The Basin Progress (Basin, Mont.) 1896-1904, February 20, 1904, Image 1

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~ 000,000 in buying mines and develop- along, steady run. With theexception _ quisition to the mining and smelting VOLUME VIII. ‘Official Paper and Leading Advertising Medium of Jeffe sta a mon RUARY 20, 1904. - dis Published in the Center of the Great Cataract Mining Dis % NUMB! MINING NOTES Elkhorn Queen Bonded --Pittsburg.Montana Company’s Smel- ter a Success. The Pittsbnrg & Montana Copper company, which has spent about $3,- ing them and building a smelter in which to treat its ores, is making cop per, but bas not yet settled down for of some iron mines located in Jeffer- son and Lewis and Clarke counties, ‘all of its property is situated in the eastern part of Butte, its veins of ore being continuations of those owned by the Butte & Boston, Boston & Montana and other large companies operating a half a mile west of its smelter. The Pittsburg company’ is in Butte to stay and is a valuable ac- industry of the Butte district. The opt the mines from which it is taking ore is practically the same in character as that of the mines of the other companies operating here, be- ing copper-silver bearing, but its: plant is different and, according to reports, is of’ a pattern calculated to revolutionize the copper ore smelting industry in this section of the. West. Manager Ralph Baggalev, a Pitts- burg millionaire, whocontrols the des- tinies of the patent, has had unlim- ited faith in the outcome of the enter ‘prise from its inception and is feeling : Harrison, have made some good ship- | names of the directors are W. A. Clark, | Mint World of Chicago. “Under| concentrating ore. The ore at the der atau ee ments of profitable ove Develop-|O. W: Clark, W; A.. Clark, Jr, kw J. the Gontradte ‘ have | bottom of the shaft ts said to be~ in: ‘Week for the first time, using one fur- | °2* Work will be pushed vigorously. | Jotmstou, A. H. Wethey, W. M. Bick. | béen paying $18 per tow freight and | shipping quantities. Ad] this work is gica'and:. ine ican =. since! Gov. A. E. Spriggs, treasurer of the | ford, all of Butte, and C. E. McBroom | treatment:on ‘most of their oré and |0n the Atlanta, but there is a good | | then has demonstrated the sincerity of his proféssions that there could Wot. be such ‘a thing as failure. The furnaces and converters work like a-charm and have given better satisfaction and results than Mr. Baggaley anticipated. Tests are still in progress at the Plant and will be continued two or three days longer, at the expiration of which time the smelter will be | who securad the bond are R. C. Wal. |Cannon, Hank Freezer, John Ming, | being a large shoot, or chimney. Keating threw up the lease, not wish- ing to work the mine longer, although, as he said, he could easily make it pay with silver at that figure. a'lease upon the property, and as a result of their management the stock- holders received in royalties more than $15,000, Since then the mine his been idle. velopment of the Big Dick properties, lying next to the Big Indian, four miles south of the city, and on the same contact as the Whitlach Union. A strong company has taken over nine claimse There is also a prospect that work will be resumed. on the Me- Clellan group, near the above named properties, this season. A large force of men is engaged on the Big Indian development where 500 feet of shaft and 3,000 feet of tunnel will be com- pleted. three miles from that city, near Fort Cataract Copper Mining company, revfrned from the East Sunday-and on Wednesday came. out to Busit and made a trip to the smelter of the the Bullion ‘in company with General Manager M. L: Hewett. He left for Butte that evening but | will return to Basin next week to be here when the smelter is blew in. ~ recently acquired the -Speculacor lace, J. H. Freezer, Z. T. Vinson and F.S. P. Lindsey. The een” mine as it is called is located near Elkhorn in Jefferson county. It svas discovered some- thing like twenty years ago and is a gold, silver and lead proposition. It was incorporated shortly - afterward, original stockholders being C. W. had in the Cataract district. In this the Independent has been misioformed. The Eva May is the property of the Montana Mineral Land Development company who will recommence oper ations jn the near future. ‘The Black Hawk Mining company, which is operating on Washi H. K. Barbour,. Henry Klein, A. G. Clarke, M. H. Keefe, Morris Sands| and several other Helena business men. A double compartment shaft was sunk on the property at the out- set, the ore body which it exposed ison county, has struck ore in the up- per tunnel on the Bi-Metallic claim, says the Pony Sentinel. The com- pany has been working the property about two months continuously under the supervision of H; U. Foster,a well- known mining man of that section. The face of the tunnel is now in 500 feet. In driving the last 40 feet a J. M. Keating of this city was among the first to acquire a bond and lease on this property. -It was the year of the panic, 1898, when sil- ver suddenly fell to 62 cents, and Mr. rock which was taken out in prosecut- ing the work between the point at which the shoot was intersected and the preseni face of the opening. From Dec. 1 to the ‘time the strike was made only two men wereemployed in the tunnel, but since then five more have been put to work. So far, all the recent work of de- velopment has been carried on in the upper tunnel, but it is the intention of the company to put on three shitts of men in. the lower tunnel. ‘The work in the latter will consist of stop- ing and the extention of the level. Senator W. A. Clark has organized @ new mining company, knoWn as the Origital Consolidated Mining com- pany, under the laws of the -state of Washington, to take coutrol of his mines in Butie, the Original and East and West Stewart. The capitahzation of the new com pany is. fixed at $10,000,000 and. the term of its existence is 50 years.’ The Then in 1900, Hill & Robiason took There is promise of éxtensive de- The lessees of the old Helena mine of Spokane. Spokane will _be- the headquarters of the company und there will be a branch working office at Butte. seme Hasry Bush,‘formerly of Butte, but now of San Francisco, who arrived in Butte.from the coast about three weeks ago forthe purpose of ixtro- ducing speculators of this section to the wonderful. fire-emitting qualities of ore from a mine in which he isin: -The Red Bird co:npany, who have started on a steady run of a month strating the success of the new pro-|* cess and satisfying the company that the vast sum of money it has expen- ded in establishing an enterprise in Butte has reached the apex and is ready to begin the decent towards the purses whence it came. The smelter being new and of different pattern from those in use by other corporations, some time willbe neces- sary to perfect its mechavism. _ Additions of new devices for in- creasing the usefullness of the plant will be made from time tv time. At t t t mine in High Ore gulch, are doing | terested in Mariposa county, Cal., for the purpose of more fully demon- ; 5°me extensive development work on spent a few days in Livingston last ore ready for shipment which average | $131 per ton in gold and silver. The principal work has been on a shaft at body. Machinery will be put in and Bird near Austin on the Northern Pacific about fifteén miles from Hel- ena, and has been_paying dividends during the last year besides doing ex- | pany’” has started work on a new his property and have three ears ot | week. | W. A. Berey, president of the St, | Julien Gold Mining company, who lives in Detroit, Mich: and J, F. No: lan of Livingston visited the property of the company in Emigrant gulch last week. After finishing the trip Mr. Bercy went to Bear gulch to examine the property of the Kimberly com- pany. Dan Haas, a machinest for the Col- orado Iron Works company, arrived in Basin Wednesday evening aod went up tothe Bullion smelter Thurs he end of the tunnel striking the ore he work ptixhed as rapidly as possible This company is operating tne Red ensive development work. The com- | $15,000 is : . Several shipments of high grade ore have been made from the Lead Kioy miue near Garnet. This mine owned by Dr. Musigbrod. The 8 » in the same district, is also being worked and is making about twenty miles from Pony, Mud- |: pears ay couat a asked. shipments to the East Helena smel- ter of some high grade gold ore. A cafload of ore every other day is being shipped from the Southera Cross mine near Virginia City. As 8000 as some necessary development work is done on this property this will be increased to about thirty cars &@ month. Mr, McCabe has taken a bond on the Robert Emmet for $20,000.. The property 1s situated on the Boulder side of the Wickes Divide. The mine has been a large producer of high-grade ore in early days, the pro- duct being hauled \by ox trains to Fort Benton and shipped down the river to the reductibn works, The vein is from 10 to 12 feet wide, carry- ing high grade lead gnd silver, and ore on the dump will run as high as 7 percent copper. Mr, McCabe has also personally bouced the Noupariel, on Granite creek, Madison county, for $25,000, and has set a force of men at development work. The prop- erty has produced a large amount of high-grade tree miljing ore in the past. “Subtantial reductions are being made by the American Smelting and Refining company to Coeur d’ Alene mine-owners for treating the silver ores of the big digtrict,” says the have been getting dnly 3} ‘cents a pound for the’lead cqntents although the New York price qn lead in 50-ton lots hus been around 4} cents. The big Coeur d’Alene interests have beon demanding a readjus}ment of prices by which they will gpt 90: percent, of the New York quotations instead of an arbitrary price. Lead has been advancing. Surplus stocks have been worked off, and the American Smelt- ing and Refining cpmpany, which practically controls the market, has withdrawn -quotationg altogether until Feb. 1.. That move ig believed to be a stép towards a fyrther advance. The whole tone of the lead market is bullish. With lead at’44 cents, which will probably prove @ conservative figure, mineowners would receive 4.05 per potnd for their product if they get 50 per cent of the New, York quo- tation. That is practically an advance of 16 percent over the prdsut price. “The stnelters have always made an arbitrary deduction of 10 por cent. from the lead contents of lead in the ore, which is for alleged losses in reagonable value for ‘ - The purchase of the mine, it is stated, ‘was made on tion given and through the plaintiffs, and on this judgement in the sum ‘of ' they will be remedied without delay. present the machinery and furnaces | Property between the Red Bird and ars being operated in perfect bar. | the railroad on 8 vein of iton twelve mony with each other and with splen- | feet wide carrying values in copper. did results, but like all original de | The shaft is down 120 feet at present vices improyements can be made in|#24 itis expected that the copper certain places, Mavager Bagguley|¥#!ue will increase witb depth. A is zealously watching for defects in | PUt is being built from the railroad the plant, and if any are diecovered | #t-Austio to the mine. A sample of ore from the High Ore mive in High Ure gulch, controlled | by the Cataract company, is quartz | “lousy” with gold, as if it had been | fired in with a shotgun. Experts es- | timate the samples would run in the) vieinity of $200,000 per ton.—Helena | Independent. It is understood that last Friday the furnace, with its charge of ore, was permitted to cool for the _of demonstrating that the chilling of one oi these patent reducers is of a- nor consequence. After the heat had bsen_redyced to. such an extent that a saiaoht of Yuma would have beeo frogen te death if thrown iuto it, the hest generdting portion of the plant was turned loose, with the result. that the charge was soon in a molten state, the same as when the cooling process began. This part of the new method was more than satisfactory to Man- ager Baggaley—it wusa realization of something he had thought could if This sample was taken from the Grey Eagle mine which the Cataract company recently acquired. Phil Gruner and James .Wassen | are working the Mantle mine in the Cataract disfrict, about two miles from Basin, on a lease and bond. The property is worked by a shaft down about 50 tect and 70 feet of stopes and drifts. They are only working \pot be 80 quickly obtained, about four men at the present titie Bikhorn Queen Bonded. bat are averaging about a car a week > AD w meeting Of the stockholders of | which is being shipped to“Batte’ for the Etkhorn éompany Mon-/| treatment. The character of the ore | “ Gay aflerncen, 6. and leasewas|is a lead carbonate carryingvalues ~ * given to Helens meli oo the old Eik-|is go'd and silver. The voin is _ hora Queen The bond is for | feet wide. Pe and ari of 10 percent} The Helena Independent in its _ Was agreed upob, The Helene men ing volumnthie week stated thut sett Peles: MIR Re gh ante day where he will correct the error in the driving pulley and put the ma- chinery in running order preparatory to blowing in the smelter next week. A suit to recover $15,000, alleged to be due for services in furnishing information that led to the purchase of a group of mines, was begun io the district court at Butte by A, C. Sandberg and John Lundgren, who will be remembered in this county by the vame of Jack McCarthy, against the Pittsburg & Montana company, a corporation, and Ralph Baggaley. The plaintiffs state, in 2 complaint that was filed by Attorney G, M. Bourquin, that laet year they were in possession “of information and know!- ‘| edge of the location of certain lode claims of great value; vis, the Golden Curry group in Jefferson county and also the owners thereof, and procured from the owners ao option to pur- chase the group of lode claims; said group contained ores in great quantity, of peculiar and great value to the defendant Pittsburg & Mon- tana et company, and the de- solicited from the plaintiffs | ' ‘ nd thetséf and au abwodoateeat ot Gite oot and asked their Sarviens, n lor the defendants re ree Fike lean? ‘ s “T smelting. This practice will be con- tinued under the new arrangement. Mine owners will therefore receive 90 percent of the value of 90 percent of the lead contetite of their ore, or 81 percent of the gross value of the lead. Io the past they have received 3} cents per pound for 90 percent of the lead. : “Take an ore going 50 percent in lead... It contains 1,000. pounds of metal, Under the. old arrangement the miner was paid 3} cents a pound for 90 percent of it or 900 pounds, which yeilded him $31.50, Under the new arrangement if lead commands 44 cents in the New York market the mine owner wil? still be paid only for 900 pounds, or 99 percert of it, or 900 pounds, which yeilded at the rate of $4.05 cents per pound, which is 90 percent of the New York price. That will give him $96.45 for his lead. “There bas also been. a: readjust- This classification includes the larger portion of the ore shipped from the Coeur d’ Alene district; so that the result is practically a cut of $2a ton in the freight rate. “The miners are not asking fora lower smelting rate and this item of expense will therefore remain at $8 per ton, With the cut in the freight rate, however, and the increase in the price of lead the miners will receive $6.95 a ton more for their 50 percent lead shipments. oe “Latson’& Greenough,: owners of the Morning mine, are said to have entered into an eight-year contract with the American Smelting and Re- firiing company along the lines out- lined in the foregoing. The Federal Mining and Smelting company, of which Charles Sweeney is president, is said to be negotiating for the same terms. Neither side will admit that the rates are as outlined, but men on the inside say that this is practically the basis of the understanding. It means greater profits for the district. The Federal company alone shipped over 90,000 tons last year, and with an increase of $7 per ton the profits this year at the same rate of shipment will aggregate $630,000 more than those of 1908. Atlanta Group Bonded, J. Campbell Cory, of Helena, head of the Standard Oil company, which is making a great success of the Jay Gould, has taken a bond on the At- lanta group in the Rimini district near Helena. There are three claims, the Gum Boot Jim, Atlanta and Hunter claims, located but a mile from Rimini. ‘Theré is a shaft down 180 feet and @ crosscut tunnel to tap the bottom of the shaft, which latter is nearly. completed. When in on this tunnel 200 feet an upexpected vein was struck which is 15 feet wide vein op the Hunter. Work will be commenced to develop these proper- be first completed. Considerable ore has been shipped from these proper: ties, running from $85 tox$40 per ton, mostly in silver. COURT PROCEEDINGS. February 15th, Court convened, and the application for a writ of cer- tiorari in the case of the State ex rel Henry Schmidt, vs. Edwin Cooley, justice of the peace, was denied, the court stating that Mr. Schmidt’s rem- |edy was by appeal. In the matter of the petitions ‘of administratrix of the estate of John F. Finlay, deceased, and of the sur- viviug partner to fence certain ground and enlarge ditches and lease prop erty, the court sustained the objec: tions which were interposed in oppo- sition to the granting of the orders, the court stating that it was the duty of the surviving partner to close up the partnership and turn over to the administratrix that which. belonged to the estate. f In the case of McCabe et al, vs. Caldwell et al., defendants were given - | pare, serve and file bill of exceptions and statement on motion for a new with a good pay streak, the rest being ties immediately, and the tunnel will |; 60 days by the court in which to pre- |. Equipment For Bre Max Von Valtier, represe the Vilter Manufacturing of Milwaukee, Wis. was Monday and made a deal : th Basin Brewing company to fu rn the necessary machinery and | qui ment for the brewery the comp building at :this place: - They put in a 25-ton refrigerating 1 having a capacity of 50 tons tons refrigeration, the necessary er and pumps, brew house equi ent 4 small cooperage and in fact a eom- plete “brewing plant. The charter will be taken out ina tew days an the subscription list will be o the same date. Scie - The Vilter company has nearly all the equipment for the s eral breweries of Montana. , Teachers Examination, An examination of teacherswill be” ty super held in the office of the coun intendent of schools on. brug 26th and 27th, opening at 8:80 4. m: Atma M. Kriorr, Superintendent of Schools, Fraternal Brotherhood. ~ Basin Lodge No. 275 meets every first and third Monday of each month in A. O, U. W. Hall at 8 o'clock. - So- journing members are invited to at- - tend. Tayzon F. MoCorp, Pres, Miss Dora Anms,Sec, Mus. J. E. Tair, Treas. Basin Camp No. 10972 MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA — meets the first and third Th night of each month at A.O.U. W hall. members are cordial- ly invited to attend. By ee Basaimr,V.O; J. a, FITZPATRICK & LEWIS Cissayers and Chemists Careful attention given to ae os? & 108 N, 2% ing Street. ~ Tan ge P. 0. Box No. 114 BUTTE, MONTANA 0. E.-RAINVILLE, M.D. Physician and = Surgeon. Company ee NEW HUOT © Mary: Wormsley, Proprietress trial. In the case of Ryan ve. Ryan, the {motion for judgement on bebalf of jthe defendant notwithstanding the | findings of the jury and the verdict, +was argued at length by counsel. The court also listened to counsel's argument on the motion to retax costs in this case. The court took the mat- ters under advisémeat, aid stated that he probubly would decide the matters in question on March 3rd next, at which time the Court ordered all the parties interested to be in court, particularly the minor children of plaintiff and defendant. . \ Court adjourned to Saturday, Feb: raary 20th at 10 A. M. ° ‘ od ment of freight rates. Last year ores carrying gross values of less than $50 were charged for at th rate of $8 per Ores runmig. from $50 td 866, $10 per ton and ores valued at more Bat $65 wore charg: | for at the rath. nen ier ton. Unidora new adjust a ing the lazy organs they compel good Mysterious Circumstance, One was pale and sallow and the other fresh and rosy. Whenes the difference? She who is blushing with health uses Dr. Kings New Life Pills to mathtain at) By gently arous- -days «go ore carrying than $60. per ton will be} rate of #8 per ton.| by the railroad com- digestion and head off constipation, Rates, $2.00: a Day A Strictly! First Clase Hote). Basin, Montana BANK OF “= BOULDER BOULDER, MONTANA, 7 2 Officers and Directors: Jesse PATTERSON, President Evw, Ryav, Vice President F.C, Berenves, Cashier LQ. Sxetton, -° Assistant Cashier’ E. R. Dean, Ben Wahle. i ——_ ——_——er a, _— a ae \ , ie a ha, ‘ Try them. Only 25c, at all Draggists and Dealers, — Mane,

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