The Basin Progress and Mining Review (Basin, Mont.) 1904-1909, February 27, 1904, Image 1

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: ee ae O fficial ; ° VOLUME VIII, ret © eee BASIN, MONTAN i A, FEBRUARY 27, 1904, © Published in the Center of the Great Cataract Mini NOTES Bullion Smelter to Start -Metalurgist Bergstrom to Have Full Charge —Mining News a of the State The Cataract Copper Mining com- _ pany’s new smelter will start this week beyond the question of a doubt. Everything is in readiness there be ing nearly 1,000 tons of ore in the bine, the coke and lime bins are tilled and there is 700 cords of wood in the yard. Owing to the defect in the pulley and the installing of a sampler, a delay of several weeks have been caused. It was necessary to ship the main driv- ing pulley to the Western Iron Works at Butte city, aud have it rebored| and trimmed down. The puiley ar. rived in Basin Thursday afternoov and was hauled to the smelter and set in place on Friday. The sampler is ‘tompleted and the alterations in the ore bins fatehed and Manager Hewitt is only waiting aow for the arrival of the furnace man who is to make the test run for the Colorado Iron Works company. Thegentleman is expected to arrive jn Basin the first of the week. Mr. O. Bergstrom, one of the best known metalurgists: in the state of Montana, has accepted a position with the Cataract Copper Mining com- pany snd will have full charge of the stielting plant after the test trial 1 made by the Colorado Iron Works bh pany. “Mr. Bergstrom has been with the Colorado Smelting company for eleven years. He visited the company’s plant the first of the week and made @ careful examination “of the same, also the ores to be treated, before he accepted the position which Manager Hewitt had offered him: On his re- turn to Basin he expressed himself to a Progress representative to the effect that he was highly pleased with all that he had seen and predicted a brilfiaut future for the new smelter. - The Pittsburg-Montava company will shortly increase its force of men at Swissmont, the site of their irup mines near Elkhorn, to about fifty, as the smelter iu Butte is in success- ful operation and the ore can. be used as fast as it can be mived. A num. ber of mivers were sent there.a few days ago. The Hecla Consolidated Mining company, which in 21 years of exist- ence has, itis said, paid two and one quarter millions of dividends, was to- day made the defendant in a suit for receiver brought by Newton Todd, broker of Indianapolis, Ind. Todd declares that the compiiny is insol- vent. He chargesa scheme oh the part of the directors of the company to secure a preferred debt against thé corporation and thus wipe out the minority old Henry Knippenberg, president of the company, and John McCutchen, deny these chaiges. It is set out a loss of $96,315, and in 1908 at a loss of $4,479. A very rich strike is reported in the | The Galena mine, located near Sil- huve been received, but noth- ‘jing app: ‘the preeent find has everbeen heard of before in the Emi grant distnet, although the return: from the placer mines in the distric: have always been good, and miners have always. asserted. that there is rich gold ore in the neighborhood. oany is pumping all of the seey this source. - has just been organized and its sles of incorporation filed, to oper ver Star, recently acquired by O. Berg. { strom, of Butte, bas yeilded a net profit of $8,000 under his manage. ment. It is being worked under lease and the royalties paid to the owner | $2,000,000, with James Winscot amounted to $2,000, which is a third] president and general {nanager,. & of the purchase price. The ore is by | no means exhausted as about 40 feet of ground was opened up below where the $8,000 was taken out and the vein looks as good throughout-the entire distance as it did above. Diamond Mine in Operation. The Amalgamated company is hav- ing a newdrum made for the disabled and a half miles south of Helena, an¢ he other fifteen miles from the city, Che capital stock of the company i IL; vice’ president, and E, 8. Cheer group, in Maupin gulch, fifteen miles from Helena, upon which eon- siderable workhas been done. There ‘pally to drifting. The ‘nin Sa vater in that-section of the district, Phot ‘and the Rochester company is there- | ter fore, not bothered to any extent from ¢ F * The Gold Band Mining company }*t ifteen claims, one group situated two and G. D. McKay of Som Hobbs 1 of the same city as secretary and pp! treasurer. The properties acquired }” by the company consist of the Tunnel | ¥er, although very good success har ode, near the city, and the Good }been attained with the antimo-arseno part of the hoisting engine at the Dia- mond mine, and as soon as itis fin- ished, which will be in # week or two, it will be shipped to Butte by express and placed in position without delay. The drum is being made in San Fran- cisco. In the meantime the mine will be operated to the best possible ad-f vantage with the side of the engine that was not damaged by the acciden! |. which occured to the machinery about two weeks ago. Owing tothe ina- bility-of the engine to handle the re- gulatiou output of the mine, some of the miners were laid off at the time of the accident, but will be put back to work again as‘soon as the disabled portion of the machinery is fixed. By having the drum come by express the company will be able to get it several days quicker than it would if shipped by freight. It will likely be about the heaviest piece of express matter that has ever been hauled int: this city by a locomotive.—Standard, J.C. Cory of of Relena has secured & lease and bond on the Gum Boot prising the Atlanta group, located about a mile from Rimini. The pro- perty has'on ita shaft 180 feet deep and g tunnel Which was started for the purpose-of tapping the bottom of the shaft. Dhe-tufnel, itis said, is oearly finished. * ¥ Miles Lyons, who has been opera- tiog a diamond drill in the- Kendall mining district, left recently for South Africa, where he expects to get a place running a diamond drill. He ‘is shipped in time to teach Gardiner Jim, Atidnts ad Hunter claims, com- [about June 1, when it will be freighted to Cooke City. At the same time a Cooke. The Precious Metals.“tom- pany has secured a townsite, power plant aod mill sites, and the best water rights obtainable in Cooke City, and Mr. Tuttle assured Mr, Byrue that there was no question that the entire program concerning the camp would go through. ‘8 a lead of pay ore from three to five feet wide which has assayed as high ‘s $30 per ton. There isa ebaft on }# this property sixty feet deep, . which’ will be sunk 200 feet and other devel- opment work will be pushed. The tunnel lode mine is-east-of the Whit- tach’ Union and adjoming the Mc- Ji¢llan,’south of Helena. From this oroperty a large amount of profitable ore was shipped iu the early duys. It is now stated that two sulphide smelters will bo installed in Cooke City early next summer beyond the possibility of doubt. This announce- ment comes as a result of a conference held in Billings between A. C. Byrne, the Red Lodge merchant, who is president of the Sheep Mountain Mining & Milling company, and OC. R. Tuttle, president of the Precious Metals company of Helena and Pitts- burg. The latter is on his way to Toleda, Ohio, for a meeting of stock- holders, and will then goto Pittsburg to.see that the smelting mach big sawmill plant will be taken td The Garnet Gold Mining company is.added to the charge from time ne, as needed. The stirring by and mulesis continued at in followed in each instance by pive to twenty-four hours’ rest. time required for treating a ” varies from ten to torty days. The time varies partly on account of yhe varying character of the ores, but acipally according to the season }of the year, as the success of the pro- sseems to depend greatly upon ® heat of the sun. When the pro- ess 1s considered complete the pulp Washed away,the amalgam recov- red, retorted and the bullion melted. he ore necessary for the most com- ® success by this process seems to the sulphides and chlorides of sil- Th Sane ‘sulphides. With favorable ores re- markably high ~percentages in gold, probably owing to the presence of the fsulphates.. When time, is not an ob- ject, and labor and forage for animals it appears to bean admir- able process. But the slowness’ o! the'process aud the fact that- $50,000 or $100,000 are locked up in the “torta” for two months or more make it unsatisfactory for’ present uses Climatic conditions seem to have e great deal to do with the success of this process. It seems to need the natural heat of the sun, which in Mex- ico is nearly always doing business. In the United States and other local- ities it has been tried on exactly the Same character of ores, but without the same results. The ar stra beds are still to be seen,as woéllas the remains of the patios. In most instances the arras- tras were run by waterspower. , But the ores are not of the ‘most favorable description for the “patio” process. There are quite considerable quanti- ties of sulphides of iron a1 u \ process. Further, the ores of the Tlalpujahus district carrying good values in gold. of which there is considerable los whep treated by the “patio” process The early substitute for the “patio” process was the stamp mill and pa: amalgamation. In this process th: same chemicals were used and artifi- cial heat applied. The pan proces: has never made the high percentag: of saving as the “patio” process, th: character of ore and other condition: Spent several years in South Africa. C. M. Allen, for many years super- has filed its annual statement in the office of the secretary of state. The concern is capitalized at $5,000,000, being equa]. A number of reasons have been advanced for this. Some Of this amount $33,746 “has been paid in money antl $46,128.80 nas been expended in the purchase and devel- opment of property. The corporation owns twenty three mining claims, water rights and millsites, upon va- rious of which is*considerable machin- ery. The liabilities are $70,181.41. intendent of the Butte & Boston com- pany’s smelter, has been appointed manager of the Pittsmont. smelter, the appointment having been made yesterday by Ralph Baggaley, gen- eral manager of all the properties of the Pittsburg & Montana compaay. Mr. Allen is a first-class smelterman, have attributed the loss to the pres- ence of particles of iron in.the pulp, arising trom the attrition of thestamps and pans. It is probable that the length of time to which the ore is ex- posed tothe mercury and the added advantage of ile sun’s heat, are the reasons for the superiority of saving in the “patio” process. While th: ‘ST. LOUIS. The Progress Will Send a Young Lady to the Louisiana Pur- chase Ex Py , sition. | ' ALL EXPENSES PAID The Trip toBe Made on the Scenic Mississippi. —— paid and a liberal amount of spend: she will want for nothing, and will thoroughly. enjoy the trip. We have made arrangements with the Expo- sition Transportation company of St. Paul, and print a clippihg from a St. Paul paper with this article that ex- {plains the trip. It is the most pleas-| ving Port Arthur, Russian ant way to make the trip and there will be nothing but enjoyment. from home, The contes: will open on: March 1, tt 12 o'clock noon-and will close at 12 o'clock noon on June I. Coupons 100. votes. Ali sub ‘umber of votes as new subscribers. The following is taken from a St. Paul paper: ‘ ; The old time splendor of Mississippi River steamboating is. to be revived between St. Paul and St. Louis dur- ‘hase Exposition next summer by the Exposition Transportation Company, reventiy organized in St. Paul. © The members of this company real- zed the majority of World’s Fair tour- ists will wish to include in their visit ‘0 St. Louis the magnificent upper ‘iver trip, than which there is none nore beautiful and picturesque in the world, Combined with this is the fact that the visitor whose stay is ‘imited, will exhaust a considerable portion of his time in seekiog quarters. Che prospectus of the Exposition Cransportation Company anticipates ATRIP 10 | The Progress offers a trip’ to the Louisiana Purchase Hxposition to the young lady, of Jefferson county, ree Te who will be fortunate enough to win} —— ae ee in'the contest. All expenses will be| oe ing money will be supplied 66 that’ capturing small detachicoabebnaaiee t + ’ the time you leave until you arrive 2at from thepaper will be counted ing the season of the Louisana Pur- |$ possessing a thorough knowledge of the business from the crude end to|; the polished finish. An additional |; farnace at the plant of the company was started up yesterday. Last night the plant was in full operation, i Tha shaft on the Combination mine, owned by the Reins Copper compariy, is said to have reached a depth of about 600 feet. The mine is located ‘in Meaderville. William Brennan and others are’ working the Potosi claim in the Pony district of Madison county, and W. E. Williams is developing a claim owned The “patio” process was introduced a Mexico in 1557, since which time thas been in constant use, and by which process thé greater production of the silver which has been produced n Mexico has been extracted. - writer in Modern Mexico breifly de- scribes the process as follows: The ore is broken, generally at the mine in the process oi sorting, by. men, women and children. veyed to the hacienda, where it is pul- | verized, sometimes by Chilian mills, | but more frequently in arrastras run by mule power. By this process the ore is crushed very fine—in fact, slimed. It is then con- saving of high percentages it is not satisfactory by the pan process, -the saving in time aud annoyance muke the process generally preferable. THE BASIN BREWERY. The Charter is Received and an Election of Officers Held, operating a line of palatial steamers between St. Paul and St. Louis nekt summer, each accompanied by a con- sort, or large floating hotel, which will be moored for one week at a pri- vate dock convenient to the fair grounds. The oppressive heat of the vity will be avoided by night, the boat aod consort dropping down stream 4 dozen or fifteen miles every mid- oight, simply keeping under control in midstream, where a breeze always the return to the dock early each The Basin Brewing company isthe | morning. : loame of the new stock company that} The consorts will be used exclu- : blows and the air is always cool, until | ‘by. Horace Walter in the same district. Mr. Wiiliams is driving a tunnel, the face of whieh is now about 75 feet from the surface. It is then introduced from the arras- | was formed last week and applied for tras to the patio. The patiois large |a charter, The charter bas been re- stone-paved floor with cemented joints | ceived and, the stock placed ‘on the of varying dimensions. The ote is market. The amount of the capital sively “for the sleep'ng™ com part- ments—the advantage Of this removal from the noise and vibration of the _ E. M. Hand, whois in-charge of the propérty of the San Domingo Mining company and the Roctiéstér Gold accumulated in the patio until it eon- tains many tons, varying from twenty to 100. When a sufticient quantity has been accumulated the mags is called a “torta,” The ore, as it comes from the arrastra, contains an excess of water. This is evaporated by the heat of the sun until it is of propor consistency. It then covers the floor of the patio to depth ranging from one foot to 18 inches. The first oper- pation is adding salt to the ore in ee aed s ebaraeter of the ore. or mules are introduced, which are driven around oughly mixing it. Then it is allowed a few days’ rest, when sulphate of copper and iron are introduced, the amount depending upon the nature | stock is $20,000, non-assessable. | Ata meeting of the company the following officers were elected: F. Schekenbach, president; Phil Waldie, the product on the market by the first of June. The brewery is located on vice president; Hayes Axtell,secretary: | uishing every possible comfort and ‘ogines and fromthe kitchen and lining room being obvious, While en route toand from St. Louis it is proposed to add to the satural beauties of the trip by fur- The rapidity with are being made even thus indicate thatthe sucdess unique project is assured, and the company will be obliged late applicants-on account. Space. va : A BANK FOR BASIN» Some. of the enterprising citiz and business men of this city. have long felt the need institution, have decided » and work was dr excavating for the fot brick building which will be u for that purpose, ws ra Keep Your Eye on Basin, February 20— Viceroy Alexieff and staff leave Port Arthur for Harbin to — establish new headquarters there, shy February. 21—British “Ching n's as she was | Ping fired onby boat blown up by submarine minesat. the same oe ie ci rae oa _ February 28—General Sakharoff, chief of staff of military district of Turkestan - appointed acting minister of war of Russia. Bnitish steamer Rosalie cay -° ms ‘in ar]. © rears will be entitled to the same If in_need of lumber of any kind call up the Largey Lumber Co. long distance telephone 547,°—- Fraternal Brotherhood. =~ Basin Lodge No, 276 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. Tarton F. MoCorp Pres, Miss Dona Ariis, Sec, ~*~ Mas. -J. E, Tart. Treas. Basin, in the center ot the great Cataract district. : as Basin Camp No. 10972 MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA meets the first and third Th night of each month at A.O,U, W hall. Sojourning members are. cordial- ly invited to attend. : J. H, Basxier, V, O, JounWatwm, Clerk, ~~ FAIRVIEW LODGE No. 67, 1.0. 0. Ff. 2 i Meets every Saturday at 8 P.M. at ef Odd Fellows hall. members are cordially invited toattend. : Haney Livoste ~-J. H. Baskite, WG. Secretary. 4 a: FITZPATRICK & LEWIS. Cssayers and Chemists Careful attention given to Ship- ated rants Wo soe Rule, treasurer, The board of luxury, a full ofehestra will be carried P. 0. Bex No. 114 BUTTE, MONTANA ; directors is composed of these officers | 1nd danging on the main boat will be ‘4 with these additional: J. C. Whiteley, | indulged’in every evening. Keep Your Eye on Basin, a Geo. N. Osborne aud Wm. Kline. . | The selection of operating officials f ; This company is organized to eon- | indicates a determination on the part ’ RAINVILLE, fe me duct a brewery at Basin and have the} of the owners to place iu charge. D, E. M. D, ‘ : building already completed and the | who know their business thoroughly. | ih. iniar 1a ’ Wachinery ordered, expecting to put} ‘The general manager is Captain E.| F LAB TL AAL dS. a C, Anthony, one of the best known | owners and operators of Mississippi | through it for several hours, thor-/ Basin steamboats, who for many years ban been identified with the excursion business on the upper river. Paul D, , an official of the Mutual Transit Company; whose boate ply | eréek and the company. have est water that can be had in ‘state of Montana and they sbould jto compete successfully With a eae ‘Ot thie OFM; together with tyufeksifver. | ty in the state and with the 8 ares Ink between But |

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