The Castle News (Castle, Mont.) 1888-1888, March 15, 1888, Image 1

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VOL. I. CASTLE, MONTANA. Published Every Thursday —By— SCHLOSSER BROS. Terms: $2.00 per Year Strictly Cash in Advance. TERMS FOR ADVERTISING: Times lin. Zin. Sim. Yeol. ‘gcol Icol. lweek... $200 $4 $6 $1 Sis) gS» 2weeks.. 3 W ° ‘ 6 Dw 2.6 dweeks.. 45) . 9 17 20 Ww a8 2 month io tt ls *) 45 WO w 3 month+ * 3 38 MS of SB j Gmonutks. 1207 ‘ ww is Go wis lyear.... WW BD » ow two 17 Reading matter notices will be inserted on the third page at 15 cents per line for the first inser- tion aad 5 cent» per line for each imee:tion there- alter. No notice inserted for less than §t. All letters, commanications, &., should be ad- dressed to THE CASTLE NEWS, ‘‘astle, Meavher Co., Montana. BUSINESS DIRECTORY, F. E. J. CANNEY, M. DO. (From San Frenciseo.) SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN. Twenty Years Hospital and Private Practice. A SUPPLY OF DRUGS AND MEDICINES CONSTANTLY CN HAND. Castte, Montana. ooo ———-- - JCE&. REED, Novrary Pvuatic, and Local Town Recorder. H. AK. EOWARDS, NOTARY PUBLIC ANO JUSTICES OF THE Peace. tommson, Mon’. L. PEAVEY, ATTroanNncy-atT-Law, and Notary Public. Bz Real Estate, Mining Claim and Insurance Agent. Joun A. Luce. LUCE & LUCE, ATTORNEYS - aT -Law, Bozeman, Mon. Land Luce has Practice in the Courts of the Territory. end Mining Case+ » Specialty. L. A had '5 years experi ace as a Mining Lawyer. S. DEUTSCH, —and— ee a -~ 2 ‘ -_ wee EO Sian County Surve Bi F. L. ‘ Lead and Copper Ores bved, prac.icuble meth iven. Post Office will receive Assay of Gold, ' @xeenterd by the me ods and Reliable Re Sanrples of ore le prompt altent:on, E.G —~Manufi Castle, Mont iL. E In quantity to suit te Robi \ Parties calling @ OWN Interest by eit stantly in stock Fr s ROS., Propr's. Robinven will consnlt their Bing u~acatl We carry con- Butter and Rench Eges. 5 » SALOON Will open AT ROBINSPON, APRIL 187, 1888. Trowas Hvanns, Robinson. TH BR }. NEW YORK HOUSE! Livingston, Mont. The cheapest house in town. Board and Lodging. Meals and Hodging 25 cents Each. Cun. MeGnrartt. THE Galf-~Yay House A Post Orrice, MIBERSBULRG, ~——On the Livinggmfion and Castle stage road.—. wif. Kinoy, Prop. 4 Meals and Lodi Good Stabling for animal. CASTLE NEWS. | ny i Ca io Soie a aie: egy : eX a : - Ps de as re * ft . . 5 a * . ‘| {a ne! ee : s £,; tee + =. ated es _ car, } a “ Lf a ; p es a a MS oe Fier) v4 ae ay nee he” A 2.3 ” al Oc > ‘ po an ee aire eas ee © suet aie Mal 5 tb ae ° CASTLE pe aR J z by ; r : ( a\ cos 3 ve ss x % 4 yy A : a e y s - a tl ay my ae. ha Sa pe i ' oP ae ; : rt P et t 2 “ SP ae -! fe a ae oS “f oe ef e+) tes pT Si 8 ‘al ee a NEWS. CASTLE, The Coming Carbonate Camp. CASTLE, MONTANA, THE MOST PROMIS- ING NEW MINING CAMP IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. Oxides Rich in Silver--Free Smeiting Ores--The Finest Flux Yet Discovered in the Country, Supplying all the De- ficiencies of a Great Smeit- ing ladustry in Montana reve . 22... al _ Cacti on the north and east side of the Castle mountains in the southerly part of Meagher County, about fifteen miles from White Sul- phar Springs, forty five miles from Townsend, and sixty miles north from Livingston. af: ereat ster trict is situated és » mnie < 5 In width, and at an elevation of be- tween GUOO and T7000 feet, easily ac- cessible with wagons from all diree- The general formation of the country is granite, with limestone, por- phyry, blue and magnesia limestone and slate resting against it; the course of the veins are north-east and south- west. The ore is similar in character to that of Leadville, galena and car- bormte principally, assaying from $65, to 875 per ton, free smelting, and believed. to lie in true contact veins, which ranges from three feet to four- teen feet in width. It carrics such # quantity of fluxing matter, that it is estimated to be worth its assay val- ue at the dump. The mountains are well wooded, and timber for all pur- tf tions. ees is found in sufficient quantity. | “ine bunch grass covers the hills and the country in the vicinity is fine gra- zing. ISTORY. The :nountains have been prospect- ed for several years, but the galena and carbonate ore was not discovered until the year 1885. Mr. Barnes, from White Sulphur Springs in ISS], and every year after, hunting for ore whieh be holeyved the hills contained, and is entitled to the distinction of making the first location in the camp, the Blue Buil in 1884, located near Robinson; he also located the Princess lead, by another name, the same year. Mr. Geo. Robinson located the Top, now known as the Eclipse, a copper lead, in ISS5. The same year Mr. F. L. Hensley prospe cted the district and located the . » eo - Morning Siar, Belle of the Castles and Lamar, Chollar, and discovered the lead float of the Yellowstone, but did not discover the lead unti! the next yerr. \ In 1886 Messrs. Chepin and Lewis ciscovered and loented the Grreat East- ern, the first carbonate lead located in the district, about the same time the Hensley brothers located the Yel- stone, Cumberland, Great Western and American. In 1887, they located the California, Lron Chief, Golden and Gem. The Cumberland was worked during the winterof 1886-7, and bond- ed in the spring of ISS7 to Messrs. Kingand Ash of Billings, for S0.000, The Great Eastern was bonded the same spring also for $60,000, to Mesers. Woolsten & Hamilton, of Hel- ena, and the Yellowstone, to Messrs. Crounse, Hauser and others for $75,- OO. The Hidden Treasure was discov- ered this year by Messrs. Dunn and Donavan, end bonded to Hauser & Co, for $40,000. The Morning Star, Belle of the Castles, and Lamar, were bonded by the Hensley brothers, to Messrs. Kin- dred and others, for $49,000. The discoveries and bonding of these rich leads created excitement throughout the country with which that of Leadville only, could be com- pared, and the mountains which here- tofore were the haunts of wild beasts and large game, were the scenes of the most active human operations ; old prospectors, practica miners, experts, tradesinen, stockmen, ranch- ers, mechanica, cowboys, sheep-herd- ers, and laborers, turned their faces towards the new carbonate camp, and ext tsayed incicate a rich lead. many of them have been rewarded by the finding of rich leads. The rich discoveries at Smith's camp at the northerly part of the dis- trict helped toincres se the interest and excitement; among the most prom- nent are the Alice, owned by Smith Bros., Woodson & Hodges; Black Hawk, owned by Smith Bros., and Altha, owned by Smith Bros. & Reed 3 Judge,owned by Snyder, Lee, Pease & Anderson Bros. ; Legal in Abundance--Lead Carbonates | | It is about twelve miles | in length, and from five to ten miles | post- master, came over Tender, | trict are the Princess, owned by H. H. Barnes, bonded to Messrs. Baker, Potter, & Folsom, for $10,000. The An erican, Chollar Potosi, and Great ; Western, owned by the Castle Min- ing Company. These are among the promising mines of the camp. Other promising leads are the Hamden, owned by Chapin, Lewis & Latch ; the Powderly, owued by Hensley Bros, Chaffe & Higgins; Eclipse, owned by Hensley. bros. Robinson, Kurtz & Pound ; Homestake, owned by Burkhart & Co. ;. the Mis- souri owned by Reed & DeZang, and Mohawk, owned by Smith Bros. The above mentioned are the leads more or less developed. The many inere prospects, are too numerous to even mention in this article, but we ave confident therageill be in. ere reports to publish concerning many | of them in the near future. DEVELOPMENTS. The mines now being worked, are the Cumberland worked by an incline, now at a depth of about 140 feet, which shows a continuous ore body from the croppings to the bottom of incline, varying from eight to four- teen feet in thickness. <A large amount of work was done in the fall in preparation to work the mine in building: a shaft house, straightening shaft &c., &c. ‘There is estimated to ibe 1000 tons of ore on the dump. ‘The Great Eastern was opened by an incline, also, under the superinten- dency of Mr. E. R. Hamilton, and is now being worked at a depth of 150 feet, and cross cut 125 feet, showing a fine ore body. A whim house has been built and a whim put in during the past winter, and the mine is being worked more satisfactorily than be- fore and the output is all that could be expected. The ore on the dump is estimated at 100 tons. The Yel- lowstone is be ine developed by con- tract, a shaft was sunk 100 feet dur- ing the winter and the result so satis- factory that a contract for another hundred feet was let. It promises to be one of the very best mines. The Hidden Treasure has been worked during the winter by an in- cline at a depth of over 100 Feet, but not showing quite to the satisfaction of the parties bonding, work by them was discontinued, but the owners will soon ut in hoisting works and with conunue developments and have full faith that it will show up satis- factorily by following the ore. The Alice has been worked by a perpendicular shaft, now at a depth of about fifty feet, and shows a fine hich grade galena and carbonate ore. There is probably two hundred tons of | ore on the dump. A cross-cut of fifty feet has been made also. The mine is worked by a whim. The Black Hawk is being worked by contract ata depth of about sixty- five feet and promises to be one of the best leads of the camp. A shalt vas sunk in the Judge in the fall to ithe depth of thirty fect, the indica- tions showing a good lead. The Homestake Co. worked a shaft to quite a depth in the fall, and during the winter sunk in a new lo- eality and ata depth of eighteen feet struck a body of ore of about twelve feet. . The North Star near Robinson is now worked ata depth of fifty feot having a fine body of ore. The Powderly has a shaft of about thirty feet, showing a lead of about four fect of fine ore from outeroep down. <A tunnel now 100 feet is be- ing run to tap the lead. The Hamden shows an ore body ebout four feet in thickness, has a shaft down about thirty feet, anda tunnel now in 1]0 feet, which will tap the lead probably at a depth of 125 feet, a very promising mine. The Princess is worked at a depth of forty-five feet by shaft and has seventy fect of cross cuts. Work was discontinued on this mine in the fall, but it has been reboyded and will be opened up this spring. There is a lead of twenty feet of iron ore, which is believed to be associated with carbonate not far distant. The Chollar Potosi is being worked by a tunnel 165 feet, showing a six foot vein of high grade ore. The Great Western has a fifty foot tunnel. Shaft thirty feet. The American has not been pros- pected extensively, but speciinens as- “The Morning Star has two shafis thirty and fifty feet respectively, and a tunnel sixty feet in length. Speci- inens from this mine have assayed 600 ounces in silver. The Kelipse has a shaft thirty feet deep, showing a good vein, princi- pally copper, but carrying some gold ‘and silver. The Missouri has seventy fect of a shaft and seventy feet of tunneling, | der, Si'ver Star, Virginia, California, Iron C\ef and others by the score. ’ CASTLE TOWN. The t. wn of Castle has been built since J:une last, when the first house was erected. It is situated at the southerly end of the district, at the | foot of the mountains, and has a fine location pleasant and health¥™* The buildings now consist of about eighty dwellings, ascore of business houses, includ: a general merchandise store, .ardware, hotel. post-office building’ clothing store, restaurants, lodgins ¢ houses, saloons, a livery stable, } carpenters, wagon ‘pops, &e. Ke. The stocks of merch ise are large, and varied eufic: to meet the present neces- tues éamp. A poste‘lice is ., row?s made to outside points and to the mines, and connec- tions made three times a week by stage with White Sulphur Springs, and will be with Livingston, in April. A justice of the peace deter- mines the habilities for infractions of the law, while a deputy sheriff exe- cutes its commands. <A school dis- trict has been set off and a school will be opened soon probably, as there is ascore or more of families in the camp, and scholars enough for quite a school already. Two saw mills supply the camp with lumber, furnishing building material for the town, and timber for the mines. The camp is well supplied with milk from More Bros. dairy, and butter from Linecoln’s and Potter's ranches. The camp is greatly in need of better means of transportation, and a railroad would be of the greatest benefit to the camp, and also the mineral interests of Montana in gen- eral. The Casile mines will supply the oxide or fluxing ores which are so important a factor in the cheap treatment of refractory ores, and vhich the Territory has been deficient in heretofore, and aid more than any others to build up a great smelting industry in Montana. Probably ore will be shipped out of the camp by freight teams this summer, if a railroad is not built in. The ore of the camp will go forty-five and fifty per cent. lead, and twenty- five ounces in silver ; assay value per ton, sixty-five dollars ; cost of min- ingr say two dollars, an estimate prob- abiy %Guble the average cost 3 cost freiynting to railroad, fifteen dollars, to smelter the same ; it is calculated smeliing companies will smelt the ore free for the fluxing it carries, in which case the entire cost for min- fing, freighting and reduction would be thirty-two dollars, leaving a net profit of thirty-three dollars for each ton shipped. if fifteen dollars per ton were paid for smelting, for which the Toston smelter offered to do it, there would yet remain a profit of eighteen dollars. With railroad fa- cilities for shipping, a direct route to smelters, and ore carrying fluxing enough to pay for smelting, the value of the ore though regarded as “low grade” can be easily appreciated. te alee a TERRITORIAL. A fire at Miles City on the 7th inst, damaged the McQueen house to the amount of $1000, John Ganley of Helensville, aged fifty, was killed on the railroad at Deer Lodge on the 6th inst: The Independent of the 14th pub- lishes a list of about forty “marriage- able” young men of Helena. A man named Bachelor blew him- self up with giant powder at Maiden on the 6th. Loss at cards was sup- posed to be the cause. Andrew J. Hyde,a clerk of J. Snitzer wine merchant, of Helena, crossed the “border” after “borrow- ing” 2000, of his empioyer. We understand that work of min- ing coal at Cinnabar has been tem- porarily suspended preparatory to erecting extensive coke works at those mines.—-A’xnterprise. A carload of thoroughbred running horses, ten in number, the property of Noah Armstrong of Twin Bridges, and Messrs. Preuitt & Hundley of Helena, will be taken through to 5t. Louis this week. Governor Leslie has pardoned Al- bert Osborne, chavicted at the May term, 1887, cf the district court of Deer Lodge county, for assault with intent to murder, and sentenced to one year in the penitentiary. A. Cherokee half-breed cowboy named John James, was shot through the upper part of the right leg, at Miles City on the 6th. Whether by himself or his pariner who was with him at the time is not known. A petition, officially signed, rep- resenting 240 members of the W. C. “CASTLE, MEAGHER COUNTY, MONT, 'SSURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1888. A special meeting of the Judith wool growers association will be held at Lewiston March 10th. The ob- ject is not stated, but is believed to be called to take some action in re- lation to the proposed removal or re- duction of the wool tariff. A. Bickford, T. J. Chestnut and Charles Stierle were indicted by the grand jury of Dawson county on the ith, for conspiracy in defrauding the territory under the bounty law. They were arraigned and admitted to bail in asum of $500 each. The amount y | of the frauds aggregate $3000. blacksmiths, | Articles of incorporation of the “Missoula PublishingCompany” have been filed, the object of which is the printing, publishing and conducting x daily democratic newspaper at Mis- | souia. The company wi also buy! and sell real estate. “The ineorpore- tors are H. M. Pierce, John D. Matthews, C. P. Higgins and Walter M. Bickford. A Cornish employe of the Comet mine met with a horrible death at Comet on Friday. He was standing in the 100 foot level talking down the shaft, when the cage caine down, cutting his head off from the mouth, clean as though done by a guillotine. The deceased was thirty two years of age, and unyarried. He leaves a mother and father. The Mineral Land association is daily forwarding affidavits and pe- iitions to the Seeretary of the In- terior bearing upon the lands now in question. One hundred and fifty such affidavits were received yester- day alone. Some of those which have been sent cover sixteen town- ships of the best mineral land in Mon- tana.——Jndependent. A mass meeting of the republicans of Park county was held at Living- ston on Saturday last anda county - P organization effected. The follow- ing named compose the central com- mittee: A. A. Joy, chairman; A. Rich, John Lock, 8. Forney, C. H. Eaton, F. F. Fridley, George M. Hatch, O. P. Dabney, A. L. Nichols, G. J. Bachelder, H. O. Hickox, G. W. Baker, R. I’. Smith, M.S. Bal- linger and Samuel Jackson. Geo. Q. Eaton, George H. Wright and H. Eljingston were appointed a commit- tee at large. ial, GENERAL Postmaster General Dickinson has been dubbed “the Chesterfield of the cabinet.” NEWS. The committee on agriculture re- ported a bill to create a department of agriculture. The sale of Libby prison to a Chi- cago sy Jicate is confirmed. The ee price was $23,000 cash, Miss Louisa M. Alcott, the well known author, died at Boston on the 6th, from spinal meningitis. A postal inspector recently dis- continued three post offices in the Coeur d’Alenes, without warning. The Northern Pacific has given notice of a big reduction in freight rates between St. Paul and Helena. Captain Bogardus, the champion wing shot of the world, says he will not again compete for championship honors. Severe shocks of earthquakes were felt at Pasadena, and Los Angeles, Cal. on the 7 th inst. No damage was done. The house committee on commerce has authorized a favorable report on Raynor’s bill for a system of postal telegraphy. The situation of the strike of en- gineers on the Burlington rail road continues unchanged and it is feared will extend to other systems. The bill providing for the opening of the yvreat Sioux reservation of Dakota passed the house on the 7th, and caused great rejoicing in that ter- ritory. A Constantinople dispatch says : In accordance with the demands of Russia the porte has notified Prince Ferdinand that his position in Bul- garia is illegal. It is statedat the treasury depart- ment that owing to the heavy receipts during the past few mouths the sur- plus at the end of junc, 1888, will probably reach $155,000,060. Emperor William had a serious fainting fit on the 4th inst. and was supposed to be dying. His strength has declined to such an extent his physicians fear he cannot again rally. Detectives of the Pinkerton agency found *30,000 worth of jewelry stock which had been stolen from Chapman NO. 1. the continent. Distinguished scien- tists discern that this is a region where mining will reward generously those who carry it on under proper con- ditions. —Great Falls Tribune. A cyclone passed over tho south- western part of Opelousas parish, La., on Sunday the 4th inst. Many build- ings were destroyed, a man anda child killed and several people in- jured. The democratic majority of ways and means committee submitted to the full committee the internal rev- enue bill. ‘The total reduction the bill makes is about $25,000,000, of which $20,000,000 is on tobacco. The Methodist Episcopal Univers- ity at Mitchell, Dakota, was totally jlestroyed by fire on Friday last. three traghers and nine students were more’ os iess injured. . The buiding cost $50,000 ; insured for $7,500. The bill ratifying the agreement made by the northwest Indian com- missioner with the Blackfeet, Piegans, Bloods, Gros Ventres and other In- dians on the northwestern reserva- tion of Montana, passed the house on the 7th. A dispatch from Odessa on the 4th says, the shipment of freight by the subsidized Black Sea Steamship Company has been suspended, and orders have been given to immedi- ately fit out the steamers of the line for war purposes. Six employes of the Evening Union met terrible deaths at Spring- field, Mass., on the 7th inst., from jumping from the fifth story, and being crushed into a shapeless mass below while the building was on fire. Six others were badly injured. There is some good in a Michigan olitician after all, as Postmaster Gen- eral Dickinson has reversed the polic of his predecessor and lana that hereafter mail service goes on as soon us a piece of new railroad is opened for business; and, if possible, he wants arrangements made so that the first passenger train is accompanied by mail service. Mr. Vilas’ custom was to wait until new roads had been in operation some months before making a change in the postal service. Barney Baldwin now in New Vork for treatment, “says he has put all the doctors in a snow bank and knocked science silly.” He was knocked off a caboose at Bingham, Ala.,in March 1587, and the engine and six cars of another train ran over him, breakin both legs, the left near his knee, me his arm at the elbow. The ash pan of the engine broke five of his ribs, and broke in two the sixth cervical vertebra in his neck, and disjointed the fifth and sixth. T'wo entire ver- tebrae were removed from his neck. A gold watch which he carried at the time of the accident was driven into his body and cut out seventeen hours after “ still a going.” Emperor William of Germany, died at 8:30 Friday morning last. He was delirious for a brief period at 5 o’clock, during which he is re- ported to have said: “J am aman of peace, but if Russia forces me to war, 1 shall faithfully side with my ally, Austria.” Court interest at Berlin is becoming centered in the question of coronation and the posi- tion of the new emperor towards Prince William. In messages going from the emperor to officials there, his son Prince William, was studi- ously ignored, and his name is not mentioned. Officers, soldiers and citizens are all in mourning. The windows and balconies throughout the city were all draped and most of the shops closed. --———> ¢-<f —-—--- —- - - Copper Reduction Works at Great Falis, It is stated on good authority, that a company has been formed to estab- lish extensive works for the reduction of copper ores at Great Falls. It is understood Boston parties who have mineral and railroad intrests in Mon- tana are interested. This enterprise is distinct from the Montana Smelt- ing Company reduction works.— 7'el- egram to Pioneer Press. —————— New York Sun: We (to Miss Breezy of Chicago)—* Which do you prefer, Miss Breezy, the Italian or German school of music.” Miss Breezy (hesitatingly)—“Well, I hardly know what to say, Mr. Wal- do. When I] hear ‘Sweet Violets’ from the hand organ] think nothing can be sweeter than the Italian, and then again the strain of ‘White Wings’ from a little German band will leave me in doubt which I prefer. i | is . . rn . ° y, rg » N t y ° } ie j ° MAY An a. laimed by McPherson & Wood-! and bids fair to be a valuable mine. | T. U. of Montana, asking the repeal & Gale, iso \ wile oe np I am passionately fond of both slarme xy scr her 3 . : ! a , country road seven piuies Nor- A} eep a stock of : ae Crescent, owned by Mr Other prospects assaying high and | of the internal revenue tax on aleo- - ee oe eo schools,” \ oo Pay fee aes lites aan »| holic liquors. has been presented in | f0!K. ea iin * pet ‘DISE—-| Phelix- . ast named havirg | indications of good mines are the holic liquors, has or : a ‘se ee —-GENER, MERCHANDIS# Phe lix- the two last . xASO! ] Grey Hound Fox Hound, Jumbo, | the house of representatives by Del- Montana is receiving recognition : abe eek a , » Chawe been discovered the past season. = | Grey Hound, aes Yee ede eee 2 situates tik tickeat waned Woltant & brutal exhibition—a menagerie, inetndj wee At the southerly end of the dis-° Ontario, Crescent, Altha, Legal Ten-' egate Toole. lars ‘yz gm = 4 a at! a qs i eg Abe ‘, bee Be Ag dP é 4 ie | a SP ere Cte ante - : . 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