Kendall Chronicle (Kendall, Mont.) 1902-190?, April 29, 1902, Image 1

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:KENDALL CHRONICLE. VOL. KENDALL, MONTANA, APRIL 29, 1902. No. 6. PRODUCES CASH LIKE II MINI That is what the Barnes -King is Now Doing. Large Profitj from a Little Mill. Another One to be Built—En- ormous Quantities of Ore. Clarence E. Barnes, one of the owners of the Barnes -King mine in this camp, wee recently in Great. Falls, and was in- terviewed by the Leader. In the course of his chat he said: . \I consider the mine the largest in the country anywhere, and I *to confi- dent it will rival the famous Treadwell mine with further development. The million -dollar bond which is held on the property will run out in June, and I am .atislied it will be taken up at that time. Whether it is or not cuts no figure with us, as the little mill which we are work- ing on the property at the present time is clearing over $25,000 a month for us, mei there is a solid mountain of ore in sight. We own 6000 feet elong the lead and have made development work which shows up imeralimited amount of ore such as we a e at present working. I secured an interest in the property *lit- tle over a year ago for it wing, and the others who arelitterested came ill later. Wr did not think anything in particuler of the proposition, lint a little develop- ment showed tip a literal mountain of low grade ore, and strive that time we hay' been shoveling out money flout the hill. The or body runs from $4 a ton up, and is It cyanide proposition. The Whole mountain Is ore end in shoveled into the mill, leaving the cost of mining and milling at about 50 cents a tOti The mill is 100 tons daily in enormity, so you ,tee with the little layout that we hay'.' 'e are not worrying as to the hoed being ,aken up. • \The development work which has ; been conducted at the north end of the Ipioperty has been very satisfactory Rad — Ale results gained are better than were geticipated. A 150 -foot tunnel has been and a 50-footcroeseut run both Ways - !Nom the end of the tunnel in exception- ailly rich ore. This has demonertrated to l our satisfaction that the northern eft(' of '*he ground is fully as valuable HP that hich is now being worked, and in all irfrobability a mill will he erected in that i lecelity this season. I ; \The mill has only been in operation nce last September but in that , time ltSrut so far exceeded our expectatioile that l it seems something like a Monte Cristo dream, except for the fact' that the cash I .1erelyPeaceotmheinwgco,:kitinegvoefrya,mweienkt. as rewn_ 1I ' m 'Pergus county ha e been forging to e front very rapidly during the past !few years and the gold mines which I brive been discovered v ithin her hounds i during the past couple of years will soon iplace her at the head of the gold pro- ducing districts of the world. At pres- ient the county leads the world ass sheep 'hind wool producer, is well up the list in ,the line of cattle, and her mineral 'le- t ,.posits will be the talk of the financial ?circles of the earth within a short time. f \The mining districts which produce lastrli money Instead of expectations, are the districts which win out in the end, and that is the kind which Fergus county has.\ LOCOMOBILES COXING. One will be Ready Next Month and Six Others to S \The transportation queetion will be solved to the coMplete satisfaction of the public, when we put our locomobiies ott the road,\ remarked John It. Cook, Sun. day, to the CHRONICLE. \When will the first one be ready? By May 20. I shall go to Spokane this week on business con- nected withibie very neuter. Mr. Broil, who is in the shops, writes me that the big machine will be ready oi operate oti time. ' I am positive the locomobile we are Imilding will be a euccess. It will work all right on these rod, and will pot the stages eound to sleep: As soon as the first one preveft its ellideitney le' practical tests, I shall order six more to he built II mice. Teo will let put roi between Lewistown and Harlow ton, ter, on the Great Felle route, two „on the Benton route and oil,. between Kendall and Lewistown. The latter will make two tripe a day if neeessery. \'flue locomobile will . revolutionize travel in th.s broleted eection, arid peo- ple %%ill depreciate the enterpriec. The presence of the locomobile mealier erre- fort and epee(' in travel. It will be Ote first line to Iir operated in the west and it will be a great advertisement for Ver- ges comity.\ NEW MINING COMPANY. ' will be Organised to Operate Utahans Oil Dog Vrerlt. William Tolbert left for Great Falls Friday on milting business. Ile is inter- ested iii organizing a compaity 'which hitends operating tit the heed u,f Dog creek. (torte , lesivog here Mr.I•ilbert obtained it bond on four vlaims helimg- ing to Jim Burr and associates. By the terms of the bond a half interest in the property is to let acquired in cretin era. ion of obtaiiiiiig a paten to the ground and paying the expenses of incorpora- tion. .The company will incorporate with it cepitalization of $400,(MX), divided into 400.000 Shares. A lerge airemilt Of money from the sale of treasury shares has been promised from Iowa and New York and the euccIps of the enterp-iee Is aseured, The claims in queetion ate 1600 feet north oh the Barnes -King property and 1414101 Of the Abbey. A tunnel of ninety feet end open cute constitute the devel- opment work. There is an ribuielance of timber and water mu the property. The ore is identical to that I. und in the Barnes -lc _ _ _ • • _ Will May. Survey* Made. Job'- E. Wasson, the attorney for the applicents, recently 111Hlie et the surveyor general's office to make sur- veys of claims in this district. The claims are the Erie and Vulcan lodes for W. C Walldorf ; the Mountain Top lode for Joseph Wunderlin; the (7111pmunk lode for the Barnes-King company, and the Cyanide lode for R. K. Neill. The claims are in this district. Will Open • Bakery. Martin Clansen of Cottonwood has purchased from Mrs. Fianna Martin the property formerly occupied by Moses Solomon as a saloon. The consideration was $1000. Mr. Clausen will remodel the building and open a bakery. All NIGHT DOWN 11 SHAFT The Terribt e Experience -f Mich lel Mitchell, a Miner. He Slipped Into a Prospect Hole and Suffered Intensely Mors Being Rescued. A fall of thirty feetdown an abandoned shaft and remeining all-night at the bot- tom, in three feet of snow, is ail Paper i- enee that Michael Mitchell will not soon forget. It was a night of horror, anx- iety and suffering that would t y the nerve of the strongest mail. Lest Wednesday Michael Mitchell. a new arrival from Bette, yvas out on it tout of observation on the westem slope of the North Moccasins. 110 hail limn to Fine (old gulch, and it Was nearly dark when he stertel on the return trip. It Viaf! 110884M to try an I tied it certitin uiiiuiuig elaitn, so lie it 1114 on the lookout for location noticed, mei it WAR this dose serntiny that led tri the eitei- dent that nearly cost him his life. 111111 1.;01 It tin Call on n IMPI near its month, Mitchell climbed up (ill the duinp to read the no- tice.. -While doing Po the dirt slipped from ouster his feet and be slid down and hie) the shaft. Mitchell realized his perilous position and tried to may.- him- self by gnilibing a piece of lagging at the 'top, rue timber ;Rifled lociee and tickle Mitchell went down feet foremost. Ile landed in three feet of snow, the Slice of of whiell prolethly saved hi is life. How to escape wee the next question. In the fall M itc:iell's right foot struck a projecting timber, and his ankle wa. badly sprained in consequence. In his attempt to churl) up this , injured tinkle was a greet impediment. To rest any weight upon it eitusei the more intelime pain. After repeated efforts to clime to the surface witlic f Mt success Nlitchell be- gan to realise_t ie perilous petition in which he W/114 Oared. It was .lark, he wits ft long disterice from any habitation et.d off from any traveled trail. Mitchell remained all night in t be elinft ant he was nearly dead when rescued. About 7 o'clock the next morning John Corkin was on his way to work on ii claim he was prospecting. He heard a voice; be stopped, listened, thought he had been mistaken, and pawed along. Again a cry fell upon his ear. Again lie stopped on his way, and this time the call Wat ,1 more distinct. Corkin made a search and 140011 IOCHted the imprinotied marl. In half an hoer lie had Mitchell at the Pllr ace. M itchell's bemlfliitma (lac ti tile shaft can scarcely be imegined and are best described by himself: \After repeated efforts to save illyeelt, and exhausting all my sttenittli in the fruitiess struggle, I began to eliout for help. I called to the top of my voice, and kept it up until I Was hoarse and well nigh exhausted. As the night wore on it became very cold. I was iii SHOW to my knees, and my feet were sopping wet. As the long hours of the night wore on I would at times feel that perhaps it was to be my fate to die alone in Hutt hole. '1'lle thought was maddening, and I would EIIMIII011 all iny strength mid shout, 'and renew the struggle to escape. \To keep from freezing was no easy thing. For a time snow began falling in the shaft, 'milting, my Mottling wet and adding to my mis4rv. 1 de not remem- ber a tenth of what I though about—it is such a nightmare to me. At last, after a centnry of time, a stleak tif daylight Game, and with it the hope of rescue. By this time 1 wets chilled to the very mar- row. When my cries bronglit to the shaft the marl 11110 rescued me I could scarcely believe my own eyes :mil ears. When I first saw the form of the man uuttITh top or — 1Tre\ — eliatt 'riho4nght it might be my brain bad given way and I was liecomitig insane. But the reality l ass speedily made apparent, and I was 50011 on top.\ On Thursday Mitchell went to Lewis- town, and it is said he is e very sick' Man. PERSONAL 414~~4040411.0+44 1 4044.4 1 . 1 . .JOilli it. Cook will visit Spokane this week. A . H .s. Hint of Lew isiowii, was itu town • Oistreuce Barnes, a I rget stockholder in the Barites -King, visited the property Sunday. Mat Raga of Lee istoe ii, was ill 1.1011 Sunday, atlid thing,s weie pio- gressing. Scliniata, the cigar WWI I Cr, aas in town Sunday. lie pi edi, 1.):11 ))))) for Keerlall. Victor D'Aritrermeit and Jas. Mclean of Lewistown awe in town Sunday arid enjoyed the situation. George J. Weideinari, inattater for the Montana Hardware COMpany, Wa4 a ViPir LOr in Kendall Sunday. .111ert Lameori of Gilt Edge hrut. taken drarge of the hoiat et the ' , haft now be- ing Runk on the Barnes -King. John L. Bright, the mine pr, ttttt oter, is in Wen. He is (1u -lighted at the way the King -Berne* is opening up. Elting Jobitimil left Thursday for l'ort• land. He stoppr , t off at Spokane en ' route. Ile will to. away about ten days. Niles Kate Nictlienis, for it long time connected with the Lewistora n telephor e exchange. has resigned, and is 110W ViPii• be/ in Kendall. Friel. L. Stephens, the 11.4431 proprie- tor, left Wednesday for Huitter'e lira springs. While pa:ming through - Lewire town he remarked to the Democrat that Kendall wail thoroughly erosperim ill every way and preificted for it a phe- nomenal growth iltirieg the coming sum- mer. John E. %Vaguer of Guil Edge most agreeably surprised last Tuesday by the receipt of a valtieble diamond ring, the gift dl A. ft. Lerioux, president of the Great Northern Mining and Develop - merit conipany. Tio. gift ear. it testi- monial of Mr. Wassort'w painstaking end ekihifnh handling I/I the company's legal bush /weir in this county. John B. Fattish, the well-known min- ing expert of Color-nolo, is here examin- ing the Barnes-King mine for the,east- torn capitalist* who have the million - dollar bond under consideration. On his report may depend the sale of the property. Mr Fariall has an enviable reputation as a mining expert, and his services are in constant demand. He quite recently returned from London.

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