Kendall Chronicle (Kendall, Mont.) 1902-190?, June 24, 1902, Image 1

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LL CHRONICLE. The North Moccesids Have Yielded Up Their Thottannds and Have Millions Lett for Honest Toil VOL. I KENDALL, MONTANA, JUNE 24, 1902. No. 14. ,GREATER OEM Of ORE. Capacity of the Barnes -King Mill to , be DoSibled. tt 'Another Mill Likely to be Built. New Machinery for the Mine. Bright Prospects Ahead. J. L Bright and his associates have failed to come down with one million dollars for the Bo-nes-King properly, the 1 time of the bond having expired without their taking it up. As a consequence the promotors are out some $25,000, ten* thousand in cold cash, paid down when the bond was executed, and the remain- der of the money expended in develop- ment work. In the meantime the own- ers of the property are well pleased in still possessing one of the greatest _gold mines in the state. It was a big wine when the bond was made, six months ago; but it is a greater property now, for every foot of development work has add- ed to its importance as an ore producer. All these six months (the time during which the bond Continued) the mine has been a steady preducer, and paying a handsome profit over and above mining ax penees. ; Now the Messrs. Barnes and King and their associates propose to go ahead and make the mine yield double its former output. This work has already com- menced. Last Friday ground was staked off for an addition to the mill buildings. Thereare to be added at once three leaching tank*, a swop tank and a win- • f tion tank. Other additions and altera- tions will be made to fit the new order of things. A new 75 -horse boiler is also to go in. This boiler will furnish steam for a large hoist that is to he set tip at the shaft now in use on the mine. This hoist will be a powerful one, capable of handling the immense quantities of ore that will be hoisted•from the mine. Thie shaft at present is 116 feet deep. From the 100 foot point a drift was run 200 feet toward the big ore body that is below the open cut. It is a coincidence, that this drift penetrated the mein ore body the vory day the bond expired. Finding ore at that point is significant, as it means over one hundred feet of ore above that level. It Is'aleo proof that the ore body extends down, although that fact has never been doubted. The inimediate development work in that part of the mine will bathe running of another drift a southwesterly direction, which, it is intended, will open up the ore in that quarter. In order to handle the output of ore to better advantage, the track between the mine arid mill is to be straightened and given a more direct court* from the mill to the shaft. In order to do this the hill which stand midway on the route will be tunneled'. * . Although there hi a two-year supply of ore practically on the earful.), deyelop bent work will be cafried on, arid — the ore reserves kept far In the lead of, the extraction. The 'additionn to the mill will double its present output. The contemplated improvements, how- ever, are not likely to end here. Mr. King states that plane for another mill v ill J:le drawn at once. It may be erect - e0 this summer or fall, to be ready for the winter campaign. It will go up at the north end of the property. where there is /I mammoth body of ore already ex- posed. These improvements mean a Feat deal for the Barnes -King company, and they mean an increased payroll tor the camp. The failure of the holders of the bond to purchase the property has little sig- nificance. It does not mean the ptep- erty is not worth a round million. The company organized to take up the bond was capitalized at $2,500,000, and the promoters simply failed to sell enough stock to take up the bond. While tbe sale'might have been the means of giv- ing the camp some good advertising on the outside it would not in the end have cut much of a figure in the general de- velopmevt of the district. PERSONAL. -- Guy Norman and I. L. Nielson were in town Saturday. R. K. Neal, of the Kendall company,, is in'Spokane on husiness. 'J. L. Beebe is to erect a tine residence in Lewistown this summer. Louis Lehman and Miss Ladd of Lewis- town were in Kendall Sunday. Thomas Reise of Elliott, Mo., is among the new arrivals, arid would like to make his home here. • W. D. Deaton, who is at Hunters' Hot Spring*, is improving and will' pe: \around again\ shortly. i 4 J. E. Wasson, the well-known attbr- ney, waft in town several days the past week on mining business. Mrs. Charles McLane joined her hus- band here a few days ago. She came from their former home at Barker. - Aug. Wendt of Newton, Ia., a nephew to Richard Henke, has arrived in Ldwis- town, and will be with A. Hopkins & Son. John R. Cook is expected to arrive here itt his hx..omobile in a few days. It is said the big machine will be shipped to Harlowton tomorrow. Miss Lela Wuntierlin left today for a week's visit to Great Falleoind from there she will go tb Cascade, and will spend the Fourth. in company With her par- ents, at Helena. 'Dr. A. 11. Russell, of Minneapolif, will be in Kendall next Saturday and will occupy office rooms in the Stephens hotel, where he will be prepared to do first-class dental work. Robert Henderson. accountant for the Rartres-King compatly, is in the east on a vacation. He will be absent two or three weeks. W. R. Woodson, president of the Miners' Union, is filling his place in the office. William Springer, expert assayer for the Kendall wines, was in Highwood last week -and made sixteen assays on the gold claims in that locality. The as- says were moderately favorable. Messrs. Harris and Rockhold still work their claims with a small force of men.—Belt Times. Arthur D'Antremont, well known in Sergits cQunty _nounuercitil circles, and who is to he manager for T. R. Matlock, has arrived in Kendall, Mr. D'Autre- merit is experienced In his line, lind says that thesnew store will carry a fine' litre of general merchandiee. Tire store build- ing is fast approaching completion, arid it is expected it will ,Pe . ready for occu- pancy by July 1-.srte..srear,s.sec-- 18 NOW RUNNING 8M00111 The Big Kendall Mill Proving Great Success. Turning Out Bullion, and with Dry Ore Will Crush to Its Full Ca- pacity of 34 Tons a Day. The three hundred and filly -ton mill of the Kendall company is nearing the paint of perfectness when it will be pos- sible to run it to its full capacity. All of the solution -tanks are now In good order, all leakages having been stopped. The great pressure, doe to the weight of the ore in the tanks, caused the sides to sag at first, and spring the riveting; but iron rode rnn from aide to side at the top of each has renii4ierk that defect. All of the WO:flare now In nee, smiths mill kept conetantly employed; The tanke hold about 160 tons each:, end at the present rate of crushing it requires fif- teen hours to fill one. The best record made at the mill too far was 180 tons in eight hours. The only real difficulty in operating the mill to advantage has been due to the wetness of use ore. When the dry ore is put through everything spot with the pastes smoothneee anti rapidity. Wet ore is owing to the wa- ter falling into the great open cut arid percolating down onto the ore in place. The management is putting the Rine in such shape that dry ore will be ob- minable for extraction at every season of the year. Stones are being opened up, and by August an abundance of dry ore a ill be in reserve. - The first elean-up has been made, but the result is not obtainable, although it is replrted to be satisfactory. .Mehtgial for tire refinery has not all arrived, so fining the prodfict, .is done in the (410 way. The supplies fur the retinery,will be here shoals,. and their, that part of the otherwise complete plant will be put into operation. Owing to the enormous pressure occa- sioned by forciog the watea,‘ hum the rf .1. . pumping plant on Warm Springs creek, six mills away, to the reservoir just above the mill, the wooden pipe in use on a portion of the line proved unservice- able, and gave way under the strain at 3 many points. This wooden pipe is to be replaced by iron piping. The electric engineer, Mr. Fellows, states the pump is fully capable of seeding the water to the reservoir. Fortunately the company has an ample supply ot water for present use from Mason gulch, anti the water ueePin milling operations now comes from that source. To sum up, the Kendall mill may now be said to be in good running order, and as intimated above, se soon as dry ore - Can be delivered, it Will be operated to Its full capacity. At that time the com- pany will no doubt be in poeition to pay regular dividends, as there is an enor- mous supply of ore in eight, and it is all of good grade, and will pay handsomely over a1341 aboie the cost of minisig and milling. So far as can be ascertained none of the company's shares are op the open market. _ Castle Once a Great Camp. P. H. Tooley, rnaneglOr of the hard- ware businees of Babcock & Miles at Castle, Mont., was in town last week, looking over the field with the view of putting in a stock of good;. Her -wan favorably impressed with ,the camp and ite prospects, and may reture later in She summer. Mr o ,Tooley went to Castle in 1887, wheachat town was commenc- ing to treorni It was a 'hot crimp and more than a 'thousand men Were there before even a frame building had been completed. For a time it was what is called a \pot* nian's camp,\ and a good many dollars were iealiseri from the Mines Along about. '92 the ‘‘Itmp was at the zenith of its prosperity. Since then the decline has been gradual,iuntil now little is left but 8 memory of depart - el glory. Golden Wave Group. E. E. Wilson of Maiden lute struck it rich in the Golden Wave group, n short '8ilani:1e south of the Surprise group kr Maiden gulch, says the Argue. On emoting a 20 -foot drift. cyanide ore was encountered which assays $9 per ton in .gold. The group hits only been pros - pouted en far, but it is safe to say that considerable ti. velopment work will be done on the property this summer. It Is a , For what Perplexing the is Thing4 reader of newspaper what. We to not advertisements to determine use as large type as some, but we are sure that what we have atiV one who le interested at this time. Our SUMMER • thenteelttee, and we think WE ARE MAkINo AN IMMENSE to say is not the less importent to in the subject of C LOTH I NG SUITS are ready to .speak for you will find no fault with the prices. DISPLAY OF Skeletom Serge See Our Flannel, MINERS' SEND US , YOU& MAIL ORDERS . . HOT and . - : WEATHER Black Serge WE AND E W ' ., . LEWISTOWN, Alpaca and MAKE PROSPECTORS' I Coats Homespun A 5TOWN SPECIALTY CLOTHINfi and Vests, Suits ClIAL I MONTANA OF Urea at SUPPLIES *7, a Dusters, $8, EXPRESS &c. L. and $9 PAID ON AI.L PURCHASES ol f5-00 OR OVER ._

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