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• • KENDALL CHRONICLE. I he North Moccasins Have Yielded Up Their Thousands and Have Millions Left for Honest Toil VOL. I. KENDALL, MONTANA, FEBRUARY 17, 1903. No. 48 ORE IN IMMENSE BODIES. Nothing Can Equal Them in the Western Gold Fields. Facts Being Gathered by Experts for Eastern Capitalists -- A Deal Involving Millions. The experts a ho are making an exam- ination of leading properties here for an eastern syndicate that has in view a pur- chase, have concluded their work on the Kendall mine, and they are now samp- ling the Barnes -King group of claims. The work of the experts is being done in a most careful and thorough manner. No detail is overlooked or any part of the great properties left unnoticed. In samp- ling the ore bodies a great deal of time has already been consumed, and yet the work is far from being completed. As millions of dollars are involved in the deal, the duties of the engineers making the examination are necessarily impor- taw, and their task is by tio means an easy one. There is an infinite amount of detail work involved, and it is all more or less technical. In sampling the ore bodies every part of the mine is visit- ed and the samples taken for assay are so numerous as to run up, keto the hun- dreds. Then there are the defltile measurement, inspection of the- mills, the source of water power, cost of min- ing end milling, end a dozen other items, that not oniy require time to in- .. - estigate, but the highest skill to under- stand and report on intelligently. The property embraced in the pending deal includes a large amount of ground. Over fifty mining claims (including mill sites) are involved, extending over a territory some two miles in length. These claims, of course, do not all lie directly on the ore body as exposed on the surface ; buVitiev include irronfid lying adjacent to and directly connected with the main vein. From the extreme end of the Kendall property, across the Wright property and along the full length of the Bat mice -King grown' the vein has been prospected on tile surface and the ore body is known to be continu- ous the entire distance. On the Kendall the ore body has been ripened up for over 700 feet in length and a dejoh of 250 feet. It has been shown to be all the way front 100 to .140 feet in width. The ore is all of willing quality, end when taken out is sent direct to the mill. When it is underatook that this immense ore body will yield a profit of from $4 . 1 to $7 per ton, an idea may be gained of the enormous amount of money there is actually in sight. The 1 iwest workings in the mine show no change in the size of the vein or dimin- ution of values. In fact, the ore taken . tron the bottom of the workings amyl, higher than that extracted nearer the surface. On the Barnes -King property the ore body seems to compare favorably with the Kendall exhibit, and it is the opin- ion of some that the former property will eventually prove the most valuable of . the two. On the Barnes -King the ore body is fully 800 feet in length. As far as developed it shows a vertical depth of some 250 feet, and the full width of the vein has not been satisfactorily deter- mined. At the eastern end of the Barnes -King holdings but a PITIRII amount of work hoe been done. But the vein has been prospected on the surface, rind tunneled into to some extent. The ore in that quarter assays higher than in the part that is being systematically developed, and from ehich the mill is being supplied with ore. During the past year the Barnes -King hi aa done a vast amount of underground work. A map of the underground de- velopment is being prepared by 0. F. Wesmansilorff, the local civil engineer, and the drawings give a fair idea of the immensity of the developed ore body and how it has been opened up. Many people have the impression that about all the mining thecompany hag done has been to extract ore from the open cut. As to thee great properties changing hands, there is not a doubt existing in the minde of those here directly inter- ested in the deal. The reports already sent to the syndicate have been exceed- ingly favorable. If these reports are confirmed by those now at work it will only be a natter of a few eceks before the public will be apprised of a deal that %till cause C sensktion, the like oh which has not taken place in the mining world for many years. Pleasant Whist Party. Friday evening Mrs. John Jackson, Jr., entertained a number of friends'. The party took place in the Cook block, the apartments being tastefully decorated for the occasion. Whjet was the game ot the evening. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. 0. F. Wasmansdorff, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Wilson, Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Fred. L. Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. Hersckl King, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith, Mrs. Stella Henry, Mrs. M. Flaherty, Dr, McCoy, Carl Grunwald. Mrs. King won the prize, a copy ot Sylvia; Mr. Newman and Mrs. Wesmansdorff were presented with con- soletion prises, a hich were in the form of valentines. During the evening re- freshmente were served. The occasion was most eujoyable. - - , -NARROWLY 11117A1PID1)1LTIL A Rancher front Walden Meets wl Is a Romany Accident. ••• J.M.Shaw. an old settler, residing on a ranch near Maiden, came near losing his life Thursday evening; as it is, he is laid up with a badly fractured leg. Thursday Shaw had been doing busi- ness in Kendall, and in the afternoon started to drive to his home. At a point near Charles Ilk's ranch, below Kendall, Shaw was on a cut off road leading to- ward Maiden. He had oceseion to crofts a water ditch. In some mariner Shaw dropped one of the reins, the horses be- gan to run, and the old man a as pitched out. The team continued running until ore of the horses fell. Shaw sustained a hard fall. His right leg was fractured end badly bruised. The injured man could not walk, but mustering all his streegth he managed to crawl to a cabin located ill a field on Ille's ranch, all the time enffering in- tense pain from his injuries. When Shaw reached the cabin, to his dismay he found the place deserted and the door locked. Completely exhausted injured man could go no further and sank to the ground. Perhaps an hour later, a man traveling along in that neighborhood saw the run- away team and the condition it was in. One of horses had a fractured leg and as. others, ise injured, indicating a run- away of a serions nature. Nothing could be seen of the driver. Going over to Ille'e residence lie told of what lie had seen. The two Men then started on a tour of investigation. Peening near the cabin they saw what appeared to be a hernial bedy, and moving closer to it their enspiciotis were connrmed; there lay Shnw more dead than alive, by ma- rten of his injuries and the intensely cold weather. The injured man was brotvilit to Ken- dall, placed in a room at Shaules hotel, and Dr. McCoy summoned. An exami- nation showed the right leg was fractured in two places below the knee. As Shaw is a man sixty-five years of age his injuries are likely to cause seri one trouble, Not long ago the old mall fell and dislocated his shoulder. STOCK IN GOOD CONDITION The Winter Has Been a Most Fa- vorable One. Cattle and Sheep Fat—The Plan of Feeding Grain is Popular in Some Quarters—It Pays. \During my long residence in Mon- tana, this has been the beet winter for stock. in my experience,\ remarked a sheep man in Kendall a ' few days ago. \Stock in this part of Fergus county was never in better condition at this fteason. The winter has been remark- able for its mildness; the grass last fall was in fine condition for winter pastur- age, and as a consequence both sheep and cattle, when winter commenced, were in excellent shape Of course it is impossible to accurately predict what is coming. It is February and March weather that an fear the most. It is those late storms that cut off stock, and make the lifeof the owners anything but agreeable. But as I said, everything looks favorable flOW. All the big ranch- ers in this part of the state have hay in stack to feed from, and as they have not been called on to feed much of it so far, tlisy are all ready tor bail weather should It come. \Stock men have had no complaint to make in the past two years, and they are all on easy street PO far as my obser- vations go. From this time on, it is my belief the number of cattle on the range will decrease, and the sheep increase; that is in Fergus county. Sheep men seem to have the best of it lately, and e it hi the tariff on wool, there is no reason why the sheep industry should not be wonderfully prosperous. Yes, sir; I ant in favor of winter feeding, and 1 think the cuslum will soon become general among the progreesi V3 class of stock men. Winter feeding needs noriefense; the re. suite speak louder than words.\ In. reference to grain feeding the Big Timber Pioneer says, in connection with the shipment of 9000 head of iambs and yearling weathers that had been feed at the Briggs -Ellis ranch: Most of the lot have been fed on grain for the past CO days and showed an increase of 20 pounds for lambs and 22 pounds for weathers. It has been a question in the minds of sheep feeders whether feeding grain would be profitable. As proof that grain feeding is profitable Mr. Neumeyer fur- nishes the following statement : lie had 2996 lambs and 432 yearlings which he fed on alfalfa and grain for a period of 65 days. During this time he fed 400 tons of alfalfa and 115,000 pounds of grain. Alfalfa, which he raised him- self, is figured at $6 a ton; the grain was shipped in, mostly from the Gallatin valley, and the average cost here at the depot was about $1.08 a hundred. The lambs were bought at three cents per pound and weighed in 57 pounds per head; they weighed out 763i pounds per head, at four cents per uonnd, a gain in weight of nearly 20 pounds. The wethers weighed in 80 pounds at $2.75 per loindred, end weighed out 108 at $3.50 per bemired, a gain of 22 pounds. Mr. Nleumeyer says (hint notwithstand- ing that he had to ship in his grain, pay- ing freight and cost of hauling from the depot to the ranch, lie has made a good profit in feeding grain and received a good price for his alfalfa. Many ranchers have been watching the wain experiment and the result will be that many more acute! of wheat will be Goan in the country when it is kliON11 that it good profit Call be made in feed- ing it to sheep. It in said if the market would assure from 85c to $1 a hundred there would be thousands of acres 90Wn to wheat. has opened a shop at C. II. Williams' s ' drug store LEWISTOWN where you call get your Witp...6 repaired and put in as good order SI the day it left the \factory\; also leivelry repaired and new jeeelry made to order from Native Gold. If You Are a Man You In First, Working Shirts—Men's ing 'thine : light and Men's heavy yoke some stores sell at Mell'I4 heavy working 75s each. Men's heavy, navy All SEND US YOUR MAIL ORDERS Will He This Ad dark colors, hack working $2.00. Price shirts in .. blue flannel Kinds of LE W LEWISTOWN, Interested About SHIRTS and shirts, $1.50 several overshirte I Boys' all awes. 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