Kendall Chronicle (Kendall, Mont.) 1902-190?, February 24, 1903, Image 1

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KENDALL CHRONICLE. The North Moccasins Have Yielded Up Their Thousands and Have Millions Left for Honest Toil VOL. I. KENDALL, MONTANA, FEBRUARY 24, V903. No. 49 MP WORK ON THE ABM An Incline Shaft Going Down to Tap the Ore Body. Development Work Show!: Large Deposits—Novel Shaft in the Cave Found a Year Ago. The Abbey Cyanide Gold Mining and Milling company, whose property is north of the Barnes -King group, is pre- paring to do some deep mining, and it has already commenced work on an in- cline shaft, through which it is proposed to explore and work the great ore holy that is known to exist on the property. Up to the present time this company ha e done a vast amount of development work, but no great depth has been at- tained. The work newly commeeced it4 at a point some four hundred feet north of the main tunnel and operations in that part of the property. The place selected for the shaft is half way doe!) a draw, and the incline penetrates the hill. There is ample room tot dumping, and there is every facility for carrying on the work to good advantage. The in- cline is going down on a forty•five degree pitch, and it is of a size to afford room for hoisting and a menway. It is being well -timbered and everything done in a tubetantial and workmanlike manlier. The motive power at present is H wind- lass, but it is the intention to soon put on a gasolime hoist. When this shaft was commenced it wan thought dint no ore would be encountered at a lees depth than eeventy-five feet But the manage- ment has been agreeably surprised. At a depth of thirty-five feet ore similar in appearance to that found in the old workings, has been encountered. As utut assays have lwen made its value is not known. superintetnUnt Elting John- son is azaatly pleased e thu the show mu anti is confident a valuable ore deposit is about to be cut into. It is the intention to sink to a depth orseventy-five feet, and then drift and crossent, as the indi- cations now are the workings will be in solid ore at that depth. Next to the Kendall and Barnes -King mines, the Abbey is the best developed property in the district. Work has not ceased upon it since operations com- menced a year ago last fur John R. Cook, who is president of the com- pany, and his associates, first bought the Abbey claim,and they later acquired, by purchase, surrounding ground, nntil now the Abbey group includes some nine claims. They are on the great cyanide belt that has the Kendall mine on the west end and the Barnes -King in the center. The latter company has shown, through surface work, that the great vein or deposit increases in richness as it ex- tends north, for the highest always ob- tained by the Barnes-King are from th,., northern end of its property. This fact, and the further fact that the same char- acter of ore is found at the north end as is taken from the Kendall, has put the Abbey people, and northenders gener- ally, in the beat of spirits, and they are going ahead with a development work that speaks encouragingly for the futur,; of that locality. As stated above, the Abbey comi any has done it great deal of development work. The main tunnel was driven in a northwesterly direction ninety feet, en- countering ore the entire distanceo hooch the formation is considerably broken, aed the ore is 8110W11 to he in bunches. When in ninety feet the course isms turned chic -north and it drift extended forty-six feet, at which point the famous cave was encountered, and which created such a sensation last winter. When this great subterranean chamber was broken into it was a puzzle to determine how to proceed with the development work. It was finally decided to connect the main tunnel and the cave by atiother drift, So as to give it free circulation of air. From the 41,ifts to the bottom of this cave can Borne sixty feet. As one aide of the cave carried ore it was determined to develop along that line, anti use the cave as a clumping ground. Following the fail -wall of the the vein a drift - was started north from near the bottom of the cave, and cue- Ii1111Pd a distance of ninety feet. Thula thrift it all in ore of milling quality, run- ning $4 and $5 a ton. In running this drift the waste was dumped into the cave. As it gradually fillet curbing was carried np,nhuus forming a shaft. Through this the dirt was hoisted and dumped over the sidea. Day by day the shaft extended up- ward, a featme not often practiced in mining. But utilizing the cave for dump- ing purposes proved an economical stroke of policy, AS ti long 'Mill to the eeriness through drift and tunnel was obviated. .Prom this lower drift, awl at a point sixty-seven feet from the cove, a wince Watt stink one hundred feet, going down on it pitch of thirty-five degress. A drift from this working, run ten or twelve feet, shows solid ore, as is the case the whole distance of the winze. It is eel- dentalte main ore body lies below this winze. A number Of ghuotit put through the floor of the wince proves the ore is pitching downward. The ore here is of better grade thaw that encountered in the upper working*, @hoping that as depth is attained %ohm' it.crease. This fact has enconraged the usat;ageolesit.le go deeper with the development work. Another drift front the cave, extending westward!, shows more ore. In fact, all the work so far done in the mine tells but one story—ore everywhere. But higher values are desired, and to get them greater depth is to he weight, and the watch aard of the Abbey now is \deep mining.\ Lost Nan. The friends of Otto Beno, a German, and cook by occupation, would like to learn of his %hereabouts. He left Utica last May and eines; then he has not been heard from, and it is feared he hues met a violent death. Beno has light com- plexion, is near eighted, and about 46 years of age. He has a ranch at Utica. A Matter of Vital Importance. If the Montana legislature has not al- ready done so, it ebould hasten to paw house hill No. 216. The integrity and good name of the people are concerned in the matter The bill provides for the payment of 77 cents to the Western Union Tele traph compent_ After March I Roy Spinning of Lewis- town will ho the stenographer for Mark - ford az Blackford, the well-known firm of attorneys. J. T. Andres of the Lewietown Com- mercial company has gone east on a 'minimise trip. speak louder than words. R. K. Neill, general manager of the Kendall, returited to the mine from Spo- kane Friday evenieg. He refuses to talk, other than to say negotiations are progressing. 'nue experts who have been examining the mines left the cutup last Friday, F. C. Morehouse going to Salt Lake, and W. C. Potter to Chicago. Both of these gentlemen are wonderfelly well pleasedl aid'. what their work re- vealed. Mr. Morrhouee is entlinsiaetic over the prospects of the dirtrict. Be- fore leaving he prolicted that there would be it go -sit deal of mining .lone here this summer, end the prospects for the camp were exceedingly. bright. Mr. Morehouse- expects to return in March. fie is a mining man of note, and his services its an expert are iii constant de- mand. lit the pending deal it is meter - stood he represents; the SleCortnicks of Sail Lake. If the deal vets through he will more than likely be intimately iden- tified with the camp. John A. Drake, who is one of the pm - chiming syndicate. is now at Gilt Edge. and is expected here any day. John Gates, hitt moaner, its also expected! its. elong with Julu mm Farri811, the Colorado expert. A miltiott ;1°1181.8 and more will go to Slalkallc mining men AS a restult of the lag ;hod, if it goes through, as is expect- ed, says the Spokeaman-Review, of that city. Thu- Kendall compaity hunt utcapi- tal of $2,500,000 its $5 whores. and about date-alioh of the stock is helot hy the lit- tle group of spokatie spitting uuteis COW- priPillg A. B. Campbell, Jobe A. Finch and B. K. Krill, who have made the Kendall one of the greatest gold mines in the country. In an interview of few days ago Mr. Campbell admitted the deal was likely to go throngh, but sla. dittoh to name the figures. Ile wart tusked the following: \Vt'ill the Kendall be sold on the been. of pa r—$2.500,000—or will it bring a high- er figure?\ \The Kendall ran ;tot he hourht for par out its stoak.\ \How tench of the stock is held in Spokane?\ \About a third.\ slid Mr. Ca niplw11. This deal is one of the most inter- esting, amide trom the fortnees invelved, GOSSIP BUHR DEAL. Experts Finish Their Work—The Next Move. Some Interesting History About the Kendall Property—It was Pur- chased for a Small Sum. The question of the moment is, \will the pending mining deal go through?\ It is the concenstie of opinion that it will. This belief is not only altered by the general public hereabouts but by men intimately associated with the man- agement of thegreat properties involved. At the mine offices no informetion of a positive nature le given out, as it the members of the syndicate lire mum, as that has come to light in the , northwest to talking about the deal, but actions ill a long a hile• ii Phowg )\ it n. jute may lie ignored for years until some practical spi aing man anti capital contest along and gives its hidden richem to the norfil. The principal claim out the Ken- dall geOfttilt Was located ;several years IMO but it laV iale until testa then three years agoat hen it was purchased Ity HarryKen- dall for $650. Sir. Kendall hail hall ex- perience with cyanide ore. and he paw at onae achasice for it fortune. He cont- meocesi development svork, and the shot% log was so :moll that he put in a c yaniding 1111,int. tinsafnunt that theta un- (concitstled on pap- 5) has opened a shop at C. H. Williams' trim g store LEWISTOWN where you can get your watch tepaired arid put in HP good order as the day it kit the \factdry\; also jewelry repaired and cett jewelry made to order front Native Gold. Good , Clothes Are always worth get them. The reasons First: They're Second: They Third: If you your money back. SEND US YOUR MAIL ORDERS %hat they for buying good clothes. cost enough don't think We are sole STEIN-CLOCH our personal every garment E W L COMMIERCIAtte LEVk ' , TOWN. to they're agent's I cost STEIN-BLOCH he guarentee we sTow ; but good, as good for Lessiotown CHOTHING, sell MoVI pitying the anti no more as they hil hack all .111 A ANA price smart tot?, for o n d ef is N vO. doesn't always elot !leg art.: von can hay, EXPRESS PAID iiN ALL PURCHASE , .IIIA•00 OR ov Lit

Kendall Chronicle (Kendall, Mont.), 24 Feb. 1903, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.