Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 15, 1894, Page 5, Image 5
OMAHA PAH.TT , OCTOBER 16 , 1891. 5 Blob Silver Mines Discovered in the GulchEJ of Montana , THEIR LOCATION HANDV FOR SHIPPING I.umpClntch rilling with Prospector ! Itrlt- Jlnnt Outlook of Itrleei , IVjro , Cdej In the CVnt r at Ilio Hay Creek Coal rieldi Ucnoml M externNewi. Reports are still coming In from the new allver camp on Lump gulch , and each one only serves to confirm the. fact that It Is a wonderfully rich district , No camp ever illicovered In Montana possesses the same reiources as Lump. H Is convenient to two P" ? railroads , sara the Helena Independent. The Northern Pacific branch to Boulder , ElUhorn and Hanln passes up the I'rlckly Pear at the mouth of Lump gulch , only a short distance from the mines , whllo the Montana Central Is even nearer at hand. The leads , so far as developed , have proved exceedingly rich In silver , and the wonder la that they were not Ul covere3 long1 ago. Up to within a year ngo the only good paying mine over dls- coyerd In that section was the Legal Tender. This mine Is situated on the east side of Prickly I'ear creek and lo the south of the new camp. It was rich In native and ruby silver , and produced many hundred thousands of dollars. It was supposed to have been worked out several years ago , but while It was an ore producer llmea were lively In the neighborhood of Clancy. Since then more or less prospecting has been going on , but nothing was uncovered of consequence until the new camp ol Lump was discovered. Now a. wonderful change has taken place. There Is Ufa and evidence of activity on every iiand. The railroads IIBVB put In sidetracks , and the business ot transporting hay , grain , provisions and ore Is dally Increasing , and. If this continues to Increase It Is safe to say- that the new town of Lump will soon have x railroad right In tha midst of It At the present time a conservative esti mate places Iho number ot minors and pros pector * In the camp at 250. Lodes hive b en located all the way from Halford's lanch on th Prickly Pcnr to Buffalo Hill on the old Peerless J nn"e road. The country rock is granite , and the leads are true UBS urea , car rying remarkably rich ore , which every one will understand when It H known that they pay well to ship at the persent low prices ol allver. The nnt mine to ship ore from the new camp vsas the Liverpool , owned by Thomas O. Merrill nnd John S. Miller. This prop erty Is claimed to have been located In the early COs , since which tlmo It has changed hands many times , but was located only lo be again abandoned. Finally Air. Merrill , the original locator , secured control ot the mine for the third time , and with John S. Miller liegan active work. Since December last u nhaft has been sunk to s depth of 300 feet , and from this mine and the Washington , on adjoining claim owned by Messrs. Merrill A Miller , $100,009 in dividends have been I ) a Id during the last eighteen months. The Liverpool Is equipped with a hoist with a capacity of BOO feeU At the present time the pay roll Is J200 a day , which will be largely Increased with greater development. The ore averages about 200 ounces in silver and carries 10 to 12 per cent lead , The oul- 31111 Is shipped to the East Helena smeller. The Little Nell , owned by Robert Uell and ! Dr. Charles II. Head. Is the next property 3n point of development In tha district. It Is developed by a shaft 150 feet In depth. The vein between the walls Is about eight feet. From the lower levels fine gray copper ore averaging 200 ounces Is being taken cut. The Little Nell Is undoubtedly a. fine mine , and Is worth a great deal ot money. Another flno property is the Little Alma , which Is being worked by a company , of which Dr. T. II. Plcasants Is president. The nhaft is down 125 feet , and contains a ten- inch streak of gray copper assaying over 200 ouncea to the ion. Besides tlioso 'enumerated 3ialC a dozen other good prospects have been opened , The principal reason this district had not luen opened up sooner Is because In only a very few Instances has good ore been found < m the surface. H is found at a depth of twenty-live to thirty feet. A NEW WYOMING TOWN. It will ba asked "Where Is Orlggs ? " It Is twenty-two miles northwest from Spear- Ilsh , S. D. , twenty-four miles northeast of Sundance , on Hay creek , and in the center at the Hay creek coal fields. H Is located In the Hay creek valley , an section 27 , town E4 , range Gl. The location selected tor the town Is a very pretty one. there being na tive timber along the creek and nearly sur rounded by bills , yet room In the valley for a large city. That Griggs will bo a town of some Im portance is evIJent from the following' fact * : It Is named for Nebraska's poet and lawyer , N , K. Grigga , whom nearly all know ; there are large quantities of coal at depths varying from ninety to 240 feet deep ; It Is on the north side ol an excellent farming country , aa a trip from Spearflsh will fully demon strate. The country lying directly north and west Is an xcellent grazing country , with streams of water every few miles , such as Belle Fourche ( which , by the \\ny , Is a beautiful valley , thickly settled upnf.h thrifty and well-to-do farmers ) , Little Mis souri , and othaf smaller streams. There Is no other town of any Importance vrlthln a. distance ot twenty-two miles In any direction , there will un > doubtcdly be two railroads built Into Grltrgs In the near future , as tbe coal found he re- Is of a superior quality"nnd In unlimited quantities ; the top strata or vein lies ninety feet deep and Is six and one-half feet thick , and this vein has been discovered for several miles north anil couth , and In quality resem bles very much Rock Springs coal. Another strata has been discovered at a depth ol 2-10 feet , which Is eight feet thick , and Is a harder and better quality than the upper vein. vein.The The town site la owned by the Nebraska Land company , who now have an engineer , E. L. Dllllngs ot Crete , Neb. , surveying the alto Into lots , and ) lots will be ready to place on the market before the middle of October. Among the prominent men who compose the Nebraska Land company are : D , T. Drake ot Crete , Neb. , Tobias Castor of Lincoln , and E. M. Wcstervelt of Grand Island , Jlr. Crake is now on the ground superintending the platting , surveying and starting ot Iho town. The coal company , aside from the town site , have 3,000 acres of coal land south of Grlggs , nnd hire ordered diamond drills , which will be here In a few days , and they will then Investigate- lower vein of coal. 4 } Indications point qulta strongly to this being the coming coal camp of the north west , as It has advantages auporior to others , being surrounded by agricultural and grailnp lands. In order lo get here , buy your ticket to Epearflsh , then take the Spearflsh and Grlggs stage line , and you will pass through ' one ol the moat beautiful valleys In the 4 world the Spearflsh valley , A number ol business men are now walling for the com pletion ot the town site survey to erect their liulldlngs , and , when completed will put In good stocks of goods. SALVATION A1UIY MINE. Way up In one of the most Inaccessible portions of the Huachuchas range ot moun tains there I * situated perhaps the most untqua mining ca.mp In the world , says a Preacott special to the Denver News. The sixteen men who daily toll In the Genera ! Booth mine are all members ot the Salvation army , and the profits ot the mlno all no Into the treasury of that organization. The history ot the location and subsequent de velopment of the mine Is interesting. "Old Dick" Taylor , the discoverer , Is one ot ( he best kncwn and moit successful pros pectors In the territory. Coming to Arizona la the early days when the whole south' western country was a wilderness given aver to tba bloodthirsty Apaches , he has prospected the country from one end to the other , an& hai made more valuable locations loan any other ono m n In Arizona. The One Horse , Had Luck and I > : sert mines , ii the Htrqua. Hal a. country , the Apache am New York , In tha Superstition mountains the King , In ( ho Dradshaws. and many other-a ware located by aim , and have since ma.de fortunes for the Investors. Dick Taylor -was perhaps the most pro fane man in the southwest. His vocabu lary of invecllro was something phenom enal , and was brought Into use on the lightest provocation. The plctureiqueness and Tolubllltr of his oaths were proverbla orer the territory for many years. It U * , aid that After each eala Taylor ttould In st la . jur't crub stake and then pro ceed lo expend th remainder at thft moner In the nlldcit debauchery. At ono tlms ha ran through -with 110,000 In two weeks In Phoenix , throwing his money away In. ( ha most reckleis manner. Ilia money enc gone , ho returned to bis prospecting and touched no liquor until Ills next sale. It was Immediately after the Bale of the Apache' mlna lor (15.000 that he started on hit wildcat debauch In Phoenix. Forever over n month he did not draw & sober breath , and , at latt , reduced again to poverty and wakened mentally and physically , he profeised religion at an open nlr meeting ot the Salvation army In Phoenix. For over two months he marched with the army at ill nightly meetings , but finding such a routine lite too irksome he again itartcd for the hills. Noth ing -was heard from him for over two months , and It was reported that he had perished on the desert , but one day he again turned up In Phoenix with a. burro load of rich ore , which set the town ablaze with excitement Some of the nuggets which he brought In were valued at $50. Kvcry ono was surprised when he announced his -Intention of turning his latest find over to the Salva tion army.It. . was duly proffered nnd ac cepted by that organization and fifteen men volunteered lo develop It.Vorl ; was com menced over a year ngo under the direction f Taylor mid has progressed steadily since. The pay streak Is sixteen Inches wide and i pild well from the grass roots. The- ore treated In two crushers erected near the nine , but It la proposed soon to bring In a en-stamp mill. Strict religious discipline Is Maintained In the camp , and the profits , after laying- the necessary expenses , go Into the reaaury of the army to aid In the work ot hat organization. Two shIWa of ale men each work under ground , while the remain- ler attend to the treatment of the ore and rannportatlon of necessary supplies. An soon at the stamp mill Is erected the working 'oix'e ttlll be Increased. It Is estimated that i early $8,000 lias been realized from the nine E.O far. Supplies are freighted 100 miles. HKOPENINQ AN OLD CAMP. A Grfrngeillle , Idaho , correspondent ot the Spokane Spokesman-Review sends his paper un Interesting letter relative to operations at Florence , th north Idaho mining camp , ulilch , In the early COs , produced millions of yellow gold In a few years and waa then abandoned to Chinese and. the coyotes. At tint tlmo Florence von a flourishing town of 15,000 Bouls , money flowed llko water , and every one wan happy. The old camp at Florence has always been a mystery no one ng able to account tor such rich deposits of gold In a basin on top of the mountain , yet thorn it wns and is , as Is evidenced by llacovcrles ot quartz lodes carrying .free gold which have recently been uncovered In he old placer workings. It appears that the reabon these lodes have so long been hidden 'rom man's cupidity la there is nt > outcrop on the surface all being what is known as jllnil leads ; yet only a , lew feet ( ten or fif teen ) below the surface quartz leads are now jelng opened up which carry from $100 to $200 per ton In gold. And there are not only one or two , but at least a dozen , which have been sufficiently prospected to show their great richness. While mining- men hae pondered and wondered1 It the good old mln ing days were a. thing of the past , never to return again , a few energetic prospectors Imve quietly prosecuted explorations until sufficient Isshown to makea quartz boom , the equal of uhlcli has probably 'never been seen In mining. Dan Dwlght , a well known Coeur 3'Alencr , concluded to try his luck in one of these old claims , and selected one from -which Tom Clark In carty days took $1,000 from a very smalt pocket and then abandoned It , believ ing It played out. Mr. Dwlght sank a shaft twelve feet and exposed a. well defined vein of free milling ore , which assays from | 50 tc 1200 per ton in gold. Ho followed the float am ! [ omul another claim In which free gold Is abundant and which prospects well with B pan. pan.Chirtes Chirtes Cone and others have two claims. One of them shows a two-foot vein of $200 gold ore and the other has three small seams , two to four Inches wide , which carry nearly $200 In gold per ton. Archie Monroe has relocated a claim from which $75,000 was taken from a small pocket Some fellows went in there three years ago. built a five-stamp mill , lived on wines aiu high priced goods , thinking they had the whole world In their hands , and after taking out this amount threw it up and. left the country. Mr. Monroe sunk only a tow feel nnd again found a large deposit of free mill ing gold ore , which averages $100 per ton In gold. A. P. Nurse went In about a month ago , was prospecting around rather carelessly , and found a plcco of float which would go about $1,000 per ton In gold. On the second day he stumbled on what he believes to be the lead , nnd after sinking twelve feet has a three-foot "vein In the bottom of Ihe shaft. Grltman. & Co. relocated what is known as the old McKay , which has not been worked since * & 8. McKay at that time took out con siderable ore , which netted him $100 per ton In gold after being packed several miles to the mill. It was then abandoned. A few years later John Clark , an old pioneer , and still a favorably known merchant there , at tempted to find the lead , but gave It up. Orltman & Co. prospected a little and found a ten-Inch vein , from which 10 to 30 cents to the pan has been washed out without pounding any ot the quartz. The SVavcrly is owned by the- same parties. A shatt has been sunk twenty-six ( ect and the vein seems to be wider and richer as depth Is attained. It is proposed to erect an arastra at onco. Only half a tulla distant the eamo parties have located the Willis Sweet claim. Rich float which hod been piped out In the 60i led to the discovery of this'property. . Th * vela is six. teen Inches wide- and carries $200 In gold per ton. GOLD IN ARIZONA , The- latest development la a mining way which Is creating considerable excitement is a gold discovery near the Black canyon road , about forty-five miles south of Prescotl , says a Prescott special to the Denver News , A man who has recently Inspected the new camp is enthusiastic over the outlook , and says that from present Indications the camp promises to bo a lively and a producing one in a fenmonths. . The discovery waa made by Jesse Davis of Mayer nearly a month ago , lie was taking a short cut across the country , and while coming over the. mesas near Miller's he stumbled across a large blowout of white quartz. The rock was heavily copper stained and carried free gold In a great quantity visible to the naked eye. Bringing some of the rock home , Davis tried panning It , with successful results. Two claims were at once located by Davis , the Golden. Wonder No. 1 and No. 2. Some ot the ore taken from the surface will mill $200 per ( on. An us&ay from the , Golden Wonder No. 1 , taken two ftel from the surface , re turned 1210 per top gold. A shaft Is being sunk on the claim nnd several tons ot ore are on tlio dump , which , judging from born- spoon tests , -will run much higher than the original assay. The district is an entirely new on9 and In a place * where prospectors have never looked for gold. It resembles the- Vulture district , -with little mesas running bore and there , and the rich find is on top of these. There is already a great rush of pros pectors to the new camp , coming principally from. Big Bug and Cuapparal. About twenty locations have already been made In the vicinity of the Golden Wander. The new camp Is well situated , being less than a quarter at a mite from the Black canyon road. The water supply is abundant. LEADVILLE AS A GOLD PRODUCER. Leadvllle gold producers , like those of Gllpln county , cut a small figure in the known , list of dividend payers. That Lead- villa has great mines In her gold bell no one disputes. These , however , are operated by small companies ; who dhlde the profits and hep the figures from the public. A gentleman who visited that camp a few- days since , and who knows considerable nbout mines and ores , says the Denver News , avers that the Little- Johnnie , the property of the Ibex lllntng company , on llreeco hill , could. In Its present state of Incomplete de velopment , lift JGOO.OOO per month In gold- Ellver ores , running In values from $ (0 to J7t > per ton. the tllvcr averaging about twenty to thirty ounces. This Is practically a gold ore. The present output of the. Little Johnnie U estimated at $200,000 per month. The ere la treated at tha Leadvllle smelters , and tent to Argentine , near Kansas City , for separation and redoing- , Hence none ot this gold Is deposited at the Denver branch , mint , the transportation toward the east being cheaper than the fig ures which pr vall between tha Missouri river antl Denver , Considerable development work Is under way In the Little Johnnie. Tha different laveli are being united , and the mlno la bclnj ; placed In first-class form for ixtcnalve nnd Mcady production. It ii prolia- ly the richest gold mine la this country to ny. ny.Near Near the Little Jolmn1 , also on lire ceo hill , the Little Vtnnle Is being worked by company ot teasers. Men In their post- Ion y little about profits. U Is alleged , ion ever , that the Little Vtnnle shipped ,600 tons of gold ore , worth about MO P r on , during the month of September , Thla would place Us output In the neighborhood f 161,000 , or twice the amount credited to lie Victor mine at Cripple Creek , which pays monthly dividends of 5 cents per share on Its capital stock. Lemlville'K KoM twit is being steadily de- elopwl. The capital invested there thla en son Is well catlsfled with the outlook , while properties for sale are by no means numerous. numerous.A A FKAflT FOtt TOURISTS. neccnt storms In the mountain ! are driv- ni ; the deer out Into the lower altitudes. They are pawing Craig by the thousands and the citizens are laying in a supply of meat. The tourists who have been hero In great numbers this season , says a Craig special to the Denver Republican , have not made n wholesale slaughter of game as a rule. Tli game seems to bo about as plentl- "ul as It una a year ago. The stopius are also driving the tourists out ot the hills. In the last few daya the Jevcrcaux parly , from Glcnwood Springs , he Hoblnson parly , from Pueblo , the Wln- ihcster party , from Now Haven , and a num ber of others have gone , each having secured some flno specimens ot heads , etc. This hns been by far the largest tourist eason on record for Craig and California park. The stages have been loaded almost dally , besides numerous persons who como 'n by private conveyance. Almost e\cry state In the union east of icro has been represented. Among the most noted pleasure se kcrs are the officers and stockholders of the Winchester Arms eom- sany.who have Just departed. Their com- ng to this country was Instigated by the company receiving some photos of game taken In this vicinity by local photographers. BItUIN LIKES MELONS. J. S , Peltz of this place. Is the owner of a ranch near Mlnnekahta station on the B. & M. , upon which he has a fine melon patch. says the Caster Chronicle. Two of his roys , aged 13 and 1C years , who were charged with the duty of looking after the patch , dis covered upon their visit to the patch the other day that a goodly number of their choice nielsns were missing , and noticing : ertoln tracks through the patch , they traced them to a ditch -washout near by , where they found , neatly covered over with grass and weeds , the missing melons. The boy * w ra satisfied that the robber of their melon patch was an animal ot some kind , and In jrdcr to determine what kind ot an animal II was , and to put -an end to further visits , they decided to watch the patch nights , and in case ot the anmal putting in jn appearance to kill It on the spot. They kept up tholr isatch , and one night soon after the stealthy robber appeared in the form ot a largo cinnamon bear , nnd proceeded at once to the special business he had planned Cor the occasion. The elder boy awaited a favorably opportunity , when he raised his rifle and with quivering arm nnd unsteady aim he flred. but the bullet missed its mark , and with a howl of dissatisfaction : Bruin made rapid strides for his lair. These ani mals are said to be exceedingly fond of melons , and in this instance it was the evi dent Intention to store away a supply for future use , NnDRASKA. Humboldt's water works bonds have been sold at a premium. Auburn's watqr bonds have been sold and the work Is to be begun this -week and pushed. Two-year-old Etta Walker of Cedar Kaplds has died from eating the brimstone oft n handful of matches. B. "W. Kyle Is manufacturing a rotary plow at Arlington from which he hopes to make a fortune for himself , Sir. N. 51. George of York county was seriously Injured by being thrown from his buggy Into a barbed wire fence ; M. C. Frank of York , -who has already had a leg and an arm taken off , has had a lump removed from the side of his face. . D. Matthews , the well known Ne- braakan , has removed from O'Neill and taken up his residence In Arkansas. Talmage voted $5.000 for water bonds by 79 to 22 , The plant Is to cost $8,000 , and $3,000 Is to be furnished by town warrants. A spark from an Elkhorn engine set fire to the prairie and burned up a house and barns belonging to Mike Gllmore In Dawes county. Money Is flowing in fast for the building of new United Brethren church at Blue Springs , and It is expected that work will soon be commenced. Dr. S. P. Hough , an Aurora physlcan , has died of hemorrhage of the "lungs. Ho was on the point of leaving for the south to spend the winter for the benefit of his health. Flinster & Co. of Hastings opened up a furniture store at Grand Island on the first ot the month , and ten days later it was closed by the sheriff on judgments for $2,103. John Beasly at Wayne got into a fight with his eniyloyer. Carl Snyder , and Snyder had his ear chewed off. Beasly made his escape and a warrant has been Issued for his arrest , Mr. B. E. Sanborn ot Sarpy county Is ex hibiting some samples ot cotton that he has grown on his farm and which indicate that cotton could be successfully and profitably raised here. Penny & Son's store at Fullerton was robbed of $300 worth of clothing and furnish Ing gooda by thieves , who broke open the back window. The cash drawer and sate were not touched. D. F , Marquettewas discovered by some friends digging a hole in the cemetery a Burchard , and on being pressed for an ex planatton. he declared he had had a revela tlon that large sums of gold were burled there. Ernest H. sutler ot Nebraska City wishes to chance his name to Ernest H , McClellen on the ground that his father deserted him when he was a child , and he wishes to speni the remainder of his life under his mother's name. The old soldiers or Central City went to remove the body of a man named Nick who was burled in the potter's field seventeen years ago. All that they found in the grave was a pall containing the clothes and the bones of the legs and thighs. Some body had evidently stolen the body. NellBh will entertain the Nebraska Concre gatlonalista this week. The thirty-eight ! annual meeting of the general association of Congregational churches Is being held there , and many of the leading Congreca tlonalMs ot the state will be present. Tues day Is the principal day of the session and some Interesting papers are down for ills cusslon. The latter part of the week the meetings ot the Nebraska. Home Missionary society will be held , and on Friday evening the Inauguration of Hev. J. F. Ellis a1 principal of Gates , college -will take place. THE DAKOTAS. Great damage has been done to hay and headed grain In South Dakota by the wine having blown off the tops and let In the rain. rain.The The new flouring mill being erected at Hot Springs Is being hurried to completion and will blow In for a trial run on or about No vein bar 1. Over 5,000 patents to lands In the Huron land district are In the office awaiting claimants. Some of the proofs for these lands were made ten years ago. The B. & BI. railroad has a party of sur veyors at work running a. line from the depot at Hot Springs to Wind cave , It la thought that a line of railroad will bo the result. The fat cattle shipments from the Black Hills ranges this year will amount to nearly $2,500,000. The Elkhorn Railroad company will receive nearly $350.000 for transporting this product to Iho Chicago and Omaha mar kets. kets.Messrs. Messrs. Harrison and Griffith of the United 1 States geological survey are making Woon- socket headquarters and will remain in the Held until driven in by cold weather. Up to thla tlma something over 1,500 square miles of the proposed irrigation survey has been made thli season. In North Dakota 90 per cent of the farms are owned by Iho persons cultivating them and BO per cent own free of Incumbrance. The debt on farms amounts to $11,168,851 , or r S5 per cent of their raule , and bears an i average Interest of f > .54 per cent. The debt t on homes is less than $1.000,000 In this state. Threa years , ago several Injunction * were i secured at Egan against Sioux Falls liquor t dealers. Joe Klrby drove over to Flandreau i and wrote telegrams to Interested parties , as follows "liaise jour umbrellas , as It 1i likely to rain. " These were ordered sent collect and tha operator tor a them up. ICIrby sued for damage1 * and was awarded $160 , The cans was appealed and the supreme court has Just re-rjcrtcd the decision of the lower court. The new unlvcrsffy full , which Is being re built by thecltltQns of Clny county , la ngaln moving Tapldlj * toward completion. In the construction a number ot new features have been added which were not included In the first plans , - hd In consequence the funds were found short some $1,000. , George Chamberlain , one of the oldest set tlers of Charles alls' ' county , la also- one ot the "cake takers" In matrimonial matters. lie was married for-Uie sixth time at Kdger- ton. He was wed tnls last tlmo to Mrs.V. . C. Chamberlain , ( h Ionian he first married , and Just forty-ono years from the first wed ding. The building ordinance at Sioux Falls has been declared Invalid by tha supreme court. Joe Kirby , nn attorney , built a building con trary to the building ordinance. The lower court held him llttblo and ho appealed the case. Ho argued that It was unconstitutional In that It gave * sweeping and arbitrary powers to the building Inspector , Some months ago the supreme court ot South Dakota , by a decision that beer did not necessarily mean an Intoxicant , nnd the court could hold It to In any case , brought down the wrath of the prohibitionists. Last weektlio court squared llsclf In another case t > y holding as follows ! The- courts ot this state will take notice that the bevcrago known as lager beer 1 nn Intoxicating liq uor. uor.The The leading results of the Investigation of farm and home proprietorship in South Da kota Is that 1C.19 per cent ot the farm fami lies hire and 83,81 per cent own the farms cultivated by them ; that 52.38 per cent of the farm , owning families own subject to Inctim- branco and 47.62 per cent own free of In cumbrance. Among 100 farm families , six teen hlro their farms , forty-four own with Incumbrance , and forty without incumbrance. On the owned farms there are Hens amountIng - Ing to 115,481,031 , which is 38.GG per cent of their value , aad this debt bears interest at the average rate of 9.C2 per cent , making the average annual Interest charge } 68 to each family. Each owned nnd incumbered farm , on the average. Is worth $1,846 , and is sub ject to u debt of $712. COLORADO. The last outstanding railroad bonds of Boulder county , which la $200,000 , have been paid. paid.The The Lion mine at Empire has developed n body or ore four feet wide , which assays $22 per ton In gold anJ a small per cent In sil ver. ver.The The Argyle company , which Is mining ex tensively In Gllpln county , has developed n vela eighteen Inches wide , In the eighth level of ono of Us properties that yields JG38 per ton. ton.A A Denver miner had n considerable quan tity ot Baker contract ore tested by local as- caycrs. Sixty-four assays returned nn aver age of $15 in gold to the ton. The ore Is considered freemilling. . La Belle , the new gold camp , has between 600 nnd 700 people and more arriving every day. They report a vast deposit of gold- bearing ore of low grade , so easy to work that it would pay handsomely. In Jlontezmna camp , Summit county. where the ore runs largely In silver and lead , the low pride of both metals has brought mining almost to a standstill. By the time the nmel.en ) has taken out his charges the miner has nothing left If bis shipment does riot close with a balance against him. The Rttl Jacket , North Polo and Silver Cord will continue to ship , as they are nil in rich ore. A gigantic project U now under consid eration by Prof. Joseph Hill of Lcadvllle. an eminent geologist , which involves the driving of a tunnel- penetrate the center .of Battle mountain , with the Intention of cutting ail the. ore1 chutes On the top. A flno 'shift house tmdi extensive machinery will be erected ut thoj mouth , of the tunnel. Much Interest has beu created at this place and It Is thought that a large body of ore will be opened upi J. tJt Clark and , Tom Allen -have Just shipped a sample of- pre from the/ Elkhorn group at Bear creek , which Is' ' the richest. inlnerat' ver1 foundifo'his ' district. Tha pro was assayed it ith * Pueblo snmpllriK works nad gives returns , of. SB5 ounces of gold per ton and 3,853 ounces of sliver , making the ore. Worth from $19.000 to $20,000 per ton. The owners claim that they have a fine body of this ore and that the sample was brought down from the point where- the ore was first opened up. Kokomo , ono of Summit county's best known camps , and a great producer In the daya of silver , has one- mine which produces , at the present tlmo 1.000 ounces In gold per month. It also contains one of the largest lead mines in the state , the Wilfley , which can lift 1,000 tons dally If the quotation and the market justify the work. The ore. ship ments of the camp are increasing so rapidly that the Denver & Rio Grande has provided extra service. The South Park rood also reaches Kokomo , but Its haul Is up hill. Still another ilch strike Is reported from Blanca. Mr. James L. Locke of Canon City has uncovered a vein near the Vesuvius mine from which assays were made running from $80 to $284 to the ton. It is clearly defined and Is about eight feet wide. Several strikes nearly as good as this one have been made during the past three weeks. The camp Is forging rapidly ahead and will soon become a heavy producer. It Is so situated that all work can bo carried on and pros pecting done through the severest -winter weather. "WYOMING. A hunting party near Sheridan killed six bear , two of them grizzlies. There is considerable snow to bo seen on the hills which surround Laramle. A new town to be called Barrett Is to be laid out In the northern parrot Crook county. A new and promising vein of gold has been discovered in the vicinity of the Centennial valley. , . Sheepman Hob Jones of Saratoga. Is meet ing with great success in raising Oxford Downs. Five apples -were grown In Sundance this year , the first ever grown In the place. They were of the Siberian crab variety. The Pennsylvania Oil company is making preparations to begin the shipment of oil from their- Salt creek , Natrona county , wolfs in large quantities. Several syndicates have made arrangements for the shipment ot Mexican cattle to the ranges of the west. The cattle can bo bought there for $7 a head. Mayor Hurt of Casper received a telegram from Chicago stating that the sale of the $40,000 water works bonds , has been made. It Is expected that the city- officials will be able to begin work on the plant at an early date. date.Mr. Mr. "William Hernet of Otto brought n car load of steers from the , Grey Bull rlrer over the mountains nr\aislilppcd them to South Omaha. They averaged 1.G25 pounds ant sold for $4,20 per 'hundred. They nettec him about $59 perhead. Report comes from Pass , creek that during a recent storm a jvhlrlwlnd plcke < l up a two-story barn , Htetf , belonging to a. 0 LaPolnt , an-l c-rrledllt about sixty feet and crashed it b alnsUXtja.slde of a hill. Ills team was left standing tied to the manger. The Saratoga Sun'States that the business ot feeding cattle In trial region of the state for market is very.profitable , , and that a great deal of It will bo done this year. A magnificent samplb lbV wheat raised In the Star valley , in UlnU bounty ; at an altitude of 6,000 feet , has.nead over four Inches long and Is well filled with fine kernels. Some oats grown In'the ' same section pro duced ninety bushel .per acre , A canal l now being constructed by the Fettetwan Canal cimipany , which Is the most Important development enterprise over undertaken In Converse county , The canal taps the North Phvtte river on the south bank about five miles , above Fort Fetter- man and extends down the river Ion a dls- tanco of ten miles. The canal la fourteen feet wide at the bottom and has a capacity of 150 feet of water per second. This quan tity ot water is amply sufficient to Irrigate ; 10,000 acrea of land. The Brockaways. and other enterprising citizens of Douglas are be hind the enterprise. Three miles nf the ditch la already completed and the promoters of the enterprise hope to have the balance of the ten miles finished by next June. OREGON , Ed Renslver , a Uqiitllla wheat king , has threshed 63,000 bushels from his 3,100 acrea. Complaints am numerous concerning thefta of flowers and faees from The Dalles cemetery. Quail are reported unusually numerous In Josephine county this year. In fact , it Is said flocks are frequently seen within the limits of the corporation of the city of Grant' * Pass. During the bard winter of flye year * Selling out the Dissolution Clothing The most gigantic sale of really fine - | clothing ever inaugurated. H. Cook Clothing Co. , Successors to Columbia Clotllillg Co. , , . 13th and Farnam Streets Omaha. quail were well nlfih exterminated , as the snow covered their- feeding grounds for several weeks. John Day Is promising Itself awool - scouring plant In the near future ; also a sash and door factory- 'Someof the fanners of eastern Oregon are buying Nebraska hogs \ and will feed tjiera cheap Oregon vlieat this winter. 'A levee , 1,300 feet long , is to bo built at Pcndltfton , as a protection against the raging TJmatllla. It will contain some 4.000 cubic yards of earth and a large amount of riprap. Snow fell to the depth of sit Inches on Bomo of the mountains north of Mitchell. The same day snow -nhltencd the tops of the highest points , and In some places extended far down the mountain side. A. rider who has just left the White Ilorso company tells the Ontario News that this has been a good year for them and Harper Dros. Thcso two companies have employed about seventy riders this season. They are the largest cattle owners from the- Union Pacific lo the Central Pacific. Their ranges- extend from Willow creek to Chain springs , on the Wlnncmucca. Each company keeps a bunch of aboutseventyfive saddle horses. Some of the range riders stay out two years without going to town , and \\licn a cruvvd of them 50 together they make things pretty lively around Wlnnemucea. WASHINGTON. Oakosdalo Is figuring on a system of water works. A bid of J24.000 has been offered. HlUynrd has no license ordinance , and Its Eoven saloons run ultle open all HID time. Boya tend bar and are among the patrons. A petition asking the Okanogan county commissioners to order a vote on the ques tion of removing1 the county seat from Con- conully to Chelan has- been filed with the clerk of the board. It has about TOO names attached Hop picking is still going on In the Pur- all up district , about 400 pickers being it work In the Meeker yards. The capacity of the big kilns is not equal to the hops picked , and so the pickers have to bo laid off part of the time. Showery weather has also been Interfering with the work. Mrs. Oliver Warrnoth Is reported by the Colfax Gazette to have caught a trout In the North Palouse- river that measured twenty-one Inches In length and weighed five pounds. The big fish broke- the line , but Mrs. Warmoth plucklly waded into the water and rescued the line , the corks onhlch kept afloat , and succeeded In landing thj finest trout caught there for several year * . Eighty-one per cent of the farina In this state are owned by the persons cultivating thorn , and of this number 73 per cent awn frea of incumbranco. The debt on farms amounts to fG,960,100 , or 28 per cent of their value , subject to an average Interest of 9.87 per cent. Forty per cent of the- homes are owned by tlioso who occupy them and SO per cent own free of Incuuibranco. Ths debt on homes is $5,225.270. The theory that free gold quartz docs not exist on the western slope of the Cascades has been exploded by the discovery of the Leroy group of claims a short distance southwest of Monte Cristo , "says the Snoho- nilsh Eye. A nugget valued at about 75 cents was picked out of a piece of the quartz. The ledge Is said to be a mammoth one , and la located at an elevation of over G.OOO feet. It has been prospected with several tunnels. In all of which the free gold quartz la shown. Twin Wall vns brought Into Spokane from Wcrutcheo by Deputy Marshal Thompson. He la an aged Chinamanwho claims to hive been engaged in placer mining along the Columbia river for twenty-live years , but had no opportunity to register , under the Geary law. Ho speaks Chinook fluently and saya there are white men in Urn Okanogan country who have known him for twcnty- ' .our years , The court gave him an oppor tunity to procure affidavits of his long rest denco In this country , with Ui9 view of permitting his registration as a. Chinaman entitled to reside In the United States. He waa ono of the party of Chinese gold hunters who rocked out $10,000 in ono season twelve miles below Wenatchee , and gave tha place the nameof Ten Thousand Dollar bar. MISCELLANEOUS. The Utah sugar factory has resumed work and sugar of the manufacture of 1894 Is now on the market. An offlcor from Alaska nays at the present Mto of slaughter the Heals will be extern ) ! nalrxl within five yean. Tha Port Hall reservation will , perhaps , be the next reseravtlon thrown open to settle ment In Idaho , and the day when this will bo done Is not far In the future , a& over ? effort la being ; made to that end. The September report of the statistician of tno Department of Agriculture has boon re ceived by the Western Colorado Academy o ! Sciences. The per cent of the matured peach , crop of Colorado la the highest of any * tate In tha union , being 01 per cent of a Vail crop. California Is second with S9 per cent. The first annual report of the Harqua ITala mine , Arizona , allows a surplus of $150.000 , from which a 10 per cent dividend \vlll be paid. * Up to date the factory at China , Cal. , has consumed 28,000 tona of Chi no beets and nearly C.OOO from Anaheim. SK and a half million pounds of sugar have been shipped. Every Industry of the territory is repre sented at the Utah exposition , which opened October 2 , and the exhibits , especially of agriculture and minerals , surpass anything shown In former years. The Mountain Home Republican says : "Hlchard Henliam of Onyh'co county is In town showing some fine specimens from the rich strike ho recently made on quicksilver mountain. Ho took some of the rock to ! 3olso a short tlma ngo and It assayed $565 of gold to'the ton. Ono of the largest deposits of gypsum In Iho entire country has been discovered and located on the Idaho sldo of Snake river , about SK miles from Huntlngton. This gyp sum is dt excellent quality , easy of access from the railroad , and properly located for easy and cheap working. Hay la practically worthless here this year , says tha Halley ( Idaho ) Times , and many thousand tons have not even been cut. Early thla season the price wan J5 to $8 par ton , delivered In town. When the new hay began to como on the market the price fell until It Is now from $2 to $4. The Alaska-Mexican Gold Mining company , operating in Alaska , shows a profit for Au gust of 110,700. This la a London syndicate , In which the Rothschilds are Interested. H will pay a dividend ot-10 per cent at the end of the year and will increase Its mill ca pacity from sixty stamps to 120. Grading has commenced on the extension of the B. . A. & P. railroad to the Ullter Root. The light or surface work will bo pushed from now until the cold weather seta In , when the heavy rock work will bo started and kept up all winter , with the intention of having everything ready for the tracklayers early next season. Con tractors also began operations on the high Una from Hoclter to the Anaconda mines in Buttc , with about COO men and 200 teams. Soma little mining excitement Is reported from Sallna ever the discovery of some rich silver veins. It Is understood that the find Is near the mouth dlwhat Is known as Soldier canyon , three ml lew cast of Sallna. The ore is very Ilka that of the Silver Ueef. Assaya of It run about $20 In lead , Oliver and gold load and silver J17.GO , gold | 2.50 , on the eurfaco. The owners of the mine promise to erect a mill and locate a townslte at once. A canal to furnish water power Is already surveyed. It la announced that the railroad running from the port of Altata , on the Pacific coast , to the town of Culclacan has been pur chased by a syndicate of New York capi talists , and that It will immediately be ex tended to Durango , Colo. , where connections will be made with the Mexican International road. The government concession for this road Includes a road from Durango to the City of Mexico and to the port of Tampa. C. P. Huntlngton la said to be at the head of the new enterprise. Since the enactment of the Geary law many Chinese have como Into Arizona from Mexico for the solo purpose ttt securing transportation to their native land at the expense of the United States government , The exclusion law provides that In the dis cretion of the court Chinese found unlaw fully In the United States may bo Impris oned at hard labor for not more than one year and then deported , It Is likely that hereafter Chinese convicted on this charge will bo given the full benefit of the law to stop the wholesale Immigration of Mongolians from the south. Oregon Kidney Tea cures all kidney trou bles. Trial size , 25 cents. All druggliti. SEVEN SHADES all rich , natural colors , arc produced by the Im perial Hair Ilrgentrntor , The cnlora ura fast anil washable , but will nut itnln the tcalp. IMPERIAL Hair REGENERATOR restores gray lialr to lt natural color and glrrg color und vitality to lulr spcillnl by teaching Muitaclie. Ix-ani. cjtbrowi ami eyelashes may be colored with II. 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