The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.) 1895-1895, January 05, 1895, Image 2

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TIIr LUMP CITY MINER: SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1895 The Lump City Miner. Published illvery Saturday Morning at ed 4 Lump City,l'outana. A.. M. WI LLIAMS...... Editor. WILLIAMS& SONS... Publishers and Props. SUBSCRIPTION RATES : One Year (in advance) $2 00 One Year (when not paid in advance 2 541 Six Months (in advance) - 1 00 Six Months (when not paid in at ivance).• • • 1 25 Single Collie* ............... ..... ....Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES. Notices on local page 15 cents per line for each Insertion. Noticee to be printed among Strictly heal reading matter 2u rente per line for each Insertion. No advertisement of this class taken for less than fifty cents. Space rates in the display ¡id vert icing columns, by the week, month or year, will Is furnisled up- on application. All advertisers will be allowed a change of their advertitioment once a month, if desired, witho u t extra charge ; bot where changes are made oftener than °Iwo mm Immtli a charge for the time consumed in changing will be made. To insure prompt attention in changes of ad- vertisements copy roan he handed in not later than Thursday preceding day of publication. ALL ACCOUNTS PAYABLE MONTULY. WILLIAMS c1L SONS : Publisher,. LUMP CITY, MONT., JAN. 5, 1895. THE LUMP CITY MINER. Nearly every unique individual which America has produced dur- ing the last t century has left some characteristic mark along the trail of his manhood. Horace Greeley, the great editor of the New York Tribune, during his day originated some quaint phrases, a few of -which are destined to live and go ringing down the aisles of time, the echoes growing louder and louder with each passing year. Among other things said by Mr. Greeley was a bit of gratuitous advice given to - --tie young men of the overcrowded ,. - ..„eastei -- • -- n - rit-i-true then but more now - -whichmed in this langr age : \go west f young man, and grow up witS---the country.\ The editor of The MINER long ago acted upon that suggestion. and \went west.\ Going -west, however, is perhaps the easiest part of the job ; it's the \growing up with the country \ that knocks. It is easy enough for philanthropists to sit in their comfortable eastern offices and dictate how to civilize an In- dian ; but experienre lots taught that the only civilized Lolian is a dead one. It was also very easy for the late lamented Mr. Greeley to say \grow up with the country,\ but right there again experience has taught that the problem of successfully doing so is of very difficult solution, and that often, during the \growing\ process, the young man succumbs to the com- bination of circumstances which surrounds his efforts and ceases to jgrow. It is fate, perhaps -at least for the sake of argument we will call it so --that takes some men into one section of the country, and some into another. 'I'hen, believing that they can accomplish the impossi- ble, they wear (nit their liv., t r ying to do it. But as we before said, the editor of The MINER pia ed implicit faith 4 ‘ in the maxim of orace, and long since \w 0111 west. ' We have grown up, and then grown down, with several sections of the country. We have sometimes thrown down the business gauntlet and been worsted in the fray, a 11 d vo' 1,0 3 bob up smiling here in Lump Gulch and once more cast our business gauntletat the feet of this community. We are a firm believer in the law of supply and demand. We are of the opini-n that Lump anti her interests demand a live newspaper We will ..ioleavior to make The MINER supply this de- mand, and together \grow up with the country.\ We have no other object in. coming among you than an earnest desire to see you all prosper and to prosper along with you. We will voice yNir commu- nity troubles and labor unceasingly for the good of the camp. The mineral possibilities and probabil- ities of Lump Gulch are to -day without a rival on this continent, and the simple truth told about our mines and resources will east into the shadow the history of any camp since the days of the Com- stock. The MINER will not lend itself to the fulsome praising and senseless booming of prospect holes. Such stuff always results to the detriment of a camp. Mining now -a -days, is conducted upon a legitimate business basis, and we want to so conduct your paper that you can refer to it with confidence and pride, with the feeling teat \if you see it in the MINER, WS so.\ We ask your hearty co-opera- tion on the lines here referred to, and after we get the fame, worth and name . of Lump Gulch as house- hold words in the monetary centers of the world ; when Lump City ,has become another Butte, as we feel sure it is destined to be, The MINER, having faithfully played its part in bringing it about, will cheerfully add its voice in a general congratulation of heartfelt joy over the busy scenes and evidences of prosperity that 'our united efforts have brought about. LUMP CITY. Lump City will henceforth be a factor in the growing State of Mon- tana that future map makers of the State will hardly overlook. Less than two months ago it did not ex- ist, except in the fertile imagination of the more enthusiastic, but now it is a substantial reality,, and is quite a thriving community. The camp has a history somewhat dif- ferent from that of any other quartz camp in the State, and reminds one more of the placer camps of early days -more from the „fact that it has been built from theround up, on the merits of its - mineral dis- coveries, and did not house itse in aeettlement built years ago. All of the mines of his camp are high grade produce is found it is of ship and the favorable lodes is such that , When ore ing character, ocation of the he ore can be handled, from the mines to the railroad, at a very small expense, both the Northern Pacific and the Montana Central railways being only about one mile distant, and the wagon road an easy down -hill grade all the way. Lump City itself, while not boast- ing of quite so many or so preten- tious a class of buildings as either Helena or Butte, is perhaps as handsome in general appearance ce as was either of. those cities in their infant:days. There is, at this writ': ing, some sixty nildings in the camp, and more are being erected every day. When spring opens a building boom will set in which will far eclipse anything ever be- fore heard of in Montana. Of the mines surrounding the camp we are justly . proud. No other gulch in the State has pro- duced their equal, every one of them proving to be high grade propee>s, and }the greater the depth attained the richer and more abundant the ore. With a few notable exceptions nearly all the discoveries wr made late last summer awl fall, /old thus only preliminn.rY e.• irk has been done on many if the lodes, b with filo )f ato iii w(irk on the mines mi ni h si actively commence, and w dently look forward to a — - - not only of great activity, but to such a season of prosperity for the camp as has rarely, if ever, been enjoyed in the history of quartz mining in Montana. FINANCIAL LEGIsLATION. It is a strange circumstance that since the election the leading po- litical contention has entirely and radically changed. During the election both parties/ought exclu- sively on the tariff lj o he. The re- publicans contended that the panic and its accompanying depression were results of the fears of the people that a radical change would be made in the tariff. The demo- crats, badly led and taken off their guard, accepted the issue tendered them. And so the real question of the day, which is and was the finan- cial, was kept entirely in the back- ground. Unfortunately, however, the peo- ple are met at the very outset of this new departure by the fact that the leading minds of the country - political, monetary and mercantile -are all at sea on the subject of the currency reforms necessary to the relief of the present untoward situation. This is illustrated in the instance of every public dis- cussion instituted for the purpose of deciding upon the necessary legislative action. It is also illus- trated by the fact that the presi- dent, his cabinet, the treasurer and the comptroller of the currency are not in accord as to their plans of reform, with the exception that all unite in favor of further expan- sion of the volume of the currency, the very worst method of reform which could possibly be devised. Only a week or so ago gold to the amount of nearly $7,000,000 was drawn from the treasury for shipment abroad, and still the end is n9t yet. And yet, in the face of this drain, it is proposed to add to the volume of currency in circula- tion; in other words, to give a still greater impetus to the cause of said drain Was there ever heard or seen in history such an exhibi- tion of national finance as this? Dollars have been spent in older mining states, prospecting, where cents have in Montana. And yet Montana is the second all around mining state in the Union. With silver back again where it belongs the discoveries in Lump Gulch would place and keep Montana first as a precious metal praducer. It has been said of Leadville and Cripple Creek that they were made in a night. It will be said of Lump City tha\it was made in a day. Lump Gulch is the highest grade camp ever struck in Montana. If silver now brought the price it did when Leadville was discovered, Lump City would contain 2000 in- habitants before spring. THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. One of 1,110 cleverest writers in tile world ta the editor of the Salt Lake Tribune, and under his direc- tion that paper has always been the' stedfast friend of Montana and her people. In another column we quote an article from the pen of this gifted writer, under the title \Montana which will well -repay perusal, as it foretells with - alear visu' the future greatness of this inhind empire. M'uitann, however, has not alone been the object of this fish's eon- . , rii. Lilo , Joaquin Miller, the , et, of the sitNrrits, - he has for )0en the, and with him 1r, of the West and its va - 'rests, singing its pine scented songs in prose with words of living eloquence, always right, and equally as powerful as Miller's verse. Years ago the writer of this arti- cle was engaged in publishing a paper, the Rocky Mountain Senti- nel, at Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the editor of the Tribune heartily engaged with Us in our single- handed fight against the Mormon church, which at that time sought to prostitute New Mexico under the leadership of the notorious Ax - tell. That we succeeded in driving Axtell from the throne and saving New Mexico from the grasp of the Mormon church goes without say- ing, and it was under the leader- ship of the editor of the Tribune that this was accomplished, a fact for which we have ever since been grateful. The Board of County Commis- sioners have accepted the plat of the Lump City Townsite, the County Attorney of Jefferson coun- ty, Mr. H M. Parker, having been instructed by Attorney General Haskell to do so. The only ques- tion ever at issue, and the reason for delay, on the part of the Coun- ty Commissioners was the unwil- lingness of the County Attorney to take the responsibility of decid- ing the question 118 to whether land held by location could be platted as a townsite and accepted as such, or whether such land should first have been patented. The question was only a point of low jehich Mr. Parker preferred to have passed up m by the Attorney General. llow Lump Gulch Was Named. In January, 1864, Fred Jones and William M. Sprague passed up the Prickly Pear Creek, pros- pecting for gold. When they reached the mouth of the gulch, the wash appearing favorable, they sank a hole and carefully Prospec- ted the gravel, for somy_time with- out being rewarded Svith colors. Finally, on bedrock, they succeed- ed in obtaining a single small lump of gold about five or six dollars in size. This lump, however, was about all the gold they succeeded in finding, though they continued their explorations up the gulch for some little distance, as well as at its junction with the creek. From the fact of the finding of the nugget, the gulch came to be known as Lump Gulch, a ° name it has ever since borne. There is a.'ffteber.e,h,ute out in the Oregon mounteins 3,328 feet long, where the logs come whizzing down the mountain -side into thev- Columbia river with a velocity of a cannonball and make the distance which is about three -fifths of a mile in twenty seconds. There are only 4.50,000 persons in the state of Washington. If that state was as closely settled as Switzerland it would have 12,000,- 000 rsons; as France about 17,- 000,000; as Holland about 25,000- 000; as England at least 4.0,000,000 and as Belgium more than 5o,000- 000. uh.titt . » mineral ootput Tho minors' output, for this t-i iii' of Idaho for tho year 1894 is oetimated at $7,864,(XS), as fol)ows ( /old, $1,879,000 ; $'2,359,000 ; lead, tl,f;11C,000. The OU tput, an coutitarod with allows an incrisaae mt$3,92'2000. The mist marko.I Incroase is in Ilia loinl product The prioo silvor, on wluoh this 7 . 44ti mate is IP a t 611 oonte a n ounce ; leat year this privi , was figurod at 70 . 0ents. CITY DRUG STORE . Eugene Meyer & Co., Prop. Telephone lè80, - Helena, Montana, MANUFACTURING PH A RMACIST Wholesale and Retail DRUG-G.1E11S. We earl', a tall line of Drugs which we sell at eastern limes. MUordorssoiioitedand prompt- ly attended to. I 20 SOUill main st. LUMP CITY Meat *Market LOUIS STOLL, Prop. All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats, Sausage, Etc., constant- ly on hand. Free Delivery t() all parts of the Gulch. Daily Hack Line, TO AND FROM ALL TRAINS. I will run a closed Hack meeting all trains, stopping either at Hartford or Clancy, to convey passengers to and from Lump City. ALEX. S. CAMERON. MINER'S Restaurant, Lump City. If you want a Porterhouse Steak or an Oyster Stew, drop in and see us. C. C.-STUBBS / Dealer in General Merchandise I carry everything needed hv the Miner and Prospector. FINLEY & HOLMES Penton, in a Oeneral Assortment of onfection'ry FRUITS, CIGARS AND TOBACCO, LUNIP CITY, - MONTANA. FRANK L. CUR E, 1‘1ININeir ENGIN ER. Till's 1 4 : ;criminal and Perfected. Abetracts Fur- nishest. Morvsys made, Properties Ex- aminod and Reported on. NOTAIIY PI313140. GO TO THE I imparters mloon OR THE 13runette Cigar. 11 Brooks it Graham, Props. \ Lume Cruv, MONT. KAY REED, Ni.un St • 1,111111) Lit).

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