The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.) 1895-1895, January 12, 1895, Image 1

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• , ..vargef easarews. - _ • - Th Lump City Min.e.t. VOL. 1.—No. 2. LUMP CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, * JANUARY 12, 1895. J. B. LOCKWOOD, DiUG - GIS r r DEALER IN Drugs, Medicines, Mining Stfpplies, Chemicals, Etc. 137 N. MAIN STREET, HELENA. For Mining Supplies and Machinery OF GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL AND HONEST QUALITY, AND FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to A. M. BOLTER HARDWARE CO. 113 and 115 North Main Street, . - HELENA, MONTANA. TURNER •34, CO. _ Grocers and Miners' Supplies, 20 AND 22 EDWARD ST. Montana Lumber rdanufacturing Co. MINING TIMBERS and REIM% MATERIAL of ALL •KINDS. Yards Located at HELENA and wrens. The Largest and Best STOCK OF MINERS BOOTS and SHOES In the State at Bottom PricG* WI E•Thistlowaite 'PRE Cash Shoe Man, 123 N. Main St., - Beveridge Bli,% 1íEL NA, MONTANA. ) • ---- Mail Orders Shipped the same day received. James Twiford, DIALER IN Furniture, Bar Fixtures and St ol Ore Sacks and Tents, HARNESS, ETC. en Thousand Second Hand Ardes of Every Description to b sold at orie-half their ;lc- tual value. 235 N. Main St., HELENA. H. IL ASHLEY, . Helena's I adinq Feed and Sale Stable. 414 North Park Avenue, llie;LENA Telpph 125. The Ashley Stable is now run- ning a daily coach between Helena and Lump City, leaving the (lrand Central Hotel every morning at o'clock ; returning I enve I in p i ty at 3:30 p. m. Fare, one way $1.00 Bound trip 1.50 Freight, 100 Ibit. or over 25c per 100 Ibit Packages delivered .. 25 and reic ANDREW WOODS, Barber Shop and Bath Room, 33,4 S. Main St., Helena. FREI). THOM AS, ASSAYER. Silver and Gold Silver, Gold and Lead Copper ..$1.00 1.50 1.50 Kleinsclunidt ei Bro. (CONSOLIDATED.) HARDWARE D EI\I'. AGENTS FOR Hercules Powder Full Stook of Miners' Supplies, Builders Hard ware, and Headquarters for Blacksmith and Wagon Makers Supplies. STOVES AND TINWARE. Granite Block, Helena. Helena Iron Works Ore Cars and Rockets, Track Iron, Car Wheflm, Iron and Dram Catin, etc. AMONG THE LEDGES. Regular Weekly Clean-up from the Mines of the Lump Gulch District. Mining Notes and Items of the Day of an Interesting Character. Under a caption similar to the above The Mien' will hereafter, each week, give a condensed review of all the mines of this district, being at all times care- ful to make only such statements as are of genuine worth; of a newsy character; and such as we believe to be true. Also under this head will be interspersed other items of a mi ralogiOal nature— such as in our jud ment will tend to shed light upon a ariety of subjects suit able to a general reViiew of this nature. • \` THE LIVERPOOL. No other mine in the Lump gulch dis- trict occupies the position or the atten- tion of the mining community—prospec- tors, miners and investors- as does the Liverpool. Not only was this property the first to be systematically opened, but it is the most extensively developed mine in the camp, therefore authentic reports are eagerly sought, for the rea- son that many believe that the develop- ments there will in a measure tell the story of the mines of the entire district. That the mine will \go down,\ however, seems to be a foregone conclusion with everybody, the only question being as to the extent and richness of the ore found. During the petit week work has stead- ily progressed on the property, a force of some 40 men being steadily employed in its different departments. The own- ers are not pushing work, however, on this property, owing more particularly to the present low price of silver. The shaft is now down to the 400 foot station and a crosscut will be immedi- ately driven to the lode which is thought to be within 15 or 20 feet. This places the bottom of the shaft about 100 feet below the bottom of Lump creek, a small stream flowing through the gulch almost directly east into the Prickly Pear about a mile below, at or near where the Northern Pacific and the Mon- tana Central railways will erect their de- pots. Two cars of high grade ore were shipped to the smelters during the week, and several oars placed in eight. It is claimed that about 5 tons of ore are placed in sight in the mine where one is taken out. The shipping ore, tiret class, averages about gr.p.00 p(q- ton. Alex Swan is th à foreman of the mine, a gentlemen who thoroughly under- stands his business, has been long en gaged in mining, and the siresitlinesa with which things inove around the property, in all departments, attests his worth. John Dixou and Dan Jennings are the engineers. The developments imniedtaet . low in the Liverpool will be of interest and importance to the district, and while the outcome is in a measure antic- ipated, good news from there will be hailed with joy. * * • THE WASH I NOTON. This mine Is now down 3(10 f its output, so far this month two cars of high grade ore an ip(t, and LS been one car of second class. The ore product of the Washington averages about the game in quantity and quality as that of the Liv- erpool, both being the same vein. The pay is about a fisit in width, some- times widening out, however, though it ia of lietter quality when about a it in Width. Nearly all the mime of the district carry considerable zinc, and the Wash inge in is no exi , optnin. though that pro- duct here is very riel;, and while it per- haps increases the smelting charges witnewhat, the presence of that metal is of no further detriment. The Washingten employs a fore of aimed 15 nem. This mine is perhaps the heaviest. produeer in the distriet at pres• old. and is worked under lease t, Mes ers irob, Henson and Hogan Baldwin mid Martin Kennedy are tho formen of the none, mel Al Thorn (I Sam Baldwin, engineers Every Speeial Mining Machinery of all \ thing about the property in,,ves with kimis made to order. the preciaion of H-1( work, and I con - Miners' and Proispeetora supplies of all gra t i d a i a th e lee»re an d managera o n kinds. Work promptly attended the glIfsVoie of the Washington, which t o on short notice. • under their able management it has A M. W11,1,14%44. Agent, Miner ()Hive preyed. Iriii e n - ot decided, just now, so far as I was able to learn, whether the leasers will oink another 100 feet or not eight away. The pretend hoiet is equipped for that depth, or a little more, and, the probabilities are that after a little link- ing will i)ommenee to the 400. Geo., Wales, an old Helena man, is the ore foreman for the company. * * , THE FLORA. The Flora is also on the naIll0 vein as' the Liverpool and Washington mines. A contract is about to be let to sink an additional 100 feet. This mine caries the same product and values as the adjoining mines, and it is thought will prove equally as valu- able with depth. Mr. C. H. Henton has the mine in charge. Ore was shipped front this property some years ago. With active and extensive operation on the Flora there will be three mines on \the hill\ producing the famous high grade ore of the district, which will give matters a decidedly lively look in that locality. Sinking to the 2(X) on the Flora is expected to commence about the 15th of the present month. * * * THE MUSKEGON. WOO( on the Muskegon is progressing favorably, a force of four miners being employed. The shaft is down 125 feet from which point a drift west was start- ed about a week ago and has now been run about twenty-five feet. This 'mine has not made any shipment up to date but expects to become classed in that respect by the end of the month, as the quantity and quality of the ore is im- proving with each foot of the drift west. A horse whim is at present employed there, capable of Wnking to a depth of 200 feet, but the owners expect to put up a steam hoist hi the near future. • * * POOR RICHARD. This is a promising property upon which work will be commenced right away, and considerable money expended on it. Da° mine has just been bonded, the consideration being $5,000.00 lay Messrs. Becker, Henly and Sheriff. It is the intention of these gentlemen to sink 100 feet and thoroughly prospect the lode. *. MINING Nome. J. W. DeCamp is working three men on some groend (patented) that he has under bond on the Milford property for $21,000. The laud SO held by this bond is an addition to the Lump City town - site, and comprises an area of about 18 acres. The shaft is now down about 42 feet, and is going down at the rate of about 18 inches or two feet per duty. Sinking on the vein will continue until a depth of 100 feet has been reached. He now has about four inches of good ore in the shaft, and the prospects are more than favorable for a good mine. The creek level is about I(X) feet below where the shaft was started, at which point it is expected water will be encciuntered. From that pout down, however, the ore becomes of better value. After water is found the probabilities are that a horse whim will be put up. * * • George W. Winter has lumber on the Wedge ground for sinking 100 feet. • • Dr. Beecher, of Minneapolis, and his associates, have arranged for sinking on the Baby Helen for an interest. A. M. Williams. The_ old French political economist. Say, stated it as a self-evident truth that the wealth of a country was measured by the value created within its 'l'he science of political ecoreimy, as ab etruee as it is often repraeonted to be, is little but the amplification and the ap plication of this sim Il'' max ¡nu, Nations become wealthy through the I large creation of value. Their growth is rapip as such creation is rapid. The wise policy of states is the t hat enrourages and st itnulatea the ereation of value, that gives to capital, industry and enterprise their largest Oplu n ty. Commonwealth/a of meant natural re- sources have made themselves rich by gathering value through trade or utak ing it in manufacture. 'The, farmer adds to the wealth of his nountry only the value of the produeta of the soil. The manufneturer !IMP the difference be tween the worth of the raw material and that of ti''' cow plotod art'' -l', of um, or - luxury. Massachusetts and Rilgède Island have but scant acres of reluctant soil, yet with the countless and Meeks's- ly turning wheels of their mills and fac- tories, have each gathered wealth great- er than that of many of the larger com- monwealths of more propitious climates and richer lands. From the mines of our stete, wealth is gathered more rapidly than it can be created in the manufactures. It is well distributed. It goes in large part to the toilers. It also stimulates all enter- prises to which ambition directs and which skill and industry make profitable. It enlargens and enlivens trade. It es- tablishes manufactures. The smelters precede the mills and factories. The mining camp springs into vigorous bust- ling life, to be succeeded by the manu- facturing town of slower growth. The stored treasures of our moun- tains, with their veins for gold and veins for silver, when found and dug out will make a state, whose wealth will surpass Ole wildest dreams of magnificence. That wealth too, will be shared by all the people. hence, there are offered to capital, en- ergy and industry the 'largest induee- ments to develope the mining resources of the state. There are presented to am- bition the most brilliant allurments. Yet it is a fact, that the work of search- ing out and developing the hidden wealth of the mountains often seems to lag. It appears easier many times to secure capital for almost any other enterprise than ()ne of finding and working mines. Lots Sold During the Past Week. iifollowing is a partial list of the lots sold in this city during the past week: Samuel B. Hatch, one lot; building for lodging house in course of erection. C. M. Dun woody, two lots; business block in course of erection, 32 -foot front, two stories. George Dice, of Elliston, two lots. T. W. Jones, of Elliston, two lots. New Map of the Lunietlereherenet. W. W. McElroy has made a fine map of the Lump Gulch mining district, cov- ering the entire country over a space of 45 square miles, showing the locetion of all the prominent mines surrounding Lump City, and many' of the locations on which but little work has so far been done. It also gives the location of Clan- cy, Hartford and other outlying points. The map will be ready for delivery by Jan. 15th and can be procured at the MINER office. This is the only complete niap of the district, showing the defin- ite location of all surveyed claims, etc. The price of the map has been placed at a very reasonable figure, and it should command a ready sale for it is rictlreOrrect in all particulars and will b€; - i valuable help to those prospecting in the district. The Post Office The fact that there is ao much delay over our poet office is causing consider able annoyance and inconvenience. We are informed that the office was granted some time ago, but the offfeials at Wash- ington have not, so far, ordered the ser- vice to begin. It Heenis that just as soon as a man gets into a government position at Wash- ington he loses what little sense he may have had before he went there, and if there if; any possible way in which he can delay the matters he is sure to adopt tliat method In this respect a Wash Mgt on government official is about%qual to the Board of County Cornmisioners of Jeffeeon County -they all seem «lie afflicted with a very bad doee of pro- erestination. -mete is a movement on foot, we un- dorstand, looking toward the organiza- tion of a lodge of the A. O. U. W. in Lump We hope the rumor is true, and that the Woodmen will also make arrangements and eetablieh themselves in the camp. Let someone make a Illf,V1) in the matter and the thing will be easy enough to accomplish. A genuine chinook vinited the gulch Tuerulay and Wednesday and stripped off the 'mow, entirely spoiling the sleig- ing. The Helena Herald reported that there was bout eight inches of snow in Lump gulch, and there might have been last wint4, but certainly it in there has not been eiglit'inchee here this winter. P4 • • -- eft • „

The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.), 12 Jan. 1895, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.