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• • The Lump City Miner. VOL. 1.—No. 21. LUMP CITY, MONTANA, SA'l RDAY, MAY 25, 1895. For Mining Supplies and Machinery ÓF GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL AND HONES S QUALITY, AND FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to . A. M. HOLTER HARDWARE CO. 113 and 113 North Main Street, HELENA, MONTANA TURNER & Co. Grocers and Miners' Supplies, 20 AND 22 EDWARD ST. Montana Lumber Manufacturing Co. MIME TIMBER'S and BilLDING MATERIAL of ALL KINDS. Yards Located at HELENA and HILY'TTE. A.. N. _A:1)A NI S, ('or. Park St. and Sixth Ave., - HELENA, MONT. Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Iron Pipe and Fittings, Valves, Pumps, Miniftg and Mill Supplies. Must be Seen to be Appreciated! The immense stock that I bought in Chicago, very low, I am selling for less than anybody can buy at wholesale. Note the following : 100 dozen overshirts, worth $1 ; my price 25 100 dozen undershirts and drawers, worth $1; my price 35 200 dozen overshirte, worth 50 cents my price.... ..... ... 20 200 dozen men's BOX, worth $1 per dozen; my price per dozen 50 50 suits of men's clothes, all sizes, worth $10 each ; my price 50 dozen soft wool hate, worth $1 each; my price 25 20 dozen stiff hate, good style, worth $2.50 each; my price 25 Trousers from 50 cents upward. We loan anywhere from $1 to $1000 at the lowest rates: 10,000 Unredeemed Pledges for sale very low. UNCLE SAM'S LOAN OFFICE, Cor. Wall and Main Streets, cents. 66 66 66 e 00 cents. - - HELENA. MONTANA. THE PEOPLE'S STORE 513 and 515 Broadway, Helena, Mont. HEADQUAR 1R118 FOR Groceries, Dry Goods, Tinware, Notions CHINAWARE, Hay, Grain and General Merchandise, CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. CHARLES H. IIENTON, Prop. James Twiford, DZALICii IN Furniture, Bar Fixtures and Stoles, Ore Sacks and Tents, FARNESS, ETC. Ten Thousand Second Hand Articles of Every Description to be sold at one-half their ac- tual value. 235 N. Main St., HELENA. ANDREW WOODS, Barber Shop and Bath Ronm, :13, ‘ S. Main St., Helena. FRED. J, THOMAS, ASSAYER. 19% S. lail' St ., Helena, 1Iont, Over Gamer's Shoe Store Box., MI Helena Iron Works Ore Cars and Buckels. Track Jinn, Car li hecl, Iron and Brass Castimrs, etc. Special Mining Machinery of all kinds made to order. Miners' and Prospectors supplies of all kinds. Work promptly attended to on short notice. A. M. Wilpwats, Agent, Miner Oftioe. Dr. A. Chasm Dogge sPECIALIST. Diseases of Women and Children. Orrtc* C., SI KO, A ford Minn Ht . roloirlarna MM. HELIPIA„ M\PiT Pri vat* I I • Mr., r r . , nted success - f nil,. Trip innel.• e.. 1,1, an d ournmi h d- ing notintry SWIIVII 111.i rod Arthur J. Craven, ATTORNE -AT - L 1W, Booms le and 17, Raney Block, HELENA, MONTANA. FRED SASS, 135 N. Main Street. HELENA. „r Fine Domestic Cigars, And Dealer in All kinds of Pipes, Smoking and Chew- ing Tobaccos. None but. Union hen Employed. REED & CRAIG CO. Batley Block, Helena, Mont. Make Shirts to Measure. Iles and Men's Goods. $2.00 A YEAR. MINES AND MINING. Regular Weekly Clean-up from the Mines of the Lump Gulch District. I ni sig . Not em arid ItPutat ot lor Day of att interesting Char'»-' '-r liar silver, 68%. Lead, $3.20. Copper, $10.31 * * to. * ORE SHIPMENTS INSE THE WEEK Liverpool 3 cars. Little Nell. 1 \ - * * * THE HOPE. The shaft has now reached a depth of 135 feet, still in very soft ground, the chemical action of the minerals in the lead having decomposed the granite somewhat, which added to the lead mat- ter itself, makes the ground almost too soft for good ore bodies, though they have some ore in the stèaft. The shaft will be sent down to the 200 before any great quantity of drifting is done. The Hope is pleasantly situated with old Sheep Mountain in its back yard, the jagged cliffs of which add a touch of the sublime to the scene, and on which the sun chases the shadows in and out of its gloomy solitudes, painting highly -colored pictures on the screen of nature of wondrous beauty. Some of these cliffs are Lrerdendicular walls of granite rock larndreds of feet in height, with here and there a giant, dark fol- iaged pine standing, sentinel -like, at its base. In the most picturesque spots the Hope people have pitched their cabin homes, the cheerfulness surround- ing some of which betrays a woman's hand. High up on the side of the mountain as it is, the air is pure and bracing, the rocks and trees are aloe with feathered songsters, while mingled with the aromatic smell of the pine and the Mr, and the mountain Mahogany, now in a wealth of bloom, the eye is sur- feited with a sense of delight as it takes in at once the sweep of valley, of foot- hills, of higher mountain ranges, with their snow capped 1)eakL4, dotted in the 9 foreground with othe . i. cabin homes, hoista and dumps, divulging the fact that man is everywhere busy in a struggle f.‚r stealth. * * THE FREE COINAGE. The Free Coinage is strictly in line with the other properties of the gulch, having made discoveries of as good ore as is produced in any of the mines. From e the last ore encountered in the drift about 100 sacks had been taken when a volume of water came in which was too much for the pump to handle, and work will have to be partially sus- pended until a larger pump can be pro- cured from Helena and lowered into the mine. The very last shot disclosed some of the richest ore ever found in the mine, containing bigwig sulphurete and brittle silver in large quantities. It was then that the water increased to such, an extent that the present pump could not handle it. The new pump will be on the ground in a day or two and work resumed. • THE MUREFOON. One of the coming great mines of Lump gulch is the Muskegon—the hand- writing is on the wall —the hanging wall. Ever sinoe drifting was no% menced wen into the hill from the bot- tom of the 125 foot shaft on this prop- erty it streak of good ore ham been fol- lowed for 150 feet which obstinately persisted in not widening out, while it was housed in quartz ao hard that pro- gram wit; necessarily slow. The shaft on this mine v(as sunk at the mouth of a little swale between two giant outcroppings of boulders, and though the lead was followed down it was evidently pinched. At the dritt programed west out of the ravine and into the open hill the quartz e' lened and the ore streak followe.1 suit, .‘ bout two weeks ago the face of the drift be- gan to show a decided change, f. , r the better, the quartz became softer and the Ore from two to three inches in width. The fare of the drift MI just now entering the hill, and can be said to be just leaving the \pinch.\ Ih the bot- tom of the drift, the ore is about eight inches in width, very high grade in character, plentifully sprinkled with gray copper, brittle silver, ruby and all the other inerediente that go to make up the high grade ores of this district. Alongside of the ore streak the quartz is very highly mineralized showing that as the drift progresses the ore will be- come more nbrindant. The owners of the mine are to be congratulated for the long tuemle thio have had with the property, in the' Igoe of almost, unsur- mountable ditficultien, a fart which only goes to show that many good mines are abandoned because of a lack of plink und stick to-it-ivenest• which, had a little inure work been done would have be- come valuable. From the way things are looking at the Muskegon now they will ehipeimir first car load of ore with- in the nejes, eek or ten days. * * * THE LITTLE NELL. It has been .decided by the manage- ment of Little Nell mine to siuk the.shaft down to the 4(X) foot level be- fore stopping work upon it. In the bot- tom of the shaft the ore continues eveu better than when they commenced to sink from the 300. When the shaft hag reached the 400 this property should be- come at once the heaviest shipper in the district, and the mine will probably employ a larger force of men than any mine in the gulch. The most of the ore now being sent to the smelter comes from the shaft, as stoping and drifting is not indulged in with so much vigor while this work is going on. We look to see the Little Nell sending down the gulch a car load of ore every day within the next few- weeks. When the shaft reaches the 400 it will stand on an imlual footing with the Liverpool, which mine is also opened tea that depth, and these two properties will be the only ones in the gulen with shafts that deep, though the Hope, Free Coinage, Little Alma and Rocky Point, when they catch their second windwill crowd these figures dan- gerously near. THE VIRGINIA. Edward P. Smith has bonded for a period of 18 months, from William A. Tucker and Willi.) T. Holbert, the above named property, the considera tion being 85,000, operations to com- mence within the next 30 days. This mine is said to have ore in it from the start, of fair shipping charac- ter, and under the terme of the bond the present shaft must be sunk 200 feet deeper. Fifteen per cent net of all ores shipped will bő paid to the owners, and permission is given to ship all the ore discovered, the right to take up the bond at any time being also granted. The property is located in Lump gulch, above the mouth of the• Hig Buffalo, and is regarded by those who have ex- amined it a more than usually promis- ing prospect. Part of the surface ground of the Visginia is covered by a placer claim owned by Messrs. Tucker and Holbert, the right to work which is granted in the bond. An entirely new discovery was made by Mr. Smith of a be A impetus is ing given to the chute of ore which comes strongly to iron manufacturing industry in Canada the surface, not far front the shaft, a by the recent Government action of pay - sample from which returned an assay of ing a bonus to the manufacturers in ad - $9.80 per ton. The property is a pretty dition to the existing protection of the wet one, and a steam hoist will have to Canadian industry in the shall@ of a be placed on it before there can be much sinking done. n heavy import duty upon pig iro and articles manufactured therefrom. The main object of this double protection was undoubtedly to ‚isist the heads of the large iron manufacturing concerns in Canada who are political friends of the Government. But the result will be to pay a bonus to their principle com petitors the American nuanuitacturers some of whom now find it advantageous to operate in Carmila am well as in United States. The Government of Ontario was the first to coninienve the bonus system. Having tomtit that the oetablie. ment of smelting works would be likely to be followed by tlic erection of steel planta and the manufacture of many iron product& not now made in (anada, the Government commenced in July laat to pay out to miners and producere of iron ore the equivalent of $1 a ton on the pig metal product of FI11011 ore, the ) amout to be increased if the $1 bonne was not sufficient to 'dare the ind ustry upon a proper barns. A company was at once formed, and • 100 to furnace is now being erected in Ilarniltim. Th. Government nf Quebec having ex presse I its intention of following in the fie\ steps of Ontario, the Canadian Iron Furnace odinpany, which operatee in the county of Champlain, is largely ineream • • ing its establishment and ”utput, and new furnaces lire about to Is e. , tistruct ed. But right upon the heels .,r this so _ tivity on the part of canahan and manufacturers, lately so omdidc ot, of their ability under a double system of protection to shut. out Arneriean coin - potion with their industry, comes pre paration for the removal of this .•ornpe- tition from American to Cam•dian god. In addition to several A furnriee proprietors now preparing to operate branch establishments in canada, two steel manufacturers from the States have been visiting untario eentres re oently, and are beginnind the creation of plants Their mutenes» is a foregone coneluaion, for the (1overnment encour &affluent already given has led to fur ther exploration of mining properties and the discovery of iron ore that it was thouglit the n•lintry did red ponowso. a' The promoters of the Hamilton fur naoe , v‘h,, on using oul 20 per cent of Canadian ores, now und that they non obtain h. , re all of the kind they require. softie one of the several locations on the ranch. It has been kno`v.n for years that there were mineral outcroppings on this ranch, and it would be very strange thing if there was not, located as it is with mineral veins all around it. his ranch is situated alongside of the nnedy group of mines about 2 1 , miles north of Lump City. The Peerless kiroup of mines, owned bp Martin Mulvahill, J. Botkin and Mr. MoVeagh, wits bonded during the week to D. S. Wright & Co., of New York, consideration being $20,000, bond to run fur a year. Work has already been started on the property, and a shaft will be sunk to a depth of 200 feet as soon as possible. This group of mines are said to be very promising, and the parties now in charge of them are thorough mining men 'and mean business from the turn -loose. The contract on the Knob Hill for 100 feet of sinking has been finished. We could not learn whether an addi- tional contract would be let or not, though the probabilities are that anoth- er coqtract will be let at once. H. V. Salisbury, of Helena, visited this mining district last Thusday and looked over some of the prospecte. Mr. Salisbury is interested in the Wyoming mine, about a mile.above the city, and he also bonded another from Lawrence Wanderer, while here, the name of which we did not learn, the consideration be- ing s.5,000., The Elkhorn Mining Company's mill in April worked twenty-nine days and crushed 1,038 tons of ore. There was $24,345 produced in bullion and $2,812` worth of smelting ore sold. The total product amounted to $27,157; the total expenses were $22,000, leaving an esti- mated profit of 45,157 for the month. Lump gulch is showingits worth as a silver camp. The miners there will develop a great producing camp. -Hel- ena News. Ore was struck in the Mantle, in the Cataract, about a week ago which av- erages about 80 ounces in silver This property is under bond to Will Logan and Dick Allen, from Sam Hauser. A steam hoist and pump has been ordered and will be put on the mine at once. Work is under way on the raurli talked of Cataract road, running from the Eva May to Basin. About 15 men are in present at work on the road. iron Industry in Canada * * THE CHIPMUNK. At a depth of 35 feet the Latach Bros. have discovered a chute of ore in their prospect, the Chipmunk, or the Little Katie, as it is now called, after a little girl of one of the brothers, which is, per - hope, the best discovery so far made in• any prospect in the gulch. The ore streak is about 18 inches in width, all of which will go 300 ounces silver the ton, and they have already taken out more than three tons of it—nice, clean ore, and piled it on the dump. This prospect forms one of the group oom- posed of the Muskegon, Chipmunk, B., G. dk, Q., Mountain View, Abe Lincoln and other promising properties, located up Lump creek from the Little Nell about one mile, and on the same range of foot -hills as the last named property. That the Latsch Bros. have a good thing in the Chipmunk there im probably no question, and the particular section in which the mine is located is jtiet now on the eve .of startling developments and as attracting mere attention than any other section of the camp. THE LITTLE ALMA. Sinking is still progressing at the Little Alma The ore chute has pitched out of the shaft whiuh is being oontin- ued on down perptmdieular crosscut@ will be run to the vein when the shaft has reached ch., :too, and preiteratione tile& to extract the rich ore discovered above, and which was stronger and wider where it left the shaft than at any point above. The Little Alma is the only stocked mine in Lump gulch, and at prawn% is being very intelhgently handled. • • O.ON0 NOTES. E. W. Knight, Jr. and If Barbour have purchaaed from'E. W night. Sr. 20 acres of the John 'Toward liomgoitead, and has *Ise leased 20 'torso ,re to I Worth and • Mier 1Werta portieo, who will immediately go to iivirk and oink on great s t