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) 44. 4 1 . e • 6/ 4 ()- K. a. The Lump City Miner. VOL. 1.—No. 22. LUMP CITY, MONTANA, S.ATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1895. $2.00 A YEAR. For Mining Supplies and Machinery OF GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL AND HONEST QUALITY, AND FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to A. M. HOLTER HARDWARE CO. 118 and 113 North ftlaill Street, - - HELENA, Mi1NTANA TURNER & Co. Grocers and Miners' Supplies, 20 AND 22 EDWARD ST. Montpa Lumber Manufacturing Co. &MG TIMBERS and MOO( MATERIAL of ALL ILINDS. Yards Located at HELENA and BIYITE. A. N. Al )A Cor. Park St. and Sixth Ave., - - - HELENA, MONT. Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating. Wholesale and Retail Dealer In Iron Pipe and Fittings, Valves, Pumps, Mining and Mill Supp1ie8. PRICES ARE CUT DEEP. UNCLE SA 62 South Main Street, HELENA, MONTANA. Having purchased the entire stock of Lowenstien, Cohen et Co., of St. Louie, Mo., at lees than 50 per oent on the dollar, and in order to reduce my mammoth @took, consisting of Clothing, Gent's Furnishing Goode, Gloves, Rubber Coate, Boots and Shoal, Hats, Caps, Notions, Etc., we will offer for sale, beginning Wed- nesday, May 29th, at PRICES NEVER HEARD OF BEFORE. JUST LOOK: 100 Suits of good, durable goods at $3 00 150 Suite at 3 75 40 Suits of Scotch Tweed lett, absolutely all wool, at • ** 4 75 100 Coate and Vests, good caseimere, for a coat and vest 2 50 1,000 pair of Pants, from 75e up to (all sizes, 3e to 42) 3 50 500 Suite Underwear, a bargain at 52.00 50 100 Dozen Overshirte, 15e to . 1 50 Laundried Shirts, Collars and Cuffs attached at 40 Unlaundried Shirts at 25 100eDozen Crush and Stiff Hats at 25 150 Dozen Straw Hata, from 10c up A full line of Boots, Shoes, Suspenders and Gentlemen\ Furnishing Goode. Yachting Cape, sold everywhere at 750 and $1, sold at our store for 25 THE PEOPLE'S STORE, 513 and 615 Broadway, Helena, Mont. READQULBTIORES POR Groceries, Dry Goods, Tinware, Notions, CHINAWARE, Hay, Grain and General Merchandise, CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. CHARLES H. HENTON, Prop. James Twiford, DEALER Itt Furniture, Bar Fixtures and Stoves, Ore Sacks and Tents, HARNESS, 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 Room, 11 1 4 S. Main st., Helena. FREI). J. THOMAS, ASSAYER. 19 1 4, S. Main St., Helena, Mont. Over 6amer's Shoe Store P. 0. . 1121 Helena Iron Works Ore Cans and Backetg, Truk Iron, Car Wheelo, Iron and Bran Castings, etc. Speeial Mining Machinery of all kinds made to order. M I H•ra . and Proepeotors supplies of all kinds Work promptly attended to on short notire. A M Wii.oilads, Agent, Miner Offloe. Dr. Â. Chas. Dogge, SPECIALIST. Diseases of Women and Children. ()Mee 'o. With Are and Main fit relepknme animors. Mow - r. Also Private Disearime of Men treated imonofflio- fnlly. 'Trip made en brim (tnirth end surround ins noon*, when drsdred. Arthur J. Craven, ATTORNEY -AT- LAW, Rooms 15 and 17. Rai lay kinek. HELENA. FREI) 155 N Ma.n atreet, Illerinfantorer Fine Domestic Cigars, And I)esilsor in All kinds of Pip«. Smoking and Chew- ing Toharcoa. None hot Union Men limployed R EF.1) & (:RAI(; CO. Halley Bloek, Helena. Mont. Make Shirts to Measure. Hats and Men's Goods MINES AND MINING. Regular Weekly **an -up from the Mines of the LuMp Gulch District. Mining Note* and It.. of the Day of an Interesting ammeter, Bar silver, 66%. Lead, $&O7%. Copper, $10.50. * ORE SHIPMENTS rots THE WEEK. Liverpool 2 oars. * • THE Lyme NELL.. The shaft on the Little Nell has reached the 350 foot station and after it sump of 10 or 1.5 tie has been sunk drifting will again lei indulged in both east and west on the vein. Good ore has been in the shaft ail the way down and still continual td the bottom of the sump. Stoping is bow going forward on the 250 east drift, and good ore is being taken out. The Little Nell will put out large quantities of ore as soon as the drifts have advanced far enough at the 350 to admit of ..toping, as the output will be swelled - from the three ‚topes, all of which here good ore and of good width. Thil mine is making from 60 to 70 barrels Of water per day, a new feature in this property, but the fact of water being toted is regarded as a good indieation. The probabilities are that the force elli be slightly in - created on the Nell when things are ready for them, whieh wlfl probably be within the next three «tour weeks. * * 41. THE Tn041 1 5. Work haa been again lammed on the Thomas, and after the >ester has been taken out, which raised to a height of 35 feet, during the time the mine was closed down, croesoutthig will be con- tinued north to the vein. We are glad to be able to announce that work is to be again outlined at the Thomas. There hee ham some money spent there and the irksitral impression seems to be that thereat &mine in that rieizitty_aeniewhere, &lb* *Mesh only remains to be demonstrated. Steam was raised Wednesday last s , satisfactory arrangements having been 'triads with the owners ot the property for an ex- tension of time, and about the same force of men will be put to work there as were formerly employed. It is to be hoped that when the north lode is cut the indications will at least warrant the property changing bands. * * THE MOUNTAIN GIANT. This is a new prospect thought by mining men to be an extension ot the Hope on the east. Work waa only oom- menced on the propert! about two weeks ago, and the shaft has reached a depth of about 30 feet. The property is owned by A. B. Keith, of Helena, and the work now being done there is by Hooper and son who will put the shaft down to a depth of 150 feet for a one-half interest in it. The lede is a very strong one and at its preset depth non temi all the indi- cations that leads down to ore. Water also coming in and the probabilities are that the mine will be a wet one, which seems to be characteristic of all the lodes on the southern slope of Sheep Mountain, and in fact almoet anywhere in that vicinity. • • THE WYOMING. Work has commenced on the Wyom located just above the Thomas anil north of the Iron Cap. owned by the Kleineehmidt Bros. of Helena, H. V. Salisbury, of Helena, Martin Mulvahill, of Neihart, Smith and Will Hank., of Great Falls, on last Wednesday morn • Mg. The 'diet was ľ>ii feet in depth when operations oommeneed, and it is the intention of the parties to sink to the 200 foot level. Assays have been made from the quartz on this property of from eo to 70 ounces' per ton. The lead matter is about 2 feet wide, and it is thought that ore will be enoountered before the present work mapped out is Hniahed • • THE site. The King is crosscutting to the lode, which they expect to reach by the first of the week sometime Hilee King, of Butte, one of the owners of the proper ty, was over from ha oity during the peat week and ¡aid the mine a visit There is not much change expected in the King until the big lode is eut, when, the cita, and a orot-ecut run to the vein. Notwithstanding the fact that the indioatiorsi were of fair nature, work was suspended. A contract has now, however, been let, we understand, to sink 100 feet there, work to commence to -day (Saturday.) An entirely new shaft will be sunk, commencing at a point a little above, on the hillside to the east and about 40 feet distant from the old shaft. This shaft will be perpendic- ular and in expected to eut the lode on its dip just before the above depth is reached. The Lump is the property of the Lump City Townsite, Development and Mining company. * « IMPORTANT MINERAL DECISION. The Helena land office is in receipt of a decision from Commissioner Lam- oreaux, of the general land office at Washington, which establishea an en- tirely new ruling regarding the priority of quartz lode claims over placers. The practice heretofore has been that where application was made for patent to plac- er property on which a quartz lode was known to exist, to give the latter the preference. Where patent to a placer claim had been issued before the lode was applied for the land department considered that title had passed from the governmeut and that everything within the limite of the patented ground belonged to the party holding the pat- ent. By this last decision the standing of quartz locations in relation .to placers is still further advanced. Even if a patent for placer ground has been is- sued a lode claimant has but to prove that the quartz lode was known to ex- ist at the time application was ma(le for patent annulled to the extent of the conflict. The ease is that of Peter Roes and othere versus the United States. John Noyes and others obtained patent to a placer claim April 15, 1881. Ross and others, on Sept. 22, 1894, offered for fil- ing in the Helena land office here their application for the Bonanza lode. It was rejected a few days later because the latter was entirely within the pat- ented placer of Noyes and others. The lode claimants tiled a motion for re- view, which was denied. Then an ap- peal was taken to the general lead of floe. The commissioner of the general land elm, in his deeision, says: \It appears from the field notes of survey that the Bonanza lode is situated entirely within the limits of patented mineral entry upon the Noyea placer. It appears from the record before me that at the time of filing the placer lo- cation there wee a valuable lode of quartz upon the ground applied for; that the same had been located (the name of the original location not being given), and that afterward, on Feb. 2,1 1881, the grantors of contestants relo- cated the same ground under the name of the Bonanza lode. The lode con- testants herein, and their grantors, ap- pear to have maintained possession of the lode claim since the date of reloca- tion by virtue of the mining laws. \It further appears that the grantee. of the placer patentees instituted in the district court of Silver Bow county their suit in ejeotment against the lode claim. ante. The suit, reeulted in a judgment in favor of the lode claimants May 14, 1894. \Notwithstanding the evidence of poeseasory title offered by the contest- ante in their application for patent, your action in refusing to file and admit of record their application was in limed. anoe with the then practice of the de- partment. The outstanding placer pat- ent was held to deprive the department of jurisdiction, and howei•er erroneous the entry may have been on which a patent has issued, until the outstanding patent had been vacated or surrendered, no second application for the ground, or any part thereof, could be filed or en- t.rta llie i i nf n \ a the doctrine announced mn I the decisions of the department down to the time of your rejeetion of contest. ants' application, and the praotioe; and holding had been uniformly in accord ammo therewith. And were by the doc- trine announced still adhered to by the dapartnient, your action would be at firmed without question. By him deeision ot March 12, 1896, however, in the noes of . the South Star lode, the honorable secretary of the interior has overruled the departmental decision in the Pike's Peak ones and in kindred canes. '\The departmental holding in the decision of March 12, 1896, which emit control the procaine, is to this effect- A placer patent does not operate to non vey any lode or vein situated on the ground entered, which was known te ex - judging from the irolicatione, thore jet at din. of the placer application, be should be ore of goo.] itiality in sight eau», by the express terms of the plater • patent all aunh known lodee or veinaar• Tit M !Ault winter • shaft w aa sunk about e feet deep osi the Lump lode, just west of I excepted from tile grant. Adi no title to a knoVrn vein can be peened by a plater patent the tee simple to all such known lodes continues to reside in the United States until it parts with the name in a000rdanoe with law, and consequently the United States continue, to have jut- ielierion over all such known lodee or veins, and, therefore, this department may entertain and oonaider application. for patente therefor, notwithstanding the outstanding placer patent. \From said decision in the South Star case I quote: 'And it is now held that when it haa been aaoertained by inquiry instituted by the department, or deter- mined by a court of competent jurisdic- tion, that a lode claim existed within the boundaries of the land covered by a placer patent and that such lode claim was known to exist at the date of the application for such patent, and was not applied for, the land embraced in said lode is reserved from the operation of the conveyance by the terms thereof, and patent may issue for such lode, it the law has been in other respects fully complied with.' \The important, material and control- ling question in such cases appears to be: Is there within the patented claim a lode, or vein, which was known to exist at date when the placer applica- tion was filed? In the case at the bar this question is conclusively answered by the finding of the district court. \It is therefore held and decided, that at the date when the placer application was filed, the property known as the Bo- nanza lode, was a known vein or lode, and that because of this fact, the title thereto still vests in the United States, subject to disposition under the pro- visions of the law relating to lode min- ing claims. \For the reason that since your de oision was rendered the departmental practice in such oases has been modi- fied, your decision is hereby reversed, and the record returned, and you are di- rected to file and consider contestants' mineral application.\ A drizzling rain storm set in in this vicinity last Wednesday morning and is still in progress at this writing. The rains are a little late but they are losing no time now that they have started. There will be á special meeting ot the A. O. U. W. at their hall this (Saturday) evening. All are expeetted to attend. Huainan of importance. There is considerable building ot one kind and another going on in the gulch, and there will be a good deal more with- in the next two months. Lump City ledge is growing, new ap- plicanta being elected every night. The national bituminous miners' or- ganization has decided against a general strike and declared the sixty -cent rate in force in the Pittsburg district and in West Virginia the basis of settlement ta other diatriets. A joint meeting of the miners' delegates and mine owners will now be called to settle the Ohio, Indi- ana and Illinois rates. There is much rejoicing in London, at the headquarters of the bi-metalliate over the news cabled to that city that the democrats of Texas and Kansas have failed to endorse the propositions for the free coinage of silver. Tb. English bi- inetalliste are opposed to the United States acting in advance of an interna- tional agreement on the subject and en- dorse president Cleveland's position. The Fargo lawyer, F. M. Morrill, who conducted the suit of Aaron Hershfield last summer, at Fargo, and who we. compelled in his turn to bring suit against that, gentleman in order to ob- tain his pay, claiming about 12,900, bee just been awarded by a Helena jury $1,184. A thief broke into the room occupied by State Auditor A. B. Cook and stole his pent*, together with some other clothing. He was later arreated and the atolen article« recovered. Specimens of pure white native silver have been discovered in the ore coming out of the Hope mine, it is claimed. Where the new shaft on the Lump was started the lode j,. about four feet wide, after the surfaoe granite was scratched off, and about a toot ot solid quartz. There is no more indication or a quartr lode on the surfer* of the ground than there is in an Ohio timothy meadow Lump City Lodge No. (TI, Á. O. U. W. gave a grand free ball at Mil:ions' Union hall after the regular lodge eteetiegi, which waa well attended by the cities» generally. The weather was somewhat stormy, but notwithstanding this teat • large delegation was over from Wick», Clancy and Oorbin with their ladies A royal good time was had by all who at- tended. • „eY