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• e t. s 7 rte 7s, ot ley ler we he Y The Lump City Miner. VOL. 1.—No. 23. LUMP CITY, MONTANA, SAT!' RDAY, JUNE 8, 1895. For Mining Supplies and Machinery OF GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL AND HONEST QUALITY, AND FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to A. M. HOLTER HARDWARE CO. 113 and 11.3 North Main Street, . - HELENA, MONTANA TURNER & CO. Grocers and Miners' Supplies, 20 AND 22 EDWARD ST. Montana Lumber fw Manufacturing Co. MU TIMBERS and !DING MATERIAL of ALL KINDS. I Yards Located at HELENA and BUTTE. A. N. .A-1).28._MS, Cor. Park St. and Sixth Ave., - - - HELENA, MONT. Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating. Wholesale and Retail Dealor in Iron Pipe and Fittings, Valves, Pumps, Mining and Mill Supplies. PRICES ARE CUT DEEP. UNCLE SA 62 South Main Street, HELENA, MONTANA. Having purchased the entire stock of Lowenetien, Cohen & Co., of St. Louis, Mo. at less than 50 per cent on the dollar, and in order to reduoe my mammoth stock, consisting of Clothing, Gent's Furnishing Goods, Gloves, Rubber Coate, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Cape, Notions, Etc., we will offer for sale, beginning Wed- nesday, May 29th, at PRICES NEVER HEARD OF BEFORE. JUST LOOK: 100 Suite of good, durable goods at $3 00 150 Suits at r 3 75 40 Suits of Scotch Tweed left, absolutely all wool, at 4 75 100 Coats and Vests, good cassimere, for a coat and vest 2 50 1,000 pair of Pants, from 75c up to (all sizes, 36 to 42) 3 50 500 Suite Underwear, a bargain at $2.00 50 100 Dozen Overshirts, 15e to .... 1-. 1 50 Laundried Shirts, Collars and Cuffs attached at 40 Unlaundried Shirts at 25 100 Dozen Crush and Stiff Hate at 25 150 Dozen Straw Hats, from 10e up A full line of Boots, Shoes, Suspenders and Gentlemen's Furnishing Goode. Yachting Caps, sold everywhere at 75e and $1, sold at our store for 25 THE PEOPLE'S STORE, 513 and 515 Broadway, Helena, Mont. HF &Emit.; FOR Groceries, Dry Goods, Tinware, Notions, CHINAWARE, Hay, Grain and General Merchandise, CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. I II %IMES II. III:NTON. Prop. James Twiford, I.F ,1 Eli r N Furniture, Bar Fixtures and Sto‘es, Ore Sacks and Tents. FIARNESS, ETC. Ten Thousand Second Hand Articlès of Every . . Desciiption to be sold at one-half their ac- tual value. 235 N. Nain St., HELENA. ANDREW WOODS, Barber Shop mid Bath Room, S. Main St , Helena. FRED. J. THOMAS. ASSAYER. 19 1 4 S. 'lam st., Helene, Over tiarner's Shoe Store Helena 0 Bo Iro L n uft Works Ore Cars and llutlols, Trark Iron, Car Iron and !tram Citst lugs. lÍ ę.. special mining Machinery of all kinds nuule to order. Miners' and Prospectors supplies of all kinds. Work promptly attended to on short notice. A. M. Wrwsats, Agent, Miner Office. \SCHRE1NERS\ GREAT DEPARTMENT STORE, MAIN STREET, - HELENA. We carry a general line of Gro- ceries and House Furnishing goods and at prices that will satisfy any buyer. This we guarantee. SCHREINERS. Arthur J.' Craven, ‘TrORNEY-AT- LAW, Rooms 16 and 17, Bail«, Mont, • ANIMA. - - MONTANA. FRED SASS, 185 N. Main Street. HELENA. MAnnfartornr of Fine Domestic Cigars, And D•éder iii All kinds of Pipes, Smoking nail w- ing Tobaccos. None but Union Men Employed. REED & CRAIG CO. Halley Block, Helena, Mont. Make Shirts to Measure. Hats and Men's Goóds. MINES AND MINING. Regular Weekly clean-up frOm the Mines of the Lump Gulch District. Mining Notes and Items of the Day of an I le t crepiti ng Character. liar silver, 67. Lead, $3.3o. Copper, $10.50. * * ORE SHIPMENTS POE THE WEEK. Liverpool ') cars. Little Nell. 1 \ * * TIIE GOLDEN CROWN is a gold property located something like nine aides north of the Capital, upon which a 10-stamp mill is about ready to be started up. This property is said to be a very valuable one, the ore of fine free milling character, and plenty of it. TUCEF.R AND BKI INDIAN. The Dave Orear five -stamp mill at the head of Tucker gulch, about tive miles from this city, is running on ore stoped from near the surface or from the Cleve- land and Granite Mountain lodes, with good results. Orear, in his time, cast aside as worthless all rock that would not show an assay value of €t-10 per ton or more, but since his death, and the property passed into other hands, sever- al spasmodic runs have been made from the dumps thus accnmulated in the course of time, with most excellent re- sults. In Big Indian, a tnileeis side of the Orear mill, is located the 10 -stamp mill of John Winscott, which is steadily pounding away on a vast mountain of gold quartz of average value of $4.20 per ton. The Winscott Brothers • are reei - dents of Helena and own about 500 acres of patented ground in the vicinity of where their 10 -stamp mill is located. They commenced oiierations there some four years ago with a five -stamp mill which was later increased by the addi- tion of five stamps and they have worked over a space about 208 eeet in width. They have a whole mountain of ore, and it is simply quarried out and dumped into the top of the mill from a car. The quality of the gold is good, hardly over goihg less than 9.50 tine and sometimes 980. The ore now being milled, while not rich is regular, anil is from the sur- face, enough of it now being in sight to operate a much larger plant than the one now at work there for fifty years. With depth the ore appears to increase in value a little, and it may be possible that if a shaft was sunk on the big lode to the depth of 200 feet or more the rock would carry as much gold as that in Tucker. The poseeibilities of the Win - scot property are immense, and the day is not distant when one of the largest gold mills in•the world will be dropping its stamps there. The property is all patented, three of them bearing num- bers, in the Helena Land Oflioe, 3, 4 and 5, which are among the first on reeord there. * * * THE HOPE.. The Hope shaft ha e now reached a depth of 168 feet, and sinking is still in progress. The lode is a large one, in the bottom of the shaft being. something like nine feet from wall to wall, all of which is being taken out on account of its being so soft. About four feet of the lode contains ore in fitreake- some of them eight or ten inches wide. The indications for a mine in this property are most excellent, and if we were in- clined to be enthusiastic we should cer- tainly choose the Hope to enthuse over, but we prefer to await developments which can hardly fail within the next two weeks to make a stir in the gulch. * * THE LITTLE N 1,1 . The shaft will soon row•li the 400 -foot statbm ti this property. and lq . .) is DOW being ment to the surface) in huge chunks ao large that they require breaking be - they ear he lifted ,rito the bucket. If this was ordinary it would not '*- 'te much comment, but when i t is un- derstood that it ia high guide tit a de- gree the trepertance of the statement becomes apparent. The Little Nell will be furnishing the goaaips foi si for talk in a short time. • • • THE IRON THE Lerri.x ALMA. Sinking still Continues at the Little Alma. A new ore house has been built and everything is in readiness to handle ore as soon us the shaft is finished. THE FREE COINAGE. Splendid ore is being taken out of the Free Coinage, and they are about ready to make a shipment. I t is said that some specimensof the oriii that have lately been found in this property shows na- tive and wire silver. e THE WYOMING. This prospect is changing very rapidly for the better and gives indications of having ore in a very short time. Three men are working on the shaft which has re,hed a depth of 60 feet. * * THE THOMAS. Matters are moving along like clock work again on the Thomas and the drift is making good progress east on the lode. There is no reason to suppose that ore will not be found almost any day. The shaft, which was sunk between two lodes, has been connected by crosscuts with both of them, at a depth of about 120 feet. It has been reported that ore has been found in this lode, in email quantities. though we were unable to verify the re port It is certain, however, that the bete has iii, 'r ,, very reiteh in the last few feet. rind t ha chances are very munh in f , 0 \r \f • in , 0d report from there at ahnoat any tune. * * * THE LIVERPOOL. Drifting still continues both east and west on the 400 at this mine with good results. The most of the ore shipped comes from the west drift, - however, while the east level has improved slight- ly during the past week. Attorney General Olney has been ap- pointed secretary of state by the presi- dent to succeed Judge Gresham. Judge Judson Harmon succeeds Olney as the attroney general. The selection of the capitol site by the committee has been postponed until the 8th of July. Additional bids are also asked for. Cost of Producing Silver. In view of the reiteration of claims that silver is worth $1.29 per ounce and that there is no real reason for (levees - ing the price below that figure, it may be interesting to read the results of sta- tistical inquiry into the cost of silver mining in the United States for th• lat- est census year. The statistics were gathered and compiled under the direc- tion of Dr. Ivan C. Michels. They show that the product of Arizona included 1,- 817,036 ounces of silver, the cost of whioh was $858,383, or a trifle more tnan 52 oents per ounce. California produced 1,065,036 ounces, and obtained from the samertre more gold than was sufficient to pky all the coat of production. The product of Colorado was 18,416,861 ounces, which cost $5,703,193, a little more than 30 cents per ounce. The pro- duct of Montana was 13,437,661 ounces, the average cost for each ounce being 41 cents. The 6,966,933 ounces produced in Utah cost an average of 48 cents each. The total product of the tive states named was 41,703,527 ounces and the av- erage:34)st of the whole was only 41 cents an ounce. If California be left out of the count, the ore in that state contain- ing enough gold to pay the expense of production, the cost was about 43 rent, per ounce for the average of the rest. Hete was • production in one year sufficient in quantity to make 53,256,000 silver dollars ti r iin average cost ot 41 cents eaeli if no allowance) were made for the value of the alloy. They could be manufactured at 43 ate each at profit if the pure silver were furnished at 41 ()onto for each one, or at 45 'Nolte each with a fair allowance for profit to the miner and cost of transportation. This was for the year 1889. Since then the pro- duction in Colorado has greatly increased, that of isal being estimated to exceed by 3,000,000 ounces the product of any Proceeding year, and the cost of produc- tion has materially decreased. It is said the average cost in Celorado does not exceed 36 cents, and it is known that In some of the larger mines it is eonaid- erably less than 33 yenta. So at pres- ent prices t he silver induetrymumt be prole peroua, and there is not the lewd show of reason why the government, should come to the reeetie of the :I:1,000 people interested in it when Finch \reecne\ would involve terrible Ions to 70 million other people in the United States. If anybody ales th an those 3.3,000 persons want cheap dollars why do they not howl to have finch dollar at present in exintenee i ailed two dollars, and be by law nnule wx-I fer the payment of two dollars of ourrent indebtedness. That would answer every purpose for which ,•bette silver money by free coinage at Ill to 1 new is derbandeil by any one else than the :11,000 riersona who are silver miners or their dependents --Chicago Tribune. $2.00 A YEAR.' TO THE PUBLIC. - - - State Mineral Land Commissioners Make a Coniontileatton. The state mineral land corniniseion, through Thontae G. Merrill, president, issues the following address to the pub- lic: The United States mineral land com- mission for the Helena land district commenced their examination of the lands within the Northern Pacific land grant On the 26th of May, in the south- west portion of township 10 north, range 1 west. Township 10 north, range '2 west, will be the next township exam- ined. East Helena is situated in the southwest corner of this township. The next township after this tu be examined will be township 20 north, rangé 3 west. The city of Helena is located in the ex- treme southwest corner of this town- \ip. The United States eommissioners for the Mirsoula land district have com- pleted the exareination of townships 12, 13 and 14 north, range 19 west, and will spend the 28th, 29th and 30th inst. at the Missoula land office classifying these townships, at ‘% hich time they will hear all testimony and statements as to the character of the lands examined On Monday, June 3, the Missoula commission will begin the examinatión of 12 north, range 20 west, and following that they will examine township 13 north, range '18 west. They expect to be at work in township 13 north, range 15 west, in the vicinity of Potornao, on the Big Blackfoot. about the 15th of June, and will spend the remainder of the month in this township and in the ones immediately north of it. The State Commission have as yet received uno information as to the work of the U. S. Commission in the Bozeman land district. It is of vital importance that those living in the different townships about to be examined, should see that the U. S. Commissioners have knowledge of all. the unpatented mining locations which have heretofore been made on the odd numbered sections of these townships. Unquestionably the best plan would be to have meetings called in the differ- ent townships and locaities about to be examined, for the purpose of selecting persons whose duty it shall be to give the U. S. Commissioners information as to the exact location of the mining claims, and to assist them as far as pos- sible in finding section lines and section corners. The State Mineral Land Commission have prepared and will mail to all appli- cants, blank affidavits for proof of min- ing locations heretofore made on lauds about to be examined. Them blank at - Mayne of proof should be proporly filled out, subscribed and ien to, and made in duplicate; one copto be sent Lo the chairman of the U. S. Commie - Ilion for the district in which the claims are located and the other Bent to Thorne. G. Merrill, chairman of the State Land Commission, Helena, Moue, where it will be placed on file for future refer e a The State Commissioners will endeav- or to keep the people informed in ad- vance through the press of the State, as to the townships about to be examined by the U. S. Commissioners of the dif- ferent land districts and if claim owners lose their property through their own neglect they can only blame themselves. State papers are requested to copy. We reproduce an article in another column of this issue of the MINER, tak- en from the Chicago Tribune. relative to the cost of production itf an 'lince of silver, written by Ivan C. Mi.•liala. To this article we invite emporia' attention and we would like to receive eo rnrc uej_ cations written in refutation and answer- ing the gold -bug argument» there pre- sented. The statements made, unlese correctly ansvvered. will be taken as eite pel truth in oortain Ill the enet, and we would like to hear from ¡tract cal miners on the question. II articles will be gladly published. It is notineable that the weekly et -rite mente (if the Rank of England anil the Bank of France show a steady increase of gold. It is plainly evident that there is a dangerous tendency to hoard gold. Financial dIfiloultiee of magnitude in any country may intensify this tendency into a panic. The experiment of gold monometallism contains untold possibil- ities of evil. If one might il1f1115 by tho tn ‚il tipi iu'ity of argumenta nonetantly being preeente I in the gold -bug organs denitimeing the ailver mining industry, that they are roe siderably worked lie ever the question, Rind er e OW All Irtertlige of pay ing big prives fuirnrt iHes from prominent co ll ege prereaeors and others that they think will poseibl influenee voters. SS.