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THE LUMP CITY MINER: LUMP CITY, MONTANA. The Lump City Miner. Published Every Saturday Morning at Lump City, Montana. A. M. WILLIAMS ....... . Editor. WILLIAMS& SONS Publishers' and Props. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year (in advance). $2 00 One Year (when not paid in advance). 2 50 Mx Months (in advance)....................1 00 Six Month* when not paid in advance).— 1 25 Mingle Copies Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES. Noticegi on local page 15 cents per lino for each insertion. Notices to be printegi lunimg strictly local reading matter IM cent per line for each insertion. No advertisement of this cl o ne. , taken for lees than fifty cents,. Space rates in the display advertising columns, by the week, month tit- year, will be furnishol up- on application. All advertisers wIll is. allowed a change of their advertisement tine, a month, if desired, without extra charge ; but where changes are made oftener than \nee a month a charge for the Unie connunaed in changing will be made. To insure prompt at in changes of ad- vertisemente copy must be handed in red, later than Thursday preceding day of publication. Att. AotioUNTS PAYABLE MONTHLY. WILLIAMS it. SOBS, Publishers. LUMP CITY, MONT., JUNE 15,1895. Cost or Producing Silver. The MINER last week printed an article from the Chicago Tribune, the language inspired by compiled figures gathered or furnished by one Ivan C. Michele, whoever he is, on the cost of producing an ounce of silver. In the article in question, to which we called especial attention, the claim was made that the actual coot of producing an ounce of pure silver, on the average, in the United States, was 41 cents an ounce ; that in Utah the cost was 48 cents; in Montana, 41 cents; in Colorado, 33 cents; in Arizona, 62 cents; in California nothing, etc., with a general average of 41 cents The article does not tell us how the man who gathered these figures went about his work, or what items of expense he included in his cal- culations to arrive at the conclu »ions he has arrived at ; we simply have the bare statement that the averege cost of producing an ounce of pure silver in this country is 41 cents. If this is so, then the man or company operating a silver mine with large bodies of high-grade ore, and who is selling the product at 67 cents an ounce is making a profit of 26 cents on every mince that can be put on the market. For the sake of argument we will grant that these tigurf's are correct, on the average, from all mines that are now on a paying basis - that is those mines that have been opened for years, have deep ehafts, cross - etas run t , t the ore bodies, levels driven and the mine fully t,pened up for systematw and economical extraction of ores, expensive ma- chinery and comfortable buiblings but did Mr. Ivan C. Michels in- clude in his items of ex pense against such a property what it cost to make all these improvements ? We are rather of the opinion that h» left that item out when he came to write down the \ average of 41 tents \ Had he included that one item alone it would not have made good gold -bug reading, therefore it was just as well to leave it ()ut For the information of M r Ivan C. Michels, the Chicago Tribune, and all others interested, we would say that there probably never lived a silver miner who could be made to admit that silver mining Is un- profitable and It is not if it vias there would not be even the \33 men\ at it that the gold - huge claim are now only engaged in it, and the other \ 70 million people\ would not now be under- going such fearful convulsions in order to frown 'kern th» growing convietittn eneetg the matisea these seine \ 70 million people,\ to say nothing of the rest of the world, that the demonetization of silver in 1873. find nothing siet', is rooponeible for the preRcid har d times. The single standard argument is all right, for those who have plenty of the \ standard ; \ we are just selfish enough ourselves, and so are 999 out of every 1000 of the balance of humanity, to think that way, talk that way and pay some of our \ standard \ that way, if needs be, to convince people that we were right and they wrong, because there would be money in it for us, but being one of the \33 we can't quite see it in that light. lf Mr. Ivan C. Michels, or the editor of the Chicago Tribune, will come to Montana we will sell either or both of them a $15,000 prospect for $1,000, and will agree to enter their employ as bookkeeper, super- intendent or on the windlass at a stated salary (guaranteed by a gold - bug bank) of $500 per month, with the understanding that if they suc- ceed, at any time within a period of ten years, in producing silver at 41 cents as ounce that the purchase price of the property shall be re- turned to them, as well as the am- ount paid in salary, up to the time the 41 cent point is reached. If they or either of them will accept this proposition, we further guar- antee that they will know more abont silver mining when they get through than they do now. It is a very easy matter for a man to take the output of a few rich and paying mines, calculate the cost of labor, interest, and a few other items ; figure up the profits, add the whole together, deduct the cost Aild say the average expense of pro- ducing an ounce of silver is 41 cent.! But how about the millions of dol lars that are spent before one such mine is discovered? How about the millions of dollars and years of labor expended by prospectors, with only the hardest and plainest kind of a living in return ? How about the thousands of mines, now idle, that can produce ore worth no more than 41 cents to begin with, and often less? Why is it that the money of the country is in the hands of the few, while the rest of us must scratch hard for a living? If Mr. Ivan C. Michels, or the ven- erable editor of the Chicago Trib- une can eat isfactorily answer some of these questions we might be in- duced to attach mort. weight to his argument that it only coats 41 cents to produee an ounce of silver in the United States. Bimetallism. The Nebraska State Jouanal rises up to discuss a serious ques- tion, as follows: \The 16 to 1 gentlemen in Salt Lake decided, after considerable debate, to call themselves tue \Bi- metallic League.\ Now there is just one test of a bimetallist, and these gentlemen so far as the Jour- nal has seen, have neglected to ap- ply it to themselves in the course of their proceedings If they are bitnetallists they will be in favor and the Journal fears that these bimetallists will see the country farther before it will agree to that plank. And why not?\ Will the ‚Journal agree to a few things as a preliminary? That is, ti)give bi,th metals the same rec- ognition before the law? Will it agree that the Government shall recieve the silver with mn limit as to quantity, the same as gold; that it shall declare that silver as abc') 1114 money of ultimate redymption, the same as gold, and that the debtor may elect in which metal he shall ¡bay his debts? That is, I will the Journal put them both en Lite RAMP plane? That is absolute ly neoessary in order to have a fall . test of whether they will not be equal, ‘oie just as good as the other, 'and oil, just us good on Lite mar ho other That old demand to - use both guld and silver oil R parity of values maintained so that one dollar shall bo just as good on the market as another dollar,\ reads all right, but that means to the editor of the Journal and to every man who clings to it, that gold shall be the standard and shall be a guarantee for so much silver as may be coined. There is no parity at all about that, except that a man's check for $20 is on a parity with $20, provided he has the $20 in gold in the bank. Be- fore the Journal can reason fairly it will have to go back and admit that there can be no fair test of the parity of the two metals until both are placed exactly on the same plane before the law and at the mint, and besides, they both must have the same recognition by the Government. When that is done, we shall see whether sixteen and one-half ounces of silver are worth as much as one ounce of gold, or not, and we never shall until that time. —Salt Lake Tribune. The entire administration of to- day, headed by the harlot deserter of Buffalo, is literally on the stump or figuring in the plutocratic liter- ary bureaus with Wall street and the Rothschild syndicate at their back. Let them hesitate before they go farther with their terrible work ! As sure as there is a God in heaven and spirit left among Americans, this country will sub- mit to circumcised dictation no longer. Egged on by an unscru- pulous executive, whose reputation and presence is disgusting, they are crowding the country to a fearful crisis. Let them beware before it is too late! When you Purchase Your Ticket Su siltrn Route to Chicago. St. bouts, Kan- sas City, St. Joseph, Omaha or Lincoln, be particular to Inform the agent that you want it to read via the Bur- lington Route. Only railroad whose trairia >ASS 111 ran \14.e of Custer Monument and (luster Bat- tle field. For a time -table of the Burlington Route or for in- formation aboutrates,traina etc— apply te the nearest ticket agent or write to ll. F. RUGER, T.P.&F.A., Helena, Mont. W. W. JOHNSTON, Com'! Agt., Billings, Montana. J. AXFORD IIARVEY, Justice of the Peace. Mines, Reel Esteteand inosiiranne. Acknowledge- ment.. tin enntly attended to. - MONTANA. No. 3543. A PPI.D tkTION Fttft l'ATKNT. Unite! States Eand Offing , , Helena, Montana, April ZS, isigf. Notke is her. l.) given that Alonzo R. Prescott nrel whom. Leintothee address is Helena, biontnre. have this day filed their appli- vet ion for a patent for the Free ( Silver Kits and lee, Star 1.oirie min'/4/ caaints vein., hearing le and silver, eitainted in Lump , , nnoriranized) mining district., Counts of of 'dodging themeelve to demand Jefferson. anil State of Mimtana, and doeignativi the of both g(,i(1 soul silver 011 / 1 :iiic i a t ram fi a ' 1 .1 ;rv i r // u ':f '`//s ‚vn'l „filei al12,1*4...t55\In fil.' ‚n ti' i.' a parity of value maintained $o ran g e:two.' „t • i ei base 1Los and Me r ;i « i ' ligt . ; that 'one dollar filial! be just am , 1 1 . f rop th ( 0, ,, N In ca („'te t o me .. on i‘ ria mairri t, /y t t r M in tan Beginning at rorner ft .< om \w w \ 11 c '- h w th t e g( )0(i in the market as another dol. cornar twetionw Sand S, townehip S north, lar.' There ie no such thing AS 1)1- ranbra 8 west, on the adanerld ntandard n.rth, honre tvirth dngrone 5 minutes east 2147.5 inetallism without this condition font dietnnt. 'names north 9'egrease 42 minntee west 543.9 feet. Thence. smith HO degrees in minutegi west Res 5 feet. Therms, isonth 71 degree* 57 mint/N. west 1110ft/4qt. Thence a erith 5J4144grrew 42 tninutc. \est 435.2 feet Thence north 40 gr\.. rain , 00.4 Mtn 10tIN. 4 feat. Thr/nre north Pt degrees. 72 171 inutwo oast 459 2 ffflt, to plane of beginning And the Silver King lode, isurvisy 45.5R, i• re , Beginning at corner No 1, from which Rigid closing corner bear, month 54 degree. NI minute. coat 944 feet 'listant. Thence peonth dogrone 87 minutes west 14Am font Thnnoe tu/rtl, /144gropw 42 minntee west ‚1')' tifent. Thanca north elageare 37 rein\).. aiagt 14.12.5 Os\ Thance //outh degrees 42 minute. n/u0 seta feet, t., planw of beginning And mill Lone Star lode. 'survey 4591, is gie followe Beginning nt corner No. l ‘ from which amid cio. f.e't \'ence sont!' degr cfrcs`t .w's \ Livery, Feed 7ii,\ ale 1 feet Theme. , penth ri ing re ,i-Tior rso alth 314 rifaiIra.a. 17 minutes Mint 42 roinatao ono ?I 9 feet. Thenne ‚tooth greo/4 117 minato. Ant 944.7 feet. Thanna 114br. /1/4 ciagros. 841 II, iontwo/ east ite II feet.. Thence north let dograom naRt. 175.8 ft te planet ha- gi n ni nu, 11.i raz c , jfe l owe lodan„ TotAl arm of /4/trony , So. arree 1 Rigs an(1 St,(14114 mentions \ i n n )erwi ts /4 it :1 ( 9 4' 1 ;l i t n Blanks of all kinds for sale at the )(mart olEoe. For residence lote inquire ot Ira N. Winslow, Winslow and Oriffith's livery stable. The Lump City Magma can be foynd on sale in Helena at the bookstore of T. H. Clewell, No. 50 North Main Street. —THE— MONTAN Restaurant. No. 26 North Main Street, OPPOSITE FIRST NATIONAL BANIL In the most elegantly appointed Restenrant west of Chiceiro. Private dining -rooms. Every. thing new. Particular attention given to ladies and children. You can come to this popular family resort resting assured of receiving the most courteous treatment. Finest Lunch in the City Served from 11:30 till 2 p.m. OPEN DAY AND NeHT THE MONTANA RESTAURANT WALCOTT & STEPHENS, PROP'aa. ALHAMBRA SPRINGS HOTEL. A. P. READ, Lessee and Manager. This popular resort has been leased to me for a term of years, and has been thoroughly re- fitted throughout and is now open for the accomodation of guests. Largest plunge in the West. Finest accomoda- tions. Alhambra Hot Springs, - Montana. CILAS. FUNK, Contractor and Builder, Shop on Main St., - LUMP CITY, OPP WALLACF1•1' LIVERY STABLE. Special Attention given to Job Work, Repairing, etc. Estimates given, and Plans for Hoists and Buildings Drawn. Sa.timfactic‚n Guaranteed, A. CARLEY, Ornamental Sin Painter, 135 Jackson St., Helena. Orders left at the Miner Office will receive prompt atten- tion, or chop me a postal card. ARLINGTON HOTEL, Area of enrver No. 4582.. in nonflirt with onrr/s7 N'' URI, not Maimed.. .52 acres Ns goes of survey Mo. 4582, Mewed .17.57 arm, ..f ////r•ny No. ‚VA. olitirnwrt MII , To/w1 ares of 1 4 / 1 rtiby No. 091, claimed JAR acres arrow scram not ares nlentiod R9 ReTna Ti'. 1“eitt ela of them mines ronorilod in «fils. ---ot- ‚ Jeffers in lonnt y, et HniiiI\r j\ k the me n a l .1:: r ia d in t :t o r. n lit a i t m le a r it r n: iw t t it izi : )n N: ex ir : g xri i . n 4R i g i ird l Ai i ti l : : :... n , the north , the 5fisegnott and ArlInerfon livioe en and the liar Plaisir nleire on the all nromrvered and the Little Alms baia ant ley AIRY on the west,, JNO Aily f , v Applicants. Date ni Are peoketion, April Ti• lee Iili STMT. Lill' fin IONT Mrs. LENA JOHNS, - Proprietress. Transient 14atee r2.00 per day Bitten by the Vv cek on Application FIRST CLASS IN EVERY PARTICULAR. Large Sunny Rooms. Good Table Board. The Patronage of the traveling public solicited. WALLACE 8/ SHERMAN, S'I'A I t I, F., Horses furnished at, all times. MAIN ST., LUMP ( I (x)Neoli.D COACH LINE. testy.. lemp city, every morning, aa....... 7 SO \ Clann7 et ............ ......... 7 40 \ Hartford at . . . Returning. I've (logimnpoliten lIotel:INgsleine, I!) Isgureingant, paekagge and freight deli vared to all part» nf the district. Will meat all train', with cloned Hurrey, at Ilarttorti. —THE ---- Chicago Liquor Store —PoR--- Lexington Club Whiskey, Kessler's Beer on Draught. T. W. JONES, Prop, SPECIAL PRICE LIST Boots Shoes —Al' --- L. ARNOLD'S 114 South Nain St., HELENA MONTANA. Men's Bed Rrook, laoe .... ...$3 00 Men's Bed Rock, congress 3 00 Old Men's Comfort, congress, 2 90 Old Men's Comfort, lace 2 90 Miners' One Bookie, double sole 1 25 Beat Miners' Lace, two soles and tap 2 00 Mans's Hip Rubber Boots, leather sole, nailed ....... . 6 00 Mens' Miners' Boots, nailed 2 50 Men's Miners Boots, beet nailed 3 75 Men's Hip Rubber Boote di 25 Men's Short Rubber Boots 2 50 All good» warranted as represented Mail orders prompt attention. HOVEY & BICKEL, Civil and Mining Engineers. U. S. Patents Secured. M i l e a B'e ne Helena, Mont L t Market Mea LOUIS LOUIS STOLL, Prop. All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats, Sausage, Etc., constant ly on hand. Free Delivery to all parts of the Gulch. C. C. STUBBS, Dealer In General Merchandise I carry everything needed by the Miner and Prospector. FINLEY & HOLMES Dealers in a General Assortment of Confection ry FRUITS, CIGARS AND TOBACCO, LUMP CITY, MONTANA. FRANK L. CURRIE, MINING ENGINEER. Title.. Examined and Perfected. Abutment Fur II iffitibral. Rut -reps made. Properties Ex- amined and Reported on. Nirrsar Puritan. (;C) To Hie, \ Headquarters Saloon \ FOR THE Brunette Cigar. Brooks tk Graham, Props. • CITY, MON I KAY REED, \. Wines, liquors and Cigars, Main St., I ‚tulip City. gt,