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Aobilme- were Hey erte a n. on. am yere loot ood ber et )pee the t V. lop ing ed ted Cs‘si • The Lump City Miner. VOL. I.—No. 27. LUMP CITY, MONTA N A, Sill' ItDAY, JULY 6, 1895. For Mining Supplies and Machinery OF GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL AND HONEST QUALITY, AND FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to A. M. HOLTER, HARDWARE 113 and 115 North Slain Street, 11ELKNA, MONTANA. Montana Lumber rdanufacturing Co, MINING TIMBERS and BUILDING MITERLIL of 111 KINDS. Yards Located at nu:LENA end touTTR. A. N. ADAMS, Con 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 Supplies. THE PEOPLE'S STORE, 513 and 515 Broadway, Helena, Mont. IlEADQUAttrxR8 FOR Groceries, Dry Goods, Tinware, Notions, CHINAWARE, Hay, Grain and. General Merchandise, CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. CHARLES H. HENTON, Prop. e rger This space belongs to the Lump City Townsite De- velopment and Mining Com- pany and ik devoted to the interests of Lump City. Keep your eye on it and watch devel- opments. The future of Lump City is assured and a new era of progress is before it. 155 FRED BASS, N. Mato Ntreet, 11 / 6LICNA. lianntaietarer Fine Domestic Cigars, Anii Pottigir in ‚II kii'Iof Pipes. Smoking anil I 'hew- ing 'IOh&C1'4114. Ilona bat Union WM Employed Helena Iron Works Ore Cars and !helots, Truk Iron, Var Wheels, Iron and Bra.« Castings, etc. special Mining Machiner% of all kinds made to order. minting' and i't ,, oreotore supphoo .4 a kinds. Work promptly attended to on short notice. A. M. Wrwaers, Agent, Minor Offlon. MINES AND MINING. Regular Weekly Clean-up from the mes of the Lump Gulch District. Mining Nnteri and Itent• ot Hay trf an Interesting Character. Bar silver, 66%. Lead, $3.12%. Copper, $10.50. ORE SHIPMENTS POR THE WEEK Liverpool 2 cars. Little Nell. 1 \ * * * THE IRON CAP A contract on the Iron Cap for 200 feet of drifting, 100 feet each way from the bottom of the shaft 200 festin depth . was let this week to th g Lee Bros. The Iron Cap is nifflron the high road to that desirable goal all good prospects systematically and intelligently worked in this gulch will ultimately reaoh- the shipping point. Work has been contin- uous there, and has been rewarded by the discovery of ore, which gives every indication of improving with further development. On the Iron Cap hill there are several locations all of more or less promise on the surface, and the developement in the Iron Cap is therefore wacthed with considerable interest as it will in a measure determine the worth of that locality. In this respect the Iron Cap holds the same position to the balance of the hill on which it is situated as does the Liverpool to its particular sec- tion of the Gulch. That the Iron Cap will ultimately prove to be a mine, how- ever, now seems to be a well settled conviction in the minds of those beet posted on the ground in that vicinity, and who ought to know whether they do or not. * * THE JUNCTION. Sinking a prospect hole is a fascinat- ing job and the prospootor lives in a sort of day -dream of glittering general- ities which stimulates him to keep on until he grasps the phantom goddess, wealth, or he is satisfied that for the time being she has escaped him. But the work is sometimes comic and some- times serio-cornic. \ In a prospect hole, he roared out his soul, in the days of '49,\ is equally as applicable to Lump gulch and vicinity, in '95, as ever it was in olden days. This faci was brought forcibly to our mind the other day when we were informed of a serio -comic inci- dent that occured in the Junction shaft, 55 feet in depth when the accident oc- curred, to Thos. Lyon,one of the brothers engaged in work on the prospect. It was just at the time of stopping work for the night, and Walter Lyon, a younger brother had been working in the shaft while Thomas had been run- ning the whim. Wishing to examine the lode Thomas descended the ladder into the shaft to the bottom and gather- ing together a sample of what he found there he called to his brother to lower the bucket so that he could send it to the surface for further examination. After loading the bucket to his satisfac- tion he again called to his brother to hoist it out, steadying it with his hands until it got started. In some manner an old buckskin glove which he was wearing became fastened in the hook of the bale on the bucket and in less time than it takes to tell it he was going up the shaft hanging at arm's lebgth below the bucket, suspended by a buckskin thread. He shouted lustily to his brother to stop \ subsequent proceed- ings,\ while he frantically tried to grasp the rim of the bucket with the other hand, but it was just beyond his reach. All this time he was going up the alien; momentarily expecting the glove to tear loose from its fastening, or slip off his hand. Fortunately . , however, his continual a hi o t i ng at trie•ted his brother's attention, s had been making the whim horse attend itrietly to his part of the blueness, and he nod' ed ever to the shaft to see what was the matter I ;rasping the situation he put on tilt , br•ko and taking hold of the rope PK' II img tlie bIlekt.t, with 11 Is brother dangling lionenth it far enonwt, to one side to enable him to roach the whieh he grasped and theentangleil t iii' felt from his perilous position, about forty feet. from the bottom of the shaft. noire are Is .th ups and dovvm‘ in time mining busineas, generally more then IIN4. l'mit thin incident e rte 1, 0 ga my .•lioeieii 104 one of the 'Alta. LITTLE I( ATM. Martin Mulvahill, J. P. Pieter, Barney Conley and a miner from the Little Alma have entered intotr-orretqaot with Latech Bros. At Kleinschmldt to do 100 feet of sinking on the Little Katie. Work will commence Mondey and will continue the present shaft, now 45 feet deep, down on the dip of the lode. There are now ever 100 sacks of ore al- ready out ready for shipment, taken out in sinking and drifting twenty -tive feet east, and there is about S inches of ore in the bottom of the shaft. If suitable I arrangements can be made, so as not to interfere with the contractors the Latsch Brothers will continue this drift and stops out the ore. If this property holds out as good only as it has been from the grass -roots to its present depth, the present contract will go a long ways towards making a mue out of it. At THE 11014\.. The drifts both ways from the bottom of the 200 foot shaft on this property are progressing nicely, the east drift being 35 and the west 20 feet in length. The face of the drifts show three feet of tine quartz with high grade ore through it in streaks and seams, some of it six and eight inches wide, with con- siderable native copper found here and there in the quartz, something entirely original with the Hope in this district, we believe. There are already sacked a little more than two tons of ore which will assay from 300 to 400 ounces, and as soon as the drifts have advanced far enough to admit of stoping the ore house will cow - mense to feel the effects of it, as it is the intention to slope up through the ore encountered while sinking the shaft from both drifts to the surface, if the chutes continue. The Hope lode pitches to the south about 40 feet to the 100, and after the present incline shaft has demonstrated that the Hope is a mine, which it is more than liable to do, a calculation will be made on the incline and a new perpendicular shaft, double compart- ment, sunk lower down the hill, calcu- lated to strike the vein at considerable depth. The presence of native copper in the ore gives rise to the thought that the Hope may develop into a copper pro- perty. All the surface indications are similar tu the copper mines of Butte, with the difference that the Hope ore is richer in silver than the majority of the ores of the Butte mines. 111E I'lloMAS. Once more the tire fiend has visited the Thomas mine and once again wiped up its wood pile. By strist attention to business, after the tire was under head- way, the hoist house was saved and the only thing burned wile the big pilo of fuel on the hill above the hoist. It is not knowrtexactly how the tire origin ated, but it is supposed to have caught, from the sparks from the smokestack, an did the previous tire. Arrangements will probably be made now to guard against this in the future by lengthen- ing out the smokestack, or by some other means, at least some sort of pre- caution should betaken to guard against future accidents of this kind, or serious resulta may follow. Ore has been en- countered in the drift in the mine, of fair character, which gives evidenee of improving, which in about the only change worthy of note on this property since our last report. THE MIISKEOON. Chas. E. Gable, manager of the Mus- kegon, hu let to , A W. Church and Napoleon LaImmte a contract on the Muskegon to drive the present drift, now in 2(X) feet, 100 feet further west into the hill. When this is conipleted it will give the face of the drift 175 feet of perpendicular depth, the shaft being 125 feet deep and every foot west gaina depth. M4114Hr14. Church it Lationte commenced work last Tuesday awl will make the fur fly until it is completed, and it will probably occupy their time and attention for the next r)0 days. They have moved up to the mine and have everything in full working order. • • • 1111 ‘ork TH F LIVF.141.11(ii, progres.es eiri the I dyer pool with regularity that is admirable, and the mine is daily demonstrating the fact that ton feet in this gulch ia better than the audit's , . Should the owner ,,r this property decide tg push thinga, a heppy state ,of affairs which will hepprei when the product of the tninn can be *old for anything hoar what it, is worth, it would not take I,,ne to demonstrate the fact thet the true fissure veins of Lump gulch go to the deep, and naj,_ oily go flown but get better while they are going The or in both drifts at the 100 still oontinuea good and shows no signs of getting lees ia quantity than when the drift* were first started. $2.00 A YEAR. Melt Coal Mines Closed There was consternation at Belt last Wednesday morning when orders were received to ()lose down the mines. No one was informed as to the cause, and there was much speculation regarding it. The most general opinion was that it wan owing to the reorganization of the Anaeonda company. At Anaconda -some of the works have also been shut down temporarily. We are informed that the railroad company has been notified to have cars in readiness for Belt as the mines will start up again in a few days.- Neihart Miner. The new impulse lately given to gold mining has brought new life to many de- serted towns and abandoned camps in the West. One of the most notable of these resurrections- revival does net ac- curately desoribe the situation—is in the cam) of the camp of Florence, Idaho. In 1861 this camp had a population of 30,1200 people, with banks, saloons, hotels and everything that goes to the making of a city. It was a placer camp, and gold was as plentiful as gravel, while it lasted. But it didn't last long, and in those bonaza days miners would not stay to work quartz. So the population deserted Florence as quickly as it came, and for many years the town was abso- lutely deserted, and as much a ruin as ancient Carthage. Recently several good quartz ledges have been discover- ed at the old camp, and Florence is building up again. Phillipsburg Mail. The worst enemies many mining sec- tions have are among their own residents. They pretend to know all about all its mines, their history, product, probable future and their value. Then if some enterprising owner succeeds in getting investors interested enough to come .atel look at his claim, these \back-cappers \ get in their work. Instead of bringing out the good points of the properties they bring out all the bad ones and give a \black eye\ to any sale in which they can have no finger. If a cyclone or an earthquake could be induced to select this class of people for general destruo tion a great many more mines could com- mand capital with which to operate. Even a camp with plenty of gold mines and prospects will have hard work to advance if it oontains a few men of this kind. Any deal they may be in on is all right, but those with which they have nothing to do are sure to get the rough side of their tongue. Of course stran ger will be apt to listen to an old resi- dent, who tells him apparent fans con cerning the mines of his section, and it is for this rotes in that men of this kind van do so much harm. Many a mining sale has fallen through because of hints or innuendi es from such people an this. Men about tii invest in mining property are timid at best and any (smilingly devised story adverse.to the mine is apt to find a ready listener. No deeent per- son wants to nee capitalists swindled with worthless claims of course ; lint it is menially those which have merit, which are attacked by the blackmailers, bark- cappere or hoodoos to be found in almost every mining camp in the mining regiona of the West. --San Francisco Call. The world's record for double hand drilling in 38 1 g inches and is held by Freethey and Talion of Butte. Time 15 minutes; steel. The Parrot mining Company have pur chased 7,000 acres of land three indite south of Whitehall. and on the Routh side of the Jefferson river \ There is more work now being done in the mines about Butte ; there are a greater number of miners working ; there ars !wire men employed rind the pay roil us larger than it has ever been before. Just look along Granite street now and say that the town is dull. There are now seven or eight large ore wagon* in sight hauling ore to the snieltere anil that is the way it is nil the time. It is a protege:1.n of tennis idling thin street from morning till nught I tell you there is no city in the emeriti-) like Butte. In in Butte Railway Review. Clay Pugh, the murderer of Coniluetor Chaunny W. Went, was hung at Boulder on Monday morning of the; week. He week/sled a little•teward the last, though III died deelaring that he would de the came thing again under the game (lire\ m \tenu -e. There was very little nyreginthy •spreFieed for him threugheut the state. This week the Elizabeth Mining Coro pany'e propertiee in Granite rounty, in ' this state, mreprizing g quartz elaime adjoining the Itimetallie mine, was wild at ‚sheriffs sale to satisfy a Judgment of $8,000 in favor of the St. heilis Union Trust oompany. The shut down of the Bimetallic has reueed the 'Elizabeth mine to fill with water.