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THE LUMP CITY MINER: LUMP CITY, MONTANA. 1 The Lump City NI incr. C• lapse g)f such structures should not be ignI>rtal by those whoa* duty it is to build and to superintend them. Published Every Saturday Morning . at Lump .City, Montana. A. M. WILLIAMS . ........ Editor. WILLIAMItiottiONS .. Publishers and Prop& SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year (in advance). .12 00 One Year (when not paid in advance)... 2 50 Six Months (in advance) I 00 Six Months (when not paid in advance) I 25 Mingle Copies Five Ceuta ADVERTISING RATES. No 4 i 008 on local Page 15 cents per line for each insertion. Notices to be printed among strictly local reading matter 20 cents per line for each insertion. No advertisement of this clams taken for lees than fifty cents. Space rates in the display advertising columns, by the week, month or year, will be furni.,hed are on application. All advertisers will he allowed a change of their advertisement once a month, if desired, without extra charge; but where changea are made oftener than once a 'month a charge for the time consumed in changing will be made. To insure prompt attention in changes of ad- vertisements copy must be handed in not later then Thursday preceding day of publication. ALL ACCOUNTS PAYABLZ MONTHLY. 1 1 /musics & Sorts, Publishers. LUMP CITY, Morrr., Jumt 6, 1895. Reservoir Floods. The Bouzey dike catastrophe re- calls the Johnstown flood, which was a far more disastrous occur- rence. Both temporary inunda- tions were caused by the breaking of the retaining walls of immense reservoirs of water. The French dam was supposed to be safe, and its collapse came with the unex- pectedness of a thunderbolt from a clear sky. The South Fork dam, xhich caused devastation and death in the Conemaugh Valley, was a weak structure that had long been feared by the people who were eventually swept away by the flood consequent upon its oollapse. The unexpected happened in France, but it was an expected calamity that occurred at Johnstown, and it will be an expected calamity that will happen in Lump gulch unless the dams above are carefully looked after and soon. The lesson taught by the French flood is that the walls of great res- ervoirs should be made with a wide margin of strength on the side of safety, and that even when safety seems to be absolutely assured the duty of watchfulness is by no means removed. There most have been some signs of disintegration in the case of the broken dam which would have been discovered had there been the slightest doubt of the dam's integrity. There was no margin of safety in the case of the South Fork dam in Conemaugh Valley, and those who lived in the low lands sud in the valley towns were in continual dread, especially (luring seasons in which the rainfall was generous. Notwithstanding this general dis- trust of the dam the structure was no strengthened by the fishing and hunting club which owned it. Two years before the fatal flood there had been an overflow which caused • partial inundation of Johnstown. In the spring of 1889 there was an extraordinary rainfall in Central and Western Pennsyl- vania, swelling the small streams and causing the rivers to fill up to their banks. Conemaugh Valley received its full share of the mois- ture, and the S)uth Fork dam yielded to the great pressure upon it, releasing an immenee - eolunin of water which swept down the valley destroying 3000 lives and ait immense amdunt of property. There are many dams throughout the world restraming bodies of water which if suddenly released ould cause devastation and death and two of them are located at the head of this gulch. These (lanni l should be strengthened tal. beyond the maximum requirement, and in addition closely watched through - tif the year. The irrigatioù move - nini ID the West is increasing the ',nailer of g eat dame in this coun- try. and the le•-teon of the floods which hove resulted from the COI - A New Silver Party. The Memphis Convention of Southern binietallists was emi- nently satisfactory in several res- pects, and especially so in dispos- ing of the proposal to organize a new silver party. As the friends of silver are in the majority in both the chief parties, it would be suicidal for them to abandon the old organizations for a new one. They could not convey more than a part of their strength to the pro- posed silver party, awl what they left behind would be swamped by the friends of the single gold stan- dard. The latter are well aware of this, and they have given every kind of encouragement to Gen. A. J. Warner and others who have been trying to form such a party. They now profess to be satisfied with what they call \the defeat of the silver men at Memphis.\ In faut, that defeat was their own. There were nothing but silver men at Memphis, and they would have weakened the cause of silver if they had listened to the proposal to try to break up the old parties rather than to use them. The Democratic Congressional Committee seems to be alarmed by the efforts of the President and his friends to disintegrate the party by his gold -standard policy. They propose a mission of conciliation, and will send out twelve of their best speakers upon a tour embrac- ing such points as St. Paul, San Francisco, and others beyond the Mississippi. The professed pur- pose is to rally all Democrats to the support of the principle that the majt.rity is to rule in the party, and that the party musc hold to- gether at all hazards. But the field chosen for their labors, and the selection made of orators, so far as these have been announced, seem to show that one object is to break the force of the sentiment in favor of silver. If this be so, they are but working for Mr. Cleveland's ends; and by using a machinery which belongs to the whole party promote the views of a faction, they are falling into line as work- ers for disintegration. Why should Speaker Crisp and Senators Black- burn and Harris be omitted? And why not spend some of their elo- quence in bringing the Democrats of Wall Street and its environs to a sense of their duty to stand by \ what the party chooses\ by a majority. —The American, (Phila) Better Business. I it The organs of gold and free trade are very anxious to show that we are having quite a prosperous time under the Wilson -Gorman tariff and the gold standard. They point to a rise in the prices of wheat and cotton, but abstain from com- paring these with the prices before 1873. They remind us that we bear of increase of wages by ad- vances of 5, 10 or even 15 per cent, but they do not tell us how the ad- vanced wages compare with those of 1892 and the years preceding. It is noteworthy that they are not able to point to any extension of industry by the building of new establishments Or the enlargement of old ones. One new cotton fee_ tory in North A ileme, Mass., is the only instance which has come to our notice, and the free -trade gold papers should remember that Man- chester cheap-and-nastiee, being heavily loaded with plaster of Paris aid similar trash, never could sell in competition with our sheeting.. There is not a single factory in Great Britain which makes hon- est cotton goods, and our eheetinge sell in Manchester itself to house- keepers who know what real cheap- ness is, as our saws, scissors and axes sell in Sheffield and Birming- ham. On the other hand we hear not word of the groat export of Our manufactures tii which we were to attain through free raw materials. The wool -growing industry of America has been prostrated, but free wool has not caused any in- crened export of woolens any more than free cotton led to a great ex- port of our cottons. Ou the con- trary., our importations of foreign woolens have heavily increased wit bout any corresponding benefit to the Treasury. Low prices mean still lower duties under the ad va -loi -cia method which characteri- zes our present tariff, as well as every other tariff drafted for us by free traders. Secretary More in, indeed, who first avowed the adhesion of this administration to the single gold standard, warns the New York im- porters that a resumption of silver coinage would involve the highest protection to our industries. He argues that if our money fell to half its present value through the introduction of silver, the Englsh pound would be worth twice as many dollars as now, and the du- ties on an invoice would be doubled accordingly. This is worth quo- ting as a specimen of the economic science of the champions of the gold standard. liut how would the importers suffer if the double du- ties were to be paid in s coinage worth half its present value ? Would they not be paying exactly what they are now paying on the Secretary's oe n proposition ? It is not for this reason that protec- tionists naturally are bintetallists. It is because they hold that \ a fair price for a thing is better than a low price,\ and because their own principles commit them to the 'be- lief that the property of the coun- try is identified with that of its producers, rather than that of its traders and money den( lure. ---- The American, (Philadelphia). The people have become so im- poverished by the twenty-two years of depreciating prices and appreci- ating money, that the full restora- tion of silver to its place as money could not restore prosperity to all at once, but it would increase the demand for labor and all business enterprises, so as to place all Lite people on the high road to pros- perity. The people thoroughly realize that something is wrong: their property has been, and is be- ing, confiscated, but Ow vast ma- jority are in ignorance of the cause of the wrong and the needful rem- edy. Some of them appreciate both, but in order to secure such legislation as will change the pres- ent time of ruin and disaster to one of prosperity, it will be necessary that the majority of the voters shall thoroughly understand the finan- cial question. How to accomplish this education is now the great question. If silver should be res- tored to its place as money, those who will receive the most immedi- ate benefit will be the silver pro- ducing states of the west, and it would seem fit ant I proper that they should take the lead in the cam- paign for the'eduration of the vo- ters of the -country upon the finan- cial question. But the beuelite which will be derived by the silver producing states and territories of the west as com pared to the bene- fits derived by the people (it the entire country, will be as the value of the silver product is to the vidire of all the products of the U. S The mining states of the west. have suffered proportionately less from the detkinetization of silver than the agricultural communities of the south, even cent rid awl en,,t,_ ern portions of our country. It is to he feared if no change is made by the votes of the people in 1896 in regard to the financial question that with four years more of gold Monontetalllion fastened upon the people of the United Statee, the people will have become so accus- .tomed t,' -their pauperism, and gold will have so thoroughly bound the shackles, it will be impossible for the people to ever free themselves from the grip of the Shylocks by peaceable means. Every man in Montana has a personal interest in this campaign for the education of the people upon the financial ques- tion, and let every titan, when the subject is presented to him in due form, put his shoulder to the wheel in aid of this cause. —T. G. Merrill. ALHAMBRA SPRINGS HOTEL. A. P. READ, Lessee and Manager. This popu la r resort has been leased to me for a term of years, and has been thoroughly re- fitted throughout and is now open for the accoinodation of guests. Largest plunge in the West. Finest acconiodf- tiOns. Alhambra Hot Springs, - Montana. ARLINGTON HOTEL, Min '1 . 1(147, Hie tITI, 11eNT Mrs. LENA JOHNS, - Proprietress. Transient Rates $2.00 per day Rates by the Week on Application. FIRST CLASS IN EVERY PARTICULAR. Large Sunny Rooms. Good Table Board. The Patronage of the traveling public solicited. WALLACE & SHERMAN, Livery, Feed Sale STABLE, Good Rigs and Saddle Horses furnished at all times. MAIN ST., - LUMP CITY. CONCORD COACH LINE. Leaves Lump City, every morning, at 730 \ Hartford at see Returning. I've Cosmopolitan Hotel, Helena, 11:33 Passengers, Packages and freight delivered to all parta of the district. Will meet all trains, with closed Surrey, at Hartford. It's a Ticklish _ _ _ Swinton Route this matter of deciding upon a route. So many things have to be considered. _ Right here. let It ti4 under- stood that every railroad has its advantages and its dined - vantagem. The thing to do is to decide which line has the greatest number of the former; fewest of the latter. Our folder will help you to a decision. Tells all about our nervioe to Omaha, St. Joeeph, Kansas City,Chioago, St. Louis and points beyond. Get a copy from the nearest ticket agent or write to H. F. RUGER, T.P.&F.A., Helena, Mont. W. W. JOHNSTON, Com'l Agt., Billings, Montana. No. 3555. APPLICATION FOR PATENT. U. S. Land Office, Helena. Montana, May 31st, 11405. Notice is hereby given that. Adelphum B. Keith and Henry G. McIntire, whose post - office address Helena. Montana, have this day tiled application for patent, under the mining laws of Congress, for 1500 linear feet of the Bunker 11111 Lode, and isee linear feet of the Mountain Giant Lode, designated as surveys Nos. 41157 and 4658, respectively, situ- ated in an unoreettileed mining district, Jet- fereon County, Montana, in Section 32. town - /ship ii north, range a west. whit -ti daim' are recorded in the office of the Recorder of Jef- ferson County, at Bo n a, ia, Motaa, and deeeribed ast r 011OW.4 : Beginning at eorner number lof survey No. use Rinker Bill Lode, from which the \los- ing oorner between sections 5 and 6, township R north, range 3 west hears south 20 degrees Z1 minutes west, 4008.0 feet; and running th ence north z-t degrees 45 minutem tweet 490 feet,; theme‘ north 76 degrees 57 minutes east 1500 feet ; thence south 23 degrees 45 minutes east 400 feet.; theneremouth 711 degrees 57 mm - ‚itou' sweet 15110 feet, to the place of beginning. containing an area of 16.11f1 acres claimed. Beginning at corner number 1, of survey No. Mountain Giant Lode, from which the rinsing eorner between sections land 6, towu- ship R north. range 11 west heart; eolith 551 de- grees xi mint' tes west 37e7 9 feet ; and ru ning I degree' 4 5 nit s l it\ WO‘t een t • ,-outh 76 degrees Ott minutes west yoe r.. t t 1144 , ...urn et degrees 45 minutes i ois tt t the nve of irt11 degr.seS 05 minutes .••• feet to the place of begin- n ing, rout ama(d2o sa acres claimed. 'nrel /W . I I tiled .47.24 acres. upon which a notice uppuration wits posted the 30th • , lM5. The adjolnIng, claims to gm, 44157 arc the Keynelds lode on the n.,rth 'gild the Cato lode on the south. The adielnitig claims to survey Ne. mist are the Dandy lode on the north and the White Howie lode on the south, all unsurveyed. W. B. vox, R e ed er . Date of limn pnbIleation June let, 1,106. —THE -- Chicago Liquor Store TOR Lexington Club Whiskey, _ Kessler's Beer ou Draught. T. W. JONES, Prop. SPECIAL !T Boots 'LICE LIST DShoes —AT— Le AR la S 114 South Main HELENA MONTANA. Men's Bed Rrock, lace $3 00 Men's Bed Rock, congress 3 00 ()Id Men's Comfort, congress, 2 90 Old Men's Comfort, lace ..... 2 90 Miners' One Buckle, double sole 1 25 Best Miners' Lace, two soles and tap 2 00 Mens's Hip Rubber Boots, leather sole, nailed 6 (XI Mens' Miners' Boots, nailed 2 50 Men's Miners Boute, best nailed 3 75 Men's Hip Rubber Boots 4 25 Men's Short Rubber Bouts o 50 All goods warranted as represented Mail orders prompt attention. HOVEY fk BICKEL, Civil ad 1 iiiiiiEuLrinciers. U. S. Patents Secured. Merchants National Helena, Mont Bank Bldg. L t UMPCITY MeaMarket 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 onfection'ry FRUITS, CIGARS AN]) TOBACCO, LUMP CITY, - MONTAI A FRANK L. CURRIE, MINING ENGINEER. Titles Examined and Perfected. Abstracts Fur- nished. Surveys made. Properties Ex- runined and Reported on. NOTARY PITBLIO. GO TO T \ licifirters Salon FOR THE Brunette Cigar. Brooks & Graham, Props. L uye-Cffi - r, • MONT. KAY REED, Wiues, LiquorsiiI (iii' Main St., Lump City. 1P • •• ei