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; Le e trx -,e were Hay torte n. DLL law yerb toot nod ‚her ,pen fell! tit. irs ars. B95. a. in p. p. .a. p, p. En. rrà 'T. A. Gro- ;oods r any w. [TANA fice, ie Hot., A$ Rent Ire •x I Terri - 1889. Mr( R V The Lump City Miner. VOL. 1. - No. :32. LUMP CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1895. For Mining Supplies and Machinery OF GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL AN1) HONEST QUALITY, ANI) FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to A. M. HOLTER HARDWARE CO. 113 and 115 North Maio street, - - - HELENA, 510NTANA. Montana Lumber rd Manufacturing Co, MINIM TIMBERS and 'WILDING MATERIAL of ILL KINDS. Yards Located at HELENA and HUTT/C. A. N. ADAMS. ('or. 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. flEADQUARCICItti FOR Groceries, Dry Goods, Tinware, Notions, CHINAWARE, Hay, Grain and General Merchandise, CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. CHARLES H. HENTON, Prop. COLEMAN'S LUNCH COUNTER Meals at all hours. Short Orders a Specialty. Your patronage s'olicited. MAIN STREET, Rear of Chicago Liquor Store. LUMP CITY, MONT. tir This space belongs to the Lump City Townsite De- velopment and Mining Com- pany and is 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 Dew era of progress is before it. _al FRED SASS, 135 N Maio atriort. Hannfrieturer of fIELICNA. Fine Domestic Cigars, II..rdor All kinds of Pipee, Smoking end Chew- ing Tobarcom. N..110 I 1 . 11.,1 %d *.elty Helena Iron Works Or Cars and Itnekete, Track Iron, Ithefls, Iron and Brass l'axtingx, elf. Special Mining . Maellinery of all kinds made to order. Miners and Prospectors supplies of all kinds Work promptly attended to on short notiee A M VI14. A éjelll, Mmer MINES AND MINING. Regular Weekly Clean-up from the Mines of the Lump Gulch District. Mining Note, and Item• of the 11)ay .4 an IntereatIng Character Bar silver, 66 Lead, 83.50. Copper, $11.90. * * ose SHIPMENTS FOR THE WEEK Liverpool 2 cars. Little Nell 2 l4 Free Coinage 1 \ King Solomon 1 \ Badger tt Total. 7 * * * owsee.v. Messrs. Win. Shakespeare and Richard Sylvester, of this city, since taking the bond on the Owsley lode, oathe 13th of last month, as stated in the MINER at the time, have made a strike in the shaft sunk in the old tunnel, run some years ago. The shaft was started about 75 feet from the mouth of the tunnel and at a depth of about 20 feet a streak of about ten inches of solid ore which assays 77 per cent. lead, 74 ounces of silver and $8.80 in gold. THE HOPE. That the Hope location has within its limits the making of a great mine, no one, who is at all aoquainted with that property, will for a moment question. But in this respect it does not differ from thousands or other prospects in Montana, except that a company, noted for their thorough working qualities, have attempted to develop the Hope— and have partially succeeded—and would make a complete success of it if allowed to do so. The Hope is a very wet mine. To properly develop it, or even to sink from the 200 foot station, the extreme depth of the present shaft, will require a larger boiler and pumps of greater capacity than those now in use there, before work can be resumed. To tie -all this require. mom* and oonsider- able of it. The Hope is not what miner's term \a poor man's prospect. - In the hands of nine hundred and ninety-nine men out of every thousand it would never get beyond a well. When a pros- pector in this country or any other country, holds, by the grace of the government, a twenty acre tract of sub- terranean lake, and finds men willing to work the ground and pour the water (iov.n the hillside, he had better let them work it. In ‚hie connection we are happy to be able to announoe that the probabilities are that Messrs. Grobe, Hinton Ilegan will resume operations on the Hope within the next few days and sink the shaft another 100 feet. * imBu' This mine is located ' o ' n the top of th hill above the old-time famous Gregory mine, together with which property and the Banner, the Alta, the Minnesota, the Bluebird and a host of others, it is aesociated. It line • shaft ti2 feet in depth and from the bottom of whioh levels hare been run in both direction. (emit and west) on the vein for ‚distance of 100 feet Ore was first encountered in the shaft at a depth of li feet. whicila gradually widened as the shaft went down and elso continued in paying quantities in the drifte, each way, and something like 14 tons were whipped a $2.00 A YEAR. which point the face of the drift will Chief among these are the Bertha, have a perpendicular depth of about Kennett, Easton, U. S. Grant, Pacific, eighty five feet. The Mountain Side is a Leiter, Utah Northern, Alameda, Oro - strong cropping lode, located almost in Cache, Keystone and Kermearge. The the city limite, and if it shows up as well Ruby Valley, into which Alder creek as it is thought it will do, considerable flows, is a good grain region and pro. workwill be done on it. Two shifts aro duces from its extensive meadows large working on it and progress has How far yields of hay. Some thrifty orchards been very satisfactory. are found and the growth of small fruits * * * is considerable. Virginia City is th e main distributing point for this and for a very large part, also, of . tbe Jefferson and Madison valleys. Large herds of cattle, horses and sheep are grazed in Madison county. Virginia has a population of about will become a great property now seems 81t) people. Its poll is about 200 and its to be a foregone oonclusion. The owners, school enrollment 300. Virginia City believing this, have opened the mine in THE ERIE COINAGE. The rich ore chute in this property still continues to hold out and regular shipmen's of very rich ore is now being made weekly. That the Free Coinage was the nursery of the State, and here a very systematic manner and have it , the men who have since climbed to equipped with a fine steam hoist, chimp - pad over from the Cgtrfield last winter, where it had formerly been used for a time pulling barren white quartz out of the ground. The ore in this property is of a clean, high grade character, as rich as anything heretofore discovered in the camp. * * leCAULEY'S PLACER. John G. McCauley, who owns a ranch on the Prickly Pear road, about half way between Lump City and Montana City, has long known of the existence of a rich bar, supposed to be about $10 per day diggings, opposite his cabin. Up to date there has been no method of obtaining water with which to work the bar, but he has lately associated himself with Messrs. Cram and S. V. McCarthy anil they are now putting up an Egypt- ian pumping apparatus on the creek about half a mile above the bar which will contain about 100 long corrugated iron buckets rivited to an endless belt which will dip the water up out of the creek at the rate of about 600 gallons per minute and dump it inti) a wooden chute which in its turn will carry the water into the old Edgerton ditch and thence to the diggings. This is the first time that we remember of seeing the Egyptian method of raising water applied to mining operations in this anil we hope Mr. McCauley and his partners may make a success of their undertaking. If they do there are many similar spots along creeks in Montana whictr — tetn be worked in the seine manner. The power for raising the water, which in this instance will be to a height of 20 feet, is furnished by an ordinary horse power whim, with one horse. It is estimated that when all the buckets are tilled with water, (each one of which will contain about six and a half gallons of water,) that the horse will be lifting a continuous load of only 700 pounds. OLD ALDER GULCH. Operations at the head of Alder gulch may be taken as a measure of the great richness of the early diggings. Here the miners lost the \pay streak,\ and the present workings are on the primitive and undisturbed bed -rock. Only • few days ago a nugget weighing eleven unces was taken from the sluice box, •.d from a bit of bed -rock two or three feet wide by twenty feet long, $2,000 were extracted. The estimates give, by the local banks and by others in a position to know whereof they speak, places the total amount of the gold taken out of Md., Gulch at more than one hundred millions. Mr. Child, formerly editor ot the Madisonian, has made a careful investigation into this subject, examin- ing the early records of Wells, Fargo & Co. and other sources of information, and plaves the figo rei. itt this amount. A careful oomputrition of the cubic' couple oars ng \ , t° east 11 \ lena s contents of the ground once drifted and which returned • handsome pretit. The being worked over by sluicing with ore streak in the bottom of the shaft limited water, the virgin ground between rind in the drifts averages about eight the old drifts, and the bars (partielarly Inrtien In width, and of fair eharaoter, worked or wholly untouched, but pros - running about 60 ouneea in silver, e Peeted), will demonstrate a valuation of seventy six Per cent. lead ' $12 'Il , - about $20,000,000 yet remaining No little copper. Some of the quart/ taken from the property 14.),),NR native popper One, yet. has been able to estimatethe in what would other\ lei be waste, and th e o wn e r n are 1)11 ti' II ien t that the quartz will contain s .1leierit (sipper to obtain resulte fn mi thst metal This property his lately been bonded by Mr. William Shakes pears, of this eity, for one year. who will, we are infermed, oornmence work upon it within a short finie and Rink the shaft 100 feet deeper when he will drift on the vein and atope ou t the ore the surface, The indica- tions are that the Lochied will rapidly develop into a promising mine success and fame began their careers. Among them may be given the names of W. F. Sandere, Judge H. N. Blake, R. O. Hickman, Warren Toole, L. H. Herschfield, Swill 'I'. Hauser, James and Granville Stuart, James Fergus, Dr. William M. Steele, Conrail Kuhr, Wash Stapleton, Hugh McQuade, James H. Mills, Chas. Dallier, Robert S. Hale, and a flost of others. Northwest Magazine. * * * re1s1rro\ , ere3ir.s. One of the men working on the Catch- ing placer ground in Bear guleh recently picked up a nugget weighing over 36 ounces, valued at a little over $600. The man, it is said, told of his find and the superintedent of the company made 'him give it up. Mr. Thos, G. Merrill is expected in the gulch in a few dap; for the purpose ef reorganizing and infusing new life into our local Bimetallic Union, according to the plans, constitution and by-laws as adopted at the late Salt Lake conference. The National Bimetallic Union, through the untiring Offorte of Mr. Merrill, more than any other one man, is due the fact that the machinery- of the organization has been gotten into working order with , headquarters at Chicago, from which 1point competent organizers will be sent in all directions throughout the United States, working in harmony with state organizationis, •nd Unions will be organ- ized in every town, city and township in each state of the union, and all gotten into working order before the election of '96. The Union in Lump was the tiret organized in the United States, has about 300 mernbere. and as a working Union we hope to see it at the bead of the procession when the final roll is called. Steam Hoist tor Sale. 1110V/iTAIN ewe Since Messrs. Deis. Brantner and (\o lowest figures less than $18,000,000. In- cluded in this amount about $ 5 , 000 , 0 00 should be ored;teil to the bars, which have never been eorked on account of the gulch monopolizing the limited water supply. Th• banks also eatimate that the work that ia being prosecuted in the gulch with bed rock flume, yields $250,000 per year; and RO Virginia City can look' long way ahead for a lintel/virile income to flow froni its frimous gilleh. \There are Rix oompanion oper:tling in the gulch with ten hod reek flumes rind Rome `21. 1t men ernplov,I. At the head of A Her Mr. (:e. I lendoroon Itaa the moat Valuable to [tie in tho eulch, A tiret -class steam hoist in every particular for sale cheap for cash. This hoist will sink to a depth of 2.50 feet, and it is praetically a new hoist, not having been used but a short time. Everything is in oomplete running order. For further particulArs concerning this hoist apply at this (ace. The Fake state Fair Do the State Fair managers expert to have a successful fair by ignoring all the papers in the city except the old dailies? The Secretary should wake up. He IlitH been asleep so long that be don't know what is going on in helena. W ean't have a successful fair without people at- tending it arid making exhibite. People won't Attend unless urged to do so by judivious advertising. The management should wake up MoRebanktH111 oan't run a fair not now a days, at any rat,. News. Helena never will have a fair that a decent man ean afford to attend so long as the Rip Van Winkle policy of its present secretary is allowed to prevail. Itsmanagers plead poverty and solicit cash aubacriptiona from everybody that they can prevail um p in to put up a rent, and then give the people a allow that, should a rn:tri in an unguarded moment so far forget himself as to attend it, he is ashamed to acknowledge it ever after ward s . The people of helena have Supported this so called fair liberally in days lowit --furnished the funda to run It arid then paid their 16 to 1 lollars get in and see it rue and it uri about time they were getting something the worth of their nioni-y. The I City MINER can be r.bund hereafter sale on the atreee, o r Helena by the nownhoya every Saturday morning, al,o at all the HtOreg in the city Doecribing a cirele mike, icing Lump am this hub, you will include ono one of the ri•hest luimuuing fields in the world, and wiled) to dav is prantieally untimolied The ririlit - lees of Lump gulch is 'pod lieginn , ng to bevome appare.tlt mineral 0111th of camp+ near by remain unrix pl• eod lui the neighborhood of Corbin. V. here the (anemia Alta has been /w ily nommeoned v ,,, r k o n ‚hie property. Virginia City, which, as is known, is pouring 141 a-unit 1i of treasure into the about two weeks se • they liat, ereteed 1h\'\'lint \est of Madiaon county, d» 11111 , f the w.,rld for years past, are man i \ ed the tunnel thirty re to et in the h i ll, „ rives u , , ', I \ nlv , a 11 lar \ \ w : L \ Int ,\f reel and Ilude eloped prospects whin Ite only await th rn . reing ef the miner to e to u diagn•Ily, rt i,.e lode,hiv i who- , s supo prt , r, an I i. ell rrnurming powers, b en „ m , equally t i srimmr . In „ art t o expe , ted. Will Ire r ,, l II , i III Rill/lit tiftoen but ,t , i l s ,, h aa a ,,,, y grea t e.eirce of come this dietreit will be the wonder of or twenty feet liP.r. , Ii the farthest, at rev•nee troll, ,.illig , uot. quartz mineta. the world.