The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.) 1895-1895, August 24, 1895, Image 1

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sée in. In. In nd A•, T ro- ods fly ANA. Ce, Hotel sent ex- lerri 89. ri g ot, 3 ia 00 The Lump City Miner. • VOL. 1.—No. 34. LUMP CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1895. For Mining Supplies and Machinery MINES AND MINING OP GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL AND HONEST QUALITY, AND FOR PROMI\f and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to A. M. 11OLTER HARDWARE CO. 113 sad 116 North Main Street, oELKNA, MONTANA Montana Lumber e Manufacturing Co. MINING TIMBERS and BUILDING MATERIAL of ALL K(NDS. Yards Located al HELENA and BUTTE. A. N. A 1)AMS, Cor. Park St. and Sixth Ave., - - - HELENA, MONT. Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating. Whuleaale and Retail Dealer in Iron Pipe and Fittings, Valves, Pumps, Mining and Mill Supplies. 9 THE PEOPLE'S STORE, 513 and 515 Broadway, Helena, Mont, LIEADQUARFEBB FOR Groceries, Dry Goods, Tinware, Notions, CHINAWARE, Hay, Grain and General Merchandise, CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. CHARLES H. MENTON, Prop. • te- 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 new era of progress is before it. FRED SASS, ,155 N. Main Street. IllannfRet n roe ..f RELIC/SA. Fine Domestic Cigars, And Dowler Ir All kinds of Smoking slid Chew- ing Toharroa 1111.1 1Pculdnylora ‘„ Helena Iron Works Ore Cars and !Welds, Trek Iron, Car %%he+, Iron and Iras Castings, elf. Special Mining Machinery Of all kinds made to order. Miner.' and , rroapentora , ,f all kinde Work promptly attanda.11 te (in short notice A M VU11.1,1AMq. %gent, Miner ()free Regular Weekly Clean-up from the Mines of the Lump Gulch District. Mining Notes and Item• of Ito- flay of au Interesting Chiaructer liar silver, 669i. Lead, $3.25%. Copper, $1.2.25. ORE SHIP?dENT8 FOR TIIE WEEK. Liverpool 2 cars. Little Nell 2 \ Free Coinage 2 \ Total 6 * * • As soon as the weather gets a little cooler several of, the mines in this gulch Will probably sink another 100 ft. That is the calculation of the Liverpool, and the Little Nell and Free Coinage will also sink in the near future. The Baby Helen; which is now making prepara- tions for deep work, will stem have to be recognized among the mines of the gulch. Work has progressed very quiet- ly there, but none the lese steadily, since last February, and the time is now not far distant when regular ore shipments will be made from this property. This is also true of the Norma and should be true of the Last Chance, though on neither of the last mentioned mines has there yet been done sufficient work to forecast possibili- ties in their connection. What may possibly prove to be a discovery of some importance has beett made during the week in Ohio gulch, free gold in a quartz vein below the water level. Should this prove permanent and bona fide it will add to the importance of the camp. All the quartz veins in the gulch carry more or less gold. but no distinctive gold lode has as yet been discovered in this miner- al district. It has long been known that there was gold in Ohio gulch in the : gravels, but this find is claimed to be in quartz. Regarding the outlook for the district, it was never in a more hopeful condition than it is to dey, and at no time since work was first eetnnieneed here were the mines so full of promise for the future. Several promising pros- pects, about which but little has been said, but which have been working eteadily during the past year, now show unmistakable signs of blossoming forth into ore. And all of this has been accomplished with silver at 118 lowest price. What might, or could be done if the metal had its just rights is a very easy matter to imagine. But the day wel come when the silver miner cannot be Marcus Dalyed; when the °oils of the serpent which now fetter the mining in- dustry will be loosened; when the labor- er will be appreciated at his true worth; when the sunshine of gladness will per- meate the home of the silver miner as well as that of the second hand clothing dealer; when herioc measures, perhaps, have been employed, as n the days of 1771 . ); after the land shall have prodimed a new Washington, another Lincoln, a Jefferson or the return of Jesus Christ for the second salvation of mankind. If it was ever the intention of Christ to re- visit this ornintry his visit would never be more ',eh - embed than now, and the opportunity for reerg•nization was hever greater than nos morally. soci- ally, politically, and last, but by no meana least, financially . • RAW/ liters. The shaft en this property is now down lee feet. There have been atratrui of ore through the quartz ever since the old shaft was cleaned out and work re ginned last February. There is reminder at water in th• shaft, ' , stellate(' itt wetly sixty barrela per day. Three shifts; are working misi work pushed right along The shaft lots now reached so great a depth and the water has be- oome se plentiful that it is impracticable tri handle it further with a whim, by which megrim work has so far been one- dueted on the property and a steam I t em and pump will be put up at once and the mine further ieveloperl. It is ex peeted to have the h.,iHt in operation during the coming week. That the Baby Helen will make a mime there flowerer te be no ilueetien in the minds uit theme who are in a popution to know The none is loose++) in good rompany, lei ing the western extension of the lever peel and the ether leman;fte id that riiie (minima hill Tilt FI.11k , Dave Ruth informa ua that he will shortly make the dirt fly on the Ferber, located ilk the foothills between Lump and the Rennede grump, as he internls having a flrat-olaspe whim in operation there within the next ten days. 'rhe surface cropping, on this lode eere more than usually promising, and it is expect- ed that development will lead to bullion somewhere in the bowels of mother earth. The shaft is omewhere in the neighborhood of fifty feet in depth, following the dip of the lode, which is well defined with good walls, though no ore to speak of has yet been encountered. The probabilities are, however, that be- fore operations have continued far enough to demand more extensive hoist- I ing machinery than the whim before I alluded to, that the mine will begin to 'demonstrate of what sort of stuff it is reimposed. • MEW STATE. This property is located on the west bank of the Prickly Pear between Clancy and Alhambra, and is being worked by John S. Miller, of Helena, who owns a one-third interest and has bonded the other interests. Work lias been steadily going on for the past six months, and the shaft is down 140 feet. A drift is now being driven in on the lead at the 100 foot level, and at a distance of 40 feet from the shaft ore is being found that promises well, the uharacter having changed from the low grade found on the surface, and now closely resembles that found in Lump Gulch. As the drift is extended there is little doubt that a rich boly of oro will be en- countered. * * * To BE REBUILT. That the Glass Bros. will be able to rebuild the concentrator at the Katie mine, there is now no doubt. At the time of the tire the company owed its emyloyes about $20,000 overdue wages, which are to be paid out of the $30,000 insurance money, leaving a balance of $10,000 to go towards rebuilding. This arrangement was made after a meeting of their creditors, at which meeting an extension of time sufficient to enable them to rebuild and get into operation was granted. Mr. Alex. Glass left Sun- day for New York, from which point he had received advice that the arrange- ments were all satisfactory and that the necessary money was awaeing him. All who know the Glass boys and are familiar with the efforts they have put forth to develop the Katie mine, and the seemingly insurmountable obstacles which they have one by ona overcome, will rejoice in this good news. INSIPID. This property is situated a short dis- tance north of the Hope and is being worked by \California Mr. Whitley, on• of the owners. Veurk is being pushed forward as rapidly as a crew of four mein and a one-horse whim will allow. They are now driving a drift whieh is already in about 70 feet. The shaft on this prop- erty is down about 165 feet. There is oonsiderable water in the mine but not more than (en be easily handled. It was thought that when the Hope pulled her pumps the adjacent properties would be flooded with water, the Insipid among the rest, but \Califernia\ informs us that such is not the ease. From 20 to 25 feet of rock is being taken out every week, which is pretty g‘iod work for four men. \California\ is a hustler and Says he going to have a mine or bust. e • - MINING NMI& $2.00 A YEAli. Tellurium is quoted at 50 conte per grain, therefore $15.54 cents per ounce, while the MINER quotation was $540. Gallium is worth $100 per grain, there- fore $3,108 instead of $2,400 per ounce. Among those metals valued higher than gold were listed Tellurium, Silin- iutre tenet:Iselin and Sodium. One gram of pure gold is worth 4.6646 while Tellur- ium is quoted at 50 cents per gram; Silinium 50 cents; Potassium 27% cents; and Sodium $0.056 per ounce. It must be understood that these quotations are in the German market, which is highe? than ours, and that these are the prices on very small quan- tities. Owing to the very small demand it is very doubtful if a hnndred pounds of any of the above metals could be sold for more than one-third the quotations. Very Truly Yours, PERCY TRAIN. Utah Assay Office. During the month of July the United States assay office at Helena handled $285,000 worth of gold. During the same month last year but $188,500 went through their hands. The recent large amounta . of gold assayed there came from points away in the Northwest. Heretofore western gold seldom, if ever, reached Helena, but was assayed in San Francisco and other coast cities. Messrs. Ieptine, Bieber & Reynolds, who live in Ohio gulch, just above the city, and right at the junction of Ohio with Lump, this week struck a gold mine while digging a well. .1t a depth of twelve feet they found water anil also well defined streak of quart, shelving tr., belt] in profuse quantities. It Is not necessary to add that the well (Re a we ll) will be abandoned and the quartz followed into the ramp of the gold bugs. The following letter was received last July but was mielaiii or it would have appeared ‚reeler. In it Mr. Train corrects some figures am given in a former blame of the Mreert: Edit.OT !AIM p City Mista Dear Sir: In looking over a late eopy of the MINER I saw an article in which a number of the rarer metala were quoted at their supposed market valus. It is difileult to say from what author- ity thay were taken for of the entire hat one, bieniiith, alone wan the only metal that was quoted anywhere near right. Notably, molyd•nuni, was qui d.“41 at nearly three hundred ton« its market value in Glerniany Arcueding to the last quotations if the lenginemeng Mining Journal the etereling q uot a tio n , with but little variation, is 12% rents per gram. One gram is equal to 15.44 -- grains. therefore 3.08 grams to the ounce Troy teri ono ounce of molydenum is worth $3 57 cents, and not $300 an stated an your pgidir. All signs point• to a mining boom. Among others is this: The old time operators, who never fish except when fish are ready to bite, are all now active. The bonanza crowd, in San Francisuo, are doing more than they have done for years. Senator Jones and Representa tive Newlands, of Nevada, are eagerly hunting for a good thing, which they have not yet found. Geo. Roberte snuffs the battle from afar and has buckled on his armour. Wilson Wadingharn has opened a mining office in Philadelphia, and all the crows are hunting. Anion' the latter are sorne dandies. One 'we know, who just went to New Mexico for fake, who bonded a silver lode in Mexico in '79 for $5,000, took the enter- prise to New York, swore it cost $960,000 got a million for it and cheated the owner out of his $5,000. He always, when full, called himself a bedbug and used to sing: The June bug has his gory wings, The Lightning hug his flame: The bed bug has no wings at all, But he gets there Just the same. Another song, which was one of his favorites, he used to hum all the time. Its refrain was: Cheat your nehehh,r If you eau. He'd do the Satre. by you. If you want to get rich, You a— 0— b Paddle your own canoe. He was a typical Wall Street shark, with the typical Wall Street rode of morals. He did not belong to the min ing fraternity, but Heim& meinterehip therein.-- Denver Mining Industry and Review. Yabish Bros. and Gustave Hermann have struck about twe inohes of tine ore in the Queen of the Hills mine, located about one half mile south west of the Little Nell This claim was purchased from A n.lrew Thompson shout two months ago. The shaft on the prospect is now about 16 feet in depth Steve Ryan is else interested in the property we are unformed. The Slate creek, Wash., boom is burst. The Montana sy niiirate spent $60,(StO. They wanted the ,,JI/nry thoroughly prospected They were 'on the ground anui if any finds ware made and there was a permanency to the country they had the money to bond the mines and secure control of the property. AR a result, 3000 prepiperters went into the eountry arid every foot 9. -ac gone over. All uit the looaters wore anxious to give the myndicate long time bond,' on their locations, and the extensivo development work done OD the Eureka allowed that the mines could not under exerting roui ditione be worked imeepeerfully anui they withdrew. leverythieg la at a otantistill. Work has ceased, find few 1,14)1)113 are. left in the cuein try. There Is of ore, but it is too luiw grieJe. J. W. Kirby. if Maryaville, the invent or of a new dry gold washing Will aeon have a model 'pe r ki ng in Helena, where all timee interested are in•iteul to call and wee the insehine at work. If Mr Kit- t) nie et i i n e is a success tlieree us ru .1 only ru fortune la it for him, but also fir th ou«) .1,arnting the Lemuel The Little tirila is drifting east and west on the :It. and ernam outting north to catch the lisle passing through the ground, Nuppopiably the bonanza chute from the. Free Coinage. The trouble menti' mel in the MINER last week, as having oceurred between the men and the foremaii, has been amicably nettled and e ..rIt is now progreeeing ernoothly.

The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.), 24 Aug. 1895, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.