The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.) 1895-1895, August 31, 1895, Image 1

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f it(Z 4 vfj - Vt--c, rare Ray «tit 7, FM. lam ‚Cr, icot nod Kley Otter qt.'s ars. 895. a. tn. p. in I a. m p. iii 5 p. in O p.m 5a. in. ) p. tn. p. ni. • ria. Sa. m Oa. in. • and T. 1 . A ., 09, NT Gro- goods e any • [TANA. fice, a, n Hotel as gent Ira ex Terri 1859.. (MUCK $2 0 0 id 00 M'. 100 Id 400 • The Lump City Miner. VOL. L --No. 35. LUMP CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1895. $2.00 A YEAR. For Mining Supplies and Machinery OF (1001), SUBSTANTIAL AND HONEST QUALITY, AND FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to A. M. HoLTER HARDw ARE CO. 113 and lia North Mato Street, oirtecsA. MONTANA. Montana Lumber Manufacturing Co MINING TIMBERS and BUILDING MATERIAL of ALL KINDS. Yards Located at HELENA and BUTTE. A . N. ADAMS, Cor. 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, HEADQUARTERS FOR Groceries, Dry Goods, Tinware, Notions, CHINAWARE, Hay, Grain and General Merchandise, CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. ('HARLES II. IIENTON, Prop. Or 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. .0 FRED SASS, laa N. Main Street, Miumfactnrer of Fine Domestic Cigars, All And Itisi.ler in HitLIC/741. Ore Can and Burketx, Track Iron, Car It hods, Iron and Bragg Cantingg, ete. Special Mining Machinery of all kinds made to order. kinds or rippa, Smoking and ('hew - Miners and 11 ) aupplime of all kinds Work promptly attended ing Tobaccos.. to on abort notice Non• not I t‘ion Men Run1i1ore.1 Helena Iron Works M WILLI•MR. Agent, Miner (Mine MINES AND MINJNG. Regular Weekly Clean-up from the Mines of the Lump Gulch District. Mining Notes and Items of I.he Day of am Interesting Character Bar silver, 66 1 4 . Lead, Copper, $12.25. ORE 5IIIPMEISTI3 FOR THE Liverpool Little Nell. Free Coinage Total WF.EK 2 care. 2 2 \ 6 It seems to be à settled convictiop, a fact which no one attempts now to deny, that Lump will make a great mining camp. 'Fhere was a time, and it is not so long ago, either, that one was sure to hear such remarks as \The mines will not go down,\ or that they were \gash veins,\ or that the \veine were too small,\ or something equally as foolish, and always made by men who had no possible means of knowing what they were talking about. It takes money, muscle and brair.s to make a mMe, and the statement is as true concerning min- ing operations in Lump as it is in any other mineral field in the United States. It has never been claimed for this dis- trict that every location in it would make a mine, no matter bow much money was back of the enterprise. Lump is the center of a mineral field the possibilities of which arwa sealed book. Commencing at a point near Helena and following the granite and lane contact to the Missouri river in one direction and into Deer Lodge county in the other; thence south as far as Basin and the intervening country is a vast net- work of mineral bearing veins, the equal if which it would be difficult to parallel anywhere in the mountains. In some of those veins gold is the leading metal, but the vast majority of thous are dis- tinctly silver bearing, and the most of them are low grado. The day is corning, when, between Lump Gulch and Helena another Leadville will be discovered. .Just across the contact and along it are all the ear marks of the Leadville dis- trict, and whenever this locality is attacked, as it will be some day, with sidlietent money to go through the iron cap, vast quaatitiee of ore in blanket and other veins will be discovered. But tatf070 this lias been brought about hundreds of small operators will \go briake,\ as hundreds have done before them; yet notwithstanding this the fact still remains that there are bonanzas, and a good many of them, in the local- ity of which we are speaking. The one particular thing that now retards the dexslopment of this section, over its 'entire area; is the low price of silver. When the American people have awak- ened to the fact that they are being un- justly deprived of one-half of their money by a lot of leeches designated by Mr. J. A. Hobson, John P. Young, and other bimetallic economists, as \Auto- matic Savers;\ when they learn by bitter experience that the interest on sixty billions of dollars must be paid in gold to the shyltcks who hold the bonds whether crops are good or bad, or whether wheat is worth 50 cents a bushel or a dollar; when they find out that this means three billions of dollar?' each year interest to these bloodsuckers —then, and not till then, will the de- mand for an honest standard become irresistable. Then, to use the words of Mr. Young, will \th• clouds pasa away from the minds of men and they will pee clearly that gold alone does not pose.« the qualities claimed for it, and that the only praotioable honed metallic dollar is the one whose value is determined by the volume or mass of the two metals -- gold and silver.\ * * * TR! 17.1210 sowirom While out proapecting near the King Solomon mine, on last l'hureday, Mr. Wm Stewart killed of the largest rattlessnakee aver oesin in this part or the country. After lita rig it into o am p it was found to measur- live feet four and one half inches ir nngth, and al- though Home of this ri Wes bud been lout to have nineteen still remaining. On being opened the stomach was found to contain a you rubtut Mr. Htewart bait tue hide and rat) es at th e K ing Solomon mine wh•r• they may be seen by the incredulous • • THE V..,,rk is pn5greastriK nicely on this property, the drift is being •ir tend c d an d th e ora c h u t e holding mit well It is PIpeoted that an tiler oar will be taken from this drift. We are informed that sinking will soon commence and from indication. there is little doubt that another chute of ore will be un- covered. * * * THE FREE VOINAOE. The Free Coinage is taking out sorne very fine ore on the 40 foot level, some of it running as high as 600 ounces, of a bromide and chloride character. Four men are engaged stoping on this level. On the 200 foot level, in the east drift, about 150 feet from the shaft, there is from 8 inches to a foot of splendid sulphuret ore. Eight men are stoping on this level, night and day. There are only twelve underground miners em- ployed in the mine, and they are putting out an average of two carloads of oro each week, a record which has never been equalled in this camp up to date, and which speaks volumes for its management under the ltersonal direc- tion of Mr. Joseph Smith, one of the owners of the property. The Free Coinage, while not developed to so great a depth as some of the other mines of the gulch, being only 200 feet in its low- est levels, is without doubt producing to -day the very best ore being shipped from this district, and also in as largo quantities as any other mine. All of the ore sent to market from this mine is sorted by the miners in the mine, only one ore sorter being employed on top, and he is only sorting chlorides and bromides. We don't know whether there is anything in a name or not, but certain it is that the Free Coinage is proving free coinage in fact for the own- ers of this property, and EIO long as the present ore holds out they do not need to worry much whether free coinage is recognized in the balance of the country or not. * * THE LITTLE NELL. Sometime during the month of Sep- tember the shaft on this property will penetrate the bowels of the earth an- other 100 feet, which will make the working shaft 450 in depth. There are at present, all told, 40 men steadily em- ployed in the mine and hoist --and the ore that is now being shipped comes mostly from the 350 foot level. On this level east of the shaft a new chute of ore was disoovered lately, thought to be • continuation of the same chute work ed out on the 250. This chute is equally as rinh on the 350 as at any other point in the mine, and gives unmistakable evidence of going te the deep, being larger and finer in the bottom of the drift than anywhere else. When the shaft has 100 feet more added to it the Nell should be able to send down three oars of high grade every week. Last week 8 -inch galvanized iron pipes were connected with the smoke stack and thence down the shaft and into the levels from the 250 foot station down, being connected at each station with a \T\ and thence running each way from the shaft, thus furnishing perfectly pure air. This system, it la the intention to oontinue into lower levels upon the completion of the shaft. The 350 foot level is perfectly dry, about the only water in the mine coming from a small vein struck in the shaft about 40 feet from the bottom, and estimated to be between 2,500 and 3,000 gallons per day. This water is easily handled with a bucket. part of which is used fee s t eam purposes and the balance runs down the hill. There is probably 10,000 tons of conoentrating ore on the dump at this property, whioli has been pronoutesed by experte to be excellent concentrating ore. * TIIF. It is reported that Mil« Cavanaugh, the Beattie Brat., of Helena. and (robe, Hinton & CO., of this city, have gone in on the bond of the N rire and that the hoist formerly used on the Washington and Hope mimes will be moved up to the property and put to work We have been unnble to see any of the principals in this deal. and cannot, therefore, vouch for the truth of the report, but we have reason to believe that it is substantially oorrect. The Norma is iinly n prospect, as yet, the shaft on the property being at present only about eighty feet in depth. though it if.; morn than an average prosspn.A, ROMA l.‘ry good Ora having been found at the grass roots which has nontinued in the shaft as far aa develop - Hamu ta hero ia-utireieled If the property has the qualities that go ta, inak\ a mine, the above named gentlemen will prove it. Kleinschruidt has been back for some time now end still the work is delayed for some unknown reason. Representation work for the current year is now progressing with oonsider- able celerity, not alone in Lump Gulch, but throughout the country generally. When you get your work done on your mine file a certificate of representation with the County Clerk and leeoorder there can't be any too many fences around your title to your mining claims. The work on Mr. Garneau's concentra- tor is progressing rapidly, the frame being up and the work of enclosing the building will soon commence. Messrs. Vinson &'It Lott have a oar of ore about ready for shipment. They are running a tunnel in on the leadwhich is now in about 75 feet and shoes about two feet of ore in its face. The prospect has steadily improved since work was com- menced and never looked better than at this time. The method employed of attempting to raise water for the purpose of ground sluicing near McCauley's seems to be a little puzzling. The pump dips the water out of the creek all right, though not fast enough for the purpose for which it was intended. It is to be re- gretted that the arrangement does not work satisfactorily, for if a success was made of it here there are many similar places in the State which could have been worked by this method. It may be that before they get through experi- menting they will succeed in raising sufficient water to ground sluioe. The bar near Mr. McCauley'm is supposed to contain considerable gold, if only water could be obtained to work it. • • misisii sores Things Ream to have ,otnn to a stand still concerning the Hidden Sunlight mines, and it Is riot now known when work will lai mtartssd upon them It was reisirted that upon the return of Klein- echnadt from California anil Alaska that work would start up at once, hut Mr. Democracy and Free Silver. On August 15th the free silver wing of democracy held a meeting in the city of Washington for the purpose of organiz- ing their forces and getting in such complete working order as will enable them to capture the national democratic convention in '96, and nominate a free silver man for president. The meeting was largely attended by representative democrata from twenty-four different States, and an rehire« issued and resolutions adopted which were all that the most ardent supporter of silver could ask for. In the address they re- cite that the party \confronts a crisis the most momentous in its history and fraught with far-reaching perils to the people and the country\; that it is their purpose to rescue the party from \pluto- cratic domination\ and restore the policy \formulated by Thomas Jefferson and firmly established by Jackson favor- ing the free coinage of both silver and gold\ and that the act of 1873 demone- tizing silver Was surreptitiously passed without the approval or knowledge of the people, and that its effect was to fasten upon th• country the single gold standard, that the result hae been to increase the butdon of debt, public and private, the ehrichrnent of the money lending \lais the impoverishment of th. people,. And they further resolved \That the democratic party, in national convention assembled, should demand the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold into primary or redemption money at the ratio of 16 to 1, without waiting for the action or approval of any other nation.\ These eentiments are oorreet and no doubt would be endorsed by Thomas Jefferson, could he be called from the grave to pass upon them. Hut the in consistency of the whole proceeding, the futility and abortivenesie of an attempt to inculcate new principlea, or restore old ones, into hidebound parti- sans, is made manifest in the statement of Mr. Ilairinheen, one of the leaders of the movement, as follows• \We will not be satisfied with a man who is not for silver, but who is willing to agree not to veto such silver legis- lation as may be enacted by congress. We will do all we can to advance the cause of silver, but above all ire trill heartily eu1,p,r1 the! nertninee ‚air party whether they are fairer men or net. Make •itote of this. A body of men In cnrivention sameniblese, realizing, and coneoeme of a great. wrong having been perpetrated upon the people, making known its injurious effects, proclaiming ta injustice and illegality, and yet put- ting party abov• principle 'stand ready to support the party nominee, even though he be a goldbug of the rankest kind, and an advocate of those prinoi Pies which are unlawfril, unoonetitu tional, and contrary to the original prinriples of the party. This is not the kind of patriotism that made the I \rote(1 StatÁve a republic, and It s founders • free people, that created a new party which overthrew chattel slavery, nor ia it the kind of patriotism that will overthrow the money power right a great wrong, and reinvest our people with those inherent rights that bave by treasonable methods bean taken away •

The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.), 31 Aug. 1895, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.