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The Lump City Miner. VOL. 1.—No. 36. LUMP CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1895. For Miniiig Supplies and Machinery OF GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL ANI) HONEST QUALITY, AND FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to A. M. 1101.T EH 11 A RDWARE CO. 1 la and 1 In North Main Street, HICLE#A, MONTANA. Montana Lumber rd Manufacluring Co. MINING TIMBERS and BUILDING MATERIAL of ALL KIM. Verde Located at If 1.:1.1KNA and NUTTIC. A.. N. _ADAMS, l'or. Park St. and Sixth Ave., - - - HELENA, MONT. Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating. Wholesale and itetail Dealer in Iron Pipe and Fittings, Valves, Pumps, Mining and Mill Supplies. THE PEOPLE'S STORE, 513 and 515 Broadway, Helena, Mont, Li DQUAlt l'ERS FOR Groceries, Dry Goods, Tinware, Notions, CHINAWARE, Hay, Grain and General Merchandise, CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. CHARLES H. 'RENTON, Prop. Ur 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. .r• ii 1 itE1113 SASS, 138 N. moue street. Nint,fgtet , Irnr MICLENA. Fine Domestic Cigars, All kinds Arol llowlerlii of Pipee. Smoking 51111 Chew- ing Totearma. 14•.n• I ‚ii I nin Nor IF1,,, r o,r.1 Helena Iron Works Ore MINES AND MINING. Regular Weekly Clea9-up from the Mines of the Lump ¡latch District. Mining Notes and Item* of the Day of all Interesting Chareeter Bar silver, 67. Lead, $3.30. Copper, $12.25. * • • SHIPMENTS FOR THE WEEK Liverpool ........... 2 care. Little Nell 1 \ Pilot 1 \ King Solomon I 66 Total 5 ▪ • The importance attaching itself to any mineral district, in the eyes of investors and the outside world, consists chiefly of the abundance and richness of its ore product, its accessibility and trLto - por- tation felicities. That Lump Gulch stands almost alone in the possession of all these qualities, and others that go to make up a desirable mineral district does not admit of argument. It has often been charged againet local news- papers, by the Eastern press, that they are apt to see thingsthrough a magnifying glass, and that the doings in the mines of their respective districts are apt to be highly colored. Perhaps this charge is true, to a certain extent, yet the fact still remains that but for the enthus- iarim displayed by the local newspaper, many a mine now adding to the wealth of the world, would never have been dis- covered. It is a notorious fact that the local newpapers of Colorado made Col- orado the state it is to -day. The Rooky Mountain News, published by Byers, afterwards postmaster of lien ver, is alone responsible for the famous Pike's Peak stampede and the consequent up building of the Centennial State. Had it not been for the so-called highly - colored articles which Mr. Byers caused to be sent broadcast over the country, Colorado would not be to day the largest producer of the precious metals in the United States. The same may be said of Montana as a whole, and it is certain- ly true of Butte, and other old camps in the State, anil will be found to be true of Lump. Not that this implies that highly colored articles booming a certain section are, or have been habitually pub- lished, concerning thim or any other locality in the State, but what is meant to be said is that newspapers must dis- play in these days of depreseed silver a certain amount of well meant enthus- iasm in ,e.der to keep the ball rolling at iiI I. • Victor, drilling 3'2tinohes. The two Montana teams have challenged all miners in the Cripple Creek district for a 15 minute drilling contest. The Montana Supreme Court has af- firmed the decision of the lower court, in the case of Charles Kelly vs. the Fourth of July Mining Company. This suit hinged on the question whether a mine owner or his representative is sup- posed to furnish and sufficiently and safely timber a tunnel of a mine being worked, or whether the miner is to look after his own safety in that regard. The plaintiff, on May 27, 1891, was rendered helpless for life, by the alleged negli• gence of the defendant in not properly timbering the tunnel, a quantity of dirt and rock falling upon . him in conse• quence. He sued for $50,000 and was awarded $15,000 damages. Prospecting and assessment work in Warm Springs district is especially ac- tive just now, and some good surface showings are being made. This partic- ularly is true of a prospect belonging to Sam Tucker, located near the Badger. At a depth of about 0 feet he uncovered a chute of oxidized iron varying in width from S to 10 inches, sprinkled with galena and assaying between $40 and $50. He is still sinking on the lead and has several tons of the ore sacked for shipment. At the Badger, while drifting, they have taken out considerable iron pyrites upon which they have recently had assays made showing it to carry as high as 8180 in gold. Ed. Ellis and Frank Beals, who own the Grand View, an extension of the Badger, are now at work sinking the shaft now on the property, to a greater depth, when they expect to drift in on the lead with the expectation of being able to show up a good body of ore. They have two or three tons of fine galena ore on the dump, taken from the shaft, which is down about 50 feet. Advertised Letter List Advertised letters in the Lump City postoffice for the month ending August 31st, 1595: Ward, Samuel Currie, Frank 2 Carney, Mr. Conway, J. J. 3 Clifton, Wm. Campbell, Newman Dyes, J. P. Drew, William Mansey August Matto in, John Noonan, Johnnie Riggs, George F. Himmel. Fred J. Richards, James Sherwood, Wm. 2 Swan, James Goes, Mrs. Spire, George L. Keilhauer, Hermann Turner, Richard Johnson, Andrew 2 Thompson. S. E. MeLellan, Irwin W. Tibbete, A. T. Mattson, Jack Wood, Mrs. B. F. Killed in th. Little Nell. Peter Burg was instantly killed in the bottom of the Little Nell shaft, last Thursday evening at about half past eight o'clock. He was at work at the lowest level of the mine, the 350, run- ning the car, when, for some unknown reason, the box that was used for land- ing the bucket on fell from the 250 foot level above, striking Burg on the top of the head, killing him instantly. The body of the unfortunate man was immediately hoisted out of the shaft and placed in the shaft bowie and the Coroner at Boulder notified of what had oocurred by telephone. Burg came to Lump about the middle of last June from Helena and soon there- after went to work in the Little Nell mine. lie was unmarried, and so tar as known has no relatives in this country, exoept a brother living in Kansas. He was a native of Sweden. When the cor- oner's jury examined the body, where it had been laid in the shaft -house when taken from the mine, there was found on his person something over $800.00 be - aides some Mexican coins and his last month's check roui the mine, also a sil- ver wateh an a few silver coins, in all about $2. The only other efTects he was known to pereeene was his blankets and tent. The Miners' I'mon took charge to drift on th• lead at the foot level and if they feel entiatioil with the ra et his, body and be will be buried te -da y suite to run another critssout at the in the little graveyard 1.dw fw i Ll L um p bottom of the shaft, to the leal and and Clancy. otope down the ore. if a sufficient body This is the second fatal accident that is enoountered to juetify This is a very has \ecurred in the mine' of this gulch promeeng prospect. and if properly since the oommennement of the lireetint ,b,,,i„ p ,d wi ll dou b timus ma k e a m i na , work here, Albert Rosenow having been killed by the fall of a bucket while working in a prospect opposite the Little Alma blot I >eeember. The followili bi c ia the verdict of the jury We, the piry empanelled to hear the evidenc4. in the matter of the inqueet Peter Hark, who being killed at the Little Nell mine, Jefferimtn (1o, State of Montana, find from the evidence as given that hie death was purely accidentel, and attach 11‘ , 1.411à 0 MI thin part of the e Special Mining Machinery of all ni. ,,,TigidAration was 1:7,0.000. ierilooment or the rompany: kinds made to order. Mi ‚isis and Prieliectiira iiipplie« of all kinds Work promptly attended to on short notirsè * * minima rimrr. The Granite Mountain Co. baa recent- ly purchased the Bullion, at Basin, for $100,000. It is reported that a deal has j es t been i•loned in Butte by which an Eng- Cars and Rneketx, Trark Iron, fish myrelieate has purchased thirty gold Car Meek Iron and Dram claims, known as the Clippwr group, in Castings, rte. Madieon eounty, and fiirmarly owned hy A. M. tiVrmAxeri, Agent, Miner Offine. THE KING SOLOMON. The King Solomon has added • car of rich ore to the output of the gilloh this week. While sinking a winze about 150 feet west of the shaft on the '200 foot level a chute of black sulphuret iron ore was uncovered, vtrying in width from one to two feet. The winze was sunk to the depth of 30 feet showing this chute to continue from the surface of the drift to the bottom. The work of stop. ing down this ore is now going on. • 5, THE HARVEY. This property was bonded this week from the owners, James Timan and Mrs. Harvey, by .1. .J. Martin and George Mc- Dougal, for $9,000, the bond running one year Considerable work has been done on the mine, a shaft having been stink 100 feet, and ii crose-out made to th e lead at the fifty -foot level, where oon siderable ore of Ain exceptionally high grade character was found, some assay- ing as high RP 3,00o ounces. It is the intention of Messrs Martin McDougall Morris A Elting and C•rman Bennett The drilling oontest held in Cr , PPle Creek, Sept 4th, was eon by Frcy they nneFullon, of Butte ‚tint., who drilled ati 15 113 inehee in granite in in minutee Burns anil Campbell, of Butte, won at JUDI) C. S T m i m . Forsmaii Theron W. Robinson Chai 1. Knopp Rout A Graham Nicholas Richard. John (bills $2.00 A YEAR. NATI'ItE AN A REFINICIt. Natural influence* Acting t'pan Nugget* iif r-oid Toward Purifying Them. It is a fact well known to gold miners, but to few others, that in the same river channels the smaller piece. of water -worn gold are purer than the larger ones. It is also true that the ex- terior layer of the water -worn nuggets is finer than the interior. This phe- nomenon is readily explained. Native gold always contains silver, and on the average, about one -tenth of a nugget conoists of the white metal. This is much more easily corroded than the gold, anil is attacked, for example, by sulphureted hydrogen, and by common salt, both Ordinary ingredieate of sur- face waters. Such substances act upon Lb. silver close to the surface of a nug- get and dissolve it away, or convert it into brittle compounds which wear away as the nugget is rolled forward beneath the heavy stones at the bottom of a stream. These facts are not altogether commonplace to -day, and yet the more essential of them have been known since ancient times. Thus Pliny an- nounced that river gold is refined by the, stream itself, and by the attrition tic- companing the movement of the metallic particles down stream. Oviedo, the companion of Columbus, had a curiously sound view of the whole history of gold. In his \History of the Indies,\ printed in 1515, one finds statements to the following effect: Gold is generated in the entrails of the earth, but it is born at or near the tops of the mountains, whence the storm waters sweeb it slowly downward into the gulches and ravines. As it progresses in its journey it lose. its originally rough and crinkled con- figuration, becoming rounded and at the genie tinia purified so that in one and the same stream bed it is found in greater purity in proportion as the distance from it. birthplace (the vein) increases, but also in less abundance. H e nce he concludes that much time, in fact many years, are requisite to affect its trans- portation and purification through the action of water. Oviedo's wording is even more quaint than this paraphrase, but his ideas are as modern as the latest grauduate could desire. Well, after all, medieval miners are the intellectual an- cestors of modern geologists. Cosmo- politan. Ti' Dispel Powder Smoke Having been greatly troubled with the vapors arising from the continued explosions of giant in driving a tunnel on a southern Utah mining property, one of the pioneer mining men of that terr.tory has just discovered a eery valuable neutralizer for the smoke and noxious fumes which would cling to the tunnel despite the presence of ventila ting time+. Ile called into play sonie scientific knowledge possessed by him and as a result now has little or no trouble with the vapors. With an or- dinary fruit tree spray pump the fore- man in the tunnel blows lime water into the hanging smoke and gases and the lime neutralizea the latter to such an e xtent that the tunnel is rapidly cleared and ‚horion may return to their work at the Kee. The lime water la rnade by slacking a small quantity of lime in a bucket of water and of the latter but a small quantity is needed at each spray ing.- • Bette Inter Mountain. The Northwest Miners' Association. We are in receipt of a circular calling • meeting of the Northwest Miners' Aseociation, to lei held ()et 2nd and 3rd, at Spokane, to which all miners, mining mon and those interested in the mining industry are cordially invited. The ob- ject of this association, an soit forth in the circular, is to effect cloner relations among the mining men of the North west, both as to th• protection of the mining interests with referene,e to legis- lation, arid for the purpose of more widely iliffuming the knowledge of proper method, and mean.' for more successful mining, as well as other very laudable objects if interest to all who have any interest in ruining either directly er in- directly Such as association, put in proper anil harmonious working order, can do great good in the interest of our mining industry and it phonic] reeeive the hearty support and o() operation of all who bave any interest in mining, the greatest induetry of the North west. At an eleetion of °Moore, held lent Tiouidav evening, September :trid, at their hall in this oily, the following were elected (Aileen; of Clancy Minere' • I'nion, for the next air months. Preeident, I I ugh Mclean. vie* president, Alien NleClinton, finannial aeoretary, J. Wil- kinson The following were eleeted a. trustees the unioe C. Larson, FA. Stillman, A. L. lefeDaniels, Peter Michaeln, Colquist.