The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.) 1895-1895, September 14, 1895, Image 1

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The Lump City Miner.e. , e VOL. 1.—No. 87. LUMP CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1895. $2.00 A YEAR For Mining Supplies and Machinery OF GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL AND HONEST QUALITY, AND FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to A. M. HOLTER HARDWARE CO. 118 and 116 North Main Street, HELENA, MONTANA. Montana Lumber Manufacturing Co. MINING TIMBERS and BEILDLIG MATERIAL of ALL RODS. Yards Located at HELENA and BUTTE. A. N. 'DAMS, 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. HEADQUABnints FOR Groceries, Dry Goods, Tinware, Notions, CHINAWARE, Hay, Grain and General Merchandise, CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. CHARLES H. HENTON, Prop. • This space belongtto 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. .40 Helena Iron Works FRED BAS, 1:11% NI Main Sfreed. Malinfnel n rev HICLOC N A. Fine Domestic Cigars, And poodoir In All kinds of Pipes, Smoking anil Chew- ing Tohatreom. Enna lint Union fin Mnipinyodi On Cars and Rntlietx, Truk ken, Car W.Imela, Iron and Braga ( Caatinp, etc. Specig s l Mining Machinery of all 'kinds made to order. Miners' and Proapectors supplied, of all kinde. Work promptly attended to on abort notice. A. M. WILLIAMH, Agent, Miner Office. MINES AND MINING. Regular- Weekly Clean-up from the Mines of the Lump Gulch District. Mining Notes and Items of the Day of an Interesting eltarneter, Bar silver, 67. Lead, $3.25. Copper, $12.25. ORE SHIPMENTS FOR THE WEEK. Liverpool 2 cars. Little Nell 1 \ Free Coinage 2 \ Total 5 Mining matters in Laimp Gulch have continued in the even tenor of their way during the week just passed, all of the shipping properties either sending to market the usual quantity of \high grades,\ or have it in their ore houses ready to market. Nearly all of these mines are preparing to sink again, and soon another 100 feet will be added io all directions to our depth here. In this connection we will add that the ore Is not expected to fall off any in qu tiny, as depth is attained, while it is expected to increase very materially in quantity —at least that has been the experience down to the present depth. Fascinating as is the work of breaking virgin ground in the search for the metals bearing gold and silver, it yet takes a stout heart to put the wheels of machinery in motion for this purpose in these days of unjust and dishonest dis- crimination against the mining industry; and only in the hope of better days to come, and by working mines producing the highest grade of ore, is it possible to do so. That the voters of the United States will suffer this wrong to go un - rebuked the minere of the West do not believe; that the name of Sherman, Hooper, et al., will go down to posterity linked along with that of Benedict Arnold, blacker and more odious than his, if that is possible, they know; that the mien far-reaching and infamous political crime in tbg,. e history of civil- ized nations will ‚borne day be righted by the voioe of the people on whose shoul- ders the burden now rests so heavily they believed to be a settled fact, mosoon as the searchlight of truth now being turned on through the campaign of ENII1 - cation inaugurati by the silver men has penetrated the gloom and enlighten- ed the masses on this question. The upheaval will dethrone and un - crown Brutus Cleveland. and the pare llel of \Great Ciesar dead and turned to clay, stopping a hole to keep the winds away,\ will be complete and the silver sun of prosperity emerge from behind the clouds of crime and flood the land with prosperity. • LONE SIAS. This is a property which is just now attracting some attention, though as yet purely a prospect. \Fill , claim is owned by Mr. Ed. Carney, and is located about half a mile a little north of west of the Liverpool. At present th• shaft is only twenty eight feet deep. but it discloses a fine ledge of quartz about five feet wide between walls, carrying a streak of high grade ore from six to eight inches in width, and which has been continuous from the surface. Seu \rai tons of ore have already been taken out, and the prospects are promising for more. There are many excellent locations in the neighborhood of the hone Star, though but little work hag so far been done in that immediate vicinity. We look for s'il\' of thee' 'ape' -te to make mines during another year, and the Lone Star will be them. • • THE The Norma ia meeting all expectations as work advance& Tlis shaft has reach ed a depth of betweer, .«) and 100 feet, and as yet no water has been encounter ed. At about 60 feet It small streak of ore was brought to light which has con tinned all the way down and at the bottom of the shaft is hum ten to twelve inches in width Th• character of the ore is high grads, being bromides, chlorides and sulphurete. At 75 feet A drift is being run from which ore ia being taken, and that, together with what (Ionise from the shaft, is being sorted an d sac k e d Something over one hundred narks nre now on th• dump. Two men are working in th• shaft And one in the drift, with two ore sortsrs. That the Norma will make a mine no one acquainted with the situation ia in cline() to doubt,. • • • RACY 1111.714 The contract for 201feet of sinking on this property is finished, or practically so, and a new deal will probably be entered into there. We are informed that a steam hoist will be put up and another contract let. There has been some ore in the shaft on this property sines the commencement of work, and ore comes to the surface in several places along the vein, and it would therefore seem that when developed to a sufficient depth the Baby Helen can hardly fail to make a mine. * * * HORSESHOE. Martin McKenzie and Messrs. Reed and Gordon have just bonded to Messrs. Merrill & Miller, for $12,000, eighteen months life of bond, their Horseshoe mine, located in Kelly gulch, about four miles from the mouth of Clancy gulch. They have already started eight men to work on the property and have a foot solid of high grade ore similar to that produced by the Liverpool and other mines of this minerel zone. George A. Bailey has charge of the mine. The mine is being worked by a tunnel which has now reached a length of 125 feet When this tunnel has been driven in an- other 25 feet an upraise will be made to the bottom of a shaft which was sunk some time ago to prospect the vein. A large chunk of the ore of the Horehshoe was contributed to the MINER cabinet during the past week. It looks good enough to eat. * * OWSLEY. Messrs. Sylvester and Shakespeare shipped a ton of ore last week from the Owsley mine, at the head of Lump gulch, to the smelter at East Helena, as a test to find out whether the ore would pay for mining and treatment. The re- turns they got were very satisfactory, the ore oontainirg 71 ounces of silver, 65 per cent lead, and $8 in gold per ton, which according to the present prices would figure out at about $96.40 per ton. They were informed by the smelter people that they would treat that class of ore at $8 per ton and that they would come to the dump and get every pound of it that they could produce. They will prospect the ptoperty a little further in the shaft they are now sinking in the tunnel, about 75 feet in from its . mouth, and if the present ore chute holds out, as it now gives every indication of doing they will upraise to the surface, about thirty feet or thereabouts, and try to lease the hoist now on the Crescent mine and inove it over to the Owsley anti go to work on a more extensive scale. • At IN INO NOTES. Work on the Hidden Sunlight will start up soon, we understand. On the G. B. & Q. the ore gives evi- dence of widening and the quality seems to have us derided gold tendency. An assay lately made from the gray copper taken horn th• shaft lately., ran away Ilp in the pictures. There is no work being done at pres- ent on the Muskegon, and it, is not now known when there will be. The Abe Lincoln is else taking a rest. Both of these prospects ar» a the average, and On both there hiu; been eonsiderable money expended. Somebody, seine day, will mak• mines out of them. Joe Lutterell and Phillips, old tine , . miners of the Rimini district, are to be e engra tiiiat k el on the (emcee/did starting up (if the ten stamp mill on the gold property lately lease') and bonded by them to Butte parties. The ten stamp mill is already in operation and the grade finished for ten additional stamps. The shaft on the property is down to a depth of 100 feet, and the showing of rich, free milling ore ia said to be eroellent. The mine is near the Josephine, about eight miles from Rimini. The Josephine is another excellent property which it is said shows slight signs of coming to life again. The Supreme Giurt of Montana hua rendered ii sieeision of interest in regarding the notice of 'ovation of min ing RS f1,110VVR: 1:11(10r OW statute, requiring one who diacovera a mining claim to tile R elarntery statement, of Fitieli dimoovery or locittion, on oath, deaeribing Raid elaini in the manner provided by the laws of the United State«, the statement meet be of the diecovery or location, ma well as of the deettription of the rind an affidavit w m e r ely „tat» th a t \the description of said lode,\ is true, is fatally defect lue Th o , i n n i ernên t. ¡ r , verifloation tif n Iceation notice, that the locaters have nomplied with the requiremente\ of law and local customs regulating mining locations, is merely a renclusion of law, and 'boa wit verify any fact. MoCowrIll VA MeLay, 40 Pacific Report\ (lt Man Killed Near Virginia City While Rob- bing Sluice Boxes. About one o'clock Tuesdaï, morning a man, supposed to be Milton Bowers, was shot and instantly killed by Joseph Hyde, while in the act of robbIng sluice boxes in the placer diggings of Wm. Hall near Summit, in Alder gulch, says the Independent. It seems that Hyde was on guard that night-- which was a very dark and rainy one—and hearing a sue- picious noise he stumbled down the em- bankment and made his way up the line of flume boxes, when within lesa than three box lengths, or about 32 feet, of the source of alarm, he levelled a 38 - calibre pistol on a parallel with the flume and fired at random. At the re- port a dim form was seep to drop splashing into the water. Hyde con- tinued up the flume, when he stumbled over the prostrate body of a dead man. The man was struck by the bullet a trifle back of the top of his cranium— showing that he must have been in a stooping positicn and in the sot of rais- ing the riffle blocks of the flume. Upon investigation, it was found that one box had been cleaned up; about $50 in gold dust deposited in an old ore sack and two blocks removed from the seoond box. A bit of candle, a chisel, gold pan and a gold dust scoop lay near at hand. The body was brought to Virginia City, where it was recognized by quite a number as one Milton Bowers, who had worked in the Easton, Bertha and other mines; but others declared emphatically that it was not Bowers. Deceased was a well built, good looking man, had bright bluish gray .yea, right eye -lid in- clined to droop, high cheek bones, heavy light sandy moustache, had lost the third toe of the right foot, weight about 175 pounds and height five feet, 11 inches. His face appears to be familiar to hotel keepers and others in the city, yet they differ as to his identity. The initials on a plain gold ring, found on the hand of the body, are G. M. B. Joe Hyde is a pioneer of Alder gulch, having worked here continually since the discovery of gold. It was reported to -day that Bowers was wanted in Butte for highway robbery. The Free Coinage, the Little Nell and the Liverpool furnish the ore product for the week, with a total output of five cars. It will not be many months before the number of regular shippers will be doubled as well as the output. The Society of Montana Pioneers, and the sons and daughters of pioneers, held their seventh annual meeting in Helena this week. The meeting was not well attended. It claimed that Montana will receive • revenue from the sale of beef cattle this year of $7,000,0(X), something like 200,000 head of cattle being the beef output that will contribute to this end. The union men in this camp are to be congratulated in their wise choice in electing for their president, Mr. Hugh McLean. The vote was alwoet unani- moue, so we understand. /le is a man with a strong personality and plenty of ability, and with the full support of the Union at the back of him, we hope his duties will be a pleasure to him, and rirove a success to all parties conoerned. President McLean is very ably support- ed by Mr. Allen McClinton, in the chair as vice-president. Taking everything into oonsideration, we congratulate the Union in their very wise and efficient choice. The Alta Mine. Th. Alta, situated about three miles from Wiokea, in a northeasterly direc- tion of th• town, has been the main sup- port of the town for some years. There are more than 25o men employed in the mine, and most of the business is done with Wielcee, with the exeeption of the suppliee needed at the mine which comes chiefly from Helena on the North ern Pacific railroad. The Alta is the most extensively operated property in Jefiereon county. At first the ores were taken from a tunnel, but this was soon stoped to the surface, which necessitat- ed the cxnnpany putting in an electric hoist a distance from the mouth of the tunnel, since which time all of the ores have been taken from the shaft. The ore is hoisted and dumped in chutes from which it is transported to the com- pany's coneentrritor at Corbin over a narrow gauge railroad of their own. Corbin Is Alt IlAt4/41 about f'''ir miles east of Wicked , ' and it ham a population near in size te its sister town. There is no mining of ooneequenee at Corbin anti the people depend almost entirely on the oonnentrator fer support. There are numerous small mines about the Alta mine and vicinity from whieh a lot ot OlistiMI Ore is shipped to many of the smelters of the state. • •

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