The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.) 1895-1895, September 21, 1895, Image 1

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.1 t The Lump City Miner. VOL. 1.—No. 38. LUMP CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 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. FIOLTER HARDWARE CO. 113 and 118 North Main Street, . - - HELENA, MONTANA. Montana Lumber *Manufacturing Co. MINING TIMBERS and BUILDING MATERIAL of ALL KINDS. Yard. Located at HELENA and BUTTE. GrANS & lannfatterers and Retailers of First -Class Clothing. tw to announce fresh arrivals of Fall and Winter Clothing, Miners' Coate and Rubber Boots, Hydraulic Hose and Nozzles. Special attention paid to mail orders. Fully equipped Merchant Tailoring Department. Lowest prices consistent with the quality of goods sold. OANS a KLEIN, NEW YORK, HELENA AND BUTTE THE PEOPLE'S STORE, 513 and 515 Broadway, Helena, Mont. HEADQUARrgas FOR Groceries, Tinware and Notions, • CHINAWARE, Ray, Grain and General Merchandise, CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. CHARLES H. HEN'FON, Prop. tAr 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. ,,e1 FRED SASS, 136 N. Main Street, HELENA Mannftwtnrar Fine Domestic Cigars, And Dettloff In All Manly of Pipes, Smoking and Chew- ing Tobseeoe. N»ne belt ratan Men Frinployeirl Helena iron Works MINES AND MINING. Regular Weekly Clean-up from the Mines of the Lump Gulch District. Mining Notes and Item. of lhe Day or an InterectIng Character. Bar silver, 663. Lead, $3.20. Copper, $12.25. * * ORE SHIPMENTS FOR THE WEEK. Liverpool .. 2 care. Little Nell 1 64 Free Coinage 1 \ Badger 1 \ Total 5 e • Lump gulch has never been brought to the notice of %stern capitaliste, or capitalist' in any quarter of the country for that matter. Intas steadfastly been the purpose of the MINER, in its reports of the different preperties of this dis- trict, to hew as amely to the line :in possible, believing that there is nothing of a permanent nature to be gained by exaggeration or misrepresentation. Fol- lowing this line of policy, the outside world have never heard of our greatness or possibilities of greatness, in a miner- alogical sense. Lump will never be, in our opinion, a camp calculated to be at all alluring to great operators. The ore veins are, so far as yet opened, not sufficient in body to attract the attention of monied syn- dicates—who are always looking for something for nothing. But this camp cannot be improved on, for men with limited means, who will use common horse sense in their selection of proper ties. Every mine in this section now daily producing ore has been made by men with faith in the district, faith in the restoration of silver, and with but little money in their pockets to begin with. Before the close of the year there will be perhaps ten properties lifted from mere prospects and made mines of. If another year dote equally as well we shall be satisfied, and there is now no good reason to think that it will not do so. The mines that are now shipping ore in this section are Paying handsomely— perhaps better than in any other silver district in the United States to -day. This is due to the uniform high grade character of the ore product. These same mines would be bonanzas, as fa - Moils RS any of the early days, if only silver was worth what it was ten years ago. When the horny -handed sons of toil put their shoulders under the plat- form at the next presidential election and straighten up their manly forms, they will not only lift a silver president into the chair, but will so emphatically rebuke the financial policy now being administered in honi» path ic dories by the fat lubber in control of attain; at Wash- ington, that he will solicit some of his friends to take him by the hand anil lead him out into the woods and loee him. Or Can and Illeltetit, Trail Iron, Car Wheela, Iron and Bran Ciatingo, etc. Special ining Mae,hinery of all kinds made to order. Miner* . and Proapectere suppliee of all kinds. Work promptI7 attended te on short notice A. M. WO.I.TAMR, Agent, Miner Offine • • 1.0N1 - The disoovery nti , le en the Inverpool hill, by Mr. Ed. Carlit , gives promise of being a genuine bonanza. It is one of the best tep showings '441 tar found here. The discovery f the Lone Star illus- trate« very forcibly the ups and downs of a prospector's life. There had been fifty or more holm; sunk on the ground, up one side and down the other, looking for the very lode found by Mr. Carney. Home years ago the ground was located by somebody, who expended consider- able mueele sinking prospect holes and running open (7114; around on the mou nt • am n Ride, but they never quite cut the lode. They came dangerouely near to it several times, but never found it., and finally gave it up n disgust. Mr. Ca r ¡ley, however, who was not in this sec Lion of the cumintry. when all this work was going on, meeepe‘l off a hatful of dirt a few feet further to the mouth of the old }mina, and the I one 'Star became a reality. Suoh is life. The woode are full of just such Wee if one only knew where to prospect for them. A whim will be put up on the property and the lode proepeeted to ooneiderable depth. • rit r v F.R1'(()L. THE LITTLE ALMA. There has been more prospecting done on this property—that is there bee been more money spent in development work than on any other mine in the gulch. On the 100 -foot level there has been a cross -out run north seventy feet, with a drift east and west 150 feet or 300 feet in all on the vein. On the 300 -foot level tffere are drifts each way from the station, on the lode 160 feet long, and a crosscut north sixty feet, and also south forty feet. This makes a total of 790 feet of drifts and crosscuts, to which must be added the 300 -foot shaft, mak- ing a grand total of 1,090 feet of develop- ment work already done on this proper- ty. So far there have been three cars of exceptionally high grade ore shipped to the smelter and there is in the ore house at the mine another car of ore awaiting transportation. A slight accident occurred at the mine this week to the compressor machinery, which will interfere a little with opera- tions, necessitating the sending Eut to duplicate the broken part. The underground surveys, made a short time ago, have established the length of a crosscut necessary to be run before encountering the Free Coinage lode, and it was expected that the cross- cut would be in that lode this week, but the breaking of the machinery will de- lay it a few days. There is six or eight inches of ore in several of the drifts, in the Little Alma, and also in the shaft some of the beat ore produced in the camp has been ex- tracted, and there is hardly a question but that a chute will be found which will soon put the property among the regular shippers of the district. • LAST CHANCE. C. M. Dunwoody and William A. Whitley, have bonded the above named property from Messrs. Miles Cavanaugh, William Treacy, John S. Harris and Geo. D. Beattie, the bond and lease to run for one year from October 1st., 1895, the consideration being $15,000, and the royalty on ores shipped 15 per cent. The Last Chance is located on the divide between Lump and Clancy gulches, on the Lump elope. It already has a shaft on it 126 feet in depth, but water came in so fast that work was compelled to stop for the time being. The location of the mine, in close prox- imity to the Norma, is an excellent one, and we hope that Messrs. Dunwoody and Whitley will succeed in making a mine out of the Last Chance. THE Ln-rux NELL. Preparations are going forward to sink another 150 feet on this property, which would make the working shaft 5(K) feet in depth. If that is dime before the Liverpool decides te go another 100 feet the Noll will have the deepest shaft in the district. The mine is running smoothly and the quantity of ores in the stories now being worked has rather increased in quantity during the past week, if anything, while the quality re mains at about the same figure. Ex- eept in the shaft the Nell is not a wet mine, though the probabilities are that from the 35(1 down more water will be encountered. tiomewhere in the neigh- borhood of thirty-five men are given employment at this mine. • * • This mine only works • day shift of miners and doesi not work on Huntley, being the only mine in the gulch wino' ing this policy Notwithstanding this, however, they gem) down regularly two ears o f o re p e r week and wenetimee throe. The ore eliiitee now being ;doped are holding their an and there is ore in sight for a bag time to come yet. Th e Liver p oo l give« employment to th irty-ffve men JEFFERSON 001:STY'S NEW SMELTER. From Gaylord, our information is to the effect that 150 men were put to work recently on the foundation for the Par- rott company's new smelter. Some of the men are excavating while the rest are working on the foundation walla. Large boarding house* are now in course of construction at the new town te take the place, of the tente which have served as temporary quarters for the meu, and it is the company's expectation to have 300 men at work there before the end of the month. The Northern Pacific spur from White- hall to Gaylord was completed a week ago and the supplies of all kinds, in. eludingfrom ten te thirty carloads of stone a day, are now being hauled into the new town. The branch line to Gay- lord is a trifle more than four miles long end it is understood that the Parrot company put up $ca,ono in oafish for its cenetruotion, which amount the railroad company will return in the shape of re bates for freight charges. The immense new ditch, which will supply the smelter with water from the Jeffereon river, has been completed with the exception of abeut 4,000 feet, at. Point of 1{o , ke, where it will have to be blasted through solid nick. • • mirsuso MOT». weeks with the principal stookholdersof the company, regarding the rebuilding of the destroyed Katie works. The oon- ference was in every way satisfactory and Mr. Glass declares that the Katie will never again be hampered with financial troubles. He has secured $100,- 000 .to start rebuilding with and the company's chief engineer was immedi- ately put to work to repair as much of the machinery as can be utilized in the, new works. The old mill cost more than $100,009, but the masonry, whish cost $30,000, and which was built for a 500 - ton plant, was not injured by the fire. The boiler, engine, rock breaker and some other machinery can also be re- paired so theit with the $100,000 secured by Mr. Glass, in the East, will be suffi- cient to put up a 500 -ton plant at once. The original plant was built for only 150 tons and its capacity increased after- wards to 400 tone. The Free Coinage made a shipment ot ore last week which netted $3,211.55 for the car load of twenty tons. There may have been better carloads of ore shipped from Lump gulch than this one, but it is pretty safe to say that if there was it was shipped from the Free Coinage mine. Messrs. Donahue and Shanks have discovered a gold lode, within the past few days, above the Little Buffalo creek, which promises to be a world-beater. The lode is said to be very strong on the surface and rune quite high in the ma terial from which President Cleveland lays \sound money\ should be exclus- ively manufactured, a recent assay going $145 in gold and 39 ounces in sil- ver to the ton—a true-blue 16 to 1 mine. F. E. Willard has taken a carload of high grade ore from a tunnel he has been running on one of his elaime dur- ing the past two months, which he will ship sometime next week. Some of these days this district will be tackled by mining men with nerve and capital, and, when that day comes, the Willard district will come to the front as one of the greatest ore producers in Montana. At the meeting of the silver forces, held in Chicago, on the 17th of this month, the following resolutions were adopted: Resolved—By the executive commit- tee of the national silver oommittee that the American bimetallist union be re- quested to join with this organization in calling a conference for the third Tues- day in December, 1895, at Chicago, to take action in formulating a plan for holding a national convention to nomi- nate candidate, for president and vice- president of the United States on a platform with a sole plank providing for the restoration of silver to its original place in the currency of our country without waitinil the action of any other nation on earth. Resolved, further, that all persons who attend said conference shall have previ- ously declared their intention in writing of placing the cilium of free coinage of silver independently by the United States above all party allegiance. Resolved, further, that the object of such conference shall be to inaugurate a distinctive silver movement for the campaign of 1896, before it is too late for effective action, to the end that all who believe in free coinage may unite for that campaign for the solution of this great question, and be left tree to re- adjust their political actions after this is settled. Resolved, further, that if said Ameri- can Bimetallic League and National Bi- metallic union shall fail to join in said call, by Nov. 1, 1895, theft the president of this organization, shall issue said call on behalf of this organization. Resolved, further, that the question of representation at said conference and the method of selecting delegates shall be settled by a conference of the presi- dents of the organization herein men tionod, and such organization shall be entitled to equal representation. The Norma improves with every foot of depth. A steam hoist will be put on the mine as »non u they get water enough to get up steam with. .lames Glass, general manager of the Basin At Bay State Mining company, has returned from Springfield, Mesa., where he has been in consultation for several The Creeeent, owned by Fred Hoes and and T. II. Clewell is said to be showing up finely. The mine is located just went of the Little Nell ad a little higher up the hill. Ore was (Recovered in the mine SORIA time ago, and we understand that it has been improving rapidly of tale. The tools and other working oonven- ienciea have been taken up to the Let Chance mine and work will be resumed there Monday Morning next. The Hope mine still remains Idle. There is an etballent Mane* for Mesa - body with money tó Make mine net ot this property. '

The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.), 21 Sept. 1895, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.