The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.) 1895-1895, September 28, 1895, Image 1

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t it t two hem oar* m it er in IS in ttn , 1 him ‚drug ntee. 't TheLump eity Miner. LUMP CITY,MONTANA SATURDAY ‘,EPIEMUER 28, 1895 VOL. 1.—No. 39. $2.00 A YEAR. For Milling Supplies and Machinery OF GOOD, SUBSTANTIAL AND HONEST QUALITY, AND FOR PROMPT and INTELLIGENT SERVICE, go to A. M. HOLTER II.ARDWARE CO. 113 and 115 North Main Street, HELENA, MONTANA Montana Lumberrallanufacturing Co. MINING TIMBERS and BUILDING MATERIAL of ALL KINDS. Yard, Located at HELENA and BUTTE. GANS & KLEIN, Manufacturers and Retailers of First -Class Clothing. beg to announoe 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. tIANS a KLEIN, NEW YORK, HELENA AND BUTTE THE PEOPLE'S STORE, 513 and 515 Broadway, Helena, Mont. HEADQUARTERS FOR Groceries, Tinware and Notions, CHINAWARE, Hay, Grain and General Merchandise, CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. CHARLES H. HENTON, Prop. This space belongs tii the hump 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 ( of progress is before it. FRED SASS, I:45 S Main Street, H1CLMIIIA. Helena Iron Works M•nritnetureer A Or Cant and Ilutlietx, Trait Iron, Car Wheels, Iron and Brag' Fine Domestic Cigars, Castings. eft,. Siwrial Mining Machinery of all kinds made to order. All kinds of l'ipes, Smoking and Chew- Minera' and Pespeetore PlippliAa of all k aide Work promptly attended ing Tobseeoft. to on abort notice N..rt* belt intim Men Iewnplered A M Agent, Miner OffIne MINES AND MINING. Regular Weekly Clean-up from the Mines of the Lump Gulch District. Mining Note, and Items at the Day of an Interesting Charatiter. Bar silver, 66%. Lead, $3.15. Copper, $12.25. ORE SHIPMENTS POR tHE WEEK. Liverpool 2 cars. Little Nell 1 \ Free Coinage 2 \ King Solomon 1 \ Willard 1 \ Total 7 * The fame of Lump has, to a certain extent, become noised abroad in the land. During the past week several parties have been here from distant parts spying out the fatness of the soil, looking up special bargains in either gold or silver prospects, which would seem to indicate that if silver mines can be found with ore in them rich enough to leave a margin of profit after paying running expenses buyers 'can be found with sufficient faith in the country to examine them for purchase. In these days of depressed silver, purchasers of prospects or mines producing only the white metal are scarcer than hen's teeth. But every dog has its day, they say, and jut -it now it seems to be the other dog's turn. The leading financial and miner- alogioal journals in the east, however, predict a slightly higher price for silver in the immediate future, and the prob- abilities are that the political wire pull- ers will see that the price goes up a peg or two—provided it will serve to pull the wool over the eyes of the voters. Bro. P. T. Barnum, the great showman, is authority for the statement that the American people like to be humbugged. That was a random statement of the old gentleman's which came pretty nearly telling the truth. They have been hum- bugged with the tariff for some years and were told thgt changee in it we were doomed to d e erdction as a nation; we are to -day being humbug- ged by farce legislatures, farce courts, and farce justice. But the biggest hum- bug that has been inflicted on a long- suffering public since the dawn of civi lization is the tub of wind that now occupies the American presidential chair. When his term of office expires he ought to be caged with John Sher- man and Hooper, and placed on exhibi- tion as dime museum freaks. \ The mills of the Gods grind slow, but they grind fine,\ and even this grist will be milled after a while, then we can look for different times. And Deese in • * * They bave a little more than half a car- load already out. Nine men are at work there. Messrs. Miles Cavanaugh and Beattie represent one-third interest and Messrs. Grobe and Hinton two-thirds. Sorne specimens from the shaft; which were brought down during the week, were fine samples of high grade ore.. There is no water in the shaft as yet, though the ground is getting somewhat damp, which would indicate that it is not far to water. As soon as there is sufficient water to run the engine the hoist used on the Washington and later on the Hope, will be set up there, when we may expect a repetition of the rapid development displayed at the Hope. * * THK CHIPMUNK. The discovery spoken of in these columns as having been made by H. J. Forbes, in Corral gulch, a little gulch coming into Lump, and about six miles above Lump City, is to be developed to some extent during the coming winter, if present negotiations, now pending in Helena, go through. A. J. Cupplea and H. T. Forbes are the present owners and they expect to dispose of a one-half interest in the location for a certain amount of development work to be done on the property. The lode has a strong surface cropping ---between ten and twelve feet where it was eut by the creek and exposed during the high water last spring and summer, and shows vast quantities of red oxide of iron. This material carries gold and silver, THE HARVEY. This property ia located about 1500 feet east of the old Legal Tender mine, one ot the famous bonanzas of \ye olden times.\ It is held under bond by Megan. Martin and McDougall, from the Har- vey estate and James Tyman. There is a shaft on the property, sunk by Jamie; Cavanaugh. 106 feet in depth, from the bottom of which a crosscut has been run south 41 feet which just reached the lode when he abandoned operatitens and threw up the bond. The shaft has about 40 feet of water in it, and Messrs. Martin and McDougall put in it platform at the water level and started a new cri ss:tut southwest and hive jest cut the lode which shows a small quantity of very high grade ore, which gives an assay re- turn from n hatol sample of 923 ounces silver per ten. It is Ow intention of these gentlemen te drift on the lode west anti cem menve steping anti tak- ing out ore. They have a bond for twelve months on two-thirds of the mine, bond to run for one year, fifteen per cent royalty on all ores shipped, sanie te apply on the payment, of the bond if they decide to take it up. The prolialiihtiee are that these gentlemen will !nuke 144)tiw money «ut of the Har- vey. • • I IIF NIO(.41% A bond has been taken, for a year from the 20th of this month, on the Williams gold mine, located between Unionville and Park City, by Samuel McConnell and others. The Williams mine was located some twenty years ago, or more, and some five or six years ago a stock company was organized to work it, and they put a shaft down 100 feet when they ran out of money, and there has only been three or four hund- red dollars worth of work done there since. The Williams mine ie suppoeed to be an extension of the famous Whit - latch -Union lode, from which aboutie; $7,000,000 in gold h been taken. The pay streak on the WhitlateleUnion was worked up to a \fault\ and lost, since which time it has never been found. The shaft on the Williams location is ouppoeed to lie located west of this break or \fault\ leaving it between the two locations. Mr. McConnell will put machinery on the mine eutfilicient to handle the water and open the property in several places. The company was stocked for $200,$200,(M)0, 200,C00 shares, par value $1 each, and • eufficient number of these shares have been placed in escrow to give him control of the prop- erty if his operations n the none item onstrate that he wants them. The thevelopment on Itile property IS progressing nicely, as Is also the quan- tity of ore being uncovered, to say no- thing ef the oualit, el is of the best.a fart which elute, be am gratifying to thon\ immediately interested ne it. la to the itenfetill 111/hhfe, /UPI particularly these interested in the proaperity of the Lump gulch district. The shaft has reached a depth of 110 feet,,which, with a 441 feet drift wee, et present renege tutee the amount of development on the property. The ore streak is from *tee to thirteen inchesin width, and i t averagesfrom 3no to 400 ounces per nin IN I surra. Affidavit for annual representation for the Mountain Top, Mountain Side, Vir ginja, Maryland and Malone quartz be mining ((home, Lump gulch district, have been filed by George McGowan, et al. trict and bide fair to become a mine of no mean proportions. There has been considerable placer gold taken out of Lump gulch this season, perhaps more then in any other season in its history, though the gulch has been worked in a small way for the past four years. This year, however, there have been three claims working on • bed rook, and they have taken out in the neighborhood ot 810,000 in gold, and they are not thr6ugh yet. It is not possible to get the exact returns in this connection, but the figures here quoted are not far from the mark. The contract on the Katie is about finished, work on the last twenty feet now being in progress. The Katie has not developed as fast as was anticipated though it has held its own during the progress of the work. The Kleinschtnidt Bros. have decided upon the point where they will attack the Hidden Sunlight and work will com- mence there at once. They will sink 200 feet and drift 100 feet for an interest The gold strike made by Messrs. Don- ahue and Shanks is called the Nettie Irene. The shaft is now 18 feet deep, the pay streak is ten incheswide, and there is five feet of quartz. The ore always $1.18 gold and 39 ozs. silver. They have already taken out fifty sacks of ore twenty, -five of which have been sent to East Helena to be sampled. ' The Free Coinage mine is shipping though not in very large quantities, but ore to Omaha for treatment. This is a it is thought that development work new departure for the ores of Lump will show ore there in a short time. If gulch. Heretofore the ore product of the deal goes through, a whim will be this section has been treated at East put up and a shaft sunk on the lode. Helena and it is perhaps a good thing e e that the experiment of treating the ores WILLIAMS. THE elsewhere are to be tried. The smelter charges for Lump guleh ores, at East Helena, have ranged from $14 to $24 Per ton, according to the per °outage Of zinc contained in the ores, and it is not like- ly that the Omaha charges for smelting will be materially different for the same class of ores, which would probably be offset, even though they were consider- ably lees by the increased transporta- tion charges. Just as this number of the Minna goes to press we are informed by Mr. Martin that he has uncovered fifteen inches of ore in the Harvey, located east of the old Legal Tender. Always from a sample taken from across the vein are now being made, the result of which we will announce later. The Evening Poet's special financial cablegram from London, dated Sept. 28, says: The Anaconda rnine has been bought up and is to be floated here shortly. The rise in copper was on re- vived reports of a combination for the restriction of the output. The markets generally were strong, the unpleasant - new; of the far eastern question being disregarded by operators in their pres- ent mood. The feature of the day is the rush for west Australian minee, many of which are higher. Henry C. Freeman, who made a par- tial examination of the minee of Lump gulch and vicinity last May, in the inter- est of the Engineering and Mining Jour- nal, of New York, was continuing his investigations again this week, the re- sult of which, will, no doubt, appear in an article to that journal in the near future. Mr. Freeman is a painstaking, The Iron Cap hoist haa been taken conservative mineralogist and an article down and shipped to Granite Butte, from hen should contain ground infor- where O. R. Allen has a bond on a mation. claim. The machinery was shipped by rail to Marysville, and thence by team to Granite Butte. Work on the Pilot, owned by W. L. Vitiate, and B. G. Lott, is being pushed rapidly forward The car of ore shipped fr um there s V:14e1C or twi since, proved more than satisfactory, netting nearly sno per ton. Blanket for annual representation of quartz claims can be procured at this office, for tive petits each. Every miner in the State Fhould ale with the county recorder an affidavit setting forth that log annual representation work for the current year hail been done. It only e(sts A trifle and is often the mean(' of saving huntiredm of dollars As noon as roi finish your Rlif14‘tifelléent, ROO to it that you tile an atlidavit te that (eon. H. A. 'Curlier, who loeated the Home- etak•, at the heel of Warm Springs creek, mometiene since, has mold a one half interest to R, A Wise and othe rs for $1,000 Thp showing nt A depth of 12 feet, was very fine, ex peeing a vein of ore aleeit one ftwit in width, which has widened anui at a depth of 21 feet they now have le inched'. Th. ore is exewp tionally high grade for this district, running from MO to WO ouneee et silver and from $13 to $12 in gold and from no fe 50 per cent lead_ This ia one of the most promising prtspecte in the die LUMP'S FUTURE Round to Ile • Oreat Camp -Rome Inter - eating Thine, in Helena, Lump Ouleh is beyond doubt one of the richest, mineral districts in the world. I te impertanee to Helena cannot be over- rated It, is a point of interest to every man in Helena who has the welfare of the city at heart. In like manner the great eetabliehment of Weinstein At Co. hie(' by the retailing of all kinds of mer- eliandise at prince below any competi- tion. grown to be the lending place of the greater part of the population of Merit one. This houes needs little intro- duction to Lump gulch people, for it hoe beyond question shipped more goods in- to this vicinity than any other one house in the country. People who no not visit helena regularly, however, are not aware how really immense the business has grown, and what an immense stock ia narrioti. \A\Iiile this ferrn deal in every- thi ng mee t by Montana people, they seem to be making special attractions just ; now in Dry tioods, Boots and Shoe., Clothing, Hardware, Stoves, sad in Wines and Liquor*. Their three floors are oroveled with ountomere, and on a recent visit we were surprised to end how much lower were their prime than theee usually (eked for similar goods. ed..

The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.), 28 Sept. 1895, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.