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The Lump City Miner. VOL. 1. ----No. 40. LUMP CITY, MONTANA - , SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5,1895; $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. 113 and 115 North Main Street, HELENA, MONTANA. Montana Lumber gilanufacturing Co MUM TIMBERS and BUILDING; MATERIAL of ALL KINDS. Yards Located at - HELENA and BUTTE. MINES AND MINING. Regular Weekly Clean-up from the Mines of the Lump Gulch District. gluing Notes 1111Ci Urine of the Day of an Interesting Character. Bar (silver, 67. Lead, $3.15. Copper, $12.25. * * * ORE SHIPMENTS FOR THE WEEK. (ANS ek KLEIN, Liverpool Little Nell Manufacturers and Retailers of First -Class Clothing. Free Coinage King Solomon beg to announce fresh arrivals of Fall and Winter Clothing, Miners' Coats 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. GANS • KLEIN, NEW YORK, HELENA AND BUTTE THE PEOPLE'S STORE 513 and 515 Broadway, Helena, Mont,. HEADQUAR rEltS FOR Groceries, Tinware and Notions, CHINAWARE, Hay, Grain and General Merchandise, el•••• CHEAPER THAN DIRT FOR SPOT CASH. CHARLES Il. HENTON, Prop. CLARKE The Pioneer HARDWARE AND STOVE firm of Montana. We are Agents for the Far Fam- ()tie and Justly Celebrated « The Very Best Stove that can be made. It. Hs No Equal. Goods CANNOT BE EXCELLED IN HELENA. Mail orders promptly and carefully filled. • Cla41-1.40, .11 . .nattz* •-1.1”, 42 di 44S. - MAIN STRE- ET, HE▪ LENA. 11313 81. ARTHUR P. CURTIN, Furniture, Carpets, Wall Paper, Houseffirnishing Goods. We carry the largest stock In every department in all Montana. Will occupy OUT Mam- moth New Building, opposite Hotel Helena, November 15th. (irand Removal dale now going on. Present mock must be reduced. Pianos and Organs in M'o'io Department. ARTHUR P. CURTIN, HELENA, MONTANA. 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 yotir eye ctn it and watch devel- opments. The future of Lump City is assured and a new era of progress is, before it. I. l<1 .1 ) sa Mai., Street, • inter Of H F.I.FN A. Fine Domestic Cigars, iii1 I rsitlor ill ki n de dif Pi pee, Smok ing and rhew- ing 'Felber/sm. I . 1 NI—. Pmployed Helena Iron Works 1 cars. 1 \ e) 44 Total..5 * * * The ore shipments for this week keeps pace with the record for the past, and demonstrates to all reasonable beings that Lump Gulch is in it with both feet and has couse to stay. The day has long Wm.* gone by when the chronic kick, r the croaker and the fault-finder can le - his grunting and senseless mouthinea retard the growth and progress of tlie camp. There heis been more ore, and of greater value shipped from Lump Gulch since shipments first began, about ten months ago, than from any silver ramp during a like period and under similar conditions, in the United States. This, too in the face ofa depreesed silver market with the price of silver at less than one- half its real value, if allowed to perform its legitimate functions as money, such as the original trainers of our vonstitution intended it to perform, and such as it did perform until touched with the blight of treason and infamy, by John Sherman, Hooper, et al, and finally chained and shackled by that human monstrosity Grover Cleveland. When the wave of patriotic intelligence and reason now rolling from the Rocky Mountains of the West over the inert - gage -bound and debt -ridden prairies of the Mississippi, drowning the infinitesi- mal goldhug without brains enough to, seek shelter, and finally breaking over the historic Alleghanies, washing the agents of Rothchild's, the usurers, the sharks of Wall Street, tax Leatherers, place hunters and gold god worshippers into the shoreless sea of odium and oblivion, then will our country blossom as the rose, prosperity abound, and peace and plenty be abroad in the land. Then will Lump Gulch, pouring her wealth of treasure into the lap of com- merce and trade, calling the attention of the world toiler inexhaustible supply, rise Sphinx -like, a perpetual monument to her discoverers, and those who have stood by her during the trying hour of her travail. Ore Farm and Butkets, Trark Iron, ('ar Whefls, Iron and Brus l'astingm, eit. Special M in ing M achinery of all kinds toady to order. Minere • and Proepeetere suppliee Of all kinde Wert( p r o m ptly a tt ste n s i to on short notice A. M ‚Viii I tM. ‘eent, Miner ()tu ne * * * THE HARVEY. Mr. Jas. J. Martin, who has a bond on this property, has contributed to our cabinet a large and beautiful specimen of ore, of an exceptionally high grade character, showing chlorides, bromides, black sulphurets and brittle silver. If Mr. Martin is successful in uncovering any considerable quantity of ore of this character, his fortune is made and the fame of the Harvey will rival that of the once famous Legal Tender, of which the Harvey is an extension. • • * JOHN SHOHEH. main lode, a little development may dis- I ()loft the fact that one of the main feed- ers to the wonderfully rich placer de- posits in Nelson gulch has been found. * MINING NOTES. The gold strike lately made by Messrs. Shanks and Donahue, above the Little Alma, hits been bonded by Messrs. Murray and others of the Little Alma Mining company. We did not learn the consideration, but it is said to be satis- factory to all parties, and is conditional so that work will be commenced at, once and be extensive. The Norma continues to improve rapidly and is evidently one of the com- ing great mines of the gulch. When- ever Messrs. Grobe and Houton attack a mine, if there is anything in it, it don't take them long to find it, for they are pushers from Pusherville. We admire their rustling qualities, and compliment them on their good judgment in select- ing so good a prospect as the Norma, on which to expand their energy. If the Norma keeps up its pace it will be among the shippers before snow flies. Hon. W. A. Clark, of Butte, has been selected as a member of the Central Committee of Bimetallist democrats for the State of Montana, and has written a reply to Senator James K. Jones, of Arkansas, accepting the position and pledging his most earnest assistance. In his letter of acceptance, Mr. Clark 88 ` ‚: \ 1 % ,:v ill You kinalV advise the chairman of the executive committee of my wil- lingness to serve, and ItSSU Tû him that, in the noble cause which they have es- poused, they may rely upon my earnest support. I am convinced that the only hope for the early restoration of silver lies in the suCC088 of the important movement inaugurated by the disting- uished members of the democratic party who met in convention at Memphis in July, looking to the control of the national democratic convention, and the nomination of a bimetallist for the presi- dency. I believe that this opinion is al- most universally held by the democrats of this state, and that you may confi- dently rely upon the delegation that Montana will send to the national con- vention to support no one who is not an unequiveeal and outspoken bimetallist on the basis of 16 to one. Col. R. A. Hawkins, of - Helena, has been developing the John Shobats in Nelson guldn.and haft driven in a tunnel 100 feet situ* August 15th, and has un- earthed what he thinks is a bonanza gold lode with a pay streak of free mill- ing gold quartz about three feet in width. The Shober is one of the oldest and beet known gold locations in Mon- tana, and from pet holm open ente and drifts here and there on the surface of the ground, there has been more than twenty thousand] dollars in gold pound- ed out in hand mortars. Mr. Hawkins infortne tie that some of the rock in Una lode, where the tunnel cute it, is PO plentifully 'wrinkled with gold that it is plainly visible to the naked eye. In Neleen guleii, right at the foot of the Sheber lode, Mr. Hawkins hag been work ing t lle‘ gravels to bedritek during the past Rummer with an average «Imin - up of eight dollars per day per man. Considering thé fact that threw placers were supposed to be worked out long ago, this may be eeneidered as a very Humeaeful run. Hut interest, in that locality mainlv attachee to the Shober lode It lute long boon known that a gold mine existed there ounnewhere, but the lode lbeen haul to find, though it has been often lion1.1 for by prospec- tors anti minera and some very r,•11 pockets discovered. If. as Mr. Hawk Hig etatem. his tunnel ham enemintered t sellout indebedneas Strikes of considerable magnitude are reported from the Old Dan Tucker and the New Stake. The bond on the King Solomon has been thrown up—not on account of the mine, but because an ex- tension of time was refused. It is re ported that the owners will work the mine themselves. For the purpose of working the bar at McCauley's they are now putting in an undershot water wheel in the Prickly Pear creek. from which they expect to derive power to lift sufficient water, by meant; of a large China pump, to furnish a head of water sufficient for mining purposes. The bar pans gold quite freely and the probabilities are will pay handsomely for working. The pumping apparatus will raise the water to a height of about twenty feet, whence it flows into a short flume and thence into an old ditch about half a mile above the tract which it is intended to work. It is to be hoped that everything will work satisfactorily, and that a mnsiderable clean-up may yet be had from a run this fall. Th. Masquerade Ball When Lump Gulch decides to do any- thing she pulls ot\ her omit. rolls up her sleeves, anil goes qt it, anil This was thoroughly demonstrated in the success of the Maaquerade Ball last evening. All Lump Gulch turned out entnasse, while a number from Helena, Emit Helena and Wickes and surround- ing country v.ure , preeent. The coutumes embraced nearly all the varieties khown to the costumers art, being rich, gay and gaudy, while a number of original and striking costumes were the reen it e f home talent. It would be impossible to mention all of them, but one of particu- lar interest to the MIN FU.was the origi- nal costume of Miss Shankg, *Mewing her gts el taste in melevting th e costume of the MINER, not, a miner, as he eppeare pick in hand, with dynamite In h as but takings , a number of copies of the Mis rut, and with superior skill, and taste that Id rival Worth, milt. cert. strupted it suit, that was particularly striking and original. In addition to NI MR Slinnkm, Mr Ibinwoody ahov..ed a pelt appreeietion of the NI iNrrt, by ap- pouring in a costume ornamented by 8 profusion of MIN tiltS. This Was also true of another part' Ale nnine we failed te leap). as «cil as socially the dan\ wits s F4111 . 1`f/14R, the net priweeda amounting te about $50, which very materially reduffla the The Mining Situation in Montana. There certainly never was a time in Montana when so many really good min- ing districts were demanding the atten- tion of prospectors and mine promoters. as at the present time. It is equally true that there never was a time when mines could be operated as economically. Scattered all over the state new campe have sprung up during the past two seasons, and old ones have taken on a new lease of life, encl . :among them are a number which under development promises to make really great producers At the same time there has been a de- crease ID the cost of produeing and mill- ing all kinds of ores, but in face of all this sonic of the districts lag behind and their minered de - posits are allowed to lie in the ground. This condition cannot be laid to the merits of the camps presented to the at- tention of investors, and the real cause must be looked for elsewhere. It is not because the mining fraternity have no desire to mine or have no faith in the now districts. The recognized mining men of the state probabiy never had so many enterprises in hand as at the pres- ent time. They are working to the limit of safe business in districts wide apart, and are forced to refuse many proposi- tions, which, if presented at other times, would receive attention. The regret is that there is not more capital available to engage i the busi- ness. Mining conducted with the same care attention and perseverence necessary to success in all other lines is as safe and legitimaste a business as any and its pro- fits cannot be disputed. It is a question if the miners have not withstood the business depression of the past two years better than any others. Certainly the miners have come from undor the gener- al wreck earlier and in immensely better condition than the industrial and trust concerns. Certainly the demonetization of silver and its present extremely low price is discouraging to the novice in mining, who, but for this condition, might invest his capital in mining enterprises. But the novice in the mining business need not enter into the silver branch ot the business. Since the tittle mentioned Montimians have discovered resources of gold greater than ever dreamed of be- fore. The returns from Montana's gold properties have been growing since then with etioli a rapidity as te surprise even the men who raised the cry, \if it's gold you want, gold you shall have.\ The districts now awaiting attention are largely gold producing ones. It was never dreamed that this great state would have more gold to mine than men to mine it; but such seems to be the case. Thousands of localities in Mon- tana are awaiting the prospector and mine operator, and they contain more and richer deposits of the yellow metal than the present population can full ex- ploit in the next decade. anti there are but few to give them attention. All this offers much for congratula - tides in pointing out the boundless re- sources of the state, but it would be more satisfactory to see the new campe receiving the attention they deserve from this generation and allowing theme who mine sifter to explore the vast stretches of the state aft yet untouched by the prospector. It cannot be denied that on the mining inibietry largely reste the prosperity of the state and all its lines of business, and it would contrib- ute much to the present vonditioti if these districts could be entered at onoe and their rich ore deposits be made available. Mining World. C. D. Schmidlap, representing the Continental Oil Co., was mi visitor to the camp one day this week. introdueing a new candle for use in minem, which the Continental Oil are manufacturing quite extensively. Mr.1-1chnlicllap's busi HORS takes him te meet of the large min ing camps of the West, and as a result h e i s i n a posit inn to make an intelligent comparisim of their relative merits. Aa the result of his observations in Lump, he wits meet email imitudie at4 to our fut- ure possibilities. Ths hAit,,,:in g is a statement of the re- oeipte and expenditure* itnnirred in giving the inamenterade ball in this eity. Friday evening last: Tickets seld 47 rat Total receipts $70 EX I.F.M5.Ee4. Music.... ....... $10 50 Prise*, 4_ 50 Piano 2 50 $17 50 Net prdesesils... lltrál 00 This leaved; a small sum dine but the debt has now dwindled to a compar- atively small amount. One more enter- ' taiiiment and we will be nut of the woods.