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OLD BUEL DISTRICT
LOOKS LIKE WINNER
Utah Mining Men Start Work in
Region Near Tecoma,
SALT LAKE, Oct. B.—That the old
Buel mining district, near Tecoma, Ne
vada, with its record of production
rearing the $5,000,000 mark, and with
even chances for doubling the output
•with no great amount of development,
presents investors some of the greatest
opportunities to be found in the west,
is the belief of T. J. Gundry, a prac
tical mining man of many years' ex
perience, who has Just returned from
the district, after having examined
many of its properties.
Among the properties which are at
present most conspicuous on account of
active development being in progress
are the Little Butte, Mineral Mountain,
Tecoma, Black Warrior, Jackson and
"The Copper Mountain group alone
has a production record of nearly $3,
--000,000,': says Mr. Gundry. "its ores
carry copper, gold and silver, with cop
per predominating. Plenty of ore is in
Bight in the mine, but operations are
at a lull on aocount of the low price
of copper. The Tecoma group is under
bond and lease to a New Tork syndi
cate. New development is in progress
•which should bring desired results. The
Little Butte company's group of four
claims adjoins the Copper mountain on
the west It is in the heart of the min
eral bearing aone, with remarkable sur
face showings and with marketable ore
exposed In nearly all of its workings.
Only further intelligent development is
needed to make it a valuable mine.
"Partially surrounding the Copper
Mountain, Tecopa and Black Warrior,
is the largo group of the Mineral Moun
tain company, with surface showings
that are unsurpassed in the district.
Good development work is being done,
but the work of Its owners, like that of
many others, is hampered by lack of
funds to perform the development
■which the showing warrants.
"The Black Warrior Is the banner
email property of the district, the pro
duction from surface showings on one
claim having amounted to about $500,
--000. The property has been taken over
by men who are performing systematic
development, and who are already ex
tracting high-grade silver-lead ore for
"The Utah Lead company's mine is
equipped with machinery, and a force
of men is employed developing and ex
tracting a good silver-lead product.
"The Jnckson group, with its deep
est workings less than 150 feet, has pro
duced about forty carloads of high
grade silver-lead ore which carries an
excess of iron. The property promises
to be a mint for its owners, who have
declined all sorts of offers from would
"Other properties in which excellent
showings have been made are the Dake
& Klniber, the Kavanaugh, the Cali
fornia, the Gibson, and the Hogan. The
mineralized zone is one of remarkable
strength and the district deserves more
attention from mining men. That it
will return hundreds fit dollars foi
every dollar Judiciously expended in de
velopment is not an idle dream."
PRAIRIE FLOWER MINE
MAKES GOOD SHOWING
SEARCHLIGHT, Nev.. Oct. 3.-The
Prairie Flower mine, in (ioodspnngs
district, is opening even larger than
its famous neighbor, the Yellow Pine,
extent of development considered, ac
cording to J. B. Jenson. The Prairie
Flower, which is now operated by
Jesse Knight, nephew of the Provo
Wizard, has a body of solid galena ore
cix feet thick, of unknown lateral <Ji
mensions. From the property at this
time is being shipped a carload a
■week of ore which carries 60 per cent
and 70 per cent of lead.
Operations at the Yellow Pine mine
have been .slowed down pending the
completion of the company's railroad
and mill, hut it is exerted that within
the next sixty days a large force of
men will be employed breaking the
immense bodies of zinc and lead o.e
which are in readiness to be mined.
The Potosi mine is making its regular
production of about 300 tons of high
grade zinc ore monthly and is like
wise making some Had shipments.
Riley and associates of Las Vegas itre
shipping from a new property which
they are opening.
From the Addison and Milford
mines, which were taken ovct some
months ago by J. Will Knight and La
ifayette Holbrook of Provo, regular
shipments are being made to the
Needles smelter. The Addison is pro
ducing lead ore and the Milford is ;it
this time turning out zinc ore. Both
are understood to be opening in ex
The camp as a whole never looked
better, Mr. Jenson says. Ore in large
quantities is opened up, apparently
wherever work Is (lone the possibilities
of the district being the greatest of
any of which he has knowledge at thU
GOLD DUST MINE WILL
SOON BEGIN OPERATIONS
MOGOLLON, N. M., Oct. 3.—lt is re
ported the development of the Gold
Dust group will be started at an early
Drifting has begun from the winse
below five in the mines of the Enter
prise Mining company. The crosscut
from winze below two continues in a
The contractors have started work
In both the Cooney and Little Charlie
mines of the Mopollon Gold and Cop
per company. All machinery i.s being
A largu crew is trenching and laying
pipe lor a new water supply system
for the Ernestine Mining company. At
the Intake bedrock has been uncovered
and forms placed for a concrete wall
which will be laid to a point several
feet above ground.
Contracts have been let to continue
the east and west drifts Into the big
ore body on the Fixth level of the
Socorro mines. A large shipment of
bullion is in transit.
Twenty-five loads of machinery and
supplies were delivered during the
week for the mill of the TJeadwood
mines In process of construction. The
lower section of the building Is partly
up. All lumber is being furnished by
Hermann's Mogolion sawmill. The
rare good policy of extended mine de
velopment for which the management
of this company has been noted is be
ing continued. Two shifts are at work
sinking the vertical shaft below the
The American Oilfields company ha»
clone to 100 team* at work on an Ini
menM 8,000,000 earthen reservoir in the
lirart of its big producing territory In
the north end of the Midway field. The
work ha» progressed sufficiently that
the concrete men are about to (tart op
Th« company Is badly In need of stor
age. There It close to 400,000 barrel!
of tank storage on the property. It Is
estimated the company is dally losing
10,000 barrels of oil.
Practically all drilling operations hare
suspended and the only wells producing
are those flowing and several others
which It Is feared to close, down be
came of the danger from sanding up.
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VISALIA MIDWAY NO. 2
APPROACHES PAY SAND
W. R. Btuck of the Vlsalia Midway
in the upper end of the Midway field,
says he anticipates a big well in the
No. 2. No. 1 has Just been completed
at 2321 feet and after being perforated
is now being put on the pump, In or
der to clear the hole of water that
Beeped in during the drilling.
After a short period of pumping a
flowing well is expected. The No. 2
well, however, is expected to be a still
bigger producer and for several weeks
past the gas pressure has been so
strong that all drilling operations were
suspended at night in order to guard
The Vlsalia Midway is making prep
arations for a big production and in
addition to a 60,000 barrel concrete res
ervoir recently completed, the company
Is now building a 300,000 barrel reser
voir. About 30 teams are at work and
the company is rushing work to com
plete the reservoir as soon as possible.
In addition to this 360,000 barrels of
concrete storage, there is about 25,000
barrels of sump holes.
Exclusive dispatch to The Herald by £.. A.
Crlsler & ( <■, members of Los Angeles stock
exchange, 200-201 I. W. Hellman building, Los
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 3—Consolidated
broke badly and showed a net loss of 30 points.
Jumbo Extension was down 4, Fraction re
mained unchanged and . Florence was up 24
pegs on the bid.
In the Tcnopah list Belmont sold off 124
points. Montana was offered at 98 cents and
West End at .'2.
Following were the closing quotations:
Adams 1 2 Bid. Ask.
Atlanta 12 13 Kewanas .... I *
Booth 11 12 Great Bend.. 3 4
B B Eiten.. .. 1 Grandma .... 2 4
Blue Bull ..6 6 Jumbo Ex .. »0 32
Blue Bell ..3 4 Kendall 2 4
B B Bon 2 Lone Star ... 3 4
Col Mtn .... 3 5 Lou Dillon .. .. 2
Comb Free. 34 36 Oro 7 8
Crackerjack.. .. 2 Red Top Ex. 3 4
Daisy 3 4 Red Hills ... 3 4
Florence ....2074 210 Sandstorm .. 3
Flor Ex .... 1 2 st IVes 20
Fr Moh 3 silver Pick ..7 8
Gold Con ...7924 7974 yellow Tiger. .. I
Bid. Ask. Bid Ask
Belmont ....4074 410 North Star .. 5 ' 6 '
Jim Butler.. 28 30 Rescue 7 8
Midway 20 .. Ton Mln .... .. 925
Montana 98 Ton Ex 98 100
MacNamara.. 27 28 Wet End Con BO s">
Hid. Ask. | Bid. Ask.
Amethyst 1 fMontgm Mtn .. 1
Bullfrog Mln .. 2 May-flow Con. 4 i
Bullfrg N 8.. 1 Tramp Con .. .. 6
Bonnie Clare 4 6 Val View 1
Bid. Ask. Bid. Ask.
Little Grey.. .. 2 Man Dexter.. 6 .•..}.
Man Con ... 3 4 Mustang 1 2
Man Mining. .. 1 Thanksgiving. 2
Bid. Ask. | Bid. Ask.
Eagle's Nest 5 .-. Round Mtn.. 44 48
F-view Eagl 40 60 Pitts Sllv Pk 47 50
Nev Hills ..235 240 Coalition .... 6
BOSTON MINING STOCKS
Special service to The Herald by J. C. Wll
so-, 212 West Fifth street, Los Angeles.
BOSTON, Oct. The local market acted
better today than it has for some time. There
was a widespread Interest in coppers, almost
all the stocks being traded In. North Butte
rallied a point, Hancock a point and others
In proportion. The market is gradually creep-
Ing up and getting away from Investors who
have been waiting for lower prices.
Quotations closed as follows:
Bid. Ask. | Bid. Ark
Am Pneu .. 474 6 Michigan .... 44 5
do pfd .... 15',i 10 Mohawk .. .. 4S'» 49
Adventure ..6 7 Nev Consol.. 20 2014
Allouez .. .. 42 41 North Butte. 284 I!S%
Atlantic .... 6% 6% Old Dominion 374 33
Arcadian ... 6% B4 Osceola 125 130
Art* Com .. 16% 17 Parrot 12% 13
Apex 3*4 3% Quincy .. .. 73 74
Butte Coal'n 19! i 194 Santa Fe ... 1% 1%
Calu & Ariz 69 60 Shannon 10% 10%
Call! & H0c.548 552 Shoe Mach .. KB<i 684
Centennial .. 18 .. do pfd 2714 28
Con Mercur. 6 13 Sup Copper.. 50% 5114
Cop Range.. CCVi 6714 Sup and Bos 7% 8
Corbin .. .. 14 15 Sup and Pitt 11% 12
Daly West.. 4% 6 Swift 101% 102
East Butte.. IV4. 7V4 Tamarack ... 60 6014
Elm River.. .. 20 Trinity 6 6%
Franklin ... 11 114 United Fruit. 197 198
Granby 34 34Va U S Smelt... 39% 40
Greene Can. 64 0% do pfd 23 24
Hancock ... 21 214 Victoria .. .. 24 3
Isle Koyale. 21% 214 Wlnona .. .. 854 8%
Keewenaw .. 34 4 Wolverine ..115 118
Lake 364 36% Wyandot .... 114 1%
La Salle ... 10 104 Mass Gas ... 83% 84
Mass Copper 8 &'A do pfd 93 924
Mayflower .. 35 40 North Lake.. 84 9
Mcx Con ... 40 45 Indiana .. ..14% 14%
Miami 20 20' i Algomah ....114 12
NEW YORK CURB
Special service to The Herald by J. C. Wil
son, 212 West Fifth street. Los Angeles.
NEW YORK, Oct. 3.—Following were the
Bid. Ask. Bid. Ask.
Am Tobacco.4o7 409 Mason Valley 84 8%
B S Gas .... 04 0% Miami 20 204
Chicago Bub 4 44 Mines of Am 64 67
Havana Tob 3 6 Nevada Utah 074 1
Standard Oil.MS* 600 Nlplssing ... 10% 10%
Cns Stmp RlB 21 Ohio 14 194
Butte Coal'n 19 20 Rawhide Coal 6 «4
Davis Daly. 1% 24 Ray Central. 1% 174
Dolores 6U Mi Ray Consol.. 19 19%
Ely Central. 23 25 South Utah.. 1% 2
Ely Consol.. 28 32 United Cop.. i% 44
Greene Can. 6% 6% Yukon 374 44
Glroux .. .. 6'/, l^Chlno 19% 19%
'Inspiration .. ilk B',j Con Arizona. 174 2
Kerr Lake .. 6H 64 ; Keystone ... 24 2%
La Rose ... 3% 37,|E1 Rayo .. .. 34 3%
SAN FRANCISCO OIL BTOCKB
bervlce to The Los Angeles Herald by L. A.
Crlsler A Co., members Los Angeles stock e
change, 200-201 1. W. Bellman building, Los
BAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3,-Followlng were
today'u quotations on thn San Francisco stock
exchange: —Opening— —Closing—
Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked.
Associated Oil ... 43.75 44.25 43.75 44.00
Brockahlre .. , .... 1.46 .... 1.424
Illinois Crude 42 .... .4!
Mascot Oil 2.76 .... 2.75
Monte Crlsto .... 2.65 .... 2.50 ....
New Pennsyl 80 .... .80 1.00
Palmar Oil 1.3214 1.35 1.30 1.33
Premier 78 .80 .78
Sliver Tip 1.26 .... 1.26
Sales—2oo Coalings National .21; 600 New
Pennsylvania .66; 800 B W and B .35.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, 1910.
DOES ASSOCIATED NOW
CONTROL AGENCY? ASKED
Meeting at San Francisco May
Have Been for Closing
Deal with S. P.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3.—The ques
tion whether the Associated Oil com
pany had at last succeeded In Raining
control of the Independent Producers'
Agency to the extent of handling the
latter's product Is an interesting topic
for discussion and speculation in local
The presence of some of the higher
officials and directors of the Union
Oil company, who had come from Los
Angeles to hold a meeting, started the
diversion. For the last year the Union
Oil company has been marketing the
oil of the agency and the combination
worked harmoniously until about six
weeks ago, when it was understood
that in the fulfillment of the contract
the agency was piling up about one
half of its production, the Union people
being unable to market It.
Under these .conditions the agency
mnde application to the Associated
company to handle the surplus. This
opened the way to negotiations which
are said to have culminated today in
the signing of a contract between the
Associated Oil company and the Pro
ducers Agency whereby, for the next
three years, the Associated will handle
the agency's products. It is unedrstood
that this Is an exclusive contract under
which the Union company will be ex
cluded from the marketing process
which it has been carylng on.
Negotiations between the company
and the agency have been going on for
the last three weeks. President St.
Clalr of the agency came up from Los
Angeles at that time and several con
ferences ensued regarding the handling
of the agency's surplus stock of oil,
which was represented to be about
6,000,000 barrels, an alarming: quantity
on an unstable market.
With producers clamoring for some
heturn, it Is understood that the
agency, which was at first Inclined to
hold out for a general average price
of 35 cents a barrel, was induced to
listen to the arguments of the Asso
ciated, which went no further than a
willingness to handle the agency's pro
ducts with the price matter left to the
movement of the market. President
St. Clair fought for the price, but was
unable to obtain the concession.
The directors of the Union company
were called to San Francisco. There
were present at the meeting First Vice
President W. L. Stewart and Directors
F. C. Bolt, W. R. Orcutt, William R.
Staats and W. A. Tubby. What action
was taken regarding the connections
of the company and the agency was
g-uardlike a state secret, but it was
not denied that the contract between
the Associated and the agency had
been made. As to the relations for the
agency, there was a general disinclina
tion to express an opinion.
The atmosphere of secrecy also per
vaded the office of the Associated re
garding the signing of the contract.
McKITTRICK, Oct. 3.—lt is said that
the management of the Virginia oil
property, located roar town, and which
has been idle for some time, contem
plates resuming operations at no dis
The Barnsdall-Yancey company is
quite busy at present. The company
is drilling a well >m section 9-29-21, in
the Temple district, a distance of six
miles to the north of the Templor
wells, where a depth of 200 feet has
been reached. The company is also
drilling a well on section 4 North
Midway, and preparations are being
made to drill a aecond well on this
On the Dabney lease, North Midway,
well No. 1 on section 20 is down 1470
feet. At the present time the drill is
in dark brown shale and shells.
The new main line pump of the Pro
ducers' Transportation company at
McKittrick has been installed and the
company is now pumping oil from the
local station west to the coast, to re
lieve the storage of the Lakevlew oil
A number of steel tanks to be used
by oil companies operating in' the Elk
Hills district are being built in Mc-
Kittrick. Among them are tanks for
the Redlands Oil company, the Scot
tish Oil company and the Gilchrlst
H. L. Barling has resigned as drill
foreman for the Associated Oil com
pany at McKittrick and gone to his
ranch near Porterville, where he will
reside In the future.
W. E. Wrest, who for some time has
been a gauger in the McKittr'ck field
for the Associated Oil company, has
been transferred to the Elk Hills dis
W. I. Tupman, g,auger with the In
dependent Oil Producers' agency, is
enjoying a vacation. W. II Wible,
gauger for the company in the Kern
river fields, is filling the position dur
ing the absence of Mr. Tupman.
Among the oil men in town this
week was Frank M. .Payne, superin
tendent of the Huniauma Oil company,
which Is operating on the Carrlza
plains. He reports that one rig has
been erected and bunk and boarding
houses are being built. Five miles of
water pipe is to be laid, and when this
work is finished and water secured
the drillers will get busy.
A number of men left this week for
the Lost hills, where a discovery of oil
has been made. Lost hills is thirty
miles northwest of here, and the men
expect to secure employment there.
W. O. Maxwell is In town, and will
make McKittrick his headquarters for
operations in the Lost hills.
NEW TORK, Oct. 3.—Standard copper
dull- spot and October, J12.email@example.comH;
November, $firstname.lastname@example.org; December.
SI" 1"Va@12.20. London dull; spot. £65 8s
9d" futures. £5« ss. Custom house returns
show exDorts of 31.713 tons for the month
of September. Lake copper, »email@example.com;
electrolytic, 112.87H @ 12.82H; casting.
Tin quiet; spot, $34.87% © 35.07H; Octo
ber, $34.67H@34.62H; November, $34.»7H
f#34.«2ii: December, $34.33 fj 34.50. Lon
don closed quiet; spot, £157 ss; futures,
Lead quiet: $4.87H@4.80, New York;
|4.2o'ii'4.- >7Vii Bast St. Louis. London spot,
£12 6s 3d.
Spelter quiet: |firstname.lastname@example.org, New York;
$5.37V4@6.42Mi. East St. Louis. London spot,
Iron. Cleveland warrants. 46s 11 Hd In
London. Locally Iron was aulet and un
PRICEB OF METALS IN
NEW YORK MARKET
A NEW TORK. Oct. 3.—Standard <$>
■if ropp«r dull, with spot $12.05@1«.17V4| <$>
<& licrmlier, a @12.20. <j>
•i. l.rad quiet, at *email@example.com. <j>
.i) Bar silver 68 7-80. <j>
Charles H. Treat
Proven and Producing Oil Stocks
402-404 LAUGHLIN BUILDING
315 South Broadway, Los Angeles
I offer for subscription for additional land pur
chase and development One Hundred Thous
and Shares of the Treasury Stock of the Mid
way View Oil Company at 35 cents per share.
ORGANIZATION-The Midway View Oil company has a capital stock of One Million shares, and a Treasury Stock Reserve
of 673,134 shares, there being 326,866 shares issued. * N
TfcROPERTY-The property of the company consists of forty acres in the Midway Sunset Oil Field, being the Northwest 1-4 of the
IT Southeast 1-4 of Section Two, Township Eleven North, Range Twenty-four West, and is absolutely proven territory m the
heart of the greatest oil-producing area the world has ever known.
T-vEVELOPMENT—WeII Number lis completed and the oil flowing into the reservoirs of the company. Well Number 2is
D now drilling and should be completed by November 15th, as the drilling is being carried on day and night.
/-VIL SOLD-Orders on file in the office of the company for all the oil the company produces, and shipments will commence dur-
VJ ing October, when the railroad will have completed its side-track on the east line of the company's property.
■» X ACHINERY AND EOUIPMENT—This corporation has one of the most complete equipments in the Midway field, having
M two full drilling rigs engines and boiler plants, water lines, gas lines and oil pipe line all installed. Also sleeping quarters, su
perintendent's hduse, kitchen and dining room building, blacksmith and tool shop.
TV X ANAGEMENT-The corporation is under the management of men who have had years of success in the California oil fields,
JVI and who are giving their personal attention to the affairs of the corporation.
FOR THIS WEEK ONLY office™ and d***™
. i i ft, Lee C. Gates, president.
This issue of Treasury Stock is offered on the Los Angeles Market for this week only, me N w Thompson vice preSi
Midway View Oil company is a Southern California Corporation, composed of Southern Call- Thomas HughiS.
f ornia Stockholders, and it is therefore making a one-week announcement on this issue of Treas- Robert NBulla.
ury Stock before placing any portion of this issue on the Eastern Market. Dr. J.
Make all checks or drafts payable to Midway View Oil Co. o > Connor> fidd supt>
Charles H. Treat, - - 315 S. Broadway b«*<w.** & Tn»t Co
>Jliaixvc» M.JL. Central National Bank.
402-404 Laughlin Building, Los Angeles, Cal. I 1
ALASKA METAL OUTPUT
SHOWS BIG DECREASE
Advance Figures on Season's
Production Indicate Arctic
Territory Running Down
SEATTLE, Oct. 3.-The first esti
mate of the season's gold output from
Alaska, made Vy the Alaska-Yukon |
Magazine, anticipates a reduction of
more than $5,000,000 from last year a |
output of $20,500,000. The estimate is
The'chief falling off is in the Fair
banks district, where there has been
a dry season, and where the beginning
of dredge mining on the low grade
ground has not yet commenced.
A considerable decrease in the Nome
output is anticipated, as placer min
ing there has now resolved Itself Into
a dredging proposition.
Fifteen new dredges have been in
stalled on Seward peninsula this sea
son, which should greatly increase the
output next year.
The output by districts, as estimated,
Fairbanks Ate*. W.OW.MO
Southeastern Alrska i'J™
Nome and Seward 3^mn
Kuskokwlm-Yukon valley 200.000
Renal penlnsula-Susitna basin 400,000
Prince William Sound • ™.000
Copper River valley an.l Nlzlna 100,000
Coast placer and miscellaneous ■ 100.000
Total ■'..■■■■■.■• m.lflo,<K»
PREPARES TO SHIP ORE
GOLDFIELD, Oct. 3.—As an indica
tion that the Florence Extension may
with further development be added to
the list of shippers in the camp, and
possibly a very important one, comes
the fact that a small amount of ore
Is now being sacked in the workings
of that property with good prospects
for a material increase in quantity at
almost any time. The Florence Exten
sion adjoins the old Rogers Syndicate
and Rosebud leases at the south end
of Little Florence hill, and a large
body of quartz in which there is more
or less pay ore has been picked up
by a crosscut toward the Rosebud
This crosscut Is on the 500 level, and
while the showing here is quite promis
ing it is still believed that the shaft
should be sunk to 700 feet to catch the
better part of this ore shoot, as the
formation is considerably broken in
this region at 500 feet.
These workings, like the Rogers
lease, are In the Milltown andeslto, but
associated with the andesite has been
a considerable zone of dark basalt.
This has been passed through by the
crosscut on the 800 level, and the
formation Is favorable for ore In this
section. 'i'J'.c*' X '■ ■"■■■
The Rogers lease produced approxi
mately $660,000 from 7000 tons of ore,
the average value a ton being about
$95, although some was very much
richer. , ,
While It seems that the main ore i
channels of the Rogers lease are prac
tically cut off or at least badly broken
before their reach the south end of
the Rogers ground, there is room to
believe that.good values have pene
trated into the Florence Extension at
some point. The quartz ledge that is
now being developed la characteristic
of the Rogers and Little Florence
leases, and the presence of irregular
bunclww c£ «"■• U< pWMnJw encourag
M'MAHAN GROUP OF
MINES IS PURCHASED
Valuable Property in Arizona Is
Sold for $75,000-Large
PRESCOTT, Ariz., Oct. 3-The pur
chase of the McMahsin group of cop
per mines near Placarlta has been con
summated, an agreement being re
corded in which R. B. and Charles Mc-
Mahan appear as the sellers and H.
H. Dyer of Gleason, Ariz., the buyer.
Nine claims are included, the price
being $75,000. Of this sum, $8000 has
been paid, and the balance is due
M Co <incldent"'with the closing of this
deal the old Zonia mines piomlnent
lv figure, and were secure! some
months previous to the MoMahan
ground, fourteen claims were includ
ed in that sale, which, with the Me-
Mahan interests, make twenty-three,
an being merged into one operating
C<The. alagreement on the McMahan
transaction makes the usual stipula
tion that dur.ng the life of the option
and until the payment of the entiiv
price no ores taken out in development
are to be sold.
The new company is planning to
te^n development immediately.
Charles A. Kunkc, a mln;ng engineer,
arrived in the city, >esterday to take
charge of the work. He is rom G •be,
and is said to be conversant with
practical copper mining, serving in hi«
profession in that field with large
LOST HILLS DISCOVERY
RESULTS IN LAND BOOM
WASCO, Oct. 3.—Since the report of
the strike in Lost Hil s country went
out to the world a considerable land
toom has sprung up in that locality.
Land buyers from every direction are
going in there every day.
The largest purchaser is the associ
ated Oil company. This con. em na«
bought and optioned several thousand
acres. One report is that this com
pany has acquired and planned to ac
quire about 20,000 acres.
One of the tracts purchased by this
company is the Greenbaum land ol
ever 3000 acree, paying therefor be
tween $70,000 and $75,000.
This land is situated several miles
scutherly from the southern end of
tl;e hills out on the flat plains, but di
rect in line of the supposed trend of
oil formation. Other land, it is re
ported, has sold as high as $300 an
FORMER UNITED STATES
SENATOR OF N. J. DIES
LONG BEACH, N. J., Oct. 3.—Rufus
Blodgett, former United States sena
tor, died at his home here today. He
was taken sick about six months ago.
Mr. Blodgett was born in New Hamp
shire, 76 years ago.
He worked at locomotive building: in
his native state for a number of years
and came to New Jersey about 40
years ago. He served five terms as
mayor of Long Beach and was twice
elected to the New Jersey assembly
from Ocean county. He waa elected
to the United States senate in 1881 and
served six yeare.
By PROMOTER is meant, not a stock salesman but a rflan of
past successful accomplishments, bent upon adding to his istore
of the world's goods by the honest development of Nature*s v re
sources or the legitimate creating of profitable industries.
In this particular instance the industry has been created, the
demand enormous and the profits ranging from 100 to 1000 per
cent, and over. All the time-consuming and painstaking prelimi-'
nary details have just been completed. Additional capital is
The right man now has one of the few opportunities of the
last several years to make anywhere from $50,000 to $600,000
profit, dependent on his ability and whether he utilizes his own
money or that which he controls. Two skillful and efficient or
ganizations will be under his control—one the business itself and
the other the financial. Immediate action commensurate with
sound business judgmcnUis necessary.
Address confidential communication for interview to BOX
287, Care of Herald, Los Angeles.
How to Judge a
Ihe man who lets you see for yourself Is usually honest.
Men as a rule are first discovered by Ihelr enemies, their
antagonists turn on the searchlight and the proof of merit
will depend on being able to stand the gleam. There are
always men who aim to tear down every good thing, and
there have been men who set about to ridicule and tear
down the good the honest people are doing in all lines of
Industry, more especially with the honest mining business.
Legitimate mining should be encouraged by all, for the
very reason all use the product from the mine. Be con
servative, but do not be a knocker.
California Gold and Copper Co. '.
By A. H. CRANE, Manager 1