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Editor and Proprietor. f
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lln»ariably in Advance). 1 £
Om Year. $3 a» <_
Fix Months 1 f
Three Months l.»|
1 —~”l 1
Correspondence solicited on all mat , 1
ten* relating to the interests of Saratoga,; t
the Platte Valley and State of Wyoming. t
No attention paid to annoyilcuh com* ! <
munications or tho?c having reference to : ?
jKilitical subjects. i (
SARATOGA, JULY 14. 1891. 1
History is being made very rapidly in the
Upper Platte Valley. Events of human
interest are of daily occurrence here.
One of the most fertile agricultural sec
tions in the West ia fast developing.
Mineral deposits, unrivalled in richness, :
are constantly being opened up and hid
den treasure exposed.
To chronicle such happenings and re- ,
cord the progress made is the mission of ,
the newspaper.
The Sun assumes the responsibility of
trying to keep pace with the march of I
improvements in the valley and to make i
known its vast mineral, agricultural and ;
stock-growing resources.
The Sun is a fixture.
It shines for all.
Numerous \ Solutions of the game laws
are reported. The Sun prints the laws ,
in full so that ignorance of them cannot j
be pleaded as an excuse for wrong doing. !
More work and less talk is needed in |
the Gold Hill camp. The Sun is as good 1
a friend as the miners have but it can-j
not be expected to help advertise holes
in the ground when the owners of pros- I
pects make no effort to rind out what
they have got.
Too great credit cannot be given
the women of Saratoga who have under
taken the task of raising money enough :
to buy a fire engine. Their zeal insures !
the success of the plan. They have
taken hold in earnest because they are
protecting their homes.
Enterprise in Saratoga is not restricted
to men. On more occasions than one,
woman’s forethought has been largely
instrumental in shaping plans for the
general good. . Iler judgmeui. is as tafe
as a man's anytime. Why don’t the
woiut»n form ••»>, -••tioxi an a
No better plan has ever boon invented
to srreugtiwu a city than that followed
out in the rebuilding of Jerusalem.
Everyone worked over a gain'd hia own ■
house. It don’t matter whether u new- '
comer settles on the cast or west side of ;
Saratoga. If you can’t induce a person j
to become your neighbor give someone •
else a chance to enjoy his or her society. I
Stretches of mountainous country sur- *
rounding the Platte valley are scarified;
by location notices. Most of these weic •
posted by a few men. They will find be- 1
fore another season comes around that'
they are claim poor. When you have a
good thing, stay by it’ Better sink three
prospect shafts on one claim, if it is
worth anything, than one each on three
claims, unless the way is clear to devel
oping the trio. Don’t scatter.
The shipment of ore is the best if not '
the only way to demonstrate that we '
have paying mining properties in this ■
district. The plan of sending a car-load i (
of ore from the Grand Encampment , !
mines to Omaha for treatment cannot !
be consummated too soon. The Chat- I
terton tunnel is no mere prospect. There 1 !
is something there for mining men to ;
study. The owners of the property have ■
not spent time and money for exhibition (
purposes alone. With them it has been '
a legitimate business enterprise.
V yoming has just cause to be proud
of Bishop Talbot. He declines to ac
cept the Bisho; ne < f Georgia because
he says it would be cowardly to leave a
field so full of UM-fulnvbs when fairlv '
launched in hit* work. This diocese is |
broad enough and enough to be i
fEiod by a man who is not afraid of work.!
We have him now. The. first man who sells '
x ammine a big «jfcure< r makes his pile in
the Gold Hill camp or elsewhere in this I (
district ought to devote a tithe of it to a ’ 1
fund for the endowment of a free Talbot
Academy. Saratoga is the place for'
such an institution. The town deserves ■
somethii.g of the son from the men i !
whom her people have stood by so nobly. | •
In the selection < f Frank O. Williams •
as a member of the committee on ores ! ;
and mining appliances, the World’s j
Fair Commission of Wyoming has acted i'
wisely. Mr. Williams is a practical ,
miner and a mine owner. For the past j
twenty years he has spent much of his ,
time in prospecting in the mountains ]
surrounding the Platte valley and in de- • 1
veloping a few of the best claims located i ■
by himself and partner, Henry Jones. ]
So far they have never realized a dollar ' ■
on their investment in time and money. ;
Their faith as shown by hard work has i
iubpired confidence in others. Kuch men i
do »uoro for a country than an army of ;
prospectors who stake cut eleven-acre i ;
plots wherever they find a ledge and then ;
scheme to get someone to gamble on the ! *
chances of getting mineral out of them, i <
Mr. Williams never loses an opportunity 1
for saying a good word f. r this district. 1
but that does not make him any the ,
loyal to the whole : y of \V yomiier ■ i
A representative named by the Sara ; 1
toga Board of Trade will be one of the .
charter members of the Omaha Mining t
ExchSugfr to be organized next Thur?
day. This compliment was bestowed by
the commit ice on organisation without .
any solicitation but probably in rec-g
--nition of the enterprise of our citizens
in asking that a seat in the exchange
should be reserved fur one of its mem
bers. The advantage of such a connec
tion cannot be overestimated. The plans
of the exchange as outlined by its
founder, W. E. Mead, are as follows:
To maintain an exchange for the pur
pose of promoting the mining inti rents;
to Insure a more h» althy and uniform
character to the market for ores, thm
adding to the volume and profit of the
mining business; putting it on a inorc
equitable basis, and etp viaßy iia.unu.g .
to its members safe investment in min- ;
ing plants and stocks. In order to av
crmplish this purpose then* will he
sampling works auth rized by the unn- •
! ing exchange, where miners ran ehip a
car of ore ami receive all the pioceeds
from the mill run. thus obtaining a
thorough knowledge of th ■ value of ore.
The tint sampling fi.rr.uc-- I if.lt will be
the Smiley sublimatin n * fur ace.
It might as well be understood one ,
time as another that the editor of The
Sun has not come to Siiiatoga to boom
anything or anybody. There is enough
. in the town and the country’ tributary
|toit to keep a person busily engaged in I
l dealing with bard facts. No romancing i
i is required. Exaggeration is out of place ;
I in a section where the natural resources
I are so great.
i Anybody who visits the valley on the
I strength of representations made by The
Sun or by its editor, in these columns or
elsewhere, will find that a conservative
view has been taken of everything.
Personal explanations arc tiresome.
There io no room for them in this paper.
. But in justice to the people of Saratoga
i one ought to be made at the outset to
! effectually dispose of certain innuendoes
• of meddlesome people, whose time could
• l>e employed to good advantage by mind-
I ing their own business.
1 Aside from certain building lots in Sar
| t.toga, which represent an cquivelant in
cash, the editor of The Sun has neither
. bought nor acquired in any manner any
interest whatsoever in property in the
State of Wyoming. He has no mining
claims, or mines, ranches, stock or lands
to sell.
The Sun will publish such informa
' tion as it can obtain from reliable
1 sources, and through personal investi
gation of its editor regarding the mines
or other properties of any person wheJhgL
he be Papist or Presbyterian. Democrat
or Republican, white or black. The only
guarantee required to secure a hearing
in The Sun is that the subject consid
ered possesses merit or is of general in
terest to the public.
No censor save the editor’s judgment
! has to do with th" columns u( 1 nr. Sun.
If you don’t Like The Sun, !e . it alone.
-*sS r '■
News That V/oiuuat Keep and the
Sun Had to Print It/
. It isn’t an easy matter .tu a
; newspaper in u ”new” f . countryj
‘ any way, Dut when it conic» to
i equipping an office 750 miles from
i the base of supplies and thirty-six
toil the line of a railroad, the capi
' lai in patience a publisher has to
I draw on comes pretty near cqual
■ ing that required by the driver of
a team of impenitent mules. •
After buying a new and com
! plete outfit in Omaha and waiting
•to see it loaded on a car of the
Union Pacific Railway, the pro
prietor of The Sun set oti, bag and
baggage, for Saratoga. It was tun
■days before that stuff arrived in
. Rawlins, thirty-six miles from Sar
| atoga, on J uno 29.
Like Jqo Bernard, the freight
ers ‘‘came here with their health”
and wait for no man’s goods. The
Sun didn’t want to set the bad ex
ample of encouraging loafing, par
ticularly when its owner had to
’ pay an cquivelant in cash for kill
: ing time. Consequently, there
i were no Saratoga teams waiting in
; Rawlins to receive the freight.
Efforts were made by telegraph to |
engage a freighter in Rawlins but
all proved unsuccessful. Two days i
were lost in this way.
Taylor Pennock, who has the,
biggest outfit here, would not guar- ■
antee to bring in the freight be-,
fore the night of the Fourth. He
•is always on time and usually
I ahead of his schedule. But he
J won’t make any rash promises and
. money can’t hire him to crowd his;
It was important that the news
paper material should he in place'
'as soon as possible, for July 3 had j
i been selected as the publication
day of the first issue of The Sun.
A four-page extra had been
printed elsewhere to go with the
i first number of the paper. That
was at hand, dated and ready for
distribution. But it looked as
though the home print must be
reckoned as one of the futures.
This was more than perplexing.
The editor had put in his time in
painstaking investigations as tot
the mineral and other resources of
our rich section. Discoveries were !
made of great importance to Sara
toga and the Platte valley. That
was news. News won’t keep. No-1
b xly ought to publish a paper
who pigeon-holes it. It is asking I
too much to expect the public to
put up with stale reports concern-1
ing matters of interest to it. The ;
Sun is a newspaper and it couldn't
afford to let time slip by without
an effort to make known to the
world that rich gold fields lie at
our doors awaiting development.
Chris, Farrar contracted on:
Tu.-sday to bring in 3.000 pound
or half the freight— by
night. I’eople laughed at him f-’r
trying in r.uike cpm L a trip.
Hu gut his price and when be'
starts out to do anything always |
succeeds if nothingnnforseen hap- <
jjcns. This was one of his misses. '
His wagon broke down just out-1
side of Rawlins ami he had to : ’
turn back to get a wheel fi.vsl. | ■
That took time and was an awk
ward job to manage.
in the meantime, Penn »ck over
took Farrar with the bulk of the. f
freight. They pulled into Sara
toga on the morning cf the Fourth :
alkiiit 10 o’clock. Then, when I
! other people were celebrating, j
three tons of newspaper material '
were dumped into Ti’E Sl'N office. •
Volunteers helped unload and;
unpack the bulky outfit. Under.
;the direction of Edward Foster,;
f a member of Typographical Union ,
No. 190, of Omaha, who came out
: to act as foreman of Thf. Sun, two;
' big imposing stones were put in |
place, a Washington hand press
I set up, job and news stands with
; cases placed in order, and over •
I,IW pounds of type disposed cf.
i In the afternoon it was decided
’to issue a small daily paper im
i mediately. Walter Online, a
printer who had not we rked at his
trade for some time and came to;
i Saratoga on account of ill health, •
v. «'s set at work on a news case and |
'"pulled out” on copy hastily pre- i
{pared. Foster’s limo was en
: grossed in throwing in the cases
of display type, so as to gut a good
variety for advertisements and
the prospectus of The Sun to ap
: (M-ar in the little paper. Unaided,
Foster laid out the small daily I
whose dimensions were about l’2x
-18 inches aud four pages. Foster
* I had the hardest job of all for he
•. had spent nearly four days on the
1 road with, the freighters looking
J I after the transportation of the
5: 6,000 pounds cf stuff which was
1 his special charge. Ik was tired
‘ {out when he started in but stuck
' to his work like a man.
’’i D. C. Kinnaman, a good nic
‘jchanic but who had never had
r i anything to do with presses, set,
■' ' up the Washington and stayed by
e ] to help do the press work. He;
and W ii’ard Johnson, who offiei-.
s j ated ns ‘•devil, had a long
' for their services were not required
‘: till davbreak.
e ! H //< // Z//c sn// r/m/r up The SUN ’
•. came o' f the morning of the 5Hn
H Sa rat igians were proud
That wajKCompg&atioix l
1 e. .‘a-.gl/fAFafi and i
’■ f - X. X A '
Hus this recs** beaten in
Wyoming? ' .
Prefacing a anti
1 ;, i.e)ligenUei)iio«ie of*f article
Ri-eh Flaceia,” whicbM -repub-
' J. does Honor to it* «®R?sake in
e these complimentary tern s;
G.-orjA F. Can ib, the brilliant corre
(l Fpondent and effective mihinir v riter. Fig
, j nulizeu his entrance into Wyom in <r jour-
VI i.alisiu by issuing the .Saratoga ’Daily
j Sun the morning of July 5. It is un odd
; number, a sort of advance sample for the
x weekly to be regularly published. The
copy is a four column folio with a page
and a half of-reading matter and two
J and a half of neat advertisements. It
. bristles with an air of hustle. Through
£ the medium of a private letter it is
learned that the Saratoga Sun material
reached that place about noon on the
- glorious Fourth, and next morning the
r daily was presented to an astonished
public. Canis had the assistance of sev
; eral volunteers, his printer brought from
' Omaha, and an invalid typo at the re-1
1 sort. Canis and his paper are Saratoga
1 fixtures and the people of that place are I
, to be congratulated.
Opening a New Bank.
Saratoga has needed a bank.'
; One will be opened during the
present week by J. W. Hugus & '
Co. At the start it will be a pri
vate ins i ut.onbutlhe intend-n s
io incorporate it after a while. All
' ihe fixtures are here, including a
big 1,300-pcund safe, and J. C.
Ihiv is is giving his personal atten
lion in the arrangement of all the
necessary details. J. W. Rigby,
recently of Passadena, Cal., will
be cashier of the new bank and J.
B. Hassett, manager. The firm of
J. W. Hugus & Co. is too well
i known in this section to need in
dorsement from anybody. The I
i high financial standing as well as
the business ability of its mem-'
bers has long been recognized all
through the West. No
question as to the stability of the
bank and its facilities for doing
; business can be raised. Backed
by enormous capital the bank is
in a condition to carry on tran-
: sactions on a large scale. It is a '
recognition of their faith in the
future of the .Platte valley and
Saratoga that Hugus & Co. should
have decided to give our people
the advantage of such excellent
banking facilities.
Crushing Gold Hill Ores.
Under the direction of B. P.
Arendell an arastra is building on
Gold Hill on tl.e edge of the Gold i
kCity townsite. A tub, fourteen!
feet in dinmeter and two and a
half feet deep is set on a solid foun
dation, consisting of a base of
i heavy, hewed logs with a plank
floor above, which is cemented
'over. The arastra will be worked
by a thirty-foot horizontal wheel]
run by water taken out of Arastra ;
creek by a ditch 600 feet in length, j
i The ditch is one and a half feet 1
I deep but the dirt on the lower side
banks it up three feet. It is three ,
feet wide on the bottom and five ‘
on top. There is a fall of about
f orty feet. A start will be made
■on ore from the Leviathan claim
and four or five tons a day can be
worked. Provision has been made !
for adding fi'. ? stamps before long
if 11. • ariedr:: pm-, -i :• sue-
Our Products to Be Exhibited in Sara- (
toga Next September.
Ste|»s have been taken to organ
ize and incorporate the Upper f
Platte Vullcy Fair Association.,,
The first exhibition will be held
in Saratoga some time next Sep-
. tember. Us success is already as- 1
. sured, for the ehtorpryk* has the .
hearty support and’backing of the j
solid men of she valley. ,
It is the intention to collect j
: samples of all the products of the
’ valley aud so far as possible ex
hibit the most notable specimens i
which will reflect credit on the
, protlucer. Stock of all kinds ,
i raised here will also be exhibited. .
To the mineral display special at
tention will be paid by competent 1
• mining men who have offered their 1
{ sert’iucsi ' i
While it has not yet been de
cided whether the fair association
will offer cash premiums to stimu
late competition among ranchmen,
stock growers, miners and other
exhibitors, a sufficient incentive
ought to be found in the generous
offer of President A. A. Johnson,
! of the State University.
During his visit in Saratoga
■ last week the plans for the fair
were discussed with Dr. Johnson,
jHe heartily approved them and
expressed the opinion that such a '
project would prove of great bene-1
fit towards the development of our {
great resources and be the means i
iof making them known abroad.!
Dr. Johnson has offered to take |
. charge of such of the premium ex-
• hi bits as can be secured for a per-
• ‘ inaiv nt d'splay among other speci
. I mens of W yoming products in the
r museum of the State University
• at Laramie. Cabinets will be re
; served for these simples which
will comprise a collect.on that will
help advertise the valley,
Ur. Johnson has promised to
give such personal aid to the fur
therance of the fair plans as his
official duties will permit. He will
‘come here to attend the exhibition
and deliver a public address on
.‘that occasion if other engagements
do not interfere. One of the Uni
versity professors, connected with
' the School of Mines
in discuss-
prospects in pub
lic, will talk to the miners in a
I practical way.
I These are some of the many at-1
tractions of the fair, which have so
I ’ far been arranged. .Other matters
{will be in charge of competent
| committees. The programme and
II details of the work necessary to
ei carry it out to a successful issue
.' wjU.be duly announced.
J ) x-wern
>| “Vile and indgeent utterances
■of the" Indrpeitdet'i relating to the
, Jeath of Kate Hereford,” ia the
way the Rock Springs Miner char,
acterizea a recent article in the
‘j i cplumns of its local contemporary.
e i It was the Independent, it will be
~ f remembered, that published the
a libellous article claiming that the
“ ] Buffalo gulch placers, near Sara
,,! toga, had been salted. Not con
s tent with trying to ruin the repu
-11 tation of an honest prospector and
■■ miner, it seems that the Rock
l Springs sheet has turned its atten
. j tion to piling filth over a grave.
i How long, O, Lord; how long!
J. W. HUGOS, President, J. C. DAVIS, Cashier,
Transact a General Banking Business. Drafts Drawn on the
Principal Cities of the United States and Europe.
Intercut I’aid on Time Deposit*.
New Drug Store
Accuracy, Right Prices.
Wins and Gold Hill
RANKIN BROS., - - - Owners.
Cut a Monster Gold Lead in the Grand
Encampment Tunnel. g
Senator Chatterton and his as- I
sociates, Messrs. Kurtz, Forney
and Bennett have demonstrated
that this district has at least one
mine which deserves the name.
As a reward for the grit, patience
and perseverance they have shown I
an immense and rich ore body has |
been opened up on their claims on
the Grand Encampment, twenty
six miles below Saratoga.
At a depth of 238 feet and on
the face of the tunnel, which they rj
have driven 793 feet, has been ex
posed the big lead for which they
have been prospecting several years.
Neither the extent nor the rich
ness of the deposit has been de
termined. A cross-cut shows the
width of the vein to be already
seven feet and it may widen out
to eleven feet when the section is
finished. A mill run will be made
at once to find out hew high the
ore will go. If it is as rich as that
taken out of the discovery shaft '
on the Argonaut claim at a depth
of only twenty-six feet it will run
way up in three figurea. At a low
estimate the ore ought to average
I over 8200 a ton clear across the
' lead.
There are three distinct veins
lin the lead. Next to the lower
1 wall comes a seam or vein of talc
' filled with mineral-bearing rock.
Then a five-foot quartz vein, with
iron and lime that shows well
in gold. Beyond that is an
other whose width has not been
measured, which carries both gold ■
and silver.
The lead which sloped eight
feet in twenty.five in the discov
ery shaft is now found in an up
right position.
What was supposed to be a
silver mine now turns out to be .
rich in gold though the lead runs
strong in both silver and gold.
Which will predominate is still a
mystery, but it looks as though a
gold mins had been opened ‘
Another irrigation ocheme for
the Upper Platte valley was
launched last week. Articles of
incorporation of the Beaver Ditch
, Company have been filed with the
’ Secretary of State. The company
, proposes to take water out of
. Beaver creek, forty miles south of
Saratoga, and improve lands ad-
D jacent to the stream. The capital
° stock of the company ia 810,000,
divided into shares of *IOO esch.
William,Platt aad Rsa»sr Kearns,
s of Collins, ahd' James Platt, -of
e Valsmont, Colo., are the trustees.
e Collins will be the headquarters
of the company.
2 Meeteese poetoffiee is to be
’• abandoned. Another called Sun
e shine will be established near by
e at the ranch of J. W. Deane, who
e will be postmaster.
Charles Ohlwiter, of Ouray,
- Colo., is reported to have bo ght
I the Gould & Curry claim at South
: Pass from B. F. Smith. The
Lander Mountaineer reports the
price paid as SIO,OOO. A shaft
thirty feet deep has been sunk.
J, W. Hugus § Gompung
They Keep Everything From a Hairpin
to a Hay Rake and Sell at Prices That
Saratoga Hot Springs Hotel,
W. H. CADWELL, Proprietor.
Tlx, Waters of The Sprlntr* on tii® Hotel Ground* Con
tain Iron, I’otaslum, Lime, Magnesia, Chloride or Sodium
and Sulphur, and are a POSITIVE CURE for All DleeMM
arising from an impure atoto or tiie lllood.
Good T livery, Feed and Sale Stable attached.
t'FroiDptneoG, Noatness and SatisfßCtioil ■’
. ' ’ • ' .-‘f ‘..n£
Guaranteed By
Leave Ox-dex-s at The Hun Office.
Stoves of all Kinds
Cooking, Heating and Camp Use.
For Sale By
Dealer in Stove-Furniture and Tinware, Tin
Shingles, Tin Flashing, Tin Roofing, Pumps,
Pump-pipe, Etc.
Joan C. Txoamov. Jamm J. Rowbm.
Thompson & Rowen
Land Office, Irrigation and
Mining Laws, Specialties.
Will Practice in all the Courie of
thf State and U. S. Court*.
AMD ■ -
Land Filings and Final Proof
nt mv Office.
\ i
Davis 4 Folsom Proprietors.
Beef, Mutton, Pork, Sau
sage, Poultry, Fresh
Butter and Other Sup
plies usually found in a
First-Class Market
Constantly on Hand.
William Turnbull,
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