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I THE WHITE PINE NEWS,
PUBLISHRU KVKKY TIU’KSIJAY AT
ELY, ITEVADA,
• Q • HY T1IK • • •
WHITE PINE NEWS PUBLISHING CO.
F. H. DECKER* Editor
nnd Manager.
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Mon at the office.
Filtered at the l*o»toWce at F-ly, Nevada, a*
ierond-t’la** matter.
t * minuiin atlons are *oM cited, but’the paper
will not be responsible for the opinion* of its
rurrcapondent*.
JOB PRINTING
1 hr Nkw* Office i* supplied with every
A fiii i'ity for executing all kind* of Job
T I'BlNliNO
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. a and at
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Thursday* September 27* 1900.
SCRAPS I ROM ELY.
Latest qnotations: Lead, $4.(Hi; cop
per $10.75.
Elmer Bray has taken a position an
bookkee|>or with W. 15. Graham.
Mrs. W. 1>. Campbell and daughters
are visiting with friends in town.
MUm Lulu 8h alien barger of Osceola
is visiting at, the home of her uncle,
Jacob Shallenbarger, In Step toe valley.
We note In the Sentinel that Father
Manion will conduct services here next
Sunday and ut Cherry Crock on Oct. 7.
Arrangements are being made for a
dance here on Friday evening of next
Further particulars in our next
issue.
An 80-horse-power boiler and other
machinery for the Robust mill arrived
last week from Toano.
The time for registration of voters is
drawing to a close. See notices in this
issue.
The annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Ely Mining A Milling Co. for
the election of officers will take place in
Salt Cake City on October 0th.
Candidate's petitions have been cir
culating pretty lively during the past
week. Or toiler tith is the last day that
they ran Is* filed with the Clerk.
IioRN—To t he wife of Silas Muson at
(foorgetown hist Thursday evening,
a daughter. Mother and child are
both diking nicely.
Win. Hayes received a letter from
K C. Davis yesterday which stated
that he had n'covered from his opera
tion and would be home in a few days.
Zahriskle brothers brought in two
6-horse loads of merchandise for Wm.
Hayes t his week and loaded hack to the
Wells with 10 tons of ore from the Ma
con City.
J. A. Denton, the man who was
stamped as a bribe-taker at the last
meeting of the Legislature, has an
nounced himself as an lndt|>endenfccan
didate for the Assembly from Lincoln
county.
Edwin Gray and I). P. Hartley, the
gentlemen who were mentioned in our
last issue as being en route from Red
ding, California, to this camp to take
positions at the ( halnman mine, arri
ved here ou Tuesday.
Judge Tyler was called to Spring val
ley last Tuesday to unite in marriage
Miss Ella M. Oilgers, daughter of ('has.
Odgers, and fasten Olsen, a highly re
spected young man who for some time
past has been in the employ of Hon. A.
C. Cleveland.
Henj. Strandmun and James Osier
gard, the victims of last weeks run
away accidents, have both practically
recovered from their injuries and will
shortly be able to resume their regular
employ men ts.
Miss Florence Lamb arrived here last
Sunday from her home in Ho no and is
spending a few days with friends before
going to Snake valley, where she will
teach the school in Gregory district
during the winter term.
Lew Hlnkosloe, Deputy Internal Rev
enue Collector for Nevada, slipped into
town on the Eureka stage last. Monday
evening and slipped out again next
morning. Nobody caught napping so
far as heard from.
N. I*. Withington, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. ft. Withington, formerly of
White Pino county, arrived at Eureka
on Tuesday from St. Louis. He was
on his way to Ely, but on account of an
affliction of the eyes, will be compelled
to return East without reaching his in
tended destination.—Sentinel. I
The Macon City mine, winch 1ms
been the largest lead producer in the
camp, has been leased by its owner,
John Steele, to C. F. Jennings & Co.
for a period of six months. The lessees
went to work last week and have al
ready opened up a fine body of ore from
which they hope to ship a carload a
week. The last, shipment of Hi st class
ore from this mine was very rich in sil
ver and netted the shippers $7o a ton.
Curd of Thunks.
Through the columns of the NEWS,
we desire to express our deep apprecia
tion and heartfelt gratitude to each
«nd all of our friends and neighbors for
the many acts of kindness and sym
pathy which they have bestowed upon
us since the death of our beloved son
und brother.
Mr. andMkh. S. G. Tucker,
AND FAMILY.
THE PILOT KNOB GROUP
THE CLARK CROWD BEGIN AC*
TIVB DEVELOPMENT WORK.
Fortune at last seems to bo turning
I tier smiling countenance in the direr
lion of our little camp. During tie
past week, experts representing tk*«
parties who recently bonded the Pilot
Knob group of copper minos visited up
and started active operations toward*
; the development of the ground. These
gentlemen wore .1. A. Snedaker of Den
ver, and E. P. Jennings, of Salt Lake
! City, both men of groat prominence in
their profession. It is generally under
stood that they represent one of the
1 largest combinations of capital operat
j ing in the West and in which Senator
Clark of Montana is largely interested.
The Nkws man interviewed Mr.
Snedaker, who stated in effect that lie
was very favorably impressed with the
district as a whole and with the Pilot
Knob group in particular. He said
t hat it still remained to be proven, how
‘ evcr, \\ bother the ledges maintain their
richness with depth, and it hat is what
his principals intend to determine.
Fla and Mr. Jennings came here for the
purpose of outlining the work and be
fore they loft they let contracts to the
; Paul brothers to sink a new double
eompartment shaft on the Pilot Knob
ground, boshhjs other development
work.
As the group is fully eight miles from
town, the first stop towards active op
erations is the building of a bunk-house
and a bourding-house for the miners,
work on which has already begun. A
gasoline hoisting engine has been or
dered and sinking will In; pushed to a
depth sufficient to prove the nature
and extent of the ore bodies. Proba
bly 15 or 20 miners will be given em
ployment this winter, and if develop
ments are at all commensurate with
the surface indications, there is no
question but a large force of men will
Ih* working within a few months.
\ Visit From Congressman
Newlands.
Hon. Franck G. Newlands and Ex.
Governor Adams arrived here last eve
ning from Cherry Creek, where they
held an enthusiastic meeting the night
before. Preparations had been made
for a grand Silver-Democratic rally
here in Hilp's Hall, and in accordance
with expectations a large audience as
sembled, including many ladies.
P. C. Weber called the meeting to
order, after a couple of campaign songs
by Mr. Ashman, and E. H. Decker and
Major Treeco were chosen as Chairman
and Secretary respectively of the meet
ing. Several prominent Silver Party
uien and Democrats were invited for
ward and took scats upon the platform.
We regret that we have not the time
nor space this issue to give a full report
of Mr Newlands' address. He first
devoted himself to an extended and
complete refutation of the charges that
have been made against his record by
his opponent, Mr. Farrington. He
maintained that he is a bone fide resi
dent of the State and that he had not
been derelict in his duty during his ser
vice as Congressman. He then took
up in detail the great national issues
and discussed them in an able manner
which held the close attention of his
audience and elicited frequent applause.
Messrs. Newlands and Adams remain
here to-day and go on to White Hirer
tomorrow, where they w ill hold a moot
ing In the evening.
The Robust Mine und Mill.
The whim house over the new shaft
at the Robust mine has been complet
ed. Its dimensions are 30 by 60 feet
and besides the whim it contains a good
blacksmith outfit ami space for fram
ing timbers. The shaft is now down
120 feet, with the first station at a depth
of 88 foot, from which drifting is in
progress. When the 130-foot level is
reached, another station will ho cut
und connection will be made with the
surface above the mill by a tunnel,
through which all of the ore will be
handled.
Work on the mill is now in the hands
of the carpenters. The frame of the
precipitation room is up and the tank
room will soon follow. Mr. Atkins,
who Is superintending the building,
hopes to have the mill enclosed by the
middle of October.
Another Old-time Citizen Pusses
Awuy.
Martin McCormick, an old-time resi
dent of this county, passed away here
last Sunday evening. He had been
feeble from old age for a couple of years
and the worn out body refused to long
er bear its burden. He died at Mun
ro’s Hotel, where he has been stopping
for a long time, and was given every
possible care. The funeral took place
on Monday afternoon and was well at
tended, the service being conducted by
Neil Munro.
The deceased was a native of Ireland
and came to California in 1862, where
he engaged in mining, in the early
70's he came to White Fine and lo
cated at Ward, where he was watch
man at the mill for a number of years,
Ho was a steady, Industrious man and
saved enough to take care of himself ii
his years of feebleness. So far as
known he left no relatives. His agi
I was about eighty years.
. CRUSHED TO DEATH,
Freeman J. high Killed
in the Robust Shaft.
3 I -
Funeral Largely Attended.
THE WHOLE COMMUNITY IN
MOURNING.
Last Sunday morning Jerry Leabigh
went to his work in the shaft at tho
Robust mine, light hearted and with
out apprehension of danger—half an
hour later his mangled body lay in the
bottom, crushed beneath a* bucket of
roc k that had fallen eighty feet upon
its unsuspecting victim. Geo. New
man, who was operating the whim, im
mediately gave the alarm when tho
tho bucket fell and a summons was
sent to town for the doctor and Super
intendent Marx, while Foreman Muz
1 gor hastened to the bottom to see who
was hurt. He found Mr. Leahigh ly
j ing unconscious in the bottom of the
main compartment, while his partner
on the shift, John Burkin, was still
dazed by the suddenness of the acci
dent, but practically unhurt. With
the aid of John Foppiana, who was
working in a drift near tho shaft, Mr.
Mezger placed the body of Leahigh in
the bucket and they were hoisted to
the surface, but the unfortunate man
had breathed his last before reaching
the top.
Within a short time tho heart-brok
en mother and brother of the deceased
had arrived on the scene, and also u
number of citizens and the Coroner,
who impanelled u jury consisting of the
following gentlemen: J. N. Evans, F.
M. Clark, W. J. Carothers, Steve
Baker, J. B. Simpson and Otis John
son. After viewing the remains, the
Coroner adjourned the inquest until 1
o’clock at the Courthouse, and the
body was brought to town to bo pre
pared for burial.
At the hearing in the afternoon, a
careful investigation was made as to
the cause of the accident. Dr. Rich
ardson was the first witness. He tes
tified that he examined the body and
found the back brokeu, eight of the
dorsal vertebra? being crushed, and
that the left arm and leg were also
broken.
The next witness was John Burkin, 1
who was working beside the deceased
in tho bottom of the shaft. According
to his statement they had just gone to
work to clean out the rock left by the
previous shift. One bucket had gone
up and they had filled the second, j
When the empty bucket came down,
t hey attached tht rope to the other
and then tied on two short pieces of
scantling, resting the ends on the dirt
in the bucket. The deceased stood by i
the bucket while witness rang the bell !
to hoist, and both steadied it as it bo
gan to rise. Then they went to work |
to fill tho empty bucket and were so
engaged when the loaded one came;
down. It had slipped from the hook
when about JO feet from the surface
and fell fully 85 feet.
Tho hook was produced In evidence j
and Mr. Burkin, as well as tho subse- j
quent witnesses, stated that he consid
ered it safe anti that if it wore proper
ly attached to the bail, it could not
possibly slip off. It was a twisted hook
known by miners as a “rams-horn”,and
Jack Lemaster, who made it, testified
that he considered it to bo especially
safe.
Messrs. Newman and Mezger both
testified that tho whim was working
smoothly and there was nothing out of
the normal condition at the top of the
shaft to cause the accident.
The jury found that “the deceased
came to his death in Shaft No. 2 at the
Robust mine, caused by the falling of a
bucket down the shaft.” No attempt
to fix the blame was made.
The generally accepted theory of the
accident seems to be that the hook w as
properly attached to the bucket on the
start, but came partially off while the
two men w?ero tying tho scantling to
the rope and they failed to notice that
the hook had slipped. Few, if any, are
inclined to hold the company in any
way responsible and no ono outside of
the bereaved family deplores tho accl
dent more deeply than Supt. Marx,
who has always taken the utmost cau
tion for the safety of his men.
The whole community was moved to
the core by the sad affair and turned
out on masse to attend tho funeral on
Tuesday afternoon, tho Robust mine
| and all the business houses being closed,
j Tho principal services were held at the
! family residence, where the remains
were laid out in a beautiful casket cov*
oivd with Mowers. Than. A. Walker
impressively road tho Episcopal service
and a choir consisting of Mosdames
Paul, Richardson, Weber, McGill and
Cuiupton, and Messrs. Paul and Stearns
sang the beautiful hymns, “Asleep in
Jesus” and “Lead, Kindly Light”.
Six Intimate friends of the deceased,
Geo. Newman, Walter Rynearson, F.
M. Clark, W. J. Stewart, W. A. Moyle
and Stephen Baker, acted us pall hear
ers und walked beside the hoarse on its
1 short journey to tho grave, followed by
! one of the largest processions ever scon
| in the county. Over fifty vehicles were
F. H. CANNON,
—DEALER IN—
General Merchandise & Drugs,
CHERRY CREEK, NEVADA,
a full line of Groceries and
^Provisions. _
Mv Clothing and Furnishing Goods Department is
complete. Here you can find anything you
need from a Necktie to a Full Dress Suit.
IN MY DRUG DEPARTMENTS-^
You can find everything usually carried
in a first-class Drug Store.
PHYSICIANS’ PRESCRIPTION'S CAREFULLY
COMPOUNDED DAY OK NIGHT.
BUCKEYE FOLDING VAPOR BATH
CABINETS carried in stock.
All ordet s by mail promptly and carefully attended to.
P. II. CANNON, CHERRY CREEK.
in line, all laden with sorrowing friends.
The services at the grave were brief,
but touching and few eyes there were
which lacked a tear of grief for the
dead and sympathy for the stricken
family. Tho remains were gently low
ered into the grave, where may they
rest in peace until tho Resurrection
Morn.
Freeman J. Leahigh was born in !
Virginia City on the 28th of June, 18K8.
Ho came to White Pine as an infant in
his mother's arms, and grew up to a I
strong and sturdy manhood in tho
rumps of eastern Nevada. When tho
fortunes of Taylor began to decline, he
sought a new field of endeavor in Mon
tana. whom he s|H'iit the greater por
tion of the past twelve years, engaged
in mining and other occupations. For
several years ho was a guard at tho
Montana Penitentiary at Deer Lodge,
whence fie returned to Ely about a
year ago. Much of the time since then
he silent, in prospecting in this vicinity,
and in learning tho profession of assay
ed r, iH'ing nmbitious and anxious to bet
ter himself in every honorable way.
lie went to work at the Robust mine
! only a few days before tho fatal acci
dent which ended in his untimely death.
A dutiful and affectionate son and
brother, a true and steadfast friend, an
honored and respected citizen,—what
nobler epitaph can man have than this,
or what truer tribute than the genuine
sorrow that has pervaded tho entire
town since he was stricken down in the
flower of his manhood?
Besides his mother and step-father,
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Tucker, and his
brother, Dell Leahigh of this place, the
deceased leaves two sisters, Mrs. J. D.
Campbell, of Ploche, and Mrs. Frank
Cook, of Eureka, Utah. The funeral
was delayed in hopes that the former
might reach here, but she was unable
to come on account of sickness in her
family.
| Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a
Great Favorite.
The soothing and hualing properties
; of this remedy, Its pleasant taste and
prompt and permanent cures have made
j it a great favorite with people every
where. It is especially prized by moth
ers of small children for colds, croup
and whooping cough, as it always af
) fords quick relief, and as it contains no
opium or other harmful drug, it may
he given as confidently to a baby ns to
an udult. For sale by F. M. Clark.
Candidate's Announcements.
A Philadelphia company is to build
a forty-stamp mill in Searchlight dis
trict, Lincoln county.
A. L. PARKER
Hereby announces hinutelf as a
SU ver- Ro | mblican oa n <1 id a te
for tho office of Long Term
('on n ty Com m ission er,
Subject to tin' decision of tho
voters of the County.
. I/. C. sn. IL L EYli. 1R G ER
Hereby announces himself as a
! candidate for tho office of Long
Term
j County Commissioner,
On tlie Silver Party ticket, sub
ject to the decision of the vot
ers of tho t 'utility.
FRA.VK PAUL
Hereby announces himself as a
candidate for
Assembly nut n
From White Pine county on
the Silver Party ticket.
M. B. GARAGH.1 A'
Ie a candidate for re-election to
tho office of
County Recorder and Au
ditor
On the Silver Party ticket.
('.A. WALKER
Hereby announces himself as a
candidate for
Assemblyman
From White Pine county on
the Silver Party ticket.
H . R. BASSETT
Hereby announces himself as a
candidate for the office of
Sh niff
Of White Pine county on the
Silver Party ticket.
RICHARD A. RIEPE
Hereby announces himself as a
candidate for the office of
('on n ty Com m is si on er,
Clvong Term)
Of Whit© Pine county on the
Democratic ticket.
JOS. G RAX DEL. ME 3 'Eli
Hereby announces himself as a
candidate for
Assem blym a n
From White Pine county.
J. B. WILLIAMSON,
Hereby announces himself as a
candidate for the office of
Treasurer and Assessor
Of White Pine county on the
Silver Party ticket, subject to
the decision of the voters of the
county.
If. C. GALLAGHER,
Hereby announces himself as a
candidate for the office of
County Com m issioner
(Short Terra),
Of WThite Pine county on the
Silver Party ticket, subject to
the decision of the voters of the
county at the polls.
A. T. STEARNS,
Hereby announces himself as a
candidate for the office of
District Aft or net/
of White Pino county on the
Silver Party ticket, subject to
the decision of the voters of the
county at the polls on the <>th
of November next.
NEIL AIUNRO.
Hereby announces himself as a
candidate for the office of
Counti/ Clerk
nf White Pino County on the
Sliver I’arty ticket, subject to
the decision of the voters of the
county at the polls on the 6th
of November next.
GEORGE F. NEWMAN,
Hereby announces himself as a
candidate for the office of
Sheriff,
of White Pino county on the
Silver Party ticket, subject to
the decision of the voters of the
County at the coming election.
I. C. MOON,
Of Robinson,
Hereby announces himself as a
candidate for the office of
Sheriff,
Of White Pine county, on the
Silver Party ticket, subject
to the decision of the voters of
the County at t he coming elec
tion,
J W. B. GRAHAM, i
A DEALER IN ^
'GENERAL MERCHANDISE:
j !
J ELY, NEVADA >
J
J Groceries and Provisions, t
$ Clothing. Dry Goods and Notions $
J Blankets and Quilts. J
* LIQUORS, CIGARS AND TOBACCO 2
J GLASS WARE, TIN WARE J
J HARDWARE, ETC. 2
J
j POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE. J
{
{NATIVE AND CALIFORNIA LUMBER }
{SHINGLES, DOORS, - }
; WINDOWS AND MOULDINGS}
f felt/ i
AATM. HAYES,
—DEALER IN—
GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
Wholesale and Retail.
The Leader of Best Values
At Lowest Prices —
Through purchasing in car load lots and getting the
lowest freight rates, I am enabled to give my custo
mers the lowest Cash values in all lines.
YOU CAN BUY DELICIOUS COOL,
SOFT DRINKS
Consisting of Hires’Root Beer in package or bottle
at 20cts. Enterprise Beer, in bottle, 25cts. Pabst
Milwaukee Beer, 8 bottles for $1. Sarsaparilla and
Iron. Orange Cidar, Lemon and Cream Soda, 25cts.
per bottle. Mineral Water, 25ets. per bottle.
RO( K SAL'l for making lee Cream, $1.75 per cwt.
-LUMBER
Orders for Native Lumber from our Duck Creek saw
mill will be filled at the f dlowing prices in Lane City
or Ely:
In lots of 1,000 ft,fromonryard in Ely, $10.
10,000 “ from our Sawmill, $35.
“ 50,000 “ “ “ “ ; $32.50.
1 also deal in California dressed lumber, Doors,Win
dows, Mouldings, Flooring and Shingles.
B.P. Miller,
CHERRY CREEK, NEVADA.
Dealer in all kinds nl
GROCERIES, SOAPS, CARPETS, WALL PAPER
and HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE OF EVERY
DESCRIPTION.
Fruits. Nuts, Candies and Tobaccos a
Specialty.
Will give you more value for your cash than it pos
sibly can earn you by sending away for goods.
A share of the public patronage is
solicited.
COUNTRY ORDERS WILL RECEIVE
PROMPT ATTENTION iffc
TERMS: Strictly Cash.
General Agent for Utah & Nevada Express Company
for Nevada. Headquarters for all Stage Lines.
B.F. MILLER, CHERRY CREEK.

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