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Lyon County Times.
VOL. xxxvi. Dayton, Nevada, Saturday, December 15,1894._No. 2^. LYON COUNTY TIMES. Published every Saturday morning by 33 Y n o ISJ GATES PKOPRIETOK. F. W. FAIRBANKS editor and publisher. TERMS: SingleCoples. f 10 Per six Months..1 ~r> Per Tear.°0 Delivered in tow» by carrier, per month 50 Subscriptions must be paid for in advance. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. I'uite4 Htat«‘N Covernmerit. president.Grover CD f.veland Vice President ...... . A. Stkvf.nson Secretary of State. . IV. Q. Gresham Secretary of Treasury . J. G. Carlisle Secretary of War. IK H. Lamont Attorney General.Richard Oi.nky Secretary of Navy. 11. A. Herbert Postmaster GeuGrftl.W. 8. Hisfell Secretary of Interior Hokf. smith Secretary of Agriculture. .. J. H. JIokton Ntafe of \evada. United States I W* M Stewart Senators i.Iohn P Jonka Congressman. F. G. Newlandn Governor . K K Colcobd Lieutenant Governor J Pocjadi i M A M r rph Y Judgesof Supreme Court ' C H Hrlknap t. HR Hioni.ow Clerk of Supreme Court. Joseph Josephs State Treasurer . John F Egan Secretary of State ...Oil Gray State Controller. .K L Horton Attorney General. ..... J I) Torrevron Surveyor General. .John K Jones state Printer . Joseph Ecklky Supt. Public Instruction.Or vis Kino (. Richard Rising ........ } A L FITZGERALD District Judge* < A g «Tiknky ( . OF Ialbot Lyon County. Justice of District Court .. Richard Rising stale Senator.. J. E. Giohoux 4 Wm Melarkky Assemblymen j. S. G. Boston Sheriff. .... W. A. Donnelly Assessor. .A. W. If RANH clerk and Treasurer. — ..J. A Hi ntqon Auditor and Recorder. . T. I* Mac k Distric t Attorney.J.C. Hazlktt Public Administrator—. a J. G. Young 4(1. term) D P. Randall County Corn’s < (a. term). J- F. Holland ((unex. term). W. H. Spuaoo $3,000.00 A YEAR FOR THE IN0USTRIGUS. If you waul work that is pleasant and profitable, ** n<f us your address immediately. We trueh m« n and women how to earn trout •A .4to ix r day to *M.ooo §m*. year without having hart pr# \ mmu « xperienee, and furnish the employment at which they cun make that amount. Nothin : difficult to learn or that requires much time The work is easy, healthy, ami honorable, and can bedone dur ing daytime <»r evenings, right iu > >ur own local Ity, Wherever you Jive. The re*nil of a f -w boors’ work often equal* a week's wage*. We have taught thousand* of both sexes and all age-, umi many haw* laid foundations that will purely bring them riches. Rome of the Smartest men In this country owe their success in life to flie sturt given them while iu our employ years ago. You, reader, may do a« well: try it You cannot fail. No capital m-ressarv We fit you out with something that ^ new, solid, and sure. A book brimful of advice is free to all Help your, pelf by writing for it to day — uot to-morrow. Delays are rosily. E. C. ALLEN & CO., Box 420, AUCUSTA, MAINE. A.R.BRANN, MANUFACTURER OF Tents, Wagon Covers, A wnings. Horse Blankets, Hammocks, hydraulic hose. Ami everything In the* line* of Leather and ('MiiYttK Goods. All 141 minor Wire* ami ICopt* Mplleinu; Iloue with \>afut»MM nnd l>ln|»at<*li. L’ity price's. ('all m this oflice. Everywhere, Sold Everywhere. Grown Everywhere. ffERRY5tos] ^ At,k your dealer for them Hand for M m Ferry’* Seed Annual lor IS05. M In vuluable to all nlanterNand lovers Fine Vegetables and Itenutlful Flowers Write tor It- Free. l>. H FKKKY At CO., ^7 Detroit, Mlek. IX TIIK corn BKLT That l« Where Nllver f’lty Lien-The Rip \ niiwinkie Group of lSim*wa»Ml What a Little Capital Would l>o With Them. The Rip Vanwinkle series of mines are situated southeast of Sil ver City, about a mile distant; about half a mile west of the bed of Gold Canyon, and about half a mile east of the road leading to Car son City, and about two and a half miles north of Dayton, Nevada. The group consists of the Rip Van winkle and Monarch claims, ex tending end to end northerly and southerly, and True Blue and Brown and Lothrop claims extend ing side by side on the east side of the Rip Vanwinkle and Monarch claims at about their center and ex tending in an easterly and westerly direction, covering part of a hill that rises o(X) feet above the tied of Gold Canyon at a point opposite the center of the group. The Mon tezuma patented claim lies at the westerly end of the True Blue. To the north lies the North Carson, Dayton and then the series of'Silver City mines, comprising the heart and center of the Devil's Gate and Chinatown Mining District in which are situated the gold mines of Silver City, Nevada. To the south and west of the Rip Van winkle group are a number of pat ented claims where gold ledges have been discovered, among the number being Daney, which in ear ly days produced a great deal of money. The Rip Vanwinkle group is sit uated on the east branch of the main vein that runs through the Silver City mines, and the sa^ie passing longitudinally through the Rip Vanwinkle and Monarch, and the west branch of the same vein passing through the Montezuma patent on the west of the True Blue and Brown tfc Lothrop, and the Brown & Lothrop and True Blue being traversed longitudinally by at least a dozen veins running east erly and westerly from the west to east branches of the main vein coming from Silver City and bury ing themselves in the Spring Val ley Hat in a southwesterly direction from the group. To the east of the group, immediately at the foot of the hill, to Gold Canyon creek, placers have been worked from 1853 to the present day, whenever water could be obtained, and re cently work has been much in creased on the claims. These pla cer claims extend along Cold Can yon, bnt the most extensive work has been done at a point below the group of mines referred to. It is believed by miners, and the croppings upon the surface justify the belief, that at a point very near the center of the group there exists a large concentration of ore from all the ledges named. The north and south and east and west ledges seem to exist firmer there, and the croppings more uniform, showing a perfect blow-out or blos som. A large number of open cuts have been run on the surface in an easterly and westerly direction along the length of the True Blue and Brown and Lothrop, and also a large number of simular cuts and shafts have been sunk northerly along the length of the Hip Van winkle and Monarch, and all indi cate the existence of an immense concentration of ore at or near the center of the group. Every one of these workings are in quartz and ledge, carrying on an average from the surfaet down 75 per cent, in gold, the value running from $9 a ton to over .1*100 per ton, and in no place can quartz he found that does not carry gold and silver. The main ledge which runs through the Rip Vanwinkle anl Monarch is quite regular and averages four feet in width. It lies it an angle of 38 degrees at the north end, but straightens up to about 45 degrees as it approaches what is probably the largest quartz croppings in this section of the State at the south end. The east and west ledges, of which there are a great many, run from six inches to eighteen inches in width, and all carry metal, being richer than the main ledge, indicat ing that if there is a concentration of the ledges at the center of the group, it is a fair inference that it would prove a veritable lwranza. Now, the next question to be met is “why are these properties idle?” It is difficult to maintain the pos ition that a man or any number of men own Bueh properties as above described and cannot handle them, and cannot make them pay. In order to do so successfully, the con ditions must lirst be thoroughly understood. It has lately become a recognized fact that owing to wat er existing at no great depth in the district under discussion, that it is impossible to work the mines therein by shafts, and that the only way to work and develop such mitres economically, or at all, is by means of tunnels. The Zadig tun nel, in Silver City, was run for that purpose, and also the itoudman Coutact tunnel and other smaller tunnels, and in every one of them pay ledges have been found that nothing was known of before they were run, The tunnels, drain the mines, and the ore is knocked down cheaply and run out at small cost. From the tunnels cross-cuts are run in the country rock and other veins discovered. The entire country is veined. It is creased with quartz seams in every direction from the main veins or their branches. The district is traversed north and south by an immense mineral belt over a thousand feet in width, in any part of which pay ore is likely to he en countered. Still, this does not thoroughly explain why the owners of the Rip Vanwinkle group can not handle their own properties on the surface, and extract ore, have it milled, and save money enough to run their own tunnel, but it goes 1 towards such explanation. The Rip Vanwinkle group is not jointly owned, but severally, by five or six poor miners and prospectors. They work their claims separately, keep up the assessment work, and just live on the ore they extract. None of them have means enough to put up proper works of any kind. They are simply gouging on the surface. Thousands of tons of ore have been extracted and milled, from which most indifferent returns have been obtained as compared to the assay value of the rock. Fifty tons of $75 ore returned only $25 a ton, in one instance. The fault lay entire ly with the milling. The ore con tains a sulphuret, and it is impos sible to mill it properly by the or dinary pan process. Tt should be first concentrated or roasted. By simply heating the ore on a shovel in a forge, the gold is readily freed, and it can be horned to its full as say value. It is not by any means a refractory ore, except to the extent stated. While concentration is an old and tried system of reduction in other sections, it is comparative ly new on the Comstock, but where ever tried, it has been a complete success. Superintendents Kitikead of the Occidental, and Boyle of the Alta, in which mines they have a similar kind of ore, are emphatic in their praises of concentration, and entertain no doubt whatever of its efficacy. There can be no doubt of its efficacy. It works success fully everywhere. In time the owners of the Rip Vanwinkle group will get their ore worked to a decent percentage of the assay value, and they will need no outside assistance, and the price of those mines will be tenfold what it is now. As it is now, those of their number who have families to support, do so on the small returns they get. Now, what could a company do with these mines? Opposite the center of the group, there is a most advantageous tunnel site, on the east side, near Gold Canyon. An old tunnel is there, which was run in the early sixties, in a distance of over 200 feet. It is now abandoned and subject to location. The main vein of the group of mines dips to the east. By extending this tunnel a distance of 800 feet it would tap the vein at a depth of about 300 feet, and extending it 400 feet fur ther it would tap the concentration of all the veins above mentioned. The ore tapped in the main vein will pay handsomely, and there is no estimating the fortune that would follow the extension of the tunnel 400 feet further west. The main vein would give an extent ot ore 1500 feet to the north and 1500 feet to the.south from the point where tapped, and as it lies at an angle of*about 40 degrees at that point, it would give an extentof ore on the slope to the surface of be tween (iOO and 700 feet, with an av erage width of four feet, being sim ply immense in itself. It is just the right width to work cheaply. Nothing but studs would be neces sary to hold up the ground. The ore could be run to the mouth ot the tunnel, and there are mills up and down the canyon near by to work it. It is only about two miles to railroad either way. Twenty thousand dollars will buy the whole group of mines, pay the expenses of running the tunnel, and place the owners in a position to make big interest on their investment, without advancing another dollar. It will not cost over $5 per linear foot to run the tunnel. The ore can be run out of the tunnel, ex tracted, wages paid and mines kept in repair at an average cost of less than $3 a ton. It can be trans ported to mill for 50c. a ton, and it can be milled for $4 a ton, making a total cost of about $7.50 a ton, leaving a profit even on the lowest grades of the ore, no matter where found, in any of the open cuts or shafts on the surface. There is not a better offer in the mining market. Titles are absolutely clear. The owners have agreed to sell all the claims. Every opportunity will be given for full investigation. Alfred Chart*. Four II Ig MacfeMNCH. Having the needed merit to mote than make good all the advertising claimed for them, the following four remedies have reached a phenominal sale. I)r. King’s New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds, each bottle guaranteed—Electric Hitters, the great remedy lor Liver, Stomach and Kidneys, Hueklen’s Arnica Salve, the best in the world, and Dr. Kiug’s New Life Pills, which are a perfect pill. All the remedies are guaranteed to do just what is claimed for them anil the dealer whose name is attached herewith will be glad to tell you more of them. Sold at Flaws. <.oor. Advice. In an address delivered before the Sacramento teacher’s institute David Star Jordan, jiresident of the Stanford university is reported as saying: “It does not hurt a young man or woman to be ambitious. With out ambition they will never amount to anything. It is a mis take to say ‘I cannot go to college i because I have no money.’ If you have health and strength you are not at a disadvantage with the world. It is foolish to repine be cause you were not born with a sil ver spoon in your mouth, when a little effort will win you a gold one. I Remember the cards are stacked against the rich man’s son. The poor man’s son who has learned economy and energy has won the first blow of the battle.” Young man, cut this out and paste it in your hat, or better still, commit it to memory. Act upon it and be a man among men. A Decided Preference. Breckinridge returned to Con I gress the other day and found his seat in the lower House almost smothered by Mareshal Niel roses, ' placed there by admiring women. They most likely belong to a : class which a certain story reminds i one of. In the Cleveland-Garfield cam paign two women were leaning over a fence. “Whose your hub goin’ to vote for Mrs. Maloney?” “James Garfield the great states man.” “Ouch! the thafe who stole so much in Congress. My Tim will vote for Grover Cleveland of New York.” "What! that man who sint Marie ! Halpin to the bad?” “Never mind Mrs. Maloney, I’d a dom sight rather be seduced than robbed.”—Appeal. I Caveats, Trade-marks, Design Patents, Copyrights, And all Patent business conducted for MODERATE FEES. Information and advice given to Inventors without Charge. Address PRESS CLAIMS CO., JOHN WEDDERBURN, Managing Attorney, P. O. Box 468. Washington, D. C. 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