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Yerington, Nevada, the Wonder Spot of a State of Wonders, in a Class by Itself
Lyon County limes. VOL. XLIX. YERINGTON, NEVADA. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 14. 1907. NUMBER 36 $80,000 i Was the Assessed Valuation of Yerington in 1906. Now $437,275 I_ THE LYON COUNTY BANK ONE OF STRONGEST IN THE STATE State Bank Examiner Marshall was in Yerington this week on official business, 10 examine the accounts and report on the standing of the Lyon County Bank. It must have been gratifying to the officials of the bank when Mr. Marshall voluntarily told them that there were only two banks in the State of Nevada with as good or better a showing and that they did not do a loan business. In view of the fact that the local bank does do a loan business, it would seem that it lias ever}7 right to be classed as Ne vada's strongest bank. Mr. Marshall also complimented the bank’s working force on its efficiency, the accounts and books being kept in a neat, thorough, careful and systematic manner. Yerington certainly has every reason to be proud of the Lyon County Bank, and this entire section should feel 1 ighly complimented. It speaks vol i ines for the prospertiv of the district and is an advertisement that’ means much. Workmen are still engaged making brick for the magnificent new building to be erected on Main street. The foun dation is already in place and work of i (instructing the stories to be placed thereon will begin at an early date. The blueprints now in the hands of the builders show the building to be one of the finest bank structures in the State. The architect has made pro visions for at least tw-o offices on the ground floor in addition to the banking quarters. The upper floor will be divided into offices. EAST YERINGTON SOON TO BECOME BIG SHIPPER Matthew Domm, treasurer of the Rust Yerington Copper company, lias been in camp for the past several days, having come from his home at Salt Rake for the purpose of inspecting operations on the East Yerington group. During the summer several thousand dollars have been spent prospecting the surface, with the result that several veins rich in the red metal have been uncovered in addition to the main ledge that outcrops boldly on the surface. Mr. Domm is more than pleased with the work done and the results which have been accomplished. From one of the holes sunk to a depth of only ten feet, two tons of high-grade copper ore have been extracted. It is proposed to drive this shaft to a depth of 100 feet, a contract for which will be let in a few days. Mr. Domm has every reason to believe that the East Yerington will enter the shipping class at an early date. 1 he group adjoins the Contact property. Mr. Domm recently returned from the east having spent much time in Pitts burg, Philadelphia and other eastern money centers. He says that Yerington >s attracting as much attention in the Yew England states as any other camp in Nevada. In that section of the country people have come to understand that Yerington is destined to become one "f the most substantial camps in the west. OPERATIONS ON CENTRAL On the Yerington Central operations consist of driving the main tunnel to laP the ledge at depth. General Man atfer Keatty informs the Times that it is expected that the ore body will be cut "’thin the next 75 feet. • he Central is looked upon as one of !”S ones of the Yerington district. It is located close to the Nevada-Douglas ■loldings ami the ledge extensions of that big properev cross the estate. the company itself is a close cor poration, no stock being offered to the public. Development will undoubtedly "pen up an estate that will prove a pro ducer of high-grade copper of no mean proportions. ^Irs. H. C. L,egg of Dayton has re moved to Yerington, where she will make her future home. 1 ax List Proves That the Growth of Yerington Has Been Nothing Short of Marvelous bigures talk, so it is claimed. Presuming that the saying is the truth, they tell a wonderful story of Yerington. In the year 1906 the assessed valuation of Yerington was $80,000, figured from the assessments made by the assessor at that time. This year the assessed valuation of Yerington figures a grand total of $437,275. Are there in the State of Nevada many communities which can equal the record? A growth that represents an increase of over 500 per cent. At that rate Yerington will, as the Times has al ways claimed, be in the course of a very few years the leading city of Nevada. The record of the past year will be eclipsed by the record to be made from the present time un til the close of the year 1908. Yerington is growing today at a pace both substantial and fast. “Coming events cast their shadows before.” “The handwriting on the wall” is plainly read. Yer ington has a better backing than any mining camp in Nevada. Providence alone can stay the hand of progress. Judging from the kindness dealt this wonderful country, it is evident that nature has. intended to make of Yerington the wonder spot of a state of wonders in all reality. ****>«—*—^MMWMarfMwm—Mm*"*****^****—*"**************»»*»«*«aw^i*ww»*«<«i*« WHEELER Mill IS RUNNING SMOOTHLY It is not often the privilege of a min- j ing organization upon the initial run of a new mill to have the plant start off like a veteran, ami maintain its record throughout the first week or more of its existence. That, however, was the for tune of the Wheeler Gold Mines Com- , panv, which began to turn the wheels for the first time the first of the present month. The management had antici pated that .the rough edges would have to be ground down before anything like the logical saving could be made, but re ports state that everything is progress ing as smoothly as could be desired, even after two weeks or more of experi mental metallic saving. Manager 0. I). Rooklidge stated to the Tribune Monday that during the first six hours' run, twenty-five ounces of amalgam resulted, and that the con centrates average 8.06 ounces gold to the ton, while the tailings average .51 of an ounce per ton. The company will add a cyaniding equipment soon to handle these tailings, and it is estimated by the management that with this addition, taking into consideration the success of the present mill, will allow one of the banner savings of yellow metal made anywhere in the west. Mr. Rooklidge states that the average value of the ore now being sent through the mill, which has five stamps, is S100 gold to the ton, The management naturally is very much gratified over the success of the plant, the same following some extra ordinary fine rewards in the propert\ near Yeiington. The Wheeler is enm ir*T into its own, the delay being one re sult of distance from supplies and pio neering in anew field. I be organiza tion is a Salt Lak«^one, and was formed shortly after the camp of Yerington had advanced to general notice.—Satt bake Tribune. HAS EAR MARKS OF A MINE Nine miles to the*east of \ erington, Louis Gangon and Frank Morris have a group of claims upon which there is a splendid copper showing. The owners brought some of the ore to town this week, after a visit to the property, and it is likely looking stuff. While little more than assessment work has been done, the showing war rants the conclusion that is will make good. At the bottom of the shaft on Eureka No. 1 claim, the ledge is as dP as the hole and carries copper Zt. »p tol»POn the other i the croup. Eureka Nos. -, and 4 the same vein outcrops on the surface indicating its continuity for a distance of at least 1500 feet. Already Messrs. Gangon and Morns are being sought after by parties seek ing to acquire title by purchase. ,e> seem to be in the fortune s pathway. IARTER MEMBERS, ATTENTION! «_ l fiplfl til charter members of Greenfield V v‘ iO Knights of Pythias, who ve" not been initiated into the Rank of Z are requested to be presen at avitt hall, Monday evening. Septem a16,atthehoiSofv8odock. c c APPRECIATES STRENGTH OF THE TIMES To show the Times is appreci ated we herewith print an extract from a letter received in this office from Henderson, Pierce, Critcli low and Barrette—Salt Lake City’s first legal talent. Sept. 9, 1907. Lyon County Times: The writer of this letter has taken your paper for some time, and takes this occasion to compli ment you upon its strength and efficiency. You have a good dis trict. Your paper is writing it up properly, without unnecessarily booming it. Very courteously yours, Henderson, Pierce, Critch low and Barrette. Bv Prank Pierce. BIG SALE One of the largest deals affecting title to agricultural land in this valley was consummated this week, when the Ne vada Mammoth Gold Mining Company purchased the J. K. Gignoux. ranch for a consideration of $30,000. The property involved in the sale is reckoned among the best in productive Mason Valley. Kacli year's profits from the sale of hay, grain, potatoes, etc., rnn into big sums. It has a large acre age, nearly all of which is under culti vation and yielding abundantly. The Mammoth Gold Mining Company owns some 29 claims in the vicinity of the big farm. The acquisition of the property carries with it a splendid water right, which means that the company will lie afforded every facility for treat ing the product of its property in the most economical manner. One of the holdings is embraced in the acreage of the old Cambridge mine This property has produced more than one million dol lars, having been worked many years ago. Operations were suspended when the shaft had reached a depth of 350 j feet, just for what reason no one seems to know, as the showings at that leyel seem to indicate that the once big pro ducer is far from lieing worked out. The Mammoth company believes that with a comparative small amount of work the Cambridge will again come to the front, and it is the program to begin operations there immediately. Results j will be watched with a deep interest. NORTH DOUGLAS TO START According to a well defined rumor, T. 1). Murphy and his associates, owners of the North Douglas, will begin work on their holdings within the next few days, j The North Douglas was purchased j some time ago by Mr. Murphy through ; K. J. Cooper of the Yerington Invest ment company. The former jumped into mining fame on account of his con nections with one of Goldfield s famous properties, the Silver Pick. Mr. Murphy is one of the most care ful and concervative mining men in the State. His advent into Yerington is evi dence of his faith in this camp’s future. The program outlined by him will un questionably result in a thorough, yet active, campaign of development. RENO-YERINGTON DIRECTORS MEET The directors of the Reno-Yerington Copper Company held a meeting at the office of the company in this city last Monday. Professor Hesse, who is pres ident of the company, was in the city to attend the meeting of the directors and spent a day or two examining the new strike in the company’s property. The professor is highly pleased with the new find, lie measured up the ore body, and says it is 22 feet wide now and in his opinion the ore zone will he 250 feet wide. The ore is high-grade and is found in the contact between the ande site and quartz-porphyry. There appears to be two classes of ore. A sample of each was assayed yesterday and gave re turns of 30 and 31 per cent copper or over #100 per ton. At the directors meeting F. H. Mever was elected su perintendent. He immediately let a I contract to drive the tunnel ahead until it is under the apex of the big vein on the surface. A force of men will also be put to sinking and drifting on the ore body. The Reno-Yerington is fully making good all the predictions heretofore made about its prospects, and as stated in these columns last week, this property is a strong candidate for second, if not first honors, in the copper belt. This strike demonstrates the fact that the ores are not confined to the lime belt, but are also in the porphyry zone that traverses the range from east Jto west. This fact is of the utmost importance to the whole camp, and will inspire others who have claims in this porphyry zone to go after it as the Reno-Yerington has done. The tunnel is now in 364 feet, and is equipped with rails, car, air-pipe, tools, money in the treasury and everything necessary for the prosecution of work. The ore will doubtless vret better with every foot. And should no more ore be encountered, 22 feet, or even 10 feet of such high-grade, will be sufficient to place it in the list of producers'. GUY ATTORNEY RESIGNS At last evening’s session of the City Council, City Attorney S. H. Baker handed in his resignation, which was accepted. Ill health is the cause of Mr. Baker’s retirement from the office which he has filled with credit and honor from the birth of Yerington as a city. Mayor Smith and the council paid Mr. Baker a glowing tribute in words that made it clear that they were indeed sorry to lose the valuable services of one who ad hered so strictly to the duties of his position. Mr. X. W. Willis of the law firm of Willis and Guttery was unanimously appointed to the vacancy. hike his predecessor he will be a great help to the council. Above all the city itself will feel the benefits which will result, as Mr. Willis is a progressive citizen with a go alieadativeness that is at all times centered on a greater Yerington. The matter of repairing Main street was left over until the next meeting. Street grades are now being determined and no action can be taken until the city engineer has filed his report. What the council will do in the matter re mains to be seen. It is the general pre’ sumption, however, that considerable money is to be spent on our principal thoroughfare. IS MORE THAN PLEASED WITH SHOWING ON MASON VALLEY To state that Lew Humphries, consult ing engineer for the Mason Valley Cop per company, is enthusiastic regarding the present ideal physical conditon of that property at Yerington would he putting it mildly, for he found con ditions prevailing on the property dur ing his recent visit, that he had hardly anticipated. Mr. Humphries returned Sunday from this mine, and during his visit to the same he made a thorough examination of the workings, and took a long line of ore samples for the pur pose of making a report upon the pres ent developments. He stated yesterday that he was not prepared to give figures as yet, as the report must first be nu.de and the samples assayed. He did say, however, that he found the Mason Valley in splendid shape. As the development work is pushed ahead, the extent of the ore body becomes greater, while the value of the ore is increased fully 50 per cent. And the end of the ore is by no means vet in sight. He states that all the faces of the main workings are in the same character of ore, and everything indi cates that the mineralized zone is far greater than was originally anticipated. He brought with him some extremely handsome samples of the copper sul phides now being encountered, and they illustrate more than words what is now resulting from the work. There is a new development on the east side of the property. An ore lxxiv is coming in on the contact which at present is four feet wide, and whose copper values are run ning much better than 20 per cent. A winze is being driven upon this new find. LIEUT,-GOV. BREEN IS IMPRESSED WITH YERINGTON P. M. Breen, ex-lyieutenant-Governor of Colorado, is again in camp, having come for the purpose of interesting him self in Yerington copper property. Governor Breen is a hail, fellow, well met, and a short acquaintance with him is enough to learn why he is so gener ally esteemed by the people of the Cen tennial State. hike e'verv mining man who has visit ed the Yerington district, he is more than optimistic concerning the camp and its prospects. “lean see no reason,’’ said he, “why Yerington will not lie come one of the leading copper produc ers of the west. This is my fourth visit to the camp, and each time I am the more impressed. “Yerington does certainly look good to me. 1 am here for the purpose of be coming interested in some mining prop erty. On top of that, I am so favorably impressed with the camp that I expect to make my home here.” Governor Breen is one of the most widely known men in the west. He was a liosom friend of Eugene Field in the days when the great poet was in the heydey of his fame, At the time he occupied the office of Lieutenant-Gov ernor of Colorado, Governor Eaton was in the executive chair. The distinguished visitor is a man of whom only words of praise are heard. The great influx of Coloradans into Nevada makes this State homelike and here he intends to cast his lot. GOOD SH0WIN6 ON GRUBER Ill spite of the fact that but a few clays’ development work has been ac complished, the Gruber and Koss prop erty, south of the hudw-ig, is showing up wonderfully strong. An average as say of the ledge crosscut for a distance of 8 feet returned the splendid value of $77.10 to the ton in gold and copper. The owners will soon award a con tract for the sinking of a shaft to a depth of 100 feet. Considering the present appearance of the lead and its above-average values, it is only natural to suppose that the property will de velop into a big-sized mine.