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MINES AND MINING PROSPECTORS ARE ACTIVE
STOCKS SOARING AFTER THE STRIKE QOLDFIELD AGAIN EXCITED OVER MINING SHARES Residents of Famous Camp Said to Be Annexing Fortunes — Develop. menu in the Ramsey Mining District rfprclftl to The Herald. QOLDFIELD. Jan. 12.— Now thnt the labor difficulties In Goldflcld lire settled development has been renewed with vigor und everything goes to show that within the next few weeks the excitement will be more Intense than It ha« ever been on the various stock exchange*. Stocks have advanced as high as CO per cent during the past few days and at the present figure do not represent their Intrinsic value. During the pant year or no Investors ln mining stocks, and especially Ne vada securities, have been piling Up profits hand over fist, which Is simply a short-cut way of saying that at many times it has been possible to double one's capital at every new move or with each successive Investment. The old curso that once attached to the hlt-or-mIBS mining Investment has been vanquished. It Is now down and out. Nevada has made good. But as a mining region It hns been thoroughly demonstrated that the value and possibilities of various Ne vada camps have not been over estimated. They haven't arrived at their crowning glory yet— they are only In the process of getting there. lt Is Isn't a little movement or a local craze. ■ Million. Dollar Shipment The Hayes-Monnette lease on the Mohawk mine of Goldfleld, Nevada, will make a shipment to the Selby Smelting company of San Francisco of fifty tons of ore, valued at $700,000. The Francis Mohawk has shipped twenty five tons valued at $250,000. This Is the greatest shipment of gold ore ever re covered In the history of mining: In this country. The Hayes-Monnette has opened up another rich shoot of ore In an upraise on the 270-foot level. Many men are now crowded Into this chamber and the vast tonnage of ore is now being broken. This ore Is exceptionally high grade ore, averaging fully $2000 to the ton. The Francis Mohawk has paid three dividends, making a total of $227,000 This has broken all Goldfleltl records when taken Into consideration that the company was not floated until June .9, 1906. The management of the Jumbo Leas lng and Development company, operat ing a lease on the Cornlshman claim of the Florence Goldfleld Mining company, has - just completed the ere.ctlon of a gallows frame which is thirty-six feet ln height, towering eight feet higher than those surrounding, and. aggressive development Is now being prosecute since the labor difficulties are settled. lts shaft has. now attained a depth of nearly 200 feet and the Intention is to sink to the 400-foot level to cut throe sulphite veins that trend through the lease from the Jumbo mines to the north. Ramsey Mining Company The end of the year and tho end of the first six months of Ramsey's life as a mining camp, finds a place on the map to stay, boastfully declares the Ramsey Reporter. ■; When Ramsey was started and when the great discoveries that have since that day developed into huge mines were made, there was the usual rush to the district by followers of mining ex citement. Some stayed. Moat went away again and some of these re turned. The experience of all mining camps was that of Ramsey, a season of feverish excitement and sensational reports of nil kinds, a calm and then a forceful silence of development and earnest work on the part of those who had become Interested in the district. Today more men are working under ground in the district than ever worked on top or under ground there before. Full shifts are being worked on half a dozen mines. Half a dozen more com panies will start soon with full shifts. Each of these companies has either a Huge dike of ore on top or a rich ledge that crops with enough width to justify extensive development. In no place In the district where systematic work can be done has the worker been disappointed In finding ore. On some claims ore has been found In such abundance that tho owners have been simply staggered by the stupendous prospect before them. Long Stretch of Quartz From the point of discovery the now famous Clark dike to the south end of the district the huge cropping that first disclosed the work of 'thQ. porphyretlc quarts can be traced on the surface. lt Is possible, it Is asserted, for a miner to walk on this huge dike for over two miles without stepping off the gold* bearlng quartz at any point in his journey. / The other big lead, the Red Moun tain system, is exposed for almost as great a distance as the Clark dike. lt runs from the Red Mountain No. i, an extension south of the Rattler No. 2 to the extension 'of the south end of the Starlight and crops In three places in huge cliffs of ore that assays mill lng values on the surface. It is on this lead that the Ramsay Bros, have staked their claims and are Investing their fortunes. iln the eastern part of the district are two vein systems that run almost parallel with the Clark dike trend. On the south end of one of these Is the Uaravanta dike, probably the largest body of iuiiiiiU.il gold ore on tho sur face of the earth. The Garavanta claims cover a huge knoll that Is topped by a cliff -"" feet high and nearly 2000 feet' long and every pound of rock In this; cliff seems to carry free gold. It Is a fact that this cliff prob ably has been sampled more and oftener than any other in the district and not one man has been able to Hint ii barren spot In It. The south end of the • knoll disappears on Its slope un der the nialulpi. On tho other end of the knoll the big vein can be traced to the northern limits of the district and on this trend are located some claims that will eventually make huge mines. < . True Comstock Extension The erosion covers this lead 1 more than it does the Clark dilfe. and tile big trend disappears from tune to time, to cyme out again on the saddles and high places y between the Oaravanta cropptnps and the north end. Experts nay thin ; trend continues. and marks th« ledge matter : and vein aystem of Tallapoose. " Others declare, after uur- COMBINATION MINE AND MILLS, GOLDFIELD THIS WONDERFUL MINE HAB DECLARED EIGHTEEN CONBECUTIVE MONTHLY DIVIDENDS, AVER. 5 AGING $40,000 EACH MONTH. THE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED BY CHICAGO CAPITALISTS THREE j YEARS AGO FOR $75,000, $5003 DOWN, AND THE BALANCE WAS PAID BY THE MINE ITSELF. THE} MILL IS NOTED AS THE MOST COMPLETE IN NEVADA V 'I"I"i"fTTTT'fTTTTTTTVVTTTVTTTI veytng Its direction, that this trend Is the true Comstock Extension. It Is Joined about half way Up Its length toward the north by a parallel system that nt the point of Junction makes a cropping over 700 feet wide that car ries gold Its entire width. At this point silver Is found in greater quan tities than in any other part of the district and experts declare that this system will prove more prolific in point of quantity than any other vein ln Nevada. It is so huge that all flows and counter currents of country rock have not disturbed it. Like a wall well built, it has repelled the charges against it by the forces of nature. Wherever on those huge veins depth has been attained, Increased values have beeii found and the future of Ramsey is assured by these four veins alone. if none other were discovered. As a matter of fact the district is full of crosn-systems that run between and up to the central or main dikes, and good prospects have been found upon all of these, some even better thin upon the main dike. Ramsey District Notes Charlie Clark of Goldfield discovered what Is known as the Ramsey Com stock mine, a large .ledge standing fif teen or twenty feet above ground and literally filled with gold. Adjoining tho Ramsey Comstock on the south the Ramsey Mining company has a largo body of ore and is open- Ing up a mine as fast as labor and money can do it. About three-quarters of a mile still further south Captain Davis of Day ton has made a very rich discovery and has a number of men at work on what is known as the Davis group. Immediately adjoining this group Is .the Walkover, owned by the Nevada Hills peopl/j of Falrview. They found ore on the surface ranging from $00 to $250 a ton. Adjoining the Walkover is the East Comstock Wonder Mining company's property, controlled by the G. 9. Clack Brokerage company, who have discovered ore running as high as $600 per ton. About two miles southeast from the Bast CoiTistock Wonder Mining com pany's property Ramsey and Fletcher have both milling and shipping ore on two groups adjoining each other, one called the Dago and other the Red Top. Two miles north Knickerbocker and Reynolds are working on what they call the Jack Pot, where they have a number of streaks ranging from eight to ten inches wide averaging over $200 per ton. The average of the same, thirty-four feet wide, leaving out tho rich streaks, runs $12.50 a ton, all free milling. About half a mile north from the town of Ramsey In the neighborhood of what was formerly known as the town of Tremont, Captain Cox has a shaft down about fifty feet and cross cuts show a body of ore ranging from $2 to $30 a ton. This ore is entirely dif ferent from the ore in the other prop erties, carrying about half gold and half silver, while the other properties show gold only. PAID $500,000 FOR MINES Gigantic Deal for Valuable Mineral Property Closed in Los Angeles During tho past week one of the largest deals In mining property lately negotiated In Los Angeles was closed, the consideration being $500,000. The property includes twenty-nine claims owned by J. B. Osborno and the Drew company of San Bernardino. Tho property, which includes the famous Tecopa and Gun Sight mines, located In San Bernardino and Inyo counties, Cal., was purchased by J. T. Overbury, H. Q. McMahon and J. H. Lester of Rhyollte and the Sloane com pany of Philadelphia, composed of N. P. Sloane, J, T. Sloane and J. A. Sloane. The corporation Will be known as ;li' Tecopa Consolidated Mining company, and already $100,000 lius been placed In the treasury to begin development work. Tho first step toward securing the property wub made last May, and a*v eral months ago Mr. Overbury and Mr. Mt Mahon came to Los Angeles an 1 paid $f>u,ooo for an option on the prop erty. The second $50,000 was paid Satur day and the new company took over a mortgage of $125,000 held against the property by the Drew company. In .si xiy days the transfer of papers will be completed. Since the first Install ment was paid the prospective pur chasers have been keeping twenty men at work on the property In order to hold the contract. To further fulfill the ftjwi .111 1 of the bonds 100 men will he put on at once and a big concentrating plunt and hoisting works will be erected. Didn't Help Matters Daughter (In tears) — But, papa, what have you against Charles? 1 am aura he would make a good husband. lrate Papa— He's an idiot, and Is only after your money.. Daughter— Oh, no, papa; 1 know, he would marry me without a cent. lrat« Papa— Would he? Then he is a worse idiot than i thought,— Pale Male. LOS ANUKI.KS HKKALU: MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14. 1907. GOLD OUTPUT IS MARVELOUS COMMENTS BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE MINT Nevada and Alaska Expected to Double Production of 1906 During the Present Yea^.— Figures Amazing George K. Roberts, director of the United States mint: "Tho world's production of gold con tinued in 1906 to show a large Increase. Three years ago the output was $325, 0(10,000, two years ago $376,000,000, and for 1906 it will be between $400,000,000 and $410,000,000. The largest addition, In recent years, has been made by South Africa, which, including all dis tricts, is now producing about $12, 00,000 per month. In tho United States, Nevada and Alaska have made increases which will carry the output of this country close to and perhaps above $100,000,000. It will be the first time the United States has ever reached that great figure. "Outside of this country and South Africa, gains and losses will probably about offset each other. The Transvaal has passed its record of before the war, and further expansion of the industry is hampered by the scarcity of labor, the present administration in England being opposed to the importation of more Chinese. However, at the rate of production reached in the last three months there will be a gain in 1907 of $15,000,000. over the yield of 1906. It will probably do better than that, say $140,000,000 in the year. Nevada Gold Production "With the new railroads building and present activity in exploration and de velopment, Nevada Is certain to show a very largo increase in 1907, perhaps doubling the 1906 yield, which will be around $10,000,000 or $12,000,000. Alaska promises further gains in 1907, and Mexico Is In shape to do better every year for some time to come. It is ex pected that the Klondike, which has been on a declining scale for several years, will hereafter do better, due to the development dredging. Australia, which is a large producer, has been losing about $2,000,000 a year for three years. The world's output in 1907 may be expected to he between $430,000,000 and $440,000,000." MINING MEN VISIT CAMPS Sale of 200,000 Shares of Jerome. Verde Stock to One Party In New York—Mi I Isite for Mayflower Word wi'.s received at the offices of the General Securities company Satur day to the effect that the New York branch had sold shares of stock in Jerome- Verde to one party and that Ibis stOOk was welling strong in broken lots. William Holly is at present at Palm Beaob. Florida, and while there. has sold a large block of stock to parties sojourning at that winter rasort. j. io. Meyer, president of tin- itandard Minis oompany, left last night for Oima, and from there win go to tho mines for tha purpose of Inspecting the late developments on the pro| erty and to satisfy himself that the recent big strike of hiKb grade oopper ore is bona lclc .Mi. Meyer is very enthusiastic over itandard minea ami predicts for them a great future. President Charles 11. Gates, Captain John N. White, superintendent of the Mayflower consolidated mines, with a party of interested eapltalLstH will leave for the desert next Saturday morning for an Inspection of Mayflower property and to decide upon the location of the mill site. The officers will lay out the trend of the pipe line from the vlllago of Dull-. While no special effort is being made. Mayflower stock Is selling steadily and the prospects for the sue cess of this; venture are considered more than good. ■ > ■ . ■' President Plowman of Standard mines No. a reports good sales in (Stand ard? stock and is now making arrange* meats to switch the main shaft to the 500-foot level. This done, it is believed that Standard No, 2 will produce as good ore as any western mine and that means much Indeed. The values in San Bernardino county mines are Increasing daily. It is considered the copper field of California. Cost of Water OREENWATER, Jan. 13.— Water for use In Furnace Is brought from Furnace creek, eighteen miles. It sells for $7.50 per barrel of fifty gallons. The water company Is owned by A. D. Bishop, who has just received ten head of fine draft horses Irom Fresno. MOHAWK JOHNNIE GREAT IN GOLD STRONG LOS ANGELES COM- PANY IN THE FIELD Direct Results of Building of Las Vegas & Tonopah and Tonopah & Tidewater Railroads — Found Fine Ore The Johnnie mining district in Nye county, Nevada, once called the Mont gomery district, is holding its own in the era of development that is placing the Sage Brush state at the head of the gold producing commonwealths of the Union. The district is pretty well oc cupied by experienced mining operators who are spending capital liberally in the opening up of highly promising properties, and with very satisfactory results. The district is both highly and widely mineralized, which accounts for the general success that has attended its exploitation. Gold, silver and copper are the pre dominant minerals, tho gold bearing ore being chiefly of the freo milling kind, and running into handsome values as a rule. The location of tho district is about in the middle of the great min eral belt or lode that runs from North western Nevada southerly into Califor nia, and then on to Mexico, and made world famous as a phenomenally rich mineral formation by the output of such camps as Tonopnh, Goldfleld, Manhattan and Bullfrog, and in the opinion of many mining experts it will, if properly developed, give as good an account of Itself as any. The construc tion of the Las Vegas & Tonopah and the Tonnpah & Tidewater railroads will wonderfully facilitate operations in the territory, as both lines run close to it. Mohawk-Johnnies Entrance The activity which has for some time characterized the district has received great impetus through the entrance of the Mohawk-Johnnie Mining company, a corporation representing L,os Angeles and eastern capital, and under the management of strong, representative business men who intend that their en terprise shall be placed on a dividend paying baala as early as possible. The company owns by straight out purchase .six fine claims situated to the south of the. Johnnie Consolidated mine and on the same ledge as that noted property. Development work Is being rushed. The Johnnie Consolidated mine in dexes the possibilities of tile district. It has already produced a quarter of a million dollars, while ore worth four times that amount is blocked out. The development of this properly also shows that the district's ore bodies go deep, tor the main shaft is 700 feet down and In ore. Tunnel and Shaft The development work under way on the property includes a tunnel and a shaft. The latter is down about forty feet in excellent ore. The assays of ore from this property have been highly gratifying to tha company's management, some of the rock going nearly $SOU per ton, princi pally In gold. At the head of Ihe Mohawk-Johnnie Mining company, as president. Is Wil liiiiu (i. Stewart, a capitalist lately re moved to Los Angeles from Chicago: in Horace Booth, another wealthy Chlcagoan, is vice president; X H. Clarke, a well known reul estate opera tor,i ' s secretary and treasurer; John L Pullman, a luce manufacturer of New York, and H. C. Chapin, a bank official i.r Lot Angeles, aro also on the direc torate. OBRIEN.KAUFMANN JOKE A tuny joke appearing In a San Fran cisco newspaper of last week pertained to a match between Kaufmann and Jack old leu. Billy Delaney, matchmaker for everybody in general, was reported ait having flung a challenge to O'Brien. Cribblns, for the Quaker, replied that O'Brien was willing. Wonder what 'O'Brien ha» to aay for himself? TALK IN CHICAGO ABOUT GOLDFIELD FORECAST OF STILL GREATER MINING ACTIVITY Capital Diverted from Wall Street to the Rich Gold Fields of Nevada and Cali fornia Fred P, Mey( r and C 11. Keld< 1 of tin- Meyer-Kcldol company, st... k brokers and Ooldfleld mine operators, stated in -in Interview hi the Auditori um Annei hotel, Chicago, that tha present situation all over the country disclosed the unmistakable Forecast of an Impending period <>r wonderful activity in mining matters In Nevada, They declare that no such set of favor able, conditions n* now prevail through- OUI the mining world hns ever hereto* fore existed In the hiatory or mine de velopment, These gentlemen assert that the Infallible signs, as disclosed by the dally market conditions in this country and also In Europe, Indicate clearly that the tide or public favor •■nn no longer be held In dick, when .'iskr-.i what the particular conditions are which at Ihla time favor this mar let activity In tho weptem mining se curities Mr. Meyer In parl s.-iid: "During the put two years the In vesting public has to some extent been familiarised with the truth about Wall street slocks through the writings of Lawson, Ida Tarbell and others. In consequence investment funds have in pome measure been withdrawn from the Wall street channel and a part of this money has found its way into Ne vnda mining ventures. "With an abundant and constantly increasing supply of funds available for prospecting and development pur poses Nevada has had during the past two years a fine opportunity to demon strate the merit of her splendid mineral resources. Her mining record testifies as to how well she lias improved this opportunity. Astonishing Achievements "The most astonishing achievement seems to me to be that up to this date there Is practically no person who has dealt in Nevada mining stocks at a loss, but on the contrary the record has bpen one of universal profit. It is, indeed, asserted, and I believe truth fully so, that In these two years Ne vada has produced one hundred men now rated as millionaires. These undis puted facts effectually nullify the wail of warning which now emanates from greedy Wall street, alarmed as it is to the last degree by the steady drain age, for western and mining invest ments of funds which have heretofore been flowing in an uninterrupted stream into New York city. These profitable investments of fundn in west ern mining stocks have so stimulated the production of gold In Nevada as to Place that state third on the list of Kold producers in the United States last year, and If the present ratio of Increase continues she will rank No 1 In 1907." . The banks and mining companies on the Nevada gold belt hold thirty mil lions of money in their vaults while they are also credited with thirty mil lions in New York and a like sum in the California metropolis. "Nevada has within the past 150 days developed a mine at Goldfleld which holds the world's record of production for the same period of operation. The sum produced to date exceeds eleven millions of bullion. Two carloads of ore from this famous mine, valued at two million dollars, are now held by the Ooldfleld banks, in whose banking houses tho sacks of 'high grade' are be ing stacked like wheat in a granary This remarkable specimen ore is soon to be. shipped through the east and displayed to the incredulous as ocular proof of the vast wealth of the desert Proof of Confidence "The strangest evidence of the con fidence of the Goldfleld mine operators in the permanency of their camp is fur nished by the records of the recent real estate transactions in Goldfleld, where every desirable available busi ness lot has been picked up at a price ranging from ten thousand dollars to thirty thousand dollars per lot. From a local contractor and builder I learn that he has contracts for more than five hundred thousand lollars' worth of business houses, all of stone nnd mod ern construction, to be erected on these lots as soon as material Is avail able, and he assures me that these improvements are being undertaken by men who are in a position to know accurately about the real merits of the mines, because In all cases they are directly Interested In and associated with the active mining operations of the camp. "The above facts are fully supported by the records of such mines as the Silver Pick, Red Top, Mohawk. Jumbo, Atlanta, C. O, D., Gold Bar, Blue null and its nearest neighbors, the Gold fleld Bank property. In which an ex tensive body of valuable ore has just been encountered. "These and many other conditions combine to show thnt a period of sub stantial prosperity is at hand for all legitimate mining enterprises In Ne vada tn general and at Ooldfleld in particular." NAGLE BUENA VISTA MINING AND MILLING CO. Another mining company was organ ized in l<»h Ajigelaa Saturday with a capitalisation of $1,500,000. The directors are C. J. l.incke, Harry T. ijuiiin and J. J. Crego, formerly newspaper men; A. (». Park, attorney and capitalist; John T. Nagle, graduate of a mining school with thirty years' experience as a mine manager, once foreman of Belcher mine, a veteran Comstocker, latei owning, the famous Minnie Mealy, Heliize'B BUttS copper mine. The company has three known gold veins, the assays showing all the way from $titi to $SUOU per ton on sui f.i.c and in proapeel holes. The com pany has nine claims und a fraction, or abOUt IM BOreS. The properly Id located nt camp Thurman, sixteen mllei south' eust Of iSarohlight, and adjoins the original rich Thurmau strike, which is now the Uoyd'Searchllght company. MANAGERS AND CAPTAINS MEET AA A meeting ot the Amateur Baseball league managers and captains will be held tit 800 Smith San Pedro street to night, at which all those concerned are requested to be present, Homeless children received and placed In house* for adoption. Apply Rev. O. V. Rice. Superintendent Chil dren's Home society. 33* Bradbury building. Los Angeles. TOO MANY BURDENS CARRIED Rev. J. 8. Thomson Says Individuals Take on Themselves More Than They Can Carry !>v. ,T. S. Thomson, pastor of the lndependent Church of Christ, preached a sermon on "Our Burdens" yesterday. He said, in part: "A man's burden may bo doubt, or failure, or opposition, or debt, or rtlii ease, or weakness, or disappointment, or lonellnen, Every one has a burden of tome kind. , "Christ In hl« gosprl teaches us that I Is wrong to worry about food OT clothing, or houses. We need not worry about tho pnd of the world, the Immor tality of the soul, the laws of the uni verse, tin- season* or the destiny of the human race, We may think and specu late abo'it these things, but It Is folly to worry about them. They are God's nf fnlrß, not ours, We must trust him with theße mutters. There are private burdens and there are public burden^ also. There are also self-linposed bur dene, "individual! take upon themselves more burdens than they can carry, an 1 the burdens crush them to death. Im perialism is b self-imposed burden or peal nations, like France, Germany, Russia and Qreal Britain; and now Japan and the United States are sue etsful In the Imperialistic race, Im • perlallsm is burdensome, It demands large navies, big armies, heavy < ;| * is ana an Increase of pensions. And yet., i the whole earth is to be under one government lome iimo, is not Imperial lam working to fulfill tho grand dream of the unity or tin- human race? Jesus Christ haa proclaimed that ho can make our burdens lighter and our yolkea easier, "If wn liollov,. and follow him nnr worries will pass away. We are ba coming a very nerVOUS race, becnuse we refuse to accept Christ as the healer of our bodies and souls on his own terms. There are burdens which God places upon our shoulders, and we ought to carry them. Some day these burdens Will be found to be our treasures for heaven. "Christ shows us how to bear these necessary burdens With comfort. Ask him, try his ndvlce. Test his way. You have his divine word for It. He Invites your tent. PRECEDENT AND PROGRESS, TOPIC Rev. C. C. Pierce Tells of Those Who Are Ever Learning and Are Never Able to Come to Truth "Precedent and Progress" was the topic yesterday morning of Rev. C. C. Pierce, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. He said in part: "Nothing Is more in evidence to him who even casually observes the facts and phenomena of life than that while there are those who are forever seek ing to help this world along there are others, and sometimes a' majority, seeking to hold it back. While there are those who with unvarying eagerness seek to learn the great lessons of life, which are constantly being taught, there are many more who are 'forever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.' There are those who are forever standing on the mountain tops, welcoming the advent of the dawn, nnd heralding anything that gives the hope of progress, while there are others, and sometimes it seems a majority, who linger still in the valley, where the shadows of the past are still dense, and with faces turned toward the days that are forever gone, bow down In abject servility to prece dent. "Among those who are forever learn ing and never coming to a knowledge of the truth are a great many very good people in our churches. Some sup pose they know it all now and that there is nothing more to be learned. Some suppose that our ancestors, en dowed with divine wisdom above us, were commissioned to dole out to the human race all the wisdom It would ever need, and that he who oversteps the Ideas and teachings of the past Is a heretic. There are some, many In all our churches, who seem to have lost the very ability of learning anything. They rend no books of the present hour in a world quivering with life; they repeat their little theories and suppose they have all there is. "Some are afraid to learn. They have heard old fogies repeat so often the platitude that there is a conflict be tween science and religion that they suppose of course it Is true. Some have fallen into a comatose condition in their religious life and never make a single step of advancement. "Of course, the true attitude of a Christian in this world is that of an open-hearted learner. He should say with Paul: 'Not as though I had al ready attained, either were already perfect, but I follow after, that I may apprehend that for which I was already apprehended of Christ.' This involves the attitude of lifo which welcomes all that Is new in the hope that something better than tltat of tho past be dis covered. This involves the generous and tolerant attitude which considers and weighs all things, so that that which Is good may be selected. This Involves the scientific attitude, which will enable one to investigate and learn from actual contact with things, and which will lead to experiment in spilit ual as well as In material things. "Then, too, all about us we see those who, beholding the power of true re ligion in the Individual life and in hu man history, walk blindly through the world, admitting none of the clnlms of religion into the soul. Such are the most blinded of all and furnish the most conspicuous and numerous exam ple of those with all opportunity of knowing the very best things of life, seem ever to learn and never come to a 'knowledge of the truth.' " DR. JOHN WILLIS BAER TELLS OF HOME MISSIONS Special (o Tho Herald, PASADENA. Jan. 13.— A large audi ence assembled this morning In the iMisi Presbyterian church to listen to Dr. John Willis liaer, president of Oc cidental collage, deliver fin address on "Home Missions." Having formerly been general secretary of home mis sions of the national church Dr. Haer was In a most excellent position to talk Intelligently of the needs of this par ticular branch of the work In which lie is still givutly interested. ln spite of the fact that the address was not extensively announced word that the president of Occidental col lege was to speak in Pasadena had gone thoroughly over the city and there were many In the big auditorium from other denominations anxious to hear the young man from the east who is expected to do such great things for the Los Angeles-Pasadena Presby terian college. Everything you want you will And In the cl:»Hi»teU p&ge-a modem encyclo pedia. On* cent a word. 7 TOLSTOY SUBJECT OF BABA BHARATI PAYS HIGH TRIBUTE TO THE RUSSIAN SAGE Says Author of "Resurrection " Knowi the Truths of Hindoo Vedas and Has Found Them Out Himself '-''" rolstoy, the rttiHsinn saga, was " "'■' ' ' ■■■' '■' ' ourse by Baba Bha 111 ias< nlghi ai Krishna templt in parl he nald: the f.ni 1 1, ,H count Leo Tol •toy was a great Rnislan writer, I hnj no ipei in.- Information about his life Mis wTltin»i and dolnga while I was in India. Tha fact Is, i renounced tim world and my home sixteen years ago "'"I became a roving aacstli . and »■> i ciiii not know much <>r the man and manners m the nreatern world, having ■tudli >i little or nothing or It during Hi" twelve yaari of my asceticism. H'M.r, i knew nothing particularly of Tolstoy until I came to New York n little ov»r four rears ago and opened my class for teaching religion ami phil osophy. Now and then some nf my students would bring mo a copy of a newspaper containing some article em bodying Tolstoy's views or lifo and on current western topics. They would bring them to ma, finding; my views and opinions so very similar to his. And When I read them myself I used to be Struck by their wonderful simi larity, put what struck me more forci bly was the clearness of his expressions and the wonderfully keen penetration which he betrayed in dlsousalng the social and domestic problems of west ern life. Me seemed to me to be a very much Illuminated man, and when I heard from my friends a few details about his life, the simple life that ho livjed though possessed of riches, I was confirmed in the further opinion about him that he is a real sago who lives his faith. Reads "The Resurrection" "Once I cam-! across a novel written by Tolstoy, 'The Resurrection,' and I read it. It was a poor translation, but it showed the genius of the mind which wrtoe it. A master mind peeped through every page of it. I wanted to read more of his works, but had little chance in tills strenuous western life to think of procuring them and less time to read them. The other day, having read and appreciated my arti cle on 'The White Peril,' he wrote me a kind letter expressive of his appre ciation, and sent me a number of his books as a generous Rift. I have had as yet little time to read these books, but have glanced through a few of them. These glances gave me, how ever, very clear glimpses into that mas ter mind. One little pamphlet that in terested me most wag the autobiogra phy of his mental development, In which I found the chief facts about his life which I have been very anxious to know. The book is entitled 'How I Came to Believe.' It is a wonderful book— the history of Tolstoy's belief in God. Dressed in the simplicity of language, expressions and sentiments which are the general characteristics of an illuminated mind, the book is a marvel of sincerity, clear reasoning and most instructive revelation of human life and Its inner springs. -From this book I gathered the facts that Tolstoy, in his boyhood, was in itiated into the creed of the Greek church; that at the age of 16 he gave up that creed, influenced by athe istic opinions of some of his school mates; that thence forward he drifted into deeper stages of atheism and a purely sensuous life; that not until after. a few years of his married life was he disturbed out of that atheistic complacency by the question that arose within him as to what was the meaning of life; that this question grew more and more persistent for a solution day by day, and, finding no answer either from materialistic science or his learned contemporaries and friends he often thought of committing suicide; that besides studying all schools of western philosophy, he studied Mohammedan ism and Buddhism to find that solut ion; and that, being disappointed in every direction, he thought that sui cide was the only exit from a life which seemed to him without a meaning and which some of the best philosophers, ancient and modern, call an evil. Finds Solution "At this stage of his desperate pes simism he actually stumbled upon the most satisfactory solution— not from the sciences or the philosophies or his learned contemporaries or from any religion, but by studying the lives of the poor and laboring classes. What struck him most in their simple and yet hard life was their faith in what they knew, in what they had been taught to believe in. He found that these poor laboring people had found a meaning in life which people of his own class, well-to-do and educated like hlmßelf, did not know. He found that this, their knowledge of life's, meaning, consisted and expressed It self in their belief In God who treated them as they deserved. Ho found out further that faith was superior to rea son in so much as it made life brighter, full of comparative) contentment, and, above all, furnished it with the essen tials of more or less harmonious char actor. "This lead Tolstoy to go back to his ancestral religion, Christianity, and ex amine its principles. Studying Christ by what he taught and how he lived, he found the full solution of his ques tion—life's problem. Palth in God, who Is love, was Christ's central teach ing, the teaching that he lived — the lesson to demonstrate which for all mankind he suffered himself to be crucified, so that the whole world would see that his love for God and limn never left him under the severest tor tures. "And Tolstoy adopted Christ's teach ing, faith In God. Not the faith that the modern church Inculcates, but faith ln the God that dwells In every human being, the God Whose voice directs the steps and molds the life of every one who hears him. And he only can hear him and be guided by him who lives the life that Christ lived— a life of love, faith and goodwill and unselfishness. "Hero Is the man, the one man In the west, known all over the world, who has found out the truth of the Hindoo Vedas all by himself, by per sistently demanding of Ufa Its object, mission and meaning. Tolstoy searched in Buddhism for his solution, and he was disappointed. Hut Buddhism is not Hlndoolsm. If be had studied ttw Vedas, the Brahman religion, he would have found the meaning of life long before ha did. lie would have then found that the Upanlshads, the philo sophical part of the Veda, is the religion that Jesus of Nazareth taught and lived and gave to the western world. Hut whether he received from tin Ve das or the Bible, he has got hold Of the basic principle of all life and re ligion, and has absorbed its essence so much that its radiance has filled his mmdm mind and being and Is visible In his actions. LaW Tolstoy l* the greatest living sage and thinker of the age la' the whole west."