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MINES AND MINING=OUTLOOK AT GOLDFIELD
MINE WORKERS
SECURE RESULTS
GOLDFIELD CAMP FAIRLY HUMS
WITH INDUSTRY
Yellow Stuff Coming to the Surface
arfd Many Tont of Rich Ore
Shipped to the
Mills
p«,
Special to The Herald.
GOLDFIELD, Nev., May 26.— 1n the
palmiest days of its mushroom growth
no prairie city ever presented a more
active appearance than do | the hills
surrounding Goldfleld following the
strike and idleness. On every hand —
north, south, east and west — moun
tains are dotted with evidences of the
search for gold. Not only the old
leases, which were in operation before
the trouble, but new ones In large
number are coming to life, until now a
conservative estimate places the num
ber of leases which are in active oper
ation at three hundred. This does not
lnclude the prospect holes nor the holes
which are being worked by windlass,
but those which are equipped with
the paraphernalia which are necessary
to the quick development of the mod
ern mine.
As a natural sequence of the recent
sensational strike on the Little Flor
ence a greater portion of the activ
ity is centered around Mllltown and
adjacent territory. Every lease with
in a reasonable radius is being worked
to Its full capacity in the hope that
the rich ledge which was uncovered
on the Florence will be encountered.
And there is every reason to believe
that not a few of the surrounding
ledges will soon bo in the rich ore.
But all of the good values in the
district are not confined to the prop
erty before mentioned, and so in other
sections there is the .same Interest
manifested. Both old and new leases
are working night and day with no
abatement, ..to the end that the hidden
treasure may be brought to the sur
face and returns given for the large
sums of money which have been in
vested in the search for it. ■ ;;•-•-
Shipment of Ore
The mills in the Goldfleld district
show increased activity as the result
of actual mining operations. The ship
ments of ore for one week to the Gold
field, Nevada, reduction works make
this showing:
Tons.
Burns-Beesloy lease 170
Loftus-Davls lease .96
Reltz lease, Francis Mohawk dump. 2Bß
Mohawk Li. & D. Co., Francis Mo
hawk dump 77
Jumbo 836
McKane lease. Quartzite dump 37
Little Florence 41
Florence Mining company ©
St. Ives Leasing Co :...'. . •25
Total .......■....'.......•;•• •- 1016
This shows over one thousand tons
of ore handled by one Goldfleld mill.
Besides this the Consolidated company
shipped from the Mohawk one day nine
carloads, approximately 360 tons. This
•went to n the Nevada Ore- Purchasing
company at Miller's Biding. ■ From the
Oddte dump on the Mohawk two car
loads'were shipped to the same place.
•It will be seen that in all nearly
20002 000 tons of ore went out of the dis
trict during seven days. . This does not
necessarily represent all of the product
of the mines here, for many of the
leases are piling pay ore on their
dumps and will allow it to accumulate
until a large quantity is accumulated,
when shipping will be commenced.
High Values Found .
The Mohawk Jumbo Leasing com
pany struck it rich at a depth of 415
feet. The drillings . show a value of
$6767, while samples ! taken from I two
feet across the ledge returned $1657 a
ton. ■ ' . .
The president of the company hold
lngI Ing the lease is J. P. Loftus; the vice
president, George B. Holleran. and the
secretary and treasurer, J. H. Macmil
lan Aside from the treasury stock of
2502 50 000 shares Mr. Macmillan and Mr.
Holleran own practically all the stock,
the holdings of Mr. Loftus being of a
minor nature.
No Market Manipulation
George Wingfleld In a recent inter
view said: „
"I" I have myself in the past ten days
purchased some 10,000 or 12,000 shares
of Goldfleld Consolidated Mines stock
at an average price around $7 a share.
I bought it because I thought it was a
bargain at that figure. However, I do
not think It good business to go into
the market and buy all of the shares
offered. I am buying stocks occasion
ally perhaps often, but operating in
the stock market is not my business.
And there Is where the public falls to
Judge correctly as to what Senator
Nixon and I are endeavoring to do.
lnI In the case of the Goldfleld Consoli
dated Mines company, particularly, we
are mining— trying to permanently de
velop a great mining property— and not
seeking to make a market in which we
can unload stock. We might, if we
■were trying to manipulate the market,
advantage ourselves very, materially
and we might, also, do good to some
promoters and professional traders.
But we believe the work in which we
are engaged is of more permanent im
portance than that which we might
bcb be doing, and so, while we are operat
ing in 'the market to some extent we
are not endeavoring to influence Its
movements." - ,
lnI In the Wonder district work is being
rushed on the Ajax Wonder and Gold
en Wonder, and. both operations are
now able to show picture rock to vis
itors. In fact, all of the properties
surrounding the Red Top townsite are
looking good, and more work is being
done in that vicinity than In any other
part of the district. ' To the north of
this townsite, on the Spider- Wasp
group, twenty-three leasers are at work
and the company has started its own
work on an extensive plan. The town
of Wonder is filling rapidly and each
day I sees long trains - of freighters
ladened with mine machinery and camp
supplies pulling across the desert from
Fallon, while autos, packed to their
capacity, daily deliver big human car
goes in the earth.
The deep secrecy which has hitherto
been \ maintained respecting develop
ments on this' great property has been
in a measure released, and more or less
lnformation is now current in the
camps. It is stated on good authority
that in the winze from the tunnel level
there is at present seven "feet of ore
from which assays better than $800 per
ton have been taken. . . V
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RICH GOLD STRIKE IN
PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA
Special to The Herald.
GLOBE, Ariz., May 26.— An Im
portant discovery of placer gold near
the head of Steamboat Springs canyon
on the southern slope of Dripping
Springs range, one and three-quarter
miles southeast of Troy in Pinal
county, has caused considerable ex
citement and an lnruch of prospectors
from adjacent mining camps. Th«
scene of the find is twenty-five miles
west of Globe.
The find was made several weeks
ago by Mexican leasers on a clnini
owned by Frank Wilde and in a very
short time the Mexicans took out by
the dry panning process from $700 to
$800 in coarse gold.
The gold is found about 800 feet from
the top of the mountain in disintegrat
ed quartzite, and the gulches below
for a mile and a quarter to the springs
prospect fairly well.
GREAT EARNINGS
IN COPPER FIELD
Boston and Montana Company Paid
Dividends of Nearly $2,000,000.
Profits of Other Copper
Companies
Large dividends recently have been
declared by the copper companies of
Montana. The quarterly dividend of
the Boston and Montana company,
which was declared a few weeks ago,
was at the rate of $2 a share and $10
extra, the whole amounting to $1,800,
0. In the year 1906 the company paid
out in dividends $7,200,000. In three
years the dividends on a capital stock
of $3,750,000 have amounted to $22,800,
0. The North Butte Mining company
of Montana made net profits on its
copper production of 1906 amounting
to $3,637,200, as against $2,720,000 for
the preceding year. The production of
1906 exceeded that of 1905 by about 2,
0,000 pounds. The copper was sold at
the rate of 4 cents more a pound than
the price of 1905 on the average. A
surplus of $2,151,000 was carried over at
the rate of about $5 a share, which was
additional to the net earnings at the
rate of $9 a share.
The Amalgamated Copper company
has declared a dividend of 1% per cent
and an additional dividend of 1 per
cent on its capital stock, payable May
27. The surplus of the company has
Increased so that It Is reported that a
total of more than $20,000,000 in cash is
available in its treasury and the treas
uries of its subsidiary companies. The
Amalgamated Copper company has
paid In dividends, including the latest
one, the sum of $53,125,000. The capi
tal stock of the company is $155,000,000.
According to the statistics published
by the ministry of Improvement of
Mexico there are more than 1000 cop
per mines in Mexico which are distrib
uted as follows:
Jalisco 302, Michoacan 95, Lower Cali
fornia 65, Sonora 234, Chihuahua 53,
Durango 51, Aguascalientes 49, Guer
rero 44, Sinaloa 35, Zacatecas 14, San
Luis Potoßi 14, Collma 12, Tamaulpais
1, Coahulla, Oxaca, Puebla and Hi
dalgo 5 each, Mexico and Nuevo Leon
3 each, Teplc 2.
President Diaz recently delivered a
message to the chamber of deputies of
Mexico which contained the statement
that the continuance of mining activi
ty in Mexico was evidenced t>y the Is
suance In six months of 2000 title
deeds.
AVAWATZ MINES
GROWING ACTIVE
Los Angeles and San Bernardino Capi
talists Take Option on $40,000
Property — Silver, Gold
and Copper
In the Avawatz mountains Silver
Lode mining district, E. W. Smith of
San Bernardino and L. Decker of Los
Angeles signed up an option to George
D Hale of Tonopah and W. I. Clen
denon of Los Angeles for the sale of
eleven claims for $40,000. They feel
confident of a sale before the first of
July.
They have a tunnel 100 feet now com
pleted on one ledge and it shows fifty
feet of good shipping copper ore. Mr.
Smith has other large holdings in the
district located only seven miles from
the T. & T. railroad.
Recently Mr. Hale and partners sold
the Desert Queen, seven claims, for
$40,000, 10 per cent cash and all to be
paid within a year.
The Avawatz mountains in San Ber
nardino county— great buttes of gran
ite, lime and porphyry, pushed up to a
height of 3000 to 8000 feet to the west of
Silver Lake valley— are very rich in
mineral, gold, silver and copper, copper
predominating.
Last September when Mr. Smith and
party reached Silver Lake there were
two tents up and a water tank. Now
there are over forty tents, several wood
and two iron buildings, a general sup
ply store, restaurant, saloon, repair
shops, rooming tents, etc. It is des
tined in the near future to be one of
the largest, liveliest mining camps In
the state.
NEW GPUB STAKE LAW
TAKES EFFECT JUNE 1
Two bills were Introduced in the last
Nevada legislature which relate to grub
stake agreements, and provide that all
of these agreements should be recorded
In the office of the county in which the
prospecting was to be done; the bill
stipulating that such county, or certain
fixed boundaries for this prospecting,
should be named in the grub stake con
tract. It also provided that the dura
tion of the contract, the consideration
and some other details, should be specl
flnally mentlonel.
This measure was at once recognized
by the legislators as one well calculated
to prevent the many misunderstand
ings and controversies that have arisen
from grub stake agreements In Nevada,
and it was passed by both houses with
few dissenting votes. The bill has been
signed by the governor and will take
effect as a state law on June 1,
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1907.
SILVER STRIKE
AT CRACKER JACK
News was received in
Crackerjack last week of a
great silver-lead strike in the
mountains west of the camp.
While the matter is being kept
very quietly by the finders, the
Kennedy brothers, it is known
that the strike is about thirty
miles west of Crackerjack. The
Kennedy brothers last week
brought in several samples of
galena that will run up into
the hundreds of dollars in sil
ver. It is said a six-foot ledge
has been exposed.
The Kennedys returned to
the scene of their new strike
Wednesday, after securing
supplies sufficient for thirty
days.
It is expected that within the
next two weeks news will be
received of one of the biggest
silver strikes in the country.
In consequence of the stir
ring stories scores of prospec
tors left Crackerjack and
neighboring points last week,
all in search of the new Eldo
rado. Summer heat and dis
tance have no terrors for the
husky miners, who are ever on
the alert to be "in at the kill
ing" when it comes to finding
a new gold, copper or silver
camp.
Crackerjack seems to be on
the map.
MINES OF VALUE
FOR INSPECTION
Full Investigation of All Properties
Will Be Made on Application and
Certificates Issued — Ban.
quet June 14
The first general business meeting
and Informal dinner of members of the
Los Angeles chamber of mines will be
held June 14 at Levy's. There are now
320 members of the chamber.
A meeting of the board of directors
was held yesterday afternoon :.nd the
committee on investigation and reports
of mining properties made its report. It
was decided to divide the inspections of
mines into two general classes, one to
consist of mining properties which are
to be registered with the chamber, and
covering which the chamber's certifi
cate will be issued, and the other claBS
to consist of mining prospects upon
which It is desired to* have only the
chamber's official report of findings.
The registration fee charged by the
chamber for inspections in the first
class mentioned above will be $50. In
vestigations of prospects coming under
class two will be subject to a charge of
$!5, with the provision that a more de
tailed examination will be made and is
sued at a subsequent time upon the
payment of the difference in the two
classes, viz., $25. The mining company
will, of course, also be charged with
the actual expense of the investigation.
Quite a number of companies have al
ready expressed a desire to register with
the chamber and it looks very much as
though that (Organization will have con
siderable of this class of work to do
within the next few months, inasmuch
as its certificates cannot fail to be of
great value to the mining companies.
The above named committee was au
thorized to select for the chamber a
suitable emblem, to be duly copyrighted
and to be used upon the letterheads,
billheads, stock certificates and other
printed matter of such mining compan
ies as may receive the certificate of the
chamber of mines.
GREAT ORE ZONE
IS EAST AVAWATZ
Strong Rival for the Crackerjack Dis.
triet — High Assays Reported from
Shallow Workings on
the Range
Many promising gold properties are
being opened up in the East Avawatz
range, two miles east of Crackerjack,
several new camps having been estab
lished lately. While this range has
as yet been barely scratched in the un
ceasing search for the yellow metal, the
results obtained seem to warrant the
belief that tho East Avawatz will soon
rival the balance of the Crackerjack
district.
The strikes in the new section are
remarkable as showing the great ex
tent of»tue ore zone Immediately tribu
tary to Crackerjack. The next few
weeks will see much work done in the
great East Avawatz range, on the
northern slopes of which Is situated
the Cave Springs mines. Many well
known Crackerjack operators have out
fits at work on both sides of the rugged
mountain, and some high assays have
been obtained from shallow workings.
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Okell Drill at Work on the Mohawk Jr-
GOING AFTER THE YELLOW METAL ON THE MOHAWK JUNIOR
PROPERTY AT GOLDFIELD
FORTUNE SMILES
ON SEARCHLIGHT
THE DUPLEX MAY BECOME
ANOTHER QUARTETTE
Mining Activity Has Doubled Banking
and Commercial Business — Whole
District on Eve of Fever
ish Boom
Special to The Herald.
SEARCHLIGHT, Nev., May 26.— As
development on the Duplex progresses
this property is demonstrating that It is
soon destined to become another Quar
tette. Despite the fact that several
fortunes have been taken from the
workings, the property Is Just beginning
to assume the shape of a mine, and only
this week another good strike made In
the lower workings is reported, which
is the most important yet. A large
fcody of rich ore has been encountered
rwhich will give the mine a reserve for
years to come and at tho same time al
low steady mill run.
The new discoveries augur .well for
Searchlight, for as soon as ore Is
blocked out and opened sufficiently an
addition will be made to the mill, which
will double the capacity and also be
the means of adding triple tho number
of miners to the payroll.
Reports from the lower levels of the
Quartette Indicate that even richer ore
is now being found than has ever come
to light in that great property. As de
velopment progresses every available
man is being put to work, and as soon
as the twenty-stamp addition to the
mill Is blown In the property will go In
for record-breaking production.
These circumstances, coupled with
active development at Nob Hill, on the
Silver Legion, and In Eldorado canyon,
where the Fortuna is now producing
heavily, and where lesser properties are
placing on extra miners, has had a ten
dency to inject a spirit of activity never
before witnessed in this district. Busi
ness houses and commercial institu
tions have felt the change, and the
banking institutions have doubled their
business within the past thirty days.
The district is on the eve of a fever
ish boom, when a number of l.g pros
pects begin adding their product to the
ajready increasing output.
On the Midas Property
Contractor T. E. G. Fredericks is
making record time in completing the
work on the Midas shaft, which is,
about finished, and is now nearing the
200-foot level. The contract calls for
a total of 126 feet of work, and this
has been accomplished In little more
than thirty days. The rich stringers
cut in the progress of the sinking have
passed out of the workings and drift-
Ing will have to be resorted to in order
to pick up the ore body. Experts who
have viewed the territory agree that no
effort should be made for ore produc
tion under 300 feet, iis other workings
in the vicinity have demonstrated that
at this depth the ore comes into sold
formation and attains Its richness. This
was true In the Boston shaft of the
Quartette company. As yet but little
water has been encountered in the Mi
das, but the workings show strong in
dications of a good :iow, and another
50 feet of sinking will in all likelihood
tap a ledge dipping from the east and
at the same time supply tho mine
with plenty of water.
Development- at the Stanley Forbes
Extension, which is a new corporation
formed to work the east extension of
the now big ore producer, continues to
show rich surface ores. A large force
of men has been employed three weeks
now trenching and searching for the
best point at which to send down a
shaft, and this matter has been finally
settled at a point where the ledge
shows an abundance of free gold from
the grass roots. There are five claims
in this group, and on every one of them
are traceable strong ledges. When the
Stanley Forbes was started it could
show but moderate values from the
surface, and it required an approximate
depth of 200 feet to come into the main
ore body. On the Extension the vein
outcrops many times larger than tho
original ajid carries as good values at
surface as the original had at 150 feet.
The corporation is a strong one, Joseph
McArthur, president of the Stanley
Forbes, holding the vice presidency, and
practically directing affairs. Col. M.
R. Moyer is president, J. J. Tyndal
secretary, the board of directors in
cluding beside the above Len J. Kiser
of Searchlight. Another shipper will
doubtleßS be "blown In" at Fourth of
July mountain in the near future.
The shaft on the Searchlight Bell is
now cutting a fine body of quartz,
which pans a long string of colors. This
new body of mineral i;» larger than the
stringers cut above, and Is supposed
to be the forerunner to the main ore
shoot. The company is waiting for the
arrival of Its big plant of machinery,
when work will proceed with greater
dispatch.
Appointed Surveyor
Elmer Chute has been appointed
surveyor of Esmeralda county, Nevada,
with office at Goldfleld.
BULLFROG TIPS
FROM RHYOLITE
DISPOSITION TO DIG FOR GOLD
ALL SUMMER
No Vacation for the Mine Owners and
Workers— Powerful Hoist Re.
ceived for the Hayseed
Property
Special to The Herald.
RHYOLITE, Nev., May 26.— 1t Is
probable that general activity In the
Bullfrog district will continue all sum
mer. Developments will be persistent,
so long as men can be secured to work
in the mines. The fall season, with the
railroads completed, will witness heavy
shipments of ore.
The thirty-five horsepower hoist has
arrived for the iHayseed mine. It is
being installed at the property. Ore
cars and other appliances are also be
ing freighted to the property. This is
the first hoist to be installed in the
Lee district. Others will follow close
ly and the real music to the miner's
ear — the throbbing of the engines — will
soon sound throughout the gold
blessed Lee In earnest.
John L. Morgan died in the Furnace
creek country several days ago of
hunger and had enough wealth to have
served a banquet fit for a king. The
story is brought here by Walter Ad
ams, Morgan's partner. For more than
a year or two had been knocking
about on the borders of Death valley.
Last summer they were lost and suf
fered agonies from thirst and hunger
before being rescued. During that
period Morgan ate the burning sand.
The control of- the Wild Rose Min
ing company's property, located in the
Wild Rose district, Inyo county, Cali
fornia, has just been purchased by a
strong syndicate of Boston, Mass., and
Providence, R. 1., operators on a basis
of $300,000 for the property. The hold
ings of this company are among the
oldest and richest locations in this now
famous district, and are in close prox
imity to the great Skidoo mine, whose
wonderful bodies of rich ore challenge
the attention and admiration of the
entire mining fraternity of the world.
A rush Is expected to begin at once
to a new oil region which has been
discovered about fifty miles south of
Ely, and near the Nevada-Utah line,
by Sol Snider and Silas Branch, two
well known prospectors. They have
made known their discovery to a num
ber of men, who have immediately
taken an active interest in the explora
tion and development of the region.
Snider and Branch have brought
large samples of oil shale and fossil
rock which they say abounds in the
district. These samples have been as
sayed by Ely assayers and metal
lurgists, who state that the samples
shown carry from 15 to 25 per cent
bituminous matter. In some of the
samples the oil Is so plentiful that It
drips from the rock when exposed to
the heat of the sun. When this rock
Is held to the flame of an alcohol lamp
it bursts Into flame.
DISCLOSURES RAPID
IN THE RAMSEY DISTRICT
Remarkable disclosures are the re
sult of development work In Ramsey
district for the past month. The sec
ond strike of copper in the Ramsey
Comstock, on the third level, Is re
ported and the shaft rapidly going down
to the 500 level. The extraction of
high-grade ore from the shoot on the
second level is being advanced and the
high values maintained In the seven
foot ledge, with two feet on the hang
ing wall, very much improve In cop
per contents, and the gold values run
from $244 to $260 per ton. There are
10,000 sacks ready for shipment.
Bonnie Clare Developments
On the Rattlesnake claim, a part of
the property, of the Bonnie Clare Min
ing and Milling company, lying midway
between Goldfleld and Bullfrog, work
is down 800 feet. Very rich ore running
up to $86 to $124 a ton. Most of the
ore from which the mill will be supplied
from the 400-foot level, where the vein
Is 158 feet in length and five feet in
width, extending up to the surface,
with average value of $30 a ton. It is
being worked by numerous upraises.
On the Courbett claim there are some
4000 feet of workings. The depth is 700
feet and it is to be sunk to 1200. This
claim is expected to furnish 300 to 600
tons of milling ore a day, average value
$35 to $40 a ton. The company claims
$5,000,000 blocked out and in sight.
Emancipator Camp
Howard and Kelly own the Emanci
pator group, adjoining the Myrlck prop
erty In the Crackerjack district. A
shaft Is now down twenty feet, show
ing: five feet of ore, carrying good
values In gold and some silver. Work
Is beginning on many other properties
In the same range. Among other claim
holders are C. S. Elchkoltz. "Kid"
Bahten, Wilder, Heath, Moore, Lamb
and several other Crackerjack people.
CAUSE DELAY
IN GOLD CAMPS
George Wingfield is quoted
as giving out this statement
to all holders of Goldfield
stocks :
"That Nixon and Wingfield
are striving to make mines,
not markets, and "do not pro
pose to play the hands of pro
moters and the brokers"; that
the Goldfield Consolidated
Mines company will not pay a
dividend this year ; that time
must elapse before the proper
ties owned by the $40,000,000
merger can be economically
operated, and that they must
be provided with practically an
entire new equipment of hoist
ing and drilling machinery;
that in order to make the most
lasting profit from the opera
tion of these properties, the
company must erect a mill
with a capacity of from 600 to
1000 tons a day. An order for
this mill, which will cost about
$650,000, is about to be placed,
and it is expected to have it in
operation by January 1 ; that
even if the entire new machin
ery plant and the mill were
now in place, mining and mill
ing to the fullest extent would
be impossible because of the
inadequacy of the electrical
power at Goldfield, a condition
which may not be remedied
before the end of this year."
BRIGHT OUTLOOK
FOR MANHATTAN
Arrival of Improved Machinery 'or the
Ore Reduction and Refining Com.
pa ny— slo,ooo,ooo in Ore
on the Dumps
MANHATTAN. Nev., May 26.— The
site for the big plant of the Manhat
tan Ore Reduction and Refining com
pany is on the southern slope of Mus
tang hill.
The first installment of machinery
will consist of two five-stamp bat
teries, a tube mill and a cyanide plant.
The mill will have a capacity of sixty
tons of ore daily and. is to be sup
planted with other batteries as occa
sion demands. Manager Wolf an
nounces that the plant will be In op
eration by mid-summer. Contracts
have been closed for the handling, of
an ore tonnage approximating $300,000
in value, and other and larger con
tracts are pending. It is estimated
that the ore tonnage on the dump and
blocked out In the various mine work
ings of this camp has an aggregate
value close to $10,000,000, and as the
entire product is amenable to stamp
treatment the success of the Manhat
tan Ore Reduction and Refining com
pany's venture is assured. The ad
vent of the stamp mill Is hailed with
general satisfaction throughout the
camp, for it Is believed that coincident
with the operation the Manhattan min
ing district will enter upon an era of
regular and constantly-Increasing ore
production.
FINE PROSPECTS
FOR SILVER PICK
Promoters Confident of Making an
Early Strike— Close Neighbor to
the Famous, Mohawk
Property
Interesting developments In the Sil
ver Pick property, Goldfleld, are looked
for at an early date. The Goldfleld
Stiver Pick leasing syndicate is push
ing work with day and night shifts,
deepening the shafts and running cross
cuts. Highly gratifying results are be
ing achieved. Several high-grade ore
bodies have already been encountered,
and the cross-cuts are expected to soon
tap the ledges that feature the fa
mous Mohawk on the east and the
Goldfleld Mining company's property
on the west. The fact that It joins
the Mohawk, taken with the showings
already obtained in the development
work, warrants the exploiters of the
Sliver Pick In believing that with suf
ficient work It will prove a worthy
neighbor for the mine that produced
nearly $7,000,000 in less than a year.
DEVELOPMENTS ARE RAPID
IN CRACKERJACK COUNTRY
On the Silver group of twelve claims
F. M. Myrick has a force at work sink
ing. On the Sleeper No. 1 a shaft is
now down eighteen feet, showing over
three feet of $50 ore, values being prin
cipally in gold. The Wonder shaft on
the same group is now down twenty
feet. Samples taken from this shaft
run better than $60 in gold. The ledges
are all in prophyry.
Average assays of $6 and $7 in gold
are obtained from a great dike of
prophyry. sixty feet wide, on the Hid
den Treasure, owned by Beck & Wil
son. The prophyry is interspersed
with stringers and seams of rich quartz,
from which high returns are obtained.
A shaft has been started on the Hidden
Treasure.
Homeless children received and placed
In houses for adoption. Apply Rev. O.
V. RJce. Superintendent Children* Horn*
society, 334 Bradbury building;, Lo» An-
5
RAILWAY LINES
IN PIOCHE GROUP
NEW MINING TOWN OF LYNDON
IS ON THE MAP
Construction Gang Is Headed for
Panaca, on the Way from Calient*
to Pioche — Rich Ore on
the Dumps
Special to The Herald. "' '. ;..,;' V"
PIOCHE, Nev., ; May 26.— Work §of §
construction on the Pioche & ' Caliente
branch of the Salt Lake road is being
pushed as rapidly as possible. ,!'•'/'*•"
During the past week Chief Engineer
Tilton ■ made a trip ,of ! inspection i over *
the main line and also over the right £
of way of tho proposed line from Call-*
ente •to Pioche, and -he ; intimated that
the line would be built into Plocho at
as early a date as possible. . ;,;,■.■.;*
■ Track laying '• has extended several %
miles net from Caliente, and it is con- r!
fidently expected that the ; road , will {i
reach Panaca, over half way between I
Caliente and Pioche, by the latter part
of the first week in June. From Panaca ;5
to Pioche there are several I long , tres- 1
tles to be ■ constructed, . and '■ these .will V
tend to delay the ' advent : of .. the \ road %
into Pioche several weeks longer than
had been anticipated. .'.■'•. ■■■,-■' ' . -, • : ;
When the road reaches .Panaca llt v
will be in a position to accommodate f
a number of mines lying to the: south '\
and west of Pioche, including the Lyn
don, which is now getting ore onto the
dump, ready for shipment to Salt Lake
the day that the road begins operations •■
between Panaca and C9.-!'**ft<j s „
Other mines in and around ' Pioche
are being worked in an energetic man
ner, and it is • expected . that v by ;; the *
time the road reaches this place many
hundreds of thousands of tons 'of ; ore T,
will be alongside the , railroad, , ready
for loading on the cars. ' ■ .
„«!-'-'„ «!-'-' Group of Mines.
At the Lyndon mines General Man
ager Freudenthal and Director Green
wood are superintending the construc
tion of ore dumps, into which will be
poured the thousands of tons of ore
which have been blocked out • during ;•
the past tew months. ■ This ore will be ;
hauled by wagon down ' grade ;:' to • a '
point on the branch road to be known
as the Lyndon siding, about three
miles east of Panaca. The general be- *
lief in Pioche is that the Lyndon will
prove one of the greatest producers in I
eastern Nevada and possibly j rival I the I
record of the mines which were fa
mous a third of a century ago and one
of which in four years declared ' divi- 1
dends amounting to ; $23,000,000. ; vV.> r? ■;
The mine with this record ; . is => the ,;
Raymond & Ely, which has- Just been I
retimbered at a cost :of • $21,000: >'■ New
machinery has been installed, and after ;
a lapse of a number of years the mine
will be operated as extensively as it
was when it was .at the height 'of ; its \
glory in the early seventies. ■:■■ : ; "■■"."'
Active work Is being ' done >■ on > the]
Ohio & Kentucky, the ■ Mendha, the
Bristol, . the Ida May, which;, Senator
Clark recently bought, and many other i
properties, while extensive development 3
work is being done on numerous other
claims. ■''•-■ ,--i- ; "■'■
Ore to Smelters
The Montgomery-Shoshone, the big
mine of the Bullfrog district, has been
active In forwarding regular shipments
to the smelters. The ore is shoveled
loose into the car from one of the big
dumps, and requires a good force of
men to fill the big iron truck car with
in a shift. Considerable of the belated
machinery for the mill 1b daily arriv
ing, and some of it is being installed.
The cyanide tanks are benig placed in
position, and will later be covered with,
a frame structure. Other buildings are
going up at the Shoshone camp, and It
is only a question of time until a town-,
site will have to be surveyed In that
vicinity.
Articles of Incorporation
A copy of articles of incorporation
of the Three Star Gold Mining and
Milling company have been filed with
the county clerk. The principal place
of business is Los Angeles and the
directors are as follows: H. M. John
son, E. A. Newbrough, E. K. Nonhof,
H. W. Muhlelsen, Walter Nonhof, all
of Los Angeles and Corona. The cap
ital stock is $1,000,000 and 5600.0W has
been subscribed, H. M. Johnson being
the owner of 433.33 shares. — Bakers
field Echo.
CONDENSED MILK IN
DEMAND EVERYWHERE
Special to The Herald.
WICHITA, Kan., May 26.— What
amounts to a revolt against the cow
is developing in Wichita as a part of
a general sentiment over the country.
AH the dealers in condensed milk ac
knowledge that the public demand for
the treated lacteal fluid is beyond all
efforts to supply it.
The wholesalers and retailers regard
It as one of the curious developments
of the pure food sentiment which la
agitating the country.
J. H. Black of the Wichita Whole
sale Grocery company says that the
manufacturers of the condensed ar
ticle cannot supply the orders, that no
orders are completely filled, and that
the makers explain that they are doing
their best.
Frank Wood of Jett & Wood reports
the same condition. He says that the
demand is constantly increasing and
It today amounts to a erase. It is by
no means local In its manifestations,
but Is general.
The abnormal demand set in after
the pure food agitation began in the
country. All manufacturers and whole
salers and retailers as well believe that
the public mind has been turned In
that direction, until there is more con
cern over articles of diet than is really
warranted.
Naturally changes in public senti
ment in the matter of spices, which
have always been heavily adulterated,
were looked for; that tomato catsup
and canned goods of various kinds
came in for a heavy onslaught from
the pure food forces surprised no one,
or that labels were scanned with
scrutiny. But the demand for milk
which has been sterilized and put up
in cans in preference to the product
fresh from the cow was an offshoot
no one was expecting.
People are now using the canned
milk regularly for table use, and those
who do contend that It is better thai)
the untreated product.

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