OCR Interpretation

The Salt Lake herald. [volume] (Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1870-1909, July 26, 1897, Image 3

Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85058130/1897-07-26/ed-1/seq-3/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 3

0 T i
18 1
l t c
JffF SAT L R rirrv JY 2189 f 3
I Strike In Dave Keiths rUne In
1 Accompanied By Noted loaning ren
e Will Visit the Yukon to Look i
For Lode Deposits The Cyanide
Process Will Handle the Xanias
No 2 Tailings The Gold Hill i
HHines In OregonWork That Is
Bringing Glittering Besults The
Gold So Coarse That the Mill Has
to Be Stopped to Clear the Plates
The Mines of Tintic Historical
Review of the District By the I
Silver City Star Mining Notes I
The Republican of Baker City Ore
has the following to say of the Con
solidated Virginia mine of that place
5n which Dave Keith of this city and
the Park is heavily interested
Today is an exciting and pleasant
one for the owners of the Consolidated
Virginia mine I will also add pleas
ure to the owner of the Virtue of
which the ConVirginia is an extension
The ConVirginia company has been
sinking a shaft and are now down
something like 600 feet Not long
since the company decided to crosscut i
the vein which tlfey supposed was lo
cated some place in their claim This
crosscut was accordingly run and
yesterday afternoon the main ledge
was encountered and a cry of delight
issued from the mine In a moment
the whole neighborhood was in a state
of pleasurable excitement and on the
way to the mine The work was not
suspended however t celebrate but
went along and the ledge was deeply
pent tra ted and located before the shift
vas discharged
At about the same hour the Virtue
iound the vein again and they are now
taking out the ore The Virtue vein
las been lost for several days but now j
that it is again located the mine il I
again produce the usual amount of
wealth The vein on the Virtue was
found on the SOOfoot level The Virtue I
minE has been a great producer and I
will so continue The claim has been I
worked about 30 years and never failed
to shell out for the owner from 20000
to 50000 per month This is now what I
the ConVirginia will proceed to do
and in very short order too Thou
sands of dollars have been spent in
eveloing this claim and now the in I
vestors are to reap their reward
Henry Bratnoher on His Way to the
Klondyke Diggings
Henry Bratndber the eminent min
ing expert who formerly lived in this
city will explore the Klondyke country
in Alaska for quartz The San Fran
cisco ingThe Call is authority for the follow
The Yukon will net much longer be
without exploration of mining experts
and mining operators Up to date it i
has been a poor mans diggings as i
the surface placers are always in the I
< iuicebox stage while the
stgc whie cream is be I
ing skimmed Money and latge oper I
anons make fortunes when simple la
bor quits but chiefly will i look for
and develop the great quartz deposits
somewhere above the placer claims
One of the great mining experts and I
operators of the
mining world is now
4 on his way in from Juneau He is
Henry Bratnctoer who is widely known I
as one of the chief experts of the great
exploration company I London a rich
man himself and and associate in min
ing operations cf Hamilton Smith and I
Thomas Mein Both he and Mein re
cently went to the Alaskan coast t5
look afier large investments and de I
velopment operations in Silver Bow ba
sin aU now Bratnober has started 131
a trip tt the Yukon He does not go I
to lotaic placer claims cf course He I
will rake a reconnoisance of the re
gion i oK ng to the opportunities for I
capital hig deals and so on and es i
peciaLy wthout doUbt the possibilities J
cf quartz miring in this unknown re j
gion When he comes back he may i
not tu all he learns but he will give i I
expert opinIons and accounts that will
command interest and confidence j
throug ut the world i 1
W h him have gone Nate Fuller
and T m Surny who have made names I
and Brumes in coast mining espec j
ially in connection with the Birds j i J
Nest mine adjoining the Alaska TreadI I
well on Douglass island I j
It Will Reduce the Camas No 2
Messrs Anderson and Wickham
chemists of the
American Cyanide com
pany says the Times of Hailey Ida
went ui to the Camas No 2 mine this
mornirpr intending to stay there They
are to make ady for the new machin
ery that is coming from California and
from Drver this consists mainly of
nev bottoms for the tanks and of as
say furnaos To put this machinery
in place and to make other prepara
tions will probably take 30
wi take days The
work will therefore hardly be in op
eration before the first of September
They will continue in oneration until
freezing Weather as the cyanide solu
tions freeze at the
same temperature as
wa ere
There is no doubt as to the success
of the cyanide process on the tailings
of the Camas No2 Before the com
pany concluded to take hold here at
all i made exhaustive tests of the j
tailings at its laboratory in Denver
and Mr Frank the vice president and
treasurer who is here now knows just i
what he can do with the material that j I
he will work on here His companys i
operations will therefore not be ex I j
perimental they will be on a Cj j
vial basis
Four chemists will be employed at I
the No 2 works besides a number of
laborers The works will be operated I
day and night until stopped by frost t
Work There Is Rapidly Bringing
Glittering Results
Manager James A Panting Capital
ist John P Hanna and Captain Fran
hot of the Burnt River Mining company
pry which is operating its Gold HilT
mines are in the city says the Demo i
crat of Baker City Ore
The gentlemen granted a pleasant in
terview to a Democrat reporter in the
lobby of the Hotel Warshauer
lo1IY yester
day The members of the company
are very properly pleased at the steady
and successful operations 650 feet deep
in the bosom of mother earth at the
Gold Hill mines
At this sold nroducer the steady tun
neling is constantly bringing forth the
yellow good stuff which averages
about SIC to 25 to the ton of rock The
160 llaiit Street
EtocUs bought and sold for cash or on
commission Wocklr market letter and j
quotations upon application E G Wool
ley jr Bomber Salt r Lake Stock E
c u
sunny metal constantly comes out of
the rock in glittering and coarse parti
cles much like the output from a placer
mine So
coarse is the gold that yes
terday the mill was stopped to clean
the elates
A force of 35 men is now delving in
the mine or operating in the mill
which hammers the precious metal
from the quartz So far as the work
underground as well as in the mill is
concerned everything Is serene as a
calm sea scene Consequently a most
satisfactory cleanup is certain to be
had about the first of August
The Gold Hill has just gotten its
Quartz mill in the best possible shape
and five stamps are now dropping a
merry tune of prelude to certaintobe
olden treasure to reward the enter
prise of the owners whose intelligent
the working most of complete this fine success property deserves
The Gold Hill is but 28 miles from
I mie
this Queen City and the mine is one
mountains of the most promising in all our golden
Historical Review of the District By
the Silver City Star
In our present issue says the Silver
City Star we continue our story ot
Tintcs discovery and development
this article containing some important
facts in relation to some of the most
famous properties in the district
The Phoenix lode was located by
George Rust and J T Hardy on Jan
1 1879 This property lies immediately
south of the Ajax mine and is gen
erally regarded as a most favorable
property I was extensively worked
in 1SS9 and again in 1S92 by Colorado
parties under lease but no satisfactory
returns resulted I is now the prop
erty of the Hercules Mining company
and is patented ground The Phoenix
is fully equipped with a steam hoist
and all necessary machinery but is
lying idle owing to disagreement and
litigation between the stockholders
The Northern Spy lode was located
Jan 1 1S79 by Mrs Martha Heath and
the Fisherman lode on Jan 2 1S79 by
L 1r Heath Both locations cover iden
tically the same ground the second
being made on account of Heath be
ing advised that a former location did
notexpire until Jan 2 The Northern
Spy is the north extension of the Carisa I
and has acquired a well earned reputa
tion as one of Tintics bonanzas The
Heath family who owned the property I
and WhO did considerable development I
went to California in the early SOs
and left a power of attorney with Rob
ert Hall who sold the property to
Alexander Graham Graham worked
the property for several years shipping
the ore to the old mill at Homansville
and receiving big returns Graham af
terwards sold to John Beck for 80000
the latter organizing the Northern Spy
Mining company The company did
considerable work and shipped a great
deal of ore but during the past several
years all the work has been done by
leasers The Northern Spy is now be
ing worked under a lease by Hyrum
Beck and others and is a regular
shipper It is equipped with a first
class steam hoist and all necessary
The r L
Gemini lode was located March
24 1879 by John Q Packard ar John
McChrystal and forms the m at us o
the magnificent property of the Uemln I
company The Gemini or Key I
stone as it is famillarily called is one
of Tintics wonderful bonanza pro
ducers and is credited with the pay
ment of over 600000 in dividends al
though as I is a close corporation ex
act figures are difficult to obtain At I
J some future date we will return to the
Gemini and endeavor to give a com I
I plete statement of the interesting facts
concerning i
The Godiva lode was located April 2 I
1879 by John Q Packard and John Mc
Chrystal and was the first producer on
the now celebrated Godiva mountain
I The Godiva together with the Ajax
Pythagoras Vulcan Aurora and Al i
bion lodes forms the property of the
Godiva Mining company The Godiva
has been a producer of high grade ore
for several years but being like the I
Gemini a close corporation it is diffi
cult to secure the exact figures difI
producton Godiva mine has sev
eral hundred feet of I
tunneling and a
fine working shaft Is now being sunk
A steam hoist and compressor was put I
up on the mine this year and it will I
soon again take its place as a producer I
of precious metals John Q Packard I
controls the stock and the mine is be
ing worked under the superintendency
of John H McChrystal
Mining Notes
Good copper ore has been found in the
Heapercus lode at Butte Mont
The Purrott mine at Butte is producing
about SCO tons of ore daily and poducing
put could be increased if desired
Twe sluice robbers were shot last week
in Slskiyou county Cal on the Gilmore
Baur mine near the Oregon line
Robbers broke open the safe at the
Providence mine at Nevada City Cal
last of Tuesday night and stole 2500 worth
World Idaho City Ida The old South
Africa mill Is being transferred Sout
der creek to the mine above Grimes
pass lately discovered by Joseph Wells
and his father Wels I
Harry Smith qne of the leading citizens
of Delta Coo who was in attendance
at the Jubilee last week was so well
pleeseJ witn Salt Lake and the uivald
J resources of the state that he has about
concluded to move his family here and go
into business
II Tooele Transcript Sam Serrine who Is I
working a force of men on the old MDno
mne was In town yesterday and said
i their lucky star was in the ascerdv i s ia
they have struck a fine body of
stNck fne ore sure i
We are gad to hear this as Mr Gisborn I
1 is a rustler and deserves succoss I
I Western Mining World Butte Mont
Mr J M Calderwood the popular Iont
efficient representative o Fraser Chal
mes was In Butte Tuesday in the in
tereet of his firm
tere frm Mr Caldenwood was
formerly stationed at Heena itjere his
ability as a thorough business man did
much to popularize his firm throughout
Montana He is now located in Salt Lake
City Fraser Chalmers do a large I bust
ness in all sections of the mineral belt
J Butte Miner Work has been resumed
l on the Big Bonanza north of WaJkervile
and a contract has just been let to sink
the shalt down an additional 30 feet
About 1000 tons of ore have recently been
taken from the Bit Bonanza and but
Untie realized on it in the way of smelter
return though it assayed JU5 ounce In
silver to the ton The property has pro
duced some very rich sJver ore but has
not been systematically worked for some
time Itis now under lease and bond to 1
Vt lllam Wilson and associates who will
do some crosscutting a well as sinking
an additional 50 feet
Price Advocate A E Gibson returned
Gion ntured
from Colorado via Vernal on Monday
morning after an absence of about five
weeks Mr Gibson spent the most of his
time atnls gilsonite mine just over the
s1 jso
Utah line near Kangeiy and some elen
ty miles north of Fruita He purchased
a half interest In i a claim which shows a i
threefoot vein of an excellent grade of I
gilsonite At one end of the claim the i i
e I 1 cut in two by a deep canyon and i 1
exposes the vein to a depth of COO feet
ZO feet
Mr Gibson says ths one claim will sup
ply the entire demand for a number of
yeas He disposed of t half interest In
a copper claim near Paradox Colo to
Abraham Hatch for > about J000 Prepar
ations wn be made for putting in a ten
un smelter for reducing the ore Assays
show the ore to run from one Asay
ounces in gold 10 to 1 in silver and from
15 TOer cent copper There is r 50
foot resotf this valuable ore The i ine
is CO miles from a railroad and abo i SO I
miles south of Grand Junction and just
tLf j
fol the La Sals I Mr Gibson says that I
the La Sal mountains are full of pros I
pectors 4 I I
Brough Graves
Stock and grain brokers have the
only leased wire in Utah 21 Morlan
Tintic and jffit Nebo excursion via
Bio Grande Western 830 a m
Wednesday f28th Fare only S200
round trip Special train
July 2627
By Oregon Short Line one fare for the
round trip Trains leave at 750 a m I
returning at 620 p m Tickets good
returning July 31 1
r 1 c
Entrancing Spot at Bull Lake
Described By J F Gibbs
Some Hints For Those Who Want a
Outing Away Prom the Beaten
Paths Some Lessons From Nat
ure A Interesting Letter
In Camp Blue Lake Base of Mt
Baldy July 18 Nowhere on the earth i
can there be found a spot more sub
limely grand and picturesquely beauti
ful than this wild and rugged glen
which holds within its mountain walled
environment an emerald gem of lim
pid water so exquisitely lovely as to
baffle a just description Switzerland
may boast of her Alpine lakes and
Scotland of her Highland locks but
Utah has here a tiny sheet of water
unsurpassed In all the world for beauty I
and the grandeur of its surroundings
A this deep gorge having the com I
monplace name of the South Fork of
North creek extends along the south
ern base of Mt Baldy it widens and
forms a small basin the sides of which
rise far above timber line or nearly I
12000 feet above level
sea level Occupying I
a portion ofthe basin is the little sheet j I
of pure mountain water known as Blue J I
lake I is however a misnomer as
its surface rellects the color of the I
emerald except where its crystal
depths give back the phantom shad
ows of the lofty mountains and the I
fringe of forest trees which girt it f
on every side the high ridge which di
vides this glen from Beaver canyon
in which nestles
nestes another lovely sheet
of water known as Puffer lake rises
abruptly bearing on its steep side an
almost impenetrable forest of pines To
the east tie g en it continues on a mile
or so where it merges into the bald
ridge which divides Marysvale from
Beaver valley and bending slightly to
the northwest becomes lost in tile east
ern base of I Belknap From the
lakelets northern bank I Baldys
massive form rises into cloudland his I
yellowish sides of porphyry bearing
scars inflicted by the storm king dur
ing unnumbered ages of elemental war
fare are so steep as to repel the ris
ing desire to reach his bald summit
from this direction To the northeast
a couple of miles the less massive but
more lofty form of Mt Belknap rises
I to the highest altitude reached by any
mountain peaks in Utah Belknap rests
on a triangular base formed by three
great ridges one of which runs south
westerly a couple of miles where it is I
absorbed by the eastern portion of old
Baldy another reaches out northerly
and bends downward towards Gold
mountain while the third ridge ex
tends onward to the south ahd forms
the dividing line of the great water
shed not only of this region but con
tinues on to where the Colorado river
cuts the range in two and forms the
world renowned Grand canyon
Because of his greater altitude and
more central uosltlon we selected t
Belknaps summit as the objective
point of our long and arduous efforts
Editor BruncH of the Plute Pioneer
had become
suddenly apprehensive re
garding the Piute infants and on the
previous afternoon committed himself
to the care of providence and lit out i
for Marysvale And for once provi
dence had its hands full but finally
succeeded in keeping the Iowa tender
foot from killing himself and horse
among the cliffs at the head of Bullion
canyon But Ward Christian the
trained mountaineer and guide
mained and while providence was busy
sleeping looking after Brunell we were soundly
The following morning we passed
along the south ide of the lake which
is about onequarter of a mile long
and some 300 yards wide and pro
ceeded up to the gorge to th east and I
for a half mile walked on the remnant
of a snowslide now 10 to 20 feet deep
and which bridges lengthwise a tor
rent whose muffled roar under our fetet
was often theonly evidence of its pres I
encs When opposite Mt Belknap one
branch of the snowslide gorge runs to I
the north and In its steeper ascent is
1 Into the
merged mountain 1000 feet oi
so below its summit Although this
j I branch of the gorge is often crossed by
J dams of debris brought down by snow
I slides I is the easiest trail from the
Beaver side of the range As we ascend
i the pines and other trees become
i smaller and more scrubby until bent
I down under the deep snows of this lo
cality they sprawl over the ground
and assume the shape of large ever
green umbrellas The simple but beau
tiful flora found around Blue lake be
comes even more simple in structure
and from comparatively complex leaves
at the lake the same variety of flow
ers are associated with tiny fronds so
characteristic of Alpine regions Turn
ing to the eastward we mounted the
divide near the head of the north fork
of Bullion creek and right at the head I
of the Little Beaver creek bath of
which flow eastward to Marysvale
When the Rio Grande Western
railway reaches Marysvale this part
of Utah should become famous among
tourists and excursionists From
Marysvale up Bullion Webster ba
sin is a fine wagon road and from the
basin a good trail leads up here to the
divide and ladies could make the trip
of five or six miles on horseback with
out discomfort and amid the finest i
scenery on the continent Once on the i
divide the old government trail fur
nishes an easy ascent to the summit
The only unusual sensations experi I
enced are those of short breathing i
more rapid pulsations of the heart a I
monotonous roaring in the ears heav
ier feet and lighter heads But those
slightly unpleasant sensations are for 1
gotten when on reaching the summit I
one realizes he is nearer the ethereal i
place called heaven than any other
citizen of Utah and when for the first I
time he looks forth on the grandest
i and most extensive panorama between
j the Atlantic and Pacific oceans I
I I Wherever exposed the body of I
Belnap Is of the same richlooking red
I porphyry ns that found at various
places on Gold mountain while Belnap
is capped with dolomite which is split
into thin slabs and in the form of
slides covers the mountain sides and j
gives to It a greyish appearance Out
of these slabs covered with lovely I I
palatial markings the walls of seven
small buildings have been erected and
which are scattered along the summit I
On the highest point is the circular
wall of an observatory about 13 feet
in diameter and in the center of I
which stands a small wooden tower
once the support of a telescope and j I
other instruments Some ten years ago
these stone huts were occupied by
members of the geodetic survey and
signals were flashed to Jeff Davis and
Government peaks in Nevada to the
Henry mountains to I Neo to Fool
Creek peak in the Canyon range and
other lofty elevations in Utah where
other signal stations had been
A detailed description of the topog
Dealers i Mines and Stocks
We recommend no stocks to investors
unless we have personally examined the
property Market quotations furnished
upon application free of charge Office
46 East Second South street Salt Lake
City Utah >
< > <
raphy asseen froM the summit of
sumJIt of
Belknap would comprise nearly all of
southern Utah and would serve to
confuse the reader and for that reason
only the more conspicuous objects will
receive attention The first object on
this relief map and to which the
eye will instinctively turn Is the pyr
amidialllke form of old Baldy whose
majestic proportions rise from the deep
j North creek gcrge to the south and
I from Indian Creek and Fish Creek
canyons to the northwest and north
From the bottom of those cnyons to
the summit i must < be fully 3500 feet i
and with hardly a break in the unifor
mity of an ascent so steep as to pre
clude the possibility of climbing it
Language fails to describe the mingled
feelings of astonishment admiration
and awe with which the spectator first i
looks on the gigantic proportions of the
treeless but peerless Baldy His bare I
sides are here and there relieved by
red porphyry buttes resembling partly I
ruined chimney stacks and which are
the remains of small volcanic cones
which belched forth flames and gases I
during the progress of the stupendous
uplift of Baldy and his family of lesser I
peaks Including Mt Delano to the I
south and Brigham peak at the head
of Horse Heaven to the southeast
Along the ridge which gently descends
from the highest point of Baldy to the
northwest is a large bank of snow
while at various places on his north
and east sides great banks of the eter
nal beautiful are still in evidence
Close in and nestling against the south
base of Baldy is little Blue lake mere
ly a speck on the landscape its placid
face glinting in the sunlight and look
Ing for all the world like an emerald
gem dropped from the gates of para
dise and jealously guarded by grim
visaged Baldy from the profane gaze
of only a few favored mortals
In the north one looks down into the
waded and pastorallike depths of
Fish Creek canyon and to the east
down deep into the little Beaver can
yon a very paradise for a summer
resort Grandly beautiful as is the
scenery immediately surrounding Mt
Belknap the mind soon tires of na
tures prodigality and relief Is found
in the less distinct details of distant
objects Directly to the east and
nearly 100 miles distant is distinctly
seen the Thousand Lake mountain
and still eastward the blue faint out
lines of the crest of the San Rafael
mountains are visible to the unassisted
eye while intermediate are a dozen of
I whie
mountain ranges and systems Away
to the southeast a full 100 miles is
clearly seen the Henry mountains rivaling
valing many of its details when the
eyes are assisted with a pair of power
ful field glasses To the south prob I
ably 100 miles away are distinctly out
lined the mountains around Kanab
1 As we turn our attention to the south
westward the country around St
George becomes less obstructed by in
tervening mountains and the view is
greatly extended so much so that the
mountains near the southwest corner of
the state and nearly 200 miles away
are clearly in evidence by the aid of
the glasses Nearly west of us Gov
ernment peak rises sentinel like from
the mountains comprising the State
Line mining district As one turns
toward the northwest the low inter
vening mountains permit an almost full
view of the Snake range with Jeff Da
vis peak occupying a central position
while Mt Moriahs low dome marks
the northern extremity of the range
Over the low places 5n the Snake moun
tains and beyond some 20 or 25 miles
is seen the ragged crest of the Taylor
range distant fully 200 miles Still
further to the northwest the eye first
rests upon the Detroit and Dugway
range over 100 miles distant and beyond
yond Detroit the highest portion of
Fish Springs mountain and still fur
ther the Deep Creek range Is seen in
hold relief against the horizon and fully
200 miles distant To the north of the
Deep Creek range the glistening saline
flats of the Great Salt Lake desert
stretch out to the northwestward until
mountains some SOO miles away are
more of shadow land than real while
the fateful mirage distorts fanaastic
forms Directly to the north some SO
miles the details of the Canyon range I
arc most clear and beyond between 30
and 50 miles the Tjntic mountains are
a barrier to further observation to the
north Easterly from Tintic Old Nebo
and the high range of which he is the
crowning figure obstructs the vision I
in the direction of Salt Lake City
Parowan valley to the southwest
can be easily studied Parowan and
Cedar City are seen in all their details
of streets and tree embowered houses
and further on is Summit a long row
of trees farms f while the Little
Salt lake one of the very few rem
nants of ancient Lake Bonneville
sends to us the salty reflection of Its
saline incrusted margin Beaver val
ley to the west and almost under our
feet is an object of interest although
Beaver City is hidden from view by
Old Baldy Millard county which I
covers all of the great Pavaut valley I
is in every way the most interesting
study of the entire field Meadow the
nearest visible town is so nearly due I
north a to enable one to count the
streets and note the turns In the road j
towards Flllmore and Kanosh while 90
miles distant green patches indicate 1
the towns of Deeret Hinckley and
Oasis The line of the O S L road is
easily traced from those towns south
ward along the eastern base of the
Cricket range through whose openings
Sevier lakethe second largest body
of salt water in the state is distinctly
seem Tabernacle butte Pawyon
butte and other extinct volca
1 roes with their dark fields of lava
are as clearly seen a though within
I ten instead of 60 to 80 miles distant
j I Sevier valley Is spread before us to the
northeast with hardly a detail of
I towns and winding river absent from
the field Sanpete valley 75 to 100
miles distant can be easily studied by
the aid of field glasses In fact if the
teachers of the schols of adjacent coun
r ties would occasionally bring their
more advanced pupils to the summit I
of Belknap the students would learn
more in two days of the geography to I
pography and geology of southern Utah
than they can learn in four or five I
years pouring over maps and reading i I
books Before the observer on Mt I
Belknap is spread out in full view the I
resources of an empire in embryo
Agriculture with its various branches I
gold silver and lead mining at his very I
feet sulphur pumice stone and iron
and the vast coal fields of Iron county
are before him In aditipn it Inspires
the beholder with awe and reverence
for the infinite power that Is here pres
ent In a thousand different forms called
effects or results from lack of more
expressive terms
While dwelling in lower altitudes and i
within an environment surcharged I
yjth the restless activities of bustling I
life men are not wont to meditate on
the brevity of human existence
breIy nor on I
the grandeur of nature with her corn
Dies and eternal forces But when iso
lated from his fellow men and stand j
ing on the dome of some giant moun f
tain like I Baldy while his range of
vision covers almost onesixtieth of the
earths circumference while all around I
him are stupendous mountains gashed
torn and riven by subterranean forces
and deep gullied smooth and rounded
Into graceful curves by vroson while
the grandly beautiful panorama of
green and shady dells savage looking
abysses distant elevations with inter
vening valleys lakes rivers and the
tiny dwelling places of mortals all
losing their distinctiveness and indivi
duality in the distance while the fur
thermost objects melt into the dreamy
realm of regions unexplored there wH
come to even the most passive mind
strange and startling thoughts In
voluntarily his mind will travel back
ward through the
ages and ages which
have Joined the Immeasurable past
and he becomes an zfwed spectator on
the apex of Mt Baldy Uncon
sciously the mighty I mountain
has been sinking and he finds himself
fnd liselJ
o f
v >
face to face with condMons which bespeak
speak the very dawn at life in its most
simple forms The once lofty dome is
now but a mere speck on the bosom cf
a shoreless ocean from which great
clouds of mist Is constantly rising
While he meditates Un his weird en
vironments an age ha passed Thous
ands of feet of limestone has been de
posited on the ocean bd burying myri
ads of tiny animal forms worn and
ripple markings which today form the
letters words and pages of < the history
of that mightly lapse of time known
as the lower Silurian age
The only perceptible change noted by
the watcher during that almost infinite
period was that the almost total dark
ness caused by the impenetrable veil I
of mist has been partially dispelled by
the cooling of the yet war ocean
which continues to part with great
masses of vapor
Without warning unusual sights and
sounds arouse the watcher from his
long reverie The late passive ocean Is
here and there being lashed into fury
Great volumes of smoke and jets of
steam issue from the troubled waters
while huge rock fragments are hurled
high In the mist laden air Immense
tidal waves beat upon and threaten to
engulf the small area of dry land
which rocks and trembles beneath the
feet of the solitary spectator The
smothered rumblings of earthquakes
the crunching grinding sound of enor
mous rockmasses in continuous oscillation
lation the sharp and deafening explo
sions asthe heated rocks of the earclTs
crust came in conlaot with the water
the hissing of steam and roar of con
tending elements all speak to him and
tell of pentup subterranean forces
Jinaing o ntn lines of least n
egress along lnes ieaa re
sistance Alter what seemed an age
during which the pandemonium of
sounds continued silence regained its
supremacy and the solitary watcher
noted that his range of vision had been
extended by the elevation and enlarge
ment of his island and that other is
lands had been formed An examina
tion of the new land disclosed the fact
that numerous fissures had been
formed and that up through those
channels had come untold wealth of
copper gold silver and other metals
which except for those seismic convul
sions would have remained forever
beyond the reach of man
Another age comparatively of much
less duration passed while the watcher
noted the change Quietly almost im
perceptably the bold dome of I
Baldy rose to an altitude of several
thousand feet and the area of dry land
was correspondingly enlarged A clear
atmosphere enabled him to discern the
apex of the Frisco mountain and the
granite comb of the Bridshaw range In
Beaver county In Millard county the
Cricket range appeared as a lowlying
ledge beyond which a few miles dis
tant the House range was plaintly vis
ible above the ocean and Detriot moun
tain was but a small island The east
ern part of Millard all of Sevier nearly
all of Iron and the eastern and
southern portions of Piute counties
had not yet risen above the ocean
Mosses ferns and tiny trees of simple
structure had taken possession of
favorable localities while new and di
verse forms of animal life had multi
plied in the ocean upon whose floor
thousands of feet more of limestone
had been spread and the Upper Silu
rian age had added another chapter to
the earths geological history
Another age drew its slow length
along the path of physical and vital
progress The solitary watcher noted
that his Island home had somewhat
enlarged and that new forms of vege
tation of more sturdy growth had ap
peared Vast beds of sandstone had
been spread out in places on the ocean
bed while its waters fairly teemed with
numerous types of the finny tribe
great numbers cf which with numerous
beautiful shells and other forms of
marine and terrestrial life form the
letters words and paragraphs of the
chapter called CRUST the BUILDING Devonian Age II
Our watcher had now entered the most
important and interesting period of the
earths physical history The process
of crustbuilding continued bv the de
position of lime shale and sandstone on
I the floor of the ocean and the area of
dry land was steadily augmented by
I emergency Proceeding along the ele
vated ridge to the south some 5 miles
our watcher observed that a large area
In Iron county had risen a few feet
above the ocean and that stretching out
tpward the outh and west a large
forest of ferns and kindred trees had
taken possession of the lowlying land
A dense growth of smaller ferns and
other shrubs of simple structure occu
pied every foot of available space while
a rank growth of mosslike plants formed
a carpet of perpetual verdure No gaudy
butterflies flitted before our watcher
nor songs of birds greeted him nature
had not yet given birth to the winged I
derlzens of the aIr Horrible looking
reptiles dragged their ungainly bodies
along the margins of swamps and lake
lets and the hoarse croak of giant
amphybians alone disturbed the siience
of an otherwise eternal solitude Thou
sands of years passed during which the
trees shrubs and plants flourished and
died forming an ever thickening bed of
vegetable mould Perpetual summer I
and a moist tropical climate stimulated
successive growths of vegetables un U j
the mould WTS scores of feet in depth II
Quietly the land began sinking and the
7oat forest was submerged Hastening
hack to the more stable region of Mt
Baldy our watcher waited while thou
sands of feet of shale lime sandstone
etc were spread out over the ocean
floor and burying deep in its firm em
brace the once beautiful forest with its
reptlllian life and myriad forms of fish
and shells all forming the subject mat
ter of the vastly important carboniferous
To our now deeply interested spectator
time seemed to pass more swiftly as he
noted the more rapid evolution of na
ture On the greatly enlarged area of
dry land embr atc trees and plants
gave lace to those of more complex
structure bearing nuts and fruits Grases
succeeded canes and kindred coarse
vegetation as the covering of nature
I while artcolored flowers relieved the
monotonous stretches of green which
marked the presence of a luxuriant vege
tation in the midst of which winged
forms of aerial life fluttered in joyous
existanco and broke the long silence
with exhuberant melody Quadrupeds of
mammalian type roamed in the forests
and wide savannahs browsing the
luxuriant herbage In the oceans great
whales and other marine monsters
sported In the tepid water To our
pnthu IT < UI spectator nature seemed to
have fulfilled her contract In the de
livery of a finished world However it
was not yet ready for mans occupancy
On ocean floors and the beds of land
locKed 1 lakes chalk volitic stone and
Kec yoltc
other kinds of rock were being deposited
The already large area of dry land was
being added to tiy a Mow uplifting of the
continents and islands when the gentle
I movement of the earths everthickening
crust became more energetic Ocean
I floors iJerp more deeply depressed caus
ing a compensatory uplift of the moun
tain system Fissures were formed up
I through which flowed great masses of
trachite pranitf porphyrv and other In
trusive rock substance which overflowed
r on mountain side and in places formed
high peaks and ridges Volcanoes belched
forth their heated contents disfiguring
the face of nature with felds disfgurIng
Hot sulphurous fumes issued from the
fissured fractured crust and filled the air
almost to suffocation while the earth
groaned in its terrible travail Our
spectator stood aghast at the repetition
or those wlerd sIght and repetton A
looked forth on the once placid ace of
nature and saw In river mountain sides
In yawning chasms in the shnrn and
lappod roCk masses and and oy the
desolate wastes of cooling lava basalt
and other cnirtive rocks and on the
desolation which had been wrought he
asked himself if what he sawa world in
ruInswere to be the final fruition of the
mnlestlf evolution he had witnessed Im
pelled by sorrow and anxiety he trav
ersed the region north of Mt Bpldy and
saw at Its base a vast basaltic mesa
wh3h in broken foothills bent round
to the east and srath Further exolora
tlon disclosed newlyformed veins of the
previous metals and great deposits even
mountains of iron On the sites of those
vast carboniferous forests which he had
seen sink into the ocean he now saw In
the upturned rock strata that those
same forests had been pressed and
metamorphosed into veins of stone coal
which but for that mighty upheaval
would have remained deepburled be
yond the reach of future men
Comparative quiet once more reigned
but our spectator knew by the continually
enlarging view from Mt Baldys lofty
dome that the tremendous uplift which
Pillosophy l
i Of making many pills there
i no end Ever pillmaker
says Try my pill U a i S I
he were offering you bon bors
2 The wise man finds a good pill < S
ad sticks to it Also the wise
man who has once tried them
m tem
never forrakes I
Ayeataic Pis j
had marked with innumerable scars the
closing of the Tertiary age was still ac
tive in the further elevation of the tem
perate zone By degrees the once balmy
air became chilled great cloud masses
from equatorial regions were driven
northward and emptied their frozen mos
turn on mountain tops on elevated table
lands and plains Centuries passed dur
ing which the frigid blasts beat against
and over the giant mountain wails When
the fierce storms had ceased and exhaust
ed nature had resumed her wonted tran
quility our now terrified spectator yen
tured forth and from his lofty point of
vision looked forth on another seemingly
frightful calamity As far as hs eyes
could penetrate fields of Ice and snow
hundreds of feet deep covered the earth
with not even one dark spot to relieve
the dazzling whiteness He listened The
deep roar of rushing avalanches intermin
gled with the uninterrupted crushing
grinding nose of huge glaciers relieved
the frigid silence of what seemed an uni
versal aeatn During thousands of years
those great ice rivers slowly moved with
irresstable force down the mountain Bides
toward Beaver Clear Creek and Marys
val Enormous misses of rock were torn
from obstructing ledges and crushed and
ground into fiugmencs were carried down
to the valleys Canyons gulches anti ra
vines were ploughed deep Into the living
rock and the debris moved to lowe sill
tudes In many places the capping was
torn from blind ledges and veins thus
revealing their precious consents of metal
and coal Mountain systems had been
slowly sinking to ices frigid altitudes
From underneath the glaciers rushing
torrents carried the finer particles of mat
ter far out into the valleys forming the
foundaMon for more fertile soil The thou
sands of streams thus Bowing from the
upper fields of melting snows formed in
the western portion of Utah that great
prehistoric lake known to the world as
Bonneville By sjow degrees the moan
tains and valleys settled down the cli
mate became warmer the glaciers con
tinued to shrink until their sullen voice
was hushed In the completion of their
labor The savage face of nature had
been smoothed and rounded Lakes were
dried or shrunken to mere miniatures
grass and shrubs sprang forth and cov
ered the plains and mountain sides while
forests once more occuoed all favorable
localities From the royal dome of old
Baldy our spectator looked forth on the
finished world waiting In fresh beauty for
the occupancy and subjugation of immor
tal men
Had but one link in the chain of events
wrought by tihat mighty and complex eve
lution been omitted mans dwelling place
would have been incomplete the Infinite
Design unrealized
With our meditations there comes a
feeding of awe and increased veneration
for the Power that fashioned the earth
and gave to It its proper axial inclina
tion that determined Us orbital and dlu
rual motions that clatbed It with verdure
cereals fruits and flowers that upturned
the indurated rockstrata that man might
reach the subterranean wealth prepared
for his use and progress Not alone In
those essential conditions do we discern
the wonderful provision for mans exist
ence but also in the configuration of the
mountain systems Were it not for such
lofty elevations as the Mt Baldy range
which traverse this intermountain region
from north to south and which arrest
the fleeting moisture and condense it Into
storm clouds and that hold in their deep
defiles the precious snows of winter Utah
and the adjoining states would be as bar
ren and windscorched as the Desert of
While our party regretfully lingers over
the thought that the fastdescending sun
will soon force us from the scene of such
Indescribable grandeur the shadows have
been creeping to the east enveloping the
wooded glens in darkness Gradually the
outlines of distant mountain ranges are
lost to view the deepening Shadows
merge the details of nearer objects into
weird indistinctiveness and in the swiftly
gathering gloom we prepare for our de
scent to the little lake while our thoughts
instinctively turn to the prospect of a
cheerful campfire to the rude but frugal
fare of a campers larder and to a hard
but restful bed on mother earth ever soft
and grateful to tired limbs
I 0
Tintic and Mt Nebo excursion via
Rio Grande Western 830 a m
Wednesday i28th Fare only S200
round trip Special train f200
o Q C
Eureka Silver City Mammoth on
Wednesday July 28th
The Rio Grande Western runs its
last Tintic excursion on July 2S Spec
ial train leaves at S30 a m Returns
at 9 p m Fare 2 round trip Those
who have not yet visited the great
camps and those who have not seen
the famous engineering achievement
known as the Double Circle should I
not miss the opportunity
I e
i and Grant Ogden Utah
Agent for Crescent and Columbia bi
cycles Wheels rented 25 cents per
hour Fshlng rods made and repaired
Model and rubber stamp making a
Clearing Prices
On all summer goods this week at
Periodical tickets taken for retail i
trade at the Palace meat market 265
South Main
Via Rio Grande Western Railway
On Wednesdays and Saturdays until
Aug 1 the Rio Grande Western con
I tinues its low passenger rates to all
points east Call at ticket office Dooly
block corner for particulars
F Auerbach Bros
Great clearing sale all this week
Dont miss i
Eureka Mammoth and Silver City
excursion July 28 via R G W rail
way S2
Fort Douglas Browns Defeat th
Jubilee Team
Jubilee Boys Demonstrated Their
Bight to Retire From the Diamond
Cannot Play Ball a Little Bit
If the Jubilee nine ever had any illumi
nations their lights went out yesterday
on the dusty sunbaked diamond at Fort
Douglas At the end of the melancholy
and depressing conflict the Jubilees were
as much defunct in a baseball way as is
the luminous celebration which they were
created to represent
But there was a difference in the man
ner of the demise for instead of going
down amid belching cannon and meteors
of flashing light as the celebration did
the Jubilees simply went up against the
soldier nine and were eaten up
The glaring score of 21 to 6 tells the
story of she game eloquently The Jubi
lees were unaole to rap the ball with the
willow they could not grip tne ball hard
enough to make a decent obstruction to
its progress and lastly there seemed to
be no method In their madness When a
shortstop throw was necessary the Jubi
lees fielders developed tremendous vital
ity as to the forearm and seemed to have
designs against the peace of mind of vis
itors at Mount Olivet They missed flies
missed opportunities and would have
missed the ground if they had fallen on it
The Jubilees have someone on third base
with a very pretty and revere style of
figure and the assumption is that be was
placed there on acount of his very lovely
and sartorially perfect aspect Neverthe
less Paul Revere Barnes notwithstand
ing his distinguished beauty was not
even popular witn the ladles for he grace
fully and unerringly eluded every bail that
came near him and almost collapsed with
the bat in his hands every time Richards
swung a curve towards him He is the
only really pretty man in the Jubilees
but some of > the others yesterday devel
oped almost equal adeptness In getting on
toe lea side of flies and pitched balls
Kidders sallies with the ball were also
not as successful as usual The husky
Browns greeted his pitching in a very
familiar way and spread out 19 runs from
his curves including one home run
Knickerbocker was absent and Ostler
was awa and that may have furnished
some cause for the drubbing Jones
acted behind the rapping stick and filled
the roll satisfactory but his presence i
there left a gap which had to be filled by
Luhrman who seemed to be better
adapted for joining a troupe of Arab
jugglers than playing the national sport
Alctarlane covered second In a precise
and professional way and did the most
gingery work of the team
The thing which above all others filled
the celebration nine with grief was that
the Browns jibed them and threw their II
hats in the air and made fecetious re 4
marks The Jubilees tried in vain to dip t
their fingers In the red gore of revenge
On every part of the square they were
wrestled and routed
And the Jubilees started out auspic
iously and after the first Inning were
covered with the rose leaves of promise
After giving the Browns who went to
the bat first a demonstration of a shut
out they pulled off four large rich runs
The sadness of it was that it was here
that their glory ceased and the sceptre
departed from their jubilant hands After
that first auspicious inning they only
took off two more runs at scattered in
And the Browns deemed It rare sport
forsooth They gathered in a harvest
of seven during one Inning and captured
12 more easily and gracefully before the
curtain fell There were home runs and
sensational raps on the ball when three
men covered the bags The Browns
gamboled as in the dust and grinned
large mahogany grins When the game
was over they did not jubilate or tear
severe cheers from their throats All
they did was to wrap their countenances
in bis wide smirks
The crowd which had looked for no
other ending to the burlesque filed out
of the gate meanwhile a solemn and sad
The score
Browns 01 21 01 71 II II 41 41 2121
Jubilees j 4 II 0 0 o l 0 OJ 0 6
L A W Route to Philadelphia Met
From St Louis via VandaliaPenn
sylvania Short Lines the cool and com
fortable route through Pittsburg over
the Alleghenies via Harrisburg and
Lancaster Excursion tickets on sale
Aug 2 3 and 4 Open to all Find out
about them by addressing Geo T Hull
traveling passenger agent Denver W
F Brunner A G P Agt S1 Louis
Mo or H R Dering A G P Agt
Chicago Ilse
Tintic and Mt Nebo excursion via
Rio Grande Western 830
Wester a m
Wednesday 28th Fare only S200
round trip Special train
a I
Last chance for Tintic and Double
Circle July 23 2
I l t
Prices Cut
On every article or yard of summer
Lewis Mays Funeral
New York July 3 Lewis May the re
tired banker was buried today from the
Temple Emanuel The synagogue was
crowded with members of the congrega
tion friends and relatives of the deceased
Rabbi Gottens and Sllverman assisted
by Cantor Sparger and a choir con
ducted the brief and impressive services
The pallbearers were General Daniel
Butterneld James Sellgman Isaac Ep
penger G M Schaeffer Louis Stein
James H Hoffman Alfred Hochstader
Dr J W Marke H H Meyer David J
King and William H Reinstein The in
terment was at Salem Fields Brooklyn
Every Article Summer Goods
Must go this week during our great 1
clearing sale f
For Invalids Dyspeptics and Convalescents
Palatable Digestible Nourishing Strengthening
H WALLACE Manager Salt Lake City Utah I
P O Box 977
Telephone 195 INSURANCE j
131 South Main St Salt Lake City
Scottish Union and National of England 318352302 I
London Assurance of England 18216786
Northern North British of England and Mercantile of England 19724989 17500000
HamburgBremen of Germany 5000000
Aetna of Hartford 10807669
Firemans Fund of California 8111487
Fies FdJ
Caor r 811 487

xml | txt