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The Goldfield News “All that’s New and True of the Greatest Gold Camp Ever Known” Vol. I. No. 3. Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, Friday, May 13, 1904. Price 10 Cents. SAD END OF PLEASURE TRIP. Hiss Nettie Phillips and Hrs. Hay Hilton Seriously 111. On Wednesday evening a party, con listing of Mesdames Hilton, b’Arcy, Mc Oalliard, Heslip, Miss Nettie Phillips, and Messrs. Fesler, Dunn, Phillips and Leil, drove over to the residence of H. O. Hall, one mile east of Milltown, to spend the evening. A pleasant evening was passed and at 10.30 the party prepared to return home, every one apparently in their usual health. Just ns she was about to go out of the house, Mrs. Hilton suddenly fainted and later went into convulsions. She was ten derly cared for and a few moments later Miss Phillips started to leave the room. As she neared the door, she turned around to look at Mrs. Hilton, when she, too, fainted. In falling she struck on the back of her head with great force and it is possible that concussion of the brain has resulted. .Mrs. Hilton was brought home about 1 o'clock in theraoruiug, but M iss Phillips, who was in a more serious condition, was not brought over until 6 o’clock. Dr. Wittke was called and later Dr. Garner, of Tonopah, wa- sent for, and at last re ports both ladies, while in a critical con dition, were in a fair way to recover. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to both ladies, and especially to .Miss Phillips, who has been the victim of several accidents and serious illnesses in the past year. Slight Changes in Subscription Rates. In making the subscription rates for The Gull field News, the editor con formed to local custom, even though lie knew at the time they were inconsistent in a few minor particulars. He did not wish to do anything which looked like cutting prices because, in the inaiu, the SflO‘4, established, by tne Tonopuh papers are low enough. But the monthly and three months’ rate are not consistent with the price of single i opies bought at tue office or on the street. The rate for three mouths’ subscription was $1.50, while if bought by ihe week the paper for that lime would cost but $130. A similar disproportion exists in the month ly rate. 1 he reason, doubtless, for tix ing those rates was to make even money, but it has caused some dissatisfaction and to obviate this The News in future will make the subscription rate for three months $1.25 and for one month 40 cents. Those who have already paid will have their subscription extended on the books to conform with the new rates. We are glad to do this, not only because it is right and consistent, hut because we wish to do everything possible to increase our already large subscription list. One regular subscriber on the books is worth more than two office or street sales. Runaway Accident. On Tuesday evening while Hobs Wood ward was on his way to the powder house, driving J. I). Lotlnop’s team, the horses became frightened and started to touch the ground only iu the high places. Boss stayed with them until he saw quite a high bluff ahead of him, and as he had no desire to occupy a coffin, around wjiich his friends would circle and say, .-fjoor fellow, don’t he look natural ? ” he thought it lime to jump. The horses ksipt on and were finally stopped at the lower end of town. One of the horses was bruised slightly, but otherwise there was little damage. A Visitor From Scotland. YVm. Laing Malcolmson, of Glasgow, Scotland, who is investing quite heavily in the mines of this section, came in tc camp y esterday for the purpose of look ing over some property with a view ol purchasing. Mr. Malcolmson has re ceutly bonded the Milbrae, the Golder Star and I. X. L. groups in the Golc Mountain district, and states that then is lots of money iu the old country for in , vestment if the holders can be satistiet ;i6*to safety. Donald F. McCarthy, tin well known mining man of Tonopah, ac eompanied Mr. Malcolmson. Good Prospects at Big Bargain. I have group of five claims, with gooc ledges on some, and the work is all don< and recorded. I need ready money ant will sell this group at a big bargain i; taken soon. Address “Prospector,” can of The News. » THE GREATEST EVER KNOWN Improvement in January and Showing on Ish’s Black Butte Help to Clinch This Appellation on Goldfield. Those who have watched the developments upon the lease of Kendall, Reilly, Patrick and Jones on the January have been continually apprehensive that the values in the ore would decrease as depth was gained and the ore bod ies widened out. When a crosscut from the main shaft showed 35 feet of ore, with only one wall in sight, it seemed more than probable that the value per ton would go lower. It appeared almost impossible that the January would show up even better with further development. But, nevertheless, such is the fact. The crosscut to the south from the 90 foot point in the new shaft is in 55 feet and every foot of It—every pound of It—is ore of good grade. When ore from the high grade streaks has been sorted out for shipment he balance will mill from $40 to $50 per ton To add to this showing, richer ore than before encountered in the January is coming from the west drift. In the face of this drift there are 8 feet of ore, and 2 feet of this is exceptionally rich. A specimen assay taken yesterday went $6783 to the ton in gold—the highest assay yet from this property. The main shaft is down 165 feet and is all in ore. The lessees aie taking out from 300 to 500 sacks of ore daily. The screenings that go through the grizzly run from $120 to $140 per ton, and the coarse rock goes from $180 to $275 per ton. Notwithstanding steady shipments there are nearly 300 tons of shipping ore on the dump. The mill dump now aggregates above 4000 tons. SALE OF ISH’S BLACK BUTTE. The most important deal, in many respects, which has yet been made in the camp, was clos ed Tuesday when Frank M. Ish sold his Black Butte claims near Diamondfield toChas. D. Lane, one of the wealthiest and most aggsessive min ing operators in the west. The consideration is $200,000, of which $10,000 was paid down, $90,000 is to be paid in six months, and $Ioo, 000 one year from date of sale. An illustration of the way Mr. Lane goes at things is the fact that the same day he made the deal he started three shifts of men to work and it can be safely assumed that within a few months he will show what is in the hill on which the Black Buttes are located. He says that he does not care for shipping ore—plenty of $10 rock is all he asks for. As to the mat ter of a water supply for the mill he is not wor rying, for if sufficient cannot be developed close at hand (as seems now assured) he will have it brought in from R,ye Patch, or from the White Mountains, 60 miles away. All he wants is a sufficient body of $10 ore or better—he knows where he can get the water. When the devel opment satisfies Mr. Lane of the value of the property, he will doubtless erect a reduction plant of large capacity. That he will be thus satisfied seems beyond doubt. At the point where the tunnel is being driven, the ledge pans free gold gold all the way across the surface for xoo feet, and there are several hundred thousand tons of ore exposed by nature. When the tunnel was in 12 feet, samples from the sides, top and bottom averag ed between $50 and $60 per ton. When the last two shots were put in at Mr. Lane’s request, the showing was better than ever, much of the rock showing visible gold. C. M. Tozer, Mr. Lane’s representative, will remain on the groumd for some time, and Sol Camp, formerly superintendent ot the Elkton mine at Cripple Creek, will have charge of the work. The deal was made through Chris. Mc Carthy. tXsXsXsX»>»5XSX2XsXs^<i Keane, McMahon 3 Fletcher’s. E. L. Fletcher was in from Diamond field Tuesday and for the first time to the writer's knowledge showed real en thusiasm over the showing m the Great Bend group. Mr. Fletcher and his part ners have always been very conservative but they are now willing to acknowledge that they have something good. They are crosscutting from the 75 foot point in the shaft and drifting both ways on the ledge When the crosscut had pene trated the ledge 171-2 feet they thought they had the hanging wall, but breaking into it they found ID inches in width which averages better tliau per ton. They are continuing this crosscut and find nothing but ore. In the drifts both ways on the ledge the showing improves with every foot of development and the average values are getting better daily. The da\s of doubts have passed and the boys will be rewarded for the faith which induced them to do their own develop ment without the aid of outside capital. The ned lop. The Red Top is to the front again this week with a new strike—this time on the south end of the claim in the company workings. At a depth of 7 feet the eu tire bottom of the shaft shows good val ues and a sample across feet assayed $77.70 per ton. This shaft will be sunk to a depth of 50 feet before crosscutting. On rapt. Bradley’s lease crosscutting from the 50-foot point has begun. The showing here coutinues fine Adams-Goldfield Mining Co. The Adams-Goldfield Mining Company has been incorporated with the follow ing officers, directors and owners: R. L. Johns, president; J. R. Duffield, vice president; H. T. Brandon, secretary; A. 1 C. Eiseu. treasurer; and Marvin E. Ish— the personnel being practically the same as, that of the Goldfield Mining C ompany, which owns the great January mine. The company owns the Adams, Jefferson and Monroe, situated on Columbia Moun i tain, east of the Saudstorm claim A . ledge crops on the surface of the Adams claim for a distance of 400 feet, the crop - piugs being from 10 to JO feet wide A 1 shaft has been sunk on the ledge 14 feet, at which depth it is the width of the j shaft (5 feet), giving average assays of I Innn $15 to §20. A (dock of the treasury stock has beeu placed on sale with 0. H. Elliott and Kenneth JDonellau, the Touo pah brokers. Florence Lease No. 3. The sui-lease of Smith, Athearn, Dur gin and Elkins on the Florence continues its phenomenal showing. The sub les sees have upraised from the crosscut to the surface, installed a whip and are now sinking. They are down 75 feet and the high grade ore continues to go down from the point where it was first struck The rich pay streak is from 18 to 3o inches 1 wide, occasionally widening out to 4 feet. The average value of this body is over §5n0aton. The ore is all being sacked below ground and a shipment will soon go out. The Sandstorm. Major Gardner reports that he is open ing up a big body of mill grade ore on the Sandstorm, A visitor to the proper ty during the week said he made a pan ning from a picked specimen which indi 1 cated values of ;j$dUU per ton. The shaft is down 5U feet. Short Mining Notes. Joe Duflield, Louis Finnegan and 0. F. Kiebel were 35 miles down south this week to look over the copper, property owned by Ish, Bradford and others. On the Hat claim of the Blue Bull group, trenching along the surface is be ing done, which has has resulted in op ening up good ore in several places. John McKane has put several men to work on some of his claims, situated about 1500 feet east of Ish’s Black Buttes. The ledge is 6 feet wide and assays up to 320 per ton. Smith, McMillan and Hanson have a very promising prospect in the Monte zuma district, just below the big Monte zuma mine. On the surface they had 5 feet of galena ore which ran 68 per cent, lead and 35 ounces in silver—about 3"0 per ton. A shaft has been sunk to a depth of 100 feet and 50 feet of drifting have been done. Clias. F. Maunder has taken charge of iease No. 2 on the February and started to work Wednesday. This lease is owned by Vermilyea <fc Bartlett of Tonopah, and others. The shaft ou the Goldfield-Vindicator group is down 30 feet, at which point a crosscut is being run to tap the ledge. The indications are that this will be done shortly as the formation and assays are growing better. “Diam<»ndfie!d ■lark” Davis and asso ciates have let two leases on the Daisy group, and are doing work on their own account. A new ledge has been opened up about 110 feet south from the one ou which Jas. P. Harvey worked. This new ledge shows free gold and pans nicely. In crosscutting 40 feet to the south from the Harvey workings, Van Spalding op eued up rock which looks like the sul phides now coming from the Combin atiou. No assay has been received as yet. Jas. P. Harvey, acting for Patsy C.ark has forfeited his bond on the Daisy and Vernal groups, but there are several other parties now figuring on the properties. Miss L. K. Malcolm of Columbia, re turned yesterday from a trip to Lone Mountain and Silver Peak. Hot Water Struck. In developing water at Alkali Spring, Geo. H. Lewis struck hot water at a depth of 4 feet in one of the wells. In another, water impregnated with sulphate of soda was found, and it is possible that we will soon have a bathing resort at that place. More Water Developed. Fine water is being developed in Rocky canyon on the ground of the Gold field Water Company. This water has its source 125 feet above Goldfield and will be piped direct iuto the mains of the compauy. Notice to Water Consumers. The Goldfield Water Company will make monthly rates with any person liv ing off Main street who may wish to draw water from hydrants nearer to them than wells. * AN ENTHUSIASTIC VISITOR Wires His Home Papers of the Great ness of Goldfield. Wm. L. Wilson, secretary and treas urer of the Rocky Mountain Securities Company of Denver, Colo., was in camp for a few days this week and left for his home thoroughly enthused over the showing of the district. So delighted as he with the situation that he sent long telegrams to the Daily Mining Rec ord, Denver, and the Mining Investor, Colorado Springs. In reply from the latter he received the following: “Go in, old man; get something good. We agree Goldfield and l onopali great est on earth. Sachs and Tarbell.” Mr. Wilson -has bought a number of claims from W. S. Williams and will in corporate a company to operate the same. He is one of the heaviest advertisers in the business and will doubtless make the name of Goldfield better known than it is at present. Mr. Wilson has appointed as representative of his company, J. Faulkner, a first class miner who has had charge of numerous good properties in Colorado. A PIONEER OF THE STATE. C. W. Tozer Was Speaker of Nevada’s First Legislature. C. AV. Tozer, the associate and repre sentative of Chas. D. Lane, the million aire mining man, now of California, was like the latter one of the pioneers of the State and was on the Comstock in the early and exciting days. Mr. Tozer was a member of the Constitutional couven tiou which drafted Nevada’s constitution, and was Speaker of the first legislature. He is familiar with nearly every trail in the State and his reminiscences of the days of the Comstock are very interesting. • Sunday School and Church Service. The Sunday scaool will be held in Miners’ Union hall at 2 p. m. Sunday, at winch place Mr. Robinson will conduct services at 1U a. m. and 7:3U p. m. LATE LOCAL NEWS. Society note : Judge Collins has a new dress suit. J udge Ray of Tonopah, was in camp this week. Dr. Frances Williams was in Tonopah several days this week. S. K. Bradford, of Booker & Bradford, surveyors, was in camp this week. Ada Douglas, treasurer of the Junior Endeavor Society, left yesterday for Los Angeles where she will attend school. C. E. White, of Philadelphia, who is interested in a number of Tonopah com panies, arrived here yesterday. L. F. White, who receutly returned to Tonopah after an extended trip, was vis iting m C ddtield for several days this week Binders A in.nan contractors and builders, are prepared to give bids on concrete houses and all kinds of concrete work. * Tom Ramsey’s son, J. Clifton Ramsey, arrived from Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. He was accompanied by Geo. L. Mech em, and the two will stay for Borne time. Lost. A trunk key, banjo key and small screw driver—all on a plain key ring. Return to this office and collect $1.00 re ward. ' Joel Nelson. A shoemaker had this card in his win dow: “Any respectable man, woman or child can have a fit in this shop.”—Ex. A man is sometimes his own worst enemy, says an exchange, but he is more likely to be his own best friend. Rev. Tubthumer—I’ve been preaching this morning to a congregation of asses. Lily Sugarstiok—Yes; I noticed you called them “beloved brethren.”—Ex. “Did yer git anything?” whispered the burglar on guard, as his mate emerged from the window. “No, the chap wot lives here is a law yer” replied the other in disgust. “That’s hard luck,” replied the first. “Did yer lose anything?”—Ex.