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>> ' “All that’s New and True of the Greatest Gold Camp Ever Known” Vol. I. No. 5. Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, Friday, May 27,1904 Price 10 Cents. K i ------------ - ' THE CITIZENS’ ELECTION — Great Interest Taken and an Unex pectedly Large Vote. The election of officers for the Citizen's F T)teotive Association last evening i >ngbt ont a large crowd and the inter • t taken presages well for the future of the organization. A total of 117 votes were cast and the following officers were elected: A. E. Barnes, president, -toe Nelson, vice president; Chas. McKin \ non. secretary; J. A. Fesler, treasurer; T. D. Murphy, E. R. Collins, H. B. Lind, F. 1 rtH. W. Robhom, J. R. Froberg and I. \Y. Douglas, general committee; W. . N olan and W. Inman, peace officers. While «aiting for the ballots to be counted Mr. Barnes was called upon to r.ake a few remarks. He began by say ug that he could n’t make a speech—and hen turned round and made a good one vhicli was applauded. In the vote for eneral committee there were 21 can didates and T. D. Murphy received 101 >nt. of the 117 votes cast. ' Judge ( ollins received the next highest vote. Ladies’ Aid Society. The next regular meeting of the La 11 ' Aid Society will be held at a place (o He designated later, and of which due iotice will be given. Wednesday evening, bine 1st. I he business session will open it 7 o'clock, after which the mee ing will •ssume a social aspect. Ice cream and itlicr refreshment* will Ins served and it ..a- been suggested that whist will be (laved. All are invited to be present! nnd enjoy the evening, and incidentally aid thtc ladies in their laudable enter prise. An eligible site for the building, uas beet, secured, and the good work has n encouraging outlook. More Railroad Hen Here. Irving Crowell, president, and H W -on v ice president of the Los Ange Its Daggett and Tonopah railway were in imp tills week louklng over ttie gen era. situation. The gentlemen had no— f lu ig to say for publication at this time bin li ter on tu< re will be “something doing.-’ Tuesday Evening’s Dance. 1 he dance given by the Ladies’ Aid society last Tuesday evening was well ittei.ded and everybody present seemed o e njoy themselves th rou^blv. A small Him was netted for the treasury of the society. _ Hotel Arrivals. Goldfield Lodging Honse--W. Ral tioii, attorney, Spokane; H. LuekmaD, Butte, Montana; H. Wilson, San Fran cisco; J, I. Crowell, Los Angeles; R L. Dean. * andelaria. Nevada; H. Dre hle, G. Harder, Goldfield; A. L. Smith, San Francico; Dan Cary, Montnnn; G. W. Richard, Ray Richard, -Richard, Tonopah. _ Serious Fire in Tonopah. Last Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock a tire started in Tonopah which destroyed the survey otliQe of Booker & Bradford the assay office of N. M. Simons, the grocery store of 'LG. Orr and a build ing formerly used as a millinery store. But little was saved from either place and the total loss is about $10,000. Claude Inman was in Tonopah at the time and distinguished himself by special work in fighting the fire. LATE LOCAL NEWS. Mr. J. E. White and Mr. Keough have gone to Bishop for a ten days’ trip. Chad. E. Knox, president of. the Mon tana-Tonopah, was in camp today. A. D. Myers, president of the greatest gold district ever known, was in Tonopah several days this week. The new organ for the Ladies’ Aid So ciety has been shipped from Sodaville and should be here in a day or two. The grocery stock of P. T. Boland lias arrived and is being put in place in the building formerly occupied by Sunder land’ assay pffice. Claude M. Smith returned yesterday from his trip to California. He reports a fair time but denies that he is married, as was published by ah unregenerate contemporary in Tonopah. J. C. Ralston, the mining engineer, who has been in Salt Lake, fjpokane, and other points east and west came out to camp yesterday, but left for Frisco again today. The Esmeralda Lodging House, Main street, opposite Lothrop’s store, has nice, newly furnished rooms and clean beds. Hot and cold water baths. Mrs. E. La Porte, Prop. Rev. Samuel Unsworth, an Episcopal ian clergyman from Reno, came to Gold field tciday. He will meet the Episco palians of the camp this evening and con aider the advisability of starting a church here. / FIVE EXTRA GOOD STRIKES Is the Record for What Is Probably the Banner Week in the History of the Goldfield District. I • I In another column we discuss the advisability 1 of telling only half the truth in reporting de velopments in this district. With five big new strikes to chronicle this week, as well as the wonderful improvement in the January, it really looks as if someone was “drawing the long bow.” But we foere know better—and the quicker capitalists and investors on the out side. realize it, the better it will be for them selves and their pocket books. The strike that looks the biggest on the face of it is that made in the lease of Richard, Cow ing and Burns on the Jumbo. Ninety feet north of the shaft which the former lessees sunk, the ledge was opened up, and at a depth of 6 feet they have 6 feet of shipping ore, and a careful sample across 2 feet assayed $659.70 per ton. Gold is plainly visible in lots of the rock. Some of it is fine and thickly studded in the ore, while some pieces are twice as large as a pin head. Specimen assays would go into the thousands, but the assay above given is from a sample across 2 feet. South of the shaft, 175 feet, the ledge is also opened and the ore goes from $40 to $50 per ton. In addition to the surface work, the ltssees are running a drift from the shaft to catch the rich ore shoot , at depth. On the Commonwealth group, just east of the Blue Bull, a new ledge has been uncovered at shallow depth, which carries sensational values. Across 9 feet in width the ore averages over $100 per ton. and some specimens are “lousy with free gold,” as one of the enthusiastic own ers says. Like on the January, this ledge was found under loose dirt at a depth of 18 inches, and it bids fair to duplicate the record of that bonanza. The Commonwealth is owned by Elliott, Myers, Murphy, Chute and Winkler. This same ledge has been uncovered in sev eral trenches on the Blue Bull claim and shows about the same values. In one trench a sam ple was taken across 8 feet, leaving out all specimens that were known to be extra rich, and the assay return was $80 per ton. Picked samples went from $300 to $400 per ton. At every point opened, the ledge appears strong and the indications are that it will go down to a great depth. , This is an entirely different ledge from the one in which ore was found some time ago on the Blue Bull, and alongside which the shaft is being sunk. The Blue Bull isown HMHUHIIItMIHItMIMHIHIItitlli ed by Harry and Tom Ramsey, H. O. Hall and Geo. S. Nixon, the banker of Winnemucca. On the Saint Ives, owned by Lockhart & Williams, and which lies between the Jumbo and the Blue Bull, the Joshua Club lessees have made a strike which takes second place to but few. A big strong ledge has been uncovered in two places, both showing fine values. In one trench an average assay was taken across 4 feet of the ledge which gave returns of $159.70 to the ton. In another trench, 11 feet away, the lowest assay secured was $40, and good pan nings have been gotten from other places on the ledge. Jake Martin, who made the origin al strike on the Saint Ives, is sinking in the por phyry alongside the ledge and is now down 30 feet. When C. D. Lane threw up his option on Ish’s Black Butte, Mr. Ish started to work himself and is securing values which makes him glad the property is again in his hands. In a crosscut he has 15 feet of ore that samples $30 to $35 clear across. Two to 5 feet of this ore will go better than $100 pdr ton, and he will begin to save ore for a shipment. While the new strikes this week are phen omenal, the showing in the January throws them in the shade. Last week extra high grade ore was encountered in the 85 and 112 foot lev els. We said nothing of this in the last issue as it was possible that it was only a pocket. It is still holding out. however, and if it is a pock et it is a mighty large one, Last Saturday over 20 tons were produced and sacked which aver aged $772.62 per ton in gold—an aggregate of $16. 000 worth in round numbers. This was in addi tion to the usual amount of $40 to $50 mill ore. This rich ore is still holding out and while the daily production does not average as great as on Saturday, yet it is a wonderful showing for a five-months old mine, with only a wnim to raise the ore. The crosscut now shows the ledge 70 feet in width, no wall in sight and no waste rock. The main shaft is now down 200 feet and the ore in the bottom of the shaft has changed to sulphides. As in the Combination, this change assures depth and permanency to the January ledge. But if it did n’t go down another foot, Kendall, Reilly, Jones and Patrick, the lessees, as well as the Goldfield Mining company, which owns the January, are in for a fortune. Jumbo and Vernal Extension. Lind & Collins, brokers, in connection ’ with Albert S. Watson of Tonopah, have placed with New York capitalists, for in vestment purposes, fifty thousand shares of the treasury stock of the Jumbo & Vernal Extension Mining company at a price wbich insures to this company am ple fpnds with which to thoroughly pros pect its various promising claims Sev i eral of the company’s Diamondfield' ledges, as well as the ledges or outcrops i on the north extension of the Saint Ives,: prospeot good colors and the manage I ment feels that comparatively little work will be required to place some of its properties in the list of Goldfield pro ducers. To insure ample funds for all purposes, the company may, in the near future, dispose of another block of fifty thousand spires of its treasury stock, the same having been partially promised to an investor at a largely increased price. With the exception of a small b ock, all the private stock of the company remains unissued and in pool for one year, a pro ceeding which adds strength to an al ready strong proposition. Owing to thiB company’s able and conservative manage ment and the auspicious manner in which it begins its business, we feel like pre dicting for it unusual good success. The Daisy. Davis, Spalding and Busey have op ened up another ledge on the Daisy, 200 feet north of the one which Jas. P. Har vey worked. A sample across 20 inches returned an assay value of 848.98 per ton. They also opened up another ledge 150 feet south of Harvey’s ledge, and a sample across 5 feet assayed 812.64. Out of curiosity, a sample was taken across 15 feet of a big cropping, it not being thought that it contained values, but the 1 assay showed $5 per ton. Matt Graham is down 40 feet in the porphyry on his lease on the Daisy and will crosscut at 75 feet in depth Cuperite Group. Varvin lsh and S. K t radford left Sunday for the Cuperite group of 18 claims which are located about 30 miles south. They took two miners with them and will at once start a shaft which will be suuk to a depth of 50 feet before cross cutting. This property has a wonderful surface showing, assays going from 23 to 60 per cent copper and $7.20 to $20 in gold from a ledge which is apparently 150 feet wide. The owners are Duffield, Marvin and Frank lsh, J. G. Hooker, S. K. Bradford, Frank Everett and Jas. Dungan. A Diamondfield Incorporation. A corporation which will probably be known as the Diamondfield Mining com pany, will soon be incorporated to oper ate three claims close to the Daisy, Ver nal and Ish’s Black Butte, near Dia mondfield. The officers will be T. L. Oddie, president; Geo. S. Nixon, vice president; Jno. S. Cook, secretary; A. S. Watson, treasurer. The other incorpo rators are “Diamondfield .Jack” Davis and Vau Spalding. Such a directory is a guarantee that the affairs of the com pany will be wisely administered. Fortuna Mining Company. A new company was organized this week under the name of the Double Eagle Gold Mining company, but it was learned that a company of similar name was operating at Tonopah and it was de cided to change the name to the Fortuna Gold Mining company, The officers are; W. S. Williams, president; C. D. Preble, vice-president; Mark Averill, secretary and treasurer. A block of •0,000 shares of the stock will be placed upon the mar ket to provide funds to further develop a ledge on which good milling values have already been found. The company owns three well located claims—the Bell Ledge, Blind Lead and Lily. The Goldfield Comingnation Co. W. L. Wilson, representing the Rocky Mountaiu Securities Co. of Colorado, has incorporated The Goldfield Comingna tion Mining Co., and will soon begin act ive and extensive operations on the Cur ley George and Boojp Fraction claims, which they have purchased. Rich quartz, similar to the Saint Ives strike, was found this week on the Curley George. With the strike in the Saint Ives and the Un ion Jack of tue Jumbo group, the claims secured by the Comingnation Mining Co. should prove valuable. Mr. Wilson has also incorporated a company known as The Goldfield Miners’ Development Co., which has secured valuable mining prop erty in the district, upon which work will soon be commenced. Another Strike on Jnmbo. Geo. Kernick put men to work Wed nesday on the lease which he and John McKane have on the Jumbo, and the next day the men found a shoot close to the sui face which has shipping values. D. G. Zinn shipped 236 sacks of ore from his lease Monday, leaving about the same amount on the dump. The sub-lessees on Florence lease No. 3 are not doing much talking, but they are sinking and drifting on the rioh ore and sacking stuff that will provide meal tickets for the days to come. A HOLDUP FRIDAY NIGHT Hospital Also Entered and Robbed During the Week. Last Friday night two men—the tra ditional “long and short man”—went to the Oddie lease on the White Rock and held up Joe Hubley, who was running the whim. At the point of a gun they mnde him lay down while they searched him. The short man, who was evidently a novice at the business and very ner vons, searched Hubley first, but found only 8U cents in silver, ^he lengthy robber took a try at it, giving the gun to his shorter and more nervous comrade. He was no more successful than his part ner, and they put ihe 80 cents back in Hubley’s pocket and did not take his fine gold watch, which they took hold of while searching for money. Huhley had some five dollar bills in his fob pocket, but the robbers failed to locate them. The hospital established here by the county, and which now has no patients, was entered during the week and the stove, blankets, cooking utensils, and every piece of furniture was taken away. No trace of the villiau, or villians, have been found. There is a quiet, but strong sentiment against thievery iu this camp, and when the culprits are caught, as sooner or later they will be, they are apt to get all that is coming to them. L. L. PatricK Returns. Mr and Mrs. L. L. Patrick returned to Goldtield Tuesday after a few weeks spent in Denver. Chicago and other points. Mr. Patrick reports that there is a keen interest being taken in Gold field by Colorado people, and he was es pecially surprised at the knowledge of the district displayed by residents of Chicago. _ Fourth of July Celebration. A meeting of the business men and cit izens is called for next Monday evening at 8 o’clock, at Miners’ Union hsll, to make arrangements for a Fourth of July celebration. Let everybody come. Endorsed Chech Found. A Combination mine check, payable to J. W. Burse and endorsed by him, was found in way pouch of .-'amuelsou’s stage. Owner can have same by proving prop erty and paying for this ad. Adams-Goldfield. Work on the Aijams claim will start next week. 10U.00U shares of the treasury stock having been placed The person nel of this company, combined with fine properties, makes the stork an attractive buy, which fact was readily seen and taken advantage of. Short Mining Notes. C. D. Preble has fouud 828 rock on one of his claims two miles east of the Combination. Lockhart and McClelland have started a crosscut to the north on their Flor ence lease. Brearley, Lynch, Green and Hagerty have a good showing on their Keystone lease, one mile east of the Blue Bull. A crosscut in Oddie’s lease on the White Rock has penetrated a ledge, but the values were not learned at this writ ing. The lease of Oddie, Ickes and Ray on the January has a 4 foot ledge at a depth of 17'* feet. The quartz looks good and assays about $17 at present. T. C. Rea, formerly with the American Bridge Co., Colorado, in company with J. H. Schenck, has a group of claims five miles west of Goldfield on which there are big ledges from which he hopes to get something good. Dr. A. L Hudgens and R. A. Marr visited Pine Grove last week looking over some property owned by the former. They are considering the advisability of putting in a ovnanide plant to treat 60, 000 tons of tailings. A. W. Tibbals, superintendent of the Goldfield Vindicator Mining company, reports a ledge 2% feet wide in the cross cut. He is drifting both ways on this ledge. In the west drift the ledge is widening and the quartz looks better. In the east drift the ledge is just about holding its own. Curley Harris, Marvin Ish, Milton Ish, Ed Walker and Bill Lloyd are getting a fine showing on a group of claims which they own close to Palmetto. They have a strong ledge opened up which carries ore containing coarse free gold and as says as high as $600 per ton have been received from it. John Jones ran a trench on a claim known as the Black Butte, which lies just east of the Sandstorm and from a shallow depth got an assay of $17.20 across 4 feet of the ledge. He sampled the adjoining claim, the Galena, and got an assay of $18.40. Mr. Jones will soon incorporate a compauy which will ac tively develop the Black Butte and Fawn No. 2.