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/ The Goldfield News
' “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.
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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
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.
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
Is the Record for What Is Probably the Banner Week in the
History of the Goldfield District.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.

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