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The Goldfield News
ISSUED EVERY FRIDAY JAMES F. O'BRIEN. - Editor And Proprietor Subscriptions Payable in Advance One Year - J5.00 Three Months - $1.25 Sis Months • 2.50 Single Copies - .10 Commercial advertisements $2.50 an inch per month. Local reading notices 15 cents a line. Application has been made for admission to the mails as second-class matter. SHOULD WE TELL BUT HALF? A contemporary editorially ad vises that in writing of Goldfield every statement should be “cut in half’ because “it sounds ‘fishy’ to tell the whole truth of the rich ness of the camp.’’ Superintend ent Mitchell of the January lease said recently that he hesitated to tell of that property producing 20 tons of shipping ore, of a gross value of $16,000, in one day, be cause it was hardly believable when the comparatively slight depth and limited facilities for getting it out were considered. Whether or not this policy is nec essary, we do not know, but we do know that it has been followed to a great extent in practically the only advertising that Goldfield thus far has received. Of the many prominent mining men who have visited this section in the past few months, there has not been one who said the press re ports had been exaggerated, while many of them took occasion to re mark that the reports had under stated the riches of the district—a fact at which they evinced sur prise because it was unique in their experience. With fat checks frequently re ceived from the smelters showing even greater values in the ore than had been claimed—with new producers being steadily added to the list of shippers—the most pro nounced skeptic, if he has a grain of sense, can become convinced of the size and value of Goldfield’s ore bodies, and the extent of ter ritory over which they are found. If only half the truth were told of Goldfield it would be big enough, but with the ore in sight open to all comers for the pan or assay fur nace test, backed by the more cru cial test of smelter returns, we see no particular reason for cutting the figures in two. THE DIFFERENT TOWNSITES For some time efforts have been made to create the impression that the different towns in the Gold field district have not been treated impartially in press reports. This sentiment has been fostered by a few people through ignorance or selfishness—or both. There is ab solutely no truth in the insinu ation that any of the towns have been discriminated against in the matter of news, and as far as the editor of this paper is concerned, be don’t care two whoops for any or all of the townsites—though he owns a lot in each. It is the mines, and the prospects that will make mines, that he is and has been endeavoring to tell the world about—townsites are mere inci dents. If the mines are exploited, each and every one of the towns will go forward, and lots become valuable—and the reverse of this proposition is equally true. The only sane method of advertising a town is to tell the truth of the mines and prospects that lie close to it. It should not take a very broad mind to recognize so patent a fact. A recent editorial in the New York Tribune, comparing the profits in mining with those of railroading, shows that by far the larger percentage of profit is made by the mining companies. WILL WE HAVE RAILROAD? — President Brock and Party Looked Over Field Last Sunday. John W. Brock, president of the Tonopah Railroad company and the Tonopah Mining company, Alonzo Tripp, superintendent of the Tonopah Railroad company, Frank Keith, the new superintend ent for the Tonopah Mining com pany, and T. L. Oddie, who needs no identifying description, came out to Goldfield last Sunday and spent a few hours looking over the district. With the exception of Mr. Od die, it was the first visit that any of the gentlemen had made to the camp and, while it may have no special significance, it is known that the railroad people are con sidering the extension of the Ton opah road as far as Goldfield. It is not probable that this will be done immediately on the comple tion of the road to Tonopah, for notwithstanding the great show ing of Goldfield’s mines and pros pects to date, it is realized that the most of the ore will in time be treated on the ground. However, it is firmly believed that it is only a question of a few months’ development when a suf ficient tonnage of shipping ore and general freight and passenger business will justify the building of the road. The construction will be unusually easy and inexpen sive, as their are no heavy grades whatever. A station has been established at Coal Wells, 14 miles this side of Coaldale on the Tonopah railroad, and Superintendent Tripp says that if trains are not running into Tonopah by July 4th, he will re sign his position. It is simply a question of the Southern Pacific furnishing rails and other supplies promptly. WILL INAUGURATE A BOOM The advantage of transportation to a mining camp perhaps has sel dom been better exemplified than in the case of that wonderful min ing region of Tonopah, in Nevada, a description of which appears on page 479 of this issue, says Mines and Minerals. From all accounts, the arrival of the train or railway to Tonopah before the first of June w'ill inaugurate a boom perhaps such as has not occurred for a long time in the West. Even mining investors winced at the thought ot a 60-mile coach ride over one of the dustiest and most desolate roads in the West. That will soon be a thing of the past. On the dumps at ronopali lie thousands of tons of ore which would be considered as even high grade in ordinary camps well sup plied with transportation facilities or provided with mills, but too low grade in the present condition of the camp in question to be used. These ore dumps will either be shipped away to mills for treat ment, or else mills will be built on the spot. Supplies, etc., will be vastly cheapened; coal can be brought in, or if oil is preferred as fuel, it can be set down at the mines at a reasonable figure. An army of prospectors will doubtless invade the territory and by their keen researches it is probable that the mineralized area will be greatly j enlarged and many new camps! spring up in the vicinity. PROSPERITY IN MINING _ The unparalleled prosperity of the mining industry at the present time is attracting widespread at tention, says the National Banker. People are beginning to realize that fortunes and competency can be acquired by investing in min ing properties and mining stocks. In fact, the number who are real izing this and profiting by it is daily increasing. They are be ginning to learn that there is an element of hazard in every busi ness venture, but not as great a risk in mining as has been imag ined in the past. Continued suc cesses have taught them that min ing is a business; that improved machinery, scientific knowledge and business management) places mining on as safe a basis as the ordinary business enterprise; also that thousands of people are ac quiring wealth by judicious in vestments in mining stock, the re sults of^ their co-operation in the development of meritorious prop erties of ably conducted, legiti mate mining enterprises. Location Notices and Certificates of Location (for recording) for sale at The News office. * Dissolution of Partnership. NOTICE is hereby given that the firm of Beers & De Lafontaine has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. J. B De Lafontaine will pay all outstanding accounts against the old firm, and collect all bills due them. Signed: J. g De Lafontaine, Lee V. Beers. Dated May 2, 1904. 11T L. McGONAGILL ™ 4 Shoe Repairing Rubber Heeling, Hand Sewing ?nd Half Solcing. I try to please my patrons. South Main Street, opposite O’Brieu's Corral. INVERNESS Lodging House Main St.. West Side Next to Sunderland's Assay office, frame b'ld'g Everything New and Clean mrs. d. r. mckenzie THE PEARL RESTAURANT W. E. LINTON. Prop. BOARD BY WEEK OR MONTH 21 Heals far $9.00 $35.00 per Month MAIN STREET, • GOLDFIELD, NEV. This Space is Reserved THE Goldfield Feed Yard M. S. Sharp, Prop. East Side, South Main Street Eighty foot Shed and Free Water in Corral for patrons HAY AND GRAIN FOR SALE Water delivered to any part of the district at reasonable rates ICE FOR SALE AT THE NATIONAL CLUB AND CAFE j. B. DE LAFONTAINE. Prop. First-Class Wines, Liquors and Cigars Meals Served at All Hours Andrus & Walton J ♦ — PROPRIETORS— Jf GOLDFIELD | Meat Market! Choicest Stock of Meats 2 Always on Hand J ^ A* t Main Street, Goldfield, Nevada « u************************ Goldfield Vindicator MINING COMPANY Offers a chance to the public to help develop a mine. Company owns four claims NEAR GOLDFIELD The New Randaburg of Nevada Capitalization 1,000,000 shares. Par value $t.ot Treasury stock 500,000 shares. First block of 50,000 shares now offered at 10 CENTS PER SHARE Send lor Prospectus- Order Now Address the Company at 402 IX F. WaLKKK BLDG.. Salt Lake City. Utal Goldfield Big Store -... , :— —~r Groceries BEST BRANDS AT the RIGHT PRICES Mil' 1 H Stationery New and Latest Styles in all kinds of Papeteries Tablets, Etc. .. Hardware ; MINING ; SUPPLIES ; AND ; SHELF ; HARDWARE ; SPECIALTY :: Gents’ Furnish* ing Goods !! An entirely FRESH ; STOCK, including ! the celebrated Lion ! Brand of Hats. 4 = J. D. LOTHROP = ... AGENCY OF THE STATE BANK AND TRUST CO. (OF OAKSOX CITY. NEVADA) Tonopah, - - - Nevada CASH CAPITAL. $200,000 A general banking business transacted. Exchange bought and sold on all parts oT the world. Mining stocks bought and sold. Cori esjiondence solicited. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. T. B. Rickey, Pres. Geo. H. Meyers, 1st Vice Pres. »'. T. Bender. 2d Vice Pres. G. W. Richard. Cashier. Geo. W. Cowing. A st. Cashier. P. H. Peterson J. P. Woodbury Geo. W. Mapes W. I'rougher BANKING HOURS: 9 a. in. to 12 m., i p. m. to 3 p. in. Saturdays, 9 a. ni. to 12 in. Bank closes Sundays and holidays. "n,,rn,,rrn"rrrr%"n"i"rrTTY% 't,TYYV’rrrrrT't’’*-i"rrr* t-r rm • • • • j SPENKER & MILLER CO. • (incorporated) • WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS I>J • * • Groceries, Building and Mining Hard ; ware, Paints, Oils, Glass, Stoves, Ranges ; CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE ; COLDFIELD. - NEVADA The Grand Cafe and Restaurant MAIN ST BEET, GOLDFIELD, NEVADA MRS. J. RfFROBERG, Proprietress Home C ooking. Cleanly Served. We especially solicit steady boarders by the week or month THE COMBINATION CELLAR V * W. S. ELLIOTT, Proprietor Straight Goods and Case Goods a Specialty The must complete stock in Goldfield of the best brands of liquors DRAW YOUR DRINK STRAIGHT FROM THE BARREL E. MARKS & CO. Clothing, Cents’ Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Furniture, House Furniture and Carpets COLDFIELD, NEV. Buy a Lot in Ramsey Addition Adjoins Goldfield Townsite on East and South No Finer Location for Residence w. i. booth, Agent H. M. GIBSON $ CO. General Freighting Between Goldfield, Candelaria, and terminus of the Tonopah R. R. We are bonded agents, pay all freight charges and guarantee thorough satisfaction Have Freight Shipped in Our Care Pioneer Stage Line, Carries U. S. Mail. Stops for dinner at Klondike Well. Careful drivers and courteous agents. Peter Samuelson, Prop. Fare, always the same, $3.00 Headlight Barns and Corrals HARRY E. HUDSON, Proprietor Tonopah and Goldfield, Nev. Hay, Grain, Feed and Wood for Sale First-class Rigs and Saddle Horses at All Times at Reasonable Rates General Freighting from Goldfield, Tonopah and Candelaria.