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The Goldfield News
“All that's New and True of the Greatest Gold Camp Ever Known” Vol. i. No. II. Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, Friday, July 8.1904. Price 10 Cents. PRONOUNCED SUCCESS The Fourth of July Celebration Passed Off Without a Hitch. “The nicest, pleasantest and most suc cessful Fourth of July celebration I ever attended.” Such is the unanimous ver dict of those who were in Goldfield last Monday, and the praise bestowed upon the committees in charge should in a measure compensate them for their hard work. There was not a hitch in the en tire program and not even a ‘scrap” taut deserved the name. The committee had trees brought in from Montezuma • id planted along Alain street, the green making a pretty effect. Then the merchants, almost without ex ception and without any urging, deco rated their places lavishly with bunting. For this they also deserve the thanks of the community as well as for contributing the money for the prizes. lhe parade started shortly alter tu a. m. and was headed by \V. 1>. Frey, who represented Uncle Sam. Next came Mar shal Brearlev, President Detch, A. E. Barnes and .nidge Collins, followed by t he i’ouopah Eagles’drum corps, com posed of the following members: Joe Devoe, Chas. Kielhofer, H. G. Sheridan, W esley W’arreu, 15. Martin, F. Hoff and J. M. Tripp. Next came the boats and the Goldtield brass band. When the procession arrived at the grand stand the young ladies represent ing tlie Goddess of Liberty, Nevada and Golilbeld—MGses Minnie White, Edith Linton and Nettie Phillips, respectively were escorted to the platform. President Detch, iu a few well chosen words, introduced Geo. Cole, of Tono pah. and extended through him the free dom of tiie town to the visitors. Air. Cole fittingly responded and said that he believed that Goldtield was the greatest gold camp ever known. “•America” was tendered by a chorus, after which H. W. Knickerbocker, the orator of tin1 day, was introduced. Mr. TV nickerhockiT was eloquent, as usual, mul seoied Gov. Peabody and bis bom bastic adjutant general, Sherman lied, for their inhuman treatment of the union miners of v. olorado. ““lhe Star Spangled Banner” was dt lightfully sung by Air. and Mrs. J. A. Wylie. Miss Evelyn Bunch and AJ. C. Ish, which concluded the platform exer rises. The drilling contest excited keen at tention and was witnessed by an enthusi astic crowd. It was won by Wel.-h and Bjorn, of Diumondtield, who (billed HfPq inches. Beiinne and .McCloud, of Gold field, took second prize, with a hole 2V11 > inches, and Cuudy and • enin, of Tono pith, took third prize. Parham and Pitt man, who many thought would win the contest, had the misfoitune to break a drill almost at the start which pi eel tided j any chance to win. .* r. M> rtiu had his ; hand badly mashed wi-icli also spoiled their chances of winning. Altogether it j wits a first elass contest in which the win nets deserved great praise and the losers i suffered no disgr. ce. 1 lie Imrro race is where Ln b. Curtis; shone—he always does shine on the hur-! ricane deck of a lmrro. Uri got the no | tiou into his head that if lie were the ; nearest to the starting point when the race was finished he would get the prize, i And, smiling ail over like a basket ot chips, that was the position he held when “Brick” ■' elntosli passed under the wire with Boy Kidge second. But the hard- j hearted judges gave tlie prizes to those ' who came in ahead. I.ou Finnegan wants it distinctly un derstood that lie didn't “throw” the fat i men’s race. He needn’t worry—we all know he “done his best.” Mis friends j stood tilong tlie race course with boards | and ns lie came pulling along, gave him a friendly swat on the bosom of ins pants, ! just to show their heart was in the right1 place—a sort of "heart to heart” talk, as \ it were. No, Finnegan didn’t throw the race. The baseball game between Goldfield and Touopali proved u strong attraction ; It was stubbornly contested and resulted in a tie 11 to 11. The wind and dust ■ but here I a great deal and i onsidermg this, good hall was played. The fact! that the game was a tie gave general sat istaiAion. as it will tend to create more interest in the next game. The celebration wound up with the most successful ball of the season given bv Goldfield Miners’ Union No. 2.0, in Elliott’s new hall. The hall was thronged with a jolly crowd who had the tune of their lives until early morning. A goodly sum was netted by the union which will be sent to their brothers who . are being persecuted in Colorado. Ln connection with the dunce it is pertinent to say that Elliott’s hall received about as severe a test as it is liable to ever re reive. There has been more or less fear expressed that the upper door and walls of Elliott’s building were not safe, but with the big oiowd dancing Monday night, it is evident that the building is second to but one on the desert for 'strength and safety. Mr. Elliott de serves the thanks of Goldfield for his enterprise. A list of t lie visitors from Touopali and elsewhere was compiled but was crowded out of this issue. The following is the list of the races and winners: Foot race, 100 yards, free for all; first prize, 815; second prize, 85. Lem Platt won, Charles Asken second. Foot nice, 75 yards, free f.»r all ladies; first prize, $15; second prize, 85. Goldie Cuddebach won, Sylvia Cuddebach sec ond. Foot race, 75 yards, free for all boys der 15 yeans; first prize, 85; second prize 82.5(1. Walter Wolvertou won, Willie Liebeudorfer second. Foot race, 50 yards, for boys under 10 years; first prize, 85; second prize, 82.50. Robert Martin won. Foot race, 50 yards, for girls under 10 years; first prize 85; second prize, 82.50. Harriet Lothrop won, Goldie Cudde bach second. Egg race, 50 yards, for ladies; first prize, 85; second prize. 8-'.5o. Airs. Charles Krise won. Umbrella race, 50 yards free for all; first prize, 85; second prize, 82.5 '. Mrs. Ed Carlin won, Maud Williams second. Sack race, lo0 yards free for all; first prize, 810: second prize, $5. J. G. llehy won, Joseph Moore second. Three-legged race, loO yards, free for all; first prize, 810; second prize, 85. Detiv and Richardson won, Ish and Cas ein second. Fat a. tin’s race, 100 yards, 200 pounds and over; first prize, 810; second prize, 85. Lee Williams won, Louis Finnegan second. Nail driving contest for ladies; prize, 810; three minutes. Mrs. Linton and Mrs. Griggs tied on 47 nails. Greased pig; prize, the pig. Ben Put nam caught t he pig. Burro Race, free for all; first prize, 810; second prize, 85. “Brick” ajcIii tosli won. W. Roy Ridge second. NEW HOTEL FOR GOLDFIELD Plans Are Drawn and WorK Will Soon Be Under Way. According to plans now made a dupli cate of Elliott’s new building, with the exception that it will be 70 feet long, will be built alongside and the both used for a hotel which will have ill) rooms. The owners expect that the hotel will be ready for occupancy in six weeks. To Fight Fire. Last Saturday evening a number of Goldfield citizens met at the recorder’s office and temporarily organized as a nucleus for a tire department. An ad journment was taken until Thursday ev ening at which time a goodly number of people assembled in Elliott’s hall. After a temporary organization 0. M. Smith was made permanent chairman of the tire lighting organization, and L. Lelkovits the secretary. J. H. Biearle.v win chosen treasurer and Claude Inman was elected chief. .Messrs. Duffiehl. Brearley and In man were appointed a committee to inter view business men. collect monies and arrange with the water company for the placing' of fire plugs, securing hose, an alarm bell. etc. Messrs. Barnes, Collins and De Lafontaine were named as a com mittee on constitution and by-laws, it was suggested that a grand ball be given in tlie near future, the proceeds from which would form a nucleus for the lire fund. Twenty five young and able bodied men signed the roster of volun teers, whejLthe meeting adjourned until next Thursday evening. Notice of Annual Meeting. The first annual meeting of the stock holders of the Jumbo and Vernal Mining company will be held at the company s office in Goldfield, Esmeralda county, Nevada on the 18th day of July, 1904, at the hour of 2 p. m„ t'ur the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year. Jumbo and Vernal Extension Mining Co., By H. B. Lind, secretary. Goldfield’s Largest Grocery. Miners’Cash Store, opposite Recorder’s office. QUALITY—We guarantee the quality to be exactly as we state in every par t,C“OUR TASTE” VEGETABLES “Our Taste” table fruit; “Our Taste” and Black Swan oysters; Omnibus sar dines. SPICES—Ginger, Cinnamon, Allspice, Cloves, Cayenne, Nutmeg, Mace, Savory, Marjoram,*Thyme, •'-age. CREAM Carnation, Silver Cow, Gan Borden. WINES—Old Kentucky Zmfaudel, quart bottles, §1.09; Zintaudel Port, SI.25; Sherry, per quart, §1.25. IN BULK— Port, sherry, gin, bourbon and brandy. Bishop honey, oranges and lemons. Smokers' supplies. LATE LOCAL NEWS. Jack Hennessy came out from Tonopah Thursday. A. W. Briggs was out from Tonopah tiiis week. Carl Drossel, of Tonopah, is in Gold field today. j Tom Kendall came to Columbia yes terday. John H. Miles, manager for Harry Hudson, has returned from his vacation. U. L. Johns and H. T. Bragdon, of j the Goldfield Mining Co., came out from j Tonopah last Saturday. Seven good families moved to Ramsey’s Addition this week. * J. R. Gillespie and L. K. Wilson, of Denver, are recent arrivals. To make money in real estate, go with the crowd. Goldfield is IT. + Jaek Donohue and K. Jefford, of Randsburg, are recent arrivals. B. J. Reilly, of the January lease, came out from Tonopah Saturday. E. Marks lias returned to Tonopah, after spending the Fourth at his store here. Have a date with me—lr» cents per lit. Miners’ Cash Store, opposite Recorder’s office. * Hon. E. If. Dodge, an attorney of Reno, is in Goldfield for a few days on a business mission. Good lots. 100 feet from two fine wells, See owners on ground. Ramsey’s Addition, * Mrs. \V. S. Williams still remains <piite ill and will possibly have to go to Cali fornia to recuperate. Alex. McCone, president of the Her ron, liickard Ar Co., of Reno and San Francisco, arrived in camp Thursday. Peter C. Kretz came in last Friday from Gold Reef. He reports the pros pects of that section as very encouraging. “Ole” Elliott’s handsome new building is now fully completed and would be a or ilit to it much huger place than Gold field. 1). S. and Geo. H. Ward, of Oakland, Calif., arrived in camp htsl Friday. The former is it graduate of the State uni versity. Mr. and Mrs. .1. G. Martin, of Reno, arrived in Goldfield on Thursday. I t is Mr. Martin’s intention to open a busi ness here. It is probable that a bank will be | started here within it few days, but delin' ite information cannot be given at tins | t me. Before buying, look at Ramsey's Addi- j tion. The location, view and water will ! convince you to stay and build a home, j Office on tlie ground. * j Martin Muller, proprietor of the drug store, has had paper hangers doing some j wok this week. The interior of the store presents it much better appearance. | J. B. Menardi. the surveyor, expects i to leave in about Bn days to work on a : government contract which he recently seemed. The country to be surveyed is near Reno. F. B. Lightburn, of Los Angeles, and P. 1). Brown, of Los Angeles. Calif., ar rived in Goldfield last Saturday. Mr. Lightburn is a p inter and the two came in by wagon. W. 1. Booth, the photographer, has a line selection of views of Goldfield and i miues; also, does portrait work. Gal lery opposite Goldfield Lodging house, on Main street. * Frank M. Ish and two other parties were down in the southern portion of the } state this week and located some oil lands. They report the indications for oil as being very fine. Thos. B. Rickey, president of the State Bank and Trust Co., of Carson, and G. \V. Richard, cashier of the Tonopah branch of the same institution, came to Goldfield on Thursday. Mr. aud Mrs. Frank M. Ish aud baby left last night for Carson City and Cali fornia points. Frank rays he will wind up at Catalina Island, where he will fish and fish and tisli till he just gets tired of it. The lucky cuss! A 50-foot lot on Main street. Goldfield, 1 was bought on Feb. 17th, for $300. Since then the owner has received $200 for ground rent and now has the lot leased for $100 a mouth— and all the tenants are making money. This illustrates why real estate in Goldfield is increasing in value. The News acknowledges with thanks the receipt, on the Fourth, of a bottle of fine old port wine from Tom Boland, of the Miners’ Cash Store. “Any port in a storm” is an old saying of the sailor, and a good port also has its uses during a 1 dust storm in the desert. • Doc”-O’Toole T. J. Oakes aud Claude ' Lund arrived from Goldfield Monday. Mr. O’Toole is a peace officer of the camp, and came over after a man sup posed to be in this neighborhood, but net finding him the party is taking ad vantage of the opportunity for' a few jdays at the mountain resorts.— Inyo • Register. NEWS OF THE MINES Story of a Week’s Progress in the Hines of Goldfield District. Despite the halt for the Fourth of July festivities this has been u week of great progress in Go'll field's mines. A stream of rich ore is headed towards the smelt ers from the Jumbo and before the year is out the world's supply of gold money will be greatly added to from this prop erty. On Tuesday 305 sacks of rich ore were shipped from the Kernick A Howes lease and when smelter returns are re ceived they will be convincing to any who may doubt the richness of the. Jumbo. Curtis and Bulge also sent out a ship- j rueut of 22 tons yesterday from their , lease on the .lumho, the value of which is little, if any, below that sent from Keruick & Howes’ lease. Forty men are employed on this lease anti they sire do ing some tall hustling. In 21 days the | new working shaft has been sunk lh5 feet and lias been connected with the old j Harvey shaft at the 5<>-foot level. The j lessees will connect the two shafts every 50 feet and they are now drifting both ways on the CO-foot level. Attorney Vermilyea has returned from bishop and resumed his work with the chisel on the rich ore in his lease. Okas. L. Bichards, district attorney of Nye county, has bought a third interest in the Price and Currie lease from C. A. Baldwin. .Machinery will soon be placed on this lease and the ore gone after in a vigorous manner. Adams-Goldfield. The Adams-Goldfield is justifying the predictions of its owners and will prob ably soon rank as one of the big proper ties of the camp. The incline shaft is now down on tne ledge 48 feet and the whole shaft is in ore. A streak, 13 inches wide, in the bottom assays $112.75 clear across. A whim was put in place today and at a depth of 50 feet drifting both | ways will begin. Columbia Mountain. Dunlap, Badgett, Dodds and Sutro have bought 100,Oju shares of the treas- j ury stock of the above company at 20 j cents per share and work on tlie big tun i nel will soon begin. Daisy No. 2. The showing on Graham Bros, lease on the Daisy No. 2 continues to improve. The gold values are in manganese and on the hanging wall there is a streak of | ore 1 foot wide which will average over i $000 per ton The next 4 feet will aver j age better than $00 per ton, and the bal ance of the 30-foot ledge has not yet j been tested. Vernal No. 2. On the Vernal No. 2 Welsh, Cronin and Diugee are down 12 feet on their re cent strike and at this point is ore that ! shows lots of free gold and specimens as- j say up in the pictures. The ledge is 4 I feet wide and has been opened up at! another point 51) feet to the south. St. Ives. The Joshua Club lease has the ledge in a crosscut on the St. Ives and it it is said to be richer than ever, though assays have not yet been made. Martin and associates have started a crosscut and with about S feet more of work expect to tap the ore shoot which was so rich near the surface. The Algae. In the Smith, Fuller and Sanders lease on the Algie the ledge has been crosscut at ill) feet and the same rich values found as were on the surface. Foster, Atlieru and Durgin are sinking a vertical shaft to catch the same ledge at a depth of 5t) feet. Florence No. 3. The lessees are steadily sacking extra rich ore and now have over GUO sacks on the dump. Another shipment will soou go out. The b U-loot level has been con nected with the perpendicular shaft. The January. At the 85-foot level ore is being taken from a 12-inch streak that goes nearly $1,500 per ton. The daily average of late has been 0 tons of $200 to $50J ore and 25 tons of mill ore. Short Mining Notes. J. F. Mitchell lias found a ledge on the Portland group aud will prospect it. Broker Dodds, of San Francisco, has taken an option on the Smithline group, lying north of the Sandstorm. A new mining company, to be known as the East Goldfield Mining company, was incorporated on Tuesday. The properties brought together by the new deal are the Lapierre, Alinont aud Oak wood groups, which are located about miles east of Goldfield. The incorpor ators are C. A. Baldwin, H. Luekman, John King, Charles Cole aud J. H. Acorn, and the capital stock has been placed at $1,(XX),000; 100,001) shares have j been subscribed for at 10 cents per share, aud the sum realized will l>e devoted to developing the properties, the work of which will begin at an early date. So far only location work has been done on the claims, and assays have shown value* of from $1 to $30. McDonald, Court anil Shields have given an option to a Salt Lake broker on a group of claims east of Columbia Mountain. Price & Currie have started a shaft on their Clermont lease and expect to soon get into pay ground. Two shifts will be put on aud work rushed. Key Pittman has purchased the pooled interest of J. T. Jones in the Jumbo aud Vernal Extension company, with the ex ception of 50,000 shares. H. 11. Lind has taken an option on 150,(X)0 shares of the pooled stock of C. 11. Higgiuson in the same company. A. C. Eiseu, treasurer of the Goldfield Mining Co., owners of the January, S. 1). Forman, of Touopah and Louis Hagan, secretary of the San Francisco and Tono pah stock exchange at San Francisco were in Goldfield early in the week look ing over pioperties in which they are in terested, one of which is the Mohawk group. S. A. Knapp, of Touopah, one of the parties interested in the Atlanta group, visited that property yesterday, under the guidance of Superintendent ltiebel. Nothing of great value has yet been en countered on this property by the pros pectors. though woik is being vigorously pushed. Superintendent Mitchell Resigns. ■J. F. Mitchell, superintendent of the January lease, lias resigned that position and will devote himself to his private in terests in future. The miners working on the January started in to get up a tes timonial to present to him as evidence of the esteem in which he is held by them, but Mr. Mitchell heard of it and asked as a favor that it be not done. Sol Camp, formerly superintendent of the Elktou min at Cripple Creek, has been appointed superintendent of the January lease. New Map of District. Williams O'Brien, surveyors, are go ing to publish a new map of the Gold tiel-1 district and all owners of surveyed claims can have the same placed upon the map free of charge by bringing in the field notes. It will be advisable for any contemplating having claims surveyed to do so before map is published. Is Glad He Came. Thos. Ewing, a famous mining man, is in camp this week with D. J. McDonald, formerly in charge of the McNamara. Mr. Ewing said: “If I never make a dollar in this camp. I’m very glad I came and saw the wonderful ore in the Jumbo and other good mines.” May Put in Ice Plant. W . F. Perry, an electrical engineer of Sanlt Ste Marie, Mich., is a recent ar rival. He immediately saw the need of a good ice plant in here and may put one in shortly. He repeats the old, old story -ever new—-that Goldfield has the most wonderful mineral showing he ever saw. Chute’s New Hap. Elmer J. Chute, C. E., announces that his new map of the Goldfield district will be published about the 'JOth instant. For Sale. 10011 shares Goldfield Mining company. Enquire at this office. * George Henry Hewitt, an assayer of Tonopah, is iu camp and may locate here. C. H. Elliott, the Tonopah broker, is in camp again today. C. K. Jarvis is temporarily filling a po sitiou at Lothrop’s Plenty of clear, cold water and no dust iu ltamsey’s Addition. * Roy Stoddard and wife. Jack McKen zie and wife. Sheriff Cushing, W. F. Kilker, W. V. Richardson, A. J. Klamt, Dr. Hammond and G. W. Lawrence were among the Tonopah visitors on the Fourth. MINING CLAIMS FOR LEASE AND BOND. The St. Frances Goldfield Mining Co. offers 15 miuiug claims, throughout the central part of the mineral zone, and of proven values, for lease and bond on fa vorable terms. Surveying and assess ment work completed, and abstracts of title ready for inspection. Hank Smith, the mining expert, will exhibit these properties to applicants, at the cor poration’s expense. Apply to Dn. Fkances L. Williams, General Manager, Office adjoining Mallou’s Assay office.