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“All that’s New and True of the Greatest Gold Camp Ever Known” VOL. I. No. 12. Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, Friday, July 15, 1904. Price 10 Cents. LATE LOCAL NEWS. NEW BANK SOON STARTS JuBt as we go to press Geo. W. Richard arrived and anuonnced that he would open np a bank in Elliott’s building in a few days. (*eo. Li. 1'atnck was in camp yesieraay. Come try that Ramsey Addition water.* Messrs. Thompson and Robinson are late arrivals who are to start a restnurant. Mrs. W. S. Williams is still confined to her bed, but is slowly recovering. Dr. White Wolf came in from Gold Reef yesterday. I. J. Gay, of Denver, is a recent ar rival who came with the intention of staying. The Goldfield Electric Light company expects to have its machinery in here in two weeks. J. McQuillan, late manager of the Goldfield Lumber company, left Monday for Tonopah. W. Saul, a Tonopah capitalist and miner, was looking about Goldfield on Wednesday. W. L. McGonngill has sold his shoe shop and will now devote his time to carpentering. Vau Dorn A Son are digging deep well No. 3 from which water will be piped to all residents in Ramsey’s Addition. J. F. Donovan, a real estate dealer at Sparks, the new railroad town near Reno, was in Goldfield early this week. Mrs. .lames F. O’Rrien and son, Da voren, leave tomorrow for a trip to Berke ley and other California points. J. D. Lothrop returned Monday from Verdi, bringing with him his children and mother-iu law, who will remain. On August 1st. when improvements are completed, Jots in R <mse>’s Addition will be $lb(i. Today there are a few Jeft at $‘25 and §5<>. H. Lefkovits, of Oakland, one of tue Red Front store, was inspecting the busi ness of the firm last Friday and Satur day forenoon. ur. A. j. neniKer. a proiessiomu gen tleman from San Francisco, i* in Gold rt-Jd. and will probably locate here at no V%die'ant day. £ Tom Keane returned to Diamondfield Tuesday after a trip to Touopab. ois, partner, Henry McMahon, has returned trom Carson, where he went for the ben efit of his health. While suffering considerably, W. S. Elliott, recently burned by exploding acetylene, is on the road to recovery. Likewise G. H. Harder, who was also a victim of the explosion. Half the lots in Ramsey’s Addition are now sold, but still many desirable lots left. See Van Dorn & Son, owners. Of fice on the ground. * Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Bragdon arrived with their household furniture last Sat urday to make their home in Goldfield. They are welcome additions to Gold field’s permanent residents. T. Bissonette has given up his black smithing business at Silver Peak and come to Goldfield to reside. He has pur chased a lot from the Townsite company and will erect a shop thereon. Judge Collins sent in his resignation as Justice of the Peace to give more time to his private affairs, but the commissioners refused to accept it, for the present, at least. Buy a Lot in the East Addition to Gold field I directly east of the townsite). Spe cial rates for the next 5 days. For par ticulars apply to W. I. Booth, agent, at photo gallery. * Joseph iintier, Jr., or xoungBiown, O., and F. M. Kirk, of Cleveland, O., gentlemen interested in the Hazel Kirk Goldfield company, were inspecting the property for a day, late last week. J. G. Martin, who came here last week from Reno, has purchased two lots on Crook avenue, near First street, from the lowusite company. He will at once erect a 14-room fiame lodging house thereon. ,J. 4. Wilson is circulating a petition looking to the organizing of an jerie of Eagles in Goldfield. As J. H. Brearley, of this city, is the district organizer, there will no doubt be a goodly charter list of members. Eugene Dougherty, who is employed by Captain Gardner at Cactus peak, re ceived a wire Saturday from his brother at Tonopah. announcing the serious ill ness of their mother at Nevada City, Eugene left on the Saturday night train for tin ir former home. Geo. S. Nixon's lot, next to the Na tional Club, has been leased to Hagerty A Wiseman who will erect a compressed brick building with plate glass front for a saloon and restaurant. The ground rent is 350 per month. In order to settle a small bet Tuesday, 4. two Goldfield gentlemen made a tour of the camp and counted60 Mobe and frame buildings under course of construction. Does any one doubt the growing propen sities of this great gold camp? Sanders & Inman have contracted to orect an olliee building for the W. S. Williams Co., south of the Goldfield lodging house. The building will be 16 „24~ feet and contain a public office and two private rooms. It will have a rustic front iind a 10x16 covered [torch. i Ore Values Beyond Belief The showing, under development, stnmps the Jumbo mine ns the marvel of the mining world. Were it not daily visited by prominent mining men from every sec tion who see for themselves the size and extent of its fabulously rich ore. one would hesitate to tell anywhere near the full truth. And there are a number of other properties in the Goldfield district which are but little less wonderful than the Jumbo in their showing. On the Vermilyea & Bartlett lease on the Jumbo the extra rich si ike has widened out to 6 iuches and the values are increasing ns depth is gained. Such a state ment sounds preposterous, but it is nevertheless a fact. The writer saw a piece of rock pauned Mouday and three-quarters of it was gold. Mr. Vermilyea has installed a small mill, consisting of a mortar and a large pestle suspended from a spring board, and with this crude appliance turns out 25 pounds of amalgam a day, worth not less than $5,000. The bard rock, 1 foot in width, along the rich streak, goes trom $400 to $500 per ton. The drift from the 50 foot level should get under the rich shoot with another 15 feet of work and if the values hold to even that depth, there is a mint in this lease alone. Mr. Vermilyea. like oihers who are getting big values, has his tent on the ground and stays with his bonanza night and day. The Curtis and Ridge lease, while not having such sensational values, is still a wonderful money maker. It is not yet 50 days since they started and besides erecting a hoist and doing lots of dead work, they have taken out $100,001) worth of shipping ore in that time. The daily production now is about 12 tons of ore going about $1,»00 per ton, and the same amount of $50 to $100 ore which is put on the mill dump. At least three ship ments of the rich stuff will go out from this lease this week. And the smelter returns will tell the tale. The Kernick aud Bowes lease has not extra rich ore in the drifts at present, but from the old shaft 17 sacks of ore were taken Monday night, which are worth SI 000 a sack. A carload was shipped Tuesday The Richard and Cowing lease has opened up a new shoot close to ihe surface and an average assay across . % feet gives values of over $600 per ton. They are still sinking on the main shaft. On the Zinn lease two men are taking out 840) to $500 ore from a drift at the 5" foot level, which is a good increase in the shipping values first found. Twenty feet from Zinn’s shaft a streak of ore was found close to the surface on the same lease and it is stated, but not veri fied. that the values are as good as anywhere on the Jumbo. The St. Ives StriKes It Big. Joe Wilson, of the Joshua Club lease, on Sunday opened up the ledge in a new place. The ledge has been stripped for lb feet in length and an average assay across 1*2 feet gave returns of $6221 to the ton in gold. They are now sacking ore and will soon have a shipment. Geo. McClelland also made two eood strikes this week on his St. Ives lease. At the 50 foot level he had a streak, 1 foot wide, which he thought was mill dirt, but an assay clear across showed that it was worth $636 per ton on the average. On the same ledge he has opened it up in another place aud an average assay across 4 fett returned values of $618 per ton. Mr. McClelland is sacking ore for shipment. Jumbo and Vernal Extension Mining Company. The showing now being made on this company’s vari ous properties is such as to justify the prediction that before the end of many weeks the different leasers will be taking out and shipping ore. Up to the present time sensational values have not been opeued up on any of the company’s claims, but on the Branley & Lytle lease on the south end of Vernal No. 1, in close proximity to the rich strike on Vernal No. 2, a splendid ledge carrying milling values on the surface is being uncovered. The . crosscut being run from the bottom of the Poloverde ■ shaft is now in nearly 18 feet. Each foot driven takes it into a more highly mineralized zone and the contractors predict that the west ledge will soon be encountered. It is also the company's intention to soon begin cross cutting to the east ledge, which nt the surface for more than 6 feet across averaged more thau $8 per ton. A lease on the Gold Wedge, adjoining the Jumbo, has beeu spoken for by a first class mining man for Colorado people who will, in all likelihood, sink a 100-foot shaft to intercept the Jumbo vein which, less than 400 distant, is yielding such phenomenal values. StriKe on Algae Lease No. 4. Wednesday afternoon a body of high grade ore was encountered |in the shaft on this base at a depth of 12 feet. The lease is being operated by Athearn, Dnrgiu. Elkins and Foster. The extent of the ore body is not yet known. The 0. K. Fraction and Red King. A strike, which looks now as if it would take a back seat to but few, was made yesterday on the side lines of the O. K. Fraction aud lied King, by Kunze, Stevens, Auguerebery and Roberts. The ledge, where uncov ered, is 3 to 5 feet wide aud the ore is full of visible gold. Assays have not been made yet, but none are necessary to prove that is very rich. Adams-Goldfield. The whim on the Adams was started Wednesday and yesterday drifts were begun each way on the vein. Sink* iug will also continue. Seven feet of the ore will pay to mill and many specimens contaiu visible gold. Columbia Mountain. President Knox, of the Moutana-Tonopah and associ ates have bought a large block of Columbia Mountain treasury stock and active work on the tunnel will soon begin. * The same geutlemen have also bought large blocks of lied Top and Goldfield-Mohawk, the latter having just been incorporated. Several of the Mon tana-Tonopah people have leases on the Mohawks. The White RocH. In one of the drifts on the White Rock there are l feet of oxidized iron quariz between hard blue walls an 1 it is expected that good values will soon be found. The fine hoist and boiler, good for 1,01)0 feet ordered b\ Manager Oddie, is now on the road and will soon be installed. The January. On Sunday the January lease raised 131 sacks of ore that went $1,02'> per ton. Ten tons daily of shipping ore are now being raised and this will soon be increased. The Combination Mill. Work on the new Combination mill will start the 1st of August. The production and value of the ore in the mine remaius about the same. The Red Top. Capt. Bradley’s lease is looking much better than for some time. He is drifting on vein and the next week or two will see great change for the better. The company workings have plenty of good ore. Combination Fraction. Sanders and Inman are down 14 feet on their lease on Myers «fc Murphy’s Combination Fraction. Panuiugs indicate values up to $200 per ton. Florence Lease No. 3. This lease still looks fine and sinking will commence in a few dayB. There are 60 tons of rich ore awaiting shipment. The Daisy. One of the best posted miners in the district said to day: “You can say the Daisy is looking fine, especially the Gi aham lease.” Short Mining Notes. The Coming Nation company will start work next week on the Curly George Fraction adjoining the St. Ives. Kalpus, Moyle & Co. have received assays as high as $71 in their lease on the Mohawks. The Dunwoody lease on the Lone Star has 10 inches of ore that will go better than $25 per ton. C. A. Baldwin and Frank Gauahl have just secured a sub-lease on the southeast 50 feet of the Zinu lease of the Tutnbo. Mernin and Hazeltiue have sold the Central group on the east slope of Ban ner Mountain to C. E. White, who will incorporate a company. Elliott. Ridge. Curtis, Price and Currie have bought the Graham and Wight lease on the St. Ives and already have opened up good ore in a new place. Skiuner, Adams, Marks and Danielson took a lease this week on the V ernal No. 2 claim and have already opened up a good looking ledge. Col. M. M. Ogden, of Frisco, and A. B. Acorn, of Tonopah, were out Satur day and the Colonel says work will soon begin on the Spokane group, close to Diamondheld. Mike Foran recently sold his interest in the Graham lease on the Daisy No. 2 to a Mr. Crismon. Mr. Foran has gone in on the Welsh and Dingee lease on the Vernal No. 2. Max Yunghaeudel of San Francisco, a gentleman representing considerable German capital, much of which is in vested in mining propositions, was in Goldfield on Monday. He made an ex tensive examination of the miues in this section and was very much elated with i what he observed. He went to Tonopah, where he will remain for a few days, i when he will return to this great gold i camp and endeavor to invest. D. V. Suowglosa accompanied Mr. Huughaeu del and the two were piloted over the district by W. H. Rontledge. ST. FRANCES GOLDFIELD CO. General Carey Becomes a Director of the Above Company. The annual stockholders’ meeting of the St. Frances Goldfield Mining Co. re sulted in Gen. Carey becoming a director. Hon. Joel B. Dow. attorney for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail way was again chosen as president. Two famous lawyers are now on the directory of this corporation. The abstracts of title have been revised by them, and the corporation’s title to the 17 mines, lo cated in the heart of the mineral zone, are pronounced perfect. The August claim adjoining the Combination is being much sought, but Dr. Williams, the manager, refuses to either lease or bond this claim on any terms offered as yet, as the corporation has decided to develop this property on its own account, unless entirely responsible parties secure a lease on the corporation’s terms. James L. Bailer Here. Jim Butler, the father of Tonopsit.was in camp this week. He was accompanied by Messrs. Keith, Higbee, Knox, Dunlap, Badgett and Wingfield. Miners' Cash Grocery. Dishes given away at the Miners’ Cash Store. Buy a dollar can of baking pow der and get a dish free. Sale commences Monday. Western washing machines and daisy wringers. Derby and Jessie Moore’s AA whiskey &1.5U per quart. Stationery, pencils, pens, all sizes and prices. Tablets, inks aud mucilage. Take a look at our Bee Hive depart ment. New Telegraph and Telephone Line. C. H. Elliott, the Tonopah broker, on his recent visit, announced that be and C. W. Kinney, the borax king, would soon put in a new telegraph and tele phone line to connect with the Western Union. The promoters announce that the present rates will be cut in half and that press dispatches will be sent free, as they believe the advertising such dis patches will give to the district will more than repay them in increased business. Dick Is In It. Owing to rapidly increasing business the W. S. Williams Co. has taken Dick Colburn as a partner. Dick, who is now at San Francisco on business for the firm, is one of the best stock brokers in the business, having been one of the organ izerR and directors of the Salt Lake ex change. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC | Notice is hereby given that I have ! bought of A. C. Martin all his mining in | terests iu the Goldfield and Hannapah districts and no other person than myself has authority to dispose of same. (Sigued) A. R. Graham. MINING CLAIMS FOR LEASE AND BOND. 1 The St. Frances Goldfield Mining Co. offers 15 mining 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 i properties to applicants, at the cor I poration's expense. Apply to Dr. Frances K. Williams, General Manager, ! Office adjoining Mallou’s Assay office. FOR FIRE PROTECTION Act Now—Don’t Wait Until a Fire Barns a Lesson In* The soliciting committee to secure funds for fire apparatus are now at work and are discouraged at tbe support they are now receiving. They have called a mass meeting for Monday evening at El liott's hall and unless at that time or be fore they receive more encouragement they will cease their labors which are given for the general good, without hope of personal reward. Their are none of us who would not willingly pay a 10 per cent premium if we could obtain fire insurance. Siuce this cannot be obtained it behooves us to put things in best possible shape to fight fire. Let everybody come to the meet ing Monday evening. Arrivals in Goldfield this Week. E. R. Conger, W. Higbee, C. W. Kin ney, New York; W. R. and J. Williamson. Utica, N. Y.; J. Gay, D. Keith, W. O. Manson, Denver; R. R. Wilson, G. H. Hnrd, J. P. Hay, Thos. Stewart, George Coslett, •!. Fitzmaurice, Reno; Clarence M. Oddie, Clay Peters, W. Chalmers, Alex McCone, Max Yung haendel, J. M. Butler. A. Falberg, J. Findlater, J. Pierce, W. Edwards, H. Ochiltree, San Fraucisco; Dr. Campbell, Dr. F. A. Wheeler, J, S. Pettigrew, Port land; C. J. Hall. Spokane; J. M. Knox, A. Nygard. Los Angeles; j. Dominion, Assistant U. S. Geologist, Washington, D. C.; J. Shirley, Phil Bissonette, Silver Peak; M. Hay, Walla Walla, Wash.; Thos. Cnllyford, Duluth, Minn.; W. Os borne, Omaha; C. F. Maunder, W. J. Sinclair. Chas Blumenthal, Joe Stenscn, Jim Forman, W. H. Lang, J.P. Hen nessy, Geo. Wingfield, Barton Pittman, G. A. Bartlett, S, A. Knapp, A. C. Fisen. •mm Forman, B. J. Reilly, . H. Rout ledge, J. Badgett, 1». P. Dunlap. W. D. Xci.'igau. Tonopah; H. T. Hragdnn and Wif~ .. '' One of the merriest -rowiis tha*. e> -r tripped the tot' Panta- ic m le Tuesday night a jolly one in tibiriey hali, Dia mondfield. Nelson and Lynch furnished music for the following ladies and gen tlemen, who were from Goldfield, Colum bia and Diamondfield; Mesdames Davis, Krise Muller, Lewis, Nelson and llaucia; Missels Whiting, Fitchett, Linton, Marsh, Bancia and Gray; Messrs. Davis, Krise, Miles, Marshall. Blake, Dingee, LSeekley, Sears, Bjoru, Phillips, Welsh, Fortin, Holland, Hall, Coates, Booth. Chapman, Rogers, Miller, Nelson and Glover. John HcKane Injured. John McKane, the well known and popular miniug man, was attacked by a rufiian in Reno last Saturday morning and quite badly injured. McKaue’s as sailaut knocked him down and in falliug his arm went through a glass case. The hand is almost severed and the cords are so badly lacerated that it is possible he may never be able to use it again. It is to be hoped, however, tht^t such will not prove the case. New YorK Broker Convinced. Robert S. Conger, junior member of the New York brokerage firm of Irving K Farrington & Co., was in camp this week, and is now thoroughly convinced that for riches nothing like Goldfield was ever known. For a Sprinkling Cart. W. S. Williams announces that he is willing to pay $20 per month towards keeping Main street sprinkled, if other business men will contribute the balance necessary. Lodging House for Sale Bath in connection. Good location on Main street. Lot 25x1 OU. Enquire at Esmeralda Lodging House. * Hotel Arrivals at Columbia. Merchants’ Hotel—Geo. J. Young, Reno; R. J. Watson, I. N. Hannah, C. J. Blumenthal, T. W. Kendall, W. J. Sinclair, Ed J. Roberts, Geo. Wingfield, Chas. E. Knox, Jas. L. Butler, F. A. Keith, R. P. Dunlap, Geo. F. Badgett, Touopah; W. P. McAuley, Port Arthur; Robert S. Conger, New York City; J. A. Hallo well, Sau Francisco; W. W.Watr terson. Bishop; E. A. Green, Fletcher, Nev.^M. H. Kuuze, Chicago; James A. Donovan, Reno. Late Notes from Columbia. Mrs. J. Casey McDannel, of Columbia, drove to Tonopah yesterday with James L. Butler, She returned today accom panied by her sister, who will visit with her. W. D. O’Brien has surveyed the north addition to Columbia tor John E. Lutz. Lots in this addition are now on sale. The Sunset saloon, in the Ramsey & Glover building, had a very successful opening Wednesday night. Two cases of champagne, as well as other thirst quenchers, were disposed of. The fiuest of job printing at this office.