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The Goldfield News
“All that’s New and True of the Greatest Gold Camp Ever Known” VOL. I. No. 13. Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, Friday, July 22,1904. Price 10 Cents. LATE LOCAL NEWS. Dick Colburn is back from Frisco. H. C. Marcus is in camp this week. John Wheeler was out from Tonopah Sunday. T. E. Edwards was out from Tonopah yesterday. Frank Burke, of Cripple Creek was an arrival Wednesday. County Commissioner McNitt was in Goldfield the first of the week. The gun club expects to have a shoot tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock. T. D. Vandevort, the newspaperman of Tonopah. was in camp last week. .T. M. Sutcliffe and John Beckman were out from Tonopah on Sunday. Capt. Haslem. a prominent mining ex pert of New York is in camp this week. Henry Elms, of the Lucky Boy, is at Tonopah on a supply purchasing mission. Dr. T. A. Turner, a new arrival from Pioche, expects to locate and practice his profession. M. J. Sullivan, representing a hard ware house of San Francisco, was in town today. Geo. S. Briggs, the painter, has gone to Tonopah to work ou the Boats for Railroad Day. W. J. Stoueham, the mining engineer, at present on the Bonanza, was out from Tonopah Sunday. H. B. Lind, the attorney and broker, haf beed in Tonopah all week on im portant business. J. C. Boyd, formerly in charge of the Guston mine at Red Mountain, Colorado, came in 1 uesday. W. J. Monroe, connected with the bus iness office of the San Francisco Exami ner spent a couple of days this week in Goldfield. A large and commodious glass case, to be used for the display of choice speci mens of ore found in this section, has been placed iii the Palace. Messrs. Curtis & Ridge have returned from Reno with big fat. smiles ou their faces as a result of tile valuation put upon their ore by the sampler. Editor Branson, of the lonopah nun. hs^l the misfortune to lose liis mother by death last Saturday. Mrs. Branson was 71 tears of age and died in Seattle. The Goldfield baseball learn is practic ing very faithfully and confidently ex pects lo beat both Touopah and Keno for the state championship on Uailroad Day. Geo. Badgett, of the Montana-Tono pah company, was in towii\this week in specting the Portland and Bull Con groups, m which his company is inter ested. Marshall D. Draper, of Denver, Colo., mining engineer re. resenti/ig the Ameri can Exploitation Co., was among the ar rivals Sunday and is investigating the camp. A dog which is owned in the south part of town bit the young sou of M. L. Holt at noon today. If the cur is living tonight ii will be because of poor marks manship. Frank Grahlman and family are new arrivals from Loomis, Wash. The gen tleman is a partner in the new soda water factory, which is to begin operations iu a few days. S. D. Brastow, superintendent, D. J. Farrell, route agent, and Henry Cut ting. Goldfield and Touopah agent of the YVells-Fargo Express company, were in camp last Sunday. \ \V. S. Williams entertained the follow ing gentlemen at the Peerless last nidht with a chicken dinner and “ektra dry” trimmings: C. H. Elliott, O O. Kincaid, li. L. Colburn and A. E. Barnes. A fairly good crowd attended the Cath olic church benefit ball in Elliott’s hall last Friday evening. What was lacking numerically was made up iu jollity, and a most enjoyable evening was spent. i Slightly disfigured, *‘01e” Ellio t, vic tim of a receut acetyleue gas explosion appeared on the streets last Saturday, and lias since been attending to business. The same can be said of G. A. Harder. A Goldfield business man, who is iu a position to know, says that last Thurs day upwards of SlUO.tklO worth of busi ness in mining and real estate circles was transacted. All of which is going some. Goldfield is the town in which to buy real estate, and the best place for a resi dence is in the East Addition, A good view of all the mines and surrounding country. W. I. Booth, agent, at Photo Gallery. * Wiseman & Haggerty, who have se cured a lease ou the lot between the Na tional and Grand cafes, have begun the manufacture of sun dried bricks, to be used in the construction of their new building. W. F. Lynch, of lieno, is visiting his father, W. J. Lynch, in this city. Ti:e young mau is to remain in Goldfield un til August 1st. when he returns to lus home and enters the State University as r^tudent. Mining News of the Week The Jumbo is to the front again this week with two new strikes of rich ore, the first being in the lease of McDonald and Fuller, between the Curtis and Itidge and Kernick and Bowes. Surface trenching on this lease disclosed no pay values but a shaft was sunk and in a crosscut from the 50-foot point three feet of ore was struck which averages $400 per ton. The lessees are now sacking ore and will soon ship. * Another strike was made on the Curtis and Ridge lease in a new shaft which is being sunk to connect with the Harvey shaft, and which is 125 feet to the north. Two feet of ore was encountered here which will go $416 to the ton. The first shaft which Curtis and Ridge started is now down 150 feet ami has passed through the ledge which at this point contained only good milling values. Smelter returns have been re ceived on the first two carloads sent out, and returns from the third will come tomorrow. While exact fig ures are not given out as yet, it can be definitely stated that the first carload is the richest ever shipped from Goldfield, and the first two carloads are the richest two ever handled by the Reno Sampling Works. In the little more than 50 days since Curtis and Ridge started work they have produced about 150 tons of this high grade ore, most of which is at or on the road to the smelters. The Kcrnick an<l Bowes lease is producing six tons daily from a drift at the 50-foot level, averaging $250 per ton. The shaft is down 150 feet and crosscutting started from this point, as well as drifting both ways at the 100-foot level. , The rich streak on the \ ermilyea & Bartlett lease still maintains the average width of six inches and the values continue phenomenal. The streak is now oiiened up to a depth of 10 feet and 15 feet in length. Owing to its extreme richness, the work of opening it up is necessarily slow. On the lease of George \Y . Richard and C. 11. hlliott the showing continues good and there are 170 sacks of ore now ready for shipment. The Zinn lease will soon be in shape for greater pro duction. The gasoline hoist is being erected under the direction of Homer La Lime. The surface strike re ported last week is not as rich as thought, but 8 inches will go better than $200 per ton. Two feet at the 50-foot level is now running $250 to £100 per ton. Columbia Mountain Co. Four men are at work on the Columbia Mountain Company’s property and have framed up the entrance for the tunnel. Hilly Sinclair says some of the assays already received are very interesting. The St. Ives. The leases of Geo. McClelland and the Joshua Club on the St. Ives are maintaining a good showing. Mr. McClelland picked several sacks of ore from the waste dump of his lease during the week which goes $227 to the ton. The January. In the 85-foot level of the January the lessees have run into a white speckled quartz which Tom Heslip says contains crystallized tellurium and which goes from 50 to 100 ounces in gold. In the 112-foot level they have encountered an 18-inch streak which aver ages $215 to $240 per ton. StriKe On The Lone Star. The Dunwoody lease on the Lone Star has a streak of ore two feet wide that pans from $100 to $200 per ton. The pavstrcak is widening as depth is gained. Florence Lease No. 3. At a depth of 120 feet this lease is in better ore than ever and it is believed an entirely new ledge has been encountered. Eighty tons of rich ore went out this week and W. W. Elkins, one of the lessees, has gone to Salt Lake to look after the shipment when it arrives. T. A. Robinson has bean in Gold field for a few days considering the advisa bilitv of opening a genera merchandise store. He is from Bangor, Ore., and says this is the greatest gold camp he was ever in. Several papers have stated that the Nve aud Ormsby County batik was to stait a branch in Goldfield at once, but the officials do not verify the statement, though it is probable they will do so iu the near future. Charles Garrett, A1 Harwood aud the Sparks Bros., recently secured a b ase on the Jumbo and Vernal Extension ground. They began work on the property Tues day and say that they will prosecute the work vigorously. Charles Kind, of E. Marks’ store, is to go to Tonopah on Sunday to take m the great celebration and will remain during the week. During his absence J. F. Sul livan, of Tonopah, will have charge of the Goldfield store. Arthur Kunze, a brother of Max Kunze, of Goldfield, was iu town last Saturday. The gentleman is manager of the Ray Consolidated Mining company, at Ray,’and says that Ins place looks like 8"cents beside of Goldfield. The banner carried by the childreu on the Fourth of July and the small st ream ers with the names of the states have not been returned as yet. The ladies request that whoever has them will leave them at this office or with Airs. Moore. Tonopah’s Eagle aerie is figuring on a swell time next Sunday night. About 85 uufeathered birds are to he endowed with the plumage of the order, attended with the usual fly time. Then the next day all will join the procession iu honor of the railroad reaching Tonopah. When six miles out of Tonopah, on Monday, the wagon containing the 6,1-00 pound safe of the State Bank, and -trust company, destined for Goldfield, upset, | which caused much trouble aud delayed its arrival in this city until late Wednes day night. Clarence Sliaron, of Virginia City, was a visitor in Coldfield last Saturday lbe gentleman was very enthusiastic over the possibilities of this wonderful camp and expiessed luniself to the effect that he might soon erect a brewery and ice plant, to be operated conjointly. Jas. A. Donovan and associates, leas ing on Combination No. 3, uncovered a 4-foot ledge yesterday, the quartz clear across being plentifully sprinkled with free gold. No assays have been secured as yet. but the amount of visible gold proves that it is very rich. On Tuesday Capt. J. H. Bradley and Isaac McKay' purchased from Elmer J. Chute the northeast corner lot on Main and Ramsey streets. While the new owners have not determined positively what they will do with the property, it is probable that they will erect a two-story building 25x60 feet, the first tloor to be let as a storeroom and the second to be used as a fraternity hall. The new own ers have not decided when they will be gin the work of construction. Wm. Bell, employed on the Curtis & Ridge lease, is an applicant for the posi 1 tiou of justice of the peace of Goldfield, ' to succeed Judge Collins, whose resigua tion is iu the hands of the county com missioners. His petition has received a large number of signatures. Mr. Bell was the city marshal of Victor. Colo., in 1895, and his friends claim that he is conversant with the law sufficiently to administer justice, and enjoys the repu tation among his fellowmen as being an honest and honorable gentleman. M. C. Scully returned Sunday from San Francisco, where he had been for a month with his family, ai d at the same time attending to business. He succeeded in interesting such capitalists as Lewis Glass, of the San Francisco Telephone company; 11. W. Payne, head of the Southern Pacific hospital; V. T. McGil Jicuddy, ex-president of the school of miues of South Dakota, and others in the formation of the Goldfield Bulls and Hears Mining company. The capital stock was placed at $jl,U0.i,U()0. The company will at once place machinery on the ground and soon begin actual opera tions on their 11 claims, which lie close to the Bed Top and St. Ives. H. J. Wat son has been selected as superintendent of the company’s properties. Short Mining Notes. The Hazel Kirk-Goldfield Miuing com pany has been getting some fair pannings trom the Union Jack claim. C. W. Kinney, of Sacramento, has purchased the Gray Eagle group of 8 claims, adjoining the Montezuma. At a depth of 8 feet M. C. Scully is getting good pannings on one of the claims of the bulls and Bears groups. The winze on the Cook Bros, and Stim rnt-1 lease on the Florence has now at tained a total depth of 190 feet and a cross ledge with small values has been encountered. F. C. Carlson, of San Francisco, has bonded a group of claims at Kane springs and another group at McLaugh hu’s wells. It is the gentleman’s iuten tiou to work the properties exteus.vely. The Goldfield-Silver Pick Miuing com pany has been incorporated by A. D. Myers, T. D Murphy and Milton Detcb. i he compauy owns four valuable claims lying between the Combination and Co lumbia mountain. Ou the Common wealth a crosscut tun-1 nel is being run to the ledge which is now j in 85 feet and good pannings are being j secured from the porphyry. J. Dalrymple . has taken a lease on the Holdup claim of. the Commonwealth group, Ou the Quartzite Fraction “Diamond field Jack” Davis has 3 feet of ore, at a depth of 8 feet, which averages $JHi to the ton. He has also opened up auother ledge ou the Daisy Fraction which as says as high as $100 and averages $30 across 3 feet. Ou Wednesday Messrs. Triplett, Day and Bruce, who have a lease on the Com bination Fraction, encountered blue por- ( phyry at 50 feet, which ruus about $12. j They expect to strike sulphides within the next 15 feet. The property is owned by Myers & Murphy. C. B. Higginson sold a large block of his Jumbo uud Vernal Extension stock this week, receiving therefor a tidy sum. C. H. Elliott and Lind & Collius took the most of it. There 1ms been a large demand for this stock during the week and it is believed to be one of the best buys on the market. Messrs. Myers, Murphy, Winkler, Chute and Elliott on Thursday incorpo rated the Goldfield-Commonwealth lin ing and Milling company, to operate the Commonwealth group,adjoining the Blue Bull. There is a fine showing on this property and it will make one of the strongest companies in the district. The company is capitalized for l.OtVU'OO shares of the par value of SI each and 4U),GOO have been placed in the treasury. Portland and Bull Con. Louis Finnegan and J. F. Mitchell have associated with them J. P. Hen nei-sey. Geo. Wingfield. Frank Horton, C. E. Knox. Geo. Badgett. li. P. Dunlap and Malcolm Macdonald in the forma tion of a company on the Portland group and the Bull Con claim. The latter four gentlemen are officials of the Vontnna Toiiopah company and such a strong di rectorate, backed by valuable claims, is bound to prove a winner. The owners believe they have located on their prop erty one of the bonanza ledges of the camp. KeraicK Sells Jumbo. George A. Kernick has sold nearly all his interest in the Jumbo, receiving therefor the sum of $137,500. With the present showing of the Jumbo that seems a paltry sum for his interest, but it is a tidy sum to receive from an in vestment of $100, and Mr. Kernick is “willing to let the other fellow make some money.” He still holds valuable inteiests in the camp. The Midway. C. II. Elliot, the broker, has purchased the Midway claim, located one and one half miles this sitle of Diamomlfield from Graham Bros., and will probably incorporate a company to operate the same. The Midway has a fine looking ledge 8 feet wide, and assays from portions of the same have run as high as $1120 per ton. Copper Property Bonded. L. L Patrick and W. F. Patrick have taken a working bond for one year on the copper property owned by Frank Everett. J. It. Duffield and associates and which is situated about 10 miles south west of Stonewall mountain. The price is $3110,000. Under the agreement the minimum number of men to be worked during the year is six. A $40,000 Sale. I)r. White Wolf, Diamondfield Jack Davis, Van Spaulding and B. J. Riley on Friday sold the Red Butte No. 2 group of claims near Diamondfield the consideration being $40,000. The pur chasers are California people. Goldfield Blue Bell M. Co. Jack Mernin, Benny Haseltine and Lou Finnegan have incorporated the Goldfield Biue Bell Mining Company to operate the Blue Bell group, which joins the Algae on the north. There is a fine showing, but the location alone makes the claims very valuable. The fiuest of job priutiug at this office. MINING MAN IS AMAZED , Was Prepared to Discount the Press Reports From Goldfield. T. R. Woodbridge, representing Tay lor & Brunton, who have large sampling works in Colorado, Utah and Montana, was here last week and as a result of his visit it is almost certain that his firm will have a sampling works in Goldfield in the near future. The gen tleman who introduced Mr. Woodbridge to the reporter said: “I have taken this gentleman over the mines this morning and he is amazed at the show ing.” “ ‘Amazed’ doesn’t express it,” said Mr. Woodbridge. “It is simply 1** yond the bounds of credulity until one sees these things for himself. I had read your paper and made the usual al lowance for exaggeration, but I find you haven’t put it as big as it is by any means.” Arrivals in Goldfield This Week. The Goldfield—Robert Marr, Oregon: F Carlson, J. E. Lutz, J. Snowgoose, H. 8. Swenson, San Francisco; W. H. Rout ledge, Lone Mountain; C. .1. Sharon. Virginia City; — Parsons, Reno; J. and H. Cook, Tonopah: M D. Draper. Den ver: S. J. Baldwin. Salt Lak<u O. F. Riebel. Atlanta. Cassia’s—John O'Keefe, Sodaville; A. Bestaudig. C. Judway, J. Elkus. San Francisco; Geo. Jefferies, A. Nixon,Reno; L. Boyd, Cripple Creek; W. Coburn, J. C. McKeuzio, L. Karnes, Tonopah. Other arrivals—G. W. Richard, Judge Ray, E. J. Lange. Dr. Garner, Harry Lefkovits. T. E. Edwards, J. M. Sutliffe, John Beckman, T. D. Vandevort, \V. •>. Stonehfiin. Tonopah: Captain Cox, W. F. Lynch. A. Greenlaw. Reno, T. A. Robin son. Bangor, Ore.; Dr. Wheeler,Chicago; James v aher, Sumpter, Ore : Geo. Wen wood. M. Tenker Tuolumne, Calif.; F. J. Lothrop. Salt Lake; F. W. McLean, II. D Allert, Langdon. N. D.; Dr. 15. E. Burger. San Jose; G. L. Brown. Oak land; H. C. Parrett, Boston; Frank Grahlmun and family, Loomis. Wash.; Arthur Kunze, Ray, Nev.; W. W. Mu lock, Sodaville: Elihn Palmer, Denver; W. D. Lockwood, W. O’Neil, W. J. Lan gevin, Sacramento; J. B. Treadwell, M. J. Sullivan, W. E. Devan, W. J. Mnuro, San Francisco; Dr. T. A. Turner, Pioche. -■ Notes From Columbia. J. P. Brissel, formerly townsite agent at Columbia and who resigned that po sition to make room for popular Will Marsh, lias now resigned as agent for •lim Butler. Kenneth Donellan is said to be slated for the position and “Don"’ is all right. An eight-horse team arrived Wednes day loaded with lumber for new build ings. The building of George Wingfield and Tom Aubrey is nearly completed. Jerry Ahern, of Toliopah, will put in a branch store at Columbia, which will be in charge of Mtssrs. Jarvis and Co burn. Ed. Wheece was out during the week and contemplates putting in a lumber yard and hardware store. A number of dinner parties were taken care of by Casey of the Merchants’ dur ing the week in his usual satisfactory style. * Mineral Exhibit Railroad Day. N. M. Simons was out from Tonopah today collecting specimens and sacks of ore from Goldfield mineB to be exhibited during the celebration of Railroad Day. A sack of ore from the Keruick and Bowes lease, worth §.1000 will be among the exhibits, as well as a bar of gold worth §12,500 produced from the rich streak in the Vermilyea & Bartlett lease. In addition rich ore will be sent in which will be panned in the presence of the visitors, giving them ocular demonstra tion of the value. Knights of Pythias. All Knights of Pythias resident in Goldfield are cordially invited to meet Saturday evening, duly 30lh, at J. R. Dufiield’s office, for the purpose of form ing a club. J. R. Duffield, L. O. Ray. Is There Mach Building? Two yards in Goldfield received 152. 000 feet of lumber during the week. This was for building purposes alone, and does not include mining timbers, etc. Death Of Adolph Kornblah. Adolph Kornbluli, who has had a laun dry in Goldfield for several months, died this morning at 10:30 after an illness of but two days. MINING CLAIMS FOR LEASE AND BOND. The St. Frances Goldfield Miuing Co. offers 15 mining claims, throughout the central part ot 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 corpora tion’s expense. Apply to Dk. Fkances E. Williams, General Manager, Office adjoining Mallon’s Assay oflice.