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TONOPAHEED LETTER DAY
formal Orl"4 ! Kinfi ll Aim imI OHeta. T1i opening of the Ttmvh hu-k r'.tchang n Wednesday rvitiing, liewmtaT 3lt, ih rl let tr nuti k it; lit hiUry ( Tonopah. Tito Iwdld ing ha ln cm W m lower Kat Main Mrwt ( great rot, and I lie Interior of the exchange priwnU mi elegant upjarme. Tim wall are frettooed In beautiful dcmgn ami the pit In aplendldly upjx'in t'tl In hard w(nnI fluUh. It In the ttncitt 'change room on the iiocky mountain plateau and Kiwukt an elegant tribute to the conlidcnce HUktuiiieu in tlm Tonopuh mines. Th ojieulng ceremonies were In formal President 1 1 n ry C. Cutting explained that it was not un occasion for the display of oratory and gave a plain businens talk on the object in the esluniiNiimeni, oi urn swk-k ex change. He Haid that iU firtit pur nose was to be i bureau of informa tion ti v'ie outside world concerning t h( mines of Tonopuh and to be a market plaed for the stocks of the legitimate mining projects here Hitherto there has been no center for business; a man who wanted to buy or sell stock had to depend upon a chance in finding some one to do busi ness with, and stocks were worth just what one could get for them and had no uniform value. The Tonopuh Stock Kxchange will publish weekly quota tions in the San Francisco Bulletin, in the Salt Luke papers and in all the Nevada papers, so that capital wishing to invest in these mines may hatfe the needed information. No wildcat stock will tie platted on the Hoard and any one from the outside wishing information concerning any thing known to be a wild-cat will receive the simple line, '"'We know President Cutting defined a wild cat as a scheme that pretends to have what it has not, and sells so-called treasury stock without putting the iinney into development work. Mr. Cutting called to mind the nemnrable night one year back when H) leasers were straining every erve taking out ore during the last knurs of the leases under Mt. Oddie, hich expired at midnight on the ktday of 1!H(1; then the depressing Miction which followed when the ferce was but fifteen or twenty men ud the town was in a lit of temjMir try blues; then the shadow of sick m and the pall of death that fell upm the camp from the scourge of pneumonia. Now the promise in Tonopuh is that for one of the greatest mining camps In the history of the world and the controllers of the Stock Exchange declare that business in the 'change will be done absolutely on the square, in accordance, with the example set by Jim Hutler with the leasers when W,OOU,000 wus taken out without the scratch of a jx'n und not one instance of dissatisfaction between owner and lessee occurred. At the eonelv.ttfon f President Cutting's remar'- Sain t'J)iir.v4m read his poein, "A Pro moter," written for the occasion. Officers of the Tonopuh Stx k Ex change for the present term are : Henry C. Cutting, president ; T. J. Lynch, first vice-president; Thomas Kendall, Second vice president ; Jos. Josephs, third vice president ; S. D. r'orinun, treasurer; Kenneth Don uellai!, secretary: The roll of membership comprises the following well-known citizens : Clyde Jackson, mining superinten dent ; J. L. Hutler, mine owner ; J. U. Duflield, mining broker ; J. S. (Took, cashier Nye County Hank ; A. H. Harlow, clerk ; Clay Peters, mine owner ; Geo. Money, prominent busi ness man ; II. M. Pearlman, liquor merchant ; J4'. F. Hutler, real estate; V. J. Sinclair, mine owner ; W. J. Harris, cashier State Hank and Trust Co. ; John Salsberry, mine owner ; A. J. Crocker, mining man ; Mike Sheridan, mine superintendent ; Joe Stenson, merchant ; Chas. J. Hlu men Uml, merchant and mine owner ; M. Sullivan, mining man ; J. II. Jen kins, mine broker; Geo. VVingtield, mine owner ; Thomas VVarburton, county recorder ; Emil Marks, mer chant ; H. Kind, capitalist ; Sum mers A McNumara, cattlemen ; J. G. Ford, liveryman ; A. M. Keene. doc tor ; W. C. Watson, civil engineer ; K. P. Vogels, mine owner ; K. L. Johns, lawyer ; V. J. Douglass, mine manager ; L. R. Sunderland, metal lurgist ; Kane A Kroellch Co., bro kers; J. M. Healy, manager Salt Lake company; Arthur F. White, mining operator, Philadelphia; A. A. Hush, mine owner and superinten dent ; Chus. L. Richards, district at torney ; E. G. Dixon, mine owner ; IJri 11. Curtis, mine owner and man ager ; Clyde Heller, president Bel mont and Acenith companies ; R. T. Pierce, superintendent Lundy mines; A. J.Condon, mining broker ; T. L. 1,M'li''' l,,"ll,tt,'r Tonopuh Mining Co.; II. r. Edwards, mine owner; Chas. K. Morris, mining capitalist, Mon tana; Chas. E. Knox, mining presi dent, Philadelphia; Clinton A. Hig-Ih-c, vice president Tonopuh Mining Co.; A. (I. Ciishnian, secretary Mon tana -Touopah ; C. J). Van "Du.er, congressman; P. E. O'Brien, mine ' i ' i . Mcnnessy, mine owner; MH M. MM r.MttlTI TV ll tltvuIati-atWtnvrra. W, II M. r'ad.lf returned from halt l. tM aftrtvin. The Butter n4of1tc lw Uu' inlei inti.mal numi-v order. The ItathUme SiUr will institute llteir temple on the I2lh lnt.1. I . . . i Manager 1. I.. iM.iie ami Mter Mr. F. J. Siebert arc In CarMm. W. A. Nagle, the merchant, ar rived from YeariugUNi lait evening. It. L. Jolnik, the lawyer, has moved his oltlce to room 7 in the Golden lll.sk. J. K. Chamber, the attorney, bus moved into hi new oftlce in the Golden Hlock. J. R. Duflield, the mining broker, has fitted up comfortable quarters in the Golden Hlock. P. M. Howler, Jr., the lawyer, came in from Hawthorne Thursday even ing. He has taken office rooms in the Golden Hlock. H. C. Cutting, president of the Tonopuh Stock Exchange, departs for San Francisco Monday morning to be absent ten days. Key Pitman and wife were pas sengers on this mornings' stage for Carson. Attorney Pitman is one of the counsel for the Salt Lake Mining Company. Miss Evelyn Roach, clerk of the Crystal Water Company, who has been visiting relatives in San Fran cisco for the past three weeks, returned to Tonopuh Monday night. Roth Sodaville stages arrived this evening at 4 o clock. I here wus a hot race from Crow Springs, the mail stage beating the express in ten minutes. H. T. Ciiok, a brother of cashier J. S. Cook of Nye County Hank, arrived from Columbus, Ohio, Thurs day uight. lie will be assistant cashier in the bunk. Wm. Ousley cainn in from Silver Peak this afternoon. He will return accompanied by Mrs. Ousley in a few days. SI e will move her stock of goods to the Peak and ojien a general store. Leslie, the 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Loud McAfee, who was baoly burned Christinas Eve, at Hishop, while acting as Santa Claus, his clothes becoming ignited from tha burning candles on the tree, will recover. The lxy had a narrow escape from death. Geo. I. Reckley, a popular boy of Nevada City, Cal., has purchased the stock and fixtures of the Honanza saloon from Thomas Fleming, and will continue to make the Iionanza a popular place. Only good cheer will be diMpensed. Mr. Reckley says to drop in and take an introduction. Among the new arrivals In Tonopuh since our la, .ioaue is Dr. J. L. Nichol son, r.'mi is staying at the Palace lU,vel. He has recently returned from the Philippine islands, where he was on duty us an army surgeon for nearly three years. He intends to take up his residence in one of the inter-mountain states, on account of the altitude and the dryness of the atmosphere in order to recuperate from the effects of the exhausting service during the epidemic of Asiatic cholera which devastated the Philip, pines during the past year. We hope that Dr. Nicholson, who is a graduate of both Harvard University, Mass. and Tulane University, New Orleans, will decide to remain with us, and test the salubrity of the climate of Tono puh. Liberty. Chas. Maunder and Mr. Phillips are in Sun Francisco on business con nected with the sale of their prop erty, which is one of the most promi nent in Liberty district. Itis stated that Roger Dougherty and Thos. 1 Feniing are about to sell the Flor ence Extension claim, adjoining the Florence group, which is now the property of Cramp Hros. of J'hila delphia. F. M. Kirk, president Ohio-Tonopah, Cleveland ; J. D. Lothrop, merchant; R. R. Davis, merchant ; T. E. Ed wards, merchant ; Cal Drougher, mine owner ; L. O. Ray, manager Ray & O'Hrien Mining Co.; M. J. O'Meara, mine owner, Salt Lake ; Thos. Fleming, mine owner and man ager ; S. P. Santos, merchant ; Joe R. Toplitz, mining broker ; Henry Rainey, mine owner ; Jas. H. For man, mining broker ; R. R. Daytm, mine owner; W. W. Rooth, publisher Tonopah Uonanza ; C. P. Hum phrey, mine owner ; A. J. McCone, mill owner, San Francisco; J. S. Stotler, mining operator ; C. H. El liot t, mine manager; H. Fletcher, mining broker ; Zeb Kendall, mine owner ; Thos. G. Hannerman, mining operator ; Key Pittman, lawyer ; Tlios. Colehan, mine owner and man ager, Gold Mountain. Several leading compunies have listed their stock on 'change within the past t wo days, in addition to ull prior li.st.ings. Daily sessions will be held, with a regular call at 1 p. in. The Honanza will give the Hoard quotations complete, beginning with tne next issue. ITOSOPAH MINING NEWS. frat IMagt mt Wart la Variotta trttMlaS UtrUa. On tli lot Inntant, In fHit4 reiiwnitiraiM-f 4 0 lt um hk h the Tonopah cxnoanr a.umrd cn- plrte Mmtnil of ai) of It great property uon thefirt annivrrary of the day that the Uarr rrlin quUhrd their fortune muling privi lege! the management of the Tono pah company renamed excavation at the bottom of the Sicbrrt shaft, which is the largest ami to be the Itest equipped work on the great led e. Sinking will be continued from the JUKI foot level to the TlMI, when a sta'ion will be cut out und a drift run to the ledge for working puqxMe. As the winzes is sunk from the main lower drift along the ledge the heavy bodies of high grade ore continue intact, indicating that the powerful hoist will have plenty to do when placed in commission. Yester day at the H4d-level on the Valley View, u .Moot ledge of $700 ore well opened to view und is being regu larly exploited. In any other mine, or one of any less note, this fact of itself would be heralded in sensa tional terms. Indlaiia-Toiiopali. This company has just commenced the sinking of a two-compartment shaft upon the Owl ground, one mile east of Gold Hill, and will sink sev eral hundred feet before crosscutting the ledges which pass through this ground. The croppings assay well und the surface ground of the four teen locations owned by the Indiuna Tonopah is covered with quartz and porphyry is found at a depth of ten feet. The ground will prove to be valuable as depth is attained. The company has a large steam hoist in transit, which is capabie of sinking 1,000 feet. The officers are : Pres ident, A. L. Huclens ; Vice Presi dent. J. L. Hutler ; General Mana ger, C. H. Elliott ; Secretary and Ireasurer, K. S. Culverwell, Super indent, Frank Dunn all of Tonopah Directors: W. N. and M. F.Man- son of Crawfordsville, Ind. ; W. H. Hannon, Sausalito, Cal.; H. C. Cut ting, Frank Dunn. The ground owned by the Indiana-Tonopah is in the right mineral country. Paymaster. The organization of the Paymaster Mining Compahy of Nevada was per fected January 2, 1103, by t ie elec tion of director and officers as fol lows : A. G. Cushman, president; C. H. Elliott, vice president ; R. S. Culverwell. secretary and treasurer; John Zweifel, Kichard Joyce. Super intendent, John Zweifel. The company's property, from which very favorable reports have been received, is situated near Lone Mountain. It was decided to con tinue sinking the present shaft along the foot wail of the ledge to a depth of at least 100 feet before crosscut ting. A conservative estimate of shipping ore in sight down to the bottom or the shaft is t ;i0,000. Fraction. Operations on the Tonopah Frac tiou are being carried on with a comprehensive regard for future advantages. The hoisting plant of shaft No. 1 has been removed to shaft No. 5 und the work of sinking the latter to u total depth of 550 feet pushed as rapidly as good miners can do it. From here connection will be made with the 4-'8 (called 400) level of the three-compartment io. 2 shaft. Late developments on either side of the Fraction ground now fully warrants every effort to explore the ledge formation at much greater depths. IsoHtoii-Tonopati, Appearances at the new Boston Tonopah shaft evince the thorough work of a competent management. The shaft, now 70 feet in depth, is solidly timbered in a mining-like man ner, everything being got in readiness for the installation of the powerful steam hoist with which it is to be equipped, and which is en route. In a previous article the Honanza clearly cited the facts upon which is based the opinion that the deep exploration to be made at this im portant point are certain to show up great bodies of the richest ore to be found in this district. Moutaiiu-Tonopah. Sinking is being vigorously prose cuted on the Montana Tonopah shaft which is 47a feet deep. During the past week, in the course of sinking, considerable high grade ore has been encountered and extracted. There is much interest manifest in the actual developments of the ore body as each shaft completes its work, and an active demand for the stock. We look for very steady and rising quotations of the Montana Tonopah. Tonopah City. Foundation work for the new 8 team hoisting plant has been completed and the gallows frame is in course of erection. The shaft will be lowered from the 500-foot level hereafter with the important aid of a steam hoist of ample power. It is said thnt Golden's Diamond Palace disposed of over $12,000 worth of jewelry during the holidays. iJlX'AI. I.MHX. Maar r 4wt-l'.Wp art Mhf U l la Ti"h YA Mr rWlm (a tmprmfag 1'jr and wi'.i J t atut. Cm HrwugHer la rvfitrrv! at tW Grind Hotel, San Franciwo. Mr. I.. I.. Riutnetitlial Ita pur cIiumhI the reidenc i4 Frel Mam. Krtnl Mtum ami wife iit i joying the aulubrknm climate of Poinona, Cal. George Cole and Alex. Elliott of the Hutler, have Ucn oa the sick Hal this week. A. H. Franklin and Mr. E rick son. weii-knowii i-'it'iM-iin uf Elko are late arrivals in Tonopah. Superintendent F. J. Slebert has gme to Hishop to inspect a water power at the falls. The Crystal Water Company have In the past ten days experienced their nrst trouble with frozen water pipes. The 5th will be pay day of the Tonopah Mining Company. About f'il,MH) will be dispersed among our citizens. Those indebted to the Honanza for subscription will please settle. All subscriptions must be paid for in advance. The money transactions of the Rutler (or to be Tonopah) postoftice for the last month of 1!W2 aggregated over $11,000. The Coeur d'Alene cafe, under the capable management of Miss Myrtle McGee, is now open day and night, providing the best of everything at all hours. Mrs. C. H. Elliott and little daughter, Inez, arrived from San Francisco last week, to reside here. Mr. Elliott is the manager of Indi-aha-Tonopah. Superintendent Healy of the Salt Lake Mining Company, left for Car son this morning as a witness in the mining litigation between his com pany and the Tonopah Company. The firm of Knapp & Luke have just completed remodeling and refit ting their assay office, and with the introduction of new appliance will soon have an office second to none in the State. Their office was opened nearly two years ago when the town was in its infancy, and the boys cer tainly deserve credit for the way they have kept abreast of the rapid progress of the camp. Their work t -...i- i.t- 1 .; i!. a: is I euaoie unu gives sausiucuon. The KIks. At the Stock Exchange, on Thurs day evening last, there was held a metting composed of twenty-one members of the Order of Elks, rep resenting lodges in all parts of the United States. An Elk Club was organized by the election of Chas Cole president. Geo. F. Dlakeslee secretary and Jos. V. Stenson treas urer. Sam'l Forman was made chair man of the committee on sick. The brotherhood is a most influential fra ternal organization, and shorjlv, when Tonopah shall have attained a population of 5000, a regular lodge of Elks will be instituted. The ob ject of the clnb is to carry out the ritual and motto of Elkdom as far down as possible for the present. The next meeting will be held at the Exchange at 8 o'clock on Sunday evening, the 4th, at which all mem bers are earnestly requested to be present. New Year Kve Hall. Tonopah Labor Union No. 224 can well be proud of its ball given at Miners Union Hall on New Years Eve. The hall was tastefully decorat ed with the national colors and ever greens, the music was excellent and the costumes of the ladies were ele gant and would have done honor to any city ball. There was a large crowd of dancers and spectators and the scene was brilliantly illuminated by the new arc lights in the hall. The grand march was led by the presi dent of the union, Claude Inman, and wife. After the supper hour and the advent of the new year, the merry makers returned to the ball-room and dancing was continued until the first dawn of 1903. Party at the Mill. New Year day was the occasion of a little party given by Mr. and Mrs. Osborn at the sampling mill being built at Butler well. Those present were Mrs. J. L. Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Bissell, J. Loughran and E. C. Dart. A happy New Year day was spent by those present. Mr. Osborn reports rapid progress at the mill and expects to be crush ing ore by Monday. The engine and compressor are in place und will soon be covered in. Two loads of ore are hauled to the mill daily, and this amount will be increased as soon as operations are commenced. Dancing School. Prof. M. J. Howard will open his dancing academy at Miners' Ex change Hall on next Wednesday evening. The hall has been engaged two evenings each week, W'ednesduy and Saturday, and on those nights the Pro.essor will instruct an who desire to be taught the art. Lessons $1 each. THE TONOPAH GOLD BELT. n4athqt Plaal foe K TiP l'lcMtw WorltnA fthatt. With th Iwgwning of VMft U Colehan f 4iipany tar tl work oa a iiMrtl ownpartRHtil khafl on the E'ita JaiM, one nf Ih centrally (wal ed claim of the Glchar Mining Com pany group at Gold, Mountain, it t to lw timbered In the mol u ktantlul manner and sunk 21 feet, at which level enwwuta aill tm run north and south to tha two ledge, the shaft being aituatcd between them. Drifting along the linlges will then be extended Indefinitely. On the Tonopah Union mine, com plete hoisting machinery is now being placed on the main 100-foot shaft. Every d.iy's developments at the bottom of this working adds the most convincing evidence in supj)ort of the fact that Gold Mountain groups are great mines. The ledge disclosed is eight feet wide, carrying values from $40 to $240 gold per ton. With enormous quantities of ore exposed on the outcrop, with slight obscura tions, for a distance of 9,000 feet along the Colehan lode, gold ore of only one-balf the lowest average say $20 per ton will yield dividends for years from the day that proper re duction works are provided. Hut the showing of an 8-foot ledge at 100 feet in depth, with the values stated, in the Tonopah Union, at once estab lishes the enormous wealth of the ledge carried by the line of claims which will in lime make Gold Moun tain famous as a producer. All the claims are held by local owners, who are by no means anxious to let go. The Tonopah Union is a particu larly close corporation, but the sur face showing of its section of the ledge presents no better appearance than do the others. Secure in their holdings, the companies leave every thing wide open to inspection, and whoever may desire to gratify curiosity in the matter are at liberty to take samples and make assays to their hearts' content. Public Installation Postponed. The public installation of officers of Mizpah Lodge No. 25, K. of P. has been postponed from Monday evening, January 12th to the 19th inst. The reason for changing the date of installation is that Grand Past Chanceller J. R. Duflield is required to be in Belmont on Monday next, the regular meeting night of the lodge, to take the oath of office of Public Administrator to which he was elected. All members and visiting brothers are invited to be in attend ance at the installation and banquet on the PJth inst. Operation Performed. Grifith Williams, who was blasted some time ago in the 'Mizpah exten sion shaft, and who was taken to San Francisco a couple of weeks ago for medical attendance, was operated upon last Monday at the California General Hospital by Drs. Howard and Mills and a piece of loose bone removed which was resting upon the, brain. The patient is doing well and the physicians believe the unfortunate man will recover. IOVf 11. Everybody will read the new "ad" this week of R. T. Zaspel und make a note on't. At his store on Mine avenue will be found staple goods oi all sorts, at bed-rock prices. New Diilldlug. Charles Blumenthal is having erected a building 20x36 on his lot on Main street. The stock of goods in his present quarters will be moved into the new building when completed. Iteady for Business. The Nye County Bank will open its doors to the public Monday morn ing at 9 o'clock. A general banking business will be done. NEW TO-DAY. R.T. ZASPEL KeepoonitntlT on hand line line at QROCBRIB8 Vegetable, Rolled Brley and Wheat. Best of Furniture, Bedding, Hardware, Liquor, Cigars, Tobaccos Celts' Famishing foods Suit Sold at San Fanelsoo and Chicago prloe. Everything DOWN ti Bedrock Store bet. Main street nd Tonopah mine. Dancing School Kery Wednmdajr and Saturday Kveuhif i i At Miners' Exchange Hall PROFESSOR M. 1. HOWARD Will give olax lemon on the even intra above DHintcl. All the latmit danee taught. Letwonn, tl each.