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' STRONG A1BA0RIAL ADOPTED nf Nw COtllltV Ih' removed fcni the totttl f IScllllOIlt til llll' b'WII TMtiialt iii mill county of Xvi', state , of Nevada, i TUB REVIVAL OP OLD CAMp$ Energetic Action Token Towards Moving the .T1 r; llrZuJ110 I)e,m,ons nt s,,vep lcok and RCfj County Seat of Nye to Tonopah. The call for a meeting en masse o.' : at tlx- county seat comes directly the cilizens of Tonopah to consider ; from Tonopah ami tin' immediate the question of removing tin' county ! vicinity anil all of the witnesses in seat from Hclmont, to this city re- such litigation necessarily reside in sulteii in an overflowing meeting? at 'the vicinity of Toiiopali. the Stuck Kxchangu on Wednesday evening last. Upon reading the published call, the meeting was organized for the t ransact ion of business by the elec tion of V. W. Booth to the chair and T. E. Edwards to the secretary's desk. After a few remarks by the chair man, the gathering of citizens was addressed by Geo. Cole, who was fol lowed by Key Pittman in an address replete with the most convincing facts and figures in support of the movement and pending acti m. There was no voice of dissent, all and every one present, including citizens repre senting every class of property and business interests, evincing the most enthusiastic support. A committee .011 resolutions con sisting of T. J). Van Devort, J. P. Mrissell, Zeb Kendall. L. O. Ray and Key Pittman was named and author izod to prepare and submit resolu tions expressing the sense of the meeting. These were made in the form of a memorial to be submitted to the state legislature, Messrs. Pitt man and Cole being disignated and authorized to carry them to Carson and present the same to the proper officers of the senate and assembly. The memorial submitted and en thusiastically adopted is as follows: We, the .electors, tax-payers and residents of Nye county, state of Ne vada, in public mass meeting assem bled on this 4th day of February 1903, in the town of Tonopah, in said coun ty and state, in pursuance of a notice of the holding of said meeting duly published in the Tonopah Bonanza, a newspaper of general circulation in said county, on the 31st day of Jan uary, JitdiJ, do hereby declare and show r First That the county seat of said Nye county is now situated at Bel mont, in the county of Nye. Second That said situation and location of said county seat is expen sive, inconvenient and unsatisfactory to the residents, electors and tax payers of said Nye county for the fol lowing reasons, to-wit: Sail town of Belmont is situated about 411 miles north east or Tonopah, about 100 miles south of Austin and about 8.") miles from Sodavilie, in the county of Esmeralda. That Belmont has neither telegraphic or telephone communications with any other point. That the only "'means of communica tion with said Belmont is by stage. That it requires two days for the mail to reach Belmont from the town of Austin, three days from the town of Tonopah and four days from the station of Sodavilie on the Carson and Colorado railroad. That the population of Belmont is not to exceed 100 persons, and there are not adequate accommodations there for the maintenance and com fort of jurors, witnesses and litigants : during the terms of court held at the county seat. That the only means by which ju rors, witnesses and those having bus iness at the county seat may reach there is by private conveyance, which entails an enormous expense and the cause of great delay and loss of valuable time. mat nearly tne whole business of the recorder's office, is caused by and derived from the recordation of con veyances of mining claims a ,d real property at Tonopah, in said county, and in the immediate vicinity thereof. That by reason of the numerous con veyances consummated at, Tonopah and vicinity, abstracts of title are constantly required. That in such cases these abstracts must be ob tained without delay, and the only manner in which they can be so ob tained is by private messenger at an expense of from $!!0 to $.")( on each of such occasions. Nineteen-twentieth's of the litigation before the court held That of the last jurors empaneled for said countv, 100 names were selected from the residents of the town of Tonopah. That the assessment roll of the taxable property for the year lllOli, in said Nve county, shows as follows: The town of Tonopah l!t.",754, the Bonanza ortici senate and assembly of the state of Nevada, and our senator and assem blyman introduce and pass a bill pro viding for such removal. And further be it resolved that this resolution be signed by the chairman and secretary of this meeting, and immediately convey to our senator and assemblyman in the legislature of the state of Nevada for the pur pose ami to lie presented to anil tiled in the records of said legislature. W. W. Booth, Chairman. T. E. Edward, Secretary. Certificates of location on sale at Mountain Districts In fismeralda. When Chas. 1). Lane, one of the Itest known mining men on the Pacific Coast, said the Drink water mine would supply ore enough to keep a two-hundred stamp mill running con tinucrtisly for twenty years, he ex pressed the same opinion. P. II. Henry, of Spokane, uttered a few weeks previously. Since those opin ions were given out, the owners, ''Messrs. Blair, of New Jersey," on the advice of John Hayes Hammond, have put R. M. Geppert in full ... - - . - .-,: v It- v v .'.? - , P$ "ft, t.W r Jf:fej!fe FIRST CONSTRUCTIVE WORK IN TONCPAH, APRIL 10, 190J. rest of Nye county, which includes a IW Company. charge of the development work of large portion of the country south of j "I have been everywhere," said their numerous claims. It may be Tonopah, $350,(MM The bullion tax i Diogenes, as. ike wearily sat his lan- safely slated that Mr.' Geppert is the on the ores produced at Tonopah was tern down, "and I haven't been able first emnneer who lias attemoted the seventeen thousand seven hundred , to find an honest man. What do you mining of ore at Silver Peak in a and thirty dollars for the past three j think of that?'1 "It merely indi- practical manner. Under his man quarters. cates," answered the plain, every- agement winzes have been sunk, lev The official returns for Nye county, ; day citizen, "that you have an unde- els run and the big ledges cross-cut, Nevada, for the last general election j sirable circle of acquaintances." j and large bodies of ore exposed to showing the following vote based on : , the sampler and tape. Drtflin.r the vote for governor-Tonopah 6U5 j A New JOditor. ! foot and hanging walls, with cross- votes, Belmont 36, the rest of the; H. W. Wood has retired from the cutting fifty to seventy feet shows county 159 votes. 'management of the Bodie Miner- the size of the ledges. Assay values I :.... 4 . - ' .'-.. . ' " : :f." .:: - j ' '( ." '' . -j I , : ' "V ' v.- " - - ,ffr, ' . - v 1 - . ; - Vi - ' ffr'- - At " fe V -Or,-'-...-'vk-.;-.J;.'v- ''w- V "v - - .--- . - --'rj" .--f v5"-'" ; - IT 4 ,- FIRST GENERAL VIEW OF TONOPAH, APRIL JO, 1901. property, "and being well within his rights," he was held under tin; iiiui. zle of a Winchester, and told to vntn oose. His assistant deserted hjm and left him alone and unarmed; nut being able to get inside the muzzle of that rifle, he had to withdraw furtl time being. liut he knows now what that creek's How of water measures. Another property of well known merit, is owned by the Massern Mi. lug and Milling Co., incorporated uti. der the laws of .Maine, with A. P. White, as general manager. This company owns the Crescent and Mis souri mines, two of the best on I mountains. Work on them will pushed at an early date. Mr. White is only waiting for a concerted power development in that district. He is also interested in the Red Mountain (old Mining Co. and says there is a thirty foot, ledge of good free milling gold ore behind the company, and lie proposes to develop it The ( i real (iulch group is now un der bond to a very strong syndicate, and is being developed as rapidly as James York, the superintendent, run push ten men through country r'x-k and quart.. Jim, "as he is com- moiiiy called," is .strenuous and says j hard hilling fast men is the style o( j his crews, an I the syndicate will get a run Tor iheir money. He gives out no reports as to l he value of the ore sampled. Other properlii'sovvncd and worked in lied mountains are the Mary Mine and Tunnel Company. The Home stake and other o roups owned bv the Valculdu Bros , .1. II. Harris, 11 M. Barton, Col. Jackson, .Icllcrsoii Jones and others, which we will furnish our readers a description of. as develop mint warrants. Custom milling at Silver I'eak lias made it hard for any but the best mines to be worked on a paying basis. The charges have Usually been 10 per t illing, and loss of tailings; H per ton cartage and a recovery of sixty-five to eighty per cent of the assay values on the plates. A ten days' examination of the Silver Peak mines is worthy the time of any mining man, and I he ac tivity mid transfers of mining prop erty in the last few months show it. There should be no comparisons made between Silver Peak and Ton pah. Each camp lias measured mil lions in sight. Each camp thinks development only just begun. Future generations will solve the problem; it looks as if we could never know. Stewart's Hotel Sodavilie, Nevada. At Railroad Depot. Robert Stewart Prop. HnvlnkT iiHsurui'il tin- nmimm'nu-til of thin ulil-ilmt' iiml wMI-kmiwii hosilrry unil hoi Kriii(!N. I shall t'lniiliict tlic slum-mi ,ln Up to ihtti! pluri. Thi' tulilM Is snpplifil win, The Very Best in the Market The ha r !k feature of '.IiIh lums.. mid Is in nil tunes its pitinniH will he served with i-hoiee. Wines, Whiskies and Cigars. Enterprise Lager Beer on Draught. In eimjimellnti ivith tue huiel Is l he fiirnniii mineral Siulnvlille Hoi fStirlnifs. These wHtera lire fumed for their tnedlelniil ouulltles. Hiiitin nt nil hours. That the bullion tax the ensuing year will be three times greater than ever before. That the surplus de rived from the present assessment and taxation will be ample to provide county buildings at the town of Tono pah, without increasing the rate of i Wood's taxation. Index, to graze in "pastures new." While he has displayed commendable industry and ability in behalf of Bodie, the camp itself has not ac corded its paper the sunnort it, should. Warren Keith becomes Mr. ; contract and ab.' s successor, who has the best wishes of the Bonanza. Therefore, Be it resolved t.lmt tt, citizens, electors and tax-pavers of Aai'n (Farmer) Tread way died at ye comity in public mass meetitx' ' ,""'n al Larson last week. He assembled, this 4th dav of Febrinrv" nw to N'vacla when It was rated ""Vlo demand that the vS are never given to the public, and so thorough is his system, that Mr. CJeppert alone knows the average value of the ore in sight. All work- on this property is being done by nt fifty men are em ployed. Mr. Geppert has had many obstacles to overcome during his de velopment of this property, one of which but for his cool nerve and diplomacy might have had fatal re sults. In attempting to measure wa ter for developing power for this CLYDE JACKSON, -Stocks, Mines and Reports TONOPAH, m: aoa. ROSS, THE PAINTER Paints Any Old Thing Aitent for the California Paper Mill-. Pull line of this sea son h samples, full and sue i hem before buying elsewhere. Shop rear of Oolilen Hulhlitig. House to Rent. LWRNISHKD HOI1SK OF KIvK ROOMS, 1 lower end Main street; furniture ail new. ImiiilrB at this nfllce.