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L' GRANDE BAL MASQL'E.
Oorgcousi and FantaMK; Army of Cay Mnnker. Ttu- Tonopah Firemen masquer a,!,, lull given chi tin' evening of Lin ',.,.ln birthday, Feb. 11 wi.h u Utrtr MifevMi hK-iully and financially. The people f Touopun rescinded in tlx ir UMIllI gelielOUS HlttlllllT l till! good ciiist! of lifting the debt from the chemical fire engine. Tlii'i'e wore over one hundred and fifty merry-makers in costume and die walls were lined with spectators four d"cp. The music was excellent iind the affair wan voted one of the linest Tonopah has ever seen. The most handsomely dre.-sed la dy's prize, an elegant pearl sunburst, wasrewa-ded to Miss Kuir.ee Webber who was attired as "Folly" in a cos tume of pink satin with blue embroid ered panels and pink jeweled cap. t'has. Maunder as George Wash ington, in a handsome colonial cos '.nine, won the best dressed gentle man's prize, a pair of gold cull but tons. The lady's prize for best sustained character, a pearl and ruby brooch, given Mrs. N. Puffin, as Mrs. Katz jiijammer, accompanied by Eddie Wneece and Bryan Martin as Hans and Fritz. Ike McKay carried oil the prize as best sustained gentleman's charac ter, a gold stick pin. His costume as Indian chief was of buckskin and a worriors head dress of eagle feathers. Mrs H. A. Knight was handsomely dressed as Virginia Carvel, in a heavy tigured silk, made after the pattern of the 'sixties and in manner and dress appeared the dainty belle of that period. Mrs. W. J. Sinlair was attired as "Folly" in a tasteful costume of blue silk trimmed in pink satin and em broidered in jewels. Mrs. Geo. Dugan sustained her Indian character splendidly with a papoose frame on her back and an accent that was like the real thing. Mrs. Kd. Wheece as Tonopah wore a black and silver costume and Mrs. Susie McKcnzie as Mipah was dress 'd in whit1 and g ld. Miss Edith Harts costume as "Fire" was bright red and made a very pretty appearance. The fire laddies presented a very handsome clock to Miss Hart. J. A. Wylie and wife, as "Scottish Unkle Wiille and wie," acted their part excellently. Mesdames Crocker and Salsbury as Japanese ladies made tea throughout the evening with which they refreshed their friends. Miss Evelvn Roach's costume was noticeably pretty and was made of accordion pieaieu mueslis won uiuck velvet Eton jacket and old lace. Miss Hattie Donaldson's costume as the "Tonoimii Bonanza" was made of copies of the paper printed upon cambric and trimmed in quills. There were many other costumes worthy of mention but lack of space prevents description. ,. i.i i. i . -11. The proceeds fro n the masquerade : ball will net the fire laddies some-! Mi ng over $200. ! The following is a list of those in j masque : I William Uren and John Towley, Joshua and Samantlia Allen; Eric Al- ! leu. clown; Mrs. W. S. Gray, knight; j Lester Stevens and Dave Irvine, two , little girls from Africa; Thomas Ca- hill, Doctor Muloch; D. II. Puffinl ami Chris McCarthy. Irish couple; j Otto Richards and James Smith, 1- lar bears; Mrs. W.J. Sinclair, folly; Minnie Marty, jockey girl; Mrs. W. j .1. Wilrtou, (lower girl; Mrs. D. 11.! Dullin, Mrs. KaUenjiirniiicr and twoj kids; Ivy and Pearl Gibson, two lithe girls in blue; J. W. Corn and wife; ('has. Maunder, George Washington; Mrs. A. J. Crocker and Mrs. J. Sals berry, Japanese girls; Jack McKcn zie and Robert Pohl. sailors: F. M. Nort, Uncle Sam; Y. Dickson, hay seed; Miss Myrtle Marsh, Columbia; Miss K. Alphin, Joan of Arc; Mrs. M. E. Fowler, Liberty; Mrs. A. W. Donnelly, shepherdess; Miss E. Pep per and Mrs. L. Richards, two little girls in blue; Mrs. T. Kendall, Mrs. .1. Towley and Mrs. Marsh, aunt Di ana and her two twins; Mrs. Van Newman and Mrs. R. Martin, yellow butterflies; J. P. Burgess, police man; C. S. Spaulding, domino; Mrs. L. L. Patrick and Mrs. J. E. Stevens, colonial dames; MissSimona Aguirre, Japan lady; Miss Theresa Blanchi and Miss Louisa Hayden, fancy domino's; Mrs. E. E. Smith, American flag; Emery Marty and Henry Allen, clowns; A. J. Crocker, coon;' A.J. Condon, clown; George H. Lewis, prince; Joseph Ward, jockey; Harvey Allen, cowboy; If. A. Dunn", miner;" Mrs. Geo. Dugan, squaw; Matt Devine and Lewis Nor ris, Spa iish cavaliers: Walter Olier, doctor; Mrs. T. J. McDonald, Mother Hubbard; Lillian and Viola McDon ald, mama's little darlings; Miss May Roberts, knight; Thomas Lynch, day; Mrs. E. M. Hammond, cigar girl; Hen Harris, liulTalo Hill; W. W. Drown, devil; George Leidy, Kus sian Prince; Harry MeNamara, gentleman; Mrs. J. Williams and .Mrs. J. Turner, school girls; Van Newman and II. F. Marty, Gaston and Alphonse; J. J. Toole and E. L. Kenny, c o n v i c t and guard; mm'ai. 'om-i:ntk vnx ! K. F. Savior and wife have re turned from a trip to the Reew lliver ci un try. The F.Iks club is making prepara tions for a grand hall on Washing ton's birthday. J. A. Wylie will shortly remove into one of the stores in the new Cut ting building on Main street. Attorney Vcrmilyea has gone to lndepeudi nee, California, where he is engaged in a large water suit. Several of the steam hoisting plants have met with delays during the cold snap on account of the freez ing of water supply pipes. Ed Kennedy, an old Tonopahian, has sold his interest in a claim he re cently located several miles from Virginia city, receiving the snug sum of t3,(MM(. The new secretary of the California and Tonopah mining company, in the person of Miss Nora launer, of Ari zona, has arrived and taken charge of the company s books. Rev. J. W. Dorratiee, on account of ill-health, has been obliged to re tire as minister of the Presbyterian church. Accompanied by his daugh ter and sister, he left on Monday's stage for Southern California W. T. Cuddy, of the firm of Cuddy & Slock, has purchased from . C. Wonaeott a new three room cottage on Nob Hill. Mr. Cuddy's family who are at present in Silver City, will ar rive here alxuit March 1st. to occupy their new home. Dr. Piper left for San Francisco Thursday morning to purchase a fresh stock of drugs for the Miners' drug store to le opened in the new Cutting building. The doctor was accompanied by a patient, who goes below to lie operated upon. H. Kind, the old Eureka merchant, after an absence of several months returned to Tonopah on Saturday's stage. Mr. Kind is a member of the firm of E. Marks A Co. and will re main with us until after the return of his partner, who goes to San Francisco in a few days. J W. Skelton who has been absent in California and Arizona for several weeks, has returned to Tonopah. The topic of conversation in mining circles wherever he happened to be is centered on Tonopnh. Mr. Skelton anticipates a large influx of mining men with capital to Tonopah this coming summer. Joseph R. Ryan, superintendent of .several large mining companies on the Coinstock, has been elected a di rector of the Little Tonopah Devel opment coin pan v. Mr. Rvan in- ! spec ted this property on his visit here several weeks ago, ana was so much impressed with the showing at the mine that he purchased a large interest in the property. Mi-s Hattie Donaldson, Tosopaa 'Bonanza: Jack Salsberry, clown; j W. C. Foulks, conn clown; Mrs. Terrill, Spangles; Mrs. J. j Median, Honolula belle; Eunice j Campbell, fancy dress; Mrs. J. Mc i Comb, school girl; Ike McKay, Sit ' ting Hull; Frank Connolly, schoolboy; H. M. Pcarlman, domino; Charles j Irving, clown; Albert Wonacott, : clown; Mrs. J. W. Stewart and Mrs. I R. Doris, salesladies; Jim McVeigh, 'clown; H.J. Ijoughran, H. LI. Infan j try; L. H. Plat.t, clown; MissL. A. Swassey, Oriental princess; C. G. i Askin, Figaro; Miss Jennie Gillen. ! Camille: Marco De Harba, the real baboon; C. F. Erickson and W. Strange, two gentleman from Silver Peak; T. K. Chambers, English gent; G. A. W.yiie ami Mrs. Wylie, Scotch Pnkle Wulle and wife; Mrs. Hank Knight, Virginia Carvel; Mrs. S. L. McKcnzie, Mizpah; Mrs. G. L. Wheece, Tonopah; Mrs. Ruby Osborne, folly; Ed Wheece, clown; D. Dennett' and R. Stodard, cake walkers; Geo. Hockley, andJ. P. Mc Clouskey, Bonanza saloon; E. Mc Galliard, priest; R. T. Zaspel. tramp; J. L. Day, phvsicinn; Mrs. J. W. Gil len, Dolly; Mrs. E. E. Hlaker, old woman; Miss Ernie Hamilton, peas ant girl; George Hrodigan, Rube; Miss Edith Hart, Tonopah Volunteer Fire Department No. 1; W. H. Gould, Spanish cavalier; Miss Rosie Meister, fancy dress; Miss Mary Meister, evening dress; Miss Evelyn Roach, Oriental costume; J. R. Duflield, Henry the VIII; Miss Minnie Web ber, folly; Robert Schaffnit, any thing; R. H. Davis, Dutch peddler; W. A. Marsh, typical prospector; Andrew Eason, cow boy. Hreak In Klectrle Machinery. Owing to the recent break down of the machinery of the Electric Light and Power company, the people of Tonopah have resolved to go back to the lamp and candles of a typical mining camp. The superintendent of the company informs the Bonanza that through the incompetency of the employees the machinery has been so misplaced that an expert electrician and machinest is here to place the property in first-class working order. It will be several days before the current will be turned on. Send the Honanza to your friends. MINES GAINING DEPTHS. General Report a to PrwgrciM -Ore Yield at Ray. The future of the Colehun Mining company looks very bright at the present time, they have diMioscd of a large block of the treasury stock, and are well equipped financially. Mr. Thomas Colehan vice-president of the company arrived from the east last evening, and the company has let a contract for sinking their shaft on the Eliza Jane claim to a depth of 2(10 feet, and are contemplating the sinking of another shaft on the Polo claim. Resides the two main ledges on the Colehan ground there is a cross ledge running through this company's ground from the ledge on which the late strike was made at Gold Mountain, and this adds mate rially to the value of this already val uable property. Ohio-Tonopali. Well within the careful calculations of one of the best mining men of To uopah district; the Ohio-Tonopah shaft, at the depth of 520 feet, has penetrated the district lode bearing porphyry peculiar to the camp. Stringers and particles of quartz show by fire tests well proportioned values in gold and silver ores low grade. Most if not all the other strikes made in the deeper shafts have been preceded by the appear ance of exactly the same formation and mineralized ground. Kay & O'Hrien. In course of drifting on the newly uncovered ore Inxly on the 170-level of the Ray & O'Hrien property at Ray district, some forty sacks of ore is extracted daily, that from one vein assaying over $350 per ton. The Sclby works will get a benefit out of this. Treasury stock of the company is in demand at the new price set, 50 cents per share. iMcNuinara. A large force of mechanics are lay ing foundation for the hoisting plant at the MeNamara shaft, limbers for the big gallows are nearly all framed and readv for erection. The engine is a double Corliss, the works altogether forming the largest and most powerful hoist so far established in this district. Tonopah Union. Under the able management of Mr, A. C. Stock work is poogressing with renewed vigor at the Tonopah Union company's mine at Gold Mountain they are now sinking at the rate of over two feet per day with one shift. In the shaft of this company they have cut a cross ledge assaying high in value. Tonopah City. There are several car loads of new machinery at Mound House which will land in Tonopah in due time. It includes the complete steam hoisting plant destined for long service at the Tonopah City shaft. 'Ere the ides of November the concurrent whistle blasts of Tonopah will suffice to wake the seven sleepers. Midway. With some interrupt ions occasioned bv the freezing of water pipes, the Midway shaft has made good head way during the week, having reached the 240 foot point. This ground is so situated that a station may be cut out and profitable drifts started al most anywhere. (Hold Hill. The fine works continue operations with perfect regularity, the shaft being now down very close to the 400-mark. Two shifts are being worked to the best possible advan tage. Montaiia-Tonopali. Good progress is being made in sinking the shaft. High grade ore continues to be extracted from the crosscuts and drifts on the different levels. The first shipment of ore will be made inside of ten days. Advertised Letters. Following letters remain uncalled for at the Butler, Nevada, postollice for the week ending Febuary 14, 1903: Ardell, J. E. ; Anderson, A. C; Ashe, Porter; Billings, F. M.; Cole, J. N. 2; Catlett, W.; Curtius, Aug.; Cutting, C. B.; Dickerson & Co.; Donnelly, H. G.; Dye, W.; Dupont, Adolph.; Fields, Mrs. C; Faller, Ja cob 2; Frank, N. C; Harbin, Wm.; Johnson, B. C; Johnson, A. R.; Jones, J. B. 2; Kane, W. F. 3; King, .Tno. ; Lee, Dr. Simon L. ; Lundstrom. Fred. 2; Lytle, Eugene; Morman, Tom; Monday, Charles; Miller, Wal ter; Miller, Mrs. William; Roberts, Daniel; Rose, Will 2; Stoekum, Joe; Schwal, Gaston; Stevens, William; Tusk, Fred; Talchey, Tom; Webb, Joe; Wilson, A. J.; Wagner, J. C. A.; McCoy, Mr.; McCormack.J. II.; Mc Carty, J. T.; McDowal, John K. FOUEION. Stuart, Neil; Faller, Jacob; Buck ley, D. J. People calling for the above letters will please say "advertised." W. J. Sinclair, Postmaster. it In some cities street electriclamps are dispensed with on moonlight nights. Tonopah is up-to-date in that particular, anyhow. Mm. J. L. CamplH-ll hui purchased the millinery More of Mrs. Perry. P. M. Howler, th attorney, re turned from Hawthorne this evening. Jessie Daniels, of Sinokey Valley, and P. S. Jensen, of Austin, were in town this week. The biennial report of the warden of the ktate prison, L. O. Henderson, has been received. Two houses for sale cheap well situated apply to J. R. Duflield, room 9 Golden block. R. T. Zaspel has received a large invoice of flour, which he can seil at greatly reduced rates. Thomas Colehan, the Gold Moun tain mining magnate returned from Philadelphia Friday evening. J. P. Stenson, of Ryan & Steiibon, leaves in a few days for San Fran cisco to purchase the usual spring stock. John S. Cook, cashier of the Nye county bank was presented by his wife with a son on Sunday last. Both mother aud child are doing well. H. N. Stevens, accompanied by his daughter Miss Gladys, who has been spendind several months in California for her health, arrived on Thursday's stage, M H. Bryan and W. J. Bryan, two brothers, and Coinstock raised boys, who have been engaged in the news paper business in Montana, are here looking the field for business over. In the ease, of McKenzie vs. Cose- lett concerning property in Tonopah and being tried in Reno, the jury dis agreed and Judge Curler discharged that august body and will hear the case himself. The Golden Jewelry company are glad to announce that they have secured the services of Mr. L. R. Lyons, and in placing their watch re pairing directly under his supervi sion, they have greatly increased the efficiency of that branch of their bus iness establishment. Mr. Lyons' many years of experience in the ad justment of high grade time pieces and his enviable reputation as an expert mechanic, prompt us in as suring our patrons the best possible service. New Restaurant, Mrs. Muller and Mrs. Wentworth have purchased the Bodie restaur ant. The place was formerly run by Chinese, who found that the labor or ganizations demanded retrenchment and they were obliged to give up bus iness. The Labor Union cards posted up in business houses of Tonopah have had a wonderful effect and it is only a question of time when John China man in Tonopah will be a thing of the past. This place will hereafter be known as the North Star restaur ant. A Reception. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Knapp were given a reception at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Malatesta, parents of Mrs. Knapp, on Sunday last. A large number of friends gathered to welcome the young couple home. Congratulations were extended and an enjoyable evening passed away, all according the best wishes for the future joy and happiness of the newly married couple. Washington's Itirthday. The Elks Club of Tonopah extends a cordial invitation to all ladies and gentlemen of Tonopah to attend a dance on Monday evening, February 23, given in honor of the one hundred and seventy-first anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Notable Arrivals. Charles R. Miller, vice-president of the Tonopah Mining Company of Nevada, and party, consisting of J. W. Fernley of Philadelphia and C. C. Burger of New York city, who are also identified with the Tonopah com pany, have arrived upon a tour of inspection of the company property. New Establishment. Geo. E. Kramer has arrived from San Francisco and has secured a store in the Golden block, on Brougher avenue, where he will open with a large and fashionable stock of furnishing and tailoring goods, which cannot be duplicated this side of San Fancisco. Band Meeting. There will be a meeting of the members of the Tonopah brass band ta take place Sunday evening at 7 o'clock at the Miners' Exchange hall. All members are requested to be present, as important matters will come before the meeting. NEW if F. GOLDEN, ELECTION OF RECORDER. Strong Candldidatea hut the Day Too Cold for Voter. The election to-day for district mining recorder passed off in a quiet manner, 852 votes were polled, Thos. Egan, receiving 319; W. J. Landers, 303; J. R. Dutticld, 140. There being no opposition Chas. L. Richards was elected secretary. The workers were out early and up to noon nearly 500 votes were cast. Owing to the bit ter cold day a great many who would have voted were loath to leave their firesides. Upou counting the ballots Egan and Landers rau neck and neck for the first 300 votes, when it sud- denly changed and Landers kept the lead until the end of the count and was elected, coining under the wire with 74 majority with Duflield in the distance; Duff gave up the fight early in the day. Landers will make a good recorder and will have the hearty support of the Bonanza. A Picturesque Hold-Up. The Southern Pacific Sunset pho tographers Messrs Nordell and Moore on Monday evening last, pho tographed an imitation of the recent hold-up at the Butler saloon. Owing to the absence of Geo. Cole, who was one of the principal figures on that eventful night the plate did not show up as well as was anticipated, how ever the imitation was a good one. On the following day Henry C. Cut ting engaged a stage coach, loaded it with passengers, and drove to the spot where the driver of the Canda- lana stage was ordered to throw out VV ells, t argo & Co s. strong box last summer. Uilly booth, of the Bo nanza, stood in front of the leaders with a rifile, trying to get a bead on the Miner man, Sam Dunham, who is eyeing the two lady passengers, all of which presented a spectacular ap pearance and will be reproduced in "Sunset." Burglarized. This evening between 6 and 10 o'clock a cabin at the foot of Mount Brougher, owned and occupied by Di rk Miller and Harry Holmshaw, was entered and burglarized. The door of the cabin was broken open and two trunks smashed with an axe. The mattress was cut open, evidently by parties in search of money or other valuables, and a general wreck ef fected. Mr. Miller, who works at the Big Tono, was on his way to Fraction No. 2 for some powder, when he happened to see his cabin door open and started to close it. The robbers seeing him corning fired two shots at him, After the first shot Mr. Miller took to hisi heels. The robbers secured a pistol, watch chain and other articles of small value. The officers have a clew and may land the thieves in jail. Klection anil Dividend. A meeting of the directors of the Crystal Water company was held at their office on Wednesday last, the 11th instant, President Uri B. Cur tis presiding. W. J. Sinclair was elected vice-president of the com pany, in place of F. S. Mason, re signed ; Thos. R. Bannerman was made a director, to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of F. S. Mason, and Miss E. A. Roach was appointed to the office of secretary of the company. Acting upon the report of Geo. -H. Lewis, treasurer and manager of the company, a cash dividend of two per cent on the capital stock of the com pany was declared, which is now pay able to stockholders at the company's office, Tonopah. This is the first dividend paid by any company oper ating in Tonopah. Work of the S. 1. It. It. Mr. John Moore, a San Francisco writer of considerable note, accom panied by C. S. Nordell, expert pho tographer, are gathering material for a book upon Tonopah, which is designed along lines of costly elabor ation. The articles and illustrations will be given in the Sunset, a maga zine of high-art advertising published by the Southern Pacific company. Our people will in the end fail to ap preciate such action on the part of that corporation, if it uses this camp as a means of increasing travel with out extending its road to this point. Grand Opening. The new saloon of Plamenaz & Kuliacha has received the finishing touches of the decorators and pre sents a handsome appearance. A grand opening, to which everybod is invited, will occur Monday evening. Go and enjoy a fine, free lunch. TO - DAY. The OPTICAL BRANCH Of our Establishment la as com- ' plots as though we had no other business. Eyes Tested by a grad ate Optioian. Eyes examined free Goldsmith. Silveramlth and Ontlclan