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Read "New To-day." Silver is quoted in New York at 54 i cents. A. J. Crocker left for the Bay Thursday morning. T. L. Oddie left yesterday for a short visit to the county seat. W. M. Wyncoop returned Wednes day from an extended eastern trip. Where is D. W. Thorns, a miner? His brother at Seattle, wants him. Harry Clark, in the Original Pack age, throws out wet goods of finest grades. WANTED A woman to do wash ing for one or two families. Inquire at this office. R. T. Culverwell left Tuesday morn ing.for a several days' business trip to San Francisco. J. F. Condon returned Thursday evening from a several weeks' trip to San Francisco. Mrs. J. H. Dockweiler left on Wednesday evening's stage for San Francisco on a visit. Dick Davis of the firm of Lothrop A Davis was at last accounts visiting friends at St. Joe, Mo. Editor Booth and H. C. Brougher returned this morning from a week's sojourn in Owens Valley. George ("Bar") Francis has been appointed deputy sheriff and also deputy constable for Tonopah. Good. George T. ITeusel of Philadelphia, a large owner in the Molly group of claims, was an arrival on Sunday's stage. George A. Bartlettleft Sunday for Eureka to attend the session of the District court. He will be absent about ten days. Miss E. Barlow of Carson and Miss Stella McLaren of Bishop, who have been visiting M. McCuish, returned home Tuesday morning. Albert Corkhill, engineer at the Mizpah-Extension, goes to Walley's hot springs near Genoa on account of an attack of rheumatism. San Francisco parties are carrying on negotiations with local lumber dealers with a view of erecting a Hamman bath building in Tonopah. S. B. Slight, Hall, Luhrs & Co.'s agent and salesman, will be in Tono pah next week, to receive orders for the celebrated goods handled by that linn. J. C. Gladden and Richard Colburn left Monday with a complete outfit for the Silver Peak country, where they will establish camp and do some extensive p-ospe,cting. Ira Fancher, a contractor of San Francisco, arrived in Tonopah last week, and will have charge of the theater building for the Tonopah Amusement company. William Ivir has brought suit in the Justice court against Wallace Mc.Neal for 1135.115, money loaned and board furnished. The case is up for adjudication to day. W. A. McCarthy and William Cor tnnn, charged with discharging fire arms within the city limits, were be fore Justice Lindsay this week, and lined $1(10 each for indulging in that practice. L. O. Ray left Tuesday morning for Denver, Colo., on business con nected with the Ray A O'Brien mine. Before returning to Tonopah he will visit Butte, San Francisco and other western cities. The pressure is becoming so great on the electric light plant that the management is figuring on doubling its capacity. The plant now fur nishes atiout 1,200 lights in the town and the demand is daily increasing. Charles E. Knox, president, and R. F. Dunlap, secretary, of the Mon-tana-Tonopah company, left San Diego yesterday for Tonopah, and are expected here Monday night. Mrs. Knox will accompany her hus band on his visit. E. McFaddin has returned from a visit to Bishop. He looks as much refreshed as an alfalfa field in full bloom, and appears to be convinced that the Owens river region is about as good a country as nature ever provided anywhere. S. K. Bradford returned Thursday from a three-months' visit to Califor nia. During his absence he experi enced a severe sick spell, and, in fact, has not yet fully recovered, but Nevada's bracing mountain climate will soon bring him around all right. A number of malefactors, charged with being drunk and disorderly and disturbing the peace of residents of Main street, were before Justice Lindsay this week. After listening to the evidence the Judge read them a severe lecture, and admonished them to depart and do so no more. Itishop Incorporated. The town of Bishop, by a decisive vote at an election the other day, de cided to incorporate and run a local government. PLANS FORMULATED The Tonopah Water Company Developments at Once. PIPE AND MACHINERY NOW The Tonopah Water company is the name of the corporatian which is about to exploit the Rye Patch water fields and bring water into Tonopah. The company is a San Francisco con cern and is officered by the following gentlemen: E. G. Wheeler, president and general manager; W. H. Chiek ering, secretary, and John S. Sutton, engineer in charge. Its capitaliza tion is $1,000,000, divided into 1,(00, 000 shares of a par value of $1 each. The greater part of the stock has already been sold or subscribed for, and enough funds are in sight to carry j the scheme through to a successful issue. The company has already secured by location and purchase a tract of land twelve miles long and several thousand feet in width in the section known as the "Rye Patch," fourteen miles northeast of Tonopah. Six miles of this is proven water ground, and from indications and from exper iments already made, the conclusion has been reached that a subterranean flow, or underground river, of im mense volume, passes through the section. The water is held in the sand or clay at a supposed depth of from fifty to sixty feet below thesur face, but in order to clearly deter mine both its volume and depth, wells will be driven to the bedrock which underlies the clay. It is the intention of the company in beginning operations to drive ten twelve-inch wells, and a Keystone drill, which will be used for the pur pose, is now on the road between So daville and Tonopah. Two carloads of casing are also en route, and will 1'roT. Spurr Here. Prof. J. E. Spurr of the United States Geological Survey arrived iu Tonopah Tuesday from Washington. The professor is accompanied by an assistant, and together they will make a critical investigation of the surface formation of this district, the results of which will later appear in a report to be issued by the govern ment. The profossor recently com pleted his first report on the geology of this section and it is now in press. Can Any Camp HAt Tills? The past week has witnessed the starting up of three new hoisting plants in the Tonopah district, and that many more w ill be added to the list within the coining two weeks. This is a record that will stand un paralleled in the west for some time to come, unless Tonopah itself should attempt to beat it. To Start Up by the loth. The Pequot Mining company will begin operations on the claims owned by them this side of Lone Mountain about the 15th of the month. On one of the properties a shaft eighty feet deep has been sunk and a three-foot vein has been exposed that carries values from $(i0 to $100 per ton In gold and silver. Clark House. One of the best hotels on this side of the Sierras is conducted by mine host Harness, at Bishop. There will be hundreds of health and pleasure seekers visit Owens river from Tono pah this summer, and all will be glad of having done so. The Clark House provides all that could be desired and at very reasonable rates. Chinaman Not Wanted. A certain boarding house at Gold Mountain was last week sold to a Chinaman, who paid $550 therefor. On Thursday evening last thei miners of that camp waited upon the China man and notified him to leave camp at once, which he did. FOR AN IMMENSE WATER SYSTEM to Begin Very Important ENROUTE FOR THE WORK. be on the ground in a few days. The company has already ordered a cen trifugal pump of B, 000,000 gallons per day capacity in San Francisco, and it will be forwarded in a few days. When the wells are driven to the required depth the pump will be attached and an attempt made to determine the flow of water. Should the flow fail to come up to require ments, ten or twenty more wells will be sunk, but it is already assumed that ten will furnish sufficient water for all purposes. It has not yet been settled by the company what means will be followed in conducting the water to Tonopah. Two schemes are under considera tion, one of which is to pump the wa ter to a reservoir site three miles distant, and let it run into town by gravity, and the other is to force it in. The latter route, however, will require considerably more pipe, as a lower elevation will have to he main tained. In either event, however, a sixteen-inch pipe will be, used to bring the water here. For laterals smaller pipes will be employed, and these will run through all parts of the' town. It is estimated that it will require eighty carloads of mate rial to build the plant, and system on the plan proposed, and this material will be forwarded as soon as the ex periments, which will be' concluded within the next thirty days, have been made. Ii is expected that with in five months, unless all plans fail, the system will be completed and water, in sufficient quantities for all domestic and milling and mining pur poses, will be running into Tonopah. It is the intention of the company also to supply Gold Mountain and neighboring camps with water. M librae. On Thursday last G. W. Booth, G. W. Bennett, E. R. Shields and J. D. McCartney, locators and owners, re ceived from Dr. A. L. Hudgens an initial payment of $3,750 for a group of eleven mining claims situate be tween Gold Mountain and the Has brouck Mclntyre mines, about three miles south of Tonopah. The grant ors will, under terms of the convey ance now in escrow, receive $40,000 for an undivided three-fourths inter est in and to the entire property. A shaft is now down fifteen feet on the Neversweat claim, where there is a fine showing of shipping ore and where one of the main working shafts will be sunk with all practicable speed. There are good ledge out ! crops on the Storey and Lyon claims, which probably extend through oth ers, although "blind" or obscured. This inaugurates Dr. Hudgens' la test, most extensive and, in all prob ability, greatest mining operation. Hannapah. Superintendent Frank B. Work continues to send cheerful news to his associates from the Hannapah mine, near Tonopah. In a '.etter to A. J. Bettles, chief of the metallurgical de partment of the Newhouse mines, he states that he has demonstrated that the vein disclosed on the upper levels continues below the 250-foot level. He has encountered it on the latter level with a drift, and Superintendent Work observed that its values are no less important. The shaft will be continued an additional 100 feet, when a drift will again be run to in tercept the vein. Some very high values have been obtained from this vein. Salt Lake News. Work to Hegin. The Ordah-Tonopah company, which owns a group of seven claims just south of Butler Mountain, will begin sinking on the Wonder the com ing week. General Manager Watson will have charge of the work, and for the present will employ two shifts. MK'AL lONCHNTH ATKK. See the fipedal sale of leather hand bags at GoMon' jewelry store, b Kenneth M. Jackson left thismorn injj for a few weeks' visit to San Francisco. Yesterday morning's stage was three hours late, owing to delayed train at Soda. J. H. Carew, an original and stren uous advocate of the eight-hour law, left for Hawthorne last night. W. D. Nelligan has moved his office to one of the store rooms in the Ton opah Lumber company's building. TIT T T 1 !! iv. u. uauuri n, uiaviiuti iniljiui' re corder,' has moved his office to the Tonopah Lumber company's building on Brougher avenue. Chas. SummerSj the genial all round cattle dealer of several coun ties, was in Tonopah during the week. A "home in the saddle" agrees with Charley. t A nine-year-old girl, the daughter of Indian John, a well-known Shosho ne, died . in a cabin near the rock quarry Wednesday and was buried Thursday. E. C. Dart returned Wednesday night from San Francisco, where he was successful in organizing a com pany that will manipulate a number of Gold Mountain properties. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Cutting have gone to San Francisco, where they will build a residence. Mr. Cutting's business headquarters is room 412, Mutual Savings Bank building. Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCabe return ed Saturday from their honeymoon trip to San Francisco. Pending the rearrangement of their own home they have rooms at the Valley View. Joe P, Stenson and bride arrived in Tonopah Sunday last from Vir ginia City. In a few days theywill be at home to their many friends at their new residence, which is nearly ready for occupation. The case of W. A. McCarthy, who was arrested on complaint of Mrs. Ida Wunderland, who asked that he be nut under bonds to keep the peace, was dismissed in Justice Lind say's court Thursday. In the United States Circuit court at Carson on Monday a motion will be made to set the time for trying the case of the Tonopah Consolidated (McNamara) Mining Company against the Tonopah Mining Company. " Geo; O. Cummings has returned from a visit to Virginia City, where he purchased a carload of house nt Hilars. Mr. Cummings savs that the Comstonk mines are being revived generally, and that the .nutters cy anide plant is simply immense. Late News. The mining town of Frank, near Alberti, British Columbia, was nearly wiped out of existence Wednesday. Some unknown force caused an erup tion of Turtle mountain, which lies back of the town, and threw millions of tons of debris over the steeping camp. Thirty persons are known to have been killed, and many more are thought to have been buried. Victor Clements, a prominent Cali fornia mining engineer and a partici pant in the Jamison raid in South Africa several years ago, died in Mexico last Sunday after undergoing an operation for appendicitis. William Randolph Hearst, pro prietor of the San Francisco Exam iner, Chicago American and New York Journal, was married in New York this week to Miss Millicent Willson. The case of William Howard, charged with the killing of Gov. Goebel, was given to the jury at Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday. Acon viction is looked for. Stuart Robson, the veteran come dian, died in New York Wednesday of heart disease. King Edward VII paid his re spects to Pope Leo at Rome on Wed nesday. The miners' strike at Jackson, Am ador county, Cal., has been settled. Sportive. During the past week there was considerable high rolling at the To nopah Club rooms. One player was $2,000 ahead at craps, while the faro tables were dealing with gold coins of five, ten and twenty dollars as "chips." Checks were $50 up and $100 at the "last turn." . Well Done. The Tonopah Miners' Union with the assistance of the Labor Union and the fraternal societies, are con structing a solid fence entirely around the Tonopah cemetery. This is assuredly a good work. VERY INTERESTING MINING MENTION Inaagaratwa of New Works-Rescie Meetinj-Montana-Tonopah. IleKfiic. A meeting of the directors of the Rescue company was held Saturday last at which it was decided to sell $5,000 more of the treasury stock at the prevailing price, 25 cents per share. When this issue has been dis posed of, and from the orders coming in it is likely to be closed out within thirty days, all treasury stock will be withdrawn from the market. The company now has funds on hand suf ficient to push development for eight months, and at the expiration of that time they expect to have the prop erty at the producing stage. The new hoisting plant, which consists of fifty-foot gallows frame, 70 h. p. boiier and 45 h. p. engine, is rapidly reaching completion, and by May 5th it is hoped that it will be in success ful operation. The double compart ment shaft is now down 200 feet In a , white porphyry that assays from $3 to $4 per ton. It is thought that sinking will only have to be proceeded with but a short distance in this when the pink porphyry will be en countered, and in that ledge matter may be confidently looked for. Montana-Tonopah. Sinking was resumed in the Mon tana-Tonopah this week and the mam shall is now clown oou ieet. Crosscutting and drifting still con tinues at the 500-level, and from the drift some good ore is being extract ed. All the available recesses ol the mine are filled with sacked ore and to relieve the pressure a large amount of it will be shipped to the smelters at Salt Lake city the com ing week. Steve Saulsbury of the the Mining and bupply company ol Salt Lake city has been at the mine for several days wiring the shait and making the arrangements necessary to install an electric drill, which is expected to arrive next week. The drill will be used in the crosscut and drifts and it is stated that it will do the work of several men. Toiiopah-Gold Mountain. Quite a stir was ereated in town Wednesday by the appearance of a lot of rich ore from the property of the Gold Mountain-Tonopah company at Gold Mountain. The ore was from a new shaft begun on the Midway, where a three-foot ledge outcrops, and assay returns from it gave val ues of $58 gold and $7 silver. On the Monte Cristo, an adjoining claim, a shaft was recently commenced to tap the tunnel which enters the hill below it, and at a depth of forty feet a pay streak, a foot wide, was developed which gave values of $71 silver and $45 gold, a total of $116 to the ton. It is the purpose of the company to make a shipment of this ore as soon as a sufficient quantity can be gotten together. The tunnel in the big hill is now in 500 feet, and there is every indication that it is close to the ledge, aud big things are looked for almost any day. Indiana-Tonopah. The new 40 h. p. plant of the Indiana-Tonopah company, the erection of which began three weeks ago, got up steam Sunday for the first time, and the vociferous blowing of its whistle am.ounced the fact in long, pealing blasts. Hoisting began Mon day, and everything worked in per fect accord. The company's double compartment shaft is down now about 100 feet, and will be pushed at the rate of three feet a day till indi cations point to the proximity of the ledge, when crosscutting will be re sorted to. Kay & O'Brien. During the past three weeks the Ray & O'Brien company has shipped a carload of first-class ore, and an other is now being extracted at the mine. Most of it comes from the 300 foot level, where there is a three-foot ledge of ore that carries values of from 80 to 100 ounces in silver and and about 40 per cent of lead. West End. The West End shaft is still work ing in quartz at a depth of 420 feet. This makes forty Ieet of ledge so far penetrated, and as yet there is no sign of a lower wall. Company Meeting. A meeting of the stockholders of the Crystal Water company is an nounced to be held at the office on Friday, May 15th. See notice' else where. NEW TO-DAY. A. W. CARLL Contractor unci Builder. Pinna and Rpeclflcn- 1 Storr and OllU'e Work lioin Furnished. f Specialty. Shop on St. Patrick St. Near BrouKher Ave. TONOPAH, NEW