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SATDRDAY, AUG DST 22.. . . 1903 NEVADA'S BIO CANAL. Construction Work to Begin Within a Short Time. C. A. Warren & Co. have been awarded the contract by tbe govern ment for tbe construction of sections one and two of tbe Truck ee-Carson irrigation canal. The amount that they will receive for tbe work will be $600,000. . B. and A. L. Stone, of Oakland, have been given the con tract for digging tbe third section of the canal for $200,000. The canal will take water from the Truckee river and carry it to the Carson riv er, where a large dam will be built and the water stored in an immense reservoir above a vast tract of fine farming land, which by irrigation will be brought under cultivation. The canal will be fifty feet wide at the top and thirty feet wide at the bottom and have a depth of fiteen feet. The work is to be proceeded with at once, and inside of a month it is ex pected that large camps will be established along the line of tbe ca nal for the laborers and teams which will be .employed. Modern applian ces for canal building will be employ ed, but even with these it will prob ably be necessary te employ several hundred men and horses for many months. POUND BY CHANCE. Accident Has Led to the Discov ery of Famous Mines. Accident plays quite a considerable part in the discovery of mineral de posits. Many examples are on rec ord. The Freiburg mines, in Saxony, were discovered by a soldier whose horse picked up a stone in its shoe; this stone was heavy lead ore Cop per was found in South Australia from examination of green mineral in burrowings of the wombat. Dia monds in South Africa, and gold in California were found by chance, A geologist discovered phosphate of lime in France by analyzing sand that was used to give a violet color to the brick. ,. Any mineral Qfftpe-1 -i ur -re""' "v.- ... - v..-. ouvu.u be carefully examined. For years the great Coins toe k lode in Nevada was worked for gold, and the rich yellow sand, which eventually turned out to be silver chloride, was being thrown away. The Broken Hill sil ver mine, it is believed, was first pegged out for tin. The porous pum ice ore of Mount Morgon was sold for clearing hearths before its value be came known. Low Grade Propositions. It is tbe big low grade mining proposition that appeals to the ex perienced mining man and mill oper ator. As a general thing it is the great low grade mines which pay the most in dividends and whose exist ence is continued for years, where a really rich mine is of short duration. We know that high grade ore ap peals to the imagination arid cupidity of the tenderfoot andthe public at large, and that people will go into raptures over a few Inches of exceed ingly rich mineral; but, in the long run, the mine with vast bodies of milling ore in its workings will win out, and maintain a paying basis long after the vein of shipping ore has be come exhausted, and, it has been truly stated that a foot of ore that yields from $60 to $80 to the ton in the precious and the baser metals is not to be compared in valuto and source of profit to the eight or ten foot body of $5 and $10 ore. In the mining of the small vein, but few men can be employed, while a large amount of dead work has to be done in order to extract the extremely high grade rock. In a large zone of low grade or milling ore, a small ar my of men may be employed in min ing operations. Crosscuts, drifts, upraises and winzes cau be driven on the ore, and thousands of tons ex tracted at a nominal cost and with out the waste incident to the opera tion of a mine where nature has de posited her treasures in small but rich veins Salt Lake. Mining Re view. Little Symphonettes at the Post Office Cigar store, 10 for 25c. All Havana filled. CALAMITY JANE." Death of Celebrated Frontier Character. A famous character on the western frontier, "Calamity Jane," died at Terry, S. D., August 1st. The real name of this woman was Martha Burke. Her strange personality Is said to have inspired Bret Harte to write bis most popular .story, "The Luck of Roaring Camp." Mrs. Burke is said to have been tbe original of the character of "Cherokee Sal." The Deadwood correspondent for the New York World, referring to "Ca lamity Jane," says: "Though she was known for more than thirty years as "Calamity Jane," her real name is said to have been Mrs. Clinton Burke. She was married to Burke in 1885, long after she had obtained her odd sobriequet, and it is said this was not her only marriage. Accord ing to her own story of her life, she was born in 1852 in Prince town, Mo., and her maiden name was Martha Canary, When she was thirteen years old her parents started over land for Virginia City, Nev., but never reached their destination. Her mother died in Montana in 1866 and the girl went with her father to Salt Lake City, where the latter died the following year. Inured to outdoor life, and an expert rider, the girl, thrown on her own resources at fif teen, determined to become a scout. Her only associates were soldiers and Indians and she speedily adopted their ways. She soon became a dead shot, and at the same time learned to swear 'like a trooper,' She don ned male attire in 1870, when she volunteered to go as a scout with Custer in one of his Indian raids, and wore it during the greater part of her remaining years." It was in 1872 that, according to this Deadwood correspondent, Mrs. Burke was christened "Calamity Jane" by Captain Egan, then com mander of the army post of Goose- creek, S. D. Mrs. Burke had saved Captain Egan's life. The captain had been shot from his horse by an Indian. The Deadwood correspond ent says: "The woman scout killed his slayer, and picking up the wound ed officer, she nlaced him acroM th ' ' saddle and rode off to the fort under the lire of other Indians. When Cap- tain Egan, who was unconscious at the time, learned the circumstances of his. rescue, be said to his preserv er: 'You are a good person to have around in time of calamity, and I christen you Calamity Jane, the her oine of the plains.' About four years later she met William Hickok, better known as 'Wild Bill,' beside whose body she asked on her deathbed to be buried. A strong friendship sprang up between the pair, but a few months later 'Wild Bill,' . was shot dead in a gambling house in Dead wood by 'Jack' McCall, a notorious desperado. 'Calamity Jane' led the party which captured and lynched McCall. In her career 'Calamity Jane' took part in scores of battles with Indians and fatal affrays with white men. In 1877 she met the stage from Chpyenne just as a baud of In- dians had killed the driver, mounted the box herself and drove the passen gers safely into Deadwood. Two years ago 'Calamity Jane' was found ill and deserted in a cabin near Horr, Mont., by Mrs. Josephine Winfield Drake, the novelist. The latter took the sufferer to her own home near Buffalo, N. Y., but when 'Calamity Jane' recovered she could not resist the longing to return to her old life in the west." Favors Union Labor. At a meeting of the board of asy lum commissioners in Reno last Wed nesday, on motion of Governor Sparks, a resolution was adopted providing that all skilled work at the state asylum should be performed exclusively by union men who should be required to show their cards, and the superintendent was instructed to give citizens of Nevada the prefer ence over all others in making ap pointments. Enterprise. . Water Falling Off. Measurements made of the flow of water in the east fork of Carson riv er, at Rodenbah's, by A. E. Chand ler, on August 4th, showed a flow of 7052 inc'ues, and on August 10th, 5995 Inches, a decrease of about fif teen per cent, in six days. MISCELLANEOUS. PIONEER Lircry, Fed ad Sale Stables. LOWXft MAX ETKEST. TONOPAH, . - XXV ASA W. J. Sinclair, Proprietor. Fin Carriages and Buggy Turnout any hour of tba day or night Saddle Horse Furnished at all Time Special attention paid to transient stock. HayandOraln O dob Waion forSalaaaa O for town work Water delivered to any part of the tflWfl in quantities to suit. We sell only IUWI1 pure sort spring water.. Free Corral to Teamster. Parties desiring to nrosDeot 'the surroundins country can. procure teams at special rates All business promptly attended to and the patronage of the oonui.uity solicited. . Fair nuumjuaro uuaimg our mono. THE OFFICE J. W. BRIGGS, Proprietor BUTLER CORNER TONOPAH We Dispense Only Standard Brands of Goods Over Our Bar ' Try Our Imported Cigars. Bat In the Town. Billiard and Pool Parlor in Conneotion. THE QUICKEST WAY TO TONOPAH FROM THE EAST. flU5TIN tS TONOPffl STdQE LINE THOMAS TATE, Proprietor. Carrying U. S. Mail, Passengers and Freight bet. Austin and Tonopah Leaves Austin on arrival of Novada Central Railway from Buttle Mountain every WEDNESDAY, ' FRIDAY, SUNDAY ' Arriving In Tonopah MONDAY, . THURSDAY, SATURDAY This is the nesrejt and Quickest wav of reach ing Tonopah fronJlhe East. Get off at Battle Mountain and tu n Nevada central Kan way and Saturday at 7:80 a. m. Tuesday. Thun arriving at AustUt t i: hi p. m. leaving tne roi topah. Good Road Good lowing oay lor Sloes cureiui I era. FARE $.00 TO TONOPAH. PRESSED BRICK! For Yon and Everybody Will be roBdy for the consumer Inside of Thirty Days See Us before buying CROCKER S SALSBURV Thos. Kindkll, Pres. Zbb, Kendall, Treas. H. P. Manos, Seo'y. Tonopah IMPROVEMENT COMPANY MAKIS THE BEER THAT WILL MAKE TONOPAH FAMOUS ALSO MANUrsCTCHKHS ALL KINDS OF CARBONATED WATERS H. W. SHIELD MINES PATENTED CONVEYANCING MINES BOUGHT AND BOLD, REPORTED AND EXFESTED. . Cutting Buildlnr, Mail Street, Tonopah, Nevada MISCELLANEOUS. "VACATION SHOES" j We have a bunch of Childcn's, Misses' . Boy's and Youth's Canvas Shoes, which we will close out at cost this week. - N Tt Thora am a fflw Wnmnn's S Canvas Oxfords, left over which we will include with the Sale of Bargains. - RYAN & WE OBEY ORDERS Your physician's prescription and his instruction are care fully followed. We don't doubt his knowledge by preparing his prescrip ' tion to suit ourselves. Besides that, we have a definitely fixed system a check ing department that prevents the slightest mistake. We are careful the sick one is safe. Miners' Drug Store oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooc Tonopah Building and FIRE-PROOF HOUSES LIME, CEMENT CONTRACTORS, BUILDERS WILL PUT YOU UP A TONOPAH. Butler Lumber Co. J. T. WHEELER, Manager Yards Ford's Livery Corral LOWER MAIN STREET Before You Build See Us We are the leading lumber firm of Tonopah and our prices are rlgbt. Dressed and Plain Lumber, itititiiiiitiiiiitituiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiuiiitiiiituiiiiiiiiiiiiiitmiiminiy HANK KNIGHT & CO. ..DISTILLERS' AGENTS.. All Standard Brands of Whiskies Direct From Government Bonded Warehouses at Wholesale and Retail. Foreign and Domestic Wines, Porter and Ales Champagnes: Roederer, Mumm's Extra Dry, Moet & Chandon White Seal, Pomniery IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC CIGARS Ramsey Building, Center Main Street TONOPAH, NEVADA IfTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTfTTTITTTTTTTTTnTTTTTITTTTTTTTnUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTITTTTTTTyTTTTTTTTTTTTITTTlii Tonopah and Mount Owns Two Full v Situated a Short Claims at Tono- Distance from pah, Nevada . . . Tonopah City... Also Short New York-Tonopah and Tonopah and of Keith-Kerns property OFFICERS Dr. J. E. Cowle , Prest.; C. L. Hanson, Vlce-Prest.; D. C. Narver, Hon. Byron L. Oliver of Los Angeles, F. W. Armatage, Agency State Bank and Trust Co., Treasurer, Tonopah, Nevada A limited amount of Treasury Stock offered at a low Price for development work, ete. Address Tonopah and Mount Butler Gold Mining Co., Tonopah, Nev., or 84 Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois DISSOLUTION NOTICE. THE FIRM HERETOFORE EXISTING UN der the name and style of Skelton, Fulton & Co., engaged In the Brokerage business, of buy ing and selling mining stocks in Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, is this day dissolved, J. W. Skelton bavins purchased the entire interest of J. T. Fulton in said business. . Tonopah, Nevada, July 90, 180. J. W. SKELTON. J. T. FULTON. JAMES E DAVIDSON ' ''Attorney and Counsellor at Law Will praotioe in all State and Federal Courts. TONOPAH, NEVADA STENSON. Press Brick Company HOUSE ON EASY TERMS NEVADA Doors, Windows, Mouldings Butler Gold Mining Co. Distance from California properties, and four claims east on the east of Tonopah. AND DIRECTORS Hotel Valley View J. E. HART & COT, Proprietors . WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGAIS The Beat Attention Oiren to Our Patrons Telephone No. It UPPER MAIN STREET !