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
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
-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
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
Death of Celebrated Frontier
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.
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
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.
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
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.
arriving at AustUt
t i: hi p. m. leaving tne roi
topah. Good Road Good
lowing oay lor
Sloes cureiui I
FARE $.00 TO TONOPAH.
For Yon and Everybody
Will be roBdy for the consumer
See Us before buying
CROCKER S SALSBURV
Thos. Kindkll, Pres. Zbb, Kendall, Treas.
H. P. Manos, Seo'y.
THE BEER THAT WILL MAKE
ALL KINDS OF CARBONATED WATERS
H. W. SHIELD
MINES BOUGHT AND BOLD,
REPORTED AND EXFESTED.
. Cutting Buildlnr,
Mail Street, Tonopah, Nevada
"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
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
Tonopah Building and
FIRE-PROOF HOUSES LIME, CEMENT
WILL PUT YOU UP A
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,
HANK KNIGHT & CO.
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
Tonopah and Mount
Owns Two Full v Situated a Short
Claims at Tono- Distance from
pah, Nevada . . . Tonopah City...
New York-Tonopah and Tonopah and
of Keith-Kerns property
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,
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
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.
Press Brick Company
HOUSE ON EASY TERMS
Doors, Windows, Mouldings
Butler Gold Mining Co.
California properties, and four claims east
on the east of Tonopah.
Hotel Valley View
J. E. HART & COT,
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGAIS
The Beat Attention Oiren to
Telephone No. It
UPPER MAIN STREET
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