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DENIES THE C0AC3E Sajt That Eii Accoqils With (he Conty Are All Settled Up. The county commissioners at their last meeting announced that the ex pert accountants recently employed to go over the books of the county officers had found a shortage of $1100 in the accounts of ex-Shoi Iff Tom Logan, and called upon him and his bondsmen to appear at the next meeting of the board and make the deficit good. On being spoken to regarding the matter, Mr. Logan said the whole proceeding of both the experts and the board came to him as a surprise: that when the former were going over the books, he was never asked any thing, therefore did not know that his accounts were being questioned. He holds receipts from the auditor for every cent collected and turned over, and from the board he holds the release issued to him last Janu ary when his successor took his office. Mr. Logan .can account for the deficit in only one way. On some of the sums collected by him the state laws allow him a fee of six per cent. During his term of office these per quisites amounted to something over $1100, a little in excess of the amount he is charged with being short. Mr. Logan will attend the next meeling of the board and thinks he will have no difficulty in straightening the matter out. FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP, Friendly Rivals Will Battle on the Diamond. Considerable rivalry has existed for a long lime between the "Sports" and the "Mixers" of Tonopah, as to which play the best ball. To settle the matter and put all doubts at rest, a game has been arranged to take place tomorrow at the baseball grounds. Besides the honors of win ning, the victorious team will be given a stack of whites. The list of names comprising the line-up is necessarily long, as it is presumed that the tight will be so terrific that many of the participants will be disabled and forced to retire, hence many "subs" have been provided. The following, whose names have been copyrighted, make up the two "nines." Mixers Turn-me-loose Johnson, Bath-house Dougherty, Spike .Mel bourne, Long-Shorty Kendall, WeP come home Middleton, Meerschaum McAuley, Palm leaf Jameson, Brig ham Young McKay, Seltzer-sour Au brey, Hot -foot Lightfoot, Black Prince Beckley, Hawkshaw Hicke.y, Society-Mike Howard, Slim-Jim Mc Clusky, DeLaMar-Dago Cole, Origi nal Package Blackburn, Doughnuts Donnelly, Dude Ed Williams, Smiling Jesse Moore, Bull-con Bi iggs. Sports Good-Knight Horton, Van Newman, the Mormon, Fly wink Wingfield, Farmer Jim, the Secre tary, Old hoss Shaw, Ole Elliott, the Swede, the Bullfrog Kid, Tom-Shar-key Nit, Tomale Dick, Happy-Tono-pah Curley, Kid Broad Marshall, Flat-wheel Doyle, Race horse Jack, Two-finger Hall, the Burro Kid, Scandy the Swede with whiskers, Toothpick Griffin, Ink-in-the face De Lashmutt, Christenson the Seattle Infant, Young-wart Dunn, Old-wart Wade, Keno Reddick, Kid Whitney, tbe-man-from-Irela' d Fatty Sullivan. There has been considerable wrang ling over the choice of an umpire for the game, and it has been decided to select some "square guy" from the crowd in attendance at the game. There will be free lemonade for the ladies. No drinks for sale at the grounds. Didn't Know His Brother. R. B. Davis received a visit this week from Aaron Davis, a brother whom he had not seen for twenty years. At first "Dick" failed to rec ognize his relative, but in a few sec onds his better sight came to him, and he and his brother were soon talking of bygone days. Mr. Davis is a resident of Johnstown, Pa., and lived in that city when the terrible flood came fourteen years ago, and in which he lost his wife and three children. He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and has just returned from the Encamp ment in San Ftancisco. He will re main in Tonopuh a couple of weeks. Got Las Vegas Property. Quite a number of Tonopah people, with commendable foresight, recently applied to the state authorities and got title to a number of tracts of land in the Las Vegas valley, through which the Salt Lake road will pass. Among the number who have secured property thereabouts are W. H'. O'Neill, J. G. Ford, C. J. Blumen thal, and others. The amount of land gotten hold of approximates 1000 acres. The best in the market at all times at the Merchants' Cafe. LOCAL LACONICS. Tom Busier of Silver Peak Is in town for few days. Clarence Oddie and J, T. Overberry are in from T. L. Oddle's ranch, Mrs. R. D. Davis Is sojourning at Walley's hot springs, near Genoa. Attorney James Egan, of Austin, was in town the past week on legal business. When you want a substantial and well-cooked meal go to the Mer chants' Cafe. t E. A. Byler, the mineral surveyor, left Thursday for Victor, Colo., on a two or three months' visit. Walter Fancher, lately of San Francisco, has accepted a position with the State Bank and Trust com pany. C. S. Lemon, the manager of the Rhodes & Tonopah railroad, will leave Philadelphia for Tonopah in a few days. Charles E. Knox, of the Montana Tonopah, was in Salt Lake Monday, and on the following day he left for Montana. W. J. Sinclair, of the Sierra Vista company, returned Monday from a brief visit to the company's property at At wood. Sheriff dishing returned Thursday night from the eastern part of the county, where he had been on un as sessing trip. Miss Daisy Lothrop, accompanied by her father, District Attorney Lothrop of Lyon county, is visiting Capitola, Cal., Walter Coburn, who, for several months past, has been one of the Lothrop & Davis force, leaves tomor row for Chico, Cal. R. W. Griswold, the mining oper ator, who has been ill for some time past, is now convalescing and will soon be fully recovered. The cupola on the school house is assuming great proportions, and when completed will be quite an adornment to that edifice. Mrs. Maurice Lynch's condition is reported very precarious as we go to press. Dr. Berry of Hawthorne has been called in consultation. Miss Nettie Phillips, while driving into town with a party of friends, on Wednesday, fell from the wagon and received a compound fracture of the right leg. Tom Colehan of Tonopah, who has been in Philadelphia for some time on business connected with his Gold Mountain mining interests, left for Tonopah early in the week. Profits. A- two-inch fire plug has been placed in front of Lothrop & Davis' store. All other merchants hi town should emulate their example. Don't wait till a big fire comes on. T. L., Oddie left Tuesday night for Reno, at which point he will meet John Brock, president of the Tono pah Mining company, and Engineer C. C. Berger. They are all expect ed to arrive in Tonopah this evening. The four roomed cottage of George W. Richard, cashier of the State Bank and Trust company, is rapidly neaiing completion. When finished and painted it will be one of the handsomest structures on Brougher Hill. . Mr. and Mrs. George H. Lewis and Mrs. Towley, who had been on a vacation trip to Inyo county, return ed Thursday night. William Doug lass, who accompanied them, remain ed in Bishop, but will be home in a few days. Killing at Las Vegas. Parties writing to the Pioche Rec ord from Las Vegas state that a cold-blooded murder occurred there on the 5th inst. William Williams, a cowboy in the employ of Stewart & Latimer, was shot and killed while sleeping by a, Piute Indian known as Cochi, who resides at the Muddy. The Indian escaped temporarily, but in a few days ago was caught and is now in confinement. Critically 111. A dispatch received yesterday by R. B. Davis from J. D. Lothrop states that the condition of Mrs. Lo throp. who has been at St. Mary's hospital for the last two weeks, is extremely grave. The lady's many friends in Tonopah trust her condi tion is not as serious as thought, and all hope for her speedy return to health. Railroad Rumors. All kinds of railroad rumors have been in circulation the past week, but none can be traced to a reliable source.. The most persistent rumor is that the Tonopah Mining company has purchased or will build the road under the Lemon franchise, and while theie is probably some truth in the story, it hus not yet been official ly declared. Preparing for Work. Members of the Rabbit Springs Mining and Development company outfitted in Tonopah yesterday and will repair to Grandpa district to begin extensive work. They have some very promising properties in that district and are backing their faith and judgment with their money. wo le:es cut lii THE GOLD HII L Pis? Arrives trl is ii Posilka ii the tescae. Crosscutting to the north and south has been progressing vigorous ly In the Gold Hill prnjierty for the past three months at a depth of 600 feet. This week ledge were struck in both crosscuts, in the north at a distance of 170 feet, and in the south at 155 feet. In the former small streaks of quarts have been encoun tered for twenty feet back, and fin ally culminated in the opening up of a two-foot ledge carrying some high values. In the south crosscut the ledge exposed is a little over a foot in width and carries medium grade values. In both cuts and back of the ore the ground is softening up and every indication is apparent that the best has not yet been exposed, so that interesting developments may be looked for in the next few days. The Gold Hill, which is owned mainly by Messrs. Butler, Oddie and Broug her, is regarded as one of the most prominent properties in the district, und will one of these days prove a bonanza. The strike in this proper ty will greatly encourage the owners of claims on the north and east, not ably the Salt Lake and Rescue com panies. Ohlo-Tonopah. At the last measurement the cross cut in , this property at. (lie 770 foot level was in 174 feet, and it is being driven at the rate of five feet a da', Several veins running east und west have been cut during the prog ress of the work, and one of these a drift is now being run to the east, and is in forty-nine feet. The Ohio Tonopah is equipped with one of the best hoisting plants in the district,' and attached to it are numerous de vices that tend to economy both in the use of water and fuel. The cost of running is thereby reduced to a minimum. Two machine drills have recently been installed and are doing good work. Tonopah-Beloher. Some excellent ore is being ex tracted from the shaft of the Tonopah-Belcher at Lone Mountain, at a depth of 100 feet. A big specimen, weighing perhaps 150 pounds, was secured last week from that depth and Is on exhibition in the window of the State Bank and Trust company, It is rich in lendiiand silver carbon ates and carilesAi small percentage of copper: J.n .vw.ue It runs 1600 to the ton. A t thejdeplh mentioned in the shaft, the ledjge is between four and five feet in width, and most of the ore coming out is of sufficient richness to ship to the smelter. The company is shipping regularly, be sides piling up a lot of ore on the dump. Work Has Begun. Frank Stewart, who is interested in the Sierra Vista company's prop erty at Atwood, came in from that camp Thursday and reports every thing progressing nicely. Josiah Winchester, who recently bonded a group of claims there, had begun work and the leasers were also start ing iii. On his company's claims Mr. Stewart said work was being cen tred on a new perpendicular shaft, which is expected to strike the ledge that showed so rich on the surface, at a depth of sixtv or seventy feet. The shaft is now down forty feet. Pump at Work. The newly arrived pump for the Rpscue wns put in position this week, and has cleared the shaft of the wat er that had accumulated there. The pump is able 1o handle all the water that will likely come in hereafter, so that sinking cnn proceed without in erruption. The shaft is now down a lit tle more than 300 feet. Tonopah Treasure Company. This company, which is composed principally of Los Angeles men, is opening up two promising claims in the Lone Mountain coiintrv, one mile west of the Stone Cabin Two strong ledges have been opened up, nnd each is producing good ore, carrying val ues in lead, silver and gold.. Has Struck Water. Frank S. Work, superintendent of the Newhouse properties at Hanna pah, was in town yesterday, and in response to the inquiry "anything new?" said that water was coming into the mines at the rate of 30,000 gallons per day. Machinery is in place to handle the flow. Tonopah Golden Gate. The main shaft on this property is down 140 feet, and a. few days ago ledge matter, carrying considerable quartz, with low values, was pene trated. The management feels much elated over the prospect. Tonopah West. Superintendent Bradley reports that the shaft is now down sixty feet and is still following ore. Buy your drugs at Townley Bros. Cut prices on every article." LOCAL CONCKNTHATK8. Cut rate prices on everything at Townley Bros. John Y. McKane, of the Hashrouck mine, is at Lake Tahoe with his wife. Miss Lillie Kester, of Brownsville, Ore., Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Cussiii. Chris Malatesta returned Thurs day from an extended trip to San Francisco. You have not seen all of Tonopah till you visit Casey & Arden's Mer chants' Cafe. Josiah Winchester and T. L. Oddie returned Sunday from a brief visit to Atwood district. You don't know how good a meal ,vou can get in Tonopah till you try the Merchants' Cafe. Tom Logan left Wednesday for Atwood where he is interested In some mining leases. It is reported that the Randsburg strike "has been settled, the miners gaining all the points they demanded. The international yacht race did not take place off the Atlantic coast on the 19th hist, owing to the lack of wind. Carl Stoddard left lust night for Mexico, where he will remain for several months putting in cyanide plants. George Henry Hewitt, an assayer from Massachusetts, is a recent arri val in Tonopah and will engage in business. J. R. Duftield returned yesterday from Grandpa district und is much elated over the prospects of the new gold camp. The mother, sister and brother of Chris McCarthy, of the North Star company, arrived last night from Randsburg. Bids for surveying Walker Lake Indian reservation will be received untiMhe28th Inst. See "ad" on seventh page. Sandy Lochrie, discoverer of the big group of claims which has been recently sold at Tokop, is spending a few days in town. John Livingston, the young miner who was so severely injured at the Husbrouck two weeks ago, has so far recovered as to be able to sit up. Andrew J. Burke, author of the Nevada eight-hour law of 1901. was elected president of the Miners Un ion organized lust week at Stateliue, Utah. , Sandy McDonald left for Rands burg lust Sunday, From there he will go to Jjas Vegas, where he ex pects to engage in the freighting business. H. T. Bragdon, president of the Tonopah Golden Gate coinpuny, has, with his family, recently moved Into a commodious cottuge, built by him on Butler Heights. The Golden Jewelry company will present to the. one making the high est score at the bowling alley on Labor day, a handsomely hand carved "pony stein," now on exhibition at the store. H. H. Clark, superintendent of the Tonopah Golden Gate, is recovering from what at one time promised to be a serious Indisposition. Mr. Clark expect his family here about the first, and they will become perman ent residents. The Diamond Drill." The diamond drill in the Mizpah, which become "fltchered" and hung in the hole, several weeks ago, was fished out last week, and on Tuesday, after the hole hnd bepn completely encased, it wns again started down ward. The hole is now down nearly 300 feet below the 700-foot station, and it will be pushed at least 1200 feet more. In this distance it is ex pected that it will not, only penetrate new ore bodies, but it will dem onstrate whether or not water can be secured. Back on a Visit. Charles E. Morris, one of the larg. est stockholders of the Montana To nopah company, wns an arrival on Thursday morning's stage, and will remain in town for a short while. Charley is alwnys a welcome visitor in Tonopah, where he has won scores of friends bv his many sterling quali ties. Mr. Morris is accompanied by M. L. McDonald, a prominent min ing man and engineer of Butte, who is connected with the Pittsburg. Montana Smelting company. Commissioners Waking Up. A correspondent writes from Bel mont that "after twenty-seven years of service the platform and steps of the court house have been replaced with new ones which are comfortably wider." Evidently the commission ers are coming around to the needs of civilization. Broke an Arm. While playing a few days ago, Vina, the six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Shields, accidentally fell and broke her right arm. Dr. Piper was sent for and reduced the frac ture and the child is doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances. MOP COUNTRY SHOWING IIP WELL A Coisiderahle Force of Wei How En ptojrel" ii the New Caep. ' L. L, Patrick returned Monday from the Tokop district, where he had been for two weeks Inaugurating work for the Tokop Mining company. He states that active development has now begun, and that soon the value of the district as a producer of gold will be proven. The Company has completed the building of an of fice, boarding and bunk house, black smith shoo, stables, etc.. and all ar- rungements have been made- to ac commodate a working force of twenty-five men. Seventeen are now employed and more will be added as soon us room can be made for them. Work has begun on four of the company's claims, and they are all showing up well. On the Tokop vein, which is thirty feet wide, crosscuts are being run on the surface. A shaft is ulso being sunk on the foot wall side of the vein in fairly good ore. On the Juno claim two shifts are running a tunnel in on the ledge, which, at the point of operation, is eight feet wide and averages (28 in free gold. The Golden Gate has a t welve-foot ledge that assays 114 in gold, and is being opened up by a shaft. Two shifts are now employed. The Mono is another claim that promises well, and at present is being prospected bv trenches and crosscuts on the surface. A force is also employed sinking for water. When Mr. Patrick came away, the well was sixty-five feet deep, the ground was getting moist, and the hope was entertained that 100 feet depth would give all the water desired. At the present time water is hauled seven miles. The Texas company, which was re cently financed by F. S. Kelly, Is working a force of nine men on the St. Louis claim, which Is located only a short distance from the Tokop company's property. Commencing on the surface with less than three feet of ore, at the bottom of the shaft, now seventy feet, the company has a strong five-foot ledge, which carries good, substantial values, Quite a number of prospectors are at work In the district, and as a re sult ot their labor, it is likely that several paying properties will be opened up. MACHINlUtY AltltiVlNG. Batteries for the New Mill Have Been Put in Place. A steam (Killer, funks, ore breuk er and two five-stump batteries for the mill being erected by the Tono puh Mining, Milling nnd Development company on the ground west of the Midway, have arrived and been put In position. The foundation for all the machinery has been completed for several weeks past, but the non arrival of the different parts of the mill has delayed construction consid erably. However, it Is now arriving in fairly good time, and it will not be many weeks before the stamps are dropping. The mill, when completed, will be one of the most substantial in the state, and with the concentrating tables which will be attached, will be able to successfully treat all the different kinds of ore that exist in the Tonopah district. The rnachinerv for the Kinkaid mill at the KlngTonopuh property is also arriving and soon that will be in working shape. Mills are the true solution of the problem that has confronted Tono pah, and when they are in operation, the rest will be easy, and we will have the greatest mining camp on earth. Distinguished People Coming. Word has been received from Con gressman Van Duzer stating that he would leave New York on the 29th for Tonopah. Accompanying bint will be Congressman Livingston of Georgia, C. C. Glover of Washington, S. C. Slater of New York, and sev eral other prominent gentlemen of the east. Prom Mound House to So daville the party will engage a spe cial train. Drilling Contest. A number of enterprising business men of the town have raised a purse of $200 ai d will award it to the win ners of the drilling contest which will occur on Labor Day. It is expected that quite a bit more will be collected and added to the purse, thus making it an incentive for some good work. Several teams are now practicing for the contest. Visitors Prom Ohio. L. W. Rakestraw and F. E. Ickes, prominent citizens of Toledo, Ohio, are in Tonopah, the guests of Judge L. O. Ray. Since orriving, the gen tlemen have visited the Ray district, and today they will make a tour through the big mine.