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- -- ^ ___■■ • "^rr — VOL. XLIX. ,^-J~ • - r-rmsps ---r—-=5=-r^rprr ______VKRINGTQN, NEVADA. SATURDAY. fjffl.MBhR 4t H IARKABLE RECORD OF WEVADA DOII6LAS. IOPERTY ISIZJZ3IZS^3SJ^SIIIISI1SIZZISII3SIII35ISSSIISSSI>SSSSISSISI3IIISIISISSSISZ^SIISSIIS^SSIISSIISS5IS55SS5SS!SSSS5S5SS225SS55!^»S!^«5I3P*:' YERINGTON’S PREMIER ESTATE A WONDERFUL PRODUCER OF COPPER I *ucaiu,y l,,e xNevaaa-lJouglas is one of wonderful t t pr(>diictiou. It is, in fact, tile story of Yerington. As it has t l risen froni a Prospect to one of the greatest copper mines in ♦ i world, so has Yerington grown from a struggling farm- ♦ l ing community to one of the most substantial towns in the t t golden state of Nevada. 4 J Scarce a stone’s throw from the world-famed Comstock, ♦ t jt begins to appear as though the years to come will record ♦ l a b story as vivid and as wonderful. In that history, written ♦ f on the wall in a handwriting which does not require the * l prophetic vision of a Daniel to decipher, the Nevada-Douglas ♦ X towers Caesar like in its might to symbolize the finding of J $ Yerington a “city of clay and leaving it a city of marble.” ♦ t "I expect to putas much ore in sight that can be.meas- ♦ l tired with a tape within the next six months as is to be * t found in any property in western Nevada,” was the state- ♦ X tuent of General Manager W. C. Orem a few weeks since. ♦ t Recent developments on the property would seem to justify J X him at this time broadening his statement to include all ♦ X Nevada. ♦ J In the east crosscut from the main tunnel on the Doug- X J las proper a body of ore has been encountered showing a f X width of 12 feet, carrying values from 5^ to 111/2 percent J X copper. The ore is a carbonate, encountered about ♦ X 150 feet from the surface. This latest find, in conjunction * | with Jhe famous Ludwig, of the same company, places the * 4 ♦ Entrance to Main Tunnol on Novada-Douglas f property in a class by itself beyond a peradventure. t ♦ ” Teams are kept busy hauling the raw product from the J t mine to the railroad, showing that in this wonderful prop- t t erty there are no curtailments in point of production. livery T t pound of ore shipped averages in the neighborhood ol 20 j t percent. 1 ^ But as a producer does the Nevada-Douglas shine out * t pre-eminently the brightest star in the copper firm iment. ♦ j Since tlie rSth d.iy of July this property has shipped $250*0 J J net worth of the red metal into the Silt l, ike in irket. \ >tt j £ may say there are copper mines that have surpassed that j J record. But wait, every ounce of that ore represents just ^ 4 such as was extracted during development and was not the j t result of sloping. Are there many copper mines in such a J ♦ class? i t The Douglas is but one of the many Yerington mines J + making remarkable records. This camp is destined to be f t America’s greatest high grade producer. J t General Manager \V. C. Orem is now visiting the Ne- J J vada Douglas from Salt I.ake. A rumor is current that the j J company intends to shortly begin the erection of a smelter J ♦ near the workings. This matter has been occupying the j ♦ minds of the directors for some tint'. An excellent site is t I ♦ t offered which cannot result ill any harm to vegetation on ac- ^ ; * count of fumes for the very simple reason that there is no j 1 ♦ vegetation there. X « ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦ »■»♦ ♦♦♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦ » ♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ i MOUNTAIN VIEW IS ! i ON 11IE QUI VIVE j Since the Wilson Gold Mines company has seen fit to spend a sum of money in the development of its holdings at Mouti- j tain View, the district has been receiving an impetus that seems likely to develop into a genuine boom at an early date. Mountain View is already a district | that, is worthy the attention of capital, j The surface showings there are nothing , short of marvelous, there being many immense veins traversing the country carrying values that would seem to prove the existence of immense bodies of ore. The property of the Wilson Gold Mines company is unquestionably the premier holding of the district. It shows high-grade ore in quantity on the sur face and occurs in a decomposed talc, which rentiers its extraction very eco nomical. Secretary George F. Willis visited the j ground last Sunday. He is, perhaps, j t he most enthusiastic member of the com pany. He has tvAy faitfi in the claim upon which the shaft is now being sunk. ‘‘I have devoted a considerable por tion of my life to mining,” says he, “but I never did see a piece of ground that | struck me so forcibly as this one. I have always believed, as I do now, that it will eventually prove a good and consistent shipper. If it does not, I’m the worst fooled man in the country.” vSeveral parties have recently inspected j the estate with a view of investing in the stock of the company. It is a significant fact that these individuals have secured some large blocks of stock. The company itself represents the heaviest interests in Mason Valley, being composed of men who have dwelt here many years and whose dealings prove them w’orthy of the trust of investors , money. M'CONNELL IS NEARING ORE The shaft i i the McConnell is still going through the garnetized lime cap ping that in the -Yerington district has always preceded the ore bodies. hast week’s Times was in error when it stated that the capping had just been encountered. On the contrary, the shaft has been in it for some time and indi cations are that at no very greater depth the ore body will be broken into. Superintendent Spencer is well pleased with the present appearance of the prop erty and seems quite confident th.it almost any day will witness a good find in the lower levels. The McCmnell shipped ore tn mV year's ago and is experiencing the same George Gunn Inspects the Mason Valley George Gunn of the Mason Valley company arrived in Yerington the first of the week from Salt bake for the pur pose of looking over the porperty Mr. Gunn could not have expressed himself better when he said it was one of the biggest propositions he had ever seen, considering the amount of de velopment that has been accomplished. Operations have been somewhat handi capped there of late, due to the burning out of one of the transformers, which it seems has been next to impossible to re place owing to the unsettled conditions of YVestingliouse affairs. A pump will shortly lie installed to handle the water that has been en countered in the winze sunk from the upper tunnel. In addition, the pump ing plant that is to be used to convey water from the YValker river to the mine will soon be in running order, providing an unlimited supply for all puqioses. The Mason Valley is unquestionably one of the greatest properties in the Yerington district, showing an immense body of ore that will average -11 per cent and better. --• K F Baker of Susanville. California, has opened a gallery north of the New Home hotel. Mr. Baker comes well rec ommended, and those wishing g<xx work should see him. _a_A— . ■ —— CLOSED FOR WINTER SEASON Win. McKwen, who has been operat ing on an extensive scale at Arrow Head all summer, came to Yerington from the property Thursday evening last and con tinued on to California, where he will spend the winter months. Mr. McKwen informs the Times that his company has suspended operations for the winter due to the fact that it was not prepared to withstand the storms on a count of the inability to secure ma terial for the construction of winter qU\sktd concerning the mines he said they were never in better shape. On the dividing line between the king and Queen claims a shaft has been sunk to depth of 100 feet, at which point the X is four feet Wide and averaging Ul values in gold. Drift, have been nm on the vein for a considerable d.s tai.ee, the values maintaining their high StMrarMcKwe.. stated that as soon as , onens the company will renew operations^wl carry them on indefinitely. Editions as nurked the g-t,^ a„d Bluestone while the. going development. YERINGTON WILL RANK WITH THE BEST Companies in the District Are Well Financed to Carry on Campaigns of Development J. II. Turner, who has 1>een at the Del Norte county, (California), copper prop ties which he and other Salt Lakers are operating there, came in from Yering ton, where he stopped off, yesterday morning, preceded a few hours by Isaac Sparey, another memljer of the syndi cate. In addition to what was reported by W. Mont Terry u]h>ii his arrival from the coast a few days ago, Mr. Turner says that during the past two months buildings for the accommodations of the miners and other employes, have been erected and everything has been placed in tip-top shape for the campaign ahead. At Yerington, Mr. Turner, says, every thing is running along splendidly. The strike that was recently declared by the Huckskin Union against the Nevada Douglas was soon declared off and there are now no evidences that the camp will l>e disturbed at all by la!>or troubles. At the Mason Valiev, which he visited, the upper tunnel workings are still l>eing I crowded ahead through ore. while the winze recently started in the rich streak reported at the time, is still being sunk in a character of ore that is good to see. Power drills are being operated by this time, he says, and rapid progress will ! now be made in driving the lower tun nel. The Yerington Consolidated is push ing work in !>oth tunnels on its property, but as there is approximately 1<K> feet in each to drive yet before the ore can lie reached there is nothing new to report there. Cross-cutting for the contact on the 200-foot level of the Ironsides is pro gressing through highly mineralized stuff and that a big liody of fine ore will soon lie encountered there is no reason | to doubt. The Yerington Copper company’s ground is looking better than at any time j in its history. Rich copper ore is lieing sacked right along ami the work is pro- i gressing in a formation that is ideal for ; the making of huge and rich ore bodies, j and these may be expected before long. ; (rtxxl results, he says, are being oh- ; tained everywhere in the district and, as j most of the companies are well financed ; for the campaigns of development, the j district is going to rank with the liest of i ' them before long. —Salt bake Herald. I ♦ I ! t Telegraphic advices are to the effect that the great copper surplus i ♦ which is said to have played a part in the recent copper slump has been * l about used up, occasioned by heavy buying orders from the European ♦ ■ ♦ countries. The curtailments in production will necessarily cause a heavy ♦ t demand to set in before the first of the year, which should send the price $ ♦ up several notches. The Times looks to see the red metal at 16 cents lx- ♦ i fore the expiration of thirty days and to reach 18 cents within ninety days. • ♦ Yesterday’s quotation was 14.25. ^ SACKING HIGH-GRADE Sacking ore continues to mark opera tions on the South Bluestone. This prop erty starts out with a record unsurpassed ' in this great district. It is one of the few estates that is mining copper ore from the grass nxjts down. By the time the annual assessment is finished, at the present rate of production, enough cop per ore will have been extracted to pay for the work and have a snug surplus to the company’s credit. The South Bluestone company is com posed of Yerington and Tonopah capit alists, among them being T. K. Edwards, a pioneer of Tonopah and one of the or iginal locators of the great Montgomery - Shoshone at Bulllrog. -♦ ---— Subscribe for the Times. CONSTRUCTION BEGUN Construction work In s begun on the the new l>ank building being ertcted by the Lyon County bank. Masons are now engaged in putting the brick in place. When completed the new liank struct ure will lie one of the most substantial edifices in the city. With, the beginning of operations here, it makes the third big building going up in the same neighborhood, representing an outlay of more than $50,000. -«.—«. Lost.—Between Yerington and the ! Rock Camp, a gasoline case contain ing a pair of gent’s patent leather shoes, a pair of ladies' shoes and a nightgown. Finder will please leave at thin office or send to H. L. Smith, Schurz, Nevada, Dressmaking ami ladies’ tailoring. Mrs. Tlios. Mc<Triff. Nevada street. I Good Progress On Yerington Consolidated Superintendent J. A. Carpenter of the j Yerington Consolidated was down from ■ the property Wednesday. He reports progress l>eing made in the opening up of the estate with satisfactory results. Operations consist of driving two tun- ! nels to tap the different veins that crop \ prominently on the surface and which carry good values in the red metal. One of these tunnels, that being driven on the King Fisher claim, is now in a dis- j tance of 500 feet. The other, known as the Woods tunnel, has reached a dis tance of AtK) feet. Calculations point to the striking of the ore body within the next 100 feet, in each instance. The Yerington Consolidated is owned by the Nevada-Douglas people, and is a valuaHe asset to their already extensive holdings in this district. It lies Iret ween : the Mason Valley and the Milestone, which in itself is an almost safe guaran tee ilmt it will make into one of the very best holdings in the district. Superintendent Carpenter has lieen in j charge of the property about one month, having come to Yerington from Grass j Valley, California. He is confident that the Consolidated will develop into a pro- . ducer at no distant date, an opinion | shared by all who have had occasion to j inspect the Showings there. IMPROVEMENTS ON FLYER The contractors driving the working 1 shaft on the Flyer group are now down to a depth of over 20 feet and are mak ing splendid headway. Superintendent Pringle visited the property Tuesday. Kacli visit adds to his confidence in the acreage. The for mation at the bottom of the shaft is straightening up wonderfully and sul- ! pliides of iron are coming in, an indi cation that forecasts the encountering t f ore in properties in that locality. The Flyer group is one of the mo t recent incorporations. Its showing con - pares favorably with the great Kennedy : Consolidated; in fact, there are the se ; who do not hesitate to say that it is ev> n | lietter. It is purely a gold proposition up to this time, but it is believed that copper will l>e encountered with depth. The contract calls for a 100-foot shaft, i When that point shall have been reached, ! the company intends to cross-cut and drift as well as let another contract for an additional 1(X( feet. There is every reason to believe, judg ing by the surface showings, that the tUer will make a mine, in ail senses of tiie word. -♦ „ ! Read the Times. *- • * ' jNEVADA ANSWERS ! j TO HER CRITICISERS j Nevada answers her critics in records if production. Last week $60,000 was shipped from the mint at Carson City to San Francisco, the result of a three weeks’ cleanup from the Nevada mines. Last year Nevada’s guitr* in the pro duction of gold was greater than that of inv state in the Union, the output ex ceeding that of the previous y.ear by jtd,915,.SOO. In Colorado. Montana, Cali fornia, Washington, Idaho and Wyo ming, the output fell off. Nevada and Alaska Insisted the national output to an increase of $6,000,000 over that of 190.S. The records of production for the year 1907, made in the face of labor troubles ind depressed business conditions, bid fair to far outstrip those of 19< 6. ToCollier’s Weekly,Charles M. Schwab ind the otherwise oracles of finance who have cast slurs on the State there can be uo more effective answer than the citation nf these figures. U ndoubtedly worthless properties nave lieen exploited. But has not this lieen the case in every great mining district in the world? And who have lieen busiest in exploiting these properties? Have they not been eastern men, op erating with eastern methods and grab bing the money in the characterist c Eastern way? What Nevada knows ulxiut fake mining methods she lias learned from the east. When Schwab boosts 15-cent mining stock up to $15 and then sells it to his $2 a day employes, why of course Ne vada is to blame when it drops some where near its normal level. When we are busy digging gold and breaking rec ords of production, and eastern fakirs get busy ami txxmi worthless claims, why of course Nevada is to lie charged wish the resulting disaster. l,et Collier’s and Cliaile* M. Schwab point lo a single notorious instance of wildcatting that lias not been engineered bv eastern men. Goldfield Chronicle. WIFE-BEATER IS SENTENCED Because lie lieat his wife last Wednes dav afternoon, A Hart Donnell must stay in jail 50 days ami in addition pay a fine of 5200. He plead guilty yesterday tie fore Judge Hannon and received the punishment above stated. Woe to the wifebeaters is the slogan of the officers of the city. For the man who beats his wife there are absolutely no extenuating circumstances. The jus Itiee meled out to Donnell will likely prove interesting to others when they feel tempted to do as lie did.