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. . ' . VOL. L. % YERINGTON, NEVADA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1908. NUMBER 4 IN YEBINGTON THE SPRING CAMPAIGN IS ON IN EARNEST IS GREATEST IS MOUNTAIN VIEW OF THEM ALL Another wonderful strike of gold ore characterized this weeks’ Alterations at Mountain View. At the very grass roots on its lease or. the Itig Twenty claim, the Mason Valley Mining and Leasing company has encountered a one-foot vein of ore that runs $13H in gold per ton. Sacking the rich stuff is now in progress and a large shipment will un doubtedly go forth at an early date. The Hig Twenty adjoins the property of the Wilson Gold Mines company and carrirs the east extension of the lead upon which on the latter such sensa tional discoveries have Ix-eii recorded. Mountain View at the present time is beyond the question of a doubt one of j the most wonderful gold districts ever i discovered in the slate of Nevada. It * may l>c said without fear of successful contradiction that its surface showing has never been equalled in the history of gold mining in Nevada. With but a few weeks’ developments it lias two pro ducing properties, each of which is min ing high grade ore. Tlte district was brought into the lime light by tlie Wilson Gold Mines com pany, a corporation composed of Ycr ingtoii parties. Within 30 days of lie ginning active development on this ground a shoo, of exceptionally rich ore was encountered in the shape of a well defined vein averaging alxnit 7 feet in width carrying average values lieyond #HXI in gold to the ton. This discovery in itself is nothing short of remarkable. In two days' time 13 tons of the ore were extracted and operations on the ore body have showed no signs of its decreasing in size or values. Oil the contrary, there is every indication that this ledge will produce not only thous ands, but hundreds of thousands of dollars. “One strike doth tread upon another's heels so fast they follow," might a well known quotation lie paraphrases! to cite conditions at Mountain View in a nut shell. Of the many leases given out on ad joining estates hut one has gotten down to business. Now comes the news from the caiii|> that this lease is sacking high grade ore. When we take into consid eration the fact that the main ore body from which the rich rock is being ex tracted can la* traced for over 40(H) feet ami every foot of it is to la- worked by leasers, the phenomenal possibilities of Mountain View are at once apparent. Absolutely, without exception, Moun tain View is one ot the greatest discov eries ever made anywhere. Taking the ages of IsUli camps into consideration it is far and away ahead of even the great •'>oldfield. Rawhide, a hustling camp before operations had Itegun at Mountain View, can, at this time, not Ik- compared with the latter. These comparisons are not drawn in any way calculated to de tract one iota from the greatness of either Coldfield or Rawhide. This paper would not sloop to so ignorantly use an argu ment by such means. However, the facts are as stated and the Times is will ing to hack its reputation for veracity on the statements made. * Mountain View is great, and ns the weeks roll by it will be greater and |s>s sibly greatest. The new camp is a short ride from Yerington, which naturally makes this place the nucleus for the trade of the district. Again, people el) route to Mountain View will have an op portunity to see one of the world's great est copper camps Yerington. — -a—« Annual Meeting Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting ot the stockholders of the Reno Verington Copper Co., will he held at (he office of the company in the law office of Baker & Miller, Main st., Yer ■itgton, Lyon county, Nevada, on tile 7»to day of February, 1908, at 2 o’clock p. ill. At this meeting officers for the ensu oig year will he elected and any or all business will be transacted that may he necessary or desirable fot the last inter ests of the company. Chas. H. Miu.kr, Secretary. J«». 25, 1908. Larger Properties Start Upon j! Road That Leads to Wealth * « 'I'lie spring campaign lias opened in earnest in the Yerington ! district. On every hand are signs of renewed activity which be* ! speak for the year 1908 a glorious record. $ With but very few exceptions, every property of unyconse 4 quence has resumed upon a scale unprecedented in the history Of * Yerington. * What a wonderful future is ahead of us ! The mind can not 4 picture it in all its fruitful reality. Of many things we are eer 4 taitj, among them the productive stage to which our mines will | obtain. Let the cry of the booster of each other camp pierce the air 4 until its sounds are echoed by the blue dome of heaven and Yer 4 ington will still be far and away in the lead. 4 You who are unacquainted with the magnitude of the Yer 4 ington district can have but little conception of its greatness ; it 4 would be hard for you to appreciate its extent without a personal J visit. If you were told that the town of Yerington lies in the J center of the greatest mineral country both in extent and rich J ness in the golden State of Nevada, you would ponder upon what J you considered an exaggeration. No one could blame you for 4 that. The truth, however, is none the less unadulterated w hen the 4 claim is made. J Wherever the eye may gaze, to the nearest or the remotest J distances men are disemboweling the sagebrush-clad hills that J shoot their heights into the heavens. Mines of gold, silver and 4 copper with promises to be fulfilled or already assured are adding 4 to the wealth of the world. I And Yerington the city. Have you ever stopped to consider 4 the wonderful opportunities presented in nearly every walk of life in the cities and towns of the only frontier state in all the \ Union? History has told you of cities built upon the plains and 2 in the hills of the far west. Yes, some have “crumbled to dust 4 away.” The future years will witness the death knell of even 2 some Nevada towns. They cannot last for all time; the greed for 2 gold will lay them low. 2 As compared with the other Nevada towns, Yerington is to- 2 day the most substantial. No other city in the state has such a 2 wonderful country to draw upon. At its doors are the richest 2 high-grade copper mines in the world, now giving employment to 2 a great many men. Also, recent discoveries are opening up a 2 gold producing section at our very doors that promise to rival the 2 greatest camps of the new Nevada. 2 On top of all, Yerington is in the heart of Nevada’s greatest 2 agricultural valley that is blessed with as tine a climate as can be 2 found anywlieie. A railroad is coming within the year; it is 2 promised that the city will be on the main line of a transconti- 2 nental road before many months shall have passed on to history. 2 What think you of Yerington? Through the financial crisis it 2 remained upon a solid basis; the workmen employed in the mines 2 and in the town were paid in cash. Few towns in not only Ne- 2 vada but in America can boast of as fair a record. 2 Yerington has come to stay. Its ideal location has made it 2 possible to adorn it with the beauties of nature. A water and a t sewerage system are about to be installed, already the city is well ♦ supplied with churches aud schools aud the tax rate is the lowest * in the State. 2 It is to such places that one must look for opportunity. Yer- 2 , ington defines the term as clearly as does Webster. 2 CALIFORNIA CAPITAL TO DREDGE FOR GOLD ON THE CARSON RIVER AT DAYTON • •«<•«•«»•«•*<«««««»»•*«*«*»** ♦♦♦♦♦«♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦ •♦♦♦♦♦♦ • 1 ,- - * ♦ J. H. Hill of Oroville, Cal, is in Dayton for the purpose of making arrangements to dredge the Carson river j l at and near that point for gold. Some time since Hill examined the ground and expressed himself as satisfied that the j l ground could be profitably worked. He and his associates will follow the same methods adopted in the rivers of Califor* ♦ t nia Millions of dollars in amalgam lie somewhere on the bottom of the Carson river. The dredge will endeavor to un/ $ ♦ earth the same. The accompanying illustration shows the style pf dredger that will be used. Lyon county is, therefore, J t shown up again by one of its diversified resources. | ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦•♦•»+••• ««♦♦♦■»♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦»» ♦ ********** _———«— Back From Rawhtde Clias. McLeod, one of the discoverers of Rawhide and one of its prospective millionaires, lias returned to his \eriug ton home after a visit of several days to the camp. He re|Kirts the liveliest times imaginable at Rawhide. T he boom that has set in will likely prove the state's banner rush. New finds are being made almost daily, which bespeak the per manency of the camp and a wonderful production. Mr. McLeod is a native of Mason Val ley. His good fortune is the source of the greatest pleasure to all who know him and who are acquainted with his sterling qualities. li. H. Whitacre is another who will reap a harvest in the golden camp. He is possessed of some of the finest ground in the camp which will add thousands to his bank roll. Yerington is prominently identified with the development of Rawhide. The success attending this work will prove of value to the state’s greatest copper camp, as no small amount of the returns will be invested in Yerington —the camp with a glorious past, a brilliant present and £ remarkable future. Superintendent of the Nevada Mission Rev. G. C. King, will, in all probability, arrive in YerinKton today, and if In does will preach in the Methodist church tomorrow at both set vices. OREM TALKS OF SMELTER AND IMRJUL. After an examination of th^ Ipliftugs of the Nevada-Douglas properties, A. J* Orem and party departed Wednesday for-' Boston by way of Salt Lake City. In an interview with a Times repre sentative, Mr. Orem expressed himself as greatly pleased with the progress that has been made since his last visit of two months ago. While he considered the improvements shown in the lower levels of the Ludwig as nothing short of wonderful, he clearly believes that the parent property, the Ne vada-Douglas, the real thing of the Ne vada-Douglas company’s family. It ia in the latter, he declares, where the main ore bodies are entombed, and states that future work will reveal the truth of his predictions. “We are seriously considering the early construction of a railroad from our properties to the main line of the South ern Pacific company at or near Wabuska. We have proven the Nevada-Douglas to be one of the greatest copper proposi tions in the world and do not propose to allow any obstacles to be placed in the way oi us iuiure urvciupmnii. ucm/* on account of transportation facilities will not be tolerate*!. We have been promised a road for some time, bat have decided to wait no longer. We are in a position to build a road of our own, which, after all, will be to the advantage of the Nevada-Douglas interests. “As to the smelter, I win say that we will soon be able to begin work on the same. Of course, this is a matter which demands serious and careful considera tion. As soon as our sampling and ex periments shall have been concluded, Yerington will witness a move towards a smelter.” O. A. Williamson, the English mining engineer who accompanied the partv, spent his time thoroughly sampling the property and studying the country in all its details as it relates to mining. Mr. Williamson is decidedly English. He is pleasant and affable and took a keen interest in the trip. It was not expected that lie would say a great deal, consequently his failure to submit to a lengthy interview was in no manner a disappointment. “My report,” said he, “will be pre pared in due time and turned over to Mr. Orem. Then, I presume, if he so decides it will be made public. You can wait, can’t you?” 1 lie l imes was presemeu wun a num ber of handsome specimens of native copper taken from the drift from the 650-foot level of the Ludwig. The in tention is to drive the shaft to the 850 foot level as soon as possible. Work to accomplish that end will begin at once. Superintendent Arentz has just re turned from a tour of the east. Every where he went there was a manifest in terest taken in Yerington and its possi bilities, He says he believes Yerington at the present time has the call so far as copper camps are concerned. Western Nevada Preparations are now in progress for an immediate resumption of operations at the Western Nevada. Superintendent Britt is on the ground, having arrived the latter part of last week from Salt Lake City. He at once proceeded to tb* mine to place everything in readiness. T1 e Western Nevada is a Newhouse holding; it has one of the finest show ings of any copper property in the dis trict. In the underground workings an enormous tonnage is exposed. The prop erty is equipped with electrical power and machinery of the most modern design. The company is supplied with a strong treasury making it not only possible bat advantageous to continue development most consistently. At the time of the shut-down the mine was never in better shape; in fact, operations would have continued right on through the panic irrespective of the condition of the money market but for slight differences that arose on account of the demands of labor.