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DAILY EDITON Pioneer Paper of Eastern Nevada *J Established in 1868 VOL I ELY, WHITE PINE COUNTY. NEVADA. TUESDAY. JANUAKY 29 1907 NO. Ill HUNDREDS MEET DEATH IN ONE DAY’S HARVEST Four Hundred Miners in Prussia are En tombed After Explosion From Fire Damp; More Than Half Perishing in Flames or From Suffocation Sarbruck-Heinsh, Prussia, Jan. 28—More Ilian four hundred miners were entombed early this morn ing at the Reden shaft by an explosion of lire damp. Two hundred bodies and seventeen dangerously injured miners have been taken fiom the mine. An; outbreak of lire has driven back the rescuers. It is] estimated that from thirty to forty men are still ini the pit. Paris, Jan. 28—A terrible disaster involving the loss of scores of lives, has occurred at Liven, in the: Courses district. The explosion was caused by lire damp LADIES OF CHURCH CALLED TO MEET Arrangements For New Protestant Episcopal Rector Wi!! Ke Com pleted at®Mrs. Holtzman’s Wednesday Afternoon Mrs. R. H. Holtz man has called a meeting of the Ladies’ Sunday School AsBociationjJto meet at her home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock to discuss the building of the new church, of which Rev. George C. Hunting of Salt Lake City will be the resident pastor. An urgent request has: been issued to all members to be present. Dr. Hunting is recovering from an operat.on for appendicitis, recently performed at St. Mary’s Hospital in Salt Lake. He is expected in Ely in the iv.nr future, and will take up his permanent abode here, holding services in temporary quarters until the new church is ready for occupancy. At the meet'ng on Wednesday„the question of providing a residence for Dr. Hunting and other business of im portance will come up for discussion. ALL ON WATER WAGON NOW Rickard, Cordiner and Marks Agree to Pay Forfeits For Get ting Off Vehicle It is the “water wagon” now for M. F. Rickard, A. C. Cordiner and J. R. Marks. The first one that alights from the vehicle will have to pay money, and there is much interest in the outcome. Owing to their personal popularity and the frepucncy with which they have been invited to join in a friendly glass, they have experienced some difficnlty in keeping in the vicinity of the “water wagon” without getting actually upon it, and so one day Rickard and Cordi ner agreed to take front seats, way up on top, with the understanding thst the one who first dropped the whip would pay the other $100. After they had been on the omnibus a day or two, Marks got wind of the agreement, and he, too, joined the happy throng, with the understanding that he would pay Rickard $50 i*. he grew tired and vice versa. All three have now been total ab stainers for ten days. They seem to enjoy the arrangement, and it may be some time before any bets are cashed. Ely Stocks fn New York (Reported by Hank of Ely) New York, Jan. 28.— Nevada Con., $18; Cumberland, $125; Giroux, $9*;Elj Con. $2J; Ely Central, $6fi; Welch $15 Silver, 68*; Copper, 24J; Money, 3J. • Statement of Business of My Consolidated Copper Company For the purpose of complying with an act of the Legislature of the State of Nevada, approved March 28, 1901, being Chapter CVIII of the Session I Laws of Nevada, for the year 1901, J Ely Consolidated Copper Company, a1 corporation under the laws of Utah, doing business at Ely, White Fine County, State of Nevada, publishes the following statement of its business of 1906, to-wit:| receipts From sale of treasury stock..$ 76,699.99 DISBURSEMENTS Paid on account of property held under option.$ 24,( 00.00 Paid for mine development .. 14,251.27 Paid for improvements, ma chinery, tools, etc. 7,273.24 Paid on account of organiza tion of company. 2,781.85 Paid on account of surveys for United States patent... 832.50 Genral expense account.... 3,729.95 Total disbursements in cash, $ 53,571.81 Stock disbursement for the purchase of mining claims, 25,000 shares of the par value of.$250,000.00 ASSETS Unissued treasury stock, 198, 300 shares; 2 unpatented mining claims he;d by or for company; 14 unpatent ed mining claims purchased by company at the time of and since its incorporation; options to purchase 12 un patented claims, upon which has been paid the sum of.$ 24,600.00 Cash on hand and in bank. 16,616.64 Accountsand bills receivable 9,721.66 LIABILITIES Due on options to purchase property, if exercised, be ing 12 claims mentioned above.$ 92,400.00 I Accounts payable. 3,927.50 | Total liabilities.$ 96,327.50 ' I certify that the foregoing is a full, true and correct statement of the busi ness of Ely Consolidated Copper Com pany, for the year 1906. Witness my hand and the seal of said Company this 23rd day of January, ; 1907. Gideon Snyder, (seal) jan28-7t-dly Secretary. jPANAMACONTRA ' GOES TO OLIVER Successful Bidder Will Sublet Por tions of Work and Employ Amer ican Negroes as Laborers Special To Tin News Washington, Jan. 28. —Following a conference at the White House it is officially announced that the contract for building the Panama Ctnal will be awarded to William D. Oliver, who, with M. B. Bangs, was the lowest bid der in the recent competition. Mr. Oliver states that he will sublet a con siderable portion of the work and that American negroes will be employed as far as possible, Ely Stocks in Sait Lake. (Reported by Ely Investment Co.) Salt Lake. Jan. 28.—Ely Witch, $1.75 bid, $1.85 asked; McDonald-Ely $1.50 bid. Market dull. MILLIONS LOST And Three Firemen Reported Missing IN BUFFALO FIRE Fifteen Men Are Caught Under Totter ing Walls of Columbia Building Spec: a i. To Thk Nfavs Buffalo, N. Y., .lun. 28.—The Columbia Building, an eight story structure at Seneca arid Wells streets, was burned this morning. The tire involved a financial loss of millions, and three liremen, of fifteen who were caught under a falling wall, are missing. DWELLINGS GO UP IN ALL DIRECTIONS Building Activity in Every Part of the Camp Keep Con tractors Busy New dwelling houses are popping up in all parts of town. A number of them are being erected by investors with the intention of renting them, the demand for dwellings being far in ex cess of the supply and the rental now being readily paid being extremely alluring. But a great many are being put up by persons who will live in them. Fred Clark has almost completed a dwelling at Lyons avenue and Sixth street, which he will rent. George Renshaw’s 32-room lodging house at Fifth and Lyons has been com menced by contractor Chamberlin. Jerome Rumbauch has completed two dwellings at Eighth and Lyons for Geo. E. Gunn and is preparing t > erect four more. G. F. Boreman is putting up another dwelling up Murry street. George Emerson has commenced work upon the Miners’ hospital at Lane City. It will be a eonfortahle and commodious structure. The cost of the building will he defrayed by the Miners’ Union. The addition to the County Hospital has been completed. Ed. Millard and Son are preparing to erect a new office building. Mrs, F. Smith has about completed arrangements for the construction of a dwelling, E. G. White is building two houses up Murry street. W. R. Bassett is building a house up Murry street which he will rent when finished. W. R. Wheeler is building a house up Murry stieet. Devoss and Cline are finishing a dwelling in the Central Ely addition. Mrs. H. P. Anderson’s residence in Lyons street, betwden Sixth and Seventh, is almost completed. George Knowles is constructing two houses back of the school house. Bakery Enlargement Nicholas Sehmittroth of the Ely Bak ery is putting up an Aulcman street ad dition to his bakery. This will enabL him to have his salesroom fronting on Aultman Street instead of G.n Street, as at present. The frame of the addition has already been completed. ‘Ji >*—s* EXPLOSION KILLS FOUR ATARMOUR’S Cylinder Head of Ice Machine Blows Out, Scattering Ammonia Over Twenty Men Special To The News Chicago, Jan. 28.—Four men were killed and sixteen others seriously injured as the result of explosion of an ice machine in the power house of Armour A Co., at Forty-fourth street and' Packers’ avenue today. Twenty men were working in the mill when the head of the cylinder upon the ice machine blew oil', filling the room with ammonia fumes. The men were instantly killed. TRAIN CROWDED WITH NEWCOMERS Nevada Northern Brings in Typial Crowd Drawn by Ely’s Greatness It was a typical crowd that the N< - vada Northern brought in last night. It represented the various types of men that Ely’s greatness has drawn into the camp. There were capitalists, here to look for profitable investments; mining experts, here to study properties which are about to be sold; business men, in j tent upon commercial opportunity; [ workers in different lines, who have I come to Ely to better their conditions. And, of course, there were returning Elyites, glad to be back once more to the scene of their activities. Among the arrivals were W. VV. Bright, a Chicago capitalist, who will probably take hold of something here; John Murphy, a Denver mining expert, who will report upon properties which are about to cnange hands; E. G. Straub of Denver, brother of Frank Straub of the Pittsburg-Ely, who is interested in Ely mines; W. B. Preston, representa tive of the Denver File Clay Chemical Company; John A Fulton, the Reno mining engineer, and others worthy of note. Other arrivals were: Mr. and Mrs. Alex Young and family of Denver. Fred Small of Reno. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Wiley of Cripple Creek. S. D. Crump, the lawyer, who is back from Denver. F. S. Mayhew1 of San Francisco. Sam P. Allison of Denton, Texas. W. F. Key ting of Salt Lake. Frank and Ralph Roseberry of Colo-, rado Springs. J. E. Little and J. O. McClain of Colorado Springs. Annual Statement of the Lead King Mining and Smelting Company fop 1906 ' Mines in Duck Creek Mining District. ; Cash received from all sources $2605.47 Cash Disbursed 2278.18 Balance on hand Dec. 31, 1906 $378.29 F. C. Ropinson, Sec. and Treas.. Salt Lake City. January 25, 1907. Jan. 29 lw V w 8 NOTICE 8 ft ft 1 BY THE ELY LIGHT AND POWER CO. jj 8 ..... 8 g All pers ms desiring wiring done, g m please call on Mr. Weller or if. £ 2 i». iliighes, at the power house. jj Names will lie taken, wiring will jj jj be done, and light will be cut in, w in regular order. ¥! 8 8 8 ELY LIGHT AND POWER CO. 8 g G. W. WELLER, Manager. g Sudden Squall Sweeps Over Harbor of Hongkong, Wrecking Fifty Chinese Junks-Hundreds Are Drowned and English Steamer Has Narrow Escape Hong Kong, Jan. 28 lost here this morning in tl by a windsquall that bl wrecked more than fifty Ohi strewn with the wreckage bodies have come ashore broke adrift but was brougl tabling any damage. Ed Rowley Dead Ed Rowley died of pneumonia last night in his house in the upper part of town. He had been sick only a short time. He came in last week from his claims south of camp with a touch of pneumonia, and on Saturday thought he had recovered sufficiently to venture forth again. He quickly suffered a re lapse and died at S.30 o'clock l ist night Mr. Rowley was about 33 years old and was from Aspen, Colo. !lis rela tives there have been notified. £Hu was owner of"the Colorado group of claims, Nos. I to 11, south of Ely, and was taken sick while doing some work upon these properties. Mrs. Magnuson’s Purchase Mrs. Theresia Magnuson has pur chased from M. Schallenberger frac tional intere.-ts in .several Black horse mining claims. These include a half interest in the Com claims Nos. 1 and 4. and the Isabel claims Nos, 1 to 5, a third interest in the Chancellor claims Nos. 1 and 2, and a quarter interest ia the Com claim No. 2 and the Lizzie claim No. e. FRANK & HERMAN FORM PARTNERSHIP 11. B. Frank, formerly superintend ent of theCold Canyon mines at Cherry Creek, and M. Herman, a former real estate operator in Cleveland, Ohio, have formed a partnership to carry on an assaying end real estate business in Ely. They are putting up an office building on Court street near Murry, adjoining Mrs. Tobey’s house. CAPITAL TURNS TO MiZPAH DISTRICT Owners of Claims Refuse Substan tial Offers for Their Uo'dint^s Banigan & Brady, the discoverers of the original group of claims in the new Mizpali district, near Spruce Siding, have refused an offer of $150,000 cash for their holdings from a Salt Lake syndicate. They are expecting millions, and a matter of a hundred thousand or so does not interest them in the least. H. C. Herrick says that things are now in shape for the onward march of the town of Mizpah, which he believes will be a very lively place in a short time. J. Alpert has bought out the interest of his partner, S. A. Meyer, in the Sue cess group of eight claims near Mizpah Father von Ree Departs Rev. Father von Ree, who for the past two Sundays has hel I services in Sacred Heart chapel, leaves this morn ing for Salt Lake, where ho is attached to the Catholic Cathedral, lie says that a priest will doubtless be sent to Ely during Holy We I-. Me is greatly impressed with Ely muI believes that it will become a populous city. Son Burn to betliunes Mr.--. M. F. Rickard received word yesterday from Sun Francisco that a son had been born to Mr. and Mrs. George Bethune on January 2nd, and that the advent of the little one is be ing joyously celebrated in the home circle. Mr. Bethune is an assay or who has spent considerable time in Ely but whose business is now in *he western part of the State. Mrs. Bethune is a well known writer. -Hundreds of lives were le space of a few mi mites ew over the harbor and nese craft. The harbor is of the junks and many The river steamer Paul it to anchor without sus LEAD KING SHIPS ORE FROM McGILL Cars Are Being Filled at the Smelter Siding By Wagons From Mine Shipment of lead ore has already be gun at Duck Creek. The mine owners have been prepared for some time to ship to I ho Sail Luke smelters, but have been waiting for the completion of side tracks on the Nevada Northern for their use. The manager of the Lead King mine has now arranged with the railroad company for the handling of cars from the siding at the McGill smelter site. The ere is being hauled from the mine, two miles away, by wagon, and dumped into cars. It is intended to continue shipments steadily as fast as the cars can be ob tained for transportation to the smel ters. Other Duck Creek lead mining com panies will probably also soon com mence shipping. A portion of the Lead King ground in tho early days was worked for its extremely high-grade values and from a very shallow hole the early operator took several shipments of ore that averaged above 80 per cent lead. He left, however, a large amount of rock that could have been used by him even under the difficult circumstances then prevailing, but the present owners are to reap the rewards, Duck Creek properties are extremely attractive propositions, for the reason that their surfne' disclosures are ideal, and the Lead King is one of a half score or more of properties that has gone down in ore from sunshine. Adjoining the Lead King mines there is some excellent ground owned by parties in Ely from which high grade galena ore has heen taken almost from the surface. There is no question but that extensive operations will began in the vicinity now that railroad facilities are offered. Cuys Interest in Success Group J. H. Atkins has sold to George W. Ramble a one-tenth interest in the Suc cess group of twenty-one mining claims in the Success district for $175. Couniy Records Up to Date County Reoorder Will McKnight is managing to keep pace with the busi ness of ids office and the records are being kept up to date. Mr. McKnight has reorganized his working staff and put it upon a thor oughly efficient basis. The alti rations in the office are al most completed. The old counter has been removed and a new semi-circular counter put in its place. This gives more room to persons having business in the Recorder’s office, without hamp ering the clerical staff. CHARGES OF GRAFT AT STATi; UNIVERSITY Charges of “graft” in the supply de partment at the State University, and mismanagement in other branches of the institution are being investigated By an Assembly Committee of which A. J. Fester, of White Pine County is a member. Open hearings will be held and the charges are to he thoreugldy sifted.