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ely WUTTT? PTMT? \TFWQ ely The Assured Great Smelting and M/ «/ III I llJ'l I 111 I ' i «/ W/ L Assures a Copper I’rodueing Camp Mining Center of Nevada. W W B B J B B A ^ B ^ ^ B A B J W W Al Seeoiul to None in the World. ESTABLISHED IN 1868. ELY, WHITE PINE COUNTY, NEVADA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1907. THIRTY-NINTH YEAR A Big Property of Cumber land Ely Shows Stron ger Steadily. BUSIEST SPOT IN GAMP * Ore Line Construction Crowding at Both Ends-Concentrator . First Unit Also Being Rushed. Cumberland Ely is holding an ad mirable course steadily ahead in fur therance of the development plans originally made for its Veteran prop erty. in response the Veteran ap pears like a thing of life to have caught the spirit of the operators and to ho stretching a few points to show just how splendidly it can make good in the development or wonderful extent of ore bodies, all of which are by no manner of means low grade. Lately there tins been some very fine ground worked in which is piling lip the dollar marks on ore assels of the company fast. If Cumberland Ely stockholders could come otil in a body and take a look at their hold ings underground and then travel aliout the other big mining camps of the country on a tour of inspec tion, they would arrive at home at tlio end of their trip in a happy frame of mind, and absolutely out of the trading in a fleet so far as of fer of anything else in the copper list iu exchange for Cumberland Ely might ho concerned. They would he free, too, from any worry as to the future of their holdings of this issue, if there may lie worry extant and in these kind of times worry is likely to attach lo any holding, even a di rect output of the mint. In making for this impression about Cumberland Ely the Veteran plays a prominent part, which is ev ery day growing bigger. The shifts employed on development are crowd ing ahead in rapid manner, aided by the enthusiasm which the great worth of the mine and its apparently unlimited resources cannot hut cre ate.. More men are being added as fast as the right kind appear. The property is busy and in this respect affords good cheer to the visitor that may not lie found every place else in the camp- In the big four compart ment shaft excellent headway is be ing made with the sinking. On the railroad line reaching up to the prop erty work is crowding right along. In only a little while ore trains will lie operating to the shaft site. On t lie ore line construction the contractors are crowding and being crowded to llio limit. Tho call is for I ho use of ail of tho 30 miles of track as soon as it can possibly he completed. Present outlook is that it will lie available within tho time sot. expiring next month. At both ends full crews of men are working and wherever it is possible to make room for one more the one more is hustled for. Completion of llio mine end of the road building will be made within time limit readily enough from present outlook. If there is any delay it will lie at the smelter end, where there is yet much work to lie done in bringing to completion the big trestle work. - the structural steel erection men are being em ployed there that the contractors can handle safely. The coming of snow and cold weather has in the last week made for some difficulty in re taining men because of llio increased danger and difficulty of the work. However, there is still n liig force working away steadily and it is not anticipated that it will fall to such number that it cannot he hold tip to llio possible maximum through new recruits offering for work from time lo time. . No change has yet come in the >r ders which curtailed working forces on Nevada Consolidated and there is now nothing expected along that line until the reduction division is ready about the first of the >ear to take ore for concentration. Meantime, there is no need for work at Nevada Consolidated. rhe property is al ready for business. Like Cumber land" Ely it lias worlds of ore ready to put on the surface. It is simply a question of getting up full steam in the power house and turning to production. At McGill the first unit of the con centrator is under roof and . good progress being made with setting of the equipment. No curtailment of working forces has occurred in c in struction of this unit, all the men being employed that room can lie made for. Understanding continues that this will continue until the joli is finished. At the smelter and other construction work about the gi eat plant work is also going ahead, though the forces have been much re duced, in conformity with policy an nounced some time ago as result of uncertainty in regard to the copper metal situation. It now looks as if this situation might clear in very sat isfactory manner within short time, in which event there is no doubt hut rush orders would again speedily prevail in connection with all work. Sure it is, at any rate, that Cumber land Ely and Nevada Consolidated can go to putting ore through the first unit of the concentrator very close around the first of the year. --— ELY PEOPLE IX GOLD CIRCLE Have Promising Properly—Open Paj Ore in Six Workings. G. A. Stough, of Huren & Stough has received a letter from his part ner, who is now in the Gold Circle country, between Golconda and Ttts carora. and not far from Battle Mountain, telling him of an attract ive gold find in their property there Accompanying the letter was a sample of rhyolite, flecked with free gold, showing the characteristic for mation of the pay rock. They have found pay ore at six different places on their property, which they will work through the winter. The prop erty comprises a number of fractions all through the district, and in the heart of the richest portion of the gold belt. The pay rock is in a soft forma tion and is easily handled. Huren will stay at Gold Circle through the winter. RAILROAD TRAFFIC LIGHT. Mine ami Reduction Equipment I’rne fieully All In—New Line of Business Later. “Freight and passenger traffic have both fallen off considerably in the last several weeks," said General Passenger and Freight Agent Toll ol the Nevada Northern when asked yesterday as to business of that road. "That is, of course, no more than might be expected in view of tbo gen eral conditions with which all the country is contending. Then again, continued i\lr. Toll, "the rush days of freight traffic are over with the Nevada Northern, probably for. some time to come. The reason is that the enormous amount of equipment tie 'fl ed immediately by mines and reduc tion plants has practically all been delivered. This is also true to lame extent with regard to heavy stacks that merchants placed in opening t >r business last year and in the eaviy part of this year. Naturally hey are provided, under existing circum stances, for a while to come. When times change there will of course be another rush of orders, while we must count on a new line of busi ness for the mines and reduction works in the way of supplies, lim bers. machinery, etc., that will bring traffic up again. "Passenger traffic out lately has been heavier than in. I would judge, however, that the people remaining at. this time will pretty near all stay. There are few unemployed and if I am correctly informed curtailment of working forces has about reached the limit. Until spring we are not an ticipating much incoming business in either freight or passenger depart ments. However, should conditions materially change in the meantime as regards copper affairs this expecta tion would doubtless prove subject to correction. When things do move here I believe that they may confi dently be expected to jump forward at a mighty lively gait." MINING NOTES. D. P. Cutro and W. N. Ctitro have transferred to George V. Knapp, for a stated consideration of $1, a third interest in the James McDougall claim in Robinson mining district. This claim adjoins the Cumberland Ely and Boston Ely properties and is considered well in the ore belt. M. M. Johnson has filed suit in the district court against It. C. McDon ald for commission alleged to be due on a mining deal, the commission asked for being $6,500. Johnson, in his complaint, alleges that on April 30, 1 906, the defendant was the owner of the Success and Fair Play groups of mining claims, and that he agreed to pay Johnson a com mission of 5 per cent if the latter would sell the.property for $130,000, under an agreement with Thomas L. Walden. Johnson says in his com plaint that he performed the services agreed upon, and that he believes that the sale has been perfected, un der certain modifications. He there fore as.<s judgment. The complaint is drawn by Attorneys Maginnis, Corn and DeVine, of Ogden. MORE SILVER COINAGE. S. R. Guggenheim Suggests Relief for Kiimiiriiil Situation—Would Put Out $.'>0,000,000. SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 23.— “Well, why doesn't the government buy $26,000,000 or( $60,000,000 of silVer and coin it?” ' This measure of relief for the financial stringency is suggested by S. R. Guggenheim of the American Smelting & Refining company. "It is admitted that the one thing needed by the business interests of the country is more money in circu lation," said Mr. Guggenheim. “Rel atively little silver money is hoard ed. it is active. No one would ob ject to take it. The west has always wanted silver and I believe that the east would now tolerate it.” "Of course the measure I am sug gesting,” continued Mr. Guggenheim, "should not for a moment be con founded with the issues of free sil ver. It would hear no relation to It whatever. Under the Sherman law the government, purchased $4,0fttl, 000 of silver a month and coined it. That would be $48,000,000 a year. Fifty million dollars’ worth of silver coined would place in circulation ap proximately $ SO,000,000 of money, or about a dollar for every inhabi tant.” THANKSGIVING SERVICES. Special Music Arranged for Episcopal Church—Services Today. Episcopal services will be held in Good Times club hall today as fol lows: Sunday school, 9:45’ a. ni.; morning prayer and sermon, 11 a. m.; evening prayer and sermon, 7:3 0 p. m. Thanksgiving services will be held at the same place at 10 o’clock Thursday morning. Special music has been arranged for this service. The public is invited to attend all services. SAM FETO S J LAKE Means Ely City Will Be Made Biggest Railroad Center in State. ROAD WILL BE BUILT Smith Road Now Into Goldfield is First Link-Reaches From the Santa Fe Line in California. A railroad man who looked at a map yesterday pointed Ills finger over a line from Tonopnh to Ely and from there traced a line To Salt Lake City. Ilis'declaration when he concluded was that within two years Ely City would 1)0 the division point between Tonopnh and Salt Lake on a trans continental route operated through the north by the Santa Fe. ' I cannot, for obvious reasons, hi quoted in this matter, but I am here to say to you that construction of that line is just as sure as that we are sitting here. The Tonopnh & Tidewater, the ISorux Smith road, ex tending from Ludlow on I he main line of the Santa Fe in California, to Tonopnh, is the first link. The Tono pnh & Tidewater was completed only a few weeks ago to its present ter minus. Hut for the strenuous times that have lately prevailed in finan cial circles, I am in posh Ion to know that construction would have kept right ahead with that road and that it would now lie putting down rail in the direction of Ely City. “The Santa Fe is hound to go Into Salt Lake City. The* Smith road is considered on inside circles to lie nothing more nor li?ss than the Santa Fe's first move in the direction of its ultimate.deslination in Utah. To get there it will come through this country. The lino I traced for you on the map allows an exceedingly easy grade, a good part of it being no more difficult than the almost level grade (he Nevada Northern se cured between here and Cobre. With the Santa Fe coming through here, Ely City will he made the biggest railroad center in Nevada." George J. Gould Sends Order to Crowd Straight Ahead—$18, 000,000 Available for Work. IlENO, Nov. 23.—United States Senator George S. Nixon left Reno last night on the Overland Limited train for Washington. lie will lie present at the opening of congress December 2, and about December 15, he says, he will probably return to this state for a few days. As a member of the senate commit tee on hanking, Senator Nixon will use his influence to alleviate (he financial depression throughout tlie country. Senator Nixon said he was not ready yesterday to announce liis plans, but would do his utmost for the benefit of Nevada. The Senator spent a busy day with bis secretary, Dwight Jones, before his departure. Correspondence re mained to tie answered, and financial affairs needed attention. With J. H. McKenzie at the head of the Consol idated Mines management and f. W Finch as geologist and consulting en gineer, Senator Nixon feels confident of the success of the great industry during the coming year. Senator Nixon showered confidence from every inch of^his stature during a short interview when he talked for the Journal's readers. lie said “My plans tor the short term have not been completed, although I have many matter in mind for the benefit of this state. Financial conditions will be discussed, and laws made to alleviate the present market strin gency, but I cannot tell the outcome of the work. . “About December 15 I will '011110 to Reno.” WILL FIGHT AT GOLDFIELD. Nelson find Gnus Have Bract Rally Concluded Agreement for Meeting. MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 23.—After a conference of many hours today, Joe Gails and Rattling Nelson agreed on all the details of their proposed fight except the weight. Nelson insists that Gans shall fight at 1?,3 pounds in his fighting garb. No articles have been signed as yet, hut the men agree that the winner shall receive 75 per cent of the receipts and the loser 25 per cent. The fight will be at Goldfield, on a date to be deter mined later. Nelson will remain in Minneapolis with the expectation of signing articles before he leaves. UNDER CONTROL i i I_,I —Rogers in New York Herald. -r—-rrrr::;—j--—■■ .? . ■ — ■ ■ .- - ■ - AT SAN PEDRO Companies of Blackhorse and Os ceola Districts Decide to Oper ate 10 Stamp Mill. Arrangements which had been un der way fur several weeks were com pleted Thursday for (lie construction and operation of a 10 stamp mill at San Pedro townslte for the handling of gold ores from the Blackhorse and Osceola districts. The companies en tering into the arrangement are the Nil Desperandum, Onah and Black horse Central mining companies. Their representatives at the meeting at which decision was readied were It. Courtwriglit of the Blackhorse Central; A. G. Barrett, of the Onah. and Charles It. Beeves of the Nil Desperandum. Construction work is planned to begin within the next (ill days under j the supervision of A. O. Barrett. The ( money to insure the completion of the project has been secured, and it . is believed that there will he no con tingency that will prevent the com-; pletion of the plant in time for ini tial run oil or before March I. The plant will lie constructed at the San Pedro townslte, where ample water rights have been secured. This point is nearly equidistant from the point of operation of the most widely separated of the properties interest-1 ed, and ores will not have to lie con veyed more than two and one-half miles from any property to the mill The first unit will he of ten stamps, five of which will he used on the ores of the interested companies, and the other five will drop on the custom ores of the district. The maximum cost of treatment of ores of the dis trict will he not to exceed SI11 per ton. Plans for the structure and equipment are now being drawn. DENVER TO COIN $50,000 DAY -— I DENVER, Nov. 213. The Denver mint, which has coined about $ I 5,-; 000,000 gold during the past two months, will resume coining silver on December 1. working to Its full | capacity. Silver coins to the value of about $50,000 daily will bo pro duced and they will be immediately put into circulation. • TERRIBLE MIKDEBK IX • • VKTXITV OK STIMLEIt • • GOLDFIELD, Nov. 23.—The • • dead bodies el' Barney Griffin • » and a man named Conners, cm- • • ploycs of Fred Vollmer, a well- • • known mining man, have been • • found m ar Slimier, in the Silver • • Peak district. The heads were • • battered in, apparently with • • drills, and the condition of the • e bodies indicated that the crime • • was committed over a week ago. • • The camp of t lie miners was • • burned and five of seven burros • o they had are missing.' • Goldfield Plan Is to Stamp Its Metal Bars—Scheme to Be Tried If Law Will Allow. GOLDFIELD, Nov. 3.— If a plan now under consideration by \V. E. Dowlen, manager of the Nevada Goldfield Reduction Works, is con summated Goldfield will soon have a circulating medium which will re lieve to a great extent the scarcity of real money with which the camp is afflicted. The plan is to take the bullion produced by the mills, make it into liars and stamp thereon the value, which will lie used as money. The question of the legality of the plan and iis possible confliction with the currency laws of the land is now lin ing investigated. At present the three reduction works of the camp, the Nevada Goldfield, the Combina tion and the Kinkead milts, are turn ing out about $5,000 a day, lint this amount could easily lie quadrupled by running on ores of a higher grade. At the rate of $20,000 a day the camp could produce $000,000 a month in gold. James It. Davis of the Round Mountain Mining com pany has agreed to put the bullion front that mill in circulation the same way provided the plan is found to he feasible. This would add frotn $30,000 to $50,000 it month to the amount available. DOUGLAS ELY TO DEVELOP Funds Secured For Active Cam paign-Company Will Sink and Drift-Thirty Men to Go On. \V. A. Douglas will at once begin a winter campaign of development on the Carbonate group of claims on Cave creek, Iiuck Creek mining dis trict. This group comprises 31 claims, which were formerly the property of the New York & Ely Consolidated Copper Co. and the Donglas-Ely company, which were consolidated recently under the name of the latter company. There arc ample facilities on the Cave creek property for caring for the 30 men who will he carried through the win ter. The shaft is now down 17n feet. Drifting is to he commenced from the Redhead No. I. and the Carbonate No. 1 shafts. The miners are now in good lead formation car rying shipping ore. The latter is be ing sacked. Shipments are to com mence in the Mining. The work will he conducted under Hie management of W. A. Douglas, who returned a few days ago from New York, where lie held consultations with the prin cipal owners of the property regard ing plans of development. On Ibis trip Mr. Douglas made arrangements with the National Rank of the Re public, Salt Hake, for that institution to furnish currency during the win ter for the payment of Donglas-Ely miners in cash. Among the heaviest stockholders in the company are .1. E. Simon, New York; John \V. Kel ler, former charity commissioner. New York; Sidney S. Darling, whole sale liquors, New York; Max Offer felder, president of the Los Angeles Consolidated Vineyards company. Los Angeles, and Charles S. Haggerty, of Kinlev & Haggerty, American Import-j ers of Iiass’ ale, New York. The ; work on the property in Cave creek i will lie commenced as soon as the| men ran be secured. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar E. While, who j have been away for three months, j have returned to Ely for the winter. ; During their absence they visited the j principal cities of the east and south. They will occupy their new home In Murry street. THE RANGE OF ELY EXCHANGE STOCK QUOTATIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDEO YESTERDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked. Bid. Asked Bid. Asked. A. N. M. & P.10 .14 .10 .13 .15 .15 .08 .10 .08 .10 .10 .12 Bh. Phoenix . . .; .01% .02% -02 .02% .02 .02% .02 .03 .02 . •> . -Oa Bh. G. Treas. 04 .00 . .06 .03% .06 .04 .06% ,.02 .0., .... .Oa Butte Ely. 1.00 1.25 1.10 1.25 1.15 1.30 1.10 1.30 oil'l 21' l : 1' “i! Boston Ely. 50 1.00 .45 .90 .50 1.00 .40 .90 .... 8.; .40 .85 Bray M. Co. 44 .51 .49 .51 .47 .51 .49% .51 . 4S _.a2 Cumb. Ely . 5.37% .... 5.50 5.62% 5.37% 5.50 5.37% 5.62% 5.50 a.G2% a.6.% a.7a Dolly V. Cop. 14 .20 . .20 .14 .20 - .20 .12 ..0 ••••• ' Ely Jumbo . .04 .06% .04% .06% .05 .06% .04 .06% .04 .06 % .04% . .06% Elv Jackpot . .07 . .07 .04 .07 .... .07 ••••; O' .... ' ,l! - Ely Con.62% .65 .45 .67 .62 .67 .64 .68 .6a .68 _.6i Ely M Co . 4.00 5.00 4.00 5.00 4.00 5.00 4.00 5.00 4.00 a. 00 4.25 a. 00 ElyNevada.08 .10% .07 .10% .08 .10% .OS .10% .OS ,J!V Elv Central ....1.00 1.75 1.25 1.00 1.20 1.75 1.25 1.60 1.2a l.aO 1.20 150 Ely Bon. Cop. 62 .65 .64 .66 .63 .66 . 64 .07 .64 .68 .6 .68 Elv Res.10 .12 .10 .11% .10 .15 .10 .12 .1 .12 .10 .12 Federal Ely. 20 .23 .22 .25 .21 .25 .21 .25 20 ,2a 2a Giroux ... 3.37% 3.50 3.50 3.62% 3.50 3.62% 3.50 3.62% 3.a7% 3.50 o.oi% J.aO McD. Ely.45 ' .55 .49 .55 .45 .50 .40 50 .40 _.aO 4a .50 Nevada Con. 7.00 7.25 7.00 7.50 7.00 7.25 7.00 7.26 7.00 7.25 7.00 7.2a Rochelle . 1.10 1.25 1.00 1.25 1.05 1.25 1.00 1.2a 1.00 1.2a 1.00 1.30 Robinson.05 .07 .06 .06% .06 .06% ..... 07 06 .0.% .06 .0,% Rickard Ely. .30_.23 .30_-22 .30_-26 .32_^_—_ -1 -Jn PAYMENTS SHOW 6AIN More Money Received By Tax Collector Than at Same Date Last Year. DISTRIBUTED BETTER In That Larger Number of Proper ties Are Represented—-Tax Payers Got Busy Last Week. Receipts from taxes during last week aggregated $2,129.91, accord ing to the 1 rooks in tlte office of tin1 tax collector. Those payments rep resent $1,319.20 for the full pay ments received, lin'd $ 1,110.61 for the payments of llrst installments. Increased business at the office of the collector during the last week put the payments of taxes for this year well ahead of those of last year for the corresponding period, both in point of the number of payments made, and the amount of money re ceived. This applies; to both full pay ments and first Installment payments. In 190fi, there had been, to this dale, 75 full payments, aggregating $3,091.71, while this year's full pay ments have reached a total of 119. with tin' cash receipts reaching $2, 492.3H. Last year’s first installment payments to litis date numbered I I, with $491.9 1 paid as compared with 72 half payments totaling $ 1,729.91! for this year. The total receipts this year to date represent 191 payments, making $4. 221.!’,2 received as compared with 99 payments Iasi year aggregating $3, 589.72 as the gross receipts. The increase this year to the closing of business Iasi night was 113 pay ments, and $ii31.(l() over last year for the corresponding period. Taxpayers still have the opportun ity of taking advantage of the privi lege of paying one-half of Their taxes, ia addition to the poll tax, at the llrst payment A few are holding off in Hit' hope I hat an extra session of tile legislature will pass a hill reliev ing delinquent taxpayers of the pen alty of 2 per cent attached for de linquency, lint it is entirely problem atical if that bill will lie passed. Taxpayers now have the opportunity of avoiding the payment of the addi tional 10 per emit on their taxes, and are urged by (ho collector to pay be fore the delinquency date. CHECKS I’OI’CI.AII. Fusilier's Issue Closes Successful Kirst W oek—Killing as lo Coin Willi driiwals on Cush Deposits, Cashiers' checks have proved de cidedly popular since coming into cir culation in I lie city at the beginning of last week. From the first the checks have been accepted freely. Several business houses have done more than accept them, announcing premiums on the issues. Pretty near everybody in tlte dis trict is possessed of some of the is sue by litis time. All count it as good as gold. None have yet been heard of who have refused it. It passes for every commodity and is as good for a railroad ticket at. tin' depot of tlte Nevada Northern as it is for mer chandise at the (Irnham Mercantile, Where a 5 cent premium goes with every dollar of it spent, in the house for goods. In surrounding towns the Ml' Issue passes without question. Yesterday the hanks of the city issued announcement, ns the News staled earlier in the week they would, to effect I hat depositors of cash could withdraw the same either by check for coin or for cashiers’ checks. This ruling lias become effective with all banks belonging to the Salt Lake Clearing House association and also on the const. The Strollers’ club will give their next dance about December 3 at the skating rink. Arrangements have been made with E. I!. Hoyt, manager of the Ely orchestra, to furnish the music. This is a new musical or ganization which lias appeared in public hut a few times and who have made a very favorable impression. The buys are straining every effort to make this the big success of the sea son. and every one attending can look forward to an excellent time.