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ire Weekly -Record, XJLLJli VOL. XLV1I. HOODOOING SALES. Of all God's cattle, roaming nt lai'e on the face of the earth, the backcapper is the worst. He wnjjes war oguiust the prosperity of the community in which he lives ami preforms the dog in the manger act whenever an opportunity presents itself. He is found, more or less in all vocations, but the field in which he delights to revel in which he can lick his heels the highest and snort the loudest is the mining industry. Here his diversified tul ents for Blander and misrepresenta tion find ample scope. Knowing that capital is timid especially when seeking investments upon a large scale as is -usually tb-eat; ra ii.iu ing deals, he recognizes his golden opportunity to gloat. -y He oils up his hoodoo, sees that every place of its delicate machiney is in perfect order, and then gels a focus on the would be purchaser. Usually be brings down his game, and with a large invoice of satisfaction in stick, proceeds to hunt for another victim. His most glittering triumphs are registed when the sale of a mining property is almost consummated, and when its reputation is as sen sitive to slander as the good name of a pure woman. It is then tht he approaches the buyer with the statement that he hopes the seller will do well in letting go of the property for he could do nothing with it himself, on account of reasons tuowh only to those on the inside. With language of this type, covert insinuations thut may mean little or much, he frightens capital into in definite delay and finally, perhaps, succeeds in preventing the deal. Thus a loss is inflicted upon the seller, who lacks the money to work the property upon the buyer, who misses the opportunitiy of a lifetime to quadruple his wealth, and upon the community that loves the indus trial value of a procucing mine. The backcapper is actuated by one of two motives the hope that he can deflect capital from its avowed purpose into channels more profit able to himself, or to inflict it jury upon the would be seller. The first move he tries to justify on business grounds; the second he never acknowledges. Human ex perience has shown over and over again that no man ever added a substantial prop to his own business interests by pulling down those of his fellow man; and to inflict loss upon others to the detriment of the community, is like derailing a passenger truin to get even with the coaductor. There are few min ing districts in this State where the dei'lly biocctppar his nit operated with success. Many districts have surrendered to its hoodoo and gone into permanent retirement. While the wildcatter is busy trying to , swindle the would be investor, the bjokcippar is usually busy, in a more quiet way, trying to prevent the sale of desirable properties. Each is, in his own way, a pest. Both are enemies to the communities in which they operate and should become the targets for popular dis approval. With higher standards in the mining industry, the wild catter and the backcapper will be forced out of the field, and the waters of oblivion will close in over the tribe, for, like Othello, their occupation will be gone-- Western .Mining Journal. A Prescott, Arizona, Courier repor er asked a miner a few days ago for news about his mine. The miner replied that he did no newspaper mining, but worked in the ground, which is good as far as it goes, but 100 men might work in the ground -for ten generations and, were it not for the newspapers, no one outside of their immediate neighborhood would ever hear of it. They might have the best prospect on earth, but no purchasers would come and no outside investment would be at hand, because the outsiders would never bear of it, without the use of print er'e ink to advertise the fact. Col orado owes its prominence in the mining field as much to newspaper advertising as to any other cause Not to let the word know that you have a good prospect is to "hide your light under the bushel." The newspaper man expects no direct pay for publishing good news about the prospects; he expects to put money into circulation by attracting outside capital to buy that prospect find work it, and if he can do this everybody win prosper, ii be is not allowed to doit, few prospects or mines will be sold, nobody will prosper. This is the whole thing in a nutshell. Dick Rich finished taking down the D. C. Clark house yesterday and re turned to Panaca. Thus one by one the old landmarks continue to go F orest Fires The Interior Department is giving the greatest publicity to a kte Act of Congress reluiing to forest fires. Circulars and posters are extensively distributed regarding it. The full text of the Act is as follows : Be it enacted by the Senate and Houso of Representatives of the U nited States of America in Cont esM assembled. That any person who shall wilfully or cause to be set on fir any timber.underbrush.or grass upon the public domain, or shall careless ly or negligently leave or suff-r fir. to burn unattended near any timber or other inflammable material, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conrici thereof in any -usu-ict court of ttie United Stutes having jurisdiction of the same.shull be fined in a- sum not more than five thousand dollars or be imprison ed for a term of not more than two years, or both. Sec. 2. Thutany person shall build near a camp fire, or other fire, in or any forest, timber or other inflamm ablematerial upon the public domain shall, before breaking camp or leav ing said fire, totally extinguish the same. Any person failing to do so shall be deemed guilty of a misde meanor, and, upon conviction there of in any district court of the Unit ed States having jurisdiction of the shine, shall be fined in a sum not more than one thousand dollars, or be imprisioned for a term of not more than one year, or both. Sec. 3 That in all cases arising under this act the, fines collect ed shall be paid into the public school fund of the county in which lands where the offense was commit ted are situate. Approved, February 25,1897. A Big Mining Enterprise. Two gangs of workmen have just begun digging, in Colorado, the longest tunnel that man ever attempt ed to construct. The main bore will be twenty miles long, and connecting with this, subsi liary tunnels with a total length of thirty miles. So, in reality, say the San Francisco Ex atmner. the task that has been put under way is that of digging fifty miles of tunnel, and .every- foot of this vast system will be under Pike's Peak and the mountains that tower on each side. Tbe starting point of the main tunnel is at the foot of the moun tain leading up to Pi'ie's Peak, near the old town of Color do City. This point is but a short distance from the railroad which spans the conntry be tween Colorado Spriugs and Man- itou. From here it runs almost due southwest. The further eud of the tunne' is at the edge of the moun tains at Four-mile creek, over in Fremont county, Col., six miles south of Cripple Creek and near the little town of Suuol. Two gangs of men, as stated, are working on the tunnel, one at each end. Just at the present they are making progress at a rate of thirty feet a day. It is be lieved that the mammoth task thev have undertaken will be completed in seven years from the first of the present month. The mam tunnel will pass directly under the cone of Pike's Peak at a depth of nearly 7,000 feet, and 2,- 700 feet beneath the town of Victor. Its average depth from the surface will be 2,800 feet, and it is designed to test the mineral deposits of the territory at these great depths. Thirty miles of laterals are contemplated and these will pass underneath all the Cripple Creek district at an aver age depth of 2,800 feet. Cripple Creek, Victor, Oillett, the various small towns and a thousand mines are to be made tributary to this system. Uuder present circumstances the distance the shortest way from Colorado Springi to Cripple Creek is fifty-four miles. By way of the tunnel the two cities will only be sixteen miles apart. It is estimated by the contractors thit the average per foot of excavation will be $80. This makes the total probable ex pense of digging the tunnel and its subsidiary branches $20,520,000. All of this sum the tunnel people expect to crush out of the ore their work men will break while exoavating, or giean irora tne nuggets wmcn may fall out of secret pockets so far below the e arth s surfaoe. Word was received by telephone last Tuesday that a man named Shel ley Dunlap has been accidentally killed at Gold Creek by a bucket falling on him while he was working in the bottom of a shaft. The bucket was being lowered with a load of tools when something gave way and the unfortunate was struck on the head and instantly killed. We believe this is the first fatal accident in the new camp. PlOCHE. NKVADA, Another daily paper, to be known is the Argonaut, is to commence pub lication at Elko on September 1st. It is to be a five column folio and will be printed in the Tidings office until the publishers can secure a plant -f their own. Professor E. C. Snyder, principal of the Elko public school, is to be editor and manager of the uew paper. These are hard times for the silver miner, yet a number of them keep pegging away. Henry Welland' does tiot lose faith in the West Point claims and several men are kept at work. There is a bijr showing there of what, under old prices would be more than average grade silver-lead ore. As it is, the" outlook justifies further work in the hope of striking it richer. Prospecting for silver hereabouts is out of tbe question with silver at its present prices aud several old pros pectors are turning their attention to copper properties. Bristol and Jack Babbit District have always produced well in copper and parties there are going after copper veins with increased ardor. There will be no changes made in the Mint until July the 1, 1898. The Carson Weekly ventures to predict that Geo. W. Linkens will be instal led as superintendent. It is the general impression in this section of the State that C. H. Sproule of the Elko Free Press was docketed for that position. Times Review. The boy who smokes cigarettes, drinks ardent spirits, loafa on the streets in the day time and hangs over the gambling table at night is the one that is styled the "young sport" in this day and age, but in later years when his hair begins to get frosty with age he will real ize what a fool he was and wonder with astonishment why he was al lured to such evil habits. The music at the State Fair this year will be furnished by tbe brass band of 22 pieces from the Carson Indian school., The Journal says the boys play about 20 pieces well. They will all appear in uniform. McMahon and Cosgrove, two prospectors, discovered a cave in a mountain about fifty miles north of Gila Bend. In thecave they found as' eletou. Upou a piece of felt whs written in almost illegible letters under the date of January 1868, that the writer had been pursued and shot by Indians, that he was dying, and then followed a confession that his name was Paul Homers and that in 1862 he murdered Frank Merdon in New Orleans and robbed hiiu out of several hundred dollars. Ex change. Probate Notice. In tbe District Court of the Fourth JuMclal Dl trl t uf the eta of Nevada to and for the Count) of Lincoln. in 'Be vutt-r of the Eitteof irchebild McNeil D-ceased. 4 p tition h-ing been Sled la the above en ltlel oiHtter by Antn ny W Lewie, Dave M Nelll and i dre Mi'Neill for the probate of the lett will of w-id deoete. I ant ftr 'he l.4Utao. of letters' tes S nei tery thf teoO to th"D. Not ee Is heieby giv-in that a bearing on said pell to will be had before aald Court, at the Court k m hen of on Morji ay the 13th day nf Srptembe A. D. 18.iT at 10 o'clock A. U. or to ion thereafter ae the same can be heard. H. I. GOODRICH. 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IH6EST MANUFACTURERS OF taiiKORSAKS )t THE WO RID. A COYOTE HUNT IN SECTIONS. Threw Set. of Doca Tired), Out Beforw the Came W. Finally Ran Down, Hig Alt Redwood, aa be is called, Is a ranchman living in Mctealf valley, Col., ty the New York Sun. He asked some friends in the east recently to jret him a good pack of English foxhound. Coyotea, he aald, were eating him out of lambs and chickena, and be wanted to drive the beasts out of the country. Guns, native dogs, ixiaons and traps had all failed to accomplish the pur pose, in due time 15 foxhounds ar rived at the ranch, and a week later, when they were thoroughly rested, Red wood started out to try them. He tells his experience to a New York friend in a letter as follows: 'We jumped one, and away went the dogs lickety-scoot, and yelping to nmlco the cacti dines, laey yo'ped all day, and next morning I found them lying down, on the trail of the coyote, less than half a mile from the ranch house. Their feet wre sore, and I carted them in on a buckboord. It was a month before they got in shape again. Then I took three of the dogs and started the tame coyote. The three dog's circled with him around the ranch, going about five houts. Then I went out with four dogs and called off the three, and set the four after the beast. Away they went, and about dark I started tour others. They ran till morning, and then I started the lost four. The coyote saw the fresh dogs coming, for he had stopped, but he didn't stop long. The four dogs wje the biggest and ugliest in the lot Reg, Mart, Set and Eineo. rhey sailed forth after the coyote, and it took a straightaway course, not cir cling any more. The doga overtook the beast 14 miles away, on Henry's ranch, and killed, it. I haven't seen coyote here since." FIFTY-SIX IS A FATAL AGE. Many Dlattng-nlahed Men Have Died ' tit Two Score and Sixteen Years. Among the men and women of genius there seems to be a strange fatality con nected w ith the age of 56. Some of the most renowned characters of the world have died on reaching that limit, includ ing Dante, the Italian poet; Hugh Ca pet, king of France; Henry VIII., king of England; Henry IV., emperor of Ger many; Paganini, Italian violinist; Alex ander Pope, the English poet; George Sala, English orientalist; Marcus Au ivlius, emperor of Home; Frederick I., king of Prussia; John Hancock, Ameri' can statesman; Maria, Louisa, empress of France; Phillip Massenger, English dramatist; Saladin, the great saltan of Egypt; Robert Stephenson, English en gineer; Scipio Africanus, Roman gen eral; Uelvetius, French puilostipher and authcr; Henry II the first of the Plan tagenet line; the elder Pliny, Roman naturalist aud author; Julius Catsar, Charles Kingsley, English author; Juan Prim, Spanish general and statesmnn; Henry Knox, American revolutionary general; nomas .Mirrlin, American pa triot; Von Tromp, Dutch admiral. Abraham Lincoln; Marry at, the novel ist; George Yhitefield, English founder of taivinistic Metliodtsm; Robert Dud ley, earl of Letcesti-r, favorite of Queen Elizabeth; Johann Gasper Spurzheim German physician and phrenologist. ana r reaericK it., emperor of Germany ' What Be Lost. I was on a cycling tour and, on arriv ing at the top of a steep hill, I was told by an old woman that the hill was very dangerous one and that a few days before a young man bad been killed. On closer inquiry as to the cause of the accident she told me he had "lwt some thing oft bis machine." I suggested parts of the machine viz., brake, ped' als, tamp. "No; she didn't think it waa any o' that." Then a bright idea struck me, and I asked her if control was the "something" he had lost. "Ah!" she exclaimed, "that's it; he losteontroloff his machine!" Answers. Gave Her a Good Chance. 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Cheraicsl and Microscnpio Eiaminationa of Urine. I'alle Premptljr Attend, Dayar Night Geo. S. Sawyer, Attorne and Counsellor-at-Uw Offlee la Lvach's Blecb, PIOOHTjC. - NEVADA. T. J. OSBORNE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Notary Pu alio. Office in MASONIC HALL. PIOCHE THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE Is ixnpiHi devoted a the hut latareeu ., ihe Weatero elope, and partieularlv to the dev -piQeat of the lntsrmoantala eouatry. For advartl.iag parsoeae taaoaiaerablT ii eet papa hatweea Eaa Frssalrae and Dear Oally, sS laeaee pep 7 ear, IS.on Waly. is pik eat,, aerrr... s.o Jje.aly, sis aatha.. ........... ISO Weak!, tkrw aaMthia. T ladrsaa, THE TRIBTJS, am Lass Om, Vtab IK.