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FRIDAY. DEO. 23, 1904. Fublliibed Kverj Friday By Record Publishing Company, ornoEi masonio btjujbino. laoocb btrmt, Terms: BUcrlptlon, On Tear, by Mtil IS 00 " 811 Months, " t 00 AdTertlulng rate, fnrnlihtd upon application at the oflloft. Entered at HH Postnfflce at Piocha, Narada, eoond'GlawIiuatter, Delivered bu Carrier at SO on8 per Month. PIOCHE MINES TO BE SOLD. On good authority it is imported that another option is about to be given to a New York syndicate on nil the property of the Pioche Con solidated Mining & R'du Co. This 'ricludes the mines at Fioche and Juckrubbit District. The price to be paid is stated to be in the neighborhood of half a million dollars, extending over a period of several years. Several options on this property Lave been given in past years, and nothing paid down. In the present instant however, a cash payment is to be m tde when the option is exe cuted, and this will go a long way toward showing the good faith of the purchasers. A stockholders meeting of the Company has been called for Jan uary 4th, for the election of new officers, and to pass upon the pro posed sale. This meeting will take place at Salt L ike, and before the first week in the new year expires we ought to know the result. We have not been able to learn who constitute the syndicate of pur chasers at New York, but with first cash payments made on this proposi tion, and the probable building of the railroad branch from Caliente here during 1905. with the other mining enterprises which are sure, with such work, to be undertaken, Pioche aud vicinity will, show more life and activity by the end of the coming year, than it has known for years past. Merry Christmas. Fresh Fish, Oysters & Celery at xuompson s. T. J. Osborne and wife returned to Pioche on Tuesday. A large assortment of fine candy, fruit and nuts at Welland'fi. Word has been received from Elko that the District Court will convene ou the 23d of January. Sheriff Johnson has had the streets iu town thoroughly cleaned of rocks so Santa Glaus will not stumble and break oil Lis toys. Leslie Lj tie of Eagle Valley was recently mnrrid at Enterprise, Utah. The young couple have gone on a wedding tour to Honolulu. When an old bachelor starts geranium garden iu the winter it does look as though he either had "wheels" or matrimoney in the head. Invitations to the wedding recep tion of Frank Bunker and Miss Libbie Matthews, which, will take place lit Panaca next Tuesday, have been sent forth. The court house is being placed in thorough order and the Judge's Chambers refurnished and painted so the ladies seeking divorces will have a comfortable room to sit in. John Morgan has been installed as wutohmun at Bullionville. It looks as though, with the exoeption of measuring the tailings occasion ally, there will not be much doing there for sometime. 1 Before hanging up their stock ings the good little girls and boys should examine them and see that there are not any holes in the toes, for the $20-pieces Santa Claus will put in are liable to drop out, and the mice pack the money away. On Monday a casting in the Huuiiug mill operating on Abe Lincoln ore, broke, and the works ore closed down for the winter, there not being any duplicates on "hand. The mill would have clos ed down at the end of this week. The tracklayers working at the front on the San Pedro railroad are so near together that tbey are throwing dust in each others eyes. The eteel will be connected by the first of the year... The gold spike to be driven will bo made from gold washed from the material which the roadbed is constructed of passing through Meadow Valley Wash. 1 LOCAL MINING NEWS. Supt C. Rives of the Pioche-Ne vada Mining Company will soon de part fo Salt Luke and there will be a new man here to take charge of the mine. On Tuesday Superintendent Hackett, at Deerlodge, settled u the entire indebtedness of the Newport-Nevada company and pre parations are being made to resume in the near future. Won Harrison received word dur iner the week from Simon Bamber ger of Salt Lake to at once rank prepartions to Btart in timbering the old Phoenix shaft which th Pioche West company secured from the Pioche Consolidated company Several parties had contemplated puttirg off doiug assessment work on mining claims with a view of re locating the same, but learning that other parties were on the lookou for sush action, during the week wagon load of men and supplies were shipped out to Stampede and work commenced at once. This riskv business. If a claim is worth holding it is worth doing the an nual work upon the same. Mr. McFarland, who drives th stoge between Pioche and Sunnyside aud others, bring in news to the effect that there is considerable ex citement at Silver King owing to Drosneetor finding rich gold flout in that vicinity and that quite number of men are in there pros pecting. Several new ledges are re norted as being discovered. The well in the district has gone dry and the men have to puck their water from the old Bailey station, some eight miles distant, ou burros. The Panaca mine at Chief District is orobublv sold this time to C. 0. Whittemore & Co., since Mr.K'ing ender came to Pioche. The Panaca owners declined giving an extension on the bond, as requested. It is re ported that they sold out the claim for about $G,000 cash. Parties in terested in other mines in Chief con nected wiih Ibis deal nave not as yet come to a settlement with Whitt mote, but we learn that Klingender departed from here with the terms the parties in Pioche will take for their interest in Chief district. There had been some hopes of the trouble in regard to the Snowllake claim at Eagle Valley District being settled, but we learn that when Johnson was seen he asked such an outrageous price for any title that he might have in the property that Mr. Foster of Denver and Griffiu of Boston at once dropped the idea of doing anythiug with the property These gentlemen were willing to purchase the property of the Horse shoe and Mountain View companies and start working the same. DISTRICT COURT DECISIONS. Two important decisions have been sent down from Elko by Judge Brown, this week, and filed in the District Court. The first is in the case of Short aud Elliott vs R. M. Johnson, in volving title to the Snowflake and Chicago group of claims at Eigle Vulley district. The decision holds that a substantial compliance by locators of mining claims, with the provision of the mining law, is all that is required; that every provision of the law need not be technically observed. The motion by Johnson for a non-suit, made at the trial, is denied, but on the affidavits of fraud aud collusion on ths part of plaintiffs, filed by Johnson after the case had been submitted, the c ise is ordered re-opened, aud the defend ant will be permitted to introduce his evidence at the coming term of Court. The second decision filed is in the lien suits agaiust the Jtiorsesuoe O. M. Co., and the Sbawmut Co. Qeo Moody as plaintiff, and represent ing soma 70 miners and millmen claimants, and the supply men who intervened, for machinery and sup plies furnished, are allowed the amounts of their liens us agreed to at the trial, except the bookkeeper and the stenographer. Costs and attorney fees ore also allowed plain tiff and each invervenor. The two cases are ordered consolidated into one judgment or decree is to be en tered, and but one sale made to cover all the lien claims. Either side has the right to appeal from the decision, however, so the property may not bo immediately sold to pay these claims. DEATH VALLEY AND BhEYFOGLE. For years, occasionally appears in the papers of the west that the "Breyfogle Minehas" been discov ered in Deuth Vulley, hut Breyfogle never claimed to have found any ore iu said valley, and never has there ever been fouud any rich ore in Death Valley. The latest discovery of the Brey fogle is sent out from Qoldtield, slating that the lost Breyfogle had been discovered iu Death Valley by a couple of prospectors, whoRt atten, tion was attracted to the spot by a pick sticking iu the ground and that the ledge was black quartz aud fubulously rich in gold. Now, the quartz that Henry Breyfogle found was reddish in color and tilled with gold. The place where Breyfogle claims to have found the ore is about fifteen miles from Deuth Valley, aud to this same spot Breyfogle always took the parties in search of ore. Going down Death Valley from Furnace Creek some fifteen miles, in a southwesterly direction, to the place where the emigrants perished, uud where their bones and the re mains of the train was found, is a omyou coming into the vulley. About eight miles up the canyon from the remains of those unfortun ates who perished, is a spring, or water hole, known in those days as 'Coyote Hole'. In 1807, when Brey f ogle, in company with four meu aud a tour-horse team loaded with pro visions, from Los Angeles, were ss seudmg this canyon for water, the team gave out and the men were forced to unhitch and proceed up to the water, leaving the wagon. The next morning, upon the men return ing to the wagon for provisions, they discovered that during the night Indians, who had been follow ing them, had stolen the provisions aud burned the wayon, aud they were at once forced to return. Ou all of his trips Henry Breyfogle al wuys went to "Coyote Hole" and claimed that the ore which he had found lay about fifteen miles iu a westerly direction from this water, but Breyfogle, in company with others, made, many trips in search of this treasure, but they were never able to discover the spot where the ore was first found. In years after the Breyfogle dis covery wae looked upon as a myth, and many gained the belief that Henry Breyfogle used this method to obtain the assistance of parties to "grubstuke" him. Breyfogle was not this kiud of a man. He was square and honest. There is not any doubt but what Breyfogle did discover the ore he had shown, but ho was never able to again locate the place from whence it came. There has never beu ore of any average found in JJeutu Villey up the prpsent dute, unless reported lute discovery, doubt. A NEW INCORPORATION. j HOMESEEKERS EXCURSION TO ! UTAH ANl) NEVADA. The Southern Nevada Mining & i Reduction company has receutly j Hove your friends come to Utuh been incorporated under the laws o' . and Nevada. Wyoming for 1,000,000 shures of a par value of $1 per share, with the following officers, who also compose the directorate: Presideut, Samuel Doll of Chicago; vice-president an generul muuager.T. J. Montgomery A. M. Gordon, treasurer; Judge Henrv Rives, secretary, oil of Su Luke City, and James Tullock Pioche. superintendent, lue com psny has tweuty-oue claims,, com pritiug 374 acres, about one and one half miles northwest of Pioche. ihe claims lie along the samn ore cbau nel and zone on which are the old Raymcnd-Ely and Meadow Valley mines, from which were taken over $00,000,000 during the early 70s, At this time on the property there are over 1300 feet of workings, in eluding tunnels, drifts and shafts says the Mining World correspon dent. A number of the latter, how ever, ore what may be rightly term ed prospect shafts, sunk to find the vein matter and determine the con tinuilv of the vein. Including the ore found on the several dumps, an that uncovered by the workings, conservative estimate places the on thus found at 22.000 tons, from sampling and assay ksts Bhow a average value close to $20 per ton Gold, silver and lead are the ores found, the gold predomidating in value. The deepest shaft is found on the Oohir cluim and is 100 feet. A 70 foot shaft is on the Cuprite King On the fielder group are two tunnel one in 180 feet and one 200 feet Ou the West End claim is a 2S0 foot tunnel, and on the Gold Eagle Con solidated a seventy-foot tunnel. In the Ophir shaft, about eighty-five feet from the ton, is a four-foot vein of ore. three inches of which sim pies $G0 and the balance $20. Th various tunnels are all in ore now On the Lost Treasure, on which a shaft is now being sunk, a six-fo veiu of ore twenty feet from the stir face has been encountered, The vein matter is fouud in the quartzite formation, characteristic of the sec tiou DREDGING MACHINE, it be the which we Ure shippers have succeeded in shipping considerable ore during the week. Jas Nesbitt and family will spend their. Christmas at Caliente with the Olson family. There will be nn examination for those desiring teachtrs certificates held at Caliente ou January 9th to 11th. several woodtiauiers could do a good business in nocne at the pre sent time. Every person is howling for wood. The iuvitations for the wedding of Miss Fannie Orr and Jas Cleiue are out. The marriage will take place ou January 3rd, 19U5. There will be a dance given at Thompson's Hall, and the publio in geneial are invited to the danoe. Mrs. Wilson of Salt Lake arrived in riocue last Sunday and baa been engaged to teach the school at Round Valley. The liice .Brothers have come down from Idaho for the purpose of doing the annual work ou their claims at Stateline. Jjast week there were several men nt down from Salt Lake to do as sessment work on ' the mines owned by the fowler Company. Since Senator J. A. Denton has taken the stage lines in hand the stages arrive and depart on time. It takes a good manager to even run a stage line. On Wednesday evening next there will be a Christmts tree at Hotel Cecil for the benefit of the children, ml parents who have been invited. Owing to there being so many pri vate trees, hence the putting off of this tree to a later date. Trouble commences at 7:30. Jack Smithson and Joe Arcadi re turned to the Line from GoMfield and Bullfrog the first of the week. They state that notwithstanding the denial of the fact by the Goldfield p ipers. there is considerable sickness at loose places. That between pneumonia end whisky, a large number of the men in those places will likely take a prospecting trip to the unknown, land ih.s w inter. After years of failure and semi' successful experiments, a machine has been invented which will save all the gold found in ground where such machines can be used, accord ing to Frank H. Clark. The machine, says the Tribune the invention of a Salt Lake man, is in successful operation on the Snuke river in Idaho. Mr. Clark, who is secretary aud treasurer of the Snake River Mining company, on the ground of which the machine is iu operation, received word yesterday that the appliance was fulfilling all expectations. It has been in opera tiou for two weeks, during which it has taken out the precious metal iu sufficient quantity to practically as some the success of the venture The company expects to make shipment of flour gold in the near future. X lie Snake River mining company is incorporated under the laws of Utah. Its holdings, on which it is operating, consists of a quarter sec tion on the Snake river, sixteen miles below American F Us. The machine has given steady employ ment to half a dozen men ever since its installment. R Holiday Rates. The S. P., L. A. & S. L. R. (Jo. will sell tickets to all points on their line Dec 23rd, 24th 25th and 31st and Jany 1st, 1905 at one fare for the round trip. Tickets limit ed to continuous passage in each direction with final limit of Jun'y 3d 1905. C. H. Smith, Agent. What has became of the "Whist Club" this winter? Railroad men are now walking over the grade between Caliente and Pioche. It will not be long before Piocbers will look into the valley and gaze upon moving trains. The delinquent list appears in this issue of the Record. Most of the delinquents are persons outride of the state holding land for specula tion and do uot keep any track of tax time. In ubout five mouths they will be writing to the County Treasurer asking when taxes will be payable. The other day we were mi in'orm- ed as to tho death of Louis Sharp at his ranch iu Eureka county, for the supposed dead man writes from Salt Like City that he is not dead, but is iu fine health and having a fine time in the city of the Saints. The Lord wants only good boys up in heaves. Hoiueseekers tickets on sale by Eastern lines viu Salt Lake City to points ou the is ALT LAKE ROUTE and San Pete Valley Railway, Jan unry 3rd and 17th, February 7th and 21st., March 7th. mid 21st , and April 4th. aud 18th, 1905, with stop over privileges in Utah and Nevada See any Agent SALT LAKE ROUTE, or add reus :- J. L. Moot, District Pussenger Agent, Salt Lake City, Utah. The Chiuese were the first - to use finger prints as means of identifica tion. Teachers Examination Noticed hrby tven tt Hie If.'!i1areaml tloa of apMltrauta for tra Ueri C r'ifH'tn 111 ard tor Lmotilu I'UUUty. Neva i., will be lieM in tlie town of Cllfiit in t-al.i o.:iiui , nn tin lilli, Iu u ' d 1 lib iiav 4.1 Jviuar . lyo.V a y oor-o dlr ouii of taLliw fu'h x milu .tion Hb mid i-otlfy toe il-.untr Sii'rinttudrfUt oa or btfure ttte Vtb day of January, 1VL0, 84RAH WKDOE, County BWo 1 Htfpcrluf. ndent. TIIlS TAX OF THE Proceeds of the ines Notion .nliT by thit the Tax's uf tb Prcxwdfl of th iniueit fur tbw Quarter wntitnx ft pt 31th, 1904 mw )U3 md pbynhle a ti.e OttJee uf the Couuy A-Mior, at the C urt if-tune. The Uw In retfurd to thtiir collection will be trlctly euforcfd. JOB F. KOEDF.R. County kwtwt HEAT MARKET. CHAS. CCLVERWELL, JR. PROPRIETOR. Gattente. - Nevada. (Opposite PostofHce.) f Wholesale & Retail Pqek9 Fresli Fruits, Fresh Fish, Fresh Oysters Received every Friday. Woo Tom's RESTAURANT AND Chop :- House On Main Street the Best plsce to call when you want thf Bet meal to be bad in Pioche. Meal Ticicets 3 For SI. OO The Bakery has also Fresh BREin. Pies and Cakes Eveiy Day. A. 5. THOMPSON. Pioche, JNev. General Merchandisf Groceries General Hardww X."", Gents Furaishiha Confectioner-. Stationery. Patent .(tines. i. Headquarters For HaV Craih, riuui i-caiioil. Candles Powder Fuse Steel and oilier Mining Supplies. And a full stock of the Best Wines - Liquors - and 1 Cigars. Salt Lake and Pabst Beer ;S lways on Hand. Caliente Nevada. J. A. Denton, Proprietor. The Tables supplied with the Best the Market Affords. Good Beds and Well Furnished Rooms. TElHMS $1.50PBR Stages Leaves Hotel for I'ioche, Panaca and Delamar every Day in the week.2iC JAMES A. NESBITT Is just in receipt of a FINE STOCK OF FRESH GROCERIES, THE LATEST STYLES IN Boots & Shoes. SALT ROUTE. San Pedro, Lcs &ngoles & Salt Lake Railroad, Time Table. Effective April 24 1904. Truiiis run duily as follows: el of Liquofi'St One price to all.-- MAIN ST. OPPOSITE LAC0UR. PIOCHE - IE-VID-A. S:0p, m. :3 " 6 IS 6:38 " 0:10 " :0 " l:'20aia 3t " 9:11 " S:i 6:110 635 " 7:6 " 8:16 " 9:M " Trains Li. 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