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The PlOCEE llECOKI) EEKLT VOL. JL.VII PIOCHE, NEVADA, FRIDAY JANUARY 4 19(17 NOJ7 PIOCHE, A MINING GREAl CAMP. Will There Be Any In Hades- No. The Mecca of All Nevada. Pioche! One of the greatest mining camps the world ever knew. A camp with a record for production that shaved the $100,000,000 mark; a camp that has hard1 had its surface scratched; with only two or three mines that ever reached water lavel. Pioche! A camp that has more legitimate claim to recogni tion than most camps in this western country; a camp which, since it went to pieces with the degradation of silver, has had to appeal with outstretched hands to capital for relief from its isolation and shameful neglect, i3 coming to the front again. It is coming this year; and it is coming to stay. Its old mines are to be redeemed and inumer able new ones are to be made from the splendid prospect, that cover the fine ledges in the half dozen districts that radiate from tne old town. Material is now being assemb led and the railroad is going to be extended from Caliente to camp during the next few months As a great deal of the twenty eight miles of grading has already been dore, it will not require long to finish the line once the construction crews are set at work. When the road is com pleted the boom will men and companies 250,000 and 300,000 tons of ore in sight and ready to market that will average 10 percent lead 16 ounces silver and $1 in gold per ton. In the Fortuna group, belong ing to tne eambergers, there is said to be nearly 20,000 tons of ore in sight that will go 20 per cent lead, 20 ounces silver and $1 in gold. In Colonel A. C. Ellis' E. & F. property there are 20,000 tons of $30 ore available, and there are no, less than twenty other propositions that are cap able of loading whenever the opportunity offers, anywhere from 500 to 10,000 tons of ore that will run all the way from $25 to $150 per ton. The mines carrying these ton nages are not all located right at Pioche. Some are in the Bristol district, some are at Highland, some at Jackrabbit, some on Lone Mountain and some in the Elk district. The Yuba East, the Mendah, the Little Mendah, the Pioche Nevada Consolidated, the Highland Mary of the Bamberg ers, the properties of the Bristol Copper company and a large number of others are all ready to contribute and make the haul of anywhere from two to fifteen miles to reach the railroad. break, for I The town of Pioche is blessed have been j with a fine water system, and The Ohio Penitentiary News, for many years a famous daily paper published by convicts, has suspened publication, for the very good reason that there is not in that big penal institution a single man who can handle type. Bankers are there in plently. More than 20 are there and more are on the way. Several convict banks might be operated with men to spare. Enough lawyers are there to take care of an enormous amount of legal business. Doctors, brokers and other "eminently respectable," citizens are not lacking. Busi ness men, farmers, mechanics, and representatives of almost every other department of in dustrial activity are common there. But there is not one printer. Tha fact throws a new light on a character that has formerly and commonly been misjudged. preparing for that even for the i the rebuilding of that once pros past several years, the activity i perous and heavily populated having been particularly marked ! place is well under the way. during the year just closed. i Competent mining engineers de clared thatthe districts surround ing the old town have in them TV which Ncr.i.io-uum company, ' is operating all of the properties of the old Pioche Con solidated company, is now in shape to begin production on a heavy scale, and properties all through that region have been steadily developing and blocking ores ready for the day when rock carrying modest values might be converted into coin of the realm. Samuel Newhouse, the mining operator who does things, has just acquired control of the Ohio Kentucky company, an organiza tion that has been rounded out by the Codbe brothers and J. L. TT k'?! t of Louisville. The com pany owns a great number of properties and the control in others, which covers the famous black lo.ie and other veins that intersec t the great porphyry dyke running through the district and known us the mother lode these properties stretch away from the Nevada-Utah company's Kaymonu Si bly mines and are considered very valuable. That they will now be systematically and vigorously handled goes without saying. There are dozens of properties in the 1'ioche country that are capable of shipping ore worth anywhere from $25 to $60 a ton Hardly any of them were able to stand the heavy expense of get ting supplies in and shipping ore out for fifty miles to Modena, the point from which most of the teaming has been done of late years, but with the railroad com pleted to camp many of these properties can be made to pay handsomely, while others can at least slJp ore enough to keep development work going on all ' the time. Lead ore, copper ore, gold ore and silver ore are all found in the districts, and here and there producers of such rich ness have been developed that most any kind of a transporta tion charge could be met and big profits result as well. Ti il it is tne tonnage ot a camp of a camp that counts, however, and Pioche has already issued re ports for the benefit of railroad officials showing thatthe tonnrge was there. In the Day Mine of the Nevada-Utah company it is estimated that there is between the making of more and better mines today than any western camp can boast, and they have au Kinas oi gooa tnmes to sav for its future. Salt Lake Herald. The State Can Reguate. LOW GRADE MINING. The powers of a State in rail way matters were passed upon by the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday, in the suit of the Alabama and Missis sippi railway company against the State railroad commission of Mississippi. Equaiity of local rates was the direct question involved, but the court said: "While a State may not compel a railroad to do business at a loss and a railroad may insist as against the power of the State to establish such rates as will afford reasonable compensation for the service rendered," etc. This plainly implies that a State may fix rates that are reasonable, and the court goes on to consider the in terstate feature by declaring that the public power of a State cannot be defeated in respect to any local shippers by arrange ments made with or to favor outside companies.''' This cer tainly proves that the Nevada egislature has the upperhand with regard to all the railways entering this State. It is up to the representatives who attend the coming session at Carson to act. No railway must ever again dominate our legislature. Reno Journal. There is something fascinating about high grade ores something that appeals strongly to a certain class of people, and which leads them to investment in a "rich mine" rather than in a proposi tion where the mineral is of low grade. This inclination on the part of the masses of the people is excusable, and it is generally due to their ignorance as to, what in a majority of cases, really constitutes a big mine. The glit ter of gold exists every instinct and emotion of the human breast; love of wealth and power, cupid ity, envy, and jealousy, and many men will go fairly wild over a small piece of ore in which gold is plainly seen visible to the naad eje. An yet it is generally the case that Sensationally r.r or exists only in small veins, shoots and pockets, and the experienced mining man, while pleased witn such specimens, and merely be cause they are the concentration of what we are all striving for, will tell you that he prefers a large volume of low grade or "miling" ore to small vein de posits of extremely high grade mineral, and for the reason that the low grade mine holds out promises of greater wealth, greater productivness and great er permanency than does con centrated zones of mineral of much higher grade; and he will also tell you that heavy capital will hesitate long before invest ing in a prospect in which high grade ore is exposed while it will jump at the chance to get in an a low grade proposition where there is every evidence of enor mous bodies of this class of mineral and where there is every indication of permanency. When you see a man step up on an icy spot and sit down with an emphasis that threatens to jab the upper end of his spine through his back hair and then get up and smile, while knocking the dirt from the seat of his pan and replacing his hat, you wi have the satisfaction of knowing that you have been permitted to live long enough to see one true Christian. Reno's free library has been donated 1,000 volumes of reading matter by an anonymous friend. Write 1907. OUR NEW See Notice of Teachers certificate Examination in another column. Born-To the wif e of O. J. Jordon, Wednesday, Jan 2nd 1907 a girl. Supt. Earls of the Ohio Kentucky returned from Salt Lake the fore part of the week and can be found on duty at the mine. T. J. Osborne arrived on Mondays stage. ' 'How long is he going to stay?" Don't know. Chas Rosetti and Andy Delmue, two cattle kings of Lincoln County were in town during the week. Sheriff Johnson left Sun day with Patrick Young who was committed to the asylum by Connty Clerk Goodrich and Dr. Campbell. The Episcopal Sunday School Christmas Tree on the 28th, given for the children of Pioche under the able supervision of F. W. Dickie, was a grand success. Judge Orr united in the holy bonds of matrimony Mrs M. Lynch of Delaniar and James Knight of Pioche. Both parties are well known around about and their many friends alone: with the record wish them luck and happiness. Angus Cannon while at work in the Florance mine at Stampede Gap had the misfortune of being struck by a falling rock, which cut a severe gash near his eye and probably destroyed the sight. He was brought to town and is now under the care of Dr. Stockham. Senator J. D. Campbell was an outgoing passenger Sunday for Carson City The Senator will stop over in Salt Lake a few days and will then proceed to Carson City to be present at the opening of the Lesislature where he will look after the interests of Lincoln County, Jos. Poujade, an old time resident of Pioche, but at present from Carson City, has been m town several days this week looking over his real estate and mining interests here. COUNTY OFFICERS The office of Sheriff of this County after Monday next will be under the able supervision of Phil Smith, of Dutch Flat Phil possesses the courage, ability and sterling qualities to fill the office he takes, to the top notch. The office of County Recorder and Auditor for the next two years will be under the super vision of that good fellow, Henry Lee. Mr. Lee has held the office for three terms both in credit to himself, residents and taxpayers and any business you happen to have in the Recorders office will be looked after in a No. 1 shape, either by him or his compentent deputy. The County Funds will be for the next two years at least in the hands of E. W. Clark, recent ly elected County Treasurer, Every old resident and a goodly majority of the new ones know Ed Clark of Caliente. The office will be conducted in both a bus inesslike and accomadating man ner and the county funds could be in no better hands. The law department of the County will be in the hands of Atty Chas Lee Horsey and he will also look after the public schools about the county. Mr. Horsey is a bright young at torney from the east and has re sided in Pioche about two years, on the death of our former. Dis trict Attorney, Benj Sanders, Mr. Horsey was appointed by the board of County Commissioners to fill the vacancy and at last election was elected to the office by a hand., me majority. Our Assessor for the next two years will be that present incum bent, J. F. Roeder. John was reelected to the office for the coming two years by the largest majority of any candidate on the ticket He has filled the office of Assessor in the most credit able manner and will continue to do so in the future. The office of County Clerk will be in good hands for two years, for you will find Wm E. Orr at the desk. Mr. Orr has been for the past two years our Justice of the Peace of this precinct and that omce he has conducted in a most fitting manner. The Editor of this paper, C. W. Garrison, will occupy the office of the Justice of the Peace of this precinct and Ed. Deck was elected Constable. We will not waste any time telling the good qualtities of the two abovf officers for they are too well known, and on the first of the year made a resolution "never to lie during 1907." PIOCHE BRANCH TO COME NEXT. Material Assembled at Caliente and Work Starts In a Short Trnie. Of 11 the numerous railroads now building in Nevada there is none being watched with more interest than the Pioche branch of the Salt Lake Route says the S. L. Herald. Actual 'construction on this line will be commenced within a few weeks, and equipment is now ready at Caliente. During the past few months the Salt Lake Route has been unloading rails, ties and other material at Caliente, and enaugh material is now on hand to complete twenty eight miles of the branch. The line is to be about forty miles long. Pioche, the grand old camp of Nevada, is 30 miles to the north of Caliente. An old grade, built years ago was not used, contrary to general expection, but an en tirely new grade is to be run over the entire line. The new survey affords an easy grade, something needed in view of the immense tonnage promised by Pioche. Heavy rails and new ties are to be used to make this branch as well constructed as many main lines in the western country. A road to Pioche has ! been predicted for years. Various projects were put under way, but not until Senator Clark an nounced that he intended build ing to Pioche from Caliente, on the main line of the Salt Lake Route, was the camp sure that it was at last to get shipping facilities. The history of Pioche reads like a romance. Mine after mine was opened and only the richest ore could be extracted because it had to be carried by wagon to market. Even with this slow and costly method of transporta tion offered its products the old camps made millionaires. When the rich ore was fairly well cleaned up development ceased. With the Salt Lake route run ning in an almost direct line to Caliente from Salt Lake the Pioche district began to liven and look forward to the time when Senator Clark would announce that he was ready to cover the short gap between his main line and the district This announce ment ceme several months ago, and since then material will be on hand, and rapid construction will follow. With the harvesting finished the scarcity of laborers is lifting, and it is expected nothing less than continuous raina will delay work along the branch when once started. In former davs railroad building, construction was commenced when the first installment of material was on hand. When the second install ment was delayed or failed to come the construction gangs were idle until the consignment arrived. This is not the method pursued by railroad builders of the Clark type. Alljthe material and men needed are first a3- 111! 1.1 m semDied, and then work is com menced. Knowing these things Pioche and Nevada are watching the constant arrival of material at Caliente closely, and waiting for the signal "to work," which will be announcement that Pioche is to have a long-looked-for-rail-road by spring. The camp has an unlimited quantity of high grade ore and promises an im mense tonnage for years to come. Salt Lake will be the market for Pioche's output. The sale of the Nevada Central railroad, running from Battle Mountain to Austin, to the West ern Pacific, has been confirmed. It is the intention of the new owners to extend the road to Los Angeles. THEY SAY. That a student is a better type setter than a teamster. That an old person can't keep pace with a Joy (ous) young dancer. They stood and stood asbsorbed in each other oduvious oi tne mvstic music or the merry danc ers, and then she blushed. That when two have one "sweetheart" how often she must hear that word sweet heart" and Oh! how sweet from boyish lips. The 48 page Holiday edition of the White Pine News covering the resources and development of White TV 1 1 fine county, reacnea our table last week. Tne paper contains half tones advertise ments and excellent views of the new town of Lane City. The new management are to be congratulated on their efforts and success. The grand jury of Nye county acquitted Sam Spears for the kil ling of Fred Purdy at Rhyolite two weeks ago. The dead man had been paying obnoxious at tentions to Spears' mother and had been warned to desist Two men wearing masks of handkerchiefs, entered the gamb ling room of the Merchant's hotel at Columbia, Esmeralda county, last Monday night and held up the inmates, getting away with several hundred dollars. LEE, 0LIM6H0USE and AUSTIN PROPRIETORS. Dealer inT""' Fresh and salted Meats, MAIN ST. PIOCHE, NEV. Fish, Game and Vegetables. E s. TEACHERS EXAMINATION. Notice is hereby given that i tbft rep-iilnr semiannual ex. ml Ml i il l l-T I o ine lUUStraiea noiiaay aminatinn of nnW.inn of edition of the Ely Mining applicants for Teacher's expositor, oi r,iy, ixevaaa, Certificates in and for HARDWARE, TINWARE. GLASSWARE ' THOMPSON Co, Wholesale and ftetail Dealers .ww HAY. GRAIN. FLOUR. FUSE. fipnf's TTnrnicliino' Clrr,Aa VPOWDERCAPSI Confectioneries, Patent Medicines, Steel and Other Mining Supplies, Wines, Liquor and Cigars. 31 lEn TO " In fact she said that there wa3 some lying all the way through that "White Lie" besides the Honorable and the Judge. That he went to see his best girl but she had a bad cold. Funny name for the other fellow isn't it? X . edited by D. S. Dickerson showing the resources and development of White Pine1 County has reached our desk. The edition contains thirty UI1 HU UH Ml Lott A watch charm consist ing of two elk's teeth. The find er will be rewarded by leaving same at Record Office. We have Location Notices. Lincoln County, Nevada, will be held in the town of Pioche, in said County and State, on the 14th, 15th, and I6th day of January, 1907. ICALIENTE DRUG ST0REI I JOHN SHIER, PROPRIETOR I i PIOCHE MEAT COMPANY. I J six pages of heavy book paper Any verson desirous of tak- ? Fine Toilet Soaps. The Latest Perfumes, a carrying the data, half tones and advertisements of White rme county, ine cover is a beautiful and rich effect produced by the different colors. The edition is one that the editor can feel justly i proud of. ing such examination should $ The Latest Novelties in Writing Paper. so notny tne uounty buper- ? intendent of Schools before f The Choicest of Candies. A Fine Line of Cio-nr y o ciock on saia i4in aay oi i I a a January, 1907. CHAS. LEE HORSEY. flnnntv Snrprinrenrtpnr. rvf I Schools. Prescriptions Compounded Day and Night. Caliente, un Nevada. D. e- ihe eer rk ich 2X- t i. ies :he 0W ion iry we at iXt I mmmn s El e tS. B 9 St LT..