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PlOCHE 5- Bli jtir 6t I I WO tit: VOL. LVII PIOCHE, NEVADA, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1907. No. 36. 40.3 Mimeiry fnir D. &IP. MtoSIPndftie EmiC(Dirp!0)3afedl ttSae Ma May im IdDB Record,. THE W EEKLT Mac Mam sthnmet "Development Work Most Satisfactory" Says John. A Ryan Force to Be Increased. John A. Ryan, general man ager the Butte-and Bristol Min ing company in which W. A. Clark, Jr. is largely interested, and who owns the famous Ida May Group in the' Bristol Min ing District, has been at the property the past week. Mr. Ryan is a man of few words, but what he does say is authentic and to the point. He states that the necessary machinery for the working kof the property upon a large scale is en route, and will be on the ground within a few Iftlays. In the meantime, the company is working as large a force of men as possible, and are continuing Ithe Isinking of the shatt but recently started, a dis tance of 98 feet being sunk in twenty days. Mr. Ryan i3 not alone in his predictions of the possibilities of the Bristol District, in fact, every man who has occasion to examine same, speaks in glow ing terms of its future. We learn from what is considered an authentic source that ore suffi cent to supply 250 tons daily for one year is at present on the dumps of the Hillside and Bris tol Copper company's properties. The ore blocked out in the May Day and Gipsy shafts is'immense, and will at the time of the com pletion of the railroad to this point, be in a position to ship large consignments daily to the smelters.- Construction Force Will Be Increased Panaca Terminal on June First. Six Claims In the Group and Active Develop ment Work Now Going Ahead. Work on the Caliente-Pioche I the track layers, and after the railroad is going ahead just as fast ' first few miles are completed, it as the construction force now em ployed can push it. ' Rails have been laid for some distance out of Caliente, and the piledriver is being used to bridge over the different washes found on the route, one bridge having been completed. The grading outfit is some distance in advance of track can be over a mile a is estimated that laid at the rate of day. It is stated that the contrac tors have agreed to get the track laid to Tanaca by the first day of June. Sufficient rails and ties being at Caliente. Material for the remainder of the road is also at Caliente. Calif ornia 1 Pioche Starts Mr. Chester L. Proebstel of Portland. Ore., who was here during the month of April mak ing an examination of the prop erties belonging to the Califor-nia-Pioche company, has return ed and will in the future make Pioche his residence. Mr. Proeb stel will assume the duties of general manner of the above named properties. He comes here highly recommended as pos sessing a fine practical and the oretical knowledge of mining and this knowledge combined with the energy and enthusiasm with which he enters upon his duties assures for the California Pioche great producers in their properties. Mr. Proebstel has prepared a very elaborate report on this property, a copy of which was shown to the writer and it is certainly replete with instructive and intellegent statements upon the formations, ore occurances, etc., of this property. Los Angeles Men Start New Enterprise. Payment Made On the "Milwaukee" Mr. J. S. Free ha3 exercised his option on the Milwaukee group of mining claims in the Highland Mining District. This group was purchased from J. B. Wheeler, Chas. Ping and Ben Geske, the consideration being $15,000. This property adjoins the Mendha Group in the Highland Mining District and is accounted a very desirable property by those in a poaitku to know. Mr. Free is acinic in the interest of Salt Lake City capitalists; Mr. E. A. Taylor, a prominent mining engineer of that place, has recently completed an ex tensive" examination of this prop erty for the Salt Lake men. Mr, Taylor speaks highly of the prop erty and active operations will be inaugurated shortly for the extensive development and work ing of this property. Lincoln County to Re fund Old Debt. Ohio Investor On Tour of Inspection. Judge S. S. Bricker of Mans field, Ohio, who is largely inter ested in the Lincoln Nevada Min ing company, was a Pioche visi tor during the fore part of the eek, looking over the com pany s propern ;s at this point.. Messrs. Hammond and Miller, late of Los Angeles, are getting things straightened out prepara tory to starting a wood yard at Pioche. These gentlemen con-j template putting in a circular saw and will cut the wood any length desired for use. This will be found a great convenience here, doing away with the many exasperating delays incident to having your fuel hauled and then getting someone to saw it They intend to get a large sup ply on hand during the summer so that they will be in a position to furnish fuel at a uniform price the year around. Last win ter's experience was an example which many of us will not for get, and we will appreciate any thing that will furnish a solution of this difficulty. Surveyors Are Busy. Messrs. Knowltonand Patter son, civil and mining engineers, are doing a thriving business of late, surveying in the Highland Mining District. They have re cently completed a survey for patent of the Lucky Boy Group for J. S. Free and associates and will shortly begin the surveying of the extensive Manhattan Group for the same purpose. In addition to which they have been surveying the The county commissioners of Lincoln county now have before them the proposition of the bond holders that have those bonds in judgment, and it is more than likely that the board will accept the terms as appeared in last is sue. Some question has been raised as to whether refunding acts are constitutional, and we cite two cases: Esser vs. Spauld- mg in the 17th Nevada reports and Thompson vs. Turner, a case tried before Judge Talbot in Lin coln county. This case was ap pealed to the supreme court and the decision of Judge lalbot sus tained, holding refunding acts constitutional. Under the pres ent existing conditions and the bright future of Lincoln county, we believe that no better terms can be had than those proposed to the board at their last meet ing. Let's get the old debt in such shape that the taxation necessary to be levied for the payment of a new issue of bonds, will not be higher than the pres ent rate of 45 cents on the $100 valuation; it can be done and now's the time. Dr. H. F. Buttner has gone to Eagle Valley on business. He will return in about ten days. T. J. Osborne spent a few days here this week, and found time to relate the old legend 'Life o: a Pioche Messenger Boy in '73.' properties near town. One item wbich we magurate with this issue and will continue to carry from week to week is ijincoin-t;vauiiferent; pr0Perties here. Thi Several gun flashes broke the monotony of business in the sa loons and foot racers were in evidence. quotation will betaken directly from the office of the Pioche Brokerage Company and the fig ures shown are the closing quo tations of the week. District Court Notes NEVADA MINERAL COMMISSIONER In the matter of estate and guardianship of Laura Godbe, a minor; this matter came up on hearing of petition of J. L. Ed wards for appointment of guard- anship, and it was ordered that he appointment be made in ac cordance with said petition. In the matter of the estate of Mark Mathews, deceas ed; this matter came up on hearing of petition for letters of administration, it was ordered that John Smith be appointed administrator of said estate and bonds fixed in the sum of $500. In the matter of the estate of C. W. Elliott, deceased, this matter came up on hearing of petition for final account and distribution and an order was made in accordance with the petition. An order granting administra ted power to sell certain per sonal property, was made in the Chas, Stein estate. W. E. Hawkins, Ed VonTobel and Albert James appointed ap praisers of the estate of James McKnight, deceased.. John Howes, plaintiff vs. Galia Howes, defendant, action for di vorce on the grounds oi deser tion. Decree entered granting said divorce in accordance with the prayer of the complaint. In the matter of estate of Tanquillo Depredina, deceased; order made granting administra tor power to convey certain real estate. In the matter of the estate of George Simmons, deceased. De cree approving final account and distribution entered. The United States land office has officially recognized the newly created office of mineral commissioner for the state of Nevada. This act of the de partment goes further than the mere throwing open certain rec ords to the state officials, it means that the government ex pects to work largely in har mony with the state to protect the prospector and miners of the state against the patenting of lands under non-mineral and similar evasions when they are mineralized. At present there is an inves tigation going on by the govern ment of alleged violations of the law in regard to patents. Further as relating thereto the following letter, written by the commissioner to the land office at Carson City, is reproduced as expressing the views of that official: "Sirs: Your attention is called to tbe act of the legislature of the state of Nevada, approved February 26, 1907, which creates the office or mineral land com missioners, and makes it the duty of this commissioner to in vestigate applications for patents under the non-mineral laws and to compel certain data in rela tion thereto; and you are direct .ed to furnish this office with access to your records and af ford him ample facilities for the compilation of the specified data at all times when his work will not interfere with the orderly and speedy dispatch of the busi ness of your office. , 'This act also makes the duty of the mineral land commiss ioner to institute contests in cases where mineral lands are be ing applied for under the non- 4 mineral laws, of the United States, . and you are directed to receive and entertain such con tests in the manner prescribed by the rules of practice and reg ulations governing contests by individuals. Very respectfully, R. A. BALLINGAR, Commissioner." Articles of incorporation of the Bristol-Pioche Mining Company were filed in the office of the county clerk, April 13th, 1907. The incorporators are H. C. Rowley of Denver, Colo., S. W. Vance of Butte, Mon., W. W. Dunn of American Falls, Idaho. The capitalization of the com pany is 1,000,000 shares of the par value of one dollar; 400,000 shares have been placed in the treasury and the remaining stock in a pool, which amount shall re main unsold until the treasury stock has been disposed of. The property owned by this company consists of six full claims known as the Revenue Group, and has an excellent showing. Assays taken from the ledge on the sur face, give values of 28 per cent silver, 3 per cent copper and 10 1-2 per cent lead. The prop erty adjoins the Bristol and Hill side on the north and the form ation leads . are very similar, if in fact, they are not indentical. Magnificent samples of this ore are being shown at the office of the Pioche Brokerage company. A contract for the sinking of a 100 foot shaft on the Revenue No. 3 has been let and the work is now under way. The incor porators and owners are very en thusiastic concerning this prop erty, and being men who have had a large experience in the handling of mines and develop ing producers, their opinion is sure to carry weight with the mining public. One thing alone which would bring attention to these claims is the location, lying as it does, immediately south of the greatest copper mines in Nevada. Quite an elaborate and descrip tive write up of the Pioche Dis trict appeared in the La Fiesta edition of the ; Los Angles Times. This write up was made by Captain Kelly, who was here recently, looking over the situa tion. Articles of this character will have a very beneficial effect as the number in which it ap pears is read by thousands, and is circulated all over the country. Some illustrations appear in the number, and portray a compar sionof Pioche in 1904 and 1905 and the Pioche of today. Ad vertising of this character is what is needed. We can deliver the goods and the only thing wanted is to let the people of the outside know it A. B. and A. F. Fowler from Boston, Mass., visited Pioche on mining investments during the week. T. B. Talbert and C. O Leatherman from Huntington Beach, California, were here this week on real estate interests. District Attorney Horsey was called to Searchlight Tuesday to conduct the preliminary exam ination of a murder case there. Details of the shooting are meagre but from what we can learn, it seems that a dealer in one of the saloons had some dif ficulty with a Mexican. The Mexican called the dealer out side and made an attack upon him with a knife, whereupon the other shot him, claiming self defense as the motive. Mr. Chas. W. Abbott, mining engineer, who has been in Hay of late, is now located at this place. He will enter into a co partnership with his father, James W. Abbott of this place, and will conduct a general civil and mining engineering business. Mr. Chas. Abbott comes to us with the highest of recommen dations having worked in the leading office in Ely and other towns in the West. Competition lowered the price of lumber this week $10 on a thousand and the new lumber merchant has a license. Sinking on the X-Ray Operations at the X-Ray prop erties in Highland District are progressing at a very satisfac tory rate. The principal devel opment work is now being done on the X-Ray claim, a shaft 4x6 has been sunk to the depth of thirty feet and four men are working continually under the direct supervision ol J . W. Tay lor. The holdings of this cor poration are some of the very best in Highland District and with the renewed activity in and around their properties, the promoters are showing their faith by pushing the develop ment in every way possible; on Wednesday a large load of sup plies was taken to the mines. More Salt Lake Capital E. Green and Alfred McCune were in Pioche during the week looking over the mining situa tion here in the interests of A. W. McCune of Salt Lake City. These . gentlemen expressed themselves as beinty well pleased with conditions here, and re greted that owing to the limited time at their disposal, they could not make a more extended ex amination, however, they intend to visit us again shortly and it is safe to assume that they will at that time become interested here. Option on Lots$8,000 Probabjy the most important real estate transaction that has taken place here for some time, was the option taken on the A. W. Scott property at the corner of Meadow Valley and Main streets, by McCornick & Co. of Salt Lake City. Mr. F. D. Kim ball who made a flying trip to noche lasc weeK, is to report on the option very shortly; current rumor says that the McCormicks are contemplating the erection of a bank building on the corner. Salt Lake capital is begining to realize what the near future of Pioche will be, and want to get in right. All are earnestly requested to attend the meeting of the Cham ber of Commerce, Monday even ing next. An important ques tion to be discussed, is the pro viding of ways and means for railroad day. It is not consid ered too early to start this movement, as it is well under stood that many important de tails are to be attended to be fore this day can be in any manner a success; and it is the desire of all, that Pioch&om BUILDING STONE NEAR PIOCHE John R. Cook and John' G. Brown have located a quarry of fine building stone near Bullion ville. The composition of this stone is pure silicia and of a very soft substance. It can be cut by sawing with ease, and tests have been made showing it to be very durable and suitable for build ing purposes. The locators in tend to quarry this rock out in large quantities and haul same to Bullionville, where water power will be used to cut it into" the sizes desired. They claim that it can be delivered at Pioche much cheaper than brick. Messrs. Cook and Brown have plans drawn for a large two story building which will be erected on the lot immediately north of the Hodges-Cook Mer cantile establishment, and will be constructed out of this material. Junk dealers are operating suc cessfully around town. Mr. A. F. Callison, represent ing the R. L. Polk Directory company, ha3 been in Pioche the last few days gathering data to be used in the directory of Nevada, which is being publish ed by this company. The di- pare favorably with all towns in rectory, when completed, will be the manner of this celebration. F. W. Dickie has completed a new porch in front of the Hotel Cecil which proves a great con venience to pedestrians, as well as adding to the appearance of the hotel. M. L. Lee and Jas. Abbott took a flying trip to the Bullion-ville-Panaca townsite Wednes day. Buy Bristol-Pioche. the first dealing exclusively with Nevada that has ever been pub lished. W. S. Anderson returned dur ing the week, he having been called home on account of the serious illness of hi3 brother. Mr. Anderson has succeeded in getting some large companies in terested at this point, who have taken over considerable property which they intend working upon a large scale this summer. ti 1 ! ing f it h; Ce of lis j; is tan iwa the r ame i ry w l to I railn jlish 1 i inett Wil me : be 1 i an ord twe: jthe M i I Ier int ( 'A f Tnpl! 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