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I, 1 s j THE PIOCME EE0 A Good Advertiser Gets The Business VOL. LIX PIOCHE, NEVADA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1909. No. 18 Et T jt For The RECORuTl J LJy H WUi Boost For You j TO DISCUSSES : ? ' C0U1Y DilMKI Deprecates Steam Roller Methods of Las Vegas I Politicians and Tells ' Some Plain Facts BOOMERS IN CARSON CZclils if Salt Lake ioutc Say Session at ; This Tiae Will Mean Ulster Taxaflan Any ftct Passed by Ugislatore, Without GiYftg People aa OpgctnBj to vote cb Propositlos, ' WU Be Null and Void. The Las Vegas county division L booomera are at Carson City pleading their cause before the members of the legislature, and conspicuous among the number is former sheriff Charles . Corkhill. j . Rhvolite has cautrhtthe countv division fever too, and a number the PePle wish we wiU waive of citizens of that Drocressive our Personal interests. nlace are lobbvinir at the state W. H. Comstock, the very able wrnital in an effort to have man who represents J. Ross . the southern part of Nye coun- Clark in his absence, was present J : xi a. a.i j.-. : j ty Chopped Off, and Rhyolite uu"' "- enure interview aim cent visit to Los Angeles, I took pains to thoroughly investigate it I interviewed nearly every prominent official of the Salt Lake and Las Vegas and Tonopah lines. I found, and am author ized to so state, that the facts are as follows: 'A delegation from Las Vegas visited Los Angeles and inter viewed Vice-President J. Ross Clark and several other promi nent officers of the two lines above mentioned. The inter view was held in the office of Vice-President Clark, and there was a full discussion. At the conclusion of the interview the answer was: "Ascertain the wishes of a majority of the tax-payers of Lir.cvlu county on this subject, and whatever those wishes prove to be we will accede. Don't de ceive yourselves by assuming that division will not increase taxes, because it will increase them. f The railroad interests will be adversely affected, but if designated as the county seat : of the proposed new county. ' t The Rhyolite boomers, how- ! ever, have encountered op- ; position of a strenuous kind from ) the northern end of Nye, and one of the strongest arguments ' being advanced is that if the ; scheme should go through it ; will mean higher taxation. ; Just exactly what it will mean to the taxpayers of this county, ; particularly to those of the south ern half of it, which the Las Ve- ;gasitea want for the proposed ",' . .county of Clark. authorized me to state the above, Mr. Clark himself was in New York. The other officials with whom I talked all confirmed Mr. Comstock's version of that interview. I wish it might be possible for ever man who signed the peti tion to read the above. Now in all kindness I would like to offer one or two suggestions. We will never make progress by deceiv ing ourselves. Our county has a bonded debt of about $450,000, besides the floating debt which will increase all through this The following on the subiect year, rrtiwfv , ti-viainn Vi a u Koan ra. I Vlded ceived from James W. Abbott, the well-known mining engineer of this city: r .i . . ; Pioche, Nev., Jan. 2L, 1909, ""Editor Pioche Record: Sir The private interests of the town of Las Vegas and of certain aspiring politicians have led to methods which were ill- advised and calculated to defeat the very purposes for which the"y are adopted. ,A steam roller is a valuable machine, but it takes an expert to operate it It seemed :" a crafty plan to run a steam roll er over the delegates at the last democratic convention, but it . was a clumsy job. The clause in the nlatform committing the The county cannot be di unless a majority of the voters at legal election register a wish for such division. After that all the bondholders must give their consent, or the courts will nullify any law passed for division. You nfay divide a par ty with a democratic platform; you can't divide a county that way. I believe that county division can be effected bV enacting at the present session, of the legis lature a law framed upon the following lines: County division to go into effect January 1, 1913, provided that reasonable salaries are al lowed the officers of each county, and provided further that at the COUNTY DIVISION BILL PASSES ASSEMBLY A private dispatch from Carson City last night con veyed the information that the Las Vegas county divis ion bill had passed the assembly, 47 votes having been cast favorable to it and one member not voting. The impression prevails at Carson that the bill will also be passed in the senate. tve in.! m New School Building For Pioche The foregoing half-tone illustration shows how the proposed new school building for Pioche will look when completed. It will cost $15,000, is to contain six rooms and will be a thoroughly mod ern structure in every respect. It was designed by Liljenberg & Maeser of Salt Lake and will be ready for occupancy by Septem ber 1 next BUILDINGS FOR THE E E Lumber for Several Sub stantial Structures Was Delivered During This Week. AT OTHER MINES Development Woik Progrcssiao Steadily la all Parts of the District Shaft Still Going Down at the Boston & Piocbe At the Golden Prince, Demijohn awl Point- Sink Permanent Shaft. dAinnoratift candidates to suDDort regular election in November. county division will be wholly in- 191. a majority of the taxpayers onerative unless a majority of voie Ior "vision, tWnpmdfi favor such division. I believe that any attempt to Yn,.an't thwart the wishes of effect county division in any the majority in this matter and other wa? result in failure, n,ftV it stick. Peonle don't like sectional bitterness and many 4-n Ka km in nira Tf ini 11109 tVwiir cenditions prejudicial to the in- anatomv and hurts their feel ... . a . T ings. Since me election, tne juas Vesras county division boomers have made further mistakes, , tThey have circulated a petition favoring county division. Aside from the need for county division when the proper time arrives, and which everybody would rec ognize unless duly irritated by injudicious practices, these three arguments used were: First It will cost nothing Second The railroad compa nies, which pays 65 per cent of "the County, desire it ' " Third If not conceded, the countyseat will be moved from ; Pioche. They : got many signatures terest3 of us all. James.W. Abbott. VISITS THE X-RAY Iowa Shareholder tad Willi Work Coics ; at that Property. A. C. Cobb, and wife, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, were in camp a couple of days this week and visited th X-Ray mine in the Highland district in which Mr. Cobb is a shareholder. The visitors were well pleased with the work , of devejopment being earned on by Manager Joe Taylor, and expressed confidence that the property is going to make splendid account of itself from neoDle who were influenced in the near future. hv these anruments. althoueh The construction of the new the first is ouerile: the second mine buildings is under way, and flagrantly untrue, and the third everything is in readiness ror pure roL When you pass a one- ne installation of the compressor inch pin through a threa-auarter wnen it arrives. ms eqmp- inch hole, you can run two coun ties at the same cost as one. Not before. As for moving the coun- ' tyseat ' from Pioche, such a bo gyman belongs to the same men period as the doll and the jump- tnent was ordered sometime ago, and is expected to reach here almost any day. Bsa Art tssL The government has brought ing-jack, and could be most fitly suit to collect $5,456.38 from the exploited on hallow e'en. bondsmen or former postmaster n xl a. x j t f eeiinicuiab tne secooa 8nru " """"'v uvaivimsui, man wm th rtilv mia Houprvinar Who IS TMW awaiting trial for jserious attention, during my re-' emoezzieraeni. The Pioche King Mining com pany has let a contract for the construction of several mine buildings; lumber has been delivered on the ground, and in a few days the structures will be taking form, the double com-j partment working shaft has been ' started, and before leaving for home Thursday morning, Presi dent John .A. Kirby received bids for the sinking of the shaft several hundred feet, and the contract will doubtless be award ed at a meeting of the board of directors to be held in Salt Lake in a few days. At the same time, the purchase of a 50-horse power gasoline engine will be authorized. All of the new equipment to be ordered for the Pioche King will Jbe high class, and when in. stalled no company in the Pioche district will have better facilities td carry work along on an elabo rate scale. Pioche King is one of the future big producers of this region. It adjoins the Prince Consolidated, and will probably develop into just as big a mine. At least everything points that way. v - Cars for Rabbit The ' Nevada-Utah Mines & Smelters corporation has received several new steel ore cars for the Jack Rabbit Railroad, and the output of the Day mine will be shortly increased. Shipments are being made now, however, on the basis of from 70 to 100 tons per day. It is said recent developments in this property have been of a highly gratifying character, a new strike of im portance having been made in the early part of the week. It is said to be the best one made in the Day mine since the present management took hold of it The Bostci at Piesbe, In the Yuba East mine of the Boston and Pioche Mining com pany, there has been no letting up in the vigorous development campaign. Superintendent Earl R, Pembroke is bending eyery WONDERFUL GROWTH IS CERTAIN FOR PIOCHE Col. Ha JL Farish Epts to See lis Cej Pop- oy Many Thousands of People h tte r Fotiire-Ms' lnterestiQlv tef Geological Conditions. Ploclw will htvt u utin alnlac niilatim of fraa 15.MO to li.oai hl.i. fc 7a.Mo- woflUblt min; will be tnttomi la thU dUtrlet thai I. - Id th- warld." Willi. m- A V.w.1.1. energy towards the sinking of the shaft, which is now some distance below the 800-foot level, and is to be continued to 1000 feet, when a cross-cut will be run out' to the ore body. The Yuba East h one of the big mines of the Pioche district; it already has an enviable record of pro duction to its credit, and by tap ping the resources at this great depth the mine will become very milch enhanced in value. Cross cutting on the 800 is under way and the management expects to break into the ore body exposed on the upper levels soon. Demijohn Dinging Away. Work is progressing at the Demijohn mine with the usual force of men, and Superintend ent Bailey is driving, through a manganese ore body , on the 200 level. While no definite steps have been ta'cen as yet, to install a gasoline engine and power equipment, it is the intention of the management, to do so in the near future, when much more rapid headway will be made,' It will be a matter then of only a short time until the Demijohn will bo outputting- ore exten sively, Gaidsn Prince At the Golden Prince, splendid headway is being made in sink ing the permanent working shaft and every foot made brings more encouragment to the manage ment. The shaft is now down about 300 feet. Manager Geo. E. Coxe is on the ground giving personal attention to develop opment. Work at Oregon-Pioche. Development work is going ahead steadily at the Oregon Pioche mine in the Highland dif trict, and the steam power drill has been declared a success by Manager Ernest A. Hodges. The tunnel broke into ore last Wee nesday, the character of which is identical with that produced in the Mendha mine. The pre: - ident of the company, H. W. Rand of Portland, Oregon, has announced that the company has been solidly financed; hence notb ing stands in the way of the con duct of a vigorous development campaign at this property throughout the year. The ft mous Mendha fissure passes thrmiffh the Dossessions of the Orecon-Pioche, and many be lieve it will become a producer of equal importance. At the Point Mine, Extremely interesting devel opments have been made at this property, which is being operat ed by the Pipche Metal Mining company, this week. The man agement ia doing some energetic prospecting before deciding on the location for the permanent working shaft Colonel William A. Farish is a widely known mining engineer. He has been in camp for several weeks on professional business, and just before departing for the east Thursday morning,, told the Record a few things about the geological conditions existing here, which doubtless will be read by many with keen interest The colonel has unbounded faith in the future of Pioche and Pioche mines. Indeed, he be lieves but few, if any, mining camps anywhere in the world will be its equal as the mines become more developed and when ample facilities are pro vided for the economic mining, handling and treatment of the vast tonnage of ore. He says two or three years will make a vast change in the" appearance of the camp, and he expects to Bee a great change made , during the current year; with the carrying out of plans of development now laid out His mission here at this time has been in the ' interest of the Nevada-Utah Mines & Smelters corporation in connection with the proposed amalgamation of the great mines just above town in which the Nevada-Utah and Ohio-Kentucky companies are jointly interested, and it is be lieved that his report which has preceded him by several days, will contain recommendations fa vorable to the bringing together of the interests upon a basis em inently fair to both sides. It was not to be expected that the colonel would discuss the con tents of his report before it was delivered to the eastern offices of the Nevada-Utah; neither would he discuss the merits of any property visited by him dur ing his trip, but confined hi3 re marks entirely to a discussion of the geological situation, which follows: ine nocne mineral pelt is about twenty-five miles in length by four miles in width, and the great historical portion of this belt occurred in fissure veins, viz: the Raymond & Ely, Meadow Valley, Burke and other fissure veins near or at the town of Pi oche, where the limestone, which originally overlaid the quartzite, was scored off, exposing fissure veins and mineralized porphyry dikes in the quartzite. These veins, dikes, etc., are said to have produced in the neighor- hood of $40,000,000, and extend east from the town of Pioche two or three miles. , 'Going in a westerly direction from the town of Pioche, the dikes and veins have a genera! strike in that direction, cutting all formations below the overly ing limestone; but seldom break Ing up through it anywhere in Editor Perkins of the Search lisht Bulletin, was a Pioche vis iter this weefc. the district "The great dynamic disturhanr. es which produced these great porphyry dikes has fractured and nssured the overlying limestone m all directions and in a great many places; thus giving an out er ior the hot water and oM which were generated by the dikes as they cooled off. These waters and gases, carried acids which, acting on the organic matter contained in the lime stone, produced great caves and caverns which, together with the fissures, were subsequently re placed or filled with mineral. In many places in the distmVf where the fissures did not imme diately overlie the dikes, this so- ution ate or cut out a Dassacm on the planes of the limestone, which was subsequently replaced Dy mineral, thus forming bedded veins. As the limestone dips westerly at angles varying from u to da degrees from the town of Pioche, it becomes thicker as goes in that direction, and at a distance of ten to fifteen mil,. it will probably prove to be sev eral thousand feet thick. It ia not unreasonable, then, and it is quite probable, that many bedded veins will be found, one above another, as the limestone be comes thicker. 'These bedded veins, of course. will eventually find their way to fissures through the limestone leading them to the underlying igneous dikes referred to As the dikes and fissures have been productive of good ore in and around the town of Pioche. may expect a similar result to continue in a westerly direction, or underlying the limestone. While several very laree and profitable mines have been found and worked to considerable ex tent within the limestone; yet it is as a whole undeveloped and un prospected. The active pros pecting work now going on is generally of the most satisfacto ry character, there beinir hun dreds of prospects making show ing which justifies the belief that many of them will make good, profitable mines on full development. But independent of what mav be found in the formations un derlying the limestone, the nu merous outcrops of fissures and bedded veins in the limestmiA where ore of commercial value is found justifies the opinion that more profitable mines will be de veloped in this district than in any other district yet discovered in the state of Nevada. And it is not reasonable to expect that with reasonable railroad and smelter charges upon the low grade ores, the district will be filled with an active mining pop ulation of from 15,000 to 25,000 souls within the next few years." HAD NARROW ESCAPE Robert C Led Rett Brief FlktaSa With Death Tfcjtf Pistol DbwYje. Robert C. Lund, of the Judd-Lund-Olson company, held a brief flirtation with death Sun day morning through the acci dental discharge of a pistol which he had been cleaning. The bul let struck him in the side, caus ing only an external injury. Ha has been in the Duckworth hos pital during the week for recu peration, but will be following: his usual vocation in a few dayB,.