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A Oood Advertiser Oeta
It WiB Boost For Yon
No. 19
MAR -4 1903
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Ecpr C. R. Mxiii tote Caij Gives Promise
tf a Smsafcza Eemvd Has Spent To
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will uUaUk tht nat aaaaamtla.-C. B. Maroacb.
C. R. Murdock, formerly of
Buttej but later of Goldfield. and
one of the best known mining
engineers in the west, has been
devoting the past two weeks to
an energetic study of conditions
in this district, and. like many
others who have been here in
the past few months for the
same purpose, has caught the
spirit of optimism which encom
passes the average visitor after
once having seen a few mines of
the camp. Mr. Murdoch came
to Pioche with Frank B. Cook
and W. H. Webber, who are
heavily interested in mining pro
perty here, after having gone
through several of of the leading
copper camps of Arizona.
He left for Goldfield and Yer
rington Tuesday morning, but
expects to return about April 1st,
possibly before, when he will
likelv becomo an active figure
in the development and building
up of a Greater Pioche.
4 it i luuin rn manv mininr
1 1 liav uwu ... .,, 0
camps on the Pacific slope," said
Mr. r Murdoch, "both new
and old, during the past twenty
vear. but I have never been in
an rM camn which gave better
nromise of a sensational revival
"During the past week I vis
ited many of the mines in the
camp, and I must say that I was
astonished at the great tonnage
of commercial ore blocked in the
workings of the old properties.
"The development on the west
side of the Pioche range are ex-
tremely flattering. The Prince
Consolidated contains enormous
tonnage and rare 'values, and is,
perhaps, the only mine well
developed in that portion of the
district at this time. The Pioche
King, however, now sinking a
shaft on adjoining ground on the
direct strike of the known
ledges, certainly looks like
good bet. And this, with the
Golden Prince, Demijohn and
Point properties surely furnish
good chances for speculation.
I am not a dreamer, and yet
I can see the time coming when
the town of Pioche will assume
the prosperity of former years,
and the production will undoubt
edly surprise the most conserva
tive. . The ore lis here; the val
ues show large profit and modern
methods of reduction on ores of
identical analysis insures success.
Even the surrounding dis
tricts, including Jack Rabbit and
Bristol, so long neglected, are al
ready shipping large tonnage.
"You know, in this mining
world, oldtimers ljave learned to
place confidence in the opinions of
certain men, due to their intel
ligence, experience, and the suc
cess which they have made in
former ventures. When men
so widely known as John A.
Kirby, ex-Senator Thos. Kearns,
Windsor V. Rice, Frank B.Cook,
W. H. Webber and Robert Bell
invest extensively, it is at any
rate a credit to the possibilities
of Pioche district"
to $203,858.85. The next year
'showed an increase to $227,137.
58; 1902 showed a business of
$320,089.58, dropping to $282,
475.25, in 1903. In 1904 the low
est point was reached, only
$181,182.08 beingdeposited; 1905
showed a gain of nearly 100 per
cent, when $301,365.21 was re
ceived. Goldfield was a heavy
depositor in 1906, when the de
posits reached $743,581.10; and
in 1907 $823,582.23 was deposit
ed. The business increased over
100 per cent lat year, and will
make as great an . increase this
year, as the figures for the cal
endar year 1908 showed deposits
of nearly two and a quarter mil
lion dollars.
- These ftguVes shtjw the Nevada
output of bullion to be increasing
by leaps and bounds. . It must
be taken into consideration that
an immense quantity of ore is
sent out of the state to be re
duced to bullion. None of this
product finds its way back, but
goes to swell the receipts of other
institutions. , Then, too, the sil-
ver output, which is immense,
must be disposed of to others
than the mint as the only the
silver which contained in gold
deposits is purchased.
i;e bjo buck
Snow Prevents Well Known
Engineer From Making
Examination of Out
lying Districts
Beccse S&arceioidcr is Piocnt Kiof el Pfcte
Kstds Before Seg Ttea Expects Coev
i'JUsae Catal ti Cone Here -Sees Great
(fcrtiiGlfy For fcvesterat li Pica. Kin
icj Property. '-
Samuel Newhoose Plans to Treat Zinc Ore Iran
Good Springs District.
Tie 559 Cross-cot Kssti la ftercs-.
: At Otto Kiss.;
ESaT. W. fcSToT Salt like lookin.
. over tbc
T. W. Galiger, the well-known
mining engineer of Salt Lake,
has been in camp for the past
ten days for the purpose of look
;v ing up a meritorious mining
property for which he has a cli
ent He has spent considerable
of the time in the Stampede Gap
country, Jack Rabbit Highland
and Pioche proper, and it is un
derstood that he has his eye on
something which he feels like
taking hold of, and it, is possble
that a deal will be consummated
within the next few days.
Mr. Galiger stated today that
he has formed a good opinion of
the camp, and believes it a good
one to tie to. ' '
. PteS JfcM K!.
The Pioche Metal Mining com
pany is going ahead vigorously
with the development campaign
at the Point mine, and from Sup
erintendent Thomas J. Hooper
if has been learned that there
nonse has been most gratifying.
a;na Mnnacer Cook was here
Jast wwk, he has opened several
few faces of ore, and there is
;. every indication that the expec
tations of the owners will be ful
ly reaped. As stated last week,
the company to Spnductfng asysr
tematic campaign of prospecting
before determining the location
for the permanent shaft,
.Mm R. Cook and William
who have been in Salt
Stands Third In List of
Places Where Govern
ment Receives Gold
And Silver
Samuel Newhouse has returned
to Salt Lake from New York
where he has been on business
in connection with the promotion
of a company to manufacture,
equipment for and erect Fink
smelters. The Evening News of
Salt Lake of last Tuesday quotes
him as saying:
' 'I amnot seeking to tear down
any corporation. 1 am much
more in favor of building them
up. The Fink smelter plan is a
poor man s scheme. It will seek
to build up the small properties
and help the . small mines
throughout the country.
While in New York," states
the News, "Mr. Newhouse says
that many people declared their
willingness to become interested
in the fink smelter process, and
any amount of money necessary
to place the company in a posi
tion to handle orders for new
smelting plants was promised.
Within a few days, as soon
as Edward Fink, the inventor of
the new smelter process, returns
from the east, operations at the
plant at Garfield will be resumed
and experimental work carried
farther than in the past. Among
the first ores to be tried, proba
bly, will be those from the Good
Springs district in Lincoln coun
ty, Nevada.
The work on the zinc ores
from Good Springs will be to
gam the lead and silver values
which are rejected by- the lola,
Kansas, smelter. Mr. Newhouse
is interested in the Shenandoah
property at Good Springs, and it
ia ma micuwuu iaj beak una uic,
Is Value of Metals Left There During Last fiscal
Year-Report of Director Frank A. Leech -
Record for Several Years Given-Nevada's
Metal Output Sltjdly Increasing
To Statement of Washington Official.
Krf Keg Here,
Fred C. Richmond, at the head Thomas J. Hooper,
After spending. nearlythrejM
weeks in making study ox the
geology of the Pioche district,
Robert N. Bell, former state
mine inspector of Idaho, depart
ed for Salt Lake Thursday morn
ing. "There is little more to say
than what I have already given
the Record concerning my ob
servations in this region;" de
clared Mr. Bell just before leav
ing, "only that I am more firmly
impressed than ever about the
permanency of this camp. I am
satisfied that it has a wonderful
iuture; mat the next year
will record some splendid devel
opments, and that there
will be a steady increase in the
pay-roll, which, of course, means
a greater population.-
'Pioche is destined to become
a great bonanza camp. In a num
ber of the mines I visited I
have seen some tremendously
large ore bodies blocked but and
in shape to produce heavily, as
well as a number of other mines
yet in the early stages of develop
ment, but which give promise of
responding in a manner which
will be very gratifying to the
"Owing to -the snow, I have
not had the opportunity I would
liked to. have hd to visit some
of the outlying districts but I
intend to return in the spring
and spend considerable time in
maldng a study of them. I wil
probably get back to Pioche some
lime during the latter part of
Mr, Bell is already interested
in three properties over in what
is commonly known as the Prince
Consolidated zone, being a share
holder in the Pioche King, Pi
oc'ie Metals, and has subscribed
for a large block of stock in a
corporation in process of organi
sation in Salt Lake to develop the
Jim Crow group, situated adja
cent to the holdings of the Pi
oche Metals company, tie ex
pressed himself as being highly
pleased with the developments
being made in the property of
the last named corporation under
the direction of Manager Frank
B. Cook and Superintendent
Things are getting livelier
every day over on the Prince
Consolidated side of the camp.
At the Prince Consolidated, a
force of forty men is employed
on development work and ore
extraction. But energy is cen
tered in this property mostly in
the 650-crosscut, which is near
ing the rich fissures opened on
the upper levels, and according
to information received from the
mine this morning, it will take
ten days more work at the pres
ent rate of . progress; gives
00 feet more of "stoping backr,
when Superintendent Lloyd will
be in position to draw on this re
source for a large tonnage. The
Tfc ' 1 1 ' 1 .J1.1.
nnce is iuuiung Digger anu uei-
ter every day.
' . Toe Me King.
The Pioche King Mining com
pany is busy sinking its perman
ent working shaft which has
been located within a stone's
throw of the Prince Consolidated
dump, and advices from the
headquarters ot the company
at Salt Lake brim:: the informa
tion that a now 50 h jrae-oower
Alamo hoisting en gins has been
purchased and ordered shipped
immediately, lne new mine
buildings contracted for during
the late visit of President John
A. Kirby are under contruction.
Busy at Golden Prince. ,
The Golden Prince manage
ment is pounding away inj the
usual vigorous manner with en
ergy centered on the sinking of
the double compartment shaft.
of the F. C. Richmond Machin.
ery company of Salt Lake, ar.
rived in camp last evening ac
companied by an engineer who
is to have charge of the install
ment of the new equipment re
cently ordered by the Pioche
King Mining company and which
Pioche Metals has one of the
finest surface showings in the
camp, and is being touted as one
of the coming big mines ot this
region. The stock was listed on
the Salt Lake Stock & Mining
Exchange this week, and brok
ers have been actively bidding
Ore Assafc) Kore Tta fee l!r Jed Czss Li
' SSveMfajer Ed F. fefcl :;:.$ ti
ro. Ore For Sf-iHtees a
Exciteiat fid Tei.
The Pioche Demijohn company
is working . the usual torce ot
men on development, which is
being confined to the 200-foot
The annual report of Director
of the Mint Frank A. Leach, for
the fiscal year ending June 30.
1908,' just issued, discloses a par
ticular gratifying condition of
affairs . at the mint in Carson
The value of the gold and sil
ver deposited at Carson is only
exceeded by that deposited in
two other assay offices in the
United States, while the percent
age of net expenses to the value
of deposits is considerably lower
than that of any of the other as
say offices,
The following table will be in
teresting, as showing the relative
business of the different assay
(Moo. ..,.,.,.,. t U61.080.H OlOMU
poiIhaho......... 880,896.80 1.26060
eHt,N,c,., man. 08 l.sacm
H.kmfcMont...,.,.;.,,,,.;; l,TOlUI,a4 1.07908
9t.uoui. n::,,..,,. 448,886.28 0,75896
Dndwood. & D.(. ,.,.,,. 1.878,227.13 1,46916
Stmtth, Wl..,, , !$,48,M.0 0,14080
In 1899, the present as-
Myer.in-chargp;)vK.Colcord, as-
includes a 50 horse-power Alamo ' all the way from 25 to 30 cents a
hoisting engine. - share tor it. , .. ..
The Mountain View hotel, lo
cated on Lacour street, near the
court house, has been sold to G,
G. Davis, the well-known min
ing operator, and who is a lead
ing spirit in the Onoota irriga
tion project at the head of Cave
The Record is Informed that
Mr. Davis proposes to remodel
the building and convert it into
a strictly first-class hostelry
without delay. It is understood
that a bus Une will be put on
to, meet all incoming and outgo
ing trains, and that the new
management is going out for its
share of business.
Mr, Davis realises that Pioche
i& going to go ahead with leaps
and bounds, and that more ade
quate hotel accommodations wil
soon be needed. ,
The transaction involves 800
acres of land on the Oneota tract
J. B. Hull exchanging the hote!
building and adjacent property
for the land. f
a ! Jnn m v.imna . w '
le ior wvb ua, sumed charged the Ca?on mint,
businebs, are expected to return deposits were valued at $306.-
home this evening., 1 976.40. In 1900, they declined
of Legislature
Passes Both
Goes to Gover-
For Signature.
The bill introduced in the leg
islature by Assemblyman Berg
man to divide Lincoln county and
creating Clark county with Las
Vegas as the county seat, has
passed both branches of the leg
islature and has been presented
to Governor Dlckerson for his
signature. That the governor
will attach his name to the doc
ument there is not the slightest
doubt, or at least such ia the
information that has come to the
Record from Carson City. The
act is to take effect July 1st, next
Salaries for : Clark county
officials are. provided for as fol
lows: Sheriff, $1,800 per annum,
with commissions additional;
deputy sheriffs may be employed
whenever necessary, but none
are to receive in excess of $100
per month; county recorder and
ex-officio auditor, $1,500 per
year; county clerk and ex-officio
clerk of the district court, $1,200
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Nothing has stirred up Pioche
quite as much in several weeks
a3 the strike made recently
on the Colfax group in the High-
and district, and within the
shadow of the mountain through
which the ledges of the great
Mendha mine make their way.
It was not until early in Jan
uary that bd r . t reudenthal,
one of the best known and influ
ential mining men of this dis
trict, became cognizant of the
existance in Highland of, a man
ganese fissure equally as persis
tent as the one which has fed
he rich Mendha beds and of
about equal width.
Subsequent investigation has
proved , the continuity of this
manganese fissure for a distance
approximating 12,000 feet, and
for nearly 8,000 feet across ter
ritory which has been acquired
by Mr. Freudenthal within the
past few weeks. Openings made
along the course of the fissure at
varied intervals has found the
ore in place, and samples taken
from each "of these points; also
from open cuts and shallow
shafts sunk along the numerous
cross-fissures, has produced such
astonishing results that as soon
as the news was spread a wild
rush for claims ensued. Even
the snow storm of last Wednes
day did not deter the claim hunt
er from grabbing up about all
the vacant ground left in the vi
cinity of the Colfax strike. Ter
ritory in the flat below Arizona
mountain, in plain" view of the
Last Chance properties, and for
years supposed to be of no es-
pfcial value, therefore having
been left open to location, has
been filed on. Scarcely an inch of
the ground left, extending from
the southeast endlines of the
Freudenthal properties down to
the valley below in the direction of
the Prince Consolidated, Golden
Prince and Pioche King mines,
has not been covered by loca
tions within the past few days,
hence every indication points to
ward a season of intense activity
in the Highland district in the
near future.
When samples ot black man
ganese, brought to Mr. Freuden
thal on January 2d, assayed more " t
than 200 ounces in silver, it was -difficult
for him to believe that
the figures were correct, for the
cursory examination which he
had made did not impress
him that the ore contained any
extraordinary values. . His guess
was from 10 to 15 ounces in sil
ver; and one can imagine his
surprise when a series of sam
plings from along the Colfax lode
gave him returns running as '
high as 301.72 ounces, while the
lowest obtained was 54.72 ounces '
silver; with the lead running
from 1 to 3 per cent, and from
$2 to $5 in gold. Having thus
satisfied himself, that the start
ling returns from the assayer
had not misled him, he at once
began to negotiate for other pro
perty, not letting up till he had se
cured the Black Wonder, Wedge. '
! i .
Missouri ana, otner erouns
making up an area comprising in '
all about twenty-five claims,
without counting: in the Finsen
Ray, an adjadent groupj in whjtls
Mr. Freudenth'nas secured a
controlling interest; thus raising
the totals to somewhere between
thirty and forty claims.
Samples picked out of the Col
fax shaft by a representative of
the Record Wednesday last re
turned $2 in gold, 202.24 ounces
in silver and 2.45 per cent lead.'
The shaft is not to exceed ten
feet in depth, hence the ore was
taken from practically at the
grass roots.
Ore is being sacked for ship
ment; and there is every reason
to expect that the Colfax is go
ing to prove to be one of the real
sensations of this camp. The
fissure appears to have a width
of anywhere from two to five
feet at the surface, but it makes
up in value for what it lacks in
size, and a feature which attracts
mining men is the fact that it
lies in between a contact of lime
and porphyry. Some are of the
opinion that the porphyry is none
other than an extension of the
famous Yuba dike, and which,
has fed some of the richest mines
in the Pioche district.
Splendid Headway Being
Made With Development
of this Mine on the
Yuba Dike.
per year; county assessor; $1,800
per year; county treasurer,
$2,000 per year; district attorney,
$1,500 per year; county commis
sioners, $300 per year and mile
age. The public administrator and
county surveyor era to receve
the same as now paid in Lincoln
county. Clark county is to pay
for the transcribing of records;
but Lincoln county is to pay
Clark county $10,000 as Clerk
county's portion of the property
of Lincoln county.
Station Cut on 800 and te-cuticj will top
In Few Days-Fine Sttz&ifl Ore Oped on
600 Demonstrating Costlsslrj of Ore Body
Shownon Upper Lnrcls Shaping Up f of Steady
The Boston & Pioche is pushing
development work vigorously,
and operations have so far been
confined to the Yuba dike, al
though there are other known
ore-bearing fissures in quartzitQ
and adjoining the dike. P.urLng
the past six months, the company
has been devoting much energy
towards the. sinking of the shaft
deeper, and in the meantime
I irai-tr liffla wmt lina t-.y.. 3 - -
i.jl7 "via iimo uccil UUUO
outside of this, it being the ob
ject of the management to gain
greater depth as rapidly as pos
sible. Two separate ore shoots
were struck on the 300-foot '
level, which, with the 150-foot
level, produced considerable
high grade ore during the sum
mer of 190&
It is planned to open this re
source on lower levels. The ore
has been found to continue to
600, where it was encountered
recently in a closs-cut run out
from the shaft; while driving for
the same shoot is now in prog
ress on the 700 level, den .
onstra ting that it is a question of
only getting out to the points
intersection of the many ws
slips and fissures to findtsying
ore. A station is. fating cut on.
the 800-foot level and in a. fr.
days cross-cutong will k---ia.
from there..
bilied for
of colored peopla i&.
an entertainment
opera house ta

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