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Developments at the Pioche Metals
Wining company's Point mine are
hourly growing more interesting and
some visitors to that side of the camp
this week are emphatic in the declar
ation that, excepting the Prince Con
solidated, no other property in that
part of the camp contains any more
developed ore of a marketable grade
At any rate, the Point mine is look
ing 'better and better every 'day and
If improvements continue as they
Lav done during the past few weeks,
. IL is. a matter of only a short while
until "4he-4operty will be enrolled
: anion? the. stead v and permanent
,proaucer nittnis uibinici.
"the causes which led to the some-
k what complex situation remaining ai-
the B Point group of claims. Supt
Leminon arrived at. the conclusion
-that the disturbances in that local
'Vltjr had been made subsequent to the
tilling bi the fissures and bedding
workings penetrated a mass of crush
ed,; or breclated material; when it be-
!' Varna' nlalnlv ' evident, that thfl ore
T,Todjr which had been exploited above
; had. met .with a radical displacement;
- but to determine its location was the
prc-l-aza left for th : management to
figure ou'. -. , . j , ',
' ' that by directing a cross-cut to fhe
Tight, the search might be rewarded
and so it was. An " incline winze
was started; Superintendent Lemmoh
being careful to keep In close , touch
with the. refound resource," and he
has followed it down to a depth of
nearly 100 -feet, the dip being south
0 west, and towards the ... porphyry
Elmer M. Bray, manager of the At
lanta gold mine at Atlanta arrived in
the city Tuesday evening accomparr
led by George Gunn, one of 'he pro
moters of the Cumberland Ely com
pany at Ely. They left Wednesday
morning, by private conveyance for
Tie new gold camp.
Late reports from Atlanta indicate
that the Atlanta mine is opening up
splendidly and that the-results thus
' tar have more than exceeded the ex
pectations of those who , have been
' 1 applying the sinews with which to
xploit this most Interesting proper-
' The next payment on tlic purchase
nrice of the Atlanta group will be
come due December 1, and the Record
. is reliab'.y informed that the money
r will be forthcoming.
Ctiinection with the 800 level,
through . a raise from the 300, has
boi n made in' the Mendha mine thus
exposing 100 feet more of good stop
ing ground. , ., ' . . : ,'; " .
Tbs winze from the 900 is now
down about 43 feet with the face still
showin? a five-foot breast of ore
and values running about $15 in
gold, 27 per cent lead and 25 ounces
in silver.
A" new ore body has been opened
at ii, point 325 feet south from the
shaft on the 800 level and Manager
Cook pronounces it as being one cf
the most important disclosures ev
er made la the mine. The avenue
will bCT rorti't!od on to an-intersection
with the' porphyry dike, which
is "believed to be the-" sorrce of the
minem" pn nvl' disfribt?ted throngh
ui the JieudhA. vevla system.
dike, from Which it Is believed that
the mineral solutions originated.
At 70 feet down the incline, a cross
cut to the north, has disclosed three
fee of a good grade of marketable
ore, the values contained therein
mnninir tn mA ' silver . lend and rnn-
per. From the bottom of the winze,
where a splendid face of ore has been ,n resra io me reroaricaDie conai
Ttosfti. namnloa hroueht to the sur- t,ons nw existing in the zinc ln
fare Thursday and assaved revealed
th nrMATiRA hf 100 2 ounces in ml.
er and 40 per cent lead.
Judging from recent development,
Mr. Lemmon has worked his way out
of the zone of displacement; the for vj.
at Ions have become regular and as 1
depth is gained and the porphjry
dike approached, a noticable increase
in the value of the ore has beccme
It is the intention, to continue the
winze a little further; when in all
probability, a raise to the surface
will be made and the permanent
working shaft thereby established.
Although effective work is being ac
complished, hoisting by means of a
horse whim from the depth now neces
pary is annoyingly slow. The com
pany purchased gasoline hoisting
equipment some months ago, but un
it' now, the management has not felt
safe in deciding; as to just where the
shaft should be located.. For that
reason, the plant has never been in
stalled. But it is 'certain now that
if'soon will be.
Thft nrfarfl phfting;. fit, the Point
yroperiy are iujuieneiy aiiracuve ana
geological conditions there are" favor
able tof : the opening "of , a large: and
permanent producer. ' v - ''.'.
A letter from Manager F. B. Cook
conveys the information " that Mrs.
Cook is steadily gaining her health
again and that he expects to be in
vamp, again 'in the near future.
Service of Several Deputy Sheriffs
Are Dispensed With.
The regular November meeting
of the board of county commissioners
was held last' Wednesday, with all
members present.
Upon petion of the required num
ber of citizensof A'amo, Alamo town
ship was ordered created, with the
parties named in the petition appoint
ed justice of the peace and constable.
The services of the deputy sher
its heretofore stationed at Atlanta,
r mm I fti? AnA nAtnmnM n.MA n ..1 ..... .1
'VJCW vvilj ouu Lciauifti wcic umi'icii
....... .... . .
aisconunuea witn salaries to cease
November 1
4u .
'ailed to the fact that several un -
licensed dogs are running at large
in the town of Pioche and the town
ma shal was InStk to IhS 1
n'aslns.truc,e? .. 8.ee thati
the owners comnlv with the law.
The clerk was also authorized to mlni" there hfts never, been an oc
hdvertise for bids for the board of casion regarding which the mining
county prisoners for one year; said snd 80 absolutely dictate its own
bid to be let for a sum of each meal 8 tn the smelters, in view of
furnished; the bids to be submitted I r Ah ran esitatln5ly predict
a the January meeting. i that z,n' m'ning will be come most
. .
Clarence, H. Mackay has purchased
cf A. M. Cole, the Virginia druggist. ;
a comprehensive collection of coins,
.re and relics that has long been
cue of the features of the Comstock
and has " presented the same to the
Kaite University.
Professor Young has been on the
Comstock for severar days packing up
i he ' specimens, and they have been
shipped to Reno."
Mr: Cole has-been over forty years
setting the collection together and it
is one of the most beautiful Mf its
size in Nevada. . . .
It has great historic value, and
includes many ri"h specimens of oro
collected durine the bonanza days of
;!ie mines. Carson Appeal.
"I shall not be at all surprised to
see spelter sell at $6.50 per 100
pounds, for the reason that I do
not believe there is a 30 day's sup
ply of zinc ' ore on hand in the
United States at -. the present time.
Weaver Loper, formerly of New York
and now a resident of Spokane, and
vice-president and managing director
of the Lucky Jim zinc mines, lim
ited, operating in southeastern Brit
ish Columbia, said . this in Spokane
during a stay of a few days on the
from Denver to Kalso, B. C,
dustry, and the extraordinary advanc-!
In spelter, he said:
"All settlements made on shipment
of zinc ore are in a generald way a"--
jus table on day of arrival at smelter,
VdSi'd upon the current quotation at
St Louis. In March of this year, at
which Ua.e our mines were purchased
b the present corporation, spelter
was quoted at $4.60 per 100 pounds,
St. Louis. In the interim the Payne
bill became effective Aug. 5, and im-
posed a duty on zinc ores of 1 cent a
pound, since which time the advance
in spelter has more than, absorbed
duty, owing to the fact that current
Quotations indicated they were bid
ding at St. Louis $6.15 per 100
"There is nothing extraordinary in
this fact, as it is merely occasioned
by the laws of supply and demand,
and I shall, not be at all surprised to
see speitei within the next 30 .days
sell at $6.50 per 100 pounds. After
a careful investigation, I am prepared
l 1 to say I do not believe "there is at
1 me present. iime a 30 aay supply of
' ...
h boundaries
nf hp TTnttPrf states -
"Reports Indicate that both France
and Switzerland have eflacted laws
prohibiting, the use -of ;ead pigments
for Interior decorations within their
boundaries, solely for sanitary pur
poses, in consequences of which the
industy naturally terns to zinc pig
ments. There is no doubt whatever,
that this action will be followed by
all other foreign governments; like
wise by the Canadian provinces an'
the United States,
"London quotations indicate an ad
vance in spelter beyond what wa3
anticipated, and their parallel short
ages of zinc ore seem to indicate that
it wjill be impossible for the United
State? to Jook In that direction for
any additional supplies.
"In addition the celebrated Broken
Hill (Australia) mines, from which
largt? sources of supplies have been
withdrawn report that the output is
on the decline, owing to the fact that
, . .
rpnnrta mcnttnn than oim i '
' , v""' "
stent their previous estimated bodies
ff ore.
!,u 1 nve every reason to believe
; "hat the future demand will exceed
lhe m1, the result regarding which
1 am unable to P'ognostW iTanJ
however. tt.A tht m th0 hltn J!
HUW"W- Eiaie inat in nistory of
"In reward to 'zinc" ore and the re-
I cent tarilf imposed thereon, we have
fa mr.st i email' able example thati no
l?giRation can overcome -the laws of
supply arid demand, as ill all other
oa '. the consumer pays" the bill,
an lf;t set forth by an advance in
spelter, which more than compensates
for the present existing duty.
"That present prices are stable Is
best borne out tby the fact that our
corporation can enter into ' a three
ear's contract. We are rapidly niac
in preparations to dubble our ship
mets." ' .' :'.. .
Chnrlc' ritht! nn-i family having
"isjvistd'of thrii ridnce, depart-Ti!-(!ay
n ( lirp Mr. Bithcl was
f- rir.-v'. rr ?w;M of tbe Ictccl brarc
if thf Miners ';Kii.
M. C. Fitzpatrick, former cashier
f the Bank of Pioche, has been
placed under arrest charged with em
bezzlement and falsification of the
bank's books. Unless he succeeds
ir 'defeating extradition, Fitzpatrick
w ill be brought ba k to this city
to face the serious infringement of
the law of wfc!rh he stands accused.
The ex-rank official was placed in
'stody at Ogden last Mouu'ay; but
i released ,011 bonds of $2,000 pend-
ing a pre iminary hearing which
has been set for next Wednesday
In the meantime, Governor Spry
has teea requested to honor the
requisition of Governor Dickerson
for the return of Fitzpatrick to this
ate. .If the Utah executive acqui
esces, the former bank official will
be surrendered to the sheriff of this
It is alleged that Fitzpatrick's
rtefucations and bad loans resulted
iti tliu tfnk losing something like
v0i. Experts who subsequently
investigated the bank's books, so
i is alleged, disco vvered evidence
false entries having been made to
'over up a crime.
From the time of the estblishment
ct ' the Bank t of . Pioche
up to about the beginning of June
l'UV Cathier fitzpatrick enjoyed tha
complete confidence and esteem of
of oihr oifkials of the institution.
It was abimt that time that irreg
ularaties wre discovered and in the
foulowlns "vljt the ban k wasi robbed
ht t wn $400' and $f99f th mon
ey takibg its flight during the lunch
eon ho'ir. Fitzpatrick ': was not ac-
fcused of the theft: but he was
ensured for carelessness and in
the early part' of August, Fitzpat
patrick ; was ' relieved andx succeed
ed by , M .L. Lee, the present cash
lr .. "
Before leaving Pioche, Fitzpat-
At a depth of only forty feet, W.
.-J.'Anderson has opened up about two
feet of fine ore in the Whisky Bar
rel property which lies adjacent to
he Demijohn mine.
The product bears a distinct re
semblance to Mendha ore and a sam
ple brought in to the Hodges-Cook
store, and placed alongside of the
latter bears out this statement. It
would be quite difficult for a stranger
to ltinel8h them apart.
coamk nun i aumt
H. B. Frank, the', assayer, and C.
R. Lamont, have secured a lease on
Tmn mine and-have a force
of men at work there taking out high
taking out high
grade ore for shipment. ,
The leasers are so well pleased witl
tbe, proposition that they are figur
ing on the installation of a mill
John R. Cook and William Lloyd
once had a lease on the Poorman
and within a few months' time clean
ed up a comfortable fortune.
. Conditions underground at the Gold
en Prince are better today than ever
before. This week's developments on
the 500-foot level has proved the con
tinuity of the manganese vein encount
rred on the 300 where it
showed a width of from five to six
feet. Yesterday morning, on the 500,
the vein had been cross-cut for a dis
tance i of eight feet with the face still
r l owing a full breast of good commer
cial ore. A cross-cut was started on
the 400-foot level with the view of
ploiting the ore body at that point.
1 Tar b Olson took a run down to
Ca icnte Tuesday morning on a bus
iness trip.
rick made partial amends by traafer-
ring what property he had here to-
the bbank, the latter however,, look
ing to the bonding company for
v Hat ever additional shortages there
might be. The arrest was made at
the request of the bonding concern.
From here IrlizpaUick went to.
C ;1tn where he secured employment
as uay cashier for the Pacific Express
ntzpatrick Employs An Attorney and
Disclaims Any Shortage,
(Special to The Record)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 6
M. C. Fitzpatrick, formerly cash
ier of the Bank of Pioche Inc., who
was arrested in Ogden on the charge
of emblezzlement two weeks ago and
leleased on $1,000 bonds has retain
ed Attorney T. D. Johnson to fight
extradition. As soon as the officer
arrives with the paper, a writ of
habeas corpus ' will be applied for.4
in the district court. . ,
Fitzpatrick declares that his per
sonal business relations with the
bank were straight and that he was
ot short in his accounts. He says
that he negotiated a number of loans
for the bank, with the consent of:
me aireciors. several of the loans
the bank, has been nnable to collect
on account of ; the securities beliy
worthless, ; and k d;tl-r;3 r 1
officlals of the bank are Anylag. ' to
r ake hfm tfie' rcap;eg6XrrU'
FlUpatrick is well known rn Og
den, where he first went after leav
ing Nevada. He obtained the posi
tion of cashier In the office of the
Pacific Express company. , Fitzpatrick:
explained his trouble with the offi-
r ials of the bank at the time he ac
cepted the position with the express
RIL. "';
(Special to The Record;
LAS VEGAS, NEV., Nov. 6 James.
Nobles, who has been on trial in the
district court here ail this week for
the killing of Arthur Dow and Frank.
Orr, at Newberry, this county, has
been found guilty of murder in the
first ' degree arid sentenced to life
imprisonment in the state, peniten
tiary. The tragedy occured last. April and
was the result of a dispute over nilu-
Ling property. r
Nobles, after his arrest and pre
liminary' hearing, was confined in the
Lincoln county jail until brought here
fcr trial. ,
Six teams will be put to work on
Monday hauling 3-5 per cent zinc ore
Irom the'Potosi mine to Arden switch
for shipment to the Kansas smelters.
Manager Smith states that he will
have no difficulty in maintaining the
35 per cent standard. Clark County
William H. Stringhall of Caliente
attended a meeting of Keystone Chap
ter R. A. M. in this city last Sun
day evening.' ...........
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Alquist were
uu from Caliente last Sunriav rotm-n-
ing home Monday morning.

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