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Hav you read it and learn ed how you can set the Record ent to four address (or one year practically free of coetT Look It over and subscribe. ' All The News OF THE GREAT PIOCHE MINING DISTRICT AllThTis The paper that prints the new. VOL. XXXX PIOCHE, NEVADA, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 19, 1910. No. 21 THB w,m an la the MTc&Mt who adver- ' ! tlaea and tairltea yon to trade ! I with him; . white the ma who " does not, cares little for it. or elae he would go to the ; trouble of asking for It JAM A CAMP in owon to A recent visitor to the Jarbldge dls tvict in northern Nevada, William A. Ktpplin, and who is said to be an exi't-ricnced prospector, has address ed an interesting letter to the Hum boidi. Eter. The writer evidently gives a truth fal statement of conditions and, un like most writers from new camps, does not Indulge In exagerations. The l;i ler is as follows: Then- being so many different' stor ies as to the present conditions in this, the laiost booming gold camp lu Nevada, I take this opportunity ' to five you my many acquaintances the true sltublin here, as I have ob served it, and am Judging the same from an unbiased point of view. have ' been in the district twelve days and have looked at Jthe Stevens- Gri-uwaldt and Escalon strikes. The li'iiime strike Is a good, large mill log proposition. If the values hold up as depth is attained. But as they oi. ly a few prospect holes, one Sti-fcot shaft and, a tunnel which at . present la lu about twenty-five feet ) under cover), it is , impossible for . anyoiid to say what they have.' As to all the hot air you see in the Salt Lake and Twin Palls papers about " th- S27,OT-0,000 in sight, I leave that to any sane man's reason and Judg- Writ. They have a tremendous ppr- , phyry dike about forty feet wide, '.. ilea crops twenty-five to thirty r.-. t above, the surface. This por phyry Is cut by what some call an al- tnvd rhyolite, the ore forming In the porpnyry near . the intrusion. One .may go on top of the porphyry dike - a oocastenally see a piece of rock 1 allowing free gold. Some of the -Idaho natives' get highly excited over this. ' ' The Bourne property has one shift of men at work. The Stevens-Creen ; wn dt strike is about one mile south of the Bourne property and Is on the mine trend as the Bourne strike. They have a fair showing, but there is no one at work at present as far as I could see. The Escalon strike Is about one mile easterly from the Eoume ground. This, Xo my mind has tun as much merit as the Bourne property, the work so tar done show-In-; vp a better defined ledge than.lt ri losing prospects, where on can sect colors, especially on the Smith round, on part of which one of the tnv:nslts has been laid out There are all kinds of rumors of a'.-, but as far as I know only four d?als have been made and twa of hcae wore merely options. As to tbe best way to come here t Dresent. one goes from Mlnadoka, Malm. -to Buhl, Idaho, by rail. Get your tent, stove, cooking utensils and bed id Buhl. Take the stage from Buhl to Kitty Wllkins" ranch (some call it Rlmrock and Hot Springs); distance sixty-five miles: fare $8; 7a cents each. The cost of hay, grain, groceries. etc. here at a Jarbldge store In as follows: Hay, (ISO a ton; oats. 112.00 prr hundred poundB; flour, $li lor a -u-pouud sack, sll.au for 100 pound? ; bacon, 40 cents to ii ceuu a pound; lard, 30 cents a pouud; col- fee, 43 cents to 50 cents a pound; po tatoes lb cents a pound aud none iu cau.p; tobacco, Vu cents a pound These prices were given me by the score keeper himself and are the cor rect prices up to date. liu-re are at present about 275 to 300 men in camp and vicinity. There is hot a woman in camp up to uaie, which is something remarkable. Ev er) one is working or abie to get work if desired. Wages are $4 and up for eitfUi hours. We have one store, two ukrueri.ui.ps and two assay offices tone restaurant "on the road".) No louginc house as yet, but one Is said to be on the way coming in. The nearest saloon Is about eight miles from here. The whether is very cold here at night, although the days are u. m to warm whenever the sun shines. Tuer e is from eight Inches to thirty ileet of snow here, while there are soiuu places entirely bare, being wind swept .This la an Ideal place for a townsite, plenty of room and an abun dance iif wood an water; Then are quite a few Nevadans here Including such well known fig ures kj Ed Benane, Tom Beadle,vC. M. Lane, "Teddy" Gay, Jimmy" Mor rison, Henry Price, the assay er; Hebe Lewis and Jim Baird A meeting was called last Sunday - and ways and mean provided to get tbe mall Into the camp twice a week; also to build a better road from one With the exception of 'two cases of 'snow blindness,, there is not a sick mau here. Everyone goes to bed early and is up accordingly next morning. Of course one must not forget that the present activity in and around town is due to the many people coming and going. Everybody Is working or hiring some to make himself as comfortable as possible. The naked truth Is just this, and people ne ver seem to learn a lesson: They b..lld the town first and then try to find it they have some mines. I wish It distinctly understood that 1 am no. 'knocker'; but facts must be borne in mind. This camp is over si months old (at least, the Bourne strike.) With reports of the tremen dous showings and the value in sight a '.tttle of the energy spent In promo ting townsltes might be used to bet ter advantage, or, at least, look much better to the cool-headed Investigator and Investor coming, here, If he heard a few more rounds of shots fired. Ther els not a 50-foot shaft or tun nel In the entire camp and not a leaser at work, as far as I can learn, un to date. These are the fac's. I 10CHE X-RAY MAKES SENSATIONAL DISCOVERY OF ORE Local officers of the X-Ray mine aru exulting over recent developments on that property. For sometime ex exploratory work has been done on thb opposite side of the range from he tunnel, with the result that sen sational ore has been encountered at the grass roots. JUuager Taylor has run an open cu: acioss the ground, revealing a led. 100 feet wide In which Is show ing 3t-duis, from the width of a knife blade to several inches thick, contain- itiis high grade values In lead and silvr. t Is by far the most Important discovery yet made at the X-Ray and Mr. Taylor says the tunnel is head' ed directly toward It. The company expectB to devote considerable at en tion to the new discovery. CENTENNIAL PIOCHE IS PUSHING WORK ENGIffiS m cow i:i cam BELOW CMNTE Work has been resumed at the Cen tennial Ploche mine and Sup't Lloyd as instructions to push the shaft on down to the 500-foot level as rap idly as possible. In order to facil itate the work, a pipe line Is be- tag built over to connect wth, the compressor at the Prince Consolidat ed, with which company arrange ment Ikve been made to supply the mine with air to operate machine drills. HOLDS OFFICE IN BOTH NEVADA AND CALIFORNIA, A peculiar condition of affairs has itown out of the appointment of f red L. Berry, assemblyman from Nye, to the position of assistant district attorney of San Francisco. To all Intents and purposes Mr. Ber ry Is now a citizen of San Francisco county and is engaged in the enforc ing of the laws of that place. Should It be necessary for tbe governor of Nevada to call a special meeting of the legislature, Mr. Berry would be eligible to come to the Btate and till his seat in that body. As the mat ter now stands he is a man with two residences and holding a position In two states. Humboldt Star. CITIZENS TAKE ' UP THE MATTER H OF TONNAGE A meeting of cltliens of Ploche was held at Commercial club last Monday night at which time the rail road situation was discussed. A number expressed the belief that a substantial sum, raised by pop ular subscription, should be tendered the Salt Lake Route management as an inducement to exercise haste In th restoration of rail communication into this town by the repair of damage done on the Callente & Ploche branch. ' The sentiment expressed by a ma le "lty ot those present, however, was favorable to showing the railroad peop'e what Ploche can offer in the way of tonnage. This, It was believ ed would have more Influence with the railroad than the proffer of mon-! ' ey. no matter how large or small. I 0ne of tth WBt deals for Good Accordingly,'. committee was ap- Spiles, Nevada, properties thattt has pointed, consisting of Ed F. Freuden-. been made In years has Just been thai. L. Scherxlnger and E. A. Hodges da. whereby Salt Lake Interests Aunuaen V kimlnnnn Imnota anil , TT Z lM"' over Une Properties owned by gent s ic w uuuv unuoiB tui vw Jcct stated. , the AIex Campbell estate, i - It Is believed that at least fifty considered among the best In the can loads of outgoing and incoming camp. James . T. Hammond and J. freight can be guaranteed the railroad . jj. Jensen and associates have taken i tse urst tniny aays arter iramc is uotd and leMe on tne flve groupg 0( roxnuiea -o f locne again. cbtirus owned by the estate. Negotia nt Li. Liee was cnairman oi we tions are now on with eastern and meeting . last Monday. iocai people to finance the new com. pany and within the next three months, it la declared, that work will . t Engineers of the Salt Lake i T amlnatlon of the Meadow Val- Route are now making an ex ley wash with the view of pre senting estimates of the cost of restoring the railroad so that it may be operated at least temporarily. This is In accor dance with instructions from Senator Clark and other high officials of the road. William Culvejjrell met the engineers with his teams and is accompanying them down the J wash. X I t 4MHt4 GOLD CHIEF C IS SUG U? FCIE E. A. Hodcea SDnt a. mnnla mt m ilavita lout SA ... Jays this week at the Panaca mine ploitatlon before taking up the pro In the Chief district, the develop- position of building a mill. Mr. Hod ment of which has been undertaken ' ges believes, however, that by tbe by the Gold Chief Mining cotmpany. , expiration of that time the mine will He reports everything moving In be opened up in such a way that the fine shape there and that two shifts method of extraction, as well as the of men are now employed. The shaft capacity of the proposed mill can be Las been repaired and put In -first definitely determined. Uass condition down to the 250-foot level , at which point cross-cutting both north and south has begun: both faces being In ore. It Is the purpose of the management SALT LAKERS BUY GOOD SPRINGS GROUND. 1 PIOCHE METALS PLANT NOW READY TO START. The new hoisting plant at the Pl rchi Metals mine Is ready for oper ation. While It Is not as large as some others, It la 'one of the most be started and the company -will be In a position to begin shipping. The claims will be grouped togeth er so as to make three groups that will be worked. The Green Copper, which adjoins tthe Yellow Pine M In complete' plants of the kind In the ing company, one of tthe blgest prop- ELY CONTINUES TO OUTPUT I A LARGE TONNAGE - . ertiea. of the dlalrtct. will be the name of one group. This property was located for copper. Mr. Jenson is of the opinion that it will develop - . - ' Into a slue proposition Owing to more favorable weather Another group will be the Klrby conditions the . Nevada Con. today mine, which already has a large commenced cut putting at the rate of teenage of lead ore blocked out, 7,500 tons ot ore per day, which is This property was worked by Camp. In excess ot all other records. The bell about 30 years ago. After his eighth unit of the concentrator will death a bond and lease was secured soon b r inning. Ely Record. ba? ;itw hllowance thirty pounds; ex-J unci rstand that more men are to re , i.nTimoB a cents a nound. Pack employed soon on a coupie oi me trains take you from there to Jar- ; btdge, and this Is what It cost for "paeklnit" a distance of twelve miles; ; All freight and baggage 6 cents a i pound from top of Rimrock (or five cents a pound it you carry It down yourself a distance ot one-half a mile to bottom of a canyon) to Jarbldge. A saddle horse for yourself Is $3 ex tra. Meals and bed while en route i from Buhl t oJarbldge costs 60 cents properties. For the good of old Ne vada I hope such will be the case. People will say: "Well. It is winter and In a rough country." As to that so was Leadvllle and Cripple Creek Colo., not forrettlne Alaska. But while the towns were springing up you could hear and see things that have made permanent history. And It was not done In the "good old summer time." ' Tenopah Shipments. For the week ending February 5th the camp of Tonopah produced 5.445 t. n. n nnt. , of estimated value of $ 36,350. Of this amount the Tono- lh Mining company produced 3,u tons, the Belmont company 600 tons, the Montana Tonopah, 954 tons, I the McNamara. 300 tons and the Vest End 200 tons. all the week, crushing 945 tons of ore and making an average extraction of 90.25 per cent. RUSH ON TO NEW JARBIOGE DISTRICT A dispatch says: A rush to Jarbldge has started from Elko. Outfits are now leaving Elko three times a week. A large number of men are waiting Thm rnort of the Tonopah companfr here for u cbsr.c to g5. Arrange- - r i . , . mill at Millers for tbe week shows that an average of 98 -of. the 100 s'amps was dropping all tthe week, crushing 3,300 tons of one of an av erage value of $23 per tton. And av erage extraction ot 91 per cent was recorded. Bullion shipments by the will for the week oonslsted of 68 bars of bullion, valued at 157.000 and 35 tons of concentrates valued at 117,300, maklnn the total yield ot the mill 175,300. Tbe mill of the Mnnt&na Tonopah company, at Tonopah. kept Its 40 sumps dropping Jarbldge. mcitts ire already made by the E'ko chamber of t-otnincrce for mall and stage service to' Jarbldge. The tele phone line from Jarbldge a few days is now being provided for. The com pany has been formed and the stock Is oversubscribed. Several men who returnee? from Jarbr'.dge a few days ago report the route from Elko to Jarbldge to be the only comfortable and feasable way to get Into Jarbldge camp. Tbe telephone line Is now tnojj setta ot 'pntoH oi aarjo Now Bg Investigated The Salt Lake Route may be re- built down the Meadow Valley wash, says the Salt Lake Tribune. The more other possible routes are ex amined, Uie less they appeal to the officials who have charge of the se lection of a possible new line. It is understood that the route via SL Gteorge Is undesirable because' of the almost prohibitive character of the country between SU George and Mo- apa through ' the Virgin river can on of the Beaver Dam wash. The route to the east of the, Mormon range Is said not to be as satisfac tory as down the Meadow Valley. It Is also understood that the first repcrt of damage done to the roadbed down the Meadow Val ley is somewhat exaggerated and that t Is possible, perhaps practical, to use a considerable portion of the old line, especially the steel bridges and other expensive material now practically In place. One of the strongest reasons yet iut forth for rebuilding down the Meadow, Valley wash Is that a tem porary track can be put along the bed of the valley in the summer that will at once rescue the many engines and other rolling stock now In the canyon and that will restabllsh the through traffic to Los Angeles in 'he shortest possible time, and also that this track would enable the new hue to be built many months quick er than could any other route. Heavy material and machinery could be rushed to many points along the Meadow Valley and work could pro- press from ;. many points at once while over a dew route work would be limited more or less to each end. WILL BUILD HIGH. If the line is rebuilt down the Meadow Valley wash It will be put high and dry above all possible floods. Steel bridges, open underneath, I the lead ore bodies are 100 feet wide on " by F. Agustus Helnze. For year he shipped high grade lead ore from the property. When he became Involved In financial troubles In 1907 he asked that a certain concession be avowed. As he could not secure them he allowed the property to re vert back to the owners. The properties have alway been worked for their lead values. The white tine ore has been passed up. it was for a long time supposed to be lime. In the mine have been found large stopes of high grade sine ore sn that it alone would make a mine The rtopes in the Klr'iy are the larg est in the dlHtrlct. In some places Mr. Hodge brought back with him a fine lot of samples of ore, which bears all the characteristics ot the product of the famous Consolidated Mercur mine of Utah. .' FINLAY'S REPORT ON THE GOLDFIELD CON. In a signed statement Manager Fin- lay of the Goldfleld Con. company lias given the exact condition of the big mine and has relegated tbe wild and alarming majors recently circu lated to the effect that the ore body or the mine has pinched out on the lower levels, says a Goldfleld cor- reepondtnt. Mr. Finlay's statoment Is as folic ws: JARBIOGE CAMP GETS NAME FROM THE INDIANS There ama to be a wide differ erne of opinion concerning the new camn ot Jarbldge.located In the north ern part of Elko eoaty, Nevada, In the Bruneau river region, about ten miles soutth of the Nevada-Idaho staU line. It can be reached from the north and the south. Nevada, that wonderful stats" i on the eve of another mtnlnv amitAmant My attention has been called to and another ts.muul. I. immin.n trarious Inquiries from stockholders, Jarbldge la an Indian nnme.mean- repons mat tne ore Dodles l, 'the devil." In ntw wrrf. if abou of the Coldfield Consolidated Mines company were pinching out on the lower levels and that the gold val as dM-th. Increases. Th only thing I know of to say about these reports Is that they are not true. I wish to nake clear bne point, namely: that any conclusions as to the changes In the character of the or bodies can only be based on the developments ot many months. To worry about such details as may develop la such a oronvrty as this "oor My Dartlcs- litr day or In any particular month, Is very foolish worry. As a matter of fact, ' tbere Is nothing ,: whatev er on which to base any opinion as to the possibilities her with great er depth. Tbe mine may Improve or dtierloriti. I don't know which It will do and nobody else does. But one thing I am sure, of any that Is that I never saw a mine that look ed letter In tbe bottom - than this mine. "In the raise above the 1000 foot level we have a body of ore that rbns from 320 to $90 per ton. We don't know how big the ore body is, but it Is bigger than the raise. On the 1000 level we have no pay ore yet but we are getting some assays. Our mm total of openings there In vein ma"er Is not over fifty feet. When you consider that this vein is a mile long and 200 to -400 feet 'wide oh each level, you can see how much In.puriuiKe to attach to such devel opments. However, I am very con fident that we shall soon have ore in the 1000-foot level. capitalist outfits a prospector and end him to Jarbldge, be virtually tell him io "go to the devil." t But the. new camp Is ' reported much bettter than the name would In dicate. In tact It Is believed It will b another Goldfleld, or another Crip ple Creek, for much of lu ore are Ullurlnai In character. Then, too, th location I ideal for successful mining, despite the rugged and pre eipttoQ nature' fysw4i.. canyon, foe -Umber r aaunde tuIreTn-"iSSKP" ance, running stream, are plentiful, and the country is pleased with In numerable sprlngs.-7-aalt Lake- Mlu Ing Review. Stat Sup't Ring Apportion Money For. Lincoln. County Apportionment of state and county mouey for Lincoln county, made Jan-' uary 29. 1910. Amount of county money, 14,692.06, 40 per cent to 23 teachers I fcl.'592J4 per teuVner and 60 per cent to 624 census children is 14.61169 per census child. . Amount' of state money,' $4,878.10; 10 per vuet to 23 teacher 1 84.83652 or teacher and 60 per cent to 624 census children 1 34.83652 per census child. vill be used In place ot trestle work. Monday, Engineer Arthur McGulre left Salt Lake to examine the pro posed route via Pioche or Panaca over Bennett or over Bristol pass and on west over the desert to Mo apa or . Las Vegas. Tuesday Chief Enginoer Tilton left Salt Lake to make a thorough examination ot the and 306 or 400 feet long.. In places the ore has been stoped up for a ver tical distance of 100 feet. Tbe other group is the Mountain Top, which has already been worked 'o LonslderaDIe extent It has con siderable high grade lead ore and alto a inrge amount of sine. Tbe bond and lease that has been Meadow Valley wash and the old line, secured takes over 23 patented with a possible view of rebuilding claims and something over 15 unpat- along the old route. en ted c'ms. The lease extends for General Manager Well and Vice a long lime to allow the company to President J. Ross Clark left the city develop the mine sufficiently to da- Tuesday for Los Angeles. There , cine its value. Deseret News. was no Important conference of offl-, - clalt. after Sunday night. The trip NEVADA SHOWS of General Manager Bancroft of the BIG . GOLD OUTPUT. Oregon Short Line to the Lucln cut-; off during the presence in the city of According to the preliminary es- the Salt Lake officials was because of the mint, Just given t othe pub he had a previous appointment with 11c. production of gold and silver Engineer Hood over on the cut-off aril in the United State Increased dur- l-ecause his presence was not needed In Salt Lake with Salt Lake Route affairs until after the engineer have made their second report. No definite decision concerning where the Salt Lake Route will re build Is expected for several weeks Ing the calendar year of 1909. These show the gold production to have Ken 99,232,200 against $99,560,000 for the previous year and silver at 23,849.000 fine ounces, an Increase over he previous year of 1,408,000 fine ounces. - At the average price yet, and it is more or less understood of silver. $n.!?016 per cent fine ounce that when the decision Is made It will for the year, the commercial value be for rebuilding the old line down the Meadow Valley wash, but this time high up on the canyon walls, high and dry, sure and afe. A branch line may be built to St. George, but not till after the main line Is open on permanent tracks, u Is also rumored that the Denver t Rio Grande may build Into ' St. George via Fremont pass, but this report Is not at present regarded seriously. of the silver produced for 1909 will amount to $28,010,000. Nevada shows the largest Increase in the gold out put, $3,219,000. Callfronta next with : $1 '.il 600 and Ala-ka $1,088,800. Col orado show a decrease of $916,300 Montana shows an Increase In the s'lver output of 1,632,800 ounces and Arizona 172,000 'fine ounces. The greatest d-reasf- in silver production I in Colorado, 1.056.600; Nevada, 656, 500, and Idaho, 603,800 fin ounces. GOLDFIELD-ELY ROAD CONTRACT MAY BE LET For the past two months or more there have been no announcements made in t gard to the Ely-Goldfield road, but It has recently been an nounced, .though ' not through the presH that tbe contract for the first forty-five miles from Goldfleld north has been arranged for, and that work will be started there in the early spring. It is further stated that the company has positively decided upon the construction ot the line as tar as Tybo, and that from that point new line will be surveyed via Hamilton, Cherry Creek , and Deep Creek to Salt Lake. This Information is not official and possibly may not be correct, and it is also probable that should the line be surveyed It might not be found practicable. The company ruw real ises that Hamilton Is the second most imiiortf.nt camp as to tonnage on the line. Deiween uoianeia ana Ely. and for this reason It desires o connect with the camp If possible Should the road be built by the Cur rant Creek pass it is likely that branch would be built to Hamilton tr im tbe bead of Jake's valley. Some official announcements may D;s. -. Amount j. Child- 'Teavh- Co. S a.e Ploche Eagle Val Bullionvllie' Delatnar Acoma Deerlodge Cottonwood Spring Val Highland Rose Val Panaca Ash Bprgs Alamo Richard Clover VVal Flat Nose Callente Red Rock Prince ren 147 12 11 86 7 15 9 9 10 6 I DE ? tt ' .'.' 1 44 ; 6 16 7 115' 9 12 er S $826.42 135.74 131.22 551.20 113.18 149.27 122.21 122.21 126.71 108.67 691.80 117.69 280.11 108.87" 153.78 113.18 682.05 122.21 135.74 $869.18 141.12 136.43 : 673.06 117.87 155.20 127.05 127.05 131.75 112.98 615.27 ' 122.35 291.22 112 98 159.88 117.67 709.08 127.05 141.12 24" 23' $4,692.06 $4,878.10 The above apportionment ot mon ey to the several districts of Lin coln county has been announced by State Superintendent Orvls Ring. It appears that the official has erred in stating the number of teachers now employed lp the Pioche schools which U three, not two. be expected, from the road In the near future. Ely Record. - - METAL MARKET. William H. " Tibbato, broker, Bos ton block, Salt Lake, wired Friday af ter noon: ' v bllver, 52. Copper, 12 7-1 at IS. Lead. $4.40 at $4.45. . Sell Mining Property, H. Brlchelsen has disposed of t"-nlnths Interest in tbe Flagstaff group of claim near Jack Rabbit to P V. Dankowske of Butte, Montana. The property is an attractive one aud the ownership is now vested In Mr. IMnkowske and two others. Alex Colchek, a" well known Ely mining man, was In the citv this week. , He recently located some at tractive mining ground near Coyote Spring. In th Pahrock rang ot Mountain. ' 4