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THE PIOCHE RECORD i:STAI5LISIIKI SKIT. 17. IK70. PIOCHK. LINCOLN COUXTY. NEVA DA, FRIDAY, DKCEMUKK 3rt, IBItt. STINDT-DONAHUE STRIKE VERTICAL FISSURE Th. Stlndl-Donohue lease which ha, 1 tered ground mark. the resting place been tn active operation under virlousr ,he horaea used in the freight out- mi.visemtnn during- the past nin ' ennxea in haulm ore to the month has now reached a most In- portant stage in its development. Last week the main fissure was op ened up in a drift from the lo:r In- cllne shaft from which such a large tonnage of shipping ore ha.t been ex tracted. This big fissure vein hich railroad, a distance of about two miles. On the loading platform the owners of the lea) were directing the work of hoisting, sorting and loading the ore. There was evidence of the preliminary hard work that led to the discovery of this wonderful ore body; for. by the terms of the lease it was necessary to clean out an old shaft l .. . , " ' J 1 " 1 " 'i uui mn uiu snail !".-. b'tween " to a depth of one hundred feet and then wm .1 7 ,1 I " tnM,e to c,ean out n'ny foot drift. Two iWdth and although rocket of high men accomplished this in forty-five grade galena occur alog the contact, j shifts in addition to getting and plac the average of the vein estimated by ing the shaft sets In a most work careful sampling will run i: , gold, man like manner. " ounces in silver and 4 : per cent In lead, a low grade shipping pioduct but a satisfactory gradt for milling. Development on this vertical fissure has not progressed auf ildi-ntly at this time to determine the extent of his wide vein which is very srong and ap parently bears evidences indicat ing the minimum amount of faulting. It Is this vertical fissure which has been the objective of the mining opera tions throughout the summer as the high grade bodies which have been ex tracted and shipped apparently have their parental source in this strirg rissure vein, being connected thereto "In this work a small seam of ore was found, under which in the shaft a platform was placed and the seam followed. The older operators had prospected easterly and again more westerly and between the old work ings the lessees confined their develop ment. As the work progressed the ore body widened, but it was not until a new shaft was raised to the surface and sunk into the ore body that the real size of the strike attracted atten tion. "The work up to this time has been performed more with a view of making the operation profitable from the start LOCAL BREVITIES Frank Walker and young .- n .de a trip to the Geyaer ranch la-. vuday. All the local mines took a holiday on Christmas day. Tony Metsoff of the Virginia-Louise Mine spent Xmaa in I'loohe. W. A. Tulloch. of the Tulloch Mies Trust, la tn Pioche again. George Senter of Caliente was a Piot-ha visitor last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Win. E. Hammond, of Ursine, were Pioche visitors this week. PERSONAL GOSSIP Jack Costello, mine owner of Bris tol, spent Christmas In Pioche. J. W. Pitts, assayer of the Black Metals Mine, spent Christmas In Pioche. Oliver Bleak and family Chrlstmasa ed in I'ioche. Wm. Atchinson was la I'ioche Tues day from the County Koad lluuw. Joe Pratt cattle man of Crsine, spending Christmas in I'ioche. Is In MINERVA-TUNGSTEN CLOSED UNTIL SPRING hieii with small quartz stringers which have 1 than with an eye singly upon the most profitable method of. handling the ore body as a whole, yet the woi K showed the mining experience of both opera tors. Without waste effort the ore is rapidly developed, shipments maintain ed with regularity and the whole en terprise upon a substantial basis. "It Is this courageous work of the miner, aided by local capital, which commands the admiration of the min ing fraternity and the good results already attained are hoped to be re peated In the surrounding mineralized territory. here and there opened out into grade ore bodies. It was one of these beddings th:it developed Into a veritable bonanza led to the real discovery of this produc tlve mine, which discovery was des cribed by Tom McCormac, mining op erator of Pioche as follows:- "The discovery of sliver lead ore on the Stindt-Donohue lease In the Harvey mine makes one of the most Interest ing chapters in the mining history of Pioche and the ore body already open ed up In one stope with a face of ga lena carrying the usual high silver values and the handsome average of 120.00 In gold opened for a stoping dis tance and for a helghth ranging from four feet in one end to eight feet in the other with the ledge ultimately widening to nine feet marks a real discovery of ore well worth noting In the history of mining in Nevada. The ore maintains an average val ue of between $80.00 and $100.00 as broken In the stope. There Is a small quantity of second class ore being sort ed out due to lack of freighters and the desire to ship as much high grade as possible and this ore Is said to have a value of $40.00 per ton. Bands and bodies in the face of the stopes carry sense jVnal values. The eient of the ore body is not yet determined as, Indeed, It dips Into ground unpros pected and the lessees have had no time to do more than open the one working face. "All hoisting Is done with a wind lass and an Idea of the value of the output was gathered by the timing of the hoisting for an hour, the buckets reaching the top of the shaft every two minutes. Loaded as they were "'th three hundred pounds of ore, it was an easy computation to estimate the output at $7.50 per minute as the ore is worth five cents per pound. To the miner the ore, both in the face of the stope and In the ore bin, present a beautiful sight. Added to the natur al beauty of the steel galena are the brilliant blue colorings due to copper, of which the ore carries a small per centage. The scene at the strike is one of bustling activity. The freshly wounded cedars serving for tying posts of improvised stalls and the straw lit - J. H. Hedges, superintendent of fie Prince Consolidated Mine was a Pioche visitor on Chiistmas Day. W. T. Hard. In charge of the instal lation of surface machinery at the Prince Mine, spent Christmas in Pioche. Mr. and Mrs. Charles. Klxmlller at tended the Christmas eve dance at- the Miners' Union Hall. Claude T. Marshall U spending Christmas with his mother In Wash ington, D. C. Chester Cook was In from Brlste Wednesday on. business connected with the operation of the lease. Irwin 'Hammond, one of the last of Lincoln County's soldier boys to return to civil life, was in Pioche Wednesday, W. C. Dye, of Salt Lake City, reg istered at the Mountain View Hotel last Sunday. Q. J. Schrleber, of the Black Metal Mine is tn Pioche on business connect ed with the company . William T. and David Stewart wlta their families motored to Pioche from Alamo Wednesday, returning the same day. Mr. and MrsTTuiph-Shaw departed for Salt Lake City last Monday, where they will spend Christmas with Mr. Shaw's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Riding are I'ioche purchasing Christmas pr-enta for the family. !m He wart of the i:it.: Me'uls m'ie atttiided the dance at tr( Min. m' U.lluti Mil. Chart Slaughter of the Virginia t.ouise Mine spent Xmas with hts family at Pioche. Roy Alexander, well known mine op erator. Is spending Christmas with his large family In I'ioche. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Delmue, of Round Valley, spent Christmas e.'e in Pioche. John R. and Vern Fitzgerald left last Monday to spend Christmas with their parents in L'ureka. Utah. G. W. Franks and M. L. Lee spent a week-end in the Wilson Creek country as the guest of Karl and Clark Huff. Claud Cole, prosperous cattle mm of Geyser, was In Pioche purchasing Christmas Cheer for the family. Panaca Jazzcrs Will Give a DANCE in THE MIXERS' l'H HALL Christmas Eve., Dec 24 Also' Dec. 27 and New Year's Eve., Dec. 31. THE OLD YEAR OVT, THE NEW YEAR IN. COME ONE, COME ALL. TICKETS $1.00 LADIES FREE Prospectors Get Free Instruction A class In scientific prospecting aha been enrolled at the Denver Opportu nity school for a period of twelve week's study of rock formation and mineral deposits. Tha fact that the old time and picturesque prospector la becoming etxinct in many parts of the west lends strength to the belief that a lat ter-day and perhaps more scientific Ola.as"t)f "prospector's must be produced if the Rocky Mountain section Is to live and continue In development. The Colorado Development associa tion, a local organization, and the Manufacturer's association are be hind the move. The purpose of the class which la open to both men and women, Is to fit the embryo prospector for locating and opening veins or deposits of ore. It is the belief of the backers of the enterprise that many valuable deposits of minerals in Colorado, Nevada and other adjacent states might be located if the number of prospectors was greater, and there are said to be many business, firms and strong financial houses that would be willing to fi nance prospecting parties if they could depend on the man's ability without having to hire mineralogists. The prospecting class intends to make expeditions into the mountains and get first hand information as to the most modern means of detecting ore deposits. Mr. and Mrs. George Adair are the proud parents of a son which was born last Sunday at their home on McCannon Street. Mrs. Zelpha Metualf is the mtther of a nine pound boy which was born on December the 21st at the mother's home on Lacour Street. j Luke J. McNamee left last Sunday to spend Christmas with his parents and Mrs. MeN'amee in Los Angeles. California. I Cecil Morris, rancher of Wilson Creek, was In Pioche Wednesday wltn a load of supplies. C. J. Warren was In from the El. Valley or Sllgoled Mines last Wednes day on business. 8. T. Campbell, well known miner and leaser of the Comet district Is spending the holidays in Pioche. H. H. Foote, heavy stock owner was in Pioche Wednesday on business :!. nected with the Homestead on which he recently filed near Bennett Springs. J. M. Smith, well known sheep man and owner of Bennett Springs near Comet, was in Pioche last Wednesday on business. Mr. and Mnf Charles Culverwelt expect to motor to Panaca to par take of dinner with Mrs. Culver veil's parents on Christmas day. Oscar A. Knox. Superintendent of the Minerva-Tungsten Corporation, who la in Pioche this week to look after the shipment of the second lot of scheellte concer tratos from his mill says that his company will resume operations In the early spring, weath. . er conditions permitting. During h Int.rol i-m - - ... - ion. all the heavr loci .tuk....,- KM"""" " '"r,uu ot inactivity. Mr " i JXUUX Will Ohio-Kentucky Ceases to Exist The Ohio-Kentucky Mining Comn'an- will ahortly cease to exist as a corpor- Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Glllett, of the ' Virginia-Louise Mine, were Pioche Lloyd Christian, manager' of t the visitors from Princeton last Wednes-HodgeB-Cook Mercantile Comptuy day. store at the Prince Mine, Is In Fiolhe visiting with relatives. Christmas Day was dry In Pioelie, due to several breaks In the pipe line Sam Whitney was forced to shut off the water supply. Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Lansdowne are staying with Mrs. R. C. Leyman, sister of Mrs. Lansdown at her bunga low in the Huntington 1'ark suberb of Los Angeles. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Delmue attended Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kixmi'.ler were in , the Christmas eve dance, given by the Panaca Orchestra in the Miners' Union Hall, retimed to the ranch the same evening. nt in inelr stock which will be exchanged pro rata for the stoo't of the Amalgamated Pioche Mines & smelters Corporation. This company was for a number of yeura the concern that checked to a grat extent the wild career of 'tW Nevada-Utah Mines ft Smelters Cor poration. Nevada-Utah was one of the schemes that figured In "Frenzied Finance", and with vast holdings In Nevada and Utah, promised to be one of the great mining companies of the country but for the desires of some of Its officials to play the stock mar ket rather than mine. The properties of the Nevada-Utah were rounded out by the late Earnest L. Godbe and Anthony H. Godbe. but those who took over the property fail ed to keep their agreement with those who made the company possible. As a result the Ohio-Kentucky mining company was formed to take over the valuable mining property in Pioche and also acquire a half interest In many of the claims belonging to the Nevada-Utah Mines and Smelter Cor poration. Some years go the Amalgamated Ploche Mines & Smelter Corporation was organized and this company ac quired all of the Ohio-Kentucky prop erty Including the famous Susan Dus ter and Greenwood Mines, In which there are many thousands of tons of Zlnc-SUver Lead ore. In this final set tlement the Ohio-Kentucky Mining Company was given 200,000 shares of Amalgamated Pioche Stock. A. ReeveH, 515 Dooly Block, Salt Luke City, secretary of the Ohio-Kentucky company, says that already more man nair of the stock of th company has been turned In with the necessary proxies and consent for the distribution of the Amalgamated Stock held by the company and the winding up or me arraira of the corporation. As the Amalgamated Stock of the company and Is the sole asset and th charter was allowed to lapse some time ago on account of non-payment of the incorporation tax. the. dimuiora f th- company have decided to dlstrlhutA the stock and dissolve the corporation. U. S. Mint Melts Silver Dollars Pioche Wednesday, returning to the ranch where they will spend Christmas. J. A Gallagher, one of the prlnc, Tne ,,ance K,ven by tne panaca 0r pal holders of the Lake Valley Mining ! cheatra at the Miners' Union Hall was Company, operating near Geyser, Is In I IarlrB,v attended, and all present en- Pioche on business connected with his ! joyed the lively music. Dancing was Billy Dwyer, rancher and cattle man of Ursine, was a Pioche visitor last Saturday. LOST A small ladtes watch. Hunt ing case, with bird on cover. Isabel Evans. A. A. Carman and Henry Ollng hnuse took a ride and a walk on Christmas day. The new Post Office Store was forc ed to purchase a new Show CaBe on account of the Christmas Rush. Mrs. Louise Franks entertained all the Pioche members of her family at dinner on Christmas day. Flashlights, Kodaks Batteries, Globes Expert Developing Columbia Grafonolas and Records Stationery, Books Confectionery Periodicals Cigars and Tobacco A Happy Kew Year ' LATEST FICTION The Cup of Fury, Hughesi The Moon lit Way, Chambers I A Daughter of the Laud. Porter I The Wind of Chance. Bench t The Klver's End. Curwoodt The Deerrt of Wheat, iryi Nomads of the North, Curweod. THE POSTOFFICE STORE CHRISTIAN & HAUFLER Subscription taken fur all Mngaslnce and Newspapers at publishers' rates. ;. company. Tom McCormac, Super ntenilont of the Hybla Mining Company, . motored to Pioche from Comet on 'Vedne"day, returning to spend Chrljtmns at .he Mine. , Chas. Culverwell, popular County Treasurer, reports that the total amount of taxes collected from th first installment for he year 1919 was $67,589.97. Ed. Gentry, leasing In One Wheel Canon, Comet District, Is spending Christmas In Pioche and Panaca. He brought in with him some fine sam ples of ore from his lease on the One Wheel Mine. The school entertainment given at Thompson's Hall was a great success and was largely attended. The teach ers of the local schools deserve the unqualified . praise of the community for their enterprise, which we hope will be repeated. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Van Vleet gave a dinner party to a number of young folks at the family residence on upper Main Street last Sunday. Covers were laid for six and the decorations were Christmas favors. Those Invit ed were the Misses Pannier and Fran cis and the Messers. James Price and John R. Fitzgerald. Chas. Rafferty, well known prospec tor and mine operator of State Line, forty miles east of Pioche, died of heart failure on December 15th at his home in Iron County, Utah. Inter ment was in Fay Cemetery and all the many friends and neighbors of the deceased attended the funeral. Services at the grave were conducted by Mrs. Landry ai.1 the prayar was rendered by H. F. Johnson. The car shortage is still acute, but It Is hoped that it will Improve Very shortly which belief Is strengthened by the fact that the train on Christmas day brought up eleven cars, which is more than the combined total brought in during the past week. Pioche ship ments are far below normal and the Black Metals, Prince Consolidated and Virginia-Louise Mines have been forc ed to lay off a portion of their crews as chutes, underground pockets and bins are overflowing with ore. continued until three a. m. John H. Deck, local contractor, is making some necessary repairs on the Commercial Club building in prepa- fation for the active occupancy of the re-organized Commercial Club. George L. Dorothy, Wm. H. Tltts, and W. M. Christian are back from Reno after negotiating the Mystic Shrine. They report having had a splendid trip. Owen Walker is spending Christmas In Pioche with his family. After the holidays he will associate himself, with W. E. Brodio on the Meridian lease where they have a fine showing of ore. Mrs. Frank Poles was rushed to Salt Lake last week to undergo a serious operation at the Holy Cross hospital. Mrs. Harris accompanied her as nurse. Charles Handy of Sa't Lake City arrived in i'ioche Chr'jtinai Day where he vill stay indefinitely. Mr. Handy will tiavi charge of ttvj installation of the new machinery at U;e Princo M'ne, Preserve your title to the mining claims you now own by filing notice o. '.intention to hold the same for 1919, These notices may be obtained from the Record Office. Only five days re main, so do It now. Arthur Reall, Manager of the Hybal Mining Company of Nevada, left Sat urday for an extended visit to Balti more and Philadelphia on business connected with his company. He will return during the first week in Feb ruary, next year. Roy Lytle and Lawrence Cook ac companied Miss MlUicent Bemesh and Miss Marjorle Cross to Caliente last week, where the ladies took the train for Pasadena, California, to spend Christmas with their parents. The ladles are school teachers at Rose Val ley and Eagle Valley near Pioche. Charles E. Holt, half brother of John It. Cook, will arrive today to spend Christmas in Pioche. Mrs. Holt will accompany him. Old timers in this section will remember him as th popular manager and part owner o the Godbe Mercantile company which firm' conducted a general store busi ness here during the years 1891 and 1892. Dr. and Mrs. Hastings were hosts at an enjoyable social dance given at the Hastings hospital on Wednesday night. The rooms were beautifully decorated and a superb supper was served to the delighted guests at mid night, dancing being continued until a late hour. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Van Vleet, Isabel Ewlng, utr ' Sours Mrs. Hartman. Mrs. Veddcr Mrs. Van Vleet, Mrs. Pitts, the Misses hlf Plndid Select Feature. On Wed Osborne, Mamie Orr, Pannier, Francis, nesday there will be a special show Mamie and Frankie Jacobaon, and the i'Say Young Fellow" featuring Doug Messrs. Godbe, Jess FreudenthaL las Fairbanks and Fatty Arbuckle In Pitts, Janney and Warring, ' "The Butcher Boy". ' This week the Electric Movies will present; on Friday the -Big Jewel Pro duction "The Sirens of the Sea" and a two reel comedy "Spotted Nag". On Monday "Jaques of the Silver North" featuring Mitchel Lewis. This Is a second "Barrier" and all should see The government has resumed moUlnuc silver dollars to furnish bullion for sul.Hidlary coinage, says the Boston News Bureau. Dally treasury 'uatement ths lus few days has nhon r. decrease in ntitn ber of free dollars held as assets Di rector Baker, asked whetho- these hi lars had been sold or If thov were be ln.r melted said: "Vhi dollars are be ing melted. Under the Pitcman act about 260,000,000 silver dollars were melted down and sold to Great Britain. These meltings ended last Miy. There has now been allocated, to me 10,000- uu or the free sliver dollars In the treasury and these are being melted at the Philadelphia mint for subsidi ary coinage. So far as price Is con cerned, it was merely a bookkeeping matter. "The $10,000,000 will meet all de mands for the time belnir. Tf we need more we can ask for additional dollars to be melted. There Is an e- normous demand for coinage. All the mints are working twenty-four hours a day and even then are unable to cope with demand. Asked whether the government planned to prevent further Increase In the price of silver beyond parity point of subsidiary coinage, Director Baker, repIted"'There la no legislation in mind at present. The Federal reserve board has made arrangements to use free sil ver dollars In the treasury to stabilize American rates In silver standard countries of the Orient. This will prove beneficial in meeting the sliver situation, although I am not familiar with the full plans . of the reserve board. Parity point of subsidiary sti ver is slightly above $1.38 an ounce and because of cost of collecting any considerable quantity of silver coins, ost in abrasion and cost of melting and casting silver bars, price of sliver would have to go around $1.42 poHE'bly $1.44 an ounce before sub siuiary coinage is in danger of being melted. Until that point Is approached I am not worrying about subsidiary coin'atte. We must wait and see what effect exchange plan the reserve board has. ' The dollars melted by the mint must be replaced with sliver purchased . at $1.00 an ounce and in view of this de mand as well as the demand for silver and its increased use in the arts, I do not believe the price will fall below $1. in the next ten years. Director Baker had no cognizance of any silver dollars melted by private In terests although he said it was pro bable some dollars have been melted for manufacture by the jewelry trade. "Out west I have made an innova tion in the purchase of silver," the di rector added. "Formerly assay offices in the west could not purchase silver unless it contained one part In ten of gold. As a result, much of the silver in the west was sold to the smelters, t have changed this to allow western assay offices to purchase silver which contains one part in 1000 of gold. Th mint pays New Tork official price for this silver, which is used for subsidiary coinage. Adoption of New York of ficial Quotation in fixing the price paid for silver is another innovation.' morougnly samDla th various openings from which tb Tungsten milling or naa been mined, and further testing of the available product will e undertaken with a view of bettering the already goo'l extraction of tungstic acid made ey the weU Mijiulpped milling plant. It la also Superintendent Knox's In tention to expjot more thoroughly the large acreage of mineral ground owned by his company, portions of which were" originally located as sil ver mining property. Recent Information gleaned la Ely leads Mr. Knox to believe that gooll grade silver ore exists on the prop erty, supposedly In the upper sector. -ere an om Btiait was sunk In tho early dnys. From this shaft, accord ing to Mr. Knox's informant, a min. er by the name of Bill Hudson, took oui a snipment of silver ore, smolter returnee showing t,he ore to contain $3.00 in gold and 111 ounces of silver, the shipment being hauled to Milford. Utah, by wagon fifteen years ago. This silver property was originally staked In the early 70's and at that time the town of Shoshone boasted a populantton of over four hundred peo ple having a post office, stores and saloons. The old Townslte Is now utilized by the Minerva-Tungsten Corporation and the remnants of the old log cabins and stone buildings ara a mute reminder of the early pro .per. lty of the camp. The old ditch con necting with the Craw Creek canal from Livingston canyon brought water into the town and the old ex cavatlons and grades are still visible, though now a pipe line installed by the company carries the water to tho camp-site and milling plant of tha Minerva-Tungsten Corporation. . A careful sampling of the tungsten ore does hot show any appreciabia amount of silver, nor Indeed of any other valuable metal except tungsten;! the highest stiver assay obtained from a number of samples being only two ounces. It Is apparent therefore,! that other mineral veins carrying gold and silver transverse the extenslvo property and this careful plan of pros-i pectins- d sampling whteh Will hfcl carried on by Superintendent Knoi should show interesting developments. Latest reports from Washington still indicate hope Sot the ultimata! passing of the tungsten tariff bill which, imposing as it does a $10.01 per unit tax on foreign tungsten, makes profitable the operation of tha western producers of tungsten ore;, and mill concentrates, such as are, produced by the Minerva-Tungsten. Corporation and should silver ores of; profitable shipping grade be also found to exist, this company should b tn line to pay future profits to it owners who have shown faith In de velopment that should Insure success Commercial Club Membership Big1 George W. Franks, financial sec retary of the Pioche Commercial club has had many applications for active) membership in this re-organized in stitution and future success is assured. The initial meeting will be held at the Club rooms at the corner of Lacour and Main Streets at 8:00 p. m. on Jan uary 7, 1920, and Secretary Franks will have an exceedingly satisfactory, report to submit to the members. It is the intention of the Club to aid every constructive proposition that will Inure to the benefit of the com-, munlty and all members will be urged to bring forward any matter that in their opinion should be considered and acted upon. Later club committees will be form ed to bring before the County Officials and other authoritative bodies matters of suggested community Improvement. Although it will be secondary to tha real object of the Club, tha social end will not be forgotten, and as in tha past functions will be arranged at which the relatives and friends of th members will be entertained. A delightful dinner party was glr en by Wm. S. Haufler, at the Moun tain View hotel last Sunday. The ta bles were tastefully decorated in red and green, emblematic of tha Christ mas season; beautiful caranatlons and fresh polnsetta added a touch of na ture to the color scheme. After dinner the guests repaired to the Jacobson home where singing and dancing was enjoyed until a late hour. Tho39 pre-, sent were the Mesdames Thomson, Vedder, Huson, Sears, Jacobson and Pitts; the Misses Frankia and Mamlo Jacobson, Isabel Osborne and Mamlo Orr and the Messrs. Herman Freuden- thal, Jess and Ed. Freudenthal, Jan ney, Huson, Schrleber, Grubbs and Godbe. Dr. Stockman and family intend leav ing for California next Sunday where they will stay indefinitely. They hava been the guests at a number of fun ctions given in their honor and tha community will suffer a great loss In their departure. " j Warren Cutler of Alamo drove Ills truck into Pioche Wednesday, com ing by way of the Roadside Ulna which he reports is quite active.' William Garrison spent the Christ mas holidays with his parents . in oche. .. , ..... 1 1 .... V. Erlckson, Superintendent of tha Black Metal Mines, was tn Pioche feu Tuesday , "