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UWtw m S'ftt IOCME M25 COED ESTABLISHED SEPT. 17, 1870. PIOCHE, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVADA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 1921. VOLUME 5L NUMBER 52 msm we on northern DA FREIGHT RATES ON COAL; BRISTOL SILVER MINE MAINTAIN INCREASED in ii SOUTHERN MB UNCHANGED 1 I i Chairman 7. F. Shaughnessy of Iho Fublic Jnvice Cimoiission o Nevada staUd tcday nal .e Co .' mlsskn is iu receipt of Erani!rj: Patttecn's findings in the coal rate case heard before him on April 27 and 78, 1921, upon complaint of the Publ'.c Service Commission of Ne vada, and the Reno Chamber of Comnrerce and Nevada Consolidat ed Copper company. Intervenor?, i . , against the rrasonabler.ess of th? v " rates covering the movement of coal from t'tah and Wyoming fields to all points in Nevada. The Commission complained thai the rates were unjust, unreasonable and discriminatory and requested that they be reduced $2.00 per ton. The Examine', after reviewing the evidence in detail, recommends that the present rate of $6.3T 1-2 cover ing the mosr;ment it lump coal blanketed to -i.il points between Te coma Nepali, and Tul? tnead W1--nemucca) on the Southern Pacific and between Ola and Golconda on the Western Pacific be reduced to $5.50 per ton; that the present rate of $fi.75 to Winnmiicca be reduc ed to $5. 80 p r ton, and that the rate of $7.12 1-2 between Benin and Reno, inclusive, on the Southern Pacificc, and between - Krum and Reno, Inclusive, on the Western Pa cific, be reduced to $6.2 S per ton; that the present rate of $6.50 per ton to McGlll md Ely be reduced to $5. 6b, and th t the rato covering the movement cf slack, rup-of-mine and rut coal from the mines to Mc Gill be reduced to from $5.25 to ,tij$4.60. No reduceitna have been made In rat es to Southern Nevada ' points on the I,os Anseles & Salt Lake railroad. On the contrary, the Examiner finds that : "While the rates appear hlah when considera tion is gTVen to the light traffic and the unfavorable operating conditions along this portion of the Los Angeles and Salt Lake they caanot b3 said to be unreasonable." He also falls to recommend speci fic reduction in the rates covering the movement of coal to iranch-line PRODUCTION the rate of $$.25 to Mill City. Imlav. i Loveicck and Reno farly to be com pared in point of reasonableness the Examiner. Nor, tor example, is from a service standpoint with a rati of $7.S5 to Auburn, Sacramento, San Francisco ani ether Northern Cali fornia points. Neither can the rate cf $7.S5 1-2 from the coa fields to Caliente, Pi cbe, Las Vexas, Jean and Arden. Nevada on the Los An geles s.nd Salt I -ike road be accept ed &i reajanat lo under any condl tions wLeu it is condi'red that sev eral hundred mile of additional ieriica is perf j.-med tc Los Angelas at tliJ same r.i.e. This Is the high est rate in 'ho State and is mani testly unjust md discriminatory. It must be understood that this re port is tentative and will be subject to e.eptious by the railroads and the complainants, and the case will be finally subm tted on argument be fore the Inter ate Commerce Com mission and d-'cided at a later date by that body. Manager E. H. Snyder of the Bris tol Silver Mines, near Pioche states I that the recently Increased produc tion of silver lead copper ore from his property would be maintained in definitely. The faces now being mined on the S00 and 900 foot levels are showing increased values and cars shipped since September 5th A PiUX LAMATIOX BY THK GOVEIIMOU. Whereas, I'uJt-r Act of Conjre-a. the etoran'3 Bureau of the Federal Government engaged in effecting direct contact with disabled veterans whotw claims have not received at tention; and Whereas, Colonel Charles A. Forbes, Director-In-Chief, and Major Louis T, Grant, Majr.ager of the Twelfth District, for this purpose will visit the principal cities of Ne vada daring the week designated and wih personally examine into the claims of disabled veterans. Inspect ing certificates of discharge, affi davits respecting disability and oth er evidence, with full authority to indicate that the ore will average 40 Uct immediately and summarty In cenU in gold, 23.15 ounces in silver, 17.2 per cent lead and 2.3 per cent In' copper content. A small tonnage U still being taken from the Hillside property which adjoins the Bristol Silver Mines and the admixture im proves the analysis of the lot ship ments. The Black Metal Mine under the same management added materially to its working force during the past week and shipments should shortly be going forward from this old pro ducer. James Quirk is now in charge of the Black Metals mine, which is also owned by the Snyder interests of Salt Lake City. PIOGHE GOMUL CLUB REQUESTS DAILY MAIL SERVICE OF ALL CLASSES - -. I The Pioche Commercial club has requested the Railway Mail Service Department to furnish this district with daily mail service of all classej iad replies received indicate that the request will be favorably acted on. Hurt -and Sen-r or Caliente, who secured the .contract have for. the past two weeks been giving Pioche excellent service and while a number of complaints were made at first, the troubles then encountered seem to have been satisfactorily smoothed out Should the request for daily serv ice of all classes be granted, the I Pioche district and everyone should 'pull together to make a more pros perous Pioche and attract the nec essary capital to thn rHatHpt tr. f,,. and short-line railway points other ', ,,, , ,-,. . ' ... itner develop the known mineral re- iuuu id iucijin aim iiy on ine ie- XT V. nU.. .... r.UV... t. 'M taua nuibuciu laiinaj aiiuuugu lit this connection the point3 served by branch-liue and short-line rail ways will secure the benefit of the j reductions proposed to respective main line junction points where con nections are made with the Southern Pacific line, and thus such points will receive corresponding reduc tions. For example, where the rate at present to Carson City is $9.00 per ton, under the Examiner's recim me,ndations it will be $8.12 1-2 per ton. This relief is substantial although not as great as might fairly have 11 BUILD m HOTEL AT CAM PIOCHE KB! CLUB WORKING FOR SURVEY OF IDE HE DISTRICT Every effort is being made by the Pioche Commercial club to have the United States Geological Survey complete the study aud topography of the Pioche District and the fol lowing letters in reply to the Club's letters from Senator Taaker L. Oddle and Congressman oamuel S. Arentr will be of Interest to the mining op erators of this district: Department of the Interor United States Geological Survey. August 24, 1921. Hon. Tasker L. Oddle, United States Senate. My dear Senator Oddie: In re ply to your letter of August 17: I am sorry to inform you that ow ing to the failure of Congress to pro vide the full amount of funds esti mated as needed for topographic mapping for the year 1922, it has ueen necessary to postpone the map plug of many areas that are urgent ly needed. This Is the case with that portion of the area covered by the Pioche District of Nevada to which you refer, and it will not be possible during the coming year, to complete this work. Inclosed is an index circular show ing the progress of topographic and the premises; Therefore, I, Emmet D. Boyle, Governor of the State of Nevada, do by this proclamation designate the week beginning September J 4, 1021 , i AS CLEANUP CAMPAIGN WEEK and I call on all Postmasters, Ameri can Legion Posts, Red Cross officers, and other citizens to assist in giving publicity to this work and in pro ducing the reforms contemplated. Bulletins announcing the date of arrival of these officers and the procedure , to be followed will be found posted in the postoffices of the cities of Nevada. All persons having knowledge of cases affected by this movement are requested to see that the veterans i geologic mapping in California and have their chance to be heard in or- Nevada, the Nevada portion of which sources. Telegraphic assurances from Man ager Comstock received by the Cal iente Commercial Club indicate that the Union Pacific railroad will very shortly commence the erec tion of a 50-room hotel at Calient to replace the " tructure recently burned to li: ground. Th i w b'-.'-riing lai -esyectciL to bo tfinstru edof brick and, designed with.wid t uics, missioa style with arcuo l mip ports and if the present plans are carried out will be a credit to Cal iente and the county. The Pioche Commercial club has requested that space be given for a mineral exhibit from the mines of the Pioche dis trict. , As a temporary arrangement three fully equipped dining cars are sta tioned at Caliente and passengers are being taken care of by the old hotel employes in a commendable manner. der that Justice which may have been delayed shall be speedily, ade quately and directly done. Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Nevada, at the Capitol, in Carson City this 12th day of September, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-one. EMMET D. BOYLE, Governor. t- - r-zr - : has been brought up to date as to topographic mapping and also upon which has been shaded in green that porton of the third Pioche dis trict map wheh has been thus far surveyed. I take pleasure in send' ing you, under separate cover, "an advance copy of this last Pioche map provisionally called the "N. W, V Panaca quadrangle." Plans for topographic mapping tor - 1 y- : -x; r AnnAMnrMrMTO rnn nnium rAin it Hnmuyimio run ouumi mm hi been expected in view of the down ward trend in, the cost of commodi ties and labor oil along the line. Neither has fh? discrimination been removed for comparable distances from the Utah and Wyoming fields to Nevada points as compared with those in Southern and Western Ida ho where the rates are pomewhat lower than those recommended b CALIENTE APPROACH COMPLETION WALTER HARVEY WEED REPORTS ONE MILLION T ON RE RINIA LIE the present year are confined to -mapping projects within the boun daries of states that have funds avail able for coopsratioa with the Feder- a al Government, as it is impotable, with so small an appropiiatoa as has been made for this year, to un dertake any new work or complete work that has already beei started unless such cooperative funds are available. . It is hoped that the bll II-it 5230' introduced by Mr. Tempi for the completion of the topographic sur veys of the United States wiil be fav orably acted upon In th coming ses tion. If this bill Mhould become a law, funds will be available for the undertaking of surveys in every .. state in the Union. The bill author izes the completion of the topo graphic mapping of the United States within a reasonable time, making the data secured by such survevs avail able when mist needed for the de velopment of our count-y. Tho pro visions contained in the bill are ex cellent, authorizng as thy do a defi nite program extending over a num ber of yars and a definie amount of funds for each year, which will permit a business-like planning for the economcal expenditure of funds allotted to any federal msppng or ganization. Utless the Temple Bill becomes a law or Congress replaces the amount of th epre-war appropriation together with such Increases as are necesrary on account of the increas-; ed cost of executing field surveys, it will not be pjnslble to undertage any new surveys without the assstance of cooperative funds. I hope that it will next year be found practicable to begin the geo logical amiaattoT 4 that part of the Poche Dlstrct for which topo grapbc mapping is available. Very cordally yours, Geo. M. Smith, Director. ; liSTRiKEj'll The Caliento Commercial Club met last Tuesday and among the im portant business transacted was the completion of the plans for financ ing the big fair to be held at Cal iente September 29, 30 and October 1st. Substantial donations were promised aud the moneys derived from the County and the Agricul tural Bureau sufficient funds are now assured to go through with the elaborately planned program. Vos itors are promised baseball games every day for cash prizes and danc ing every night. The "Days of 49" Show will be a great attraction for both young and old and this cat nival with accompany ing concessions will be given in the space between Culverwell's Grove and the Caliente garage, which will e.arragod to form an old style "Midway" with pretty girls to tempt the sports to try their luck at the various attractions, shooting galler ies, ham wheels and the elusive shell game Sheriff Culverwell states that the "Midway" will be run wide open but that all winnings must be donated to charity. Cheap rates will be granted by the Salt Lake and Los Angeles division of the Union Pacific and every one should attend the reunion and work for a united Lincoln County. BIG ORE BODY SICK AT THE MB Dr. Walter Harvey Weed who re cently examined the Virginia Louise mine at Pioche for Eastern Stock Holders reports 1,318,750 tons of possible ore, this estimate does not take Into account the possible amount or value of the ore beds re cently opened up on the 833 foot level of the Prince Mine, nor of the rich zinc bers shown by diamond drilling to exist on top of the quart zlte series. The speculative values of these beds 1 quite large and may easily double the value of the Vir ginia Louise mine. Dr. Weed states that he considers the Virginia Louise mine very val uable and believes that the property can be so handled as to yield very satisfactory returns on the capitali zation. Development should be con tinued, blocking out a large tonnage of ore and putting the workings in shape for a large dally output, so that the mine will be able to respond quickly to any sudden demand for its oiese." Moreover a more satisfac tory long term contract can be made with a smelter company if a steady dally output is assured by positive ore reserves. With such a contract. the mine can be operated either by The full report wll ue published in an early issue of the Record, company or by the smelter itself, on a royalty basis. Equitable freight rates and smelting charges would move this latgo tonnage of ore to the advantage , of mine, railroad and smelter. Department of the Interior United States Geological Survey. September 1, 1821. Hon. Samuel 3. Arentz, House of Representatives. My dear Mr. Arentz: ' In reply to your letter of August (Cohtinuec on Page Four) . LINCOLN Ml E the present ore body is the continu ation of the .rich ore body mined un der Pitts and Larsen during the year 1917, and from which dividends in the substantial amount of $38,000 were paid to the stockholders of the company. Coincident with the entry of Amer ica into the great s r the pronertv was cloned down and a small amount of -development work was done in 19?0 which 'nehrtpd the continua tion of the raise near the face of the i, I 1- i) Notice d Ja delicious flavor when you smile Lucky Strike t's sealed in by the toasting process , Gyrations at the Hamburg Mine, now under lea:e to Campbell and Lamb are nnc most satisfac- main tunnel whiJh Wrt-a tint nn tn tbfl effort to find the faulted ore bed. A car of ore wnS shipned at this tin" but the main bed was not discovered Small bunches of high, grade ore were encountered In the fissure and hope .wiis felt that the main and I'mrtiMi .be ldinp . would be found. With a decreasing price being ob-tx-nnA '-r 1 enrttfanv onertiWoM. r ve the ore wa- i i O; iiv uud steady production la in ct The ore recently strunk i ':n.. to the Raise which was I b,. ' tie Kamiur; company !; j deposit has . Bow. widened fn I elvej every indication .-f devel- ' into a oman.-nt ore bod v. s mMns ore and it la believed that j struck. PUN FOR EARLY RESUMPTION OF WORK AT PRINCE MINE Manager Murray C. Godbe of the Prince Consolidated Mining Com pany expects shortly to announce definite plans for the reiuiapt on U work at the big miiio. Sup. rLiuii.'. ent J. H. Hedge3 who motored into rioehw from lue mine lia V day reports that everything is mov ing satisfactorily and whild no defi nite announcement of the company's plans can be made now, at tho s:ane titrii) arrangements are heini.;; for mulated" for future activity. COUNTY FAIR SEPTEMBER 29th, 30th and OCTOBER 1st Caliente, Nevada BIG CARNIVAL COMPANY COMING Carrying one huge musical carousal or merry-go-round, . .... . , in t i i one towering Ferris wheel, tliree big tents nuea wun strange animals, one troupe of Hawaiian dancers, one "Days of '49" show, with a dozen of other concessions, shooting gallery, ham wheels, doll racs. THREE DAYS OF SPORT Ball. games daily, horse races, bucking contest and dancirg. Plenty of music each day -by Lincoln County Band. LOST Small black r-ooiet?o- eoi'a'nin: ftrr)-n stum-fl nd smll sum of money: also valuable porii-. ,.rt-. Reward of $5.;)rt wfl 'm Hetum iii d oiMi;c. I Splendid Displays cf Farm Products and" Art Wcrl H EXCURSION RATES - - Covering the fair poiiod, railroad rates .between Onl-' q icnte "vA Milt'orrl.-Plodie, lv-i Yeu'Hs . and'-'imonued.V.t'i J points will bo one fair !ird ore ? F fr trie-vmvt.i' ''-.