The following East Mojave Desert news items were copied from the Barstow Printer by Ted R. Weasma. Spelling errors and grammar were copied as printed.
Barstow Printer News Items: 1913
January 3, 1913
- L. A. Floorman and associates have taken a least on the Desert King mine, 28 miles west of here, and are going to start milling soon.
- James Hyten has returned from his placer mine at Madera, and is going to work on his Wonder mine, 12 miles east of here.
- Several old timers have recently arrived in the district, among them being Matt Amos, Nick Gegg, and W. A. Shelly. Nick Gegg brought his wife with him. He has taken a lease on the Tom Brown property at Riggs.
- A. J. Wilson returned from a visit at Los Angeles, and went up to Avawatz the 30 th .
- H. H. Wallace has gone up to do his assessment work at Denning Springs, and will probably stay until hot weather comes on.
- Frank Riggs is doing his assessment work on his copper claims 8 miles north west of Soda Lake.
- J. J. Sorohan is taking out some very good ore from the Victory mine 3 miles east of town, and contemplates making a shipment soon. That is what we need, somebody to start shipping to get things going again.
- J. J. Rogers left Dec. 30, for Frisco, where his brother is very ill and not expected to live.
- The U. S. Geological Survey is running a line of Bench Marks down the valley, and expect to go as far as Bennets Holes, which will help mark the route down Death Valley.
- Matt Amos brought out an engineer to look at the Pioneer group in the Five Points.
January 10, 1913
- Christmas and New Years were happy days for the residents of Fenner, excepting Mr. and Mrs. Sid Dennis, who were ill. But their illness in no way interfered with the general pleasures of the days.
- Adam Blitzer is working on the old Baldy Thompson property.
- Boylan and Davenport are developing their claims, the Providence.
- Dr. Burcham, with two autos, was a visitor in Fenner on January 2. He came from the Bonanza King, where he is making some improvements.
- Jack Hopkins is working on some claims at Siam.
- Mr. Beureclow is developing his vanadium mine, near the Domingo ranch.
- The owners of the Mabel group are getting out a carload of gold ore for shipment.
- Wm. Fee, is now at Standard mine No. 2, and reports every thing looking fine.
- J. E. Ginn, arrived from Los Angeles, recently, en route to the New Erie mine with supplies to begin work.
- The Copper Queen mine is taking out ore, they expect to make shipments soon.
- J. C. Hooper, of Los Angeles, has been looking over some mining properties recently.
- A. E. Moore and C. W. Groner have finished work on the Jack Rabbit mine.
- Pat Monaghan, was up from Victorville, looking after some mining property.
- It has been very cold for the past week; had zero weather the past three nights.
January 31, 1913
- The Banaza King mine has shut down for a short time, but they expect to start work again soon.
- Mark Neumier has finished the assessment work on the Copper World.
- Joe Spencer, has completed assessment work for Tim Nay, and is now enjoying a visit to Los Angeles.
- Steve Morse is repairing the pipe line to his property at the White Mill.
- John Domingo's pipe line froze up during the cold snap, and he has been busy fixing it. His stock did not suffer as did some where the tanks froze solid.
- Walter R. Fales, of Los Angeles, has taken a least on the Belle Gilroy mine, and is getting a carload of lead-silver ore which looks fine so far.
- Joe Boylan is out looking after some stray animals.
- Jack Hopkins is now with the Louise mine.
- Tom Madden is working at Clipper Mountain in some copper ore.
- Adam Blitzer is reported to have parties who desire to bond his property for $20,000.
- If you want a good 16-h. p. gas engine call at the machine shop, Barstow, and see it run.
February 14, 1913
- Christofer J. Eaton has purchased a half interest in the Pilot mine. It is now Barnes & Eaton, with headquarters at Bagdad, and mine in Providence Mt.
- L. M. Conrad has parties investigating the Mabel group of mines in Providence. There are about 15 tons of high grade ore on the dump.
- The Southwestern Lead Co., of Bagdad and Los Angeles, has resumed operations, and is promising to show the virtues of the new Stebbins concentrator.
- It saves over 20 percent of the fine tailings, formerly a complete loss. Chris Eaton, Jim Hale, J. J. Garland, and E. W. Fisher are at the mine, and the concentrator is en route.
- Bob Andrews has been appointed agent for the O. B. mine, and also for John Denair, at Bagdad.
- The recent storms have greatly benefited the country and John Domingo's vineyard and orchard in particular.
- Adolf Hansen struck a pocket of very high grade ore at the New Era, situated near the Standard No. 2 mine.
- The Copper Queen is taking out some very fine ore, and will soon make a shipment.
- The Cima school has received its free textbooks from the State printing office.
- Scott Taber and T. S. Johnson are building a residence on Mr. Waddleton's homestead near Cima.
- Frank Dayton and Mr. Ousler were visitors at Cima recently.
- Moore & Groner have finished assessment work on Alex Leitch's claims, and will go back to Black Canyon.
- The Rock Springs Land & Cattle Co. is fixing up water holes and pipe lines.
- W. M. Fee leaves for Los Angeles shortly.
- S. E. Yates has been cutting posts for a new corral at Valley Wells.
- Sid Dennis is happy in having found his three horses that were lost. Joe Boylan and Harry Davenport found them.
- Walter R. Feeles is still getting out ore on the Belle Gilvey.
- Some very rich ore has recently been found in the Providence group of mines, owned by Dennis, Boylan and Hopkins. This is important, as it justifies Boylan's expert information.
- The Pilot mine, owned by Barnes & Eaton, 525 Exchange Bldg., Los Angeles, will be worked to the limit. This adjoins the Providence group, and three shipments have already been made to Needles.
- Bert Lombard has vanadium and tungsten ores of high grade on his property about 18 miles northeast of Fenner.
- A sale is pending on a small group of gold claims adjoining the Providence group.
- A sale has recently been made in this district of a gold claim of merit, but the buyers and sellers are not seeking public notice at this time.
- The good roads outfit, C. B. Garvin, foreman, with three teams, is in Fenner, and Mr. Garvin states he is doing better than he at first anticipated. He pronounces the roads just left as good roads and fit for any emergency. They have stood the test of the recent rains.
February 21, 1913
- J. G. Williams is preparing for work in the Lon mine near Riggs station and other lead properties in the district.
- Shipments of talc are being made regularly from the Williams mine near Riggs, in which four men are employed.
- Judge Robt. Williams , visited Barstow this week and left some samples of Silver Lake's mineral wealth at the PRINTER office. One is a specimen of iron-real pig iron-ready for the steel mill. It required a 14-pound hammer to break it. He has two claims on a hill known as iron point. He is now negotiating for the sale of them. Another sample is gold quartz of very fair quality, of which he has a 3-ft. ledge on his claim. Some opals are among the lot.
February 28, 1913
- Silver Lake is coming to the front in the automobile game. There was five machines in town the other night. Three of them belong here. L. A. Floorman has a Moon, The California-Nevada Exploration Co. has a Mitchell, and the Avawatz Salt & Gypsum Co. has a Dure.
- Harper & Long and associates are looking over the valley with the intension of sinking for artesian water.
- John T. Keough and his partners are repairing the pipe line with the view of starting up their mill again at Seven Mile.
- L. A. Floorman has started up the Desert King mine, owned by the Atlasta Mining Co. He is also going to start up the Cameo mine in Red Pass.
- John J. Rogers returned from San Francisco after a two months' absence, and went up to Cave Springs to resume work on his claim.
- T. L. Henderson and wife arrived in town February 21, and are going to Salt mines in which they are interested.
- Supervisor Geo. E. Butler and Judge Boot, in the latter's Ford car, came in from Needles in a driving rain, examining the good roads. They were very much elated over conditions and pronounce the roads, so far, equal to any in the country.
- C. C. Curtis, the hermit of Fenner Springs, has gone to Los Angels for medical treatment for his throat.
- Walter R. Fales is showing up some rich lead ore, and will soon have a car load.
- Ezra Ogle has started his desert ranch. He is planting oats, barley and alfalfa.
- Davenport and Boylan, with a burro load of fine specimens from the Providence group of mines, came in today and are feeling that they will soon have others as interested as themselves.
- The Good Roads outfits have moved to Essex, and are moving along with considerable speed.
- We had high winds and a light snow in the mountains here about the latter part of last week.
April 4, 1913
- The New Era mine, 12 miles north of Cima, in the Kessler range, is taking on new life since the recent gold strike there, tho only a few men are working at present. The discovery shows the coarsest free gold ever found in this district and prospects are good for a rich mine. A stock company has been formed to work it. During the past few days a vein of high grade ore has been discovered 100 ft. from the other shaft. It is a good prospect. Mr. Ginn has also made a good strike near the New Era.
- Mark Gimmell, from Los Angeles, passed thru Cima in his auto, enroute to his farm in Nevada.
- Adolf Hansen left, Saturday night, for Los Angeles.
- Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ridge were Cima visitors lately.
- We have a well drill in operation between Cima and Valley Wells.
- The farmers are busy planting crops, trees, etc. Cima is growing.
April 11, 1913
- C. J. Eaton and James Turnbull arrived in camp with a load of supplies for the Pilot mine. Mr. Eaton is going to sink a 50 foot shaft, and has now some three tons of ore ready for shipment.
- Mr. Turk, our genial agent, has missed his assistant, Mr. Stone, since his transfer.
- Our section foreman, Mr. Sweet, has been highly complimented on the condition of the track in this section.
- Herbert Wiltner is acting as foreman of Mr. Imel's crew in the water service. Mr. Imel was unfortunate in being injured in an explosion of an oil tank at Bagdad. He is now in Santa Fe hospital in Los Angeles.
- Walter R. Fales has his car of lead-silver ore loaded for shipment to Needles.
- Mr. Stone, who was third trick operator here, has been sent to Cadiz.
- Mr. Muhleesen who has been experting properties hereabouts, has gone on a business trip to Los Angeles.
- C. C. Curtis, our genial hermit, was a visitor in Fenner today.
- Little Robert Collins, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Collins, former agent and his wife here, is in St. Francis hospital, Hyde and Bush Sts., San Francisco, with tuberculosis of the leg. He was ever a genial and warm hearted little fellow, and all his friends around Fenner are sad to learn of his severe illness, and wish him all of God's blessings in his present condition.
- Keough & Hunting have their water piped over the hill to the mill, and are expecting to start the mill in a few days.
- Charles Reat and Julius Meyers are taking out some very nice ore from their claims at Seventeen Mile Point.
- Lou Floorman and Cy Wilson were in from the Desert King mine the other day, and report that they are in 130 ft. in the new crosscut.
- There has been quite a number of people taking up homesteads between here and Soda Lake, and they are preparing to sink for artesian water.
- Joe Berry was in town from the Kingston, the other day, and says that he has a car of ore ready for shipment. It is lead and silver.
- Mrs. McCabe returned from San Diego last week, after a two months' absence.
April 18, 1913
- Mrs. A. E. Moore and Jessie Clemett were in from Black Canyon recently.
- Mr. and Mrs. Julia Markt were on a vacation up north for two weeks.
- J. R. Wilder, one of the owners of the New Era mine, is out from Los Angeles and reports the property looking better than ever.
- Mr. Morris and Howard Cramley, of Pasadena, are at the Copper Queen; expert to ship some ore soon.
- Cima is growing each day.
- Ed Freeburn arrived yesterday enroute to Valley Wells to work for S. E. Yates, cattle man.
May 2, 1913
- Reports from the New Era Mines Co. indicate that they are looking better than ever. Adolf Hansen, Superintendent of the company, left for Los Angeles on a hurried trip.
- The well drillers are still at work drilling for water between Cima and Valley Wells.
- Messers. Middleworth and Stevens are now doing the annual work on Gibson and Draper's silver property.
- Miss Marie Perry has been visiting the Gibson girls for the past week.
- W. A. Finney and family leave Cima. Overland, to make final commutation on his homestead, May 20 th , in San Bernardino.
- E. L. Burroughs and family have moved to Corning , California, where he has bough some farming land.
- N. M. Bowen and family recently left for San Diego.
- Al McRae, Geo. Ney and party visited Cima recently in an auto. Come again; always glad to see you.
- Gus Moore was in town recently.
- C. W. Groner is now at Black Canyon, where he has been working for S. E. Yates for the past month.
- The election here went wet by 11 votes, this being all that was cast, out of 24 registered.
- Joe Spencer finished hauling a carload of ore from the Pilot mine, owned by C. J. Eaton. Mr. Eaton will ship another carload in the near future.
- C. C. Curtis, of Stormy Night, Chas. Miller, of Siam, and W. J. Pinkett and Tom Schofield, of Danby, came to Fenner to cast their votes-good ones too.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ned Little, a mine owner, from Elora, passed through here Wednesday enroute to Escondido. They were enjoying their trip.
- R. R. Moore, representing W. S. Tevis, of San Francisco, has inspected the prospects of Will Graham, on the south side of Clipper Mountain.
- Sid Dennis took out a mining engineer to the Bananza King. He has Joe Spencer going over the property with him.
- C. J. Eaton has purchased the Barnes interest in the Pilot mine. The Pilot adjoins the Providence group of mines, belonging to Dennis, Boylan Hopkins and Davenport. Mr. Eaton has about 100 tons ready to ship, and Domingo will begin hauling about Wednesday.
- The party working the Mabel, also adjoining the Providence group on the south and west side, has 80 sacks of about 6 oz. gold ore on the dump, and expects to ship about 6 tons.
- The Good Roads boosters went through Fenner the 28 th inst. putting up sign boards and posters. Fenner has become quite a headquarters for the Santa Fe B Grand Canyon B Needles National Highway people. And now some faddists want to send the tourists around some other way by voting the district dry.
- Joe Boylan and Jack Hopkins have gone to the Barnett camp, near Lanphere.
- We see that Lorenz Von Schoen, sometimes called Count, has at last landed in jail at Needles, as a result of fight with a Mexican over money matters. He may be down for the “count.”
- Tim Lyons, the owner of the Worlds Desire mine, accidentally shot himself in the thigh with an automatic revolver. The wound is a bad one but is not dangerous.
May 16, 1913
- Arthur and Scheff Henrie were in from Shadow Mountain for supplies, and report their mine looking better than ever. They expect to ship some high grade ore soon.
- A. Ousler, well known mining man, who has resided at Summit Springs for a number of years, died at Kelso, May 6 th , with heart failure. A daughter, Mrs. Marion, and his sister Mrs. Campbell survive him. The body was shipped to Los Angeles for burial.
- J. R. Ridge and J. F. Marrs were Cima visitors recently.
- H. C. Blanchett made a flying trip to Los Angeles.
- Mr. Walker is now third trick operator.
May 30, 1913
A Word for the Prospector
Every man who has sought to wrest nature's mineral wealth from the rocky vaults of the western mountains knows the prospector, the real pioneer in the development of the great western empire. His courage and hopeful persistence cannot be seen without being admired. In an address before the U. S. Senate, Senator Borah of Idaho recently paid this passing character the following fitting tribute:
“The prospector is one of the unique, one of the most exceptional and most worthy of those remarkable characters who have led the way for the development of the west. The west owes him a debt of gratitude which the west can never pay. Always poor, often homeless, self-reliant, hopeful, generous and brave, he has been the solitary explorer of the desert and mountain fastness; the man who has unlocked from its imprisoned silence the countless millions that is now the world's wealth. He penetrates the most remote and inaccessible regions; defies hunger and storms alike, sleeps upon the mountain side or in improvised cabins, restlessly wanders and searches through weeks and months and years for nature's hidden and hoarded treasures. Oftentimes his search ends in poverty and distress and failure, sometimes in success. Without the prospector-this poor isolated wanderer-the great mining centers of the west would not exist. Without his uneasy, never-tiring efforts millions of dollars now on their way to minister to the happiness and comfort of the race would never have been poured into the channels of business and commerce.”-Mining World.
June 13, 1913
- Mr. and Mrs. Turk, our esteemed agent of the Santa Fe, gave a reception in honor of Miss Hudson, of Yucca, and Mr. Sheehan, of Needles, recently. Mr. Sheehan is a brother Mason of Mr. Turk.
- W. M. Mailer, recently of New York, left on the 10 th inst. for the Boylan, Hopkins, Dennis and Davenport property, the “Providence group of mines,” west of Fenner, to make an extensive examination of the same with intension of bonding, if results are satisfactory.
- Mrs. Mary Dennis has just returned from a sojourn in Los Angeles.
- E. C. Ogle-Pumper No. 2, here, has been transferred to Blythe Junction.
- Joe Spencer and Tim Lyon, the owner of the World's Desire, took a tank, 4000 gallons for his horse range, to John Domingo.
- Mr. Warfield, the agent of Mr. Neumier, is out in his old stamping ground and is doing his usual run of business.
- C. J. Eaton and his man Lund, are working the Pilot, adjoining the Providence group, and are getting out another shipment of ore. The last shipment of 7 tons, averaged $53. The principle values being in gold.
- The Mable mine, northwest of the Providence group, have 92 sacks of high grade gold, ready to haul. Domingo will haul it during the week.
- Mr. Kaiser, a second trick man, an assistant to Mr. Turk, has been sent to the Santa Fe Hospital at Los Angeles, for treatment. He was suddenly taken ill with that non-respector of persons or conditions-appendicitis.
- W. M. Graham has Mr. Dennis' team at Blythe Junction and is doing well.
- Mr. Davis, of Los Angeles, is now superintendent at the Death Valley mine.
- Ed Freeburn leaves Cima soon for his home in Tulare.
- Adolph Hansen and J. E. Ginn made a flying trip to Los Angeles, and on their return brought Mr. Hansen's brother and sister-in-law, who are to take charge of the boarding house. They are excavating for the mill.
- Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Moore were Cima visitors recently.
- G. A. Glennon, of Kelso, spent a day at Gibson's recently.
July 4, 1913
- Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Moore were visitors to Cima recently.
- Mr. and Mrs. Clemett arrived from Los Angeles enroute to their farm near Government Holes.
- J. R. Ridge spent a few days at Los Angeles and the beaches.
- A number of fruit trees were set out this spring, and with two or three waterings by hand have made a splendid growth. This shows what can be done with water. What we need in this section is some parties with the coin to go after the water.
- The New Era is still taking out high-grade ore.
- H. G. Gibson received a carload of hay from the Daggett Ranch recently.
- P. S. Banfield made a flying trip to Cima last week.
- The Death Valley Mining Co. received a carload of hay this week.
July 11, 1913
- Harry Davenport, Joe Boylan, and Jack Hopkins are in El Dorado Canyon doing some contract work.
- “Slim” Mailer, the mining engineer, has returned to New York. He examined the Providence group of mines, of dennis, Boylan, Hopkins and Davenport.
- C. J. Eaton is getting out a car of ore for shipment. It is high-grade sulphurets.
- Dr. Usher of the Bonanza King Mining Co., is sampling some of the Coner workings, and expects to do some development in the near future.
- The Mabel mine shipped 94 sacks, as a test shipment, to the Needles Smelter. They got their sacks back, but are not satisfied with the financial returns.
- Mrs. Dennis' vineyard is looking fine, not withstanding this hot spell, and prospects of a good yield seems assured.
- Two engineers from New York have gone out to the Bonanza King, to examine it for eastern parties.
- Joe Spencer is working on his Perseverence mine.
July 18, 1913
- L. F. Floorman came in from Los Angeles Saturday in his auto and took a party of three out to examine the Desert King mine.
- There is quite a lot of excitement going on around here inland. About 50 people have filed between here and Baker, and they are starting to sink for artesian water.
- Julius Meyers was in from 17-mile Point Monday and outfitted for a two months prospecting trip.
- Things are pretty lively around Tecopa at present. The Gunsite and Noonday mines are both working, and are shipping about 50 cars a month.
- Henry McKeown was in town from Avawatz for a load of provisions and went out Tuesday morning. He reports the Beau Brummel group looking fine.
- The people of Silver Lake think that it is time to call another special election to see rather we are wet or dry. The last election was unanimous here, there being ten votes and all of them wet. It is pretty hard on us out here with the thermometer registering around 126 and nothing cool to drink. We are all wishing that we could get some of the supervisors out here during the hot spell and see their tongues hang out for the want of something to drink.
- Heirs of the late Alphonso Ousler, from the east, have been here some time looking after the Summit Springs Camp property. They figure on working the claims.
- The Globe mine is a busy place at present. Four men are on the job and the product looks good.
- Roads in Fenner district are in very fair condition, very few complaints being registered by auto parties.
August 8, 1913
- Joe Spencer has returned from a trip to Eldorado Canyon.
- Harry Davenport has taken a position with the Santa Fe, at Bagdad.
- Joe Boylan and Jack Hopkins left Tuesday for the Providence mine, where they expect to spend the next few months developing their property. They are associated with Sid Dennis, the Fenner merchant.
- C. J. Eaton is sacking some very high grade sulphide ore in the Pilot mine.
- John Domingo left for Crow town (the old Providence mine tailing dump) with B. F. Hand, E. M., of Los Angeles, who goes to sample the same.
- The Orange Blossom mine is to be examined in the near future, by some Denver parties.
- The Mabel mine, known as the Gannon property, is under option to Los Angeles people.
- Several mining engineers are investigating the properties around Providence.
- The strikes and shipments from the Mabel and Pilot claims, of recent date, are our best advertisements.
- Mrs. Sid Dennis, has been indisposed by the excessive heat of the past few days.
- Within the past few days five automobile parties passed through Fenner, and pronounce the road in fine condition considering everything.
- Mr. Weaver, the pumper, has gone to Canada to spend his vacation. Mr. Ogle takes his place during the absence.
- Mr. Oldham, the foreman of the cement gang, has located with us for a time.
- W. M. Street, section foreman, has his section looking in fine condition.
- He is now whitewashing the track and out buildings.
- Percy Sweet, the son of the section foreman, has gone to farming at or near Selma, Cal.
August 15, 1913
- C. C. Curtis, owner of the Stormy Night mine, had his cabin and all its contents burned up last week. His property is 6 miles east of Fenner. His loss is estimated at $1100.
- Jack Hopkins, of the Providence Mine Co., was a visitor in Fenner, Tuseday.
- C. J. Eaton and his partner Jack Lind, have 30 tons of high grade sulphide ore on the dump ready for shipment.
- The Mabel mine is under option to J. W. Dawson, of the Reliance Co. of Los Angeles.
- Joe Boylan is working on his Providence mine, and opening up a fine ledge of good grade ore.
- Harry Weaver and wife have just returned from Canada. They report the weather there more humid and unbearable than the desert, and are glad to get back.
- Lots of rain here the past week; everything is looking fine.
- John B. Gibson has been at the tungsten camp, Clarke Mountains, during the past week.
- Mrs. R. W. Markt and children are in Los Angeles.
- We hear that O. O. Budd, Cima's old resident, has joined the U. S. Army.
- C. W. Groner is working at Hart.
- S. E. Yates is hauling some hay to Valley Wells.
- Adolf Hansen reports the New Era looking better every day.
August 29, 1913
- The Death Valley mine shipped another car of ore last week. Looks like they mean business.
- A stamp mill is being delivered on the ground at the New Era mine. Everything is looking fine.
- Roadmaster Cranford's daughters have been visiting in Cima.
- J. R. Ridge spent a few days in Los with his son Harry.
- The Gibson girls have recently returned from their vacation.
- School starts the second Monday in September (September 8 th. ). Miss Ruth Tyson, of San Diego, will teach.
September 12, 1913
- Mr. and Mrs. Ames and daughter are expected back the 14 th . They have been on their vacation at Los Angeles and San Diego the past three weeks.
- Mrs. Hotz is out to visit her husband.
- Mr. and Mrs. Johnes have returned from their visit, but are going to move to Los Vegas.
- Mr. Clyde Rouse is wearing a smile with a new cap. He must be looking for somebody about the 14 th .
September 19, 1913
- The Death Valley Mining Co., lost their engine houses and machinery by fire recently. By hard work they saved the gallows frame and etc. They have installed a gasoline hoist.
- Sunnyside Co. is to install a 5 stamp mill soon.
- A. E. Moon is doing some annual work on the Gessa mine.
- The New Era Mines Co. is erecting a mill. Everything is looking fine.
- Mr. J. E. Ginn recently arrived from Los Angeles with supplies to start work on claims near the New Era.
- John Lampert has gone to the Murrietta Hot Springs on a vacation.
- Oscar McNichols, of Riverside, has been visiting at Gibson's, the past two weeks.
- Gibson and Kridler have finished fencing their homesteads.
- S. E. Yates was in from valley Wells recently. He expects to make a shipment of steers the first part of October.
- We have been having some fine rains lately and everything is looking fine.
September 26, 1913
- Henry Markt and M. E. Crane are planning a trip to the Black Canyon near Cima, Mr. Crane is looking for a location and Mr. Markt to visit his brother before leaving for the mines in Nevada.
- J. Z. Mossbacker is working four men on the Hematite mine near Fenner.
- Sid Dennis is getting well stocked in wagons. He has just received from Los Angeles, a Winona, for short hauling from Fenner to the mines.
- C. J. Eaton has 20 tons of ore from the Pilot mine here at track awaiting a car. He will ship it to Shelby smelter. His ore is high grade sulphide and runs over $60 gold and silver, and 12 percent copper per ton.
- J. C. Ezzell, of Daggett, leaves tomorrow morning for Providence.
- Parties from Los Angeles are expected within the next few days, to examine the Mabel mine.
- John Domingo brought in some parties who were sampling the Providence tailings. He returned to camp, taking with him Mr. Barricklow, our only pensioner.
- The bridge carpenters are with us again, repairing the bridges on the west end.
- The weather here has taken a decided change; it has grown very cold and blustery.
- Joe Spencer, who is hauling ore from the Pilot mine, has returned to Providence.
- The board of supervisors and road commission in two touring cars, passed through here examining the road and were very much pleased with what they saw.
November 14, 1913
- Mr. Godscell recently arrived from Tecopa, en route to the Mohawk at the Copper World mine. Joe Spencer has charge of the work.
- J. A. Sidler, of Leastalk, was a Cima visitor lately.
- Mrs. C. H. Paul is visiting at her home in Pomona.
- The Rock Spring's Cattle Co.'s men are at the Kessler Spring gathering steers for shipping. They recently shipped 10 carloads from Leastalk to Los Angeles.
- G. A. Glennon, of Kelso, was a Cima visitor this week.
- Weather is fine; rain about the middle of the week.
November 21, 1913
Miners and Mining
- Miners in the New York Mountains, near Searchlight, are becoming active again; and a spur railroad will be built in from Purdy.
- The D. and W. mine south of Needles, has a ten-foot Lane mill and has just finished the building of two concrete storage tanks. Two shifts were put on last week. Plenty of water can be had from the mine for operating.
- H. C. Cloudman, of the State Mining Bureau, returned from Los Angeles Thursday, and will work through the Barstow district and east.
December 5, 1913
- Mr. Steele, who has been examining properties from Foshay Pass to the Bonanza King mine, has completed his work and has taken options on all of the following: The Jones iron mine, the Hill and Ozell holdings, the Mora claims, Bonanza King and Perseverance mines.
- John Domingo brought out to the Hidden Hill mine, A. D. Nescus, E. M. and one of the owners. They are going to do considerable work. They claim to have work enough planned to keep them going for two years. The Hidden Hill has been famous as a shipper, and 18 years ago turned out in a few shots over $25,000 in gold. This was taken from the rock by being broken in a mortar or from arrastras. P. H. Keane was the lucky prospector. It is his son-in-law who is now restoring the property to the active list of operating mines.
- Jack Hopkins, Joe Boylan and Sid Dennis are doing development work on their Providence group.
- C. J. Eaton is also here with a gentleman of the same name, but no Kindred, and they propose to sink a shaft to 150ft. in depth in the Pilot mine. They have about two tons of supplies en route to the camp.
- The Hidden Hill people are also sending in several tons of supplies and material.
- Ed. DeHaven and Marvin E. Elmore, of Los Angeles, are working back of the Hidden Hill on the Golden Spider mine. They are finding some fine rock.
- Tim Lyons is working some men on the Jones iron property. They are erecting a set of buildings that include dining room and kitchen, bunk house, superintendent's room, blacksmith shop and out-houses. They also have developed water a short distance from camp.
- The Contention mine and the Mabel are also making ready to get out shipping ore.
- The Larson Brothers are coming into the hills about December 10 th , from advices just received. They are across the valley in the Clifford Mountain Ranges.
- J. M. Langrell and A. D. Long arrived about a month ago with four head of horses and are going to put their land in shape. They are located four miles south of here. They both have houses on their claims and Mr. Langrell has part of his ground cleared and we soon expect to see alfalfa and grain replace the sage brush.
- J. B. Enright's partners, E. O'Roark and C. Locke, shipped in a car load of lumber and implements and drove in themselves from Los Angeles with six head of horses. They also have moved a house on their land and are now building a barn for their stock. They expect to make the dust fly in a short time.
- The farmers went together and shipped a well rig out from Los Angeles which is being set up to drill the first well which will be on A. D. Long's place. Mr. Langrell and several other farmers are also waiting for wells which will be drilled as soon as the Long well is completed.
- Wm. Pollard and A. J. Wilson completed their 50ft. contract on the C. & C. copper ground, 9 miles southwest of here.
- J. L. Cunningham and H. McKeown have finished their 100ft. contract at Cave Springs.
- J. F. Spalding is doing his assessment work at Cave Springs.
- Chris Baker is doing assessment work on the Burre mine and will be joined in a few days by A. J. Wilson, his partner.
- A. Brauer returned home from extended trip through the east. He used three pairs of shoes between Gary, Ind. and Silver Lake, and made the trip in 15 days-some walking, we call it, boy.
December 19, 1913
- Charles Campbell is putting up a one-stamp mill, 5 ton capacity. Tim Lyons has the contract for placing it.
- Mr. Lyons has finished his contract on the C. C. Jones iron property for building the camp and has made things not only comfortable for all concerned, but pleasant to look upon as well.
- C. J. Eaton is drifting on 50-ft. level and has some fine looking ore on the dump.
- Boylan and Hopkins are sinking on the Leonard shaft. Their last assay ran $90 and better in gold and silver.
- Parties are expected daily on the Mabel to make examination.
- A. E. Nescus, E. M., has men working building a camp on the Hidden Hill group at the Golden Queen mine. Myles Lund has charge of the work.
- John Domingo is busy with his stage and freight team.
- Marvin Elmore and his partner, DeHaven, are still developing their claim, The Spider.
- School is out for the holidays. There will be three weeks vacation.
- Miss Ruth Tyson, our teacher, left Sunday night for the institute in San Bernardino, then to her home in San Diego.
- Mr. Earhart an old desert pioneer has recently returned.
- Mr. Ferguson, of Redlands, is now at the Cottontail.
- Jack Snyder, operator, leaves soon for his vacation.
- The New Era Mining Co. has just received its concrete table, distillate, etc. Will have the mill running soon.
- J. E. Ginn recently went to Los Angeles.
- John and Bertha Gibson expect to spend their holidays at Cima.