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AGENTS . G. Johnson is agent for ihe Observer in Salt Labe City. Mr. C. H. Enos, Stationer, etc., Walker street, Alta, is agent for the tiale of the Observer. Mr. J WEBB & S1HC0CKES, Editors. ALTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 1873. Owing to press of advertisements we are compelled to hold ver our editorial remarks and several contributions. Advertisers will receive notice in our next. THE MINES. Since our last issue, we have again taken a ramble over the hills, in quest of news. This time we strolled through Alta in a westerty direction, and mounted the hills close to the house erected by the proprietors of the Vallejo Mine for the reception of ore. We ascended the. hill diagonally, and soon of came in sight of the dumping-hous- e the r FIaj3taff. A stream oi empty wagons w re struggling up the hill, and a large number of teams were descending, freighted with the product of the mine. a bu. y Reaching the dumping-house- , scene presented itself. Some twenty i r thirty wagons were scattered aroun,;, awaiting their turn at the dump. S eral men were engaged in unloading a truck, and placing the bags on a wagon. Immediately the truck was relieved of its precious freight, as if in defiance of the law of gravitation, it started up the incline toward the mine. Looking for the cause of this phenomenon, we pre-- 3 ntly saw a loaded truck descending the parallel track at a rapid pace, and by its weight and momentum, dragging up the disburdened truck tor a fresh supply of ore. And so this means ot transit from the mine to the wagons works on, simple in its conception, but beautifully effective in its results. There being nothing else to interest us, we o c mice tackled the hill of dilticulty in our front, making toward the buildings of the Company near the crest of the hill. It soon became painfully apparent that we had undertaken a task of no trivial nature, and a very few minutes hail elap.-e- d before we were stretched out on the grass to recover strength and breath. We had heard of the h v.d rotd to travel, unm ntulized in song, but never had we realized the full import of the expression until this meRut our resolution mo- a le occasion. hid been taken, and the frowning headus was insufficient to turn land us from our ju 4 o e Recall ug to mind Jujngfellow s "banner with the m ruue device," we nerved oursei es for a new start. In due time we f und ourselves on the platform of the prince of Cottonwood mines the Flagstaff, borne ten or twelve tnen were at the mouth of the' mine, employed in tilling the ore bags with a brownish-lookinearth, which an unexperienced person would, never imagine to be We inquired for the Superinten- -ent, and were told that he was down the mine, and might be up in an hour, or he might be the whole of the afternoon. We turned disappointed away, and commenced wending our downhill way. After descending a short distance, we made in the direction of the Vallejo Mine. About centrally between the Flagstaff and the Vallejo, we came across two persons working at the mouth of a tunnel On inquiry of one of the gentlemen, whose name was Tarbitt, we ascertained that the property was known as the South Star and Titus Mine and Tun-- . nel. Owned by Tarbitt, Marshall, Cottrell and Lee. This mine has been kept very quiet, although discovered and located as for back as 167, and has been working with, few intermissions ever pince. We were informed that the original claim of the South Star included -- b-'- bre g silver-boarin- g. - . the property now known as the Vallejo Mine, which was afterwards detatebed from it and sold. Two shafts have been sunk, the depth obtained being 140 A vein feet, both shafts connecting. has been disclosed from twenty to thirty feet wide, the ore being of rich quality. It is said to be the same vein as that worked by the fallejo. The vein was found cropping out from the surface, ten feet wide, the same wall appearing in the bottom of the shaft, nearly two hundred feet trom the surface. - The mine is still flooded with water, a bar to active operations at present. The company employed 15 men last summer. No shipments since the fall, but. a large number of bags ot ore taken from the mine, in all about 500 tons, were scattered over the hill side ready for shipping. The company is now mining a tunnel to tap the mine, and draw off the water, at the same time affording ventilation. The tunnel is in 350 feet, di rectly underneath the shaft. The distance to be worked up in order to strike the shaft is about sixty feet. With the aid of. six men, the Superintendent expects to bore through this slight obstruction in two weeks, when more m-will be employed. Mr... Tarbitt, who seems to be an adept in mining, having travelled through Colorado and elsewhere, gave it as his candid opinion that this is the richest mining camp he ever saw. Of course amid ,io many loca ions, it cannot be expected thU all will prove genuine mines As time passes, however, he worthless will drop oat o the ranks and be forgotten, but the good and the true will remain, to shed lustre over.the camp in the future. Ridding the gentleman a cordial adieu, we passed over tothe works of the Vallejo, but learned that, the Superintendent was absent at the office. Again talcing the down grade towards the citv, we soon came across another tunnel, which we ascertained io be a part of the Ohio Mine. Ily the foreman we were fold that this property is owned by J. W. Kerr, Dr. Ralph being the superintendent. It was located three years ago. Work is now suspended on account of water. Finished shipping ore the day previous. The d'pth reached with shaft, tunnel and incline, is between 250 and 300 feet. The vein varies from a seam to our and five feet wide; the ere, which is a mixture of silver and lead, being o' a high grade, the ore increasing in richness as greater depth is attained, although situated just below the Uallejo the ore is supposed to comprise a distant vein. Eight men are employed wnen the mine is in full running order. Three men are working the tunnel for vent, at an and other purposes. Ex. pects to cet into full working order in a few days. This concuded our perambulations for the day. With wearied limbs we made all possible haste to the city, and threading our wav, up Main street to our domicile, we sought recuperation, in rest. Big Cottonwood. correspondent supplies us with the following items from the camp A Big Cottonwood, July 14 New prospects are being developed every day', and indications bids fair for a lively camp in Big Cottonwood this mond Mine. The prospects are good, as the Empire has alreadyopened out on a rich vein of chlorides and galena. Those claims are "all being worked. Ve are also informed that the Read and Benson property are constructing a tramway for the transit of ore. and are employing fourteeh men in all, two or three having been engaged the last few dsys. or other information. NEW MEMORANDUM BOOK, of Cash and Cutlers Containin thn accounts Stables, an Y! i ' urr ncy The $7 will be to ;ie fin er o reiu ning the book givn to Wells largo ana Cos, Aitu, WALKER STREET, AMUSEMENT ADVERTISEMENTS. MINERS RESTAURANT, FOR THE BOYS. ALTA CITY, UTAH. The only place in Alta where the Miners can pud a good home- Terms reasonable. Clive us a rail. Dealers in jyl6 tf JOSEPH BRANDY, Proprietor. c. ADVERTISEMENTS. NEW On Sunday last, in Alta City, a t Wk Shall feel thankful to any person who will favor us with any mining tsxtos. Nick Dramers Groceries, Dealer in GRAND FREE Choice Cigars, Tobacco, Emit, Provisions, Clothing, NEWSPAPERS AND YTATIONERY, Two doors above Harlow and King's, WALKER STREET, ALTA, jyietf MI NEKS Boots and Shoes, Heavy and Shelf Hardware, DRUG STORE. Of all descriptions, and General Hall. Open Day and Night. Ladies waifng in Miners Outfitting Tools All kinds of Concert ?tck of J Hiindanci During the day. Drugs, Perfumeries, IMPLEMENTS, 4.C., AC., AC. Paints, Oils And Dye Stuffs. Wines, Whiskies & Brandies 5f the purest and best, for Medicinal pur-purpos- es . CIGARS AND TOBACCO. Eight Young Ladies will Superintendents and contractors of mines are respectfully reqmsted to examine our stock before purchasing elsewhere. jyl6 tf ap- pear every night. f Pyhsicians Prescriptions. carefully com- pounded. If you want a good article, MINERS DRU3 STORE, Alta. jylAtf J. The best place for fun in call at the W. COLDTHAIT. DRS. KERSEY & TERRY, Physician)1 and Surgeons, ALTA. jyl tf NEVADA RESTAU RANT Alta City, Little Co tonwood. This houseis the largest and best ap- pointed house in Allae City, and has accommodation for seventy-fivguests Ladi- - wjid gentlemen visiting Alta City will find it to their benefit to stop ; t this house, as it has very superior comnioda-tionthe tables being supplied with the best the market affords. Bongs WALKER STREET, S. FULLER, MARKET. Fresh Meat of all kinds always on hand. Open Day& Night The undersigned desires to inform bis friends and the public that he has opened the above named resfaurant, where he is prepared to serve as fine a meal as the market can afford. Meals at all hours, day and night. Hive ine a call. 4 . There have been seveial pcations made during the past two weeks, one known as the Arlone I ode, which is op ning up with first class ore, W. D. BRANDT, mostly chlorides, and a well defined Proprietor. jyl6 tf ledge situated 1,300 feet west of the I Richmond Mine, and about 200 feet above another lode, known as the Oak land Lode, and was recorded on the If you Want a Good Meal, 5th of the month ; location at the head Call at the of Rig tottonwood, Silver Fork. On the norh side of Emma Hill and about 1,200 feet west of the celebrated Dave ' WALKfeR STREET. isdevel-and the Oakland Matilda, port ' The table supplied with the best the marjyl6 tf oping itself with a ledge of ore, four ket affords. Meals at all hours. feet in width, with a well defined wall of crystalized quartz and limestone. Billiard Saloon. Exchange There has also been a location made FIRST CLASS TABLES. and recorded on th 5th, known as the Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar. Empire No. 2 ; place of location, Big t Furnisued Rooms up stairs. Cottonwood, and about three hundred EW1MJ A RAFFERTY, Proprietor. and fify feet iurth-eas- t tf of the Rich jyl6 50 Cents f C. ARMSTRONG & iv!6 tf C3. The bar supplied with the best Wines Liquors and Cigars. jyl2 f s SAIiOOST, ,.The best Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Balt Lake and other newspapers on the jyW tf JAMES McTIRNEYS tfAfcOOM, WALKER STREET, VALLEY HOUSE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, One block north and west of the Post Offlee, The bedroonis are clean and well ventilated Table supplied with the best the market affords. East End' of Main Street, Alta. table- - very Salt Lake Advertisements. Proprietors, R. L. BAWDEN Fancy Dances Night and MUSIC BY HOMERS BAND Manager. jyIGtf J. jm and s, Orders Promptly Filled. ; Alt. Comer of Walker Street, MEAT summer. -- ADVERTISEMENTS. NEW Board and lodging, IS to 110 per week. Board and lodging. $1 50 to $2 per day. (Day board, $S per week. Chat. Dahl L i. P. Sorenson, jyI2 2m SCOTT, DUNHAM & CO., ' ALTA. The bes of Liquors at the Bar, and every lyl6 tf attention given to customers- - J. McDonald, Notary CONVEYANCER, Proprietors.. salt lake cirr. Dealers in Miners Tools, Mill Findings, Hardware, Iron, Steel, Etc. jy 12 tf l-.Tli-e AND ALTA CITY. Alta Restaurant, E. A. FARGO & CO., jyIGtf lmpoitsrs and Jobbers ef On Monday Alta, a last, between Granite and Brandies, Wines & Liquors, SI5 Containing $15a in rash, receipt for sewing gentlemans portrait The machine, also finder will be liberally rewarded on leaving jylG ti the same at this office. Front street, eor. Commerelal, 8AN FRANCISCO.