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On an Investment of only $330.
A limited amount of Treasury Stock of The Carson River Dredging Company will be sold at $3.30 Per Share, the Par Value being $10.
It is believed that the dividends will be 10 per cent. a month on the par value of $10, to commence about January Ist. This would make this investment pay as follows.
100 Shares costing $330 income $100 a month. (product of the Comstock Mines has flowed as proposed to reclaim, and which are now de165.00 50
tailings into the Carson River, and that at posited with the tailings along the bottom of 82.50 25 least $40,000,000 can be recovered.
the Carson River, throughout the length and 15 49.50 15
It is estimated by mill men there and other breadth of the claims of this Company. 33.00
experts, that over five millions can be recov5 16.50 5
As many inquiries are made requiring exered from the upper part of the Astral claim planation as to the basis on which diviThe stock is registered at American Loan alone, and nearly if not quite as much from dends are expected to be paid, the Agent and Trust Co., and listed on the Consoli- the remainder, judging from tests made.
The “ New Era" Claim takes in the East figures furnished by the Company, which are
wishes to state that his calculations are from dated Exchange. branch of the River for about one-third of a
as follows: This Company is the exclusive owner by mile, including an island of about ten acres. right of location under V. S. Laws of the The island has been formed from the tailings
These estimates of the value of the Astral & New Era claims on Carson River, deposited in the river by the big mills “Eure- island' and the bottom of the river are onenear Dayton, Lyon Co., Nevada, each 4,160 ka."
Morgan,” “Brunswick," "Ceplier,” half less than the mill men and mining engifeet in length by about 200 feet in width ;
Santiago,” et al., and is beyond all question neers of great experience estimate them. about 20 acres in each claim.
of immense wealth. The loss per diem from COST OF WORKING DREDGE. The Company also own all rights to use each of these mills in quicksilver alone (pro
One day of Ten Hours. on these claims the Rae Patent Vacuum portionate to their capacity) has been from Dredge, the Rae Patent System of Sluices 100 lbs. of quicksilver and upwards per day,
2 Engineers.....$8 oo
i Sluice foreman 4 00 Results. and Electric Amalgamators and processes; together with large quantities of amalgam,
3 also the Gould Patent System of Concentra- as well as rich sulphurets not acted upon,
7 50 10 hrs. work 500 ton tion. amounting to thousands upon thousands of 1 Dredge foreman 400 Val. per ton $5
i Fireman dollars. These two claims are pronounced by com
...... 2 50 The Virginia Chronicle says: “A daily 3 Grizley men... 7 50
$2,500 petent experts to be by far the richest of any
i Retort man.... 4.00 Allow for poson the river, possessing a known wealth run- train of one hundred and fifteen cars is now required to transport Comstock ores over the 1 Clerk......
sible error.. ning up into the millions. « The Astral ” takes a portion of the river Carson River," and these are even now losing, V. & T. R. R. to the Stamp Mills on the Oil and Chemicals 6 oo
General Manager 15 00
$2,500 above the Rocky Point mill dam, where in as conceded by their Superintendents, two
Incidental ...... 6 50 Less expenses 70 the lively bonanza times of rich ores, thirteen mills were working crushing this 'ore and pounds of quicksilver to every ton worked, or losing in wastage from $1,000 to $10,000 per month. By the improved methods now used
Total....... $70 00 Profits per day$1,930 2,000 pounds per day, or 60,000 pounds per
“This estimate as to the earnings of the day in quicksilver and minerals, according to at these mills , they are enabled to work with Company is based on the minimum
value of the capacity of the mills.
very much less loss than in the past, but the the material recovered. The net daily earnThe New York Tribune says; It is esti- minimum losses of the past announting to ings will
, beyond all doubt, be greatly in mated that at least ten per cent. of the bullion MILLIONS upon MILLIONS are what it is excess of this."
It will therefore be seen that at the above rate, for 24 hours (instead of ten hours), allowing only 300 working days, the profit would amount to the enormous sum of One Million Three Hundred and Eight-nine Thousand Six Hundred Dollars, which would make a great deal more than ten per cent. a month on the Company's Capital of one Million Dollars.
We have had many inquiries from the previous advertisement in this paper as to whether this stock is subject to assessment. The stock is full paid and unassessable, and is so stated on the certificate.
The price of $3.30 per share will stand until November 10.
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therefore, to find them tainted with fraud; and the exclamations, "I told you so!" will be numerous. Yet it does not follow that all
the experiments were worthless. A searching revision of them THE ANNOUNCEMENT which has been going the rounds of the
must, however, be made, and we may rest assured that the able press, of the perfecting by Mr. Edison of his phonograph, certainly
and untiring executive officers of the society will make it. seems startling, and one which might be denied without arousing surprise; but it now appears as if the world were soon to be
AN INVESTIGATION OF DREAMS. treated to another great fruit of inventive genius, and that one of The American Society for Psychical Research is collecting acthe great R's may soon be displaced. Mr. Edison, in a letter counts of cases where one person has had some remarkable experito the editor of The Engineering and Mining Journal, has ex- ence, such as an exceptionally vivid and disturbing dream, or a pressed in his frank and usual hearty way such utter confidence in strong waking impression amounting to a distinct hallucination, the successful performance of all, or even more than all, that is concerning another person at a distance, who was, at the time, hoped for, that we look forward to the receipt of our first phono- passing through some crisis, such as death, or illness, or some other graph with anxious curiosity. Those who remember the phono
calamity. It appears that coincidences of this sort have occurred, graph of ten years ago will recall that it was next to impossible to
but it may be alleged that they are due to mere chance. For the reproduce tones that were absolutely distinct; that is, sufficiently
determination of this, it is desirable to ascertain the proportion
between (a) the number of persons in the community who have distinct to be recognized without difficulty or mistake by some per
not had any such experiences at all; (6) the number of persons who son who had not heard the original utterances. To-day these dif
have had such experiences coinciding with real events; (c) the ficulties have been overcome; and the sender of a message, after
number of persons who have had experiences which, though simisetting the machine in motion, need only talk into the machine
lar to the foregoing in other respects, did not coincide with real with his natural and usual voice, then withdraw the phonogram, events. which corresponds to the old sheet of tinfoil, which could not be The society has therefore issued a circular requesting every one withdrawn, and mail to his friends in this way his verbatim utter- who receives it in the course of the next six months to repeat the ances. These phonograms will cost but little more than an ordi- questions given below, verbatim, to as many trustworthy persons as nary sheet of letter-paper, and will be made in various sizes to possible, from whom he does not know which answer to expect, accommodate messages varying in length from eight hundred to
and who have not already been interrogated by some one else, and four thousand words. On the receipt of such a phonogram, it can
communicate the results. The questions are so framed as to rereadily be placed in the apparatus of the receiving instrument, and
quire no answer but 'yes' or 'no.' Special attention is drawn to
the fact that the object of the inquiry would be defeated if replies it will at once speak out with distinctness and clearness equal to
were received only from persons who have had remarkable experithat of the human voice at the same rate of speed at which it was
ences of the kind referred to (whether coincident with real events originally dictated. These phonograms will not be obliterated by or not); and there should be no selection whatever of persons who the first use, but may be kept on file, ready for reproduction when- have had such experiences. In case of negative answers only, it ever necessary.
will be sufficient if the collector will send (not for publication) his
own name and address, with the replies which he has received. The OCTOBER NUMBER of the Journal of the Society for If there are any affirmative answers, the society desire to receive Psychical Research contains this statement; “ It will be remem- also (not for publication) the name and address of any person who bered that the earliest experiments in thought-transferrence de- answers ‘yes.' If the experience has been coincident with a real scribed in the society's Proceedings were made with some sisters of event, they specially request the percipient to send an account of it. the name of Creery; and that, though stress was never laid on any
All communications should be sent to the secretary, Richard trials where a chance of collusion was afforded by one or more of Hodgson, 5 Boylston Place, Boston, Mass., from whom additional the sisters sharing in the agency,' nevertheless some results ob
copies of the circular may be obtained. It is of the utmost importained under such conditions were included in the records. In a
tance to obtain answers from a very large number of persons, and
is hoped that many thousands of replies will be received. series of experiments recently made at Cambridge, two of the sisters, acting as 'agent' and 'percipient,' were detected in the use of
questions are as follows:
I. Have you, within the past year, when in good health, had a a code of signals; and a third has confessed to a certain amount of
dream of the death of some person known to you (about whom you signalling in the earlier series to which I have referred. This fact
were not anxious at the time), which dream you marked as an exthrows discredit on the results of all former trials conducted under
ceptionally vivid one, and of which the distressing impression lasted similar conditions. How far the proved willingness to deceive can for at least as long as an hour after you rose in the morning ? be held to affect the experiments on which we relied, where col- II. Have you, within the past three years but not within the past lusion was excluded, must of course depend on the degree of strin- year, when in good health, had a dream of the death of some pergency of the precautions taken against trickery of other sorts, as to
son known to you (about whom you were not anxious at the time), which every reader will form his own opinion." The prompt pub- which dream you marked as an exceptionally vivid one, and of lication of this damaging discovery, and it is a very damaging one,
which the distressing impression lasted for at least as long as an is only another evidence of the thorough candor and fair-minded
hour after you rose in the morning ?
III. Have you, within the past twelve years but not within the ness with which Messrs. Myers and Gurney have conducted the
past three years, when in good health, had a dream of the death of experiments in behalf of the society. These Creery girls, daughters
some person known to you (about whom you were not anxious at of a Devonshire clergyman, and from ten to seventeen years of age the time), which dream you marked as an exceptionally vivid one, when the experiments were originally tried, were among the first in and of which the distressing impression lasted for at least as long whom the so-called 'telepathy' was discovered. The record of as an hour after you rose in the morning ? the experiments with these girls was one of the most interesting IV. Have you, at any time during your life but not within the past chapters in the society's early history. It is extremely mortifying, twelve years, when in good health, had a dream of the death of some person known to you (about whom you were not anxious at of a large number of immigrants. In regard to the station at New the time), which dream you marked as an exceptionally vivid one, York, they find the buildings to be sufficiently large and numerous, and of which the distressing impression lasted for at least an hour and to have adequate arrangements for heating and cooking, but after you rose in the morning ?
that they are not divided into a sufficient number of small compartV. Have you, within the past year, when in good health, and ments to permit the strict isolation of the immigrants into small completely awake, had a distinct impression of seeing or being groups. The water-closets and bath-tubs are inadequate, the pumps touched by a human being, or of hearing a voice or sound which by which sea-water is obtained for flushing the water-closets were suggested a human presence, when no one was there?
out of order, and the soil-pipes from the water-closets had a number VI. Have you, within the past three years but not within the past of right angles in their course to the sea, thus interfering with year, when in good health, and completely awake, had a distinct thorough scouring. There is no provision for the general washing impression of seeing or being touched by a human being, or of of clothing, and the immigrants performed this work for themselves hearing a voice or sound which suggested a human presence, when in such proximity to the underground cisterns of water as to render no one was there?
it possible for this water to become infected. The use of this cisVII. Have you, within the past twelve years but not within the tern-water for drinking had been forbidden, and other water suppast three years, when in good health, and completely awake, had plied for this purpose; but there were no means of enforcing the a distinct impression of seeing or being touched by a human being, order, and access to the cistern could be had at all times. The or of hearing a voice or sound which suggested a human presence, lack of bedsteads, chairs, tables, and proper eating utensils, added when no one was there?
to the hardships of the immigrants and to the dangers of infection. VIII. Have you, at any time during your life but not within the The committee comment on the absence of a resident medical past twelve years, when in good health, and completely awake, had officer, and of an adequate force of watchmen, patrolmen, and ata distinct impression of seeing or being touched by a human being, tendants. The possibility of occasional clandestine communication or of hearing a voice or sound which suggested a human presence, between the detained immigrants and their friends by means of when no one was there?
small boats, constituted a danger to the country difficult to estimate, and against which, so far as could be learned, there were no
precautions. At Swinburne Island, where the hospital is situated, HEALTH MATTERS.
there were, at the time of the committee's visit, nine cases of cholera Cholera at Quarantine.
in the wards, and they noted with surprise the absence of a resident It will, we imagine, be somewhat of a surprise to our readers to physician. It was also a reversal of modern ideas to find male learn that there have been thirty-eight cases of cholera at the quar- nurses in charge of female patients. The clothing of patients is antine islands in the port of New York since Sept. 22; and yet from sent back to Hoffman Island to be disinfected, although there is a reputable sources this seems to be the fact. From the report just disinfecting-chamber in connection with the hospital; and the commade to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and published in mittee were informed that the convalescents were, as soon as they an extra issue of the Medical News, we learn that eight persons were strong enough to be about, returned to Hoffman Island withsick with cholera were removed from the steamship ‘Alesia,' to out having been previously bathed and disinfected. which Science referred in its issue of Oct. 14, to Swinburne Island; In reference to the steamship • Britannia,' it would appear that five of these died: subsequently twenty-seven others were stricken the committee believe that cholera appeared during the voyage with the disease, of whom nine died : of the passengers of the from Italy, and that its existence was either not recognized by the · Britannia,' whose arrival from Italy was recorded in Science of Nov. ship’s surgeon, or else concealed by the deliberate falsification of 4, three have been attacked with cholera, at least one of whom has the ship's sanitary record. In either case the committee think that died, - a total of thirty-eight cases and fifteen deaths. So far as this has seriously increased the present danger of the ultimate inwe know, no new case has developed since Oct. 24.
troduction of cholera into the country through the port of New The report to which we allude is a most important one, and one York. They state that the continuance of cholera among the paswhich will attract the attention and thoughtful consideration of sengers of the ‘Alesia' so long after their removal to the station of physicians and sanitarians, not only in the United States, but through- observation, in itself demonstrates the inefficiency of the measures out the civilized world. On Oct. 5, the College of Physicians of Phila- which have been adopted and enforced, and further add, that, aldelphia appointed a committee to consider the present danger of though they have not heard of the development of the disease anythe importation of cholera into this country, and to secure con- where on the mainland, nevertheless, in view of the almost uncerted action among the medical societies of the land in urging upon controllable tendency of cholera to spread at times, and of the origithe State and National authorities the adoption of a uniform and nal insufficiency and the present faulty constitution of the police efficient system of quarantine for all exposed ports. This com- force on Hoffman Island, they feel impelled to believe that the immittee consisted of Drs. James C. Wilson, E. o. Shakespeare, and munity up to the present time has been owing to singular good R. A. Cleemann. It will be remembered that Dr. Shakespeare was fortune rather than to good management. selected by President Cleveland to investigate cholera in Europe Having pointed out the defects of the quarantine stations, the and India. These gentlemen investigated the quarantine stations committee turn their attention to the principal cause; namely, the at New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, and presented their re- cost of supplying these defects. Were it not for the question of port Oct. 28. The following day an extra issue of the Medical money, there would have been physicians constantly in attendance News of Philadelphia, one of the leading medical journals, was at the New York station, and, consequently, better management published with the following editorial comment: “The paramount and discipline would have been maintained; while at Philadelphia importance to the public of preventing the importation of cholera and Baltimore there would have been adequate establishments prointo the United States calls for a special issue of the Medical News, vided for the isolation and observation of large bodies of immigiving in full the report of the commission appointed by the College grants. The remedy suggested is to put quarantine into the hands of Physicians of Philadelphia . . . to investigate the condition of of the national government. The committee recognize the difficulaffairs in the quarantine of New York. It will be seen that the ties in bringing this about, but at the same time they regard this as grave dangers which exist may render prompt action necessary the only efficient remedy. with a view to establishing some national system of quarantine for In reference to this report of the Philadelphia committee, we the protection of the country.”
have little to say at this time. It certainly is a very serious indictThe committee visited personally the quarantine stations at the ment of the quarantine stations and methods of the three ports three ports mentioned, and made a careful and thorough exami- specifically mentioned, and of the other ports of entry upon the Atnation of every thing pertaining thereto. It will be impossible for lantic and Gulf coasts, in reference to which the committee state, us to do more than refer to their conclusion. In reference to the that, although they have not inspected them, there is no reason to stations at Philadelphia and Baltimore, they say that it is evident believe that they are in any respect superior. It will not answer to that they fail in the most essential requisites of the necessary num- say, as officials are reported in the daily press to have said, that ber of properly equipped buildings for the isolation and observation this is an attack by a jealous city upon New York in order to divert