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Frank Williams memoir, page 15


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wronged, that we would but get into more trouble and expense if we went to law. His counsel finally prevailed and nothing was done.The cleanups for most of the leasers were small and disappointing. My cleanup was the best of any. I got over $200 from my 4 1/4 tons. In fact I was the only one who continued work after these millings. At this time my ledge was looking real good. About this time David Myers who was working for me, asked to be discharged as he had a steady job offered him in the Boomerang. I then hired my friend Russell and a man named James. The ledge continued to improve and, late in May we struck some lead carbonate ore that asseyed 20 ounces in silver and $110 in gold. Mr. Russell declared that my interest in the mine was worth $10,000.I did not care to take any more ore to the Bronze mill,after the experience which we had with them. Mr. Campbell'smill was then running but his manager, Will Stanley, refusedto handle any outside ore until they got more water.About that time a representative of a mill at Klinefeltera station on the Santa Fe 20 miles west of Needles, came to Vanderbilt looking for custom ore. He explained that they had a new mill with a reliable concentrator and offered to mill ore for a reasonable price per ton. The railroad offered a good rate on ore from Manvel to the mill.I concluded to send a car there. In fact, I had to do something with my ore in order to meet bills for labor and other things. I shipped 10 tons to this mill. It was the finest ore that we had taken out, much better than what I had sent to the Bronze mill. The outfit at Klinefelter proved to be mere robbers. I got returns for but $26 per ton. After paying freight, wagon haul, and their milling charge I had