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C. A. Earle Rinker letter to his mother, March 14, 1908

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M.J. MONNETTE, PRESIDENT THOS. H. CONDON, VICE-PREST. LINCOLN DAVIS, TREASURER A.A. BARRETT, SECY. R.J. SHOEMAKER, DIRECTOR J.R. HUBBARD, GEN'L. MGR. Baby Florence Mining Company P.O. Box 334 112 Hall St. Goldfield, Nevada Mar. 14, 1908 Dear Mother:- Your No.12 of the 8th was received yesterday evening but as I had just written you the day before I thought I would scatter my letters a little. We are having the finest kind of weather now. I worked in my shirt sleeves all morning out at the Mohawk Ledge. We were bailing out water. It takes one man to run the engine and one man to dump the buckets when they come up. It was a cinch. We only worke 1/2 shift because the engineer is working out on the Baby and 12 hours a day is all he cares to work. I think I told you I was through at the Baby until they were ready to keep a man on top all the time. If I don't get office work before that time I will get the job back again. I was sorry to hear that Little Pete was having such a time with his toes. They only thing that done my ingrown nails any good was to keep them shaved down real thin in the middle and they grew straight again. If they are not too sore he might try them. At & May will have to try and eat more regular. I don't doubt but what it knocks them out but I can tell you that irregular meals beat no meals at all. I was ovet to see Myrta yesterday and found her about all right and was in again and found her and John both at home and both feeling gine. Myrta had heard from Carn and he told her that he did not intend to come to Goldfield. So you are about over the small pox scare. I didn't think it would last very long. Am glad to know that business is picking up for K & J. You fellows are liable to get a valuable fiddle out of Old Bill Buss. But you must remember that I never gave up my right to it. You ask about Rawhide and its location. I have drawn a small sketch showing a part of three different counties and you can look at your map and locate it. It is very close to the line between Churchill and Esmeralds Counties and for a while those two counties had a big rumpus as to which county could claim Rawhide. The Government Surveyors decided it belonged to Emeralds. Now you cannot tell a thing about it be reading the papers. They had a big excitement up there and are trying to boost it but it seems to be all B.S. Now you asked what B.S. meant. Well for the present you will have to call it Blue Smoke. Myrta was reading your letter to John today and they both laughed when your question was reached. Myrta [ha ?got] on to it long ago, but john laughedand said you fellows never had Blue Smoke back there. Well I will tell you now the first part stands for Bull and you will have to guess the rest. It is not 1/100 as great as the papers claim. You see the papers are being sent to Suckers back east and getting the camp advertised up so they can sell stock. You ask about the labor trouble. Well I wrote on the outside of one envelope after I had sealed it that the strike had been called off on all but the Consolidated. That is about all there is to it. Some of the operators made an agreement with the Union that they would pay the Tonopah Scale which is alittle lower than the old Goldfield and also that they would hire who they pleased including Union and Non union men. They accepted it and a great many of the old miners



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