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Frank Williams memoir, page 21

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produced a $500 bar. After paying milling, hauling, and royalty, I had considerably more than wages for my work.The note which I had given the year before with Mr. Campbell for security, had come due in February, 1895 and I could not pay it, though I was able to meet the interest. As surity Mr. Campbell had to pay the note. After this milling I was able to repay Mr. Campbell in full, which I did. I made a short trip to Needles and then resumed work in the tunnel.In February I had another milling ready but it did not go as well as the one in December. It ran less than $25 and did not give me much more than expenses.During the greater part of the winter I boarded at Morrell's boarding house.After this rather disappointing milling I went to work on the hill top above the tunnel and hired Charley Stewart to work for me. We batched in what was known as the "Pumpkin Smith" cabin where the Vanderbilt stage road joins the Boomerang wash. My friend, Mr. Russell, who was again leasing upon the Iron mine, was ill with a partially paralyzed leg that spring and we had him stay with us.Late in June I had my ore milled. There was about 13 tons and it produced $600. This was a generous return for my work. I was enabled to pay up all bills and with the money which was left, i made a visit to Kansas, arriving there on July 3, 1896.Before leaving I bonded my 1/4 interest in the Webster mine to Charles Campbell (son of A. G. Campbell) for $1000.I was in Kansas over a month during which time I went with my mother to St. Louis, Mo, at the time of the National Populist



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