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C. A. Earle Rinker letter to his mother, Aug. 12, 1907, page 2

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There is going to be a fight to the finish here labor Day and I expect I will have to see that. But I am getting a head of my story. I forgot to tell about the wrestling match. It was for the world's championship. There is a frenchman here by name of Victor Ajax (the proprietor of the place I had French dinner) that challenged the world's champion. Ajax won the $2000 side bet beside he got the gate receipts amounting to $1000. Now will tell you how I spent yesterda. There was a friend of Davis came in from Chicago to see some property out in the hills. Davis made arrangements to go out with the man Sunday morning but Saturday night Davis took sick (he is well now) and had me go in his palce. On the way out we stopped at the Mohawk Ledge Mine and went down in it. It was the first time down a shaft for the gent, and he was pretty badly scared. It is a very wet mine as water is falling from the roofs of tunnels all the time just like rain. We went down the shaft like the diagram. Shaft No 1 which is 400 feet deep, then we went through tunnel No 2 for about 100 feet and then climbed up a stope No 3 to cross where they are taking out the ore. the stope runs up about 50 feet higher than the tunnel. The guy backed out when we got to the stope but some of the miners laughed at him and he went up. He was afraid he might slip going up [hand-drawn diagram of the tunnel layout on the bottom left of the page]



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