Big Crowds Hear Bullfrog TalksSource: Los Angeles Herald - Los Angeles, CA
Date Published: 1907-01-23
BIG CROWDS HEAR BULLFROG TALKS
ILLUSTRATED ADDRESS ON NEW MINING CAMP
Mine Operators in the Bullfrog District Desire to Trade in Los Angeles
Special Train to Rhyolite
The daily lectures generously illustrated by stereopticon views given at the Los Angeles chamber of commerce assembly hall in the interest of the Bullfrog mining district are having the effect of enthusing the people of this city to a point of interest in the Southern Nevada gold camp that has never before been reached. Throngs of interested people fill the assembly hall daily and from the attention paid to the lecturers and the questions fired at the speakers from Rhyolite it is evident that the excursion tomorrow to the Bullfrog district will be a large one.
The crowd at yesterday morning's session was particularly large and enthusiastic, and when Frank P Mannix, editor of the Rhyolite Miner, who was sent to Los Angeles by the Rhyolite board of trade to relieve Mr. Clemens, finished his address he was surrounded by men and women who plied all sorts of questions about Bullfrog; about certain mines and stocks; about the chances for this or that line of business; about employment, wages, and weather, etc.
Urged to Visit Bullfrog
Mr. Mannix asked all who possibly could spare the time and expense to go to Bullfrog and see for themselves whether or not the reports made about the mines and conditions of that camp were true.
"Don't take my word for it," said Mr. Mannix. "Don't take anyone else's word for it -- not even that of your best friend, but if you want to see what Bullfrog offers to investors; if you are desirous of investing in mines, or stocks, or real estate, or embarking in the mercantile business, the thing to do is to see what you are getting. This is what you do when you are buying a home in Los Angeles or when you order a suit of clothes or a bonnet. The Bullfrog invites inspection. This is the reptile's long suit. Familiarity breeds respect for the mining camp on the banks of the roaring Amargosa.
"It is said, with some coloring of truth, that Los Angeles is missing a great opportunity by not working up to the importance of the Southern Nevada mining camps, especially that one which I have the honor of representing and which I believe will be the greatest and most lasting mining district in the world. The Comstock of nearly a half century ago made a metropolis of San Francisco. The Bullfrog of the new Nevada can and may make a greater metropolis of Los Angeles. The trade of the camps in our section of the Sagebrush state and those in the southeastern part of your own state naturally belongs to Los Angeles. You have the best of Salt Lake, as transportation facilities at present are afforded, by over a hundred miles. Not only this, but our people are favorably inclined toward this beautiful city, its commercial houses and its people. They want to buy their mining supplies here; they want you to supply them with their foodstuffs and raiment, as well as with many of their necessary diversions and amusements. For all of these we are willing to pay prevailing prices and profits."
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