San Antonio, Tex., June 17. -- Mr. Charles L. Dignowitty, of this city, reports a rich discovery of gold and silver in Burnet County. A. Fitzgerald,
superintendent of the San Jose Mining Company, of Tamaulipas, Mexico,
came here a few weeks ago, with old Spanish records relating to the
lost San Saba mine, and Mr. Dignowitty furnished the money to investigate.
went to Hoover's Valley, on the Colorado, fifteen miles northwest from
Burnet, opposite the mouth of the Llano river, and took bearings.
Here is the dividing range of mountains known in Spanish archives as
"Espinoza de Juarez," in English "Backbone of Judas" and at present
known as the Pack Saddle Mountains.
here, guided by Spanish records, he instituted search, and was rewarded
by the discovery of an extensive lead. The vein is four feet wide
and consists of rich decomposed ore strained with iron. Mr.
Dignowitty closed a trade for seventy acres of the land, pretending he
wanted it for the granite and marble.
further investigation traces of an old Mexican mine and furnaces were
discovered. The whole country near the discovery is greatly
excited. Machinery will be put in at once and the mine will be
worked. The New York prospector reported to have discovered gold
and Mr. Dignowitty are one and the same party.