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THE BISBEE DAILY REVIEW, BISBEE, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 9, 1908.
(From tho Cripplb Creek News, Nov. 30, 1907. I
"Was it Premonition of Death? How Strangely the
Fates Sometimes Deal With Men!"
AN ARGUMENT FOR MEN TO TAKE INSURANCE AND THEN
TO PAY FOR IT. I
A clipping from the "Cripplo Creek News" Just received tells of a
miner, middle aged and with a wife and four children, who remarked
to his employer while working on the bottom of a shaft that he
"hoped he wouldn't be killed during that shift" as he had an en
gagement In 'the evening to settle for a $2,000 insurance policy for
the.benefli ofhls wife and children. "A few hours later," the article
goes oa to say, "a bucket of ore came crashing down and In the
fragment of a moment he was crushed into a lifeless mass, leaving
practically, destitute a widow and four children, none self-supporting.
Fpr yearsf the.taan had tolled' in the mines-with no protection for his
loved" ones, "but ft remained "until almost the very hour when they
would "be provided for, that death took a hand and picked them out
as a vicarious sacrifice on the altar of 'his -remissness. He carried no
insurance whatever, so far as can be-learned."
If you are nol insured let us. tell you about the New Endowment
Policy, for miners, now being issued by the New York Life Insurance
Company. It is a bank account for you and protection for your
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favorablo conditions which Is distin
guished neighbors can Jboast Perhaps
a greater variety of commercial metals
have been found In this' district than
in any other In the state, including
tin, cinnabar and tungsten. These met
als, however, are not mined at present
In commercial quantities but copper,
gold silver lead and iron are in strong
evidence on every hand. The leading
companies operating in this district
are the Ures Consolidated, the Los
Coches, the Rubens, La Gonzalena, and
the mineral of Querobabi. The Palo
Alto Mining company also conducts
respectable operations on a copper
property In the principality of Rayon.
This brings us Come tor the two
strongest districts In the state, dis
tricts between whom and ourselves,
the best mutual business conditions
exist, and It is a very natural source
of congratulation that, since they aro
our nearest neighbors, they also en-
Joy the distinction of being the heav
iest modern producer in Sonera. Their
importance is the result ot their ex
traordinary copper resources and the
nflux of capital attracted of recent
years by that specific condition.
I refer to the Arlzpe and the Mocte-
zuma districts which by virtue of the
recent operations ot powerful com
panies, have easily taken first rank as
producers in the mineral empire of So.
When you speak of the Arizpe dis
trict it inevitably calls for Cananea
and the great Greene combination In
locality. The Greene company is to
the Arizpe district what the Slocte-
zuma Copper company is to the Jlocte-
zuma district. They constitute the
respective 'cores of those districts,'
around which cluster innumerable
other propositions, some of which may
be of as great importance as the hold
ings of the older pioneer companies,
and yet a fortunate fatality seems to
wait on he steps of these mighty com
binations of capital, and to invariably t
reward them for the outlay and the
risk which they made In the hope ot
opening up a virgin country. I
The Arizpe district Is In the north '
central section of Sonora, with Mag-
dalena on the west. Tires on the south
and .Moctezuma on the east. It also
reaches northerly and easterly in a
form suggesting an Immense cornuco
pia, lapping completely around the
north end of the Moctezuma district
to the western line of the state of Chi
hauhau. Thus leaving Douglas for
the Moctezuma district, our faorite
field of operations, we find1 it necessary
to cross a section of the Arizpe, enter
ing the Moctezuma district near Cala
basas on the Nacozarl railroad.
Paradoxical as the statement may
appear, we are not called to make ex
tensive mention of this district, and
Its remarkable resources, simply be-,
cause of its importance. The fact that
it has been so constantly In the public
eye since Col. "W. C. Greene Installed
the big smelting and concentrating
plant In La Cananea renders an elab
orate review of the premises unneces
sary, ine nistory of mis remarkable
camp, which constitutes practically
the Arizpe district to date, is common
property among the intelligent masses.
The impression should not gain cred
ence, however, that Cananea is the1
only factor of importance In the great
Arizpe district The local "mineral"
of Cananea alone, is far more exten
sive man one wouhi infer from a cas
ual visit to the great camp. For miles
to the west and south valuable de
nouncements have been made, an In
dependent development companies
have been successfully operating for
years. As is invariably the case in
instances of this character, numerous
speculative indlviluals have endeavor
ed to exploit worthless propositions on
the strength of the reputation of their
illustrious neighbor, but the result was
neither serious nor far reaching since
the public has been educated up to the
point whore euch schemes are rarely
A general shut down in the big camp
followed the panic in copper stocks 1
and the tall in the price of copper. Ev.
ery indication, however, points to a re
sumption of business in the near fu
ture and in tho meantime the Integri
ty of the workings in the great mine
is being' carefully guarded. Cananea
among other features of reduction
equipment, has the largest concentrat
ing plant in the southwest. The smelt
er at this point is not up to the stand
ard of the concentrator. A great
smelting plant is not necessary under
the present system of reduction, since
a very large part ot the product of the
mines Is concentrated, and a compar
atively small part reduced in the fur
naces in Its raw state.
The operations of the G. C. C. C.
company have been handled on a great
and very generous plan, wages being
steadily maintained at the highest -ruling
standard, and Americans have
been accorded ever favor which con
ditions and the laws ot the country
permitted. It is universally conceded
that CoL Greene Is entitled to leading
credit tor tais liberal and wholesome
Cananea is about eight years old.
and has gathered a population of over
20,000. It is on what is generally
known a3 tho McCarthy-Massey cop
per belL Certain mining writers
whose description is distinguished for
a species of delightful looseness in de
tail, attach every important camp la
a hundred leagues to this belt, includ
ing Globe, Morenci, Nacozarl Cumpas,
Dos Cabesaa Bavlacora, Tepache, Chl-
piona, Batuc sahuaripa, and even
more remote districts. This theory is
Indenlite, untenable and calculated to
do mischief In tho great field of pros
pecting and investment. This great
belt, en tho contrary, is entirely dis
tinctive and confined definitely to the
Through the medium ot the South'
era Pacific, its numerous branches and
the presence of the Nacozarl railroad,
the Arizpe district Is happily situated
in regard to means ot standard trans
portation. Construction work of im
portance is In progress among the
numerous" ramifications o fthe South
ern Pacific, ana there is a fair prob
ability ot mat roaa rorming an impor
tant connection between its Mexican
and Arizona systems, at some point in
the Arizpe district.
The local districts of Santa Rosa,
Cerra Tordlllo and the AJo section,
close to Douglas, aie the municipality
of Cananea, the government office for
the transaction of business connect
ed with tho denouncement of mining
lands being situated In tho city of
The Moctezuma district, occupying
tie northeast part of Sonora. with
the state ot Chihuahua on the east,
the Arizpe district on the north and
west and tho Tires and Sabuarlpa dls
tricts'on the south. Tesembles, in out
line, a side view of a man's vest.
Since every locality must bo identi
fied with a water course of some Im
portance, the first glance at the map
reveals the existence of one of a very
remarkablo character In this district.
Right here is as good place as any to
straighten out what Is meant by the
Properly speaking, tho Yaqul -river
never touches the Moctezuma district.
That river rises In eastern Chihuahua,
courses across the northern part of
tho Sahuaripa district, forms a junc
tion with the Bavlspe near suaqui ae
Batuc, and thence south.
That which Is called the Yaqul in
this community is the Bavlspe, rising
just In the western edge of Chihuahua,
coursing north to the east of the
Lucky Tiger, turning westerly when
near the north line of the district,
doubling back south to the west of
the Lucky Tiger, through Opanto and
Granadas, joining the Yaqul, as stat
ed In the northern part of the Sahuari
pa district, thus mention of a Yaqul
river In this district Is eminently in
correct. The name, however, does
not make the river any more than It
does the man, and the Bavlspe, with
Us myriad of tributaries, along with
the Nacodari, still further west, con
tributes to form a map that suggests
anything but arid conditions In this
unquestionably tho foremost mining
district In the state of Sonora.
Since under a separate caption in
this Issue the Moctezuma. district Is
accorded'excluslve space to an extent
anj in a manner commensurate with
its Importance no elaborate details
will be attempted In this general re
view of the state of Sonora and its
A district rich in American antiqui
ties of every nature, distinguished for
marvelous resources, blessed by na
ture in a measure which has no paral
lel In any territory of corresponding
extent on the continent, it only waited
for tho hour when foreign capital and
enterprise should come to claim It.
The advent of the 'Nacozarl railroad,
constructed by Phelps-Dodge was the
signal for the great awakening.
The Moctezuma Copper company
with its holdings near Nacozarl, known
locally as Place'rltas. to distinguish it
from Nacozarl Viejo, six miles further
south, is rapidly evolving the same
wonderful transformation In that ris
trlct that the G. C. C. C. did in Cana
nea. It broke the Ice, as It were.
"burned the barriers away" and the
stream of enterprise has Increased
from that hour. It has a distinguished
advantage over some of its sister dis
tricts in the fact that Its mines are not
confined to one local section, but are
distributed abundantly, practically
over every square league in the dis
trict With the great Pilares at Nacozarl
as a nucleus, districts, subdlstricts.
minerals and private propositions
radiate away In superb order to the
uttermost confines of the sub-division
The future of the Moctezuma dis
trict is Incomparable. The calcula
tions and facts upon which that brll
Hans and unfailing future Is based, it
would require volumes to exhibit.
Our excellent commercial relations
with the Moctezuma district, the great
state of Sonora, and the rising repub
lic to tho south, budding forth as they
are in industrial expansion, rare and
exuberant, should be cordially main.
tamea Dy .every means which Justice
and national honor can recognize and
NEW SMELTER, IS BLOWN
IN BY IMPERIAL
Continued from Page Nine.)
Though the mine, the smelter and
the railroad are each operated by a
separate company, final ownership
vests in the same stockholders, tor tne
most part. The separate companies
were created as a puoliey of better or
ganization, that each branch of the
business might show Its own merits,
and if any should fall of profitable re
turn the cause might moro easuy be
determined. Moreover, there are
many other properties in the same
section under development and likely
to be developed. The railroad will
and does do a considerable volume of
business independent of company
haulage and the -smeller will, when
tho proper time arrives, handle cus
tom ores, thus adding to its own prof
its and Incidentally being ot great de
veloping service to other companies
not yet conditioned for handling their
own ores. This makes seperate or
ganizations decidedly advisable.
The approximate amount of develop
ment ot the mine Is eight miles of
drifts, tunnels, crosscuts, shafts, stc
a goodly distance for an underground
jaunt for one who seeks to promenade
in out of the way places. The great
est depth attained Is 800 tcet vertical.
also a goodly distance from sunshine
if one Is much fond of It. The main
shaft has three compartments to the
800-ft level and three from that point
to the bottom .The union shaft has two
compartment to the 350-foot level and
three Irom that point to the bottom
Most of the ore is from these bualls
but a considerable quantity is being
taken from the tunnels, ot which there
are ten. each showing a large body ot
ore. The longest ot thse tunnels is
1200 feet .
A vast amount of machinery Is in
use at the mine. There are three 200
horsepower hoists and numerous
smaller ones. Twelve 60-horsepswer
boiIcr3 comprise the steam equipment
A Nordberg compound condensing air
compressor, with a capacity ot 3,000
cubic feet per minute is in commis
sion. There Is considerable water in
the mine and large pumps are raising
250,000 gallons per day. In addition to
this a concentrating mill to be oper
ated by electric power transmitted
from the smelting plant is fast Hear
ing completion. This plant will Save
a capacity of 300 tons per day. About
350 men are employed at tho mine.
The smelting plant has been con
structed with a present capacity or 350
tons per day, but the idea of expan
sion has been constantly In mind and
it is the expectation of the company
In a very few years to be handling
2,000 tons of ore per day. The pres
ent furnace Is 43 Inches by 192 Inches,
but space In the building bas ou jefl
for the Installation or a second fur
nace, a duplicate of the present one,
and it has already been ordered, so
that In a short time the plant will
have a capacity of 700 tons.
Electricity Is used In tho operation
of the smelter In all departments
where desirable. The electric plant
has a capacity of 650 klowats or 870
horsepower, but as mentioned above, a
portion of tho power here generated Is
used at the mine, or "will be, for run
ning the concentrator and for auxil
iary purposes. The charge cars and
Duuion cars at tne smelter are oper
ated by electricity as well as the crane
and converters. In fact all power dis
tribution Is by electricity. Motors of
440 volt induction aro used.
The ore will be handled from the
mines in steel bottom dump cars ot
100,000 pounls capacity, which will
run directly over the storage bins at
the smelter, these bins having a cap
acity of 4000 tons and ample provision
for extension. Tho sampling mill, steel
sampling floors, etc., are on the line of
the spur track leading to the ore bins.
Thfi art hfntt ftr nrnvMod w1ti raetlcrli
hopers, which v empty in the charge
isu, caca ol a. capacity ot 09 cudic
feet These are handled In trains by
motor directly to the feed floor of the
smelter and dumried direct! v Into the
Elliptical settlers will be provided
between fumappR n osu-h fnrnnnA will
have an alternate setter in the event
o aimcuity. Tne slag overtiows rrom
the settler Into 10-ton slag trucks on
standard gago tracks, the tracks be
ing handled, to the dump by a small
iocomotlvo and dumped by compressed
air cylinders. Two stands of 81xl2
Inch electrically turned converters
with cast steel heads, are provided,
the matte being handled from the set
tiers to the converters in steel ket
tles bv a 50-tnn rmno hnvln o 4R.
foot span. The converter Soods have
an independent staclc and dust cham
ber and three extra shells are pro
vided for each converter standa A
dust chamber of 350 square feet cross
section by 100 feet length Is provided.
The main stack connecting with tho
dust chamber Is 12 feet In diameter by
175 feet high. The initial boiler plant
consists of four Morrison internal cor
rugated furnace boilers of marine type
10 1-2 feet In diameter by 15 ioet
length of flue, built for 160 pounds
pressure and equipped for Duruinj,
Crude oil. hut with th n(uoGirv .nil
grates in the event of a shortage of
Tho nower house, which Is rnvrrati
from end to end by a traveling crane,
contains one 11-Inch and 22x3C-inch
Nordberg Corliss condensing engine
direct connected to a No. 9 Conners
vllle blower, one Nordberg cross
coompound, Corliss, condensing blow
ing engine, having a 15-inch and 30
incb steam cylinders with two 36-inch
lair cylinders and 42-inch stroke. The
electrical power has been referred to
and does not require more detailed
mention. The sampling mill, It may b
mentioned, Is fully equipped in every
way. The smelter and converter
building, as well as the power and
boiler houses, are of steel construc
tion throughout There !s also a ware
house, machine shop, and a building
for sheet metal and blacksmith shop,
dwelling houses, boarding houses.offl
cers" quarters, company store Duildlng
and numerous other small structures.
The plant as It stands today cost ap
proximately a halt million dollars. An
abundant water supply has been pro
vided by sinking a well In the Santa
Cruz valley at a distance of a little
over two miles, connection being
made with an eight inch pipe line.
In the beginning of this article men
tion was made of ti-e foresight and
confidence of tho capitalists behind this
big chain fo developing companies.
The local problems have been worked
out very largely by E. B. Gage and W.
F. Staunton, the former a well known
financier and the head of the respect
ive companies. The latter is a skilled
mining enginer and mining expert as
well as a practical man in solving the
numberless questions of detail in large
mining enterprises and In the employ
ment of men to good advantage. As
general .manager ho has proved a most
valuable man. But going still further
back, the sinews of war were fur
nished 'by the "Development Company
of America," which has Initiated many
large undertakings In Arizona and of
wmen r . ji. jaurpny or irescott is the
The Imnerial Mimnanlw ara hut
stogie group of a 'large family of large
vwnn'inlAa flint V-fw t.A .. s .
wmujxiuB mja. uam ucuu iosiereu ana
developed by the Development Com
pany of America. It Is due to Messrs.
Gage and Staunton also to state that
they hold similar relations to some of
these other companies being success
ful handled by their genius and fore
sight Among the other large enter
prises of the evelopment Company of
America are the Consolidated Mines
Co. of Tomhsfm which Ir. snmo to.
spects Is an undertaking of greater
luumuui man me imperial plans. An.
other Is the Congress mine and still
ailOthpr l thn TnlnnA 'mlnn ann ttn
nel In Yavapai county, each, of 'them
being of sufficient magnitude to dem
onstrate the capability and talents ot
the men connected with their management
NEWS AND NOTES OF SPORT
"Doc" Casey, the former Brook
lyn player, prefers Providence to
Jersey City and Is trying to arrange
a transfer to the Rhode Island capital.
The National baseball commission
has refused to reinstate "Doc" Rels
llng, who hurdled from Brooklyn in
Young "Matt" Kllroy. son of the fam
ous old Baltimore pitcher, has signed
to pitch for the Danville team In the
Virginia league the coming season.
Jimmy Gardner and TJnk Russell
are slated for a meeting la the ring
in New York In the near future.
As was predicted by the majority
of pugilistic followers, Abe Attell
showed Frankie Nell the way it is
Robery Boyd Burch, Yale's new
football captain, comes from Cincin
nati, is 21 years old, weigns 170
pounds and is 5 feet 10 14 inches in
The Augusta club of the South At
lantic league is playing In hard luck.
A new company had just acquired the
franchise when a heavy storm hit tne
ball park and wrecked the grand
W. J. EddlemaiL Free.
Boott Whaley. Vice-Prea.
John P. Cull, Casaler
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Office, Warehouse and Workshop at lower end old slag dump.
Bob Fltzslmmons, otherwise known
as "Ruby Robert," says he still car
ries the kick of a mule In either an
and Js- willing to meet any fighter in
the world, white, black or yellow.
Now that Yale has turned down
Billy Lush ho will once more don the
big league mitten and perform with
the Cleveland first-of-the-season wonders.
The injunction obtained by tho Du
buque club against the Three-I league
has been affirmed by Judge Graves
of the circuit court at Rock Island.
Looks as though Dubuque will be. a
member of tho Three-I again the com
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