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WEEKLY ARIZONA JOURNALMlNER.
Pioneer Paper of Arizona.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY. MAY 13, J 903.
MERCHANTS MINING COMPANY
A Detailed Description of the Properties as
Seen by the Visitors The Showing Highly
Satisfactory to the Party.
During tbe recent visit of
stockholders of the Merchants' Min
ing company to the properties of the
company, a Journal-Miner reporter
was allowed Ike privilege of person
ally inspecting t In work that had
been done uu these properties, and
will give a somewhat detailed account
of what he saw .
The property belonging to the Mer
chants' Mining company consists of
seven full claims, located in the won-
derlul Big Bug mining district, a sec-
tion of the county that is filled with
good properties, and contains some of
the largest and best mines in the
northern part of the territory. It is
about 23 miles from Prescott by rail
road and about 15 by wagon road.
The Poland branch of the P. and E.
railroad runs across a part of the
property and is within a few hundred
feet of the workings of the First Home
claim, the grade being an easy down
grade to the spur .it road which has
been built to afford the company the
convenience of loading its ore direct
from wagons which haul it down from
the ore bins. This will afford a great
convenience when the company gets in
a mill, wnich will not be very far in
the future, as it will enable them to
handle the ore by the force of gravita-
tion, sending it from the ore bins
into the crusher, from there through
the mill and land the product of the
mill right on the cars, thus affording
a great saving in handling and trans
porting the ore and ceucentrate. A
contract has been let and at present
the higher grade of ore is being load
ed on cars from the bins by wagon
freight at 50 cents per ton. While the
party of stockholders were at the mine
the first two car loads of shipping ore
were being-loaded for the Val Verde
smelter.the railroad charges for which
are only 80 cents per ton, which is
only a few miles distant. This ship
ment will be followed by regular ship
ments of ore to the El Paso. San
Fracinsco and Val Verde smelters,
which means that from now on the
Merchants' Mining i will be a
Messrs. Ed Block, th" president of
the comiany. and il. H. Gray, the
superintendent, worked this property
for three years with their own eapital
and labor before the couqiauy was or
ganized, which was alwut 18 months
ago, and all the work done tip to six
or eight weeks ago. was done with a
whim, which made the development
very slow, but they are now where
they can make good progress with
the work.and all who know these gen
tlemen know that the work will be
vigorously and judiciously prosecut
ed. A fine hoisting plant bus receutly
been installed which has a capacity of
sinking to a depth of lox0 feet. The
hoist is 50-horse power of the Hendrie
fc Bolthoff make and is what is known
as a friction clutch gear hoist, and is
as fine a hoist of the size as there is
in the west in fact there is nothing
better made. The boiler is a 00-hurse
power Kewanee make and works with
the greatest degree of satisfaction.
This makes a hoisting plant that will
be in keeping with the character of
development work that has lieen done,
which is along the line of "'only the
best." The working shaft of the mine
is the admiration of every one who
eeee it and everything that has been i
done shows that it has been done with
the idea ever in mind, of not expend
ing a cent that will not le a perma
nent and useful improvement of the
property, and at the same time to
spare no expense in securing the best.
Three large new ore bins have just
been completed for the convenient
handling of the shipping ore. These
are capable of holding 125 tous of ore
each. They are arranged so the wag
ons drive under an ore chute, a trap
door raised and the wagons are filled
without shoveling. A new hoarding,
bouse and bunk house have receutly
The Monday club beld their regular
meeting Monday afternoon in (Jdd
Fellows hall aud the following inter
esting program was given :
Lieaders Parmela L. Otis. Ellie
Topic Juvenile Literature. Child
Paper "Teaching Children Art iu
the Schools. " Mrs. West
Paper "Teaching Children Music
iu the Schools. '" Mrs. Moriu.
Vocal music Mrs. H. D. Boss.
Paper "How to Make Home At
tractive to the Children." Mrs. Berry.
Paper "Discipline of Children."
Piano solo Miss Bailey.
Paer "Sunday tor the Children."
Heading 'The Cry of the Child
ren," Mrs. Bate.
Paper "Juvenile Literature," Mrs.
Vocal music Mrs. Cliue, Miss
Paper "Child Trainim:. " Mrs.
Vocal music Mrs. I) M. i Weeks.
Ten new members were admitted to
this popular and growiug club.
TO CUKE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the money
if it faiD to cure. E. W. Grove's
signature is on each l. 25c.
Try the Prescott tteani laundry
with your flannel- l-XXf
Most of the development has been
done on the First Home claim,
amounting now to over "2000 feet of
underground work, beside the build
ing of roads, etc. There are two
shafts, one down to a depth of 210 1
feet the other 250 feet. These shafts i
are connected at the second level by a j
drift OS feet long. This affords a
splendid ventilation of the mine and i
the air is almost as pure in the deepest j
workings as it is on top of the ground, j
A tunnel taps the 210 foot shaft at 90
feet and a drift about 200 feet long has
been run to the north at the 105 foot
level. At the 250-foot shaft, which is
the working shaft, besides the 225 foot
drift which connects it with the other
shaft there has been a drift run 70
feet to the south at the 165 foot level
and at the bottom of the shaft a drift
has been run 240 feet north and 160
feet south. In all these workings the
ore vein is continuous and in width is
rom 2 to 6 feet.
The mine develops between 1500
and 2000 gallons of water every 24
hoars while some of the other claims
of the group promise to be very wet.
There is an abundance of splendid
water for all camp purposes in a well
near the boarding house.
There are 200 tons of shipping ore on
' dumps and in bins that will average
I between 840 aud 860 to the ton. while
more than 1000 tons of this character
of ore is now blocked out and in
sight in the mine. the ore being of an j
iron and lead sulphide character car-
rying values in gold, silver and lead. ;
the latter being from 20 to 70 per cent, '
while the principal value is gold. Be
side this there are over 150 tons of j
good milling ore on dumps which will ;
average from 812 to 825 per ton. An
other grade of concentrating ore now '
i amounts in ipjautity to nearly 2000 tons j
on dumps. This will concentrate
about six tous into one aud will pro- j
duce a concentrate worth from 850 to I
860 to the ton. This ore is identical I
in character with the Mudhole mine
concentrating ore. the latter well j
known property being just across the I
bill from the Merchants-' Miniuff com- i
Beside the aliove described there are
12 or 15 sacks ol ore that were taken j mine in Groom creek district, and
from the north drift at the 250-foot they have struck ore very similar in
level, which, should the ore body j character to that which made the Sil
prove to le continuous, will make ver KiK mine in the same district
dividends at lively rate when it is ! famous years ago. The Blake is not
opened up. as the value runs from j fa' from the King and the striking of
82000 to 812.000 to the ton in free j this ore is very encouraging to Messrs.
milling gold. This streak at the top : Sarrauo and Sharpeneck. The mine
of the shaft is two inches wide and
widened out to ten inches at the bot
tom where it left the breast of the
drift and seemed to trend downward.
No attempt was made to follow this
ore streak, on account ot a heavy flow
of water at this point, hat it is the
intention of the management now as
they have their new lnist iu
order, to sink another hundred feet
aud drift toward this chute, aud if
it continues to that depth to upraise
aud explore it.
While the principal work has lieeu
done on the First Home claim, there
has been more or less work done on
all the seven claims of the group.
The Ivanhue claim is crossed by an
immense mineralized dyke of por
phyritic quartz which can be traced
for nearly 5"00 feet, and is from 150
to 200 feet wide.
A tunnel has leen
run into this about 35 feet. The sur
face values were from 81.25 to 82.50
per ton in free gold. aud when the irou
capping is broken through on this im
mense dyke good ore may le encoun
tered iu such quantities that will
make a great property. The ore taken
out is of an iron sulphide character.
The work done on the Beth Block,
Town View. Black Wonder and White
Cap claims show them to carry good
values in gold, while on the Frankie ; from warships and from the naval re
over 200 feet of work has leen done j serve and the national guard. Fully
which shows the same character of ore i 200.000 i motile gathered along the line.
and same values as the First Home.
Supt. B. H. Gray, and President Ed
Block, of the Old Mesa Gold company,
today shipped to this property a large
amount of supplies aud material for
the prosecution of the development
work. The shipment consisted of a
Truax automatic ore car and 500 feet
of T rails, all necessary material for
the new blacksmith shop which will
lie built at the mouth of the tunnel,
iucludiug tools, etc. A force of
men will be put to work at once aud
the work of running this tunnel into
the mountain to tap the old well
known ledge on this property from
which over 840. 000 in gold has already
been taken, will lie commenced.
The richness of the ore will be
understood when it is knewn
that the greatest depth attained on the
proerty will not exceed 75 feet and
the ore was worked iu an old fashion
ed crude arastra at the foot of the hill.
This work was doue by Mr. Polaud
and others for whom the present camp
The property adjoins the famous
Polaud mines and is about a mile
across the gulch from the property of
the Merchants' Miuing company, and
is officered practically by the same
gentlemen, as the latter company which
is sufficient guarantee that the work
will be doue iu a mauuer that will le
satisfactory to the stockholders
It is expected that the tunnel, w hich
is now in over 80 feet, will have to be
driven at least 600 feet to tap the
ledge alove referred to. from which
the wonderfully rich ore was taken, at
depth of about 4(l feet. There is
no question in the minds of those
who are acquainted with the property
and the gentlemen who have charge of
the development, that this company
will prove a winner. Samples of ore
have been taken from the old work
ings of this property which were fully
half pure gold.
The work on the Tombstone Consol
idated Mines company property is
progressing most satisfactorily. The
big shaft is now down to a depth of
720 feet and will be sunk about fifteen
feet further, before the station on
the 700 level will be cut out. The
pumps are working steadily, and are
throwing out a little over 1,850,000
gallons every twenty our hours. The
supplies of coal, lumber, etc., are
now delivered at the mines direct
from the cars, the track to the mines
having been completed during the
past few days. Between three and four
carloads of coal a day are used to
keep the fires going under the big
main boilers. Bisbee Keview.
Word comes from the Boston office
of the Monarch Oold and Copper Min
ing company that work will be resum
ed on that promising .property in the
near future, and that a shaft will be
sunk to water level, and a drift run
from it into the El Capitan claim, on
which there is an excellent showing of
ore. Jerome Mining News.
It is said on the best of authority
that while showing one of the direct-
ors of the Calumet and Arizona
through the mine a few days ago the
superintendent called his attention to
a section which they had begun to
stone and already had a six set cut
out. and stated that the entire stope
showed 60 per cent copper, while the
extent of the body had thus far shown
no indication of being limited. Sev
eral developments within the past few
days go to show that the Calumet and
Arizona have in sight the richest
body of workable ore in the world
and the trend of the main ore bodies
would seem to indicate an extent ab
solutely undreamed of. Bisbee Re
view. The Chicago mine on Groom Creek
is turning out . some excellent
ore. Although work has but been
fairly started since cleaning out
the shaft, the report comes that ore
running $00 per ton in gold and 88
ounces in silver has been struck. Of
course none of the old time miners, or
those who are familiar with the prop
erty will be surprised, as every one
has thought it would prove to be a
rich mine. The wonder has been that
it has been permitted to remain idle
for all these years.
The shaft of the Ideal Mining com
pany is down now 00 feet in the Blake
has been showing up better and better
with every foot of development work
San Francisco. May 12. After be
ing royally welcomed and entertained
at Palo Alto by the students of Stau
! ford University, and after being en
tertained at luncheon at the Bnrliu-
game club, by Henry T. Scott, the j
i president, finally made his entry into I
j Sau Francisco at 2:15 today. The pres
idential party was met at the third j
street station by a reception commit- I
tee headed bv M. H. fie Young, who '
greeted the president with a graceful
speech of welcome. After the presi
! dent had made a brief resionse, ex-
pressing his gratification at reaching i
the Metropolis port, the party was es
corted to carriages and to places in
the military procession, already form
ed, under the command of Maj. Gen
eral MacArthur. U. S. A., and Maj.
General Dickinson, National Guard of j
The line included all the regular
troops stationed here, detachments
Xhe city is maguificeutly decorated, i
9 After a review of the parade, the presi
dent w ill participate in the dedicatory
exercises of the Y. M. C. A. building,
visit the press club and will receive
the consular service and government
officials at the Palace Hotel.
The following is a list of letters re
maining in the post office at Prescott,
At I WW. for the week ending May
Arizona Michigan Mining Co.
Barrett. E H Bowen. Daniel
Carpenter, E H Cook, John
Curry, W B Denny, Samuel
Donovan. Mrs S E Dugas, Mrs F W
Gotf. Marvin S Higenvotban, G
J ai icwa v. Leslie Jordan, Miss
Julian. Fred Keith. Mrs E G
Kimberly. A S King. Miss J
Landets. W Lafferty, E C
McDonald. Hobt Miller, A E
Moore. K K Murphy, Peter
Neil. M E Norlin, Mrs J
Richards, Richard Robinson, MrsWM
Hue. Henry Ryan, James
Satfell, Dick Scarlet, George
Smiley. Lawrence Scboby. Leroy
Turlnr Mi as Turlnr K
, D. , . . .... , B
Iremayue, Richard Trittle, J S
Tysler. George Smith. W
Wallner, Felix Walls, E
Wad-ma. Billy Wheeler. Miles
Wellington. Ralph Webb, James
Williams. J W Winslow. Thos
Jelrudez, de ( i
Anion, a. Lopez
Sraen. C G
Parties calling for any of the a Love
i letters will please say advertised.
' A. L. Smith, postmaster.
The Trip a Most Pleasant One and
the Resnlt Highly Satisfactory
to All Concerned.
there have been mining excursion
parties visited this section of country j
but it is safe to nay there never was
a larger, better natured or better sat
isfied one than the one which is now
visiting in this county from Chicago.
The excursion party consists of be
tween 9J and 100 people all of whom
are stockholders in kthe Merchants
Mining company and Braganza Gold
Mining company, the former company
operating and developing some excel
lent property about one and a half
miles from Poland and the latter op
erating the famous Henrietta property.
The excursion left Chicago May 5
and arrived at the Merchants mining !
company's mines yesterday. Friday
morning. May 8. The party was met
at Ash Fork by Geo. H. Cook and
wife, of the Banganza Gold Mining
Co., who accompanied the party dur-
ing its visit to all the mines. At the
Merchants Mining company's proper
ty tbey were met by President Ed
Block, Superintendent B. H. Gray
and Frank L. Wright, director of the
As soon as the party arrived at the
mines '.hey were supplied with over
alls, jumpers and caps and most of
them were either lowered into the
mine by the powerful new 50 horse
j power hoist or went down the ladder,
j going all through the 1000 feet of un-
derground work, carefully examining
every part, taking samples, etc. Fully
one half of the excursion party were
, ladies but most of them braved the
i trip, although very few of them had
ever even seen a mine before. After
1 rptnminu T 1 1 i mti anpfona 1 1. .. ,,
. ... ...... , W I II' .1.1 1 'IV 111' I .11 1 I
spent the remaining time of their
stay iu panning out free gold from
the samples they had taken and from
the dump. Mr. Block had provided a j
number of small bags which were fill- j
ed with samples of the ore to be taken j
home as souvenirs of the visit. To j
say that the party was satilsfied with !
its visit to this property would be to
express it very mildly they were
simply delighted, as il was not neces
sary to have the experience of nu ex
pert to see great bodies of high grade
ore exposed all through the workings
of the mine. They also looked with
great .satisfaction upon the ore dumps
with their hundreds of tons of ore
which were being loaded onto the cars
on the railroad spur only a few hun
dred feet from the property.
After the party had finished its in
spection of the M. M. Co. property
the train was run up to Polaud and
they were given a glimpse of that 1
well known mining carup.
Prom there they were taken to the j
Henrietta arriving between 5 aud 6 j
o'clock. Here the party was shown
through the 'Jtbttamp mill which is
running day and night, and the work- I
iugs of the mill were explained to
them in detail until 6 o'clock when
they were called to the assay office
where they witnessed the pouring of
a $4000 gold bar. The remainder of
the evening, which was one of Ari
zona's balmy, moonlight eveuiugs,
was given up to strolling over the
mountain side while a grand musical
concert was enjoyed in the observa- i
tion car, which was supplied with a
piano. Dr. Drake, of Chicago, who j
has one of the most magnificent tenor j
voices ever beard in this part of the
country, sang several solos aud
musical selections made up an
ing of rare pleasure.
This morning, the party was out
bright and early and ready for the
trip of inspection through 4000 feet
of underground workings.
Before this trip was started another
84000 bar of gold was cast at the assay
office, making fully 88000 in all which
the stockholders saw cast into gold
tirielrc 'lut-tii.. Oiair wlil . ' . n.nn
v IT i 1 T. '
ciij- h ib e-iien slants as mis wnicn
gladdens the heart of
in a property. This.
now ever, is no ,
uev Luiug 101 me nraganza company.
u: .u. ij
as their gold bars
gold Oars are
Prescott every few days.
The inspection of the mine result
ed, as did the one the day lief ore, with
the greatest degree of satisfaction to
the stockholders and the party left
with nothing but words of highest
praise of the property and to its able
From the Heurietta they were taken
to the Val Verde smelter where they
spent an hour looking through the
smelter, aud from there they came on
to Prescott, where they will be given
a rousing reception at I. O. O. F.
ball this evening.
The excursion was gotten up bv J.
; C. Rankin, the well known mining
promoter, ably assisted bv W. 11
Bradrick, of Chicago, treasurer of t
nraganza ooh -uiniug company, an
these gentlemen, assisted by F, R.
Connell. the genial superiutendent of
the tourist service of the Santa
system, have handled the
in a mnaner that reflects upon them
the greatest credit, as it has been not
! only a source of much pleasure but
profit as well, to the stockholders of
the above companies, and will do an
incalculable good to this section of
country as the visitors will never tire
of sounding Yavapai's praises to their
friends in the east.
which consists of three i
one observation, one Har
! vey dining car. Me combination car.
containing barker shop, reading de
partment, etc.. makes one of the
most elegant aud best equipied trains
that has ever been brought to this
The finest line of chocolates, bon
bons, crystalized fruits iu the terri
I tory at Shumate A Raible's. 1-lOtf
Warm Welcome Given
Merchants Mining Company Stock
holders Were Royally Received
The reception and banquet, given
on Saturday evening, by the Mer
chants' Mining company to the visit-
I mg stockholders, was a very elabo-
l rate, as well as a very pleasant affair.
The train carrying the visitors did
i not arrive until 6 o'clock, so that the
carriage drive proposed for them had
to be abandoned and the party went
direct to Odd Fellows ball where a i
sumptuous repast prepared by Mans
field fc Nolan was awaiting their com- '
ing. Three tables had been arranged
Mending the entire length of the
banquet hall, and the visitors and the
guests from Prescott filled all. They !
were fairly groaning with good things
to eat. At the conclusion of the ban- 1
quet repeated calls were made for Dr. j
Drake, an excellent vocalist with the :
excursionists, and in response the
doctor sang "Illinois" with the mem-1
bers of the party joining in the ,
chorus. Those present were not sat
isfied until he had sang another song
and as an encore he sang a Stein song.
The party then repaired to the main
hall where Thomas H. Cannon, pres
ident of the Braganza Mining com
pany made a very felicitous address.
expressing the pleasure all of the
party had in their reception here, as
well as the enjoyment and satisfac
tion that tbey had secured on the en
tire trip, and particularly in the ex
amination of the mining properties iu
which tbey are all interested, the
.Merchants' Mining company and the
Braganza company's properties. They
were well satisfied with the manage
ment and the results obtained. Other
short addresses were made by mem
bers of the party, when a vote of
thanks was unanimously tendered to
Mr. Block, president of the Mer
chants' Mining company. Mr. Block
responded in a few well chosen re
marks thanking the party for their ex
pression of confidence and called npon
J. C. Herndou for a speech, which
was delivered in the happy vein so
characteristic of that gentleman's
after diuuer talks, his address being
!m net nut e.l with frequent aud hearty
Mr. Cannon, president of the Bra
ganza Gold Mining company then
I called the stockholders of that com
: pauy to order and the annual meeting
! was held, 613,525 shares of the stock
of the company, out of 881,212 shares
issued being represented either by the
parties holding them or by proxy,
j The treasurer's report was the only
I one read and it was very satisfactory
I to the stockholders present. The elec
tion of a board of directors resulted
j in the selection of the following:
' Thos. H. Cannon. F. W. Gookin, J.
1 B. Hetfernan, W. H. Bradnck. John
B. Myer, J. N. Norton, M. B. Hilley,
and Dr. D. C. Bacon, all of Chicago
and J. W.Crofford, of Dixon, Illinois.
The stockholders extended a vote of
thanks to Superiutendent Paul Johns,
and to Geo. H. Cook and to J. C.
Kaukin for the able manner iu which
they had managed the company's bus
iness during the, past year.
The newly elected directors held
their meeting immediately at the con
clusion of the stockholders' meeting
aud elected the following as their offi
cers : Thos. H. Cannon, president :
F. W. Gookin. vice president: J. B.
Hetfernan. secretary and W. H. Brad
rick, treasurer. The business part of
the trip being concluded, dancing was
i commenced and kept up by members
of the party until the time of their de
parture. Mrs. B.H. Smith and Ernest
Emanuel furnished music for the
dancing, as well as during the time
that the banquet was in
Mrs. Ed Block, and Mrs. Carrie A.
Block and Miss Amelia Block, mother
aud sister respectively of the president
of the Merchants' Mining compnay
were at the bead of the leceptiou com
niftuii ThoTj were assisted
citizen of the town
present, as every
ing was done to niapie tne visit
pleasant and agreeable.
Mr. Block was the recipient of many
compliments for the very able and
i successful manner in which the excur-
sion was managed throughout.
During the progress of the dancing,
Dr. Drake was again called on for a
solo to whieh he responded and re
ceived an encore. Elegant fruit
! punch was served during the dance in
j the main hall.
J. C. Rankin, of the Braganza Miu-
ing company, accompanied the party
I from Chicago here, aud also returned
to Chicago with them.
Superinteduent Paul Johns of the
i Braganza company, aud his wife ac
; companied the party to Chicago.
The special train left Prescott
! promptly at midnight ou Saturday
night for the Grand Canyon where
they spent Sunday and today, and
will leave tonight for the return trip
east. The party being composed of
representative citizens of the east
their visit will be a lieuefit to this
section, as they will not soon cease
their praises of what they have seen
In connection with (he excursion
the members of the party were loud
in their praise of the manner in
which their train was baudled by the
S. F. P. aud P. railway company, aud
especially of Messrs. S. W. Higley.
and trainmaster Richard Storev. who
Deraooelly accompanied the excursiou
during all the time it was on this
road. The crews who handled the
train were heaitily thanked for their
patieuce. courtesy aud great care
which prevented even the slightest ac
cident to any of the party. The ruem
liers of the party also desired the
Journal-Miner to extend their thanks
to Superintendents Paul . Johns and
B. H. Gray, and their efflciut corps
of assistants at the mines, for the
kindly and careful manner in which
they were handled and shown the
workings of the mines.
The following is the daily report of
instruments filed in the county re
corder's ottlce, as reported by the
Prescott Title Company :
May 4. Alice Postle to F A Tritle
and wife, release of mortgage on lots
16 and 17, blk 4. Moeller Add, 8100.
D E Mumas to B E Miller, deed.
1-6 High Point, Jessie Miller et al
mines, Dumas district, 81.
Dan Rowen to H E Wood, agree
ment, Bigbug Onyx mines, 815,000.
Mrs. Mary Nichols to A A Allen,
bill of sale, cattle, 81150.
B F Vassar and wife to J Whestine.
1 bill of sale, barber shop. Poland,
i John Gray to G H Freyda, deed,
1 one fourth Silver Prince, Silver Prin
cess and Silver Empress mines, Tur
; key Creek dist, $1000.
Robt Blair aud wife to Robt M
! Dougherty, deed to !1 2-3 feet of
J Eclipse mine, in Tiger district, 8150.
M P Tighe to J O'Conuell, deed,
i one half Anna mine, Tiger district.
Rosa Martina to Ester, J L and
i Clara A Jenkius. deed, lot 9 and u
; one half 11. blk 28, Prescott. 87.
May 5. A S Hickey Jand wife to
( Detroit Ming and Dev Co, q e deed
to Neptune. Congo, Venus and Rand
mines, Kirkland district, 81, etc.
Fred E. Edwards tiles bond as jus
tice the peace at Poland.
Fitzhugh Lee to Robt Blair, bill of
sale, cattle and horses, 81000.
F M Gorden to C B Genang q c
deed, land in sec 9, 1 In. 4w, 81.
C B Genung by Tax Collector to F
M Goren, deed to land in sec 91, In,
J F Dillon to JJReese and A C Gil
mtire. deed Gilmore mine, Eureka dis
W Wilson and B M Belcher incorpo
rate Pacific Gold Co. caiptal stock,
Johnston Myers to C S Chick, re
lease of mortgage to land on Oak
Fourteen mining locations.
May 6. Willis Cross to Lion Gold
Mining Co, q c deed Cascet miue.
Cherry Creek dist, 8300.
S P DeLong to Cedar Glade Oil Co,
6 oil claims. 81.
W and J Kilkaius appropriate 40
inches water of Lnyx Creek.
R C Bates and wife to Ada J Peat,
bill of sale of station at Govt Springs
aud cattle, 8600.
Geo R Shleppy and wife to Jos M
Scott, deed, lot 8, blk 1. Prescott.
E C Bartlett to G R Shleppy, deod,
lot 8 blk 1, Prescott, 8600.
Barkley, -Stetson. Preston Co et al
Hie a of a w ou White mine. White
T J Badlridge to T Connell, deed,
one half Golden Circle, Ruby et al
mines. Black Rock dist, $75.
Ira L Pulliain to J G Keagau. bill of
sale to blacksmith shop. etc.. 8701).
Eight mining locations.
May 7. E H and J E Clarke locate
Peck No. 4 mine. Peck district.
Frank Johnson et al locate five
mines, Pine Grove dist.
E R McDowell to D E Dumas,
deed, High Put group, Dumas dist.l. !
Mrs. N A Horales aud N W Bowen
to Sarah J Merritt, deed, to north
one half lot 8 blk 21. Prescott. 82500.
C R Cbesnut to M O Dumas, bill
of sale, cattle, $1.
M O Dumas to John D Lay, bill of
sale, cattle, 81.
Frances J Scott and husband to
Chas T Robiusou.deed to lots 8 and 10
and south oue half lot 8 blk 33 Pres
Jas Young Hardy to Knicker
bocker Gold M. Co deed to Roosevelt
and Belmont mines; $1500.
L S Colwell and J W Robinson lo
cate Crescent mine, Eureka dist.
S Fuller to J T Nelson, release of
May 8. H. Voge. J P Bauder and
N Levy incorporate Niagara Copper
Co, capital stock $100,000,000.
J H Agard to Mrs Alice Mitchell,
deed, one half Portland and other
mining claims Castle creek district,
One mining location notice.
May 9. V Sliukard and M Glass to
Corona Consol, G and C Co, deed to
Copper Hill, Deer's Rest, and Christ
mas Gift mines. Turkey Creek dis
Mrs. Effie Wigal to I) H Baldwin a
Co, mortgage on piano at Seligmau
M Glass to Frank Williams, revokes
power of attorney.
W S Deeds and wife to Jos Mayer,
mortgage on brickyard at Mayer.
T F Holdeu to A A Allen, bill of
sale to cattle. 8100.
J L Davis and wife to M Buggelen,
mortgage on lots laud 10 blk 4, Moel
ler addition, 82800.
R C Powers to J L Davis and wife,
release of mortgage.
H D Forest to H W Hortou and wife
release of mortgage.
R S Dockeray and-wife to Anna B
Horton. deed to east half of lots 16
and 18, blk 9, Fleury addition. 8100.
Mary A Graham and husband to An
na 1! Hortou, deed to lot 17, blk '.,
Fleury addition. 8650.
H A Pettus to H Voge. forfeiture of
Palestine and Amigo mines. Eureka
H L Sweeny vs Rio Tinto G
Co. lien ou numerous mines in
Hills district. ;:5!'.18.
A NOVEL COOKERY PAPER. the police arrived he was fuoud in a
A paper of especial iutereet to the ; stupefied condition and taken to jail,
great army of devotees of the chatting T,e injured man is not seriously hurt
dish. "A Chaflug Dish Supper." by b" was - scared that he does not re
Miles Bradford, iu the June Delinea-1 memtier very much alout the fellows
tor. The secrets of various appetizing I wno robbed him.
dishes suited to this form of cookery ;
are the foundations of the story, al- j DISASTROUS WRECKS.
though the incidents of the narrative
are an equal source of pleasure to the
reader, tnis is a novel manner ot
presenting details of the kitchen, and
they are certainlv more attractive
wih their real nature somewhat
oeu ill lur loiiu in iieiioii. in inc.
same number are pages illustrating a
table set for A Crystal Wedding, with
recipes; also articles on Nursery j
Cooking. Potatoes and Watery Vegetables.
DEVELOPMENT WORK DONE
ON THE RRAGAN2A
The Well-Known Henrietta Group Developed
Into a Regular Dividend Payer Addi
tional Improvements Contemplated.
It is safe to say that very few of the
residents of this county are aware of
the magnitude to which the Henrietta
mining property has grown within the
oast fourteen months, or since the
work of developi ug the property was
begun by the Braganza Gold Mining
company. This is accounted for by
the fact that it is being done by peo
ple who do not court notoriety, and
the fact that they have a property that
does not need any "boosting" to make
it go, and further that every few days
tbey are bringing into the city gold
bars weighing from '25 to 40 pounds
and worth all the way from $4000 to
$8000, and with these are paying their
stockholders the handsome returns on
their investment of two per cent per
month. Such properties as these do
not have to advertise their stock for
sale people come after it. However,
knowing that the property was prov
ing such a good success and giving its
stockholders such satisfaction, prompt
ed the Journal-Miner to make an
effort to gain some information con-
eernuiir rne nroneriv iuai was uoi iteu-
erally known by the people in this
wtinn believing that the informa-
rinn would he of heneflt in encouras-
ing other companies to develop their
properties in a substantial and busi-
ness like manner. A Journal-Miner
representative was on the ground when
the annual excursion of stockholders
arrived at the property last Friday,
aud was shown every courtesy that
could be extended by the management,
and was conducted through the entire
workings of the mine, each part being
The Henrietta group of mines was
first worked twelve our fourteen years
ago, at which time the present 20
stamp mill was erected. The work
was carried on for some time with
varying degrees of success, but it
lacked the proper capital to
make a great mine out of it, and for
some years little work was done. As
above stated about" fourteen months
ago the Braganza Gold Mining com
pany took hold of the property and
by its able and business like manage
ment has made a great success of the
enterprise from the very start.
The location of the mine is of great
advantage from a
standpoint as the Poland branch of
the P. and E. railroad runs within a
stone throw of the mill, affording the
best ami cheapest transportation facil
i.ies that could possibly be had.
When the company took hold of the
property it overhauled the mill and
put it in first class condition and it
has given the greatest satisfaction ever
since it was started np. The mill
bandies about 60 tons of ore every 24
hours. The concentrates are of a
high class and are treated at the Val
Verde smelter only a few miles dis
tant. There were about two car loads
of these concentrates at the mill ready
for shipment when the party visited
the property. Besides this there were
several car loads of the high grade
sulphide shipping ore "on the dumps
of the mine at the north workings also
ready for shipment into the Val Verde
smelter. This ore runs from $80 to
$100 to the ton aud thousands of tons
of it is blocked out in the mine ready
to stope out, hoist and ship to the
The principal hoisting plant is lo
cated on the north side of the moun
tain, the working shaft at this place
beiug 906 feet deep. Levels have been
run each 100 feet, but the greatest
amount of wftrk has been done at the
300-foot level, where over 1100 of drift
ing has beeu doue, all in ore, the ore
The residents of northern Monte- I
zu ma street were aroused about 4 :00 1 thinning out very rapidly. Another makers employed in the Southern Pa
o'clock by cries of nuirder, police, j one has answered his last roll cell and ciflc 3nop8 at this reru8ed to
etc., the caase of the disturbance be- today joined the great majority, being work thig m0rning, and went on a
hold up in which a Mexican was i
and robbed of about 8o0.
The above Mexican arrived in Prescott
yesterday with about $80 and in com
pany with a fellow countryman started
out last night to "see the town."
They took iu the bad lands, the Mex
ican treating a number of times, and
in doing so exposed his roll of money. I
About half past three this morning !
they started for the Depot
where they had a room, but
scarcely able to walk they lost their
bearings aud were sitting down near
the railroad, when two white men so
the injured mau says, came up aud
j said hello, at the same time striking
i bim with a rock cutting a gash in his
bead. This frightened him into sobri
ety aud he let out a yell aud started to
ruu. He was struck again aud kuock
i ed down and the fellows went through
j njm taking his purse with what money
! he had left. His partner was so drunk
Ithat it did not arouse him and when
arelessness is resoiisille lor many
' J VLZl
from throat and lung troubles. But ,
since the advent of Dr. King's New i
Discovery for consumption, coughs
aoo niiii, eeii iiu- woisi ruses f-ail
I 1 1 I I I : i : -
cuieu. aim nopieiess resignation is
no longer neeessarv. Mrs. Lus Cragg
of Dorchester. Mass.. is oue of many Pry sense or the word, and during
whose life was saved by Dr. King's his business career, was always pro
New Discovery. This great remedy is ; gressive, and euterprising. taking a
guaranteed for all throat and lung natural rMa m the arafMMa etf the
diseases by all druggists. Price. ! towu.
50c. and 81. Trial bottles ftw. I In addition to the son mentioned
body being from four to eight feet in
width, while the very high grade or ;
shipping ore runs from 10 to 30 inches
in width. The character of the ore
is such that it is very easily taken ,
out, two men being able to average
about 30 feet of drifting each week, i
From the 300-foot level a winze has
been suuk to the 400-foot level and
'ii this level considerable drifting has
been done, the ore bodies here being
a little larger and better than on the
300-level. This shows that the mine
will increase in value as depth is
reached. Stoping is being done from
the different levels, taking out the
rich ore for shipment while the con
centrating ore is taken through the
I 1600-foot tunnel at the top of the shaft
and dumped into the large ore bins
I at the north of the tunnel from where
I it is conveyed by means of a gravity
tram way over 1000 feet in length into
I the mill. The south drift of the 300
foot level will be coutinued through
' the mountain a distance of about 2500
feet where it will come out at the mill
i and the ore can then be hauled to the
j mill in the ore cars without the ex -
; Pense of hoisting.
i There is now over 5000 feet of un-
j derground work done on the property
which makes it one of the largest and
i best developed mines in this section
of country. The mine is practically
a dry property, very little water being
developed at the present depth, but
there is an abundance of water in the
Big Bug creek bed only a few hundred
feet from the mill, and a pump only
has to raise the water about 100 feet
to the mill. It is the intention of the
management to put in an electric
plant in a short time which beside
furnishing light for the mine and mill
will also be used for pumping the wa
ter to the mill.
It is also the intention of the man
agement to install a cyaniding plant at
the property in a short time for the
treatment of the tailings from the mill.
There are several tbousaud tons of
these tailings which will average
about 84 to the ton, and it is thought
they can be treated at a profit to the
company of about 82.50 per ton.
Id conversation uifb a large num
ber of the stockholders in the party it
was learned that the progress that had
been made since their last visit to the
mine, which was some time last De- I
cember.was even beyond their fondest j
hopes, and the sentiment of the party
was expressed by one gentleman who
has had a large experience in the min
ing business and who has visited a
gr.-at many of the best mines in Colo-
rado and other miniug sections. He Hatina, acting for the Civic Federa-
said : "1 am agreeably surprised at , tion.
what I have seen today. The work Panama, May 11. It is currently
that has been done by our able super- j reported here that the Panama canal
iuteudeut. Mr. Johns, speaks in the company has offered the Columbian
highest terms of his ability as a min- government twelve millions of the
ing man. The precision and vim with j forty million dollars which the com
which everything about the mine and ' pany received from the Unitd States
mill is doue is very noticable, while j government for the canal property.
me attention tnai nas oeeu given to
all the little details iu the
ment of the property with regard tow Holls of this city the position of
the permanency of the work and the : , rn in th, ttlement of
safety and convenience of the em-
ployes of the company is very gratify
While the efficient management of
the mine has been couducted by Sup- I
erintendent Paul A. Johns, the finan- ;
cial management, which is of equal I
importance to success of a mining en-1
terprise has been in the bands of Geo. I
H. Cook, who has demonstrated his ;
suerior ability in this line aud has
coutrii.uted much to its success, earn-1
ing the gratitude of the stockholders
for his valuable services.
The ranks of the old veterans are
rritz jessen. deceased was m years
old and came to rrescott in i.o wnn
in 1875 with
Co. K. twelfth infantry, U. S. A., ,
having served all through the civil
war, having resided here ever since.
He retired from business about five or
six years ago and has been quite feeble
ver since although he was able to be
around and was eheerfnl and good
spirited. He officiated on Saturday
as clerk of the election for the high
school and was arouud town yesterday
in hi nsu-d good health, joking with
He lived with bis sou Fred W. Jes
sen on Granite street just north of
Gnrley and reniaiued about the bouse
most of his time. He was at home as
usual this morning and a painter
named Robiusou was eugaged in paint
ing the house. About 9 o'clock the
atter went into the house to hang up
his coat and discovered Mr. lessen
lying unconscious in a pool of blood,
with I I I pouriug from bis mouth.
ears aud nose. He immediately notifi
ed the sou Fred, who drives a wagon
for H. Voge. and a physician was sum
moned but be was beyond human aid
anil died about 11 o'clock without
It is supposed that an artery in the
head bad been ruptured, causing
death. The remains were taken to
Lou's unmaking parlors to be pre-
wreu lor """ai.
Deceased from his long residence in
Prescott had made a great manv
friends, who will he pained to hear of
hie .1..'. '. tin Ten. ,, . . , I .
above, another boy Charles Jessen
survives him. He is working at the
Irou King mine and has been notified
of his father's death.
The funeral will take place tomor
row aftrenoon at 3 o'clock from Lo
gan's undertaking parlors, to which
all friends and acquaintances are in
vited. . TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS.
St. Louis, Miay 8. Henry Wilson
and Sampson Gray, negroes, ware
hanged in jail yard here yesterday for
murder. This was tie first private
execution in the history of St. Louis,
only a few officials and newspaper
men being present.
New York, May 8. Rear Admiral J.
G. Walker, General P. C. Haynes and
Professor William H. Burr, compos
ing the sub-committee of the Panama
canal commission arrived here today
on the steamer Alliancia from Colon.
The committee went over the line of
the canal and inspected the work.
Major Black cf the engineer corps re
mained at the isthmus with a company
! of engineers to complete the prelim
j inary work of the canal route.
New York, May 8. Edward F.
, Luckenbacb, one of the owners of the
oil tank steamer S. V. Luckenbacb,
which is missing said today that be
had given up all hope of ever hearing
from the vessel. The Luckenbacb
left Sabine Pass, Texas, April 22, for
Philadelphia, with a cargo of over one
million gallons of oil. It has never
been beard from since. She carried a
crew of thirty two man.
Omaha, Neb., May 8. The first
steps toward the settlement of the in
dustrial strike in this city were taken
today. Governor Mickey, dnring
the forenoon, held an informal confer-
1 ence with the strike leaders and ar-
1 ranged to meet them, together with
j representatives of the employers this
afternoon. The governor
nfternnnn The unvernor favors arbi-
tration and will urge that course.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 9. Ten thou
sand members of the National Asso
ciation of Brick and Tile Makers of
America struck today and before
evening it is said twenty five thou
sand members of the union in Penn
sylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia
will be ont.
Gourock, Scotland, May 9. The two
Shamrocks were sent off this morning
for a race of forty miles. The wind
blew about eight knots and was
strengthening. Shamrock III out
sailed the old boat and came in with
a margin of time.
Middleboro, Ky., May 9. Several
Breathitt county refugees are here.
They describe the deplorable state of
affairs in the mountain country. They
say that reporters are not allowed to
send out true reports of the situation,
which followed the assassination of
New York, May 11. Ralph Easdey.
secretary of the Civic Federation, an
nounced today that he had received a
telegram that the Southern Pacific
threatened strike, had been postponed
for fifteen days in order to give time
for a settlement.
The boiler makers on the Southern
Pacific were to have struck today, out
of sympathy with the Union Pacific
machinists. The postponement is
Lrrnnleii on the reiine-f nf Senator
WHshinton. Mav ll.-President
Roosevelt has tendered
the claims of Germany and Italy
against Venezuela. Holls is consider
ing the offer.
London, May 11. Under foreign
Secretary Landsowne anncunced in the
house of commons today that the Brit
ish consul at New Chwang reporte
that there has been no re-occupation
of that place by the Russians.
Louisville, Ky., May 11. The suit
for $1,000,000 taxes, was filed today
by the state of Kentucky against the
Southern Pacific railroad.
New- York, May 11. The wildest ex
citement caught the market for a long
time here this morning. The local
market advanced from fifteen to
twenty four points in response to a
big and unexpected advance at Liver
pool. Bakersfleld.Cal.. Mav H. All boiler
Xhe helpers and apprentices report-
for work but . peopa to m
: out also. Advices show that this is
J the only point where the boiler mak
ers weut on a strike.
Gourock, Scotland. May 11. The
conditions today gave promise of fine
weather for the trial between the two
Shamrocks and under the club top
sails, and the jib topsails over the
lower canvas, they left Gourock in a
three knot breeze. Shamrock I drift
1 ed quite as fast as the cup challenger
and had a long lead, as tbey started
down the chain el The boats soon
struck a four kuot breeze and the
challenger quickly closed up the gap.
Omaha. Neb.. May 11. The strike
situation here is further complicated
this morning by the closing down of
eighteen large lauudries in the city.
This action was taken following the
refusal of the laundry men to accede
to the request of the union to refuse
to take work for the unfair hotels,
Chicago, May 11. A strike of 1500
tallymen and lumber inspectors,
which may develop into serious
trouble for the lumber industry of
this city, was inaugurated here today.
Seventy five lumber yeards through
out the citv are involved. It was
ean9ed bv th(t rpfll!ia, of ibe employers
to grant an increase in wages.
Washington. May 11. The record in
the case of the Unite.! States vs. the
Northern Securities company, recent
ly decided by the circuit court of the
district of Miunesota. reached the su
preme court of appeals today and was
docketed as number 696. The case will
probably not be called before next