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PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, AUGUST i6, iqoi.
THE NEW GIT!
Drainage Tunnel Being
Driven By The
Material Will Reach
(Fron Batirday'i Daily.)
"Work on the new city reservoir is al
ready under way, as a result of the con
tract let to Sines & Rockmark. A visit
to the site of the new structure yester
day showed that the initial work of
preparing the permanent drain is now
This work is simply the construc
tion of a tunnel, four by five feet, that
is intended to drain the site and to
later serve as the inflow and overflow
outlets. The nature of the ground up
on which the reservoir will stand makes
it important to arrange for this drain
age in a manner to guarantee its effi
ciency in keeping the ground dry and
beyond any possible damage from wa
ter in the form of seepage.
It will probably be one month be
fore the real work of construction will
be commenced, and in the meantime
the drainage system will be completed,
and the site graded preparatory to
putting in the cement walls and floor.
Under the contract the city is to
furnish the cement for this work, and
the estimate of material requires about
3,000 barrels. The city fathers are
now advertising for bids on this ce
ment, and it is expected that within
the next thirty days the first car load
of material will be in Prescott and
ready for use.
"As soon as the tunnel now being j
driven shall have been hnished, men
and teams will be put to work on the
grading, that may require two or three
T TO BE
weeKiy amounts or rainiau were re
ported: Flagstaff, 0.55 inches; Mesa,
0.06 inch; Phoenix, 0.01 inch; Tucson
0.03 inch; Yuma, 0.00.
Alfalfa is being cut for the fourth
time over the southern and central sec
tions; yield and quality, fair. In
southern Yavapai county and in Mar
icopa, Gila, Pinal and Graham coun
ties, the stacking of the third crop has
not been completed. Wheat, barley,
and oats arc yielding fairly well in
the northern sections, .where there is
but little complaint of rust. The con
dition of the sorghum crop is very
good; most of it being cut for fodder.
Fall plowing, planting, and seeding
continues over the southern and cen
tral sections; late corn is receiving its
second cultivation. In some localities
potatoes are up to good ft amis; sweet
potatoes are yielding well; the late
transplantings have attained good
stands. Garden truck is growing well.
The stacking of the second cutting of
alfalfa has not been finished in the
Grapes are yielding abundantly the
greatest crop in many years. Large
shipments continue to eastern mer
chants. The late variety of pears are
ripening. Pomegranates are plentiful.
The third crop of figs, although some
what early, the first crop having been
scorched ontright by the killing
of February 13th and 14th last, has
become shortened bv the excessive
heat of the past few weeks; the fruit m0St Complete planta in the West for
u t n inr t, tnmi 'he treatment of silicions ores
lity. inferior. Early almonds are ma- reay Ior business.
turinc and vieldinc well: the fruit is So stated Colonel T. Johns Rigby
of fine flavor and trood aualitv. Or- yesterday, who was up from Mayer
anges, lemons, pomelos, limes and on a snort business trip. He is pre-
rrrano fm , o;n ,,njr "tot and general manager of the
b .,,....., ,,. . . .
auguy .aiming ana iieaucuon uom
Machinery On Ground
And More Is On
Brief Account of The
(From Saturday's Daily.)
Within ninety days it is expected that
the Bigby Reduction WorkB at Mayer
will be in operation. Two carloads of
f st machinery are on the ground, and
three carloads are on the way, and
as soon as this is installed one of the
the influence of a plentiful water sup
ply and frequent irrigation. Prune,
raisin, and fie drvine continue.
Recent rains have started crass to through
grow again over the northern coun
ties, and some portions of Maricopa.
Pinal, Pima, Graham, and Cochise aPted or the success of the enterprise
counties: over the western portions contemplated.
rnncTG.fwrl hrnwnintr vm- fir i. After selecting the Mayer district
thouch mesauite beans are in treat
abundance. Stock is in splendid con- the permanency of the quantity afford
dition. The shipments of lambs and eiL he beKan the construction of the
mat am .it an mil Tho nn.irnimpnt. plant three years ago. Before it was
of cattle, though small, were much completed, some of the financial back
greater than the corresponding date of ers of the ProJect were unable to fur
pany, and before he decided to erect
a plant at Mayer, traveled extensively
the northwest, California,
and New Mexico, to seek a location in
a mineral belt that would be best ad-
The larger canals and dams were a!
most bankiuIL Water service was
being maintained throughout the en
ure wees, a condition not noted in
manv seasons. The supply of water in
the streams remains about the same.
All repairs to the canals, dams and
ditches, injured by the spring rains,
In the Lower
weeks to complete. The formation on
the hill where the new reservoir is to ! bave becn completed.
be located is such as to make the
foundation work of vital importance.
Being of volcanic origin, and large
ly a loose cinder soil, it is necessary to
take especial care to provide a good
underpinning for the cement walls.
For this reason special attention is
being given to the question of drain
age, and to arranging for a system of
seepage drains that will keep the
ground dry and solid.
It is expeeted that Colorado-Portland
cement will be used in the new reser-
but until the Council accepts the
nish the funds subscribed on account
of being caught in the financial mael
strom caused by the slump in steel, in
which stocks they were interested.
Rather than employ the credit of the
company to obtain the necessary funds,
and unwilling to contract any indebt
edness, Colonel Rigby suspended con
struetion operations. Ample capital
is now available, and no further draw'
backs exist to the consummation of
Colorado valley, water is so plentiful
that it "is bein diverted back to the the enterprise.
main stream. A11 the buildings, ore bins, etc., arc
YavanaJ finnnH? completed, the machinery has been
Gilbert Light showers during the
week: ouite heavy in some portions.
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benefiting crops and ranee: tempera- lne worKS wm De reaav 10 Btart UP
ture somewhat lower than last week;
mane ana paid tor, much ot it is on
the ground, and tho rest in transit.
range stock and crops in good condi
tion; plenty of water for irrigating
purpose. W. .1. Gilbert.
Prescott Previous rains with high
temperatures have advanced all crop
by next October, beginning with four
furnaces capable of handling 125 tons
per day, to bo enlarged as tho need
appears. The superintendent and
construction engineer is H. A. Clarke.
who is also well known in Colorado.
growth very much; the condition 0f Tb5s 11 be the first application of the
this section of the
."iO per cent, better
country is 25 to
best and lowest bid the brand to be
used cannot be known. Henry Rock-
mark, who has personal supervision of , VParsi range beef
the construction of the reservoir, is an ! " "ai't
adent in this lin.. of wnrW hav-in i SeJigiuan Light shower first
a great deal of cement contract workjwH'k; maximum temperature has in
ofr coast cities, particularly in and creased from two to five degrees each
than in previous
is on market. W.
suceeuing iay; ram needed very badly;
however, stock is looking well. F. H.
Walnut Grove No rain this week;
, days cloudy and warm, nights cool;
late corn and potatoes lok fine; grass
CBOP IS THE HEAVIEST1011 rilnKe has started, hut will
IN YEABS. more ra'n vcrv ?Mm to insure feed;
i water failing, but sufficient yet for all
Crop conditions are in excellent j lnoe..-.T. O. Carter.
about Seattle, Washington. Cement
work of all kinds is a specialty with
him, and he hopes to complete the new
storage outfit here without any diffi
shape throughout the territory, ac
rording to the report of Section Di
rector Jesufnosky for the week ending
Local rains and thunderstorms were,
numerous during the week, excepting
the extreme southwestern section, j
where no precipitation was recorded, i
Hailstorms occurred over some por
tions of Gila, Xavnjo, Apache, and
Graham counties, resulting in slight j
damage. The weekly mean tempera-1
.las. A. fashion, of the Grant Bros.
Construction Company, arrived in town
last evening, and is registered at the
Reports of Geo. Scammell's Success In
(From Saturdays Daily.)
Geo. 1!. Srannnell. whu is well
lure showed an excess of two degrees ; known j t,;H )1(irti0I1 of ,jie territory,
above normal. The extremes were: j is nmv of tue ira,ing real estate
maximum. Ill degree, sit Phoenix, on ,(.;,iirs of Los Angeles, according to
me oin; minimum. -Ji; degrees at
Ilagstaff on the
new metnod of treating orts by vola
tilization of the metals, on a commer
It is known as the Pohle-Croasdale
process, and( it has taken three years
to bring it to metallurgical and me
chanical perfection. It is now regard
cu uy tuose wno understand it as one
of the great metallurgical discoveries
of the age for the treatment of gold,
silver, and coppe.r bearing ores. A
great many demonstrations have been
made iu the presence of mine owners
needat ,he eP""ment station in West Den
ver. For want of space the process
can only be briefly epitomized. The
operation is, first, one of crushing the
ore; second, its subjection to a desul
phurizing roast to expel the sulphur;
third, volatilizing the metals; and,
fourth, condensing them in chambers
provided for the purpose, where by
simple chemical processes 95 to 9S
per cent of the values are recovered. It
is entirely automatic from the dis-l
charge of the ore into the roasting
fnrnace. It is also of such extreme
simplicity that the expense of con
ducting the same at any point where
costs are not excessive and at a rate
varying between 100 and 500 tons of
ore per day, will range below that of
any ther form of treatment,
the reports of those who have recently
before, and it is his opinion that the
present operations are only the begin
ning of an era of extraordinary devel
The opening up of the Pfau mine has
stimulated the mining industry in the
Cherry Creek district, and numerous
properties that have lain idle for
years are being put in preparation for
The Pfau mine and mill are working
steadily with good results. The mill
has just been started on a three months'
test ran, during which time it will be
thoroughly tried as to its adaptability
m treating the quality of ore produced
by the mine. During the test run it
will be maintained at its full capacity,
which is 350 tons every twenty-four
hours. Work was delayed a few davs
recently by the destruction of the gaso
line hoist and hoist house by fire. The
damages have been repaired, and ev
erything is again in running order.
From the best information obtainable
it is learned that the Pfau ore aver
ages about $8 per ton, free gold. The
ore body is large and easily mined, and
if the new tube mill comes up to the
expectation of the owners as a gold sav
er the property will prove to be a bon
anza, as $2.50 free gold rock is con
sidered a very good proposition in the
Cherry Creek district.
Work on the Pfau extension is being
pushed, as it is thought the same body
of ore will be encountered at the depth
as that found in the Pfau proper.
a ncn strike was made recently in
the Copperopolie mine, adjoining the
Pfau on the south. For sometime past
the owners of the Copperopolie have
been developing a large vein of low
grade ore running from two to three
dollars per ton in gold. The latest re
port is that this same body of ore
has increased in value, and bids fair
to equal the Pfau property in rich
ness. If the new strike proves con
tinuous it will mean the erection of a
large treatment on the property which
will add greatly to the value of the
Mr. Bartholdi saw there a number
of properties of splendid mineral show
ing. The Golden Idol Company isj
sacking and shipping ore and will have!
a mill in operation in the near future.
The Gold Lodes Company has a rich
property, and machinery for a hoist is
on the ground.
Contents of House Are
Damaged But No
Soldier Carter Thrown
From Horse And
Rev. W. L. Riley, L. L. D., Cuba,
New York, writes: "After fifteen days
of excruciating pain from sciatic rheu
matism, under various treatments, I
was induced to try Ballard's Snow
Liniment; the first application giving
my first relief, and the .second entire
relief. I can give it unqualified re
commendation." 25c, 50e, $1.00.
Sold by Brisley Drug Co.
WELCOME SHOWERS IN AND
lni' following vjKit,d the City of Angels. .ScnramelJ j
is said to be located in swell offices,!
MINING BOOMS IN CHEERY
SCOTTS EMULSION itrvti ai
bridge to carry the wtaktntd and
starved lyittm along until it can rind
firm support in ordinary food.
Send for free sample.
SCOTT & BOWNE, ChemUti,
c9-'5 Pearl Street, New York.
joe anu $ioo; all druggist.
and to be among those who are hand
i ling the larger and more important
' deals in the realty business of the
During the past few weeks he closed
a deal affecting some mining property
, in the vicinity of Mayer, a. ' it is no
j secret that his commission vas a neat
sum of more than two figu'. From
recent arrivals from Los Aneles it is
learned that George is anr.tus for all
Ihis Arizona frieuds to know that he
i is well and prospering, and that he is
'once more "on bis feet."
(From Wednesday '8 Daily.)
Mining throughout the Cherry Creek
district is in a booming condition, re'
ports D. N. Bartholdi, who has just
returned from that section. He says
that he never saw such activity there
C'JHES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS
Best Cough Srrup. Tastes Good.
Use in time. Scld by drucEiiti.
DEWEY, August 9 We have been
having good showers almost daily. The
first one flooded the principal street,
and filled the cellar of Mrs. Hilde-
b rand's house, and drowned many
chicktns. Mr. Crowe had one field
flooded, and water stood three inches
deep in the out buildings.
Os the Sick List.
Mrs. Thomas CTOwe is quite ill at
the home of her mother in Prescott.
She is greatly missed from our little
city, and we all hope for her speedy recovery.
Entertaining Chicago People.
Mr. and Mrs. Widmer of Chicago are.;
guests at the home ot W. F. Fuller
Mrs. Gilbert and Mrs. Stewart, the
mother and sister of Mrs. A. J. Car
roll, have been suddenly called home
Mr. and Mrs. J. Eyrick of Phoe
nix came up on the excursion Satur
day last, and spent the day visiting
Mr. and irs. Carroll. They are old
time friends, and excellent people.
They have two beautiful and accomp
lished little daughters, Misses Hazcn
and Helen, who accompanied them.
End of Vacation.
Miss Myrtle, eldest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Carroll, has returned to her
studies at St. Joseph's Academy ear-j
ner man uuai. she is an accomp
lished young lady of rare ability
Some of her drawings have been much
praised, and her talent for writing
poetry is marked.
Completes a Ron.
The mill at the Brooklyn mine has
just completed a run, but the result
has not been announced.
The workers at the Bauman camp
arc reported to have struck las-t night.
A Silver Strike, i
A. .1. Carroll has struck a larger and
richer vein of horn silver in the Bol
There is a rumor current that Cupid
has visited us and pierced the heart of
one of the city's fairest damsels. For
of such is the kingdom of man.
(From Saturday's Daily.)
DEL RIO, August 11 Lichtnine
struck tho residence of J. P. Storm
Tuesday, . nd damaged it considerably
as also the ccntents )( the hous;. Tie
incubdtjr vas ruined iutirelv, anu ev
erything in the pantry was broken in
erything in thi pantry was broken in
fragments. Fortunately the whole fa
mily escaped without injury. There
was no insurance.
A hard rain storm accompanied the
rain and blew off quantities of fruit on
the Del Rio ranch.
A Prescott Visitor.
I. K. Mason made a business trip to
On An Outing.
Master Harold Munds and his sister
Sadie, from Prescott, are enjoying an
outing with their cousins, Johnnie and
Blake Mason. They came on their sad
A number of our young people attend
ed the dance at Walnut creek Friday
night, and judging from the time 'they
returned they had a good time.
His Sheep Were Choice.
Arthur Garrett has just returned from
Kansas, where he took two carloads of
shoep. His lambs were the heaviest in
the market on the day of sale, and
brought a good price. Arthur is a
lad of twenty, but made the shipment
and sales alone.
Miss Lillian Adolphi has
from her visit in Prescott.
Accident to Colt.
J. K. Mason had a fine bred
kieked to death recently.
A troop of cavalry from Fort Whip
ple are here in camp. While the troop
was en route to Del Rio, Private Car
ter of the Fifth Infantry, had the mis
fortune to be thrown from his horse
and dragged fifty -yards. He was tak
en to the residence of J. K. Mason, in
an unconscious state, where he re
mained until the evening train
Dance at the Junction.
The Del Rio' boys will give a dance
at the Junction hotel Aug. 18.
will be first claxs music and a
RECLAMATION OF THE ABU)
One ofthe most difficult irrigation
undertakings of the present day is the
proposition to transform 85,000 acres
of the arid Yuma desert into fertile
The project presents almost insur
mountable difficulties in many ways.
The nearest town is the city of Yuma,
located 12 miles down the Colorado
river. Suitably drinking water is ex
tremely scarce, and the summer tem
perature in the Yuma desert ranges
from 100 to 120 degrees. A modern
camp will be built, and will be control
led by special officers employed by the
contractors, or by the government po
lice of the Indian reservation. It will
be equipped with a complete refriger
ating system to provide ice and cold
The transportation difficulties will
be overcome to a great extent by the
use of a 30 ft. gasoline Iannch to run
as an express boat between the dam
and Yuma, Barges and other float
ing equipment will be used to trans
port heavy supplies. At the dam will
be located complete telephone and tele
graph systems, so that constant com
munication may be had with the city
At a point where the Colorado river
forms a dividing line between the
state of California and the territory of
Arizona, a dam one mile long will be
built across the river. It will extend
completely across the valley, and will
have a sluiceway at either end which
will be connected with the main ar
teries of the system of irrigating canals.
Under ordinary conditions the Colo
rado river at this point is about a
quarter of a mile wide, but the flats on
either side are frequently flooded by
high water. This is especially the
case during the early summer months,
when heavy floods are caused by melt
ing snow in the mountains.
The contractors estimate that the
work will require the removal of over
300,000 cubic yards of solid rock exca
vation, and SOO.oihi cubic yards of
lighter material. The rock will after
wards be used for liiling in the dam.
The three vertical eonrr te core walls
in the interior of the I.im will require
30,000 cubic yards of eoircrete, and 50,
000 lin. ft. of shot piling. SO.OOO1
cubic yards of rod- paving 3 ft. thick
will be needed to complete the face of
Very little work can be done during
the time of heavy floods, and the con
struction is to be pushed rapidly this
fall and winter, so that the dam may
be finished before the wet season of
190t. To facilitate construction, large
orders have already been placed for
prompt shipments of the elaborate
equipment necessary- to successfully
ccmplete the work. Construction will
be supervised by specially trained
men who will act under instructions:
from their New York office. As in
dicative of their determination to finish
this great work within the year, it is
interesting to Know tnat worK was
' actually commenced by engineers
i within six hours after the contract had
I Dan .1. Shea, of Jerome, one of the
best known residents of that section
Fred K. Edwards and Frank Leek- of the county, is in Prescott on busi
leider of Poland, are in town and re- ness. He will remain over today and
port that affairs there are assuming a expects to return to the Copper City
prosperous condition. tomorrow.
Fifty Years the Standard
Mads from pure cream of
tartar derived from grapes.
pric'e BAKING POWDER CO.. OHICACO.