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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1909.
THE ARIZONA JOURNAL- MINER
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I Editorial Comment
A NEGLECTED OPPORTUNITY
The American Museum of Natural
History in New York is rapidly shap
ing into the leader of its class in the
civilized world. This is generally ac
cepted by all authorities. There .is
Sot, however, the representation of
precious minerals from our western
camps which there should be, and
this matter certainlv should receive
The extensive geological exhibits
are both interesting and instructive.
They afford an endless 'study, and they
are visited and admired by all scien
tific men and mining people generally
who go to the metropolis. There are
comprehensive classifications, attract
ively displayed, and a wealth of money
is represented in this exhibit. But
for the most part the 'collection com
prises the rarer minerals an.l scientific
specimens. They are splendid as far
as they go, but there is a question if
the value of the museum from a min
eralogical standpoint could not be ma
terially enhanced by making additions,
which, it would seem, could be easily
secured by the proper effort.
The writer on a recent visit to flic
museum was impressed with the com
paratively small representation of pre
cious metals. Particularly is this the
case in the matter of rich pieces, many
specimens of which are invariably of
scientific value. He found one small
"roasted" specimen of Cripple Creek
tellurium; a piece of the characteristic
spectacular gold ore from Brccken
ridge: a few nuggets and quartz spec
imens from California; some rich sil
ver pieces, and a few other miscella
neous exhibits, ly no means represen
tative of our preeious mineral wealth.
These were in the room where is con
tained the fine exhibit of precious
stones, together with a splendid repre
sentations of azuritus' and malachites
from Bisbee, Arizona. Magnificent a
far as the exhibit goes, but by no
means representative of tiie industry.
Thousands of people visit this mu
seum daily. All arc not scientifically
inclined. Watch them in the precious
stone room, and see them crowd around
the case "containing diamonds in differ
ent forms and of different varieties.
Notice how they admire the beautiful
opals, and sapphires, and garnets, and
tourmalines, and turquoise, and even
the quartz crystals which are exhibit
ed here. Hear their comments on the
"solid gold" which is shown in quartz
and nugget form. But these popular
attractions are in the minority; not,
we think, because the museum people
object to displaying more of the "pic
ture rock," but rather that there has
been a dearth of donations on account
of the opportunity not being more gen
It looks to a westerner somewhat
strange to see Bisbee topper ore "pre
sented by .T. Pierpont Morgan," but
not io when wc stop to consider that
Mr. Morgan has iiad a better apprecia
tion cf the needs of the museum than
have our usually enterprising western
V. hero are tne exhibits from Nevada.
collections in the west which would be
seen by moro people and accordingly
prove more valuable and instructive
if they were exhibited at tho great
museum in New York. All the time
intresting specimens are being found,
and only for the thought they would
find their way to this museum, where
they would be prized and appreciated.
And it would be but a little work for
enterprising citizens of the mining
communities to get together rich and
interesting collections or their ores
for cxhiibtion at this institution.
We do not know if the officers of
the museum have ever asked for such
collections from the West, but it is un
likely that they would be averse to ac
cepting tnem if proflcrcj. They should
be presented by all means. They
would assist the institution in its
splendid work; they would Tie instructr
ive to the many visitors to the museum
and well, from a commercial stand
point, they should prove quite an ad
vertisement for the enterprising camp,
or camps, which collected and donated
(From Tuesday's Daily)
KINGMAN, March 22. There is one
locality in the Corbat section that has
always appealed to us as an ideal spot
for the sinking of a deep prospecting
shaft, and that is either on tho Golden
Gem, the Idaho, or tho Flores, from
which shaft one of the greatest sys
tems of veins could be cut in a dis
tance of less than 700 feet. Everyone
of these veins is ore-Tjcaring and has
ben a heavy producers of gold and
silver. The IFlores is ono of the oldest
of that section and was worked fully
forty years ago by the Mexicans and
whites when the camp was first discov
A consolidation of all interests
should be perfected, bringing every in
terest under ono head and work every
vein through one big shaft. Tho Gem
now has a shaft COO feet deep and this
could be continued to 1000 feet and a
crosscut run through to tho Flores,
which is the westermost of the nest of
veins, a distance of six or seven hun
dred feet. At this depth water for
milling purposes would undoubtedly be
developed and the rim rock broken
through. It has always been the opin
ion of geologists that below the rim
rock of Wallapai district lies a much
softer country rock and that the veins
will be found much larger and much
better mineralized than in the tight
ground of the upper rim rock forma
tion. This shaft would solve this prob
lem, but even if this was found incor
rect the promoters would still have
one of the best groups of mines in the
A rumor is current in Kingman that
a big strike of gold ore was made this
week in one of the dykes near Mud
Springs by E. W. Walker. The strike
was made on a vein running in the di
rection of the Pilgrim mines and is
near the summit of the Blue Ridge
range, about half way between Burns'
ranch and Mud Springs. Several pros
pectors have gone to the scene of the
strike and within a few days we will
be able to obtain moro definite news.
J. S. Withers spent Sunday and
Monday last at Chloride and looked
over a number of the mining proper
ties of the camp. He visited the Bain
how group and was shown tarongh
that propcrij- by H. L. McCarn, gener
al manager. The shaft on this prop-, DORAN SELECTION MEETS
erty Las reached a depth of 250 feet, I WITH GENERAL APPROVAL
levels have been run off at the 100, '
1.10, 200 and 240. At all these points (From Sunday s Dallv)
fine ore has been opened up. At the I Governor Kibbey's action in ap-
and social sense to fill the posts, horse 240 level there is an unbroken body of pointing Major A. J. Dnran siiperiii
sense is going to have the preference. ! ore, four feet in width and 200 feet in tendent of the Pioneers' Home, pro-
Hone ?ens! has been eonspieuouslv ' length, whieii . carries good values in'vidid by the legislature to be ereeted 1
iHckinc in the make-un of some of our gold, silver and lead
diplomats who are vast successes in a
social wav. more lifts, run levels and put the mil e ; dents of this city and county. It is
in thorough shape before any jtopiug gouerally considered a fitting tribut
whatever will be done. It is thought ! to Maor Doran, who is among the ear
TAFT AND OUR DIPLOMACY.
There are rumors about the White
House and state department of evil
duys ahead for the butterflies of our
diplomatic .service. It is said Mr.
Taft has conceived the idea that our
ambassadors and ministers should be
something more than leaders of cotil
lions in the capitals to which they are'
assigned; that while soeial accomplish-
uients are desirable 111 a diplomat,
their possession should not be the lone j
and sole test for- appointment. And
it is said further that if the president
can't find men with lKith horse sense
Find Occurs on Claims
Formrely Owned By
(From Tuesday's Daily)
Reliable information of a very rich
mineral find in the Black Hills range
reached here yesterday through W. J.
McMahon of Jerome. The ' discovery
was made in an extension of the Cop
per Chief mine, formerly owned by E.
D. Hurley and H. Bevcring, purchased
a few months ago by R. A. Smith of
Jerome and his associates. Two feet
of sulphide ore was uncovered in tho
new shaft being sunk at a depth of 80
feet. The ore carried high grade gold
and copper values besides several
ounces in silver.
The claim was owned Tiy Hurley
many years before ho sold an interest
to H. Bevering. After Hurley shot
and killed Fred Conrey last year he
and his partner sold the claim for a
handsome sum to the Jerome syndicate
headed by Smith. Very little develop
ment was done prior to the sale, al
though the surface showing was al
ways considered very promising. It
was also considered valuable from its
proximity to the Copper Chief, one of
the proven properties of the Black
Hills range and the further fact that
some of the veins covered by the Cop
per Chief locations passed through the
The owners are jubilant over the
find, considered among the most prom-
sing made in the Verde district in
many months. Sinking of the shaft is
being vigorously pushed and the erec
tion of a hoist is under consideration.
Mr. MnMahon says that a general
revival in the mining industry of the
Verde district will follow the building
of the transmission line of the Arizona
owcr Company to the various camps.
Operations on several -claims, now idle,
will bciesumcd and the forces in oth
ers increased. The new power is ex
pected to solve the furl problem, now
one of the most imporant in mining
operations in the district as coal costs
at the various camps SU'-IO a ton. Pro
vided the power company will supply
electric power at a reasonable price, it
is believed that the day of tho steam
and gasoline hoisting plants is past
and that all the operating -oncerns
will replace the present power plants
witn electrical machinery.
Mr. McMahon will leave for his
home in tho Copper City this morning.
early days assisted him but he was
finally compelled to become an inmate
of the county hospital. Like Captain
Boyd he felt disgraced at being com
pelled to end his days in such an in
stitution. I always maintained that a
suitublo and comfortable home should
oe proviueu at territorial expense
whore such men as Boyd and Pitkin
as well as a host of others, can end
their days in peace.
"Personally, if compelled from lack
of resource, I am entitled to admit
tance in any soldier's homo in tne
United States. I gained this through
service in the civil war, but in com
mou with the other old-timers it would
be a pleasure to mo to spend tho clos
ing days of my career in a pioneers
home surrounded by my friends and
the comrades of those stirring times
before and after a territorial govern
ment was established in this territory
"I do not advocate admitting any
but the most worthy citizens into the
home. The pioneer miner whose ex
plorations attracted others to come
here and develop the resources of the
country and the pioneer farmer who
tilled the soil with a brace of Colt re
volvers on his hips and a rifle ever
ready on the beam of his plow are en-
titled to first consideration. Neithe:
do I believe that the comforts of the
home should be confined to men quali
fied for admission. Arizona's. pioneer
women are as much entitled to the
benefits of the home as the men. No
more brave or lovable women exist on
earth than the noble mothers who
shared the privations of early days in
caring for their families and assisting
their husbands in establishing civil
ized home here.
"The pioneers' home law provides
for $23,000 01 the construction of the
building and $15,000 a year for train
tenance. It also provides that a suit
able site shall be donatel by the cit
izens of 'Prescott within six months. I
have confidence that the citizens of
Prescott will take advantage of the
law and donate a site acceptable to
the territorial board of control at
once. When the site is accepted' plans
and specifications for the building of
the structure will be considered by the
board and myself and after adoption
ie construction of the building will
bo only a matter of a few months.
One patriotic citizen has already of
fered to donate ten acres for the home
less than a mile from the courthouse.
This and other sites will be considered
by the board of control before a selec
tion is made."
Major Doran has resided continual
ly in the terirtory since 1SC2.
served .as sheriff of Pinal county, was
a member of the legislature several
times and was honored by his part,
(1 nee with the nomination for delegate
ACCEPTS NEW POSITION.
Iom.it ie honors will have to furnish
and from Coloindo, and from Utah, and some references other than Dun and
It was one of the paradoxes of the
Roosevelt administration that, virile
and masculine as was the president, he
sent popinjays to represent him at
more than one foreign capital. The
explanation probably is that, great as
was Mr. Roosevelt as a reformer, he
couldn't reform everything. This ten
dency of the diplomatic service toward
inollyeoddlism had antedated Roose
velt, and there were more vital thingi
nearer to hand needing streuuoui at
tention. No doubt a good deal of the blame
for present conditions in the diplomat
ic service lies at the door of congress
because of its failure to provide of
ficial residences for our representative
abroad. Were these residcrrces provid
ed men of larger ability but fewer
dollars could afford to accept diplo
matic posts, and a good deal of the
present ostentation and- even vulgarity
of display would be made impossible.
But Mr. Taft apparently has made up
his mind that even in the absence of
netyn by congress there is a good deal
that tho appointing power can do. In
the future, therefore, aspirants for dip-
It is the inten-1 in this city or its vicinity, meets with
tion of the management to sink two . the iiuanimous approval of the res!
enough ore is now in sight to pay divi
dends 011 the issued stock of the com
pany for several years. The company
has been quietly at work the past two
years, having equapped the property
with machinery and working a force
of men in development continuously.
In the early days it produced thousands
of tons of heavy lead ore and always
yielded a profit.
BUILD DREDGING BOAT.
(From Tuesday's Daily)
M. L. Buckley returned last night
from the camp of the Spec Mining
Company on Lynx Creek, where work
was started yesterday constructing a
boat for the new dredging plant. The
machinery for the plant will be deliv
ered on the ground as soon as the boat
JOHN BRYCE TO TALK
from northern Arizona, and from many
ot'tcr western camps rich in their
yie'd. and interesting from a scientific
stai dnohit in numberless specimens
w.. '1 the mines' have produced?
V.'J.pT is the matter wita our enter-' the British ambassador at Washington
,r-it.g (-liamliera of commeree in the 1 arrived this aftcruoon and will give
iip.i njr rommunites 01 the west?
It is indeed a worthy cause; and ev
ery vitizcn shpuld be eager to aid in
building up this great national muse
um for the interest and instruction of
the studiously inclined of both today
1 Ti -1 nnGlorilv Tli pri -iro inimmnrlil.
BKIIKEI.KV, March 22-John Bryce,
the annual charter day address at the
University of California tomorrow.
Bryco will also deliver at Berkeley a
aories of lectures for the Pacific Theo
ogical 1S1 el miaanlllrllllyn..B,9
logical Seminary on religion and civilization.
TO BUILD RANGER STATION
(Prom Tuesday's Dally)
Carl Lee and A. L. Lee will leave
.Wednesday morning for the Squaw
Peak region, whero they have accept-
hest pioneers of the territorv still
living, and who is the author of a sim
ilar measure passed by the 24th legis
lature, when he represented this coun
ty iu the territorial couucil
Major Doran is receiving the con
gratulations ofh is manv friends from
all parts of the territory on his ap
pointment. He has notified the gov
ernor of his acceptance and is ready
to enter upon the discharge of his new
duties with his old time energy at
In an interview yesterday with
Journal-Miner representative, Major
Doran in relating some of the experi
ences of pioneer days, incidentally
told how the idea of a home for aged
pioneers originated with him.
My idea of a pioneers' home orig
inated a little over two years ago,"
he said, "soon after my election to
the council. I was deeply impressed
with the cases of Captain Boyd and
Major Pitkin, two of Arizona's noble
and honored pioncrs who ended their
dnys in the hospital here. These men,
ed a contract for the building of alu-lm l.mvnl ti, .in,, nt :. .1
forest ranger station on tho Verde di
vision of the iPrescott national forest
CASTRO PLANS RETURN
Mulitecr President to Sail for Some
DRESDEN, March 22 Former Pres
ident Castro, of Venezuela, left today
for Cologne, whero he will spend the
night. Tomorrow he goes to Paris,
and after a short stay will prcceed to
Bordeaux, embarking on the 2Gth on
the steamer Gaudaloupe for some Ca
and mountain wilds, not to mention
the savage Apaches, deserved a better
fate. Captain Boyd discovered tiie
United Verde mines at Jerome, now
among the greatest copper producers
in the territory. He assisted material
ly in making the civilization of today
possibly, risking his life many times
in subduing the bloodthirsty redskins.
"Major Pitkin came of good pioneer
. His brother was one of the early
governors of Colorado. Major Pitkin
was an engineer and machinist by oc
cupation. Two years beforo he died he
was compelled to retire from active
work. I and other wno knew him in
(From Tuesday's Daily)
Vi. Gaston has resigned nis pos
tion as const ruction foreman, with the
Arizona Central Electric Company a
Wickenburg to aeeept a similar pos
tion with the Western Star Minin;
Company in Pima countv. He arrived
here yesterday afternoon from Wiek
enlwrj? to enjoy a few days' vacation
amoDi; his many friends here before
leaving for the sweue of his new labors
WIFE BEATER ARRESTED
iFrom Tuesday's Dally)
Charles Logan, coloted, was arrested
by the sheriff's office last evening on
a warrant charging him with wife
beating. He will be arraigned toduv
before Justice of the Peace McLane,
Logan is a baggage smasher at the
railroad depot. He was arrested on
a similar charge sonre months since,
Instruments Filed as Reported By Tht
Prescott Title Co.
D. V. Shoopman et al.
mines, Pine Grove district.
Andy Selin Sc O. P. Skinner 'locate
8 mines, Bitter Creek district.
John Halbreib locates 2 mines, Big
Homer Campbell amends location
notice on No. 11 Mine, Silver Moun
E. M. Sanger and Chas. Batro to W.
Hosmer, M. Deed. Gold Bug, O-o
Chieo and El Dorado mines.
E. M.Sanger and Chas. Batre to W.
N. Hosmer, M. Deed. Golden Eagle
and Grand View mines.
W. D. Caplcs locates 2 mines, Castle
N. T. Palmer files ACT. A. work on 7
mines, Big Bug district.
United States to Crowned King
Mining Co., Patent. Toughnut Mine, I
Pine Grove district.
H. W. Huntley et al. incorporate
Universal Utilities Company. Capital
F. D. Barr to Logan Copper Co., M.
Deed. $15.00. Logan Mine, Copper
F. M. Murphy and wife to J. 8. Bar
rett, W. Deed. $300. Lot S, Blk. 14,
Fleury's Add., Prescott.
John S. Barrett and wife to John
W. Flinn. W. Deed. $300. Same
Richard T. Spencc et al. incorporate
Silver Ring Mining and Tunnel Co.
Capital stock $.00,000. .
J. D. Mason to G. L. Human. W.
Deed. $900. S. W. portion of N. W.
hf. of S.E qr. of S.E. qr., Sec. 3, Twp.
13 N. R. 1 E.
Wm. Wilkins to Geo. L Human, W.
Deed. Portion of N.W. hf. of S.E. qr.,
of S.E. qr., Sec. 3, Twp. 13 N. R 1 E.
John J. Lamb to G. L. Human, M.
Deed. $300 Commodore and Ocean
Wave Mines, Black Hills district.
F. E. Edwards to Harlin Wood, W.
Deed. . $400. Lot 1, Block 3, Mur
phy's 2 Sub. Prescott.
United States to Maggie French,
Receiver's Receipt. W.hf. of S.E. qr.,
See. 19, and W. hf. of S.W. qr., See
20, Twp. 14N R 2W.
F. D. English locates Maid of the-
Mist Mine, Peck district.
Arizona Smelting Co., by Trustee,
file Aff. A. work on 72 mines, Agua
iFria, -Del Rio, Big Bug and Peck dis
James N. Right et al. incorporate J.
H. Causey & Company. Capital stock
Harrison Yarnell et al. locate Dewey
Placer, Weaver district.
Mrs. E. M. Noyes to Mary Murphy,
Bill of Sale. 2 cows and brand.
Freid Reif and wife to Alex John
stone, Agreement. Party wall between
Lots 3 and 5, Prescott.
J. E. Swigert et al. locate Gold Nug
get Mine, Quartz Mountain district.
Emma A. Lawrence locates 2 mines,
Big Bug district.
Fred Hawkins locates 3 mines, Ver
W. N. Hutton locates Tri-Metallic
mine, Copper Basin district.
W. N. Hutton and F. n. Kester fil
Aft". A. work on True Blue mine, Cop
per Basin district.
Nels Englund locates nappy Home'
mine, Hassayampa district.
. P. Fredericks and C. Waters file
Aff. A. work on Nevada mine, Blue-
Robert W. Coughran to J. W. Cough-
ran, W. Deed. E. hf. of S.W. qr. and
N.W. qr. of S.E. qr., Sec. 20, and N.E.
qr. of N.W. qr., Sec 29, Twp 14 N) R
J. M. Criley to Bank of Arizona,
Q.C. Deed. Lot 24, Blk. 27, Prescott.
R. H. Burmister & A. A. Moore file
Aff. A. work on Silver Chief mine,
Walnut Grove district.
W. E. Olmstcad et al. loeate Minne
haha Placer, Walnut Grove district.
P.. E. Small locates 2 mines, Harper
V. E. Small files Aff. A. work on 2
mines, Harper district.
Crowned King Mining Co. file Aff.
A. work on 3 mines, Pise Grove dis
trict. Chas. T. Hawkins to Alfred Dickin
son, W. Deed. $450. S. hf. of S. W.
qr.. See. 23, Twp. 15N. R 0B
Chas. T. Hawkins to Alfred Diekin-
son, Bill of Sale. Horses and eattle.
M. J. Nolan loeates Multum in Par-
vo Mine, Big Bug distriet.
J. B. Woodson to J. M. Pike and Ar
thur Wilson, Bill of Sale. Cattle rang
ing on Squaw Creek.
John Witherly loeates 5 mines, Blue-
C. A. Kessler and W. D. Bovle file
Aff. A. work on Two Stamp mine.
United States to Elmer E. Reynolds,
Patent. S. lrf. of S.W. qr., and S.W.
qr. of S-E. qr., Sec 31, and Lots 1 and
13, Sec. 2S, 14 N. R 2W.
R. A. Roberts to n. W. Hamilton,
M. Deed. Third interest in Golden
View, Empire, Grand View et al. mine
n Black Rock district.
Evan A. Bonham loeates 7 mines,
Cherry Creek district.
Thad Park locates 4 mines, Verde
T. F. Peters et al. locate 7 mines,
T. J. Maxwell amends location no
tice on Johnson mine, Hassayampa district.
F. E. Edwards et al. locate Johnson
No. 2 mine, Hassayampa district.
Wm. G. Reed locates Glamorgan
mine, Big Bug district.
J. H. Cross et al. incorporate Durand
Mining Company, Capital stock $1,-
D. W. Butler amends location notice
on 2 mines, Weaver distriet.
W. A. Gill ItAjates 1 mine and 1
miltette, Peck distriet.
Frank Nester locates Eagle Fraetion
nine, Big Bug distriet.
Win. B. Parker loeates OeotHIo mine,
Black Canyon distriet.
Geo. B. Lasbury and Ada M. Miller
by t'oinmiseioaer to Brooklyn Mg,
Sc M. Co., M. Deed. $300. North
Brooklyn, West Brooklyn, Empress,
and Midway mines, Big Bug district.
D. E. Davis locates 2 mines, Big