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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1910.
IDE AT THE
Good Discovery Made On
Valuable Ore Body Has
(From Tuesday's Daily)
Reports of a rich strike on the
Hub mine of the Skull Valley De
velopment company, in circulation for
Beveral days, were confirmed yester
day by the" arrival in. the city of
C. E. WilliaSis, the superintendent
of that corporation.
The cutting into of three feet of
an oxidized gold ore, carrying a
small percentage, of sulphides, is
confirmed by him, but. the values
were not given out, The Hub is
one of the group that work was
concentrated on when the new com
pany entered that field a short time
ago, and the. big ore body was de
veloped at the bottom of the seventy
foot shaft, the deepest workings on
that property. At another point on
the 'group, the Bryan claim, a con
tract of tunnel running, has been
finished, for 180 feet in length, and
will be continued later to tap the
The new company is operating en
ergetically and practically, and the
discovery has created considerable
discussion in mining circles of that
field. They havo the deepest wifk
ings in that section, and the showing
with depth is indicative of great pos
sibilities for the near future in gold
yield. Mr. Williams returned last
night after concluding the transac
tion of business for his company.
Sight United States, prisoners, all
serving imprisonment for the crime
of selling whiskey to Indians in
Mohave county, and each under a
fine of $100, were given their free
dom yesterday on an examination be-
United States Commissioner Moore,
and in which J. C. 'Forest, the as
sistant United States attorney, rep
resented the government. The pay
ment of .the. fine was suspended, on
all of the. men swearing that they
were without funds to meet that de
mand, which was authorized through
the application of the pauper oath.
These men werq found guilty of
the crime last June, at which time
an imprisonment and money penalty
was given. In about one month
more the remaining prisoners, sim
ilarly charged, will appear for a hear
ing, and probably receive their free
dom. The men liberated yesterday
are preparing to return to their
homes outside the territory, "to sin
no more." One pathetic case is that
of an old man, who is seriously af
flicted with rheumatism, and who
has a young son working on the
Santa Fe. An effort will be made
to send him away today.
Major Carles Hine, who recently
resigned from the service of the U.
S. army, to accept the responsible
duties of handling the'Hines method
of managing the railways of the Har
riman lines, which he is the author
of, was an arrival in the city Sun
day, leaving for the Grand Canyon
yesterday to see that magnificent nat
ural creation. While in the city he
was the guest of Dr. C. E. Tount,
both of whom in their boyhood days
were companions in the same school
in Washington. D. C. The meeting of
the two men was mutually an agree
able event in their lives, after so
many years of separation.
U. S. PRISONERS
Old Camp is Once Again
Resume of Mining For
Week in Mohave
MINERAL PARK, Ariz., March
26. Mineral Park, one of the oldest
mining camps and second county seat
of Mohave county, is active again af
ter years of practical desertion ot
all but its turquoise mines. At the
Keystone, one of the largest of the
old-time producers of gold and sil-
ver, which is now under bond to a
Los Angeles company, the new
equipment consisting of a 100 horse
power boiler, 50 horse power hoist,
air compressors an delectric gener
ator, has all arrived and is being
rushed into place. The main shaft
has been retimbered throughout its
2G0 feet and a new gallows frame
nearly completed. Work on water
and oil tanks of 11,000 gallon ca
pacity each is also well under way.
The Young Construction company of
Los Angeles, which recently com
pleted the Tom Reed mill in this
county, has the contract for the erec
tion of the machinery.
The Keystone ledge, which occurs
in a granite and porphyry, is from
G to 40 feet wide and outcrops for
over 5,000 feet. Its ores are the
usual lead, zinc, copper and iron
sulphides of the Cerbat range, an
carry high values of gold and sil
ver in addition. There are about
7,000 tons of ore on the dumps, av
craging $14 per ton, and about 14,
000 tons more in the stopes already
broken, all of which represents ore
thrown aside as worthless when the
mine was being worked for gold
and silver alone.
There is still very rich ore being
encountered in the mine, some of
which, found recently, assayed as
high as 1,500 ounces in silver, but it
is upon the large tonnages of the
lower grade sulphides that a profit
able production is estimated. With
the new railroad rates to the mill
and smelter at Needles, and the very
small charges for concentrating and
smelting there, even $S ore can bo
worked at a profit. S. R. Porter,
who was very successful as manager
of the Gold Roads mine, in demon
strating its large ore bodies, is man-
ager of the Keystone and several
other Mineral Park properties. One
of these, the Molly, a deposit Of low-
The Venture Exploration company
of Duluth, with J. P. Hamilton, sup-
erintendent, is sinking a new shaft
on the Oneida, near Stockton Hill,
A larger hoist has been installed
with which Hamilton proposes to
sink 400 feet before cutting sta
tions. The same company, operating
the Cuctus mine, at Globe, made a
record by sinking 540 feet in 90
grade coppe, from 500 to 700 feet
wide, will be prospected soon by a
shaft and churn drills.
days, -which for hand drilling has
probably never been equalled.
Final details of the sale of the
Dandy mine in the Weaver district,
by Bill Hall to J. P. Hutchinson of
Chicago were closed several days ago.
Hutchinson proposes to continue the
present 230 foot shaft to a depth
of 500 feet, and to begin at once
the erection of a twenty stamp mill
and cyanide plant. There are about
10,000 tons of ore, averaging $15 per
ton in free milling gold, blocked c&t
in the mine.
Superintendent Dan S. Ricahrds has
established a camp, built wagon roads
and started actual development at
the Fairvicw zinc prospect, sold re
cently by Marshall and Graves to the
White company of Lima, Ohio. Two
old tunnels are being extended and
a third one started, which will re
sult in a backing of about 400 feet.
The Redemption Copper Mine com
pany has resumed work on its new
concentrating mill and it is expect
ed to be in operation by May ilst.
R. J. Fergusson is superintendent.
Manager J. L. Phillips of the Gold
Boad reports that the ore being
i City News
...in Brief j
(From Sunday's Daily.)
Ex-Supervisonr J. R. Beatson ar
rived yesterday from the Santa Maria
district, .on a visit with Mrs. Beatson
and family, who are residing in the
Understands the Mechanism.
A. H. McLean, of Urbana, III.,
a mechanical specialist in air brakes,
arrived yesterday, and will be attach
ed hereafter to the shop forces or
the S. F.. P. & P. railway in this
Mine Official Arrives.
D. A. Seaman, secretary of the
Juanita Mining company, in Crook
Canyon, arrived yesterday from St,
Louis, on business of his enterprise,
and will go to the camp in a few
days. He is en route to Phoenix,
his home, after an extended trip to
Veteran Miner Here.
Jasper Phillips, who is operating
mines along the Hassayampa, below
the famed crossing, is in the city af
ter supplies. Ho says considerable ac-
tivity is going on adjacent to his
camp, and good results following.
To Join Husband.
Mrs. T. E. Fitzsimmons will eavo
today for Winkelman, joining her
husband, who has a big brick contract
for a minnig company near that city.
She anticipates an absence until the
completion of the work in August.
Return from Honeymoon.
Mr. and- Mrs. Orville D. Bozarth,
whose marriage occurred a few days
ago, arrived yesterday from the syl
vian retreats of Wickenburg, where
their honeymoon was spent. They
were met at the depot by several
friends, and will reside in the city.
Returns to Home.
E. Eisner, the father of Mrs. A.
J. Richardson, after an agreeable
visit of several days, left yesterday
for his home in Los Angeles, where
he is engaged in business. His son,
Max Eisner, who accompanied him
here, has decided to remain and
"grow up with the country."
Mrs. A. B. Peach, the wife of the
superintendent of the Commercial
Mining company, was a visitor to
the city yesterday, meeting her
mother, Mrs. Oldham, and brother,
Robert Oldham, of Newark, Ohio,
who will be her guests for a few
days. The party left later in the
day for Copper Basin.
Sheep Machinery Shipped.
Yesterday the Arizona Mine Supply
companny shipped to Charles E. Lar
son of Williams a big Fairbanks
Morse gasoline engine and other ma
chinery, which will be used in pro
pelling about thirty sheep shearing
knives. The season is to start up
at that place next week, and thous
ands of sheep will be shorn.
T. L. Franklin, superintendent or
the company that recently purchased
the Cleator and Nellis mines, near
Turkey, is in the city to receive ana
forward to his camp a big shipment
of mining machinery. He will start
the apparatus to its destination Mon
day over the railroad. His property
is to be extensively developed and
a big hoist is to be placed in posi
Snow and Rain.
George Conard, the speedy man
contractor, plying between Prescott
and Juniper, arrived on time yester
day from the latter point, in his auto.
He says that snow was seen on the
Juniper peaks, while at all points
in the lower lands the country was
drenched, the rain falling heavily
for over twenty hours. There was
rejoicing on the ranch and range ac
To the Coast.
Mrs. J. M. Watts, wife of the
clerk of the District Court, left yes
terday lor ijos Anceies. where she
win be the guest of friends for sev
Judge S. L. Denison of Jerome, the
justice of the peace of that pre
cinct, was an arrival in the city
yesterday on a brief business trip,
returning nomo tnis morning. Ho
says the only topic of discussion in
that city is the Little Daisy strike,
the city being elated over the com
ing in of another big producer.
stoped in the east 500 between
shafts 1 and 2 is a fine grade of
milling ore and much better than was
expected. The mill is giving good
results and the March production
will be $55,000 or better. Arrange
ments have been made for reducing
the precipitates to bullion instead
of shipping them as heretofore.
J. J. Brown, one of the best
known operators of Leadville, Colo.,
i3 examining the Ruth mine.
H. F. Ashurst, the attorney, re
turned to his home in the city, yes
terday after a legal trip to Winslow
in connection with the celebrated
will case of the late J. H. Breed.
D. L. Andrews, the sub-contractor
on the Parker-Bengal railroad, was
an arrival in the city yesterday for
a brief visit with Mrs. Andrews
and child, who are at the Hotel St.
Mine Operator Arrives.
R. E. McGillen, identified with
mining enterprises at the Placer
itas, is in the city for a business
visit. He reports much interest pre
vailing in that district, and consid
erable work going on.
To the Mines.
I. T. Stoddard left yesterday for
Copper Mountain, where' he is pros
ecuting work on several claims. He
will remain at his camp for several
days, and contemplates extensive ex
ploitation, it is said.
Railroad Official 'Returns.
P. P. Hastings, the general freight
and passenger agent of the S. F., P.
& P., returned last night from an ex
tended trip to the east on railroad
duties pertaining to his position. He
was accompanied home by Mrs.
Toured the Coast.
Afte several weeks spent in
traveling over the Pacific slope, vis
iting Washington, Oregon and Cali
fornia, A. J. Rupert, the popular
pioneer, returned to the city yes
terday. He prefers Arizona, and is
pleased to be again in the country.
Charles Howard, one of the big
sheepmen of this county, after a
few days in the city on business, left
yesterday tor Ash Fork to look af
ter this flocks. He feels very much
satisfied with the prospects of good
range through the big rains of Fri
day, saying that the industry was
passing tnrough the most critical per
iod in many years, until the recent
storm came along to redeem the
growth of feed.
(From Tuesday's Daily)
Goes to Clara
R. E. Morrison, the leeal renre
sentativc of the Clara Consolidated.
has gone to Swansea on professional
duties pertaining to his syndicate
Back to Phoenix.
H. K. Behn, after a few days'
visit with his family in the city, has
returned to Phoenix, where he is
identified with mercantile interests.
Back to the Ranch.
Dan Condron, the energetic young
rancher and stockman of Walnut
Grove, returned yesterday to his
home. Mrs. Condron will remain
for an indefinite time to visit rela
tives and friends.
From the Range.
T. J. Peters of the Jerome Jura
tion section, is in the citv on busi
ness pertaining to his farming and
stock interests. He is one of tne
pleased rangemen over the big storm
that has been going on.
Made Flying Swticb,
Pete Gallagher, favorably known
in railroad circles, and a conductor
on the United Verde & Pacific, was
a visitor in the city Sunday with
his many friends, returning home in
the evening to resume his duties.
Charles Snover, after a few weeks
at the Hotel St. Michael, as night
clerk, has tendered his resienation
He is recently from Detroit, and is
an accommodating and exnerienced
man in hotel lines, filling for vears
a similar office at the Metropole in
R. G. Fox, who has been runnincr
on the V., F. & Co. car between
Wickenburg and Parker, on the A. &
C, will transfer in a few days to
the Ash Fork and Phoenix route, re
lieving L. C. Kennedy, who takes a
vacation for some time.
Farm Land Sold.
A deed was recorded yesterday by
which D. B. Dolly sells to Mrs. W.
A. Wynkoop, the well known Meadow
Valley farm, located at the Point of
Rocks. The place is very valuable,
but the consideration named in the
deed was nominal.
Geos to Front.
George Tisdale, in charge of the
bridge and kindred work of the S
F., P. &' P., has gone to the Par
ker-Bengal cutoff on the A & C,
to start work on new bridge con
struction for that system. He will
be away for several days.
Makes Quick Trip
K. W. Bullard, one of the wea
Known residents of Congress Junc
tion, was a business visitor to the
city yesterday, returning home in
tne evening. He savs mining ad
jacent to that place is lively and he
predicts a prosperous summer.
James McGuirk, representing Bos
ton wool men, left yesterday for
the Cordes section to look over the
wool clip, with a view to purchasing
tne entire commoditv of that sec
tion. Shearing is eoinc on at that
point, and will continue for several
Trustees Elected. ,
County Superintendent of Schools
Jolly yesterday received notification
that the following trustees were
elected for their respective districts:
J. C. Tovrea of Congress, William
Gebb of Jerome, J. V. Dickson ot
Skull Valley, all of whom succeeded
Popular in the Service.
T. F. McLaughlin, the efficient em
ploye of. the W., Fargo & Co., is in
the city on a visit with his many
friends. He is taking a few days lay
off from arduous duties and the
lonesome environment of that run
across the desert, and willv return
to his duties in a short time.
Skilled Mechanic Leaves.
William Lowe, one of the skilled
men in the employ of the Prescott
Electric company, left yesterday for
a five weeks' trip to Pittsburg, Pa.
He will visit his aged mother in
that city. In addition to his cap
ability as an electrician, he is popu
lar for his good fellowship as well.
Wagon Road Trip.
Yesterday the entire Board of
Supervisors, with T. N. Childers, the
road superintendent, also in the party,
left for Jerome, on a road inspec
tion trip. They will look that field
over, and before returning will go
down the valley to Campe Verde to
look the roadways over. They con
template the expenditure of a heavy
sum of money in that section.
Friends of that sterling pioneer,
Jesse Robeson, will regret to learn
that he is very ill, and was brought
to the city yesterday from the Tur
key? Creek district, . by ex-Sheriff J.
R. Lowry, and placed in the Mercy
hospital for medical treatment. Mr.
Robeson has been a sufferer for
many years with inflammatory rheu
matism. Goes to Camp.
D. A. Seaman, who arrived in the
city Saturday from an eastern visit
in the interest of the Juanita Min
ing company of Crook Canyon, left
yesterday for -an inspection of his
mines. Mr. Seaman is the secretary
of that company, and J,t is said he
with the other members of the en
terpnse, will soon erect a mill to
treat the yield. The Juanita has
been under operation for several
years' under the superintendency of
Charles Warren, and has a flattering
mineral showing with an abundant
ore tonnage for reduction.
Antoed to Granite Dells.
Notwithstanding muddy roads and
inclement weather conditions, J. G,
Kirkpatrick, on Easter Sunday, took
a party in his automobile to Granite
Dell3 and made a record run. He
covered the distance on the goding
trip in 30 minutes, and back in the
same time, which is a remarkable
trip considering the condition of the
roads, owing to the unexpected snow
Federal Official Arrives.
F. C. Dezendorf, chief of the sixth
held division of the Interior Depart
ment, arrived yesterday from Phoe
nix, on duties pertaining to his of
ficial position. Mr. Dezendorf has a
broad and important range of Fed
eral matters to attend to, affecting
the land and mineral jurisdiction of
the government, and is a frequent
visitor to this county. His perman
ent headquarters are at the capital
At the recent convention in Phoe
nix of the agents of the Equitable
Life Insurance company, which was
attended by Arizona representatives
of that organization, W. D. Shaw of
Prescott, the resident agent, secured
the honor of leading all other agents
in tne amount of business written
for March. Mr. Shaw returned Sun
day from the Capital City, and re
ports that city in the enjoyment of
prosperity in all lines of business,
Supreme Court Session.
Associate Justice E. M. Doe left
Sunday evening for Phoenix, where a
session of the Supreme Court is to
convene. The purpose of this body
is for a general consultation on mat
ters pending before that tribunal
and no decision will be handed down
until the April term, the date for
the convening of which will be an
nounced later. At that time the
murder case of Spence will be decid
ed, the latter being in the county
jail in this city, under sentence of
death for the killing of Sullivan.
The final outcome of his appeal will
be determined at that session.
Enjoyed the Outing.
Mr. and Mrs. "Jack" Jone3 re
turned yesterday from a month's trip
to ban rancisco and other coast
points, where they visited relatives
and friends. They report having had
an enjoyable time, and the scenes at
the old home pleasantly revived af
ter many years of absence. Mr. Jones
says that the metropolis of the Pa
cific is as attractive as ever, and is
enjoying more prosperity than before
Crossing Again Fixed.
Harvey Dillon of Williamson Val-
ey was in the city yesterday, and
states that the vexatious road cross
ing at Simmons has been repaired.
and traffic resumed over it. The
recent rains also visited that coun
try and the breaking of the drouth
was a most welcome one to the range
interests. Stockmen are jubilant, and
an abundance of feed was assured
for the cattle, that were beginning
to seriously feel the scarcity of that
Looking for Stie.
Members of the Knights of Co
lumbus, residing- in this city, are
preparing to extend a welcome to
J. J. Kelly, a member of the sani
tary committee of that organization,
who will reach Prescott about the
middle of April. With R. E. Mor
rison, he is one of the committee to
make a choice of the selection of a
home for the tuberculosis afflicted
of that fraternal body, and both
will go to various points in the ter
ritory for an examination of the dif
ferent places where this home is to
erected, reporting to the national or
ganization later in the year.
On Mining Business.
J. M. Cook, identified with good
mining ground in the Yeager Canyon
section of tho Black Hills, near Jer
ome, is in the city on a business trip
pertaining to his interests. Mr. Cook,
states that since the Little Daisy
strike a decided impetus is given
mining throughout that region, and
the possibilities of development on
the many claims terminating success
fully are enhancey materially. Ha
believes the field has a splendid fu
ture and much interest is manifested
over the outcome at several mines
Among the interested attorneys who
have gone to Phoenix, where a term
of the Supreme Court was called for
yesterday, were LeBoy Anderson of
this city and C. H. Rutherford of
Jerome. Mr. Anderson goes to argue
a motion for a rehearing in the
famous case of Cecil G. Fennel!
against the Consolidated Arizona
Smelting company o fthis county. Mr.
Anderson is the attorney of the lat
ter corporation, and the amount in
volved in the litigation runs to over
$20,000. The Supreme Court, at a
former session, ruled against the
smelting company, and additional ev
idence arising, it is desired to re
open the case.
Before closing business for tie
day, Agent Tucker of Wells, Fargo
& Co., imparted the agreeable in
formation yesterday, that thirty sacks
of hydrophobia skunk hides had been
received by that firm and a3 a mat
ter of precautionary innoculation of
the house., in odoriferous strangula
tion, it had been deemed expedient
to remove them to the air-tight brick
addiiion in the rear. They will all
be aken to the clerk of the board
about Friday of this week, and some
thing then will be doing in the
ozone line of those premises. Sev
eral hundred hides are in the ship
ment and many more are to come
along this week.
RUSHING THE WORK.
While in the city yesterday, John
Harlan, the superintendent of the
Big Pines mine, near the Senator,
stated that a force of nine men were
employed in development, and the
showing warrants the expenditure of
capital. He i3 very enthusiastic
over the proposition, basing this on
what has been accomplished from the
beginning of work to the present
depth in ore bodies demonstrated. He
will return to his camp today.
W. D. Powell of Flagstaff, a well
known resident of that city, accom
panied by his son, Dempsey B. Pow
ell, arrived yesterday from Parker.
He says that much interest is attend
ing tho throwing open of that vast
agricultural domain, and several pros
pective buyers are on the ground, al
ready. The reserve will be placed on.
the market early in April, and the
possibilities of the tract are of tho
most inviting nature, much interest
attending tho reclamation of the fer
Mrs. H. P. Bardshar, after several
wdeks' visit at the home fo her par
ents, Judge and Mrs. Richard De-
Kuhn of Cherry Creek, reached the
city yesterday, and left for her
home at Santa (Fe, N. M. She is
the wife of H. P. Bardshar, the col
lector of internal revenue for Ari
zona and New Mexico. Miss Jose
phine DeKuhn, her sister, accom
panied her to the city, and will re
main for several days, as the guest
of Mrs. LeRoy Anderson.
The new King of Belgium starts
in with a salary of only $600,000, but
that gives him an incentivo to do
his best and earn a raise.
A New York state Senator is ac
cused of having accepted a bribe of
$1,000 but the money was accepted
long before . the recent advance ia