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Saturday, January 22, 1910.
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Contracts Placed for Pig
Iron Eastern Steel Mills
.Forced to Close.
New York, Jan. 22. Consumers of
copper, domestic and foreign, have
shown very little Interest In the mar
ket for either electrolytic or lake since
the first of the year and purchases- have
been confined to a few moderate or
ders for brass foundries, the largest
melters being covered on contracts for
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I U. S. GOEN, County Chairman.
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El Paso Dairy
PRODUCERS OF AND DEALERS HI
Pure Milk and
Phones: 3ell 340 At 1156
Office 313 IT. 0ret St
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531 Texas St. EI Pass. Texas
Let Us Print Your Galling Cards.
Patronize Home Industry.
shipments through January and Febru
ary, and In some instances through
March. There are a few manufactur
ers, however, who doubtless will be in
the market for February delivery to
a moderate extent.
In Europe the extreme dullness has
been reflected in a weaker undertone
and there have been offerings for Feb
ruary shipment at concessions from
the prices asked by the largest pro
ducers but without resulting in any
Even large speculators have been
more Inclined to sell than to buy. but
realizations have been followed by
languid buying, resulting in a slight
net decline for standard copper.
Exports for the first half of the
month indicate foreign shipments in
January of about -00,000 tons, bubc
of the recent steamers reported, how
ever, it is understood, were included
in the producers' returns for Decem
ber. It is significant that most of the
recent exports have been to, the con
tinent, where stocks are not included
In the monthly statistics; therefore the
returns from Great Britain and France
will show but a slight increase in
Second hands have made small sales
of electro here at 13 c and producers
sold lake at 14c for standard brands.
Contracts for Pis: Iron.
Contracts for between 40,000 and 50,
000 tons of pig iron were placed in
the eastern district last week, but
nearlv half the tonnage was for ship
ment to the interior. Since the first of
the year It is estimated that orders
have been placed for about 150.000
tons of foundry, forge and steel mak
ing iron In ell sections.
The manufacturers of cast iron pipe
have been responsible for about 70,000
tons, and all but 20.000 tons was placed
during the first calendar week of the
year. All the larger consumers o?f
both bessemer and basic have their re
quirements covered until well into Feb
ruary. A number of steel mills in the west
have been compelled to close down on
account of the wintry weather and
the difficulties of transportation.
Outcroppings Are burner
oils Field Will Yield 100
Million Tons of Goal a
..INVEST IN" GRAXD YTjSW LOTS
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Prefaces tklck, lHXHiiaust hair -rre all
ether reatedie- fall. We srnaraatea
Danderine. All Drnsrclsts, 25c, 56c and
$1, ur ead this Ad rrlth 10c (ntx-ape e
ilver) fer i larse free -ample.
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Cleanliness ceases to be a
virtue and becomes an un
mitigated nusiance when
the bathroom is unheated.
As a general rule, there is no provision
made for heating the bathroom.
And taking a hath in an nnheated bath
room is not only uncomfortable, but
apt to result in a cold.
A Gas Heater Is
At the cost of a few cents, it makes the
bathroom eozily warm, so the bath that
deeency demands is no longer a pen
anee, but a luxurious, refreshing function
Just Get a Gas
Heater, and See
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Bell Telephone 98 Auto 1098
The coal fields of Colfax county,
New Mexico represent resources from
which revenue sufficient for the main
tenance of an empire will yet be de-.
rived, and In the near future tens of
thousands of miners will be employed.
Vast Aren and Tonnage.
The result of a reconnaisance made
by M. R. Campbell of the U. S. Geo
logical survey places the areas under
laid with coal at S70.400 acres, and the
available tonnage at thirty billion,
eight hundred and five million tons
a volume so stupendous as to be al
most beyond mental grasp. This coal,
sufficient to withstand a drain of one
hundred million tons per annum for u
period of 300 years. Is practically all
within the boundaries of Colfax county.
This Is not conjecture; it is absolute
At no other place in the world it is
claimed, is there to be found so great
an extent of undisturbed and fully ex
posed outcrop as may be seen In this
Following the approximate course of
the general line of the outcrop of the
coal in Johnson Mesa which is in the
northeastern part of Colfax county,
thence 16 miles west to Gardiner,
thence 36 miles southwest to Cimarron
river, a total distance of 52 miles, the
white sandstone outcrop of the various
coal seams are visible the entire dis
tance. -Along a bold escarpment, the result
of erosion of the eastern projection of
the coal measures, the different strata
of the coals are well marked. A score
of creeks and canyons intersect and cut
the great mesa or table land, thus ex
posing the coal measures by over 500
miles of outcrops. These coal meas
ures are nearly horizontal and unbro
ken. Three Coal Seams.
There are three distinct coal seams
one above the other developed at
Tarlous points In this immense
tract of country, which are known
locall by the following names:
The Raton or Blossburg, the bottom
seam; the Tin Pan or middle seam; and
the Potato Canyon or top seam.
The Raton or bottom seam varies in
thickness from four to 14 feet.
The Tin Pan or middle seam lies 455
feet above the Raton or bottom seam
which is from four to six feet thick.
The Potato Canyon or top seam lies
355 feet above the middle seam and is
from two and a half to five feet thick.
Thus, the coal horizon of Colfax
county is over 800 feet thick from the
top to the' bottom seam.
All Seams Are Workable
All these seams are workable, com
mercial propositions. The bottom or
Raton seam coal is excellent coking,
steaming and domestic fuel. The Daw
son mines are dn this seam. The pro
duct of, the middle or Tin Pari seam
is highgrade bituminous coal, compar
atively low in ash and of excellent
coking quality, as well as a superior
domestic fuel. The coal of the upper
or Potato Canyon seam Is of similar
character and quality to the middle
Six Coal Camps.
There are six coal camps scattered
for 40 miles along the eastern out
crop of this great coal field, viz: Yan
kee, with a capacity of 250 tons of
coal a day; Brilliant, with a capacity
of 600 tons a day; Gardiner, .with a
capacity of 1000 tons a day; Van Hou
ten, with a capacity of 4000 tons a day;
Koehler, with a capacity of 3000 tons
a day; and Dawson with a capacity of
2200 tons a day. The total capacity
of these camps Is 11,000 tons a day.
This capacity can, when the demand
calls for it, increase this output many
times over. Indeed the coal measures
have been scarcely scratched.
ThP nearest coal camp to El Paso is
rawsnn. oDerated by the Stag Canyon
Fuel company, a subsidary branch of
the Phelps-Dodge company.
Incorporated here are 570 coke ovens,
tvio Twmnlation of this camp is 3500.
The washery is five-story, reinforced
concrete, fire-proof structure, of ca
pacity of 2200 tons every 10 hours, xne
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Southwestern railroad are the only J
roads between this city ana me ui
fax coal camps.
That Pay F
selves With One Crop
MINING ERG1IEER OICEl OPTION
9N 22 BISBEE USES FOR 60.000
W. Courtis, a Veteran, Tells
of Indian Raids on Mining
Camps Around Silver
W. Courtis, a mining engineer, who
was sent out in 1879 to Lane moun
tain, near Silver City, N. M., says:
"I stopped to see the Cossette mine,
vrhioh leads to the onening of the fam
ous Lake Valley mines and Is a de
posit of similar formation.
VIctorlo on Road.
"When I crossed the Rio Grande
above the Jornado del Muerte at Ale
man, the Apache chief, Victorlo and
band of savages had crossed four
hours ahead of me and we picked up
four wounded soldiers, of the troop
which was pursuing the Jndians to the
San Andreas. We took them to Ft.
"People today little realize the dan
gers of traveling in New Mexico in those
days, to and from mining camps. 1
subsequently made six trips up to 1S82
and each time narrowly missed Indian
"The day I landed in Silver City, 75
men, women and children had been
massacred at the San Francisco ranch.
The Cossette Mine.
"The Cossette mine was on a tra
chyte dvke in limestone, and carried
carbonates and horn silver, averaging
tmn o trT In vn'ne Twpntv thousand
rfniinrs -worth of ore was extracted J
in two months. The presence of a
5Pmi-nnal anfl hvalite show the deposit
was formed by hot water. The vein j
was In "steeps ana "xiats, me mi
tpr cnrrvJne horn silver. (
"Immediately after this find the min
ers broke into a cave of greater
depth than they could measure, which
w.n; vm-v hot It was only 18 inches
wide, and was lined with ore running j
. A A. 1 1' A -.nCY lc?rtTAAOrl I
S30 XO O- a ion. cnei a.a uiotu -a va :
by noticing that the prairie dogs had
dug up wet dirt. It was only 16 feet
down to water." . .
Option on Blsbee Mines.
On one of his trips in 1S80, Courtis
got an option for 10 days for $80,000
nn 22 mining: claims at Bisbee, includ
ing the Conper Queen. The owners j
had been driven in by the Indians
and brought with them many burro
loads of copper ore, some of which was
sent to a Boston stockholder of the
Calumet and Hecla mines of Michigan.
But the mining engineei of that com
pany, whose experience was limited
to lake Superior, turned the proposi
tion down declaring that the copper
deposits ot Arizona were merely su
perficial and would not go down.
Mr. Courtis remarked that every
young mining engineer should profit
by this lesson, and not make too wide
a generalization from too limited experience.
Indications are that every one of these tracts vvill he sold next
weelL And Why should they not he? Can any man, who has lit-
tie capital get such an investment, such a happy and ideal living,
so much comfort out of life, make such preparations for "rainy,
days," as we offer in these 5, 10 aiid.20 acre tracts? If you are
a man who has spent all your life toiling to make ends meet, en
countered the battles of sickness, and hardships, you cannot real
ize what it means to be happy, without worry, and you should
THINK TONIGHT and ACT TOMORROW
These farms we are going to sell are not an experiment Every,
inch of this land is under irrigation. One crop of cantaloupes
onions and other articles. If you go on the excursion to Las Cru
'ces, Sunday, you will get a rate of one fare for the round trip,
$1.60, a free lunch, -automobiles will take you to these tracts, and
you can see for yourself what this land is, and you will say, just
as we have claimed, that it is the finest land in all the country.
You can talk with people who own farms and learn what they are
doing' and the price they value their land. Youll' not lose any
thing by making the trip whether you buy one of these tracts or
not. The trip will do you good, and if you invest in one of these
tracts you will never regret your investment.
For further particulars call or address,
With Hation Realty Go.
224 Mesa Ave.
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RICH ORE IS FOUND
IN DERM BUNGS
Many Men Axe Put to Work
' at Bisbee jSJbtes of
... That District.
Bisbee, Ariz., Janp2; i'he Tomb
stone Consolidated MinirfgL company
has installed compressors and pumps
on its property. A part of, the ma
chinery, however, has not been shipped
to it and this delay is felt badly by
the company and causes unnecessary
(idleness in the camp.
A great flow of water lias risen in
the shaft botween the 800 land 900-foot
levels. The " unwatering process, It is
estimated, will take about three
months, notwithstanding ;the pumps
are running at the rate of about 14,
000,000 gallons a day.
Rich ore bodies were encountered in
the shaft of -this company p.t the 1000
foot level, but development work can
not take place until the mine gets rid
of the water. 1
Xorth Tlffre Mind.
The ore encountered in tunnel No.
10 at the North Tigre mlnei is said to
be twice as valuable as any V ore of the
upper tunnels. Ore bodies cjirry enor
mous values averaging $500 per ton.
The company has a force of men em
ployed on a tunnel which will strike
the ore bodies at about 350Jfeet lower
than the tunnel No. 10. Before the
vein is cut, however, workin'g must be
run 300 feet Into the hillside
The Minatette Mines company in the
Nacozard district is shipping high
grade ore at the rate of 10 cars a
month. The low grade ore is left on
dump. r. M. Cowell, manajger of the
company, has Invented a rspecial kind
of leaching plant and he il? going, so
he assures, to instal this plant on the
property of the company very soon.
J. W. Malcolmson, consulting engi
neer for the El Tigre Mining company,
owned mostly by Kansas City capital
ists, has come back from that city to
proceed and complete operations for
enlarging the reduction plant at the El
Tigre property. It is understood that
a new power plant will be Installed,
as the fuel used at present for power
Is too expensive.
Miners Back to "Work.
About 200 miners, who were idle for
months, have been employed in the lo
cal mines. A great many of them have
been added to the working force of the
Shattuck mine where since December
last was felt the necessity of Increas
ing the number of miners.
A number of experienced and hard
working miners have left Bisbee for
Mohave county, Arizona, where, ac
cording to the information they pos
sessed, rich strikes of gold have been
made. The Golconda, Sunnyside, Ruth
and other mines belonging to different
companies have started development
work in that district, and it is expect
ed that many miners throughout the
territory will be attracted to Mohave
Notwithsanding the present condi
tions of the market copper prices are
expected to advance by Bisbee people.
Walter Douglas, manager of the Cop
per Queen Mining company, predicts
15-cenf copper very soon.
CONCENTRATOR TO BE
INSTALLED AT BEXT.
It Is reported that the Tularosa Cop
per company at Bent, has ordered a
400-ton concentrator for handling the
ore of the mines, which have passed
the prospect stage. The machinery is
ready for shipment and will arrive in
Tularosa by February 1st, and Sanders
and Harj-Is will haul it to Bent.
It will take several months to get
the plant fully installed ready for op
eration. Thirty men are now employed
in exploration work and a larger
force will be employed for installing
the plant. v
These mines are only 75 miles north
of El Paso over the Southwestern rail
way and"contain Immense bodies of
copper porphyry, containing copper
sulphides similar to those of the Miami
mine of JVrizona:
IS THE COMING
Deming Company Will Sink
Shaft and Commence
miles the Kingston camp has produced
$6,250,000, and Dake Valley, 12 miles
southeast of the Midnight, has produced
5,000,000 ounces; and south of it, Cook's
Peak, is credited with 13,000,000 pro
duction. The Bimetalic people are confident
that they are in the heart of this rich
RICH STRIKES MADE
In Tierra Blanca peak, seven miles
southeast of Kingston. N. M.. is a group
of nine mining claims belonging to
Deming people who have organized a
company to develop them, called the
Bimetalic Mining and Milling company.
Alfred Strum is president, and Willard
E. Holt, editor of the Deming Graphic,
The properties consist of the Mid
night, Argus, Pinto, Wansa, and other
properties adjoining them on each side.
Through the Midnight and Argus for
about 1800 feet in a. north-south direc
tion runs a contact lode, between lime
and porphyry, showing a strong miner
alization. Crossing this contact in the
Midnight is a vein or dyke the foot
wall being brecciated andesite. This
vein is about 35 feet wide.
A crosscut tunnel has been run over
150 feet, cutting this vein, where good
ore was struck, carrying gold and sil
ver. The best assays have been from
13 to 136 ounces silver and from one
to three and a half ounces gold a ton.
Hidden Ore Found.
Tears ago David Moltit, of Denver,
paid for a considerable amount of ex
DloraticS work on this mountain, but
his representative on the ground did
his wort Jtoo high up near the summit.
Extremel rich float around "the peak
indicated "Oxat very high .grade gold
ores were oncealed in this mountain.
But only a-cently, since the present
owners acrred the, properties, was
the hidden vfe body found deeper
To pink Shaft.
Mr. Strum, an experienced miner, is
in charge of the exploration work and
will sink a shaft on le Wansa. where
there is ore in sight, aTA is driving a
tunnel from the creek, already in 28
feet into the Midnight, whe -the ore
body is believed to be. He has thought
some very rich samples -of andemite
breccia to El Paso, which literally
bristle with free gold. It also sho.s
indication of telurium, and is on tie
order of Cripple Creek ore.
Rich Ore i- District.
Rich gold and silver ore have been
shipped from this camp The Log Cabin
mine, a mile northwest of the Mid
night, has produced $40,000 in gold and
silver, net smelter returns Showing
over S3000 a ton. Northwest sevn
Greaj; Western Uncovers
Ore in Mamie Miue All
Courtland, Ariz., Jan. 22. Several
rich strikes of copper have been made
in the Courtland mines. The Great
Western reports a whole face of 12 per
cent ore on the second level of Its Mary
Mamie mine was uncovered yesterday.
The ore bins at the Mary are about com
pleted and work of getting out the ore
blocked out, In this mine will begin at
The Calumet and Arizona is Installing
a larger hoist amd gallus frame at its
Germania mine and will start building
ore bins this month. The number of
men employed by this company will be
doubled within the next 30 days.
The Copper Queen has encountered a
fine body of ore in the new Brown shaft
and is pushing work at both this shaft
and the Casey, where electric hoists have
The second big generator at the joint
power plant 5s in place and ready to
be connected up when shipping opera
tions begin at the Great Western mine.
The Frone shaft of the Gold Queen
company has reached the 175 foot level
and every foot of the shaft Is In paying
IS PUSHING DEVELOPMENT
Clifton. Ariz., Jan. 22. A visit to the
Arizona-Morenci oopper company's
operations north of Metcalf about two
miles, will convince any prospector that
the company is entering: the district
with a view to ascertain the ore bodies
at a depth of 500 to 2000 feet, The
process used to accomplish their end
is the sinking of eight inch, holes to
this depth in several localities,, extend
ing over an area of 100 claims which
the company has acquired recently.
The company now has in operation
two Keystone drills that are making;
from four to 14 feet every 24 hours in
hard rock. The management of the
prospect work Is in charge of I. O,
Albert Moore is handling the drill ojr
the Celtic group and J. E. Mason has
charge of the machinery now operat
ing on the Keystone group. Both drills
are now working in good ore, which,
demonstrates that the great ore bodies
of this district go down.
TO RESUME WOK,
The financial tangle over the mints
In Hillsboro. N. M., are straightened
out and work will soon begin. These
are the famous properties formerly
ovned by senator Warner Miller of
E. H. Wilson, of New York, left last
night for Hillsboro.
MACHINERY AT MINE.
The machinery for the California,
and Paradise mine, which was shipped
from El Paso to Rodeo station on the
Southwestern, has already reached the
mines at Paradise, Ariz., and as soon
as the timbering of the shaft is com
pleted and the gallows frame Is erect
ed, the machinery will be Installed.
GRAND VIEW SUBDIVISION IS THS
YOU'IaI, REGRET IT LATER IF YOU
DON'T GO TO CRUCES SUNDAY AN
BUY A LOT.
Globe Flour, best by test,
and the payroll In El Paso.
m m, WMBW lLfigS
se Offices In New Buildint? .
Tha rflnnr nlans of the modern firenroof biiiT(,ir f ifca .--
kfit icon -National Bank are now ready and offices may now be re
f served by making application at tie bank.
y The American National Bank
Sf OF EL PASO
Capital and Surplus $240,000.00. .