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12 Southwestern Mining Newb
EL PASO HERALD
April 23, 1910.
rn Mining news m
Upptr and lower valley making remarkable record that is causing
the owners of valuable California lands to
he envious atid jealous
EOPLE in El Paso have not stopped to realize the remarkable strides the Rio Grande and Mesilla Valleys are making. So fast are
the merits of these valleys becoming known that owners of California land have realized they have a serious competitor and one that is
destined to become more famous than the $1500 to $2000 an acre land in the Golden State. And we people right here in El Paso, who ought to know more about these two valleys, are pay
ing little or no attention to it. People in every state in the union are watching the Rio Grande and Vipper valley. Letters are being received every day from Eastern people, asking for fur
ther information about these valleys, and one of these days we are going to realize, when it is too late, that the golden opportunities have been at our door for years, and they have
These Farms Mean Independence
80 acres near Chamberino; will be situated
right at the new. bridge; fine level land; all
fenced; has water right. Price $45 per acre;
terms. A fine buy for the man who appreciates
320 acres near Chamberino; signed up under
Elephant Butte dam: 35 or 40 acres in Mfalfa; a
fine proposition for the man who wishes to farm
on a big scale and realize handsome profits off
his investment. Price $27.50 per acre.
80 acres in El Paso Colony Tract; all cleared;
partly in crop; attractive price and terms. Let
us talk to you about it.
78 acres 2 miles from Ysleta; fine land anda
fine location for the man who wishes a country
home and a producing farm combined. If you
are interested we will be glad .to show you the
tract in our automobile.
60 acres near Alamogordo; 15 acres in al
falfa; 3 1-2 acres bearing fruit-trees 7 years old;
1-2 acre California grape vines; balance in gen
eral farming: 7 room house; wind mill; water
furnished by water company; plow, farm mple
ments, etc. ; $5000 ; easy tenns.
61 acres near Fabens 6 miles from Clint,
$1400 cash, 4 years on balance at 8 percent.
Advantages These Valleys Have Over the California Land
Land in the Mesilla and Bio Grande Valley will produce just as many crops in a year as
any California land. It will yield larger crops each time than the California land. You
have more sunshine in these two valleys than you can ever hbpe to have in California.
You have a better altitude, no foggy andTrainy seasons, and you are not compelled to
fertilize your land in these two valleys like you must do in California. Both the Rio Grande
and Mesilla valley will have water in abundance within a hort time, and Pio Grande
and Mesilla valley property will take a wonderful advance in price. The remarkable rise
in value of lands in these valleys has been greater than the California lands, and.ti fact
that it is at home has caused it to remain unnoticed. '
Invest In Home Values and You Are Certain of Results
You know the value of El Paso, Bio Grande and Mesilla valley property, and you know
that there is nothing that will keep values from steadily rising. You know when you
buy an acre of property in these valleys that you are getting your money's worth, and
it is only a question of a few months until you can dispose of your holdings at a nice
profit. Then why do you not inquire what the future holds for El Paso, the Eio Grande
and Mesilla valley and invest in some property before they take another advance? You
can make money any time buying El Paso property, but 7ou can make more if you will
invest now, because values are lower thanthey mil ever get again.
Rooms 1 and 2 City National Bank Bldg., EL PASO, TEXAS
Six Good Buys In City Property
10 room brick house on Upson avenue in
Mundy Heights; large rooms; toilet and bath on
both floors; fine cement basement; gas and coal
ranges in kitchen; modern in eVery respect. Price
5 room brick house on Wyoming street, with
Reception hall; very convenient arrangement of
rooms; shed in rear; lot 50x120. Price $4000.
Large rooms, bath and toilet on each floor;
cool, cement basement, gas and. coal ranges; lot
50x120. A snap which will not last long. This
residence is in Mundy Heights, the coolest and
most attractive section of town. Price $8000;
Five room brick house on Wyoming street,
cement walk and porch, large dining room, good
basement, shed in back yard; lot 50x120. Price
$4000; terms. A fine house at a very low price,
and one that will prove a good investment or
home property. Brings $30 rent per month.
Booming house on Stanton street, near
Trust building; price $2600; $1500 cash, balance
Five room red brick house on Alameda St.,
$2800: 1-3 down, balance one and two years.
f ewlyrDIscovered Oil Field in !N"ew Mexico Is on Public
Land and Is Subject to Location by the Prospector.
The Placer Laws Apply Extracts From Laws
and Decisions Bearing on Oil Loca
tions and Claims.
The new oil field of Nov Mexco is on
United States public lands and subject
to locition under fede'-aL laws.
"Ever since the passage of the placer
mining act, by ile United States con
gress,, lands valuable for deposits of
petroleum have been considered as open
to location and patent as placer claims
and as such "records were made, follow
ed by entries and parents as a matter of
ordinary course," says volume 4, page
60, land decisions.
"And such action of the UnHed States
land office was followed by the courts
In dealing: with oil located or patented
as placer ground without question of
its regularity," says Van Horn vs. the
state in the fourth Pacific repto, page
After this unbroken procedure of of
more than 20 years, the land office in
189G abruptly (on application of the
Union Oil company) held that oil was
not a mineral and oil lands therefore
were not subject to entry. This was
immediately followed by an act of con
gress making such lands in terms pat
entable as placers.
The ruling itself which induced the
confusion was later reversed by the
secretary of the interior. The judicial
decisions that oil is a mineral have been
uniform. The following is the exact
copy of the new oil placer act:
OH Placer Act.
"Be it enacted, that any person au
thorized to enter lands under the min
ing laws of the United -States may m
ter and obtain patent to lands contain
ing petroleum orother mineral oils, and
chiefly valuable therefore, under the
OUT OP TOWX "WORK SOLICITED
That makes any kind of a gear, repairs any kind of
Turns Out Work On Time
If you break any part of your machinery advise us
,cnd see how quickly, how accurately and how cheap
we can make the repair. Any land of "repairs that
can be made with
Milling Machines, Drill Presses,
Grinders and Lathes
Can be done at our shop in the most reasonable time
and at a very reasonable price.
AUTO BEPAIRIN A SPECIALTY.
Christy Automobile Co. x
M. B. CHRISTY, MGR.
- Both Phones. 615 N. Campbell
P. S. We sell electric and gasoline cars and also
- !. ' .. X
i mnmi'dm a gargtr. i
provisions of the laws relating to
placer mineral claims.
"Provided, that Jbe lands containing
such petroleum or other mineral oils
which have heretofore been filed upon
claimed or improved as mineral, but
not yet patented, may be held and pat
ented under the provisions of this act
the same as if such filing, claim or
Improvement were subsequent to the
datfe of the passage hereof." Act of
congress, Feb. 11, 1897.
Placer Mine Lair.
The following are the provisions of
the United States mining law regard
ing locations on surveyed public lands:
"When placer claims are upon sur
veyed lands and conform to legal sub
divisions, no further survey or plat
shall be required, and all placer claims
shall conform as near as practicable
with the rectangular subdivisions of th
survey system of the United States, and
no sucli location ;hall include more than
20 acres for each individual claimant,
but where placer claims cannot be con
formed to legal subdivisions, survey
and plat shall be made as an unsur
"Xo location of a placer claim shall
exceed 160 acres for any one person or I
association of persons, which location
shall conform to the United States sur
veys." United States Revised Sts.ts.
Decisions On Placer Iiavr.
As to annual work on oil claims, a
single record of a placer claim, whether
of 20 acres by one person or 160 acres
by eight persons is a full claim and
requires $100 annual expenditure to
protect it and $500 to patent it, accord
ing to decisions. In other words, a 20
acre claim requires as much annual
labor and patent expenditures as a J 60
Location Work Xot Necessary.
Unless specifically required by state
or territorial statute, no discovery
shaft is required on placer claims, but
the act of congress implies that min
eral shall have been found before the
right to locate upon the same as a
placer claim accrued. (Sec. 13, Land
Discovery of Oil Necessary to Locating.
A discovery of the mineral sought
for upon the claim Is held to be essen
tial to a aiid placer location of any
hind. Surfare indicat'O'i- or knowledge
of its existence iipon adjoining lands
is not enough. Xevad-i "MI "'. w. Mil
ler. 97 Fed. Rept.. 6SS.
Locations 3Iust Be Itonafide.
It requires eight bonafide locators
to lawfully claim 60 acres. The names
of nominal parties are often u-ed to
locate plrcer ground, and such nominal
association is not luctioned in land
office proceedings but its validity may
well be doubted when contested in
court. The -fce of such nin'3 with
agreement to recovery without consid
eration has been held void as against
public policy. 24 Pacif. 1641.
Nctt Mexico Law.
The act of the legislature of New
Mexico, 1909, regarding the location of
placer claims provides:
"Section 3. That in cases where lands
have been located for petroleum oil or
natural gas. the locator or locators
shall have the time from the date of
The location to the ei:d of the calendar
year succeeding that in which the loca
tion is made to make a discovery of pe
troleum, oil or natural gas.
"Provided, further, thatv when lands
have' been located for petroleum, oil
or natural gas, or both, 'the locator or
locators thereof shall have the right
to the exclusive possession or occu
i ancy of the lands embraced in said
location for the purpose of prospecting
Zoi petroleum oil or natural gas dur
ing the period of time provided In this
section for making discovery of petro
leum oil or natural gas."
HOLDING IS THE
Pure Bullion Mined in Slexi-
can Property 1000 Men
A. R. Shephard. jr., of Chihuahua,
general manager of the Batopilas Min
ing company, one of the most won
derful silver properties in the world, in
speaking Wednesday of the mine, said:
"We are running a 100 ton concen
trating mill on our low grade ores and
a 25 ton mill for the cyanide plant.
Much of the low grade averages only
15 ounces silver a ton, but most of it
runs four times as much. The pe
culiarity of the Batopilas ore is that
the silver occurs mostly as native in a
lime spar matrix. The high grade ore
often is worth $4 and more a pound,
and solid silver frequently clogs up
the battery. Somemmes large chunks
of pure native silver are encountered.
"We are working about 1000 men at
present ana never less than 500, and
are producing over a million ounces of
silver a year. The company owns 1600
acres in western Chihuahua, Including
the Batopilas mine, and also a conces
sion to 61 square miles of territory In
Chilniahua. Plans are formed to In
crease the working of "the mines now
being operated and also for the forma
tion (rf subsidiary companies to fully
develop the unworked mines within the
mineral concession. The property is
situated on the "western slope of the
Sierra Madre, and lies around the town
of Batopilas, in the Andres del RIo
district in the southwest corner of the
state of Chihuahua.
Difficult -to Rcncli.
"Before the building of the Chihuahua
& Pacific and the Kansas City, Mexico
& Orient railways bald Mr. Shep
hard, "it took 12 'days' ride on mule
back to reach the mines. Now they are
reached In three days mule journey
over a trail S5 miles long, running
south from Creel. When the railroad is
completed down to Sinaloa it "trill
shorten the distance from railroad to
about 40 miles. However, as no ores
are shipped, but only bullion, the ques
tion of freight is of importance only in
the cost. of supplies. The greater part
of the Batopilas territory covers a
esries ofj immense gorges in a skele
ton tableland, the altitude varying
j from 7000 feet on the tableland down
to 2400 feet above sea level in the al
ley of Batopilas.
Many Modern improvementn.
"A masonry dam 764 feet long across
th Batopilas river furnishes power,
du ving a Pelton water wheel, develop
ing 500 horse power, which is used for
the mills and electricity. There is a
masonry aqueduct fromm the dam, 9900
feet long, costing $S6.000."
"The Batopilas mines have repeated
ly yielded solid silver so massive that
It has to be sawed or chiseled before
it can be taken out of the workings.
The most Interesting native silver found
is that showing crystalization, occur
ring in many forms from heavy spikes,
grouped in arborescent shapes, to the
very finest hair like forms, this oc
curring in a setting of white calclte, !
makes beautiful specimens.
mine m December. 1909, and since then.
I says the Douglas International, 3000
! feet of tunnel raise and. winze work
has been done, -the lowest depth reached
being 350 feet.. The ore. in the mine Is
breccia with copper dissemination, and
f - "'" " uiuiii.li i.v lUdl U LUS
filter press operations to the gravity
system is nearly completed. The new ore
body on the 00 east is affording a good
grade of milling ore, while that en
countered in the 300 west is producing
both, milling and shipping ore.
The Sold Dust group's cross cut tun
nel was recently completed through nam , Piiares de ISacozari mine. As a result
trachyte and four feet of $16 ore was j of this last work since Dec. 3. -350,000
encountered at a depth of 2o0 feet, ims j tons of 4 percent copper ore has been
ore is a concentrating
is on a new vein heretofore unexplored developed. This
and its discovery is noteworthy. j proposition.
The Mogollon Gold and Copper com- j The mine was recently visited by
pany has recently aavancea tne main i James s. Douglas. He also visited the
Mr. Shephard was in El Paso Wed- i level on the Little Charlie claim IS f Picacho mine In which hp has hpr in-
terested many years, and which has the
j record of having yielded some of the
nesaay on business but has returned to feet m lo ore. This- is at a deptn j terested many years, and which has the
his properties. 1 of 3
MINES ACTIVE IN
The Enterprise Mining company re- j
cently shipped one bar of bullion from J
the test run. It is said further devel- j
opment will be carried on in the sul- j
phide ore to determine the advisability I
of instaling concentrators before again .
starting the mill. ,
There are many plans being discussed j
for delivery of cheap power to the f
mines. When this is actually brought ;
about, the production of the district will ;
WASHINGTON MINE TN SONORA,
A RICH CUE PRODUCER.
Rich Bodies of Ore Encoun
tered Cheap Power Un
Mogollon, X. M., April 23. A consider-'
able length of time has elapsed since ap
pearances indicated any activity on the
Confidence group of mines in this dis
trict, owned by the Helen Mining com
pany, but late rumors have been sub
stantiated by the arrival of engineers
von the ground, followed by the deliv
ery or A-arious supplies and equipment
and the engagement of labor. The im- j
mediate work in hand Is the instalation
of their pipe line up Whitewater creek
and the renewal of the power plant at
Graham.. Other large matters will like
ly follow the completion of this step
and, with the cheap power available on There is no drug or medicine that
the completion of their pipe line, mine j has been used for skin diseases as long
development will doubtless be inaugur- j as Sulphur. The trou'ble has Been that
ated on a scale worthy of the property, sulphur in crude or powder form can
Their mill, in its day, was of ample ca- not be readily applied to the germ that
pacity but would require some further j causes Eczema. Tetter, Acne. Hives,
upenuuure to Drmg u up to the hign Barber's Itch and the many other skin
richest gold and silver ore ever sent
to the El Paso smelter from the state
of Sonora. Recently a good body of
ore is said to have been encountered
That's the way to feel EVERY ONE
does that takes a CASCARET night
BEFORE, when he looks at the fellow
Th Washington mine, situated 30 j who didn't. For OVER-EATING and
miles west or umpas sonora. eXYL' -DRINKING nothing on Earth cleans you
and on the road from that place to the . r co tt .
Transvaal mines, belongs to a company
organized under the name of the mine
by Dr. L. D Ricketts, of Cananea, Mex
ico. Development work was started on the
Su!phur--!he Best Skin Bamedy
standard set in the past two years bv
other plants in the treatment of local
At the Deadwood mines, a survev for
diseases. Iiittell's Liquid Sulphur
Compound overcomes this difficult'.
being liquid, and if applied with softt
by skin disorders. A few applications
according to directions will cure any
skin disease, no matter of what char
acter. Send 10c for sample bottle.
Rhuma-Sulphur Co., St. Louis. Mo. 5
An Inhalation ior
1,0. ,!!! T,oc !,. , I J, ., j.. 1 UlUSIl leUUUefe lC SCJ.C UJ. LUC LIUUUie
".,, .1 "M . " t , u 1UUU l" Luelat once killing the germs and
uun sue coinpieiea. uraers are under- !cf r0nflf Fo inror. itnfoir,
sioou xo nave oeen piacea ior a large
part of their equipment. The mine It
self is well developed, with several
years' run already assured. Ninety tons
of ore were produced from 36 feet of de
velopment during the week. The work
in the new north ore body continues in
$15 rock with a four foot vein.
Work at the Alberta Mining company.
m the Independence group, adjoining theJ
Socorro mines properties on the north.'
is being prosecuted with vigor. Some !
very good values were encountered on
striking the vein and increased encour
agement is met with as the. level is advanced.
The Ernestine Mining company, which
ha? been the mainstay of the camp for
years, continues its regular shipments
to the mint and smelter. The last clean
up, from the usual 10 day period, pro
duced four bars of bullion weiging 414
pounds and 54 sacks of concentrates of
the highest grade yet shipped, due to
the phenomenally rich ore body opened
up In the lowest or 17th level. The raise
started'in this body continues in the
same high grade ore. with a Aein eight
to 10 feet wide. They milled 693 tons
during the week.
Xhe Socorro mines has found it neces-sarj-
to Increase its cleanup dates from
twice to three times a month, brought
about by increased capacity on a some
what better grade of ore. The last re
ported cleanup was from a 16 day pe
riod and produced eight bars of bullion
weighing 750 pounds, and 90 sacks of ' I
concentrates. The work of changing the J
out as a CASCARET, naturally easily.
without that upset sick fueling. Don't
neglect at bed time 9 P.M. or 4 A. M.
no dierence you'll need it.
CASCARETs toe a box for a -weei'
treatment, all druggists. Biggest seller
in the world. Million hoses a oontb
oughs, Golds, Gaiarrhs
Crcsc'sno is a Boon to Asthmatics.
Does it not seem mora effectiTO to breathe In a j
remedy for diseases of the breathin? organs than
to take ue remedy into tne sioi3-" t i
rirAnlpno mnu fcpeanse the air, rendered i
strongly antiseptic, is carried over Uie diseased
surface with every breath, giving prolonged and
constans treatment. 15 is wwmwn to
with Fmall children.
For irritated throat
there is nothing better
than Cresoiene Antiseptic
Send 5c m postage
for saaaplc Dottle.
Send postal for da
ISO Fulton Street,
You can go all over the
entire southwest and
you will not find a bet
ter line of buggies, har
ness send saddles or a
store that will give you
fairer prices than this
store. When you are in
themarket for anything
in our line we would be
pleased to have you call
and make an investiga
tion. If we can't give
you better values we
will not solicit your bus
iness. The Myers Co.
"THE BUGGY PEOPLE."
Wholesale and Retail.
310 S. El Paso St.