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M MEXICO IS ft
Gains 337,810 Tons in Quan
tity and $250,594: in
Value in Year.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 20'. The Unit
ed States geological survey reports that
the total production of coal in New
Mexico in 1909 was 2,805,747 short tons
having a spot value of $3,619,347, as
compared with 2,467,937 short tons, val
ued at ?3,368,753, in 1908 a gain of
337,810 tons, or 13.7 percent in Quanti
ty and of $250,594, or 7.4 percent, in
va'lue. New Mexico, like Montana, ex
hibited the effects of the revival in the
metal mining industry in 1909 by a rec
nr hrMVinc nroduction of coal, but.
unlike tnat of Montana, the product of t
New Mexico increased less in value than (
The increases in output were made in 1
Colfax and McKinley counties, in wnicu
are located, respectively, the Raton and
Gallup fields. The production in all the
other counties decreased, except in Lin
coln county, which made a small a
The average price per ton declined
from $1.37 in 190S to $1-29 in 1909, the
decline having been due to the lower
-ino nf fhP nroduct of Colfax county.
About 25 percent of the coal produced
in ihis county is made into coke, most
of which is shipped to manufacturers
whose interests are allied with those of
the coal and coke producers.
The value placed on the coal charged
Into the ovens is wholly arbitrary and
the decline in price may be more ap
parent than real.
Transportation, Labor and Accidents.
In 1909, as in 1908, there was an am,
ple supply of cars, there was no inter
ruption of business by labor troubles,
and the supply of labor was adequate.
More satisfactory than these, however,
was the fewer number of accidents, not
withstanding the increased production.
The United States coal mining law,
which governs, mining operations in
New Mexico, does' not require the re
porting of non-fatal accidents, and the
statistics of accidents as compiled by
Jo E. Sheridan, territorial mine in
spector, include only thosethat are at
tended with fatal results. Mr. Sheridan
reports that in 1909 there were 13 fatal
accidents a decrease of 10 as compar
ed with 1908. Of these '13 fatal acci
dents nine were due to falls of roof or
coal. s .
The quantity of coal mined for each
life lost in 1909 was 215,827 short tons,
more than d6uble that of the preceding
year. During the 15 years that statis
tics of accidents have been compiled for
the territory the fatal accidents have
reached a total of 223: In this period
there have only been four years, 1835,
1S99, 1901 and 1907, in which there were
any deaths due to explosions of either
gas or dust.
The total number of deaths from ex
plosions in the four years was 43, and
24 of them occurred in 1895, so that in
the last 14 years only 19 deaths have
been due to this cause, while 108 have
been due to falls of roof and coal.
The first record of coal production in
New Mexico is contained in the initial
issue of the geological survey's r -unl J
volume. "Minjeral Resources or tne i nit- ;
cop" -h-mmi on-c-prpfl the calendar;
year 1882. In that year the reported
output was 157,092 tons, or about 6 per
cent of what it was in 1909, indicating
that in 28 years the coal production of
2sew Mexico has increased-about sixteen
The total prdduction from 1SS2 to the
close " of 1909 amounted to 27,599,116
short tons, which, including mining and
other losses, represents a total exhaus
tion of-about 41,400,000 tons.
Quantity of Coal Minable.
According "to the estimate of M. R.
Campbell, of the United States geologi
cal survey, the original coal supply of
New Mexico was 163,780,000.000 tons, so
the exhaustion to the end of 1909 rep
resents approximately 0.02 percent of
the original supply.
BIG- MINE MERGER .
HAS BEEN CLOSED
Calumet-Arizona and Super-ior-Pittsburg
fective April 1.
The directors of the Calumet & Ari
zona, Superior & Pittsburg Copper
companies at the meeting in Chicago,
completed plans ior the consolidation
of the two. big mining concerns.
The merger plans provide for an ex
change of stock on the basis of three,
and one-half shares of Superior &
Pittsburg for one of Calumet & Ari
zona. The shares have a par value of
$10 each. The consolidated compan
ies will form one of the- largest oper
ating in the Arizona copper fields.
The Calumet & Arizona Is at pres
ent capitalized at 2,500,000, with $2,
OOO.OOO of stock outstanding. The capi
tal will be increased to $6,500,000 to
provide stock to be exchanged for Su
perior & Pittsburg shares.
The Superior & Pittsburg is capital
ized at 520.000,000 with ?r4,727,000 of
fctock loutstandlng. Tie Superior &
Pittsburg was formed by a consoli
dation of the Calumet & Pittsburg,
the Lake Superior" & -Pittsburg, tho
Pittsburg '& Dulutb, and the Junction
Mining companies about three years
ago, and control about 1400 acres in
the BIsbee (Arizona) copper fields. The
Calumet & Arizona controls a smaller
acreage, but owns a large smelting
plant at Douglas, Arizona, with a ca
pacity for handling 3500 tons of ore
Each company has been producing
about 2,000,000 pounds of copper a
month, and the output will be, largely
Increased after the merger and when
there is a better market for copper
metal. The merger plan will become
effective April 1 and in the meantime
dividends declared by the Calumet &
Arizona will be shared pro rata.
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Cream or Magical Beautmer.
Sash. ad Skin Diceasea.
ana evciy Diemisii
on beauty; and de
fies detection. It
has stood the test
of 62 years, snd
Is so harmless -we
IS properly made.
Accept no counter
felt of similar
same. Dr. L. A.
Sajre said to a
lady of the haut
ton a patient):
"As you loxt!
wlE use them.
Gemrnsd's Crenm' as the least harmful of all thf
ckin preparations." Fcr sale fcyau arasgisw mi w-
Goods Dealers to the United States, Canada and Europv
K8kT.H&PJiHS?Prc 37 Brad Jobb Street Hew Tel:
Special provision for
new pupils entering af
ter the Christmas Holi
days. Session begins
Thursday, January .5,
191L The principals
may be seen at any
time during fhe vaca
tion by appointment
J. J. ORMSBEE,
President Board of Directors.
MISS ORA AV. L. SLATER,
MISS OLGA E. TAFEL,
1111-1115 Terrace" Street,
Telephone 2920. Sunset Heights.
Eich Strike Reported in San
Salvador Mine in Man-
Cana-nea, Son., Mexico, Dec. 20. Thir
ty feet of 60 peso ore has fceenODenAfJ
up-'by the San Slavador mine m the
Juuiu muumiuus. .me me "o uco
encountered in a drift on the
level, it being penetrated for' 30 feeL
The ore does not have to be shot, as it
is loose enough to be picked down.
The ore will soon be shipped.
The regular annual meeting of the
Cadena de Cobre Mining company will
be held in Bisbee on -January 5. The
company is preparing to Tesume opera
tions as all litigations have been
The Mixed, Metals mine of the In
dustrial company, located 35 miles west
of Carbo, in the Carnero mountains,
is making considerable heaaway in the
tunnel which is being driven tq catch
Shipping: to El Paso.
Shipments to the El Paso smelter are
being made by the Sornoa "Verde mines
in the Magdalena district. The com
pany intends tojnstal a reduction plant
in the near future.
The Tharsis York company has In
stalled a hoist and is Installing more
machinery at its property near the
Pilares mine. The shaft is in 85 feet
of ore. similar to that of the Pilares,
as it is sunk on what is known as the
The Ohio Mining and Smelting com
pany and the Ohlo-Yaqul Mining com
pany, operating in the San Javier dis
trict, are preparing to make shipments
to the smelter at Fundiclon. J. J. Joyce,,
president of the two companies, is at
present at the propertes. The Sierra
mine of the Ohio-YaquI company has a
five foot ledge of ore which yields 40
ounces in silver and 2, percent in cop
per. The Carlotta mine of the Ohio
Mining and Smelting company also has
a five foot ledge which carries 60
"ounces of silver and has exposed bod
ies of the same ore which are ready
The Juanita mine, located northwest
of Cananea, adjoining the Calumet &
Sonora, has sunk No. i shaft to a depth
of 100 feet and -has run a drift 25 feet.
All the material for the smelter of
the Sonora Copper company which will
be erected at Cobre Grande, near Norla,
is on the ground.
La Compania Metalurgica y Reflna
dora del Pacifico, which ywns the smel
ters at Guaymas and Fundi cion, lias
acquired the concession awarded A. H.
McKay to build a smelter at Mazatlan.
The holdings of the Verde Grande
Copper company, 40 miles southwest of
Hermosillo, have been taken over by
the Hermosillo Copper company, which
has property adjacent. The company
now has 1395 acres of mining lands.
New machinery has been installed and
includes a "churn drill with a 1000 foot
The Chispas mine near Arizpa has
received three complete air drills which
it will use in its mines.
The West Coast Mexican Oil com
pany will sink a well on the Mascare
nas ranch west of Cananea in about 30
days. .The first hole will be sunk 500
yards from the depot at Santa Barbara
3IERRITT TO INSPECT MINE
TO ENLARGE OPERATIONS.
J. F. Hopkins, in charge of the Cap
rock mines, south and east of Tucum
cari, X. M., "is in receipt of a telegram
announcing the coming of Franklin TV.
Merritt. one of the promoters from
Minneapolis, Minn., to study the out
look of the mines with a view of be
ginning larger operations of them.
.NEW YORK COMPANY IS TO
TAKE OVER MEXICAN MINES.
One of the most important deals in
recent years was consummated in New
York a few days ago, whereby a com
pany was formed with $1,000,000 gold
to take over the San Rafael, Tecolota,
El Porvenlr and Nueva Australia prop
erties in the Guancevi district of Mexico.
STRIKE 30 FEET IF
HT WORK ON OLD
Bradley Says Conditions Fa
vorable in Lordsburg and
Steins 's Pass Districts.
W. L. Bradley, of El Paso, who has
returned from a trip to the Lordsburff
and Stein's Pass district, report that
the ore teamsers strike "n "Lordsburg
has been settled and the teamsters will
move ore at the same price as hereto
fore. He says: The "35" mine, oper
ated by -Warner is Baray Is running
with a full force and has acquired a
i depth of 550 feet on the vein, with the
finest showing heretofore exposed in
the entire district. In addition to an
average width of 12 feet of high sili
cious copper silver .ore they are ex
tracting a, "goodly amount of -native
copper and cuprite. The copper-silver
ore averages about $18 per ton. The
native copper and cuprite about $200
per ton. The ore is shipped to the
The Superior mine, says Mr. Bradley,
since the acquisition by the Calumet ft
Arizona, has been running full force
and conditions are vers satisfactory.
This mine was formerly owned by El
Paso people, and it is reported that the
C. & A. people paid $100,000 for tho
Several other properties in the Lords
burg district are working on a small
basis.s. In the Granite Gap district tha
extension of the old Granite Gap mine
recently acquired by John Dowling, ha3
just disclosed a fine body of lead car
bonate ore which is being steadily
shipped to the El Pasd smelter. The
purchaser of the old Schultz mine. In
this district are piling ore on the plat
fo7m at Stein's pass station for ship
ment. This ore is also a lead car
bonate. The old Volcano mine about eigUt
miles east of Stein's pass has been
leased by Noah Hayden and is prepared
to supply the Copper Queen smelter at
Bisbee Tvith a carload per day of high,
silicious silver ore to be used for con
verter linings, carrying a value of
about $12 per ton.
Mr. Bradley is operating in the oJd
"Victoria district four miles south of
Gage, New Mexico, a-nd reports things
favorable in that district, the char
acter of the ore being a lead carbon
ate carrying a value of about $16 per
ton. In the old Corbett & Wyman
property a showing of zinc carbonate
is being disclosed which bids fair to
duplicate the deposits of the Magda
lena camp at Kelly, N. M., further
EXPECTS TO SPEND
$30,000 ON MINES
Peterson Reports Much. Ore
In Sight and Will De
Colonia Dublan. Mexico. Dec. 20. J.
C. Peterson, of El Paso, who is oper
ating mines 35 miles northwest of Ma
dera reports much shipping ore in
sight, but says he will not be able to
ship until the railroad is completed as
far as Chuichupa, wHich will be by
next April. Between now and April
he is going to build a good wagon road.
The development work is now costing
1600 pesos per month and during the
year 1911 he intends spending $30,000
gold on the mines.
SHATTUCIv ARIZONA COMPANY
PAYS DIVIDEND ON STOCK
The board of directors of the Shat
tuck Arizona Copper company has de
clared a dividend of $1 per share on the
outstanding stock of the company. Tnis
.iiT-iflpnrt will be payable January 20.
1911 to the stockholders of record on .
December 31, 1910. The transfer dooks
of the company will be closed December
31 and reopened January 21.
Hot chocolate with whipped cream
and cake, "At the Purity," 224 Mesa.
Hot Chocolate vnvti wnlpped cream
and cake. Elite Confectionery Co.
Henry Fletcher, nephew of W. "VV.
Turney, is here from his home in Abi
lene on a visit with friends and rela
tives. Hot Clam Bourrton wim salt sprays
"Klite Confectionery Co.
Home Folks or Friends
You can remember home folks or friends
well and substantially from our store. There
are many useful and attractive pieces that will
' do for individual or general purxDoses. .See bur
display and the matter of selection will be an
easy one to settle from every point of view.
Extra and -efficient delivery service as
sures promptness in this respect.
109-111-113 San Francisco
Miss Franklin Wants tol
' Have a Tree at the
Miss H. Grace Franklin, director of
the Woman's Charity School for Moth
ers, is receiving many messages from
her little friends who are afraid that
Santa Claus will miss them. She
"Some of these children have been in
the hospital for operations, some have
had typhoid, some pneumonia, some
gastroenteritis, and so many have had
oh! so many other things. You of the
comfortable home and the comfortable
income may know the cost of sickness
or the loneliness of the other brother
and sister should one of their number
be taken, then what about the home of
For pains in the side or chest dampen
a piece of flannel with Chamberlain's
Liniment and ,bind it on over the seat
of pain. There is noth1"" hottor. For
1 sale by all dealers.
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Womaii Who Shot Her
Rich and Eccentric Husband
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. rJ HHBKS
Herbert Mason Clapp, the Philadel
phia millionaire clubman a id his wife,
- - - - .i
Store Open mSk
' Evenings 'jSskf
S ! Until Nine wliPlsv
Mrs. Mary Leakell Clapp, who is charged
''wirn s-hootiiiq liirn. .Tr "o:p who :s
the grandson of Mason the "Blacking
King." is now lying in a Philadelphia
hospital in ar serious condition. He says
that his wife shot hiui while Mrs.
Clapp told conflicting stories, first say
ing he tried to commit suicide, and
later that the shooting was an accident.
Clapp is 3S, and for 20 years has fig
ured in, innumerably escapades, which
owing to his wealth and the high social
; position of his family, attracted wide at
tention. the poor, where the income Is small and
the joys few?
"Won't you send a rescue party to
these little hearts? Won't you act as a
Red Cross relief committee and help us
catch the reindeers and direct Santa
Claus to the county dispensary and
there on Christmas eve give these sick
little children a Christmas that will al
ways remain bright in their memories?
"We have the children, for we have
been caring for hundreds of them
throughout the summer and fall. They
want a Christmas and we want to give
them a Christmas tree and it will be a
Christmas for the sick.
"We know that they will enjoy a
Christmas dinner, for the big-hearted
Elks have already secured a list and
will furnish our families with a Christ
"Some of the mothers .and fathers are
in the county hospital and they will
have Christmas joy through the Wo
man's Charity association, as Mrs. W.
C. Davis and members of the society
will distribute fruit, flowers, music
and Christmas cheer to these patients,
but the little children, who will care
"Calisher's and the Popular have been
sending us their injured toys and Red
Cross nurses are repairing broken
heads, replacing arms and legs and in
every way making these toys whole.
"Leonardo will be there, the -guest of
honor; we are expecting his chair by
Christmas. In less than one week
from the time his case was reported to
us his chair had been ordered. -This
Short Time for Gift Buying
LOOK at the calendar next Sunday is Dec.
25it's Christmas. Can you afford to put
off any longer the selection of the gifts And
with our splendid stocks to chaose from, why
should you wait until the last minute and then
be compelled to lake "just anything" asa last
Come tomorrow and come early in the day.
There are good special items all over the store
which help to lessen the cost of the gift.
New Toys Still Coming In
New things still cpme to Toyland more good,
strong) serviceable toys that mean a world of
pleasure to the hoys and girls.
Hardwood folding Tables, jl g r
tpM.ltJ Cl-LUJL ..........--
Hardwood Combination Plat Top
Desk and Blackboard, $2.00 and. .
Hardwood Upright Cabinet Desk, with pigeon;
holes, in mission and .oak finish. A w o tLf
very neat piece of furniture PJUJ
Extra large Express Wagons, strongly made,
with wood wheels and heavy O QQ
JLX UH U-L CO
Extra large ' 'Police Patrol,"
with gong; very strong
Tonight and tomorrow we offer all our Magic
Lanterns, Eoto-Scopes and' Moving PietureMa
chines at specially reduced prices. These are
machines whick work perfectly, have fine lenses
and films and slides.
Reduced 25 Per Cent
Special in the
Wednesday a very special item in the-Men's Dept. -will "be hand
some collar bags handkerchief and. tie folders, made of plush,
moire and undressed leather. Thesl are extra quality goods, in all
Prices Reduced 25
Highland Park S? East El Paso Deliveries
To insure prompt deliveries to our many customers in Highhmd Park
and East El Paso, we have put on two extra "Wagons and will make
both morning and afternoon deliveries to both these points every day
this week. rou can make your Christmas purchases here with the
assurance of receiving them on time.
Foos Gasoline Engines
Worthington Centrifugal Pumps
General Electric Motors
Let us quote you price on your complete Pumping Plant.
Write ns for catalogues.
Denver -Rock Drill & Machinery 0.
520 San Francisco St,. El Paso, Texas. Bell Phone 2777
I C. BARLOW, Mgr.
Bell Phone 334.
Auto. Phone 1334.
THE METALS BUYING
210 San Francisco St.
VE REFINE r
Burned Retorts. Etc.
was made possible by generous dona
tions from Dr. W. H. Anderson, Dr. F.
W Lvnch. H. B. Stevens, C. B Stevens.
John Burton. WMll Myer, Felix Martinex,
Z T White O. H. Baum, Domingo
Montova, Dan White, jr., and Mesdames
V A. Armstrong, Winchester Cooley,
R C. Canby, "Cash," WilJIam Graves,
Peyton J. Edwards, John Rice. J. H.
Nations, A. P. Fox. J. E. Nagley.
James Marr, sr., "Cash." Leonardo will
have a Christmas to remember all his
life and he can lift up his little heart
in Christmas carols.
"Do vou want to be a part ot this
Christmas happiness, . Doyou want to
feel that our sick tittle children are
happy on the night of nights?
"The Y. W. C. A. is sending in 3a
.ooq for thp little ffirls. Leonardo
will need a warm cap, a pair of gloves I
and a pair of moccasins, we asK
apples, orartges, candy, candles, a
Christmas tres etc., etc.
"Telephone 1645 or send contributions
to the Woman's Charity association,
county court house."
HOLD MASS MEETIN'G TO
DISCUSS SUGAR FACTORY
Portales, X., M., Dec. '20. At the' mass
meeting held at the court house in Por
tales the proposed sugar beet factory
was discussed. A great deal of interest
is being taken and some action will be
made soon. Portales valley is consid
ered admirably adapted to beet culture.
W. H. Snell has bif'ilt a new wagon
for Jim May .rural route carrier on
City National BaBlc
Mine & Smelter Snpply Ce.
Crltcfcctt & Fcrgnson
Custom Assay Office
AND REFINING CO.
El Pase, Texas.
Gold and Silver Bullion
Dentist Scraps and. Sweeps
XupTKets and Gold Bust
route No. L. It is enclosed by 'glass oa
UotJ1- sides, front and back.
W. M. Baker, of Oklahoma, has
bought some irrigated land east of town
and expects to build a house on the
land at once and improve the place.
Jim Huffman, the Santa Fe pump
man at Portales, has made an estimate
of the amount of water he 'has pumped
and furnished for railroad use during
the year. During the month of Novem
ber 2,296,000 gallons were furnished, or
27.552.000 gallons for the year.
With a donation from Jim Stone of
$20a fund has been started to secur
uniforms for the fire boys.
Fn assortment of delicious confec
tions "At TJie Purity." 224 Mesa.
If you want the best
meats at the lowest
. prices, call