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BISBEE, AEIZONA, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 26, 1901.
f A3N A; THE X MINES
& Operations in Cochise Countyf Sonora and W
W Throughout the Territory JK
THE LAKE SUPERIOR & WESTERN
Another Property that is Beino De
veloped With Gratifying
The Copper Queen Consolidated Min
ing company will in all probability al
ways be the largest producer of copper
in this district, and the casual observer
and reader at a distance, has no knowl
edge of other companies here that are
fast developing property almost adjoin
ing the Copper Queon, which at present
give promise of soon adding to the cop
per supply from Arizona, in quantles
that will place this district in the front
rank of copper mining in the great
south-west. The Review has from
week to week called attention to the
development work being carried on in
this vicinity by companies other than
the Copper Queen. Among those
which promise for the future growth
and prosperity of Bisbee is the Lake
Superior and Western Development
Compauy, which is famitiarly called
the 'Calumet & Hecla."
This company has been operating in
Bisbee just a little over one year. The
company is composed principally of
residents of Calumet, Mich, but some
of the stock is held by Pitttburg and
New York capitalists. The officers of
the company are: Chas. Brlggs, of
Calumet, President; Gordon R. Camp
bell, secretary; and I. L. Merrill, Supt.
Mr. Merrill arrived in Bisbee about
two months ago to ,take charge of the
property and is a mining man of long
experience in Butte, Mont.
The company's property consists of
six patented claims the Irish Mag,
Gibraltar, Senator No. 1, Senator No.
2, Buckeye and Pride. These claims
were purchased from Martin Costello,
of Tombstone, about fifteen months ago
and slncethat time the main working
shaft has been sunk 830 feet on the
Irish Mag and "034 feot of drift work
completed on the 750 and 850 foot levels.
On the 850 foot level, two hundred feet
northeast from the shaft, the iirst ore
body of any consequence was encount
ered about two months ago and has con
tinued for a distance of 105 feet. Cross
cuts in this ore body seventy-five feet
have been mado and the faces are still
in ore. Raising and sinking in this
ore body is being carried on which
shows the same kind of ore averaging
five per cent. The east drift on the
850 level is also in excellent ore bodies.
On the Senator No. 2 a shaft has
been sunk sixty feet which is at pres
ent in ore that will average five per
In speaking with a Review reporter
this weok Mr. Merrill salu: "We nave
ordered heavier hoisting machinery as
the engine una boilers at present in
use are not heavy enough to sink any
deeper, As soon as this machinery ar
rives sinking will be continued. In the
meantime laces now in ore will be
pushed 'forward rapidly."
The company now has in its employ
about forty live men. Prominent stock
holders ot the company will arrive in
Bisbee shortly when a detlnito plan of
work for the future will be mapped out
When asked about the intention of
the company for the future, Mr Mer
rill said in all probability before the
closo of 1901, work will have been com
menced on a reduction plant for the
At present there are 750 tons of ore
from the drifts on the dump.
With the Lake Superior and West
orn development Co. and Lowell and
Arizona almost certain producers be
fore cho closo of 1001, Bisbee is in a
fair way to bo "it" in Arizona Mining
The Jeromo Reporter tells an inter
esting story of an Eastorn Investor to
tho tune of $70,000 as follows:
The schemer who got the best of east
orn investors to tho tuilo of $100,000 on
a neighboring mine, recalls an inoidont
connected with tho floating of stock
that shows how penny wise and pound
foolish some aro. A toxtllo manufac
turer In Connecticut wrote to tho Re
porter for a report on this mine want
od to know sizo of the vein, amount of
work on property, copper produced,
conditions of title and other questions
characteristic of tho Yankee. Wo told
him this was out of our lino, but advis
ed him to employ ono of tho three
miners whoso names wo sent him to
look ovor tho property, that it would
not cost him ovor $10 a day, possibly
for a week. Of courso thla was tho
last of tho Connecticut investor and we
had about forgoton tho incident, but re
called It when we saw our correspon
dent listed as a $70,000 victim. Seven
ty thousand dollars expended to save
sixty does not look well on the ledger.
The Ginger Party.
More than a month ago the Review
noted that a party of prospectors from
Colorado Springs, Colorado, had en
tered Sonora at Naco, and were going
down through the mining regions of
the state, looking for mining prop
erties. Recently the editor of the
Oasis met some of the party at
La Contentracion, down the Yaqui
river, east from Ortiz, and learned
some particulars of its personnel and
intentions. The party is as follows:
Colonel Lew Ginger, president; H. F.
Terry, manager; Frank Weimer and
E. G. Foster, experts; J. W. Hubbard,
J. N. Cleaver, F. Williams, James H.
Brent, S. W. Smith, miners. Mr.
Brent joined the party at Hermosillo
and is giving the members the benefit
of his own extensive knowledge of the
mining regions of Sonora, acquired by
a twenty years'experience in the state.
The party is finely outfitted for pros
pecting, having a fully appointed
camp equipage, a large train of pack
mules, portable assay furnaces, scales,
balances, chemicals, etc. everything
requisite to making most complete
and thorough tests of ores; and two
are accomplished metallurgists and
mining engineers, while all are gen
tlemen of long practical experience in
mining. They are looking for good
raining properties, with an intention of
working -them thoroughly and exten
sively when found, as they represent
heavy capital, which can successfully
conduct operations. At present they
are investigating some placer ground
on the Yaqui river, near Cumaripa, in
the Guaymas district, and are also
testing copper deposits in the vicinity.
Those of the party met by Oasis man,
Messrs. Terry, Weimer and Brent,
were en route to San Xavier, near Sa
Barranca, to investigate the "intiguo"
mines formerly worked atTTiarplaceT
The Relocatng of Mining Claiims.
Where the locator of a claim allows
his title to lapse by reason of non-performance
of assessment work and the
claim is taken up by another, all im
provements made thereon and unonthe
claim at the time tho secondJocator
has perfected his location become the
property of the second locator any
state laws to the contrary notwith
standing. The .Minintr and Scientific
Press says that the original locator has I
tne ngnt to removo any ana an im
provements while the claim is in his
possession, but losses this right when
his successor has taken up the forfeit
ed location and perfected his location
of the claim. Fixtures, including such
improvements as engines, boilers,
hoists, mill or any other things of this
character annexed to the soil for min
ing, become part of the freehold, and
as such pass to the relocator.
Tho Proscott Prospect tells of a great
strike mado in the Crown Point mine
five months ago, which was kept from
the public. At tho 400-foot level a
crosscut was run 42 feet in ore to the
foot wall when a tremendous body of
water was released flooding tho mine
to the .300 foot level. A second cross
cut was then run at the 225 foot level
and tho ore body was found of the same
width as below. The general average
of the ore is from $12 to $15 in gold per
ton. A big stationary pump is now on
the ground and it will not bo long be
foro the wator will bo pumped out and
sinking continued. Tho Crown Point
is owned by Col. A. u. lirouio and tne
Van Buren family of New York, rela
tives of Col. Brodie, who is superinten
dent of the mine.
Dan McGowan, the well known miner
has discovered and located two veins
which carry a very rate mineral, known
as alkonito The find is located a few
miles to the south of Prescott and the
veins consist of ordii.ary white quartz
streaked with what at first looked like
wro silver. He thought it was jrold
and silver rock when he first made the
discovery and had it assayed for tho
two metals out lounu it ireo irom notn.
Ho then forwarded some specimens to
tho Colorado school of mines, with the
rosult that ho now finds himself tho
possessor df two veins which carry a
metal worth about $75 a pound. It is
used much in the arts. Prescott Pros
pect. Tho Helvetia Copper company ex
pect to Btriko the Santa Cruz river lev
el at a depth of 800 feet in the mines
thov have sunk in tho camp. There
will be no need of their considering the
location of a smelter on tho river or of
pumping therefrom, a distance of nine
miles to tho mines. Their smelter site
is an ideal one and they will install the
now smelter on the now location.
Tho Jerome Reporter advises all cit
izens of Jorome to "lend their moral
support to tho division of Yavapai
county." They will find it about the
poorest investment they can raako, as
they will nevor be able to recover tho
principal or any interest thereon.
THE MOUNTAIN CITY.
Mining News from Globe and Inter
esting Items of a Personal
The draft of 22 men at the Continen
tal accounts for so many of the boys
visiting Globe this week.
Charles Onan was committed to the
insane asylum last Monday by Probate
Superintendent E. H. Cook, of the
United Globe mines, returned Monday
night from Los Angeles, where he has
been on the sad mission attending his
Harry Drachman, Grand Chancellor
of the Knights of Pythias of Arizona,
arrived in Globe on Wednesday night.
Haley 's properties in the Troy dis
trict are coming to the front like a load
of hay on a sideling road, the fact is
the whole district is coming forward.
The only difference between Troy and
Dripping Springs is that the former is
copper and the latter is copper, gold
The county of Gila has paid out for
bounty on the scalps of wild animals
alone, during the year 1900, the sum of
$5370. The authorities state further
that the delinquent tax list is simply
appalling, all of which we mention be
cause It is news, not that we give a
Old Dominion continues one of the
stocks most actively dealt in on the
Boston board, tne number of transac
tions in O. D. last week being 4,255,
and the price ranging from $32 to $29.
05, closing at the latter figure.
The new furnace at the Old Domin
ion has been in blast for ten days and
copper is running from it as smooth as
oil. It is considerably larger than any
of the old furnaces.
Sixty-two excursionists from Globe
went to the El Paso carnival this week.
Five thousand dollars is a modest esti
mate of their expenditures on the trip.
The transfer of fourteen miners from
the Continental to the Globe mine, a
few days since, gave rise to the report
that work had been suspended at the
Continental, which is not the case. A
force of eighteen men is retained there
and the development of that fine prop
erty is going ahead.
Much interest has lately been taken
in the mineral deposits lying between
Cherry creek and Sombrero Butte,
where some rich .copper and silver ore
has been found. The most recent dis
coveries were made by James H. Ben
nett who, with others, has made a num
ber of locations in that vicinity.
Mart Chever, who runs the Fashion
saloon at the lower.end of town, was
brought before Justice Rawlings this
morning on the charge of assault with
a deadly weapon, having made an un-
Erovoked attack on a miner, striking
im a severe blow on the side of the
head with a sixshooter. After hearing
the evidence Justice Rawlings held
Chever to the grand jury and placed
the bond at $2000.
B. A. Packard was in town the early
part of the week.
L. C. Shatfuck expects to patent
eight mining claims in tho near future.
'We have made a crood strike of ore
on the 600 level," said F. C. Fenner, of
tho Lowell & Arizona to a Review re
porter this week.
The Bisbee West Mining Co is carry
ing on its development work in a sys
tematic manner. Mr. Dwight is in
charge and a large force of men em
ployed. R. V. Daniels, deputy collector of
customs, in charge of the sub-port of
entry, at Naco, was in Bisbee on Mon
day in connection with official business
regarding tho passing the line of 800
head of Sonora cattle shipped to Cali
fornia from Don Luis on Tuesday.
From tho unanimity with which the
Phoenix papers favor the Clark coun
ty scheme, it looks as though the Hon.
H. J. Allen must have lind the Mon
tana senator's sack with him when ho
visitad the capital city. Globe Belt.
Judge S. C, Porrin who was here
last week reports some property
in Tombstone as having recently
changed hands at somewhat enhanced
values. An nnpressiou prevailing there
flint, wnt'lr will to snmn nxtenb he re
sumed on tho Tombstone mines at n
comparatively early day.
The Bank of Yuma opened its floors
for business last Thursday, and is start
ing oil in good shape. Mr- Levi Sparr
tho president, will remain for a few
days longer, and will then return' to his
homo in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania.
The bank will be in tho immediate
charge of Cashier R. S. Patterson.
Tho telephone company report a con
tinuously healthy increase in tho vol
ume of their business. They now have
on illo 23 unfillod applications for tele
phones, 13 for Bisbee nnd 10 for Naco.
A further supply of phones has just
boen received, but not sutTlclont to fill
the applications on file as stated. Tho
company put in their first instrument
In May last with 37 subscribers nnd al
ready have increased tho numbor to
about 80 without taking into accounts
the applications unfilled.
Convenes in the Capitol City
on Monday Last.
The Pie Counter Brigade Headed by
Curt W. Miller an1 John J,
Birdno get into Line. Ives
is President of the
Phoenix, Ariz. Jan. 21. At 12 to
day Mike Gray, nestor of the House,
called that august assembly to order.
In the cotfncil,JudgeAndrew8, who leads
Dr. Ford by a few months in age, per
formed a similar service. Ex-member
Rev. Winfield Scott, prayed a divine
benediction upon the members of the
assembly, and Dr. Penick did likewise
for the other side of the building. The
committee on credentials were ap
pointed and the legislature had com
pleted all preliminaries to organization.
All the hard work had beeto done
Sunday afternoon in caucuses of the
Democratic members. There had been
a note of discord over the honors and
appointments. Parker for speaker and
Miller for chief clerk had made sepa
rate hunts for their places and had
cinched things by getting about four
teen Democratic votes apiece. Then
some of the outside counties woke up
to the idea that Maricopa had "double
shot the turn" and there was a row
ovor the piggishness of the Capital
city. Al. Bernard groomed Chalmers
of Nogales against Miller, but it didn't
go. The slate went through.
Ives for president of tne council and
Birdno for chief clerk was never in
doubt and the council caucus was
mainly devoted to a division. of the
spoils of clerkly office. There was
not a little friction over this in both
houses, for there is not a little sectional
jealousy manifest. How much of this
proceeds from the county division
schemes remaints to be seen.
The legislature has been doing a
little clerk hunting, today guided by
thevoice of the caucus, and has found
a number of willing victims. Graham
county has secured Birdno and may
have a committee clerk or two. S. A.
D. Upton of Tombstone will be a com
mittee clerk. It will be noticed from
the full list that the newspaper men
have not fared badly this year. Among
the Legislature's members are S. S.
Perkins of the St. John's Horald, and
Kean St. Charles of the Mohave
Miner, not to refer to Charlie Shannon,
who has been accused of having some
thing to do with the newsy Clifton
Era. A newspaper man is chief clerk
of the council, while Miller of Tempe,
another of the craft, fills a similar
position in the honse. Mulford Win
sor, late of the Yuma Sun, is assistant
chief clerk of the council , and Pedro
G. De la Lama, editor of a Spanish
paper, is journal clerk in the council.
Jones of Flagstaff and several others of
the newspaper fraternity are looking
for some of the territorial clerkships.
Another feature of interest is that
Rough Riders have been recognized as
fit for office, a remarkable concession
for an Arizona legislature. George
Truman of Florence is assistant chief
clerk in the council and Sol. Drachman
of Tucson is enrolling and engrossing
clerk in tho assembly. Both were
among the soldiers in B Troop of the
The nestors of the two bodies de
veloped in Judge Andrews of Prescott
and Col. Alike Gray of liucker canyon,
who were called upon to act as tempo
rary presiding officers. When Gray
left the rostrum it was tho expressed
wish that all tho members of tho house
might live long enough to inherit the
office which he had been called upon to
fill, though so briefly.
The only solon absent was B. A.
Fowler of Maricopa county, who is in
tho cast, trying to do something for his
country in the way of water storage
legislation by tho nat onal government.
Shannon of Graham forgot to bring his
credentials and Corbett and Morgan
had left their papers in their gripsacks.
But none of thotn were thrown out on
The Republican and honorary can
didates for tho chairs of presiding of
ficers were Warner of Cochise in the
council and Wood of Cochise in tho
house. In the first-named body, the
note for president stood 7 to 3, Ives
nor Warner voting. Tn tho house, un
der simllor conditions, with a couple of
members absent, tho vote stood 10 to 3.
There is now no doubt that -the legis
lature is Democratic.
Tho second day of the legislature
was mainly taken up by wrangling
mildly ovor clerks, tho Jtnoro economi
cal members of tho house succeeding in
defeating a joint resolution from the
council for tho appointment of seven
committee clorks in each house.
H. T. Androwe, councilman from
Yavapai, was credited with first blood
in tho introduction of bills. Tho bill
was one that had been montloned oc
casionally, on Democratic rostrums. It
was to abolish tho pre-requislte of pay
ment of poll tax before voting. Tho
bill was laid on tho table till a com
mittee had boon appointed to which it
might be referred.
PROM GRAHAM COUNTY.
Interesting News Items from Clifton,
Morenci and the Gila Valley.
Culled from Graham County Ex
changes: Ties and iron have been laid on the
Morenci Southern to within nhniit. twn
miles of Morenci, The road will soon
oe compietea ana trams running, which
will be of great advantage to the peo
ple of that camp.
The noted Santa Teresea, formerly
a resident of Clifton, is now in St.
Louis, en route for Paris, France. She
has bean in San Francisco for several
months past and mado many friends on
Dr. W. J. Davis, who for many years
has been physician and surgeon for tho
Detroit Copper Co. at Morenci, recent
ly resigned his position to accept a sim
ilar position with the Arizona Copper
Company, with headquarters at Clifton.
The steam heater used in the office
of No. 1. concentrator at Clifton, ex
ploded Tuesday afternoon, with most
serious results to John Hays and Goo.
Fisher. The heater had only recently
been put in place and they were stand
ing looking at it and discussing its mer
its when it exploded. They were each
badly 6calded about their heads and
face, and it is quite likely that their
eyes are seriously injured.
H. J. Simmons, superintendent of the
A & N. M. Ry. and A. T. Tomson,
treasurer of the Arizona Copper Com
pany, attended the carnival at El Paso
Jim Morris, one of the old time resi
dents of Clifton, returned last week
from Globe where ho has resided for
sometime past. He is in Clifton look
ing for a business locatinn.
A 10-inch water main is being laid
down Railroad avenue and will be car
ried across the bridge to supply water
for Henry Hill's addition. It has been
known for some time that Mr. Hill has
purchased the railroad bridge which
will be turned aver to him and convert
ed into a wagon and foot bridge as soon
as the company's new steel bridge is
completed, which will probably be
sometime in April. Copper Era.
Manuel Marquez was shot Tuesday
afternoon by Ursula Martinez, from
the effects of which he died Thursday
morning. Marqnez had been drinking
and went to to the home of Martinez,
who resides with his mother. He
abused Mrs. Martinez and finally threw
rocks in tho house. Martinez then,
fired tho fatal shot.
A considerable amount of work is
now going on at the Medler plant be
low Clifton. The excavation work has
been completed. A boarding house
has been erected also some other build
ings, and the material and machinery
is beginning to arrive for the plant.
The plant has already been built by
Fraserfc Chalmers. Mr. Forth who
has been with Fraser, & Chalmers for
the past twenty years is in charge of
the erection of the plant.
A most unusual accident happened at
the gas engine power house in Clifton
on Monday of last week, which came
near causing the death of H. Ginney,
an assistant engineer. Mr. Finney was
tightening a nut on a dead engine when
the wronch slipped off and he fell into
the front end of the pit in which the
largo fly wheel revolves. The atmos
pheric pressure in the pit, caused by
the rapid revolution of the wheel, car
ried him under the wLeel and threw
him out on the floor of the engine room.
The boys in the power house all
thought he was dead, but when they
picked him up he showed signs of life,
and as soon as respiration could be re
sumed he seemed to be alright, with
the exception of being badly bruised
up all over. It is a miracle how such
an accident could happen without caus
ing instant death.
Tom Stevens and John McCraken
have located the Clifton placer claim,
which joins the townsite on tho north,
immediately in the'rear of Sam Abra
ham's business establishment. The
claim covers twenty acres. A large
number of dwelling houses will be built
on the land in the near future. J. C.
and W. J. Thomas have located the
New York placer which adjoins the
Clifton placer and extends further back
on tho hills.
Ed Sands nnd Frank Kelso, who re
cently bonded three claims situated be
tween tho Metcalf and King mines, to
Mr. Jacocks, of New York, sold the
prooerty on Tuesday last.
County division meetings are being
held in tho eastern part of Graham
county and have been addressed by the
local politicians including Wiley E.
JoneB, F. L. B. Goodwin, Dan Lynch ot
Tho Arizonan, a weekly newspaper
published at Safi'ord and edited by G.
Walter Scott, a stalwart Republican,
passed Into the hands of the sheriff
Chas. W. Parks has been appointed
clork in tho shorsff's offico of Graham
Chas. F. Solomon and E. A. VonAr
nlm, prominent citizens of Graham
county will leave shortly for Honolulu
on a business trip.
Jake Abraham, a former prominent
resident of Clp!ton is now the proprie
tor of tho "Franklin" hotel in El Paso.