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BISBEE, ABIZONA, SATUEDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 23. 1901.
4 VOLUME V.
Operations in Cochise County, Sonora and jj?
Throughout the Territory i
Arizona's Metal Output.
J. J. Valentine, president of Wells,
Fargo & Co., has issued his annual re
port of the metals produced in the
states and territories west of the Mis
souri river, including British Colum
bia and the Yukon district.
The report states that the total gross
result in 1900 was $229,315,427, of which
gold contributed $99,100,733; copper
$69,752,284, and silver $42,402,502.
The combined output of these metals
the last year was the greatest in the
history of this country and Canada.
The world's production of gold, esti
mated at $230,000,000, shows a dec; ease
of $08,000,000 as compared with 1899.
Australia mined $6,000,000 less, while
the nroductlon in the British North
American possessions increased $6,000,-
Montana leads with an aggregate
production of metals of $07,678,150;
Colorado ranked next, with $46,916,230;
Arizona followed with 821,100,029, and
then California with $18,390,714. In
' the British' Columbia and the Yukon
districts the value of ores mined was
Of Interest to Miners.
f , There is nothing statu tor' to pre
vent anyone wrltlng'"M. E." after his
name, and claiming to be a.mining en
gineer, though those who have a just
claim to that title are often rlgntly in
, dignant at its gross misuse.
If the apex of a vein crosses one end
line and one side line of a lode mining
claim as located thereon, the locator of
such vein can follow it upon its dip be
yond the vertical side line of his loca
tion. , , .
The standard of a foot of fuse is thir
sty seconds. The estimate that a foot
of fuse will take one minute to burn is
a dangerous one in practice.
Carbonate of soda is the best Remedy
for boiler incrustations of carbonate of
lime or sulphate, or both together.
"Assay everything" is a good rule
for the prospector.
When the cyanice solution contains
much copper it is precipitated on the
zinc before the gold, coating it and re
tarding the precipitation of the latier.
Mining and Scientific Press.
A Letter .to Miners.
Secretary Russell of the Southwest
International Miners' association is
sending out a circular letter to those
Interested in mlninsr In Arizona, New
Mexico, West Texas and Northern
Its purpose is to bring to the knowl
edge of every mining man and all oth
ers interested in mining throughout
the Southwest and Northern Mexico,
the existence of the association, and to
invito their co-operation and member
ship. . ,
The letter states the object of the
association, and the benefits to be
gained by a union of those interested in
the mining Industry.
The association -knows no flag, no po
litical boundary, nor race, but seeks
. Mia annualntance ol Mexicans anu
Americans, the one
the fullest extent.
An earnest effort
brine the Moxican
with the other to
association, and all Mexicans interest
ed In mining are cordially invited to
join, to mako the rooms of the associa
tion their buriness home and to feel
that they havo an tqual ownership
therein. , , . ,
Secretary Russell will be a salaried
officer and his services will be at the
disposal of the members. Those who
know Ernest E. Russell, are well aVare
that his timo is always at the com
mand ottlioso seeking to advance the
lulULcal' Ul wiu uiuuwkJUMUJHvowi
The fortuna mines in Yuma county
produced $114,000 per month during
tho year just passed.
A number of Colorado miners ar
rived at Jerome a few days ago to take
the places of thobp who wero frLhton
ed into quitting word by the recent
caving of tho mine.
The "Carrie Nation Punch" and tho
"Hatchet Cocktail" havo made their
appearance in Phoenix saloons. This
is probably a trick to catch tho tem
peranco patronage or fool tho legisla
ture. Thoofllcoof tho surveyor general wil
bo moved from Tucson to Phoenix by
order of tho Secrotary of tho Interior.
Tho oulco Will uo locaieu m tuu uupibui
building on tho ground floor.
Steve Roomer Is working like a tro
ian to push his reform school mensuro
through. Steve is a very popular man
and will come near putting that bill on
tho statute books. Gazette.
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Clawson and
Miss Helen Clawson and Mr. Lewis B.
Sroufo wero visitors to Douglass on
Sunday last, returning tho samo day
via tho Nacozarl & Bisbee Limited.
THE EIGHT HOUR LAW.
An Act Regulating the Hours of Em
ployment in Underground Mines
Smelting and Ore Reduction
H B. No. 10. Introduced by T. E.
CamDbell of Yavanai, Arizona. Read
first time. Rules suspended, read sec
ond time by title, 150 copies ordered
printed, and referred to committee on
mines and mining.
Beit enacted by the Twenty-first
legislative assembly of the territory
Seel.. The period of employment
of working men of all underground
mines or workings shall be eight (8)
hours per day, except In cases of emer
gency, where life or property is in im
Sec. 3. The period of employment
of working men in smelters and all
other Institutions for the reduction or
refininsr of ores or metals shall be. eight
(8) hours per day, except in cases of
emergency, where life or property is
in imminent danerer.
Sen. 3. Tho neriod of employment
of hoisting engineers at mines shall be
eight (8) hours per day, except in cases
of emergency, where life or property
is in imminent danger.
Sec. 4. Any "person, body corporate,
agent, managor or employer who shall
violate anv of the provisions of sec
tions 1, " and 3 of this act shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect
and be in force ninety days after Its
passage and approval by the governor.
The Detroit Copper Co., Morenci.
The present year has witnessed vast
improvements in the ore " reduction
plant, and in the opening up and de
velopment of the company's mining
claims a large area of mineral land
covering 100 locations of 600 by 1,5000
feet each, the superficial area ef which
would be over 3,200 acres.
There have been over 20 miles of un
derground work done on the company's
property during the present year.
There have been 500 men at work at
and around the smelter and reduction
plant, and about 200 on the outside.
not include stopping or the extraction
of ore by that procedure, but of sink
ing shafts, driving levels, cross-cutting,
winzes and tho various connections
necessary for safety and and the ex
peditious haulinc of the ore reserves.
There is being built and is about
completed perhaps the largest concen
trating plant in the United States. Its
capacity is 500 tons-iper day, and will
treat ore valued at Jlonly CO cents per
ton at a profit. "That sounds like a
fairy tale, don't it?" said Mr. McLean,
superintendent of the Detroit Copper
company, at Morenci, who. in a recent
interview, gave tho information con
tained in this article. "I make that
comment because I have read so much
about marvelous discoveries in tho lo
cal papers of mammoth ledges of cop
per ore tnat runs ou, -w ana u per
In addition to the above, there have
been put in place six 125 horse power
gasoline engines. These engines wore
m inufactured in England and are great
factors as fuel economizers. They
furnish power to run the concentra
tors, crushers and six furnaces ot ouu
tons capacity. Tho matte is converted
by the pneumatic process and the out
put is 28 tons of ingot copper per day
of 99 and 99 fineness. Tho bulk of the
ore comes from tho company's old
group of mines known as tho Yankee
Slontozuma, Rynerson, Morenci, Ari
zona, Central and the Copper Mount
ain. Rogurding the company's proposed
railroad, .Mr. McLean said: "The
rovd will bo known as the Morenci
Southeastern, and its terminus will be
Guthrie, on tho Gila river, connecting
with the Arizona and New Mexico rail
road It will be 19 miles long, and will
haye only 2 maximum grade from
Morenci to the San Francisco river,
which it will cross and continue up tho
north bank of tho Gila river to the
terminus. Tho road bed will bo stand
ard gauge, but will bo operated as a
narrow gauge to begin with." Matte
Tho Gazette ssys: There is trouble
brewing botwoon Toohey & Robinson,
railroad contractors, in Cochise county,
and parties who are familiar with the
situation Bay that a bustup will soon
ensue between them. Mr. Toohoy is
expected to arrive in Phoenix soon.
News reached Bisbee this week of
tho death of Jack Keating in Mexico,
whore he was at work on his mining
claims. Mr. Keating was well known
in Bisbee and was formerly associated
with L. O. Shattock in thobeer busi
ness. .Ho has many friends hero who
will sincerely mourn
his untimely de-
DEDICATION Of THE CAPITOL
Program of the
To tho Editor of the Review:
The committee on dedication of the
territorial capitol building, desire
through your valuable paper, to extend
a cordial invitation to all the citizens
of the territoi-y of Arizona, and as
many others as desire to bo present, at
the dedication of the new capitol build
ing, on the afternoon of February 25th,
Grand Parde. Music.
Dedication Services. Speaking.
Grand civic parade will be made up
of federal and territorial officials.
Members of -the Twenty-first legisla
tive assembly, national guards, cadets
of university, normal and Indian
school, fire brigades, various fraternal
lodges, and associations, prominent cit
izens, and all other organizations who
may desire to participate.
Arriving at the capitol grounds a
very interesting program will be pre
sented, consisting" of music from the
bands, orations, dedication. The
speakers will be His Excellency N. O.
Murphy; President E. S. Ives of the
council; Speaker P. P. Parker of the
house, and Chief Justice Street, orator
of the day, as also representatives from
the counties of the territory.
Following the dedicatory services
there will be a reception by the gover
nor in his rooms, and the secretary in
his rooms: President of the council in
the council chambers and speaker of
the house in the assembly chambers.
Excursion rates are arranged for on
the various railroads.
The citizens of Phoenix are prepar
ing to entertain all who come. A gen
eral representation from all parts of
the territory, as well
The following are the committees:
Parade and program J. M. Ford,
Aaron Goldberg, Gen. H. F. Robinson,
James B. Alexander, J. W. Bonham.
Decorations O. L. Geer, T. E. Camp
bell, Steve Romer. M. J. Riordan, E.
S. Perkins, Barkley, O. M. Shannon,
Andrew Kimball, M. G. Burns and B.
Refreshments J. B. Finley, C. C,
Warner, E. T. Ijams, J. B. Corbett.
Kecention uov. JN. u. Murpny. u,,
S. Ives, P. P. Parker,
Printing Geo. P.
Charles, Alex Barker.
Blair, Kean St
Chairman Gov. in
ments A. C. Bernard.
Chairman Committee on Invitations
S. Y. Barkley.
Two Miners Found Dead.
Geerge Wheatley, a well known mi
ner, was found dead in his tent one
half mile from Shultz yesterday. Be
side him. lay the body of a Mexican
miner whose name could not be
learned. Together the men had been
working upon some claims which are
owned by Davis &Smith of this city.
The dea,h of the men is surrounded
in mystery, but there seems to bo
enough circrmstantial proof to show
that they met their deaths through as
phyxiation. The night was cold and
the men were accustomed to bringing
a dutch oven filled with coals to the
tent to warm it up. It is a well known
fact that mesquite charcoals produce a
deadly gas, and many old miners in Ar
izona havo had experiences which con
vince them that death will result from
breathing the fumes of coals of this
kind in a closed room.
But the bodies of both men were
burned, which can hardly be accounted
for. J. ii. Uavaney, wnowas witn tne
men until last week, says that they
slept upon beds of "Arizona feathers,"
which contain oil and the dry state are
highly llamable. He thinks that a dog
that slept in the tent with the mon
knocked over the oven and the coalB
ignited the "feathers."
George Wheatley was well known in
Tucson. He was about forty years of
age and leaves a divorced wife in this
city. "Ho came to Arizona twenty
years ago from Englard and was em
ployed at the Silver Boll camp as cook.
r.n.t,ni' he encratred in mininsr. Ho had
boon at the camp where ho met death
about three months. In England he
leaves a brother and his mother. An
inquest will bo held this afternoon at
Schultz. Tho supposition is that thoy
had been dead since last Monday.
A correspondent writing from Eu
reka district to tho Prescott Journal
Miner says: "Pete Soreusen, who has
spent several years and all he mado in
prospecting, for tho ledgo which fur
nished tho hundreds of thousands of
dollars of gold taken out of tho old
Placea gulch in Eureka mining dis
trct, was rewarded last week for his
labor. In company with William Dun
lap he found a four-inch streak in a
four-foot ledgo which horns easy $500
in gold per ton on tho surface, tho gold
being largo and heavy and of the
samo character as all the gold takon
out of the gulch. Tho ledgo crosses
tho Placea gulch about three-quarters
of a mile above whero the highest de
posit of gold was found, and the gen
tlemen are very sanguino over their
Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 18. The Leg
islature has had a serene week, yet
one filled with a great deal of effective
work. Legislative work, you know, j
isn't to be measured by the number of
bills passed. Thus far the governor
has. signed only Ave", and no one of
them is of much importance. The
latest bills to become laws compel em
ployers to have at least a monthly pay
day and prohibit tampering with sew
ers. Most of the week has been spent
in sweet commerce with the Kode.
The assembly has been dallying with
the penal end thereof, while the coun
cil has been working over the part
that deals with education.
It is probable that the new statutes
on education will be a wide departure
from those now in force. As a starter,
there is a strong disposition toward
raising the salary of the territorial su
perintendent from the paltry $100 a
month to at least $200. It is felt that
the change would conduce to even bet
ter service than that now so efficiently
given by Superintendent Long. Cur
iously enough, Long was superintend
ent when the last material changes
were made in the school laws, back
about 1885. The main objection to the
present law seems to be over the man
ner of issuing teachers' certificates by
county boards. It is alleged that too
often county boards are not of full com
petency, tnat there is a cnance lor iav
oritism. Further, it is believed that
all certificates Issued should be terri
torial certificates and these county
boards should not grant. So it" is pro
posed to turn in to the territorial board
of examiners all papers received by
county boards of examiners or by the
county school superintendent, acting
instead of the board, and to issue none
save territorial certificates. The
whole legislature appears to be inter
ested in educational matters and to be
fully willing to give the schools the
first chance at the revenue. All the
educational appropriations are going
through In good shape, though the
university and Tempe normal appro
priations may be pared down a cent In
the general readjustment of appropria
tions that is scheduled for this after
noon in the house.
The matter of appropriation is hav
ing the most serious of attention among
the legislators. Some of them started
in with the idea that the territorial le
vy might be kept down to about 85
cents. The bills that are being con
sidered this afternoon in committee of
the whole make-un a total of 105, and
they do not constitute all the appropri
ations either. Some of the assembly
men are reconciled to a tax of 1 per
cent. It is probable that the territor
ial levy will be larger next year than
has ever been before been known. Few
people are aware that the territorial
levy hasn't been enough to carry on
the territorial government and insti
tutions for many years and that there
has been a growing deficit, merely be
cause legislatures havo shied at in
creasing the levy.
The agricultural committee has fav
orably reported back Ivy's irrigation
systora bill, but consideration of the
measure by the house has been de
ferred till March 1. This was at the
request of Kimball, who said he want
ed to confer with his constituents of
the upper Gila valley over it. The bill
is one that follows out the Colorado su
preme court decisions and the recom
mendations of tho noted Kibby decis
ion and declares that the water is wed
ded to the land, in tho order of priority
of appropriation and irrigation.
Mr. Kimball introduced another Buf
falo exposition bill, to take the place of
the other, supposea y Kiueu ou -iur
keeps." The first bill provided for a
tax levy of four cents for the proper
display 'of Arizona's productions at
Buffalo. The new bill is for a two and
one-hd' cent levy, a tax that wou'd
raise about $9,000. Two of the boom
ers of tho exposition, Messrs. Lawless
and Gaines are with the Legislature
this w'eek and will stay till definite ac
tion is taken. The exposition commis
sioners of Arizona were appointed by
Governor Murphy about six months ago
with tho expectation generally that the
appointments wero only compliment
ary, in flioenix loo cuminissiuu uus
for members Rev-
Lewis Halsey, r reel
Wood, of tho McNeil Co., and J. W.
Rpnhiim. If the bill coos through, tho
inonov will bo used in tho erection of
u neat little building in Moorish stylo,
wherein could be attractively dis
nlavcd the county exhibits sent by tho
supervisors and tho contributions of
agricultural communities and mining
Gray has slipped in another prUon
removal bill, about tho same measure
that was interred a week aaro. It came
us nn accompaniment to tho bill that
appropriated $25,000 for the improve
ment of tho old prison.
Tho Legislature has put itself on
record in favor of tho reclamation of
tho arid litnds of the west by govern
mental aid and has passed a resolution
to that effect, a resolution that camo
from Mr. Fowler, who is tho chairman
of tho Maricopa county water storago
committee and tho new committeeman
for Arizona, for tho national irrigation
congress. The resolution was copied
from on" adopted by tho last national
irrigation congress. The congress has
moved upon tho oast and now Is trying
to gain reservoirs in the west by show
ing the New York and Chicago busi
ness men that trade would be increased
through their co-operation.
Jas. H. McClintock.
C0BRE GRANDE LITIGATION.
Injunction Suit Filed Against Hallen
borg Interests W. C. Oreene
uains Every Point Litigation
In the Cobre Grande litigation two
steps were taken in the district court'
at Phoenix this week. Some time ago
A. W. Hallenborg of New York filed a
petition for intervention in the case of
the Cobre Grande Copper Company
versus W. C. Greene, George Mitchell
and the Phoenix national bank. The
case was argued and vpstprdnv u. rDO
ordered that the petition hn rinnlo)
Exceptions were taken and notice of
appeal to the supreme court was given.
The other step was the filing of an
injunction suit by W. C. Greene against
J. H. Costello of Buffalo, Axel W. Hal
lenborg of New York city and the
Phoenix national bank.
The complaint recites that on Decem
ber 12, 1900, the plaintiff agreed to buy
of E.B Gage,' who agreed to sell to
him, 115,049 shares of stock of the Co
bre Grande company at $2.50 a share;
that Mr. Gage held the stock 'in trust
for various owners; that he paid to Mr.
Gage fifty cents per share on the stock
as a first payment, in accordance with
the contract; that 8,000 shares of this
stock belonged to Mr. Hallenborg and
was held in escrow in the Phoenix na
tional bank. Also that Mr. Costello at
the time claimed to own 40,517 9-10
shares of stock, then in Mr. Gage'e
trust, and that Mr. Costello partici
pated in the negotiations so far as they
applied to him, and that he received
fifty cents per share for his stock.
The plaintiff savt he is now rpnflv tn
make the second payment of $1 per
share on the stock in accordance with
the contract, and has deposited with
the bank $1 per share for all stock ex
cept that owned by Messrs. Costello
and Hallenborg. He also alleges that
the contract was entered into for the
purpose of stopping litigation and the
merging of all suits and interests in
this contract, and that per agreement
all suits between Costello and the
Greene Consolidated Copper company
in New York were to be dismissed;
that in violation of this contract a suit
is still pending in Buffalo, N. Y., and
another in New York city, and plain
tiff believes he should not be required
to make tho second payment till proof
is given of the dismissal of these suits,
at which time he is ready to carry out
his part of the contract.
The complaint says furtherthat after
plaintiff made the first payment on the
Hallenborg stock the defendant Hallen
borg filed a suit in Yavapai county to
set aside the contract, claiming fraud
and asking leave to intervene in a suit
in this county wherein the Cobre
Grande company is plaintiff and W. C.
Greene and others defendants, and
which is the suit referred to in the be
ginning of this article.
The plaintiff, Greene, in this case al
leges that Hallenborg has repudiated
the contract and believes that he,
(jreene, snoum not be called upon to
make the second payment on the Hal
lenborg stock till the suit in Yavapai
county is dismissed. He further says
that should the stock in escrow be re
turned it will work irreparable injury
to him for which he would have no re
course in law, wherefore he asks that
the bank bo enjoined from declaring a
forfeiture, and that Messrs. Costello
and Hallenborg be restrained from ask
ing for the second payment upon the
stock. The Injunction was issued.
The Cook Qnit His Job.
Joe Boot, the stage robber, partner
of the notorious Pearl Hart, Arizona's
female bandit, escaped from tho terri
torial prison last Wednesday evening
and has not yet been apprehended, al
though every effort toward his recap
ture has boen exerted.
"Boots," with Pearl Hart, was con
victed of stage robbery in Pinal county
over a year ngo and was sentenced to
ten jears in the penitentiary. Ho was
an exemplary prisoner, always obedi
ent and never giving tho management
tho slightest trouble whatever. As a
reward for good behavior ho was made
o sort of a "trusty" and was employed
as cook at Superintendent Brown's res
idence. For some timo ho had per
formed his duties well, always report
ing promptly at tho prison gato for ad
mittance after his work was done, and
Mr. Brown had not entertained tho
slightest fear of his escape. In his ex
traordinary behavior since his impris-
uuiueiib wiu way "uoots," However,
was employing far better judgment
than ho had exhibited previous to that
time, for ho was wisoly laying the
foundation for a successful escape.
After dinner had been served at tho
superintendent's residence Wednesday
evening "Boots" placed the kitchen
and dining room in order and then
throw up his job, without giving tho
usual notlco of a dissatisfied servant,
and left, presumably in search of a
moro congenial situation. His absence
was discovered in a short time, but his
whereabouts havo not yet been learned.