OCR Interpretation

Arizona republican. [volume] (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1890-1930, July 27, 1898, Image 7

Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84020558/1898-07-27/ed-1/seq-7/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 7

" f !SJ Ofay ' -
Out of 242 gold, silver, copper and
lead mines owned by corporations in
the states and territories west of the
Missouri river and in two states east
of the river Michigan and Minnesota
it is found by checkng them out that
122 of them, more than one-half of all,
are paying dividends to their stock
holders. These do not include mines owned
and operated by individuals, or pri
vate firms, only those which are incor
porated and are being worked in the
states and territories mentioned above.
It may be doubted whether there is
any other industry commercial or other
that can make an equally good show
ing. The Mining and Scientific Press
of San Francisco draws attention to a
circumstance which has a bearing on
this matter ,as showing how impossible
it would be for a paying mining prop
erty to collapse and go into bank
ruptcy as did a few weeks ago an old
established mercantile . house of Bos
ton. It says:
"Reference was recently made to
casual comment on the 'transitory' na
ture of mining, the point in reply be
ing that mining partakes of the nature
of permanency to the same extent of
any other form of business, and that it
is no uncommon thing to note the' col
lapse and disappearance of old estab
lished and apparently prosperous busi
nesses of every kind. A case in point
occurred last week the failure of the
Boston Woven Hose and Rubber com
pany. Here was a long established,
conservative, intelligently - managed
concern, paying dividends steadily for
years at the rate of 8 per cent per an
num, and its stock above par 115.
Yet it has been swept out of existence
by some one of the many ground swells
n the coming and going of commercial
tides. This was a fair representative of
'solid' business. Its owners and man
agers might possibly think mining un
safe and unreliable, a 'transitory prop
osition. Yet where In the history of
mining is found instance where a min
ing corporation, paying regular divi
dends, its stock selling at $115 on the
$100, and carefully managed and intel
ligently directed, collapsed in a similar
way to this 'solid' Boston concern?
Failure is liable in any firm of legiti
mate business, mining, manufacturing
or mercantile, in the former probably
to a less aggregate percentage than in
the latter two. As for permanence and
continuity of mining, there are quartz
and hydraulic gold mines in California
that have been worked profitably and
continuously for nearly forty years;
recently the Eissenzecher Zug mine,
near Sigen, Germany, celebrated the
400h anniversary of its continuous
working; the Rio Tinto of Spain has
yielded almost continuously for over
1,000 years. The list might be extend
ed indefinitely."
the metal symmetrically in a latera
direction and flatten the grooves tq
substantially the same amount upon
each side.
Five patents affecting the mining
industry were granted during the week
ending June 28, 1898:
To Alfonso Pesant of Brooklyn, N.
Y., for a crushing roll, consisting of a
shaft having sections of different di
ameters, a roll cylinder having sections
of corresponding diameters mounted
thereon, and means for securing the
toll cylinder to the shaft.
To Orville M- Morse of Jackson,
Mich., for a separator, a combination
of the screen frame, the screen, therein,
means for imparting motion thereto,
a feed frame above the screen, flexible
straps fcr suspending the feed frame
over the screen, circular disks secured
to the screen, to which the upper ends
of the straps are secured, and means
for rotating tlie disks to adjust the
feed frame.
To Stephen P. Quick of Johannes
burg, South Africa, for a machine for
shaping or forging and sharpening
rock- drills. A die fitted with an in
ciined cutter, so disposed or arranged
as to constitute that portion of the die
which affects the formation of the ex
treme cutting edge on the drill simul
taneously with the formation of the
tapering or angular faces, the cutter
being set at such an inclination as to
form the desired bevel at the cutting
point of the drill in addition to the
cutting edge.
To Ernest Holmes cf London, Eng
land, for a portable electric drill a com
"binacion with a magnet core and mag
net, of two crescent-shaped poU
pieces secured to the under side of the
core, a yoke frame secured to and de
pending from the pole pieces and ter
minating in a central spindle bearing,
an armature spindie journaled in the
bearing, an armature fixed to the up
per end of the spindle and arranged tc
rotate between the pole pieces, an un
der frame mounted below the yoke
and forming a drill spindle bearing, a
drill spindle journaled in the bearing
and provided with a gear wheel, a pin
ion fixed to the armature spindle, a
gear wheel and a pinion journaled one
above he other in the under frame, the
latter gear wheel and pinion meshing
with the aforesaid wheel and pinion, a
sleeve screwed upon the lower end of
the under frame, a drill fixed to the
spindle, an elastic washer fixed in the
sleeve and having its lower edge ex
posed below the same, handles secured
to the magnet core, and a casing sur
rounding the operating mechanism of
he drill and having ts lower portion
tapered toward and secured to the un
der frame.
To Peter M. Weber of Munhall, Pa.,
for rolls having at the first pass reg
istering projections arranged to form s
single upper and lower ,- registering
groove In the metal, and succeeding
passes having symmetrical flatter and
wider projections arranged to sprer
Coke for the United Globe mines
! has been coming in more freely the
j past week, and it is reported there are
ja number of cars of coke on the side
! track this side of the sub-agency .
j Jake Abraham from Silver City, N.
M., was at Globe from Saturday till
(Tuesday last, looking the camp over
meat. Mr. Abraham resided there for
several years prior to the spring of
1882, and found a number of his old
friends glad to see him. He will prob
ably return in the fall.
Al Sieber came in from Pinto creek
yesterday. He informed us that the
mines which Con Crowley and he are
developing, and which they own joint
ly with W. T. and H. H. McNelly and
D. R. Williamson, show steady im
provement as development progresses.
Good bodies of coper are have been
found on several claims of the group,
and some of the ore runs well in gold.
Silver Belt.
- Murray Innes returned to Globe last
Saturday from California, where he.
spent two months combining business
with pleasure. While in Los Angeles
he concluded the sale of four copper
claims near Webster gulch to an east
ern party. Mr. Innes says the Globe
district is attracting much, attention
in mining circles and there promises
to be an active inquiry for mines, es
pecially copper properties in that sec
tion the coming fall.
Will Ryan who has been living in
Grant county, N. M., for the past sev
eral years, and was in charge of the
Simpson copper smelter, arrived in
Globe last Saturday for a short stay.
He has not lost his attachment for
Globe and may decide to return there
with his family to reside. Mrs. Ryan
and children are at present living in
Deming. Mr. Ryan is a practical
smelter man and was for many years
with the Old Dominion Copper com-.
pany, before the purchase of the prop
erty by its present owners.
Another draft was made at the Unit
ed Globe mines Monday, reducing the
force, so we are informed, to about 30
to 35 men. The company has had
many obstacles to contend with, chief
of which has been the delay in the ar
rival of coke and building materials.
The erection of a hospital building has
been begun, and an extension to the
smelter is being built to accommodate
the new furnace to be completed and
the smelter ready to blow ia within
couple of weeks. It is not probable,
however, that smelting wil be resumed
at an early date. Silver Belt.
James A. Fleming is elated over re
cent developments on the Diamond H
group of mines. The new working
shat at a depth of 70 feet is in rich
suipMde ore, which covers the whole
bouom of the shaft. It is expected
iiiu-i water will be struck at 80 feet.
At another place on the surface four
feet of ore has been uncovered, which
assays high in gold, some of it $150
to the ton. In sinking an old shaft
water was struck, strongly impregnat
ed with copper. An analysis of the
water made by L. V. Coombs, assayer,
gave a return of 22 pounds of copper
to 100 gallons of water. Mr. Fleming
believes that in the Diamond H he has
one of the most promising mines in
Globe district and we hope his expec
tations will be realized, as there is no
one more deserving' of success than he.
Silver Belt-
Some interesting facts regarding re
cently acquired knowledge of the bot
tom of the sea were eiven in a lecturf
on submarine cables delivered in ParH
by M. J. Depelley under the auspices c".
the French colonial union. The fol
lowing extracts are made by Ciel e'
Terre, Paris:
"The knowledge of the depths of thf
sea is a comparatively new science, tha
light on the nature and configuration
of the ocean's bottom having been ob
tained hrough the progress cf subma
rine telegraphy.
"Before this, navigators confined
their efforts to the discovery of tlu
boundaries of the surface, and nothing
UUUi, .iijw; taui, LllUtot? Will
sailed over it than the fact that the
abyss beneath was 3,000 to 30,000 feot
ueep. i,n.ue attention was given to the
depths of the sea until the day when
the first essays toward submarine tele
graphy gave the immediate interest of
utility to this new study.
Up to that time soundings had
scarcely been made anywhere except
on coasts, in the mouths of rivers an
in harbors, where the depth might be
so slight as to threaten the safety of
vessels. But when submarine telegra
phy came to demand as exact know!,
edge as possible of the sea bottom, with
all its variations, soundings were ex
tended, and the means of investigating
great depths were studied. A large
number of deep sea soundings have
now been made by the French, English
and American navies principally by
the English, in view or telegraphic pro
jects. They do not yet enable us to
draw a map of the sea bottom; as we
make a chart of an explored region, but
they give an idea of the broad lines oi
configuration of the submarine surfac:
of the earth.
"Thus, the Mediterranean, is now
quite well known, and we are almost
certain that it is nowhere more than
11,000 feet deep. In the Atlantic there
have rarely been found depths greater
than 20,000 or less than 6,000 feet, ex
cept near the coasts.
"One more important result of these
studies is the Indication that the sea
bottom, in deep places, is, except in
certain regions, remarkably regular. Ir.
the north Atlantic, which has hitherto
been best explored, the slopes are so
regular and gentle that Huxley assert
ed that he might travel by carriage
from the coast of Ireland to Newfound
land, if the ocean were dried up. From
Ireland there is a regular incline out
to about ISO miles from the coast, anc.
this could easily be descended. Thence
extends, for a distance of 1,200 miles, a
central plateau that has few irregulari
ties or surface; the surface of this
plateau is 12 000 to 15,000 feet below
the sea level, and although Mont Blanc
could be submerged there, it would be
easy enough to travel over this sur
face, which is more level than any ter
restriai piam. At the end of this pla
teau begins, an upward slope 450 mile
long, and, except for one point where
probably an extra horse would be re
quired, the carriage would easily reach
im ewiounaiana.
"Another interesting fact is that t.hp
deep sea bottom everywhere appears to
bo in the same condition a layer of
soft slime, smooth to the touch, formed
of a mass of microscopic shells. This is
found in almost all oceans, even in the
Pacific, the only difference being slight
variations of color." Translated for
the Literary Digest
Denver Mllionaire Goes Abroad
Spend His Money.
New York, July 26. Two unusual
friends sailed together in the Cam
pania bound for a European trip that
will cost time and money without stint
One was David Moffat, banker and sil
ver king of Colorado. The other ws.s
Tom Gay, head waiter of the Fifth Xv
enue hotel, who travels as the guest,
of Mr. Moffat.
The two men weren't acquainted p.
few weeks ago, when Moffat entered
the hotel. He is worth $40,000,000, and
has nothing to do hut spend tt He
dresses well, lives well and scatters hi?
money on all sides. His appearance at
the hotel was a signal for advance in
the amount of tips all along the line.
A dollar for a glass of Ice water was
cheap, and if anything stronger wa
called for the waiter could keep the
change, no matter what it might be.
The mine owner had no idea' of go
ing abroad when he came here, but he
soon tired of New York in summer and
determined on a foreign trip. He is a
sociable man, and never cares to travel
aione, so he cast about for a compan
ion. He found him in Gay, the head wai
ter, who had been at the hotel for
thirty years. They had mutual likes
and dislikes, and became such fast
friends that the millionaire suggests
a foreign trip abroad, of indefinite dis
tance and time, he to pay all expenses.
Gay was delighted and these two, the
silver king and the waiter, sailed on
the Campania yesterday.
Mr. Moffat was the lay figure and
victim in a remarkable robbery In 1880.
when he was president of the First Na
tional bank in Denver. He was sit
ting in his office when a respectable !
looking stranger entered unannounced
"I have a check for $21,000," said the
fellow in a cool way. "In my other
hand I have a bottle of nitro-glycerine
as you will see. Sign that check, or
der the cashier to pay it to me or 1
will blow you and myself to hell. Don't
make a false move or I will throw it
at your feet."
Moffat signed the check and took the
stranger to the cashier. Both mer
preserved their nerve and nothing un
usual was noticed. The man received
the $21,000 and with a warning glance
at Moffat, disappeared. He has not i
been seen since, though the bank has
spent a small fortune on detectives.
The bottle was found in a hallway.' It
contained castor oil.
Gates Ion Works
Imperial Mining Machinery.
Kstablislied 55 years.
gates imperial vanners.
gates high grade rolls.
GATES Smelters and Concentrators
650 EIson Ave..ChIcaxo.
151 Fulton Street, Chicago, H
Our Frue Vanner still leads all Con
centrators. Catalogues free on Hoists,
Stamps, Smelters, Tramways, Crushers,
etc. Estimates on request.
23 to is7 North. Second Street.
COPELAND & McCALLUM, - - - - - Proprietors
Machinery, Supplies and Castings.
Machinery of all Kinds Built and Repaired.
The duke of Norfolk is an exceedi
ngly kind hearted, quiet, unassuming
man; but on one occasion he gave a
postoffice young woman a severe
fright. She had got into the habit of
ruling the public with a rod of iron
and flavoring her remarks with a good
deal of impudence. The duke saw
and heard much of this while he was
writing his telegram, recounts the Lon
don Telegraph. When his turn came
the young woman took his telegram,
read it, and dashed it back to him, say
ing snappishly:
"Put your name to it. What's your
"That will do," said the duke, joint
ing to the signature, "Norfolk."
"That's not the name of a man; that
ia the name of a country," snapped
the clerk.
The duke took the telegram and pro
ceeded to write another, which ran:
"Permanent Secretary, G. P. O., Lon
don: Clerk at this office exceedingly
insolent to the public; reprimand se
verely; dscharge on second complaint.
The -Postmaster General."
As he handed it in he observed:
"This is official and will go free."
When the young woman read it she
nearly had a fit; but, as the duke only
intended to give her a lesson, he con
sented after much entreaty and prom
ise r amendment, to destroy the sec
ond telegram.
Maker everything In
Machine Work of all
kinds, and General
Telephone 97.
South Seventh Avenue.
Hon. N. O. Murphy, who was for tha
second time appointed governor of
Arizona yesterday, was seen at the
Nonnandie last evenng. He was ap
pointed to succeed Myron. H. McCord,
who was named tor the governorship
of the territory fcy President McKin
ley after a very prolonged nd hot fight
among several aspirants, Governor
Murphy being a warm supporter a
McCord. The latter resigned his office
to take command of a regiment of
troops raised ly himself.
The new governor is so well known
in Washington that extended descrip
tion of him is not necessary. He is
one of the broad minded, big hearted
amiable and iorceful scrt of men that
predominate in the west. His genial
manner meies him friends every
where. He was a member of the Fifty
fourth congress, where he did splendid
service for Arizona, Trat he was never
beaten for -congress, as was stated in
a local paper, nor for any other office.
His former administration of the
governorship of the territory was in
Phoenix, - - - Arizona.
The Largest Foundry 'n Arizona J Builders of Mining and MSflmg
Machinery j Shoes and Dies a Specialty.
Sanitary Plumbing, Gas Fatting, Hot Water and Steam
Phoenix, Arizona.
21 North First Avenue,
every way satisfactory, and his ap
pointment now will please the peoplei
regardless of parties, for he counts
some of his strongest personal friends
among the democrats.
Governor Murphy is a native of
Maine, but in early life taught school
in Wisconsin. He went to Arisona;
however, when it had but few hun
dred inhabitants and has been a po
tent factor in Its detlopment A
brother, Prank Murphy, is considered
the most progressive man in the terri
tory, and is one of the wealthiest citi
zens. Washington Post
First John, iv., 18, fells the people
Tiow tm live and enjoy life.
You cannot tell by a man's looks
how much he owes.
Stormy days are always on hand
when we are looking for sunshine.
Life is full of trouble to the man
that's full of booze, but he doesn't usu
ally realize it.
Fish lies are innocent, but they get
people in the habit of thinking that
everything is "fish."
Bad debts are liable to outlaw, hut
the reputaton of the man who allowa
them to never does.
A broad minded man, in the opinion,
of the street loafer, is one who always
has the price of a drink to loan.
Do not accuse a man of doing wrong
just because your neighbors do. They
may be telling him as much about you
as they are telling you about him.
Those who sing the prettiest in
church do not sing the prettiest at
Sometimes the fewer acquaintances
a man has the fatter his pocketbook
It is often just as well to appear a
little stupid at times if you don't carry
it to excess.
Half of life is' hope, but half of hope,
isn't life hope is good as an incentive
but not as a reality.
Love is a very one-sided affair when
the husband thinks he should have all
of it and carries none of it home to his
ssisii 'kr ' " lift "

xml | txt