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MINER
VOL. 1.
MINERAL PARK, A. T., SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1882.
COUNTY
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
JOS. P. HARGRAVE, W. S. KCPHEETERS,
District Attorney. Assist. U. S. Ditt. Att'y.
J. MONROE ROBINSON, JOS. W. ROBINSON,
Assist. Dlst. Att'y, Assist. & Notory Public.
Uargrrrwe, 3XoIliccters, Kob
lnson &Xtollxisoii.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Prescott, Arizona.
E. X.. BURDICK, M.
PHYSICIAN ' AND SUBGEON
Mineral Park, A. T.
W. G. BLAKELY,
ATTOR3VEY A.T Z-A.'W,
Mineral Park, A. T.
Cu Ckusckha F. P. Dakk
cHURcnixr. & danw,
ATTONEX8 AJJO " XiA."W:
Prescott, A. T,
J. W. STJEPHEHSOir,
Attorney &. Counselor ivtXavw
Datixwi Attobnei & Notaby Public.
Mineral Park, A. T.
A. E. AYIS,
OltTVJH X AT JLAW,
Mineral Park, A. T.
1T0M0FS STOKE
Having recently brought from San
Francisco a full line of
Gents Furnishing Goods,
0T1R1ILS, CLOTHM
And a fine lot of
Fall and "Winter Suits,
Also an excellent assortment of
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Blankets,
TOBACCO AND CIGARS.
1 am prepared to sell at reduced
prices. The public are cordially
invited to give me a call,
CHAS. ATCHISSOtf.
Union Pass Station.
This station has changed hands
and is now under the
management of
WILLIAM REED.
HAY & BARLEY
ALWAYS OX OAJSD.
The Purest water in the County,
Meals at all Hours.
"The table will be under the
supervision of Mrs. Keed
and will be supplied
with f.lin lifit flirt
.EjLEPMAXTS at sea.
The voyage of the elephants pre
sonted by the King of the Belgians
from India to Africa, was an eventful
one. The task of slinging the bulky
pachyderms off the wharf into the
ship was simply enormous. A gear
adapted to a weight of twenty tons
was rigged, and the mammoths being
got into position were safely slung ou
board, and the stuamer started. Out
Trt-ses-ke great "Eeasts would persist
in standing .up all day and night.
and the swaying of their huge bodies
with the motion of the ship nearly
dislocated even their columnar legs
nearly fractured, also, tho tinbers of
the deck. But at last they were urged
into kneeling down, while a judicious
addition of props kept the deck in its
place, and thus the elephants got
safely across the seas to Zanzibar.
Then came a difficulty how were the
creatures to be landed? The ship
could not go nearer to the shore than
two miles' and there was neither raft.
nor lighter, nor any other appliance
for transporting them to land. Could
they swim? No one knew.
There was nothing for it but to try,
bo one or tne monsters its name
was the Budding Lily, and it stood
ten feet high was gravely dropped
overboard, with a man on its back.
The elephant solemnly sank until
the man was under water, and then
as solemnly re-appeared. One look
round sufficed to explain the position
to the poor beast, which, hopeless of
ever reaching the distant shore, turn
ed around and made frantic efforts
to get on board again. In vain the
mahout belabored it. The elephant
kept its head against the ship's side,
in vain ttiey tried to tow it beiiina a
boat, for though, whtn exhausted
with struggling, the huge bulk was
dragged a short distance, returning
strength soon enabled it to drag the
boat back to tho ship.
And so for an hour, rain pelting
hard all tho time, the wretched mons
ter floundered about in the sea, and
scrambled against the ship's timbers,
now floating alongside without any
sign of life, now plunging madly
arou nd with the ridiculous boat in
tow. That it would have drowned
ultimately seemed beyond donbt, but
on a sudden the great thing's intelli
gence supplemented that of the hu
man beings who were with it, and
making up its mind that life was
worth another effort, and that tho
ship was unscalable, the elephant
began to swim. Again and again,
before it reached tho first saudbank,
its strength or pluck failed; but the
boat was always at hand to encourage
or irritate it to renewed exertions,
and so at last, after nearly four hours
immersion, tuo lirst behemoth got on
shore. Away in the distance those
watching froin the ship could make
out the great black bulk creeping up
the sward. Under a tree close by
stood its attendant, and in the enjo3r
mentof the monstrous cakes of sugar,
rum, flour, nd spices which had been
prepared for it, and tho luxury of a
careful rubbing down with warm
blankets, the Captain Webb of the
elephant world recovered its equani
mity and spirits-
Her companions, the Flower Gar
land, Beauty, and the "Wonder Inspi
rer, emboldened by Budding Lily's
performance, soon joined her on Afri
can soil.
Telluride Ores of Boulder C'oimiy,
Colorado.
Telluride ores are so rave, that a
brief account of their occurrence in
Bouldor county may not bo uninter
esting. Only twice before in the his
tory of mining had they been en
countered in any quantity in the
mountains of Transylvania and in
Calaveras county, California but in
neither instance in snch novelty and
abundance as they exist in Boulder
county. The Telluride belt, as at
present known, is about thirteen
miles long by three miles in width,
extending in a northerly direction
through Gold Hill, which is nve
miles from its southerly extieinity.
The country rock, which is at the
northern part of the belt, is a mica
ceous or gneissic schist, is in the re
maining portion principally gneissic
granite, All the lodes carry mineral
of a simil ar character, but they may
be divided into three classes, each
distinguished by tho kind of rock en
Hosing it, "First, lodes in gneissic
Melng the richest and
f mi n pr Flf-nnnd.
nd porphyry,
jnic:: 'pons
e-j
uride vein yet opened in tho country
The slifrht local variations of the
country rock in this belt have no ob
served relation to tho contents of the
lodes, differing in this respect from
the telluride veins in Transylvania
The most noticeable variation in tho
character of the contents of some of
the veins is the gradual partial sub
stitution of tho sulphide species for
the telluride.
Telluride ores contain a large
proportion of gold and silver, and are
therefore very valuable. Calaverite
from the Slide mine, has yielded as
much as forty-four per cent, gold
while svlvaulio contains about
twenty-five per ceni. gold and twelve
per cent silver, and petzite twenty
five per cent, gold and forty per
cent, silver.
The Slide mine, Gold Hill, exhib
its telluride ore of almost every vari
etv occurring in the district. The
collection weighs over 3000 pounds
and includes pieces varying in size
from hand specimens to lumps
weighing half a ton. The latter
which are from GOO feet below the
surface are of the usual bluish gray
quartz rock, and show the width of
the "pay." The smaller pieces have
been selected for their richness of
variety. In some tho telluride ce
curs in solid mass, free from all rocky
material; in others it impregnates
the rock. Sylvaniteand petzito are
the most abundant varieties, with
some albaite and hessito. The mine
has produced some beautiful calaver
ite crystals, which are remarkably
rare, out none were observed in tne
exhibit. Native gold occurs in tho
telluride ores quite frequently, and
many of the pieces on exhibition
show it in tho form of wires, lumps
and incrustations. News and Cour
ler.
Extkaoedixary Blast. There are
at present some very interesting ex
periments being carried out at Messrs.
W. Pease & Co.'s limestone quar
ries, vearciaie. The output at tne
present time is estimated at 200 tons
per week. The ordinary system of
hand drilling has been adopted from
the commencement until very recent-
when a number of deep holes have
been drilled by machine power. One
of the holes, described and known by
the quarrymeu as the Jumbo hole.
has been drilled to a depth of 18 ft. ,
by 2 in. diameter. The hole was
drilled and completed in about four
hours, and by an excellent system in
charging the hole, was blasted, using
450 lbs. of powder, whereby it is esti.
mated that over 3,000-tons of rock has
been removed, and is acknowledged
to be one of the largest and most
effective blasts ever known in the
district, and at tho same time the
output can be very considerably in
creased. Tho machine employed at
these extensive quarries is tho well-
known Cranston patent rock drill, of
Newcastle-mi-Tyne. London Min
ing Journal.
Patriotism not to be Brought I KTO
Disrepute. A Memphis magistrate
had before him' recently a young man
who at a masked ball the night before
had figured as George Washington,
to whom however, his resemblance
was so entirely superficial that ho
became drunk and abusive before
the night was over. The magistrate
pronounced sentence in the following
homely but emphatic language :''Now
if you had got drunk as a private
citizen, and had cussed and ripped
around as such, I should have fined
you 5; but inasmuch as you appear
ed at the masked ball and committed
the offense while personating the
character of George Washington, the
revered father of his country, I will
have to gently stick you for 20. I
won't have this patriotism business.
brought into disrepute."
Startling rumors of a threatened
outbreak at San Carlos are rife. It
is said that great dissatisfaction is
felt by the Indians at tho course
pursued by Crook in forcing them
up to count every morning, and that
an outbreak may bo expected at any
time if the course is persisted in,
One report even goes so far as to
state that Crook has been warned off
tho reserve, and that the chiefs have
told him that if he does not leave
the reservation he will be killed.
The latest news received somewhat
confirms the report. Crook has dis
continued counting, giving as a
easou that ho has got all on tho res
ervation that are possible, and that
ho now knows V ct number and
who they are. xe Times.
Senator Saw
7QY, of Wisconsin, is '
iid afi x'tiona. Call -
vL
morning, he asked them, as a testi
mony of their love for him, to learn
to make their own clothes and cook a
good dinner. "They promised, and
not long after invited pa and ma and
a few friends to dine with them.
They cooked the dainty dinner, and
wore handsome gowns made by
themselves. The Senator's pleasure
thereat took form in the shape of a
25,000 check to each. A very top
Sawyer indeed to those maidens.
W.S.CLABK.
The finest Wines, Liquors
&
Cigars.
Billiard and Pool Table
Would say to my friends of Mohave Co.
that I am ready at all times to sup
ply tneir wishes.
CALL AND SEE
Me and you
WILL BE SATISFIED THAT
THE MAGNOLIA
IS UP TO THE TIMES.
MINERAL PARK DRUGSTORE
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HYDE A
DRUGGISTS &
AND DEA&ERS
, I "m-v,... - . '
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Patent Medicines,
ETC, ZE3TC, ETC,
We have also on hand
Groceries Candies, Nuts,
......
WATKINS,
APOTHECARIES
IN AIJL KINDS OF
Toilet Articles,
a fine stock of fresh
Tobacco, Cigars, &c.

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