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A Field of Treasure.
The Capo Nome gold Holds uro proving themselves worth notice, despito the many disappointing reports that have come from 'thorp. Next season will probably witness one of tho greatest of tatn pedes to the dlstriet that has oppurred yot in the history of tho Alaskati gold excitement. Hettor reports are coming on overy steamer and according to many who camo down on the Roanoke it is not only a rich coun trj, but it is ono of tho most cold regions ever discovered. Whether tho drawbacks to the country will prove more than an offset to tho auriferous richness cannot be demonstrated leforo another season. Of tho remarkable things of which tho Nome district is mado up none exceed, per haps, in wonder and interest tho rich .-trip of lcach which pans out gold in abundance for a distance of thirty miles or more. To add to tho intercut 111 this rich strip of giound tho federal authorities- in charge there havo so far refused to allow any recording of claims on It, It is a merry witli as much fieedom of action as a lot of Siwushcs in a hucklelwrry patch. Eery miner is entitled to go to work wherever there is room for his rocker to rest, as long as tho ground is not actually occupied by another. Good for minors. A miner sots hi rocker dow 11 and goes to digging. An other minor comes along and sets his rocker dowii and goes to work in a new lmlik Tlitw tlui lwili iik nominte1 fm f h long distance, and us soon as a miner has worked out his first hole with a small piece of ground around him, he picks up his rocker and moves up to another unoccupied piece of ground. It is proving u god-send to the poor devil of a miner who n aches there "broke aud dispirited, and if for nothing else, the miners are calling down blessings upon tho heads of tho authorities. Conservative miners who wero talked with today aud who do not own any interest in the Cape Xomo country hay it is rich. Some of the stories of rich cleanups and a big day's washings may bo a littlo colored, but it is not intentional. It is a ricli count ly, but from what the conservative miners say, tho Lord never made a more desperate or more trying country for a civilized man to get iuto. Tho gold bearing sand is found in n huge drift above the line of the present high tide and Iwtween that point and tho tundra embankment. The drift is ten, twenty, thirty Hiid ns high as sixty feet in width. It 1h in the form of a drift and runs along the length of the shore for a really unknown distance. The tundra bank is probably, on the aveiage, ten feet high. Then comes the rich (strip of drift and then a gradually sloping saud beach covering the distance between high and low tides and practically free gold. (.old bearing drift. How the gold-bearing drift got there Is conjectiue. The most plauslblo theory teems to be that il is only tho washed ortioii of the gold-bearing tundra, wushed by tho natural action of the wuves lashing against the tundra embankment and gradually, In the course of ago, washing them away. Tho surfaco of tho drift Is a bed of unproductive sand for a foot or eighteen inches and then comes pay dirt that is in the aggregate about the same in depth. This rosts on a bedrock of blue clay or rock. Miners with rockers mako 105 to 153 a day und in many cases as high as i!33 and )? a day. Of tho several hundred men working tho beach very few but make good money. Thero is already a uiovo on tho part of somo men to upset the regulations of the government. They aro attempting to have tho minerals laws applied 80 that a single mitiorcau locate on po much of tho beach stiip. Several miners camo down on tho Roanoke with tho oxpressed intenlion of accomplishing this object. The strip reserved is sixty feet wide from tho high water meander lino as defined by tho olllcials. This width makes the reservation extend back as a gouoral thing to tho tundra. Tho lich cruvol is not ulways of this width and in tho aggregate is not probably 1 over twenty feet wide. Alaska .Mining Record. Electric Power in Mining. Edward Bellamy in his "Looking Backward" saw many exhibitions of electric power, winch are now so common that they fail to oxcito oven more than a parsing glance, or command moro than a moment's thought. It is now in the jniwer of those who have the means at command to gratify their desires, and add to their comfoit, to touch a "button" at their bedside in the morning, light their kitchen tire, heat their diessing room, dispell tho darkness fiom their apartments, .on servants and attendants aud, with in a fow minutes, enjoy au artistically cooked breakfast, and rido to his place of business upon an uutomobile, without tho scent of coal smoke upon his rnimant or the suspicion of dust upon his electrically brushed shoes, hat and coat. What electricity has done and i- doing in man's domestic economy, it is doing, or may, do in simplifying and facilitating operations in mine, mill. sampling and reduction works. What is being done in that direction is thus spoken of by Thomas Tongo in his to tho Mining and Engineering Journal. Ho said: "Cripple Creek is, perhaps tho only gold mining woild where a miner can go to his ork in mi electric street car, tho mine in an electric hoist, keep his initio dry by an electric pump, do his work by an electric light, run drills operated by electric air compressors (jKisslbly, in time to bo by direct electric drills) and tiro his shots by electricity fiom a switchboard remote from the point of Iho directions in which electric power may bo eh"octively employed in mining cannot yet bo hardly measured or pointed out. If an electric hoist can take a man to his underground level, and an electiicair compressor operate his drills, why can not an electric shot break the rock, au electric appliance dump it into the electric hoist, an electric engine raise it to the snifacp to bo ran led by electric power to reduction works run by Legitimate speculations upon what electric power may do in mining operations is a wasto of ink or words, for we are living in a day and genera tiou when "ttuth is stranger then An exchauge iutimutes that in the Cripple Creek district the use of electric power etTects a saving of 15 to DO per cent according to tho location und conditions of the mine. Electiic power is retolutionbMiig the Cripple Creek mining industry in teduciug expenses, increaii profits, aud making low grade oros available which, wltherto, were discarded as incapable of being treated at a profit, Wnat electric power liu.3 douo for Cripple Creek, it may do lor every other miulug center or camp in the great northwest. And it will bo done 5ti tho not distant future. Western Mining World. Had Ability to Spare. A person recently inserted in n trade journal an advertisement for a first-class bookkeeper witli irreproachable rcfeieiicos and superior ability us un all around ofllce manager. Tho salary offered, '.ii a week, attracted but ono applicant, who wrote us follows: "I am a young man, thirty-seven years of age, having had a business experieneo of years, being connect ol with tho United States Embassy at Madegascur, and feel confident, if you will givo me atrial, I can prov my worth to yoirt 1 am not only an export bookkeeper aud proficient stenographer and typewriter, excellent operator aud oiudlto graduate, but havo several other accomplishments which might make me desirable. I am an experienced enow shoveler, a first class peanut roaster, havo some knowledge of removing superfluous hair aud clipping puppy dog's ears, havoa medal for reciting "Curfew Shall Not Ring To-Night," urn n skilled chiropodist and practical farmer; can ulso cook, tako cure of creaso trousers, open oysters tmd repair umbrellas; being rtfc ?"... ' . v 7S&j..' " . ' l ". 1IK . v . i i jls JJiK3iKrms:sr ilc. i 11 riTrrMiTlB u w i ! i Ti i i akrgnvl iTT ' ? ' VT I possessed of great physical beauty, I would not only bo useful but would bo ornamental as well, lending to tho sacied piecmcts of jour otlico that delightful urtistic cliarm that a vaso or a stuped billy goat would. A- to salary, I would feel I was robbing tho widow and swiping the sponge cake from the orphan if I wero to lake advantage of jour by accepting tho too fabulous sum of .T$ per week, and I would be cutiiely willing to give jou my soi vices foi less, and by accepting 1h'17$ per week would givo jou an of not onlj incieaMiig your donation to the chui oil, pay your butcher and keep up jour life insurance, but found a home for indigent salesmen and endow a free lied in tho cat generally known that Ari zona lias tho most liberal incorporation laws iu the Uijited States. Even in Now Jersey, which is apparently tho niecca of incorporators, the laws in point of scope and llbeialitj' aro not a circumstance compared to the creation Weie this fact widely to tho commercial world we would be Hooded with concerns seeking to operate under the Arizona laws. In New Jersey and sonio eastern states the contemplation of the lneorporation laws cover only the buines or object specifically stated iu the incorporation. In other words tho limits aro and the business of the Incoiporatioii restricted to tho one particular lino of mercantile or other business it seeks to engage in. There il alo a yearly charter tax to bo paid to tho state and many legal requirements to bo observed during the life of tlio incorporation, and one of which, if violated, renders the charter null. Prospect or. General Mining News The gieatest Hood ever kuowu in Mineral Creek occurred IustSatuiday morning doing seiious damugo at tho Raj cm nip, says tho Silver Uelt. Tho Ray Company lost about 2,0003 worth of lumber aud supplies, and a frame building owned and occupied by a Chinese restaurant keeper was washed away. The Chinaman also lost 2508 in which ho had left in tho house. Prob ibly the oldest mining cump in tho United States, that is still under progressive operation, is that of tho Dahlonegu mines iu Georgia, where gold has been mined for tho past 75 years. As fur as the records show these mines hao produced about and there is no telling how much moie. Under the operation of modem machinery thero may be unearthed many foitunos from theso Georgia hills for tho miner of tho future. W. II. Sexton was in from the Old Hoot in tho Silver Helt district yesterday He tliero aro;i00 people in tho camp. Tho Neilson company aro putting up a slore building. Thero aro three smelters on the claim which takes up i:$0 tons of copper ore daily. Tho haul is miles to Red Rock and at ceitain seasons a cut olf euti bo taken which will reduce tho distance to twenty-two miles. The camp is prosperous and only one saloon is in sight. Mr. Sexton will return this morning. Some years ago lie manipulated .the type iu tho Star ofllce. Ho has been doing quite well for a year past, holding a responsible position most of tho time. Tucson Star. Henry U. Clifford telephoned to tho Journal-Miner last evening that the fires in tho furnace of the IJig Hug smelter, under lease to tho Arizona, Eastern and Montana Company, wero lighted on Wednesday afternoon. The bins contain a largo amount of ore, and oro is arriving thoio rapidly every duy from different mining districts. Since tho alwvo company took charge of tho smelter, tho machinery has all been overhauled, under orders from Mr. Clifford, tho furnaces relincd and put in good condition and everything gives promise of a successful run. Daniel G. Jowett is metallurgist for 5s'". -7 ii i ;ir. a. " V 'Hi!i'"!?v u."? &$ i' W.fi ' ri && W 'J jK4aiRUiRyvr AxVprnemssKSMMH ?s ' ' . ' - taEBWSflHii3K5 '. -. v- v,vs V -. I W Wi 1U I & P Vf- T ra. r id J &&m fciif i lpi " VOL. XVII KINGMAN, ARIZONA, SEPTEHER 30, 1899 NO. 51. tho company, and the machineiy department is in charge of Frank Raymond, an experienced engineer and machinist. The success of means tho circulation iu this section of a amount of money which has heretofore been sent abroad for tho reduction of ore. Journal Miner. Information received fiom Clifton conveys tho welcome news that ex-collector of internal revenue Cha. M. Shannon, of Clifton, and Gen. Hughe", the latter of Denver, havo sold theii group of copper claims on Chase creek, seven miles above Clifton. The expeit who in now on the ground with Thompson und Sholter, aud who spent two weeks making an extended examina tion of the properties, says they are tho finest in tho Itocky Mountain region, better even than the Arizona's holdings. The purchasers are the Thompson Development Company of I Now York and Hutte, Montauti, and I tho puce paid is nearly a million and a half dollars. The purchaseis include uuuer, ine ijiiuiiik iiihii ul jiuui, .Montana. Tho company will elect veiy extensive works on tho river near Morcuci. Tuc-on Star. Tho Constellation. Tho meeting of the boaid of directors of the above company was held iu Salt Lake this week and an assessment of ono aud one-half cents per share was levied. It ' was decided at this meeting to push I development and allow no further cessation of work. The same gold ledge that is in the Sliver King and Thun-I derer runs through this pioperty, and the first work done by Manager Sutton will be to push tho drift, which is al ready iu from the shaft nearly 1,000 feet, to cut tho ledge which will undoubtedly show up big, for values ob taincd from tho sumo ledge on the surface showed well in gold. Resides this thero is a rich silver-lead vein running through the proerty, and development is all that is required to mukc this one of tho biggest and richest proerties in the camp. There has been a vast amount of woik on tho Constellation, and a gieat portion of it has been done single handed by Mr. Sutton, who has always had absolute faith iu the property. During tho first past years 27,0003 has been expended, 2,000 feet of first-class tunnel has been driven, and u ,.)U-foot double compartment shaft sunk. Thocmniaiy has a latest improved :15 lioise power engine, aud all buildings. Tlio group consists of seven patented claims, und six adjoining chums arc controlled by tho company All iu all tho Constellation is a valuable pro pert j, and witli tho determination of tho directors to push develoftneuts it will onlj be a mutter of u sliort,time be'ore tho stockholders will have just cnuse to lejoice. Tlio Park (Utah) Record. Owing to the largo use of paint this j ear, tho price of lead, ti tho great satisfaction of miners of carbonate and sulphide of lead ores in this district is holding up lit 4.10$ per 100 pounds, luoker'rf price, while the con ect pure that tho miner should receive is 1.008 per hundred, tho indications aro now that the price will go to 4 503 per hundred, tho highest quotation reached since lb'.)5. It seems an outrage that miners should 1k compelled to accept the arbitral- price Hxtd by tho New Yoikring. Should tho price of lead aud zinc spelter keep up, the outlook for the Leadville distnct is quite ipsy, as extensive bodies of these ores are opened up, aud facilities for mining, transpoitutioii und smelting, huge amounts can be mined aud shipped. A golden harvest should bo reap-d bj tho miners of these metals, which will add to tho general prosperity of the district. Leadville Miner. The now cjanide plaut at tho mine is woikiug perfectly and is handling 150 tons of tailings pel day. per cent of the assay values is saved with a net profit of at least eighty per cent. It will require over two j ears' time for the cyanide plant to catch up with the mill which l working eighty tons of ore per day. The working shaft of the mine is now 800 feet deep and the oio at that depth I is the same value and quality as that 1 found in tho upper levels La Toi tuna is one of tho dee'iest free milling gold mines in the world aud has mude a wonderful record, which it promises to maintain. The only drawback to this wonderful wealth producer is the fact that wood is getting seaiee in that vicinity and tho fuel question is u seiious problem that will soon have to be solved. The management is now the pioposition of using crude oil. The uuestiou of transput tation is the only obstacle and that be part I j overcome by pumping the oil from Illaisdell station, a dis tance of eighteen miles ucios the Yuma Sun. An exchange says th it after Ortobel 1 all travelers across the White Apache reservation, under a of 1,0003 ' line, mut he proiideii with a passport, signed by an otllrlui of the department of the intenor, mi permtoiident, agent or siili agent ot Indians by au olllcer of the United States army commanding the first military post on tho frontier. The penalty is to work as well aguiiist all wlio shall overstay the time limit of the passport shall indicate the object of travel, the route to be and the time the is to i email!. DR- BAKING POWDER Grape Cream of Absolutely Pure Chicago World's Fair. U. S. Gov't Chemists. Imitation baking powders are mostly made Irom alum. They may coil less (er iioutid, but their use is at the co&t of health. 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