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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 26, 1911 UNITED GOLD MINES TO ENLARGE PLANT Immense Ore Tonnage Being Opened Is Attracting Mining Men From All Over Country to District D OS CAME SKELETON OF GIANT ON STATEHOOD SOUND FOUND AT JUNIPER (From Friday's Daily.) After an expenditure of ' $15,000 during the incumbency in the past seven months of E. L. Bartholomew, superintendent of the United Gold Mines Company, located at Congress, Yavapai county, one-quarter of a mile south of the well known Con gress mine, rich ore has been struck in the 700 foot level. This strike is attracting a great deal of attention as the dyke and vein are parallel to those of the Congress mine, viz: east and west with a dip to the north and strike to the west. These determinations are characteristic of Dearly all the neighboring veins. For the past eight years a far larg er amount of money has been put into this property than has been re covered in ore and the present pros perity of the mine is entirely due to the confidence of D. J. Sullivan and the McGill Brothers of Chicago, own ers, in its future. At present, the shaft is 700 feet deep, running five levels seventy-five feet apart in a westerly direction on the ore snoot The 700 foot level has been pene- trating a continuous ore body from two to five feet wide. It is JUU.are situated, also, the Old lork. feet long now and still in ore. The average assays go from $20 to $200 in gold, being the richest in the his tory of the mine. In this level the ore is of an oxidized character, demonstrating in the opinion of its engineers, that tne mine has not yet reached the per manent sulphide zone. Judging from the experiences encountered in de veloping the neighboring Congress mine there should be much richer ore in the sulphide zone of the brother of the late United States United Gold Mines Company; for the Senator Calvin S. Brice, who has Congress mine shipped several hnn-' invested heavily with E. L. Barthol dred carloads of sulphide ore run- omew and John S. Reilly, of Prescott, ning from $200 to $300 per ton in I in the Old York group, two miles gold. j south from the Yarnell mine. SOUTHERN PACIFIC BUILDING BIG ROAD "LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 19. j Work on the largest single span up lift bridges ever to be constructed has been started by the Southern Pacific Company in San Pedro liar-' bor, California. The length of the bridge is lSTV; feet. The bridge will carry a double track and will be operated by electric power, capable of lifting the ponderous mass of steel in fifty seconds, affording a clear channel of 1S3 feet for the passage of boat traffic. The new bridge is what is known as the Strauss trunnion type, differing from the Bascule bridge of the Salt Lake railroad, also at San Pedro, in that the latter is lifted on a xoeker, while the Southern Pacific bridge will be lifted on a tail pin or hinge. It is also to be double tracked. A latch operated by a motor will hold the bridce in place when it is down. This new bridge will replace the present Southern Pacific and Pacific Hectrie trestle bridges. The Southern Pacific company made application to the War Department a year ago for permission to build this bridge, which was granted on the, first of December, last, on condition; that the structure would be completed' within a year. The Southern Pacific engineers "have been working all of these months in making tests for Tpitr foundations and studying the var ious designs of bridges. Test wells' bored to a depth of 100 feet found nothing more solid in the harbor bed! than sand. Thre,e cofferdams are! now being constructed. They willl be bound with concrete and sunk to a depth of forty-four feet after which I piles will be driven to a depth of eighty feet. Following the construction of these . cofferdams the water will be pumped out and the interior concreted and Teinforced. Upon the base thus formed the concrete piers will be . erected to a height of ten feet above! low water mark, the superstructure toj be built upon these piers. I The largest of the piers will be 22x55 feet and will enclose 1S5 piles. Thirty-five hundred yards of concrete J will compose the three piers. The King Bridge company of Cleveland is building tne material trom ae signs furnished by the Strauss Bas cule Bridge company. The parts will soon be shipped to aan Fedro and in stallation will probably begin about the first part of September. The work is being done entirely by the' engineering department of the South- j em Pacific company. ' WAITING NEW HIGHWAY. (Trom Thursday's Daily.) Dennis Welch, who is operating mines near Columbia, arrived in the city yesterday and reports quite a revival in gold mining, with better results being accomplished than in recent years. Mr. Welch states that one of the principal drawbacks to making that gold field one of the greatest producers in the territory, is the deplorable road conditions. The coming of the territorial highway which is surveyed to pass within a short distance of Columbia, will re suit in bringing iii capital, he says, and start an era that will redound to the general prosperity of that district. The many mine owners who are developing their properties on a limited scale are anxiously awaiting the advent of this improvement. The company is at present operating a thirty ton milling and cyaniding plant. It intends to enlarge both tne millinu and cyanidinsr plants to double capacity in the near future; also, to equip a steam hoist and a gallows frame to enable sinking, at least 1000 feet deeper. All the other levels in this mine are in ore of good grade and size; everything is running steadily; con centrates are being shipped to El Paso and Needles and the balance, from cyanide recovery, is being shipped in bullion from the mine di rect. "When the ore body on the 700 foot level is developed deeper, say to 1500 feet," said Superintendent Bartholomew yesterday, "I confident ly believe that the shoot f ore which will be opened up will surprise the mining world. There is no question in my mind but what it will equal the richest output of the famous Congress mine, adjoining it." The United Gold Mines Company and Congress mine are situated in the richest gold belt in Arizona, a tried and richlv productive field for the past forty years. In this belt Rincon, Johnson, Octave, Mildred and Yarnell mines, besides scores of other smaller properties. From the showing made by the United Gold Mines Company, this district is becoming the scene of greater activity than has been evi denced during the past ten years and mining men from all over the country are interesting themselves in the development of adjacent properties. Among these is John K. Brice, GOLD EOADS SALE IS RATIFIED IN THIS CITY (From Wednesday's Daily.) Monday afternoon the board of di rectors of the Gold Roads Mining and Exploration Company, of Mo have county, ratified the sale of that company's property to the United States Smelting and Refining Com pany, which closes one of the most important mining transactions that has taken place in recent years. Ne gotiations were practically concluded for the taking over of the great gold mine several months ago in Europe, American and trench capitalists be ing the owners. Representing the purchasing company was Alfred Sutro, attorney of San Francisco, while the retiring company had as its official representatives William H. Bayly, president, G. W. Bayly, sec retary, and Messrs. Jeffers and Jen nings, of the board of directors of Los Angeles. Judge J. J. Hawkins participated in the closing of the transaction. The formal transfer of the Gold Roads interests will take place at the mine tomorrow, the prin cipals leaving yesterday forming for this purpose. The consideration in this deal was not given publicity, but that it wll range close to $2,000,000 is known. It is also stated that the purchasing company will make Pres cott its headquarters, although the main base of operations is to be lo cated in the adjoining county. Ru mors are in circulation that the Needles .Smelting and Refining Com pany, whose interests are located at Needles, Cal., and which is a sub sidiary enterprise of the American Smelting Company will establish per manent offices in this city also, in tending to operate extensively in pur chasing ores for treatment. This re port, however, was not officially con firmed by any of the visitors who figured in the Gold Roads deal that was closed in this city. NEW BISHOP OF DALLAS DALLAS, Texas, July 19. Distin guished churchmen from many dioceses today attended the consecration of Rev. Joseph P. Lynch as Roman Cath olic bishop of Dallus :n suvoiainr. to the late Bishop Dunne. The solemn service was held in the Cathedral of the sacred Heart of Jesus. The con secrating prelate was Archbishop Blenk of New Orleans, who was as sisted by Bishop Morris of Little Rock and Bishop Gallagher of Galveston- The sermon was preached by the "Very Reverend- Michael S. Ryan, president of Kenrick Seminary. St. Louis. At the conclusion of the cere mony the visiting prelates and priests were entertained at dinner at the Oriental Hotel. The Right Rev. Joseph Lynch, the new bishop of Dallas, was born near Chicago in 1S73, and early in his career he was engaged in the prac tice of law. Deciding to enter the church he took a theological course at Kenrick Seminary and was or dained a priest about eleven years ago. After his ordination he became attached to the Dallas diocese and a year ago was made vicar general. He has been the active bishop since the death of Bishop Dunne. REALTY SALE. CFrom Friday's -any.) Ike Cooper of Jerome, has sold to Frank Zamar, three lots, for $1,500, the deed being filed for record yesterday. (By LT. S. Press Association.) WASHINGTON, D. C, July 20. Perhaps some day that portion of the population of Arizona that has listen ed to the poor advice given them by some of its citizens who have spent a good deal of time in the capital, may be brought to realize that the position of Delegate Cameron has been sound at all times and indeed it appears in the light of most re cent events that the courageous stand taken by the delegate in opposition fo the Flood resolution and in warn ing the senate committee on territor ies that an attempt to pass the house resolution would defeat state hood, has been justified in view of the most recent developments. Chair man Smith of the committee on ter ritories, got back' to town the other morning and immediately wended his way White Housewards. Then he went to the senate and arose in his seat and made the statement that feeling personally friendly to the prompt admission of Arizona and New Mexico, and desiring to bring about that end at the present ses sion, that he desired to give notice of his intention to offer an amend ment upon the question of the judic ial recall provision respecting the constitution of Arzona. Outside of the senate chamber Mr. Smith be came more communicative and ex pressed the opinion that if the joint Flood resolution now pending should be adopted as it left the house, that it would be vetoed. The position of Mr. Smith at this time, and which will undoubtedly gain the support of all except the insurgent senators, i& practically in line with the minority report of the "house which was signed by the delegates from Arizona and New Mexico, and which brought upon their heads the criticism of portions of the population of Arizona, who were described by Senator Suther land in a speech on statehood the first of the week. Mr. Sutherland in beginning his address said that "Within the last few years the United States of America has be come the field of operation for an amiable band of insurgent soothsay- PRECIPITATION TO BE RECORDED BY GRANGES For the purpose of ascertaining the exact precipitation in parts of Yav apai county where the rainfall has not been recorded, Professor McOmie, of the University of Arizona accom panied by C. B. Howard and Sec retary Fraser, installed rain gauges Tuesday at the hotel at Jerome Junction, at the Four Mile House on the Walker road and the farm of Moses Hughes, on the American ranch road at the base of Granite moun tain. Another gauge will be installed at Puntenney in care of Mr. Nelson Puntennev. Measuring sticks have been obtained from Mr. Jesunofsky, United States Weather Observer at Phoenix and the exact precipitation will be hereafter reported after each rainfall from the stations above named. Through the courtesy of Mr. A. A. Johns, a gauge will be installed on his afrm at Nelson in Mohave county. Professor McOmie will also have a guage at his experiment station farm, north of Prescott and by means of this and other gauges, distributed as they are in high mesa lands and the low" valley lands, a more accurate idea of the exact precipitation can be obtained. The soils in the var ious localities are quite similar and it is merely a question of precipta tion. Thus, Professor McOmie will be able to obtain valuable data from a large scope of country. The party was halted several times by reason of cloudbursts breaking over Granite mountain and causing a torrential flow in the washes near the Target Range. Just north of the Target Range, the loop road is badly broken up; and a mile atrd a half further, a canal has been formed by the flood, opening a cut in the road for a distance of an eighth of a mile. Although it rained in the mesas between Wyncoop's ranch and a point three miles north of the Target Range, there was no rainfall at Jerome Junction up to two o'clock, the storm seeming to have broken only on Granite mountain and the hills to the northwest. The rainfall in Prescott according to Dr. Flinn's reading, was 1.02 inches for Tuesday. MILITARY CHANGES. Major Chas. C. Walcutt, Jr., ar rived in San Francisco a few days ago from Htinolulu, and is en route to Washington, D. C. for special duty. He is expected in Prescott to day .for a brief visit with friends. He was formerly constructing quart ermaster at" Whipple Bairacks and is popular in civilian cin- e. Major Geo. D. Moore, recently promoted, is expected to arrive daily at Whip ple from the east, being assigned to the command of the first battalion of the ISth. Captain Guy G. Palmer of the ISth infantry, did not return with his company from San Antonio, Texas, a few days ago, being on a three months leave of absence. Of ficial orders issued from the Presidio, Cal., convey the information that Col. A. O. Brodie has assumed the posi tion of adjutaint general of the de partment of the Pacific and has en. tered on the discharge of his duties, with headquarters at San Francisco. Mrs. Brodie accompanied him from St. Paul. Minn. Col. Brodie, it is said, will retire from active service in September, when he contemplates returning to Prescott for a brief visit, having valuable mining inter ests ta the Crown Point mines, in the southern part of the county. j ers, who have been going up and down the land indulging in cabalistic utterances respecting the, initiative, j referendum and recall, and divers and sundry other ingenious devices for realizing the millennium by the ready and simple method of voting it out of its present state of incu bation." Continuing bis remarks the gentle man from Utah went on to say that these same gentlemen have directed "our attention to the clouds flying above the for western horizon, upon which the flaming figure of the Oregon sun has traced in radiant and opalescent tints, glowing pathways, shining minarets, stately temples, and castles and palaces, pinnacles of gold and caves of purple, and they tell us that these are the visible signs which mark the exact location of the new and improved political Jeru salem, where the wicked office-holders cease from troubling and the weary voters do all the work. They bid us join them in an airy pilgrim age to this scene of pure delight and assure us that here, high above self ish and mundane things is the land "flowing with milk and honey, 'where every bird is a songster, where the exquisite flowers of polit ical purity are in perpetual bloom. wnere 'every prospect pleases,' and only the standpoint is vile, where ail tne laws are perfect, and corrup tion and wickedness are forgotten legends." Following the above line of dis cussing the great questions, Senator Sutherland made a plea before the senate as to the manner of handling the affairs of the two territories, with the purpose of "brineinir them into the Union without unnecessary aeiay. senator Aelson has presented the minority report of the house, 'stating that it expresses the views 01 nimseit and the committee, dis senting from the Flood resolution At this writing it appears that the action taKen by Jlr. kelson will like ly constitute the republican position of the senate, and should statehood pass the senate along the lines of the minority report, the goal of state hood maj- be reached at this session PLEASANT OUTING AT CATHEDRAL CAVE (From Thursdays r.!lyi All who journeyed to Cathedral Cave Sunday to partake of the hos pitality of Don Senor Patterson, Chester Dickerson and other Ash Fork persons at their barbecue, pronounc ed the trip the most enjoyable of its kind they had ever experienced. The weather was ideal, the roads in first-class condition, barring a few mud-holes which were inevitable owing to the recent heavy downpour and there were no accidents to mar the trip. The first machines left Prescott as early as 0 o'clock, Messrs. Anderson and Radley and their parties having spent the" night before at the Es calante. These first cars from Pres cott arrived at the' Cave at 9:30 a. m., with the others stringing :n up to 12, noon. After the arrival of the Prescott cars, which numbered thirteen, the party, joined by about thirty from Ash Fork and Seligman proceeded to explore the Cave. All the ladies, with the exception of Mrs. Dodds, descended -and remained with the party until the exploration was concluded. Gus Peter, owing to the fragile appearance of the rope at the neck of the orofice refused to go into the Cave at all. Don Senor Patter son expostulated, measurements wre taken and it was discovered that Mr. Peter's girth at the- apex of his "cor poration" was too great to allow a safe descent without the use of ex plosives to wiaen the opening to th cavern. Barbecued beef and all the neces sary adjuncts to an open air feast were turnished and served by Messrs. Don Senor Patterson and" Chester Dickerson at 2 o'clock and all who partook are as one in pronouncing the beef the tenderest ther had ever tasted. County Assessor Tom Campbell voiced the sentiment of the Prescott "bunch" when he stated that this occasion would be a means of fur ther cementing the good feeling ex isting oeiween tne two communities, whose position and resources render them so dependable upon each other's friendship. Chester Dickerson responded for the Ash Fork contingent, declaring that the activity of Supervisors Smith arid Stewart in finishing the road to their city and the cave had been the strongest agency in this bringing of the cities together. He predicted that this would be but the first of a seres of "get-to-gether" functions, to weld these relations fur ther A green mesa was selected as the ituc mr cue dinner, which was served in the shade of the inniners. Messrs. Patterson and Dickerson had spent the whole night in and prepar ing and cooking the viands. Mrs. Barney Smith made the trip from Prescott to the cave and back to Jerome Junction in her little Metz without a hitch. At the latter place, she tired of driving and hitch ed her car to that of Barney Smith, who towed the little machine home, arriving in Prescott at 10 o'clock. Most of the other cars re turned between seven and eight. LOCATES LAND. (From Friday's Daily.) William Human, of Dewey, yester day made application for a "home stead entry of 160 acres of land near that place, which he will begin im proving immediately, utilizing it as a home. (From Fridays Daily.) One of the most wonderful dis coveries of prehistoric life that has ever been made in Arizona, was re ported yesterday by Peter Marx, of Juniper, and corroborated by E. S. Clark, attorney, which reveals the existence of a race of people, that Is not generally accredited to the primitive era, in the huge propor tions of a skeleton that is now in the possession of Mr. Marx. In detailing what was discovered by mere acci dent on his farm early" in the prs ent week, Mr. Marx gave the follow ing interesting account of his dis covery. "The bones of this monstrous hu man may have represented a race of men or a single individual. At any rate, the skeleton of the man in my possession, is sufficiently complete so that the dimensions, which are astounding, may be accur ately ascertained and so far as the present generation is to be consider ed from what I can learn, there is no comparison to be formed. In the first place the skull is of such an abnormal size that if the average man of this day placed it over his head, he still could find room to move it backwards and forwards or, up and down with ease, without dis 1 .1 ... r 1. - : .1. . .1 : . turbing his natural position. From measurements taken of this skull, a number 10 hat would be required to fit it. The teeth, several of which are still imbedded in the jawbone, substantiate the immense size of the head. They are fully one third larger than those of the men of to day and present more the appearance of tusks than of molars of the human family. Other dimensions of the head reveal similar evidences in harmony with the above. As to the bones, there is no disputing the fact that the owner was symmetrically formed, of immense size and her- EANDOLPH PLANS NEW LEVEE ON COLORADO TUCSON, Ariz., July 19. Return ing from a trip to the errant Rio Colorado, which has caused govern ment, railroads and land owners so much trouble by the insistence with which it strolls from its own prop er course and wanders over the surrounding country, Colonel Ran dolph denies the report that emanated from Yuma to the effect that he is to supplant Col. Ockerson and under take for the government the task of turning the troublesome river back into its proper channel. Col. Ran dolph denies this report in toto. The occasion of his visit to the vicinity of Andrade was, Col. Ran dolph "yesterday stated, to protect the interests of the Colorado Devel opment Company and not in the in terests of the government. Colonel Randolph gave out the fol lowing statement: "The survey which we are mak ing near Andrade, following my visit of a few days ago is for the purpose of finding out how to protect the property of the California Develop ment Company in case the govern ment is not successful in closing the present break," Col. Randolph stated. ,"The break is discharging the wat er of the Colorado into Volcano lake following the channel of the Abeja river Overflowing the south and sonthwest banks of the lake it will be discharged into the Gulf of Cal ifornia But as the inflow continues the salt deposits will render the lake more shallow, and as it fills up the tendency may be to discharge the water over into the direction of thel Imperial valley with its 275,000 acres j of cultivated farms and into the! Salton sink. ' "Three vears aco V built ten miles of levee on high ground northwest nf the lake and 15 miles east of the lake in a general northerly and south-! erly direction, this latter levee be ing on top of a mesa. That served for the protection of the Imperial vallev and the Colorado was ulti mately forced back into its natural; water course. ; "Now it may be neccessary to con-! nect the two levees with a third,! which will be eleven miles in length,' thus making a protecting dyke thirty-; six miles long. "Much of the country around Vol cano lake has never been surveyed. I have put a surveying corps into the field to get a contour map of the district with all elevations definitely figured out; and also to find out what volume of water is being dis charged into the lake and how rapidly the lake is rising. "It is simply a case in which, if the government's efforts to levee the Colorado fail, we must take meas ures to protect the $5,000,000 invest ment which the Harriman interest's have in the water system of the Im perial valley under the title of the California Development Company. "The survey will require about three weeks to complete. STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. (From Wednesday's Daily.) Lightning struck several places, in me ciij yesieruay, lusiuruing tele phone and electrical services, and in its antics selected the home of Col. and Mrs. E. A. Rogers, on South Montezuma street to intact the great est amount of damage. The bolt passed into the front room, and hav ing an affinity for something warm ignited several newspapers that were lying on the floor. The blaze at tracted considerable commotion in that neighborhood, but a few- buckets of water applied a few moments af terward by Mrs. Rogers extinguished the flames. Journal-Miner High class job work culean strength. The thigh and lower limbs indicate at least twice the size of the average man of today. "I made the discovery by mere accident. My attention some weeks ago was directed to that part of the farm by flood waters passing through, cutting a ditch. A few bones were found on the surface, but my im pression at the time was centered to the belief that they were those of some animal that had been killed. I dug into the bank that was exposed by the rushing waters, and when a distance of about three feet in depth had been reached, the skull was round, me bones that were strewn, around for. a few feet, with those found in the ground, were put to gether with the above result. The skeleton is only partially complete, but there is enough in evidence to show that it was that of a giant. "After making this discovery, my observations were continued, when metallic arrowheads and spears, stone hooks to hold garments together, 3 plumb bob of stone, two inches la diameter and tapering to a point, stone axes and butcher knives, rottery of modern and primitive manufacture, and other articles were dug up. Near bv was evidently nn i .i i m. . . v om ion. xne wails were built of immense boulders, indicating that persons of great strength performed the work. "I have been the owner of that tract of land for over forty-one-years and have resided there contin uously. That section of the farm has never been cultivated to my knowledge or any one else in that country. No other human frame has been found, although I intend to continue digging. The relic will be kept in my possession, as I consider it a great curiosity. Mr. Clark has seen the skeleton, visiting the valley after I made the discovery." BIG CONVENTIONS TO BE HELD IN DENVER DENVER, Colo., July 19. States men all over the country are greatly interested in the forthcoming Public Lands Convention to be held in Den ver the 2S, 29, and 30 of September. While the convention was called by uovernor shairoth of Colorado by order of the State legislature, th.a fact gives the affair no political sig nificance from a party standpoint but both parties are greatly inter ested in the fact that the prominent men of the West of all political parties will get together at this meeting to discuss matters of inter est to the West and incidentally w'lr be developed the fact that if ths men of the West stand together with out regard to political party ti have the balance of power In Co., gress and can accomplish almost an7 thing. "The future of the West lies in fa great undeveloped territory now known as the public domain," sail Governor Shafroth the other day. "If there is any one .thing regarding which all the Western states an3 territories are unanimous, it is the desire to see this territory developed and the vacant lands filled with citi zens. The recent development of a new policy by the Washington bureau towards these public lands which 's keeping- people from the lands instead of settling them, is responsible for this effort to get together. If the Western PeOnI pan 1 rrr&a imnn nnn policy towards these lands and work together for it, we can win. Our Eastern friends will be with us when they understand what we want, so it is very important that the West first determine then fight for it." The convention will be held in the big auditorium in Denver and it predicted that thero will u r.,i,. 3,000 delegates in attendance; THOMAS CAT CAME BACK. (From Thursday's Daily.) J. W. Thomas, of Big Bug. while in the city yesterday, related an in teresting circumstance in connection with the changing of the abode of his high bred' tortoise shell cat from that place to the camp of the Brook lyn-Arizona aiming Company, which revives the apt saying of the "cat came back." Placing the feline se curely in a covered box he started, on his journey, and left the feline at the boarding honse. A week later, Mr. Thomas returned to Big Bug, and when he entered the front- door of his home, he was amazed to see puss perched in the doorway as happy and contented as ever. The cat started from the camp the day following its delivery and although the distance is over forty miles, the trip seems to have been made without anv dis comfort. What puzzles Mr. Thomas is to ascertain how the cat could have retraced it3 step) for that num ber of miles over a rough country, without any guide other than that of instinct. The feline will be kept at home- hereafter, he says. QUIETLY WEDDED. (From Friday's Daily.) Judge C. P. Hicks, yesterday, in his office united in marriage Robert C. Sinclair and Elva Burns, both resi dents of Flagstaff, who arrived the day previous. A few friends were present. The groom is identified with the cattle industry on the Mogollons, while his bride is favorablv known to all in. Flagstaff. They " left f r the north during the day. MEDICAL DIRECTOR RETIRED" WASIirXGTON, D. C, July 20. After a long career of efficient ser vice. Medical Director Samuel H. Dickson was placed on the navy re tired, list today on; account of age.