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Ike Anderson Has Plant, Which He
Claims, Will Materially Aid
Certain Miners.
An invention that will appeal fav
orably to that class of miners who
follow washing the gold out of the
auriferous soil, and particularly that
yield which is classed as "four gold"
from its fineness, is that of Ike And
erson. It has been successfully ap
plied along Big Bug Creek.
This genius is an experienced
placer miner and leaves today for
the Lynx Creek deposits that cirry
the black sand formation, where he
will introduce his device and feels
sanguine of solving a very impor
tant problem in recovering the fine
dust that abounds at several places
In that section.
Mr. Anderson yesterday in speak
ing of his little plant stated that it
is nqthing more nor less than a
copper plate, and it is prepared for
service in the same manner that such
a utility is in the regular quartz
mill. It is oval in shape and has
a diameter of about four feet, and
can be propelled with the little fing
er of one hand. It has, in short, a
jig motion, and attached to the out
side is a rim to prevent dripping
of the quicksilver or the flour gold
that may pass away on account of
its specific gravity. The basic prin
ciple of the apparatus, the inven
tor states, is to recover the fine
yield, and which is impossible by
the pan, the rocker, the dry or wet
washer, and even the sluice box.
Amalgamation is the only method,
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 28. Harry
Olsen, the perambulating typhoid in
cubator, is still hatching germs that
have fatal consequences for victims
to which they attach themselves.
To his already remarkable record of
four deaths another has just been
added, and the list of thirty typhoid
cases listed against him has been
increased by one.
In his ordinary capacity Olsen is
merely a sailor and a law-abiding
citizen, but through his fecundity as
a disseminator of typhoid bacilli he
has assumed more importance than
even his captain and has become
something of a public character, as
well as a puzzle and a bugbear to
the medical corps of the state and
national governments.
If Olsen wert less a menace ;
mankind he could get a patent on
himself as a breeder of microbes.
Up to date he has a record of
thirty cases to his credit and five
deaths. This beats the record even
of "Typhoid Mary," who was famous
in her day in New York. Every
where that Mary went, the germ was
sure to go.
Mary's specialty was families. Ev
ery time she did the week's wash
for a family she left the germs be
hind her. Olsen's specialty is sail
ors. Olsen began to play the part of
the reaper in November 1907, and
he has been at it ever since. This
was shortly after he had recovered
from typhoid himself. Cases devel
oped with alarming regularity on
every vessel he sailed on from the
port of San Francisco.
While he was a member of the
crews on the ships Arctic, Tidal
Wave, Acme and Noyo, there was
a succession of 30 cases. Between
August, 1908, and February 2, 1912,
when he was on the Acme, 26 men
contracted the dreadful disease.
Three of them died. One of the
crew of the Arctic had previously
died, making four.
Olsen, however, was the unknown
agent of all these inoculations, until
Dr. W. F. Snow, secretary of the
state board of health, ordered an
examination of every member of the
Acme's crew. This led to the dis
covery that Olsen was the respon
sible party.
Olsen was at once detained and
isolated at the United States Ma
rine hospital. It was with pain and
regret that he received the news of
the peculiarity attaching to him, and
he said he was sorry his society had
been so fatal to other?, but it was
too late.
Step were undertaken to reform
Olsen of his bad habits. The doctors
have been keeping him under sur
veillance ever ince his arrest last
and the copper plate principle such
as he has perfected so far has been
the only process that has proved
The plant has been designed for
the specific purpose of saving this
particular grade of gold, and accord
ing to the statement made by the
inventor he made a success on Big
Bug until the water supply gave out.
While it may seem unreasonable
that the method is slow and labor
ious to recover the minute "colors"
Mr. Anderson on the other hand
states that he has panned dirt that
showed as high as sixty particles
of gold, but which was unremuner
ativc and could not be saved by the
method used. But with his inven
tion a sufficient amount of dirt may
be handled at one washing that will
give several hundred colors, -and
every particle can be recovered. The
large amount of fine gravel that can
be treated at one washing, and the
cleaning up of the plate daily if de
sired, will prove remunerative at al
most any placer digging in this field.
The Lynx Creek belt has thosands
of tons of the black sand formation,
which is susceptible of being treat
ed by this plant. In fact some of
the deposits are so large as to be
incalculable in tonnage available,
but which will not warrant heavy
machinery to be installed or any
considerable force of men employed.
February, and dosing him at odd
times with strong charges of typh
oid vaccine, especially prepared. By
these treatments it was hoped that
he would develop such a resistance
to typhoid organisms that he would
throw them off. The doctors theor
ized that if they could make it hot
enough for the germs they would
be glad enough to leave him for
some more promising subject.
Last October the doctors thought
they had conquered the army of
organisms, as no traces of them
could be found, and Olsen was turn
ed loose under probation, with an
. nFmnnitinn in rjnrtrt H f till AlsritK-
j aumuiiiiiuti v j ..f.w. ..... -
J hospital every month.
j Olsen went back to his old trade
I right away, having got a job on the
steam schooner Noyo. For a time
nothing happened and the confidence
of the doctors seemed to be justi
fied, but not a month had elapsed
before two men had come down
with typhoid fever. One of them
died and the other came nearer
death's door than he ever had be
fore in all his hazardous career at
This was disastrous to the doc
tors' theories, as well as to Olsen,
who not only was fired to prevent
a mutiny among the crew of the
Noyo but must now go back to the
hospital for further treatment.
Upon receiving word from Dr.
W. A. Sawyer, director of the state
hygenic laboratory, that there can
be no reasonable doubt but that the
two sailors received infection from
Olsen, State Health Officer Snow is
sued an order for his apprehension
It's back to the hospital for him-
(From Saturday's Daily.)
Mike Stephens is evidently well
satisfied with the accommodations
dished out in the county jail in this
city, as he will serve another ninety
day sentence for a crime committed
in Jerome early in the week, when
he smashed a pane of plate glass in
the saloon of "Billy" Haskins, and
robbed the till of about $30 after
he gained entrance. Stephens was
given !iis freedom only last week
after serving ninety days for selling
whisky to Indians in Mohave coun
ty. His capture was easily effect
ed as he was devouring the "booze"
at a rapid pace when officers enter
ed the building.
Large Cattle Interesst
Involved In
(From Saturday's Daily.)
The formal closing of the big
land and cattle deal between C. H.
Hooker and George C. Ruffner, oc
curred in this city on Thursday,
when deeds and bills of sale were
filed for record. The property af
fected is the old Horseshoe ranch,
on Lower Agua Fria with a large
acreage nearby that is patented. The
cattle on the range numbering sev
eral hundred, with grazing rights,
water storage dams and other inter
ests are taken over by Mr. Hooker,
the consideration being heavy. Mr.
Ruffner retires from an active range
life to devote his time to freighting
out ores from the Commercial mines
in Copper Basin to Skull Valley.
Mr. Hooker contemplates establish
ing his headquarters at the place
purchased. The sale is an impor
tant one in range annals, from its
isolated location and with good
grazing all the year round.
(From Thursday! Dally)
In the Superior Court Tuesday a
petition was filed for letters of ad
ministration to be issued to the
Commercial Trust and Savings Bank
in the estate of A. M. T. Akard,
whose death occurred on November
IS, 1899. This proceeding is for
the purpose of quieting title to cer
tain landed interests in Peeplcs Val
The following new suits were
placed on the calendar during the
day: Anna C. Turner vs. James Tur
ner, a divorce proceeding; O. B,
Eads vs. J. W. Koontz, collection of
an account; Nathan Levy vs. Alber
to Nagara, for merchandise furnish
ed; Catrina Bessetti vs. Eugene Bcs-
selti, a suit for divorce; Nathan
Levy vs. A. E. Upper, suit on ac
count for merchandise furnished.
Wednesday s Orders.
Judgment in favor of plaintiff for
the sum of $959,69 was given in the
case of J. Yamamoto vs. Lake Su
perior and Nevada Development
Company yesterday by Judge Smith.
In the case of H. D. Aitken and
others vs. Tiger Gold Company,
plaintiff recieved judgment against
the garnishee, for a sum running to
over $9,000.
In the divorce suit of Samuel M.
Boblett vs. Minnie J. Boblett, the
hearing of arguments on defendant's
demurrer and the cross-complaint to
plaintiffs complaint, was set for
Feb. 3.
L. W. Rybon was given a decree
from Fiances Rybon. The defen
dant has been a resident of Milwau
kee, Wis., for the past five years.
The case of Edson S. Pettis vs.
Lake Superior and Nevada Devel-
opment Company set for trial on
January 29, was ordered set aside. J
In the matter of the estate of
Moses Casner, deceased, an order
was made appointing J. C. Crane, A.
H. Rodgers and Dennis S. Hibben,
as appraisers.
The petition of the Commercial
Trust and Savings Bank to be ap
pointed administrator of the estate
of A. H. T. Akard, deceased, was
set for hearing on February 8.
The bond of J. C. Bradbury, as
administrator of the estate of E. P.
Brittingham, deceased, was ordered
(From Friflay'a Daily.)
T. J. Arnold, of Skull Valley,
while in the city yesterday stated
that the past year was the most
prosperous the farmer of that com
munity had ever experienced, the
demand exceeding the amount of
the yield. This- was especially the
case in the cabbage crop, all of
which was consumed in the south
ern part of the state, with Phoenix
as the heaviest patron. A very
much larger acreage Is being plant
ed for the coming year in all lines.
CARLISLE, Jan. 31. Announce
ment from New York that James
Thorpe the Olympic champion had
accepted a contract with the New
York Nationals was confirmed to
night. Thorpe will leave for New
York tomorrow to sign the con
tract, as pitcher.
(From Saturday's Daily.)
E. S. Osborne, the representative
of the New Mexico Lead and Zinc
Company, operating the Breed min
es on Mt. Union, has returned from
an inspection of development, and is
very enthusiastic over the determin
ations made. The new shaft has
reached a depth of 40 feet and
shows a continuous ore body from
top to bottom. As soon as snow
leaves the intention is to begin a
general line of exploration, and to
facilitate the work additional ma
chinery is to be installed. Mr. Os
borne makes frequent trips to the
property, coming from Parker, near
j which place he is operating copper
mines. The Breed mines Wefi re
cently taken over by the above syn-
dicate, who maintain headquarters
in Chicago, and cover a large field
in mining investments.
Jan. 27. On Monday, killing kinds
of cattle declined 10 to 25 cents last
week, and stockers and feeders sold
20 to 30 lower the last half of the
week. Country buyers heard of the
lower prices and bought freely af
ter Tuesday, the outgo to farms
for the week reaching 15,000 cattle,
out of a total run of 40,000 head.
The decline in fat stuff last week,
which was greater at other markets
than here, especially at Chicago, had
the effect of halting the heavy liqui
dation of partly fat steers, and the
run here today is but 10,000 head.
Everybody had to show their hand
on the buying side today, and all
hands proved to be empty, hence
the market is strong to 10 higher
today, applying to both killing and
country grades. The top on fed
steers last week was $8.25, but two
loads of steers here today received
a bid of $8.65, which the owner re
fused, holding out for $8.85. They
are prime Herefords. Bulk of the
fed steers go between $7.00 and
$8.00. Cows are a little lower than
ten days ago, and culls arc off 25
to 40 cents, but all killing kinds ap
pear now to be on a stable basis.
Veal calves bring up to $10.50, and
will sell around present figures till
dairy calves begin to swarm to mar
ket, several weeks ahead. Middle
class quarantine steers sell at $6.25
to $6.75, best steers $6.90 to $7.35.
Stock steers sell at $6.00 to $7.25,
feeders $6.90 to $7.50, $1.40 above a
year ago. Hogs are not changing
much lately, the market steady to
day, top $7.40, bulk $7.25 to $7.35.
The net result last week was a gain
of 10 cents on light hogs, and a
loss of 5 cents on heavy weights,
which accounts for the narrow range
of prices today.
The packers hope for larger re
ceipts of good weight hogs later
this winter and next spring, as
weight making is profitable at the
present price of com. The situat
ion in the hoi market this winter
certainly should stimulate the busi
ness of hog raising.
Sheep and lambs struck another
rough place today. Local buyers
moved slowly, claiming that Chi
cago was off half a dollar today,
with top lambs there at $8.50. They
had to have supplies, however, and
finally paid $8.40 to $8.65 for lambs
here, yearlings worth up to $7.50,
wethers $5.85, ewes $5.50, though
commonish ewes sell down around
$4.60. Run here today 10,000, pros
pects faoring a light run balance of
this week.
(From "Wednesday's Dally.)
Archibald C. Lamb, who has been
at Mercy hospital for several weeks,
suffering with cancer of the intes
tines, passed away yesterday after
noon. He had been a resident of this
county since 1902, and was an as-
sayer and metallurgist, filling many
responsible positions in the various
mining camps of this county.
lie was a native of England,
where he was born on April 17,
1871. At the age of twelve years
he came to New York city, and in
1902, arrived in this county, where
he since remained continuously. lie
was naturalized last October in this
city. He was the son-in-law of Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Daggs, of Williams,
who have been notified of the death
and will arrive today. The funeral
date will be announced later.
(From Saturday's Daily.)
In the examination yesterday be
fore Judge McLane of F. Costello,
A. Franco, M. Escamillo and F.
Cuevas, all Mexicans, accused of
robbing several stores of the city,
all were held to the superior court
in the sum of $500 each. The wag
on load of goods recovered, has
been traced to certain mercantile
houses in the city, and, which the
quartette stated, were found in the
back lot of a residence on South
Granite street. The arrest of the
above is believed to be the break
ing up of a well organized band of
thieves ,and which in the past month
has been occasioning officers and
property owners considerable troub
le. The goods stolen comprised
case lots of many food stuffs, as
well as a miscellaneous assortment
of men's- and women's wearing ap
(From Friday's Daily.)
Good Roads held the stage last
night at the regular meeting of the
Prescott Chamber of Commerce.
President Drake and E. S. Clark re
ported what was accomplished dur
ing their visit, with seven other dele
gates from Yavapai, to Kingman,
this week. Mr. Drake said he had
never attended a more spirited meet
ing and both he and Mr. Clark sug
gested that the secretary write to
the men and women of Kingman,
thanking them for the banquet and
other entertainments so splendidly
carried out during the course of the
Will L. Clark, chairman of the
committee on Mines and Mining,
has written the Chamber that he is
in hope that a general meeting of
mining men of Arizona may be held
at Phoenix or elsewhere soon. If
such a meeting can be secured, Mr.
Clark will suggest co-operation with
the American Mining Congress on
these matters and will then ask for
the formation of a strong Arizona
branch chapter.
Should this course prove impos
sible, he advises amalgamation of
civic bodies in the mining counties
with the Prescott Cahmber of Com
merce to this end.
Secretary Fraser told of his mis
sion with United States Highway
Engineer Eldridge through Arizona
in behalf of a bond issue by the
legislature for the construction of
a State system of roads. Some notes
of his report will appear in another
issue. Fraser read several letters
from parties in many parts of the
Union who have made up their
minds to settle in Yavapai county
and R. N. Fredericks mentioned that
a wholesale butcher of Taber, Al
berta, is now in the county making
arrangements to contract for cattle
for spring shipment to Canada. This
is another result of the trip of
Fraser to Canada last fall.
Furniture recently loaned to the
chamber by W. D. Shaw, was ord
ered purchased for the sum of $15.
Much other routine business was
transacted. There was a large at
tendance. BLACK CHIEF IS
(From Wedneiday Dally.)
J. M. Sullivan, president ol the
Black Chief Copper Mining Com
pany, who arrived from the camp
in the Black Hills yesterday, reports
that development has started up, af
ter a three weeks campaign in clean
ing out the old workings, installing
new machinery and completing sur
face accommodations.
He is very much elated over con
ditions in evidence, displaying oxi
dized ores taken from the shaft over
100 feet deep, with strong indica
tions prevailing that the sulphide
zone is coming in. A streak of
black oxide of copper was cut into
on Monday, which runs high in the
red metal. Another favorable con
dition is the increased flow of water
that is encountered which has reach
ed thirty gallons per minute. A big
pump keeps the shaft and drifts
dry, however, and the work goes
ahead in exploring without any
The Black Chief was operated
several years ago, but when the fin
ancial panic occurred it went out
of business as many more mines
did in this locality. Mr. Sullivan
will maintain a permanent camp, and
has outlined a large line of exploration.
(From -Wednesday Dairy)
County School Superintendent
Miller has returned from an official
school inspection trip of Crown
King, Walnut Grove and Kirkland.
Valley. Mining in the Bradshawsr
he reports as quite active, and the
school attendance as satisfactory. In
Walnut Grove are signs of better
times than known in many years.
Many new buildings are going up,
and a larger acreage planted than
formerly. At Kirkland the school
is flourishing and the general situa
tion is satisfactory in educational
NEW YORK, Jan. 28. A new
real estate price record has been es
tablished here by the purchase of a
lot twenty-five by seventy-three feet
for enough money to cover the
ground with two layers of dollar
bills, a layer of fives, a layer of tens,
a layer of twenties and a fifth coat'
ing of hundred dollar notes.
The land was bought to build the1
new thirty-two story home of a
giant Wall Street banking institu
tion. It has also been learned that
J. P. Morgan, located in an anti
quated looking building in Wall
Street, almost directly across from
the Stock Exchange, has bought an
adjoining lot at which is said to be
an equally fabulous rate. The ex
act amount is not known, but the
land is said to be the highest orice
portion of the earth's surface, not
excepting any real estate in any citjr
nor the surface of any gold mining
claim. Just how local values compare
with those in London, for instance,
is shown by the fact that a record
making sale in the English city was
recently made at a figure which
would bring the price of a square
foot to about $127 as compared to
an actual sale here at the rate or
$538 a square foot. The significance
of these changes in ownership seems
to be that Wall Street, which
suddenly taken to . reformintr il
banking, its brokerage transaction!
and its members' habits and renuriH
tions, has now set to reform its
physical appearance as well. The
street at present is anything but
the canyon of skyscrapers which,
outside New York, it is supposed to
be. Only two buildings in the whole
street go above eighteen stories, and'
the average height is about six stor
ies. Also the structures are for the
most part old, and while they have
a great deal of dignity and even
luxury in their fittings and furnish
ings, their -exteri6rs suggest a bank
ing and business system of Andrew
Jackson's day, rather than those of
the present.
CFFOm Thursday's Daily.)
The examination of applicants to
be naturalized as citizens of the
United States will take place in the
Superior Court room on Thursday
morning, February 6, beginning at
8:30 o'clock sharp. Those who have
filed their declarations are requested
to be present at that hour, and to
obviate any delay all must be ac
companied by their witnesses. Those
who have filed applications are the
Cacia Paoli, a native of Switzer
land and a resident of Dewey.
Robert McEvoy, of Ireland, and a
resident of Prescott.
Knut A. Swansen, of Sweden, and
a resident of Mayer.
Frank Johnson, of Sweden, and a
resident of Crown King.
Peter Arnold, of Germany, and a
resident of Prescott.
Otto Pietsch, of Germany, and a
resident of Jerome.
Semon Poquctte, of France, and a
resident of Ash Fork.
Paul Mittenberg, of Germany, and
a resident of Congress Junction.
John McKinnon, of Prince Ed
ward Island, and a resident of Max
ton. John Boesinger, of Germany, and
a resident of Jerome.
W. J. Davies, of Wales, and a
resident of Jerome.
Lorencc Salvatcrro, of Italy, and
a resident of Jerome.
Frank Rust, of Switzerland, and a
resident of Dewey.
Nasib K. Maluf, of Syria, and a
resident of Fort Whipple.
Conrad Johnson, of Sweden, and
a resident of Crown King.

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