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4 0 AN AUTHORITY ON MINES AND MINING, THE BEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN ARIZONA. Skcond Skriks, Vol. VIII. No. 3. NOGALES, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1906. Whole No. 709 WELL SATISFIED. MANSFIELD MINING AND SMELTING COMPANY'S CAMP VISITED BY INTERESTED INVESTORS, Who Are Gratified by the Showing and Increase Their Holdings in the Stock. Extensive Development Accomplished and New Machinery Ordered. Last week the camp of the Mansfield Mining and Smelting Company, in the Wrightson dis trict, on the south slope of the Santa Rita mountains, ahout nine miles northwest from Patagonia, was visited hy Mr. Roland E. Bruner of Kansas City, Mo., ac companied hy Messrs. Raymond P. May and E.S. Horne.ofthe same city, the latter named gentlemen being associated with the Mansfield Company, in its general ollices, in the city whence they hail; and with Mr. A. B. Richmond, the general manager for the company, the party made a thorough in spection and examination of the properties, together with the work that is in hand and projected. Wednesday the gentlemen named were in Nogales, and to a representative of The Oasis they expressed themselves highly grat ified with the properties in which they are interested, and the im portant development accomplished under the able management of Mr. Richmond, whose skill and compe tence are in evidence at every turn in the camp and mines of the com pany. Three shifts are now work ing on the A. C. Sweet claim, and the double compartment working shaft has now reached a depth of more than 130 feet, being tim bered in the best and most work manlike manner all the way down. This work will be prosecuted with vigor and important results are justly anticipated. As a result of the visit of these gentlemen to the camp, and the consequent grasp of the situation given them by inspection and in vestigation, an order has been placed by the officers of the com pany for a new and complete hoist ing plant which will be installed upon the Black Cap claim of the Mansfield, one of the most im portant and promising properties owned by the company; and as soon as the machinery is in oper ation important developments may be expected to occur in thatquarter. Thursday a meeting of the officers and directors of the corporation was held at Tucson, where the outlines and plans for a smelter and tramway were discussed. The Mansfield development is creating favorable comment, and every visitor to the Wrightson district is agreeably surprised at the results accomplished in so short a time. (Which bears out a theory long held by The Oasis, whose editor has known the ground for years and has frequently pre dicted that it would one day be the seat of a great mining industry, as it bore all the geological indica tions of great mineral possibili ities.) The company has an abun dance of money to carry out the extensive work projected, which is expected to require an outlay of not less than half a million dol lars. Those in a position to know predict that the Mansfield is des tined to become the greatest cop per producer in the Wrightson district. The Mansfield party were accom panied by a number of Eastern in vestors, and after a thorough in spection of the properties they de clared themselves as more than pleased with the showing; and to show their faith in the splendid future of the property those gen tlemen increased their investments in the treasury stock by several thousand dollars. Stock Market. Kansas City, Dec. 7th, 1 900. The supply of cattle this week is 01,000 head, a few thousand above expectation. The market is steady on desirable killing cattle, firm on stockers and feeders, but weak to 15 cents lower on medium to com mon cows, and killing steers. A large share of the supply this week has been furnished by Colorado and adjoining territory, and some new prices have been established for this seaeon, feeders at $4.35 to $4.50, and numerous small lots of cows at $3.75. Big bulk of the Colorado stockers and feeders sold between $3.75 and $4.25, the high est range of the season. Western beef steers sell at $3.40 . to $4.50, cows $2.80 to $3.60. Panhandle and New Mexico cows sold at $2. 40 to $2.90 mostly, some sales up to $3.25, bulls $2.25 to $2.60. Sup ply of natives was moderate this week, and embraced a few lots of Christmas cattle at $6.50 to $7.00. Short fed cattle are not coming freely yet, and quality is not very good, and it will be three or four weeks before any considerable numbers of fed cattle from native territory are received. Colder weather last few days has put snap into the market, and the week is closing in good shape. Sheep and lambs are almost entirely fair to good fed stuff, no thing very choice, and few ship ments from the range are included. The total supply is only 21,000 for the week, market stronger each day except Wednesday, best fed western lambs selling at $7.25 to $7.40, fancy natives $7.50, fair to good lambs $6.75 to $7.25, year lings $5.75 to $6.50, wethers $5.00 to $5.75. ewes $4.50 to $5.35. Very few stock or feeding sheep or lambs are included, but such are easily disposed of at old prices. J. A. Rick art, L. S. Correspondent. Tempe News: The territorial auditor has turned over to the ter ritorial treasurer $5,413.60. It was the total of the fees received from the incorporation business during the month of November. This is the largest business done in any month since that business was turned over to the auditor. The next largest month was that of last March when the fees amounted to $5,096.20, or $317.40 less than the fee3 for the month just ended. ! A LOCAL INDUSTRY. SONORA DISTILLERY AT HERMOSILLO TurningOutExcellent Article of Whisky that is Meeting With Ready Sale Throughout the State. Last week The Oasis editor was shown through the Sonora distil lery at Hermosillo by the pro prietor, Mr. J. A. Simonds, and was really gratified to find that the establishment is a modern, well equipped and well appointed plant, with all the latest and most approved appliances for turning out a first class article. The me chanical operations are guided by the power of a 20-H. P. engine, supplied with steam by a 40-H. P. boiler, and this machinery drives all the various operations such as grinding the barley, stirring the mash, etc. Mr. Simonds makes his liquor from materials both native and imported, using in the manufacture corn which is raised in Sonora, rye from California, and malt, which latter be buys from the brewery at Hermosillo, but which is imported by that institu-j tion in carload lots. The first j operation consists in grinding these together in a mill specially con structed for distilleries, driven by the engine mentioned. The ground grains go to the mash tub where they are cooked by steam, the pro-j cess being carefully watched and the temperature regulated during the entire process, through all of which the mash is kept constantly stirred by mechanical means. To this is added a given quantity of yeast, made on the premises, which goes into the mash at the proper stage. The liquor resulting is known technically as "beer," and that is run through a double still, '"in copper," and the pure whisky Hows from that into the recepta cles provided, being stored in bar rels, kegs or bottles, to meet the requirements of the trade. The whisky put up by Mr. Sim onds is a really first class article, that is meeting with a popular de mand all over Sonora. Its value and medical qualities are attested by the following unsolicited testi monial, received recently by Mr. Simonds from one of the best and most widely known medical prac tioners in Sonora: Baviuoka, Nov. 25, '06. Mr. J. A. Simonds, Hermosillo; Dear Sir: I have had the pleasure of sampling your whisky and will say that as a medicinal agent it will supercede all other alcoholic stimulants in my practice. Yours very truly, Harry Sheldon Slavey, M. 1). "It pays to advertise." With a few lines a couple of weeks ago The Oasis announced that Nogal es needed a competent assayer and a first class watchmaker. Last week Mr. William Strickland opened an assay office; and this week there was received at this of fice a telegram that there is head' ed this way a fine watchmaker, and two more have written to learn of the opportunity. Ohi The Oasis isf-working to build up Nogales. District Court. Pursuant to recess the district court convened Tuesday morning to dispose of a number of motions and rulings in cases not ready for disposition at the October session of the present week, being a con tinuation of that term. Judge Fletcher M. Doan presided. The first case taken up was that of Mrs. F. L. Butterfield et al vs. Nogales Copper Company, et al., (more generally known as "the Cerro Prieto case," which came up for argument on a motion by the plaintiffs for a new trial, Selim M. Franklin appearing for the plain tiffs and Eugene S. Ives for the de fence. The motion was denied and Mr. Franklin gave notice of appeal to the supreme court. Mr. Ives gave notice also of an appeal on behalf of W. F. Chenoweth from a judgment in the ease grant ed against him as one of the de fendants. Both parties were granted twenty days after adjourn ment of the October term of court to reduce to writing their bills of exceptions and submit them to the judge. In the case of Bonynge vs. Des sart et al, defendants, represented by Mr. Franklin, were granted twenty days after adjournment of this October term of court in which to reduce to writing their bill of exceptions and submit the same to the Judge. In the case of the World's Fair Mining Co., vs Frank Powers and Josephine Powers, tried by a jury at the April term of court, with a veredict for defendants, and a mo tion for a new trial having been argued in chambers, and submit ted on briefs, the court entered an order granting the new trial asked. The case of George W. Atkinson vs. the Southern Pacific Company, involving the killing of some cat tle which had got upon the right of way of the defendant corpora tion, which was tried in October and submitted on briefs, the Court rendered a decision granting judg ment for defendant corporation in costs. In chambers Judge Doan ren dered a decision in the habeas cor pus proceedings of Lee Kim Fong (Sam Lee), denying the writ asked by petitioner, and remanding him to the custody of the Immigration officers of the general government. The gist of the decision was that undtr the law habeas corpus pro ceedings do not lie at this time; that the law gives the Immigration Bureau exclusive control of such cases, with the right of appeal to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor. There being no further business for consideration the court was ordered to stand at recess until a date to be determined by the judge at sometime hereafter, when the final adjournment of the October term will be ordered. Important to Travelers and Min ing Men: Carriages, saddle hor ses, and saddle mules to let for journeys between La Colorada and any point in Sonora eastward from that place. Address Express Agent, La Colorada, Sonora, Mex ico. F. Flores. tf.