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THE SUELTIXi IVOllKS.
Half uMillion DolUr*»Kx|»era«lr<l In Kquip * pin); the riant. The smelter, which is situat'-i in *.!»•• val ley about one mile s>ith*ist r»f t!i* city, lias been constantly enlarg'd to keep pace with the fie. • lopment of the mine and embraces the following pian? Twelve ro.istiiiü iuniacs. six of width have three hearth.*- each, and six have four hearths each: six reverberatory snn*)t inj» funnie s pi • •dmiin:ntte. Tin se fur naces are so eoiir-trnetefl liait by means of a dome, or low. are!i-*d roof, tin* flames, in passing from 1 he fire riiamber to tin* ehim ney, is relier ted or r<*vei*!>era ted upon tin* bed over which t lie ore t o be operated on by t he flames is spread. Two blast fiiniar •< su *lUn^ M » and I'H* tons of ore per day. respect i .-••'y . Hix Mantr**> '-on vertier» comprising two sets, prodticinj: daily ôô «u»o pounds »if Iije copper. P'.'.."» per cent fine. Heven boiler» furnish steam for tin* eiidit engines of from l2to70 hor-power e h !i and four steam pumps supply tin* water for the work". m-i. -'Tf ' ' % k :: » 'ÜBST A THE PARROT MINE Eighty-two roasting .stalls, holding tw a ty 1 1 ms of ore each, a I.ii .i r.ia lit- "t a rni'i! '' «bout I Vcry three a c. Heap roasting is also extensively carried oil, some 4.0H0 tons of on; l »eint; constant ly oil 1 1 find and undergoing tliis treat ill connection with the smelter there is a well equipped machine shop with facilities to provide at once for any latent defect dis covered in the machinery, or to make re pairs upon the same when needed immedi ately, so that nothing which an intelligent management can suggest is overlooked to keep the smelter running day and night. In addition to the extensive plant above enumerated, the company have in close proximity to the smelter a carpenter shop, store house, grinding rooms for preparing refractory linings for the furnaces, pump house, blacksmith shop, coal, coke and charcoal sheds, etc. The company has made ample provision for protection against fire, and their water supply is abundant and obtained from n ; pond covering some twenty acres adjoining the smelter, and is of sufficient depth to ! insurea liberal and never tailing supply. | By a comprehensive system of rail- j road track in and about the buildings com prising the plant of the smelter, the great est economy and dispatch is obtained in handling wood, coal, coke, ore and other material. The daily consumpt ior. of fuel comprises fifty cord h of wood, fifty tons of coal, eleven tons of coke and 2,000 bushels of charcoal. The coal is obtained from liock Springs, Wyoming, and the coke from I rested Hutte, Colorado, while the wood and charcoal arc obtained in this county. woiiKi.Mi Till; out-;. The process of working the ore is this: All first-class ore goes to the heaps and "falls for washing, after whi* h it is smelted in blast furnaces for matte. Ail secoiid « iass ore goes at once to the eouceutrator, when* most of the gangie* i- removed. Two anda half tons of ore yield one ton oi concentrates. Apart of t In* concentrates are smelt*,! raw all the different smelt ing furnaces, and the remainder are wasted in the wasting furnaces. Tin* wasted con centrates arc smelted mainly in the rever beratory furnaces, though each blast furnace uses Home. The matte from all the furnaces is t reated in the Mante'» rou vertes to the extent of their capacity, and th« 1 remainder is shipped. In the convert ers the matte, which is essentially sulphide of copper and iron, is treated in a melted ; ! | j state by blowing through it large volumes ni uic: the oxygen of the nil* burns tlie impurities nearly all out, only a half of one per cent, being left in the final product. The product of tliis company is essentially copper, silver bearing nil insignificant proportion to the whole. THE DHODLCT AXl) ITS DISPOSITION. The aggregate production of copper for the past twelve months by the Parrot smelter exceeds 18,000,000 pounds. The copper is shipped to the Connecticut Cop per Company, at Bridgeport, Connection t, to be refined. This company is controlled by the same interests that own the Parrot mine and smelters. About six tons of pig copper per day are shipped to E. Balhoch A Sons, Newark, N. J., to refine the same by an electrical process. The company do not depend nor rely upon the analysis of the product which they ship to other than their own assavers and metallurgists. Messrs. W. H. Moore and G. A. McNeill have an elaborately fitted-up assay ofHce at the smelter, in which they are constant ly kept busy on work for the company. The accompanying excellent cut illustra tes the extent and magnitude of the "Parrot Smelter," the cost of which has amounted to more than $500,000. The important bearing which an institution of this kind has upon the prosperity ot llutte cannot he overestimated. The company giveem ploy - ment directly to 120 m *n. whose aggregate pay amounts to $ 00.000 per mouth. This money is all invested in various channels in this city, and when it is remembered that the company is being handsomely rewarded f»ir its enormous outlay of nion* y tln r»* can be no doubt of tin* prosperity and per manence of Hutte as til* gr-at**"t mining camp on earth. Ï III. lOMi'ASV'" OIÎS \M The Parrot. Silver and <'op is organized under tin* law Territory, but its princina are Kastern capitalists. The however, is under the dire, : d**nt. of But? . tions and ai»i success of the to be cougrat 1 bus 7 IT! >N . (Am npany * ..r M» Mita na sturkl îok ItT." tiiiinii;' t_* M1 • * 1 1 1. ou of 11. H. Mil« lit. ;i r *-i 'l 1 « iilili. a is «lut* fur t he * VOMI | ijiriy is . nur i* s il 1i1 11i t - ricin,t O 1 whose vision of the •oui th e nia n m^nituhe. ? ha , small i leiîie«* be attributed. A WORD i>EKSO.\AL. A .Sketch of the Su per Altemlciit of the 1'arrut's Ihn ire Works. Benjamin Tibbev, the Superintendent of 'the Parrot, was born in Bluefort, Wales, and in accordance ivitli the custom of the country, at the age of eight years he begun work in the coal mines of that section and continued in the labor until lie was fifteen years of age. At that period Mr. Tibbey with ids parents came to this country and located in the coal regions of Pennsylvania, where lie immediately found employment and remained working constantly for years in the deep mines of that region. In 1878, catching the Western fever, lie emigrated to Montana, and soon after his arrival in Butte,in the spring of 187$,lie worked in the camp two years,« lien he became acquainted with A. F. Migeoti, tlie general manager of tlie Parrot Company. Daring the conver sations that ensued Mr. Migeon discovered that Tibbey was a practical miner recently from tlie great coal regions of the East, und just the man the Parrot Company needed to open and develop its property. The re sult was that an agreement was made, and on the 30th day of May, 1881,Tibbey took i charge and has remained there since, to I the entire satisfaction of the company. an ai:i>i:nt student. In his provincial home, as well as in Pennsylvania, Mr. Tibbo.t sought work in what is known as "gassy" mines, for the reason that in them more study was given to the subject of ventilation, the laws in both places requiring it, and consequently better air and health was assured the miners. While in Pennsylvania he made a study of this subject of air and ventilation, and bv not a Few men engaged in Himilar i MMÎHSN 11 1 iis i ailed * , Heirs' ? hobby. It in a y be a hobby, but ai cording to the best aeeotmts it is a paying one to the capital Ht , who i ire such heavy investors in tlie propei-iy. To-di ly tin- miners, who are >im*!y t ! « liest ni iitliority. to say nothing '»f the < 1. I t s will i have visited the Parrot, | M'i Mi oil m e it t lie lust ventilated mine ou the < oa -r . The r . -nit 1ms been that the mine ran always lia ve tlie pick of men, and that th*\v do moi work, vvitli less fatigue, than ;i lil o- mill'll. ■ r ni men ill any other property ia tliis section. While the cost of tin* air ,»h lifts, out s off. etc.. in the wystern of ventila tion win - < on.-idcrable, it Inis been Far more than paid by the increased amount < if work performed by the eiu ployes. SITENTIEU TlMUKlilXl;. Another *' hohb.v " ,,f Mr. Tiliney's is timbering, and the levels and stupes of tin; Parrot arc to-day absolutely as safe to work in or walk through as though tin- parties were above ground. Speaking of timber, it is also asserted by tlie miners that in a well ventilated mine they will lust more years than mouths in one in which the air is impure. Tliis surely cuts an important figure in tlie expense ac count. Taken all in all, the superintendent of tlie Parrot is a well posted, intelligent, conscientious and thorough-going miner. He is not an economist, in tlie ordinary sense of the word, but he can see a few years ahead and tell that judicious invest ments are surely the cheapest and safest in the end. SELECTING GOOD IIEI.I'EKS. In the selection of his assistants, Mr. Tibbey lias shown that lie knows how to select proper men and hold them. Tlie position of day foreman lias been for the past two years filled by Matt. Hodge with credit to himself and the company. The night foreman is Joseph Henworth, who is an old and experienced minerformerly from England, and lately of Colorado, who gives entire satisfaction to the employes as weil as to the management. In conclusion, it will not be amiss to