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THE CALUMET NEWS.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 191t. Houghton Department spec ted In Michigan this year and the grand commander was greatly Int pressed with the degree work. In speaking of the Inspection Mr, Graham said, 'ihilestlne commandery I LOOK FOR BEST GAME OF SEASON THIRD CONTEST OF CHAMPION SHIP SERIES TONIGHT WILL BE HARD FOUGHT. MO HAWK IS STRONG. The third game of the series for the copper country championship between Mohawk ami Portaee Lake, which Is to be played at the Aniphidronie this evening, will be one of the fastest ex hibitions of hockey seen In the copper country for some time according to the statements of the hockey players and their supporters. Roth teams have won one game and the total scores, 5 to 7, are very evenly matched, the riv alry between the players of the two teams has Increased with each game played until now the puck chasers of each team are on edge and anxious to get together. The Mohawk septette has been strengthened by Rateman of Calumet, who starred In the last game played at Mohawk, and the team will bring with them a large number of rotters. Whether Chaput. the Mohawk rover. will be seen In Houghton tonight, will remain a question until the team is on the ice. The Portase Lake play ers, are of the opinion that he will again find some trouble with this sys tem which will prevent his appearance on the Ice. However, the teams will meet this evening with honors Just about even. Manager Croze of the Portage Lake team said today, "People who have failed to see any of the hockey we have put up this winter are getting awakened to the fact that we have two teams In the copper country that can be equaled by none In the United States. We leave for Chicago Thurs day afternoon but our games with the I. A. C. hockey team will not be as hard contests as our game with Mo hawk tonight. Tonlshfs game will probably be the last real hockey con test of the season in Houghton, for our next game with Mohawk will be played at the Glaciadom, and there after our most important games will be in other cities. Manager Croze said his team Is In fine condition and ready for the game. "We'll stir 'em up." was Manager McXamara's terse statement. young giant. It is one of the most ry 27. It will be one or me oiggesi i progressive in tne state and I wa of the kind ever held by the depart-1 particularly impressed with the per ment. Isonnel. and the quality of Its officers, The whole Amphidrome will bo given I am almost deeply Impressed with the over to the firemen, me complete Jiougncon spirit. Its progresslvlness Qulncy band will furnish music for the Houghton has the breezy and optlmls skaters, while Klingkammer's ten- tic spirit which I observed in the west, piece orchestra will furnish music for In the cities of Seattle and Portland the dame to be held In thd Amphl- for instance. Mr. Graham assisted In drome hall. This will be the last dance instituting Palestine commandery two of the season before Lent, and a large years ago and he was astonished at Its crowd is expected to attend. Tickets growth and Its general character and for the affair will be Issued In a few his praise was unstinted. da s at $1 per couple, which will admit Mr. Graham has the 1 assistance of the hearer to nil parts of the Amphl- Gordon It. Campbell of Calumet, grand drome and to all the privileges, while senior warden of the Michigan grand an admission of twenty-five cents will commander. In the Inspection, as well he charged those who only desire to Ins that of George S. Rodd, grand war- skate. I den of the grand commandery of Wis CARRIERS ANNOUNCE SCALE. consln, who Is Houghton. now a resident of TO BUILD STONEHOUSES. Joseph Croze to Erect a Number of Dwellings This Summer. A number of dwelling houses will bo built this summer by Joseph Croze. L'ANSE ROD AND GUN CLUB. Effort Will Be Made to Protect Game in Baraga County. ' 'A jt!tlcm was circulated In L'Anse last week for the purpose of arousing Interest In the organization of a rod and gun club which will have head quarters hfre. Tho purpose of the movement will b the protection of game and fish In this vicinity, says the L'Anse Sentinel. Sixty signatures have been secured to the jx tltion , and t!i organization will he lerfccted some time next week. Tli members of th clu! plan to se cure a large amount of fry from the state hatcheries and stock th streams here. A large amount of wild rice will be planted in lakes and marshes which are numerous in this neighbor hood. Partridge and duck are said to b scarce In thl locality and trout fishing has 'been getting poorer every' year. At one time ducks were very plentiful In waters at the head of the laj, and In the numerous small lakes near Ln.-e, ,but In late years the game has nf't been plentiful. It Is said that d;i'?s are attracted in large numbers to wild rice marshes, even In Feet ions w here they were not In the habit of visiting before ti.e rice whs planted an 1 the j.romotcrs ,,f the -Iuo hope to Improve the hunting condi tions of tht com My ,y attracting the ducks here. Will Withhold 10 per cent of Earnings To Insure Reliability. The Lake Carriers' association has announced that In order to Insure re liability on the part of lake faring men, 10 per cent or tne wages win be held in trust, to be paid after the who Is planning to utilize the sand- season closes pnniaeu mey remain atone now lying on Traverse island, In the employ of the one concern Keweenaw bay, in their construction throughout the season. I Air. Cro.e owns a portion of this Is The scale of wages for the season hand and has the remainder of it under of 1911 follows: option. The island is a mass of dur Plrstclass Steamers; Class A Chief able sandstone of a variety somewhat engineers, Jlo; first assistant engt- resesmbling granite in appearance. Mr. neer, $113; second assistant engineer, Croze can bring this stone to Hough $i0; mate, $113; second mate, 1100, ton very cheaply as it Is already ouar tied in a way. Thousands of tons H are now lying on the shore of Traverse cgl- island and under the water, of a size which may be easily handled by engl- derrick. and third mate, $S5. Secondclass Steamers; Class Chief engineer, $150; assistant neer, $100; second assistant, $73. Secondclass Steamers Chief neer, $125; assistant engineer, $90; mate, $S0, and assistant mate, $73. Thirdclass Steamers Chief engi neer, $150; assistant engineer, $75. Cooks will receive from $73 to $85. Second cooks will receive $34. Wheels men, watchmen, lookouts, firemen and be suitable for worklngmen who rent Mr. Croze Is now planning to build from 12 to 15 houses in various parts of Houghton to demonstrate his confi dence in the stone as a building ma terial, and will rent the buildings for $12 to $15 a month. The houses will oilers receive $30 a month and deck hands will receive $30 a month. rooms pclced. and will be very moderate RULES FOR BRIDGE. Closed to Traffic Today But Cart Will Run as Usual. C. H. S. THE WINNER. noughton High School Team Drops Two Basketball Contests. The Calumet high s.-hool boys' bas ketball team defeated the Houghton high school boys' team by a score of 20 to 20, at the Amphldromn Satur day afternoon. while the Houghton girls lost to the Lake Lirnh girls team by a score ,f x, to 2. The boys' game was a fine r-xhihi-tion and was very fast and exciting. The Calumet team won by superior combination work and play that was more finished and exact. The line-up was as follows: Houghton. Position Calumet. Mt center Frlmodig Warmlngton.. forward Gipp Hayes forward Curto Sullivan guard Chamberlain Rogers guard IW.tvidson Officials Vivian and Whltcomh. Scorers Cochrane and Ftu. Time of halves 20 minutes. The girls' game was a little closer though not as exciting as the boys' contest. Dorothy Murbank starred for Lake Linden. The line-up follows: Lake L. .Position Houghton. Paine forward Sherman Htirhank forward Rowc Richards center Harris Slncook center Slefert Tue guards Klncaid HOUGHTON BREVITIES. Although the work of tearing up the 4r!SSrirrr3(iI.it!.i. planking on the county bridge was commenced louay, me cars win noi oe i lie East Ilonrhton Kkl el.i). stopped, at least until after Wednes- its regular run to the Healy bungalow day night as no rails will have been yesterday afternoon lUKcn u i.eioie wiai nine, in oruer jelT Alexander made a score of 86 that the public may be Informed as to out of a possible one hundred In yes the rules of the bridge during the time terday's shoot of the Houghton Gun uie repairs are unuer way, me iohow- club. Leigh Swift and It. X. Edwards ing announcement is made: are still tied with 92 for the hih .rnr The bridge will be closed entirely The application of Xath PlassinaJ of to team trainc. "i earns snouu uso tne Iialtlc, an Austrian, for full naturali se bridge. zation papers Was Dosted this murnlmr one or the sidewalks will be opened in County Clerk Kaiser's office He ilways for the use of pedestrians. arrived at the port of New York In It will be the effort of the company 190 to run cars every night through the The seats for the fifth grade of the bridge because there will be no work Hurontown school, to be located In the doue at night and only a short length Hurontown fire hall, arrived last Sat i i.tu im.i ianeu m hi uny iwo uniay and were set In place and made and can be replaced for night traffic, ready for school this morning. Miss During the day it is not likely that Elsie Urictson of Fox Lake. Wis. Is In passengers win have to transfer over charge of the new grade, a greater distance than 100 feet at any sixty applicants for citizenship were lime. heard thl nmmliw In tha . c ars win he run to Last Houghton The examination was conducted bv as usual and a snowplow will be kept United States Examiner Roe the. Most In Houghton to assist In keeping the of the applicants were from the P,rit llama orui, I IS 11 - A merlen n Xnhtrn WaH.m ..4 - ... "I I . 1 li 1 J vi Calumet, and most of them were ad ntv. nttu uhu WftLttU. mitted after a brief ntm!nntinn i some cases only one or two iiursHonn rormer Hector or irinity Church l being asked. Asked to Succeed Rev. Curzon. The vestry of Trinity Episcopal church has Issued to Rev. William ", ,u u' "if. mo.,, . can supervisor M. M. Foley closed the to the pastorate of the church, to fill county bridge to traffic today, and the me vacancy made by the resignation ten ron.i tv .,,...,,...1 . f uev. John L. curzon. The answer There Is doubt about the success of f Rev. Cross is eagerly awaited. the ice brldire f..r t..;.r,, i,M.n Mr. ( ross Is a former rector of Trln- l0 Js covered for at least a foot with ity church, in fact was Mr. Curzon's slush, making it extremely difficult preoecessorr, naving icii nere i. years to cross. During his stay here he became HOUGHTON'S ACTIVITV IS YEilY WARMLY COMNENDf The announcement that Houghto would have an official representative at the meeting to be held In Menom Inee this month for the organlzatlo of an Upper Peninsula Development Hureau, was received with much plea sure at Menominee. Concerning the announcement, the Menominee Herald Leader has the fallowing: "The news that the copper country is taking such active Interest in thl matter is received in Menominee toda with much rejoicing. A. W. IHoni. chairman of the bureau, when told of it tills afternoon, was overjoyed and could not restrain his enthusiasm. "Hurrah for Houghton and the cop per country," said Mr. Worn. "I only hope every city and every section of the upper peninsula will take a slm liar Interest In this movement And I believe they will. From the numbe of cards I am receiving, I believe tha we will have a record crowd at thl meeting. In fact, I believe we will have too many visitors here to hold the session In the court house. We will have to look to same other place beside that." "Such action as was taken by the Houghton council in electing a dele gate to represent the city in this meet ing, was necessary. The time has nr rived for united effort, and It Is hoped and believed that other cities, with Just as much at stake as Houghton ill take the same action. "The plain truth is the people of the upper peninsula have stood Idly by and have made comparatively little ef fort to turn a splendid tide of Im migration into their own lands and into their own Industries. 'The cold fact is that the Canadians have so outstripped us In their or ganized publicity, and in their far reaching plans for following up their advertising, that more than half of the American people have been edu cated to unconsciously think of the Canadian northwest whenever the northwest Is mentioned. "The upper peninsula should Intro duce a similar system of advertising so that when the name of Michigan Is mentioned, the people will think of the upper peninsula Instead of the lower peninsula, as they do today." Delegates From Ontonagon. At the meeting of the board of sup ervlsors of Ontonagon county It was decided that the .board should send delegates to attend the meeting of the Upper Michigan Development IUireau to ibe held in Menominee on February 21. The delebates chosen to represent the county are: August Wallen of IS wen, Art James of RbklanJ, James Taylor of Unices Crossing and John Hawlcy and T. A. Green of Ontoiui' gon. The hoard aDo appointed H. A Savage and George Hardes to attend h.' state convention of supervisors to 1)0 held at Lansing. Tuesday, February LOCAL TEAMS VICTORIOUS. COUNTY BRIDGE IS CLOSED. very popular with the members of the congregation. He was a very young man at that time. Just entering upon his ministry, but made a very good impression. On the occasion of the consecration of the new Trinity church, he returned to preach the ded icatory sermon, which was highly ap preciated. Members of the congrega tion of Trinity church hope he will nc- ccpt the call. Use Rays of Sun. Curved mirrors, concentrating th eun's rays upon a point beneath them, constitute a machine being tried out In South Africa to smelt motal hi. rectly from the ores. LUMBERMAN IS KILLED. Sustaining Foods. The only real foods which contain all the substances necessary to human life are said to be milk and the yolk of eggs. A man can lire in health on these two foods. Tree Fell on Woodsmen, Killed One And Injured Another. Vaier.ih.e Sr vcntuzk was killed by a tree falling on him while he was at work in the Diamond Lumber com pany's camps west of Ontonagon, says the Ontonagon Herald. He and Joseph Chudzek and fin ished cutting a tree and In falling It struck Illusions of Life. Life H like n beautiful and winding" lane on either side bright Mowers and beautiful butterflies and tempting fruits, which we scarcely pause to ad mire and to taste, so eater are we to hasten to an opening; which we Imapr tne will be more beautiful still. Hut mu thing and rebounded and by deKrpes H we mlvnnco the trees grow bleak, tne llowers and butterflies fail, the fruits disappear, nnd we find we hare nrrived to reach a desert waste. G. A. Sala. struck Sevfiitu.k, Tcllllng him Instant ly. Chudzed was struck, but not seri ously hurt. Seventuzk was brought to Onto nagon where nn inquest was held. It was found that the deceased was loo"iir years or age anu v.nmar Knew When He Was Well Off. Sanitarium Doctor So Mrs. Pitta- rh d but that he was about to return to flo,tl Wfl9 bcre whl,e 1 wn ""'"J Poland where ho expected to bo mar- L Nurse7Y"' B'r' Sb? wnn,wl to tak ner nusuauu noma, uui ne saia no preferred to stay here. Doctor I've suspected that case nil along; the man is not crazy at all. Puck. , rted fioon. He had about $71 in his c thing when killed. PALESTINE COMMANDERY. urand Commander Praises Members for Excellence in Drills. What He Saved. Mr. Ilnbb I haven't saved 1 dollar FIREMEN'S BALL NEXT. Big Celebration at Amphidrome Monday, February 27. Charles G. Graham of Ithlca. Grand I inea I mnrH -,, ",m"""""r "r ,n Michigan Grand Mrs. Ilubb-Oh. what n fib! You're Commandery. Knights Templar and saved nearly half you hod In the bank . m..,.,s , .owe r Detroit, eminent at that time. Boston Transcript. l omnianuer or me Detroit commandery, which is one of the finest In the United States. Inspected the Palestine com- A Matter of Choice. Maud Miss Oldtun declares that she At a meeting of the dance committee mandery. Knights Templar, of Hough- Is single from choice. Ethel That's of the Houghton volunteer fire de- ( ton on Friday evening. The result of true. The man she expected to marry partment nnu yesterday afternoon, nr- the Inspection was gratifying not only chose another. Exchange. rangements were made for the annual to the commandery but to Mr. Graham. cMnce of the company to be held at The percentage of attendance was the We rarely confess that we deserT tha AmnHilrnmn ri.i fnmUv T.,..l.,.r l.mno .hAtrn 1... nn.. . .1- lt.4 .. . . -1 ...... v.. v..v v.. mv.jv.u, 4vuiu' laisvot ciiv. .uf tVUllUailUVI y un W V VWUVI," VfUVSUVi. 1' Houghton and Hancock High School Hockey Teams Win. Two Interesting hockey games were dayed Saturday at the Amphidrome of Imighton, when the Dollar Bay team met defeat at the hands of the Han ock highs by the score of 4 to 1, and Houghton scored a decisive victory over the Calumet high school team, the score being 7 to 1. i ne Hancock-Dollar Hay game. which came first was a very interest ing contest. Richards and Harkell played in spec tacular form for the vis itor's but received poor support. Har rington shot three of Hancock's goals nnd Funkey the other. The Houghton-Calumet game also proved Interesting the locals having the best of the contest throughout Capt. Hassett and Croze carried off the honors for the Houghton highs while Skinner and Schumaker were about the best of the Calumet players. Gels- ing, a new Houghton wing man played In good form. WIFE BEATING CHARGED. Dodgeville Man Arrested on Accusa tion of Better Half. Paul N'ajorka of Dodgeville, arrested Saturday evening on a charge of as sault and battery, preferred by his wife, entered a plea of not guilty be fore Justice Little this morning. An examination will he held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning in Justice Little's court. It Is alleged that Paul came home from work Saturday evening In a bad humor and his wife states that he cruelly twisted her hands and forced her to her knees, Hfter which he kicked her with his mining boois. After III treating her- In this manner for some time, It is alleged that he winded up the affair by striking her on the head with his dinner pall. Officer Maher of Hurontown, who made the arrest, states that N'ajorka has been arrested on similar charges on other occasllns. Najorka Is out looking for bonds. Acquiring Wisdom. Not by years but by disposition la wisdom acquired. Plautus. INFANTILE PARALYSIS IS A SPINAL DISEA8E READILY CURED BY CHIROPRACTIC J A Prominent Man Sayst My Grandson, ten years old was suf fering with Infantile iparalsls. Medi cal doctors wee consulted at Pitts burg and Detroit, tut were unable to drt anything for him, I had him taken to Hancock and placed under the care of the Chlroprntlc Doctor Hredflcld, who after a few spinal adjustments had him so far Improved that he could walk, and In three weeks fully restor ed to health. Respectfully, (SIGNED) A. GREEN', Hancock, iik-h. CURRENT :: TAPPERS VL J HOQCTP yrl lULv VV By J. A. MINNEAR 4 111 I MONTANA-CLINTON The home office of Montana Clinton has given out the following Information on the property: "The following telegram was received from the Su perintendent of the Montana Clinton: "Thirty tons ready to ship. After crojscuttlng 24 feet struck lead on 200 foot level. Lead seven feet wide. Ore streak en hanging wall, 14 Inches wide west side. 8 Inches wide east Bide. Top 12 Inches. Bottom crosscut ore looks fair. Considerable quartz, sample sent to Helena today. Will advise assay values later." This Is g-ood news for the stockholders of Montana Clinton, for if the ore opens up on this level as on the 100footlevel.lt will mean from 1,500 to 2,000 tons, av eraging a net value at the smelters of $20.00 per ton. The company has netted close to $10,000.00 during the past six months, from ore shipments from the 100 foot level. This has helped materially to carry on develop ment work and pay for the complete surface equip ment, Including hoist, compressor, bunk houses, and all other supplies and accessories of various kinds." CALUMET-CORBIN The annual report of the Calumet-Corbin Mining Company was Issued to shareholders this week, and Indicates that the Company will be compelled to raise ' additional funds in the very near future. At the close of books January ltth, the Company had a balance of cash nnd bills receivable amounting to $3,597, which is entirely inadequate to meet Its demands. No plan has yet been announced concerning this matter, but It is likely that some information on the subject will be made public In the course of. the next week or two. In the annual report, former President "Wilcox com ments on the developments on the recently acquired Radersburg property in part as follows: "Tha Hoard of Directors during the latter part of Feb ruary was tendered a proposition to acquire seven claims in this district After careful investigation and acting upon the advice of reliable and experienced ex perts, they took over the seven claims, giving 12C.000 shares of treasury stock In payment for same and re curing a perfect and clear title. Recent development in the district have proven the wisdom of this purchase, as the claims arc in the heart of the district and on the same lead or veins of the largest producers. Our development work In this district has Ibeen high ly satisfactory and in my opinion prove? beyond all reasonable doubt, that We have a wiy valuable prop erty, one that, with a remarkably small amount of de velopment work, will be placed upon a telf-sustatti-ing basis and well on the way toward "building up a turplus for dividend purposes. The work has been carried on as economically as consistent with good and Intelligent mining. A shaft has been sunk on the "Mammoth" 130 feet, upon a very promising vein, which at the 100 foot level had widened out to eight feet. Several prospect shafts and open cuts, made on the other claims, have shown up very well and prove con clusively that we are on v. very strong vein, which con tains increasing values with depth. In the prospect shaft nink upon the "Wax Wing." which Is on the same lead as the "Mammoth," tho vein widened out to 6 1-2 feet. The company Is equipped at Radersburg with a gasoline hoist and all necessary buildings, tools, machinery, lumber and timber for all present require ments and also has on hand a fair amount of sup piles. The management b now considering the sink ing of another shaft about 800 feet distant from the present one, on a very promising part of the vein, and connecting the two underground on the 300 foot level. In view of the showing and encouraging development at the Radersburg property, coupled with the fact that strong financial Interests are about to becomo asso ciated with your company, I have no hesitancy In be speaking for the company a great success and the ppeedy development of the property, which will prove a big producer and a good dividend earner." SOUTH HECLA We are advised by our Salt Lake correspondent that developments at South llecla are progressing very fa vorably, and that some very important news concerning the district is likely to be forthcoming in the rery near future. South Hecla owns practically all of the Alta & Hecla and outh Columbus stock, and thus con trols a property comprising t50 acres and opened up by two tunnels. Tho wedge fissure has been opened In the Dyer tunnel and is being followed at the present time. Four feet of ore have been opened up and as says of eight per cent copper, fifty ounces silver and thirty per cent lead with varying gold values. The Qulncy tunnel is in over 2,000 feet, and favorable de velopments are expected at any time. CALUMET A ARIZONA AND SUP. 61 PITTS Directors of Calumet & Arizona and Buperlor & Pittsburg will meet about March 1st, when action on the dividend question will bo taken. It is certain that the Calumet & Arizona dividend will be declared, and will probably be $1.00 a share, the same as has been paid for some time past. In the event that fifty per cent of the Superior & Pittsburg stock Is depo sited for exchange for Calumet & Arizona shares by the time the dividend, meeting is held, action on the dis bursement to Superior &. Pittsburg shareholders will al so be taken. At this writing, the directors are quite confident that the amount of stock necessary to be de posited to insure the dividend being declared will have been forwarded to the State Street Trust Company of Hoston, Mass. Those who desire can forward their stock to us or leave it at cither of our offices, and we shall bo very pleased to take care of the necessary de tails attendant to the exchange of Superior Jfc Pittsburg shares for Calumet & Arizona stock. The dividend on Superior & Pittsburg shares will be approximately elgbty-flve cents a share, providing the forthcoming Calumet & Arizona dividend Is fixed at $1.00 a share. The special meeting of Calumet & Arizona share holders will be held February 15th to take action of the Increased capitalization, and as proxies for more than fifty per cent of the stock have already been received, the increase in capitalization Is assured. Calumet A Arizona has been In active demand, as weJl as Superior & Pltsburg- during the past week, and higher prices are freely predicted for both of them. We reyard both slocks as very atractlve around present prices, and believe that they will sell on a basis of $60.00 for Calumet A Arizona in the very near future OSCEOLA- .. .. M,.M,L The Lake Superior shareholders of Osceola Con.oli. dated who are opposing the consolidation of the Calumet & Hecla subsidiaries have been encouraged by the sup port It is claimed they are receiving from shareholders throughout the country. It was stated yesterday that approxi mately 18,000 shares of Osceola were represented in the protest against the terms offered the Company CHIEF CONSOLIDATED The annual report of Uie Chief Consolidated Mlnne Company was Issued this week, and on the whole 3 a very satisfactory doqument. The Company had a balance on hand January 1st of $45,569. in addition there are 1!8,616 shares unissued. During the HMU(i" since the last report was Issued, the Company received from sales of ore, $177,013. The ore netted $25.55 .r ton after the payment of smelter charges and trans, portatlon expenses. There were r hipped a total of 6,917 tons. President Walter Fitch In the annual re port comments In part as follow: 'Since the date of our last reports your company has acquired the balance of the outstanding shares of tho Little Chief Mining & Milling Company and had its charter surrendered. In addition to your com pany's former ownership of the Eureka City Mining Co's. shares, It has acquired by exchange of its own shares for that company's, on the basis of one for five, all but a few of the shares of those outstanding. The number of your company's shares thus disposed of la given in the Treasurer's statement. Additional Mining Claims have also been acquired as shown by the same statement. It was found to be absolutely indispensable to pro vide the mine with new machinery In order that proper development work could bo carried forward, and as the character of this work had demonstrated ample promise of results to Justify the outlay a very complete Power Plant has been provided and tho same is now com plete and in operation, with the exception noted in tho Superintendent's Report, and has proved to be ex tremely satisfactory. As a result of this improve ment, there will be during the current year a very considerable Increase In the amount of work done and the results, I predict, will be very satisfactory to you. The Treasurer's Statement will show you that with out the sale of any of the Treasury shares or the in curring of any indebtedness the mine has produced enough ore to provide the means to cover its operat ing expenses and has in addition paid for its new equip ment, purchased additional mining claims, provided the working capital for the development work for the Eu reka City Mining Company, in- accordance with its contract with that company, discharged the indebted ness inherited wlth the Little Chief Mining & Milling Company and besides incurring some abnormal ex enses, incidental to the starting of a new enterprise, still has an ample balance,f cash 6n hand to start the new year with. With the product now making and the very ex cellent promise of its workings, I anticipate a rapid replacement of the company's or!gIna4 cash capital and following this the payment of dividends." Superintendent Cecil A. Fitch adds the following Interesting information in the report: "The work underground during the past year was mainly done on the 1,400 level, where ore in quantity was first discovered. The development of the levels above and below is being directed from this known ore; the work so far done In the way of development indicates that this is the surest and most economical plan. In connection with this method drifts will be run both north and south on the different levels in the most promising part of the ore channel and the work of developing the ore, when not encountered in these drifts, will be by means of lateral.. No further work has been dono towards providing additional compartments to tho shaft for tho reason that this work proved to bo too dangerous while hoist ing was in progress, owing to the very light character of the timber, and It was deemed Inadvisable to stop the operation of tho mine for thU work at thij time. It has therefore been postponed and a three-deck ense will be used In the single compartment and tho dead load balanced by counter-weight. By this means a largo tonnage can bo hoisted; more than three times tho former capacity. At some time In the future, when the earnings of the mine will warrant the delay, the Im provement can be made. The prospect of the coming year for a profitable) product is very satisfactory." LIVE OAK Thero was a report circulated this week that Live Oak directors had decided to issue 10,000 shares addi tional stock at $25.00 a share. However, this report is premature, for no decision as to the price has been reached. The special meeting held January 24th au thorized the Increase of capital stock from 50,000 ehares to 100,000 shares, and gave the directors authority to issue any part or all of this increased capitalization at the Hoard's descretlon. It is quite likely something definite will be announced this month concerning the further financing of the Company. In a circular letter to shareholders, H. 13. Hovland, a director of the Com pany, In part has the following to say: "Since January 1, 1911, five drills have been In con tinuous operation on the Live Oak property, and a to tal of 2.500 feet has been drilled, of which drilling 600 feet is in ore averaging 2.4 per cent in copper. The ore measures in the western part of tho 15-acre area now being block-drilled. Ho much deeper than In tho ?.3-acre ore area drilled last year, so that it takes rela tively greater footage of drilling to explore this track of ground. The ore measures lie between 650 feet and 950 feet below the surface. The ore bodv la thicker and the grade of ore better than In the tonnage de vcloped last year. The drilling above noted has increased the tonnages materially over the estimates set out in the report to stockholders as of January 1. 1911, and the monthly in crease in the estimate of developed ore for some con siderable time to come, will at least equal the average monthly additions to ore reserves, prior to January 1. 1911, I ,i - - 4 , . -