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Inspiration Pushes Underground Development le Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1913 Miami Mine Makes An Advance of 3,300 Feet Crushing Plant at Scorpion Shaft Is Again in Operation. - M IAHf, Ariz. Dec 17. -sDwrins the month the Inspiration Con solidated has made a total ad vance In Its underground work ings of 3300 feet, 113 feet. of. which was m large drifts. 782 feet in smaller drifts, and 1, 332 feet in raises. Nearly a'l of the raises were itifted in the ( olorado ore body, only t-po raises be ing driven in the Joe Hush section, for the purposes of aff carding chan nels of ore extraction from the over ling ore dumps, or stockpiles. One of these two raises holed ithrough into the edge of the stockpile cm. December Connection was made with the main east shaft on the sixth letel and con nection on the same levfl with the mam west shaft should be made soon. On the faurth level the 'grift to the snaft lacks onty about 20 feet of be ing double width all the way and its -widening continues at a rapid rate. Work cantinues in the main west shaft timbering and other work pre paratory to concreting beltter pushed ahead rapidly. Crushing Plant Operated. ' The crushing plant at the. Scorpion shaft is again in operation crushing the waste from that section of the mine The crushed wast is being used for filling holes and depressions in the vicinity of the concentrator site. At the latter place concrete pouring is still in progress on the retaining walls, now about two-thirds dorne. Machinery- is bein,g Installed rapidly in the test mill, the 600 ton flotation equip ment and all the crushing machinery now being erected. John Parry, of Hamlet, Mich , has arrived and has taken charge of the corrugating work at the mill and has begun on the ware house and machine shop section of the structure. Steel Has Arrived. The steel for the coarse crushing plant and Main east and west shafts double head frame has arrived and has been unloaded, and considerable work has been done preparatory to erection of the steel frame work. For the past week carpenters have beem busv cut ting away a portion of the south side of the Mam west shaft house and the wooden head frame now there and the American Bridge company will lay track in a few days to allow the crane locomotive to move to the site of the head frame erection. This spur will run directly over one compartment of the Main west shaft. A small force of carpenters is now at work where excavation for the air compressors and transformer house has been completed, preparing forms and. launders f inclined troughs) for con crete pouring. t Three No 8 gyratory jlllis-Chalmers crushers have arrived atad are being unloaded in "Webster gulcft. The coarse crushing plant will consist of four crushers, the first crusher having been received some time ago. being used i temporarily at the ScorpSon shaft for j the plant that will handle the dally output of 600 tons of ore that will be gin to come out of the mine for the test mil7 about January 1- CroBioat Is Driven. At the Superior & Boston the cross cut on Vae 600 level is being driven to intereset the veins fut off by a fault, but mb jequentlj relocated by a dia mond drill and has already been driven Fp feet P-ifting in the footwall of the efn is in progress. Diamond drilling is still going on Ore shipments are being maintained at tne- usual rate. A- C. Shaft Is 13T.B Feet. At the Arizona Commercial the shaft has reached a depth of 1350 fest. Work on the 1200 is still suspended pending instatation of pumping equipment to handle the water recently encountered on that level. Work on the 500 and . 1000 levels is bejng carried on in the nature of drifting on the vein. No work is being done on the 700 level. About 50 men are employed. Ventilation Xott Perfect. At the Iron Cap underground ventila tion at the mine is cirtually perfect since connection -ith the Eureka shaft of the Arizona Commercial was estab lished On the S00 level drifting on the vein le being carried on at a rapid rate, at present being 245 feet from the saft. The face is breasted in ex cellent ore and the management ex pects to encounter in another SO feet the high grade streak at present being w orked with such excellent results on the 650 level. On the latter level ston ing is still being carried ahead. Up to the 9th of December the mine's ship ments of ore to the El Paso smelter had totaled seven. cars of ore. m CUE GOOD EH Stories of Disorders Are De clared Exaggerated; Coal Vein Struck. SCUE WORKERS QUiGKTOJESPOND Director of Mines Bureau Pays Tribute to Safe ty Mrst Men. Douglas, Ariz Dec 17. Cananea conditions are better at this time than at any period during the last year, ac cording to S. M. Greenidge, who has returned after a stay of several weeks on business connected with his lease on the Contingencia property. The supposed condition of unrest, tales of which have been, spread broad cast, are highly exaggerated, he says. As a matter of fact, the working class is better satisfied than ever before in the ljistory of the camp. The leasing and contract systems, now in vogue on company property have placed more ready money in circulation among the miners than ever before. Of the work he is doing on his lease, Mr. Greenidge declined to talk, except to say that he is developing the ground with a small force, under A. R. Dickson, of Douglas. The Mexican Metals company is en larging its mill, he stated, intending to increase its capacity by 100 tons per day. The Calumet & Sonora is con- I tinuing its development work, both ' sinKing ana arming for the purpose of opening up ore bodies with depth Chief Makes Good Strike. Two feet of solid shipping ore, carry ing copper and silver values, has been struck in the Chief mine at Patagonia, according to advices received by George B. Hosier, of this city who is interested in It. The strike was made at a depth of 135 feet in the new shaft which is being sunk. A new road has been built and new machinery installed, as a re suit of which the shaft is going down at the rate of about three feet per day. The Cobre Verde property, eight miles northeast of Cabullona, Sonora, has opened up a good b?dy of ore, according to recent arrivals. The work of development however is not being given as much attention, as might be, the chief work in hand being the building of the wagon road from the mine to the railroad which will do away with burro freighting and mean a considerable saving. The property is owned by James Wallace of this city but Is being worked by leasers. Strikes Vein of Coal. John West, a homesteader and goat raiser whose place is looated about 20 miles north of Douglas, has brought in samples of soft coal which, he said, was taken from a vein two feet in width, discovered by his soninlaw. Mr. West said his soninlaw was going through the mountains looking for stock. When he came to the gully in which he found the coal, he noticed the outcropping which had been bared by the recent heavy rains. He took a sample of it and found that it was coal. Later he went back, secured a large sackful which he tried as fuel, with excellent reseults. ATOM. BUILD KLECTIIIC ROAD TO XBI.SOX MINE Prescott, Ariz, Dec 17. Within the next six months a narrow gage rail road will be built from Crown King to the holdings of the Nelson Mining 1 company. 4800 feet distant, and. a 20 1 stamD mill will be crpctcfl at th mino The exact type of mill to be set up has not been determined, though an exca vation for the foundations is being made. Klectrte power for both the mine and mill is to be generated at Crown King by oil or gasoline burning engines. Crown King was chosen as the site for the power plant because It is there that the Bradshaw mountain railroad ends. PLACER COMPANY HAS ELECTION OF OFFICERS Santa. Fe. N. X., Dec 17. The Round Hill Gold Placer Mining company has' uciu ais apnuai meeting and elected the following officers: J. A. Carruth. president; Charles M. Stauffer. vice president: Addison Hall, of Albuquer que, treasurer; Llewellyn Hall, secre tary These with Dr. Kennedy, of Cincinnati, were elected directors. The company had to close down operations on its placers on the upper Rio Grande in Taos county because of the ground freezing, but will make its first cleanup as soon as the frost is out of the ground. Washington, D. G. Dec 17. From the Increasing number of reports being received by the United States bureau of mines, of miners rescued from death in accidents, it is becoming apparent to the Officials that the general "Safety First" movement, inaugurated by the bureau, has already reached a stage of great effectiveness. Hundreds of mines throughout the country, through the precept and urging of the bureau have established rescue and first aid crews and it is from these crews of volunteer heroos that the bureau Is almost weekly bearing of lives saved. Most of the accidents in volve but a few men and are not chron icled In the newspapers, ySi In every instance the reports breathe of the rarest sort of heroism upon the part of the rescue crews. "Since the bureau of mines was cre ated," said Dr. Joseph A. Holmes, di rector of the bureau of mines today, in speaking of this part of the work, "our rescue men have trained 5000 miners in the use of the modern rescue apparatus and 4000 miners in the prin ciples of first aid to the injured. "All through the year these men have been answering the emergency call of the mines, in many instances rushing into death, in the faint hope of bringing back a father to his fam- J , uy or a. yuung man u? xiis muuiwr. Many lives have been saved and a nvmber of rescuers have had their names added to the long roll of mar tyrs. The saddest incident of the year was when two young men gave up their lives at the Dawson, New Mexico, disaster, while endeavoring to rescue the entombed men. Their sacrifice was purely a voluntary matter, like the acts of any other rescuer. They died like the courageous men they were and there were other rescuers, equally as courageous ready and waiting to take their places in the ranks. "The bravery of the miners has never been questioned. There has never been a time when more volunteers than needed did not respond. There has always been a rescuer to step into the vacant place in the ranks. And when the rescuer goes to his death, he is not spurred on by martial music, the roll of drums, the crack of rifle fire, like the soldier of war. There are no volleys of cheers to nerve him to the ordeal. His is the grim, silent, desperate task in the darkness of the bowels of the earth. His Incentive is the consciousness that he Is perform ing the highest duty that is possible for a fellow man. And unlike the battlefield, the world thrills for a day over the heroism and the sacrifice of the hero and then forgets him. There are no battle anniversaries to quicken the memory of the world as to his feats, no campfires of the veteran sur vivors to live anew the valor of the dead hero. "I cannot refrain here from paying my humble tribute to the bravery of the rescuers of the bureau of mines who have not only trained this great army of volunteer rescuers, but who also responded to the disaster call whenever it came. They are the sol diers of our industrial army who rise to the sublimest heights of courage when there is the life of a fellow be ing in the balance. Since the bureau was created, three of the bureau's hel met men have met their deaths in the mines." 6J5BEE 0HEZ0E9E W BEjMGEO Geological Survey Thinks Deep Mining May Dis close New Bodies. DEAL FOR ARIZONA KING MINE CLOSED New Source of Radium Is Discovered By Garrett P. Serviss N view of the growing belief that radium holds out the promise of victory over some of the most terrible and intract able diseases that afflict human it v. such. for instance, as can cer, there will be rejoicing over the news that a new source of supply of this element has been found and is be ing developed in the United States. The first radium ever known was discovered in the mineral pitchblende, a blue-black, heavy substance, found in considerable abundance at the mines of Joachihisthal in Austria, and formerly thrown aside as waste Until recently Joachimsthal had & virtual monopoly m the production of radium because pitchblende itself is not very widely distributed over the earth, and no other mineral was known from which ra dium could be extracted. Moreover, the Joachimsthal pitchblende is ex traordinarily rich in radium, contain ing about one ten-millionth of one per cent' It will be observed that the chem ist's idea of richness is widely different from that of the gold miner. Now, however, this monopoly has been broken, for it has been found that a new mineral (carnotite. named in honor of a former president of France, although discovered in the United States), is at least as rich as pitch blende in radium, and easier to 'work. The greatest deposits of carnotite jet found are in Paradox valley, Colo., but it also exists in paying quantity in Utah, especially near Green river. Na turally, miners are beginning to pros pect for it, and the Denver office of the bureau of mines has issued a cir cular describing the appearance of car notite and the method of testing it for the existence of radium. It is a lemon-yellow mineral, gener ally found in pockets of sandstone de- NERVOUS? AH run down 1 Ayer's Sarsaparilla is a strong nerve tonic No alcohoL Sold for GO years Ask Your Doctor. J O ATrfio.. Lowell. Mass. Posits. Sometimes It forms yellow specks disseminated through the sand stone, and at other times it is seen as yellow incrustations In the cracks. Oc casionally it is found In a more massive form, associated with vanadium ores. The prospecting, says Dr. Charles L. Jt'arsons. is mainly carried) along the sides of canyons, where the stratum containing carnotite has been eroded, and wherever vanadium and uranium stains are seen on the rock the pros pector blasts his tunnel, hoping to come upon a pocket of carnotite ore. The testing of the ore for the exist ?ce of radium within it is a process . .uuiuiiaw appealed to the mys ticism of the old alchemists and ma gicians. The test consists in making tne ore take a nlAtn rt, .i. directions say: ' " . "Wrap in the dark, a photographic plate in two thicknesses of black pa per. On the paper lay a key, and then just above the key suspend two or three ounces of the ore, and place the whole in a light fight box. Pressure of the pre on the key and plate should be avoided. After three or four days develop the plate in the ordinary way, and if the ore is appreciably radio active an image of the key will be found on the plate" Of course, some other metallic object, such as a coin, would answer as well as a key, but probably the-key was chose because its form Is so pro nounced and unmistakable. If the pros pector finds the image of the key on his photographic plate, he knows that he holds in hip hands, imbedded in the carnotite, an almost infinitesimal quan tity of a substance which, weight for iteight, is worth at least a hundred thousand times as much as gold. TROY-ARIZONA WIM, RESU3IE WORK IN SPRING Phoenix, Ariz., Dec 17. Operations are to be resumed early next spring at the copper-gold property of the Troy Arizona Mining company, formerly the Troy-Manhattan company, near Win kelman. Leo Von Rosenberg, consult ing engineer, passed through Phoenix on his way to the mine, whero he is now making preliminary plans and arrangements. Two Shafts Will Be Sunk On Property Calumet & Copper Creek Mine Resumes Operations. Ray, Ariz., Dec 17. A. W. Scott a mining engineer of New York city, has just closed a deal for the purchase of the Arizona King mine situated a few miles from Ray in the Box canyon. The Arizona King has produced con siderable ore in the past few years. Work under the new management will be pushed and considerable develop ment work done. It has been decided to sink two shafts on the property to' a depth of at least 500 feet each. A large force of men has already been employed by the new company for their work. F. G. Finney, superintendent of the newly organized London-Ariaona Min ing company, has arrived from Los Angeles and will devote considerable of his time to supervising the develop ment work on the property. Shipments of ore have ceased until development work has reached such a stage so as to enable the company to remove a larger tonnage than formerly. Mr. Williamson, one of the largest stock holders in the company. Is on the ground acting in the capacity of man ager. The Calumet & Copper Queen Min ing company has again resumed oper ations on its property near Mammoth after a shut down for, the past .six months. A large supply of coal has arrived in Winkelman and is being taken out by teams to the mines. Gid pany, with headquarters in Winkelman, states that the company will soon be working at full capacity, and that shipments of concentrates will com mence shortly. On account of the extremely heavy travel over the line of the Arizona Kastern between Kelvin and Hayden, the railroad company has decided to lay heavier rails between those two points. About 150 cars of ore are taken each day from Ray by way of Kelvin to Hayden, besides local freight, and the present rails are too light to withstand the heavy traffic C. Buchanan, formerly connected with the Ray Consolidated office force in Ray, has accepted a position in the offices of the Magma Copper company, at Superior. Manager L .S. Cates spent consider able time last week in Hayden looking after matters in connection with the Ray Consolidated mill. Bisbee. Ariz., Dec 17. A recent pub lication irom tne united states Ueolog- . ical survey calls attention to the facfN - that the survey believes the Warren district contains a great deal of valu able mineral land that will be proved to be such only upon deep exploration. That this is true has been contended here for a considerable period, but the backing of the Geological survey is ac sep table. The above announcement Is consid ered to mean much to the Warren dis trict, as to future mineral possibilities, and is in keeping with the idea of the C. & A. officials who only recently or dered that a shaft of great depth be started on their lower properties. Decrease Cotrrtland Operations. Durin gthe week the C & A. ordered courtailment of Its operations in the Courtland district. This does not mean nAcenMnn althmier'h If Id 1H.-o1t Ui operations will come near a standstill ' while plans for tne future are worked out. With the increased tonnage and varjety of ores the Warren district mines of the company have been made ready to produce, there Is not at this time the need of the Courtland ores that existed a while back. The development work that has been done by the C. & A. in the Courtland district has produced a good deal of ore of value and it has served a pur pose of importance in showing condi tions there. While there is as yet nothing def inite out with reference to the resump tion of development by Denn Arizona, there are hints indicating that this subject is receiving very serious con sideration and that the preliminary steps have been taken with reference to a resumption at the property, prob ably early in the new year. Higglns Leasing Co. Shipments continue from the work ings the Higgins Leasing Co. has been prosecuting in Higgins hill. It is said that results being obtained are satis factory. The stoping ground is stiU providing the big end of the output. While it is hot the high grade that the company expects to get, it is neverthe less making returns which are con sidered satisfactory. From near by the Higgins on the Wolverine lease, Cun ningham & Sowles are shipping stead ily and. are very well satisfied with the results they are getting. Other leasers along the upper end of the district are getting pay results, and there is a growing belief that Tombstone can yon will yet work into an important leasing and producing division of the district, with lead and silver the pre dominant values in the ore. Stockholders Happy. About 200 stockholders, mostly War ren district people were made happier by the news of the entry of a drift of the Gold Reed Mining Co. to a four foot ledge of pay ore on Friday In the Mayflower claim of the nronertv; the Mayflower Is the most distant claim of the company from the famous Tom Reed gold property, on the general strike of the formation' of which the Gold Reed holdings are located. The Mayflower Is several miles distant from the Tom Reed line The strike in the claim was made in a drift which had been run 15 feet from tie 100 level of the shaft, which was recently reached. The ore is reported to average $30 to $80 a ton in gold value. Another outside enterprise of Bis bee people which nromises Meeedinirlv T JTeU is the Mesquito Range Mining o. property in the Leadvlile, Colorado, district, Joseph Muhelm and J. T. To land have returned from a visit to this property, where they went to in spect work done recently and to plan further development. The visitors brought back a renort that th Mos quito range holdings look exceedingly well and that they are entirely pleased with their interest and the manner In which the property is being handled. Patagonia Forging Ahead. Patagonia is at "the present time the livest of the developing camps In the state. Clarence Sinnett, who is among the number of leasers and claim owners ooerating In the Patagonia district, was a visitor there at the end of the week, coming up from Douglas after delivering several car loads of ore to tfee smelter. Sinnett states that the small operators who are de veloping Patogonta are practically all self supporting in that they are tak ing out and marketing enough ore to pay their expenses. ANOTHER UNIT TO BE ADDED TO MILL USING MACHINES IN ORE BREAKING Mail (IvJttq iRed and sMPPed on day of re WlUll KJTaerS ceipt. Everything in Sporting Goods, Arms and Ammunition. Write for prices. Sheiton-Payne Arms Co. Pacific Mine at Mogollon Completes Electrical Equipment; Dendwood Ships Bullion. Mogollon, N. 1L, Dec. 17. At the Little Charlie mine, pipe connections have been made with the Maud S. com pressor and the machines are now used in ore breaking. Shipments to the cus tom mill have been resumed. At the Pacific Mines company the electrical equipment has been com pleted and placed in commission and development and stoping are now dont with air drills. About 15 tons of ore are sent to custom works daily. At the Deadwood mines five bars of gold and silver bullion were smelted from the last cleanup. During the week 365 tons of ore were treated and 26 feet of development work done. At the Ernestine Mining company the company has inaugurated custom milling, being the third ore buyer now in the field. During November an average of 162 tons of ore were treated daily in the mill. Additional tanks are being added to the plant The Socorro Mining & Milling com pany in November shipped a little over two tons of gold and silver bullion to the mint, in addition to a large amount of high grade concentrate. The Oaks companv lessees continue to take out good milling ore from the work in the east end tunnol group Last wi i k 20 toi,s wuc stnt to tb.9 custom mii' Force of 30 Men I Now Employed at -icn sinhc jimeMU underground Work; McNnry in Good Ore. Clifton, Ariz., Dec 17. Within a short time another unit will be added to the one unit Huntington mill, re cently set up at the Twin Peaks mine, and a" cyanide plant will be installed. At the present time the mill is oper ating eight hours a day and is turning out concentrates that average ?75 a ton in gold. It is believed that by the cyanide process a much higher per centage of recoVery can be made. Small shipments of concentrates have recently Deen made to the El Paso smelter and the returns have been sat isfactory. All the ore now handled comes from the New Strike claim, which was re cently amalgamated with the Twin Peaks property. The ores from the two mines differ to some extent. Those from the New Strike are oxidized and those from the Twin Peaks contain more sulphide On the Twin Peaks a shaft is down 350 feet and the New Strike shaft is down only 100 feet. Neither has reached the water level. All indications are that below the water level the ores will carry more gold. Of the 30 men now emploved, nearly all are under ground. The New Strike shaft is being sunk to a depth and drifting is in progress from several levels. Bins for the storage of ore have been erected above the millsite and a crusher is to be set up at once As fast as the ore is taken from the mine It will be crushed and dropped into the bins, thus avoiding rehandling. The first work of consequence done by the Nelson company was to sink a shaft and run tunnels and levels far up on the mountain side, over 1000 feet higher than the new workings. In spection of the surface at this point showed that there were six distinct ribs, or veins, nearly parallel and within a limit of 60 feet In width. It Is con sidered amost certain that these ore streaks come together at depth. In fact the shaft which is onlv 270 feet deep, shows where three of them make contact. In the bottom of the shaft the ore Is eight feet in width. Late riatAtl; from ttia MnVnn. -t... i - - ... m.j .ui...aijr nunc, (Tin Copper Basin, indicate that the re cent determinations are of more im Dortance than was previously reported. The ground shows five large porphy ritic dvkes, 10 to 20 feet wide. Upon what is known as the Cross claim these are intersected by a quartz vein, upon which a shaft has been sunk to a depth of 200 feet The bottom of this haft is in ore six feet wide. Most of this ore is quartz adapted to concen tiation or ovanidation. Some ore has been opened that carries much copper and $50 a ton in gold. From this shaft and nearlv workings ore to the value of $10,000 has been milled and shipped A total of 1500 feet of work has been done upon the claims Recently a tun pel i. etended to intersect the diks 'on l s ic-o oni dike was penr -t a1 i and v. a,s found to tarn tie feet elective on a Accuracy is the basic principle of the Remington Adding and Subtracting Typewriter (Wahl Adding Mechanism). Visible Writing and. Adding 't&tiF 3 aa , The machine is accurate. But this is not all. It enforces accu-i racy on those who use it. Like- wise it admonishes to accuracy all those on whose "work it affords a check. It detects errors. It likewise prevents errors. Fewer errors are made in every office where the on Adding and Subtracting Typewriter is used. Why? Because every clerk knows that this machine will infallibly detect his errors and this knowledge makes him more careful in everything that he does. Thus the machine adds accuracy to mechanical tabor saving in every kind of work where writing and adding are done on the same page. Illustrated booklet sent on request Jcitilngton Typewriter Salesrooms :204 Texas Street of good gold ore that can be readily cyanided. Development Is to be resumed by J. N. Duncan and associates upon the Poorman claim. They intend to begin shipping ore immediately, there being a large tonnage in sight. A 100 feet shaft shows a one foot streak of sul phide ore from top to bottom. Assays run from $52 to $82 a ton. CANDY SALE Get One for Xmas A Xmas Box Filled TVIth Six Mnrshmal lovr Candy Santa CInua 5 Cents the Box WEDNESDAY ONLY. &&est The Two Republics Life Insurance Company EL PASO, TEXAS. A. KRAKAT7ER, President. GOOD LIEN WANTED TO SELL POLICIES THAT GUARANTEE PROTECTION. C. R. RUSSELL, LOUIS ST. T. THOMAS. Supt of Agents. Secty. and Genl Mgr. I S mO J79 JF COXFECTIOXEBY CO. INTERNATIONAL WmMmim Gives your Boy & cait. Phone 1 147. J. P. JVitjJfe. Fm. 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