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SH INUpiPS Numerous Rich Strikes Are Reported in Southwest ern New Mexico. Silver City, N M. Dec 10 Marked B'Uwty has featured mining during the year 1914 In the camps of south western New Mexico Though the out break of war in Europe caused a par tial shutdown In the copper camps, the r sumption of development operations in the gold, sliver, lead and zinc camps nas more than 01 lest tins, ana tne combined total output 6t mineral wealth In New Mexico's largest mining I Hf i uon vim in mi pruuauuuj bci. 0. jicw record. Actltlty In Gold Camp. T'nusual activity has been manifested In several of the old time gold camps of Grant county. These camps, especial ly that of Plnos Altos, have been tne scenes of remarkable strikes which have yielded successful lessees thous ands of dollars The most notable gold strikes hae been made in the Langston and Pacific mines, situated in the camp mentioned, mines which 25 years ago were among the heaviest gold produc ers In the southwest A resume of mining operations In the districts adjacent to Silver City has been compiled by Louts Marquette Richard, a mining engineer of Colo rado Springs, Colo , 'as follows Rich Mrlkm In l'lnos Altos. Pinos Altos Interest in mining is on the up grade in this camp and much artuity Is manifested in all parts of thi district. Many properties are' In active operation and good reports are received from the various mining prop erties Rich strikes of exceedingly high grade ore seem to be quite the fashion in Plnos Altos, and the proper t of "Wright & Stauber Is now In tne limelight again with a recent strike of gold ore surpassing inerichness the o-es which these engineers have been x ti.nctlng during the past year. The in telligent application of geologic prin ciples In connection with the faulting 6tem in the Finos' Altos mountains has been worked out so successfully by "Wright & Stauber that Plnos Altos mountain and its treasure of precious metals seems to be an open book to them Start "Work on Two Tunnels. J W Bettes, general manager of tne recently Incorporated B V. N. Mining lompanj. of Sliver City, has started work on two tunnels which are to be continued into the heavily mineralized portion of ti s mining property, and It i: expected that as a result of these endeaors the auriferous pay shoot vlll be strong at no great distant date. The w ork thus far consummated has been the exploration of the persistent con tinuation of the celebrated Langs ton vein and all doubt seems to be dis pelled relative to the future possibili ties of this ore medium as a producer. Several carloads of an excellent qual ity of ore have recently been shipped. A significant feature of this companv Is that it is composed almost entirely of Silver City business men who evi dence their faith In the vast mineral resources of the district by personally putting their shoulders to the wheels. Show Faith In Field. The abiding faith of the Silver City business man In the mineral resources of this district is alsq evidenced by the pndeaors of Gudger & McSherry, pro f sslonal men who are successful leas ers on the famous Dlmmick properti, which has to its record an enviable reputation in silver production. Al rad these leasers have tapped several on shoots containing commercial quan tities of ore which is of a very, high quality A small smelting furnace on the pro perty turns this high grado ore Into silver bullion. McSherry and Gudger contemplate getting to the bottom of the shaft by the first of the ear and Into new ore reserves. A considerable amount of work was required to get the mine Into condition prior to inau guration of mining activities several months ago HardNcrnbble Unwatcred. Hardscrabble mine Under the man agement of an experienced and all around practical mining man, George Janes, or Finos Altos, haB succeeded under very adverse conditions in gat ing the water and muck out of the main workings of the Hardscrabble, and pushing development 'work into vein matter that is very high grade silver and lead ore and containing practically no zinc Several test shipments have been made with gratifying results. Golden Giant The writer was shown a sample of very fine sulphide ore con centrate, the early part of the week, which is coming from the milling op erations now in progress on the Gol den Giant property, under the manage ment of Messrs Hayden. McKay and Parry The concentrate is of shipping grade and it is stated that machinery lor the handling of an increased ton nage Is being negotiated for. Renewed Interest In Lorilljurg. Reports from Lordsburg state that a condition of renewed interest and a live! awakening of mining Interest is taking place In that vicinity The Eighty-Five Mining company is actively prosecuting ItB development work and has a force now numbering about 60 men engaged Mr. "Warner of the "Warner Speedometer company, who Is Interested in the property. Is expecting the arrival of eastern parties within the next week, at which time matters pertaining to , the extensive development of the holdings will oe taken up lniraltr Jim Crpw Mine. George H Utter, who Is at present confining his Interests to the develop ment of the old Carlisle group of mines, at Steeple Rock, reports that he has finished unwaterlng the famous Jim Crow mine and is now getting the mtna In shape preparatory to a. thqrough sampling Under former management, the Jim Crow mine has to Its credit a wonderful production of very high grade nre Mr Utter states that he has en countered a host of difficulties, wn.cn i have now been successfully overcome. The news of Mr Utter"s entrance -nto the famous old Carlisle district is looked upon with a great deal of in terest as It is well known that he Is a practical and successful mining man, not afraid to venture where others have failed. Mr Utter states that he con siders the Jim Crow and Carlisle are oniy at the beginning of their produc tive stages, although these mines have a production record of over $1,000,000 resulting from the high grade ore re serves In Burro Mountnln Mlnen. Notwithstanding the retarding effect of the war upon the copper producing renters of the southwest the Phelps Dodge Copper company is steadily at work on the development In the Bur ros, and is completing the second unit of the power plant, which will eventu ally contain three 1260 horsepower oil engines of the Diesel type- These mon ster engines weigh J76.000 pounds each and are the first of the type to be used in the United States. White Signal DUtrlct. In the "White Signal district "Walker & Jerome are erecting a steam hoist on their property, which they have been devi loping for the past six months At SO feet good copper and gold values have been struck and an active cam paign of development has been decided Dave Tullo"h has recently applied for parent to a group of claims he has be-n developing Mr Tulloch has recently been sinking an exploratory shaft on one of tluse claims and at 200 feet en crmntcr. d a splendid vein of ore show In? values In copper and gold. F "W Bock of Milwaukee wis. is Tn wlfi afirre of men on the Mueller Bo H holdings and is exposing good ore 12 IT 10, 1914 MUST DEVELOP TO MS1E Texas Mineral Expert Tells Mining Congress Greater Development Needed. Phoenix, Ariz , Dec. 10. As a basis for the discussion of "The Conservation of Mineral Resources: State or National." Dr. William B Phillips, of Austin Tex., addressing the American Mining congress, directed attention to three "First There can be no conservation without systematic development. .,....... . Tua n nA no real con servat0n without recognized and regu- jated authority ti --.-.a ih.t riii conservation does not come through hoarding of min eral or other resources, but througn proper development "for our own use and benefit with due regard to thou sands of those who are to follow us More Development eedeI. "What we need," he continued, is not less conservation but more develop ment, not less of the spirit of saving, but more of the spirit of giving, the giving of our time, our means, our selves, to the task of upbuilding a pros perous, Xarseeing and economical na- Without approving or condemning state or national conservation. Dr Phil lips said "If we allow that self inter est does not and will not Impel us to wards a wise conservation we can hope for It only through governmental con trol " He pointed out that the wisdom of the government Is the wisdom of tne people who compose it," "that if there Is to be recognized and regulated au thority for the conservation of dur, min eral resources it will be because you and I ask for It." , National conservation, he said. Is a thing apart from conservation among or by the several states, and continued. "It has been held by the supreme court that the power to prevent the transferal of minerat products from one state into another state does not reside in any state There may be a depletion of their resources of a state by such procedure but It cannot be prevented by state legislation This is a far reaching decision, especially when we reflect that the exportation of mineral prod ucts Is a national and not a state mat ter." All Must Be Conserved. Developing the proposition that 'thwrA should be no conservation that does not press equally upon an con cerned," he said "If our coal resources I are to be conserved so must our re sources In Iron, copper, silver, lead, zinc, oil. natural gas, etc. "We may not sin gle out a particular industry and begin to conserve it without, at the same time, taking into our view the conser vation of other industries, similar and dissimilar The power to conserve Is the power to conserve all " "Conseryation," he said, "means gov ernmental control over agencies of pro duction which we have not been able to control ourselves to the best advantage This control, to be thoroughly effective, must be exercised either bv the state or by the nation, the one or the other, not both, separately or conjointly There may be cooperation In -work but there cannot be cooperation in authority." Silver Bullion DIsplaed. One of the principal attractions of the 17th annual convention of the American Mining congress, is a display of 1500 pounds of sliver 1 ars from the Cerro de Plata mine. In Sonora. near No gales The silver was shipped to Phoe nix by E. B Holt manager of the Cerro de Plata companv, and was placed in a downtown store window todaj WATER TO BE PIPED THREE MILES TO CLEVELAND MINES Sliver City, N M, Dec. 10 The Em pire Zinc companv, which is to oper ate extensively at Cleveland, tn the Plnos Altos mining district, has pur chased water rights at the base of Go mez peak on the old Gomez ranch and will pipe the water three miles to the Cleveland mines. The water will be used chiefly for domestic purposes. The Gomez ranch is a landmark in Grant county, the Gomez family, con sisting of father, mother and three children, having been massacred some years ago by Geronimo and his band of Apaches in one of their last raids in southwestern New Mexico. PRICHARD LETS CONTRACT FOR DRIFT IN COMSTOCK Carrlzozo, N. M, Dec. 10. Geo. "W Prlchard, of Santa Fe, who owns tho majority of the stock in the Gold Hill Mining company's property near "White Oaks, has let a contract for a 50-foqt drift in the Comstock claim. This, too, Is a gold proposition and work here tofore done on this property, which has not been pushed because other interests claimed Prichard's time, has shown one of the largest and most promising leads In the camp. The company ex pects to uncover pay dirt In large quan tities within a short time, when ar rangements will be made to mine this ore on an extensive scale. Athey cloth-lined -weather strip keeps out the cold. Itathbun-MIx Cp Adv. In the Paddy Ford shaft Mr. Bock states that In a cross cut at the 100 foot level he encountered a quartz vein showing In excess of $30 per ton In gold alone. Otto Provost Is developing a lead of free milling ore which is on a contact between monzonlte porphyry and gran ite He has a shaft down about 30 fset and the outlook is promising for a heavy production Much Progress nt 3IogoIlon. Reports from the various mines of the Mogollon mountains contain many Interesting features, and show that both underground and overhead work Is progressing favorably. Mogollon being a gold-silver producer, is less affected by external political conditions than are the less favored copper camps at this time, and the stream of precious metals which this camp consistently yieius up jenr uiier year is proof evi dent of her mineral supremacy. Mogollon Is credited by the United States geo logical survey with a production of 70 percent of the entire state jleld of gold In New Mexico The Ernestine Mining company, un der the management of E A. Wavne, has under way substantial improve ments of an expansive nature Frank H Hitchcock, president of the com pany, who has been spending a month in this vicinity, is very optimistic over the outlook. A new fleet of crude oil wagons has recently been put into ser vice The Oaks company, of Alma, has un dertaken development work of far reaching Importance to the district and coming operations are watched with In terest LenHCH to Albuquerque Men. John Rapp has leased to Albuquerque parties a group of claims lying about one mile east of Central. A large vein of lead-zinc ore has been encountered on one of the claims and active devel opment Is contemplated at an early date. Juniper Is Being Worked. In the vicinity of the famous old Peerless mine and on the same vein Messrs. Houston & Venable have been actively engaged In prosecuting work on the Juniper ore body A consider able quantity of high grade silver-lead ore has been extracted and several trial shipments have been made to El Paso. They have a shaft down now about 100 feet and have carried a cross cut Into a body of shale that Is highly mineral ized Owing to the excellent showing, thej have decided to deepen the shaft and drive on the ore body West Plnos llo. The Trnp re Zinc company is prcpar- iiio iu sian worn on me new tram irom Mining, Livestock, Farming ; ' TTT.m-.iTn mr lllinrin. .S.-r . H l S lit m umv DEAL IS CLOSED HEAVY AT MARFfl SHIPPIMG MEAT Old McCabe & Gladstone Property to Change Hands Shortly. Prescott Ariz, Dec lo Negotiations for the sale of the old McCabe & Glad stone mine to an eastern syndicate for $250,000 are practically completed. This sum will not be paid over In cash, but the purchasers will make a heavy ad vance payment and agree to do certain development work before the other pay ments fall due. The McCabe & Gladstone Is owned chiefly by the Ideal Mining and Devel opment company and was once an im portant gold producer. It has not been worked for several years There are two shafts on the property, between 7flft nnl QftO net Aoan Several other parties have "been ap- , proached by the purchasers of the J.c- Laue oe uiaasione wun a. vo . - transfer of other properties in me - cinltv of McCabe. D. M. Clark, of Prescott has pur chased from Howard R. "Ward, of Juneau, Alaska, the Dunkirk mine, near Slate creek. Preceding the deal, a four stamp mill was ordered and It Is now being assembled on the ground. "$" in 10 davs It will be in operation ihe process of treatment is concentrating and plating, and an oil flotation process will be added If the recovery Is not satisfactory. A battery of power drills for the mine is also on the ground Over 2500 tons of ore are on the dump and a great tonnage Is exposed In the workings, ready for blocking. Old "Wren to Produce Again. The old "Wren gold mine. In the same district. Is to be a producer once mre It Is owned by Fairbanks. Morse & to , the big Chicago machinery house. Fairbanks-Morse engineer has been at the "Wren for some Bays, making plans for resumption . , In the early '80's the "Wren came into prominence as a producer of high graae free gold ore One pocket gave jalues of $200 a ton. A true fissure vein has been .proved . . A highly satisfactory mill r,un,ns just been concluded at the Tessle Mine. No further runs will be made until a regrinder, classifier and slimer are in stalled The oro Is easily treated and produces a high grade of concentrates Most of the rich ore taken from the Jessie now comes from tne yv . level. At this point the shoot devel- j . , cno fnni level vears ago. which brought the Jessie into promi nence has been cut Ten Stump In Climax Mill. Ten stamps are now dropping at the Climax mill, on the Hassavamppa .Two , new stopes nave Deen uyt " -Climax and great quantities of rich'ie are being developed in ;? ."""& In suite of a scarcity of water, the CllmSx is now Melding. $50,000 a year In gold bullion Only six men are i.m ploved In the mine and mill V Eight miners are being worked al the old DeSoto copper mine, at Mtdd.e ton, by the Consolidated -'-0 Smelt ing company. It is understood that the force is to be increased shortlv. Iron sulphides carrying good values in copper and gold have recently be-n cut at a depth of 100 feet in the Mag nolia mine, two miles east of Prescott A crosscut tunnel Is being run into the mountain to tap the main ore body be low the bottom of the shaft The new orl is In veins parallel to the main vein. BISBEE WILL TAKE MINE TAX QUESTION TO COURT Phoenix, Ariz, Dec 10 Information has been received by the state tax com mission to the effect that the city of Blsbee intends to, go into court to establish its right to tax the property of the Copper Queen Mining company within the corporate limits of the citv. Assistant attorney general Leslie C. Hardy gave the commission an opinion to the effect that as the property In question has already been taxed under the mine tax law. and since that statute says specifically that property affected by it sha.ll be taxed only un der its provisions, the municipality can collect nothing from the Copper Queen on the ground in question. Bisbee, ho sass. has a charter drawn under the general law and has no taxing power other than is delegated to it by the 'Edward Flannlgan, city attorney of Blsbee, contends that no municipality can exempt from taxation any property except "that expressly exempted by the constitution. LAS CRUCES MEN FORM WASCOE MINING COMPANY Santa Fe, N. M., JDec. 10. The "Wascoe Mountain Mining company of Las Cruces has filed Incorporation papers with the state corporation commission. The capitalization is $100,000 divided Into 10,000 shares. The incorporators and directors are: TV. B Murphy, 8000 shares; L. R. Taylor, A. L. Patrick, B. H Mocller, Mrs. "W. J. McGInnls, two shares each, all of Las Cruces. the Cleveland group of mines to Silver City The instalatlon of a magnetic process of separation at the mines is looked upon with a great deal of in terest by local mining men The con centrates will be hauled to Silver City for shipment to zinc consuming points. General manager C. T. Brown, of So corro, who has been here the past week, expresses himself well pleased with the outlook. Hanover Development Work. The new development work started by the Empire Zinc company, in the Hanover district, is of far reaching im portance. tram is being constructed to the tracks of the Santa Fe railroad, and a power plant will be erected which will furnish electrical energy to tne mines at Plnos Altos. An outlet will now be established to many mine own ers having high grade zinc ores de veloped One of the evidences of renewed c tivity In mining matters near Hanover Is the openijig up of property belonging to "Wayne "Wilson by the successful leasers, McKenna & Gearhart Striken Reported nt rlerro. Recent strikes of Mgh grade ore at Fierro have had a tendency to stimu late prespectlng and development on a number of claims The large Iron de posits for which Fierro is noted still continue to yield up their burden of this valuable metal of commerce. In Santa Rita District. Incident upon the European conflict and the shipping restrictions, a ban has fallen heavily upon all copper pro ducing districts and especially on tne porphyry producers of the southwest While this has been felt In some meas ure and certain retrenchment policies are at present In vogue, the production at the Santa Rita, though somewhat curtailed. Is going steadily ahead. At Hurley experiment work is being carried with the flotation process In an effort to increase extraction on diffi cult ores . The Carpenter District. In the Mlmbres range, Albert Owens, of Santa Rita, and associates are push ing development ahead on the various holdings which they have under lease The uniformity In size anvl values of the ores gives indications which are very encouraging Swarts & Spates are pushing ahead on their extensive holdings Thomas Casey, one of the old timers at the head of Tlerra Blanca. has leas d his silver bearing claims and prepara tions are beircr made to thoroughly J sample and test the value of tin. jres exposed Big Bend Stockmen Com mence Sending Out Cat tle; Many Sales. n. n,- 9 Cattle ship- M"7,nm the Big Bend country have me" IJZa and thf finest lot of cattle eveTshfpped out of Texas, according to fJcL cattlemen. Is now being sent ShlDners are having difficulty by rea son of a car shortage, but immediate relief for this is promised by the rail roads. orUns nances. Throughout all this district stock men hav-e commenced working their ranees and shipping their surplus cat tf ? All o : the ranges are in fine shape and the cattle all are in good condition. Added tothe excellent local conditions, rrTS-iT ,..., nf nettle is making this ithe bTnner'citUe Tear for west Texas al iraprov eme'nt of ranges through lnstalatlon 0f Hvater tanks where needed hks been made possible by the vvToart sCkfng TveTls and" building Some of tbe Shipments. Among the cattle shipments made from Mirfa during the past few .days afBryan Cartwright. six cars; J. J. Claunch and W. W Weatherford. two cars. Thomas Snyder, eight cars; Wynn Kilcore. one car; Graves Bogel, three carl J T. Tlgner, four cars; George Howard, one car, George Howard, 11 cars. ,., - Normand and Fischer are waiting for cars to make large shipments It Is ex pected that cattle shipments will in crease and that they will continue until late in the spring "While loading cattle at the stock pens here, F A Mitchell was kicked in the face and side by a cow and pain fully injured VmnnniM Salen Made. Among the cattle sales of the past week were the following' S. A Thomp son to Weatherford & Claunch, three ro nf r-nurs Courtney Mellard to T. W. Snyder, 200 yearlings, and Joe Bishop tn thn same buver. 125 yearlings: T. C. and C T Mitchell to M. R. and Edgar Mahon, 300 cows and a number of bulls; w B and r A Mitcneii 10 v. toi twrt son iparllns. shinned to El Paso for 'feeding, "W B and F A. Mitchell to tho Roswell Cattle companv, 500 cows and heifers, T "W Raw Is to Brjan Cartwright, 150 calves CATTLE BfltipiS More than 7000 Head Are Shipped Through Agua Prieta in Month. Douglas, Ariz., Dec 10 Mexican cat tle exports through the port of Agua Prieta in the month of November Broke all previous records, despite the condi tion of semi siege prevailing about the Mexican border point The total of cat tle shipped out into the United States was 70TS head Their estimated value 'was $226,000, nearlv The Mababi Cattle company smppeu , 3630 head; Slaughter Cattle company, 989 "head. Colonla Morelos, 105; Agua Prieta, 99; Pancho Nuevo, 99. Jesus maria, 869. Sauceda, 7: R. Gabllondo, 1050, and Los Ocotes, 158 Many Cattle Stolen. Manuel Hernandez, one of the pwners of the Cuehuverichl ranch, which was recently visited by a Vllllsta band, stated that not less than 1600 head of cattle were run off his ranch The Gabilondo ranch lost more than 1000 head, and Manuel Ellas Lucero is reported to have lost about 2000 head. This force of alleged raiders I3 said to haTe turned back Into Chihauhua with the captured herds . Ships Cattle to Temper Col. B. A. Packard has shipped five carloads of cattle, recently purchased In Mexico, to pasture on his Tempe ranch In the Salt River valley. The cattle were loaded here and accompa nied bv A. B. Packard, Col Packard"s son They will be fattened and mar keted for beef CALVES 'THRIVE ON GOAT'S MILK Tucson, Ariz, Dec. 10 Dairy calves thrive on about half the amount of goats' milk as cows' mlk, according to A. J. Davidson, breeder of milk goats, who is experimenting in raising calves on goats' milk He has selected a half dozen calves to start with, and is keep ing a record of their growth and condi tion It Is his theory that if calves can be successfully raised on the milk of goats which live on scrub brush and desert herbage generally, dairymen will find It profitable to keep a few goats and sell a correspondingly greater amount of cows' milk. FINE LOT OF CALVES SOLD BY ALPINE MEN Alpine, Tex. Dec 10 S. R. Guthrie has sold one of the finest bunches of Hereford calves ever sold on this mar ket The calves, 550 In the lot, were sold to J B. Irving, who later, sold them to Beaty & Biggs. The price paid was $25. Among the cattle shipments from here to Fort Worth were Jackson & Harmon, three cars of cows; Gid Guth rie, three cars of cows, W B. Hancock, one car of bulls GOOD SHIPMENTSOF CATTLE FROM BALMORHEA Balmorhea, Texas, Dec 10. Heavy shipments of cattle are being made by the McCutcheon and Kingston ranclyes. In one day the following shipments were made From the McCutcheon ranch: Four cars to A B Tubbs at Monahans, eight cars to Graham & Price at Odessa; 10 cars calves to Tort Worth market From the Kingston ranch One car of cows ami 10 cars of calves' to Fort Worth. Paul'Rentz shipped a car of hogs to Fort Worth. HANDLE $1,000,000 IN CATTLE DEALS DURING YEAR Carlsbad. N M. Dec. 10 The two banks in this city in the past jear have handled more than $1,000,000 in cattle deals The total of eastern New Mexico has convinced land owners of the de sirability of going in for stock raising on a large scale Acrey Bros, have loaded 18 cars of sheep this week, for shipment to feed ranges In Texas. WOLVERINE MINE TO PAY DIVIDEND Bisbee, Ariz, Dec 10 Stockholde-s here have received notice that the "Wolverine "Mining company, operating the "Wolverine mine heie will pay a dividend of 20 cents a share on Dec 15 This is said t- be the first dividend ever pid b th inmpinv "Wolverine tnt i tv All ins the CoDDer Queen EXPORTS I minco. One Hundred Head of Cattle Being Killed Daily at Packing Plant. The first shipment to be made from the Juarez packing plant since It was taken over by the Villa family and im proved, was made Monday. The ship ment consisted of one car of dressed beef and was shipped in bond from Juarez to K"ansas City. Shipments wilj be made at regular In tervals, though the camp will not be brought up to its full productivity for some months as much of the product Is being used in Juarez, besides a con siderable quantity being shipped south. About 100 head of cattle are being killed a day. The cold storage plant Is now in operation and a considerable quantity of chilled beet will be kept on hand. Heavy Importations at Columbus. Large shipments of cattle continue to bo made at the port of Columbus. About 200 head was entered Monday by A. Escotate. Other shipments during the past week have brought up the total to nearly 2000 head. Most of the cattle are being sent to pasture, although a good proportion is marketed at Fort Worth. Among recent Columbus shipments which passed through El Paso during the week were 17 cars shipped by Ellas Bros on the T. P to pasture In the "Van Horn section, and 30 cars, shipped over the same line, by Clay Robinson & Co , to the Fort "Worth market Ten cars were entered at Columbus Monday, five by Kraft & Madsro and fire by Tom Parrlne Ship Out Canal! Grande Cattle. Arrangements are being- made for a number of extensive shipments of good Mexican stock from points on the Mex ico North Western railroad One drive of 2500 head, which has been rounded up in the past week, will be shipped about Thursday from Casas Grandes. Cattlemen are somewhat apprehensive regarding the movements of Salazar, hut so far no reoorts have been re ceived by them of raids on cattle by the "Colorado" leader TO CARRY 0 25.M cim Curry County Eange Good For Winter Grazing of Large Herds. Clovis, N M.. Dec. 10 Indications are that fully 25,000 head of cattle In Curry county will be carried ov-er this winter. This number Is an increase of nearly 100 percent over three years ago. Range conditions have been excellent this vear and it is not anticipated by cattlemen that the holding over of this stock will have any but a beneficial effect as they look for a continuance of good prices next year. Winter Grnilug Good. The range Is covered with tall grasst curled up, which means good winter crazing. To be on the safe side the cattlemen are not depending entirely on the ranges but are laving in a supply of ootton seed cake and have it at points where It can easily be fed to the cattle. CATTLE IMPORTATIONS TO NEW MEXICO HALTED Silver City, N M , Dec. 9 Cattlemen of . 11 . .. xt-.,. nr-. i. nA greatly Interested in the recent em - pc '.'... i -.i i Dartre piaceu uu .iui.iurt.tn.iuus ui utiua hv nT-AciiTive proclamation ov tne euv- x. "UTAwtn. Sfiveral of the lanrer cattle com panies operating' in this section had contracted for the delivery of large consignments of Mexican range stock to replenish their herds, and the embargo will prevent the delivery of these cattle indefinitely. However, the cattlemen endorse the action of the governor, as they do not want to take any chances of having their herds Infected with the deadly foot and mouth disease now prevalent in certain sections of the country. SONORA CATTLE REFUSED ADMITTANCE AT THE PORT A shipment of 15 cars of cattle, number ing about 650 head, was held up "Wednes day by agents of the bureau of animal In dustry when an attempt was made to enter It It is claimed that the cattle, which come from the M. E. Lucero ranch near Fronterau. Sonora, have been brought from an Infected district. The cattle were driven overland to Casas Grandes and there shipped. They were re fused admittance, but were crossed "Wed nesday morning The entire shipment was Immediately ordered returned and Is now In Juarez. It is claimed that cattle have been out of the Infected district for 30 days and if this is proved, they will be allowed to en ter in another 30 days if they are found to be free from disease. Cattle coming from Infected districts are held up 60 days. ALAM0G0RD0 MEN BUY CATTLE IN ARIZONA Alamogordo, N M Dec. 10. John Snjder has left for vVillcox. Ariz., to Inspect and receive a consignment of cattle for which he contracted some time ago He expects to buy more cattle there If the prices are satisfac tory. "W. R. Eldson has left for Arizona points to buy cattle for the Alamogordo Improvement Co. The company has a quantity of hay on hand which will be used to fatten the cattle BIG CATTLE COMPANIES ARE ORGANIZING IN SANTA FE Santa Fe. N M, Dec 10 The cattle Industry In Santa Fe county Is to re ceive a big impetus by the incorpora tion of two big companies, each of which Is negotiating for tho range on two big private land grants, of about 50,000 acres each, one just west of Santa Fe, and the other south of , Cerrillos "With that prorosltion Is to go an un- i dertaking for feeding cattle and sheep I ana tne ouuaing of stockyards and a meat packing plant. Already, state senator B r Pankey has established In southern Santa Fe county on the Eaton grant, one of the biggest cattle outfits In central New Mexico TIRST OARLOAD SIUPMCItTS OF HOGS FROM NEW' MEXICO Santa Fe. N. M, Dec. 10. The first carload shipments of hogs ever made from New Mexico left the Pecos valley this week for Broom, Texas The shipment consisted of 400 ani mals, filling three cars The hogs were sold bv the Knoropp-Mincv companv to C P Shcirman at six cents a pound and will he fed from 60 to aO dais be fore being killed. SOUTHWESTERN IIITEITOH nmESTHESEUE Lands Are Listed and Will Be Thrown Open by Sec retary of Interior. Tucson, Ariz, Dec 10 About 6000 acres of land in southern Arizona forest reserves have been listed by applicants who would farm them, and the land will be thrown open by order of the secre tary of the interior, according to ad vices received here. Of the total, 720 acres have been listed in the Coronado national forest by the following' James Richards, San Rafael, H J. Brown, Parker Canyon Crate Moberly, Tucson, J W Williamson, Patagonia; M. M Bigelow, Parker Canyon, Salva dor Murieta, Duquesne The lands-have been investigated by a forest officer and found more suitable for agricul ture than for forest purposes. Many Homexeekern "Visit Tucson. Forty homeseekers from the east reached Tucson a few days ago and rei-A shown over the big tract which the Tucson Farms company has placed under cultivation ana is colonizing The party was in charge of J. P. Young of Chicago L H. Manning, president of the chamber of commerce, secretary John C. Myers and a number of other citizens met the people at the station. Bowie Hen Lays Siamese Twin Eggs Daily; One in Shell of ihe Other Bowie. Ariz , Dec. 10 Arthur Morris, a farmer who resides near Bowie, has a hen that lays twrf eggs a day. She Is a white Leghorn and is only seven months old. The hen began to lay when she was live months old and Mr. Morris says that she has been laying every day since, but It was only re cently that he made the discovery that she was depositing two eggs One of the eggs the hen lays is seemingly perfect The other one Is smaller and is inclosed in the shell of the large egg The small egg has a perfect shell, the same as the larger one The large egg has a perfectly formed yolk. Mr Morris made this discovery when he broke an egg in a frying pan. J Some Farmers Pasture on Cotton Fields After the First Picking. Big Springs, Texas, Dec. 10. Despite unfavorable weather conditions, more than 4009 bales of cotton nave been received this season at one yard in Big Springs. It Is estimated that more than 7000 bales already hare been baled this season in Howard county. Because of the low price of cotton and the difficulty In disposing of cot ton, some of the Howard county farm ers are pasturing their cotton fields after picking them the first time. Slake War on Prnlrle Dogt Tlln. Cnrlnva Viae KAnm thp nATltAI- oi a war on prairie ddgs which is be- J ing waged by Howard county farmers and stockmen Cattlemen are the great est sufferers from the prairie dogs, as they soon clean up grass, roots and all in pastures. merchantIbecomes farmer on 200 acres Yuma, Ariz, Dec 10 Avery Curry. ' inrmpr mprpnani or ifiiuuiaa. uiilk k. I cattleman, and a member of the first ' otato loclQlati.rA hae tnrnWl farmer He . . .- . , - .. i 3 .- w -v ,-. ..- -. -----j I nn Ti Clilst T on the Gila river, has more than 100 acres unaer cuiuvaiiuu. auu ii j" raised good crops of barley, oeans ana corn, nts eAetis w iuuou " age mis year GROWS LONG STAPLE COTTON IN SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY Douglas, Ariz. Dec 10 O. T. Gal loMipr a farmer near T.ierht in the Sul- vphur Springs valley, has grown five acres OI long siapi? cuuuii, aim it a good crop, he announces. The cotton was grown as an experiment. It had been uncertain whether soil and climate here were adapted to the long staple crop. His average yield Is about a bale per acre. It is declared. Several farmers of the district are raising tobacco on a small scale. The leaf is said to be of good quality, though narrow It can be used for cigar fillers CATTLE SHIPMENTS ARE MADE AT ALAMOGORDO Alamogordo. N M. Dec 10 "Will L. Rutherford has made a clean up ship ment of three cars of cattle The ship ment was loaded at the Turquoise pens and consigned to tne market at Kansas City. Several ranchmen from the Mayhlll and "Weed districts shipped seven cars from the Alamogordo pens. This shipment also Is consigned to the market at Kansas City. CVTTLE IX ROOSEVELT COUTY I"CRESi!n GREVTLY Portales, N M . Dec 10 The number of cattle In Roosevelt county is increas ing at such a rate that there will soon be double the number here that there was last ear The dry farming part of the county Is rapidly being blocked Into ranches. SELLS COO TWO "V K VR oi,n STEERS FOR $4! AROIPVU Carlsbad, N M, Dec. 10 J. J Beals has Just sold to J D Lard, of Miami, Texas, 600 head of two vear old steers belonging to Jack Bryant, of Brown field. The price paid was $49 around. THE COW MORE THAN 700Q RALES IN HOWARD The Hollies. ?S0, and The Forest Banger, $700, painted by Mr W H Dunton. who has headquarters In Toas. New Mexico, where he paints Indians and western life from Nature By special arrangement Mr Dunton has left these paintings with us for sale They are now on display In our window TUTTLE PAINT AND GLASS CO. 210 N STANTON ST. Attention, We can supply iRt a? liyb EJfr DEVELOPMENT. ESI UPS 14, CITT0N Growers Already Have Re ceived $56,000; Are Still Shipping. Mesa, Ariz , Dec. 10 Fourteen car loads of Egyptian long-staple cotton have been shipper! from Mesa since the present season began, and $56,000 has been distributed among the growers. The local gin is still operating to its full capacity and farther shipments will follow soon. " Advices from Egypt are to the effect that little cotton will be planted there next season, owing to the war, and the world's entire "Supply of long staple must come from the Salt river vallev For this reason the growers are much encouraged and will plant large areas to cotton, in expectation of high prices. Interested In Rate Case. Arizona cotton growers are vitally Interested In a rate case to be heard In Los Angeles January 9 before an In terstate commerce commission. The right of shippers to have their cotton pressed In transit to points east of El Paso is involved Shippers in Arizona and southern California have always had the right to bill their cotton straight through to its destination but unload at any point and have it pressed. Some months ago the Southern Pacific and other rail roads issued an order requiring ship pers to pay the local rate to the press and the regular rate from the press to the ultimate destination. At the re quest of tbe Arizona corporation com mission the order was suspended, pend ing a hearing. The case arising out of the protest of the Los Angeles Jobbers' associa tion against the reduced rates ordered last spring, between northern Arizona and southern Arizona points, is to coma up before the same examiner in Los Angeles January 4 If the rates become effective, southern Arizona will re ceive most of its lumber and timber from the northern counties of this state Instead of from the Pacific northwest, through the port of Los Angeles 34,000 rOUJVDS OF BEAJfS GROWX ON 48 ACRE FRJI. Estancia, N M. Dec 10 On a 4g acre tract in the Estancia valley H. F Mathews raised 34,009 pounds of beans which brought him $1260 after he had saved enough of the crop for seed next year Other crops grown on the Mathews farm were equally abundant including field corn, lima beans and hay. PORTALES TO ORGANIZE COOPERATIVE CREAMERY Portales, N. M.. Dec. 10. Forty farm ers in this district have oledged them selves to subscribe $104 each to the new creamery project and- the creamery project has been revived The plan to build a creamery was being considered here several weeks ago and outside men were here to in terest the farmers in the plan. It did not develop at the time and the pro moters left. If it is not possible to bring .them back it is probable that a cooperative creamery company will be organized. BIG BEET BRATS THE RRCORD FOR ITS SIZE AXD WEIGHT. Melrose. N. M-. Dec. 10 A sugar beet that weighs 17 1-2 poundx mpaiirel 24 inches in length and 2t imV in circumference was brought to nw i by J J Bostlck from the farm of Henry Williams, 23 miles northwest of Mel rose The beet is only one of a number in the same field from which Mr Bostlck sa8 it was hard to select one as being tbe biggest from the field. I -- , - French Remedy for Stomach Troubles The leading dqctors of France have for years used a prescription of vege table oils for chronic stomach trouble ana constipation that acts like a charm One dose will convince you Severe cases of years' standing are often greatly benefited within 24 hours. So manv people are getting surprising results that we feel all persons suffe- liyer an(J stomacn tr0u'bles should try . Mavrs "Wonderful Stomach Remed , It ,g now so,d here by Potter Drug i store. Advertisement. Faywood Hot Springs the Cure for Sciatica, and all forms of Rheumatism and Gout. DR. L. F. HURRAY. "Resident Physician, T. C. 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