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OK City Mining News
$2.00 The Year
VOL. IX No. 12.
Careful Work Rewarded
in District*
To Much Surface Work Can
not Be Done.
Since the uncovering of the
fich ôre shoot on the Mineral
Zone group, prospectors are get
ting in shape for a more sys
tematic and thorough prospecting
of their claims.
The history of the Mineral
Zone is the same as several
others in this district. These
claims had been held for several
years, and in doing assessment
work, it had been the policy to
continue a tunnel fhat had been
started, instead of opening new
ground. When the tunnel was
abandoned and surface work
started, it was not long before a
bonanza was opened.
Take the South Fork for mine
example. It is well-known that
at no place did the vein crop out,
and very little float was thrown.
This mine paid from the grass
roots, and since it has been
worked it has been found that
All ore shoots have gone to the
surface, and were merely covered
by the surface soil.
The Center Star is still a better
example of a blind vein. The
locators of this property worked
more than two years before the
vein was found. There was an
immense flow of float found in a
gulch, that was very rich, and
the soil on the bed rock on both
. sides of the small gulch would
pan. The prospectors were com
pelled to sink through 15 to 20 ft.
of surface soil to reach bed rock,
but they were at last rewarded
by the finding of a remarkably
large and rich ore shoot.
The finding of these ore bodies
that were covered with heavy
surface soil and wash, only
proves the oft repeated saying
that for quartz, this district was
not half prospected. It is true
that a great many claims are
located that have an out crop,
but not many of these have an
ore shoot of any magnitude.
It is a well-known fact that in
the Elk City district, that most
of the ore bodies that are very
extensive or rich, are very soft
and highly oxidized, and subject
to erosion, and that in most
places where a vein out-crops, it
is usually low grade. Another
fact has been determined by ex
perience, and that is, if you do
not get values on the surface
yeu need not expect them with
depth, for so far this has held
American Mining Congress.
Officials of the American Min
ing Congress will be formally
advised in a few days that a
.fund of $5,000, has been sub
scribed and guaranteed by oper
ators and business men ,pf Spo
kane, for the I9i2 convention,
which will meet the last week in
November or early in December.
The congress gave the people of
Spokane two weeks in which to
raise the fund, which, however,
was subscribed in two days. The
Spokane Mining Club, headed by
L. K. Armstrong, will co-operate
with the Spokane Chamber of
Commerce in making the sessions
of interest to the various branches
of the industry, also in providing
adequate entertainment for the
officers, delegates and Visitors.
Strike Paralyzes England.
A dispatch from London says:
Although this is only the second
day of the coal strike, its para
lyzing effect on other industries
is being felt keenly' It is com
muted , that by Monday 150,000
Workers outside of the coal min
ers will be idle, More thaq 1,000,
Ö00 miners in England. Scotland
and Wales are out.
Shipping is 'approaching a
standstill and steam trawlers are
laying up. That source of cheap
food socm will be cut off. Many
foundries already are closed.
Three or four days will suffice to
cause a stoppage at most of the
Sheffield steel works and if the
colleriez don't resume within a
week more than a million employ
es in the cotton mill and allied
trades in Lancashire wiil be with
out work.
As loqg as the National Miners
Federation adheres to the deter
mination that a schedule of mini
mum wage rates drawn up by
themselves must be conceded be
fore they will enter into further
negotations, there appears not
the slightest hope of settling the
coerced to pay a minimum wage
by legislative enactment, but this
The owners may be
method cannot force the' miners
to accept and return to work.
May Soon Be Building. .
A. W. Patterson, of Lewiston,
says the Tribune, has received
the lastest information from
Salmon City relative to railroad
construction, which is to the ef
fect that two large scows to be
used in transporting equipment
and supplies to the lower river,
are now practically completed.
In the letter to Mr. Patterson,
, , j ,, , ,
statement was made that the
building of the . road down the
Salmon river would be com
menced as soon as weather con
ditions are favorable in the
Eagle Mine Improvement.
W. A. Edwards, manager of
the Eagle Miffing company of
Edwardsburg, left yesterday for
home. His visit here was to con
çlude arrangements for the in
stallation next spring of a com
plete electric power and lighting
system, that will be automatic,
self-regulating 'and water pro
pelled. Harry Schieler has been
engaged to supervise the work.
Which fact guarantees a good
Job. —Meadows Eagle.
The Left Over Sandwiches.
Sometimes after a party there are
sandwiches left over. Here is an excel
lent way of using them up: Make a
batter exactly like you use for pan
cakes and add to it either sugar or
salt, according to whether the sand
wiches are sweet or savory. Then
each sandwich Is dipped in the batter
and fried till a golden brown in fat
from which a faint bluish smoke is ris
ing. No matter how dry they are they
are delicious done in this way. Crusts
that have bqen cut off from sandwiches
dry in the oyen, put through a miuclng
machine and use as coating for fish,
rissoles, etc.—Baltimore American.
Orders Americans in Mexico
to Seek Safety.
Senator Lodge of Massachu
setfs said at the White House
Saturday that thé situation in
Mexico was about as bad as it
pose it, but Still it is just like
having a house afire next door.
Fhe gravity of the situation in
Mexico caused President Taft to
issue a proclamation virtually
warning American citizens to re
frain from entering the country
aqd those now residents there to
leave when conditions threaten
to become intolerable. The de
possibly could be.
"Our interests in Mexico con
tinue to. protest against condi
tions there," said Mr. Lodge.
"There is no use shutting our
eyes to the fact that a state of
I am
anarchy exists there,
against intervention qnd will op
cision to issue, such a warning
was reached at a special meeting
of the cabinet.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Collett, of
Livingston, passed through Elk
City, this week for the Jumbo
mine in the Hump. Mr. Collett
is vice president of the leasing
The pleasant news was deceiv
ed this wqek, that Dr. F. A.
Campbell of Grarlgeville,, who is
in California for his health, is
Mrs. M. McCarthy, of Kalis
pell, Mont., has gone, to the
Jumbo mine, where she will be
employed as cook.
Joe Egbert, who has been at
tending the University mining
school, at Moscow, has returned
to Elk City.
Jas, Heater, of Newsome,
passed turough town this week
for Orogrande.
Mrs. Wilkinson, of Spokane,
arrived yesterday, to cook at the
Hotel Parr.
work 18 be & un b r placing the furniture
as it is to be placed on the stage—In
0 tjj er WO rds, by setting the scene. Then
the young dramatist, begins to act. He
Is all the characters In his play. He
pushes about the apartments, quarrel
ing with himself, making love to him
A Dramatist at Work.
When Eugene Walter writes a play
the tools necessary to the process are
one large room, one outfit of furniture
and one exceptionally rapid stenogra
pher. Mr., Walter and the stenographer
enter the room. The door Is locked, and
self, now standing here as one person
and then racing to the opposite end of
the apartment to be another. All the
time he is speaking the words that
come Into his mind as natural under
the circumstances, and the stenogra
pher is taking them down at top speed.
At the etid of an hour Or two an act is
finished, an invisible curtain is rung
down, and If the amanuensis hasn't
fainted, as two did in one day of labor
on one play, the stage is set for the
next act.—Channlng Pollock in "The
Footlights—Fore and Aft."
Plants Which Live In Ice.
Plants do not freeze to death In the
early winter, but perish from thirst.
The process is simple. The cold causes
the withdrawal of the water from the
cells of the plants, forming ice crys
tals outside the cells. 'The frost, cool
ing, add contracting the surface, acts
as a sort of pump, and as soon as the
céll is emptied of its life giving fluid
the plant dies. The truth of this theo
ry has been proved by numerous care
ful experiments. Great variation was
found ip the amount of cold necessary
to cause the death of vegetation. Some
plants dry out quickly and are killed
before the freezing point is reached.
Many plants will survive zero weather,
and some dif only at 20 degrees below.
Certain vegetable growths never freeze.
There are forms of bacteria that even
when Immersed in liquid air. the most
intense cold available, come out of
their. bitter bath as lively as ever.—
London Telegraph.
Terrorize Populace and Bank
Rioting of a serious nature took
p i aC e in Tien Tsin, China, Satur
day night. The outbreak has
been feared and precautions were
taken as far as possible to pro
tect residents from harm.
Between and 10 o'clock the
soldiers mutinied, set fire to a
number of buildings and then be
gan looting from house to house.
They were joined by the rabble,
Shops and banks in all important
streets were looted ànd some of
them were wrecked,
In order to intimidate the pop
ulace, the soldiers kept up a con
tinual gun fire. The rattle of
musketry could be heard through
out the night. Onlÿ a few
police remained loyal and they
were outnumbered and powerless
to suppress the disorders.
No less than fourteen fifes
were raging simultaneously in
various parts of the city. Thé
soldiers broke into the Pei Yang
mint which was set on fire. Ma
chinery to the value of many
thousands of dollars were des
troyed. The looters entered the
silver store •wrenching off the
iron shutters and even making
holes in the walls' The mint
was looted of everything port
able and the ground was strewn
with empty cartridge cases.
Hand Drilling.
Rapid drilling by hand is not
accomplished by use of heavy
hammers and forceful blows, but
by hammers of the proper size
handled by men who know how
to strike the blow that will
Lode locators in California are
required by state law to file
after the time limit for perform
ing such labor, but there is no
90-day requirement as to work,
The statute merely provides that
development work shall be of the
character,s in the manner, and
within the time required by the
laws of the United States.
cause the drill to cut and keep
the bottom of the hole clear so
that the drill is worked on solid
rock and not on a lot of loose
fragments': This is an art, and
is only learned by experience.
proof of labor within 30 days
From the Mining and Scientific Press.
Permissible charges for sur
veys and charges for publication
in newspapers have been fixed
by the commissioner of the gen
eral land office, in accordance
with the provisions of the land
office regulations. In a daily
paper the charge may not exceed
$7 for each ten lines for the full
period required by law. For a
weekly paper, $5 is the permis
sible charge. For the publica
tion of citations in contests or
hearings, not more than $8 may
be charged for five publications
in a weekly paper, or $10 for
publication in a daily paper for
thirty days. When it appears
that excessive charges have been
imposed by any surveyor, prompt
steps are taken to correct it.
In assaying ores containing
much copper this metal is largely
cencentrated in the lead button,
making i£ hard, and necessitating
repeated scorifications, and in
some cases a preliminary removal
of the copper by solution of the
ore in nitric acid. This leaves
the gold in the insoluble residue,
which is filtered off, and the
silver in the solution is thrown
down by hydrochloric acid. The
resulting precipitate of silver
chloride is filtered, and the resi
due and the precipitate are scori
fied together. Ores containing
much arsenic or sulphur are
generally roasted at a low heat,
and the-assay is made on the
roasted material, but this must
be carefully done, otherwise con
siderable losses will occur.
In explosives for use in the
open air, such as, for example,
quarrying or railroad excavation
strength and , efficiency in re
moving rock are the qualities
that are most important, and
usually are the only ones that
need consideration in the selec
tion of a suitable explosive. Ex
plosives that are to be used in
tunneling must net only possess
strength and efficiency, but also
be of such composition that upon
exploding they will not give off
large quantities of poisonous or
offensive gases. In explosives
intended for use in coal mines, a
further property is most import
ant. Besides, possessing the
qualities of strength, efficiency
in breaking down coal, and free
dom from poisonous explosion
products, the explosive shovld be
of such nature as not reac ily to
ignite explosive mixtures of gas
or coal dust.
When mining claims are re
located in such a way as to for
feit the, rights, of previous loca
tors, the question as to whether
the improvement made are for
feited depends upon whether
they can be considered a part of
the realty or not. Thus, in Cali
fornia it has been held that an
engine and pump became part of
the realty, and and engine-house
with. 15-hp'. engine, boiler, and
attachments, fastened to the
realty and used for development
of the claim, were held to be
real property, belonging to the
re-locator, while a cabin set on
blocks and a portable fence were
held to be personal property,
The land department has h< Id
that the improvements re-located
cannot be counted as part of the
$500 expenditure required by
Notice to the Public.
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