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$2.00 The Year
VOL. IX No. 21.
Last Chance Starts Mill
This Week.
ÎTave Fierity of Ore in Sight
for a Long Run.
T)ie mill on the Last Chance
mine commenced to drop stamps
this week, and aside from some
minor changes the mill will be in
continuous operation this season.
The mill is a triple discharge
of the self-contained
pattern, two stamps, the stamps
weighing 1000 pounds each. The
mill is also equipped with a six
foot Erne vanner, and all machi
nery is driven by water power.
The mill is located at the mouth
of the main tunnel, which is on
what is known as the north vein.
This tunnel has been driven 200
ft. on the vein, all in pay ore.
At about 100 ft. from the portal
a raise has been made, which
will not only be used for block
ing out of ore, but às a chute for
from another, vein to the
south. The first ore to be put
through the mill will be the ore
taken from the tunnel in the,
course of development work.
There is enough of ythis ore to
several days, and the mill
will be all adjusted by the time
this is put through.
, Vl ,On the south vein is where
most of the ore has been blocked
On this vein there is a
tunnel in 360 ft., about 260 ft.
being driven on the vein, which
«shows 30 inches of pay ore that
will plate about $30 tc the ton.
About 100 ft. .from the face of
.fhe tunnel a rake has : been put
qp to the surface and a stope
started, so there will be no wait
ing on ore. The ore from this
; vein is hauled a short distance
apd,dumped into the raise of the
■main working tunnel, from which
it is trammed to the mill. This
tunnel is nearly 100 ft. above the
mjll level.
It is the intention, as soon as
the mill is running smoothly and
plenty of ore is broken to push
the main tunnel in to where a
cross-cut can,,be made to the
south vein, which is only about.
125 ft. from the, main vein. This
would not only give a more
economical way. of working, but
would give at least 100 ft. more
The Last Chance group of
claims is owned by James P.
Larsen, of Elk City, and the
Wilson Bros., of Spokane. Mr.
Larsen is ope- of the. original
locators of the group, *and is at
present in charge of the opera-
tion of the mine and mill.
- It is these kind of mines and
plants that will make any dis-
trict, for it is well-known that
an individual can operate much
cheaper than 1 a company, and
when they get a good ^property
the profits are Very large. As a
.general rule there are not so
many men on the pay roll, but
the men are better paid.
Have Gdod Head of Water
'this Season.
The Golden Rule placer mine
started piping this week, hav
ing got the ditch open and the
snow out of the pit. They had
a bad break in the ditch which
delayed them for several days,
but it is now repaired.
Last year the owners opened
a new pit, which is in the old
channel, and is about 300 yards
north of the old workings, and
i| is in this pit that the work
will be done this year. Wher
ever the old channel can be work
ed on this ground, good pay dirt
is fdund, and it is expected that
a good clean-up will fVe made
this season.
The base ball enthusiasts have
started to get,, busy, and this
Grounds Now Being Put in
week the grounds were given
there first raking, preparatory
to the opening of the season.
The same grounds will be used
this year that were used when
the Buster nine was playing ball,
and by taking an early interest
in the matter, the grounds can
be put in first-class shape. 4i The
great event of the base bàn sea
son will be the Fourth of July
game with Dixie, and the Elk
.City boys are going to make a
creditable showing.
A meeting of the fhns was
held Monday evening,. and an
organisation was perfected and
the following officers chpsen: r C.
A. Jones, manager; Lee Fruit,
captai^. Another meeting will
be held shortly when arrange
ments will be made for practice.
Free-milling ore in California
always contains a certain amount
of sulphides, usually about 2 per
cent. These are concentrated
and then either shipped to the
■smelters, ground in tube-mills
.and cyanided, or treated by the
chlorination process.
Fogs Bswildsr Birds. 1
■ It is a curious thing that, though
human beings are utterly bewildered
In a dense fog, most animals find their
way through it '-without much diffi
culty. A horse vflll trot along in its
right direction as though the air were
perfectly clear, and not only that, but
will take the right turning at the right
moment If It Is at all accustomed to
the road. A human being Would take
any turning but-the right ohe. Birds,
on the other hand, are utterly bewil
dered by fogs. Pigeons, for instance,
will remain motionless all day long,
half asleep, huddled up in their pigeon
houses. Chickens and poultry of all
kinds won't stir all the time a heavy
■fog is about. Birds of all kinds, us a
■matter of fact, seem helpless during
foggy weather.—Pearson's.
Snow Garlands.
Curious ropes of snow that form
on window ledges, tree branches, etc.,
at a temperature near freezing point
have been brought to notice by Dr.
•Karl Kassuer as "snow garlands."
One of these ropes photographed on
the building of the Meteorological in
stitute in Berlin was four inches in
thickness and was suspended by the
two ends, the distance between the
points of support being three ami
three-quarters feet •' ami the vertical
sag abolit one andL onc-half inches.
The snqw on the little projection of
the wall, it is supplied, was farmed
by the lient of the building, when the
middle slipped down and, be&g thus
removed' from th'c source of lient,
froze again.
. •SLSüEÜLL.t: ■
Plenty of Water, Wirt Make
Good Run.
Piping at the Golden Scale
placer is now at its best, and
Manager McNutt is working two
shifts and moving lots of ground.
The gravel looks good and pros
pects well, and it is expected a
good clean-up will be made.
When the present pit was
started the gravel was very tight
and full of large boulders, and
the work was very slow, as they
did not have enough water to
move the boulders. Now the pit
is all in good gravel, and no
boulders are encountered that
will not go through the race. If
the water increases in the next
few days it the intention to
put another giant to worl^ as thfi
flume will easily carry the dirt.
New Kind of Withdrawal,
Withdrawal of public lands for
use ratheç than from use is the
latest piece of practical conser
V ation. The president, by ex
ecutive order, under the with
drawal law has withdrawn from
en t ry many tracts of unappro
pr j a ted public la^ids whiçh con
^j n springs or small streams,
These catering places control the
public range over large areas in
Utah and Wyoming and the with
drawal ÿf these lands will in no
w j se interfere with the use of
springs or v streams but will
j n f ac t j nsure £he possibility of
pu T>lic use. Control of watering
p i aces by strong private interests
and the resultant monopolization
of grazing, on the public domain
are believpd to be prejudical to
public interest, and the presi
dent regards the,setting aside of
these watering places for public
use as serving, a distinct and
beneficial public purpose, in har
mony not only with the letter but
the spirit of thç act of 1910.
■ ; ThurrVh Prints
In the Argentine Republic the identi
Çcatlon cards of policemen, coachmen,
cab drivers, commissionaires and serv
ants have since 9800 borne their finger
prints. Upon all passports and hank
receipts for deposits the Imprint of the
thumb must be made at the time of de
livery. In Roumanla since 1903 the
thumb print has been substituted fo r
the cross made Instead of signature hj
persons who cannot write. In the Phil
ippine Islands those who cannot write
are not obliged to be Identified by wit
nesses at savings banks, hut have to
make their mark with their thumb.
The same system has heeu used In
the banks of Bengal for fifty years. In
France to put an end to the fraud of
enlistment, desertion and re-enllstment
for the bounty paid In the Foreign Le
gion, every man's finger prints are tak
en and kept on file.
■ The Fir«t Railway Gaugow
An Interesting story was told by one
of George Stephenson's biographers re-
lating how the great engineer came to
adopt the four foot eight and a half
Inch gauge for his railways,
tlnie previous to the building: of his
Newcastle and Carlisle railway Ste-
phenson had an opportunity of inspect-
ing some portion of an old Roman wall,
through which the chariots used to
be driven. Deep ruts made tby the
chariot wheels were still visible, and
measuring these he found their
distance apart to he ns near ns possible
four feet eight and a half Inches. Ste-
phenson thereupon came to the conclu-
My sou wants to start n
sion that lf ; a world power like the
Romans had' made such use of the
measure for Its chariots he dould not
ht} wrong in' adopting those ineasure-
ments ns a rule for his railway.
Migfit Do Worse.
"What's the trouble, old man? Tou |
look worried.'
"I am.
chicken farm.
"Oh, well, try to throw It off! _
might he wanting to buy or sell stuff
in margins;"—Chicago Record-Herald.
The remains of E. G. Rucker ;
who was killed by his partner ;
last winter, and whose body was !
placed in the Salmon river, have !
been recovered and give a burial, i
Rucker's Remains are at Last
About two weeks ago as a
party of bear hunters, composed
of Rich Danforth, Jim Lougee
Mitt Haynie were going up the
river, pulling a boat, they dis
covered the remains of a man,
with a rope tied around his waist.
A hasty examination was made
and it was discovered that the
man had been shot through the
left arm, the bullet entering his
side, and lodging in the body.
The remains were in a good stifte
of preservation with the excep
tion of .the fAce.
It was at once reçalled that la,st
winter Samuel M. Pruitt went to
Orangeville and gave himself up
to the, authorities^ and told of
shooting his Partnerland plac
ing his body in the river. Pruitt
claimed to have tied a rope
around the body, and anchorcl it
to a rock. He also told that he
shot Rucker through the left
arm anc| body.
At that tim^, whife Pruitt was
still held in jail, the sheriff sent
a, party to make an investigation
and see if the body could tÿi re
covered. The- party that went
to the scene of the trouble could
find no trace of th t e body, and
there was no sign . of any con
flict, and on this report Pruitt
was turned , loose, pnd his story
of self defense was considered
the truth. ,
The place ^yhere the body was
found is about 50 miles down the
river from where it was put in,
and it is supposed that the rock
to- which the body was tied, was
nojb large enough to hole!, and
that is has been moving down
the river, and at last lodged in
sdme boulders where it was
New Apex Law.
Following is the text of Senator
Reed Smoot's bill amending sec
tion 2322 Revised Statutes in re
gard to mining claims:
"Locators of all mining loca
tions heretofore made on any
mineral vein, lode, or ledge sit
uate on the public domain,, their
hefts or assigns, shall haVe the
exclusive right of possession and
enjoyment of the lands so located
as permitted by the customs,
regulations and laws in |prce at
th'c date of their locatiôns, but
from and after's the passage of
thjs act the locators of mining
locations iipon any mineral, vein,
lode, or ledge, or of a deposit of
npneral or minerals in place,
situate on the public domain,
their heirs or assigns, shall, sub
ject to such other rights as per
tain to claims located prior to
the passage of this act, haVe the
cxclusive right of possession and
enjoyment of all the surface in
(jluded within the lines of their
locations and of such veins, lodes,
ledges and deposits'of mineral!
sir minerals irv place as lie within
j the block,of ground bounded by
yertical plgnes passing through
sur f^> e ii ne s, and no such
locator, his heirs oç. assigns,
shall have, the right under such
I location to follow any vein, lod«^
or lodge or other deposit outside
of the limits of such claim.
"Sec. 2. That notice of loca
jtion of all mining claims,lode or
placer, made after the date of
the passage of this act, must be
filed for record with the register
and receiver of the land district
within which the lands are sit
uated within one year from the
date of each location, and unless
final entry and payment be made
for such claims within seven
years after date of location, ex
elusive of the time covered by
pendirig adverse claims, all rights
thereunder shall cease,
> t
From the Mining and Scientific Press.
Side latches on ore-cars are apt
to prove objectionable in under
ground work, as they are apt to
catch on the timbers in narrow
workings. ,
Work on a mining claim used
in application .for patent must
have been performed by the ap
plicant or his grantor. Work ex
isting on claims when located
cannot be entered except by
fraud, but work done by the lo
cator may be counted toward
patent by one who buys from
thp locator, if it be otherwise ap
'Ore should n£t be roasted be
fore concentration, as it is too ex
pensive. Roasting will, ordinarily
cost from 75c up per ton, depend
ing oiL the method employed,
while concentrating can ordi
narily be done for little more
than half that sum., In addition
better results can .ordinarily be
obtained, on raw ore than on
roasted material.
Knocking in the cylinder of a
straight line air compressor is
offen caused by the reversal of
the connecting-rod function in
the middle of the stroke. If the
thrust of the cross-head is down
ward at the beginning of the
stroke it .will be upward at the
end, and conversely. To prevent
knocking, the bearings and con
nections should be kept set up as
snug as possible, and vertical
play between the cross-head and
the slides .should be especially
guarded against.__
Republican State Convention.
Lewiston, 'May 6. —The interest
of the whole state of Idaho and
of the politicians of the north
west generally will be centered
on Lewiston the week of May 13,
the time set for the republican
state convention. It is estimated
that there will be at least 500
visitors in Lewiston the 15th and
16th as the contest between Taft
and Roosevelt hag now become
so close that unusual interest is
being manifested , in the. states
where conventions are yet to be
- . «
Flood Conditions,
From Vicksburg. Miss.., sohth
river is from half, a foot to two
1 and a Jaalf fçet above any pre
vious flood record,
1 An additional rise this week of
approximately one foot from
New -, Orleans north to Baton
Rouge, is predicted,
Soundings made by army en
gjneers show that the record
breaking volume of water in the
big river is moving at the rate of
8.1 feet a second, or approxima^
to New,Orleans, the Mississippi
tely one mile an hour faster than
1 ever before recorded-

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