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Secretary Charlts H Atete
Issued Thursdays. CLIFTON, ARIZONA, MAY 81, 1900. Vol. 2, No. 7 A New Ore of Nickel A new nickel, beleived to be of great commercial value, has been discovered in the copper ore district of Houghton, Mich. It has been named Mohawkite, from the mine in which it was found. It was at first supposed to be a copper sulphide, but chemical examination indicated that it was a new mineral. It possesses a silvery metallic lustre when freshly broken, with very irregular fractures. Chemical analysis shows that it is an arsenide of copper, sim ilar to the donkeykite, in con nection with which is also found an arsenide of nickel. The pos sibilities offered by this combi nation are very great. Copper is more than ever a valuable metal and is now commanding a high price,5 and nickel is now used in a , large number of in dustries where twenty-five years ago a few tons only were used, in the subsidiary coinage of the United States, so that the dis covery of new ores and new bodies of an ore of nickel, may be regarded as of the greatest possible importance. It is, however, in the field of alloys that Mohawkite will probably be more valuable. The assays, so far as determined, reveal an almost ideal composition for an alloy of copper aid nickel, for which there is already a good demand. The new mineral can also be turned into commercial products from the ore almost without waste. Scientific American. The mining world is just be ginning to find out that Arizona is the best mining field on the face of the globe and the result is an influx of men and money in such number and amount as to cause a general revival of activity in all parts of the terri tory. The Blade, in writing of it, observes that all this revival is of a kind and character that will last. It is not the result of wild-cat schemes proposed for the purpose of stock gambling at the money centers, but of legitimate investments and de velopment with a view of ob taining profits from the extrac tion and treatment of ores. There is no more safe or profit able business than is mining, if it be conducted upon business principles, and with the same care for details and regard for economy as mark the conduct of mercantile pursuits. It is a business in which competition is not possible and the moment its product is ready for market it can be converted into cash without the trouble or expense of hunting customers; the cus tomers hunt the goods in this instance. As a result of the visit of L. A. Rockwell, of Chicago, to the Strip last week, the Rockwell Copper Mining company has been formed, the articles of in corporation of which are pub lished in the Guardian. Besides the property this company owns in Aravaipa canyon, they made a deal through Stephens, Thompson & Co., of Thomas, for two more groups of mines paying 11,000 for one and $10, 000 for one other. Mr. Rock well also made an individual deal with the same firm for an other group, paying 10,000 for it. Mr. Rockwell left for the east yesterday, but everything is arranged so that active work will continue on the mines. The mines purchased are very rich and with development will prove to be wonderful producers. Among the most valuable of the groups secured by Mr. Rockwell is the one bought of W. H. All briton, for which $11,000 was paid. A portion of the money was paid to Mr. Allbriton in Safford on Wednesday and all of the balance will be paid with in 60 days. Mr. Allbriton is working eight men on this property for Mr. Rockwell. Guardian. The following gentlemen were elected territorial delegates to D. W. W1CKERSHAM. Pres. I. E. SOLOMON, Vice-Pres. A. G. SMITH. Cashier. C. F. SOLOMON, Asst. Cashier. The Gila Valley Bank, Solomonville, Arizona. DIRFr'TOR'i U- W Wickersham, A. G. Smith, I. E. Solomon, C. F. I- " ' ' Solomon, B. B. Adams. Geo. A. Olney, Adolph Solomon. Capital Stock, Paid up, $25,000. This Bank solicits accounts, offering to depositors liberal treatment and every facility consistent with sound banking. THE BANK OF CLIFTON CLIFTON, ARIZONA. GEORGE HORMEYER, President. C. M. SHANNON, Vice-President. GEORGE HORMEYER, Cashier. CAPITAL, S25.000. CORRESPONDENTS : Hanover National Bank, New York: State National Bank, El Paso Consolidated National Bank, Tucson; Ang-lo-Califor-nian Bank, Ltd., San Francisco. . X t I t 14 if 4 4 . 4 : 4 t 4 4 the Kansas City Democratic convention, at Phoenix, last Wednesday: Dr. H. A. Hughes, of Maricopa; T. G. Norris, of Yavapia; J. M. Murphy, of Mo have; Geo. A. Olney, of Graham; B. A. Packard, of Cochise and Geo. W. P. Hunt, of Gila. Al ternates: J. W. Woolf, Marico pa; T. S. Bunch, Coconino; W. Y. Price, Pinal; Robt. "Williams, Santa Cruz; Mulford Windson, Yuma; and T. C. Hill, Apache. J. B. Breathitt, of Pima county, was endorsed for national committee-nan; Wiley Jones, of Graham, presenting his name. A resolution was passed unan imously recommending the hold ing of the next democratic terri torial convention at Kingman, Mohave county. The- conven tion instructed the delegates to vote for W. J. Bryan for presi dent and a vote of thanks was extended to Chairman Ellinwood and Secretary Truman, where upon the convention adjourned sine die. A machine has been provided for automatically cleaning shoes. The foot is inserted into a properly arranged opening and the railing of the machine is firmly grasped. A small motor actuates rotary brushes that re moves the mud. The foot is next placed in the blacking ar rangement proper, which acts as the dauber, and the third set of brushes is devoted to polish ing. One shoe having been suf ficiently polished the other foot is then inserted in the first apera ture, etc. A needle on a machine indicates the various stages in the operation. The only precaution to be observed is to turn up the bottom of the trousers sufficiently so that they will not be caught in the rotating brushes.