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TO THE GOLD FIELDS FOURTH YEAR ■Apache Box Mine is Be ■ coming a Gigantic I Gold Ore Producer ■Produces 60 Tons Ore Per Day-Contract Let For 250-Stamp Mill l| (By L. H. Davis.) E|| The Apache Box gold mine is ■ simply titanic. To the visitor it HI looks as if it could only be explor- I ed and mined by eagles. “Grand, awe inspiring, tre- I mendous, cyclopean,” are the I words uttered by the visitor as ■ he, for the first time, peers down U from the dizzy heights on the H new trail into the abysmal depths I of the yawning chasm of Apache j ■ Box. When told that the verti-; 1 cai western wall opposite him, j I towering nearly 1000 feet above j I the bottom of the canyon bed, I and hundreds of feet wide is ■ gold bearing rhyolite porphyry, j with pay streaks whose width I are not measured by inches nor i by feet, but by rods and chains, the visitor, at first skeptical and incredulous, exclaims, “Impossi ble, improbable,” and then he [ soons becomes convinced and as tounded. My first trip was made there j last Monday. Leaving Lordsburg, ■ N. M., at about one o’clock p. m. I over the Arizona & New Mexico railroad, the route to Clifton, we \ passed through the beautiful val- . ley of the Gila, going through s the flourishing town of Duncan, I and arrived at Sheldon, Ariz., \ about three o’clock, and thence r made by stage eastward to Clear Lake camp, about 15 mik*s, ar riving there at half past six the same evening. Clear Lake is about two and one-half miles k from the Box. _ * Sheldon is a pretty little settle ment, with a store or two and a podtoffice. W. W. Holder is the postmaster and merchant. ‘Bud* Bush is the stage driver and charges $5 to carry the passen ger to Clear Lake. The Gila is a ' limpid stream, about 100 feet wide at low water and furnishes abundant water to irrigate the valley, which is from one-half to three miles wide and very fer tile. Seventy-five men are now em ployed in the Apache Box enter prise. John W. Kniffin, the min- ; ing engineer, has general charge of operations. Associated with him is his brother, L. M. Kniffin, i mining engineer, superintendent I oi the Batopilas mines of Mexico. ahe superintendent in charge of the mine and exploration work: in the Apache Box is John J Sul livan, mining engineer of El Paso. i All these men are college graduate engineers: John W.. Kniffin, of Lehigh; L. M. Kniffim of Columbia, and John J. Sulli- ? van, of Harvard. All of them have been in charge i ‘ of large mines in Mexico and are not only thoroughly up to date in technical knowledge, but have practical experience that is stilß more valuable. The mill superin-1 tendent at the Clear Lake mill is Edmond Shaw, of El Paso, who was formerly at the San Ramon mine, in Durango, Mexico. The 75 men working are dis tributed as follows: Thirty at work in the Box, 30 on grading the road and 15 at the mill and camp at Clear Lake. Plows and scrapers are employed on the new wagoiivroad. This road will be a fine onei\ It is nearing comple tion. Beginning at the saddle, near the entrance of the Box, it runs at a light grade two and a half miles down to the Clear Lake VlO stamp mill. Fifty mules are\packing sacks DUNCAN ARIZONIAN Devoted to the Interests of Greenlee County, State of Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico. of ore—about 60 tons a day— from the Box canyon to the mill. This ore runs from sls to S2O per ton. The main ore bodies in the Box run from $5 to sl2 per ton, “mine run” (unsorted). The contract has already been let for the erection of a new and large plant of the same pattern at the mouth of Apache Box, the first unit of which will be of 250 tons daily capacity. W. S. Small, of the El Paso foundry, has con tracted to furnish the machinery, and Mr. Kniffin will have charge of construction. Crude oil en gines of the newest type, the same as are used in the Dead wood mine at Mogollon, will fur nish the power. Crude oil costs only three or four cents a gallon, while distil lates and gasoline costs 15 cents a gallon and give no better re sults. They will use 1250 pound stamps. The present water in Apache creek water) is 50 gallons a minute, i abundant for all purposes. Dur ing the torrential raipy season it is greatly increased. The millsite selected is just above the new camp, which is •rapidly growing in the gulch be j low the mouth of the Box. This camp is in a beautiful spot with t plenty of cedars and oak trees I along Apache creek. The eleva : tion is nearly 6600 feet and the I climate is delightful. Almost a year ago, T. Ollie Phillips, a prospector of Bisbee, Arizona, who had been prospect ing for gold several miles down • the creek below the Box, accom fpamied as a guide, a photograph er whose mission was to get views of the Box canyon. “But how did you come to make this discovery?” Mr. Phil lips, I asked. His reply was: “While I was waiting for the return of the photographer, I happened to no tice some gold in a boulder. Then I prospected and found more and more boulders with gold. Re turning again, soon after this, I prospected awhile and found it was from the wall of the canyon and then located several claims on it.” When Mr. Kniffin came to Clear Lake last fall he soon heard of the discoverv; visited it, be came convinced on it, associating W. M. Small with him. The op tion price was $200,000, Kniffin and Small have just closed a deal and sold the property to Smith Bros., wealthy capitalists of Bos ton and Springfield, Mass., for ; the price of $500,000, who will fc rm a new company to operate and erect the big 250 ton mill. 1 Thus T. Ollie Phillips, the pros pector, jumped from comparative * poverty to a fortune by his lucky discovery. Mr. Phillips’partners 1 are O. H. Bean, J. A. Campbell and W. P. Craig. The deal was closed Paso last week, and the first payment on the purchase * was deposited in a bank in Bis- 1 bee. Two miles southwest of Apache Box, at the, base of the Twin Peak mountain, are the mines of the Twin Peaks Mining company. , These consist of 28 claims. On J one, called the Golden Eagle, a i double compartment shaft, called ( the free gold shaft, has been j sunk 265 feet deep on a continu- \ ous vein averaging six feet of 3 pay streak running sl2 gold and i silver per ton. At the 100 foot 1 level is a drift southeast 225 feet and a northwest drift 200 feet, i all in ore. On the upper dump j are 2,000 tons of ore and on the lower dump are 500 tons. There ■ is a steam hoist on this shaft. On another claim of this com- I pany, 1400 feet northwest of the 1 first named claim, is a shaft 165 \ feet deep with 150 feet of drifts, j A crosscut shows ore 14 feet wide i DUNCAN, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1912 averaging $8.50 per ton. Two or three miles northeast, on Dark Thunder mountain, the same company has a copper mine in which are a shaft 90 feet deep and a crosscut tunnel 145 feet long. George B. Ludy, of Cedar Rap ids, la., has arranged funds, and this company is going to erect a 100 ton mill, similar in plan to the one at Clear Lake. Mr. Knif fin will superintend its construc tion. Daniel Fraser is president, J. F. Fraser, vice-president and A. N. Newhouse secretary and treasurer. Within six months time the three mills around Apache Box, Twin Peaks and Clear Lake will join in a chorus of music of the giant stamps. Fisher Elopes and Mar- j ries Actress j Creator of “Mutt and Jeff” Is Now on His Honey moon. New, York, April 24. —“Bud” Fisher,' creator of the famous “Mutt” and “Jeff,” eloped with Miss Pauline Welch last Friday. They were married and it is beli ed thet are on their way to San- Francisco on their honeymoon. The young woman with whom Fisher booked passage for the life trip was Miss Pauline Welch, a pretty blonde vaudeville ac tress, | The pews of the wedding came as a surprice to Fisher’s He had apartments in West One Hundred and Sixteenth street, where he was equipped to live the life of a confirmed bachelor Mrs. Fisher lived at the Hcjtel Bristol with her moth er, Mrs. Welch knew nothing of the plans of her daughter to wed. Will Recommend Confirma tion; of Sloan For Judge The senate judiciary com mitee, |8 to 6, voted to recommend the confirmation of President Taft’s nomination of Richard E. Sloan Jo be United States district judge if Arizona. School Exercises The i exercises marking this years term of school, will be held Thursday evening May 2, in the Presbyterian Church. Everybody is corflially invited to attend. The following is the program: Song —The Blacksmith —Gram- mar grades. Class History—Bth grade- Olive Montgomery, Spring Song Intermediate grades. , Recitation—Katherine Munday Song—Three girls. Class Prophesy Edwichen Gonzales. Presentation of Diplomas—J. W. Aker. Farewell Song Grammar grades. The editor of the Duncan Ari zonian has been absent some time now serving on the commis sion of three appointed by Gov- 1 ernor Hunt to re-locate the state Industrial School. We are not surprised though, since learning i that all the members of the com mission are from Missouri. It requires some time to “show” them. Miss Ruth Haskins and her mother took the train Sunday morning for Flagstaff. Miss Has- 1 kins has just finished a very suc cessful term of school in the Chil- < ton district. She made many < personal friends and proved to be an efficient teacher. She is well endowed naturally as a j teacher and has been trained in the Flagstaff Normal school and j her work reflects credit on that i institution. j Local and Personal Walter Foster and Ray Sexton returned from El Paso, Thursday, where they had been on business. See the Red Rock Poultry ad for chicks and eggs! 4Ctf. On Saturday Johnny Clay re turned to Duncan, from Hurley, N. M. after being absent for time. GARDEN SEED —Fine assort ment of garden and flower seed, both package and bulk, at E. W. Taylor’s. R. P. Johnson of El Paso was in town Sunday remaining over until Monday, leaving here that evening for Clifton. Mrs. E. E. Morris is over from : the home of her son, L. B. Ste jphens, to visit this week with I Mrs. L. F. Vaughn. I Last week A. E. Hobbs opened up a skating rink in his hall much to the delight of the many young sters of Duncan. FOR SALE —Two Residences, Hall and old Saloon a bargain. A. E. HOBBS. J. E. Cosper was in town from his ranch up the river last Thurs day and gave this office a plea sant call. Duncan employment office; all kinds of help furnished. Call of phone. W. H. Harrison '& Co. Irvin and Orris Phillips and Fred Sloan left last Friday morn ing fpr Apache Box where they will remain some time. The Gila Ranch Co. has just had some large cards printed for advertising the Percheron Stal lion, “Admiral,” which they re cently bought from D. G. Mc- Lennan. A car of wire has just been re ceived at E. W. Taylor’s, this consists of barb, baling, hog and chicken wire. • So if you are in need of wire call and see E. W. Taylor. FOR SALE: —16-inch John Deere riding plow, good as new, at a Bargain. L. B. Stephens. 37tf Miss Grace Cauthen has re turned from the Mogollon moun tains where she spent the winter teaching in the home of her uncle, J. T. Cauthen. Mrs. B. F. Billingsley was agreeably surprised last week by her brother, Harry Hilton of California who arrived in Duncan to make a visit with her. Manuel Reyes, who has been with the Arizonian for the past eighteen months, has resigned his position and gone to the Apache Box where he will make his home in the future with his grand mother who is running a board ing house at that place. On Thursday J. C. Gatti pas sed through Duncan enroute to Clifton on a return trip from El Paso where he had bought 1,000 head of cattle for his Clifton meat market. W. K. Gardner, section fore man on the Morenci Southern, resigned his position last week, coming with his daughter, Miss Nina, to Duncan where the family < will take up their permanent \ residence. j A group of claims, belonging < to Orris Phillips and Fred Sloan • and located in the vicinity of Apache Box were purchased last 1 week by Mrs. Dora Rowley and 1 Rev. Rosal K. Acuff. The cosid- j eration was SSOO. The school clerk of the Chilton district furnishes us some inter esting information regarding the term just closed. The school run for full 8 months, attendance kept up well throughout. Miss i Fannie Coon won a beautiful gold bracelet as a prize for being 1 neither absent nor tardy during i the term. \ By the Governor of Arizona A Proclamation The Minute-book of the Union’s daily record of events discloses a situation so appalling as to draw from the President of the United States this appeal, directed to the Governor of Arizona: ‘ ‘Conditions of distress result ing from the flood in the Lower Mississippi Valley have assumed intensity and magnitude that it has become my duty as President of the American Red Cross to make known the facts, in order that the people of the United States may express their sym pathy in a substantial form. Ful ly twenty-five thousand persons are now homeless and dependent on the generosity of the country for food and shelter to meet the immediate emergency, buti the equally important task of con ducting the relief camp maintain ing health restoring the flood re fugees to their homes under con ditions which will enable them to return to normal conditions of life, rests upon the local authoriti es and the Red Cross. Many thousands of people will return to their homes to find their houses and furniture and farm equip ment, and food supplies for them selves and their animals, almost or wholly destroyed. Questions of health which inevitably arise from the gathering of great num bers in camps are already becom ing acute and to these will be ad ded others even more serious when the waters subside. Typ hoid, dysentery, small-pox, mal aria and other diseases threaten, and must if possible, be prevent ed by prompt and vigorous mea sures. For this task resourses far in excess of those now at ; command will be essential. If | you, as President of your State Red Cross Board, see fit to sup plement thi&cpublication by pro clamation tu the people of your state, the force of the appeal will be greatly strengthened. Con tributions received by your State Board should be duly credited by your board treasurer and trans mitted to the National treasurer in Washington.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, Geo. W. P. Hunt, Governor of Ari zona, in recognition of the appeal of the head of the Nation and of the Red Cross, and mindful of the need which exists for prompt and substantial help to the afflict ed of the Mississippi Valley, do hereby call upon the great-heart ed, liberal people of Arizona to give of their means, in ’such sums as their worldly goods may justi fy and their sympathies may dic tate. Contributions to this worthy cause may be deposited with or sent to Miss C. C. Gilchrist, Sup erintendent of Charities, Phoe nix, Arizona, who will receipt therefore, and will transmit the same to the national trasurer of the Red Cross in Washington. Done at Phoenix, the Capital, this 20th day of April, 1912. GEO. W. P. HUNT, Governor of Arizona. Attest: SIDNEY P. OSBORN, Secretary of State. Hunt Signs Judiciary Recall Phoenix, April 26.—The recall of the judiciary amendment to to the constitution finally passed 1 both houses and was signed by Governor Hunt today. The vote 1 in the house was unanimous, 1 while two senators, Hubbell and 1 Breen, Republicans, voted again- ! st it. j Fourteenth Child. On last Saturday morning a . girl was born to the wife of W. ! A. Hevener of Somerton. The little lady is doing well and pro- J mises to grow in to a lovely wo- J man. This is the fourteenth child \ born in the Hevener family. s A FARMING VUIEY $ A MINING CENTER 45th WEEK Ives Wants to to Na tional Convention Announces That he is a Candidate to help Select A Democratic Presi dential Nominee His intention of becoming a delegate to the National Demo cratic convention in Baltimore, is declared by E. S. Ives, who has just returned from Washing ton. He stated in the same con nection that he would under no circumstances seek the office of National committeeman. “I have for some time delayed announcing mysejf a candidate for delegate to the national con vention because I believed there might be other Democrats and good friends of mine who were eager for that opportunity to as sist in the selection of a Demo cratic presidential candidate,’ ’ said Mr. Ives. “But since no one else appears to have made any definite an nouncement, I have decided to actively seek my own choice as delegate.” Cartwright Released The following was taken from a Sherman, Texas, newspaper, in regard to 0. T. Cartwright, who was formerly in the employ of the A. & N. M. Ry. of this plac and was later arrested and taken back to Texas on a charge of forgery. Judge J. M. Pearsons of the Fifty-Ninth District Court yes terday afternoon overruled all cf the motions made by the Count: Attorney in the Cartwright case, and the defendant was permitte < 1 to leave the court room on his own recognizance. All other cas es pending against him were also dismissed. The defendant, 0. T. Cart wright, was indicted on nil e counts of forgery and passing forged instruments while serving the city of Whitesboro, Grays* n County, as Mayor. When tl e case came up for trial in the Fif ty-Ninth District Court, it d< - veloped also that he had work* d for one railroad company f< r twenty-four years at that place', his character had always been of the best, and these indictments, if proven, were his first offens* s. The law then permitted tl e court under certain contingencies to suspend judgment in feloi y cases, and after a thorough in vestigation into the cases, Hen. Ben F. Gafford, Assistant County Attorney, recommended that tr e defendant be permitted to pie; d guilty in certain of the cases ard receive a four-year sentence in the penitentiary, and that the court suspend sentence duri g good behavior, and that the'otl t r cases be dismissed. However, it developed tl ;.t this agreement did not suit Coi n ty Attorney, Cal T. Freemen, who took the matter up on a n o tion that the suspended sentei < e be set aside. In this the com t overruled him, and Mr. Cart wright was permitted to go foi ih on his owrn recognizance. Some weeks later the Court of Criminal Appeals held the law i ri der which suspended sentences may» be recommended by the courts in criminal proceeding; t< be null and void, and then the County Attorney took the mattei up on a motion to declare that the recommendations made bv the court were null and void, ; mi asked that sentence be passed All motions were overruled. Judge Jeff W. Hassell rej e sented Mr. Cartwright, and < i o entire day yesterday was sp* i arguing law, both Judge Hasse and Mr. Freeman speaking ft some length.