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MODEL SMELTING PLANT PLANNED Latest Improvement For Clara Con solidated Will Be Slag Steam Gen erating Plant —Two Smelters Ex change Ores. SWANSEA, Ariz., July 13—An ex change of ores between the Consoli dated Arizona Smelting company and the Clara Consolidated Gold and Cop per Mining company and an increas ed tonnage in the shipments of the Cleopatra Copper company and the Clara smelter are the immediate re sults of the recent visit of George Mitchell, managing director of the Clara to Jerome. Since resuming op erations at the Clara plant, Manager Mitchell has demonstrated that the Clara ores are short about one and three-quarters per cent in sulphur for fluxing purposes and he is desirous of acquiring ores carrying a high per cent of the latter. He is pleased at the results of his negotiations and tha interchange of ores between the Hun boldt and Swansea plants will be started at once and continued. He is now making a 66 per cent copper matte at the Clara. Speaking of the properties of the Clara and the extensive improvement! being planned by the management to increase the output and place the plant on the highest lines of efficien cy, Mr. Mitchell said: “Since the company purchased the property, seven million tons of ore have been established and the smel ter and twenty-two miles of railroad built from Bouse to Swansea at an approximate expenditure of $1,500,000. A new number 11 blower will be installed in the next few days which will increase the treatment, capacity to 550 or 600 tons a day. The com pany is also contemplating the in stallation of a new furnace, the re cent invention of myself upon which I have letters patent from this and the principal European countries. The object of the new furnace is the utilization of all heats generated through or by oxidation of sulphide ores which are wasted under present methods. It will also do away with the present expensive machinery con nected with smelters and convertors. “It is also the purpose of the management for further economical reasons to install a slag steam gen erating plant thereby using the waste heat in the slag for steam. From present indications this new power will reduce by the use of car bona ceous fuel the cost of ore treatment at least 65 per cent. The use of coke in smelting will be entirely elim inated by the new furnace and slag steam generator. “At the power house a new 500 h. p. boiler is being installed increas ing the horse power to 1,500. Fifty thousand gallons of water are being pumped from the mine daily and as depth is reached the flow is increas ing. A switchback at the smelter L nearing completion which will elimi nate the rehandling of custom ores, coke and timber for the mine. Th new 44 foot addition to the convertor building has been completed and many other improvements made in the last few months. “The mine has been proved to a depth of 1,108 feet by churn drills and it is still infheoxide zone. It is estimated that sulphides will no: be encountered until a depth of 1,500 feet is gained. One ore body shows continuous a length of 2,100 feet. Six feet of ore carrying native cop per was cut last week between the 200 and 300 foot levels. This is part of a twenty-eight spot ore body that samples four per cent in copper. The assays of the native run from 11 to 17 per cent. Two distinct ore bodies, one on the foot and the other on the hanging wall 3, show in all the levels dpwn to the 400 foot. On the 600 foot level a ninety foot ore body was proved recently and it is presumed that the two are bodies have come together. Samples pf the drillings gave returns varying from 3 to 17 per cent in copper. The deepest shaft is 560 feet or 750 feet along the ore body. Number 6, a double compart ment, is now down 300 feet and is being sunk as rapidly as possible to the 1,000 foot level. Number 5 shaft is also being sunk to be connected with number 6 at the 500 foot level where the large ore body was recent ly opened. These shafts are 720 feet apart and in the main ore body. “Operations at the smelter were in terrupted July 4 by a washout on tin railroad. One hundred and fifty feet of track were carried away by the THE PARKER POST flood, stopping the delivery of cus tom ores. The road is being repaired and the treatment of ores will be re sumed at once.’ TO RAISE SUGAR BEETS. EL CENTRO, July cantaloupes and sugar beets will con tests for supremacy in the great Impe rial valley. Not that there are no oth er crops that take high rank, but this year has been an exceptionally good one for cantaloupes and beets, with the cotton crop yet to hear from. The beet yield has been so heavy that a project is now under way for the construction of a sugar factory at or Calexico. The first three cars of sugar beets from Pasqualitos arrival ai ill- factry near Phoenix in excellent condition, and tested 22 per cent sugar. Sugar beets are con sidered good when they yield 16 per cent, and hitherto the production any where has rarely yielded more than 18 or 20 per cent. The 22 per cent yield harvested is a fair average for the crop harvested in the Imperial valley this year. TAFT OPPOSED TO THE RECALL Statehood Resolution Reported to the Senate —Chairman Smith Gives Notice of Amendment Striking Out * Recall. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 11.—Af ter a three weeks’ holdup of the statehood resolution, after it had been ordered reported by the committee on territories of the senate, chairman Smith of that committee made a re port to the senate today with a rec ommendation of its passage. Mr. Smith stated.that while he personally favored the admission of the territo ries and was willing to do what he could to bring them into the union, he deemed it expedient to amend the Flood resolution, and lit- gave notice that at an early date he would offer an amendment cutting out the recall of judiciary in the Arizona constitu tion. He closed by saying that he was going to ask for unanimous consent for an agreement to vote on the res olution at an early date. Senator Nelson stated in present ing the minority report of the commit tee that he favored the admission of New Mexico with the constitution P had adopted, but he was utterly op posed to the Arizona constitution for two reasons, first the recall of the judiciary, and second, the fact that fifteen per cent of the voters could set in operation the initiative and referendum, In an interview Mr. Smith said the president was in a very belligerent mood regarding Arizona recall and that if territories were to get state hood at this session, he believed it would have to be cut out, otherwise it would certainly be vetoed. TWO STUPENDOUS DEALS. DOUGLAS, July 12. —One of the largest deals reported recently is that in which Bill Jones, mayor of Bo neyville, is to engage shortly. Mr. tones has arranged for the purchase of 50,000 canary birds which will be ruthlessly slaughtered to meet the demands of modern civilization. The feathers of the birds are to be sold to a large pillow manufacturer in Agua Prieta, which will make up a huge amount of “Indian head sofa cushions. ’’The bones will be sold to a fertilizer plant. The flesh of the birds will be canned for use of restaurants in chicken pie. Their songs have been contracted for by a phonograph manufacturer. The heads will be used to ornament hat pins. This will entirely dispose of the birds and Mr. Jones expects to reap a huge profit from the deal. It was reported in an afternoon paper that a resident of Pirtleville had purchased 5,000 burros. Their grease is to be made into soup, and the bones and hides worked over into fertilizers. When Mr. Jones heard of this deal he was overcome with jealousy, but decided at once that Pirtleville should never have the better of his own Bo neyville. He therefore closed the long pending contract, at once, by wire. “I think that I have put a good one over on Pirtleville,” said Mr. Jones, last evening to an interviewer. “The world will listen to the voice of my slaughtered canaries for years and years. That’3 the main point. No mention was made of the use that the burros’ brays will be put to.” PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY. JULY 15, 1911 PREPARING FOR CONSTRUCTION Paol Verde Mutual Water Company Has Surveyors in Field Running Lines for Many Miles of New Ditches. (Palo Verde Valley Herald.) The Palo Verde Mutual Water com pany has a large force of surveyors at work running lines along each sec tion and half section and securing data from which to determine the most advantageous points for ditches, dykes, etc., and to make the irriga tion system for the entire valley uni form and successful. This fall when the cool weather comes they will be able to go ahead along lines that are now being laid out.. The new sur veys show that much of the former work will be of little practical use for the perfecting of the system, but it is now the best time to get things going right. i The dyke alreary built will be strengthened and extended, all of which takes time and money, but it i is hoped that the entire system will be completed within the next two years. Mr. Berg states that under : no consideration should anyone take the stakes that they are now setting out along the section lines as cor rect, for they are merely to get ele vations and are only approximately correct. t INDIAN WEDDING. i Judge C. W. Graves officiated at an Indian wedding last Sunday morn ing at his office. The contracting par ties were Isaac Cathaway and Anette Ameelyunyay. The ceremony was brief, but the judge says that it will stick just as hard as the more lengthy variety. The bride was attired in a dress of varied colors, trimmed with more colors, and presented a very ■ natty appearance. The local Indians seldom resort to a marriage ceremony, but since Su perintendent P, T. Lonergan has had charge of the agency he has im pressed upon them the necessity of getting regularly married like white folks. CHANGE OF TIME. The time for the departure of thei west-bound freight was changed last Tuesday, and beginning on that day the train will leave here at 6 o’clock in the morning. The same crew will double back from Cadiz, arriving some time in the night. This change was made in order that the freight crews would be enabled to sleep at night during the hot weather, which does not permit of much cumfort or rest while old Sol is on the job dur ing the day. All crews will lay over in Parker. The railroad boys feel highly elated over the change. WORK ACCEPTED. The water and sewer system for the new Indian school buildings was j completed last Saturday and formally | accepted by Superintendent P. T. | Lonergan and a government inspector I of construction. The work was done by the Des Moines Iron Works, un der the superintendency of L. W. Cox. Schuster’s Malt, Best Sqm;ney Tpn ic, Pints, 25c. City Drqg Stprp. THE PACEMAKER 1 I (Copyright. STATEHOOD MAY BE DEFERRED Feeling Increasing at Washington That Most of the Questions of Leg islation Will Not Be Considered This Session. (Special Correspondence.) WASHINGTON, D. C., July 12. A good deal is being published nowa days about the attempts of the demo cratic members of the house to re form the affairs of the administra tion of Alaska, and one would be tempted Jo believe that the ‘republi can policy that has been maintained in the government of our northern possession has been anything but satisfactory. In contradiction of this impression, it should not be forgotten that Secretary Fisher of the depart ment of the interior, has recently is sued one of the most important or ders in history, in reference to the coal lands of Alaska. In reference to legislative action concerning the territory, it must not be lost sight of that the committees on territories of the two houses were favorably dis posed to the reforms in legislation pressed by the delegate Wickersham in the last session. Mr. Wickersham is regarded as the foe of the Guggen heims and the Morgans, and if ever a man since the time of Lincoln, has struggled for the rights of the peo ple, that man has been Wickersham. There is something about these del egates in congress that causes one to sit up and take notice. They are after big things for their people, and in the case of the men who represent Arizona and New Mexico, Hawaii, and the Phillippeans, there is a con stant struggle to secure the best re sults of government aid for the resi dents of the territories. Last session Mr. Wickersham succeeded in get ting a bill through congress providing for a commission, to be made up of the members who were to visit Alaska during the summer months, but the extra session of congress interfered with this plan. Chairman Flood of the committee on territories has been having a good deal to say about the affairs of Alaska, but the real legis lation is still coming in from Mr. Wickersham, and to press his claims he has introduced a house reoslution to the effect that the committee on i territories be authorized and direct ed to take up and report the legisla tion now pending in reference to Alaska. So far as the territories are concerned the wheels of government are at a standstill in congress. None of the committees are at work, nor do they propose to do anything un less given permission by the demo cratic house caucuses, which are far more powerful than congress itself. The feeling appears to be increasing that most of the questions of legisla tion will not be considered at this special session, and statehood for New Mexico and Arizona are likely to be among the matters that will go over this session. The senators are j anxious to dispose of Canadian rec iprocity and the tariff bills, after which J the disposition will be to hike for I for their homes or the summer re- I sorts. The direct election matter is likely to be disposed of, providing the fight that, has been precipitated by the Bristow amendment can be set tled by the conferees. The question of campaign publicity is also likely to remain unsettled, as the senate probably will find it unable to dis pose of the issue. The senate cen sus committee has reported the bill for the reapportionment of the house membership, but Senator Root of New York and several other eastern and middle western senators are strongly opposed to the passage of the bill at this special session, so it is quite certain that it will get caught in the jam and will not be allowed to go through. Once in awhile one of the depart ments tells congress to “go chase it self.” This has been the case during the past few days. The house com mittee on expenditures in the postof fice department has been attempting to make capital out of the fact that there is a difference of $1,600 be tween a state department voucher and the amount actually paid for the portrait of Judge Day. The expendi ture was approved and passed by Sec retary of State John Hay in his life time, and Secretary Knox testified that the payment was regular. It ap pears that the amount was used for secret purposes of the government. Notwithstanding the approval given the item by two heads of the depan ment, Messrs. Hay and Knox, the committee which is made up of a number of democrats seeking excite ment, have demanded that two former employes of the department, both of whom are still in the government ser vice. shall be discharged to which the state department has answered, in substance, that the committee is in vited to go way back and sit down. BAIT LOOKS GOOD INVESTMENT BAD Land Swindlers Claimed Desert Tract Would Be Under Chuckawalla Ditch, Which They Claimed Was Under Construction. W. H. Macomber and W. B. Rob erts, doing business under the firm name of W. H. Macomber Company, are charged with having operated a systematic swindle m connection with school lands in San Bernardino coun ty, in complaints filed against them last week in Los Angeles by D. J. Whitmore, J. A. Jones and U. L. Laughlin. The experience of each of the men with the firm, as related in their ap plications for relief, are similar. They allege that they were anxious to gel some of the land as they had been told Macomber and Roberts assured them, they say, that all they had to do was to pay over $640 and the firm would do the rest. They claim to have put up the money, and later the concern asked them to sign affidavits that they had personally visited the land. They aver that they demurred to swearing to falsehoods, but did so on being as sured that it was a mere matter of form. They declare that they were told that the land was as level as a bill iard table, and that it was several feet lower than the Chuckawalla ditch, which was being constructed to convey water from the Colorado river. Further they were told that the soil was admirably adapted to rais ing citrus fruit. Subsequently they say they were each compelled to pay the state more than $l7O for filing, a charge which they declare they were assured they would not have to stand. The plaintiffs now charge that they have discovered that the land is rough; that it is not suitable for raising fruits and that it is from BF>O feet to 900 feet above the prospect ive water level of the ditch. They are asking the court to re turn to them the money they paid out, they having received nothing, the state having canceled their en tries because of irregularities. MILD RESULT. The courtroom was crowded. A wife was seeking divorce on the grounds of extreme cruety and abu sive treatment. Guns, axes, rolling pins and stinging invectives seemed to have played a prominent part in the paintilff’s married life. The husband was on the stand un dergoing a grueling examination. The examining attorney said: “You have testified that your wife on one occasion threw cayenne pepper in your face. Now, sir, tell us what you did on that occasion.” The witness hesitated and looked confused. Everyone expected that he was about to confess to some shock ing act of cruelty. But their hopes were shattered when lie finally blurt ed out: “I sneezed!” —Everybody’s. SHARLOT HALL TO ' TAKE LONG TRIP l Arizona’s Historian Will Face the [ Dangers of the Desert to Secure Important Data Relating to Early * Days of Territory. Miss Sharlot M. Hall, territorial historian, is in Flagstaff at present completing arrangements for making one of the most interesting and novel journeys ever undertaken by any wo ■ man in recent years in the west, in conjunction with her official duties in gathering data of pioneer days of a thrilling character, says the Arizo ua Democrat. Her purpose is to leave that city next week, going to Mohave county, where her journey will be initiated in a long and weari some trip to the isolated regions of southeastern Nevada, where many are still living who will recall events of long ago and who also have stored away in memory some of the vivid doings of other days, of an intensely interesting history of Arizona. Miss Hall will leave Kingman on horse back, accompanied by a guide and camping outfit and a limited stock of provisions. She will go into camp whenever overtaken by night, follow ing the characteristic of the Hassay amper in his wanderings when he first came to the country, and as a guide only the star of the north. The itinerary of Miss Hall as tentatively agreed upon by correspondence takes her through a section of Mohave county which has no resident for over 100 miles to the Colrado river at Scanlon’s ferry, which is unin habited, and lives in name only now adays. Nevada is then entered, and yet there are many more days to be traveled before the journey will bring her to the first signs of civilization or to the first inhabitation. That wild and uninhabited land will then be zigzagged and it is believed there are enough survivors of the first days of Arizona left alive to give Miss Hall the invaluable data she is so zealous to obtain. The trip will undoubtedly be attended with hard ships and privations, but in this re spect Miss Hall faces her official du ties imbued with a keen interest and a willing heart to secure data that is so much to be cherished and which will complete one of the most inter esting chapters in the history of Ari zona. Some idea of the magnitude of the undertaking which faces this nervy woman may be formed when it is learned that it is her intention to be away until October. The object in going to that particular part of Nevada is due to the conditions which prevailed when Arizona was first formed as a territory. At that time it contained Piute county, which afterward went to Nevada, where it has remained. The Colorado river was officially designated as the boun dary line between the two sections in later years, and to gather official data and the personal reminescences of that old land, Miss Hall enters the wilderness in the same spirit so many other noble women of the pioneer era faced when the trails were blazed and the country was opened. 1000 DATE TREES. The planting of the date trees re cently received from Algeria is now in progress at Coachella. Last Jan uary it was announced that steps had been taken to commercialize the date growing possibilities of that valley as proven by the government and Messrs. Reed and Johnson, private growers, during the past eight years, by the American Date company, a Coachella valley incorporation, send ing one of its directors to Algeria lor the purpose of securing a large shipment of date off shoots of the best varieties. More than 1,000 palms were in the shipment, and as they are being planted 48 to the acre, more than 21 acres, or the largest single grove of standard variety dates in the world outside of Algeria, is located in the Coachella valley. The 1,000 palms represent an out lay of about $12,000 to the company. The greater part of this expense was incurred in transporting the palms from the interior points of southern Algeria where they were purchased, to the coast This transportation is done by camels, who are able to car ry about 600 pounds per animal. “Klllsants” kills ants, 25c. City Drug Store. No. 10.