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THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH.
PAGE FIVE MINING NEWS Edited By GATE5STIRES ANSON H. SMITH Ip H Ull IN III llll I III UN II 1 1 II I III Ml III It SATURDAY, MARCH. 1, 1919. MMRRY MILL ' READY TO TURN; The first of the week the big mill of Hackberry Consolidated Mining company is expected to De started up 6n good ore from the 600-foot level of the property. The bier mill bins are full and the stopes have enough ore broken to keep the mill running at its capacity for months to come. The mine is n splendid shape for outputing. The vein has been opened on all the levels, the let opening being on the eighth, level. These opening show ore very rich in silver and it is expected that the product that will come from the mill will run above, $200 per ton. In many parts of the mine cross cuts have revealed ore bodies from four feet to 16 feet in width and all of it will run above $15. The shoots are 400 feet in length, so far as the drifts .have shown, although they may be in excess of that figure. The new" mining area of the proper- ty shows virgin ground from the 800 level to the surface, which indi xcates an immense tonnace. As all his tonnage is of high milling values there should be no let-up in the operation of the big plant. The new mill of the Hackberry Consolidated is one of the most up l to-date plants in the country. It '' has all the new features covering the y flotation of metals and the concen tration of this class of ores. It is expected that when the tails go from the mill they will be denuded of their content. Mr. Sherman, who has been in charge of the erection of the mill, is one of the best known mill men in the country and has a long list of successes to his credit. It is along the lines laid down by Mr. Serman and other successful millmen that the big plant was built and that it will be a success there can be no question. The one question in all big milling opera tions is ore, and when the ore can be furnished in quantity and of a grade that will pay the milling end is sure to be taken care of. Today there is not a bigger proposition in the country aside from the copper mines, and future development ought to put it at the head of the big mines of the Pacific Coast. WEEKLY KANSAS CITY STOCK MARKET REPORT Y KANSAS CITY STOCK YARDS, Fe.b. 24. Cattle receipts today 24,000 head, being 16,000 more cattle than received Monday a week ago. Top s native steers today $16.15, very ordi ft nary quality. Best Colorado pulpers $15.50. Hog supply today 27,000 head, being 9,00Q more than receiv ed last Monday. Today $17.80. Sheep receipts today. 11,000, just 10,000 more than last Monday's supply. Market strong. Top lambs $18.00. Very few choice' lambs here. With" a heavy run of cattle here today and the offerings mostly plain quality and of light weight, trade opened slow and some sales at sharp ly lower prices, average bids about 10 to 15 cents lower than last week. Best steers here today were 40 head short fed plain native steers at $16.15, while a bunch of Colorado pulpers brought $15.5Q, Trade was dull in the butcher grades and prices ruled from 10 to 25 cents lower. Bulls about steady, selling from $8 to $11. With a moderate supply of veal calves today, market opened steady to weak, sales ranging up to $13.50. With a big supply of stockers and feeders here today, bulk running to the very plain knd and lacking weight, traders were slow to take hold and bids were from 25 to ,40 cents under last week.- Sales rang ed from $8 to $15. Stock cows and heifers were very plentiful, trade slow at unevenly lower prices, sellH ing from 15 to 25 cents under last T week, sales ranging from $6.50 to $9.50. With a liberal supply of hogs here today, market opened at about 5 to 10 cents lower than last week's close, and is closing from 10 to 20 lower. s However, the top here today is $17.80 vwith the bulk at $17 to $17.50, medi ums and butchers selling from $17.40 to $17.70, lights from $16.90 to $17.25. Pigs selling from $12.00 to $16.00. SHEEP AND LAMBS With 11,000 sheep and lambs on the market here today, trade opened slow at steay prices, all the good stuff going at firm if not a litle higher than last week's close, quality considered. Best lambs here today being a bunch of 500'. westerners, weighing 97 pounds, bringing $17.50. This sale considered high. No fat ewes on the market. Wethers and yearlings scarce, ewes sellinc up to 1I.Oi), J. rt.. JUWlVAIll Market Correspondpnt. The Taylors DINING ROOM Good Food SPANISH TREASURE M OWNERS! This week T .J. Sparkes, the well- known mining man, secured an option from 0. D. M. Gaddis and J. PR pmmn i,o r.iri Sr.-ir,:cV, t,, 1 ir I ,C X" " ; mine, in the biiver Ureek section ot ban Francisco district. We are not advjsed of- the amount of the bond, but understand that it was for a large sum. The Spanish Treasure is one of the old claims of the district and has had quite an amount of work done on it during the past, fifteen years. Gaddis and Perry company acquired the property and we understand se cured a patent to it. Under the terms of the contract a large amount of work is to be done on the claims within the year, and that payments on the purchase price will have to-rce met. DOING WORK ON COPPER PROPERTY Asa LeBaron, who with J. K. P. Fancher, has located a big area of copper ground at the south end of the Chemehuevis mountain, arrived in Kingman this week and reports that he has the work on the group about half done. He brought with him samples of copper ore taken from the veins while douig the title work that will run very high in the red metal. Every one of the claims in the group' shows copper outcrop, while some of the vens are very large and carries exceptionally high values for lodes of their great width. He expects to return to the prop erty and finish up the work some time next week. HOW THE ARMY OF OCCl- v PATION SPENDS IT'S TIME niiimiiiiiiiiimiiiimiiiiiiiiiii When the Third Army has nothing else to do, it speculates on the pleas ant prospect, of going home from Coblenz by water all the way. While the Leviathan would be hard put to it to drag her ample bulk that far up the Rhine, the Third Army would be willing to compromise on flat boats to some lower river port vhere an ocean liner could berth without difficulty. From there the journey would be easy with a good pilot aboard. The beauty of this prospect is that it would save a lot of travel in side door Pullmans down to the base 'ports. Unfortunately, the prospect has been officially denied from G. H. Q. As a mater of fact, when it comes time for the Third Army to move, the Third Army won't care much how the moving is done, provided it is in a westerly direction, On the regimental flag of the 30th Infantry, 3rd Division, near Mayen, there hangs today the Croix de Guer re, with palm tribute of the 38th French Army Corps for the mag nificent work of the 30th at Chateau Thierry the night of July 14-15. In addition, Col. E. L. Butts, who commanded the 30th that night in the Bois d'Algremon.t was given the Croix de Guerre. Colonel Perry is now in command. Three men also were given the French war cross. Maj. Gen. Joseph T. Dickman, form er commander of the 3rd Division and now commander of the Third Anterican Army, was present at the ceremony. The 38th Infantry had been deco orated previously, as well as the 7th Machine Gun Battalion, which was the first unit of the 3rd Division to reach the bridge at Chateau-Thierry. In the 7th, twenty-nine decorations were awarded, five men being cited at the order of the army. Of all souvenirs now a German luger is about the rarest; so hear a Signal Corps man tell this: "In the battle of the Argonne I passed so many of the darn things that finally I made up a loop of wire and began to string them together. With me was another fellow and he began to pile them up in his arms. We must have collected about 50 or 60 when all of a sudden, slap-bang, we ran richt into a German machine-trun nest that hadn't been captured yet. We dropped those Iugers and just et." America is likely to find many more opera devotees when the boys I come home. There is grand opera in uoDienz, witn very gooa music, ana the theater has become popular with both officers and enlisted men. The highest priced seat is five and one half marks (about 65 cents in real money opera producers in the Vfl Well Served CYCI0P8C MINE OWNER RETURNS S. C. Bagg, owner, owner of the (Ivnlonie mine, returned from Cali- " . . , ... . . llornia last bunaay c' co,u" B jn by way of Oatman, having made the trip across the desert by auto mobile. He reports that the roads the greater part of the way were exceptionally good. For many years Mr. Bagg has been developing the Cyclopic proper ty and now has it in such shape that it will produce a large monthly ton nage of ore without further exploita tion. The mill is capable of handling about 75 tons daily and the cyanide tanks 'will take care of that tonnage. The average of the ore now ready for treatment is better than $15. RECORD-LODE STRIKES VEIN The Record Lode, at Oatman, which has been drifting" from the bottom of the 300-foot shaft for its vein,) is reported to have entered a mineralized area, but we have' not yet been given the results of the assays. The management of the Rec ord Lode has been good and we hope that the company will bring in a wiping property within the next .few months. The property of the Record Lode is in an excellent part of the dis trict and with the continuance of the present management and develop ment rnapoed out there should be no question of the outcome. States please copy), and from there it grades down to about a dime, or maybe a little more, so that the music is within reach of every sol dier. The men cannot understand, how ever, the peculiar system of choice places. The Germans consider their balcony seats the best, then the or chestra, then the standing room, and then the gallery. , There may be a food shortage in some parts of Germany, or in all the rest of it, but the little farm towns in the area in which the Americans are quartered are far from thestar vation point Walk into the little inns of ihese villages and you may get the tenderest of pork or mutton, hare or fowl, or beef, with potatoes and real butter. The bread, of course, is bad, and the landlord will not put it on the table; and the coffee is unspeakable. Eggs are as scarce as good weather, some that were seen miles out in the country being snapped up a mark apiece. Had it not been seen with truthful- American eyes, it would not be believed, but out beyond Montabaur, jn the center of the bridgehead, where a long line of rusty German trucks lay along the roadway, a Ger man officer, a real dyed-in-the-wool German officer, With swell uniform, and cap to match, was seen, red faced and straining, toiling labori ously, with his men, trying to bring back to mechanical consciousness the engine of one of the trucks, so that it could be made serviceable, and handed over to the Americans, in compliance with the. terms of the armistice. Though the voices of the guns are stilled, many of the thrills of the front are still being experienced by the officers and men of the Army of Occupatipn who have occasion to travel by automobile, motorcycle or side car through the bridgehead. The roads, in many instances just wide enough to enable the machines to pass with convenience, win5 through me wooas ana along the edges of "one A maice ,tnem ieei at nomo heights in curves that would make ard their appreciation of their treat any self-respecting snake envious, nient was voiced by everyone of Dry, they are dangerous enough; wet, them. At the same time Kingman or covered with snow or ice, there is no word in the English language that , can tiescribe tncm. YOU THAT THINGS ARE COMMENCING TO "POP" IN OATMAN? Big Jim Consolidated Starting up this week. Nellie, Telluride and Gold Ore expecting to start soon. YOUR ORDERS EXECUTED WITHOUT DELAY WRITE, WIRE OR PHONE ERNEST LONG & COMPANY Stocks and Bonds. F A. C. Goodwill, who has been driving a tunnel to cut the Fountain Head vein, at Stockton Hill, this week cut the first part of the ore body in that property. The ore is a heavy lead and looks good for hundreds .of ounces in silver. In the vein above the level the ore carried values of better than $100 in gold, silver and lead, but the new ore looks far bet ter. The ore was encountered 270 feet from the tunnel portal and is ' about 100 feet below the apex of the ' vein. The Fountain Head is one of the big properties of the Stockton Hill' country, having a vein more than 80 feet in width, which carries j values in gold, silver, lead and cop-1 per. Some parts of the vein have shown very rich in gold, the ore being free milling, but the run of the mine is heavy in galena, the other values being silver and gold. Mr. Goodwill has a lease and bond' on the property from the owner, A. ' C. Lake, and has done a large amount I ot work on it the past year. We feel sure that he, will bring in a big winner within thenext few months. w.wjSms over new property W. W. Lewis, who managed the , Rico Exploration Company for nine ' months, until it was taken over by ! the present management,' and who ' negotiated the original deal with the ' "s , Clack brothers, owners of the proper- ty, is now engaged in another deal ; I covering the property of Asa Le-1 Baron on the old Hackberry lode. , I During the past two years Mr. Lewis worked hard to make a go of I tthe Rico and that lie succeeded in! the depressed condition of the money, market, especially with its relation to I stocks, shows that he stands in a good financial position. After get ting the initial money to go on with operations at the Rico he operated i ythe property under adverse condi tions and succeeded in getting ex ceptionally good results. The shaft was sunk into new ground and very good ore opened. In this work the money secured from stock sales was spent to good purpose. In the new deal Mr. Lewis expects to be able to get results on the property with a minimum of costs, the mines being so situated that development can be car ried on by tunnel, which will greatly minimize the cost of the exploitation of the property. FLY OVER THE GRAND CANYON (Continued From Page Onel (Kingman regaled the people with everything that the flyer has in his Repertoire. Eric Nelson and Howard pirkett made the flight over the canyon, accompanying the official , photographic plane. They made the return trip by way of Chloride, where they gave an exhibition of flying. Nearly every day since the bigi planes came to Kingman, individual flights have been made, illustrating, to the people the wonderful possi bilities of airplaning as a commercial possibility. Thursday morning the three big planes departed for Tucson, whence i they expect to make the trip, with possibly one stop, to the field at Houston, Texas. The flight of 270 miles was made in the record time i of one hour and 45 minutes, or atH the rate of approximately 150 miles per hour. All three planes reached j the field at Tucson within two hours , after taking off at Kingman. When j tne Pnes arose to make the flight, homeward two crossed over the Wal-. I lapais, thousands of feet above the i peaks and were sailing southeast. ' 0ne flew down the west side of the mountains and cross obliquely over ' the country near Cedar. I ', r During the stay of the aviators in I 'Kingman eyervthing possible was never entertained a better lot of fel 'ov's and our latch string will always no on tne outside to tlrem KNOW Oatman, Arizona. No Matter who You It makes no difference; you can't beat 'em for looks and we 'guarantee puncture'proof service. The bigger your car, the more this econ omy means to you. The more ojars you have, the more urgent your need for the best tire service money can buy. ' Gates, Half -Sole Tires carry a guarantee than the car. They cost only HALF GATES TIRES REGISTERED U S. PAT. OFF. Guaranteed Puncture Proof , THE H. Y. BASHAM CO. FIFTH and BEALE Directory of Mines Below will be found, for ready reference, the names, locations and officers of mining companies operating in Mohave County. ARIZONA BUTTE MINES CO. Operating ARIZONA BUTTE MINES Located in the Stockton Hill Section, 12 miles north of Kingman, Arizona. Lead, Silver and Zinc Offices Kingman, Arizona. i i ARIZONA MOSSBACK MINES COMPANY Mines and Works, Business Offices, Oatman, Arizona. . Kingman, Arizona. DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS: Charles W. Maier, President William H. Holcomb Vice-President and Counsel Margaret E. Kempley, Secretary and Treasurer Charles II Burlock General Manager , Jess W. Speidel Director Lee C. Paull Director D Garth Hearne Director Jack Lamb Superintendent RICO EXPLORATION ' Operating THE RICO MINE Gold and Silver, Predominating. E. A. Bleasdale, President, residence, Cleveland, Ohio. ' W. W. Lewis, Secretary, residence Kingman, Ariz. M. C. Cleveland, Treasurer, residence, Kingman, Ariz. riiitimiill liiiitiiiiilliiiiitt'tiitrittllliliriiliiillliiliiliiiiliiiiuiiittiriiiiiiiitiiiitrirtiiiiiiimriirtiririliiitililiitinjifiiiritiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiitriititiiHitiitiriiiiiinutifuuuruar I L. H. FOSTER I LATENT A1ID 1 I CIVIL ENdNEEElfGROUND I U. S. Mineral Surveyor I kingman. Arizona iiimiiiiiiuHttiiMimiiiiiimu.iirmiiiiiMiHiJiuiiiiii imiliiiiiiiiiliiiilMtiliiiiiiiiiHftHirmimmiiiiHti PLACE AN AD IN THE CLASSI FIED COLUMNS OF THE MINER FOR QUICK RESULTS OIL! OIL!! OIL!!! The TEXAS fields are proving big ger every day. We can lease good land for only $5 per acre. Wire de posit. Confidential advice on any company. BLACK BROS. BROXEBS Oatman and Banger Texas. MINER CLASSIFIED Are stronger tires now on your as much. KINGMAN. IHHIIIM!llIIIHIIIIIHIII1lltlllMHIHIM C. B. 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