Mineral Kingdom. (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 9, 1905 Page: 3 of 4
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November 9, 1905
G. W. Home was in from Meers
this week on business.
D. L. Orr, of Meers, spent two
days in town this week.
Leslie Orr, son of Geo. L. Orr, of
Meers, was in the city the first of
J. A. E. Trader was in from Mt.
Park last Wednesday and remained
Issac Brownlee was in from
Springfield last Saturday and re-
mained over Sunday.
Geo. C. Jocelyn was in the city
the first of the week getting assay-
ing done by Mr. Powers.
O. O. Milliken expects to leave for
Illinois in the near future on mining
business. He will be absent about
New faces are seen almost daily
who have journeyed this way to
take a look at the mineral prospects
in the Witchitas.
J. A. Kirk and Wm. Bartlettwere
in from Meersthisweek. Mr. Bart-
lett brought to market a load of
onions raised by Dr. J. F. Rowell.
Geo. L. and D. L. Orr came in
from Meers Wednesday of this week
with a quantity of samples for assay
which were left with Mr. Powers.
D. Fitzgerald came in from his
mining claims northwest of Cache,
last Tresday. He reports plenty
of work being done in that locality.
It is reported that the cyanide
test made by Mr. Golliernear Cache,
was a success in every way, and
that values worth while were re-
J. W. Catchings came in from
Meers last Tuesday and hauled out
a load of goods for the new grocery
store at that point which is being
put in by Mr. Goss.
A. Lewis Hunter departed for
Illinois Thursday of this week to
resume work for the Powers Land
& Loan Company, he being work-
ing in the immigration department.
W. L. Kerr, of Louisville, 111., was
a caller at this office Thursday of
this week. He is enthusiastic over
the mineral of the Wichitas, and
will remain about three weeks look-
after his interests.
J. S. Pearson was in from the
Homestead property Wednesday of
this week. The smelter is in good
condition and as soon as the
necessary arrangments can be made
it will be started up again.
Mr. Jones, of Texas, was a King-
dom visitor this week. He is inter-
ested in mineral and expects to look
over the Witchitas with a view of
doing some work if favorably im-
pressed with the indications.
The Western Union Telegraph
Gompany now has a first-class
messenger boy in t'n person cf
County Surveyor Joyner. PI3 is
on time, and when election returns
are coming in he gets an especial
0. G. Allen, who was seriously ill
at Meers for some time, is now
staying in this city. While he still
shows his sickness he has almost
recovered and will soon be able to
be out prospecting in the mount-
J. M. Patterson, Mr. Davis, and
Geo. McCrellis were in from Camp
Doris this week having assaying
done by Mr. Powers. The two
latter gentlemen leftover theFrisco
for points in Illinois where they
will remain about two weeks.
The Big Four company has re-
cently encountered another change
in formation on their property, and
it is thought that this change will
be for the better. The material
has not yet been tested, but they
will have the same done at once.
From good authority it is learned
that there is soon to be a diamond
drill purchased for prospecting in
the Wichitas. The parties who ex-
pect to do this have the capital, and
a drill is to be purchased that a
depth of 500 feet can be attained
■ S. P. lies is busily engaged pros-
pecting his properties and doing |
assessment work. He expects to
soon commence some substantial
development work, and this will
begin when he has determined
which property will claim his at-
Powers, the assayer, had a slight
accident happen to his furnace re-
cently. when the brick support for
the muffle gave way. St. Louis
fire brick was used in the con-
struction of this furnace and one
brick seemed to be defective. It
was repaired in thirty minutes, and
is running again in full blast.
When about to erect a mill, send
a carload of your ore to a testing
works and have some competent
mill designer supervise the test
and design a mill to suit the needs
of the case. It may be a little
expensive at the outset, but the
final saving in the designing and
erection of the plant, not to men-
tion the superior practical results
obtained in treating the ore. will
then compensate for the outlay.
When the mill is finaly erected,
select a firstclass man with good
experience to run the mill, and not
a well spoken carpenter and mach-
inist who has been engaged in erect-
ing the mill. A good millman is
rarely a good millwright, and the
latter is by no means always a good
Doubling the diameter of a pipe
increases its capacity four times.
Friction of water in pipes increases
with the square of its velocity.
The problem now confronting the
Tonopah (Nev.) mines is that of
disposing of the output of the dis-
trict. Owing to the highly silicious
nature of the ores the Salt Lake
smelters have notified the compa-
nies that more than the present
output of about 2,000 tons a week
can not be accepted and to discour-
age shipments from the Goldfield
district, treatment rates have been
advanced to $11 a ton, and in fact
a large portion of the heavy ship-
ments from the Reilly lease were
sent to the Globe smelter at Den-
ver. The Mountain Copper com-
pany's smelter near San Francisco
is treating small quantities and the
Mammoth smelter in Shastacounty.
California, may possibly accept
about 100 tons weekly but this does
not assist materially. The new
smelteratGarfield Beach, Salt Lake,
may possibly be able to treat from
200 to 300 tons of silicious ores
daily and the Tonopah Mining com-
pany's mill will have a capacity of
300 tons per day, but neither of
these plants will be in operation for
fully six months. In the meantime
the output of the camp is so re-
stricted that in case of the Montana
Tonopah mine, it has prevented the
payment of the dividend due in
October. The situation is probably
unparalleled in the history of mod-
ern mining camps. There are now
eight producing mines in the Ton-
opah district, the Tonopah Mining
company, Belmont, Montana. North
Star. Tonopah Extension, Midway,
West End and Jim Butler, which
are unable to ship to their full ca-
pacity owing to lack of smelter ca-
pacity within a distance of 1.000
miles. The Tonopah Mining com-
pany is making a trial shipment to
the Butters plant at Virginia City
and if this treatment is successful
will continue shipments to the ex-
tent of 200 tons weekly. The
Montana Tonopah is in the throes
of a series of tests of milling pro-
cesses. but Charls M. Schwab, who
controls the Tonopah Extension,
has decided to erect a smelter, and
with that end in view has taken an
option on a site on San Francisco
bay and is now having plans drawn
for a plant to be erected by the
Union Iron Works of that city. He
will also endeavor to secure a re-
duction of rates on the Tonopah
railroad, which at present amount
to four and one-half cents per ton
per mile on ore under $50 per tfln
in value.— Mining World.
REMOVED—July 1 the Rankin
Hotel was removed to old South-
ern Hotel,corner Fifth and E. where
we shall give the same first-class
service as formerly. Commodious
roomsand good location, near Frisco
depot. Rates $1.25 per day.
Rankin &l Collins. Proprietors.
FOR SALE -A lot and
houses on Avenue A.
GOVERNMENT POSITIONS TO PANAMA
$1500 A YEAR $1500
Our pupils did it with their little
typewriters. Two graduates ap-
pointed in less than 4 months. More
to follow. There is a place for you.
if you will work for it. Grasp the
opportunity to rise.
Lawton Business Colleqe.
The sublimation theory of min-
eral veins is that by chemical pro-
cess volatile substances are vapor-
ized by heat, and again condensed
in solid form, and thus veins of metal
have been and are forming. Vol-
atile substances occur both in hot
springs and in the gaseous emana-
tions of voluanos and might fur-
nish constituents for ores and
other minerals occurring in veins.
In making the division where totiade
price Is the first consideration. Qual-
ity of (roods Is also an Important fan-
tor, and this, coupled with Ideal treat-
ment, fills the t ill. I have all the
above qualifications and especially ca
ter to the trade of the miners of the
Wichitas, a< I am one myself. Fresh
and salt meats, g.-ocerles, and provis-
ions our specialties.
H. M. Harris,
Fifth and I), Lawton.
Goo Goo Market
Office, 425 five. D. LAWTON. O. T.
Mining Interests carefully looked after.
Samuel McElhoes. Scott Ferris.
407 Avenue D. Lawton, Okla.
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