Mineral Kingdom. (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 9, 1905 Page: 4 of 4
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November 9, 1905
'TIS THE HIT DOG THAT EIOLLERS
Who wiii it paid I was prosy In verse.'
Well! to he frank. I don't (five a curse.
Jost s<> it cuts like a double edged dirk.
And roots out the foil that's hidden by smirk.
I have (crown old trying to please,
When 1 have a cold I am hound to sneeze.
The dog to his vomit, the hog to his wallers,
I've long since learned, 'tis the hit dog that
A swaggle toof.i drummer, on a north bound
Was exasperating on things to disdain,
lie said, "Of all thing< beneath the blue skies.
The Wichita miner I mostly despise,
liecause he Is ragged, rugger! and rude,
And has not the se-nblanee of a typical dude."
Said he. "They arc grafters and era/.y old
I sprang to my feet, 'ti (the hit dog that hille s
I asked how mm li he'd invested In rocks.
"Not a dam dollar, yon bet your socks.
The experts said there was no gold
In the Wichita Mountains, too cragged and old.
Are you a mineralogist or chemist, said I,
"Naw." said the drummer, "I'm a boot and
Then you're a dampb ipl in the presence of
The drummer exploded, its the hit dog that
I took from my pocket a sample of ore.
And passed it around to a dozen or more.
Tliey all decided that the boot and shoe guy
Was trying to impress a damnable He.
I showed up some bullion from Homestead
And that was the hit that took down the pel-
The drummer stretched out with two other
In floating along on the voyage of life,
We should frown on the thing that is damna-
And that Is the blatherskite, bludgeon, the
That echoes the voice of all that Is rude,
lie's a cigarette fiend, with his nose for a flue.
Tarts his hair In middle, with his cane painted
And meddles with business that other men
Now don't go to kicking, 'tis the hit dog that
hollers. Yours yet,
The Gas Interests
The gas interests east of this
city are still being developed, and
while there has not as yet been
sufficient gas found to justify pip-
ing to the city, there are good indi-
cations. and it is thought that a
flow of gas will be found that will
furnish this city with light and heat
for several years.
In other gas fields there have
been many wells sunk before a sat-
isfactory flow of gas has been found,
so the conditions here are not un-
like those in other gas fields, and
those in authority say that the indi-
cations are very good. Even oil if
found would greatly reduce the
cost of fuel, and this can be utilized
in smelting the ores of the Wichitas.
The Texas company, who are
operating 5 miles east of Lawton,
have just started on a new well,
and the well near Cache is now
down to a depth of 800 feet with a
good showing for oil but no gas.
The work on the latter well has
been temporarily suspended on ac-
count of a break in the machinery
but work will soon be resumed.
A number of the salts of zinc are
employed in medicine and the arts.
The sulphate is employed in calico
printing, and in medicine as an as-
tringent. caustic, emetic and a
tonic. The oxide and carbonate
are used as pigments, as preserv-
Subscribe for the Mineral King-
dom. S1 per year.
From the Chicago Mining World
French chalk, the kind used as
crayons by tailors, is a fine granular
variety of talc. It is only found in
Fibrous talc, when ground, is
used considerably in the manufac-
ture of paper. When ground the
fibres cause the retention of the
flour talc in the paper imparting
strength and weight to it.
For a number of years John
Augustus Sutter upon whose land
gold was first discovered in Cali-
fornia, was paid a pension of $250
per month by the state of Califor-
nia. He died at Washington. D. C.,
The name "mica" is derived from
the Latin "micare," to shine, and
in most languages its reflective ar.d
shining properties are expressed in
"Glimmer" which means "Shiner,"
in Arabic "Koukabulaz," the star of
The only known compound of
platinum is sperrylite, a native plat-
inum arsenide. This rare substance
was named in honor of its discov-
erer, Mr. F. L. Sperry in 1889. who
found it in the concentratcs of the
Vermillion mine at Sudbury, Ontar-
io. In 1901 it was found in some
quantity in connection with the
covelite at the Rambler mine, Wy-
oming. Sperryliteoccursin minute
isometric crystals. It has a hard-
ness of 6.5 and specific gravity 10.6
lustre metallic, splendent. In color
it is tin-white with a black streak.
The term "steak" in mineralogy
refers to the essential color of a
mineral or the color of its powder.
It is most commonly obtained by
rubbing the specimen on a piece of
rough white porcelain or on a bit of
white hornstone. The streak is of
especial value in differentiating the
metallic minerals whose external
colors are often similar while their
streaks may show another color.
The greenish black streak or chal-
copyrite quickly distinguishes it
from gold whose streak is like its
external color. The red or reddish
brown streak of hematite serves to
identify it when compared with the
ocher yellow or rust brown streak
of limonite or the black of magne-
The Straits Settlements are
famous the world over for their
yield of tin. They are in East
India, a British colony comprising
several isolated possessions on and
adjacent to the Malay Peninsula
and bounded by the Federated
Malay States. These possessions
are the island of Singapore, the
port and territory of Malacca and
the island of Penang. together with
Province Wellesley and the Din-
dings. The total area of the colony
is 1,246 square miles and a pop-
ulation of 575.000. the greater
portion being Chinese and Malays.
The colony is administered by a
governor at Singapore under whom
are British resident councillors at
Mallaca and Penang. The ports
of the colony are all free. The
shipping amounts yearly to quite
1 5,000,000 tons.
In the manufacture of barbed
wire, four coils of wire carried on
reels are placed back of the barb
machine. The wire from two
spools serve to form the strands
and the wire from the other two
spools is used for the barb. The
two strand wires which are heavier
than the others, are led between a
pair of friction wheels and drawn
to proper tension. They are then
met by the two other strands, which
are led in transversely, one on
either side. At stated intervals of
a few inchss. according to the spac-
ing of the barbs, a pair of revolving
fingers catch the two barb wires
and give them a twist around one
of the strand wires and at the con-
clusion of the twist two pairs of
shears cut the ends of the barb di-
agonally, giving them the desired
sharp points. The two wires pass
next downwardly around an idler
and then horizontally into a com-
bined winding and twisting frame.
The frame itself revolves on a
horizontal axis parallel with the
machineand serves by its revolution
to twist the two strands.
Stephen Wren of Sacramento,
California, a general foreman of
the Southern Pacific shops in that
city, has made a report on the great
economies effected by the use of
fuel oil in those shops that is
attracting wide attention among
railroad men in particular and
manufactures in general all over
the country. He says it costs 40
cents' worth of fuel oil, 40 gallons
at a cent a gallon, to heat one ton
of metal to the welding point, as
compared with 500 pounds of bi-
tuminous coal costing $1.25. This
shows a saving of 68 per cent in
the cost of fuel alone. Again, his
report shows it costs $ 12 a day. six
men at $2 a day, to carry coal from
the coal pits to the furnaces, while
one man can distribute oil over the
whole works. Another factor is
the hauling away of the ashes and
cinders daily produced by coal; also
the work of a fireman and the
great wear and tear on the brick-
work in the fire chamber where
coal is used. All of this hard labor
is reduced 75 per cent by the use
of oil. Furthermore, the output of
a furnace heated with oil is at least
20 per cent more than the oldfash-
ioned coal furnace. He says the
most important question relating to
the two fuels is the quality of the
iron produced from the scrap ma-
tarial. and he has come to the con-
clusion that hammered iron for
railroad appliances, such as for
locomotive forgings, or for any
purpose where the metal is subject
to compression or tensile vibrating
and torsional strains, when produc-
ed from fuel oil is f-r superior to
meet those conditions than similar
metal produced from coal. In his
opinion oil at six cents a gallon and
coal at $5 a ton about balance, as
far as the cost of the two fuels is
concerned, while the improvement
of the quality of the iron produced
by heating with oil instead of coal
The job department of this office
is now better equipped for turning
out first-class work, and neat, artis-
tic printing is our hobby. Let us
show you what we can do in this
line, and you will become a regular
GAe Mining World
This is one of the best mining
journals published, and keeps
abreast of the times in mining cir-
cles. It is very ably edited, and the
articles seen in its columns may be
depended upon as co'rrect. We
have made special arrangements
with the publishers of this journal
to furnish it in connection with the
Mineral Kingdom at a reduced
price. We will, under this arrange-
ment, be enabled to furnish the
Mining Worldand theMiNERAL King-
dom for the price of the Mining
World alone, $3 per year in ad-
vance. This is a "golden oppor-
tunity," and should be taken ad-
vantage of by every miner ir. the
RAINFALL RfcPCRT—As officially re-
corded by the War Department at Fort
Sill, Comanche County, 4 miles north
The United States Uovernn out leport shows
rainfall, giving total for each year. For want of
space we only give annual total. Complete rec-
ord for past sixteen years shows only four months
missed In the first thirteen yea -s, and shows fall
and winter of 1903 to be much the drvest ever re
corded: also that best average is for month of
May, when all crops are growing, this being over
5 inches, and next best for September (over 8
inches), when wheat is being seeded.
Better than a. Gold Nine!
$1 a week for ten weeks will provide a comfort
able income for yourself and your loved one for
life. Cooperation does it. Better than ingur
am e he ause you don't have to die to enjoy it:
Oppoatunity knocks at your door Don't turn her
away. Let her tell you what she ha< in store for
you. No cha-ge for telling you about it. Inquire
of the Inventors 4 Kinance Co., Heboken, X. J.,
or Lvwton Reai. Estate Exchaige, 004 I) Ave .
Lawton, O. T Send for Book. It is fkee.
The "Right Road" to and From
and Everywhere Beyond
ROCK ISLAND, NORTH HOI,'Ml
154. Passenger daily i.:H7a.ni.
178. Freight lues., Thur.. Sat 11:4.1 a.m.
153. Passenger daily 6:15 p.m.
177. Freight Mon . Wed., Frl 11:45 a. in.
147. Faxon and chattanooga Tu. a Sat. 12:15 a.m.
FRISCO, EAST BOUND Departs
Fa te;n express, daily (1:15 a. in.
St. Louis and Kansas city I'as., daily.. 12:05 p. ni.
Local, dally except Sunday 5:00 p. m.
Qtiannah i assenger, daily 1:00 p. *n.
Local, daily except Sunday 7:00 a. n.
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Davis, Frank C. Mineral Kingdom. (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 9, 1905, newspaper, November 9, 1905; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc227152/m1/4/: accessed December 13, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.