Will McD

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TWIN BUTTES fflBES CAPTAIN M1B1TT KM Leaves United Verde Mine Jo Join4iePima Couny jProperty. r- MAN OF HIGH QUALIFICATION i Tucson 'and Pima county Is to be congratulated upon the announcement ot the officials of he Twin Buttes Mining and Smelting company that Captain William McDermott, superintendent of the United Verde copper mine at Jerome would sever his connection with Senator Clark and take the direction and personal manage ment of the Twin Duttcs properties, says the Tucson Citizen. This announcement will appeal with Interest to the whole copper world on account ot the eminent standing of Captain McDermott, his long and intimate associations with Senator Clark in whose services. It Is conceded, he might remain until the end of his days, the Important and responsible position he has occupied as the technical and practical head of tho richest copper mine in this country and his wide acquaintance with mine operators throughout the west. The importance ot this chance Is significant to the mining interests of Pima mining district for it is Indisputable proof that at least one of tho very best and most successful mining experts and mine workers In the Unit ed States nas implicit conno?nce in the mineral resources of the district. When Captain IcDermott consents to voluntarily sever his personal and business relations that have been maintained for many years and cast Ills lot with an infant enterprise, in effect staking" his most enviable reputation upon the success of that undertaking it not onlr speaks for his courage but for his confluence. It is Jthe connecting link thatj unites Pima jnlnlng district with the copper producers of the territory. The officers of the Twin Buttes comnanv are to be congratulated not onlj'r upon their business sagacity, but upon me most onuiaiu juuguieui iucj have displayed In selecting the very best talent to manage their properties. The people of Tucson are to be congratulated upon the acquisition of Such high grade ability. The Twin Buttes system, mine and railroad has been an object lesson to mine Investors. Its administration has demonstrated that it is not only possible but advantageous to direct mining operations along sane, upright and successful business lines. There has never been any semblance ot stock jobbing connected with It. On thPCoMrary its promoters and man- afWs have all along naa connaence in he merits of the property, have made 10 attempt to inflate the value of the fcompany stock, but have pauenuy vaited to let the proms or the mine Ind railroad establish a safe commer cial vatae for the stock. They have p'had their full measure of criticism, disappointment and discouragements, but persistency, courage and conn- dence, coupled with correct business methods have brought their reward. The Twin Buttes Is now a better thin self-supporting proposition. Upwards cf 3T5 carloads of ore making upwards of 1.000,000 pounds of cop per and 12,000 ounces of surer have been shipped and treated. A modem plant of mining machinery has been Installed. Thirty miles of railroad have been built and everything is now Teady for active development and mining 'operations. For several months the board of directors has s5srs5:ar,iwMS TesponsiDiuiy mat -win nuape me iu- ture destiny of the enterprise. The -n-snii floi haa.hoon -!iTofiii!v mfi o-r-l haustlvely canvassed, and at last a. selection has been made which receive me" neany esaorswaeni thf chole mlnlnir fraternltv. Captain "Bill" MeDeraottv.-as t is familiarly known throughout the enj tire wKstas bortf In the city1 of Milwaukee, where most of the stockholders and officers ot the company reside. Jt is a happy coincidence. His father was at one time city engineer of. that city.. Later jthe father xe-move.d his family to Chicago and likewise' -"became city engineer of that city. Captain "Bill" received excellent education and upwards of thirty' years ago edst his lot with western mining interests. For many years he resided at Butte. Montana, and some ot the best known and most valuable mines of that region were, located and , developed by hta. It is' said that ,, 0,- raha a fallnrW In. Mi fn. ing operations. j

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  1. Bisbee Daily Review,
  2. 08 Mar 1907, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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