El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 185, Ed. 1 Tuesday, August 7, 1900 Page: 3 of 8
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WITHIN THE REACH OF EVERYONE
FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY.
EL PASO DAILY HEKALD TUESDAY. AUGUST 7 1900
The Public have ai opportunity to purchase shares at 25 cent
Id tbe largest Lead and Sliver mine In the Southwest. A
mine that will pay Urge dividends from the starting of its
plant. We have all the mineral in sight that we can work in
a lifetime. No ona has disputed this fact no one can dispute
Everyone who has examined it pronounoes it a mammoth mice
of wonderful possibilities. For a short time only will the
public have a chance to get these shares at any price. When
the treasury shades are ezhaustod and the Company starts Its
Concentrators and begins to pay dividends the etock cannot
be bad at all. He who is undecided now will then wish he
had acted with promptness and decision and Becured stock
when the promoters were giving it away for one cent on the
dollar of Its actual value.
la the two months that the Company has been developing their
property the work has resulted in discovering all the water
they need and In that time they have mined and
taken out One Thousand Tons of Concentrating Ore and un-
covered 16 feet of shipping ore which runs from 50 to 60 per
cent Lead. This showing certainly proves all that has been
written or said about the property.
Parties who fall to take advantage of this sale of treasury stock
of tbe New Mexican Lead Company will surely miss the op-
portunity of a lifetime.
Don't wait expecting a canvasser to call on you for we have no
agents. You must go to the office or write for prospeotus to
C. B. James & Co. No. 14 Bronson Block El Paso Texas.
Parties at a distance can send their orders by mail or express
or through any bank.
FOR REFERENCES SEE PROSPECTUS.
Any parties who contemplate purchasing a large number of
shares will have their expenses paid to and from the mine if
they do not find every statement in tbe prospectus substan-
tiated by their own investigation.
For those of small means there never was a better opportunity to
better their conditions.
A FEW BRIEF ILLUSTRATIONS.
People who do not take tbe time to inquire into the results of
small investments In large mining properties sometimes will
say: "What's the uee of buying a thousand shares in a mil-
lion dollar company? It don't amount to anything." To such
we give a few examples out of hundreds of companies that to
own one thousand shares of their etock wonld mean a sure in-
come of no Email amount which at the beginning of their sale
of treasury stock one could have bonght at a very moderate
sum. Such is the history of good mines under experienced
and faithful management and we can judge of the future only
by tbe experiences of the past.
One thousand shares of Qulncy or Tamarack would insure an In-
come of nearly $6000 per annum. The same number of shares
in Calumet & Hecla would return about 833000 annually. The
Alaska-Tread well pays about SI 500 annually on eaoh thous-
and shares while the Homestake of South Dakota pays 96000.
The Richard eon mine of Nova Sootla pays $1250 on eaoh thous-
and shares from ore that averages only about S2.50 per ton.
The New York Engineering and Mining Journal of February
17 gives a list of 23S dividend pa j lag mines tbat to own a
thousand 6hares in any one of them would mean a very re-
spectable income. As a rule a company sells its first issue of
treasury shases at a very lowprioe. twenty-five cents per share
would be a high estimate of the average so if one estimates
from a basis of first cost he is receiving all the way from 200
to 500 per cent on his aotual cash investment. For example
the Le Rol ettck was sold for about five cents per 6hare when
the mine first Etarted; this etock is now quoted in London at
325. Isabella of Cripple Creek sold as low as three cer ts per
share originally ; it is now worth $1.28 thatis to say. one could
have bought one thousand shares for $30 which are now worth
$1280. The buying of treasury shares when they are being
sold at discount by a good reliable company owning a prom-
ising property Is both profitable and legitimate. There are
few avenues of trade that offer safer investments and certain-
ly none more profitable.
We consider the properties of the New Mexican Lead Company
f qual In promise to any of those above cited and we take
pleasure in calling your attention to the sale of the second
100000 shares of their treasury etock whloh has just been
plaoed on the market at twenty-five cents per share.
Following is our engineer's estimate on the profits the company
will derive from workicg tbe mines with a concentrating
plant concentrating six tons into one:
A concentrating plant with a capacity of 100 tons every 24 hours
would produce in concentrates 16 2-3 tons dally which would
average 70 per cent lead per ton aod 60 ounces of silver. The
value of tbe day's product would be as follows:
16 2-3 tons of concentrates at 70 per cent
lead or 23332 pounds of lerd at $4.25 per
100 pounds would bring $ 991 61
One thousand ounces of silver at say 55
cents per ounce 550 00
Thus giving a gross value for each day's $154161
The cost of mining and concentrating 100
tons of ore would be $150 00
The freight to smelter would be 150 00 300 00
Tbe daily net profits would be $ 1.241 61
Tbe net monthly profits would be 3724s 30
Or about 3 3-4 per cent a month dividend upon the capital
stock of the company.
Flattering as it is the above statement is still underestimated as
tbe development work In the mine shows a large percentage
of ore that will average 35 per oent lead which would at
the very highest estlmate.only concentrate two and one-fourth
tons into one. This would increase the daily output of con-
. centrales and a corresponding inorease in the daily profits.
Correspondence Solicited. No Trouble to Answer Questions. Address
Mexican Lead Company.
C. B.JAMES & CO. Financial Agents
14 BRONSON BLOCK.
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Blakesley and Freeman have an Im-
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bath nail and tooth brushes that are
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Transferring of Freight. Light and
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Phone No. 1 . El Paso Tex.
SOCIETY DEAD BEATS
El Paso Transfer
HKIKS BOS AND BAQQaOI.
fon.. w too to juo Bcutb Orifos street
R. R. Tickets
AT CUT RATES
Ticket Brokers Jewelers asd
Mexican Honey Bonght &nd Sold
Brcck and O'Connor.
126 EL PA.BO BTBBBT.
Buying On Approval a Common
Method Of Cheating The Prac
- tlce Usually Goes With Ability
To Pay. Ndw Clothes Expen-
sive Rugs And Whole Dinner
Sets Used For a Day Or More
And Sent Back To The Store.
"The ebop keepers of Stint Louis ar-
all more or lea acquainted with that
elate of people who are badly afflicted
with the buying on approval habit"
eald the general manager of one of the
largest retail houses la that city who
spent a fowdajs visiting friends in Ei
Paso last week.
"It is surprising to what an extent
this method of cheating the large deal-
ers and getting something
for nothing is carried. I say
large dealers because the smal
ler stores who carry on their business
on a strictly cash basis are not subject-
ed to the wiles of the approval plan
"We never say anything about It
for that wouldn't remedy the evil at
all and besides it would hurt us with
the class which does tbat sort of thing
the most. It may sound strange but
it is true nevertheless that tbe people
who do it are those who are most able
to pay for what they buy. The buy-
ing on approval plan is almost
exclusively tbe prerogative of tbe
wealthy class. They are the
people who either have credit or
whom we are obliged tofavor by send-
ing articles to their homes on approval
and inspection od accoun.of their re-
cognized s cial standing. On other
j occasions tbey are tbe friends or ac
quaintances oi some oi our nest custom-
ers and we have to oblige them or
they become offended and go elsewhere
when they purchase.
"Do we know the people who make a
practice of the 'approval plan?' Why
moat certainly we do but as I said we
are powerless to do anything for fear of
offending possible purchasers. For
example the ladles' department makes
a feature of sending ladies' wraps to the
residence of a possible purchaser for
'approval.' I am confide it that women
who are church members and wno
would resent tbe insinuation that they
were dishonest will wear a ooat wbicb
has been sent to their homes as they
bay to see bow tbey like it and return
It the following day with tbe excuse
tbat it is not entirely satisfactory.
Some of them may have honestly in-
tended buying tbe garment but tbe
majority of them do it because they
wltn to be seen at church in some-
thing new and know that tbey will
send it back to tbe store when It has
served their purpoee.
"I know of one woman in Saint
Louis the wife of a prominent physi-
cian in the fashionable part of tbe city
who bad coats sent borne on approval
for herself and two little girls. They
were worn on Sunday presumably to
church and on Monday when the
porter went for the money the coat9
were sent back with tbe remark that
her husband didn't think tbey were
just the thing. And we can't do any
thing expect to smile politely and
make tbetn believe that we are glad
to seed anything for their Inspection
and invite them to call again.
"Rugs and draperies are very popu-
lar and we could double the eiz9 of
that department if everything which
went out were actually sold. I know
of one thrifty housekeeper who had
several hundred dollars worth of rugs
sent up to her home on approval. Of
course they were returned and in fact
we hardly expected that we bad made
a sale. We found out afterwards that
sue waseiving a party and that the rugs
were Used in deooratlng the rooms. She
had not only laid them on the floors
but had bung tbe walla with them and
no doubt succeeded in obtaining a very
beautiful effect but nevertheless it
was all a dead loss to us. Rugs do
lend a rich effect to a room and what
she wanted was the effect. We were
obliged to submit quietly as the wom-
an was 'way up in boslety and had lots
of friends whom we could not afford to
"A curious thing about It is that we
notice an inorease in the habit about
the time that the social season opens.
It is almost invariably praotioed by
those who are going to give an enter-
tainment of some sort and In fact by
thoce who are going to attend the ball
or card party or whatever it is. We
can judge pretty accurately sometimes
of wnat is going on socially by tbe
number of 'approval plan' orders which
we have had.
"This same trouble is experienced
in all large cities and in some stores
orders are given that no goods sball be
eentout on approval on or immediately
before a social function.
"Last winter a society woman of my
city used an entire dinner set frcm our
store. It was sent to her on approval
as she paid to see if it looked very well
on her table. It couldn't have looked
very well because it was returned the
next day. On another occasion I re-
member a society woman wbo bought
a sealskin ooat when sealskin
was in style and very expensive.
She paid four hundred and
fifty dollars for it cash. That night I
happened to sit immediately behind
her at tbe theatre and I recognized it
as being one of our coats. Some days
afie rtbat I saw it lying in one of the
cases and I asked the clerk in charge
of tbat department how it came there.
It had been returned and the money
had been refunded. A woman who
couldn't have afforded to buy a seal-
skin coat couldn't have done a thing
"Of course many times things which
are sent out of the store are kept and
paid for and it is this very fact which
makes it so neoessary for us to be care-
ful and offend nobody. But it is hard
to tell whether we have made a good
customer or whether we have merely
struck a person with the approval
"There are some things which are
never sold without tbe understanding
that they oannot be returned except on
the day when tbey are purchased.
Fans for example in our store must
be returned tbe day on which the sale
is made or the money will not be re-
funded. Otherwise the profits would
fall off considerably In this and similar
lines of goods. A fan is a thing
which can be used for one evening
without lDjury and which Is often .
I'll admit of no use to a woman
after the one occasion for which it was
purchased. The same is true of jewelry
and hair ornaments. The temptation to
use such articles without expense and
to be adorned with the latest novelties
which are really beyond their purse
limitations is very great with some
women. We have to resort to many
artifices to prevent being impos-
ed upon. Our blaok list and
every large store has a black list
of no small proportion's at this minute
contains the names of some of tbe bsst
known society women of Saint Louis.
We have gotten to the point when we
have to draw the line and I'm sorry to
say that the line passes through the
best society of the city."
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Slater, H. D. El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 185, Ed. 1 Tuesday, August 7, 1900, newspaper, August 7, 1900; El Paso, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth297487/m1/3/: accessed March 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .