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ARIZONA WEEKLY JOURNALMlNER.
Established flarch 9, 1S64. The Pioneer Paper of Arizona
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, lool
Thirty-Sixth Year. Price Five
ARIZONA JOLRNAL MINER
DAILY AND WEE.CLY.
J C. MA.TT1K, Editor and Prorrietor
rA'ERETT E. ELl.lNWOOD.
Attorney and Counsslor at Law.
Room M, it and . Itink of Arizona Building
A. U. rAVBK
Crv.'i and Mining htigineer.
U. S. Deputy ninerr.I Surveyor for
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kinds. Will Ductice In all courts. OH
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ore the p.,stiflice, Prescott.
. . V.. Z. AHMITAUE,
St. a. I. M. .
niainanu Mechanical Engineer.
Mi nun examined and rerrtefl on. Eathaatf
given on Milting and adduction otks.
i'nMiit Pre-"il. At: Jrt-
' J. B. GIRAND,
Civil and " inin;: Engineer,
U. S. Deputy Mtr-er-i Swrveyer,
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K. N. Ptcdcricks. A. A. John.
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RemilaT meetinp of this ..'re everr Moo la
at fp m at K 01 P hull. oi..i:rt:iiiR Kiiin'iti. ii.
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the Third Sleep o' !
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fourth Saeirday evening at t o r.
Hall. Vfeitinit brethren i-. ;ood
fraternalle invited to ie I
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are ojrdiallv inviteu t.i tt. nd
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ntalil at & p. aa., in Odd Fe
in jnbeia in good stiiudirt:
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THE OLOEST BANK IN ARIZONA
Paid Bp Capital,
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'; Cashier .
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Fo- Btrii ling or o.i Improved City
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flan. Interest Petteasca as you pay.
State Nuiiial Building and Loan AssTi,
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t H irWJ L & mm Aleuts Prescott
We cordially invite every lady in Prescott to visit our
ton- on Wednesday and Thursday, February 26 and 27
and witness SPECIAL DEMONSTRATION of
For Ladies' Fancy Work
This STAMPING PAD IS SIMPLY A LITTLE
WONDER and will do so many thing's in stamping ANY
i'KTlTiE or DESIGN on velvet, silk, satin, linen, wood,
china, etc.. etc.. that it must be seen to be appre
ciated. It will do your stamping at borne for years. No
paint, no powder, no hot irjon, no muss, no fuss of any
kind. A little child can Use it perfectly. A beautiful
collect u of New Patterns and this King of all Stamping
Pads only ?1. 00. We are sole agent s.
Sale of all Kit! and Fabric GLoves.
Sale of Flowers,
"the BEST ALWAYS."
k j. Mtrt'-" fir"!
ARIZONA'S LEADING JEWELERS,
An old iu. in was relusetl
becaOBC be w as 94 years old. '"What of that, he cried,
i "look at your statistics, fewer persons die at 94 than at
any other ge." You see he was right but not reason-
i ably so. . o you are riiti
so. ro you are
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3 aiuiij; mvmmwmm .ii.-
Tut is it reasonable
rie trial? A wagon, vou
i out grams but it goes hard.
within the reach of
to 4.5 onta pec j-ound.
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R. H. Burmister & Sons
Wholesale and Retail Dealers.
A Complet Stock of Hardware and Mining Supplies.
Sole agents for Vigorit Dynarnite.
Ii bvon y chop bvood
them all rapidly, easily,
pieces, without mashing.
Y HEN EVER
Remember the Old
The 0. K. STORE
Slap!: and fancy Groceries, A Full Stock of Men's Furnishing Goods
Always on Hand. All Goods Fresh and lip-To-Date.
JOSEPH DOUGHERTY, Proprietor
I'M SCOTT, ARIZONA. ON THE PLAZA. Telephone l44.
Complete Stock of Fine Whiskysand Cordials for the Trade
Dealer In PABST Brewlnr Co.' Mil waukca.Beer.
Stamping Pad g
and our entire stock
The Stars !
The Diamonds we have for sale are
Pure. Brilliant Blazes of white.
So much for the goods. The prices
exactly represent their worth. Noth
ing more, nothing less. Every dollar
you pay us for a diamond is repre
sented by a quivering, rainbowy flash
insurance by a company
wneu you tsay you can get
Ttranrl tariff m. z
giye mis iamous conee a
know, can get along with
In order to place "Seal h
all we have reduced the h
but Sargent's Gem Food Chopper will
chop raw meat, cooked meat, vege
tables of all kinds, fruit, crackers,
bread, eggs, cheese, nuts, figs and
other foods, and
It tvill chop
or fine, in uniform
queezing, tearing or
THE LAST SUMMONS
Mrs. John Burcheding Dies at
Her Home at Bellevue,
Iowa, Last Friday.
The Bellevue Iowa. Leader con
tains the followiug notice of the
death of the sister of John W. and
Joseph Dougherty of Prescott. who
spent several months here a few
The announcement of the death of
. . , Jy , j. 1 1 1
Mrs. John Burcheding, which took
place i nday, February 1 tli, at 1 1 .30
p. m., caused universal sorrow, for
she was a woman who was highly re-
garded by her many friends , and oue
who endeared herself to all with
whom she came in contact. Mrs.
Burcheding was of a retiring disposi
tion, strictly a home body, yet her
friends were legion, as was testified
by the hundreds who came to view
her remains and to express their bjbi
pathy with the husband and immedi
Mrs. Burcheding has been ill less
than two wteeks, but her illness was
of such a character that the best
medical skill, including Drs. Bigelow
and Gnthrie of Dubuque, could uot
stay the hand of death, and being
made aware of her hopeless condition,
she gave some of the directions for
Iter funeral which she wished to have
1 carried out. Her end came peace
fully ana without pain.
The deceased, whose maiden name
was Lizzie Dougherty, was boin in
Richland township. March 81, 1856.
Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. El
Douchertv. She came to Bellevue
in 1864 and Nov. 26, 1883, was united
in marriage to John Burcheding. and
this place has been their home con
tinuously since that time. The de
ceased is also survived by her mother
and two brothers, John and Joe
Dougherty residing in Arizona, and
Mrs. Lew Webber of Bellevue town
ship. The funeral took place Tuesday at
10 o'clock a. m., from St. Joseph's I
church, a solemn mass being con -
ducted by Revs. Father Bies, Hagge-
man and Brady of Lamotte. Than
was a very large attendance of friends
gathered to pay a last tribute of re-
spect to the memory of the departed.
The floral offerings placed on the
bier, the gifts of loved ones, were
many and beautiful.
THE NEWS OF MAYER
Railroad, Mining, Social and General
News Notes From a Busy Busi
The Mayer Placer Mining company
is putting up some new machinery
and expects to have its property on a
paying basis soon.
Mr. Frankenstock of Chicago is
yiflfting Mr. Seaton's family.
The manv friends of Mrs. J. S.
Johnson are glad to hear that she
has entirely recovered from her late
J. B. Jolly, the county school sup
erintendent, visited the public school
here February 18.
Mrs. Gus Moe is in Phenis on a
visit to her niece, Miss Gertie God
dard. James Cash comes in from the
Bradshaw mountains with his pack
train about twice a week for pro
visions and mail.
The French Lily mine in Crazy
basin, owned by Joe Mayer antl Jess
W. Davis, is looking fine. They have
several shafts on it. the deepest of
which is down seventy feet with a
fourteen-iuch vein of rich black sul
A Mexican sheenherder who was
I accidentally shot in the leg some
I time since, is rapidly recovering un
der the skillful treatment of Dr.
me Mayer lodging houses are re
ceiving a new coat of paint which im
proves their appearance.
Mrs. W. H. Michael is in Phoenix
on a visit to friends.
St. Valentine's mail pouch was
heavily laden with Cupid's messages
for the school children of this place
on the 14th.
We are pleased to note that littlt
Xellie Xellis is recovering from her
Work on the new railroad from
Mayer towards the Bradshaws is pro
gressing with a small force of men.
The Indian inhabitants of this
place have quite a village on Big Bug
creek. Some of the dusky belles look
like modern Pocahentases iu their
Mrs. E. D. Seaton will leave for
Chicago next Friday on a visit to her
. S Johnson assayer at Mayer,
has u tino nun' t,-irt,. dull' r .i t,ihi..i
-- - ..... u. iwiij . . i i ii 1 1 saiiicia,
with which he is going to take pic
tures of the mines in this vicinity.
The dealer for the crap table iu the
Mayer saloon is doing a flourishing
business, much to the detriment of
certain young men's cash accounts.
The News of Mayer.
Mayer, February 23 ( Regular cor
respondence. The construction train
loaded with timber for the new branch
railroad came down to Mayer today.
Chas. Goddard visited this town
today on his way to 1111 mU
Miss Lena Johnson, of Williams, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. L. P. .Wilis.
Yesterday E. D. Seaton received six
first-class registered stock Belgian
hares from Prescott.
The Maver school house Sag Boated
VHHterday in honor of Washington's
It is reported that they aavs struck
a large body of native copiier in tin
Iron Queen mine.
Three of Mavei's young society
men went up to Bis Bug Friday to
particulate in the pleasure-, fa hop
The many friends of Mr. Alexander
are glad to hoar that the old gentle
man is improving under Dr. Ltoone i
care ami slowly gaining in health.
Mr. Alexander is one of Arizona's pio
neers and can i. late many interesting
tales of early days.
The well-known mining man, Ben
' Blauchard, is expected to return in a
1 few days to look after his mining pro-
perties in this section.
If a certain well-known gentleman,
residing at Mayer, is in need of any
more combs his friends will take
pleasure iu furnishing them.
The town of Mayer is rapidly be
coming a white city. Joe Mayer, the
founder of the town, is having some
rows of cottonwood trees set out.
The sheep men are bringing their
sheep liack from Black Canyon on
account of the scarcity of feed in that
1 Will ion. There are now 6,000 or 7,000
head in this vicinity. .
Miss M. Maver received a present
nf I.-.. Vauow, T.1.I....1 U..nU
I V1 IHUHIWlllt. ..OJ- lllMlilll Mill 1 nt t
i f rom hw fatier. which adds to the
1 beauty of her Indian collection of val
i uable Apache basket.
Mike Burns, the Apache Indian in
terpreter, who has been in Pheuix for
the jtast two weeks, returned to his
home at Mayer. As he passed through
v lcKnhurg iat iiitfht he lett the
train for a lunch; iu attempting to get
back on the train, while it was mov
ing, he sprained his ankle.
J. B. Jolly passed Friday morning
at the Mayer school house and re
turned to Prescott. On his trip Mr.
Jolly visited the Stoddard, Monroe
and Conies schools. He reports that
these schools are doing well. As the
train left Mayer the school-children
gave the county superintendent a
Skull Valley and Kirkland.
Work on the Sharpueck water
power concentrating and milling
plant on Kirkland Creek is progress
ing. It is estimated that next week
they will be running.
Work on the Lmted States and
J other mines m
Copper Basin seems
right along to judge
! l" lK punning
by the blasting that can be heard
from that direction.
John Morris is getting out ore on
his mil,e uear expecting
to get out ore enough to pay for de
Everybody has more or less of
a prospecting fever and every oppor
tunity that can lx taken from regu
lar occupation is used for hunting
Ab. Rudy. Ed. Morehead and Joe
Rudy are s;iid to be getting out some
fine ore, to be worked by the new
! mill near Kirkland
i Tj. W. Boslv and Alfred Stapp have
: also beea working placers iu the Ehle
j rh;ls ' M:lter u rrsteetino-
... ,e,t- ,...,. , . thZ
direction of Geo. Millner, for Denver
parties, who expect, soon, to com
mence operations with the late im
"Mack" Rudy, a nephew of Wm.
Rudy is sojourning at the latter's
Report from the Big Five placer
camp are very encouraging. They
have found more water by drifting.
I ano nam ifsu'ii a small inacuiue to
i i i i l . ii i .
determine the practicability of that
way of working their grounds. All
tests autl experiments are favorable
towaul making that enterprise a prof
Iu addition to thefts recorded in
last items I lenry Gohrman relates a
doleful tale of haviug his trunk
emptied of all his Sunday clothes,
consisting of two summer suits, and
one black suit, white shirts, handker
chiefs, cuff buttous, etc. The thief
never took a new workingman'a
blouse and overalls that lay on the
trunk. Apparently he wanted to
dress. Lily Dale.
SONORA M. & M. CO.
Latest Items From President Con
Some interesting things regarding
the Sonora Mining anil Milling Com
pany are made known through the
report of President Con O'Keefe to
the stockholders at their annual meet
held a few days ago. One thing
that is certainly gratifying to the
stock holders was the announcement
that the company now has enough
money in the treasury to pay all ex
penses, including the erection of the
new fifty tou smelter, and until the
smelter shall be producing bullion.
The company has no liabilities and is
therefore flu a cash basis.
President O'Keefe reports that the
development work has shown results
that more than equal the expectations
of the officers. On the Penasco Que
mado claim over 500 feet of new work
lias been done iu sinking and drifting
and large ore bodies are exposed
wherever work is done. On this claim
a masonry and cement dam has been
constructed for the storing of water
for mechanical and domestic pur
poses and it is estimated that this
water supply will lx? twice or three
times the requirmeuts of the pro
posed plant. The grading for the
new smelter is finished and a good
road has lecn built from Tubutama
to the mine. A commodious office
biikltling at the mine is now under
construction, and an assay office and
laboratory have been provided and
About 350 feet of development
work has Ix-eu done on the Fortuna
claim, exposing a small but exceed
ingly rich vein of silver and copper
ore. The outlook for a big mine here
is most promising, and a large adobe
building has qeeu erected for the use
of employes. The Mina Grande is a
copper property recently purchased
by the company, and an immense
body of ore is now exposed. There
is a vast amount of lime on this prop
erty also, w hich w ill facilitate greatly
the reduction of the ores on other
claims. The smelter will le erected
iu a short time and the mouey to
cover that expense is now on deposit
in the International liank at Xogales
awaiting only the completion of the
W. E. Defty is still retained by the
company in the position of consulting
good crops, good
crops make more cus
tomers so each year the
crops and customers have
grown greater. That's the
secret of the Ferry fame.
More Ferry's Seeds sold
aud sown than any other
kai'l. s.ilif liv all tii'sli-ra.
D. M. Ferry a Co.
Douglas, Lacey & Co. Contract
to Sink One or More Wells
in Lonesome Valley Sec
tion 4000 Acres of
Land Being Pooled.
Machinery Already Ordered and Work
Will Commence Within Three
Weeks Sinking a Well Dis
covery of Oil Means a
Boom for Arizona.
The Journal-Miner has repeatedly
taken occasion to call attention to the
extensive operations of Douglas,
Lacey & Co. in this section of the
country and the part they were tak
ing in the development of its re
sources. The firm is an enterprising,
energetic one and it has as its mana
ger of its Arizona business a wide
waake progressive man in the person
of Captain L. D. Phillips.
Aside from its recently constructed
concentrating plant at Val Verde, the
firm has devoted its energies in Ari
zona exclusively to mining. In Cali
fornia they have very extensive oil in
terests and own the largest refinery
iu the state, located in Los Angeles.
After an examination of the alleged
oil territory in Lonesome valley, and
a favorable report thereon by their
mining expert, the firm decided to
bore one or two wells in that vicinity
for the purpose of prospecting the
field and determining whether oil ex
ists and if so in what quantities.
Contracts have been signed up with
them by the holders of about 4000
acres ot laud in that vicinity and
deeds executed and placed in trust.
A company has already been or
ganized by Douglas, Lacey & Co.,
known as the Manhattan Oil com
pany, under which organization oper
ations will be carried on.
With Douglas, Lacey & Co. to de
cide is to do, and the machinery for
sinking the first well has already taen
ordered to be shipped from
Los Angeles and Major Russell
stated today that within the
next three weeks work will' be
commenced drilling. Work wiil be
pushed just as rapidly as possible
and the ground will be thoroughly
prospected by the sinking of two or
more wells in case the first one fails
! to reach oil. Mr. Spencer says the
company will spend from 25.000 to
$40,000 prospecting the field, if oil is
not discovered with a less expendi
ture, before abandoning it.
The success of this enterprise
would prove one of the greatest
i i . - - i , i
uuuus io .irizoua mat cotuu ever nap-
pen to it. ith the present forest
reserve system covering all the tim
ber lands of this section and with the
nearest coal mines hundreds of miles
away the discovery of oil would furn
ish a solution of cheap fuel which
couK1 Dt tall to prove of the greatest
t aumage to tne territory.
Douglas, Lacey & Co. also deserve
great credit for undertaking the ex
periment. New Mail Contracts.
Contracts under the recent bids
presented for carrying the United
States mails have been awarded as
Congress to Harqua Hala, Ed Zie
ger. Congress to Martinez, Moses Duf
tey. Congress to Octave not awarded.
Stanton to Yarnell not awarded.
Kirkland to Placeritas not awarded.
Kirkland to Wagoner, O. L. Ander
son. Columbia to Hot Springs, J. R.
Morristown to Hot Springs, The
Hot Springs Imp Co.
Crown Point to Briggs, Frank
Minnehaha to Hooper, J. R. Lowry.
Prescott to Crown King, I Jewett.
Prescott to Jersey, J. R. Lowry.
Prescott to Juniper, J. B. Hocker,
Kymo to Simmons, J. K. Lowry.
Riehenbar to Bumble Bee, J. R.
Riehenbar to Mayer, J. R. Lowry.
Stoddard to Mayer, J. R. Lowry.
Providence to Huron, J. R. Lowry.
Chaparral to Huron, J. R. Lowry.
Dewey to Camp Verde, J. B. Hock
A Pleasant Party
Mrs. J. W. Akers entertained the
members of the Christian Science
church at her pleasant home in West
Prescott last evening. One of the
features of the evening was a test of
scriptural knowledge. Cards had
been prepared containing a numher
of passages of scripture with a blank
left at the end of each quotation and
each person was requested to fill out
this blank by writing the name of the
book of the Bible from which the
quotation was taken. The test prov
ed quite interesting and also that a
person will often be perfectly familiar
with a quotation and yet not remem
ber the author. T. L. Harris was
awarded the first prize, a handsome
little book containing Bible texts,
topically arranged for giving the
greatest number of correct answers,
and T. L. Hughes, was the booby
prize winner, a handsome picture.
After the prizes were awarded music
was enjoyed for a half hour when the
guests were served with a delightful
and refreshing lunch, closing a very
pleasantly spent evening.
"Uncle Josh Sprucsby-
It is claimed by many and believed
by the same number of people that
the above-named play is one of the
truly homely stories that will win the
admiration of the play-going public.
The statement is made that the play
' is made of the dramatic homespun
j thought of honest hearts, not told for
publicity but for honor. !ovlty, and
I in the telling there is a mingling of
tears and pathos that, without the
dialogue, alone would entitle the pro
duction to the kind of recognition
from the public that means success.
Dake opera house, Friday Febru
Wilkesbarre, Pa., has had a cen
tenary celebration of the first burning
of anthracite coal in the house
iu which it was done. The origi
nal grate is still there and did
duty as successfully as it did for
Jesse Fell when he flew in the face of
contemporary democratic opinion by
trying to "burn stones."
NEWS, NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Hugh McGovern, a brother of Ter
ry McGovern, easily knocked out
Ching Fong, the Chinese pugilist, in
the fifth round at Covington, Ky.
Adolphus Trumley of Geary, OklaJ
homa, suspected W. H. Patrick of be-
iug too intimate with his (Trumley's)
wife and fired four bullets into Pat-
rick's brain, killing him instantly.
A. H. Gould, defaulting cashier of
the Bellewood. Xebraska bank, who
lost by speculation a quarter of a
million dollars has been sentenced to
eight years in the penitentiary.
Ramon Galindo, leader of the
Island band of outlaws in Texas, who
in 1893 ambushed and killed Captain
Jones of the First Texas rangers, has
been captured by Ed Bryant, an ex
ranger. Galindo has been hiding
but recently became involved in a
shooting affray in Dona Ana county,
Xew Mexico, and his return from Old
Mexico was reported to the officers
who have since been on the lookout
One of the Chicago Armours, a
young boy, has been walking back
ward around King Edward at a late
reception, chastely attired in knee
breeches and velvet coat and frills
and things like that, with a neat little
tin sword on the side; and he has
been honored by being allowed to
kiss his majesty's hands. When Chi
cago goes in for "sassiety" she "goes
the complete porker," as Aristophanes
used to say. Ex.
George Harper, in charge of the
commissary at Santiago, in Xorth
western Durango on an extension of
the Mexican International railway,
now under construction, is in jail
there, charged with shooting a Mexi
can. He was incommunicado for
seventy-two hours, but is now allowed
to see his lawyer. He is a son of
Rev. John T. Harper, a Methodist
minister, now living in San Antonio
and well known in Southwestern
Assaying around Cripple Creek
seems to be an unhealthy calling at
present. A telegram from ictor
says that a reign of terror exists there
owing to a preconcerted attack upon
the assay offices doing business in
that vicinity. Beginning at 3 o'clock
Monday morning and following in
rapid succession, six explosions j
wrecked as many assay offices in Vic
tor. Cripple Creek and Goldfield.
The raiders did not hesitate to jeo- ;
pardize life, as all but one of the
buildings were also occupied by
sleeping families. Men, women and ;
children were hurled out of their beds j
by shocks and serious injuries were
inflicted. The full extent of the
damage cannot lie estimated. Sheriff
Robertson has put at work a force of
deputies in an effort to discover the i
perpetrators of the crimes. The gen-
seal impression is that
the result of a general
the acts are
nd the district of all institutions
which buy high grade ore in small
quantities, ine Dig mines ot tne i
a . -i ; J I i i
uistrict. it is saiu, nave oeen systema
tically robbed of much high grade
iiras nnfl fi f t v trt i hiinrlpav qcoQrars
it alleged, have made handsome
profits by dealing iu this ore. The
mine owners association recently
discovered that high grade ore was
being shipped y the assayars from
tVin ,Tictrir.f kilt oil nffnpta tis .Inn tliA
u. ,ii. ii is i, iiiii an i uui t.i .vi w.' j mi.
traffic were unavailing
The vice president and manager of has owned them for a number of
the Pecos Valley railway has semi- years and has done considerable de
officially announced that the Santa I velopment work on them. Mr. Berrie
Fe, owner of the Pecos Valley road, owns several more claims in the same
will construct a line from Boswell. X. i vicinity in which he has a great deal
M., to El Paso, 100 miles' to compete 1 0f faith, and which he is engaged in
pete with the newly completed Rock j developing.
island route, wmen made a cut oi I
222 miles over all lines now touching
there. Santa Fe Officials have just
completed the inspection of the Rio
Grande and Sierra Madre from El
Paso to Xueva Casas Grandes, in
Mexico, and a deal is said to be pend
ing for its purchase.
Phil Melloy, the gastronomic won
der of Dubuque, Iowa, devoured seven
dozen raw eggs inside cf ten minutes,
on a wager. The bet was that he
was to swallow ten dozen eggs in
thiny minutes, but someone purpose
ly handed him a rotten egg, which
caused him to gag. After he recov
ered he offered to swallow the other
three dczen and eat a roast goose on I
top, but no one would take him up !
Sometimetime during the month of j
May the great Russian railway vt ill ,
be completed aud connected with
Paris, France, and Pekin. China, a
distance equal to half the distance j
around the world. It will be possible
to board the cars at Paris and with
only two changes ride all the way to
China, and in cars equipped with
modern appliances for comfort.
The time required for the journey will
be about three weeks and it will cost
52 or a little over f250.
Lee Turner has transferred all
rights and title to land on which the
"Quarter House" stood to the Ameri
can association, limited, a large Eng
lish company, which owns most of
the coal lands there. This famous
place is the one which was the scene
of a deadly battle a few days ago and
is located near MiddlesVjoro, Ky.
Over sixty people have been killed in
it. Turner will open a livery stable
at Lafollette. It is thought that the
feud is now ended, and there is no
probability of the officers attempting
to make further arrests. Another of
the wounded men of the recent bat
tle has died, swelling the death list
A telegram from Manila dated Feb
ruary 19 says that what is believed to
have been the largest band of insur
gents iu Batangas province, surren
dered yesterdayWto Lieut. Chas. X.
Rhodes, of the Sixth Cavalry. tit Ba
tan. Major Amoranto, two captain-,
six lieutenants And ninety eight Fili
pino soldiers gave themselves up, and
also surrendered 566 rifles and 2,000
rounds of ammunition. Rhodes had
been hunting the insurgents for three
weeks and continually destroying
their supplies, lhey were virtually
starved into surrender. The s
of five soldiers of the Thirty-ninth
infantry, killed in Xovember, 1900,
have been recovered and will be ship
ped to the United States.
The Wilmington shops of the Pull
man Palace C&r company have com
work ou the handsome car
which will be used by Prince
Henry of Prussia and his suite dur
iug their tour of this country. The j
"Idler" is a combination observation ;
and stateroom sleeper, and is one of
the most palatial cars ever fitted out
in the Wilmington shops. The in-
terior decorations are of bronze and
mahogany, aud all the rooms are ,
wrhtml u ilh .. nirfni.it. I'l... i
tapestry aud the curtains are of brown 1
silk. The electric fans will cool the 1
air in the different com part utenta. i
iifci.. v . ...u iicviuu,). m. uc ujj- wont ier ,ur. r isner snares an linpres- eight points, set u iin rubies aud sap
holstry is of blue plush and brown j sion pretty general about Wicken- phires aud beanos? the crown and
MINES AND MINING.
The twenty-stamp mill at the Po
land mine is hearing completion.
The new rock crusher counected with
the mill was tested on Saturday.
Douglas, Lacey & Co. have com
menced hauling ore from their Big 1
Bug mines to their concentration
I plant at Val Verde and the latter will
be kept in operation continuously :
Jasper Philips has bonded three I
cfaims in the Hassayampa district to
a capitalist named Standish f run
Los Angeles for 25,000.
Charles Woodward has been con-1
victed at Casper, Wyoming, of the
murder of Sheriff Ricker and has been
sentenced to be hanged.
Owing to the fact that eggs are 75
cents a dozen in Pittsburg, the Catho
lic priests have granted temporary
indulgences during lent so that the i
workingmen can eat meat.
John W. Proudfit, a well-known
mining stock-broker of Colorado
Springs, posted a notice at the Colo
rado Springs Mining Stock Exchange
stating that his firm was unable to
meet its obligations. He was presi- '
dent and treasurer of the Alma Gold city by about forty per cent than hatl
Mining Company and treasurer of the been estimated, noaa fifty to fifty five
Bostwick Gold Mining Company tt ! tons of ore per day can be treated iu
Cripple Creek. it.
M. G. Burns, ore buver for the Val Geo. A. Beach came in last even
Verde smelter left today for Williams ing from the camp of the
and the Grand canyon country to ; Copjier Basin Gold and Copper Min
purchase ore for that institution. ' ing company and brought in a lot of
Some of the mines in the Grant! can- ore taken from the crosscut at the
von are said to have considerable ore one hundred-foot level which is
out ready for shipment.
The Val Verde smelter closed down j
last evening for about twenty-four
hours. Mr. Brethertou who is in
charge of it made a discovery of some ;
needed changes, which required a
Captain L. D. Phillips of Douglas.
Lacey St Co. has taken a bond ou the
Perry and Elk mines located about
ix or eight miles south of Prescott
from thir owner. Charles Capelli.
The Perry is one of the old and well ,
known mines of this county, having
produced a large amount of silver ore. ;
It was formerly owned by T. Otto.
The claims are on the same lode as
Mat Zero mine, which has also pro- :
duced thousands of dollars worth of
rich silver ore.
C. F. Riblet, who returned today
from a visit to the Home Goltl Min
ing company, says the property con
tinues to keep up its lick with every
foot of development and is looking in
fine condition now. The Home com
pany is a winner and will be a dividend
payer and no mistake.
The concentrating plant at Val
Verde was accepted today by Doug
las. Lacey A Co. from the contractors.
The experimental runs which have
been made bv it have proven very
! satisfactory. " Douglas. Lacey & Co.
will at once commence operations
i with it on ore from mines which
j are operating.
John Berrie yesterday sold six
I claims on Lynx creek to California
' parties, a part cash payment tieing
e' The sale was negotiated by J.
C. Forest, who has been successful
recently in closing up a number of
, mining deals. The claims sold are
the Lincoln, Gold Dust, Alice, Pony,
Double Header and Alhambra. all
, , . . . . .
on creek Jeast of the
old Pine Tree station. Mr. Berrie
The Pyramid Gold and Copper
Mining company, which has been re
cently organized, has commenced
work sinking two shafts on their
property which adjoins that of the
Copper basin Gold and Copper com
pany in Copper Basin, and which
gives promise of rivaling the latter
company. One of the shafts is down
forty feet and the other is down fif
teen feet. Both of them are in good
ore and an assay of an average sam
ple from the 40-foot shaft gave $50,
and ore from the 15-foot shaft went
seven and one-half per cent in copper
and gave a total value of 11.50 per
ton. These shafts will lie continued
for a considerable depth, and the de-
velopment of the property generally
Mike Lawler is iu town from his
Treasure Vault camp in Mineral
Point district. He is now down
thirty three feet ou the south extew-
tion of the Treasure Vault mine and
has cros.se tit ted the vein at this depth
a distance of eight feet without strik
ing a wall. The ore is of the MM
character as that of the Treasure
Vault near the surface. He aud his
partner, Mr. Row. have every indica
tion of making a big mine iu their
holdings in the above district.
It is only a short time since Cap
tain Phillips purchased four clai.n.
known as the El Capitan gro :p, from
Harry Minuse and George White, in
the Agua Fria district aud com
menced work oa them. Yesterday he
received word that a bodv of verv
rich ore had been struck at a depth of
forty feet, and the information was
accompanied by samples of tiieore.
The sample was assayed for its cop
per value alone and it gave returns of
twenty-one and one-half per cent iu
this metal. The claims are located
only about oue and one-half miles
from Dewey station. At the alwve
depth the entire width of the shaft.
hve feet, is solid ore. Its proximity
to the val erde smelter makes
strike a very important oue. as a
ready sale can be had there for the
ore. The croppings on the surface of
the claims are 100 feet wide. ' At a
depth of 100 feet a crosscut will In
run to determine the width at that
The Republican contains the fol
lowing about the recent purcha.-e hj
the Belle of Bisbee company: E. W .
Fisher who has for some vears been
extensively engaged iu miuing prop-
er'es m Wickenburg district, got
wool Usii'lllil Willi il sine Ul 1115
properties had been effected, aud that
today be would receive the purchase
price of $8,000. The purchaser is the
Bisbee Belle Miuing company of Los
Angeles. It was from the president
of the cntnnauv. Geo. M. Cake, that
Mr. Fisher received a telegram iu-
forming him that the deal had ben
closed. The property lies fifteen
miles east of Wickenburg. It is not
only very rich, but is conveniently
situated' for working. Operations
will be begun on it at once by the
new owners. Less than a year ago
Mr. Fisher sold a mine" in that
neighborhood for So.OOO. It is no
ll 1' 1 l ;
that the mining world is just ,
revolving around that highly
Another important mining -a!e w
consummated today in Prescott. R.
ML Dougherty sold his group of seven
claims adjoining the Crowned King
company's mines to the Cadillac
Mining company, composed of De
troit capitalists. The claims are
pretty well developed as Mr. Dough
erty has owned and workod them for
the past twelve years, during all of
which time he has never faltered in
his faith iu the district. He has
stayed with the district and has kept
development on his property pro
gressing as his means enabled him to
and and he is now reaping his re
ward. In speaking of the sale today
and of the future prospects of mining
in the Bradshaw mountains, Mr.
Dougherty remarked that he had al
ways said he wovld live to see a boom
in mining in that section, and added
it will not take very long to realize
the boom. The commencement of
work on the railroad there has already
given quite an impetus to mining in
that entire section. The purchasers
of Mr. Dougherty's claims will com
mence active development work right
away on them.
The Blue Dick smelter was started
up again yesterday on an experimen
tal run. It has been demonstrated
that the smelter has a greater ca pa-
very encouraging looking,
is a heavy sulphuret aud
values in gold, silver, copper and
lead. The crosscut has been run for
a distance of twelve feet and the walls
of the ore hotly have not yet been en
countered. No assays have yet been
made of the ore anil in fact none is
necessary to demonstrate the correct
ness of the theory concerning this
property. It shows for itself at this
depth and has shown with every foot
of development increasing values in
the ore as depth is made. It
is estimated that the crosscut
will probably have to be con
tinued fifteen or twenty feet vet
before the full width is determined.
The crosscutt is at the bottom of the
shaft on the Black Prince mine, aud
should it improve in the next 100 feet
as it has from-the surface to the pres
ent depth, a bonanza is assured in the
mine. The company has been obtain
ing its water supply from a well only
a few feet deep, aud owing to the
large increase in the number of men
being worked now the supply became
somewhat shoit and it was decided to
sink the well deeper. In doing so
they not only secured what they were
looking for water, but struck fairiy
rich ore also. The well is on a piece
of ground where they did not expect
to find ore, and the question now is
whether the entire basin may not
prove a veritable basin of ore. They
have not sunk at any point on their
claims expecting to find ore, that they
have not done so, antl now when they
commence digging it out while hunt
ing for water puts a new aspect on the
property. A little development work
win be done ou this well just to see
what can ha found. It
will not harm
it as a well to sink it a
and it will increase its
holding water by running a drill cr
crosscut or two, so this will be done
just to ascertain whether this ore en
countered is a bluff or a solid body.
Work is also progressing on the other
claims of the company very satisfac
tory. During a recent visit to Los An
gelas a Herald reporter caught W.
L. Beii aud obtained au interview ia
which Mr. Bell takes occasion to say
a good worth aud a truthful one as
well, for this section. The Herald
says: "W. L. Bell, superintendent of
the Penu Gold Mining aud Milling
company, whose properties are lo
cated iu Arizona, arrived in Los An
geles yesterday en route to his home
iu the east by way of Sau Francisco.
As might lie inferred from the name
of the company it is a PeuusyUauia
concern, and most of the stock is held
in the Quaker state. The ouly prop
erty being worked at present is the
Mudhole miue. aliout fourteen miles
from Prescott, anil here operations
have lieen carried on upon a large
and extensive scale. In all then- is
about a mile of underground work
ings, there being five levels, iu ail of
which large bodies of ore have been
uncovered. The ore runs ou an aver
age about to the ton, aud an im
mense amount is in sight. Two
Himtingt n mills crush aUmt ninety
tons per day. aud there is also a large
concentrating plant. About eigaty
five men are kept at work, and at
present a new shaft is being put
down, from which exploratory work
will Ix? continued iu new ground.
The Poland Mining company is car
rying out a gigantic wark in this dis
trict that must prove ,of immense
leneht when completed. A tunnel
is being carried from the Mudhole
mine through to Big Bug creek, aud
will be aijotit S000 feet iu length.
While this tunnel is beiug made by
the Poland company with the initial
purpose of exploring new ground, it
being assumed with some degree of
certainty that a number of veins will
be cut, the tunnel will solve for the
district a problem of transportation.
From the Mudhole mine to the rail
road, a distance of about twelve
miles, will be saved by shipments iu
or out by way of the tunnel. For
this reason every mine owner aud
prospector in the district is interested
iu the tuunel scheme, though it is
ont" 'hal not 06 brought to com
pletion lor a long lime. jir. Den re
ports great activity in and arouud
Prescott. a great number of mining
cla'ms being worked and several im
portant sales having led to consider
able ttev iopment work lieing begun.
Queen Victoria s Gift to Leonora Jac
The career of a successful artis ;s
full of happy incidents aud adw n
tures. Leonora Jackson, the vioiiB
virtuoso, is no exception to the rule.
After her brilliant successes in Lon
don and iu England, Miss Jackson,
to use court language, was com
manded one day to appear at Wind
sor castle before the queen. She was
overjoyed with the invitation, but
went in fear and trembling, lest tvhe
should commit some breach of the
court rules. Of course she had her
self properly instructed in court eti
quette and her teacher pronounced
her perfect, but she was anxious. To
her delight no difficulty occurred.
She was applaude ! by everyone from
the queen down, an 1 the sovereign
finally decorated her with a costly
jeweled star, a unique design with
, . . .
royal monogram. V. I. B. Dake
Opera house. Feb. 22. Snls on sale
atj Brisley Drug Co.'s