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THE ARIZONA LUMBER & TIMBER CO.,
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are on our ability to suit you when you want to buy lum
ber. This is the- time to buy, because we are anxious to
1 turn some of these large piles of lumber into money, and
the prices we have will please
Do you want to figure on a special bill? If so, we are in
shape to do that, for we have a first-class stock and are
lere to tell you we propose
T SELL CHEAP.
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OF NORTHERN ARIZONA.
OUR U CAyES.
One of the Wonders of Ooconino
The Ico Caves ns Seen by One of Our
Summer Visitors. Naturn'a
Cold Storage System.
Arizona is known clilcfly to the
win Id at large ns thn hottest plneu in
Uncle Sam's domain, and here the In
foiniHtion of a pvut many otherwise
intelligent people ends. But Arizona
is jiot all hot, nor are the hot spots
hot all the mt, sayti the ban Fran
cisco Call. Arizona is a country of ex
tremes and contradictions, l'or , In
stance, the south west corner, near Yu
ma, nppioaches to within 100 feet' of
Ma level, while the San t'laneisco
i)cak tower 1S-.000 feet ahore. In the
south aie tieeless deserts, but the up
lands of the central and not them see
lions aie covered with tn.ignllicent
pine forests. M
These curiosities are situated nhout
10 miles south of the town of FhigHlafl
and not mm o than CO miles north of
the geographical center of the tein
lory, and limy be teaehed by a delight
ful diive thiough the'piuu foieils,
over smooth auil level loads.
It is the last place in the, world
-wlieiu one would caio to look for
ants, for tlieio is not a mountain
within a dozen miles, and the lolling
country is densely wooded.
The cutraure is fioiu the level plain,
and is clown through an opening ap
parently made by the eaving-in of the
crust which 'foruterly covered the sub
terranean ca?ern3 llivrsiuk or bahin
is probably 75 feet in diameter.aud 25
feet deep, and the bottom Is tilled with
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Admittance to tho caves is gained
by crawling through and under these
boulders, the opening being low, uar
low, rough and precipitous. None
but small men and new women ma)
enter, for one must ciawl backwaid
through a passago just large enough
to squeeze, one's body thiongh, and
then drop some six feet in duiktiess
and faith to the flcor of the first
Hero tho air is decidedly cooler, and
a little ice is seen in the cracks of the
inegular walls. We continuo our des
cent down a sleep declivity and over
huge masses of lock to roam No. 2,
where a resident of the vicinity is dis
covered lilling his pail with pure ice
for use at homo. Here is considerable
ico on tho floor and in the crovices,
but not in solid masses. Tho air is
cold and damp, and we am reminded
of the regular professional iee house.
Tho passago to the third and lowest
chamber is even more perilous and
difficult than any jet encountered.
Tho exit from tho loom above is
through a narrow crevice in the wall,
which inclines outward, and immedi
ately over a perpendicular drop of 5 or
6 feet, and considerable ingenuity and
agility is required both in descending
and ascending to avoid getting stuck
in the jagged opening. But one is
well repaid for his efforts and risk, for
the room below is a veritable palace,
although not more than 8 to 12 feet.
The floor is of solid ice and the walls
are wainscoted with sheets of pure ice
that sparkle in tho candle light like
diamonds and crystals. It was tho
first opportunity I had ever enjoyed
of sitting down on a real live iceberg
to cool off, and having spent fifteen
summers in Southern Arizona, where
icebergs are rare, I gladly embraced
There are passages leading on and
down from this chamber lined with
solid ice, but no one knows 'how far
they go or what they lead to, for they
are n6t large enough even to crawl
One of our adventurous young men
esiayed to explore the bidden depths
below, but had to be pulled back by
the heels, ns he could neither advance
The cause of this strange phenome
non I am unable to give. Some have
supposed that snow drifts in during
the winter, and, freezing into ice, re
mains all summer. But tho couflura
lion of the passages and chambers is
such that it would be impossible fur
snow to penetrate for more than a few
feet, unless it should be melted. If
melted at the surface, why should1 the
water freeze agiin in the lower levelsP
UiiiiKe all oilier well-regulated op
enings in the earth's crust, the cold
increases as greater depth is reached,
and ico Is apparently forming continu
ally in the lower chambers.
Above the warm summer sun smiles
down through the palmiest of atmos
pheres and the mercury marks 85 de
grees in tho shade. This is tropic tl
Arizona. One hundred feet below is
the peipetual ice of the Arctic regions.
That is the other extieme.
Umloutedly thisRuhierianean fissure
was made by the seismic, disturbance
th it cracked the earth's crusts in that
region ami foimed the grand canyons
of tho two Colnrados eighty miles dis
tant, Canyon Di.iblo ami Cosnino Can
yon, which all show the same general
The ice caves aro but a few miles
distant and I am Inclined to the npiu
ion that they aro but a continuation of
Cosnino Can on, and that their sub
terane.m passages iiud an outlet in it3
Taken all in all, these Ice caves of
Arizona aie the most wonderful natur
al phenomenon that I have ever seen.
Ilenult for Delegate.
The Phoenix- Republican gives the
Collowing as the complete election re
turns from the vaiious couuties on
delegate to congiess:
Apache Doi an, 230; Smith, 227;
Cochise Doran, 262; Smith, 621;
Coconino Doran, 415; Smith, 358;
Gila Doran, HO; Smith, 302;
Graham Doran, 264; Smith, 7D1;
Mmicopa Dorau, 1,063; Smith,
1,414; O'Neill, 730.
Mohave Dorau, 43;
Navajo Dorau. 246;
Pima Doran, 413;
Pinal Doran, 148;
Yavapai Doran, 767;
Yuma Doi an, 99;
Tho total vote is as follows: Smith,
6,035; Doran, 4.090; O'Neill. 3,895.
Total votes cast, 14,050.
Smith's plurality over Doran was
Dorau obtained majoiities over
O'Neill in seven counties and O'Neill
over Doran in five counties.
Doran's total majority over O'Neill
in the territory is 195.
Smith has a plurality over all in six
counties, and Doran and O'neill car
ried '.hreo each.
The vote two j ears ago was as fol
lows: Murphy, 5,643; Herndon, 4,773;
There was a great scare on the Mex
ican side Sunday night occasioned by
the news that a letter was placed upon
the desk of President Ramirez and
signed by Valencia and Guitmes, both
leaders of the last Yaqui raid on No
gales, Sonora. The letter was full of
threats against tho officials and people
on tho other sido of the line and very
bitter toward Consul Mascarenas', who
was largely instrumental in subduing
the Yaquis. Arms were hurriedly col
lected and should the Yaquis again ap
pear their reception will be a warm
one indeed, as tho indignant citizens
aro prepared to wipo them off the face
of tho earth Border Vidette.
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Rural Mnll Service.
Inspector Frederick of the Postofllco
Department is in Tempo arranging for
the Rural Delivery system recently
provided for by Congiess and 'pre
viously mentioned in these columns,
Tonipc having been decided upon as
the delivery point for the district,
which will extend one mile west, sir
miles south and si miles east, exclu
sive of corporate limits. Mail will be
delivered daily to each lesidence re
ported or mapped in the district, the
caiiier at tho samo time collecting
matter to be "mailed, thus obviating
tho necessity of the patron going to
tho post office daily. The cariicrs
will be required to furnish a Domlof
$500 for tho faithful discharge of their
duties, ami all applicants for these
places must be in this evening as the
inspector wishes to close the matter.
up. The mail will bo delivered either
on horseback or in a cart and the ear
lier provided with a horn to announce
Ills arrival. Talrons of tho system
aro icquestcd to put up mail boxes to
secuio safety and facilitate the work
of the carriers. Tho system is experi
mented to Juno 30, 1897, when if it
proves a success it will bo extended as
rapidly as the depaitmcnt is able to
do so. Herald.
Just What .Miners Want.
All who aro. or expect to be, inter
ested in mines will be glad to know
that Henry N. Copp, the Washington
(D. C.) land lawyer, has revised
Copp's Prospector's Manual. The
mineralogical part of the work has
been almost entirely rewritten by a
Colorado mining engineer, who has
had years of experience as a prospec
tor, assayer and superintendent of
mines and United States surveyor.
The book is a popular treatise on as
saying and mineralogy, and will be
found useful to all who wish to dis
cover mines. The first part of the
work gives theTUnited States mining
laws and regulations, how to locate
and survey a aiming claim, various
forms and much valuable information.
The price is 60 cents at tho principal
book stores, or of tho author.
The papers are ou filo in the survey
or general's office in application for
Buckey O'Neil, ct. al. for patent for a
group of 11 onyx claims near Prescott.
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