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TlIK COCONINO Sl'N.
A peculiar feature aljoiit this caw is
tlutt whereas most of thu stalactite Is
formed by wlilto limestone, thete is
none of that substance now forming the
The following were the committee
selected to arrange details in their
restiectivo counties relative to the
rock, the upper strata lieing combed selection of accredited delegates to the
of the red limestone, and it will lie a minIn convention to Ihj held at l'hu
r.ucstion for geologists to determine I)lX March -4:
what erioil of time has elapsed since Apache John T. Lessuer, John
this stalactite, whiter than alabaster, Bibbv, G. Becker,
was formed. Moreover, everything in Coconino Ilalph H. Cameron, Max
the cave at the present time id as drj Salman, Gwynn Dennis.
as tinder, and it would seem as if cen- Coelilso-Ben Williams, John Broek
turies had elapsed since an.v water per- Inalll George H. Fitts.
eolated through. A bathioom there is Graham E. C. Mills, James Colqu
of enormous dimensions, but no trace of )0un, llenrv Firth,
water, nor is there anv evidence of ani- Oila J. B. Henry, John Kasser, Al
mill life lctvond the nests made by some Seiber.
rats. Mohave O. D. M. Gaddis. T. L.
Alxmt three-iuarters of a mile below Avres, John Berry.
this cave two other caves have latelv
Maricopa Dr. J. M. Ford. Captain
1. 1'. Parker. T. K. Farish.
Pima James Finley. A. H. Samson.
been discovered. One of them, so far
as it has lieon explored, reveals little
more than the ordinary sLtlaetite and George W. Cheney,
stalagmite formations, bul the other. Pinal V. P. Dunham, C. D. Hepp.v.
which has been called thtfVrvstal Foi- (, G. Powell.
est cave, slipasses an.vtlfi'ng Known in Navajo Jesse M. Smith. James Fris-
thls section, or posslblvPiu the world, i,y, F. M. Zuck.
for magnillccnce of,displa and the Yavapai J. L. Giroux. W. A. Kowe.
variety of wonderfuWTeations, that has j, j, Bland y.
lieen found during the centuries. Yuma George U. Holcomb, Harry
The ca varies from altotit ten feet ( Urpenter, O. D. Bloomer.
high at the entrance, to where jou can
not ti the top. Mis width is from ill) to
70 feet, but it Tength has not jet been
determined on.jtod it is simply a mat
ter of conjecture as to where it leads.
In the ear ISTOthc ostottiee receipts
were 'M!,772,,1 '"! expenditures til,
!i;K,S7, a delieit of ?4,22(i,til(i. The
receipts of the department in the last
AUmt 100 feet from' the entrance the Useal j ear were ?82,titl.,,4(K! and ex.iend-
visitor is confronted with a regular foi- Uures !l.-t.!14.(MH, a dellclt of $11,140.-
est of trees from eight to ten feet in ;(Mi, the largest in the history of the
height, tlm branches and leaves Iielng country. The jsistal expenditures per
almost as ierfoct as in u natural forest, capita were IKI cents in 187!), 711 cents in
And yet tiicso are all formed of stal- m), 1.0" in 18!!0, and $1,110 in 1807.
agmite of dazlliig whiteness Now, compare this story of an ever
The vo also abounds in grotesque increasing deficit with the fact that the
formsilt-ndant from the rK)f and sides, annual postal profit in Great Britain is
and anvono visiting the Grand Can on over 18.(KX.()00! There is something
of the Colorado will miss one of the wrong in the iostal oeratlons of the
prinelpu attractions If thej omit to see United States, and it is by no means of
them. small dimensions.