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COCHISE REVIEW
VOLUME V.
BISBEE, ABIZONA, SATURDAY EVENING. MARCH 2. 1901.
NUMBER 8
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The Ajo.
Clarence Barnhart returned yester
day from the Ajo district. Mr. Barn
hart made the round trip of 183 miles
on his bicycle, following the railroad
down to Gila Bend and then taking the
stage road out to Colonel Bean's mine,
whore ho spent Bevoral days. Tho col
onel had recently returned from New
York, where he made arrangemouts
for the shipment of a smelting and con
centrating plant, which will be put up
at the Ajo mine. Tho rains have been
sgbundaut in that section, which is
bringing up a luxuriant growth of grass
and .weeds.
Mr. Barnhart says that a new two
story brick and concrete business build
ing is being put up by Mr. Schenck at
Gila Bend. The upper story is for a
lodging house and the lower for a busi
ness establishment.
All the material is now on hand for
the boring of an artesian well at Gila
Bend by the S. P. railroad. Otis Hale
has the contract for the well work.
Star.
TOR MINERS..'
More Beneficial Laws Have Been
Recommended by a Colorado Leg.
islatlve Committee.
Denver, Colo., Feb. 20. The commit
tee of the legislature appointed to in
vestigate the coal miners' strike, has
made its report, which declares that
there is much justice in the complaints
of the miners. The committee finds
that the mining companies can afford
to pay higher wages and that it is not
fair for them to deny their employes
the same right to organize which they
themselves exercised.
- The legislation recommended is first
an eight-hour constitutional amend
ment; another screen law; more strin
gent requirements in regard to ventil
ation; better regulations for the weigh
ing of coal; a pay day every two weeks;
an anti-trust law: an anti-pooling law;
an effective anti-script law; the better
enforcement of the state laws by the
state coal mine inspector.
The Copeta Mine.
. Mr. William Melczer, one of the
owners of the Copeta mine, loft last
night for Nogales, where he will open
the general office of the Melozer Min
ing company, which is the company
operating the famous Copeta mine. Mr.
Melczor said yesterday that the 200-ton
smelter will be in operation in a week
or ten days, the estimated output being
from twenty to twenty-two tons of cop
per daily. The Copeta mine has passed
the experimental stage and some gocd
reports may be looked for soon. Gaz.
J. S. Parmerlee, tho electrician for
Copper Queen company, is the owner
of the three-quarter interest in a
v group of sixteen gold claims in the
Huachuca mountains about thirty miles
distant from Bisbee. These claims
were located years ago by J. V. Stump,
who still retains a one-quarter interest.
Tho deepest shaft is down one hundred
feet and altogether about 2,000 foet of
development work has been done. Mr.
Parmerlbo has ordered a Lane slow
speed roller mill which he expects to
have in place on his mill site by March
15th. The mill is on tho order of an
Arastra and has a capacity of twelve
tons each twenty-four hours.
Charles P. Potter, investment broker
at 425 First avenue north, Minneapolis,
Minn., sends us his check for $3 this
week in payment for a year's subscrip
tion to tho Review. Mr. Potter is in
terested Jn tho Coppor Crown of Ari
zona, a very promising property located
in tho Dragoons, and also in Colorado.
In conclusion Mr. Pottor says: "In our
Coppor Crown of Arizona, in the Dra
goons, wo have recently contracted for
100 feet more sinking in No. 1 shaft,
also installed a hoist, and hope inside
of threo years to open up some good
ore bodies there. Cochise county
should climb on oro in tho next ten
years."
Jeff Davis has been appointed city
marshal of Jerome.
The old Fitzgerald smelter was de
stroyed in El Paso Sunday.
A good body of ore has been opened
up in the Harrisburg claim in Black
Rock district.
Merton J. Babcock, an old Arizona
pioneer, ditd at Tucson on Saturday
last.
The Troy Copper company, located
near Troy, in Gila county, expect
to begin active operations in the near
future.
Mm. F. B. "VI ightman, of La Cana
nea, was visiting her sisters, Mrs. E. J.
Trippell and Mrs. L. O. Cowan in Tuc
son last week.
Steve Roemer's reform school bill
still has its head above high water
mark and is ready for recognition and
action.
Mohave county mine operators are
very generally substituting crude pe
troleum for coal. The coal miners'
strike precipitated this change. Pres
cott Courier.
Superintendent Parnall of the Old
Dominion company at Globe, is the
proud father of a ten pound girl, born
at Globe last week.
The Globe Times says: The Conti
nental is shut down and the United
Globe mines are shut up, but a few
weeks will tell a big story and one
which we will all like to read.
Captain Jack Crawford is interested
in copper properties in Socorro county,
New Mexico, and his tours are made to
replenish the fund necessary to keep up
development work and pay off back ac
counts. Every mining man can appre
ciate this.
At Washington camp Mr. Emerson
Gee, superintendent of the Pride of the
West mine, is experimenting with an
electric drill which is said to work very
satisfactorily. With one man it accom
plishes about the same amount of work
which ten men would do with hand
drills.
Messrs. Sampson and Bent, the min
ing men, are confident that the coming
year will be one of exceptional import
ance to Tucson. A large number of
mining sales are to be made, and min
ing investors are inquiring every day
for gold and copper mines.
There are 200 men at work on the
Chloride mines, and as soon as fuel is
received the number will be materially
added to. The mines are looking bet
ter than at any time since active min
ing assumed shape in the big lead camp,
and the new work is developing bigger
and better bodies of ore. Kingman
Miner.
.Manager Truman of the Ray is in
Tucson with the company's books and
expense accounts, and a rumor to the
effect that the property is to be re
financed by a New York syndicate is
current at Kelvin. But we are unable
to trace the report to an authentic
source. Arizona Blade.
Thursday Mr. Thomas Bontley of
Minas Prietas closed a deal with east
ern parties for the sale of the Dewey
and Esmeralda de Dewey mines near
Willard station, on tho line of the So
nora railway, between Hermosillo and
Torres. The purchase price for tho
two properties is $100,000 gold. Tho
deal was negotiated by Mr. J. H. Mil
ler of La Coiorada, who is now in the
east. It is reported that the now pur
chasers will shortly begin active oper
ations upon an extensive scale. Oasis.
A call has been issued by prominent
mining men of tho county for the 20th
inst., to arrange a miners' protective
association. It is proposal to confine
the membership to mine owners, min
ing superintendents and managers, or
such persons as devote their time prin
cipally to the mining industry. The
question of securing un exhibit for tho
Pan-American exposition will bo de
cided. Also the legislation now pend
ing before tho legislature affecting tho
mining industry will bo considered
Prescott Prospect.
P. H. Pernot, a mining man of In
dianapolis, Indiana, who promoted tho
Indlana-Sonora Coppor company, is at
the San Xavier. Tho mines of tho com
pany are in tho Cananoa district, So
nora, adjoining the celebrated Greeno
Consolidated coppor mines, and aro
said to bo equally as promising as tho
famous Cobre Grande. Mayor Taggort,
of Indianapolis, and editor Morris, of
the Indianapolis Sentinel, are inter
ested in the company. They aro now
at tho mines. Mr. Pornot will join
them in a fow days. The Star is
pleased to learn that these gentlemen
have gotten hold of such promising
ooppor properties, as it means much
for the copper interests of that sectipn,
as well as largo results to a company of
first class gentlemen. Star.
THE LEGISLATURE.
The Dedication of the New Cap
itol a Grand Affair.
Colquhoun and Miles County Laid
Away on the Shelf Not So
Clark County Socie-
ty News.
Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 25. Arizona's
cow-county legislators have been doing
a good deal lately in tho line of society,
and more is to come. Friday night the
members were honored guests at a
very pleasant musicale and dance
given by the local lodge of Elks. The
hospitality was on such a liberal scale
that the two houses have since passed
resolutions of appreciation. Today all
hands and the cook are engaged in ded
icating the new capitol aud this even
ing the new structure will be "damp
ened" in the most apppopriate style.
There will be a punch bowl in tho
governor's office, another in the office
of the secretary, a third under Charley
Shannon's especial protection in the
council chamber and still another with
ample official backing in the assembly
hall. If that will not lay far over the
best cocktail route ever traveled, I
miss a guess. A notable feature of the
evening,s programme will be the ren
dition of Arizona's first ode, composed
by Mrs. Elise R. Averill, of the Nor
mal school at Tempe, with music by
Mrs. Frank Cox, of Phoenix, sister of
the author. Mrs. Cox will sing the ode
tonight. It is a stirring poem, dis
tinctively Arizonan in every line, and
the solons who have read it were in
clined toward making it the official
ode of the territory. I will send you a
copy.
This afternoon are proceeding the
formal dedicatory exercises, held in
the open space before the east front of
the capitol. Themain-oration is by
Chief Justice Street, the governor pre
sided and the president of the council,
secretary and speaker of the house
spoke. Then come short addresses by
men representative of the thirteen
counties of the territory. S. A. D.
Upton spoke for Cochise county.
Of course there was a parade. In it
were especially to be noted the univer
sity cadets, who are here with a hun
dred or more citizens of the Undoubt
edly Ancient and Presumably Honor
able Pueblo. It was the first appear
ance of the University lads on parade
in the capitol city. They made a sol
dierly appearance, comparing well with
the territory's crack organization, the
Normal cadets, who were also in line.
'There may be a competitive drill be
tween the two companies before the
Tucson boys go home. But the most
gorgeous of displays was that of the
governor's official staff, for the first
time since tho organization of the ter
ritory mounted and collected in a pa
rade. It is to be admitted that some of
them appeared to fear the horses they
best rode more than they would fear
powder and shell in real warfare.
It is possible you may have heard ere
this that the friends of "Colquhoun
county" have gone in out of the rain.
They wt re fully wise so do that. On
tho testimony of Williams, Wiley
Jones and Col. M. J. Egan of Clifton,
tho county division scheme is off for
this year aud they will not oven intro
duce a bill to split old Graham in
twain. Not but what they want the
new county and insist on tho advisabil-
ty of the plan. But something in tho
Legislature inclines them to the belief
that their work would bo for naught.
They sny they aro coming to the next
Legiblature, and that by that ttmo they
will have succeeded in demonstrating
to the valloy dwellers that segregation
would be for tho benofit of the taxpay
ers all around. So that ghost is laid.
Riggs, of Wilcox, was up for a while,
feeling tho county division pulse, for n
revival of "Miles .county," but soon
went homo, without action. For sev
eral days has been expected tho intro
duction of tho bill creating Clark coun
ty, but it is not on tho calondar yet.
Possibly Allen is waiting till the ar
rival of Senator Clark, for tho senator
Is to be here vry soon. How dramat
ic and complimentary It would bo to
run the bill through three readings in
each house and then prcsont it as a gift
to the senator at an impromptu recep
tion. ' I toll no particular secret in
Phoenix when I say that this is one of
the bills Governor Murphy is expected
to veto. But the governor has a habit
of doing his own thinking and no man
knotteth in advance what is to come
out of the door of the executive
rooms.
But, to resume concerning the giddy
social whirl of the spike-tailed coated
lawmakers: Tomorrow night the law
givers, the law interpreters and the
law enforcers will be the guests of tho
city of Phoenix at a combined recep
tion, ball and banquet, that is to be the
most important social feature of the
busy winter of society in Phoenix. It
is probable tho banquet hall will not be
deserted till about 3 o'clock in the
morning, so the two houses at 10 a. m.
of the same day will be a study of in
terest. It is probable there will be
found enough members to move "a call
of tho house" thus to mainly rouse the
still sleeping delinquents. Then the
very next evening comes a reception at
the Adams, whereat "the representa
tives of the people will be expected to
bow before the esteemed spouse of the
governor. The last day of the month
will bo marked by a grand concert to
bo given by the Orpheus club and the
other nights of the week may be filled
in by attendance on a couple of balls.
So you see the Legislature will be busy
this week.
Roemer's bill for the erection and
maintenance of a reform school at Ben
son has passed the house, despite the
vociferous objection of the member
from Mohave. The bill has gone
through on Roemer's good personal
work. Most of the members were in
clined to remember the end of the re
form school at Flagstaff and to face
tiously ask whether still another Nor
mal school be needed in the territory.
But Roemer is a worker of industry
and now has his pet measure up to the
council.
TEN THOUSAND TONS.
Phelps-Dodge and Co. Order Steel
Rails to be Delivered at El
Paso, Texas. s
The Phelps-Dodge company is fast
completing its arrangements to build
the Bisbee road into El Paso and the
announcement comes from the east that
the El Paso portion of the road will be
built from this city west instead of
coming in here from the west as was
at first supposed.
The company has already placed an
order for 10,000 tons of steel at an east
ern mill, for delivery at El Paso.
The presumption is that as the steel
is to be delivered in El Paso the road
will be built from hero west. At any
rate this settles the question as to
whero the eastern terminus of the road
will be and fulfills the predictions of
the Herald made long ago that El Paso
would be the terminus and headquar
ters of the road.
Tho company now has five large
smelters and prospects for more in So
nora. There are many fine mines along
the route of the road which will have
to get a market somewhere for their
firoducts. Understanding this, it is be
ieved by thoso who are best acquaint
ed with the conditions that tho Phelps
Dodge company is becoming more than
merely a mining company, and will en
gage in the railroad business for profit
and develope the great mining country
in northwest Mexico.
When the present projected roads
aro completed the company will have
several hundred miles of road in opera
tion. To handle only its own products
would be nearly impossible as the road
will be forced to handle tho products
of all mines in the countrj tributary to
It. As purely a railroad proposition
this line is considered one of the best
in the country. It will traverse the
richest mining country on tho conti
nent and will bo the anly road in north
Mexico crossing the Sierra Madre,
which means tho .development of a
country heretofore practically un
touched. The recent order for steel was
placed at an eastern mill and will be
ready for shipmont within a few
weoks. In tho first order is material
sufficient to bhild 70 or 80 miles and it
is said that orders for tho other mater
ial needed have been placed with west
ern firms, also to bo delivered in El
Paso. El Pa30 Herald.
Billy Stiles, who was in Tucson last
week en route to Casa Grande, said
that ho would do some prospecting and
wanted to forget events of the past
oightocn months, In which ho has been
tho leading actor. The experiences of
that poriod, said Stiles, were enough to
turn a man's hair gray.
The bar of tho post canteen at Fort
Grant, was closed by prders from tho
War Department on Saturday evening
and the thirsty soldiers are now com
pelled to go to Bonita. The store part
of tho canteen will continue to do busi
ness as heretofore.
NO BILLION TAX LAW
It Came to Its Finish In the As
sembly on Friday.
The Obnoxious Measure Finally De
feated by the Decisive Vote of
Eighteen to Six.
On Friday last the Bullion tax law
was finally disposed of in the Assembly
at Phenix and mining companies and
those interested in mining in Arizona,
are breathing easier. There was a
largo majority against tho bill as indi
cated by the vote, eighteen against and
six in favor.
The bill came up for consideration in
the whole committee. The committee
on mines and mining had reported it
back tho day before with a recommen
dation for its indifinite postponement.
The report of the committee was
adopted and at the requestof its author
Mr. Peterson, the bill was made a
special order -for 10 o'clock, Friday.
Mr. Peterson made a set speech, really
the first of the season, in its behalf.
He had no hope that he could save his
bill, but he could unpleasantly refresh
the memory of his colleagues. As he
arose to begin, Mr Barker, whose op
position to the bill was well known,
arose and offered an amendment which
proposed the taxation of the output of
farms and herds, loaving the farms and
herds themselves unlisted. This was a
fling at the bill which contemplated the
exemption of mining properties, ma
chinery and plants from taxation.
Mr. Peterson feared, he said, that
the bill would encounter opposition
among a certain element of democrats
who were constantly opposed to any
measure initiated by the administra
tion. It was true that the legislation
was urged by the governor in his mes
sage, but earlier than that were the
declarations of the county and territo
rial conventions. The speaker said ho
had consulted the governor regarding
this bill and had received suggestions
for amendments, one of which was the
exemption of such mines as were not
worked at a profit.
Kean St. Charlet, member from Mo
have county, led the opposition. The
bill, he said, would be pie for his coun
ty, for while there was a great deal of
mining machinery there, there was
not a mine, or at least not more than
one, that was producing anything net.
Thus Mr. St. Charles basely slandered
his county, which has for somo time
been posing as the banner mining
county of Arizona. Only a week ago
the same orator was led into a libel' on
the excellent horses of Mohave, whose
very existence he will probably deny
before the end of the session.
Dr. Noon charged that the passage of
the bill would be a prohibition of cap
ital. When the bill came up in the after
noon for the last time on a motion for
indefinite postponement, Mr. Peterson
begged that it might be done to death
decently and in order; that it might be
put on its passage. This was agreed to
and at the samo time the members
were put on record. Tho vote was as
follows:
Ayes: Bernard, Fowler, Ivy, Morgan,
Peterson, the speaker 6.
Nays: Barkley, Barker, Beard, Cor
bett, Campbell, Crouch, Geer, Gibbons,
Gray, Houston. Ijams, Kimball, Noon,
Roemer, St. Charles, Ward, Walsh,
Woods 18.
The Denver Mining Reporter gives
the following good advice: "Push your
mine to patent. What is the use of
practically paying taxes of $100 per
year on it, in the form of the annual
assessment, when, by patenting, the
yearly costs will bo only a few dollars.
As soon as five assessments have been
proporly peformed an affidavit of $500
improvement can bo honestly made,
and then a patent is obtainable. The
order for survey will cost $30; tho sur
vey, 830 to $50; tho land ofilco fees, $10;
the attorney's feps for drawing papers,
from $25 to $100; tho advertising $15 to
$25; allidavits, etc., norhaps $10, and
final entry expense, if a ten-acro lode
claim, $50. Total, $170 to $275. Then
you have a property with a positive
title, and can give a warranty deed for
it if necessary."
The bill has passed the legislature
appropriating $25,000 for the improve
ment of the territorial prison in ac
cordance with tho governor's message.
The bill is now in tho hands of tho gov
ernor for his approval. This means
tht permanent location of the prison
at Yuma.
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