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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, MAY 20, I8i7.
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J.VN, raEEMAN, President,
A NEW GOLD FIELD.
The District South of Flagstaff
Mature Never Intended that Appear
ances Should lie Infallible
Gold Found in Most Un
You cannot tell what is la 'the
ground nor what the air contains until
you havo examined, tested, detei mined
by investigation, what the elements
are, their relationship and the effect
they piodurcd, with the probable re
sult of alteration iii the position of
such elemental associates. In the
Moring awny of her precious metals,
as in all oilier undertakings, nature
i uteiidtd that appvaraniev should not
be infallible. She was not so much
c oiitcintd as to the dirpluy made in
construction of these store houses as
that tluty shoild bu adapted to bo
utilized by her chosen children, man
This reminder that "looks" Is not n
ciiterion to bo relied upon, but that
usefulness is the standard only to bu
measured through research mid thor
ough knowledge, is prompted by the
opinions and the criticisms one con
tinually hears affecting what is known
as the mineral belt south-east of town.
It is generally conceded that the num
erous veins and ledges of this scetlon
return a little free gold for neatly
every test, and ye t nothing in the na
ture of pity ore ctn be found, and
yet mauy havo aisumed pwrhaps be
cause a favorite prospector in tvjiose
skill tbuir faith vrax unbounded 1ms
failed to uncover a bonanza that
"the's nothing thar " Suppose we
brighten up demonstrated facts a Jit tie
and see whether these opinions are
really worth the noise they create.
"Gold is where you find it," is a
very common expression, a theory
descended to us as an heirloom to
mankind from that wise old man,
King Solomon Now, of course tak
ing tbo import intended to bo con
veyed by the philosopher, that gold
was as likely to be found in one placo
as another, no one will question Solo
mon's remarkablo ezpertness m many
things, as an instance winning the
bomago of queens and other rulers,
but when it comes to knowing what
were the processes of nature in the
distribution and accumulation of pre
cious metals he was several laps be
hind modern eiperts. That gold is
where you find it is an opinion derived
wholly from ignorance and traditional
prejudice, and the candid conclusion
of study in every instance refutcs the
1 would like to learn' of some geo
logical student wko proposes that gold
was ever discovered disassociated with
quarts, for, do matter whether it oc
curs in veins or deposits in sandstone,
limestone, porphyry or granite, its
fatherly quarts associate will not be
found out of reach, and the, only other
way in which it is found its wide
surface distribution is where it has
left its native home in obedience to
the moving power of water and ice
It is generally admitted that in the,
territory whicE is the subject of this
article quartz veins are frequent, well
defined and regular, a favorable fea
. io to start with, and there is a little
, 1 in all of them surely a propi
, .us condition. But our captious
critic is not satisfied. He is afflicted
with a disposition controlled by im
pulse; he cannot sympathize with na
ture's patience; unfortunately too
often he is influential and thus his at
titude, chills interest and enterprise.
Ills) motfo is, uvcfythlng must come
"Now or Never." ,
My dear Mi. Critic! Lot us iccall a
few examples of past experience and
prove bow unauthorized your position
U. For hour many )eais did Hub
Woiuack cling to the section whem
entei prising Ci ipple Ci cek now stands,
preaching Its liches, undismayed by
rebuffs, vainly importuning the Indif
ferent cattlemen of the neighborhood
and the incredulous prospector, whose
hoises and buiros cuffed over the ilcb
eins heedlessly. And jet, when hope
was almost extinguished, the tide
changed and stailled the whole
country with its wave of unexampled
ptosperity. For fifteen years John
McKinzie prospected and delved In tlio
hills where Cieede now it, never suc
cessful but always confident that it
was the homo of a gieat bonanza, and
at last bad to do honor to a sti anger
who came in and disclosed the treas
ures of the Aluetjnat, It was a long
and tedious wail to IIhmi men who
found the Meicur ininp." in. Utah, and
they had to face a steady storm of I Mi
mic and derision, but at I .if I, whon it
was learned wheie the Values wire
and how to save them, Murcur became
one of f ho most splendid bf dividend
patois. And so with neirly every
wislein mining ciinp; there am pages
of its hisloiy giving the detail of sim
ilar incidents. Study and knowledge
ete the only forces to which nature
yielded lespect and piollc.
Now to consider the situation us ap
plying to" Flagstaff's niiueial belt.
Almost every inincial produiing sec
tion posseitcs peculiar difficulties that
have to bo undei stood before they can
be subdued. When the metals are
most abundant, what conditions of the
eins ale most suitable to carry good
oio, whether the mineral bodies are
in broken chimneys, in inegular or
clearly defined chutes, or lu (ills or
overflows, bow far apart, how exten
sive, whether best on this surface or as
depth is gained, are pi6bVnsttnt
ctnnot be solved Ly sumption and
Have these veins been prospected
to anj depth? Havo any of them been
systematically uncovered and the val
ues thoroughly proven? Has the var
ying conditions of the ledges been
determined? In prosecuting his work
has the prospector been guided by
this fact, that as a rule the lichest
values are combined with the softer
parts of a vein? Is it remembered
that a dozen veins may show only a
ti ace of values and yet a blind ledge
In their midst contain abundant riches?
These are only a few of the difficulties
that may prevail; some of them are
suro to distinguish every camp. A
little mistake, just one link lost in the
chain of knowledge, may be a bar to
success for many weary years.
It is pertinent at this time to in
quire whether the prospecting of local
mineral belts has been anything but
superficial thus far? Has it not been
a result as a rule of the unnttered
hope to find something "big" at a
sm all outlay of expense and labor? A
spirit that is essential in every good
prospector but which seldom succeeds
in .uacoverlng great treasure. ' Can
deep, shafts, long tunnels, extensive,
openents be pointed to as endorse
ments of traducing opinion? Assured
ly not, and it must be concluded that
inch opinions are credible only by the
support of present conditions. In a
section eruptive in. its origin and that
is traversed by veins it is never safe
for any man to risk bis reputation by
condemning the mineral possibilities,
for thOjfuture is dangerously liable to
confound the profit by disproving his
theory. Many a learned man has
deeply regretted his hasty disapproval
of camps that subsequently amply re
venged themselves by proving his opin
ion not worth the paper and ink wast
ed in its 'production.
In conclusion, summarizing all the
circumstanrcs of past efforts and pio-
paly estimating tho conditions of the
present, j dying 'bn the fact that in
tho minci al bolt tbo ledges itto tbeio
and the gold is there, nioio of lesj in
nil of the veins, It is jusMlinbl6 tq con
clude that tho tenitory southeast of
Flagstaff, as-far at least u Mormon
mountain! is a most inviting field for
lint intelligent, the pmsisluul and the
indoinilablo prospector, not by any
menus assuming that piospcctois in
tho past have ben ignmant but that
they have been unsuccessful. The fu
ture may toward the same labor that
the past has disdained, only not for
getting thtl the labor of the past is in
itself an educator. With conditions
as they are' the experienced man has a
light to hope for discoveries that will
place at Flagstaff's very door a splen
did gold producing district thai will
be a permanent and substantial con
tiibutor to the prosperity and indus
trial welfare of the city. W. E. M.
Ahvote, a Piute, Kills Minors at Bl
' Dorado Canyon.
A telegraphic dispatch received at
Needles. Oil., lute last Thursday
eveuing conyejed the information that
Climles Motiagh in, brother of Fiank
Monughan of Needles, Leo Fianzeu
and Hon Jones, teamsters of the South
west Mining Compiny, and Chiisto
pher NeNon, a prospector, weie killed
th it afternoon by a Piute Indian
A further account gives the follow
ing tnfoi ination: Leo Fiauzen and
lien Jones, teanihter for the South
western Mining Company, left the
mine Thursday afternoon fot the mill,
but did not anitdon lime. Manager
Charles Grace)', supposing them to
hayc broken down, did not suspect
anything out of the way until an In
dian came to the office about 6 p. in.
aud reported that Ahvote bad takon a
gun and might kill the teamsters.
Mr. Gnecy at onco sent a man ou
boiHcback About six miles up the
canyot. thq, man fpund the teams
standing quietly while the bodies of
the teamsters lay on the grottud near
their wngons. He returned and
named thu people at tho mill. A. II.
Gracey. foreman of the mill, drote
with ten men to the scene of tho
shooting and brought the bodies to the
mill. Franzen bad several bullet holes
iu his body, aud Jones one just below
tho heart. A party went up to Nelson's
cabin and found him dead in bis bed.
A Chinaman just arrived reports that
Chat ley Monaghan, who lives along
tho banks of the river, was shot dead
In bed. It is feared that the Indian
has several more victims who live
along the routo he probably took after
killing the teamsters. A posso from
the White Hills is in pursuit.
rUKSUED AMD KILLED.
Nekdlxs. May 15. The murderer
Ahvote was pursued by the Piute In
dian Sara, overtaken forty miles, from
Eldorado canyon at Cottonwood Island,
in the Colorado river, Nevada side,
and there killed. He was shot through
the body tw ice.
The body of Charles Monaghan was
brought down to Needles last night,
and will be buried Sanday. Local
feeling is very strong here. The Mo-
jave and Chemehuova Indians mus
tered in this town in great numbers
this morning, all eager to aid in cap
turing the murderer.
A message was received by Dan
Murphy from Sheriff Potts of Mojavo
county intimating that the Supervisors
had offered $250 for the capture of the
murderer, but Mr. Murphy replied as
"Needles, May 14. Supervisors
very kind, but think rather tardy in
their liberality, as Ahvote's bones arc
now bleaching on the hills of Nevada,
he having been killed by a Kind heart
ed Piute. Had Supervisors offeted a
reward for Mouse, I fed satisfied thcte
tragedies would not have occured."
Public feeling is sttong hero regatd
ing the apathy of the Mohave county
authotitics in not taking prompt ac
tion in seeming the punisluneut of
Mouse, who Is ihe mutdcrer of Steins
aud l).iyis of Sau Diego, who wcte
I inuidoicd in Fcbtuary on tho: Colorado
rivet", just tyonty miles above tho spot
wheio tho tragedy which has just oc
curred was perpetrated. Mouse is
still at large, and his whereabouts are'
Tbe victims of Ahvote are known to
bo four, but aro thought to number
seven. In addition to the four named'
in last night's dispatch, Judge, Mortoa, ,
John Powers and Mike Connolly are
supposed also to have Leen murdered-
Later -Besides killing the two
teamsters, the prospector and Charles
Monaghan, tbe dead bodies of Judge
J. M, Morton, au assayer and mill
man known all over the coast, foha
Powers and one Conelly, well-to-do
mine owners, and three other men,
names unknown, wero found by th
searching party, making a total of tea
murders committed in one day by tbe
The Powers' Protecting; Hand.
A late dispatch from Paris states
that it is believed there is no doubt
that Gernnny is uiging meditation
upon Ihe Snlun of Turkey. The pow
ers," it is serai-ofHclally intimated, do
not intend to pi ess Greece to surren
der her fleet as ptyment of a war in
demnity which Turkey will presently
demand. Greeco will be allowed full
libuty. The powers ate trying to make
ariangements to enable Greece to meet
the demands of Tut key without in
jury of previous creditors of Greece.
Fighting between tho Greek and.
Turkish foioes will continue unt 11 tbo
terms of peace ate agreed on. The
Sultan shows a disposition to bog the
thing, but the powers havo entered '
strong objections. It is more than
probable that peace will be declared
after arranging that Greece withdraws
fioui Crete. No Indemnity will be rJlimk' Usfcfe
paid Turkey ami Greece will not sur-
render her fleet.
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Nashville, Tenn., May 14. After
much difficulty in getting off this af
ternoon, at 7 o'clock Prof. Barnard at- , ..
tempted another voyage with his air
ship. It sailed aloft rapidly, and as
Prof. Barnard vigorously worked the
bicycles pedals of bis steering and-,
propelling attachment the airship
turned around several times, but was
drifting with tbe wind. It passed'
over tho centennial grounds, floated
lapidly over the city at a high altitude
in a northeasterly direction, and passed
out of sight in the gathering tw Might.
About 7:45 o'clock tho machine lauded
near Madison, about 12 miles cast of
this eity. Prof. Barnard says of his
"I find I can manipulate the machine
right or left, even iu a light wind.
This is certain. I cannot go directly
against a wind of eight miles an hour
with muscular power, as at present
arranged, but by cutting across
obliquely I can make progress in the
Further trips will be made as soon r
as changes, in the apparatus are. made.. - .
Aerial navigation seo ms to have beer
solved at last.
(V. L. Howard who has been con-
fined in the county jail for some time
past, awaiting a hearing as to bis san
ity, took the flyer to-day (Friday) for
Flagstaff. The officials, after consult
ing Mrs. Howard, concluded to grant
his reqnest to this extent. Ho has been. "
at Flagstaff before, is acquainted there
and it is believed that in the changed
surroundings he will soon be free from
tbo troubles which nave affected him
of late, Albuquerque Citizen.
Illegal Tobacco Company.
Chicago, May 15. Judge Gibbons
rendered a decision to-day dcclaiing
the American Tobacco Company an
illegal corporation aud pi ohibiting its
agents fiom cairying on business in .
this state. The decision sustains tbo jt,
hifoim.ition ltlcd last December by '
Attorney General Moloney, asking
that the American Tobicco Comp iiiyx t
be enjoined front soiling paper cigar-1
pttcs on its promises, and that it vas "
an illegal trust monopoly aud a con-
Jspiracy Iu the business ia question. ' s '
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