Newspaper Page Text
TOMBSTOKE EPITAPH: TOMBSTONE, AEIZONA, 8ATUEDAT, DECEMBER 17, 1887.
BEPPI & PEOK, Publishers.
Fourth Straet, between Fremont and Allen
Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona.
Subscription, one year $4 00
ENTERED IN THE POST OFFICE AS SECOND-CLASS MATTE.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF COCHISE COUNT?
We had this week an exhaustive article
prepared on the subject of "Tombstone
as a Sanitarium," but on account of the
snow-storm have concluded to postpone
its publication until the thing blows over.
The Globe Silver Belt, under the man
agement of Judge Hackney, occupies a
position in Arizona journalism which few
papers have attained. It is honest, con
sistent, and always reliable. This is re
freshing, in view of the preponderance of
blackmailing sheets which appear to
thrive in the wild west.
Ed. Corriean, the noted Kansas City
horseman, cleaned out the Kaansas City
Times in detail. He first tackled the
teportotial staff, which he got away with,
and when the editorial editor, Dr. Mum
ford, came to the rescue, he was also done
"upin short order. We do those things
differently on the frontier.
It is understood that Mr. G. H.Dailey,
our efficient District Clerk, is negotia
ting for the Prospector, which, if effected,
will be made a democratic organ of the
most unterrified type. Mr. Dailey is a
young man of great promise, and we will
gladly welcome him to the rank3 of a pro
fession which he will ornament. It is
only a matter of short time until he
reaches that goal of wealth and greatness
which other Arizona editors have attained.
A Boston dispitch says an eastern
metal firm has offered to take the entire
production of all the copper mines in
this country, except the Calmuet and
Hecla, for the ensuingear for 15 cents
per pound. The syndicate apparently
intends buying every ton of copper in the
market until the price reaches $80 per
ton. The extraordinary advance in iron
in Glasgow during the last three days,
has, according to private cables, the
effect of rousing the speculative spirit to
such an extraordinary pitch that it is
naturally having a great effect on all sub
sidiary metals over the whol world.
The 50th Congress, which met last
Monday in Washington, has important
business before it. A hundred schemes
will be sprung-to dispose of the surplus
revenue, some by investing it in all sorts
of jobs, others for destroying it. Con
gress should remember that it is much
easier to destroy than to build up. That
' a nation without revenue is like an in
. dividual without an income powerless.
As long as the national debt remains, it
is folly to cut down the revenue; the sur
plus, should be applied to its liquidation.
'The nation is prospering with a good
solid tariff. Let it alone. Give us free
and unlimited coinage for silver, and we
shall prosper perpetually.
A laugh at the expense oi Ex-Commissioner
Sparks is going the rounds
of the Mentma papers. Some time last
year, says M.J. Partello, in the Globe
Democrat, a well-known scout and hun
ter, who was aware of the bulldog style
in which Mr. Sparks hunted down tim
trespassers, sent a report to the Interiot
Department that on a great many of the
principal streams in the Territory he had
found large quantities of green timber
cut down and lying indiscriminately
about, and much of it left to rot where
it fell. He even went so far as to .name
one or two of the streams in his report.
The report said that, as a rule, the trees
were small, less than eight inches in dia
meter, and that in nearly every case the
larger trees were left to rot on the bank,
while the smaller ones were used for
making houses and building dams,
also offered to point out families who
were thus ruthlessly destroying go.ern
ment timber on unsurveyed land. Here
was a chance for Sparks, and the inde
fatigable Commissioner lost no time in
sending a special agent all the way to
Montana, to investigate the matter.
The story goes that the hunter and the
agent met, but before they parted the
latter agreed that the beavers were a
very ojd family in Montana, and had a
claim prior to that of Uncle Sam.
Under the circumstances Gen. Sparks
did not think it wise to institutes damage
suits against this old and respectable
family, and s. the matter dropped.
CHEAP SILVER INJURES SILVER
I ;he report nf the Director of the
Mint, upon the precious metal produc
tion of the United States for 1886, w;
find in the reports that have been sent to
the director for the year, sue' statements
as these. The repnrt by John A. Church
for Arizona, says: "The fall in the price
1 1 silver, which rraclied a lower point
th.in any that has been known for cen
turies, discouraged large investors and
embarrassed the operations of those pro
ducers who were o lit-d to keep a large
force under pay, while its effects fell less
-verely upon individual owners of small
mines. Some of the most important
corporations susp nded for months
together, and continued it for the re
maining time, on a reduced scale. Hun
dreds of mine and mill men were thrown
out of employment."
Mr. Braden's report for Montana, says:
"Owing principally to the rapid decline
in the price of -silver during the latter
half of the year, the production did not
equal what was hoped for."
William Garrard, Superintendent of
the United States Mint at Carson City,
Nevada, in his report, says: "The ex
tremely low commercial value of silver
bullion during the past year has had a
very detrimental effect on mining in
many instances, compelling suspension
of operations in mines bearing low-grad?
ores, and in some instances the owners
ol mines pioducing ore of high grade
preferred not to extract their ore rather
than submit to the enormous discount
imposed upon their product, in the
market." These reports might be con
tinued for other States and Territories of
the Rocky Mountain region, but they are
sufficient to show how the low price of
silver, made by England for her own
benefit, is injuring the mining industry
of the United States. It is certainly time
our mints were thrown open to the free
and unlimited coinage of silver, as it
already is to that of gold; the people of
the United States should not submit, for
another day even, to be thus robbed by
The solving in Yavapai county of the
problem of water storage for irrigation
and mining purposes at Walnut Grove,
has attracted attention not only from
the balance of the Territory, but the
other States and Territories. A corres
pondent of the Denver Republican on
this subject says:
'"The reservoir question is one of the
greatest importance to be considered,
for it concerns not only the farmers and
others interested in agriculture, but it is
of vital importance to the citizens ot
"Annually the demand for water is in
creasing and the supply is becoming
more limited each year on account oi the
timber being cut fur lumber in the
mountains. Formerly the trees being so
dense in the mortmains ihe snow mel.ed
gradually and consequently we had an
abundance of water during the irrigation
season. Now, owing to absence of the
timber, the snow melts so rapidly that
dftf.r June there is a scarcity of water,
whereas heretofore it did not commence
to thaw much before June.
"I contend that not only Denver will
be seriously affected if something is not
done to receive the water, but all the
farms adjacent to the city will be affect
ed. Now I know that there are many
valuable reservoir sites near Platte can
yon, and in fact all through the Platte
country; they should all be utilized before
it is too late.
"I have a plausible plan for storing
and providing more water, which I will
suggest to the exchange, and I hope
others will submit their views.
"It is a question to be seriously con-
sidered. Congress will soon convene;!
then let the Colorado people be prepar-1
ed to call the government's attention to
this important subject early in the sea- I
son. 11 our aiate naa some gooa nve
workers could we not secure a large ap
propriation for the construction of reser
voirs? If so, millions of acres that are
now barren in Colorado could be made
verdant. I earnestly hope that the en
terprising citizens of Colorado will ser
iously consider this subject."
The Supreme Court of Arizona has
rendered a decision upon an irrigation
problem that deeply interests .all portions
of the Territory where artificial irriga
tion is practiced. The suit was brought
by W. A. Dalton and others, of the
Santa Cruz valley, against Rentaria and
others, to restrain the latter from pre
venting the waters of the Santa Cruz
river from flowing through certain
acequias upon the lands of plaintiffs.
The waters had been thus conducted for
a period of time varying from sixteen to
fifty years without opposition 'or inter
ference of defendants. Chief Justice
Wright, in rendering the opinion which
was concurred in by the entire bench,
holds that the long and passive acqui-
I e-cence in the use of the water by plain
tiffs, estops the defendants from asserting
or maintaining any rights against plain
tiffs, and the judgment of the county
court was reversed and cause remanded
to the District Court of the Firs: Judicial
District with instructions to enter judg
ment for plaintiffs making perpetual the
injunction. We will publish the deci
sion in full next week. Florence Enter
prise. DECREASE OF THE BtiEF SUPPLY.
Gov. Colman, commissioner of agri
culture, has pointed out that so rapid
have been the onward strides of our pop
ulation that, whereas in 1861 we had S41
head of cattle to the 1,000 of population
(with scarcely any herds west of the
Missouri, and the cattle holdings of the
Eastern states but half of what they are
now,) we had in 18S5 but 722 head to the
1,1 00 population, though millions ot
cattle have the ranges west of the Mis
souri, wnile to-day f.-om the decimation
of the last two winters upon the ranges
of Texas and the Northwest, the over
stocking of ranges compelling the ruin
ous marketing, and still more ruinous,
the "spaying of stock," the disparity is
far greater. It is evident from these
showings, which cannot be questioned,
that the second important staple in our
food supply, and the principal article of
export, meat is rapidly lessening from
natural causes, viz., the diminished graz
ing area, the increased cost of produc
tion, and the enormously swelling pp
ulative demand. The excess of lands
held by the Indians and those withheld
from the use of the grazer, by the arbi
trary force of the land office, cann t too
soon be made to contribute to the lessen
ing meat supply.
Judge G. G.
Berry went to Tucson on
HOW TO PROMOTE THE SALE OF UN
From the Mining and Scientific Press.
Aided and encouraged by the liberal
policy that has governed the disposal of
our mineral domain, the prospector and
miner have been able to locate and hold
one or more mining claims, even though
possessed of but limited means. But
while the expenditure required to that
end has been small, it is usually as much
as these men can do to keep good their
possessory title to their claims. Hence
the latter in a majority of cases have not
been much developed. They are mere
"prospects," not mines. But they are
the things out of which mines are made
and with the requisite amount of expen
diture many of them will some day be
come profitably productive properties.,
not a few, perhaps, mines of great value.
Presumptively they are all worth some
thing; as much in most instances as the
price asked for them. The prospector
being usually a person of small means,
is not apt to spend much of the same on
a claim wholly devoid of merit; and that
he is, generally speaking, a pretty good
judge of mining "indications" must be
conceded. But while it is true that not
much work Ims been done on the major
part of these mining claims, many there
are that have been pretty well opened up
They exist, in fact, in almost every stage
of.development, from the mere assesment
annually lequired to a condition of
Now it occurs to us that we have here
a class of properties that ought to com
mend themselves to the attention of the
investing public, inasmuch as they are
presumably worth something and can
almost always be bought at reasonable
prices. That the time has come when
capitalists would do well to look.after
lhee incipient mines, we are fully per
suaded. But there arises this trouble:
neither the capitalist nor his agent knows
anything about the locality, price or own
ership of these cheap mines in embryo.
They know, as we all know, that they
exist in great numbers throughout the
mineral districts, but are without any
ex ict or detailed information respecting
them. Just where they are, how to reach
or who to address in regard to them,
they do not know nor can they easily find
As a means of obviating these difficul
ties, and making the work of enlighten
ment on both sides easy, we suggest that
some advertising be done by both these
parties the claim owner by this method
notifying the public that he has this sort
of property for sale, giving all needed
particulars; would-be purchasers making
their wants known in the same manner.
This is the plan men adopt in every
other line.of business forgiving expres-
.sion to their wants and desires, and for
bringing the buyer, and we do not see
why it should, not be more generally
adopted by those interested or dealing
in mining properties,
be mere "propects" or
whether the same
The Antelope valley canal is in full
operation, water having been turned in
to the ditch on Wednesday morning.
This canal will irrigate some 12,000 acres
of splendid land, and in time will be en
larged to cover some 10,000 acres more.
Antetope valley is situated on the South
side of the Gila river, about 35 miles east
of the town of Yuma. The valley ex
tends from Antelope mountain and runs
west fifteen miles to old Mission camp,
the Southern Pacific railroadbeing paral
lel with the valley and distant from one
half to two miles. The canal is taken
out from Chas. Baker's ranch, where the
bed-rock is at the suiface, is carried from
the Gila river through fourteen feet of a
cut, and within three miles the water
reaches the surface. The lands em
braced in Antelope valley are second to
none in the Territory, and without doubt
the Antelope canal will soon establish
its value by giving life to a section that
only lacks water to prove exceedingly
productive. Yuma Sentinel.
FROM THE REVISED STATUTES.
Section 104, Penal Code: Every officer
or person prohibited by laws of this
Territory from making or being interest
ed in contracts, or from becoming a
vender or purchaser at sales, or from
purchasing scrip or other evidence of in
debtedness, who violates any of the pro
visions of such laws, is punishable by a
fine of not more than one thousand
dollars, or by imprisonment in the Ter
ritoiial prison nof.more than five years,
and is forever.disqualified from holding
any office in this Territory.
The Epitaph has the very best
facilities for doing every variety of job
printing. Work will be finished when
promised, in the highest style of the
typographic art, and at the lowest living
J. S. Shipman, of E.lmdale, Kansas,
has spayed 1000 old cows for the Erie
cattle company in Arizona, the loss being
one per cent. He spayed 3000 cattle for
the Ceder Valley cattle company, of
Tex is. The loss was two and a half per
cent of cows and less than one per cent
of heifers. The same operator will spay
2000 calves at .the Empire ranch of
Walter L. Vail, at Total Wreck, Arizona,
during the next few weeks. The work
should be done in cold weather when
cattle are fat.
Send for fine tailor-fitting clothing for
the Holidays to Sumnierficld & Roman,
942 Market street San Francisco.
Don't fail to obsetve Sol Israel's mam
moth advertisement on the first page of
this issue. He has a magnificent stock
of holiday goods.
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE
COCHISE FAIR ASSOCIATION.
Know all men by these presents, that
we, H. A.Tweed, John Montgomery, W.
B. Benson, Geo. G. Berry, F. L. Moore
J. Henty Campbell, A. J. Ritter, Frank
Hare, W. W. Woodman, A. R. English,
L. E. Page, V. C. Wilson, Chas. D.
Reppy, J. Pascholy, Armand Tuquet,
by these presents do voluntarily associate
ourselves together for the purpose of
forming a corporation, and we do here
1st. That we are the incorporators
thereof. That the name of the corpora
tion is and shall be "The Cochise Fair
Association," and its principal place of
transacting business, at Tombstone, Ari
zona. 2d. The general nature of the business
to be transacted is the purchasing, im
proving and conducting of a Fair Ground
for the exhibition of the products of
Cochise County, Arizona Territory.
3d. The amount of the capital stock
authorized, is $3000, and the whole of
the same is to be paid in in cash, whthin
one year from the date of these presents.
4th. The corporation shall commence
on this day and shall exist for twenty
5th. The affairs of the corporation
shall be conducted by a Board of Direc
tors consisting of five, and of which five,
the president of this corporation is one,
and said Board is to be elected annually,
and a president, secretary and treasurer
to be elected at the same time; and the
officers for this year are: A. J. Ritter,
president; J. S. Taylor, secretary; H. A.
Tweed, treasurer; directors, A. J. Ritter,
chairman; V. C. Wilson, J. H. Campbell,
W. B. Benson and H. A. Tweed.
6th. The highest amount of indebted
ness or liability to which this corporation
is at any time to subject itself, is the sum
7th. That private property is exempt
from corporate debts.
In witness whereof, we have hereto set
our hands and seals, this 5th day of
December, A. D. 1887.
H. A. Tweed,
W. B. Benson,
Geo. G. Berry,
F. L. Moore,
J. H. Campbell,
A. J. Ritter,
W. W. Woodman,
Allen R. English,
L. E. Page,
V. C. Wilson,
Chas. D. Reppy,
Territory of Arizona, 1 .
County of Cochise. J
Before me, J. S. Taylor, Notary Pub
lic in and for the said County, on this
day personally appeared, Chas. D.
Reppy, H. A. Tweed, John Montgomery,
W. B. Benson, Geo, G. Berry, F. L.
Moore, J. H. Campbell, A. J. Ritter,
Frank Hare, W. W. Woodman, Allen R.
English, L. E. Page, V. C. Wilson, Jos.
Pascholy, Armand Tuquet, known to me
to be the persons whose names are sub
scribed to the foregoing instrument, and
acknosvledged to me that they executed
the same for the purpose and considera
Given under my hand and the seal of
office, this 7th day of December, A. D.
1887. J. S. Taylor,
seal Notary Public.
SKATING RINK OPEN.
The skating rink will be open this
(Saturday) afternoon and evening, and
will be opened every evening during the
winter season. Baron Bros.
Dr. Brown, of Fort Huachuca, will sell
furniture, consisting of bed room sets,
crib, chiffonnier, rocking chairs, dining
table, sideboard, center table, Domestic
sewing machine and a very fine toned
Mason & Hamlin Cabinet organ. 3t
To the Public.
Having purchased the entire intetest of
los. Pascholy in the undertaking busi
ness in this city, I will hereafter devote
my especial Attention to said business.
Embalming and the preparing of bodies
for removal a specialty. Orders filled
in any part of the county.
A. J. Ritter.
Paul Bahn is offering to the people of
Tombstone and the county in general,
some of the best bargains in groceries
and liquors ever offered in this county.
His stock is new fresh and desirable
canned goods, wines, candles, in fact
every thing sold in a first class grocery
store is being sold by him at Fairbank
All persons who have claims against
the Government for losses sustained
through Indian depredations in Arizona
and New Mexico, will find it to their
interest to communicate immediately
with the undersigned in regard to the
same, if they desire to take advantage of
the laws recently passed by Connress to
reimburse all parties who have suffered
Wm. O. O'Neill,
Attorney at Law,
F. N. Wolcott's Cash Store is now
ready for business at the new location in
the Otis building, on Fremont street,
near the Postoffice. The choicest and
freshest groceries at the lowest cash
New York, Dec. 14. The Tortilita
Gold & Silver Mining Company has
brought suit against James Gordon Ben
nett, for alleged libel, claiming $500,000
damages. The company's mines are in
Arizona, and it has an office in this city
It was capitalized at $1,000,000, divided
into $2 shares, which were extensively
advertised and sold. The complaint
against Bennett is based on an article
published in the Herald, in which it was
asserted that the Tortilita Company was
a "colossal bunco scheme." It is alleged
that plaintiff has suffered actual pecuni
ary loss and damage to the sum of half a
Joseph H. Beall, president of the com
pany, has brought suit in the same court
individually, against Bennett for alleged
libel, claiming $250,000 damages. He
says the publication created the impres
sion among plaintiffs acquaintances and
the public, that plaintiff was running a
dishonest enterprise and swindling
people out of their money by selling
worthless mining stock.
Harris the Tailor
Has just received a full line of foreign
and domestic Cassimers, suitable for fall
and winter suits. He guaranties to
please his customers as to style, price
and quality. Under the Occidental
Hotel, Allen street. Give him a call.
We are now prepared to draw drafts
direct, issue letters of credit, and transfer
money by mail, and cable, on all points
of Europe Asia, Africa and Australia.
R. W. Wood.
Bank of Tombstone
Accurate fit of fine merchant tailor
clothing, by sending your measure of
length and waist of pants, and breast
measure of your coat, to Summerfield &
Roman, 942 Market street, San Fran
cisco. NliW ADVfc.KTISEMfc.NT
Probablr as much rc!prv comes Iron
habitual constipation a from wy derange
ment of tha iun:tlonsof the body, and id
Is difficult to euro for the reason that 1 c
fone likes to taka tha mnrftttna th.it is 111.11 J.
I prescribed. Hsmburj; Tigs were prepared to
obviate this difficulty, oxd they Trill bo found cJ
lectlvo as well as j-.loisant to the tasto of woricD
tad children. 25 ce.-itj.
DR. FUNT'S HEART REMEDY.
' Pit, Flint's Heart RrjiEDT hanuht
from those afflicted v ur hcirt dUeasa
all lea', cither c' Siidlen death, or the
development of thnc terTlblo brain di
seases w hi( h mult in Insanity. It is
one of tl e bebt remedies known for
headaihc, nhMi Is often dependent
upmi die.i5u ot the heart, sometime
upon ucrvcuj il'teas.n and sometimes
uion de-anjcpjcnt 01 the circulation
$1.60 I 'scrlptlic treatise with eact
bottle, or mailed frtu.
A t all Druggists, or address
tl. J. MACK & CO.,
1 and 71 Front St.. fcan Irancisco, OaL
Under the Auspices
Cochise Fair Association
December 24th and 25th.
Saturday, Dec. 24
I O'CLOCK TOURNAMENT.
First Prize, to the Knight taking the greatest
number of rings Saddle valued at $50.
Secoed Prize, to theKnieht taking the second
greatest number of rings Bridle valued at $15.
In acdition to the above, three crowns will be
awarded to bf thiee successful Knights, who
will crown a Qutcn and two Maids of Honor,
selected from the handsomest ladies on the
2:30 r. M.
Slow Race, distance one-half mile. Prize 25.
Neither whip nor spur to be used. Last horse
to take the prize.
3 P. M.
Turkey shooting. Distance 100 yards. Only
ordinary ,un sights will be allowed.
1 o'clock Match came of base ball. Purse
2 o'clock One-half mile dash. Five to
enter and three to start. Purse $50.
3 o'clock 1 me-half mile dish. Free for all
excepting horses entered, in first race. Puree $30.
A Burro race for boys .each day for a purse
Races will be run under, the rules governing
the Sacramento Fair Association.
Seats will be provided for ladies and their
Entries must be made, by 12 o'clock, on the
day of race, to the secretary.
Ente.-ance to grounds', 50 cents.
J. S. Taylor, A. J. Ritter,
New Store !
My new building is now com
pleted and contains a large and
well selected stock of Furniture,
which I am now selling cheaper
than the same goods were ever be
fore offered in Tombstone.
Second-hand Furniture bought
and sold. One price to all. Call
and see mo before purchasing
Geo. E. Kohler,
Allen Street, between Fifth and Sixth.
Holmay EntBrtamm n
IN DRY GOODS, ETC.,
To be Had Only at
FTFTHST., BET. FREMONT AND ALLEN.
TENTS, WAGON COVERS.
MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.
Corner of Fifth and Fremont Streets.
A. CORN & BRO.
Cutlery, Stationery and
Constantly v Hand.
1EERS0HAUM AND AMBER GOOD
iole Agents for the "SLOTE CIGAR.'
A: COHN & BRO.
Allen Street, bet. Fourth and Fifth
HENRY CAMPBELL, Prop.
CHOICE BRANDS OF
Liquors and Cigars.
St. Louis Lager Beer, English Ale and
Porter on draught.
t$T 1IIXED DRINKS A SPECIALTY, "fel
JOHNNY DEAN, PROPRIETOR.
Allen Street, Between Third and Eourth
TOMBSTONE, A. T.
Finest Brands of Liquors and Cigars
The only place in the city where
Delmar Punches and Gum Drop Cock
tails can be obtained.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALOON.
Between Fourth and Fifih Sts.
Patent Medicines, Per
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY PRE
PARED. iLLIABD PARLORS
HAFFNER &. SHAUGHNESSY
All brands of
Kept constantly On hand,
Also the best Imported cifars.
The best BILLIALD HALL in the city in
connection with the saloon.
ST. OTIS BBBR ON DRAGHT.
Rescne Hose Co., No. 1
lO BE HF.LD AT
on the Evening of
December 29th, 1887.
Committee of Arrangements G. S.Bradshaw,
J. H. Campbell, Frank Ryan, A. J. Ritter, J. y.
Reception Committee C. N. Thomas, C D.
Reppy, a C. Bagg, U W. Blinn, J. V. ViclcOT,
B. Ilaitich, John Montz, Joseph Lippert, Chas.
Mclgre.1, A. H Stebbins, H. A. Tweed, W. D.
Shearer, T. A. Atchison, Chas. Tnbolet.
Floor Committee Manager, ). J. Nash; C.
N. Thomas, G. & Bradshaw, Geo. Myers, W.
Members of Engine Co., No. t, are cordially
invittd to attend in uniform.
All members of Rescue Hose Co., No. i, will
attend in uniform.
Tickets, admitting gentleman and Ladies, JJ.