Territorial News Items
Of General Interest Gleaned
From Our Exchanges
THE WILLIAMS NEWS
Chinamen are debarred from
residence in Bisbee and Naco.
They come to either point with
vegetables from the San Pedro val
ley and are limited to one day's
stay and a play at faro, one of their
hobbies. Silver Belt.
Arizona has just cut the greatest
crop of hay in her history. It is
said that f 10,000,000 is not too
high an estimate of its market
value. And three-fourths of the
people regard Arizona as a water
less waste of cacti and sand. L.
The territorial board of equaliza
tion notes that the census returns
for 1900 reiortod 607,454 head of
cattle in Arizona, while the assess
ment returns for taxation were only
227,258 head; and the board seems
to think the difference is inexcus
The big gold mine in the Gold
Road district, owned by K. Ililty,
J. B. Anderson and Mr. Tooker,
has been bonded to Col. Thomas
Ewing for $ 120,000. The ledge is
28 feet wide and has an average
value of $15 r ton. Kingman
Owners of valid mining locations,
made and held in good faith, may
fell and remove therefrom any
timler growing theron for actual
mining purjoses in connection
with the particular claim from
which such timber is felled or re
moved. Jerome Reiorter.
The Needles smelter, under its
new management, will "blow in"
n the 14th. The plant has leen
put in erfect condition, and
the indications are that it will Ie
running steadily in the future.
The business outlook for the
smelter could not le more flattering,
and with the competent force now
in charge, its ' successful eration
is assured. Needles Eye.
M. I. Bixbv. Monday, brought
eleven ears of his cattle from his
ranch near Ash Fork to Phoenix
where he will msture them on the
tre.well rain-h west of the eity.
In referring to the northern range,
Mr. Bixby said the frost had not
as yet Un heavy, but even if it
diil come it would do little damage,
the gras l-inr very well cured.
Water, however, he says, is very
A letter from I Ion. John T. I lorue
of St Johns. under date of Oct. 10th,
has the following alnut a recent
Itattlc with the lawbreakers: 4,Sher
ifTs Hwse. acconianiel by two of
Capt. Mobsman's rangers, had a
serious right down in the Black
river country on the 8th. Maxwell
of the sheriffs osse, killed, and
Tafoya, of the rangers, dangerously
wounded." We are unable to learn
further particulars at this time.
The derrick on the Sabino Oil
company's projerty, a little way
out of Tucson, is now in place, and
the drilling machinery will be set
up in a short time. The prospects
are very good -for this property,
and recent tests show undoubtedly
the presence of parafine. Tucson
A company has been organized
at Phoenix, Ariz, to build a railroad
from Mesa to Benson, Ariz., via
Florence. It will be practically an
extension of the Santa Fe, Prescott
it Phoenix, and F. M. Murphy,
president of that road, is also presi
dent of the company. Journal
Democrat. (J rant McKesson, John Davis and
J. II. Sample are taking out some
fine stones from their turquoise
mines at Mineral Park. Their
claims, six in numlier, are located
on Ithica Peak, in the heart of the
turquoise belt. They are shipping
small quantities of the gems every
week, worth from $4 to $20 a jound.
There has been a change in the
firm at "Tom's" meat market this
week. Mr. George Nay has pur
chased a half interest in the busi
ness. Mr. Nay is also a practical
butcher, and with Mr. Phelan the
firm is a strong one. Needles is
large enough for two first-class
markets, which we now have, the
other leing Tuck's old reliable.
There is a strong ttossibility of
the ltottom lands of the Colorado
river becoming one of the great
agricultural and horticultural sec
tions of Arizona. A colony from
Tennessee are to investigate the
lands and ascertain if water can
le gotten onto the lands at small
cost, and if it apjiears feasable,
thousands of acres will 1 at once
put under cultivation. The lands
are rich in phosphates and are
caable of raising anything to
which they may le planted. Mo
A dismtch from Clifton of Oct.
13 states that alout 4 o'clock this
afternoon the second boiler in a
battery of eight at the Detroit Cop
ier Comany's smelter exploded,
instantly killing W. W. Horganand
F. A. Adamitz, firemen, and pain
fully but not seriously injuring
Harry Davidson, converter engineer
and Jose Antiveras, helper on the
Allis engine. The condition of the
flues and valves on the water suj
ply line show that the firemen had
let the water get too low in the
boiler and then fed in cold water,
with the above disastrous results.
The exploded boiler was the best
in the battery, and had not long
ago been given a thorough cold
water pressure test. Courier. I
Three New Prospective
Each Supported by Thousands of
ACRES OF IRRIGATED LANDS
A FEW UN
All railroad towns, backed by a large area of productive,
irrigated land, become good sized cities.
Well located lots in such towns and cities in a very few
years become very valuable.
Such lots, at first, sell at a nominal price, and within five
to ten years, some of the business proerty is valued at from
$100 to $500 ier front foot or more.
The bext ritirx in Southern California (outside of Ixs An
geles) are not backed by more than from. 10,000 to 25,000 acre
of irrigated land.
Riverside, Kedlands and Pomona are samples of this
class of cities.
Application has been made to the authorities at Wash
ington for a charter for the First National Bank of Imperial.
This bank will probably le opened for business before the
close of the year.
The towns of Imperial, Paringa and Calerico, in the Im
perial Settlements, are now placed on the market, and the lots
are offered for sale at nominal prices. But the Company in
tends within sixty days, and without notice, to double such
Each town is supjKrted by from 60,000 to 100,000 acre of
choice irrigable land.
Each town is on the line of the Los Angeles, Imperial -and
Arizona Railroad now leing incorporated with a branch
connecting this line with the Southern Pacific. '
Centrally located lot in either one of these towns will be
very valuable in a very few years.
Those who apply first can get choice location near the
center of the towns. For map of either town, with descrip
tive circular, apply to, or address:
IMPERIAL LAND COMPANY,
224 Stowell Block, .
A. H. HEBER. Gen. Mgr. Los Angeles, Cal.
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