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The Arizona sentinel. [volume] (Arizona City [Yuma], Yuma County, A.T. [Ariz.]) 1872-1911, November 06, 1880, Image 1

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The Arizona Sentinel.
PubVUhed ersry Saturday by
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Or.e inch, eacli insertion ?3 50
Each subsequent insertion.. 1 25
Contracts by the year or quarter at re-
duced rates.
Job Prlntlnsri
Legal Blanks, Briefs, Bill-Heads, Letter.
Heads, Circulars, Labels, Cards, .Pro
grammes, etc., printed iu every stylo, with
neatness and dispatch.
"Currency taken at par.
G. f. Ckask. A?ent, 33S Montgomery St.,
San Francisco.
Attorney at Law,
irfmiaisioner of Deeds for the States of
Californi and Pennsylvania.
J face, Main street, next toSentinel office,
Yuma Arizona.
Deputy U. S. Mineral Surveyor,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
Kotaries Public. Office of United States
district Attorney. OiUce on Congress St
wm. j. osaqra,
Attokkey at Law.
. . Land ad iiininp; Titles a Specialty.
Tr.on. - . ' . - Arizona
CivJ! Sr. since and Surveyor
3;ur3l Rt:al EsUte and Milling Aaeut.
Tucson, Arizona.
Attorney at Law,
tarso, : : : Pima County, Arizona.-
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
: : : Arizo n
Attorneys at Law.
TrawetV : : Arizona.
Wlanufacturing Jeweler,
Jlaraouda, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and
?rescot : : : : Arizona.
Crystal Palace.
Importers and Jobbers of
Silver Plated Ware.
Lamps, Cutlery, Tinware,
Willowware, Chandillsrs,
Water Filters tu Coolers, Etc:
423 Jackson St.
n Franclsoo, Cal.
si m&im sr.
Hin'n; us n Ineustry.
Mining SftM. .
The attention of , Eastern cap
italists has, fot the past few years,
been steadily directed to the min
ing industry, which sprung up
like a meteor iu the Kooky
Mountains and the far West.
More interest was manifested on
on account of the disastrous fail
ures in mercantile pursuits from
(ho year 1876 until perhaps up to
the repeal of the Bankrupt law
and the year following.
Many who are ever ready to
pick a flaw in legitimate mining
pursuits, and make the wild
expression that there is more
money sunk in this enterprise
than taken out, will do well to
peruse the following statements
of mercantile disaster:
In the year 1332 there were
over 4,000 failures. Thu liabili
ties of those failures were over
In 1873 there were over 5,000
failures, whose liabilities reached
over $220,000,000.
In 1S74 there weie nearly C.000
fiiilures, whose liabilities reached
over $150,000,000. '
In 1S75 there were 7,500 failures,
whose liabiliiies reached ovei
The failures in the above men
tioned years in the United States
will reach in the aggregate 30,
000 ;u liumlpr, and the liabilities
upwards of SS00, 00,000.
Capital is a sensitive element
and in this w ide-.-prcad ruia ii
mturally sought new and more
profitable Holds.
The question lies, not ii the
greatest number who may have
derived a benefit from mining
but in the teturn for capital in
vested. Within the past seven
years more gold and silver has
ken taken from tho mining
fields of the far West than from
ne mines of any other country in
.he world in a like time, and
ihere is no country in the world
chut contains the number of rich
and paying mines, or the same
prospective fie-i'is that the United
States presents at this time.
In one statement furnished by
She department at Washington it
is staled that the United States
furnished $70,000,000 annually
from her mines, and during the
last few years over twice that
Nevada alone furnished from
her mines in 1876 neatly 50,000,-
For the past two years the yield
is steadiiy going on with a rapid
From Maine to California, all
along the lines there ate scenes of
new strikes and new mining
fields, where mineral was not
hitherto known to exist. The
completion of railway enterprises.
the cheapening of transportation,
together with mora improved
processes in the abstraction of the
precious metals will make the
ii. crease iu the future advance
with the most rapid strides.
Ores ihht few years aao could
not lie touched can now be re
din ed at a profit, and I ho im
provement in the process is not
by any means yet complete, and
if it ever approaches that state we
may look lor a revolution in min
ing far exceeding .my thing which
has ever yet occutred in any en.
'1 he rich mining regions of the
West are no chimera but a fact
which cannot bo disputed. The
hundreds of millions already
taken out, both fr carrying on of
commerce and expoitaiioi dem
onstrates iliis.
The remooitizatiou of silver has
given a new impetus to tho mill
ing industry. Nature has placed
these immense veins :ad deposits
of ore within mir reach, and they
who say they should not bo used
in the pursuit of national happi
ness and prosperity ure but 111
advised counselors.
There are mines today of
which we have but a traditionary
record, which were worked witli
a profit, although a depth below
alevt-l of the sea has long since
been reached.
I he liabilities of failures, divid
ed among the various commercial
enterprises of our merchants, lias
reached fur four years, ending
1S77, ovir $000,000,000. During
that time there was not over
$15,009,000 invested in mining
pursuit. Take into considera
tion the losses accruing from mis
management, poor machinery, or
;vorthtess processes, together with
money sunk in worthless pros
pects, and the above amount can
be greatly reduced. The product
from the mines in thos same
years averaged $70,000,000 a year
Yet we are told there are Hiore
dollars put i.1 than are taken out
of mines.
Taking into consideration the
lax manner in which many min
ing companies conduct their oper
ations, we feel safe in stating that
no industry could succeed under
such a management except a
solid one like that of mining.
The most promising pursuit to
day, if put in the same perfuncto
ry hands which we see oftimis
conducting mining, could not
stand. To insure success ' in
mines and mining, vou must first
have the vein or mine; then the
government of affairs mutt nec
essarily tie put in r 'ones', skillful
and economical hands, and when
this ia done it is safe to say thai
no enterprise will remunerate the
investor iike that of mining.
C. M. Dalv.
uoh.a Duff's Peculiar Experience
Mr. John Duff is assistant cash
ier in the Adams express office on
Chestnut street, below Seventh.
He died the other day, but was
not aware of the circumstance
until waking into the office, he
heard a friend of the eentleni tn
next below him In rank there
'congratulating his colaborer unon
the probability of his promotion.
The visitor was exceedingly sur
piised when ho saw Duff, and
mumbling something which no
body could understand, backed
out of the office, while several
of Duff's companions gathered
aiouud him and told him that for
a dead man he was rather spry,
addiiig that perhaps this was
accounted for by the suddenness
of his death, and that he had not
yet learned ho. v to properly ccn
duct himself as a corpse. Duff
said that he was not dead, but
they brought him that morning's
Ledger, and there was the an
nouncement as pbiin us could be,
and, with such indisputable evi
dence, of course Duff h:-d to give
it up, and he went over into
corner b himstlf to think about
if, and tty to unravel the mystery
as to why death &hould take him
in this unaccountable fashion. He
passed a miserable day of it. A-.i
sorts of fe.iows came in and to d
him how very sorry they were he
was dead, and hoped lie didu'j
find the weather too warm, ec,
etc. Duff made up his mind he
was uead, but as he didn't feel so
he stuck to his work and went
! home at the usual hour, lie was
loot staifhd iu the least when lie
saw Ihe crape on the door. That
was as it a'aould be. lie went
'iulotlia parlor and looked over
! the flowers which had been sent
i for his funeral wreaths, doves
and pillows. The dove was u
little siiaky on its pi.is, and f r
'ge.tiug his condition for the mo
j meat, he made up bis mind to
drop in on the floiist and have
him send another bird. The
undertaker was there and told
Duff that when he was ready the country to flud a summer lo-
they would goon with the prep- cation for his family telegraphed
arations, and reminded Mm that' hU wlfe. ' .-Iloine to.uig,lt.
in summer it was not well tojThe reridt?rt.d lnla iuto
keep bodies too long. Duff agreed i ,
. .. . ... , , , . "Come to night," and so the.wife
t everything until he found outj "
that the coffin was only walnut. ! posted into the country at once.
"i'il be Mowed!" say Duff, "if,
I go In the procession unless I
h ivo rose wood box. I can afford
it, and that's what I want.'' The
undertaker replieel that there was I house in the city from his travel
no time now for a chunge, and J ing rgent, who had reached Pnil-
t-iel to convince Duff that the
walnut coffin was fully as com
fortable as any could be, and
added that he "didn't see what
difference it made anyhow." Then
Duff got angry, showed the un
dertaker the door, and fold his
family that the funeral was post.
pondd. "Uuiess I can have
things as I want them I won't be
buried," he said, "and that settles
it." He has teturned to duty at
the express office, and the boys
have granted him a week's trial
fn see if they can safely let him
be around. Notwithstanding the
heat he keeps nicely, and there
ire no evidences as yet that he is
spoiling. Philadelphia Mirror.
Water ia Mines.
One of
the most important
expense in working
items of
many coal mines is the enormous
amount of water that has to be
pumped rqm them. The posi
tion of the coal strata is such that
if no water rose from below I hem,
he W;ter that finds its way to
them from the Piirface would stM
ho no inconsiderable quantity.
All this water has to lie brought
lo the surface by the aid of ex
pensive and powerful machinery,
she running of which, exclusive
of wear and tear, involves a
heavy expense in the way of
fuel and l::bor. In deep mines,
where there is no possibility of
passing the water through turn
nels or drains, it entails a contin
uous work on the pumping en
gines. Some idea f the quan
tity to he removed may bo fount d
from the Hatrment of Gypsy
Grove Colliery, in Pennsylvania,
which mines about 100,000 tons of
cos.I per annum, in which it is
asserted that Ihe water pumped
out reached 1,000,000 ions, or ten
tons of water for every ton of
coal. It is also stated (hat (he
water pumped from the Diamond
Colliery exceeds in tons all the
co d taken from the mines in the
Whole Lackawanna District.
Silver mines sire also subject lo
the same evil. The Couittock
mines ate raising from four and a
half millions t five millions o!
ions of water p r year. As the
depth inci eases, the quantity of
vater has also increased. This
vast amount of water has Lither
:o been raised to, or nearly to, the
-urface; but the completion of ihe
Sutio tunnel wiil obviate the
necessity of raising abjve the
level of it. t
From the facts given above, it
will be seen that the removal o!
water from the mines is one of
ihe greate t, if not Ihe grealei-t,
iiem of expense. It requires the
nigiiest engineering skill to over
come this difilnidty, and were it
not f'M- the appliance of ponder
ous machinery, such mines us the
Comsiotk v.'ouid have to be abnii-
loiied ;u account of the impossi
btiiy of removing the water.
Mining and Scientific Press,
Telegraph Blunders.
A gentleman who had gone to
while her husband was making
; his way in a contrary direction.
Not long since a message came
to the princip.d of a business
delphia "Am at Continental
House. Send some hash by mail."
The agent aid not intend to re
flect upon I lie quality of the food
at'the hotel, but wanted "cash"
sent by mad.
An affectionate uncle was in
formed by telegraph: "Mary is to
be buried on Wednesday. Come
sure." Mary, who lived in Chi-
; cago. was his favorite niece, and
j as he had t.ot heard of her illness
the sad intelligence gave him a
seveie shoi k. He dressed him-
self in deep mourning and made
a hurried j urney to the West to
find a j ivial party at Mary's
wedding. The wires had ar
ranged for her to be buried in
stead of ni'trried.
Probably the worst blunder ever
made was ono that occurred in
the case of a St. Louis merchant,
who, while in New York, re
ceived a telegram that his wife
was ill. He sent a message to
his family doctor, asking the
nature of the sickness and re
ceived piomptly tne answer: "No
dang jr.
Your wife has hstd a
child. If we tan keen her from
having another to-night she will
do well." The mystification o
the agitated husband was not re
moved until a second inquiry re
vealed the fact that his indis
posed lady had had a chill.
Ilcrocco a Paradise fur J ews.
According to law the Jews can
not possess land or houses, nor
cultivate the ground outside of
their milha (ghetto). Nor are
they permittee! to accept lots and
bouses as mortgages. They are
not allowed to ride horses, and
many employ on'y mules or don
keys for this purpose. They are
not permitted to 1 y hand on a
SI is-ulman, even in self-defence.
except in their own el weld tigs.
They cannot bear witness in court
uul may not speak to a Mohatn-
meoan Judge except in a bent
In ihe markets or at the bootas
a Jew may not outbid a Mussul
man in the purchase of viciutds.
I hey are forbidden to read and
wriie Arabic. They may not,
while on a journey, approach a
spring at which Muuuiiiisn are
stamiiiig; uorare they permitted
lo sit d ;Wti directly opposite a
Mohammedan, but must do this
in an oblique posiliou. On an
encounter in the street they must
always turn out to the left, and
on a journey must, if mounted on
a donkey, descend therefrom at a
considerable distance in order to
pass the M ussulman on foo'. 'I bey
are not permitted to wear a led
fez, but must don n black one;
iikeM ise black slippeis iisieaf of
ye How or led ones. The Uourn&us
they must wear in such a m enner
. !i.-4i the opening is on the right
side, and hence they cannot make
any uso whatever of the lef arm.
September Orieutcl Church
TFrom Wednesday's Dully.
Oar County Election.
Returns from five Election
precincts go to show that for
Delegate to Congress OuryJiasl
majority over Stewart with
Ehrenberg to hear from which
wiil reduce his majority to about
Sherman runs ahead of his ticket
and will probably receive a small
Our Councilman John W. Dor-
ringlon is elected by a large ma
jority as no opposition' has been
shown to him.
For Ilepresentacives J. F.
Knapp, is 35 ahead followed close
ly by Geo. W. Norton, and as the
one precinct , yet to hear from
mamely, Ehrenberg which will
cast about 15 votes, will not
materially change the result. '
For Sheriff, P. M. Hodges is 0
abend of Townsend, and as
Ehrenberg is yet to be heard from
which will probably' increase "his
majority to 20.
For Racotder, Hon. Samuel
Purely Jr. is elected by a filtering
vote as he only left Yuma, pre
cinct with 4 rmj jrity whichr will
be increased !o 48 or 50.
Great interest was manifested
in the trea.surership, at two of
oui most highly respected citi
zens were ' running, Anfonio
Lorette and George Martin.
L'-rette in Yum- precinct leads
.viartin vote. Aiariin wm re
ceive a small 'm.iu:iiv in thr
county. '.. ; ' '.
lor District Attorney IT. N
Alexander is elected over nisi
opoonent Ju lgd Mullau by a
largo majority. ;
Judge Isaac Levy is elected
Probate Judgo by a h indsome
majority heating his opponent
W. 11. Tonge and (-'apt. ThnrneJ
For Public Administrator and!
'oroner Di T.igart, received an)
almost unanimous vote!
Geo. M. Thuraloarand Ch tries
Brinley, are elected Supervisor.
Walter Miller is unanimously
elected as County Surveyor,
fact that goes far to prove Iha
(hi adige th.it succesj in lovq
sometimes follows a man la w
the devious path of politics.
For School Trustees, the peipla
have shown rare good . Judc-
mnt in their election in chons
insr those old and reliable pio
neers of progress and educatio
that ha V) ben for twenty fiva
years iticlentified with the best in
teiet of our people and theit
wants. Judge Charles H. Brinley
Win-am Wuringer and Capri
Isaac Pol ham us Jr. are a trio o
educators an 1 adapts in echoo
management.'--that reat-ct (hi
highest credit on a
substancial vote tint they receiv
ed yesterday shows that our peo
pie aPhoughsomelimes they ma
lose sight of their bast in teres
in general ponuc3 are luny o
iheir guard when any innovatio
is projwta .- in , rgara to out
school system, t his they demon
strafed in the number of vote
cast for that admirable gentle.me
and educator. Hon,'."!. II. Shea
iiin out present Superintende
: of PuMic Instruction, we ara pj:
are pzi
ver tH
ae s:m
parcel to hear tint all ove
I Territory, he i held in the
ihigh esteen that the people
i una Couaty hau of rum, a
! our oniy wish is that he may
, long c-ontmuea in tnt no;lev ar
useful field of labor that he h
so well earned the title of ' Gou
and faithful servant'"

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