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Th SoiI5G!itnate5 and' ariecl PAIR ARIZONA'S .1 JUricf Statattl ef Itotts Setting . 9vik th Many Advantages &ni 'Indnarateate fere y Tnmn County us a I'laee sf Residence. A white roan fit?" o foot on what is now Yuma County in 1771. Tt is the southwest division of the Territory, Rdrf One of the four original counties of the Ter ritory. Many great reclamation projuots art bbtftsver on foot, snl in a few years ex pect to see Vana. Cotu.ty rated as tin riehutt in the Ttervitory. The first glimpse the fci-uvelur from Cali fornia catches cf Arizona is that of tin jncturoMiue town of Yuma, which w mug'-v situated in the onihraoe of geutk mllinv hills, upon wnose crests and s-iuVs tlv modern homes of our suin-rior uiviliiti. ire' crowding the a5oln dwelling 't" Vernal oblivion. Yumn is the ;:nte ay o Arizona, tiie nev empire of the West, upon whose undeveloped tidies the eyes of the nauntry are nt present turned, and a-s such, , is I t. iow and proper nith a rapidity thnt at present can hardly he re . i? j t.. ..mUil with hr irooffranlii- aiizeu. uuv i cal position we rind that she is the cenlei o'fa country whose agricultural po-siluli-tics are practically unlimited, being sur rouiidetl by a soil the fertility of whiel Hxoeeds that of the delta of the Nile, ani wanting ealy water to become a paradise ot iflcbtn. Billions of gallon of that precious i.o.-a nnnnnllv pone to waste at JllllU. lit.- " C3 Yuma's very doors, but already a reaction is taking place nsd many enterprises arc on foot to supply the life-giving waters of the yellow Colorado to the thirsty earth. RIVERS OF YUMA COUNTY. In regard to climate, haalthfulneas, fer tility and productiveness of wH, facilities for cultivation, irrigation aud abundance of water supply, variety of resources and aheap transportation by rail aud by water, no part of Ariaon can surpass Yuma county, which is "destined to become one of liehest and most prosperous counties in Arizona. It liesbctvGeH32e 00' and 34 20' north ntltudeand 113 ' aud 114 40' west longitude. It contain 6.4SS, 320 acres. It is about as large as the Slates of llhode Island, Connecticut and Delaware com Wy ed. or as large as either New Hampshire, Vornvout or Massschuetttts. The .voetern boundary of Yuma. County is Formed by tbe Colorado river, which feeparatea Ariaona from Californi.i. The county is bounded on the north by Williams Fork and the Santa ft! aria river, whoe waters flow into the Colorado; ou the cast by the counties of Pima, Maricopa and Yavapai, and on the south by Sonora, Mexico. Its ooonty eeat is the town of 5hfl Colorado river drains the entire ter ritory of Arizona, and every drop of water which falls on its mountains and plain .finds its way to this mighty river. It is fonnndby the union of the Green and Grand fivers, fed by the streams which lise in the Kocky Mountains, and the melt ing snows cause a greater depth of watei iu this river m summer than iu winter, thus furnishing the most water at the season when it is most required for the purposes f irrigation and Agriculture, it will bo seen that for the entire distance ieng its western boundary, Yuma County fosses the great advantage of cheap water tranportatioa. The Gila river r.ees m the western part of New Mexico aud is fed by numerous btreams, among the most, u'" whiuh are the San Pedro, Aua Fria, Uas aayampa and' Salt rivers. It flows west through Yuma County and empties into the Colorado at the town of Yuma. Yuma eeunty, traversed by these reat rivors from its northern to its southern, And from its eastern to its western bound urine, possesses a far greater water supply than any other county in the Territory, and fr mei-e than can be found in all Cali ftnuix. This witer is now being diverted from its natural channel by means of numerous Jarge irrigating canals, and utilized for the purpose of reclaiming and irrigating the fcnmonee tracts ol lands w hich lie iu this favortd oonntry, and which are as fertile a tmy in the world. The Southern Pacific Railroad crosses the ftalnmio river at the town of Yuma and gns tbrough the county, following the general eonrs,ad at an average distance I 6f abcat four miles tsoutb, of th Gila river, rendering all the lands susceptible of irri tttUoa and cultivation, can find an easy otitic tnis ami cn "SP01 J o tU tba matfcet and centers of population iitftW iSaetor West. - Auotbfcf eomreHug railroad is projected jfew San il?g. California, to the town f V ma, raid theuoe Along the north side 4fi Ae G ila ri?. Thus Varna County will rs cxcepttoiiftl railroad advantages. THE CURATE OF YUMA. 'rbeciirt&U oi Yum tor nuie month of! MINES. 'tbejroMr bar no eual, a we beiiv. iu the j 4f6r&. aud dmiog Jlc remaining thieej There is no section of the Unitod Suites. &&uUtef lh ear, etunpribim June, July I or probably of tiie earth, more rich in min 4 Aagwst, the heat- U not oppreeaive. I eral wealth thaji the County of Yuma. AJ r, . i: though the tlurj uiotneter iu mil-inM-1 the country nortli, east and south of Yum; , . . i . v .r? ti ris- t!Kve 100, and Oc- j lies iictly within the main gold belt tha ,.(, i-e:-U liO'", yt, oiug Ut i coiuuMrce in Alaska, andendg in Mexico ,. .' . i. -o tureiu the nir, it is not j Pj'ow tiie Saii B"manUuo mountains ii , .-.r c. j i;Miiofphere is pure, light I CsilijotBui t the Sonora' boundury line the VP! en t'.:e rf-eury ntarlcn ibe j OKMUitaiiui hilU are exceptionally rich ii ,- ' - - ' ' ' r' r-';! ipet.d, tHm!jh deHionatrtini Rivers, and Many Offerings of BANNER COUNTY, -urv i ranging from S0 bo SO5. The air is o dry that perspiration is absorbed as aom is it reaches the surface of the body, and t no tune in the summer does the heat roduce any discomfort. THE VILLAGE OF YUMA. Although the town of Yuma is the second ikiest community in the Territory of Ari zona, it is astonishing how little its re--onree are known to the world at large, and how slightly devclotieu is the natural wealth f the county. This is owing partly to Yuma's reputation for unbearable heat, and (tartly to the fact that, lying next to Cali fornia, is has been assumed that the county has been thoroughly pro?tected for mineral wealth, and prospectors have, in the main, kept the traveled highways iu crossing its Territory. As a matter of fact one sufFcr. less from the heat here than in almost all of the settled communities of the east, owing to tha dryness of the atmosphere, and there is no healthier tiimace on God's footstool. People labor out of door from the rising to the netting of the sun, and suffer no in convenience. There has never been known, in this section of country, an authentic case of sunstroke. Our climate, taken in ,ime, never fails ro cure pulmonary complain li of any description. Disca.se such as smahTx, cholera, etc , rarely visit us, and then oi.ly in a very mild form, and are never faU-i ex cept through the pe-iversv'y of patients. Contrary to the belief of the uninformed, the dry heat of the summer months i- es pecially conducive to good health aud ex ceptional vigor, acting naturally upon the human sj'.stem with the same effect a- the artificial result of a Turkish bath purefy ing and renovating it. As a further matter of fact, this county has never bten even superficially suspected, and it is onh now that people ate beginning to search its hills with any degree of systematic enthusiasm for thb mineral wealth hidden there Ow ing to the falling off in the price of silver, deposits of gold only are being sought for; and thtt ptesent result is little short of mar velous. In all sections of the county from the Sonora line to Williams Fork discoveries are daily being made, and the greater the dcvelonuient the greater the wealth dis played. Wherever the prospector plants his foot, ledges of gold confront him or are brought to light by the investigating strokes of his pick. Portions of the country traversed for years by commonly traveled trails are devel oping into rich storehouses of golden wealth. ew and rich placers are constantly I'eitm discovered, aud shipments of placer gold from this paint through Wells Fargo & Co.;s Express, are steadily increasing in va'ea "un a mining standpoint Yuma County is rapidly leading the Territory, and yet as far is that industry is concerned, this taction has received but little recog nition. Agriculturally the country is vastly im proving. Enterprises that have lain dor mant the last two .years, owing to the gen eral financial depression and consequent dearth of money for investment purposes, are waking up to new life aud vigor. Money is being attracted in thig direction, and on all tides can be distinguished that indefin able stir which is the precursor of an indus trial awakeniag. Even within these lat , LWO ycars 0 financial stringency and de- pression there has been a steady if slow in crease in agricultural development and wealth. A greater area of old farms ha been put under cultivation, and new lands have been inclosed and new fields started. A large section of Iitaisdcll Heights hns been planted to fruit trees; field of cereals and alfalfa have been added to the cultivated area ou the Colorado river below town; the lands lying under the Mohawk and Farmers canals have been made to yield heavy crops of every variety of agricultural products, as in other sections of the Gila valley, and the gardens of Yuma .have been added to and beautified in fruits, flowers and shubbery to a more than appreciable extent. Altogether wc may feel proud of our progress durini these last months of business depression and discouragement. It speaks well foi the in dustry and pluck of our people, and th showing made constitutes the best cvidenc of the merits of r soil and climate and tlw " ui.ucnu lesouroes. jatun has done everything for our county, and al that is needed is a touch of the wand of cap ital to have our hills and valleys spring into an active life of remunerative industry that will last and endure forever. Some three years ago, through tiie encrgj of H. W. Hlaisdell, the Yuma Water anu Light Company was incorporated, and bt means r.f its large pumping plant, at th foot of 2.. in street, the town is abundant!; supplied with water at reasonblo ivtes, au titere have grown into existence new an. large gardens and orchards. xtinct oceans. The great Colorado desert j vas once an inland sea, cut off centuries and lerliaps ages ago from the main ocean, leav ag its watei s to evaporate in this intense eat. Throughout ah thf country border ig the desert, including this section, rich nines are being constantly discovered, And omc of recent location arc already produc ig immense profits. In the neighborhood f Yuma, claims exceedingly rich on the urface are daily being located, and all signs ortend a great mining boom for this county .4 hich will culminate as early as the coming all in an inroad of much capital. Experts ire arriving every week and mines are being tonded at more than heavy prices. It corns wonderful to believe that-all this min ual wealth has been lying at our very doors or so many vears without a taker, but tne endency of prospectors is to go a long dis- auce off into strange lands rather than to eck for mines in a' county as old as Yuma bounty and so accessible. The greater the listance, the hardship, and the danger, the greater the fsispination for the prospector Distance scorns, indeed, to lond enchant- jient to the view. p it is that this county is almost a virgin .ield for the mine hunter, and uow with the few hundreds searching in its mountains its mineral secrets arc still in effect secrets, for thousands upon thousands might be wander ing through the rock-ribbed fastnesses of our mountain ranges and their presence be. almost unknown, so vast is the extent of country Recent rich discoveries of gold deposits, particularly in ledges, have given a great impetus to mining throughout the county New locations are being constantly made, and all show well upon the surface. The La Fortuua mine, recently put in operation, has a 2)-stamp mill running night ami da , and the production of gold averages $75,000 per month. This mine is situated about 30 miles southwes't of the village of Yuma. Rich gold, discoveries hav: also been made in Castle Dome., llarqua Ilala, Centennial, Palomas, Pot Holes, and other mining dis tricts, and, although the mining c look in the county was never better, still ...ot ol the silver and lead mines are idle, owiuj; to the low valua of these metals. VALLEYS OF THE COLORADO AND GILA. In the valleys of the Col. rado and the Gila rivers there is roc in foi thousands. It is not too much to say that nowhere within the limits of this broad Unioa can be found a more desirable region for the making of ti home. No laborious clearing of the laud is cqaired; it lies almost-ready for the plow. Tn-es and shrubbery hav so rapid a growth that within eighteen months the immi's-ant ean surround hi3 abode with attract:cs which wouh1 require years to n ature in less favored climates. Fruits ripen and are ready for market a. full mouth before the California produce. The bright sunshine makes life a luxury , and the pure dry atmos phere brings health to all wki inhale it. For the establishment of colonies, "such as are made in sonthern California, Arizona pre sents unrivahd opportunities Thousands of acres now profitless can be made produc tive by tiie coa-truction of irrigating ditches, ami there is no investment which assures larger or mote permanent returns. The statement in this article on Yuma county are not exaggerated; in fact the- fall short of doing justice in this wonderful bit of country. Pineapples, dates, almonds ami walnuts will do wed. Strawberries, rasp berries, blackberries, cu rants, gooseberries, and all varieties of small fruits can be suc cessfully cultivated. Indeed, Yuma County is not only the natural home of the citrus aud semi tropical fruits, as almost every fruit, nut. plant, grain, grass, or vegetable which ca:: le produced in either tropic of temperate zones wUl thrive in the rich and fertile soils. With th bright prospects ahead of the town of Yama and Yuma County there can be no better investment for capital seeicing large and remunerative returns than is af forded here. With a matchless climate, where ah forms of disease known to the damp and rigorous regions of the east and north are unknown, where the bright sun shine kisses into bloom and fragrance every form of vegetation, and where ,he clear da'? aud cool aud balmy nights are one long-continued poem of happincds and delight, we can offer to capitalists an idea! field for in vestment aud to home seekers a veritable paradise in which to settle. ABIZOXA. Its Attractions and Advantages as si Place of Residence in Witiier. Whitclaw Reid. owner t..id editor of the .ew ion; irvmve, v no uas epeui tue la3t ' .... ' : two wiuters in Arizona for his health. writes entertainingly ami in- j structively concerning that part of the f and niiniiifj claims, and deul in liefiotia country. Mr. Keid nays: thms of .t'.l kinds, options and bonds; to So many questions are asked about Ari- report on mines and undertake negotia '.oiift as a pHce for winter residence, and j tioiis of any nature, upon commis.-ion or here appears to he such a dearth f pre- i othei vri.-e; to enter into contracts for ti e ise information amonu many who are j con-truciion ami operation of railroads; to it. lly interested, that ft eems almost bu-v beH- own a,,d 0Pc,rat tl!l ki ol .nl.li.. ,h,ur ;n m k:.i.f stores for the sale of general merchaudi-e, form, a few facts of personal observation. WKATHER. During a live months' residence in outhern Arizona in winte.- there n-uh but ! me day when ihe oat her made it actually inpieatatit for me to take exercise in the pen air at some time or ether during the lay. Of course there were a good many lays which a weather observer would de -c-ribeas "cloudy,"' and some that were 'eho-very; but during these rive months :rom No-ember. 1S9-3, to May, I89li,) here were-only four days when we did not iave brilliant sunshine at some time dur tig the day. Even more than Egypt, any t here north of Luxor, Arizona is the laud i sunshine. As to details: Tajil'KKATURE. I have seen the thermometer mark 92 iegrees in the shade on my north piazza in tiarch. On the other hand, we had frosts A'hich killed young orange trees, and there vere several nights when thiri ice formed. The government reports nhow a mean temperature for fourteen years at the pres ent territorial capital of 57i degrees ia November, 53 degrees in Decern bor, 10 dc 3 Trves in February, bpril! The s.lnieM-eports show the highest and lowest tumporatnre3, averaged tor eight yMrs, at the same place, as : follows: For November 78 degrees and 42 degrees, December 73 degrees and oG degrees, January 05 degrees and 32 degrees, Feb ruary 71 degrees and 35 de toes. March SI degrees and 41 degree and April SG degrees and 46 degrees. The nights throughout the winter are apt to be cool enough for open wood fires, and for blankets. Half the time an overcoat is not needed during the day, but it is never prudent for a stranger to be without one at hand. AIR. The atmosphere is singularly clear, tome and dry. I have never seen it clearer anywhere in the world. It seems to have about the same bracing and exhilarating nualities as the air of the Great Sahara in Northern Africa, or of the deserts about Mount Sinai, in Arabia Petraea. It is much drier than m the parts of Morocco, Algiers or Tunis usually visited, and drier than any part of the Valley of the Kile north of the First Cataract. It seems to mc about the same in quality as the air on the ImIc between Assouan ana v auy Haifa, but somewhat cooler. . ARIZONA. Arizona, stands at tiie threshold of sn era of wonderful social and industrial de velopment. There can't be a doubt about the fact. The dawn for which she has w aited so lonsr is brcakinir at last. There ia every promise of a day of great proa perity and permanent upbuilding just be fore her. The impulse of a new and ener giving hope is visible everywhere among her people, while the cumulative effect of many things, which mode but sn.ull im pression as they transpired siugly, is now commanding for her a full share of atteu tion and interest abroad among home- seekers and capitalists. A lively competition has sprung up for the possession of things which have hereto fore gone a-begging for ow nership. There is a scramble for franchises. Nothing more surely indicates a great industrial awaken in" than this. The rates of interest arc falling to moderate figures. Nothing more surely indicates confidence and competition among the mouey lend rs than this. Arizona has reached that climacticer period which every western stiite has ex perienccd sometime in its history when after long and weary struggle and doubt with each side of the balance lirst up aud then dow n, the clouds of despondency have suddenly rolled away, and a suninrt.t of encrgiaiug hope has thrilled the droop ing spirits of the people to greater and braver endeavor thnn before. For the last tw elve years the subsidence of the gt cat Tombstone boom and the com pletion of two transcontinental lines of railroad across her territor: Arizona haa rather dropped out of public attention, but in that time she has been quietly ac cumulating a fund of substantial wealth unit a force of moral character which qualify her now to rise up aud take her destiny in herow n hands. The population of Arizona is Mexican. This is a mistake of great importance frou the moral poiut of view. There is but one coiiMdcrahlc center of Mexican population in the territory, the citv ot Tucson, aud e en there it is not by any means at pres ent the predominating element. It thiuU ltisceitain that nzoua has nut .to-day nearly o large a Mexican population as Colorado and not:.lnve one-tenth as much as New Mexico.- -"Fitz-ilac," in Denver New s. AETIoLEB OF UC0RP0RATI05 OF ' THE DEL MGB7E-0PH.R GOLD MiHES C03SPAMY. We, Stephen W. D.uvey and William II. Reynolds, 'desiring to incorporate ourselve under the provisions of the Laws of the Territory of Arizona, and especially an act ol the Legislative Assembly thereof, enti tled "An Act Concerning Corporations," approved March 8th, 1897, for the purpose of engaging in tiie lawful enterprise, busi-ne.- pursuits and occupation hereinafter specified, h make, subscribe and acknowl edge according to law, these Articles of Incorporation, and declare, I. The name assumed bv this Corporation, and by which it shall be known, is THh, DEL MONTE - OPillR GOLD MINE COMPANY, and the time ol the com mencement of this Company shall be tin day of the liling of these Articles in the office of the County Recorder of the County of Yuma, Territory of Arizona, and the tenninat on thereof shall be twenty-live C2o) years thereafter. . 11. The enterprise, business pursuits and occupation in which this Company pro poses to engage is that of acquiring by purchase, or in any other lawful manner, niine and mining claims mining stocks. , i ! . i i vi oiks, as works, electrical works, street railwavs and other commercial enternrises: t), develop, operate and maintain mines mining n.aehinery, steam and electrical appliance.-) or devices; to operate mills and Siiieiter for the reduction of all kinds ol ore; to aciuirc bv nttrcnase or otherwise. Iuil siteSi tramways and waler rights, patents, laniis, franchises and all kinds of property, real, personal or mixed; to act as agents, negotiators" and promolors for other corporations or individuals, or on its own account; to deal in bonds, stocks, notes, .patent rights; to act as agents or trustees in beha f of corporations, estates or individuals; to lay out, construct and acquire by purchase, or in any other lawfu manner, and possess, enjoy, operate and u-c franchises from any IState or Territory ol the United States, or any country of the world, or of any County or Munieipal"oi private corporation, wagon roads, canals, mills, factories, houses, capital stock and bonds of corporations, chattels, goods, varc3 and merchandise, choses in action ; to carry on the business of banking in all its branches, borrowing and loaning money, dealing in all kinds of negotiable paper, including promissory notes, morigagcs, real and personal property, stocks, bonds, city, school, ccunty and other warrauts, gold, silver, copper, lead and other kinds of bullion, and ore, bills of exchauge and other evidences of debt, and bankable rstif"-' buvi'itr. mamtfne.turinjt, operating el in ; and dea'ing in all lciiiis of electrical appliances for driving machinery, us mo-i tive power for propelling any and all kinds of mechanical appliances when electricity or other power is applicable; telephone and telegraph lines, and electrical lights; to transact anv and all kinds of business. which may be transacted by an individual : to hold," lue .and enjoy the same, and to alienate, sell, lease, demise and disp'ose of the same, or of any part thereof, as well as of any other property this corporation may possess, be seized of or entitled to, and to hypothecate, mortgage or pledge all or any part of the proj erty of this corporation, or which it may in any manner hereafter acquire, and issue its niortg ges, bonus, j debentures or other written evidences of indebtedness, for the objcct3 and purposes herein stated. The Directors of this Corporation shall have lull power to purchase mines, mining rights, contracts, options, mill sites, lands, franchises, patent rights, or any other property that in their judgment seems for the best interests of the Company to acquire, and use in payment therefor the capital stock of the Company, its mortgage bonds and debentures, or other written evidences of indebtedness, or in cash as they may determine. An Executive Committee may be ap pointed 'by the Roard of Directors irom among its members, which shall have power to do and perform any and all of the duties of the Board of Directors, and all acts ot said Executive Committee shall have the same lorce and effect as if per formed by the Board of Directors. III. The place where the Corporation pro poses to have its principal otlice and place of businos, is in the Village of Yuma, County of Yuma, Territory of Arizona, with a chief branch office in the City of New York, and other ofhees at such places i.s the Board of Directors may establish in London. Paris, Havana, San Juan, and Porto Rico. ' IV- The capital stock of this Company shall be Two Millions of Dollars c?2,000;000 ), divided into Four hundred thousand (400, 000) shares of the par value of Five (?5.00) Dollars each; and the time when and con ditions upon which it is to be paid are as follows: The whole thereof immediately upon making the subscription therefor, and the said stock shall be fully paid up when issued and shall be non-assessable there I'fter, and no personal liability shall be attached to the holders of the stock thereof. V. The amount of the par value of each share of the Capital Stock of this Company shall be Five Dollars f?3.00). Vf. The highest amount of indebtedness or liability, direct or contingent, to which this Company is at any time to be subjected, or subject itself to, is the sum of Five hun died thousand dollars ( $500,000 ). VII. The Stockholders of this Corporation and their private property, shall be exempt from the corporate debts of this Corpora tion. VIII: The affairs of this Corporation are to be and shall be conducted by a Board ol Di rectors, consisting of seven persons who shall be elected annually by the stock holders, at such time and in such manner as shall be prescribed by the By-Laws of this Corporation, and all of whom shall be stockholder, or subscribers to the capi tal stock of this Corporation . The follow ing named persons who are subscribers to the capital stock of this Corporation, shall constitute the Board of Directors of this Corporation, until the lirst Weduesdny after the first Monday in April, 1900, and until their successors, duly qualified, shall be elected or appointed: John P. Jones, Stephen W. Dorsey, James Simmons, J. B. M. Grosvenor, Wil liam II. Reynolds, John II. Carpenter, Joseph L. Redondo. If any Director shall cease to be a stock holder, he. shall cease to he a Director. Vacancies in the Board of Directors shall ue lined oy tne remaining uieiuueis ui "JC Board. Immediately, or as soon as practical, af ter the filing of these Articles in the oflice of the County Recorder of the County of Yuma, the persons hereinbefore named a Directors, to ,erve until the first Wed t e day after the first Monday in April. 1900, shall meet and organize a Board (if Di rectors, adopt By-Laws, and prescribe in said By-Laws the method of calling tin meeliii"r of the Board of Directors or stockholders. A maioritv of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum of .-aid Board for the transaction ot said bus ness,. IX. The Board or Directors of this Corpora tion shall have power to establish By-Laws. and make ah rules and regulations deemed expedient for the management of affairs of this Corporation, and toe officers thereof. and appoint experts, engineer1', attorney-s and other persons to act as agents or repre sentatives of this Company, residing in the United Stales or other countries, fix their sElaries and exercise all powers need ful to conduct its business, in all its orauches. In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and sea s, this loth day of April, 1899. STEPHEN W. DORSEY, (seal) Wm. II. REYNOLDS, (skal) Statu a Cox.jty of New Youk ss Before ..e, Sherman W. brd, a Notary Public in and for the said County and State .(foresaid, on this day personally appeared Stephen W. Dorsey and William II. Rey nolds, personally known to me to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and they and each f them acknowledged to me that they and each of them executed the same for the purposes and considerations therein ex pressed. Given under my hand and seal of oflice, this loth of April. A. D. 1399. SHEUMAN W. FORD, (SEAiii Notary Public, N. Y. Co. My commission expires Mar. 30, 1901. Recorded in Book No. 2 of Bonds and Agreements, page 271, et seq., Records of Yuma CountyArizona Territory. W. E. Mauvik, Recorder; By F. Avila, Deputy Recorder. First pub. May IS, 1399. ARTICLES OF lXCOKPOIlATJON OF THE ARIZONA UNITED COMPANY. COPPER We, F. S. tngalls aud J. T,. Uedondo. desiring to iucoi wrate ourselves uuder the provisions of the 1 vra of the Territory of Arizona, and especially h Act of the Uftslative Asseipy thereof, entitled "An Act Concerning Corporation," approved March Sth; 107, fjr the purpose of enjoins in the lawful enterprise business Hirsftits and occupa tion littrojoaftor specified, do matte, sub&ribe and acknowledge according to UTf, these Articles o! Incorporation, and declare, I. The name assumed by this Corporation, a4 by which it shall be known, is the AhIZONAJTrEl COPPER COMPANY, Aud the time ot the eofii menceiaent of this CoicpftDf ba)l be Um dJ of the filing of these Articles in the offiee of tbeCottv'y Recorder of r be County o'f Yuma, Territoty ofAri Zfinn lil the triinitirSi.M.ui wlutll la'lMHhi. live (26) years thereafter. 4 ., : The enterprise, business pursuits and occupation in wiiich thin Company proposej to engage, is thnt of ajquiring by purchase, or in any othei lawful manner, mines and mining claims, mining stock franchises, industrial enterprises, water works, gas works, electrical works, street railways and other commercial enterprises; to develop, operate and maintain mines and mining claims, and deal in ne gotiation of ail kinds, options and bonds; to report on mine and undertake negotiations of ai:y nature, upon commission or otherwise; to enter into con tracts for the construction and operation of rail roads; to buy, sell, own and operate alt kinds of stores for the sale of general merchaudi-ie, mining' machinery, steam and electrical appliances or de vices; to operate mills and smelters for the reduc tion of all kinds of ore; to acquire by purchase or otherwise, mill sites, tramways and water rights, patents, lands, franchises and all kind, of property, real, peranal or mixed; to act as aente, iieot-.a-tors and promoters for other corporations or indi viduals, er on its own account, to deal in bond, stocks, notes, patent rights; to act as agents or trustees in behalf of corporations, estates or indi viduals; to lay out, construct and acquire by pur chase, or in any other lawful manner, and pose s. enjoy, operate and use f ranch .ses from any State or Territory ot the United States, or any country of the world, or any County or municipal or private corporation, wagon roads, canals-, mills, factories, houses, capital stock; and bonds of corporations, chatters, g-oods, uarej, merchandise, chores in ac tion; to carry on the business of banking iu ail its branches, borrowing and loaning money, dealing in all kinds of negotiable paper, including prom issory huics, mortgirfs, real and personal property, stocks, bond?, city, i-chool, comity aud other w.tr raiits, gold, silver, cupper, lead and other kinds of bulli jii, and ore, hU ot exchange aud other evi dences of debt, and baukablu papur; buying manu facturing, operating seding and dealing in all kinds of electrical appliances for driving machinery, as motive power :ur propelling any and all kinds of mechanical appliances when electricity or other power is applicable; telephone and telegrtph lines, and electrical 1 ghU; to transact any and all kinds of bu;i.css wiiich nuy be transacted by a Tindi viiiuat, to hold, use and eujy the same, and to alienate, sell, le.ue, demise aud dispose of the same, or any part tliercof, a.i well as of any oluer property this Corporation m;iy pos.sc&i, be seized of or en titled to, aud to hypothecate, mortgage or pledge tJl or any part of tut. property of this Corporation or which is m .y in any manner hereafter acquire, and isut its mor.g-.ges, bunds, debentures of oilier written evidences of indebtedness, for the objects and purposes herein stated. The uiruntors of this Corporation shall have full power to purchase miiies, mining rignts, con tracts, options, iu.il sites, lauds, franchises, patent nghts, or any other property that in their judg ment seems for the best interests of the Company to acquire, ami use in payment therefor the capital . cu of the Company, its mortgage bonds and ueiitures, or other written evkleuc-.s of indebted ness, or in cash as tiiey may determine. - An executive eoiUMiittee may tin appointed by the Uoarti ot Directors from amutig i.s niemuers, lnch shall have power to do aud penorm any auJ all of thu duties of the Heard of Iirctors, and all act of said executive committee shall have the same force aud erfeut as if performed by the Board of D.recturs. III. The ilace where the Corporation proposes to have its principal oiiicc and place of business, is in tho Vili-ge of Yuma, County of Yuma, Turriiory of A ii 20H.1, with a chiof l.ran.'ti othce in the icy of jNew York,-am! other olttces at such places as the Buarxt et directors may establish in London, Paris, Havana, ban Juan and I'orto ltuo. IV. Thu capital stock of thin Company shall be Two Million, five Hundred Thousand Uellars, AV3 . Ojo ). divided into forty thousand eigat y. oiiit, (3 ptr ctnt) preierr.d shares of tue par v..!ue ot nvctity-tive Dollars i $25 tO) each, uid ixty Tiiou aud l8j,uuoJ common shares of the par vame ot 'i'weiity-iive Dollars SA.twJ each; and the time when anJ conditions upon vrhich it is to be paid areas follows: The wuole thereof iuimtdiate.y up o making subscription thereior, and the said &tock shall be fully paid up wuen issued and shall be non-aosetiftiblM tiatrcaiter, and no personal liability shall be attached to the holders of the s-oct there jf. V. The amount of the par value of each share of the ramtn: t nf this fiomnaiiv shall he lVentv-five r Uoilars 25 00. VI. The highest amount f indebtedness r liability, direct or contingent, to which this C.ntpuny i-at any time to be subjected, or to subject itself, is the sum of One Million iralbus Ltfl.Oui'.OJOJ. VI i. The Stockholders of this Corporation and their private property shall be exempt from the corpor ate debts ot this CorporaiiAa. Till. The affairs of this Corperstioa are to be and shall be conducted by Board of Directors, consisting of seven persom who sh.dl be elected annually by the stte.chOiders, at such tint - and in such manner as shall be prescribed by the By-Laws of this torpor atiun, and all of whom shall be stockholders, or subscribers to, the eaphal stock of this Corpora tion. Th; following named persons who are sub scribers u the capital stock of this Corporatio-i, shall constitute the Hoard of Directors of this Cor poration, until the hrst Wednesday afUr the first .Monday iu April, ItkO, and until their successors, duly qualified, shall be elected or appointed: Frank sJ. lngalls, Claus V. Meeden, II. A. Kirk ham, B. L. Meeden, J. L. Kedonoo, James bim- iuons, J. II . Carpenter. If any Director shalL cease to be a stockholder, he shall cease to be a Director. Vacancies iu the Hoard of Directors shall be rilled by the remainin; members of the iiosud. Immediately, or as soon as practical, after the fil iug of ttiee articles in the office of the ounty iie- corderof the Count) of nraa the ptrons Herein. beiore named as iirector, to servo until the lirst Wednesday af ur the tirt Mouday in April, 190, s.iidl met and orgariae a Hoard of Directors, adapt Uy-Lttws, and prescribe in said liy-haws the method of calling the meeting of the Board of Directors or stockholders. A majority 61 the Baard of D irectors shall cor.sti- t. tea q.ioriini of said Board fur the transaction of aid biiaiuess. IX. The Board of Directors of this Corporation shall have power to establish By Laws, and ma.;e all rules aarl regulations deemed expedient for the maiiagc- uieutof affairs of this Corporation, ami theoiRcers thereof, aiKi appjint experts, eng n ers, uttor eys and otiier ierons, to act as agtnts or reprvscuta- tives of this Company, residing in ihe United State or other countries, fix their salaries and exercise all powers needful to conduct its business, in all Its branches. In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seal, this 20tii day of March, 1300. F. 9 IN- ALL , SEAL J. L. REDONDO, (SEAL Teiuitory or Armonu, K tounty of Yum.. 1 Befoie me, C. II. Biinley, clerk of the District Court of the Third Judicial District ut the Territory of Arizona, in and for the County of Yuma, on this day personally appeared F. S. lngalls and J. L. Ke dondo, known to me to be the persons w hose names are subscribed to the forturoing instrument, and thev acknowledged to me that the- executed the same for the purposes therein expressed . Oi en under my band and seal of said Court tuis 20th day of March, A. D. ISM. IJ. 11. ISM! LK, seal Clerk of said Court. Recorded iu Book No. 1 of i too sand Agreements, ; page-Sal, etseq., ttecordeof Yuma 'ounty, Aiizona Territory. W. . fcU&m, Beeordcr. by Frask AviM.-DeBOty Recorder. Ristpuflb.MayW, 1398 ARTICLES' OF IXUORPOlt ATlta: OF THE LaBrande Copper Com pasiy. - KNOV ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENT'S"" Tint vre, Frank Uedondo and J. L. Kedondo, citi ze :3 of "tho United States of America, have this duv as -x-teted ourselves together for the purpose of for iinS oration Under and by virtue of the la of the TLrritory of Arizona, and hereby adopt th lollowing Articles of incorporation, namtaj-. FIBST. That the name of tho Corporators arc Frank Re dondo and J.L. Kedondo; that the name of the Corporation shall be tho LA GRANDii COPPER COM I ANY; that the principal place for the trans action of the business of said Corporation is and shall be the town of Yum.i, ia Yuma county, Ter ritory of Arizona, with branch olliees at sueh other places as the Board of Directors may front time to time designate. SECOND. The general nature of the business proposed to be transacted by said Corporation i3 mining cop per, gold, silver and all other metals and in the furtherance of that object to buy, sell, lease, bond, develop and operate mines, smelter?, mining claims mills, cyanide plants, pumps, saw mills,, coal mines, coke ovens; to buy, sell, lease, bc-ad, construct, maintain and operate canals, ditches, Humes, reservoirs, wells, pipe lines and all other equipments necessary or incidental to the develop ment of water and po.rcr for mining, milling and domestic purposes; to obtain by purchase or other wise mill, building and townsites; to erect thereon all necessary buildings for its own use or taront; shafts, mills, smelters, concentrators, crushers and ail kinds of machinery, apparatus or contrivance necessary or useful in reducing ores and extract ing the values therefrom; to buy, own, lease, bond, construe-:, maintain and operate railroads, wagon roads, electric roads, tramways, or auy other agency adapted to the convevance of ores freight material of any kind as well as passengers; to own, control, buy and sell patents or other inventions in any way relating to tho mining business; to carry on and maintain a general merchantile busi ness, or to grant exclusive rights to others to do so on the premises of the Corporation; to borrow money, issue bonds and to mortgage, pledge or otherwise dispose of any or all of its property; to acquire both real and perse nal property of any and every sort, to buy and sell the same, to consolidate its property with other corporations; and to do and to perform in any and all acts and things necess aiy to do or in any manner incidental to the car rying out of all the purposes hereinbefore speci fied. THIRD. The amount of the capital stock of said Corpora tion shall he one milliou t31.C00.0G0) dollars, divid ed into one million (1,000,000) shares of the par- value of one dollar per share. All or any part of said stock may be issued at any time by the Board of nircctors in paymtnt for property conveyed or assigned to said Corporation, or for services ren dered, or upon subscription at par for cash, pro vided, how ver, that no part or portion of said stock shall oe fully paid up and when so issued by said Board of Directors said stock shall be non asstssable and no personal liability shall attach to the hol ler thereef. FOURTH. That the Corporate existence of said Corporation shall commence upon the day and date of the HI in r of these Articles of Incorporation in the office of the County Recorder of Vuma County, Arizona. Territory, and shall terminate twenty-five years thereafter. FIFTH. That the affairs of said Corporation shall be man aged by a Board of five (5) Directors. The first Board of Directors shall consist of Joseph L. Re dondo, C V. ilccden, S. Redondo, B. L. Meeden and James Simons, who shall hold their offices fer a period of one year from the date of these article are recorded or until their successors are duly elected and qualified. At the expiration of the year above stated or sooner if the stockholders elect a new Board of Directors shall be elected by the stockholders of fcaid Corporation at its regular annual meeting. Said annual meeting to be held on the second Monday in October ot each year in the town of Yuma, Territory of Arizona. SIXTH. The officers of said Corpotntiou shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as the Board of Directors may from time to time de termine. The President, and Vice President shall be members of the Board of Directors, and no Dl recto shall hold office nho is not a bona fide stock holder of record in said Corporation. In theeveLt of the death, resignation or disability of any Di rector the remaining members of the Board of Directors may fill the vacaiicy by tho election of some stockholder. SEVENTH. That the highest amount of indebtedness said Corporation shall at any time create shall not ex ceed the sum of Two hundred thousand (20O,000 dollars. EIGHTH. That f 11 private property of the stockholders la said ( crp ation sha'll be exempt fiom any and all Lab, ityjr corporate debts. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hu.ds aud seals this, the 10th day of January, A. D. 1SU1). FRANK REDONDO, SKU, J.L REDONDO, seal Tesritobt or Arizosa, ) County of Yuma.)88 Before me, C. H. Brinley, Clerk ef the Distriet Court of the 3rd Judicial District or the Territory of Arizona, in and for the County of Yuma, on this day personally appeared before me Frank Redondc and J. L. 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