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5 .. - , , .T-r" mil CQintfTY, ion, Climate, and Varied FAIR ARJJgQNA'S A Uriel' Statement 61" Facts Selling Forth the Many Advantages Inducements offered by Yuma County as a i'lacc of Residence. A white man first set foot on what is now Ynma County in 1771. It is the southwest division of the Territory, and one of the four original counties of the Ter ritory.. Many great reclamation projects arc however on foot, and in a few years ex pect to see Yama County rated as the richest in the Territory. The first glimpse the traveler from Cali fornia catches of Arizona is that of the picturesque town of Ynma, which is snugly situated in the emhraco of gentle rolling hills, upon whose crests and sides tli modern homes of onr superior civilization are crowding the adohe dwellings into Vernal oblivion. Yuma is the gateway o .-xrizona, the new empire of the West, upon whose undeveloped riches the eyes of the country are at present turned, and as such, a is bound to grow and prosper with a rapidity that at present can hardly be re alized. But coupled with her geographi cal position we find that she is the center of a country whose agricultural possibili ties are practically unlimited, being sur rounded by a soil the fertility of which exxecds that of the delta of the Nile, and wanting oaly water to become a paradise of bloom. Billions of gallons of that precious fluid have annually gone to waste at Yuma's very doors, but already a reaction is taking place and" many enterprises are on foot to supply the life-giving waters of the yellow Colorado to the thirsty earth. RIVERS OF YUMA COUNTY. In regard to climate, healthfuluess, fer tility and productiveness of noil, facilities for cultivation, irrigation and abundance of water supply, variety of resources and cheap transportation by mil and by water, no part of Arizon can surpass Yuma county, which is destined to become one of lichest and most prosperous comities in Arizona. It lies between 32 00' and 34 20' north t;f,J.9 112 '20' and 114 40' west longitude. It contains 6.488,320 acres. It r.8 about as large as the States of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Delaware com bined, or as large as either New Hampshire, Vermont or Massachusetts. The R-estern boundary of Yuma County ib formed by the Colorado river, which separates Arizona from California.. The county is bounded on the north by Williams Fork and the Santa Maria river, whose waters flow into the Colorado; on the east bv the counties of Pima, Maricopa and Yavapai, and on the south by Sonora, nTevJen. Its countv scat is the town of Yuma. The Colorado river drains the entire ter Titory of Arizona, and every drop oi water which falls on its mountains and plaius finds its way to this mighty river. It is formed by the union of the Green and Grand rivers, fed by the streams which rise in the Rocky Mountains, and the melt ing snows cause a greater depth of water in this rivor m summer than in winter, thus furnishing the most water at the season when it is most required for the purposes f irrigation and agriculture, it will be seen that for the entire distance iong its western boundary, Yuma County posst.ses the great advantage, of cheap water transportation. The Gila river rises in the western part of New Mexico and is fed by numerous streams, among the most prominent of which are the San Pedro, Aijua Fria, Ilas sayampa and Salt rivers. It flows west through Yuma County and empties into the Colorado at the town of Yuma. -Iiiia uuuuty, traversed by these great xivers from its northern to its southern, and from its eastern to its western bound aries, possesses a far greater water supply than any other county in tlie, Territory, and far more than can be found in all Cali fornia. This water is now being diverted from its natural channels by means of numerous large irrigating canals, and utilized for the purpose of reclaiming and irrigating the immense tracts of lands which lie in this favored country, and which are as fertile as any in the world. The Southern Pacific Railroad crosses the Colorado river at the town of Yuma and runs through the county, following the genorol course, and at an average distance tii about four miles south, of the Gila river, rendering ail the lauds susceptible of irri gation and cultivation, can find an easy outlpt in this way and can be transported o all the maikcts arid centers of population iii the liast or West. -Another competing railroad is projected from San Diego, California, to tl e town of Yi'ina, and thence along the north side j of the Gila river. Thus i uina County will nave exceptional railroad advantages. THECLIMATJJ OF YUMA. I Tbo2iit "f Yitnia tor nine months of j the year has no equal, aa we lielieve. iii the j warhl, and ''wring tle remaining three gtauiits of the yea, comprising June, July. ifl ARUBt, tlio hent is not oppressive Jiii though the thei inotneter in mid-siun-mt-.v may ar times rise above 100, and oc oioiMi!!y c on reach i'ot ouhtg to the h& noe of moisture in the air, it is iret ojtpreseivi'. The atmosphere is pure, tight mmA imlmy. When the mercury marks --he hiMxtie"H! of heat, a person noes not i Uul otioii r dehility whh-h is xg ii i 7vvwrH Wcn the re- ' ME Rivers, and Hany Offerings of BANNER . COUNTY. and enry is ranging from S0 to 00". The air is so dry that perspiration is absorbed as soon as it reaches the surface of the body, and at no time in the summer does the heat produce any discomfort. THE VILLAGE OF YUMA. Although the town of Yuma is the second oldest community in the Territory of Ari zona, it is astonishing how little its re sources are known to the world at large, and how slightly developed is the natural wealth of the county. This is owing partly to Yuma's reputation for unbearable heat, and partly to the fact that, lying next to Cali fornia, is has been assumed that the county has been thoroughly prospected for mineral wealth, and prospectors have, in the main, kept the traveled highways in crossing its Territory. As a matter of fact one suffers less from the heat here than in almost all of the settled communities of the east, owing to the dryness of the atmosphere, and there is no healthier climate on God's footstool. People labor out of door from the rising to the setting 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 time, never fails to cure pulmonary complain of any description. Disease such as smalipcx, cholera, etc., rarely visit us, and then only in a very mild form, and are never fatci ex cept through the perversity of patients. Contrary to the belief of the uninformed, the dry heat of the summer months i es pecially conducive to good health and ex ceptional vigor, acting naturally upon the human system with the same effect as the artificial result of a Turkish bath purefy ing and renovating it. As a further matter of fact, this county has never been even superficially suspected, and it is oulj now that people are beginning to searcli its hills with any degree of systematic enthusiasm for thb mineral wealth hiddon there. Ow ing to the falling off in the price of silver, deposits of gold only are being sought for; and the present 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 devcloument 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. New and rich placers are constantly heing discovered, and shipments of pi: cer gold from this point through Well.- Fargo & Co.'s Express, are steadily increasing in valaa. "Prom a mining standpoint Yuma County is rapidly leading the Territory, and yet as far as that industry is concerned, this section 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 and vigor. Money is being attracted in this direction, and on all sides can be distinguished that indefin able stir which is thepiccursor of an indus trial awakening. Even within these last two years of financial stringency and de pression there has been a steady if slow in- i crease in agricultural development and wealth. A greater area of old farms has been put under cultivation, and new lands have been inclosed and new fields started, A large section of Blaisdell Heights has been planted to fruit trees; field of cereals and alfalfa have been added to the cultivated area on the Colorado river below town; the lands lying under tho Mohawk and Farmer's 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 shubbcry to a more than appreciable extent. Altogether we may feel proud of our progress during these last months of business depression and discouragement. It speaks well foi the in dustry and pluck of our people, and the showing made constitutes the best evidence of the merits of our soil and climate and the richness of our mineral resources. Nature has done everything for our county, and all 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 thai will last and endure forever. Some three years ago, through tlie energy of H. W. Blaisdell, the Yuma Water and Light Company was incorporated, and by means of its large pumping plant, at the foot of 2L. hi street, the town is abundantly supplied with water atfreasonublc rates, and there have grown into existence new ami large :anlons and orchards. MINES. There is no aoction of tlie United States. or probably of the earth, more rich in min eral wealth than the County of Yuma. Al the country north, east'aud south of Ynnsr lies iiieetly within the main gold belt thai commences in Alaska and ends in Mexico From tlie Sun bVmai-dino mountains ii California tj the Sonora Iioundftry line thr mountains and hills are exceptional' rich i; tlie precious metal, as though demonstrating the t henry rtltn advanced that the riohesi uW mine ait: lound boulviing the" Mx o" extinct oceans. The great Colorado desert was once an inland sea, cut off centuries and perhaps ages ago from the main ocean, leav ing its waters to evaporate in this intense heat. Throughout all thf country border ing the desertk including this section, lich mines are being constantly discovered, and some of recent location arc already produc ing immense profits. In the neighborhood of Yuma, claims exceedingly rich on the surface are daily being located, and all signs portend a great mining boom for this county which will culminate as early as the coming fall in an inroad of much capital. Experts are arriving every week and mines are being bonded at more than heavy prices. It seems wonderful to believe that all this min eral wealth has been lying at our very doors for so many years without a taker, but the tendency of prospectors is to go a long dis tance off into strange lands rather than to seek for mines in a county as old as Yuma County and so accessible. The greater the distance, the hardship, and the danger, the greater the fascination for the prospector. Distance seems indeed, to lend enchant ment to the view. So it is that this county is almost a virgin field for the mine hunter, and now with the few hundreds searching in its mountains its mineral secrets are still in effect secrets, for thousands upon thousands might be waudcr- 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 urjon the surface. The La Fortuna mine, recently put in operation, has a 2)-stamp mill running night and day, and the production of gold averages $75,000 per month. This mine is situated about 30 miles southwest of the village of Yuma. Rich gold discoveries have also been made in Castle Dome, Harqua Hala, Centennial, I'alonias, Pot Holes, and other mining dis tricts, and, although the mining or look hi tho county was never better, still uost oi the silver and lead mines are idle, owing to the low value of these metals. VALLEYS OF THE COLORADO AND GILA. In the valleys of the Colorado and the Gila rivers there is room for thousands. It is not too much to say that nowhere within the limits of this broad Union can be found a more desirable region for the making of a home. No laborious clearing of the land is rcqaired; it lies almost ready for the plow. Trees and shrubbery have so rapid a growth that within eighteen months the immigrant can surround his abode with attractrcis which would, require years to mature in less favored climates. Fruits ripen and are ready for market a full mouth before the California products. The bright sunshine makes life a luxury, and the pure dry atmos phere brings health to all who inhale it. For the establishment of colonies, such as are made in southern .California, xVrizona pre sents unrivaled opportunities. Thousands of acres now profitless can be made produc tive by the construction of irrigating ditches, and there is no investment which assures larger or more permanent returns. The statement in this article on Yuma county arc not exaggerated; in fact the' fall short of doing justice in this wonderful bit of country. Pineapples, dates, almonds and waluuts will do well. Strawberries, rasp berries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, and all varieties of small fruits can be suc cessfully cultivated. Indeed, Yuma County is not only the natural home of the citrus and semitropical fruits, as almost every fruit, nut, plant, grain, grass, or vegetable which can be produced in either tropic of temperate zones will thrive in the rich and fertile soils. With the bright prospects ahead of the town of Yuma and Yuma County there can be no better investment for capital seeiring 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 the clear days and cool and balmy nights are one long-continued poem of happiness and delight, we can offer to capitalists an ideal field for in vestment and to home seekers a veritable paradise in which to settle. ARIZONA. Its Attractions and Advantages as a Place of Residence in Winter. Whitelaw Reid. owner aud editor of the New York Tribune, who has spent the last two winters in Arizona for the benefit of his health, writes entertainingly and in structively concerning that part of the country. Mr. Reid says: So many questions are asked about Ari zona as a place for winter residence, and there appears to be such a dearth of pre cise information among many who are vitally interested, that it seems almost a public duty, to set down, in the simplest form, a few facts of personal observation. WEATHKR. During a five months' residence in Southern Arizona in winter there was but one day when the weather made it actually unpleasant for me to take exercise in the open air at some time or other during the lay. Of course there wore a good many days which a weather observer would de scribe as "cloudy," and some that were "showery; but during these five months (from No1 ember, 1S93, to May, 1S96',) there were only four days when we did not have brilliant sunshine at some time dur ing the day. Even more than Egypt, any where north of Luxor, Arizona is the laud jf sunshine. As to details: temperature. I have scon the thermometer mark 92 legrccs in the shade on my north piazza in darch. On the other hand, we had frost3 vhich killed young orange trees, and there verc several nights when thin ice formed. The government reports show a mean temperature for fourteen years at the pres ent territorial capital of 57 degrees in November, 53 degrees in December,-49 de crees in January, 51 degrees in February, 1 devices in March and- iii! degrees iii April. The same reports show tlie hignesc and lowest teriiperatures, averaged for eight years, at the same place, as follows: For November 7S degrees and 42 degrees, December 73 degrees and 30 degrees, January G5 degrees and 32 degrees, Feb ruary 71 degrees and 3o de rees. March 81 degrees and 41 degrees and April S6 degrees and 46 degrees. The nights throughout the winter are- apt to be cool enough for open wood fires, and for blankets. Half tho 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, tonic and dry. I have never seen it clearer anywhere in the world. It seems to have about the same braciug and exhilarating qualities 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 in the parts of Morocco, Algiers or Tunis usually visited, and drier than any part of the Valley of the Nile north of the First Cataract. It seems to me about tlie same in quality as the air on the Nile between Assouau and Wady Halfa, but somewhat cooler. ARIZONA. Arizona stands at the threshold of an era of wouderfnl social and industrial de velopment. There can't be a doubt about the fact. The dawn for which she has waited so ions' is breaking at last. There is every promise of a day of great pros perity and permanent upbuilding just be fore her. The impulse of a new and ener gizing hope is visible everywhere among her people, while the cumulative effect of many things, which made but small im pression as they transpired singly, is now commanding for her a full share of atten 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 ownership. There is a scramble for franchises. Nothing more surely indicates a great industrial awaken ing than this. The rates of interest are 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 state has ex pcrienced sometime in its history when, after long and weary struggle and doubt, with each side of the balance first up and then down, the clouds of despondency have suddenly rolled away, and a sunburst of energizing hope has thrilled the droop ing spirits of the people to greater -and braver endeavor than before. For the last twelve years the subsidence of the great Tombstone boom and the com pletion of two transcontinental lines of railroad across her territory Arizona has ratiisr dropped out of public attention, but in that time she has been quietly ac cumulating a fund of substantial wealth and a force of moral character which qualify her now to rise up and take her destiny in her own hands. The population of Arizona is Mexican. This is a mistake of great importance from the moral point of view. There is but one considerable center of Mexican population in the territory, the city of Tucson, and even there it is not by any means at pres ent the predominating element. It think it is certaiu that Arizona has not to-day nearly so large a Mexican population as Colorado and not above one-tenth as much as New Mcxico.--"Fitz-Mac," in Denver News. ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE DEL M0MTE-0PHIR GOLD IVIINES COMPANY. We, Stephen Y. Dorsey and William H. Reynolds, desiring to incorporate ourselves under the provisions of the Laws of the Territory of Arizona, and especially an act of the Legislative Assembly thereof, enti tled "An Act Concerning Corporations," approved March 8th, 1897, for the purpose of engaging in the lawful enterprise, busi ness pursuits and occupation hereinafter specified, do make, subscribe and acknowl edge according to law, these Articles of Incorporation, and declare, I. The name assumed by this Corporation, and by which it shall be known, is THE DEL MONTE - OPI1I11 GOLD MINES COMPANY, and the time of the com mencement of" this Company shall be the day of the filing of these Articles in the ofhee of the County Recorder of the County of Yuma, Territory of Arizona, and the termination thereof shall be twenty-five C25) years thereafter. II. 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, mines and mining claims, mining stocks, 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 negotia tions of all kinds, options and bonds; to report on mines and undertake negotia tions of any nature, upon commission or otherwise; to enter into contracts for the construction and operation of railroads; to buy, sell, own and operate all kinds of stores for the sale of general merchandise, minimi machinery, steam and electrical appliances or devices; to operate mills and smelters for the reduction of all kinds of ore; to acquire by purchase or otherwise, mill sites, tramways and water rights, patents, lands, franchises and all kinds of property, real, personal or mixed; to act as agents, negotiators and promotors far other corporations or individuals, or on its own account; to deal in bonds, stocks, notes, patent rights; to act as agents or trustees in behalf of corporations, estates' or individuals; to lay out, construct and acquire by purchase, or in any other lawful manner, and possess, enjoy, operate and use franchises from any State or Territory of the United States, or any country of the world, or of any County or Municipal or private corporation, wagon roads, canals, mills, factories, houses, capital stock and bonds of corporations, chattels, goods, wares and merchandise, choses in action; to carry on the business of banking in all ita branches, borrowing and loaning money, dealing in all kinds of negotiable paper, including promissory notes, mortgages, real and personal property, stocks, bonds, city, school, county and other warrants, gold, silver, copper, lead and other kinds of bullion, and' ore, bills of exchange and other evidences of debt, and bankable paper; buying. manufacturing, operating, selling and dealing in all kinds of electrical appliances for driving machinery, as mo tive power for propelling any and all kinds of mechanical appliances when electricity or other power is applicable; telephone arid telegraph lines, aud electrical lights; to transact any and all kinds of business which may be transacted by an individual; to hold, use and enjoy the same, and to alienate, sell, lease, demise and dispose 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 property of this corporation, or which it may in any manner hereafter acquire, and issue its mortgages, bonds, debentures or other written evidences of indebtedness, for the objects and purposes herein stated. The Directors of this Corporation shall have full 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 Board of Directors Ironi 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 of said Executive Committee shall have the same force and effect as if per formed by the Board of Directors. III. The place where the Corporation pro poses to have its principal oliice and place of business, is in the Village of Yuma, County of Yuma, Territory of Arizona, with a chief branch oliice in the City of New York, and other offices at such places as 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 (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 after, 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 C $5.00) . VI. 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 dred thousand dollars (?500,000). VII. The Stockholders of this Corporation' and their private propeit, 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 of Dir 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 stockholders, or subscribers to tlie 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 first Wednesday 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 H. Reynolds, John H. Carpenter, Joseph L. Redondo. If any Director shall cease to be a stock holder, he shall cease to be a Director. Vacancies in the Board of Directors shall be filled by the remaining members of the Board. -Immediately, or as soon as practical, af ter the filing of these Articles in the office of the County Recorder of the County of Yuma, the persons hereinbefore named as Directors, to serve until the first Wednes day after the first Monday in April, 1900, shall meet and organize a Board of Di rectors, adopt By-Laws, and prescribe in said By-Laws the method of calling the nieetins: of the Board ot Directors or stockholders. A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum of said Board for the transaction of said business. IX. The Board of Directors of this Corpora tion shall have power to establish By-Laws, and make all rules and regulations deemed expedient for the management of affairs of this Corporation, and the officers thereof, and appoint experts, engineers, attorneys and other persons to act as agents or repre sentatives of this Company, residing in the United States or other countries, fix their salaries and exercise all powers need ful to conduct its business, in all its branches. In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals, this 15th day of April, 1899. STEPHEN W. DORSEY, (seal) Wm. H. REYNOLDS, (seal) State akd County of New York -ss Before me, Sherman W. Ford, a Notary Public in and for the saidCountj and State aforesaid, on this day personally appeared Stephen W. Dorsey and William H. Rey nolds, personally known to me to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and they and each of 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 office, this 15th of April, A. D. 1899. SHERMAN W. FORD, (seal') ."Notary rublic, 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 County, Arizona Territory. W. E. Mabvin, Recorder; By F. Avila, Deputv Recorder. First pub. May 13, 1899.. VRTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE ARIZONA UNITED COPPER COMPANY. Wc, F. S. Ingalls anil J. L. Redondo, desiring' to incorporate ourselves under the provisions of the tawsof the Territory of Arizona, and especially an Act of the Legislative ASsamply thereof, entitled "An Act Concerning Corporations," approved March 8th, 139", for the purpose of engaging in the lawful enterprise.- business pursuits aud occupa tion hereinafter specified, do make, subscribe and acknowledge according1 to law, these Articles of Incorporation, and declare, r. The name assumed by this Corporation, and by which it shall be known, is the AkIZONA UNITED COPl'Ell COMPANY, and the time of tlie com mencement of this Company shall be the day of the filing of these Articles in the office of tlie County Recorder of the County of Yuma, Territory of Ari zona, and the termination thereof shall be twenty five (25) years thereafter. II. The enterprise, business pursuits and occupation in which this Company proposes to engage, is that of acquiring by purchase, or in any othet lawful manner, mines and mining claims, mining stocks 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 gotiations of all kinds, options and bonds; to report on mines and undertake negotiations of tiny nature, upon commission or otherwise; to enter into con tracts for the construction and operation of rail roads; to buy, sell, own and operate all kinds of stores for the sale of general merchandise, 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 er otherwise, mill sites, tramways and water rights, patents, lauds, franchises and all kinds of property, real, personal or mixed; to act as agent3, negotia tors and promotors for other corporations or indi viduals, er on its own account, to deal in bonds, 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 franchises from any State or Territory of the United States, or any country of tlie world, or any County or municipal or private corporation, wagon roads, canals, mills, factories, houses, capital stock; and bonds of corporations, chattels, goods, wares, merchandise, choses in ac tion; to carry on the business of banking in all its branches, borrowing and loaning money, dealing in ail kinds of negotiable paper, including prom issory notes, mortgages, real and personal property, stocks, bonds, city, school, county and other war rants, gold, silver, copper, lead and other kinds of bullion, and ore, bills of exchange and other evi dences of debt, aud bankable papar; buying manu facturing, operating selling and dealing in all kinds of electrical appliances for driving machinery, as motive power for propelling any and all kinds of mechanical appliances when electricity or other power is applicable; telephone and telegnph lines. and electrical lights; to transact any and all kinds of busiacss which may be transacted by an indl vidual, to hold, use and enjoy the same, and to alienate, sell, lease, demise and dispose of the same, or any part thereof, as well as of any other property this Corporation may possess, be seized of or en titled to, and to hypothecate, mortgage or pledge &U or any part of tho property of this Corporation, or which it miy in any manner hereafter acquire, and issue its mortgages, bonds, debentures or other written evidences of indebtedness, for the objects and purposes herein stated. The Directors of this Corporation shall have full power to purchase mines, mining rights, con tracts, options, mill sites, lands, franchises, patent rights, or any other property that in their judg' ment 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 indebted ness, or in cash as they may determine. An executive committee may be appointed by the Board of Directors from 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 of said executive committee shall havo the same force and effect as if performed by the Board of Directors III. The place where the Corporation proposes to have its principal office and place of business, 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 offices at such places as the Board of Directors may establish in London, Pans, Havana. San Juan and Porto P.ieo. IV. The capital stock of this Company shall bo Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars, (82,500,- 000), divided into forty thousand eight per cent, (8 per cent) preferred shares of the par value of Twenty-five Dollars ($25 00 each, and aixty Thous and 00,000 common shares of the par value of Twenty-five Dollars $25.00 each; and the time when and conditions upon which it is to be paid areas follows: The whole thereof immediately up on making subscription therefor, and the said stock shall be fully paid up when issued and shall be non-assessable thereafter, and no personal liability shall be attached to the holders of the s:ock thereof. V. The amount of the par value of each share of the capital stock of this Company shall be Twenty-five Dollars 825.00. VI. The highest amount of indebtedness or liability, direct .or contingent, to which this-Company is at any time to be subjected, or to subject itself, is the sum of One Millios Dollars $1,000,000. vi r. The Stockholders of this Corporation and their private property shall be exempt from the corpor ate debts of this Corporation. VIII. The affairs of this Corporation are to be and shall be conducted by a Board of Directors, consisting of seven persons who shall be elected annually by the stockholders, at such time and in such manner as shall be prescribed by the By-Laws of this Corpor ation, and all of whom shall be stockholders, or subscribers to, the capital stock of this Corpora tion. The following named persons who are sub scribers to the capital stock of this Corporation shall constitute the Board of Directors of this Cor poration, until the first Wednesday after the first Monday in April, 1900, and until their successors duly qualified, shall be elected or appointed: Frank S. Ingalls, Claus V. Meeden, II. A. Kirk ham, B. h. Meeden, J. L. Redondo, James Sim mons, J. H. Carpenter. If any Director shall cease to be a stockholder, he shall cease to be a Director. Vacancies in the Board of Directors shaft be filled by the remaining members of the Board. Immediately, or as soon as practical, after the fil ing of these articles in the office of the County Re corder of the County of Yuma, the persons herein before named as Directors, to serve until the first Wednesday after the first Monday in April, 1900, shall meet and organize a Board of Directors, adopt By-Laws, and proscribe in said By-Laws the method of calling the meeting of the Board of Directors or stockholders. A majority of the Board of D ircctors shall consti tute a quorum of said Board for the transaction of said business. IX. Tho Board of Directors of this Corporation shall have power to establish By-Laws, and make all rules and regulations deemed expedient for the manage ment of affairs of this Corporation, and the officers thereof, and appoint experts, engineers, attorneys and other persons, to act as agents or representa tives of this Company, residing in the United States 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 seals, this 20th day of March, 1S99. F. S. INUALL.-, skal J. L. REDONDO, (seal Territory ofArizoka, ) County of Yuma. ) Before me, C. H. Brinley, Clerk of the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the Territory of Arizona, in and for the County of Yuma, on this day personally appeared F. S. Ingalls and J. L. Ro- dondo, known to me to bo the persons whose names arc subscribed to tho foregoing instrument, and they acknowledged to me that thev executed the same for the purposes therein expressed. Given under my hand and seal of said Court this 20th day of March, A. D. 1S99. C. H. BRINLEY, seat. Clerk of said Court. Recorded in Book No. 2 of Bonds and Agreements, page 251, ct seq.. Records of Yuma County, Arizona Territory. W. E. Marvi.y, Recorder, by Fbask AviiiA, Deputy Recorder . r mi puu. ii y 13, isw. ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION.' OF THE La Grande Copper Company. KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: That we, Frank Redondo and J. L. Redondo, citi ze .s of tho United States of America, have this day as ociated ourselves togethor for the purpose of for ning a Corporation under and by virtue of th la s of tho Ttrritory of Arizona, and hereby adops th following Articles of Incorporation, namely: FIRST. That the name of tho Corporators are Frank Re dondo and J. L. Redondo: that the name of the Corporation shall be the LA GRANDE COPPER COMPANY; that the principal place for the trans action of the business of said Corporation is and shall be the town of Yuma, in Yuraa county. Ter ritory of Arizona, with branch offices at such othef1 places as the Board of Directors may from time to time designate. SECOND. The general nature of the business proposed to be transacted by said Carporati on is 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, smelters, mining claim, mills, cyanide plants, pumps, saw mills, coal miiios, coke ovens; to buy, sell, lease, bondj 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 pover 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 to rent ; shafts, mills, smelters, concentrators, crushers and all kinds of machinery, apparatus or contrivance necessary or useful in reducing ores and extract ing the values therefrom; to buy, own, lease, bond, construct, maintain and operate railroads, wagon roads, electric roads, tramways, or any other agency adapted to the convevance of ores, freight material of any kind as well as j-assengers; to own, control, buy and sell patents or other inventions in any way relating to the 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 personal 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 necees 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 be one million (SI ,000,000) 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 Directors in payment- for property conveyed or assigned to said Corporation, or for services ren dered, or upon subscription at par for cash, pro vided, however, that no part or portion of said stock shall be fully paid up and when so issued by said Board of Directors said stock shall be non assessable and no personal liability shall attach to tlie holder thereof, FOURTH. That the Corporate existence of said Corporation shall commence upon the day and date of the fil ing of these Articles of Incorporation in the office of the County Recorder of Yuma 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 Jtseph L. Ke dondo, C V. Meeden, S. Redondo, B. L. Meeden and James Simons, who shall hold their offices for a period of one year from the date of these article are recorded or until their successors are duly elected and qualified. Ai the expiration of the year above stated or sooner it the stockholder elect a new Board of Directors shall be elected by tho stockholders of said Corporation at its regulaj annual meeting. Said annual meeting to be held on the second Monday in October of each year in the town of Yuma, Territory of Arizona. SIXTH. The officers of said Corporation 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 Di rector shall hold office who is not a bona fide stock holder of record in said Corporation. In the event of tho death, resignation or disability of any Di rector tho remaining members of the Board of Directors may fill the vacancy by the election oi 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 ($200,000) dollars. - - EIGHTH. That all private property of the stockholders in said Corporation shall be exempt fiom any and ai liability for corporate debts. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this, the 10th day oi January, A. D. 1899. FRANK REDONDO, seal J. L REDONDO, seal Territory or Arizona, ) County of Yuma. J 53 Before me, C. H. Brinley, Clerk ef the District Court of the 3rd Judicial District of the Territory of Arizona, in and for the County of Ynma, on this day personally appeared before me Frank Redondo and J. L. 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