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VOL. II.-NO. 35.
W EEKLY EPITAPH.
TOMUSTONE, ARIZONA. .JANUARY 18. 18J
gp Sis-Page Edition.
This Pnge is from the Daily
of Saturday. Jan. 14.
I'ltoriirric,
The Mining Review, one of our
liest exchanges, in a recent article on
the probable exodus of men m search
ofVnines, yery candidly places the
matter before the publio in tho fol
lowing light:
It is more than probable that the
overllow of aggressive forces will be
in another direction, while Colorado
will be left to bodoveloped with the mo
mentum it has acquired and the real
nierit whicJiThas ben revetle.d within
its borders. Arizona andNew'Mo"x
ico will doubtless be the next centers
of attraction, as indications already
point in that direction. Those who
seek these new territories will find a
rich field ready for development,
which will richly repay well-directed
effort and busmess-liko enterprise.
The mineral veins of these territories
are rich in variety and extent, and
the ore bodies are extensive and gen
erous in their yield.
There aro perhaps no mineral ter
ritories whic.i promise so well and
will ucliievo sucn prominence as sub
stantial producers of bullion as Ari
zona and New Mexico when their im
mense, resources become known and
are set in the way of development,
There are many things required to
put all things in the best shape, cs
peciully in the direction of railroads
and transportation facilities, but
theso are rapidly reaching out to
meet the demand.
To tho readers of the Epitaph, in
which appeurs from day to day a re
cord of tho great mineral discoveries
of this far off western land, the co
gency and force of tho above will
appear in its true light. Tho won
derful progress made by Arizona
within the past two years is but a
faint propheoy of tho giant strides
that are to follow in rapid succession
nstimo rolls its sands into the depths
of the past. Already we feel, not
alone in Tombstone, but throughout
the length and breadth of the terri
tory, the cxhrutiug influence of the
"avnnt courijKf the tide of immi
gration thatB seeking our borders.
Upoi every
Slid are enterprises
being pushed
Kb eomnletion. that
two years ago would havo been
deemed incredible, had they been
predicted. New railroads are being
built and projected, with their rami
fications reaching out to evory quar
ter; telegraph lines are multiplying
in various directions; mills a'nd fur
naces are being erected in almost
every district, and new discoveries of
rich mines of coppe and silver are an
nounced so frequently that a chronic
state of unrest is produced'uponour
naturally mobile population. With
tho development of our mineral re
sources will come a corresponding
growth in tho agricultural and pas
toral capabilities of tho country, and
wo predict that these alone will bo
found, in time sufficient to support
a large and prosperous population.
The future prospects of this land,
popularly denominated the homo of
tjio cacti and thorns, are far brighter
than were those of Nebraska in 1861,
since when that then forlorn territory
has becomo a flourishing state, with
a population of a half million souls.
Twenty years (row this dato Arizona
may bo equally populous, and far
more prosperous, from tho naturo of
h6r own resources.
Ily Nperlal Train.
'1 he first load of passengers ever trans
ported over the Contention ann Benson
branch of the New Mexico and Arizona
railway, enme over it yesterday. The
members of the pnrty were Judge. Mes
sick, Col. Hurry I. Thornton. Markt,. Mc
Donald, Dock Dey, Louis Janln, I. L.
Moody, Churlcs Leach and H. 13. Maxson.
Upon the arrival of the party at Benson,
Mr. Scot I, mjister ol construction of the
road, very klmlly furnished them with a
special coach and sent them over the road
iu fine style. Arriving at Contention,
mine host of the Mejers house treated
them to an elegant dinner, after which
Ihey were taken in carriages and brought
to this city.
-
Ancient Order United Workmen.
Following is the list of officers of Tomb
stono Lodge No. 3, A. O. U. W., who were
installed Thursday evening: L. M. Prince,
Past Master Workman; 8. Black, Master
Workman; C. R. Brown, General Fore
man; W. W. Baldwin, Overseer; P, K.
Hickcy, Recorder; II. Solomon, Receiver;
F. W. Hutch. Financier; Leo Jacobs,
Guide; W. D. Monmonler,' Inside Watch,
man; W.J. Leonard, Outside Watchman;
H. M. Woods, Louis Schocnfleld and J. Le
noir, Trustees.
Dn. E. C. Dunn has returned from his
holiday trip to San Frnnclsco, much im
proved in health and spirits twin his rest
und vacation. He will put out his shingle
in a day or two and resume the practice
of ids profession.
j, j ,
TELEGRAPHIC.
Itrum from Turnnn.
Tucson, Jan. 13. The liabilities
of Buckale-v & Ochoa are 858,000
It is estimated that at least $45,000
will be realized fiom the assets, which
are valued at $00,000.
A heavy snow fell on the desert
west of Tucson last night. A snow
storm is now raging in the mountains
surrounding Tucson, and it is rain
ing in the valleys.
KI Vuno and Ilryond.
Tucson, Jan. 13. Tho Star has
received the following from El Paso,
Tex.: "The Southern Pacific rail
road has been advancing for tho' last
few days at tho rate of three miles
Jpor day. The grading force is kept
about half a mile ahead of the track
layers. There- an about three thou
sand men employed grading and
track-laying, and ton car-loads of
Chinamen from California passed
hero last night to join tho .grading
party. Tho track is now laid 19(i
miles east of El Paso,. Water has
been strut k at ten places between El
Paso and the eastern terminus at
Ysleta and Camp Rico. Water for
all the working forces at tho front
and along the line from Camp Rico
is hauled 100 miles; fifty water cars
are run daily with the supply. Two
depots have been erected beyond
hJ raso; others will soon be under
way. Travel and traffio has largely
augmented since the connection was
made with the Texas Pacific. Con
siderable travel from the Southern
States is noticeable. It is expected
the road will be completed to Now
Orleans by next August. No grades
of any consequence will be en
countered on the remainder of v the
route.
The Mexican Central is out t'.iirty
miles from El Paso. Tlioy aro now
shipping English steel from Wil
mington over the Southern Pacific to
El Paso.
El Paso is improving very rapidly.
The rumors of small-pox aro very
much exaggerated. There are but
a very few cases known, and theso
are not reported bad.
111 I !
The People I'ay for It'
New Yokk, Jan. 13. World's
Washington special: Somo statisti
cian has figured out the cost 'of tho
Guiteau trial to be over thirty thou
sand dollars.
The Ualtcau Trlul A. Mceue or Con
fusion. Washington, Jan. 13.-Just before
the adjournment of the court yester
day, Guiteau exclaimed, "I've just
got my speech out, but I'm afraid it
will bo a month before I get a chance
to deliver it, judging by tho way
Davidge is closing his."
An exciting discussion followed
upon Jude Cox's inquiring if coun
sel wished to object to Guiteau's re
quest to bo heard. "I want," said
tho prisoner, "to make the closing
speech. I would not trust tho clos
ing of my case by tho best lawyer in
America." The district attorney
made a ringing protest against Gui
teau being allowed to take a seat at
counsel's table. The audieneo heart
ily applauded, during which tho
prisoner shouted above the din, "The
American people will read my speech,
and they are greater than this court.
My speech will make eight columns,
and it reads like an oration of Cice
ro's. Jt will go thundering down the
ages, and don't you forget it." Mrs.
Sqpville wept hysterically during the
scene.
Judge Cox told ScciUe to read
the prisoner's speech over and let
the court know in tho morning if it
contained anything he, Scoville, do-
sired to go before the jury.
DmldseV Argument.
Washington, Jan, 13. Upon the
opening of tho court this morning,
Guiteau said, "In justice to myself
and Davidge, I desire to say that 1
received a letter yesterday severely
denouncing Davidge, and my remarks
agai- st him were based upon that.
I have found out, however, that I
was mistaken and that Davidge is a
high-toned, christian gentleman and
a sound lawyer. I desire therefore
to withdraw anything I said against
him. I still entertain the same onin.
ion of Corkhill, however. I'm satis
fied I was wrong about Davidgo but
right about Corkhill."
Davidgo resumed his argument
and reviewed tho testimony. He
showed by tho evidenco of J. W.
Guiteau and other witnesses for the
defense the fallacy of Scovill 's pet
theory that the prisoner was an im-
Decile.
Soon after the opening of the
court Spoaker Keifer and ex-Attorney
General Taft entered and took
scats upon the bench.
TOMBSTONE,
After his opening speech Guiteau
remained quiet, and listened for an
nour. uuviugo Having used some
strong language in alluding to Gui
teau, such as " this unspeakable
liar," the prisoner retorted, "Oh, you
are making all th.it fine talk for
mbnoy," following it up with fre
quent comments " that happens to
be false," "that is not true," and
similar expressions. Davidgo then
passed to an examination of the
prisoner himself.
Wnin from Washington.
Washington, Jan. 13. The pres
ident has approved a joint resolution
tendering the t' anks of the people
of the United States to the khedivo of
Egypt for the gift of the obelisk".
The house committee on ways and
means called on the president to-day
in a body to pay their icspects and
confer with him in regard to those
portions of the president's message
before the committee.
Tho (sonate territorial committee
has decided to report bick to the
senate Vest's bill to provide for re
cording marriages in territories, re
questing that it be referred to the
judiciary committee.
Obstmetlns Trains.
Parsons, Kan., January 13. Con
siderable apprehension is felt among
railroad men connected (vith the Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas line, running
through the Indian territory, because
of the many obstructions placed
upon tho track of late of a nature
calculated to wreck any train com
ing iu contact with them. Extra
patrolmen have been employed. In
one case a patrolman was shot
and his body placed on the track,
and a train came near being wreck
ed at the spot; the air I rakes alone
saved it. The territory swarms with
cut-throats and thieves.
I'rosrrcss of the Mexican Xntlonnl
ltullnny.
Galveston, January 12. The
track of the Mexican National rail
way is completed to a point twenty
five miles west of Laredo. An ex
cursion went out on the 10th from
Laredo to the end of the track. Ex
cursionists numbered two hundred,
including the mayor and prominent
officials of the load. At the present
rate of track-laying the road will
reach Lampasas in April. Prepara
tions for freight traffic are being
made.
A Di'1'e..ttclfHM City.
Washington, Jan. 13. Senator
Miller has procured an order from
the senate for printing the memorials
of the San Francisco Chamber of
Commerce, with all its accompanying
papers, setting forth the defenceless
condition of San Francisco city and
harbor, and has had the whole sub
ject referred to the committee on
military affairs. Ho says he will fol
low up tho matter with that commit
tee, and urge tho matter upon the
attention of the committee on appro,
priations.
Ex-Governor Frederick F: Low
and family havo arrived here on a
short visit.
Itnllroad Collision.
New Yokk, Jan. 13. The Chi
cago express train leaving Albany at
3:40 this afternoon with many mem
beis of the legislature on board was
run into by a Tarrytown special team
about one-quarter of a mile east of
Spuyten Duyfel junction with the
Harlem main line. The two rear
cars were burned. Wagner, it is
feared, is burned, as he was last seen
entering the drawing room car Idle
wild a few minutes before tho col
lision. Unrylnjr the Ilntchet.
New York, Jan. 13. .ho Post
says it has been agreed that the
New York Central and Erie shall to
gether select an arbitr tor, and the
Pennsylvania and Baltimore &
Ohio another, and tho two shall se
lect a third, and these three shall
have referred to them all questions
about the trunk lino war, including
differential rates. This is not official,
but ccnes from a reliable source.
Determined to l.jnch Iloxlr.
Wild IIorK, Tex., Jan. 13 Dis
satisfaction among the workmen on
iho 'leas Pacific railway at the re
cent order fiom Manager Hoxie, re
ducing their wages to $1.10 per day,
has culminated iu this place, which is
500 miles west of Dallas. The pay
car being mistaken for Hoxie's pri
vate train, was side-tracked by a
large forco of desperate men deter
mined to lynch Hoxie. They piled
wood around the car for the purpose
of roasting him, and it was with great
difficulty that Major Kret, the pay
master, convinced the mob that he
was not Hoxie. Tho paymaster after
being detained 4S hours was ullowed
to leave i
fCOCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA,
Xcw lork HtnrkH
New Yobk, January 13
SILVER BARS-113.
JIONKY 5 3.
OOVKHNMKNTS-Flrm.
STOCKH-Strung.
Wentcrn Union .... 79.Panama 190
Quicksilver Uv.
Union Pacific HS'i
Bond 114",
1-JClBcMaII 4.H
.ii iripora 4
Weill". Fureo Jt Co.l
New York Central . .134 H
trio U
Central Pacific .... M'4
Bond 114
Sutro Tunnel h
Knu FranriHco Stork Market.
Six Francisco, January 13.
California 331
Belcher
Mount Diablo 7
Bullion 90
Kodle 2'4
Alpha H
Iliad Center 40
Virginia l)i
sierra Nevada
Dim and Belcher.. "S
Mexican 10!i
Union ll'i
Uouldand Cnrry... 3
Ojjhlr 6'i
EuicKa 1.1
Jacket 8
Tip Top 5
Northwestern 91
Utah 5s,
Overman '93
Crown Point 90
Northern Bulle ,U
Savage 1
Mono GO
silver King Wi
San Francisco G
TUCSON ITEMS.
From the Star, Jan. 13.
Counsellor Perry recently pur
chased a fine spotted' leopard skin
from a Yaqui Indian, that measured
seven by four. The animal was killed
in Sonora.
Mrs.Schweuker has a natural curi
osity in a pig with six perfect feet
on four legs. Tho pig is three weeks
old.
Major G.J. Poskruge has returned
from Dragoon Summit, where he he
been engaged in surveying mining
claims, and laying out the new town
of Russell, the principal street of
which is named Harmer, after the
president of one of the mining com
panies. Three Papago Indians, one of them
being a chief's son, have been arrest
ed for cattle stealing, and are now
in jail. It is thought that these In
dians have for. a long time been steal
ing cattle. The recent stealings
amount to thirty.two head. The Pa
pagos are anxious to settle by return
ing a corresponding number of cat
tle. Reports from the south end of the
Huachucas tell of the supposed shady
doings of the cow-bows, who passed
through that section with a number
of fine horses. A fine blooded bay
stalliou, supposed to be about four
years old, strayed from them and was
taken up by one of the miners work
mg in that section. The animal is
very
gentle and without mark or
brand.
Another water franchise was asked
of the city council labt night. The
projectors of the new scheme propose
to take water from below tho level
of the Santa Cruz near Canyon ran-
cho, thirty miles irom Tucson, and
from there carry it along the bed of
the river to a settler, and thence in
conercto pipes to a 1,000,000 gallon
tank, at a suitable elevation in Tuc
son. From the Journal, Jan. 13.
Tucson hadn't so much of a snow
storm yesterday as some other places
in Arizona. At nine o'clock in the
morning the snow was falling at
Willcox and Lordsburg, at which
time the ground was thickly covered,
while Los Angeles, Cal., also exper
ienced a similar visit.
Dr. J. C. Handy, ci'jr health officer,
has made arrangements with the
Southern Pacific railroad that passen
gers will be examined before reach
ing the nity, and if any are found
with symptoms of small-pox he is to
be notified by telegraph,and will meet
the tram, and if necessary, take the
sick person or persons off to the pest
house.
linn FrnnelMoo Jottings.
From the Dally IK port.
Pat Holland and John Casey stole
a couple of horses from a Virginia
City livery stable and careered
through the streets on the borrowed
stock. This was not Pnt Holland
the great Arizona journalist, but a
hoy by that name.
John E. Shawhan has instituted
proceedings in tho Superior court
against James W. bimonton, George
K. Fitch and Loring Pickering, to
recover $25 000 damages for libel.
The objectionable articlo was pub
lished on January 12th, .1881, ami
read: "John E. Shawhan has been
sent to tho Home of the Incbriite
by the commissioners of insanity
pending an investigation as to the
general condition of his mind. Shaw
han was formerly a wealthy stock
broker, well known in this city," A
similar suit, for a similar cause of ac
tion has been commenced against
the Evening Post.
.An Arizona man, named John
Brown for instance, must feel uncom
fortable when he reads his name
printed in the list of hotel arrivals,
" Jonn Brown, Total Wreck." Total
Wreck is the name of an Arizona
town.
When an old and respected citizen
died in a mining town the local pa
per used to say: "That dread dis
ease of our climate, pneumonia,
swooped down en him and carried
him off in the midst of bis useful
ness." The interior papers liave re
cently adopted a new style. The
say, "Pneumonia was the immediate
cause of his death.". They leave the
rest to bo inferred.
Hunt's picture of Niagara sold for
SlOjOOO the other day, the purchaser
thinking it cheaper to buy tho pic
ture at that prico than to visit the
Falls and drive around in u hack.
Phil. News.
Tub only way to find the North
Pole is to send an Indian after it in
a birch-bark canoe. Movo that Sit
ting Bull be appointed as captain
and crow of a new expedition thither.
Pittsburg Telegraph.
JANUARY 16. 1-881; &fcS,
A f riNtB.
From the Mining ltcvlew.
It seeths sometimes time important
questions are compelled to create a
grand crisis, in order to secure recog
nition and justice. Often after exeat
endurance, the long .pent-up forces
burst forth, and public attention is
drawn to consider the demands of
what may have been before entirely
unknown or never carefully weighed
in the balance scales of judgment.
A patient tyranny of ages some
times, gains its liberty, as the lava
flood of a volcano leaps from its prison-house
of a century into the light
and sunshine of the upper air.
Freedom is often planted upon the
ruins of a slavery that has been
hurled into fragments by the uprising
of a prisoned and outraged force,
and a new dispensation rises from
the ashes and chaos of the struggle.
Nations and people have battled
ugainst the cruelty of despotism, and
liberty has been purchased over and
over again, at the price of blood and
the sacrifice of precious lives which
now shine in the halo of a grateful
history.
It may be that the cloud ot wrong
and injustice now but a shadow in
the sky which threatens the future
prosperity of the great industry of
silver mining, must grow ir.to a dark
ness of desolation and an element of
destruction, until the people, suffer
ing the results of the wrong and in
justice, rise in their might and de
mand that right slwll prevail.
Whilo the interest of silver mining
may be compelled to suffer for a sea
son from the selfishness of a certain
class, there will come a time, sooner
or later, after more or less loss and
financial disaster, when its vast vol
ume and real importance will be
recognized and appreciated as never
before in its history and develop
ment. It cannot be that a sane people
will consent to allow an industry,
which in the first year of its very in
fancy, adds 850,000,000 of treasure
to the channels of business, and has
unlimited resources yet undeveloped
within sight, to be strangled in its
cradle and left a cold corpse of mag
nificent promises, to haunt the deso
late ruins of a wrecked and black
ened field, which should have been
white with the heavy harvest of a
permanent prosperity There may
be years of fruitless piotest, of suf
fering and loss, of struggling and
waiting in the chains of bondage,
but at the last, whatever be the cost
of the effort, the price of the sacrifice
demanded, silver must and will be
placed in its legitimate place, and
the great value of its product recog
nized among the chief productions of
the century.
The ;iln Cnjiper Sliurn.
From the Florence Enterprise.
Charles Rapp returned Thursday
from his stock ranch on the upper
Gila. His ranch is located near the
famous O'Brien and San Carlos cop
per mines, recently sold by William
Tweed and partner to New York par
ties for 8150,000. Charlie is enthu
siastic over these mines. There are
four claims located in a square, and
show a solid deposit 1,200 teet wide.
The company has taken up a mill
site on the river, and Wm. Tweed
and Judge Bush have laid out a town
site at the same point. The coal
fields lie enly seven miles beyond
this. A wagon road is now building
from tho mouth of he San Pedro to
the mines, a distance of eleven miles
up the Gila. Judge Bush and Mr.
Tweed have five other claims in the
same vicinity upon which they are
now working, and lively times are
anticipated when tho company com
mence active operations at the
O'Brien and San Carlos gioup.
There is some doubt as to whether
this valuable property lies on the res
ervation, in Gila or Pinal county, and
it will probably take a survey of the
county and reservation lines to settle
the question. The Saddle Mountain
district lies but a short distance fur
ther up the river and is in this
county. Some large sales of prop
erty in the latter district are on the
point of consummation, and there
are strong indications of an early
boom in that quaiter. When all the
districts in that section open up, they
will add largely to the mine value of
the smallest and best county iu the
territory, viz, Pinal.
I-OCIL. PKItMO.VAIiM.
.Tudoe J1esick, of San FrancNco, is
registered at the GiuihI.
iMu. C. W. LKicn.foicman of the Grand
Central, arrived from San Francisco hst
eeiiing.
Jin. Louis Jamn, of Sin Francisco, Is
in the city. It is understood that he will
appear as one of the experts lor the Head
Center.
Jin. II. B. JIkaiion, returned from
Tucson lust euihif; lie -repents the a.
mid h. p in its usunl nourishing condi
tion. I.L. Moody, Lsq., President of the Head
Center Mining company, is registered at
noun's hotel. He has come to be iu at
tendance ut the tiial of he Contention suit
now pending against his company.
Cot.. Il.vnitv I. TiiorSton, one ol the
great mining lawyers of the world, is a
guest ntthuGund. lie visits Tombstone
as attorney foi the Head Center Mining
company in their pending uit with the
Contention.
Mark L. McDonald, one or San Fran-
Cisco's millionaires, is stopping at the
Grand. Mr. McDonald Is the patron s.dnt
of the town of Santa Itos.i, California,
wheie ho has an elegant summer residence,
street railroad, and a big addition to the
city
HAKSHAW LETTER.
The Pa.st and Present of a Once
Promising Camp.
The Hope of ilette Days C'anseH a
Few to IIolU to Their First l.oe.
Corretpondeme of the Errrjirii.
Editor Epitaph : Kwntly Mr. Itcppy,
one of the curliest residents of this place,
and formirlv ediior and proprietor of the
Harsbuw Bullion, und now ol the En.
tapii, Tombstone, isited our town,
and while here requeued that an occasion
al communication be sent to the Kfit.U'h.
IIAH81IAW AS IT WAS.
Our town, in the early days of its ex
istence, was thought to have a brilliant
future, certainly none in the territory ap
peared to have brighter prosiietts. A 20
stamp mill, one of the very best appointed
In the country, was In course of erection
The Ilermosa was opening out a trulv
grand mine, haing no less thun three
ledges of high grade, free milling oie. The
llardsnel), adjoining the lleiniost, with
good prospects, was bonded cd sold lot
530,000. The Alta hud a larc lumber t
men at work, and no less than three slmlt.
were being simultaneously sunk "to pir.s
pect the claim and many, thousands ol
dollars were expended is so doing The
Trench company were erecting steam
hoisting works wherewith to prospect at a
deep level, and from the opening to the
closing of works paid out not less than
$123,000 without any returns. 1 he Ameri
can, Blue Nose and Fortune compsnics re
spectively were working and disbursing
considerable sums endeavoring to develop
paying mines. The Holland and Davis
groups, Washington camp, were bonded,
and the former sold for a large sum, in
corporated and the stock almost exclusivly
held by mast prominent mine men in
Washington, Philadelphia, New York.
Boston, St. Louis and Chicago, who ex
pended, in the aggregate, not less than
half a million of dollars prospecting, rais
ing ore, bui'.ding roads, setting up ma
chinery, smelteis (two of which weic set
up at La Nori.i teu miles distant from
the mipc), etc. Besides the more promi
nent mines, heie mentioned, there were
not less than 100 oilier claims on which
prospects were obtained and where more or
less men were actively employed in devel
opments; especially was this the case on
the west or Santa.Cruz valley side of the
Pattigonias, Irom whence great numbers
of rich specimens were brought and where
a large number of claims had been located.
In the toBn substantial adobe and
wooden structuies In considerable num.
hers were building on both banks of the
canjon down the center of which (lowed
a living stream of pure water furnishing
an abundant supply for domestic pur
poses, soon, however, to be utilized in pro
cess of the reduction oT rich ore from
the Ilermosa. Oak, juniper and sca
mDre reared their huge trunks on every
hand and from their lofty branches and
alluded nooks innumerable robins und
mocking-birds chirruped and caroled
morning, noonday and evening uutbcins
to the delighted and neicr tiring admi
ration of the town. People were satisfied
and had no misgivings of the coming
stoim, believing, us they did, the futuic
would come to them lo.ded with prosprity
and wealth. "The scene is changed."
HAKSUAW as it is.
The Ilermosa mine ami mill after, a
prosperous and most successful run of
eighteen months, with an average dully
employment ot 200 hands, during which
period l,o00,000 in tieueure weie turned
out (perhaps as good a icc rd as any uiiue
iu the territory can show) und scrip run
up from $5, par value, to $4'J 00, ih-: high
est point reached have shut down, llie
hands discharged from the null und mine,
excepting 25 or 30 who aie letaiueU ufu
employed in prospecting the mine-, ami
scrip is in the market at 3 oO, u clear de
preclation ot $ii. It is said that there is
still plenty of ore iu the mine and that the
mill Is going to start up aguin in a few
dujs. Considerable work has btcii done
on the Hardshell and it Is thought by some
that ledges similar to those woiked iu the
Ilermosa exist in this claim, and in view
of the possibility, perhaps I should say
probability, ol such a contingency, scrip
in the Hardshell s in demund, and it is
said a large number of shares hae re
cently changed owners.
( Labor has ceased on the Alta, the hands
called oU and the mine apparently uban
doned. The Trench, with its valuable ma
chinery, closed down some tune ago, but
it Is said the owners contemplate starting
up on an early day. The American, Blue
Nose and Fortune have, I believe, been
altogether given up Work at the smelt
crs, La Nona, Davis, Holland and
most other mine.", Washington cumphas
been suspended, but only temporarily, as
it is autborilamcly stated here thuiwith
the advent of the coming summer work is
to be vigorously renewed both at Washing
ton and L i Noriu. Muny doubtful locu
tions hate been abandoned. Assessment
work, however, on the. more piomising
claims has been done, thus e Silencing the
fact that "hope, the chaimer," has devotees
among us.
Of Iho town, it may be stud with all the
force of literal truth to have been almost
deserted of 200 buildings foul filths are
unoccupied, and aie almost alueless for
uny purpose whatever, windows smashed
aad doors standing open One of the
largest uuildlngs in the town, with lixlmes
complete anduNo. 0 lieu inu's burglar and
fireproof safe, the whole having cost,
eighteen mouths ago, not less than $3,500,
wus sold, lot and all. a few daj s ago for
the paltry sum of $350. The hills adjj.
cent to the town have been denuded of the
symmetlcally grown and bountiful trees
by which they were adorned, and the birds
that were wont to sing to us, having been
deprived of their Jinnies, have departed,
while our resident population, one year
FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR.
T.
ago estimated at 2,000, does not exceed
200. But one year intervenes between the
prosperity of the pat and the gloom of
the present; the change has been radical
and complete. Those who arc now here,
with but few exceptions, Intend to remain,
hopeful, even sanguine of the return
better days. In support of their
filth be it said, good mineral pnK.
peets are abundant and the railroad is
coining; on the latter will come machin
ery by the aid of which the former will
be made tributary to the fruition f our;
hopes.
TEMPORAL IJULCH.
Am going to the Santa Ritas in a fevr
days and will send notes on mines, frosa'
that place. QciDMiKCii
. .
United State Commissioner's Court'.
WELLS SPICER, COMMISSIONER.
There were complaints filed with the
commissioner last evening, by G. VT.
.Mnuk, United States deputy collector,
churning John Chenoweth, of the Grand
notcl, and M. Martin and R. Door, lute of
the Pulace saloon, Allen street, with, viola,
lion of the United States revenue laws, by
helling liquors and manufactured tobacco
without license. Judge Splcer issued war
rants of arrest, which were put into the
hands of United States Deputy Matshal L.
F. Blackburn, who made the arrests forth
w ith. The defendants were taken before
Judge Spicer, who held them to appear
before him at 10 o'cloek this morning to
answer to the charges in said complaint.
It is the determination of the United
States officers to prosecute every offender,
and thereby protect the honest dealer.
Business men should make a note of this
fact.
doing to Leave.
Mr. J. P. Armstrong, of the firm of Arm
strong & Young, commission merchants,
will leave with bis family in a few dajs
for Grafton, New Mexico, where he and
Mr. Young have purchased a stage line
running between Eagle station, on the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe road,,, and
Grafton. This u the town that has sprung 4
up at the mines owned by Col. Robt, G.
Ingersnll. It is reported that Col. Inger
soll's company are going to build an 80
stnmp mill to reduce their ore, of which
they have a vast amount A sample shown ,
an Epitaph reporter yesterday was literal- ,
ly filled with gold, tt" being in fact the
i ichest ore ever seen in Tombstone. It is
with regiet that we see our business men
pulling up stakes and removing from
umong us, but we wish them the same
ample success that they have won in
Tombstone.
LOCAL HrLlVTEKH.
Pathick Hamilton, compiler of "The
Resources ot Arizona," has become asso
ciated with the Democrat of Prescott, and
will wield the editorial Fuber In behalt of
the dtmocracy hereafter.
The verdict of the coroner's jury in the
cases of Thomas Kearney and Simon Con
stiutlne was; tint they came to their death
by a premature explosion In blasting on
the line of the New Mexico and Arizona
railroad.
Tiik District court will meet on Monduy
next, when the trial of the great mining I
suit of the Contention against the Head I
Center will begin. The attorneys In this I
case arc the ablest mining lawyers on the
coast, if not the world.
Tui: Texas Silver Mining company at
Galejvillc will ship two carloads, 20 tons,
of lead bullion to Philadelphia today.
The company Is doing very well now. The
lead contains about $300 in iher per ton,
which Is all clear profit, the lead, when
separated, covering all expenses.
Asv person knowing the whereabouts
ot one Wm E. M, orris, a Scotchman by
birth, will confer a favor by leaving inlbr.
matlon with the district court clerk, Ht his
ufllte in the rear of the ourt room. Mr.
.Mori is is said to have been eng.tged iu
mining in the Dragoon mountains, as also
an owner of town property in Tombstone.
We are in receipt of the first number of
"Coal," a weekly Journal devoted to the
coal trade. It is Issued by the Scientific
Publishing Co , 27 Park place, New York.
It is a quarto, really printed and filled
with valuable reading matter pertaining
to the coal interests of the United States,
and can scarce fall of being useful to all
consumers of that article.
The report about the snow on the line of
the Southern Pacific railroad, between Co'..
ion and Dos Palin&s, was questioned by
some, yesterday. Mr. Maxson learned
from the train men, on his trip home yes
terday, that a heavy, rain, snow and sleet
storm raged along that portion of the road
above mentioned the day fcefore. Wc
should not have published the information
had we not known It a be correct, 'lhe
EriTAPit alms to be reliable in all things.
The wind Thursday night and all day
Friday was something long to be remem
beted. The Bodeites, w horn we happened
to meet during the day were greatly ex
hilauted, more so than at any former lime
since their residence in Tombstone. The
reason wus because of being in their natu
ral element again, the normal condition of
Bodic being a gentle zephyr traveling at
the rate of sixty to eighty miles an hour.
The ind jeMerday wss about one-hulf
that velocity.
As we predicted, Mr. M. F. Jojce has
It is reported by a gentleman Just in
from .T)os Cabezas, that all the mines am
closed down there, and work upon theinill
has likewise been suspmded. We hope
this Is a groundless report, and that in the
near future we shall be called upon to
chronicle rich developments in that dis
trict. Should it be true, however, it will
again prove that men of capital bad better
I ay more for good prospects In a tried dis
trict. We know that the promoters of tt e
Commonwealth company ere offered
properties in Tombstone that give assur
ance of proving as good as the bonanzas
already opened.

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