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WJkDjlUJi xjj:ji..u.. H Sis-Page Edition TOMBSTONE, AIUZONA . Arm L 3, 1892. This Page is from the Daily of Monday, March 27. OIIUCD flQC A line specimen of Tombtono OIL! Ltl UnL silver ore sent by mall postpaid on receipt of $S for one yeir's nbscrlpllon to ton Tombstone Epitaph. Address Epitaph Filming and Publishing Co., Tombstone, Arizona. THi: I.ATKST VICTIM. Tlio recent assassination of M. R. Pool, civil onginoer sf tlio Tough Nut company, is unprecedented in tlio history, not alone of this mining camp, but of the worst known to ex ist where lawlessness was the rule and not tho exec'ption. The moro wo revolve the circumstances of tho as sassination in our minds the more horrible it appears from tho fact that there seems to bo an entire absenco of motive in tho dastardly deed. The poor distracted father has tho sym pathy of the wholo community in his great bereavement. Immediately on receipt of the news on Saturday ovo ning, Judge Peel, father of the mur dered bo, went to tho scene of the tragedy for tho purpose of bringing the body of his son to this place for interment. The funeral, which took place yeslerday afternoon from the Tough-Nut office, was largely at tended, and showed more than words can tell the sympathy that is felt both for the doad son and tho living father, whose only regret is' that tho great Ominipotont did not seleot himself as tho victim instead of his son. The tablet on the coffin of tho murdered bov tells us that ho was 2G years old and a native of Texas. Those of his friends ,who knew him best in life, tell us that it would re quire tho eloquence of a Blaine to ex tol tho many virtues 'of tho most ro cent victim of assassination. As illustrations of the yield of mines, Ontario has. produced in a short time $9,350,290. The Calumet and Hecla has declared over 820,000, 000 of dividends, and others still greater amounts; and there are scores of prospects, mere holes in the ground, now lying unappreciated in the wrst, which could be devel oped into just as good mines as tho Ontario or any other that has just been opened; and it would appear to be tho duty of every well-wisher of his country and his fellow men, as far as possiblo to bring such pros pects to tho notice of those who have the money and pluck to de velop them into sources of revenue. Every now enterprise furnishes em ployment for skilled workmen and industrious laborers; creates new de mands, which reach out and extend to every branch of business in which men aro engaged. And there are millions of money to-day lying idle, millions seeking investment at 4 and 4J- per cent, which might bo safely invested in meritorious mines that would pav four or fivo times tho rate of interest. y To the l'copln of Tombstone. ' Perhaps I am not in a condition to ex press a clear, deliberate opinion, but I would say to the tjood citizens of Cochise county tlioreis one of three things you have to do. Theic is u class of cut-iliroats among you and you can never convict them la court. You must combine anil protect yourselves and wipo them out, or you must give up the country to them, or you will be murdered, one at a time, as xiv son has been. 15. L. Peeu Itepulillenu Meotinc at Jo-i Caltezns. A meeting was held by tho republicans of Dos Cabezas on Saturday evening, March 18th, 1882, for tho purpose of nom inating delegates to represent the repub licans of this precinct at tho meeting to bo held by the Republican club, at Tomb stone, April 8th, 1882. J. M. Itlggs acted as president, and W. II. Wood, secretary. After several stirring speeches be some of the prominent republicans of this place, on motion, "W. F. Bennett and E. J White were elected to represent tho stalwarts of this precinct. Republican. The Funeral or W. C. Rennett. Tho funeral of the late Mr. Bennett took plaeo yesterday afternoon under tho direc tion of the Knlchts of Pythias, of which order he was a member. At Schlcllelin hall the procession was formed and escort ed tho remains to tho Methodist church, where the Rev. J. P. Mclntyio conducted tho services, and afterwards to the grave. Tombstone brass band was in attendance antt led the cortege. Besides the Knights, many citizens and friends of the deceased followed in the solemn train to the silent "city of tho dead," where tho usual rites of tho brotherhood wero performed, mid there consigned the lifeless form to its original clay. Sheriff Bkiian with a posse of thir teen men left town about 0:30 this morn ing, going nortli towards tho Dragoons. Yesterday afternoon the po3so made a cir cuit of the town, going east at a short distance back of the Tombstono and Gl rard companies' hoisting works, and coin ing in at about (1 o'clock from the north near tho cemetery. ' A father, in consoling his daugh ter, who had lost hor husband, said: "I don't wonder you griovo for him, my child; you will novor find his equal." "1 don't know as I can," responded tho sobbing widow; "but I'll do my best." Tho father folt comforted. MURDER MOST FOUL. NIJTtf STTE? M. IJ. Peel Shot and Instantly Killed, At the Tombstone - Company's Ofllcc in Millvillc. On tho cast bank of tho San Pedro op posite Charleston, are the two mills of the Tombstone Mill k, Miniug company, which with the ofllce, boarding house, stables, and other buildings, make quite a littlo village which is denominated Mill villc, in contradistinction the main town across on the west bank of the river. Dur ing the last month or two Mr. 31. R. Peel, engineer of tho company, has been em ployed at the mills in Contention with re building the dam and lepair of tho flume. After his day's woik was done he returned to the company's office at the mills, where, with other employes i hoso duties for tho day were over, they spent the evening in social intercourse until they retired for the night. On his particular night he sat busying himself drawing a lace when tho death dealing shot was flrcd. THE TIME AND JIANXKIl OF IIIS DEATH. About twentyminutes alter 8 o'clock on Saturday evening, Messrs. Austin, Chcyney, Hunt and Peel were eftting in tho office of tho Tombstono Jlill and Mining company, at Millvillc, all being connected with the company in various capacities. Mr. Peel was outside of a counter that runs through tho center of the office and ho sat close to the door. . All the others were behind the counter, Mr. Austin being directly in front of tho door. A fumbling at tho door knob was first noticed and then a heavy rap, probably given with the butt of a gun Instantly the. door was Hung wide open and a man entered with a rifle presented, and was immediately followed by another who brought his rifle down as he entered. TWO SHOTS FIKED. Almost in tho' same moment both rillcs wero discharged, one at 3Ir. Peel, who was shot through tho body near or through the heait, and at such close range that his, clothes wero set on fire. He died without uttering a sound or making a motion, ex cept to rise from his chair and tall. The position of tho wound makes it probable that he had not fully-risen at the time the bullet entered. jlr.vPeel was shot br the rifle that was ready for uso at the time the door opened. The second rifle was aimed at Mr. Austin, but the slight difference in time of firing, caused by the delay of the second assailant, who probably had flung the door open, gavo tho three gentlemen behin tho counter time to drop, and the shot missed, burying itself in tho wall. Instantly both assailants lied. THE UUIIDEIIEHS FLEE. They had a confederate holding their horses a few hundred yards from tho ofllcc and succeeded in getting away before tho alarm could be given. No order to "hold up" was given and no word spoken ; the wholo affair passing without a sound except a cry that is variously attributed to the unfortunate 3Ir. Peel and to tho assas sins. The latter were masked with hand kerchiefs and the only ono who was well seen wore a white hat which he lost on his way to the hoises. SO ATTEMPT AT KOllUCr.Y. No attempt at robbery was made and the motive for tho assault is a mystery.. JIany ridiculous stories ' arc afloat, but those best informed of all the facts do not hesitate to pronounce them untrue. Tho victim was a son of Hon. 13. L. Peel, and was a man of peculiarly guileless and genial character. Careful inquiry has failed to discover any quarrel or dispute or complication of any kind which could lead, not to so terrible a revenge as this, but to animosity of any sort. The men in the ofllcc all minded their own allairs on principle, and had plenty of it to keep them from dcsirslng to intcferc in those of others. THE TOWS AUOUXP When tho whistles blew, the men in tuu mills and the inhabitants of Charleston rushed out, but it was too dark to trace tho murderers. Woul was immediately telegraphed to Tombstone and Dr. 3Iat thews went down to view the lcmains of tho victim, which were immediately biought to Tombstone. SIONAMXO WITH KOCKETS. A report is cuncut that immediately after tho consummation of tho damnablu deed a signal rocket was flrcd from the summit ot ono of the peaks directly Back of tho mills, which wa3 almost instantly answered by a similar rocket from tho base of tho Huachucas. It this report be true It would seem that the deed was premedi tated, and that confederates of the murder ers were thus apprised of thff consumma tion of a portion at least of their nefarious scheme. THE FUNE11AL. Tut) lcmains of tho unfortunate youug man were brought up to the company's ofllce at tho mines in tho afternoon, and at half past four a large concourse of deeply sympathizing friends assembled to pay a parting tribute to his memory and to as sist in the funcrai ceremonies, which wero conducted by the Rev. Endicott Pcabody, rector of tho Episcopal church. Many au eye, long unaccustomed to shedding tears was moistened when tho aged father en tered tho room supported upon the arm of ono of his son's most intimate li lends. One long, agonized, last look was taken by this stricken parent befoio ho was seated, when his strong manhood broke down and his soul's agony found vent in copious tears and sobs. Tho words of Job, wrung from him in his deep affliction, seemed most up pllcable for this time and occasion : "Oh that mine eyes were rivers of water that I might weep continually." Tho simple but ever impressive ceremony for the burial of the dead, of tho Episcopal church, read by the yournrui. kectoh, standing at the head of tho dead young man, scarce older than himself, never be fore sounded moro impressively solemn than on this occasion. Tho storm of wind that had raged with gieat fury all day abated with the declining sun, the scurry ing clouds had nearly all disappeared and the sun shono forth in all its evening splendor as tho long cortege left tho ofllce bearing tho remains to their Una) resting place in the city cemetery, whero the con- gone through with, and ho was left to his Long untroubled sleep until tho resurrec tion morn. THK C'OUOXKK'8 1NOJJKHT lu the Cone of the Late M. It. reel. ThoXjury empaneled by Coroner Mat thews to into the cause of tho death of the lato 31. It. Peel, met at- Dr. Matthews' of flco at 11 :05 o'clock this morning. OEOnGE w. cheyxey was the first witness called. 3Ir. Chcyney stated that ho resides at Charleston; is a clerk of the Tombstone 3Iill and Mining Company. He was in the office ot the company on last Saturday night in com pany with Messrs. Peel. Austin and Hunt. Mr. Hunt was sitting immediately oppo site 3Ir. Peel, with tho counter between them, and witness and Sir. Austin wero sitting back to back almost opposite. At almost precisely 20 minutes past 8 o'clock there was a bang at tho door and Jlr. Aus tin shouted, "Come in." The door was thrown open and two men appeared ; they were masked and had leveled rifles in their hands. Witness could remember of no word being spoken, and almost instantly several shots were fired j they afterward discovered that there were two shots. He dropped behind the counter, and lising up an instant or two after saw the men going out the door. At the same moment he started for his room for a weapon ; room being at the other side ot the ball. On reaching his room witness found that 31 r. Hunt was with him and Sir. Austin had also reached his room, having armed themselves and going out of his room to the porch and road, went along the road a couple of hundred yards where they then saw tho watchman coming down the hill and sent him to rouso some of the men ; inside of five or six minutes a number of men had collected aud dividing Into parties went round the house to tho office door. Witness found Sir. Peel lying on his back with head and shoul ders on the porch. Felt his . pulse but found none although ho was still warm. Witness then discovered that Peel's cloth, ing was on fire, and they then carried him into a chamber adjoining the office. About that time tho whistlo was blown aud a crowd collected. Witness knew of no way in which he could recognize tho men; they were of medium height. Ho could tell ef no movement by Sir. Peel at the time the men came in the room; did not sec him at the time. Could not say as to the weapons being pointed at Sir. Peel in particular, he know of no cause why the deed should bo done; knew of no enemies that deceased might have had. Witness' idea of the motive of the crime was entirely conjecture but he thought tho object must have been robbery; knew of no reason why any one should seek to harm any of them, Sir. Hunt had just come and was an entile stranger; Knew of no cir cumstance that would afford a clue to the detection of the assassin. 3Ir. Cheyney drew the following diagram of the ofllce which explains Itself, the posi tion of. the acntleinen being indicated by the first letters of their names. The small rings aie the places wheio the balls wero found : r h 1. 1. Counter upon which Mr. Peel was sketch ing. 2. Door whero tho imsa-slui cntcml. 3.3. Porch. 4. Ueil-room. Sir. Cheyney said he saw two rockets shortly after the shooting on a lino between Charleston and Tombstone. Somo of the men reported seeing the rockets later, witness thought the parties committing the crime had sufficient time to reach the place where the rockets appeared to have been sent up, from the time of tho shooting until tho time the rockets went up. Only saw two men. Sir. Austin has been manager .of the mills about two months, and has discharged only two men ; had seen no suspicious characters around lecently. r. f. iiuxt was next swoin and testified as fellows: I reside at Charleston ; am assayer of the company; I have heard Sir. Chcyney's evi dencc, and, as far as I know, it is correct; there was no other circumstance except somo rattling of the handles on the door before the knock, as though some one was trying to open the door; I know of no per sonal feeling or cause for this attack; rob bery is the only reason I can assicn for it; do not know how much bullion was in tho vault; there-was no money that I know of there. MISS MANY MEI.AJJK testified next: I reside in the Tombstono mill . company's house, at Charles ton: I am housekeeper there; I did not see Sir. Peel shot but heard everything distinctly as my room is right over the ofllcc, heard Sir. Peel cry oh! I could tell his voice; heard the scuttle, it was about 8 o'clock by the clock in the dining room as I was down in that room but about three minutes before. This is about all I know of the circumstance. I know nothing at all of a personal nature which should have lead to this. Shortly before this I was down in the kitchen and heard what sounded to me like a conveyance passing. Stepped out in the road but saw nothing. The jury here toclc a recess for half an hour, until 1 o'clock. Wit. II. UUOAJt testified as follows: I reside at Charleston, am a laborer. On last Saturday evening at about 8 o'clock I was working for the Tombstono Slill & Slining company wheeling in "tailings," about 150 yards from tho ofllce of tho company. I heard several reports which sounded like shots, I looked up towards the ofllce and saw two, possibly three, objects pass by the further end of tho office, they were moving rapidly going about straight towards the wood pile. I saw a number of flashes before the affair occurred and a rocket afterward iu the direction about east. I never knew any one speaking of Sir. Peel only with respect. GEORGE FRASEll testified as follows: I reside at Charleston, am engineer in the Gird mill. I was in my own house about 8 o'clock when the watchman came to the door and told me to arm myself anJ. go up to the office as quick as I could, as there was an attack; I went to the Gird mill for my rifle; passing tho office I saw five or six men by the scales, who called out "Who is that;" 1 told them my name and said I was going to the mill ; recognized Sir. Austin's voice; no one seemed to know anything of it at the mill; I got the eugl neer to blow'thc whistle, and, having got my rifle I returned to the ofllce; I did not sec or hear the shooting. 1 got the bullet about a half an hour afterward from the counter; also saw several flashes; found the bullet In a pigeon hole, about three inches from the top of the counter. I1EKIIY NELSON, melter of the company, was sworn, and said r Did not see any of the shooting; saw no suspicious ciicumstauces previous to the shooting, but saw the flashes after ward in an easterly direction, and about a mile from the ofllcc I saw one in a northerly direction, was on my way to Tombstone. I picked up a hat lying in front of the door. Witness thought th hat produced in court was the one he hai found. There was no evidence of a thun der storm; nothing to indicate lightning. "The Jury then, 2:80 adjourned until 5 o'clock to await further evidence. L.OCAI, H1U.IXTKKS. The Grand restaurant has collapsed. Lieut. J. B. Aylshire, of Camp Huachuca, is registered at the Grand. Sir. G. W. Blake, superintendent of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe road is reg istered at tho Grand. After such a disagreeable day as yes terday how this bright, beautiful day is. appreciated. A miASS.or copper key, was found yes terday on Allen near Fourth, which the owner can get by applying at the Epitawi office. Dn. RobeRtsoVs sermons yesterday were very instructive and' listened to with marked attention. The Sunday school of this church is doing nicely. The bullion shipment for the Gicard SI.&M. Co., by Wells, Fargo & Co.'s ex press, was two bars weighing 275 pounds and valued at $4,047.03. The examination pf Pete Spence, set for this morning at 10 o'clock, before Judge Wallace, was continued until to-morrow at the same hour. Ho is waiting for wit nesses or attorneys, or both, from Tucson. The uniform rank of the Knights of Pyth ias made a handsome appearance yesterday. This was the first time they have appeared in full uniform, and their bright dress showed very pretty. Their marching was not the best, however, and it would be well for the rank to drill more. -4.fr- LOCAli 1'EItSO.VALS. Hon. John Wasson, who, with his wife, is paying a visit to Charleston, came up to Tombstone yesterday and paid the Epitaph a pleasant visit this morning, Sir. J. C. Tappeiucr is in from Bisbee. He brings good news from the copper camp. Sir. Stephen Rickard, until within a few days assayer at the Tombstone company's mills, took his departure this morning for- England, on a brief visit. Governor Trittlo arrived this afternoon, and is the guest of Sir. M. B. Clapp. A reception will bo tendered him to-morrow evening. Sir. E. B. Gage, superintendent of the Grand Central, left this morning for Low ell, Mass., on receipt of a telegram an nouncing tho death of his mother. Ho will be absent six weeks or two months. Sirs. E. II. Wiley, wife of Mr. E. II. Wiley, book-keeper at tho Grand Central, left this morning with her children for her homo iu the East, her health failing her here, thus making this step imperative. ; ... Verdict ot tic of the Corouer'M Jury. Territory of Arizona, County of Co' chise, ss.: We, the undersigned, a jury called and empaneled by the coroner of Cochise county to inquire as to whose the body is which has been submitted lo our inspection, when, where and by what means he came to his death, after hearing sucli testimony as has been submitted to us, and after viewing the body find lhat nis name was Florentine, a native of Slex ico, and that he came to his death from ef fects of gunsho't wounds inflicted by tho six men named in the evidence and by two men unknown to the jury. (Signed), P. J. S. Tully, SI. Gray, S. SI. Banow, Jno. Kingsman, John SI. Lee, Albert C. Bilicke, Webster Colby, C. II. Bricknedel, Charles B. Noe, T. J. Blackwood, SI. II. Smith, J. R. Adams. The reception to-morrow evening to Gov. Tritle is tendered by the cituens at large, and it is hoped that as many as pos sible will be present to meet the new chief executive. There should be neither paity nor personal distinction. The latest lepoit about the Eaips is that on Sunday morniug they came Into the lower part of town and took a breakfast especially ordered for the occasion, after which they quietly rode away smoking the chocicst of Havana cigars aud with a copy of the Nugget in their pockets, feel ing much refreshed in every icspcct. T Epitaph publishes a correct copy of tho verdict ot tho coroner's jury in the Slexican Slariano case. By comparison with the nllcdgcd verdict published by the Nugget yeslerday morning it will be seen there are great discrepancies between the two. The Nugget would do well in re porting the news to remember that "truth crushed to earth will iie again. BATUE OF BURLEIGH. Two Versions of the Fight. You rays Your Money and You Takes Your Choice. In tho account of the battle of Burleigh, given iu Saturday's Epitaph, the facts were faithfully given to our reporter, and upon later inquiries being made it is as serted upon what is considered good au thority that it was coircct in all essential points other than the locality, which, it is stated, vas purposely misrepresented. It has since been learned that in the lire of tho cowboys that Wyatt Earp received seven shots through his clothes, but was not.scratched by a bullet, and that one shot went through SIcSlasters' clothes, just creasiug his person, but doing no serious damage whatever. The horse of Texa3 Jack was shot dead aud the pommel of one of the saddles was shot off, which com pletes the list of casualties to the Earp paity, so far as can be learned. If is still asserted that CUHLY 11 1 LI. WAS KILLED upon the return fiio of the uew-.comers at -the spring. His death is stoutly denied by the cowboy paity, however, who say that he'is not in this part of the country, while the other side as positively assert its truth. It would seem that tho Earp party, every man of whom knows Curly Bill as well as they would.their own reflections in a glass, ought to know whether It was him or his double, if ho has one. THE COWBOY VEUSION. On Friday last, Dick Wright, better known in Tombsloneas "Whistling Dick," aud Tony Krakcr,,wero out on the mesa west of Drew's ranch, below Contention, in search of strayed mules, and just at eve ning they rode down to tho spring' when they were suddenly confronted by four men with leveled guns polntPd directly at them. Tony sung out, "what arc you do ing there, you lop-eared Slissouriau?" This original salutation disarmed the cow boys, who loweicd their guns and invited Tony and Dick to get down end make themselves at home, which they did. Sit ting around the camp fire the fourcowboys told them their version of the story, which was as follows: They said that they were camped at the spring, when they saw the Earp party ride down,, and not knowing how they stood with them they thought lhat they would GIVE TIIEJI A SHOT just for luck, so they blazed away and shot off tho pomol of Wyatt Earp's saddle and killed the horse that Tcxaj Jack was rid ing. Tliey said that not one of tho Earp party charged upon them but Wyatt, tho balance all running away. Wyatt dis mounted and fired his gun at them but without effect. Texas Jack is said to h4vo jumped up behind one of the other-boys A la SIcxicana, and off they went as rapid, ly as they could. These are about as near the two sides of the fight as can be got at at this time. A LUDICROUS SCE.VE. The other side, who claim to have killed Curly Bill and remained masters of the situation, say that after the battle was over and they had rctuVned to their horses, and Texas Jack had found his beautiful pony dead; one that had carried him from Texas to Tombstone, and over many a weary and scorching plain in Texas, Now Slexico and' Arizona, knelt down by the side of the faithful beast, unbared his angered brow, and there, upon his boated knees, took a deep au'd desperate, oath to avenge the poor animal's death. This in cident aptly illustrates the old saying tl at, "It is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous." With the foregoing statements the reader will be able to draw somc'conclusion tliat may satisfy his or her mind about tho late baltle of so-called Burleigh. Urand Lodge Ofllcers Inaictmei.ts. Tucson, March 27. The Masonic Grand Lodge of Arizona have elect ed A. M. Bragg, of Tucson, gn.nd master; J. T. Alsop, of Phcer ix, deputy grand master; Alonzo Bailey, of Globe, senior grand warden; W. A. Harwood, of Tombstone, jui ior grand warden. Tho grand jury of Pima county have found twenty-ono indictments, among others Roswcll Wheeler, In dian agant of tho Maricopa and Pap ago Indians, for burning down houses of settlers on the Papago reserva tion two months ago when ho drovo tho settlers from the reserva tion. Indictments were also found against the parties who assassinated Frank Stillwell. The grand jury re port the indebtedness of Pima coun ty to be 64-i,91S. Sheriff Paul has returned from Tombstone. He says he did not go in pursuit of the Earps becauso the posso selected by Sheriff Behan, of Tombstone, wero mostly hostile to the Earps and that a meeting meant bloodshed without any probability of arrest. Sheriff Paul says the Earps will come to Tucson and sur render to the authorities. Chuo. li. Stanford. From the Arizona Miner, March 21. A few weeks since the Miner had the honor to welcome to Prescott Charles Stanford, a young lawyer' and personal friend of President Ar thur and Senator Conkling. We wero proud to make tho acquaintance of such a young man, because he was a republican and was introduced to us by a federal official. Wc want ed to elevate him at once into posi tion, and thought wo would try our influence with the governor to have him appointed private secretary, pre paratory to tho next election, when wo thought he might possibly bo elected to some lucrative office. Alas, all our hopes arehhisted, iNow comes the mien: zepto with an cxceiientlBur Stanford, who is claimiBqs iiiin, uusuunuui" mil Michigan. Navin is n man, wno lounci tlio aHH?zo nan a little too muqflmirq' to crack. The city over wh: honor to preside, agi since, tho subject of issuing 150,000 ybonds for the purpose of erecting Vater works, which was voted down; nevertheless, Navin didn't submit, birtissued bogus bonds, and realized from their sale in New York about $31,000. The njsthetio young scoun drel also went by the name of T. J. Gray in Chicago, whero ho visited frequently and kept a fair damsel whom ho called "Ida." Ho was un easy in Prescott, and on Friday last departed southward, paying ivory dollar he contracted here. Ho is a man of medium size, good looking, and is about 27 years of age. Pres ident Arthur as his warm, personal friend, may have the have tho honor of using his influence to secure a pardon for tho poordeyil out of somo prison. He'll be caught. He's a kid. ITiniS AT liAItGi:, From the Trcscolt Democrat, March 23d. Last night an Italian boy was brought in from Lail's camp in a wagon, and taken to the hospital. Ho had shot himself in the right leg by dropping his pistol, which went off when it struck tho ground. John McCue, a miner from Wea ver district, got up here yesterday, sold his dust, and went on a little jarriboree, pulled his pistol on a man and got pulled up by Dolson, and this morning the venerable patriarch on the westside of tho creek fined Johnnie $10, which was paid. With tho remarks of our neighbor, the Courier, of this morning, in mind we admit that somo things arc funny as when Marion was running the Miner, last summer, while Beach went east not so funny however as tho statement given us to-day, that the Courier and Miner aro about to consolidate and give the public an independent newspaper. From the El lao Herald. MarcnSS. Many fruit trees are in bloom across the river and adown the valley, aud gardens aro coming on very fast indeed. In a few days we will bo able to cast aside tough beef and jack rabbits and order green pears, and such like. Gen. Sherman arrived at Sierra Blanco Junction, via the Texas Pa cific, and stopped off. re may be expected here to-morrow morning. Let our citizens turn out and honor our distinguished visitor. A Texas clergyman read out the rollowing text and supplement re cently: "Suffer little children to come unto ine, and if there's any galoot corralled hero that has a grudge against me, let's settle it out in the grave-yard before proceeding with our lesson." Why can't we have the electric light? Small places hko ban An tonio and Houston drink their even- it)r under the glamour of elec tric litiranation, and even old moss back Laredo is vranging for its in troduction in that city.. Won't some ono start the project in th'ui city of infinite future possibilities? From the Arizona Gazette. Phenix has escaped tho caterpillar nuisance this year. The district court for this county will convene one week from next Monday. The calendar is light, al though there are several criminal cases which will requiro tho atten dance of the grand jury. Martin, the man held by the justice of the peace of Vulture, on a charge of rape, was brought before Judge Porter last evening on a writ qf habeas corpus. His bail was reduced to $100,' and as the necessary bonds were promptly furnished, the pris oner, was set at liberty. Work is to be immediately com menced on the Phenix lead mine, the controlling interest in which has late ly secured by Monroe Salisbury. Yesterday a gang of workmen, thoroughly equipped with tho neces sary tools and supplies, were sent out to commence' operations in the mine. Other supplies will be sent out to day, and more men secured if posi ble. Wo understand that it is tho present intention to ship the ore to San Francisco for reduction. From the Arizona Miner. John Moon is in town again for mediealtreatment of the ears; a few days since, a young tarantula, which caused somo abatement of pain, was removed from the right ear. Now, however, the pain has returned, and Moon is suffering much. His theory is that the tarantula seed got into his ear from hay, while teaming in the southern part of tho Territory. Doctor Ainsworth will make an ex amination to-day. m m Talk Up Your Camp. It lias generally happened that the most successful mining camps have been the best advertised camps, says the Mining and Scientific Press, as for instance Leadville, Tombstone, Bodie, Wood River, Butte, etc. If the people in theso camps sat still and never said a word about their mines; if they did not establish any news about them; if they did not write about them and talk about them, and tell people what they were and what they were expected to be, 'and generally ''blow their own horn," then nono of these camps would be one quarter as much developed as they aro now. Miners alone will not make a successful mining camp by any means. Wc all know lots of places where there arc good mines, but no "boom" has struck them, and no attention is paid to them. Every mining camp wants capital, and every milling camp wants talk. Tho mines bring tho prospectors and prospectors mako tho talk, the talk brings capital, and tho capital brings the coin. Then tho camp becomes a camp indeed. The talk has been as potent a fac tor as tho mines, the people or the capitalists. If it had not been for that, people would have gone else where where there was talk. What is the uso of good mines if no ono In fact, we know of a number of instances where a camp has been made temporarily by talk alone, no mines worthy the name being there. But tho examples servo to show tho truth of the argument that talk ex ercises a potent influence in making mining camps. Therefore let us hear from you. Tho way to talk to a good many peo ple at onco is to print what you want to say. To men in large and small mining camps everywhere we open our columns and extend an invitation to them to tell us about their claims and other people's claims; their pros pects and other people's prospects; and those of the camp generally. What you find time to'write sev erarthousand people will' find plenty of timo to read. This will create talk and help your prospect, your mine and your camp, in the end. When the camp is mentioned people will know about it. They will not suppose, from not having heard of it, that the camp was only discovered yesterday. They will recollect hav ing read in the Mining and Scientific Press what you said about the mines, tho roads, the timber, the water, the formation, the climate and all the points which you can tell us about. Don't wait then till "some day when you have time," but sit right down and send us a letter dsscrip. tivo of the region you aro in. Never mind about tho spelling, or tho writ ing, or the grammar, wo can get plenty of that here. What we want is the news of the camp, and wo will put it in shape for publication. Who speaks first? . Good KnoucH for a Start. Below will bo- found a statement of tho February product of the re porting mines of tho Portage Lake district, and of their total mineral yield since January 1,1882: Feb. product, YIi Id Mnco Tons. Jan. 1. Tone. Allouez 84 107 Atlantic 150 802 Calumet & Hecla.. 1.C35 3.245 Franklin 140 281 Grand Portage 40 107 Hancock 40 75 Pewanie 100 203 Quincy 190 410 Total 2.38S 4,800 Tho yield of the above mines for January and February, 1881, was as follows: Tons. Allouez 147 Atlantic 300- Calumct & Hecla 2,043 Franklin 205 Hancock 70 Pcwanlc 150 Quincy 280 Total 4,101 nECAi-rruLATiox. Total product, Jan. and Feb., 1882.. .4,800 Total product, Jan. and Feb., 1881... 4,101 Increase in 1882 C39 As the Osceola does not report its products monthly, we have no means of ascertaining .to what extent its yield wtiuld add to, or diminish, the above increase. Estimating its aver ago monthly yield (on the basis of the product returned for 1881 2,403 tons mineral) at 200 tons, the aggre gate output ot the Portage Lake mines for January and February, amounts to 5,200 tons of mlnoral, and will put into the market fully 4,100 tons ofVefined copper. The rate of increase that has attended the past two months' work, if maintained through the year, wijl make the mineral yield of the Portage Lake dis trict, for 1881, greater by 3,800 tons than it was in 1881 and this with out counting on the Oceola, Huron, Albany and Boston and other mines that are likely to add considerably to the output before the close of the year. N. W. Mining Journal. Secretary Hunt to Uo. New Yonic, March 27. A Wash ington correspondent says it is cer tain that Secretary Hunt is to leave the navy department. He told a friend recently that the president had decided to remove him. At the time of this conversation the secre tary did not know whether the pres ident had any other place which he designed to offer him. The general impression is, howefer, that some position of trust and profit will be tendered to Hunt. It is now under stood that the president had decided to.make the change some time ago, but Hunt only knew of his intention within a few days. The question of succession naturally excites great in terest. W. E. Chandler is supposed to be tho coming man. Ho is verj strongly backed by outside influence and would be very acceptable to navy officers. The Casq or 31 cS weeny. Chicago, March 27. A Times Washington special says: The case of Daniel McSweeny, a United States citizen, arrested in Ireland under the provisions of the coercion act, is attracting much attention in the senate. The state department has been asked to furnish documents in the case and somo action is ex pected. Three More ConcrewKnien for Chicago. SrniNGFiELi), Ills., March 27. Cronkhite, in tho house, introduced a bill which gives Cook county f&ur representatives in Congress and dis tributes the rest through the state. Cook county now has three repre sentatives. Fire ami Destitution. Pestii, March 25. Sixty houses and fifty outbuildings at Boeszefna, and two hundred and forty-eight houses at Paks have been burned, and several hundred families are in destitution. JUcatli-DealIng iale. Evansbuhg, Pa., March 27. A gale blew down a three-story bnek house in courso of erection, this afternoon. Two men were killed, two fatally injured and five otheis slightly hurt. Pensioning President' IVidowH. .. WASirrvQIQV.