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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
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
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
MURDER MOST FOUL. NIJTtf STTE?
M. IJ. Peel Shot and Instantly
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
A miASS.or copper key, was found yes
terday on Allen near Fourth, which the
owner can get by applying at the Epitawi
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Calumct & Hecla 2,043
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
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
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
Pensioning President' IVidowH.