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wbwM IpiteA VOL. IU.-NO. 46. WEEKLY EPITAPH.. rOMBSTONK, ARIZONA. MAY 20, 1882. OHUAXIZ.VTIOX. In tho approaching organization of the Domocratio party in Cochise county much caro should bo exer cised in giving all the precincts rep resentation, and in tho establishment of precincts good judgement is par ticularly necessary. Voters, outside of the main towns, arc scattered through tho mountains and valleys in small knots, and polling places should be so regulated as to bo easy of access. Within a very short time it will be necessary to have primaries tor the selection of delegates to a county convontinr, lit which must be chosen eight dogates to tho Terri torial convention to be held in July at Phoenix. Wo recommend that the members of the Cqunty Gentr.il Com mittee be chosen at the same timo so that after the Delegate and Superin tendent of' Publio Instruction are nominated the county organization can be perfected without loss of time and in a systomutic "man ner. In the division of county rep resentation, affairs should be regu lated so as to prevent even a suspi cion of unfairness, and it may be de pended upon that tho Epitaph will expose and condemn jobbery. The following precincts should be .repre sented in the county convention and as many others as may bo deemed necessary: Hereford, Ramsey's Can on, Huachua, Lurty's Ranch,Charles ton, Contention, Merrill's Ranoh, Benson, Tres Alamos, Ash Canon, San Simon Crienega,GaIeyville,Camp Bowie, Bowie Station, Downing Saw -mill, Dos Cabezas, Wiloox,Win Chester, Morse's Mill, Soldier's Hole, 1 urquois, Bisbee and each of the four wards of Tombstone. Good judgment should be exercised in de termining tho measure of representa tion, and the country should not be anade a tail to the city's kite. It is the duty of the members of the Ter ritorial Central Committee for Co chise county to roaku thi call for primaries without unnecessary delay. IX JIEMOK1A31. ".Count no man happy until he is dead," was the sententious remark of an ancient sage, and every day's ex- ' perience on this earth shows how true to life was the axiom of tho old philosopher. While no man cares about facing the unknown land on the other shore, 'and while all of us ucling to life because we think 'tis "Abetter to bear tho ills we have than fly to those, we know not of, still, it ' cannot be denied that the only rest for a mortal is in the quiet grave. ..And, instead of sorrow for their taking off, we should rather rejoice that they- are' freed from the toils and troubles which are the lot of poor humanity. Yesterday, in this town of Tomb stone, was laid away in the narrow house as true a heart as ever throbbed to friendship or sympathized with the misfortunes of his fellows. A dispo sition as kind as ever warmed the breast of a noble soul; u nature as genial as ever grasped tho hand of a friend; a cool head, a warm heart, And a hand as open as day to the - calls of melting charity has paid the debt of nature and passed into the ,gloom of eternity. Behind him are sorrowing hearts and weeping friends; before him, let us hope, are peace, joy and happiness -eternal. Archie McBride has passed from the gloomy shore of mortality to pleasant fields and sunlit groves on the other side. We feel that when hejsets foot upon that laud whore the weary are forevar at rest, a legion of friends who have gone before,' will take him by the hand and lead him to the bowers whero Truth holds her spotless court; where Friendship makesher eternal home, where Honor f dwells, and where manhood, gen erosity and sterling worth live for ever. Kind friend, truo heart, honest hand and dauntless spirit "hail and farewell." H. It is to be hoped that Pinafore will noon be again given to the publio of Tombstone, as its rendition presented a rare treat. In this connection it becomes us editorially to thank par ticularly tho lady vjho so brilliantly and pleasantly filled the character of Josephine. Mrs. Hawkins has an exquisite voice rarely cultivated, and to her perfect musical education was mainly due the success of the Tomb stone Pinafore troupe. The Epitaph, being published seven days, in tho week, is the best medium for advertisements. TUKQUOIS DISTRICT. lHifctlnn ntul JMntnuce frOlM Tomb StOHC. Ait Kiiltaith CoinmlHRionpr Visit to the amp. l'aj'M n Tin-. E.aat Chance -How DeTclopcil Valuu ol lt Ore nud Outlook. A Glance at Other Properties. Of modern industries noble metal mining, as carried on in our midst, has been in all ages as ft is to-day, the, greatest and most profitable of the industrial pursuits followed by man. From its multifarious operations, tho ancients and their posterity to our times, derived colossal fortunes, and in the long cycles to come gold and silver mining will lose none of its facinations for tho energotio and tho adventurous. From tho proceds f.f what other Manual industry have ero been, in such brief periods, so many and such vast fortunes created, so many mon made rioh and so many communities rendered prosperous? Would the agricultural and graz ing and commercial interests of Cali fornia, great as they are, have beau tified San Francisco in a couple of decades as wo to-day behold it leveled its sand dunes and erected stately structures, magnificent streets, and luxurious homes whero erst-while reigned solitude and idleness? Havo not the allurements of gold mining and tho magnificent rewards promised to honest toil amidst tho mountains and valleys, and in the river beds of tho Golden State laid broad and deep and enduring the foundations of its commercial metropolis ? But for the great silver interests of tho PACIFIC STATES AND TERRITORIES, and the fostering influences they af forded, and still afford to other struggling mdust.:es it is doubtful whether Government would havo been able to resume specie payment ,at the timo it did. And yet we to- uay oeuoiu tue singular spectacle 01 present members ol th.it Government combining forces with some fow of tho monopolist idiots of tho country and actively working framing meas ures which, if successful, must in timo cripplo those same interests. Enlightened Governments and states men and far seeing politicians usual ly frame measures for protecting and promoting the interests of a nation which guarantees to the people of that nation enduring prosperity. Tho manufactuoers of New Eng land, the iron monsters of Pennspl vania and tho copper producers of Lake Superior huve been made se cure in their exactions and monopo lies by the protective tariff of Con gross; but, strange to say, tho same Congress has failed to afford to the silver producers of tho West even common justice, as was, aud is, its duty, in view of tho depression of silver in Europe, by framing such coinage laws and other measures as would promote the development and prosperity of the greatest and ir.ost stable of tho industries tf tho coun try. TO THEIR MINERAL RESOURCES alone, are Montana. Idaho, Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona,- Now Mexico and even California in debted for having been rescued from primal solitudo and unproductiveness. It was tho silver interests of Color ado that built Denver and Lcadvillo aud gridironed the state with rail roads. It was the same interests that led tho gentiles to antagonize the Mormons in Utah, and imbued the Arganauts of tho sunset side of tho sierras with tho courage and ambi tion to scale tho precipitous sides of thoso great barriers, cross tho Carson river, climb Mount Davidson, dis cover tho Comstock and build upon tho cropping of the great lodes Vir ginia City. Fine as are the agricul tural and pastoral resources of Ari zona it is safe to remark that to its marvolous mineral wealth it is chief ly indebted for its increasing popu lation and prosperity and for the promises of its future. Thceo years ago the plateau whereon Tombstone now stands, seoure and prosperous, was an inhospitable Waste which to all appearances at that timo might as well be eliminated from Uncle Sam's acreage so little hope there was that it would ever merit the metropolitan distinctions since given it. Yet in side of that period it has become one of the best known centres in the Union. From a mere aggregation of cheer less adobe huts aud canvas tents. Tombstone has grown to fine archi tectural proportions, while the in crease of its population has kept pace with its advancing fortunes. Scarce ly more than two-and-a-half years ago and Tombstone's precious metal shipments could bo recorded by writ ing the little word Nil. Not so now, however, for since that period the product of its mines has contributed probably ten or more millions to the linnllll n.trl nnll.l,i nf flin T..llm The mines of Tombstone, as will many of the mines of Cochise county that are being now opened, will pay dividends to their owners for years to como. Tho aggregato of the divi dends paid by the former's mines to date, must approximate considerably above $4,000,000, while the Copper Queen's contribution must foot up abovo $500,000. Winchester, too, in the near future,- from tho" present outlook, will wheel into the lino of dividend paying districts, and it is not unlikely that Turquoise at no dis tant day will be added to tho num ber. ''Things more imprfibablo have come to pass In the mining world TOMBSTONE, of even Arizoua. Winchester and Turquoise, it has am' is being proven, aro not deficient in thoso precious commodities which reward the miner for his toil and the capi talist for his spirited investment. Underground development it is that tells tho secret and filches from tho embraces of nature her horded treasures. In both of these sections active explorations progress satis factorily, and from our personal ob servation we are in a position to state that commendable progress is now being made in the TUEQUISE DISJLKICT, which we last Thursday visited for the express purpose of testing the truth or falsity of tho reports of the richness of the Last Chance mine, located there, which had reached ne. In point of discovery Turquoise is almost coeval in age with Tombstone, and that its mineral resources need only money and muscle a.id mining experience to render them valuable is evidenced in tho explorations of th'o Last Chance and others of tho properties sunounding it. Tho dis trict lies about fifteen miles to the eastward of this place and is not only reached over an excellent road but covers a section of country bearing all the outward appearance of large mineralization, and is easily ap proached from any quarter. Wood and water,two great desiderata in con nection with mining, aTe convenient and abundant, and the climate, 'like that of tho whole of southeastern Arizona, is famous for its healthgiv ing salutiferous qualities. Geo graphically the district is bounded on the west by the Dragoon moun tains and tho south by the Mule; on the north by Sulphur SpringValley and on the east by Swishelm moun tains .and the Chiricahua mountains. Four at least of these boundary lo calities are known to be rich in met aliferous deposits of the silver, lead and cupriferous characters, such as distinguish tho lower quarter of the district wherein is situated THE LAST CHANCE. The district derives the name from quito an elevated hill in the vicinity of the above property which tiadition points out as one ot the localities of this region in which the Aztecs mined for tho precious turquoise of the Oriental. The vein from the Last Chance mine is very fine, and embraces Sulphur Spiing Valley now for the most part black and bare of verdure after the tcoroit ing of tho flames of a couple of weeks ago, which has been falsely attributed'to tho Indians, It also includes hundreds of squaic miles of fine, rich, undulating grazing land clear up to the borders of New and Old Mexico. Undaunted by fear of the treacherous wars of San Carlos, the Last Chance suspended not oper ations during the time the public mind was kept in alarm by reports of outrages. The Swissholmsrand Chira cahuus are fully 25 to 30 miles to the east of tho Last Chance property,atid despite the murder of James at the hay ranch it is now a well attested fact that during the period of alarm, there was not a hostile nearer than the last named mountains. During all the time Mr. Power, under whose supervisi n tho following named property is being now very effective ly developed, tode in and out from town unarmed, and this ho would not have done had he believed in the presence of redskins in dangerous proximity to his property. lint to resume The Last Chance was rUUCHASEl) LAST MARCH by the present owners, and has been binco then continuously worked suc cessfully. It covers longitudinally, the iiurtheastern flank ot the same hill whereon is located the Defiance, the Genl. Hancock, the Queen of the Hill, the Whoopup, the Conten tion, tho Mono aud the Justice. Tho axial lines of the hiil course nearly east and west and its sides aro steep and admirably suits the purposes of tunneling. Its overly ing formation is lime, its underlying porphyry, as is now evidenced in the middle tunnel by which Athe Last Chance- is being opened with a view to reach the contact. The three tun nels which wo inspected are well constructed and each measured at the period of our visit as follows: Discovery tunnel 80 feet, middle 50, aud new tunnel, located on north west end of tho location, 85 feet, in ore of excellent quality, which, for our own satisfaction, we sampled and had assayed. Commencing on the west sido of the new tunnel, near the winze, wo sampled carefully there trom every foot of tho descending ledgo clear to the face or bottom whero we noticed the forma tion between walls clean and com pact and tho mineralization excel lent. Having taken what wc DEEMED A 1'AIE SAMPLE we subjeoted tho opposite or east side of the incline to a similar pro cess, and when finished took hold ot our bags and sealed them. On the dump at this tunnel we judge theie are piled not less than 125 ions ol ore which the owners expect from their assays will work $0U per ton, but if that quantity run anything like our samples the property is an immensely valuable one. The first twenty-five feet of tho abovo tunnel is all in ore clear up to.tlte hanging wall, whero a winze descends twelve feet in ore aud is thenco driven 01) feet on' a plane of about 12 degrees below the horizon lo a point tiqar tho bottom or face as mentioned abow. whore it descends at an ami-h. I of probably 35 degrees, and at such COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA, MAY 20, 1882. point tho vein must bo at least seven foot thick, whilo the walls are e'early outlined and the carbonates of lead exhibited of the most assuring char acter. Following are tho assay results ob tained from the two samples taken, one taken from each sido along the length of the above incline No. 1 west : I certify on honor tbat I havo this day made carefu. and com U assayi of llis folonlng sum h s or ore Tor the Tomuctonu hrmru, unlc i re mltcda follow: , oia. hlljer. Leltoreato drift, now work... SH 40 $2b7t5 Right or west of drllt, new work.. ..50 1GS 12 Aera2e or old tunnel. SJ.S8.8I. HENRY W. HEARSING, Aesoyer and Ulicmitlr IN OLD OR DISCOVERY TUNNEL, From point of entrrnco to face 8G feet in oro of fine quality in more or less quantity is visible. The ore fol lowed is rich and the vein at face of tunnel was probably two and a half feet thick when wo examined' it last Thursday in company with 'Messrs. Power an"d Sevejioaks." The ore in his tunnel is. a rich argentiferous galena, going high in gold and ex hibiting in places heavy copper stains. At a point about' thirty feet fiom mouth of tunnel the vein opens out and makes an abrupt descent to the dip, while the other branch of it has been followed hrizontally into the hill, as stated. The descending branch, at date of visit, had been ex plored, by winze to a depth of 14 leet, and the value of the ore there tro'm is, as per our sample, 125 70 per ton in gold and silver; and the assay value of the ore from entrance to face of tunnel, a distance of 80 feet, is as given below: Number 1, $257.75; No. 2, 6124 07; No. 3. 01.10; No. 4,$194 78; No. 5,S241.30; No. G, $100.80; No. 7 $264,21; No. 8, $138.22; No. 9, $50.50; No. 10, $58.11; No. 11, $408.42; No. 12, $40.00; No. 13, $21.91; No. 14, 813S.21 average, $152.94, which we deem a very encouraging showing for the Last Clunce.and which leaves room for the belief thai greater depth in the hill will bear out the hopes of its owners. Qunantity of oro on old dump about 75 tons. The "average depth of the foregoing tunnels be neath the highest point of course on surface will measure probably CO feet; and this .work, in addition to building good forgo at a convenient point on the hill, two oio dumps, bu'lding dwelling house and assay office, cutting out stations and erect ing windlasses and making good trails to the works, haye all been ac complished since 23d of last March, the day of the transfer of the proper ty to Mr. Power. IN CONCLUSION, We have to add that it is our opinion that the abovo property, without ftii ther development of thq character now being executed, will successful ly establish its great value and prove tlio productive capacity of the dis trict as well, and exemplify what en ergv and enterprise, when rightly directed, can accomplish. Ot the other properties mentioned above, the best opened are the Mono, an Eastern company, the Defiance, Jus tice, Contention aud Queen, of tho hill. Elsewhere in the district we noticed the Silver Cloud, Fitzgerald and some other locations showing good prospects and meriting atten tion. .Capital and new owners, faith blood and muscle are what Turquois most needs to establish its worth and bring its long buried resouices to the sunlight of heaven, the same as have been brought those of Tombstone. RUSSEL idlNING CAMP. An Interest Injr Coiniminlratlon from n it' eh .Uinernl JteK'on. Editor Epitiipii: Dear Sir, Hav ing seen in a late Nsue of your paper the earnest solicitation you make for communications from the various mining camps surrounding Tomb stone, tho great centre of mining in dustry, I venture to give you a few notes from our promising but hitherto unvoiced camp. Our camp is situated about thirty iriiles almost duo north from Tomb stone, about four miles from Dragoon station, S. P. R. R., at the eastern base of what is called the Little Dra goon mountains. Dragoon is our P. O. and general point for commu nicating with the outside, and affords us a mail, eastern and western, daily. The camp is located in a beautiful valley winding Out through the foot hills to the east, with abundant sup ply of the purest water, and sufficient oak, cedar and other timber growths for fuel, close at hand. Our population numbers nearly onn hundred. We h.uve several interest ing families, and the presence of wo man? refining influence is apparent, in that wo havo one of the most peaceable and orderly young mining catnps within our great mining Ter ritory. The town boasts one store of general merchandise, one saloon, black-smilh shop, corral etc., and tunhermoro, the wearied rambler in his searchings for mineral wealth can get a good meal without trouble. In ihe way of mines we have a number that have been developed to an extent to justify the owners in a feeling of security that they have not sought in vain for the hidden treas ure, as also noninterestea parties in thcTsame belief, who havo examined them. Among those mostly devel oped, may be named, the Peab cly, Delta, Florence, an extension to the Peabody Copper King, Silver Chord, Highland .Mary, Republic, Dread naught, Southern, San Antonio, Con cho, Donna Anna and Boss Mine. Besides those named .there are many times more, upon which but little work has been done, but which show fine croppings and biddiugly invito capital to seek their wealth .- A great majority of the claims here, and some of the most promising, are owned by men who aro unable to develop them, except hy slow stages. Surely no camp invites a more certain and safe investment to men of means. All tho development of any note here has been done within the past twelve mouths, and most developed of any is the Peabody mine, owned by the Russell Co.; composed chiefly of Philadelphians, and having for Superintendant Mr. J.G. Wall. This .mine is down to a depth ot 110 feet, showing a large and rich vein of pay ore' unbroken to the full dopth of the shaft, and in the drifts each way on the vein about 70 feet. Tho Russel Company havo erected steam hoist ing .works, under the able' foremar ship of Mr. Al Burrington, now run ning, and they havo out about 800 tons of pay ore, which is being haul ed daily to their new 30-ton smelter, recently erected under the superior management of Mr. Harry Knowles, who is in charge, and a gentleman of extensive and varied experienco in smelting enterprises. Mr. James Hughes, but lately of the Copper Queen smelting works, furnishes his skill in the manipulation of the fur nace. This is expected to stert in a very few days, and perhaps when this reaches 3'ou it will havo commenced, which will be tho initiatory produo of bullion from our camp, and a mere forestasto of the great and near fu ture. The prevailing ore here is copper, carrying silver, and there is great uniformity of character in the ores of the entire belt, Wo can safely count en an average bearing of 30 per cent, of copper and $35 in silver to the ton of ore. Our camp having worn its maiden modesty and spent tho time in do veloping its resources instead of blowing aloud a fictitious merit, until a near fruition of its hopes are at hand, we think it meet that we as sume our full importance as a manl iest and indisputable factor of the great mining interests of Arizona. And, Mr. Editor, 'if you will be our triend and give us voice through your paper, I am sure you will have friends out here in our busy and thrifty little camp, both now and when its man hood becomes strong and great. Very truly yours, II. T. WEEKLY MINING REVIEW. TOMBSTONE MILL it MINING COMPANY. Professor John A. Church, Super intendent of the Tombstone Mill and Mining Company haj issued a reporf for the year ended March 3lst, from which it appear that the mines of the company produced during the year 29,211.00 tons of ore, yielding 1,390, 803 ounces of silver bullion, or, 1,198,11803 ounces of fine silver, and 2402.84 ounces of fine gold, hav ing together approximate value of $1,370,047.13. The average yield per per ton was 41 ounces of silver and 0 084 ounces of gold, having a total assay value of $54.70, and, dc duqting 15 per cent, an estimated market value of $47.34 per ton. The total prodution of the mine and the average, as per mill return, are given as follows: - . o n o - rt '-l--w ft o 5 JooX-t-3- a ?-5iS2H2' c 00000 o c sh o "i I X l:'01,n1B. 3 3fc3i:&fci-i fSfrSEB ' r w v S ps-e1- i J, o" ewo at j o Assuming that the extraction of the silver in the mill was 80 per cent, and of the gold 50 per cent, it would follow from the average of the pro duct that tho average gross value of the ore obtained from the mine was, $73.05 in silver and $4 00 in gold, a total of $77.11. The ore contains beside from 4 to 8 per cent of lead. According to detailed monthly state ments accompanying the report, the average fineness of tho bars pro duced was 801 of silver and 17 of gold, tho averege percentage of base metal in the bullion, being 1372 per cent, the maximum being 25"9 per cent in March and the minimum 9 0 in January, 1882. Tho total expenses during the year were $794,170.90; in these, however, are included $99,758.09 of extraordinary expenses (?0,3G5 04 legal, $32,051.87 mine construction, and 30,590.83 mill construction) and ail estimated increase in the stock of supplies of $10,000, leaving the total outlay for work and mate rials at $G8 1,412.21, and making the direct cost for mining and muling 8 -.'3.43 per ton for tho whole year. This cost is distributed as follows: April to hep. '81. Oct. '80, to April.'SO Mlulnc. Labor ei.i.no Miircn. -si, 10 Api. ol o ADl Contract Supplies 2.22 Repairs and Renewals .02 Ore hauling 3.1" Total mining $18.57 Milling. Labor $311 Supplies 3.13 Repairs and Renewals .22 Total milling $6 46 Sundries. General expenses.... .59 Administration 64 Total sundries $1.23 Grand total per ton. 26.26 $9.60 $11.03 .21 S-.W-, .01 3.13 2.12 310 $15.11 $16.54; $2.68 $2.85H 2 87 2.97 .68 .48 $6.23 $6.3Qtf $.49 .61 $1.02 22.36 $.47 .64 $1.11 &1.96 GRAND CENTRAL. The crosscut on the 000 foot level in the new works is in eighty feet; no change; the ground is very hard. From the old works they are driving south 3, 4, 5 and 000 foot levels, have a strong ledgo all the way. Some of the levels are looking well, others not so well. The stopes all through the mine are looking fine, and produce on an average ninety tons of ore daily. Everything run ning along as smooth as usual. The mine is looking well. CONTENTION. Work is continued on the COO foot level, but slow progress is being made in consequence of very hard rock. The west crosscut from north shaft was driven nine feet last week. On the 500 connection has been made with the Flora Morrison shaft along the vein, also a winze connection with the 450 foot level. A winze has been started from the 500 to the GOO foot level west of north shaft. The south winze will probably reach the GOO foot level during the ensuing week. Sending thirty tons of second class ore daily to the Girard mill. The usual amount of first-class ore is being shipped to the Contention mill. The mine looking first rate. GIRARD. Drifting east in 150-foot level, in ore;, end of drift east of main shaft. Sinking a winze on same level, going down in base ore.. The veinastrong one, -and ore very fair. In the 200 foot level tho north crosscut working three different palaces in ore. Drift ing east and crosscutting north. On the 279-foot level a crosscut is being run north. Some ore is being work ed out on tho 329-foot level and a new incline shaft has been started. The old incline is yielding plenty of ore still. The stopes are all looking as well as usual. INGERSOLL. Tho mine looking extremely well'. Mr. N. B. Lazard has recently been appointed foreman and is making vast improvements in the system of working. An upraise has been started from the third level showing good ore, and similar work is oeing done on thsNecond. The oro body is improving Two drifts have been started on the second level and one on the first. Tho fourth drift on the 400-foot level is now extended 81 feet. In south drift have commenced an upraise. These drifts are both in quartz-and porphy ry, with very favorable indications. The west crosscut on the 100-foot level is now in 117 feet. Tho upper workings are looking as well as usual. Will commence shipping ore in a few days. RANDOLPH. An eight feet vein of rich ore was struck in the west crosscut from shaft No. 2 during tho past week. Crosscut in 65 feet; will not tap the south drift from No. 1 until about the 'first of June. South drift from shaft No. 1 in 125 feet in splendid ore. Winze from first level down 35 feet in ore. Crosscut from winze in 18 feet in ore, no foot-wall being yet discovered. Ore body expanding a development progresses. Tho new boarding house at the mine comple ted yesterday. FRANKLIN The main shaft down seventy feet, cutting sverael strata of fine ore. From Colorado. Denver, Col., May 8, 1882. Editor Epitaph: Here we are in mud after two days of almost steady drip, drip, and we attribute it solely to the tears of the excursionists, who have shed them freely, because they didn't come West when Uncle Horace Greeley told them to. Every excur sion party has brougl t rain, and as another is on the way, we feel confi dent that our usual moisture will come with them. But the ranchmen are jubilant, never did crops look better, never were the cattle enjoying better grazing, and in spite of the mud, never were our people more actively engaged. In the mountains we are already beginning to hear of new strikes and big ones, but these reports always herald the approach of spring flowers, and are often as transient in their life. All mining districts suffer from the methods used to foist weak schemes upon the, people. Tho world at large remembers its folly and charges it broadcast upon a whole district. It is a pity that the people never will learn that not one in a hundred of tho most valuable mines in tho coun ry is known on the eastern mining boards, In the East ttfesc boaids are looked to as the correct index, in the mining regions we know they are exactly the revers?, and now how shall we disabuse the people? How shall we proceed to compel a proper understanding of what we bave? When that problem is solved, there will be a healthy and continuous movement westward, and develop ment for all that timo is in it, will go on all over the country. Your average eastern capitalist, fond of an occasional dable in mining FIVE DOLLARS A Y EAR. stocks, when he reaches the time for his annual vacation, thinks it a less un comfortable trip to go to Paris or Ber lin than to come westward. Ten days on the ocean, ten days often of intes tinal combat or monotony, land him on the other side; then begin the dis comforts of foreign travel. When he returns ho must "read up" to know how to commence work. Let him put in the same time in a west ward trip, and spend the same time amongst our mountains and mines, and he is physically better off, men tally better posted, and on his return is a giant among his fellows. He has seen mines aud mineral; he now knows that New York quotations, as a measure of value, are nil, and he has put his "margin capital," into mines that pay him better than his speculative business over did. He knows now that the longest published list of dividend paying companies comprises but a fractionaL.portion of the whole, and that those which pay best are entire strangers to Wall street. The Mining exposition will do a great deal to remove Eastern preju dice. It will be visited by thousands, and it will be fully reported by all the mining journals. Ores will be shown there from mines unknown to the stock manipulators, but their div idends have blessed the stockholders for many years. I have watched closely, and I find that out of thirty three counties in Colorado, twenty- . eight have already commenced pre paring for exhibits. Besides this, there aro a large number of individ ual movements outside the State. It is understood generally that theex hibit made by each locality isVits particular advertisement, and efforts are directed tow'ard making it a very strong one. But a false impression might get abroad if the Exposition has such a preponderance of Colorado in it. If this preponderance is permitted, it is solely tho fault of the people outside this State. They will find as warm greeting awaiting them as our own miners receive, and possibly ,a warmer, and in consideration of the distance they come. The Atchi son, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company, take a warm interest in .ex positions, and have asked for a large space in this one, to show what there is along their transcontinental line. They will show Kansas grain and fruits in profusion. If they fail to show Arizona ores in profusion they will not half do their duty. If the peoplo of Arizona stir them selves they can place on exhibit here of which they will feel proud, and the world will ba astounded, and as f he exposition recurs annuallyj they will record their progress in it with satisfaction. They have the advan tages and the apportunity. Will they take full advantage of it ? G. THAT PROCLAMATION. Wo have no hesitation in saying that the most absurd, as well as fool ish state document ever promulgated by any President, is the proclama tion by President Arthur concerning the affairs of Arizona. No possible good can come from it, and it only confirms the people of the East in an opinion about which there is some doubt. If southern Arizona is really the borne of an organized band of thieves and murderers, then life or property could not be saved by a verbose proclamation. The idea that a set of lawless, des perate men would heed a proclama tion, is a little too far out of the way, and would seem like a joke, did we not know that President Arthur sup posed himself to be terribly in ear nest to save a section cf territory over which he is a guardian. The President evidently had had counselors, or wrote the great paper on Monday, after one of his two days' revels with Tom Murphy, and others of the New York boys, with whom, according to our Washington exchanges, he is in tho habit of hav ing a rout every Saturday and Sun day. Democrat. Woronoco (Han IMeso) Mluln Co. The following item of mining news was unavoidably crowded out in our weekly report yesterday morning:"! The hoisting machinery, which was shipped from New York, arrived yes terday, and will be set up immedi ately, and the shaft will then be sunk to a depth of five or six huu dred feet ai rapidly as possible. The drifts on the 350-foot level will be driven until the bodies of ore are struck which were cut on the level above. The work of development has been stopped for one month, while the shaft is being straightened and put in shape to facilitate quick hoisting. Ore is now being stoped from thonorth drift of 266-foot Jevel of the same nature as that which is now on the dump, and as soon as the machinery is in place ore will be taken from "tho upper levels while the work of development goes on below. . ' The funeral of Archie McBride, at three o'clock yesterday afternoon, was very larcely attended, the line of carriages reaching several blocks. Tho opening ceremonies were held In the parlor of the Grand Hotel, under the auspices of the Tombstone club, and conducted br the pastor of the Episcopal church, aided by the choir. The services were very im pressive and solemn, the absorbing sorrow of the bereaved widow filling the hearts of all with deep sympathy. There were many ladies present, whose evident sympathetic grief added to the mournfulness of the oc casion. 4 It is rumored that the Xuegct Is shortly to be purchased by Judge Dibble. Either that or a new outfit.