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VOET-IIT. NO. 49.
TOMBSTONE. COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA, JUNE 17, 1882.
FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR.
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WEEKLY EPITAPH.
TJUD3TOXB. AHIZONA, JUNE 17, 18SJ.
IX- Till) FItOXT 1I.M(,
Although ono of tha earliest ex-
Jored portions of the North Amen-
can continent, Arizona is even yet
one of the least known. Before the
opening of tho Southern Paoilic
railroad, its capabilities and its re
sources wo'ro but imperfectly under
stood by tho outside world. That it
contained the richest mines of any
section of the United States, and
somo'of the finest grazing lands, wn3
the popular belief. But, although
tradition and story had thrown
ju-okjid thisM'sy.pto region- Uiolam
or of golden fancies, it remained
to be practically demonstrated
whother this reputed wealth really
had an existence. Tho bullion out
put for tho past two years has set
tled the question of theoxtont and
wonderful richness of Arizona's
mines, and moro than fulfilled tho
expectations of her most sanguine
friends. '-
It has been shown that the whole
Territory is ono vast minora! field,
unequaled, perhips, on the globe.1
Tt has been proven that its ore bod
ies are of a higher grade than any
jet discovered. The popular opin
ion which once obtained among
Pacifio coast opprators, that the
mines of Arizona were mero surface
deposits, has been proven to bo fal
lacious. Whfcrever depth has been
reached, the mines have shown a
steady improvement, both in size of
. vein and quality of ore.
Arizona is destined, and that with
in a few years, to become tho great
bullion producer of the Union. Her
climate, natural facilities for ore re
duction, and all the adjuncts which
jnako mining a success, are here in
abundance, 'i he cost of extraction
is nominal, and no expensive outlay
of large and costly machinery, is ne
cessary. Vast deposits of mineral
are found on tho surface, and the
great expense of deep mining will
not interfere with successful prose
cution of the business in this Terri
tory for years to cone. There is to
day no 'portion of the great mning
'belt of the Union which presents so
many advantages to the investor as
Arizona. It is almost a virgin field,
And thote who are fortunate enough
'to secure an interest in it, will yet
glean a golden harvest.
We are leceiving almost daily
communications from tho eastern
states, asking information of the
grazing resources of this section of
tho country. It is tho intention of
'the editor of the EriTAni to shortly
make a trip over all portions of Co-
chiso county, when a series of artioles
will be written showing its existing
wonderful facilities for stook grow-
ers. That portion of tho county ly
ing east of Tombstone is universally
conceded to bo more prolific in mi
tricious. grasses than any other soc
"tion of the Territory. Vast plains
and immense traots of rolling coun
try are literally covered, as far as the
eye can reach, and there is an abund
ance of water. In tho low valleys
along tho streams, alfalfa grows so
rapidly that several crops cari be
cut each year. These valleys present
unrivaled facilities for the estab
lishment of dairies, and tho growth of
vegetables. Tho rnany mining
oamps now -existing and springing
up in all portions of tho county fur
nish certain -markets for cattle and
the products of farms and dairies.
In the prespnt freedom, from Indian
and other troubles, there can bo no
better field for stock-raisers and
small farmors than Cochise county,
and in tho close future our grazing
lesources will breed an era of pros
perity that will inuro to tho benefit
of all classes of business.
Pbofessok Church is exerting
Himself very actively in behalf of
Arizona's exhibit at the Denver Ex
position. His exact knowledgo of
minerals and tho science of mining,
together with his eminent business
qualifications, enables him to estab
lish a perfect system of classification
and method of procedure, while his
energy will undoubtedly secure full
representation from all the counties.
The Territory may consider itself
fortunate that Professor Church has
consented to act in the premises, for
his aotual worth and reputation as a
mineralogist and geologian will se
cure the mineral products of Arizona
an attention and consideration few
other gentlemen could obtain for
them. It is to be hoped nil sections
of the Territory will co operate with
and aid the Commissioner earnestly
and. heartily.
Tin: jiki;tixj.
The meeting last night, which ro-.
suited in the election of Hon. Patrick
Hamilton to represent Cochiso coun
ty nt the Denver Exposition, was an
enthusiastic one. Tho grcntleman
chosen has too good a record to need
much comment, and his abilities as a
writer and a miner insure a first
class exhibit and interpretation of the
mineral resources of the county.
Selected by the last legislative as
sembly to write up the resources of
Arizona, he produced a pamphlet
that has beon audj's being quoted in
tho loading journals of the country
as ono of the most exhaustive brief
reviews over written. The leading
mining journal of Denver but re
c itly published eight columns of
the "Resources of Arizona," and paid
Mr. Hamilton an exceedingly, high
compliment upon the 'production of
his pen. He is well known to all tho
mining men of Colorado, and will bo
eceived at Denver with' tho most
considerate attention. Ho served a
long apprenticeship at mining, work
ing for years as a prospector and an
underground minor, and using his
intelligence, in tho study Of ores and
geological indications. Thero is
hardly a miner in" tho Territory who
does not know Pat Hamilton. Al
ways an advocato of a uniform rato
of wages, ho has over held the high
est place in tho esteem of the Miner's
Union. Certainly Coohiso county
cannot bo better represented than by
Hon. Patrick Hamilton, nor tho dis
trict of Tombstone by ono more fit
than Thcs. It. Sorin.
In this issue of the EpiTArn is
published tho grand jury report. It
would liavo appeared sooner, but,
owing to . variety of circumstances,
it cojild not. In tho first place it
was not read in open court or ordered
published, as is done in all other
courts. Secondly, owing to losses
in collections since tho fire, this
office has been hardly aUe to charge
itself with muoh extra expense. As
it is wo procured the report by a
payment of five dollars to the clerk's
office over the instructions' of the
clerk to his deputj' that "ho did, not
propose, to allow any favors to the
Epitaph office." As tho papers of
tho court aro public records, we
hardly realize what favors this offico
can nee'd from their custodian.
The resolutions passed by the Re
publican convention in Maine, make
exceedingly comical reading in the
light of recent facts. They pledge
the party in that state against tho
importation of foreign labor, and yet
ovory Maine benator and Represent
ative in the present Congress, fought
and voted against the Chinese bill.
There is als.) a clause advocating a
constitutional amendment prohibit
ing tho sale of liquor. Should tho
latter Republican suggestion pro-,
vail, the consequent droughth would
be moro appalling than the seven
years famino in Egypt. Evidently
the Republicana of Maine are feeling
their oats to a remarkablo degree.
A? tho Epitaph was mentioned
on several occasions last night, it is
in order to stato that this journal had
nothing whatever to do with tho call
for tho meeting, and the editor thero
of did not know thero was to bo a
meeting until his return from Tuo
son after tho announcement had been
made.. All tho same, wo aro particu
larly glad that Mr. Hamilton was de
clared tlio ohoico of the people to
represont Coohiso county at the Den
ver Exposition, for tho reason that
wo consider him an eminently fit
man for the position. 'It will be seen
also that the miners will cheerfully
contribute towards tho expenses of
his trip.
The Democrats of Cochise yes
terday laid the foundation foi a
thorough organization of the party
in this county. Primary elections
wore held in overy precinct and a
full representation is assured in the
convention which meets on tho 24th
of Juno. Only by discipline and
perfect organization can wo make as
surance of success doubly sure. Let
tho good work go on in every poll
ing place in the county, and let us
present a solid and united front next
November.
So far Cochise appears to bo the
only county in the Territory that has
taken any action looking to rep
resentation at tho Denver Exposi
tion. Arizona can make a grand dis
play at the fair if proper efforts are
put forth.
Wanted by tho Republican part'
of Arizona, an issue toprcsont to tho
voters of the Territory.
TELEGRAPHIC.
A Merlons Jllot.
Alexandria, June 7.-Serious riots
occurred to-day between natives and
Europeans, and several persons were
killed and wounded and in addition
u numbor of housos wore destroyed.
The police at first remained inactive
iu regard to the riotous demonstra
tions. Tho latter took place before
tho French consulate, to which sever
al of those mortally wounded wero
carried. The disturbances contin
ued somo time before the" authorities
took any steps to suppress them.
Tho Eiiglish consul was severely
hurt, receiving a gunshot wound,-and
an engineer of the British man-of-war
Superb was killed. Tho disturb
ance was continued five hours.' when
the militaay appeared and dispersed
tho rioters. v
LATER.
Alexandria, June 11. In the
riots tho Greek and Italian consuls
were severely wounded. Tho British
man-of-war Superb will 'arrive in'
port during the night and w)ll pro
tect the British coneulate, and boats
will be sc'nt to take off all British
subjects who desire to leave Alexan
dria. It is estimated that twenty
persons were killed in the riots, but
exaot particulars are unattainable.
So far as ascertained the rioting com
menced on the "street. Tho immedi
ate causo was the stabbing of Mat
tes. A mob of natives collected on
the streets with stioks and made their
way into tho groat square where they
demolished music pavilions and the
furniture in adjoining cafes. Euro
pean subjects (left the square and
took refuge for some time at the
French consulate'. Tho soldiers were
called out but they looked on with
out interfering during the work of
demolition and bloodshed. The mob
saoked the shops of Europeans.
Egyptian troops occupy all parts of
tho city. Katherno des Sours, in
habited, chiefly by Europeans, was
completely wrecked. Europeans
fired from the windows, killing many
Arabs. Tho latter made terrible
havoc among Europeans in- the
streets. ,
London, Juno 12. A telegram
puhlished here -says the official re
port of tho riot in Alexandria gives
the number of Europeans killed as
sixty-seven.
further details.
London, Juno 12. Advices from,
Alexandria late last night stato that
the disturbances commenced simul
taneously at three diffetsnt points.
Tho object of the rioters, in a great
measure, appears to hive been pil
lage, in which Levantines as well as
Arabs participated. A regiment of
cavalry and a regiment of infantry
were ordered to reinforce the gar
rison. Cairo, Juno 12. The following
roport of the riot has bften received
from Alexandria: Cookson, the Eng
lish Consul, says when he was ramm
ing from the great square to the
Governor's residence lie saw two
Europeans respectfully dressed, ap
parently naval officers in plain
cldlhes, knocked lown. A Greek
was shot and killed by soldiers five
yards from Cookson's carriage, and
others even closer were knocked
down anubbed. A soldier cut at
the cow' "the kavass with a sword.
Tho carriage of tho Greek consul was
stopped by a number of soldiers and
tho occupants dragged out. The con
sul was severely beaten. Cookson
escaped severe maltreatment by his
coachman lashing the horses, but he
was struck on tho head and &d one
of his arms broken. The Italian
consul was wounded by a fitone. The
wifo of Austion, the Consul-General,
was attacked and insulted. Accounts
of the origin of the riot aro conflict
ing. A Fierce Storm.
Denver, Col., June 11. Ono of
the heaviest rain storms ever known
in this section, accompanied by water
spouts, swept over Denver last night,
doing thousands of dollars worth of
damage in the city' and surrounding
country. Several houses near the
Platte river wero swept away. Two
men and threo children wer.e drow.ned
and it is feared other lives wero lost.
At Golden several houses wesre
washed awav. At Cambrion fire
brick walls were struck by ligbntning'
and completely destroyed.
Uope of Adjournment.
Wa&wngton, Juno 11. Repre-sentatives-of
both parties are begin
ning to talk hopefully of adjourn
ment within tho next thirty days.
The ways and means and commerce
committees will meet Tuesday to
consider tho subject, and somo of its
members think it possible to.- get
away by Friday, July 7th.
Served Itlm Might.
St. Louis, Juno -12. A special
from Jackson, Miss., to tho Post
Dispatch says: George Beckett, a
negro, attempted to outrage the seven
year old daughter of a man named
Agnew, in Monroe county, yester
duy. A party of citizens with shot
guns and bloodhounds started in
1 ursuit of tho brute, and he was run
down near the Tombigbee nver. He
refused to surrender and defied his
pursuers, who opened firo on him,
wounding him seriously. He was
then taken to jail and a guard placed
oer him. At night a crowd over
powered the jailor, broke into Beck
ett's cell, dragged bun out and hung
him to a limb of a tree.
The Irish IHsliop".
Dublin, June 11. Tho Irish
bishops have issued an important ad
dress promising the support of the
clergy to tho people in peacefully
agitating for their rights, but con
demning as the woist enemies of their
couniry men who recommend illegal
courses, particularizing those be
longing to secret societies. The
( bishops condemn the recent horrible
inuraers out ucjiovo uioy neio uuc
to evictions, which it is the duty of
tho Government to stop at any cost.
Probably n Wreck.
St. JoriNS, N. F., June 12. A
dispatch from Cape Race says that
portions of a ship's long boat was
picked up near there yesterday.
Saturday evening, during a thick
fojr, three shrill blasts of a steamer's
whistle was heard in the vicinity of
Shingle's Head, near where the wreck
of the boat was discovered. A search
party is out since daylight.
Lynch taV.'' -Lawredcb,
Ks., June 11. Peter
Vinegar', George Robinson and Ike
King were taken from jail this morn
ing at one o'clock by vigilantes and
hanged fjom' the bridge for tho mur
der of Bondsman. There is talk of
revenge on the part of colored peo
ple, though most of them say the
punishment was deserved.
A Coal Merchant.
Chicago, June 12. The Inter
Ocean's Washington special, says the
roport which again. comes from Maine
that Blaine will run for Governor is
discredited hero. Last week Blaine
told your correspondent that he was
out of politics and that ho was a coal
merchant.
Troaenry Department Notes. .
"Washington, June 12. Secretary
Folger states he has not quite com
pleted his examination of the bond
plate loft inhis custody by detective
Folker, as representee of counter
feiter Doyle, but so far as he himself
was concerned he was satisfied it was
not a genuine plate. It will, how
evea, bo subjected to further tests.
Hcnvy Mtoriu.
Chicago, June 12. Specials from
Southeastern Iowa, .Western Mis
souri and Central Illinois reports
widespread And very heavy rain
storms, in places assuming the form
of waterspouts, and doing much dam
age to property, washing away
bridges, railroad tracks.elc. No lives
reported lost.
jfcillroads Pooling their Issn'H.
W,a9INGTON, June 10. Senator
Jones introduced in the Senate to
day, a bill now in the judicial com
mittee of the house, iu which body
it was introduced by Representative
Ellis, which he proposes to allow
Mexican Pacifio railroad companies
of New Mexico', Arizona, Los Ange
les and San Diego railroad'compau
iefl of California, and Southern Pa
cific railroad company of California,
to consolidate and under one name
and style of Southern Pacific railroad
company, and confers upon the three
first named companies or consoli
dated companies, all franchises and
rights allowed authority granted to,
and privileges conferred upon Texas
Pacific railroad company by the act
of March, '71, relating to that part of
the Texas Paoifio railroad situated
west of the Rio Grande and con
forming to them the grant of public
land. The condition attached, is,
that the whole of the railroad com-'
panies shall be, operated as one con
tinuous Hue.
Trying; to Milk na Insurance Com
pany. San Francisco, June 10. The
dismissal of the suit brought by Tul
ly R. Wise, a lawyer or this city,
against the Manhattan Insurance
company, to recover tho policy on
the life of Mariano Rubio, to the
amount of $15,000, brings out an
interesting plot to swindle the com
pany by a set of sharpers who fur
nished proofs of Rubio's death. A
half interest in the policy had been
assigned to Wise by Miguel Noe, a
creditor of Rubio's, for whose bene
fit the policy was originally made. A
searching investigation resulted in
finding Rubio alive in Mexico and
he was brought to this city. Noe
and Wise appear to have been im
posed upon as to the proofs of death,
and on being satisfied of Rubio's
existence moved a dismissal.
The Khedive in Hot Water.
Cairo, June 12. At a meeting of
military leaders it was decided to
petition the Khedive to abdicate. It-
was declared that it he did not he
would be massaoreed. It is rumored
the cavalry and artillery will not
join any conspiracy against tho Khe
dive. The Army JI1I1 Passed.
Washington, Juno 12. The
House has concurred in the Senate
amendment to the army appropria
tion bill fixing compulsory retirement
iu the army at tho age of sixty four
yeas.
Speedy Justice.
Charleston, S. C, June 12. The
nego, John Johnson, who outraged
Miss McDowell at Polk Hill yester
day, was lynched this morning.
A Fnrnare Kxplosion.
Braddock, Pa., June 12. The fur
nace of the Edgar Thompson steel
works exploded this morning, fatally
injuring assistant superintendent Al
len and three other men.
Specie Kxports.
New York, June 10. Specie ex
ports to-day amount to $75,000 in
silver bars.
Hpeculatlncs About the Next House.
Washington, June 13. Since the
Republican majority in the House of
Representatives unseated three
southern Democrats who claimed to
have been elected, reports have
been received that the Democratic
managers hear of great discourage
ment among tho Southern Democrats.
Tho feeling seemed to be that if
the Republicans obtained the major
ity in the next House they would
proceed to unseat every Southern
Democrat whose seat was contested,
and in consequence tho wonld-bo
candidates in the close districts could
see very little encouragement for
them to make a Congressional race.
These reports excited no little ap
prehension hero, and after conferring
together the Southern members de
termined to make a thorough canvass
for the purpose or ascertaining, if
possible, what the po)itioal complex
ion "5f' the next House would.prcb
ably be. Two of the members have
rnado this canvass within a few days,
and as the resulf of their inquiries
have figured out a Democratic ma
jority of ten iu the next House. They
reached this conclusion by counting
on sure gains as follows: In Con
necticut, South Carolina, Illinois,
West Virginia, Mississippi arjd Cali
fornia, one each. In Texus and
Pennsylvanian five each; Indiana
and Ohio three each; New York two
and Missouri four, They expect to
make other gains in such States as
Massachusetts, Maine and New
Hampshire, but these do not enter
into the figures on which they base a
probable majority. The only
state, in which they expect less is
Nevada, and they think the chances
are that ihey will lose ono Represen
tative there. The result as reached
by these gentlemen with the figures
as given above have been sent to
various State Executive Committees
in the South in the hope of restoring
confidence in that section.
Maine Republican Contention.
Portland, Maine, June 13. The
Republican State Convention met
this morning and was called to order
by Senator Frye." The resolutions
adopted by the convention include
the usual platitudes, and declare that
American industry should be pro
tected against unjust competition of
cheap foreign labor ; that American
ship building should be encouraged ;
deprecating the effort to overthrow
the present system as damaging tn
tho country ; opposing the abolition
or reduction of the internal revenue
tax on liquors ; advocating gold and
silver only lor legal tender ; favor
ing a constitutional prohibition of
the sale of liquor ; opposing polyg
amy ; deploring the death of Gar
field and tendering assurances of
confidence to Arthur. The conven
tion they procccdod to vote for Con
gressional candidates, and Thomas
D. Read, Nelson Dingloy, Charles
A. Boutelle, and Seth D. Miller
were nominated. Col. Robio was
nominated for Governor on the first
ballot, receiving 32 majority.
The JHan u ho Tried tofeteal Tuppers
liiturt-ls.
Chicago, Juno 13. George A.
Forsyth is here. In an interview
on the baud of Apaches, ho says
Secretary" Teller's polioy in unarm
ing the Indians, meets with the
warm' approval of all officers, and
will do much toward preventing out
breaks and raids in the future. The
rapid development of railroads in
Mexico and. portions of Arizona, is
also doing much to settle the vexed
Indian question. The proclamation
of the President to the cow-boys
while somewhat sneered at, has real
ly been productive of much good,
althi ugh the best citizens of the two
Territories had combined to put them
down in a great many instances.
With Indians and cow-boys out of
the way the mining and grazing in
terests of these Territories will ap
preciate rapidly.
Blackmailing Government Employes
Washington, June 3. The cir
cular issued from the headquarters
of the Republican Congressional
Committee, appealing for contribu
tions for campaign purposes, is being
circulated in every department of
the government in this city, among
all classes of employes apprentices,
laborers and mechanics at the navy
yard, employes at the capital and
messengers in the departments, are
all asked to p.iy an assessment
amounting to from $G to $22. The
circular sets forth that the committee
is organized in the interest of the
Republican party, and that funds
aro needed for preparing, printing
and circulating documents in the
coming Congressional election.
The c)pilnu Situation,
London, June 13. A dispatch
from Cairo says: At a meeting of
tho foreign consuls with Dervisch
Pasha, the Khedive and Arabi Pasha,
a solemn engagement was entered
into that the Khedive should under
take to maintain order, and that
Arabi Pasha should strictly obey the
Khedive's commands, Dervisch
Pasha has agreed to accept joint
responsibility with Arabi Pasha for
the preservation of order. The
project of carrying off the Khedive,
Dervisch Pasha, and the British and
French Consuls to tho citadel is
freely discussed.
An Immortalized Jury.
CniCAtto, June 13. An Atchison,
Kansas, special says : James .Mo
Hahn, a section hand, working thirty
miles below Las Vegas, being con
sidered a half -wilted fellow, was
I mercilessly tantalized and ridiculed
by his companions. He threatened,
unless the abuse ceased, to kill some
body, and eventually did shoot John
Grooves, the leader, killing him in
stantly. The section men thereupon
seized McHahn, and, taking him to
the station, hoisted him on a cross
beam with a rope about his neck and
let him drop twelve feet. Tho cor
oner's jury exonerated all parties.
The Arabs at Work.
Cairo, June 13. Dervisch Pasha
and Arabi Pasha did not go to Al
exandria as announced, but only
sent orders, because there has been
numerous assaults on Europeans by
Arabs in Cairo.
Alexandria, June 13. Euro
peans are lcavine as fast as they
can. The consuls have issued a
proclamation exhorting Europeans
to remain tranquil, and expressing
confidence that the army will be
able to maintain order. One hun
dred persons were killed in4sVariots
Sunday, The position is a terrible
one, and any small force the fleet
could land would only suffice to ex
cite the Arabs to a general mas
sacre. Republican Barals"ou Trial.
Washington, June 13. In the
star routo trial, Merrick said ho pro
posed to take up tho routes, seriatim
and completely dispose of one route
before taking up another. Merrick
put in evidence, various certifi
cates and other papers from the audi
tor of the post office department.
Senator Saunders of Nebraska was
sworn and testified at some length.
cf A Premature Blast.
San Francisco, June -13. A Vir
ginia City, Nov. Dispatch says a pre
mature explosion blast at the Union
Consolidated mine this evening, in
stantly killed JohnBlack and JamesF.
Brown. John B cargo was fatally
injured and R. Hicks, seriously. No
other men in the drift at the time of
the explosion. The cause of the ex
plosion is not known. Brown was
blown all to pieces.
The Hnir-Krccds Kick.
New York, June 13. The anti
machine Republican General Com
mittee organized to-night, 147 del
egates present, representing sixteen
districts. Resolutions were adopted
denounciug the party in this" city as
being under the control of ten men,
whose candidates they will not vote
for.
A BtenuiKhlp C'nekd.
San Francisco, June 12. The
steamer "Stra'thairly" was libelled
in the U. S. District Court to day.for
$22,800. this beinc the aWnre'irate
penalty for excess of'passengers over
the lawful number carried by the
vessel during the recent voyage from
China and for other violations of law.
A Strike Ended.
Teere Haute, Ind., June 13.
I he strike at the Wabash Iron Com
pany's rolling mill in this city has
ended ana the men went to work
this morning, the word "forever" be
ing stricken from the contract. Pitts
burg prices will govern.
Republican Allies.
Nashville, June 13. Tho con
vention of Greenbackers, in session
here to-day, nominated J. R. Bens-
ley for Governor. The platform of
IsoO, adopted at Chicago, was re
affirmed.
The Khedive's- Benlm.
London, June 13. Tho Times'
Cairo special says: Unless there is
an overwhelming Turkish force tt
Alexandria before bunday, there
will be a worse outbreak than last
Sunday.
Happy Utolwarts.
Washington, June 13. The
President nominated Samuel B. Ax
toll, of Ohio, Chief Justice of the Su
preme court of New Mexico, and
Rollin M. Daggett, of Nevada, U. S.
Minister to the Hawaii Islands.
The Plumed Knicht on the Stand.
Washington, Juno 13. The ex
amination of ex' Secretary Blaine was
resumed this morning before the
Committee on Foreign Affairs, in
relation to Shiphcrd and Peruvian
matters.
Ominous JCeports.
St Johns, N. F., June 13. The
schooner "Alhambra" arrived last
night, and reports passing a quantity
of wreckage near Cape Bullard.
Poor Comfort.
Dowagiac, Mich, June 13. An
entire block of wooden buildings was
burned this morning. Loss heavy
and insurance small.
A Card from Mr. Hole.
Editor Epitaph. Dear Sir: In
regard to L. W. Blinn's team being
stopped on the road between here
and Contention, I being the driver of
said team, have been in the habit of
leaving here before daylight, in the
morning and have seen Jackass rab
its in all their glory at sunrise, but
never have I. anticipated Any trouble
on the road. I know full well from
where this Jackass business came
from. They are of the stripe that
cover up their head with a blanket
when in bed, afraid of the dark. If
any of them think I am a rag baby,
under the bed, and won't dance at
any racket they can make, give me
anequal show, and see. I was shot
at, wholly unarmed. Hoping you
will give this a place in your paper,
I am Yours truly,
. L. Dole,
THE MEETING LAST NIGHT.
Hon. Patrick Hamilton Elected Com
missioner. An immense concourse of people as
sembled at the Court House last evening
to nominate and appoint a Commissioner
to the Denver Exposition from Cochise
county. The building was crowded to its
utmost limits, some of the leading mining
and business men ot the city being present.
Hon. W.'K. Meade was called to the chair
and Wm. Cory was elected secretary. The
cliairmnn said tho object of the meeting
was to appoint a Commissioner from Co
chise county to the Denver Exposition.
Judge Southard said that in order that the
tense of the meeting might be tested, he
would propose that the meeting proceed to
elect a suitable person to represent the
county at the Denver Exposition. Prof.
Church opposed the motion, and thought
that it would not be advisable to appoint
a county commissioner, the best plan
being for each district to appoint its own
commissioner. Judge Murphy supported
the motion, and thought that a commis
sioner to look after the mineral interests
of the county at large' should be appointed,
as some o4he districts would doubtless go
unrepresented otherwise. Judge Peel spoae
In opposition to the moticr; anUOudge
Southard warmly ,in favor of it. There
being loud calls tor Judge Drum, that
gentleman advanced to the tronl and spoke
at length on the advisability of a commis
sioner being appointed to represent the
county at large.- There were wveral di.
tticts in the county, he said, not developed
extensively that would neglect sending a
commissioner or ore specimens to the x
positlou, and it was of the utmost conse
quence that the entire mineral resources of
the cousty should be represented. Prof.
Church again took the floor in opposition
to the motion, and stateJ that the financial
question would be tho most vital; that
mere would be some difficulty experienced
in collecting money, and that the more
commissioners appointed the greater would
be the expense. In the course of his re
marks the Professor announced that he
was paying Mr. Burin's expenses out of
his own pocket ; also, that be would have
to pay the expenses attendant on the chief
commissionership and trust to the Legis
lature to repay it when that body as
sembled. The motion was then put by the chair
and carried by a large majority. Judge
Southard then nominated Hun. Patrick
Hamilton as Commissioner from Cochise
county, and Judge Peel nominated Thomas
R. Sorin. At this ooint the greatest excite
ment prevailed and the chair experienced
much difficulty in maintaining order.
Gentlemen whose age and position in
society would lead to the belief that they
were capable of properly conducting them
selves, made the place hideous with yells,
cheers and groans. Both gentlemen had
many warm partizans, but the great heart
ot the meeting was early demonstrated to
be with Hamilton. On a Vive voce vole
being taken Hamilton was elected by an
overwhelming majority. Being loudly
called for, Mr. Hamilton ascended the
platform and returned thanks for the honor
conferred and promised to attend to the
business for which he was appointed with
all the ability he was possessed of. The
meeting then adjourned.
Bailroad .Gossip.
A well-known and prominent railroad
official arrived in town yesterday, and
being taken in hand by an Epitatu man
yielded up a little information-concerning
the progress and purpose ot the rail. This
gentleman is of the opinion that Tomb
stone will'beon the main line of the Atch
ison, Topeka and Santa Fe before very
long. A survey has been completed from
San Diego to Calabasas, by the California
Southern Company, and our informant is
of the opinion that ere long tnework of
grading will commence. This line will
pass through the Tia-Juana Pass in
Lower Calitornia, skirt the borders of the
Gulf, cross into Sonora, driving south
easterly to San Domingo and Sonoita, and
thence easterly to Calabasas. In conse
quence of a row between the owners of the
Calabasas town-site and the railroad com
pany, the city on the raging Santa Cruz
will doubtless be left out in the cold. The ,
town-site company refused to give depot
grounds to the railroad without two or
three prices being paid, and then would
allow the erection of nothing but solid
brick buildings. Under these restrictions,
the railroad tolks became sour, and have
decided to give' Calabasas the go by, not
going within twelve or fourteen miles of
it. The gentleman from whom this in
formation is gleaned fuithcr informs us
that the California Southern and Atchison)
Topeka and Santa Fe roads arc almost the
same thing. Mr. Rodgers. the foremost
man of the California road, is a ssn-in-law
of Tom Nickerson, the President of
the Santa Fe, and both companies are
closely allied. It is the intention of the
Santa Fe to build a through route to the
Pacific, and under the charters of Arizona
and California, and concessions lrom the
Mexican authorities of Sonora and Lower
California, there is no binderance to the
scheme. The proposed route of the road
passes some of the best mineral, agricul
tural and grazing lauds in Sonora. Since
the row with the Calabasas folks, it is the
Intention of the managers to connect with
the Sonora railroad at a point twenty-five
miles southeast of Calabasas, and tollow
the line of the Arizona & New Mexico to the
"Y" about three miles from Contention,
where the main line will take a straight
shoot to Deming, taking in Tombstone on
the route. It is also understood that the
Santa Fe folks contemplate building a road
from Tombstone along the Sonora valley
to Ures, where It will tap a branch "lino
run from the Sonora railroad. A survey
U now being made from Ures to a point on
the Mexican Central about fifty miles
north of the city of Chihuahua. If tho
proposed line from this city to Ures takes
practical shape, there is hardly a doubt
but Tombstone will become the chief supply-depot
for the important settlements
and mining camps along the Sonora val
ley. The point is of sufficient interest to
be taken into the consideratirn of business
men, as the vast mining Industries of So
nora and the influx of Americacl will
make the business interests of suLiient
consequence lo be cultivated.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Bob Small was declared entitled
to a seat in Congress from the Fifth
District of South Carolina.
Trescott will be examined by the
Foreign Affairs Committee today.
General Tyner was thrown from a
buggy in Washington yesterday and
seriously bruised.
A terrible hail storm swept over
Indian -Territory yesterday, doing
much damage.
The striking iron workers at Cleve
land, Ohio, are returning to work.
Tho Empress of Russia was deliv
ered of a daughter yesterday.
A negro named George Beckett
was lvnohed near Jackson, Miss.,
yesterday, for an attempted outrage
on a seven-year-old girl.

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