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LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIX.-NO. 96. KINGMAN, THE CAPITAL OF MOJAVE COUNTY, A. T. A Mining and Supply Center for Some of the Richest Mineral and Cattle Country in the West. THE W. H. * MART MERCIILE CO., KINGMAN, and WHITE HILLS, MOJAVE COUNTY, A. T., DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE. An Immense Stock of Miners' Supplies of All Kinds Agents for Hercules Powder, Val Blatz' Milwaukee Beer, Studebaker Wagons, Buekboards, etc. WHOLESALE DEALERS IN LIQUORS AND CIGARS BEECHER & CO., Kll]gmai], and Mineral Park, A. T. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, 2a Boots, Shoes, Hats, Gloves, o\| ..• |H||| w ja Hosiery, Skirts, Flannels, Children's Dresses, Traveling Bags, Trunks, Hardware and Tinware. MINING SUPPLIES OF ALL KINDS. Everything Needed Supplied. Sole Agents Grant Powder Co. BEECHER & CO. SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15, 1893. 8 i Hi 3 =g z < S a as 5 H T 3 1 "8 z «15* E. I WATKINS, Kingman, A. T. DRUGGIST! -SDEALER INK- Drugs, Paints, Oils, Glass, Toilet Aitieles, Sundries. HARLEY FAY, DEALER IN WINES, LIQUORS, AND FINE CIGARS, KINGMAN, A. T. California and Imported Wines a specialty; Elegant reading room. • IKMSE KINGMAN, A. T. Rooms Reserved by Wire. Table furnished with the best the market affords. HARVEY HUBBS, PROPRIETOR. AN IMPERIAL DOMAIN. Mojave County, A. T., and Its Resources. It Is Rich in Mines of Gold and Silver. Thousand* of Cattle Feed on the Range. The Battling Little County Seat of King man—Something of Her Bualnei* Hen and Knterprlae*—The County Official*. Mojave county, Arizona, in point of area, is one of the largest counties in the United States. It is 300 miles square, or nearly so. It commences on the north with the northern boundary line of the territory, and extends south 300 miles. Its western boundary is the Colorado river and its eastern line is the San Francisco mountains. Just contem plate all this vast stretch of country, a veritable empire, under, the domain of and included in one county govern ment! The vast acreage of Mojave county in cludes thousands of acres of the finest range country, upon which many thous ands of cattle and other stock f ied. In the mountain valleys is some of the very best cattle land to be found any where in tbe United States, But while this is true, the county of Mojave will be best known to the world for its extraordinary mineral resources, richer by far than those of any other county in the territory or in the United States. In the mountains can be found gold, silver, copper, lead and in fact almost every mineral that has yet been dis covered in the mountains of the west. Below is given under appropriate headings an extended review of the various cities oi Mojave county, and also some valuable information as to her re sources, mineral and otherwise. THE COUNTY CAPITAL. Kingman, the Seat of Government or Mojave County. The county seat of Mojave county is the city of Kingman, a thriving little center of about 800 people, located on the line of the Atlantic and Pacific road, 60 miles to the east of the Colorado river. Kingman has not been a city long, but it iB now rapidly growing and devel oping and within a short time it will certainly double its population. Its location is admirable, as it is in the center of a very rich mineral coun try and is the supply center for some six or seven districts. All of the provisions and necessaries for the White Hills camp are se cured at Kingman. In this district between 1200 and 1500 men are now employed. It is more extensively referred to elsewhere. The Mineral Park district, the Cerbat, the Stockton Hill and the Chloride mining camps are also supplied from Kingman. A handsome court house building elands at the head of a broad avenue overlooking the city. A complete sys tem of waterworks covers the city. The business men of Kingman are all enterprising, pushing and progressive. They know that Kingman is bound to grow with the development of the'min ing country around it, and they are do ing all that they can to bring about this desirable result. THE COUNTY OFFICIALS. The Citlzena Whom the Voter* Have Selected to Fill the Office*. The county officers of Mojave county are: James Roseborough, sheriff; O. D. M. Gatis, clerk of tbe district court; John K. McKenzie, county treasurer; Joseph Morgan, recorder of deeds; W. G. Blakely, district attorney; Jonathan Logan, probate judge; Samuel Crozier, W. H. Taggart and William Grant, su pervisors. These gentlemen are some of them Democrats and some of them Republi cans. On national issues Mojave coun ty is soundly Democratic, but in select ing citizens to fill the local offices party lines are disregarded and the ablest, the best and the most popular men are se cured to administer the affairs of the county government. The present board of county commis sioners is universally regarded aa one of the best the county has ever had. Hon. Samuel Crozier of Hack berry, president of tbe Mojave County Live Stock association, is president of the board. W. H. Taggart, esq., one of the members elected in November last, is one of the leading business men of Ari zona territory. The third member, William Grant of Hackberry, is known as a sagacious business man and is very popular. The legal adviser of the board is Judge W. G. Blakely, one of the best known and ablest attorneys in the territory. The Mojave County Miner is a six-page, five-column weekly paper, issued at Kingman. It is indeed a very credit able paper. It is printed by a publish ing company, of which John Mulligan is treasurer. Anson H. Smith is editor and manager. In politics tbe paper is Democratic; but firstly it is for Mojave county ; secondly, for the free coinage of silver, and thirdly, for statehood for Arisona. SIXTEEN PAGES—9 TO 16. AN INDICATOR. Some Few Pointer*- That Will Show the mineral Development Going On. The following items taken from tbe last issue of the Mojave County Miner, published at Kingman, will give some idea of the development that ie now go ing on in the county in the various min ing properties: A large number of new locations were made the first of the year and many old claims were relocated. Work on the Distaff mine is progress ing finely. A larger force of men will be put on as soon aa possible. Fifty tons of ore from the Gold Bug mine. Weaver district, were received at The Needles mill Friday for reduction. Rouiee & Ferraris have a big body of ore opened up in their lease on the Nighthawk mine and are stuping out large quantities. James Dundon and Ike Hnnt have a nice body of good ore in the Nighthawk mine, which they are taking out and preparing for shipment. J. W. Munn has a splendid showing in his Lucky Boy mine in Music mount ain. Considerable rich ore is being taken out and prepared for shipment. A number of mines in Aubrey district are ehowing up in good shape. With a small amount of work a large quantity of high grade ore haß been uncovered in a number of places in the district. Judge Murphy has just had tbe as sessment work ona number of his claims near Cerbat completed. The ledges are large veins carrying a high percentage <?f lead and run from $20 to f3O in gold, and silver per ton. Work coni inues uninterrupted on the Blake mine, southwest ot Kingman. Some fine ore has been struck in the drifts, while a considerable body averag ing over an ounce in gold has "been un covered. The mine is destined to be a remarkably good property. The gold fields in and around Cerbat, reported in a recent issue of the Denver News, are no myth, but a reality. There is gold there and in paying quantities should water be got onto tbe ground. Many of the small ravines show up well in coarse gold. The mines of White hills are now be ing worked in a systematic manner. Shafts are being sunk, whims erected and everything is kept moving steadily along. As soon as water can be reached in the mines a new era in mining in that camp will be inaugurated. A LARGE CONCERN. A Brief HlatorV of the Taggart. Mercan tile Company. The W. ,H. Taggart Mercantile com pany" of Kingman is one of the bast known establishments of its kind in Arizona territory, and the buainess which the firm transacts annually ia simply enormous. It has all been built up within tbe paßt 10 yeare, as a reeult of honest, square dealing and eagacioua exercise of business ability on the part of the managers of the company. It was in 1883, when the railroad was building into Kingman, that Mr. W. H. Taggart founded the busineea now be ing conducted by the mercantile com pany of that name. At that time Mr. Taggart and hia part ner, Mr. O. W. Peaslev. who is still in the store, had a capital of $2000. The start waß necessarily on a Email ecale. Year by year the business increased un til in 1889 it was considered best to in corporate as the W. H. Taggart Mercan tile company. The incorporators were Hon. T. S. Dennis, who is also member of the territorial council, W. H. Tag gart, county commiaaioner of .Mojave county, and A. Van Mehr. The com pany, in addition to its general merchan dise business, is also interested in nu merous properties in and around King man. They have a store at White Hills and carry a large' stock of goods there. The business of tbe Taggart Mercantile com pan v for 1892 reached the sum of $150,000". LEADING FIRMS. The I«tve and Active Buslneaa Men of Kinsman. The business men and merchants of Kingman are doing everything in their power to push tbe interests of the town and the county. They are live and energetic and are working hard to de velop tbe natural resources of the sur rounding country and to let outside capital know of the magnificent pros pects that are there for the investment of capital. One of the leading general merchan dise firms is that of G. W. Beecher & Co., whose advertisement appears upon this page. Beecher & Co. are both wholesale and retail dealers. Tbey have two stores, one at Kingman and one at Mineral Park. The firm hae existed for 10 years last past, succeeding in the business Breon & Speer. The Hubbe house is one of the most popular hotels in the territory. Its proprietor waa for a long time treasurer of Mojave county. J. R. Halaey ie proprietor of the local lumber yard, and ia conducting a large and profitable business. H. H. Watkinß conducts tbe large drug establishment at Kingman, wbere everything in that line can be secured. Among tbe other prominent business men are Harley Fay, G. M. Bowers, Russell & Ziemer, Cross & Co.. and others. A dam in Striped cation will furnish enough water to reclaim thousands of acres of fertile land and supply thou sands of miners with water with which to wash out the rich auriferous deposits in the vicinity of Ehrenherg. The placer grounds in the vicinity of Ehren berg covers thousands of acres of land and are very rich. The White Hills i» one of the coming mining camps of the west. PRICE FIVE CENTS. A WEALTH OF MINERAL The White Hills a Great Camp. Destined Soon to Haye a Large Population. Some of the Rich Mines Located in Mojave Connty A Blch Find of Free Milling; Gold and Copper Giance That Hit Been Discovered Near the Colo rado Hlver—Notes. Sixty miles to the north of Kingman, at tne northern point of the Cerbat range, is the White Hills mining camp, destined in a very few months to have a population of 50C0 people. At present there are fully 1000 people at the White Hills, all contented, happy aud making money. A syndicate of Colorado capitalists haß recently invested very heavily in the Wite Hills district, and the result is that a gteat deal of development is in progress, About 490 ffiipera are em- Plojed by one syndicate alone, and the monthly payroll approximates $20,000. Among the valuable mining properties in the White Hills are the G A. R., tho Occident, the Chief of the Hilla, the Horn Silver, the Monster, Shaffer's Treasure, the Emma and others. All of these are Bilver ores, carrying corns gold. In addition to these mines named there are two very rich claims in the White Hills—the Prince Albert and the Belief, owned by Patterson & Rowe. The Colorado syndicate has for the trustee and general manager of its prop erty in the White Hills R. T. Root, an experienced mineralogist. E. B. Kirby is consulting manager and Wayne Darlington is general superintendent. The syndicate has already invested $250,000 in tbe White Hills and the property has made a very satisfactory ehowing. Rich strikes are daily reported in the White Hills district. The Blind God dess is another very valuable claim owned by H. P. Ewing. The Croudlet, owned by Conkey & Tyler and Galiger & Saufley, iB also a very rich property. Mineral Park is 24 miles north of Kingman, on the road to the White. It is a very good camp and has made and is making a fine mineral sbowirg, but capital is needed to develop the several lodes which have been discov ered. On the east side of the Cerbat rarge of mountains, 18 miles east of the White hills district, ha/j been found some very rich* gold ledges. The cli mate in that vicinity is fine, and only a little capital would be required to work the ledges. This section is known as the gold basin. Here is a fine 10 stamp mii), which was erected some time ago, but it has not been operated for a time, owing to a disagreement among its owners. West of the White Hills, 12 miles, are located the Gold Bug claims which are owned by Denver capitalists, including Isaac Blake, B. T. Croßby and others. These claims are being extensively worked. The ore is shipped to Tbe Needles, where it is put through the re duction works. In the Geld Bug dis trict there is at present a lack of milling facilities. North of the Gold Bog claims six miles is Eugene camp, where some very rich silver ledges have been discovered. Here is Horn Silver claim No. 2, owned by Mulligan, Smith at Shepperd. There is a great prospect at Eugene camp. Seven miles north of here »nd six mil .'s from the Colorado river have been recently made some wonderful discover ies, which have attracted large crowds of miners and prospectors. Free milling gold has been found, which ia intermin gled with copper glance. It will run from $445 to $550 per ton. It must be admitted that Mojave county has more mineral ttmu tiny other county in the United States and brighter mineral prospects than any section thtt has recently been reported upon. There is one thing though that has operated largely against the development of min eral property in Mojave county, and that is this fact: Within the last tew years several wildcat milling schemes have been floated in eastern money cen ters, the projectors claiming that the mines were located in Mojave county. By means of these bogus schemes disreputable scoundrels have robbed eastern people out of many thousands of dollars and given a black eye to honest mineral development in Mojave county. The feeling of distrust which has existed in tbe east in the past, thougb, has largely died out. This result has been attained by the excellent showing that tbe mines of Mojave county trnve made recently in the way of dividends. THE COMMERCIAL HOUSE. The Popular Hotel at Kingman, Where Quarters Cau Be Weoured. One of the most popular hotels along the line of the Atlantic and Pacific ro»d is the Commercial Hotel at, Kingman, The proprietor is Sam Fear, at d he is indeed a courteous landlord. The Com mercial has tbe beet of accommoda tions. Tho rooms ate large end airy and tbe furniture is new and seat. Quarters can be engaged by telegraph if deeired. When you go to Kingman, stoD at tbe Commercial house. You will never regret it.