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Oldest Paper in Arizona. IvUaMishcd March Q, 1864.
Published by
Member Associated Press.
Published Every Morning Except Monday.
J. W. MILNES, Editor ana Manager.
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Payable in Advance.
Uader tho requirement of the new Postal Law, subscriptions are payable in ad
vance in order Hint tlio paper rnny lio permitted to pass through tho mnll as
setoad-elass mattor. Accordingly, subscriptions will be stopped at expiration.
EnUred at the Postofiicc, Prcscott, Ariz., as second-class mail matter
When The Worm Squirms.
Whenever 11 jiublie servant, haviug wilfully failed iu nis duty to his
constituents, is nnder fire of criticism, hot enong'h to sting through 11 bldo
loag since toughened to descrvod attacks, bin invariable dcefnse is person
al abuse of his eritics. So it was when the Hulletin of San Francisco
came forth with it revelations concerning the boodlers Kuef and Schmidt.
At once tho emissaries of the ring heaped vituperation on the Hulletin
editors and made, every effort to find or trump up stories to besmirch the
character of those who dared to tell the truth of the nauseating crimes
against the decency of San Franciseo now so familiar to the country. So
it was when F. .1. Heney prosecuted the boodlers. Ho was subjected to all
norts of vituperation.
The people of Arizona are now being treated lo a spectacle of Huef
wethods by tho misrepresentatlve of the territory who Monday nignt ad
1 rented the citizens of I'rcseott. Those who see lit Co object to the manner
la which Marcus Aurelius Smith has failed to stand at Washington for
the best interest of Arizona, must henceforth bear the brunt of his Huef
Hut of waat avail will his disgusting accusations and Inuueudos bo in
getting votes away from Halph Cameron f Smith tho Areh-Misrepreienter
ia all ways and alj, thing is at the bar to show why he has failed and why
o is not certain to full again. To vent his spleen in bitter personal abuse,
f men who merely understand him for -what ho is as-a delegate from Ari
zona in good political capital for Cameron. Ho let Smith continue on his tour
of, misrepresentation. A few more, outbursts such as sickened those who
went to pay bouor to a bygone reputation last Monday night will remove
'from .Arizona politics this former champion of twin utatehood, and this lat
. ter apostle of .donotningism.
It is plain that Smith is at bay. Ho has been driven into the last ditch
by reason of his own inefficiency and ineffable egotism. His tour through
the north lias, been a succession of nightly chillsof frigid receptions. He
ban been weighed and found wanting. His hypocritical pretensions have,
been unmasked by a fearless and unpurchusnble press and tne people are
kern enough to penetrate the deception and find that he is a man of or
dinary clay instead of a political demigod.
Mark Smith is desperate and the political parasites of the big Corpor
ations who are managing his campaign, are likewise desperate. Otherwise
how can. one account for the reason why on Monday night there wns spewed
forth the putrid product of a besotted and indecent brain? '
A Gem of Egoism.
Let us hark back an Instant to that astounding Monday speech. One
gem among its many should be treasured in Arizona archives. We quote
from Smith's most .earnest period: "There is not u man in tnis audience, 110
mutter how highly educated he may be, who can go to congress am face the
responsibilities J tremblingly ussunp) in framing Jthe destinies of a new
For colossal conceit together with vague nothingness, this is a classic.
What It mejiftAleyond that Smith Is the 'one and only highbrow of the
territory is .beyond our eomprehenslon. It wus not a nice remark at all con
sidering Col. Wilson, who has served two terms iu congress, wns present
on the stage. . . ,
Hut may the seeress of the vogue tell us whnt Jh'rt one nnd only delo
gate wishes to convey when ho speaks of "framing the destinies of a now
state." Docs ho mean that he is going to play Thomas .Jefferson to the
Arizona constitution f Has bo selected himself a constitutional eongrois of
one? Certainly this elassic gem of egoism does not say anything less.
If glister Smith menus that he lon can bring Arizona into the union
as it uliould lie brought, that ' too Is a bit of nbsurd palaver. Arizona
''wants nothing but the right to become 0110 of the United States and any
thing further, in the shape of land grants she will ask and secure when she
has two senators and r'al representative to go after them for hor. She
iloes not wish to get a few meager grunts from the government along with
her right of admission and thereby ruin her chances for subsequent advantageous-concessions.
In taut direction let Smith or anyone else go slow.
All that Congress can do is to pass nn.eimbling, net, nud this is a mere mat.
tor of form, even (he veriest tyro in statesmanship being able to draft
nidi a hill; ' '
The framing of a const itutiuii is a power that Is exclusively dolegatcd
to the new stuU. nud Its legislature, ami in this Importunt function Smith
would have no' voice nor crert any influence. Does Smith harbor the delu-
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don th. bovpeqplp oj: ArJr.oDii are fools, nyen though some of its citizens
do come from California!
The Only Way.
In the clatter and clutter of tne present territorial campaign, mixed
as it is with the issues and personalities of the national political light, Ari
zonnns must not lose sight of the Issue that is closest to them, one that
overawes all other questions with which local voters are concerned, name
ly, the statehood of the territory.
It may m a trille selfish to outsiders but in consideration of trie truth
and above all the importance of this' issue, there is more than virtue in
the concession Arizona wants statehood whatever else the remainder of the
country wishes. Therefore it is the proper order of the day or night for
every Arizona voter to sit down with himself and in a cold blooded way
reason with himself, wnat method, wht plan will bring statehood; what
avenue of avenues lie has laid before him, leads him and the territory to
stall-hood. It is not a question of party but a question nl expediency.
How is statehood to be brought about
Kvery Arl.onan will agree the territory does not want another failure
to gain the standing of citizenship for its inhabitauts. Tho next session of
congress must bring the territory into the union. That is the one aim of
the present election. Hepublican and Democrat will alike comur that there
must be no more disappointments.
Now Arizona is offered two alleged avenues to statehood, the candi
dates for congressional delegate it has before it. The territ-iv must gain
its statehood In the next congress from one or the other of Marcus A.
Smith or Halph Cameron. Consequently every Arizona voter must free
Himself of sentiment and decide which of these men Is mo likely to sc.
cure statehood. Kcgurdless of likes and dislikes of the personality of the
candidates, Arixonans arc duty bound if they desire statehood as true
Aritonuns should to vote for the man they In their heart" believe can
gain statehood.
Is it. Smith or Cameron T
Tho .lournnl-MIner, regardless of Its political nOlKution, honestly be
lieves Cameron us n'Kepubllcnn candidate ean securo statehood and Smith
will fail as He has, either wilfully or on account of conditions at Washing
ton, failed in tho .past. This opinion la neither the child of bias nor subsidy
It cornea from a matter of-faet scrutiny of the situation both from a local
and national viewpoint.
In view of past performances Democrat and Hepublican must agree that
Smith cannot gain Arizona's statehood from a Hepublican congress and a
Hepublican president. We nil are forced to that conclusion both from
Smith's results or rather wnnt of results at Washington yud nis own ex
etises for his chain of futile attempts. While some of us may wonder with
a certain amount of cynieism what these attempts were and why they should
fail with u Hepublicuu udmiuistratiou any more than u Democratic, we need
but judge Smith by the evidence of evident results or non evident results.
We will not quarrel with the vacuum of Smith accomplishment at tne par
ticular time beyond judging It in 'the light of failure, and in judging it and
Its uuthur wo fire Smith tho same us we would tire an employe who cannot
accomplish enough result 1 to pay for having him about the place.
, That is the gist of this 'election. We are in the business of getting state
hood for Arizona and it is. poor business to keep Smith, became Smith's re
sulta 'in the next congress are sure ti be' hs scarce ai 'ft'1 the past, as the
next administration by all laws of probability and chance is sure lo be He
publican. No one believes that- barring a political cataclysm thin country is goiug
to bnve anything but a Hepublican administration from the House to the
chief executive. Therefore Smith has ninety-nine chauce out of a nundred
with a good p'urtbf the hundredth chance, too, of repeating, if elected, his
failures of the past. Judge him solely by his excuses. He hiruielf lias laid
his failures at tho door of a Republican administration.
Halph Cameron hence Is the only way to statehood. If he cannot se
cure it, it is not to be nccurcd und tnat is an absurdity. We will not go
into a eulogistic detail of Cameron's qualifications, but merely say that Cam
eron as a Republican can sec tiro statehood from a Hepublican administration.
If he cannot then send him to the limbo.
, Cameron is not a proved failure. He bus not bad his Inning but
we have no fcur of the showing of that inning. Those ' who have not our
trust, however, have the choice between sure failure and possible -success.
Hence Cameron is the only way.
Bryan Graspa the Buzz Saw.
Probably the erstwhile Juvenile Orutor of the Platte in his near sen
ility had forgotten the classic 0 "Tho Hoy and the Huzz Saw." Hut lacer
ated lingers nnd feelings ure good reminders. So he doubtleny will in the
futuro part of tho campaign leuve the president to his own sweet will and
Tho recent Hrynntlc challenge might through its Impertinence have
aroused some rancour among Hoosevelt partisans and for that matter among
nil citizens who regard the presidency as an Institution entitled to respect.
Hut the incident turned out so ludicrously disastrous for the I'eerlesi One,
even the most sensitive ilooseveltlan can ,do little but luugh and say,
"Terrlblo Toddy is the same alwnys." .
The polltcnl flro eruckcrs set off by the precocious Yellow Kid poll
tlciun made each big party sit up and tako notice and look to see if its
linen was clean. Tho Hepublican party saw a little smudgo on its cuff, one
it rnther thought was there. Whisk 1 Off went the smudge. Kxit Forakor.
Contrast this eommendnbly prompt action of Taft with the brazen at
tempt of Rryun'to protect his associate Haskell. Feeling ho could not
bounce tho Okluhomiin, so skillful at getting money, from Democratic
councils, he iiinde a blundoring attempt to defend n man for whom there is
no defense. Tho move now slyms Itself absurd. The boomerange of his
weak call down of tho president sweeps away tho meagre chance ho had
of winning.
Certainly hlN telegram to tho president was as bad politics as it was
In bad taste. Any Hoosevelt admirer who rnny have been deceived Into
Miluking tho I'eerlosa One wns the true successor to Hoosevelt will now
with bin eyes opened vote for Taft.
Tho iutluence which has aided largely in tho election of Mark Smith in
the past Is becoming somewhat negative now; this because Mark Smith
has lost hi8 usefulness to them. In bygone years, Mark claimed to have In
fluenco with Morgan and Pugh of Alabama, and the two old senators of
Kentucky who used to pftt Mark on the back as their Kentucky boy. None
of them are now in the senate, and Mak's Influence with the new senators
Is n lv He can be of t little or no serylco to these special Interest, now
Zatr v ' , f' you'r',owr;ffnlBK; It will go out the
3rd of November when you cab ,H9t , Hrtrlng,, Kentucky,'
Famous Mine Changes
Hands After 37 Years
In One Family
VI'MA, Sept. S. - -Recently there
was filed for rciord in the county re
corder's oflico of Yuma county, a deed
conveying to James M. Harney of the
surveyor general' oflko, the old Cnstlc
Dome mine nnd the first north exten
sion of the Flora Temple mine. These
are two patented proertic.s sltuntcd In
the Castlo Dome mining district In
Yuma county. Tho conveyor of the
property ia Col. James M. Harney, ono
of Arizona' early pioneers and now a
resident of England.
Col. Harney, William I). Hooper, A.
II. Whiting, Oeo. Tying, H. A. Harney
and five otViera located tho Cnstlo Domo
mine on March 10, 1871. It immedi
ately became a producer of high grade
silver lead ore, the greater portion of
which was shipped to the smelters near
San Francisco. Tho year of its loca
lion, 1871, it produced COO tons of ore,
uveraging 70 per eent of lend and 30
ounces of silver per ton. It was officl
ally surveyed for patent on March 2,
187t, and patent was granted to Col
James M. Harney on Jnly 14, 1877. In
J87t Col. Harney became the owner of
the great Silver King mine in I'ioneer
mining district, J'inal county, famous
throughout the territory as one of the
greatest dividend payers of its day.
Daring this time he neglected ols
mining properties on the Colorado Riv
er, but now after the lapse of many
years he has deeded tho Castle Dome
property to u younger member of his
family. Several prominent citizens of
I'hoenix will be interested with Mr.
Uarucy in again working thin well
known property and they will no doubt
again place it on the list of producers.
The mine is located eighteen miles cast
from. Castle Dome landing on the Col
orado river nnd on the southw,ejtern
slope of tne Castle Domo Mountains.
Upto 1881 it, was estimated that tho
Castle Dome district hud produced
2,000,000. It li one of tho very old
mining districts of the territory. It
was discovered in 1803 and Professor
Win. 1. Hlake, the eminent geologist,
is the author of a very extensive report
upon its resources. On account of the
eonstunt danger of nttuck from hostile
savages nothing was done In tho way
of formal mining until 1899. The dis
trict derives its name from Caitle
Domo Peak, a noted land-mark In that
soctlou. The name was given to this
peak by the army ofllters stationed at
Fort Yuma in 1854, on account of Its
great resemblance to the domo of somo
huge building.
When the first American pioneers
visited this region there were many
evidences of an earlier occupation. It
wns pluiu to be seen that others before
them had mined Its hidden wealth.
Trenches from 12 to IS feet had been
dug along side the rich veins, skowlBK
the method of mining the ore. Great
numbers of deep, well beaten pat'na
'ending southward to tho Qila river and
to many remains of what appeared to
boprlmltlvo ovens, stowed thnt the
ore after having been mined was so
doubt carried to tho river in baskets
trapped to the bocka of natives and
there roasted in their mud f'urnacei.
Tho superintendents of this work may
have been tho early Spanish explorer!
or perhaps tho energetic missionaries
who followed. For In 1770, Father
Onrces established threo missions along
the Colorado and one of thcBe, San
Pedro, wns located near Castlo Dome.
But in 1781 tho tribes arose In rebel
Hon, murdorcd the priests nnd destroy
ed tho buildings, it may bo that min
ing in tho Cnstlo Ppinc district bad its
beginning in those slrenuouH dnys of
religious expansion.
Oovernor Haakell Is Defendant In Suit
Again State's Constitution.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.-The ip
peal of the Noble State Hank of Okla
homa from a decision of the Hupromo
court of tun nlatq .In tho proceeding of
tho bank, instituted as a test of the
constitutionality of (he Oklahoma bank
gunrunteo law, was docketed by the
Supreme Court of the United States to
day. Governor Haskell, as chairmen of
tho t state banking board1, was iho prla
dpal defendant. The Mate's cduVta do
nled the fijuacilon aaaVd.' ' "'
Monica Mines Company
Brings In Record
(FYom Tuesday's niivt
A gold bar weighing fift ,.1
the Inrgest Seen In this city n m.
months, was receivod yesterday at th
HnnK or Arizona from tho Monle
Mines Company. It is the rcturm ffoai
a cleanup of tho cyanide- plant. lnt.JC
ing the zinc enavlng after tb plmj
wns closed down recently pending. tfc,j
bearing ol bankruptcy proceeding! u.
ntUuted in the United States dlttrldl
court here.
The bar is .the largest received bjl
tne uanr or Arizona in its history., luj
value is estimated between 114,000 nj
$15,000. Larger gold consignmtitJ
have been received from other aialttl
companies but they were nude into!
smaller bars.
A 'bullion bar received by the PmJ
cott National Hank from the, (kUrtl
Mining Company Init November wwl
twice as heavy as tho Monica bar. Tbl
Octave bar bears the distinction of U
ing tne largest and most valuable litJ
glo piece of gold bullion ever hippol
through a local bank.
The bar received yesterday bj tfcJ
Hank of Arizona- from the MosUifl
Mines Company was brought to tb
city by C. ., Hunker, receiver, urn
George J'. Martin, a confidential en
ployc of the corporation. Its color is
dicates that it is almost pure. It will
be shipped to the branch mint in Sin
The Monica mine is located 'uteJ
miles .southeast of the town of Kirk I
He Tucson .Stur'of the JSth.publli
es an elaborato'editollal, aWo puuttih&9
In the other1 Kely papers,' and wlifdl
reads very much as though it cin
from the pen of Mark Smith.
trutn, it is a much like his uttmice
us a good photograph would he of li
The caption of the article, "Arlron
Will Not Forget Mark Smith," u
probably be mude manifest it tt
November" election. They will norfoiB
got him when they eomo to mill h
quiries ns to what Mark has done &im
ing the sixteen years ho hns bn i
congress. He ka'a not secured Arim
any appropriations. Ho hns not w
cd Arlroua any public buildings. W
character of legislation hns he fx
formed for Arizona during his ao-ealle
"long, laborious term of service
Probably Mark can answer. It li ru
hia volco was not heard In fvor i
tho removal of tho criminal ApMB
from Arizona during the early term d
his 'service. It is two he foufiht
did bis best to iirevent the creation
tho United States land court, whit
returned 1,300,000 acres to tae puW
domain which was held by frauduw
land arrant claimants. Had his effo
been successful against the bill, t
settlers on the fraudulent Heavii graq
would still be struggling to rerno
the cloud from their titles. M"y "
the settlers in Yuma county, San
Crux and Coektso counties would i
bo struggling to remove the cloud fw;
the titles to their farm home wM
the laid coart removed for tuem
Mark flmlth ha. alwavs oppo"4 "
fcropriaties for tho education of tH
Indian children located on the vtriotB
reservations of Arizona.. The K0I
virulent speeches uttered by bhn w
utrainSt these nnnrourlatio.ns.
Mark Smith was an enemy to t
school land lease bill, which, turned 1
to thn school fund more tnan 1JCK
during the present year.
MnrU Smith linn nlwavs represent
hiicgIiiI Interests in conure?S as aKlD
tho people. This is why several l
corporations have Snbored to Keep
In rnnirrous.
Mark Smith mude u stubborn H
agaiust the nntl-gambling bill i t0
r rn am i m iilar niltit. imi twice.
n, i. iii tn bo reported
Hmin.nr llnnr unvitral VCUTH flL'O
succeeded In side-tracking the .
Two years ago Smith fought bitter
against tho anU-Rsmbling bill 'n '
grcss, and in bis public utterancei "
ligned some Arizona citizens who
in favor of the bill.
Those are a few of the tfood t
Hark Smith opposed In congrrM
Ing his term of seVvlce.-W""
'joB.laWr for Ugh eU) w4f

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