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FLOURISHING ARIZONA TOWNS Tucson's Prosperity Defies Dull Times DUAL CITY OF NOGALES One Townsite Under Two Flags BISBEE'S COPPER BONANZAS A GREAT MINING REGION ON BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE fining Enterprises In Pima County. Model Cities and Model Camps. Personal Notes The second oldes-t city in the United Btate« has maintained her an cient appearance, architecture and old- fashioned, conservative ideas than any •*f the towns of Arizona. Modern pro gress has taken holdi of her surround ings, and new nnodern brick buildings and wide streets are annexing the nar row, irregular old adobe town, but not replacing it. Tenaciously as the old town holds' her own, so do conservative notions govern the municipality and the county. No bonded debts have been in curred, and' as a consequence nearly a!l the capital that is now building up and developing Tucson is home capital. The business community is remarkably free from debt, and a genuine home of prosperity, shared by all its citizens, in dependently of all the world, prevails througheiut the community. THE BANKS OF TUCSON Its finamial institutions are a fair in dication of the entire business condi tion. The Consolidated National bank Is believed to be the strongest monetary institution in the territory. Its cash resources at present are $166.<>3K, while its deposits aggregate over $300,000. The management is all that could be de sired. It is ready to meet every com mercial demand, not only of the pres ent, but of the future. M. P. Freeman, president, W. C. Davis, vice president, and H. B. Tenney, caFhier, represent not only the most solid business ele ment of Tucson, but are among the most cautious, tried! and capable,of the financiers of all Arizona. The Arizona National bank of Tucson is another solid institution. The man agement is in the hands of Barron M. Jacobs', president, and Lionel M. Jacobs cas-hier, who have been engaged in banking since 1881. They have been con nected with several banking enterprises since that time, and organized the Ari zona National bank in ISIIO, which imme diately took a front place among the "F/olitl conservative institutions of the territory. It has practically unlimited resources at its command, for in addi tion to its own capital andi surplus It has arrangements with the leading New York and San Francisco banks that en ables it to extend to its patrons every reasonable accommodation. At the same time, absolute security it its pol icy. No hazardous enterprise, howevei premising, is given assistance. THE RAILROAD SHOPS The railroad shops at Tucson are im portant. Over $40,000 a month is paid to employes thereof. But the freight bills paid by the merchants' of the city amount to an average of $f>s,oCoa month, which indicates something of the volume of trade enjoyed by Tucson merchants from the surrounding mining and cattle 1 raising districts. The mines of the county of Pima are numerous, but for various) reasons but little developed. Sil ver probably predominates. Coppit prospects are numerous, and mixed base propositions are numerous while a few free gold ledges are found, Many dis tricts are handicapped by want of wood or tvater, or both, and capital is much needed as well as experienced mir.ir.g .operators-. There are several small mills in Oro Blanco operating profitably where water is to be had. The Old Glory plant has Just started up again. But In spite of the fact that much work is being done on many claims, the isolation, the want of more capital ar.d. the employ ment of Mexican labor depre-SE the whole camp. At Camp Washington ar.d the adjoining camp, Duqut-sr.o, two properties are being worked actively. The Duques-ne Mining" and Milling com pany is- taking out ore rich in copper lead, silver and some gold, but base with a large per cent of zinc. The property, though nominally owned by a corpora tion, Is? really the sole possession of George- Westinghouse, tht- eastern cap italist. It is impossible to get any re liable information from the manage ment. That the project la experimental at the present stage is sure. The ma jority of the employes of the camp are Mexicans. J. S. Tebbets, the general manage-!-, there about half the time, and George H. Troop, Jr., is active- super intendent. A private telephone line con nects the camp with Nogales. The com pany has it? own store and boarding house, but there are absolutely no pub lic accommodations. In Washington camp, a mile or so west, there is a hotel and store. Dave Allen keeps this post office, and' owns an interest in the 800 l group of mines, which are probably the most valuable- in that whole section of the country, and onsdderably &% veloped. The ore of the whole district is generally base. Copper and silver predominate in a few instances where zinc does rot appear. The Holland mini Is operating a concentrator and employing flve white men, th* balance being Mexicans-. The concentrates are shipped to Canyon City, Colo. George AY. Crowe, the local agent or manager of tht- mine, claims that tho ores, which arc abundant be yond eikiubt, have veins averaging from 8 to 20 feet, and run as follows: Sixteen ounces of silver, ,10 per cent zinc; 8 ounces lead, GO per cent' copper, but no mention is made of gold. Other partj< s .who know, or ought- to know, give the average of the Holland ore as: Silver, 86 ounces; zinc, 12 to 20 per cent; lean] 15 per cent; copper, 20 per cent; gold] from $5 to $12 per tor.. The district is full of rich prospects, but in spite of the wonderful amount of mineral on every hand capital has been deterred unrea sonably, it would seem, by the base char acter of the ores. Crittenden, the near est railway point, is 28 miles from Camp Washington. It consists of a postoffice, a store, a good hotel and a girog' shop. John Smith, hotel keeper and postmas ter ar.d store keeper, is a genial old resi dent, and owns half the place, and Pow ers, the saloon man, runs the balance of the town. Cattle ranches are numerous In the valleys around, and a very few fruit farms are near by. Of course all this southern country around Tucson claims to be a vast na tural sanitarium. As a consequence In some localities, where the proper ac- I'omnaodations are to be had. Invalids of ail sorts and conditions from the east are to be found. Among the more Inter esting of these strangers oile may find the two "GIRL RATTLESNAKE HUNTERS" And "Gila Monster Exterminators of Oracle." a title curiously illustrative of the effects of Isolation among the health giving mountains and cactus patches of Arizona. Oracle is thirty-eight miles north of Tucson in the Santa Catalina mountains. A year or two ago two young ladies from Chicago menaced with lung difficulty located in the local ity. When they first came they wete timid enoufh. A dead rattlesnak: would affijght them, and a live Gila monster make their bosoms quake with fear; but isolation, the imperative de- C. T. HOFF County Treasurer of Tucson. mand for amusement, and long walks through the wildly picturesque region gradually familiarized them with tht reptile terrors until today it is their fa vorite sport to hunt the rattler and the Gila monster, dispatch them in short order and skin and stuff them for curi osities and mementoes. While Tucson has no adequate hotel accommodations for health seekers, she. is zealous in maintaining that she has THE BEST CLIMATE In the world. From a skillful phv- j siciar.'s point of view the locality has no equal as a resort for certain classes of pulmonary patients, at least. Probably |-Dr. W. B. Purcell is as keen an observer of the effects of this peculiar climate as any one in the city. He has not been here so long as some, but what he lack*; in long residence here he makes up in quick western acumen and active ob servation. He is- a graduate of the Gross medical college of Denverand is at pres ent county physician and surgeon. His ! practice is among the largest, if not i the very largest, and in the mattt-r of success In the treatment of his patients he has been most fortunate. He declares it is a remarkable fact that children born here of tubercular pa rents seldom if ever develop the disease so long as they remain in this climate- Therefore It is clear that those having a hereditary tendency to consumption would do well to come here and remai.i exempt. The great argument in favor of the Tucson climate is the exceptioml and, indeed, unparalleled dryness of the air. Humidity is a well-known factor, often of vital importance, in the devel opment of phthsis. ar.d statistics MOW that the percentage of humidity in Tuc son is less than in any city of thecoun try by great odds. Moreover, thi wonderfully favorable- natural climate can never be destroyed!; as happens in many localities by irrigation. Sur rounded and protected from Ftorms and U. 8. COMMISSIONER HAZZARD of Tucson. cold windl by high and nearby moun tain rangest on every side, and yet ele vated enough to escape the intense heat of summer which makes most of the frequent! d parts of Southern Arlze.na so disagreeable to many during the- long heated tl rm, Tucson Is an Ideal resort for the tubercular sufferer. In winter froptg are rare; In summer the heat is much less than in Phoenix or Yuma it* bloom the year around, and even the most delicate patknt can live most of the year out in the open air—by day In a continual' sunshine but seldom in terrupted by a cloud, and by night even sleep cut of doors hi neath an unob scured canopy of bright stars, cr in an alabaster mi on-light which shines upon no other land. Dr. H. H. Pease, who also enjoys a large practice, and Dr. Mark A. Recurs £te most successful also. Both phy sicians came to Tuese n with tubercu losis themselves, and both are apparent ly absolutely cured. Dr, PeaseJia* re sided there five years and- Dr. Rogers two years. Both are now perfect speci mens, of health. Dr. N. H. Matas, an eminent physician who has practiced In Tucson over seventeen years, confirms the repute of the climate. Dr. W.. V. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING. JUNE 13, 1897 Whltmore and Dr. J. V. Gaff, who are building up large professional business, are delighted with the effect of local climate on their tubercular patients These are the chief doctors of the city. Tucson atmosphere is not and never will be affected by irrigation as in Salt river valley. THK ANCIENT CITY NEEDS better water works, a sewerage system, a big hotel not constructed down in the old part of town where the accumulated debris of centuries is heaped up, but on higher ground; she needs some of the modern snap and brilliant enterprise of the west to leaven her conservative policy, and with these advantages ac quired promptly she might even hope to become again, if not the capital of the territory, at least the metropolis of the coming state of Arizona Prominent Tucsonites Dr. Fenner's spacious new two-storj brick residence is about completed. It is a model of architectural attractive ness and when furnished will be a ver itable palace of residential luxury. ' S. E. Hazzard, local secretary and at torney for the Tucson board of trade, has only been in Tucson nine months but is already U. S. Commissioner and enjoying a good legal practice. Charles A. Shibell, for a long time County Recorder, is seriously threat ened with writer's paralysis. He can-.e to Tucson in 1562 and is one of the most popular old settlers of the Southern Ar izona country. As soldier, farmer cus toms-house Inspector, freighter, hotel keeper and under sheriff in years long gor.e by, he has loft an active and hon orable- record inseparable from local history. Dr. George Whomes. the dentist par excellence of Tucson, is- from Los An geles. He has be en here six years-and has become one of the solid men of the cc m munity. In the new A. O. U. W. temple soon to be erectetl here, he has contract ed for a special suite of rooms which are intended to rival in luxury and mag nificence anything of the sort in the ter ritory. Judge E. R. Monk, receiver of the U. S. land offloe, is gracefully waiting t'j retire in favor of the successful Repub lican whom President McKinley ir.ay appolnt to supersede him. 'The Judg practiced law in St. Louis, Mo., seven years; came here in ISS2 and started a big cattle ranch, which he still runs, at Wilcox. He has occupied several pub lic positions in his county and has been a model receiver of the land office. C. F. Hoff. organizer of the local Democratic clubs, to whem th? chair manship of the territorial central com mittee was offered and,declined, is mak ing a first-class- county treasurer. Ha has a long record of business and politi cal success here, and is manager of the local telephone exchange, both here and In Nogales. He distinguished himself last Octcber In Nogales as a fighter, tco. when outlaw? seized the Mexican custom-house. He organized anel led a posse that did most effective and'he roic service in extinguishing the out laws. Hon. D. H. Underwood is doing his utmost to push fe rward Tucson real es tate and' mining enterprises in the vicin- HON. C. W. WRIGHT OF TUCSON ity. A few more wideawake citizens Ms class would give the place new life. Besides, he does a big insurance busi ness, has organized an abstract com pany and served- in the territorial legis lature- with marked ability, proving use- ' ful to his constituents, and always hon orable in every position. Fred Fleishman, formerly of Los An geles, has the largest, finest and most popular drug store in town. He t has become a large owner of local real estate' and generally scored a success that his old- Los Angeles friends would envy. E. J. Pierpont, the jeweler and optic ian, complains of the want rf suitable homes to rent for residence purposes. He came here from the far East three years ago and is justified in maintaining that Tucson ought to find profitable use for some of her large idle capital in the building of houses to rent. They are al ways in demand and at good figures, too. Judge C. W. 'Wright, father of the able prosecuting attorney of Yuma county and a leading lawyer of the territory, has resided 10 years in Tucson. His son' Wllliardi Wright, a college graduate and later a teacher of banking, has preferred to become a good; horseman and- a successful man- ; agtr of his father's cattle ranch in ihe south part of Pima county rather than be a money changer. Dr. George Martin has a splendid big drug busines-3 in Tucson. Few people I know that Dr. Martin came tc Arizona in 1852 or have any idea of the vicissi tudes he has experienced as a pioneer here. He has had more than one hair bn adth escape from the Indians in early times and suffered repeat cdi loseof prop erty from- their depredations. Bylvestt r W. Purcell, the young lawyer, is an able- and a lucky young man. He came here from Texas-a year or so ago, | a'r.d is already deputy clerk of the pro bate court, and recc,-?r.ized a.? a law stude r.t as well as lawyer of extraordin- . ary ability by the- speedy building up of a good practice. The Pima county board of supervisors has an excellent Clerk in the person of Fred I). Hushes, who is one of the most prominent characters In the territory. Supervisor Shoemaker, an old resident and butcher, is wide awake and good natured, Supervisor M. o. Samaniego i 3 o Mexican by birth and the owner of a big cattle ranch up in the Oracle country, besides c hoice Tucson City properly. He conducts a stage line to Ora Blanco ar.d Negate ■, which is a great convenience to miners and others desiring to reach Internal points, Attorney William Herring ar.d his cel ebrated daughter, who Is also a lawyer In active practice with him, have become Well established in Tucso'n. For years •Mr. Herring was the leading attorney of Tombbtone, where he enjoyed a great corporation and general practice In the early booming days of that former camp. He gave up Tombstone reluctantly, where he had lived so long, and brought with him a big practice to Tucson. He has served with distinction In many public and private offices, and is' a glow i Ing and impressive free silver advocate and orator, as well as a great lawyer. His able daughter is his active and efficient office co-laborer. 'Attorney Charles Blewman, weil known in California, whence he came some three years ago, has made a re markable record for so brief a period. Last year he secured the acquittal of the Mexican Yo"soas, charged with murder ing a Chinese storekeeper. He also de fended Rodgers, the train robber, and saved him from the gallows after being fientenced to death, but his most remark able success was probably that of the defense of a party charged with rape of a child. He has a large commercial prac tice as weil as criminal business.' The old veteran justice of the peace and pioneer, Meyers, who came to Arizona ■In 1858, has completed his twenty-s>ixth year in office.,and at an advanced age is hale and hearty. Isldor Meyer, the merchant, an nounces that after ten years In suc cessful business here he is about to retire and go into an established man ufacturing business in New York, not specllleally named, but his "closing out" sales have been so numerous In times past that the public is skeptical. Lawyer Frank H. Hereford is cited at a specimen of the way everybody In professional and business life Is bullied into taking papers, etc. By actual count he takes nine dailies, nine weeklies and seven monthlies, none of which, except- JOHN G. PRITCHARD, Postmaster and Pastor, of Bisbee I Ing the Los Angeles Herald, which j brings home the world's news earliest, does he find time to read. United States Marshal W. K. Meade, ; a resident of California once and twice | marshal of the territory, will soon re- I tire with honors. His commission ex- I pires August next. He was appointed I world's fair commissioner by President ; Harrison has served repeatedly in the legislature, was one of the original or ganizers of the Democratic party in Arizona and a member of the national Democratic committee for four years. ; His retirement means new fields of use fulness and enterprise are to be openeti up in which W. K. Meade will always figure as a leader and a useful citizen. NOGALES A Lively and Growing Municipality Near the Mexican Border Nogales is located almost directly south of Tucson and only about sixty five miles distant in a straight line. By stage it is ten miles farther and by rail it is nearly double that distance. Thii thriving little city is located in a gule'i and the dividing line marking the boundary between Mexico and the United States passes through the very | center of the business portion, dividing ;it into two separate municipalities. On ■ the Mexican side is a large handsome j custom house that cost over $200,000. and stores, hotels and residences, gen [ erally owned and occupied by Mexicans. On that side, too. are cheap cigars, mes cal —two drinks for 5 cents in American money—and any quantity of Mexican i gambling outfits. On both sides of the line are quantities of Mexican dollars in circulation, worth only 50 cents in American silver and slightly fluctuating at that, which makes it little desired this Fide of the line and is said to be the reason why all border towns are goldbug in financial per sua- W. H. BROPHT, Superintendent of Bisbee's Big Store. sion. On the American side at Nogales most of the business is conducted, but | the American Custom House is a dis graceful old shell and there is no first class hotel in the place. The wretched lodging and hotel accommodations? al ready there, however, are constantly jammed with patrons. The hotels on the ■ Mexican side arc not much better. The Sonera Railroad' pas-scs through the city I into Mexico. The fare on that line is C cents a mile in the United States, where, t cents' is worth 12% cents in Mexican silver and 2Vi cents a mile across I the line where Mexican laws govern. The city has electric light?-, water works : and ice works. It is kept lull of tran sient visitors by large numbers'of mine seekers and operators going and coming to and from the rich neighboring goid : fields in the Mexican State of Sonera, ' which are now booming, and by tourists, cattle dealers and some scattering mine prospectors" and operators on the Amerl j can side. The already well advanced de , vclopment of the mineral resources? of [ the vicinity, especially in Mexico, prom- I ises to make Nogales forthwith a rapid rival of El Paso, In Texas, and there is ; not a city in Southern Arizona that be- I gins to equal her prosperity at the pres WENDSIX E ABTON, President . GEOWffl • Vi " **> r l ***-^ GEORGE D KASTON, Secretary. ANOW-CALWOIUHA BANK (Ld.) taMM We are Authorized to Make a Special Offering of . . . Eighth St. Tract FRONTING—EIGHTH, NINTH AND ALAMEDA STREETS But a short distance from the S. P. Co.'s Arcade Depot, the L. A. Railway Co.'s Main Power ssgar A tt AcfuY««M ß - toSnofr t,wr,c - lrai *• ■prkes fm\m it© $3©© r» ONLY 10 PER CENT CASH PAYMENT, balance during three yean, vSlTMils*) or in monthly installments. For all particulars apply to . . . Eastoin, Eldridge & Co,, cor. 9th and°A^eda n sts. ent time, taken all In all, at which her i citizens ought to be pretty well satisfied. The moet amicable relations exist be- i tween the resident.' of the dual city. The i Mexicans preserve with great pride 1 their peculiar customs and institutions — I the fiesta, the fandango and the military i pomp. The Americans have a local mil- I Itia company, of which First Lieut. Richard Fleischer Is the most dashing i officer. They fiaterr.ize from both sides 1 i f the line and liberally patronize each < other's sports ar.d pastimes. Lieut. Fleischer Is a typical business man of the American side, conducting a great clothing house In connection with his ! 1 brother, ay.d running a big cigar factory | as well. One of the latent enterprises of Amer- : ican Nogaios is the late completion ot a , $10,000 resort for invalids, called the Ir- ; ternatlonal Sanitarium, and under the skillful and experienced management of Dr. W, T. Chenowlth, asoclated with Dr. Wells. It contains ample rooms, luxuriously and conveniently furnished and equipped. The brick walls of the big sanitarium are of double thickness, 1 to keep out heat ar.d cold alike. Veran das surround the structure, which is lo cated In the best part of the city for view • and general advantages. It is a popular institution. Everybody in Nogales owns more or-less stock in the corporation that tock hold of the project. The institution ' is already partly filled, and will be promptly enlarged as patronage de mands. In Southern Arizona such a resort is unique. There is not a place • lit to stay in as a sanitarium at Tucson, and only at Oracle, where Mrs. Neal's splendid hotel is located, ca<n any such accommodations be had, and that is more than 100 miles north. American Nogales furnishes electrlo lights to both sides of the line. Roy & Titcomb operate the light plant, deal in miners' supplies, ar.d represent a dozen important jigencloy for powder works, Iron works and fire-clay works. They intended to have the water works evi dently also, by the name of one of their corporations, but in that they miscalculated. The newly appointed col lector of customs, Chenowith, owns and operates the water plant. The American town has two lively newspapers—the Border Vidette, owned ar.d edited by- Frank M. King, also news dealer and local agent for The Los< Angeles Heraid and other periodicals; and the Oasis, also lively and able. Joseph Pascholy, pretty well known In the western business world as a Tomb stone merchant for eight years, is here and assiclatc-d in banking and general mercantile operations l with J. S. Taylor. Joe longs for a big residence In Los An geles some day and a big income from hoarded thousands, ai'.d he is likely to gratify that ambition soon. J. B. Mix, celebrated af the first Mayor of American Nogales and who held that office eight yearn, is a large real estate owner here and manager of the chief drug store. He is one of the most wide awake business men in the locality and is prominent in fraternal circles as an Odd Fellow, K. of P. and Workman. During his long residence here Ne gales has steadily grown and continually prospered. Old Califorrjans of the days of '52 and '56 will remember Theodore Gebler, who came to the coas-t in 1552 and figured as chief executive of the famous vigilantes who gathered Cory, Hcthtrton, Bliss and many other early cUy desperadoes in and strung them up. Well, Mr. Geb ler later on was In business for 20 years in San Jose. And now he is one of the most successful business men in No gales, where he has a big hardware and tinware house. He used to be a memJjer of the San Jot' 3 city council, Is a member of the city council here and during his long career in business never failed to pay a bill 100 cents on the dol lar. Though well along in years, of course, Mr. Gebler is vigorous, even robust. His recollections of past Cali fornia days would thrill the most cal lous. One of the iron monuments marking the line between occupies a niche in tht south side of T. J. Brockwood's resort, which is built exactly upen the line upon the American side. Hls> place is a kind of Mecca for visitors. Just outside his place, over the line a few inches, he sells Mexicans cigars at Mexican prices and less Ihe large American revenue tax. The Mexican cigar industry has fjowh enormously of late year?. Tobacco j grown on certain hillsides in what is; known as Nation*] valley in Mexico is the peer of the choicest Cuban article and sells to the Prince of Wales and the magnates of the old world for $1200 a thousand, Mexican money, or retails at about $1 (gold) a piece. The modern Mexican has also learned to cure tobac co and manufacture it properly. Mr. A. Calllsher of the Arm of Lilly & Cal lisher, predicts that Nogales has a great | future as a manufactory of this Mexlcar product now coming in great demand.. Two Californians monopolize the fruit market cf Nogales and are doing a rush ing business. They are P. Catanlch & Son and their enterprise is appreciated las a kind of public benefaction since fruits from abroad or any fruits at all used to be so hard to gel. Of course Nogales. and with Justice, too, claims a splendid climate in com mon with many other Arizona localities. Dr. W, F. Chenowlth, who is a local authority on the subject, says that it is the best climate in America for chronl-: pulmonary diseases, more especially asthma and consumption; also acute rheumatism. The air is absolutely free from the bacilli that produce tubercu losis. This is proven by the fact that a case never originated in this vicinity. BISBEE A Model Camp of Four Thousand Population At the present time ISisbee, in Cochls i county, nine miles from the Mexican I border, Is the largest, most flourishing | and admirable of the mining camps In ! Southern Arizona. There the great Cop- I per Queen mines and smelters are lo cated, employing over 1600 men con stantly and furnishing about the whole support of the town population, directly or Indirectly. The property is owned by a close Eastern corporation which absolutely refuses to allow Its agents to talk about its business or the output of the mines. However, the Copper Queen Is known to produce 1000 tons of copper per month. At 10 cents per pound this product is worth $1100,000, or equal to a total annual product of $2,400,000. Unlike gold and silver, the copper mines of tho United States are confined to three well-known districts, the Lake Superior district, the Montana mines and.—tho Arizona copper fields. The principal value of the latter as oompetiters in the copper market lies in the fact that th- 1 ores are relatively rich and easily re duced to black copper, being almost ex clusively oxidized' ores. Adjoining the great Copper Queer, property at Blsbee Is a group of eight full claims now being opened up and known as THE- COFPEIt KING Of Arizona, which already promises to fully duplicate the Copper Queen and double the population of Blsbee again. A large force is now at work on this new properly, and new hoists and other ma chinery for development have been or dered from Denver. The Copper Queen company has never failed to buy in any claim here it could get as soon as a fair showing has been made, often paying as high as $50,0C0 for a single claim with a shaft not 90 feet dee p. From the best information obtain able, it appears that the underground workings of the Copper Queen are close up to several of the adjoining claims of the Copper King. These ores now- run as high as from 10 to 60 per cent copper, with frequent large masses of pure na tive copper. The stock of the Copper King, therefore, is in great demand and only a limited amount is for sale at that. They Intend to put in a plant, etc., for reducing ores and to make cxnteded de velopments. It is the plan of the man agement, under the local direction of Fiscal Agent Blackburn, to sink three 600-foot shafts on the ore body, about 500 feet apart, and then drift from shaft to shaft on the 500-foot level, that the ore may be stoped out at the rate of at least 100 tons a day. This work will take time and about $75.0C0 or $100,000 in cash. Ii is now going forward rapidly, having been begun last November. Thirty-two thousand shares of the stock were sold in Blsbee, where the feasibility of the enterprise is universally understood. The Copper King is the coming great bonan za of Blsbee. NOTES AND PERSONALS. The Copper Queen company has a splendid general merchandise establish ment in Blsbee, run, of course, as a niiit i ter of business economy with Its mining enterprise. It is the most popular com i pany store ever found In a mining camp, j Its superintendent is W. H. Brophy, who | located in Blsbee thirteen years ago and ! has resided there ever since. When he I came he was young and single; now he is the head of a most attractive family and has one of the neatest residences in camp. Besides, he enjoys the highest esteem in the community as a business man and citizen as well. Most of Blsbee was originally the creation of the Copper Queen Company, of course. The large brick public library, public hall and postofllce building were built by the corporation and the post master at present in office there was installed ten years ago. John G. Prichard, who has so long and satisfactorily held that office Is also librarian and pastor of the Union Church there. He was born in Wales, but is a graduate of McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church in 1882 and came to Bisbee in 1887. Since then he has developed Into a thoroughly good combination —preacher, business man and postmaster, a rarely practical product. As Blsbee is In the mountain gorges and only nine miles from the Mexican border in a rather wild region she has need of a good deputy sheriff, and that official has been supplied of late in the person of Dayton Graham, who has ar restee 1 . 1 two or three murderers and proved a most efficient officer during his two years career here. The town, how ever, is a model of such good order that only transients need the attention of peace guardians. In conjunction with Di puty Graham the new ly-elected Jus tice of the Peace S. K. Williams, a native of California, administers local law. SOCIETY WOMAN A DEFAULTER Embezzled $3200 From a St. Paul Charitable Institution .A leading sockty Woman here has om beaaled ?;>'-C0 belonging to a charitable Institution. For several weeks the wo man managers of the Protestant Orphan asylum have discussed the defalcation in meetings pledged to secrecy. Though tho books of the asylum have showed a, large balance, when the money was wanted it could not be had. The treas urer finally stated that she had given the money to her husband and could not ob tain it. When the officers of the insti tution applied to the bank where the funds had been deposited they were refused a statement, the treasurer hav li g ordered that statements should be given only to herself. A new treasurer was elected and a de mand made for a settlement. The for mer treasurer then wrote a letter to the officers stating that the missionary money had been used to pay for the liv ing expenses of her family during the last three or four years, and that she could r.ot replace It. The asylum is managed by the leading society women of St. Paul.—St. Paul, IMnn., Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune. Too Funny for Anything Some fellow has tickled the goldbugs to death by writing an article on the outrage of not opening the mints to tli.s free coinage of pig iron. This- modern goldbug sage asserts that with the free coinage of pig iron that the price of this metal would be raised from $7.50 per ton to $1.29 per ounce, and the chorus of Wall •street bankers fairly split their sides with guffaws and rush to a printing of fice and have several million copies of this article printed for free distribution among the people who are expected to swallow it. The money changers art» Intoxicated with joy at their success In the last campaign and now think that the people can be made to believe any thing they tell them, but the chances are that some one- is under-estimating the intelligence of the masses.—Escon dldo Advocate.