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m i. '.'K J,) fa '? VV- Mfe J 1 . V7 ' . f . t:fflUupjU,A A.' k 7- : ' -. r ' v.-.v '- j . . j.w r. . . i ' ' ... tr ' JA-f J -d-7: 77 hljiyKX' "1 . .. '.' "y""H't ,.- M.Ak.'irHJt:'fmn n ' fit "V,1-- Ml ? v l!i XT ' - ' . 3$' "vlv- rSio -V.'f Fv-.t & THE .- VOLUME III. BISBEE, COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY, SUNDAY, APRIL io, 1898. NUMBER 26; ?$zm m TO Li U X ,? P Ik can of a scrap with Spain how many millionaires and office-holders will be found carrying a musket or wielding a saber for "Old Glory?" You couldn't get one of 'era near the scene - ef conflict long enough to cock a can non. Axr other country' would have taken , HavaRt cleaned out- the Spaniards, and than afterward would have investigated the Maino disaster. Men and. oflicers on its decks heard two distinct explo sions, the external one first, and then the internal one. They were easily dis tinguished. Tua Range New, published at Will, co, has entered upon its fifth year of existence, and is gratified with the steady increase of patronage accorded to it. Hereafter it will be issued on -Wednesday instead of Tuesday, as here tofore. The News is a welcome visitor to our desk, and wo wish it continued piotperity. A ...... r?'.'A.v election is coming along this fall vand already the citizens, of Cochise county are giving , the matter some attention. TliU is well, us the matter of chooehg public officials to ,take f charge of the public affairs of our county ' is worthy of careful and timely atten tion, from the people. Tho new oflicets . to be chosen will b charge'd with the. duty of levying and collecting taxes and "' disbursing them in paying the current expenses of county government." interest on the public debt. etc. These men should be chosen from the ranks of our worthy citizens. The present adrainis- f trgtipji of the affairs of Cochito county l.-we. believe will compare quite favorably with any previous one in the history of . h county; still there has been some complaint and fault-finding. This is to -. be expected; it is human nature to -criticise public officials, and it ia a right guaranteed to the people by the grand principles upon which our system of .liberty and wlf-government is founded. .jvJVe would' not think of claiming that no act of the officials now in office could be. found which was not subject to censure, ;' but on the whole the administration h8 been a success and the affairs of the v county have been economically admin- l istered, and if the results are as good luring thenext two years the people y will hava no just cause of complaints f- B tiSS" ffi thB VTttent officers will be candidate K$S& i'f V '- y ' forrt1ectton; we assume this without P fstV ' ., any snggetnons or intimations from the court House. While faithful service is entitled to ask for recoznition at the hands of the people, still the govern snental structure ot the country does rot depend on any single individual who ever held office in the county, or "any one that will hereafter ho elected. It is'ribt too early for the people to begin to discuss the coming election; no harm can be done. '( , What a farce this Cuban question is I . getting to lm. The patriots have been b struggling heroically for over three years, and while they have met with reverses, lost some of the bravest and wisest of their leaders, and more than '400,000 of the sturdy islanders have bee,n killed and starved to death at the t l ! ." r . ' t ..... .i jj ineug.uiuii oi me mom or country, iney ;.' ' have in the main been successful. But ' what have we done? The renrpaenta- n ' tlYM of thin tMm1n. llin iratAnh nnt Inn on earth, while oftentimes offering en- ,,, couragemeut to these poor Cubans fight ing for their freedom and liberation W$ from the .galling yoke of a bondage ik, worse than African slavery ever was, 'have done next to nothing, It is true ,2 a limited supply of the necessaries of &c life has le.en supplied to keep life ip the """" miserable victims of Spanish cruelty on 4 tke island; but the great boon, freedom, " which the patriots have been striving for lias been mocked at and put to scorn by our shameful inaction. Gen- JT eral Lee has apparently dune the best and all that he could do, but the head v of governmental action in this country, ' the president, is openly charged with being dominated by Mark Ilanna and ether Spanish bondholders, and while it is daily stated that ho js preparing a message to congress on this subject, no message is forthcoming, and through his position lie even checkmates what ever move congress might make in the matter. Such action on the part of the 3 jjxecujiveis a burning shame, and a dia- T aS'iW ,'VMrU,ln,T a'mlsfepr'esenta- , ft Uon of the will of thev AmericannVonlo fc - ,' ...T,.. 1 Nations of the earth, and while this may In a measurer be true, wo have, to ome whom he is supposed to serve. It is 75,000 shares in Bisbee and adjacent claimed that Cuba ia, tho province of country. The company owiai and con another country and her' troubles are trols eixty-twfo instead of twoqty-six n6 affair of ours, but she lie's at our claims.and joins the Queen on all sides, very doors, and has been and .isnow' In regard to tho assay reports, wo arc in? supplicating lhs people for an acltnowl-' clined to believe that the correspondent edgmerit of herjust rights aii.qng tho iB a little off, as in tho first no copperls extent interfered, an J it is now our . bonnden fluty. to .acknowledge her lei ';, liferencv, and not only this, but wo ? skeald secttre. liberty for her people. AS AN OUTSIDER SEES US An Interesting Letter to the Republi can from Bisbee. Tlie year 189B not only finds the Cop per Queen twenty-one years old, but is also the most prosperous year in the history of the district. The company employs many men, 1,150 being on the roll. The Copper Queen company, con solidated, has gained an enviable repu tation for its fairness to its employes. The ")en are at liberty to go where they please for their needs, though it is ad mitted the company's store being so complete in a'.l its departments, secures the bulk of the trade. Taken as a whole, this the largest mining company estab lishment of the class in tho territory. Like many mining companies in the territory, the Copper Queen company is. not disposed to give away any of its bus iness to tho outsider. The Copper Quoon, or moro properly speaking; Phelps, Dodge &.Co. and a sociates, are . ore deeply involved in copper mining than any other organization operating in Arizona. Tiie ore is generally low grade, thouuh to the south the .White Tail Deer, one of the claims for which the com pun v paid $50,000, it is said, shows at a depth of 100 feet, copper with a percentage of fifty. Tho liolbrook, one of the company's mines, is said to show best. This joins the smelter on tho south. It is now definitely known that the Copper Queen company will build a railroad from Nacosari, Mexico, to con nect below Bisbee with the Arizona and South Eastern. The distance is 120 miles. There is now a small smelter at Nacosari and the Copper Queeu com pany will shortly put in a large convert ing plant The surveys have been made for the 120 mile stretch of railway. The Copper King is down to the 600 foot level. It is understood that the Holbrook dips to the Copper Hing. The Covper King of Arizona is now opening drifts. This company has. sold consid erable stock in Bisbee at five cents, while it is now quoted at fifty cents, per share. C. A. Overlook, the butcher, has three claims between'the Copper King' and the south Bisbeo company's properties: TWIMMwiMS forty to fifty per cent coMntr? ft)nlffittt men are working Vlx IliUi ; wnu wspicsenis a Allium 1TJ , '..,.' . . . T ' 1 eempm t.j, iksr.-JUesn. investigating w.j.-l Green's' property in Mexico. He'llVC; "jnyo die, afterliayiiig stood for London with a bill of particulars, a few days ago and the outlook for a sale is good. The California company, which has boen working a diamond drill two miles south of Bisbee, has withdrawn. Some think that there is much more in this proposition than tho Indications would point to. The cores could not be seen, but it is believed the p-operty is in the belt that runs into Mexico from Bisbee. The South Bisbee Copper Mining and Townsito company has sold $-10,000 in shares in Bisbee, value 20 cents pec share. The company is on what is familiarly known as the McCprmick claims. They bought and bonded twenty-six claims, and as the White Tail Deer, of the Copper Queen, men tioned above, is sandwitched within' theirs, this company and the purchasers of stock feel that the South Bisbee Cop per Mining and Townsito company is strictly in it. Peter Johnson is the local fiscal agent. Regular officers: J. P. Martin oi Ohio, president; J. A. Fair- child, vice-president; Hon. T. Rowan, treasurer; Hon. II. W. Lewis, secretary; General Peter Weidner, general man ager.. All the officers but Mr. Martin have offices' in the Bry:on block, Los Angeles. The capital stock is $5,000,000, Assays (university) show 135 ouncts silver, and traee of gold; second, 34 ounces silver, 0.05 ounces gold, 65.06 per cent copper. TJil ore is green carbonate and sulphate.' Coming out of Bisbee the other night two men got into a heated discussion over the proposition. Tho result was a bet that a hotel would bo built in Soth Biebce six months hence. It is possiblo the promoters will build a narrow gauge line to Bisbeo with the purpose of running half hourly trains during, certain times each day. Interest in this district ie'quit manifest. Pittock. The above-is in-tho main correct, but there are one-or two items that the Re publican correspondent is slightly off. TliaSouth- Bisbeo company hWeold 1 1 ' shown, while all tho ore carries copper.' Ono' assay from tho Coulter group. going 74.0 per cent. $ CoNqaBSS is impatient to try its hand on tho Spariisli question."- $ 00 Goes Up Several Notches. Homo people, when they start into anything that gives promise of increas ing their worldly wealth, are very en thusiastic and go it with a rush, but if developments fail to come With a rush they get despondent and lose confidence in whatever tho enterprise may be. It is so in all the walks of life, and more particularly in mining. When tho Copper Kiug was first incorporated and work commenced nearly everybody was hopeful to an extreme degree, and its stock was in great demand. Work was commenced, and tho money realized from the sale of stock has been judi ciously expended. The indications to start with wero good, and in most part have continued good to the present. The main shaft on this property is now down COO feet, and three .drifts Btarted at this depth are at present writing in twenty-six feet. Those who purchased stock in the beginning got it at five cants a share, and have witnessed its steady advance from five to 'fifty cents a sharo. and now another raise is an nounced to take effect'on May 2, as th following dispatch to, Superintendent Blackburn will show: "Jo Chas. W. Blackburn, Bisbee: Copper King, stock advanced to one dol lar per share to take effect absolutely on the 2nd day of May, 1898. A stock holders' meeting is called for same date. Every holder will get due notice; have written fully. B. C. Davis." THE EDITOR WILL, GET, THERE. It doesn't take money to run a news paper; . it can.be rrn without money. It is a charitable institution, a begging concern, a highway robber, B'Godfrey. The newspaper is a child of the air, a creature of a dream. It can go on and on and on, when any other conconcern Would be in the hahds of the receiver and wound up with cobwebs in the win dow. It takes gall to run a newspaper. It takes a scintillative, acrobatic imagi nation, and a ha.f dozen white shirts, and a railroad pasB to run a newspaper. But mpnev Heavens to Befaynd six. hands round, who ever needed money in conducting a newspaper?, j Kind wTjff'"tJ(i wedium of ex change ftht,-ii the 'fewinesa ferj the editorJcJiHT wardr-and church Social tickets, i&WlMMvJNMt' m a tHtJrIwith &fesS"S pMn jUafi Sij--1 ..rnr:in IMy , y8) itzr j,. A.Mift au i ffiwtivjT'tu, n, 'Make h' ,c" f. y it but. "H,f P arounVifor veirs and sneered at the editor and, his little jim crow paper, bo sure and .have your wife send in for three extra capita by one of your weep ing children, and whSn she reads the generous and touching notice about you, forewarn her to neglect to send fifteen cents to the editor. It would overwhelm him. Money is a corrupting thing. The editor knows it, and what lie wants is your heartfelt thanks. Then he can thank his printers and they can thank their grocers. Send your job work out of the county and then come and ask for kypur notices. The Lord loves a cheerful giver. He'll take care of all tho editors. Don't worry about the editor. He has a char ter from the state to s&t as a doormat for theacommunity. He'.ll-uet the paper out Eomehow, and stand up for yon when you run for otficfy and lio about your pigeon toed daughter's tackey wedding, and blow about your big foot son whun he gets a $4 per wecK job, and weep over your shriveled' soul when it is released from your grasping, body, and smile at your wife's second mar riage. He'll get-along. The Lord alone knows how but the editor will get there somehow . Ex. Latest Mews from the Front. Key West, April 8. Special to- The Onu.j Lighthouse tender Mangrove ar; rived here this morning from'Kavana. She- had twenty eight passengers on board. After landing her passengers ehe proceeded to her wharf, where she will 6o fitted with rapid-firing guns. Everything ia quiet here, and a ctate of waiting expectancy and doubt continues as Iras been for the past week cr more. Washington, April 8 4 p. m. (Spe cial to Tint Oan.) Assistant Sec retary Day announces this afternoon thatall citizens of the United States now in Cuba who deRircd to leave would positively be out of, tho'lsland by Satur day. He. added that Consul-General Lee would leave Havana oh that day. Miss Clara Birton' is expected to leave Cuba with iter nine' assistants in com panywith Consul-General Loe tomorrow..- Steamer Brooklyn arrived at Port Antonio this, naming from city of San tiago de Cuba, haying on board United -States Consul Pulaski Hyatt and twenty'-rfvo passengers. All' was quiet at Santiago when the Brooklyn left. There are threjosmall Spanish warships there at the entrance of the harbors TIE CASE FULLY MADE UP Will Be Presented To Congress For Action on flQnday; WAsnixoTON, April 9. Good Friday passed in 'Warhing.ton without a ripple on the serface, either at the white house or at the capitol to show that the United State.s is on tho brink of war. Botli hotiECs of congress had adjourned until next Monday, and at the executive mansion there was not the rush of eager and cxciteable men, but a Sunday atmosphere. 'Only at the war and navy department were there signs of an im pending conflict in the rush of immedi ate orders to a host of naval officers to report at once for duty on vessels to which they had been assigned, and in conferences among the bureau chiefs on the details of war preparations. As yet the resolve was firmer than ever that unless Spain yielded to America's Cuban demands the United States by force of arms would-move on Havana. It was the very recognition of tho fixity of this purpose that caused the day to be in marked contrast to the excitement of its predecessors of late. There was still some discussion of Cuban affairs, but it only served to em iriiasizo the fact that one forward step of immense importance had been taken, for discussion was of an advanced stage and concerned not intervention and freedom ot Cuba from Spanish domin ion, but the obligations and duties that might be imposed on the United States after we had expelled Spain from the island. This discussion revolved around two propositions, namely, .intervention without recognition of national inde pendence of the Cuban insurgents, and intervention with concurrent recogni tion of the present insurgent govern ment in Cuba. The president' message remains un altcied. Indeed, this being the last day before the message will be sent to congress, alterations are unlikely be tween now and Monday, barring alto gether unexpected- developments from Madrid. After the meeting the cabinet officers stated that the message would be sent 4o congress on Monday, no change in that respect having been considered and all causes for delay having been re moved. , The calmness of,the cabinet meeting, -Trtrixuire of1 the Mist ilncwtful' held in recent days, was another evi dence of the feeling entertained by the Administration that the else is made up and nothing now remain jto be done but to present the subject. tc congress and await the final outcome there. The feeling that an end had come to diplomatic talk and that action re mained was heard in all quarters, in cluding tho foreign embassies-and lega tions, where the ambassadors' and min isters expressed tho feeling that all had been done in' Washington that'could'or would come in the 'cause of peace. There are no negotiations hi , the sense of exchanges on pending propositions. Both parties, apparentljvhave said their last word concerning the'v respect ive propositions. Certainly this is' true as to the United States, and there was no evidence today that the Spanish government would recede. It is even doubtful whether the concession of an armistice by Spain would be Kufticient at this late moment to turn the situa tion in a peaceful channel. '1 Madrid, April 9. General Corria, Spanish minister of war, in his inter view of yesterday said: "Spain must not bo alarmed, if war is declared, at the sinking of Spanish warships. iVhat we must at all costs avoid is Spanish warships striking her colors to the American flag.. She should rathfer ex plode her magazine. I wish to God Spain had a lot (A warships fronjCuba to the peninsula. We would then say to America: "Wo are here; meet when you please." The highest monument in the world is in Washington, D.C. It was erected In honor of George Washington. , It is 555 feet high, fifty-fivo teet squire at the base and contains 18,000 blocks of marble two feet thick. In the interior is an elevator, and fifty flights of 'stairs, eighteen steps each. Tho greatest cavern inj tho world is the Mammoth cave, eighty-five miles southwest of Louisville, Kentucky. It isabout ten miles long, though to ex plore itamultitudd of avenues, cham bers,, grottoes, galleries, Hams, rivers and ca'ara:ts entails 150 thjles of travel. n the world is in the counties of Webbhnd Dcmmit in Texas;, it contains more than 400,000 acres, and pastures 800,003 aheep annU' ally. The. greatest distance that .shot has over been fired ib a few yards over fifteen miles, which was tho ranged of Kiupp's welbknown monsCer 130-ton 'steel gunj firing a shot which, weighs ever a ton and a quarter. -An THE COPPER QUEEN Consolidated Mining Co. Dry Goods m """ Large and Handsome Assortment Ladies' wrappers, 20 different designs, 75c to $2.50 each Misses' dresses, 75c to $3.00 each Ladies' underwear special values in knit goods and white muslin underwear for summer use i Millinerythe latest styles in straw hats for ladies, misses and children Infants' wash hats and lawn caps dents' Furnishing Goods fBBSWUlEmxIrrlKMIM I c; -" Straw Hats 3j - - -Neckwear Hosiery and Underwear f I 111) 1 Following aro a few special values selected from carload just recoi'vad : Woven iviro cots, Tith spring supports, $2.50 each Woven-wiro mattresses, $3.00 and upwards, according to style and Single iron beds, complete with woven mattresses, $6.50 each Centre tables, 85c each and upwards Couches, $7.50 to $30.00 Bed Lounges $13.00 to $28.00 Folding BedB, $14.50 to $40.00 We have a full line of novelties it, this department, consisting of Mdl cine Cases, Wall Brackets, Easels, Comb and Brush Racks, Mir rors. Blacking Sets, Framed Pictures, Hat Racks, Japanese Goods CROCKERY AND QLASSWARE Our spring stock has arrived THE WALDORF. Main Street. Bisbee, Arizona. Otto W. Geisenhofer, Prop, Finest Restaurant ji Bie.li l mub-i Pies. Fresh oysters and all kinds of game in season The table supplied with tat Wtrt tho market affoWs. Department RSPL MADRAS r ; v it-It '!i." m &-' jL-W" '5?'1!; . f VZr r ' xt- ' AZJ: -.- . A f- fj - - H ' M IF ' ' .;" - -i , . lth' ."-"'.! - , 3i ,. -; ,, .h , . f V I vi-' . . lv ,.- I!V''W"I' . J ' it's A ' "''- raslsto'