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NO. 15.
Articles of Incorporation
Tarantula Gold Mining
United States of America.
Coi siY Sr. Loi'iij
lisow AuMi! by thesb Presixts: That
wp, Uichard F. Phillips, John A. Hudson awl
John H. finnegau, of tha comity of St. Loui
and State ( Missouri, the incorporators
hereinafter name J and whose natres are
hereunto subscribed, desiringto form a cor
poration, under and by virtue of the revised
statutes of the Territory of Arizona,relating-
to corporations and all amendments thereof
do hereby for that purpose adopt, sign and
acknowledge the following Articles of Incor
The name of this Corporation, and by
which it shall be known, is the "Tarantula
Gold Mining Company," and the operations
and transactions of said Company shall be
carried on in the County of Pinal, and in any
-ether county or place in the Territory of
Arizona, or in any other State or Territory
within the United States. Its principal place
of business shall be in said Pinal County, but
its principal office shall be in the city at St.
Louis, In the County of St. Louis and State
of Missouri, at which latter office, meetings
of the Directors of this Company may be
held, and all business relating to the affairs
of this Company may Ire carried on and
'transacted at said city of St. Louis, and all
such business and transactions to have the
same force and effect in law or equity as if
held within the Territory of Arizona.
The general nature of the business of this
Corporation shall be the mining of gold, sil
ver, copper, lead and other ores and minerals
-within the Territory of Arizona, or within
any other State or Territory of the United
States, and acanfr!nr w.tr fiphts. mill
biles, iuri Iru) tug and se?iin,r, bmjciiufc- end
leasing of mines und mhrfvl bearing lands,
water rights and mill sites in the Territory
of Arizona, or In any otofr St.it or Territo
ry of the United States, and holding property
fieum, hd to buy and mine, mill:
smelt, reduce and concentrate ores and min
erals of whatsoever character and property,
and to hold, use and sell warer powers or
water rights and sites thereof, and the lands
necessary or useful therefor, and for the In
dustries and habitations arising or growing
out, or to arise or grow up in connection
with or about the same, and for the purpose
of leasing, erecting, constructing, maintain
ing, buying, selling, owning, using and oper
ating mining and mill machinery, and all
necessary buildings and accessories thereto,
including the building and operation of
roads, railroads, electric power and light
plants, teleeraph and telephone lines,
The capital stock of this Corporation shall
be one million dollars (81,000,000), and shall
consist of one million shares (1,0(10,000), of the
par value of one dollar (f LOO) each, all of
which is fully paid up in consideration of the
conveyance to this company of certain lands
and mines with the improvements thereon
and all appurtenances thereunto belonging,
by William P. Dunham, conveying to this
corporation the following described real es
tate, mines and mineral claims as follows, to
wit: The Tarantula lode claim, being the
northeast extension- of the Walter Scott
lode claim in the Mineral Creek Mining Dis
trict, and the Eichards lode claim, lying par
allel with and joining Tarantula lode claim
on its (the Tarantula) east side line, and the
Denver lode claim, lying parallel with and
joining the Richards lode claim on its (the
Eichards) east line, in the above named
mining district in the County of Pinal and
Territory of Arizona.
For a complete description of the above
cluiras reference may he h;i to the books of
record in thg jffioe of theCounty Recorder
in the County of Pinal and Territory of A ri
zona, and which said deds of conveyance are
dated March 15. 1H8S. Each of such shares of
the capital stock of this corporation, shall
represent one-millionth U-1.000 0 pnrt of
the property now owned or hereafter ac
quired by said corporation, and each share
shall represent one vote in said company at
any election hereafter held by said corpora
tion. ARTICLE 4.
This corporation shall begin business from
the date of filing these articles in the office
of the county records of Pinal County, in the
Territory of Arizona, and shall terminate
twenty-five years from the date of this Cor
poration. ARTICLE 5.
The affairs of this Corporation are to be
and they shall be conducted by a board of
directors or trustees, consisting of seven
persons (7), of whom one shall be President,
one Vice-President, one Treasurer and one
Secretary, but the offloes of Secretary and
Treasurer may be held by the same per
son, properly qualified. The President,
Vice-President and Treasurer shall be Trus
tees. To be eligible to such offices, each of
nffi,ra must be the owner, as shown by
the books of this Corporation, of at least
one share of the capital stock of this Cor
poration, and said officers shall be elected
annually by stockholders of this corpora
n at the sail city of St. Louis, Missouri, or
at such other time and place as may here
after be prescribed by the By-Laws of this
Corporation, and shall hold such offices until
their successors are duly elected and quali
fied. The following named persons who are
stockholders of this company, shall consti
tute the Board of Directors of this Corpora
tion until the third Tuesday in March, 1899,
and until their successors are elected and
qualified, to-wlt: R. F. Phillips, J. A. Hud
son, John H. Flnnegan, Jas. White, W. P.
Dunham. H. P, Nelson and W. K. Nelson, Va
cancies In the board of directors shall be
filled by the remaining members of the
board, and the said Richard F, Phillips shall
be President, aad said John A. Hudson Vice
President, and the said John H. Knnogan j
Secretory and Treasurer, for the term ending
on the third Tuesday in March, 1888, at 12
o'clock, noon of said day, and until their
successors are elected and qualified, and
any vacancy, caused by resignation, death or
removal of either or any of said officers,
shall be filled by the board of trustees at
their general office at the city of St. Louis,
The highest amount of indebtedness or
liability to which the Corporation is at any
time to subject itself is the sum of one hun
dred thousand dollars (1100,000;.
The stock of this Corporation shall be non
assessable and the private property of the
stockholders of this company shall be ex
empt from liability for any and all debts of
this Corporation.
These articles of incorporation may be
amended at any time by a majority vote of
the board of directors, and whenever
amended the amendments shall be signed by
the President and Secretary of the Corpora
tion and shall be acknowledged by them and
recorded and published as required by law.
Witness our hands and seals this fifteenth
day of March, 1898.
ClTT OF St. Louis.
Before me, Laurence N. VanHook, a Notary
Public in and for St. Louis City, Missouri,
personally appeared Richard H. Phillips,
J no. A. Hudson and J. H. Finnegan, person-
ally known to ine to be the same persons
whose names are subscribed to the anneced
ir.trumekt, and ach Individual acknowl
edged that he .ined and entvuted thesutne
for the purpo and consideration therein
Given under my hand and notarial seal
this fifteenth day of March, UMH. My com
mission expires March 2Pth, 1901.
Kotary Public, City of St. Louis, Mo.
I, F. A. Chamberlln, Recorder in and for
the countv and territory aforesaid, do here
by certify that the above and foregoing Arti
cles of Incorporation of the "Tarantula Gold
Mining Company" were filed for record in
this office on the 28rd day of March. A, D.,
1898, at 9 o'clock a. m., and recorded in Book
No. 1 of Articles of Incorporation at page
In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and official seal this 24th day of
March, A. D., 1898.
Contest Notice.
Tucson, Arizona, Jan. 22, 1898.)
at this office by Henry Beaver, of Arizola,
Pinal County, Arizona, against heirs and
representatives of Win. McQueen, deceased,
for failure to comply with the law as to
Homestead entry No. 1974, dated March 91st,
1893, upon the northeast quarter (NEJ-i)
section 25, townxhip 3 south, ranse Beast, in
Pinal County, Arizona, with a view to the
cancellation of said entry ; contestant alleg
ing that the said heirs and representatives
of Wm. McQueen, dmwased, have wholly
abandoned suid tra'it, and changed their
residence therefrom, for more then six
month, since making Slid entrv, and next
i rior t th rtnte Herein ; tnat saia tract
not settled upon and cultivated by said party
as required by law.
The contestant having filed affidavit in
this office on the 20th day of October, 1897
setting forth the fact that after using due
diligence he is unable to get personal service
upon the contestee and asks that said service
may be had by publication in the Flobbncb
Tbibukb, a paper published at Florence,
Pinal county, Arizona, the same is hereby
granted, and the said parties are hereby
summoned to appear at the office of D. C.
Stevens, Clerk of District Court at Florence.
Pinal County, Arizona, on the 4th day of
March 1898, at 10 o'clock a. m., to respond and
furnish testimony concerning said alleged
Hearing before Register and Receiver V.
S. Land Office, at Tucson, Arizona, on the 11th
day of March, 1898, at 2 o'clock p. m.
129 " Receiver,
On and after December 1st, 1896, all
meat bought in my shop must be paid
for at time of delivery. I am compelled
to make this order for self-protection,
d5-tf . E. AHOVLO.
An Exciting Battle Near Grant Station.
From the Phoenix Republican.
The westbound Santa Fe Pacific was
held np at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning
near Grant station, N. M. It was a
profitless affair for the bandits. A
passenger on the train arrived in
Phoenix last night. He said that soon
after leaving Grant station the train
was brought to a stop and a terrific
fusilade was opened. Most of the
shots were fired along the train to in
timidite the pass?n!rt?rs and prevent ;
interference. A speeial attempt seems i
to Lave been made to scare the express
messengers, for their car was found to
be riddled with ballets. The atti.ck
was evidently not unexpected, for
there were three shotgun messengers
aboard. In spite of the hail of lead
directed at the car one of them dropped
out and took refuge under the trucks,
from which fortification he brought
down one of the assailants. The
robber screamed when he fell and
another cried out, "It's no good to
night boys !" They withdrew hastily,
taking the wounded or dead robber
with them.
On the side of the trainmen, the fire
man was shot through the calf, and
the head of Jhe engineer was badly
poundee, presumably with a revolver.
How this happened, whether or not the
robber got into the cab, the passenger
was unable to say.
In the melee the headlight was shot
out and the engine was palled into
Gallup in the dark. Officers believed
they would be able to overtake the
band, encumbered with the wounded
member. A hold-op occurred near the
same spot last fall and another nearly
two years ago. in the Burlier one, one
of the bandits known to be the chief
lieutenant of Black Jack, was killed.
Tom Collins, alias Green, a cowboy,
was arrested at Bisbee last week for
complicity in the latter robbery. The
trainmen say that five men were en
gaged in the affair of yesterday morn
ing. All were tall men, from which
f.Wtjmatortn H ii bHve1 tlmt the
sutne batidits were engaged in the two
furuier attempts. The operators on
these occasions were tsU, or looked
tall to the excited traiamea and intimi
dated passengers. The leader is sup
posed to be a character known in that
part f the country as Bronco Bill,
A Perfect Understanding.
From the Los Angeles Express.)
"Do you know," remarked an East
erner in the lobby of the Westminster
to a Los Angeles man, "I think you
mast have a pretty good police force in
Los Angeles. There is no gambling,
I am informed."
"Well," said the Los Angeles man,
the Chinese will play fan tan and the
poker joints manage to keep along in
side of the law, otherwise "
"Yes, but there are no real gambling
places with faro games, roulette wheels
and all that."
"No; none."
"You ought to see the state of things
in Chicago now. There is the most
perfect understanding between the
police and the gamblers. New York
in the palmiest days of Tammany was
no worse. Let me give you an example
of how the thing works one that
happens to have come directly under
my notice:
"I have a summer place in the north
ern part of Wisconsin on the lake, and
as we spend several months of the year
there I naturally make some little
acquaintance in the town. One day
not long ago on of the leading p'tircn
came Into my Chicago office in a great
state of agitation, and after reminding
me of his name and location, which I
had forgotten, he tumbled into a chair
and began to weep.
"Little by little the story came out.
He was a prominent member of a
certain church in this Wisconsin town
which had been saving up money for
several years to buy an organ. When
they had gotten $800 together, they
sent him down to Chicago with the
cash to negotiate for the instrument.
" 'I haven't drunk a drop since I
was a very young man,' said he between
his tears, 'but last night some men I
never saw before met me and persuaded
me to take something, and then they
got me into a big place where there
were all sorts of gambling machines,
and I played the money and lost every
cent. They gave me back $20 to get
home with and kicked me out.'
" 'Do you know ithere the place is?'
I inquired.
"He described one of the best known
gambling dens in the city and located
it exactly.
"I have a cousin, a young fellow,
who is not only a shrewd attorney but
also something of a politician. He
knows the ropes pretty, thoroughly. I
took my man to him, and 'he told his
story. Then we three went together
to the office of the hief of Police,
He was not in, but we saw one of the
captains. The man told his story all
over again.
"When he was done the captain
swung around in his chair and said to
an officer who stood near :
" 'Billy, go over to Tom's and get
this man's money back !'
"Billy disappeared and presently re
turned with his hands full of the 'long
" 'There's only $700.' said he. Thev
claim he had blowed in some before he
run up against 'em.'
"The countryman started to raise his
voice, bat my cousin stopped him. I
know where the other $S0 had gone
well enough, and so did .the captain,
who sat there with expectation written
all over his face.
"When we got outside the door, my
cousin counted out $600 to the stranger
and pocketed $100 as a fee for his
services. He'll get rich, that cousin of
mine, while the rest of us are looking
for a place to begin. Then he gave
him a letter of Introduction to an
organ factory where he was acquanted
and asked them to sell him a $600
organ and give him a bill of sale for
$800, which would put oar farming
friends all right with his constituency,
and wonnd up by reading him a lecture
on hypocrisy and warning him to keep
away from the evil ways of big cities.
"And that's the way we do business
in Chicago." L.
Sam Jones on Women.
"When God gives a man a wife and
six children he has done a great deal
for a fellow. Bnt when he gives him a
society woman and a poodle he has
thrown off on him. These society
women look upon children as nuis
ances, I have had some of the society
women shake hands with me ; I had as
soon shake a dead fish's tail. I
wouldn't give one of your sock-darning
woman for all the society women in
the country. Between cutting off the
top of their dress for ball room and
the bottom for the bicycle, these wo
men will soon have no clothes left. A
ipso W'cS to sn"if ty woman : 'I hope
I'll see more of you.' She said: 'Come
to the ball to-night.' Some people say
that jou shouldn't speak that way be
fore mixed audiences. You old sisters
wear high collars close around yonr
nooks that's modest and comely, but
deliver me from the society women
who button their collars around their
waists. You preachera don't talk that
way, do you? You talk about the
sweet bye and bye. Yon ought to talk
about the 'nasty now and then.' "
Cuba's Population.
There are or were before the
about 1,000,000 Cubans on the island,
200,000 Spaniards (which mean those
born in Spain), and less than half a
million of negroes and mixed blood.
The Cuban whites are of pare Spanish
blood, and, like the Sprniards, usually
dark ia complexion, but oftener light
or blond, so far as noticed, than the
Spaniards. The percentage of colored
to white has been steadily diminishing
for more than 60 years, and is now over
25 per cent of the total. In fact the
number of colored people have been ac
tually diminishing for nearly that
time. The Cuban farmer and laborer
is by nature peaceable, kindly, gay,
hospitable, light-hearted and improvi
dent. One thing that was new to me,
was to learn the superiority of the well
to-do Cuban over the Sponiard in the
matter of education. Among those in
good circumstances there is no doubt
that the Cuban is far superior in this
respect. They have been educated in
F"f1vjd, France or this country, wlii'e
the Spaniard has only such education
as bia own co untry furnished.
The colored people seem by nature
quits the equal, mentally and physi
cally, of the race in this country. Cer-
ainly, physically, they are by far the
larger nnd stronger race on the island.
There is little or no race prejudice,
and this has doubtless been greatly to
their advantage. '
Smatob Poctor.
Bob Burdette ia said to be the author
of this: "The good things of this world
are always the cheapest. Spring water
costs less than whisky ; a box of cigars
will buy two or three bibles ; a barrel
of brandy costs more than a barrel of
flour ; a full hand in poker often costs
a man more In thirty seconds than his
church subscription in three years. A
town election costs more than a re
vival of religion ; people sleep an hour
in church free, but a nap in a Pullman
car costs $1.50 to $2."
Some men try to polish their charac
ter with an exterior proparation but
their efforts generally meet with
Washihoton, March , 81. President
McKinley this morning received the
following telegram signed by fifty girl
students of the Chase art school of
New York : "To hell with diplomacy."
Private John Allen in a Swell Tavern.
From the Chicago Times-Herald.
John Allen of Mississippi, the wit of
the House, arrived at the Ponce de
Leon, St. Augustine, registered and
was assigned to a room. He had never
seen apartments so extravagantly fur
nished. Expensive oil paintings on
walls. The bedstead was of mahoga
ny and hand carved. Carpeting a half
foot thick covered the floor. There were
vases filled with flowers, velvet covered
chairs, lace curtains, beveled mirrors
and all the other appliances of modern
convenience and luxury.
John became alarmed, lie figured
it out the room would cost as much
per day as his salary as a congressman
would amount to in half a week. lie
called a bell-boy, gave him $2 and told
uira to quietly nna out, tne tariff on
that room. John didn't like to ask the
clerk himself. He was a big man, and
that would look little. The boy re
turned presently and informed the
guest that the price was $50 per day.
Allen went down stairs, laid down a
dime and called for a cigar. They
didn't sell anything but "two bit"
cigars. He put down a nickel on the
news stand and picked up a New York
paper. "Twenty cents more, please,"
said the clerk. He got a drink and ten
dered 15 cents. "Where have you
been stopping at the Windsor V asked
the barkeeper. "Drinks here are a
quarter." That settled it with Allen.
He went to his room, gathered his grips
and took them himself down stairs.
Then he called for his bill.
"Why, what is the matter, Mr. Allen?
We thought that you were going to
spend some time with us?" asked the
"Very sorry, replied Mr. Allen, "but
I have just received a telegram that
calls me away."
The the clerk reached out his hand to
tell him goodby.
"But the bill?" inquired Allen.
"There isn't any bill. You are the
guest of the manager, Mr. Seavy."
But Allen had to make the bluff
good, and he left on the evening
The Ohio Canal.
From the Yuma Sentinel.
Col. H. J. Cleveland and Judg-e
Holeomb returned from a trip to the
aiitt of the Ohio canal on last Monday,
and after a consultation with Mr. O.
Schetter, secretary and treasurer, and
other directors of the company, it was
decided to commence active work on
the canal at once. Mr. CO". McCarroll,
vice-president, and Geo. TJ. Holeomb,
General Manager of the company, will
start on Monday next for the scene of
future operation with a force of men
and teams and the work will be pushed
to completion as fast as men and
money will do it. Col. Cleveland, who
is president of the company, made his
first visit to the site last week and
tells us that it is a far more flattering
proposition than he was able to con
ceive of until he had examined the
ground for himself, and he assures us
that there will be no lull in the work
until water is actually on the fertile
lands of the Cibola valley.
How She Figured It.
From the Detroit Free Press.
"Orlando," she said, "I am afraid
you are getting tired of having me ask
yon for money?"
'Well, you see," he answered, "I
have a good deal of expense to meet
just at this time of the year, and it
does seem once in a while that women
don't inr.ke euough allowance for that
sort of thing,"
"Well," she answered, "I've thought
of a way that will fix it all verv
"What is it?"
"Whenever you go to the barber
shop and the boy brushes you off, you
give him a dime, don't you ?"
"And when you go away from home
at a hotel and a boy brings ice water
yon give him a dime, don't you ?"
"And a mixed drink costs 15 cents?"
"Of course."
"Well, you've often said that women
have no head for arithmetic, but I am
going to convince you to the contrary.
I am going to learn to make your fa
vorite mixed drinks. That'll be 15
cents a day. Then I'll bring you ice
water in the morning. That'll be 10
cents. And then I'll brush your clothes
off with a whisk broom, and that'll be
10 cents more. There's 35 cents per day.
I've figured it all out on this little
piece of paper. Three hundred and
sixty-five days in a year that's 3G5
times 33, which makes $127.75. If you
will give me that without my asking
for it, just as you do the bell-boy and
the bartender, I can put it with my
regular house-keeping allowance and
, manage to get along much better.
the food pare,
wholesome aad deUcioas.
Ta at
stssoliifciy pur
Three Hundred People Meet a Wa-'
tery Grave by the Breaking
of a Levee.
The Village of Shawneetown, Indiana,
Inundated Governor Tanner and
Congress Appealed To.
Evaksvii-le, Ind., April 4. By the'
breaking of a levee at Shawneetown
that village and surrounding country
was inundated last night. There was'
a terrible loss of life and immense de
struction of property, but all the tele
phone and telegraph wires being down"
few particulars are obtainable.
It is said the town is absolutely de
stroyed and that there is not enouerh
food in the town for one meal. Three
hundred people are drowned. All the
goods in the city are lost and the situ- '
ation is distressing in the extreme.
I his city sent two steamboat loads of"
provisions last night.'
Mayor Carney of Shawneetown ap
pealed to Congress for aid this morn
ing for the destitute.
Ridoewat, Til,, April 4. The Snaw-'
neetown horror grows hourly. It is"
estimated thin luorcing by the mayor
that 500 lives were lost. .
Sprin&fikld, Ills., April 4. Gover-"
nor lanner has received the following
message regarding the Sbavmeetown '
disaster :
'Carmi, Ills., April 4. Gov. Tanner :;
Mr. Geo. Goetzman, a reliable mer-'
chant of Shawneetown, just now con
firms the reports of the levee breaking
last night. He says the mayor sent him"
to the nearest point of communication"
to get a message to you to send tents,
provisions and burial caskets immedi
ately via East St. Louis and Infield,"-
where the train from Bidgeway will be
"Goetzman says the scene is worse
than Johnstown. Fonr hundred are
estimated as drowned and all property
is lost and the remaining people are on
tne levee and house tops. Rain adds
to the distress. Answer me here and I
will communicate by telephone.
"(Signed) John M. Cbedbs;
"President White Co. Telephone Co."
Governor Tanner replied : "I au
thorize you to draw upon me for $3,000:
I have issued a proclamation appealing
to the public for the relief of the flood
sufferers. Am preparing to send a
train with tents to shelter and accom
modate 1,000 people; 300 blankets and
1,100 emergency rations.
"J. R. Tanner Governor."'
Mark Hanna censures the American
people, or rather those of them who
ercescHed over the Maine disaster,
for "talking war." He declares that
"not one in 500 has a dollar at stake,"
This seems to be Mr. Hanua's only
point of view nf this sub'sot. II,
pears to hold that an American must
have dollars first and patriotism after
ward. It would not do f,r tl, ..,,.
m . .. . ; jr
umcers wno racruit the men to go to
vuo irons to loliow this theory. Of the
men whe would protect Hanna's dol
lars in time of war, probably "not one
in 600 would have a dollar at stake."
But they would have lives at Btake.
Wheeling Register.
"Johnnie," said a Chicago mother to
her six-year old son, "is it possible
that I overheard you teaching the par
rot to swear?"
"No, mamma," replied Johnnie; "I
was just telling it what it mustn't
A Lady
tried Schilling's Best tea and
did not like it.
She tried it again and
made it according to direc
tions. It's her only tea now.

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