Arizona Weekly Enterprise
FLORENCE, SATURDAY, DEC. 17, '81
Arrival nud Urpnrtar of yiallu.
KiMtsra Ml California Mail airivrs at 11.30 a.
m.. and eoin nt 2:30 p. m.
riaal, Ulob and Silv.r Kintr Mail arrivM at
IS m., anil tluutt at 12:15 p. iu.
Ofncs Horns rutn9a. m., to 1 b. uj. ;
tma 1:30 p. m. , to ftp. in., and from 6 p. in.,
U7 p. m. BumUvi tiwu 11 a. m. to 3 p. m.
Four bars of bullion cam down from
Attorney Horace L. Smith went to
Pliocnix this week on law businsss.
Twenty-two bar of bullion chiiio down
from the Silver Kintf this week. This
mino is properly named.
The Lotus club gave one of their enjoy
b!e dances at the Silver Kins; school
house Wednesday night.
The Silver Kiiv; p aid another dividend
of 25 cents per share on the loth inst.
Total dividend to dato, fcS'JD.OOO.
Charlie Miles, of Mineral Hill, is con
fined to his bed by rheumatism. We hope
his sickness will be of short duration.
We wsre made the recipient of a pleas
ant call this week from Mr. W. W. Hamp
ton and Mr. G. A. Francis, vf Bellaire.
Mr. N. B. Witt, one of the old Mineral
Hill prospectors, left, for Centorrillo,
Fresno Co., Ca!., being called home by
sickne.it in his family.
Jud'e W. H. Runson in working. tho
Clack Diamond mine, near Silver Kitijj,
with good results. The claim makes a
good showing of ore.
There will probably be another change
in the proprietorship of the Casa Grande
hotel soon. Two parties from Pinal and
one from Tucson are negotiating for it.
'lickets for the grand holiday ball to be
given at the Court house Christmas ere
are selling lively. Enough have been
sold already to insure the success of the
Postmaster Guild sent to Washington,
this week, some rich-looking ore from the
Atlantic mine, Old Hat district. The
owners of tho proper y are located at the
Some new discoveries have been made
in the Rogers district and are said to give
promise of becoming valuable proparties.
We have not been able to lcam the par
Peter Sche(Tl came down fvm Mineral
Hill Thursday, havinr completed all his
assessment work for this year. He will
continue to delve in the earth in tlmt lo
For choice Christmas presents see the
stock of P. Yount', Silver King, 'consist
ing of novelties, albums, frames, illus
trated books of poems, pictures, fancy
Our friend, W. L. Ilailey, came down
from Pinal Thursday, on a business trip.
He will probably become a resident of the
prettiest town in the Territory, the other
name of which is Florence, soon.
The pupils now attending the male
school nunilvor seventy. One teacher
cannot uianago successfully a school of
that si?.e, hence it should bo graded and
an assistant teacher employed.
Mr. J. M. Olvanr, foreman at the Cholla
group of mines, paid us a' pleasant call
this morning. He says the horn silver
strike in the Wedge is one of the richest
that has beon made in the district.
We had the pleaauro of a visit this week
from Mr. P. Lawson, of Silver King. He
was located at Virginia City in the palmy
days of the Comstock, and recites many
entertaining reminiscences of early life iu
Work was resumed at the Chief mine,
Thursday, and the shaft will be driven
down to a depth of fifty feet with all
speed possible. This is a promising piece
of property, and we shall expect a fine
showing in the new shaft.
Major Sisson and Mr. Wade loft for
Globe Thursday. The Mjor, in compa
ny with Recorder Divine, is negotiating
for a bond on some valuable tnininar prop
erty located in this county. We shall
give particulars next week.
Hiuson Thomas has been appointed
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors vice
Horace L. Smith, resigned. Hinson is
fully qualified for the position and will do
justice to it. We congratulato both him
and the Board upon the appointment.
Mr. Ed. Lanoue, son-in-law to Mr"
Reiny, arrived here from Pinal Thuesday,
with the intention of making Florence his
permanent home. Mrs. Lanoue and her
little daughter, Mamie, will arrive in a
few days. Wo are glad to welcome them
back to Florence.
The President has appointed Mr. C. D.
Henry postmaster of Cottonwood jost
office, Mineral Hill. The establishment
of this new office w ill be a great eonven
innce to the miners and prospector of
that district and Mr. Honry will make an
Under-Sheriff Whiteside returned from
Stockton, Cal., Monday. He delivered
his charge, S. O. Gorham,- to the asylum
authorities "in good order and condition."
He was compelled to iron the unfortunate
at Los Angeles, as he stubbornly refused
to leave the City of the Angels.
Thos. McLellan started for the Silver
Bell districts, Monday, for the purpose
of oponing up the Calidonia copper claim.
He took with hirn a full kit of mining
tools, a complete blacksmith outfit, and
two men to ansist in the work at the mine.
He will not return till after Christmas.
The instruments and a portion of the
poles for the Florence and Silver King
telegraph line hare arrived, and Mr.
Mason is making arrangement to
tart the work of building the line. La
bor is scarce, ami he is experiencing some
difficulty in yetting mm tn do the work.
Messrs. Taft and Beach have made a
good strike in their claim which lies about
one mile north of the Silver King. It
consists of a twelve-inch streak of high
grade mineral, and will probably widen as
they do down. The ledge is five feet, be
tween the walls and carries more or less
mineral all the way across.
The Pinal Consolidated Mining Compa
ny have two million pounds of freight ly
ing at San Francisco, awaiting the com
pletion of their road from the river to the
mine. It includes the machinery for
their reduction and hoisting works, and
they will commence to ship it about the
first of the new year.
Another strike of good ore has been
made in the Hudson mine, located one
mile south of Silver King. It is the prop
erty of a Now York company, and is un
der themanagementof Mr. Stoughtenburg,
superintendent of the Silver Queen. The
latter mine is turning out a large amount
of good ore and is rapidly growing in pub
The Pinal Consolidated Mining and
Milling Company have laid out a town
site on the river, where their smelter is
to be erected, and have given the new
camp the appropriate name of Butte City.
It lies about fifteen miles above-Florence.
Score one more for the Gila valley, the
most beautiful and fertile belt of country
within the confines of the Territory.
Charlie Beckwith paid Mineral Hill a
visit this week, and took a careful look at
the Alice, and like every other practical
miner who has examined this property,
pronounces it a "big mine." The opin
ion of practical men are of far more value
than the high-flown statements of theoret
ical experts who possess only a superficial
knowledge f geology and metallurgy.
Tli loi"er connectad with Pat Hol
land's threshing machine, sprung a leak
tho other day, and the escaping steam
made such a terrific noise that the men
around the machine imagined an explo
sion was occurring and took to their heels
instanter. One of the number, a Papago
Indian, has not been heard of ince, and
the supposition is that he is still running.
Little Georgia Louise Dempsey, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Win. Dempey, of
Montezuma, died last Tuesday, and was
interred at Florence yesterday. She was
only eighteen months old and a bright pre
cocious child. The untimely blighting of
this fair young blossom will touch with
sorrow many hearts, and the entire com
munity will join the Entebfrise in ex
tending the sorrowing parents a heartfslt
sympathy ' .
New hoisting works are building at the
Bilk mine, over the shaft which the com
pany propose to sink three hundred feet
as fast as muscle and giant powder can
drive it down. The Bilk is the first west
extension of the Silver King. The work
is under the superintendence of Mr. Ham
mond, a gentleman who thoroughly un
derstands the mining business. We knew
him at Silver Clilf, Colorado, where his
standing a a mining man and gentleman
Mr. Wheeler, one of the parties inter
ested in the sale of the Goodenough claim,
Pioneer district, passed through here Sat
urday, on his way east, for a brief visit
among old-time friends. He stated that
Mr. Coover, who negotiated the sale of
the Goodenough, and was instrumental iu
organizing the company, to which the
property belongs, had been appointed su
perintedent, and would arrive here soon
with sufficient money to thoroughly de
velop the mine.
The first of a series of letters on min
ing and mining laws in Mexico, written
for the E.STKRPitisa by.Mr. Wm. Jen
nings, nppear in this issue. Mr. Jen
nings mined in Mexico for a period of
twenty-five years -and made a special study
of their system of mining and mining
law. He i therefore qualified to give
correct and complete information on this
subject, and his articles will be of inter
est and value to the large number of
American capitalists who are taking an
interest in Mexican mines.
A bon-bon party will be given at Silver
King, on the evening of Dec. 20th. It is
to be gotten "up by the trustee of the
school district, and the proceeds will be
used towards defraying the expense of
finishing the school house. The tickets,
entitling the holder to supper and admis
sion to the ball, will be old at $3 each.
All Florentines are cordially invited, and
knowing the hospitality and sociability of
the King people, we can assure our friend
that they could not go to a better place to
spend a pleasant evening.
Mr. John Torre, of Eureka, Nevada,
was here this week and under the guid
ance of Mr. J. J. Stewart, made a trip up
the river as far as Riverside. The object
of his journey wa to ascertain the amount
of timber- along the river suitable for
burning charcoal. He found an abund
ance of the kind of timber necessary for
that purpose, and has returned to San
Francisco to make a contract with the
Tinal Consolidated Company .to supply
their smelter with charcoal. He is an
expert at the business, having been en
gaged in it for years at Eureka.
We were pleased to receive a call this
week from Mr. Thos. B. Fish, of Mineral
Hill. His business here wa to close the
sale of a third-interest in the Rialto and
to pay over the money for the same to
Mr. Peabody. Mr. Fish was one of the
first prospectors to enter the Mineral Hill
district. After making several locations,
he traveled all over the Territory, but r
turned to hi first love with the belief that
it wa the best dUtrict to be found. Since
then he ha camped under the ahadow f f
Mineral Hill and mean to remain there
till it bullion output shall have proven
the correctness of his opinion.
Six able-bodied young gentlemen, fron
Iowa, arrived here Wednesday, and will
drive their stake at Florence. They are
acquaintances of Mr.' Aaron Mason"an:l
he hai given them employment on tie
Florence and Silver King telegraph line
now building. W give them cordisl
welcome. Pinal county has room for a',1
the sterling young men the States ess
ifTid lir. But if mr iinmierat ion ton
tiuuca to be exclusively masculine, we
shall have to make a requisition upon the
east for a fow of her marriageable daugh
ter. The rustle of skirts is very seldom
We received a pleasant visit, Friday,
from Mr. Nelson, a San Francisco mining
expert, who is here to examine the Alice
mine, at Mineral Hill, in the interest of
Philadelphia capitalists. He is a man of
cool judgment and does not express hasty
opinions. Ho says no man can examine
a mine in a day and give a reliable report
of it; therefore he propose to spend a
week in his examination of the Alice. We
are glad to see experts of this character
visit Mineral Hill. Her mines will bear
careful investigation, and we have noth
ing to fear from reports made by men who
examine our properties in that way.
Mr. F. W. Peabody, of San Tedro, was
in town this week and gave good report of
the mines in th.tt district. He has charge
of the Waltson and several other valuable
properties in that district. He antici
pates a speedy resumption of work on the
former claim. It is owned by a company
financially strong, and feeling encouraged
by the present splendid showing in tho
mine, they purpose spending a large sum
of money in exploration of the lodge.
There is but little doubt as to the result
proving satisfactory. At any rate, we
commend the wisdom of the company in
deciding to ascertain as near as possible
the exact capabilities of their property,
before incurring the expense of erecting a
mill. It is the only safe and sensible
course for a mining company to pursue.
The Silver Queen, which we mentioned
last week as having been bonded to Tuc
on parties for $50,000, i probably sold,
but we have not received definite infor
mation to that effect. Mr. Peabody ex
pected that the final consummation of the
sale would occur on Tuesday. The Tuc
son parties were negotiating the purchase
for some Illinois capitalists. The outlook
in the San Pedro district is hopeful, and
once the boom tarts it will be perma
nent. That section possesses the double ad
vantage of being a mining and an agricul
tural district. Either of these interests
is sufficiently strong to insure it a pros
perous future, and the two combined will
make it a booming country.
Charlio Rapp returned Thursday from
his stock ranch on the upper Gila. His
ranch is located near the famous O'Brien
and San Carlo copper mines, recently
sold by Wm. Tweed and partner to New
York parties for 5150,000. Charlie is
enthusiastic over these mines. There are
four claims located in a square, and show
a solid deposit 1,200 feet wide. The com
pany has taken up a mill-site on the river,
and Wm. Tweed and Judge Bush have
laid out a town-site at the same point.
The coal field lie only seven miles be
yond this. A wagon-road is now build
ing from the mouth of the San Pedro to
the mines, a distance of eleven miles up
the Gila. Judge Bush and Mr. Tweed
have five other claims in the same vicinity
upon which they are now working, and
lively times are anticipated when the com
pany commence active operations at the
O'Brien and San Carlos group. There is
some doubt as to whether this valuable
property lies on the reservation, iu Gila,
or in Pinal county, and it will probably
take a survey of the county and reserva
tion lines to settle the question. The
Saddle Mountain district lies'but a short
distance farther up the river and is in
this county. Some large sales of property
in the latter district are on the point of
consummation, and there are strong indi
cations of an early boom in that quarter.
When all the districts in that section open
up, they will add largely to the mine value
of the smallest and best county in the
Territory, viz: Pinal.
Just out of pawn-an elegant nine
stone cluster diamond ring, worth $140,
can be bought for 70. Uncle Harris,
221 Kearny street, San Francisco.
Xotioe to Creditor.
Estate of B. W. Reagan, deceased.
Notice is hereby given by the under
signed, administrator of the estate of B.
W. Reagan, deceased, to the creditors of,
and all persons having claims against the
said deceased, to exhibit them with the
neceusary vouchers, within ten months af
ter the first publication of this notice, to
the said administrator, at his office in the
court-house in the town of Florence, in
the county of Pinal, A. T.
P. R. Brady,
Administrator of the estate of B. W.
Reagan, deceased. 31-4t
Territory of Arizona, Cocnty or Pi
Sal, in Probate Cocrt.
In the matter of the estate of Fordyce
Phelps, deceased, notice for publica
tion of time appointod for proving will,
Pursuant to an order of said court,
made on the 3d day of December, 1881,
notice is hereby given that Monday, the
2d day of January, 1882, at 10 o'clock,
a. m. , of said day, at the cotirt room of
said court, at the town of Florence, inhe
said county of Pinal, has been appointed
as the time and place for proving the will
of said Fordyce Phelps, deceased, and for
hearing the application of Aaron Mason
for the issuance to him of letters testa
mentary, when and where any person in
terested may appear and contest the same.
G. L. Wrattex,
Probate Jud?e and ex-officio Clerk.
Dated December 3d, A. D., 1881. 3C
FANCY STORE ID MS DEPOT
SILVER ktn-q, A. T.
KEEFS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A CHOICE ASSORTMENT OF FANCY GOODS
Zephyrs, Silk Floss, Card Boards, Mottoes, Beads, Silk Ties,
Scarfs, Euclies, Lace Ties, Handkerchiefs, etc,
Also Books, Stationery, Periodicals, Pipes,
This camp has arisen to the ditrnity of
one store, three saloons and a first-class
boarding house, the hitter under the man
agement of Messrs. Hampton and Farrell.
The aro about sixty men at work in and
around the camp, and the number is stead
ily increasing. It is located at the Silver
Belle Quartz, and eight miles above Min
eral Hill and in the same mineral belt.
The Tinal Consolidated Mining Com
pany will petition for the establishment
of a postdfiice at thiscamp soon.
Mr. Linkton, general manager of the
company, was here Thursday, making ar
rangements for having the company's
freight hauled in from Casa Grande.
Allen Whitlow has been awarded the
coatract for hauling the ore from the
mine to the reduction works on the. river.
The company's new road from the river
to the mine has been completed to a point
within a mile of the former. v
The Cliff mine, located near the Silver
Belle Quartz and owned by Messrs. Hamp
ton, Farrell and Mover, is showing up
well. An open cut, ten feet deep, ha
been made across the ledge and uncovers
a fine body of galena, carbonate and red
oxide of copper, twenty fset in width.
The Columbus, owned by the same par
ties and lying in juxtaposition to the
ClilT, is also showing up well.
The Martinez, the property of Mr.
Linkton and some San Francisco parties,
is steadily improving. A winze has been
sunk in the tunnel to a depth of 50 feet,
making a total depth of eighty feet from
the surface. It show a strong vein of
galena running well in silver. The work
of development will be continued till the
mine is thoroughly explored.
Specie Faying Strike.
Minxhax. Hill, Dec. 16, 1881.
E editor Enterprise: I send you here
with samples of ore from the new strike
in the Specie Paying mine. The samples
are an average of four feet. The lode at
the place where they were taken out is
over 30 feet wide but has been cut into
only a distance of four feet. The strike
was made on the north end of the claim,
about 200 feet from the south end of the
Alice. It is impossible at present to form
a correct idea of the value of the find,
but I am satisfied that it is one of the
most valuable strikes that has been made
in the county. The ore will mill at least
880 per ton without assorting, and work
up to 00 per cent by ordinary milling pro
cess. Very truly yours, T. B. F.
The samples referred to in the above
communication are flaked with horn silver
and can be seen by calling at this office.
The Jessie lieu ton.
A rich strike was made, Wednesday,
in the new shaft on the west end of the
Jessie Benton, at a depth of forty feet.
It consists of a twelvo-inch streak of solid
black sulphurets, averaging $500 to the
ton iu silver. At the old shaft a similar
strike was made in tho 125-foot level.
The ore in tho new strike shows native
silver in no inconsiderable amount. Mr.
Isaac D. Smith came in from the mine
yesterday and brought us a beautiful
specimen of the ore in the new shaft. It
must be seen to be properly appreciated.
Furnished hj Jno. J. Device,
For the week ending December 15, 1881:
Baker Brand, Casa Grande district B.
Brand, A. H. Parker.
Sawagge, Mineral district W. Schoen
eberg. Moulton, 1 m S Willow Spring A. N.
Dorsey, P. H. Moulton.
- Silver Reath, Pioneer district B. Har
ris. Total Last Chance, m SE Seven Cot
tonwood J. J. Fraser, J. T. Harrington,
W. E. Miller.
David Milliken, jr., to Chester Mining
Co., Good Will, Capatan No. 2, Canyon
de Oro district; $100.
George Seitz to P. Heitzelman, J Gaily,
Casa Grande district; $1.
M. N. Tharsing to T. A. Cochrane,
Bodie, Pioneer district ; $1.
W. Schoencbere to W. F. Kurth and
J. O. Fischer, $ Mescal, i Spring, Min
eral Creek district; $200.
A. D. Brewster to Will A. Henry, J
Lelo, Halstead district; 000.
BcnVanVlack to G. L. Wratten, J
Mohawk, Pioneer district; $5.
Geo. DeLong to J. D. Baker, J Derby,
1 London, Pioneer district f $25.
J. S. Walston to' Thos. B. Fish, J Ri
alto, Mineral Hill District; $700.
Thos. B. Fish to K. McKenzie and J.
J. Fraser, J Rialto, Mineral Hill dis
trict; f 1,200.
Power of attorney J. S. Walston to
F. W. Peabody, special.
Extension of bond Mat Cavaness, Irene
W. Beesley, James Dillabaw to Wm. P.
Miller, 65 additional days on Alice mine.
Chance for DMstas Turkeys
A raffle for live Turkey will be held
at the Silver King Hotel on Christmas
Eve. Term and manner of the raffle
will be arranged by those holding chance.
For further particulars inquire at the
Calls particular attention to Ms large
For Minert, Prospectors, Farmers, Teamsters, Families, and Indeed
EZSZOHTsTG-E IDOTTGKE3lT .ZsTID SOLD.
LEVI STRAUSS 5 CO.,
oreigm Domestic Dry goods
Hoisery, Gents' Mi LaJies' Underwear & GIotMng,
14 4 16 BATTERY ST.,
SOLS PROPRIETORS AND
Pinal County Bank
E. W. HOPK.IN8, Prbmbsxt, AARON MASON, Vicb-Pjuwidbkt,
A. VENTON, Cashier.
Until the completion of the bank building, the business of this Bank
will be conducted in the office of the Silver King Mining
Company, at Pinal.
San Francisco Correspondent, The Anglo-California 3ank, Limited.
W. C. SMITH.
SMITH 5s WATZLAVZICK,
FORWARDING & COMMISSION MERCHANTS
Casa Grande, A. T.
WE GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO CONSIGNMENTS IN OUR UARE-8.
MARK GOODS "CARE OF S. & W., CASA GRANDE, A. T."
WILL CONTRACT FOR FORWARDING MACHIN
ERY AT THE LOWEST RATES.
HAVE HLWAYS ON HAND'S
! j Clioped Feed, Potatoes, ; I
AND EVERY THING NEEDED BY THE :
Miners and Prospectors.
OUR FLORENCE HOUSE
WILL BE FOUND A LARGE STOCK OF
General Merchandise, Gr&GGries, Crockery,
Produce, Tobacco, Cigars, Grain and Flour.
WE KEEP ONLY A CHOICE VRTICLE OF GOODS AND SELL AS LOW AS
SAN FRANCJSCO, CALIFORNIA.
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Manufactors of 3 IE jBl.
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P.O. BOX 1629.
C. H. BECKWITH, Proprietor.
' HOW UNDER ONE
mm mm mmi m$m
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Florence, Pinal County' A. T.
FINEST MD LAEBEST DUMB ROOM IN THE COUNTY,
Lady Attendants! Board Floors! Best Meals this Side
of San Francisco!
The Eooms sf these Eeteh Mre bees
THOROUGHLY AND EVERYTHING WILL BE COMFORTABLE FOR QUESTS.
All we ask is Give us a, Trial!
Every Thing is New and Clean in the House.
CHAS. RAFF, Proprietor.
RAPP SETS BEFORE HIS CUSTOMERS THAT THAT WILL GIVE THEM
SATISFACTION. PLAIN AND MIXED DRINKS IN EVERY STYLE.
JSBy Btrictly attending to business I hope to merit a continuation of the libersJ
patronage wnich I have received in the past, and am confident of giving sat- ,
siaction to all gentlemen who may favor ma with their patronage.
Elegant Club and Reading Room
IN CONNECTION WITH THE BAR.
HE KEEPS HIS EAR SUPPLIED WITH THE BFST'
est Brands-Liquors Cigars
E W 'PALMER $
wm mm m m
ain Steet, Florence
Plere will be Eoiiiid the Very Beni
s, Liquors and Cigars?
MIXED , DRINKS A SPECIALTY.
9"The motto of this house is that pure liquors are more profitable in the lonj
run than cheap adulteration for. though they cost more than the latter, they drvr
custom and retain it. 'Jfl-tf
San Fraiicico, Cal.-.
CO. LEWIS, Manager.
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