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Fourth Street, between Premont andAllen
Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona.
.One of the members of the Board
' of Supervisors remarked in the room
on Tuesday last that Mr. EnglishVhad
- the best of the argument all the way
through, but that he should votlto.
grant the petition. Comment is fch
' necessary. n
The Epitaph has been laboring un-
der the impression that this disincor
poration business was merely a little
family quarrel, and that politics cut
no figure. But, judging from the
names we have heard mentioned Jor
the various offices under the proposed
new government, there would appear
to be a mistake out somewhere. How
do the Democratic members of the
citizens committee relish the idea of
having only Republicans picked out
for officers?
By courtesy of Hon. M. A. Smith
we are in receipt of his argument be
fore the Committee on Territories in
favor of the admission of Arizona as a
State. Mr. Smith has been an advo
cate of statehood ever since the agita-
" tion began, and his effort before the
committee ought to have convinced
them that Arizona is equally prepared
with Idaho and Wyoming to conduct
her own affairs. But from the action
of the committee, it is evident that
Mr. Smith's argument fell on preju
diced and unresponsive ears, and we
will have to wait until the next Con
gress. '
The fight over the division of Yava
pai and Apache and the creation of a
new county has already commenced
in the newspaper of the counties men
tioned. Unless the citizens of that
section can come to an understanding
it will doubtless be carried into the
legislature next winter, the acrimo
nious contest of last session be re-enacted
and be productive of all sorts of
trades and jobs. In the. interest of
good, legislation the Epitaph hopes
that the people of that section will
settle their differences at the polls and
come before the legislature with a
friendly agreement concerning the
prooosed division.
Delegate Smith has secured favor
able consideration of the bill allowing
Arizona a fourth judge and providing
that the Chief Justice shall redistrict
the Territory, subject to revision by
the legislature. The passage of this
bill would be of great benefit to Ari
zona and more especially to Tomb
stone. By the t appointment of a
fourth judge it is more than probable
that Cochise and Graham would be
erected into a district, with the resi
dence of the judge fixed at Tomb
stone, where would be held sessions of
the United States Court, which would
benefit Tombstone annually many
thousands of dollars.
The Phenix Gazette, in its wrath
over the decision of the Supreme
Court in the mandamus case of Su
perintendent Cheyney, is not content
with vilifying the Supreme Judges,
but goes entirely outside the question
and vents its surplus spleen by stig
matizing the irrigating canal of the
Florence company as a "dry ditch,"
and thus misrepresents and attempts
to injure a section of our Territoiy
that has a great future before it and
is rapidly coming to the front. It is
an ill bird that fouls its own nest, and
the action of the Gazette in thus al
lowing its political bias to so warp its
sense of justice as to causelessly slan
der a company and' community that
are expending large sums of money
to develop Arizona's resources cannot
be too strongly condemned. .
A few days since, in the light of
the recent decision of the Supreme
Court, Auditor Hughes went to Phe
nix and demanded the surrender by
ex-Auditor Meador of the books and
records of the Auditor's office, but the
latter refused to. give them up. It is
passing strange that this Democratic
holdover should persist in his mis
guided course. By their actions these
officials have gained neither profit nor
honor, have succeeded in gaining the
contempt of all right minded citizens
and disarranged the business affairs of
the Territory. It may be that these
Democrats thought that by adopting
such a course they would advance the
interests of their party, but they have
wofully blundered, and by persisting
in such a course they are engaged in
the manufacture of a large Republican
majority, which will be apparent next
fall. But, again, there may be some
other reason for not wishing fo let go
Little Steve didn't want to let go,
neither did "Major" Smith. '
The Idaho admission bill has passed
the House.
The Board of Supervisors met last
Tuesday to consider the petition for
an election to do away with our pres
ent form of city government. Shortly
after the meeting had been called to
order it became evident that every
thing had been cut and dried before
hand. The people who are opposed to
the movement, for all the good it did
them, might as well have staid away.
Mr. English, who represented those
opposed to the measure, offered to
prove to the Board of Supervisors by
the city assessment roll of last year
that the petition did not contain a suf
ficient number of names, but the
Board declined to hear any tes
timony on the subject, taking the un
supported statements of the commit
tee as facts. Messrs. White and Mont
gomery stated in substance that, law
or no law, they were in favor of grant
ing the petition. This action of the
Board is only in line with the course
they have pursued ever since they
took office. Breaking a law more or
less makes no difi'erence to them.
Writ ten for the Epitaph.
James William Van Arsdale let no one deride
Had been reading the story of Jekyll and Hyde,
Till he traced a resemblance deny it who can
In himself to that duM-yet singular man.
Being a bank cashier, Van found it best
To become a church member along with. the
'And in this calm retreat of his various names,
To the brethren and sisters he figured as James
But, alas, for our natuie! Full oft on the sly
Van Arsdale was given to games that are high;
To poker. Veuve Cliquot whatever you will
And amongst his boon comrades he answered to
Now I ames being pledged to the temperance
And Bill to the Democrat idea of laws,
When election day's issue had finally come.
They paired off together and spent it at home.
The landlady said, when Van's board bill was
Tho he paid for but one he ate plenty for two
Sometimes " Widow Cliquot " his nerves would
And if he saw double I'm sure 'twas not strange!
But all these were tiifles, forgivable sins,
For Cupid's the culptit when trouble begins. "
Jamea' fiance, Nelly, had cardinal locks
And a nice little fortune in government stocks;
While Bill's dainty sweetheart had plenty of go,
And was no more nor less' than the " Widow
James married his heiress, but found, in dismay,
That Bill still kept up his old bachelor way.
One day came a letter to Bill, from a friend,
Saying: "Come down to-night; for the old
crowd intend
To have a good time-like we used to you
And-we've got your old favorite, "Widow
A struggle: Bill conquered; and .Veil got a
" Detained at the office," the conquered one
Next morning at daylight Van, trying to see
Which one of the keyholes would yield to his
Was surprised by a threatening whisper and
"You brute! Tell me. quick who's that
'Widow Cliquot?'"
In vain Van was eloquent, proving, in fine,
That the fair "Widow Cliquot" was notaing
bat wine.
Behold James reduced to the meekest of states,
And Bill crushed to earth by his curtain debates.
To temperance lectures he nightly must go,
With naught but the memory of " Widow
Florence E. Pratt.
Perhaps the readers, of the EPITAPH
would like to know in what respect
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is better
than any other. We will tell you.
When this Remedy is taken as directed,
as soon as a cold has been contracted,
and before it has become settled in the
system, it will counteract the effect of
the cold and greatly lessen its severity
if not effectually cu'e the cold in two
days time, and it is the only remedy that
will do this. It acts in perfect harmony
with nature and aids nature in relieving
the lungs, opening the secretions, lique
fying the mucus and causing its expul
sion from the air cells of the lungs and
restoring the system to a strong and
healthy condition. No other remedy in
the market possesses these remarkable
properties. No other will cure a cold 'as
quickly or leave the system in as seund
a condition. 50 cent and one ud.1
bottles for sale by H. J. Peto.
Waked Dp Effectually.
A lethargic, dormant condition ot the
liver is hardly to be overcome with dras
tic cathartics and nauseous cholagogues.
A gentler. Dleaianter and far more efTV-rt-
ive means exists of arousing the organ
when somnolent. I Ins is Hostetters
Stomach Bitters, vouched for hv the
medical fraternity, tested by the public
mr many years, a resumption by the
biliary organ of its secretive function,
with the activity attendant unnn hpalih
a return to regularity of the bowels, and
a renewal ot digestion, are the no less
nappy ana certain results of using the
Bitters svstematicillv. Its I.iYutivp f.
feet is never painful and drenching, its
tendency being rather to perpetuate reg
ularity than to produce a copious action.
Malaria, nervousness, dehilitv Uidnpv
troubles and neuralgia it subdues effect-
in uy.
Mrs. Winsloiv's Soothi
children teething, is the prescription of
one of the best female nurses and phy
sicians in the United States and has
been used for over forty years with never
failing success by millions of .mothers for
their children. During the process 01
teething its value is incalcuable. It
levea the child of pain, cures dysentery
a d diarrhoea. griping in the bowels, and
vi nd colic. By piviner health to the
hild'it gives rest to the mother. Price
52 cents a bottle. ' jan26-iy
A Resume f What Is Being Done in the Differ
ent Sections of Arizona.
f. H. Campbell is in San Francisco
buying hoisting machinery for the
Flores mine.
John Thomas is taking out some
fine ore from his claim on Stockton
Hill. The ore carries a high percent
age of copper.
David Southwick has a lot of ore
here from his Music mountains mine.
Some of it is rich and some of it is
not so rich.
Superintendent. Conard reports that
work on the Little Boy mine is pro
gressing finely and a connection with
the new tunnel will soon he made.
M. 1). Howell has purchased an one
half intere-jt in the Brown mine on
Stockton Hill, and he has six men at
work prospecling that property.
A. Fisher brought in six tons of rich
gold ore from Music mountains, Fri
day. Some of the ore is alive with
free gold and will assay way up in the
Chas. E. Sherman has commenced
work on another claim near Mineral
Park; which he expects will some day
bring him more money than did the
Queen Bee.
Lynch and Larkin have three men
working on the Little Man. The ore
from this property is lead and carries
considerable silver, and is just what
they want for mixing purposes at the
Arizona. Sampling Works.
E. Ellibee has located a salt mine
near the mouth of Wallapai wash and
within a short distance of Ganns
spring. Samples of salt, taken while
prospecting the find are of fine qual
ity, and the deposit is believed to be
a large one.
W. G. Campbell has obtained a bond
on the Oro Plata and Mariposa mines
in Todd Basin, and he will in a few
weeks put up a plant to work the ore
from these mines. The .work of level
ing the ground for the placing of the
machinery will be begun next week.
Mr. Lawrence, of Ivanpah, was in
Kingman this week with a lot of high
grade ore from that district, which he
had worked at the Kingman Sampling
Works. He reports but little doing in
that camp, as but few of the mines
are being worked on account of the
great cost of getting the ore to the
M. D. Howell returned last Saturday
from a trip to El Dorado Canon. While
there he took a bond on some valua
ble prospects, and will shortly develop
them. He is well pleased with the
mines in that section and particularly
with the properties of the Southwest
ern mining company, which are at
present paying handsomely. With
better shipping facilities a good camp
would soon be made there.
Messrs. Welsh and Porter, of the 0.
K. mining company, of Kansas City,
were in Kingman this week fitting up
a buckboard for a trip to the Gold
Basin district. The 0. K. is having
the water pipe for the pfpe line hauled,
two loads having already been sent
out. The O. K. has purchased all the
buildings, tools and machinery of tlie
Monarch, or old Golden Gate company,
both at the mill and mine. TI103' ex
pect to have the-pipe lino laid and the
mill movedfrom the river to a point
eighteen miles up the Wallapai valley
and in running order by the first of
June. They propose to push things
at a lively rate. Mohave Miner.
Mr. J. W. Haskiit, of Chicago, the
general manager of the Atlas copper
mines, came to this county a few days
ago on business connected with his
company. Mr. Haskin is highly
pleased with the future prospects of
the mines, and feels certain that they
are destined to be amongst the largest
copper producers in the United States.
The copper obtained fron the ores of I
these mines is soft and pliable, entirely
free from arsenic, antimony and other
injurious foreign substances, and is
sold in New York for 14 cents per
pound. The only difficulty which has
as yet been met witli at the Atlas is
the securing of an abundant and
steady supply of water. The well has
been bored to a depth of 700 feet and
will supply from 8000 to 10,000 gallons
of water daily. This however is not
a sufficient supply for all purposes,
and the work of boring still deeper
will again be resumed. Mr. Quiggle .
took the contract for $1,500 to bore an !
additional 200 feet, which will make
the well iJOO feet deep. At this depth
it is expected to obtain an abundance
of water, but if such should not be
the case, the company is determined
to sink until it is reached and will
continue boring, if need be, to the
depth of 1500 feet.
At Ked Kock better success has
been achieved in the securing of
water. Mr. John Gardiner of this city
was given the contract for boring the
well, which he sunk to a depth of 615
feet. At this point a large supply of
water is obtained. As a test 25,000
gallons have been pumped per day
and the well could still furnish more.
The water in this well rises to within
nine feet of the surface and as its
mouth is on a small knoll it is intend
ed to run a tunnel at the foot of this
which will of course secure a flow of
water on the surface. If they suc
ceed in this the company will apply
for the bounty offered by the Territory
for any person securing an artesian
flow of water.
The mines of this district are owned
by two companies, the Atlas Copper
Company and the Red Eock Copper
Company. Between these two com
panies over $16,000 hae been spent
in digging and boring for water, and
it is estimated that it will take about
.$2,000 more be'ore thejr wells are put
in perfect order to supply a sufficient
amount of water.
The miners of this district have ex
tracted large quantities of ore from
their mines, and they have suspended
operations on account of the lack of
water for smelting purposes. These
companies are carrying on their opera
tions in "a methodical and scientific
manner, and seem determined not to
stop.work as long as they have ore,
and this seems to occur in exhaustles3
quantities. Tucson Citizen.
The machinery purchased by James
Cushenbary for the working of his
placer mines has arrived here and will
be shipped up to the Laguna by the
next steamer.
E. T. Hopkins the Eastern capitalist
who has a bond on Tom Goodman's
gold mine, left for Chicago by Wed
nesday's express ; he will return here
early next month.
Mr. E. T. Hopkins has shipped from
Ehpenberg by the steamer Gila several
tons of ore from mines in that vicinity
which will be forwarded to Chicago to
be worked by the electrolytic method.
The English capitalists who have
been examining various mines along
the Colorado ri"?cr during the past
month, are much pleased with the
country and will leave for London
next week for the purpose of reporting
to their associates. Five tons of ore
from the Black Metal camp; four tons
from the mines adjacent, to Arizona
Landing and seven thousand pounds
of ore from Doctor A. E. DeCorse
group of gold mines in Mexico, will be
shipped to England for the purpose of
making a careful working test of- the
product of the mines, on which options
are held by the members of the syn
dicate. In conversation with the
gentlemen interested, it was learned
that they were satisfied vith the
mines and if the ores proved of a
character easily worked, the properties
would undoubtedly be purchased.
Yuma Sentinel.
Owners of the Hillside mine have a
great many tons of rich ore ready for
shipment. The property is in excel
lent condition.
Top rock from Paul Dillon's ledge,
near the Hillside, has assayed $60 a
ton, gold, besides some silver. The
ledge is six feet thick.
Another payment has just been
made on the Crook mine.
John Tiedeman, of Bradshaw dis
trict, tells us that the Crowned King
and Oro Bella mills are running and
that the district is very prosperous.
Prescott Courier.
The fact has been abundantly proven
lhat Chambeilain's Cough Remedy is the
most prompt, most reliable and most
successful medicine ye: discovered for
acute throat and lung diseases, such as
coughs, colds and croup. For sale by
H. J. Peto.
But One Billy Birch.
Mr. William Bir,:h, the old time minstrel,
has just recovered from a severe illness.
Yesterday morning he met a friend who
owns a fast trotter, and who offered the uso
of it to Birch, saying that the exercise of a
ride would do him good. Birch accepted the
offer, and in the afternoon ordered the horse
hitched to a light road wagon. He drovo
slowly down Lexington avenue. The horso
pranced about in a lively manner, and at
times evinced a disposition to use both sides
of the street
In vain did Birch soothingly say, "Soh,
Bossy," and "Gee haw, there." At last a
train came hissing through tho tunnel, and
the horse took the bit in his mouth and bolt
ed. Here is where Birch concluded that ha
was no Jehu, lor ho wrapped the lines about
tho whip and deliberately climbed over the
back of the seat. He did not stop at this,
and soon hb short legs were dangling over
the tailboard of the wagon. He dropped off,
rolled over in tho mud several times, got up,
pulled'dowD his Vest and remarked to a po
liceman: "I made a hit that time, eh?" The officers
then took him to task for not holding on to
bis horse, but Birch shook his head and said
reflectively, "There's lots of horses and bug
gies in this world, most noble guardian of the
law, but I'll give you a quiet tip that thero ia
but one Billy Birch." New York Evening
"When I was young and callow," said Mr.
Brent Good this morning, "I fell in love with
a winsome little lass of 17. She seemed to
mo to be the perfection of grace and beauty,
and 1, in tho flush of love, deliberately set to
work to win her affections. My suit pro
gressed favorably and 1 was in tho habit of
settin' iu' with her in tho parlor of her moth
er's house. One Wednesday night about 11
o'clock I was sitting on the sofa very close to
my darling when her mother came to tho bead
of the stairs and shouted:
" 'Maria!'
"'Yes, mother,' dutifully responded the
"'Well,' said the mother, in a loud nasal
voice, 'has Mrs. Gold's boy gone homo yet'f'
"I went then, but never went back." New
York Evening Sun.
A Hint to a Boarder.
Stout Mail whose Annnf-in lmt u
envy of his fellow boarder) I declare! I
have lost Vttve buttons off my vest I
Mistress ft tho House (who hail been aching
to give him a hint) You will probably find
them in the diaipg room, sir. Judo.
The Latest Revised Rnles and Regula
Relating to the rules which shippers
of goods to the Mexican Republic have
to observe, and information relating
to merchants, travelers and immi
grants. I. Shippers of goods to Mexican
ports must supply the invoices of the
object they are sending even when
such objects are destined for the pub
lic service of the nation or free from
import duty. Shippers must make
out these invoices separately for each
of their consignees. Further they
must make four equal copies of each
invoice, according to form; they must
also take care-that the total number
of packages be stated in figures and
IL In the consular invoices several
cases, bags, barrels or packages of any
description, must not he inscribed as
"one" package, if packed up under
one cover, else double duty will be
Prom this rule are expected :
1st. Heavy goods of common classes
which are generally only tied up to
gether, such as for instance, iron bars,
metal sheets, boards for packing pur
poses and othet similar articles.
2d. Petroleum and oil tins, and
other liquid merchandise generally
put in large tin cases; hut in these
cases shippers must state accurately in
their invoices, the number of tins con
tained in each case.
3d. Piece goods in packages or cases.
bottles, or flasks containing silimen
tary substances, drugs, perfumery, etc.,
etc., and, generally small parcels,
sacks or other objects put up in the
same package.
III. In the consular invoices the
gross weights or net weights if there
is no tare must be given separately of
the various whenever their respective
weigh tsdiffer by more than 10 kilo
grams 22 lbs. English. , It is also
prohibited to give average widths from
goods that pay duty by the square
metre, if they differ by five milli
metres (1-5 inch). The only excep
tions from these . rules are packages
containing goods free of duty and
that, pay only one farthing per kilo
gram, in which case their weights can
be thrown together.
IV. It is prohibited to write be
tween the lines, to make scratches,
blots or rectification in the consular
invoices, under' a fine of one hundred
Mexican dollars for -each fault of this
character discovered in these docu
ments. Such faults are only tolerated
in the following cases.
1st. When the rectifications have
been made with written explanations
at the foot of the documents and be
fore taking out the consular certifi
cate. 2d. When, not withstanding the
correctibnSj-the several copies of the
same document agree.
3d. When the interpolations, scratch
ings, etc., relate to points that have
influence on the question of duties.
V. When shippers send in the
same package goods paying different
duty from each other, they must de
clare in the consular invoice, besides
the gross weight of the package, the
net weight or legal weight (2) of each
article contained in the same, in order
to be able to calculate the duties re
lating to each class of goods contained
in the package. Should this rule not
be complied with, duties will be col
lected on the scale of the highest duty
paying class of articles for the whole
of the package.
' VI. The hippers of goods must
present for certification, before the de
parture of the boat or railroad train,
four copies of each invoice to the
Mexican Consul or Consular agent re
siding in the place whence the goods
are sent or in the port where the boat
or train is being loaded. They will
leave the copies of the invoice with
the consulate and take away that one
which the Mexican official will hand
them with the certificate and receipt
attached. The shippers have to send
this copy of the consular invoice with
the corresponding receipt attached
and with such precautions as they
may deem fit to consignee of the
goods in order that the consignee
shall be able to comply with the for
malities prescribed' by the law.
I VII. The absence of the consular
invoice with the receipt attached to it
by the stamps of the consulate, these
being the two documents which the ,
consignee has to present, will cause
the payment of double duty.
VIII. The invoices should be writ
ten in Spanish, but they will also be
admitted if written in any other
well known language.
IX. The shippers of samples re
quire no Consular certificate; it is
sufficient to state in this latter whether
the samples have any value or not, the
kind or kinds of the articles, the gross
weights of the packages, their marks
and numbers and the name of the
consignee, as can be seen from the
X. The consignee of goods in Mex
ican ports are responsible before the
law for the faults committed by the
XI. For the payment of consular
fees the shippers of goods must sub
mit to.the following tariff: .
For the certification of a set of four
copies of each invoice $4.. For single
certificates delivered for any reason
$2. When the certificates named in
the foregoing paragraph are requested
to be made out in duplicate, etc., there
has to be paid extra for each copy, $1.
The office hours at the Mexican
Consulates being from 9 a. m. to 3 p.
m. ; parties requiring them to do work
up to 8 o'clock in the evening and on
feast days, have to pay double charges,
and after 8 o'clock in the evening
treble charges.
XII. Passengers landing in Mexi
can ports must present their' baggage
at Custom House, and if they happen
to.bring with them dutiable objects,
they must declare them at once in
writing, with all the necessary details
for 'axation.
XIII. Each passenger can bring
with him free of duty :
1st. His own articles of clothing,
which according to the judgment of
the custom house, must not be exces
sive, having regard however, to the
situation of the passenger.
2d. The articles he has on himself,
or of his use, such as watch, chain,
buttons, stick etc., and one or two fire
arms with their accessories, and up to
one hundred cartridges.
3d. If the passengers have a profes
sion or a trade, they can introduce
free of duty the instruments or tools
indispensable for the exercise of their
profession or trade.
4th. Adult passengers can introduced
free of duty, ninety-nine cigars, forty
packages of cigarettes and half a kilo
(one lb.) of enuff or chewing tobacco.
5th. Artists who are members of an
opera, theatre, circus, or any other
company, beside the above franchises,
can also introduce free of duty their
costumes and scenic ornaments, on
the condition, however, that such art
icles form part of their baggage and
correspond to the use for which they
are destined.
XIV. Any objects which, in the
opinion of the Custom Officers have
not been worn yet, will have to pay
duty, if dutiable, even when the pas
sengers bring them in their baggage,
XV. When passengers bring furni
ture or other household goods with
them, they will be allowed a rebate of
duty corresponding to the deprecia
tion of value in consequence of their
XVII. Passengers have nothing to
pay for the examination of their bag
gage; the employees of the customs
must fulfill their duty with the greatest
regard for the travelers and with the
utmost politeness.
Scene in tbe Bladder Olfiee.
G. Gal Foreman, have I got any
editorial copy in?
Foreman No. If you want any
editorial matter in hurry up, it's time
to go to press.
G. Gab (writing) Hold on! I'm
writing one (which is as follows):
"Damn Berry I" Spread lhat out like
a county ad. put in the editorial col
umn and go to press.
A certain young gentleman of our
city was asked by a young lady if he
could transpose the letters in the word
"enough" so as to make .two words
mean, not enough. The young gen
tleman with pen and paper after many
hard struggles solved the problem, andi
wrote it thus: "One hug." That young
man is now traveling for his health.
Flagstaff Democrat.
In England, two centuriei asro, popular su
perstition credited the " RoyaJ Touch " with
curing scrofula. These superstitious prac
tices nave now become obsolete, and in their
place we have a scientific remedy in Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, which
eliminates the impurities from the blood by
the natural channels, thereby cleansing- tho
system from all taints and impurities from
whatever cause arising:. It is truly a royal
remedy, world-famed and the only liver, lung;
and blood remedy guaranteed to benefit or
cure in every case, or money paid for it will
be refunded. As a regulator of the Stomach,
liver and Bowels, "Golden Medical Discov
ery" cures all bilious attacks. Indigestion and
Dyspepsia. Chronic Diarrhea and kindred ail
ments. As an alterative, or blood-purifier,
it manifests its marvelous properties in the
cure of the worst Skin and Scalp Diseases,
Bait -rheum. Tetter, Eczema, and Scrofulous
Sores and Swelling, as well as Lunjr-scrofula,
commonly known as Pulmonary Consump
tion, if taken in time and given a fair trial.
World's Dispexsart Medical Associa
tion, Proprietors, Buffalo, N. 1.
us uucreu uy tue man
ufacturers of Or. Sim's CtUrrh Rtm'tdy, for
a case of Catarrh in the Head which they 1
cannot cure. By Its mild, scothin. and heal
ing properties. Dr. Safe's Remedy cure the
worst cases, no matter how bad. or of how 1
ion sUsdisr. flXtjr Mats, by 4rugffist
i Plain Miner's Picture of Tie
William Munro, who left the Com
stock last summer for the South Afri
can gold fields, has written a letter to
a friend in Virginia, descriptive of his
trip and of the country in which he is
at present . working.
Mr. Munro embellishes his facta
with but few adjectives, and tells a
tale that knocks more romance out of
South Africa in a minu'e than the
Eng'ish packet lines and mining
shareholders can plant in a year.
Following are sentences reproduced
from his letter verbatim :
"I have not seen a person since I
left Virginia that I ever saw before.
Our vessel called at Flushing, Canary
Islands and at St. Helena. The latter
is the most miserable place I ever
saw. I didn't have time to visit Na
poleon's grave. I am very much dis
appointed witli Johannesburg. Why
people write such glowing falsehoods
about this place I cannot understand.
There is a great large town built all
over the country, and it is full of peo
ple trying to live off their wits. The
mines are all incorporated, and many
of them have sold for high figures,
but now they are very low, and many
who have made money here are now
losing it. Not one-half of the mines
pay half the expense of working
them. Their stock is unassessable,
and when a company is out of money
they issue new stock for working cap
ital. Most of the rock is very low
grade, and they can save but a small
percentage of the gold in it. Living
is very high and very poor. Wages
are low. Natives do the work, shown
by the whites. There is a great deal
of typhoid fever. The water is not fit
to drink. It looks like milk after a
shower, and remains muddy two or
three days. We have terrific sand
storms, when we cannot see five feet
ahead. A great many people die here
of inflammation of the lungs, brought
on by the inhalation of sand. Com
ing here, I met at least 300 men re
turning to the railroad. They could
find no.thing to do. The ground is
staked off for miles in every direction.
I am working in a mine, and if my
health keeps good until I make enough
to take me out of here I will be happy.
They have schemes to get money out
of you here that I never heard of be
fore. You may think I have drawn
a dark picture of this place, but I have
hot- pictured it half as bad as it is.
Those who do not believe me had bet
ter come and see." Virginia City En
terprise. Combines the juice of the Blue Figs of
California, so laxative and nutritious,
with the medicinal virtues of plants
known to be most beneficial to the
human system, forming the ONLY PER
FECT REMEDY to act gently yet
promptly on the
Cleanser System Effectually,
Naturally follow. Every one is using it
and all are delighted with it. Ask your
druggist for SYkUP OF FIGS. Manu
factured only by the
q San Francisco, Cal. 1
Louisvilli, Kv. New Yok. N. V
Two bars of gold bullion valued at
$26,120 from the Mulatos mine in So
, nora, passed up the road Wednesday
! morning. Nogales Herald,
In Combination, Proportion, and Process of prep
aration, Hood's Sarsaparilla possesses the full
curative value of the best known remedies ol
the vegetable kiugdom.
Peculiar in strength and economy Hood's Sar
saparilla is the ouly'medicine of which cuu truly
oe saw, " 100 doses one dollar." Other medicines
require larger doses, and do not produce as good
results as
Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Peculiar in its medicinal merit. Hood's Sarsa
parilla accomplishes cures hitherto unknown,
and has won the title of "The greatest blood
purifier ever discovered."
Peculiar in its "good name at home" there
is more of Hood's Sarsaparilla sold In Lowell,
where it is made, than -jf all other blood purifiers.
Peculiar in its phenomenal record of sales
abroad, no other preparation has attained such
popularity In so short a time. It
Is Peculiar to Itself.
Peculiar in the originality and effectiveness of
Its advertising, its methods are continually being
copied by competitors.
Peculiar In the way It wins the people's confl
uence, one bottle always sells another.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
told by druggists. ;i;sixforJ5. Prepared only
C. I. HOOD i CO., ApothecariesLowell, Man.
I OO Doses One Dollar

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