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TOMBSTONE EPITAPH: TOMBSTOIOJ, ARIZONA, SATtTUDA? MAY 10, 1890
LOCAL HAPPENINGS Pete Spence is with us again. C. JL Bruce the u ek. was a visitor during Enin is sadly needed throughout Southern Arizona. The U. S. grand jury at Tucson re turned fourteen indictments. Apricots and June bugs will be with us in a few weeks. Lewi Vidal lias constable at Bisbee. been appointed Dr. Goodfellow and E. B. Gage left for Herniosillo Wednesday morning, Wonder if Phenix will import another battery and challenge our boys tor the pennant ? A yet nothing lias been announced re garding local observance of Memorial Day. . Rev. Mr. Spray was presented lan Wednesday with a donation in the shape of a daughter. No services at the M. E. Church in the morning. Sunday school ;is.uual. Even ing service at 7:30. Subject, "Music and Christian Life." Misses Nellie and Annie Walsh, Miss Ahordand oihers will leave Tombstone to rlay. The Misses Walsh will go to California for the summer. W. iv. Jneauc has his mining machinery in. working order on thc Uncle Sam and work will soon com mence. Postmaster Harwood wears a smile which is peculiar and wonderful in its construction, the cause being the ad vent of a sou last Monday. LastWcanesdy evtning Thomas For get quietly and peaceably imk his dep-irt-ure fr m the ounty jnil and as yet has forgotten to return. No one seems to be to blame. The skylight in the c. urihouse is com pleted. It it will throw any more light on sundry dark transicions that have oc curred in the last few years it will be a real bnon"to the people. District mtorn ynlwell went to fiis bee during the week o prosecute a man nnmrd Brown fir driving woodchnppers off hisl.mJ. There was no evidence to ptoiecute and the case was dismissed. Peter Hook left last Sunday for a visit to Cincinnati He will remain about a month. A. J. Eit'er will con duct his business during his absence and will receipt for an- bills that any one desires to pay. We are pleased to note that a large number of our residents have acted on the advice given by the Epitaph and have thoroughly cleaned their premises Wc hope that the remainder will do likewise. Substantial repairs are being made to the store of Emil Sydow. The front- of the building is being lorn down and will be replaced by one of ir.n. This is 1 lie right sort of faith in the future prosperity of the city. Our Delegate, Mark Smith, has in troduced a bill iu Congress declaring void the "Pasodelos Algoilonca" grant, the lands of which adjoin Yuma. On the 19i.li ultimo the bill was referred to the House calendar and ordered to be printed. Yuma Sentinel. Walter L. Vail, who was bitten by a Gila monster last week, is recovering. It has been asserted by competent authority time andagain that the bite of one of these reptiles is not neces sarily fatal and thje recovery of Mr. Vail will be proof po.-i ive of the fact. The mercury in the thermometer is catching the growing cxciteme'nt of our city and is getting too big for its narrow quarters. Several days during the past week it climbed to the top of its domicile for a breath of fresh air anil to look pityingly down upon Bweltering humanity. George Adams, a rtiidtnt of ihis city, w murdered by Apaches on the jst in stant, near ihe an P.Llo mine, in S nnr. A ile Hiid chil.! nit urn 1 i.srierh The panner uf ihemurrlcitd man is miss ing an( i-p'iibiibl) ai other lcum. No attempt has teen made 10 cpuie ihe murderers nnd it will 101 be a mii prise to hear of ain ilar dec ds rnmnutted by thi m. The baseball ganin hist Sunday re sulted in a scoie of 12 to IS in favor of the Huachuca boys. Our boys played bad ball and the game was lost in the beginning, the score of the first inning being 4 lo 1 in favor of the soldiers. The vi.-iiors were well pleased with their-treatincnt and an other game will soon be'arranged. The so-called "Star of Bethlehem" is reported to be visible during the early morning hours by the aid of an ordinary glass. The impartcrs of this information neglect, however, to state just what kind of a glass is necessary. Piobably an old-.'asliioned whisky glass is the correct thing, for nearly everybody Knows that when properly looked through the above mentioned glass fchows various kinds of stars of all shapes and sizes, and it is easy to believe that the "Star of Bethlehem" could be one of the number. Whereabouts f Former Residents. Through a letter receiv.effjtbis week by M. G. Crowley-from J. .Hi Camp bell it is learned that Mr, Campbell, is inSeattle, Washington, where he inr tends to remain and engage in busi ness. Mr. Campbell gives a glowing description of Seattle, saying that it is the best place for business 'he has seen on the coast. He has this to say con cerning former residents of Tomb stone: Tom Walker is located in Blaine, a town on the British Colttm- bia line, where he is running a hotel I and doing well. Charles arid John Bugby are in Olympia running, a sa loon. Keno Ike is in Tacoma. Charles Melgren is mail agent on a local train. Billy Criiyton is in Seattle:.WQrking in a gamblir g house. Tony -Kraker, Lew Heasley and a lo: of 'jold time Arizona gams" are also in Seati Je;V 't -r . . The City Water Works. In conversation with Mr. Ashman last evening it was learned that it is his intention to run a drift of 40 feet from the bottom of, -.the city, well. Three responsible mThefsiiavefagreed to do the work for $200whjcli is $5 a foot. Mr Prindiville has-already sub scribed $64 toward the "amount, ami a committee will go around Monday with a subscription paper to obtain the balance, $136. There should be no difficulty in obtaining, this small amount, as all the consumers of city water should be willing to contribute for the improvement and maintenance of an institution that effects such a large saving to them annually. Champions! . Baseball! ' Territorial chimpionshipf At last a series of square games have been played and Tombstone is on top 1 with the record of winning every game, f Tucson played we'l but' Tombstone played better. We are n it in receipt of- the complete scores, but it is sufficient tint we have won, and our boys will be' given a royal reception when they return. Don't Gj Off Before Yon Are Ready, Particularly on a long journey.1- Be full) prepared. You cannot be, permit us to say, unless you are accompanied with the traveler's and tourist's vade'mecum, H-s-tetter's Stomach Bitter:,, most genial ol appetizers, acchmaiizers and promoter. of digestion. Against sea sickness, ma laria, cramps and coli sbegotten of badly cooktd or unwholesome food.and brack ish water, nervousness, increased b travel, chronic biluousness and: constipa tion, the Bitters is a fovtreign preventi tive. It impaits a relish fpgAqod not altogether to your' taSTFjTKnl prevents it from disagreeing vriih you,"1 Never ws there such a capital thing for the" unfor tunate dyspeptic who stands in dread of 1 he best cooked meal. Stcmacbic. trou ble caused by ill, prepared viandT aboard ship, on steamboats, and rations hastily bolted at railway restaurants, is soon remedied by the Bitters, which gives a quietus also to rheumatism, kidney trou bles and insomnia. H. G. Howe has been appointed, icsi dent agent of the Morning Star mine, in this district. Salesman. An energetic man wanted to push our manufactures on this ground. One of our agents earned $5,200 in '89. Address, P. O. Box 13X1, New York. 2t The fact has been abundantly proven 1 hat Chambei Iain's Cough Remedy is ihe most prompt, most reliable .and mo-i surcessful medicine ye- discovered for acute throat and lung diseases,"such as coughs, colds and croup. For sale b H. J. Peto. There are several different modes of salutation known and used Jby civilized people among which are the respect ful, friendly, business, sarcastic, cring ing, fawning, etc., and the entire list is embodied in the salutation given to the ice man. It is better' to be born mighty than handsome. W. C. Marsden was up from Har shaw last Wednesday and returned Thursday. He reports that camp lively and with no idle-men. Ho has placed the mine on which -phe-is work ing on a paying basin; and realizpd several thousand dollars after paying all expenses since lie first started. Negotiations a-e pending for the sale of the Hermosa mine for $200,000 and the sale will probably bV made. A large number of men "are chloriding in the different mines inline district and all are doing well. The mill is running steadily and is a paying in vestment. -. Reports from Upper Sulphur Spring valley are that cattle are rapidly dy ing, the immediate cause being luck of water. They have" to .Iravel long distances to obtain food7and on re turning are so exhausted that they die by the water holes. Stockmen, who have as little use for the Bible as a South American Amazon warrior has for a new silk dress, are praying for rain. It seems that water can be got most anywhere in the valley by sinking a few feet and erecting a windmill, and why this isn't done is a mystery. Enough cattle die every year from lack of water to erect wind mills every mile all over 'the entire valley. UIPESITEJiT JOTTINGS. And so that stupendous aggregation of unaccredited mishaps, John C. Fre mont, is once more a pensioner upon the United States government. "The General who never fought a battle, the statesman who never made a speech, the path-finder that never found a trail.". The incompetent that, but for the intelligence of his wife, would have long ago sunk into the obscurity he merit.-', is retired as a Major Gen eral, receiving about $5,000 a year, while hundreds of worthy, battle scarred veterans are destined to go to their graves in the manner of paupers. But it is in the nature of such things as the- pension system to grow. The extension of the nation's "gratitude" to appropriate objects soon attracts attention to other equally deserving objects, and their inclusion insisted upon ; and so the ball rolls along until what? But really the United States is indebted to General Fremont for committing the offence which caused his resignation at the beginning of the war, and which kept him in tetire nieiit until the close of hostilities. Otherwise, he might have been in structor of tactics at West Point. The Mississippi Supreme Court has decided the case on appeal before them in favor of the "only John L. Sulli van," Boston's favorite ami typical lit erary man. The reasoning of the court is commended to the members of our own Supreme Court 'or careful study. They will find it of utility, perhaps. In fact, this opinion is worthy of stutly by even laymen, es pecially those having a fondness for witnessing dextrous pugilism. The first flaw which the court linds in the indictment is that Sullivan is not charged with having engaged in a public prize fight, though what the legal difference between a public and private prize fight is only a judicial mind could say; the second one is that although the indictment states that John L. Sullivan did unlawfully encage in a prize fight with the said Jake Kilrain, to-wit, did then and there enter a ring commonly called a prize ring, and did then "and there in said ring beat, strike and brui-c the said Jake Kilrain," it is not averred that Kilrain fought Sullivan. To have brought the matter properly before the court, the indictment should have alleged that "Sullivan and Kilrain fought together and against each other." The acumen of this decifion implies a high power of sustained re flection on the. part oLthe legal niinds from which it emanated, and cannot but bring to mind that Hudibraslic character who -"could distinguish and divide A hair 'twixt s'-uth and southwest side; On either which he would dispute. Confute, change bands, and still confute; Hei undertake to prove, by force Of argument, a man's no horse; He'd prov- a buzzard i no fowl. And that a lord may be an owl, A calf an alderman, a goose justic;" which brings us to the concision for we were headed, and which, it is not improbable, is admitted by most non legal minds. May day has come and gone; the parades of laboring men have taken phice; but with one or two trifling exceptions no disturbances occurred. The individual who cannot see that we are in the midst of the most pro found social revolution which has ever been seen must indeed be blind to the signs of the times. Socialism, anarch ism, nihilism are on the tongue and in the thoughts of the world. By most pcr.-ons these thtee are con founded, are looked upon as one and the same thing as involving adhesion to the same principles, and those principles combined opposition to es tablished order and rights thereunder. Anarchism, as illustrated and preached by the most of its adherents, is a sys tem of foul method and a fiend's dis position; and so is nihilis n, in spite of the Munchausen lies of Mr. George K nnan as to the angelic purity of the Siberian outlaws. Socialism may be wise or foolish, but it doe not mean reckless overset ting of the established order of things,, nor murder nor rapine. Order is its ba-i-i, and this is insisted upon with an utterance more emphatic and more determined than any system ever con ceived. Socialism means the absolute subordination of the individual to the state, and no one holding oilier views can be a socialist; the principles of socialism are not applicable unless this effacement of the unit is accomplished. Everything which tends to the com mon good is socialistic; everything which inures to private ad rantage or advancement is anarchistic, if it. it at the expense of the public interests. Co-operation is socialism; competition is anarchism. Co-operation and coni perition ate here used in a general, not a restricted sense. The socialist is trying to do everything by associate. I effort, and in so far as anarchism com bines to render combination impossi ble it, is socialistic; but in so doing it is merely adapting means to an end ; its ultimate purpose is to destroy all co-operation, all combination, all law. Naturally it is lawless. Our' present system, which is gradually yialding to the encroachments of strict socialism is a cross between socialism and an archism, the latter of which is the type of primitive-society. There arc two great types of society the militant and industrial. The- militanl represents .compulsory co operation, the industrial voluntary co operation. In the one the services of the cilizen are completely subordi nated to -state welfare; in the other they are required only in case of common peril; at all other times tli individual is free to his own behests. The trait characterizing the militant type type throughout is that its units sue coerced into theirvarious'combined actions. This structure is adapted for dealing with circumscribing hostile conditions, and all parts, civil and military, are completely subordinate to a central regulating apparatus. The trails in which the industrial type dif fers from the militant type originate in those relations of individuals brought about by industrial activities, All trading activities are effected by free exchange. This voluntary co op eration, in which the mutual render ing of services is unforced, becomes the predominant relation throughout society as industrial activities predom inate, and tends to decentralize the primary regulating apparatus (the government) by making it derive its' deputed powers from more numerous cl'as.-es. Of the modern nations Ger many is an example of the perfect militant type, and the United States of the industrial type. Both are ex amples of socialism because both are combinations for national benefit. The benefits which the civilized'world en joys are a measure of the progress of socialism. Frequently, however, trans formations of types take place from industrial to militant, and vice versa. An example of the former is at pres ent to beseenin the United States. With the building of war ships comes talk of defence, but means of defence imply means of offense and the incli nation to use them With rovived be ligerent talk, and retained and re newed beligerent measures, such as the "protective tariff," comes revived beligerent customs, and we cannot fail to see along with increased armaments conies a spread of compulsory regula tions. While nominally the freedom of the individual is sustained by his power to vote, it is in many ways actu ally diminishing, both by restrictions which ever multiplying officials are appointed to insist on, and by the forcible taking of money by legisla tion to Kecure for bini, or oihers at his. expense, benefits previously left to be secured by each for himself. That an upheaval is upon us is pat ent. But what lines will it follow? Will the inevitable changes be better or worse than the present system, and are they to come without bloodshed? Is individualism to be digested in the insatiable belly of mediocrity, or will it aggressively reassert itself? These are questions for all to ponder. Per haps the best reply would be that of our apathetic neighbors on the south ''Quten sabe." The sentence ot the army officer who was unfortunate enough to be detected in duplicating his pay ac counts has been remitted by the Pres ident, on the ground that he didn't mean to get caught, and if he had not been caught he would not have been guilty of any crime. The lesson of this occurrence is too obvious to re quire definitive statement. Our evening contemporary com plains with, I think, more bitterness than justice, that one of the distin guished majority of the misdirectors of couunty affairs has been treated with undue harshness in having the attention of the public directed to va rious discrepancies in his record which seem to indicate that he is not entitled to the office which he so signally mis fit; that, in fact, he is not a citizen of the Uni ed States. This, if it be true, is a condition of si flairs needing rectification, and our worthy contem porary cannot expect that it will be permitted to do all the talking Nat urally, it must expect to find people spea ing of tilings of which 1 hey are not densely ignorant. And then, Mr. .Montgomery has not denied the cor rectness of the allegations. - G. Card of Thanks. I desire to tender my thanks to the citi zms if Tombstone for their generous as sistance in my trouble. Respectfully, Mrs Geo. Adams. LETTER LIST. The following letters remain un called for in the postotfice at Torab- stoue, Arizona, May 9, 18'JO: B miiing, John Gratff, Mr Maker, Mary T Mclniyre, Alec Hrenton, M r tin Piue, Miss Rosa Collin,, Mrs H Prager, P Clemmens, Jjke Stoover, D F Day, H C Winnan, SAP Any person calling for any of the above letters will please say "adver- tised" and give the date. ' W. A. Habwoos, Postmaster. The Wickham Land Bill. A bill for the settlement, of private land claims in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Nevada, has been reported favorably in both houses The bill as it will pass the house is known as the Wickham bill, and as this measure will in all likelihood be come a law within a short time, the New Mexican herewith presents to the people a short, but correct and comprehensive synopsis of this to them most important measure. . The bill establishes a land court, lo consist of one chief justice and two associate justices. These are to hold office during good behavior and are to receive a salary of $5,000 per year. There shall be a chief clerk of the court at Washington and a deputy at the capitals of the states and terri tories where the court is to be held. A stenographer for the. court shall also be appointed The U. S. marshals of the several districts shall attend the court, and serve its processes. The court shall hold one term an nually in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, and such extra and special terms as may be found necessary. Within sixty days after the appoint ment of its members, the court shall meet in Washington and organize. Thirty days notice of the holding of the term shall be given prior to each term. The bill provides for the appoint ment of an attorney to repre.-ent the United States before the court and for an official interpreter. All testimony which has been here tofore lawfully and regularly received by the several surveyors general or the commissioner of the general land of fice, upon all claims presented to them, shall be admitted as evidence iu all trials under this act, when the per son testifying is dead, and the c mrt shall irive it such weight as in its udgment it ought to have. Persons interested in land claims derived from the Spanish and Mexican government shall present petitions set ting forth the nature of the claims to the lands, stating the date and form of the grant, concession, warrant, sur vey or order, under which they claim, by whom made, the quantity of land claimed, in whose possession, where situate, with a map showing the boundaries, also if already considered itnd passed upon, whether favorable or otherwise, and pray in such petition that the validity of such title or claim be inquired into aild decided. General rules of procedure are prescribed, and the court is to adopt a set of rules. Questions of fact may be submitted to juries if the court so sees fit; all sub sequent proceedings shall be conduct ed as in courts of equity of the United States. The right of appeal to the supreme court of the United States is given either party in interest. Whenever there is a final decree af firming tlio validity of any claim given, the clerk of the court shall so certify to the commissioner of the general land office, who shall cause the tract so confirmed to be surveyed without delay at the coat of the United States, and when any such survey shall have been finally approved the United States shall issue a patent for the claim. The provision of the act shall ex tend to all town grants, colony grants, community grants, etc. All claims of any and all descrip tions must l e presented within three years from the taking effect of the act. The following provisions are estab lished : No claim shall be allowed that, ahull not appear to be upon a title lawfully and regularly derived from the government of Spain and Mexico, and that the United States are bound by the principles of public law or by the provisions of the treaty of cession to respect and lo become complete and perfect No claim shall be 'al lowed that will interfere with or over throw any just Indian title or right to any land. All mines and minerals shall remain the property of the United States, but nothing shall authorize the working of any mines on the grant by any person except the confirmee or bis as signees, 11 11 i 1 congress shall provide by law there'or. Nothing shall affect the right of any private pers 111 10 any of the lands in ques'ion, and decrees of confirma ions shall only operate as a release of title, and of the United States to the land confirmed. In case it should happen that any lands decreed to any claimants shall have already been disposed of by the United Slates, laud scrip in the proper amount iu lieu of such confirmed claim.-, for lands within the proper sta'e or territory wherein the original grant is located, is to be issued lo the claimant by the commissioner of the j general land office under prescribed rules and regulations. In township surveys hereafter to be made, if it shall appear to the satis faction of the deputy surveyor mak ing the surveys, that any person has through himself, his ancestors or grantors, been in acfual bona fide pos session of any tract of land not ex ceeding 160 acres for twenty years preceding the time of making the survey, the deputy surveyor shall rec ognize and establish the lines of such- possessions and make the subdivision of the adjoining lands in accordance therewith. The deputy surveyor shall return wilh his survey the name or names of all persons found in posses sion, with a proper description of the lands, and the proofs of such posses sion furnished him by claimants. Upon receipt of such survey and proofs the commissioner of the general land office shall cause patents to- be issued for the tracts of laud accord ingly. In all townships heretofore surveyed in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Nevada and Utah, all per sons, who, or whose ancestors or grantors became citizens of the United States by reason of the treaty of Gua dalupe Hidalgo, and who have been in actual possession of tracts of not ex ceeding 100 acres each for twenty years preceding the survey" of the townships wherein situated, shall be emitted, upon making proof of such fact to the satisfaction of the register and receiver of the proper land tlis trict, to enter, without payment of purchase money, fees or commissions, such legal subdivision, not exceeding 1G0 acres, as shall include their said possessions. These are the salient features of the bill. The limitations as to extent in area of the large claims have been stricken out. New Mexican. Grumblings. It is reported that a certain prominent individual of this city was born in Can ada, near Quebec, United States, county of Irel-tnd, on the 4 h ol J uly. 1802. This ought to settle the matter, but as there is another qua ly authenticated report that he was not born ot all, but, like "Topsy," ' j'es' growed,'' the community will remain in a state of uneasiness until the ques tion is settled. A local water witch says that there is a lake of water und-:r the city water w.irks which if tapped w.iuld supply a city of 100,000 inhabitants till Gabriel toots. A very perceptible shock of earthquake was felt in this city last S uurday even ing which jarred the buildings consider ably but fortunately did no other dam age The shake is supposed to have been caused by the settling of the ground under a livery stable on Allen street. A syndicate has been, formed and ac tive operations will soon begin in this county for the manufacture of micro scopes sufficiently .powerful to. examine the antiqu ted records of prominent men when necessary. Two prominent participants in the late diiincorporation fiasco were standing on Allen street the other day discussing the present state of affairs when one of them remarked that.us far as he could ste,they were "up a stump." "Why, you chump, what's the matter wi'h you ?" exclaimed the other. "Can't you see that we're KOt everything all our own way ? Mayor Tnomas isn't here, is he? McPherson doesn't make a quorum by his absence, does he? The city council isn't traas- acting any bewildering volume of busi ness, is i i And then on top of all this the water for the city works has been largely decreased and it is only a matter ol time when we can get he whole busi ness for a sng and sing it ourselves All the merchants who are in with us won't pay any more license and the city officers will have to absquatulate or starve to death. Don't talk to me about showing the white feather now. We're on (op, but it won't do to howl about it just now. And, by the way, that re minds me: Old you know that two of the present city officers struggled awfully to have us give them the same position they now hul 1 if we carried the election ? Wed, they did, just the same, and we kept them on the ragged edge and used them, but as for giving them an office well, hardly. There isn't enough i ffices to go Ynun I, anyhow, and we've got plen y of our own men fir that purpose wnen tne tune comes. There's no use talking; we've been scheming too long for this ih.ng already and have pent too much money to think of letting go now. And we don't propo-e to come out loier, either, by several miles," and the twain dropped into the nearest saloon to brace up. Speaking of the city water woikf, wouldn't it be, a good idea to act on the s'jgestion of M . Ashman, the present lessee, nd sink through the grivtl ? It i- very pr ibablc that sufficient wa er will be fun I in the gravel to supply the en tire ci y . The matter is worth careful investigation. It is not generally known that Jt small pi tnt grows on our deserts that alia) s thirst and sustains life in both man and beast for several weeks without other w.ner or food. The Indians all know of this plant and are consequently able to take journeys across the deserts that would be fatal to a white man. This curious plant grows about a foot high and is described as being of single stalk with a few leaves of deep blue color. When broken 01 cut 1 clear and thick liquid runs out, often as much as a gill being obtained from a single plant. The Indi ans driak this liquid, which hat a slight acrid taste, and then eat the pulp. It is also said that another plant of nearly ex act resemblance always grows vrry near the one mentioned, the qualities of which are entirely opposite. This latter plant also contains a liquid which if paraken of causes death in a few minutes. Only those familiar with both plants are able to distinguish the difference. "Look at that patch of snow on those mountains," observed a lady to her hus band a few davs ago. "That is not snow, my dear," he replied, "it is the im maculate record cf our botrdof super visors. At this distance it looks pure white but a close insp ction reveals num berless black spots and underneath ihe white exterior all is dark. The owners of that record are evidently awure that the funher they keep it away frcm the public gate the less liable those unpleas ntly colored spots are to be set'n and are therefore keeping it as far away as posMDle.' And several neighbors who verheard the remarks are in a brown study. It is said that one of the ranchers liv ing on the San Pedro, in d'gning a well recently, washed some of the gravel ex tracted and found several colors of gold. This announce ment did not occasion any surprise for it has long been known that gold existed to a small degree in the sands of that stream, but the question naturally aries if there is not some p'. ce along that river where gold might be tound in paying quantities. Stranger things have happened. The attention of -fruir growers al' over the country is being turned to Adzona and it is safe to assert that in en years af er state. hood is giv n us we will rival, if not excel, California in the pi duoion ( f all fruits known to that favor, d coun try. So f -.r the trial of tvery species cf fruit has proven a success in our Terri tory. The subject of fruit necessarily re minds one of vegetables, whi h also grow luxuriantly within our boundaries, cab bage Heads attaining their greatest per fection on the ground floor, first d. or to the right on entering the cour house. fhe same class f the vegetable kingdom flourishes in several places of lesser note but not being the pure variety do not amount to much. I am told that an agreement is ready for signature by the big mining compa nies of this district to consolidate their forces, so far as going below water level is concerned, as soon as silver touches 10 with a certainty of stayirg there. The consummation of this movement will undoubtedly return all and more of Tombstone's former glory; but the fict that the, same companies agreed some time ago to do the same thing when sil ver reached $1, with no saving clause about its staying there, doesn't sound very much as if the latter arrangement would fare any better than the former. One thing especially that attracts the eye of a visitor to our city is that every vacant lot contain enough rubbish to supply a forty-acre field and then have some left over. Another unpleasant feat ure that greets a strangei's eve is'the generally dilapidated appearance of the majority of our business houses. The private residences, as a rule, show evi dences of thrift and care, but the busi ness houses have an air of indifference that unpleasantly reflects on business tact and enterpri-e and which the plea of "hard times" fails to justify. The indecent exhibition in a saloon a short time ago is a forcible reminder of the lack of vigilance exeicistd by our officers. While in some caes it is un doubtedly a great accommodation and convenience to certain parties to have the good will of the e fficers, it necessarily follows that some one must suffer for every action which violates the law with out adr quale punishment. It would -etm a good argument that astfhcetsof the law are elected or app intel 10 tnf- rce obedience to the law they should do so at all times. If discretionary powers were intended to be confi rred upon the m it would be done when ihey assume the duties of their ffices. It is usually s-up-p -sed that the courts alone exercise d dis cretionary powers over ffenses ag.iinst the. law. The Kicker. POWDER Absolutely Pure This powder never varies. A marvel of purity, strength and wholesomeness More economical then the ordinary kinds r and cannot be sold in competion with the multitude of low test, short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold only in cans. Royal Baking Powder Co.. 106 Wall St., n. y.