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VOL.-IU. NO. 50. TOMBSTONE. COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA, JUNE 24, 1882. FlTE DOLLARS A YEAR lb !X rs . - v TEbiGRAPHIC. THE CALIFORNIA CONVENTION. The (5 rami Democratic Gath ering at San Jose. A Kinging- Platform of Princi ples In which Chinese Clienn I.nhor Is Unmasked. ailsorllaueous Xuns. The California DeuiocratioC'ouYeutloii San Josk, June 21. The clause in the platform rotative to the Sun day law, called out a hot debate Outram of Alameda and Whipple of .Sonoma, .favored the law. Teiry, Flournoy, Brady of Kre.inoand Oual lnliau of San Joaquin, favored the repeal. Holloway, White of Los Angeles and Morehouse of Monterey, wanted to refer to the committee. Vote on motion to strike out the clause, was lost, 167 ayes, 280 noes, and the plank was adopted San Fhancisco, June 21. The platform of the Democracy of the Mate 01 ijaiiiorma as represented in convention, hereby declare that with unshaken faith in the soundness of '.ho .Constitutional piiuniples and traditions, of the Democratic party as illustrated by the teachings and ex ample of a long line of Democratic statesmen and patriots, and oppress ed in the platform of the last presi dential convention of the party, we pledge ourselves to maintain these principles and labor to make them paramount in the administration of state and the general government. Resolved, That the Democratic party of California tenders its thanks to the Democracy of the Union for a Icny, earnest and partially successful struggle through the Democratic Congressman with a hostile Republi can administration agaiust Chinese immigration in behalf of the highest interests of ll'o people of the coast. Such action illustrates the fidelity to the party's pledges given to the people in the platform. Each successive presidential conven tions again recognize that the people of each locality are the best judges of, their own wants and necessities, and again declared the great doc trine that it is the duty of the gen eral government to heed their com plaints aud to extend its strong 'arm tor their protection. Resolved, That the Democratic party of California recognizes with the highest approbation the prompt and determined movement in their behalf made by the workingmen of the eastern states and notably of Pennsylvania in presenting the men ace of a free people as an irresistible power against the combined efforts of vast corporations and the monop olists of the Chinese trade who in the name of the brotherhood of man and under the oloak of universal charity were endeavoring to thwart every effort made in behalf of the jpurmauent existence of the white man in California, aud we recognize the interests of white labor every where as in full alignment with the advancing movement of the Democ lacy of the Union in its purpose ta preserve the heritage we have a right to enjoy from the merciless ravages of the Asiatic pests who have al ready captured many of our best in dustries, impoverished thousands of our people, drawn large number;; into debauchery and crime and almost excluded eastern and European im migration. Resolved, That the Chinese now nn California, are an unmixed curse to this pledge. Their presence is an ever increasing ovil, reaching to blast every branch of trade; that they are and so long as they remain, will con tinue to be an insurmountable har rier in the pathway of California, to wards the high destiny for which na ture has so amply equipped her. That in view of this condition wo confi dently appeal to the Democracy of the Union for our deliverance and claim as one of the first duties of the party that the next presidential con vention of the Democracy shall de clare the doctrine of self preserva tion and the highest law of nature and of nations upon this subject as upon all others, and the government of the United States then placed and under Democratic administration, will indicate its just appreciation of the imperious necessities of the people of California by providing such certain and speedy means as may be deemed most just and proper for the removal of every Mongolian from this country and to the accomplishment of this end we hereby pledge to the people our earnest and persistentefTdrts, in viting every citizen of the state who has the commonwealth at heart,what ever his present or previous political affiliation, to lend us the aid of his personal support as a freeman, to wards strengthening the right arm of the Democratic party of the Union, whose fidelity has been proved for the early and perfect accomplish ment of this great work. Resolved, That the constant pre tense of the Republican party organ ization, and of the Republican lead ers in California and in the Eastern States, that the ten-year law has taken the Chinese question from the arena of political issue, is deceptive in purpose and will ever be false in faot, so long as the Chinese remain in this country. Resolved, That the Democratic party, inheriting the doctrines of Jefferson and Jackson, hereby de clares its umqualified enmity to all sumptuary legislation, regarding all such exercise of the law-making power as against the just objects of free government, and that all laws intended to restrain or direct a free and full exercise 03 any citi zen of his own religious and political opinion, so long as he leaves others to enjoy their rights unmolested, are anti-Democratic and hostile to the principles and traditions ofjthe party; create unnecessary antagonism, can not be enforced, are in violation of the spirit of republican government, and we will oppose the enactment of all such laws and demand the repeal of those now existing. Resolved, That railroad fares and freights should be materially re duced, discrimination: ii favor of' localities or persons slrouM be pro hibited, and we condemn tho major ity of the Railroad Commissioners of this State for their faithlessness in the discharge of their official duties. The nominees of the Democratic party will, if elected, carry out in letter and spirit tho declarations of this resolution, and ;olieve the peo ple to the extent of their jurisdiction from the exactions and injustice now practiced with impunity by the rail road companies. Kesolved, That most speedy and effective measures should be taken to compel the railroad corporations of California to pay their taxes. No compromises should be made; tho property of every corporation as well as that of every individual should be assessed at its true value and the payment of tho resulting tax strictly and impartially enforced. Resolved, That all railroad land grants forfeited by reason ot non fulfillment of contracts should bo immediately revoked by the govern ment, and that henceforth the do main be reserved exclusively a's homes for actual settlers. Resolved, That the Democratic party declares its unalterable pur- fiose to restrain all private and pub ic corporations within the exact let ter of their lawful powers, and to prevent any aud all imposition upon individuals or the public, whoever attempt, under tho features of "law ful right" or in the arrogance of ac cumulated money powor, and favors the referring and enactment of all needful legislation towards this end. Resolved, That the rivers and har bors of this state belong to the peo ple, and that it is the duty of the federal government to protect them from destruction and so improve them from time to time as to keep them forever open as channels. Resolved, Recognizing the fact that much nf tho corruption in poli tics results from the erroneous patronage in the hands of the presi dent of the United States and its un scrupulous use in carrying elections and maintaining the party in power and that so long as the temptation exists this patronage will be so used, thereby degrading party contests to tho debasing loyel of a mere scramble for tho petty offices in the gift of the Executive department; the Demo cratic party of California, announces itself as in favor of a re form of the civil service of'the coun try upon principles .similar to those proposed in the bill introduced in the Senate of the United States by Sen ator I'endolton of Uhio. Resolved that the Democratic party of California denounces tho efforts made by a republican and contrary to the constitution and laws of this State to use the State Univer sity in the interests of the Republi can party. The report of the Committee on Rules requires all balloting to be viva voce and when the vote of any delegate or delegation is cast and re corded, such vote is not to be charged upon that ballot. All candid ates other than judicial who are pres ent in San Jose are to appear before the ballot upon their nomination and endorse the platform and resolutions of the convention. The permanent vice-presidents are J. O. Martin, Niles Searles, J. H. Budd, J. De Barth Shorb and T. B. Bishop. Sec retaries E. F. Smith and David S. Terry. The chairman of the commit tee on platform reported the resolu tions. San Jose, June 21. The conven tion was called to order at 10 a. in. Tho committee on crcdedent'als, re ported the San Franoisco contest in favor of H. G. Piatt. The report was adopted and the committee on the permanent organization reported in favor of Boggs, for permanent president and the following order of business selections of tho State Cen tral Committee. By the convention one from each Sonatortat District and two from each CongressionalDistrict. The nomination of officers as follows: Governor, Lieut. Governor, two jus tices of the Supreme Court, two Con gressmen at large, and other State of ficers follow. The Report recom mends that tho railroad commission ers, congressmen and members of the state board of equalization be select ed by the lespective district delega tions. Six Jose, June 21. Martin, of Alameda, presented a minority re port as additional to majority report. It requires that each candidate for railroad commissioner shall pledge himself to reduce railroad tariffs at least fifteen per cent after his elec tion. Fowler offered a plank, requiring railroad ceromissiuners to reduce freight and fares twenty per cent and retain the reduction during their term of office. Terry said he would support the resolution if the wording should bo changed to make a reduc tion iu tarifT aggregating twenty per cent. There is some prospect of nomina tions being reached to-day, and not much change in the situation. The Hearst managers seem to be growing inoro confident of his nom ination, out mey uo not regard tne rule against changing votes as in his favor. The DcT.ong Party Found Fro zen ami Lifeless. Miscellaneous Ueneral JVetva De Loiik'h Party. New Yoke, June 20. A special cable to the Herald from London, Isavs: W.'H. Gilder, the Herald cor- respondent with- tne itogers, senus. the following dispatch: Lena, Delta, April 12th, 1882. Melville found the bodies of DoLong's party, March 23. They were in two places, 500 and 1000 yards from the wreck of. the schooner. Melville's search par ty first started from the supply de Dot to follow Nindermons route from Usterday to Malvey, back towards Usterday. They stopped at a place which Nnioh Ninderman aud Naras Bassed, the first day after they left eLong, feeling sure that the others had not got much further. There they found the wreck, and following tho bank, came upon a rifle barrel hnng upon four sticks. They noticed digging on the east side of the sticks and soon carae upon two bodies under eight feet of snow. While those men were digging to wards the east Melville went on along the bank twenty feet above the river to find a place to take his bearings. He then saw a camp ket tle and the remains of the fire about a thousand yards from tho tent aud approaching, nearly stumbled upon DeLong's hands sticking out of the snow about thirty feet from the edge of the bank. Here, under about four feet of snow, they found tho bodies of DeLong and Ambler, about three feet apart, and Ah Sam lying at their feet, all partially cov ered by pieces of blankets. All the others except Alexio they found at the place where the tent was pitched. Lee and Knock were close by in a cleft in the bank towards the west. Two boxes of records, with the med icine chest and a flag on a staff, were beside the tent. None of the, dead had boots. Their feet were coverod with rags tied on. In the pockets of all were pieces of burnt skin and clothing which they had eaten. The hands of all were more or lessjburnt, and it looked as if when dying they had crawled into the fire. Boyd was lying over the fire, his clothing being burned through to the skin, which was not burned. Collins' face was covered with cloth. All the bodies were oarned to the top of a bill 300 feet high, about forty versts to the southwest from where they wero found, and there interred in a mauso leum constructed of wood from the scow. The mausoleum is covered with stones, and is to be sodded in tho spring. A cross inscribed with the record and names of the dead was erected by the search party. After completing the tomb, the party separated to search the delta for traces of Chipp's people. Melville went to the northwest part of the delta and west as far as the Olenik river. Nilderman took tho center, and Bartlett the northeast. Nilder man and Bartlett found nothing, aud Melville has not yet returned. BENSON HAPPENINGS. What Is Ilelut: Done at the Lively Hauilct on the Railroad. From Rppular Corrcpondcnt of tbe KriTiyu.) Benson, June 17, 1882. Kditoh Epitami: At tbe Democratic primary convention, held here on the 10th Instant, Wm. Whitaker, L. W. Carr and VV. W. Roman were elected as delegates to attend the Democratic county convention, to be held ut Tombstone on the 24th inst. 13. F. Brown was elected Chairman and J. C. Kennedy, Secretary. The meeting was pretty well attended. Lew Bulterfleld is erecting a building 20x40 to be devoted to music, terpslcbere, and of Bacchus. ltahn Sckaaf is putting up a building 20x64 Intended for a saloen and club room. Barnett & Block have in process of erec tion an adobe building 25xC0 and 22 feet blgb. This building will bo an ornament to the town. E. K. Cook has just finished a neat little barber shop, as has also W. II. Small. Wm. Callahan has finished a nice little resort for those who like ice cream and lunches. Sir. II. Buck is the caterer. The genial W. A. McAllister received yesterday, and had placed In position, one of, it not the, finest billiard tables in the Territory. Mack is doing a good business and Is correspondingly happy. John Maguire's chandaiier fell to the floor a night or two since, while he was In the act of lighting the lamps, and had it not been for he and some others present Benson might have been iu ashes, or at least the business portion of it. Justice J. N. Mundell performed tor the first time In his judicial capacity, mar riage coremony, a few evenings since. The contracting parties being Dennis Barry of Tombstone, and Jennie L. Benco, of South Plymouth, New York. There is a slight touch of romance connected with this maniage, as the happy couple have been engaged tor eleven years, and the bride came from her Eastern home to sail down the turbulent waters of matrimony with the one of her choice, atlcr so long a sep aration. The ceiemony was performed at the residence of John Itielly. All join in wishing tlicn many happy years of prosperity. Work on the smelting works still contin ues under the efllcleutsiipervlslon ol Fore man Ben Williams. Tbe capacity of the works will be 40 tons n day. The Wa'lace Sisters pertoimed here to night atthe school house, which wis filled to oerllowlng by an upptecUtive audience and a marked feature was the number of lino looking ladies in attendance. Moie anou, J. O. K. Tombstone Mines. What is Being Done in the Great Bonanza Camp. Prosperity, Industry aud Wealth all through the District Weekly Heviow of Our SIIdch. "Never," Temarked an experienced mining man to our reporter yesterday morning, "bare I seen a better showing throughout the district or heard a more confident tone among mining men." The speaker was one of the 61dt operators in the county, whose judgment is rarely at fault aud whose faith in the bonanza camp has been shown by the amount of coin be has here Invested. It is our pleasing duty to chronicle three important strikes since our lost review. In the Good enough a large body of very promising ore has been encountered, which Is stead ily enlarging as the work of exploration is pushed forward. In the Randolph, of which we made mention last week, a large ore body has been encountered in the crosscut from the main drift, 118 feet be low tbe surfaco. This ore assays from $200 to $1200. It Ins been penetrated five feet, and the limit has not yet been reached. This claim is rapidly coming to the front as one of the leading mines of the district. The Old Guard is now shipping ore to the Boston mill. Between 400 and .500 tons of rich chlorides and carbonates are now on the dump, and the mine is pro ducing from 15 to 20 tons daily. This valuable mine Is now added to the list of regular bullion producers. It is more than likr.ly that a new mill will shortly be erected-on the Randolph. Mr. J. Brews ter, the secretary of the company, is now here making all necessary arrangments. Steady improvement is the order of the day in the mining world of Tombstone. Many properties hitherto neglected are developing into valuable mines, while the leading claims on Contention 'Hill are showing splendidly, and turning out their usual q uantity of ore. The mills all along the Sac Pedro keep up their unceasing rattle dy and night, and the bullion yield for Jnnj'will be up to the usual standard. Below wo give the very latest froto the leading mines throughout the district. "OUBSTONK M. AND M. CO. An expensive strike of high-grade ore was mad; within tbe past week In both the east aud west ends of the Goodenougb. The ore is of a very fine quality and prom ises to develop into an extensive ore body. For some time back Prof. Chuich had been driving for it, and feels somewhat complacent to.hsvehis ideas so thoroughly borne out. The West Side is also looking very well ond "turning ovt some nice ore. One of the ore bins has been removed to th'is mine curing the week. OKAKH CENTRAL. The south drift iu the 400 level shows a big im rovement, carrying vastly uioie gold than heretofore. On the 500 and 000 levels the drifts remain about tbe same. The crosscut on the COO is now in about 210 feet, and is progressing more rapidly than formerly, tbe ground not being so bard. The slopes all through the mine -re looking well and producing the usual amount of ore. IM1EIISOI.T,. Things arc running along about the same at this mine. The new ore body dis covered a few weeks ago is expanding as the work of exploration continues. A crosscut has been started south from the 120. The upraise winze from tbe 80-foot level is about halfway up and cut several strata of very lair ore. THE OLD OUARD. The proprietors of this promising mine commenced to ship ore to the Boston mill Vesterday. Two wagon trains are engaged in hauling. In the mine, the south drift in the 2.10 level is being vigorously driven ; also the north drift on the 80-foot level. A drift has been started from the winze connecting the 80 and 230 levels. Some line ore is being taken out of the mine.and it is now opened up so that large quanti ties of ore can be extracted. THE HOOD SAMARITAN drifts have been started north and south fiom the 1)00 level, In good ore, and are now in about 26 feet. The winze between the 200 and 250 levels will be finished In a few days. Sinking on the main shaft will be commenced again to-day. As soon as connection is made by the winze above referred to a cross cut will be .itarted south from the 150. Tbe mine is in an excel lent condition and getting to look better uaiiy. THE STONEWALL in consequence of the ore teams being at work hauling Old Guard ore, tbe night shift at this place has been knocked oil for four days. The work mentioned In our last is being continued and everything looks encouraging. THE EAOLE work is continued here on the main in cline, following the ledge. The manage ment are preparing for active develop ments and the mine is looking good. At 105 feet the first station will be cut out and drifts started both ways. THE CONTENTION Superintend ant White having but recent ly arrivsd in town after a protracted ab sence was not prepared to give much in formation concerning the miue until next week. Everything, however, is runuing along all right and the works heretofore reported are continued. THE TRANQUILITY, GIRAttD AND SUI.rnUltET Active preparations are being made for extensive work on the Tranquility. Legal difficulties are in the way for the present that are expected to be razed at no dis tant day. A new board of directors for the Glrurd were recently elected, and a resolution passed looking to the immediate resump tion of work. The Suluhuret is being pumped for the Girard mill and Contention mine as usual. The mill is working on fcooud cluss Contention ore. THE RANDOLPH. No new developments in the crosscut from Shaft No. 2 to be reported this week. The crosscut from the main level at Shaft No. 1 struck a fine vein of very high grade ore nineteen feet from the level. Winze No. a has been starter on the vein aud is now down eight feet iu a fine body of ore. Winze No. 2 from the first level Is down 60 feet on the vein. At this point the foot wall turned perpendicular, and they are now driving for the hanging wall, and have cut twelve leet in ore. The ore extracted at thir point has assayed from $200 to $1200 and gives strong indications of staying qualities. Mr. J. Brewster of Bloomington, Illinois, the Secretary of the company, is now in town negotiating and making arrangements for the erection of a mill. LITTLE DEVIL. This promising prospect is now down 35 feet, and shows a three-foot vein of rich ore. Eight Inches of the ore ts very high grade, and the rest of the ledge will give a lair average assay of $50. Drifts have been started north and south, and arc in about eight feet. This miue Is owned by a New York company, ot which Mr. Tweed, ihe wcll-known"plated ware man ufacturer, is President. VIZINA. The upraise on the south drift, 400 foot level, is in 90 feet. Main drift going west, same level, in 180 feet porphyry and limestone. Three hundred level going westerly in ;w leet. liaising some very fine oie from the upper level. Everything goiug nn iu the usual good shape. NOTES. The Black Top, just south of the Stone wall, is looking very well indeed and bids fair to rank with our leading properties iu that part of the district. At 115 feet a drift has been run into the hill, and at the present distance of 20 feet looks remarka bly well. It seems to be all ledge matter, with two feet of mineral resembling the Stonewall ore, and is possibly the same ledge. Assays are expected to give hand some results. The Midnightminc.Turquois district, is snowing up nne. a large uociy 01 rich ore was recently encountered that prom ises to turn into a veritable bonanza at no distant day. n. The Copper Queen. Up to April 1st the Copper Queen Com pany smelted 17,651 tons of ore, which yielded 5,753,235 pounds of black copper, which refined to 90 per cent produced 5,551,871 pounds ot refined copper, the value 0! which in New York was $1,020, 850.72. The cost ot operating, freight, etc., was $532,733 33, leaving net earn ings or $183,12039 for the year. Divi dends which heretofore have been paid monthly, will in'futme be paid quarterly. The quantity of ore now estimated in sight, is 60,227 tons. Their works at the mine consist of two water jacket furnaces, capable of smelting from eighty to ninety tons of ore daily. The present daily out put averages from 22,000 to 25,000 pounds, of coppar not a bad showing for a single company. -- liittbce Correspondence. Bisuee, June 17. In your editorial note referring to my communication on taxation, I think you draw a wrong inference. I ccitalnly dis claim any desire to restrict corporations any more than individuals, corporations have such rights as arc granted to them by individuals in representative capacity assembled, and none oilier. The corpora tion to which I specially referred has no greater rights than those who crcateu it, but it has acquired privileges from the people, and through these privileges enor. mous moneyed power, ana tuis gigantic lever so acquired it is now employing to encroach upon the rights of the people. We are perfectly willing the corporations shall have'all the rights conferred on them by the laws which create them; but when they become superior to their cicrtors it is time to call a halh. When they use this power to corrupt Courts and control Leg islatures and Commissions aud County Boards iujtheir interest; wheu they fill every place iu the public service, where they require it, with their paid servants, it 1s about time for the people to rouse them selves and organize an opposition to their schemes of encroachment on the rights of individuals, and their wholesale and unblushing debauchery of the public service. , Your correspondent writes strongly because he feels strongly, and for the basis of these sentiments le re fers to the history of railroading on the Pacific Coast. The evil, perhaps, is as great iu some other parts of the country, but if so it is borne with more patience or more probably has resulted In producing that apathy or servility among the people that already despairs of lesistance. It is against this money dominion that he pro tests and exhorts and struggles; this bru tal, soulless, insatiable monster that alms at absoluto and universal despotism, and that would compel all meu to kneel and worship the golden calf. He does uot be lieve tbe corporations have the right to do these things, but they have the power, nnd with the power no cosiderations of ab stract right are going to stand in the way to prevent them fiom exercising it. He believes, then, that it is right, nay, more, it is a vital and paramount duty of the people to prevent them from acquiring ibis power In the manlier in which they do it. And he believes that the people should assert and exercise conttol over cor poiations for that purpose. The only way in which this cau be done is to organize an opposition to them. Not to despoil them or oppress them, but to prevent them from encroaching upon and despoiling and oppressing the people. If this is lcstric tion let there bo restriction. But it is to be feared that even restriction comes too late, for the railroad have already in the arrogance of conscious power defied the people and proclaimed themselves above and superior to tiie laws under which they weie created. Ot course they have not set up a resistance of force but they have pro ceeded according to their peculiar metuou. They have refused to obey the laws of the government and upon being brought to an swer, tliev have set up their aupcriority to government control and supervision. King Stanford, In explanation but uot in excuse ol the extortions and discriminations of his railroads, had the effrontery to an nounce as a busiuess principle that to be situated away from natural means of com munication was a misfortune to those so situated, aud defended the right to discrim inate against such a plan on the ground of its mistortune, or in otuer worus, uccause it could not help itself. A place situated on a navigable shore, or on the seaboard where everybody could compete for tbe traffic had to be respected and given com petitive rates, but the unfortunate places that did not eujoy these advantages had to make up for what they would have exact ed if they had dared, from competitive points. These arc some of my reasons for urging the people to organize not to make war upon the corporation, but to resist the war of the corporation on the people. Your correspondent desires to be dUtmclly un derstood on this point. He is not prepared to endorse auy crusade against corpora tions. If he can discover anything iu their conduct or policy ngt utterly selfish he will gladly applaud it. But he believes that the same methods should should be applied to corporations as individuals lu the assessment and collection of taxes, and what he desires to impress upon the party and people by these articles, is, that only men should be elected to leprescuta tivc positions of capacity aud calibic suf ficient to cope with the agents of the money power, to dlsceiujtbetiue iuleiestof Ihe people and the coiporations, aud the Integrity to follow their convictions. Mywles JUAM JURY HF.MINIHCEXOF.8. How a Couple of DocmuentM did uot See the Light or Day. A tew evenings agouu Epitaph, it porter received inductions to deck himseii Iu investigating attire and huut up the miss ing report ou the recorder's office. Hunt ing reports of that kind isn't half so hard as it would seem to be on its face. It don't require much gall to slap an ex member of the grand Jury on the shoulder and tell him that you are willing to hear what he has to say about Ihe operations of ine grand jury while that august body was in M-siiou. The missing document is creating a devil ol" a row. Everybody and his neighbor want to see it, hence the en ergy of the reporter in trailing the missing repoit. At times it looked misty indeed, aud only vain hopes were entertained that the much sought document would en lighten the public mind. Recorder Jones was first approached. He didn't know anything auout it, but shared iu the gen eral anxiety to have a squaie look at it. Something like a dozen lawyers were then encountered, but nothing could be learned lrom them. Some of them pie tended to be very wise, and to bo actually freighted wan the weight of their information and secrets; but then the reportef could sanell tally tor miles, and didVt bite worth a cent, The investigator -then turned his attention to local statesmen, and com menced to ply them with his news pump. It might here be remarked that there is no kcarcity of statesmen in Tombstone, and no diuiculty whatsoever- in approaching them. But unhappily their Information is sot set ou nair triggers, and the weary man ol news was on the point of relieving himself of a dcep sigh, when the heavens becmed to brighten suddenly. "One of the best known of our local politicians was being "examined." He was good hu rnoied, and induced to be communicative, lie asked the reporter what he would give lor the desired information, aud was told that he would be presented with a couple of mines, or something of like import. Attur promising to keep mum as to the source of the information, he said : One of my bright particular friends was a member ot the late jury, and called my attention first to the missing portion of the report immediately a'ter its publication in the Epitaph. Capt. William Henry Seam an s, the clerk of the district court, was pretty roughly handled in that report. From all accounts Ue has been feathering his nest pretty thoroughly at the expense of the litigants. As you are aware the Grand Jury was sub-divided in to committees for investigating purposes and the same party Investigated the clerk and recorder's office. Tiie leport was written on the same sheet of paper, one side of the sheet being devoted to the re corder's oftlcc and the opposite side to the clerk's office. You see, I know all about it. 'Twos ou a half sheet of legal cap. Jones was highly complimented for the way in which his office was managed,but I tell you, the fine military gentleman got Lien, me committee recommended his removal from tbe office, and sundry other things not at all to his liking. It is pre sumed that he had some friends on the in side, that gave him a whisper of the racket in store for him and he com menced to set his p'pes to offset the movement. Being on the same sheet of paper as the leport on tbe Recorder's of fice, it wus impossible to give one without the other, tiieretore, a job. was put up whereby both reports were safely transfer red to an inside pocket nud there the mat ter stands. Reporter Do you think a mem ber ot the Grand Jury had any right to pack oil' documents iu that man ner? Mr. I know devilish well he had not. That document belonged to the county and a grand juror had no more right to it than you or I had. It. What will be the outcome of the matter? Mr. Don't know, sonny, but presume that the report will finally be filed. Sea- mans thought he was playing a smooth game, but it won't, work. Mr. Carr of Benson, who it is generally supposed is at present custodian of the two missing doc uments, Is too decent a man to lend him self to auy transaction of that kind, and when he thoroughly understands the cir cumstances of the case he will make the amende honorable. R. Do you suppose the court will lake notice of the findings of the committee and discharge Captain Seamans? Mr Don't know anything about that. You have buzzed me long enough now; take a-walk and tackle some one else. -- HOXOItA KONAMIAH. The Mineral Wealth or Ilrcs District. Col. J. M. Wiggins, a prominent mining man of Sonora is spending a few days in town. The Colonel is an old and exper ienced miner, has been all over Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, and thinks that Sonora Is the most wonderful mineral region in the world. He has visited every portion of Sonora, and is thoroughly con versant with its products and resources. About a year ago he discovered the Santa Fe and San Francisco mines in the district of Urea and is now extensively working them. Judge Flores, until lately supreme judge of the Tribunal is his business partner. The mines are about 110 miles northeast of Hermosillo, and are located in the foot hills of the Sierra Madres. The flourishing town of Ures is about forty miles from the mines and connected by a good wagon road. A little difficulty is experienced at psesent in getting sup plies but wheu the Sonora railroad con nccts with the A. T. & Santa Fe, theie will be no further difficulty. It is expect ed that the railroads will join bauds about the first of September, aud Immediately thereafter Colonel Wiggins will commence extensive opperations on the mines. Her mos'lllo will be the basis of supplies, un less a braurhofthe railroad as contem plated, should be run to Ures. The coun try surrounding the mines is the most fa vored 1101 tion of Sonora; pure running water nnd timber being abundant. These mines were worked two hundred years, and have yielded up their millions. They were worked In a very crude fashion, and the ore was all packed on the backs of peons. The mines are down 240 feet, be ing divided into nine levels, ranging in length from forty to fifty feet. An aver age assay from all the levels, returns $200, and picked ore has assayed over $25,000. The oie is free milling, principally chlo ride, born silver and ruby silver. Some times stieaks of ruby silver several inches square are eucountored. There are moun tains of ore in sight, and all that is needed is labor to extract it. Col. Wiggins will remain in town for a week or ten days and again return to Sonora. His mines are between Cumpas and Sinoqui no, and about forty miles from Las Delicias. The Courier's definition of inde pendent Democracy is a good one. It means, according to Marion, an honest freedom from all coercive in fluence other than the will of the Democratic party. In the "ming campaign the Epi tap:i will au,vcate "nswervingly.the nominations ofu1'6 Democratic party. It will assume no di.ective influence in- the matter of county nominations, leaving their creation entirely to the tank and file of the Democracy. Only, generally we urge that the best men be chosen,for upon this, the first Democratic organization in Cochise county, will depend the future suc cess of the party in the county. Let the ticket insure respect, and success is certain. The Epitaph is strictly a party paper, owing no-allegiance to any individual, and having no sel h'se ends. Its editor has no personal enmities, but is solely responsible for all that is writton therein, and claims tho right to defend himself. Merely political opponents will be treated with no personal disrespect, and only an opposition rendered against. politi cal beliefs when they are antagonistic to the principles of the Democratic party. This j'ournal lives only in the present and the future, as far as local issues are concerned. The dead past, beyond the existence of the present management of the Epitaph, will be left to bury its dead. Since this county was given being, there have been no party issues and no party responsibilities, and there can be none until the nominations are made. When such time comes we shall deal with the situation affirmatively, without fear or favor, and propose to come out of the fight retaining all our self-respect. We shall insult none, fear none, attack none, nor fly from none. That is, we came here a stranger but do not propose to be taken in. In asserting above that the Epitaph is strictly a party paper, we mean politically and dur ing the election campaign. It will continue to give all tho news, with out political or other bias, and will devote most of its attention to the resources of the county. Our Bisbee correspondent is se vere upon the railroad corporations, and unjustly so, because he asserts no specific facts. Railroads, although they may work hardships upon the few, are of immense benefit to the many, and their building always results in the rapid development of ihe'eountry through which they pass. The. im mense moneyed interests of the rail road companies in Arizona should be carefully protected by the law, not because of their' magnitude, but because upon their well doing de pends the present and future welfare of the Territory. They should be allowed no special privileges, to the injury or disadvantage of tho people, but they should, be always rendered justice. Abuse of a corporation simply because it is a corporation is simple nonsense, and such is not the intention of our correspondent. We believe be means that corporations, in common with individuals, should bo protected by the law and punished by the law. Any other proposition would operate in injustice. The Tucson Rangers went out of ye ancipnt pueblo with burnished arms and colors flying, but the un certainty of martial events caught them on the Mexican side of the border, where the arbilrary require ments of international law forced them to shed their feathers and re turn home for shelter. To state the case more plainly, they went where they had no business to be, and wera thrown out by the slack of their breeches. When the small boy of tho next generation asks of his patri archal grandfather what was a Ran ger, he will be told that he was a nondescript animal which roamed the wilds in search of will-o'-the. wisps, and generally found them. The Star inferentially lectures the Epitaph and Democrat for declaring in favor of Oury for Congress before the nomination is made. We feel obliged, as no doubt Masterson does, for so much gratui tous advice from the gentleman of the Star, but, as a matter of prefer ence, we shall continue to paddle our own canoe. Apropos, of the ques tion of candidates, it has been sug gested that the Star has latterly lean ed toward Dibble, for Congress, but as that gentleman is a Republican and Barret a sterling Democrat, the report can be nothing but a bass slander. Arctic Xavlfffttlou. Pout Townsejjd, June 21. Tiie revenue cutter Corwin arrived this morning from St. Lawrence Bay, via Sitka, with Master Waring, Ensign Storey, Engineer Scanen, Drs. Janes and Costello and 27 petty officers and seamen of the. late United States ship Rodgers. Commander Berry.