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EPITAPH. -IV. NO. 15. TOMBSTONE. COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA, OCI'OBEIt, 28, 1882. FIVE DOLLARS A ER b i POJtlEK'S PLATITUDES. The Itepuultruu CoiigreHBlonal Xoui lne CoufruuiH a IoiuIimioiio Au dience the second lime "Sound nnd Fury Msulfviuc Xolhlns" Other Candidate to the Front. The "trooly loil" demonstration last evening was !i rather dismal failure. Not- withstanding tho herculean efforts of tho part- bosses, who weie busy all day yesterday-'muking preparations for the. event, uot u spark of enthusiasm could bo evolved from the peopic. The conven tioual bonfire was lighted in the street near the, hall, while the baud, followed by ft huge transparency announcing the gath ering of the clans, was tent reconnoitering through tho highways and byways of the city, and in this manner quite a crowd colkcted at the hall, nearly half lis many as were present at tho latu democratic rat ification meeting. The audience iucludod quite a nnmber of ladies, u good many democrats anil a large percentage of idlers 71I10 nvrc: present simply from curiosity. At 7:30 o'clock Judge Porter, escorted uy h guard of lienor which by tho way, has kept pretty close watch over the distin guished gentleman since his latest arrival in our city preceded by the band playing it lively air, marched into the hall. Al though the room was pretty well filled, a PROFOUND 8ILEXCK was olstfrveil by tho assembled crowd and not a demonstration of applause was made us ihe oralor ol the evening advanced to the platform. The committee had a p. pointed a long list of vice-presidents to give tone to the proceedings, but the large majoritj of those appointed were con spicuous onl5" by their absence. Among those not present were A. II. Stebbins, E. B. Gage, Josiah 'White, John K. Parrel, Dr. Matthews, J. II. Vizina, Captain Sea uiaus.T. A. Atchis'm, J. M. Nash, Thomas Moses nnd numerous other gentlemen of .standing and influence In the community. "Webster Street, chairman of tho repub lican central committee, called the meet ing to order, nnd stated ihat Judge Porter, the republican nominee for congress, would ap e.tr tnfore ft Tombstone audience for lie second time on that occasion. The judge being introduced, ad. vanced to the front of the platform, mi list a faint ripple ot applause. His friends in this city have heretofore claim ed that one good leason for his election is the fact that he is an eloquent and forcible speaker, but the address of last evening certainly did not substantiate this claim. The only tiling remarkable about it was a small piece of arrant but peifectly TRANSPARENT DEMAOOOISM. Tho speaker letcrrcd to tho fact of n laige percentage of tho Irish people be longing to tho democratic parly, and then procceled to explain the extreme love and reverence the pany of great moral ideas cntcitaincd tor everything pertaining to the land of the shamrock. He referred to Hon. Q. II. Oury's record in congress, and made the stereotyped but untrue statement that our delegate had accomplished noth ing during his term. This campaign fab rication was refuted to the satisfaction of everybody in Mr. Oury's address at the democratic ratification meeting. The speaker referred to his rcsigunth n of the office of district judge of the tenitory. He attempted to give a satisfactory explau ation of why he resigned ; but it is only a statement of tho nakid fact to say he failed completely. He did not deny that there were gravo charges pendirig against him In the department of justice which he would have had to answer had he not very opportunely resigned. He simply stated tlnit If those charges were pending, lie re ceived no o'.llcial notification of the fact. The s.uaker, in rcfcriing to the Indian question, surprised his hearers by claim ing that the' policy of lemoving them from the territ ry was EXCLUSIVELY HIS OWN. He stated tU't since ho had promulgated his method i f dealing with the Apaches, he had been in constant receipt of con gratulatory advices from capitalists and leading citizens of the country. Judge Porter must indeed have formed a low cs tlmate of the intelligence of n Tombstone audience when he sought to impose on their credulity with such absuid state ments as the foregoing. The removal pol. icy has been almost continuously advocat ed ly the press of tho territory for the past four years, as scores of his hearers last night very well knew, and further more Delegate Onry has labored faith fully during ills term to accomplish that very risult. The speaker, after touching supcificially upon the land grant ques tion and sevcinl other topics, concluded with a carefully-prepared peroratiun, which, in a l.tcrary tense, was not entirely without merit. Judge II. C. Dibble was the n-xt speaker. He gracefully waved the sarguinary. garment which in years past has lormed tho sole stock in trade of the " trooly loil," and gctt'njr DOWN TO LOCAL POLITICS, declared that the voters ol both parties should stick to their party nominees. He said that when a candidate was erected on a party ticket, the party was held rcspousi. bio for his official conduct, while in the ca30 of an "indepcnilint" no one is re sponsible for the faithful discharge of Ills duties; and as a consequents the public good was bcit subserved by entrusting to one of tho great political organizations the de.-tinics of the county, tenitory anil nation. Tho Judge's remarks weie re ceived with niaiked demonstrations of ap proval by the audience Lytlleton Price, candidate for district at torney, lollowcd ina brief address in which he demonstrated that a gentlemanly cam paign is possible even in Arizona, and that he and Mark Smith, hisopponent, are conducting such a one at present. T. J. Drum, W. II. Savage and J. L. Waul each spoke his little piece without adding any thing rartlculnrly t the literature, of tho campucn. The chaliman stated tint Mpor Carr was prevented from being present by serious Illness, and a note from his honor was lead, in which ho endorsed all that wa said by the speakers during the evening, and expressed a hope of be. ing convalescent in a few days by tho help of God Almighty and the doctors. Three not very enthusiastic cheers were given for the ticket, after which the assem blage dispersed, the general impression being that the proceedings ns a whole, had been remarkably "Hat, stale and unprofita ble." GONE ! Xlne I'riHonerx Unexpectedly J.eave ror 1'nrtn Unknown 3Iurphy, Moyer nnd tJIbson Hid tinodby to Tucfton. Tucaon Star, Oct. 21.) The city was startled last evening by the report that nine of the most notoiious pris- oners in tho county jail had escaped. It took but a few minutes for the news to spread through every thoroughfare, and soon tho coutt house was surrounded by an excited crowd of anxious questioners. The report was true. The story of the delivery as told a Star representative, by the jailer, furnishes nil the salient details. He stated that about half-past six olclock, John Murphy, who was locked in a cell on the lower floor with Mover and Gibson, was apparently taken quite sick, aud when discovered by the jailor, was endeavoring to vomit. lie begged to be allowed to pass into the water-closet situated in the corridor, and about ten feet from the cell door. This was granted, and ho probably remained there about live minute?, when he called to the guard to be admitted back to the cell, which, in tho meantime, had been locked. The jailor, who was entirely alone, passed through tho outer iron door, leaving it un locked, and turning the key of the cell door opened it to admit Murphy. At this moment the prisoner grabbed his right arm with one hand, with tho other covered uis mouth, saying: "I am sorry, George, but I have to do it.". GIBSON IN A FLASH was op the officer, and pulled him into the cell. While oue of tho trio was unlocking the other three cells in the hall, thereby liberating six other prisoners, two were busily engaged in tying and gagging the jailer. They forced a towel into his mouth, tying it back of his neck while his arms were thrust through the iron burs and bound witli a towel on the outside. One of tho pirty, presumably Moyer, secured his revolver, which was carried in a back pocket. The men .then closed the cell door, looked it, but leaving the key in the lock. The parlies then proceedcJ to the jailer's office, secured .the key to an iron door in the rear of the corral, and passing through the side door of the jail building, quickly REACHED THE OPEN LOT HACK, which led to Church street. Their move ments after that are unknown to the oil, ci.ils. Tho jailer stated that it could not have been over twaminutes from the time ho was first assailed to the time the fugi. tives passed out. In a few minutes after ho was lelt alone he succeeded in disen gaging his hands, and reaching through the bars, easily unlocked the cell door; running through the main hall of the building, lie encountered Janitor George Hand and his assistaut, A. J. Grecnough, who were talking on the front steps. To them lie gave the alaroi, and they at once started down town to inform the police. Sheriff Paul is confined in bed, suffering from a severe attack of malarial fever. Under-Shcriff Ward organized a posse at once, and by eight o'clock had men scour ing tho country, hut the general belief is that the prisoners had anticipated an es cape, nnd ha'l friends outside with horses and arms. Hence there is little possibility of their being overtaken. THE FUGITIVES. Murphy, Moyer and Gibson, charged with the murder of Levy, are too well known hcie, to need description. D. a. West over, indicted for grand 1 rceny, is about 5 feet eight inches in height, weighs 185 pounds, of light complexion, lias curly hair, and mustache. Is not over 22 years old. Tim Huilv, sentenced to 20 years for murder at Tar Flat, is uot over S feet seven; complexion dark, with grey mus tache; weighs ICO pounds; aged about 09 years. James Casey, indicted tor robbery near Calabasas, is nearly (5 feet high; weight 1?0 pounds; complexion sallow; no beard; aged 25 or 20. James A. Morton, indicted for murder in the Santa Ritas, stands 5 feet: com. plcxion light, with mustach, of similar shade; weight 1150 pounds; aged about 28 vci.rs. Pat.- Malioucy, under indictment for highway robbery, near U.ilabasas, is not over 25 years old ; lias smqoih face notice, ably tanned, and nust weigh about 155 pounds. Charles French, indicted for robbing U. S. maiN near Camp Apache, lias very dark complexion with mustache and goatee; weighs about 135 pounds and is about 5 feet seven inches high. Tho Board of Supervisors have offered $000 reward for the capture of the parties. .1 Hectlcu of the Lmr From the largo number of voters rcgif tcred in Tombstone, it is probable the crowd around the polling places on elect ion day will greatly impede voters, and in view of this the following section of the election law should be rigidly enforced: "No person shall approach the polling stand nearer than filty feet for the purpose of electioneering or soliciting votes, or distributing tickets at any election, while the polls are open; ami it shall be the duty ot the constable of each precinct to see that tliis law is enforced; and in case no constable be present at the opening of the poMs, it shall be tho duty of the board of judges of election to appoint a special constable for that purpose, who shall have, during the day of election, all the powers of a peace officer duly elected or appointed, and who shall be entitled to receive five dollars for his services duiing the day of election, together with the fees allowed by law in cases of arrest, such payment to bo mado from the county treasury as other similar payments are made." A Card To THE VOTEIM OF CoCHIHI! COUNTY: I find that parties interested in the result of the approaching election nre contin ually circulating a report to the effect that I have or am about to withdraw front the canvass for she rill". I have this to say: The report is entirely without foundation. I propose to remain in the field until the election Is over, although I know it is the earnest wish and desire of certain parties that I withdraw. ,L. W. CAiut. BOLAN'S BOOM. The Democratic Nominee for Joint Conncilinnii De fines His Position. A tilear, Couci.se and Forcible Declaration of Sound Dem ocratic Principles. According to announcement, Hon. Peter J. Bolun, candidate for joint councilman for Cochise and Graham counties, last night addressed the people of Tombstone at Schictl'eliu hall. At the appointed hour the hall was filled wilii a large crowd of citizens, umong whom were a number of ladies. The speaker of the evening was c-;orted to the hall, preceded by the Tpmb stone band, and ascended the platform ac companied by the following gentlemen: Judge Berry, chairman of the county cen tral committee; D. A. Moriarly, candidate for the assembly; Mark Smith, candidate for district attorney; Ben Goodrich, candi date for county treasurer; M, E. Joyce, chairman of the board of supervisors; Judge J. S. Brittnin, of Bisbce; Judge B. L. Peel, candidate for probate judge; Geo. II. Stevens, of Graham county; Hon. Harry Woods, E. II. Smith and othcis. The speaker was introduced by Judge Berry, and after a round of hearty ap plause he commenced by stating that it was proper for the people to require of their candidates an exposition of their views and the formulation of Ihe princi pics which would govern them should they be elected. But notwithstanding this, the speaker was somewhat surprised to find that not one ot his opponents had thus far ventured to put himself on record on any of the many qnestionsof vital inter est In the people .For himself.Iie proposed to define his position exactly, nnd while perhaps his views might not meet Ihe ap pioval of all his hearers, yet when he con eluded they would at least have the satis faction of knowing where lie stocd. One of the most impoitant matters to come be fore the next legislative assembly was the establishment of a SYSTEM OF COUNTY COURTS. At. present, owing to the great number of cases coming before our district courts, tedious and vexatious delay was almost invariably experienced in bringing crim inal and civil cases to trial. This could be remedied, and a greater measure of justice be rendered to the unfortunate, by the es tablishment of county courts with juris diction in nil criminal cases except mur der, and in civil cases for all amounts below a certain fixed sum. If it was con sidcred too great a burden for a single county to sup or. a court of this kind, the counties could bo grouped into districts, and the expense thus divided. The judges of these courts should also be e'ected by the people, and thus they would feel their responsibility,-and be directly amenable to the power which created them. Another snbject which urgently demanded the at tention of the next legislature, and which the speaker, should he be elected, would earnestly endeavor to accomplish, was the enactment of a law to prevent a repetition of the late glarjng census frauds. He charged that the republican party of Yava pai was directly responsible for the frauds there committed. It had indorsed the man who committed them by nominating him to the best office within its gift. Cochise county was the greatest sufferer from these frauds. Under n fair and honest census this county would have at least three coun cilmen and six members of the assembly. The speaker PROPOSED AS A HEMEDT for a repetition of these frauds that the next legislatur should make the apportionment for the 13th legislature on a basis of the pros, cnt registration. He devoted considerable at. tcntton to the railroad question, premising that what he would say might be in con flict with the letter ol the democratic plat form adopted at Phcnix, but he was sure it was in harmony with the spirit of the party in Arizona. Railroad companies were created and endowed with certain powers and privileges by Jaw, and yet the astounding doctrine had been promul gated that they could not ho regulated and controlled by the power which brought them into existence. Tins claim was simply preposterous. Railroads had ccr tninly been of great benefit in opening up and developing our territory, but when. they began to assume themannersot mas ters of the piople it was time to call a halt. It was not impairing the nature of the contract to pass a bill regulating freights and fares, which should be le duced to a minimum, while allowing a fair rate of interest on the capital in vested. The Southern Pacific did not bui'.d its line through our territory for the benefit of the people. We simply chanced to be on the natural highway between San Francisco and New Orleans. The time had arrived when discrimination in freights MIOULI) 11E PREVENTED by legislative cuactment. To illustrate the injustice of the present freight sched ule, he referred to the charges on ore. The agents of the company first ascertained the value of the oie, and freight was charged in accordance therewith. This was manifestly wrong and unjnst. It cost the company the same to transport a ton of ore a given distance, whether its value was $100 or $1,000. Asa matter of fact, this unjust discrimination amounted to an ad valorem tax on the products trans ported. It had been stated that the speak er, if elected, would work in opposltiun to the interests of Cochise county. He pro nounced this statement unqualifiedly false and unwarranted, and referred to his rec ord In the last legislature as a representa tive from Maricopa county. It had also been claimed that he would endeavor to dismember Cochise county by giving a strip of her territory to Graham. This was untrue. The people of Graham do not wish their boundaries extended. They only desire to bo left alone, to dwell in peace and harmony with their pei sh ore. The speaker observed that sevcial members ef the press were pesent. They would undoubtedly hunt up and criticise his past record, whieh was perfectly proper for them to do. But he would forestall them in at least one particular by confessing the head and front of his offending. In the last lcgisla- tute ho voted for the repeal of the bullion tax. He was not ashamed to acknowledge it, and under the same circumstances would again vote the same way. He be lieved Till' MILLION TAX WAS UNJUST and discriL mating as it formerly stood on the statute. It provided that the net pre cctiu of mi'i!, w'.'ere the ore averaged over a certain" figure, should bo taxed. Now some ol the most profitable mines in the territory produced ore of so low an average that their net proceeds escaped taxation entirely. This was the case with the Vulture, of Maricopa count3-, aud the Silver King, of Pinal. He was in lavor or the mining interest bearing its just burden of taxation, but did not think the old bullion tax law accomplish, ed that lesuit. The speaker was aware that what he said would be severely crit clscd by his opponents, but the people should be.u- in mind that he had at least dealt ( aididly with them. Ho was the first to define his position publicly, and what ever was the result of his candidacy the people of Graham county would always kindly remember the generosity of the democrats of Cochise in yielding to them the nomination for the important pjsition of joint councilman. The speaker rcfer led to a scurrillous article in an evening paper, and said that his record and char acter weie LEOITIMATE SUBJECTS OF CRITICISM, but the gentleman who bad accompamed liim to Tombstone aud was included in the attack, was here in the capacity of a private citizen, and certainly deserved to be treated with at least common courtesy, as he was known and respected through out the territory for his many sterling qualities. He thanked the audieuce for the attention shown him, but attributed it more to their respect for the people of Graham county than to any personal re gard for Ihe speaker. At frequent intervals during the delivery of Mr. Bolan's eloquent and forcible ad dress, the approval of his hearers was manifested by outbursts of cheers and applause. He evidently made a deep and lasting impression on his audience, and the manly stand he took on the leading questions before the people undoubtedly will draw many votes from the opposi tion. When he had concluded, three cheers were given for the democratic ticket, and the assemblage dispersed. TERRITOIUAL TOPICS. Arizona coal sells lor 7 and $7.50 a ton in Albuquerque. There are 800 names on the great regis ter of Pinal county. Phcnix is said to be lull of mining men, and mining negotiations are pending and being consummated in all directions. The total registration of Maricopa county is 1,152, ot which 759 is credited to Phenix. Of foreign born there arc 250, leaving 89G natives. Work is being pushed on the Wade Hampton mine in the Black Hil's dis trict. The Hampton is one of the best copper properties in Arizona. The Orizaba mine, Casa Grande dis trict, owned by John Krom, averages about $500 to the ton, nnd is being shipped to San Francisco for reduction. A larger acreage will be planted next year in the Salt river valley than ever be fore. The farmers arc now busy prepar ing their lands for next year's crop. An Arkansas man has taken the mai contract from Phenix to McDowell, for a trifle over a thousand dollars. The service can never be performed for that money. Sam Morrison, a miner, at woik on the Red Rover mine in Maricopa county, drank a Urge quantity of ammonia which resulted in death two or three days alter wards. 9 Geo. E. Ralph, who wagered a few days ago that he could walk the distance be tween Prescott and the Dosoris camp in three hours, accomblishcd the feat in two hours and fifty-scveu minutes. The best known mine, and the one winch first brought the Casa Grande dis trict into prominence, is the Yckol, sit uated about 31 miles south of the railroad. Owners, Brady and Walker. This mmo has shipped about $10,000 up to dale. Samuel Oatcs, u miner on the Silver King mine, met with a fearful accident last week; a stone fell from above, crush, ing one of his feet; It had to be amputated; then as gangrene set in, it was found mc cssary to amputate the leg. He is doing as well as can be expected undci'stich cir cumslanccs Vindicated. An exchange says General Carr has not only been vindicated by the court of in quiry, but highly co-riraended for his prompt arrest of the medicine man. The court adds: "Considering all the facts in the case, and Ihe gallant conduct or Colo nel Carr when the moment for prompt ac tion arried, the charges and specifications embraced in this inquiry should not, in the opinion ot the court, have been made the subject of a trial by courtmartial.'' Wonder it Willcox'scnduct in the Apache campaign of 1881 could have withstood such careful scrutiny!1 THE BONANZAS. A Complete Review ol the Various Mine in the Tombstone IHstrlRt. We have nothing new to chronicle this week, although many uf the mines enum erated below are looking better than at the date of our last report, Among the stand, aril dividend-payers nothing of an Interest ing character can be looked for until oper ations are inaugurated which will carry the work of exploration below the water line. This we are led to believe will soon be done in both the Contention and the Grand Central, and we are of the opin ion that they will be amply repaid for the expense necessarily incurred. Below we present a full aud accurate account of the work performed for the week ending last evening. CONTENTION CONSOLIDATED. About all the work in the mine is being done in the stopes. Above the 500-foot level, very little prospecting or develop ment work is being carried on. If the company conclude to put in heavy pumps and continue on down, a larger force than heietofore worked will be engaged. The two winzes on the COO level are down at the water level, C24 feet from the surface. Ship about the same nmount of ore to the mill as heretofore. The old ore house is full to ovei flowing, the yield from the western surface stopes adjoining the Grand Central line being much larger than was expected. The first estimate placed it nt about 300 tons, but as the Icdgo is nearly, if not quite, 40 feet wide, it will far exceed that amount. OH 1ND CENTRAL. The only point of interest to note is the striking of a 12 foot ledge of good rail ing ore, about four feet .from the west line in the drift, running to connect with the Naumkeag. This is virgin ground, having never been prospected, and this discovery is full of promise and encour agement. There is nothtng new to re port on the COO level, the condition of the drift and crosscut remaining about the same. The stopes are looking better than at our last report. The ore is some what softer and the October shipment will equal, if not exceed, the largest amount ever milled. The daily ship ment averaging 90 tons. WINFIELD. The main shaft is down 170 feet, and the second shaft 120 feet. Ten men are em ployed. This is one of the mines that has paid its way from the grassroots down. Last month 25 tons of ore was worked, battery assays showing its value to vary from $190 to $340 per ton. It has a horse whim and the necessary workshops. Some ot the ore is being sacked and reduced at the Boston mill. They are still sinking. A crosscut has been run 45 feet west and 10 feet east from the shaft. The rock is all mineralized. The ledge is wll defin ed varyingin width from 8 to 20 inchts. There is a good porphyry foot wall. WEST SIDE is looking very well. The work of tim bering the new working shaft is progress, ing rapidly. New hoisting works will be erected within the next sixty days. The engine has been ordered and will be on the ground in about thirty days. The stopes are looking well, and shipping two loads of ore per day, averaging some 21 tons. The Goodenougb. and Combination ship an equal nmount, making the daily shipments about 50 tons. The furnaces have not yet been started up, owing to an inadequate supply of coke. Arrange ments have, however, been made to secure it from both San Francisco and Trinidad, DEAN ItlCIIMOND. They arc running a drift on a ledge 8 or 9 feet wide, all in ore, on all sides. About 200 tons of ore aro on the dump. There is actually no waste rock. This claim, which was formerly the well-known Old Bronkow mine, and over the title at least sixteen men have lost their lives, is now being worked for the first time for many years, the present owners having been fortunate enough to secure a United States patent. Charleston folks look to big de velopments in this property, and the pros pect ot the erection of a mill at an early date is being talked about. TONBSTONE M. & Jf. CO. In the Goodenougb the main work is confined to following tho ore vein from the main incline, whose discovery was mentioned in our last report. Consider--able work is also being done in the old stopes. At the combination a fair quantity of ore is being extracted, which was passed over in the earlier -workings of the mine. The large ore bin has been taken down and will be removed to the Lucky Cuss,from which mine manganese is being extracted for the use of the smel ter at the mill. Tho LITTLE DEVIL. A vertical shaft is being sunk rapidly in ore. The winze from the west drift has been sunk ten feel in solid ore of fine quality during the past week. Until the shaft reaches a depth of thirty leet below the present point there can be no exten sive developments made in the ore body, but at present all tends to a boranza of considerable extent. The ore dump is a sight well worth seeing and for richness is probably unsurpassed by nny in the vicinity. The ore is coated with horn silver. FAIIt VILLA. Sinking the winze below the 100-foot level was entirely suspended Monday in consequence of too strong a flow of water, as no work could be carried on with prof it. Sinking the main shaft is vigor ously carried on with additional foice, and six feet added to the 100-foot level. Will be driven to level of winze to its present depth, 30 feet, when connection will be made for drainage and pumps placed in main shaft to clear the water trom the workings. Everything in good shape about the mine. Working night and day. SAN PEDRO. Main shaft. Have suspended sloping ore on the 220-foot level in the southeast drift in consequence of bad a.r. A fine body of ore running up in the backs. Are driving the 100-foot level with all pos sible speed in a southcily direction to over cut it. Northwest crosscut on the 200 loot level is in 215 feet from shaft. The face of the drift is "highly mineralized, in places making cracks containing chlo ide ore. Shaft No. 2. Down 42 feet. The ledge is getting wider between the walls. Quality of ore unchanged. EMPIRE. The slope, from the 400 to the 300 level where the principal work is being done, is up 80 feet following the vein of ledge matter. The hanging wall is composed of soft porphyry, while the foot-wall is lime- stone and porphyy. Some very fine ore is being extracted from the 300 level, be tween four and five tons of ore being taken out per day. No ore being shipped at present, and only such hoisted as is en countered in the work of development. INOERSOLL CONSOLIDATED. The force at the mine has been some what decreased. Sloping about the Uiual quantity of ore. A trial shipment has been made to the Benson smelter. As in the near future the management intend to have steam hoisting works, it will be some time before :i full complement of men is put on and the resources of the mine brought to light. It is also stated that 1,000 tons of ore will be worked at the Girard mill. bXDNEY. The Sydney company have been steadily at work for the last two months, and at a depth of 200 feet they have run a level connecting with the Grand Central works, and are also drifting south on a splendid ore body measuring 4 feet 6 inches across at 200 feet, and averaging $93 per ton. There is. no further doubt as to the Syd- ncy being the same lode as the Grand Central. WAY UP. The work of development progresses as rapidly as the nature of the ground will permit. The main drift is promising in appearance, while the ore from the main incline levels and stopes continues high grade. The Girard mill will clean up to-day on the last run of ore. The result, judging from battery sam. pies, cannot but be satisfactory. HEAD C3NTEK. The main work is confined to the ground between the third level and the surface. The stopes from the several levels, are looking tine and yielding about 15 tons of ore per day. But very little prospecting is being done. The mill runs -on ore during the day, and op the tailings at night. OLD aUAHD. The shaft is 235 feet deep. On the 90 foot level are driving southeast drift in search of hanging wall. The prospecis-of this mine continue to be favorable. A whim will shortly be erected, when hoist ing ore will be once more commenced. KNOXVILLK. Work is steadily progressing. Shipping to the mill about fourteen tons of ore daily. The working shift is down about 90 feet. On reaching the 200 level will connect with the workings. Hoisting works are soon to be erected. HORSESHOE. The northwest drift on the 225-foot level is in over 130 feet. Formation as last re ported. Still in hard blue quirtzite high'y mineralized with iron pyrites. Progress is necessarily slow. COPrEROPOLIS (bishee). The shaft is being timbered with nil possible speed. Expect to resume sinking about the 1st proximo. TURQUOIS DISTRICT. From th is outlying camp yesterday favor able reports came to us through .Mr. J. D. Power, superintendent of the Last Chance, which is still being worked successfully. He reports that property in an excellent conditioii and worked steadily, but by a much smaller force than heretofore. As the end ol the year approaches, consider able assessment work has been and is be ing executed oil surrounding locations. Among those which open out well, under such work, he particularly noticed the Whoop-Up, owned by John M. Collins, the original locator ond owner of the Last Chance, adjoining, and who is now, with commendable energy, pushing ahead this year's assessment work upon it, and the General Hancock and the Queen. Such men as Mr. Collins merit success, from the fact that Ue is an industrious prospector, and goes ahead with a will developing the properties he has honestly located and spent money upon. MINING NOTES. State of Main is sinking on the ledge. Six men employed. C. O. D. is still working. Intend in creasing the force of men in a few days. Roadside is putting up a boarding house, and expect to work a full force of men shortly. At the Eagle eight men arc working. The new whim is nearly completed. Pro gress satisfactory. The Franklin, belonging to the Ran dolph company, is working twelve men, hoisting, silting and sacking ore. Three Brothers has been leased for a period, and has commengpl work, and are getting out some good ore with good prospects ahead. Sultana is showing up well. Four well defined ledges run through the cnt'ue length of tho claim, and judging from tlie quality of ore on the dumps points to this being a good property. At the Randolph, yesterday was pay day; twelve men working; a draft of five men having taken place two days ago The mine seems to come up to th? own er's wishes, and the prospxts are flat tering. Guelph Consolidated Mining Co. Shaft down 58 feet; running a diift 27 feet west, cross-cutting ledge; have cut through hanging wall, and are 20 feet In ledge matter; have strut k a stratum of fair manganese ore ; two men working. Columbia, Clipper No. 2 Consolidation The prospects of the trouble as to own ership having been satisfactorily settled by a mutual compromif e, these properties be ing the first extension of the Randolph mine, will ere long rank in value with the aforementioned mine. INCORPORATED. The Little Devil Silver Mining Company was organized under the laws of New York on September 20, 1S82. with a cap. ital btock of 200,000 shares, of a par value of $10 each, and the Little Devil mine hes been conveyed to the company. Its cor porators in New York are II. A. Tweed, Charles A. Stover and U. T. Hungerford, all gentlemen prominent in business cir cits there. The officers ol the company arr Charles A. Stover, president; Francis G. Burke, of this city, vice-president; U. T. Hungerford, secretary nnd treasurer; H. A. Tweed, auditor, and F. L. Austin, of Fort Lowell, manager. One-quarter of the capital st' ck'has been set aside for working purposes and the whole of It is unassessable. From the present develop ments of the mine it bids fair to prove a large bullion producer. The personnel of the directorship ensures vigorous nnd economical management. . To the l'ubllc. Editor Epitaph : It has been stealthily whispered around that if I am elected I would displace all the teachers in the county, and import teachers from Call, fornia. I first heard of this slander in Bisbec, and while there I visited the school and learned from the teacher who started the damaging slander. I would give the name of the vile slanderer but he is a can didate, and it might be said that I did it to injure him. He lives in Bisbce. Since my return from Bisbec 1 have heard that the same thing lias been whispered in TomPstone. I cannot trace this falsehood to its origin here, but pronounce it a base lie, emanating from a low, contempt ible source. I am not acquainted with a dozen teachers in California, and they are all occupied, and I doubt if any of them could be induced to leave their present po sition. I consider the teachers in Arizona (so far as I am acquainted with them) equal to the teachers of any State, and they de. serve especial credit and consideration for bravely coming into this new and danger ous country to follow their useful and hop. orable calling. Having lived on the frontier much of my life, no one is better prepared to appreciate the noble man and woman, who will forego the case and com foitof old countries, and brave-tho trials and hardships of a new territory. I am satisfied my competitor will not contenance any dirty slander of this kind, hence I exonorate' uini from .all connec tion with it. B. L. Peel. Tombatone. October 25. Death of au Honored Citizen. Last evening, at the residence of Thomas Dunbar, on Fifth street, John McKenzie, an old and well known resident of Arizo na, breathed his last. For the past two weeks he had been n patient sufferer from an acute form of typho-malarial fever, but, at last, his strong constitution and snperior physical frame was compelled to succumb to the inexorable laws ef nature. Few men in Cochise county possessed more stanch friends than the deceased, won to him by the generous impulses of his nature, and his rigid adherence to integri. ty in all of his business dealings. He was till tty-ci ght years of age, was born in Nova Scotia, and leaves a modest competency to his sorrow-stricken widow, which he ac cumulated by years of hardy toil. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. Dunbar, to-day, at four o'clock p. m. In his death the county has lost a worthy citizen. The ailnlns Industry. Mr. A. M. Lawvcr, representing the mint bureau of the treasuiy dcpaitment at Washington, is now in the city and will remain for some weeks. Mr. Lawvcr Is here for the purp se of reporting upon the facts connected with the production of the precious metals, and the mineral resources of Ai izonr.. It is hoped that mine owners, superintendents of mines, or those having reliable information to impait upon the subject will not fail to place such inform ation before him so that we may be fully accurately represented in the repoit of the director of the mint which is circulated all ovei this continent and in Europe. These reports are of great interest to the mining industry and to these looking for invest ment in mines. Mr. Lawver can be found at the San Jrse House or at the office of Filzhenry & Mansfield C. .1. Duval, Esq., the well known as- sayer and manager of the Bluestone and Reduction Works, of this city, di serves special mention for the skillful manner in which be has reduced about four tons of ore from the Little Devil mine. This ore consisted of three tons first-class nnd about one ton second-class, reduced solely to test its-Jworking qualities. Tne average assay value of the whole was $202.71 per ton, and the bar of biilln n produced from it is 980 fine and of the value of $1,004.55, being au extraction of 90 per cent of the assay value. A most, ci editable yield. Skill and cxperienca desiive success, and this wc bespeak lor the manager of the above reduction w rks. It is currently icported that Ike Isaacs is going to start a keno game at the re publican headquarters on Fifth stet. You can find five sleepers in a row al. most at any lime. Byroa B. will attend to tho rcgist-atWi of t"ic cards. If you tlunk t -:n is alum or amnion! in tho wate yoa are mistaken. It is only a wh'.tj film oer your ejef.