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-IV. NO. 15.
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
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
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
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
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.".
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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