Cortes bows out to avoid court hearing
Her withdrawal from the high-profile race was part of a deal she made to avoid having to face another court hearing on Friday in which more witnesses were expected to link her candidacy with Pearce supporters.
On July 19, 1902, Tombstone and Bisbee were finally linked by telephone. The mayors of the two towns, like all good politicians, were there for the ceremony. Abraham Hyman Emanuel, mayor of Tombstone talked with Mayor Josiah Muirhead of Bisbee and at 8 p.m. that evening in the first long distance call between the two communities.