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Volume XXIX, No, 34,
N BKrNrHM I
Miner Hicks, Imprisoned for
Sixteen Days in Caved Jn
Tunnel, Rescued at Last.
PATHETIC SCENE IN
THE EDISON TUNNEL
doctor and Superintendent the
fust to Gieet Hicks, Who Is
Appai entry None the Woise
'oi Long Imprisonment.
t oii.ited Tress.
"iiKMIsf'IKM. C.il., December 2.1.
! ks h.is released at 11:25 lust night.
in. list cut on the second rail was
i. .i it 11 12 p. in. and no sooner was
enioved and the way loft open to
-mine Hicks than he began to scrape
. i the rocks and dirt mid to crawl
.ward the opening. With arms in front
.' Ins lie.nl he went into tho miniature
iiniiiel and began to work his nay out
si. w through to tho other side of the
. . lien he had progressed about
lint wav he stopped and Superintendent
h rink Miller, who stood at the tube at
(lit niniith of the shaft iiumcdintclv
i illed ami asked what was the matter.
Pulled Out of Tomb
Oh, nothing," Ilioks called back,
1 in just going to stop. I 'm out of
mud. mv wind is very short, yon
know " Then the man of iron moved
i few inches further towards freedom
mil his arms w.ero seized by Dr.
Minelifield and Miner Gents. The two
erting all their strength pulled the
miner out into the tunnel, whore he was
placed in a sitting position. Tho blindfold
had been removed, as the tunnel
as lighted by candles and the light
is very dim.
"How Are You, Old Boy?"
Vnd there a hundred feet from the
ue of the mountain and within a step
' where the miner had lain entombed
nearly sixteen long dnvs thore
urred a pathetic scene. Dr.
with tears in his eyes and with
ins hands laid affectionately on Hicks'
uoulders, said, "Well, how are you,
hi boy!" and there wero tears in the
s of Hicks as well the only tears
i hae shown there in all the days
and nights he was entombed as he
'plied, I am feeling fine. I ean never
'Hank you, doc, for what you hate
A Pathetic Scene
Vnd then camo Superintendent Cone,
m man who has stajed by the work
ght and day, neglecting every inter
personal and of his company as
well, to aid in the rescue of tho miner.
He camo forward and took Hicks by
-' i) of his hands and said, "I am
'iad to see you again, old man."
Hicks, with voice choked with emo
nn attempted to thank him also for
Hi- efforts on his behalf.
He superintendent gn7ed steadfastly
Hicks for a moment and then, unable
to speak further, he turned and
walked out of the tunnel and up the
Tirst Ohew Was Sweet Morsel
iUKEHSFirj.f), Dec. 22, 8:15 p. in.
rn phvsicinn nt Edison has reached
u.ier tho car which protects Hicks and
taken his temperature, which was
hi nil to bo normal. His pulse is a lit
VV hen the first of the rescuing force
-' -k hands with Hicks the miner said
ii.( the toui.li of human hands was the
(in. it Hfiisation he ever felt. His sat
"' i 'urn was great when a plug of to
a. i was passed him and he pro
hi ii oil tho first chew a sweet morsel
suu riutendent Cone says it will yet
;k three hours to get Hicks into the
' ' tunnel.
Hicks Calm aud Clear Headed
livKKRSKIELD, Cal., December 22.
Vt lu o'clock tonight it is believed
' rtinp Edison that Hicks will bo res
i bj midnight. Tho work of saw
"U 'he rails of tho track in two is prov
k ' be n lnborious and tedious job,
r,i first rail has already been cut away,
" n sawing the second one it was nee
" n In cut through the pipo that sup-
1 i Hicks with milk and which is lo
l just undor tho flango of tho rail.
rti impeded work somowhat and it is
hi ved that it will yet requlro nn hour
" i half to got the second rail out
' he way.
'" all gnthorcd about tho car, Hicks
' e coolest, Looking boncath the
no can seo Hicks plainly, and he
' es no sign of pxcltcmont. He
to the workmon deliberately and
am.iy advising with them ns to the
'"" method of proceeding, and show"
,race of the excitement that a man
" ' naturally fcol whose life depends
i" tho outcomo of the operation.
is observed that Hicks' position is
that as soon as the opening b
"icncd he will be able lo square him-
' f with tho holo and be drawn through
i first. Ho is lying so that his head
v n.n to the front wheel of the car.
A Store for Keystone
B. Lawrence has completed
for tho erecting of a
' store building at tho Keystone
m nes on tho Wightman property. Tho
"oro will be a convenience for 2.)0
who are mining in that vicinity.
WANTED IN CHICAGO;
CAUGHT IN NEVADA
B Associated Press.
OVKLAND, Cnl.. December 22.- -Fred
Tnylor of Chicago was arrested t'lls
1 .r.... ii n .an..... imna Altnnmnl
lllUIUllJf, (II (1 .ailt' 11V41I XllUltlUUl, o.A
miles from here. A night 'h rido frow
Oakland to Altamont and tho tempo 1
rnry arrest of Taylor's wife horo prei
ceded the alleged fugitive's capture.
Taylor is wanted iu Chicago, accord
ing to detectives, whore ho is allege
to have embezzled $31,000 from tliU
Illinois Steel company while emplojed
us u bookkeeper.
Editor on Trial
Special to the Silver licit.
TOMBSTONE, Am., December 22.
1). V. Somplo, formerly editor of the
Uisbco Evening Miner, is on trial here
tonight for sending obseeno matter
through tho mails, on an indictment
brought by tho federal grand jury. The
case is attracting considerable, attention
in this section. Seiuple wai ar
rested several months ago at Manhattan,
Nov., whence ho hud gone after ho had
sold the Bisbeo Minor.
By Assoeiated Pros.
NEW YORK, December 22. Theie
was no change of consequence iu th
metal mnrkots today iu tho absence oi"
London cables. Copper was firm. Inki
quoted lit 2.T ."SO to 2.1.02i; electrolytic,
2.U2, to 2.W2k.; casting, 22.(1" ,& to
2.1 12 ..
Lend was firm at (U0 to 0 23.
bpelter firm at O.dO to 0.70.
Two Trains Collide Head On at
Harney, Nevada, Yesterday
Conductor Got Off Train to See
What Time It Was Both of
the Trains Ditched and Engines
Reduced to Scrap.
By Associated Press.
REXO, New. December 22. Twenty
passongcrs vvero fatally injured in a
head on collision on the Southern Pacific
railroad at Harney, Nev., nt
:4r o'clock this afternoon. A freight
train had stopped on the main lino while
the conductor, who knew the tri-weekly
special passenger was due, went to the
office telephone. As he was in the
the pnssengt r train going fifty miles
an hour crashed into tho freight. Tho
engineer on tho freight says the con
ductor's watch stopped and he did not
know what the time was. The conductor
nas as yet not roported.
Most of Injured In Smoker
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. December 2.1.
The wrecked passenger train was due
in this city at 12:50 o'clock today and
tho accident otiurred nt .1 o'clock in
the afternoon. The latest report from
Palisade, eight miles from the plnej
where the wreck occurred, is that both
trains wore ditched and the engines
totally demolished. Most of tho pas
sengcrs who wero injured wero in the
smoker and first day coach. Fivo of
the coaches of tho pissenger train loft
tho rails and the track was torn up
fur a hundred feet.
DAVIS AND SON
Found Not Guilty of Assault
with Deadly Weapon Anderson
The trial of John and Charles Davis,
who reside near Miami Flats, for assault
with a deadly weapon, was concluded
jestcrday morning when the
caso went to tho jury. Late in the
aftornoon tho jury returned to ask a
qucstiou of Judge Nave. It is not
known what tho question was, but
Judge Nnvo told tho jurors that owing
to a statute passed by somo Arizona legislature
he was not allowed to instruct
tho jury except nt tho time allowed by
law. Tho jury again retired and in a
few minutes returned with n verdict of
Tho trial of W, It. Andfrson, former
road ovorsoor for this district, on an
indictment charging the presentation
of a fnlso voucher, took up tho most of
tho day and was continued until Monday
morning. This case is attracting
considerable attention, owing to the
prominence of tho accused and the
chargo made against him. A largo number
of witnesses testified yesterday. Tho
territory is represented by District At
tornoy Edwards and Attorney Henry
and the defenso by Attorneys Weinbei
ger and Enwlins. Tho case will
go to tho jury Monday noon.
Henry B. Davis, tho negro indicted
for tho murder of State Jones about
ten weeks ago, was ordered by tho
court to bo taken to Solomonvlle, whero
ho will bo confined in tho flraham county
jail until tho June term of court,
when ho will be tried. This action was
taken on account of the condition of
tho Gila county jail, which is not con
sidered safe for a desperate prisoner.
jMiilMjjlSlllllMtiT t ifWje" .ftm,
wEt J. TBPirr "
jFive Foot Vein of Sulphides Is
Crosscut in Mallory Shaft of
Three Thousand Feet of Track
Already Laid A Proposed
Townsite Near the Mitchell
Smelter Rich Ore at Queen
A five-foot veiu of sulphide ore was
encountered iu a new crosscut on the
owest workings of the Mallory shaft of
ti'c Globe Consolidated jeslerdny. No
iisshjs hnvo been completed, but it is
ex pa ted that the ore will run from 3
to 5 per cent copper and very high in
milpliur. This is tho same vein which
was oteued before under the old Globe-Bohton
maiiiigemeut and its presence in
the new erossmt on the 400 level was
nntieipited. President Hovland stated
last oi ening that the strike is a sotino
of niurli encouragement to him and that
it W'll not be a great while before ore
are begun at the Mullory.
The new boiler which is being installed
will greatly expedite the work at the
Boad Nearlng Completion
With prompt arrival of material
which is now vvauting to complete the
railroad being constructed by tho Ari
zona Commercial company, the line will
be in operation within a few weeks,
according to Superintendent H. V.
Snell. Work was beguu on the steel
laving last Tuesday morning and already
3,000 feet of track have" been
spiked to the ties. Yesterday the Shay
locomotive which will haul ore trains
from the company's mines was put in
commission. No trial runs were made,
but steam was gotten up and the gear
put through its paces with good results.
Will Extend G. V..G. ti N.
Work is progressing rapidly at the
Mitchell smelter site and it is understood
that the Gila Valley, Globe i.
Northern will begin the construction
this week of the extonsion to the smelter.
It is very probable that a new
suburb of Globe will arise in the
of the smelter, as it has been unoffi
cially given out that the purchase of the
Fuller ranch Friday by Mosc Drachman
and other Tucson capitalists, in connection
with several mining claims, was
made with the ultimate view of converting
the ranch into a townsite.
There is l good water supply on the
ranch and ..t would make an ideal site
for a town. It is within easy walking
distance from tho Mitchell smelter site.
Klch Ore at Queen
Local stockholders of the Queen Mining
company received letters during the
last week from Superintendent Joe
Dnndhnuer nt Superior stating that he
had struck two and one-half feet of
solid glance in the shaft of the Queen
and that he could ship a car of the ore
to the smelter which would assay 00
por tent copper and one hundred ounces
Olobe Mining Company
There will bo a stockholders' meeting
of the (llobe Mining company in this
city .In unary S for the purpose of elect
ing directors and to tnke steps for the
active development of the properties
owned by the company. Judge J. F.
llechtiiinii is president of the company
and most of tho stockholders reside iu
Peter Hill Found Near Bisbee
with Bullet Through His
Special to Silver Bolt.
BISBEE, Ariz., December 22. Ptv
Hill, a familiar figuro around tho camp,
was found dead on the hill cast of South
Bisbeo Friday morning with a bullet
wound in the center of his forehead.
The bullet lodged in his skull. Tho theory
is that Hill was murdorcd at long
range or hit by a stray bullet fired in
that vicinity. Hill recently roturned
from San Francisco and was well
dressed when the body was found and
money and his gold watch were on his
Murdered by Mistake
BISBEE, Ari?., Dccombor 22. Chris
Hanson, who first reported the discovory
of Hill's body to tho officers was arrested
on n charge of murder this
after ho had given his testimony
the coroner. A warrnnt was sworn
out by Officer Humtn at Lowell for
The theory of the officers is that Hanson
killed Hill, mistaking him for a
Mexican whom ho had suspected of
stealing his burros. Hill was a mnn of
- . . J
By Associated Press.
TVER, Russia, December 22. Count
Alexis Ignntioff, councillor of empire
and formerly governor gonerul of Kiov,
Volhynia and Podolin, was nssasiunted
today in tho refreshment room of No
bles assembly hall. Tho man who killed
him endeavored -Ho commit suicide, but
was overpowered and arrested. His
identity has not been established.
TORREON, MEX., BANK
ROBBED OF $30,000
By Associated Press.
EL PASO, December 22. Tho
branch of tho Bank of Coahuila
at Torreou, Mexico, was robbed three
days ago of if30,000 in gold and bills.
News of the robbery was concealed in
tho hope of apprehending tho robber to
day. The bank officials will not tnlk
Mrs. Blaine Secures Divorce
By Associated Press.
YANKTON, S. I)., December 22.
Mrs. .lames G. Blaine, wife of a ton
of the late secrotnry of state, was granted
o divone hero tonight. The grounds
alleged in the conipaint were nun
EIGHT HOUR LAW
Government Contractor Fined
$500 Appeals to the
By Associated Press.
BOSTON, December 22. In the
United States circuit court today Judge
Dodgo fined William II. Ellis, a contractor,
$500 for violating the federal
eight-hour law in the construction of a
pier in the Charlestown navy yard. The
case will now go to the supreme court
chiefly on the constitutional question,
the defense contending that congress
has no authority to regulate tho hours
of labor on public works.
Has Best Chess Player
By Associated Press.
NEW YOKK, December 22. Colum
bia won tho championship today in the
fifteenth Jntercolleginfo . chess tourna
ment, in which Columbia, Harvard,
Princeton and Yale wero represented.
IN NOTED CASE
Epes Randolph and Associates
Secure Possession of Rich
El Tigre Mine
Special to the Silver Belt.
BLSBHE, Ariz., December 22. Todaj
at nooujhc Moxican judgo of tho court
of 'no fiist Sustain n Cananeu renders!
n decision in tho case of tho El
Tigre Mining company vk. tho Ensenndu
Mining company. The decision was nb
solutely in favor of tho Eiisennda company
ij every particular and tho court
ordered that possession of the mine be
delivered to tho Ensenada company
w if bin tho next fifteen days.
'."lie HiiHenada lompnny, which represents
a majority of the original owners
of thf property, claim that certain pay
men's duo the original owners wore not
mii.le in nceonlanco with ho contract
of sale. At ono time the Eiisennda company
seized tho mines, but tho Mexican
tourt dispossessed this company and
placed the El Tigre company in charge
of tho property. Thin Inst decision re
verses the former order. An appeal will
now be tnken by tho El Tigro company
to tho stnto supreme court nt
Epes Randolph of Tucson is tho pres
idont of the Eusenada company.
Two years ago the El Tigre Mining
company bought tho Tigro property
from tho original owners, tho Suits
brothers, B. F. Graham, Aex Grant and
sovora others, for $300,000, paying a
cortain su;r. of money iu the Jimo of the
transfer and contracting to pay tho
ir. installments at difforeni times
stated in the contract. .
Tho original owners, who aro also
interested in tho Eusenada Mining company,
sold to the latter an option on tho
remaining payments duo from tho El
When the time enmo around for a
final settlement, tho El Tigro officials
placed a sum of monoy amounting to
upwards of $223,00.0 in tho Miners and
Merchants bank of this city, as the
finnl payment for the proporty. When
tho Ensonada peoplo applied for tho
monoy n dispute arose, finally ending
in the beraklng off of all negotiations.
Tho Ensonada company then seized
tho mine, but whon the case was tried
in the court of tho first instance, tho
El Tigro peoplo were givon possession
of tho property, and their opponents
immediately nppealcd the caso to tho
supremo court of Mexico, whore is camo
up sovcral months ago, and the plea of
the appellants for a reversal of tho decree
of tho lower court and a now trial
of the case was granted.
'The outcomo of 4he case has" been
watched with greatintercst by mining
ii sHttMV Miri (4Mm.up
ALL NOW IDLE
Immense Loss May Result Because
of Strike in the Big
Nevada Gold Camp.
MORE DAYS TO LEASE
Leaseis Getting the Woist of
the Strike for $5 Wage-Expected
that New Schedule
Be Agreed on Soon.
By Associated Pross.
GOLnriELD, Nev., December 22.
Them wero no further developments today
iu the miners' strike for fit a lUy
wage. On nearly till leases, apparently
by mutual agreement, work was stopped
This brings about practically a com
pleto cessation of mining operations on
tho Utiles, Monnette, Francis, Mohawk
and several other leases on Molnwk
ground, which have been workng night
and day. As they have only seventeen
.lavs more to operate under the leases.
the shutdown may mean the loss of mil
lions. There aro no indications of vio
leiuo and it is thought a conference will
be held in a few days, when a comprom
ise may be mado whereby a new sched
ule may bo mado that will bo acceptable
to both sides. No apprehension is
felt in regard to a final pacific under
Negro Who Attempted to Assassinate
EL KENO, Okla., December 22. No
motivo has as yet been found for the
shooting of Captain Macklin Inst night
by nn alleged discharged negro troojier.
The negro who did the shooting is still
at large. Tho officers at Fort Keno aro
loath to bcliovo that the negro who did
tho shooting was ono of tho discharged
men who sought revenge. The testimony
of Captain Macklin in the
Brownsvillo affair shows that he did not
place the blamo for it upon the members
of his company.
Captain Macklin was not harsh to his
men and has tho reputation both here
and at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where
ho is well known to army officers for
kind treatment of enlisted men under
LORD KITCHENER TO
MARRY AN AMERICAN
Bv Assot in ted Press.
"COLORADO SPHINGS, Colo , Decern
ber 22. According to New York advices
received here, Mrs. Samuel Sloan
(,'hauncey, widow of tho wealthy New-York
broker, is engaged to marry Lord
Herbert Kitchener, lommnnder in chief
of the British army.
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, December 22. Cattle:
400; market steady. Beeves,
1.00 to 0.90; cows and heifers, 1.55 to
1.50; stockers and feeders, 2.40 to 1.50;
Texnns, 2 55 to 1.50; westerners, 3 00 to
Hogs: iieceipts, 18,000; market 5
cents lower. Mixed and butchers, 5 95
to Cti5; good heavy, 0.15 to 0.25; heavy,
5.80 to 0.00; light, 5.8ri to 0.20; pigs,
5.10 to 0.10; bulk of sales, 0.05 to 0.20.
Shoep: Receipts, 10,500; market vvna
steady. Sheop, 2.75 to 5.00; lambs, 4.51
to 7 55.
In tho Police Court
Ed Malberg was arrested yesterday
for creating a rough house at tho Mountain
Viovv. Ho will bo given a hearing
tomowpw. G. H. Wheeler, arrostcd on
suspicion of stealing n watch from the
room of Mr. nnd Mrs. J. C. Phillipson,
in tho Van Wagcnen house, was tried
yesterday, but tho hoaring was not concluded
and was continued until Monday.
that They Be Put to Work
on Santa Fe Road
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, December 22.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Loupp
has proposed to the war department
that tho Uto Indians of Utah who left
their reservation some timo ago because,
as they alleged, thoy did not get enough
to at, be sent to Arizonaand 'that tho
men bo put to work on the Santa Fe
railroad and that their women and children
bo sent with them.
Tho men will bo furnished shelter and
their accommodations and paid $1.30
per day. In tho spring if tho Indians
desire, thoy can be returned to Colorado,
whero the men, women and children
can find work in the beet sugar
nclds. Tho suggestion of Mr. Leupp has
not yet been acted upon by tho war
FIRED NEGRO TROOPS
TO BE INVESTIGATED
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, December 22. An-other
investigation is to bo made of
tho trouble at Brownsville, Texas, as a
result of which the battalion of the
Twenty-fifth infantry was discharged.
This investigation will bo made by Milton
I). Purdy, assistant to the attorney
general, who talked with the piesident
today. Mr. Purdy will leive Washington
at once for Brownsville.
NO LIGHT COLOEED
HOBSES FOE OAVALEY
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, December 22. The
war department has issued orders that
in the purchasing of horses for the
cavalry, whito or gray animals must be
oxcludcd, because animals of those colors
offset the work of tho department in
tring by means of dress equipment to
make the men ns inconspicuous as pos
Reject Proposal to Arbitrate the
Controversy in Regard to
STATE ALONE CAN
SETTLE THE AFFAIR
President of Board of Education
Says Action in Segregating
Jap Children Is Mandatory
Under State Law,
By Associated Press.
; SAN FRANCISCO, December 22.
mat tne controversy over the secrcca
tion of the Japanese school children may
do settled wituont bringing about a
clash between the United States authorities
and tho municipal government is
tho hope of the federal officials. A
movement has been .inaugurated to
bring about a compromise between the
board of education and tho Japanese
Today Aaron Altman, president of
tho board of education, was approached
with a tentative proposal to arbitrate
tho entiro controversy, tho basis of
arbitration being that the Japanese native
born children be allowed to attend
tho same schools that American children
do, provided they are of the same
ago as the latter.
Altman refused to consider the possibility
of arbitration along these lines.
He reiterated his contention that it
was mandatory on tho part of the
board of education to segregate the Japanese
children under tho present state
Will Tryito Change Law
Recognizing of education
will maintain Its present position,
these peoplo who aro striving to
adjust the matter in behalf of the Japanese
and tho federal authorities are
now planning to attempt to induce the
next stato legislature to repeal that action
of tho codo dealing with the estab
lishment of scparato schools for children
of Tndian, Chineso and Mongolian descent
and enact n law which will give
tho board of education scope to deal
with tho present situation in this city.
MAY BE CLOSED
Fuel Famine Becomes Critical
and Coal Must Come Tonight
to Save Shutdown
Special to the SilverjBelt.
BISBEE, Ariz., Docenibor 22. Unless
coal is received here tomorrow night the
mines in this .district will bo closed
down, ns none of tho big companies
havo enough fuel to run more than
twenty-four hours. Tho Copper Queen
company is already preparing for a
shutdown, although Assistant Superintendent
Gerald Sherman stated tonight
that he hoped tho situation would bo relieved
beforo Monday morning. Tomorrow
only repair work will bo done
in the various shafts of the Copper
PRESIDENT DISTRIBUTE k
WASHINGTON, December 22. In
accordance with'the annual custom that
has prevailed the married employees of
the White House were today-'presented
with turkeys with the compliments of
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ARIZONA SILVER BELT J Pl.1 . '
GLOBE, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1906 Established '1878,
BIG STRIKE IS
Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen Delivers Ultimatum
to President Harriman.
QUIT ENGINES THIS
AFTERNOON AT FOUR
Differences Between Engineer
and Fireman Brotherhoods
Cause of Strike Which May
Tie Up Southern Pacific.
By Associated Press.
PEORIA, HL, December 22. Grand
Master Hannahan of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers
tonight issued an ultimatum to E. 11.
Harriman, president and chairman of
tne executive committee of the Southern
Pacific railroad, notifying him that
the engineers and firemen of the road
will striko at 4 o'clock Sunday. In the
ultimatum Mr. Hannahan says:
''Eighty-five per cent of the switch
engine engineers on the Sunset Route
are members of this organization and .
a considerable number in road service
are also members. Tbey will practically
include every locomotive man in
the service, and it is determined that
your company shall not force them to
withdraw from the organization and
join the locomotive engineers in order
to have their grievances adjusted. Ev
cry official of the company is thorough
ly familiar with all the details of the
matter and it may be that there is an
ulterior purpose on their part in bring-about
Three Thousand Men Affected
From information received at the
grand lodge of the brotherhood here it is
learned that nearly three thousand men
will be affected by the order to strike,
which was issued after the system had
been polled. The Southern Pacific officials
refused to accept tho offar of the
brotherhood to submit the difficulties
Strike at Midnight Sunday
HOUSTON, Texas, December 22. At
midnight tomorrow the members of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen will
withdraw from tho service of the Galveston,
Harrisburg & San Antonio, the
Texas & New Orleans, the Morgan, Louisiana
& Texas, tho Iberia & Vermillion
and' the Louisiana Western "railroads,
composing the Atlantic system of the
Southern Pacific company. This action
is the result of a vote just completed.
Differences arose last May when the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
secured of the management of the road
an agreement that grievances of the
engineers should be handled by that or
Also includes Bngraeen
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire,
men contended that as many of tho
members were engineers and did not.
belong to the engineers' organization.
tho latter could not properly present
their grievances; but that the firemen
should handle all matters pertaining to
the membership which appear in refer
ence to firemen or engineers.
The management declined to abrogate
the agreement with the engineers, contending
that differences between engineers
and firemen should be settled
Dy them, nowever, the management
agreed to decide if other parties would
agree to abide by the decision. The
firemen declined to agree to this.
About lour hundred men will be af
fected by the order. Timothy Shea,
second vico grand master of the Broth
erhood of Locomotive Firemen, is in
the city in charge of the interests of
the firemen. He has given out no statement
since the decision.
Knows Nothing of Strike
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. December 22. Jl
Division Superintendent T. R. JonesJ
says the story that there is to be a"
strike of trainmen on the Southern
Pacific svstem tomorrow is news to him.
He never heard anything to indicate
that a strike was imminent ana ne aoes
not believe the story.
At San Francisco, Think Mistake
8AN 'FRANCISCO. December 22.
All efforts to reach any of the higher
officials of the Southern Pacific tonight
failed. Assistant Superintendent oi tne
Western Division W. R. Scott, whose
headquarters are at Oakland, said he
had not heard anything about Grand
Master Hannahan 's ultimatum and be
lieved there was some mistake. Ho
stated that the engineers and firemen
of his division declare they havo received
no orders to strike tomorrow.
PERSIAN SHAH SICK;
HEIR APPARENT REIGNS
By Associated Press.
TEHERAN, Persia, December aa, t:ii
p. m. The snah has again had a re
lapse. His condition took a turn for
the worse latt uignt ana tne
now report his condition to be very
The shah signed a decree formally
the heir apparent, Prince Ala-''
mini roorent. nnd the latter has as-3
sumed charge of the government af
The new time schedule for the G. V.
G. & N. goes, into effect Wednesday
mnrnincr The Dassenser train 'will
leave here at 7 o'clock each morning.
arriving in Bowie at n;u leaving
Bowie on the return trip at 2:45 and
reaching' Globe at 5:80.
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