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Come children, pay a visit to toy land today.
Come every day and explore the world of make-believe,
for that's what our toy counter is now.
Such a lot of interesting things for good girls and
boys. We don't know what to tell ' of first where to
begin or where to leave off". You'll just have to come
"often, that's all.
Here are express wagonSj locomotives and cars,
ice-wagons, fire trucks, hooks and ladders all to.be
And rayl look at this, an automobile. Pull a
string and it is wound up let go ofthestring.and away
'it'goes all b' itself. Another automobile goes by
For- Dolly little wooden washing sets tubs,
washboard and all; regular little kitchens; stoves of real
iron, with lids and. pots, and kettles and the tea sets of
cTiina and others thatlook like"silver. "
Make-believe stores where Dolly can shop '
counters;a'ndcales just like
Isn't this hne a boiler and engine. .Light the
"alcohol lamp, heat the water in the boiler in a minute
it puffs steam the fly wheel moves, the governor swings
around, the piston rod works yes! and there's a whis
tle, to blow and a little glass water guage to show how
much water is in the boiler. We wonder what lucky
boy will get it.
Here's a little pony that rocks to and fro, and an
other one that swings back and forth. What jolly rides
will be taken on, these.
Then there're are printing presses and magic lan
terns carpet sweepers for industrious little girls, and
such a" lot of games.
And we haven't said a word of the dolls yet and a
lot of other things. We'll have to tell about them some
other day. But don't wait come and see for .yourself.
'Parents should oome too and listen. They'll know then what to
tell Santa to bring:.
' - la all this advertisement we haven't mentioned a price. It would
be a shame to spoil the illusion by tacking on a price.
We've" never sold toys so cheaply before. It would be a pity to
make children's Happiness pay a prom.
We buy In Carload'Lots and meet all Competitors. Goods deliv
ered to all parts of the City.
Hay and drain . . .
. . , Liquor Dealers
ids furnished on Galvan
ized Iron Work
BUbee, Naco, Cananeaand
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Want a Cheap Bat?
to ran a HAT and SHIBT SALE, for ten
days and it will pay you to come, in and look
, over our "Bargain Counters. .
The California flannel, in brown un
derwear, has at last arrived and those digging
shoes with the tripple sole came with them.
Our Fall and Winter Hcte are also here and
they are there&l thing too. 2 was surprised
what a differeace it made in a homely man's
appearaace why, it is simply wonderful
when ycra pat oaeoa. If you don't wast io
be bothered with as overcoat this winter, come
-ia and we will fix you up in the finest ALL
WOOL TJNDEEWEAE there is in town,
and that's no joke,ekber.
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QEO. B. RBAY, Manager,
Ranchers', and .
to ma ke
room for a
large stock of
now on the road,
I have concluded'
A Sad Holocaust
Pittsburg, Dec. 6 Early this morning fire destroyed
the pretty Klee" residence, near-Carnegie. t The fire was
discovered by a passer-by before the family were awake.
The flames started down stairs and shut off the mother
and seven children. . When rthe father awakened he saw
the only way to save the children was to drop them from
the window to the ground, twenty-five feet below. Klee
and his wife gathered the seven youngsters and dropped
them one by one.' Some of thelittle ones were burned
badly, -and others were seriously injured by the fall.
Mary, one of the youngest, tried to get out of a window
in an adjoining room just as her father was dropping the
sixth baby to the ground- The flames by this time were,
roaring around them. He looked for his wife at his side
and not finding her rushed into the fire, but was driven
back, by the firemen who had mounted ladders, and pulled
him out. Mr. Klee : was" almost distracte'd by the loss 'of
hisrwife.andchlfd. Ihe mother had eone-'af ter. . Marv.
Both were burned to death,
found this afternoon. Two
The house was totally
THE TAX CASES
From the Prospector of Thursday
"evening we copy the following report
of court proceeding's:
At the opening of the court at 9:30
a. m. Judge Davis announced that the
tax cases would be taken up out of
their order; but subject to this change
the other cases would be taken up iu
The certiorari case of the Common
wealth M. & M. Co. vs. Cochise county;
was first taken up. Judge HcFarland
of Solomonvllle, was entered as counsel
for defendant. Messrs. Land, district
attorney; English, Bowman and Mc
Farland appeared for the county, and
Senator Ives appeared for the plaintiff
Plaintiff moved that an amended re
turn be sent up adding certain words
claimed to be material; by pla'-Miff
which were omitted from the regular
return. After argument the court or
dered the amendment to be made as
asked for in the motion. Clerk Dun
can brought in the original assessment
roll tor 1001, and made the correction
required by the order.
The case was submitted then upon
the petition and return as amended.
Argument then proceeded, being
opened by Mr. Ives, who stated that
the only items to which the plaintiff
objected were the two, "Silver Wave
mining claim, $200,000, five other claims
$50,000." The contention of plaintiff
was that the board had no jurisdiction
to rase the valuation of the foregoing
property, for the reason that no notice
was given to the plaintiff except that
given by the board to the effect that
said board proposed"to raise the valu
ation of the Commonwealth mine' $1,-
OCO.000." Mr. Ives anrued that that
notice gave the board no right to as
sess "five other miningcIalmstSO.OOO."
or any other property tnan that men
tioned in the notice. He said the de
scription, "five other mining claims."
was not such a description as would en
able the territory to make a good tar
deed in case of sale; although the de
scription employed was that returned
by the Commonwealth company to the
Mr. Brockman appeared before the
board on July 18. .On July 20 .the board
made the raises complained of, and
plaintiff claimed no notice was given
of the raises actually made, before tbey
were made, as the y-wero made two days
after the hearing, and no notice, .but
that of final action was given, other
than the notice of proposal to raise the
valuation of the Commonwealth mine
Mr. Ives contended that the
bad no right to add any property; but
it was Its duty to instruct the assessor
, to add any property not included In the
Minnesota Will fight. ;
St Paul, Minn., Dec6 The state railway, commis
sion and warehouse commission accompanied by Governor
yahSantj leave tomorrow for 'Washington,, where Tfiey,
will lay thlffprotest against the merging of. railroadsJn
Minnesota into a combination, before' the Interstate"-coai-mission.
Governor VanSant is determined to continue
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Washington, Dec 6 The-eante; committee onfor
eign relations has reported faTOTablym"the -new-Hay-Paunceforte
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their charred 'tio'dies 'being
of the children will not
In the amended return it was ad
mitted that new property was added by
Objection was made by Mr. Ivr s that
the description, "mining claims" did
not include mines; "mines" were pat
ented locations, claims were unpaten
ted locations. The, property of the
Commonwealth mines are patented. ' -
Judge McFarland opened the argu
ment for the county. He contended
that when It is shown that the Board
of Equalization has jurisdiction, its
actions were as conclusive as would be
the action of the district court actijg
on a matter within Its jurisdiction The
only question he said was, ''Did the
the board act within Its authority?"
The court could not substitute its
judgment for that' of the board, to
which the law gives exc uslve jurisdic
tion in tax matters. .The function of
the court id only to correct errors of
jurisdiction. Appeal from the action
of the .board not being given by statute,
there U no remedy by certiorari, ex
cept where the board has exceeded its
jurisdiction. The court asked whether
the plaintiff had notice of any proposed
action other than that mentioned in the
notice. Mr. McFarland contend d
that all the matters which could have
been determined in the hearing are
res adjudicata whether as they were
actually so determined or not. Issue
before this court is not what descrip
tion would pass a title, but whether
the beard had the power to make the
raise complained of. Unless it affir
matively appears from the retnrn of the
proceedings of the board, that it acted
without knowledge or evidence in
making said raises, their record is con
clusive that tbey acted upon knowl
edge and evidence. No errors within
jurisdiction of the board can be re
ceived on certiorari. Board was not
required to give notice concerning any
specific property, but only to give no
tice that valuations wonld be raised of
the property listed by plaintiff. The
Board of Equalization is the only tri
bunal under the laws.of Arizona which
has a right to pass on the values of
properly in assessment for taxes.
Attorney English follows In. the ar
gument on behalf of the county and
was making his argument as we go to
City Attwucy Bribed
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 6 A jury
at Superior in thebribery case against
City Attorney Lant K. Salisbury re
turned a verdiot of guilty. He accept
ed a bribe of $75,000 for .assistance in
pushing through a deal by which fas
city of Grand Rapids was to award
eastern capitalists a M,000,000. con
tract for furnishing the city with water
With Salisbury were Henry A. Tay
lor, a young New York mUlionare
Attorney Thomas McCarty and Stifson
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VALUE Or MEX
Declined Five Gents in Two Days.
Now Worth 40 Cents In
From 45ana'40 centa.'tbe buying and
selling price of El Paso, dealers in
Mexican dollars, the- prices fell 'five
cents between Saturday and Monday,
and today remain at the figures of yes
Cashier Hilzinger of the (interna
tional Exchange' bank attributes the
remarkable drop to an advance In the
price of exchange while Mexican mer
chants are paying foe the rush of im
The price of silver 'bullion in New
York has decreased but half a cent
It is announced that Spain has" de
cided to adopt Ihe gold standard. And
mere is. according to cabled news, a
great" decjinein, the market' value of
Mexican, dollars In iraniawblchlj as
Fbeen a great' jnarket, foe Mexican monrJ
noted at E Paso.
ro'lers De8 generallyTiave consid
erable Mexican silver on hand, and it
is likely some of them are "stack" for
five cents on the dollar. El Paso News
The South Carolina Interstate and
WestLIndian-Exposition does 'not, like
other great fairs, commemorate the
anniversary of some past even, but,
un the other hand, is designed to open
new industries and commerce. Its
specific purpose is to promote commer
cial relations with the West Indian
islands. On account of its peculiar
southern atmosphere t&e exposition
enjoys certain original features impos
sible' at other great shows of the kind.
.The exposition grounds cover an area
of 160 acreas, including a large front
age on the Ashley river. The princi
pal buildings are the cotton, agi .cultu
ral, minerals and forestry, administra
tlon, auditorium,, soman's, .r.egro aDi
transportation and machinery. The
building scheme is southern in style,
and instead of roadways and asphalted
streets leading from one building to an
other there are winding paths under
spreading live oak trees.
The mast imposing building is the
Cotton Palace; which covers 50,000
square leet. The live stock exblbtt,
covering fifteen acrcB, is also an im
portant part of the exposition. Sev
eral of the West Inalan islands have
special buildings, as have also Mary,
land, Pennsylvania, Illinois" and sev
eral other states. In the way of lighter
entertainment there is a Midway which
compares favorably with similar fea
tures seen at previous expositions.
Immense Sum in Savings Banks
The annual report of the United
States comptroller states that compar
ing the entire-volume ofbusiness of
the savings banks of the United States
with those of the European countries,
the report shows thai, in the matter of
deposits the United States, as for years
past, stands at the head with 32,310,
660,000. Germany comes next with
$1,900,000,000. Then follow Austria
Hungary, France, the United Kingdom,
Russia, Belgium and Switzerland, all
of which show deposits of more than
The consolidated returns from incor
porate state, savings banks; trust com
panies and private banks and bankers,
with returns from the 4,165, national
banking associations reporting on July
15, 1901, show 11.403 reporting banks
and banking Institutions,. with, aggre
gated resources of $12,357,477,376, an
increase from 10,382 banks and $10,?
785,824,444 in 1900. Capital stock is
shown as amounting to $1,076,120,656;
surplus and undivided profits $955,606,
096. and deposits $8,554,467,366.
, London's Severest Winter.
The great snowstorm, when the
Thames was frozen over for nearly
four months, occurred In 1G83-84. The
frost continued without Intermission
from December to February, snow.com
In? down almost continuously, so that
some parts of the country were well
nlgb Impassable. To add to the dis
comfort slbttter.,eMl' wind JMevr all the
time. Ships anxious to enter the port
of London were'obliged to remain at
the mouth of the Thames, 'and ' the
crews suffered great privations. Pro
visions were dear, horses and cattle
dftenvdled' bfjcolutand! scarcely, a .bird
lived through tbewlnter.
. The citizens of London,""however, re-
solvlng . on, .having some profit out or
the extraordinary weather, DUilt a reg
ntar colony coo the Iceponnd, Thames.
Shops, taverns, coffee Bouses, rooms
for dramatic representations, printing
ofices and similar buildings sprang up
He; magic The winter was probably
the severest ever known In .England,
though the following 6ne-of 1084-85-wiis
famous for Its extreme cold. LondGS
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Sugar Prices Advanced;
Marshalltowflt. Iowa, Dec. 6 Early this morning
City Marshal Smith was fatally, shot "by robbers whom
he surprised in 'the act of1 burglarizing one of the banks
here There weft three of the burglars who escaped ,'by'
the aid of a railroad handcar. - Thus far no positive trace
of them has been- discovered. However their apprehension
within a few hours is considered as certain,- .
New York, Dec. 6 The American Sugar company
and the National Sugar company, both advanced the price?
of refiuedsugars today five points. No specific cause for
this advance is stated.
Irish Can Apply.
Su Louis, Dec. 6 The Irish World's I
iair Association have taken steps look-j
lug.io incorporation, witn a .capital
"stock of $600,000. Its chief purpose IsHhe preliminary plans and drawlngsjfoc
tn hlltlfi Hn Tlih "Mftfinnal Mnaanm ft
the St.-Louis world's fair.. which is. to
D3 mau? a permanent instltuuon,-wltti
tributary branches in eyeryjlarge city
in the world. 'Besides, exhibits of 'the
agricultural, manufacturing and min
ing products of Ireland It will contain
a vast collection of Gaelic books, pic
tures, statutes, relics and curios, and,
according to its founders, will be the
only extensive institution of its kind
ever attempted. Republican National
Committeeman R. C. Kerens, William
Marion Beedy,' Rev. D. S, Phelan,
George J. Tansey and other, wealthy
and prominent Irishmen are' in charge
of the enterprise.
Coucesslon to Colored; People
The Southern Pacific has introduced
an innovation "which will be a boon to
dusky mankind. The company has!
added twentyfour new chair cars to
the. line and the old ones, which are
elegant- in spite of their few years of
age, are to be used for negro passen
gers to ride in.rs ' t !U
The Southern Pacific Is the first' road
in the south to grant the negroes the
t-i aisf nh afv Aad a
pr.v...8B ui .nuiuK ,l..cc1wj1B
cuiurou juiks win now uave ira mis line
entire cars to themselves and will ride
just as first class as the white man, the
only difference in the chair cars in
which they ride and the others being a
few years in age and the few improve
ments which may have been added
since the older ones were made. El
Union Labor Only
St. Louis, Dec. 6. It has been an
nounced at labor union meetings here
that no nonunion labor will be em
ployed on'the work of the world's fair.
Director of Works Isaac S. Taylor has
notified til the local unions that in case
tbo organized ranks of this city are un
able to furnish enough workmen to
complete, the buildings within the time
limit union labor from Chicago," Kan
sas City, Cincinnati add other places
will be employed. This ends the fric
tion begun between the union metal
workers, and the. fair authorities, and
is regarded as a great triumph for the
Col. Epes Randolph
Colonel Epes Randolph, the vice
president and general manager of the
Los Angeles street railway system, ar
rived in the cit yesterday, after an
absence of two months. He comes to
look after some personal bnsiness, es
pecially mining matters. Colonel Ran
dolph still continues his citizenship of
Tucson "and Arizona, for it was here he
regained his health, for which he feels
grateful, and then he has a host of
friends here', which is always a strong
tie.. The colocel will be here for two
or thi ee days. Star. ,
--Onr Mark Asks Statehood
Washington, Dec. 6 Delegate Smith
of Arizona today introduced bills In
the house to enable the people of Ari
zona to form a constitutional and state
government, and be' admitted to the
union on an equal footing with the
original states; the establishment of a
sub-port entry at Douglas, and to es
tablish a superior court of the terri
tory of Arizona
Ail tc- the Needy.
Austin, Dec. B Governor Sayers has
remitted to the board of commissioners
of Galveston $4,000 for the relief of
storm sufferers of last year who are
needy and unable to help themselves.
This sua represents the unexpended
balance of money sent to committees
In the storm stricken district and re
turned to the governor.
Live Stack Association
Chicago,-DecvG Last session of the
national live stock association was
largely attended ibis morning. J. W.
-9prlngejnas.clected president and S.
F. Martin secretary. Next convention
will be held In Kansas City. -
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Oakland, CaL, Dec. 6 John' Galen
Howard, an eminent architect of," New ,
JVoxk has. been severaldays preparing
tne.9o.Mege, ox.mineSi.wDicnjurs. rrooe.
bo.HearsUiitgnds.erectJDg at tho uni-a
.vefc-sityiiaThe plansfor the'nejs' builds
lng,will be; in-accordance with, the
general plan for the university grounds'
and buildings devised by M. Bernard '
of. Paris. Ifwill be a very large .and
imposing, structure, and will be ( erec
ted to the east of the Mechanical build-
ing. The architect says he cannot at.
present give an estimate of the cost of
the building, nor can he say when '
ground will be broken. He says he
must first prepare his plans and then
Effort for Mrs. Maybrick
Cleveland, Dec. 6 Former Canadians
residing in American cities are again
active in their efforts to have Mrs.
Florence Maybrick released from her
English prison. A petition is being
, h oii.,, i. ,h
copies of it will be sent along the cities
bordering on the great lakes. Copies
will also be sent to the mayors of Mon
treal and Toronto. The petition will
finally go to the King of England and
the English premier. The present is
. cousidered opportune for an appeal to
j hu 63 from ciemency for the Ca-
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Canadian soldiers during the Boer
Houston, Dec. 6 At last session of
the Masonic Grand lodge of Texas a
resolution extending fraternal recogni
tion to the grand lodge Valley of Mex
ico at the City of Mexico and of the
grand lodge Benito Juarez of the state
of Coahuila, was adopted and their rep
resentatives invited to seats in the
grand lodge of Texas. This action Is
important to the Mexican Masonic
lodges as it gives them recognition in
the United States.
Monument to filtOM
New York, Dec. 6. A monument to
Robert Fulton, Inventor of the first
steamboat was unveiled today in Trin
ity churchyard. The unveiling' was
preceded by memorial services in Trin
ity church, the sermon being delivered
by Robert Fulton Cracy, of Poughkeep
sie, a grandson of the Inventor.
He Was Not Df Hk
Washington, Dec. 6 Colonel Mead--,
of the marine corps was acquitted by
court martial this morning of the
charge ot drunkenness and restored to
, duty at the. Brooklyn navy- yard.
' Clifton Items
Depee & Marshall are preparing
shipment of gold ore, which will leave
tomorrow for the Lordsburg smeller.
A third rail is being laid on the
Shannon railroad to accommodate the
narrow gauge ore cars from Longfel
low. Several new mining deals are on the
tapis in this district which will most
likely be consummated in the near fu
ture. Dr. S. M. Rohr, prei ident of the Pa
cific Union Mining and Smelting com
pany, spent Tuesday in Clifton among
the miners. The new smelter will be
ready for business In a few days.
A warehouse is being erected for tue
machine shops of the A. C. company.
It will be 50x150 feet, built of stone,
one story, with basement and attic.
Tne master mechanic, Dave Clark, will
have an office in the building.
Jacob King, a well known mining
engineer, has been made superintend
ent of the New England Copper com
pany. Mr. King has had mnch experi
ence in mining In Colorado and New
W. H. Laskey has returned from an
extended Ltay In the Mayflower and
Steeple Rock? districts, New Mexico,
where be located a number of claims.
C. A. Rots of the Standard mines
le't yesterday for bis home in England.
He goes by way of Denver to speail a
few days there. Mr. Ross spent about
six weeks at Clifton and at the mines,
snd leaves for home elated a; the pros
pects of the company. He ordered
many improvements made at the mines
while here. Clifton Era.
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