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BISBEE, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 25, 1910.
S : . M. 0
MUCH 15 DONE
IN BRIEF TIE
Cily Council Decides to Make
Paid Fire Department a
Reality and Takes
IS LAID ON TABLE
Street Railway Only Asks Cul
vert, and It Will Be Pro
vided at Once.
Fire department troubles, fast and
furious, were poured" upon the heads
of the city council at its special ses
sion last night, with the result that
Alderman Shattuck moved that th
services of Chief Richard Davis In
the capacity of a iald official of the
city, be dispensed with after April 1
Ills successor will be B. W. Norton,
deputy sheriff at the present time,
and the appointment meets with the
approval of the Volunteer Firemen's
Association. Norton will probably
take hold of the new job about April
The council adopted an ordinance
amending section 25 of ordinance No.
J 29. which created the fire depart
ment, so that tbi governing bodjr
rood have "abjsoluW control in th
matter of appointing all' paid members
of the department, also regulating the;
duties of such appointees and remov
ing them at its discretion.
The petition for Improvements to :
the end of Tombstone Canyon to en
aliie the completion of the street rail
v.aj to the city limits was laid i the
table, while that regarding the doing
awa with peddlers was read and on
motion the city marshal was Instruct
ed to receive no more license money
ffini email vendors after April 1st.
The vendors have been paying $3
a quarter for the privilege of operat
ing push carts, stands, etc.. and as
their licenses all expire April 1st, It
will mean that they must cease doing
When the meeting was called to or
der the council chamber was packed
to the doors, and many standing in
the hall, owing to the important mat
ters coming up attracting the Interest
that they did. The members of the
Volunteer Firomea's association were
on hand strong, having had a spirited
meeting a short while before In the
bunk room of fire headquarters. Sev
eral attorneys, in the interests of one
or other si the improvement and
peddler petitions were also on hand
with an unusual number of citizens.
The polling places for the coming
elections were first designated, and
the election officers appointed. Then
the petition for the extension of In-)
provcraents up Tombstone Canyon
was read, and laid on the table after
some arguments from a number of
Third ward lesidents.
"The clty'S finances at this Urn's
will not allow of Immediate Improve
ments being made," said Mayor Neale.
"We simply ha vent got the money, to
go ahead with It'
Attornev J. M. O'Connell stated
that the street railway company was
ready to proceed with the construction
of the railroad to the Thomas place,
but that a culvert was necessary to
prevent the ttsick from being damagod
by flood waters. mis cu.c.i ..
be Immediately constructed.
Then camo the petition of Robert
Kewcomb and others asking tnai tne
wddlers bo put out of bus'.ness, a
they were growing to such proportions,
that their carts and stands were be
coming a public nuisance. Arguments
were "made en this retltlon by At
torney Hoy Morfoot .and the council
instructed Marshal Stevens to issue
no more licenses at $5 a quarter,
which they have been paying, after
April 1st. As their licenses expire
at that time, it simply means that
they mnflt close up.
W C R- Hoover, assistant chief of
the fire' department, then presented a
resolutloa adopted by the volunteers
at their meeting Just dosed, endors
ing the work of Chief Davis and ask
ing the council to defer action In
the matter of dispensing with hU
serried as paid hose captain. Hoovar
(Continued on page 8.)
RTON IN: STREET
Davis Says There'll Be Things
D:ing By The Volunteers Scon
"Well, nothing to do but go to work at something else." said
Chief Ulchard Davis, of the firs depar.ment. after last night's little
session of the common council.
"I have a position In view already and will probably return to n
trade as oleetrlclan, with one of the loco) companies.
"I was handed something of a raw deal, however, and the volun
teers are red-headed. Tiroy try to make the olnt that I :rled to
bring politics Into the Ore department I did no such thing, and even
turned down some of my best friends who asked me to sign their
petitions, for that very reason.
"The volunteers will hold a special meeting la a few days and
there may be something doing. I'm still their chief, oven If thesal
arled job is taken away from me.
"All the work of the volunteers in fixing up by-laws to more
clearly define thedutles of the chief and members of the depart
ment, as well as their authority, was knocked into a cocked hat when
the council passed that ordinance. Therefore the by-laws were not
submitted for the council's conflrmaiion. What was the use"
TUCSON TO GET
AT PORT LOBOS
Capitalists With Project in
View Are Now Inspecting
the Proposed Route From
Sasco to Lobos.
TUCSON, March 21. On the eve of
opening the Tuoson and West Coast of
Mexico railroad comes tkio announco-
nient that this city Is to be connected
with tide water by the building ol a
road to pent Lobos on the Gulf Coast
It. F. Staunton, vice president and
general manager of the Imperial Cali
per Mines company, of the Toml
s.one Consolidated Mines company,
limited, and a director of the Congress
mines; Victor L. Mason, vice presi
dent of the Development company of
America, which owns a controlling In
terest in the mines above mentioned,
Ben "Goodrich of Tombstone, general
counsel for the raining companies, and
F. A. Moliter of New York, a civil on
gineer of wide reputajoo, registered
at the Santa Kits last night and left
this afternoon In an automobile tc In
spect the Imporlal properties nr
Frank M. Murphy, president of the
Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix rail
road and the Arizona Southern ra!'
road, which has a l.ne from Red Rock
on the Southern Pacific to Sllverbeli
has had the building of ?bls road under
consideration for two years. Recently
the Development company of America
purchased from the old Arizcrx on.1
Mexico railroad company the conces
sions granted them by the Republic cf
Mexico for building a line into Port
Lobos and the Development company
of America now holds the exclusive
conceslons for a line to Port ivobo.
Mr. Mason, Mr. Staunton and Ml.
Moliter with their par.y. whl leave
Saturday for a trip over tho proposed
route. Five automobiles have beeti
engaged and this party will go over
the route of the proposed railroad
from Sasco on the Arizona Southern
to Por; Lobos on the gulf.
G. V Dietz, auditor of the Imperial
Copper 'company at Sllverbeli was in
the city on Sunday arranging for tho
I automobiles to take the partv on the
The plans for building the Tucson
and Por. Lobos railroad are signifi
cant when taken In connection wUh
the statements of Dr. James Douglas
thet the El Paso and Southwestern
railroad is planning to build to Tucson
and the field work being done by en
glneers for this road who are now
looking for a suitable route.
According to the plans outlined by
the promoters of the Tucson and Port
Lobos road, it will bo bu'lt direct from
Sasco to the gulf. About a year ago
J. N. Curtis and a party of engineer
made a trip ovpr the route, from Sasco
to Port Lobos and pronounced it en
The Port Lobos route will not only
give the Imperial Copper -compaav a.
Sllverbeli a tidewater outlet but it
will serve the same purpose for lh
El Paso and Southwestern propertied
It will be especially useful in bringing
coke for the Douglas smelter.
Frank Murphy has been spending
PUSS OVER TRE
One Unfit to Occupy Bench,
and the Other no Gentleman,
Say Two Alaskans of Each
' WA"5HINGTON March . There
was a hot clash again today between
former Governor W. B. Hoggatt of
Alaska and Delegate Wickersham
from that territory. In the meeting of
;he house committee on territories eri
gage in the construction of, the- Alas
kan government bill. The former fa
vors President Tail's plan of a govern
ment by commlslon and the latter
wants a territorial form of govern
ment. For some time there has ben a dis
pute between the two. Today they
pointedly Interrogated each other on
their respective posi.lons. Delegate
Wickersham asked Mr. Hoggatt if the
latter's opposition to him had not be
gun about the t me Wickersham. .hen
on tire Alaskan bench, had decided the
Cobb mining case at Fairbanks.
"Yen," replied Hoggatt, "because
then I was convinced you were not a
proper person to be on the bench."
Mr. Wickersham accused the former
governor of making public a letter
which he had writen to h m in a con
fidential capacity. Hoggatt admitted
the charge, whereupon Delegate Wick
ersham declared at Uie time he wrote
the letter, he thought "Governor Hog
gatt was a gentleman."
Pension Bill Passes.
The pension bill, carrying appropri
ations of about $156,000,000, was
passed by the house today. Nearly
the entire session was occupied by the
contest, made ch'efly by republicaas
against the provision of the measure as
requested from tho committee on pen
sions, for the abolutlon of pension
agencies now in operation throughout
the country- Dy a vote of 7C to 94 the
house refused to overrule the recom
mendations of the committee. The
comml.tee was sustained chle3y by
The executive, legislative and Ju
dicial appropriation bill carrying about
$31,000,000 was passed by the senate.
Senator Owen spoke In advocacy of
his bill for tho creation of a new ex
ecutive department for the preserva
tion of public health-.
PARKER TOWNSITE SALE.
WASHINGTON, Inarch 24. (Spe
daT.) Regulations for the sale it
townslte lots in Parker will be issued
tome time next week, and the date of
sale will be the first or second week
in May. The number of applicants
who have filed for these claims with
the department Is 130.
several mon.hs in New York and It
Is reported that he is not unfriendly
tc the El Paso Southwestern and that
the two new roads w 11 work In har
mony. This means that the Por.
Lobos Route will be used :s a tide
water ou:!et by Douglas, Risbec and
Nacozari, as well as Congress, Tomb
stone, Sllverbeli and Ray, fr.' the
plans aro said to alo con:mp!ntc the
construction of -a nev line from Red
Rock to Ray.
JAMES A. GARFIELD, WHO DE
CLARES HIS PARTY
MUST DO RIGHT.
j RMBgjropOELP I
RIS Pp MEN
Declares in Cleveland Speech
That Servicefor the Piiblit
Good Will t Hereafter Be
Only Test. ,
CLEVELAND. March Si James A.
Garfield. In a speech tonight before
the Tippecanoe club, declared that un
less the republican party continued
progressive, the people, unsatisfied
with Inaction or makeshift legislation,
certainly would express their displeas
ure decisively a: tho polls. It must
provide adequate regulations of cor
porations, safeguard the public Inter
ests, make more show of enforcement
of law against Illegal and unfair bus
iness combinations, and then fully
protect the corpomrions that obey the
"Americans today! demand the party
strive first for the 'public good. We
are again preparlngTor a general elec
tion,- Parties JMuWncifesponslbler
for the conduct of national and state
affairs will be called to give an ac
count of their stewardship, and they
will be judged by what they have done
for or, agains,. the public welfare.
There is wide difference betweon the
present day 'stand iiatter' and the
'progressh e.' The republican party
has already recognized the new order
of things and taken the first steps In
the progress ve movement. The great
majorky of our people believe in this
new order of things and demand that
the republican continue to be tne pro
gressive party "
When Asked If Charge of Brib
ery Against Him Is True, a
Pittsburg Councilman Col
lapses, PITTSRURG, March 24. The con
fession of six men who appeared be
fore Judge Fraser todjy caused sensa
tions. The climax came when George
B. Anderson, a former select council
man, fainted as the court asked him
if he had ever received money for his
vote. Before the judgo could finish
his question Anderson had fallen
backward, striking his head on the
floor of the court room. Attendants
and attaches rushed to his aid and
when he waa revived he answered the
Robert W. Cochrane, formerly a
member of the council, admitted re
ceiving $C0O to vote for the bank de
pository ordinance .and $500 for the
ordinance vacating South Seventh
street. Judge Fraser wanted to
know how It came he 'received so
much more than other councllmen for
voting for these measures. Cochrane
was unable to make a eatixfactory
explanation. He Insisted he had dis
tributed none of the money. Judge
Fraser reminded Cochrane that this
was a serious matter, and he would
have to take tho case under consid
eration. No suspension of sentence
was granted and Cochrane left the
William Brand, former president of
the common council, whose statement
to the district attorney was so un
.satisfactory, had his liberty cut short.
He was sent to tho penitentiary to be
gin serving eighteen months' sen-
IEAILS IB DEAD
FAINT IN COURT
MOUNT ETNA BREAKS OUT,
THREATENING THE MOST
AWFUL RUIN OF PEOPLE
CATANIA, SICILY, March 24. Mount Etna is again in
a state of violent activity. The violence is rapidly increas
ing, -and tonight the gravest fears for results exist. From
Catania the Associated Press correspondent motored to
ward the mountain. Beyond the village of Mascalucia.
twelve miles in a direct line from the crater, a thick curtain
of smoke was encountered which entirely concealed Mount
Etna. At Nicolosi. ten miles from the crater, the entire pop
ulation had gathered in the square to watch the volcano.
A deep roaring was heard, and detonations resembling ar
tillery followed one another In quick succession, while the
One of the guides cried: "An earthquake!" and could
hardly be induced to continue. The hot cinders covered the
ground like a thick carpet. A peasant was encountered
coming down... He said:
"The fire is rushing down, burning everything. The lava
is like a red hot river."
Proceeding a little further, four colossal columns of black
smoke could be observed. Occasionally they were cut with
flashes of fire, presenting an awe-inspiring spectacle. The
wind opened the clouds for a moment and a wide strip of
fire could be seen in the distance, advancing with mon
strous contortions... It fell like a torrent from Mount Ca
priolo, spreading out in the valley below.
The lava flow had already reached the vineyards above
San Leo, and Rinazz. seven miles from the crater, and had
buried many peasant houses. It came in several streams
and united in one great mass about twenty feet high and
1500 feet wide. Its velocity was estimated at three to
four feet a minute.
This mighty wall of red hot lava tonight was not more
than five miles from Belpasso and Nicolosi. The meteor
ological station in the mountain side has been destroyed,
and the village of Borrello is in serious danger. The popu
lace, terror stricken, are fleeing.
Fifty earth shocks, with continuous vibration and trem
bling for many miles, have occurred. Everywhere the vil
lagers are carrying images in procession and are imploring
for mercy. Twelve new craters have been opened up.
Help for the people of the devasted district was organ
ized here and a large number of doctors and engineers sent.
The prefect, after a visit to the scene, said: "The spectacle
of desolation is comparable only with the destruction in the
wake of the eruption of Vesuvius in 1905."
Prof. Ricco, director of Etna observatory, said: ''The
eruption is very grave. Lava has covered five miles in six
teen hours. If calculations are correct, the eruption will
not be short."
Crowds of tourists, Americans being conspicuous, are
flocking to view the spectacle.
DENVER, March 24. Sensational
reports reached here today of Import
ant changes In tho control of Denver
and R!o Grande and the Western Pa
cific railroads. The Times this even
Edwin Hawley Is said to have se
cured Important holdings In the Den
ver and Rio Grande .and Is now de
clared to be In a position to dictate
the traffic policy of that road andj
tne western racmc. it nas ueen con
firmed officially that Mr. Hawley Is a
large stockholder in the Western Pa
cific, but his holdings in that road
aro sufficient to give control. His
domination of affairs in the Western
Pacific Is declared to be due to tho
acquisition of stock In the Denver and
tence for bribery, on which h wan
convicted some months ago. Dis
trict Attorney Ulakcly Insists that
Brand did not tell tho whole truth
and was shielding someone else. The
district attorney had the names of
persons Brand Is chaged with shield
ing, but Braud would iot glvo up the
desired Information. The confes
sions of Wasson and Klein cover this
Former Councilman John Taylor,
who was Implicated in the graft scan
dal by Dr. W. H. Weber, brought
suit against Weber today for $25,000
damages. Taylor has made a pub
lic denial .and sys Weber's statement
Is untrue. Indicted councllmen today
began to come forward and give bonds
In court for their appearance, signi
fying thoy swiUl iiut up a ftpht for
WASHINGTON, March 24 With
scarcely the semblance of a struggle,
;he democratic members of the house
tonight named thefollowing four mi
nority members of the new committee
Champ Clark, of Missouri. 125
votes; Oscar Underwood, of Alabama.
102; Lincoln Dixon, of Indiana. 99,
John J. Fitzgerald, of New York. OS.
The expected fight on Fitzgerald for
hi3 attitude on the rules question at
the beginning of the present congress,
when he, with twenty-three other
democrats, left the leadership of Clark
and voted wl:h tho republicans, ma
terialized early In the meeting, but
failed of any definite result. The fac
tion strength against him mustered
CO. Sims, of Tennessee, headed the
fact'on opposed to the selection of
FLzgerald, and introduced .a reeola
tlon to instruct democratic members,
to support a resolution to provide for
the election by the house of a com
mittee to select a standing commit
tee. It did not come to a vote.
FIRE MAKES 2000 HOMELESS.
CHARLESTON. March 24. With
almost every house in the prosperous
town of Mt. Hope destroyed by fire
today, at least 2000 are homeless.
Persons are sleeping tonight on the
commons. Upon the arrival tonight
of the special train bearing the na
tional guard, with tents for Uutribu
tion, an effort is lielng made to house
as many as possible. Many of tho
families lost all their household ef
fects and even with the assistance
rendered by the troops, the situation
(s fraught with suffering.
OSES RAZOR ON
Slashes Back of Her Neck
From Ear to Ear and Then
Jumps Into a Deep
TO LIVE WITH HIM
Woman in Hospital: Man Res
cued From Well and
' Put in Jail.
GLOI1E, March 24. Half demented
through the inroads of consumption
and the refusal of his wife to longer
live with him, M. A. Fisher, an em
ployee of Old Dominion Copper Min
lng and Smelung company, made i
murderous attack on his wife at s
o clock tonight and, satisfied that h
had fatally slashed her across th
back of the neck, attempted to end h!-
own life by jumping Into a deep wel1
Fisher gave himself un and 1 m
jail in a hysterical condition snfff .
lng not only mentally but bodily, ha
ing received numerous severe bruises
when he jumped into the well. Witn
the back of her neck slashed from ea
to ear, Mrs. Fisher is in a critical cou
dition in a local hospital.
Fisher came to Globe from Dnmci
a year ago, accomranied by his wi.e
and young daughter. Both are v
tims Of consumntinn nnil n ahnrr iln ,
ago Mrs. Fisher deserted her husband
taking up quarter with a nnlzhhc
This evening Fisher visited h;s wn.
and persuaded her to accompan hi
to his home. She acceded to his ..
quest and as Fisher was accomnanvi?,
her back home, he suddenly drew .t
With the words: "Herffs whe.e u-
both die," he alasf-ed his wife aoios,
the neck. In the struggle which en
sued Mrs. Fisher broke the blade c i
the razor, after badlF slashing tin.-,
hands, probably saving her life. Fisui
men tnrew her down, kicked her a; (
leaving her for dead, jumped into i
nearby well. Only prompt asaisianr
saved him from death by drownin
After his rescue Fisher asked o l
locked up and was taken to ja'l l a
friend before the authorities Kmm of
the bloody affair. He will be h 1
pending the outcome of his wife's , j
Juries BUCK HAND Ml
SHOT THROUGH HEART
PL'KHLO. March 24 Saai Falcone,
a black hand operator, was shot
through the heart this afternoon bi a
fight with a posse headed by Under
Sheriff Hill. A companion of Falcone
escaped on horseback, but he fe b
lieed ;o have been wounded.
The shooting followed letters to
Tony Santuso who was ordered t'
place $2000 In a can at a point several
miles bejond the county poor farm,
under penalty of death. This after
noon he complied with the repeated
demand and when the two men were
taking the money from the can tho
sher ff"s posse, concealed nearby, ov
dered the" men to throw up their
hands. They refused and oneno.l fti
on thp posse. Falcone fell at the rK
volley fired in return.
SAVED FROM SEA
OCEAN PARK, Calif., March 1.
J. A. West and JIIss Martha Hunt,
his sister-in-law, both of Snowflaku.
Arizona, were rescued from eortaln
death In the waves today by Harvcc
White, a life guard, and J. S. WHlson
of Los Angeles.
The man and woman ware Ih bath
ing when they were caught by the
dreaded rip-tldo and carried geaward
Moth West and Miss Hunt we'o
splashing in tho surf only a short dl ,
tance from shore when a hoary com
ber swept them off their feet. Rotl
struggled desperatoly to regain thei.
foothold, but were unsuccessful, and
had practically gives up when Wh't
and Wilson hastened to their aid.
NAMES WARREN AGAIN.
WASHINGTON, Mlorch 24. (Spr
dial.) The president sent to the sen
ate the name of Roger W. Warren, th
present postmaster at Silver Bell the
office having become president -nl