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WEEKLY ARIZONA JOURNALMlNER.
Pioneer Paper of Arizona.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 11, 1903.
Former Resident of Prescott Visits
Mines of Bisbee-Arizona Gold and
Copper Mining Company.
linerahzed Hill With Indications
Large Ore Bodies Under
The following communication I nun
a former well kuowu resident of Pref
ect!, aud a mau who has had large ex
perience in mining will le read with
interest by all who are interested or
who contemplate becoming interested
in the projierty described :
Tombstone, Ariz.. March .", 1903.
F. W. Howard. Esq.,
Dear Sir: I hare just returned
from a visit to the Warren Minim;
I istrict iu this county, aud while
there, I reniemliered your former re
quest, some weeks ago. that I examine
the property of the Bisbee -Arizona
Gold aud Copper Mining company
and hearing considerable talk of this
property. I took the pains to go on
the ground and look over the same,
carefully Upon iuvestigatiou I found
that the claims are located about
seven miles in a northwesterly direc
tion from the city of Bisbee. and ad- :
join the property of the Modern Min
ing company on the north. This fact
I find from the latest survey which is
just completed. The division line
between the Bisliee-Arizona company
and the Modern company is 2700 feet
in length, and in the survey the line
has been established by mutual un
derstanding and is agreeable all
round. The south line of the B. -A.
G. and C. M. Co. property is about
800 to 900 feet north of the working
shaft of the Modern company. The
various claims of the B. -A. (i. and C.
M. Co. cover the apex and consider
able of the other part of what is
known as Iron Mountain, or Iron ,
mm, and 1 am very iavorsniy ini-
pressed with this apex and all this j
ground. The surface formation on 1
this hill are very similar to the sur
face of the richest districts of the
Warren District, with which I am
familiar, with the advantage, if any
in favor of the locality of the B. -A.
G. and C. M. Co. 's ground. I And
rich stringers and abundant float all
over this ground that indicate to me
the same is mineralized aud it has
every indication that the mineral ia
tion extends to large lodies of ores.
With a judicious expenditure of
money, without a heavy expense, the
fact can he determined whether large
bodies of ore really underlie this
ground as every thing on the surface
jndjTKg-frots the part- ..f ;
dial I hi- Would indicate. 1 have a few ,
tine specimens of ore. which were
picked up by me at and about the
prospecting works which I have not
had assayed, yet look to be rich.
From these specimens and the iron
and lime which is in abundance on
the ground and iu the vicinity. I
think by development, it will be t
found that copper will prevail at the
valuable ore in all the deiosits. I
Plenty of lime, iron aud water will
make the property easily worked and
they indicate to me the ore is there, i
and the same can lie mined to advan
tage. I will state further, that at the
time of making this statement, that I
have no interest iu the Bisbee-Arizona
Gold and Copper Mining company,
but from my examination of the
premises and my knowledge of the
management I consider interests
therein desirable. 1 make this state
ment because of my friendship for
you. at your request.
Yours very truly.
Territory of Arizona. County of
Before me. Carl Behu. a notary pub
lic iu and for the county of Cochise,
territory of Arizona, on this day ier
sonally appeared Ben Rybou. person,
ally known to me to lie the person
whose name is subscrilied to the fore-
going instrument, and acknowledged
to me that he executed the same for
the purposes and consideration there
Given under my hand and official
seal this 5th day of March A. D. MML
My commission expires Septemlier 12.
A small block of this stock is now
being offered for sale at 15 cents per
share. J. S. Acker A Co.. Prescott. aud
Investors Brokerage company. Tomb
Ed Block has hist returned from a
visit of several days to the Merchants
Mining company's property in the
Big Bug district. He reports every
thing progressing there very satisfac
torily both in the mine and on the
surface. The loarding house is com
pleted aud the lioys gave a dance iu it
last Saturday night. Another of the
buildings is also approaching comple
tion so that the company will soon
nave aiup.e auu coimoruioie aecoinmo-
datious for its employees. ;i)uring
Mr. Block's visit the machinery for
the big hoist for the property was
hauled from the depot to the mine
1 1 1 e . ii
It took ten animals to transport the
machinery. Freighter Blaiiketi-hip
aud Frank I-cklider combining their
freighting outfits to get it up to the
property. The foundation for the
hoist has tieen graded and all that re
mains now is to place it in lo.-itioii.
It is estimated that this will take till
the first of April. When thi boM
is ready for ojierat ion tin- eonipany
will be able to make much greater
progress in the development of
property. The company has al-o
ine contract 10. grading 1 11c spur iroin
. M . - I
tne raiiroao to me mine, mis win
be used jointly with the Oriental
Mining eompauy which i- nperctiug
the Postmaster mine.
A. J. Pickerel), tie- well known
miuiug miu. was in town today on a
brief bu-nie-.- trip. Mr. Pickerell at
tends strict I v to buviiie-s. and is a
silent man 111 regard to his operations
in mining. Iu re.-ponsc to inquiries
from the Journal Miner though, he
stated that he is making good progress
in the development of the Rockefeller
group of mines near the head of Big
Bug. This group of mines is located
right in the heart of oue of the rich
est and most active mining sections in
the county. Among the properties
j continuous, or near to it are the Mer
j chants Mining company's property,
j the Poland mines the Poland Exten
sion and the Bordeaux, all of which
Of j are making an excellent show of ore.
1 and some of which are producing good
i ore. Since taking charge of the
j Rockefeller mine, less them two years
j ago, Mr. Pickerell has done over 5000
j feet of development work. The shaft
, is down to a depth of 700 feet at which
: point a station is now lieing cut. Be
tween the M and 000 foot levels ore
was encountered which runs from $00
to 800 per ton and good ore has been
' encountered in all the openings of the
mine. The proiierty is owued by the
Gold and Copper Consolidated com
pany. It has a complete plant for the
treatment of the ore. near the Senator
aud Mr. Pickerell has just completed
a goood wagon read from the mine to
this reduction plant, and with the
large amount of ore now blocked out
it is prepared to become a prominent
producer of ore.
Captain L. D. Phillips.
manager for Douglas. Lacey 4 Co.,
has ordered a diamond drill to explore
toe Uapitan mine with. The ma
chinery has been on the road for a lit
tle over a week. As soon as it arrives
it will be placed in position on the
alove property and the ground will be
thoroughly exploited for the purpose
of locating the ore body. When this
I work is through the drill will be
I moved to the Lonesome valley oil
field and placed on the property of
the Manhattan Oil company and the
! company will continue the prospect
ing of its property with this drill.
With over four thousaud feet of
i work done and an ore showing not to
be surpassed in central Arizona, the
Oro Grande is in a position where the
erection of reducting works is about
all that is necessary to make it a big
dividend iayer. While there are
places in the mine where the ore
values run up into ine moiisanas 11 is
thought, after conservative sampling,
that the general average of the ore
. milled will be iu the neighborhood of
815. The ore can be mined very
cheaply, on account of the extraor
dinary "size of the ore body it ranging
from HO to over 170 feet in width, in
the various cross cuts which have been
i ruu on the different levels. The early
working of the Oro Grande means
much for the Wickeuburg section, not
, alone on account of the number of
men which will be employed, but be
cause of the advertisement it will be
and the subsequent working of many
other nearby properties. Wickenburg
H. C. HeffleniHii has been in Pres
ent! far two davs porcnHsing material 1
lor building a camp at the May Miu
ing company's property about three
miles from Mayer and adjoining the
Blue Bell property. The May Mining
company consists of seven claims
running along the same ledge on
which the Blue Bell is located and
working, aud was originally located
by Mr. Heffieniau. Some months
ago he interested his brother aud a
few friends at his old home in Ohio
j his property and they organized the
above company with Mr. Hetfleniau
as superintendent and general man
1 ager. A shaft has been sunk to a
depth of about 80 feet iu the ledge,
which ruus from 15 to 55 feet in
width, and at the present depth cop
per sulphide ore is coming iu clear
across the face of the shaft, and water
level has not been reached yet. As
soon as water level is reached it is be-
lieved that a solid body of copper sul
i phide ore will be encountered which
will be practically the same as the
1 Blue Bell. That mine is now down
i .'100 feet and growing richer at every
j foot. Mr. Heffleman says the forma-
tiou all the way down so far in his
j shaft is identical with the Blue Bell
: aud as he worked on the latter for
over three years he ought to lie a good
judge. This leads him to believe the
May will develop into another just
such a mine when depth is reached.
A whim is being used now but a steam
hoist will be installed as soou as wa
ter level is reached. A boarding
house and'buuk house will be erected
at once aud work pushed as fast as
Superintendent E. D. Treadwell has
the water all pumied out of the
Hacklierry mine on Big Bug and is
making underground surveys of the
projjerty aud sampling the ore. He
says the mine is looking iu flue con
dition and exceeds even his anticipa
j tions. The shaft is down :mo feet, aud
; levels have been run at this depth,
i Just as soon as he gets the preliminar
j ies concluded, he will commence act
ive work developing the proiierty.
Mat Hoveck. who has been superiu-
tendent at the Express mine, at Po
land, owned by Douglas. Lacey A
I Co.. ever since the above company
, has had control of the property, has
' leen compelled to resign his positiou
' with the company and will leave in a
J few days to join his father in San
! Francisco, who has sold out extensive
interests in Montana aud leaves in a
few ftwks f(,r tHp aroun(i tne world.
Mr. Hoveck is pronounced to lie one
of the iiest miuim superintendent in
, he west aud it was with deep regrets
i.. , . ,
let him go. There was one fortunate
thing, though for the conqiauy and
that was they had a splendid and
ery comietent man iu the person of
John J. Wattersou, who had also been
connected with the company for a
long time, to put iu the imiortant
position, which they did and Mr.
Wattersou has taken full charge of
affairs at the Express. A. II. Swener
tou. of the Express, was .-ecu by a
Journal Miner mau today aud said
t...,, , ...... I. ...I ln ....
the tunnel this week.
tart- in from Itiuc dulch
mi has been run in to tap the large
dyke which shows from the top of the
mountain. The tunnel is in good
shipping irold ore all tlie way but
when the dyke was struck at a dis-
tauce of about ."hi feet the ore showed
up much better ami continues to
hold out in values, if any change it
being lor the I letter as work prog
resses. The returns from the assays
have not yet been received but the ore
It is reported that one of the largest
luimui? deals that has taken nlnea nn
Groom creek or Lynx creek, for a
long time, has been consummated
whereby a group of sixteen well
known mining claims has become the
property of a well known mining man.
The Journal-Miner has been warned
Ufa penalty of death to not men
tion any name in connection with
the sale for a few days, so you will
have to guess who the parties are.
The properties, however, are not far
baa the famous Midnight Test mine.
The Jerome Reporter says that the
Mt profit of the United Verde for 1902 j
was $927,054, a loss of about 82,000.000
from last year. Mine fire, slump in
copper and increase in smelter capac
D. J. Sullivan informs the Journal- '.
Miner that he has put a force of men
at work on the prorierties of the Unit- i
ed Gold Mines company near Con- !
gress, and that a letter from Superin
tendent Dennis May states that work ;
is progressing in fine shape. Three
men in one shaft on the Alaska group
are takin out ton of ore per day
which averages about 865 or 870 to the
j ton, while select samples of the ore
runs nj, aj j-ig in 0ja wjt
OMMf of gilrer. Mr. Sullivan is in
high spirite over the future of the
property of the company and says he
believes they have the making of one
of the biggest mine properties in Ya
DEATH OF D. K. ST. CLAIR.
Away This Morning at
Early Hour After a Pro
David K. St. Clair passed peace
fully away from the cares of this life
about 0 o'clock this morning after an
illness which had extended over sev
eral years, but which for the past
three or four mouths had kept him
confined to his bed most of the time.
Mr. St. Clair was born in Virginia
Dec. 24. 1800. and was conseouentlv
j 43 years of age at his death He j
luuves lieside his devoted
father and one sister who now reside
in St. Louis, Mo.
He came to Prescott in 1900, hoping
to regain his health which had been
poor for some time. For a couple of
ysars be seemed to be greatly improv
ed but grew worse again and passed
away as above stated.
In September, 1900. he was married,
in Flagstaff, to Miss Ella Hunter,
who survives him, and who, during
the long weeks of his illness watched ,
over and cared for him like a minis-1
Mr. St. Clair was one of those great
hearted men to whom no one ever
went in vain for help, aud his friends
were equal to bis acquaintances. and
during his sickness every care aud
consideration was given him
The funeral will lie
held from Lo-
gan's undertaking parlors at 2:30
o'clock tomorrow, March 11, and will
be conducted by Rev. Bennett, of the
Mrs. St. Clair's sister, Miss Lulu
Hunter, a teacher in the territorial j
normal school at Flagstaff, was uoti-!
fled by wire and will arrive in Pres-
cott tonight to attend the funeral and j
comfort her sister iu her hours of I
THE EIGHT HOUR SYSTEM.
By S. M. Wright.
Eight hours to work and
And eight to think and play.
Would lighten the hearts in many a
That's cold and sad today.
Eight hours to work and eight to
And eight to read and plav.
Would strengthen, ah! many a
That's dwarfed or gone astray.
For life's too short to spend too much
At work or sleep or play:
We'd better devote one-third to each:
'Twill lengthen much our stay.
The woman or man who works too
Will fail in health and fun:
They always expect to take their ease
But, never get begun.
The woman or man who sleeps too
Grows slack in body and mind:
They have a desire to be
Yet always lag behind.
in the lead, j
or man who plays too
Don't have great depth of brain.
Or if they do their ballast too light
Don't steady what they gain.
The chronic who reads his books too
Don't practice what he knows:
He piles up knowledge quite moun
While practical talent goes.
The man peculiar who thinks too
Just hold your glass on him:
He'll lietter the world but die
This man so hungry and thin.
But who is to blame for over work,
Which robs of time and sleep?
Is the philosopher not yet born
To tell why life's so cheap?
WALNUT GROVE BIRTHDAY.
Craig. March 7. (Editor Journal
Miner. Last Saturday, February
28th, was spent very pleasantly by the
children of Walnut drove and Craig.
The occasion was the celebration of
the twelfth birthday of Marvin Piper,
sou of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Piper,
teachers of the Walnut drove and
The many friends and schoolmates
of Marvin gathered early at his home
in Craig. It was a lieautiful sunshiny
day. ami the forenoon was sent in
nlayiug jolly out door games, led
the youug host.
When dinner was called the children
entered the dining room, anil a large j
table laden with good things met their
eyes. 1" which the children, their ap
ietites made doubly keen by their
out door sports. did ample justice.
The most of the afternoon was spent
iu tramping through canyons and over
hills, in which they saw many very
pretty -ights. and the wish of the
children was that they had a camera,
but as that wish could not tie supplied
they imprinted the pictures on their
On their return the children depart '
ed for home, declaring they never had
seut a happier day.
Annetta ( 'arter.
OF FIRE AND FLAMES
Follows an Explosion of Oil and Gasoline
Resulting From a Freight Wreck
on the Erie Road.
Men and Boys Blown Into the Air and Hu
man Beings Mowed Down Like Grass
by Flying Pieces of Steel.
Oleau, X. Y.. March 10. From
eighteen to twenty lives were lost and
fully twice that uumlter were burned,
or bruised by an explosion of oil late
last night, following a wreck on the
Erie railroad north of this city. Ow
ing to the fact that some of the bodies
were incinerated or blown into the
creek by the explosion the exact uum
lier of the dead will probably not be
! known for several days. An Erie
freight train, composed largely of
tank cars, filled with oil and gaso
line, broke in two on a bill two miles
north of this city. The forward part
1 was brought to a standstill at the
: foot of the hill, when the rear cars
gathering momeutum as they rushed
down the hill crashed into the front
cars. The impact was terrific. One
of the tank cars caught fire soon after
the collision, supposedly from a spark
struck from the grinding pieces of
Monday Club at Yesterday's Ses
sion Dissects the Above Subject
The Exercises Were Aiso Intnrspersed
With a Very Interesting Mus
Mrs. W. W. Ross, vice president of
the Monday club, presided at ye-tor
day's meeting of the club. Cou.-ider-
able routine business was transacted
and subjects discussed which were
left open for the future consideration
of the club. Among the latter was
the question of organizing the club
into sections, such as music, art and
literature and have each section meet !
on separate days iu addition to the j
regular meetings of the clubs, when
ai sections would unite. This is for
the convenience of memhcis. which
would allow each oue to select what
most suited her tastes. While no de
finite action was taken, the expression j
given by the memrrs seemed to be
vary favorable to the proposition. It
will be decided at the next business
meeting of the club.
The subject for the day was "Amer
ican Illustrators." the leaders lieiug
Mrs. deo. H. McGiunis and Mrs. H.
B. Long. A large dark cttrtaiu was
suspended on the wall and samples of
I the work of American Illustrators
were exhibited on it. Among the il
lustrations were two sketches by Mrs.
Captain L. 1). Phillips, which were
hastily drawn by her for the occasion,
one representing a kitchen scene, lie
ing a chair, with a broom resting
against it. and a bucket sitting lieside
it. The other was a sketch of the
sea with mountains in the back ground
and a little lad wading iu the sand
beside the water. Mrs. Phillips who j
is an artist of considerable promiu-1
eance. aud also familiar to a great ex-
j tent with the art of illustrating gave
a talk on the subject of illustrations,
which followed the regular papers
; read, and in which she gave much
interesting information on this
Mrs. Long, oue of the leaders of the
day. read a paper on the subject and
the discussion which followed, ill ad
dition to Mrs. Captain Phillips, as
noted above, was participated iu by
Mrs. Geo. C. West aud Mrs. T. W.
Otis. Mrs. West, who is also an artist
iu wood eurgaviug. gave her discus
sion in the form of a paper, while Mrs.
Otis gave a talk on the subject, the
discussion throughout resulting in
much information on a subject of
which the general public knows but
equally luiere.-tiug wit 11 uie m.-ous-
sion on "American Illustrators"
was the musical programme rendered,
which cousisteil of a vocal quartette
composed of Mesdames Weeks. McGiu
uis. Long and Martin, who rendered
"Welcome Pretty Primrose. " with
Mrs. M. E. Morin as accompanist.
Mrs. (. O. France, of Santa Ana.
California, a new arrival here and sis
ter of Dr. Roper, sang a solo, accom
panied on the piano by Mrs. Bopar,
I which elicited an encore. Mrs. l-'rauce
j lieing a very sweet siuger. A. li.
,y : Mader rendered a most exquisite vio
j lin solo, accomiauied on the piano by
Miss Anna Belle ISailey. an. I the
applauded him until he gave
another selection. Mrs. Mcdiiinis
also rendered a very beautiful vocal
solo in her usual charmim; voice,
with Mrs. M. K. Morin at the piano.
The Deal pill
'ueath the stars and
st rifies ;
It cleauscs the system and nevei
Little early Kiscr.-of world repute
Ask for I leWitt 's and take no sub
stitute. A small pill, easy to luiv. ea.-v to t:ike
and easy to act. but never failing iu 1
result-. Iievtiii s little r.arly lilsers
arouse the secret ions and act as a
tonic to the liver, curing Merman
King Co.. Oorbin a hoik. 1
iron in the wreck. In this accident
no one was injured but soon after
wards hundreds of people gathered to
view the brilliant flames. As the
heat became less intense the crowd
edged closer to the wreckage. Sud
denly there was a terrific explosion,
aud a mass of flames shot into the air
aud over the people standing near.
.Men and boys fell between the waves
of Are to rise no more.. Huge pieces
of steel mowed down human beings
by the scores. A veritable rain of
fire overwhelmed the crowd. Many
jumped into the creek in an effort to
put out their burning clothing. Many
of the injured were burned to death
by the flaming oil, before help could
reach them. The work of rescue could
not be begun before one o'clock when
volunteers removed the dead and in
jured to ambulances and wagons.
Identification of the dead was impos
sible in most cases.
Our Kirkland Valley Correspondent
Writes of Mining, Burglaries,
Personal and Otherwise.
Burglaries Committed in Which a Dis
arrangement of Articles Only
Kirkland, Ariz., March 9.
Things hare been rather dull this
Motion, mid what news there was, was
more inaccessible to the writer than
J. H. Hise is the ouly mine worker
that is very active just now. But
1 List ing from toward the U. S. mine
Indicate regular development in the
quarter of Copper Basin.
Tom Ernhart is also handling con-
siderable lumber, which indicates
contemplated mining activities, j
Jack Arnold, who has been on the
dean la toward Yuma, is getting out
ore for Bill Rudy aud Jim Staples,
lb-. Arnold, is much elated because
the new railroad from Phenix to the
Colorado river is surveyed through
one group of his claims. James Stapps
is on the desert.
C. D. Rynearson and brother are
building a fine looking white tuffa
rock house on their rock quarries near
Kudy's rau.-h. If I understand
aright they will hereafter supply all
ordeca for ornamental purposes, as
well as furnish linings and other
things that this tuffa is good for.
Heretofore they only desired large
Mr. Hunt has moved his dry placer
process plant to the Golden Xusa
claim formerly owned by H. dohr
Daan. The engines and other ma
chinery are nearly ready to start. He
also Ins coming from Kansas City a
"dry washing" machine of his own
design to be worked in connection
with the pulverizing concentrating
works already up and nearly ready to
start. He also reports that assays
made of a peculiar "black sand,"
which this claim contains in great
quantities, have never returned less
than forty dollars a ton. He has al
ready on the ground a power magnate
to extract and separate it in the same
op eral ion that the virgin gold is sepa
rated. This may be a greater source
of revenue than fhe pure gold.
Frank Berual. lately of San Fran-
,cisco aud a Mr. Rose, a veteran re
I turned from the Philippine islands,
i have bought the copper prospect of
Mr. Ssviugley, as well as some other
claims from Kyle, Coy & Co., near
j the dohrman mines in Copper Basin
and have just commenced work on
Honda is also said to be at work in
Copper Basin, but to what extent and
in what manner we could not learn.
The writer recently made a flying
visit to Preaoott, and was much sur
prised at the many new dwellings that
are building iu this uncommonly cold
and "dead of winter" weather. That
i- almost a "boom" sign. With Joe
Wilson's opera house in full bloom,
Preaoott will appear more like a fash
ionable resort than a mining man's
center of attraction. But whatever
its fate I hope that the stiff, formal
landscape gardening will never prevail
on its anbnrba. That sort of a thing
knocks more poetry out of a fellow
lhan a China a with wooden shoes
on chasing a rooster.
Vour Simplex machine reminds us
of an old printer some years ago who
said : "When you get 7a machiue that
can replace the Driuter's Augers,
guided by a preL'lear head beg
pardon lor Hgoti'dyou may look
next for .-babies Sowing on potato
vile - and full grown roosters hatching
from BlUanUal eggs." It seems to I
up to the babies aud roosters now.
A series of puzzling burglaries hap
pened some weeks ago. John Morris'
near t he Crano ranch, was en
tered ami things iiiset generally, but
he missed nothing, dohrmau's camp
ami the buildings mi the Big .'1 Placer
eoaapany'a land were broken bate aav-
eral times and things upset, trunks
emptied aud books tumbled from
shelves fearful to behold, but only a
can of corned beef and a little coffee
was misted. It is the writer's conjec
ture that they were professional bur
glers (tenderfoot; from the east, not
"posted" on miner's ways. Will the
Journal-Miner please inform ftese
gentlemen that the Arizona prospector
prospective, possible, probable future
millionaire never puts his legal ten
der, dust, etc., where they were look
ing. His favorite place is a bank. i.
e. , sand Dank ol original deposit a
faro bank, and ouee iu a very great
while, a regular bank. But theMast
named bank is the safest. Try them.
You are sure of boodle there if you
can get to it. Feily Dale.
Tampa. Fla.. March 'J. Henry
Thomas, the negro who attempted to
assault the ten year old daughter of
Port Keen was lynched near Parish
last night after admitting his guilt.
Denver, March 9. dov. Peabody to
day recalled a portion of the troops
sent to Colorado City to maintain
order during the strike. A military
guard will still lie retained at the re
duction works until the strike is
Chicago, March !l. The jury which
will try the cases against the coal
operators who are accused of conspir
acy was completed today. Thirteen
hundred and thirteen men were exam
ined before the jury could be com
pleted. Memphis, Tenn.. March 9. The
river guage is still moving steadily
upward. At noon today it marked
the highest water during the present
rise. Reports from the over flowed
districts indicate that there is dis
tress among the negro farmers.
St. Louis, Mo.. March 0. One hun
dred families living below Alton. Il
linois, have tieen rendered homeless
as a result of the rise in the Missis
sippi river. The river is threatening
to inundate the farming lands along
the banks. People are moving out in
Washington, March President
today nominated O. D. M. daddis to
be postmaster at Kingman, Arizona.
This appointment was made prior to
the adjournment of congress but the
senate failed to reach it for conflrm
mation. Ogden, Utah. March 9. A fatal
shooting scrape took place at Matlan
this morning on the Southern Pacific.
The east bound freight stopped at
the station, when Conductor Ander
son. Brakemeu Malau and Stevenson
ordered some twenty-five holnis from
As the trauiM were forced to leave,
one 01 tliem named 1'at lo-Iello.
drew a revolver aud ordered the train
men "hands up" and then began
shooting. Malan returned the fire in
flicting fatal wounds on Costello.
Berlin. March 0. Earth quake
shocks have lieeu felt for two days in
the mountains of Saxony. The
shocks today were very violent. The
inhabitants of Crazlitz left their
bouses for safety today and great ex
citement prevails among them.
Washington. March 0. The demo
cratic senatorial caucus, which met
at 11 o'clock this moruing. organized
by electing Senator Oorraau to his
old position as chairman. He made a
brief speech iu assuming the chair.
The caucus then proceeded to other
Xew York. March 3. Ellen Yail.
aged R) aud her daughter. Eliza
beth, aged 22. met their death in a
fire on East Seventeenth street early
today. The older woman was suffo
cated aud the younger one jumped
from the fourth floor. The property
lost by Are is small.
Washington. March 5. President
Roosevelt today sent to the senate the
nomination of W. D. Crum, colored,
to be collector of the port at Charles
ton, S. C. This is the second nomin
ation of Crum. the senate at its ses
sion just closed having failed to con
firm the appointment.
St Johns, N. F., March 9. The
steamer l landa arrived here yesterday
evening after a passage of twenty-one
days from Liverpool. She epxerieuced
terrible weather. Carpenter Marlseu
was killed. Boatswain Cook had an
arm broken, and Engineer Braytou
had three fingers torn from his hand
during the storm. The steamer was
badly damaged by the force of the
Buffalo, March 7. A woman named
Marian Hutchinson, a former em
ployee of the murdered man Edwin
L. Burdick, at his envelope factory,
was taken into custody by the police
today. Superintendent of Police Bull
declared that the woman is not under
arrest but is simply lieing detained.
She is being examined by Bull and
the district attorney.
Glenn Falls, X. Y.. March 7. -By
the capsizing of a flat boat used as a
ferry at Spiers Falls today, nine men
were drowned. There were sixty men
iu the boat. The current was very
swift, and a mass of logs aud ice
struck the boat. In the confusion,
one man jumped out, and iu doiug so
caused the boat to tip over, half the
men falling into the river aud Betas
carried down by the current. Four
bodies have been recovered.
Washington. March ii. The secre
tary of the navy has received a tele
gram from Rear Admiral dla--. com
manding the Pacific squadron, saying
that all is quiet at Amapala. Hon
duras, and that reports indicate the
success of Bonilla. the insurgent
leader anil the restoration of icace
shortly. The fleet will leave Amapala
today for Acapuleo and San Fran
cisco. Washington. March 0. A Swede w ho
gave his name as Z. Berg of Provi
deuce. R. I., tried for an hour this
morning to see President Roosevelt.
He was urged by the white house at
taches to reduce his communication
to writing which he attempted to do.
but failed. Berg told the secret ser
vice officers, that several years ago
he had informed the I'nited Slate-
that the Spanirads intended to blow
up one of its battle ships and he
wanted the president to secure 1100,
000 for him iu payment for the infor
mation. The man was Anally persuad
ed to return to Providence.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 6. A gen
eral strike has been called by the ex
ecutive board of the international as
sociation of bridge and structural iron
workers against the American Bridge
company. This order includes all
construction work in the hands of the
company throughout the United States
and Canada. It involves thousands of
men in all sections.
Hamilton. Ohio, March 6. Alfred
Knapp. the;multi-wife murderer, was
visited today by his attorneys from
Cincinnati. There is no doubt what
ever that the defense will plead insan
ity. Knapp's fourth wife, and her
sisters and brothers-in-law will testify
tnat inapp nas not been right - men
tally since he was kicked by a horse
when Ave years old. Knapp is in
Cheyenne, Wyo., March 6. "Laugh
ing Dick" Carey, the last of the no
torious "Hole in the Wall" gang of
cattle rustlers and train robbers, and
for whom rewards aggregating 83000
have been offered, is lieing closely
pursued by a posse. His capture is
hourly expected. In view of the pro
posed hunting trip of President
Roosevelt through Wyoming, an extra
effort is being made to place this out
law behind the bars.
Washington, March 5. Two import
ant appointments were made today in
the department of Justice- W. A. Day
of the district of Columbia was made
assistant attorney to the attorney gen
eral at a salary of seven thousand per
year. Milton D. Purdy, of Minneso
ta, was appointed assistant attorney
general. These places were created
by a recent act of congress.
Yernon. Utah, March 7. Frank
Burns, of Salt Lake,swas killed and
his brother John Burns and John W.
Taylor, were seriously injured in a
snow-slide in Oakbrush canyon last
night. The men had been working a
claim at the head of the canyon and
were asleep at the time. The aval
anche tore the cabin to pieces and
carried the men some distance down
the mountain side.
Washington, March 5. The United
States senate met at noon today in
special session, called by the presi
dent. Today being the first session of
the senate of the fifty-eighth congress
the oath was administered to thirty
senators, who take office for six years.
Of these, seventeen were re-elected,
and thirteen newly elected. The scene
was a brilliant one. The galleries
were filled at an early hour with
many frieuds and relatives of the new
senators. The latters' desks were
marked by a wealth of floral decora
tions. Tweuty six senators in all
took the oath today.
Chicago, March 5. A murder, com
mitted by a band of thieves, who
obl urged and robbed nightly, in West
Madison saloons, has been made
known to the police by John Lyons,
after three years concealment. Lyons,
who is said to be dying with consump
tion, says his concsience gave him no
rest, and that he will And peace only
in death. John Howard, a printer,
was the victim. On the statements of
Lyons, charges of murder have been
placed against Jos. Moore and James
Bray, who are under arrest in St.
Louis. Howard was drugged in a sa
loon and carried to the sidewalk, and
robbed. Soon after he was found, he
died in the patrol wagon.
Sacramento, CM., March 5. Carrie
Nation, the famous saloon smasher,
from Kansas, was the center of attrac
tion in the legislature today. After
the senate adjourned at 12:30 o'clock
she ascended to the president's desk,
aud delivered a sensational address
which lasted for half an hour. She
read a letter declaring that in several
committee rooms of the capital build
ing, iu the office of the secretary of
-tate and in the rooms of the state
lunacy commission stocks of liquors
are maintained. She challenged any
one to deny the fact but received no
answer. She distributed souvenir
hatchets as she wended her way back
to the hotel after the address, and was
followed by a large crowd of small
Berlin. March 9. Emperor William
received President Francis of the St.
Louis exposition in an audience at
noon today. The emperor treated
President Francis with great distinc
tion. He received him privately, and ask
ed him many questions concerning
The conversation traveled to many
subjects that lasted for fifty minutes.
An allusion having been made to
Houston Stewart Chamberlain's work
ou the "Foundations of the Nine
teenth Century Civilization," Em
l eror William immediately sent for a
copy, wroto his name on the fly-leal
aud presented the book to Mr. Fran
cis. Washington. March 0. While no
advices have been received at the
Chinese legation here relating to the
serious condition of affairs which are
approaching a crisis in the interior of
China, it is understood that the new
minister. Sir Liang Chen Tung, who
sailed from Hong Kong Feb. 27. will
bring to Washington important in
structions bearing on the subject.
The conditions reported will be most
distressing to many of the Chinese
provinces. Besides Sir Liang, there
are sitxy memliers of bis party, in
cluding the new charge de a'ffaires.
secretaries for legations in Spain,
Peru, and Culia. and Consuls general
for Sau Francisco, and Xew York and
a consul for Houolulu.
Washington. March 5. Judge A. C.
Bierer of duthrie. Judge J. K. Keatou
of Oklahoma City, and Attorney S.
H. Harris of Perry are in Washington
for the purpose of appearing liefore
the supreme court today iu argument
of two cases ieiiding before that tri
bunal. One of the cases involves the
validity of the law assed by the Ok
lahoma legislature providing for the
taxing of Indian lands in organized
counties for court aud territorial pur
poses. The second case involves the
title to the priqierty ou which South
duthrie is located. H. H. BockAnger.
an heir of former settlers of the prop-
erty, claims title as a homestead to
100 acn- on which more than 1000
people are living. The case has been
through the different courts and is up
argifhient in the supreme
Philadelphia. Pa.. March 10. I
Stockholders of the Punsylvania rail
road company iu annual meeting to
day voted to increase the capital stock
of the company by one hundred aud
fifty million dollars, making a total
capitalization of four hundred mill
ions. Brisbane. Queensland, March 10.
Townsville and North Queensland,
have been visited by a cyclone in
which many persons were killed and
Part of the hospital building col
lapsed during tne storm killing six
persons. Schools, churches aud resi
dences were destroyed.
Many of the inhabitants were ren
Kansas City, March 10. Charges
of official corruption in the police
department, involving Chief liaynes.
Detective Sanderson, and Officers
McAueny and Sullivan, were tiled to
day with the ard of police commis
sioners by Jailer Tod 4uuter.
Loose practices and acceptance of
bribes charged. Investigation will
Lincoln, Xeb., March 10. Train
service is badly paralyzed in Xebras
ka today on account of Aoods.
Bridges on all the main lines of the
Burlington and Uniou PaciAc were
washed out last night. The Rock Isl
and bridge at South Bend jwas torn
loose and bore down upon the bridges
at Louisville destroying the middle
span. Miles of country .are under wa
ter, along the Platte.
New York. March 10. The Anchor
Liner Karamnaia, from Marseilles,
Palermo and Xaples is detained at
quarantine today because a number
of the crew died under peculiar cir
cumstances on the voyage. Six deaths
occurred two of the crew and four
passengers in the steerage. AH were
taken with the same symptoms,
cramps, uausea and collapse. It is
thought that they were poisoned by
some noxious gases emanating from
Colorado Springs. March 10. By
order of Col. James Brown, a cordon
of soldiers surrounding strike head
quarters, in Colorado City, were 1
withdrawn early this morning.
Everything is quiet in the city and at
Three mills. A sentry at the Stand
ard mill tired on a striker who at
tempted to pass through the lines
without answering a challenge, at two
this morning. At Telluride another
slight clash occurred'wben some one
fired through a window, the shot be
ing returned by the sentry. No dam
age was done.
Colorado Springs. Colo. March ..
The leasing of
tlie traitou estate at
comprising about 700
acres places Cripple Creek largely iu
the hands of practical miners who
have done much to make the camp
what it is. The properties will be
leased in blocks several hundred in
number. At present lerhaps 2000 ap
plications have lieeu received. Con
tracts will be let beginning at the
next monthly meeting March 26.
Work will be afforded for 1000 or
more men. Stratton's ludeendeuce
will lie thoroughly exploited from the
! deepest workings 1100 feet. The suc-
cess of the big pump newly installed
j in handling the water flow which is
only about 250 gallons per minute'
makes the exploitation possible. The
mine is outputting 25 tons daily. A
force of 4o0 men is employed.
The Mary McKinley mine is output
ting 75 to 10O tons of ore daily from
levels extending to 500 feet depth.
The ore is smelter grade.
Paris. March 7. A remarkable dem
onstration of France-American cor
diality occurred at a liauquet given at
eleven this morning, at Hotel Conti
neutal to D. K. Francis, president of
the St. Louis exposition. It was given
by the presidency of the minister of
commerce Trouillet and was attend
ed by Ave hundred of the foremost
officials, including a personal repre
sentative of President Loubet. Prac
tically the whole ministry and repre
sentatives of state, the senate, cham
ber of deputies, judiciary and the
army and navy. President Francis
arrived here from Madrid late last
night, and owing to his intention of
leaving for Berlin at once the lnqnet
was arranced for an unusually early
hour. The decoratioi it the banquet
hall were magnificent. The famous
bandof the hundred and fourth in
fantry furnished patriotic French
Francis was enthusiastically re
ceived when he arose to respond
elaborate addresse-of welcome. He
was presented wi'h valuable gifts,
from President Loubet. aud from M. 1
Ancelot, presideur of the French ex- j
Washington, March 4. President
Roosevelt, accompanied by Secretary
Loeb and several members of the'
white house executive force, arrived
at the capital early in the morning.
They were joined soon afterwards by
members of the cabinet.
While the business of the senate was
being concluded a number of seuators
and members of the house called ou
the president in his room, some of
them taking to him bills in which
they are interesed personally. All
measures presented for his signature
were scanned very carefully by the
president, and members of the cabinet
who are interested iu them. After
being entered by the white house
clerks, they were sigued by the presi
dent. Both the sundry civil and the
general deficiency appropriation bills
were sigued by the preisdent, after
approval by the cabinet. The naval
appiopriatiou bill was the last of a
big supply of bills to which the presi
dent affixed his signature.
By 11:45 he bad signed all the bills
presented to bim anil the announce
ment of that fact was made in the sen
ate and bouse. When the Anal ad
journment was taken President Roose
velt held an informal reception to
senators aud representatives in his
Go to Kearney s. Courier building.
FREE READING ROOM
Its First Year's Existence Proves
Highly Successful Good At
tendance of Visitors.
Former Officers Enthusiastically Re
Elected Coupled With &ote of
Thanks From Citizens.
While the citizens of Prescott, dur
ing the past year, have manifested a
very commendable interest in the free
reading room in the matter of its sup
port, there seems to be somewhat of a
luck of interest last evening when it
came to attendance at the annual
meeting. It was with some difficulty
that a quorum was obtained, but what
was lacking in numbers was more than
compensated for by the enthusiasm of
M. B. Hazeltine, president of the
directors, presided at the meeting and
B. D. Billinghurst was
tary pro tern in the absence of Miss
Block, the regular secretary.
The reading room has proven a
great benefit during the year, and
that it has been appreciated was
shown by the patronage, it has re
ceived during the year, the librarian's
report showing that there has been
over forty one visitors to it daily.
The room has been fitted up at an
expense of over 8100, provided with
tables and chairs for the accommoda
tion of visitors and supplied with
newspapers, magazines and other pe
riodicals, together with a limited
number of books, the use of which in
the room is provided free to all who
wish to avail themselves of them.
Many a stranger in the town, visit
ors from the country surrounding
Prescott as well as single men residing
in Prescott find it a convenient and
pleasant place to spend their spare
time perusing newspapers or maga
zines. The report of Miss Amelia
Block, secretary and treasurer of the
institution, showed a very gratifying
condition of finanical affairs, the re
ceipts being as follows: Membership
cards, 3238; donations, 1217.75; en
tertainments, $333.70, or a total of
The disbursements showed a total of
$795.25, or a deficit of $5.60 for the
thirteen months. The items were fur
nishing the room, $102.75; magazines
and papers. $31.70; rent, $210; salary
libarian. $260; games, $6.20; electric
globes and fixtures, $8.10; piano for
entertainment. $8: liquid air enter
In regard to the latter item it was
explained that a profit of abont 940
was realized on the enterainment, the
grog,, receipts being over $200.
' The Prescott Electric company has
funished lights free for which a hearty
vote of thanks was voted it.
The old board of directors had con
ducted the affairs of the institution so
successfully for the past year that a
motion to re-select them received a
hearty second and on being put to a
vote was enthsuiastically carried.
The directors are Messrs. M. B.
Hazeltine, C W. Moore, B. D. Bil
linghurst, Harry Brisley, R. A. Tal
bot, Charles Ashley, F. M. Metzgar,
R. E. Morrison, E. Rockway; Mes
dames W. M. Claypool, J. L Munds,
Xellie Akers, J. I. Oardner, H. B.
Long and Miss Amelia Block.
At the suggestion of President
Hazeltine. a vote of thanks was ten
dered to the press for its uniform
courtesy and liberality towards the
At the conclusion of the citizens'
meeting the board of directors held a
meeting for the election of officers
' aud the former officers were re-elected
in much the same manner that the di
. rectors had been. They are M. B.
! Hazeltine, president; Mrs. H. B.
Long. vice president, and Miss Amelia
Block, secretary and treasurer.
The question of raising finances for
the present year was then discussed,
and it was decided to appoint commit
tees to wait upon the citizens and so
I licit subscriptions.
Other business topics were dis-
cussed, among them the approaching
! entertainment of Mr. Burroughs, and
' Mrs. Long was appointed to take
' charge of a book show, to be given on
' Saturday, April 11, the day preceding
: Easter Sunday.
i'ii" directors then adjourned to
j meel again on March 24, when the
' committees will tie appointed.
A PRACTICE SHOOT.
A large crowd assembled at the gun
club's grounds west of the Prescott
Electric company's plant yesterday
afternoon to see the boys slaughter
blue rocks. The weather was nice
enough to be out. but bad for shoot
ing as the wind blew a perfect gale,
which made the festive bluerock cut
all kinds of fancy tricks. The score
was is follows, each man shooting at
Ray Hill. 31; H. C. Burmister, 31;
Jake Marks, 33; J. Archenbau, 24; Gil
Ferguson. 33: T. H. Bate, 18; Ben
Hart wick. 24: Pickett. 35: M E.
Morin. 40: Robinson, 15; D. D. Mc
Donald, 37; R. B. Burmister, 25; Dr.
Roper. 9; W. S. Parker, 20.
Several of the shooters were new
men some of them never having shot
at a bluerock liefore in their lives,
but they had as much fun as any
body, aud may be among the best
shots of the club some of these days.
The club is practicing regularly to
get in the best possible shape 'for the
territorial tournament to be held in
Pi e.-cott next i Vtober.
A REMARKABLE CASE.
I Ine ot the most remarkable ca
i of a cold, deep seated on the lungs,
causing pneumonia, is that of Mrs.
I dertrude E. Feuner, Marion, Ind..
who was entirely cured by the use of
t ne Minute Cough Cure. She says:
I "The coughing and straining so
: weakened me that I run down in
! weight from 148 to 92 pounds. I tried
a number of remedies to no avail nn
I til 1 used One Minute Cough Cure,
i Four bottles of this wonderful remedy
cured me entirely of the cough.
I strengthening my lungs and restored
I me to my normal weight, health and
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