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ARIZONA WEEKLY JOURNALMlNER.
Pioneer Paper of Arizona.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 23, 1903.
The Cost of Maintaining: County Government ;
Nearly One Hundred Thousand Dol
lars Per Year.
When the grand jury made a partial I
report on November 24. and took a re- .
until December 21 in order to
allow a committee of experts to more
thoroughly examine into tbe condi
tion of certain county offices, more
especially tbe board of supervisors,
there was a feeling that there might
be some facts brought to light that
would make very interesting reading
matter for tbe taxpayers of this coun
ty who have been compelled to put
tbeir hands into their pockets and
band over to the county government
nearly five out of every hundred dol
lars they possessed.
After going over the accounts of the
board of supervisors for the years
1901, 1902 and tbe three quarters of
1903, and making a complete record of
the expenditures of the board for those
years, a recapitulation of tbe amounts
was made which is herewith submitted
for tbe consideration of tbe taxpayers
of the county. These expert reports
were embodied into tbe final report
of tbe grand jury which was submitted
to Judge Sloan at nine o'clock lad
night. The final report of the grand
jury is as follows :
Sheriff and Expense
Recorder aud Expense
Hospital Building and Improvements
Assesser aud Expense
District Attorney and Expense
Probate Judge aud Expense
Clerk of Court
Meals for Prisoners aud Witnesses ..
Court House and Jail Fixtures
Court House A; Jail Supplies & Guard
Justices Peace and Constables
Phones aud Lights
Jails Jerome and Congress
Out Door Relief
For the first three qi arters onl.
$5,175 45 carried over from 4th quarter
f$2,633 97 carried over from 4th quarter
JAlso to be noted that quite an amount
Supt. McLaughlin, of the Henrietta
mine, and bis estimable wife, came
in from the property of tbe Braganza
Gold Mining company yesterday after
noon for a short visit in Prescott.
Mr. McLaughlin brought in a nice
bar of gold bullion from the mill
valued at about $3500. Owing to some
repairs and alterations in the mill it I
has not been running for some time '
aud only started up a few days ago. ;
Tbe bullion was tbe result of tbis
short run. It is predicted by people in
which who me management mat ine
property will soon be paying its reg-
ular two per cent per month dividends ;
; mi i -
tcaiu. xuere nave ueeu a series or
difficulties to overcome during the
past three or four months which have
prevented tbe payment of these divi
dends, but tbe information will be
bailed with delight not only by the
stockholders but by all in tbis sec
tion, where the property is regarded
as one of the best in tbe county.
The work of development is being
pushed ahead with all possible speed
at the Iron King Extension in the
Big Bag district. A few mouths ago
this property was bonded by Douglas,
Lacey A Co., from A. J. Carroll,
one of tbe pioneer miuers and pros
peotors of this county. Mr. Carroll
had held tbe property for some time
bat on account of not being able to
properly develop it. and rather than
see it lying idle he bonded it at a
very reasonable figure to the above
company, believing that they would
make a great property out of it and
thus it would do somebody some good.
A prospecting shaft was sunk to a
depth of 110 feet when a cross cut was
run and tbe great Iron King ledge,
which bad been covered to a depth of
nearly ninety feet by a deposit of
gravel and sand was struck. Tbe
ledge was cross cut for several feet
exposing a nine foot vein carrying
good values in coper and gold. A
winze was sunk to a depth of about
thirty five feet and the values grew
better all the time. This was suffi
cient evidence that they had some
thing to sink for on a good big scale,
so they moved tbe hoisting plants
from the old Rebel and Kicker prop
erties to tbe Iron King Extension
and now have two shafts going dowa.
one of them being near the prospect
ing shaft above referred to and tbe
other across the gulch where a shaft
is being sunk to strike tbe ledge
further north. Jt is a well known
fact that the Iron King ledge grows
richer toward the north, aud as this
property is the north extension of the
Iron King, there is every reason to
believe it will soon develop into a big
A small force of men has been put
at work in tbe old Silver Flake mine,
on Groom creek, which has lain idle
T BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Prescott, Arizona, December 21,
1003. Honorable Kicbard E. Sloan,
Judge Fourth Judicial District. Sir:
Your grand jury empaneled on the
ninth day of November, beg leave to
hand in their final report and ask to
On the 24th day of Novebmer we
made a partial report ; we have in ad
dition to said report to add that we
have examined four cases and found
four true bills having examined
We have also bad during our inter
mission, an itemized statement taken
from the books of the board of super
visors, and a recapitulation of the ex
penses of the county government for
the years 1901, 1902 and for the three
quarters of 1903, which shows at a
glance what is being expended by our
board of supervisors for the running
of our 'county government. This
shows that tbe county government is
costing the people close to 8100,000 per
It is the opinion of your grand jury
that there is, to say tbe least, gross
extravagance in the expenditures.
1 J. J. Fisher, Foreman."
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of this account was carried over
for a number of years. J. J. Pbilbin
is one of the principal owners of it. It
is well equipped with steam hoist and
stamp mill, and as it was a good pro
ducer in years gone by the reason for
its protracted idleness has never been
understood by the public.
John Ross and Charles Anderson
who are the present owners of the old
Kimball mine, on Lynx creek, hare
just completed taking tbe water from
it and are expecting a mining exper;
here iu a few days to examine the
property with a view 'of working it.
The Kimball was formerly owned by
Geo w. Curtis, who built a mill on
it to work the ore but the enten,rise
proved a failurei aud it wa9 at
the tjme tnat thig
hastened Mr. Cur
tis' death, as he bad built great hopes
on the success of the venture. The
deepest shaft on it is 100 feet and
there are two others of less depth.
Considerable free gold ore was found
in it during the time it was being
worked by Mr. Curtis.
The Jerome News is informed that a
bulkhead iu one of the levels in the
United Verde mine was opened last
week and tbe level explored. and found
entirely free from Are. As to fire the
mine is said to be in better condition
than for years. With the fire under
control, an abundance of coal and
coke, and the increased capacity of
the smelter, the company's pay roll
should soon be much (larger than ever
before in its history.
Sunday there were eleven cars of
coke at Jerome Junction for the Uni
ted Verde Copper company. This coke
comes from Pennsylvania. At the
smelter Superintendent Taylor has
everything ready to start up just as
soon as he receives instructions to do
so. The smelter will undoubtedly be
again in full operation within the
next seven days, with enough coke
ahead to guard against a compulsory
shut down for many mouths. Jerome
On tbe Stock exchange in Boston
few days ago the stock of the Greene
Consolidated company sold for ?11.
which is the lowest point it has reach
ed for some time.
It has leaked out that Frank H. Ray
vice president of the Continel Tobac
co company aud certain other large
stockholders some time go engaged
John A. Parish, of Denver, the mining
expert, to visit the Greene
and to make an exhaustive
to conditions and prospects. .Mr. Par
ish fulfilled bis mission aud present
ow prices for Greene stock are be
lieved to have resulted from knowl
edge of his report.
It is air.) learned that the Lewisobu
holdings of Greene stock, about 15,
000 shares purchased around $25 per
share, were sold from 920 down to 17
As tbe Lewisobus, through tbe United
Metals Selling company sell the
Greene company output it is argued
that tbeir selling was very significant.
Tfaere are all kinds of rumors cur
reut in Boston as 1 1 floating debts,
high costs of copper, extravagant man
agement, exhaustion of ore bodies,
etc., but tbe managment turns a deaf
ear to inquiries, intimating that
there is an ulterior motive behind the
present attack on the stock. The
query is: Is Amalgamated after the
Greene property and using sandbag
ging met nods or nas me property
ut ' dlaapr intment !8
tent of its copper deposits and ability
to produce the metal at a low figure?
Tbe latter is the generally accepted
theory in Boston. Bisbee Review.
T. J. Neiman, of Hillside, has just
received the second payment on a
group of copper claims located on
Copper creek in the Eureka mining
district, which he Srecently sold, the
deal having been made through J. tll.
Frank Dillon recently shipped a
! car load of ore from his Parnell prop-
erty, near Hillside, to the Val Verde
! smelter which netted him over three
hundred dollars. The Hillside coun
try is going to come to tbe front as a
mining district in tbe near future, as
there are a number of fine prospects
in that section, and when capital
turns its attention to that part of the
county there are going to be some big
surprises in the mining industry.
At Tombstone new ground is being
opened on the 700 foot level and the
new pumps on that level are all work
ing smoothly, though there are in an
enterprise of'that kind, difficulties en
countered and overcome daily that
would prove embarrassing to a little
mine, with nothing at hand to work
with. The continuous and rapid sink
ing of the shaft far below water level
is a fine exhibition of the victory of
mind over matter; the success of
human inventions for the removal of
natural obstacles. About a hundred
tons of Jore are bow being shipped
daily. Tucson Star.
A new hoist and other machinery
has been received at the Great Repub
lic property near Turkey Creek station
on tbe Crown King railroad and it is
now proposed to push the work of de
veloping the property with all pos
sible haste. The company owns
thirty seven claims in a body at that
place and some fine ore has been taken
out in prospecting it. With the new
hoist the work will make much bet
At Imperial, better known as tbe
Old Boot mine, the railroad survey
from Red Rock is being revised where
it runs through tbe mountains, which
work, it is expected, will be finished
in a week or two. Mr. Staunton thinks
the construction of the road will re
quire about four mouths after the
final survey. At the mine about 150
men are now employed. The force is
not quite so large as it was. as much
of tbe preliminary work is tluisbed.
While no men have been discharged,
the place of an occasional workman
who quits for the purpose of taking
advantage of other opportunities, has
not been filled. The reason is that
they are already taking out a great
deal of ore that cannot be reduced
until the plant is put in, nor shipped
till the railroad is built. It will take
a year perhaps to build tbe big reduc
tion plant but the shipment of ore
will begin just as toon as the railroad
f' ready to handle it. The mine, Mr.
taunton says, has every indication of
being one of tbe big ones of the terri
tory. There is lots of ore aud all of a
high grade. Tucsuu Star.
Tbe repairs and alterations on the
hydro-carbon oil burning smelter of
the G. A. Treadwell company, at
Mayer, having been completed, the
melter was started np again last
Thursday and up to Saturday evening
was still in operation giving good
satisfaction. As tbis is the first
smelter of the kind ever built, the
operation of it is being watched with
great interest by parties interested in
mining. As yet it is still in tbe ex
perimental stage but tbe indications
are very favorable for success. The
heat furnished by the oil burner is
most intense, and will do tbe work re
quired of it all right, the alterations
required being on other parts of tbe
smelter. E. D. Treadwell who is in
charge of it has great faith in its suc
cess, and be says he has enough ore
in sight now to keep it in operation
for a year without opening up any
M. C. Parmley and his brother, R.
G. Parmley. went out to the property
of tbe Dividend Consolidated Gold
Mining company, in tbe Big Bug dis
trict, this morning to look over tbe
property. Preiiarations are going
ahead rapidly for increasing the ca
pacity ot tbe mill and starting work
on the property on a larger scale than
it has ever been prosecuted before.
Bids have been received from several
firms for tbe additional machinery
which will be installed as soon as the
bids are accepted and the machinery
can be shipped and put iu place. The
Dividend is certainly one of tbe com
ing big properties of this country.
Its present development takes it out
or tne prospect stage ana lists it as a
mine, there being over 5000 feet of
work done aud thousands of tons of
good ore ready to be reduced to bull
ion. John Kinney, the Big Bug raining
man, came in from his Grand Central
property last eveuing. and reports the
property looKiug very good. He ex
pects E. F. Cullerton, of Chicago,
who has a bund on tbe property, to ar
rive here about January 10, to look
over the work that has been done
since be took the bond some time last
fall. In case be is satisfied with the
j showing considerable improvement
j will very likely be made iu the way of
putting on machinery.
W. H. Lester, the day mill man at
the Home Run property on Groom
creek, came into town two or three
days ago to nurse an injured foot
and leg which he got as tbe result of
a timber falling on him. He reports
tbe six unit stamps in the mill drop
ping afl the time and between forty
five and fifty tons of ore being crush
ed every day. He says there is no
doubt that it is a fine little mill.
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Iron King. December 19, 1903.
The C. E. anti-worry meeting held
on Sunday evening last was led by
Mrs. A. Pain who bandied the subject
most excellently. In tbe discussion
the speakers brought out many inter
esting points regarding the cause and
cure of "worry." These C. E. meet
ing are entirely undenominational in
their character, being participated in
by all interested in Christian work in
its broadest sense. Begun last
August in a purely tentative way,they
have steadily growD, largely under the
happy inspiration of Mr. and Mrs.
Blancbard and the wise guidance of
Mrs. Pnlsifer, the president of the so
ciety, until now they may be said to
be a unique feature of our Iron King
camp, and a factor in its higher life
that we should not willingly abandon.
Rev. R. D. Latter, the Baptist
missionary, so frequent a visitor to
our camp, during tbe last six or seven
months, has gone south to the Salt
river valley on an extended trip with
the gospel wagon. He has been ap
pointed colporteur for Arizona by the
Baptist Missionary society. He plans
to carry on his work chiefly in South
ern Arizona during the winter return
ing to this vicinity in the spring.
Rev. A. Biggs who conducted church
service last Sunday morning is the
newly appointed Baptist missionary
to Iron King, McCabe, Walker, Poland
aud adjacent mining camps. Although
only a young man, Mr. Biggs has seen
many phases of life. Entering the
ministry iu Australia, his native land,
be went as a missionary to the inter
ior of China which place he was forced
to leave through tbe outrages of the
Boxers. It is safe to say, that lively
as undoubtedly some of the min
ing camps of Yavapai certainly are at
times, they will probably seem com
paratively tame to one who, like Mr.
Biggs, spent so many days expecting
a most horrible death at any moment.
Mr. Biggs and his wife at present are
living al Dewey. He will preach at
Iron King every other Sunday morn
ing, and ever other Wednesday even
ing. We are sorry to learn that B.
Blanchard who was expected here
about Dec. 10 will be unable to re
turn till the new year. He is at pres
ent in Kansas City, where he will
spend Christmas with his friends.
J. Blanchard leaves camp this week
for Los Angeles where be will spend
a short holiday.
"Bill'' Adkisson, on account of tbe
illness of his mother, left on Tuesday
morning for his home in the east.
Bill was one of the best all around
men in our camp. His prowess on
the base ball filed as captain of the
renowned and once defeated Iron King
team. hia musical ability and his gen
ial manner and inimitable wit made
for him a host of friends who much
regret the necessity for his departure.
The Blanchard school closes on
Wednesday, the 23rd, end the child
ren are already enjoying, in anticipa
tion, the Christmas holidays. The
terra just about to close has been (suc
cessful in every way, and reflects great
credit upon the teacher in charge,
Miss Lowry, who enjoys a most en
viable reputation among both pupils
aud parents. The scbool is to be con
gratulated upon securing tbe services
of a teacher of expeiieuce and mark
J. Wilson and Jo. Bassett, tbe dia
mond drill experts, will spend Christ
mas with friends in Prescott.
It is not uncommon for a man to
lose bis watch while standing on his
head, but Iron King boasts a citizen
who lost a watch from his pocket be
cause another man stood on his head.
Rumor has it that tbe loser of the
watch in this case hails from Missouri.
A Christmas tree and entertainment
are to be given in the church on
Christmas eve to which everyone in
the camp is cordially invited. The
entertainment consisting of scngs,
recitations and choruses is to be ren
dered almost entirely by the child
ren. All who remain in camp for
Christmas will undoubtedly attend.
Mi;-.- Lowry has been carefully train
ing tbe children for some time, and
tbe whole affair, the fisrt of its kind
in Blanchard, promises to be most en
joyable throughout. There will be
candy and nuts for tbe boys and girls,
and also for those who were boys and
girls twenty, forty and fifty years
ago. Everybody come.
Mrs. Frank Demaray has left camp
for Prescott where she will remain
with her mother, leaving Frank's gas
tronomical welfare in the bands of the
A dra roatic entertainment under
the leadership of G. Kennedy is in
preparation to be given some time
early in January. The histrionic tal
ent in camp is to take part, and many
surprises are certainly in store, when
"Out in the Streets" is played on the
stage at Iron King.
Miss Pulsifer, who has been in
Tempe at normal scbool, all fall, will
spend her Christmas holidays here in
Iron King. W. J. Shaw.
The following is the daily report of
instruments filed iu the county re
corder's office, as reported by the
Prescott Title Company :
December 14. Wm Cnrran files a of
a work on 1XL, Klondyke mines.
Bigbug dist. aud Dewey Group of
four miues. Black Canyon dist.
Geo Parker to E T Trenbertb and
wife deed to lots 7 and 8, blk 9, Otis
add, ecu 1200.
Wm Denny to Hattie M Connell
deed to lot 6. blk 10, Fleury add, con
Mrs. Manna Wolleuberg files a of a
work ou Bessie, Rubv aud Little Nell
mines, llassa.vampii dist.
John Morris locates Virgin mine,
II Blauvelt Hies a of a work on
numerous mines Hass dist.-
N T llolliugshead to (ieo Clark, bill
of sale to one gray horse.
Lion Gold Mining compauy amend
articles of incorporation.
A E Reynolds et al tile a of a work
on Big Four mine, Haas dist.
Luther S. Knowles to Wm Scbroed
er, deed to thirty acres of w one half
of se one fourth Sc 2 14n fie.
James F Hamilton to Bar Diamond
Land Cattle company bill of sale to
horses and cattle ranging in north
western Yavapai county, con flO.
Daniel F McGowan to Marion C
Behn deed to Marion C mine Big
December 15. Crown King Mines
company locate West Tiger, West Tiger
South and West Union mines, Pine
Geo. F Shurtleff amends location
of Parrott mine, Pine Grove dist.
Geo F Shurtleff to Crown King
Gold Mines Co, deed to Iron Cap and
Washington mines, Pine Grove dist.
Order of court adjudging Planet Sa
turn Mining company in bankruptcy.
James F Hamilton to Bar Diamond
Land and Cattle company, bill of sale
to improvments and household furni
ture on Walnut creek, con $10.
George Hart man to H C Moore, deed
to one fourth of Fourth of July mine,
Walker dist, con $100.
S E Bright to Geo Hartmnn, deed
to one half of Fourth of July mine.
Walker dist, con $50, .
O B Marshal files a of a work on
Hillside, Iron Duke, Gold Bug, De
troit and Little Bessie mines, Bigbug
Sam Goldsworthy locates Last
Strike mine, Hass dist.
Wm Dunlap and R J Sbnltz locate
Sun Down and Great Western mines,
Ed W Wells and Elmer W Wells in
corporate Lielan Gold and Copper
company, capital stock $1,000,000.
United States to Santa Fe Pac R R
company patent 52,721.38 acres, most
ly in Coconino county.
December 16. Federal Mining com
pany files a of a work on Black Hawk
mine, Cherry creek district.
Wm. Button locates Diamond and
Bemis mines, Pine Grove district.
Harry Jacobs et al '.locate Muggins,
Climax and Southern Belle mine.
Silver Mountain distriot.
Oswald Stein locates Hartford and
Connecticut mines, Pine Grove dis
Tom Holland locates Earnus mine,
Big Bug distriot.
Mrs A O Noyea to The F O McCoy
Co, lease, lot 53, blk 15, Prescott, ex
cept second story of building; $40 per
month, to years.
Grace De Von to J 8 Elstner, agree
ment, one piano, $475.
Thos E Thompson to A M Ranger,
bill of sale, 482 goats, $950.
December 17. Vecde Chief Copper
Mining company flies a of a work on
ten acres, Verde district.
D. N. Bartboldi to J Zener, M
Bartholdi et al, m deed, Rosalie group
of mines, Copper creek district, $1.
Thos Twomey locates Cead Mille
Tailtbe mine, Eureka district.
W H Bones flies a ot a work on Last
Chance mine, Prescott district.
J M Crlley flies a of a work on Old
Hudson No 1 mine. Ash Creek dis
trict. John Dabl flies a of a work on Wat
ter mine Big Bag district.
December 18. James A Milliken to
Mary A F Milliken, m deed one third
Homestead and Burrow mines, Walker
Geo J Ross files a of a work on Wil
low and Upper Sight mines, Verde dis
trict. Jos L Giroux flies a of a work on
Walker and Hillside mines, Verde dis
trict. J M Sloan and wife to Blanche
St.. well, w deed lot 3, block 12,
Mueller addition, $500.
Allen Johnson flies a of a work on
Jim Crow No 2 mine, Big Bug district.
S A Parker flies a of a work on Cop
per Age, Lookout, Pickaway, etc.,
mines, Black Canyon district.
December 19. Joseph Peila files a
of a work on Lonesome Valley mine,
Cbas Howe et al file a of a work on
Lookout, Surp.-ise and Ninety six
mines, Verde district.
F T Clemmons, T F Waslh et al in
corporate American Standard Mining
and Milling Co, capital stock $1,000,
000. R A Talbot et al file a of a work on
Indepedent mine, Walker district.
Estate Adolpo Shultz to W E Wiokj,
decree, probate court confirms sale of
numerous mines, Peck district.
Walter N Cook and wife to W H
Cook, w deed, two acres in nw one
fourth of nw one fourth, see 33, 1 n
R W Coughran to W W Coughran,
w deed, land in sections 18 19 etc, 14
n 4 w, con $200.
R H Burmister files a of a work
on Pocahontas mine Eureka district.
H N Crai i et al file a of a work on
Small Hopes, Hassayampa district.
A L Sroor to Mde Lufty, bill of
7 wagons, harness, eta
H L Jaycox locates Wire Gold
placer claim Weaver district.
Bessamer Copper Mg Co file a of a
work on Jones, Crevice and Swansea
mines, Castle Creek distriot.
J M Ford flies a of a work on Brad-
shaw Venus and Mars mines, Castle
Benj J Perry to Oscar Jennings,
bill of sale, one horse.
December 21. It L Hough to Gen
eral Development Co, bill of sale,
boiler and enigne at Craig, con $3000.
Wm T Brown and wife to Alex C
McDonald, q c deed, land in sections
26, 27 and 34, 12 n 3 e and cattle,
Daniel H McDonald to Agnes V Mc
Donald, w deed one half interest in 8
one half of n one fourth ec 8, 11 n 4
e and cattle.
Wm Rudy locates water right on
Jeff Lefors to Geo L Mayer, p of
atty, concerning mines in Mt Union
O W Philbrook and wife to Conti
nental Consol Mg Co, m deed, twelve
mines, Bigbug dist, con $180,000.
Monarch Gold and Copper Mg Co
flies a of a work on eight claims,
Cherry cieek dist.
Coronado Gold Mg Co flies a of a
work ou ten claims, Martinez dist.
Six mining locations.
TU CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund tbe money
if it fails to care. E, W. Grove's
signature is on each bos. 36b.
ON LYNX CREEK
In Tunnel Which Had
Other Interesting Items From An
on the Creek.
Lynx Creek, Dec. 19. (Editor
Journal-Miner. ) As tbis corner of
old Yavapai's bills has not been rep
resented in your valuable columns of
late I will send you a few items.
Tbe hills resound in all directions
with the blast ' of tbe miner. Every
one, holding claims in this section,
seems to be out in full force doing
annual title work.
I am sorry to have to chronicle one
fatality, namely, tbe accident at one
of Mr. Clark's claims, wbicu cost a
Mr. Schofleid his life. The pin which
held tbe loop of the rope in tbe
bucket bail broke letting tbe bucket
fall on Mr. Schofleid fracturing his
skull and shoulder.
Some of tbe workers are meeting
with success in finding good ore. One
instance is that of the Hong Kong
group, wnicn is in cnarge or Mr.
Bletcher. A short time ago he let a
contract to drive a sixty foot tun
nel, on tbe vein commencing at tbe
end of a forty foot tunnel that was
driven in 1880 and given up and a ban
doned as worthless. Mr. Bletcher's
men bad only gone in about twenty
feet when a shoot of high grade galena
ore showing some free gold was en
countered. H. C. Tyler, who is watchman at tbe
White Horse company's property, had
an addition to his family December
12, in tbe person of a One boy who, if
he is not easily seen on account of
his size is quite easily beard.
We hear that the English castle at
the hydraulics is to be vacated by
Walter Scott and will be occupied by
eastern people in quest of health. It
would be difficult to And a more con
genial climate than our sun kissed
Arizona and tbe castle on the very
brink of the Lynx Creek canyon is an
All hands in this section seem to be
preparing for Christmas. Especially
so the estimable public school teacher
Miss Oldham, who has already a love
ly tree selected and in place, all trim
med ready for tbe presents for her lit
tle flock which consists of a dozen or
less boys. Tbe school is progressing
very nicely under her tutelage. About
the only drawback, inconvenience.
or trouble experienced by Miss Old
ham in conducting her school is occa
sioned by a gentleman, who insists at
times on running tbe school and even
went so far as to tree Miss Oldham.
On numerous occasions she was com
pelled to lock him out of tbe school
room, but of late she has become
master of the situation by carrying a
heavy walking stick.
Mr. Martin is still working on his
rocker or as he terms it a shaker.
hich is a creation of his own, design
ed to save placer gold, and in the
writer's opinion bids fair to be a sue
cess. It certainly spe; MM volumes lor
Mr. Martin's stick-to it ativeuess and
fertility ot inventive genius, and if
as most people thiuk, who have seen
tbe machine, it is a success it will
revolutionize placer mining ou Lynx
Creek. Success to Mr. Martin.
Washington, Dec. 16. Democratic
senators resumed their conference
again today. It was decided that tbe
caucus action is not binding on tbe
Cuban reciprocity bill, each senator
voting as he prefers on that measure.
resolution that a similar course be
pursued on the Panama canal treaty
St. Louis, Dec. 16. Mrs: Daniel
Manning, of Albany, New York, was
today elected president of the World's
Fair board of lady managers, vice
Mrs. James L. Blair, resigned, receiv
ing thirteen out of twenty five She
was nominated by Miss Helen Gould,
who had previously declined tbe
Washington, Dec. 16. The taking
of testimony was resumed in the Wood
case today. Secretary Root was on
the stand for two and a half hours.
His testimony was in defense of Gen
Washington, Dec. 16. The cruiser
Olympia has undergone repairs at
Norfolk navy yard and sails tomor
row for Colon as the flagship of Rear
Admiral Coghlan, commanding the
Sacramento, Dec. 16. In the case
of J. F. Chandler who is wanted in
Colorado on a charge of conspiracy to
commit arson and who is now in jail
at Los Angeles, Governor Pardee to
day decided to issue a warrant of ex
tradition for bis return.
New York, Dee. 16. Alfred Dolge,
formerly of Dolgeville, Herkimer
county, New York, and who failed
there four years ago, is now buying
a large amount of machinery here.
He declares that he has secured finan
cial backing for tbe establishment of
a new Dolgeville, in southern Cali
fornia, two miles from Pasadena.
There are two companies, one of
which is capitalized for $1,000,000.
One company is for a felt factory, an
enterprise from which Dolgeville,
New York, was built, and the other
is for a model town which will be
built. The factory will open iu a
month with 200 operatives.
Paris, Dec. 16. Santos Dumont will
start for St. Louis within a fortnight
to arrange for the installation of his
huge dirigible balloon, "Santos Du
mont No. 7," to experiment with his
hydrogen gas generator and learn the
quality of the gas, preliminary to tak
ing part in the dirigible balloon com
petition. San Jose, Dec. 16. After many
weeks of dry weather a heavy rain be
gan falling this morning with pros
pects for a down pour. Tbe fall to
date for the season is 2.46 inches.
Deuver, Colo., Dec. 16. The state
supreme court was asked today, to
decide as to tbe legality of Governor
Peabody's action, suspending the writ
of habeas corpus in Teller county.
The question came up on an appli
cation for a writ of habeas corpus for
Victor Poole, a prisoner in tbe guard
house at Cripple Creek, against whom
no criminal charge has yet been filed.
District Judge Seeds of Teller
county ordered Poole's release hntthe
military, acting under Governor Pea
body's instruction, ignored the court's
Washington. Dec. 16. At tbe in
stance of Secretary Moody, Brigadier
General Geo. F. Elliott, commandant
of the Marine corps has issued orders
for the formation of a battalion of
marines to be known as the Caribbean
sea battalion, and to be regularly at
tached to the Caribbean sea squadron
tbe immediate destination of which is
Colon. It will be assembled at Phil
adelphia as rapidly as possible.
Washington, Dec. 16. An express
man brought tbe Panama canal treaty
to the state department today. It was
enclosed in a large steel box.
Berkeley, Cel., Deo. 16. W. A.
McKowen, secretary of the board of
regents of the state uuiversity, today,
confessed to President B. lde Wheeler
that he is a defaulter to the amount
or 20,000 or more.
He stated that the money was lost
at the race track covering a period of
McKowen was arrested and the
board of regents will bold a special
meeting this afternoon.
Denver, Dec. 16. Adjutant General
Bell said, today, that he has received
a report to the effect that Cbas. Mc
Kiuney and Cbas. Foster, who were
arrested by the militia at Cripple
Creek iu connection with the dyna
miting of Vindicator mine have eon -fessed
to their guilt and implicating
other who will be immediately ar
rested. Seattle, Wash., Dec. 16. A tele
gram to the Times fiom Nome, dated
December 13, via St. Michaels, says:
"Today tbe government officials an
nounced that wireless communication
with Nome will be established within
ten days. Several partly successful
tests have already been made.
There is a financial crisis in Nome
at present. Merchants demand cash
for all goods and credit has been en
Boodle charges against the city
council are being freely made in the
Nome's debt now amounts to thirty
five thousand dollars and there will
he no income until June 1.
Chicago, Dec 16. The national com
mittee of the prohibition party met
here today aud set June 26 as the date
for holding the national convention
of the party. There were forty
present including proxies.
Colon, Dec. 17. The United States
cruiser Atlantic returned here last
uight from Gulf Darien. She discov
ered on December 15, two thousand
Colombian troops at Titnmati, on the
west side of the gulf. An officer of the
Atlantic went ashore, and the Colom
bian commander protested against the
presence of American war ships in
Colombian waters. He requested the
Atlantic to leave the gulf. The re
quest was ignored. The Colombians
are adopting protective and strength
ening measures. Early on the morn
ing of December fifteenth tbe Atlan
tic sighted a small schooner on the
gulf of Darien. An officer boarded
ber and found one hundred Colom
bian soldiers aboard. He also located
a large camp a mile away on tbe main
land commanded by General Daniel
Ortiz, the commander ii chief of tbe
Colombian forces. The camp appeared
to be tbe permanent base of opera
tions. Lieut. Perrill of the Atlantic
went ashore. Ortiz ordered him to
fly tbe Colombian flag and lower tbe
stars and stripes, which he refused to
do. Ortiz protested against the pres
ence of armed Americans. Tbe pro
test was referred to Rear Admiral
Coghlan. Ortiz declared his intention
to fight to tbe bitter end if Gen. Reyes
was unsuccessful in getting Panama to
London, Dec. 17. Official quar
ters here have received information
from the Japan-Russia draft that the
proposed agreement is not acceptable.
Further negotiations will be neces
sary Japanese and British officials
Washington, Dec. 17. The president
has tendered the position of civil
commissioner, made vacant by tbe
death of John R. Proctor, to Gen.
John C. Black, commander in chief of
the G. A. R.
Portland, Dec. 17. A fire in the
lower business section of the city at
midnight cost three Chinamen tbeir
lives and destroyed forty thousands of
dollars worth of property. Over fifty
Chinese were saved by tbe firemen.
New York, Dec. 17. The Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Fe has sold to J. P.
Morgan A Co. ten million dollars
worth of its general mortgage four
per cent bonds.
Washington, Dec. 17. When the
bouse convened today the speaker
signed tbe bill for tbe Cuban recip
rocity treaty, using tbe gold pen pro
vided by tbe Cuban minister. Now
that the bill has become a law a ques
tion of great interest has arisen name
ly, the British government has served
formal notice on tbe state department
that under tbe "favored nation"
clause it expects British sugar from
the British Indies to be admitted to
tbe United States on equal terms with
Cuban sugar. It is expected that
Germany, France, Austria and other
beet sugar countries will do likewise.
An objection was made to the pres
ent consideration of the bill permit
ting Phenix, Tempe and Mesa, Arizo
na, to bond themselves to construct
ing a wagon road from Pbenix to the
site of the three million dollar dam
to be constructed by the government
for the Salt river reservoir.
The president this afternoon issued
a proclamation reciting the passage
of the Cuban reciprocity treaty, de
claring same to be effective ten days
The president signed the Cuban rec
iprocity bill a few mniutes before one
o'clock this afternoon.
Paris, Deo. 17. Liberie confirms
the report that tbe council of war has
considered the details of the Dreyfus
reinstatement into the army. He
will command the rank ot Lieut. Col
onel. Officers who expressed a disap
proval of the Dreyfus reinstatement
will be rigorously dealt with.
Washington, Dec. 17. Rear Admiral
Coghlan has reported to the navy de
partment tbe landing of a battalion of
marines from the Prairie at Corgon.
J Washington. Pec. 17. The senate
committee on military affairs, has de
cided to postpone further action in
tbe Gen. Wood case .'until January 4.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 17. A spe
cial to the News from New York says:
"General Lew Wallace. is iu this city
taking an X Raj treatment for a can
cerous condition of the nose. If the
treatment is unsuccessful be may sub
mit to an operation. The condition has
existed several years and ;is not nec
New York, Dec. 17. Gen. Lew Wal
lace, who arrived here Wednesday, to
day denied all reports to the effect
that be was to undergo an operation.
Manila, Dec. 18. Tbe United States
transport Kingsley is ashore at Mar
cielagos in north Mindanao with a
rock through her bottom.
Washington, Dec. 18. Mrs. Roose
velt received the diplomatic corps
this afternoon. Owing to tbe period
of mourning which has been observed
at tbe White House, the recently ac
credited diplomats have not before
bad the opportunity to be presented
to Mrs. Roosevelt.
Seoal, Dec. 18. Tbe attitude of
tbe Russians here indicate a deter
mination to prevent Japan from gain
ing a foot bold in Corea. Tbe radicals
insist that Russia must reach tbe sea
to insure protection in tbe future and
argue that Japan's possession of Corea
will be a constant menace.
The Russians are also iuclined to
resent American activity, concerning
the port of Wiju. and say that the
Americans are playing a Japanese
They say that Americans now enjoy
a large trade with Manchuria, except
in the matter of flour, which will
largely increase in the future, and
they insist that the present attitude
of tbe Americans only injures a friend
and customer and favors a manufac
Paris, Dec. 18. Tbe United Colom
bian committee here, gave out a state
ment today, saying that Colombia
would first seek through a commission
to induce the United States to recog
nize Colombia's rights, under tbe
treaty of 1846.
Second, if tbe commission fails,
Colombia, will ask for the submission
of tbe question to the Hague arbitra
Third, if submission to tbe Hague
is refused, Colombia will go to war
and will rely on the Latin republics
to come to ber aid.
St Petersburg, Dec. ia Wm. J.
Bryan will arrive here on Sunday.
He hopes to have an audience with the
San Oueotln, Cel., Dec. 18.-Bert
Rors was hanged today in the -late
prison here for tbe murder of Deputy
Sheriff Ward of Sau Diego county.
He went to tbe scaffold without any
apparent fear. He was pronounced
dead In ten minutes.
GOB TO PANAMA
New York Is Ready to
Two Hundred and Fifty Recruits
from Independence Will Be
Added to Crew.
San Francisco, Dec. 22. Tbe
United States cruiser, New York, ar
rived here today. It is understood
that she is at once to proceed to Pan
ama. The commandant at the Mare Islaad
navy yard has ordered a draft of 290
men from tbe receiving sbip Inde
pendence and will send tbem to join
the New York tomorrow.
The torpedo boat destroyers Preble
and Paul Jones have' received large
amounts of supplies and ammunition
at Mare Island and are expected here
tomorrow to be in readiness to steam
south with the New York.
Charged With Texas Murder.
The operations of the Black Jack
gang of outlaws in Arizona and New
Mexico is brought to mind again by
he arrest of one of the number in
Texas on a charge of murder. Black
Jack was a Texan and most of tbe
members of his band came from that
state, and when the leader was cap
tured, many of them returned to tbeir
The one recently captured is Jack
Nelson, alias Jack Moodly, and he was
arrested at Wharton, Texas, where he
was working as a section band. He
was unarmed at the time tbe officers
surprised him and placed him under
He has been taken to Dallas, Texas,
where he is to be tried for the murder
of Deputy Sheriff Ad Pace. Nelson
has confessed his identity, bat de
clares that he did not murder Pace.
A telegram from Dallas says Nel
son and three others came into Texas
several years ago, when the Black
Jack gang of territory bandits was
broken up. A number of crimes were
charged against tbem, and Deputy
Pace and others tried to capture them
at the Trinity river bridge at Dallas,
Pace being shot to death and tbe gang
escaped. Afterwards they were trail
ed by Texas sheriffs, bat always elud
ed capture. There are now indict
ments against Nelson in bait a dozen
counties, charging highway robberies,
a capital offense in Texas.
A Vision of the Plaza.
A resident of West Prescott, whose
home is among tbe rooks there, and
who accordingly has rocky scenery to
look upon during his wakeful hours,
reports that last night he bad one of
the most pleasant dreams be has ex
perienced for months. He says that
while he slept the vision came to him
that the rocks in the plaza had all
been hauled away and the wire net
ting rabbit fences had been removed,
tbe ground plowed up and tbe plaza all
sown in blue grass. The gentleman
in question has only been in Prescott
about a year and, tbe disfiguration of
tbe plaza bad all taken place before
bis arrival, so that this vision was tbe
first and only glimpse be has ever had
of it sans rock, sans cactus and sans
rabbit fence, and be said it looked
good to him. When he awoke in tbe
morning however, the beauty bad all
vanished as the unsightly piles of
rocks still loomed as of yore, even to
tbe one enshrouding a water pipe and
faucet, which by a great stretch of the
imagination is sometimes called a
Catches a Robber.
Yesterday afternoon daring the din
ner hour at the Hotel Burke, a man
by the name of Brisco, a tailor, who
had been in the employ of John Derr
for a few days, went into tbe cloak
and hat room of the hotel and appro
priated a fine overcoat belonging to J.
J. Filbert and a bat belonging to J.
K. McCoy and a far cape belonging
to Mrs. McCoy and leasurely walked
out attracting no attention, the em
ployes of tbe hotel supposing him to
be a guest of the hotel. (The theft wm
made known a few minutes later and
tbe officers were set to work Jon the
case. Night Watch Geo. Giles kept
his eagle eye open and about two
o'clock this morning the thief was
found in the Wellington saloon and
arrested. The hat and fur were se
cured but tbe overcoat has not been
found as yet.
THE JANUARY 10-STORY BOOK.
The January issue of 10-Story Book
is now on tbe stands. The cover is
one of the most attractive of any dis
played and this is the month for ela
borate outlay. It is a rich and har
monious combination of gold and im
perial purple and the creation does
the designer, Mr. Earl Shearer, much
credit. The list of authors offered
on the reading pages is no less attract
ive. Mr. Horton's story, "The Kisa
of His First Sweetheart," rings true
in emotion and sentiment and is a
strong bit of work. "A Senatorial
Amendment," by General Charles
King of course deals with a gallant
soldier aud a beautiful woman, and at
no moment of the complication does
the interest drag. A delightful, hum
orous sketch is Wililam Hamilton Os
bornes "Stretching Fit Simmons'
Legs. ' '
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