WEEKLY ARIZONA JOURNALAiINER.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 3C, 1903.
Pioneer Paper of Aruu
Elks Add New Laurels
Give One of Most Successful Enter
tainments and Social Events
Ever Witnessed Here.
The Klk- made good their promise.
w'th interest, last evening of giving
he Jiest tiine in their history here, to
their ncmi'ers and guests at iieir
Ladies' MH.iai. It was luiversally
conceded by ew.-y- nnjgesent that no
more successful entertainment has
ever been given in Prescott.
The decoration of the ball was in
perfect taste, and it was performed
under the direction of Earl Smith,
who certainly proved himself ad artist
in the line. The decorations were all
tn the color or the order, which is
purple. A festoon or border of purple
extended clear around the hall at the
ceiling, which was caught up at short
intervals with bows of white, while
streamers of purple also extended from
the center of the ceiling of the hall, to
the sides and ends, while the American
flag. an emblem ever present in a lodge
of Elks or at a gathering of Elks,
adorned one side of the hall.
A stage had been erected in the east
end of the hall between the two en
trances. This was covered on the ex
terior with purple, with reliefs of pur
ple and white festoons encirling it.
The interior of the stage was arranged
with a drawing room effect, being very
tastefully and beautifully fitted up.
while over its front were the initials
of the order B. P. E.
The electric light chandeliers con
sisting of a cluster of six globes each,
had two each of red. white and blue,
giving a beautiful effect. as well as im
pressing those present with the prin
ciples of patriotism which forms such
an important feature of the order.
The floor of the hall was covered
with tables from one end to the other,
and so closely arranged, that move
ment between tbeui was just barely
possible. The guests were seated at
these during the musical and literary
entertainment, and the refreshments
provided were served from them later.
Every seat in the hall around these
tables were occupied and it was found
necessary to bring in additional chairs
and arrange them around the ball and
even then many were compelled to
stand, being unable to find seats.
Four hundred would be a conservative
estimate of those present and the in
vitations issued exceeded that num
ber. To this feature, of seating such a
large number at once and supplying
the tables with necessary ware, credit
is due principally to Archie Grant,
who was untiring in his efforts.
The program as rendered was a very
interesting and entertaining one and
was highly appreciated by the au
dience as manifested by the liberal ap
plause given. A review of the merits
of each particular number, to do them
justice, would require greater space
than can be given to it. and when it
is said that there was not a poor
number on the program, and that
each one was well rendered, the state
ment can be verified by every one
present. Two numbers on the pro
gram had to be omitted on account of
the sickness of one and the lack of
stage facilities for the other, the pro
gram as rendered being as follows:
Overture, "The Bridal Rose," C.
Address of Wejceme, Bro. S. L.
Pattee. Exalted Ruler.
1'Ocarina Solo, "The Mocking
Bird," Willis Grander.
Soprano Solo, "When the Heart is
Young." Dudley Buck, Mrs. May
Recitation, Selected, Mrs. Bernice
Bass Solo. "Out on the Deep,"
Frederick Loehr, Fred Kessler.
Recitation. a "When Malindy
Sings;" b "De Corn Pone:" c
"Accountability," Paul Lawrence
Dunbar, Miss Wiuifreda Gale.
Piano Solo. "Caprice," S. B. Mills,
Mrs. B. H. Smith.
Baritone Solo, "A Son of the Des
ert," Phillips. R. H. Logan.
Recitation. "Princess Osra, " Anth
ony Hope, Mrs. T. H. Bate.
Soprano Solo, a "Believe Me If All
Those Endearing Young Charms;" b
"The Meeting of the Waters;" c "The
Young May Moon." Thomas Moore,
Miss M. Iddings Gale.
Medley Overture. "Home Circle,"
"A Christmas Chime," Gladys Ter
ri 11. Mrs. J. E. Morrison; Dolly
Wakelee. Mrs. Reese M. Ling: Jos. C.
Terrill. J. E. Morrison: Ted Owen.
L. F. Fournier.
The entertainment commenced
about 8:30 and lasted until nearly
eleven o'clock and at the latter hour,
in accordance with a custom of the
order, the toa-t to "Absent Brothers'"
was given by Reese M. Ling, the au
dience staLd'mg and all drinking to it.
It may be appropriate to note right
here, that many of the guests express
ed snrp-ipe a the absence of liquor
frin. the liquid refreshments served. s
' iS- iii' . has obtained with many that
this must necessaily form a part of the
refreshments of an Elks' entertain
ment. which is a mistaken idea as was
discovered by them last evening. Ele
gant fruit punch, the brew of Ben
Dunkle, who is a master in concocting
such a beverage, either plain or with
added strength, and oyster cocktails
constituted tlie liquid part of the re
freshments u;.d after these were served
more - : lal refreshments were
served, included in which were cold
roas turkey, boiled ham, salads,
olives, bread, cake and coffee, the
members cf the lodge officiating in
the sapacity of waiters in serving
Of the abundance provided there
was site a large amount left over,
ana tai was turned over today to be
distributed among the less fortunate
of Prescott's citizens.
At the conclusion of the repast Hon.
R. E. Morrison was called upon and
'delivered an addVess on behalf of ti-
invited gueets. expressing the enjoy
ment which they had obtained from
it and complimenting the Elks and
thanking them for the evening's en
tertainment. A noted feature of the evening wis
the complimentary remarks heard oi jnst as he could with limited means,
all sides of the excellent, talent wbicl It is hoped that the report is true and
took part in the programme, demon- that the ore body may prove to be
st rating that Prescott and Whipple j joth large and rich.
combined have among their own cit- I
izens talent capable of giving ecvi- j J. S. Smith, superintendent of the
lent entertainment in the absente of j Yaegar Canyon Copper company is in
a theatre. ! town today,. He says that good prog-
Anotber thing that impress."! itself ress is being made in sinking the shaft
upon members of the Elk lodge was on the property. It is now down
the fact that the ord has grown to over 200 feet, and he proposes to con
such an extent. an'' with its growth its I tinue it to a depth of 300 feet when a
friends have increased in proportion- cross cut will be run to strike the
ately large no-nbers. that the need of; ledge. The shaft is being sunk perien
a large Jail for such entertainments j dicular. and is not following the dip
has become imperative. ;Probably ; of the ledge.
twenty per cent of those to whom in-
vitations were sent last evening were I The hoist for the Stark Mining
unable, from some cause or other, to j company, which has been delayed in
attend, and had they been there it arriving from Denver, arrived and was
would have been found a serious mat i forwarded to the property of the corn-
ter to have
The lodge owns a fine lot on Gurley
street and with last night's exper
ience a move will probably be made
for the erection of a ball at an early
date, probably during the coming sea
sons. MINING INTELLIGENCE
Deputy Sheriff Charley Piatt came
up from Kirkland this morning. He
was accompanied by Prof. F. W.
Rich, of Galesburg. Illinois, who has
been looking over some property in
the vicinity of Kirkland, in the inter
est of Illinois capitalists. This is Mr.
Rich's first visit to this section of the
country, although he has examined
quite a number of properties in Colo
rado and the northern country. He
is greatly pleased with this county
and expressed himself as of the opin
ion that this would be one of the
greatest mining districts of the west
at no distant future time.
G. W. Hull passed through Prescott
this morning on bis way to Jerome
from a visit to his mining properties
in the southern part of the county.
He reports that the smelter at Jerome
is now running full blast agaiu, and
lots of ccke arriving. Over fifty cars
arrived Thursday from Pennsylvania
with several hundred on the way.
Two five hundred ton (furnaces are in
operation and the third one is being
hurried to completion as fast as it is
possible to do so. This will give the
melter 1300 ton per day capacity.
The machinery for the new ten
stamp mill at the Hidden Treasure
group of mines, owned by the Stark
Mining company on lower Turkey
creek, arrived in Prescott this week
and was forwarded on to the propertv
immediately where a force of man
under the direction of W. W. Elliott
will be put in place at once, the
mill building having been completed
several days ago. The battery of two
GO horse power Frost boilers, which
arrived some days ago is also set in
solid masonry and ready to steam up.
The new mill is of the regulation
five gravity stamp batteries, there be
ing two of these batteries. Tne pro
cess to be used on the ore at present
mill be amalgamation and cyaniding.
The cyaniding plant will have a ca
pacity of about 25 tons each twenty
four hours. While it is expected the
mill will be ready to fstart up by
January 10, on account of delays in
getting the tanks, of which there will
be ten, ready for the cyanidng plant.
this department of the mill will not
he ready for operation before the
first of February. The hoisting plant
has beer, delayed some in shipping and
has not arrived yet although it is ex
pected within a few days. The hoist
house, gallows frame and everything
is in readiness to set the machiuerv
in place and begin hoisting the hun
dreds of tons of high grade ore that
has been blocked out in the miue. aud
all ready to be broken down aud load
ed into the skip. The new hoist will
have a capacity of sinking to a depth
of TOO or 80O feet. The company is
putting in a first class, up to date
plant in all respects aud one that will
be permanent, as they expect to work
the property in a legitimate manner.
The new hoisting plaDt for the
Great Republic Mining company on
lower Turkey creek, is on t he
ground, and W. W. Elliott is mak
ing arrangements to put it in place at
once. I be company expects to sink
to a depth of 300 feet before they be
gin drifting or crosscutting.
Coke is arriving at Jerome again,
and the camp has taken on its old
time activity. The output of copper
is now the greatest in its history, two
")00-ton, and one 2u0-ton jackets being
in operation, the actual amount of ore
being put through per day amounting
to about 1300 tons per day. With the
improved automatic machinery re
cently installed the force required to
operate this is much smaller than was
formerly required to operate it with a
less output. The force at present
consists of from 800 to 1000 men while
it has heretofore been as high as 1500.
The present force though is being ad
ded to as rapidly as applications are
made, as employment can lie given to
a larger number than is at pre-ent
It is currently reported that work
on the Rapid Transit mine in the
Bradsbaw mountains will be resumed
again early in the year 1904.
Messrs. Haggott and Jones, who have
been doing some development work
during the past few months on the
Picaway property on lower Turkey
creek, will begin the work of sinking
a large 5x10 working shaft right after
the first of the year. The property is
said to be looking fine.
The Journal-Miner was informed to
day tbHt A. J. Hubert encountered a
three foot vein of good copper ore last
week in doing some assessment work
in the long tunnel on his property
on the Hassayampa. Mr. Rubert has
been working on this tunnel for sev-
eral years and it is in something over
500 feet, and the last hundred feet that!
the tunnel bat- been run the formation
is full of stringers and bunches of
noprwr ore, which .gave strong ihdica-
ns that a body of ore would be
struck before long. Mr. Rubert Is
surely entitled to all the success he
can have as he has been a stayer and
has put in several years of good bard
work on the property, working aloug
! pauy on lower Turkey creek today.
will have a capacity for
a depth of 1000 feet, in-
stead of 700 as was stated in these col
umns yesterday. Mr. Smith, the pres
ident of the company, who has been
spending several weeks in this city
and at the property, will leave next
week for his home in Massillou.
Ohio, where he is called on private
tiusiness. Mr. bin it n is very eutnus
Mr. Smith is very
iastic over the prospects of the prop
erty, and will return here in the near
future when the machinery is in oper
ation. He had hoped to stay until
the mill was in operation, but on ac
count of the delay in the shipments
of the machinery it makes it impos
Tom Laird, the Groom creek miner
and newspaper correspondent, came
m to t'rescott yesterday lo aiteua
the Elks entertainment last night.
Mr. Laird is an enbtusiastic Elk,
along with bis other good qualities.
He reports mining prospects looking
better in the Groom creek section
than ever before in its history. The
success that is being attained at tbe
Home Run mine, the Ideal company's
property, and several other properties
that are being worked in that district,
and the preparations that are going
ahead for other companies to begin
active work, gives Groom creek a de-
cidedly prosperous air. The workmen
at the Alma property, adjoining the
Home Run, struck a very rich ore
shoot only a couple of days ago, the
ore running as high as $200 and ?300
to the tou.
On Christmas eve a fine body of ore
was encountered iu the Catoctin
mine, in the Hassayampa district.
The rich ore was found in the drift
k-.u the MM foot level, this is not
new vein as the drift was being run
in ore. but the value of the ore en
countered is much richer than it bad
been previously, running about $100
The following is the daily report of
instruments filed in the county re
corder's office, as reported by the
Prescott Title Cumrwrr:
December 22. Dr C W" Woods aud
W S Adams file a of a work ou No
Doubt mine, Yerde dist.
Geo Wisewell locates Shannon aud
Douglas mines. Pine Grove dist.
Lawrence Keller to Geo Flanimer,
bill of sale, house aud furniture, etc.
Chas Carniau and John Forsythe lo
cates New Port miue, Pine G rove dist.
December 23. C W Piatt locates
two mines. Kirkland dist.
C W Piatt to lllizona M and D Co,
q c deed Alpha. Gilded Age, etc,
H L Sweeney vs Rio Tiuto G and 0
Co, b of sale, Bald Eagle, Eagle's
Nest et al, Black Hills dist, con
Geo A Treadwell Mg Co files a of
a work ou Calcite miue, Sycamore
DN Jenkins to Joe Mayer, m deed,
one third Pandora and Cinderella
mines, Turkey Creek dist.
D N Jenkyns to Chas Thomas, in
deed, Pandora and Cinderella mines,
Turkey creek aist.
Matilda Petery to E M Twitty.
deed. 16, b 12. Prescott. con S150.
State Mutual li and L
Matilda Petery rise ntg.
W M Gibbany locates
mine Hassayampa dist.
Amended Arts luc Grand
and M Co.
December 24. J S Scott
to C J
George, deed to half of Dubloou et al
mines, Yerde dist.
M J Maloney files a of a work on
Daisy and Golden Star group, Walker
G E Gilbert and wife and (Jeo Dim
miek to Frank Lecklider, deed to
Silver King and Bullion mines, Big
Ed Zeiger to Martinez Water Co,
deed to Deep Gulch group, Martinez
G and C Consol M and M Co files
a of a work on numerous mines in
John O'Conuell files a of a worn
n Jack Rabbit mine, Harper dis
trict. A M Stratum and wife to E Y Dick
iusou, deed lo land in section 27, n
3 e. $900.
M A inlets et al tile a of a work ou
Old Government mine, Turkey Creek
John McKinnon locates numerous
mines in Hassayampa district.
J D Thomas and W P Allred locate
Banner miue. Mint Valley district.
J M W Moore tiles a ot a
Amulet mine. Walker district.
December 26. John Nelsou files a
of a work on three mines in Pine
C R Harris and Hugh Glassell with
D J Sawyer, agreement concerning
mines in Weaver district et al.
Virginia F Churchill with Trinity
(old Mg Co, agreement concerning
Leviathan mine, in Weaver district,
Mrs W W Mitchell flies a of a work
on five mines in Castle Creek district.
Instate of Emily Denny to Wm Den-
ny, decree setting aside lots 4 and 5,
blk 10, Flenry add as homestead.
H Hollingsbead aud O Lind file a
of a work on two mines in Walker dis
trict. P ZKbel flies a of a work on two
mines in Walker district.
E W Wells et al Ma a of a work on
, three mines in Bigbug dist.
j W E Willes et al file a of a work on
j Aguauolda mine, Bigbug district.
J J Sullivan to E Meek, deed to
Eureka mine, uuknuwn district.
Eight mining location notices.
December 28. R H W oolf et al file
a of a work on Horseshoe Bar mine.
Daniel E Parks files a of a work
on Evening Star arid Lucky Two
mines, Cherry Creek district.
M J Scoullnr files a of a work on
five mines in Cherry Creek district.
E Reissmann files a of a work on
Rocky Flat mine, Weaver district.
Joe Mayer et al file a of a work on
Gold Leaf aud Silver Leaf mines,
Black Canyon district.
Jess W Davis to Rigby Mining and
Red Co, deed to part of Gold Button
mine, Bigbug dist.
Geo W Sines et al file a of a work
on four ninies, Quartz Mountain dis
trict. United States to Bedrock Mining
Co, patent to Golden Fleece Nos. 1
and 2 audi niiues, in Walker district.
Estate of E L Hart, deceased, to
E L Hart, jr., confirmation of sale of
numerous lots in blocks 1 anil K.
Prescott, and Wire Gold mine.
W" R Ellis et al file a of a work on
,,; inp. s..n Dnsstasn dis-
Hudson Gold Mg Co files a of a
work on six mines in Walker district.
Bunker (told Mg Co files a of a work
on eight mines in Bigbug district.
Bunker Hill Gobi Mg Co files a of
a work ou Bunker Hill No 1 miue,
D M Clark to W A Kent, option on
Thistle Prodigal Son, Last Hope et al
mines, Walker district. $10,000.
Two ruining location notices.
Without An Accident.
The United Yerde aud Pacific rail
road has made a record which is prob
ably without a parallel. It has been
in operation a little over nine years,
is twenty eight miles long, and is
probably the crookedest road in the
world, with heavy grades. It has
I operated two trains each way per day.
uearly every day since it was opened
j for traffic, aud a very large portion of
the time thiee trains each way per
I day, and has never had an accident
I yet resulting in any serious injury to
j employe or passenger, or amounting
to $150 damages to equipment. Each
railroad divisicu in the United States
is required to furnish a monthly re
port to the interstate commerce com
mission giving the accidents which
have occurred during the month, re
sulting iu personal injuries to em-
a!,m,r , .,..,,,,,.
damage amount ing to $150 or more.
The foad has a clean sheet up to the
Chicago and return $85, St. Louis,
Mo., $77, Kansas City, St. Joe and
Atchison, $65, on sale daily, returL
limit nine mouths from date of sale.
Grand Canyon excursions Dates of
sale every Tuesday: return limit sixty
dav; rate, $11.10.
Saturday excursions to I'tieuix
Dates of sale every Saturd.iy, return
limit 00 days, rate $0.
Steamship tickets to all points ii
Europe, South Africa and Australia.
For rates, sailing dales, etc., call at
Burke hotel city passenger office.
Hereafter the S. F. 1'. A P. R. R.
will sell tickets Prescott to Meatb,
Date Creek, Mayer and intermediate
stations, to hunters, ou Saturdays
aud Sundays at one fare for the round
trip; good returning until the follow
Holiday excursions. One fare for
round trip, between all stations on
thfs line, on sale Dec. 21th aud 35th,
December 31st and January 1st, 11101.
return limit Jan. 5, 1904.
Los Angeles and return account
holidays $20.20. Tickets on sale Dec.
20, 21 and 22, good returning fifteen
days from date. Uxtlztd
1'heuix and return one fare for the
round trip. Account cattlemen's as
sociation. Tickets on sale January 2
aud 3, on certificate plan. Certifi
cates, when endorsed by secretary of
the meeting, will be honored for free
tickets returning from l'henix up to
and including January 10th, 19(4.
J. W. Kraemer,
City Passenger Agent.
A SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure does for the
stomach that which it is nnable lo do
for itself, even when but .-lightly dis
ordered or over loaded. Kodol Dys
pepkia Cure supplies the natural
juices of digestion and does the work
of the stomach, relaxing the uervous
tension, while the inflamed muscles
of that organ are allowed to rest and
heal. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests
what you eat aud enables the stomfili
and digt stive organs to transform all
food into rich, red blood. Sold by
Corbiu iV Bork, lirisley Drug Co.
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS A BOX.
Is the value H. A. Tisdale, Summer;
ton. S. C, places ou DeWitt's Witch
Hazel Salve, lie s:tys: "1 had the
piles for twenty years. I tried many
doctors aud medicines, but all failed
except DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve.
It, cured me." It is a poiiihina! ion of
the healing properties of Witch Hazel
with antiseptic and emollient-; re
lieves and permanently cures blind,
bleeding, itching and protruding
piles, sores:, cuts, brui.-e-, MMIMUaalt
rheum and all skin diseases. Sold
by Oorbil ,t Bork. lirisley Drug Co.
A THOUSAND DOLLARS
WORTH OF GOOD.
'A. H. Tburnes, a well known coal
operator of Buffalo, Ohio, writes: "I
have been afflicted with kiduev aud
bladder troubles for years, passing
gravel or stones with excruciating
pain. 1 got no relief from medicines
until I began taking Foley's Kidney
Cure, then the result was surpiisiug.
A few doses started the brick dust like
fine stones and now I have no pain
across my kidneys and 1 feel like a
new man. It has done me a $1000
worth of good." Brisley Drug Co.
It's so nice. It nourishes and cleans
the skin. "Yvette" Cold Cream.
Prepared only by Corbiu & Bork, the
Burke Hotel druggists. They will send
you a jar if you telephone to 217.
Like the Good Old Sum
Programme as Interesting as Could
Be Found in More Preten
Iron King, Dec. 20. Although the
abseuce of the snowy mantle that old
mother earth is wont to throw about
her shoulders at this season, and of
the merry jingle of the sleigh bells.
combined with the presence of the
genial sunshine and the clear blue
above, made it seem to the many east
crners in camp like spending Christ
mas in "the good old MMClEi i time.1
still the numerous reminders in the
form of gifts through the post, the in
vitations to dinner, but above all the
Christmas tree and entertainment on
Christmas eve, long heralded by the
children, brought one and all once
more into that merriest, brightest,
gladdest and sweetest of all spirits
the Christmas spirit. And so even in
this mining camp perched upon the
barren crest of one of Yavapai's an
cient hills, inevitably isolated iu
many ways from the ordinary culture
and refinements of life, we all felt,
and mauy so expresed themselves,
that this Christmas season at Iron
King was enjoyed fully as much as
others spent under the more familiar
aud comfortable surroundings of the
old homtstead far away. Although
our Christmas is not oue that will be
come famous, as the Christmas in the
mining camp of Black Rock in distant
Kootenay, B. C, which Ralph Connor
so beautifully describes in "Black
Rock," still thfs our first Christmas
m I run Kiug is one that will linger
in our memory for many a year to
The most enjoyable feature of all
was, of course, the Christmas tree and
entertainment held on Thursday even
ing. Every one in camp from the age
of five, both up and down, able to get
there at all was present, for Santa
Claus had promised to come and
Sauta Claus was surely as good as bis
word. There were about 150 present,
every available seat in the hall being
occupied. The Christmas tree heavily
loaded with gifts of all kinds, beauti
fully decorated aud brilliantly lighted
by numerous wax candles presented to
tbe child mind a vision, which if he
could only realize it, seemed to him
to be the summum bonum of life.
An energetic committee of ladies to
whom we are much indebted collect
ed over $75 for the purpose of buying
preseuts. Superintendent J. M. Mur
ray very kindly hail a fine stage erect
ed at the end of the hall for the tab
leaux. Mrs. Neihoff had charge of the
tableaux representing appropriate
scenes in the uati vity of Christ. These
scenes were very artistically presented
aud certainly Mrs. Neihoff showed no
little dramatic skill in their arrange
ment. Particularly worthy of men
tion was the last tableau in which
Miss Pulsifer posed as the principal
figure w hile J. Pulsifer and G. Ken
nedy sang "Nearer My God to Thee."
The recitations and choruses by tbe
children shown in the elaborate pro
gram below were all exceedingly well
rendered and eujoyed and spoke vol
umes for the careful training and un
tiring natience of Miss Lowry to
whom we are entirely indebted for
this most interesting section of the
program. Lafe Burleson surprised bis
friends and covered himself with
glory in "A Christmas Carol" which
see ned to the audience all too short.
In the distribution which occurred
after the concert everyone present re
ceived at least a bag of candy, nuts,
etc. Mauy of the presents were very
handsome. Leon Cummins manager
of the mill was tbe recipient of a flue
Stetson hat. Gus Ross, tbe tallest
mau in camp was made the proud
owner of a pair of knickerbockers: the
tailor however seemed to have taken
(ins' measure some thirty Christniases
ago. Miss Lowry, as a mark of ap
preciation by her scholars, was pre
sented with a fountain pen; a similar
gift was given to G. Kennedy by his
Sunday school class. Miss Willa Pul
sifer who has acted so efficiently and
faithfully as organist of the church
aud Sunday school during the last
eight man- .s received a beautiful gold
When at last the happy throng dis
persed to their several homes it was
with the wish that all might spend
the Christmas of 1904 under the same
happy surroundings. The program
Opening Song, "Joy to the World,"
Recitation, "A Carol," written by
Mrs. Reynolds. Bettie Burleson.
Recitation, "Signs of Christmas, "
Recitation, "A Note to Sauta
Claus," liettie Burleson.
Song, "Rr . ' 'lit. Sweet Christmas
Bella," Sunday School children.
Recitation. "A Christmas Puzzle."
Recitation, "The Tw Little Stock
ings," Nellie Deeley.
Recitation, "A Christmas Carol,"
Song, "Tbe World's Redeemer," by
Recitation, "Tommy's Christmas
Trouble." Chester Knight.
Recitation, "The Night Before
Christmas," Ernest Barnes.
Recitation, "Jolly Old Saint Nich
olas," Ruby Alexander.
Song, "Who Is Santa ClausT" by
Edna Hursh, Nellie Deeley, Betty
Burlesou, Merle Williams, Ernest
Hursh, Phil Hursh.
Recitation, "The World Is a Christ
mas Tree," Mary Hicklin.
Recitaiion, "Santa Claus and His
Helpers." Phil Hursh.
Recitation, "That Glorious Song of
Old," Aoua Casari.
Recitation, " "Effle's Question,"
Recitation, "A Christmas Sur
prise," Merle V'illiams.
Song, "Oh, I'm S Glad When
Christmas Come, " Chorus.
We are indeb, for much of tbe
success of the eveuiug to the follow
ing committee: Mr. Dodson, chair
man. Mrs. Neihoff, Mrs. Pain, Miss
Lowry, Mrs. Pulsifer, Alex Rat - n.
Mr. Hanson and G. Kennedy.
Iron King, Dec. 26. Appropriate
to this the aauiversary of the birth
of Him who 1900 years ago brought to
earth that immortal message of peace
aud good will towards men, the C. E.
meeting on Sunday last led by A.
Pain partook largely of an interna
tional peace conference. Tbe hall was
gaily decorated wib the national em
blems of Uncle Sam and Johnnie
Bull. The casuesof war and the means
for speedily bringing about universal
peace ere ably and profitably consid
ered. The idea was particularly em
phasized by oue of the speakers, that
it simply required a more complete
kuowledge of each other on the part
of both United States and the British
empire in order that tbe last remnants
of the meaningless traaitional ill feel
ing between these two powerful repre
sentatives of the Anglo-Saxon race,
handed down from sire to son since
revolutionary days, should be entirely
eradicated. We are glad that the experience and
ability of Chas. Willey, so well
known in this camp, and in the dis
trict generally, who has been in tbe
machinists corps here during the last
three months have at last received tbe
recognition they deserve. Mr. Willey
has been engaged as master mechanic
by tbe Silver City Smelter Co., of Sil
ver City. New Mexico, at the band
some salary of $100 per month and
all expenses, including the board of
J. M. Murray has returned to camp
after a visit to tbe pate.-nal home in
Mrs. W. Burhaus is spending Christ
mas iu Prescott.
The whole mine is closed down for
three days, Christmas, Saturday and
Mrs. Ball, wife of Lee Ball, is the
latest immigrant to our camp from
Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Ball occupy
the house iu West Blanchard just va
cated by Frauk Deniaray.
McCabe Miners union held a most
successful concert Christmas eve in
aid of the Cripple Creek strikers.
Several from Irou King attended tbe
concert and dance.
We are glad to welcome C.J. Mapes.
oue of the famous Iron King quar
tette. to our camp once more.
Mrs. Reynolds has been in an ex
tremely critical coudition during the
past week, at times her recovery seem
ed impossible. At tbe present time
her coudition is slightly improved.
Miss Edna Bird has returned to
Iron Kiug from the Sisters' school In
J. Moore and Mr. Mackenzie took
their Christmas dinner at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Williams.
The mauv friends of Sam Saddler
and Ben Poston surprised them last
Thursday by presenting them with a
gorgeously decorated Christmas tree
ou which were mauy invaluable pres
ents. The recipients are very proud
of the high place they occupy in the
esteem of their friends.
Miss Kittie Me.Miehaels is home for
tbe holidays fiom school at Tempe.
Mr. aud Mrs. Jack Guttry took
Christmas diuner with- friends at
M. Ray is spending a few days in
Dr. Mclutier and Dr. Thomson vis
ited the camp during tbe week in con
nection with tbe Wednesday Christmas
services. Dr. Mclutier is always a
most welcome visitor to our camp.
W. H. Reed aud Paul McGuire of
Irou King played very acceptably,
indeed, to the dancers at the McCabe
W. J. Shaw, Correspondent.
Paris, Dec. 23. A strike here, of
the men 'employed on the various
brauches of tbe food supplies, began
to assume serious proportions today.
The bakers assembled and adopted
resolutions, favoring a general strike
in all braucbes of the trade and an
nouncing their intention not to re
sume work again until parliament
suppresses the municipal employment
Many thousand bakers are parading
the street, and tbe city is taking on
martial appearances. Squadrons of
mounted police and of troops are sta
tioned in the main squares of the
Rome, Dec. 23. Tbe pope received
all the cardinals arid high prelates of
the church today and exchanged the
season's greetings. The function was
unusually interesting it being tbe first
of the kind under the present pontiff.
The United States was represented by
Monsignor Seton, of Newark, N. J.,
and by Monsignor Kennedy, rector of
the American college.
Chicago, Dec. 23. Hiram Beckwitb.
a law partner of Abraham Lincoln
from MM to 186!. is dead here at tbe
age of 72 years.
London. Dec. 23. The British for
eigu office declined to discuss the
statement of the associated press dis
patch from Berlin today on the ground
that the "contingency is too hypo
thetical." The impression prevails among tbe
Germau aud other embassies here that
it would not be surprisiug if Great
Britaifi expressed a willingness, pro
viding I f", Mil qgrees to accept certain
specific compromise., to guarantee to
back up Japan, it necessary, by force
New York. Dec. 23. Prince Sahel
zada Nasilarli Khun, brother of tbe
nawab of Rampur, one of the noted
princes of India, has come to Ameriea
to marry an heiress. The prince ar
rived in New York to lay with his
chum, Jeffr'r E. Dunveen of London.
Both are students in Merten college.
England. Toe prince aud his chum
will spend th Ch'i' tmas holidays in
New York, letjuroing to London in a
few weeks. I
Washington, Dec. 23. Lawrence O.
Murray, of Chicago, has been chosen
by tbe president as assistant secretary
of commerce and labor.
Berlin, Dec. 23. The German for
eign office, estimating tbe probability
of war iu tbe far east, fixes its atten
tion on Great Britain, rather than on
japan, for it recognizes that Japan is
only waiting for Great Britain to give
the word to commence rhostilities.
They regard the risiug feeling in
Great Britain, that Russia must yield
or that Japan aud Great Britain will
out fight her.as a most portentous ele
ment. The Associated press learns from
high diplomatic sources, that the Ger
man government refuses to believe
that war is certain by any means, but
tbey are convinced now that if war
between Japan a 3d Russia comes.
Great Britain will take a prominent
part, because the British government
regards war as the only means of sav
ing the reestablishing of her position
in the far east.
Chicago, Dec. 23. While tbe livery
men and undertakers are making
preparations to resume service for
their patrous, the "pickets or no
pickets" indignities continue to fall
to the lot of funeral parties.
The driver of au ambulance, takiug a
body to the train, was made tbe target
of most abusive epithets today, and
in auotber instance the mourners were
delayed by the pickets until tbe body
they were accompanying had been
placed aboard the train and bad left
St. Jospeb, Mo., Dec. 23. The body
of Elizabeth Coates. who was mur
dered in her home south of the city
two years ago, was exhumed today aud
examination by medical experts is al
leged to reveal her death to have been
by some other cause than strangula
tion, as charged. Her sou William,
aged 19, is on trial for his life. charged
with tbe murder. Today's evidence
will pro'iably clear bim of the crime.
Peking, Dec. 23. The two members
of the diplomatic corps at tbe Chinese
capitol, whose opinions, regarding the
present critical condition of affairs in
the far east is considered most val
uable, are Japanese Minister Uchida
and Sir Ernest Mason Satow, tbe lat
ter of whom for three years, has rep
resented the British government at
They can see only a faint prospect
of war being averted. The latter says
that those who imagiue that Japan
will u t fight for what she conceives
to be her greatest interest, do not
know the Japanese people.
Uchida is an adherent to tbe
"Young Japan" party which has al
ways advocated war if necessary to
secure the evacuation of Manchuria.
Sir Robert Hart, director of the
Chinese Imperial maritime customs,
said today that he.feared, in tbe event
of war, that Chiua will be ground be
tween two mill stones.
Wu Fang, the well known ex-minister
to the United States, tells his
friends he despairs of China's future.
"I see no hope," he says, "for China,
and the partition of the empire, soon
er or later, is inevitable."
Washington, Dec. 23. The follow
ing cablegram was received by the
navy department today from Rear
Admiral Coghlan, dated at Colon :
"The Mayflower reports that she met
the Pinzon, carrying 300 men and
munitions of war bound for Baz at
Berkeley, Cal., Dec. 23. Telicien
Yictor Paget, professor of Romanic
languages ami literature iu the uni
versity of Calitornia died today of
apoplexy at tbe age of seventy years.
He was a native of Krance.aud a mem
ber of tbe university faculty here for
Chicago, Deo. 24. Today for the
first time in a week, hearses carried
the dead to the cemeteries iu Chicago.
The hearses were driven by non
unioD drivers, who were armed, antic
ipating trouble. The police were
ordered to attend ail funerals and see
that no disorder occurred. Tbe De
cember grand jury's final report
recommended the subject for special
investigation by January grand jury.
Washington, Dec. 21. Gen. Reyes,
the Colombian minister to the United
States has finished the communication
to be presented to this government
and if secretary Hay is able to be at j
the state department on Saturday he 1
will be presented to Gen. Reyes in auent the Great Britain reported po
person. Gen. Reyes sent au urgent Lit ion be said : "The British govern
cablegram to President Marroquin to- ment is well aware that Japan will be
day. Tbe first two words were Be
Mexico, Mo., Dec. 24. The Wabash
fast mail No. 14, which left Omaha
last evening for St. Louis, collided
head on with a freight train two miles
west of Benton Ci'y, Missouri, at:
Ave o'clock this morning killing the
engineer, ami lataiiy injuring m ;
tramps. No passengers were hurt. '
The Night Before Chrutmat - Witting For Kru
New York, Deo. 24. Mayor-Elect
George B. McClellau took tbe oath
of office today, and announced two
more appointments, both members of
Loudon, Dec. 21. Diplomatic cir
cles of London look for several days
of dull Russo-Japanese negotiations.
A Times dispatch from Topkio, says:
"The best informed circles does not
share tbe pessimism which appears to
prevail in uoiidoo, inasmucn as ine
resources of diplomacy are not yet ex- 1
hausted. " Ambassador Choate is con
fident that some way will be found
out of tbe difficulty.
Berlin. Dec. 24. An intimation has
reached tbe Japanese legation here
that Russia will concede Japan's re
quest. No details about the particu
lars are given out excepting the state
ment that a peaceful solution is now
It is understood that the British
government has represented to the
czar that Great Britain deems Japan's
demands just and expects that Russia
will grant tbem.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 24. Russian
newspapers are displaying the liveliest
irritation at the British press, whose
anti-Russian attitude in tbe present
Russo-Japanese disoute, has arcused
even greater public animosity against
lueat Britain than has existed against
Washington, Dec. 24. Minister
Quesada has received cable informa
tion to tbe effect that tbe Cuban gov
ernment has formally recognized tbe
republic of Panama.
Connelsville, Pa., Deo. 24. When
daylight broke today there was known
to be sixty dead as a result of last
night's wreck. It is believed that a
score or more will be added to tbe
list before tbe day is over.
Forty nine have been identified, and
eleven unknown, mostly foreigners.
Every passenger in the first car of the
smoker was killed. It was the worst
wreck which has occurred for years in
The train known as the Duquesne
limited, the fastest train on the B. A
O. between Pittsburg and New York
left Pittsburg a few minutes late and
at tbe time of tbe accident was run
ning at a high rate of speed on a
When near Laurel Run it ran into
a pile of lumber, and tbe entire train
was precipitated over an embankment
into the Youghiogheny river.
Of the 150 passengers on board
. i I ' ererv one wnti rendered un-
South Norwalk, Conn., Dec. 24.
In a thick fog today the steamer
Erasters Corning of the Star line,
bound from New Haven for New York
with thirty passengers and a heavy
cargo of freight struck on the rocks
off Copp's Island just outside ot Nor
walk harbor and sank in fifteen min
utes iu fifteen feet water. All the
passengers escaped in boats, but one
boat containing two men and four
women is missing.
Washington. Dec. 24. At the re
quest of the state department. Secre
tary Moody sent a cablegram to Rear
Admiral Sterling, commanding the
Asiatic squadron to dispatch a war
ship to Chemulpo, Corea to protect
Paris, Dec. 24. Dreyfus commission
today umnanimously recommended a
revision of tbe case by tbe criminal
branch of tbe court of cassation.
Paris, Dec. 26. It is learned from
authorative quarters today that Ja
pau is about to send a large military
force to Corea for the purpose of re
storing and maintaining order in tbe
disturbei ports. Tbe departure of
this force ig iminent. It will prob
ably consist of about fifteen thousand
men. Japan is assured that Russia
will nut consider this an unfriendly
City of Mexico, Dec. 26. President
Diaz, acting upon reqnest of tbe Am
erican ambassador, and upon bearing
tbe evidence submitted in the case,
conceded tbe United States authorities
tbe extradition of Chas. Kratz, a
former member of tbe St. Louis city
council who is charged with boodling.
London, Dec. 26. Japan is negotiat
ing the purchase of two Chilean war
ships. Baron Hayashi, the Japanese
minister to Great Britain, "said the
move was only a precautionary meas
ure, and would possibly be an expense
for nothing. He also stated that there
j8 no thuth about
Japan's note of a
obliged to go to war unless Russia
modifies the position taken in her last
Washington. Dec. 29. A meeting of
the cabinet, tbe first during the holi
day recess, has been called for four
o'clock this afternoon to consider de
partmental matters. Possibly tbe
will be considered
Si 0 MIN
I RFIMI UTMII;
I i L I ULU i iunu
Three Are Raging on
Island at Present.
Jimenez, the Recently Successful
Manipulator of One, Closing la
on San Domingo.
Washington, Dec. 29. With three
revolutions raging on the island of
San Domingo and the Jiminez forces
within four miles of San Domingo
city. Minister Powell thinks the sit
uation there demands an additional
warship and yesterday appealed to the
state department for aid.
The state department has already
taken steps and at its request Secre
tary Moody cabled to Rear Admiral
Lamberton, of the South Atlantic
squadron, now at Trinidad, to send a
vessel to San Domingo at full speed,
to aid the gunboat Newport to protect
Storms in the East.
New York, Dee. 26. A heavy fall
of snow, accompanied by a high wind
began here early today. So thick
were the snow flakes that tbe darkness
was almost like night, for fully an
hour. Many ferry boats went astray,
and tbe harbor resounded with
whistles. The storm prevailed through
out the state.
Lafayette, Ind., Deo. 26. From fif
teen above yesterday, the temperature
dropped to eight below zero today.
The Wabash river is frozen over.
La Crosse, Wis., Dec. 26. A drop
in the temperature of thirty degrees
in twenty four hours occurred here to
day. The government thermometer
registered 15 below zero.
Kansas City, Dec. 26. The tempera
ture here is averaging about five above
St. Paul, Dec 26. Sixteen below
zero is the weather bureau report for
today. The cold is accompanied by
a piercing wind. At Winnepeg tbe
temperature is thirty below.
Chicago, Dec. 26. The crest of the
cold wave arrived here today. The
minimum temperature twas eight be
Omaha, Dec. 26. Zero weather is
prevailing here today.
Des Moines, Deo. 26. The ther
mometer is two below here today. At
Dubuque it is fourteen below and at
Davenport twelve below. A raw wind
Cleveland. Ohio, Dec. 26. The first
real blizazrd ot the winter is in prog
ress in Ohio today. The thermometer
is below zero, and the wind is blow
ing fifty two mlies an hour. A heavy
blinding snow has fallen to a depth ot
several inches. Railroad traffic is de
layed. Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 26. The
thermometer today is 17 degrees be
low zero, a drop, since yesterday,
of 35 degrees.
Peoria, Ills., Dec. 26. John Weir
was frozen to death near Elmwood to
day. George Baumgarten was found
in a freezing condition and cannot
recover. The thermometer is 7 below
New York, Dec. 26. Later today
the snow stopped, and tbe mercury
dropped from 34 degrees to 19 above
zero in three hours.
Boston, Deo. 28. In a blinding
snow storm tbe Clyde line steamer in-
wardward bound from Jacksonville
and Charleston, was rammed and sunk
by tbe steamer Admiral Dewey, of
tbe United Fruit company, in Boston
harbor today. There were ;thirty per
sons on board and all w re 'rescued.
Atlanta, Dec. 26. The Jminimam
today was fourteen degrees above, a
drop of 43 degrees during the last
twenty four hours.
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Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
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if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's
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cultivation or residence. Only give
description and show land to be of
the proper kind. We do the rest. By
reason of exhaustion of a limited sup
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small amount yet for sale, fully guar
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