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Pioneer Paper of Arizona.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 6, 1904.
Buffalo-Arizona to Be
Located In The Very Heart of Rich
Mineral Zone Has Good
The properties of the Buffalo-Arizona
Gold .Mines company will be
worked this year for all that they are
worth and the results obtained, judg
ing from the present indications as far
as development has progressed, should
be highly satisfactory to all con
cerned. The properties are located in one of
the best mineralized sections of the
county, the following well known
properties being within a radius of
only two or three miles of the Buffalo-Arizona's
holdings: The celebrated
Poland Mining company, the Poland
Extension, the Josephino Gold and
Copper company, the Consolidated
Mining and Milling company, and the
Michigan and Arizona company.
There are also a large number of
other properties within a short dis
tance of those of the' Buffalo-Arizona
all of which are being worked with
very satisfactory results.
Arthur E. Brown, of Providence,
Rhode Island, arrived in this section
December 6 and made a careful and
thorough examination of the Buffalo
Arizona property, and was so well sat
isfied with the showing that he pur
chased all the promoters1 stock with
the exception of that held by J. C.
Forest, whj not only retains his in
terests iu the company but continues
as lie secretary.
Mr. Brown will finance the com
pany, having already met with very
flattering success. He has been suc
cessful in financing othermining com
panies and has no fears in being able
to succeed in this with the showing
Daniel Rice, of Idaho Springs, Col
orado, a practical mining man of
thirty years' experience, has been en
gaged as superintendent of the prop
erty, and is oat there now getting
things in shape to start up active work
in its development, which will bo
commenced within a few days.
The mine will be equipped with all
necessary machinery for its economi
cal and successful development and
there is every reason to believe that
good reports will be heard from, it
during the present year.
The San Francisco Bulletin of De
cember 27 contains a marriage notice,
which will he read with interest by
many Arizonans as the principals are
well known in this territory. The
Bulletin's notice follows:
"The many friends of Miss Mary
Alice Driscoll and H. W. Stevens, a
prominent mine owner of Arizona,
will be pleasantly surprised to hear
that they were quietly married at St.
"Mrs. Stevens is the sister of J. J.
Driscoll, who is connected with tne
local customs service. Her charming
personality hss won her a host of
warm friends, who wish the bride
"Mr. Stevens is largely interested
in several fine mining properties near
Prescott Ariz. Both bride and
groom left for New York this morn
ing, where the honeymoon will be
"The wedding took place on Christ
mas eve and was attended only by a
Xew intimate friends."
Mr. Stevens is a resident of Morris
town where ho is engaged in mining
being the superintendent of the Pi
cacbo Blanco Mining company. He
is also well known to "Prescott people
as his business frequently calls him
His bride is also well known in the
territory, her brother, J. J. Driscoll,
having been formerly a postofllce in
spector in this territory. Their many
friends will wish them much joy and
happiness in their matrimonial voy
age in which the Journal-Minor joins
with its best wishes.
Burning of Brush.
To ' the inspector of forest reserv
and whom it may concern:
May I ask, have you had an Abra
ham Lincoln like experience in split
ting wood? If not then listen to the
summarization of one who has had
thirty years practice in manufactur
ing wood, on- the public domain, on
timber reserves and on private prop
uo not ourn tne brush. Do not in
sist on its being piled in too large
and compaot piles. Smaller ones, a
little more disseminated will rot
away in three years, leaving the
ground in the beetcondition for the
growth of plants. Large piles require
a year or two longer. In firing brush
heaps of the larger kind, the heat
generated by combustion subjects the
ground beneath it to destructive dis
tillation. The vegetable soil is des
troyed, and there remains an excees
of the mineral potasiuro, alkali. Ranch
men, owning Jand containing pine
timber from which' they manufacture
more or less wood, do not fire or even
pile their own brush. Tui for years
has been my unvarying praotice while
manufacturing pine wood from a tim
ber tract on which 1 had obtained a
D. S. patent.
Any-, one today, in strolling over
the .qgtire ranch, will find no spots
scared, by fire, or scarcely a foot of
-ground so encumbered by brush as to
interfere with the growth of young
timber or eveu that of grass, though
t three years has elapsed since 1
manufactured one hundred cords of
wood on that ranch which 1 have
since disposed of.
The annual custom by ranchers of
firing heaps of brush piled according
to thoir direction is a most unwarran
ted and dangerous custom and ought
at once to be discontinued. Owing to
the spreading tendency of fire such
burning has been attended, and if
continued will be attended with more
or less damage, for in such localities
the ground is continuously covered
with combustible material from the
annual fall of forest leaves of a tur
Do not enforce the rules too strict
ly for that leads to just complaint
and the results obtained by the con
tractor does not equal the effort made,
It is not diuicult to Imagine cases
where a strict enforcement of the
rules would be nothing less than a
downright insult to common man
hood. Our summarization of over a
quarter of a century of practice and
observation is that the interests of the
department is best conserved by. not
tiring the brush. Your obedient ser
vant . H. O.
The little folks of the St Cecilia
Study club, composed of the pupils
of Miss Annabel Bailey and Mrs. H.
D. Ross, gave a very pleasant musical
party, on Saturday evening, at K. of
P. hall, under the direction of their
teachers. The parents and a few
friends of the pupils were present and
enjoyed the entertainment very much,
as the young folks demonstrated that
their musical education is in good
bauds. At the conclusion of the
program prizes were awarded to the
pupils who had shown the greatest
amount of practice on their lessons.
The program follows:
Chorus, "This Glad Day," St Ce
Duet Mabel Hooker, Miss Bailey.
Piano Solo Jack Claypool.
Quartette-a "A Black Eyed Su
san," b "lhe Cuckoo Clock," lieth
Block, Ethel Fisher, Nydia Aker, M.
Cornet Solo Teddio Ross.
Piano Solo Florence Herndon.
Orchestra a "Blue Bells of Scot
land,." b "Sweet Afton," violin,
Davis Ross; cornet, Teddie Ross;
piano, Mrs. Ross.
Chorus "Good News," St. Cecilia
Duet Beth Block, Mrs. Ross. "
Piano Solo Marguerite Levy.
Trio Stanley Payne, Davis Ross,
Piano Solo Helen Carnes.
Violin Solo Davis Ross.
Piano Solo Nydia Acker.
Duet Harold Brisley, Mabel
Orchestra a "Hours There Were,"
j Award of practice prizes. -
A Unique Party.
Geo. Hartman and Hill C. Moore,
on Christmas day, were out in the
Lynx creek mining district engaged in
doing annual assessment work on some
mining claims owned by them. They
were a considerable distance away
from other mining camps and were the
only occupants of their own camp.
There were no children near, whose
hearts they could gladden on the
bright, cloudless Arizona Christmas
day, although they had the
Christmas spirit strong in their hearts,
and they determined on having a
Christtras observance, even in the
loneliness of thoir camp and gave
probably as unique and original a
Christmas tree as was ever given. It
was a Christmas tree for the birds.
They secured a nice young pine tree
about twelve or fifteen feet high and
about twelve feet across from the tips
of the branches. On the night before
Christmas they hung meat bread,
rice and other delicacies which birds
like on this tree, just loading it
down, and on Christmas day they had
probably the biggest Christmas party
held in Arizona. Mr. Moore says the
birds flocked there by the hundreds,
and partook of the feast provided for
them, and as they satisfied their hun
ger they flew away and apparently
notified others, as their places nn the
tree would soon be occupied again
A sufficient supply was placed on the
tree to last for two days arS tho
Christmas party was kept up for that
period. Mr. Moore states that they
had as happy "a time watching their
feathered guests, as they ever, exper
ienced .on a Christmas day. Blue
birds, also known as camp robber,
and quail, were the principal varieties
of birds which partook of their Christ
mas cheer. He also stated that they
had made friends of the birds before
by feeding those which appeared
around the camp, but they had never
had such a swarm of them as came to
their Christmas party.
One of the prettiest home weddings
that has taken place in this county
for a long time was the one at which
Eruest Childers and Miss Theresa Far-
rell, two of Yavapai county's worthy
and popular young people, joined
theirvbearts and lives. Tho ceremony
was performed at the home of the
biide's father, Jack Farrell, in Mc-
Cabe, yesterday afternoon at three
o'clock, by Father Donovan, of tho
Catholic church of this oity. Quite a
number ot iriends and relatives were
present After the words had been
spoken that made tho happy couple
man and wife, and congratulations
bad been extended, a bounteous wed
dint; dinner was served to the guests
present. They were also tho recip
ients of many beautiful and costly
The bride and her sister, Miss Nora
Farrell, who attended her, were at
tired in beautiful gowns of while
peaudesoie silk trimmod in applique'
and spangled net trimmings, whita'
the groom and best man. Lew
Murphy, were faultlessly dressed in
The decorations for the house were
white carnations, which made a very
After tho wedding dinnor Mr. and
Mrs. Childers and Miss Farrell drove
to Prescott, returning to McCabe tbia
The bride has lived with her father
at McCabe for nearly ten years and
has won her way into the hearts of all
who know her by her lovable
kindly manners. Mr. Childers, the
groom, is one of the substantial young
men of the county and a first class
miner, being at present foreman for
the Stark Mining company, where
they will make their future homo.
He has Tesided in this county for over
five years and has hosts of friends.
The Journal-Miner joins the host of
friends in wishing them long life and
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. M.
B. Hazeltine was thronged with New
Year callers on .New Year's afternoon,
at the reception given by Mrs. Hazel
tine and Misses Drake, Fisher and
Criley. The rooms were very taste
fully decorated for the occasion with
violets and carnations, and in the din
ing room there was a huge punch bowl
filled with fruit punch which was
served to the guests. In the middle
of tho bow a large piece of ice deco
rated with violets floated on the
punch, giving a very beautiful effect
without in the least deteriorating
from the quality of the punch.
Among those who called to pay their
respects to the hostesses of the after
noon were a number of ladies,aIthougb
the gentlemen were in the majority.
In addition to the refreshing punch,
coffee and sandwiches were also served
all the guests who called.
The revival of this old and time
honored custom of New Year's day
receptions is a good omen as it is a
pleasant way of spending a portion of
the initial day of the new year, the
social feature of which is elevating
where properly observed.
The following is the daily report of
instruments filed in the county le-
corder's onice, as reported by the
Prescott Title Company:
December 29. W J Tyson et al file
a of a work on Real Thing Nos 1 and 2
mines, Walnut Grove dist
Geo W Oakman to Great Republic
C and G Mg Co, deed to Oakman
mine, Black Canyon dist.
P V Haokney et al file a of a work
on Blucher and Blucher Nos 1, 2, 3
and 4 mines, Wakler district.
S R Patterson and C L Ferguson lo
cate Blue Bird mine, Walker dist
Frank Spence to Cbas L Miller, bill
of sale to cattle on range, 8G0O.
W A Charlton to Hiram Lyand &
Son, bill of sale to cattle on range.
A N Ingram to W H Palmer deed to
a quarter of Gold Note mine, Mar
John Morris files a of a work on
Monitor mine, Kirkland dist
E L Gobin to A B Foltz, deed to an
eighth of Wire Gold mine, Pine Grove
W H Rates et al incorporate Rincon
Mines Co, capital stock, 81,200,000.
Maggie French files a of a work on
Criterion mine.Turkey Creek district
H M Meriwether files a of a work on
83, Robert E Lee, Mineral King, and
Oro Fino mines, Black Canyon dis
trict December 31. S Yoemans and D L
Booker amend location of Hillside
mine, Walker district
Derby Mg Co files a of a work on
numerous mines Thumb Butte dis
trict Porfiro Belarder files a of a work
on New Century and Hillside mines.
J M W Moore, receiver, to Mrs S
B Mayer, receipt for numerous
placers in Bigbug dist Silo.
I M Roland et al file a of a work
on numerous mines in Hassayampa
R H Row et al file a of a work on
numerous mines in Mineral Point
Buffalo-Arizona Gold Mines Co files
a of a work on numerous mines in
Turkey Creek dist.
White Horse Mg Co files a of a
work on numerous mines in Walker
Hong Kong Group Mg Co files a of
a work on numerous mines in Walker
Monroe Consolidated Mg Co files a
of a work on numerous mines in
Hugo Richards and wife to the
Iiank of Arizona, deed to e 05 ft of
lots 19, 21, 23, blk 9, Prescott, 55.
H L Murphy et al file a of a work
on Ace of Spades and Cannon Ball
mines, Ball Butte dist.
A Nixon et al file a of a work on
Lucky Bogy mine, Turkey Creek dis
trict Decree distributing estate of Daniel
Moynaban, deceased, consisting of
numerous mines, to numerous heirs.
Martiu Baker files a of a work on
Clipper and jSt. Anthony mines,
Black Hills district.
Chaparral Mg Co amends location
of Marion C mine, Bigbug district
Orrin F Place to Saratoga Gold Mg
Co, deed to Annexed mine, Pine
Grove district, 810,000.
Dunkirk Gold and Silver Mg Co file
a of a work on Duukirk and Kentucky
Judce mines, Hassayampa district.
Robt De Large aud wife to John S
Jones, trustee, deed to n one half of
ue ono fourth and e ouo half of nw
one fourth of sec 3, 13 n 1 e, 55010.
Gnash Bros et al file a of a work ou
Buzzard mine, Hassayampa dist
Wm. Gammill et al file a of a work
on Trilby jumI Lulu mines, Hassay
Gold Crow Mg Co files a of a work
on numerous mines in Walker district
Six mining location notices.
John Halbliob files a of a work on
numerous mines, Bigbug dist
(JB Boyer et al files n of a work on
numerous mines, Cherry Creek dist.
Harry Jacobs et ul file a of a work
on Midnight and New Year Gift
mines, Minnehaha dist
Harry Simiugton et al file a of a
work on'Scorpion mine, Cherry Creek
Grand View M aud M Co file a ot a
work ou numerous mines, Cherry
D E Andrews files statement on Tam
O'Sbunter and Spokane mines, Pino
Grove dist, Incomplete.
J S Elstnor to J P Ryan, egreo
nient, one piano, con $300.
J M W Moore, receiver, to Crown
King Mining Co, receipt,
mines. Pine Grove dist, con 8935.
Harry Johnson to Crown King
Mines Co, deed to Tip Top mine.Peck
dist, con 5100.
Thos C Job, trustee, to Ii M Meri
wether, deed to Belcher mine and
mill, etc, Bigbug dist con 811,810.02.
D Bergstand to J E Morrice deed to
Chloride, Annie, Northern and Am
erican Flag mines, White Picaho dist
J E Morrice files a of a work on last
Congress Con Mines Co files a ot a
work on numerous mines, Martinez
Mary A Fisher files a of a work on
Southern Belle mine, Castle Creek
Tbos Marmont et al file a of a work
on Peacock uud Mountain View mines,
N L Grifiln et al file a of a work
on Noble and Fi-iher mines, Copper
Ed H Conghran files a of a work
on Liberty mine, Copper Basin dist
H D Norton ills a of a work on
Kirkland and Judgment mines, Kirk
Peter Mackin et al file a of a wor
on the Webfoot mine, Hass djst
Eleven mining locations.
January 4. S A Parker .to F P
Jones and E A Haggott, agreement,
Copper Ago, Pickaway, Look Out, et
al mines, con $12,000.
II M Meriwether and wife to Mary
R arling deed .to Belcher mine, Big
bug district, con 511,810.02.
Orlando C Brynes to C Andrews
deed to. Sancho Pansy mine, Pine
John E Stillman to A and O Min
ing Co deed ,to Stillman, Morgan,
Lucy W, Mattie C etc, mines, Black
Rock district, con 1,000,000.
S M. Waterman to John Brady bill
of sale to tent, etc, at Cottonwood.
F Scopel and wife to Ed Derham
deed to S 40 feet of lot 10, block 22,
Prescott, con 8325.
United States to Andreas P Gunther
patent to Great Scott, Aetna, Atlas,
Yellow Kid, Copper Prince, etc mines, j
Black Rock dist
S MentschikofT, R A Ray and J J
Hawkins incorporate San Juan Min
ing Co, capital stock 53,000,000.
Six affidavits of assessment work on
numerous mines, by various parties
and five location notices were also
3 It is said that on the first of Jan
uary the Elkhart mine, under its new
management, will bo started up. The
main shaft will bo sunk to a depth of
at least 1000 feet and tho mine thor
oughly prospected abovo that level.
Many people who know tho mino pre
dict that it will be ono of the best
payers in this part of the territory
when properly handled. Kingman
hange discoursing on tho ad-
and disadvantages offered in
mnitng'in .Mexico has the following:
"Mexico, while presenting many very
desirable mining propositions, also
presents many obstacles to successful
development and improvement of
these properties once acquired. In
the first place the law of Mexico
makes a purchaser of a mining prop
erty a citizen of that country unless
expressly stated otherwise in the in
strument of transfer, and then again,
the now law of that country requires
the employment of at least seventy
five per cent of native labor and no
distinction is to bo made in the wage
payment as between tho native and
foreign labor. Heretofore native la
bor could be obtained at about
seventy five cents Mexican per day.
Under the new law this labor will
have to be paid at the same rate as
other laborers and miners, which will
make the working of the mines,
when taken in connection with the
excessive tax and other incidentals,
extremely heavy. Many foreign com
panies that were preparing to take
over Mexican properties aro now look
ing elsewhere for investment, and just
now Arizona looks more than good to
tbem. For this reason we believe that
this county is destined to take in
a large amount of mining capital this
winter should the proper parties di
rect tho investments."
A very rich body of free gold ore
was encountered recently in the Wel
come mine, between Octave and Con
gress. When it was first struck it was
only a few inches wide but they have
sunk sixty feet on it now and at that
depth it is about four feet wide. They
have taken several tous of this ore out
in sinking through it Some of it
will go from 82000 to 83000 per ton.
LEighty pounds of it were taken and
ushe' by hand, and 87G was cleaned
up fr j It while by that crude pro
cess was impossible to obtain all of
the values. Wells 11. 15a tes bad some
specimens from it today which he
showed to the editor of the Journal
Miner and which was certainly very
rich, being nearly one quarter pure
gold. Of course the ore does not all
contain tho amount of gold-that these
specimens do as a few tons of such
stuff would be all that a man would
need to make him independently
wealthy. The oro body is however very
rich, with these falulously rich pockets
found hero and there in it. Thoy have
not cut through the oro body yet, al
though as stated theyihave gono down
on it now sixty feet
The stockholders of the Oro Grande
mine aro quite enthusiastic over the
results of a twenty four hours 'test
run that has been made on ore from
their property. Oro from the 100
foot level averaged all the way
through 822 per ton. Ore from the
other parts of the mino went 812 on
the average. This is oven a better
showing than the people expected.
Tho company has a five stamp mill,
and it will probably bo started up
again in tho noar future. Gazette.
LAN D SCRIP.
With so called land scrip title is
obtained to government land without
cultivation or residence. Only givo
description and show land to be of
the proper kind. We do tho rest. By
reason of exhaustion of a limited sup,
ply price is . advancing. Have a
small amount yet for Kale, fully guar
anteed. Early buyers can mako pro
fitable purchases. Hugo Seaberg,
Springer, N. M.
P! a COLD WAVE
Coldest Weather Ex
perienced in Years.
Some Places All Previous Rec
ords Have Been Broken By
New York, Jan. 5. When Jthe gov
ernment thermometer hero reached
four degrees below zero at five o'clock
this morning all January cold records
were broken since 1875. In tho sub
urbs from 8 to 12 degrees below was
reached and the intense cold has in
terfered with out door business.
Many local trains were abandoned bo-
cause thoy could not keep i.p b.iam.
Both East and North rivers are bare
ly navigable, .and Harlen river for the
first time in eight years was impass
able above 155th street Mails, west
and east, wore from six to ten hours
COLDEST IN HISTORY.
Troy, N. Y., Jan. 5. The mercury
registered from 12 to 22 below zero to
day, being the coldest in .the history
of Troy and vicinity.
TWENTY FIVE BELOW. .
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 5. This morn
ing was the coldest here for twenty
eight years being 25 below zero.
COLD AT AMSTERDAM..
Amsterdam, N. Y., Jan. 5. The
average temperature here was from 2G
to 29 below zero today.
CHILLY IN CONNECTICUT.
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 5. This
was the coldest morning for five years
in Connecticut the mercury being C
below zero here. Inland it was still
colder. At Danbury it was 20 below.
COLDEST FOR YEARS.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Jan. 5. Tho tem
perature here today was 14 degrees
below, the coldest for years.
COLD IN QUAKER CITY.
Philadelphia, Jan. 5. Official fig
ures show this to be the coldest Jan
uary since 1875. It was two below to
day, and in the suburbs the mercury
went 4. below.
Vienna, Dec. 30. Emperor Francis
Joseph has quite recovered from the
result of his recent accident, and is
pursuing his ordinary vocations today.
There is no truth in the published re
port sent abroad that the emperor had
a stroke of paralysis. His majesty is
St. Petersburg, Dec. 30. It is offi
cially announced in view of the re
ports wmcn nave oeen sent auroau in
on the Jews, at Kishineff that tho town
was never quieter than it is at the
present time and that there ore no
signs whatever of any trouble. f
London, Dec. 30. It is said at the
foreign office this afternoon that. the
offlicals have received no intimation
of any kind of the nature of the Rus
sian reply to Japan, but they were
still hopeful of a peaceful settlement
of existing differences.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 30. Representa
tive republicans of Nebraska held a
meeting today to organize a movement
for the advancement of the candidacy
of John L. Webster for vice presi
dent Resuolutions endorsing Roose
velt and Webster were adopted.
London, Dec. 30. Japan today com
pleted the purchase of tho Argentine
warships Rivadivia and Moreno, which
are building at Genoa, Italy, and for
which Russia has also been negotiat
ing. Cripple Creek, Dec. 30. Colonel
Verdecker, commander of the state
troops in this district, issued a proc
lamation giving notice that on and
after January 7, vagrants found in
Teller county will be arrested by the
Paris, Deo. 30. The police struck a
very decisive oiow in too DaKers
strike today by arresting four of the
chief officials of the bakers' organiza
tion who Lave been, pillaging the bake
shops in the outskirtsi'of. the oity.
Berlin, Dec. 30. The foreign office
continues to answer all inquiries of
the German government that it is not
believed that war will result from the
This is also the viow tho press has
derived from official sources, or from
According to a Vladivostock dis
patch to the Cologne Gazette, the
mobilization of tho Japauese navy is
partially attributed to jopen acts of
hostility on tho part of. the Coreaus
towards the Japanese, necessitating
active measures for the defense ot
Japanese interests in southern Corea.
Paris, Dec 30. Owing to recent
events in Panama tho anunal meeting
of-the Panama Canal company which
began this afternoon developed an un
usual amount of interest and excite
Prior to the opening, efforts had
been made to seoure enough proxie;
to overrulo the existing management
of tho company which is favorable to
the sale of the company's property to
the United States.
Tho report of the management
recited that the republic of Panama
now exercises sovereignty over the
isthmus aud added: "In view of this
accepted faot, and in the faoe of a
superior forco, wo can only maintain
and continue existing engagements
with tho aid of tho United States."
.The report also disclosed Co
lombia's recent efforts to induco tho
company to continue dealing with the
, old government ot tho isthmus, that
to the Panama uprising, a
committee of tho Colombia congress
recommended action which would
have extinguished the company's
rights. Following the Panama out
break, Colombia notified the company
that it would maintain tho company's
rights and would oppose the transfer
of the concession to any government
Washington, Dec 30. Cabling to
day from" Port of Spain to itho navy
dopartment,Admiral Lamberton states
that he has ordered the cruiser Detroit
to San Domingo to relieve the Scor
pion which was ordered there yester
day. Butte, Mont, Dec. 30. A Missoula
dispatch says: "Word has just been
received hero that tho east bound twin
city limited on tho Northern Pacific
railroad was wiecked near Troy, be
tween hero and Hope, Idaho, this
Ono report says that sixteen were
killed. Another says that nobody
wqs killed but that a number were in
jured and the entire train was ditch
ed.. Georgetown, Colo., Deo. 30. The
hearing of evidence began today in
tho trial of fifteen of the labor union
men, charged wiht complicity in the
Sun and Moon dynamiting at Idaho
Springs in July last in which Philip
Fire, one of the dynamiters was killed.
All the defendants, but one, are
members of the Idaho Springs Miners'
union. One is a member of the exec
utive board of the Western Federation
Berlin, Dec. 30. The local Anzeiger
saya that the Japanese government has
informed representatives of the powers
at Tokio that tho situation at this
moment is unbearable, that Japan
must strike, if Russia does not accept
the proposition which Japan has sub
mitted. The latter cannot longer wait
the final decision.
Paris, Dec. 30. It is learned from
diplomatic circles that the Japanese
government has informed the foreign
diplomats that the situation in re
spect to Russia is quite desperate but
is not necessarily dangerous.
Jibutil, French Somaliland, Dec.
31. The United States expedition in
Abyssinia under Consul General Skin
ner, of Marseilles, has been entirely
successful in its mission. A treaty
between the United States and Eth
iopia, opening up commercial rela
tions between the two countries was
signed by Emperor Menelik who also
accepted an invitation to participate
in the St Louis exposition. As a per
sonal tribute King Menelik sent Pres
ident Roosevelt two lions and a pair
of elephant tusks.
Chicago, Deo. 31. One man .rwas
killed and two severely injured in a
fire in the United States feather fac
tory today. Property loss is 850,000.
Chicago, Jan. 2. Investigation of
the fire horror divided attention here
on row tears day wun burial oi
The list of missing varies, one au
thority places it at 312, and the in
jured at 101. The hunt of searchers
for relatives and friends continued
at the morgues all of yesterday.
A majority of striking drivers have
returned to work. "Wo ordered them
back, wages or no wages, to help the
city in tho calamity which has befal
len it," said President Haggen, of
the union. "After ten days the strike
will be resumed where it left off."
Archibald Bernard, chief electrician
of the Iroquois tbcatwegsaken into
custody by tho police yesterday.
After being questioned for two hours
by the police, he was formally charged
Many funerals are in progress to
day. All celebrations have been post
poned, and business Is suspended.
The bodies of the unidentified will
be kept at the morgues as long as pos
sible. The city hall, except the abso
Iutely necessary departments were
closed today. The board of trade
closed an hour earlier than usual.
The large dry goods stores which were
open met with an extraordinary de
mand for mourning goods. The total
number of unidentified is 25.
Thirty four teachers are known to
have lost their lives in the fire, and
the schools will bo closed on Monday
to their memory. The tolling of bells
for an hour at noon today was in re
sponse to the express wish of Mayor
The coroner estimates that 5100,-
000 worth of diamonds, watches and
jewelry were lost by the fire.
Chicago, Jan. 2. Tho total number
of corpses recovered from the Iroquois
theater fire' stands today 580. Of these
twenty flvo are unidentified. A large
number is still reported missing.
Washington, Jan. 2. Admiral Glass
cables the navy department from Pan
ama today as follows: "All is quiet
on the isthmus."
Moscow, Jan. 2. The government
order to publish nothing in relation
to the movements of troops has been
practically observed by every Moscow
paper. One editor said, "1 know ex-
lctly which division is going to the
far east and 1 know tho names of the
otficors who have been ordered not to
stir out of Moscow iu anticipation of
Another editor, impatient of war
and confident of victory said: "The
Russian army will prove as disastrous
to tho Japanese, as mount Felee was
to Martinique." Both editors express
ed considerable concern of the possi
bility of American intervention
"The attitude of the United States be
comes equivocal. Wo do not like the
dispatch of American warships, ud
still Bussianscanuot believe that their
old friend will give active assistance
Washington, Jan. 2. Acting Secre
tary Loomis received in au unofficial
manner, today communications from
representatives of tho United Slates
in various foreign capitals bearing on
tho RiiESO-Japaueso situation. Tho
statement is made that they aro gener
ally indicative in tho beliof that some
arrangement will be reached between
Russia and Japan which will avert
war. These advicoa represent the
trend of sentiment iu official ciiclet
at the European capitnls.
Glasgow, Jan 2. A large uumborjot
Clydejma: it j eufciueers received cable
orders from the Japanese government
today to proceed immediately to Ja
pan. These engineers were engaged
by the Japanese government six
months ago with the understanding
that they would be called on if their
active service was probable. Full in
structions were sent them in cipher.
They'will go to the far east by way of
Chicago, Jan. 2. Formally charged
with manslaughter, Managers Will J.
Davis and Harry J. Powers of the Iro
quois theater, before City Building
Commissioner Williams, today, were
held under a bond of 510,000 on com
plaint of Arthur E. Hull, whose fam
ily perished in the fire. The com
plainant was present when the men
faced the charges. The hearing of
the case was set for January 12.
St Petersburg, Jan. 2. It appears
to be true that Russia has decided not
to accept Japan's proposals, but the
foreign office today informed tho asso
ciated press that Foreign Minister
Landsoroff and Japanese Minister Ku
rino are still conferring with a view
of arriving at an amicable settlement
Unofficially, the situation is regarded
as being most serious.
Washintgon, Jan. 2. A cold wave
w&rning has been issued for Ohio,
West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama,
Western Georgia, Western Florida,Ar
kansas, Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory. London, Jan. 2. Foreign Secretary
Landsowne has informed Baron Ha
yashi the Japanese minister, that he
fears the war party in Russia is in the
ascendancy and he has but faint
hopes of Russia making a favorable
The weekly papers here share this
general feeling of alarm which is cur
rent throughout Great Britain.
The Spectator says that war draws
nearer, and adds: "If we are dragged
into this war, as we may be, the coun
try will not be divided in sympathy,
as the dislike of Russia today is as
strong among the masses of the people
as it was in 1855."
Washington, Jan. 2. Gen. Reyes
has not yet received any reply from
the Washington government to his
note, charging a violation of the
Treaty of 1840. If the answer, when
received, gives any hope of relief to
Colombia, the negotiations will prob
ably continue, if not Gen. Reyes and
Dr. Herran will leave the country,
suspending diplomatic relations.
Chicago, Jan. 2. Twenty men, ar
rested in connection with tho Iroquois
theater tragedy, were arraigned in the
police court today, charged with man
slaughter. Five of them are members
of the "Blue Beard" company. Their
bonds were reduced from 85000 to
51000. The hearing was set for Jan
nary 11th. Tho remainder of tho de
fendants were held under bonds of
Gibraltar, Jan. 2. Two Russian tor
pedo boat destroyers arrived here yes
terday on their way to the far eat
Cologne, Jan. 5. According to ad
vices received by the Cologne Gazette
from St Petersburg, the terms of the
Russian reply to Japan was decided
upon at the council last Sunday and
was presided over by the czar person
ally. The correspondent understands
that the reply renders a peaceful issue
Texarkana, Tex., Jan. 5. R. A.
Cain, 99 years old, was married near
this place today to Miss Ella Keller,
aged 33. Immediately after the cere
mony the couplo had their photograph
taken and left for their future home
in Limestone county, Texas.
Cain was born in Madison county,
Tenn., in February, 1804, and came to
Texas in 1835. "He was in San An
tonio during the Alama massacre, and
is the last surviving veteran of the
Moxican war who fought Santa Ana.
He is still young in looks, and in car
riage appears to bo a well preserved
man of GO.
Chicago, Jan. 5. The first damage
suit against the proprietors of the Iro
quois theater and the city of Chicago,
growing out of the Ore, was filed to
day. The action is for the recovery of
ten thousand dollars.
David Jones, of the Fuller Con
struction company, was today charged
by the police with manslaughter.
Jones is alleged to have removed the
skylight that prevented the flames
from going up through the roof thus
forcing them out into the body of the
Guthrie, Okla., Jan. 5. Ex-Gov.
C. M. Barnes has completed the ar
rangements to run a special train,
bearing separate statehood advocates,
to Washington to assist Delegate Mc
Guire in passing the bill now before
the house committee on territories.
The plan !is indorsed by McGuire,
and 300 invitations to prominent sep
arate statehood republicans have been
sent out by JGov. Barnes, requesting
those invited to take the trip. The
train will stop in St. Louis long
enough for tho Oklahomans to visit
the Exposition grounds. They will
leave during this month and remain
two weeks in Washington.
Des Moines. Jan. 5. C. L. Lind-
ley, the supervising architect, fell
sixty feet to bis death today at the
state capltol building while making
an inspection of the locality where
the flames originated yesterday.
Carbondale, HI., Jan. 5. City At
torney C. A. Jackson and J. Logan
Gulley of Creal Springs have been
placed under arrest, charged with'
the killing of John W. Chamness.
The arrest of the city attorney, who,
it is believed, fired two of the three
shots that entered Chamness'a body,
caused a complete surprise.
Washington, Jan. 4. The president
todav sent to the senate the nomina
tion of Wm. R. Taft, of Ohio, to be
secretary of war.
John W. Black, of Illinois, wa3 ap
pointed as a civil service commis
sioner today by the president
iTbe president also nominated Luke
Wright, of Tennessee as civil governor
of tho Philippine Islands and Henry
C. Ide, cf Vermont, vice governor of
Chicago, Ills., Jan. 4. The notice,
served by Mayor Harrison of the pos
sible wholesale closing of churches,
stores, office buildings, factories,
hotels and private residences has
aroused the city to a high pitch. Be
fore the mayor proceeds to extremes,
the city council will be given a
chance to revise the laws. As the
ordinance stands now, a strict enforce
ment of it would paralyze all sorts of
Washington, Jan. 4. Minister Al
len, of Seoul, has advised the depart
ment that the Empress Dowager of
Corea, died on January 2.
St Petersburg, Jan. 4. Thee asso
ciated press has the authority of the
foreign office to say that the Russian
reply will be transmitted to Japan
within a day or two. Moreover it is
stated that tho reply will not be mere
ly "yes" or "no" but will be made
up of reasonable propositions for Ja
pan to consider.
MR. KURINO IS HOPEFUL.
St Petersburg, Jan. 4. -The Japan
ese minister here, M. Kurino, has au
thorized the associated press to say
that he had a most cordial conference
with Foreign Minister Lamsdorff on
Friday last, and that he is convinced,
by the' latter's conciliatory attitude
that the Russian government i3 dis
posed to seek a peaceful settlement of
WILL WATCH RUSSIA.
Tokio, Jan. 4. War preparations
continue here but it is safe to antici
pate that the government will con
tinue negotiations until a peaceiui
settlement is hopeless. Japan will
watch- the acts of Russia in Corea.
There is much irritation at present
over the course of Russia in Seoul
TENSION HAS DECREASED.
Cologne, Germany, Jan. 4. The
tension between Iius3ia, ana japan
has appreciably decreased, the situa
tion being now regarded, in authora
tive quarters, as quit reassuring, ac
cording to a dispatch to the Cologne
Gazette from St Petersburg.
OFFICERS ORDERED HOME.
Berlin, Jan. 4. Several Japanese
officials who have been attending cav
alry school at Hanover, have received
cable messages from Japan instructing
them to return to Japan immediately.
JAPAN MAY HAVE REPLY.
Peking, Jan. 4. Advices received
here from Tokio, says that the Rus
sian foreign minister, Count Lams
dorff had promised to hand Russia's
reply to the Japanese minister at St
Petersburg on last Sunday, nut it is
believed here that the reply reached
the Japanese government before that
Des Moines, Jan. 4. A fire, caused
from a defective electrlo light wire,
at the capital building, at noon today
did over a quarter million dollars of
damages and will cause the indefinite
poitponement of the 29th general as
sembly of the state. The celling oi
the house of representatives has fal
len in and the flames are spreaaing
into the senate chamber.
The building is doomed. It was
erected twenty years ago at a cost of
I Washington, Jan. 4. In an opinion
by Chief Justice Fuller of the supreme
w . i i
court of the United states nanuea
down today it Is decided that citizens
of Porto Rico are not aliens to the
United States and are entitled to en
ter this country without obstruction.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 4. Under the
proclamation issued by Gov. Peabody,
declaring that San .Miguel county is
in a state of insurrection, Major G.
Hill, commander of the military at
Telluride, has established a press cen
sorship. Washington, Jan. 4. The senate
committee on military affairs has de
cided to report favorably the nomin"
ation of General Leonard Wood to be
a major general. The vote stood 7 to 2.
DOINGS OF WEEK
An Interesting Budget
From this Live Camp.
Ben Blanchard's Return From Pro-
tracted Visit East Success
of Leyner Drill.
Iron King, Jan. 2. The principal
event of the week was the return from
Kansas City of Ben Blanchard who
looked improved in health and seemed
much pleased to be again on the spot
which through his foresight, shrewd;
ness and energy, mixed probably with
a good deal of faith bids fair to bo
come one of the greatest mines of Ari
zona and of the United States. The
whole camp is delighted to have af
in their midst one who by hia.a-
stant acts of kindness and courtesy
has led each and all to regard him as
a personal friend. The two qualities
in a man to which the western miner
will always doff his "sky piece" oat
of respect is the absence of all sham and
bypocricy, and the ability to "really
to do things." Mr. Blanchard, at Iroa
King, has given plenty of evidence
that he possesses these and that la
abundance. The recognition of this
fact by the men hero express itself.
as it does almost everywhere, in a-
pleasing form of familiarity in which
however, there is not even a shadow
of disrespect And so, just as Presi
dent Charles Eliot of Harvard univer
sity is always simply "Charley" to
his students,and Lord Roberts Is plain
Bobs" to the British soldier, so Ben
Blanchard, known to the publio aa
manager of the famous Iron King
mine, is known as simply "Bonnie"
to the men who wield the hammer and
hold the drill in this camp.
The same active aggressive spirit
displayed by Mr. Blanchard in busi
ness is also characteristic of him
the undenominational church, Snnda"
school and C. E. services in which he
has been very largely instrumental in
making such a splendid success that
the Iron King Sunday school and C.
E. are said to be better attended and
better conducted than in any other
place in the whole Territory of Ari
zona, lie will oe again in nis oia
place tomorrow as teacher of the Pibla
class, a post most ably and satisfac
tory filled during his absence by Mr.
Dodson. Mr. Blanchard will lead C.
E. meeting tomorrow evening when
an interesting time is expected.
J. Blanchard returned to camp a
few days ago from Loa Angeles, look
ing much better for his Christmas
Mr. and Mrs. R. Hill who have been
at Iron King for about six months,
left lost week to take charge of the
Dewey boarding house where they will
no doubt very successfully cater to
the needs of the traveling publio at
The experiments made dnring the
week with the new Leyner drilling
machine proved very successful. Jo.
Ryan put in a hole in milling ore
twelve feet deep in sight minutes.
The results in sulphide ore have also
been so satisfactory that in all proba
bility more machines ot this kind will
be immediately introduced. -
The diamond drill under the super
vision of Jack Wilson is still doing
"development work on the 300 foot
level, shaft No. 2. The value of the
body of ore -discovered cannot be
known until numerous assays have
Forest Harriman, head carpenter
of the mine, left last week for his
mining claims near Phenix. His part
ner reported an exceptionally rich
strike, and Mr. Harriman bas'.gone t&-
Quite a large number of those at
Iron King who are usually to be found
where "youth and beauty meet Its
chase the glowing hours wlth fljag
feet" attended the New Year's ere-
dance at Dewev. The music was lor-
nishedjby the Iron King orchestra.
We regret very mucn tne aepaixora
from our camp of Mr.and Mrs. Alfred -Pain.
They were always fpleasant
neighbors and exemplary citizens,
taking an active interest in every
thing pertaining to the welfare of the
camp. The good wishes of their many
friends here go with them wherever
they may go.
Mrs. Pnlsifer, president of the C.
E. society, led the '"Optimistic Mis
sionary" meeting last Sunday night
Many interesting facts relative tolifri
progress of missions throughout the
world were reported by the speakers
of the evening.
Miss Elma Pnlsifer after an enjoy
able Christmas holiday returned to
Saint's Rest Hermitage, Monastery
Hill, West Blanchard, wherein dwell-
eth the three monks, G. L. Kennedy,
W. H. Reed and W. J. Shaw, is fast
losing its reputation as a saie ana
quiet retreat to meditate upon life
and its many sorrows. The Iron King
orchestra, Paul McGuire, mandolin,
W. H. ReeU, comet and C. J. Mapes,
guitar, have ot late maoe tne Jttermi-
tago their headquarters, and so mellow
and sweet are the sounds ot music
discoursed by them that like legend
ary Orpheus of old they draw all
things unto them within reach prac
tically all the small boys and some ot
the big ones in the neighborhood.
"Music surely hath charms."
Jim Dinan, au old timer at Iron
King, left this week for the Dividend -
Mr. .Strahan, of Blanchard, was
united in marriage to Miss Sutter of
Jerome, daughter of Charles Sutter,
formerly engineer at the mill.
ICKd Harri3 will leave camp this
week. Ed is a good all round leiiow
and has many friends who much regret
W. J. Shaw, Corre8po
vVomau's Exchange coffee r
in and see.