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lard nothing. Thoy saw the
tier move, and were perfectly
Ithcv were savine sometlilD
refused to pcrfornUiaifnec.
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Spins consumption, and wero afraid
would lose a lung every time they
to speak. In fuel, the silence wag
"shout four-ply, they could all feel and sec
it, but they could not hear. Finally tho
gang, all hoarse, left the place, and when
they had gotten a short distance wcie able
to exchange their cuiscs and growls with
out growing red in the face. Then they
concluded that it was all owing to some
heretofore unknown quality of tho atmos
phere, which made it a- non-conductcr of
sound. Now if this all be true there is a
chance for a m.an, or company, to make a
grand, fabulous fortune, by following the
plan of the philosopher mentioned in Dr.
Johnson's "Rassclas." .
TUIB OLD COON
told the prince that he was about perfecting
a method by which he would be able to ex
tract sunbeams from cucumbers. These
sunbeams he would bottlo and export to
cold climates to be used as desired. They
would sell well In the Arctic regions, and
CTery bachelor would take one to bed with
him during the winter. They would make
life as comfortable as a wide-soled shoe.
Now, If this idea be followed out, "bot
tled silence from tho Yellowstone" will
soon become one of the commodities of
the market. It will be in great demand.
A syringe full of it squirted in the back
yard will make the symphony of the cats
as sweet as a sonata in the minor notes,.
Joyco would keep a hogshead of it on
hand, and when Freeze or ony of the boys
got on a "lark" although he is a heavy
weight to get on a lark and raised their
roice in cadence loud, he could turn a lit
tle required silence on, and they would
have to get aut a search warrant to find
their voices. Tom Young would carry a
small can in his vest packet and when a
fellow "struck him torn piece'' he could hit
him behind the esr with a chunk of it,
and swear he didn't hear him. la fact,
one can hardly compute the advantages
which will accrue from a liberal, but judi
cious, use of homeop ithic doses of "Yel
Mexican Custom Official!!.
Editor of Tombstone Epitaph, Tomb
stone, A. T. Sm: A number of articles
have been published in the Torabs'ono pa
pers relative to the difficulty of Thomas
Ewing with the custom house "guardas"
near Bacuachi, on the night of the 17th
ultimo, in which the blame has been
thrown oa the wrong party. Oa thor
ough investigation we do not And that the
'guardas" were doing any werse than their
proper duly at the time they were fired
upon without piovecatiun, and in return.
iag the Are we da not consider them cul
pable, much, as wo regret the consequent
death of the American, Flanagan. It is
due the custom house officers of the San
Pedro to say that in all our various busl
ness relations with them wo have always
received courteous treatment at their hands.
"We write this that justice may be done
According to the Tribune, from 10,000
to 12,000 toss of salt have been gathered
along the shores of Great Salt lake this
season. There is a largo surplus of com
mon salt left over from last year, and this
caused the gathering of a less amount than
usual. The lake furnishes salt for use in
all the silver mills of Idaho, Moutana and
Utah, and large quantities are shipped to
Colorado and Nevada for the same pur
poss. The supply is unlimited, and the
quality in proportion to care" used in its
manufacture. Where fire evaporation is
used, and the brine is properly handled, it
makes good table salt, but tho great bulk
comes from solar evaporation in sloughs
or basin? along the shores of the lake.
Acting Assistant Surgeon J. J. Carroll,
U- S. army, Is relieved from duty at Fort
Thomas, and w.ll report without delay to
the commanding officer, Fort Grant, for
Major A. K. Arnold, Sixth cavalry, in
charge ot the office af the acting aislstant
inspector general of the department, will
make a thorough inspection of the follow
ing posts and depots, upon the completion
of which duly he will return to his proper
station: Forts Dowie, Grant, Huachuca,
Lowell, McDowell, Mahave, Thomas,
Verde and Yuma, and Sin Dleeo and
"Whipple barracks, and Whipple depot.
The skating rink is now in the full tide
of success. New skates of the most ap
proved pattern havo been received, and an
expert skater is always In attendance to
wait on beginners. From and after this
date ladles will be admitted frce-of charge.
Billy Hutchinson Is expected to arrive
home the latter part of this week. lie will
bring with him a formidable array of va
riety talent, who are said to excel in their
respective specialty i.
A Htory Without a Moral.
The oft-reiterated assertion of a local
contemporary, that " we have come to
Stay," reminds us or a little occurrence
that happened on this frontier not many
years ngn, It was in tho ante-railroad
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limes, wuen a trip acioss ma continent oy
the southern routo was made by stage,
and as a consequence but little travel came
this way. A man who is at present a well-
known resident of Tucson was then pro-
prictor of a station, located between that
place and the New Mexico line. He dis-
nd coffee straight
!fnd such other
to wander into
ined, was not
the fact that scv-
ly fral lawless characters who then infested the
gWmntry had aidivers times consumed his
tubstance antTwefused to render a quid pro
uo, had canse'd him to regard with dis-
ust any-etmtrgenvhoso appearance was
the least suspicious. The frontier boni-
cc was oao day sunning himself in front
of his adobe, ruminating on the vicissi
tudes of life on tho border, when he espied
in the distance a horseman leisurely ap
preaching. Tho rider, who proved to bo
a Barrio Libre Mexican from the old
pueblo, was meunted on a sorry-looking
steed, and his general appearance betok
cned'the uttermost degree of insolvency.
Ashe drew up in front of the station, he
courteouslysaid, "Comocsta listed?" (Haw
do you do?) The landlord who did not
"sabe" a word of Spanish, failed to "catch
an" to the meaning, and as he hastily took
in theuntlirifty appearance of the stranger,
replied, "You've come to stay, you sen a
b , have you? Well, then, you'd better
commence putting up for 'your board right
This story has no moral, but it has a
good deal of application
The indigent sick costs Yavapai county
$3,720 per annum.
Fifty miners" find employment in the
mines in Cave Creek district.
Yavapai farmers expect to receive four
cents a pound for all the corn raised.
Deputy U. S. Surveyor Powers is stop,
ping in Tucson, the guest of the surveyor,
General Crook has arrived in Prescott.
He reports about 1,300 Indians on the San
The last unpaid assessment on the Pinal
Con. M. & M. Co.'s stack, levied Septem
bcr 28, is delinquent.
The Peck mine will soon put an an ad
ditional force of men, and work will be
There arc about fifty men at work on the
Globe and Casa Grande road, and the work
will soon be completed.
Julius Crcavan shot and killed a man by
the name of Rose, at Hastings, Friday
evening. A woman was the cause.
Quite a numper of fast horses are on
hand iu Prescott for the races, which com
mence to-day. Colorado and New Mexica
are well represented.
A petition asking for the pardon of
Richard Thompson, now serving sentence
at Yuma, has been circulated at Phenix
ind has received many signatures.
J. F. Knapp, legislator-elect fiom Pima
county, has called upon the members of
the barol that county for their views upon
the establishment oi county courts, a mat
ter which he intends to bring up at the
next tt rm of the legislature.
NEW MEXICO ITEMS.
There are thiity saloons in Kingston
Manzanarc will contest the teat
Anew strike ha3 been made in the San
Phosphate oflead has been discovered
in the Caballo mountains.
A fire the other day neaily destroyed
fie town of Raton.
A copper smelter will soon be on the
ground in the Hanover district.
The Prairrie Cattle company pays taxes
on $500,000 of stock in Colfax county.
Mackay, of California, has bought a
large track of land below Mesilla for a
A band of rustlers in the southern part
of the Territory have assumed the name of
Charlie Marsh, of Santa Fe, the biid
fiend of the Southwest, has in his collec
tion 123 different species of the feathered
The L'ttle Brindle mine near Raton, at a
depth of seventeen feet, is producing good
ore, and will commence shipping the same
A large body of ore has just been struck,
at a distance of 150 feet from the moutn of
the tunnel, in the Sunset mine, at Clifton-
The ore is of a fine quality.
The Socorro Miner, one of the best
papers of the Territory, found it too heavy
to pay f 50 a week far telegraphic dis
patches, and will hereafter be issued us an
A blacksmith named Meade, formerly in
the employ of Sandy Boh, was found dead
in a coach in tho rear of the stables on
Third street last evening about 5 o'clock.
The deceased had been drinking very
heavily for the past few weeks, and was
discharged by Sandy Bob on Saturday
last. Tuesday evening he drank more
than his usual wont, and did not leturn to
tho stable until late the next morning,
when he was let in by the watchman. He
crawled inte the coach, and that was the
last seen of him alive, his body being
found as above siated. The coroner was
notified, and the bady was removed to the
morgue. An inquest will probably be
TOMBSTONE, COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA, DEOEflL.'E't 9, 1882.
Testimony Taken Before tho Coro
ner's Inquest on the Ilody or Wil
In accoidanco with tho request of several
citizens of Chaileston, a communication
fiom whom was leceived Salurdoy even
ing, and an accouut of which was given in
Sunday's EriTAPir, Coroner Matthews went
to that place Monday and held an Inquest
on the body of William Somers, whose
my&tenous death on Tuesday evening last
was the subject of much comment. It was
reported at that timo that deatli resulted
from a fiacturc oi the cerebral column, but
as will be seen by the verdict given below,
death resulted from an entirely diffeient
cause. Tho coroner impaneled a jury con
sisting of Walter Pcnsut', M. McDowell, C.
L. Guimond, N- L. Bailey, C. B. Turbell
and R. Hausncr, when the following testi
mony was taken :
Dr. G. C. Wills, being duly sworn, said
he examined the body of William Somers
and found the cause of his death to be in
ternal hemorrhage, caused by an extensive
rupture of the right lobe of the liver; also,
that tho eighth rib of the right side was
fractured. The injuiies may have been
caused by a fall or blow upon the side, or
might have resulted from a man falling
from a hight of some feet. The man
might have received the injury at a small
distance fiom where the body was found.
Jeremiah Barton being duly sworn, tes
tified as follows: I know, cr did know,
William Somers. Saw him last about half,
past If o'clock, about ten yrds from my
house. He hallooed at me and asked when
the train ws coming. I recognized him
and told him to come around the pond
that was between us, and go home. I
brought him aiound the pond and started
on the trail towards the bridge. After I
had get him stiaightcned on the trail I
went home a very short distance from
where I left him. I next saw him where
his body lay, when the inquest held by
Justice Brown was being held. Where 1
last saw him alive was on the east side of
the San Pedro river, opposite Charleston.
When I last saw him alive he was going
down tho trail leading from my bouse
down towards the bridge. I judged from
his condition that he had been drinking
and was what is called full. lie had been
in my saloon during the evening and
spent two or three dollars. Did not know,
of my own knowledge, that he had been
paid off at the time he was there. Mur
ray, Rayc and several others were in the
saloon. I watched him going down the
trail until he got down off the bank nex
to the river, then I went home. This trail
is on this side of the place where he was
found in the dry-wash that comes in just
above the bridge.
James Murray testified that he had met
Somers in Barton's saloon, and that they
had several drinks together. After leaving
the saloon went to a corral and slept theie
that nightwith Jack Ray. Next morning
wo got up, and as we were about half way
to the bridge and the first house on the
right of the bridge a lady hailed us, and
said there whs a man dying in the gulch,
under a steep bank, and asked us to go nnd
ell somebody. I went dewn to within
four or five feet ot him, and thought he
was dead, and that he was a man called
Stifle Bill. I then came up and told Mr.
Starrh. Mr. Starrh told Justice Brown,
who soon after came and took the body
away. I left Barton's saloon before Som
cis; ho was there when I left. Riley came
into the corral about sun-up. Ho had a
bottle of whisky and invited us to drink.
It was after daylight when he came. I do
not know the name of tho person who was
with me when the lady told us of the man
lying in the gulch. Did not see Somers
spend any money that night. When I left
the saloon I went straight to the corral and
went to bed. I was pretty full myself.
S. W. Starrh, being duly sworn, testified
as follows: 1 was told of tho body being
found by a person of the name of Murray.
I went down to where the body lay and
watched it until the arrival of Justice
Brown, who searched the pockets and
fouud two knives, a piece of tobacco, a
small piece of buckskin and four ten cent
pieces. The man was lying lengthwise of
the wasli under a steep bank, with his
hands toward the river and on his face.
After Brown examined him, I got upon
the bank with Phin Clanton, N. Price and
Geo. Williams. We found Hacks leading
up to the edge of the bank, the last being
one or two feet from the edge. There were
also tracks leading away from tho edgo of
the bank. These tracks were of different
sizes. I remarked at the time I saw these
tracks that it looked as if something
was wrong. We followed the tracks back
from the bank about fifteen yards when a
third track came in. The tracks followed
up a little swale about seventy-five yards
from where the man lay, when we lost
them. "Where the body lay in the wash
there were two tracks that crossed a cave
of the bank, that went up to within a few
feet of the body. One of these could be
traced away ; the other could not. I was
told that Somers had been settled with, and
that Mr. Eccleston had paid him 125 in
cuirency. Somers came back from Tomb
stone on the afternoon of the
3d imtant,intcnding to leave the
next day. Jieasurcu mo tracKs
but have not compared them with any
boots or shoes. They were of different
sizes. Saw Muiray that morning before
At the conclusion of the testimony the
juiy deliberated a few minutes, then Jren
dered a verdict that death resulted from a
rupture of the right lobe of the liver, caus
ing internal hemorrhage; and also that
the eighth rib of the right side was frac
tured, said injuries being inflicted with
criminal intent by some person unknown.
From the testimony given above, it will
be seen that the citizens whoso name3
were signed to tho communication re
ceived by the coroner! hail good grounds
for tho verd'et that death wai caused by
foul mens, but unforluuiitjly for the
caue of justice the criminal si skillfully
covered up his tiacks that no clew could
be found as to the psrpctrator, and the
chances are that it will always lemain a
mystciy and add one more to the already
long list of nnfatliomed murders in Co.
BEN IF J CENT BAZAAR.
Church Charity J-itWirq thp Contri
butions) of tho Chosen us C.evcrly
an those of the IVicked.
The bazaar inauguiated :.t Schiefleliu
hill last evening, for the benefit of the
Episcopal chinch, was certainly one of the
most successful, socially and financially,
ever given iu Tombitone. and for elegance
of appointment and refined taste would
compare most favorably with similar
scene in California or the eastern states
The booths were clcveily arranged on
either side of the hull with decorations
emblematic of the nationality which they
repicscnted. The attendants of these pret
ty payynur-money- before-you -look -in-placca
were attired in the national cos
tumes, and the mingling of the many
bright colors, of sparkling eyes and rosy
cheek", formed a most chauning and de
lightful picture. The Turkish booth
looked cosy and was presided over by
Mcsdames Lytlleton Price, Eirle aid
Fitzhenry. They served pure Moclu and
Java and were liberally patronized.
The English bjotii was under the excel
lent management of Mrs. Tregidgo, Miss
Herring and Mr. Gladwin.
The French booth was attractive by the
presence of Mcsdames B. Brown and Cook.
The Iceland booth looked as cold as a
bocicty smile. Ed Suman, fearfully and,
wondcifuliy made up, was the picsiding
god. Mrs. Stewart would have looked
like an iceberg, were it not for her warm
s .lcs and cheery voice. . She was ably
assisted by Mrs. Woodman, Miss Esteeand
The Switzerland booth was conducted
by Mrs. Colp, Mrs. Hammill, Miss Georgie
Russeil and Charles Humphries.
The Japanese booth, one of the most
charming of the bazaar, was managed by
Mrs. Ed Dean, Miss Minnie Wallace, and
At the German booth ware fouud Mrs.
Wehrfntz, Miss Mamie Herring, Miss
Locker, Miss Bertha Hening and Mr. E.
At the American booth were Mrs. AVaitct
Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Ben and Briggs
The Christmas gift booth was represented
by Miss Slollie Col'iy, Mifs Belle Meyer
and Morris E. Clark. The Egyptian en
campment, situated on tho stage, was the
bcenc of much attraction ; the sybil of the
occasion being Mrs. McCoy; attendant
grace, Misses Thomas, Anderson, Fonck
and Whitcomb, while Fiank Earle looked
n melancholy as ;i lonesome crane.
The art gallery, under the supervision of
that connoisseur of painting, contains many
fans and an occasional sausage. It drew
well. Major Earle was treasurer and never
multiplied in making change, but was
lightning at subti action and division. In
eveiy respect the affair was most ably con
ducted, and reflects gieat ciedit upon the
ladies and gentlemen in whose hands the
arrangement of the details were entrusted.
The bazaar will continue this evening
and, possibly, to morrow, concluding with
Theic arc fifteen prisoners confined in
the Pima county jail, and sixteen in the
city jail of Tucson.
Clms. II. Tully is a candidate for the
office of city assessor and collector of
Tucson, at the coming election.
Thomas II. Caswell, grand lecturer,
A. F. & A. M., has been in Tucson the
past week, instructing the Tucson lodge iu
the mystic liles of Masony.
Gov. Powers and Major McLoughlin,
U. S. Deputy Suiveyors, have gone to
Phenix, whence they proceed to the Gila
to m ke a government survey.
The four smugglers now under arrest for
resisting Deputy Collector Shepard at
Calabnsas, had their examination conclu
ded Tuesday and the case was liken under
advisement by U. S. Commissioner Gregg.
D. M.Rioidan, formerly of this place,
has been appointed agent of the Navajo
Indians. Mr. Riordan was in the city
Monday nnd left Tuesdev evening for
Prescott, from where he will go diiect to
the station of his duties.
Graham County Times.
There is said to be a secret organization
in Graham county whose special object is
to clean out all the Chinese employed by
the Arizona Mining company, and other
corporations doing business vithin the
boundaries of that county. Tlat there is
some foundation for thebalief v evidenced
by the foul murder of two Chircse passen
gers on the soutli bound stage fiom Clifton
on the night of the 3d instant. When the
ttage had reached a point abou, two miles
noith of York's ranch, two Mexicans,
heavily armed, stepped out fron behind a
pile of rocks and ordered the driver to
halt. They t.ien compelled thel driver to
deliver up his arms and ordcredthe China
men to get out of the coach, and after rob
bing them of what valuables they had,
calmly proceeded to butcher th;m. After
examining the mail sacks aid finding
them light, they returned thmi to the
driver with Ihe injunction to lo.e no time
in gating away from the place. Thedriver
responded with alacrity, leavingthe bodies
of the murdered Chinamen, and at a late
hour, the next morning, the belies were
still laying wheie the assassins eft them.
Two brawny-fisted and powcrfil miners,
names unknown, engiged la a lerce dis
cussion yest:rdy morning on Alen street,
above Eighth.which jnded in 014 sending
the othar headlony to the grouid with a
Wow orer the rinl.t optic.
SON .tA AFFAIRS.
The l'ulitical lea Still Threatening
Preparing i an KIcctlon Ktc.
Special C6rrespiiu"DCt of the Epitaph.
Guaymas, November 30. We thought
with the leaving ef the incapable gov
ernor, Don Carlo3 Oitfz, wc would soon
enter a new period of oider and tran
quillity,but we have made a pi'jful mistauc.
The disorder in the administiation, pro
duced by the discord among the men who
have chaige of the situation, is every day
greater nnd intranquillity and disconeert
are growing ranker.
The political circle triumphant over
Ortiz is divided into three factions, and
each and everyone arc already preparing
the field for the biennial election. These
who aie the most influential and actually
stand higher in the favor of General Reyes,
have for a candidate, Sr. Don Lauro Mor
ales; the other Don Joss Ma. Maytorcna;
and the third Don Luis Torres, an cx
governor; and still another faction that
believe in General Reyes. Reyes is a good
soldier and a gentleman, but is not capa
ble of administering to the wants of this
state. These other gentlemen above named
might do well in official position, but the
chances arc only favorable to the one who
controls the heaviest military power.
At the present time and under the
present condition of inquietude reigning
tuioughout the state, we do not think it
advisable for capitalists to invest here, hs
the cliances arc favorable for another re
volt at a near future day.
In behalf of the people we will say that
during all the late trouble the property of
foieigners has not been molested and they
have received com leous treatment at the
hands of the natives.
General Carbo is expected daily. He
has a commission fiom the general gov
ernment to arrange all the difficulties as
far as practicable iu the state, and we trust
that he will give general satisraction, as
this state of uncertainty is unbearable.
A Danelns Master Captured.
Many of the readers of the EriTArn will
remember reading an account, published
last August, wherein Charles Hoist made
W. H. Ramsey and Joseph McKenny dance
hornpipes and polkas and waltzes at the
point of his pistol, at Ramsey's saloon, in
Ramsey's Canyon, Huachuca mountains.
Hoist was arrested by Deputy Sheriff A.
L. McLane, Jr., at the time, and turned
over to W. J. Mason for safekeeping, until
the officer could get his dinner and make
the necessary preparations for a trip to
this place wilh his prisoner. While ab
sent, Hoist, in some manner, obtained
possession of a Winchester, and upon his
return, was told to lose no time in mount
ing his harse and getting away. As the
gun was cocked and in dangerous proxlm-'
ity to his head, he did as commanded and
Hoist took liia departure in an opposite
direction. Since then McLane has been
on the lookout for his man, but has been
unsuccessful in finding him until last
evening, when he saw him in the Crystal
Palace saloon. As Hoist had deel wed that
he would never be arrested alive, McLane
changed his hat and coat, to prevent lec
ognition, and following Hoist up arrested
him, at the point of a pistol, and lodged
him in the county jail.
Fire at the Ituss Houso.
Yesterday morning about 1 o'clock, as
Officers Solan, Kenncy and Holmes were
standing on the corner of Fifth and Allen
streets, their attention was attracted by a
bright glare which lit up Toughuut street
as bright as day. They immediately run
to tho place and discovered an ash baircl,
belonging tot'ie Russ Housaand placed in
close proximity to tha rear end of that
bnilding, enveloped in flames. To kick
the barrel out into the midlle of the street
and scatter the burning embers was but
the work of a ininut?, and the flames were
easily extinguished. Upon investigating
the cause of Vie fire it was found that live
ashes had bscn placed in the barrel, which
being filled with old papers and refuse,
soon burst into flames. To the vigilance
of the police during the past few days the
citizens are much indebted, as they h-ive
been instrnmental in putting out several
fires which, had they not been discovered
in time, would have entailed a sci!oii3 loss
Street Fighters Arrested.
Tuesday evening about nine o'clcck
John Harris and James Carruthers en
gaged in an altercation in Billy Smith's
saloon, on Allen street below Third, and
not being able to arrive at an understand
ing through argument, adjourned to the
street where they proposed to have it out
in true ring style. Several blows were ex
changed when Chief Neagle and Officer
Solon appeared on the scene and lugged
the combatants off to jail, whcie they were
booked on a charge of fighting. Each
gave bail in the sum of $20 for their ap.
pearance before Judge Wallace. Upon
appearing in court yesterday morning.bolh
plead guilty and each were fined $7.50 and
Iteduced Fnasenser lutes.
The Atchison, Topeka and Santt Fe
company havo .recently made a material
reduction in passenger fares from Deming
ta eastern points. Following is the latest
rate from Tucson or Bemon to eastern
lit. Sd. 3d
Kansas Cltj via A. V. & 8. F. $62 75 $H 5 $500O
St. bonis, any roue cv vd si vu
Little Hock iliT.r 635 6180
Dallii 4995 ....
Tcxarkan 55 60 ....
Chlcaeo Tia Kansas City 7540 6990
Cklcaco via St. Louts 75 75 69 90
New Orlean via Cairo 83 3 ....
New Orleans via Mobile 9 SO ....
New York ( Emigrant i 97 75 fc315
Boston.... tickets not for ) 99 65 84 15
Washington ( saloatprescit ) 9)75 74 40
SI Taso reduced to S9 05
The first of January will soon be heie,
and negligent mlneri are again reminded
that they must do the wark required by the
laws of thi United Stat:s on or before that
dite, or thiywill Le liable to lose thiir
claims. Plenty of time and warning has
been given, nnd claim-owner? will have ao
one but themselves to blame if thay forfeit
their rights by not attending to their prop,
erty in time.
If certain claims are of any vu'.ue they
will not be abandoned by the locators, and
it will probably happen that some of the
"jumpers" will get fooled in some cases,
supposing that work Is not done because it
has been neglected nntil late. Asa general
thing, however, none but claims of some
value will be liable to be jumped, and
many of these have no doubt been "spat
ted" by this time by parties on the lookout
for just such chances. Agood many will,
of course put off doing the necessary woik
until the last minute, intending to com
mence on the first day of January. Those
who are left out in the cold by procrasti
nating can blame only themselves.
The fish market.aud poultry yard, on the
corner of Fifth and Allen, is actually a
Robertson's holiday display of chromos,
book's, etc., at the post office, is ouc of the
attractions of Fifth street.
Wells, Fargo & Co. shipped yesterday,
for the Tombstone 31. & M. Co., Ihrcc bars
of bullion valued at $5,171.
The fire department will parade oa New
Years day, and the festivities will wind up
with a grand ball in the evening.
Street cars have at lest been introduced
in the City of Mexico, but as they are drawn
by burros there isn't much time saved.
Onl Paddy dear, and haye you heard
The news that's going; round,
They will not 'Jow an Independent
The slghtjof democratic gromd.
The man who fished around for five
hours last week to find his old last year
rubber shoes, can now use them on his.
Deputy Sheriff W. 31. Brcakcnr'dge wa
taken suddenly i'l with the chills last
Tuesday afternoon, and has been confined
to his room ever since.
J. C. Tappenier, an old resident of this
place, came in from Bisbec yesterday,
where he has been for some time past de
veloping the Hendricks mine.
The Little Devil is shipping ore for re
duction to the Head Center mill. About
800 tons of first-class millTng oie is on the
dump, and a good result is expected.
Several suspicious characters, who have
gained a precarious living aroand the dif
ferent gambling houses for some time
past, ware orucreu ohi ei town ounuay. ia
The Bird Cage, notwithstanding the dc
paiturc of several leading performers, still
holds its own. What is lacked in quanity
is made up in quality, and the house is
still ciowded nightly by lovers of genuine
A grading outfit, consisting of fourteen
four-mule teams, which has recently been
employed in grading on the Sonora road,
passed throi-gh town Sunday en route to
Chihuahua, where it goes to do similar
In our report of the races on Thanksgiv
ing day, we gave Jack Doling the credit
for offering a purse of $109 on that occa
sion. This was an error, the purse having
been put up by the owners of the com
John Doe and Ed waul Scott, two quar
relsome and noisy drunks, were arrested
Sunday by Officer Poynton and booked on
charges of drunk and disorderly conduct.
On appearing before Judge Wallace yes
terday they were each fined $7.50 and
An attempt was inado to bnin the
Palace lodging house, on Fifth stieet,
Sunday morning. The fire was extin
guished before much d.image was done.
This is the third attempt to burn the town
iiijthe past few days, and citizens cannot
be too watchful about their piemues.
The Boomerang, Bill Nye editor, came
to hand yesterday, and contained, in Nye's
inimitable style, a description of tiro sin
gular acoustic properties of a Yellowstone
canyon, mentioned in the Ei'iTArir: yester
day. The great difference in the two arti
cles is, Nye's is very witty, but then, great
The fire reported to have occurred at the
Palace lodging house Monday morning,
and so given in yesterday's Ei'iTArn, really
occurred in the back yard of 3IcCIr)land's
saloon. This correction is made for the
benefit of JIrs Young, who, iu view of the
recent incendiary attempts in this city,
naturally felt indignant over having her
house erroneously named as the place
where the fire started.
The Bazaar, given for the benefit of the
Episcopal church, closed last night. The
receipt! for the two nights will amount to
between $730 and ?800. It was a most
enjoyable affair throughout, and that it
has provin successful is owine to the
untiring efforts of the ladies and gentlp
men who so ably managed it fiom its
inception to the closing scene.
The bon-bon party, given at Tuiuvcrein
hall last evening by the members of the
Hebrew association and their invited
guests, was ene of the most social and
pleasant ever given in this place. The
lon-bonswere unique and the sonrce of
much merriment. This inauguration of
a series of parties, promised during the
winter, was certainly most auspicious.
Paul 31oroney, thin whom no jollier or
nobler man lives, arrived yesterday, and
has since been entertained by his frieuds,
who are as numerous as those who have
been fortunate enough to make his ac
quaintance. In other wdrds, all who know
him are his friends. Wo are informed
that he has purchased a heavy interest
with Captain Jeffords, of the sutler's store
at Camp Huachuca. It is further rumored
that he will, early in the spring, commence
the erection of a fine hotel at that place.
This will be good news for many of our
citizens, who pass much of their summer
at tills pleasant retreat.
FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR
THE TRANSIT OP VENUS.
Tho Langtry of the Heavenly Consul
latlons I'uyij Old Soi;a Visit.
Yesterday was an eventful day with the
astronomical and scientific men of the
civilized world a regular sky-scraper, as
it were. The sublimest problem known to
sience was attempted, and it is sincerelyto
be hoped, proved successful in all its com
plicated details, as astronomers inform us
that another transit will not occur until
2005, and as very few of the inhabitants of
this mundane sphere expect to be here at
that date, it would be hard to compute the
numbcrof noses pressed and soiled against
blackened glass. In the main they were
disappe'nted, , after watching the burn- ,
ing disc for several minutes, or until the
optical focus was gained, thev were rc-
warueu uy seeing nothing but a imall.
Diack spot, about the size af a pea, moving
slowly across the lower portion of the sur
it required about six hours for the comr
lion of the transit, but during that
the movement aftorded astronomers;
portunity to determine with an
never before attained the disL
the earth and the sun, whig
in making observations '
1874, but the lesult has on
gap of doubt as to the distt
earth and sun from 3,000,000
500,000. 3Iany nations have mad?
ous contributions tosend out the more thai
which took observatiens of the transit, and
the expenditure of tin United States for
the purpose is $75,000. The aggregate -expenditure
must be several times as large
as that of 1874, and it has all been under
taken with the knowledge that unfavorable
weather might prevent the success of the .
observations. In fact, Professor Braokj,
of the Red House observatoty, N. Y.,
asked ihat prayers be said in all" the
churches for clear weather. The three
methods of observation arc, by noting tho
"contacts" that is, the moments when the
planet juit touches the edge of the sun;
meaiuriug the distance of the planet from
the edge of the sun, and taking as many
photographs of the planet as possible dur
ing the whole transit. It is hoped that
fair weather will permit successful obser
vations at many of the stations between
Florida and Patagonia, but although the
sky should be clear over the whole west
erp continent, sereial years would be re
quired for the astronomers to make their
computations as to just where between 92,
000,000 and 93,500,000 miles the exact is
tance of the earth from the sn is to be
reckoned. Exactly haw thii.if ascertained,
will affect the price of beef, or the quality
of Gunymas oysers, remains an unknown
quantity. But so long as science demands
a sacrifice, we are determined that Arizona
shall not get left, with the thermometer
above the sixties. So farewell, transit, for
one hundred and twenty-three years. We
don't expect to be on the hurricane deck of
this revolving sphere when the event next
occurs. It is likely we will have a con
tract of dumping cloudi aut f the celes
tial streets eie tln.t time.
Don't graft bunions in your corns. Th
combination is apt to prove a failure dt
ing the frosty term.
Don't drink whisky, if it doesn't agrd
with you. Trv brandy.
Don't erowl because vou didn't 1
anything at the fair. The fair are alwaj
Don't go home at night drunk. Wa
till morninz and swear vou set un will!
sick friend, for the c.i.tnccs are you dl
if you mixed diinks.
Don't fail to take the Epitaph. It will
come in as handy as a coffin.
Don't go around "bluffing" for a fight.
The other fellow might "see"you and pos
sibly "raise" yon.
Don't gei to be sucli a nuisance that the
health officer w ill have to remove you be
yond the city limits.
Don't, don't, oh, don't make any mis
takes. lectins of the Hooks.
The meeling was called to order at 7:30
p. m., President Hudson in the chair.
The lesignation of W. II. Slater, as
stcwaid, was received and, on motion, ac
cepted. On motion of J. O. Dunbar, Pat Holland
was appointed to fill the vacancy.
On motion of J. 11. Campbell, the secrc
tary was instructed to send a communica
tion to the engine company, requesting it
to appoint a committee of three to act in
conjunction with alike committee from
the hooks, to act as a committee of arrange
ments for the annual parade and ball of
the fire department on January 1.
On motion, Judge Her, ing was elected
an honorary member.
There being no further business the
A Midnight Horap.
Dau Gillespie, while in Walker's saloon,
about 12 o'clock last night, became pos
icssed of a desire to destroy all the glass
ware in the house1. He had broken scr
eral glasses when Officer Solan appeared
and attempted to arrest him. He resiste'd,
but after a severe touch and tumble fight,
Solan managed to get him to the city
prison, where he was booked on a charge
of being drunk and disorderly. He will
appear before Judge Wallace at 10 o'clock
The Hebrew Benevolent Association will
give a social at Turnvcrein hall this eve
ning. An enjoyable time is assured, as
nothing has been left undone to make it a
John O. Dut'bar, proprietor and editor
ot the Republican, and county treasurer,
returned Sundiy from a trip to Tucson.
He left yesterday for his ranch at Tres