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WEEKLY EPITAPH.
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STONK, ARIZONA, DECEMBER 16. USi
I-OUAL NOTES.
Judue Ilaynes came up from Tucson
yesterday.
Kdward Field, Duke of the Gilded Age,
is at the National hotel, Washington.
Builulo Hill is Mild to he worth $250,000.
Now that's bill we should like toll we
presented to us.
So nc nto to have m eouit imtil'next
mouth. Well, the b.ys will try and keep
tho ayerasc ur
The terminus of the Mexican Central
railroad is now at Li Uas, winch is SCO
miles fiom ihu City of Mexico.
Connection through to Now Orleans will
be mude about the ISth of January. Tho
construction of bridges is holding thera
back.
Stock of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fo railroad company has recently been
placed upon the market in Boston in large
quantities.
It is said that .Editor Dunbar forwarded
a pair of worsted buggy robes to Editor
Brown to keep his cars warm during his
slay at Prescott.
Travel te quite brisk at present. Many
strangers are coming in, and quite a num
ber of our residents aregoineto California
for the holidays.
It U still pretty fine weather for walking,
but come to think of it there are a lot of
worthless bummers who wouldn't walk a
block except for a drink.
The Atlantic & Pacific front is now
fllty-llve miles beyond Williams and
track.laying is progressing at the rate of
nearly two rallc3 per da).
Judge Hoses left yesterday for the flua
chuc.i mountains, where he proposes to de
velop Ihu Uullwhackcr, one of the most
promising claims in that vicinity.
The contract has been let to haul the
Trench hoisting works to the Iugcrsoll
mine, and Jimmy Carr, the boss freighter,
will commence hauling next week.
We are infdrmed that the McKenzie
ranch on the San Pedro, near Benson, has
been sold to Mr. Chisolm for 1,500. It
strikes us as being a good bargain.
We have heard of no answer to the chal
lenge of the Tombstone Qun club yet, to
match six of its members against any six
men in the territ ry to shoot with pistol,
ritle and shotgun.
A rolling-pin is a nice thing to have in
the family. It is convenient for tho wife
to use on certain occasions, but it's the
blamedest thing in the woild to leave on
the stairs.
We think tho song," hen tho dew drops
fall," one of the most silly things wc ever
heard. Who ever saw dew drops fall ? But
when the "due bills fall" it is quito a dif
ferent tiling.
Leave of absence, for one mouth, has
been granted Second Lieutenant R. F.
Ames, Eighth infantry, with permission to
apply to the proper authority for nn ex.
tension of five months.
The beet-crop is said to be lur ;o in Cal
lfornla, but Tombstone can furniih a big
ger beat, for his size, than any 'other town
on the continent; and he Is a classic beat,
at that, of the Lntin'varicty.
Frank B. Austin announces himself in
this issue as a candidate for councilman
from the Sccend ward. Mr. Austin is well
and favorably known In this community
as a sagacious business man.
mas u-y.
The Star of tho 14th says.
An impoitant transaction was re
corded yesterday, which is the
transfer of the Crystal mine, near
Total Wicck, for $10,000, the purchasing
parlies being the Mount Davidson Mining
Company.
The Atlantic and Pacific road Is now
laying track at the rate of two miles per
day, so that the Colorado river will be
reached by April. The Southern Pacific
Railroad will reached tho river In Jan
nuary, and consequently the route will be
opened fir business in about four months.
It is said the Mexics railroad company
are laying nearly or quite one mile of rails
per Uay. Now if a man could only get a
cross between them and a shanghai hen,
eggs would not be worth sixty cents per
dozen, would they?
The case of Bauer vs. Storms and Soblcr
still occupies the attention of Judge Wal
lace. Yesterday two witnesses were exam
ined for the defense. All the testimony
will probably be in to-day and tho case
taken under advisement.
The skating rink will be open this after
noon from 2 to 4 o'clock for the accommo
dation of school children. Skating is a
most healthful pastime, and an opportuni
ty, such as will be presented to day, should
ot bo unheeded by parents who have the
welfare of their children at heart.
The Prescott Courier says: Beef cattle
are not now as eagerly sought after astlicy
were a month or two ago, owing to the fact
we believe, that farmers have been forced
to sell some of their stock to accoruaiodutc
the tax gatherers. Stock cattle are, if
anything, a little higher. They are always
marketable at from $20 to $30 per head,
and higher.
Tho Boston Post says the "Langtry
scandal" seems to sum up about to this:
A young New Yorker has followed the
customs of his home, made an ass of him.
self and come to Boston, where he was
certainly not wanted. There is no evi
dence that tho lady was to blame for the
young man's exhibition of- his lack of
common sense.
Sol. Israel's stock of holiday goods is
one of tho leading attractions of the town.
His store Is crowded dally with an admlr.
Ing throng, and few leave without taking
MINING MATTERS.
Progiess nud Developments in
Tombstone's Leading
Industry.
Glowing Prospects Which Prom
ise a Glorious Future.
A blind man led around among
the mines of this district could hear and
be convinced of what he canuot see. lie
could hear the miners and working men
talk, nud gather lrom their conversation
that they had uuboundud faith in the
mines, and that courage, which, when
piopeily directed, conquois all obstacles.
To-day the mines are fully ono hundred
per cent better than they wero threo months
ago Siuce that tune tho work of develop,
ment has uncovered largo ore bodies where
none wero supposed to exist, aud their
wealth is a mortgage upon tho future. A
mere glance at the following will be suf
ficient to convince the most skeptical of
the richness of our mines. From tho date
of the first milling operation in this dis
trict to the 1st of January of the present
yearthe yield ot thp leading mines were
nsioliows:
BULLION OL'Tl'L'T.
Contention 3,70J 141 89
Tombetoue M. Jt M. Co :.T0l.!MO 3J
uranu jemrui i,Uju,s,o au
VUlna 62(j,7i0 VS
Total $7,359,917 0J
DIY1DINUD.
Contention 1,175,000
Tombatono.il. &AI. Co l,10J,0OU CO
Ur-nd Central fOO.UOO 00
Vizina OO.OOo Oq
Total $J,133,000 00
Since that d ite, to July 1st, six months,
the dividends wero as follows:
Contention $373,000 GO
oraud Central J o,,oo UO
Tombstone ji .,uiO uO
Vlzlua 4j,uoO Go
To.ul $663,100 00
The that of next mouth will show an
output lor 1883 of about $3,000,000 more
making a grand total of some $12,715,152'
and $4,075,000 in dividends, about 35 per,
cent of the output being in divideuus. It
will be a elilllcult matter to find a much
better showing or one more satisfactory to
the prospector and capitalist. And yet we
assert the great boom ot iho camp ts to
come. It is the only camp on the coast
that approximates in richness aud extent
to the old Comstock, and the future will
placo tho fading laurels of one on the
rising head of the other.
CONTENTION' COX.
We doubt whether there has ever been a
lime in the history of tue mine when it
looked better or gave greater assurance for
the future than at present. Tho stopes at
the south end are developing into some
thing remarkable. The ore is high grade,
and a careful eBtlmato places the quantity
in sight sufficient to keep the mill running
for a year without drawing from any of
tho other stopes. An upraise was started
yesterday ou this ore body from tho 2U0
level, which will be continued to the sur
face. Astope was hlso started from the
600 level following the ledge up to tue 500.
On this level a urift Is being run east to
ciosscut aud strike the east Jedgo under
the old hoisting works. The connecting
drift with tho Gr.nd Central has been
finished. The stopes in oilier portions of
the mine are looking and yielding well,
especially those on the 400, which appear
to bo opening out wider. About 00 tonsof
ore is daily shipped t the mill, which
quantity could bevery largely Increased if
necessary. Dumps full and machinery at
mine and mill ia good condition.
OHAND CENTRAL.
This mine is also a marvel of produc
tiveness. Aud while tho croakers have
had it exhausted for the last six months, it
has more ore in sight to-day man it has
B"" "WW?? inwnBjji nre tunc oi our.
visit, there was" 7 lect oi high grade ore iu
tho lace of the drill. The dull south on
the ledge from the 000 level is very promis
ing. Thcjore bdy referred to on the 200
will be tapped by a ciosscut from the 100
loot level, with some 100 feet yet to reach
it. Also from the 400, which will requite
about 290 feet of dtiltiug. Connection
has been completed with tlis Flora Moiri.
son preparatory to placing pumps in tne
shaft ot the latter. Ship from 80 to fX) tons
of ore daily. Machinery at mill and mine
in goou running order.
EMPIRE.
Tho mine is looking well for the amount
of work being performed. Ciosscutts aie
being run on the 300 and 400 levels, both
being in about the same distance, sonic 50
feet. The drift running west on the 200
level Is in some 50 lect. It will be re
marked by those visiting the mine that the
general lormatlon on the 400 level verv
closely resembles that of the Tombstone
mine, the shale holding considerable pyri
ties of iron. The face of the 200 level
shows some water, but not iu sufficient
quantities, to interfere with opeiations.
What ftfows s run into the old winze from
the 4r-o0 levl, where water was first struck
inULe rain. No ore is being extracted
except th cciuiuiatcd in the develop,
ment work.
TOMBSTONE M. & M. CO.
Tne different mines of this corporation
are looking well and yielding the usual
amount of ore. At the Goodenough and
Combination there is not much to report.
One load of ore is daily shipped from the
former, coming from crosscut from the
mnin incline near tho 1)0 foot level. The
chloriding in the latter Is rewarded by oc.
casional rich bodies of ore. The West
Side Is now the llowcr of the fleck, the
vein having all the characteristics of a
true fissure, and yielding large quantities
of good milling ore. The East Side is
also showing up well. The Lucky Cuss
Is being worked In some six different
places and is making a much better show
Ing than was deemed possible six months
ago.
HEAD CENTEtt.
The bullion output foi the month has
been seven bars, valued at $15,24087, with
a small force at work. Considerable high
grade oro is being obtained by assorting
the old dumps. It is thought that the
mine will close uown in about ten days
until tho details of consolidation with the
Tranquillity are perfected, when active
operations will be resumed. The following
arc the directors of the new incorporation:
F. A. Benjamin, T. E. Jewell, A. W. Fos
ter. William, Kohl, P.W. Lilienthal, J. M.
Mitchell and J. W. Pen. Capital stock,
$2,000,000.
luck sum:.
shaft, 18 inches. Assays obtained as high
as $192 and d-wn as low as $9. The ore
runs heavy in manganese. Tho top ledgo
runs paulle'. with tills vein. Shaft 120
feet deep mid a diift run in oil ledge 40
feet. Going to put up derrick to work with
horse. Eight or nine cuts along tho ledge,
sltowing ledge for a distance of 700 feet.
Ten men, 1st prox., arc to go on. Tho
ore in tins mine shows itselt in cnimncys,
being wide in some places and narrowing
down to racro stringers In others. The
formation of the hill shows a good shale
loot wall to western shaft. In most places
the ledge is capped or covered over with
limestone. The owneis have prospected
tho surlace pretty well and have a tunnel
run into the hill. The prospects of their
cutting one or moie of the ledges on their
ground would stem to be fully demon,
strated.
THE DWARF.
This inino is situated about two miles
from Charleston, near tho Bradshaw and
Dean Richmond mines. The owners havo
leased the properly for six months, and tho
men now working have every reason to be
satisfied with their bargain. A well-defined
contact vein has been shown up.
which, at greater depth, will doubtless
prove a bonanza to tho owners. So far it
varies in width from 0 to 18 inches, and,
judging from appearances, will assay well.
At the contact, we noticed some galena
ore containing oi per rent lead, rue regu
larity of the oro body and the beauty of
the walls is a sure augury that this will
prove to he a big mine, and, doubtless, will
attract more attention to this district,
way ur.
The winze houses and blacksmith shop
have been removeil from the old to the
east shaft, which is about 200 feet deep,
Connection between the two shafts has
been completed, and the draft is very
strong. No ore is being hoisted at pres
ent, although the stopes are looking well
and tho new ground recently opened is all
that could be expected. From the rich
ness of the ore heretofore extracted from
this mine, its future should equal some of
a more pietentious nature.
VIZINA.
The pump, lecently put in place, is do
ing good work, raising about 10,030 galjo.m
in 12 hours. The mine, throughout, is
looking very well, although no more ore is
shipped than is necessary fo pay running
expenses. The ledge, in the winze from
the 400 level, some 130 feet from the shaft,
is strong and looks well. The upraise,
from the 300 followintr the ledge, is up
some 05 feet and will be" continued to the
surface. AH the recent developments are
full of promise for the future.
LITTLE DEVIL.
A vast improvement lias taken place
since our last visit. A whim was erected
a week ago, giving greater facilities for
raising ore, and giving tho whole outfit a
more business look than formerly. Cross
cutting has been started, and as they are at
the same time sinking, the force on tho
mine have a busy time of it. Tne oie
being extracted to-day continues to main
tain its character for richness, and we
noticed much horn silver that bespeaks its
richness.
winfield.
The lessees made a shipment of ore to
the Boston mill yesterday, which will go
about $250 per ton. Four men are work
ing. They are stoping and cross-cutting.
The east rroas.nnt. to In .'1Q tnr,t ti,:T
run from the 12o level. The country rock
ia an mineral siaineu, nnel it is expected
they will have to run 00 feet further before
the ledge is cut.
STONEWALL.
Regular shipments of oro to the Boston
mill continue. The main shaft is being
timbered. About two-thirds of the work
has been finished. As sinking progresses,
bodies of ore arc being continually encount
ered, the character of which is for the
most part manganese, mixed with chlo
rides ana caibonatcs, the distinctive fea
tures of this district.
CONTACT.
The new shaft started on the Stonewall
ledge, and near the line of that claim, has
been sunk about 17 feet. All the way down
BRXDSrfAW.'r
For the first time for many months, there
are four men working on this property,
and as it is noticed that the shares of this
company have nugmented considerably in
value, we may inter that before long this
properly will employ many hands and yet
pay its owners a regular and respectable
dividend.
OLD GUAItD.
From indications met with on the 150
foot level, a raiso was commenced a few
days ago, and within some five feet a body
of good ore was struck, which at present
is 2 feet in width. This raise is being
proceeded with and our next report may
be looked for to give its futther develop
ment. mamii:.
Three men arc working, gouging out oro
from the rich streaks with which this mine
is permeated. The shaft is being timbered
and put in readiness to receive a whim, so
we may hope to have to chronicle some
good news before long. This mine has
lately been leased, hence the present ac
tivity. corrEitorous (bisbee).
The southeasterly drift from the shaft,
?5 foot level, is still being continued. This
mluo is being worked for all it is worth,
and before long, with its present active
management, we hopo to chronicle that
Fortune's smile has not been apportioned
in vain.
SAN I'EDUO.
The west drift on the 200 foot level is in
105 feet, some of the oro extracted assay
ing well in silver. The ledge struck on
the 100 foot level at 81 feet southwest from
the shaft, continues to improve In grade.
Drfting on ledge still goes on.
WEDGE CONSOLIDATED.
They are working a tew men, taking out
ore. Their ore shoot is a great convenience,
and does away with the necessity of sledc.
ing it down a verj steep hill on to the road
leading from the Lucky Cuss mino to the
main Charleston road.
KANDOLPH.
The commencement of the year will,
we hear, bring about a greater amount of
activity than ever before. The mine is a
good one, and with economy and careful
management, "there is millions in it."
SULTANA.
Since our last, satisfactory progress has
been made with the 50-foot contract shaft.
One half of tho work has been completed.
When crosscutling is commenced we may
expect to have good news to report.
11LUE JACKET.
They are taking out some very fine ore,
assaying from $200 to $800 per ton. It
resembles the Winfield rock. Eliht men
fifteen men are at work on tho Break o'
Day, Annie A. and other adjacent mines.
The end of tho year will briug about a
great change in the ownership of many of
the locations in this district. Those who,
by failing to do the necessary assessment
work, may yet live to regret they allowed
their mines to run out.
Turquols District,
We learn from this camp that assess
ment work is boing actively carried on at
the Mono, Treasure and other claims.
Professor Blake's late visit to this camp is
to form the subject mutter for a letter to
the Mining Report. He wns not fully
satisfied as to the value of this district, re
minding htm as it did of the Turquois
district in Mexico, which he visited last
year. When the article in question ap
pears, we shall draw attention thereto.
ltussellvllle.
'J he Peabody and adjacent mines are
still shut down. The short-sighted policy
of the directors of a valuable mine is, as
we have nlicady noticed in our columns,
inexplicable. Wo hear from Mr. Wall,
superintendent of the company, that there
is no likelihood of operations being re
sumed before the now year, and if then,
only problematical. This property should
he owned by men of a very different stamp
than tho present owners and directors, at
least for the benefit of tho district.
Mining Notes.
At the Mcrrimac, assessment work is be
ing done. Four men are employed.
The Dwarf will probably 4 soon change
ownership. Next Reek wc will give full
particulars.
The lease on the Franklin property has
lately run out, and at present no work is
being prosecuted.
At Clarksburg, considerable assessment
work is going ahead, giving employment
to quite a number of men.
At the Guelph Consolidated, work has
been stopped for the present. Indications
at the bottom of the shaft are good.
All outside properties are looking up
and a number of sales are in prospect,
which will add to the wealth of the entire
district.
The universal cry this week has been,
"Am doing assessment work," and the fol
lowing are some of the prospects upon
which the same has been done: Friend,
ship, Huron, Banucr, Pontiff and many
otheis.
On many of tho prospects, situated near
the Bradshaw and within two miles of
Charleston, assessment and development
woik is being carried on, among which
may be mentioned the Archer, the first
westerly extension of the Dwarf, and the
Fortunis, the first easterly extension of the
same mine.
.V Libel on Our Coroner.
The following taken from the Carson
Appeal is, in our opinion, a libel upon our
coroner-clect, Pat Holland: Years ago,
in the early days of Comstock excitement,
Pat Holland, now postmaster and coioner
in a little town in Cochise county, Ari
zona, was the most respected man in the
state, He had the reputation of being a
dead idiot with a pistol. Of course this
accomplishment made him feared by
everybody, and there was no man in Vir
ginia so bold as to cross him in public.
Pat acquired his reputation by shooting
ombc stage, and could knock-an apple off
his son's head with an accuracy and care
lessness which combined to impress the
public far more than the manner in which
the pains-taking William Tell performed
tho feat with an arrow. Finally Pat se
emed a young lady who would allow an
apple to be shot off her flaxen roll, and
when Pat executed the feat he would
throw his keen eye at the girl and then
roll his orbs up into the gallery, and with.
out Iookmgfat,his marklisenldiJulle.t I
a , iu . succession, and onl v - take 'one
wwwww -gaggrryrc-7
look at the crowd. Piper's Opeia house
was packed with men at a dollar a head,
and when the curtain rose twelve im
maculate ballet dancers were la line along
the wings, each witli an apple on her head.
Pat stepped to the footlights and bowed
amid tremendous applause. He had a six
shooter in each hand, and the stage
manager announced that he would shoot
the last six apples with his left hand.
Casting his eye along the line, he took a
long breath, a steady position, and then
faced the audience. Lifting his revolver,
he began to shoot in rapid succession, and
the apples began to fly out of sight, amid
the breathless silence of the audience.
The curious part of the performance, how
ever, lay in the fact that by the time Pat
had fired six shots all the apples had dis
appeared, yet he kept right on banging
away with his second weapon from his
left hand, amid shouts of laughter-and
derision. To cap the climax, two apples
got tangled together and' remained dang
ling from ihe edge of a scene in plain
sight of the audience. The trick was at
once apparent. Each apple had a fine
thread attached, and at the shot was jerked
quickly out of sight. The supes, behind
the scenes, who pulled the strings, got con
fused at Pat's rapid firing, and half the
apples disappeared before the time. Two
were snatched off simultaneously, and the
strings overlapping in tho air brought the
apples together, where they bung to the
edge of the scene.
In retaliation for this outrageous scan
dal, Pat promises to give to the public his
experience with Sam Davis' the author of
the scandal plays. For it must be known
that Sam Is a playwright as well as a hu
morist, at least, ne imuKs lie is; and as Fat
is no slouch at the latter business, wo may
reasonably expect some fun.
You Had Ilettcr.
Yes, you had better not be, than be a
better.
You had better pay that whisky bill and
be ready to swear off on the first of Janu
ary. You had better get the buttons sewed on
your overcoat, for it will get cold by and
by.
You had better address your landlady
in small pica tones, when rent day comes
nround.
You had better quit watching the transit
of Venus through your neighbor's bliuds,
or there might be nn eclipse over your
TEXAS S1FTINGS.
Professor Felix Adler calls tho preachers
religious tramp?, possibly because they
wear out their sole3 on the road to heaven.
The telegraph says "General Situation iu
Ireland is growing warlike." It seems to
us as if the English were masters of Geu
eral.Siluation. A Berlin sausage maUcr named a very
fine brand of sausage "Bismarck Wurst,"
the latter word wurst meaning sausage.
This is the best chance wc ever saw to
make the wurst pun. We never sausage a
chance. Next I
So many candidates refuse to stand on
the party platform, that we sturccst a com-
foitably rocking chair be placed on the
party platlorm in the future, although,
quite a aumber of those independent can-'
didates have been gently rocked to sleep
without any rocking chair.
Rev. Dr. Hall said that every lock wa3 a
sermon. When a boy was stealing apples
from Mr. Hall's oichard, the latter pelted
him out of tho orchard. When the boy's
father subsequently asked him why he
limped, he replied that he was very much
Blruck with one of Dr. Hall's sermons.
President Arthur and the Republican
party remind one just now of the In
diana man who bet $10 that ho could ride
the ily.wheel in a saw mill. As the widow
paid the bet, she remarked: "diet was a
kind husband in providing for his family,
but he didn.t know much about fly-wheels.
The leturning English soldiers are re
ceiving orders and decorations. The pay
of the European soldier is so small that an
order on a grocery store for a few dollars'
worth of provisions would be very accept
able. Glory does not fill up a man worth
a cent, and that is just about as much
wealth as the average English soldier has
at his disposal.
A young society man, Bussctt Gllhain by
name, is under the mistaken impression
that lie is an actor, and he has been rccjt
ing bhakspearo to a few chosen friends
with a view of perfecting himself for the
stage. Wishing to obuin the candid opin
ion of a perfectly unprejudiced person, he
recited, with wonderful facial contortions
that speech in which MacdufT is advised
to keep on laying, to Gilhooly. After he
had got through raving, he asked Gilhooly
if he did not think he was almost fit for
the stage.
Gilhooly thought over the matter, and
finally said:
'Yes, I think you might do to drive a'
stage, but you will never do for a barber.
You cut too many faces."
A New York paper is in favor of giv'ng
every Indian "a chunk of land." Wc
think that this must he a typographical
error. It should have read that the editor
was in favor of giving every Indian "a
chunk ot lead." The compositor lorgot to
lead tho article properly. Giving each
Indian a chunk of lead would be the sav
ing of a great amount of gold to the
American people. Onjthe other hand, it
would perhaps be a little severe on the
Indian agents, army contractors, and the
Indian rag at Wr.shingtoncityr-.A cold
winter is approaching, andjt seems cruel
to cut down a member of no Indian rine
to one diamond breastpg, but we are,
nevertUeiess, in favor ofcach and every
Indian having a liberal chunk of lead. As
the Indian has no vote, we think we rellect
the sentiment of the wealth and intelli
gence of the people on this question.
fr
The Sillier Brothers.
iuese accomplished artistswbo havs
account of 'theirenterttinmentattheBald.
JTi.Fa
win theater in San Francisco:
"The Miller Brothers, celebrated spirit
mediums, he'.d two seances yesterday after--noon
and evening at this house. The at
tendince at both seances was very large,
including quite a number of spiritualists
and prominent citizens. The seance last
evening was of a highly interesting char
acterto many, in lact, amusing as well
as Interesting. Two of the most interest
ing features were the cabinet and slate
tests. Among the marvelous manifestations
was the raising of a common tabic in the
air. Forms from the spirit land, while the
medium is held fast, give evidence of
wonderful powers of materialization. The
materialization and dematerialization took
place in view of the audience; and were
by many looked upon as being something
remarkable. The slate test, messages
written by an invisible hand, puzzled many
as something astonishing. Clairvoyance,
or supernatural vision a power shown by
one of the Millers was very clever in ex
hibition. The seance was a great success,
and the major portion of the audience left
the house, not alone satisfied, but highly
gratified. , n
Had Him There.
A Texas paper tells the following good
story:
Father O'Rafcrty, an Austin clergyman'
met Mike Sullivan tho other day, and
during the conversation Father O'Raierty
said :
"Misther Snllivan, how is it that yez
being an Oirishman j-ez do not belong to
the howly Catholic Church?"
"Because I lost all confidence in tlie
howly church twinty years ago, sor."
"An how did you come to lose all confi
dence in the howly church?"
"I'll tell yez how it was. Father O'Raf
crty. Me youngest brother was married
to a hiritic, but in the howly church by a
prastc. It was a mixed marriage, as it Is
called. Well, sor, tho praste made me
brother promise that all tho children
should be brought up in the Catholic
faith."
"And how did that cause yez to lose
faith in the infallible church?"
"Bcdad, sor, they have been married
now, sor, more than twinty years, and
divil a kid have they gotyit, sor."
"Misther Sullivan," said tho priest,
solemnly, "it would have been betther for
yer sowl if yer father instead of ycr brother
had married a hiritic."
The priest had him there.
Here is a story ior temperance orators:
A parly of six camped out in Wisconsin
on a cold night. Two drank liquor
moderately, two ficely, and to let it
alone. Iu the morning the temperance
men arose refreshed, the fight drinkers
were. still with ,co
LEGRAPHIC.
Tho nnwatan Treaty.
Washington, Dec.15. The house
committee on foreign affairs consid
ered the Kawaian sugar question this
morning, and after adopting a reso
lution asking for information from
me state anet war departments post
poned further consideration of the
matter until the first meeting of tho
committee after the holidays. There'
was no hearing of interes'ted parties
at the meeting this morning, though
several gentlemen wero present who
desire to bo heard for the sugar
trade. b
Washington. Dec. 15 At .,
meeting of the foreign affairs com
mittee to-day it was decided to take a
final vote on the proposition to abro
gate the Hawaian treaty at the first
meeting of the committee in January.
The committeo also agreed not to re
ceive any further oral argument on
the subject,. A delegation repre
senting tho united sugar interests of
New York, Philadelphia and Boston
arrived hero to-day and are working
like beavers with members of the
committeo to induce them to report
favorably on the bill to abrogate the
treaty. The committee to-day ordered
that letters be sent to the secretary
of state and the secretary of the
treasury asking their views as to the
propriety oi aDrogating the treaty.
A Minnesota Tragedy.
Geaceville, M'nn., Dec. 15.
John Callighan, having been on a
long spree, was being taken home by
his son, aged 12,when Marshal Noon
an tried to arrest Callighan. A black
smith named Morris interfered and
the father and son drove away during
the row tnat followed. They wero
pursued and four shots fired at them,
the father.boing killed instantly and
two shots penetrating the. body of the
boy, causing fatal injuries. A crowd
was attracted by the outcries and
found Noonan and Morris clinching
and each charging the other with the
murder. Both wero arrested. The
citizens were excited, and if they
had known whioh was guilty would
have lynched him. The boy on giv
ing a supposed dying statement be
lieved Noonan did the shooting, but
would net swear to it. There is no
positive evidence agaitist the mur
derer, though several arrests have
been made.
The Gallows.
Galway, Dec. 15. Patrick Jeyce,
Miles Joyce and Patrick Casey, the
three men convicted nf participation
in the murder ef the Joyce family at
Maganistrom, were hanged in the jail
hero at8 o'clock this morning. The
prison in Tide and outside was heavily
guarded. Miles Joyce protested his
innocence to the last.
Seaiilk, Ala.,Dec.l5. John Redd,
colored, aged 22, was hanged at noon
for the murder of Lucy Leo in 1881,
He choked the girl- to death. Jeal
ousy was the cause. H narrowly
escaped lynching. A large crowd
was present. He said be was ready
to die.
Deadwood, Dec. 15. James
Leighton, an Ohio man, was hanged
at Deadwood. The hanging was
private. Ho killed a Mexican in
Dakota for no known reason. The
jents of Leighton are wealthy.
ft the Hturla Cae.
5. In the criminal
the verdict
iturla
t the
given instruction:
be stationed in all p:
person making the slicrhest1
stration will be arrosted and pun"
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lsnea.
Chicago, Dec. 15. At 10:30 this
morning the jury in the Miss Teresa
Sturla case, which has attracted so
much attention, came into court and
rendered a verdict that Sturla was
guilty of manslaughter, and that the
punishment be ten years in the peni
tentiary. A motion for a new trial
has been filed.
Probably n Lie.
Baltimore, Dec. 15. An extraor
dinary demand hassprungup fer eon
federate bonds here, to meet the de
mands of English capitalists. Sev
eral brokers have expressed a wil
lingness to purchase tho bonds. One
broker said for some time past ho had
been receiving large orders. He
now holds an order for any part of a
million dollars' worth. One day re
cently ho bought over $500,000worth.
His orders are from a respectable
London banking house to whom
they are shipped. They are
worth from $8.50 to (9.50
per thousand, and & large block
brought $9.50 a day orflN ago. The
orders aro wholly for coupon bonds.
Large quantities are being received
hero from the south.
Fires,
Toledo, Do. 15. Tho Hall blook,
corner or Stilwell and Jonathan
streets, ihe finest business block in
the city, burnod this morning. Fire
was discovered shortly after 3 a. m.
Tho first floor was occupied by nu
merous jobbing houses; vpper floor
by law and insurance offices, offices
of the Wabash & Ohio Central rail
road company and art galleries. Loss
estimated at $050,000; insurance
$500,000.
Hickman, Ky., Dec. 15. The fire
yesterday destroyed three blocks of
the business part of town. Loss
$100,000; insurance $42,000.
Youngstown, O., Dec. 15. The
mill of Arms, Bell k Co. was partly
burned last night. Loss $50,000; in
sured. Hold Itobbcry at Wlllcojcr
Tucson, Dec. 15. A CUizcnJ
money in the safe which they could
not find and about $4,000 in checks'
which were of no use to them. They
then rode out of town and fired about
twenty shots and left. No clew to
their whereabouts.
Suit Against the Western Union.
New York, Dec. 15. Suit was
yesterday bernin in tho -siiprem-
court of this city by Wm. S. Wil
liams, by service of summons and
complaint, against the Western
Union, JNorrin Green, Thomas J,
Eckert, Edwin D. Morgan, C. V.
Huntington, et al., and on behalf of
other stockholders whS may come
and join him in an action for an in
junction against defendants restrain
ing the payment of the proposed
January dividend of one and a-half
per cent on $38,920,590 of tho capi
tal stock of the company, on the
ground that this is illegal stock and
nas oeen so declared by the sjfUrior
court.
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A "Squealing" Spec
Chicago, Dec. 15.-
with the suit brough
rsooth to recover :
with $20,000
friends of tho J
that Booth
speculation
he gave tlitfll
it was to bel"!
vvnen ne gave-TBRtnonel
Nathan Conwith dA. Booi
of the young men, knew an
their sons' transactions.
Death or an Ex-Confederate.
Richmond, Dec. 15. Robert Ould,
assistant secretary of war under the
Confederate government, is dead. 'He
was prominent toward tho close of
the war for the part he took in en
deavoring to secure air equitable t:;
chango of prisoners between the two
governments. He was appointed as
the Confederate agent for the ex
chango of prisoners, and was also
secretary of the peace commission
appointed by President Davis, who3e
propositions Lincoln declined to en
tertain. Floods iu tne Northwest.
San Fbancisco, Dec. JuS. Rain
in Oregon and Washington Territory
during the last three days has done
much damage to bridges, railroads,
etc. At Pendleton the river rose so
rapidly that many inhabitants were
forced to take refuge in trees,where"
they remained all night. Mills,
houses and other improvements wero
carried away. No loss of. lffe is
reported.
Kinallpox in Indian Territory.
Coffeyville, Kan., Dec. 15.
News has been reetivfcl of mvaf. enf.
fering among the Cherokeo Indins in
iuq territory, on account ot tne rav
ages of smallpox. In one family of.
five the members are all dead. The
territorial governiuoiii !iw opropu
ateri $2,000 to secure attention for.
the sick.and.'if nossiblc. stav the"ad-
vance of the disease.
Irowned While Skating.
Philadelphia, Deo. 1 WEikTa
number of persons were skating on
Abbott's dam, falls of the Schuylkill,
this evening, the ice gavo way and
Antiio Carey, John Snowden, Thomas
Kindley and Violet Barker, children,
wero drowned. It is feared others
met a similar fate. Four bodies have
been recovered.
Failure ot a Well-Known Firm.
Baltimore, Dec. 15. Much sur
prise and rcrrct was expressed to
day at the suspension of the old
house of Robert Lawson & Co., the
well-known manufacturers of har-
csb, irurks, etc., with liabilities
ated $100,000. No statemont
n maae t he firm.
cj , Husi.H FnlliireM,
W ionic, ijcr 1A Musine-s
failures for the past suvn days, 0S.
Of these the eastern states had 2ir
western, GO; southern, 4l;i!jl'lle,334
Pacific states and tcrritories,14; Can-f
ada, 18; New York city, 12.
Sew York Fostofllce.
Washington, Dec. 15. The re
port of the commission which re
cently examined the New York post
office was made public to-day. It
says all details being considered, the
service of that office is nearer perfec
tion than that in any other city of
this couutry.
Nomination.
Washington, Dec. 15. The presi
dent this morning sent to the senate
tho nomination of Colonel Robert
Murray, surgeon, to be colonel a
assistant surgeon general of the
United States. This makes several
promotions in line officers.
The ainrder or Cavendish amlllurke.
London, Dec. 15. Tho steamer
Nolle, from Kingston, Jamaica, with
Westcate. the self-ancuscd nurtioi.
o ' F"" --.
pant-muie muraeroi uavenaish ano.
Burke, on boardhas arnvedarly.
mouth. -"
Appointments.
Washington, Dec. 15. Secretary
Folger to-day appointed Nelson
Pnrpn nnrl Martin Tlnln-ai- in.n.fifAM
fT frtMllrvn CAnntlinnln .am .1... .-. - t V
v. ivigi oicainuuaia iui mc pure ut
San Francisco.
1'astase on Newspapers.
Washington, Dec. 15. In tho
house to-day the question of abolish
ing postage on second-class matter
came up and was discussed at much
length. ,
Fisherman's Lurk. A
Gloucester, Mass., Dec. 15.
Thirteen vessels and 115 men have
been lost in the Gloucester fisheries """
the present year.
Mine Acciitcnt.
Melbourne, Dec. 15. Tho Aus
tralian mine, in Creswick. Victor
was Jooied. jTwenttwo persof
liQmcmelliLurterrladden the hearts of
eye.
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