Newspaper Page Text
. JASCAKY 1. 18S1 SATURDAY, Our Weekly Mining Review. otnernuWreHottneYorU illnmff Exchange f l5o.ton Con. Deal- Its Effect on the F" uro of the 3tMrkct. Social Correspondence of th Cmz. v. yoke December 10. If . 1.E!V.. ".Tnin boards for the mgthe eany '44'"fl- ,olal sales mam casts luilen on. J" m t bJtU exchanges am"U"ls S Ti... .in market was maiury , , coll7p"e n Boston Consol- Daru.yzed business at the American S ite u.cum.lauccs causing he dcvc.opm.riis recently made m he .......... .limited niiue Mwraulcu eI..n.mlloUolu,,oollo-bul thc ttok. Ii is understood that H. V acn & Cm., n,m i.mkers. ucied us brokirs fo. ,bt po., una under their purchases 1 in -ut share. thestotK auvaunu r-- In ..rder lo raise lunds to pros, .i... n..Ml it. is said Nason ifc to bonoweuu.oa.you 15,000 or 20,000 tha-es- of Hol..n sloiH iroiu i in mii ih.se rascali.ics have made'bmi notorious throughout the country, lu coutiuumg ineir j. -Chases N'usou & Undiscovered, ......... the sio.k delivered to theiu, ceruticntes which they had hypoth ecated with Davis, huU thereioro re lutid to lake any more ol the slock purchased at adducing prices, unless the same were registered although lew, ll any, oi the stocks dealt lu at the Ameiicuu bo-rd (through which the transactions were made) ale regis tered, anil no objection of this kmd Lad eter b. lore arisen. Thus the brokers who had acted for Nason & Co. wire kit to hear ihe loss, and us a consequence Boston Con. fell, on Saturday last, from $2.80 to $1.50, aim on Tuesday ot this - tek to 82e, fluct uating since then between 83e and $1.10, Closing to-day at 97c, ou tales ol bl.OvO shares tor the week. A few a.ijs ago Nason fc C. made a set tlement wi.h their crcdiior, paying the .utter 25 per cent, ol their claims in ca-di and the remainder in uoies at sixt and ninety days, with the privilege of tukrg up the notes btlorc that time should they see lit, and receiving the Jjstou Con. stock involved, which in the meantime is to remain on deposit with the Union Trust Company. The conduct oi Nason & Co. is" severely condemned bv the brokers, some of whom hint ui collusion betweeuihts lirm and Davis. As the matter stands, Nason & Co. will have a large amount of Boston Con. stock carried for them at a small outlay for lrom tw to three months, unless the price should before then reach a figure that will enable them to uu oad, when, 'f course, the in debtedness will be paid at once and tho stick dumped on the market. Davis, who figures so prominently in this clocked transaction, tins had a van d experience in this country and in Europe, and his old Calttornia ac quaintances unite in designating him a consummate villain. I'revious to 1605 or 180u Davis was connected with Jim Fair, of 44 bonanza" fame, but about the time before-mentioned tin connection ceased and Davis became a heavy operator in mining stocks at the ban Francisco Slock Exchange and was considered a ricn man. 111c principal deal which distinguished htm was the denl in American min ing stock, a slock of comparatively litile value, which he and his confed erates ran up from $2 to about 20 per share, a great many transactions be- inir made in the stock at from 515 to $17 per share. Davis employed a umnliiT of well-known brokers, and when it was suddenly announced one day that he was unable to meet his contracts, the stock at once fell from $17 to $J per share, and the brokers who tiustcd him had to stand the loss beiweeu these juices. Davis applied for the bcuetll of the Insolvent Act, and leaving his attorney to carry his alTiirs through bankruptcy, left for London. It is believed that Davis threw a large amount of cash stock on tin niarkel at high prices, and thus realized a laree sum of money. At ail) rate, he nec-one a heavy operator at the London Mock Exchange, sold Russian bonds short, and is raid to have made a huge loitune, which B- iiic place as hull as $4,000,000. I is said that his last visits lo S.iti Fran cisco wi re made in disguise, for iear that unpleasant consequences might result lo him should it have been gen erally known that he was there. There is a general belief here that New York will also soon become too warm to hold him. To say the least, this deal has hem an tinfoitunale one for mining stink speculation, as it has ifjuie the public shy of taking a hand iu such a dai gero is game. Oilier Bodu stocks have been quiet Only 25 shares ol standard have been EOid at $21.50. Bouie records sales of 1 ,825 shares, at $5. 13 to $6.25, clos ing at $5 25; Goodshaw, S.800 shares, at 87c to $1, closing at 94c: Con. Pa itic, 1,410 shares, at $1.50 to $1.30, and Bulwtr, 400 shares, at $1 fcO to $1.70 The- California gold stocks have ruled Arm n uu average amount ol bu-ine-s. Green Mountain has sold at $4.65 to $4 Co, on sales of 1500 s'laies, and has come forward with its 18ih monthly dividend ot 5 cents per share. Only 300 shares of Gold Stripe have been sold at $2.00 and $2.50 This company' also declares a divi dend (uunrterh ) of 15 cents p-r share Cherokee has been more active, 8200 shares having been sold, and the price advancing fp.m 1.55 to $1.70. Ris ing Sun has also advanced from $1.75 to $1.80, on sales ot 1500 shares. Leadville stocks have been fairly active. The largest busines has been done in Amie.at from 40c to 50c, clos ing at 47c n sales of 114,025 shares. Chrysolite has been active and at one time showed considerable strength, rising fiom $C.55 to $7.83, and closed firm at $7.13. The reports from this property are again favor able, and the company have on hiind here $133,000 In cash. The trusiees have decided, however, not to declare a dividend until a large surplus has been accum ulated, In accordance with their ex pressed intention upon assuming the management ot affairs. Climax has been fairly active, sales amounting to 24, COO shares, and the price has declined 1 cent, closing at C2c. A fair amount of business has been done in Little Chief, but at de cliniair prices, 0500 shares Belling at from $1 05 to 90c. Little Pittsburc re cords sales of 1075 shares, and remains unchanged at $2. Sales of Iron Silver apgrl'gnte 3500 shares, the stockopen intr and closing $3.50. Of the Colorado stocks Bull Domin. go has been dealt in to the amount of 1200 shares, and has advanced from $4 CO to $5. Siiver Cliff has been fairly active, but remains unchanged at $2 50, sales amounting to 8150 shares. 9nly 201 sharas if Uebinsao. rvin. have beon sold at $8.50 and 8 25. Hnktll records sales of 10,025 s'hares at $1.35 and $1.40. Lh Plata records sales of 200 shares at $8.50. The Comstocks have received the average amount of attention, uon, Sierra Nevada, 775 shares, at $750 and $8.83; Uni'n Con. 705 -hares at $10.25 and $11.25: Mexican, 510 shares at 0 75 and $7.18, and B-'st & Belcher 375 shares at $8 13 and $9. Among the substantial stocks of the list, Eureka Con. records sales of 145 shares at $19 and $18.50, and Horn Silver COO shares at $14. Of the fancies, Great Eastern re cords sales of 9100 shares at 27c to 22c, Calaveras 58,900 shares at 23c to 22c, Copper Knob 91,400 shares at 12c to 10c. and Silver Nugget 75,200 shares at from 18c to 14c. Happy New Tear. ' We doubt if any other section of the United States has better reason to be happy at this annual season of rejoic ing than Tucson aud Pima count. Elsewhere in this issue we lay befoie our readers an annual review of the progress made in the development of this section of the Territory, and a perusal of it will afford our readers the greatest satisfaction. It speaks for itself. It tells the outside world of a great stride toward the magnifi cent destiny in store for Arizona. The Citizen does not wish the people a happy New Year without feeling that it is such indeed. For the year's progress which itself has been enabled to make it thanks its generous pa trons. It has faithfully done its bes for the city, the county, the Territory. It has met with such warm encourage ment at the hands of the public that it enters upon another year of work encouraged and strengthened, and with a hearty will to do in the future us in the past. To our readers, to the public, we wish a heartfelt Happy' New Year. The Old Itlue Chest. Detroit Free Prem. One day last week, five or six wo men with serious laces and husheu voices, were gathered in a ro mi in u house on Fourth street east. For two years a poor old woman had lived there, not exactly a beggar or an ob ject of charity," but certainly in want. She had a husband when she first moved there a poor old man whose days could not be long; but one day he was missing. He may have fallen Into the river, or he may have wan dered out into the country and died. This left the old woman alone, and there weie days and days in which no one went near or addressed her. The other day when she felt the chill of death approaching, she wanted some one with her. She had lived alone, hut site could not die that way. She wept as tender hands clasped hers and kind voices addressed her. Death had alrcudy placed its mark on her lace, and the women could do noth ing. While their tears tell upon her wrinkled hands she passed away as a child sleeps. There was but little in the room be yond an old blue chest battered aud hi uised and splintered, but yet hold ing together. It had seen strange times, that blue old chest. It had held s lks and broadcloths perhaps it had surely held rags. It had been moved from house to house and from town to town. It had listenud to laughter, and had heard sobs and moans. It had grown old no faster than the old woman whose hands had so often lifted its lid. It had doubt less kept the company of good car pets and furniture and crockery, and laughing romping children had climbed over it or hidden in it. It had faded, and its hinges were fusty .nd weak, but it had outlived its owner. The women looked atound for gar ments in which to enshroud the dead. Nothing was iu sight. One of them lilted the lid of the old blue chest, and and called the others lo help drag it out from its dark corner. It held treasure such treasure as men could not buy or poverty steal away. There was a dress of fine material, cut after a fashion of long years aj:o. For twenty years the chest had been its iltiatdiitti. It would have sold for a few dollars, but tlt- llgh the gnawiugs of hunger had come often alio the cold nail louglii it? way to her m.intiw ihal poor old woman would not put with that relic of better days. It may have been a link to connect her with wealth and love. Beneath it was treasure still more priceless. Care fully wrapped in paper was a silver dime more than fifty years old. A week's fast would have sent her to the baker's with that relic. A child, dead in its young years, had worn that dime around its neck as a cift or talis man. There was a child's mitten, stained and worn, hut a mitten knit bv a proud young mother for her child. It could not spcalj to tell the dim past, but it had power. As the womeu saw it they covered their faces with their aorons and wept. There was a boy's cap and a girl's hat, both so old and faded and time eaten that they had to be tenderly handled. The women looked from them to the poor old white face on the bed and whispered: "None but a good mother would have treasured these relics. She was old and poor, but her heart wa pure." Deeper down, as if to baffle the search of time itself, was a similar toy a child's dumb watch. Hands wen- broken and gone, face scratched and case buttered, but the women handled it as ifa touch would shiver it. Then was a doll's head, a boy's hMi-lioe, some toy chairs, a yarn ball, and oth er things to show that in the long ago that dead woman had lelt the soil kisses of children, heard their 44 good nights " and thanked God that she was blessed. Each relic was wept over each was replaced with fresh tcar-stains. They asked the old blue chest no questions. Its relics might have been voiceless to a man, but lo a woman and mother each one had a talc in words as plain as print. They shed more tears as they again bent over the poor old dead, and they said to each other: "If she had only told us of this, how wc would have loved her and sought to lighten her sorrows. Bu she had gone, one nau come and gone as a mystery, and b it for the old blue chest in the corner few would have cared, and none would have sorrowed. T.,r- Dmntlrn nnnrnucll to tllO big bridge is finished, and folks who are tired and ashamed ot nvmg lyn can begin jumping oil'. Boston Post. A roousn young man in Cohoes Plarcd poker whenever na chose; lie 14 raited " on two pair The result made him ewear. And ho now vcare Ms last summer t doltm. Phtvtkhs consider every letter a apital one which contains a remit-caice. Virginia records sales ot 40U stinres at $2.20 to $215; California, 5255 shires, at $105, $1.70 and $105: flnhi'r. 705 shares, at $0.75 and $7: MIKES VS. PKOSPECTS. The Vieus of -Vin. A. Simmon on Mines anil Mining Some txcellent Points AVcll Taken. j Letter to the Boston Economist. I You ask me to give you some infor I malion about mines an a mining uial j lers in general, aud bo.t.e positive in- lormatiou concerning mines wuh which my name has been identified iu particular. First, you say , Tell us about the Empire, i certainly have no objection lo telling you all I know about ihe Empire mute. It was pur chased of A. W. Stowe iu November of last year; the price paid was $40,- 000 cash, and some 30,000 shares of the capital stock. The original pro jectors believed in the properly, and have expended more than $50,000 to develop it; nine-tenths of all the money put into this development was put In by the original purchasers. Every share of treasury stock sold, if 1 remember rightly, was purchased by the various members of the boatd oi management. They believed in the enterprise, and the only trouble with ihe property ro-day is, that it has ex pended all of its available funds be loie reaching the producing point; and whenever any mining corporation organized upon the present unde servedly popular 14 nou-asseviable" plan reaches this point, it must stop, because, by the very principle of its organization, the avenue for obtaining means for its further development U closed, and unless the stockholders voluntarily come forward and turnish the means, the mine becomes practi cally worthless. 1 can concieve of no greater good that a representative mining paper like your own can ac complish at the present time than to vigorously and persistently attack this system of non-asses-able corporations. I was told the other day by an old Boston bioker Hint if the Calumet and Hecla Company hkd not been able to make assessments in its curly days, it is more than probable that the enor mous richness ot its property would not have been brought lo light. Of course, the great pre-requisiie in all cases is au honest and economic man agement, and coupled with this, in my judgment, there should always be the power to collect lrom the shark holders a sufficient amount to develop the property. 1 have an unswerving faith in the" future richness of the Em pire mine, ami whenever it' stock tioldeis are ready lo c me forward aud turnish the money necessary lor de velopment, I believe the Empire will prove a very rich aud valuable prop erly. The trouble nowadays with inves tors is that .they rush headlong into an investment, without knowiug or seeming to care wbat the corporation is, or what the prospects for future developments are. They simply look to see whether any prominent names me connected with the enterprise, and then invest their money on their talth iu such names. If the result be fin ancial success, then everything is lovely; if perchance it be otherwise, then maledictions are poured upou the heads of the management, though, as is oftentimes the case, the mana gers have never inv.ted a siugle in vestor to purchase the stock of the coiporation. I have, in mind one not able instance, where a large Arizona mining property wa offered to sever al gentlemen in San Francisco at about $10 per share. These gentle men made inquiries concerning the property and declined to purchase. Not long cfterwaid several of the leading financial men of Boston did purchase the property. It was put upon our market for something like $20 per share, boomed up to $40 or $50, and suddenly collapsed one day lo $0 or $8. The lugh.price purchas ers,, as is usually the case, imme diately turned their vials of wrath upon these leading Boston men, who probably were no more to blame in the matter than you or I. The prop erty was undoubtedly purchased In good faith, aud the men who pur chased it believed in its great value; iui simply because it did uot turn out as well as was especied, the original purchasers must not only lose a good portion of the money they originally put in, bu t be content to receive the gibes and criticisms of every man who happened to purchase a share of the stock above the present market fig ure. I maintain that every man who invests in an undeveloped mine should do so with the distinct understanding, with himself at least, that he buys a 44 pig in a bag," and he knows, or imht to know, thut every such ven ture is, in rime ca-es out of ten, a mere ticket in a lottery a biraole game ol chance and when he invests lie l-juii as liable to lose the whole a to reap u bonanza return- There are, in my judgment, but two classes of mining investments, one in a well-developed, dividend-paying mine, the other a prospect to be opened in the hopes of becoming a dividend-paying mine. He who invests iu the first is geuerally compelled tojpaya very handsome price for his investment, because he buys a bure thing, und ihcreloro expects to pay high for it. He who invests in the second class should do so with the understanding that he buys something out of sight; it may prove lo be poor dirt or rich ore he buy s the risk. It it turn out the former, he loses his money; if it turn out the latter, he is liable to reap an enormous return. If he be not content to take this risk and abide the cousequenccs without grumbling, he has no business to invest. People come to me every day say ing, " What do yon think of Empire or'Sycamore or Contentment V or some other stock with which they think me familiar. I have one unvarying an swer: 4-If you bought for a' turn,' don't let thesiock reports worry you to death, sell out aud be at peace. If you bought for Investment, let the stock reports alone and wait patiently until a proper development of the propel ty is possible." Of all classes of investors in undeveloped property, deliver me lrom those who have no patience, nnd who buy for a "flyer." Take the Contentment mine, with which yon are entirely familiar. One of you'ha been over the gi ound a dozen time. You know that it is nothing but a prospect practically undeveloped and yet beih you and I know that it lies nxt to the richest mine on the American continent, and from its position is liable to prove as valuable as its rich neighbor. Men who invest In it for a quick turn may make a great mistake; and yet, for an undeveloped minin chance, or gam ble, as they say out West, it is liable to surpass anything in the market. I j look forward with some degree of j hope to the lime when the leading; mining jonrnals of the country will! make common cause in one direction, and that is, the plain, unvarnished! representing of these two classes of mining interests before the general public; when mining euuurs mu "". the courage to say that every mining corporation A-bich does not produce ore in paying quantities is to be classed as a 44 prospect," anil not as a mine; that the purchaser of its stock buys the risk and takes bis chances; and that only those properties shall be classed in the communities as mines, which produca ors in paying qunniies, in neighborhoods where mineral deposits are known to exist, for the purpose of organizing com panies and selling 6tock to develop such properties. This, perhaps, is the best method of developme.it. I only want to bring out the necessity of having socli properties for just what they are to-wii, claim- or pro-pects, and not mines; ami to have every pur chaser of their stocks mloriiitd, un derstand and know that he buysal his risk a certificate in what may not be inaptly termed a ' milling lottery," and that haying bought it, it becomes his risk, entitling him to all the profits if he draw a prize, and by natural se nil the loss, without irrumb. i,nrr nr fOinriMm' it to anvuodv else, if he draw a blank. So, Mr. Editor, I suggest that you head your next ar ticle on mining with the title 44 Mines vs. Prospects. W. A. Simmons. A Field for EUinologiita. H'reecott Democrat. Probably no portion of the United States affords so active a field as Ari- zoua for investigation, by those who make a study oi the ruins and relics ot extinct races, and endeavor to di-cove- by these remains the origin and his tory of the people who once played a part on the siage of lite and have made their exit, leaving a lew snape less rulus to tell the story of their ex istence. This Territory is covered with the ruins of a long extinct race who once occupied the land, and who, iudging from the remains tiiey nave left behind, had attained to some dct gree of civilization. On the Gila, on Salt river, on the Verde, on the Linle Colorado, on the San Fraucisco, in fact, along nearly every stream in the Territory, those ruins are found. Some of them were old notably the Casa Grande when the Spanish explorers passed through woat is now the Territory of Arizona, iu 1540. When or by whom they were built was as much a mystery 240 years ago as it is to-day. The Indium-, when questioned by the Spaniard-, could tell nothing about their history. They were ruins as far back tn tradt tions ran in their tribes showing their grent antiquity. That those buildings were the work of a race lar superior to the present aboriginal oc cupants of ihe Territory, admits of no doubt. That they understood the principles of architecture is evident from the remains of some of their itriictiin s which have withstood the ravages of time and the fury of the elements for ages. That they wen adepts in the tnttnuf ictare of p .tteiy is .dear, lrom the fiaguients ot this article, which are found iu such pro fusion about their former place-, ol ab de. That they were an agricul tural people is shown by the traces of immense irrigaiing canals which are I'ouud all over the Territory: that they were a mining people and understood the working of preetous meals is cer tain from the old workings which have been discovered iu all parts of Arizona. Who were those pe ple that cul'i tivated the earth, opened mines and built those massive structuie?, whose ruins, after the lapse of ages, attest the skillful handiwork of their aueient builders, who have vanished from the c.trih, leaving not even u tradition be hind j Whence came those people, and to what race did they belong? Were they of the Aztecs or Toltecs, or were they of a race prior to either of these? And. nhove all, what became of them? Were they destroyed by war or pestilence or by some fearful convulsion of nature? These are questions that have never been answered, though they have been often asked. Who knows but the ruins of Arizona Territory will ye" furnish the key to some future Liyaid or Hollinson to unlock this mystery, which ha puzzled the learned siace the discovery of the American conti nent. Shall Yo Meet Acaln. The following is one of the mo3t brilliant paragraphs ever written by the lamented George D. Prentice": ,4The liat of death is inexorable. There is no appeal for relief from the great law which dooms us to the dust We flourish and fade as the leaves of the forest, ami the llowcrs that bloom, wither and fade iu a day have no frailer hold upon life than the mighti est monatch that ever shook the ecrth with his footsteps. Generations of men will appear and disappear as the grass, and the multitudes that throng the world to-day will disappear is footsteps on the shore. Men seldom think of the great event of death until the shadow falls ncross their own pathway, hiding from their eyes tin laces of loved ones whose living smile was ihe sunlight of their existence. Death is the ataeonist of life, and the tomb Is the skeletons of all the feasts We do not want to go through the dnrk valley although "the dark paisoge may lead to paradise; wc do not want to go down mto damp graves, even with princes for bed-fellows. In the beautiful drama of Ion the hope of immortality, so eloquently uttered by the death-devoted Greek, finds deep response in every thoughtful soul. When about to y ield his life a sacri fice to fate, his Clemnnthe asks if thet should meet again, to which he re sponds: 'I have aske 1 that dteadful question of the hills that look eter nul of the clear streams that flow forever of stars among whose fieliK of amre my raised spirits have walked in g'.ory. ill are dumb. But, a-. I gaze upon the living face, I feel that there is something in love thatrhnntles through its beauty and cannot wholly perish. We shall meet again, Cle manlhe."' Immortality of Jolcc. 44 Evidence is abundant," says the Cincinnati Gazette, 4'thit jokes are immortal. Of no joke can any man say, Lo. tlii- is new; but he can he certain that it will never die. Th.. jokes that are familiar to us are those wuicii our nncisi'TS enjoyed. They aic found in the mnt ancient litera ture that remains, nnd in hieroglyphics of the ruined monuments of dead em pires. Their unchtnged existence hrotighout these ages does not allow that these, like the earth and man, may have been created by a process of development; they must have been created nb-olutely. At some stage or the work of creation the jokes weie launched into being, und they have continued to revolve by their own eravity, tho same as the planets. None of them can be annihilated any more than matter, nor can another be adied. No person who attempts orig inality can get recotrnized as n wit, but any man can who Iihs talent for memorizing the old stock jokes and funny stories, and for working them over on all occasions. There is jus tice in this. No pel son w ho assaults another's intellect and exposes him to v.u:iiiu oj uu umuiuiiiar joKtf, or one which is not trite, deserves the name I ot a tunny man. I'okes should always be drawn from the memory. What ever other things ore drawn from the imagination, it should never b called upon lor wit or humor." Tnine wa a yonnf: man In Elralr Who courted the lovsly Elvira; But the father wai rath, And o, out throuzn tb tub Tk jj yeU mai a itiiia kctra. Colonel Cnttendrn'i Croolied Career. I iDenver .Mining Jtevtew.j Colonel George A. Crittenden, son of the San Francisco law er, w-hose ti"ic end at the hands of the fmil fe ma?c, Laura D. Farr, may be slid fre-h in ihe recol.ei-tron of many of our r-ndeis, has fled the Carb- nate Camp In dire disgrace. Leudville and the Gunnison country has been ihe tl Ms of his exploits during the past two vears, and relative to his pe culiar escapades the Chrcni:!e, or the n' si named place, savs: He recentlv stocked certain mines at a million "dollars, and the shares are held among about a dozen promi nent gentlemen of this city, who pur chased with a bona fide intention of developing the mine or disposing of their interest in a legitimate manner. Dunn" the past fortnight, arrange ments were being perfected by which lit was to go to New York aud dis pose of a portion of the stock of the consolidation, and it was understood that he would leaye in the course of a few days. During all this time, how ever, he had been maturing a plot which for cool cunning nnd devilish ingenuity has no equal in the crimi nal annals of the country. He secured a bogus ab-tract of the properties that he claimed to own, iu auuiuou i" xhich he caused the seal of Gunnison coiint to be counterfeited, so that the same might be appended to the forged document. Previously he went to the law ofilce of Murray & Sale and en gaged the firm to effect a loan of live or six thousaud dollars for him.agrcc iii" to pay u fee of one thousand dol lars for the service. The loan was to be secured upon three-sixteenths of the Smuggler lode, at Aspen. He has been guilty uot only of an attempt at deliberate swindling, but of a cool and infamous forgery a crime that would place him behind the bars of the penitentiary for years. The whole truth may as well be told. George A. Crittenden's disgraceful downfall may be attributed to solely one fact his dissipation and association with aban doned women. One of these low creatures clung to him like a curse, draining him of every cent, and de moralizing him morally and mentally as well as financially. He stated to a friend that this woman has obtained $S00 from him in Ihe past month. Though fleeing from the scenes of his nefarious exploits, warrants for his arrest have been issued, and telegrams sent in every direction after him. Ono Hundred and Eleven Yean Old. The funeral of Mre. Ellen Moriarty, wh.- died on Wednesday, at the great age of 111 ytais, look place at 1 o'clock this afternoon ttom the resi dence of her daiigliwr, at No. 1524 Second avenue, New York. A large tiumber of lur descendants and other friends were present. Gathered arotiud her coffin were her gray-haired son and daughters the eldest sou is sev-eniy-six, and a daughter is sixty nine years old her rnndchildren and her great-grandchildren. The casket b-re the following m-criplion : - EI"en Morality, died December 15, 1880, aged 111 years." The face was x-po.-ed to view, nnd all who lo 'kid upon it were surprised at thu compar atively young appearance. The laughlir atleciionaiely pointed out that there was hardly a wrinkle unon her forehead. The pall-bearers were members of her own family. The re mains wi re taken to wiivuliy CVme-ta-y, in the chapel of which the bu -ial'service was held. Her daughto.' said to day that Mrs. Moriarty wai in very good health until about a month ago. She had. bowever.Jat time dur ing the past fifteen years suffered from neuralgia. Her mental faculties were good until a few weeks ago. She had a wonderful memory, especially as re girdtd the events of her life at and i.c ir her home at Kilmallock, Ire land, where she was born. The Irish sonirs she could sing until nearly the close of her lile, and she never tired of telling stories or the olden times, in.:ludiug happenings of the fierce rev olutionary struggle of '93, when she marched at otie time with the army for five miles. So well preserved were her powers thut about six weeks ago, at a gathering of friends he threw aside her stick and daintily holding up her skirls, danced in a lively way to show what real dancing was by the drls and boys when she w'as young. Till near the close of lile she would have her needle threaded for her and made efforts at sewing. She was very devout. She prayed all the time," one of her young descendants said to day. She had been a member of St. Lawrence's Church iu Eighty-fourth street, this city, for twenty-five years. How to Keep n Husband ut Home. Oil Cliy Derrick. 44 Julia" writes us a long letter ask iug how she can keep her husband at home nights. She says she has done everything she can think of to please him, but ho will insist on leaving her alone each evening. We fear Julia doesn't make her husband's home pleasant for him, or he would certain ly not go away. Now, Julia, you go down town to-day aud buy a keg of beer, placing it in one corner of the dining-room. Strew suwdust over the floor, put a half a dozen coarse wooden boxes about the room for pit. toons, hang a sheet across one end of the room, invite a dozen of your hus bands male friends to spend the even ing. Then, Julia, you and your ser vnnt dress yourself up In long stock ings und night-dresses, and when your friends have assembled with their cigars pull aside ihe sheet you have previously hurg up and skip from ouc side ol the room to the other on the tips of your toes, singing, 4,Tra !a la-lel " and jump as high as you can atevety third step. This will prove a highly interesting exercise for your self aud servant, und pt event your bus bind from slaying away. If your husband's male friend- are married, mvite their wives to assist you m tire evening's entertainment. If this doesn't keep him at home of eveninas you hud better trade htm ff lor a yel low dog, and keep the dog chained up. Califarnlnns tn the Holy I-ml. Joaqaln Jill Ur in Jinny taHlnrltc I am reminded here of two Califor nians, who short of money and deter mined lo see the holy land, went with Co..k, the tourM. They were the horror of the staid old orthodox pai ties, but in less than a week they were the leaders of the company. They wauled to pump out Jacob's Well, and get down to the aed-rock. Thev were nerferrlv rot-ruin it urns only a prospect hole. Ami when they came to Mount Sinai they found quartz indications, and declared that .11 !... - T .. . . . an mui &ie oi me mountain irom which the Ten Commandments were supposed to have been taken, would pay ten per ceut. They pretended to find plenty of gold in the rock one morning, and made the whole party believe that they intended to ret up a forty-stamp mill, and have it thunder ing down the same canyon Moses is supposed to have descended with the laws. a w i "All seems to hfnge on this," re marked the lover when he proposed to his sweetheart while swinging on the gate in front of the house. Thz raquel 'danco ii one, two, Hum, kick "it At'. .11 ftart la tt It, Personal. Winslow, the Boston forger, is still ediiiog a newspaper at Buejos Ayres. Mile. Bernliardt's receipts in Boston 1 we-3 $4!,157, as against $51,807 in Nevv Y ik. j Justice Strong, who has just retired I from the Supreme Court, will conttn j ui! tn reMoc in Washington. Henry C. Gibbon has given $50,000 ' for ihe incurable ward of the Utnver- srry llo.-pitdi or. riruaueipuia. Geuor.il Robert Toombs, of Georgia, has given one thousand acres of land in Texas to aid In founding a univer sity in that State. It is reported that Secretary Schurz will lcava Washington in April, with his family, to settle permanently in St. Louis. A daughter of General Worth, of Mexican War fame, has been ap pointed to a clerkship in the Pension Oflicc at Washington. Mr. J. C. Flood declares that he wouldn't accept an election to the United States Senate from California under any circumstances. Mrs. Sc.ott-Siddons, the actress, won the prize at a private shooting match recently belt! iu St. Louis. She used a heavy rifle, and scored sixty-nine -hols out of a possible seventy-two. The health of the Pope is said to bo causing anxiety. Ho breaks down oc casionally under the strain ot contin ual mental labor, and is liable to fre quent attacks of illness. Empress Elizabeth of Austria, whom a Paris gossiper styles 44 the first Amazon of the world," Is about to receive, it is said, the title of Hon orary Colonel of a regiment of Russian Uhlans. Zola, the novelist, once spoke ot himself as pet haps the only original Republican who did not ask tor an olilce when the Empire went out, and Gambetta quietly produced a letter from Zo!a, written when Gambetta was Dictator, on the very morrow of the Imperial downfall, asking for a sub-prelccture. Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson, of New York, who has given away $000,000 for benevolent purposes during the last sixteen years, now gays that she believes that she has done more harm than good. She sayp that the poor arc ot two kinds "God's poor and the devil's poor and thatshe has been victimized by the latter class until she Is sick of it. Bernhardt is tired of being called names. She gives notice that ihe is going to take the matter into her own hands, and 44 any person, be he cler gyman or otherwise, who attempts from this time forth to blacken my reputation by proclaiming and circu lating false reports about my life, of which he knows and can know nothing, will be brought it. to court to answer to a criminal charge." Th Inauguration. Wasiiinotox, December 29. The crowd of people who expect lo attend the iuauguiation bids fair to far out number any previous occasion. The Adjutaut-General of Pennsylvania reports thut from five to seven thou sand of thu National Guards of that State will be present. One hotel has had 210 applications, and another has engaged tor COO. The railroad com panies arc arranging for side tracks lor the extra traius. One line has six miles of such track now available. The slee; ing-car companies have ap plications enough fur the night of the 3d of March to fill eightysleepers. dl. H. C. Corbin, Secretary of the Executive Committee having in charge the ceremonies, is meeting with de cided encouragement in bis effort to have a fine civic und military display on the occasion. For the first time since thu war, the Southern States will take an active part. Invitations are being sent to every military com pany in the . South, aud the replies are very encouraging. It now seems prob able that eyery State in the Union will be represented by local military. Ar run .-fluents arc being made to secure halt lure transportation on all leading railroads, and from letters already re ceived from managers of trunk lines it is probable that this will be done. The feature of the occasion will be a special tram from the Pacific S.ope, with military companies and visitors. Permission has been given the com tnittce to use the National Museum for the inauguration ball. Southern Pacific Intantloni. The last number of the Denver Tri bune contains an interview with Vice-Pre-ident Crocker, of the Southern Pacific, in which that gentleman stated that the Extern terminus of the Southern Pacific had been definitely fixed ut New Orleans, where a line of steamers will make connections for Europe. It was not the intention to make permanent connection with the Atchison road, more than with any roads which may intersect the South cen Pacific. Mr. Crocker said. "Our purpose is onward to the ocean. If we m ike any connection at all It will be with the Tom Pierce road starting from Galveston and running to San Antonio, Texas. From Galveston the road is already completed to New Orleans. Our present plan is to fol low southeastward along the Rio Grande from El Paso to i point about the southwestern corner of EI Paso county, Texas, and from these striko east across Texas. When we get the road completed to El Paso we will begin work at both ends to complete this junction. The distance from El Paso to San Antonio is about GOO miles. It is a favorable country for railroad building, and the work can be done and trains running over tho road from San Francisco to New Or leans before the close of the year 1831." A Prisoner- Suicide. Ciiarlottsville, Va., December 12. A suicide under very remarkable circumstance" was commuted in the county jail of this county last night, the victim being a prisotier who was awaiung the action of the grand jury for shooting a young woman about r. week ago. Last night at a late hour Charles Jones' cell-mate, who had just retired, discovered that Jones had saturated his blanket and bed clothes with kerosene oil, a bottlo of which happened to be in his cell, and set fire to them. After burning for a while the prisoner made un attempt to esttnguifh the flames, but without success." He threw the window of the cell open, but this, of course, only madu the fla:nes burn more rapidly. Before help could be summoned Jones was dead, having died, it was discov ered from inhalation of the flames. It is believed that his death was the re sult of a deliberate purpose to commit suicide. The woman whom the pris oner shot is well enough to walk about. As old fellow under tho control of his fourth wife always alludes to the three departed one as his "aparc ribs." As injured woman in St. Louis sued her husband for divorce on the ground that he had called her an old ow." It doein't jsauk it. hurt busintii to du- TELEGRAPHIC SUtcc Klntr Shipment.. e . i . -r Special to Tun Citizen. Casa Giiasdk, December 31.-es tenliy 40,300 pounds of Silver King concentrations were shipped to San Francisco. Good Knoush. YtUGiKlA, rev., wecemuer The District Court to-day sentenced B. H. Carrick, the defaulting County Treasurer, to pay a fine ot $2l,U4U I the amount of his deiaication anu 10 five years' hard lauor, nerug me iuu penalty of the law. "Frisco Matters. Sax Frascisco, December 31. A large and enthusiastic meeting of the sympathizers with the Mussel Slough settlers was held at Piatt's Hall to night, presided over by ex-Justice Nathaniel Bennett. Col. Marshall and others spoke. The sentiments of the meeting were decidedly with the settlers, and resolutions were ndopted endorsing their action. The First regiment of the N. G. C, Col. Dickenson Commarder, was pre sented with a stand of colors at the Pavilion to-night by Gov. Perkins on behalf of the citizens of San Fran cisco. There was a large attendance, and after the presentation and a re view of troops, dancing was indulged in until a late hour. Thu Irish Trial. Dublin", December 31. Attorney- General Low resumed his address this morning, speaking for an hour, and concluded with a forcible peroriation He said he hoped the jury would be true to their consciences and return a verdict satisfactory to the country. This disorder, he said, must be put down, no matter what the cost. As he spoke there was no manifestation of any kind. The Government short hand reporter was placed in the wit ness box to attest his notes made at public meetings attended by the tra versers. LAST .NfburS DISPATCHES. Capital Notei. Washinotox, December 30. Cus tomary orders have been issued for the officers of the army and navy at Washington to pay their respects to the President on New Year's Day. A. S. Loiiau, a lineal defendant of the historic Indian chief, has been ap pointed to a p jiition In tho Interior, Department. Judge Freeman, Assistant Attorney General for the PostoiUce Department has written the Postmaiter-General, taking the ground that printed com mercial papers, tilled out in writing, are legally subject to letter rates of postage, and therefore Section 232 of the present postal regulations, allow ing such papers as bills of Jading, in voices, way-bills, insurance docu ments, deeds, circulars and hand-bills to pass through the mails as third class matter, should be annulled as contrary to law. After tha Travernert. Dcblts, Deaember 30. Mr. Low- completed the reading of sevonty- seven extracts lrom speeches ot the traversers, showing they all counseled the people to withhold their rents. He then quoted the judgment of Chief Justice Cockburn, to the eflect that conspiracy was the act of two or more persons combining to injure a third party, and that it was not neces sary that the act to be done be crim inal. A mere combination to effect a civil injury would come within the law. He wished to rad the opinion of Daniel O'Connell on the proposed strike ol farmers against a rent-roll, but this wa3 not permitted by the Court. Low proceeded to explain the pun ishment which the traversers advo cated for those who took evicted farms, and declared that one of the traversers had been continued in his post as a paid agent of the Land League, after having held persons up by name to popular exercation for murder. He dwelt with much eflect on the point that the traversers had given prominence to ft statement that if 30,000 persons were enrolled in the Land League, no army could enforce the land laws. Contested Seat. Washington, December 29. Gov ernor Matthews, of West Virginia, left Washington to-day for Baltimore to meet Hon. J. M. Camden, ofPark ersburg, with reference to the pending contest for the Senatorship. Their meating has a peculiar significance by reason of the fact that they arc both candidates for the place now held by Senator Frank Hereford, formerly District Attorney of Sacramento, Cal., and it is considered certain that either Matthews or Camden will secure the prize, as their respective forces will, if necessary, combine upon one that is against Hereford. Matthews in formed some Washington friends last night that Hereford has no possible chance. Senator Hereford 13 a brother of Hon. B. H. Hereford, of Tucsoa Ed. Mor Retirements. Washington, December 30. The President retired Brigadier-General j Randolph B. Marcy, Inspector-Gen- 1 eral, and Colonel John Barnard, of the ' Corns of Engineers. I Itobblnr a Hn-Ttoost. Stockton, Cal., Dec. 29. Michael Shciidan, who keeps a chicken ranch . near the Five-Mile House, on the Lower Sacramento road, caught a ! stranger in the act of robbing his) chicken house at a late hour on Tues- day night, and shot him dead. A Coronet's inquest was heid to-day, and a verdict of justifiable homicide was rendered. This morning Sheridan came into the city and surrendered to the Sheriff, and the examination is st for tomorrow. I Clearlng-nouso Ruslneft. , New Yokk, December 29. TL to-urorrow'a Public will have an art: 1 cle showing that the Cltai iug-Htu.r j Exchanges, al New York, f r the nu;. ! n"' ,ou'i' brr-er th in t v, r before, but much larger than tuvse , f lh puhlle'fayZt ietu 4, one , j crtlt. ,,jztHl r0oin in New Y-Th. .a i which the payments rmuie during ti4.. (past year h..ve greaiiy ex- ee.i. ,1 ti. j entii o amount received and ihe entire amount expended by the Uuited i atcj Government from its first estublisn- ment down to this time. The ag gre- gate receipts of the Lnited States Treasury on all accounts, oans iu eluded, have been $18,570,84,047 , The ftggregMe payments, including redemption ot notes and bonds, have been .$18,334,854,202, but the amount paid in the Clearing-Housc by ex changes alone, since January 1. ihso id 38,044,240,578, nnd the balances paid during the same time amount t $1,5G1,200,000. The largest transactions ever known before in a single year were those f 1809, when a third of the exchungrs probably was due to speculation gold, the exchanges then were N j7, 407,02S,9S7 and the balances Z.U), 318,308. For the first time tn it re cord has been exceeded. The large--transactions ever made ia any yeir througli the Londou Clearing Ii u e wer 0,013,209,000 in the vear 1874-5. equal to about 30,000,405,000, henee the payments made in 1880 in tin room where Mr. Camp has charge are the largest ever made during any year in any establishment on earth. The exchanges in all other cities in this country during the year will not be far trom 12,205,000,000, or less than one bird those at New York. Valuable Indians. Washington. December 20. Two separate conferences were held to-day at the interior department, before i Secretary Schurz, between the Cheye nvt ..uu i.unui uium OlOUX delegations and representatives of the Chicago, and Northwestern and Chi cago, Milwaukee and S4. Paul rail- roads, in regard to obtaining the right of way for a continuation of the two lines of railway through the Sioux reservation. In the forenoon the con ference was held with the Cheyenne ltiver delegation, and Four Bears at the outset renewed his proposal of yesterday by asKing 7,000,000 for the necessary lands. Secretary Schurz stated that the railroad company offered to pay near ly five dollars per acre for the neces sary lands, which he said was nearly four times as much as the government obtained for wild hinds. Ho endeav ored to point out the advautasres which would result from having a railroad built through their reservation, ow ing to the fact that it would bring their crops nearer to market, and thus enhance the value of their land a d joining the railroad. If they wanted to be civilized the railroads were great civilizing agencies. Rattling Reb then wanted to know whether they could or could not got the price asked, when Secretary Schurz informed them that they could not, and he thought the Indians did not know how much seven million dollars was or they would not be so foolish as to ask such a price. Rattling Reb concluded his talk by remarking that ' We must talk it over slow," and added that he would go home and tall: with hU people. That Iloo Settle It. St. Locis, December 30. Major J L. Mahon, of the Indian Department has arrived from the Colorado Rive Indian Agency en route to Wish, ington. He says there is no doubt about the death ot Victorio. the Apache chief. Major .Mahon saw the famous warrior's wife at San Carlos, and she was in mourning and had cut off her hair a sure sign that her hus band is dead- Tea Culture. Thp Commissioner of Agriculture has triumphed over those who have been laughing at him for his efforts iu introducing tea culture into the United States. Mr. Jackson sharing his en thusiasm, has 35,000 tea-piants on hid farm in Georgia, and lately sent some of his tea to Washington. The Com missioner went incog, to several New York tea-houses and presented it as a sample often he had to soli. An ex pert pronounced it India tea, worth 50 cents, and would hardly believe him when told that it was grown in this country and would be produced for one-third that sum. General LeDuc says that in a few years this country will produce all the tea and sugar used, with a surplus to export. I.lmr-Klln riiilonophjr. Detroit Free Prens, As the triangle sounded the old man- arose anu saiu: "in scaiterin uis meet in' let me say to you dat some ob be biggest an' best lookin' watermel ons in de market are ft fraud when you come to sit down to enjoy 'em. It s de same way wiu men. uey iook. purty, an' dep go back on you. Befo ycu buy ft melon plug it. Befo' you put faith in a man, watcu it lie am willin' to crowd along in a street kyar; If he'll sheer his umbrella in a rainy day; if he kin wait two minites at de post office winder widout sw'urin'; if he wants all de clothes In de family on his own back; if he kin h'er de cry of a lone chile as quick as de voice ob a man axin him to drink Dat's all, an' we'll softly recede home ward." The Outlook a t Tombstone. Mr. F. A. Tritlo left last night for his home at Virginia City, havlcg been called there by pressing busi ness. Prior to leaving he informed a Citizen reporter that he would return on or about the 15th of January, and that it is more than probable that he will spend much of his time in the fu ture in Arizona, nnd that he is well satisfied as to the future of the Terri tory. He states that since the recent reduction at 'lomb-donenf the prtcof reducing ore from 25 lo 15 per t' n several of the smaller claim owners around the camp are making arrange meats to work their own mines and at the same time develop them, in" that their example will be follow-! bv others. Tomb-tone ha3 acc un p'lished marvels when ihe age of th camp is conmereu, anu Jir oi predict great things tor that sectior. In the future. if Jli?'5-5 i fi Vila GO -V IZ.IU-T. or? . T r. 6"t S.2- 13 '31- Is S fi ZZ St it 12 I '