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THE ARIZONA REPLBLICAN: SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27, 1894. Hardware. a Cassidy Sulky, Bonanza Gang Oliver Mled m nows AT Wk W. THAYER'S. THE PIL SEASON Is now here. He sells that new smokeiess Arrfmunition and rents a good Gun fo 50 cts. a day. OPPOSITE CITY HALL. A 522 Too Much for Him. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 26. Harrison Smith, of Augusta, Ga., was an humble citizen of that city before there was an increase'; n6w-his funeral will occur tomorrow afternoon. Last night Harri son Smith was the father of eleven children. He was happy. There was but a single cloud upon the horizon of his future, but be was not worried. This morning! his, wife presented him with twins. Without a word, Smith walked into his room, took up a pistol and shot himself through the heart. It is said by his friends that he was a man of great superstition, and when the fact that he was. the father of 13 chil dren was thrust upon him it was too much. .- ' TWO PIECES OF SILVER How They Saved the Life of a Mine Manager. "Muerte a los gringos'" Black Rosa.'s small, angular form shook with rage." Her black face grew blacker than its natural hue, if that were possible. Trembling in every nerve, she glared viciously, and shook a long, bony finger in the faces of the group of miners who with jests and jeers had met her supplications for charity. "Get out of this, you black devil!" one shouted. "We have had enough of you." "She's got plenty of money," cried another. . . -. . "Wears diamonds in the city," sneered a third. . "Get out! No beggars allowed!" they all shouted. "Muerte a los gringos!" repeated the woman, with a shriek which would have chilled the -blood of men unused to her vicious ways. Manager France, of the Bull Domin go, heard the disturbance between the miners and the miserable old woman as he came up the gulch,- ; "Here, my good woman,"! said he, ,:here are two silver dollars. You had better not stay around here," he added, kindly, as she took the money and called the blessings of the saints upon his generous soul. "The men are not used to giving alms, and they will only treat you unkindly." , "He'd better be savin' them two dol lars to help out the payroll of the Bull Domingo who has been keeping a slate for nearly three months for the ac commodation . of 'wortcmen on that property." Senora Rosalina Ortiz once enjoyed a happy home in the City of Mexico, her birthplace. r She had all the opportu nities of education, both in Spanish and English, and in her early married life had traveled much. But misfor tune came to her in the death of her; husband and two of their three chil dren, after the loss of all the property they possessed. They had for several years made their home in the United States, where Senor Ortiz had died, leaving his widow penniless. Poverty and sin wej her undoing, and when the Colorado mining fever filled the mountains with fortune seekers of high and low degree Senora Ortiz drifted to Durango. She had sunk so Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair. 'DRr MOST PERFECT MADE. A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Fret from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant. O YEARS THE STANDARD. low in vice and crime that she was ac counted well fitted for anything from begging to petty thieving, even to the cutting of a t.hroat. . She was living as his mistress with a hardened character known as "Robber Dan," an American, whose life both in and out of the penitentiary was a series of misdeeds. He had earned his title as she had earned hers. They were well matched in their criminal ca reers, although the woman ha 1 thus far known no more of prison life than is afforded by county jails, ner only child, a boy of twelve years, had, like his mother, became a professional beg gar and thief. The ill treatment she had received at the hands and tongues of the miners at Rico had burned into her soul like a hot iron, though the wound was largely healed by the soft words and the silver so kindly bestowed by John France. But, since she was not likely ever to be able to carry out her threat of death to all save her own race and equally incapacitated to in sure the blessings of the saints which she had invoked, neither her curses nor her prayers were heeded. How ever, none who knew her had any faith in Black Rosa's possession of goodwill toward any one of American or European blood. Even Robber Dan and his male com panions in crime-who formed the most notorious and daring band of robbers in southern Colorado did not escape the vindictive spirit of Black Rosa. But the woman was useful to them, and when plentifully supplied with drink there was no crime too black for her wicked heart nor scheme too deep for her cunning brain. If she possessed a single redeeming trait no one had been able to discover it. Durango had been ablaze with the glory of frontier life a glory which comes but once in the lifetime of a new town. But there was then li ttle regard felt for the future by the for tune hunters who swarmed the streets and filled up the hotels and held high revelry in the saloons and dance halls of that camp. Honest men with capital, seeking to double their investments in a fort night, stood on the same level of as sociation with the horse thief and the road agent. Mine promoters and gamblers drank over the same bar. The crack of the stage driver's whip was but the echo of the pistol shot. Business conversations and ribald songs, laughter and curses inter mingled in a wild hurrah chorus. "Going back to the mine in the morn ing?" asked the clerk of the hotel a minute later, as France approached the desk and asked for writing ma terial "Yes, sure!" "Stage leaves at two o'clock." . "Well, call me a half hour earlier, and don't, for your head, let memiss the stage. I must be at the mine to morrow by all means. By the way, I have lost a white silk hankerchief with a black border. Look out for it." A few minutes later, while France was stiU busy writing. Sheriff Barney approached him and presented a little Mexican chap in whose possession had been found the silk handkerchief. "What shall I do with him?" asked the sheriff. "Lock him up," said the manager of the Bull Domingo hotel, "lock him up! That is the little rascal who came to mfc a few minutes ago begging for money. I gave him two bits and he shows his gratitude by stealing my handkerchief." The attention of the loungers about the hotel office was attracted by these loudly spoken words of John France; but they did not hear what he said in a hurried undertone to the sheriff, so there was a murmur of indignation against the man who would seek the punishment of a child for stealing a silk handkerchief and that after it had been returned. John France laughed and went to his room, while the sheriff smiled, as he always smiled in danger and out, and fed the boy away. The crowd looked puzzled. "He had my boy locked up, did he?" shrieked Black Rosa, when the details of this little episode were related to her. The black face of the little Mex ican woman seemed ablaze with indig nation. "He shall pay for this!" "Senora forgets the two silver dol lars," taunted Robber Dan; "I thought the senora might feel sorry that we had planned to rob this fine Ameri cano. But it's all right now is it, dearest?" he added, mockingly. "Rob him! murder him!" yelled Black . Rosa, and she staggered from her chair, as if she would carry out her own command, but fell on the floor in a heap. Dan and his pals lifted the woman to a bed, and the leader remarked that she would sleep till morning, and be neither help nor hindrance. It had been known for twenty -four hours that the money some ten thousand dollars for the Bull Dimingo pay roll had been received, but until announced by Manager France it was not known when that gentleman would start for thejnine. At twelve o'clock that night four men, heavily armed, rode out of Du rango. Two hours later the stage followed them, with one occupant on the in side and the driver alone on the front boot. Bloomer, the driver, might as well have been unaccompanied so far as th6 inside occupant of the coach Tailoring. I HASSAYAMPER Is onewho drank from Ariz ona's famous river in very early times. He is tall, rugged, strong of voice, long of beard and clad in rough boots, slouch hat and bine jeans. We never see one without wondering how he would feel and look in a handsome new suit made ty NICHOLSON THE TAILOR TAILOR. was concerned. But he was used to these lonely rides, and when a passen ger preferred to be exclusive it simply exhibited to Bloomer tlie poor taste of the passenger. So he talked to his horses and sang to them and passed the lonely hours as comfortably as if he had been surrounded by a half dozen passengers, and soon forgot the fellow on the inside. Coming to a bend in the road, where the ascent of the first steep mountain' is begun, Bloomer fell into a reflective mood and remarked to the nigh wheel er that the fellow on the ' inside might possibly "rise to an apprecia tion o' the society of a stage driver and his hosses if the muzzle of a double-barreled shotgun should hap pen to appear at the window of the coach." ' Of course Bloomer was not really ex pecting such a surprise for his unso ciable passenger; so when the shotgun appeared, with three others, and ac companied by an order to "throw down them ribboas and throw up them hands," he was himself so completely surprised that he obeyed without a word of protest. - : ' If he was surprised at this sudden appearance of "road agents, he was really dumfounded at what followed. For five minutes there was a rattle of shotguns as if a miniature battle were being foug'ht. When it was all over, two stage robbers were fatally wounded and the other two surren dered to Sheriff Barney and the man of straw on the inside was literally shot to pieces. And this is the way it all happened, as Bloomer himself was fond of telling it: "1'ou see, they didn't put me on. Never seen a sheriff yet that thought a stage driver had nerve enough to play out his hand in a game like that; an' I don't know but a feller woald git a little bit rattled a-wonderin' how he's a-goin' to come out at the end o' the game. It's purty ticklish bizness to be a-sittin' on a stage through the long, dark hours o' ,the night 'n' a-guessin' whether yer (join' tar drive back er ride in a box. But the way it all happened was like this: " You see that kid what stole the handkerchief done that for a blind. Hisol' woman she put him on. She writes a note tar France 'n' tell the kid ter drop it in his pocket' 'n' steal his handkercher, er anythin' else he could git his hands on, 'n' then kinder loiter 'roun' so"s to git caught. Well, sir, that ol' Black Rosa was a corker. She gives the whole snap away in the note, V she tells France ter have the boy put in jail, 'n' that'd be a tip for her that he gets the note. Then she sets up a howl 'n' throws the gang off, an' havin' bin drinkin' considerable an' feelin' a leetle bit skeered that her f lay wouldn't win, she was knocked clean out excited 'n' fainted on the dead square. "So France, w'en he gits the ol' wom an's note, he just quietly lets Barney in, 'n' Barney he tells him his system, 'n' they piays it to win.' W'n france he goes up to his room, Barney he goes 'n' gits his team 'n' meets France at the back door 'n' they goes out 'n' lays for the gang. 'S only one place on the road where a job o' stage fobbin' could be done 'n' the robbers git away, an' Bar ney he knows the place, an' that's where they camps 'n' waits for the .gang an' they gits 'em dead to rights. n "That inside passenger 's w'at knocked me cold. They puts the stage agent onto the play, 'n' he fixes up a straw man w'atye calls a dummy 'n' he loads him into the stage so's to fool me 'n' the road agents both. "I reckon Black Rosa didn't know how near she was a-callin' the turn w'en she prescribed death for gringos. She didn't git the ones she was after in the fust place, but I reckon the death of her ol' man 'n' Pete Johnson suited her notions better, w'en she comt to size up the job, fer they was both gringos one was American 'n t'other a Swede. "They say them Mexicans has al ways got a grudge ag'in somebody, but never remembers a kindness; but the way that play was made it looks like ol' Black Rosa didn't fergit John France's kind words to her w'en the miners was a-joshin' her- "Yes; perhaps the two silver dollars did have somethin' to do with it sil ver was a great power 'n Colorado 'n them days." Lewis Eddy, in N. Y. Advertiser. - 1 Subscribe for The Republican. De Rvered in any part of the city for only 25 cents a week. STOVES. TOVB Lowest in Price. Standard Manufacture. Largest Stock GREAT HEAT. A cold snap may some any night. Our $9 No. 7 COOK STOVE is a perfect gem. 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