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SEENTII YEAR. PIICENIX, ARIZONA. SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1896. VOL. VII. NO. 187, TTT"7r"TT mt0 Lib,-a,7, i6 WILL GET A KNOCKOUT BLOW Opponents of the Cuban Reso lution Will Slay It. The Senate Is Becoming Conserva tive on the Cuban Question There Would Be Little Reward or Honor In a War. WASHINGTON, Dec. 26. The Cu- 'Dan situation 'is uppermost in the puD-! nc mina nere, aitnougn congress is not in session and a fortnight will elapse before the discussion of the Cameron resolution authorizing the recognition of Cuba, will begin in earnest. The president and Secretary Olney stand opposed to the proposed action of congress. The senate committee on foreign relations listened to Mr. Olney, but their minds were made up in ad vance to report the Cameron resolu tion. American sentiment,, which fluctuates like the mercury in a ther mometer in a changeable climate, was wild with excitement for a brief twenty-four hours. The reaction, which came with the realization that such talk as Senator Cameron was try ing to commit the country to meant war, was almost a cold wave. Mr. 01 ney's prompt declaration that the pol icy of the administration would be continued, no matter what congress might do, was very apparently received in many sections of the country with a feeling of relief. To be sure, it has also stirred up the ire of many who consider that no president and his cabinet have a right to say that they propose to ignore the wishes of the people as expressed through congress. In fact, this little question of con stitutional rights between the execu tive and legislative branches of the government bids fair to eclipse the question of recognition of Cuba as a republic. This dispute, In which Mr. Olney, in the absence of his chief, has very promptly and forcibly thrown down the gauntlet to congress, is likely to be productive of much speech-making in both senate and house, for con gress will not mildly accept the post tion ot adviser to a sovereign without at least a few words of protest. At this the business Interests' of the country will not be likely to grumble. internal aissensions or congress or quarreling with the executive may be expensive In the way of consuming time, but congress would talk about something anyway and might pass some costly bills, if not otherwise oc cupied. In the meantime foreign pow ers would look on calmly and there would not be the least possible danger or a war resulting with any of them. The Cameron resolution has as dead ly a gauntlet to run as ever had captive in a Sioux war camp. Bludgeons are waiting for it all along the line, to say nothing of the sledgehammer which Mr. Olney says Mr. Cleveland has al- ready poised aloft for its receotion. The senate will not disturb the Christ mas merrymaking which its members expect to enjoy through the long re cess, and when they get back there may be a sort of "peace-on-earth-and-good will-towat-d-men" feeling existing there that will preclude all possibility of any action tending toward trouble with a foreign power. Conservatism is developing in the senate on the Cuban question, and some of those who criticise Mr. Olney the loudesf'for his undiplomatic and very Yankee manner of saying what would be done while the bridge to be crossed is still a long way off, are -not anxious to rush blindly into a war in which there could be little, if any, honor, no hope of reward, and consld erable cost, both in life and in money, to say nothing of the pensions for half a century to come. Should the senate finally pass the resolution and send It to the house. tne committee on foreign attairs in that body will greet it very coldly Many of the Republican members of - that committee agree with Mr. Olney that the best thing to do in the Cuban matter is just what has been done, After praising the wise foreign policy of the president, as several of them have already done, they will not be likely to change at this time. It is seldom that the house orders a com mittee to report anything which it has under consideration, but such a thing has been done, and it might be pos sible it would be done in this case, for there are a good many warm f riends of the Cuban cause in that body. Should the house recall the resolu tion from the foreign affairs commit tee unacted upon, there still remains the committee on rules to deal with. After the holiday recess there will be none too much time to pass all the appropriation bills, with such other matters of general legislation de manded. Since Speaker Reed and other mem bers of the committee on rules are op posed to any kind of belligerent reso lution, there seems to be scarcely a chance that Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Olney will get a chance to pigeonhole Mr. Cameron s resolution, much as they would like to do so. It is very evident,, from Mr. Olney 's positive statements, that the whole sit uation was discussed with the presi dent before the latter went on his duck hunting trip, and the necessity of some such official utterance as that made by Mr. Olney was authorized by Mr. Cleveland for the very purpose ex- plained by Mr. Olney that of pre venting a feeling of alarm from spread ing either in this country or abroad. Those who express the opinion that Mr. Olney has been too rash and that he will not be supported in the ground he has taken during the absence of Mr. Cleveland, have very little knowl edge of the letter's character, or of the Cuban question. THE A. & P. TO BE SOLD. Approaching End of Long Drawn Foreclosure Proceedings. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26 A final decree of foreclosure and sale of the Atlantic & Pacific railroad was filed in the United States circuit court today. This is the last of a series of similar decrees which have been made in suits between the same parties and for the same action in every district in which the insolvent Atlantic & Pacific has property. It Is ordered that unless the sum of $2,582,843.16 Is paid by the railroad to its creditors within thirty days, the entire property shall be sold at auc tion at Gallup, Bernalillo county, New Mexico. The foreclosure proceedings were instituted by the United States Trust company of New York to recover interest of an issue of bonds. THE BOUNDARY MATTER. Venezuela Makes an Offer Submitted Forty Years Ago. NEW YORK, Dec. 26. Senor Jose Andrade, the Venezuelan minister to the United States, accompanied by James J. Storrow, counsel for Vene zuela before the United States boun dary commission, arrived in this city this afternoon and left for Washington I tonight. When asked to say some thing about the treaty he showed the reporters a copy of a Venezuelan pa- per which, he said, expressed his views on the matter. This newspaper, the Venezuelan Herald, had several articles on the treaty and the follow ing is an extract from one of them: "Minister Andrade is going to Wash ington and "brings "with hira a copy of the agreement. It is in all essential particulars the same treaty offered by Venezuela forty years ago to Great Britain which Great Britain refused. "Under the fifty-year clause the only territory which Great Britain will have is the settlement between the Essequibo and Pmeroon rivers. By the fifty-year clause we exclude Great Britain from the Orinoco country and the Guyuani river, which is the por tion of the country which Venezuela has been especially desirous of keep ing. Un'warranted attacks have been made on the government, but they are based on no sound argument and it surprises us little to see such a rumor concerning the boundary question after everything has been settled. The United States has been the friend and representative of Venezuela, or to put it exactly, through its friend, the United States, Venezuela has negoti ated the treaty." Mr. Storrow was disinclined to talk of the boundary question, but he said the treaty was satisfactory 'to Vene zuela. - I FATAL FIRE DAMP. Eleven Men Dead in a Princeton, Ind., Mine. PRINCETON, Ind., Dec. 26. A ter rific explosion of Are damp occurred in the mine of the Maule Coal company, tnis city, this afternoon and as a re sult eleven or more men were instant ly killed, and four were wounded. One of the four men taken out alive is dangerously injured. Besides the dead bodies recovered so far, five or six others, names unknown, are dead in the mine. The dead are: Robert Maule, James Riley, John Riley, John Ernest, Theodore Fabre, David Nolan, Robert Ponylite, James Ponylite, James Krugy, James Turn and John Holmes. The mine has been in operation a short time; the air shafts are not quite completed and the gas which collects in portions of the mine was ignited by an open lamp. SICKLES FAVORS INTERFERENCE NEW YORK, Dec. 26. General Dan iel E. Sickles, ex-minister to Spain will speak on the Cuban question on Jackson's birthday, January 8, in Brooklyn, advocating interference by the United States in favor of the Cu bans. THE SILVER MARKET. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26. Silver bars and Mexican dollars, no market. PCIYETMETl CV THi? MFW ! IiiUillluiil Dl lilii lUCiD JllLH Football Championship mains in the Valley. Re- Presoott Defeats Phoenix One Day But the Next the Revolving Wedge Is Worked With Success on the Yavapai Athletes. "I don't know how much them In dians weigh, but they played about a i ton apiece." This remark was made ! by a member of the Prescott foot ball j eleven after the game yesterday, and referred to John G, Whdttier, John Ames. Wellington and other distin- eujShed persons who reside at the In- dian school and sometimes appear to advantage at foot ball. Prescott had just emerged from a foot ball carnival with inglorious de feat and five disabled men. It had gone into the contest stimulated by victory over the Phoenix eleven the day before. The official score in yes terday's game was, Indians, 22; Pres cott, 6. Unbiased spectators said it ought to have been 22 to 0, but the Indians could afford to give their op ponents the benefit of a doubtful play. The circumstances which led up to the disaster are variously speculated upon. The observations of the Pres cott players themselves -are of interest and value for the reason that they were made at close range. They say they were defeated on account of the dust which the Indians kept stirred up; because the Indians made the play too continuous; no time to spar for wind; because Prescott was not up in the Pima language and signals, and lastly because of a general unfamiliarity with the principle of the revolving wedge upon which the Indians have secured the patent right for this terri tory. No doubt all these causes were con tributory to the result. The superior weight ' of Prescott was as nothing. However the Prescott line was rein forced, it could not withstand the ter rific bucking of the red men. Merweed, who pranced gaily across the field the day before, dodging Phoe nix players, couldn't get a start yester day. Every scrimmage was a sure sign of Indian victory. But the great feature of the play was the operation of the reviving wedge which, seeing it had no-apex, might be more properly called a cyclone. It is formed by several players joining their sinewy hands, enclosing another player who has the ball in charge. The cyclone moves steadily with a circular motion toward the goal and when a favorable moment comes the cyclone bursts, scattering the opposition and releasing a swift runner who is out of jurisdiction with the ball before he can be located. The average weight of the Prescott team was 175 pounds. The Indians averaged 146. With William Stevens captain and Oliver Wellington field captain, they were lined up as follows: Right end, Vavages Buck; right tackle, Joseph McDonald; right guard, Jose Manuel; center, William Stevens; guard, George Head; tackle, Juan Allen; left end, John Ames; right halfback, James H. Ellis; left halfback, Cyrus Sun; quar terback, Oliver Wellington; fullback, John G. Whittier. Average weight, 146 pounds. Buck, Manuel, Head and Allen played this season for the first time, The first half might be described as a series of successful processions to ward the Prescott goal. The last half was more closely contested and near the end a punt enabled Myers of Pres cott to make a touchdown. When the game was over the vic torious Indians paraded the town with a composite yell borrowed from Ameri can colleges and the Apache tribe. The game Christmas between Phoe nix and Prescott was the hottest ever played in Arizona and was won by the visitors by superior weight, superb in terference and speedy sprinters. The general play of the Phoenix eleven. though, was more interesting to scientific spectator. RICH IN MINERAL. Great Opportunities for Prospectors and Investors Near Jerome. JEROME, Ariz., Dec. 26. (Special Correspondence of The Republican.) Although as yet only the higher alti tudes are covered with snow, the pros pector and his patient companion, Jackus Asinus,. are as much in evi dence as at any time of the year. The roads are in fair condition, the hill sides are covered with plenty of succu lent feed, and the weather has been up to date, pushing that of Italy for first place. Consequently, the heart of the hunter for the yellow metal is glad. One has only to stand in Je rome's main street for an hour or so and be convinced of the activity among the hills. One of the most promising of prop erties in the vicinity of Jerome is that of Winningham & Hull. Their mine is located near the head of Walnui gulch, about a mile from town. They have completed about 400 feet of tun nel and are now dn a body of ore which promises all that the most sanguine miner could wish or hope for. The property is such that Mr. Dennis Sheedy of the Grant Smelting com- Pany of Denver, Colo., has by bonding it set the seal of success on another Arizona producer. Seven claims owned by Joe Tambo rino and two partners, also in Walnut gulch, six miles further south, will all prove the right thing. They have a variety of ores, all workable, leaving a handsome profit, which is applied to wards the development of the proper ties. Many prospects in all the incipient stages of successful producers are to be found in almost any canyon and gulch about Jerome. The proof of these assertions may be found in the phenomenal amount of buildings of all descriptions which have been erected in our own city of Jerome, which is, indeed, just cause that complacent ex pression of conscious pride seen in the face of every Jeromeite. Dr. Woods, who bonded the Watson mill and Gold Ring mine in the Cherry Creek district, has also sufficient cause for congratulations. When the doc tor at first took the property it gave no inkling of what lay concealed with in, because surface indications pointed to a white elephant in place of a pro ducing mine, which it now has turned out to be. The mill is dropping five stamps, with a capacity for ten, and the additional five will soon be doub ling the output. The Cherry Creek country and the immediate boundaries of Jerome of fer an exceptional field for the pros pector and investor. It may be safely said that we have a real poor man's country hills and valleys, rich in precious metals, awaiting the con sistent, intelligent and ambitious worker. A stake can at all times be made at a variety of employments found at the smelter, in and about the town, at fair wagesj a month or two of such work enabling any man to pros pect to his heart's content. DAN. HETTY GREEN'S CALLER. A Brooklyn Crank Who Claimed to be Her Son. BROOKLYN, N. Y., Dec. 26. Mrs. Hetty Green had a narrow escape last night from a crank who pretended to be her son. Mrs. Green and her hus band have just taken up their quarters in the Hotel St George. It was a few minutes after 6 o'clock when the guests of the hotel were at dinner, that a smooth-faced young man, fairly well dfessed, wnt in icfcfl; stepped up to the desk. 'I want to see Mrs. Hetty Green, he said briskly. The clerk handed him a blank card upon which to write his name. The man wrote upon the card "Herbert Green." A bellboy was summoned and was sent to the fifth floor, where the Greens' apartments are. Mean while the young man was ushered in to the hotel sitting room. Mrs. Green was not in and Mr. Green was in his room. After looking at the card, he told the bellboy to say that he did not want to see the visitor. The bellboy returned and reported this to the clerk. The boy was told to in form the visitor, but when he went into the sitting room the man was gone. Mr. nidio, tne ciem, at once gave orders for a quiet search of the house. This resulted a few minutes later in the discovery of the man. who was crouching in the hallway beside Mrs. Green's door. He was at once led down stairs and asked what he meant by his conduct. Instead of re plying he bluntly demanded a room The register was pushed toward him and, seizing the pen, he wrote: "Hetty Green's son, Brooklyn." Mr. Niblo knew that the man could not be the son of the wealthy guest of the hotel, inasmuch as Mrs. Green's only son, Edward, is in Texas. So the clerk sent for Colonel Tumbridge, the proprietor of the hotel The colo nel quietly took the man by the arm and walked with him to the door. Just as the stranger reached the ves tibule he tried to strike the colonel but one of the porters seized his arm. Another porter came to the rescue, and between them they took the man and swung him far into a deep snow bank in Orange street He jumped up again and attempted to re-enter the hotel. He was met by the head porter, who threatened to call a policeman. The word "police man" seemed to terrify the man, and he went away. Mrs. Green returned about an hour afterward and heard the story of her unpleasant caller. She said it was nothing at all; that she was used to cranks, and wherever she went they were continually following her about and attempting to annoy her one way or another. A TOMBSTONE AFFAIR. Rival Mining Companies Litigation. Engage in NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 26. Suit has been begun "by the Empire Mining and Milling company of Maine against the Tombstone Mining and" Milling company of Hartford, Conn., for $250. 000. Two companies own adjoining properties in Arizona. It is alleged that the defendants agreed to open the property of the plaintiff for $10,000 and that the defendant comoanv in 1 oDenine the Dlaintiff 's nronertv sold $250,000 worth of ore. EUROPE IS MUCH CONCERNEI Over the Attitude of Americas Toward Cuba. Great Britain Urged by the Londom Newspapers to Offer Her Con ciliatory Offices to the United States and Spain. LONDON, Dec. 26. The attitude cf the United States towards Cuba cojv tinues to 'be the most engrossing sub ject in political circles here and on" tfte. continent The crisis has revfTedl recollections in Paris of the ill-fated'. Mexican expedition and interviews .. in-, this connection with Imperialist-General Barsiland Gallifet, M. Emile Ol livier and others have appeared In the-. French press. Ex-Queen Isabella of Spain is quoted' as having expressed her belief tftat the ideal of Napoleon III was "Qv union of the Latin element as a cobo- ' terpoise to the Immense spread 'if Anglo-Saxon influence. Her majesty is reported to have 6aid: "The failure of the Mexican expedition personalty disquieted me in the direction of Qiba. and you may add that tentative nego tiations for tue purchase of Cuba'b gan before my abdication and revfjed at the moment when Spain was crip pled and harassed by international struggles." The leading London weeklies devote much space to the Cuban situation and The Statist thinks there is very little: prospect that Spain will soon be aftfe; to assert her authority in Cuba, and; urges Great Britain, with or witcAit the consent of some of the great Euro pean powers, to offer her good offices.: to the. United States and Spain. NEST OF COUNTERFEITERS. PUEBLO, Colo., Dec. 26. A sensa tion was created here today "by the str- rest of Hector Chiarielion, a well. known business : man;. Charles Mos cow and wife and Zelius Zelist, charged. with having counterfeiting toolsta; their possession. The prisoners are alf. Italians. THE KID AND ZIEGLER DRAWV NEW YORK, Dec. 26.-t,-The McPart- land and Ziegler fight was declared a draw in the twentieth round. THE C. E. CONVENTION. - San Francisco People Are Preparing: for a Wonderful Gathering., WASHINGTON, Dec. 26. Mr. Wai ter R. Woodruff of San Francisco, Ile" is May jug at. Liie ouorenam. notf?r jna this city, says San Francisco will gi w j the Christian Endeavor conveBttom next year the heartiest welcome. ' it ever received. The guarantee futcf of. $25,000 was raised long ago," he said; today, "and if that amount shonlij.jajt-. De enougn tne citizens win aonaia: u. The people of San Francisco know tafc. tne convention will De one ot Xhei greatest advertisements of the sraiei that it ever has had, and nothing trill. be left undone to secure the attenctSjieer of as large a number of people irom. the east as possible. We want Just such people as the members of the: Christian Endeavprsocieties to ae--. our city and state, for we believe: it. will induce people to settle there.. That is our selfish way of looking sn. the convention. But leaving self in terest aside, the people from the fst will, for themselves alone, be rziQSt cordially welcomed and cared for S understand that the committee of ar rangements will obtain the lowest railroad rate that has ever been ob tained for such purposes, and the raiV roads can well afford to transport ""at a loss all who want to attend the con vention for the advertising it would give them." CURE FOR CANCER. A Method That Will do Away With: Knife Operations. NEW YORK, Dec 26. The case of George Sheridan, who is being oper ated on for cancer by the injection of erysipelas toxin sit Bellevue hospital, brings to light a cure which has been little known to the public heretofore, although the medical fraternity has; been acquainted with it for several: years. Dr. F. W. Robertson of Belle vue said yesterday that this method of absorbing malignant fibrous tumors: had been introduced some years ago -and was condemned by some physic ians and approved by others, at the time. As a matter of fact, Sheridan, wnose case was a peculiarly bad one, is im proving under this treatment, accord ing to the statement which a Bellevue physician in a position to know gave to a Tribune reporter yesterday. While the case is attracting no especial at tention from the general body of phy sicians, it must be remarked as a hope ful sign by those who are looking for the final disappearance of knife oper ations as a cure for sarcoma.