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.
of Long Drawn
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
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.,
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
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
THE SILVER MARKET.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26. Silver
bars and Mexican dollars, no market.
PCIYETMETl CV THi? MFW !
IiiUillluiil Dl lilii lUCiD JllLH
mains in the Valley.
Presoott Defeats Phoenix One Day
But the Next the Revolving Wedge
Is Worked With Success on the
"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
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
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
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.
Sheedy of the Grant Smelting com-
Pany of Denver, Colo., has by bonding
it set the seal of success on another
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
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
A TOMBSTONE AFFAIR.
Rival Mining Companies
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
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-.
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
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.
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
CURE FOR CANCER.
A Method That Will do Away With:
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.
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