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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN rnOEKIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 28, 1901. TWELFTH YEAR. VOL. XII. NO. 224. A RAVAGED COAST Southern California Swept by a Wind A SANTA ANA AFFAIR The Grange Industry Sericusly lam aged in Many Places The South ern Pacific Tied Up and the Santa Fe Train Service Greatly Belayed by Piling Sand Communication by Telegraph and Telephone Cut Off. I.os Angeles. Dec. 27.--A windstorm of unusual forte and destriu -ttveuess raged today all over the southern part of California. The storm was what is locally known as a "Santa Ana," and carried with it a fine dust from the desert on the east, that fills the air and obscures the vision at distances ot more than a few hundred yards. Hearts from the surrounding towns describe much damage wrought by th? wind to oranges and some damage t.i small buildings. Railroad traffic is delayed, and in some instances en tirely obstructed. The slwrm was iho heaviest in the vicinity jf 'olton and Pomona, between which places thret? passenger trains on the main line 01 the Southern Pacific are stalled. the Hand piling upon the track to a depth of two feet in places, and resisting- all efforts to keep the tracks eleir. Kefiorts from Kiverside. the heart of the orange growing region, sixty miles east of l,os Angeles, state that im mense damage resulted from the high wind. Oranges have been blown from the trees, and in some cases the trees 'themselves goingdown before the forte of the storm. From all accounts th.r loss to the orchardists in the if iversid. district will be in the neighborhood of .",0jO boXeS. At Kedlands the storm was sever, but ir.oFt of the damage was not ser ious. Sand fdled upo.i the railroad tracks and obstructed all traffic dur ing the day. No through trains from lAtm Angeles have reached It-dlands to day. Telegraph and telephone wires have suffered to a more or l?ss ex tent throughout the storm area, and communication with many places is difficult. The wind ceased at Podlnnds late in the afternoon, and a large fore of men was pat at work to clear th" railroad tracks and release the de layed trains. At Rochester, twenty miles east of Itedlands. the Southern Pad lit east lound train was tied up. Colion seems to have been the very center of the disturbance, and the win I has done considerable damage t fruit and small buildings. Sand blocked the railroads and no trajns have moved in that vicinity since morning. The storm reached its height at 4 oV lot k in the afternoon and gradually subsided after that hour. The Southern Pacific has been the worst sufferer in the matter of delayed trains. In many plates it has be?n impossible n move a wheel. The Santa Fe. while greatly delayed, managed to, keep its trains moving. The only inconvenience suffered in Los Angeles from the storm was due to a fine dust that filled the air and obscured the vision. Very little wind accompanied the dust storm here, and no damage has been reported In the immediate vicinity of this city South of hre. however, the storm approached a cyclone in its severity, and much damage is believed to have resulted t cftg Ostrich Opens Today Located in the Capitol Addition at end o" car line lO tnlnutel drive from center of city a herd of gigantic ostriches, standing 7 tr 10 feet hiph, weigrhlnfr I'M to 4'0 lbs. also a hit of baby ostrich thicks just hatched, only v. few days' old. and a herd of Nubian osftches just arrived af;r a iwo months' voyage, having been imported direct from the Nubian lesert to Phoenix. VISIT our salesroom and see the pret iest display of ostrich feathers to be seen In the United States. Ostrich plumes, tips. boas, collars, fans, pompons, hair nov elties and. la fact. e-erythlns made out of ostrich rear:e:-!i. Admission 25 cents. . Open daily, including Sundays oranges. Owtnp; to luck of facilities for , communicating with many outlyine points tonight, the full extent of the ilamaBe will not be learned until to morrow. THK HOMK OF THE STORM. Santa Ana. Cal.. Dec. 27. The sever est storm felt here In thirty years raged throughout the day. Th wind at one time reached a velocity of eighty miles an hour and was accompanied by :-t blinding dust that arrested for a time all truffle on the streets and forced a suspension of business in general. Much damage to crops and other property Is reported. The storm continues tonight, but with somewhat less velocity. The telegraph, telephone and electric liKht comiwinleu suffered severely, wires going down In ll directions and this city tonight is in darkness. Kvery awning and sign board in town blew down. The damage in this vicinity will be many thousands of dollars. Reports from Pomona say the wind was blowing at a velocity of ninety miles an hour this a't?rnoon. A PLKISHMANN At't"Ol'NT. Said To Have Iteen Found With a New York Stock Broker. New York. Dec. 27. Justice T-event-ritt of the supreme court, today granted an attachment for $!to,(M) against Henry J. Fleshmann In favor of the Farmers' & Merchants' Bank of Los Angeles, Cal. Fleshrnann. it is al leged, while cashier of the bank .con verted to his own use funds of the bank, and is now a fugitive from Jus tice. Deputy Sheriff Roberts served a copy of the attachment on F. It. Cocheran, a down town stock broker, at whose office Finish ma nn is said to have an account. THE FINANCIAL MABKET Condition of the Stock and Bond List j Yesterday. I Mew York. Dec. T. Bonds I'nited j States refunding s. registered. 10Si; i pon. los;: new 4s. registered and cou pon. 1391s ; old is. registered, 111: coupon. U27; 5. registered and coupon. STOCKS. Atchison, 71: Rock Islnnd. ex. div.. 10: Lackawanna. ".'.V): Itio (irande, 43 : Kri?. Manhattan. 137: Mstro- politan Street Railway, 1611: Missouri Purine. lfcr.i ; Jjrsey entral, 18: New Vcrk Central. 1667,,: Norther Pacific preferred. P9-"i: Pennsylvania. I19li: St. Paul. lR4ii: Southern Pacific. 60: t'nion Pacific, "insvi: Amalgamated Copper, cxr Stwrr rtiuHMr.-- lin'i: Tnited States Steel. 42: Western I'nfon. W'j. COFFEY FLUED Ee Was Responsible for the Uplands Disaster. San Francisco. Dee. 1:7. After coins through the testimony of the train crews, taken by Superintendent W'orthinBton of the coast division. In the official Investigation of the wreck at I'plunds. Manaser Ajtler of the t-'outhern Pacific has issued an order formally discharging KnK'neer V J. Coffey from the company's service. Aglcr s decision holds that Coffey v.'a:-, solely responsible for the disaster, which resulted in the lo.s of six lives and the injury of a score of olher pas sengers, through overlooking his or ders. Conductor Williams of the north bound train is completely exonerated. 1H.fo u ua a cnntlii't itf testimonv aS to whether Fireman 1 ameron had done j his full duty, but Manager Agler oe eided to give him the benefit of the uouht. HAD SEEN DE W0ILED A South Omaha Kid Temporarily in Phoenix. "Say. boss, kin you check me fer a feed?" The speaker was an undersized boy of 14, and the person addressed was Justice Burnett, who was on hi way up Washington street on Thurs day nisht. "What do you mean?" asked Judpe Burnett. tj whom the re quest was unintelligible. "1 mean." said the boy, "k!n you fix me fer a meal." In reply to further questioning, he said: I went out to ree de steer tyin dis afternoon an' hid me box in tie brush, an' when 1 went back ler it some guy had awipeu it. Wi lout me box I didn't have no v.-ay to make dime, an I aint had nothin to eat fence dis mornin. " 'Dou you want a biff" feed or Just a common dinner?" inquired Justice Burnett. "I want tie biggest I kin Kit fer de money." replied the boy. "Ail right," said the justice.'but you want to be careful about holding people up on the street. If the police catch you at it they'll run you in. You'll be brought before me then and I'll have to send you to jail." bat d be a great Joke," observed the boy. The youngster was led around to a restaurant, and the justice told the proprietor to give him all he could hold and vharge it. "All right. Judge." said the proprietor. The boy started anil asked. "Is he de jedge." Being told that he was. he said, "Hully, gee, I might 'a' grit pinched." The youth told his story in wry much the following language: "My home s in Souf Omaha. 1 run away about a year an' a half ago to see de wolld. 1 went all t'rough de west an' c'aliforny. an I'm on my way btck. I seen ull I want to look at. My eyes Is s.jre a lookin' at tings." lie was usked how long he thought It would take him to get back to South Omaha. "Oh," he replied: "I guess 111 git dere In time fer de Fourt' o' July." RAILROAD BUILDING The Completion of Canyon Cut-Off 's The ICew Line Will Be Thrown Open to Traffic Tomorrow Prospect of Kaiiroad Construction of the Com ing1 Year. Prestott, Ariz.. Pec. 2G. (Special cor respondence of The Republican.) On Sunday. December 2!th, the Santa Fe, Prest ott xL Phoenix Railway company will begin the movement of Its trains over what Is known us the Hell Can yon Cut-On". This Im an improvement of the company's roadway which be gins four miles from Ash Fork and ex lends to near Mile Post 30 on the old operated line, that i to say. the com pany -has buiit an entirely . new road covering tvveniy-six miles of its oi J line. The stations of Meath. WIcklow. Kot k Butte. Lime Kiln and Cedar CUade. on the old road, will be dis continued : corresponding stations on the new road will be Meath. Wood Sid ing. Kotk Butte, Cedar tSlade and Lime Kiln. The only traffic- for the old line erignuting at the former sta tions was that In ce.iar wood, feme posts and lime; t'.ie traf fic In wood will be continued on the new line, and probably in even Ltrger quantities than on the old: lime from the ramie lime kiln will be hauled by wajron to the new road: and con sumers of this well known ami first class lime will not be inconvenient e.l in the least. President Murphy, accompanied by members of the city round!, and the b iard or sui ervisors, prominent citi zens and olllcials of the road will make an inspection trip over the cul-o!T on Saturday. The party will be accom panied by Mr. Murray Nelson, a mem ber of the oi:-.merci:il club of Chi cago. The new line U t wenty-three miles long, or" three mile shorter than the old line which It taka the place of. The maximum northbound ascending grade is Hi per cent, as against 3 per cent on the old line; or. In other words, the same power will perform consider ably more than twice the service thai it did on the old line. The virtual southbound grade ascending is re duced from a 1 per cent t-j i, of 1 per cent. The maximum degree of curva ture on the new line is only 6 degrees per VK feet as compared with 12, and the total degrees eliminate! is a little more- than 2,o. The summit of the mountain on the new line is 41'4 feet lower than that on the old in fart, the line becomes a prairie road in place of a mountain mad. and the summit In approached by an undulating grade fn,m hoih din-etions instead of a con tinuous maximum grade, as on the old line. The oid line about to be torn up. crossed forty bridges. Aside fr;m the Hell Canyon Fteel viadutt and Little Hell "an yon bridge. thre are but eight pile and trest le bridges on the new road: these are short and low, and when compared with the Immense wooden structures on the old road, stem worth little thought. Work on this improvement was be gun early in February of the present year, although the grading progressed quite slowly-until nearly mid-summer. Mr. J. W. Thurber of Williams was the contractor for grading the roadway, and the track was laid by the com pany's employes in charge of Mr. S. W. Higley; v 11 the wooden bridges have been constructed in a like man ner by the general foreman of bridges and buildings, Mr. George Tisdal.'. The engineering was in direct charge of Mr. J. A. Jaeger, assistant engineer. The most notable feiture of the Hell Canyon Cut-off is that or the Hell Canyon viaduct, crossing a. deep can yon, which to to the time this Im provement was conceived has been generally conceded cr: practically im passable. The viaduct is n fine steel structure, erecterj by the Missouri Val ley Bridge and Iron Works, A. J. Tul lock, proprietor, of leaven worth, Kan. It is 6-l" feet in length and crosses the canyon at an elevation of 165 feet- or ISO feet above the foundation of the sub-mrueture. The track ii carried by steel gii'ders fr m thirty to ninety feet in length, supported on steel towers ln the usual manner of construction of railway vladu t.. The viaduct Is constructed to carry the largest loads of modern railway traffic. The sub structure of this viaduct consists of concrete piers mid abutments built by the Well known tirm of B. Lnntry Sons, in charge of II. Hourer. superinten dent. The traveling public cannot be other wise than much interested In this rail way Improvement; It not only shorten. the road, but obviates the necessity of a mountain ride, which while it might be conFidereJ beaut If Ml from a scenic point of view, will be much more satisfactory to travelers gener ally If they are takenover a road which crosses fewer high bridges and trains are not impelled to run so slowly on account of steep gradeJ. This improvement was conceived and carried to completion by the orig inal owners of the road, under the di re t supervision of Chief Kngineer W. A. Drake, and had the full support of the original corporation. The im provements Feem to have bv?en mad" necessaiy by the great Increase In the volume of traftic movingox er the Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix Railway com pany's lines. A; the time the oil road was made, all the freight and passen gers were moved in one short, dally mixed train, while at the present time two freight trains dally, ln addtion to the passenger service, are frequently necessary and thirty-six cars con stitute a full loaded train. Further improvements on this road will, of course, be made from time to time by the new owners as traffic justifies. This has been a. very ac tive year i:i railroad building in this county, an J the next will be equally so. That part of the Bradshu w Mountain railway from Huron to the Poland mine is nearly completed and will be in opera tion by Marrh 1. ThiH extension is an instance of the well known policy of this company to watch the? develop ment of the country and aid it. Mr. K. M. -Murphy, who har, organ ized a company for the construction of the Phoenix & Kastern railroud from Phoenix to I tendon, has lately re turned from the east. urxc;::;: OF A PI I IP. Will Today. WuHhingKin, Dec. 27. Memlters of the president's cabinet, with their fam ilies, and several bureau chiefs of tha nnvVf department, guests of the New port Nows Ship Building and Dry D k j company, left here for N port News at 10 o'clock this evening by special train to at t.nd t he launching of the battleship Missouri at 11 o'clock tomor row. The Missouri Is a sister ship of the Ohio and the Maine. Her contract price was $S.8S7.QOO. The Missouri's contract speed Is eighteen knots an hour, so that she will rank next to the battleships of tha Oeorgia class In speed. Her com plement will be forty officers and ."11 men. THE "PIOUS" FUND To Receive, an Addition of Another Million Dollars. Washington. Dee. 27. The state de yirtmetit ha? just added another to the long list of arbitrations which it has arranged within the last few days for the reitlement of American claims. This arbitration will provide for the settlement of the "pious" fund, which has been the subject of diplomatic ex changes between the Cnited States and Mexico, since the Mi'XicHn war. The claim arose throiiRn the failure of the Mexican government in ay in t he Archbishop of 'altfornia interest on the lands belonging to the Jesuits, for which the Mexican government acted as trustee. The claim wan sub mitted to the Mexican claims commis sion in 1S77, and judgment was given in favor of the church for about Jl.tJOO.000. The Mexican government alleged that that payment extinguished the claim, but the state Cepartment held that the interest began again from the date of the award and has run until at present. It amounts to another mil lion dollars. Personal representations by the Archbishop of California, who wa3 recently in Washington, and other dignitaries of the Catholic church, caused the department to prers the imitlvrt witl ilyn suit r.iat -d. '"" - -'o PEACE ESTABLISHED By the Changing of a Word in the Protocol. Buenos Ay res. Dec. 27. It is gener ally admitted this evening that the dif ficulties between Argeni:n i and Chili have been ended. It is true, that a word on the p rot oca I was changed be fore the text of the document w as made public at Santiago, but SenAr Porte la, the Argentina minister, pro tested agninst the alteration and the Chilian foreign minister promptly or dered a reclassification to be made. The street demonstrations yester day evening, which were surprised by the police, gave rise to rumors of a revolutionary movement, which had no foundation in fact. 'ertiin streets of Buenos Ay res were occupied tonight by a force of police who will prevent further manifestations. Dr. Alt-orta. when questioned this evening by a correspondent of iho Associated Press on the incident aris ing from the alleged changing of the word in the prntoc.nl by the Chilian minister of foreign affairs, Senor Vanes, replied that he attached no im portance to this affair and believed the difficulties between the two countries would be successfully arranged tomor row. A DEAD SENATOR New Jersey With Single Representa tive in the Upper House. Camden. N. J., Dec . 27. X-nite-1 States Senator Wm. J. Sewall died at him home here nt 9:30 today. For the pR.st five days it hns been known that the end was near, he having been slow ly growing weaker each day. CONGRESS COM M I TTRKS. Washington. Dec. 27. Committees were appointed today on behalf of the senate and house to attend the funeral of the late Senator Sewall of New Jer sey, the date of which has not yet been TO SEE THK LAUNCHING. Newport News, Dec. 27. Mrs. Roose velt and children nnu Mrs. Cowles, sister of the president, arrived at Old Pclnt this afternoon on the dispatch boat Dolphin. The vessel anchored off th? fort, but none of the party came ashore. They will come up to the launching of the Missouri in the morn ing on the Dolphin, after which they will return to Washington. AN OVATION FOB. SCHLEY Demonstration at a Washington The ater Last Night. Washington. Dec. 1.7 AJmiral Sfhley and ex-Secretary of the Navy Herb?ri occupied a box at the National theater toniRht. It was the first time the ad miral had been in a public place here since the verdict of the court of in iiutry. The house was crowded, and when the admiral appeart-d. lie was piven an ovation, the applause lasting several minutes. A FALLING IN EXPORTS The Quantify Has Increased in the Year. The Appaient Loss of Foreign Business Is Nothing More Than a Decrease in Price Two Islands Unaccount ed For. Washington, Dee. 17. (Special.) That the reduction in exportatlons of manufactures is largely due to reduced prices and absence of data on the com merce with Hawaii and Porto Kico is apparent from some tlgures just coin piled by the treasury bureau of sta tistics. The reduction in the tot:l value of exports of manufactures U. as has already been stated, chiefly in iron and steel, copper and mineral oil. The reduction in mineral oil now amounts to about three million dollars in the eleven months ending with November, white In quantity exported there has been an actual increase of seventy mil lion gallons, as comMared with the eleven months of jaw. In exports of wire during the ten months ending with October the value of the exports rhows a decrease. hi!e the quantity has during that time increased over eleven million pound.-, as compared with the same period of last year. Of locomotives there is an increase in the number actually cxp-.irted and a de crease in value .tin mnting in nearly half a million dollars, of bar iron tli average export price ,ir pound In the ten months of 1W1, compared with the corresponding nmn; hs of l'joo. shows a decrease of 20 per cent; wire ro Is, a decrwuse In price er pound o? n er H per cent ; billets, ingots and blooms, over 12 per cent l eduction in . price; steel rail.-, a reduiiou of 10 per cent in piit e per ton; tin plates, ii reduction of 25 per cent in pri.e per pound; struc tural Iron and steel, tt per cent; cut nails, 12 per cent ; v. ire. 16 per cent ; :xnd oth-r artieleH of iron and sted show alMiut the same rate of reduction in price per unit of quantity. Among all the articles of iron . nd steel ex ported In which ;uan?ities as well a. values are given, and an opportunity thus afforded to determine tha export price per pound, about three-fourths of them show reduced prices per pound, ton. or other unit of quantity. The fact that none of the merchan dise sent to the Hawaiian islands or Porto Kico have u.;n Included in th? statement of e"porli to foreign coun tries o!o takes r.wny from the statis tics of manufactures exported MtoUi lo,"ft.000 which would be included ir t he methods followed in former years when Hawaii and Porto Kico were for eign territory were applied at the pres ent time. Kstimau by thi bureau of statistics based rpm statements ob tained regarding the shipments be tween the I'nlt-i States and thes irlands during the pi "-i nt year put the value of the exrort to Hawaii In the ten months ending vvilh October at about twenty-four million dollars, an 1 to Porto Kico at 0 millions, ma kins lit apparent that our ox potts to thnso I islands in the ten months in question amount to about ih'rty million dollars; while an examination -f the class of merchandise expo:'d to them in for mer ears indicates that more than one-half is manufactures. This would indicate that a considerable bhare of the apparent redaction in our exports of manufactures is due to the absence, j of statistics of ship, n:Hs of manufac- Linea to moe isiuiKis tne exports to which were formerlv included in the statements of our foreign commerce. Add to this the facts shown in th2 above statement regarding the reduc tion In export pries of iron and steel and mineral oil. an 1 a l:rr uronor . lion of the apparent reduction in ex ports of manufactures s acoounte 1 for. A CURIOUS WILL By Which R. M. Robertson Disposed of His Estate. The cstat? of Robert M. Robertson, which has bren in probate court for some time, is now out of iu There was a decree of final distribution yesterday and the executrix was discharged. The estate was worth, according to the ap praisers, J3.HC0. and It was disposed of by one of th; most curious wills that was ever a d i n 1 1 1 ed to proba t e 1 n this county. It was written by th- testator himself, who remarked ln It that he understood that a holographic will was better calculated to withstand wear and tear than any other kind. vvv- 80 ACRES OF Buckeye Land Highly improved with two water rights for only SJ.700. t NEW MODERN RESIDENCE Now being- completed on Center Stret, for Rent February 1st, 1902 at reasonable figure. DwightB. Beard Corner Center and Adams Streets. :--M:-K-i-sx-::-:": it There was really jio ne?d of precaution in this case, for there was no one who could have entertained any designs against the wishes of the testator. Bobertson was an old resident of Tempe and had b?en in the employ of C. T. Hayden for a grrat many years. AH his property was left to his wife. Joaquina V. Kobertson. It consisted of a mare by the name of Baby and a progeny of the mare called Bobs. There was a tract of land, some shares in a canal and a set of harness, at that time In the possession of K. . Schmidt, probably with the object of being re paired, though how Mr. Robertson kntw that the harness would be there at thr time of his death Is not niad clear. He no doubt understood the dilator) ways of men who u.ifTertake to repair things. The will contains what the tcstatoi b llev;-d to be a compile list of his creditors. One item is as follows, ver batim: "I owe C. W. Miller a sum for subscription to- a newspaper. I thinks In fairness t should not pay more lhant one-half thj subscription, as while 1, worked at Hayden's more than three--fourths of the papers were swiped and I never saw them. His wife, who was named as the exe cutrix without bond, was directed to sell as much of the property as she could spare and pay the debts. The testator states that he believes it to be the wish of his wife to leave all her property at her death to her nephew Alexander, and he offers a suggestion which he thinks, if acted upon, would be beneficial to both. He advises her to discharge all the indebtedness against the estate and take out a life insurance policy; to then make a will and demise the amount of the policy to Alexander and W him k?ep it paid up. In this way she can provide for Alex ander's future without any laborious effort on her own part. The executrix was especially enjoined against making his funeral the occa sion of a pompous display. Kvery thing was to be of the cheapest and simplest character. There was even to be no hearse. His remains were to be drawn to the grave by Baby, the man. They were th?n to be interred without cere mony of any kind. WANT MOKE WAGES Engineers and F?ramen Address the Northern Pacific. St Paul. Minn.. Dec. 27. P. M. Ar thur, chief of the Brotherhood of Lo comotive Engineers. J. J. Hanrahan. vice grand master of the Brotherhood of Ixcomotive Firemen, are In St. Paul in .conference with the members of the adjustment committees of the Greni Northern engineers and firemen and the omVials of the system. Their utMiuua. .ul.io secure an Increase of wages for the men. President 11:11 and Superintendent Ward were absent from St. Paul at'the time of the visit of the national broth erhood officers. The requests of th. employes will now be the subject the conference. tif SDUTH AFRICAN WAR Details of an Engagement a Week Ago at Hand. London, Dec. 27. Details were re ceived here tuday from South Africa of the ambuscading near Beginderyn. in the Orange River colony. December 21 of 20) mounted in.'antry by 3on Boers and 40 armed natives, led by Com mandant Britz. They show the British losses to have be mi ten men killed and fifteen wounded. The loss of the Boers Is net known. MESSAGE TO ROOSEVELT. Amsterdam, Dec. 27. As a result of conferences between clergymen. Rev. Mr. Brokhuysen and tne Boer leaders here It has been decided to send C. M. Wesseds to the I'nited States in Janu ary bearing a letter from Mr. Krug;r to President Roosevelt. o NEARING FREEDOM. Constantinople. Dec. 27. Dispatches from Saloniea report that W. W. Peet, treasurer cf thj missionary society at Constantinople, has established com munication with the brigands who hold Miss Stone captive and he hopes that the release of Miss Stone will be ac complished within a fortnight. CHILDREN CREMATED. Buffalo, Dec. 27. Three children of Mary Grezel were burned to death to day In a fire that destroyed a two-tsory frame building en Lombard street. They were aged 10. 7 and 3. The mother and a baby two days old were carried from the building on a mattress. The Evans Loan and Investment Co. ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 15, 1S85 Lend Money on Improved Real Estate Have for sale an extensive list of improved and unimproved city, suburban and country realty, containing: many attractive ofterinRs, which is furnished on application. HAVE MANY RESIDENCES FOR SALE AND FOR RENT. Tender Their Services to Conservative Honey Lender! a. W. EVANS, C. J. CORNELL, President. Secretary. NO'. I AINU 3 W. WASHINGTON STREET THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PHOENIX. ARIZONA. Paid-up Capital, J100.000. Surplus and Undivided Profits, tTfl.Om. E B. G AC K. President. T. W. PEM BURTON. Vice-President. C. J. 1IA1-U Cashier. I,. R. LARIMER. Assistant Cashier. Steel-lined Vaults and Steel Safety Deposit lioxes. General Banking: Business. I"ratts Issued on all ttrinelpal cities of the world, directors Jas. A. Fleming:. C. J. Hall. G. B Richmond. A. N. Gaee. B. Heyman. F. SI. Murphy. D. M. Ferry. E. B. Ihohe SAVINGS BANK AND TRDST CO. vjMe, j . . enuivriun. PHOENIX, ARIZONA. CHARLES F. AINSWORTH. Presld-nt. a M. MeCOWAN. Vice -Pree! dent. R. If. (WEKNK. Secselnry. Autliorized Capital JNiO.uOO. Hours 9 a. m. to 3 p. Tn. Interest on deposits. No commission on loans. Huprh li. Price. Cashier and Treas urer. Directors Charles F. Ainsworth. S. M. McCowan. Hugh li. Price, W. C Foster, R. H. Greene. THE GERMAN LEVY For the Collection of an Overdue Claim GATHERING WARSHIPS Germany . Has Been Assured of the Consent of the United States to Make & Demonstration Against Venezuela There Will Be a Seiz ure of Ports but the Occnpation Will Only Be Long Enough for the Collection of Claims. Washington, Dec. 27. The gathering of German warships in the vicinity of Venezuela and the presence In the same location of many American, British, French and other foreign warships arj directing attention to the imminence of the naval demonstrations Germany Is about to make against Venezuela. Thus far th. German government has not made known the exact details of her purpose in the move, official communi cation to the I'nited States being con lined toinquiry as to the attitudeof tht. government on the question of the demonstration in view of the purpose on the part oT Germany not to acquire any permanent foothold in Venezuela. , The answer of this government was entirely satisfactory' to' the German authorities, who since have proceeded with the execution of their plans for coercing Venezuela. It is said to be probable that the first move by Ger many will be the establishment of a blockade cf Venezuelan ports so as to prevent the Introduction of food prod ucts into Venezuela and thus starve the besieged into submission. Venezu ela is entirely dependent on the outside v,..rld f.;r Its supply of corn, which is a stfpl among Venezuelans. Germany expects to occupy one or mora of th? main ports of Venezuela, probably La Guayra and Maracaibo. ln this connection the most positive as surances have been giv?-n the I'nited Statss government that the occupation Is to be temporary .4ml only for such a length of time as .will permit the col lection of the debt due to Germans, thus disposing of the report that there is any ulterior purpose to establish a German coaling station on Venezuelan soil. On the part of Venezuela It is semi t.IHcially understood that President Castro has made known that he is pre pared for any eventual. There is com plete tdlence. however, as to the de feiiFtve measures Venezuela Is adopt ing, but there is no Indication that she is laying mines or preparing In any way to resist the occupation of In. Guayra or Maracaibo. SURPRISED BY REBELS Seven Men of the Ninth Infantry Killed. Washington. Dec. 27. The wax de partment has received a cablegram from General Chaffee at Manila, giv ing an account of an engagement near Depado, Samar. in which company E. of the Ninth infantry, lost seven men killed and a number wounded. The cablegram reads as follows:: "During a scout near Depado on Dec. 24th. Captain Schoefel. with a detach ment of eighteen men of company E. of the Ninth infantry, was attacked by a large force of bolomen springing from a thicket. A severe hana to hand con flict ensued." After giving a list of the casualties, he adds: "The enemy was driven from the field and suffered severely. Xa property was lost." AN ATLANTIC STORM. St. Johns, N. F.. Dec. 27. Furious gales swept the coast of Newfoundland last night and wrought much destruc tion among fishing boats and fishing properties at Bay islands, where sev eral American vessels were seeking cargoes of herring. At Placentia, on the west coast, fish ing boats suffered great damage and wharves and water front buildings were destroyed.