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Go to IWRTWELL& IIAMAKER'S the leading photographers, where you can get photos up to date. 29 S. 2d St. THE ABIZONA LIC Hurry! Hurry!! Hurry!!! and get your photos If yoc want them for Xmas HART WELL & HAMAKER, 29 S. 2d St. pnOENIX. ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNI1JG, DECEMBER 0, 1902. VOIi. XIII. NO. 217 TIIIllTEENTII YEAR. BJEPUB THE HAGUE TRIBUNAL MAY HAVE BUSINESS Of Straightening Out the Affairs of Venezuela That Is a Suggestion of the State Department at Wash ingtonSome of the Grievances of the Powers, How ever, Would Not Come Within Its Jurisdiction The Proposition of Venezuela Has Been Accepted Only by Germany, Which Has Been Influenced Mainly by Public Sentiment in the United States. Washington. December 13. The offi . i ll day closed without further devel opments here respecting Venezuelan c implications. Th.; Et-UJS of lh arbi tration proposition, on which everyone waits, was th;:t. with a wT.insncs.5 to incept such a solution in principle, not i::e c.f the allies were ready to submit uiucservedly t" arbitration. In each i ase there were reservations or condi tions insisted upon. Respecting t'.v? method of arbitration If it should com? i that form of adjustment, it is n ,td tint the feeling is growing tint the Hague tribunal should undcrt :ke the i ase. Mr. Rowen, it is reported, wishes t (iitr.o to Washington in r.rdcr t per ;nally effect an adjustment with th" j'.sident ambassadors of the allies, but iiilti the t-tate department makes I. : tatement upon the injirt it is be lieved that it does not r?sard this i-liv. with favor. It is pointed out here, in correction ith the proje ct t- refer the matter i th" H.sru" rihtrtal that some pan-::-: ." the di.--put; wi',1 not admit of atbi trat.on. Such is the ease for Instance v. here attacks on British and fierman subjects and the German legation at aracas, and arrests of consular ofii (rs, have made the Venezuelan offense univalent to attacks on th1 r.-itional lienor of the allies and such can be toned tor only by ample apology. The 'lague tribunal could not arbitrate such issues, but it is pointed, out at the stat'j department that the claims ire divisible. Hnd that if President c'aFtro chooses to render the necessary :.i'eligies the remaining questions can properly go to the Hague. It Is be- ii ved that the government inclines t" the view that there is a disposition tr insist needlessly on guarantees foi piyment by Venezuelt of an y judg ment that might be rendered against her by arbitration. It is believed that the force of enlightened public opinion would absolutely ensure the settlement ef any judgment rendered, by the aug ust tribunal and that President Cas tro would not be sustained by a single American country in defaulting. GERMANY ACCEPTS. Merlin. December 19. The answer of Germany to the arbitration proposal in bthalf of Venezuela was received through the I'nited States government iui'l is its acceptance. The delivery of 'his reply to the L'nited States for transmission to Minister Rowen is de layed for a day or two for tactical Masons, probably through expectitlon that another solution may be found. I esslbly by Presi le.it Castro yielding. Four days ago the idea of the German government w is to favor the rejecting ' f arbitration, and that was understoexl '"re to have J'een the temneT of I he Rritish foreign office. While it is Im possible to trace the steps that led to a reversal of this view, it appirs that the state of public opinion in the l'nited States so far as Germany is 1 "incrncd, produced a revision of the first ie'ea. GERMANY REGRETS That Her Motives Are Misunderstood in the l'nited States. Merlin, December 19. A semi-official mterner.t in the Nord 'Deutsche Alle ma in'- Zeitung saj s: "A local paper has published a ca-hl'-gram from New York saying tht the greatest excitement prevails here. Visit the OSTRICH FARM And Feather Salesroom, Located in Capitol Addi tion at end of Washington St. Car Line. Only 10 Minutes Ride or Drive from Center of Cit'. the beautiful dis play of Plumes, Eoas, Tans, and Novelties in the Salesroom a t Producer's Prices. Th? entire press holds Oe-rmany re sponsible for tha present si'.u jliim. Germany is attac ked in ho'ti'.e ,t1!s, while Great Britain if prabtJ. TIk; newspapers insist that Germany In tended to acquire eM-.nt'-s in Vciirzj d.i and Rrazil. "We notice simil-ir telegrams :n English papers," says the Nord D-ut- ! sehe Ailcmnl-ip Zeilur.ir. "and if th,'"i? statements are representative' of the feeling In the United Stales with even approximate co: r jc tr s we v.-culd have fineeroly t- deplore that tho Anicriein press shows itself aeecsible to whol'y unfounded suspicions cf Germ in policy. Tho government of the I'nited St it-s long ago was ate-rii dc-ally liif-umed that Germany was seeking nothing ia Venezuela beyond satisfaction for just claims and compensation. The Ar.g'o Ccrman co-operation was base l up m a similarity of interest-, oft'ccte.l a:i I only a willful prejudice could drfet a difference in the proceedings of the two countries. Tiie course of events will demonstrate that the intention of the German government i". free frc.-ii ad- ! venturous motives." w a tc h I n g w a i : n : n p ; . San Juan, i. K.. D-c :ebr The United States cruise r Albiny left Cule bia under high speed last night and her destination is the subject of various rumors throughout the f'.ect. The general belief is that she H bound for Venezuela. Adrr.iral Dewey and other officers on boerel th; May flower declined to announce the Al bany's destination or explain her mis sion, but It was arrerted that plans re garding the Christmas holidays will not be materially modified. The fact that there has U-en n change in th-ecis-ijn to send four battleships to riinie'ad and a cruiser t- Curacao is igr.iflcant because in the opinion cf he authorities n t'.'.ing has occurred to variar.t a change. At the same time the presence of these formidable ships it Trinidad is expected to exert a salutary effect. SHE GOES Tc) LA G I "A YRA. Sin Juan. P. It., Dee ember 19. The "nited State? cruder Albany has been ordered to La Guayra. Sh will i e urn here from that port. This step was taken in accordance with instrue ions from Secretary Moody, transmit ted through Admiral Dewty. A MERE REPORT. Caracas. December 19. The French note t- Venezuela is absolutely noth ing of the character of an ultimatum, although the text is stiii unxnown here, in conscience of the delay in trans mission by cable. Its terms pre simi lar to tlmse of Iielgium and Spain, asking the most favored nation trtat P'ent i:i tho piyment claims. TROl'RLE FROM WITHIN. Port of Spain, Trinidad. Doecmb'T 19. It r-porlel here that th- Vcnez'j lan revolutionary generals, Pcnaloza. Redat'elo, Birra and Solague, with a feine said to numlvr 10.000 men. ar marching on Caracas and are believed now to be near that city. COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL A Weakness of Copptr Both at Horn and Abroad. New York, December 19. To-day's stoc k market showed the natural effect of the elimination yesterday of a very large short interest and a consequent lack of important sustaining iiu;ueiice. ST( CKS. Atchison. SL'Vi: dopfel, r8): C. & o.. 4'.; Rig Four. 95 U; C. & S.. 27',; do pfd, OS; do second pfd, 42: Erie 2V,2: Gre.it Northern pfd. 191 Vi: Manhattan, 140; Metropolitan, 139: M. P.. 104: N J. C. IPS: N. Y. C. lf.2: Pa., V,iR: St. L. fc S. I. C9; do pfd. 78: do second pfd. PS; St. Paul. 173: S. P.. f,27, ;C. P.. PS;h; Amal. Copper, u: Anaconda SG'4; Sugar 147s: lT. S. Steel. 3t; e.O pfd, SOg; W. V., K7'.i: Santa Fe Copper, l'i. BONDS. ' reir 1 117. t.'. i"1.. rer. reir.. 1 i i nimnn j i''.vt. j. leg. anei coupon, I u j 2 ; new 4S. 1 rtO 1 . - - . j rcg. and coupon. 13."; old 4s. reg.. lOSVj; coupon, ju-jv-;; is, reg. and coupon, ! 103. METALS. New York, Dec ember 19. Copper wks firm and higher at London with sjiU at 51 7s fid, and futures 31 13s but it remained dull and nominal locally. 1 Standird nuoll, $10.75: lake. $ll.r.5: eloctrolyic ami casting. $11.45. There was a dec line of Is 3d London lead, to 10 l"is with the local market quiet and unchanged 4 121;. Spelter declined In both markets lf Ins 2' here, where it c losed at Jt.OTVs and 2s Gd In London, closing at 19 K.. Bar silver, 48'A. Mexican dollars, 37c. CHAIN AND PROVISIONS. Chicago, December 19. There was little Interest in trading today o-i the board of trade, both tho grain and pro vision markets being dull but c-Ios'pr prices were firmer. May wheat was up MWi. May corn c higher and oats fic higher. January provisions wore unchanged to 5e higher. May wheat opened 6'i Vie and after selling off to 76'i(ri76c. gradually ral lied to 77(!777e and closed 77c. May corn closed 43(Ti 454, after selling be tween 43e and 43-c. May oats closer 33-'5ic, after ranging between 33'4c and CATTL.LT AND SHEEP. Chicago. December 19. Cattle Kc ceipts, 7,000. Slow. Good to prime steers, $o.40$i6.50; poor to medium, $3.00 stockers and feeders, $2.0004.50: cows, $1.25 4.50; heifers, $2.0O&5.00; canners, $1.250 2.40; bulls, $2.O04.4O; calves. $3. 007.23; Texas fed steers, $.1.73'!j4.S0 Sheep Receipts, 11,000; 10CT1 5c lower; fa nibs, 1525c lower. Good to choice wethers rs, $3.7504.40; fair to c hoice m:x- .'.75fi3.75: western sheep. $;?.50iT . el. $ 4.40; native lambs, $1.00'fj.io ; western Limbs, $l.O0'Si5.7."'. WOOL AND HIDES. New York, De ember 19. Wool hiiles quiet. o FOl'GHT A DRAW. am, Mel'Ie-Hali'l n" Pittsburg and San Franc isto. Toy of Pitfd.m g. Pa.. Dee f ruber 19. The 10 round bout tonight between Jae-k Me- CI. Hand of Pittsburg and E Idi Toy i 'f S:n Fr'Ti'-''' 'sdoiPin a the fust round Toy reopened e n Me Cfc Hand's eye Hii'i kept Mac el'stress until the end 'f the ligiit. jn I.i the third round McCl 'Mind fori ed th" lighting. Toy in this round staggen-d the Pittsburger with a blow on the chin but be re taliatcd with a vicious rush temj inn ily putting Toy in a bad way. Th" f'lmth and fifth rounds were eve n with both men doing fast work and loth ble eding profusely. Tlie s-ucee eel ing rounds weie principally rushes in l clirchcn eich man trying hinl for a l'ncekout but each unable- to land. BEVY OF BOODLERS FOUND GUILTY Five Members St. Louis House of Del egates Sentenced to Five Tears. St. Louis. Mnr. December 19. The joint trial of the five former members if the- house of delegates, which be gan Tuesday, ended tonight in a ver dict of five years for each inan. in the; penitentiary. The defendants, John A. Sheiidan. James J. iJcnnv. Gharls Gutke, Edmund l:ereh anel T. E. Al bright, were c-onvie l.-d on charges of bribery lr connection with th-- passage 'i ine- rMioiuoan rimi ear mil ie ac- complish which, it was charge I, $4;i,OO0 was placeel in deposit to be used as re quired. The live def i.nelant", after hearing the verdict, filed motions for a nsnv trial anil each was released on bond. o SHE RROKE HIS HEART. And an Anarchist Teacher's Kille ! Her. Pupil Philade lphia, Pa.. Dee embe r 19. Voltairine Iecleyre, a noteel anarchist and a teacher of languages, was shot and fatally wounded toelay by Herman lleb-chcr. a former pupil. The worn in i.-i dying in a hospitil, and Helse he-r is in custody. I'nrepuit'-d love is n;tid to have pre inpted the deed. When ar retted Helse-her's only explan iti-:i wan the following: "We were swtethe-irts. she and -I: she broke my heart, and derc t;ved to be kille-d." Miss Leeleyre was thirty-six yeiru el'i and her assailant is twenty-four. The shooting occurred on the street and was witnessed by a 'number c.f persons. Mis-s LfeJcyie has .ittiiii-d wiele spicael n'toriety fh.otigh h'-r anarch istic utterances and intimacy with Emma 'Goldman and other anarchists. She was an accomplished linguist and music ian anl had wilttyc-n muc h anar chistic literature and many poems. Friends of the wounded woman say she came to this city about fiftee-n years ago from Michigan. Her father who was a Frenchman, is dead. Her n-either is said t) live somewhere in the west. He Ischer is a e-igarmaker. He was born in Russia and came to this coun- I try fourt-en years ago. For a time h lived in Rot-in but during the last eight years has resided here, lie is an avowed anarchist. i o SUFFERING FINS. Four Hundred Thousand Persons Jire De.nitute. St. Pet'-rsburg. December 19. Four , bundled thoiKenel perrons .ere repo-tel !!c-tituto and si." i vine- as a resull of crop fiilure j: Finland. The Anrlo Amriean church h-re has undertaken 1o f'.l r-nd clothe the "eh'-el children of Fini:-h pail.-.hes. and Pastor-Francis has ise-;:el ;m appeal for assistance in this work. He says the conditions today arc worse than those of 1S67. when ICO.000 persons died. "WEATHER TODAY. Washington. December 19. Forecast for Arizona Fair Saturilay and Sunday. NON UNION MEN TELL OF OUTRAGES Stories of Boycotts, Intimida tion and Personal Violence The Expulsion of One Irian From a Temperance Society and Another From the Hibernians The Last Session of the Strike Commission Before the Holidays Today. Scianton, Pa., December 19. Non union men, some of their relatives and others to the number of thirty appeared b-'fero the anthracite coal strike com mission today and told of the alleged boycotts, intimidations, dynamiting and violence in various forms during the strike. Each witness called , a sufferer in one form or another at the j hands, they alleged, of union men. j Four witnesses said attempts were I made to blow up their houses, one house was badly damaged, many wit I nesses were threatened with bodily harm, several were beaten, one was shot in the leg and every one stoned. boyt.ottv(1 or ilanKO(i ln ernBy. t)ne st.hoo, te:l).her testified to hav ing lost his position because his fatner did not strike. One man was aske-: to resign from a Catholic temperance society and another witness was ex peinvi irom me local loeige or the Ancient Order of Hibernians after a membership of twenty-six to twenty tight years because they classed him as "unfair." John H. Dugan. the man who was reeiucstea to give up ms mem bership In the temperance society re mained at work doing repair workani acting as a watchman. He we-pt while on the witness stand as he told of how they ordered htm t' raw. In ie;i;- unii in. my years oi pieasani o i wound ' relations with its members. Hi was very active in the society and 'drilled many of those who had grown to manhood in the: military branch oi the' soe-ie-ty. He said he had been stoneil ami otherwise badly treat"il and added that a good clubbing would not have hurt half, as inue-h as the action of the soe-ie-ty in throwing him out or the order. The Iniys he had drilled In the society stoned him on the highway and when he displayed his revolver the-y all dropped flat on the road. C. S. Harrow, for the miners, asked the witness if he thought the union taught them that, to which the witness replied that he, as en pa In of he? mili tary company society had taught Uio boys the military tactics which they resorted to when he flourished his re volver. James Mitchell was the man who wan expelled from the Hibernian society. He s.iid he worked during the strike as a repair man and did not consider it unfiir because he did not mine any coal. He had been a member of the society twenty-eight years and at a meeting one night during the strike the 'iiiestion of his unfairness came up and the members present unanimously voted to expel him. He had been pay ing dues all these years and was Jn good standing and further added that now he was glad he was out of it. All other witness te-stilii-d to hnving i b en hanged in effigy, one or more times, that grocers, butchers, milkmen , a t! icemen refused to serve? them be cause they were afraio thct their busi ness would be boycotted anel were severely heaten and socially ostracised. The commission will meet at it o'cloctt tomorrow morning and will adjourn at ll:4r o'clock for the holidays, mosi of t.ie commissioners leaving immedi ately for their homes. o PURE FOOD BILL PASSES THE HOUSE Comparatively UIHe Opposi tion to the Measure I A Definition of the Word "Adultera tion" Within the Meaning of the law Sufficiently Broad to Cover All Attempts at Fraud. Washington, December 19 The house toelay passed the pure food bill by a vote of 72 to 21. There was not a quorum present but that point was not raised by the opponents of the measure. Thc speakers today were Messrs. Richardson of Alabama; Hepburn, o Iowa; Gaines of Tennessee, and Schrim of Maryland, for the measure ami Chandler of Mississippi, against it. Tiie bill inhibits the introduction into any state or territory or the District of Columbii from any other state or terri tory or from any foreign country, or the shipment to any foreign country ol any article of food or drug which Is sidulterated or misbranded. The above inhibition is made to apply to any ship ping, delivering, or .receiving witnin I the regions named any such food adul I terated. Adulteration in the bill is defined as follows: In tiie case of drugs, if seld under a name recognized in the United States pharmacopia, and the drug diiVerti from the stanel-irds of strength, quali ty or purity determined by a test laid clown in such ph;:rniacopi.i at the time of investigation so that its strength or purity falls below the professed stand ard under which it Is sold; If it be an Imitation of, or offered for sale uneTer the name of another article, and in case of confectionery if it contain terra alba, barytes, talc, chrome yellow or other mineral substance, or poisonous eolers or fjavors. In case of foods, when any substance is mixed with it so as to lower or injuriously affect the quality or strength so that such pro duct when offered for sale shall tend to deceive the purchaser; If any substance or substances have been substituted so that the product when sold shall tend to deceive the purchaser. If any valuable constituent of the article has been wholly or In part abstracted; If It be an imitation for or offered for sals under the distinct name of another ar ticle; if it be mixed, colored, powdered, or stained In a manner whereby the damage or Inferiority concealed; if it contain any added or poisonous ingred ient which may render such article In jurious to health: if it is falsely labeled as a foreign product, or Is an Imitation of another substance of previously es tablished name, or which has been trade marked or patented; if it consists in whole or in part of filthy, decompos ed or putrid animal or vegetable sub stance or any portion of an annua; uh i.. for food or if it Is the product of a diseased animal or one that died other wise than by slaughter. The last rection of the bill provides that any article of food or drug that is adulterated or misbranded within tha meaning of this bill, and la transporteu or being transported from one state to another for sale, or if sold In the Dis trict of Columbia or the territories, or if Imported from a foreign country, shall be liable to confiscation by a pro cess of libel for condemnation in the L'nited States courts. Such goods, it is also provided, shall not be sold u. any state contrary to the laws thereof. rt-l ... iue nouse commute on commerce reported favorably a bill reejuiring safety appliances for coupling car. Representative Stevens, of Texas in troduced a bill to open for settlement. 5('5,(MM) acres of land in the Kiowa. Comanche and Apache Indian reserva tion in Oklahoma. AN AMERICAN WRESTLER Ruffalo, N. Y.. December 19. Tom Jenkins successfully defended his title as the American catc-h-as-catch-can wrestling champion tonight by defeat ing Jim Parr, the English champion. l air won th first fall In seventeen i minutes and thirty seonels by a trick , play. Jerkins won the second and third in iour minut-s and twenty-one ute-s thirty seconds rrspee ticely. o min- SEVERE NORTHERN STORM Omaha, December 19. Reports re ceived at the railroad offices in this city te II of a se vere storm of ;tnow and wdnel extending over the; western por tion of Nebraska and into Wyoming. Rain f. II for several hours in Omaha this afternoon. TO BE STOCKHOLDERS A Co-operative Plan by the Eepublic Steel aad Iron Company. Pittsburg. December 19. Notice has been received at the office of the Anial- igamated Association of Iron. Steel and iin workers from the Republic Iron and Steel company that a plan for making the workmen in those plants stockholders in the company will he presented to the next convention at Columbus, O. Plans are now being considered by whieh the puddlers and finishers em ployed in the mills of this company can become ctockholders. and it is said that probably the scheme will be ratified by the convention. The officials of the Republic lion and Stel company have decided, if the plan is adopted that men will be given representation on the board of directors. u. P. PENSIONER. Making Up a List of Rencfie iaries of the New Order. Omaha, December 19. A partial list cT those who will be jeensioned by tile Union Pacific railroad after Januarv 1 was made public today. The list w hich is still Incomplete, Includes many men prominent in the passenger ce partment. auditing and mechanical de partments who have served the com p.my more than twenty years. In the passenger department several district and traveling passenger agents located in various parts of the country, are mentioned for the retired list. The auditing department also coir.es in for several changes, and the shops over the system will lose many of the old employes. At the headquarters in this city, it is said that there will be sweeping reductions although the list will not be made public for some time. TIIE SILVERTON S PROGRESS. San Francise-o, December 19 The fol lowing message was received from the cable ship Silvertown: "Position at noon, latitude 31.99 north; longitude. 13ti.46 west. Total cable paid out S65 knots. Weather fine." CANS' EASY VICTORY. Providence. R. L, December 19. Joe Gans of Raltimore. made short work of Howard Wilson of Philadelphia to night. In the third round Gans sent Wilson down for the count with a let jolt to the body. NEW RAILROAD. Rirmingham. All., Deecmbtr 19 The R. sscmcr Coil. Coke & Railroid company, cap.t.il $500,000. has been or-gani.-.c.l at L'-rscmer, Al., to mine coal and ore. J . ACCOUNTANT Mining Corporation Accounts Adjusted u NEW MEXICAN DELEGATE APPEALS TO THE PRESS Asks That Judgment Be Withheld Till Both Sides Can Be Heard His Criticism of the Report of the Senate Sub-Committee Which He Says Is Based Not Upon the Average Condition in the Territories He Assures the Country That No Part of the Country Ranks Higher in Intelligence Than Arizona and New Mexico and None Are Richer in Material Resources. Washington, December 19. Delegate Rodey of Nw Mexico today published an appeal directed to the editors an-S the press of the country, asking for their aid anel for fair treatment of the territories that are fighting for admiss ion to the union against powerful sec tional and other interests that, he say.', aie trying to keep them out. H ? fays there prevails everywhere a great lick of infonnation. He contends that the census is incorrect as to the territories of New Mexico and Arizona: that Arizona has not less than 175.000 peopre within its borders, and they arc as in telligent as any icople in the n.ittlon and the-re is not to exceed five or s:x per cent of illiteracy in the population of the territory; that it is the He-hest mineral section of the I'nited States. ! and that It has absolute. mil nrnsnortivo i ' Irrigation projects and possibditirs that would nake it rank as one of tile most prosperous of states. He declares that the Mormon ejuestion is of se lit tle account there the.t It could no: figure in the territory's affairs. As to New Mexico, Mr. Rodey con tends that it has not loss than 3"0,ooo inhabitants of whom thre-fifths an people from the slates and their eles- WYOMING'S WORST RAGING BLIZZARD It It Ftared That There Will Ee Great Loss of Life. Denver, Colo., December 19 A special to the Republican from Laramie, Wyo., says today's blizzard has been the worst ever known. It is believed that considerable loss of life will result. All stages running from Laramine except that to Centennial, forty miles distant, returning after vainly trying to brav the storm this morning. The Centen nial stage has not returned and it is feareel that the driver and passengers have perished. Mads Walbott, whose j son died yesterday in Omaha, started from his ranch near Centennial yester day for Laramie. He has not arrtvecf. A special from Cheyenne says the coal shoi tage which has already caused hardship has been accentuated by to day's storm which made it impossible to deliver the c-oal in the city. All the street traffic has been stopped. The storm continues tonight unabated. EXTENDS INTO COLORADO. Denver, December 19. The blizzard wnic-h has been raging in Wyoming for twenty-four hours reached northern and eastern Colorado tonight and all railroads running Into Denver arc either blockaded or badly delayed. An incoming Roc k Island train is stuc k in the snow at Goodl.ind, Kan., and the train which should have left here a: 9:30 tonight over that road was aban doned. The Union Pacific is blockaded between here and Cheyenne. All the mountain roads are badly crippled. Snow- plows have been ordered to the scenes of the blockades. The weather in Denver is waim though snow is threatened. o TIIE TIMES LIREL SUIT. San Diego, Cal., December 19. In th? libel suit of Mrs. Tingley against the Los Angeles Times, the plaintiff today concluded her case. The defense will introduce 'testimony tomorrow. o A KANSAS RAIN. . Topeka, Kan., December 19. A cold THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PHOENIX, ARIZONA. Paid-up Capital, 100.0"W. Surplus and Undivided Profits. tSO.OOO. E. B. GAGE, President. T. W. FEMBERTON, Vice Pre. H. J.M 'CLUNG, Cashlot L. B. LARIMER. Assistant Cashier. Steel-lined Vaults and Steel Safety Deposit Boxes. General Baaklnp BualnMa. Drafts Issued on all principal cities of the world. Directors G. B. Richmond, B. Heyman, F. M. Murphy, D. M. Ferry, E. B. Gage, T. W. P.mbertoa. R. N. Fred erick L. H. Chalmers. Frank Alkire. , THE PRESCOTT NATIONAL BANK PRESOOTT. ARIZONA.. Tald-up Capital, J100.000.ii0. Surplus and UneJllvdod Profits. $50,000.00. r. M. M IT It PI I Y. President. MORRIS GOLDWATKR. Vice President. R. N. FREDERICKS. Cashier. W. C. BRANDON, Assistant Cashier. Brooklyn chrome Ptoel-llned Vaults and Pnfe Deposit Boxes. A frrnrsl bRfia In business transacted. 1 Mroctors F. M. Murphy, L. B. Gaite. Morris Uoldwatm John C. HVrndon, F. G. Brecht. D. M. Ferry. R. N. Frederick. Iili( Distune T.Ilhon N Ml. J. S. ACKER & CO. Snite 4 Union Block PreSCOtt, Arizona Brokers in Real Estate, Mining and Mining Stocks. Correspondence solicited, and information cheerfully given. ce ndants, and that the remaining ;wo fiflhs, American citizens of Spanish descent, are the best of citizens to be found anywhere and more than one half of them speak the English 'an guagc. He asserts that there is nn to exceed 13 per cent of illiteracy in tlm whole territory and that it has the? finest system of public schools and eeiu catiom.1 institutions in proprortion to its population of any jurisdiction in the nation; that it is the greatest live, stock country under the Hag and hns more coal ami iron than any other ftatc or territory, and that it is ptogressing today faster than any other part wf the nation. Its irrigation possibilities, he says, are almost unlimited. He criticises Senator Reveridge's sub-committee re port on New Mexico and Arizona and says the findings in it are based not up on the average but upon very excep tional things. He asks the press of th-: country to withhold its editorial judg ment on the question of the admission cf New Mexie.-o and Arizona ti the United States until both sides of the eiuestion shall be discussed on tile lloor of the senate after the fifth o January next. rain prevails .all over Kansas tonight and has been in progress for the past six hours. The temperature is consid erably higher than at any time for a week and snow which covered tho grounel to a depth of five inches is rapidly melting. The ground has not been frozen to any extent, and the winter wheat is in fine condition. FOR SALE 80 acres alfalfa, UTAH water, $3,300 40 acres alfalfa, MESA water, $l19ii. 10 acres adjoining PHOENIX on north, MARICOPAw ater, 5-.100. Improvements al m cost $1,300.00. SO acres one-half ALFALFA $2,000. Under the BUCKEYE CANAL. For Rent Several fully improved suburban places. Loans promptly made on Im proved property. Dwight B. Heard. 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