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Hesston Creamer Butter.
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ber that we carry a full and complete
line of first-class hardware of every de
scription at the lowest prices in town.
Catron Block - Santa Fe.
Phone 53
Lower 'Frisco St.
Nw Mexico.
The Flourishing: Comity Scat of Grant
County Presents a Sad Spec
tacle To-day.
Business Part of the City Wrecked by
Unexampled Floods Postoffice and
Hotels Ruined Damage Esti
mated at $150,000.
Denver, July 23. A special to the
Times trom Silver City.N. M., says: This
town presents a sad speotaole to-day,
caused by the most destructive flood ever
known in this region.
'' On Sunday night, the water oame down
from every direction, and, meeting at
Porterfield's corner, threw the flood
right on to the principal business houses.
Mad and sand piled np on -Broadway
The postoffice is mined. The Tremont
and Timmer hotels are badly wrecked,
the lower floors being rilled with sand and
water. The Broadway hotel is totally
wrecked. In every part of town, houBes
are tumbling down.
Gillette & Son have lost goods to the
amount of $12,000. Other business houses
have lost similar amounts.
DAMAOE $150,000.
The approximate estimated loss is
$150,060. A cumber of bridges have
been washed away. It will be a week be
fore trains can run into town. The
weather is threatening to-day. Should
more rain fall it will finish the buildings
that remain.
New York, July 23. Money on call
nominally easy at 1 per cent; prime
mercantile paper, 3 i.
Silver, 66; lead, $3.20.
Chioago. Cattle, market steady; Texas
steers, $2.75 $4 10. Sheep, slow.
Kansas City. Cattle, best, lOo lower;
others, weak; Texas steers, $2.85 $1.20;
Texas cows, $1.50 $2.75; beef steers,
$3.40 i $5.60; native oows, $1.50 $3.22;
stockers and feeders, $2.00 $4.15; bulls,
$2.00 $2.95. Sheep, steady.
Chioago. Wheat, July, 66; Sept., 67J
. Corn, Jnly, 44; Sept.,44J. Oats,
July, Sept., 22 .
Island of Trinidad Practically Seized
by England Monroe Doc
trine Defied.
New York, July 23. A Herald dispatch
from Buenos Ayres says: A correspond
ent in Rio Janeiro telegraphs that ad
vices to the Emrlish legation there de
clare that England claims the island of
Trinidad as its own. One cargo of eoal
has been landed on the island already.
In view of this, it was decided by Brazil's
cabinet formally to protest. A message
to that effect was accordingly sent to
Brazil's minister in London, fiery
articles have appeared in the Brazilian
papers denouncing England, and asking
where the Monroe doctrine applies now.
The Meddlesome A. P. A.
Omaha, Jnly 23. As a result of the dis
satisfaction of the A. P. A. board of edu
cation with Bupt. Marble, of the city
schools, he has been deposed and ftrana
B. Cooper, superintendent of the Des
Moines city schools, has been selected in
his plaoe. Snpt. Marble refused to per
mit the A. P. A. or any other element to
dictate the management of the schools.
The fight on him by the A. P. A. resulted.
Secretary Hmlth Has Hone to Ueorgla
on a Talking Tour- womau Bur
gage Complication In Utah
Death Sentence Com
muted. Washington, July 23. Secretary Hoke
Smith has gone to Georgia to enter upon
the campaign of eduoation. The secretary
will oppose the free and unlimited coinage
of silver. - He will make a number of
speeches in behalf of the administration
theory on the money question, one of
which, at least, will be delivered in the
district represented by ex-Speaker Crisp.
Innumerable invitations have been re
ceived by the secretary to speak in vari
ous parts of the state, bnt he announces
the impossibility of his aooeptanoe.
, Secretary Smith says he will disarm bis
critics who have seen fit to revive hie let
ter of 1390 by promptly admitting the
mistake he then made and deolaring that
his attitude at that time was doe to ignor
anoe of the subject.
i Seoretaiy Smith has made the predic
tion that the people of Georgia, who in
such overwhelming numbers deolared for
free silver in 1890, will be found deolaring
for "sound money" this year.
Delegate-elect Frank Cannon, of Utah,
outlines rhat will probably prove a very
interesting question in connection with
the election to take plaoe in that territory
next November, when the constitution
adopted by the recent constitutional con
vention will be presented to the people
for ratification or rejection, and when
also state and county officers will be
voted for. The constitution provides for
female suffrage. The Demoeratio leaders
have taken the position that, under this
provision, women must be allowed to
vote at the election in November, espe
cially in view of the fact that officials are
to be elected. The Republicans oontend
ou the other hand that Utah is sti'l a ter
ritory and that this election must be held
in aooordanoe with the forma provided by
oongress, whieh do not permit of the ex
eroise of the eleetive f ranohise by women.
A general effort on the part of the ladies
to vote might, in view of the conflicting
claims, produce important complications
in the fnture,
- The president has commuted the death
entenae of Thos. I. Taylor, sentenoed to
be hanged on Friday for wife murder.
It is asserted that Taylor was driven to
the deed by his wife's unfaithfulness.
Killed In Dakota.
Hot Springs, S. D., Jnly 23. On Satur
day evening, ou Lame Johnny creek, six
miles north of Buffalo Oap, John Taylor,
a young rancher, was shot and instantly
killed by Horace OrofTord, ex-oommis-sioner
of Ouster county and an extensive
sheep owner. The trouble arose between
the parties over the possession of range
for Crofford's sheep. Crofford claims that
he did the killing in self-defense.
Further Bloodshed Expected Before
Jackson's Hole Troubles Are,
Finally Settled?" v
Indians Evidently Preparing to Fight-
Many Have Gone to the Scene
Opinion at Agency that Federal
Troops Must be Us 3d,
Pooatello, Idaho, July 23. As the Ban
nook Indian agency, twelve miles north
here, those in authority do not believe
that the trouble in the Jackson Hole
country can possibly reach a liiml settle
ment now without more bloodshed. The
Indian police as a rule are Indians first
and polioe afterward, and evidently have
made a report to their brother braves,
for almost every able-bodied Bannock
has deoamped for the scene of the trouble-.
From some of the most respected po
lice, it is learned that many Indians who
are apparently returning to their homes,
have said that they were taking, thoir
squaws and papooses home to the reser
vation, and would return to-see the white
men in the Jackson Hole country. Agent
Teters has gone on a trip through the
Jackson Hole country on horsebnek. It
is the general opinion at the agency that
the Bannook braves can not be brought
back without the use of federal troops.
Washington. The Indian office is still
without recent official information re
garding the alleged Bannock outbreak in
Idaho. The Bannocks are well known as
peaceful Indians and the officials are sure
they can not be gnilty of the outbreak.
If, as a dispatch states, thirteen Ban
nocks have been snot by the Bettlers for
no graver offense than killing game, it is
not thought wonderful that the others
are in an excited and threatening state.
It is not be'ieved in this case that there
is any danger of their making war on
those who do not molest them. It is
freely stated at the office that there is a
class' of men in Jaokson Hole country,
who make a praotioe of systematically
exaggerating all Indian troubles with a
view to securing the presence of U. S.
troops on the scene.
New Yorlr. B. Forsythe Little, father
of B. Forsythe Little, jr., one of the party
of Princeton students,- now in Wyo
ming, has reoeived the following dis
patch to-day from Capt. A. S. Anderson,
U. S. A., in oommand of the troops in
Yellow Stone park: Fountain Geyser,
July 23. The Prinoetoc party is all
right, no trouble, everybody here
perfeotly well. (Signed) A. S. Anderson.
Shocking Outrage Perpetrated by
Fiends Incarnate In Nebraska
Three farmers Arrested.
Shelton, Neb., July 23. Sheriff Dean,
of Grand Island, last evening arrested
Samuel and William Hough and Solomon
Oswolt, on a complaint of Miss Emily
Caterlin, who lives with her brother on a
farm abont seven miles northwest of this
place. Mies Caterlin's brother was ab
sent from home, on Saturday night, and
she heard some one knock at the door,
and, supposing it was her brother re
turning, got np to admit him. Upon
opening the door she was struck over the
head with a club and dragged into the
yard by three men, who, after outraging
her, forced a pointed Btiok abont three
inches in length into her person and left
her. The girl claims that she recognized
as her assailants the parties now under
arrest, who are all farmers and welt con
nected. They claim to be greatly as
tonished and say they can easily prove
an alibi.
Kollt quits.
Birmingham, Ala., Jnly 23. Captain
Reuben F. Eolb, who has been twice de
feated for governor of Alabama on the
Populist tioket, says that he will not again
be a candidate for governor.
Eolb said that he was opposed to far
ther fusion of the Populists with the Re
publicans and will, appear before the
state Populist committee at i meeting
here to-morrow and fight fusion. In this
he will be supported by Chairman S. M.
However, the belief prevails that the
committee will deoide to fuse. W.' F.
Aldrioh, a wealthy Republican, has al
ready been settled npon at a meeting of
prominent Republican and Populist
leaders as the fusion candidate for govern
or. The committee meeting promises to
split the Populist party wide open on
this question, and may result in two
tickets being placed in the field.
Destructive Cloudbursts in the Coal
and Iron Regions-No Loss of
Life Reported.
Dnnbar, P-, July 23. Last night's
flood and storm did great damage. The
Presbytorian parsonage was struck by
lightning and partially destroyed. Many
buildings are badly damaged. The tele
graph poles along the Baltimore & Ohio
road were blown down and the track be
tween Dunbar and Uniontown was
washed out for over a half mile. The
mines and ooke works of this section are
flooded and much damage has resulted.
Many houses were swept away, but, as
far as known, the occupants escaped to
the mountains. The heavy hail storm
which followed worked destruction to
Connellcsvillo, Pa. The heaviest rala
storm in this vioinity for years eu'nina-
ted last night in a cloud burst, resulting
in an immense loss of property. As far
as known no lives were lost.
Bradford. Pa. A cloud burst ooearred
here last night. All railroads are blocked
by washouts and bridges are swept away.
It is impossible to reach Hcottda'e, where
the worst of the trouble is tearea.
Pacific Coasters Who Pretend to Be
lieve in the Validity of the
Peralta Grant.
"Baron" Peralta-Reavis Alleged to Be
a Persecuted Individual One of
His Old Backers Speaks.
San Franoisoo, Cel., July 23. That
James Addison Peralta-Reavis, claimant
of the famous Arizona grant, is an aroh
oonspirator in the most stupendous fraud
ever oonoeived and attempted to be per
petrated in this or any other country is
deemed by many persons in this city to
bean impossibility.
That he is the viotimof persecution be
cause of his claim and because of the fact
that should it be allowed 12,000,000 acres
of land in Arizona, now populated by 40,
000 persons and worth $75,000,000, would
revert to him, is confidently asserted.
But whether he be oonspirator or con
spired against, the story of the Peralta
grant surpasses in intorost any tale in ro
mance or real life that has held the atten
tion of the public iu many a long year.
It is essentially
for though the property in question is
located in Arizona, the wife of Peralta
Reavis, through whom he has endeavored
to establish title, is a native of this state
and has relatives and acquaintances in
San Francisoo. The men who first baoked
the aspirant for wealth beyond the wild
est dreams of avarice are Cnlifornians,
and much of the testimony in the case
which has recently been decided at Santa
Fe, N. M., adversely to the claimant, are
residents of Mendocino county. Mr. and
MrB. Peralta resided at the Bella Vista
hotel, in this city, and their twins, Don
Carlos Loreto Silva de Peralta-Reavis,
and Don Miguel Nerveoio Silva do Per-nlta-Reavis,
were christened there March
22, 1893.
When Mr. Reavia was in this city his
headquarters were in the office of Dr.
Andrew T. Sherwood, in the Donohoe
building, and there are shelved many
muniments of title and volumes of testi
mony bearing on his case. Dr. Sher
wood has known Reavis and his wife
many years. It was in Sherwood valley,
Mendocino county, that Mrs. Rea?is lived
and the dootor has au intimate knowledge
of the character of the witnesses who
were called upon to prove that Mrs.
Keavis was not the daughter of Jose
Maso, the heir to the grant, but was the
offspring of an Indian squaw and a man
named John Treadway.
I consider," said Dr. Bnerwooa as he
sat in Mb office to-day, "that Mr. Reavis
has a perfect title to that grant. The
affidavits taken in Mendocino county to
prove that Mrs. Reavis was the
were given by squaw-men and persons
whose testimony should have no weight
in any court. One affidavit was from a
equaw who, as I learn, swore that she was
present at the birth of Mrs. Heavis. I
believe that she testified that Treadway
was the father. Now I knew Treadway.
He came out to California in the early
days with my brother. I know that he
never pretended to be the father of the
girl, and in faot nobody ever supposed
that he was. We never heard uf such a
"This whole case has been tried in the
newspapers and by corruption fuuds, in
my opinion. Now I will show you an in
stance of how facts have been perverted
and false opinion created." Dr. Sher
wood here went Into an inner omoe ana
in his hand. It was a copy of a great St.
Louis daily. "Here," Baid the doctor, "is
a piotnre of Mrs. R"vis and under it is
a piotnre or her tatner. mey were puo-
liehed together to show the remarkable
resemblance between rather and daught
er. You can see for yourself that there
is an unmistakable resemblanoe. Well,
in order to bolster up the theory that the
woman is the daughter of Treadway they
have put the name of John A. Treadway
under the man's picture, whereas the
likeness is really that of Jose Maso, the
woman's real father. I'll prove that to
Dr. Sherwood took down a book whioh
oontained evidence in the case, and turn
ed to a page which bore the piotnre of
Maso. It was an exact counterpart of
the picture published in the newspaper
as being the counterfeit presentment of
"You see they used this picture to show
the resemblance and put the wrong name
under to oreate the impression that the
girl's father was Treadway. What eould
be more palpable? Those artioles were
written for money.
"As for this court, oan anyone tell me
what right an Amerioan court has to go
to Mexico to sit and necide that doou
ments that have been declared by Mex
ican oourts to be genuine are frauds and
forgeries f
"Mr. Reavis in the course of his investi
gation was told that if he went to Mexioo
he wonld find on file there records of the
grant. He went, and spent three months
searching for them m the archives of the
master of reoords. He failed to find any
mention of them, and was in despair.
He had, though, letters to many
and he went to these gentlemen and told
them his troubles. One of them told him
that a alerk iu the oflioe of the master of
reoords had been there many years, was a
historian and knew more abont such
matters perhaps than any man in Mex
ico. Mr. Reavis went to this man and
was promptly told that if there were any
such reoords as those he wanted they
would not be in the custody of the master
of reoords. They were what were called
royal records, and were kept in another
department, keavis went to this other
department, and foand the grant and all
the documents in connection with it. The
volumes were anoient and the binding of
the books stuck together. Reavis then
petitioned the master of reoords for cer
tified oopies, bat was informed that the
master had no authority to issue them,
bat that he might go into eourt and
to compel him to issue the certified
copies. This he did, and the matter oame
up for hearing. The result was that the
master of reoords was ordered to issue
the papers, and, of coarse, complied, as
he d .sired only the authority of eourt tot
his aotion. Those certified copies were
signed by the master of reoords and by
all the officials whose signatures were
necessary. Mow, on the top of this, this
Amerioan oourt goes down there and says
that the doouments were all forgeries.
The supreme oourt of this oountry hat
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Absolutely pure
repeatedly decided that documents which
come from foreign oouutrieB properly
certified shall be accepted in the courts of
this country as correct, and how they oan
set aside the action of the Mexican courts
in this matter I do not know. We have
here the spectaole of an American oourt
going into Mexioo and setting aside the
aotion of the oourts of that country.
"It is impossible that any one man
oonld have forged all the signatures in
this case. Reavis would have had to
forge over 200 Spanish
No man oould have done it. It is the
most improbable thing oonceivable.
"To return to the paternity of Mrs.
Reavis, I will venture to say that no
Amerioan jury npon seeing Mrs. Reavis
would decide that she was the daughter
of an Indian sqnaw by a white man, even
if all the squaws and squaw men in Men
docino were to testify that they had per
sonally witnessed the birth and were
cognizant of all the facts."
"What will now be done in the oasef"
"I don't know. I should not think the
deoision in Santa Fe would be final. The
oonrt was composed of United States
judges, but not supreme oourt judges.
Surely, I should think there could be an
appeal. It is the first time I ever heard of
imprisoning a man for trying to got
what he considered belonged to him."
"Is Mr. Reavis still in prison f"
"I do not know whether he has given
bail or not. I had a telegram from him
about ten day ago. He simply Baid that
ne was well. 1 do not know where Mrs.
Reavis is. She may be with him in Santa
"Reavis was not given his chance to
prove his case at Santa Fe. He was not
represented by counsel. He aBked a con
tinuance, but it was not allowed. He had
and he had to go iuto court as he was
and produce such evidence as he could.
"He gave his testimony in a straight
forward way and with a confidence that
amazed the officials in the face of all the
testimony that had been adduoed to dis
prove all that he said."
"the story of this, thongh, has been
published. The strangest part of all
this strange story is that if it be a decep
tion on the part of Reavis it should have
been done so oleverly as to deoeive such
minds as those of Rosooe Conkling, Bob
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Ingersol, Col. Broadbead, of St. Lonis,
Huntington, Crooker and hundreds of
others, and that by a man who would not
be suspected of unusual imagination or
ability. Conkling deolared the title per
fect and believed in the claim."
Cowboy's Terrible Experience.
Hugo, Colo., July 23. Samuel Watson,
a oowboy employed by J. O. Dostal, near
Arroya, was thrown from his horse, ten
miles from the Dostal rauch, breaking
his leg. He crawled aoross the prairie
nine miles and was found, after two days,
within one mile of the ranch terribly ex
hausted. County Physician Rothwell had
the injured man removed to St. Anthony's
hospital, Denver.
Democrats t'onmillliig as to Wisdom
off 'nlling a Htate Convention to
Discuss t'oinnge Question.
Portland, Ore., July 23. Napoleon
Davis, secretary of the Democratic state
central committee, has Bent a circular
letter to the chairmen of the county com
mittees ns to the propriety of onlling a
state convention for the purpose of
adopting a declaration regarding silver.
He has received twenty replies, but moBt
of them are ambiguous. The chairman
of Multnomah oounty, the largest county
in the state, expresses himself as very
much opposed to such a convention.
Democratic Silver Kditors.
Sedalia, Mo., July 23. The attendance
at the Democratic free silver editors'
state convention has met the most san
guine expectations of those who prompt
ed it. Editors are here to day from
every section of the state.
Death of n Pioneer freighter.
Dendwood, 8. D., July 23. William
Heacht, one of the wealthiest men in the
northwest, dropped dead this morning,
while walking along the main street at
Rapid City to his home. Heacht and his
brother friend the pioneer freighting firm
of the west, bnt, after railroads were
built through the country, they turned
their attention to the mercantile and
stock raising business, amassing large

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