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66 IMependeiit in AH Things." YUMA, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 189?. VOL. XXVI, II. THE M'ZONA SENTINEL, IVrfLlSHBD flVEKY SATURDAY T Yuma, ArizfcVia, - Ki' subscription. Six mouths - - - - 1 50 'fc. Ytnr 00 A ,3V;i3TISlNfi SATES made known on application. liinM. ARIZONA. SENTINEL, Yuma. Ariroua. T$ ! S P ft?Lft D.iVc's A d v ertiii n & Wucv 4 and '05 Merchants change, UWtsco, California, where contracts for advertising can be made for it. .tsaaiToaut orriccos. B J.FRANKLIN Go-r tafm - C.M. BRUCE awicJUt c p t,IETCH A-otrou. -. j "M..viLSON Arwr Csxkai - R0SKUU0K t:oKVittoR GESEAT. TUGS. FAKRISH Tat:iU . , dxLTON BVTT. V PtUC IVSTRUCTIOS MURpUY .r.ivTBToCosoRRss.... NUGENT f"J.T. fSttlUrORlAt I'lUSON TUCSOS LAND OFFICR. EUGENE J.TIUTPEL. IkeiMTCii r-u" u K MONK IIiccrtvr.R. cocxtt ornccBS. , A. C. BAKER DiwuorJtnHK.. BRINLKY Cm er D'"nC"7V6Dl-:sVY.Chaiman-;j. M. 'tcrnavwoas sPEESE and T. A. KD N Clers opB0d W S""T0ii"-?:.A. FRANK FKOB1TS JUMP. AND IWOlb.. Sheriff, Tax Uoir asd Assksor. q yjpgjj Um)2E-Shbbiff y 15 WIUGIIT Diyrmcr A-rronXKT Q IU RIIsE .Treasurer w" ELLIOTT "Sukvetoc p g. COTTER Coustv Phtsicias p. URONIN Cocrrr Recorder precinct officers. . G.M.THURLOW Jo-Uocsot Iho Peaco j yf. E. WERNINGER. Constable,. U. O. WILDER and J AMES J02? ( F. L. fc" 1WU, -rTust.es of Yuma School llst.F.cFREDLEY and crrr orncBaa, ' ,. ..It. J. DUNCAN Mayor.. 7" JACK DUNNE a ) G. 11. MILES Councilman J. JOHN SUAN -SE I F. G. BLAISDELL MIIItAT MASTEJtSON! City Attocnoj j n CARPENTER .C itr Recorder haRASZTHY Assessor ...I.LEVY 'rules of post office The office ia open from 7 A. M. to 7 P. M., Vlallv. Sundays from 7:00 to 8:00 A. m: 'TUid6:00 to 7:00 P. M. Bast-bouud mail closes at . . . West-bound mail closes at . . . fj- . , , .. ..vi ifnl Note denart- Alonev urucr ami W closes at O P. daily, excepting Saturdays, when it closes at 8 I . M. .o Money Order or rosiai d Mail Cor Parker, Ehrenberg and Silver BtbJiict lvavca -yu.ua .Sundays ami Weil days xt 7 a. Mi, and arrives Here Tuesdays and Saturdays. Mail for Picacho, leaves daily at a. m. F. U. LOGAN, P. M. VtT-IUGHT, JOHN B. ATTOR-'EY-AT-LAW. (OHice Cotter -Block.) . - Arizona Yo:ia, - " S. li. A. IIarasztiiy. J.H. Cabpenteu. IIARASZTIIY & CARPENTER. MINING BUREAU REAL ESTATE AND COMMIS&IOK BROKERS. ELLS, FARGO & CO.'S BUILDING. YIJ3IA, AKIKOWA. JyjpOLLER,L. N. M. D. FIRST STREET, NEAR MAIN, YUMA, - - - ARIZONA. totA'ry public, JAW1ES H. K1NSLER. on bo found at the office ot the Sentinel 'itiv hour of the day- -gULLARD, PURDY GEO. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Tj'coctices iiv all Courts- Business promptly attended to. Offica in ROOM 4, TIIIBODO BUILDING, -PHOENIX, - " ARIZ. -pU.LlOTT, W. H. CIVIL ENGINEER & SURVEYOR. U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor. Yuma, A. T. "J") URBY, SAMUEL, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Speoial a'ttocfcion to Land Business. Yuma. - Arizona. TT NIGHT, GEO. M., ATTORNEY-AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC, (Office-next door to Post Office. ) YtfiiA, : : : Arizona. YUMA LODGE, NO. 7, A. O. U. W. .Meets every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Visting Brethren in good standing: are in vited to attend. Yours in C. II. and P. F. G. Blaisdell, JL W. R. S. Hatch, R. . -COURT YUMA, x0. F. of A. Wts every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Foresters of America in good .standing are invited to attend the meet intra. Yours in L. U. B. and O. 4 L. W. Alexander Clitef Raufiex'. james II. Kinsler, Financial Secretary. Wm. d. luce, ASSAYER, MINING ENGINEER AND METALLURGIST, Working tests made by Amalgama tion, Jjixiviauon, cniuiiuiitiuii ui Cyanide Processes. . aWAJN "STREET. YUMA, SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPftNt. COMMENCING Wednesday, Dec. SO, 1896. TRAINS VVILk,i LEAVE YUMA as follows: 7 A A A. M. (DAILY) Mixed t4tw,?Train for Gila Bend. Tucson. Doming, El Paso, and an way suinuns -fl 1 AAA. M. (DAILY) "1 1 X : U U T?IC EXPltESS" fo: PACI- for Col- ton. Los Angeles, Santa 'Barbara, San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland anu North, Ogdcn and iasi. r A A P. M. (DAILY) "NEW 0:UU ORLEANS EXPRESS" for Gila Bend, Maricopa, Tucson, Benson, Lordsb'urs, Doming, El Paso, New Orleans and East via the "Sunset Route. -fl "f A A P- M. Wednesday nd I I ? Pi F a.iav "Sunset Limit ed" for El Paso New Orleans and the East. 1 C d P. M. Wednesday and 1 VV VV5? Cofr,1nv 'Sunset Limit ed" for Los Angeles, Fresno, San Francisco. Overland Tickets &oia, Sleeping CarWrths Secared AND Full Information Regarding Transcontinental Routes Furnisnea on Hpnin-anu.. Parties ean arrange to join the WEEKLY FAMILY EXCURSIONS over tho Sunset Route by .corresponding with Depot. - - - YA T. II. GOODMAN, Gen. Pass. Ag t. RICHARD GRAY, Gen. "fr'afc. Mgr. SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. SANTA 'f E, PRESCOTT & nui R. R, IN EFFECT DECEMBER 25, 1895 MOUNTAIN TIME IS STANDARD USED. ' NORTH IIOUND. 2 00p 2 20p 2 45p 3 OOp 3 27p 3 55p i 13p 4 50p 5 0Dp 5 2Sp 5 f)0p No 41 7 00a 7 30a 7 33a 8 Ola S30a 0 OOa 0 2Sa 9 40a 10 10a 10 5a HSOa 11 52a 12 SOp 1 OOp 1 27p 2 OOp 2 23p 2 33p S OOp 3 25p S 45p 7 OOa 7 17a 7 32a 7 46a S 11a 8 89a 8 55a 9 12a 9 20a 9 45a 9 55a 10 23a 10 25a" 10 52a 11 35a 11 52a 12 I2p 12 31p 12 52p 103p 1 30r. 1 43p 2 05p 2 31p 2 45p 3 Oip 3 23p 3 3Sp 3 47p 4 OOp Lv"..Ash Fork.Ar 5 20p 5 05p 4 09p 4 35p 4 lOp 3 55p 3 15p 3 30p 313p 2 59p 2 40p 2 33p 2 03p 2 Olp 1 33p 1 13p 12 83p 12 12p 11 52a 11 31a 11 10a 10 69a. 10,45a lO'SSa 9 59a 9 45a 9 22a 9 09a 8 50a S41a 8 SOa 12 CI P 11 37a 11 IS 11 00a 10 35 10 10a 9 00a 9 35a 8 30a 815a 7 45a No 4- 410P 3 30p 3 OOp 2 SOp 2 14p 1 46p 1 20p 12 52p 11 22p 11 50a ll.Oa, wsqai 10 05a 9 45a 9 10a 8 48a 8 3Sa 8 25a 8 OOa 7 40a Mcath .... Wicklow, ...Rock Butte... ...Cedar Glade... Valloy ... .Del Rio .Jerome Junction. Granite Massicks ... ... Prescott .... Prescott ..Iron Springs.. ISttinmit ... Ramsgate .. Skull Valley... Kirkland ...Grand View... Ilillside ...Date Creek... Martinez Congress ..Ilanjua Ilala.. .. Wickcnburg .. Vulture Hot Springs Jnnc' ...Beardslej'.... ...Mariencttc.... Peoria Glcndale .....Mhambra.... Ar.. Phoenix. .Lv Trains Nos. 41 and 42 will run on alternate clays. Information as to what day same will run will be furr.Uhcd by agents on application. No 1 makes connections at Ash Fork with A. & P. vestibuled limited No. 3 from the eastj. TJijs is the firrest train west .of ,CIyc;fco. Ne. 1 also ccm. nccts with A. & P. No. 2' from the west. Persons desiring to stay over at Ash Fork will find the best of accommodations at Fred Harvey's hotel . No. 2 makes close connection at Ash Fork with A. & P. trains Nos. 1 and 4 A. & P. No. 1 reaches San Francisco W:i5 a. m. second morning, A. & P. No. 4 is a vestibuled train throughout, lighted with Pintch gas, dining car running through from Los Angeles to Chicago. Dining cars under the man agement of Fred liarfiy, with his unexcelled ser vice, care and attention to his guests. Nos. 1 and 2 connect at Jerome Junction with trains of United Verde & Pacific Ry. for Jerome. Connecting at Prescott with st;ge lines for all principal mining camps; at Congress with stage lines for Harqua Hala, Stanton and Yarnell. At At Phoenix with the Maricopa & Phoenix Ry. for points on the S. P. R. R. This line is the best route to the Great Salt River Valley. For information regarding this valley and the rich mining section tributary to this road ad dress. GEO. M SARGENT, G. F:& P. A. R. E. Wells, L. M. Murfiit, Assistant Gen Manager. Pres. K uen .Manager. Maricopa & Plioeiiix & Salt Biver Yalley Railroad. PUBLIC TIME TABLE NO. 41. In Effect 'iVcdncsday, Decem ber 30, 1S9G, All Trains Run by Pacific Stan dard Time. Phoenix" and Maricopa Division. From Phoenix. STATIONS. tFrom Maricopa L A. F. & P 8.00 p.m. 8.30 p.m. iB.40 p.ni f8.55 p.m. 19.15 p.m. 9.30 p.m. 2 A. F. & P. Lv..Phocnix.Arj 7.15 a. m. 6.45 a. m. fG.35 a. m. fli.20 a. m. 1TJ.00 a. m. ... ..Tempo ... . ..Petersen... Kyrene... Sacaton ArMaricopa.Lvt 5.45 a. m Pliiehix & Mesa City Division. Mesa to Phoenix. Read down Phoenix to Mesa. Read Up STATIONS. 4 Frgt ii; Pass DAILY." Frgt it Pass DAILY. 7.30 a. ni. 8:00 a. m. 8:30n. m. O 1:30 p.m. 5:00 p. ni. 2:30 p. W. Lv. mesa. Ar. " TEMPE. " Ar. nioENix. " 10:30 a. in. 10:00 a. m. 9:30 a. in. ! 0:00 p. in. 5:30 p. m. 5:00 p. m, Train No. 1 connects with Southern Pa cific train No. 19, castbound, leaving Mari copa at 10.08 p. in. t Train No. 2 connects with Southern Pacific train No. 20, Westbound, leaving Maricopa at 5.15 a. m. Connections made at Phoenix with S. P., P. & P. II. 11. for Prescott and Congress. Connections at Mesa with stages for Goldlield, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri days, at 12:30 p. m'.i -Tor Florence and Globe, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 4 o clock a. in. f Trains stop on signal. 5'IUIJL.rflArV fiAl,ACE St,531iaa- On trains Nos. 1 and 2 between Phoonix and Maricopa. Tickets Sold to all Principal Points and Baggage Checked to Destination. N. K. MASTEN, C. O. McNEIL, President. Gen'l Sup'ent. W. J. COTTON, R. L. BLACKMAN, Gen'l Frt. Agt. Gen'l Pass. Agt. fi-ftiicral Offices. Phoenix, Ariz. I STATIONS. KS Always the best. Jf4 ijvk For sale everywhere. jreyylra SVINHttOXS. IN THE ISTtflCT CO.URT OF the Third Judicial District of tho Territory of Arizona, in and fdr the County of Yuma. Hattie M. Draper, Plaintiff, vs. John J. Draper, Defendant. Action brought in the District Court of the Third Judicial, District of the Territory of Arizona, in and for Yuma County, and the complaint filed in said Yuma Count', in the office of the Clerk of said District Court. In the Name of the Territory of Arizona, to John J. Draper, Defendant, Greeting: You are hereby Summoned and required to appear in an action brought against you by the abovu named plaintiff, in the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the Territory of Arizona, in and for Yuma Coiihty, and answer the complaint therein filed with the Clerk of thhrsaid Court, at Yuma, in said County, within ten days after the service upon'you of this Summons, if served in this saiifCounty, or if served out of this said County and "within this said Judicial District, then within twenty days thereafter, or in all other cases within thirty days thereafter, the times above mentioned being exclusive of the day of service, orjudgment by default will be taken against ydii. Given under my hand and seal of of the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the seal. Territory of Arizona, in and for Yuma County, this 2Gth, day of Docember, A. D. 1890. (,. ,0.,-H. Brinley, Clerk of said District Court. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF the Third Judicial Distrtrict of the Territory of Arizona, in and for the County of Yuma. William Madding, Plaintiff, vs. Belle Madding, Defendant. Action brought in the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the Territory of Arizona, in and for-Yuma County, and the complaint filed in said .Yuma County, in the office of the Clerk of said District Court. In the Name of the Territory of Arizona, to Belle Madding, Defendant, Greet- You are hereby Summoned and required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiff, in the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the Territory of Aiizona, in.and for Yuma County, and answer the complaint therein filed with the Clerk of this Court, at Yuma, in said County, within ten days after the service upon you of "tliia Summons, if served in this said County, or if served out of this said County and within this said Judicial District, then within twenty days thereafter, ox in all other cases within thirty days thereafter, the times above mentioned being exclusive 6f the day of service, or judgment by default will ht taken against you. Given under my hand and seal of of the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the seal. Territory of Arizona, in and for Yuma County, this 30th, day of December, A. D. 1896. C. H. Brinley, Clerk of said District Court. 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Enclose sclf-addrjsscd stamped envelopo The Na tional, Star Building, Chicago. DAVID BALZ, Prop. Wholesale and Retal Dealer in BEEF, PORK, MUTTON VEAL AND SAUSAGES Alfalfa fed cattle from Salt River Valley received by rail here. 3MC.iaa. Sti'oot. "Zuma. CURES WHEHE ALL ELSE FAILS. Ell In time. Sold by druggists. S Beat Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use 81 if" CumSWrrLLrfS? THE ULOOD -STAINED KINGDOM OF BENIN. Slavery and Cannibalism--Repairing Loses of Revenue by Man Hunting Atrocities of the Monarch Who Has Just Murdered English Offi cers. The massacre of the English Consular expedition to Benin is going to draw attention to a ,part of the Dark Continent which was belter known in the seventeenth centurv than it is now. Three hundred years ago the kingdom of Benin was so populous that its monarch could put 100,000 troops in the field. It was the chief source of supply for the slaves which the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English exported to regions which were in want of labor. The King did not affect to con ceal from Bosman, Bruce, Clapper ton, the brothers Landers and other early travelers the source of his revenues. Me said that his neigh bors were quarrefsome. When they offered him war he accepted the invitation and( captured all the prisoners he could, to sell them to white men as slaves. The pris oners were collected at tho town of Benin, on the Benin river, ship ped down the river to the sea coast Bwamps, and thence conveyed to barracoons at Lagos and Whydah, where they were disposed of to the slave traders. This trade was kept up till the abolition of slavery in Cuba and Brazil deprived the trapers of their market. Benin was at one time a town of 10,000 .people; when Burton saw it the population had fallen off to. 2000 or 3000. It stands on the border of the Benin river, which is xeally one of the -many mouths of the Niger, one of the twenty or twenty-five embouchures of "that' mighty stream on the heights of Biafra and Benin. In 1848 a British Embassy visited Benin and obtained from the King or Sultan a promise that he would abolish the slave trade, and put a stop to human sacrifices; but it was soon evident that his object was merely to getposBession of the presents the Queen sent him, and that he had no notion of sacrificing either his pleasures or his revenues. Human life being abundant in his do minions, it was his practice to fiedrince a man or woman three times a day, as grace before meat; this was besides the wholesale slaughter which took place at religious festivals. Bemu in separated from tho ocean by the once powerful empires of Dahomey and Ashantee. Lord Wolseley's expedition against the latter made the world acquainted with soma of its peculiar features, and paved the way for its disap pearance from the map. "Bahomey iB still to some extent an unknown country. When Winwood Reade wrote it was governed by women, and the army consisted of araazons, who are often beautiful, according to the African standard of beauty, coquettes m the arrangement of their hair, and tasty in the dis tribution of chalk and rouge, which take the place of dry goods on their rich, velvety persons. Thoy are cannibals, and declare, with a simper, that man's fle?h is good, almost as good as monkey's the palms of the hands being the chief dfilieacv. The Queen and the " j - . 5commandeTr-ln-chief of the army have their harems, in which fifty or sixty young men are kept. For the least indiscretion the inhab itants of the harems are taken out into the wqodt?, their heads chop ped of after frightful 'tortures, and their corpses prepared for consump tion with'the usual sauce. All through Western Africa the story, oi Tembandumb.a. the great amazon warrior, is . told over the campfire. She was a general of the type of Hannibal and 'CaeTar. She was invincible, even before she had reached the age of 20. A lion, in war, she was a. tigress in .pas sion . She took a crowd of lover; to her arms, and killed tjicm with her crudest to'-tures. Among .-her subjects &he inspired abject fear. Could she have her way, said sho, she would turn the world into a wilderness and burn all forests, grass and vegetable food. She I pounded one of her own children N 1 L - OI. - P- -1 mj u puip ni a muriar. one iea on men's flesh; she forbade the eating of women. She subdued immen e territories in the Soudan and the valley of the Niger, and llept her people always at war so as to pre vent rebellion. As she'grew. older her caprices became more imperi ous, she embraced a lover one clay and dined off him the next. At lasCsho met a young "man who could hold her fickle affections. She really loved Culemba. But he had known her well, and he mistrusted her. One day he noticed a cloud on her brow. He invited her to dine with him. lie handed her a cup full of Lisbon wine; she drank, and fell hack dead . In Benin, prosperity has always depended on the slave trade. When it became dull the kingdom grew'poor. For centuries it was so interwoven with general well being that to this day the people cannot see anything wrong in it. They regard it as a theoretical free trader're'gards smuggling un der a protectionist tariff. No one can be convinced that it is crimi nal. This King of Benin who has just murdered the English Consu lar agents, says he would have not complaint against England if she would only allow the slave trade to be reopened. There is far more money in it than in ivory or palm oil. These were undoubtedly the thoughts which were uppermost in the mind of the King of Benin when he replied to the British ah'thb'rifies bh the Niger coast that they would be welcome at his capi tal, having probably long before resolved to sacrifice trlsm from revenge. But for the anti-slave trade policy of the English he might to-day have been as wealthy and as powerful as his ancestors were in the days when the Blave ships of Liverpool and Bristol car ried hundreds of Africans through the Middle Passage, and, being topj ignorant to know that the outrage he planned would be followed by exemplary retribution, he thought he could wreak his vengeance on his enemy and sent word to Lagos "Come on!" lllow the second act of the drama t will begin It is absoluteley neces sary for the safety of- the English colonies op the slave coast that an1 example should be made of this African King't ,,His. city of Benin can be reached by two -routes by the river Niger up to the junction, and thence westwardly by the Benin, and also by a march' across the alluvial country which skirts the coast. For an .expedition. properly equipped it would be only a four or five days' march, and there is no force which could offer serious resistance. We may expect to hear that the city of Benin, which is half ruined already, will be entirely destroyed and that the King and his Ministers will be sentenced to perpetual captivity in one of the English forts on the coajst. The incident will, hasten the joint occupation of the Western Souden by the English and French forcea. The latter are pushing ex- peditisns both from Louis, m Sene gambia, ap.d. from the southern terminus of tho 'railway in Algeria. The English have an excellent basis of operations at Lagos. It would not bo surprising if the blow fell on Benin botorc. summer. San Francisco Chronicle. 'iHEN Benjamin Franklin; died in 17P0, he-left a fund of $ l600 to the City of .Boston. It has now reached the 'enormous sum of $360, ,000, and it is pro'posed to invest it in the establishment and mainte nance of a tradis school. LEVI -STRAUSS & 00. FACTORY-SAN FRANCISC0-CAL. COPPER RIVETED OVERALLS AND SPRING BOTTOM PANTS.' EVERY GARMENT GUARANTEED. EMPLOY OVER 350 G!RLS, J811 ER Absolutely Pure. Celebrated for its great leavening strength and healthfulnes3. Assure the food against alum and all forms of adulteration common to the cheap brands. ROY5.' L BAKING rOWDETt CO., SEW YORK. The: Presidential vote last November was the largest . ever Gast in the world, being 18,922,535, a net increase of 1,765,000 over 1892. It was distributed as; folr lows: McKinley, 7,10272; Bryan, and Sewall, 6,354,662; Bryan and "Watson, 153,210; Levering, 123,997:; Palmer, 131,848; Bentley, 12,949; Matchett, 36,502; scattering, 6,395, McKinley'a plurality wa3 over 748,000, and his majority was over 283,000. The plurality of the two sound-inonay pickets over the two Bryan tickets was almost 727, 000. McKinley's plurality, .oyer Bryan was almost double Cleve land's plurality, over Harrison. The Republican gain of nearly two millions was 161,000 more than the net gain of the whole country, showing, tho tremondous interest that was taken in the fight for sound money. Possibly the most interesting fact that will appear from tho comparison of the figures relates to the proportion of votes and of' olectors of the various States. This can best be illustrated by a Jav instances. New York had one hundred and fifty times as many votes as Nevada, and yet Nevada has as many United States Senators as New York and has one-twelfth h'a many electoral voles. A more surprising comparison is New York with all the New England States. All of the New England States put together had less than nine hun dred thousand votes, bat they will have fifty-nine electors in the college. New York, with ove'r &ne million four hundred thousand votes,' iwill,. have only thirty-six olectors. 'But still more startling, are the showings of same ot the Southern States. South. Carolina, with nine electors, had only sixty nine, thousand votes, whereas Con necticut, .with only six electors, had over one hundred andsevemty fqur thousand votes.-. On. the avor&ge vote South Carolina would have not over three electors. Misr sissippi and Louisiana and some '6f Ae other Southern States are almost as bad. For instance, tak ing some of these Southern States, Maryland, with her two hundred and fifty thousand votes, outvoted Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Carolina combined, and yet her electorial vot is only eight as.corar pared with their twenty-six. In the.manufacturing States it took an average of over thirty thousand to elect an elector; in some of tho States the average ran under seven thousand. ..-- It'Tirs been .ascertained . that in Russia 573 j per 1000 . girls marry before reaqhing the age of 20 In the United States the peicentrge is much larger, being upon the best authority 999 out o every 1000. This statement is, of course based upon, the assertion bf (he girls. j- We Should quietly hear both side?'. Goethe. MARK P0WG