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English Officials Say
War Is Imminent.
Will Pull for Statehood.
Admiral Schley Says
His Case Is Closed.
New York, Dec. 30. Admiral Schley now regards his
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Pleasing Responses from Com
mercial Organizations
The store will Be
closed Wednesday
and Thursday, Jan- u
uary first and second -
for Stock
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The Jeweler,
Is Still Doing Business at the Old Stand.
To our many patrons we wish to extend our thanks
for their liberal patronage during tbe holiday sea,
eon and wish them a happy New Year.
During the coming new year I shall constantly add
to our 5t6:k of all kinds of Jewelry, Watches and
Diamonds and maintain, In the fullest sense of tbe
word, that ""
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y if.j'1 Yfjy rjasje laf 40 shapes and styles, Stetson and Knox
i blocks, dandy Pearl and Black Strawl-
era, the latest on Broadway, and some nice little light and dark
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lected on Commission. General 0;
Real Estate Business Transacted
Hoaie. for rent. Joeonw Property
for 8le. Property of all kind ban-
Oiea on commUMOn
the annual "Swear off" act on the g
hat in the deal and get one of $
London, Dec. 30. Official circles and the leading news
papers today profess to believe that war is imminent be
tween the United States and Germany owing to the Vene
zuela incident. The Gazette today, and other papers, say
sympathy will be with the United States and trust that
country will not let Venezuela default in her financial obli
gations to Europe on account ot any hazy interpretation
of the Monroe doctrine.
Two Americans Killed In Hua
chucas by Mexicans
George Aston and Cam Bennlng-
fleld Victims of Drunken
A telephone message was received
early yesterday morning by Burt Gro
Ter of the Rangers, from Naco, advis
ing him of the killing of George As
ton and fatal wounding of Cam Ben
ningBeld in the Huachuca mountains,
by three Mexican woodchoppersr Sun
day night about 8 o'clock.
Cam BenningSeld runs a raloon,
which is a canvas tent with board
walls, In Miller's canyon, and is fre
quented by the Mexican woodeboppers
in the other canyons near by. Sunday
evening about 8 o'olock Aston and
Benningfield, who had been out hunt-
log, came Into BenningSeld's saloon to
get a drink before going to supper.
Just as BenningQeld stepped inside tbe
door Juan Hernandez, a Mexican, dis
charged a six shooter through the top
of the tent. BenningQeld remonstrated
with him and told him not to make a
disturbance and to behave himself, as
he would not allow any such conduct
in his place. The Mexican, without a
word, turned on BenningCcid and shot
him in tbe arm, breaking it. Tbe
Mexican fired again, and Benningfield
fell to tbe floor with a wound through
the langs. George Aston tried to in
terfere and was shot through the bead
by a comrade of Hernandez and in
stantly killed. Tbe bartender, who is
a white man, grabbed a rifle which was
standing near the bar ar.d shot the
man who killed Aston and then ran
out tbe back door of tbe tent toward
Fort Huachuca, where he gave tne
alarm of the killing.
The Mexican, Juan Hernandez, not
satisfied with shooting Benningfield
twice with n six shooter, picked up a
shotgun and discharged a load of fine
shot intj Bennlngfleld's head. Bon
ningfield lived about six hours pfter
being shot.
After the killing the Mexicans who
had done the killing were Joined by-an-
other Mexican, who loaded their
wounded partner into Aston's wagon
and druse away from tbe si.loon, going
in the direction of old -Mexico. A trail
of blood led the officers to within five
miles of tbe scene of the killing and
then it waa lost. The officers think
the wounded Mexican was carried over
the Mexican line by bis friends, and it
will be a difficult matter to find him
and Hernandez, who did most of tbe
George Aston is well known in Bis
bee and all over southeastern Arizona,
having been in the cattle business with
his brother Henry, who is now in the
mercantile business in Douglas.
Benningfield is well known in the
Huachuca mountains, having worked
in tbe different camps as a miner and
A posse of Aston's friends have gone
to the scene of the killing and will do
all in their power to aid the officers in
trailing the murderers and assist in
their capture.
Mrs. Benningfield was visiting friends
in Bisbee at the lime of tbe tragedy
and did not hear of it until about 10
o'clock yesterday morning, and on
learning t; e terrible news left imme
dlately for home.
One of the Mexicans Implicated in
the seri ns affair is Ramon Moreno.
A-telephone message ;rom Naco says
Coroner Greaves and jury have gone to
the scene of the killing.
Many expressions of regret were
heard on the streets yesterday at the
untimely death of George Aston. Hi
waa a popular favorite with all who
knew him and has lived in Cochise
county for many years. His word was
as good as his bond and was a peaceful
citizen, but at the same time brave as
a Hon. Mr, Aston leaves a family of a
wife and four little children.
About 12 o'clock last eight tbe Ran
gers returned to Naco with five Mexl
cans In enstoay. Tbe wagon trait lea
ving the tent saloon was followed to
nearby canyon and three Mexicans
were placed under arret. One was
wounded. Two suspicious characters
i were arretted heavily armed and trav
eling toward the line.
The dead body of Geo. Aston was
brought to Naco last night. The town
was full of cow boys and a banging bee
was expected before morning.
Local Effect of the
Decline in Copper.
While the fall in the price of copper
had no significant effect locally, it is,
however, the topic mostly discussed
these days by Tucson mining men. The
Citizen says'the.lmportanco to the sur
rounding mining districts is variously
estimated, but all seem to think that it,
is only a temporary drop caused by the
fight between the Amalgamated on cno
side and the Calumet and Hecla com-
pany on the'other. There is an almost
unanimous opinion here in Tucson that i
copper will recover in price ultimately !
if not in the immediate future.
vomiag as u uoes at me ena oi tne Uer0 tg."
ycar.it seems only natural that this1 FroraGeneral Wesley Merrltt, Wash
fall In the price of copper would causo iatt0o, D. C: "I recall with much
a number of mining men lo drop claims j pea8Ure the lovely time we bad under
on which they are compelled to do as-, the auSDice3 0f the board of trade of
sessment work before January 1, 1902.
This, however, is not the case in this
immediate vicinity, as every day
wugon loads cf supplies and miners
leave here for surrounding mining
districts to do the oatessmeut work for
this year.
A local assayer states tbat he ha
never been so busy and that he has yet
noticed no perceptible effect from the
recent slump in copper.
There is one way in wh'ch the de
cline may effect the mines in this vi
cinity. There are some mines now
being worked at a profit by hauling
tbe ore to Tucson in wagons and ship
ping it to El Paso. This can be done
at mines where the ore is rich and
when-copper .is up. At the present
price of copper, mining of these claims
cannot be worked at a profit and will
be compelled to shut down. At tbe
large mines such will hardly be tbe
effect, as they can stop working low
grade ore and smelt only the ore taken
from richer stHaks In this way they
can raise the averags and curtail the
cost of production.
A bad tendency of tbe decline, wbich
has already had a bad effect locally, is
to retard prospective tales. jStgoii
atlons were under way for tbe sale of a
number of mining properties in this
vicinity which have fal!-n th njh be
cause of the slnmp i.. eopp.r. The
fall has quite naturally frWhtened in
vestors and tbey are holuiug back to
see what is goingito come of it all.
Schuylkill River
On" the Rampage
Philadelphia, Deo. 30. The Schuyl
kiirf iver is on the rampage today and
doing immense damage between here
and Pittsburg. Incessant rains have
flooded the country and all industries
along tbe rher bank had to cease op
erations. The river is fifteen feet
above normal. Three houses have col
lapsed in tbe city and tbe general dam'
age is Incalculable The weather is
growing colder and the u Id snap is
stopping the floods.
Sport ef Cowboys.
Quite a large crowd attended the
steer tying and broncho busting con
test wbich closed yesterday afternoon.
Tne sport was something new to many
visitors in Phoenix. Joe Bassett won
the first prize of $150, with f 10 added.
Mr. Bassett'stime for lying a steer was
334 seconds, which 'breaks all previous
records. Jake Horrell won the next
prize of (60. There were four steers
in the ring and after each of the men
bad tied their animal Horrell was the
first man to rope the fifth and tie them
The broncho busting event was some
what exciting and the ranchers won
the admiration of the crowd. Those
who entered for this sport were Joe
and William Rlley-Phoenlx Gazette.
Senora Quarantined
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Washington Dy uaptaln Hurt Jiossman
advising blm that tho state of Sonora
had been quarantined, and tblt no
more cattle would be passed over the '
linn Inti the nnlted StatM from that!1
part cf Mexico after the econd of " CKorton, Phoenix.
January, 1902. Tbe cause of the quar- AX'lVSF ? ?"' MUo
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tle recently passed over which had , coire, Douglas; M E Morena, Tuwon:
Texss-fffr In them. This will work ill Searing and wife, Santa Monica,
quite a hatdshlo on the Sonora caltle-I JJORIOX A Newman, C E 1Iod,
men, who have been preparing to make ' -. . . vit
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from the different ranges In different Proo, Helvetia; W H Lanti, Solo
paru of Sonora. ImoavlU.
Since the great statehood convention
tbe board of trade of Phoenix has
taken up the work of securing state
hood for Arizona on lines of private
communication with those in a position
to give material aid to thecause. This
work, says tbe Republican, has been
kept up without relaxation and the re
sults are most gratifying.
Every senator and congressman has
been written to and many letters have
been received f i om them acknowledg
ing the correspondence and announc
ing their willingness to help to the
extent of their ability.
But the board did not stop there.
Corropondence was begun with com
mercial bodies all over tbe country and
they have also responded most cheer
fully as instanced by tbe following
short excerpts from a few of the many
letters received.
From H. P. Wood, secretary of the
San Diego chamber of commerce: "Our
board ot drectors are unanimous in
the,r de,lr0 that the peopi6 of Arizona
mght secure the rights of statehood
and dlrect me toaSinre yoar board that
the raovement has the good will of the
citllensof San Dieco and that it would
ive our chamber pleasure to doany-
i thing in its power to advance your in-
Phoenix. I am aware of the attempt
that Arizona is making for statehood
and I assure you I will do all in my
power, as you request. At the same
time I must assure jou tbat I have
little to do with politics or political
From Robert T. Lincoln; "It seems
to me the time has come when Arizona
oaght t0 be admltted to statehood
It will give me pleasure upon
this occasion to express this opinion to
senators and members of congress
with whom I am able to talk, giving
them the benefit of my acquaintance
with your country."
John V. Farwell, Chicago: " I shall
take pleasure in looking over the facts
you present and endeavor to do what I
can to aid jou."
From Arthur P. Jones, secretary
Marshall Field Co.: "Mr. Marshall
Field directs me to say that he will bo
very glad to sero you in any way he
From H. W. Davis, of Smith Manu
facturing Co., St. LouU"It will give
me pleasure to do what I can in regard
to the matter you mention."
From Christopher Hou, Chicago,
Bchuttler Wagon Co : "I will bear
your request in mind and you may
count upon my best efforts toward its
From J. Harley Bradley, of David
Bradley Manufacturing Co., Clrcago:
"I am in sympathy with the movement
aud will do wMft I can consistently
with that in view.
Calumett and Arizona Co.
Judging from tbe activity at the
Calumet and Arizona mine one wou d
be led to believe that copper was worth
SO cents avpouod instead of being
quoted below 12. A large number of
men are a', work both on the surface
and underground. The foundation for
the big boist is being set as rapidly as
possible. Large blocks of Kranite stone
are being placed in position under tbe
supervision of John S. Williams, who
has set more boilers and built more
foundations than any "other contractor
in Arizona. The engine, which is an
improved Nordber?, has been shipped
from the makers and should arrive in
Bisbee an? day. The buiidinz will be
iron and steel tbroughont and very
nearly the same size aethe Spray. The
gallows frame is steel and will be ready
to set up when the ground is cleared
for it. Ore bins will shortly be built
just below the double compartn.ent
shaft and a railroad' will run from the
ore bins tot he Lowell snitch and de
liver the ore there to be loaded into
cars and sent to Douglas to tbe com
pany's smelter. The company at pres
ent are running a drift on the 100 foot
level to connect with shaft No. 2, which
will give better air than tbey now bave
and keep the mine Well ventilated,
When tbe smelting plant is completed
l" 'I"?' ,r' TJLpfP ,e,"nl
bave ample ore to run them for a long
time to come.
i A large number of dwellings arc
'being built by theemploesof thecom
(panynearth - e mne,and tbe Calumet
mn presents a camp-iuo appearance.
Hotel Arrivals
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Mohel. Phoenlxl Mrs C L Hoy,
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case as closed. His counsel.
announcement this afternoon. The Admiral is strongly
in favor of stopping further controversy over his case and
his wishes in that respect are concurred in. Friends,
however, will ask a vindication at the hands of congress,
expecting that body to retire him on full pay and reim
burse him for the expense of the court of inquiry.
May Bring Forth a
Democratic Candidate
Washington, Dec. '30. Republican
politicians are much concerned and are
watchin" the recent developments in
tbe Schley-Miles incident with much
Interest. They think they see in the
controversy the making ot a Demo
cratic candidate for president in 1904.
Some of the friends of Rear Admiral
Schley are in favor of running him for
president and thus seeking a vindica
tion at tho hands of the oters.
As a matter ot fact, there . re Demo
crats who do not want to limit the field
of their choice to Schley. General
Miles and Admiral Dewey have their
champions, and General Miles Is re
garded as a candidate for the nomina
tion. The prediction is freely made
that one of these three heroes will be
the Democratic standard bearer in
The resolution of Senator Jones ot
Arkansas Is the one Republicans in tbe
Senate are afraid of. The document
extends the thanks of congress to Rear
Admiral Schley and the officers and
men under his command for the victory
over the Spanish fleet at Santiago. The
resolution is favored by several Repub
licans and by practically all the Demo
This phase of the-controversy has
been discussed very seriously by the
party leaders. The situation is bound
to have its embarrassments. Congress
men may hesitate and dodge, but no
one who has studied the president has
any doubt that he would hesitate to
approve any resolution of congress
which sought to give the credit of the
victory at Santiago to Schley at the ex
pense of Sampson.
Frightful Wreck
In West Virginia
Parkersburg, W. Va., Dec. 30.
Heavy rains loosened rock on tbe heavy
grades of tbe Baltimore & Ohio road
last night and one boulder tumbled on
tbe track near Long Lane. A heavy
freight came dashing around the curve
and struck the heavy-stone. A teriffic
wreck followed. All the cars rolled
down the embankment, instantly kill
ing and burying beneath them engi
neer Hines, fireman Goudy and two
other men. Tbe wreck was th- most
complete and costly ever occurring on
the railroad.
Prominent Grain Man
Dies in Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 30. Frank Peavy, the
most prominent elevator man in the
country and the largest operator and
owner in the world, died here early
this morning, aged fifty-one. His death
was the result of illness caught on a
business trip east. He leaves an im
mense fortune, including one million
four hundred thousand dollars life in
surance. It was thought he was re
viving, until last night, when compli
cations set in and death occurred this
No One Cent Postage.
Washington, Dec. 30.-Chairman Loud
V$f the post office congressional commit
tee, after a talk with the president to
day, announced tbat one cent postage
was utterly out of the question and
not to be considered, as it would result
in an annual deficit of thirty-five mil
lion dollars.
Particulars of British Defeat.
London. Dec 30. The British war
office todiy received further particu
lars of the casualties at Zee Fontein.
It shows fifty-six dead, fifty wounded
and two h mdred and forty prisoners.
Metal Market.
Denver, Colo.. Dec. 30. Silver fifty-
five and five-eights, lead four dollars,
copper twelvo cents.
Shooting at Doaglas.
Deputy Sheriff Al Strickland brcught I
up a batch of prisoners had witnesses!
from Douglas yesterday evening. On
Christmas night. In a fight, Damarian I
Berduena shot Marcelena Cortes In the;
arm about three inches above the cl-
Captain Parker, made the
bow. Cortez had his wound dressed by
a doctor who did not remove the bul.
let but bound the wound up in plaster
of pads.
Jose Villegas, who is at present boss
ing a gang of Mexicans in tbe ma
terial yards of the Southwestern rail
road, gave a party and invited some of
his friends over Thursday night, and
all were enjoying themselves when
Francisco Elvara pushed his way into
houso and attempted te start a fuss.
Mr. Villegas asked Elvara to stop dis
turbing his guests and to leave he
place. Instead of complying Elvaro
pulled a sixshooter and shot Villegas
through the left cheek, the bullet lodg
ing in the fleshy part of the jaw. Vil
legas had his wound dressed and came
to Bisbee and the preliminary Irial
will be called before Judge S. K. Wil
liams Thursday evening. Villegas and
wortez were given medical attention
while in Bisbee by Doctor Edmundson,
who relieved them of tbe terrible pain
they were suffering. Cortez will be
sent to the county hospital tor treat
ment. Incorporation Week.
Sign the Petition.
This Is tbe week for incorporation.
The petitions have been prepared, the
city Units fixed by the committee and
the work of circulating the petitions
actually commenced.
It is the intention of the committee
to make an earnest effort to have the
petition presented to tbe Board of Su
pervisors by January 6th. To do.this
the circulators of the petitions have
some hard work before them; not that
there is now any active opposstion to
the proposed incorporation, but the
number of taxpayers to be seen are
numerous and the time is now limited.
There will be a meeting of the gen
eral committee and those who will cir
culate the petitions this morning and
probaby before noon you will be asked
to sign.
Now is the time for concerted action
in this movement. Enough time has
already been spent in discussion. The
people thoroughly understand the pur
poses and aim of an incorporated gov
ernment. The time has come for city
rules and regulations. Bisbee has
grown to that point wben It is a neces
sity. Let ns turn over a new leaf in
earnest and start the new year with a
clean city and Improvements in keep
ing with the population.
That Bisbee will make greater strices
and that it will be a better place to
make our home, under a city govern
ment, is beyond dispute.
There is just one provision and that
is that substantial and trusted citizens
ot Bisbee are chosen as tbe first city
council. They must be men wise in
the management of their own affairs
and men who are noted for their
strength of character and honesty of
purpose. They are numerous in Bis
Lee and tnere will be no lack of good
mateiial to choose from.
There is no room for politics in this
incorporation question. It is a busi
ness proposition for tbe betterment
and upbuilding ot Bisbee and must be
considered in tbat light.
This is inrorpartlon week. If yon
are in favor of it, now is the time to
"Old Timer" Wakes Up
Bisbee, Dec. 30, 1901.
Editor Review: The introduction of
women singers in saloons in Bisbee is
a disgrace to the town, and I believe
the people of Bisbee will not submit to
the Introduction of such disgraceful
sights as we will witness on Main
street if this thing is allowed to go on
without making an effort to stop It.
I understand there isn't any law to
stop it. Tbey stopped it in Tucson
and- Phoenix by the city and Bisbee
can do the same way.
If we had a city council we could
have an ordinance passed mighty quick
tbat wonld stop it.
The saloon men of Bisbee bave never
attempted anything like this before,
and it remained for the Opera Club to
run the first bluff. Tbe bluff won't go,
Mr. Editor, and the old timers here
will vote for Incorporation to a man to
stop it.
It's a plan used to make saloon trade
In dull towns. V.'e don't need it In
BUbee. "OLD Tliira

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