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THE BISBEE DAILY REVIEW, BIS BEE, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 12, 1904.
Fire Started in Post Office Building With Stiff Wind
Blowing. Eight Buildings Swept Away
BENSON, NOV. 11. SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT THE CITIZENS
WERE AROUSED BY THE BLOWIN3 OF THE YARD ENGINES OF THE
S.P... MOST OF THE iE0PLE HA3 RETIRED AND THE FRE HAD
GAINED GOOD HEADWAY BEFORE ENOUGH PEOPLE HAD AS8EM
BLED TO TAKE UP THE WORK Or STOPPING ITS PROGRESS.
FLAMES WERE FIRST'SEEN ISSUING FROM THE REAR OF THE
POST OFFICE BUILDING,OWNED W- J. W. REOFIELD AND
ALSO OCCUPIED BY HIM AS A GROCERY AND PRUIT STORE. AT
THIS TIME A STIFF WIND WAS BLOWING AND THE PUNY EF
FORTS OF THE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WERE MOCKED
BY THE ROARING FLAMES WHICH QUICKLY SPREAD TO THE
THERE WAS NO HELP AT HAND WITH WHICH TO STOP THE
JROARING FURNACE. ..THE GRANS CENTRAL, OWNED BY SAM
FRIEDMAN WAS THE NEXT DESTROYED AND THE FLAMES WERE
EATING THEIR WAY IrtTO THE COLLINS SALOON. ADJOINING,
WHICH WAS ENTIRELY CONSUM-ED. ..SIX BUILDINGS WERE
DESTROYED AND THE VIRGINIA HOTEL WAS SAVED BY HEROIC
EFFORTS AND A LULL IN THE WIND AT THE TIME.
EVERTHING WAS SWEPT AWAY BETWEEN RENFIELD'S POST-
OFFICE AND THE VIRGINIA HOTEL.
THE HEAVIEST LOOSER WAS SAM FRIEDMAN.
HON. STEVE ROEMER STATED TO THE REVIEW OVER THE
TELEPHONE THIS MORNING THAT THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE WAS
UNKNOWN AND THAT NO ONE KNEW AT THAT TIME WHETHER
THE FIRE WAS INCENDIARY OR ACCIDENTAL.
IN ALL SIX BUILDINGS WERE DESROYED.
THE ESTIMATED LOSS WILL REACH $20,000 WITH VERY LIT
TLE INSURANCE, NOT TO EXCEED $2,000.
Deputy Sheriff George Caidestcr re
turned last night from IX-uson. where
he was yesterday with Deputy Sheriff
Porter McDonald on official: business.
When Uie train left lor thlb city,
Mr. Cbidesicr says the ruins resultant
from the big fire of yesterday morning
wcro still smoking. The fir was dis
co cred at a few minutes before S in
the morning. It is supposed to have
been slowly burn.ng for nearly an
hour. When discovery waa made Hi"
postoffice liui'aing was a mass of
flames, and w.Ui the wind that was
blowing it was- instantly realized that
an effective fight to stop progress of
;-.e was out of '.l-e rang of possibility
The Arc originated ci-lncr immedi
ately behind tin jn. -:!!!. o I:, a n-irrow
space between it and a Chinese joint
or in the latter. Which will probably
never be known. Opinion ai Benson is
tS.vlded as to whsther the Are was
started by Chinese indulging in apiuin
smoking or by a circus lollower who
may have crawled in between the pos'
oifice and the Chinese joint. Tne
Norris & Ilowe circus had been at the
town the iight before
All tha. saved the town from ii..,ie
es Mr. l-'roed-
(Icslruction, Mr. Chidesler says, v as Tied on any of the properties. Proprietor Samuel Frecdman was the
n. ,.., .,, i. .t.in i,ti, ,-.-- h,.. I whpn hf firn reached tho Wild Hal heaviest oi any individual. Furniture
blowing down the street, suddenij " attached to the r.f and side of that and ho , .
... . building, burning both badly but not close to 510,000. It leave
turncu straignt out icwara me depot. enUre,y Tne pr0prjetor o' the place I man rraUiclly penniless. He had a
From that time it was comparatively Was able to resume business there guod business and was married only
easy of keeping within the limVts It yesterday afternoon with temporary a few weeks ago.
had already attained. Theso linms fixtures. The house furnishings were Wm. Land was another large loser,
weie fixed by Ihe Virginia Kuiw on all gotten out of the building before ho saving nothing moie than a bmall
one sice and the Wild Cat sa'oon o.- the flames reached it. This was the amount of change that was m the ca:-h
the other. Everything between wa only case in which anything was sav- register.
burned D.gbt buildings in all. Tho ed from the flames in the burnwl dis- A restaurant and saloon taken over
destruction cf these was complete, trid in anything like condition for fu the first of the week by a termer lim-
imlidings aud contents representing lure use bcrman wnh tho Copper Queen a
entire ioss. "-Jo insurance was car The loss at the Grand Central by also a totai loss. Two other rcatau-
auts and a barber shop were destroy
ed. Owners of the ground over which
he fire swept were yesteiday aftcr
loon arranging .o rebuild. Work of
econsliuct.rg ihe burned bus.iies3
.louses wlil in two instances, com
mence today. Cn Ine sile of the
Grand Central the owner of the ground
.ias signified intention of putting up a
modern two-otory brick building as
soon as the materials can be secured.
Tho entire loss attendant on the fire,
it was icst.maied yesterday afternoon,
would go over S30.000.
Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 10 Judge William H. Barnes was taken ill at his residence this evening with
acute indigestion while at dinner and died at 9 o'clock.
JUDGE BARNES WAS ONE OF THE FOREMOST LAWYERS OF
ARIZONA AND WAS WELL KNOWN IN COCHISE COUNTY, AND IN
FACT ALL OVER THE TERRITORY WHERE HE HAS BEEN ACTIVE
LY ENGAGED IN LAW PRACTICE SINCE 1885. I
JUDGE BARNES FIRST' CAME TO ARIZONA AS AN APPOINTEE
UNDER PRESIDENT .CLEVELANDAS ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE,
TERRITORY. HE SERVER IN THIS POSITION FOR FOUR YEARS
WITH GREAT CREDIT TO HIMSELF. JUDGE BARNES WAS THE'
SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE ARIZONA BAR ASSOCIATION AND(
DURING HIS LIFE TIME IN THE TERRITORY, WHICH HAS EXTEND
ED OVER NINETEEN YEARS, HE ALWAYS TOOK AN ACTIVE)
PART IN THE POLITICS OF THE TERRITORY.
JUDGE BARNES ON FOUR DIFFERENT OCCASIONS REPRESENT
ED THE DEMOCRACY OF ILLINOIS AND ARIZONA IN THE NATION
AL CONVENTION, HAVING BEEN ADELEGATE TO THE DEMOCRATIC
CONVENTION WHICH CONVENEDIN 1876. 18S0, 1831 AND 1892.
JUDGE WM. H BARNES WAS A NATIVE OF CONNECTICUT, HAV
ING BEEN BORN AT HAMPTON IN 13. ..HE ATTENDED THE PUB
LIC SCHOOLS OF ALTON, ILLINOIS, VHERE HE REMOVED WHEN
HE WAS TEN YEARS OF AGE. IN 1866 H WAS ADMITTED TO THE
BAR OF ILLINOIS HAVING PREVIOUSLY GRADUATED FRAM THE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.
JUDGE BARNES WAS MARRIED TO MISS BELLE J. DALEY IN
ILLINOIS SHORTLY BEFORE COMING TO TUCSON. ONE DAUGHTER
WAS BORN, WHO AT PRESENT LIVES IN NEW YORK, THE WIFE
OF COL. JOHN H. MARTIN.
JUDGE BARNES WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC ORDER,
ODD FELLOWS AND ELKS, AND WAS ONE OF THE MOST PROMI
NENT CITIZENS OF ARIZONA.
JUDGE BARNES VAS RECENTLY PROMINENTLY BEFORE THE
PUBLIC THROUGH THE FACT THAT HE ANNOUNCED IN ST. LOUIS
THAT HE WOULD SUPPORT THEODORE ROOSEVELT AT THE LAST
. k . k . k n . . . k k n v. n "
He Sees Best
Who Sees the
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BRIEF DOUGLAS NOTES.
Don Carlisle, a Sonora mining man,
(is here on business.
Gus Reardon, of Sonora, arrived
yesterday frcm the lower country.
Ecward Ledweige, traveling audi
tor of the El Paso and Southwestern,
returned to EJ Paso today.
Line Rider Miller, who has been
taking a vacaUon for the past month,
will resume his duties on the lino
Col. Garcia, ihe owner of the Pi'
ares de Teras mine in Sonora, arrived
in this city yesterday from his prop
erties and Is at the International.
The top blew off a converter at lire
C. Q. smelter at 2 o'clock today and
one man was slightly injured by mol
ten copper. Tha explosion was causeu
by the lining falling.
N. S. Finch reluTPed to his silver
mi no in Sonora today. He stated
that he had recently struck a new ore
body In the Veta Grande, and lhat
from now on he will carry on produc
tive mining as, well as considerable'
development work. He will iiegln
shipping ore in the very near future as
there 3s a good body already opened
Edward N. Buck, editor of Ihe Na:o
Budget, Is in town today. This Is Mr.
Buck's first visit to the city since he
started his paper and he stated that
he is doing a good) business In li's
venture 'n tho Naco field. He nas
teen appointed a delegate from Ari
zona to attend the Irrigation Congress
in EI Paso and owing to ill health, ho
will remain there several weeks tak
ing treatment for rheumatism.
Mr. Peters, who is putting ia the
electrical transmission system at
Nacozari, returned to that camp this
morning. A trolley system is to be
used in hauling the cars through the
big tunnel and the whole mlnCng de
partment will be operated by electricity
generated by a big dynamo, driven by
a gas engine. It has been thoroughly
demonstrated at that camp that this
mode of producing power is the cheap
est In that country.
Tho Harmony Embroidery club Is
Ihe latest to be orgaiVzed in this
city. The organization was -effected
Mondav afternoon at tho home of Mrs.
Charles Iverson, on Fourteenth street,
the following having joined the club:
Mescalines Iverson, Thatcher, Murphy,
David Struthers, Andrew Struthers,
WIneland, Telfer, Huddleson, Sca
mons, Itcbson, Sjtone, Mahoney, Smith,
Grifhth and the Ml3ses Struthers and
Brodlc. During the evening dainty
refreshments were served and an en
joyable time had by those present.
Next 7'rlday afternoon the club will
have Its next meeting at the residence
of Mrs. Alfred Smith on Fourteenth
The Douglas Country club, organiz
ed to promote social exercise aad
amusement, held a meeting Saturday
evening and elected the following of
ficers: President, F. J. Davis; secre
tary and treasurer, T. Attlebury; j
beard of managers, S. W. French, Dr.
C. E. Rhone and J. P. Ssxton. This
club now has a tenn'.s court la KStary
hail block and expect to promote a golf
club, a riding club, etc.. In this com
To the Public, Ladies and Gentlemen,
and the Little Ones, too:
I beg to announce that I have just
returned from the Eastern markets
with a carefully selected! slock of dia-j
inonds, watches and jewelry, which I
will offer tor your inspection at H. H.
Hunter's Pharmacy. Later on I will
ialk to you again about prices.
E. B. LANE.
A UNIQUE SOCIAL AFFAIR.
Minnehaha Council No. 3, Daughters
o Pocahontas, will give a sheet and
pillow slip ball on Monday evening,
November 14th. A splendid time Is
assured a'.i who attend. Spectators
prom'.se to be numerous, and the nian
agenifnt has decided io admit them for
25 cents. Maskers will be required
to lift mask at door. Come and dance,
or just to see the unique costumes.
4. ff jt. jf 4. -J. 4. :
FRANK J. GRAF,
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