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Pioneer Paper of Arizona. PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 11, 1903. Thirty-Ninth Year. BISBEE ARIZONA Former Resident of Prescott Visits Mines of Bisbee-Arizona Gold and Copper Mining Company. linerahzed Hill With Indications Large Ore Bodies Under lying It. The following communication I nun a former well kuowu resident of Pref ect!, aud a mau who has had large ex perience in mining will le read with interest by all who are interested or who contemplate becoming interested in the projierty described : Tombstone, Ariz.. March .", 1903. F. W. Howard. Esq., Prescott. Arizona. Dear Sir: I hare just returned from a visit to the Warren Minim; I istrict iu this county, aud while there, I reniemliered your former re quest, some weeks ago. that I examine the property of the Bisbee -Arizona Gold aud Copper Mining company and hearing considerable talk of this property. I took the pains to go on the ground and look over the same, carefully Upon iuvestigatiou I found that the claims are located about seven miles in a northwesterly direc tion from the city of Bisbee. and ad- : join the property of the Modern Min ing company on the north. This fact I find from the latest survey which is just completed. The division line between the Bisliee-Arizona company and the Modern company is 2700 feet in length, and in the survey the line has been established by mutual un derstanding and is agreeable all round. The south line of the B. -A. G. and C. M. Co. property is about 800 to 900 feet north of the working shaft of the Modern company. The various claims of the B. -A. (i. and C. M. Co. cover the apex and consider able of the other part of what is known as Iron Mountain, or Iron , mm, and 1 am very iavorsniy ini- pressed with this apex and all this j ground. The surface formation on 1 this hill are very similar to the sur face of the richest districts of the Warren District, with which I am familiar, with the advantage, if any in favor of the locality of the B. -A. G. and C. M. Co. 's ground. I And rich stringers and abundant float all over this ground that indicate to me the same is mineralized aud it has every indication that the mineral ia tion extends to large lodies of ores. With a judicious expenditure of money, without a heavy expense, the fact can he determined whether large bodies of ore really underlie this ground as every thing on the surface jndjTKg-frots the part- ..f ; dial I hi- Would indicate. 1 have a few , tine specimens of ore. which were picked up by me at and about the prospecting works which I have not had assayed, yet look to be rich. From these specimens and the iron and lime which is in abundance on the ground and iu the vicinity. I think by development, it will be t found that copper will prevail at the valuable ore in all the deiosits. I Plenty of lime, iron aud water will make the property easily worked and they indicate to me the ore is there, i and the same can lie mined to advan tage. I will state further, that at the time of making this statement, that I have no interest iu the Bisbee-Arizona Gold and Copper Mining company, but from my examination of the premises and my knowledge of the management I consider interests therein desirable. 1 make this state ment because of my friendship for you. at your request. Yours very truly. Beu Kyliou. Territory of Arizona. County of Cochise, ss. Before me. Carl Behu. a notary pub lic iu and for the county of Cochise, territory of Arizona, on this day ier sonally appeared Ben Rybou. person, ally known to me to lie the person whose name is subscrilied to the fore- going instrument, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same for the purposes and consideration there in expressed. Given under my hand and official seal this 5th day of March A. D. MML My commission expires Septemlier 12. 1906. Carl Behu. Notary Public. A small block of this stock is now being offered for sale at 15 cents per share. J. S. Acker A Co.. Prescott. aud Investors Brokerage company. Tomb stone Agents. MINING INTELLIGENCE. Ed Block has hist returned from a visit of several days to the Merchants Mining company's property in the Big Bug district. He reports every thing progressing there very satisfac torily both in the mine and on the surface. The loarding house is com pleted aud the lioys gave a dance iu it last Saturday night. Another of the buildings is also approaching comple tion so that the company will soon nave aiup.e auu coimoruioie aecoinmo- datious for its employees. ;i)uring Mr. Block's visit the machinery for the big hoist for the property was hauled from the depot to the mine 1 1 1 e . ii It took ten animals to transport the machinery. Freighter Blaiiketi-hip aud Frank I-cklider combining their freighting outfits to get it up to the property. The foundation for the hoist has tieen graded and all that re mains now is to place it in lo.-itioii. It is estimated that this will take till the first of April. When thi boM is ready for ojierat ion tin- eonipany will be able to make much greater progress in the development of property. The company has al-o h't ine contract 10. grading 1 11c spur iroin . M . - I tne raiiroao to me mine, mis win be used jointly with the Oriental Mining eompauy which i- nperctiug the Postmaster mine. A. J. Pickerel), tie- well known miuiug miu. was in town today on a brief bu-nie-.- trip. Mr. Pickerell at tends strict I v to buviiie-s. and is a silent man 111 regard to his operations in mining. Iu re.-ponsc to inquiries from the Journal Miner though, he stated that he is making good progress in the development of the Rockefeller group of mines near the head of Big Bug. This group of mines is located right in the heart of oue of the rich est and most active mining sections in the county. Among the properties j continuous, or near to it are the Mer j chants Mining company's property, j the Poland mines the Poland Exten sion and the Bordeaux, all of which Of j are making an excellent show of ore. 1 and some of which are producing good i ore. Since taking charge of the j Rockefeller mine, less them two years j ago, Mr. Pickerell has done over 5000 j feet of development work. The shaft , is down to a depth of 700 feet at which : point a station is now lieing cut. Be tween the M and 000 foot levels ore was encountered which runs from $00 to 800 per ton and good ore has been ' encountered in all the openings of the mine. The proiierty is owued by the Gold and Copper Consolidated com pany. It has a complete plant for the treatment of the ore. near the Senator aud Mr. Pickerell has just completed a goood wagon read from the mine to this reduction plant, and with the large amount of ore now blocked out it is prepared to become a prominent producer of ore. Captain L. D. Phillips. Arizona manager for Douglas. Lacey 4 Co., has ordered a diamond drill to explore toe Uapitan mine with. The ma chinery has been on the road for a lit tle over a week. As soon as it arrives it will be placed in position on the alove property and the ground will be thoroughly exploited for the purpose of locating the ore body. When this I work is through the drill will be I moved to the Lonesome valley oil field and placed on the property of the Manhattan Oil company and the ! company will continue the prospect ing of its property with this drill. With over four thousaud feet of i work done and an ore showing not to be surpassed in central Arizona, the Oro Grande is in a position where the erection of reducting works is about all that is necessary to make it a big dividend iayer. While there are places in the mine where the ore values run up into ine moiisanas 11 is thought, after conservative sampling, that the general average of the ore . milled will be iu the neighborhood of 815. The ore can be mined very cheaply, on account of the extraor dinary "size of the ore body it ranging from HO to over 170 feet in width, in the various cross cuts which have been i ruu on the different levels. The early working of the Oro Grande means much for the Wickeuburg section, not , alone on account of the number of men which will be employed, but be cause of the advertisement it will be and the subsequent working of many other nearby properties. Wickenburg Xews. H. C. HeffleniHii has been in Pres ent! far two davs porcnHsing material 1 lor building a camp at the May Miu ing company's property about three miles from Mayer and adjoining the Blue Bell property. The May Mining company consists of seven claims running along the same ledge on which the Blue Bell is located and working, aud was originally located by Mr. Heffieniau. Some months ago he interested his brother aud a few friends at his old home in Ohio j his property and they organized the above company with Mr. Hetfleniau as superintendent and general man 1 ager. A shaft has been sunk to a depth of about 80 feet iu the ledge, which ruus from 15 to 55 feet in width, and at the present depth cop per sulphide ore is coming iu clear across the face of the shaft, and water level has not been reached yet. As soon as water level is reached it is be- lieved that a solid body of copper sul i phide ore will be encountered which will be practically the same as the 1 Blue Bell. That mine is now down i .'100 feet and growing richer at every j foot. Mr. Heffleman says the forma- tiou all the way down so far in his j shaft is identical with the Blue Bell : aud as he worked on the latter for over three years he ought to lie a good judge. This leads him to believe the May will develop into another just such a mine when depth is reached. A whim is being used now but a steam hoist will be installed as soou as wa ter level is reached. A boarding house and'buuk house will be erected at once aud work pushed as fast as possible. Superintendent E. D. Treadwell has the water all pumied out of the Hacklierry mine on Big Bug and is making underground surveys of the projjerty aud sampling the ore. He says the mine is looking iu flue con dition and exceeds even his anticipa j tions. The shaft is down :mo feet, aud ; levels have been run at this depth, i Just as soon as he gets the preliminar j ies concluded, he will commence act ive work developing the proiierty. Mat Hoveck. who has been superiu- tendent at the Express mine, at Po land, owned by Douglas. Lacey A I Co.. ever since the above company , has had control of the property, has ' leen compelled to resign his positiou ' with the company and will leave in a J few days to join his father in San ! Francisco, who has sold out extensive interests in Montana aud leaves in a few ftwks f(,r tHp aroun(i tne world. Mr. Hoveck is pronounced to lie one of the iiest miuim superintendent in , he west aud it was with deep regrets i.. , . , let him go. There was one fortunate thing, though for the conqiauy and that was they had a splendid and ery comietent man iu the person of John J. Wattersou, who had also been connected with the company for a long time, to put iu the imiortant position, which they did and Mr. Wattersou has taken full charge of affairs at the Express. A. II. Swener tou. of the Express, was .-ecu by a Journal Miner mau today aud said t...,, , ...... I. ...I ln .... countered j the tunnel this week. -pi,,, tunnel tart- in from Itiuc dulch mi has been run in to tap the large dyke which shows from the top of the mountain. The tunnel is in good shipping irold ore all tlie way but when the dyke was struck at a dis- tauce of about ."hi feet the ore showed up much better ami continues to hold out in values, if any change it being lor the I letter as work prog resses. The returns from the assays have not yet been received but the ore looks fine. It is reported that one of the largest luimui? deals that has taken nlnea nn Groom creek or Lynx creek, for a long time, has been consummated whereby a group of sixteen well known mining claims has become the property of a well known mining man. The Journal-Miner has been warned Ufa penalty of death to not men tion any name in connection with the sale for a few days, so you will have to guess who the parties are. The properties, however, are not far baa the famous Midnight Test mine. The Jerome Reporter says that the Mt profit of the United Verde for 1902 j was $927,054, a loss of about 82,000.000 from last year. Mine fire, slump in copper and increase in smelter capac ity cause. D. J. Sullivan informs the Journal- '. Miner that he has put a force of men at work on the prorierties of the Unit- i ed Gold Mines company near Con- ! gress, and that a letter from Superin tendent Dennis May states that work ; is progressing in fine shape. Three men in one shaft on the Alaska group are takin out ton of ore per day which averages about 865 or 870 to the j ton, while select samples of the ore runs nj, aj j-ig in 0ja wjt OMMf of gilrer. Mr. Sullivan is in high spirite over the future of the property of the company and says he believes they have the making of one of the biggest mine properties in Ya vapai county. DEATH OF D. K. ST. CLAIR. Passes Away This Morning at Early Hour After a Pro tracted Illuess. David K. St. Clair passed peace fully away from the cares of this life about 0 o'clock this morning after an illness which had extended over sev eral years, but which for the past three or four mouths had kept him confined to his bed most of the time. Mr. St. Clair was born in Virginia Dec. 24. 1800. and was conseouentlv j 43 years of age at his death He j luuves lieside his devoted wife, a father and one sister who now reside in St. Louis, Mo. He came to Prescott in 1900, hoping to regain his health which had been poor for some time. For a couple of ysars be seemed to be greatly improv ed but grew worse again and passed away as above stated. In September, 1900. he was married, in Flagstaff, to Miss Ella Hunter, who survives him, and who, during the long weeks of his illness watched , over and cared for him like a minis-1 teriug angel. Mr. St. Clair was one of those great hearted men to whom no one ever went in vain for help, aud his friends were equal to bis acquaintances. and during his sickness every care aud consideration was given him The funeral will lie held from Lo- gan's undertaking parlors at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow, March 11, and will be conducted by Rev. Bennett, of the Episcopal church. Mrs. St. Clair's sister, Miss Lulu Hunter, a teacher in the territorial j normal school at Flagstaff, was uoti-! fled by wire and will arrive in Pres- cott tonight to attend the funeral and j comfort her sister iu her hours of I great loss. THE EIGHT HOUR SYSTEM. By S. M. Wright. Eight hours to work and sleep eight to And eight to think and play. Would lighten the hearts in many a home That's cold and sad today. Eight hours to work and eight to sleep And eight to read and plav. Would strengthen, ah! many a aud mind body That's dwarfed or gone astray. For life's too short to spend too much At work or sleep or play: We'd better devote one-third to each: 'Twill lengthen much our stay. The woman or man who works too much, Will fail in health and fun: They always expect to take their ease But, never get begun. The woman or man who sleeps too much. Grows slack in body and mind: They have a desire to be Yet always lag behind. in the lead, j The woman much. or man who plays too Don't have great depth of brain. Or if they do their ballast too light Don't steady what they gain. The chronic who reads his books too much, Don't practice what he knows: He piles up knowledge quite moun tain high. While practical talent goes. The man peculiar who thinks too much Just hold your glass on him: He'll lietter the world but die too soon. This man so hungry and thin. But who is to blame for over work, Which robs of time and sleep? Is the philosopher not yet born To tell why life's so cheap? WALNUT GROVE BIRTHDAY. Craig. March 7. (Editor Journal Miner. Last Saturday, February 28th, was spent very pleasantly by the children of Walnut drove and Craig. The occasion was the celebration of the twelfth birthday of Marvin Piper, sou of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Piper, teachers of the Walnut drove and Craig schools. The many friends and schoolmates of Marvin gathered early at his home in Craig. It was a lieautiful sunshiny day. ami the forenoon was sent in nlayiug jolly out door games, led the youug host. When dinner was called the children entered the dining room, anil a large j table laden with good things met their eyes. 1" which the children, their ap ietites made doubly keen by their out door sports. did ample justice. The most of the afternoon was spent iu tramping through canyons and over hills, in which they saw many very pretty -ights. and the wish of the children was that they had a camera, but as that wish could not tie supplied they imprinted the pictures on their memories. On their return the children depart ' ed for home, declaring they never had seut a happier day. Annetta ( 'arter. A VERITABLE RAIN OF FIRE AND FLAMES Follows an Explosion of Oil and Gasoline Resulting From a Freight Wreck on the Erie Road. Men and Boys Blown Into the Air and Hu man Beings Mowed Down Like Grass by Flying Pieces of Steel. Oleau, X. Y.. March 10. From eighteen to twenty lives were lost and fully twice that uumlter were burned, or bruised by an explosion of oil late last night, following a wreck on the Erie railroad north of this city. Ow ing to the fact that some of the bodies were incinerated or blown into the creek by the explosion the exact uum lier of the dead will probably not be ! known for several days. An Erie freight train, composed largely of tank cars, filled with oil and gaso line, broke in two on a bill two miles north of this city. The forward part 1 was brought to a standstill at the : foot of the hill, when the rear cars gathering momeutum as they rushed down the hill crashed into the front cars. The impact was terrific. One of the tank cars caught fire soon after the collision, supposedly from a spark struck from the grinding pieces of AMERICAN ILLUSTRATORS Monday Club at Yesterday's Ses sion Dissects the Above Subject Gaining Information. The Exercises Were Aiso Intnrspersed With a Very Interesting Mus ical Programme Mrs. W. W. Ross, vice president of the Monday club, presided at ye-tor day's meeting of the club. Cou.-ider- able routine business was transacted and subjects discussed which were left open for the future consideration of the club. Among the latter was the question of organizing the club into sections, such as music, art and literature and have each section meet ! on separate days iu addition to the j regular meetings of the clubs, when ai sections would unite. This is for the convenience of memhcis. which would allow each oue to select what most suited her tastes. While no de finite action was taken, the expression j given by the memrrs seemed to be vary favorable to the proposition. It will be decided at the next business meeting of the club. The subject for the day was "Amer ican Illustrators." the leaders lieiug Mrs. deo. H. McGiunis and Mrs. H. B. Long. A large dark cttrtaiu was suspended on the wall and samples of I the work of American Illustrators were exhibited on it. Among the il lustrations were two sketches by Mrs. Captain L. 1). Phillips, which were hastily drawn by her for the occasion, one representing a kitchen scene, lie ing a chair, with a broom resting against it. and a bucket sitting lieside it. The other was a sketch of the sea with mountains in the back ground and a little lad wading iu the sand beside the water. Mrs. Phillips who j is an artist of considerable promiu-1 eance. aud also familiar to a great ex- j tent with the art of illustrating gave a talk on the subject of illustrations, which followed the regular papers ; read, and in which she gave much very interesting information on this subject. Mrs. Long, oue of the leaders of the day. read a paper on the subject and the discussion which followed, ill ad dition to Mrs. Captain Phillips, as noted above, was participated iu by Mrs. Geo. C. West aud Mrs. T. W. Otis. Mrs. West, who is also an artist iu wood eurgaviug. gave her discus sion in the form of a paper, while Mrs. Otis gave a talk on the subject, the discussion throughout resulting in much information on a subject of which the general public knows but little. equally luiere.-tiug wit 11 uie m.-ous- sion on "American Illustrators" was the musical programme rendered, which cousisteil of a vocal quartette composed of Mesdames Weeks. McGiu uis. Long and Martin, who rendered "Welcome Pretty Primrose. " with Mrs. M. E. Morin as accompanist. Mrs. (. O. France, of Santa Ana. California, a new arrival here and sis ter of Dr. Roper, sang a solo, accom panied on the piano by Mrs. Bopar, I which elicited an encore. Mrs. l-'rauce j lieing a very sweet siuger. A. li. ,y : Mader rendered a most exquisite vio j lin solo, accomiauied on the piano by Miss Anna Belle ISailey. an. I the ladies applauded him until he gave another selection. Mrs. Mcdiiinis also rendered a very beautiful vocal solo in her usual charmim; voice, with Mrs. M. K. Morin at the piano. The Deal pill 'ueath the stars and st rifies ; It cleauscs the system and nevei grijies. Little early Kiscr.-of world repute Ask for I leWitt 's and take no sub stitute. A small pill, easy to luiv. ea.-v to t:ike and easy to act. but never failing iu 1 result-. Iievtiii s little r.arly lilsers arouse the secret ions and act as a tonic to the liver, curing Merman , ently. 1 lirisley King Co.. Oorbin a hoik. 1 iron in the wreck. In this accident no one was injured but soon after wards hundreds of people gathered to view the brilliant flames. As the heat became less intense the crowd edged closer to the wreckage. Sud denly there was a terrific explosion, aud a mass of flames shot into the air aud over the people standing near. .Men and boys fell between the waves of Are to rise no more.. Huge pieces of steel mowed down human beings by the scores. A veritable rain of fire overwhelmed the crowd. Many jumped into the creek in an effort to put out their burning clothing. Many of the injured were burned to death by the flaming oil, before help could reach them. The work of rescue could not be begun before one o'clock when volunteers removed the dead and in jured to ambulances and wagons. Identification of the dead was impos sible in most cases. NEWS POTPOURRI. Our Kirkland Valley Correspondent Writes of Mining, Burglaries, Personal and Otherwise. Burglaries Committed in Which a Dis arrangement of Articles Only Was Accomplished, Kirkland, Ariz., March 9. Things hare been rather dull this Motion, mid what news there was, was more inaccessible to the writer than common. J. H. Hise is the ouly mine worker that is very active just now. But 1 List ing from toward the U. S. mine Indicate regular development in the quarter of Copper Basin. Tom Ernhart is also handling con- siderable lumber, which indicates contemplated mining activities, j Jack Arnold, who has been on the dean la toward Yuma, is getting out ore for Bill Rudy aud Jim Staples, lb-. Arnold, is much elated because the new railroad from Phenix to the Colorado river is surveyed through one group of his claims. James Stapps is on the desert. C. D. Rynearson and brother are building a fine looking white tuffa rock house on their rock quarries near Kudy's rau.-h. If I understand aright they will hereafter supply all ordeca for ornamental purposes, as well as furnish linings and other things that this tuffa is good for. Heretofore they only desired large orders. Mr. Hunt has moved his dry placer process plant to the Golden Xusa claim formerly owned by H. dohr Daan. The engines and other ma chinery are nearly ready to start. He also Ins coming from Kansas City a "dry washing" machine of his own design to be worked in connection with the pulverizing concentrating works already up and nearly ready to start. He also reports that assays made of a peculiar "black sand," which this claim contains in great quantities, have never returned less than forty dollars a ton. He has al ready on the ground a power magnate to extract and separate it in the same op eral ion that the virgin gold is sepa rated. This may be a greater source of revenue than fhe pure gold. Frank Berual. lately of San Fran- ,cisco aud a Mr. Rose, a veteran re I turned from the Philippine islands, i have bought the copper prospect of Mr. Ssviugley, as well as some other claims from Kyle, Coy & Co., near j the dohrman mines in Copper Basin and have just commenced work on them. Honda is also said to be at work in Copper Basin, but to what extent and in what manner we could not learn. The writer recently made a flying visit to Preaoott, and was much sur prised at the many new dwellings that are building iu this uncommonly cold and "dead of winter" weather. That i- almost a "boom" sign. With Joe Wilson's opera house in full bloom, Preaoott will appear more like a fash ionable resort than a mining man's center of attraction. But whatever its fate I hope that the stiff, formal landscape gardening will never prevail on its anbnrba. That sort of a thing knocks more poetry out of a fellow lhan a China a with wooden shoes on chasing a rooster. Vour Simplex machine reminds us of an old printer some years ago who said : "When you get 7a machiue that can replace the Driuter's Augers, guided by a preL'lear head beg pardon lor Hgoti'dyou may look next for .-babies Sowing on potato vile - and full grown roosters hatching from BlUanUal eggs." It seems to I up to the babies aud roosters now. A series of puzzling burglaries hap pened some weeks ago. John Morris' house. near t he Crano ranch, was en tered ami things iiiset generally, but he missed nothing, dohrmau's camp ami the buildings mi the Big .'1 Placer eoaapany'a land were broken bate aav- eral times and things upset, trunks emptied aud books tumbled from shelves fearful to behold, but only a can of corned beef and a little coffee was misted. It is the writer's conjec ture that they were professional bur glers (tenderfoot; from the east, not "posted" on miner's ways. Will the Journal-Miner please inform ftese gentlemen that the Arizona prospector prospective, possible, probable future millionaire never puts his legal ten der, dust, etc., where they were look ing. His favorite place is a bank. i. e. , sand Dank ol original deposit a faro bank, and ouee iu a very great while, a regular bank. But theMast named bank is the safest. Try them. You are sure of boodle there if you can get to it. Feily Dale. Telegraphic Sparks. Tampa. Fla.. March 'J. Henry Thomas, the negro who attempted to assault the ten year old daughter of Port Keen was lynched near Parish last night after admitting his guilt. Denver, March 9. dov. Peabody to day recalled a portion of the troops sent to Colorado City to maintain order during the strike. A military guard will still lie retained at the re duction works until the strike is ended. Chicago, March !l. The jury which will try the cases against the coal operators who are accused of conspir acy was completed today. Thirteen hundred and thirteen men were exam ined before the jury could be com pleted. Memphis, Tenn.. March 9. The river guage is still moving steadily upward. At noon today it marked the highest water during the present rise. Reports from the over flowed districts indicate that there is dis tress among the negro farmers. St. Louis, Mo.. March 0. One hun dred families living below Alton. Il linois, have tieen rendered homeless as a result of the rise in the Missis sippi river. The river is threatening to inundate the farming lands along the banks. People are moving out in scores. Washington, March President today nominated O. D. M. daddis to be postmaster at Kingman, Arizona. This appointment was made prior to the adjournment of congress but the senate failed to reach it for conflrm mation. Ogden, Utah. March 9. A fatal shooting scrape took place at Matlan this morning on the Southern Pacific. The east bound freight stopped at the station, when Conductor Ander son. Brakemeu Malau and Stevenson ordered some twenty-five holnis from the cars. As the trauiM were forced to leave, one 01 tliem named 1'at lo-Iello. drew a revolver aud ordered the train men "hands up" and then began shooting. Malan returned the fire in flicting fatal wounds on Costello. Berlin. March 0. Earth quake shocks have lieeu felt for two days in the mountains of Saxony. The shocks today were very violent. The inhabitants of Crazlitz left their bouses for safety today and great ex citement prevails among them. Washington. March 0. The demo cratic senatorial caucus, which met at 11 o'clock this moruing. organized by electing Senator Oorraau to his old position as chairman. He made a brief speech iu assuming the chair. The caucus then proceeded to other business. Xew York. March 3. Ellen Yail. aged R) aud her daughter. Eliza beth, aged 22. met their death in a fire on East Seventeenth street early today. The older woman was suffo cated aud the younger one jumped from the fourth floor. The property lost by Are is small. Washington. March 5. President Roosevelt today sent to the senate the nomination of W. D. Crum, colored, to be collector of the port at Charles ton, S. C. This is the second nomin ation of Crum. the senate at its ses sion just closed having failed to con firm the appointment. St Johns, N. F., March 9. The steamer l landa arrived here yesterday evening after a passage of twenty-one days from Liverpool. She epxerieuced terrible weather. Carpenter Marlseu was killed. Boatswain Cook had an arm broken, and Engineer Braytou had three fingers torn from his hand during the storm. The steamer was badly damaged by the force of the hurricane. Buffalo, March 7. A woman named Marian Hutchinson, a former em ployee of the murdered man Edwin L. Burdick, at his envelope factory, was taken into custody by the police today. Superintendent of Police Bull declared that the woman is not under arrest but is simply lieing detained. She is being examined by Bull and the district attorney. Glenn Falls, X. Y.. March 7. -By the capsizing of a flat boat used as a ferry at Spiers Falls today, nine men were drowned. There were sixty men iu the boat. The current was very swift, and a mass of logs aud ice struck the boat. In the confusion, one man jumped out, and iu doiug so caused the boat to tip over, half the men falling into the river aud Betas carried down by the current. Four bodies have been recovered. Washington. March ii. The secre tary of the navy has received a tele gram from Rear Admiral dla--. com manding the Pacific squadron, saying that all is quiet at Amapala. Hon duras, and that reports indicate the success of Bonilla. the insurgent leader anil the restoration of icace shortly. The fleet will leave Amapala today for Acapuleo and San Fran cisco. Washington. March 0. A Swede w ho gave his name as Z. Berg of Provi deuce. R. I., tried for an hour this morning to see President Roosevelt. He was urged by the white house at taches to reduce his communication to writing which he attempted to do. but failed. Berg told the secret ser vice officers, that several years ago he had informed the I'nited Slate- that the Spanirads intended to blow up one of its battle ships and he wanted the president to secure 1100, 000 for him iu payment for the infor mation. The man was Anally persuad ed to return to Providence. Philadelphia, Pa., March 6. A gen eral strike has been called by the ex ecutive board of the international as sociation of bridge and structural iron workers against the American Bridge company. This order includes all construction work in the hands of the company throughout the United States and Canada. It involves thousands of men in all sections. Hamilton. Ohio, March 6. Alfred Knapp. the;multi-wife murderer, was visited today by his attorneys from Cincinnati. There is no doubt what ever that the defense will plead insan ity. Knapp's fourth wife, and her sisters and brothers-in-law will testify tnat inapp nas not been right - men tally since he was kicked by a horse when Ave years old. Knapp is in different. Cheyenne, Wyo., March 6. "Laugh ing Dick" Carey, the last of the no torious "Hole in the Wall" gang of cattle rustlers and train robbers, and for whom rewards aggregating 83000 have been offered, is lieing closely pursued by a posse. His capture is hourly expected. In view of the pro posed hunting trip of President Roosevelt through Wyoming, an extra effort is being made to place this out law behind the bars. Washington, March 5. Two import ant appointments were made today in the department of Justice- W. A. Day of the district of Columbia was made assistant attorney to the attorney gen eral at a salary of seven thousand per year. Milton D. Purdy, of Minneso ta, was appointed assistant attorney general. These places were created by a recent act of congress. Yernon. Utah, March 7. Frank Burns, of Salt Lake,swas killed and his brother John Burns and John W. Taylor, were seriously injured in a snow-slide in Oakbrush canyon last night. The men had been working a claim at the head of the canyon and were asleep at the time. The aval anche tore the cabin to pieces and carried the men some distance down the mountain side. Washington, March 5. The United States senate met at noon today in special session, called by the presi dent. Today being the first session of the senate of the fifty-eighth congress the oath was administered to thirty senators, who take office for six years. Of these, seventeen were re-elected, and thirteen newly elected. The scene was a brilliant one. The galleries were filled at an early hour with many frieuds and relatives of the new senators. The latters' desks were marked by a wealth of floral decora tions. Tweuty six senators in all took the oath today. Chicago, March 5. A murder, com mitted by a band of thieves, who obl urged and robbed nightly, in West Madison saloons, has been made known to the police by John Lyons, after three years concealment. Lyons, who is said to be dying with consump tion, says his concsience gave him no rest, and that he will And peace only in death. John Howard, a printer, was the victim. On the statements of Lyons, charges of murder have been placed against Jos. Moore and James Bray, who are under arrest in St. Louis. Howard was drugged in a sa loon and carried to the sidewalk, and robbed. Soon after he was found, he died in the patrol wagon. Sacramento, CM., March 5. Carrie Nation, the famous saloon smasher, from Kansas, was the center of attrac tion in the legislature today. After the senate adjourned at 12:30 o'clock she ascended to the president's desk, aud delivered a sensational address which lasted for half an hour. She read a letter declaring that in several committee rooms of the capital build ing, iu the office of the secretary of -tate and in the rooms of the state lunacy commission stocks of liquors are maintained. She challenged any one to deny the fact but received no answer. She distributed souvenir hatchets as she wended her way back to the hotel after the address, and was followed by a large crowd of small boys. Berlin. March 9. Emperor William received President Francis of the St. Louis exposition in an audience at noon today. The emperor treated President Francis with great distinc tion. He received him privately, and ask ed him many questions concerning the exposition. The conversation traveled to many subjects that lasted for fifty minutes. An allusion having been made to Houston Stewart Chamberlain's work ou the "Foundations of the Nine teenth Century Civilization," Em l eror William immediately sent for a copy, wroto his name on the fly-leal aud presented the book to Mr. Fran cis. Washington. March 0. While no advices have been received at the Chinese legation here relating to the serious condition of affairs which are approaching a crisis in the interior of China, it is understood that the new minister. Sir Liang Chen Tung, who sailed from Hong Kong Feb. 27. will bring to Washington important in structions bearing on the subject. The conditions reported will be most distressing to many of the Chinese provinces. Besides Sir Liang, there are sitxy memliers of bis party, in cluding the new charge de a'ffaires. secretaries for legations in Spain, Peru, and Culia. and Consuls general for Sau Francisco, and Xew York and a consul for Houolulu. Washington. March 5. Judge A. C. Bierer of duthrie. Judge J. K. Keatou of Oklahoma City, and Attorney S. H. Harris of Perry are in Washington for the purpose of appearing liefore the supreme court today iu argument of two cases ieiiding before that tri bunal. One of the cases involves the validity of the law assed by the Ok lahoma legislature providing for the taxing of Indian lands in organized counties for court aud territorial pur poses. The second case involves the title to the priqierty ou which South duthrie is located. H. H. BockAnger. an heir of former settlers of the prop- erty, claims title as a homestead to 100 acn- on which more than 1000 people are living. The case has been through the different courts and is up for Anal court. argifhient in the supreme Philadelphia. Pa.. March 10. I Stockholders of the Punsylvania rail road company iu annual meeting to day voted to increase the capital stock of the company by one hundred aud fifty million dollars, making a total capitalization of four hundred mill ions. Brisbane. Queensland, March 10. Townsville and North Queensland, have been visited by a cyclone in which many persons were killed and injured. Part of the hospital building col lapsed during tne storm killing six persons. Schools, churches aud resi dences were destroyed. Many of the inhabitants were ren dered homeless. Kansas City, March 10. Charges of official corruption in the police department, involving Chief liaynes. Detective Sanderson, and Officers McAueny and Sullivan, were tiled to day with the ard of police commis sioners by Jailer Tod 4uuter. Loose practices and acceptance of bribes charged. Investigation will follow. Lincoln, Xeb., March 10. Train service is badly paralyzed in Xebras ka today on account of Aoods. Bridges on all the main lines of the Burlington and Uniou PaciAc were washed out last night. The Rock Isl and bridge at South Bend jwas torn loose and bore down upon the bridges at Louisville destroying the middle span. Miles of country .are under wa ter, along the Platte. New York. March 10. The Anchor Liner Karamnaia, from Marseilles, Palermo and Xaples is detained at quarantine today because a number of the crew died under peculiar cir cumstances on the voyage. Six deaths occurred two of the crew and four passengers in the steerage. AH were taken with the same symptoms, cramps, uausea and collapse. It is thought that they were poisoned by some noxious gases emanating from the cargo. Colorado Springs. March 10. By order of Col. James Brown, a cordon of soldiers surrounding strike head quarters, in Colorado City, were 1 withdrawn early this morning. Everything is quiet in the city and at Three mills. A sentry at the Stand ard mill tired on a striker who at tempted to pass through the lines without answering a challenge, at two this morning. At Telluride another slight clash occurred'wben some one fired through a window, the shot be ing returned by the sentry. No dam age was done. Colorado Springs. Colo. March .. The leasing of Cripple Creek tlie traitou estate at comprising about 700 acres places Cripple Creek largely iu the hands of practical miners who have done much to make the camp what it is. The properties will be leased in blocks several hundred in number. At present lerhaps 2000 ap plications have lieeu received. Con tracts will be let beginning at the next monthly meeting March 26. Work will be afforded for 1000 or more men. Stratton's ludeendeuce will lie thoroughly exploited from the ! deepest workings 1100 feet. The suc- cess of the big pump newly installed j in handling the water flow which is only about 250 gallons per minute' makes the exploitation possible. The mine is outputting 25 tons daily. A force of 4o0 men is employed. The Mary McKinley mine is output ting 75 to 10O tons of ore daily from levels extending to 500 feet depth. The ore is smelter grade. Paris. March 7. A remarkable dem onstration of France-American cor diality occurred at a liauquet given at eleven this morning, at Hotel Conti neutal to D. K. Francis, president of the St. Louis exposition. It was given by the presidency of the minister of commerce Trouillet and was attend ed by Ave hundred of the foremost officials, including a personal repre sentative of President Loubet. Prac tically the whole ministry and repre sentatives of state, the senate, cham ber of deputies, judiciary and the army and navy. President Francis arrived here from Madrid late last night, and owing to his intention of leaving for Berlin at once the lnqnet was arranced for an unusually early hour. The decoratioi it the banquet hall were magnificent. The famous bandof the hundred and fourth in fantry furnished patriotic French American music. Francis was enthusiastically re ceived when he arose to respond tc I elaborate addresse-of welcome. He was presented wi'h valuable gifts, from President Loubet. aud from M. 1 Ancelot, presideur of the French ex- j position company. Washington, March 4. President Roosevelt, accompanied by Secretary Loeb and several members of the' white house executive force, arrived at the capital early in the morning. They were joined soon afterwards by members of the cabinet. While the business of the senate was being concluded a number of seuators and members of the house called ou the president in his room, some of them taking to him bills in which they are interesed personally. All measures presented for his signature were scanned very carefully by the president, and members of the cabinet who are interested iu them. After being entered by the white house clerks, they were sigued by the presi dent. Both the sundry civil and the general deficiency appropriation bills were sigued by the preisdent, after approval by the cabinet. The naval appiopriatiou bill was the last of a big supply of bills to which the presi dent affixed his signature. By 11:45 he bad signed all the bills presented to bim anil the announce ment of that fact was made in the sen ate and bouse. When the Anal ad journment was taken President Roose velt held an informal reception to senators aud representatives in his room. Go to Kearney s. Courier building. FREE READING ROOM Its First Year's Existence Proves Highly Successful Good At tendance of Visitors. Former Officers Enthusiastically Re Elected Coupled With &ote of Thanks From Citizens. While the citizens of Prescott, dur ing the past year, have manifested a very commendable interest in the free reading room in the matter of its sup port, there seems to be somewhat of a luck of interest last evening when it came to attendance at the annual meeting. It was with some difficulty that a quorum was obtained, but what was lacking in numbers was more than compensated for by the enthusiasm of those present. M. B. Hazeltine, president of the directors, presided at the meeting and B. D. Billinghurst was tary pro tern in the absence of Miss Block, the regular secretary. The reading room has proven a great benefit during the year, and that it has been appreciated was shown by the patronage, it has re ceived during the year, the librarian's report showing that there has been over forty one visitors to it daily. The room has been fitted up at an expense of over 8100, provided with tables and chairs for the accommoda tion of visitors and supplied with newspapers, magazines and other pe riodicals, together with a limited number of books, the use of which in the room is provided free to all who wish to avail themselves of them. Many a stranger in the town, visit ors from the country surrounding Prescott as well as single men residing in Prescott find it a convenient and pleasant place to spend their spare time perusing newspapers or maga zines. The report of Miss Amelia Block, secretary and treasurer of the institution, showed a very gratifying condition of finanical affairs, the re ceipts being as follows: Membership cards, 3238; donations, 1217.75; en tertainments, $333.70, or a total of $789.67. The disbursements showed a total of $795.25, or a deficit of $5.60 for the thirteen months. The items were fur nishing the room, $102.75; magazines and papers. $31.70; rent, $210; salary libarian. $260; games, $6.20; electric globes and fixtures, $8.10; piano for entertainment. $8: liquid air enter tainment, $165.50. In regard to the latter item it was explained that a profit of abont 940 was realized on the enterainment, the grog,, receipts being over $200. ' The Prescott Electric company has funished lights free for which a hearty vote of thanks was voted it. The old board of directors had con ducted the affairs of the institution so successfully for the past year that a motion to re-select them received a hearty second and on being put to a vote was enthsuiastically carried. The directors are Messrs. M. B. Hazeltine, C W. Moore, B. D. Bil linghurst, Harry Brisley, R. A. Tal bot, Charles Ashley, F. M. Metzgar, R. E. Morrison, E. Rockway; Mes dames W. M. Claypool, J. L Munds, Xellie Akers, J. I. Oardner, H. B. Long and Miss Amelia Block. At the suggestion of President Hazeltine. a vote of thanks was ten dered to the press for its uniform courtesy and liberality towards the reading room. At the conclusion of the citizens' meeting the board of directors held a meeting for the election of officers ' aud the former officers were re-elected in much the same manner that the di . rectors had been. They are M. B. ! Hazeltine, president; Mrs. H. B. Long. vice president, and Miss Amelia Block, secretary and treasurer. The question of raising finances for the present year was then discussed, and it was decided to appoint commit tees to wait upon the citizens and so I licit subscriptions. Other business topics were dis- cussed, among them the approaching ! entertainment of Mr. Burroughs, and ' Mrs. Long was appointed to take ' charge of a book show, to be given on ' Saturday, April 11, the day preceding : Easter Sunday. i'ii" directors then adjourned to j meel again on March 24, when the ' committees will tie appointed. A PRACTICE SHOOT. A large crowd assembled at the gun club's grounds west of the Prescott Electric company's plant yesterday afternoon to see the boys slaughter blue rocks. The weather was nice enough to be out. but bad for shoot ing as the wind blew a perfect gale, which made the festive bluerock cut all kinds of fancy tricks. The score was is follows, each man shooting at .V targets: Ray Hill. 31; H. C. Burmister, 31; Jake Marks, 33; J. Archenbau, 24; Gil Ferguson. 33: T. H. Bate, 18; Ben Hart wick. 24: Pickett. 35: M E. Morin. 40: Robinson, 15; D. D. Mc Donald, 37; R. B. Burmister, 25; Dr. Roper. 9; W. S. Parker, 20. Several of the shooters were new men some of them never having shot at a bluerock liefore in their lives, but they had as much fun as any body, aud may be among the best shots of the club some of these days. The club is practicing regularly to get in the best possible shape 'for the territorial tournament to be held in Pi e.-cott next i Vtober. A REMARKABLE CASE. I Ine ot the most remarkable ca i of a cold, deep seated on the lungs, causing pneumonia, is that of Mrs. I dertrude E. Feuner, Marion, Ind.. who was entirely cured by the use of t ne Minute Cough Cure. She says: I "The coughing and straining so : weakened me that I run down in ! weight from 148 to 92 pounds. I tried a number of remedies to no avail nn I til 1 used One Minute Cough Cure, i Four bottles of this wonderful remedy cured me entirely of the cough. I strengthening my lungs and restored I me to my normal weight, health and Iruiiirtli Brisley Drug Co., Corbin A Burke. .