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AN AUTHORITY ON MINES AND MINING. THE BEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN ARIZONA. i 4 IN ARIZONA, a Second Souks, Vol. IV, No. 3. NOGALES, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 1904. Whole No. 60: 2m A SCENE OF SPLENDOR!. The frieze of the gallery, extend ing all tne way around the patio, a measured distance of 21G feet, was lined with a row of electric lights, about ten inches apart. Upon the two long sides of the patio the gal lery is .supported by five twelve foot arches, with four arches' of the The Great Ball in Honor of Don Ramon Corral at the Palace of Government in Hermosillo. A Most Notable Occasion. Last Saturday night 'there was given in the great court of the Palfirlo del G older no at Hermosillo, the final and most splendid of the magnificent series of entertain- j meats given in honor of Don ! Ramon Corral, vice-president elect! of Mexico, during his visit, closed! this week, to his native state a! grand ball a scene of unparalleled j splendor, unrivalled magnificence, I .seldom equalled, and never ex- j celled. ! The great court of the Palace of Government (State Capital) which j is 88x101 feet, in the center an open patio 18x00 feet, had been! converted into a veritable section j of fairy land. Entering the court , through the broad corridor leading from the main entrance of the fa lace, the visitor faces the wide! stairway leading up to. the second) story of the building, above which; an exquisite mural painting pre sented a beautiful and life like re presentation of a mountain water- j fall, tumbling the rioting, rushing j waters seemingly on down the stair case in a foaming .cascade to the a . 1 111 . 1 verv noor 01 trie oauroom ine effect being produced by a very ; artistic arrangement of silvered i paper. Upon each side of the sil very cascade rustic railings led ' up the staircase, by which the bands, and others having to do so ' could mount to the broad porch above, surrounding the patio upon : all sides, which served as a gallery j that was crowded with delighted spectators. Over the entrance to the great; staircase, with its charming water ( effect, was sprung a great arch fair- ; y blazing with electric lights, sup-j ported upon each side by a smaller j arch, likewise magnificently ilium- j inated, the one upon the left hav-1 ing a life sized portrait of Mrs. Corral, that upon the right a com- panioti portrait of Don Ramon j himself. Surrounding the portrait; of Mrs. Corral the arch was filled i with oleander branches, the flowers j and leaves making a solid bank of j pink and green. The other arch j was banked about- the picture in j the same way with evergreen. Over j the arches, in great golden letters, ; was the inscription . j "Obi:uio a Don Ramon Corral y ; Sua. Ampako Coukal." Overhead the open patio had j been roofed with canvass, and in the center, sixty feet above the! floor, there blazed a great star of electricity, surrounded by an im mense blazing circle of light, twelve fett or more in diameter. Fast ened to the edges of the circle ; completing its entire eireumfer-! ence, were the ends of great: streamers of the national colors, ! green white and red, each sus pended at the other end from the! edge of the surrounding gallery, and hanging in a graceful sweep j between the circle above and the base of the gallery balustrade,; which latter was twined with the j national colors. I space of the court was canvassed, and the patio was the dancing floor, while the surrounding portico served as foyer where promenaded the happy participants when not dancing, or they gathered in little circles to discuss the splendor and beauty of the scene and exchange S0N0RA SIFTINGS. A Collection of Happenings in the State Over the Line. same size upon the short side (compliments and pleasantries ap propriate to the time and place. In the galleries the bands of the Twelfth and Nineteenth Regiments and Campodonico's orchestra al ternated in discoursing sweet strains for the merry dancers, and there was no cessation of the. music or dancing from the time the grand march sounded at nine o'clock at night until hours after daylight broke through the roof above and paled to insignificance the blazing splendor of a thousand electric each arch supported by lofty col umns. In each, of the spaces be tween the haunches of the arches was a large white shield, in the center a golden sunburst, (a replica in colors of the design on the ob verse of the Mexican Dollar), the cap of liberty a brilliant red, and in its center an incandescent elec tric light. Between the arches were hung graceful festoons of wistaria, and inside each arch was a semi-circle of electric lights, while the capitals lamps, of the columns were circled with ! The spacious ballroom was electric lights, but four inches crowded with the elite of Hermo- - 1 "a'w C SS j At-, .4 ( -. - . V-afsajwi,!, :mnn v 1 '"'' ii-'.'t Siii&il- J.IM'M ' ' ' ' J W'frMH:'! I .V SsAu, r 31 WHEHK THE GHAND HALU WAS (ilVKN. apart, with a similar circle mid way down the column, the incan descents six inches apart. The col umns were twined with artificial roses and chrysanthemums, pink white, red and yellow, and also with narrow bands of the national colors. Around the base of the columns were constructed wide circular divans Turkey red in color. The broad portico, between the patio and the main wall was also brilliantly illuminated and artisti cally decorated. The v?qt in the sillo, and there were many present from Guaymas, La Colorada, i Torres, Magdalena, -Ures, Nogales and other places. Refreshments were served with lavish hand, 'and at the buffets were all the heart could desire in unlimited quan tities. After eight o'clock in the morn ing the two military bands headed a procession of escort in which a a couple of hundred 'friends joined to escort to their residence Don Ramon, and his charming lady, and the curtain fell upon one of ceiling" overhead were covered with most splendid social functions ever begin. . . .1 1 ....... 1 the national colors, and pendant ; seen upon Die l aciUc boast, hundreds of small guidons of the same colors, bach oi the many doorways surrounding the court was draped with fine lace curtains, j Mrs. Mark Lulley has organized and above each was an illuminated A new orchestra to'supply music at shield like those described in the (balls, parties, receptions, etc. The Mr. Pedro Trellos of Magdalen a, was at Hermosillo last week. Mr. Gaston Schwab of Nogales, was at Guavmas Saturday. Mr. George Schroter of Denver, was at Guaymas last week, return ing from a trip into Sinaloa. Mrs. A. Naugle and family re turned to Guaymas from the east on Monday. Mr. Naugle went to Nogales to meet them.. Monday morning Mr. Bird and the small boy, Walter Duane Bird returned from a visit of nine days at Guaymas, Minas Prietas and Hermosillo. Mr. Frank YVeimer of the Gold Coin Mining Co., was at Guaymas last week. Saturday evening he went to Minas Prietas, to return home to San Javier. Mr. J. H. Talbot, superintendent for the Reina del Oro Mining Co., in the Altar district was at Guay mas Saturday and Sunday, return ing to Ei Tiro Monday. Mrs. C. Butterfield of Los Ange les, who is interested in mining in the Alamos district, near the Sinaloa line, was at Guaymas last Saturday, returning to California. Last. week John Sattory . was in from San Juan Grande, where he returned this week, accompanying him Mr. A. G. Pace, who goes out to assist in handling the business end of the enterprise.'. Mr. and Mrs. Henry. Levin and family, who have been visiting at Hermosillo a couple of weeks, guests of the family of Mr. Fer nando Mendez, have this week re turned home to Nogales. At the Cantina Central in Her mosillo Bert Monteverde continues to cater to a large and constant ly increasing rUrnteUi' who appre ciate line wines and liquors and Mexican cigars of the best quality. The steam shovel?, carriers, pumps, sluice boxes, etc., for the Greene Consolidated Gold Mining Company at La Brisca, are fast assembling, and will be in working order within thirty days, when the work of sold extraction will New Orchestra. Mr. Arturo Lelievere of Guay mas, has kindly presented Tnv: Oasisl- with some excellent kodak pictures of Don Ramon Corral, General Peinado and Agustin Bus tamante, taken during the festivi ties, at the Sonora metropolis a ! couple of weeks ago. space between the haunches of the instruments are two violin., a cor arches, facing the patio. I net and a piano. Mrs. Luliev lead- Within the patio the two great I ing with the latter named instru-, It is reported that Wednesday of laurel trees, rising almost to the ! ment of which she is an acknowl- j last week a detachment of La (h'n illuminnted ceiling sixty feet alwve edged mistre. The lady is ixUodannn-iti Fiscal encountered in the the floor, were incandescent with ; a composer oi pronounced ability, j Jojoba, mountains, northwest from the colored rays emanating from ; and (lie repertoire of the ochestra, j Magdalena, a small band of rive hundreds of red, green and blue i which is extended and varied, in- j Yaquis, conveying ammunition, electric lights, and surrounding I eludes a number of her own com- j and had a tight, killing two of the each tree was a broad, circular positions. This new orchestras Yaquis, wounding another, anil divan in Turkey red, like those j made its initial appearance at the j two escaping. The (icudnnneria, about the columns, for seats. i Thanksgiving ball, Thursday even- j lost two horses, and one man VSUUUUt'U. The cement floors of the entire ling.