ON MINES AND
Vol. VIII, No. i.
NOG ALES, ARIZONA. SATURDAY, DECEMBER i, 1906.
Whole No. 707
LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS OF SONORA
RAILWAY ON STRIKE THIS WEEK
Demanding Release of One of Their
Number Incarcerated on Account
of Unavoidable Accident.
Beginning Wednesday evening
the trains of the Sonora railway
ceased running on account of the
incarceration of one of their num
ber at liermosillo, for having run
over a man Saturday evening near
La Union, the junction of the Her-m"-i!lo
branch with the main line
alout two miles from the capital
Coming from Guaymas Saturday
veiling, on the regular passenger
train due at Nogales Sunday morn
ing, Engineer Jesse Kit was so
unfortunate as to strike a deaf
man who was walking on the track
in the dark. As soon as the loco
motive headlight showed t he man
on the truck Engineer Kits sound
ed all the signals, and immedia
tely made every effort to stop,
seeing1 that the man paid no at
tention to signals.
Returning to Guaymas Sunday
night and reaching there Monday
morning Mr. Uitz was instructed
by the authorities to return to
liermosillo for examination, which
he dil the same evening. Tues
day a demand was made, it is re
ported, that he give bail in the
uin of $5,000, for his release until
.final report and adjudication of
the case. It is reported that the
company declined to furnish the
bail, alleging that the demand is
illegal, and in violation of recent
regulation from the Department of
Communication and Public Works,
at the City of Mexico. Another
report is that the authorities re
fused to accept, bail, which the
company tendered. At this time
neither report is verified. Upon this
refusal Mr. Uitz was placed in jail
to await the slow process of in
vestigation, which has at times re
quired several weeks.
It is further reported that im
mediately upon learning of the in
carceration of their fellow employe
the locomotive engineers of the
road notified the company that un
less Uitz were released forthwith
they would not turn a wheel. At
any rate, Wednesday evening
wheels ceased turning. When the
train that left Guaymas Wednes
nesday afternoon reached liermosi
llo it remained there, the engineer
refusing to pull out unless Uitz were
released; and when the train that
left Nogales at eleven o'clock the
jsame evening, reached the Sonora
capital, the engineer pulling it
likewise refused to proceed; both
trains remaining at that station.
It is reported also that freight
trains have stopped running also,
all engineers refusing to take their
locomotives out from division ter
minals. No train left Nogales on
the regular passenger schedule
Thursday evening, and it is report
d that the situation was the same
jit Guaymas. The engineer at
Xogales refused to go out, for the
j-ame reason advanced by all
others; and at Guavmas there was i
no one to bring out a train, as the!
entire train crew whose turn it was!
to come north were sidetracked atj
liermosillo, awaiting the result of j
the negotiations that were in hand.
for release of the incarcerated en
gineer. At this writing, Friday noon,
there is no change in the situation.
The train due to leave Thursday
evening stands on the siding on
the Sonora side of the line, with!
the Pullman which should lie at
tached standing just at the line on
the Arizona side, where the switch
engine left it Thun-day evening,)
the engineers in the vard refusing!
to cross over for any purpose what
ever, until the situation is cleared
by release of Engineer Uitz. . The
car is filled with passengers going
into Sonora, who are doing all
they can to make the most of their
P. S. As these forms were going!
to press information was received
that Uitz has been released on
bonds, and the first train is about
to pull out from Nogales, Sonora.
The (iirls Guild will hold a ba-i
zaar on Saturday evenining Dec.
8, 190') at the Sunday School room
of the Episcopal church.
Work has been going on for
some time and everything is being
done to make it a success.
Come to the Girl's Bazaar and
buy your Xmas gifts.
Candy the best ever can be
bought at the Girl's Bazaar.
Don't forget to step into the Tea
Uoom. It will remind you of your
honeymoon in Japan.
Ye fortune will be told by a
famous Gypsy at the Girl's Ba
At the regular meeting of the
Directors of the Nogales and Santa
Cruz County Hoard of Trade held
in the parlors of the First National
Hank of Nogales, Arizona, Tuesday
evening November 27, 1900, the
following resolutions were adopt
ed: Whereas, it has pleased the
Architect of the Universe to re
move from our minst our well be
loved friend and fellow citizen,
Edward W. Amsden; therefore be
Besolved, That in the death of
our friend, the Nogales and Santa
Cruz County Board of Trade has
been deprived of a worthy as
sociate, a succesful worker, and a
devoted secretary, and we bow
with humble submission to the will
of our Heavenly Father, who in
his divine wisdom never errs,
Resolved, That while we deep
ly sympathize with the family of
our deceased secretary, in their sad
and unexpected bereavement, we
devoutly submit to the decree of
Him, "who doeth all things well,"
Resolved, That these resolu
tions be recorded in the minutes
of this meeting, a copy sent to the
family of our deceased secretary,
and the newspapers be requested
to publish the same.
H. M. Chapman,
Committee on Resolutions.
Nogales, Arizona, Nov. 27th, 1906.
LAST SAD RITES.
HIS MANY FRIENDS IN NOGALES
Pay the Last Tribute of Respect to the
Memory of the Late Edward
Sunday afternoon St. Andrews
church was crowded to the very en
trance, and large numbers who
could not gain access stood in si
lent reverence outside, wfth the
friends of thedeseased Town At
torney, Edward W. Amsden,
gathered to pay the last sad tri
bute of respect, before the transmis
sion of his remains to his former
home in Ormond, Florida, for
The hearse bearing the remains
was escorted from the residence of
Doctor Doherty to the entrance of
the church by the Nogales Concert
Band, of which deceased was the
organizer and an ever active mem
ber. As the coffin was carried into
the church followed by the mourn
ing relatives, the sorrowful cortege
was met at the entrance by the
rector. Reverend Franklin Davis,
who, reading the opening sen
tences of solemn and impressive
service for the dead, preceded it
down the aisle to the chancel, where
the collin was rested, and banked
with flowers; and the beautiful and
consoling service was concluded,
the rector being assisted by a full
choir, under the capable direction
of the Choirmaster, Mr. M. N.
Andrews, the singers being Mes
dames E. L. Crowell, W. R. Spre
cher, II. M. Claggett, Jesse Uitz,
Geo. B. Marsh and Geo. J. Jones,
Misses Elizabeth Smithson and
Anna Riggs, and Messrs. Ellis
Lewis, W. R. Sprecher, E. L. Cro
well, O. B. Mathews and W. I).
The opening hvmn was No. 314:
"Nearer, My God, to Thee." The
next number was: "Agnus Die"
((), Lamb of God), Communion
Service in F, by J. Stainer. The
closing hymn was No. 398: "Hark!
Hark! My Soul! Angelic Songs re
Swelling." Second Tone.
The service finished, the cortege
left the sacred edifice, returning
the remains to the residence of
Doctor Doherty, and were thence
sent to the depot, going east on
the train Monday morning, Doctor
Doherty accompying them to the
home of the parents of the deceas
ed, in Florida.
Kansas City, November 23, 1900
The cattle supply this week has
been moderate, held down some
what by the storm first of the week,
and the market has been stronger
each day, a general advance of 5
to 15 cents being recorded. Med
ium grass cows are an exception,
buyers claiming they are going
back, since the frost, and this kind
are 10 lower today than Monday.
Generally speaking the cow
market has . been highest of the
year this week. Total supply this
week 57,000 head, including" 7000
calves, a decrease of 7000 had
from the total last week. Demitnd
for stockers and feeders is larger
than the supply, and as offerings
of this class are less each week, it
is predicted that they will make
further advances. Fed steers are
selling advantagiously, prices on
them around 1.00 per cwt higher
than at this time a year ago, and
this premium likely to be main
tained. Cattle receipts for Nov
ember show a shortage from last
November. The large crop of corn
in the West is keeping many
thousands of cattle off the market
till they are fattened, which will
result in a more even distribution
of the receipts throughout the
year, and a more regular and sat
Sheep and lambs generally lack
quality, as the range offerings run
largely to medium grades of both
killing and stock stuff, and no
prime fed stuff has yet been re
ceived. The market is 10 to 20
cents higher than a week ago.
Colorado range lambs sell at 10.25
to $7.00, fed native and western
lambs to 10.7-5 to $7.25, fed year
lings $5.75 to $0.25, wethers $5.25
to $5.05, ewes $4.75 $5.25. The
season for feeding stock is about
over and market on same is slug
gish, lambs selling at $5.50 to $0.
00, breeding ewes $4.25 to $5.00,
feeding sheep $3.50 to $4.25. A
better class of stuff is looked for
from now on, and a stronger mar
ket. J. A. Rickakt,
L. S. Correspondent.
Strange Fatality Among Calves.
Prescott Courier: According to
statement of T. B. Carter, the
Walnut Grove stockman, a mister
ions disease is causing the death
of a large number of the spring
calves, the nature of which the
cattle men have been unable to de
termine, in spite of diligent inves
tigation. "Over a dozen calves have
died in my neighborhood during
the last ten days," Mr. Carter said,
"and so far no one has been able to
account for the disease. . The
calves die suddenly, and it appears
that none but fat ones become vic
tims of the mysterious sickness.
While riding among a bunch of
cattle, a few days, I noticed a fat
calf feeding from its mother, only
to return about thirty minutes
later to find it lying dead at the
cow's feet. All of the stock men
are investigating the sudden death
of some of their best stock, and
while several theories have been
advanced, I am satisfied that the
real cause of the trouble has not
yet been discovered. It is feared
that in addition-to those already
discovered dead, a number are
dead on the ranges. Some think
that larkspur is the cause, while
others attribute the fatal malady
to some other sources."
Tucson Citizen: N. W. Bernard
made a big shipment of cattle to
day. There vverelGOO steers in the
bunch and the shipment was one of
the largest made here for some
time. The cattle are all "feeders"
and will be shipped to central Cal
ifornia. Mr. C. W. Bankerd of Duquesne
was a Visitor at Nogales Saturday
of last week.
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