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Apache Renegades Murder
a Family of Five
Troops Stationed at Steins Pass
to Prevent the Indians'
Details of the Killing of the Rancher
and His Daughter Near
Ash Spring.
DEMINO, N. Mex., Dec. 10.— Another
I oi a family by the renegade band
Horatio H. Merrill and His Daughter,
Miss Eliza, Murdered by Apache Ren
egades Near Ash Spring, Ariz.
[Reproduced from photographt.]
of Apache Indians from the San Carlos
Reservation is reported from the San
Simon Valley, but details cannot be had.
A rancher, his wife and three children
were slain on Thursday, following the kill
ing of Mr. Merrill and his daughter. The
murdered family were Germans who had
recently come to this section from the
East for the purpose of taking up a home
The killing is reported to have occurred
near Fort Bowie, the military post recently
abandoned by the United States troops.
The Indians were seen by some cowboys
about the time of the Merrill murder, and
their number is estimated at thirty-five.
Nothing can be learned of the move
meats of the soldiers and cowboy posses.
A detachment of the First Cavalry from
Fort Bayard is stationed at Steins Pass to
prevent the escape of the band of rene
gades in to old Mexico, over the old Gero
nin|o trial.
Sow Bancher Merrill and His Daughter
Met lieath.
fpneclal Correspondence of The Cai.i»j
PHCENIX, Ariz., Dec. 9.— Full details
of the Merrill massacre, grim and dread,
have at last reached this city, and the
etory of the crime has caused a feeling of
fear to spread throughout Southern Ari
zona. Men hardly know whether an In
dian outbreak is at hand or not, and even
[Reproduced from a photograph of the entrance to the canyon in which Mr. Merrill and
his daughter had stopped for t/ie night when they were attacked by Apaches.]
in this city, 200 miles from the scene, the
details are listened to and read with eager
interest. A reward has been offered for
the apprehension of the Apache assassins;
a posse led by the Sheriff are hunting foi
them, and men stop in their daily work to
talk it over.
It was on Monday of last week that the
Merrills were massacred. Mr. Merrill,
who owned a ranch n?ar Pima. Ariz., had
labored with much industry gathering his
crops and threshing his grain. On that
morning he loaded his market-wagon and,
With his daughter Eliza, started for Clif
ton, where be hoped to rind a market and
purchase some supplies. Arriving at Sol
omonville late Monday evening he camped
on the premises of Justice Parks and was
invited to spend the night with the fam
ily. Miss Merrill accepted this invitation,
but Mr. Merrill preferred remaining with
his team. Tuesday morning at an early
hour, and before the family was astir, Mr.
Merrill and his daughter resumed their
journey and were never seen again until a
short time before they fell victims to the
treachery of the murderous Apache.
It was Sheriff John A. Black who saw
them at this time. It was late in the af
ternoon, as he was hurrying to his home
at Duncan that he met them as they were
ascending a lone hill lying between two
mountains, and just before they entered
the Box Canyon in which they met their
death. Mr. Merrill and his daughter were
waiting beside the wagon, and the girl
was singing a hymn as be appeared in
sight. When he reached them Mr. Mer
rill inquired the distance to Ash Spring,
where is to be found the only fresh water
for mileß, and where fie hoped to water
his horses, cook his supper and push on to
the river as soon as the moon was up. Ue
spoke to the Sheriff of the hopes he had
of selling his produce at a good price, and
then, with a cheery "good-nieht" drove
on. The Sheriff looking back as he
reached the brow of the hill, saw their
figures outline against the purple haze of
the hills, and as he listened, heard the
concluding stanzas of the hymn. As he
rode on the hill hid them from view, and
■that was the last seen of them alive.
About two hours iater, J. L. T. Waters,
also of Duncan, entered the Box Canyon
from its opposite mouth. He was also
hurrying home, but confesses that he felt
uneasy as he entered the gloomy place,
and to cheer himself commenced to
He was still whistling and the echoes of
the gloomy place were replying when he
rode around a bend and saw a wagon be
fore him turned across tlie road. Under
ordinary circumstances this would have
revived Ids spirits, but he felt even more
uneasy, although he could discern nothing
but the white cover of the wagon.
The fall moon had risen, but only in
spots did the solitary beams fall across the
roadway as the stirring breeze parted tie
the pinon Duslies with which the tall walls
of the canyons were fringed. The wulls
cast their shadows across the roadway and
the solitary beams nerved but to intensify
the almost impenetrable gloom. But for
the sighing of the breeze the solitude was
undisturbed, and the unbroken silence re
awakened and intensified "Waters' fea^.
He suspected some trap, and stopping his
drew his revolvers and proceeded cau
tiously forward. Arriving within speak
ing distance he called, bat receiving DO
answer stealthily proceeded. As he got
within ten paces the wind blew aside two
hushes which had grown in a crevice
in the canyon, ana the moonlight falling
across the spot on which his attention was
fixed made everything clear.
Going up to the wagon he saw that one
of the horses had fallen, and passing
around a horrible sight met his gaze.
Lying with his head on a rock was old Mr.
Merrill, his mustache and white shirt front
dyed with his own and his daughter's
blood. Miss Merrill must have been stand
ing in front of her father when she wa9
shot down, for her head was pillowed on
his breast and in the dying struggle her
father had thrown his arm about her neck.
Merrill had been shot three times— once
through the brain, once through the heart
and then, sinre both of those wounds must
have proved fatal, the fiendish Apaches to
make sure of nis death had shot him in
his mouth.
Miss Merrill had been shot twice, both
bullets entering her bosom. Her hair had
been untied for the sake of the scarlet
ribbon she was wearing and lay coiled over
her bosom, which was bare, the redskins
having taken her bright-colored necker
Hoping that be was not in the presence
of death Waters called to them, but re
ceiving no answer leaned ever and touched
their bodies, which were yet warm. He
again shook and called them loudly, but
again receiving no answer and perceiving
that the bodies were rapidly growing cold
he placed quilts under their heads and
covering them with blankets released one
of the wagon-horses, on which he placed
his saddle, and leaving his own tired horse
rode rapidly to Duncan, where he in
formed Deputy Sheriff Black of the mur
ders. Justice J. R. Haynie was awakened
and after impaneling a Coroner's jury pro
ceeded immediately to the scene.
It was a scene well lit for the modern
realistic drama. The moonbeams strug
gled through the pinon bushes, relieving
the gloom and darkness at times; the
men standine with uncovered heads as
they took the oath to do their whole duty;
the bodies lying stark and cold in the road
way, the white-canvas covered wa^on
drawn up by the side of a great bowlder,
the sighing breeze mingling with the sub
dued tones of human voices, all made a
scene well worthy of reproduction.
Mr. Waters and Deputy Sheriff Black
identified the bodies, and a verdict impli
cating the Indians was found. This con
clusion was reached because of the mocca
sin tracks, and it was found that there
were- at least six in the band. Immedi
ately upon receiving this verdict Deputy
Sheriff Black deputized a few of the men
present and started on the trail, following
the Apaches northward along the road to
Duncan. About half a mile from the
scene he found Miss Merrill's purae. In
this was a ring— her betrothal ring.
Miss Merrill was an attractive girl, ac-
I complished, talented, dignified and stately
i and was known through that section as
j the "Belle of the Upper Gila."
Horatio H. Merrill came to Arizona
about ten years ago from Smitbheld,
Cache County, Utah, where he had lived
for twelve years. He located on Cotton
wood Wash, and si>ent $2000 trying to re
claim a ranch on tho dry wash. Being un
successful he moved his family to Pima,
and since his residence there has labored
incessantly to retrieve his fortunes. He
was well liked by his neighbors in the
Upper Gila Valley.
The "old Spanish trail from Santa Fe to
the Great Salt Lake," as the Spaniards
called it, or the Duncan road as it is now
called, is deserted, for no one cares to
travel its lonely length after the recent
tragedy, which has caused a thrill of
horror to run throughout Arizona. The
crops are neglected, for the women will not
be left alone; customers forget that they
are customers and wish to buy, and the
venders forget that they have something
to sell, and the day is passed in talking
over the details of ti.is tragedy, Mr. Mer
rill had identified himself with the best
interests of his home and of Arizona, and
now that he is no more his memory is
mourned. He and his daughter — the belle
of the Upper Gila — sleep together beneath
t lie sighing pinon bushes on the mountain
side, but their deaths will bo avenged.
Mme. Poupion Repeats an Unsuc
cessful Charge Made Ten
Years Ago.
Lawyer Bull Denounces the Action as a
Baseless Attempt to Injure
Him Publicly.
A complaint was filed with the Bar As
sociatson yesterday by Mme. Poupion, re
newing charges against Attorney Franklin
P. Bull that she made nearly ten years ago,
and from which he was completely ex
onerated at the time by the same associa
What is peculiar about the matter is the
evident intent to give the accusation a
wide publicity. Copies of the charges
were furnished all the papers at the time
the originals were filed. Inquiry and com
parison show that the charges are a rehash
of what was long ago proved to be a fruit
less and unfounded attempt to impeach
her former counsel.
The complaint accuses Mr. Bull of em
bezzlement, and is brought under a sec
tion of the Penal Code in which it is pro
vided that any attorney using deceit or
collusion, with intent to deceive the court
or others, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
In it Josephine A. C. Ponpion avers that
in 1881, while she was in France, she left
her property at 2925 Mission street in
charge of a man, to whom she gave the
power of attorney, but that- be lost the
papers, and when she returned a year later
she found two men in possession under a
purported lease from her husband. In the
coarse of the next year she succeeded in
having the occupants legally ejected, and
secured a judgment for $300 as back rent.
Meanwhile, she asserts, a judgment had
been rendered against her on a fraudulent
promissory note for $2200, payment on
which, it "had been agreed, should be de
ferred ten years. The basis of this pay
ment, it is claimed, was the lost power of
attorney, which had fallen into the hands
of the opposing counsel,
cln 1885, the following year, having be
ome disgusted, she says, with her attor
neys, she employed Franklin P. Bull to
represent her in an appeai taken by the
man who had held possession of her house.
Mr. Bull, so she claims, was to ue compen
sated for his services only in the event of
his succeeding in having the $2200 fraudu
lent judgment set aside and in collecting
the $->00 back-rent claim against the
appellant. She credits Mr. Bull with
having won the anpeai. but accuses him
of having collected $1100 from a surety on
the appeal bond and applied it to" the
amount due him as fees.
The result is that Mme. Poupion de
clnres that Mr. Bull never made any effort
to set aside the $2200 judgment, and in
consequence she had to pay $1600 to keep
from losing her property, besides beine
out of pocket the money collected on her
account and appropriated as pay by him
without her consent.
She claims thut Mr. Bull was of no as
sistance to her. as she finally gained pos
session of her property by force after
waiting without satisfaction for the law to
assist her, and that Mr. Bull neglected so
long to attend to the fraudulent judgment
that the statute of limitations has lapsed
ami cut her off from relief.
Franklin P. Bull when seen about the
matter yesterday said:
•'lt is practically the same complaint
they brought about ten years ago, and
which the Bar Association passed upon
and exonerated tne completely.
"It is false that I ever aereed to attempt
to have that judgment against her for
$2200 set aside, for I was not employed by
her until a year after it was rendered, and
the time for taking an appeal had already
lapsed. It was a Judgment rendered by
consent of both parties and it could not
be set aside.
"She and her friend Lefeyre were ar
rested live times for going out to her house
and threatening with pistols to clean the
people out. I represented her in those
rive criminal cases and won them all for
"According to her agreement the rents
were to be devoted to the payment of the
amount of the judgment, and it was re
duced to about $lf>oo when I turned over
the rest in Judce Hunt's court and took
the clerk's receipt, which I now have.
"Here is the written agreement that was
made with me when 1 became her attor
San Francisco, Cai.., Feb. 20, 1886.
We or either of us do hereby agree and un
dertake to pay to Franklin P. 801 l any and all
sums of money advanced by said Bull for our
or either of our benefit in any litigation which
he mny have been engaged for us or either of
us; said amounts to bear interest at the rate of
10 per cent per annum irom date of advance
ment until paid, and said payments to become
due on the rendering of decision or dismissal
of the case of Poupion vs. Muzo et al. Xo. 11,
--472 by the Supreme Court of tlie State of Cali
fornia. Tiikodohk Lkfevhe.
"That was the ejectment case that I won
on appeal. But when it was settled she
had nothing to pay me, and I sued upon
the bond for about $1100, which I agreed
to take for my fees and the amounts due
me, although my claim amounted to much
more than that. They were in court at
the time judgment was rendered and when
I got the $1100.
"This tack is simply taken to injure me
before the public, as is evident from the
circulation of duplicate copies of the
"I do not think that the committee of
the Bar Association will ever take it up.
The records themselves are the best proofs
that the charge is an absolute falsehood."
George F. Gordon of the law firm of Gor
don & Young, formerly chairman of the
committee of complaint of the Bar Asso
ciation, said yesterday that he had looked
into the charge some time ago and had
found nothing in it.
Arthur Koiigers, the present chairman
of the committee, was not in his office, but
his associate said that the complaint was a
revival of eld charges investigated by the
committee and found without any grounds
The Wolf Eviction.
John F. Fulton, who was referred to last
Sunday as having evicted Nicholas and
Jane Wolf for non-payment of rent, writes
stating that he has not owned the prop
erty in question for some time. He adds
that the present owner, John Walker, was
obliged to resort to extreme lawful meas
ures, as it was utterly impossible to collect
any rent from the persons concerned. He
says: "Mr?. Wolf is not a sick woman,
and no unfair advantage was taken of
John W. Dwight and Miss
Emma S. Childs Are
Bishop Mora, Assisted by Bishop
Montgomery, Performs the
The Creme de la Creme of Society of
the Two Cities Attends the
LOS ANGELES, Dal., Dec 10.— The
marriage of Miss Emma S. Childs, eldest
daughter of Mrs. Emeline Childs, to John
W. Dwight of New York was solemnized
by Bishop Mom, assisted by Bishop Mont
gomery of the Catholic church, this
evening at the home of the bride.
Miss Hortense Childs, a sister of the
bride, was maid of honor and Hon. J.
Sloat Fassett of New York was best man.
The ushers were Colonel Fred Crocker of
San Francisco and Mr James Slauson
of Los Angeles. Miss Ruth Childs, a sis
ter of the bride, and Miss Edith Shorb
were the bridesmaids.
Tne ceremony occurred at 8 :30 o'clock
in the presence of a few intimate friends,
after which a reception was given at 9
o'clock to a large number of guests.
The bride was attired in a handsome
gown of white satin with cascades of point
lace on the skirt, caught up with orange
blossoms. The bodice, made high-necked
with close sleeves, was trimmed with
tulle and seed pearis and carried bou
quets of the same flowers. The groom
and attendants wore full evening dress,
with buttonnieres of the bride's flower.
The parlors were exquisitely decorated
in white and pink orchids, green palms,
papyrus and trailing branches of the deli
cate asparagus plumosa.
A horn of clenty filled with the same
beautiful blossoms was suspended under
the arch of the bay-window, under which
tlie bridal party stood. The veranda and
entrance were screened in and handsomely
decorated with palms, papyrus and ropes
of smilax.
The bride is a native of Los Angeles, a
daughter of one of the oldest and most
prominent families of Southern Califor
nia. The name of her futher, O. "W.
Childs, deceased, is connected with the
early history of the city and some of its
most conspicuous business enterprises.
The groom is a prominent business man,
the president of a Dakota land company,
with headquarters in New York, where the
couple will reside. After an extensive
Eastern tour Mr. and Mrs. Dwight will
sail for Europe on January 8.
The invited guests in this city were:
Rev. J. Adams, Mrs. Ainsworth, Dr. F. K.
Ainsworth, Miss Aldcn, John M. Austin, Rev.
Mr. Antil.
sin. L. L. Brndbury, Misses Bradbury, Mr.
and Mrs. Hancock Banning, Mrs. Mary Ban
ning, Miss Mary Banning, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Banning, Mrs. R. L. Baker. Captain William
Banning, Mrs. Mary Ann Briggs, Mr. and Mrs.
William R. Burke, Mr. and Mrs. William B.
Bishop, Mrs. Thomas Brown, Mrs. Adelaide
Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown, Miss Kate
Mr. and Mrs. Telfair Creighton, Mr. and Mrs.
Caroline Cole, Miss Grace Cole, Schuyler Cole,
Willoughby Cole, Seward Cole. Mr. and Mrs.
Wesley Clark. Hon. William Clark. Mr. Cabot,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Carpenter, Mr. and
Mrs. Jerry Conroy, Mr. and Mrs. James Craig,
Misses Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Child?, Mr.
and Mrs. c. W. riir.e, Mr. and Mrs. Ozro W.
Child*, Albert F. Crank. Redmond A. Chad'
wick, Volney 11. Craig, Mrs. Mary Cooler.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dillon. Miss Molly Dil
lon, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Dupuy, Rev. Mr.
P.archi, Robert Dupuy, Mr. and Mrs. George
Denis, Miss Guadnloupe Dominguez, Miss Isa- I
belle del Valle, Professor Ktheibert Dowlen, |
Miss Jennie Dorsey, Dr. and Mrs. del Amo,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J.Ellis. Miss Bessie Ellis,
Mrs. John Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar, Major and
Mr. H. A. Klderkin, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Earl.
Mrs. Jessie Bentnn Fremont, Miss Fremont,
Mrs. William Friezner. Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Forman, Miss EloiM Forman, Mrs. Mary D.
Flournoy, Thomas Flournoy, Daniel Freeman,
Mr. and "Mrs. T. J. Fleming, Mr. and Mrs. Ar
chie Freeman, Henry J. "Fleishman, Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Francis, Eliot Worcester Field.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Glasxell Jr.. M. L. Graff,
Dr. Griffin. Mrs. Iff. L. Gtaves, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred C. Griffith, Mr. nnd Mrs. Gorham, Miss
Bessie Gorhani, Mrs. L. C. Goodwin, Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Griffith, W. Garland, Mr. and Mrs.
Hurry Gorham, Mr. ami Mrs. Andrew Glassell.
Mr.'and Mrs. Ilubbell. Dr. and Mrs. F. P.
Howard, Mr and Mrs. Hermann Hellman, Miss
Frieda llelhnun, Mr. and Mrs. Sumner P.
Hunt. Mr. j»nd Mrs. Godfrey Holterhoff, Dr.
and Mrs. John R. Haynes, Miss Mary Hoyt,
Mrs. Victoria Hiirrell. Mr. Charles Edward
Ilnbtr, Miss Louise Huber, Miss Gertrude
iltiber, Mr. W. P. Hicks, Mr. and Mn. Hamil
ton, Miss Xealie Hatnilton, Mrs. Hollenbeck,
Mrs. George Hansen, Mr. anil Mrs. James How
ard Fred J!. Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
B. Hicks, Miss Hotchkiss, Rev. Mr. Harnett.
Mrs. Jmnes Irvine.
Senator and Mrs. J. P. Jones, Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Hancock Johnson,
Miss Alice Jones, Mr. Charles Jeffries, Mrs. Al
bert Sidney Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. George Kerchoif, Miss Lillie
Kerckhoff, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Kays, Mr. and
Mrs. George King, Mr. and Mrs. James Kenealy,
Mi*s May Kenealy, Mr. Edward Pritchard
Kellam, Mr. and Mrs. William Kerckhoff.
Hurry Latham, Miss Sophie Lacy, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry C. Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewis,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lecouvreur, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Lacy, Mrs. lister. Miss Ludovici, Mrs.
Lankershim, Rev. Mr. Lynn.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mellins, Miss Anna Mullins,
Mi>s Mamie Mullins, Mr. and Mrs. Dan McFar
land, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Macneil, Bishop
Montgomery, Ripht Rev. Francis Mora, Dr. and
Mrs. Grauville McGowan, Mr. and Mrs. John
[Reproduced from photographs.]
Mossin, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Montgomery, Mr.
and Mrs. U. Mason, Mr. McLellan, Miss May
McLellan, Rev. M. M. McAuliffe, Rev. A. J.
Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Monroe.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Newhall, Felix Notman,
W. H. \V. Norris. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Newton.
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Plater, Mr. and Mrs.
William Pridham, Mr. ana Mrs. George Patten.
Miss Susie Patten.
Rev. Mr. Richardson, Judge and Mrs. Erskine
M. Ross, General Rosecrans, Miss Anita Rose
cra-is, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rosecrans, Mrs. Pey
ton Randolph.
Mrs. Franeisca Shepard, Mrs. J. J. Schallart,
Mrs. Caroline Severance, Mr. and Mrs. Mark
Sihley Severance, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Silent,
Judge and Mrs. Charles Silent, Mr. and Mrs.
.1. S. slauson, James Slauson, Mr. and Mrs. J.
de Barth tfhorb, Misa Edith Shorb, Mlssßa
monaShorb, Miss Ethel Shorb, Mrs. Campbell
Shori>. Mr. and Mrs. de Barth Shorb Jr., Mr.
ami Mrs. Otheman Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. G. C.
stamm, George Stamm, Fred Stamm, Mr. and
Mrs. Sheller, Mrs. Charles Strong. Misses
strone, Frank Schumacher, Colonel George
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. T. D.Stlmson, Miss Isidora
Mr. and Mrs. Cameron S. Thorn, James Tri
man, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Thomas, Miss Towel,
Mrs. Walter Thorner.
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Dtley.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W. Vail, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Vosburg, Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Van Nuys, Mrs.
Gardner C. Vose, Miss Lizzie Vail, Mrs. M. K.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wolfskill, Mr. and Mrs.
S. L. Watkins, Senator and Mrs. Stephen White,
Mrs. B. C. Whitney, Mrs. Winston, Miss Win
ston, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs.
William H. Workman, Miss Mary Workman,
Miss Lizzie Workman, Mr. and Mrs. Boyle
Workman, Will Workman, Mrs. B. D. Wilson,
Miss Nannie Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles S.
Walton, Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Ward, Marion
Wigmorc, Miss Carrie Waddilove, Mr. and
Mrs. James Winston, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight
Whiting, Mrs. Rebecca Whiting, Dr. and Mrs,
H. Worthington, William Wolters.
The invited guests from San Francisco
Mrs. Caroline L. Ashe, Miss Bettie Ashe, Mr.
and Mrs. Gaston M. Ashe, Miss Ella Adams,
Everett N. Bee, Lieutenant Harry C. Benson,
Lieutenant Charles Lyman Bent, Miss Jennie
Blair, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Blanding, Miss
Lena Blanding, Mrs. Marcus Boruck, Miss Flor
ence Boruck, Miss Mary Bowen. Mrs. Denton
B. Brown, Miss Anna Brown, Mr. and Mrs.
James W. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Brugu
iere, Louis Brugrueire, Miss Mary H. Burling,
Mrs. James W. Bryne, Callaghan Byrne, Mrs.
John Brice Jr. Colonel Georgett and Mrs. Bur
ton, Miss Bettie Brenham, Mr. Thomas Brinny.
Lieutenant Sidney A. Cloman, Mr. and Mrs.
James Carolan, Mrs. Eugene Casserly. Miss
Casserly, John Casserly, Miss Edith Coleman,
Mr. and Mrs. Evan J. Coleman, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert coleman. Mrs. Lillie H. Coit, Colonel
Charles F. Crocker, Mrs. Clark VV. Crocuer,
Miss Crocker, Miss Julia Crocker, Mr., and Mrs.
Henry J. Crocker, Hiss Ellen Cbabot Richard
C. Croxton.
Walter Leonard Dean Jr., Mrs. Peter Dona
hue, Mrs. V. Carnes Drittield, Lieutenant J. A.
Dftpray, Mrs. N. P. Dietz, Miss Mary Dietz.
Mrs. A. M. Easton, Miss Mary Eyre, Misses
Findloy. Mrs. Thomas Findley, Mr. and Mrs.
p. A. Frank, Charles N. Felton Jr., General
Korsyth, Samson L. Faison, Dr. and Mrs. J.
Gallwey, Mrs. W. F. Goad, Mr. and Mrs. Adam
Grant, Joseph D. Grant, Edward M. Greenway,
Mr 3. M. R. Gwin, Mrs. Carrie Owin.
Mrs. John L. Hager, the Misses Hager, Miss
Ethel Hager, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Harrington,
Miss Louise Harrington, Miss Harrington
Judge and Mrs. Ralph C. Harrison, Mr. and
Mrs. John Downey Harvey, Captain and Mrs.
If. A. Healy, Mr. and Mrs. T. \V. Helhnan, Mr.
Marco Hellman, Mrs. Dixwell Hewitt, Mr. and
Mrs. Horace Hill, Miss Nellie liiliyer, Miss llo
bart, Mr. Walter S. Hobart. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles X. Holbrook, Mr. K. Burke Holladav,
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Holladav, Miss Jennie
Hooker, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Howard, Gen
eral and Mrs. J. F. Houghton. Miss Minnie
Houghton, Mr. and Mrs. 11. EC Huntington,
Miss Clara Huntington, Mr. and Mrs. L. G.
Hare, Mr;. Hiehtcock, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jerome.
Mrs. Frederick Kohl, Miss May Kohl, Mr. and
Mr.-. Snmnel Knight, Major and Mrs. Kimbali,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Kuhn.
Lieutenant Reynolds Landis, Mr. and Mrs.
George K. Lent, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laton,
Mr. und Mrs. A. H. Loughborough, Miss Lough
borough, Miss Ella Lawrie, Lieutenant and
Mis. c. G. Lyinan, Mrs. George Loomis.Mr. nnd
Mrs. s. W. Letter.
Captuin Marion P. Mans, Dr. and Mrs .Bev
erly MacMonagle, Edward Martiii, Walter S.
Maft in, Andrew Martin, Peter Mart in, Miss Mary
I>. M.-Nutt, Judge and Mrs. L. \V. McKinstry,
Miss Laura McKinstry, George 11. Mendcll Jr.,
Mrs. 11. M. A. L. Miller, Edgar A. Mizr.er, Mr.
and Mrs. Louis F. Monteagle, Mr. and Mrs.
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The War Writer Tells of
Fabulous Wealth in the
A Gold-Producing Region That
Has as Yet Been Scarcely
How the Only Zimmerman Won the
Hearts of a Multitude at
VANCOUVER, B. C, Dec. 12.— Julius
Price, the famous London News war cor
respondent, who crossed Siberia in the
winter of 1890 with Wiggins' expedition
and sent English goods successfully to
Siberia by the Kara Sea, and who in 1885
accompanied a Transvaal expedition, was
a passenger on the Miowera to-day from
Australia. Price was sent to Western
Australia in the interests of his paper.
He has made £00,000 by fortunate specula
tion anil is preparing an elaborate account
of his travels.
For an Englishman, Julius Price is ex
tremely enthusiastic. He says that West
ern Australia is "reeking with gold;" that
the mines are much richer and more endur
ing than those of South Africa. Schin
iesser, the world-known German Govern
ment expert, who was in the main respon
sible for the South African boom, told him
that he shared his opinion. Pi ice says
that the excitement at present in West
Australia is intense. That country is
scarcely prospected yet.
On November 16, at the Sydney cricket
grounds, ,'50,000 enthusiastic Australians
surged and swayed and waved their arms
in wild excitement as the phenomenal
American wheelman, Zimmerman, won
the final in the great international cycle
race. Australians love sport, and no mat
ter who wins, if he has ridden a fair race,
he will get plenty of deserved applause.
Martin, the long-distance champion of
America, rode pluckily and was loudly
cheered, but the applause grew tremen
dous when Zimmerman appeared, slowly
pedaling onto the track from the American
dressing-rooms, over which floated the
stars and stripes.
The race of the day was the half-mile
championship of Australia. Zimmerman
was put against two Australian flyers in
the first heat — Mclnnea and Burk. He
won easily in I:2l'^. The winners of the
other three heats were Parsons, Ireson and
Lewis, all Australians. The ItaJian,
English and German riders were badly
In the final Zimmerman seemed in
superb condition, and looked to be play
ing with his competitors. He won easily
by thirty yards, but gave the impression
that he could have made a wide gulf much
wider. It was a pretty race, and the crowd
made a grab for him to bear him in
triumph on their shoulders. He begged
to be let alone, and they kept their hands
off him, but he had to be escorted to his
dressing-room by a body guard.
The great American rider is called
"Zimmy" all over Australia, and every
sport in the Antipodes is talking about
him. He is pestered with invitations to
banquets in his honor, and i% the subject
of many medical examinations. A board
of physicians, after making a careful ex
amination, solemnly announced that the
American's heart was two ounces larger
than a human heart should be, and for
that reason it beat slower than that of any
other rider in the world and he was thus
prevented from becoming unduly pros
trated in a quick or violent exertion.
Farmers Given a \faying ■ Market for
Products of tHe liniry.
SELMA, CAL...Dec. 9.— Selma's new
creamery started on Monday under the
happiest auspices.' The farmers are well
pleased \vth the prospect of having an en
terprise located here that will insure them
a good price for their butter product.
Many more applications were made for
cans than could be filled. Ranch butter is
out of fashion and oniy first-class creamery
Selma is situated in the center of one of
the finest alfalfa producing sections in the
State. Heretofore the hay has been shipped
to market, but it will nbw be fei at home.
The acreage in alfalfa is already considera
ble, and it is believed that many vineyards
that do not yield profitable crops will be
dug up and alfalfa planted. That has
already been done to some extent during
the past season, and now. that there is a
.profitable market for milk the good work
will continue.

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