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THE FLORENCE TRIBUNE
By CHAS. P. REPPY.
ONLY" PAPER IN PINAL COUNTY.
FLORENCE. ARIZONA. JUNE 4, 1898.
Six months 1.50
Entered at the Florence postoffioe as sec
ond c lass matter.
Kow that Teddy's Terrors are armed
and equipped as the law directs, the
advance on Cuba will begin.
Gov. McCord is to be a sure enough
colonel, the President having author
ized him to raise a regiment.
jsn t in about time some of our
patriotic oitizens were taking steps to
properly observe the coming 4th of
Caw it be possible that this war was
brought on, as some assert, in order
that the goldbugs might have five
hundred millions in bonds issued?
Th souvenir edition of the Graham
Guardian is very creditable to Mr,
John J. Birdno, editor of that sterling
paper. The letter press and typo
graphy are excellent.
How would our friend Winsor, of the
Yuma Sun, like it if the Tbibcjsk were
constantly referring to the ' Fortnna
mine, in Mohave county. The Mam
moth mine is in Pinal, and not Pima
IBs u is oee uro evidently appre
ciates the editorial comments of the
Florence Tbibune, judging by the way
it copies from this paper without cred
it. Come, come, Allie, that's no way
Ao run a newspaper.
'Thk appointment of Hon. George W.
"Cheyney as postmaster of Tucson
gives his silver friends great joy. He
is one of the finest men in the territory
and has never had to stultify himself
in order to get an office. George is the
i right man in the right place. .
Three is a new song going the
rounds of the press, and it runneth in
this wise : "We don't want to buy at
your place, we don't trade there any
more ; you'll be sorry when you see us
going to some other store. You can't
sell us any stale goods, we have opened
wide our eyes, we don't want to trade
at your store, 'cause you don't advertise."
Mb. Gladstone was born in 1809.
It is a coincidence that the same year
several other illustrious men first saw
the light of day, notably Alfred Ten
nyson, Charles Darwin, Thomas Car-
ijyle, Abraham Lincoln, Oliver Wen-
Oell Holmes and Edgar Allen Poe.
It is a question whether any otheryear
in the world's history ean be cited that
was so prolific in its contributions to
Says the Yuma Sua: The Nineteenth
Legislature, which iniquitous body re
pealed the bill making it necessary to
publish the delinquent tax list, is di
rectly responsible for the shortage in
the school fund of numerous counties,
notably Yuma. The school fund has
heretofore received a considerable rev
enue from the sale of property for
taxes, but as no property was sold this
eource of revenue has failed.
Several poker games were flourish
ing last night and reported heavy win
ntngs made. Tombstone Prospector.
Tist'f the way with these poker games it
is only the winnings that are "reported."
Kever rmnd, Reppy, your time may eome If
you stay long enough. Phrenic Republican.
In callow days, Eeppy did listen to
TStTsiren song of such hoary-headed old
sinners as Randolph of the Republican,
He waited a year for an aee-full, and
got it beaten with four fours. It is many
years since be came to the conclusion
that the only way to beat poker is to
let it alone.
The Troy steam laundry challenges
the territory to equal its record in
marrying off its young lady help. Dur
ing the past six months it has fur
nished desirable husbands for six
young ladies it employ. If there
are any pretty girls in Jerome who are
desirous of getting married, they
should lose no time in applying at this
institution for a situation, as it guar
antees to furnish good husbands on
fchort notice. Jet'ome News.
Washington, June 1. For the first
time since the beginning of hostilities
there appears to be something in the
nature of an official statemeut of the
plan of campaign of the United States
government. This is contained in a
letter of Secretary Alger to the Speaker
of the House, transmitting certain
recommendations and statements of
General Ludlow, which disclosed the
purpose of the War Department to send
70,000 men to Cuba ; 20,000 to start at
once, and the remainder just as soon
as they can be made ready for depar
There was an estimate for establish
ing electrical communication in con
nection with the army in Cuba, Porto
Rico and the Philippines, showing for
the first time officially an implied in
tention on the part of the government
to land troops in Porto Rico.
Of course all these movements have
been anticipated by the press, but
nevertheless a strong element of doubt
exists aad therefore an official state
ment of the government's purposes,
made even In this indirect fashion,
created a profound sensation here, in
asmuch as the Secretary says that the
second contingent of troops is to go
forward as soon as they can be pre
A good deal of interest is attached to
an order that was made to-day at the
ar Department providing for the or
ganization of the 75,000 additional vol
unteers called for. The order officially
establi. he 1 statements heretofore made
in Tuesday's dispatches', that a large
proportion of the new men are to be
usad to fill up existing regiments of
volunteers which in most cases are de
ficient in numbers.
The naval officials have been consid
erably mystified throughout the day by
the reports of an engagement off San
tiago de Cuba. Corroborative evidence
coming in from many quarters, inclu
ding official announcements from Ha
vana and Madrid, led the officers to
concede late in the day that some en
gagement had taken place, although
they did not regard it as a very serious
No bulletins were issued by the de
partment during the day and at the
close of office hours it was stated that
no dispatches from Commodore Schley
had been received daring the day.
There is reason to believe, however,
that the department received indirect
advices through the State Department
possibly not bearing out the detailed
press dispatches, but they are sufficient
to indicate that an engagement of
some kind had occurred at Santiago,
The impression is that in the execu
tion of general instructions to all com
manders on the Cuban coast to prevent
the construction or strengthening of
barriers by the Spanish, Commodore
Schley, observing work of this kind
going on at Moro Castle, bad drawn his
fleet up close enough to stop It. It is
not believed that he made any real at
tempt to enter the harbor, but while
engaged in the task of shelling the
shore batteries, seeing the Christobal
Colan in range, he could not resist the
temptation to try a few shots at her,
The statement from Madrid in what
seemed to have been an almost semi
official form of the acuteness of the
financial stringency and the plain inti
mation that the Bank of Spain, and
consequently Spain, was nearing an
end of their resources, was regarded at
the State Department as of more real
significance than many of the stories of
battles on land and sea that have been
coming over the cables for the past few
weeks. The effect of this notice may
be to hasten operations against Porto
Rico lest the prize slip from our grasp
through a sudden and unexpected ter
mination of the war. An additional
evidence that an actual forward move
ment of the army and navy has begun
was given in the action of the foreign
naval and military observers. They
have been sojourninir in Washington
some time, but in the last week all of
them have started for Florida.
Tampa, June 1. Major William D.
Smith, formerly of Gomez's staff, has
returned from a dangerous trip to Ha
vana and the outlying provinces.
"I was in Havana several hours," he
said last night, "and the city simply
swarms with soldiers. There are 140,
C00 Spanish soldiers in Havana city,
Havana province and Matanzas. Forty
thousand men are in Havana, 35,000 in
Matanzas and the remainder scattered
along the eoast on each side of these i
"I landed within a mile and a half of
Morro castle, crept past a sentinel and
soon mingled with the Spanish sol
diers. They are prepared to stand a
siege of six months easily.
"I tell you that if the United States
lands less than 50,000 troops there will
be a terrible slaughter. The Spanish
soldiers are not green ones. I do not
fear yellow fever if the men are care
ful. I saw Rodriguez, the third in com
mand and chief of the Pinar del Rio,
Matanzas and Havana districts. I
stayed on the island long enough to
learn that we have a hard fight be
ajor Smith was asked what Gomez
thought of the luvasion, but the major
would not answer.
Washington, June 1. Secretary Al
ger in a letter to congress says 15,000
or 20,000 troops will go to. Cuba at
once and be followed as soon as possi-
uie oy ou,uuu more.
New York, June 1. A SDeeial to th.
Press from Washington says Sampson
I, auueu ior Santiago to assist Schley
in the reduction of the fortifications.
Sampson sailed from Key West at day
break yesterday, and will effect a
jnnction to-morrow with Commodore
Cape Hattien, June 1. A snecial
from Santiago confirming yesterday's
oomoarament says great events are ex
rvfcftMl 1im. 1 t. mi i
j ucro. a ne American war
ships are in front of the harbor; the in
surgents are gathering on the hills.
the Spanish have taken extraordinary
precaution to guard the harbor entrance.
Madrid, June 1. The condition of
the Bank of Spain is considered to-day
as more serious than any reverse of
the war, as, if it cannot help the gov.
ernmont the war cannot be continued
JrORT An JfRiNCE, Hayti, June 18:50
a. m. The following additional details
have been received here from a Span
ish source at Havana of the engage
ment reported off Santiago de Cuba
yesterday. The Spanish batteries first
answered the fire of the American
squadron in a lively manner. After
twenty minutes of firing directed in a
superior manner upon the part of the
American fleet the Spanish battery
oegan to weaken and the American
snips concentrated a violent fusilade
upon El Morro, destroying it complete
ly. The forts at Socopa and Punta
uorda fired the last shots. The Span
ish loss must have been considerable.
Details are lacking as to the American
loss. The Spaniards pretended to have
struck the American vessels savr&l
times, but this information is accepted
under reserve. At 4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon the American squadron ceas
ed firing. At that hour there were no
Spanish vessels in sight. No news has
beeu received here of the dispatch
Port Astonio, Jamaica, June 1 On
board Associated Press boat Dandy.
or an hour yesterday afternoon the
Massachusetts, Iowa, New Orleans and
V lxen, of Commodore Schley's squad
ron, exchanged shots with the Spanish
neet, under Admiral Cervera, and with
the land batteries guarding the harbor
of Santiago de Cuba.
No attempt was made by the Ameri
can commander to bring off a general
engagement, it being his desire tor lo
cate the batteries on the hills above
the harbor and to determine the
sition of the Spanish fleet.
At one o'clock the signal to form
column was hoisted on the Massacha
setts, and the New Orleans, Iowa and
Vixen fell in the order named
When the Massachusetts passed the
harbor entrance by 500 yards a cloud
of smoke burst from the two 13-inch
guns in her after turret; one' shell
struck the Spanish flagship, Christobal
Colon, as she lay at anchor. All the
shore batteries took np the firiog on
the Massachusetts, but she was soon
beyond range and the batteries turned
their guns on the New Orleans. This
cruiser had been directed to pay atten
tion to the batteries and draw their
fire as much as possible, and she obeyed
her instructions. Her first shot located
a battery on the hill above Moro Cas
tle. It flew straight into the fort and
must have caused much damage, as a
great cloud of dust and debris arose as
the shell burst. A couple more shots
sent a part of the walls of Moro flying
into the air, and then the New Orleans
confined herself to the batteries; he:
firing was exceedingly accurate,
The Iowa came next and like th
Massacbusette devoted her attention to
the ships lying within the harbor. The
shells fell all around the Christobal
Colon, but the latter was not seriously
damaged and kept up her fire until
long after the American ships steamed
out of range. The ironclads then re
turned and bore down on the harbor
once more. When within 4,000 yards
of shore the shells from the Massachus
etts again began to heave up the
waters of Santiago harbor. The
batteries replied to the warships in an
energetic fashion but their shots fell
short. The New Orleans came once
more, tearing up the ground all around
the batteries in a most savage manner.
The Spaniards dropped shells close to
the Iowa as she came by for the
second time sending a stream of shells
into the harbor as she did so. Not as
American vessel was struck and not a
sailor injured. It is likely the latter
part of the week will see more serious
work. The dynamite cruiser Vesuvius
is coming down and an attempt will be
made by her to explode the triple row
of mines extending across the harbor
mouth. With these out of the way
Commodore Schley will sail into the
harbor for a death grapple with the
fleets and batteries.
MORE SOLDIERS NEEDED.
Over 215,000 Men Are Required to Prose
cute the War.
Washington, May 29. A third call
for volunteers is likely to be issued
within the next two weeks. The
military authorities are convinced that
there is to be a demand for troops
which cannot be met with the force
available under the present conditions.
It is evident that the regular army
cannot be increased to the desired
strength of 64,000 men, and the War
Department will consider itself fortu
nate if the regular army attains a force
Army officers are perplexed as te
why men are not willing to enter the
regular establishment. No regular
term of enlistment has been provided
and regulars now entering the army
can do so provisionally, with the
understanding that they need serve
only during the war, and certainly not
longer than for two years.
During the last week it has become
obvious that the military forces for
invasion and occupation purposes will
have to be much larger than was ex
pected. A conservative estimate by
an officer competent to judge provides :
First An army of 125,000 for Cuba.
Second An army of 60,000 for the
Third An army of 30,000 for Porto
Taking into consideration the improb
ability of augmenting the regular
army to 62,000, the disabilities certain
to occur in the field and the necessity
of maintaining a large reserve force
for home defense and to replance those
who become ill while away, the third
call for volunteers is practically certain
Fay per month of the soldiers, both
regular and volunteers, who are fight
ing Spain, is as follows : Colonel, $291 ;
lieutenant colonel, $250; major, $208;
captain mounted, $166; captain un
mounted, $150; regimental adjutant,
$150; regimental quartermaster, $150;
first lieutenant, $125; second lieuten
ant, $116; chaplain, $125; common sol
dier, $13 to $18.
Colonel Wm. J. Bryan.
St. Louis, May 31. A special to the
Post-Dispatch from Jefferson City,
Mo., says Governor Stevens, in a tel
egram to-day, offered the command of
a Missouri regiment to William J,
Bryan of Nebraska, "in view of the
fact that be (Bryan) cannot lead a
regiment from his own state."
Lincoln, Neb., May 31. Hon. Vfil
liam J. Bryan to-day wired Governor
Stephens of Missouri the following re
"Governor Lon V. Stephens, Jefferson
City, Mo. :
"I am deeply Indebted to yon for
the honor you do me. I should be
pleased to be associated in any ca'
pacity with the Missouri volunteers
bnt it is quite certain that all, or a
considerable portion of my regiment.
will be accepted, and I feel that my first
duty is to the Nebraska boys.
"W. J. Bbyan.1
. Washington, May 31. William J
Bryan, late Democratic nominee for
the Presidency, may be a colonel in the
volunteer army now being organized
to drive the Spaniards out of the
Western hemisphere. To-day the
Secretary of War authorized the Gov
ernor of Nebraska to raise a regiment
of infantry for the service of the gov
ernment under the President's call for
75,000 additional volunteers. The
Governor previously had requested
authority to do this, and the regiment
he proposed to tender the government
Is being recruited with the expectation
that Mr. Bryan will be itscemmanding
Jerome school trustees are thinking
seriouRlv of employing an extra clerk
to attend to their correspondence. The
number of applicants for position is
simply without precedent. Citizens
with eastern connections are nrging
employment of friends attracted by
the comparative good wages paid;
county officials with "pulls" have
friends to recommend regardless of
qualifications, and last, but equally per
sistent, is the woman with the "shift
less" husband to take care of. She
wants a place, feeling confident that
she can teach her pupils to guard
against duplicating her mistake. If
you have friends who think they can
teach don't hesitate to let it be known.
Mrs. F. E. Jordan, W. P. Britton and
H.J. Allen are paid to investigate
your claims. Jerome Reporter.
Wanted, to purchase copper mining
claim of merit ; must submit to expert
investigation. No notice taken unless
accompanied with full particulars and
lowest price on cash basis.
Address Thos. Whitman.
Care Chas. Klab,
m21-4t New York City,
CURTIS G. POWELL, Prop.
Nicely Furnished Parlor for the Ac
commodation of Guests.
Only White Help Employed
i'&iMufKsS'W&i? -s''e. .jv, 14, j,t. jft, -sn. mjv, ..yv
A.. F. BARKER,
GENERAL -:- MERCHANDISE,
Corner Main and Eighth
New, Fresh and Clean,
I hav Jiut returned from San Francisco, where I bought a large and
well selected stock of
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps,
And NOTIONS for spot cash at very low figures, and propose to give
my customers the benefit of my purchases.
Call and be convinced.
A. F. BARKER.
ntf vis- vie w ViV vtv v.s- v;v -ft- w vis vii- viv '.-.i- -iif vii- W vrt" It? Vii- vif- v(i- vitf
Table board tl per day ; board and lodgin
$1.50 and upward accordine to room,
J IVL L-IL-EH
SELLING OUT AT COST.
As I have determined to CLOSE OUT MY BUSINESS ia Florence by
J lily lwt, I will sell my entire stock of
GROCERIES, DRY GOODS,
Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps, ()
() Tinware, Etc., Etc.
Regardless - of -:- Cost.
There is no humbug about this sale. The goods must positively be
disposed of for cash.
J. M. lllE.
1 L. ZECKENDORF & CO., I
g TUCSON, A. T,
ErS Manufacturers' Agents and Dealers in 2
I GENERAL MERCHANDISE. I
Boots and Shoes,
Clothing and Furnishings,
Dry and Fancy Goods,
Furniture and Carpets,
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Hay and Grain,
Large Stocks of the Above Always on Hand.
j Agents for Butterick Patterns 1
jj THE "DELINEATOR" J1.00 PER TEAR. i
g Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Ei"Piii!.BiL jipimi .m m iai ij apm.v Ji wjwiajd -uwusiiasw
T-E8T with a blc R. Blackwell's Genulna Ball
Durham 1. in aaI&u it.oif vnn win
coupon Inside each two ounce bag, and two oov
pout insid aaoh four ounce bag of
Smoking Tobacco .
Bur a bar of this eelebratad tobaooo aad read th oonpon
wu (iTsa auaMH Traa prannti anauowto fl them.