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VOL. X. FLORENCE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1901. NO. 27. A STRANGE STORY. The Part Played in It by a Phoenix Gentleman. From the Ariiona Reublioun, For fifteen years, until yesterday, Justice J. M. Burnett has hud iu his possession one of the most curious garments ever worn by niau. It is a coat patched upon patch of miny colors, until the texture is in places nearly au inch thiols. .There is also a pair of uilttens similarly patched, and a pair of overalls. How he embarked in the second-ban 1 clothing busluesi is told ia the following strange story : "Enlisted September 1, 1862. Wound ed and missing in battle of Chicka raauga, September li, 1S)3." From the latter date until April 3, 1SSS, the above record w as all of the military history the war department records contained as to Hugh Thomp son of Company "H." Fifteenth Ohio volunteer infautry. On the 2ud of April, 1883, there was added the fallow ing to that record : "Discharged, Sep tember 19, 1863." From September 16, 1833, until April 2, 1883, there was a hiatus, not only in the records of the war department as regards Hugh Thompson, but in the life of that soldier. By what strange, lucky or unlucky, good or evil chance claims meet and clash together in the U. S. pension bureau is in itself inex plainahle, perhaps only understand able by the higher order of tueoso phists, bnt true it is that mauy puz zle are solved and many mysterifs cleared of their clouds in that great est of all evidences of governmental recognition of patriotism, the pension bureau. And so it was, from what might seem to be a wire touched by Nature's unknown that record of Hugh Thompson was completed in the war department twenty-fire years af ter he had been reported by his com rades as lying dead on the gory field of famous Cbickamauga. In 1887, Judge Hurnett, then a spe olal agent of the interior department, started out from the capital city with aeveral cases of Hugh Thompsons in his J official trnnk, the principal suspicion attaching to these cases being of con- j (piracy to defraud the government through false personation. This par ticular Hugh Thompson, who was last eon dead on the battlefield, was not known or considered in any way as as par; or parcel of the suspected bunch, bnt in the course of the inves ligation of the others the government ajent, following a blind trail, stumbled pon the story of a lost soldier, one who did not know bis own name, the organization with which he had served, the state he hailed from, nor any part of his life prior to 1871. He only knew that he had been a soldier.' Pursuing one of several clues, each of which pro mised interesting results and each of which wheu followed to an end re vealed a complete story ia itself, he eventually caught up with the lost soldier, who was located ia southwest ern Kaosas. lie was driving a typical western express wagon that took him frequently into "No-Man's Land," and he was known all along his chosen route as "Old Reliable." This semi witless, broken-down old soldier was taken back by the agent to Van Wert county, Ohio, where, without previous notice he was ushered into an annual meet of the Fifteenth Ohio volunteer regiment. Company H, or the remnants of it, occupied a portion of the large convention hall, and as "Old Reliejle," with the old-time martial spirit stirred within him, marched down the middle aisle there began a hum of voices that culminated in cries of "Little Hugh !" "By Cracky ! That is 'Little Hugh !" It was "Little Hugh," sure enough It took several weeks of time and sev eral volumes of testimony to satisfy the United States pension bureau that "Old Reliable" was the identical sol dier who had enlisted in Company U, Fifteenth Ohio volunteer infantry, in 1802, and who was last reported "wounded and missing in battle of Cbickamauga, September 16, 1833," but conviction finally entered the tiles of that bureau and the inillilary history of Hugh Thompson was, ia bo far as his discharge was concerned, made by retroaction. The life of Hugh Thompson from the ! battle of Cbickamauga until April, 1888, would, if written, fill a good sized book. The first clearing of his mind came in 1871, when be found himself on a road in the eoal regions of Illinois, and he was there making inquiries as to the whereabouts of his regiment from which he iosisted he become separated only the day before. But he could not tell the regiment. The government agent traced him back from that point to the latter pirt of 1865, as an escaped or liberated pa tient from either prison or asylum, wandering instinctively north, reach ing the iron regions of northern Mich igan, the lumber camps of Wisconsiu, the mines of the northern peninsula and the prairies of the far west, occa sionally having lucidity enough to marry, remain for a time, forget and wander on, leaving a trail of grass w id ows and seini-orphans behind him, but all the time conscious of the fact hat he was somebody from somebody from soine-where with a faulty or dis eased memory that utterly failed to inform him of his name or whence he sprang. When found in "No-Man's Land" he wore a suit of clothes that for 'patches and variegated color would have won first prize against the cast of Jacob. Mr. Burnett bought Thompson a new suit and retained his old Ones. After the indentity of Thompson was established Mr. Burnett was besought by Grand Armv posts to put the story of Tnompsoo's wanderings in a book and be received assurances of subscrip tions which would have netted him not less thau $10,000. He actually began work upon it, but the story was so crowded with interesting incidents, all of them could not be included in a work of reasonable size and none of them could be omitted. Once he under took to make the story of Thomp&ou the subject of a play, but the obstacle of a multiplicity of incidents again presented itself. Thompson recently reopened com munication with him and told him that an agreement had been made to bring out a book containing the tale of his wanderings and desired that Mr. Bur nett contribute at least a chapter to it. lie requested that his old clothes be sent him. Yesterday, in response to an urgent request, Mr. Burnel t boxed the suit carefully and shipped it to the east, where it will be on exhibition at the Guard Army encampment of the G. A. R. in Cleveland, Ohio. ' Hugh Thompson is now living in Van Wert county, Ohio, surrounded by rela tives, friends, his latest family (he knows nothing of any other) enjoying the tail-end of an eventful career, the events of which he knows but little of, and thaukful that he is an integral part of a government that marks even the sparrow's fall. Mining Definitions. We quote some definitions by a humorous individual and which ap peared in the Baker City (Ore.) Herald: A prospector A man w,ho has a hole in the ground aud is the biggest liar in town. A proposition man One who wears laced boots and corduroy clothes and never pays his board bill. A mining expert A man who can talk about formations, ramification, stratification, dykes, zones, dips, spurs, angles, telegites, oozites, sedemite and all theites and tites; can see a mile in to mother earth and Invariably con demns the country. An expert miner A fellow who loafs around townlookiog for a job as super intendent of a property, but would be foreman if be can't be superintendent ; one who has worked in the Comstock in '70 and has been idle ever since. A "49?r" A man who came to the oast in the "fall of '49 or the spring of '50" and knows where there are dig gings that will pay 60c to the pan and is guiijg back there just as soon as spring comes. A mining reporter A man who wants you to subscribe for the paper, wants to write up your property, and wants you to take bim out in the best bugj;y in town, smo eyour best cigars and borrow $5. A miuing promoter A man who has unlimited capital behind him, but none ! in from of him, and has his watch iu soak. A tenderfoot A "Willie boy" just from the East. Carries a small arsenal with him, goes out prospecting with a shotgun and fishing rod, buys a salted claim and gets money from mother to come home on in the fall. An amalgamator A man who wears long finger nails, draws $5-a shift and deposit $10 in the bank every day, if the ore is low grade, the more in pro portion. "A local man of note" One who has been on the eve of starting for South Africa, or some other far-off region for seven years, to take charge of the con struction of a 100-stamp mill lor a London syndicate, a man who has been positively known to construct a saw mill. An assayer A man who charges you $1.50 for throwing your samples out of the back door and writing a certificate A mining engineer One who makes funny figures on blazed stumps aud charges a big price. A knocker One who wants a divy from every mining sale, and failing to get it, tries to stop the Bale; ore who thinks his opinion bhould always be consulted, but always tells you to look out, for "it's too uocerta in," or "it'a a fake." He is always a detriment and disgrace to arjv cotnmuDitv. MATT BURTS AGAIN. He Shoots and Wounds Bob Warren An Interview. From the Tombstone Prospector. The Prospector last evening received the sensational news of the shooting of Bob Warren, a well known cattle man, by Matt Burts, who had recently been pardoned from a terra at Yuma. The information was received too late for publication in the regular edition, however the news came as a surprise on the heels of the pardon of Burts and much comment was indulged in. To day Warren was brought to Tomb stone from Willcox and placed under the care of Dr. Bacon, at the hospital, suffering from a bullet wound through the left arm, at a point between the shoulder aud elbow, the bullet having penetrated through and grazed a mirk, on his breast. Many conflicting stories were ex tant of the shooting affray, and to se cure the version of one of the princi pals of the affair, a Prospector reporter was granted an interview with Warren at the hospital. WARRES INTERVIEWED. The reporter called on Mr. Warren in oue of the wards at the hospital. The patient was resting easy as poa bible and spoke freely of the cause of the trouble. Burts and Warren, with the assistance of two other cowboys, were rounding up some cattle in the valley near the Johnson place; the cattle to be shipped on the 25th. "We had decided where to herd the bunch," said Warren, "when sudden ly, as I had occasion to pass Burts, be called me vile names, said I had talked about bis friends ; he had no use for me, etc., and proposed to fight. I was greatly surprised at his talk and tried to reason with him. I had expressed my opinion pretty strong about Alvord, but bad good reason to. Neither Burts or myself were armed. Burts wanted to fight wi'h fists and insisted upon it. We both got off our horses took off: our gloves and spurs and wentto fighting. I whipped bim, and while he was down he said he bad enough, and when he got up bjth of us shook bands and he said we will declare this off and be friends. Then we rode on up to the herd end continued together until we reached the Johnson place." According to Warren, at the Johnson place, Burts secured a 6ix-sbooter and later rude up close to Warren and threatened to kill him. "He pulled bis sixsnooter and tired, one shot at me," said Warren, "and this is where he bit, (pointing to his arm.) I told him he could easily finish the job as I had no gun. Then he evidently changed his mind aud said, 'well I guess I won't, I have crippled you anyhow.' He put up his gun and offered to assist me; I felt sick and got off the horse; Burts helped uie dowu and I laid by a tree; Burls fixed a pillow, put my horse in front so as to put me in the-shade aud he rode to Johnson's place telling them to get me, but cot to start for town for one hour after he left. A little later I was taken to Johnson', then driven in a buggy to Wilcox. I have not heard of Burts since." No warrant has yet been issued for Burts, Warren thus far declining to swear to a complaint for some personal reason. When asked by the reporter regarding same the wounded man said he bad not yet sworn out a warrant and was withholding same until be received further advues on a telegram i received by him. Warren's arm is regarded in a critical state and it is possible the same may have to be amputated. ARID LAND CONGRESS. Western Representatives Meet at Chey enne and Consider a Bill Looking to Reclamation,. Cheyessb (Wyo.), Juue 20. State engineers and Representatives and Sen ators from Western States met in Cheyenne to day to. discuss irrigation government aid, and the best methods of reclaiming arid lauds. Resolutions were presented and a plan outlined for action at the next session of Congress. It is understood that western Congress men and Senators will work together on this itnportaut question, as they never have before. A bill is proposed to provide for the settlement of the arid public lands and to authorize the construction of reser voirs for the storage of water and other, necessary irrigation works for arid lands reclamation. It provides: 'That all money received from the sale or dispobal.of public lands in Ari zona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dikota and Washing ton, beginning with the fiscal year end ing June 30, 1902, exceptiug money set aside by law for educational purposes, and excepting also the salaries of reg- isters and receivers of the United States land offices, located within eaid States and Territories, shall be and are hereby reserved for the benefit of the State or Territory in vrhich said lands are sold, to be kept as a special fund to be known as tin 'Arid land re clamation fund,' and shall be under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior for the examination, survey aud construction of reservoirs and other irrigation works. "Any of the States or Territories de siring to avail themselves of the pro visions of the act shall enact laws, ac cepting the conditions of this act and organize and maintain a State En gueer's office, with authority to plan and make estimates, for reservoirs, to be paid for oat of. the reclamation fund." A Good Cough iMediclne. It speaks well for Chamberlain's Cough Remedy when druggists use it in their own families in preference to any other. "I have sold Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for the past five years with complete satisfaction' to myself and customers," says Druggist J. Goldsmith, Van Etren, N. Y. "I have always used it in my own family both for ordinary coughs and colds and for the cough following la grippe, and find it very emcacious." For sale, by Brockway's Pharmacy. Letter from Manila. From the Phoenix Republican. Mr. David E. Jones of Congress has received a letter from Lee E. Troxel, who enlisted as a soldier and went to Manila at the outbreak of the war. He has scouted over the greater fart of Luzon and been finally discharged. He says the island is rapidly assuming a state of. peace and the natives are giving little trouble. He predicts that the Philippines will become famous for the development of wonderful in dustrial, enterprises uqder the civil government to be established by the United States. He is very much in fatuated with the country and is great ly taken with its agricultural aud mineral resources. He says he has seen me,ny accounts in newspapers of rich mines being worked there, all of which are untrue. The only mining done is placer mining and that is done in a very crude way. Many Americans who went over there to prospect were prevented by war conditions from do og so thoroughly aod kept from de veloping what little tbey did find. Nevertheless, he says, he believes Luzon is rich in both gold aod copper, aod he knows of. some prospects that are most promising. He believes bisr mines will be opened up in the near future and that they can be economical ly worked by native labor under Ainer- can bosses. At any rate be proposes to stay there and spar for an opening and would like to get in touch with capitalists who feel like prospecting- that country. Barker Found Guilty. New York, June 22. in the Barker case the jury returned a verdict to-day of shooting with intent to murder Rev, iveiier. ine veruiet created a sensa tion in the court room as the crowd had. expected an acquittal. Barker shot Keller, so he claims, because the minister had assaulted his wife. The judge deferred sentence until next week;. and fixed the hail at $10,000. You may as well, expect to run steam nogine without water as to find an active energetic man with a torpid liver and you may know that his liver is torpid when he does not relish his food, or feels dull and languid after eating, of ten has headache and some times dizziness. A few doses of Cham. berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets will restore his, liver to its normal functions, renew his vitality, improve his djgestfon and make bim feel like a new, man. Price, 25 cents. Samples free at Brockway's drug store. School marrcs follow the flag. The government ia going to. send 170 of tliem along with 40J more male peda gogues, to the Philippine in July, if that many can be collected. Their sensations on landing at Manila are a subject for speculation, but they are surely going to.be in transports on the way over unless they walk. As for the 400, if they can arrange any equit able system of division, they ought to be in the seventh heaven. Think of sailing with 170 school inarms in one consignment; and on a month's voyage at iiiat. r-aso Herald. Call at Brockway's drug store and get a free sample of Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets. They are an elegant physic. They also improve the appetite, strengthen the digestion and regulate the liver and bowels. They are easy to take and pleasant in affect. A number of our gullible exchanges are still publishing that "Great Ho if ry Fake, Direct from the Mills." BISBEE BRANCH. S. P. Watchman Guarding the Grade Crossing. From the Beming Herald4 Grading goes merrily along on the Bisbee and Dealing railroad survey in this city, and the men and teams are being increased daily. It is now un derstood thttt the work of laying the ties and iron will be commenced in a week or two and pushed to completion as. rapidly as possible. The BUbee and Derolng railroad will have one of the' smoothest road bods ia the country, and A.' Wallace, the big railroad, grader, is extremely well pleased with it. The unbrotherly feeling between the Bisbee railroad people aud 'he S. P. grows apace, and' last Tuesday wheu the Bisbee graders crossed the 8. P. tracks with their grade they were or dered away.- Since then the S. P. peo ple have kept a very determined looking man Darned C. II. Brown at that point to see that the Biobee grad ers do not oross its tracks again. Chief Engineer W. M. W'ambaugb of the Bisbee aud Deming road was in town Sunday, and assured several of our, citizens that the road would cer tainly be pushed and built to comple tion, aod would not be affected in the least by the company's El Paso plans, whatever they might be. Government Land Areas. From the Los An?les Times. In connection with the movement to have the national goverment inaugur ate a general system of storage reserv oirs for purposes of irrigation in the aridregioos of the west, the proportion of puolic land yet remaining in posses sion and under control of the govern ment in some of the Western States and Territories is a matter of interest. It will surprise the average reader to learn that iu the Territory of Arizona 76 per cent, of the total aiea of land is still held by the national government. In California, notwithstanding the extensive development of private lands by private eap-tal, 58 per cent,, of the territorial area of the State is public land. In Montana, 78 per cent, of the land is still government land. In Utah, the proportion of public land is 86 per cent, of the total area. In Wyoming 80 per cent, in Idaho 89 per cenf and in Nevada 65 per cent, of the territorial area belongs to the general government. It U apparent from : these figures for which -the National Irrigation Maga zine is authority that thegovernment of the United States,' as the largest land owner in each of the great States or Territories named, has a direct and vital interest in the project to bring the lands under irrigation and therefore under cultivation. As has been fully demonstrated by facts and figures beyond controversy, the general govern ment which is the only agency that can take np the irrigation question and solve it satisfactorily on a scale of national magnitube can easily make the work of reclaiming the urid lands self-sus taining through the sale of the reclaim ed acres to actual settlers at a moder ate price. The government, ia the ei, need not be oat a dollar. The govern ment could easily realize a liberal profit upon thu work, aoi still off?r the lands to. settlers at a reasonable price; but it would hardly be politic of desirable for the government to go into the work of reclamation as a mooey-m&kiug venture. So long as the principal and interest on the invest ment were paid bak to the govern ment, everybody ought to be satisfied. Upon this basis the proposed scheme of national irrigation is entirely feasi ble. After the first investment the gov ernment wjuld derive a revenue fron the Bale of lands sufficient,, in the course of a few years, to reim burse it ! for all outlays, and - to enable it to continue the prosecution of the work j until practically all the arid lands were brought wider irrigation, and were teuaoted by happy and pros perous communities. It is not a scheme to have the govern ment g;va something for nothing. The irrigation movement is in no sense an eleemosynary enterprise, by which thti government is to be askjd to help needy or thriftless citizens. It is sim ply a business proposition, under which the work performed by the gov ernment would be done upon a strict ly business basis, and under conditions which could be made to yield to the government, as the principal investor, as large returns, in a financial sense, as might be deemed expedient or' de sirable. Makers of Newspapers. From Munsey's Magazine. Nowhere in the world, perhaps, in any field of endeavor, do men labor un - der such tremendous pressure, and - . maintain such a terrific pace, as the) STARK3 SURDAM. i tewspsper workers. It ia a pace that ! Florence. A. T., Feb. , mi. fl-8n makes men old at 40 an age when, ia other professions, they might be first firmly establishing themselves. The making of a metropolitan daily is the fiercest, bitterest, most exhaust ing struggle in the world. Everyman in the office is constantly on the jump. Minds are trained to make instant decisions, and the wear and tear is frightful. The heaviest burden naturally falls upon those in authority. They do not long stand the strain. I have seen three men whom I numbered among my friends go insane in executive positions. Dur ing the Spanisn-American war, when the souls of newspaper men were tried as never before, I sa w one of the ablest journalists that New York has pro duced in the last decade leave the com-, posing room,' where he was "making up," and rnsh through the editorial' rooms, a raving maniac, still clutching f proofs in his hands. He died a few weeks later, without recovering his reason. His associates were shocked and grieved, but it never occurred to them to be frightened. The third victim died a few weeks ago, raving like the others.' With two or three exceptions the . managing editors of the New York newspapers are less than forty years old. Truly it is the pace that kills. While the workerB themselves have no real appreciation of the pressure at which they work, the proprietors have which explains why three or four men are so trained that they can take charge of the different editions at a moment's notice. Horace Greeley once said that the way to make a journalist was to make him sleep on newspapers and to feed him on printer's ink. A Sprained Ankle Qjickly Cured. "At one time I suffered from a se vere sprain of the ankle," says Geo. E. ' Cary, editor of the Guide, Washington, V i. "After using several well recom mended medicines without success, I tried Chamberlain's Pain Balm, and' am pleased to say that relief came as soon as I began its use and a complete cure speedily followed." Sold by Brockway's Pharmacy. Mr. W. S. Whedon, Cashier' of the First National Bank of Winterset;' Iowa, iu a recent letter givea some ex perience with a carpenter in his employ, that will be of value to other mechan ics. He says: "I had a carpenter work ing for me who was obliged to stop , work for several days on account Of being troubled with diarrhoea. I men tioned to him that I had been similarly troubled aud that Ch imberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrnoea Remedy had ' cured me. He bought a bottle of it ' from the druggist here and informed me that one dose cured him, and he is ' again at his work." For sale by Brock way's Pharmacy. TO THE DEAF. A rich lady cured of her deafness, and noises in the head by Dr. Nichol-. son'B Artificial Ear Drums, gave $10,- , 000 to bis Institute, so that deaf people .. unable to procure the Ear Drnms may . have them free. Address No. 190e The Nicholson Institute, 780 Eighth Avenue, ' New York. m5-ly Some Reasons Why You Should Insist on Having EUREKA HARHESS OIL U nequaied by any other. Renders hard leather soft jt Especially prepared. Keeps out water. A heavy bodied oil. Harness An excellent preservative. Reduces cost of your harness, tiever burns the leather ; its Efficiency is increased. Secures best service. Stitches kept from breaking. Oil Its sold in all Localities ' Manufacture by Standard Oil Company) Forfeiture Xotlce. To David Thurmau, J. H. Locklingand W. F. Beuge. their heirs and legal representa tives: You are hereby notified that the under signed who is a co-owner Kith' you in the Copper Bloom mining claim, has expended One Hundred Dollars S100.00) in labor and improvements for the year 1900 upon said mining claim, in order to hold said mining: claim under the provisions and requirements of Section SKI of the revised statutes. The siud mining claim is situated in the. Picaeho mining district, Pinal County, Arizona Tei ritory, aud is duly recorded in theoiBoeof the County Recorder of Pinal County. Arizona, as follows : Copper Bloom, Boak 16, Page 515. Record ot Mines, and you are further notified that if, at the expira tion of ninety days from the last publica tion of this notice, yon fall or refuse to pay your portion of tha said expenditure, to gether with the cost of the publication of t this notice, your interest in the said mining ' claim will be forfeited and become the property of the undersigned In accordance