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GENERAL NEWS ITEMS
Newt of the State, Nation
and the World
If Commodore Schley didn't say:
"D n the Texas," he probably does
so now.
In the United States there are only
nine cities that have provided their in
habitants with public baths.
Philadelphia Rear-Admiral Schley
is to be the guest of the city of Chester
July 4, and has consented to make an
address.
We now have a baby carriage trust
in this country, but thank goodness
the trust does not embrace the load in
the vehicle.
Spain proposes to purchase guns of
American manufacture for her new
navy. Spain knows ' a good thing
when she feels It.
Chinese streets are not often more
than eight feet wide. What a country
for the boozy individual who endeav
ors to walk on both sides of the street
at once.
Washington The subscriptions re
ceived last week by the national com
mittee of the Dewey home fund
amounted to $338, making the total to
date $9140.
Chicago A special to the Times
Herald from Petoskey, Mich., says
that Secretary of War Alger gave in
direct confirmation to the report that
General Joseph Wheeler is to be as
signed to duty in the Philippines.
Pulaski, Va. At Wygal's bridge, west
of this place, John Raines and Madison
Pratt, each aged 19 years, were bath
ing with a party, when Raines acciden
tally kicked Pratt. Angry words fol
lowed and both boys left the water,
ran to their clothing, secured revolvers
and began firing. Pratt died almost in
stantly, but Raines, who was shot in
the abdomen, lingered until morning.
Leavenworth, Kan. A military pris
oner named Wringer, who was serving
a two years' sentence in the federal
prison for desertion from the Sixteenth
infantry, made a break for liberty, and
was shot and killed by private Olson,
Troop F, Sixth cavalry, who was on
guard duty. A negro prisoner who
joined Wringer in the dash for lib
erty made his escape, but was recap
tured this evening.
There was a test at Indian Head of
armor plate intended for the battle
ship Wisconsin, the lot aggregating
700 tons. The test plate tapered from
16 inches to 9 inches in thickness. The
first shot, a Carpenter armor-piercer,
with a velocity of 1370 feet, penetrated
the plate 6 Inches. The second, a
Holtzer armor-piercer, with a velocity
of 1800 feet, penetrated 9 inches. The
plate was not cracked, and the test was
satisfactory.
General Otis has cabled the War De
partment saying he has selected Ser-geant-Major
Bell of the Twentieth reg
iment as adjutant of the First Volun
teer regiment, to be organized in tht
Philippines. He asked authority for
the appointment, which has been
granted. The adjutant will have the
rank of captain. This is the first
move in the direction of organizing the
regiments in the Philippines, so far as
the department is informed.
Commissary-General A. T. Weston
issued an order directing that, upon
the return of the volunteer troops from
the Philippines.either at San Francisco
or at Portland, there shall be issued
to them the following, in addition to
the regular rations: With each 100
rations, 12 gallons of milk, 10 pound3
of butter and 10 dozen eggs. These
additions are of a kind that could not
be obtained on board ship and no doubt
will be appreciated by the men.
Governor Sayres of Texa3 is much
encouraged with the prospecta of a
large attendance at the anti-trust con
vention to be held in St. Louis Septem
ber 20. Up to this time seventeen gov
ernors have responded to his invitation
to attend the prposed conference. Of
that number thirteen are outspoken in
favor of the anti-trust legislation. The
replies so far received by Governor
Sayres are about evenly divided be
tween Democrat and Republican gov
ernors. Chicago Fifty hospital ambulances
shipped to Tampa, Fla., over a year
ago by the local army officials, to be
forwarded to Cuba for the United
States troops, have been .osU The mat
ter has been brought to the attention
of General Anderson by letter from
Washington, stating that the War De
partment's search for the missing prop
erty had been unsuccessful, and sug
gesting that the Chicago officials join
in the hunt. What makes the loss all
the more astonishing is that it took a
freight train of 17 cars to haul the am
bulances from the city.
Blaze Patrie proved himself a hero
at Cleveland, and was fatally wounded
in saving a woman's life. Mrs. Jennie
Price, who lived on Webster street,
was riding a wheel across the Lake
shore track at the entrance to Gordon
Park, and fell in front of an approach
ing train. Patrie ran to her assistance
and both he and Mrs. Price were run
down. Mrs. Price lost a leg and an
arm, and suffered a fracture of the
skull, while her rescuer was struck by
the pilot of the engine and was picked
up insensible from a bad wound on
the head. The woman regained con
sciousness, but the physicians say both
will die.
Mrs. Herman Oelrichs has given so
ciety a surprise and furnished food for
gossip by taking part in Buffalo Bill's
wild, west show. The wild west show
is at Newport this week, and when
the Deadwood coach went into the
arena and was attacked by Indians, it
was discovered that its occupants were
Mrs. Oelrichs, Oliver H. P. Belmont
and Mis3 de Barill. They were greet
ed with great applause, and when they
left the coach were surrounded by a
group of society people. Mrs. Oel
richs says that she is fond of horses
and liked the experience she had. She
has known Colonel Cody from child
hood, and was his guest at the show.
MURDER WILL OUT.
St. Charles, 111. Through the con
fession of a sister, who has kept a se
cret for nearly thirty years, the mur
derer of Gilbert Gates, brother of John
W. Gates, of Chicago, president of the
American Steel and Wire Company,
has been located in Oklahoma, and will
be speedily brought to trial. News of
the capture was telegraphed to A. A.
Gates, the aged father, here and he
immediately sent directions to Wich
ita, Kan., which will lead to the arrest
of the murderer.
Gilbert Gates was murdered near
Warrensburg, Mo., the night of May 2,
1872, while he was journeying west
ward by wagon with Alexander Jester.
When night came they encamped on
the river bank, and under cover of
darkness. Jester stole toward Gates,
and shot him in the back. He robbed
Gates, and then attempted to conceal
the crime by burning the victim's
body. Failing in this the murderer
threw the corpse into the river, whence
it drifted down stream to where it was
finally discovered in Salt river.
Now the sister of the murderer, Mrs.
Cornelia Street of Shewanee, Okla
homa, has written to Sheriff Simmons
of Wichita, saying that her brother is
living in Shewanee under the name of
W. H. Hill.
CUBANS ASTONISHED AT OUR OF
FICIAL HONESTY.
Havana The administration econ
ómica, which is charged with disburse
ments of the provincial government of
Havana and the province, publishes a
statement showing that from January'
to May, inclusive, the receipts were
$763,194 and the expenditures $178,228,
the balance being cash on hand. This
caused general astonishment among
the Cubans, and is unprecedented in
the history of Havana. Never -before
have the figures been published openly.
The officials formerly made merely
semi-official statements.
The English La Lucia, in an editorial
based upon this fact, says the Cubans
and Americans are watching the re
sults of military rule, recognizing the
immense influence which will be ex
erted in the future political struggles
by the present campaign, and adds:
"The greatest praise is due to the
Americans here at this evidence of
their intention to maintain methods of
the strictest honesty." .
HE LIKES FUNSTON.
Governor Teddy Thinks Him a Gallant
Soldier.
Kansas City Governor Roosevelt of
New York passed through the city on
his way to Las Vegas, N. M., to attend
the reunion of the Rough Riders." In
a short speech at the Union depot, the
governor said:
"I would like nothing so much as to
see your brave Colonel Funston. If
ever you have him here and hold a re
union of the gallant Twentieth Kansas,
the heroes of the Philippine war, I
shall look for an opportunity to be
present. Funston is indeed a gallant
man, a remarkable man, and his regi
ment deserves every mark of honor
and enthusiasm which this city can be
stow upon it"
HAD BEEN ATTENTIVE TO THE
SAME WOMAN.
New York George Waldvogel, aged
20 years, a fish dealer, died from the
effects of a stab in the abdomen in
flicted by Peter McDermott. The mur
der was the outcome of jealousy, both
men having been attentive to the same
young woman. McDermott, who was
intoxicated, provoked a fight with
Waldvogel. After the men had been
twice separated, McDermott procured
a knife with which he stabbed Wald
vogel. The doctor who first attended
Waldvogel thought the wound was
only a superficial one, and after dress
ing it sent him away. Internal hemor
rhage, however, caused Waldvogel's
death. McDermott has not yet been
found by the police.
PREACHER VS. MAYOR.
Atlanta, Ga. In a sensational ser
mon Pastor Broughton of the Baptist
Tabernacle, called upon the City Coun
cil to impeach James G. Woodward,
mayor of Atlanta. The clergyman's
reference to alleged acts of the may
or's private life and conduct were sen
sational in the extreme. The audi
ence of 2000 people cheered the minis
ter. Mr. Broughton said: "If the
City Council does not impeach the
mayor, I will take stetfs myself."
Mayor Woodward was informed of
Dr. Broughton's remarks. The execu
tive said: "I regard the statements of
Dr. Broughton as ridiculous. I ask
the public to suspend judgment."
FARM AND ORCHARD
Some Interesting: News for the
Ruratlst
SPOKEN OF IN THIS COLUMN.
A. raw Snnalbla Hint to Salt th Buy
Aricaltariit. Itma That My
Benefit Oar Beaden.
PAINTS FOR PICTURE.
Report From Lieutenant Hayne on
Philippine Agriculture.
Washington The Agricultural De
partment has received an interesting
report, dated Manila, from Lieutenant
Hayne, California Heavy Artillery, on
agriculture in the Philippines. Lieu
tenant Hayne had been able to make
no personal observation . beyond the
American lines, but he transmits the
translation of an article prepared for
him by Senor Manuel del Busto, chief
of the agricultural experiment station
in Manila.
The most remarkable feature of the
report is the almost hopeless picture
painted of the conditions prevailing in
the islands. The great fertility of the
soil is pointed out, and it is said that
in only a few restricted areas, where
three crops a year have been gathered
without Interruption for several centu
ries, is there any apparent need of fer
tilizers. In spite of this, all attempts
at colonization have failed, either
through the poor class of emigrants
secured, the financial stability of the
various companies and the corruption
or oppression of the governors and
government's agents. The result is
that the middle and lower classes in
the islands are almost of the worst
possible type.
In addition to this primary diffi
culty in secirring reliable labor, the ag
riculturist is confronted at the start
with necessity for an immense amount
of work in clearing new land. When
this is accomplished and a new crop
raised, it is at the mercy of the first
typhoon.
Besides typhoons, there is to be
feared in certain provinces the "da
gudo" or dry-land wind, which dries
up and destroys vegetation, diseases so
far hardly known to European doctors,
resulting from the turning up of this
virgin soil. According to competent
medical authorities, many of the
strange diseases cause death within a
Tew hours, while from others, even it
the patient recovers, he is condemned
to a wretched and lingering existence.
Another of the great difficulties in
the way of development is the utter
lack of roads and shipping points. The
price of nearly all crops is steadily
falling, as the production retrogrades
in quality and quantity.
Lieut. Hayne, in transmitting this
interesting document, states that he
would strongly recommend special
quarantine measures against diseases.
MONEY IN THE PITS.
Use Has . Been Found for Apricot
Stones.
Stockton Canneries and drying es
tablishments handling apricots will se
cure quite a pick-up, this season, from
the sale of the pits oT this fruit. One
of the most novel- orders ever received
by any firm in Stockton is in the
hands of M. P. Stein. & Co., who were
requested to bay all the apricot pits
they could, as there is a big demand for
them at present. Stein has been au
thorized to pay from $4 to $5 a ton for
them, and will accept all the stones
offered him.
When questioned about the use of
these pits Stein stated that he had been
informed that they would be shipped
east, and thence to Europe, where they
would be used in the manufacture of
acids, but he had' not been informed
as to the process or ju3t what kind of
acids were made out Of the pits, which
heretofore have been a nuisance to
canneries and drying houses, as they
had to be hauled away and disposed of
as refuse.
THE WALNUT CROP.
The brokers who sell the walnut
crop agree that there will be about 4500
carloads this year. The crop of hard
shell walnuts will be very small, and
the crop will be mostly soft-shells.
So far little is known of the condition
of the French crop It is supposed to
be a good average. ' The big mer
chants who handle thetcrop have an
expert . now in France studying the
situation. The price of California
walnuts is fixed mostly by that of the
French Grenoble crop. The surmise
is that 7 to iy cents will be fixed as
the price of association nuts, but that
will not "be announced until about Sep
tember 5 to 10. It may be a fraction
higher. The policy is to fix a price
which will shut out more or less the
French product, and guard the market
for Cailfornia nuts.
The Belgian Fancier and Pet Stock
Journal is the name of a new Los An
geles publication, the first copy of
which has been issued.. It is devoted
to the interest of Belgian hares and
pet stock generally. Its intention is
to be a circulating medium between
the raisers of small pet stock, and its
four pages are devoted to gossip and
news in this line from various parts of
Southern Cailfornia.
P. J. WATTRON,
Dealer in
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals
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Fancy and Toilet Articles.
Jewelry,
Brushes,
Perfumery,
Soaps,
Combs,
Glass,
Putty,
Patent
IWedieines
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FRUITS OF ALL KINDS.
The EQUITABLE
Life Assurance Society
Of The United States
Outstanding Assurance December 31, 1897 $95, '65, 837.00
New Assurance written in 1897 56,955,693.00
Proposals for Assurance Examined and Declined 24,491,973.00
Income ; 48,572,369.33
Assets, December 31, 1897 336,876,308.04
Reserve on all existing Policies (4 per cent standard) and all
other liabilities '86,333,133.90
Surplus, 4 per cent standard 50,543,174.84
Paid Policy Holders in 1897 31,106,314.14
LARG EST"Most Insurance in Force.
STRO N G EST-Lanst Surplus.
BEST"Pays Death Claims Prompter.
Pa?s Larger DMiends ($1.000,000 more Airing last lye rears.) Issues Better Pollclei.
Walter N. Parkhurst, General Manager, JSoSiSUr.
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO.
C. 0. ANDERSON, Local Agent, Holbrook, A. T.
WETZLER BROS.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
I General Merchandise
NAVAJO
Highest Market Price Paid for Hay.
CAPITAL, SIOO.OOO.OQ,
Bank of Gommeree in Albuquerque, Jl. Jt
Li"
DEALS IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND ISSUES LETTERS OP CREDIT
Solicits Accounts and offers to Depositors Every Facility
Consistent with Profitable Banking.
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DIRECTORS:
M. S OTERO, President, J. C. BALBRIDGE, Lumber, W. LENORD Capitalirt.
B. SCHUSTER, Vice-President, A. EISEMANN.Eisemann Bros. Wool.
W. S. STRICKLER, Cas'r, A. M. BLACKWELL, Gross, Blackwell&Co., Groctrs,
H. J. EMERSOX, Assistant Cashier, W. A. MAXWELL, Wholesale Druggii..
DEPOSITORY for ATCHISON, TOPEKA 4 SANTA FE RAILWAY
WILLIAM ARM BRUSTER,
Practical Blacksmith and Wheelright,-!
NORTH SIDE OF RAILROAD AVENUE,
HOLBROOK, - - - ARIZONA.
All Out of Town Work Will Recieve Prompt Attention
If you have a wheel to fill or a tire to set, bring it to me
and get good service for your money.
gg WORK GUARANTEED TO SUIT YOU,
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Oils,
Varnishes,
Paints,
Cutlery,
Wines,
Liquors,
Cigars,
Confectionery.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
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