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VOL. IV. HOLBROOK, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25. 1899. NUMBER 51 PACIFIC COAST NEWS Important Imformation Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST A Summary of Late Events That Are Boiled Down to Suit our Bony Header Aceordins to a statement just issued, j the gross earnings of the Southern Pa- ; pifie pomnanv for July. August ana September last aggregated $16.254,534, an increase of $2,626,169 over the same period of 1S98. The operating expenses were $9,798,628, an increase of $1,427, 394. The net earnings were $6.455,906, an increase of $1,198,575 over the same period of last year. Another cut of $2 in the rate from Seattle to Chicago made by brokers, making the second class fare $30, seems to have reached the bedrock in the de moralization thas has existed among the "Western transcontinental lines. There is no more business to justify further cutting, and it would, there fore, seem that the end must be reached in three or four days and the tariff be restored to its former level. The growth of gold mining is not en tirely confined to California and Alas ka. The Boise City assay office shows receipts of dust and bars for the first ten days of this month amounting to $93,380, as against $36,889 for a similar period. The total receipts of that of fice for nine months of this year exceed those of the entire twelve months of 1898 by nearly $400,000. Of course, much of this comes through the work ing by cyanide processes of old piles of tailings that have been accumulat ing for more than thirty years on Moore's creek and other streams, but we are glad to hear of it for all that. Idaho is a good cash customer for the citrus fruits of Southern California. The Tacoma Ledger says that city cannot yet afford a fire-boat, and the purchase of one, while it might be good for shipping in the harbor, would be premature. It seems as if, of all the cities on this coast, Tacoma needs a fire boat about the least, for she has about two miles of railway track along the water front, and locomtives under steam at all hours of the day and night. In the event of a fire at any of the docks, all they would have to do would be to put the fire engine upon flat-cars and haul them to the fire in half the time they could get there with horse power. A fire boat is a good thing in any harbor, but Tacoma need not be in any hurry about the pur chase of one. She is pretty well fixed already. PEARL HART WON THEIR HEARTS PHOENIX. Ariz. Pearl Hart, the tmale bandit, who, with Joe Boot.held ide. Mrs. Lauvier, who acted as Ann uo the stage near F lorence, Ariz., last June, was acquitted in the trial before Judge Doan at Florence, in the face of overwhelming evidence of her guilt. The jury reached a verdict at a late hour and was promptly discharged for the rest of the court term by the judge, who, like all citizens of Florence, are highly indignant. Another warrant was issued, and Pearl Hart is now held on another charge of highway robbery. The jury balloted 11 to 1 for acquit tal within three minutes after it had retired. The case had been against Pearl until she addressed the jury in a passionate and eloquent manner, pleading her desire to return to To ledo, O., and get one last look at ner mother, who was not expected to live long, and whom she has not seen in years. Pearl is addicted to the morphine habit and lived in high life in Arizona a few years before she became a hold up, but she retains much of her for mer beauty. After the successful Florence hold-up, Pearl and her com panion headed toward Mexico, and were captured by the Sheriff and posse near Benson, Ariz., three days later, while she and a confederate were asleep in a recess. Pearl sprang to her feet and showed fight.but.realizing her helplessness, gave way to fury, .heaping execrations on her companian, ''whom she accused of being a coward. CiThe two were incarcerated at Tucson, and a month ago broke jail. Pearl was later captured near Dem ing, N. M. She had left a note in jail confessing her crime, and saying that after she saw her .mother she did not care what became of herself, and she would properly surrender to the au thorities. She expnerated Boot from blame in holding up the stage, saying that he loved her, and that she had forced him at the point of a gun to assist her. PATENTS FOR CALIFORXIANS. WASHINGTON Patents were grant ed to Californians as follows: Jasper N. Armstrong. Soldiers' Home, band age; John A. Blake. Redlands, flume and water outlet therefor; Albert C. Calkins, assignor to F. W. Braun, Los Angeles, cupel machine; Philo E. Dan iels, Oakland, cuff supporter; John H. Franklin, San Francisco, rule; Fred erick W. French, Lakeside, gopher or squirrel trap; John C. Desgranges, as signor to H. Desgranges, Los Angeles, motor-reversing and speed-changing mechanism; Charles E. Hanson, San Francisco, swivel plane support and and handle; Robert B. Hewson, San Francisco, quick break electric switch; William B. Horr and C. H. Gibbons, Jackson clay or gravel machine; Rich ard R. May, San Jose, electric alarm svsfpm: Rprnard Mrlvirnan. Rtftpki-nn, Los Angeles, folding snag hook;Alonzo Sweetland.Talmadge, propellor for ves seis. Pensions were granted to Californi ans as follows: Original, Charles Schmidt, Marysville, $10; Francis M. Rowles, Corralitos, $6; John H. De mise, Alameda, $6; Asa N. Leland, San Gabriel, $6. Increase, Sanford J. Har ner, Los Angeles, $12 to $17. Original, widows,, etc., Nellie Babbidge, Oak land, $8. Mexican War Survivors, in crease. Christian Gottman, Pacific branch of national home, Santa Mon ica, $8 to $12. COLLIS' BIG HOLDINGS. SAN FRANCISCO The Examiner says: "Collis P. Huntington is today in full control of three-fourths of the property of the Southern Pacific com pany and its allied corporation, the Pacific Improvement Company. With me ueiy ui lilt' uaiimug sy uuiuaLe, headed by the Speyers of New York and London, he has bought out the Crocker and Stanford interests, each amounting to about one-fourth. With his own one-fourth that gives him three-fourths of the whole. "The remaining one-fourth interest belongs to the Hopkins-Searles estate. The Speyers hold in their possession the Crocker and Stanford securities for the present, Huntington having an ironclad option for their final transfer to him." KNOCKDOWN COSTS A LIFE. PRESCOTT, Ariz. For refusing to take a drink in a dive here Richard Bennett knocked Charles Walker down. The latter pulled a gun and shot Bennet four times, death being instantaneous. Walker is but recently from Kern county, California. Bennett was an industrious farmer, and while under the influence of liquor was very abusive. Both men -were strangers to each other. FROM FOREIGN LANDS. Special dispatches from Bombay re ceived at London state that a cyclone has wrought havoc in the state of Neg apatam. Thousands of native dwell ings have been razed. There were' no fatalities, but the loss of property was immense. The Paris papers continue to com ment upon the firing upon the French steamer Cordova by the British war ship Magicienne in South Africa wa ters, but consider that judgment should be reserved until all the circum- stances are known. The steamer Admiral Schley' from Kingston, Jamaica, for Philadelphia with fruit. Tuesday, was reDorted niirht before last to have broken down, and to be drifting off Port Morant. The Admiral Dewey was dispatched at mid night to assist her and to tow her. to Port Antonio. The Paris Gaulois says: "We learn on good authority that Prince Louis Napoleon, who is a colonel in the Rus sian army, asked leave in order to vol unteer for service in the Transvaal army. Emperor Nicholas refused the request because His Majesty wishes to observe the strictest neutrality. The Prince will leave Paris for Russia to day." American capital to the amount of $3,000.000 has become interested in Venezuela banking, a concession hav ing been granted to George W. Upton of Ohio for the organization of a na tional banking system, which will prac tically control the finances of the coun try. Upton is enthusiastic over Ven ezuela. He predicts a long peace for the country and declares that there is no liklihood of war with Colombia. FIGHTING IN VENEZUELA. WASHINGTON The Navy Depart ment received the following cablegram from Commander Hemphill, dated at La Guayra, November 13: "The De troit has arrived. Land fighting was very severe. Venezuelan government vessels bombarded forts with Hotch kiss six-pound rapid-firing guns, un loaded shells without result. The for eign men-of-war lay off the harbor during the engagement. On return rendered assistance to the wounded. The Detroit's hospital corps rendered important service. Being no prospects of further trouble at Puerto Cabello, I came here to await the arrival of the Dolphin. (Signed.) , "HEMPHILL." GENERANOS ITEMS The News of the State, Nation and the World MOST INTERESTING HAPPENINGS From Everywhere will be found in this Column. Items that inter est Everybody The nineteenth annual convention of the American Federation of Labor will commence at Detroit December 11th. An Ohio postmaster died the other day and the pallbearers' were selected I from among the applicants for the va- cant job. j "Not a day passes over the earth," said Charles Read, "but men and wo I men of no note do great deeds, speak I great words, and suffer noble sorrows." New York Sun. A Newport News dispatch says the first-class battleship Kentucky left the shipyard yesterday for New York. Her official trial trip will take place No vember 23 off the Massachusetts coast. "Women and children first!" yelled the truckmen in the gangway of the Chicago as it sank the other morning in the North river; while away below them was the engineer sticking to his , the water was up t0 nis arms and tne puai Milu ui5 UdUU uu luc level, until ' fipa was out The plan of arresting people who ! throw banan skins on the sidewalks : and of fining them or sending them to i the Bridewell is all right as far as it j goes, but it does not seem as if the i right punishment had been provided. I Any one guilty of that offense ought to be sent either to the deten ion hos ' pital for the insane or to the home for the feeble minded. Chicago Post. ! A dispatch from Washington says that at a meeting last night of the j Schley Home Commiuee of One Hun ! dred plans were adopted which when I put into operation will give the friends ; of the admiral an opportunity to con tribute to the fund. A number of sub scriptions were made, and several oth ' ers announced, including one of $250 ; by Gen- Felix Angua of Baltimore. Katherine E. Oliver, the noted reader 'anr" interpreter of Scottish character who is to appear at Blanchard hall. 1 Los Angeles, November 23. and matir.ep Saturday, November 25, comes to i Southern California with testimonials ! h.irdly ever accorded to any artist. 'Miss Oliver's tour has been one of !ii umph. At Stanford University, dur i ing the past week her success was without precedent, terpretation of the and "That Lass o' hardly be criticized. ftiiss unver s m "Little Minister," Lowrie's," can ! ROBERTS WILL NOT RESIGN. ! NEW YORK Congressman B. H. Roberts of Utah, who is at present in ! the city, denied the report that he in- tends to resign his seat shortly after : congress meets, in pursuance to the I wishes of the elders of the Mormon j church, j ; MRS. AGUINALDO'S CLOTHES. ' Lieutenant Johnson, with Troop M ' Third cavalry, captured yesterday at i San Nicholas twelve barrels containing the wardrobe of Aguinaldo's wife.some personal effects, the records of the sec retary of war and much commissary and medical supplies. DROWNED BY A TIDAL WAVJ. FERNDALE Jack La Franchi and his sister were caught by a tidal wave while driving" along the beach between Centerville and Westpoint, and both were drowned. The high sea ex tended for some distance on the coast and several narrow escapes from drowning have been reported. POISON PIES. KANSAS CITY, MO. Two people are dead and a third is seriously ill in Kansas City, Kan., from eating mine pies, apparently containing ptomaine poisoning. The pies were eaten after dinner. George Hoffman, aged 72 years, a carpenter, and his son-in-law, John Salmon, aged 45 years, died after an hour of agony. Mrs. Hoffman is seriously ill. SAW LIEUT. GILMORE. The following was also received at the navy department from Admiral Watson: "MANILA Escaped Spanish pris oners at San Fabian report seeing Gilmore November 1 in Tarlac with five men; all well. He crossed the mountain from Balerin in May with thirteen men. Location of other eight men unknown. Have cabled Hong kong for salvage for Charleston. (Signed) . WATSON." BUMPS THE EARTH. CRESCENT CITY, ILL. By the fall- ing of an aerolite seven miles south of Crescent City the residence ot John Meyers was partly wrecked and the neighborhood was panic-stricken. The meteor came from a point in the sky a little east of south and struck the north end of the house, tearing away a part of the upper story.- The aerolite buried itself in the ground about three feet from the foundation of the house. ANOTHER GENIAL FAKIR. When the horses used by Roosevelt's regiment in Cuba were put up at auc tion in New York recently by the gov ernment, Jacob Litt bought twenty four of them for use in his great re vival of "Shenandoah," which is just nbw exciting the enthusiasm of play goers. That is what the press agent beats out on his typewriter, preliminary, doubtless, to something worse. Roose velt's regiment, as any one but a press agent knows, did not take horses to Cuba. SHOOTING OF ARMSTRONG. ST. PAUL Mrs. Rose Lauvier, who confessed that she killed John . Arm strong last Sunday in self-defense, was acquitted by the coroner's jury. The jury was out only five minutes and brought in a verdict of justifiable homi strong's housekeeper, shot and killed him in his rooms early Sunday morn ing. He had threatened to kill her and her husband with their whole family, and she shot him in self-defense. The woman notified the police of the murder, but did not confess until the day after. DEWEY PRESIDENTIAL BOOM. WASHINGTON Senator Proctor of Vermont, in an interview with a Post reporter, said: "It is not true that I am trying to start a Dewey boom for the presidency. It was generally understood that be fore Dewey left Manila he was averse to being drawn into politics, and I am in a position to know that since his arrival int this country this antagon ism has been confirmed. "Do you think there is any possibil ity of the nomination of Admiral Dewey next year?" "There is absolutely none," was the ; reply. "He is out of it, and I am not i trying to run him as a candidate." BRIBERY INVESTIAGTION. LANSING. MICH. The witnesses from Detroit and Grand Rapids, in cluding Speaker Adams of the last legislature, have arrived to give evi dence before the grand jury, which has convened. This indicates that the first matter the jury will concern itself with is a certain bill proposing to buy $100, 000 worth of law books, and which, it is alleged, the book concern was willing to pay $30,000 to pass. Judge Person, in his charge to the grand jury, quoted sections of the law relative to bribery and charged the jury to investigate and see whether any of these provisions of the law have j been violated, and to act justly and fearlessly. FUNSTON WILL START. TOPEKA, KAN. Gen. Funston will leave here for "San Francisco, from whence the general will sail for Man ila. The general is afraid the war in the Philippines will be over before he reaches his destination. Gen. Funston will drop the suit for libel against Archbishop Ireland. He said:1 "I will do nothing further about it, so far as- the archbishop is concerned. If I take any action" it will be against the papers that started the story. I have found out the author of these libelous reports. It was a camp fol lower. He deserted from one of the English sailing ships and followed us during the campaign. He was fined three times in the provost court for drunkenness and disorderly conduct. At Maralo I found him in a private house and ordered him under arrest, as he had no business there. The pa per that printed his story, even if it was a part compensation for his ser vices, could not recover damages." MURDER AT SEA. ST. JOHN, N. B. A murder at sea on the schooner J. B. Van Dusen of New York was made known by the re ceipt of a message from the vessel's mate to the owner's agent in this city. It stated that Captain Baisley of this city had been stabbed by a sailor named Maxwell, had afterward fallen overboard and died in the ship's boat which had been put off to rescue him. As for the schooner, it had disappeared in the darkness under conditions which made it seem that the murderer and the steward, the only men left on board, had gotten the schooner under way and headed in toward the Nova Scotia coast. The 'schooner left this port lumber laden for New York. The tragedy was evidently enacted in the bay of Fundy within a few hours1 after clearing land. Maxwell for several voyages sailed with Captain Baisley as his mate. The schooner was finally located at Beaver harbor, where it had been landed un- der charge of the cook, Frank ,nowden. Snowden said Captain Baisley and Sailor Maxwell had a fight about dark, during which the captain had been knocked overboard. The mate and an other sailor immediately took the boat ana rowea away in search of Captain Baisley. Their boat, the cook said.dis appeared, and he took the wheel of the schooner. Later it was learned that the Van Dusen, witht he mate and sailor, had arrived at Point Lepreaux with the body of Captain Baisley. Maxwell is under guard. MINERS' NOTES. Messrs. Trujili and McCrary are op erating a mine near the old Virginia mine. The Mammoth Bar mine near Au burn, Cal., has been shut down, owing to a rise in the river. The Riverside Press in its mining column has the following of interest from the Gavilán district. The Little Maggie is being worked by Max Bonner & Co. This mine is showing lots of good rock. The Jumbo mine reports good pros pects. Its whistle is heard every day. They have a five-stamp mill. The Indian Queen mine has been leased by Momson & Andrews of Los Angeles. They are working six men. The Jumbo mine is turning out good ore every day and the stamp mill is kept busy turning out more bullion than ever. At the Santa Ysabel mine at Stent heavy hoisting machinery Is being in stalled and a large gallows frame hoist being built preparatory to deep sink ing. Nearly $1,000,000 has been invested n eilsonite claims nn tho PnlnraHA Utah state line by Boston men, and considerable will be spent in develop-' ment. The Mazeppa mine has sunk below the 400. and when the shaft is 500 feet they will open up north and south. This minp is alsn nsinp- mil for fuel. A Dead WOOd. S. D.. disnatt-h aava the American Minina rnmnanv nt Kdv castle, Wyo., has begun a tunnel at the oase or nagged Top Mountain which Will be a milp lone and will nnnnonf with a 1000-foot shaft from the top. It win ue tne longest tunnel in the Black Hills and will i-nct ta nnn nnn . vu,wvv,vwir utivic n pound of ore is mined. Immense reduc tion works are planned, and a town named American City has been laid Out. to Which the Rnrline-fnn is hnild- ing a branch line. CLARK'S COPPER WEALTH. Herman Weliseh has retnrnpd frnm a trip through Arizona and reports that the mining aad other interests there are prospering. "I was ImDressed with conditions at Jp.rnmp whim Sun. ator Clark of Montana is operating the United Verde copper mines," said Mr. weliseh. "He has 1500 men on his pay roll, and $115,000 is disbursed monthly in the town. The annual onrnnr. nf iho United Verde is $16,000,000, and all the expenses or working the great property axe paia Dy tne goia ana silver ex tracted from the ore. Senator Clark is doing a great deal for the mining in terests of Arizona in general and Jer ome in narticular. Hp is natnraiw power there and is greatly appreciated ior me manner in which he is develop ing the resources of the territory. Good wages are paid to the men. Jerome is, of course, supported entirely by the mining industry and has a population of 3000." PLANNING TO IMPORT RUSSIAN SERVANT GIRLS. The dearth of servant girls in Los Angeles may result in. importing a number of young Russian maidens from Canada. The girls want to come and have communicated with a Russian lady asking for advice. Some time ago a Russian colony was started in Canada peopled by religious enthusiasts from the south of Russia whose views did not meet with the ap proval of the czar. They fled from the terrible tyranny of their native land and established . an Edward Bel lamy kind of a town across the Cana dian border. It was about as successful as most such colonies, which is another way of saying that it was a dismal, flat fail ure. The money is all gone and the colony is about to break up. Being thrown on their own resources to a certain extent, the Russians turned to the wife of an exiled Russian no bleman who also had views to his own undoing. His estate reverted to the crown during his lifetime and on being banished from the Russian borders, the nobleman, as everybody knows, cut a few slices off his impossible name and came to Los Angeles to live. To his wife, the Russians appeal. They want to know if work cannot be had for the maids of the colony. It is understood that she has not replied, and is consulting with American la dies of her acquaintance as to the ad visability of sending for the girls to come. They do not speak a word of English." The people of whom they are a part are said to be faithful, strong, sedate and deeply religious.