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ON OIL CONTRACT The bids for one of the most important contracts in connec tion with the Tonto dam project were opened Friday morning at 9 o'clock by Engineer L. C. Hill and Consulting Engineers George Y. Wisner and W. H. Saunders. Bids were received on furnishing 50,000 barrels of oil and hauling of the same to Roosevelt and storing the U. S. storage tanks and the hauling of miscellaneous freight from Mesa to Roosevelt. With each of the proposals was enclosed a certified check for one thousand dollars, as provided by law. One bid was received with out the check and was not taken into consideration. These bids will be considered by the board of engineers, and after their de cision is reached they will make recommendations and all the proposals will be sent to the in terior department at Washing ton for consideration and ap proval. The oil will be used to burn in the mill for making con crete for the dam. Fine sealed proposals were opened and read. No one entered bids on all of the five different parts of the con tract. Some bids on the oil alone, while others bid on the hauling. The following are the parties and their offers: O. S. Stapley & Co., of Mesa, for hauling the 50,000 barrels of oil from Mesa to Roosevelt, $2.59 per barrel. Hauling miscellane- ous height ho Roosevelt, $15 per ton. Associated Oil company, San Francisco, for 50,000 barrels of oil at Baker City, California, 25 cents per barrel; 50,000 barrels delivered at Mesa, $1'25 per bar rel; total, $62,500. For the same delivered at Roosevelt, $4,35; total, $217,500. Edmund Molloy, San Francis co, 50,000 barrels at Roosevelt, $4.49. Same f. o.b. Mesa, $3.22 Miscellaneous freight, $18.50. John Tuttle, San Francisco, hauling 50,000 barrels Mesa to Roosevelt; $2.24V2. Miscellane ous freight,' $15. Union Oil company, California, 50.000 barrels f. o. b. Baker City, 19 9 cents per barrel. William S. Miller, San Fran cisco, the oil f. o. b. Waite, Kern county, 25 cents per barrel. This bid contained a certified check of the Standard Oil company. E. B. & A. L. Stone company, Oakland, California, 50,000 bar rels, f. o. b. eastern spur Kern Oil fields, 27.5 cents. Hauling same from Mesa to Roosevelt, $2.40 per barrel. Freight $18 per ton. Old Dominion Commercial com pany, of Globe, hauling the oil fiom Globe to Roosevelt, $2.43 per barrel, and miscellaneous freight the same route $13 per ton. les, 50,000 barrels of oil delivered at Roosevelt, $3.48 and freight $14.40. Ed. Cox, San Francisco, haul ing oil from Mesa to Roosevelt, $2.26 per barrel and freight $17. Wolf Sachs, of Tempe, hauling oil Mesa to Roosevelt, $2.244 and the freight $13.60 per ton. Consulting Engineer George Y. Wisner will leave for Los Angeles on business. He expressed him self as confident that the Tonto project would be near 'enough completed in two 3'ears to give the lands to be irrigated con siderable water. Engineer W. H. Saunders has left for Washington. Both gen tlemen will return by February 8 to open the bids on the contract for building the dam. Gazette. War In the Far East. Famous Musician Dead. Chicago, Jan. 4. Theodore Thomas, one of the most famous orchestra leaders and composers in the world, died today in this city at the ripe age of seventy years. During his career the deceased musician wrote many opera scores, which invariably attain ed great success when produced; but perhaps his greatest achieve ments have been in the writing of music to popular balads, in which he has always been emi nently successful. His loss will be severely felt by many of the old-time musicians in America, to whom his abilities were thoroughly well known and justly appreciated. Latterly his work has been greatly reduced owing to the infirmities of ad vancing age The Statehood Nightmare. Washington, Jan. 3. Ex-Governor N. O. Murphy, of Arizona, appeared in the congressional committee rooms today, and was seen buttonholing legislators at every turn. He has set all his energies to work to assist the opposition to the statehood measure, but, judging by his ex pressed opinion uttered after a couple of hours' canvassing, he is extremely pessimistic as to the ability of the opponents of joint statehood to hold their ditch, and appears to be of the opinion that joint statehood for Arizona and New Mexico is one of the things in this world against which it is useless to struggle. Republicans have determined to avenge the slap in the face ad ministered to their party in the last election in Arizona, and have consolidated their forces in all directions for the purpose of im posing the joint statehood bur den on the shoulders of the ter ritory. The largest hairpin factory in the world is at Painswick, a vil lage in the Stroud valley, Eng land. Strangely enough, this factory employs only 300 per- C. R. Eager & Co., Los Ange- sons. St. Petersburg, Jan. 4. Gen eral Stoessel's last dispatch dated January 1, prior to the surrender of Port Arthur, details the Jap anese attack of December 31, and concludes as follows: "We shall be obliged to capitulate and put .everything in the hands of God. We have suffered fear ful losses. Our great sovereign will pardon us. We have done everything that was humanly possible. Judge us, but be merci ful. Nearly eleven months of un interrupted struggle has exhaust ed us. Only one-quarter of the garrison is alive, and of this number a majority are sick and obliged to act on the defensive without even short intervals of repose, and are worn to shad ows. Headquarters Japanese Third Army, Port Arthur, Jan, 4. (Censored) The flag of the Ris ing Sun floats today over the captured citadel of Port Arthur. The entire garrison and all the non-combatants will march out on Thursday, January 5, to the village of Yahutuwet, near the shores of Pigeon Bay, until they can be transferred to Dalny and thence to Japan. The officers, after signing the parole, will be taken where they desire. Tokio, Jan. 4. The emperor of Russia has cabeled Stoessel say ing that the giving of parole or the alternative of imprisonment is optional with the officers. Tokio, Jan. 4. The Japanese captured 25,000 prisoners at Port Arthur. The total number of inhabitants is 35,000, of whom 20,000 are sick. Che Foo, Jan. 4. The protect ed cruiser Akutsishima, four tor pedo boat destroyers and two torpedo boats constituted today the Japanese guard off this port It is said that the booey which fell into the hands of the Japan ese at Port Arthur is only 80,000 tons of coal and two months rations of rice. Of 270 officers of the Russian navy at Port Ar thur at the beginning of the war 180 were killed or wounded, many while doing duty at the forts. The Stormy East. New York, Tan. 4. Another I blizzard, paralleling in intensity that of a week ago, broke over New York last night and this morning, creating tremendous damage everywhere, both to per ,son and property, and causing in many places a complete suspen sion of traffic. The awful cold was so intense that a gateman on the elevated railroad was frozen to death at his post this morning. Reports from all over the state convey intelligence of the disas trous effects of the blizzard, which appears to have come up from a southeasterly direction. The ground is covered with many feet of snow in places, making it impossible for residents to ven ture abroad. The wind is traveling at a ve locity of about sixty miles an hour, and carries with it a blind ing and unceasing fall of the "white feathers." In many of the agricultural districts farm buildings have been swept away, while many reports recount seri ous accidents as having taken place. The railway traffic all over the state has become disorganized, while most of the telegraph and telephone wires are down. "White Supremacy" In Arizona Washington, Jan. 6. At 2 o'clock this afternoon the state hood bill was taken up and Sen ator Bard of California address ed the Senate in opposition to it. Senator Bard antagonized the provision of the bill uniting Ariz ona and New Mexico, saying the people of those territories never signified any desire for such a dis position of their claims to state hood and that all the conditions are unfavorable to it. He gave his assent to the proposition to consolidate Oklahoma and the Indian Territory. During the course of Bard's speech he was interrupted by Senator Tillman of South Caro lina, who said he wanted to make an appeal for white supre macy in Arizona. To unite the two territories he said would be like joining Florida and Cuba and to subject the white people of Arizona to the domination of the Mexicans and "Greasers.'-' which he opposed. Senator Nelson is supporting the measure. He closed his speech in its favor yesterday af ternoon. While speaking he was interrupted by Senators New lands and Heyburn who by their questions indicated that they were not in sympathy with the bill. Senator Foraker announces that he will fight the measure to the end. At Folsom prison, California, December 29, several hundred convicts made an unsuccessful break for liberty. The guards fired volley after volley into the desperate men, killing three and mortally wounding three others. Captain R. . Murphy has a bullet wound in his leg and two slight knife wounds. The fact that the convicts captured two of the prison guards in no wise protected them from the fire of the other guards.