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v j - Tike Holbrook Args, VOL X. HOLBROOK, ARIZONA SATURDAY. MAY 27. 1905. No. 21. EARTH FELL IN A GRACIOUS GIFT Mexican Silver Going to China Worst Disaster in the His tory of Mining in This Territory Not a Life Lost It is feared the United Verde Will be Clos ed Indelinately Prescott, Ariz., May 22. Mil lions of tons of rock and earth caved in at noon today in Sena tor Clark's United Verde copper mine at Jerome, theground drop ping over a wide surface to the 700 foot level. Cracking timbers gave the alarm and three hun dred miners fled tor their lives and escaped uninjured. For several days the ground has lieen settling and the timbers creaking. Tonight with a migh ty crash the earth caved, carry ing with it the new shaft, levels, drifts and stopes From fissures on the surface come clouds of sulphur smoke from that part of the mine which has been on fire for several years. The extent of the damage can not as yet be ascertained, but if it is bad as feared the great prop erty will be closed and the exis tence of Jerome will be doomed. The hoisting works, which are a mde away' have settled and the machinery cannot be worked. The smelting plant has also been phut down and all activity has ceased. The officials of the company are taking the most optimistic view of the situation and say that the damage is not irrepara ble and that the smelter will be working again within a month. Arizona Hining Company Presents Injured Em ployee With $60,000 It was a generous thing the Calumet & Arizona Mining com pany did a few weeks ago when it presented stock in thecompany to the value of 6,000 to a young man, (an employe of the company) who had the misfor tune to lose his evesight by an explosion of some dynamite caps which he was handling. It does not appear that the corporation jcar to another. Two hundred and sixty-nine boxes of silver valued at $249, 000 gold, passed through this port Sunday evening, enroute from Mexico to San Francisco,' from which city it will beexport ed to China. The silver occupied an intire Wels-Fargo express car and con siderable amount of time was oc cupied in the local Santa Fe yards in trnnsfcriing it from mu Always Make Your Wants Known. A subscriber of the Anderson Daily Mail wants to know the origin of the proverb, "It pays to advertise." The Mail an swers as follows: We have heard this story of its origin: Johnny Jones.' a mischievious boy about sixteen years, wrote on the blackboard in school one day, 'I am the best kisser in town. Johnny Jones.' The teacher, a pretty young lady, was very much incensed, and she kept Johnny in after school that afternoon as a punisnment. She kept him in for two or three hours and the n.'xt morning Johnny wrote on the I lack board. 'It pays to advertise.' And ever since then the proverb has been in constant use on the tongue of men." was in any sense blamable in the accident, and therefore its act ot generosity cannot lie icgariledas an attempt at "scpiarin things." Evidently the only impulse be hind the gift was one of sympa thy with the victim in an ex tremely sad case. Taking this incident in connection with an other, some months ago, in which the Copper Queen was in volved, wherein the company made goon the shortage of an employe, it would appear that all corporations at least so far as this neck of the woods is con cerned a e not soulless. The two inc dents go to prove that corporations can work to good ends as well as bad, a postulate generally disputed by the social istic agitators South western Mines and Minerals. China's Population. W. W. Kockhill. the rewly ap pointed American minister to China, and a well know eastern traveler and author.says that the present population of China, instead of being, as it usually given.nearly 450,0(10,000, is pro bably not much over 250,000, 000. The census of 1 741, which Mr. Rockhill considers more re liable than any other, shows 143,000,000. Considering the numerous devastating famines and wars of the succeeding 150 j ears, natural annual increase would be small. Far from being overpopulated, many portion's of China could support a greatly increased population." 'i l.e cxmv.s car o ntain nir the silver was attached to the north bound Mexican Central train last evening and the c.-irreturned Duty on Cattle The last of the Cananea Cattle company shipment of Sonora was made yesterday. This ship ment was the largest that ever was made from this vicinity there being over O.OOO head of Sonora stock shipped out to the north. As each herd was passed by the government officials the duty was paid by Frank Moson, the secretary of the company. The duty on the cattle amounted to over $20,000 ajid was paid in .'old coin and gold certificates, as-required by the custom laws. Miner. empty attached to bound train this I'aso Herald. the south morning. El School Apportionment Superintendent of Public In struction N. G. Layton has fin ished apportioning the amount of school tuxes the insurance companies doing business in the territory shall pay. He made the apportionment from reports sumitted to Territorial Secretary Nichols by the insurance com panies, the rate being 2 per cent of the amount of business each company transacted during the past year. The number of census children in and the amount due each countv follow: ,s. liil(lr)t Amount. i Apache 955 $. 716.25 Cochise 4,219 3,104.25 Coconino 773 579.75 Gila 980 735.00 Graham 4,377 3,282 75 Maricopa 5,022 3,766.50 Mohave 334 . 250 501 Navajo 1,019 764.75 I'ima 3,575 2,681.25 Pinal : 817 612 75 Santa Cruz.. 1,512 ' 1,134.00 Yavapai 2,593 1,944.75 Yuma 1,148 861.00 Mis Human Side. Somebody who pretends to know declares that while Ad miral Rojestvensky is regarded as a god by the seamen of the Baltic fleet, he nevertheless has his human side. Undoubtedly; and it would not be surprising if lie were disturbed by the reflec tion that the Japanese will find it. Providence Journal. Million Dollar Tunnel The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad has a wa filed the contracts for the construction of a tunnel through the Raton mountains iu New Mexico, which will place Pueblo on the main line. The cost of the tunnel will be a million dollars. The build ing of the tunnel was decided on i tir.tt'j.n lit. "1 A -m . f ft.. I V I Lllk LIIL Ifll lllrlLT 1 I I 1 I .-I ft -. . . - - j, r- --- ; vv by the disastrous floods w.hL-h occur yearly. ' ', a CHALCEDONY LODGE NO. 6, K. A. M. KOUKTH SATURDAY OF KACH MONTH. Regular I Meetinas L. E. DiVKLitiiss, w. M F. M. Zuck. Secy. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. Totals 27,327 $20,493.00 New York, May 23. Judge Holt to day signed the warrant that orders the removal of John A. Benson, the indicted Californa land owner, to Washington for trial. On Wednesday, the 17th, at Williams a negro by the name of Walker, by occupation a clothes cleaner, insulted a white woman and was taken by a mob, tied to a tree, given 224 lashes with a black snake and given a tie pass j Bari.mrk.-Crc.t. j. jn...i i overoron rlirht OUE OI IIUO. LUWII. vert on weather. GEORGE F. SAMPSON, IJHV81C1AN ami HUUGKON, W1NSI.OW, :-: ARIZONA. Calls from HollirooU nml vicinity ironiitl attended tu. DR. H. L. CHILSonT" DKNTI8T. IVriimneiitly Incaird lit Whmliiw, Office in Hcoth HiilMing. R. E. MORRISON, A 'I'l'OltN K t'-AT-l,A W, Presi-oft, Arizona. GEORGE H. CROSBY, JR. ATTORN EY-AT-LAW. DISTRICT ATTORNEYof APACHE COUSTY St. Johns, Arizona. Speciul attention tflvcn to practice in Apache and Navajo Counties.' a. f. McAllister, NOTARY PUBLIC, AND CONVEYANCER. HOT.RUOnK ARIZONA SHEEP BRANDS. .IOIIN NKI.SON . PonfoHice Heher, Arizona, (inline West Muck Canon. Firebrand K I on no IN and .pllt left forr, r.