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-1Y. NO. 7.
Troublo Anticipated In Sonorn.
Tucson', August 21. Advices from
Guaymas, Sonora, of tho 19th, says:
Tho Mexican transport steamer
Mexico is oxpected daily at Guay
mas with General Carbo and Ex-Governor
Torres, with an escort of five
hundred federal troops. The general
rumor throughout, tho stato is that
they come for tho purposo of over
throwing tho present government, of
which Governor Carlos Ortez is at
the head. It is well known that the
governor has of late been organiz
ing companies in all tho towns of the
State, and at Alamos he has eight
hundred national guards under arms,
with two Gatling guns. He has four
thousand stands of Remington guns,
with largo quantities of ammunition.
Gen. Carbo and Governor Ortez have
for a long time been abusing eaoh
other through tho papers of Mexioo,
and there is a terrible feeling exist
ing, whioh will ultimately end in a
duel or a general revolution in Son
ora. In caso of Carbo opening tho
ball, tho Maytorena faction, which
is large, will join him, while the
Pesquera faction will support Ortez.
Both being allied strongly with the
general government the outcome is
hard to predict. Colonel Garoia, the
hero of the late Indian fight, is under
arrest for murder. He had a deserter
shot a few days ago, and was arrest
ed by the civil authorities. There is
a feeling existing between the civil
authorities and military factions.
Owing to the largo force for the pur
pose of ousting Ortez the air is full
of rumors of revolution.
TrltleV Taffy.
Washington, August 21. Acting
Secretary Joslyn yesterday received
a report from Governor Tritle, ef
Arizona, in relation to the alleged
Indian raid in that portion of the
country. The hostiles aro quiot in
Ar'ona, with tho exception of raids
by several bands of Indians from
San Carlos agonoy, in one of whioh
five citizens wore killed, but tho per
petrators have escaped punishment.
A feeling of insecurity exists, how
ever, among persons living near the
reservation, and work has-been aban-
doned on some mining property near
Clifton through inability to get teams,
to them. One reason for stopping
works is that miners in one or two
places have been threatened by
bands of Indians. He does not an
ticipate troublo to any extent that
local authorities will not bo able to
Chlnninau Killed by a Woman.
Bakkrsfield, Cal., August 21.
A Mexican woman named Remejia
Polomino stabbed with a pair of scis
sors and killed a Chinaman named
Chuo Lung yesterday evening. Tho
woman was arrested. The Chinaman
has been in her employ as cook and
general servant and had" recently been
discharged for petty thieving, etc.,
but he claimed she owed him for his
services. An altei cation took place
betweon them which resulted in his
bein stabbed in tho abdomen.
The Coal Workers.
Wilkesbap.re, Pa., August 21.
Nottingham and Washington mines
at Plymouth, and Rollerback, this
city, fie in full oporation again. Tho
mules at tho Empire mine are being
lowered to the pits this morning, and
work will be commenced to-morrow.
Tho miners and laborers employed
by the Red Ash Company in No. 2
colliery refused to work this morning.
They have made no demands as yet,
and the cfmpany are ignorant as to
the cause of tho strike.
Marital Infelicity.
Chicago, August 21. A special
from Warren, 111., says James Bird, a
jealous cooper who had quarreled
with his wife, yesterday sought hoi
out at her sister's house, in Gratiot,
Wis., and after a few minutes t ilk
and telling her if they could not live
happily together they ought at least
be friends, he drew a revolver
and shot her twice, inflicting possibly
fatal injuries. Ho then shot himself
in tho abdomen. The physician sas
hu cannot live.
A'avnl ContructoiM.
Washington, August 21. The
Bureau of Construction and repairs
of tho Navy Department has awaul
ed the contracts for furnishing lum
ber and various other supplies for
tho navy yards to the following firms
on tho Pacific coast: S. G. Frank &
Co., Lake & Warren, H. S. Crocker
& Co., San Francisco, and A. Howell
and James McCudder, Vallejo, Cal.
font or n Ntrlkc.
PiTTSiiuna, August 21. The Pan
Ilandlo coal mineis' Stiike against
reduced wages ended to day. It has
bean tho longest ever known; it be
gan April 1st and the men have lost
$250,000 dollars in wagss. Tho em
ployees and railroad companies lost
Come to the hcrnteh.
New York, August 21. George
Rooke challenges Wilson or Sullivan
to fight for $.2,500 to $5,000 a side
within 500 miles of New Orleans in
October or November. lie ex
pi esses contempt for their pugilistio
1 ml or u mi ike.
Troy, August 21. The strike of
tho Cchoes operatives is virtually
over. When the mill gates were
opened tiiis morning the largest num
ber of strikers that have yet applied
for work flocked in.
Tito Dor.sey Correspondence.
Ciiicaoo, August 21. A Wash
ngton special says: It seems the
Liublication of the Dorsey letter is to
Jontinuo at intervals for some time
r nitma Tf id trurtTOii trt friATwla r(
1J (.UltlVl . w ...ls. I.. w ...w..v.w v
cJarfield that they fairly represent
,ho prcssuiu which was brought to
iear upon him from the Stalwart
ivision of the party. These also
eated in the main of the composi
on of tho Cabinet, and the attitudo
vhich it was urged should be as-
jumed toward Conkling. Later saries
torn the samo quarter in regard to
the New York contest after the nom
ination of Collector Robinson and
lesignation of Conkling.
A lreainil Crime.
Mount Pulaski, 111., August 21.
Chas. MoMahon, who lived five
miles east of this city, and who had
been missing for the past throe days,
was discovered yesterday with two
young men who had boen working
for him, all three blindfolded and
their throats out from ear to oar. No
cause for the crimo known.
Dcuth of a Prominent Callforiiinu.
San Francisco, August 21. B.
B. Reading, Land Commissioner of
the Central Pacific railroad, and
agent of the State University, died
to-day of apoplexy.
Xecro Conspiracy An Organization
to Murder White l'eople In Ala
bama. Mobile, August 22. In Choctaw
county, Ala., on the 15th instant, a
bundle of papers disclosing a well
organized plot among negroes to kill
the entire white population in that
county was found. On the 10th in
stant a meeting of citizens was called
to consider the Best moans of sup
pressing tho intended outbreak and
massacre. After discussion it was
agreed that tho ringleaders, Jack
Turner, F. D. Barney, Jesse Wilson
Petor Hill, Willis Lyman, Aaron
Sjott and Range West, to whom had
been assiguod the duties of leading
their respective squads to battle at
Mount Sterling, Desotoville and other
places, and killing all whites at eaoh
place, should be arrested and lodged
in jail. Their arrest was effected on
the 17th instant, without disturbance
or bloodshed. On the same day a
mass meeting of citizens of all classes
was called to decide the fate of the
prisoners. Tho plot has been in ex
istence since 1878, and the conspira
tors now number 400. They have
powder, shot and guns, and think
themselves sufficionly strong to ac
complish their hendish design. Sun
day night, the 17th o( September,
had been appointed for its consum
mation. The meeting brought to
gether about 500 men, among whom
were about 150 negroes, who, after
hearing the papers read, by an almost
unanimous vote, decided that Jack
Turner was a turbulent and danger
ous charactor, a regular firebrand in
tho community, and the public good
demanded his immediate death. He
was accordingly hanged at a quarter
past one o'clock the same afternoon,
in the presence of the assembled
multitude. The crowd then dis
persed. The other prisoners are still
in jail to await further developments.
Lome anil Ills Wire .
Washington, August 22. Infor
mation has been icceived here of a
contemplated trip through tho United
States by the Marquis of Lome and
Princess Louise and their suite. The
distinguished party do not intend to
isit this country, but will pass
through it en route to British Colum
bia. They will cross tho line at De
troit, going thouco to Chicago and
Omaha and via tho Union Pacific"
luilroad to San Francisco. Arrange
ments, are making to provide for the
transfer of their baggage and pergon
al offeots through the United States.
Yellow .lurk Mm ending.
Washington, August 22. Sur
gson General Hamilton to-day re
ceived a tologram from Brownsville,
Texas, dated August 2J,as follow:
Thirty-two new eases of fever and
three deaths.
Brownsville, Texub, Aug. 22.
Thiity-fivo now cases and two deaths,
one Mexican and Mrs. C. T. Smith.
This makes three out of a family of
four in two weeks.
Matamoras, August 22. Seven
teen deaths but fow new cabes.
Weather showery and sultry.
A Murderer -llust Die.
San Fkancisco, August 22. The
Supiemo Couit has affirmed the judg
ment of tho lower court in the case of
the peoplo against Smith, in which
defondant was sentenced to be hung
foi murdering his wife some two
years ago, in this city. The caso
was a particularly aggravated one,
the husband shooting his wife after
she had left him to escape his contin
uous brutality. Moses Smith has had
two trials, both times being convicted
of muuler in tho first degree.
Mipieme Lodge Knights or l'j theus.
Detroit, Midi., August 2. The
Supremo Lodge of tho Woild of
Knights ot Pytheas convened here
to-day. There is a grand iratheiing
of members ot the Order fiom all
parts ot the country. Up to mid
night 1,500 Knights had airived and
ns many more are expected. A grand
parade will tiko place this afternoon
and to-morrow a prize drill.
A ttteuuier bare.
Wilmington, Del , August 22.
The steamer Republic, for whoso
safety there has been so much anx
iety all night, i, anchoied oil Wil
mington Cieck with a tug alongside.
She broke the cross-head of her en
gino; hence the delay.
The Jtcnubllcnii Platform
Piiaj.vix, A. T., August 2!:'. Re
solved, That the Republican party of
Arizona declares its unqualified alle
giance to the national Republican
parcy, and endorses the Chicago plat
foim of 1880. Wo claim a common
heritage in tho grand history of the
pirty which saved tho American
Union from dismemberment, rehabili
tated a disorganized country, and has
since so managed the finances of the
nation that to-day the credit of the
United States is unparalleled.
Resolved, Wo charge that the
course of the Democratic paity has
demonstrated that in its .desire to
control money it will sacrifico the
best name of tho people, disregard
its pledges, and, as is fully illustrated
in its platform, will not put to the
best popular approval, by plain and
straightforward statements, its views
upon issuqs directly affeoting the
welfare of the Territary. We arraign
our present delegate in Congress for
his inactivity, Incompetency, and his
entiro failure to obtain the passage
of any measures for our benefit.
Resolved, That we hold to the old
principle of equal and exact justice
to all; and that railroads and other
corporations are subjected to the
people through the Legislature, and
are amenable to law. This Conven
tion favois any and all measures that
will tend to bring labor and capital,
organized or unorganized, into Ari
zona. Equality before tho law is the
fundamental principle of the Repub
lican party of the nation, and we
pledge tlii Republican party to
such a course of legislation as
will extend to corporation and Corpo
rate capital, in Arizona, the same
protection, and the same laws, ac
corded to individuals--no more and
no less requiring corporations, as
well as individuals, to perform their
just share of the labor and to pay
their just share of the taxation wo pay
to carry on the Government, making
tho same rules apply to corporations
as to individuals.
Resolved, That the Republican
party, in conformity with its record
and traditions, declares in favor of
fostering and maintaiuing free public
schools in every town and precinct
in the Territory.
Resolved, That in our opinion thero
is too much money appropriated an
nually for the suppoit of hostile In
dians, to permit of a speedy and just
settlement of this vexed question,
and we believe that a tribe of hos
tile savages should not bo kept in
our midst, fed and supported out of
the public treasury; and we earnest
ly recommend that tho safety and
protection of tho frontier settlers be
made tho first object of all legisla
tion affecting tho Indians. Wo are
in favor of the disarmmentof all In
dians of hostile tribes in this Terri
tory, as indispensable to the safety of
our people.
Resolved, That we welcome all
foreigners, Chinese only excepted,
who in good faith como and settle
among us, and we guarantee to them
tho same equal rights which are now
enjoyed by native born Americans,
and we further declare that we Hre
unalterably opposed to Chinese im
portation or immigration.
Resolvod, That just compensation
should be paid to all public servants
for their services, and that they be J
hold to a striot accountability; that
the present fee system, while perhaps
not being sullicient in some minor'
offices to induce competent persons
to accept such positions, in other
cases secures to county officers an
extiavagant and unreasonable amount
for their services. The fees 0f such
officers in 3uch cases should "bo re
duced, or the amount so received in
excess of reasonable compensation
for such service should be paid into
the treasuries of the several counties
where such conditions obtain.
Resolved, That we favor a re
organization of our Courts, by Con
gress, to tho end that litigation may
be lessened and made cheaper; that
the law's delays may not amount to a
denial of justice, and that no Judge
shall sit in an appellate court in judg
ment upon a case decided by him in
a lower court.
Resolved, That we recognie the
fact that gold, silver, and copper
mining is tho chief source of wealth
in this Territory, aud we therefore
demand the fullest protection for this
our greatest industry, and that all
legislation, Tenitorial and Federal,
upon this subject be so directed as
to discourage mining litigation, ren
der mining titles moro secure and
foster and encourage tho develop
ment of our mineral resources to the
fullest extent.
Resolved, That we declare our
solves in favor of a free and unlimit
ed volume of silver, upon the same
terms and under the samo regula
tions as is gold, and pledgo ourselves
that, if elected, our candidate for
delegate will excit himself to the end
that both gold and silvei will be
fully and equally recognized, accord
ing to their respective value, as the
money of the countiy.
The Garilrld fr'itnill.
Kaiamazoo, Mich , August 22.
Grandma Garfield, General Garfield's
oldest son, and a sister of Mrs. Lucre
tia Garfield, passed through hero this
morning. Mis. Garfiel I is on her
way to visit her son at Jamestown,
Michigan. Grandma bears tho jour
ney lemarkablv well.
A .Military 'ouit.
Pniiscorr, A. T., August 22.
Gaieral Oarr's court of inquiiy met
at tho department headquarters yes
terday, sitting with closed doois."
An Irish 511 uc.
Milwaukee, August 22. William
E. Fitzpatriek, claiming to be heir to
tho throne of Ireland, has been writ
ing Gladstone to urge on his royal
sister Victoria that she, renounce her
title to his country. He does not
appear to be a crank.
ICcpuhllcun Xomiuecs.
Phu:nix, August 22. The Repub
lican Territorial Convention to-day
nominated Judge DeForrest Porter
for Delegate to Congress and A. E.
Davis, of Mohave county, Superin
tendent of Public Instruction.
Lynch Law In Colorado.
Denver, August 22. Rymer, who
stabbed to death McGarvey, near
Fort Lyon, last Friday, was taken
from the jail at West Las Animas,
on the night of the 20th, and hanged
by a mob of forty or fifty masked
men, supposed to be soldiers from
the fort. Thus ends the second chap
ter of the killing of McGarvey and
the end is not yet, as Major Brayton,
commanding at tho fort, is exercising
all the d'ligence in his powor to fer
ret out those who composed the mob.
Murdered by Stage Itobberx.
Tucson, August 22. A Globe
special to-day says: Dr. Wall and
Andy Hall, Wells, Fargo & Co.'s
messenger, was killed Sunday morn
ing by stage rebbers, who got away
with 5,000, funds for Fisk, Wald
ridge & Co. Only two robbers were
seen. They had breastworks along
side of the road, and commenced fir
ing as soon as the express came in
range. Hall had eight bullet holes
in his body, all in front, and when
found was a mile from the trail, and
his pistol empty. He had followed
the robbers ten miles alone, fighting
them. Parties are on the trail of the
A Hatlroad Accident.
Easton, Pa., August 22. Conduc
tor Sheppard; Ed. Christine and a
boy wero killed by a collision on the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
road yesterday. Threo other per
sons were injured.
Finked a Itobbcr.
Sullivan, Ind., August 22. Last
evening Mis. Sarah O. Reed, of Me
rom, shot Maurice Ward, who was
stealing her money. Thirty-eight
shots were lodged in his bod', and
he will die.
Holler Kxpleslon.
Sullivan, Ind., August 22. The
boiler of A. B. Pikens & Co.'s saw
mill exploded to-day, demolishing
tho mill. Three men were badly
injured, piobably fatally.
A Jtape Fiend Hanged.
Galveston. Texas. Auc-ust 22.
News from San Antonio is that Chas.
Waid, negro, was hung at noon for
ravishing a German girl two years
Tealee, August 21. A farmer
named Leady was shot dead near
Killarncy last evening by a party of
The Old, Old Story.
Tucson, August 23. The Star's
Mexican advices from Hermosollo
say that J. S. Robinson, a conductor
on the Sonora railroad, was arrested
for murder on the lGthat Hermesillo.
The party, a Mexican named Marti
nez, making tho statement before the
jvdge for the warrant of arrest, said
that Robinson deliberately took a
Mexican, name unknown, and
dropped him on the track off a plat
form car and killed him. Dispatches
were sent, after his arrest, to Magda
lena in regard to the mattor, and
word came back that an investiga
tion had boen made, and that nothing
of the nature had occurred. Reports
up to a late hour state that Robin
sou is still in jail aud confined in a
dungeon. Accoiding to the law
cventy-two hours is given to the
judge to examine the prisouei, and
in case he is not examined in that
time he gets his liberty. The rail
road company are thoroughly dis
gusted at the occuirence of these
ohargos, and they have already put
the case in the hands of their lawyers
to sift to tho veiy bottom. The ai
rcst was very digraceful. Six mount
ed police, aimed with swords, and six
on foot surrounded him at the yard
at Hormosillo, while throwing a
switch, aud pulled him about in a dis
graceful manner. The excitement
amongst the American residents is
great, and they express themselves
bitteily ocr the manner in which
Robinson was arrested.
The CSIobe Kohherj,
Tucson, August 23. A special
from Globe says: The men Curtis B.
Hawley, Lafayette Grime and Cicero
Grime, who robbed W., F. Co.'s Ex
press and killed Andy Hall, the mes
senger, and Dr. W. F. Vale, on the
20th, within a few miles of Globe,
have bten apprehended, and will
certainly pay the penalty of their
terrible acts with their lives. La
fayette Grime has made a full con
fession, recounting every particular.
While Cicero Giime was not present
during the robbeiy or killing he was
iu the affair from its incipienoy, with
tho exception of the time referred to.
"It is is a question in tho present
excited state of our citizens whethui
or nut they will be allowed a prelimi
nary healing." The money, &5,000,
has not jot been locoveied. Hawley,
the tingleadcr, took charge of the
money. He is presumed to be an
old ollender and one of those engaged
in the Mountain Moadow inassacte,
is not likely to peach or make resti
tution until he is certain that daylight
is about to fade.
AUGUST 20, 1882.
Political Xoted.
Portland, August 23. There was
a meeting of tho Independent Re
publicans here yesterday, aud another
to-day, at which tho following nom
inations were made: Governor, War
len N. Vinton, of Grace. Congress
men: First district, James Stono;
Second district, Nelson Dingley;
Thiid district, Chas. North; Fourth
district, Daniel Stickney.
Macon, Ga., August 23. Judgo
Chas. T. Crisp was nominated at
Eastal for Congress, Second district.
Cui.ina, O., August 21. The Re
publicans of the Fourth district nom
inated Judge J. S. Conkling for Con
gress. Tho Lordsborough Prohibitionists,
Twejfth district, nominated Doneli
Hill for Congress.
Nkw Lexington, O., August 23.
The Republicans of tho Thirteenth
district nominated H. C. Durkee for
Nasiivillic, August 23. Andrew
J. Ualuwell was nominated for Con
gross in tho Sixth district by the
St. Joseph, Mo., August 23. The
Republicans of this distriot nomina
ted Captain J . H. Thomas for Con
gress. Resolutions deeming it the
duty of the next legislature to sub
mit a prohibition amendment to the
people wsre unanimously adopted.
Salem, 111., August 23. In the
Democialic Congressional conven
tion of the Fourth district to-day, C.
N. Sheley was nominated both for
vacated seat in Congress and for sue
cessorship in tho Forty-oighth Con
grass. Nkw Haven, August 23. The
Democratic State central committee
to-day decided to hold a convention
in Hartford, subject to the call of the
chaiiman, early in September.
Dover, Del, August 23. The
Democratic Stato Convention met
here to-day. Charles C. Stackley
was nominated for governor on the
hrst ballot. Charles a. Lane was
nominated for Congress by acclama
tion. Jackson, August 23. The Re
publicans of the Third Congressional
District to-day nominated E. S. Lacy.
The Democratic Stato Convention
chose G. G. Goodwin Chairman. It
is understood that the Greenbaekers
want the head of the ticket and many
delegates think this price of fusion
is too high and are disposed to nomi
nate a straight ticket. An effort at
fusion, however, will bo made.
Springfield, O., August 23. The
Democrats of tho Eighth District
nominated Gen. J. II. Young for
Fremont, O., August 23. The
Republicans of the Tenth District
nominated Hon. Chas. A. King for
Union 1'acille .Management.
OiiAriA, August 23. Since J. T.
Clark resigned tho general superin
tendency of the Union Pacific, it has
been decided to abolish the office of
general superintendent, and divide
the railroad into general divisions
and make the present division super
intendent general superintendent of
those enlarged divisions. These
changes go into effect September 1st.
S. G. Smith becomes general super
intendent of the Colorado division.
P. J. Nichols becomes general super
intendent of the Nebraska division,
including all diisions and branches
formerly embraced in the Union
division, between Omaha and Chey
enne. Robert Low becomes general
superintendent of the Wyoming di
vision, comprising all lines west of
I108N Talk.
Chicago, August 23. Messrs.
White and Doble, ot California,
owners of Mono Chief, a short time
since issued a challenge offering to
trot their stallion against Von Ar
man, owned by Commodore W. N.
Kittson, of St. Paul, for $2,500 a
side. Budd Doble announces that
the challenge has been accepted, and
the race will take place at Minneap
olis during the fair week in Septem
ber. Col. King adds $2,500, making
a total to the winner of $7,500. The
race promises to bo a sensatioualono,
on account of the noted character of
the horses concerned, and the promi
nence of their owners.
Itrutal .Negroos.
Hannibal, Mo., Augast 23. Two
negroes, Liberty Kennedy and Ed
ward Murphy, brutally assaulted a
white girl, six years old, named Dora
Kimball, in tho suburbs of the city.
They were caught in the act by D.
H. Courtney. Murphy was captured
by Courtney, and a gieat crowd of
excited citizens turned out to hunt
Kennedy. After a long chaso ho was
captured and lodged iu jail. Rela
tives of the outraged girl made inef
fectual atttempts to kill him. Both
prisoneis will have an examination
to-monow, when it is thought they
will bo lvnched.
Lj itch J. an -
Lvuamie, Wyg., August 23. Last
evening, at Rock Creek, a hunter
named Gibbon, shot and instantly
killed Robert Aiken, a clerk of C. E.
Clay's. The murderer was arrested
after 5 p. m., and between 9 and 10
o'clock the citizens took Gibbon out
and.hung him to a box car.
The Mnr-IIoute 'ucm.
Wamunoton, August 22. Latton
closed his argument in the st.u-routo
case to-day. He was followed by
McSweeuey, counsel for the defense.
Before the conclusion of McSwae
ney's argument Court adjourned.
A Costly I!laze.
Bkthalta, 111., August 23. A
flouring mill and elevator b-irned.
Lo3s, $130,000; insurance, $102,000.
John W. Kofiman, of St. Louis,
Ciew r'ieued Up.
London, August 21. 1 he steamer
Hope, which loft here in June last,
in search of the crew of the steamer
Eria, arrived at Petershead with the
entiro crew of that vessel. The Hope
picked them up in Malatskin straits,
Novo Zembla, on the 3d of August,
they havinglost their ship off Tranz
Joseph and journeyed in boats to tho
straits through ice.
'smoothly indicted lies.
CoNSTANTINOrLK, August 21.
Said Pasha, Minister of Foreign Af
fairs, sends to the Turkish represent
ative abroad a strongly worded deV
mat ot the report of the anti-Christian
disturbance in Syria. He at
tributes the reports of tho instance
of tho germs of disorder to malevo
lence on tho arrival of Grecian men-of-war
at Sarnia. He aays it is ex
actly what is calculated to provoke
uneasiness. Many inhabitants have
apprised tho Porte of apprehensions
caused by the arrival of two Cilian
war vessels.
dissolvable ally
Constantinople, August 21.
Said Pasha, on reconvening the con
ference, promised Oufherin he would
strongly urge the Sultan to accept
the conditions of the military conven
tion. The British declare indispen
stble tho proposal, ono of whioh is
that Turkey shall not undertake any
operations in Egypt without the as
sent of tho British Commander.
AKA11I at wokk
Alexandria, August 21. Arabi
Pasha is constructing extensive earth
works in tho direction of Abourkir.
joauuN, August xi. Admiral
Howitt telegraphs fiom Suez at four
o'clock this morning as follows: Yes
terday Captain Haskins, in command
of the seamen and marines of the
gunboats Sea Gull and Mosquito,
assisted by 200 Highlanders under
Major Kelsey, proceeded to Shalief
by way of Marihimscan, and found
G00 hundred of the enemy strongly
entienched behind a station. The
English forces landed and defeated
them, taking forty-five prisoners, a
small cannon and a quantity of am
munition and stores. Our loss was
two Highlanders drowned and two
seamen wounded. The enemy's loss
was about ono hundred killed and
Alexandria, August 21. The
canal authoiities have refused to send
pilots on board men-of-war. The
Biitish occupy Nelfick. Arabi aban
doned Ghemileh and withdrew to
Damietta. The transport Calabria,
from Alexandria with cavalry has ar
Port Said, August 21. Sunday
evening the .fleet and transports en
tered tho canal. Before their de
parture General Wolsley posted a
proclamation, written in the Arab
tongue, declaring that those who
respected the authority of the Khe
dive would not be molested, but
those who resisted would be. treated
as rebels. The British have evacu
ated the offices of the canal company,
and the traffie of the canal will be
only temporal ily suspended in order
to allow the British vessels to pass.
Constantinople, August 21. Tho
Porte refuses to permit tho exporta
tion from Turkey of mules for the
British seivice in Egypt.
Alexandria, August 21. Within
the last few days one of Arabi Pa
sha's officers visited Fort Meko and
proposed to surrender with a large
body of men. It is belieed to be a
le Lessens blck.
Alexandria, August 22. It is
rumored that De Lesseps is still ill.
'ijMteiiiatle llutjliiefm
London, August 22. Later re
ports show that the murder of farmer
Leahy, near Killarney, was more like
a military execution than a murder.
The leader of the party called on
No. 1 to fire; ho did so, and badly
wounded Leahy. The leader then
ordered No. 10 to fire. This shot
also took elfect; No. 14 was then
summoned to give ilic coup de grace.
Leahy remained alive half an hour
after being shot. Five young men,
sons of farmers, have boen arrested
on suspicion of complicity in the
from the lvni) or islam.
Con&tanhnoplk, August 23. It
is stated tho Sultan hesitates to ratify
tho military convention with Eng
land on account of anonymous threat
ening letters from Syria, Arabia and
EgJ'PV A Clnistian was, reported
assassinated at Bej'iout, and several
othcis, it is said, liavo been maltreat
ed at that place. The Druses of
Lebmoii attacked several Moravian
villages. The governor of Damascus
aked for stiong reinforcements.
Jlcrry and .HelWIle.
Si Petersiiukg. August 23.
Lieutenant Berry, who commanded
tho Rogers, and Engineer Melville, of
the Jeannette,will bo received bv the
Czar this afternoon. Thoy start for
homo to-morrow.
In our account of the findings o
tho Board of Supervisors, published
yesterday, the figure representing
the percentage allowed the Tax Col
lector made an imperfect print, ow
ing to having been broken in the
form. The Board allowed four per
cent. We understand there have
been assertions made that tho figure
4 was purposely broken, but unless
somebody sent a trained elephant into
the EprrAPii office to kick that par
ticular type, the thing was impos
sible. For reasons, also, the editor
of this paper staid up until 3 o'clock
in the morning so as to. read the
proof of that especial articlo, and it
wont into the form corroctly. Any
person, ever having been connected
with a printing office, knows how
easily a type may become broken.
This article has been written so that
the public may thoroughly absorb
the fact that four per cent is allowed
for collection of taxes in Coqhise
county. There is so little cause for
this explanation that we feel like a
fool in -making it. Tho proceedings
of the Board of .Supervisors appear
again n this number of the Epitaph.
Eastern papers used to harp upon
the alleged fact, that Tombstone was
not prosperous, because lawlessness
grew out of idleness. That men be
came desperate because they could
not get work. Now the same papers
declare that the present absence of
lawlessness, is proof positive that this
camp is fast going into a decline, ber
cause frontier prosperity invariably
breeds murder, thieving and immor
ality. The inconsistency of all this
is only equaled bjT its stupidity. Ai
to the welfare f Tombstone district,
one has only to consult the condition
of the mines, their bullion output, the
increased number of mills and produ
cing properties, to thoroughly realize
that the mineral resources of Jbis
cimp are comparatively untouched.
The attention of citizens is called
to the fact that any justice oLlhe ,
peace is entitled to register legal
voters. Tho office of the County
Recorder is open from nine o'clock,
a. m. until four p. m., but, owing
to tho fact of their being at
work, a great many miners
cannot find opportunities for calling
upon the Recorder within such hours.
For the convenience of those, the
offices of Judges Peol and Felter will
be open beforo and after customary
offico hours. Those gentlemen have
all the necessary legal blanks and
For the information of those in
terested, it is hereby stated that the
editor of the Epitaph is a resident
of the First Ward. He believed
otherwise, but accepts the dicta of
those who ought to be conversant
with the premises. Therefore, he has
tendered his resignation as Vice
President of the Second Ward Demo
cratic Club, and joined that of the
First Ward. It is entirely immate
rial as both clubs form" part of the
Democratic party, and the aforesaid
editor will vote the Democratic ticket
from one end to the other, whoever
may be nominated.
Judge Porter was a candidate
before the Republican convention
two years ago. Failing to get the
nomination he aided the Democratio
party out of spite. The late conven
tion, being afraid he would repeat
tho performance, tendered him the
taffy of its endorsement.
The f rocsedings of the Republi
can convention come to us late, and
if they had never come the people of
Arizona would have been just as
wise and better contented.
The fences of Republican candi
dates, are constantly washed away by
storms of unpopularity. They will
all go floating up Salt River early in
The attitude of the Republican
party of Arizona, on tho railroad
question, is as indistinct as the char
acters on old Egyptian pottery.
Clark Churchill is the great
Republican three-card political monte
sharp of Arizona. Ho is now man
ipulating his cards at Phoenix.
Politics in Tombstone seem to
bloom better in wot than in dry wea
ther. Mud is a prevailing material
in all political campaigns.
The Cochise county delegation as
serted its respectability in refusing
to endorse the nominee of the Re
publican Convention.
Candidates had bettor pay
their announcements. This is
last warning.

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