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TOMBSTONE WEEKLY EPITAPH.
V0L?-1V.
NO. 9.
TOMBSTONE. COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA, SEPTEMBER J), 1882.
JIVE DOLLARS A YEAR
TELEGRAPHIC.
GENERAL NEWS.
.11 ore Indian Atrocities.
Tucson, September '?.. Advices
fiom Nogoles (on the line), of the
first, savs: The Apaches are depre
dating fearfully in this locality, and
to the southeast. This week they
attacked Michilones ranch ana killed
a man, bis wife and father, took a lit
tle girl and beating her head against
tbejheuso left her for dead. She has
recovered sufficiently to recite the
fearful acts of cruelty on her mother
before the red devils killed her.
They took all the stock on the ranch.
A party of Mexicans followed and
overtook the Indians near Buena
"Vista, where they were attacked and
driven back. The Indians greatly
outnumbered them. On Tuesday
theVanoh Babo Saco was attacked
Viv tin. mft hand, killiup- one man
and wouuding notb-.'. On Wed
nesday Cutacj-a ranch was jumped.
Pedro Chilotea aud Altimar.no
were killed, and most all of the
stock driven off. The Apaches have
divided into two bands. Mexican
soldiers and citiens are passing- in
on them from all sides.
The California CoaientiOD.
Sacramento, Sept. 2. On con
vening tho convention alter recess,
Henry Edgerton wa3 placed in nom
ination as congressman at large by
Tiaoy of Sacramento. The nomina
tion was seconded by Wallace, of
Santa Clara, W. W. Morrow was
nominated for Congressman at large
by Elison, of Sonoma. The nomina
tion was seconded by Gen. Barnes.
Edgerton was called to tho plat
form and addressed the convention,
stating his position, etc. He heartily
endorsed the platform throughout.
He was followed by W. W. Mor
row, who addressed the convention,
endorsing earnestly every plank of
the platform, and pledging nis ear
nest support of the ticket.
On motion Barnes' nomination was
made unanimous.
Judije Blanchard, of El Dorado,
nominated George W. Gallagher, of
the same county. North, of Fresno,
seconded. Barker, of Kern, nomin
ated Clurloi E. Sherman, of the same
county. Adams, of San Luis Obispo,
seconded Sherman. The nominees
then endorsed tho platform.
Upon tho first ballot, Pedlar re
ceived 254, Sherman 174, and Gal
laher 20. Pedlar was therefore de
clared the nominee.
On motion, it was necided that the
candidates should only endorse the
platform without making a speech,
and it- astso-determined to1 allow
persons making nominations only
three minutes to do it in, no second
ers beicg allowed a hearing.
Nominations for States comptroller
having been declared in order, An
derson of Sacramento nominated the
present incumbent, Hon. D. M. Kend-
'field. Wilson of San Francisco,
nominated E. White, and Long of
Tuolumne nominated W. A. Davies.
The candidates indorsed tho plat
form. On the first ballot the vote
stood: Davies 197, Kendfield and
White 117.
During the progress of the second
ballot an effort was made to with
draw the name of Davies in favor of
Kendfield, and Wilson also wanted
to withdraw his name, but the chair
man ruled that it could not bo done.
The convention took the hint that
some kind of a sale was in progress
and sided with the chairman, and in
stead of permitting Davies to bo
withdrawn hominated him. He re
ceived 28G votes aud Kenfield 152.
Adjourned.
After the convention adjourned
the dcilegates gathered in front of the
Golden Eagle hotel, where the nomi
nees were surrounded. Esteo, Barnes,
Knight and others spoke.
TUKTUEE KOMINATIONS.
Sacbauzsto, Sept. 2 W. W.
Morrow and Henry .Edgerton were
nominated for Congrossmen-at-large
by acclamation. F. A. Pedler, of
Yolt , was nominated for Secretary of
State.
San Fkancisco, September 2.
The convention nominated E. F.
Davis for state comptroller. They
then adjourned until to-morrew. M.
M. Estee, nominee for Governor, was
serenaded last night.
San Francisco, Sept. 2. Tho
First Congressional District Conven
tion nominated Paul Neuman for
Congressman.
The First Railroad District this
morning nominated Charles Freed of
lolo for Hailroad Commissioner.
The Third District nominated 15. M.
Gibson of Alameda for Commis
sioner. John Weil was nominated for State
Treasurer on the first ballot.
The Convention nominated A. L.
Hart for Attorney General, William
Minto for Surveyor General, S D.
Waters for Superintendent of Public
Instruction, Frank Gross for Clerk of
the Supremo Court.
3-ore or Uultcuu.
Piui.ADM.rniA, Sept. 2. Dr. E. O.
Shakespeare f this rity, Dr. J. W.
Ornald of New York, and Dr, J. C.
McConuell of Washington, surgeons
engaged in examining Guiteau's
" brain, iret to-.lay and decided to
issue a icport showing the results
next week. The report will have no
referenco to Guiteau's sanity; it will
be a ceniprehcn.ive statement of the
' condition of the brain and nature of
the disease if anv.
Yellow Jack.
ljK0V3&vii.L.h, Sept. 2. Twtiity
five urw oases and foul deaths; all
Moxicans. The fever is tapidly
spreading at Point Isabel, two deaths
to-day and four jesicrday.
Matainoras has a few now cases
and tlnte deaths. A light north
wind is blowing and the Rio Grando
is overflowing its banks.
New Orleans, Sept. 2. Tho Pic
ayune's Pensacohi special says: No
additional cases of yellow fever re
ported since yesterday; two deaths.
The Louisvillo and Nashville roads
sell no tickets to Montgomery, Mo
bilo or any point in Louisiana..
Philadelphia, Sept. 2. Six cases
and two deaths from yellow fever in
quarantine on tho Danish bark Ma
coa. Bkownsvili.e, Sept. 2. One hun
dred and three new cases and fifteen
deaths; all Mexicans. Many Ameri
cans are dangerously sick. Dr. Mur
ray and force doing good service.
Tho fover is abating at Matamoras;
four deaths and no new cases, in
Fort Brown the weather is cloudy,
with light northwest winds.
Fire at Uunforil.
IlANroRi), Cala., Sept. 2. Han
ford had its Gro this morning at 3
o'clock. It destroyed totally six
buildings on Douty street, between
Sixth and Seventh streets. These
included W. R. Sokes' salo n and
contents. Loss, $20,000; insurance,
$12,000. Delta office, $700; insur
ance, $450. R. Mills' saloon, $15,
000; insurance, $900. Simon Jacobs
& Co., $1,000; insuiauce, $500. K.
Schwartz, $8,000; insurance, $4,000;
D. L. Healy, $1,000; insurance,
$1,000. J. M. Campbell's butcher
shop, $300; no insurance. J. J.
Courtney, $8,000; insurance, $4,G60.
Material in Chinese restaurant, $50;
no insuranoe. But for an abundant
supply of water the most of the busi
ness portion of the town would have
been destroyed.
Arthur Grounded.
Newport, September 2. Presi
dent Arthur remained on board tho
stoamer Despatch, which ran
aground, all night. Three tugs are
alongside. It is t1 ought she will be
pulled off at high water. Her bow
is very much elevated, tho copper
being in full view from the shore.
The President intended going east
this morning.
ltailroatl Accident
Toledo, Ohio, September 2. A
freight train on the Wabash, St.
Louis and Pacific railroad was
thrown from the track at Okolora,
Ohio, yesterday afternoon, by a mis
placed switch. The engine and
eighteen cars were wrecked, and the
engineer, John Conkline, and a
tramp severely injured.
Hunt Get n Cortlflcute.
Washington, Sept. 2. Acting
Secretary of Treasury Fiench has
rendered a decision that Chinese
merchants residing in tho United
States who go to China are required,
under tho laws, to obtain certificates
from their own government in order
to return to this country, just the
s&tne as Chinese merchants coming
here for the first time.
Kcpubllean Itlackmall.
Washington, Sopt. 2. The Post
publishes the assessment, circular
emanating from the Republican cam
paign committee of the Third Con
gressional district of Louisiana, call
ing for contributions of 5 per cent of
salaries of employes of the depart
ments in Vnhingtoii credited to
Louisiana.
OldTrcnimrh.
Washington, Sept. 2. A special
says that General Sherman denies
that he will retire before tho law re
quires, but ho will relinquish com
mand of the army if tho president
will so order, so as to give General
Sheridan a chance to make recom
mendations to Congress next Decem
ber. Crashed to Death.
Duiiuque, la., September 2. John
D. Wickizer and Charles Kline were
building a school house near here,
when the structure fell, crushing and
killing them.
The Dreaded Diaeas.
Hillsdalb, Mich., Soptember 2.
Richard Martin, o. Adams township,
died Thursday night of geuuineAsia
tic cholera. No other case inthe
vicinity.
Committed Mulclde.
Raleigh, N. 0., Sept. 2. Daniel
Sherwood, for seventeen years a route
agent on tho railway, having been
discovered pilfering reguiereu let
ters, suicided.
Im ltlttshtt
Washington, Sept. 2. An effort
being is made to romovo Collector
Hay nes because he fled from Browns
villo at tho appioaeh of yellow fever.
chnnsu in liiinuscHiKiit.
Quincy, 111?., September 2. Ic is
rumoied tint radical changes are
about to occur in the Il.u.ibal and
St. Joo management.
AlincHt too iod to lie True.
Dudliv, Sept. 2. Rioting broke
out on College street at 9:3J o'clock
this evening. The mob is very vio
lent, and troops have been sent to
the scenes, as no police or speeial
constables are in Dublin, and tho
mob have complete possession of the
city.
Ilu-da oru feather.
Coi.sican, Texas, Sept. 2. The
Greenbaok convention finally agreed
to support tho Independent ticket.
Tin, Divn.lfil Dixeahc.
Matamouas, Sept. 3. The epi
demic is slowly on tho decrease.
A Heio'M WI'Iom
Chicago, Sept. i. About $1,000
was raised for Mrs. John Brown. It
i-, believed it will swell to $1,500 in
this city.
Fi ench Cubic Dim u.
Plymouth, Sept. 4. The Tele
graph Construction Company's steam
er Scotia sailed from hero yesterday
to make renowed efforts to repnirtho
French cable.
The Fruit of Tyranny.
New York, Sept. 4. The Herald's
Dublin midnight special says it has
now. been ascot tamed that in the
charges made Saturday night and
Sunday seventy-sevon persons were
wounded by bayonet thrusts and
blows of batons. The streets arc
now clear and all quiet.
Flattering I'ronui'clr.
New York, Sept. 4.--Tlio Nickel
Plated Railroad management have
decided on an aggressive policy
against the North Shore and will ao
mand a good blure of the Bufialo and
Chicago traffic, and if not granted, a
war will be waged. Indications are
lively for a fight and a biaak in the
passenger and height rates.
Ohio llowdj lnui.
Cincinnati, Sept. 4. Mount Ver
noil End has been threatened with a
mob, growing out of an effort to
close the saloons on Sunday and at
eleven o'clock nights. About ono
o'clock yesterday morning the resi
dence of John Paul, city marshal,
was fired by a mob and burned to the
ground, and the deputy city marshal
terribly beaten by a gang of roughs.
The telegraph and telephone offices
were guarded to prevent communica
tion with neighboring towns.
A Xotel Suicide.
San Francisco, Sept. 4. The
mangled remains of a German named
Honry Klompf, aged 51 years, were
found yesterday near Golden Gate
park, lying in a thick clump of brush.
The body was mangled in a most
horrible manner, pieces of flesh being
scattered for some yards around
There was every indication that it
was a most deliberate case of suicide,
and that deaih had been caused by a
number of giant powder cartridges.
The explosives had been carefully
placed by Klompf about his person
and ignited by means of fuse. Two
bottles of poison woro found near the
body, one of which was partly empty.
A His Knterprlne
Omaha, Sopt. 3. Major Frank
McLaughlin, who is Edison's business
agent, passed through Omaha to-day,
en route to Oroville, Cal., as advance
agent of a big company of capital
ists, European and American, who
propose to tako water from the Big
Bend Tunnel and Mining Co. to irri
gate a largo territory of land, and
they intend to build thirteen and a
half miles of expensive ilume3. The
capital is all taised to put into the
enterprise as soon as these patties
with their enginceispersoi.ally inves
tigate the plan and become con
vinced of its feasibility.
Ohio l'olltlc..
Chicago, Sept. 4. A special from
Columbus says: A row of mammoth
proportions was developed in the
Democratic Stale Committee which
bids fair to change the entire plan of
conducting tho campaign. It has
beii the custom to hold meetings
every Thursday, but the onlv mem
ber who reported at the last meeting
was Mr. Hill of Lima. Tho original
plan of campaign in the organization
of the committee was divided in the
State for work, aud to allow each
member control of the funds to con
duct his section of tho Scute. Last
week the committee got possession
of the sum of $20,000, and the chair
man thereupon appropriated the same
for general purposes and the use of
the committee at headquarters. The
other members becamo dissatisfied,
and refused to have anything further
to do with tho campaign. The liquor
men are active in this division, and
aro endeavoring to foim a faction
that will favor their interest, and no
expense will be spared by them to
gain this mid.
Another Victory for ihe Democrat
Luti.ii Iiock, Sept. 5. The elec
tion passed of! quitly in all portions
of the State heaul from. The Demo
cratic State ticket is evidently elect
ed by about the usual majority. In
dications point to a slight increase in
the Republican and Greenback mem
bership ol the Legislature. The pro
hibition figuied prominently in a
number of counties on the Legisla
tive and judicial tickets.
Great liUbor Demonstration,
New York Sept- 5 The great la
bor demonstration to-day was suc
cessful. Fully 150 orgauitations
were represented and 20,000 men
were in line. Tho procession com
posed three divisions and tho lino of
m.iich was up Broadway to Union
Square, wheie it was reviewed by
John Swinton, Rev. Dr. McGinn,
Dr. A. l)oi an, Louis F. Post and
othess.
Prohibition Nurcadin,;.
Chicago, Sept. 5 The Democratic
county convention to-day selected
delegates to the state convention
next Thursday and unanimously
adopted resolutions opposing sump
tuary and prohibitory legislation and
instructing their delegates to abide
bv this resolution.
A TiunUl" In Ntorkv
San Francisco, Sept. 5. The
stock maikct broke fearfully this
morning, and everbody is trying to
sell. The panic was complete after
tho first call. There was a reaction
in the case of Potosi.Norcross, Curry
and Best and Belcher, butthn rest of
list was practically unchanged. At
tho 11 o'clock session business was
fair, and the middle stockf were
steady, but nt the afternoon board
the market dropped off again.
Washington Jtotx,
Washington, Sept. 5. Colonel
Iugcisoll began his argument for
Dorsey this morning, saying he op
posed official corruption a much as
any man and thst one untiuo to his
official oath ought to be punished,
and there was no excuse for dishon
esty in a public man.
The signal office roports that ap
pearances denote cyclones whose
course cannot yet be defined.
A liars Munw-V.
Chicago, SeptomSerS. The prob
able foundation of the story about
the collision at Charleroix, Mich., is
the fact that the steam barge Anoxia
Wat. sunk in Waiska bay Thursday
nsl during a heavy gale. The crew
wie saved and the hull may be
savul.
A Sensitive Candldnte.
Oi.net, Ills., September 5. Judge
E. B. Green, who declined the Re
publican Congressional nomination
in the Sixteenth District, under a
misapprehension as to the unanimity
of tho nomination, now consents to
run.
After Many Years.
Jamestown, September 5. Lynch
alias McCarty, who seven years ago
murdered Angus McNeal, of Ply
mouth, Indiana, has been delivered to
the Sheriff.
Mov. Ktncaid Withdrawn.
San Francisco, Sept. 5. A Reno
dispatch says: Governor Kincaid has
withdrawn from the contest for Gov
ernor. Tho Gazette claims this as a
victory of the people against the
machine.
Yellow Fever.
Pensvcoi.a, Fla., Sept. o. One
more case of yellow fever reported
and two deaths. Total cases to date,
20; deaths, 8. At a meeting of the
board of health to day it was decided
to submit at once a requisition for
aid to the national board of health.
A (smart Vounc Man.
Montreal, September 5. The de
falcations of Huntar, the absconding
notary, amount to ever $220,000.
FOREIGN.
-lore Hiirkshot.
Dublin, Sept. 3. Five hundred
special constables were swoin in to
day. To-night tho mob became very
violeut, and was charged on by
the troops. Several persons were
wounded. Government office, are
in charge of the troops.
Jtough on the Mheep.
Sr. Peteksbuiw, Sept. 4. The
English agents have arrived at Odes
sa to purchase 28,000 head of sheep
and cattlo for tho troops in Egypt.
Two hundred out of one thousand
head died en route last week from
heat.
Herved them Right.
Loudon, Sept. 4. Among those
attacked by tho mob last night were
Mr. Moffatt of the emergency com
mittee, Dr. Goddard of the property
defense association, and Col. King
Harmon. The mob wrecked the
premises alongside of tho runners'
office, belonging to the national
bank, on Suffolk itreot.
Railroad Accident.
Paris, Snptembei 3. A telegram
fiom Melhouso states that 100 per
sons were killed and 300 injured in a
railroad accident near Huggotton.
later.
Paris, September 5. The train
wrecked near Hugotton was an ex
cursion train, and inado up of 24 cars
and 19 coaches. They were smashed
to pieces and thrown down an em
bankment into a swamp. Their
weight caused them to sink.
Officers Muhinlt.
Port Sid, Sept. Some rebel offi
ce! s from Solihigch arrived at Istna
lia to render submission. Over 50,
000 Arabs aro fortifying, their bag
gage and military stores from Fort
Gheinlich.
Wilt IlHIIK.
Alexanduia, September 5. The
ruuidcrer of tho Englishmen, Rich
ardson and Dobsou, has been sen
tenced to be hanged on Thursday.
CAUSE FOR TROUBLE.
Port Said, September 5. Largo
numbers of Beduouis have again been
seen on the banks of the canal be
tween Port Said and Ismailia.
eu. Wolewlej in High Spirits.
Ismalia, Sopt. 5 A number of
engines are now en routo from Suez
and Port Said, bringing up the total
to nine, which will be sufficient for
transportation purposes. The En
glish horses are holding out well.
The worst of the hot weather seems
to be over It is stated that Gen.
Wol'sly is in high spirits and confi
dent of success. It will be consider
ed almost miraculous if Arabi Pasha
succeeds in holding Tel El Kahir.
Arabi Reinforced.
Aiexandru, Sipt. 5. There has
been considerable movement in the
enemy's camp, apparently occasioned
by the arrival of reinforcement.
ABOI.IGINAL DEVILTRY.
Northern Honora in n State or Terror
Murder, Rapine and Itobbcrj
More than Thirty Killed vtlthiu
T o eckH Ubiquitous Ited Devils
Liable to be nu. here.
Reports fiom ttic northern fionticr of
our sister commonwealth are of the most
harrowing and alainiiug character. The
entire population is demoralized, many of
the braTcst and best have been killed, fields
laid waste and homes desolated. Theie is
hardly a doubt but that tho savages hive a
skirmish line thrown out from San Carlos
to the borders ot New Mexico, and well
into the State of Clnliualiui, and along
the frontier, west to the Santa Cruz river.
San Carlos of course is Hie nureary fiuui
which the army U icinfoictd, and the de
pot from which amunition and arms is
procured. Although the hostilcs arc most
ly operating on the soil of Sonora, the dis-
cardud cartridge shells can be found in
abundance in their trail, andarc distinctly
marked (J. S. This it suggestive, aud ful
ly proves that the arsenals of the United
States are furnishing the material with
which tko byes of civilized people are
taken. The death of Tom Johnson is still
in the minds of our rcadets, aud only two
dajs ago we ehionicled the brutal killing
of four Americans nrai Cananea. Since
then the ted fiends have kept up their lick
aud scucely a day passes, that victims of
their untamed hate arc not made to bite
the dust.
Informaliou received in this city
Monday i3 of a more sanguine
character than any for tome time. We
are in possession of the facts of a slaughter,
about thirty.five miles south of Calabasas,
on Thursday last, when an entire family of
three generations, consisting ot nine mem
bers in all, were ushered to the presence of
their creator in a tew minutes. The name
of the family was Castillo, and comprised
the old grandfather and grandmother,
nearly eighty years old, their son and his
wife and five chlldreu, of all sizes. The
fiends surrounded the house while they
were at dinner, stole noiselessly to tho
doors and ruthlessly slaughtered them all
whilo tuey weie yet sitting around the
table partaking of their frugal meal. None
were spared, old and joung alike met the
same fate. A cousiu of the family, who
had always lived with them, ivas tem
porarily absent is the fields, and nasie
turning to dinner when he beheld the
Apache holiday. Being unarmed and
powerless, he secieted himself and beheld
the sickeuing sight. Uur informant, It. C.
Winters, who reached the city jestcrdaj
from Santa Cruz, a village in Sonora,
about sixteen mile;, fiom the line, states
that he heard the survivor lecito the bar
rowing tale. Tho red fiends were armed
with repeating rifles, and four of then did
the execution, not ceasing in their bloody
work while a spark ol life remained in any
of their victims. When the hellish deed
was performed, the fiends raised a shout
and cheered themselves. The bodies were
pulled out, scalped and mangled, with
many symptoms ot glee and lejoicing.
The house v. as. then ransacked and every
portable article confiscated. The corral
was then visited, and two horses and a
yearling calf captmed. The latter was
killed and a part oi its llcsli packed on
horseback. Then another yell was in
dulged in, the house and corral fired, and
the fiends departed. They numbeicd six
teen, and continued their way southwaid,
in tho direction of the Magdalcna river
As soon as they were well out of sight, the
terrified kinsman crept from his place ot
concealment, and went to the desolate
home. The house being of ndobes, vv ith a
mud roof, he found no difficulty in ex
tinguishing the flames, bat the corral
and sheds were burned to the
ground. lie immediately took his de
parture on foot to the nearest settlement
Santa Cruz, some miles ditlant. Here,
when he recited hisdiretul story the great
est excitement pic vailed. Neatly all the
cilizena of the adjoining settlements had
collected, and all the arms that could be
procuied were immediately put into the
hands of volunteers who suited southward
to warn the settlers. They had left the
town nearly half a day before Mr. Winters
started for this place. '1 lie greatest anxie
ty prevailed as there are (.overal isolated
ranches south ol the scene cf their former
slaughter. There is not ahorse tunning
in tne Santa Cruz valley, as the Apaches
had carefully run nil nil th it could be
seen.
Fiom all accounts the hostilcs aic di
vided into bands numbering from five to
twenty, and are exhibiting; moie audacity
than formerly. They openly make their
raids in the day time, and apparently
never rest as they pursue their vvirrft of
blood both day and night.
Further, authentic information ic
ccived Monday, states that six Mexicans
were killed on Saturday, between the Cana
nea and Iluachuca mountain, 'there
weieeightot themiiding over the praine
looking foi some stock, a hen the Apaches
who were ambushed, opened file on them.
Six were almost instantly killed, and the
two others narrowly escaped with their
lives, one of them bringing along a bullet
in his arm. It behooves people who in
tend going below to act with caution
Tliera is hurdly a doubt but that the
whole northern part of Sonora is oveiruu
Willi hostilcs, and that thcii number is
daily augmented with Su Carlos renc
gides. About midnight on Satuiday last
a baud of the blood thirsty devils attack
ed the Janiverlcht rancb, neir the head
watcis of the Sonoia river. Theie were in
the house at the time A. F. Woodward,
J. K. Foley, Bill Murray, A. O. Curry, Bob
Bush and the two Hohsladt hos. They
were all in bed asleep wIicb tne ciasii of
bullets came against the doer and w indow s.
They rushed to their arms without delay
and the night being might moonlight
the crouching savages could be seen sur.
rounding the house about fitly yards
distant. The fire was immediately re-
tuined nnd a lively fuslladc kept up un
til di light, when the savages sneaked
off. So far as could be asccrUi.ed no
casualties took place, though the adobe
walls of the house arc pretty well marked
with bullets, and the surrounding trees
ditto.
Tho city was thio-n into a fever
of excitement Monday morning
n consequence of a report that
several men were killed between
here and Bisbcc, anionic others Ben Wil
liams, the well known and popular super
intendent of the Copper Queen. It was
slid that the report arrived via Charleston,
aud that u courier brought the news from
the scene of the outrage to that point. As
may be expected undersuch circumstances,
It caused intense excitement, especially as
it was known that Mr. Williams left this
place for his home on Sunday evening.
Later in the day, however, Col. Moore, II.
B. Maxson, Tom Daniels and Arthur
Laing arrived, and reported seeing Mr.
Williams in Bisbee before they took their
departure; alio that there were no Indian
visible between here and the capper camp,
ill. Maxson went astray when going over
to Bisbee, and had to make a night of it
on the foot hills. He says he saw a num
ber of fires toward the south end of the
Mule Mountains, and came to the conclu
sion the) were made by some or the depre
ciating fiends, as they were makiig their
way to Sonoia.
. .
Openlns of the I'ubllc Schools.
The long vacation is ovor, and teachers
and children again assemble daily in the
adobe buildings on the lower end of Fourth
street. Promptly at school hour Monday
morning, more than two hundred children
directed their steps to tho school house.
They seemed refreshed by their long rest,
and were healthy and ruddy in appear
ance, tastefully and neatly dressed, and
scrupulously clean. The children of our
public schools arc undoubtedly attrac
tive in appearance, and betray a look of
general intelligence that cannot be excelled
in any like institution on the coast. As is
generally known, there are four school
rooms, one of which is presided over by
Prof. Sherman, the principal. This room
is devoted to those most advanced in study,
numbering thiitj -two when the EriTArn
man dropped in Mcnday. The depart
ment next in grade is presided over by
Mrs. Stanton, and contained fifty.two pu
pils at the opening. The next two rooms
are some a hat separated from the others,
being in a separate building about twenty
five yards distant. These two latter rooms
are presided over lespectively by Mrs.
Gaston and Miss Santee, the former having
fifty-seven children under her charge, and
the latter sixty. Thus it will be seen that
at the opening there were 201 in attend
ance, which is a very flattering gathering.
Among these arc several new pupils who
had not attended at the former session,
Others sent word that ttcy would com.
mence in a few days.
Piof Scrman in the higher, department
w ill continue the Latin and Algehra classes
started at the former term a4 in addition
w ill commence a class on book keeping and
phjsiology. He encourages the children
by gentle means, latherthsn coercion and
has such things as the young hearts would
naturally be attracted to. For instance,
the children file iu and out ot the school
at the tap of a drum, and the older bovs
have orgaaied a band which they will bo
permitted to practice cveiy Friday. The
trustees visited the school Monday and
e.prcssed themselves as much pleased
with the attendance and morale of tho
children. Prizes were also offered for
good conduct and assiduous study. We
understand that gratuitious instruction
in vocal music, will also be given the
children twice a week. The rooms are
well ventilated and always kept scrupu
lously neat and clean. The rules of order
are perfect, and in general, the schools are
a credit to the city.
A SiisseHllon to the City Council.
The hoinble state of our streets is ap
p ircnl to eveiy person, aud that an effort
should be made by the City Council to
have theui properly sprinkled ie also a
naked fact. Under the present sj stein the
dust is never properly alltyed and it be
hooves the gentlemen who composs the
Council to make an effort is that direc
tion. Wo understand that the Iluachuca
Water Company are willing to sprinklcthe
streets at a moderate rale, and do it
thoroughly. If our understanding is cor
rect, the city agreed with the compay, that
the laltei should furnish wilcr for all pub
lie pui posts upon tho pavment of a stipu
lated sum, to be decided by an arbitrator
If the two contracting parties could not
come to terms. We understand the com
pany are willing to water every public
thoroughfare in the city thoroughly with
hose, or water cart where the hose cannot
reach, as the Iluachuca Company furn
ish the city w ith water for fire purposes,
without cost, it Is nothing more
than a square deal to say
the least, to give the company the benefit
ot whatever patronage the city has to
bestow. The city has the benefit of the
finest water works in the United States,
and if it had to pay $ 10,000 aycar for their
use H would be nothing more than a very
mederate sum. The city of Council Bluffs
pajs a wrier company $23,000 pei year for
the use of water for firo purposes, and the
svstcmof water works is very much ia
feiior to ours. It would be vastly more
pleasing to a large majority of the people
of this city if the Council would pay a
handsome sum for haying the streets
suiinkled thoroughly than to give a small
sum and not have it done at all, as now.
Knliroad nt CalabasaH
Special to the EpiT-ru.
Contlntiox, Sept. 5 The laying of
track on the N. N. and A. A. It. was com.
pletcd to Calabasas at noon to-day. The
Calabasans are very jubilant and are cele
brating the advent ot this additional impe
tus to civilization. Regular trains will be J
running to Calabasas in a few days.
THE SOXOItA KEVOLUITOX.
An Outbreak Expected Daily Iany
l'oople Fleeing From tho Male.
When the news of impending civil dis
order was first received from Sonora, many
people pooh poohed it, but later develop
ments confirm the fact that astrugglc is on
the tapis. An intelligent and observing
Gentlemen, whose name, for jarious rea
sons, we are requested not to use, arrived
in this city Tuesday and beiBg taken In
hand by an EriTArn man, spoke freely on
the impendiog crisis. Our informant it
not a man that could be easily led away
by mere cnthusicsm or insidious agitation,
and he is firmly of the belief that Sonora
is on the eve of the most vicious civil
strife ever w itnessed in that comiaonw ealth.
The feelings engendered are almost cer
tain to end in bloodshed, and more than
probable in the fall of Carlos Ortiz.
The dispute between Torres and Ortez is
of recent origin, and may be attributed to
the lattcr's animosity to the investment f
American capital. This last assertion may
be somewhat qualified, as every induce
ment is offered for the investment ot for
eign capital, though studied persecutions
are oi daily occurrence to prevent the en
joyment of the usufruct. Under the aus
pices of Torres, American capital, in asy
considerable quantity, first began to seek
Sonora. He promised complete and ade
quate protection tooyroad builders, mlno
workers, stock raisem, agriculturists, and,
in fact, to any species of industry that may
come forward with an offer to develop the
aurmani resources oi his State, ill
was true to his word. During
his administration Sonora progressed more
rapidly than she ever before dreamed of,
and under the fostering care of the Chief
Magistrate the railroad was started from
Uuaymas and crept along steadily until it
has now nearly reached the American
frontier. When Ortiz entered tho execu
tive office he made specious promises that
he would continue the work carved out by
his predecessor. Yet, ere his scat was
warm, he commenced a series of petty per.
secutions that became almost impossible
for Americans to submit to. The Gover
nor took it into his head to issue passes on
the railroad, and scarcely a train passed
between Hermosillo and Guaymas tor six
months that a dozen or more deadheads
were not borne along oa ao executive per
mit. Nor wa this the worst. Thepassen
gers riding on the Governor's passes took
it on themselves to so stop the trains when
ever they felt disposed to talk to their
friends on the road. This thing became a
nuisance. The Dons would invariably
sit by the window, and if perchance they
shonid see an acquaintance ahead on the
roadside the conductor would be immedi
ately signalled to stop the train. The Don
would then gracefully and without undig
nified hasto alight and exchange greetings
with his friend, discuss politics and the
state of the country for some time, mutu
ally admire the railroad, and then, with.
many a bow and adios, the traveler weuld
rgain enter the coach and inform the con
ductor that he could proceed. This thing
was almost of daily occurrence, and be
came such an enormous nuisance that the
management gave orders to the con
ductors not to stop between sta
tions. A few days after, a mem
ber of the city government of Hermosi.lo
had occasion to go to Guaymas; and as
was customary, rode on the Governor's
permit. About thirty miles from Her
mosillo he gave orJers to tho conductor to
stop the train, in order that he may visit
Ihc house of a friend within a hundred
yards of the track. The conductor refused
and the official became almost wild with
rage, and threatened all sorts of things,
among others that he would lodge the train
man in jail when they reached Guavmas.
True to his word, the unfortunate conduc
tor was arrested and fiued fifty dollars at
Guayma. Then began the general kick.
Tho railroad appealed to the General
Government and demanded protection.
Ortiz kept ou persecuting the company,
and insisted on his right to issue passes.
Torres then took a hand and denounced
the Governor in unmeasured terms. About
this lime General Carbo, then commandinc
the troops at Hermosillo, got into a scrape
and Ortiz st irted to prosecute him. This
led to a union between Carbo and Toi res,
lliat, as subsequent events proved, was
used effectually to crush the Governor.
The ex-Governor and the General started
for the seat of the Federal Government,
where both had much influence, and suc
ceeded In persuading the administration
that the retirement of Ortiz was necessary
to maintain peace iu the State. Under
such a state of affairs, the Government
promised to aid the revolutionists
and there is not a doubt remaining but
that Torres and Carbo will be at the head
of a revolutionary army in Sonora ere
many days. The struggle will be no pic
nic either, as Ortez had been advised of
the intention of the federal government,
and has been making active preparations
for a fight-for some time back. He issued
a proclamation about two weeks ago, call
ing upon all the able-bodied men in the
State to enroll themselves in the national
guard and resist the aggressions of the re
volutionists. Since then he has threatened
to levy a foiciblo draft to recruit the
militia force, unless the able-bodied citi
zens come forward voluntary and join the
ranks. Under this threat nearly all the
young men ia the northern part of the
btatc arc flooding into Arizona. Not loss
than a hundred Mexicans have arrived at
Bisbee from the Sonora valley towns wiih
in two wteks, all intent" on evadinjfthe
draft, though from the preparations being
made, it is evident that they won't be idle
while the contest is going on. A great
number have come to this city, provided
themselves with arms and ammunition
and returned quietly to their homes. In
conversation, some of them expressed the
intention of cair, ing on a guerilla waif-re
on their own hook when the trouble ex
plodes, and it is more than probable, that
the people in- the northern portion of the
State will keep neutral and prey on both.
There has been more arms sold in this city
dunng the past few days, than at any
period in the history of the camp. P. W.
Smith & Co.'s stoie was almost completely
cleaned out of guns last Monday, and the
othei shops are also doing a thriving busi.
ncs. Our informant is of opinion that
the railroad is backing Torres and Carbo
and that the influence of that corporation
had much to do with determining the Fed.
eral Government to take a hand. The ar
rival of Torres is daily expected, and it is
known that he has an escort of 000 Federal
soldiers. General Uc.es is cimpcd with
his entire command about 100 miles cast
of Hermosillo, aud, notwithstanding the
Apache atrocities on the frontier, he has
not moved to punish them. This is signi
ficant, when it is remembered that he took
his command oil the trail, and marched
within easy di.tancc of Hermoello after
having a consultation with as aid de-camp
fresh lioin General Uaibo. Ortiz is certain
that he can maintain his position by force
of arms until the expiration of his term,
while the Fedcialtioops and revolutionists
assert that they can drive him out of the
State in less than a month. In any event,
a sanguinary time may be expected that
bodea no good to the foreign capital in
vested in tho State.
A nice body of ore was aiscovercd al
most on tho surface of the ground en the
Grand Central a few days ago by some
men who were excavating for a water
pipe.

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