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Dollarn and Cento.
Wlut will thl country be noted for heice?
Dollars and cent). Dolltra and cents.
What arc men suItIiij for hot and Intense?
Dellara and cents. Dollars and cents.
What uakes our politics rank with offense?
Dollar and cents. Dollars and cents.
What makes Mr. Gould, thoujh a small man, Ira-
Dollars and cents. Dollars sad cents.
What makes oar cashiers Jump o'er tho back
Dollars and cents. Dollars and cent.
What cause crime on the slightest prstense?
Dollars and cents. Dollars and cents.
Why is It stern justice so often relents?
Dollars and ccn'.s. Dollars and cents.
What more than all shadows tells coming
Dollars and ceits. Dollars and cots.
What makes 70a polite to a man of no sense?
Dollars and cents. Dollars and cents.
Why don't editors1 vacations ever commence ?
No dollars, no cents. Not even cents.
Brooklyn Union
TI10 .or Htory of Cock Itobin.
Wno fought the parly?
' said John O., "My purse was full so I played
old saany."
Who made him light?
' said J. Crow, ",'or I am shrewd and always
obcJely right."
Who Tcxed the ,-boss?"
'sail the neneral, "his bllo I did rile to his
yery great loss."
Who 'lectcd Wad?
"I," said tuc Republican, "for caa't you tumble,
Neagle was my paid."
Where Is Tat?
"I I I'm left; anyd dfool sonld sealhat
The Vlalnn Flro.
At about 10 o'clocklastnighttlie whistle
at the Vizina hoisting works gavo the
alarm of fire. In a few minutes the fire
department were on tho ground with their
ho3e carriage, and tho hose stretched from
the hydrant on the corner of Allen and
Fourth to the scene of the conflagration.
At this time, some ten minutes after the
alarm was given, the flames were shooting
from the blacksmith shop,and threatened to
soon envelope and destroy the entire hoist
ing worki. But -when tho powerful stream
from tho Iluachuca water works was
turned on, they were extinguished in a
minute. When the alarm was given, the
men were raised irom tuc lower levels as
rapidly as possible, and hail the worst
happened no on would have been left
under ground to suffer the consequence.
The origin of the fire was the blacksmith
shop, a wing on tho western part of the
main building, In the coal bin where some
800 bushels ef charcoal was stored. Ex
actly how it started no one appears to
know, but It is generally believed to be a
case of spontaneous combustion. The en
tire loss will amount to about $330, which
is fully Insured.
The race track Is being put in
fine con-
dition for the races.
The ladles of Qlobo are about to organ
ize a hospital corps.
Over 100,000 pounds of ice wi'l be put
up at Frescott this winter.
Phenix complains of youthful vagrants.
They are not tarred as to age in tills
, plaec.
The Gazette, (Phenix) says: "The hemp
remedy, so efficacious in Idaho and Hon
tana, if applied here, mighthavc the effect
of putting a stop to the numerous cases of
horse stealing.
The Courier says: "The Copper Jloun
tain mine, Lower Agua Frin district, has
met the expectations of its owners and de
elopers. It is said to be a grand mine;
large and rich.
The Silver King Mining cqmpauy h&vo
declared their usual monthly dividend of
twenty-five cents per share, aggregang
$25,000. Total amount of dividends to
date, $1,100,000.
The Prescott Miner says: "All the moun.
tain ranges south of Prescott aro covered
with snow, while San Francisco towers
aloft in the north, its snow crowned sum
mit being visible for hundreds of miles.
Oh, We Uue Not!
Colerldgo once wrote, "Plagiarists aro
always suspicious of being stolen fiom,"
and our evening contemporary affords
abundant proof of the truth of the asser
tion. It accused the Er-mrii, the other
day, of plagiarizing from a Colorado paper.
Wo pardoned its ignorance In not being
ablo to distinguish the difference between
a plagiarism and a parody, upon the bread
and humane principle that it was not fully
conversant with tho advice: "Man, know
thyself!" But for actual downright
plagiarism we commend its purported
Guaymas letter in yesterday's issue to the
careful attention of a discerning public.
Tho supposed letter reads;
The ladies of Sonora are very beautiful,
and of course in the capital city one Bees
the finest specimens of tho different types
of beauty. The ladles of Ilermoslllo of
the higher class never go on the street
with their faces uncovered. The Spanish
"mantilla" of rich and costly mateiriai
is very gracefully thrown across the lower
part of the face, leaving only the lustrous
beauty of the eyes revealed to tho spec
tator. Hermesillo is celebrated, as wA as
the rest of the state, for the fecundity of
its women. It is not unusual to see a fam.
lly of from 15 to 20 children-"
In a book published some two years ago
by Leonidas Hamilton, entitled "Border
Stales of Mexico," we find on page 31 the
"The ladies of Sonora are very beauti
ful, and indeed, the town is known as the
pla:e of beautiful women. The ladies of
llerraosillo, of the higher class, never go
on the street with their faces uncovered.
'the "mantilla," of rich and gorgeous ma
terial, is very gracefully thrown over the
head, and 0110 portion with that undescrib
able drapery, for which the Spanish ladies
are noted, is carelessly thrown across the
lower part of the lace, concealing the
features, while the beautiful eyes, some
lustrous black and others blue.onlj aro re
vealed to the gazo of the spectator. Her
n.oslllo is celebrated, as well as the rest of
the state, for the fecundity of its women.
Itjis not unusual to see a family with from
15 to 25 children.
News comes to us from Bisbee, that i
delng the assessment worfc on the Empire
mine a body of copper oro has been 6tmck
wliiclmnay be of great importance. The
extent of the ere body has not yet been de
termined, but it seems to come from the
Broad Gauge through the Mammoth into
Empire ground. Thet.vo furuaer claims
we have more than once drawn attention
Ycstcrdny's rrocecdiiiES Hon. I). II.
1'inncy, Associate JuHtico, I'renl
dliiC Court met pursuant to adjournment.
The minutes of the preceding day were
read and approved, whereupon the follow
ing proceedings were had:
John Roth offered satisfactory proof
and was admitted as a citizen of the United
In the case of F. M. Gray, held under
five indictments for forgery ; it appeared to
the court that there was not testimony
enough to warrant a conviction, and the
court ordered on its own motion that the
cases bo dismissed and the defendant be
released from custody.
Territory vs. Edward Williams, for mur
der.. Trial resumed and territory rested
the case, whereupon the following witnesses
were sworn and examined on the part of
tho defense: Nevada lleaoian, William
Tcrhune.J.F. llurkc, A. E. Colby, Wil
liam T. Alvord, II. Ilaggcrty, James Ken
ney, E. Williams. II. Spankenburg was
called in rebuttal and territory rested.
After argument by counsel of both sides.
The jury was instrucled by tho court and
retired under charge of a sworn officer.
They returned a verdict of guilty of man
slaughter. He was commanded to appear
nt nlno o'clock to-day for sentence.
Upon motion of F. Stanford and presen
tntlonof a certificate from the supremo
court of New York, Chas. Q. Johnstone
was admitted to practice as an attorney at
this bar.
Emanuel vs. Cohen. Tills case came on
for further argument, upon plaintiffs ex.
ccptions to the findings of the referee, and
the motion of the plaintiff to have the
cause refer led back to the rsfeice for ad
etitional findings, was argued by counsel
and submitted to the couit, and by the
court taken under consideration.
Anderson vs. Bchan. On motion of
plaintiff, the case was dismissed on settle
ment made by appellant.
Court udjouined.
Territory vs. Ed. Williams, convicted of
manslaughter. Sentenced by the court to
be imprisoned in the territorial prison for
the term of five years.
E. J. Smith vs. Edward Field. Defend.
ant given five days additional time to
Ben Cook et al. vs.Ingcrsoll Minine Co.
Demurrer sustained and defendant given
twen'y days to amend complaint. Lewis
and Dibble were entered as additional
attorneys for defendant.
3. -ph Walker ct al. vs. L. O. Hughes
et a'i." Default set aside and defendaut
given ten days to answer.
J. S. Clark vs. James Itcillv. Cause
submitted, with leave to file authorities.
A. II. Emanuel ct al. vs. 11. Cohen.
Caise referred back to refcrco to make
additional finding, and tho same be report
ed and filed on or befoic the first day of
adjourned term of court, to which time
this cause is continued.
P. T. Smith vs.A.H.Stebbins. OrderetV
that L. M. Jacobs be allowed to file a sup
plemental complaint therein within twenty
In the matter of the report of the grand
jury, the court granted tho same leave to
continue their labors during the adjourn
ment, and report to Judge Hoover at 10
o'clock a. m. December 18, 1882. The
court further ordered that tho party in
charge of the hospital allow the grand
jury or a committcetbereof access to the
hospital, for tho purpose of making inyes
tigation, so far as relates to the action or
connection herewith, directly or indirectly,
of any county officer, nnd so far as it re
lates to the finances of the county through
its officers or any of them. Warrants were
also ordered issued on the three indict,
ments picsented by the grand jury.
The fine of $5 heretofore imposed on
the sheriff was, by an order of the court,
It is ordered by the court that the clerk
be allowed $5 per day for attendance on
court for each day of the November term
1882, aud the same amount per day for u
deputy clerk for the same term.
In the matter of the clerk's execution
for fees, it is ordered that it stand as a rule
of this court that the clerk of this court
may havo execution in his own name for
any fees that may be due him for services
rendered by him as clerk in any suit or
proceeding. Said execution to be issued
against the party or parties from whom
such fees may be due.
Wm. M. Jenkinson ct ul. vs. Fair-Play
Con. Mining Co. It is ordered that on
account of death of plaiutifT, Marcus A.
Smith, special administrator of the estate
of plaintiff, be and is hereby substituted
plalntlQ in said action, and said cause be
henceforth presented in the name of
said Marcus A. Smith.
In the matter of mileage for jurors, it is
ordered by the court that the jurors, botli
trial and grand, in attendance ou thiscurt
for the November term, from a distance,
be allowed at the rate of 25 cents per mile
for one way.
Ada D.Davis vs. 8. C. Davis; divorce.
The court, upon its own motion, ordered
that a decree be entered in this case.
Abraham Hcitcliervs. Harriet Hcitcaer;
divorce. Cause referred back to referee to
take proof and ascertain particulars as to
wages and means of plaintiA', with a view
of ascertaining plniatilf'is ability to pro
vide for the children of the parlies, and
cavse continued for the term.
M. E. Clark vs. James Beilly. Stay of
proceedings stricken out, and prosccn
dendo ordered issued to the court commis
sioner, requiring him to issue n writ of
restitution in the premises. Undertaking
to stay waste, use and occupation, filed at
$1,500, and five days stay given to give
notice of appeal on file. Said undertaking
to be approved by the clerk of the court.
Plaintiff consented that trial de noyo be
had, notwithstanding tills order. Appel
lant accepts to the first part of the order.
Hawkins, Boarman & Co. vs. J. II. Be
han ct al. Ordered that Defendant Mc
Brldc may amend affidavit aud present to
the court at adjourned term.
A. Foitlouis vs. J. II. Bchan. Same or
der. Sarah D. Carliton vs. Frank II. Carle
ton. Defendant asks leave to amend an
swer. Motion granted upon payment of
costs and $)0, attcrney's fees, to plaintiff's
Ben Cook et al. vs. Ingersoll C n. Min,.
lug Co. Plaintiff gives leave to the defen
dant to withdraw deposition.
In the matter of clerical services
where fees aie due and unpaid,
Wm. Herring moves the court that
the clerk be ordered to enter and
file a ccitain order for defendant in Field
. . ...
fvs. rasnuale upon bis tcndingthe statutory
fee for snch service. The clerk interposed
the objection that fees were due from the de
fendant and unpaid, and that under the pro
visions of law, chapter 57, section 17, com
piled laws.hehad declined to'pcrtorm the re
quired service. The court sustained the
position of the clerk and denied the mo
tion. The court adjourned, to meet at 10 a. m.,
December 18, 1882.
Tho liaise In Cattle.
The Mohave Miner, in dwelling upon
this subject, says: "Last August, when
tho board of equalization of this county
raised the assesssment on cattle from $10
to $12 per head, the stockmen all over the
county raised the cry that it was an itnpo.
sitlon and that it was too mnch, and some
even went so far as to say that they would
drive their cattle elsewhere. Tho wisdom
of the board in taking the action they did
has since become apparent in many ways,
and at the present price of cattle in this
county there is little danger of any cattle
being driven away. Cattle arc now held
at prices ranging from $18 to $22.50 a head,
and there are more buyers than sellers in
the market, even at that high figure. "Wit
ness the recent sales of cattle in Mohave
and Yavapai counties. C. T. Rogers, of
Chino valley, recently sold 1,800 head of
cattle at $18 per head. Fred Nobmann
sold his entire herd a few days since, in
cluding calves, at $20 per head. Charles
Qioss, of this place, has lately sold 30
head at $20. Our Mineral Park butcher
has to pay 7 and 8 cents a pound for beef
oa loot. 'J'. B. Shipp, the cattle-king of
this county, was the lowest bidder on the
contract to supply Grant & McDonald's
camp with beef, and his figures were 11
cents per pound dressed and delivered,
which is equivalent to $22.50 per head for
boef cattle. Paul Breen and other stock
owners on the Colorado recently asked $22
per head for everything that was branded."
From the Los Angeles papers we learn
that that county, instead of being, as in
loriner times, an exporter of cattle, has be
come an importer. There arc not enough
beef cattle in that section to supply the
demand. And so it is throughout the
most prosperous and populous sections of
the country. On all sides wo hear and
read of the advance in cattle, tho theory
of which may be found in a nutshell. The
great grazing ranges of the immediate past
have been turned to agricultural purposes,
and as the stock ranges decrease and the
population increases the price of beef ad
vnnces. From personal knowledge and
experience we know the price of beef cat
tle has steadily advanced since 1870, and
it docs not stand to reason that much of a
reduction may be expected.
Long l.lvc Cochise.
The truest and best friend journal
istic that Tombstone has ever had is, and
ever has been, tho Epitai'h. Through
warm and cold, thiough good and evil
report, this paper has remained true and
faithful to the best interests of the camp.
It has always asserted that the present
bullion product is sufficient evidence ef
the stability and wealth of this section.
For instance, the dividends declared from
January 1 to October 1, 1882, , were .as
follows :
Contention Con J5C2.500
Copper Queen , 375,000
(Irand Central 175,000
Tombstone too. 003
Vlzlna 100,000
Total $1,12,500
From January 1 to September 30, 1882,
the bullion shipments were as follows:
Boston Mill $15,000 00
Contention Con l,oSS,oeo 00
(Hrard 90,901 00
Grand Central 600,000 00
Head Centre 48,720 75
Inj;erfol 100,000 00
Tombstone 590,286 00
Vlzlna 151,500 00
Total $3,727,037 13
From this it will readily be seen that
Arizona is doing pretty well, and as
Tombstone turns out more bullion than all
the rest of the territory together, Cochise
county must necessarily bo the boss county
in the great southwest. In the above
tables we have not included the yield of
the Pcabody mine, which is by no means
inconsidsrable. We have the richest min.
eral and grazing county in the whole ter-
ritory, bar none.
. .
Injunction Granted.
The injunction case of the Copper
Prince Mining company vs. the Copper
Queen Mining company was heard by
Judge Pinney last evening. Alexander
Campbell and G. It. Williams appeared for
plaintiff, while the defense was represented
by II. C. Dibble aud J. F. Lewis. Afilda
davits of Prof. Ilolckcr, I. Jame., James
B. McDonald aud E. II. Van Blarcom,
concerning the matter at issue, 7ere intro
duced, and after hearing extended and
learned arguments by opposing counsel the
court grantnd the injunction asked for.
The injunction restrains defendant, until
December 18, from working that portion of
their mine mentioned in the complaint,
plaintiff being required to Die a oond in
tho sum of 520,000, and maps of the dis
puted ground to be filed with clerk of tlte
eeurt. Prof. Blake and Ben Williams, su
perintendcut, were present 011 behalf of
the Queen, and the Prince company was
represented by Messrs. Heine and Tlolcker.
The effect of the injunction is to restrain
the Queen company, for the periou speci
fied, from working 535 feet of their ground.
A Moral.
a story with
Now, here's
a moral : A
man was carrying a coon he had caught,
when he met three little boys in the road.
All of them said excitedly, -'Mister, give
the that coon, give mo'that coon, give me
that coon, mister." Well, boys, I'll tell
you what I will do. If yon will tell me
the parly you belong to, nnd why, I'll give
it to the boy who gives the best reason."
"I'm n republican, because that party
saved the Union," said one. "I'm a green
backer, because that party is in favor of
plenty of, money." When the time for the
third boy came, he said, "I'm a democrat,
'case I want the coen." Moral. Tho last
boy was right. The democrats are going
to lmve the coon, and don't you forget it.
The handsomest saleswoman in town is
nt well, say, Sumincrfleld's,
A certain sport lost his ulglii key and
played Ficeze-outunlil daybreak.
Charles Johnson, justice of the peace
at Benson, was up from that burg yes
terday. The Tucson Star s:iys: "A fashionable
refreshment in Tombstone is pearl-rice an
The latest thing is a flexible bustle. They
are fashionable as well as useful at the
skating liuk.
The market continues to be fully sup.
plied with venison and antelope of the
finest quality.
Every republican "coppers" his politics
now-a-days andplaxs them "straight up"
to win. He wins.
HiRli-heeied boots are fashionable now-a-days,
and will possibly remain so until
the mud dries up.
At a late hour last night Officer Coyle
was icsting easily, but his recovciy is yet
a matter of doubt.
The rcicls leading to Contention and
Charleston aie considerably cut up by the
heavy quartz teams.
An amateur skater was rather badly
hurt at the rink last night. He wears an
overburdened eye to-day.
The moralists say, "An honest man is
the noblest work of God," but the trouble
is He didn't put in full time.
The youus; man with a kls-s-me quick-Leforc-papa-comes
mustache isn't so pro.
miscuous now as heretofore.
The music at the Episcopal church is
not quite so classical or good as it used to
be, but yet it serves the Lord in a plain
Thi grand base ball match between the
Tombstone and Tucson clubs will take
place at the race track on Thanksgiving
If Williams was guilty of the remark
attributed to him by the Republican he
ought to have a life sentence and then be
Joyce takes a flying visit to his Sulphur
Spring valley ranch, to-day, returning this
evening. He has 100 cattle on his ranch
at present.
Judge A. O. Wallace returned 3-esterday
from Tucson. Isn't it queer how these
old chaps go away from home to have a
good time ?
What this county wants is some one
who will get a "river and harbor" appro
priation for the San Pedro. All the boys
play Pedro.
We understand the day shift at the Head
Center has been discharged and the mine
shut down, pending the consolidation with
tiie Tranquillity.
The rain is not all over the town, al
hough there appears to lie an unlimited
quantity above, for it was falling almost all
day yesterday.
Under Sheriff II. M. Woods is confined
tohis room with his old cnemy,inllammato
ry rheumatism. His ma-iy friends hope for
a speedy recovery.
In Maricopa the official count gives
Osborn, for recorder, four votes over Kirk
land, and Webb, D. for assembly, five
votes over Stiuson.
As will be seen in our report, Williams,
the 1 layer of Ziegler, was found guilty
of manslaughter and will be sentenced by
the court this morning.
We arc Informed that 350 head of tho
cattle belouging to the estate of John Mc
Kcnzie have been contracted for by Thomas
Dunbar, of Tres Alamos.
Amung the assets of the Western Union
Telegraph company are 131,000 telegraph
poles, a good portion of which are infernal
nuisances, so far as the public is con
cerned. Some people contend you can tell a man
by his band. Bob Hatch says it ain't so.
He struck a fellow once who had four
aces, and he looked like he had a four
The crossing from Joyce's Oriental
saloon to the Crystal Palace has been laid
with stone. The thirsty traveler need not
now wade through the mud knee deep to
get a drink.
The deserters from the reglar army
during the past year were more than half
as many as the enlisted and re-enlisted.
The boys do not seem to like Uncle Sam's
way of doing things.
The grand jury holds over until the
court again convenes. In the meantime
it will look for crooks and turns. It
might be well to examine the records on
"brands and marks."
Under Sheriff II. M. Woods is once
more on his pins, but bis condition is such
that it is thought he will lose the use of
his two great toes. This inflammatory
rheumatism is a great bore.
The following bullion was shipped from
Contention for the two weeks ending No-
vember 21 : Head Center ini'.l, 4 bars ; Bos
ton mill, C bars; Contention mill 22 bars;
Grand Central mill, 11 bars. Total, 43
The Star says: "Tiffany says Vc lies
never been really happy since he left San
Carlos. He forgot to steal the agency
building." There is no use talking; some
thing will have to be done with that man
A young man came in yesterday and
akked us to publish a piece entitled: "Wc
Arc Not Missed." No, my son, just go
outside and permit the zephyrs to fan your
coat-tail, and we'll assure you that you
will not be missed. Oh! dcur-o, no.
The ore of the Pcabody mine is found to
contain a large proportion of garnet, a
mineral that tends lo inisp the cost o
smelting green carbonate ores con sidtir.
bly. Tlieslag produced is thick, and much
more coke and flux is required for its re
duction. Much of what is called sand
carbonates in this mine contains a I irgo
percentage of this garnet.
Mrs. G. W. Bloor, wife of one of the
most sterling gentlemen in the territory,
and mother of Jimmy Bloor, of the Em
TAi'il, will arrive from California to-day.
This is her first trip on the frontier, and
we trust she will like it. As a true woman,
she longed to be with her household gods.
Terrific morm on the Lake.
Buffalo, N. Y., Nov, 24. Early
this morning a very severe storm
broke over the city. For half an hour
the gale . as accompanied by thun
der and lightning. The schooner J.
W. Doaue, from Erie, was forced
ashore at the breakwater, becoming
a total wreck. The steam barge Em
pire safely arrived, having broken
away fiom her tow, two schooners,
tno uratton anil the A. it. Moss, and
it is feared they arc lost. There will
undoubtedly bo more causalties to
Later The storm which broke
here last ovoninij continues to-dav in
all its fury. The city never had to
undergo a harder battlo with the ele
ments. Several persons were injured
by falling signs, and the sidewalks
are covered with debris. The wind
was strong enough to overturn can
vass covered express wairons. Tho
velocity was sixty miles an hour. In
audition to the loss of tho schooner
Doane, tho schooner A. H. Moss is
almost totally wrecked, having gone
on the breakwater at the foot of
York street. Tho lifo-saving crew
rescued all hands and lugs aro work
ing to get the vessel off befoic she
goes to pieces. The Little Giant
floating elevator capsized during the
night. The schooner Gratton was on
the beach at Tift farm at daylight,
and the life-saying crew have gone to
her retcue. Water in the croek has
risen four feet. So far not a lifo lias
been lost in this port, but escapes
have been miraculous.
The schooner J, W. Doane is a
total wreck. Loss, $30,000. Tho
crews of the schooners Gratton and
A. II. Moss ware saved.
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 24. Two
propcllors and five sailing vessels
were driven into Charlotte to-day by
stormy weather,
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 24. The
captain of the propellor Fountain
City, which has arrived down the
straits, thinks the loss to shipping by
last night's gale will be very heavy.
He says there were many crafts of
every description out on Lake Huron,
and that the storm on Saginaw bay
was simply terrible. The schooner
C. B. Benson was reported aground
on Colchester reef, Lako Erie, yes
terday afternoon, flying the signal of
distress. Tho crow were lashed to
tho rigging. The vessel that sighted
them was unable to get to them.
The Xutionnl I'iiimmcch.
New Yokk, Nov. 24. Tho Sun's
Washington special says: Tho report
of Folger will estimate the surplus at
the end of the fiscal year of 1884 at
eighty million dollars. lie relies
upon an important decrease in the
river and haibor bill and on the fact
that in all tho appropriations he will
hint at tho tendency to congressional
oxtravagance and will intimate that
this extravagance has been fostered
by the knowledge that there was
a" surplus of 145,000,000, exclusive
of the sinking fund, at the end of the
last fiscal year Tho secretary will
urge a reduction ot taxation on the
ground that large surpluses tempt to
extravagance Ho will recommend
that tho debt ought not to be
paid off more rapidly than it comes
due. Ho will recommend congress
that this can be done simply by
meeting the sinking fund. He will
oppose the abolition of the internal
revenue tax, but will go further than
he did last year respecting a reduc
tion of these taxes. He will still
urge that spirits and tobacco bo taxed,
but will suggest that the amount can
be safely reduced. He further rec
ommends a tariff reduction, but will
make no special recommendation on
the subject, -though he will suggest
the reduction of the sugar tax and
that on iron and steel manufactures.
He will also oall the attuntiou of
congress to the relation of tho na
tional banks to the bonded debt of
the country, suggesting that a rapid
extinguishment of currency may fol
low because the banks will refuse to
take their 4s at a premium to repls.ee
their 3s, preferring to retire their
circulation. The secretary will roc
ommend, therefore, that if tho rove
sues aro not reduced, the banks be
allowed to roplaco 3s and 3s with 4s
and 4Js, giving circulation for full
face value.
The Jtaltroad IVai'.
New Yokk, Nov. 24. The World
prints tho following:
Milwaukee, Nov. 23. To the Ed
itor of tho World Sir: I have to
say in answer to your inquiries by
telegraph, that I cannot possibly tell
how long the existing and inexcus
able railroad war hero may last. It
has been begun because wo rsfuscd
to submit to what we deemed very
unreasonable demands, and after wc
had offered to leave all points in dis
puto to arbitration, it augurs badly
for tho fuluro of railroad property
in this country if great corporations
aro to act in this manner. After
submitting without retaliation for
some weeks to utnprovokcd hostility,
we arc now simply trying to defend
ourselves. Alexander Mitchell,
President C, M. & St. P. R. R.
Chicago, Nov. 24. Manager Ca
ble, of the Rock Island road, this
evening said there was nothing new
in the passenger and freight war be
tween this city and points in th?
northwest, fie stated as his opinion
that the w-ir would be protracted.
He declined to say anything In reply
to the card of Alexander Mitchell,
president of tho Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul road, published this morn
ing, but intimated that he might havo
something to say on that head in a
day or two.
Tho Xicurngtin Cnnnl.
New Yokk, Nov. 24, A Times
special says: Advocates of tho pro
posed Nicaragua canal will spare no
effort to secure the passage of their
bill at the coming session. The bill
was favorably reported on from tho
house committeo by Kasson a few
days before the close of last session.
Blount, of Georgia, has now sent the
clerk of t1 . t committee a minority
report. li. especially objects to the
piopused guarantee by tho United
States of three per cent per annum
upon $7,000,000 in canal bonds, for
twenty years. It will be called up
almost immediately on the assem
bling of congress, by Miller, of
California, who has had it made the
special order for the first day of the
Snn FranciKCO Itaccs.
San Francisco, Nov. 25. Tho
four mile race at Bay Distriot park
to-dny attracted more attention than
any sporting event for a long time
past. There was a large attondanco
at the pool rooms last night, hcrses
selling as follows: Precious, $1.75;
Fred Collins, $1.40; Clara D, $1.10;
Nathan Coombs, $10. Weather this
morning cold, damp and threatening.
Later. At the Bay District park
to-dav the weather was cold and
damp, the track heavy and a large
attendance. The first race, a handi
cap, mile and a quarter dash, was
won by Joe Howell in 2:17, frank
Rhoads second, Atalanta third. The
next race was a four-mile dash bo
twecn Precious, Clara D., Fred Col
lier and Nathan Cooinbs. Precious
was tho favorite, oven against all tho
others; second choice, Clara D. Tho
horses got an even start, Clara out
running from tho start, Precious
about live lengths behind under a
strong pull, Collier a bad third,
Coombs trailing. This position was
maintained for the first two miles and
a half, when Precious began te draw
up on Clara, who kopt up her pace.
At the beginning of the third mile
Precious got on Clara's quarter, and
the two kopt drawing away from
the others until tho last half mile,
when Precious went to the front and
won in a canter by about four
lengths Fred Collier a bad third.
Coombs far in the rear. Time, 7:45.
The next race, for a consolation
purse, was won by Frank Rhoads
easily in 1:49 J. The last race was
mile heats over four hurdles between
Mollie P. and Mattie B. The former
won in two straight heats in 1:58-
and 1:59. Betting was heavy on all
the races, especially on the four-mile
Clnrcncc Gray Acquitted.
Redwood City, Nov. 25. Mr.
Jones commenced his argument in
the Gray case at nine this morning
and continued speaking until el s ven.
Judge Head then charged the ju.y as
upon tho former trial and at twelve
the entire case passed into the hands
of the jury. Considerable interest is
manifested by citizens, and small
crowds were congregated on tho
street corners discussing the case and
waiting for tho bell to announce that
the jury had agreed. At 3:30 the
bell was rung announcing the jury
had agreed, and all started for the
court room. Some time elapsed after
court was called to order bafors the
defendant was brought into the room,
during which Col. Thornton seemed
very nervous and excited. The
judge then asked the jury, if they
had agreed. The foreman of tho
jurv replied that they had, and was
requested to read the verditt, which
was as follows:
"In the superior court, county of
San Mateo, state of California; peo
ple against Clarence C. Gray: We,
the jury in the above entitled action,
find tho defendant not guilty. Signed
Mark Develin, foreman." Some
demonstration of approval was made
by spectators, but was quickly sup
pressed by the court. An affecting
scene took place between Gray and
his wife, and when the verdict was
recorded and read to the jury by the
clerk for their approval, and they all
answered yes, Col. Thornton and
Gray clasped each other's hands. It
was some tune before they separated.
This ends the Clarence Gray case.
Xelirnska Htar-ltouters.
Omaha, Nov. 25. By agreoraenj
of counsel the jury to-day returned a
verdict of guilty on one count in tho
caso of the United States vs. Fred
E. Clay, former postmaster at Sidney,
who was indicted on 106 counts for
making false returns as to the ar
rival and departure of mails via Sid
ney and Black Hills stage line. The
jury returned a vordict of not guilty
to the otner 105 counts. Clay was
fined $500. This ends all the star
route cases in Nebraska arising from
the Sidney and Black Hills stage
line, CoVben and Iddings having
been acquitted on one indictment and
all the other indictments dismissed.
Disagreeing Doctor.
Springfield, 111., Nov. 25. In a
trial for damages against tho town,
for tho death of a young lady, by a
defective highway, one doctor testi
fied that the collar bone was broken,
which two others contradicted. The
first, to head off a post mortem, went
to the cometery to exhume tho body
and make good his testimony by
breaking the collar bone. Ho was
discovered in the act of digging up
the corpse by a person who was at
first bribed, but who has since told
tho whole story.
Dust to Dust.
New York, Nov. 24. The funeral
of Thurlow Weed took place this
morning. Private services were held
at his late residence, Rev. Drs. Hall,
Pakton and Keen officiating. At the
conclusion of tho services, the funeral
cortege formod and proceeded to the
church, which was filled with a con
gregation composed of many promi
nent citizens and well-known per
sons from tho interior of tho state.
Miss Harriet Weed is too ercatlv
agitated to leave the house. Tho fu
neral party will leave for Albany this
Statistics or Illiteracy.
Washington, Nov. 24. A special
census bulletin shows that in the
United States there aro 4,923,451
persons of ten years of ago and up
wards, unable to read and 0,239,958
unable to write. Of tho number of
persons unablo to write, 4,019,080
aro white; nStive whites unablo to
write, 225,400; colored persons, ten
years of age and upwards, unable to
write, d,220,87b; or seventy per
cent of tho population. The illiter
acy is mostly confined to the south
ern states.
DintrosH in Ireland.
London, Nov. 24. It has been
officially announced to the govern
ment that widorpread distress is
feared in Ireland this winter. Tho
districts mest seriously affected from
want of employment on the farms
and failure of the potato crop aro
Sligo, Ballina, Twenford and the
greater portion of Galway. Thero is
also muoli destitution in West Clair
and Connaught. Owing to the con
tinuously heavy demands upon Irish
men in America to supdort the Land
League, there has been a considera
ble decrease in remittances to strug
gling natives in Ireland. This has
reduced many to such a condition
that they have been unable to pur
chase seed.
Turf Topics.
New York, Nov. 24. Ex-Gov-crnor
Stanford has finally determined
to snip his stable back to California.
He is desirous, however, of seeing a
race between his Wildfiower and
Anna Stone, a three-year-old, before
preparing for shipment. Ho has au
thorized the Turf, Field and Farm to
announce that if any race can be
arranged within two weeks with Eva,
Alloys Olgath, or any other three
year.ofd, Wildfiower will be one of
the starters.
An Unraveled Mystery.
Portland, Nov. 24. Mrs. Capt.
John Smith, daughter of William
Morgan, supposed to have been
killed by the Masons in 1S2G, died at
her home in Tehama, Marion county,
Monday, aged 00. Sho never threw
any light on tho alleged tragedy,
though it is believed she must have
heard much about it from her mother
and other relatives. She had been
frequently interrogated, but spoke
f the matter with the utmost reluc
tance. Wholesale Robbery.
Chicago, Nov. 25. Tho Times
says: It is learned that the wholesale
boot and shoe house of Phelps, Dodge
& Palmer have for ten months past
baen systematically robbed of some
thirty to forty thousand dollars, pos
sibly more, by some of their travel
ing salesmen, in collusion with somo
of their most trusted employes. Tho
greed and boldness of confederates
excited suspicion, and an investiga
tion followed, which, it is said, un
earthed the fdet that upwards of a
dozen men were in the conspiracy.
Xetcd TliicroH Sentenced.
Carlyle, III., Nov. 25. Last
night a celebrated gang of thieves,
who have been on trial several days,
were convicted and sentenced. Gen
eral Neff, the leader of tho gang, and
Bruckman were sentenced to twenty-
years in the penitentiary. Joe
Murphy and Joo Muntley received
ten years, and Steve Muntley five
years. This gang operated crtten
stvely in North St. Louis and
southern Illinois.
Mrs. IScoyIIIc.
Chicago, Nor. 25. Judge Loomis,
in the County court to-day, 'granted
Mrs. Scoville a new trial on the
ground that, though possibly insane,
sho was neither homicidal nor suicidal
in tendency, and not moroso to
friends, and hence not a subject for
the asylum. The next trial will be
the 10th of December, Dr. Ross
agreed to guarantee that she will be
present. She appeared in court to
day. Unrflcld Monument J-'ntr.
Washington, Nov. 25. The Gar
field monument fair will be opened
at 2 o'clock to-morrow. Tho oxer
cisos will not include the contem
plated oration, but will be confined
to President Arthur's declaration that
the fair is open. It will be made
from the pagoda in tho center of tho
capitol rotunda. The cabinet will bo
present, also justices of the supreme
court, members, diplomatic corps,
generals of the army, and admiral of
the navy.
The Htalwnrt Axe.
Washingtok, Nov. 25. T'le
president, upon the report of the attorney-general,
has issued an order
removing District-Marshal Charles E.
Henry, Postmaster D. B. Ainger,
Assistant-Postmaster M. W. Parker,
W. O. Helm, foreman of the Con.
gressional Record, and Gcorgo E.
Spicer, commissioner of tho Union
Pacific railroad, on the ground they
interfered with the administration
of justice in tho star route cases.
Freight Train Wrecked.
Winnkmucca, Nov. 25. A freight
train consisting of 3G cars broke
through a culvert over which the en
gine passed safely, near White
Plains, last night. A brakeman
named Campbell, who leaves a wife
and child, was killed, and 26 cars
aro wrocked. A track is being built
around the wreck, and trains arc ex
pected to pass this afternoon.
I,niu! omen Order.
.Vashington, Nov. 25. Commis
sioner McFarland informs ex-soldiers
they must, in filing declaratory state
ments, make actual entry of land,
establish residence and commence
improvements within six months.
They are not allowed six months
more within which to commence) resi
dence and improvement as observed
by land agent.
Missouri Criminals.
St. Louis, Nov. 25. It is an
nounced that the grand jury will re
turn an ignored bill in the matter of
the killing of Col. Slayback by John
A. Cockerill.
Frank James will bo arraigned
Monday m Kansas City on three in
dictments found provious to his sur-

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