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THE ARIZONA REPT3
Double the Circulation of A.ny Daily Paper Published in .Arizona
Mrs). Jossio Benton Fremont Tells a
SAYS SHE HAS BEEN ILL TREATED
Ingratitude of a Political Protege
of the General's.
Takcu by tho Army and Congress
Failes to Kestore It A Congress
man Defeated the Bill.
Annotated Press Dtsoatohes
Nkw Yokk, April 20. Mrs. Jessie
llontou Fremont, billow of Goneral
John 0. Fremont, wrote a story for the
Inst issuo of Jonnto Jttnu'a magazine,
Tlio Homomnkor, tlmt has caused much
discussion. She calls It "A Home
Found nnd Lost," and directly charges
ex-Congressman John Coburn of In
diana, with being responsible for her
failuro to get baek her homo in San
Francis'co from the government. Ac
cording to her story she wont witli the
general to Sin Francisco eight years
nftor their marriage and picked out an
ideal spot lor a home. It was thirteen
acres of tho oxtroruo end of San Jose
Black Point, which juts out Into ttie
channel near the entrance to tho har
bor. Tho general bought tho property
for 12,000 in gold from Mark Brumage,
San Francisco Banker, and had the
deeds mado out In his wife's name,
Mrs Fremont gives a plcturcsquo
description of tho homo they made
there. Then came tho civil war and
Goneral Fremont, who had volun
teered, wrote her to join him with the
children in New York. Slio heard soon
otter arrival that tho government had
taken her home for military purees
hut Secretary of War Stanton assured
tho general tlmt tiio occupation was
only temporary and would 1e satisfac
torily settled. After vho war General
and Mrs. Fremont tried to get their
property back hut in vain. Today tho
commander of tho department lias the
homestead for a pleasure ground. Tho
hcihty is now known as Golden Onto
Park, an I the property is very val
uable. L'lie story end thus:
"Twice wo made application to con
gress for redress. Twicrt tho bill passed
the senate to restore nle my property.
When thubill readied the houso the
Ian time it was stopped by a Hiugle
objection, and tho objector refused to
give any reasons for his opposition to
wntu was omerwiso sure oi a large ma
jority, despite tho remonstrances of
his frieuds. Ho was a Mr. Gilmrn of
Indiana, a Itepubilcan, who had asked
and obtained Mr. Fremont's personal
aid for his re-election, which had been
Mr. Coburn was proof oven against
the tears of a young girl, whose father
was waiting the verdict that wou'd
leave him in poverty or restore him to
fortune. Tho father was suffering from
wounds contracted in tlio war aud Mr.
Goburu's obstinate, unoxplainable ob
jection killed him. I trust that as there
nro fjw men capable of sucli cold
cruelty as Mr. Coburn I may have suc
cess in the rewarded effort I am making
this winter to regain my lost home."
This article camo to ex-Congrcss-man's
Coburn'a attentiou last week and
ho sent a letter of general denial to the
Ilomomaker at once, for which ho de
mands as much publicity as was given
Mrs. Fremont's story. Tlio reply will
appaar in full in tho Juno issue of tho
magazino, but the sympsis has been
given out for publication.
He, says Mrs. Fremont has attacked
him entirely without provocation and
thai she has given an enormous state
insnt of facts. He quotes from tlio
congressional record to show that Mrs.
Fremont's bill came before him as a
membsr of tho house committee on
military affirs, and that on January 11,
1372, lie read the report on it beforo tlio
house, the commute investigated the
matter thoroughly, had opening hear
ings on it and gave opportunity for all
testimony to ho handed in. it camo to
the conclusion "that the claimants have
no title to tho lands and at most have
an equitable claim for nay for improve
mends upon which thoy wero made
squatters." The house concurred in
this report without ono dissenting
"Next year, lato in the evening of
March 3, a similar hill, passed by tho
senate, was handed to the Iiouso. Mr.
Holman of Indiana, objected to its
passage because it had not been given
to a house committee, and Mr. Nagley
of Pennsylvania, objected, as it had
previously been examined nnd rejected
by the houso. Mr. Coburn, on ono
hand, there was a proposed substitute
providing that improvements on the
land be paid for to tho extent of f 10,000,
but tho house refused to pty anything
nnd the bill was dropped.
"I had nothing to do witli tho death
of tho invalid father in fact I nover
saw the weeping daugoter," says Mr.
Coburn, "and I hold myself innocent
of any injury to Airs. Fremont. I am
not in dub ted iu any way to Mr. Fre
mont for political help, in fact the aid
is on tho other aide, aud anyhow I do
nut believe that political dobis should
bo paid from the public treasury. If not
only a poli.ical creditor is to bu paid, but
in addition a gangof Ills squatter friends
are to bu subsidized out of the public
money, then lot mo he considered an
"I havo not been in Washington since
March, 1875," concludes ex-Oongress-m.in
Coburn, "and if tlio bill irf such a
popular one, I fail to sue why it has
not been presented and pasted in the
past seventeen years."
Tlmy rut Up 3,OOJ Do pod It for Con
tinue, llogus Mtnager Skips to Europe
New Yokk, April 29. About thirty
y)uii4 women of this city' who claim to
bo actresses, are bewailing tho loss of
various tvtins of money paid to Sydney
II. Liwrencc, a "theaterlcal manager."
bomoof tlio women really are actresses,
and it would bo supposed, ought to havo
known hotter than to havo given their
money to tho swindler.
Ltwrenco was a remarkably hand
some young Englishman tall, dignified
and stylishly dressed. Ho advertised
for actresses to take the leading rolu in
a new production at a salary of f 150 per
week. Tho ploy was being completed
and would soon be ready for the road,
but it would bo neceseary for tlio appli
cants todeposit n certain sum of money
tho amounts rangimg fiom $150 to
fouo lor costumes and to guarantee
inoir appearance when called up, etc.
Lawrence talked with each applicant
separately and managed to keep his vic
tims apart. Last Thursday thirty of
them appeared at the Lyceum Opera
house for rehersal. They wero nil to
take tho "leading part." Lawrence did
notnppear. Acquaintanceships led to
confidences, and confidences to a little
tableau. They had all boon tricked in
the samo way.
Grace Ogdcn was one of tho victims.
Sho is an actress of some renown.
When she called on Lawrence he took
her to Delmonico's to dinner and there
talked over the dotalls of tho now play
and the now part she was to take. She
was engaged for a period of thirty-live
wcoks at a salary of $150 a week and
Said Lawrence $500 for costumes, etc.
n precisely tho tiamo terms Miss Mat
tie Hughos-Urowne. another well-
known actress, and twenty-eight .others
wero engaged. Miss Hrown retained
tho option in her contract of going
abroad in the middle of her engage
ment. Altogether Lawrence secured
$5,000 from the women.
Miss Brown gworo out a warrant for
his arrest on Saturday on tlio chargo of
obtaining money under false pretenses,
but as yet Ltwrenco has not been ap
prehended. It Is believed that ho sailed
on one of the Saturday stoamshi ps for
WILL CONVICT BOTH.
9AFK II LOW KUS WILL GUT
Two Notorious Illinois Croolis I.lltrly to
Mi it Term of rotirlenu Years In
Associated I'rcss Dispatcher
Ottawa, III., April 20. Ever since
tlio Chicago detcctivo recognized the
Harding and Lelaud safo robbers as
"Kid" lloolihan anil Jim Browater, no
torious crooks, Sheriff and Stateb's at
torney Bluko havo been gathering Infor
mation concerning their records.
It is of such character that they de
termined to lose no time in getting rid
of tho ox-convicts, botli of whom were
brought back to Ottowa under bail of
It was learned that pais of tlio men in
Chicago and Cincinnati wero about to
put this mini up for their release, when
the authorities quietly called a special
grand jury, which today found four in
dictments against lloolihan and Brews
ter, three for burglary and one for mali
cious, mischief. Monday their bail will
be increased to $-1,000 each.
Theto mon nro tho most noted crimi
nals, confined in the county jail since
Garrity and McGowan mado their es
cape eight years ago. Extra precautions
have been taken to prevent a repetition
of that uffuir. Thero is enough evi
dence against tho prisoners to convict,
and they will probably not get less than
A liKIUIi'H CONI'USION.
An Alarm Clock In her I'ocket IUIhoi it
Itncket During tlio Ceremony.
Nkw Youk, April 29. Something un
expected happened vesterday in East
Twenty-eighth street, around the cor
ner Iroin .1,1(118011 avenue. There was
a quiet parlor wedding at thu houso of a
physician a well-known doctor, and
about twenty friends wero present to
witness tho ceremony. Tho bride was
tho physician's 18-year-old daughter,
and tho groom was the son of a Brook
lyn brewer. Thero was to boa honey
moon trip after the marriage, and the
mother of tlio bride with true maternal
foresight had put n French travelling
clock in her daughter's pocket. It was
a little bit of n clock. Somehow it got
wound up wrong. As tlio couple stood
up with the ministor under the floral
bell a hush fell on tho small assemblage
and tho hush deepened as they knelt on
a velvet cushion while tho preacher
"Oh, Lord," said tho preacher, "let
thy blessing rest upon this" "Br-r-r-r,
plink, plink, plink," hurst out tho
measly little alarm clock iu a tone of
awful distinctness. The venerable
preacher oponed one eye inquiringly,
but quickly closed it again as ho saw
the groom's fat fattier scowling at him
over his spectacles from tho corner of
tlio room "Oh, Lord," said tho prea
cher, beginning ngain, "let thy "
"Br-r-r-r, plink, plink, plink," came
from the depths of tho bride's pocket.
"Oil, Lord," Ba!d tho preacher in a voico
of desperato calmness, opening both
eyes and closing them again like a Hash,
"let thy bless "
"Br-r-r-r, plink, plink, plink, plink,
Tho minister stopped. Tlio bride,
whose faco was very red, and who had
been Irvine in vain witli her left hand
to choke off the, clock or shako it into
submission, snatched it from tier poeket
and passed it to the groom, who handed
it to his bail man, who handed it to
the brewer's wife, who glared at it and
handed it to Iter htisbahd, who went
out into tho hall, actually shaking his
fist at it as lie went.
The minister began his praver again
nnd as he said "Oh, Lord" for tlio fourth
time thero was a loud b.mg out in thu
back yard which indicated that tho
alarm clock had struck the fence with
terri lie force.
ritOMlNKNf WOM N .MI.SSINfl.
StranK" Disappearance or an Indiana I.n
dy Visiting Iu Now Vnrk.
New Yokk, April 29. Mrs. Rosamond
Peckinpaugh of Mount Vernon, Indiana
wifo of the loading physician of that
town, who hns been visiting witli her
husband at No. lOlOTwenty-llhh street,
this city, lor two months past,
She left tho Iiouso on Friduy afternoon
saying sho was going to tiic Eden Mu
see. She has not been seen since. Sho
uarrud n gold-headed umbrella and
wore a gold watch. Her naino-wus on-
graved on the umbrella handle and sho tho daughter ol the late Colonel Thomas
had a niimborof her v siting cards in i Jeflersbn Randolph, of Edgehill. Albo
hor pocket. She also had G0 in her niarlelcounty, Va.. and a great-grand-
Durt.o when she went out. The police
havo been notified, but eo far have fail
ed to find any clue to her whereabouts.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 80, 1892.
THE CRISIS Of BELGIUM.
Question of Constitutional Revision
Exciting the People.
ALL CLASSES ON THE QUI VIVE.
The Present Fundamental Law Dates
A Chatifjo Is Viewed With Alarm By
Associated Press Dispatches.
BnussELs, April 29. All classes in
Belgium are on tho qui vivo over the
question of constitutional revision.
The present constitution is the only
ono that Belgium has ever had. It was
adopted soon nftor the declaration of
independence of the kingdom, in 1831,
and though at that time its liberality
was far in advanco of that of any other
form of government in Europo, and the
franchise was given to 120,000 citizens,
tho lapso of sixty years has wrought a
great change in this respect. Other
Nations have been extending the fran
chise, while Belgium's constitution lias
remained unaltered. TucFdaynoxt this
document will bo solemnly produced in
the chamber of deputies, and tho ques
tion of its revision will bo voted upon.
ICing Leopold will then dissolve the
chambers and n now election will bo
held under tho provisions of this same
constitution. The Bourgeoise will
mako desperato efforts to securo the
election of conservative candidates
pledged to altar the friinchiso ns little
as possible. The revision of tho con
stitution will bp the bole business be
fore the now chambers. When the
work is completed tho king will again
dissolve parliament uud another elec
tion will take place, this time under
the now or revised constitution.
All this will occupy several months.
during which time the country will he
convulsed by deb.ttes, demonstrations
and pos-iiblo serious outbreaks. The
working men, among whom are manv
Socialists, demand that the franchise
bo extended to at least 1,300,000 and
perhaps to 1,500,000 peoplo. They are
very much in earnest and will make
trouble if their views are not well
meant. King Leopyld is very liberal iu
liis ideas, and hopes for tho wide exten
sion of the franchise. He is also anx
ious to havo a clause inserted in the re
vised constitution allowing him to ap
peal to the peoplo whenever he cannot
come to an agreement with his cabinet.
Most of the ministers are opposed to
this innovation, which they argue puts
a dangerous power in the hands of tho
monarch, nnd in tho end bo likely to re
act unfavorably upon him by reason of
the right which the people would feel
they hod to be appealed to on trivial
Brief interviews havo been obtained
witli soveral prominent politicians on
thu subject of tho probable extent of
the changes to bo made by revinion.
Most of the statesmen approached, how
ever, manifested reluctance to commit
themselves to definite utterances of
opinion. Thoy professed to bo without
means of accurate prediction, and wero
averse to being quoted in regard to an
issue which all parties consider ns fur
nishing the most serious crisis Belgium
bus experienced during her history as a
i:i:covkki:i ms twins.
A Womnii Who Itan Awny From her II us
linnd With his two Hoys.
BEATitiuE.Neb., April 29. The conclu
sion of tilt Overstreet family trouble
which began in Kansas eight years ago,
took place in this city yenterday when
tho two eons returned to their father,
T. J. Overstreet, an ex-merchant of this
city, who formerly liyed in Kansas.
Eight years ago ids wife ran away with
n railroad man, taking with her their
twin boys, tlion aged eight years. The
most careful and systematic search
failod to reveal tne wereabouts of the
fugitive's. A few days ago through a
friend, ho located tho boys in tlio south
easteiii part of Knnsas. He immediate
ly telegraphed tickets to friends thero
and yesterday tho boys arrived here.
The boys told of their adventures whilo
away. Thoy are now 10 years of age
nnd say they have been subjected to nil
manner of indignities ami cruelties,
tlmt they wero forced to work for other
people, and that their oarninga were
token from them. Ihey havo been
kept constantly from school, and bear
evidences of rough treatment. Mr.
Overstreet lias lived hero several years
and is highly respected.
AVKIIY CMSVISH JlUltUI.AKY.
fifty Thousand Imported Cigars Taken
Krom a Store.
New YonK, April 29. M. Bra nro &
Co., a cigar importing firm of 281 Pearl
street, are tho victims of a very clever
burglary, perpetrated sometime Friday
night or early Saturday morning. An
entrance was effected through the roof
and two men who had recently occu
pied a loft iu an adjoining building, and
announced themsolves as commission
merchants, were undoubtedly thu
thieves. They took 51,000 imported ci
gars. These goods thep carried to their
roof, where they wero packed in a num
ber of empty cases. Tlio stolen goodn
wero removed and no trace of them or
of tlio two men is as yet attainable
Copper Mine to ltesume Work.
Hancock, Mich., April 20. The Hu
ron coppei mine, which closed down in
November, throwing between 300 and
-100 men out of employment, will start
on a smaller scale, employing fifty men
about .May 1. A movement is op loot to
consolidate the Huron with tho nln
itoyul, an adjoining mine, which
not been running for several years.
Jefferson's Grand-daughter IU.
Baltimore. Md.. Anril 29. Mm.
Surah Nicholas is lying critically ill at
hnr rf.swlriii'A in thta dt.. Ol.. ...
wit.i.v ..wui.vjr, V,, UIU
daughter of Thomas Jefferson. On tho
close of the civil war Miss Randolph
opened with her sister at Edgehill a I
large school for you ug ladies. She was
afterward for several years the princi-
Sal of Petapten institute, Ellicott City,
id,, and about ten years ago opened a
school in this city. She was the author
ot "Tho Domestic Life of Thomas Jeffer
son" and "A Life of Stonewall Jackson
SAID HE QAMULKI).
Iteuseu Alleged by White Cup fur Mur
dering a Negro at Clarkton, Ho.
Dexter, Mo., April 29. News has
just reached here of the killing of David
Sims, a negro, by White Cans, near
Clarkton, a small town in Dunklin
county, seven miles south of Maiden.
Sims had only been at Clarkton, live or
six months, having gone there from the
vicinity of New Madrid, and elnco Ids
residence theJe had conducted himself
well, and was seemingly a quiet, inof
fensive fellow, hut it was reported that
he was in the habit of gambling and
had had some trouble with other negroes
at Maiden not long prevous to his death.
It is also stated that he had been not!
lied by an anonymous letter two or three
times to leave the country, and he was
not surprised, it seems, when the mob
called for him. Sims' wife and another
negro man were in the room at the time,
but they were hot molested, hut were
warned not to give any alarm. The'
party that did the killing wero tracked
north the next morning.
HKTTKKTIIAN A GOLD MINK.
A Spring In Molilalia" Which Cure
Tasto for Liquor.
OiiKAT Falls, Mont., April 29. The
richest mineral ever found in the state
is reported from Bonhart, in the Little
Belt district. Tho vicn is eight inches
thick and assays from $2,000 to 20.000 a
ton. Tlio ore is fairly streaked with ru
by silver. Reports of rich discoveries of
gold continue to come from the Little
ltockies, sojthwest of Chinook, a ton of
surface or float ore from tho mines yield
ing over fouu in uuition. A stream oi
water coming from the Gold Bug mine
is said to euro the tasto for liquor and
is named the Bichloride of Gold Spring.
PANIC AT CIIUKCII.
Many I'enplo Trampled Under Foot ami
Husband and Wife Asphyxiated.
Nkw Yokk, April 2D. A man and
woman registered as John Vagari and
wife, of Washington, were found asphy
xiated this morning in Park Row hotel.
The woman was dead and tho man is
Tramps Kill Kadi Other.
Faihiount, W. Va. April 29. Three
men were killed last evening in a drunk
en row. Two days ago three tramps.
who had kidnapped two hoys from Sag
inaw, Mich., camo to Fairmount and
camped near town, keeping the boys in
confinement. Last evening the gang
was joined by a man named Tracy of
Dunbar. Ho started a row and 'the
gang turned their pistols on one another
and two were killed. One was shot
through the left nipplo and another
had his jugular vein cut. The boys
gave the alarm.
8hot Ills Sun Inlaw.
Texabkana, Ark., April 29. Three
years ago, at New Boston, twenty miles
distance, Charles Kingwell and Miss
Jennie Sharp were married. They did
not live happily together, and recently
Kingwell has beaten his wifo. Last
night J. D. Sharp, his father-in-law. a
wealthy planter, went to Kingwell's
house to "lick him." The old man got
the worst of the licking, but managed to
draw his pistol and shot Kingwell
through the heart, killing him instantly.
Sharp surrendered today.
The Second Decision. "
Santa Fe, N. M., April 29. The court
of private land claims today handed
down its second decision affirming the
grant to the town of Albuquerque, made
in 1707. The court holds that although
no original papers could be found, that
under the Spanish law tho town was en
titled to four leagues of land, or about
18,000 acres. The tract takes in the
site of the present city of Albuquerque
and nettles titles thero. The court ad
journed to meet in Denver June 1st,
and in Santa Fe August 15th next.
Ilogus Sllyer Certificates.
St. Louis, Mo., April 29. The secret
Rervico here has run up against a coun
terfeit $5 bill which bears evidence in
worn condition of its success as a moil
uni of exchange. It is a counterfeit sil
ver certificate, check letter, O; plato
number, 2,270; act of August 4, 188G.
The only defect is that tho Grant head,
with which it is stamped is badly etch
ed. Tho general color of the bill is a
little too light.
Watches at Vantilburg & Davison.
TIIK ItAILIlOADS AUK COMINO.
Surveyors on the Southern Tactile Com
plete Their Labors.
N. C. Eads, chief engineer, F. V.
Schuyler and G. A. Streitz, of tho South
ern Pacific surveying parly, arrived iu
tho city from Prescott. They have com
pleted the survey and aro here to com
plete the footing up of field notes.
Whether they will begin work im
mediately on the grnding is not defi
nitely known, but tlio grade stakes are
already Bet and thero is nothing now
apparent to prevent activo work within
a few days.
Prcsro'tt people think this will be the
first nortli and south road completed
and tho coining of this partv to Phucnix
would indicate they meant luBine8.
The prospect for an early building
and completion of both lines was never
brighter than at present, and before
the peoplo of this city know it, trains
will be running on the two lineB and
Phcenix will bo a railroad center.
DK. TITUS' FUNKItAf..
Ills Ileinalns Iteach Sacramento Iu Safety
Where They Await Hurlal.
A letter from I. 8. Titus, Jr., says
that the Masons received Dr. Titus'
body at tho depot on ils arrival and it is
now lying in state at the Masonic tem
ple where the body will remain until
Saturday, May 1, when thofunoral is
intended to bo ono of tholarettMasonic
affairs that havo taken place fOr a long
time as lodges are coining from all di
Clocksj Vantilburg & Davisom
AND NOMINATE A SUKE TICKET.
Frank KIrkland, Treasurer, George
E. M. Mills, C. Eschnian and Frank
A. Phillips for tho City
The Republican city convention was
called to order last night by G. V. II.
Shaver, secretary of the city central
committee, and nominations made for
chairman. Judge J. B. Early and Geo.
F. Coats were nominated and tiie vote
stood 14 for Coats and 25 for Early.
Georgo Kirkland was elected secretary.
After thoreadingof the call of tho city
committee nominations wero made in
order of the call.
The first nomination was for mayor.
In a short speech, in which ho paid a
high compliment to his character as a
citizen and a man. T. J. Wolfley nomi
nated Hon. J. D. Monilion. The men
tion of Monition's name brought out en
thusiastic applause. On motion of L.J.
Wood and I A. lime tho nomination
was declared unanimous. Cries of
"Monihon." "Monihon." then resound
ed through tho hall. The new mayor
elect came forth and made a brief but
pointed speech. Ho favored nro?resg
and economy at tho samo time. Ho
wanted to see Phoenix keep apace with
tho times, and jf elected ho would do
his share. His speech was greeted witli
Frank Kirkland received tho unani
mous nomination for city treasurer.
Kirkland's name likewise brought out
The nomination o! citv marshal was
filled with tho same enthusiasm by the
name of popular Geo. Hamlin. Geo.
tried to make a speech of declination,
hut they wouldn't have it and sat down
on him vociferously.
A motion then carried that a fifteen
minute recess bo taken to allow each
ward to present names for councihnen,
and likewise two names from each ward
for the city central committee.
When tho convention reconvened,
the committee made the following re
For councilman from the second ward.
For councilman from the third ward,
Frank A. Phillips.
For councilman from the fourth ward,
E. M. Mills.
First ward C. J. Dyer, J. W. Bolton.
Second ward L. J. Wood, Geo. Ber
nard. Third ward Thos. Malloy, W. O.
Fourth ward W. L. Vail, F'rank
Committeo-nun-at-large G. V. II.
Tho reports of tho committees were
unanimously adopted and an adjourn
ment taken sine die.
Tho convention was in session a little
jess than an hour and presented a strik
ing contrast in harmony and rapidity of
movement to tlio turbulent scene en
acted in tho Democratic camp Wednes
day. In fact thero was no scramble or
ill temper. The best of feeling ran
throughout tho entire proceedings and
the body adjourned jubilant over the
nomination of a good ticket and almost
Fou male cheap A lot of counters
and shelving. Enquire at tho old
grocery stand of G. V. II. Shaver, next
door east of Goldman & Co.
Tho S. F. & P. P. graders expect to
reach Prescott by July 4.
The British-American society has ad
Some substantial improvements in
the way of grading have been dono re
The chamber of commerce will meet
on Monday night. Tecy contemplate
ordering a number of pamphlets similar
to those issued some time ago.
It is rumored tho Democratic candi
dates put up quite liberally and no
doubttho reluctant voter will be intimi
dated as usual with dos pesos.
The lire department will hold a regu
lar meeting on Monday next. This is
the time for election of officers and no
doubt there will be a full attendance,
The boys who have been disturbing
the peaceful slumbers of some of the
citizens on Cortez street would better
look out or they will get into trouble.
Tlio elegant mansion of Y. T.vSmitli
is almost completed, and some or the.
rooms have already been finished. This
is ono of tho finest residences in the city.
Cattle aro now coming in from the
mountains in good condition, and feed
ers aro selling at $1.75 strong. Home
buyers are handling most ol thoiraueat
On Monday evening, Garden Vallcv
lodge No. 1, 1. O. G. T., will enjoy a
feast of strawberries and cream after
installation of officers, but only mem
bers will bo admitted.
Drunks aud irregularities nro a little
scarce on the eve of election. Only ono
case yesterday. He will get out in time
to vote on Tuesday evening, it ms name
is on the great register.
The Prescott stage upset last Tuesday
night and spilt out the six passengers.
No one was hurt but they all took a walk
of two miles to tho next station. F. C.
L. Sergeant was among the walkers.
Jas. McClintock, who has for tho past
few months been engaged iu teaching in
tlio northern part of tho territory, lias
returned to Phoenix land accepted A
position ou the Gazette a9 hook-keener,
and collector. fr?
The Democratic central committee
held a meeting yesterday afternoon, cnt
3 o'clock, with closed doors. Tfle eDjct
of the meeting was to formulate HiMu
of campaign and to raise theflSOwto.
necessary to carry out, tneir ecneww tjf
Tho Historical society is rewlrl-if
no doubt soon have aCaninletefbl,
of Arizona. As this wo8"mp'rWMt.
ment Arizona has more hJVrv,UiariL
the other coast or slope s&Wtyfftudfter-'
ritories together. w-jjjMK
Unity lodge No. 11. 1. O. G: Wwhicli
has been meeting in Wilson dWtrict.i
will change to the school house irrdis
trict 14. noith of the asvlumtoniirht.
and a delegation of Phoenix Good Tern-.
plars will be in attendance to ossiei;
mem ro get seuieu in tneir new-quarters.
The Indian school at the West End
house has been closed during tho past
few days as Prof. Rich is moving his
uusky chargea to more commodious
quarters erected for them three miles
north of tho city. The new building
which has just lieen completed is a fine
one and cost the United States govern
government over $22,000. Other build
ings contemplated on the 160 acre farm
will make tho entire expenditure reach
The ISmlge of Honor.
Quite a noticeable feature of the pic
nic of tho East End school was the
wearing of a badge labelled "Honor."
Upon inquiry it was ascertained that
these wore presented by Professor Woll
man to boys who did not "play for
keeps" during the term beginning after
the holidays. As there were quite a
number it seems the evils of gambling
havo been pretty well taught at the
East End school.
Rings, Vantilburg & Davison.
DAY l'OIt TIIE
Kxerclse at the Three Hchools I'lcnles
at Two or Them A Successful Term
Yesterday was a gala day for the
schools of Phoenix. lhe threo schools
each held closing exercises, and n picnic
dinner was given by both the East and
West End schools.
At the Central school tho exercises
were early in tho day on oceount of the
picnic dinners at both tho other schools.
They consisted of recitations, orations,
novelty entertainment, and good bre
addresses, in which considerable feeling
was exhibited by both teachers and pu
pils. At the West End school the picnic was
held in the Hosea Greenhaw giovo one
mile southwest of tho city. Thero was
a large attendance of parents and
friends, as well as pupils, from tho cen
tral school. Tho exercises were of an
excellent cnaracter anu nigiiiy appre
ciated. Swings and everything necessary for
the amutement of the children were
provided and nothing was left undone
to contribute to their comfort. Miss
Horence Mann, tho principal of this
school, was aoiy assisted by the veteran
pedagogue of the territory, Prof. Marcus
Martin, and the lady teachers of the
At the East End school house the pic
nic was held iu the Phoenix park and
was enjoyed by hundreds of citizens.
Elaborate preparations were mado in
the provisions for seating tho throne
The improvised tabtes wero laden with
luxuries aud everyono heartily enjoyed
Tho following is the excellent pro
gram oi the closing exercises of the.
feast ,nu 8CI1001
Song . ...
- - ... i . ..School
Salutation. lieu Porter
Keciutlou ...Adda Ollbcrt
Recitation Deborah Irvine
Song Children of First Grade
Recitation Eugene Kedewlll
"Going on an Errand."
Recitation Jennie. Wilson
"Right Living "
Recitation .Ernest Stroud
"Sweet-heart Mother. '
Dialogue Eight boi and .woglria
"Make the Best of It."
Recitation Howard Long
-.aiary v ou ieeno xtain.
"iio me body's Mother."
"Over Field and Meadow "
Recitation .... .Edgar Holcn
"My First Plpo."
Recitation .. Walter Logan
"A BroVen hearted Dutchman."
DIncted by Mlsstiarllck.
Song . School
Valedictory Frank Olbbs
Following tho abovo program an
abundant tcpast of good things was
3pread upon tables by the good tilings
of the district.
Tho afternoon wag spent in games,
etc., till 2:30 o'clock when five street
cars were in readiness to take all to their
homes. Children were taken from the
East End schools to tho nark at 10
The schools of the citv have been ablv
conducted during the year just closed
and the schools of Phoenix will compare
very favorably with those of the older
states. While the majority of the teach
ers employed dining the past year were
ladifp they have shown an equal ability
both to control nnd instruct.
Mrs. Chas. I fay den and Mrs. Col.
Atkinson of Tcmpe camo over on tho
morning train yesterday nnd returned
in the evening.
R. J. Long, of Gray's Harbor. Wash
ington, arrived on tho morning train
yesterday. He is looking for a location
to go into the mercantile business nnd
is well pleased with Phoenix;
W. P. and J. P. ICing will leave Mon
day morning over tlio Black canon stage
route for Prenrott. They will vi"it
Flagstaff, Williams and all tho towns
and mining camps of any importance in
the northern part of tho territory.
D. 0.i Williams has accepted n posi
tion inlho quartermaster's department
In San. Francisco and will leave this city
May 6. Mr. Williams is n bright young
business man and n leader in society .
He will be missed by his many friends,
who wish him success iu the Gate Citv.
Miss Mary Etter. daughter of Hon. E.
M. Etter of this cily,nrrived yesterday
front Jasper county, Missouri, wliero
. . t
sho' has been engaged in tcachln
tastier county ranks fin-t in education
';. .. .... . ..
all the counties ol .Missouri, no tiouut
Miea Kiior iannitn ntniirli.nt ami will
iw a valuable iiiTiuisUioti to the able
corp of tcachcru of the Valley,
8U Relent No lurclie'spTiU'j.
'ifc -4A.j. -nt
v T TBi" x OK.
' W -5
had to traverse L
nines in wagons,
lhe railroads had notvt
west oi me Missouri andk
Mails were infrequent'iHAL
and newspapers thero wen?rTp
The barbarous' Apaches vaj
the roads and travel "was perilouify
The only evidence of cultivation
the abandoned canals of a prehistoric
rncu uuu mu uaKeu eartn . wuicil lUUj
i 1 r ,. ,.: . , .
iuui luiujcny cuiiivaicu. r St
There were no houses ahdno furni
ture, and in fact nono of the comfortfof
civilization to which they hadrbeeif Ac
The skeleton of civil
a feeble imitation and
at Santa Fe.
Military protection was Ecar'cc ai
There was no mill to grind (rain, no
distillery to make whiskey, no brewery
to manufacture beer.
Neither churches nor school houses
relieved the dreary prospect, and tho
meequite trees gavo but nn imperfect
shade. . , . -
The only music that cheered the night ,
was the incessant howling of gangs of
It required stout hearts and strong
arms in the midst of this cheerless des
olation to set to work without adequate
tools, with insufficient subsistence, nnd
surrounded by barbarous foes, to build
homes in this wilder lice and procure
the Decenaries of life; but the early
settlers proved equal to the emerg
ency. The desolation of the country, th
danger of the Apaches, and the fear ,f
wild beasts and reptiles, wcie not all
they had to contend with.
Civil war was impending aud settlers
were not agreed among themselves
which sido they -would take. Some
were trom the north and some wero
from the south: and the natural sym
pathies of mankind are with home and
In the discussion of tiic subject strifes
Erequently arose and sometimes ened in
At the beginning of tlio war (June
1801) the few troops of the United States
stationed in tho territory were ordered
to "abandon tho conntrv, burn every
thing between the Colorado and the Kio
Grande that would subtst nn enemv,
and not to allow any citizen within
three miles of their lines."
Tlio few settlers in tho country were
left to be killed and plundered by the
It is almost impossible at thie day to
realize the barbarism aud desolation
There was neither civil nor military
government nnd man waB relegated to
his original condition of savagery.
Railroads aro extended on two line
through the territory and cross roads
are being constructed as rapidly as" re
quired. 'The mails from the Atlantic
cities reach the remotest postoffico in
Arizona in le?s than a week. Tho tele
graph and the telepliono arc here where
ever they are needed. The mills grind
day and night. The churches of every
denomination ornament every town and
valley, irrigating canals fructify the
earth aud the crops are more abundant
per acre than any other part of tho
world. Tho mines have been partially
opened and yeld every mineral that is
UBeful to man. The native grasses sup
ply sustenance for hundreds of thous
ands of horses, castle, sheep and goats.
Orchards have been planted and yield
so abundantly that the only question is
to find a market for the fruit. Vine
yards are flourishing and we shall soon
have wine for exportation.
Industrial enterprises havo been pro
jected and with enterprise we can soon
make our own sugar, bacon, lard, to
bacco, whUkey. beer and the other nec
essaries of life.
Wool can be shipped abroad, but a
woolen mill will not be long in coming.
Cotton can bo raised and manufac
tured n the country.
Tne I'ima inuians (lid it centuries
New and unique resources aio being
developed every day.
The canaigre plant will supply tannic
acid for tan yards, medicine for the nf-
meted, ilyea for cloth, snult lor catarrh,
powder for tho teeth and perhaps an
element in generating electricity.
The university ol Arizona will spread
practical scientific knowledge: nnd thu
public schools nro not excelled in tho
Looking at it "Then and Now," there
are solid reasons for encouragement,
and groat inducement jor labor, for after
all, labor is the only capital and In
custry is the only road to comfort.
A more concentrntedi effort would
bring more rapid prosperity.
j II. 1 .
Fob sale chcai1 A lot of counters
and ehelving. Enquire at the old
grocery etand of G. V. II. Shaver, next
door eaet of Goldman & Co.
The victor and tlio vanquished after
Tue?da 'selection will meet together nt
the Opera house at 8 o'clock in tlio eve
ning to shake hands.
Cool, nlcelv furnished rooms inTadobol
house, witli privileges of bath.f OjlPat
Pha - nix hotel. rfJ0
Strnwlierry baskets, trce
and nil kinds of dried p- '
boxes, at Holmrs & Li
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