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FOURTH YEAR. PHCENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1894. VOL. IV. NO. 305. GUARANTEED TO WASH. WAERANTED NOT TO EIP AND NO BUTTONS COME OFF. TR Y A. PAIR, And be sure to read our sign at the door. mm m era m Remember Our Free Employment Office. The L0I10 and SHORT of It. , LLtt That for seasanable goods BENRYKKM is HEADQUARTERS! Call and examine oar REFRIGERATORS Granite Garden Hose. Vapor Stoves. Paints. Barb Wire. Building Hardware. Agricultural Implements. BANKING. Tames A. Fleming, President P. .1. i ole, Vice-President. E. J. BENNlTT.Cashisr WML M1M THE ONLY United Stales I VITRIOL-KISSED. Terrible Crime of Eli Rochefort Last Night. Blanche Renaud Disfig ured and Blinded. Baptized With Sulphuric Acid by Her Former Fiance. rhe Fiend Afterward Returns Commit Murder and Is Cap tured and Jailed. to IN ARIZONA. epositary Paid Up Capital, - - $100,000 U. S. Bonds to Secure Deposits, 50,000 Depositary for the Territorial Funds. The only Siael-Lined Vaults and Steel Safety Deposit Boxes in Arizona. laterest Paid on fa Deposits. jPhcenix. General Banting Business. A-rizona. Eli Rochefort was horridly avenged upon Blanche Renaud last night. The woman lies in a Jackson street brothel fearfully disfigured. Her face is marked by splashes of sulphuric acid, and whether she will ever see again is matter of conjecture. The vitriol fiend is in jail raving and cursing the woman and those who pre vented him from carrying out his scheme of murdar. The peculiar and illicit relations which have existed between this man and woman are understood by most readers of The Republican. Not long ago Rochefort was an honest and pros perous ranchman near Phoenix. For years Blanche Renaud, or Louise Huson, has been a prostitute. He became en amored of her and desired to marry her. The plan was acceptable to her for a singular and sentimental reason. She has a son in school at Denver. He is coming to an age at which he will inquire into his mother's life and she prefers that he should know her as the honest wife ot a ranch man rather than as a prostitute. But Rochefort became contaminated by his associations. The gay and idle iife of a French mac came to present a more roseate view to him than the existence of a farmer. At last he proposed to her to become her pimp and not her husband ; to give up his farm and she to give up her aspirations for an honest life. She rejected the latter proposition, sickened of him and tried to cast him off. In the meantime she had secured a deed to his ranch during his period of infatuation. A few months ago he be gan trying to have it annulled and a few days ago during the present term of court succeeded in having it set aeide. He had previously made an assault uoon her and was bound over to the territorial grand jury which last Satur day ignored the charge against him. Whether emboldened by his success in litigation or driven by a recurrence of his infatuation for the woman he called early yesterday afternoon at the room occupied bv his victim and Diana Duranisel another French woman. Both were afraid of him though he was un armed. He spent the afternoon in the room and the time was employed drink ing wine. Shortlv before sundown be took up a large black bottle which he had brought with him and asked the women if they would have a drink of whisky. Both declined. Next he called Blanche Renaud to him and said : "Let's make up ; I'll pay you back the $500 you let me have and we'll be good friends again. Come and kiss me." With a gestuie as if to throw his arm about her he suddenly seized the black bottle with the other hand and dashed the burning fluid into her face. From a lover he was transformed into a demon. The long narrow neck of the bot tle prevented a copious discbarge and he poured the liquid into his hand and threw it in the face of the screaming woman who was now shield ing her eves with her hands. He also tried, unsuccessfully, to blind the other French woman with the liquid, and dashed out of the door and ran away. The agony of Blanche Renaud waB terrible, but her companion, fearing that the fiend would return again, locked the door, and no alarm was given. Rochefort had been seen running away from the house, and half an hour afterward J. A. Porterie, hearing of it, called to see what had happened. While he was still there inquiring into the outrage Diana Dumnisel looked out of the window and screamed : "My God! Here he comes again!" This time Rochefort was on horseback lead ing another horse. He had a double- barreled shotgun lving across the oacK of the horse he was riding. He rode in front of the house and called out jeer ingly: "How you feel, eh? I'll kill you this time." Mr. Porterie ran out before he could dismount from his horse, and to awe the would be murderer em ployed the majesty of the French offi cial form of arrest : "Au nom de la loie rendez-vous (give yourself up in the name of the law)." When Mr. Porterie approached him Rochefort tried to level the gun but on hearing the familiar French, desisted and a struggle ensued for the possession of the gun. Mr. Porterie was unable to take the weapon from him but Roche fort agreed to remove the loads. Porterie jumped behind a tree and Rochefort faithfully removed the charges and accompanied Mr. Porterie to jail. On their wav they called on Attorney Damron, who represented him in all his recent litigation. The victim of the vitriol was attended by Dr. Helm, who thinks that her eye sight may possibly be saved but the ter rible disfiguration will be permenent. The carpet in the room and the cloth ing of both women were splattered and burnt by the powerful fluid. The quart bottle in which it was con tained was full when Rochefort began operations and less than half of it re mains. An effort was made last night to find out where it had been purchased but none of the druggists in the city had sold any sulphuric acid yesterday or recently. It is suspected that it was obtained for Rochefort by a friend. This suspicion is based on the circum stance that less than a week ago the suspected purchaser visited an assayer's office and made inquiry concerning the effect of venous strong acids upon the human skin. For months Rochefort has threatened his victim with vitriol and it is possible that be has had it in his possession ever since this plan of revenge occurred to him. He was seen at the jail last night. He was greatlv excited but whether drunk or insane was sufficiently cautious to refuse to talk about his crime. The Other view. Mr. A. Starkweather called at The Republican office yesterday to correct certain inferences likely to be drawn from the report of the arrest of Geo. Beckers one of whose bondsmen was Mr. Starkweather. It was stated that Beckers had jumped his bail twice and that each time the bond was forfeited but was found uncollectable. As a matter of fact there was no forfeiture. Mr. Starkweatherexplains that Beckers' failure to appear for trial the first time was because the notice to him from his attorney of the date of the trial was delayed. He appeared later but the case had been continued. No notice at all was sent him the next time and he supposed the case against him was dis missed. As to the validity of the bond, Mr. Starkweather is the owner of a sec tion of land of which mention was made in the article referred to. This repres ent:) an expenditure in purchase and improvements of $5,000. Beside this Mr. Starkweather is the owner of a valuable and well stocked ranch on the Yuma road and is amply able to meet his obligations of every character. The present bondsmen of Becker are Mr. Starkweather, C. H. Gray and F. L. Warner. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Yesterday's Was a Purely Bus iness Session. The New Rosier of Grand Officers- Reports From Various offi cials of the Order. IT DIDN'T ITCH. Senator Hunton Claims to Have Been Tempted A Mysterious Person Of fers $75,000 For the Virginian's Influence Against the Tariff Bill. Insurance. The Untouched Senator Declines to Furnish Information Which May Damage His Tempter. The third day's session of the Grand lodge, Knights of Pythias, was devoted entirely to business in the shape of re ports of grand officers and the annual election. The first report was that of J. J. Hill, K. of R. and S. The report shows that there are twelve subordinate lodges in i the territory and that the financial con dition of them and the Grand lodge is extremely flattering. Among its rec ommendations are that district dep uties be required to visit each lodge in the district at least once a year; that the number of representatives to the Grand lodge be reduced ; that the terms of office of subordinate lodge officers be made one year, and that a committee be appointed to revise the constitution. Other facts gathered from the report are that there are in the territory 437 knights in good standing 122 past chan cellors. During the paBtyear there have been expelled, none; deceased, 2; sus pended, 28; withdrawn, 9; re-instated, 4; admitted by card, 3; initiated, 11. He also reports the death of P. C. ChaB. H. Williams Tucson lodge No. 9. The report of the G. M. of E. shows the funds on hand to amount to $2,000. Ralph W. A. Hall was admitted to the grand lodge rank at the request of the grand lodge of California. The following appointments to fill va cancies on standing committees were announced by the grand chancellor: Law and Supervision Past S. R., B. A. Ficke.s, No. 1 ; Past G. C, F. B. Se- crist, No. 7; P. C, L. B. Hayes, No. 9. Finance, Mileage and Per Diem P. C, J. J. Hickey, No. 2; P. C, Chas. H. Akers, No. 1; P. C, Fred Fleshman, No. 9. Appeals and Grievances P. C, John Duke, No. 14; P. C, M. Lamont, No. 9; P. C.j W. M. Johnston, No. 14; P. C, C. A. Bush, No. 15; P. C, B. Hattick, No. 10. State of the Order P. C. W. D. Monmonier, No. 4; P. C, W. M. John ston, No. 14 ; P. C, John M. Atkens, No. 1 ; P. C, A. H. Smith. No. 12; P. C, W. A. McGinnis, No. 2. Petitions P. C, Fred Fleshman, No. 9; P. C, A. W. Byers, No. 2; P.O., John Currv, No. 10; P. C, A. Went worth, No. 4; P. C, J. H. Bishop, No. 7. Foreign Correspondence P. C., John J. Hill (ex-officio) ; P. C, W. M. John stone, No. 14; P. C. T. J. Coulter, No. 15. Uniform and Endowment Ranks P. C, L. L. Terrall, No. 14; P. G. C, F. P. Secrist, No. 7 ; P. C, Peter Hook, No. 4. Special Com. on G. L. Reoresenta tives Past S. R. to S. L.. B. A. Fickas ; P. G. C, Frank P. Secrist and G. C. The annual election of grand officers occurred in the afternoon and resulted as follows : G. C. Geo. Schuerman; G. V. C, F. Fleishman ; G. K. of R. and S., W. M. Johnston ; G. M. of E. ; W. D. Monmo nier; G. M. at A., E. L. Branch ; G. P., C. Strong; G. I. G.;T. J. Coulter; G. O. G.. J. H. Bishop. There yet remains a great deal more business to be transacted, so that an adjournment will not likely be reached before tomorrow afternoon. Many of the visiting Knights laBt night attended a ball at the park, given by the local wheelmen's club in honor of the visiting cyelists from the north. By the Associated Prefs. Washington, May 16. Senator Hun ton talked freely today about an at tempt made to bribe him to vote against the tariff bill. The matter first came to his attention about a month ago through a letter from his son dated at Warrenton.'Va., the home of the senator and his son. He im mediately laid the matter before six or eight of his most intimate friends in the senate that they might know what was going on. The senator says that he never saw the man who offered the bribe and de clined to give the man's name but said all negotiations, if the proceedings may be called such, were conducted through his son. The would-be-briber, the senator said, went to Warrenton early in April carrying a letter of introduc tion from a man in Washington whom Mr. Hunton did not know any better than the man he introduced. He pro fessed to want to employ -Mr. Hunton as attorney in a land case in which he was interested. After talking a short time on this topic, he brought up the tariff bill, to which be was opposed. He said that the bill" never would pass, and that there was an argument to be brought against the bill which had not yet been used, but which would dispose of it ef fectually. Asked by Mr. Hunton's son what the argument was, be said he would give it to him if he would send it to his father. He then proposed to pay Senator Hunton $75,000 for his op position to the tariff bill, and Mr. Hun ton immediately informed his father of the proposition. The person to whom the description of the alleged wou'id-be coiruptionist best applies is Major J. A. .Bultz, of Bultzville, North Dakota. He was once a member of congress from South Caro lina, and now follows the occupation of farming. He has spent considerable time in Washington of late in lobbying. His principal efforts have been to re open a contest over the town site at Great Falls, Mont. The House. Washington, May 16. The house to day passed a bill for the validation of affidavits made before United States commissioners in all land entries. A joint resolution authorizing the investi gation of the industrial depression, was reported from the committee on labor. Mr. Springer gave notice that early next week he will call up a bill to remit ten per cent of the tax on state bank circulation. Then the house went into a committee of the whoje on the agri cultural appropriation bill. At 5 o'clock the house adjourned. The Good WorK Goes On. Washington, May 16. The rate on olive oil reduced on the original senate bill to 25 per- cent advalorem was re' stored to 35 cents per gallon. The house rate on peppermint oil of 25 per cent was also restored. Mr. Perkins Republican of California thanked Mr. Jones for restoring the duty on olive oil LOCAL BRIEFS. License to marry was issued yester day Joseph M. Balsz and Carmelita M. Duarte. We have not stopped selling furni ture. See our chamber sets. Ham- brook & Shorr. Herbert G. Feekings, a native of Canada, yesterday declared his inten tion of becoming a oitizen of the United States. J. J. Gardiner has beun the founda tion for a three-story brick building ad joining his three-story mill on the north. It will be used for the electric plant and for a part of the mill machinery. The territorial board of education will hold an examination in Tucson and Phoenix on Wednesday, June 6, for the benefit of all teachers who desire life diplomas. The apDlicants will have to write on the subjects of Pedagogy. His tory of Education, School Economy and school ijovernment. lhe examination will begin at 9 a. m. and continue till 4 p. m. district court. The lew fork Life Insurance Company. BOOM I LEWIS, General Managers For Arizona. Rooms 5 and 6 Fleming Block. Money Loaned on Policies at 5 per cent per annum. Call and see us if you want To Place a Gilt-Edged Loan shown that the forgery was committed by Green it would yet appear that he had nothing to gain by it and the persona to whom the forged paper was issued could lose nothing since it was drawn in payment of a debt owed by Green and which would still remain against him. PERSONAL. S. C. Riggan, wife and child, of Flor ence, are stopging at the Lemon hotel. C. C. Carpenter, the Santa Fe en thusiast was in town yssterday. District Attorney Hereford of Pima county was in the city yesterday on legal business. Al. Smith returned yesterday from California where he hs been for a vear past. He says Phoenix is the place ior him. Hon. Francis J. Heney after an ab sence of several weeks at Washington on territorial business arrived in the city yebterday. Henry F. Westheimer, of the whole sale liquor firm of F. Westheimer & Sons, St. Joseph, Mo., arrived in town yesterday on his regular tour. B. W. Tichenor, court reporter of the First judicial district came in yesterday morning to assist in the affairs of tha United States marshal's office. 1 Commercial hotel guests yesterday ' were C. C. Carpenter, El Paso ; F. H. Ransom and W. J. Barrett, San Fran cisco; H. B. Tenney, Frank H. Heie ford, B. W. Tichenor, Francis J. Heney, Tucson ; C. N. Woelker, Riverside, Cal. ; W. B. Creager, Albuquerque. THE CITY COUNCIL. The War Against Unlicensed Dogs Is Renewed. An important meeting of the city council was held last night. The ap pointment of a city engineer was again postponed on account of the absence of Messrs. Goldberg and Lewis. The con tracts with the city sprinkler and the city scavenger were signed and the bond of the city recorder wag approved. An ordinance licensing dogs was passed. It differs from previous legislation by the introduction of a clause requiring dogs to be muzzled within certain pe riods. The contract with the Blinn Lumber company for supplying the city witb lumber, was reconsidered, for the reason that the bid of H. W. Ryder & Co. was afterward discovered to be sim ilar. The recorder was directed to make another proposal for bids. The meeting adjourned until two o'clock thiB afternoon. H. Mac Davenport has taken charge of the Phoenix Light and Power com pany's works, vice H. Ohnick, who has resigned. All complaints should be made to him at the office, room 17, Na tional Bank of Arizona building. Awarded Highest Honors World' Fair. Circulating library onen daily and Wednesday and Saturday evenings at corner of First avenue and Jefferson streets. Loache, the Indian Convicted of Manslaughter. Yesterday in district court was con sumed by the close of the trial of Loche. the Indian charged with mur der, and the beginning of that of Moses Green for forgery. Loache was found guilty of man slaughter. The evidence in the case of Greene was all in and the arguments will begin this morning. The case, is peculiar from the fact that a forgery is admitted but the defense claims it "was committed by a man named Plummer whose present whereabouts is a subject of conjecture. The defense also Bets np the theory that even if it could be DE CREAM MEM mm MOST PERFECT MADE. A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant. 40 YEARS THE STANDARD.