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THE- ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. PIICENTX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1894. VOL. V. NO. 103. FOURTH YEAR. FOILED ROBBERS. They Were Met by Thor ough Preparation. A Traitor Had Given the Holdup Away. Two Previous Attempts Had Been Hindered by Rain. Missouri Farmers Would Revive the Methods of Their Distinguished Countryman, Jesse James. By the Associated Press. Corina, Mo., Sept. 18. The Colorado and Utah express on the Santa Fe was held dp this morning. There was a company spy on the train and the banditB were met with a hail of buck shot. They Bhot Engineer Prescott but not fatally. The company got the news of the proposed hold-up and were pre pared. The robbers told Prescott to hold up and instantly fired. Prescott fell and Detective Kinney bounded to the top of the tender and fired buck shot full in the robber's face. He got away. A general fuiilade followed. The robbers hastily retreated in the brush, the detectives pursuing. Five farmers living north of Aara bella, Mo., are the robbers. Charles Abrahams and Lincoln Overfive were captured this morning at Memphis, Mo., Abrahams was wounded six times and cannot live. Eleven nights ago the bandits started to ride across the country. The rain was falling and when the cavalcade was within seven miles of the railroad track they decided to return, knowing it would be easy to track them in the mud. The trail which was followed by the oificers the .next day indicated that there were eight men in the party. Last Saturday morning was the sec ond time the affair waa billed to come off, but the rain again prevented an attack. Detective Kinney was badly chagrined when the train passed the point at which, according to the pro gram, the train should have been flagged. He was disguised as a fireman on the engine that night. An officer was also hiding in the tender, and in Bide the express car were seven more officers armed to the teeth. The point at which the train was to be held up was admirably situated for that pur pose. It is nearly three weeks since the Santa Fe and Wells Fargo officials re ceived a tip that a raid waB contem plated. Since then the express car, whether inhabited by Detective Kin ney's men or not, has been a regular arsenal. Every night at least his half dozen secret service men have climbed aboard at different points along the line east of Fort Madison and scattered themselves through the train, reclining in chair and smoking cars. Detective Kinney's spy gave him twenty-four hours' notice of the two premeditated raids, spoiled by rain, and then a full force was on hand, but the railroad and express people were taking no chances. When the danger point bad been passed the men would drop off at different stations, working back east along the road in daytime and repeating the operation the next night. Passed a Wretched Night. Kansas City, Sept. 18. When the waylaid train reached this city, Kansas City passengers were not loth to leave it after their night of suspense. Several, aa they expressed themselves to an As sociated Press reporter, passed the worst night of their lives and for a time thought it would be their last. MARRIED ON HIS DEATHBED. f Instead of a Bridal Tour There Was a Funeral. Scranton, Pa., Sept., 18. W. H. Thompson, late chairman of the Lacka wanna county Peoples Party, whose funeral occurred today, was a printer, and previous to his sickness published the Industrial News. When be was taken sick Mrs. Mary McQuade, an as sistant at the place where Thompson dined, undertook to nurse him. The woman's husband had deserted her afier their marriage in Wilkesbarre in 1891. .Since then nothing has been heard of him. Between Thompson and his nurse there arose a strong friendship, which was prevented from becoming a more tender attachment because of the woman's previous marriage. However, she had previously entered divorce proceedings, but through the law's delays the decree was not granted until Monday forenoon. Then a proxy for Thompson and Mrs. M-cQuade secured a marriage license, and at noon Rev. Mr. Partridge, of the Baptist church, married them. Thre hours later Thompson died, but whatever he pos sessed and his life insurance he nad previously willed to the woman he mar ried on his deathbed. SYSTEMATIC STEALING. Bicycle Thieves Operating In Vari ous Cities Arrested. Washington, Sept. 18. There seems to be a well organized band of bicycle thieves in this city and Baltimore. Harrv Ellis this afternoon rented a wheel of Winthrope & Co., No. 23S0 Seventh street, and when arrested he was preparing to take the train with the wheel for Baltimore. In an interview this afternoon he ad mitted that he had taken several other bicycles from this city and Harrisburg, Pa., to a general store on Cantwell street at Baltimore, and that himself and his brother James were carrying on this business for some time past. They were formerly from Chicago where they also carried on this plan. One or the other of the brothers would go to some large city rent a wheel and carry the same to their general store. Upon investigation at their headquarters at Baltimore it was learned this state of affairs existed. There were Beveral wheels of the latest designs and most expensive make found. This afternoon James Ellis was arrested for being an accomplice of his brother, but upon giving $500 bond was released from custody. CALLED ON THE EDITOR, A Slavonian Journalist Em ploys American Methods. He Shoots and Fatally Wounds a Countryman Who Takes Ex ception to an Article. By the Associated Press. San Francisco, Sept., 18. B. M. Gopchevitch, editor of a Slavonian newspaper called Sebin-Americanic, to day shot and wounded R. Bulich, a countryman. Bulich was wounded in the head and hand and will probably die. The shooting grew out of an article published in Gopchevitch's paper. The shooter was arrested. The trouble be tween the two men is of long standing. At one time they threatened to fight a duel. NO BLOWN OUT CAS. A Countryman Brings a Candle With Him to Avoid Trouble. Baltimore, Sept. 18. A countryman wearing a dusty sombrero, yellowing clothes and heavy boots stepped abhore from the steamer B. S. Ford and regis tered at the Fountain hotel, Pratt and Calvert streets, last night. He had beard about the results of blowing out the gas and then going to bed. To make sure of no casualty he brought with him a candle from his home in Kent county. While moving aronnd his room in the hotel with the lighted candle in his hand he ran into the mosquito netting. It blazed to the ceiling and set the bed and bedding on fire. There were cries of fire, a rnsh for water, and the flames were extin guished with great difficulty. POPPER CITED FOR CONTEMPT He Refuses to Take the Grand Jury Into His Confidence. San Francisco, Sept. 18. Max Pop per, a Democratic politician, has been cited to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt of court in refusing to answer questions put to him by the grand jury in relation to the charge that he and others had paid out money to be used in bribing the super visors in the interest of their street sweeping contract. The citation was made returnable Monday next. NATURAL GAS EXPLODES. Family Burled In Debris and Two Fatally Injured. Anderson, Ind., Sept. 18. 1 terrific natural gas explosion occurred at Alex andria, near here, this morning. The Free & Calloway block was completely wrecked and the family of E. O. Mey ers, which lived in the block, was bur ied in the debris. The members were rescued at 8 o'clock. Two of them were fatally hurt. They are E. O, Meyers and his sister. The Western Union telegraph office, United States express office, a hardware store and Free & Calloway's bank were com pletely destroyed. Loss, $18,000. BUT NOT OREGON. The Banks May Run the National Government. BufThey Will Fall Down Before Pennqyer. He Will Inquire Into the Char acter of Deposits. Those or Intestate Depositors Will Be Declared Escheated to Mr. Pennoyer's Commonwealth. By the Associated Press. Portland, Sept. 18. An information with interrogatories and an order of court made by Judge Stearns were served on a number of banks in this city today by District Attorney Hume, ap pearing for the state of Oregon. The information purports to be issued by directions of Governor Pennoyer. It alleges that the banks for the past seven years have received divers and sundry deposits, the depositors of which have died intestate in this state, and that said deposits are in the custody of the banks; that the deposits have es cheated to the state of Oregon, and that in order to recover said escheated prop erty, it is necessary to institute ac tions at law. Governor Pennoyer today said : . "The instructions given by me to the district attorney to file a bill of discov ery requiring bank officers to answer certain interrogatories I was compelled by law to give, and no interference will be allowed in regard to the matter. If the courts issue definite orders and the bank officers disregard them, they must be punished for contempt of court ; and, if there is no law sufficient to compel the answer, I will ask the next legisla ture to enact one. If, however, the courts trifle with the law by not stipu lating a definite and limited time, I will ask the next legislature to remove the recalcitrant juaKs from office. The law must be enforced.: The banks may run the Federal government, but 1 do not propose that they will run the state of Oregon so long as I am governor." It is nnnerstood that twenty-seven banks in this district have been served with notice and others throughout the state will receive a similar notice. CRUSHED BENEATH A CAR. A San Franciscan Who Made a Fatal Display of His Agility. San Francisco j '-Sept. 18. Freddie Holm, a 12-year-old boy, was killed this afternoon by a Mission street elec tric car. He was jumping on and off the car when he fell underneath the wheels. His head was crushed to a pulp and his limbs were broken in a dozen places. A DARING YOUTH. He Has Visited Every Important Country of the World. Philadelphia, Sept. 18. The Nor wegian steamship Forbuna, from Java, landed Arthur Vincent, a New York boy who has circled the globe without a cent of money. He left New York two years ago at the age of 14, and the testimonials he carried with him are sufficient proof of his travels. Since he left New York he has visited every country of interest and civilization. He went overland across America to San Francisco and visited the Hawaiian islands. While there he was enter tained by the deposed queen, whose photograph he carries. Written across the photograph in her own handwriting she wishes him God speed in his travels. In Russia he claims to have been en tertained by the czar, in fact, through out his travels he says he was treated in a most courteous manner. The boy bears with him testimonials from in numerable consuls in most remote regions where he visited. Most of his travels were by water, but he covered thousands of miles by railroads and has never once been impeded when he made known his object. WANTED TO KILL THEM ALL. Mary Lee Tries to Poison Rev. Davis' Family. Pittsburg, Penn., Sept. 18. Mary Lee, a domestic in the home of Rev. Carter Davis, of the First Methodist church of Allegheney, was arrested this afternoon for attempting the murder of the Davis family by placing strychnine in the drinking water bucket. Last night after the family retired she got up and put the drug into the bucket that was partially filled with ice, that was well known to the girl would be placed at the dining room door at night so the family could obtain it when the children wanted it. The Rev. Davis hearing a noise in the building got up, and looking through a window of the dining room into the sleeping apartments, discovered the girl placing something in the water. Notifying his wife, they changed the water, keeping the contents of the bucket until morning, when the poison was discovered. BLACK EYE FOR BRICE. Reported About to Lose Control of One of His Railroads. CmcAGO.Sept.lS. A report was in cir culation here today that some startling developments are to be expected at the forthcoming annual meeting of the LouiBville, New Albany and Chicago road, which is being held in Indianapo lis today. It is asserted that the Brice-Thomas syndicate has lost its grip on the prop erty and will be ousted from the control it has experienced for the last three years. Parties, it is alleged, whose identity has not yet keen made public, have been quietly buying no the stock of the company for some time, and bave now secured enough of it to give them control. They will declare themselves and show their hand at the forthcoming an nual gathering of the stockholders. It is not the present intention to make any changes in the management of the road. Cholera In Galacla. London, Sept. 18. A Vienna dis patch to the Daily News says that chol era continues to spread in Galacia, where yesterday 187 new cases and 120 deaths were reported. Out of seventy four Gaiacian districts forty are in fected. In Lemberg, the capital, there were three deaths yesterday. Census Work Nearly Done. Washington, Sept. 18. The work of the eleventh census is about completed, the work on population and vital sta tistics being all that remains to be done. Chief Clerk Downs thinks that in less than five months the work of the census bureau will be completed. THE CARLIN CONSPIRATORS On Trial for Fooling With the U. S. Mails. It Is Developed That the Railroad Is Assisting the Government in the Case. By the Associated Press. " Carson, Nev., Sept. 18. The trial of the five Carlin strikers charged with conspiracy to delay United States mails is progressing in the United States circuit court. A large number of witnesses were examined today and various telegrams between the strikers and Debs and Knox have been placed in evidence. The testimony is very interesting and the courtroom is crowded daily. The fact was brought out today that the railroad is back of the prosecution. A WEST INDIES TIPPLE. Liquor About as Good as Whisky at a Cent a Gallon. New York, Sept. 18. All but total abstainers will be pleased to learn that New York will shortly have a new tip ple. In the making of sugar from cane in the West Indies there was formerly a large amount of by-product which was chiefly molasses. With the pres et t improvod aiiohicery a greater per centage oi sugar is obtained and no molasses. But there, is a syrupy by product that looks like tar and is called "miel." This can be distilled and makes an excellent liquor. It is now going to waste. A company has been formed to buy it for a cent a gallon and distill it here. The company thinks it has a chance of running the whisky truBt out of business, as the new liquor will be very cheap. GOVERNOR PECK'S AGENTS Investigating the Needs In the Burned District. Shell Lake, Wis., Sept. 18. Assist ant Quartermaster General Mahoney and Captain Clark arrived here today, having been sent by Governor Peck to investigate the needs of the fire Buffer ers. They were in consultation with the local relief committee tonight, and will send supplies for those burned out here and for settlers who have lost their places. Relief has been received from Superior, Spooner and Baraboo, and a carload of food from Janesville is on the way. Fires are still burning, and it re quired a determined effort to save Spooner from destruction last night. The fire was within 200 feet of the roundhouse, but the railroad company's men by the aid of 2,000 feet of hose, checked it. Every precaution is being taken to keep the tires from entering the Shell Lake Lumber company's plant, which is the only point here in danger. A good many settlers who have lost their homes have applied for aid, which is being furnished. About thirty new houses are being put up in the burned district. Barronnette will not be rebuilt. LUCKY LEVI. New York Republicans Name a Governor. The Winner Is the Ex-Vice-President. All Opposition to Him Had Practically Vanished. The Lexow Police Investigation Committee Meets With Hearty Party Endorsement. By the Associated Press. Convention Hall, Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 18. Levi P. Morton was nomin ated for governor today. The conven tion was not attended by any exciting incidents and though there had been some opposition to the ex-vice-president earlier in the campaign it began to vanish immediately after the declara tion of his candidacy. There was a sharp fight for recogni tion by the factions of New York City, Albany and Syracuse but it had no special bearing upon the gubernatorial nomination and whatever victories were won are regarded only as eettle ments of local disputes. The work of the Lexow committee was heartily endorsed and the ,work of the constitutional convention was con sidered and endorsed after a prolonged debate concerning certain cf its feat ures. A Notorious Tough Pardoned. New Orleans, La., Sept. 18. Gov ernor Fositj today pardoned ex Detec tive T. J. Beasse, who was convicted in this city ia 1886 for having forged a marriage certificate which he, a mar ried man, used successfully in accom plishing the ruin of an innocent girl. Beasse was one of the most notorious toughs in the cuy. He was sentenced to fourteen years. Settled a Dispute by Murder. Yreka, Cal., Sept. 18. Alex. Bail, the owner of a mine in the Salmon river country, shot and killed A. B. Blake today. The cause of the shooting was a dispute over money matters. DEAD MEN'S EFFECTS. A Ghastly Accumulation in the Cor oners Offices. The ex-officio coroners of Phoenix precinct are annoyed by accumulations of the personal effects of dead men, and it seems, in cases in which the property is not sufficient to warrant the appointment of an administrator, the law makes no provision for their dispo sition. If it is in the shape of money or other valuables of small bulk it is received by the county treasurer. Within the past year there have been many sudden deaths. The belongings of the deceased have consisted of cloth ing, trunks, valises, camping outfits and almost every thing else in the way of portable property, except money. These goo hivo bf en stored by the coroners in their offices and elsewhere, hoping that sometime somebody would turn up with a just claim to their pos session, for there is no other way by which they can get rid of them. The goods are not only cumbersome, but constantly present unpleasant sug gestions. Here are the panniers and packeaddle of a man who was found rotting on the desert. How he came to his death no one knows. There is a bundle of clothing which belonged to a suicide, and in the corner standB the trunk of a man who died at the point of a knife or pistol. INDIAN HORSE THIEVES. They Irregularly Replevin a Couple of Ponies. A raid was made on the pas ture of Henry Sioeser of River side, on Monday night and two horses were Btolen. The stolen horses were two Indian ponies which Mr. Slosser had bought at a pound sale here for his children. He had never attached any special value to sthem and had not changed the Indian brand. They were taken from a herd containing several valuable horses. This fact taken in connection with the discovery of moc casin and barefoot tracks and a piece of a hair rope in the vicinity left no doubt that the thieves were Indians and per heps the original owners of the horses, who failed to grasp the process of law which had deprived them of possession of the ponies. Mr. Slosser was disposed at first to hunt the thieves for the pur pose of showing them an object lesson, but he afterward reflected that if they had come to him in daylight and asked for the ponies he would probably have given them up.