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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN.
FOURTH YEAR. PIICENIX, ARIZONA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1894. VOL. V. NO. 10. LIKES THE JAIL. Four Years in a New York City Prison. Remarkable Career of a Man Named Stitt. Pays $15 a Week for His Jail Entertainment. But He Prefers That to Liberty at the Expense of Paying Nearly $20,000. By the Associated Press. New York, Sept. 24. William Stitt, a man about 60 years old, has been a prisoner in Ludlow street iail since just four years ago today. He is ap parently a willing prisoner and there is strong gronnd for the belief that he could get out if he wanted to. He is locked up nntil he pays $20,004.64, which he owes to an estate of which he was trustee, and it is said that it is not because he cannot pay that be does but because he will not. He passes a sybaritic existence in Ludlow Btreet jail at $15 a week, which he regularly planks down to the warden, and upon this weekly sum, which is just about fashionable rates for the room and board of a single man, he has a good time, as he vie iva it. He has never been an inch out of the jail door in four years, but be has free range of the jail, a comparatively comfortable room and dines on the fat of the land with' the warden. . Ex-Judge Dittenhoefer is attorney for those who locked up Stitt. His son, J. M. Dittenhoefer, told a re porter the legal aspect of the case today. In March, 1883, ex-Judge Dittenhoefer was asked through a firm of Canadian lawyers by Wm. Watson, of Toronto, to proceed against Stitt to force him to make an accounting of the' estate of Joseph Watson, of which Stitt was executor. March 29, of that year, an application was made in the surrogate's court to remove Stitt as executor. The adjudication of the estate brought to light the fact that Stitt held in trust $26,962.35 of the Watson estate. Of this $6,957.25 had been deposited with the United States Trust company and was recovered. Stitt was directed to pay the balance, $20,004.64. September 18, 1890, Stitt was found in Smith & McNeil's hotel, on Washington street, and arrested. Stitt absolutely refused to make any ac counting or statement, and as locked up in Ludlow-street jail. From that moment to this day he has been a prisoner. Fifty Years a Priest. Portland, Or., Sept. 24. Father Adrian J. Couquet, of the diocese of Oregon City, today celebrated the fif tieth anniversary of his entrance into the priesthood. The pope conferred upon him the title of monsignor and raised him to the dignity of a domestic prelate. The event was signalized by a most fitting and notable ceremony, par ticipated in by about fifty priests and bishops at St. Mary's cathedral. Father Couquet is entitled to the honors of bishoo in the Catholic church without the executive powers and responsibili ties. A Populist Leader In a Trnst. Waco, Tex., Sept. 24. The grand jury has returned indictments against Tom Cox, M. Board, M. B. Harris and Rash Smoot' of the Bruceville oil mills. F. E. Ripley, superintendent of the Na tional oil mills, and Ed C. Talley, mem ber of the Consumers' oil mills, charg ing them with being members of a trust to control the price of cottonseed. Cox is the Populist candidate for county judge. The Consumers' oil mill9 are largely controlled by Nelson Morris of Chicago. Mr. Talley is from Memphis. His Own Son Appointed. Washington, Sept. 24. The son of Congressman J. J. O'Neill, of St. Louis, is being examined at Annapolis this week for the cadetship to which his father appointed him. A cadet vacancy occurred for the district while Congress man Joy was holding the seat. He made the appointment and certified the name to the' department. Before the appointee took the examination Joy was unseated. Mr. O'Neill claimed the cadetship and got it. Ruined by the Cashier. Portland, Or., Sept. 24. The small banking firm of Levi & Levi, of this city, went to the wall this afternoon. Liabilities $20,000, assetts $5,000. The firm was ruined by Cashier Wm. Pedi icord running away two months ago with $12,000 of their money. Pedicord was located at Toronto, but escaped be fore being arrested. The firm has been spending thousands of dollars trying to locate him since then. Tin Manufacture on a Big Scale. London, Sept. 24. The Daily News says that one of the wealthiest Ameri can iron and steel masters, now in England, states that he and several of his friends are so satisfied with the pros pects of tin plate makers in the United States that they are forming a private company to commence the manufacture of tinplate on a scale that will im mensely increase the American output. CUT IN WAGES. The Rate for Sailors Being Further Reduced. San Francisco, Sept. 24. Several months ago the rate of wages for Bail ors on coastwise vessels was cut from $30 to $25 per month. Now efforts are being made to further reduce the pay of the men before the mast. The owner of the ship, P. P. Cheyney, is now trying to get bis men at $20 a month. Every effort is being made by nniou sailors to prevent a crew being shipped on the Cheyney. HE WON'T TALK. Ex-President Harrison Sorry but Can't Help It. He Cannot Enter Upon the General Campaign Work This Fall The Next Election. By the Associated Press. Chicago, Sept. 24. Some weeks ago Chairman Tanner of the Republican state committee wrote ex-President Harrison, asking him to make one or more speeches in Illinois this fall. Sat urday he received the following reoly, which not only answers his letter, but outlines Harrison's plans for the fall campaign : "To J. R. Tanner My dear sir: I have not been able to sooner acknowl edge your letter of Aug. 22. I only got home yesterday. I have made up my mind not to go out of this state to enter into a campaign this fall. I do not think it would be right for me to go into general campaign work. "I have promised our own people to make a couple of short speeches in thiB state, and if I go beyond this and visit Illinois or Iowa, as I have been invited to do, or any other state, I could not put any limit on the demands which would be made upon me. I am sorry to disappoint you for you have alt shown me a great deal of kindness in the past. (Signed) Benjamin Harrison." AFTER COAL AND GOLD. The St. Louis Road Surveying Near Redwood. Redwood Falls, Minn., Sept. 24. Surveyors for the Minneapolis & St. Louis road are now running lines from North Redwood to the coal and gold mines and claim that the spurs will be constructed at once. The track to the coal mine will bring the road within half a mile of this city. BIGGER THAN CLEVELAND. John L. Sullivan Tells a Watchman Who He Is. Washington, Sept. 24. John L. Sullivan while driving about towD to day dropped into the White House. The place was closed for repairs so the ex-pugilist was not admitted, though he explained to the watchman at the main door that he was much better known than he who occupied the man sion . Gold Mine In Connecticut. Ansonia, Conn., Sept. 24. Allison Morse, an old prospector, looking for gold and silver ore on the Housatonic, has found the entrance to a mine with abundant evidences that it has been worked for ore. The hole enters the ground to a depth not yet ascertained. The community at Orange is greatly excited. HE IS OUT TODAY, But Must Answer for At tempt to Murder. Went From the Frying Pan Into the Fire. The Law Lets Go Only to Take a StrongerHold. The Unhappy Plight of a California Man Serving a Term In the State Prison. By the Associated Press. Sacramento, Cal., Sapt. 24. A requi sition from the governor of Michigan on Governor Markham asking for the ar rest of Louis Robb, charged with an at tempt to commit murder in that state, has been received. I In April of that year he was sen tenced to the California penitentiary from San Francisco for Embezzlement. The papers accompanying the request, asking for his extradition, stated that he and William Vance; in January, 1892, attempted to kill Fred A. Hobbs, mayor of Benton Harbor. Believing it in the interest of justice that he Bhould be made to suffer for the greater crime, Governor Markham has commuted his sentence so that his term of imprison ment will expire tomorrow, HAS NO FEAR. President Cleveland May Not Sign the Extradition Warrant. San Francisco, Sept. 24. Col. Cien fuegos, the San Salvadorean refugee re maining in the custody of the United States authorities, is coriflned in the Oakland jail. He said he does not fear that he will be sent back to San Salva dor. He says he has been informed that President Cleveland will not sign the warrant of extradition. HEAVY PUNISHMENT. To Pay a $1,000 Fine and Jail Eighteen Months. Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 24. Thos. C. Gallagher and C. T. Buchanan, con victed of obstructing the United States mails last June by endeavoring to per suade Fireman Lewis to forsake bis en gine, were today sentenced by Judge Ross to imprisonment in the county jail for eighteen months and to pay a fine of $1,000 each. FOUND MURDERED. Fate of a Popular Young Califor nian. Salinas, Cal., Sept. 24. The body ot Edward Coy, a much respected young man, was found in some willows be tween the , city and CaStroville this morning. Coy and his brother own the city livery stables in this city and about a week ago Edward told his friend that he was going to San Jose on business and that was the last seen of him until his decomposed body was discovered today. The coroner will hold an inquest to morrow and there promises to be some developments for him to work upon, as the crime was not committed for the purpose of robbery as his valuables were left untouched. A BIG MINING DEAL. The Richest Property In Colorado Affected. Boulder, Col., Sept. 24. Dr. Hep penheimer, owner of the Boston and Baxter mines of Ward, received a tele gram today from Julius Thompson and Douglas L. V. Browne, stating the pur chase money for the great Columbia Vein, including the Boston, Baxter, Sullivan Columbia, Teller, Davidson,. Madeline and Niwot mines, was ready. ThiB property is on one of the greatest mineral lodes of Colorado and adjoins the celebrated Utica mine. A huge plant of machinery will be placed over the Baxter shaft, which will be sunk to a great depth, and levels will be run on the trend of the vein, opening out huge mineral bodies known to exist in the property. l'ne new company will issue $4,000,000 capital stock. OMAHA'S MAYOR. The Impeachment Trial Still in Progress. Omaha, Neb., Sept. ' 24. The case against Mayor Bemis brought to remove the mayor from his offhe was resumed this afternoon. The mayor iB still summoning witnesses to rebut the testimony put in by the complainant and touching his alleged misdemeanors and wrong doings in office. Secretary Dumont of the Bemis Land company, testified to the sale of Bemis' park land to the city to refute the charges of fraud. City Comptroller Oleen testified in reference to the charges of corruption in the contract. The defense will close tomorrow. Cannot Annex Corea. St. Petersburg, Sept. 24. The No voetim, commenting upon the situa tion in the east, declares the victory of Japan will not make Russia falter in her strong resolve not to permit any an nexation of Corea. The paper adds that the present state of things favors European intervention with a view to bringing about a cessation of the war which is prejudical to European com mercial interests. A NEW IDEA. There Is Something New Un der the Sun. A Scheme for Bicycles That Will MaKe the Wheels Fairly Hv and No Work. : By the Associated Press, New York, Sept. 24. E. P. Holly, of Providence, has invented a hydraulic bicycle, which he claims can go at twice the speed of the present racing machines. A local expert describes it as follows; "The invention consists of a small motor three inches high. This contains a pint of liquid connected by pipes with a small pump. The pnmp in tarn is connected with an eccentric to which the pedals of the machine is fastened. A gear run by the power generated by the motor turns upon a second gear. This arrangement takes the place of the chain sprocket on the rear wheel of bicycles as at present con structed. One beauty of the whole at tachment is its lightness. It is con structed largely of aluminum and weighs only three pounds. Water can be need in the motor in warm weather and a mixture of alcohol and glycerine in cold weather. The liquid makes a circuit of the bicycle, being forced by the pump into the motor and then car ried by a pipe back to the pump, which is of the double action variety. The inventor has applied for a patent and also secured a manufacturer who is now constructing a bicycle on the lines laid down. It ia claimed that every pressure on the pedals will have twice the effect of chain driving wheels. Fined for Publishing False News. Berlin, Sept. 24. Herr Kupter, ed itor of the Lokal Anzeiger, and a jour nalist named Kroker, have been sen tenced to pay a fine of 50 marks each for falsely publishing the announce ment of the sinking of one of the steam ers of the Hamburg-American line. PL1MMER AND MURPHY. The Fight a Draw In the Twenty Fifth Round. New Orleans, Sept. 24. The fight between Murphy and Phmmer was declared a draw in the twenty-fifth round. NINE YEARS OLD. Isidore Melczer's Little Friends Cel ebrate Right Royally. Sunday afternoon the handsome resi dence of Louis Melczer in the Simms addition was converted for a couple of hours in the afternoon into a pande monium of romping, laughing and chattering children. It was the ninth birthday of Isidore Melczer and bis young friends had been invited to cel ebrate it with him. The event of the afternoon was a donkey game, in which the first prize for sticking the tail near the "place where it ought to be," was won by Miss Vese Rosson, and the booby prize by Miss Ella Luhrs. The presents which Master Isidore received were numerous, costly, ayd better than all, selected with good judgment. The banquet to which the little ones sat down was sumptuous and satisfying in every respect. Fol ing is a list of the youngsters .- Gertie Melczer, Maud Wilson, Helen .Frazier, Vese Rosson, Sarah Jacobs, Oyha Frazier, Emma Luhrs, Floy Ros son, Ella Luhrs, Norma Lincoln, Reba Heyman. Irene Rosson, Eddie Melczer, Isidore Melczer, Joe Melczer, Clyda Rosenberg, Leo Rosenberg, Will Ros enberg, -Albert Rosenberg, Neil Mc Carthy, Roy . McCarthy, Emmet Mc Carthy, Verne Lincoln, Lorie Stevens, Harry Hine, Tommy Hine, Clarence Block, Lon Jacobs, Hyman Rosenberg, Arthur Luhrs. HORSE PLAY. What the Strike Com mission Has Done. A Regular Farce From Start to Finish. The Board That Traveled on Pullman Passes. It Rides Back to Washington Where the Whitewash Will Finally Be Applied. By the Associated Press. Washington, Sept. 24. The United States strike commission appointed by the president to investigate the recent Chicago labor troubles has Rejourned its hearing from Chicago to Washing ton and the commission will mett in this city at the department cf labor, Wednesday, September 29," at which time as announced at the close cf the session in Chicago the commission will be in readiness to receive in writing any suggestions which may be mede relative to the solution of the questions involved in the late controversy. It will at that time also hear any par ties who may desire to be heard rela tive to the facts involved and the com mission may, after careful examination of testimony, which has already been taken, conclude to call further witnesses to supplement that which has been given on the other side. THE FIRST COURT MARTIAL. Two Members, of Company B on Trial Last Night. - The first court martial iu ths history of the National Guard of Arizona was convened yesterday to Iry two members of company B, Geo. Harmson and Ed R. Coffey, privates. The court was ordered by Col. John H. Martin on complaint lodged wi h him to try three members of the company, one of whom, A. J. Monihon, is now without the jurisdiction of the court. The tribunal convened at 10 o'clock yesterday morning at the office of Maj. R. Allyn Lewis of the Second battalion. It was- constituted as follows: Maj. Lewis, president, and First Lientenant Hell in and Second Lieutenant Pierce, members. Capt. John J. Wickham, judge advocate. Defendant Coffey was arraigned and an adjournment was taken until 7 o'clock in the evening. The court was as martial in appear ance as character. A cordon of soldiers guarded the entrant to the tribunal chamber. Within, the court sat about a table in the center of the room in full dress. Member? of the militia not engaged in guard duty and visiting officers irom company C with a half dozen civilians filled the chamber. There was one charge against Private Harmson embracing fourjspecifications, of absence from drill. He pled guilty to three, but pled eicfcness in excuse for the fourth. There were two charges against Pri vate Coffey, including two specifica tions ot violations of immW 33 of the ar'icHi war and c? 'r.'ub ordination. He entered a general and specific denial and waB defended by Judge Frank Cox, who threw as great vim into his plea as if his client were on defense for murder. The taking of evidence was slow, as it was carefully transcribed, and the whole proceedings were conducted strictly according to the code. The court adjourned sine die at the conclu sion of the arguments in Private Cof fey's case. The papers are to be trans mitted to Tucson to be examined by Col. Martin. The result, therefore, is not known. News From the Jackson Expedition. Copenhagen, Sept. 24. Sealing ves sels from Hammerfest, the northern most town of Europe, report that the Jackson-Harmsworth polar expedition was trying to push north between Nova Zembla and Franz Joseph land. The sealerB add that the members of the expedition had found it impossible to make any progress north. Gambling Houses Closed. Chicago, Sept. 24. The crusade of the civic federation egainst gambling in Chicago resulted today in the com plete stoppage of all games. Not a gambling house opened its doors today and the federation's detectives, who were armed with warrants, attempted to raid several places, but reported that all games were closed. Coin and Bullion. San Francisco, Sept. 24. Silver bars, peroz., 6363?4; Mexican dollars, 53 532'.