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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN: TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 189.
THE CITY SCHOOLS. Jhey Open Yesterday Most Auspiciously. The Attendance Greater Than Had Been Expected The Begin ning Promises Much. The city schools opened yesterday with abundant promise of good for the coming year. The outlook has, in fact, never before been eo bright. The at tendance far exceeded the expectation of Superintendent Wollam, but yester day's enrollment will likely fall Short by about 200 of the enrollment at the close of the first month. Many more than appear from the lists were present and assigned to the various grades and will be enrolled today. The greatest surprise occurred in the high nchool, where the record was broken by an enrollment of 106, and this number will be further increased until it will reach perhaps 125. The number of foreign pupils assigned is nearly doable that of last year. Considerable confusion attended the opening, arising from the change in the high school course of study described in The Republican. The course now af fords four years' training in Latin or English and two years in business. The enrollment is distributed in the various schools and grades as follows : Central building, high school, W. A. Yarnell. principal, sciences. J. W. Aiderson, mathematics and business depf-rtuient, W. H. Lee, languages, 106; first grads, Mies Ada Kelly, 30; second grade. Miss Edith Robbine, 28; first fifth grade. Miss Laura Dobbs, 27 ; sec ond fifth grade, Miss Marian Culver, 31 ; sixth grade, Miss Blanche M. Lyons, 41 ; seventh grade, MiBS Anna Perley, 45; total, 310. East End building, Prof. J. C. Cole, principal, fourth grade, 37;, third grade, Miss Grrtrude McMullen, 37; second grade, Mies Mary A. Desmond, 19; first grade, iWioB Alice King, 37; total, 130. West Led building, Prot. E. E. Fitz gibbon, principal, fourth grade, 42; third grade, Miss Addine Bury, 62; second grade, Miss Alice Graves, 28; first grada, Miss Ethel Edmunds, 43; total, 175. It is quite probable that a new third grade will be found necessary and per haps au additional sixth. There is also a growing demand for a kindergarten for children under six years of age, and it will probably be established early in this year. Important improvements have been made by the board of trustees. Two additional rooms in the central build ing have been provided with furniture, the superintendent's private office has been handsomely furnished and the building has been provided with closets at a cust of $1,100. gotten, wished to inform the person to whom it was addressed of the miscon duct of his wife who was then Btopping in Denver. Mr. Secrest at once saw that it was not intended for him, but kept it in his possession until his return to Phajnix a few days ago. He knew of no one else of his name in Arizona, but he remailed the letter and it was finally sent to Goldfield. That it reached the man for whom it was intended is not absolutely known, and if it did, that its contents drove him on to murder and suicide is equally a subject of con jecture. TO PHCENIX PEOPLE. And Especially to the Army of "Re publican" Readers. After October 1 the price of The Re publican when delivered by carrier will be 25 cents per week, as has been already announced. In order to give subscribers the best service obtainable, and to cause as lit tle annoyance as possible, we have de cided to give our patrons the benefit of an entirely new system of making col lections. Beginning with Monday, October 8, all bills for subscription will be collected weekly by the superinten dent of circulation, who will call upon each subscriber on each route on a specified day, which will be duly an nounced, thus giving, every one ample notice. The merchant who receives the paper at his house, knowing just what day the collector will come, leaves the 25 cents at home and avoids being an noyed by the carrier boy at a busy moment. We feel certain that this method when once tried by subscribers will prove to be much easier and far more convenient than the old way. Bear in mind that The Republican ia always first with the news, first from the press and first in the hands of the people. For sale cheap, a lumber wagon and set of double harness. Call at C. W. Steven's liverv, corner Adams and First. " For rent A large well furnished front room at 240 W. Jefferson street. Ilea 1 Estate At. Isurance, Parties desiring lots in the beautiful Si mine addition should apply to J.T. Simms, Office Room 3 Monihon build ing, from 10 to 12 and 1 to 3 o'clocs. Being solicited by numerous electors of the Phoenix precinct to stand as a candidate as constable of the same, I hereby announce myself and respect fully request your support. I promise and pledge myself to faithfully per form the duties incumbent on me as constable in the event I should be elected. Dan Cannon. Ladies' hairdressmg and shampooing Corner first avenue and J enerson fit. A BLOODY DOUBLE GRAVE, The Burial of the Secrests Last Sunday. A Curious Story of a' Letter Which May Afford a Clue to the Mo tive for the Tragedy. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Secrest were buried at 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. The interment took place in one wide grave but in separate coffins. Though the funeral was the most remarkable ever held in Phoenix both as to tbe fact that it was double and as to the manner in which the deceased died it did not attract a large crowd. The bloody tragedy had appar ently been almost forgotten. Not a dozen carriages followed the two hearses to the cemetery and less than fifty per sons were there awaiting the extraordin ary cortege. The services were conducted at the grave by Rev. G. L. Pearson who dwelt upon the rewards which follow life. The only mourner was Barry Secrest, the 13-year-old eon of the dead. His attempt to repress an outward show of hie grief was touching. F was at tended by his friend Jesse Maycloud, with whom he has been staying since the night of the murder. The pall bearets were acquaintances and fellow workmen at Goldfield, of the dead man. The coffins were lowered into the grave, there Tas a brief, but thrilling exhortation and prayer, and the few visitors moved hastily away from the yawning excavation, for it was Buch a grave as few of them had ever seen, as if it were a plague spot. Only the little boy lingered for an instant to look upon the coffins before the earth began to rattle upon them ana cover them over, A telegram was received on Sunday from the other children who were at Portland, Ore., on their way to Phoenix. They are expected to reach here to morrow morning. The only circumstance which has been uncovered since the inquest, or. in fact, since the murder which affords a clue to the motive of Secrest is a letter which he is supposed to have received perhaps only a couple of davs before he came to Phoenix last Friday after noon on his bloodv errand, ihe his tory of the letter is quite curious., It was sent from Denver and received here aont the first of July, Bv some mistake instead of being sent to Gold field if was remailed to Flagstaff, the postoffiee authorities supposing it was intended for Mr. Geo. hecrest, a gentle man from Ohio, who was at that time making a tour of the northern part of the territory in company with a party of friends. The letter was opened by Mr. Secrest. The writer, whose name ha been for- School slates and writing pads 5c and up. JNovelty Store. Dr. Ancil Martin, eye, ear, nose, throat and general surgery. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Fair Hizhest Award. ljun ell do u liter. THE COMMERCIAL Lunch Counter In the Commercial Hotel Block, Has been reopened with everything bright and clean, i; barges reasonable, tflve us a trial. Lunch Counter. STEAKS. CBOPS, STEWS, B VICKY DAY AT JOHN GLOVER'S Lunch:-:Counter In the Central Hotel Saloon. Imported Swiss Cheese and French Sardine S&ndwlcheswith your Beer. OPPOSITE CITY HALL. w a Brick. B RICK CHEAPI WM. REILLY & BRO., At Wm. Cox's Old Yard South of Depot, PhoBiilx. Give us a chance to figure before purchasing elsewhere. BAKER AND ABRAMS Real Estate and Insurance. Washington Street, Near Monihon Block. Subscribe for The Republican. De livered in any part of the city for only 25 cents a week. Mixed. Paints. Going to Need Any MIXED PAINTS For your House or Carriage? Tabo DTTll ffiUDD nara JELAyE THE BEST. 25c BEDS- 50c '- AT THE STAR LODGING HOUSE No. 47 Jackson and First 8ts., Two blocks south ol city hall. H. KIXEN,Prop, Barber Hiioii. The Fashion Barber Shop. FRANK SHIRLEY, Proprietor. LADIE8' WORK DONE AT THE 8HOP OR RE8IDENCE NEATEST BATH ROOM8 IN THE CITY OPP08ITE THE OPERA HOU8E. I51a'l-Cfs jnlt Ii. W. M. WILSON, The Old Burger Staad, First Ave. AVP T f" AS there seems to be no KJ LXVCj. regular price existing among the blacksmiths of this place 1 shall from this date work for the for the following prices: Plain Shoeing per Head ?1 00 Rough Shoeing 1 60 Tire setting $2 50 to 3 00 Plow Pointing 50c to 75 snarpening a) to Other Work in Proportion Oil. Children!! 1 Innl ' rl i At Irvine's you can find everything you need in the line of School Books and I Supplies at the lowest price. Should I there be an earthquake or the skies fall, it will make no difference, our prices will still be the lowest. ITHE IRVINE COMPANY. IMPLEM EN T8. HENRY E. KEMP & CO.. Ipn Headquarters for all kinds of 4 a mil men s. Sole Agents for the World-renowned COLUMBUS BUGGIES Carts, Phaetons and Surreys. Also a full line of Heavy and Light Express and Farm Wagons. First Street Opposite City "Hall. REAL ESTATE. Nicholson The Tailor Is Retail He has decided to do business on a strictly CASH BASIS. Two cases ol S FALL AND WINTER SUITtNUS just opened. The finest in the market. suS jrti bought for cash and sold at bed-rock prices. VE SET THE STILES. dS 1 43 W. Washington St NICHOLSON, The Leading Tailor. M GEO. B. PEEKIIS, Corner Washinffton and Wall Sts. P. 0. Box 323. Phoenix, jVriz. I want a list of your property. It makes no difference where it is, so that it is in the Salt River Valley. I can sell all grades, whether cheap lots, choice residence lots, business lots or acreage. It costs you nothing if I do not sell. Carriage at door. No trouble to show property. I now have buyers for both city and country property IMPROVED and UNIMPROVED and can guarantee satisfaction to both prop erty owners and investors. Money Loaned. on first-class security at reasonable rates. Borrowers and lenders are invited to give me a call. GEO. B. PEEKIIS, Phoenix, - Aviz.