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TH E A FOURTH YEAR. PIICENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2, 1894. VOL. V. NO. 111. REPUBLICAN. ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS. A Magnificent Service Furnished to Its Patrons. A Record That May Well Challenge Admi ration. The Corporation That Supplies "The Republican" With News. Facts Which Show That Our Exclu sive Morning Franchise and Telegraph Report Is Valu able to Our Readers. By Telegraph to Ths Republican. Chicago, Sept. 27. At the regular quarterly meeting of the board of di rectors of the Associated Press held here today, the committee on the state of the Associated Press reported as fol lows: "The committee appointed by the board of directors to present to the board the actual present condition of the Associated Press reports that more than four hundred newspapers are now receiving directly by telegraph the news report of the Associated Press. These newspapers are members of the Associated Press and are supplied with the news directly by tbe agents of the Associated Press. A large number of daily papers in addition get news through minor associations, procuring news from the organization. Since the reorganization of the Associated Press, one year ago, 129 daily papers have given up other inferior service and have become members of the Associated Press and in the same period of time not a single paper having membership privileges in the Associated Press has relinquished that news service to ac cept service from any other news asso ciation not in close and friendly rela tions with the Associated Press. "The committee reports that the pres ent actual cash receipts each week in payment for the various deliveries of its newB service are in excess of the actual weekly expenses of the Asso ciated Press and in excess of the aver age weekly expense of the organization at the last annual meeting. The Asso ciated Press has for the exclusive use of its news service today, 18,581 miles of leased wires, extending from St. Johns, N. B., on the east to Portland, San Francisco and San Diego on the west and from Duluth on the north to New Orleans, Galveston and San Antonio on the south. The independent agents and correspondents in the service of the Associated Press is 1,560. The number in the eastern division is 528, in the central division 632, and in the western division 403. In the southern division the correspondents of the South Asso ciated Press cover that territory. The number of telegraph operators in the service is 168. The average number of words transmitted over the day wires is 16,000. The average number over the night wires is 45,000. The approximate number of words in the telegraphic news gathered by the service through out the country is 28,000 per day. "The committee finds that the Asso ciated Press has maintained and im proved at every point, having great superiority in its Bervice over all competitors and not only in domestic but also in foreign news arrangements it stands far ahead of any previous re cord. It shows exclusive contracts with the London Times, prohibiting legitimate use of news of that paper by any other American association and similar exclusive contracts with the chief and most important news agencies of Europe th.8 Reuter of London, the Havas of France and Wolfe of Berlin, the three greatest agencies of England, France and Germany which maintain correspondents in every important city in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and Australia. "The examination of the books of the association show its members have signed and pledged themselves t guar antee a fund of $550,000 to maintain the high character of it3 news service, and to meet any extraordinary contingen cies of expense. Of this vast sum, not one single dollar has been demanded from any subscriber, and the entire sum remains in the account unused for any purpose and available any moment for seryice. signed. "I. S. Carvalhoe, New York World "Frederick Driscoll, St. Paul Pio neer Press. "C. W. Knapp, St. Louis Republic. "Clayton McMichael, Philadelphia North American. "Albert J. Bark, Pittsburg PoBt. "J. S. Scripps, Detroit Tribune. "E. H. Perdue, Cleveland Leader." Malls for Fraudulent Purposes. Cincinnati, Sept. 27. The postoffice inspector's department today brought into Covington under arrest three pro minent citizens of Martin county, Ken tucky, W. H. Hall, postmaster at Wells; Mr. Geo. E. Dameron and Maj, William D. Adams, ex-county treasur er. The prisoners claim they have vio lated no law, but the instector will charge them with using the mails for the purposes of fraud. It is alleged that they formed a company to order by mail goods by the carload, which they disposed of at less than cost. It is al leged that the practice has been kept up a long time, and that hundreds of thousands of dollars have been made by the men in the arrangement. NO RATE WAR. Transcontinental Lines Practi cally Agree. They Make Mutual Concessions and the Public Will Pay the Same Old Price. By the Associated Pres s. Portland, Or., Sept. 27. The likeli hood of a transcontinental rate war is lessening, but not removed bv an agree ment between the Southern Pacific and the O. R. & N. Co. regarding San Fran cisco business. By its terms both com panies recede more or less from the po sitions they have heretofore taken, and each makes concessions to the other. A Headless Skeleton. Birmingham, Ala, Sept. 27. The headless Bkeleton of a man was found standing by a bluff near Toadvine, thirty miles from here, yesterday by a surveying corps, who were making the line for the Birmingham, Sheffield & Tennessee River railroad. Not a thread of clothing or particle of flesh waB on the bones, and the skull was nowhere to be found. Toadvine has been the scene of ppveral family feuds, which break out frequently. About seven years ago John Oliver was called out of his house by some enemies, and he disappeared. It is believed he was murdered, and the skeleton found was his. WITH A BULLET IN HIS HEAD. Sansr Merrily to His Boarding House Companions. New York, Sept. 27. An actor, who belongs in Terre Haute, Ind., is lying in a precarious condition in Bellevue Hospital. He is suffering from a pis tol shot in the head self inflicted. The physicians at the hospital regard Rip ley's case as one of the most remarkable on record, for the reason that the man has lived over 36 hours with a heavy calibre bullet in his head. Further that while he must have been suffering untold agony, he was able to walk about the city and keep the matter secret. It appears that Ripley, who is a sing er in a comic opera company, shot him self in the head two days ago. A doc tor who examined the wound pronounc ed it a trivial one and Ripley, who had an attack of delirium tremens went out to the stoop of his boarding house and for hours serenaded his fellow lodgers with such beautiful ditties as "Two Little Girls in Blue," and "Sweet Marie." Next day it was discovered that he was in a bad condition and he walked with a friend to Bellevue Hos pital. The doctors Bay he cannot re cover. A note found in his room in dicated that the man intended suicide. A WHITE FIELD. A Vineyard Full of Ripening Fruit. Alaska as a Field for Missionaries. A Demand for Good Men and Women to Labor. The Natives Anxious to Become Civilized and Adopt the Customs and Religion of the Whites. By the Associated PreBS. San Francisco, Sept. 27. The whaling schooner, Nicoline, Capt. B F. Tilton, has reached port from Fox Island, Alaska. Capt. Tilton confiims the reported loss of the schooner, Emily Schroeder. At the time a fear ful gale was blowing, a heavy sea washed over the point and the natives fled to the hills fearing they would be engulfed by the rising water. In speaking of the missionary work in Alaska, Capt. Tilton says: "I think the government should do some thing for the natives, as they are a quiet and intelligent race of people and are anxious to live like civilized peo ple. Missionaries should be looked af ter and good men, and especially wo men, should go to Alaska. Men should be sent that a native would respect, not men that are filthier than the na tives themselves." Christian Science Treatment. Richmond, Ind., Sept. 17. The 5-year-old daughter of . Mr. and Mrs. Harry Forbes, Ethe', "Forbes,- of.-'JYil-liamsburg, who had inflammation of the bowels, was treated through the Christian science "absent treatment," the physician being James Armstrong, of Boston, MasB., publisher of the Christian Science Journal. No medi cine, it is claimed, was given the child at all, and she died in agony. The child's funeral was stopped, a post mortem examination held, and tbe case turned over to the Humane Society Fourteen Indictments fjpr Murder. Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 27. The state grand jury just prior to taking a recess yesterday afternoon returned fourteen indictments for murder in the first degree. Twelve of them were against men who, it is alleged, took part in the Pratt mines massacre. The other two were against Peyton Bow man for killing Eagene Jeffers, a boy, and W. G. Lunsford, for killing his negro coachman. Two hundred in dictments on other charges were re turned during the last three weeks and another session will be held next month. Died From Hydrophobia. Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 27. Percy H. Howington, aged 9 years, disd here today at the home of his father, W. I. Howington, of hydrophobia. About six weeks ago he was playing on tbe porch when a stray dog came in at the gate and bit him. The wound healed properly and it was given no serious though until last Friday, when the boy exhibited peculiar symptoms. Since then he has grown rapidly worse, de spite all the doctors could do. Steamer Rammed by a Swordf Ish. Halifax, Sept. 27. The steamer El liott, running between Boston and Charlottetown, P. E. I., was docked yesterday, and it was found that a swordflsh had imbedded its sword nine inches in the ship's side. The force of the stab had driven the sword through five inches of spruce and three of birch. The Elliott was built only last year, and her timbers are sound. It is supposed the fish rammed the steamer outside of Boston bay. Sugar Trust to Shut Down. Philadelphia, Sept. 27. It is cur rently reported that the sugar trust will shut down some of its refineries next week for an indefinite period in order to work off some of its surplus stock of refined sugar. Prices declined q again today, which made a decline for the week of Mc and it is said' that the shut-down is regarded as necessary in order to reduce stock and keep up prices. An Old Man Sentenced to the Pen. Ozark, Mo., Sept. 27. The spectacle of a 73-year-old man standing before the bar of the county, guilty by a jury of his peers of resisting an officer, was witnessed here today. Samuel Church, who has for some years been running the gauntlet of crime and finally reached the lowest range in the scale of depravity, the keeper of a house of ill fame, was sentenced by Judge Evans to one year's imprisonment in the pen itentiary. He is a hardened old sin ner and expressed no more feeling than a graven image when sentenced. SHOT HER AND RAN AWAY. Mrs. Whitef ieid Shot by the Man She Expected to Marry. Boston, Sept. 27. Mrs. Elmor White' field was found late last night by a policeman wandering about the streets of Ashmont with a bullet wound back of the left ear. She was losing con sciousness rapidly from the loss of blood. The policeman summoned an ambu lance and had her conveyed to the city hospital. She told the officials that a man tried to rob her and finally shot her. When she learned that there was no hope of her recovery she said that James G. Paul, a cabinet maker with whom she had been ac quainted for two years, and was en gaged to be married to, met her in Boston and rode with her to Ashmont early last evening. She went with him to a cabinet shop on Beal street. While there Paul told her that he was already married, but wanted her to live with him. When she refused he shot her. Almost immediately aft jr the shoot ing he made his escape, she said, and left her alone. She exerted all her strength and crawled to the street. The doctors at the hospital say there is no hope of her recovery. MADE POOR SCORES. Rifle Competition, California and Columbia. Th'e Firsi' Five WhoAVlll Comoete for Places in the Army Team at Chicago. By the Associated Press. Vancouver, Wash., Sept. 27. The rifle competition of the departments of California and Columbia terminated today, comparatively poor scores being made owing to the unfavorable state of the weather. The first five who will compete for places on the army team at Chicago are: First, Corporal Charles R. Lauter jung, company A, Fourth infantry, 524; second, Lieutenant James R. Lindsey, Fourteenth infantry, 513; third, Lieu tenant Armand T. Lassingne, Four teenth infantry, 498; fourth, Corporal John A. Wise, company C, Fourth in fantry, 497; Sergeant Fred D. Morse, company B, Fourteenth infantry, 469. A MYSTERIOUS DEATH. Bible Agent's Remains Found in the Woods With the Throat Cut. Eldora, Io., Sept. 27. While hunt ing acorns in the Moran woods a mile and a half south of town last evening Carl Radka discovered the body of a dead man lying near a tree. He .im mediately came to town and notified the sheriff and the coroner, who at once went to the piace of discovery. They found the man lying in the leaves with his throat cut, and by his side was a knife with the dry blood on it. Near by were hanging his coat and vest, and in the pockets were found some money and his watch and a letter from Sawyer ville, Canada, addressed to N. G. Keneston. Upon bringing the remains to town it was discovered that in the latter part of August a man answering the description and claiming to be N. G. Keneston did business at tbe banks and hotels, and said he was selling bibles and came from Red Oak, Iowa. His horse and buggy have been at the livery stable for two or three weeks. The man was of medium height, well dressed, and probably 55 years old. He acted very strangely. The supposi tion is that he committed suicide, bnt no cause is assigned for the act. A Tour of Inspection. San Francisco, Sept. 27. General J. B. Doe, assistant secretary of war, and party arrived here this morning. General Doe is on a tour of inspection of various military posts. Coin and Bullion. San Francisco, Sept. 27. Silver bars, per oz., 632 63 ; Mexican dollars, 53 53. WANTED TO DIE. Tragic Deed of an Artist and Wife. They Both Seek Death by Carbolic Acid. The Woman Dead But the Man Still Alive. The Victims Are John Del Vecho and Lillian De Young, the Lat ter an Actress. By the Associated Press. New York, Sept. 27. In the theatri cal boarding house, No. 84 East Tenth street, John Del Vecho, a musicat artist, and his wife, known on the stage as Lillian De Young, today tried to commit suicide together. The woman, who drank carbolic acid, was successful, but the man is now in Bellevue Hospital, suffering from the effects of carbolic acid and a gash which he made on his neck with a razor. He will probably recover. Del Vecho and his wife appeared to' be devoted to one another, but each had an over-fondness for strong diink. The husband had been on the verge of delirium tremens. His actions had recently driven hie wife to the use of liquor. It is supposed that the couple, while under the influence of drink, agreed to end life together. In the couple's room was found a rough piece of parchment with the fol lowing scrawled upon it. I was driven to this by hearisg, or thinking I heard, a dirty, nefarious story about myself, which was without foundation. I am as hon est a man as ever lived. Perhaps, it is owing to my oversensitiveness or from reading Inger- soll's suicidal theories. I don't know which. but I know that I have don ; nothing evil, or nothing to merit the reproaches of honest oeo- ple (except drink). May God forgive me. J. Dil Vucho. Upon the back of the parchment wag written the addresses: Ernest Del Vecho, Symonds street, Salem, and Mre. Sarah Davidson, SI Mason street, Salem. Mrs. Del Vecho was a capable imper sonator of masculine parts. GRAND JURY SCANDAL. Charged With Corruption by Pitts burg Attorneys. Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 27. The grand jury has begun the investigation of charges of corruption made against its members in open court. John Murphy, chief of public safety of Allegheny county, was charged ' with " receiving bribes from keepers of gambling and disorderly houses. When the matter went before the erand jury it was ig nored by a vote of 11 to 11. Attorney A. H. Bowand then went before Judge Magee aod alleged that members of the grand jury, whose names he did not give, had been cor- . rupted by the defense with gifts of of fice and cash. When called upon for affidavits he claimed to have refused to surrender them. This morning Foreman George B. Burbick, in an address to the grand jury, stated that Mr. Bowand would have to appear and make good his charges or admit their falsity. In the meantime District Attorney Burleigh presented a petition to the court, ask ing that Bowand be compelled to pro duce all evidence in Lis possession bearing upon the matter. SHIELDING A PARAMOUR. A Wire's Claim to Having Killed Her Husband Discredited. Allegan, Mich., Sept. 27. The coro ner's jury is holding a secret inquest upon the remains of Ira Hurd, shot by his wife, as she claims, through acci- , dent Saturday night. The revolver with which she claims to have fired the fatal shot, it transpires, was not dis charged at all, but one of the bullets had been extracted. It is the general belief that the shot was fired by an other person, who was with Mrs. Hurd at the time. Nine to Three. Carson, Nev., Sept. 27. The jury it the case of the Carlin strikers, held for obstructing the mails, disagreed and were discharged. It stood nine for i quittal and three for conviction.