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HE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN: THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, 1894.
NO ROPE FOR ARMER. Fully Identified As One of the Train Robbers. Arrival of the Engineer and Fire man of the Plundered Train and Detective Will Smith. All the Southern Pacific train robbers except Frank Armer, are still at large and what is worse do due was obtained yesterday as to their whereabouts. But Armer's connection with the hold op was firm1? established, and what erer possible doubt of his guilt that mav have existed was removed. The engineer Lon Holladay and Fire man Jerry Cerino of the plundered train came in yesterday morning and readily identilied the prisoner as one of the unmasked men who intimidated them with cocked revolvers Jat-t Sun day ninht. The watch found on Armer was also recognized by Holladay as the one taken from Express Messenger Mitchell that same fateful night. More than this the engineer and brakeman easily identified the three horses cap tured with Armer by She-iff Murphy and Widmer as the horses ridden by the bandits that, night. The engineer had a good view of the horses. For some unexplained reason the roobers conducted him and the fire man behind the mesquite trees where the horses were hidden. They may have wanted to show the trainmen that they were well prepared for flight, and that it was useless to back into Mari copa for the purpose of organizing a snit. They may have had no motive at all, and this worse than foolish exhibi tion of stock was one of the unaccounta ble ways peojle have of driving nails into their coffins. Anyhow the case is stronger than ever against Armer, but his coilin would still be securely nailed even if the engineer had not seen the horses. Toe story that a posse was iollowing a trail northeast toward Tonto is with out any foundation. A posse did start out in that direction but only for the purpose of intercepting the supposed flight of the robbers in that direction. A report reached town yesterday that a man supposed to be Oscar Armstrong or Rogers had been captur ed near Goldfieid. The report was true but the prisoner on being brought down to Tempe yesterday afternoon was able to establish his identity and good character. The arrest seems to have been based entirely on the two circumstances that the suspected per sen was a tall man and a Swede. Persons of extraordinary stature and Scandinavian blood are hereby warned not to venture far from home or out of until Rogers is caught or until the pre 8nt wire edge of the hunt is worn off. Brakeman Cerino in following a time honored custom among brakemen on the Southern Pacific nearly kicked him self into the hereafter la-t Sunday night. When the train slowed up he stepped out on the platform to ascer tain the cause of the stopping. Just at that moment two suspicious looking in dividuals climbed on the platform. The brakeman was not thinking ol train robbers but he was on the alert for bums. He kicked the nearest one and ordered them off An instant later the light of his lantern threw a gleam on two revolver barrels and he was ordered innide on pain of being blown te hades. The famous Southern Pacific detec tive, Will Smith, came in from Los Angelfs yesterday morning and will assist Sheriff Drais of Pinal county in the hunt. Detective Smith believes that that there were six instead of five men engaged in the robbery. Felix May hew and the Indian trailer who followed the robbers in from Maricopa, are still in town. Deputy Widmer and Sheriff Draia were at Mesa yesterday but returned hut night without having learned any thing to their advantage. AFTER THE HOBOS. Police Court Animated Yesterday Morning. A great manv citizens passing the city hall yesterday morning and look ing in the corridor imagined that the date and place of the Democratic mass meeting billed for the opera house last night had been changed without giving due notice. , On further inquiry it was learned that the throng was composed of gentle men whom the police department is assiduously endeavoring to discourage. They were hobos and suspicious char acters to whom greater attention has been drawn since the numerous and re cent robberies have taken place. The suspected were Frank Clark, Frank Donohue, Frank Anderson, Win. Har rington, James Summers, James Roach, James Clarkson, Ed. Mason, John Miller, Wm. Coleman, Ed Tyndall and Wm. Daily. This contingent was charged with vajrancy. Wm. Daily triumphantly and indignantly re pudiated the charge by producing $!5 from an inside pocket. Frank Anderson proved that he was sick and he was discharged. Mason Miller and Tyndall agreed to compro mise the matter by leaving town. The rest were condemned to the chain gang for fifteen days. Chas. Blakey, the alleged pugulist, was also there under suspicion of vagrancy. He was given fifteen days er one hour. He was no hog and he took the latter period. He claims to have lately gotten the promise of a job on one of the numerous Chinese ranches which dot the valley. Syd Henry for having no visible means of support and infesting bawdy houses wis sent belo'.v for fifteen days. A Chinaman was also brought up for obstructing a section of Seventh Avenue by, throwing the contents of a dirty ditch into it. STALE BEER. The Strange Use to Which it is Put in Phoenix. A rough looking young fellow, clad in working clothes, walked yesterday af ternoon into one of the saloons on East Washington street and, with perfect composure, asked the barkeeper how much stale beer he had on hand. Upon being informed that there was about a gallon in oneof the kegs hestepped out file and reappeared in an instant with a large tin vessel, and, pouring the stale beer into it, deposited a dime upon the counter and went his way. He was all business, perfectly sober and did not have the appearance of one who was given to the habit of consuming stale beer in gallon quantities. "You would never guess," said the bartender, "what that chap does with that beer. He does not drink it, nor does anv one else. He is connected with one of the brick yards in the outskirts of the city, and tells me that at his kiln no more satisfactory coloring matter can be found to mix with the clav for purpose of producing a rich red than stale beer." Giants of Prehistoric France. In a prehistoric cemetery recently uncovered at Montpelier, France, while workmen were excavating1 a water works reservoir, human skulls were found measuring twenty-eight, thirty one and thirty-two inches in circum ference. The bones which were found with the skulls were also of gigantic proportions. These relics were sent to the Paris academy, and a learned "sa vant," who lectured on the find, says that they belonged to a race of men between ten and fifteen feet in height. Meat Market. 0. K. MARKET. CHOICE CUTS OF MEAT AT LOWEST PRICE. A. WEILER. PROPRIETOR. Corner Washington and Third Sts. Opp. Lemon Hotel. PHtENIX, AEIZ. Meat Market. BEEF And all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats and Sausage. Kept in Cold Storage. Family orders promptly delivered. Chas. Kraft, Washington Market, Next the Dairy. Brick. RICK CHEAPI WM. REILLY & BRO., AtWm. Cox's Old htA South of Depot, riiojnix. Give us a chance to figure before purchasing elsewhere. Oysters. OYSTERS CHOPS, STEAKS SERVED SHORT-ORDER. i Fish. oysters. icecream, and all goods delivered free of charge. J. A. PHILLIPS, nnMrrprinMrn Dressmaking. nhler S. W. Corner Second Avenue and Adams St. FASHIONABLE DRESSMAKING. Cutting by the French Square System. Goods ordered by samples. Continental Experience. Millinery. NOW ARRIVING! The latest styles in MILLINEEY, The best, cheapest and most stylish hats. DRliSS MAKING . MRS. E. LISENBEE, 241 K. WASHINGTON ST. Lunch Counter. AL. WILLIAMS Has purchased the Commercial Cafe CENTER STREET, Wi'l run a First class place. Motto: Cleanli ness and prompt attention. Everyone knows ai. lie will treat yon even better now that he is working for himself. Will Open on October 5. Livery. For a Good Team Try the Grand Central Livery Horses Boarded by the Week or Month at Lowest Kates. ALBRIGHT &MURPHY Props One block south of Commercial hotel. Investments. INVESTMENT. I make a specialty of so and Investment real estate ia I'hoenlx and vicinity. Ir every case the return 1ft good and the safe ty of tie principal will he absolute. If you nave irom iuu to viu.uou to invent pe me or you may miss a good opportu nity, PLANK, 33 So. Center St. Stable. GOLDEN EAGLE Livery Stable. When in need of a good team or place to keep your horse call on us STURGES & STURGES. Third St., rear otLemon house. Mixed. Paints. Going to Need Any MIXED PA1NT8 For your House or Carriage? Talbo a Hubbard HAVE THE BEST. UIPL.EMENTS. HENRY E. KEMP & CO., Headquarters for all kinds of nl mm. iflM 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 E STATE. 25c BEDS 50c AT THE STAR LODGING HOUSE No. 47 Jackson and First 8ts., Two blocks south of city hall. II. RIXEN, Prop. Barber Slioj. The Fashion Barber Shop. FRANK SHIRLEY, Proprietor. LADIES' WORK DONE AT THE SHOP OR RESIDENCE NEATE8T BATH ROOM8 IN THE CITY OPP08ITE THE OPERA HOUSE. IJlacJcsmitli. W. M. WILSON, The Old Burger Stand, First Ave. "VT"yrpTy-T7i AS there seems to be no J V L Lv JJ. 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 50 Tire setting . . $2 50 to 3 00 Plow Pointing 50c to 75 Sharpening '20 to 30 Other Work in Proportion GEO. B. PERKISS Corner Wasfaton and Wall Sts. P. 0. Box 323. Phoenix, .Ariz. I want a list of your property. It makes no difference where it is, so that it is in the Salt Eiver 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. IVToney Loaned on first-class security at reasonable rates. Borrowers and lenders are invited to give me a call. GEO. B. PERKINS Plioenix, - Vriz.