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FOURTH YEAR. PIKENIX, ARIZONA, . FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 5, 1894. VOL. V. NO. 117. THE SIGN WAS RIGHT! Opening of the Republican Campaign. An Event , Prophetic of -Victory. WILD ENTHUSIASM. A Broadside by Judge Wright of Tucson Demolishes the Arma ment of the Enemy. There Was Never Such Another Political Gathering in Arizona. Governor Murphy, Followed by Other Eminent Speakers, Prefers Strong Claim for Popular Support. The Republican territorial campaign was successfully and most auspiciously opened last night. It is doubtful if so many people eyer before assembled in Arizona, and it is certain that so many never came together at a political meet ing. The success of the opening by no means lay in the size of the audience, bat rather in the interest displayed in the proceedings, and in the respectful attention with which the speakers were heard. The meeting was held in the square south of the court house plaza. When the Pioneer band filling the air with harmony and political enthusiasm reached the meeting place it found a large crowd already assembled and peo ple were pouring in in long columns from every direction. A pleasing incident of the arrange ments was the ladies band of Tempe which occupied a place on the stage. Another feature of the arrangement was the glee club of Phrenix ladies who en thused the audience by a song with a local and timely application. This band excellently rendered an air at the close of which Chairman Kibbey of the territorial central committee an nounced that Hon. L. H. Goodrich had been chosen to preside. He was loudly applauded on taking the stand. Having expressed gratification at the honor of conducting the proceedings of so auspicious and important a political event he named as vice-presidents Messrs. Pierce Evans, J. Y. T. Smith and Dr. Belden and T. W. Hine. A glee club composed of Messrs. L. W. Coggins, F. W. Hill, Bruce Perley and J. VV. Benham sang a song, and Chairman Goodrich introduced the next delegate to congress from Arizona, the Hon. N. 0. Murphy. The ex-governor was received with wild applause, and his speech was frequently inter rupted by enthusiastic cheering. Hit address, though brief, was com prehensive and touched upon all the issues of the campaign which had thus far been presented. He regretted the recourse of the territorial Democracy to villification in violation of an under standing that clean methods were to be employed in this campaign. He presented his claims to the sup port of the voters of Arizona in a strongly convincing manner, after which he alluded to the silver question and the respective attitudes of both parties to it. He showed Democratic inconsistency in convention in endors ing Cleveland and advocating free coin age. He alluded briefly to the tariff and its effect upon the cattle industry of Arizona. Mr. Murphy next took up the alleged expose by General Heney of the loan commission. He gave a short but succinct history of the commission and its work and pointed out the misrepre sentations made by General Heney. A more complete refutation the ex-governor Baid he would leave to other speak ers who would follow him. He showed what he had accomplished in the direction of statehood and gave a resume of the situation from the introduction of the first statehood bill to the present time. With a promise to be again heard by a Phoenix audience before the close of the campaign the ex-governor sat down amid the wild cheering of the audience. The piece de resistance of the night was the speech of the next speaker, Judge Wright of Tucson, who was to reply in detail to the charges made by General Heney. The address was logical comprehensive and complete. Said Judge Wright in part : Synopsis of Judge Wright's Speech. I wonder where all the people here have come from. I am surprised to Bee so large an assemblage of people. I was here last night and so was Gov. Murphy and we listened to two speeches. One was by Judge Campbell and the other by Mr. Heuey, the attorney general. Some one, I don't know who, suggested to Judge Kibbey that I stay over and make a speech. Now I have a big bundle of papers here but I not going to read all that is in them but I am going to talk a little while. Alt that I knew of the subject matter of Gen. Heney's speech was what I heard him say from this platferm. I today went through the record, and when I went through the record and re called General Heney's speech I didn't think they came from the lame coun try ; they were so foreign to each other. Frank Heney and his speech are two different people. I am not here to jump on him but I am here to jump on his speech with both feet. You will re member the distinction, Frank Heney's speech is the object of my attack. I am not here to say what a wonderful genius I am ; I am not going to tell you that I am not going to tell you a single he, but I will go this far, but if I have not done it before in my life I will now do my utmost to be honest and tell you of this matter just as it is. Frank Bpent three-fourths of his time in arguing that if there ever was a vestal virgin to Btand among us it was Frank Heney and he came from Tucson. I am not here to pluck one single feather from his angelic wings. He started out with a profession of candor. Now let us see how candid he was. He started out to tell you of Mcln ernay, the superintendent of the peni tentiary the appointee of a Republican governor. He told you that Mclnernay had packed up and was ready to take away even the bed clothing of that institu tion ; that it had been packed and la belled, ready for shipping to him at Prescott. But he did not tell you that with all his efforts and those of Marshal Meade that he had Been red the indict ment of Mclnernay. He did not tell you, gentlemen and ladies, that a jury of twelve men in Yuma county, in a trial before a Democratic judge, ac quitted Mclnernay of that very offense. Why did he not tell you so? Why tell a part only of the matter. He told you the first chapter, but he omitted the second. All I want to do is to test the good faith and candor of both speeches add to it the second chapter of that case. With all their efforts tD beBmircii Mc Inerney he was acquitted. Why didn't Mr. Heney say so in bis speech last night? Heney himself prosecuted him and he cannot have forgotten the event. Why if what Mr. Heney says is true was Mclnernay not convicted why didn't Mr. Heney tell you that he was acquitted. He publicly attempted to take from that man his fair fame and good name a thing dearer to a man than aught else. Why didn't he tell you as pub licly that the man was acquitted. We are told that we can tell the di rection of the wind by the way the straws fly. We can tell the good faith and candor of a man by the fact that he does or does not tell the whole truth. If a man tells you only a part of the whole if he suppresses a part then you will say to him, before I judge of the truth of what you say, I must have further testimony. Mr.,Hecey had, as is usual, a prem ise. Upon that he built his whole superstructure. You cannot build a stable structure upon an unstable foun dation. Mr. Heney told you a number of times that the only power the loan com mission had to spend a dollar for ex penses was from the act of congress, He told you that before they had a right to spend one cent of money they had first to sell the bonds and that any dol lar paid out of the treasury for any expense of the commission was simply embezzlement, but there was but one name by which to call it. Then if this be true every dollar paid out before the bonds were Bold waB wrongfully expended and there is no justification for such expenditure. He says the only expenditures allowed by law were the cost of advertisement, the engraving of the bonds and the cost of the transmission of the money. I take issue with my brother Heney because that is not the law. i This funding act provies that it shall be the duty of the loan commission to fund the debt there can be no ques tion of that that the commission shall sell the bonds and fund the indebted ness. The law outlines the method of pro cedure. Any court will tell you that when a law enjoins th.doingof a thing and prescribes the procedure, that the law so far aa the procedure is concerned is directory and not mandatory, and that such procedure shall be adopted as will attain the result contemplated by the law. The funding law commands the sale of the bonds it directs the method. It was not contemplated that all that was to be done was to advertise for pur chasers, and then that the commission should quietly Bit down and await pur chasers. Is there a man who does not know that money don't come around hunting for these bonds? "You must go for the money you must rustle for it. Money don't take off its hat to anyone. It is child's play to talk about fund ing the various territorial, county and chool indebtedness determining what is valid and what is invalid without work. To do as Mr Heney says to wait for purchasers to come and buy your bond?, is to wait until you are as old as well, as old as my friend Dr. Goodrich. I know I'll make him mad by the allu sion. No, sir, they had to get out and rustle for the sale of the bonds. I eay to you that if the commission had to wait before expending any money to sell these bonds until the bonds were sold none ever would have been sold. You have got to get where money is you have got to rustleJ Just stop and think a minute. A man to sell bonds must give his time and money to such a purpose, gome one must do it. Some one must rustle up the people who will buy the bonds. The proposition that these bonds could have been sold without work, without expense, is absurd in its face. I will read the section of the law that my Brother Heney read to you last night. When the sale has been awarded the loan commission sba!'. provide and pro cure the necessary bonds in this act as provided 'and any expenses incurred by them therefor" any expenses . There are two things to do. First To sell the bonds that is, the first proposition. Second The preparation of the bonds, the expenses therefor, any ex penses incurred by them therefor shall be paid. So the sale of the bonds is what be therefore refers to. The section proceeds and says "and all other necessary incidental expenses." Now what was the fault of Heney's reading of the law. He put into it one word and that word is the word thereto, making it read' "and all other necessary expenses thereto." Congress omitted to insert the word "thereto." This shows of course what a fool congress can sometimes be. Congress, it can readily be seen, in tended to provide for the payment, first, of the cost of the bonds, that is the beginning, then for the publication of the advertisements, then for the cost of remitting fundo for the payment of interest or money on the bonds, and, lastly, all other incidental expenses. What is meant by the word incidental? It means those expenses that congress could not foresee and therefore could not Bpecify. It contemplated other ex penses than those named. What ex penses? Why, those necessarily in cidental to the sale of the bonds. Aside from and beyond those specifically mentioned, congress could foresee that much trouble and expense might be incurred in the nego tiation of the sale of the bonds and they intended to provide for just this ex pense. No one can doubt it. Read the law yourselves and you will see that it is as I say it is. It is quite a different looking law from that that Mr. Heney would have you believe it to be. Not only the cost of procuring the bonds, the publication of notices and the remitting of funds is not all that it is provided for, but other incidental expenses, that is those costs necessarily incurred in effecting, completely the sale of the bonds. There can be no question about it. Congress did not intend that the ac complishment of the purpose of the act should fail because the necessary expense of carrying it out was not pro vided for. They did provide for it. I say to you tonight as nearly judi cially aa I can, with whatever experi ence I have had in construing statutes that the construction I have given that act is right. If I am right, then this law vests in the loan commission a description as to what shall be and what shall not be paid as the necessary expenses in the funding of this debt. This must follow as one second of time follows another. We, then, come to the expenditure of the $26,000 ; to consider whether it was fair and proper or whether it was erosslv extravagant. I am going to talk to you a little while about this immaculate territorial administration of ours. I hold in my hand a record, no, not a record, but a copy of a record. It purports to be a certified copy made by Charles. M. Bruce of certain records. He certifies that the annexed tables of figure from sheets one to eleven are correct transcripts, as appears from the official records. The great seal of the territory is attached. The first thing that startled me is that the secretary of the territory cer tifies on the great seal of the territory things that are matters of record only in the auditor's office. This record made on sheet 7 is as fol lows i "July 8, 1892, N. 0. Murphy. To amount expended by him on account of the Loan Commission while east as a delegate to the Republican conven tion." Mr. Bruce certifies that this is a cor rect copy of the record and he puts his seal of office on it. Here is a copy of the record, not a copy that was certified to by Bruce un der the seal of the territory, a copy of the vouchers or bills. It reads : "N. O. Murphy, debtor to amounts actually paid on account of loan commission. Teleeraohine J 43 00 Stenographer 10 50 nxpenes wnne ease attending loan com mission business 150 CO 1203 50 "I hereby certify that the above ac count is correct and that I have actually expended that amount. Signed N. O. Murphy." What in the name of God 1 did Mr. Bruce put in that it was for attendance by Gov. Murphy at the Minneapolis convention. Where did they get that charge? There is no such charge anywhere. Just think of it! And Bruce the cus todian of the seal of your territoryl puts it in there and certifies to it as a correct copy of the records. And here is the certificate of the secretary certifying to what is not true, because it is not there. Now you see how much candor, good faith and Christian charity is in this. Stop and think of it. Take it in and don't forget it. Here they are trying to rob Oaks Murphy of the dearest thing to him in life, next to his wife and baby, as dear as the apple of his eye, his fair fame and his good name as an honest man. Frank Heney is a courageous man, as brainy a man as in Arizona, but he should Bee before he makes such charges against such a man that he is careful that he makes no snch mistakes. You can nee that the loan commission committed no embezzlement are guilty of no theft, but that they did the work as any honest men might do it. I have here a letter that I will read you. It is : Phosnix, Ariz., Sept. 24, 1894. Joseph H. Kibbev, Esq. "On SaturdaySeptember 22, 1894, at the city of Phoenix, I called upon Charles M. Bruce, secretary of the ter ritory of Arizona, and I requested him to show me the accounts of the loan commission referred to in hie published certificate upon the alleged certified copy of the report that appeared in The Saturday Review. Mr. Bruce said to me that there were no accounts of the territorial loan commis sion ia his office and that such accounts were not Kept at his office but keept in the loan commission records in the office of the territorial auditor. That at the time he signed the published certificate which appear ed in ThejSaturday Review of Septem ber 24 he had no accounts of the loan commission in his office. "Mr. Bruce then explained to me thai a committe of democratic lawyers mem bers of the recent territorial democratic convention had called on him and had prepared the certificate in question, and requested him to sign the same in his official capacity. That up on such request he had signed the said prepared certificate. At the said in stance Mr. Bruce Bhowed me his letttr press copy of the same account and said they were the accounts referred to in his certificate. The statements which appeared in the letter did not bear any evidence upon their face that they had been copied from the accounts of the loan commission. Mr. Bruce stated that he had no personal knowl edge of their accounts, or of their cor rectness, and had no knowledge whether the accounts Bhown in the let ter press book were taken from the rec ords of the territorial loan commission of Arizona. Mr. Bruce exhibited a copy of a letter, which he read to me. This letter was addressed to Francis. J. Heney under date of August , 1894. It embodied a request to the attorney general to bring at once an action in the territorial district court for the pur pose of determining the right of the loan commission of Arizona to pay for what were deemed necessary services in carrying out the provisions of the fund- ma act of congress tor Arizona. "The letter referred to a promise on the part of the attorney-general to bring the action in question soon after he went into office and the embarrass' ment of the loan commission in carry ing out the provision of the funding act without ibeing Sallowed pay for ser vice and the business of funding, etc., etc. Mr. Bruce referred to the fact that Mr. Boon, the auditor had drawn his warrant and received his pay as a mem ber of the loan commission of Arizona Mr. Devereux, the assistant secretary, had drawn his salary as secretary of the loan commission. That Mr. Hughes;, son of Governor Hughes, had also drawn his salary as secretary of that commission. That Mr. Bruce said in which the governor concurred that an order to carry into execution the provisions of funding bill tor Arizona. That it was indisputable that varied services must be had by the commission which must be paid. You are at liberty to use the above statement at any moment that you em nt ana 1 am willing to verity that it is strictly true. Signed, Wm. Herring. No one can impeach the integrity ef William Herring. Every man, woman and child here will believe at once eveny word to which he puts his name. What he savs here I believe to be tree and you believe it you can't disbelieve it. If there is an honest, careful, pan staking man in Arizona hie name is William Herring. Mr. Heney told vou last nieht that the loan commission headed by Gov ernor Murphy were embezzlers'; that they were men who looked upon offiae as a private snap. He told yon in scath ing words, denouncing, vilfifying, in to contemptible a manner that his nionfc tasted badly, that he who violates a law a public officer who violates the oaifa of his office whether it involves a dollar or a million dollais that he can't fee trusted again. Then he stood for and fearine that that sentiment might be lonesome in this wild and wooly country. Be stated another thing to go along band in hand with tt, and that is that the territorial insane asylum was in such a condition that the territorial Demoexa- tic administration had to violate and it was by him advised that they violate the law, and so they sent out of the country and brought in a man from the outside to run that institution as an ex pert. jnow you may trim x tnat that is in consistent, but Mr. Heney didn't look at it so. He thinks a republican cannot violate the law, but that he as attorney general may advise a democratic admin istration to do so and they do so. To me it appears inconsistent, it is so. Mr. Heney would nave vou believe that forsooth Governor Murphy may have violated the letter of the-lair he is to . be buried face dew so that the more he scratches the deeper he will go, and on the other hand the Democratic administration for eoing the same are to be elevated on a pedestal. Mr. Heney tells you that Mr. Christy paid $350 to Mr. Payson to aid in tae passage of the amendment to the fund ing, act be leads yon to think that Mr. Payson was a member of congress, and that Colonel Christy je, therefore, goH ty oribery. Mr. Heney may not have known that Mr. Payson was not a mem ber of congrese, but a praoticwg at torney. Mr. Henev told you lust night tbat a bond had been presented to tbe present territorial treasurer for pay ment, lhat it was past due, but that he, Heney, advised the treas urer to not even endorse the bond not paid for want of funds. That is pure repudiation, Arizona's credit by this act alone of the Democratic admin-stration by the advice of 'Mr. Heney is blasted and even today a tele gram came to this city directing an agentof a financial firm net to purchase any more Arizona warrants. You see how it is. Mr. Heney lagam complains of Col. Christy. Col. Christy sent the bonds to New York unsigned at a cost of $220. He then went to New York and signed and delived them nt an additional cost of $400 or $500. Making a total ceetof less than $1,000. Mr. Heney says Uol. Christy had no right to goto New Yoik, that he should nave sientd trie bonds here and sent them by Well, Fargo &Oo. Well, Wells Faruo & Co. charged from $2 to $6 per thousand ootofthe bonds, making a cost of from $2,200 to to $6,600 instead of less than $1,009. The taxpayers can. answer which was the witer, the moet economical and the better course. The Republican loan commission did expend tuonty in ne gotiating the bonds, but they accom plished something; With an expendi ture of a little over one per cent they save to the territory $55,000 per year. or on the aggregate for the time the bonds have to run of $900,000. You know that the costB are low. You know that railroads, canals aad other such enterprises are glad to float their loans at a cost of from 5 to to 10 per cent. Judge Wright's speech will later he published in full. It will prove well worth the reading. It was enthusias tically received, and instead of Gov ernor Murphy having to defend him self from the ridiculous charges againat Mr. Heney and his coadjutors froui this time out will be kept busy explain ing. Explaining why they beie distrusted the record, why they haye dealt in inuendo and made charges by implejca tion. Arizona owes it to Gov. Murphy to rebuke the libellous charges made against him. Judge Wright's speech waa heartily received. The monotony of his arrays of figures was relieved by the character istic humor of tbe speaker. The speak ing was concluded by Gen. Sampson in a brief, but happy, address. The band played a spirited air and the crowd realized for the first time that it had been intensely interested during four long hours. To eay that the opening of the cam paign was extremely successful is a tame and inadequate description. Everything contributed to it ; the im portance of tne occasion and the sub ject; the prominence and tbe excel lence of the speakers, the admirable chairmanship of D$. Goodrich, the musical feature and the warm sympafliy of tbe big audience.