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:E ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. TE FOURTH YEAR. PIICENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 10, 181)4. VOL. V. NO . 121. HORRIBLE DEED. Ghastly Story Told of a Foul Murder. Uncle of a Seduced Niece Kills Her. Lures Her to a Lonely Place for the Crime. The Girl Given Laudanum and Then Brutally Clubbed-Death Fol lows In Ten Days. Bj tbe Associated Press. Raleigh, N. C, 0:t. 9. George Mills, who has been on trial here for his life during the past three dav6 for the seduction and murder of his niece, confessed tbe crime this evening. He was sent to the grand jury room as a witness against Jack Wimberly, the father of the murdered girl, and it was in the jury room that he made the con fession. He told a story full of the most horrible details, how, at the in stance of the girl's father, who had said to him, "Take Iana away and never bring her back alive," he had in duced her to accompany him to an old unoccupied house, and told her to take the contents of a bottle and it would produce aa abortion, the girl having been pregnant, and drank it. The drug was laudanum. Mills then struck her several times with a club. She Bcreamed, but no one could hear her. He finally re turned with the tale that somebody had murdered Iana, and threatened to kill him. The girl lived ten days, but never regained consciousness. .Mills is almost an idiot. Jiis trial will continue, notwithstanding his con fession. Thd jury trying him knows nothing of the confession. Wimberly was jailed this evening. He was the principal witness against Mills. Now Mills will be tbe principal witness. MILLIONS IN IT. Oil Dealers Seek Vast Sums for Be ing Broken Up. Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 9. Waring Bros. & Co., today filed statements in suits against the Pennsylvania Railroad com pany to recover J2.300.009. The suits were originally brought in 1877 and 1880, but were not pressed until now. The plaintiffs were in tbe oil business and between November 30, 1873, and March 1, 1875, shipped from Oil City and other points over the Pennsylvania railroad to Philadelphia 477,774 barrels of oil, on which, it is claimed, the defendants overcharged $669,299.25. The second suit is for $1.500,OUO damages. The plaintiffs state that they invested $1,200,000 in their plant; that the Allegheny Valley Railroad company, the Standard Oil company, the Atlantic Refining com pany, Warden, Frew & Co., Ward & Andrew conspired to prevent them from shipping their petroleum over the railroads at an equitable rate, charging them four times as much as other ship pers paid, and out of the overcharges paying large sums to the plaintiffs' competitors, Warden, Frew & Co., Bostwick & Co., J. D. Archibald, Charles Pratt & Co., the Standard Oil company, Lockhard & Frew and others. As a result, it is alleged, the plaintiffs were forced to abandon their business. FOURTH HUSBAND GONE. The Hard Fate of Mrs. Canniff of West Orange. Newark, N. J., Oct. 9. Mrs. Annie V. Canniff, of West Orange, who was married for the fourth time last Wednesday afternoon, now mourns the loss of the last bridegroom, who was "Professor" Wm. B. Atwood. Mrs. Canniff, perfectly willing to tell all about it, said today tnat on Satur day night last Atwood returned to his new home at a late hour. "I think he cnloroformed me," said Mrs. Canniff, "then took some jewelry and other valuables, worth about $500. He said he was going to Boston and soon after oar marriage I gave him $50 to pay his expenses." Two of Mrs. Canniff's husbands are dead, a third iB divorced and the laet one miBsing. The four-time married was Miss Annie Burnett, a daughter of Tax Collector Elijah D. Burnett, of West Orange. A MURDERER TELLS. A Confession Which Establishes a Criminal Theory. Portland, Oct. 9 "Bunco" Kelly has made a full confession of the part he played in the murder of George W. Sayres, whose body was found floating in the river between AinBworth and Mersey docks last Friday morning. Chief of Police Minto declines to reveal the nature of the confession beyond the fact that it establishes his theory of the crime. It is claimed that everyone connected with the murder is now under arrest or c!oe surveillance. One and probably two more arrests will he made. SANDBAGGED AND ROBBED Commercial Traveler Dupre Loses S1.200 in Toronto." Toronto, Ont., Oct. 9. Frank Dupre, a Rochester commercial trareler, was sandbagged and robbed of over $1,200 on Spadina avenue last night. Dupre is in a critical condition, and may die from his injuries. Dupre was found lying unconscious on the pavement jujt in front of Broad way place. Dupre was taken to the residence of Thomas Hollwey, where he had been stopping. It is said that he was to have been married today to Miss Hollwey. His assailants escaped. TOO MUCH GOVERNED. Island of Dominica Needs a Change in Administration. I London, Oct. 9. The report of bir Robert Hamilton, the commissioner sent to inquire into the affairs of the Island of Dominica, West Indies, says that the population of the island, es timated to amount to about 80,000 per sons, is discontented on account of the poverty existing, and which is said to be, due to defective administration. The report also says that the poorer classes are too heavily taxed and sug gests that the Island of Dominica be withdrawn from the Leeward Island Federation and placed under the con trol of a lieutenant governor. Sir Rob ert Hamilton, in conclusion, says that Dominica has a great future if there forms which he advocates are carried out. ENDS IN TRAGEDY. Political Contest in the State of , Georgia. A Prominent Democrat Shoots and Kills a Prominent Populist Both Are Farmers. By the Associated Press. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 9. James Cham bers, Democrat, shot and killed Wm. Weaver, Populist, in Tearley county, in a quarrel over the election result. Both are prominent farmers. Chambers iB in jail and the Populists threaten to lynch him. The Democrats have armed themselves to defend Chambers. A HOT FIGHT. Big Four Trainmen Have a Scrap With Four Tramps. Anderson, Ind., Oct. 8. A pitched battle between trainmen and tramps took place southwest of this city last night. The crew of the Chicago lim- 1 .1 t:t.' ; i i lieu uu iue dik rour receiveu oraers to sidetrack four miles from here to allow the eastbound southwestern to pass. As the train left this city the "blind" baggage car was boarded by four tramp?. When the siding was made Brakeman AVileon ordered them off. The four showed fight and flashed re volvers. Wilson ran to the engine cab, called the engineer and fireman and the three pulled their revolvers. Firing began and fully twenty shots were passed. One of the tramps staggered and fell. He was carried by the others and taken to the woods. Just then an eastbound train paeeed and the engi neer pulled out to make up lost time. The Anderson police were notified and a thorough search was made, but fur ther than pools of blood nothing could be found. A SENTENCE COMMUTED. Insanity Dodge Is Played to Its Greatest Perfection. A Murderer Who Was to Have Been Hanged Friday Goes to an Insane Asylum Instead. By the Associated Press. San Quentin, Cal., Oct. 9. Governor Markham has commuted to life im prisonment the sentence of Antone Vital, who was to have been hanged in the penitentiary here on Friday next, for the murder of a Chinese wash house keeper at Santa Barbara. After closely watching the condemned man for several weeks, Warden Hale decided that he was undoubtedly in sane, and finally he called in Dr. A. C. Clark, superintendent of the Stockton InBane asylum, who examined Vital and also pronounced him insane. This morning Dr. A. M. Gardner, superin tendent of the Napa Insane asylum, visited the penitentiary and examined the prisoner. He pronounced Vital "unquestionably insane," and said the man would probably continue in sane as long as he lived. In his report to Warden Hale, Dr. Gardner declared that should the officials carry the exe cution into effect, it would be nothing less than judicial murder. In accord ance with the recommendations of the doctors, the death sentence has been commuted and Vital will be sent to an insane asylum immediately. THAT COMBINE. Is the Fresno Raisin Trust Broken? That Is the Question Agitating Growers. An Open Market for All the Lower Grades of Fruit. The Independent Packers Say That the Combine Has Virtually Been Dissolved. By the Associated Pr iss. Fresno, Cal., Oct. 9. The board of directors of the California State Raisin Growers' company has granted packers of the combine permission to meet prices made by independent packers on raisins of low grade. This action has provoked considerable comment. Out side growers claim that the combine is virtually broken by resolution while packers of the combine insist that it is only just that lower grades of product ehould be allowed to go into the market at prices made D7 independent packers. ROMANTIC MARRIAGE. A Hotel Cleric and a Railroad Man's Daughter Elope. Little Bock, Ark., Oct. 9. A clan destine marriage was the consumma tion of a romantic courtship at Hot Springs today. The contracting parties were Ernest Shendal, a hotel clerk, and Miss Eldora P. Craig, daughter of Auditor Craig, of the Union Pacific railway. The young lady and her mother were guests at- the Waverly hotel, where Shendal was employed as clerk. The young folks met and loved, but the parents were obdurate in their opposition to the match. Yesterday the young couple took a drive into the country and returned man and wife. ELECTROCUTED. Horrible Accident to a Lineman in Boston. Boston, Oct. 9. A horrible case of electrocution was witnessed on Con gress street by hundreds of people to day. Charles E. Day, a lamp trimmer in the employ of the Boston Electric Light company, was trimming a lamp, and had hitched himself to the top of the pole, when attention was called to him by a fain cry. Day was then seen to be helpless and unconscious. In a few seconds he was limp and a blue flame was emitting from his eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Several of the onlookers tried to get up the pole, and one young man suc ceeded in touching the body, when he dropped to the ground, receiving pain ful injuries. A J. Hnmes started up the pole and reached Day's body, when he received a shoch, fell thirty feet to the ground, striking on his head and fracturing his skull. He died shortly afterward. It was more than half an honr before Day's body, now terribly burned, was lowered to the ground and taken to the morgue. AN EMANCIPATION ACT. A Man Has a Right to Hiss a Rank Show. New York, Oct. 9.--A man named EiBner went to a prominent local theater last night and hissed each song, dance and "sketch" of the per formance as soon as it was finished. He was arrested and taken to a police station and arraigned on a charge of intoxication and disorderly conduct. He claimed he had a right to hiss as long as he did it at the end of the act and disturbed no one. Justice Voorhis ruled the prisoner was within Mb rights. "None here," he added, "testifies that you hissed any during any of the pieces. It is common sense that if a man has the right to applaud he also has the right to hiss. I do not know of any decisions upon this point, but I simply use common sense, and I there fore discharge the prisoner." So one may hiss after every act in New Yoik, hiBs loudly and continuously, until everyone's sense of the rankneBS of the show has been satisfied. Cab of Their Engine on Fire. Wkst Chester, Pa., Oct. 9. With their locomotive cab on fire, the engi neer and fireman of the early news ex press, west, on the Pennsylvania rail road, made a marvelous run this morn ing one which excited the the people living along that line in this county. Near Frazer they discovered that the floor of the cab was on fire, caught from some coal in an ash-pan below. Reaching Whitford, they attempted to extinguish the flames, but failed, and, pulling open the throttle valve of the engine, they determined to reach Downington, some seven miles distant, where ample water and hose would be at their service. Over this distance they sped at the rate of a mile a minute probably at a greater speed while the smoke and flames hid the two brave occupants of the cab from view, and several times their clothing was on tire. Reaching Downington, a heavy stream of water was applied and the fire was soon ex tinguished and the train left that sta tion on its further mission only one minute late. CALIFORNIA FOOTPADS. They Rob and Otherwise Maltreat a New Comer. Haywardb, Cal., 0;t. 9. C. E. Ack erman, a recent arrivul from New York, was attacked by footpads last evening and robbed of $170 and forced to accompany the robbers to a canyon five miles from Haywards, where he was tied to a tree and left to extricate himself while the footpads were making their escape. He is pros trated as a result of his experience. He Frightened Royalty. New York, Oct. 9. A dispatch from London says: As the duke and duchess of York were proceeding in a carriage at Leeds this afternoon to the York shire college, at the opening ceremonies of which they were to be present, a man rushed from the crowd which lined the route and attempted to force his way to the side of the carriage. One of a detachment of lancers, acting as es cort, struck the man repeatedly with his sword and drove him back to the crowd, where he was taken in charge by the police. The prisoner proved to be an imbecile and it is believed that his action was prompted solely by a desire to shake hands with the duke and duchess. Satolli Gives a Luncheon, Washington, Oct. 9. Manager Sa tolli gave a luncheon today at his resi dence to Cardinal Gibbons, who will leave this country soon on a visit to Rome, where he will have an audience with the pope. Bishop Keane, who re cently returned from Rome, Dr. Pappin and Fathers Gillespie, McMahon and Dougherty were among those present.' Some importance is attached to the luncheon, as it brings together a num ber of prelates actively' interested in the Catholic university, concerning which some announcement is expected from the pope. CLOSED FOR SHIPPING. Treaty Port of Foo Choo No Longer Open. . ' The Center of a Great Mercantile Business Movements of Snips of the British Navy. By the Associated Press. 0 Hons Kong, Oct. 9. The British first class armored cruiser, Undaunted, twelve guns, Commander Edwin H. Richards, which had been directed to proceed to Nogasaki, Japan, for repairs, has been ordered to remain here. The British second class gunboat, Firebrand, four guns, Lieut. Commander Lionel G. Tuffrul, has been ordered to proceed to New Chann at the head of the gulf of Leao Ton. A dispatch from Foo Choo eays the river has been closed for shipping. Foo Choo is one of the treaty ports of China and is the capital of the province of Tokien and is situated about twenty five miles from the mouth of the Min river. Foo Choo has a naval arsenal, shipyards and school of navigation, near it are extensive lead mines and the black tea district is within seventy miles of that place. Consequently, Foo Choo carries on a large trade with the maritime provinces of China, both by land and water, as well as with the Foo Choo islands and Japan. Its pop ulation is estimated at 500,000. An American Citizen. Washington, D. C. , Oct. 9. Nicholson Frederickson, claiming to be an Ameri can citizen who was seized and im prisoned in Russia and afterwards made his eBcape, called at the state department, today in furtherance of a claim for indemnity for illegal arreEt. He told his story to the officials, but as a mere statement does not meet re quirements, he will have to prefer a formal complaint before the depart ment can act in the matter of securing indemnity for him. "Wool" In the Bill. Washington, Oct. 9. Secretary Car lisle today received from Acting Attor ney General Maxwell an opinion in which he hoids that the word "wool," as used in the woolen schedule of the new tariff act, refers to the hair of sheep only; and that the new and lower duties on goods made of hair of other animals went into effect on the passage of the act. A Dynamite Battery. Washington, Oct. 9. The war de partment is arranging to begin at once the construction of battery dynamite guns in San Francisco harbor similar to that in place at Sandy Hook, with the exception that it will consist of three fifteen-inch guna nstead of two five-inch and one eight-inch guns. Coin and Bullion. San Francisco. Oct. 9. Silver bars, per oz., 63?4g63j8 ; Mexican dollars, 53 532. The Arizona. Shanghai, Oct. 9. The German cruiser, Arizona, has arrived here. SHURBERT DIES. "Good-Bye," He Said, "I'm Going Now." His Last Words to His Weeping Wife. Price Is a Murderer in Fact as Well as Intent. Preparation for the Funeral Today. The Long Inquest Begins This Morning. William F. Shurbert, the victim of Price's murderous aim, died yesterday afternoon at 4:35. During the day there had been no perceptible change in his condition and the attending physi cians while they looked for death at any time thought be might survive forty-eight houre or until pleuritis set in. . He was in great pain and breathed with so much difficulty that it was ne cessary lo fan him continually. No attempt was made to drees hia wounds or attend to his broken leg. It would only hasten death so that the doctors did nothing but relieve hia sufferings as much as possible. He was conscious to the last. a. few minutes before he died he mut tered something to his attendants, and his wife came to his bedside. "What do you want. Will?" she asked. "Goad bye," he whispered, "I'm going now." A mist had already begun to veil his eyes, and in three minutes he was dead. Great as had been the grief of his wife, she was almost insane now, and when the first etorm had passed and she realized that she was. indeed alone with her three li'.tle children, she passed into a state of prostration from which she did npt recover last night. At the direction of her ancle, Red mond Toohey, the body was removed to Randal & Davis' to be prepared tor buriiil. The funeral-procession will set out at 3:30 this afternoon from the un dertaking rooms. The remains will be taken to the Catholic church, where services will be held at 4 o'clock,, and interment will take place in Mr. Too hey's lot in the city cemetery. When Shurbert was stripped a magnificent physique was disclosed. A powerful but graceful neck was set upon square and missive shoulders. Muscles like those of a prize fi enter stood out upon his arms and' altogether the dead man would have served as a model for a sculptor who might desire to symbolize symmetry and strength. Ab soon as he hud been notified of Shurbert's death Justice Johnston im paneled a coroner's jury consisting ol Andrew Barry, Andrew Darnell, J. P. King, V. J. Hale, F. Lad tie, P. Minor, Ed Peck and C. Walters. The inquest wa adjourned until t o'clock this morning when the taking of testimony will 3 begun. The inquest will probably be continued three days as a multitude of witnesses are to be examined and on account of the importance of the testi mony in the preliminary and subse quent trial of the murderer the utmost care will be exercised in taking and transcribing it. The friends of Price have alreany be gun manufacturing a theory of self de fense. Two or three men are prepar ing to swe;ir that Shurbert struck fit Price with a knife just before the re volver was drawn ; that-the murdered man was tbe aggressor and had been warned by Price to not advance upon him. In support of the story of the knife, attention is' called to a long scratch on Price's face. No knife, how I ever, was found upon Shurbert when he was picked up, and none was found in tbe street where the men had been standing, or anywhere along the route followed by them to the point where Shurbert fell. The nearest person to the murderer at the time the weapon was drawn was City Editor McClintock, of the Gazette. He heard the conversation im mediately preceding the shoot inf. Shurbert was aggressive neither in manner nor language, but on the other hand tried to placate Price. At the moment the revolver was drawn Shur bert did not strike at Price, but turned, jumped across the gutter and ran across the street. Price still maintains ths same ap pearance of unconcern which he ex hibited when he was placed in jail. He talks freely with his fellow prisoners, but eays little concerning the murder. He received the news of his victim's death last night without any display at emotion. Notwithstanding public feeling against the murderer had subsided somewhat yesterday; that is, there were no more threats of lynching, there was no relaxation of vigilance by the jail officials last night. Mrs. Shurbert has no plans for the future. She will probably re main here with her uncle a short time and then go home to her father, John Dillon, a wealthy resident of Central City, Colo. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powdev World's Fair Highest Medal and Diploma.