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CAN. JLU zr- t lm PTZONA, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 16, 181)4. VOL. V. NO. 126. FOURTH YEAR. REPUBM TOO HEAVY! Another Argument for the Coinage of Silver. Robbers Leave It Because of Its Weight. Looters of an Express Office Refuse $1,000 in Silver. THREE DESPERATE ROBBERS Hide Themselves in the Ex press Office and Take the " Money When the Agent Goes Out. By the Associated Press. The Dali.bs, Oie., Oct. 15. At mid night Saturday robbers entered the office of the Pacific Express here and relieved the strong box of about $ 14,000 in cash. . Tbe money was sent from Portland to pay fishermen and farm hands' wanes. It arrived at 11 o'clock. Aeent Hill, after placing the box in the office, went out for about twenty mm utee, and when he returned, tbe con tents of the box were missing. No clue to the perpetrators has been found. The moat plausible theory advanced is that the robbers secreted themselves in a back room of the express office and waited for the agent to leave the build ing, aa no doors or locks were forced open. They must have known also that the express messenger, who sleeps in the office, was away attending to a horee near by. The robbers, being unable to carry all the silver, iefl a thousand dollars of a silver consignment. The county fair has been in session for the week past, which attracted a large number of gamblers and toughs to the citv. No arrests have yet been made. BLOWN TO ATOMS. Two Young Men Horribly In jured by Dynamite. Spark From a Lighted Cigarette the Cause of all Thetr Dread ful Agony. By the Associated Press. Hokelumne Hill, Cal., Oct. 15. One of the most shocking incidents that ever happened in this vicinity occurred this morning with possibly fatal re sults. Two young men named James and George Lipp, aged 19 and 17 years re spectively, were horribly mutilated by the explosion of a box giant powder caps. Tbey went for a walk to Meser mine near this place, and on their re turn discovered near tbe roadside a box of giant powder caps, piece of fuse and about half a dozen giant powder cart ridges. Just how the accident occurred is not yet known, but the condition of of tbe young men was terrible in the extreme. The left band of James was torn to shreds, necessitating amputation at the wrist, his sight de stroyed, his head, face and upper part of his body filled with fragments of metal from the cap shells and tin box in which the shells were contained, while his brother George was mangled about the head, losing one eye and probably both. The first and Becond fingers and thumb of the left hand of James were found near the place still holding a half burned cigarette. The presumption is that while examining the box a spark fell among the caps and caused the explosion while both young men were examining it. The full ex tent of the injuries cannot yet be fully determined. Twenty Days at Sea. Seattle, Wash., Oct. 15. Fred Grant, one of the proprietors of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and ex-United States minister to Bolivia, is a passen ger on the ship, Ivanhoe, which left Seattle twenty days ago for San Fran cisco and has not since been heard from. They Refused to Answer. Wa bhington. D. C. Oct. 15. Argu ments were closed today in the district supreme court on a demurrer of Mc Cartney and Chapman to an indict ment against them for refusing to answer questions of the sugar trust in vestigating committee. Assistant At torney General Conrad for the govern ment attacked the defense's claim of freedom from inquisition. The court took a motion to dismiss under advise ment and will render its ruling in a few days. Is the Ivanhoe Lost? Port Towkbukd, Wash., Oct. 15. Grave fears are entertained by fhippitg men that the wreckage reported off Cape Flattery, two weeks a?o, is from the ship. Ivanhoe, coal laden, twenty davs out from Seattle for San Francisco. The United States cutter, Grant, left today to search the seacoast above and below Cape b lattery tor in!ormation regarding the Ivanhoe. Fatally Stabbed by a Woman. Vancouver, B. C, Oat. 15. Fred K. Turner, a member of the leading fami lies of New Westminister, a fast bicycl ist and a crack rifle shot, who went to Wimbledon, Eng., with the Canadian team, some time ago entered into a brokerage partnership, and bis partner prevailed upon him to lead a different life. He told Grace Irwin, with whom he had been living, that they must separate. Yesterday she called at his office and asked him to call on her, but before doing so he went to s hard ware store and bought a hunting knife. She asked him to give her money to leave the city. He said : "Here is $10 as earnest of good faith. Call tomor row and I will give you more." She took the money and again asked him to call on her. He refused again, and she stabbed him below the heart and drew the knife downward, inflicting a mortal wound. The woman was shortly afterwards arrested. She is 26 years old, a hand some brunette, and ie said to have come here from San Francisco about five years ago. She worked in a real estate office here as a typewriter and then weDt to Hew Westminster. About a year ago she became acquainted with Turner. They lived in a house which he had furnished. GONE TO RUIN. The Big Log Raft Is Broken Up "' By Gales; Many Thousands of Dollars Lost in a Night by the Lumbermen of Astoria, Oregon. Bt the Associated Press. Astoria, Or., Oct. 15. The mam moth log raft which went to sea Friday, destined for San Francisco, is believed to have met with a disaster. The heavy gales of Saturday and Sun day nights have driven the raft north ward and the tug Monarch, which still had the raft in tow, was unable to make any headway. Two barks which arrived last night report having passed through hundreds of drifting piles, and it is thought the drifting logs must be from the raft. Interest In San Francisco. San Francisco, Oct. 15. The owners of vessels and seafaring men of all grades here are showing a keen interest in the fate of the big raft reported wrecked off the mouth of the Columbia river, they being by no means pleased with the Southern Pacific's scheme of rafting lumber to this port. II the raft is wrecked it will cause but little sorrow among them, for had the raft been towed successfully into port, there is every possibility that the shippers of lumber would follow the ex ample of the railroad company. LESSON TO DESERTERS. Prison In an Armory for a Man Who Avoided Doing His Duty. Columbus, O., Oct. 15. When Com pany C, Fourteenth regiment, Ohio national guard, was ordered by Gov. ernor McKinley into active service in Belmont county to quell the riotous miners in June last, Private Dearth hastily left the city and eluded the commanding officers. A co"urt martial found Dearth guilty, and he was dis honorably discharged from the service and sentenced to fifteen days' impris onment. The authorities, not wishing to send the man to iail, erected a pen 6x9 feet in the center of the armory building, and Dearth is now serving - his time under the eye of a guard. He is not allowed to leave the little coop even for exercise, and his presence in the impro vised prison serves as a warning to others who regard lightly their obliga tions as soldiers. CONSPIRACY. Three Men Indicted on the Charge at Sacramento. Sacramento, Cal., Oct. 15. Albert Sharkey, Richard Laine and F. Ray were arrested today, having been in dicted by the grand jury on charges of conspiracy and interfering with the United States mails during the late strike. Dr. Price's Cream Baking: Powder Most Perfect Made. SURE CORE. How a Woman Her Boy Saved She Gave Him Poison, Causing His Death. Did It to Keep Him Fom Evil Habits and Associations. After He Was Dead She Threw Body In a Well to Prevent an Examination. His By the Associated Press. Lansing, Mich., Oct. 15. In the trial of Mrs. Herre today the story of a most unusual murder was told. Her son George, 9 years old, was taken ill and a doctor was called. The boy began to mend. Two days later, however, he died with symptoms of poisoning, and tbe doctors sent two women to watch the corpse until the post-mortem exam ination should be made. That night the window of the room in which the corpse lay was smashed and the women ran home. The next day the body was missing and it was not found nntil four days later, in an nnused well. Today the detectives offered a con fession in which Mrs. Herre admitted she poisoned tbe boy because she feared that he was going to the bad, and that she threw the body in a well because she knew a post-mortem would show poisoning. She says shat she gave him rat poison on a piece of pie. HERR MOST AN ACTOR. He Makes His Debut In the Thalia Theater. New Yokk, Oct. 15. John Most, the anarchist, made hie deput as an actor as Der Alte Baumert, in "Die Weber," last night at the Thalia theater. The play is by Gerard Hauptmann. It was suppressed as nltra socialistic by the German police, but the vtA has since been withdrawn and "Die Weber". (The Weaver) is to be performed this season at the Deutsch theater in Ber lin. Herr Most was a pleasing spectacle. He was recognized at once despite the knee breeches and the other unfamiliar details of his make-up and was ap plauded warmlv. At the end of the second act he was called before the curtain, and again at tbe end of the feurth ant, when an immense bouquet was passed up to him over the foot lights. Accidental Death. Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 15. Mibs Valentine VVeiler, daughter of Prof. Weiler of this city, was found dead in bd last night, she having been as phyxiated. The coroner's jury returned a verdict of accidental death. A Soft Job. Los Angeles, Oct. 15. John W. Conger, convicted of embezzling gov ernment funds while deputy revenue collector of Fresno county, was today sentenced by Judge Ross to two year in the county jail. Suspects Lost. Woodland, Cal., Oct, 15. Deputy Sheriff McKoff returned late last night after a hot chase after two train robber suspects who were seen in Woodland Sunday. He tracked the men within a few miles of Dixon and could find no further trace of them. Coin and Bullion. San Francisco, Oct. 15. Silver bars, per oz., 63?8'86312 ; Mexican dollars, 53 53. ' MUST REGISTER AGAIN. The City Registration Last Spring Was Not Sufficient. The registration figures shown at the recorder's office at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon were 4079, and enough other names were taken up to 9 o'clock to make it more than 4,100. Outside officers have not reported for a long time, so that there is little doubt that the total registration will be not less than 4,500. Registration will close at midnight tonight. There are a great many per sons who believe that the city registra tion last spring was sufficient for the territorial election, but it isn't. They are, therefore, notified that they have only twenty-four hours in which to prepare themselves to vote this fall. SNATCHED FROM THE FIRE. Two Brands Ed Dunn and Har- vey Wilson. The Salvation Army has won two more notable victories over satan, The first was Ed Dunn, whom everybody in Phoenix knows was a drunkard and an outcast of the most hopeless type. Last Friday night Dunn completed another sentence in the city jail for drunken ness and before he had time to get drunk again he was induced to attend the army services. That night he waB converted and the next day he remained convetted. Sometime on Sunday God male him an instrument for another conversion. He met Harvey Wilson, who for years has got drunk every Sat urday night, remained drunk over Sun day and was just able to go to work on Mondav morning to earn enough money to enable him to start in again on Sat urday night. This was a treadmill ex istence which none ever expected to see him abandon. Drunk as he was on Sunday wlun he met Dunn he was btrnck bv the fact that he was sober and a-ked hi in about the phenomenon. Dunn showed him a couple of dollars and said he could have been drunk if he felt like it, but he didn't feel like it ; he had got religion and that made him feel better even than whisky. Just for the novelty of the thing Wilson wanted to experience a men'al condition which would permit a man with money in his pocket to remain sober. Tbe sensation was incomprehensible. H went to the Salvation Army that night and was con verted. He doesn't want to get drunk any more and Bays he also wants to do something else for God besides merely keeping sober. Babe Dove, by the way, and there never was a more hopeless case, is still true to the army colors after a trial of five months. STILL AT LARGE, No News Yet of the Big press Robbers. Ex- Prlsoner Confined In Jail Says That He Knew the Train Waa to Be Wrecked. By the Associated Press. - Sacramento, Cal., Oct. 15. The men who robbed the east bound express train of over $50,000 last Thursday night are still at large. A sensational story comes from Wood land, Cal., today to the effect that Melville Hatch, confined in the county jail there, told a fellow prisoner that he knew the train was to be robbed. Hatch' is awaiting trial on a charge of murder, being held with Knox, Worden and other ex strikers for the alleged wrecking of the train en which Engineer Clark and several soldiers were killed. Detective Hume has left for Wood land to interview Hatch. WHOLESALE CHICKEN PIE. rhe General Results Produced By an Undiscrlmlnatlng Gun. Dr. Kirkwood, Dr. Kendall and Mr. Rising of the Keystone pharmacy, last Sunday no.it was Saturday accepted an invitation froaa Mr. Wm. Fitzgerald to shoot quail on his ranch, a few miles down the valley. The- quail hunting was without special incident, but there was an incident at tbe Fitzgerald home stead. Mr. Fitzgerald went eut to shoot a couple ot chicaens lor his visitors dinner. The gun he employed was his personal property, and had been built by the Winchester arms company with a special view to excecution, and tiie effect upon Mr. Fitzgerald's poultry fully justified the expectations of the builders and p-oduced dissatisfaction and ground for domestic trouble be tween Mr. Fitzgerald and his wife. The two chickens aimed at died, as well as all the rest that happened to be standing within a radius of ten feet. There was a chicken pie for dinner, and the Fitzgerald's will have more chicken pie for a week. A MONSTER CAT. Big as He Was, a Load of Bird Shot Brought Him. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Plattner drove out to their ranch south of Mesa last Sunday. Just after leaving it on their return a big catamount pursued by some boys and dogs bounded along the road near their carriage and took refuge on top of a lofty cactus at the roadside. The sharp spurs on the side of the Dlant seemed to offer no discouragement to the brute in his ascent. Mr. Plattner had a shotgun along with him but it was loaded onlv with Bmall bird shot, He decided to trv it on the catamount and take the consequences if the charge was too light. Tbe shot struck the animal under the jaw. and he bounded a half dozen feet into the air and fell to the ground dead. He measured five and a half feet from the end of the nose to the tip of the tail. This is said to be the largest specimen captured in the valley in recent vears. Obituary. David J. English departed this life September 22, 1894. Mr. English was a native of Illinois. He came to Phoenix a little less than a year ago in search of a milder climate, being somewhat afflicted with pulmonary troubles. Had greatly improved in this respect when he was suddenly stricken down with spinal meningitis. The progress of the disease was so rapid that it did its work in less than three days. Mr. English was 35 years old, and was a harness maker by trade. He had made many friends in this country who esteemed him highly, and they extend their heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved mother, brothers and sister in Illinois The funeral occurred one week from the following Sunday, -September 30, one brother being present at the funeral. SHOT DEAD. A Prisoner Attempting to Escape is Killed. Another May Die From Loss of Blood. Both Thought to Be Entirely In nocent of Crime. The Horrible Tragedy Enacted lm Mining Camp In the Southern Portion of Colorado. By the Associated Press. Colorado Springs, Col., Oct. 15. Thomas Short and James Cannon, Bull Hill miners, arrested by Deputy Sher iff Kernpy at Sterling on a charge of having robbed the Victor gambling house, attempted to escape at the di vide last night while they were being brought to jail in this city. Deputy Kerney shot " both, killing Cannon and wounding Short. He may die of loss of blood. It is believed the men were innocent of the crime with which they were charged, as many miners declare both were at the ball in Victor at tbe. time the robbery was committed. A Receiver Exhonerated. Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 15. Judge Jenkins' decision, filed in the United StateB circuit court today, confirms that portion of Special Master Carey's re port exhonerating Receiver Oakes of tbe Northern Pacific and commending hie conduct. The question of ordering the receivers to bring suit against cer tain directors to recover unlawful gains is held for future decision. Weaxher Indications. 8an Francisco, Oct. 15. For South ern California, fair, nearly stationary temperature, except warmer near San Luis Obispo; light winds, generally northeasterly. ' SHE WAS INSANE. But She Offered an Arithmetical Pointer. Lena Roebuck, a young woman of Gila Bend, was examined for insanity in probate court veaterday, and was committed to the asylum. Her malady was of a vioient character, and was su perinduced by a physical disorder and too intense study. The patient is a verv handsome and rather cultured yonng woman. In the course of the examination she was asked by Dr. Mahoney if she bad been an inmate of the California asy lum. She replied that she had been there. 'When were yon put in?" bhe was asked, and she replied. When were ycu discharged" in quired the physician, and she named the date. Later in the examination tbe doctor asked her how long she had been confined in tbe California institution. She replied, "I have told yon hen i was put in and when I was discharged. Now, have vou ever studied arithmetic or that e!e nentary division of it called. subtraction ?" While the doctor was trvine to catch his breath the patient burst into tears and humbly apologized for having been rnde to one so much older than herself. During Lifer sitiv about the court house while waiting for the examina tion she gave way to many violent ae tions and expressions, but each was im mediatelv followed by tearful repent ance and apology. Her onlv relative is a father at Gua Bend. 'Have vou any estate?" inquired Judge Jordan. You see it all here," she replied, pointing at her clothing. WOLF HEARD FROM. A Man Saw the Indian Trader on September I. Mr. G. T. Smith, a gentleman who recently came toPhoenix overland from Kanitou, Colo., informs a Republican reporter that he saw the Indian trader Herman Wolf, concerning whom as inquiry was received here from the German consul at San Francisco last Saturday and was published in Tbe Republican. Mr. Smith met Wolf about September 1 along the Little Colorado, ten miles north of the San Francisco Wash, twenty-five miles east of Canon Diablo and fifty miles from Flagstaff. He was at that time well and engaged in pursuing his avoca tion among the Indians. Mr. Smith says Wolf is a man of education and culture, which long years among the savages has failed corrode. Mr. Smith's meeting with the trader occurred in an out of the way place ani was an accident. He had got lost from his two traveling companions and was directed on his way by the trader. The information furnished by Mr. Smith will be forwarded by Secretary Bruce to the German consulate at San Francisco and will ultimately reach the trader's brother, Major-General Wolf, of Dresden, Germany, who instituted the inquiry.