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IZONA REPUBU CAN FOURTH YEAR PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 4, 1894. VOL. V. NO. 143. Goldberg Bros Clothing tore A Clothing Store with a great big I G I We Buy, Sell and Dream Clothing 24 hours a day . Making a specialty of it Special attention this week to our line of A fine iiHlir LI See our show window. A better one for Be. and others at 81.00, 81.25, 81.50 81.75. All Sizes. Just re ceived complete line of Wilson Bros. Shirts at Lowest prices; a good Unlaundried shirt for 50c. Always Looi for Our Sign at Door. Remember Our Free Labor Office. Goldberg Bros Clothing Store. We Undersell White Shirts . WHY THEY DO IT. Patriotism Is Placed Above Party. Prosperity Is More Than Politics. Democrats Who Are Support ing Gov. Miirphy. They Are Moved by Gratitude for What He Has Done and Hops for What He Will Do. When men prominent in business and politics depart temporarily from the policy and purposes of their party their reasons for doing so are alwayB subjects of deep interest and constitute good reading matter for thoughtful men. In view of the number of prominent Democrats who have publicly an nounced their support of Mr. Murphy, a Republican reporter yesterday visited Beveral of them. The gentlemen whose views are given below expressed them selves with enthusiasm. A long list of similar interviews might have been secured, but these embrace the reason which animate all. Said Hon. James A. Fleming: "Yes, I am for Governor Murphy for delegate to congress, and I am a Demo crat. I am, however, more for the pro gress of Arizona than I am for the mere temporary success of my party. "I am for statehood, the assertion of certain newspapers to the contrary not withstanding. I am in favor of holding out inducements 10 outside capital to cime to Arizona. I don't see how we are to progress otherwise. We don't want to build a wall about our town and eur county and eay that outsiders shall not come in with their money, their enterprise and their push and hep us along. "My faith in Phoenix iB evidenced by my investments in the valley. I have faith in our future. I am directly in terested in our advancement. This is why I am for N. O. Murphy. I know personally that.N. O. Murphy saved the north and south road by his efforts when it seemed doomed to failure. "I have cot time, nor have I the in clination to deny in detail the assertions of those who either carelessly or maliciously Btate that I am averse to statehood. I will only say that I have contributed I believe- as much money as any other single individual to ad vance the the cause of statehood. There can be no important progress under a territorial government and no good in ducement to investors, I may eay in illustration that my investments have not netted me 2 per cent per annum. "I believe that Governor Murphy can do more for Arizona as delegate to con gress than any other man, as he has certainly been valuable in the past. To illustrate his energy and interest in the territory : There was a party of Philadelpians coming to Phoenix to make investments. He procured free transportation for them on the Santa Fe, met them at Prescott brought them to Phoenix and entertained them at hie own expenee at a cost of perhaps $125. Their object in coming was to purchase ground and erect an expensive hotel. The only obstacle to the enterprise was the high freight rate on material. They went away not abandoning the enter prise but to wait until there were ad ditional railroad facilities. And by the way those gentlemen are so deeply interested in Governor Murphy's elec tion that they have instructed me to telegraph them the result. I aai for Gov. Murphy for the good of Arizona." Maj. J. VV. Evans was seen next. "Am I for Murphy ?" he repeated. "I certainly am and I am pleased to say why. I believe Governor Murphy can do better work for the territory than Mr. Herndon. ' I have always been and I am now an active and consistent worker for statehood. I think that is the highest blessing that can fall on Arizona and I believe it can be procured earlier by Mr. Murphy's election. I do not apprehend that anything will be done in the short session about state hood and the next congress will almost certainly be Republican so it is necea Barv to have a Republican delegate. "Tnere are several senators of both parties in the east opposed to admission on the ground that Arizona would bring in two more silver senators. We must therefore depend upon the senators from the aouth and what Republican senators we can influence in the west to join forces with Democratic senators from the same section who are already friendly to us. Governor Murphy can do this better than any Democrat. In Bhort I'm for Governor Murphy be cause I prefer Arizona and statehood to the success of my party. After Ari zona becomes a state we can afford to stick to politics." "I hear you're going to vote the Re publican ticket," said the reporter to Joseph Pratt. "I've never voted a Republican ticket in my life," replied Mr. Pratt, "and I do not think 1 ever will, but if you mean you heard I was going to vote for Governor Murphy, that's, a different matter. I am voting for him for several reasons, but none of them -because he is a Re publican. I believe in the first place that to vote for him at this time is the duty of every man in Arizona who cares more for Arizona and prosperity than politics, and I am no politician. His wider acquaintance with men and pub lic matters certainly make bim a more valuable representative for the territory than Mr. Herndon. When 1 was in California last summer I met many prominent men, politicians and others. They all knew Governor Murphy and spoke highly of him. The California delegation in congress can be of great service to Arizona and it is advan tageous to the territory to have a dele gate who stands well with them. "But Governor Murphy's acquaint ance extends not only in the direction of California, but is almost equally great and useful among eastern men of influence. Every voter who wants statehood at the earliest possible mo ment ought, I think, support Mr. Murphy. Then again I like him per sonally and have known him intimately for the past five years, but the reason I intend to support him is not because of my friendship for him, but on patriotic and business grounds." Col. Jas. T. Simma was next seen. "I am a Democrat," said he, "but within the last twenty-four hours I've made up my mind to vote for Governor Murphy. I will do it because I want early statehood. It isn't politics. I never got any advantage out of poli tics, but this is a personal affair. I believe it will pay me and every other man in Arizona to vote for Mr. Mur phy." Mr. W. J. Murphy is neither a Dem ocrat nor a relative of the Republican candidate, but he ia one of the most Smith: "I have always thought we couldn't make this rsce on this sort of track. I don't like it, but I'll do the best I can to help you through." Herndon: "I didn't expect this sort of track. I am sorry I entered." Zulick: "Come on, come on, this ia in just my element. Everybody knowB that I !" ardent advocates of Btatehood in Ari zona. Upon being asked by the reporter if he was in favor of statehood, Mr. Mur phy said : "I am, decidedly." "Do you thiDk the election of Mr. Murphv will jeopardize our chances for statehood ?" "I do not. On the contrary I think the election of the Republican ticket in Arizona will promote her chances. At our late municipal election, when the bill for the admission of Arizona was pending in the senate territorial committee, I suggested that we allow that election to go Democratic with a view to use that as a leverage upon the committee to Becure a prompt and favorable report, thinking, as I did, that it would have some influence. Now, however, the conditions are dif ferent. National questions of great mo ment are to be decided at this election, and in my opinion it is important that Arizona shall be on the right side of these questions." "Then as an advocate of statehood you think we should support the Re publican t'eket?" "I do. The Democratic congress has had a whole year to admit Arizona if so disposed. I believe from all that I have been able to learn that the silver ques tion has had as much to do, if not more, in preventing favorable action on the admission bill by the senate committee than anything else. The question is not, in acertain sense, a party question. As a rule the eastern senators of both parties are opposed to the free coinage of silver and the western senators are in favor of it. I believe that the oppo sition of the eastern Democratic gold senators to the admission of Arizona has been a more potent influence than any other." "What opportunitiea have you had, Mr. Murphy, to observe the attitude of congress on thiB subject?" "In May last I went to Washington for the purpose of ascertaining what, if anything, could be done in the interest of statehood and discussed the question with men of both parties in both houses. It is a well known fact that the ad ministration is opposed to the free coin age of silver, and that on that question the Democratic members of the senate have agreed with the administration." "It has been reported, Mr. Murphy, that you said that Senator Hill said to you that the Democratic party could not afford to jeopardize their control of the Benate by the admission of Arizona. Did Mr. Kill make any suggestion of that kind?" "No. I had an interview with Sena tor Hill, who was chairman of the sab committee, before which the bill was then pending, with the view of ascer-' taining whether, in his opinion, there was any chance for statehood at that session of congress. Senator Hill did not even intimate that politics entered into the consideration of the question of our admission. He said in substance that there was no prospect of admission at that session." "You know in a general way, Mr. Murphy, of the charges of extravagance against Governor Murphy in the matter of selling our bonds." "I understand that there were sold at par two million dollars of bonds of which one and a half millions were delivered, and taat the total ex pense of the loan commission in ne gotiating these bonds, including the engraving three timea and procuring some necessary additional congressional legislation, and funding the debt for which they were issued, amounting to about one and a fourth per cent of the amount sold. I have had considerable experience in placing bonds, both muni cipal and corporate, and I consider that the handling of -these bonds has been done at a very small cost." "Dots the aggregate cost, incurred by the loan commifsion, under the cir cumstances suggest to your mind any idea of extravagance ?" "Certainly not." MURPHY AT NOGALES. Grandest Rally of the Season at the Line City. Special to The Republican. , Nogales, Nov. 3. It seemed to night aa if the entire population had turned out to listen to the campaign oratory of the Republican candidates. Governor Murphy received the warmest and most enthusiastic welcome of the trip. Speeches were made by General W. Williams, candidate for district at torney, Hon. Jim Doran and by Gov ernor Murphy. The governor's talk upon Btatehood and his modest yet effective account of what he had done and hoped to do in its behalf was vociferously applauded. Governor Murphy, by his genial, kind ly, social manner, has renewed his old time popularity here and haa caught the town. A $1,000 Fire. Livermoke, Cal. Nov. 3. The Liver more flour milla owued by C. S. Lau meister of San Francisco have been destroyed by fire. The loss is about a thousand dollars. MORMON POWER. Influence of the Church in Politics. Significant Result of the Canvass in Utah. The Balance of Power Con-, ceded to Lie in the Church. Ths Same Condition Said to Affect Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Arizona. By the Associated Press. Salt Lake, Nov. 3. Tonight practi cally closes one of the warmest politi cal contests ever waged in Utah. Party lines have been fought largely on the tariff question as there was not much difference between the parties on Bilver. Church influence appears to be a sig nificant factor in the contest and it ia conceded that the successful ticket will have to carry a majority of the Mor mon church vote. It ia conceded by the best political authority on both Bides that the result in Utah will eventually control the destinies of from six to ten United States senators. Thia iB claimed on the theory that the Mor mons hold the balance of power in Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Arizona. PINAL POLITICS. Looking Forward to the Reduction of the County's Debt. 8peeial correspondence of The Republican. Florence, Ariz., Nov. 2. Tho people have at last awakened to the fact that Pinal county cannot maintain her pres ent rate of speed without eventually Btranding her good name and credit on the rocks of corruption. A clean ad ministration of county affairs ia the cry and watchword of the taxpayers and respected citizens during the present campaign and they are in a fair way to receive it. Party lines have been knocked in the head except for the ter ritorial ticket which is overwhelmingly Murphy and Doran. Herndon and Campbell are entirely in the soup, while O'Neill and Woy are an Unknown quantity. Tom Davis has a complete walkover, which every Democrat ia forced to acknowledge. The main county fight will be for the offices of district attorney and sheriff. ' TIDAL WAVE. Cheering News From the Capital of Yavapai. Special to The Republican. . Prescott, Nov. 3. The way the peo ple are turning their faces toward the camp of Governor-Murphy and their backs to the etuudaid of the other can didates is a caution. It is now . certain that Murphy's majority will be not letB than 2o0 in Yavapai. A wager of $500 to $3C0 was made here today thtt Mur phy would carry the county by over 200. The Populist movement has been steadily losing strength. Scarcely a business man of Prescott will vote for any of the Populist candidates. STREET AT SAFFORD. Rousing Reception by Ranchers of Upper Gila Valley. Special to The Republican. Solomonvillb, Ariz., Nov. 3. Judge Street delivered an address last night at Saffcrd. If there ever has been any question as to how the Mormon people of this valley stood with reference to the candidacy of Governor Murphy it was dissipated laet night. They turned out in mass and by their shouts of ap proval and applause of every point made in favor of Governor Murphy clearly Droved their friendship. The vote in Graham county will be close, but Murphy and Doran will carry it and no power on earth can prevent them. COURT MARTIAL STATISTICS An Apparent Falling Off In Army Irregularities. Washington, Nov. 3. The annual re port of Col. G. Leiber, acting judge and advocate general of the army, shows that trials by general court martial dur ing the year numbered 2,189, a decrease of nine compared with last year. The list includes only six officers "and seven cadets. There were 529 trials for dis orderly conduct and 518 for desertion. The number of trials by inferior court martials was 14,998, an increase of ninty-eight .cases over the previous year. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powdet World's Fair flintiest Medal and Diploma.