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tHE RlkONA REPUBLICAN: TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEmHr 6,
1894. UNVEILED. The Great Peralta-Rea vis Fraud Exposed. Founded Alone on Awk ward Forgery Recent Discoveries of Fraud .Among Mexican Archives. A Seal Which Had Been Out of Date a Hundred Years Flight of Reavls From Spain. The cloud of the Peralta-Reavis claim which hug been banging over the plains, valleys aud mountains of South Central Arizona has practically drifted away It was not much of a cloud but sufficient to create apprehension and to some ex tent deter capital from entering beneath its shadow. What has always been suspected, that the claim is wholly fraudulent, is now known, and the knowledge is solidly based on recently discovered evidence. On bis recent trip to Albuquerque, Judge Joseph Campbell met United States Attorney Matt G. Reynolds and Associate Justice Thos. C. Fuller at Eincon and traveled with them as far as Albuquerque. They were returning from Ixuadalajara, wheie they had (tone to examine records relating to the Peralta- Reavis claim. Mr. Reynolds told Judge Campbell that he had obtained indisputable evidence of the fraudulent character of the claim. The documents at Guadalajara bore nnmistakeable marks of forgery which had not even the merit of having been skillfull done. They had been inserted in the books of record between leaves in the n03t bungling manner. The pages im mediately preceding and following the inierooiaiea records numbered con secutively had been unchanged, show ing the interpolation. Another in teresting discovery was made, dis closing another of the series of blunders made in the construction of this monu mental fraud. The Spanish seal with which the documents were stamped was found to have been out of use for more than one hundred years previous to the date of the document. It was learned also that similar frauds had been attempted and par tially accomplished by Reavis while in Spain. The same interpolation of the records was in prosrress when the fraud was discovered and Reavis was com pelled to flee the country. By a law peculiar to the Spanish government it is sud the Reavis records were an nulled. Mr. Reynolds will shortly visit Spain to collect further evidence of the fraud. He has not, he says, the slight est doubt in the world that when the matter comes up for hearing the long talked of Peralta-Reavis claim will be forever d if gipated. It will not likely be heard for two years but Mr. Rey nolds gives assurance that theciaimis as invalid now as it will be shown to be when it is heard. Two opinions hava been held by settlers and othes regarding the claim. One (minion or rather fear was that it might have a blighting genuineness. The other opinion was that though it was invalid it was based on 8om"'hing. The discovery above described, however, proves beyond a doubt thai, it, is utterly without any other tound ation than the baldest forgery. DONE IN HIS ABSENCE. The Evil Consequences of Staying Away from Church. A eentlemen, a member of one of the leading churches of the city, absented himself last Sanday, which, by the way, happened to be the day on which a col len'ion wai e-ninor n bo trken to meet a special tiurdi-n ot expense. .None of his friends imagine that he was impelled by the cirouimtance of the collection but, even if be had been so unworthily influenced he would have eained noth ing, for the collection did not take pUci. ft was superseded by a subscrip tion and the subscriber was the absent gentleman's brother. He began with a generous subcrip ion on his own ac count and after that made equally gen erous subscriptions for oth3r members abtent and present. The absent bro'her wa9 put dovn for $10, a sum which went beyond his wildest dreams in the event of a collection. He has been fisrnrintr on how many cattle and turkeys he will have to sell to overcome the effect of his brother's liberality. THESE COOL MORNINGS Call for. WINTER UNDERWEAR! BEST QUALITY, LOWEST PRiCFS, AT G3EB1IE THE Hi T. I - i I r i 1 r. - I- BETTING ON ELECTIONS. Not a Disqualifying Offense In Arizona. There ie an impression here chat to bet on an election disqualifies the bet tor fjom voting. Threats have even been made that voters who are known to have been engaged In betting will be challenged today. This popular con struction of the law is based on the fact that it is the law in most states. Here, however, a bettor can vote with im punity and in spite of the challenger. The law, paragraph 84 of the .criminal code is as follows : "Every person who makes, offers or accepts any bet or wager on the result of any election or upon the success or failure of any person or candidate, or upon the number of votes to be cast, either in the aggregate or for anv par ticular candidate or upon the vote to be cast by any person is eniHy of a mis demeanor." That's all there is of it. AFRICAN CUSTOMS. Episodes Which a Traveler Saw in the Yoruba Country. Jean Hess, a French-African travel er, gives in Le Figaro of recent date an unaccustomed view of the savage ne gress. He pictures her as having a beauty of her own befitting the climate and vegetatiou of tropical Africa. That, however, might be a matter of taste, and, perhaps, most writers would find it hard to discover, with M. Hess, in the naked negress a "living bronze, of unimpeachable lines," a creature whose pride and dignity suggest "what ancient poets tell of Athenian priest esses and Roman empresses." Matter of fact and not of taste, h ow- ever, is to be found in the account M. Hess gives of love and marriage among some of the savage African tribes.' In the country of the Yoruba, extending from the Gulf of Benin to the Niger, M. Hess saw a young negro who, after sacrificing a pigeon upon the end of a stream, threw its plumage upon the water, and chanted a prayer to Imoya, protector of the bottom of the sea. Imoya is a white genius that lives at the bottom of the stream. He has power to inspire virgins with love of the young men that implore his aid. Prayer is made to Imoya in secret place, with the sacrifice of honey cakes and white doves. Here is a love chant that is sung to Imoya: There is m the house of the chief a beautiful virgin, Rere by name, the loveliest of all. She has large hips as those of a heifer; she has arms as strong as a warrior's; she has eyes as sweet as the antelope's; her voice is a chant gayer than those of the birds; her dancing is light and a pleasure to see; she is supple and undulous as the sacred serpent; she is lovelier than may be told. I would like her well for a wife. She would honor me in my house and she would give me beautiful hildren. But she is proud and mock ing, hne will laugh at me when I would buy her, and I shall not be able to conduct her to my house. Imoya, give her to me!" The girls also have their chants, fetiches and ceremonies to obtain hus bands. In a village of Yoruba, M. Hess saw a group of young negresses per forming these rites about a great baobab tree. They carried jars of oil, and sang, moving slowly, with naked bosoms, with measured cadence and harmonious balancing. As they danced they affixed white bits of cloth to the tree. The observer saw nothing gro tesque- or laughable in the scene. M. Hess says that the savage negress has her coquetries, and asserts that she submits to painful tattooing that she may seem more beautiful to men. The marriage of a rich man of the Egbas to the daughter of a chief was a notable ceremony. The maiden's consent hav ing been obtained, the future husband paid her father the agreed price. As the newly married couple journeyed homeward people along the way laid down branches and flowers, saying: I he genu give thee a beautiful spouse; forget not that she is more pre cious than all thy riches. The virgin whom thou takest was the charm of the house, the charm of the city. Thou desired her. When thou hast given us all thy treasures thou shalt not have paid enough." Feeding Wheat to Pigs. Mr. J. C. Hutton, the well-known English bacon curer, gives many val uable hints, and points out" that, with pigs running about, the hams did not develop as they would do if penned up. Then, again, it has been a disadvan tage for small and large pigs to feed together, naturally the former being very much "elbowed" out of the troughs. In recent wheat-feeding trials, at first raw wheat was merely thrown on the bare ground, involving certain amount of waste. After a week or two wheat was steeped in cold water and put into wooden troughs. Now he considers it a great economy to crush the wheat. Dissolution Partnership. The Co-Partnership of M. ASM & CO. will be Dissolved on January 1, 1895, by Limitation. To accomplish this object and settle up the interest as it exists between the parties We Will Commence Our Dissolution Sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 next and will sell every article in our line at our cost mark, and will continue to do so until the end of this year Our Stock is Complete in Every Branch having re ceived a full lme of the Latest and Newest Goods this Season. All Goods on Hand from the Previous Season, Will be Reduced 10 uer cent from Cost. We carry the largest stock of fancy foreign and domestic Dry Goods, Ladies', Misses' and Children's Shoes, Men's and Boys' Shoes, Ladies' & Gents' Furnishing Goods, Household Goods, Blankets, Quilts, etc., at Cost Price and Less. Our stock is now full and complete, and great chances are offered to early buyers We respectfully announce that at the above prices, We Will Sell For Cash Only, Irrespective of Parties. Our Books Will Close October 20 and we earnestly request all indebted to us to call and settle at once. We must have mcmey to settle our interest, that is the Snort and the long Ot it. Avail yourself of the best opportunity offered you To Bu v a Bargain, and call at J 1 THE RED CORNER. M. ASHER & CO., Props. Iliotos, tMH4HNNNM i i a, Beattie 0 -www Pioneer Restaurant. Fast Opened Everything Sew. Th Beat Heats and Vegetables. MEALS 5c; TWENTY-ONE MBAfcS4.50, Miss F. M. Carnahan, Prop. Directly Opposite Gregory House. REAL ESTATE A.1SX M)NEH. Forced by City Ordinance to Move Tents Three Rloeks Wei Not Ready Until Next Week. ! Wait. - ! WM. S. HADLEY & CO., Dealers In DresBmalclnff. w Anna Yosskuhler Real Estate, Mines and Mining Lands. f 9999999 99 99999999QQ9Q99CmQ&QQ9&9WMml)9l2 GROCERIES. 0 8. W. Corner Second Avenue and Adams St. FASHIONABLE DRESSMAKING. Cutting by the French Square System. Goods ordered by samples. Continental Experience. LOOK AT THESE PRICES: Wash Dresses $3 00 upwards Challies " ... Suo " Wool " 7.00 " Silk " 9.00 ' Investments. PLANK 1 MENT.T" I make a specialty of sound Investment real estate in Phoenix and vicinity. In every case the return is good and the safe ty of the principal will be absolute. If yon have from $100 to 810.000 to invest 8e me or you may miss a good opportu nity, FLASK, 33 So. Center St. The New Sheet Metal Worker ANO Plumber. In Northeast Cor. Fleming Block, Under Dawson & Fish's hardware, is the latest to pin his faith on the progress and prosperity of the valley, and believing that now is the proper time to announce himself, does so. It will be my object to execute your wants promDtly and workmanlike, and with this assurance to you, I earnestly solicit a share of your patronage, I don't expect to be very busy for a leiv days, come iu aud get acquainted. Yours trully Feed the i'oung Stock. Lambs, colts and calves should be kept continuously growing, whether they are to be kept over winter or sold in the fell. AVhen they go into winter quarters the obse to nota their si bust condition. o iittiomitl n.y judicious i:u: i:t ,euient and .attention. Good pasture, pure water, 'perhaps a little grain during, the droughty season and frequent ialt-; ing are needed. i CHAPMAN BROS, WHOLESALE RETAIL GROCERIES. Special prices made to miners, prospectors, ranchers and cattlemen, buy,ng m large quant.Ues. G00DS PROMPTLY DELIVERED. Aim fllPTT nmrmn inn mrm t nmnnm tit T", in MERCHANDISE. ALHAMBRA STORE. thn GENERAL MERCHANDISE To be found in Arizona. Every Rancher in the Valley is wanted to A. E. HINTON , ALHAMBRA, ARIZ. RESTAURANT. Fort Thomas and Globs to line. Dr. Price's Cream Caking Powder World's Fair Hizhest Award. I.AYTOJ( mtOS, Props. s both ways between Fort Thorras find Sjieoal rigs ior urjmmers I Kll ! Globe everv dv. ! or friiiiiliea when dtiir Delmonico Dining Hall. ONLY FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT IN TEMPE. Game and Oysters iu Season. Private Kooim for Families aud Parties L. V. JIMMIE, Manager. HOTEL. The Arlington HonseZ G. A. Fulver, The Only First-Class Hotel in Temps, Manager.