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Arizona Is at Last Re
publican. It is Certainly Murphy and
Maricopa County Is Re
The Whole Republican
County Ticket
Appears to Be in a Glor
ious Ascendant.
Democrats Still Clinging
to the Wreck.
They Hope to Save
Something From the
Republican Expectations From
the North are However
Brighter Than the For
lorn Hope of their
Prostrate Oppo
nents. Yesterday waa Kepublican. The
tide which started along the coast of
the Atlantic, washed New York, "West
Virginia, Missouri and Colorado and
intervening states clean had lost
none' of its cleansing power when
it poured upon Arizona. Reports from
the strongest and most doubtful coun
ties certainly indicate the election of
N. O. Murphy, delegate to congress and
A. J. Doran joint councilman. The ter
ritorial Democratic committee has prac
tically given up the fight.
Maricopa is Republican beyond a
doubt. Returns from precincts of the
city and nine country precincts give
Murphy and Doran a safe majority in
the county, insure the election of Henry
E.Kemp to. the council, indicate the
election of three assemblymen and the
rest of the county ticket. Returns from
the southwest may give the Democrats
another assemblyman, but the vote
from Wickenburg and the railroad
camps will certainly increase the ma
jority for the territorial ticket.
Republicans are confidently claiming
the entire county ticket. Territorial
retnrng are so meagre that no estimate
can be given of the result in the various
counties aB to the legislative tickets,
but Chairman Kibbey claims a good
majority in the Eighteenth legislature.
But whatever is to be guessed, at this
much is known, Arizona and Maricopa
county are Republican.
Phoenix Precinct. .
There never was another such election
in Phoenix. It had been predicted, and
the prediction was based on the excite
ment of the day and night before, that
the polling places would become scenes
of violence and disorder. Yvhen the
polls were opened there were no indi
cations of excitement. It had been ut-
terly exhausted during the night and
its place was taken bv a breathless in
terest. The voting began with a rush and at
all the polling places there was a tor
rent of ballots until 2 o'clock. A round
of the precincts at that time showed
that 1,396 votes had been cast.
ffigured on about 1,600 votes and here
with two hours and a half in which to
work there was a prospect that the vote
would reach 2,000. The unexpected
vote became a subject of perplexity and
in which direction it would turn an
anxious problem. At 3:30 o'clock the
vote had passed the estimate and
amounted to 1.646. There was still an
other hour and experience had ehown
that ballots came in at high tide during
the closing hours.
But when the sun went down the
aggregate from the polling places
showed that 1,777 votes had been cast
and the campaign managers breathed
sighs of relief.
A Day of Anxiety.
The Democrats began operations with
an ostentatious display of confidence,
that if the Democratic managers did,
they claimed everything in sight and
as the day advanced their claims be
came stronger. Some of them pre
tended to have kept a tab on the vote
and knew to a dead certainty that the
Republican ticket was being anni
hilated. Republicans began to grow nervous.
On what the Democratic claim was
based they did not know, but only
knew that they did not know how the
thing was going.
Democratic forces were concentrated
about the Wall street polling place.
They took possession of the street and
every Republican who forced hia way
into the etreet came out with a chill.
One man stood near the polling place
wanting to bet $500 on Herndon. There
were no takers. The Republicans, had
decided that betting wouldn't increase
majorities so much as hard work and
they went out skirmishing for votes.
About 3 o'clock Chairman Fickas, of
the territorial Democratic committee,
received a telegram from Tucson saying
that in 650 votes in that precinct Hern
don. had a majority of 100. "Knowledge
of this Chairman Fickas explained had
been obtained by means of an
organization by the local central
committee by which it was known
in advance how every man would vote.
The Democrats were sure of it now, and
some of the Republicans half feared or
believed it. The only other report that
reached the city from the outeide in the
afternoon was a report brought soon
after 5 o'clock from Alhambra precinct
that there had been a stand-off there,
10 for Murphy and 10 for Herndon.
This was depressing newB for Repub
licans, showing a loss of 2 as compared
with the vote two years ago and a gain
had been expected in that precinct. It
was taken into consideration later that
the messenger from Alhambra could not
have reached the city since the close of
the polls at Alhambra, therefore he
nust'have guessed the result to be as
he thought it ought to be. The polls
closed with a vague impression on the
part of the Republicans that the day
had gone against them. A candidate
here and there might be rescued from
the wreck, but generally they feared
that thinge were in bad shape.
The Style of Work.
On both sides, between eight o'clock
and sunset the work was systematic
and ceaseless. Every public vehicle in
town and many private conveyances
were brought iute service and whirled
along the streets toward the polls laden
with voters or whirled away from the
polls empty in search of other voters.
Every man registered who could be
found was dragged out to vote, but he
was a willing victim.
Populist vehicles, though of a less
pretentious kind than those of the
other parties, were numerous, and
actively employed.
It was charged by both Democrats
and Republicans that each were buying
votes, and the alleged price was $10
a head. As a matter of fact a
block of ballots late in the afternoon
did command that figure.
It was feared by each side that - the
other was getting its vote in early and
intended to blockade the poll and shut
out a full expression of the popular
will. Nothing of the kind occurred.
The judges, inspectors and clerks were
expeditious and things were kept mov
ing and in good order. A popular error
was removed and that was that the
Populist was purely alfalfa and didn't
understand election work. Little so far
in this account has been said of the
Populist vote. The fact was that
it was regarded with some curiosity but
no particular apprehension. The Popu
list work had its innings at night when
the poll list was being made up. It is
a remarkable circumstance that not a
quarrel attended the greatest and hot-
teat political straggle in the history of
the territorv. Every man in this in
tense triangular fight did the best he
could and when the sun went down he
was mad at nobody and felt that if his
ticket had not been elected it was not
his fault.
Canvassing the Returns.
The business of counting the ballots
commenced as soon as the polls were
closed and almost from the beginning
the count indicated the final re
sult and disclosed an unexpected
Populist vote. In the First ward
the first thirty votes showed a
slight plurality for Herndon. This was
afterward changed in Murphy's favor.
In the Second ward the Republican
ticket led from the outset and its
plurality increased steadily to the close
of the count. The Third ward was the
Democratic stronghold, a favorite rally
ing place and Herndon's plurality soon
ran up to thirty, sank to twentv but
could not be wiped out.
The first fifty votes in the Fourth
ward gave Murphy 25, Herndon 13, and
O'Neill 12. The ticket throughout the
count waa led by Sears for county re
corder, followed close by Kemp for the
council. The count closed with a ma
jority of 65 for the head of the ticket.
The result from the south side as
meager returns came in showed a Bur
prising result.
At the Consolidated canal head there
was a large plurality for O'Neill, Mur
phy second. The count at Mesa came
in slowly, giving an unexpected plu
rality for Herndon, much more than
offset by sweeping Republican gains at
Tempe. Reports from Lehi and Alma
on the south side, and Riverside and
Alhambra which showed a slight Re
puqlican Iosb, and Orme were also re
ceived by 10 o'clock. The vote in these
latter precincts was small and losseB
and gains were about evenly balanced.
At 11 o'clock the Democratic managers
half admitted defeat, but claimed the
election of only an assemblyman,
sheriff, probate judge and probably a
The accompanying incomplete tabu
lated returns indicate, however, the
election of the entire Republican
ticket. Reports from other precincts
may slightly change the result as to the
county ticket, but cannot, fail to in
crease Murphy and Doran's majority.
At 3 :30 o'clock this morning a full
count from Tempe had not been re
ceived and the election boards at the
three remaining city precincts an
nounced that the count could not be
finished before daylight, but the Re
publican majority was constantly
The "Ship of the De3rt" Now Known to
Thrive In Cold Countries.
According1 to a recent dispatch from
St. Petersburg the wild camel has been
discovered in large numbers in that
portion of Asia which lies between
Lobnor and Sajuy. This will dispose
of the doubts that have hitherto pre
vailed on the question as to whether
the "ship of the desert" really exists
in an untamed condition. From time
immemorial, says the New York Trib
une, two species of tame camel have
been in use, namely, that known as the
dromedary, with only one hump, and
found in India, Arabia and Africa,
while the one with two humps is met
with in Central Asia. Persia and the
south of Russia. Both species figure
in the sculptures of Assyria, and are
mentioned in the oldest books of the
Bible, but always as domestic animals,
and no trace exists of their being
drafted from their savage state into
civilized life. Indeed, it has generally
been supposed that the camel never
existed otherwise than as a beast of
burden, and the few specimens of wild
dromedaries which have hitherto been
secured by travelers and hunters have
been regarded as merely some of the
domestic species that' had reverted to
the freedom of barbarism. Zoologic
ally speaking, the newly discovered
wild camel of Lobnor does not differ
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We never see one without
wondering how he would feel
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suit made by
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except there is almost an entire lack
of hump, and that its sagacity and
sense are developed to a most remarka
ble degree of keenness. And, whereas
we have hitherto been accustomed to
associate this animal with ideas of the
torrid heat of the African and Arabian
deserts, it would appear that it thrives
nowhere so well as in the coldest por
tions of Siberia, suffering no inconven
ience even from the most severe win
ters, when the thermometer is many
degrees below zero.
The Vision of Birds.
Birds have very acute vision, per
haps the most acute of any creature,
and the sense is almost more widely
diffused over the retina than is the
case with man; consequently a bird can
see sidewise as well as objects in front
of it. A bird sees showing great un
easiness in consequence a hawk long
before it is visible to man; so too fowls
and pigeons and minute scraps of food,
distinguishing them from what appear
to us exactly pieces of earth or gravel.
Young chickens are also able to find
their own food, knowing its position
and how distant it is as soon as they
are hatched, whereas a child only very
gradually learns either to see or to un
derstand the distance of objects. Sev
eral birds apparently the young of all
those that nest on the ground can see
quite well directly they come out of the
shell, but the young of birds that nest
in trees or on rocks are born blind, and
have to be fed.
Improvement in Sugar Beets.
Improvement in the quality of beets
and in the processes of manufacture is
so great that in Germany the root will
produce ten per cent, of its weight in
sugar. This is encouraging to those
who are experimenting in this line in
this country.
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Harness and Saddles.
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Bo for White Hills Mining Camp !
TrI-Weekly Stare Line.
Through in one day; 8-passenger, 4-horte
thoroughbr&ce wagon; change horses at Cross'
ranch and at Mountain Springs: leaves King
man Monday. Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 a.
m., and arrives at camp at 7 p. m. same day.
Leaves White Hills Camp Tussday, Thursday
and Saturday at 8 a. m., and arrives at King
man at 6 p. m. same day.
Fare, $7; freightSc.
Shortest and moBt direct route to the Mew
White Hills mining camp. Stage office at store
the W. H. Taggart Mercantile company. Extra
conveyances on application.
CROSS & CO., Prop's,
Kingman, Aril.
Don't fail to ask your grocer for a sack of
Which is guaranteedto be equal to Kansas,
Colorado or any other Family Flour
now shipped in here.
Patronize Home Industry.
Phoenix Arizona.
November 6, 1894.
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