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ARIZONA FIFTH YEAR. PII(ENIX,v ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, 1895. VOIi. V. NO. 231. REPUBLICAN. Onri Will take place on Washington's Birthday. First Prize Every Dollar Purchase Entitles you! to a Ticket. Our Prices are Always! the Lowest. Clothing Store and ., Free Emplopent Office,' LEGISLATURE. The Sun Shines on Normal School. the Unexpected Prosperity in the House. A Conscientious Objection to a Moral Measure. Both Branches Adjourn Until Next Tuesday on Account of a Suc cession of Holidays. Things looked up for the normal school in the house yesterday. Friends of the bill for the maintenance and better support of that institution had begun to fear that' nothing would come of it, but when the measure came up in the whole committee its opponents disclosed unexpected weakness and were out Toted at every point. A com promise though was evidently neces sary so that while the success of the bill is probable it will not carry so large an appropriation as had been asked for. Printing business cut an important figure in both branches. Council joint resolution No. 3, awardine the contract for publishing the legislative proceed ings in I he .republican and Gazette, emerged from the conference commit tee and was restored to the house, where action will be taken upon it next Tuesday. The bill raising the age of consent from fourteen to eighteen years passed the house with a single dissenting vote. ThiB was cast by a member whose morality is beyond queetion and whose opposition was offered only upon the principle, not that female virtue ehould be protected by an age of consent law. but that libertines should be granted immunity by such a law. He holds that the age of consent should be raised to the greatest age to which a female of the human race can attain. In view of Washington's birthday and the subsequent carnival proceed ings, at Nogales both branches ad journed until next Tuesday. The Council. In the council yesterday council hill No. 39, by Mr. Davis, relating to steno graphic reporters, was indefinitely post poned. Council bill No. 24, by Mr. Kemp, re rm .it .wis 11 KJ In Silver. pealing the section of the revised atatatee relating to recording articles of co-partnership, was reported by the judiciary committee that it do not pass. Mr. Babbitt epoke against the bill on final passage. It was defeated, all twelve members voting against it. Council bill No. 22, by Mr. Kemp, au thorizing officers to accept non-resident corporations and surety companies as surities on bonds and undertakings, waa parsed unanimously. Council bill No. 4, introduced bv Mr. Lake requiring section foremen to keep a record of all stock Killed, was passed. The conference committee on council joint resolution No. 3, the printing reso lution, reported that it was unable to agree and recommended that considera tion of the resolution be inlefinitely postponed. There was a division of opinion about the adoption of the re port but it was finally adopted by the following vote: Ayes Aspinwall, Bab bitt, Dunlap, Jones, Kemp, Packard, and Doran, 7; nays Davis, Edwards, Lake, Nugent, and Scott. 5. Mr. Doran then moved that the resa lution be indefinitely postponed and stated that he was in favor of a just and equitable compensation for the papers alter the work was done end toward the close of the session. Mr. Scott op posed indefinite postponement on the ground tt.at it was irregular, not in conformity with parliamentary usage, contending that the house should have had an opportunity after passing the resolution to recede from their amend ment before the resolution was killed, as indefinite postponement was equiva lent to killing tbe resolution. His speech occupied half an hour and was forcible and telling. Indefinite post ponement failed of adoption by the fol lowing vote: Ayes, Aspinwall, Dun lap, Jones, Kemp, Packard and Doran, 6; nays, Babbitt, Davis, Edwards, Lake, Nugent and Scott, 6. A message was received from tbe house asking for the return of council joint resolution No. 3 and it was returned to that body. Mr. Dunlap gave notice that he would introduce a bill relating to homesteads. HouBe bill No. 22 by Mr. Moore pro viding for an appropriation of $3,000 for the education of the deaf, dumb and blind of the territory was taken np. Messrs. Doran and Davis spoke in favor of the bill, the former referring to the case of a boy in Florence who would come under the provisions. Mr. Edwards opposed the measure on the grounds that Arizona waa as poor as almost any of her citizens and that the number of deaf, dumb and blind child ren in the territory whose parents are unable to educate them is probably very small. The bill passed by the following vote: Ayes Babbitt, Davis, Dunlap, Jones, Kemp, Scott and Doran. 7; nays Aspinwall, Edwards, Lake, Nugent and Packard 5. House bill No. 19 by Mr. Wildman relating to elections and campaigns was taken up and passed unanimously. Continued on eighth page. AGE AND YOUTH! An Exciting Street counter. En- 0. A. Turney Assaults Dl Ford. A REAL ESTATE DEAL A College Bred Nemesis Comes In With Hitch-Kicks Shoulder Hits. and ORANGE LAND TEMPERATURE Slander Is Uttered Against the Salt River Valley. The Encounter Develops Some thing Which -iffciy Set People to Thinking. One of the most extraordinary scenes in che history of Phoenix occurred yes terday morning in front of the National Bank of Arizona building. It was only a fight to which interest waa lent by the prominence of the combatants. There were latent facts which subse quently came out and increased the interest. Dr. J. M. Ford, who had been talking to a friend in front of the bank build ing, turned to start down Washington street. A dozen men happened to be looking in that direction and they saw Maj. J. W. Evans and O. A. Turney meet Dr. Ford at the corner. There was a brief conversation, not sufficiently loud to attract attention, but attention was attracted an instant later by a blow delivered by Mr. Turney, landing on the doctor's face. They grappled and there was the usual rush of the crowd toward the scene of an encoun ter. The doctor is a man slight and small of stature and gray haired. Mr. Tur ney is a young man of average height, weight and muscle, so there was a popular disposition to rush in and stop the fight. "Stand back! I demand of you, stand back !" shouted Maj. Evans. For a moment, and street encounters do not last many moments, no one in terfered. Nobody seemed to under stand what was going on, but every body seemed to understand that Maj. Evans was superintending the fight and that he was a man who would prevent interference by desperate measures it necessary. The fight which had begun bo un evenly began to even up. The doctor bad gained a throat-hold upon his ad versary, who was raining blows of de creasing violence upon his head. The first man to break into the charmed circle was J. C. Dobbins, who ran past Maj. Evans and seized Turney. The major took Dr. Ford by the shoulder and the contestants were dragged apart. Neither was much the worse for the encounter. There waa a contueion on the bridge of the doctor's nose and a bruise under his left eye rapidly black enining. The crowd by this time filled the streets and sidewalks and without inquiry into the cause there waa a general expression of sympathy in favor of Dr. Ford. His size, gray hairs and gamenesa had gained it for him. The Precipitation. case of a etreet encounter In it ib onusual to inqure what it ia about, but this was one which could not have arisen over a trivial matter. The assaulted man was a gentleman of wealth and honorable record. The assailant was a man of standing in business and social circles and Maj. Evans who waa construed to be his sponsor in the anair is a toremost figure in the two most extensive cor porations in the valley . It was learned that Mr. Turney had been insulted bv Dr. Ford and that he was an employe in the office of Maj. Evans. But there was still something back of it all which waa developed later in the day. . Penal Consequences. After the affray Mr. Turney. who expected that complaint would he made against him, forestalled it by going to the office of Justice Johnstone and entering a plea to a presumable charge of assault. .There were-no costs attached and a nominal fine of $5 was imposed and paid. Shortly afterward Mr. Turney waa arrested by special policeman, Henry Morgan. In his pocket was found a loaded revolver, which constituted the basis of a more serious charge oi carry ing concealed weapons, made before Recorder Schwartz. Statutory time, that is, twenty-Jour hours, was given him in which to plead. It is a matter only of curious conjecture whether the gun was in hia pocket at the time of the fight, or whether it was placed there afterward in antici pation of consequences. The final re sult in court will however likely be the same. The lowest financial penalty under Arizona Btatutes for carrying con cealed weapons ia $50; the higheet is $300. Whatever figure the recorder may eettle upon will be decided at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Other Consequences. Dr. Ford has a son, a graduate from the University of Michigan. While at Ann Arbor he inculcated in equal and considerable parts information on the subjects of sciences, classics and that later and popular addition to college curriculams, college athletics. As eoon as the fight in front of the National Bank of Arizona building was over friends of voting Mr. Ford Eaid, "When Ernest hears of this there will be an other session." Dr. Ford reached the Sixth Avenue where he is living with his wife and son. Notwithstanding bis calm meanor, and his assurance that he de. had staid in the scrap to a finish, hie tused face aroused filial sympathy indignation. Young Mr. Ford anxious to miss his lunch but con and was his parents expostulated and told him that it was on of consequence and begged him to make no trouble. Like a dutiful son he promised them that he would never think of it again but in five minutes he was down town engaged in a minute search for Mr, Turney. Turney and the opportunity came about three o'clock in tbe afternoon near the Vendome, Young Mr. Ford approached him and though they had Dever been formally introduced Mr, Ford led with his right landing heavily ou Mr. Turney's neck. Mr. Turney landed heavily on the real estate there abouts. He regained his feet and there were other facial and effective landings all made by Mr. Ford. , The proceedings grew so monotonous that Mr. Turney in a fit of disgust and an excited pace strolled away. Young Mr. Ford pursued and saw a brilliant opportunity to introduce that famous and graceful foot ball maneuver known as the "hitch-kick." He had not for gotten bow (he's been out of college only a year) and Mr, Turney stopped and waa easily per suaded to return to the gathering and enthusiastic crowd before which he solemnly asseverated that he was sin cerely sorry that he had addressed tbe venerable Dr. Ford in such an abrupt and informal manner in front of the National Bank of Arizona building, Young Mr. Ford was satisfied but in tbe crowd were a lot of ditch blooded and cruel persons who had never been to college and who knew nothing about athletic sports, "hitch-kicks" and shoulder hits, and who cried, "Give it to him again!" They cared nothing about the justice of the situation ; they were simplv endeavoring to cater to their own amueement. Back of it All. Dr. 3 . M. Ford came to Phoenix about six months ago. It was known only of him that he had been closely iden tified with Kansas City in its crescent period. He had been the president of its chamber of commerce. His inter eats extended through Eeveral Texa: towns and those who knew him said that wherever jhe went there muat bo signs of prosperity or he would not go. Soon after his arrival in Phoenix ho startled a sluggish real estate market by deais amounting to $40,000. There was another conditional deal in which, he waa the purchaser, snd the seller, through an agent, was the somewhat celebrated authoress, Isabella G. Tay lor. Before its consummation a tele gram was received from a New York lawy er saying that a telegram had been received by Mrs. Taylor from a person in Phoenix saying that her local agent was about to sacrifice her property in tne sale to Dr. Jf ord. v That was tbe end of that deal for the doctor was too busy to wait for an adjudication. , In company with W. E. Thome, a Kansas City capitalist, he was about to purchase eighty acres of orange land in the northwestern part of the valley. The land belonged to to (he Uttley'a of Hnode Island and Chatham Scott was their agent. This tract waa intended to be the nncleiiR of a new Pasadena, connected with Phoenix by electric railway, tele phone, etc, ' the habitat of wealthy families from the east. The papers had been drawn up and bad been sent to Khode Island for signature. Dr. ford said that one dty Mr. Turney called at his othce and told him th&t tbe mercury had a way sometimes of hovering mightily near zero in that locality; he said that two years ago while it stood within hve degrees of aero at that par ticular spot it was sixteen above at the Improvement company's orchard. He further said that he waa a representa tive of the Improvement company and presented his card. . The Horns of a Dilemma. This statement concerning the tem perature of the new Pasadena startled both Dr. Ford and Mr. Thorne. The latter gentleman beside being rich is independent, does'nt care particularly about founding new towns and be is moreover carekes sbont the nse of language. Said he : "I don't believe it gets so cold up there as that; I think that voting man's a liar; hot one thing is mighty certain; it's either too cold here for orapgee cr else there's a lot ot e r ot oB here; anyhow, I don't care to live in: this- community." , He went awav and the new Pasadena preject waa temporarily abandoned. ju.r. ford saw the Improvement peo ple. They not only said that they had not auihorized such a statement con cerning the temneralure, but said with enough warmth to anvct a falling tem perature thai the land was safe orange land. Dr. Ford tojd Chaplain Scott what Mr. Turney had said and the chaplain called for an explanation. Mr. Turney denied the libel on the orango land and in reply to the chap lain' s invitation to confront tbe doctor he said life waa too short and full of weightier matters to be running liars down. The chaplain related this con versation to Dr. Ford. lie took no soeciai umbrage but concluded in hia brusque way that he had nothing more in common with Mr. Turuey. So wtien that gentleman addressed him iu a friendly and familiar style in. front oi the Sixth Avenue yesterday 'morniisa; Heauggta:ed to him in few and tveS chosen words to emigrate to a locality where the themometer never runsr down like he said it did on the site ot the New Paa.dena. He didn't use that precise language hat Mr. Turney under stood il and u hour later the assault in front of the National Back of Arizona building occurred. About Premeditation. There is a theory that the brief, but heated, remark to Mr. Turney was an excuse rather than a precipitating inci dent of the assault. Mr. Turney has no interest in orange lands, and was acting for other, though he may have preferences about his hereafter existence. After Dr. Ford came down town he stepped into the office of Kittredge, Hedges & Dobbins. While he was there Major Evans and Mr. Turney passed along and looked in. Mr. Hedges who knew about the conversation e.t the Sixth Avenue, told the doctor that he feared trouble was breeding. When he left the office and reached the corner the trouble waa ripe. He remembers meeting the major and Mr. Turney. The major said: "Doctor; I hear yon have been Baying some hard things about me." The doctor replied, "I've never eaid anything against you." "Well I've been so informed," replied Major Evans. "Your informant is a liar," suggested Dr. Ford. "It's you and Mr. Turney for it,-- then," v,aa the major's ultimatum, "and then," said Dr. Ford,' "I knuw I'd have to fight. I waa very busy for the next few minutes, but things came satisfactorily. I waa defense less, but in my younger days it took a . 150 pound man to lick me so I was not worried. Several persona tried to interfere but the major stood them off. ' I heard one man say 'Good God major, don't shoot.' but that didn't alarm me." "I've got a sore head," said the doe tor, pointing to his contusions, "but I have no ill will against either Mr. Turney or Major Evans. I am really sorry that Mr. Turney has been ar rested." Coin and Bullion. San Francisco, Feb. 21. Silver bars, per oz., 60?"g(a:60X ; Mexican dollars, 4849.