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THE ARIZONA REPU
FIFTH YEAR. PHlfcw ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1895. VOL. V. NO. 23i. Every Well Dressed Man Buys Clothing From Clothing Store and Free Employment Office. NAYAL INVESTIGATION. Reported Rottenness at Mare ; , Island. Admiral Beardslee Makes a Report Upon the Methods Pre' vaillng There. By the Associated PresB. San Fbancisco, Feb. 22. The Bul letin asserts that charges have been made against the construction and re pair departments of the Mare Island navy yards and that an investigation committee haa been ordered here by the secretary of the navy. The report recently made by Admiral Beardslee is said to be the cause of the investiga tion. It is hinted that cheap and poor workmanship have characterized recent repairs made at Mare Island. The cruiser Philadelphia, the gun boats Yorktown and Bennington and the cruiser Boston all of which are re ported disabled were very recently overhauled at Mare island at great ex pense and these facts the Bulletin asserts have been reported to Washing ton by Admiral Beardslee and accom panying the reports were several strictnres on the methods prevailing at Mare island. FATAL EXTRAVAGANCE. Suicide of a Swift Bank Clerk in San Rafael. San Rafael, Cal., Feb. 22. Harrv C. Stilwell of the Bank of California. San Francisco, committed suicide today Dy snooting nimselt through the head He left a note stating that financial despondency caused him to commit the act. Who He Is. San Francisco, Feb. 22. Harry Stil well, who committed suicide at San Rafael, stole a $50 treasury note from the Bank of California two days ago and was detected by a fellow clerk, who reported-it to the bank officials. Stil well was discharged and the clerks were sworn to secrecy. His storv is an old one of a young man with expensive tastes and a small salary to indulge them. He was 22 years of age and con nected with a prominent family here, CHICAGO SOUTHERNERS. The Organization of a Sectional Society. Chicago, Feb. 22. The Southerners celebrated Washington's birthday by completing the organization of the Chicago Southern society, ine matter has been talked of lor some time and a final meeting was held at the Audito rium today. It was decided that the society should not have club features and Washing ton's birthday will be celebrated annu ally by a banquet to which citizens of the south will be invited. AN UNSAFE TRUSTEE. A Man With Whom Embezzlement Is a Fad. San Fbancisco, Feb. 22. T. J. Mur ray, a rancher of Tulare countv. has been arrested for failing to give an ac count of $6,000 given him by E. W. Clark, a cattle dealer, with which to purchase cattle for him in Visalia. Murray has nothing to show for a small fortune intrusted to him. COLORADO LEGISLATION. A Muscular Debate Occurs in the Senate. Two Populist Members Enaratre in a Scrap Over a Minor Clerkship. By the Associated Press. Dknver, Colo., Feb. 22. Senators Miller and Pease had a row on the floor of the senate today over an appoint ment to a minor clerkship. Mills called Pease a liar and Pease threw a paperweight which struck him in the side. Mills sprang at Pease, 'but was met by the latter's son, a committee clerk, who struck him three times, cutting a gash in his face and blacken ing his eyes. The combatants were separated and the senate appointed a committee to investigate and report who was to blame. The senators are past the prime of life and are prominent leaders in the Populist party. GREEKS MEET. Athletic Contests Be tween Schools. The Red and Blue of the High School Dragged in the Dirt Behind the Lamson Yellow. The Contests Were for Blood and the Crowd was Thorougrly Pleased. CURBING FAMILIARITY. The new grandstand as well as the old was well filled yesterday afternoon at the athletic contest between the boys of the Lamson college and those of the high school. Nearly every one of the girl scholars of each institution was on hand gaily decked in the colors of their favorites. Yellow being the insignia of the Lamsonites and red and bine that of the high school. The latter naturally predominated and when an event was won by a high school boy the shouts were deafening. It was upon the whole the most enthusiastic crowd of spectatoiB that ever witnessed an exhibition of the kind on the grounds. The first race was a quarter of a mile bicycle run in which Mark Long, repre senting the Lamson contingent was the winner in 37 seconds. The entries for the 100 yard dash which followed were Orme, Johnstone and Lincoln. Orme of Lamson's, got a good start and won in the remarkably fast time of 11 seconds. In the half mile foot race Reed, wearing Lamson colors was first at the finish, with Hill second and Matt Lor ing third. The time of tbe winner was 2:222. The boys were all well winded in this event and about ready to drop at its close. The first victory for the high school was the 75 yard dash. It was won handily by Johnstone in 84 with Da meron second. - ' The event of the afternoon was tbe half mile bicycle race which was won by Boweis in 1:11, being but half a second behind tbe Pacific coast record made by Waltz of 1 Paso on the same track a few weeks ago. BowerB made a beautiful race defeating Warren and Long and gallantly upholding the high school colors. The 195 yard dash was between Orme, Lamsonite and Lincoln, high school, and was won by the former in 21 minutes. Orme ran like a deer show ing much grace as well as speed. The mile foot race was won bv Wor- mell alsoof Lamson's defeating Merriam in 5:19. The mile handicap bicycle race was a pretty contest. Mark Long had seventy five yards start, which really amounted to nothing as the scratch boys at once overhauled him. He pumped his wheel along with the vigor of a veteran and Drought the Lamson colors over the tape first after a hardly contested race with young Kelly, who started from the scratch and was good second, with Warren third. The time was 2:37. The 08-yard dash was won by John stone oi the high school, his opponent, Fulwiler, failing to get off at the shot. His time was 0 :5. The quarter ot a mile footrace was won by Orme, his opponent, Lincoln, not being able to keep up the rapid pace struck at the outset. Orme trot ted in and his time was not taken. The last was a five mile race between Sleator and Spier on the Tandem and Kelly, Bowers, Warren and Kiboy. Each of the latter ran a mile and a quarter, one relieving the other as fast as his mile and a quarter was accom plished, while the tandem boys stuck to it for the whole five miles. Sleator and Spier gained two laps on their ad versaries in the course of the race beat ing their combined efforts easily in 12 minutes, seconds, averaging 2:25 per mile. They fairly flew around the track, keeping perfect time and never allowing themselves to be passed by any one of the boys, although Kibby pressed them hard on the last half mile. The number of events won by the Lamson college boyB was in all of which the high school crowd had but three opportunities of yelling. as applied to the movements of an armed partv on the march in a hostile country anticipating the meetihg of or an attack from another body ot troops should be strictly carried out. At 8:30 a. m. Captain Wickbam of Company B received information that Company C had already advanced sev eral mileB, and were likely to reach the meeting point earlier than Company B, whereupon the company was marched by the right flank due south to the Maricopa & Phoenix railroad, and then due east under cover of the various canal and ditch embankments that afforded cover to mask the march and a natural entrenchment in case of an attack. In the meantime Company C ad vanced as far as the bridge near the old ruins on the Temps road, and there established their position, posting their outposts and pickets in advance of their main body. The ecouts of Captain Wickham's company returned with the information that Company C were lo cated at the bridge above mentioned, whereupon a flanking movement was decided uoon and Company B ran along under the cover of the river bank two miles farther east, and finding that the bridge was held by a strong party countermarched about one mile and then moved on the run due north, tak ing advantage of all available cover, and when witnin about 500 yards of the enemy opened tire upon them and partly dislodged them from their strong hold. The firing then became rapid on both sides and the companies advanced in rushes upon each other, and com pleted the work laid out in this feature of the days program. The companies were then formed in battalion and marched to Phoenix by Maj. R. Allyn Lewis, the battalion commander. At 3 p. m. the battalion was formed on the military plaza and went through the ceremonies of guard mounting and dres parade. The Pioneer Military band, under dl rection of Mr. Henry Fowler, was pres ent and displayed splendid marching and rendered a well selected program of music which was well appreciated by the large crowd who had assembled to witness the parade. A RATE WAR. Cheap Traveling on the North- ern Coast. WASHINGTON. Congress Takes no No tice of the Holiday. Necessary but Unin teresting Work. A Private Arrangment in the Pooling Bill. A Movement to Head It Off by Op posing all Preceding: Legislation In the Senate. Result of a Fight Between Rival Steamship Lines Out of San Francisco. By the A tsociated Press. Sax Francisco, Feb. 22. A rate war between the Pacific coast steamship company and the Bteamer Farallone has rednced freight and passenger rates to an unheard of figure. After March 1 the Pacific coast com pany's rate for cabin passage to Victoria and Puget sound berths will be $5 steerage $2 50, freight $1 a ton. Before the cutting, cabin passage was $20 The - arrallone has not yet met the cut. Unprecedented passanger traffic is a result of this. DIED OF STARVATION. A Tale of Suffering at San Fran cisco. Sax Fbancisco, Feb. 22. Death from starvation of the four weekB.old child of Mrs. John Harkins who lives in a miserable shanty on Oregon street, was reported to the coroner today. Harkins has been unable to get work and his family is poverty etricken. The mother is bed ridden through laek of nourishment. FROZEN IN THE SOUTH. A Sacramento Woman Shoots Another. Sacramento, Feb. 22. Mrs. John P. Brissel wife of a local constable shot and seriously wounded Mrs. Lizzie Beamish at the Mansion house on 7th street this morning. Mrs. Brissel claims her husband and Mrs. Beamish were on too familiar terms. Murder and Suicide. Omaha, Neb. Feb. 22.Charles Mat thews, a private In company G, Seeond U. S. Infantry, murdered his wife and committed suicide tonight. Coin and Bullion. San Francisco, Feb. 21. Silver bars, per oz., 60?g60K; Mexican dollars, 48J49. MIMIC WAR. Celebration of Washington's Birth day by the Military. At 7 a. m. yesterday company B 1st. regiment of infantry, N. G. A.", under command of Cant. John J. Wickham pursuant to battalion orders No. 1, 1895, proceeded on the Phuenix and Tern pe road in the direction of Tempe. The directions contained In the order for the march specified that company B should leave Phoenix at 7 a. m. and company C under command of Captain Mullen should leave Tempe at the same hour. Both companies were to meet at a point midway between Phoenix and Tempe and were confined to a one mile limit on either side of the meeting point and that while on the march such por tions of the prescribed drill regulations Fate of Two Men In the Cumberland - Mountains. Louisville, Feb. 22. A special to the Times from Richmond says: "News has just reached here to the effect that two men were frozen to death near Pound Gap in the Cumberland mountains last week. Ohe was named Sturgeon and the other is A. C. Kelly. The latter was overcome while feeding stock only a short distance from his home." SHE TAKES ANOTHER PART. Death of an Old and Well Known Actress. Denver, Feb. 22. Mrs. Edwin Clifford, who for two years has been playing the part of Martha in Mom son's Faust, died in this city today of heart failure. She was 64 years of age and was widely known in theatrical circles. A CLAIMANT IN BLACK. The Alleged Widow of a Wealthy Physician. San Francisco, Feb. 22. Charles A. James, a practitioner of medicine died last month at the age of 73, leaving an estate valued at $50,000. He left no will. Today when the public adminis trator applied for letters of administra tion oyer the estate, a girl aged 19 who resided in James' house with her par ents and heretofore known as Laura Werlin, appeared in court in widow's weeds and asserted her claim to the estate as the widow of the deceased, claiming they had been married by con tract, but the contract was lost. General Hart, who secured the Blythe millions for Florence Blythe, is her attorney. Washington, Feb. 22. As the ses sion of the senate was about to close to night Mr. Pettigrew gave a decidedly interesting turn to an otherwise ted ictus debate on the Indian appropriatii bill. It has been discussed for several days and Mr. Call in charge of the measure sought to secure an agreement for a final vote tomorrow. There were numerous objections and among them one from Mr. Pettigrew, which was en phasized by a brief bit pointed statemei t he made. It was n the nature of a disclosure that private arrangements had been reached amonv thesenators whereby the pooling b'l would be taken up at 3 o'clock tomor row afternoon and held before the senate all night'and over Sunday until passed. j The statement came 8) unexpectedly and was a sequel to such active work throughout the day by the friends of the pooling bill that it created some thing of a sensation among the senators and spectators. Mr. Pettigrew added to bis announce ment that he wcnld ttke effective steps to prevent tbe passage of the pooling bill by an objection to the disposal of the Indian appropriation bill or other measure s having precedence. The con tract school item of tbeludian bill was completed in such form as .to provide for a two per cent reduction from the expenditures of last year. ' ' ; , Mr. Morgan, of Alabatna, spoke throughout the afternoon in favor of a judicial ejgtem for the Indian territory,, but his ainendmi nt to that effect waa finally ruled Out of order.. - , , In the House. Washington, Feb. 22. The house devoted Washington's birthday to a further consideration of the general deficiency bill. Most of the time was spent in a discussion ot questions ot minor importance leading to eitra compel, sition for employe s of the house and no amendments oi any moment were adopted. Just before it adjourned a sennte resolution to postpone the time when the new regulations to prevent colli sions at sea could go into effect was. passed. Seated the Democrat. ' The house election committee today by a vote oi 7 to 4 decided the contest, for the seat of tbe fourth district of Virginia in favor , of Epee, Democrat, who holds the seat, rejecting the claims of Gocde who ran on the fusion ticket. PAYING DAMAGES. Congress Slow to Fix Up the Behring Matter. Secretary Cresham Will Apply to the Senate for Another Sort of Relief.' By tlie Associated Press. Washington, Feb. 22. Secretary Gresham has decided that he will make no further effort to induce congress to pass a bill appropriating $425,000 to pay damages sustained by the Britieh sealing vessel seized by our naval ships and a revenue cutter fn the Behring eea before the adoption of the modus Vi vendi. If the bill fails now he will proceed immediately to draw up a treaty for submission to the senate creating an arbitration committee to adjust the claims. The United States will have no other course open than this, for we should be dishonored among nations if we failed to carry out obligations im posed upon ub by our voluntary act in submitting the sealing question to the Paris arbitration. The Parii arbitration tribunal ruled out all claims for' consequential dam ages and allowed claims only when the vessels .had actually been seized and where the crews had been -imprisoned. Even on this basis the claims amount to nearly a million dollars. Besides there, were about two score ' of men, officers and crews of the seized vessles who suffered imprisonment and their claims were compromised by agreement with Mi. Gresham. The secretary believes if all these claims are submitted to a committee for adjustment the United States will fare much worse than under the tertns of tbe pending bill.