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FIFTH YEa. PHCENIX, ARIZONA, SAT OK DAY MORNING, MARCH 30, 1895. VOL. V. NO. .262. HOW IS THIS? con and Savannah. Coleman will be REDUCED PAY. brought up in police court Monday. SECRETING ORE. IT'S A FAR CRY From the ordinary kinds of Clothing up to the perfect fitting, ready tailored, fashionable garments that we sell. You take a long step in the right direction when you step into our goods; it's a step that means comfort of body, comfort of mind, and a big saving of money. We are up to date outfitters. From head to foot Ave'll make a satisfied man of you. We want to emphasize this fact, whatever you get here is right right in style, right in quality, right in price. We don t wrant your money unless we have your good will along with it. Our store must be the people's store, the trust worthy store, the economical store. Try us for your Spring outfit and you'll get the best value you ever saw for the money. Willi L Always , Hiit' Ste Remember Our Free Labor Office. IT MADE PEACE. The Shot Fired at Hung Chang Silenced the Batteries of Japan. An Unconditional Armistice Agreed Upon. in the Meantime the Japanese Troops will Remain on Chinese Soli. By the Associated Press. Tokio, March 29. The emperor of Japan has declared for an uncon ditional armistice. The Viceroy's sacrifice. Washington, March 29. China made an offer of an armistice and the peace plenipotentiaries of Japan were em powered by the emperor to accept it without condition. Thia was done in view of the attempted assassination of Li Hung Chang. The armistice, Minister Kurino of the Japanese legation said, will be effec tive until peace negotiations are con cluded. There will be no withdrawal of Japanese troops from the Chinese territory. The final text of the cable received at the Japanese legation today regard ing the armistice is as follows : "On the openine of negotiations the Chinese plenipotentiary proposed an armistice which Japan was willing to accept on certain conditions. While this nego tiation was going on, an outward event happened on the person of the Chinese plenipotentiary. His majesty, the em peror, in view of this unhaopy occur rence, commanded the Japanese pleni potentiaries to consent to a temporary armistice without conditions. This was communicated to China's plenipo tentiary. EMIGRATION TO AFRICA. soon come when the government of the United States will take the matter up officially and aid in their deportation. "Africa," he said in discussing the question, "is the natural home of the negro, and a majority of them desire to return to that country. They cannot well be blamed for entertaining that wish, for there is nothing in this or any other white man's country for the African race. Sufficient time has elapsed since the slaves were eman:i pated to demonstrate the white man's superiority in all walks of life, and it is uiy observation that most of the ne groes already realize that if they re main here they will always occupy inferior positions and continue as of old to be little more than eervants," Senator Morgan also asserted tbat a large majority of the white population in the south would prefer to have the negroes go, and expressed the opinion that congress would take the problem of exporting the negros at no distant day. WILL TAKE k REST. Rumors of Important Railroad Changes, The S. F. P. & P. to Ab sorb the M. & P. Inference and Construction the Basis of the Report. 1 Reasons Why the Proposed Move ment Might Be Effected. Lessees of a Mine Held to Answer for Fraud. Colorado Springs, Col., March 29. Judge Walker today bound over to the district court, in $5,000 each, the Mc- Cloekey brothers, lessees of the Pikes Peak mine at Cripple Creek, who are charged with concealing much valuable ore and defrauding the Union company out of a large amount of royalties. A BIG MINING DEAL The Old Desert Changed Hands Yesterday. Minister Willis Leaves His Post at Honolulu. Inquiries at the State Department Do Not Elicit Satisfactory Replies. Senator Morgan Thinks There Will Be an Exodus. Washington, March 29. Senator Morgan, of Alabama, thinks the pres ent exodus of negroes from the south to Africa will increase rapidly in propor tions and he believes that the time will By the Associated Press. Washington, March 29. There are indications that Mr. Willis, United States minister to Hawaii, is preparing to take a leave of absence from his poet. One story is that he will go to Japan for a time, and another is that he. will return to the United States. State department officials will not say anything about the matter, but content themselves with pointing to the fact that the minister has now been at his post for more than a year and, accord ing to the usual practice of the depart ment, is entitled to a leave of absence if he desires it and the conditions of the country to which he is accredited admit of his leaving. Daring his absence the United States legation in Honolulu will be left in charge of Mr. Ellis Mills, the secretary of legation. WHISKY AND OLD AGE There are starting railroad rumors in circulation. They are variously based on mtormation received irom persons who are suppose! to know, and by in ferences drawn by the mental process of putting this and that together. Just what the development may be no one seems to know, but it is agreed that at an early date the people of P bee nix will hear something drop. There is a suspicion tbat the Santa Fe, Pres- eott & Phoenix is attempting to absorb the Maricopa & Phoenix not so much for th e purpose of operating it between Phoenix and Maricopa as because it would furnish valuable aid in reaching the southeast. Several things have given rise to this suspicion, to say nothing of construc tions placed upon remarks made by gentlemen who are in a position to know. Secretary F. I. Kenlall of the M. & P., since the recent completion of the north and south road has made three trips from San Francisco to Phoe nix. Mr. Kendall has real estate in terests in the city, but they are in the hands of good and reliable agents so that it could hardly be explained that he has been drawn here by his realty. So he has probably come on railroad business. He arrived in the city day before yesterday and the same day it was given o,j that a party of Chicago railroad men of the A., T. & S. F. and of the north and south road would come yesterday. Yesterday at noon word was received here that the Chicago gentlemen had passed Ash Fork and were going on to the coast accompanied by President Murphy. It is said that they will stop at" Phoenix on their return. These movements alone would, of course, not furnish good ground to suspect that unusual things are about to happen. Neither would another circumstance taken by itself, the connection just formed between the north and the south road and M. & P. It haB been obserued that the connecting has been done by the former. The sitne heavy class o! rails has been used and the same careful ballasting has been done that has con stituted a notable feature of the build ing or the new road. Also beyond the point from which that connecting link diverges no special care has been taken in laying the track. Tue rumored change of management of the M. & P. would not necessarily in volve an important alteration of the 8. F. P. & P. plan to reach Nogales. It would have a track to Tempe, and what is an object of some consideration, a bridge across the Salt river. The hold of the Southern Pacific upon the M. & P. is not well understood. Under a kind of a reorganization which took piace eighteen months ago it was reported that the Southern Pacific had taken in the short line. It is now stated that the relations between the roads were never changed. But in any event the Southern Pacific, it is argued, would not oppose the rumored arrangement. The unexpected inroads made up on its business by the new road have convinced it that it cannot hope to compete successfully for the traffic of the Salt River valley without a more direct means of reacting it. That the Santa Fe is bound to go on is conceded, so it is said the Southern Pacific does not care how or by what route it goes. Drive a Veteran of the Late War to Suicide. Sacbamksto, March 20. Daniel Cokeley, aged 65, a veteran of the late war, committed suicide this afternoon by severing an artery in his wrist and bleeding to death. He had been in ill health a long time and drank liquor to excess. Cokeley drew a monthly pen sion from the government. DIAMOND SWINDLER. A Smooth Citizen Neatly Rounded Up in St. Marys. Ont. Toronto, Ont., March 29. J. Cole man, one of the most accomplished and successful diamond swindlers on the continent, was caught today at St. Marys, Ont., and brought to this city. A few days ago all the leadinsr jewelers here received letters from St. Marys, purporting to be signed by T. Hatton, a wealthy banker of that town, in which the writer asked that a quantity of diamonds be sent on at once. On March 20, the Jewelers' Circular of New York contained an exposure of Coleman's method, in several southern cities, and they corresponded so exactly with the St. Marys letters that one of the local jewelers banded it over to detectives. A parcel was made up and sent to St. Marvs and with it went Detective Slemin, who easily captured his man. It is said that Coleman worked exact ly the same fraud in the United States. He swindled Atlanta, Ga., jewelers out oi $31,000 and also neeced those of Hsl- Under the New Management Ex tensive Operations Will Be Immediately Begun. An extensive mining deal involving a sum of money reaching way up toward six figures was consummated yesterday. John Llewellyn and C. J. Kimball disposed of a bond on the Old Desert mine to James Wakeman of Con necticut, retaining a one-third interest in the property. They bonded the mine only three months ago. The deal just closed has been pending for several weeks. The Old Desert lies about eight miles north of the Bonanza. It was located about twelve years ago and a great deal of work has been done on it since. There is said to be now not less than 200,000 tons of ore in sight. The ore is partly tree-muling, partlv concentrating and very rich. A mill will be erected at once. Enough power will be ar ranged to run a 60 or 100 stamp mill though so many stamps will not be em ployed in the beginning. Mr. Wakeman, the purchaser, is al ready interested in dividend paying Dropertiei in Colorado where he has been operating for several years. The transaction is said to be the heaviest consummated in this part of the terri tory since the sale of the Bonanza two years ago. Mining men more intimately ac quainted with this property say they believe that development will show it to be one of the richest and most ex tensive mines in the United States. HE TOOK A HINT When a House Roof Fell Him. The Effect of the County Classification Bill. It Becomes Operative in Two Weeks. The Penalty for Holding Office In a Wealthy County. Charlie Reed Describes the Causes Which Led to the Surrender of His Lease. Charlie Eeed, the butcher, related yesterday how he came to retire from business. The etory is told with a tinge of-humor, in a complaint filed in district court in an action for damages against M. Asber and H. Asher, doing business under the name of M. Asher &Co. . According to the complaint Mr. Reed, on September 17 of last year, leased of the defendants two rooms and a part of toe yard in the rear of the Bed Corner building. The lease was for one year. On December 16 of the same year the complainant was partially evicted. Tbat is, he tvas compelled to give up one room, which was afterward con verted into a shooting gallery. This appears to have been the first o f a series of attempts to discourage the plaintiff. A month later one of. the four walls of the room yet remaining in the possession oi Mr. Reed was torn down and a part of the chimney was removed. Just before the end of an other month another wall was taken away and the roof, which was only a plain, ordinary covering without the architectural advantages of trusses, thus bereft of means to repel the at traction of gravitation, fell down. It was at this stage that Mr. Reed vacated the premises in accordance with fre quently expressed wishes of the de fendants. The complaint describes each of these inroads upon the rights of the plaintiff secured under the lease as an "eviction and an ouster." The fall ing of the roof is described as a final and absolute ouster. This is not the only ground for com plaint. The plaintiff alleges that while the dissolution of the building was go ing on under the direction of the defendants, they were attempting also to dissolve his business. It is charged that they published to the community at large the conditions on which the plaintiff held possession of the prop erty and tried to remove the supports of his reputation as a business man just as they had removed the supports of the fallen roof. They had also begun attachment pro ceedings against him to recover rent, which had been wisely withheld pend ing the changes going on about the premises. The damages alleged are set forth in the following item3: for counsel's fees in defending the attachment proceed ings, $50; for meat and tools damaged by the falling roof, $150; injury to his business by villification and slander, $1,000; loss of profits by being deprived of facilities for doing business, f 75 J. How the Law Lost a Section In It3 Journey Through the Legislature. There is a story connected with the passage of house bill No. 9, for the re classification of the counties of the territory. There are results following it which if not already felt by many county officers, will soon be felt. There is a misapprehension concerning the time when it will go into effect and some persons even believe it will not go into effect at all. This latter sup position is erroneously based on the fact that the last section of both the original and amended bill specifying the date on which it would become effective was stricken out. As Tub Eej publican has already explained this omission does not invalidate the act, Bince it is provided in such cases, that laws go into effect thirty days after passage. The bill was introduced by Mr. Fish of Graham county. The original bill providing that the law should take ef fect immediately upon its passage waa amended by the substitution of the following: Section 6. "This act shall take effect and be in force from and after January 1, 1397." At some stage of its progress, just when, the man who remembers has not been found, the bill was agaia amended by cutting off this section. In tbat shape it was passed and trans mitted to the governor. ' Before signing it he sent for Mr. Fish and called his attention to the omission. Mr Fisn. was satisfied and the Diil web signed. As is generally understood it divides the counties of the .territory into six classes, based on property valuation, determined by" the. last, prtc.cding as sessment. The elassts are as follows: First class, those having an equalized valuation of $3 000 000 or more; second class, those having a valuation of $2, 500,000 and less thau $3,000,000; third class, those having a valuation of $2, 000,000 and less than $2,500,000; fourth class, those having a valuation of $1. 500,000 and leBs than $2,000,000; fifth class, those having a valuation of $1,000,000 and lees than 1,500,000; sixth class, those having a valuation of less than $1,003,000. Under this arrange ment the counties are therefore classified as follows: First class, MaricoDa, Pima, Yavapai ; third clafe, Cochise and Coconino; fourth class, Graham; fifth class, Pinal, Mohave and Yuma; sixth class, Navajo, Apache and Gila. Up to this point there could . be no dissatisfaction with the law. It would cut no essential figure to any county in which class it might be placed, but it does make a mighty difference to many office holders. There is an all round reduction from the salaries readjusted by the Seven teenth legislature. The greatest reduc tions are, however, made in counties of the first class and they come upon the heels of the effect of similar economic efforts by the Seventeenth legislature which began to be felt a few months ago. In tnis county, therefore, aftt r April 15 the county treasurer's salary will be $2,200 per annum. The district attorney and the county recorder will each receive $2,000, a cut in each case of $500. The assessor's salary will be $1,800 and the probate judge will draw $1,500. The sheriff emerges from the wreck unscathed. HE HAS A RECORD. A Man Who Has Done Something in a Matrimonial Way. Baltimore, March 2D. Jarnns Clark, the aged, one-armed "millionaire," who was sentenced Thursday for the larceny of a woman's trunk, and who married a widow here after a few days' ac quaintance, is evidently an old offender. V. B. Watts, chief inspector of the hureau of criminal investigation, of Boston, in a letter to the marshal, says that he recognized Clark from a photo graph and df scrip'ion as James Taylor, a bigamist, who was taken to a Boston from New York, April 12. 1892, and pleaded guilty May 13, 1892, to charge of adultery and was sentenced to state's prison for three vears. He was dis charged Dec. 20, 2894. The writer also gave the following information as to Clark's matrimonial adventures: Aug. 6, 1891, under the name of Charles D. Scott, Clark was married to Mrs. F. D. Pickering, of Equality, III. ; Oct. 2, 1891, he was married under the name of Thomas Benton to Mrs. E. A. Walker at Pittsburg, Pa. ; Nov. 5, 1891, as Charles P. Benton he was married to Miss Nornung at Sandusky, Ohio; Nov. 21, 1891, as James C. Taylor he married Henrietta M. Coste, of New York ; Dec. 10, 1891, as Franklin Brown he married Hattie Gwynne, of Boston.