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THEL ARIZONA REPUBLICAN.
v; FIFTH YEAR. PIICENIX, ARIZONA, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 2, 1895. VOL. V. NO. 264. uuu I Everybody claims the biggest i and best values. REMEMBER A member of our i member of any firm buy goods this season. Call and see what we can , good judgement decide whether or not it will be to your advantage to buy of us. 1 for all pockets. WE LEAD THE IMITATORS. .BUT IE Always Remember Oar HOPE DEFERRED But it Has Lost None of Its Brightness. The Utah Constitutional Convention Still Laboring With the Ques tion of Woman Suffrage. A Final Vote Today, It Is Said, Will Result In the Success of the Women. By the Associated Press. Salt Lake, Utah, April 1. The con stitutional convention indulged in an other exciting debate today on the woman suffrage question. One mem ber declared that the woman suffrage plank was put in the Republican plat form at the last election to catch votes and that the Democratic convention sought to outbid them. In the discussion that followed as to who wrote the Republican platform and why the plank was inserted, Rob erts, Democrat, said the suffrage plank was put in to catch the Mormon votes, most of whom, it was believed, favored the measure. President Smith be lieved the time had come for woman suffrage and he said he would vote ac cordingly. A motion to close the debate at 3:30 was lost. The convention adjourned with a substitute for a separate submis sion of the suffrage section. Debate on the substitute closes tomorrow and a vote is expected in the afternoon. An advance canvass practically as sures the defeat of the substitute and the adoption of woman's suffrage as part of tha constitution by a large ma jority. HAVING IT ANYHOW. Two Defendants Being Prematurely Punished. San Francisco, April 1. The esse of Maine and Cassidy, the American Rail way Union strikers charged with con spiracy, whosa trial has been dragging along for over three months, is nearing an end. Judge Morrow began delivering his charge to the jury this morninz. When he adjonrned court this evening he was etiil reading from 275 pages of type- .Bros V a Mistake Somewhere stock, choicest varieties firm was the only that went east to do for you and let your Goods are of all grades NEVER IMITATE. , Clothing S Free Labor Office. written instructions which he has pared. pre- THE PACIFIC BANK. New Suits Against it Involving $3,000,000. San Francisco, April 1. P. F. Dun don, representing depositors and cred itors of the defunct Pacific bank, today began suit against the former directors of the bank for $2,000,000, alleged to have been squandered and misappro priated by them. He also sued McDonald and other stockholders in the bank for $1,000,000, making similar allegations of fraud. HE WAS ALMOST FREE. A San Quentin PrisonerCaught on the Roof. As He Was a Life Man the Experi ment Was Worth Trying. By the Associated Press. San Rafael, Cal., April 1. While Guard Grady was walking his beat at San Quentin prison this morning about 3 o'clock he discovered the crouching form of a convict, George Bullock, on the roof of the second building. He at once called assistance and Bullock was again taken prisoner. On examining the cell in which Bol lock had been confined it was discov ered that he had dug through the ceil ing, lifted the roof which is of iron, got through on top and had a rope made of jute with a hook on one end with which he was going to drop over the wall. Bullock was convicted from 8anta Cruz on March 25, 1893, to serve a life sentence for murder. He will be placed in solitary confinement until the next meeting of the board of prison directors. HOCH! HOCH! HOCH! Phcenlx Honors Prince Otto Von Bismarck. A large number of patriotic Germans and who are therefore the more patri otic and good American citizens, cele brated last night at the opera house the birthday of Prince Otto Von Bis marck. There was orchestral music of national airs calculated to recall mem orable events in German history or in the growth of German art. Mr. C. A. Luke presided over the meeting. The chief orator of the evening was Mr. Fred Gatke who delivered an ad dress commemorative of the life and success of the Iron Chancellor. Among the members of the audience, now an American citizen but none the Ie33 a lover of the Fatherland, was Lieutenant Ot'o Waldeck a former warrior of the empire. ore.? HIT UNCLE SAM. Two Boys Touch the Phoenix Postoffice. Both Are Touched by the Authorities. Too Much Consideration Leads to Their Capture. Their Youth May Shield Them From the Worst Possible Con sequences. The Phoenix postoffice was robbed on Saturday night and the robbers are in jail with a prospect of a long period of penal servitude in front of them, unless youth may be considered an extenuat ing circumstance. On Sunday morning when Postmaster Thomas went into the office be dis covered in the basket, placed to receive letters for mailing, a lot of opened let ters addressed to various persons and corporations in the oity. Their pres ence was naturally a mystery. The only explanation was that they had been stolen from the office and had been returned by the robbers because their contents were worthless or una vailable. There could in fact be no other theory. The letters returned were addressed to the Valley Bank, the Maricopa Loan and Trust company, M. S. Webb, the Phoenix Herald, A. J. HoskinB, W. J. Cotton and John M. Gardiner. Some of them were found to contain checks or drafts and others were filled with only ordinary corres pondence. Postmaster Thomas acordingly noti fied Deputy United States Marshal Slankard and Shetiff Orme. Both othcers visited the building but no other traces of robbery were visible be yond the returned tetters. Door and windows were secure md the mystery was as impenetratilo-aiiier .tho officers' visit as before. Along in the afternoon a yeung man, little more than a boy, stepped in front of the registry window and presented a money order payable to N. A. Morford. It was properly endorsed, but the post master's mind was in a condition to grasp at a suspicious straw. "Where did you get this?" he asked. The boy was confounded by the similarity of sound of the names of the proprietor of The Herald and a well known dairy man. '"Igot it of 'Mr. Moffat,' " was his reply. "Have you been working for him?" asked Mr. Thomas. "Yes, sir, and this is in pay for my salary," answered the boy. . "But," said Mr. Thomas, "this is payable to Mr. Morford, not 'Moffat.' " Tiie hoy was confused, and, taking advantage of it, the postmaster said : "I just saw Mr. Morford go into tbe court house ; let's go over and may be he can explain it." They went over to the court house. Mr. Morford wasn't there but a jailor was and the boy found himself behind the bars on suspicion of having burglarized the government of the United States. They didn't have to put him into a sweat box to make him tell all about it. He was so anxious to tell that the words trod on each other's heels as they fled out of his mouth. He said his name was A. C. Parsons and that he was one robber and another boy, Eugene Bicknell, was the other. Bicknell, b,y the way, was waiting outside the post office when the postmaster and Parsons came out on their way to the court house. He was intuitive and felt that disaster was about to happen to his partner, so he hurried around the nearest corner. Parsons confessed that they had opened the boxes from the outside and had abstracted the letters. He did not say so, but the inference was that they had used a skeleton key. A bundle of keys of almost every known variety, including an ingeniously contrived skeleton key, was found in one of his pockets. Postmaster ibomas and Jailor Boyd took the keys to the postoffice and tried them on the boxes with the result that thev would not work, In the course of their investigation, though, they found sev eral boxes unlocked. There is a sus picion, therefore, that the boys may have happened upon the same discov ery. The keys used by Uncle Sam are hard to duplicate, but there ib a pe culiarity about the locks which leads many an owner to imagine it is locked when it isn't or when it is only par tially locked, so that the bolt may be thrown back by a thin piece of steel inserted in front of it. Young Bicknell was arrested late yes terday evening and proved as communi cative as his partner in crime. Both boys are about sixteen years old. Par sons has had a good reputation but Bicknell has been in trouble before and now both are suspected of having been implicated in the burglary of E. 0. Grant's grocery store a couple of weeks ago. Bicknell's parents are highly re spectable people living on North Filth avenue, north of the canal. Parson's mother, a widow, Uvea in the same house. But for their consideration in re turning the letters they did not want, they might not have been detected ai all. Inauiry might poeaibly have been made at the postoffice by, say the Maricopa Loan and Trust company or the Yaliey Bank, concerning letters con taining expected remittances. It could not of course have been remembered there that such letters had ever been received and in the end it would have been decided that thev had been lost at any one of a dozen offices rather than at the Phoenix postoffice. The robbery certainly would not have been dis covered at the time Young Parson's presented the money order and the searching investigation which led to his arrest,would not have taken place. Postmaster Thomas believes that all the stolen lettars have been recovered unless some were taken containing money. HE'D BETTER TAKE IT. Cleveland Receives tation. an Invi- The Last Expression of Popular Favor Which Will Likely Be Extended to Him. By the Associated Press. Washington, April 1. The president this morning received a delegation of Chicagoans in behalf of the leading cit izens of Chicago irrespective of party affiliations, to invite him to a public reception to himself and Mrs. Cleve- land as an expression of appreciation of his steadfast insistency in the preser vation of a sound national currency. The members of the delegation were : William T. Baker, president of the Chicago board of trade ; Geo. W. Smith, ex-president of the Union League club; John A. Rockes, ex-Mavor Harvev, ex- president of the Commercial club; David vVilley and Henry O. Robins. The president expressed gratification, but gave no assurance of his accept ance, saying his duties might require his presence in Washington at the same time. As spokesman for the delegation Mr. Roberts described their reception as follows: "We were received very pleasantly and explained to the presi dent the non-nartisan character of the invitation. We also told him the bus iness men of Chicago heartiiy endorsed the movement. While it was intended as a petsonal compliment to him, it had the further motive In view of the development of an aggressive sound money sentiment throughout the world. The president said that he per sonally aopreciated the endorsement exhibited by the invitation and rea lized the importance of the movement in favor of sound monev which he ap proved and that he would take the matter under consideration and would communicate with us by letter, that if be could not consider the invitation favorably it would be because of per sonal and official reasons which he could not see his way to overcome." The copy of the invitation was as fol lows : "The business men and citizens of Chicago irrespective of party affiliations respectfully invite you and Mrs. Cleve land to a public reception to be tend ered you in this city to express our deep sense of appreciation of your statesman-like and courageous action in managing the financial affairs of our government and your uncompromising attitude in favor of the preservation of a sound national currency. This in vitation is signed by hundreds of the most prominent business men of Chi cago." WILLED HER HIS POLICY. Contest Over the Last Testament of Marcus A. Fry. The case of the will of Marcus A. Fry, who died here about a year ago, bequeathing the proceeds of a $10,000 life insurance policy to Mrs. Ida May Butler who nursed him during his last sickness, came up before Judge Baker in district court. It had been already tried in the probate court and admit tance of the will refused and now comes forward on an appeal. Attorney Moriarty, for the contest ant, proposed to show tnat the will was void and illegal for four or five reasons, principal among which are that the maker was not of sound mind and body at the time the will was signed and that it was obtained by fraud and undue in fluence. The only testimony submitted yes terday was that of the father of the deceased, who is an insurance agent of Franklin, Pa. He stated that his son had carried insurance to the amount of $6,000, of which $5,000 was payable to his parents and $1,000 to his estate and that he had no policy for $10,000. The attorneys for the contestee indicated that they would produce unimDeach abie evidence to prove that a policy for $10,000 had been in existence and had been seen and handled here in Phoenix. The witnesses of the signature of the will are L. J. Wood, city assessor, and Dr. J. D. McLennan, who practiced for some months at the Vendome hotel where young Mr. Fry died. Coin and Bullion. San Francisco, April 1. Silver barb, per oz., 67167: Mexican dollars, 52J53. COMING FAST. The Construction Outfit for the Rio Verde. Work Will Likely Begin Next Monday. Most of the Labor Will Be Em ployed in Phoenix. The Contractors Expect to Finish the Enterprise Within Two Vears. Laboring men in Phoenix are watch ing with great interest the progress of the trainload of cars bearing Langdon, Linton & Co., and Donald Grant & Co's. construction outfits for the Rio Verde canal. At the S. F., P. & P. offices it was learned last night that the train had passed Superior, Neb., on March 29. -. In an interview with a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune on March 24 Mr. H. B. Langdon said that active construction work would be begun in two weeks which will be about next Monday and what is of still more in terest to a host of laboring men in and about Phoenix, he said that very few laborers would be brought from the east as there were plenty to be bad on the ground. The iorce employed at the beginning will necessarily be small but will be increased asthe,work progresses. Speaking further of the enterprise, Mr. Langdon said : "I do not see how this venture can fail to-be a commercial success. The soil along the route of the proposed canal is very fertile. It is a sort of silt caused by washings from the mount ains into the valleys for centuries. It needs but the application of water to make it a garden spot of great fertility and admirably adapted to fruit raising. The proposed canal will follow the base of the mountains, hence the water level in it will be above and on one side of the land to be irrigated. The land to which the water is to be applied ie as level as a floor fur miles. There will be no difficulty whatever in carrying the the water over- a very large extent of country. Thousands of acres of this land along the rome of the canal are now subject to entry under the govern ment desert land act. The first cost to entrymen ot obtaining this land with water is 25 cents per acre at time of entry to the government, and $1 per acre, the first payment uoon the water right to the canal company. "Fruit raising ie no experiment in Arizona. When I was there a month ago I saw a number of fine orange groves on irrigated land which produced as fine fruit as I ever tasted. Arizona fruit farms will have at least two im portant advantages over those of Cali fornia. The first is that their crops will come into market at least six weeks earlier. The second is that as they are about 400 miles nearer New York they must necessarily get lower freight rates, which is an 'important item in fruit raising. Irrigated lands in Arizona are adapted to the production of ail kinds of fruit and nuts which are grown in California. Land is much cheaper there than it is in the last named state. Aa is well known, it takes a small fortune now to purchase fruit-raising land in California. There is no government land of any conseqnence remaining in that state which is adapted to this business. The same will soon be the case in Arizona. I think it is a good place for people to emigrate to who have small means and wish to seek a milder climate. They never ' have any severe frosts in Arizona upon the low lands. When I was there a month since the leaves on the Cottonwood trees which grew last year were still green upon the trees. It is true that for two or three months in the eummer the temperature there gets rather high, but I was told that the nights are alwavs cool and enjoyable. I have no doubt that this is the case. "The canal will be ninety-four miles long. We expect to finish it in about two years. It is one of the greatest works of tha kind ever undertaken." A MOTHER'S CRIME. She Cuts the Throats of Her Two Children. Columbus, O., April 1. Mrs. H. B. B. Williams of Grove City, O., on Sat urday registered at the Park hotel. To day two of her children were found in a room dead with their throats cut and one still alive. The mother has dis appeared. CHANGING ITS COURSE. The Coast Road Goes to Stock ton. San Francisco, April 1. The board of directors of the San Joaquin Valley Railroad company met here today to receive the report of the sub-committee which visited Stockton last Friday. It was unanimously decided to accept the offer made by business men of Stockton and to go right ahead with the v.ork of building the road up the valley from that point.