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Arizona republican. [volume] (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1890-1930, May 12, 1895, Image 4

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Lewis Wolfley, Clark Churchill, J. A. Black,
T. J. WolBey, Edward Butt, Jr.
Entered at the Dostotftce at Phceniz, Arizona,
as mail matter of the second class.
Publication Office: 18 North First Avenue,
Fleming Block. Telephone No. 47.
16 TO 1.
fUtENlX. MAY 12, 1895.
It will be a matter of some surprise
to many people, to whom the exciting
scenes in Kansas and the tragedy at
Harper's Ferry are as stories of yes
terday, to be reminded that John
Brown's eldest con, wbo recently died,
was almost 74 vearB old. John
Brown, Jr., was born at Hudson, Ohio,
in July, 1821, when his father was 21
years old, and be died at Put in-Bay, an
island in Lake Erie, near Sandusky,
where he had lived peacefully and un
ostentatiously for many years as a
farmer and grape-erower. He married
in 1847, and in October 1854, went to
Kansas with four other of John Brown's
Son 6 Jason, Owen, Frederick and Sal
mon. Although as pronounced aboli
tionists as their father, the sons always
claimed that they went to Kansas as
actual settlers, and not as agitators,
although there is no doubt that they
were influenced by the appeal for "free
soil" Bettlers to save Kansas from be
coming a slave state. Jown Brown did
not himsslf go to Kansas until 1855. In
the following autumn the "border ruf
fians" began war in Kansas, and John
Brown and his sons plunged actively
into the struggle. In the winter of
1856, John Brown, Jr., raised a com
pany of riflemen from the free-state
settlers who lived in the vicinity of
Potawatomie creek, and marched with
them to the defense of Lawrence, but
did not reach the place in time to pre
serve it from destruction at the bands
of the Missourians. His and his
brother Jason's houses were burned by
men from Alabama under command of
Buford, their cattle and horses were
driven off and dispersed ; and at Osa
watomie he and Jason were arrested on
the charge of treason against the
United States, by United States troops,
The Springfield Republican says that
on this occasion Captain Wood of a
United States cavalry company tied his
arms behind him so that the rope sank
into the flesh, and so he was driven on
foot at the head of the column for nine
miles, and the ropes were not taken off
for twenty-seven hours. Upon remov
ing the rope a ring of the skin came off,
and Brown always exhibited this to his
friends as "slavery's bracelet." He
became temporarily insane. He was
not present at the killing of several
malignant pro-slavery settlers, which
was termed from his father's stand'
point the Potawatomie executions, but
which others have characterized as
murders of harmless citizens. John
Brown, Jr., was confided in by hie
father with reference to his plan for a
general uprising of the slaves, in 1859,
but did not know of the point of attack.
Brown's confidants supposed for a long
time that the attempt would be made
in the mountains of Virginia, and when
it occurred, John Brown, Jr., was sur
prised at the place of attack. He was
not with his father in the ill-timed as
Bault, and it is possible that the elder
Brown designed to spare him from the
risk to which he invited, if he did not
urge, his other Bona. He cut no figure
during the war or after, but lived quiet
ly on tbe fertile island in Lake Erie,
where he gained a comfortable sub
sistenc?, and had been well-nigh for
gotten, when the news of his death re
called tbe exciting scenes that preceded
the great civil conflict, and his father's
mad exploit wbich did much to arouse
both north and south, and to parti
cipate the war which now appears to
have been inevitable.
The new council starts out weli. The
first session which was held yes
terday afternoon was characterized
by harmony and unity of action
and the appointments made can
not fail to give general satisfaction.
Mayor Rosson presided with becom
ing dignity andCouncilmen Dennis and
Phillips took hold like veterans.
The first session was "short but busi
ness-like, and most of the routine in
cident to a new council was disposed of
in an amicable and satisfactory manner.
The beginning augurs well for the
future, and it looks as if Phoenix had a
setof officers from mayor down that
will labor intelligently and successfully
for the advancement of the city's pros
perity. Many op the advocates of "Eound
mone" in discussing the silver question
continue to assume that the government
under free coinage is to purchase at
$1.29 an ounce silver bullion, whis is
only worth about 60 cents. There is no
ground whatever for such an assump
tion. The friends of silver do not pro
pose that the government shall buy any
silver bullion at any price. What is
proposed is that every owner of silver
bullion be permitted to bring it to the
mint and exchange it for silver dollars
cointaining 371J grains of pure silver.
If he can buy his bullion for 60 cents
an ounce well and good, but who would
sell silver for that price knowing that
he could have it coined so as to bring
him $1.29? How could any one doubt
that'the much desired "parity" would
be established at once?
When Kansas has just emerged from
the "disgrace of Populism," it is unfor
tunate that she seems about to be
plunged into another. If the charges
made against Governor Morrill are true,
and they appear to be substantiated by
tbe records, his action can only be ex
plained on one of two hypotheses, dis
honesty or stupidity. It is not easy to
to determine which is the more charit
able view to take. Either must be
humiliating to every citizen of the
state. Governor Morritl seems in a
fair way to have an abundance of com
pany in his feeling of shame for Kansas.
Artificial diamonds, as good as the
genuine articles, are now being made
in Pans. Thus far they are very small,
and, judging from the trouble which it
takes to make them, the imitations
may probably cost more than the genu
ine ones. If that is the case the home
made diamonds ought to be in demand
among those who find pleasure in buy
ing the highest-priced articles simply
because they have the money.
The new city attorney, Hon. Pierce
Evans, is the right man in the right
place. He is a lawyer of ability and a
man of ripe experience in municipal
affairs. No better appointment for this
important position could have been
If Dr. Rosson had failed of election
to the office of mayor, Pierce Evans
would not be city attorney. So after
all there was a fatality which shaped
the result. Now there is a good man at
each end of the table in the council
Chauncey M. Depew says "Coin's
Financial School" is a fad. If it is it
seems to be a fad that is making a
world of trouble for Mr. Depew and his
fellow "sound money." advocates.
The fruit crop in all parts of the
valley promises to be large and every
one in these regions should feel happy.
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Cotton. :
Kamb er Bicvc e
Given Away
July 4.
Orchestra of twelve pieces will be at the Park; Sunday afternoon.
Pablo Tries to Steal a Bicycle and
Commit Murder.
Pablo, the Papago Indian released
from jail day before yesterday on the
ground of insanity and taken to the
reservation, was rearrested yesterday,
examined and committed to the asylum.
He escaped his friends early yesterday
morning and came to town. His in
sanity which had only manifested it
self in eccentricities developed mur
derous tendencies.
He was passing a Washington street
store into which Harry Brown had just
gone leaving his tandem on the side
walk. Pablo mounted the machine but
like his white brethren discovered that
to ride requires more or less training.
The main idea though was to steal the
wheel and a small boy was induced by
the Indian to ride it out of sight. Pablo
followed and the boy who knew that
the Indian was trying to steal the ma
chine governed himself accordingly and
proceeded to surprise the thief. Pablo
finding himself unable to walk fast
enough ordered the boy to slacken his
pace. The boy rode a little faster.
The Indian drew a knife and started on
a run and the boy began to break all
existing records. He rode around the
block, the Indian in uncomfortably
close pursuit. As the boy came up to
the starting point scared and breath
less Brown came out of the store. Tbe
Indian ran up and was knocked down
by Brown and disarmed. He was
turned over to an officer and his exa
mination and commitment for insanity
took place in the afternoon.
Music This Afternoon.
, To celebrate the opening of the Phoe
nix Park swimming baths and to pro
vide and attraction at the park there
will be a band concert there this after
noon. The baths are now open for the
summer. The water is pumped in
fresh every day by an electric motor
from a well on the grounds lately com
pleted, and is heated about 10 degrees
above its natural temperature. The
baths will be ran with great circum
spection with a view to securing the
patronage of the most fastidious.
The U. S. Gov't Reports
show Royal Baking Powder
superior to all others.
MENT. I make a specialty of sound Investment
real estate in Phoenix and vicinity. In
every case the return is good and the safe
ty of the principal -will oe absolute. If
yon have from $100 to 910.000 to invest
see me or you may miss a good opportu
nity. FLANK, 33 So. Center St.
Tv writer mm
r ii
Park Swimming
Open Today
With Wearers of Our Shoes,
IHow to Keep
Have a Gasoline
An Iceland Refrigerator on the Porch.
A White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer.
A Granite Garden Hose.
If these do not keep you comfortable,
We have the largest stock of general merchandise in the Territory, consisting of Groceries.
Hardware, Agricultural Implements, Wagons, Dry Goods, Furnishing Goods, Clothing, Hats,
Boots and Shoes. All of our heavy goods we ship in carloads and others in large quantities,
which enables us to sell you lower than anybody. Call and convince yourself. Hay andiGrain,
by carload or small lots.
. . . GOLDMAN & CO . . .
Stove in Your Kitchen.
call for further particulars on
E. KEMP CO., f

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