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3&ttIZ0NA: RBPUBOCAN SIXTH YEAR. PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 15, 1895. VOL. VI. NO. 24. n n JtU 7 iiniiiiif res i if I Next Saturday, June 15,very purchaser of every $5 worth of goods be presented with a climbing monkey. will IHot Stuff ; for Hot ! Weather 'at Hot ! Prices. Under wear and Negligee Shirts . Evaporated Prices. Pongee Silk Shirts All Sizes. Pockets with Yoke Faced Sleeves, Only $2.25 Each. Try One. uni m , Clothing Sta e, Remember Onr Free Labor Office. IT WAS MURDER. Wrought by Criminal Incompetence. The Investigation of the Colima Disaster Piles Evidence on Evidence Against the Ship's Officers. Absolutely No Precautions Were Taken Against the Storm or Its Consequences. By tne Associated P;e. San f BA-cjgC0 jiind 14. George D. a quorum would De secured. If the (state committee then refused to call a convention promDt action would be taken to secure one otherwise. OLNEY'S NIGHTMARE. The Secretary of State Has Fiii busterers on the Brain. For the Third Time Instructions Have Been Issued to Prevent Expeditions to Cuba. Rf.-, ior many years a seaman in the vnited States navy, was the principal witness at today's investigation into the loss of the steamer, Colima. His. opinion was that Captain Taylor and other officers were incompetent, adding that no effort was made id wi.'2. Or save the passengers, nor set sill aft to steady the ship. He characterized the statement of Third Officer Hansen that the boats were in proper condition for lowering, as a tissue of lies only equalled by Hansen's other false statements re garding the shipwreck. Ross says the Colima's boat9 were swung in and their chocks lashed down, their falls un hooked and all parts of the fall strapped to the davits. He said the cargo was stowed Black and so shifted in the Btorm and he con tended that the disaster was due to the improper stowing of the cargo, the 6teamer being top-heavy by reason of overloading, and to incompetent offi cers. The cross-examination failed to shake the positiveness of his testimony. GREEKS MEET. Progress of the Reavis Land Grant Case. Ex-Surveyor-Gen. John son on the Stand. The Claimant Bitterly Cross- Examines His Enemy. Peraltareavls, Baffled at Every Point, Realizes That Failure Is Certain and Early. Special to 1 he Republican. Santa Fe, June 14. The great land grant trial is still on. Today's proceed ings were rather more interesting than those of any previous day. Ex-Surveyor- General Royal A. Johnson of Tucson was on the stand all day. It was he who rendered the adverse re port against the claim, and upon his re port, which was a very exhaustive one, covering the entire history of the al leged grant, the preeent litigation rests. It waB therefore important that the witness should be broken down. The claimant, who has' all along manifested the greatee bitterness toward the ex- aurveyor-general, attacked him fu riously in the cross-examination, which related to all the salient as well as the romantic features of the claim. The sparring between the witness and the claimant continued all day and will be resumed tomorrow morning. Rea vis' fight is conducted with the fury of a deeperate man and he himself ap pears to realize that he is being con stantly beaten backward and loHing ground which cannot be regained. FOOLS' GOLD. The Oklahoma Excitement Rapidly Subsiding. Hennebsy, O. T., June 14. The gold fever which recently struck this terri tory is being dispelled. An assay of the dust shows it to be composed mere ly of zinc, copper and about three-one hundredths gold, not enough to pay for washing. In spite of thrsvlarge numbers are still heading for the. fields greatly ex cited. ALL DID WELL. By the Associated Press. Washington, June 14. Attorney General Harmon has received the fol lowing letter from the secretary of state in relation to the filibustering expedi tions to Cuba! "It is ft matter of current rumor and "ewspaper reports that at various points in the United States attempts are being made by the enlistment of men, equip ment and arming of vessels and by other illegal measures to aid the insur rection now in progress in the island of Cuba. "While this department has not been furnished with tangible evidence con firniskiry of such rumors and reports it deetns it of great importance that no possible opportunity shall be given for complaint that the government of the United States has in any respect fallen short of its full dutv to a friendly na tion. It is respectfully suggested there fore that the United States attorneys find marshals for the several districts embracing the coast line between New York and Brownsville, Tex., have their attention called to this question and be specially enjoined to see to it that the neutrality laws of the United States are fafthfully observed and all viola tions thereof promptly and vigorously prosecuted." Complying with Mr. Olney'a sugges tion Attorney-General Harmon haa di rected all United States attorneys and marshals of the Atlantic coast line dis tricts to act in conjunction end to take all steps necessary and proper to pre vent any violations of neutrality laws, acting promptly and vigorously. Closing Exercises of the Sa cred Heart Academy. An 1 Appreciative Audience Com mends the Labors of the Sis ters of Mercy Last Night. Mamie Toohev was the recipient of the handsome gold medal for muBical profi- ciencv. Little Emma Luhrs captivated the audience with "Onlv an Apple," while Francis Coyle'a "Tiny Tot," evoked much applause and Miss May Hurley's Curfew," though rather an antiquated piece, was well rendered. the fairies in the cantata were a charming lot of little tots and in fact. the entire program including the music by the Mexican band, was good. The exercises closed with the farce sketch, "French Before Breakfast." AVOIDING EXCITEMENT. Senator Jones of Arkansas on Cam paigns of Education. Little Rock, Ark.. June 14. The Gazette today printed an editorial sug gesting that 8enator Jones, chairman on resolutions at the Memphis free sil ver convention and Judge N. M. Rose of Arkansas, a member of the National Democratic committee and who was al;o chairman of the resolutions com mittee in the sound money convention meet in this city for the purpose of sounding a key note in a campaign of education on the finance question. Judge Rose declined to entertain the proposition saying he was not aware that such proceeding at this time would do any good and because he was not in politics. In conclusion he said: "If you cannot do without the excitement of a political campaign, allow me to suggest that you get up one between the silver men and Populists. A PALACE OF AMUSEMENT. Opening of the Bodega Billiard Parlor. This Is Ladles Day Brief Descrip tion of the Parlor's Wonder ful Magnificence. THE COUNCIL, Something About Peti tions for Sidewalks. Who Are Competent to Sign Them? A New Question Raised in the Council Last Night. Concerning- the Proposed Change of Grade The Merchant Tailors ' on Hand Again. FORCING A CONSIDERATION Missouri Silver Men Gradually Gain ing the Upper Hand. Lebanon, Mo., June 14. Chairman Farris of the Laclede County Democrat' ic commute today said: "l nave now 150 signatures or four short of a major ity of the chairmen ot the county Dem ocratic committees of the state to call for a state convention for theconsidera tion of the silver question." He said that during the coming week the four counties necessary to complete The opera hoase was well filled last night to wiiness the closing exercises of the Sacred Heart academy, notwith standing the fact that the evening was warm and It was much more pleasant to remain on the outside. Aside from the fact that a large num ber of the participants were well known, or the children of prominent citizens, the knowledge that the Sisters of Mercy directed the proceedings and that the young people were students at the Sacred Heart academy was sufficient to insure an enjoyable evening. The program was an admirable one and was well rendered in every particu lar so well, in tact, that all deserve praise and none should De overlooked but space forbids a special mention of each. Following are the names of those participating and the parts they took in the exercises: PROGRAM. A Murderer Hanged. Mobile, Ala., June 14. Phillip Good win (colored) was hanged at 5:30 a. m in the jail yard before over 500 peo- pie. He seemed badly frightened. The crime for which he died was the murder of John Poole, a section boss on the Louisville & Nashville road at Venita, who had dismissed him. Buy your cigars today and get a chance on the gold watch at the Phoe nix Sta. and News Co. Salutatory and Essay Miss Cora Moffett Instrumental Duett "Invitation to a VhIsb". Misses E. Bowver and E. Merriam 3. Recitation '-Curlew" MsssM&y Hurley 4. Solo and Chorus "Down the Stream of Time" Misses uonweii ana Minims 5. Recitation "A Little Bird Tells" Miss Hi. L,uurs 6. Vocal Solo "Restless Sei". . . . Miss C. Galpin 7. Recitation "Only an Apple" misb jcmma juunrs Instrumental Duett "Non Voler Cosiringere" (Piano, Miss Bowyer; yiolin, Miss T. Besse) 9. Rnmmtinn "Tiny Tot" Miss F. Coyle 10. Vocal Solo "Ave verum". Miss lirace Munro ii RmtRtiiii "Three Days in the Life of Columbus" Miss Ada Rebstock 15. o&ntRtft "Fairy Voice" Queen, Miss N. Spinas 13. Valedictory, Miss Cora Moffett 14. Graduating Honors juiss u. Monetb 15. Address to Graduate.... ......MissC. Galpin The only graduate, Miss Cora Moffett, was tastily attired in white satin and acquitted" herself becomingly, while Miss Galpin delivered a neatly worded and pleasing address to me graauate. Miss Maggie King was awarded the medal for deportment, while Miss The Bodega billiard parlor, the most elaborate in the United States west of Chicago, will be thrown open today. There will be no handsomer, grander or cooler spot in Phoenix. The enterprise of the proprietor, Mr. J. Kraber, in preparing a resort at an expense never attempted in either Denver or San Francisco, is commendable, and there is absolutely no doubt that it will prove profitable. The parlor occupies the entire north western portion of the basement of the Fleming block, an area of 66x72 feet. A brief account can not adequately de scribe the splendor of the apartments. The first thing about a billiard parlor is necessarily billiard tables. Mr. Kraber has seven of these and three pool tables, in framework of oak to harmon ize with the finishing of the room. They are of the Brnnswick-Balke-Collender manufacture of extra size 4J4x9 feet. They are arranged in two sections of five each on each side of a row of cen tral iron pillars. Over eaah table are fonr electric lamps, arranged in an iron and steel chandelier of unique and ar tistic design, and when all ara aglow the effect is brilliant and marvelous. The floor of the parlor is of oak, in narrow strip, alternating in color. On each side is a slightly raised platform of the same material as the floor, on which comfortable chairs are arranged for the convenience of spectators. The cue racks are arranged along the middle of the parlor, between the iron pillars, which, by the way, have been delicately silvered. The heavy iron beam supported by the pillars is also silvered and artistically decorated with designs of vines and flowers. At the head of the parlor, and in the middle, is a rich oak counter for the use of the cashier. By its side is a heavy plate glaSs cigar case, of huge capacity, and a water receptacle in the bottom tor eup-j plying the cigars with moisture. In the rear of the parlor is an ele gantly appointed toilet room with costly mirrors. Altogether the parlor and its adjuncts equal in magnificence the ap pointments ot the hneBt Jfuuman palace car. The most elaborate account of the in terior arrangements would not ade quately describe ail its glories. In tront ot the parior occupying tne entire space beneath the sidewalk in front of the Fleming block is a magnincent grotto. A fountain of peculiar design tosses its spray irom tne center oi tnis grotto. The design is a water lily, which seen at a snort distance seemB to be real. This grotto is supplied with tables and chairs where guests may luxuriously pass an afternoon and even ing lulled by the delightful surround ings and the music of falling waters. The billiard parlor may be entered by a myriad of ways; through the grotto from the Washington Btreet area entrsnea. by the stairway or elevator in the First avenue vestibule or by the various area ways on the First avenue side of the block. This palace of amusement will be kept open for the inspection of ladies this afternoon from one to five o'clock. They need not hesitate to visit it for there will be nothing to offend the ear or eve but many things to please. At 6 o'tlock this evening the parlor will be thrown open to the public and busi ness. The city council met last night ia special session primarily to listen to a protest against a proposed ordinance embodying recommendations by the city engineer for the re establishment of a grade on Washington and First and Second streets near their intersec tion with Washington. The petition represented that the grade at the deBpribed points was al ready too high by three inches and that the proposed ordinance increases it to a height of six inches and the damage of property owners on Washington street and in the northern part of the city. City Engineer Hancock was out oi the city and the matter was laid over nntil his return. Another matter was brought np with a petition for an artificial Btone side walk on both tides of Washington street between Second and Seventh streets.- A little more than 2,900 lineal feet are embraced in the proposed im provements. The petition was signed by owners of property representing a little more than half and enough to force the improvement. Among the signers were property owners on the north side of Washington between Second and Third, a section of 300 feet already payed. A question as to their right to sign the petition was precipitated by Dr. B. E. L'ghtburne, a property owner further up the street and a gentleman who seems to bs able to control any rabid desire he may have for artificial stone sidewalks. In the rush and .bustle.. of municipal! improvements within the last two years this question has been entirely over looked. It rests- upon a certain con struction of the law, which gives to owneis of property alonz the line of the proposed improvement- the right to pe tition for it. The question then isT Is an improvement on the opposite side of the street "contiguous" within the in tent of the law ? The council is inclined to believe that it is, and that at any rate such signers, who having previously improved in front of their own prop erty, ought not to be punished fur iheir voluntary enterprise by being denied the privilege of petitioning for benefits which they would certainly have had the right to petition for if they had be n less enterprising. A long argument was mac'e by T)r. Lightburne in support of the new found obstruction to the improvemen and B. C. Lowell on the other hand ad dressed the council believing that the law did not intend that the benelit to property from the laying of a sidewalk in any block should be confined wholly toons side of the street. The matter was at length rpfeTpri to tie city attorney to prepare an opinion to be submitted at the nest meeting of the connoil. A delegation of merchant tailors wtt on hand to eee something more about that license. There was a lengthy but informal discussion in which the city attorney declared that the citv yrae em powered to impose not only the licenses included in the ordinances but could license all occupations, many of which are not now covered by the ordinance. No definite action was taken but the council seemed to be of the opinion that to strike out one feature of the or dinance meant a consistent destruction of the whole ordinance. The subject was at length referred to the ordinance committee and the coun cil adj"ourned until next Monday night. A STRANGER'S INVASION. This evening at 7 o'clock some one gets a gold watch at the Phoenix Sta. and News Co. He Created a Reign ef Terror lit Murphy's Addition. A reign of terror was created in Mur phy's addition yesterday morning by a stranger, who is now in the county jail so drank and comatose that he has not been able to tell his name. He first appeared at the residence oi Mike Rxe and began a wholesale de struction of household goods. Mrs. Bice locked herself in the kitchen, and when the visitor had completed the wreck he moved to a small grocery in the vicinity, took an invoice and threw the stock into the street. Thence he went to the houee of a man named Wolf, near the Maricopa and Phcenix depot, and resnoied his work of de struction. Wolf came while it was going on and the stranger attacked him with a knife. Then something hap pened. Wolf says he stopped him with, a well-directed blow of his fist, but those who saw him afterward suspect that a mule kicked him or a houee fell on hiuj. Ai. uuy rate he had to be hauled to jail in a wagon.