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PHCENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1896
VOL. VI. NO. 2 3.
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XX SHOE AND CLOTHING STORE
Remember Our Free Labor
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First of the Year's Con
ventions. Delegates to the National Con
Bucky O'Ne.l Declared the Logical
Candidate of the Party
The Populists of the territory in ses
sion for the past two days at the city
hall, adjourned yesterday afternoon
and today will scatter for their homes.
There was a creditaible amount of en
thusiasm, and, of course, the usual
amount of oratory, without which it
would not have been a Populist gath
ering. Due justice was done to nearly
all the ills to which human flesh is
heir, and a remedy assured through
medium of the Pops, and their medi
cine. The committe on credentials report
ed the names of about sixty, delegates
as entitled to seats and then the tem
porary organization was made perma
nent.' It was Chairman, H. E.
Barnes; secretary, H. W. Nash.
A letter was read from Wm. 0.
O'Neill, now in New York, assuring the
convention of bis undying fealty to the
The committee on resolutions sub
mitted a Ibriet statement of principles
comprising the . following: Endorse
that grand new declaration of inde
pendence, the Omaha platform; de
mands the immediate remonetization
of silver alt the ratio of 16 to 1, without
the consent of foreign nations; de
nounces the borrowing of money on interest-bearing
bonds as an attempt of
the money barons to wickedly enslave
the people and to deprive them of their
sacred right and privilege to coin and
issue their own money; favors the sys
tem of direct legislation by the people
known as the initiative of representa
tion whereby they can promptly en
force the passage of those laws they
desire; invites the co-operation of all
Lincoln Republicans and Jeftersonian
Democrats, of all who favor the free
coinage of silver which can be quickly
attained by a union of all parties fav
orable thereto and willing to place
principles before mere party name,
and of all who demand America for
Americans, our own financial system,
a free country and a free people; in
favor of government aid in develop
ment of irrigation facilities and regu
lation of water service canals.
The following named were chosen to
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represent' Arizona at the National
i convention: John Q. White, Phoenix;
G. M. Porter, Bisbee; Kean St. Charles,
Kingman; Win. 0. O'Neill, Prescott.
Alternates chosen were John M. Craw
ford, J. M. McCullom, Safford; Dr.
Noon, Pima; Judge Geo. W. Woy,
The following named were chosen to
take charge of the work of the cam
paign: Chairman, Judge J. M. Reno;
secretary, J. A. Gardner; treasurer,
John Q. White.
It was agreed that 'the nomination
for delegate to congress be left to a
subsequent convention, to be held
about the first week of July, but J. Q.
White, who stated that the enemy felt
an interest in the matter, moved that
it be expressed as the sense of this con
ference that Buckey O'Neill be consid
ered the logical candidate of the party
for the office of delegate to congress.
The resolution went through unani
mously. Thanks were extended to the citi
zens of Phoenix for hospitality re
ceived, and the convention adjourned
with three rousing cheers for the party
and Buck6y O'Neill.
NO POLITICAL AMBITION.
Mr. Debs Waives All the Allurements
CHARLESTON, S. C, Feb. 22. Eu
gene V.-Detos, president of the A. R. XI.,
was asked today regarding the dis
patch from South Bend, Ind., stating
he bad accepted the Populist nomina
tion for governor of Indiana.
Mr. Debs said that some of his
friends are anxious for him to be a
candidate, but that he has refused. He
declares he has no taste for politics
and no ambition in that direction.
TRIED TO KILL HER.
A Los Angeles Contractor Fires Two
ssnote at ms wire.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22. N. B.
Foster, a contractor, attempted to kill
his wife this morning. He fired twice
at her with a revolver. The first shot
passed through her hand, which she
had raised to prevent his shooting.
The plucky woman grabbed the re
volver and the second shot took off the
forefinger of the left hand of her hus
band. HYMENEAL HARRISON.
INDIANAPOLIS, iFeb. 22. General
Benjamin Harrison left today for New
York. It is understood this will be his
last 'trip to New York until next April
when he and Mrs. Dimmick will be
THE SILVER MARKET.
SAN nRANiCHSOO, Fib. 22. Silver
Ibars, 7; Mexican dollars, 5454.
Mardi Gras Closes the Phoenix
King Misrule Lorded the
Thousands of Maskers March
ed in Parade.
Wild West Sports at the far In the
Afternoon Impsndlnc De
parture of the Mul
titude. The carnival i3 over.
The last merry masquerader has dis
appeared, the electric archways are
dark, and the very decorations, as
though conscious that their usefulness
had gone, are flapping solemnly in a
breeze that brings a breath of moist
ure, delayed lest it dampen the enthu
siasm. (But it has 'been a success, this carni
val a great success from start to fin
ish, without a feature that might be
considered obnoxious and with many
a feature unique and enjoyable. And
among tham all the closing scenes
were the best.
During the day there was the usual
run of sports. The cowboys came
charging down the street, and with
whoop and hallo, with whirling riatas
and cowiboy tricks, and in the after
noon they performed at the park be
fore pleased thousands. But the clos
ing scenes were bsst.
At 7:30 the combined bands marched
down the street, their pathway illumi
nated by red fire in reckless quantity.
Following came the subjects of the
King of Misrule. There were a thou
sand of them at least. They fairly
swarmed down the streets. Clad were
they in every conceivable costume.
The stock of masks and of grinning
false faces must have been a large one
with the dealers to have withstood the
demand. The spirit of levity and of
freedom from care seemed to rest up
on maskers and public and jolly were
the sightseers as"well.as the seen.
There were many neat makeups tc
be picked out of the throng. There
was the new woman as a tramp and
her attendant, Weary Wraggles; there
were Chinese, . Arabs from the desert,
Spanish bull fighters, the neatest of
Parisian dancers, clowns without num
ber, on foot and on burro back, a few
Uncle Sams, the Heavenly Twins, (ro
bust ones) fat men and women, harle
quins, as well as sweet Columbine,
fisher folk, soldiers and quaint con
ceits without number.
For hours the human currents,
bright colored and very much alive,
eddied through the streets, even down
to Chinatown, where an ear-splitting
din of firecrackers was kept up till
assuredly every ounce of ammunition
had been used.
Later the merrymakers boarded the
overloaded cars and trooped to' the
park where the official ball was in
progress. It lasted till after 1 and
was a scene of brilliancy and mirth
never before seen in Arizona. But
the jam was something terrific. There
were two other masque balls as well.
One was at Gardiner's hall; the other
at Ford's academy in the Redewill
The police, despite the confusion,
had an easy time and few were the re
ports of mischief, recklessness or
Today will leave the majority of the
visitors, and the city will by tomor
row be dismantled of its colors of
fiesta. The regular soldiers, to whom
and their officers all praise Sfnd appre
ciation, leave at 9 by special train for
Whipple, and the outgoing regular
trains of both roads will foe loaded to
But from all come expressions of
satisfaction. iFar more than was an
ticipated have the promises of the
management ibeen carried out and in
a manner that receives naught but
praise. To Direotor-General Hatch is
given the laurels of a very victor over
difficulties, of a worker who has di
rected his forces to a successful con
summation. The programme was am
bitious, but the realization was even
The people of Phoenix joined well
into the spirit of the time and showed
adaptability that augurs well for the
success of all future entertainments of
this kind. To those within our gates
last night was repeated the invitation
to join with us once more in '97, and
till then was extended all wishes of
prosperity and happiness.
Arizona's hospitality has been
shown, the people of the west have
been entertained, the resources of Ar
izona's capita! city have been tested
and proven. The curtain, is down, j
again to ,oe rung up in my.
THE COWBOY SPORTS.
Geo. Seara Captures the Prize
The park was crowded with several
thousand people yesterday afternoon
to witness the cowboys' sports. The
grand stand was jammed and thou
sands lined the fence and crowded Into
the inclosure. Dr. Carver was the at
traction at 2 o'clock' and his really
wonderful shooting excited the admi
ration of all.
The principal event, however, was
the steer tying contest, which was
watched with great interest by strang
ers, although a familiar sight to all
Arizonans. It . was a thrilling sight
and tinged, with a spice of danger. No
accidents happened to mar the sport,
although three men were unhorsed
during 'the performance. The steers
were wild animals, but were quickly
thrown and tied by the expert cowmen.
The quickest time made was by Geo.
Sears, who threw his steer and had
him tied in 45 seconds. The other
entnymen and their time was a3 fol
lows: A. C. Young, 1:35; Jeff Morrell, 2:18;
Harvey Morris, Hayden Juste, Geo.
Felton, 2:13; Logan Morris, 1:12; Aus
tin Felton, 2:43; Gowert Todeb,
1:10 4-5; Lin Orme, 1:32; Jim Collins,
1:421-5; George Babcook, 1:314-5; L.
D. Adams, 1:14; Dick Bennett,
1:45 4-5; Joe Til well, 2:15; Will Steele
and J. Bassett.
lAlthough some very good time was
made, Sears captured the prize.
Deliberations of Citizens Interested in
the Local Movement
(Pursuant to adjournment of a meet
ing several months ago of the citizens
Interested in the local government
movement met yesterday morning at
the office of J. M. Creigh'ton, in the Ir
vine block. A. V. Quinn was elected
chairman and J. M. Burnett secretary.
Extended discussion was had over
the purposes of the proposed organiza
tion which, it was agreed, must not toe
considered in the light of a political
organization, though its policy will be
to advocate at .the fall convention nons
but the staunebest of citizens for office,
paying especial attention to the office
(By vote an organization meeting of
taxpayers and citizens interested in
the movement was called for 2 p. m.
Saturday, February 24, and to take
charge of arrangements for the meet
ing and such other 'business as may
develop in connection with the move
ment in the meantime, was chosen a
committee consisting of J. Y. T. Smith,
Emory Kays, J. B. Mullen, J. M.
Creighton and Simon Novinger.
Text of the New Order of the National
' L. lA. W. Assembly.
By bulletin No. 2 of the racing board
of the L. A. W. Casey Castleman of
Los Angeles has been transferred to
the professional class. The text of the
late order changing the designation of
several classes of riders is as follows:
"By recent action of the Nationa".
f ssembly, L. A. W., class B has been
bolished and all riders of that class
restored to their previous condition as
amateurs. To avail themselves of
such general reinstatement riders in
the employ of manufacturer j for rac
ing purposes must at once terminate
such employment. The acts that have
heretofore caused the transfer of riders
to class B will in future constitute
them professionals. lAmateurs may
continue to ride at any distance from
their homes within the boundaries of
their respective states."
A TRAIN 'WRECKED.
Carelessness Causes a
LOS ANGELES, Fab. 22 A wreck
occurred this morning on the Southern
Pacific road at Naud Junction near the
Kuhrts street hridge. The switchman
threw the switch too soon and the
Riverside local, carrying a large
crowd of Masons and others to the city
of Los Angeles, was nearly derailed.
The last car was thrown in the switch
and crashed into a freight engine, rip
ping the side completely out. The
fireman of the switch engine was in
jured about the head and an unknown
colored man had both legs cut off.
The passengers were all severely
THE S. P. OY KENTUCKY.
'FRANKFORT, 'Feb. 22. Senator
G-oibel called up the repeal bill to the
Southern Pacific company in the senate
before adjournment this morning and
had the measure made special order
for Tuesday 'evening, when it will be
taken up and discussed from day to
day until disposed of.
A STATESM1AN DEAD.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 215.
Ex-Governor Robinson died at 4:30
SDLLI7AN I MEM.
'John L. and Ryan Visit
They Speak Concerning the
Big Mill. 1 ;
Appear in a Boxing Bout at ' the
Opera. House Last
(The opera house was jammed last
night, the crowd brought mainly to
see the great ex-champion, Joha L.
Sullivan, hox a round with Paddy
IRyan. The bill for the evening was
"The Wicklow Postman," a rollicking
sort of Irish drama, lacking, however,
in the usual quantity of shillelahs and
British redcoats. The audience was
especially enthusiastic over the pro
duction. A. generous burst of applause greet
ed the pugilists as they steppd upon
tiie stage at the end of the theatrical
performance. There was a regular
prize ring bout of three rounds, but
the-element of excitement was lacking
and the 'blows exchanged were feather
like and scarcely indicative1 of the
mighty force and wondrous science
that once lay in the two.
Sullivan has aged much in the last,
few years and has taken on far mora
fat than appertains to the frame of
most athletes ,
He weighs 2G5 pounds, which for a
man of his height, 5ft', 10in, is surely
excessive. Ryan, who is 6ft, lin.
weighs 235 pounds. They were seen
yesterday by a Republican reporter at
the Lemon hotel. "The big fellow" is
yet suffering from bruises on the head
received by his fall from a train in Il
linois a few days ago. He came south
to see the prize mill, somewhat, in the
guise of a reporter, but could not stop.
Parson Davies - was left behind. He
saw the fight and 'will meet the com
pany at Los Angeles and tell the fel
lows all about it.
Concerning the fight Sullivan said
he knew too little" to- give an intelli
gent opinion, but expressed the belief
that Maher's failure had settled that
worthy's chance forever. . He was not
surprised at the sudden termination ot
the mill. - ' . "
iRyan ' believes' that Maher's policy
must have been to force the fight from
the start. "I - said only the day be
fore," said he, "that it was only a
question as to who got in the first
blow. I was right. -Fitz might have
been expected to win. He is a verv
clever man with his fists and has had
vastly more experience in the ring
than his opponent. Then, too, Maher
was in no such fighting trim as was
The company leaves this evening for
Los Angeles, where" a short stand will
be made-, thence working north to Sau
Francisco, that paradise of pugilists.
WILL NOT FIGHT, .
Fitzsimmons Despises- the Caallensa
I EL PASO, Fab. 20. 'An Associated
Press representative had a talk with
Fitzsimmons atut Garbett's challenge
I on the way in from the battleground
Fitz said: VI shail completely ig
nore . that fellow Corbett. . It was a
thousand dollars American money to
one cent Mexican coin that Pomp. Jim
would get on his ear just as he has.
I shall use the same argument onc
employed by Charley Mitchell, 'tell
him to get a reputation." Let him
whip Peter Maher and Joe Choynski
before he opens his head to me. Both
men want to fight him and I think
either one of them can lick him. This
much I shall insist upon. He must
first win from Maher and Choynski
before he gets into the ring with me.
"I whipped with ease the man Cor
bett presented the championship belt
to in order to escape a match with me.
To show Corlbett what little weight
his championship present carried I
formally, through the Associated Press
renounced all claims to the belt and re
fused to accept it. I am going to Mad
ison Square Garden for the night of
February 29 with a half a dozen con
tracts I made conditionally on winning
from Maher and then with Julian,
Strensler, Roeber and my family I
will sail for England."
HE IS A COWARD.
How Corbett Sums Up Mr. Fitzsim
mons. CHICAGO, ! Feb. 22. Corbett when
shown the Associated Press dispatch
announcing Fitzsimmons' refusal to
fight him, simply said: "He is a big
coward. -1 will leave it to the public
to judge whether I am correct or not.
I predicted that he would not make
a match with me if he- won the fight
with Maher, but if he goes to England
he will find me in England after him.
'He said after his fight with Maher he
would fight any man in the world., He '
is now getting out of the country as
fast as possible bag and baggage."