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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN.
SEVENTH YEAR. rjp ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2G, 1896. VOL. VII. NO. 162. HAVANA HAUNTED BY FEAR, j j An Attack bv the Insurgents! Momentarily Expected. Business Suspended and People In Sympathy With tne Spanish Cause Are Preparing to Flee - short Shrift for Cuban Prisoners. NEW YORK, Nov. 25. The officers of the steamer City of Washington-, which arrived today from Havana, say Havana is in the worst possible state! of fear. The residents are momentar ily expecting an attack by the insur gents. The prisons are full, business is at a standstill and the merchants of Spanish leadings are preparing to leave the country. A passenger named J. W. Brown, an Englishman recently released from the Cuban prison, where he spent a month for shouting in the streets of Havana, "Cuba Libre," said his treatment by the Spanish authorities was brutal in the extreme. Papers in his possession proving him to be a British subject was the reason for his release. Brown declared that no political prisoners in Cuba knew what they were arrested for until they had been in prison some time. "Weyler," he said, "has had many foreigners arrested. He detests them. Most of these prisoners have never seen daylight. Finally they drop out of sight. It saves the cost of trial. The poor Cuban gets short shrift. It is sufficient to know he is a sympa thizer in the cause, and that is his death warrant." Dr. Taylor, another passenger, says Spain's cause is lost and that General Weyler has 30,000 sick soldiers on his hands. HAVANA, Nov. 25. Antonio Lopez Colma, who was the first insurgent leader to rise in Matanzas, will be shot tomorrow. ; - MADRID, Nov. 25 The premier, Senor Canoyas del Castillo, said today that there was jjp truth in the report that General Weyler had been recalled from Cuba and that it was equally un true that his recall was contemplated. On the contrary, he added, the govern ment had given General Weyler a free hand in the task of suppressing the insurrection and the ministers had confidence he would be successful. TOULOUSE TOO LOOSE. A Famous Russia Swindler Works America. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25. "Nich olas Erasme de"Savigne, Count de Tou louse Lautrec," now languishing in a New York jail pending his trial for drawing a revolver on a cabman, visit ed San Francisco in the beginning of last January. He registered at the Palace hotel, and, being a man of com manding appearance and seemingly unlimited capital, became a social lion immediately. A week after his ar rival he began to interest several prominent business men in some Si berian trading projects which he ex ploited loudly, and finally succeeded in convincing B. A. Aldrich, a St. Louis manufacturer, that- the investments were gilt-edged. On January 15 Aid- rich started with the "count" for St. Louis, and on the same day it was dis covered through the agency of the Russian consul in this city that the count was a well-known convict and swindler known as Nicholas Savine. Savine has been a. pretender to the .Bulgarian throne, a railroad contract or, confidence man and card sharper, and was finally sentenced to five years for swindling St. Petersburg firms. At the expiration of this term in Si beria he came to San Francisco. HUNTER DEAD BESIDE A DEER. A Chicago Merchant Found Buried Under the Snow. CHICAGO, Nov. 25 Yesterday af ternoon searching parties near Michi gamme, Michigan, found the body of W. W. Ingram, formerly in the whole sale cheese business here, in the woods completely buried in the snow. Mr. Ingram set out for a deer hunt on November 1. In the evening he did not return. After a few days a general search was undertaken. The unfortunate sportsman was found ly ing beside a deer he had shot. Both were covered with snow to a depth of two feet. No indications were dis covered as to the cause of death. SENATOR FOLEY'S ESTATE. The Mother of His Child Sues for a Slice of It. CARSON, Nev., Nov. 25. The suit of Mrs. Vernon Hartley against the estate of the late State Senator Foley, with the exception of the arguments was concluded today. About a year ' ago Mrs. Hartley shot and killed Sen ator Foley, one of the wealthiest and most prominent men in Nevada. She alleged Foley had drugged and be- trayed her and was the father of her unborn child. She was acquitted of the murder charge and since the birth of her child brought suit against the Foley estate for a share in the prop erty on the child's behalf. Arguments wm commence rrmay. READY TO REPORT. The Venezuelan Commission Awaits ! the President's Pleasure. WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 The Ven ezuelan commission are prepared to submit to the president in time for his report to congress, a full report, in cluding the subject matter and a final ruling as between Great Britain and Venezuela, if the president and Mr. Olney desire it, but if the arbitration agreement is accepted as final on all hands then the report of the commis sion may be merely formal so as to come within the requirements of the law. BRYAN ON TOUR. He Speaks to 5,000 People at Colorado Springs, Colo. COLORADO SPRINS, Colo., Nov. 25. William Jennings Bryan addressed 5,000 people here tonight and said in part: "You act as though you were in the midst of the campaign or were cele brating a victory just won. You are right; we are in the midst of the cam paign. We are going to accomplish in 1900 what we failed to accomplish in 1896." NOTES FROM ASH FORK. ASH FORK, Ariz., Nov. 25. (Spe cial.) R. E. Wells, assistant general manager of the S. F., P. & P., passed through here this evening on his way to Albuquerque, where he will spend Thanksgiving with his brothers. Arrivals at the Depot hotel: Wil liam H. Harding, Congress; Miss Car mer Martinez, Kingman, Ariz.; D. R. Gillis, Prescott; George M. Sargent, Prescott; W. L. Washington and wife, with valet and maid, San Diego; G. L. Roge, Pasadena, Cal.; Horatio N. Rush, Pasadena, Cal. FLOODED A CITY. SAN PEDRO, Cal., Nov. 25. A cloudburst did great damage in this city last night. A steady rain fell all day Tuesday, increasing at night. At about 11 o'clock a cloudburst occurred directly over the city, running in every street and flooding the stores and cel lars in the business portion of the city. A conservative estimate of the dam age done is $50,000. Telegraph and electric light wires are down and the Southern Pacific road is washed out. The streets in some places were cut out thirty feet. SNOW AND COLD. HELENA, Mont., Nov. 25. The worst snowstorm that has visited Mon tana for years has been raging here for the past thirty hours and shows no sign of abatement. Over a foot of snow has fallen, tying up all street car lines in Helena. The storm is general throughout the northwest. The snow is so deep that railroad traffic is seriously interfered with. The cold is extreme, the mercury rang ing from five to thirty-five below zero. LOST THEIR ALL. And the Man That Made Them Suffer Goes to the Pen. CHICAGO, Nov. 25. Anthony Kozel ex-president of the West Side bank, which collapsed last May, pleaded guilty to larceny today and was given an indeterminate sentence in the peni tentiary. Small tradesmen and work- ingmen, the chief patrons of the bank lost everything. REBELLION IN BRAZIL. MONTEVIDEO, Nov. 25 It is re ported that an uprising headed by Aparaico Saraiva has occurred on the Brazilian frontier. RYAN WON THE FIGHT. NEW YORK, Nov. 25. The referee stopped the Ryan-Smith fight in the ninth round and declared Ryan win ner. BLIZZARD AT BUTTE. BUTTE, Mont., Nov. 25. A blizzard has been raging all day. The ther mometer is ten degrees below zero. THE SILVER MARKET. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25. Silver bars, 65; Mexican dollars, 5252. POOR PEOPLE OF PHCENIX. 1 They Will Fare Well This Thanksgiving Day. How the Occasion Will Be Observed . In This City The Football Came This-Afternoon Will Be the Prin cipal Attraction. The poor of Phoenix will upon this j Thanksgiving day bless the pupils and I teachers of the public schools for their nob,e eCorts in their behalf. The call : for contributions waa heartily respond ed to, and the little ones seemed to tumble over one another in their de sire to excel in offerings. Upstairs in the Central school building there was every eatable in evidence from prunes to potatoes, and the cranberry-and- turkey luxury was not forgotten. There was an abundance of good things dis tributed from the Central, Five Points, West End and East End schools. Clothing, too, was freely contributed, and if bright, happy faces tell for anything, the donors were all cheerful givers. The good angel of charity is nigh, and will cause many wan faces that may be pinched from hunger to brighten today. . There are provisions in plenty still uncalled for and the Central school will be open this morning for the dis tribution of them. Today will be observed in this city in keeping with the time-honored cus tom of the people of the United States. Some will make the occasion one to be commemorated as a time to offer de vout thanks to the Giver of all good. Others will utilize it as a holiday that only comes once a year; but the great majority, as per prearranged pro gramme, will enter into the realm of sport. Among the features that will command the greatest attention today, is the football game, which will begin at 2 o'clock this afternoon. This game, without doubt, will be most in teresting. The Phoenix team has its dander up; it is not accustomed to de feat and it goes without saying, that the recent reverses that it has lately met has stirred the boys to that de gree that they feel that they cannot suffer defeat the third time succes sively. TMs morning at the park the Phoe nix and High schon baseball nines will play for slory, and the admission is free. Apart from field sports there . are others who will put in their Thanks giving where nothing but "good cheei' ' will abound, occasions that mark a period of "a flow of soul and a feast of reason," punctuated with turkey and cranberry sauce. Several young people have planned jolly carriage excursions and picnics. Among these will be Miss Jessie Be- denger's party of youth, beautj.'. and wit who will enjoy a. trip to the orange grove. This party 'will consist of the Misses Bedenger, Mrs. Morehead, Miss Angie Parker, Miss Tipton, Hany tseattie, f rank H. Lyman and the- Norton boys. , Another party Miss Essie Dawson, Miss Flora Greer, Miss Gertrude Chapin, Miss Sadie Wilcox and J. I. Brooks will visit the Union mine. GOLD CERTIFICATES. The Matter of Their Resumption Is Now Being Considered. WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. The sec retary of the treasury is considering the question of resuming the issuance of gold certificates, which was sus pended in 1893, when the gold reserve fell below the $100,000,000 mark. Since the election and gradual increase of the gold reserve it is believed there is no reason why gold certificates should not be resumed. The matter is now before Secretary Carlisls. MURDERED BY PEONS. State of Affairs in an American Colony in Mexico. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25. Ad vices received today from the Ameri can colony at Metlaltoynca, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, give definite information of assassinations by pe ons, which the Mexican government has until now been able to keep secret. The Mexican government has sent troops to the colony in the hopes of capturing the assassins, who during the past four months have murdered three American settlers in cold blood. The victims were Thomas Gomez, G. Denry and Charles Pilesea. The colony was formed about four years ago and numbers 200 souls. A tract of 100,000 acres of land was secured at Metlalhaynca, most of the colonists being prosperous farmers of the United States who invested over $500,000 in improvements, and the rais ing of coffee was begun. The Mexi can government afforded the colonists aid and every encouragement was of fered them. The prosperity of the colonists aroused the hatred of the Mexicans, who perpetrated a series of robberies. Cases of arson followed committed. It is stated that a reign of terror prevails at Metlalhaynca and it is understood the state department has been made acquainted with the fact, and that the Mexican govern ment would be called upon to make a thorough investigation and afford American citizens the protection they need. The colony is located midway between TampiCo and Vera Cruz. CABINET GOSSIP. Henry C. Payne of Milwaukee May Be Postmaster-General. CLEVELAND, Nov. 25. There is considerable gossip among those who claim to be close to the incoming ad ministration, concerning the repre sentation of the northwest in the cab inet. It is believed that Governor Merriam and Cushman Davis of Min nesota do not stand any chance and that Henry C. Payne of Milwaukee will be made postmaster-general. FOR THE CITY'S GOOD. The Membership List of the Chamber of Commerce Is Swelling. At a meeting of the board of direc tors of the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening the reports of the va rious committees on membership showed an increase of eighty in the membership roll.. Each director was made a committee of one to solicit new members and they hope to enlarge the list to 250 by December 1. The committee which was appointed to wait upon the local irrigation con gress committee reported that the lo cal committee was not quite ready to indicate, the nature of the assistance they desired from the chamber, but that they greatly appreciated the prof fered assistance and would avail them selves of it as soon as they could learn their needs. Upon motion the com mittee was continued subject to the action of the local committee and in structed to notify the president of any such action in order that a special meeting of the board might be called if necessary. The committee upon securing new itiarters for the chamber and the ex hibits reported a number of offers of desirable locations in various parts of the city and at different rentals and terms. This report brought forth considerable discussion and the mat ter was referred back to the commit tee for further investigation and re port at as early a date as practicable to the president, who would then call a special meeting to settle the ques tion and to execute the lease. The secretary reported the receipt of a very handsome photograph of Rum ford Falls, Maine, which had been sent to the chamber with the compli ments of Mr. F. E. Boothby, general passenger and ticket agent, of the Maine Central Railroad company at Portland, Maine. The photograph is thirty-one inch es iy forty inches, mounted in an oak frame, and was delivered free of any chargos. A vote of thanks was ten dered '.Mr. Boothby, and the secretary was instructed to transmit it to him. A letter! from the Manufacturers' as sociation of Kings and Queens coun ties of Ne York, inclosing a copy of Senator Frye s bill for the establish ment of the. department of commerce and manufac ;urers was read. The let ter asked the assistance of the cham ber and the individual assistance of each member wsho was acquainted with any senator or nember of congress in passing the bilIX President Sampson, whose consular service qualified him to speak, told wh;' he thought the bill should become a Vlaw; and upon mo tion the chamber endorsed the bill and instructed the secretary to send a copy of the endorsement to the Manu facturers' associationand also a copy to Hon. N. O. Murphy at Washington. A letter to Secretary; Fertey.. fror? ,Tv. E. Hunt, commercial agent of the Southern Pacific Railroad company, whose headquarters is El Paso, sug gested to the chamber the plan of more thoroughly advertising Phoenix and the wonderful productiveness of its tributary country. "I have for some time," said Mr. Hunt, "been firmly of the opinion that if your society would fix up and send to me an exhibit of your fruits, nuts. rtAAnin .V 1 ,1 I. . C. . . cereals, etc., it would be a 'great factor in assisting us to induce settlement at Phoenix Of course, this will cost you some money, but the benefit to be de rived will surely recompense you in a short time. My office is located on the best corner in El Paso and has three large window frontages, behind which there are two raised platforms, about 6x6 feet square, making a su perior location for an exhibit of this kind, and if your association should wish to take advantage of the situation I will be pleased to accommodate you." The secretary was instructed to in form Mr. Hunt that he"would soon be supplied with printed matter and that in regard to the exhibit he so kindly offered to place in his office that the chamber had the matter under consid eration and would write him more fully when it had ascertained what it could do. THEY WAHT MEN A South Sea Kingdom of Dusky Belles. They Swim Like Mermaids and Are Just Dying for Husbands A San Francisco Scheme of Colonizing the Hermit Islands. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25. L. J. Reinhart, a carpenter of this city, is tired of carrying on a hand-to-mouth existence in America and is trying to raise a body of men to undertake a novel colonization scheme. His plan is to buy a vessel, equip it and sail tp the St. John or Hermit islands in the South Pacific ocean where no inhabi tants are left but dusky belles whose husbands and brothers have been killed by cannibal wars or taken away by conscienceless black birders. Cap tain Bergman of the American steam er Bonanza recently sent the news to this city of the peculiar condition of affairs on the Hermit islands. He said that his ship was blown out of its course and anchored one day close to- one of the islands. He was astonished to see none but women on the coral reef, for it was hardly more than thai. The women -swam like mermaids to the ship. They told of the condition of affairs on the island and wanted the eaptain to leave some of his sailors. They said they would heap on them all the honors of darky royalty if they would take their residence among them. Reinhart declares that it is not the report of the husbandless women that has moved him to project this enter prise. He says it is a dissatisfaction with the condition of the labor world and the desire to lead a peaceful exist ence without having to struggle day and night for bread and butter. ,He wants to form a republic on co-op erative lines. He says as it is in the south sea, the islands support the na tives with very little work. By com bining forces and pooling interests he believes this proposed band can have all the comforts of life with little labor. The scheme is for fifty men to put up $2o each. With this money he expects to buy a schooner and pro visions for the voyage and at least a year's stay on whatever island it may be decided to settle upon.. On first landing they will build a fort and then take possession of the tillable ground. With them they will take seeds and fruit trees, and Reinhart says that in a few years they ought to be ex porting grat quantities of south sea island products. . FOR CHARITY'S SAKU. Astor Endows a School for Tenement Children. , NEW YORK, Nov. 25. The an nouncement has been made by the Children's Aid society that William Waldorf Astor has made a gift of $50, 000 for the construction of a school building in the crowded tenement dis trict, where thousands of children are without schooling. ONE IN DEATH. Desperate Act of a Couple in a North Dakota Hotel. VALLEY CITY, N. D., Nov. 25. A man and woman registered at the Kin dred hotel here on Wednesday night as Thomas Swens and wife of New Rock ford. They engaged a room and re tired. As they were not seen yester day their room door was opened this morning and on the bed in their trav eling dress, locked in each other's arms, both lay dead. A bottle of prussic acid stood by the bed with a letter saying there was money in their pockets to pay burial expenses and that, though separated in life, they were one in doaih iid to make no inquiries as to who they were. They appear to be about 40 years of age.. : - --. . - -. BY HIS OWN HAND. The Decatur, 111., Minister Believed to Have Suicided. DECATUR, 111., Nov. , 23 Snonsler at Springfield sold the revolver which killed Rev. Mr. Miller at Decatur, 111. The sale was made on Monday to a man 55 ypfus old, with gry -winters, who was well dressed. This is Mil ler's description. The suicide theory is now accepted, though friends will not admit it. THE EVIL OF BRIBERY. The Subject Suggested to- Preachers for Thanksgiving. INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 25 The re ligious congress today adopted the fol lowing resolution: "Resolved, That the sec-Fetary re quest the clergymen throughout the United States to speak, on the coming Thanksgiving day, upon the evil of bribery and corruption in public of fice, and thus heln crests a National sentiment in. favor of the e,evaU,n of our public service to the highest plane of honesty and righteousness."