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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1896. VOL. VII.' NO. 184. J1' Cr.DllZ MUTTrD GTrrT3llf,17TlVorations- In addition to Admiral Self oDAH MllLft OlLMnAUvMJiridge, the list includes Captain G. H. Wadleigh, Lieutenant Commander E. Gave Place to the Pacific Rail roads in the Senate. Pettigrew of South Dakota Made a Bitter Attack on the System Cuban Question Goes Over Until After the Holidays. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. The sen ate was unexpectedly diverted today from Cuba to the Pacific railroads. An unusually large erowd was in the gal leries "jnticlpating that Mr. Vest would continue his speech, begun yesterday, on the attitude of Mr. Olney toward the Cameron resolution. The interest this has awakened was shown by the presence in the diplomatic gallery of First Assistant Secretary of State Rockhill, who is next In rank to Mr. Olney In state affairs and who has had special charge of reports coming from consuls In Cuba. Foreign delegations also were well represented. Soon after the session opened Mr. Pettigrew of South Dakota called up his resolution relative to the trust notes of Pacific railroads. The sen ator made a savage onslaught on the . Pacific railroad system in general, charging that a combination of private interests was seeking to absorb and close out the government. This opened the entire question and Mr. Morgan of Alabama followed with a bitter arraignment of the Pacific roads, charging them with fraud and crime on a gigantic scale. The speech lasted until shortly before 2 o'clock, when the morning hour expired, thus sending over the Cuban question until after the holidays. . Mr. Call secured the adoption of the resolution asking the secretary of state for Information relative to the killing of Charles Gavin, an American citizen, by the Spanish forces in Cuba. Further than this the session was uneventful and the senate adjourned for the holiday recess lasting until January 6. The house today passed the legis lative, executive and judicial appro priation bill, then adjourned for the .holiday recess. This is the first time in the history of the congress that the legislat; bill has been passed before the holidays. The day was devoted to the annual debate oh the civil service law and as usual the attempt to strike out the provision for the commission was overwhelmingly defeated. The bill as passed carries $22,669,369.02. MANY FIRMS GO UNDER. Financial Disasters Follow the Failure . of the National Bank of Illinois. CHICAGO, Dec. 22 The failure of Angus & Gildele general contractors, the American Brewing, Malting & Elevator company, the Georgia Weisse Malting l& Elevator company, and George A. Welssa, Individually, all of these being due to the collapse of the National Bank of Illinois, were the echoes today of the bank failures of yesterday. Runs were made on the Golden City Banking & Trust com pany, the Hibernian Savings bank and the Illinois Trust and Savings bank, but none of the runs were of much im portance. No statement was filed as to the assets and liabilities of the two corporations. - . The failures today were the result of the failure of the National Bank of Illinois. The two companies were borrowers from the 'bank and were indebted to it when it failed to the amount of over $500, 000. The corporations were both or ganized through the efforts of George A. WeisBe. Robert E. Jenkins, one of the direct ors of the National Bank of Illinois, says: "The directors did not know the size of the loan on the Calumet electric. The discovery of the condi tion of the loan was as much of a sur prise to me as to the public. The same is true of the loan to Dryer & pompany." MEDALS FOR OFFICERS. Senator Sherman Introduces a Bill to Allow Their Aeceptance. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. Senator Sherman, from the committee on for eign relations, has reported favorably the bill allowing Admiral T. O. Self- ridge and other United States naval officers who attended the coronation of .the czar last May to accept medals presented to them by the Russian gov ernment. In reporting the bill Mr. anerman presented a lavorable rec ommendation from Secretary Olney, in which he said the medals were onlv souvenirs of the occasion and not dec- H. Gheef, Paymaster J. B, Redfeld, Lieutenant J. J. Hunker, Surgeon D. N. Bartolette, and Ensign R. L. Russell. ASHES TO ASHES. Kate Field's Remains Will Be mated at San Francisco. Cre- SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22. The steamer Belgic that arrived from Hong Kong and Yokohama, via Honolulu, Judge A. C. Baker m the district court, brought to port the remains of Miss i The plaintiffs are the minority share if t mA The hnHv nf MiSB Fipirt i holders in the Salt River Valley Canal was nlaced on the Beleic on December comPany- Tney claimed in the ac was piacea on tne aeigic on uecemDer , . th . ht t th h. resDective 15. Coneul-General Mills of Hawaii attended to the removal of the casket from the vault in the Honolulu ceme- tery and the placing of It on board the I tMmer X is intoned that th re mains will be cremated here, then the ashes will be sent to Mount Auburn. PLEASURE AND POLITICS. Two Senators Make a Social and Polit ical Call on Mr. Hanna. CLEVELAND, O., Dec. 22. Senators Thurston of Nebraska and Shoup of Idaho arrived in the city this morn ing and were driven immediately to the office of M. A. Hanna, where a long conference was held. While it was noted that the visit was of a so cial nature it was known that the prime object of the conference was to discuss cabinet matters and as a gen tleman close to Mr. Hanna stated, there was little doubt that Messrs. Thurston and Shoup came here .to se cure Mr. Hanna s influence toward the selection of some man from the silver district which they represent, as a member of the cabinet. BIG MINE REOPENS. One of the Best Producing Proposi tions Again in Operation. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22. The Al lision ranch mine, which was a quar ter of a century ago one of the best producing mines In the vicinity of Grass Valley, is to be reopened and worked to Its fullest capacity. The mine is now owned by John W. "Mackay and James L. Flood. KILLED AT JEROME. John Cree Caught in a Crusher and Ground to Pieces. JEROME, Ariz., Dec. 22. (Special.) A young man named John Cree, an oiler in the United Verde smelter here, was instantly killed this evening. He was oiling the machinery when his clothing caught in the cogs of the mud crusher, grinding him to a pulp. He was unmarried. WILL UPHOLD THE LAW. ALBANY, N. Y., Dec. 22. Governor Morton has sent the sheriff of Queels county a proclamation calling upon him to see that the law is not violated by those engaged in the Lavigne-Mc- Kever fight at Long Island City to morrow night FITZ WILL SIGN. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec, 22. Bob Fitzsimmons started for New York to night, where he will sign articles of agreement for the fight with Corbett. HAD MONEY LEFT. Republican Congressional Campaign Committee Has a Balance on Hand. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. The Re publican congressional committee, having paid all bills, find consider able balance on hand, differing de cidedly in this respect from the re sult in former campaigns. Perma nent headquarters have not yet been decided upon. Some of the members think there is no necessity of them during the winter, but many are in favor of starting to work next sum mer, after the new committee Is se lected, for the campaign of the ensuing year. While Mr. Babcock insists up on retiring, the executive committee is equally anxious that he shall remain at the head of affairs. Mr. Babcock states that the work is of such an arduous character that a third term of it is absolutely undesirable. . He feels the effects of the hard work of last fall greatly, and will leave Friday for Hot Springs, Ark., for rest and re cuperation. . DON'T WANT A WAR. LONDON, Dec. 22. A special from Paris says it is suggested that Great Britain, France and Italy, the powers most interested, offer their services in the Cuban question in order to prevent a conflict between Spain and the United States and terminate the revolt. TONS OF TESTIMONY TAKEN. In the Celebrated Salt River Canal Case. Arcumnnts Were Concluded Yester day in the District Court Judare Baker Will Give His About Two Months. Decision in . The case known as A. L. Henshaw et al vs. the Salt River Valley Canal company was argued yesterday before appropriations of water for the land which they respectively possess free from the control of the corporation except as to the mere transmission of we water Dy . me canai oi ine company to the ditches and lands of the plain tiffs. The defendant has contended for the right to segregate the water and the use and the right to water from the ownership or possession of lands cul tivated under the canal; and asserts the right, under its charter, to sell the water at a price per inch to each con sumer, and the charter permits the holder pf water rights to charge a price for the privilege of renting the water right; and in addition to this requires a separate compensation to the com pany for the value or price per inch of water which the corporation sells to the consumer. The ' minority shareholders, the plaintiffs, hold their shares of capital stock of the corporation and have never consented to receive water rights, water right certificates or deeds for water rights, the plaintiffs claim ing that the system planned by the ma jority to sever the water from the land is a violation of the charter of the cor poration. This system, the plaintiffs state, was begun in 1888. It is also claimed that the action of the directors has been taken without the consent or sanction of or notice to the sharehold ers. The foregoing is a statement of the case as alleged by the plaintiff, and the following Is the defendant's statement of Its grounds for conten tion: The defendant, the Salt River Val ley Canal company, in substance an swers and claims that it has no cor porate control over the owners of water rights in its canal, lat it is a pri vate corporation 'organized for the purpose of carrying so much of the waters of the Salt river through the channel of its canal to its certain stockholders as has not been appro priated by other canals prior in right That all of its shares of stock and water rights have long since been sold to divers Individuals who are the sole owners of the same and entitled to the control and management not only of the business incidental to the carry ing of "water, but to the control and direction of the corporate policy as sumed toward the other canals of the Salt River valley That is unques tioned law that a majority of the stockholders of any corporation are legally entitled to dictate the election of directors, and the general business attitude to be assumed by the com pany itself, so long as the policy adopted does not impair, misuse or waste the corporate property. That such misuse, waste or impairment has ever been practiced the defendant corporation emphatically denies, and it must be confessed the proof in the case falls to reveal anything to the contrary. The whole matter in contro versy is apparently the outcome of one or two extraordinarily dry seasons, which occurred a year or two ago, when for two or three months there was not sufficient "water in the river to furnish all the canals of the valley with the usual plentiful supply.' Colonel William Herring is the at torney for the plaintiffs and Ains worth and Bennett for the defendants. The testimony was taken before master in chancery, . Hon. Joseph Campbell. It is voluminous and occu pied about two months in taking.-The argument was closed yesterday, and it is likely that it will be two months more before a decision will be ren dered. TRIPLE TRAGEDY. An Ohio Man Kills His Wife and Son Then Suicides. CINCINNATI, Dec. 22 James Pres ton, aged 40, shot his wife, Amanda, aged 37, the latters son, William Bry ant, aged 3.9, and himself in the resi dence at 439 East Sixth street this morning. Preston was a farmer near New Richmond, Ohio. His wife came to this city, taking quarters with her son and making her living at dress making. Preston soon followed and tried to effect a reconciliation. WILL BENEFIT FARMERS. Cramp Discovers Many Valuable Uses for Cornstalks. NEW YORK, Dec. 22. A Times special from Washington says: A se lect company of senators and repre sentatives from the corn growing states of the west were Thursday night the guests of Mr. Cramp, the Phila- delphia shipbuilder, who introduced them to the secret of various discov eries that his chemist has been mak ing for the utilization of the corn crop. Mr. Cramp explained that his chem ist had discovered that cornstalks could he made worth $2 a ton or $5 I an acre by mechanism which would! extract from them alcohol, cellulose, a material for mattings, carpets, papers. smokeless powder and cattle food su perior to any other. These direct ben efits to the farmers of the great corn growing states of the west would be over $225,000,000 per annum on acreage of less than 40,000,000. an FAILED AT ST. PAUL. Three Years' Hard Times Too Much for the Stockyards Bank. ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 22. State Bank Examiner Kenyon today took possession of the Bank of Minnesota and as a result the Union Stockyards bank also failed. The Bank of Minne sota had a capital of $2,000,000 and was considered one or the strongest banks in the west. Assistant Cashier Robert T. Miller gave a brief statement of the reason as follows: "We had a large retail trade," said he, "which has suffered materially from hard times for the past three years, during which time our individual deposits have decreased from a million and a half to $700,000. Then in addition to this the inability to collect large bills receivable or notes and the general depression in money and business all over the coun try. That really is the story in a few words." ALL QUIET AT CHICAGO. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. Comp troller Eckels received a telegram this afternoon stating that everything was quiet in Chicago, Ibut containing no other news. The comptroller said that he did not know yet whether or not there would be any criminal pros--ecutions. COXEY AT THE CAPITAL. He Arrives at Washington to Present His Great Financial Scheme. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. Freighted with his new 'financial scheme and samples of his proposed non-interest bearing bonds, on which a likeness of little Legal Tender Coxey occupies the place usually occupied by lithographs of Lincoln and Grant, General Coxey, of Coxey's army fame, yesterday in vaded the capitol. His appearatce is somewhat changed since the time he tried to march the unemployed up the capitol steps. The loss of his mus tache almost disguised his identity. He wore a butternut colored overcoat and on his cuff buttons was a picture of himself, surrounded by the inscrip tion, "Keep Off the Grass." Coxey said he had talked with Speaker Reed. He wanted to present his financial scheme to some committee, and was steered to that on finance and bank ing. Chairman Walker rather disap pointed Coxey by extending to him the glad hand and wearing his most pleas ant smile. His call there, however, was extremely brief. Chairman Walker received a copy of the Coxey "Non-Interest Bearing Library" which sets forth the details of his financial scheme, and said it would be referred to the committee. The document was stamped in red ink, and turned over to the committee clerk. On me front page of this li brary is a picture of Legal Tender Coxey, in her fathers' arms. She is saying, Papa, 1 wants to shee wheels go wound." On the general's forehead are shown the cogwheels one the non-interest bond bearing bond bill wheel and the other the good roads bill wheel. Below the picture is the inscription, "And so. does everybody who wants good times again." Coxey distributed some of these cop ies before he left the capitol. He went to Philadelphia in the afternoon. THEY WANT AID. Southerners at the Capitol to Ask for Money. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. A big delegation from various cities along the Mississippi river and its tributar ies, all the way from La Crosse to New Orleans, were at the capitol yes terday to urge jetty repairs and build ing and other improvements. It in cludes representations from the cham ber of commerce, the cotton, sugar, maritime, steamboatmen's and produce exchanges of New Orleans, and from the chambers of commerce of St. Louis, Pittsburg and La Crosse. They will be given a hearing by the senate com mittee on commerce today and by the house committee on rivers and har bors tomorrow. Ex-Governor Stan: nard of Missouri is one of the St. Louis delegates. . CONDEMNED ANARCHISTS. BARCELONA, Dec. 22. Forty an archists were today .condemned to twenty years' imprisonment and twenty-eight to ten years. PISTOL UNDER HIS PILLOW. Awoke Tired of Life and Killed Himself. Tragic Death of Frank Phister. a Clerk In the Indian Bureau- Was a Son or Ex-congressman Phister of Kentucky. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. Frank R. Phister, a clerk in the Indian bureau, killed himself early yesterday morn ing at his boarding house, 322 I street northwest. 'His room was on the fourth floor, and when he came In Tuesday night he seemed to have dif ficulty in reaching his apartments. He awoke at an early hour, and it is sup posed he was in a depressed state xof mind. No reason why he should have resolved to kill himself can be ad vanced. He held a good position, nd had friends and acquaintances always willing to give him a helping Hand. The deed was done with a pearl handled revolver, which was usually kept beneath the pillow. The discovery was made about' 8 o'clock yesterday morning, when a colored waiter went to arouse Phister for breakfast. The waiter opened .the door and was startled to see the bed clothing covered with blood. He,ran downstairs and gave the alarm. A ' number of those in the house rushed up to the young man's room. They found Phister dead, and it was evi dent that he had been dead several hours. He was attired in a night robe and was in bed, covered except '.the head. The pillow and hedclothing were saturated with blood from" a wound In his head. The condition in which Phister was found would suggest that when he awoke yesterday morning he drewihe revolver from beneath his pillow, and, placing the muzzle at his right temple, pulled the trigger -with fatal effect. Death must have been instantaneous, as there were no signs of a struggle. Every one in the house was shocked at the news that Phister had commit ted suicide. The room was searched for a note or something that might throw more light on the suicide,. but nothing was found. The ladies having apartments in the house heard a sound like a pistol jshot about 4 o'clock in the morning, but thinking it came from outsidejthe house they paid no attention to it un til they learned of Piaster's act, and then they concluded that it must have been the siliot that ended his life which they heard. Ths condition oi the body would also suggest that the shot had been fired about that timet.? Coroner Hammett made, a careful examination of the room.' . When he saw the revolver that had produced the fatal wound firmly grasped in the hand of the dead man there could be no doubt but that it was a case of sui- , cide. He was also informed of the young man's condition the night be fore, after which he decided that an inquest was unnecessary. He gave permission for the removal of the body to an undertaker and will Issue a certificate of death today to the ef fect that death was the result c-f a sui cidal act Frank R. Phister was the sou of the late Elijah C. Phister, who represented the Tenth district of Kentucky in. the forty-sixth and Forty-sevnth con gresses. ' CARNIVAL ON THE ICE. Great Preparations for the Skating Contests at Montreal. MONTREAL, Dec. 22. The execu tive committee having charge of the international amateur skat;:.g compe tition for the championship of the world in distance skating, and which opens here during the first week., of February, has decided to extend the date up to which entries may be re ceived to January 31 next Elaborate arrangements are being made for the event, and the executive committee is holding tri-weekly meetings. Many of the leading skaters of tiis and other countries have already en tered, and a breaking of records Is looked for. The two principal events will be the international amateur races for distances of 10,000 and 5,000 meters respectively. Copies of the invitation and rules have been prepared in all continental languages and forwarded to the skating clubs and societies of European countries. FATE OF A FIEND. He Assaulted a School Girl and Ven geance Soon Followed. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec 22. A Birmingham, Alabama, special to "The Banner says Joe James, colored, was lynched at Woodstock last night. J3e attempted to assault Fannie Smith, aged 17 years, while she was on her way to school. ; 1 DENIES THE REPORT. Senator Allison Was Not Offered the Secretaryship of State. DUBUQUE, la., Dec. 22 There is no truth in the report that Senate- Al lison has been offered the seeretar ytliip of state. Allison expects to go to Washington after the holiday recess. 7' J vf