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VOL. XI. NO. 113.
Preparation For With
drawal of Troops
But It Is Believed the United Action
of the Other Powers Will Force
a Change In Her Plans England
Pursuing a Policy of Inactivity.
Conger Wants to See Li Hung
Washington, Spt. S. Orders have
lnon cabled to General Chaffee to pre
pare his forces fir withdrawal from
Ptkin. Flirt h r than that, the war de
partment has taken st ps to have ' at
Taku a. sufficient number of United
States transports to remove these
troops to the Philippine? as soon us
they reacfh the port. These orders ars
preparatory and don't necessarily in
dicate that our government has de
cided finally upon an immediate with
drawal from China. It is simply plac
ing itself in a position to carry out the
pledge conveyed in the reply to the
Russian note in this language: "The
risult of thew consideration? is that,
unless there Is such general expression
by the powers in favor of continued oc
cupation as to modify the views ex
pressed by the government of Russia,
and l"ad to a general agreement for
continued occupation, we shall give In
structions to the American forces in
China to withdraw our troops from
Pekin after due conference with ether
commanders as to time and manner of
lTp to the present moment our gov
ernment has not change ! its polit y in
this matter of withdrawing troop?.
It has given the subject much consid
eration (since the original note was
written, but at all times there has been
k pt steadily in mind the propriety of
removing the American tro-ps from
China as .soon as this could be done
consistently. It i? iniimat d that the
prospect for securing these objects
throug'h complete harmonious action
by the powers is brightening every
day. It is felt that this Is a time for
compromise propositions, as between
Itu-fl.in and German de-signs i,n China,
and such propositi ms now form the
substance of nearly all the diplomatic
exchanges which are in daily progress.
The continuance of tiuiet in Pekin
tending to reassure the Chinese offi
cials, is believed to be rapidly ha- -i
ning negotiations for a final settle
ment. TheTe 1? the best reason to be
lieve .that were the Chinese govern
ment once assured of the personal
safety of its numbers, were It relieved
of the fear of the dismemberment of
China and the nmiaoe of a large for
eign force in the capital, the imperial
court, including the emperor and em
press dowagi r, would .lose no time in
returning to Pekin and opening .nego
tiations for a settlement.
Hence the suggestion has been thrown
out that the allied force? in Ptkin be
reduced to a number sufficient to in
sure the immediate safety of the le
gations, while t he remaining fore's
retire beyond the wall if the city, pei
hars to Tie'i Tsin, and. if the progrt ss
of negotiations seems to warrant it,
perhaps be withdrawn altogether from
China soil. There are only two
i bstacl-es to 'he execution of this plan.
One is the difficulty of framing sail
able guarantees for a ( ontinua ruv to
a .satisfactory conclusion of the nego
tiations for a. final settlement. The
other is the uncompromising attitude
of one of the powers. It is now be
lieved that the ditlieulty as to the
guarantc s can be satisfactorily yl
justcil. These obstacles msy be over
come by the threaten' d isolation of the
refractory power, for it is believed that
no one powe'r would care to pursu the
war upon China when the other power
hael deliberately expressed their judg
ment that further hostilities were un
Comment On Germany's Detailed Re
ply to Russia.
Merlin, Sept. X. Numerous cable
grams are arriving seriatim, putting
to Germany compromise propositions in
answer to the Russo-American prop'i
sltion. A e-orresponde'iit of the As
sociated Press learns aut hoj-itat ively
that Germany in replying to the advice
to withdraw her troops from Pekin has
sent Russia detailed reasons why this
seems inopportune and calculated to
prolong instead of shortening the wear.
The situation in China sti'.l continue.?
dull' ult in a diplomatic S'-nse rather
than from a military standpoint. The
question of doubtful credentials in the j
case of Li 1 lung Chang and ot her would
be negotiators continues to play an all
important role. It is underst 1 that
Dr. Mum'nv Schw artzenstein. the G; r
man minister, reporteel from Shanghai
to the foredgn olliee here that he does
not believe Li Hung Chang is properly i
authorized, judging from repeated in-I
formation 'which the minister has re
ceived on the subject. A foreign of
ficial answering questions of the rep
resentative of th" Associated Press
this afternoon said:
"There- are no signs that Russia
mi ans to repudiate her proposition.
Hut it is already clear that the intente j
of the powers will not be affected there
by. Germany gave Russia a formal
answer to her proposition but 1 am un
able to i.tate whether Ihi aiiL-w el-
amounts ti a rejection. I cannot give
an expression on the subject. The
foreign office knows that the most re
eent ami very contradictory news
cabled here from Washington is most
unpleasant to the United States govern
ment. A member of the I'nited States em
bassy here tol l the e u respondent of th3
Associated Press that "all the powers,
with the exception of Germany, are
anxious to make peace with China and
that they will practically recognize Li
Huns: Chang as the Chinese representative."
London. Sept. S. Pending Lord Salis
bury's return r.ext week Great Britain
is apparently pursuing a policy of in
activity which possibly will hereafter
appear to ha been masterly, even
though it perhaps, in reality, is only
another instance of llabby, weak-kneed
irresolution so often attributed to the
cabinet in recent years. P.y the time
Lord Salisbury arrives the situation
will probably have brightened, reports
will have been received from Pekin
ministers and views will have been
communicated to the powers.
Tien Tsin. Aug. ::., via Shanghai.
Sept. i. i nueii maies -wiiiisier on-j
ger is said to insist that EaVl Li Hung,
Chang shall be allowed to proceed 1
Pekin for conference.
St. Petersburg, Sept. S. It is be
lieved in well informed circles that the
alliance of the United States and
France' to Russia's proposal to with
draw the troops of the powers from
Pekin may now be relied upon. Japan's
acceptance is also expected.
.Shanghai, Sept. S. Chin Sin. the j
Manehu president of the ministry "f
finance, it is reported, has suicided.
The Chinese papers publish an edict or
dering the presidents and secretaries of
ministerial departments to proe-ted to
Tai Yuan Fu to assist the emperor in
dispatching the affairs of state.
Washington, Sept. X. A dispatch
from Ceimmissioner Roekhill, dated at
Shanghai says missionaries arriv
ing from the west and northwest report
quiet every where along the route.
London. Sept. S. The Rritish admir
alty announces that the members of the
Rritish naval brigade who participa toil
in the relief of Peki.i have re joined their
Amoy, Sept. 8. All the foreign ma
rines landed here and at Kulang Fu
have leen w iehdrawan. Everything is
Record of Games Won and Lost
At Chicago Detroit, (i; Chicago, n.
At Philadelphia Chicago, u; Phila
delphia, 2.
A; Kansas City Kansas City, 0;
Cleveland, T.
At Bri.klvn First game. Pittsburg,
lij; Brooklyn, 7. Second game1, Brook- J
lyn. 6: Pittsburg. 5.
At New York St. Louis, 0; New
York. 5.
At Roston Cincinnati, '2: Boston. 1.
At Milwaukee Milwaukie, 10: Buf
falo. 3.
At Minneapolis Indianapolis, 0;
Minneapolis. 1.
Semi-Centennial Celebration Event At
San Francisco.
San Francisco. Sept. N. The state of
California will he fifty years olel to
morrow. The thousands of inhabitants
and guests of San Francisco w ill know
it when sunrise comes, even though thj
elaborate decorations seen in the city
today may not have already forcibly
impressed the fact of the approaching
birthday upon their minds. As the
sun 1 ises bells will ring and whistles
will screech, while the guns of the na
val vessels in the harbor will play an
i.bligaio. The celebration may be said
to have eo'.inieiiced today with the
launching of the monitor Wyoming
from the shipyards of the I'nion Iron
win Us. but the main events have been
reserved for next week.
Throughout the city business houses
and private residences are gorgeously
dressed for the celebration. The nation
al colors are used almost entirely, as
the city has no distinctive color of its
own. Eieetricity will be an important
factor in the decoration, and Market
street has been converted into an elec
tric court of honor by the use of thou
sands of 'many colored incandescent
A magnificent pyrotoehnica! exhibi
tion has been arranged for this evening.
Tomorrow there will be rowing anil
sailing laces on the bay and band con
certs in all the parks. A carnival par
ade wiil be the feature oi" Monday's
programme and during the remainder
of the week there will be parades, balls,
banquets, bicycle run s and numerous
other events.
Many New Members Received and
Much Sport In Prospect.
An enthusiastic meeting of the Phoe
nix Gun club was held last evening at
Pinney & Robinson's store, where the
lull's new Magautrap had been on ex
hibition all day. Over twenty new mem
bers were elected to membership in the
club, the ntire me'mborship at present
bring as felloes: J. M. Aitkin. E. E.
McYeagh. W. L. Pinney. H. J. Jessop.
L. R. Kruger. C. M. Frazier. J. J.
Jilinkiorn, J. F. Meador, Hi. Hooker,
J. P.ush, C. 11. Price. C. C. Randolph.
1). E. .Morrill. R. M. Gregory. Dr. A. F.
Winoman, James W. Graham', F. 1.
Lane. J. E. Walker. P. A. Tharaldson,
It. A. Perry. W. A. Farish, P. M. Me
Cowan, C. H. t'tting, William P. Rich
ardson, Dr. Wylie. A. E. Remson,
Dr. II. W. Craig. James Park. A. R.
McCamley. George Cariile, J. H. Car
lisle. J. M. Altken was elected president,
W. L. Pinney s-cretary and treasurer,
and Dr. Wylie, S. M. MeCowan and C.
R. Price as directors.
Several practice shoots will be held
each week from now until the Jerome
tournament next month both at live
birds and targets, and the best shots
will be selected to represent the club
at Jotome. Moie interest is being tak-n
in trap shooting than ever before, and
if present in dictations are any criteiion
to judge from, the Phoenix Gun club
w ill have 100 members before the holi
elays. The initiation fee is $1. There
are no dues, and Irsons wishing to
join should hand their na'xes to the
secretary or some either member of
the club.
There will be a shoot at the club's
grounds at the park this afternoon at
2 o'clock, to which all sportsmen are
invited. There will be plenty of birds
so that everyone who wishes to try
the new trap and clay pigeons tan do
Operators Will Do Nothing to Avert
the Miner's Strike.
Indianapolis, Sept. S. The national
board of united mine workers is in si e
ret session today. The operators have
manifested no disposition to meet the
demands of the miners and a strike
will probably be ordered late tonight or
Sunday morning.
Hazelton. Sept. S Father Malloy held
a four-hour conference with Superin
tendent Richards of the Lehigh and
Wilkesbarre Coal company this morn
ing urging a conference with the
united mine workers. Richards refused.
The officials of this company frequcn-.ly
confeired with union committees dur
ing the strike three years ago and the
present refusal indicates a determina
tion to oppose the union to the bitter
Detroit. Mich., Sept. S. After a six
days' cooferetue over the wage scale
the conference committee of the' amal
gamated iron and steel workers and
representatives of the great iron and
steel manufacturers adjourned this af
leriioon without an agreement being
strike postponed.
Indianapolis, lml.. Sept. S. The mine
winkers have postponed their order to
stfik pending negotiati n?. Tin- men
were ordered to continue at work.
Chicago, Sept. S. Open hostilities be
tween the' contractors and union labor
were resumed today when at noon
about :!.i10 union carpenters iiiit wot K
They demanded a half holiday on Sat
The Monitor Wyoming a Formidable
Fighting Machine.
San Francisco, Sept. S. Thousands of
spectatois saw the launching of the
monitor Wyoming this morning. Long
before the hour appointed for the
launching the visitors crowded the
yards of the Union Iron works, the ad
joining house-tops and the hills. The
launching party, which included prom
inent visitors from Wyoming and this
state, was given a place upon a large
Ida t form built about the prow of the
vessel. The cei eiiion i'-s attending the
christening were brief but interesting.
Governor Richards si ml other state of
ficials and prominent citizens of
Wyoming delivered brief addresses ap
propriate to the occasion and the cus
tomary bottle of wine was broken
across the bow by Miss Franc s War
ren, daughter "f Senator F. E. Warren
of Wyoming.
The new vessel when completed will
be one of the most formidable fighting
engines of its type. It will be a sing:e
turi'eted monitor of U.-H'O horse-power
and a displacement of :',.:' tons. Its
main battery will consist of two 1:1
Inch breech-loading rilles and four 4
ineh rapid-fire guns, and it will have
an additional battery of three six
pounders, five one-pounders and two
DeMund Team Will Try Conclusions
With Crimson Rims.
This aft, in l at I h ,-nix park the
D. Muiid niu. will play a game with
the Tt mpe team. Tempo dem uistra ied
she lould play g il ball by the man
ner in which idle defeated the True
Blues, and today's game should be
clos..-. Collins will pitch a part of the
game for the locals and Hart well a
part. Mark Long w ill play back of the
Following is the line-up.
Crims n Rims. Position. DeMunds.
Hi ynel.-Js c Long
Carroll ,, Collins
Strliek lb Hart well
Farish L'b Rrawley
Carr :;b Wormell
Sigala :. ss Voorhes
Schureman rf 1! ttler
Clowe of Cisney
Priest IT Cisney
Umpire W. A. W'a'.'tj.
A Strong Repiifilican
A Maricopa Convention Distinguished I
ay me Dmooui tuu .easy manner
With Which Business Was Dis
posed of.
Tin re was some style about the i- -pe'blican
county convention yesterday.
There is always style about republican
conventions, county, state and national,
even distinguishing t!m from demo
cratic gatherings of the same kind.
Republicans as people, who bathe of
ten, have as much dirty linen to wash
as other f- Iks, but they seldom wash it
in public, lie publicans are. perhaps,
as prone to quarrel as democrats, but
they quart 1 never from the house!
tops or near open windows or in a tone
loud enough to startle and interest
th. ir neighbors. I; may be staled that
the convention of yesterday had no
quarrel to decide. There were some
differ, net s of opinion about the fitness
of certain men for olliee, not for nomi
nation, but as has be n advisedly said,
for olliee. These differences, however,
were disposed of by the majority and
finally settled.
There were no forced r exuberant
sp ei h.s in the convention. While the
credentials committee was unexpected
ly long in constructing a report, th"re
was an interlude of oratory. The
meeting was addressed by Col. Jerry
Mil lay in a stirring speech. Ced. S. M.
MeCowan responding to an uproarious
di mnnd delighted the audience for fif
teen minutes. The surprise of the day
was inflicted by William P. Crump, a
y- ung member of the colored McKinley
am! Roosevelt club. Mr. Crump was
in good voice and good word. Ills ad
drers was a magnili-cnt effort, par
ticularly the peroration in eulogy of
Pr si lent McKinley. It was thought
by many that it was a "committee"
spreeh, something he had s.vved from
the campaign . f four years ago. But
lat' r in the day a situation was sprung
on Mr. Crump and he rose to it in an
address which ewen surpassed hU or
iginal address. Mr. Crump ther. by
satisfied the audience that he was not
only a gr id impromptu talk-r. hut
much "quicker tender th line" than the
average i. legate, either republican or
This time the stage was decorated.
The floor was obscurer! by evergr . r.s.
pepper boughs and palms. Above them
insp the portraits f Lincoln. MoT" toy
a.,d Roes., vi It, and in the background
two Ameri'-an flags were gracefully
draped. Speaking of these decorations
In the course of the convention and
having in mind the absenee of the na
tional col "i-s at the late democratic
convention. Chaplain Sc it sail re
publicans never forget to put up the
A met lean flag and never pull It dow n.
Tin? credentials committee r-qiortel
shortly before neon, after an unac
co'.tntable drlny seeing there were no
c nt-.-is on hand, as f How .-:
East Phoenix Pricinet No. 1 I. M.
Chri.-ty. B. M. Gregory. .1. C. Adams,
proxy; W. P. .Mealy. .1. P. Mc Williams,
George W. Brown. George Kirkla.nl.
Al Galpin. Charles Wariman. Elmer
Warren. H. M. Crelghton. W. C. Fost r.
William Duflield. C. J. Dyer. W. c!
Crump. H. II. Harvey, A. C. Hester, A.
E. Hinton.
Ens-t Phoenix Precinct No. 2 Joseph
B. Cnamer. Chniuicy F. Ainsw. rth
G. H. N. Luhrs. H. W. Ryder. C. Lau
ver. proxy: J. W. Frakes. William
Matthews. ,T. M. Aitken. Ed Elsele,
Carl Frakes. J. W. Frakes. nr- xy: C.
Alvarado. c. Lan v. r J. H. Kiblvy, S.
W. Parker. George Caldwell, Frank
Smith, proxy; Allen Smith. II. M. Hud
son, proxy.
Wist Phoenix pr. duct No. 1 W. T.
O'Houlihan. S. M. Callom. Lloyd
Christy, c. w. C. rouse. G. p. Gray,
George Mintz. J. W. Walker. C. lV.
Davidson. J. V. Wilker. proxy: H.
Kiddle. Victor N rris. C. IT. Akrr-.
proxy: T. J. Prescn' t, Waller Talbot.'
Frank II. Parker. II. A. Diehl. P.. T.
Gillett. T. D. Menu. tt. c. H. Mo .re.
George Mlntz. proxy: L. . Larimer. II.
V. Craig, proxy: F. O. Richmond. A.
F. Messenger. R. Ailyn Lewis. II. I.
Latham. J. D. Mmitlinn.
West Phoenix IH: clnet No. 2 E. M.
Skinner. 'Cd Olcscn, W. J. Anderson. E.
W. Pnttr. proxy; L. M. Austraw. H.
R. Tritl". proxy: Clarence French, M.
Mathews. John iV ydan. Juli i Marron,
John Perrin. .1. T. Rcumon. F. V.'. Hill,
proxy: J. B. D ugherty, V. A. Watts,
B. S. Jones, 1 j. E. Avery. J. V. Walker,
proxy: J. L. Burrows, c. S. Blaine, .1.
A. Mar-hail, William Doheney, X. D
Val. ntlne.
Tempo A. J. Peters. Thompson
Walker. W. R. Lewis. Jack H;:rris. J
T. Priest, G. A. Soroggs. Fletcher
Sehurcman. T. J. Parry. W. P. Rich
ardson. J. B. Mullen. Watson Piekrell.
Howard Woods, Antonio Celaya, G. G.
Gonzalez. W. J. Mirchett.
M-sa W. K. C u. A. r. McQueen.
W. A. Kimball. Hrt Wingar. .1. Pet-r-son.
J. Montgomery. Ed Bloomer. Jos
eph Robertson. Vealter Wilbur. Don
1. -Baron. Arthur Brizzee, W. Barbour,
W. H. Code, proxy.
L- hi H. C. Simkins. B. Noble.
Highland C. W. Davison. M. M.
Steward, by C. W. Davison, proxy
Alma J. F. 'Bradbury, C. A. Cart
wright. Orme W. H. Prown.
Cartwrieht C. C. Green. C. F. Hoot.
Albamhra W. A. Goodlandcr, J. S
Gowett, G. SI. Carr.
Glendale-W. A. Thayir. W. A.
Squire.-. H. J. Van Fl'H't, V. R. Mes
senger. Peoria R. A. Tnckey. V. H. Bart-Iitt-
,T hnstone William M. Giier.
Buckeye L. W. Hill, H. E. Kell, J.
Sr. Day.
Cold water
Arlington W. H. Taylor, S. E
Gila Bend C. II. Willard, Luther
Agua Calient. Otto Thorman
Cave Creek W. II. Lorkwood, Marcel
Dugas, W. R. Lockwood, proxy.
McDowell II. C. Blackford, II. R
Wi -kenburg J. J. Baehtlger, Georg
E. Sanders, proxy; G. E. Panders.
Riverside J. 15. Hoover, H. G. Van
Fosse n.
Meridian Carlo Higuera, Pedro li
Salnzar. Guy R. McCord.
Morris town P. A. Phillips, II. N
Cox. by P. A. Phillips, proxy.
Isaac J. D. Crabb.
Osborn T. W. Chamberlain, S M.
Mc-Cowan, J. C. Phillips.
Madison F. W. Down.
Murphy W. E. Collins.
Jordan W. W. Pohson.
Fowler F. P. Fowler.
Broadway T. L. Short.
Verde James Keating.
Kyrem C. G. Jones.
Frog Tanks A. D. McGinnis.
New River W. '. Cook.
Phoenix Mine C. M. Etter.
Wi!.'.a Crossing Fred Tail.
Creightnn M. H. McCord.
Seottsdale Winfield Scott, H. L.
The convention was called to order at
10 o'clock by Chairman A. K. Hint n
of the county central committee. After
a movement of thanss to Attorney C.
M. Frazicr for the stage decorations
and observations by Chaplain Scott
upon the difference between democrat
ic and republican appreciation of tlie
Am. rican flag. J. A. Marshall was
elected temporary chairman and Ge rgo
Kiikland temporary secretary. The fol
lowing committee en credentials was
appointid: W. C. Foster, Thomas J.
Prescot:, J. S. Gowett and Elmer War
ren. A recess of thirty minutes was taken
in which iti was cxpooted that tin
committee would make its report. Af
ter the lapse of three-quart' rs of an
houi the crmmittee not having re
turned, the c'nvenlion was called to
order and lis:t- ned to speeches by Col.
Jerry Millay. Col. S. M. MeCowan and
William P. Crump.
In addition the committee recommended-
that representation be given
Gol.lfiel.f and Verde precincts, not In
cluded in the call; k provided for an
increase cf representation! in certain
precincts and directed the attentlo.i of
th-- convention to the case of Charles
P terson, an elected delegate t ) this
convention, who had also been a mem
ber of the late democratic convention.
Mr. Peter.-"in was eliminated and the
report with its reeommenda.tlons was
Ci. rtnin proxies not residing witlvn
the pivcine:.-. of th ir prim "pals were
also admitted. The temporary-organization
was made permanenl anl after
the app. intnienl of , the following com
mi'.tres. the convention a.ljourned un
til o'clock.
Ordrr of bits in. .? F. II. Parker. V.
H. Wilbur. Hugh M. Cti ighton, W. A.
Watts. II. G. Van Fa.-s. n.
Platform J. II. Kibbey. W. II.
Cde. V. E. M-ssing r, R. Allvn Lewis,
Al Galpin.
To chri''Fj delega'tes' to the territorial
contention 1. M. Christy. H. It. Tritle.
J. D. Crabb. A. C. McQueen, A. J.
IVters. G. H. Carr. J. A. Day, J. T.
Pil.-st. Thompsein Walk .r.
The committee rep r:ed upon as
sembling. The platform commit tecs'
report was read by General R. Allyn
Lewis. Tt recounted the proud per
formance of the national administra
tion at home a '.v.! its glorious achieve
ments on land and sea. The terri
torial administration was unequivo
cally endorsed for its wise and eco
nomic handling of affairs. The Phila
delphia platform was described a
having m t the views of the republi
cans of Maricopa county. The repeal
of the present poll tax law was de
manded. The construction and control
of the Nicaragua canal by the I'nited
States was. demanded. Then the reso
lutions entered upon an laiborate dis
cussion of the question of imperialism,
which was described as Impossible tin
der the safeguards afforded by the
constitution. The title of .the t'nited
Slates to Jill its in-ular popsevsions,
the r. port said, had been recognized by
all the civilized world except the dem
ocratic party of the I'nited Sta.tes.
The course of that party under the di
r ction of Mr. Bryan was described as
unpatriotic and un-American.
The committee appointed to sele'-t
delegates to the territorial convention
r. ported the following names: Jerry
Millay. S. M. MeCowan, Charles 1 1.
Akers, George- E. Sanders, Frank H.
Parker, o. H. OhritMy, A. C. McQueen.
J. D. Monihon. M. II. MeCord. H. M.
Creighton. W. II. Stlllwell. W. H. Cal
derwood. Sam Brown. J. P. McWil
llaros. J. T. Prleft, J. H. Kiobey. Wil
liam A. Kimball. W. C. Foster. A. E.
Hinton. H. C. Mann, Thomas W. Pem
birton. S. M. Oullnm. W. V. C ok. T.
I). B nnett, C. W. Crouse, A. J. Peter.
F. K. Nash. C. F. Ains-worth, J. A.
Marshall, F. Van Fossen. C. T. Hirst.
W. B. Johnson. J. C. Adams, William
DufTield. II. R. Tritle.
The submission of the report was
productive of an unexpected contest.
William Crump ef the colored McKin
ley and Roosrvi It club of the First
ward arose and described the relation
between the colore! man and the re
publican party sine-e the war of the
rebellion. He tben spoke of hv per
formance? of the colored man in Ari
zona and in Maricopa county and in
Phoenix. His argument was logical
and his diction was excellent. He as
sumed that the nominating commit
tee had forgijtten something: that at
least two colored men shoulel have
been put upon the territorial delega
tion, Robert Hudson, who belongs to an
other colored organization, spoke in
elefense of the report, but in con
demnation 'f the committee. He said
that the nominating committee was
made up eif mm who hael disrupted the
party before. Let them elo it again.
Col. Me-Cownn, sieakmg to Mr.
Crump, said that hp recognizee! the jus
tice ef his complaint. H? realized the
service ef the (Adored voters and would
beg to ri linquish his place apon the
territorial delega'.i n in favor of Mr.
Crump. Aetcrney C. M. Frazier. re
counting the services of the colored
pt ople of Phoenix, moved that Mr. Mc
C iwan's suggestion be acted upon.
Harry R. Tritle addressed the conven
tion, offering what the colaved people
throughout the nation have been com
plaining about a promise to do some
thing for them some time if they were
patient. This manner of expression
arouseel the he of Mr. Hudson, who
was finally sat upon and Mr. Frazier
again spoke in favor of the colored
voters who were older republican
voters in Maricopa county than Mr.
Tritle. Mr. Crump, who was as smooth
a man as appeared in the convention,
finally said, entirely disregarding Mr.
Tritle'? observations, that he did not
want anything thrown at him like a
bone to a dog. He would not accept
Col. Me'Cowan's place and withdrawing
his objection, moved that the report of
the committee of nine be adoptee!.
The nominations, running far into
the night and productive of at least
two great surprises, were begun.
W. A. Watts was nominated for the
council by General R. Allyn Lewis.
Chaplain Winfield Scott put Jerry
Millay in nomination, and J. C. Adams
nameU Thomas Armstrong, Jr. The
first ballot result d: Watts. 29: Millay.
71: Armstrong. f2. On the second bal
lot Millay was nominatetl by a vote of
SI against 75 f ir Armstrong.
In making up the ti'iet for the as
sembly, Mr. Armstrong was again nom
inated. It should be said in justice to
him that all these convention proceed
ings had occurred without his knowl
edge and consent. It was mow. d that
his nomination for assemblyman be
made by acclamation. A similar ac
tion wa-s taken in the case of Sam
Brown of Tempe. For the other two
places on the legislative ticket. B. A.
Fowler, L. W. Collins. L. W. Hill.
Henry Sl05ser. B. S. Jones and A. P.
Shewman were placed in nomination.
Messrs. Fowler and Shewman having
received a majority of the votes in the
convention were declared the nominees.
The great fight of the day next oc
curred, the contest for sheriff. On the
first ballot the contestants received:
Sheridan, 64: Crouse, 34; Stoner, 31:
Sturgeon, 27. On the second ball t
Sheridan itfeeivid 69 votes: Crouse, 3S:
Sturgeon. 25: Stoner. 26. On the third
and final ballot, Sheridan received the
nomination as follows: Shi ridan, 89;
Crouse. Til: Sturgeon, 2: Stoner, 10. It
should be etated in the Interest of strict
I accuracy that Jack Burrow; won some
cigars on this ballot.
M. W. Messinger was nominated for
re-election to the office of treasurer by
Thr-r.? was a discussion regarding the
representation of the piedincts in the
central committee.
The greatest surprise of the conven
tion occurred about half past eight
last night when George A. Mauk In at
L. W. C- ggins for recorder by a vote
of S3 to 72.
Charles Barnett was nominated for
assessor by acclamation.
Anothi r great cataclysm was intro
duced the defeat of T. E. Flannigan
fer the nomination for 'Mstrict attor
ney, by A. J. Edwards, by a vote of
107 to 52.
The nomination of A. Morferd for
probate judge was given Lhe extra
honor and distinction of a standing
vote. Mr. Ned Creighton stood up
three times.
.1. C. Watson was' nominated for
superintendent of public Instruction,
and W. A. Hancock for county sur
veyor. Col. C. W. Johnstone and Captain
j G. D. Gray were nominated for jus-
ticey. of the pea--e f ir this precinct:
the constable s were D. P. Kyle and
I Fred uladrid. H. A. Kendall was nom
! Inated for justice of Glen-dale, and
Luther Kalt- nhaeh f ir Gila P. -nd.
The central committee is 'not com
plete. The members so far chosen are:
East Phoenix No. 1 A. E. Hinion, H.
j M. Cr ighton, W. C. Foster. P. 51c-
Wiliianis. J. C. Adapt., H. II. Harvey.
East Ph. nix pree-inct No. 2 J. H.
Kibbey, J. W. Frakes. J. M. Altken,
Frank Shirley, R. M. Hudson. G. Al
varado. West Phoenix pre'cinct No. 1 C. M.
Frazier, J. W. Walker, Lloyd CUrisly,
H. 1. Latham, I'.. T. Gill-'tt, George
West I'I'oenix precinct No. 2 V. A.
Wa.:ts, ,T L. Burrows. William Do
heney, B. S. Jones, C. S. Blaine, H. R.
Tri le
Tempi J. B. Mullen, Z. A. Harris.
J. E. Price, J. H. Woods, A. A. Celaya,
W. Tiekrell.
L.bi H. Simpkins.
Alma J. F. Bradbury.
Cart wright C. C Green, ... M. Car!-
! wright.
Alhambra J. S. Gowett, O. H. Carr.
Glendale W. A. Thayers, V. E. Mes
singer. Peoria George; Waters, W. S Mc-
Johnstone J. A. Weider, William
Gri r.
Buckeye J. S. Day, H. E. Kell, W.
W. Jones.
The membership of other n-ecincts
wiil be reo rted to L'he coirmittce later.
Body of the Boer Commander 1$
London, Sept. 8. Lord Roberts re
ports that Hamilton ha., turned
Iiotha's right liank and Buller is ad
vancing. The Boers are split up and
retiring north and east, sending guns
and stores to Krugerspprt. It is be
lieved the body eif Theron. the celebrat
ed Boer skirmisher, has been found
among the eleael.
It was Theron who commanded the
Boer patrol that derailed and burned
the train carrying t'he American con
sul and flying the stars and stripes.
Comment On Party Sway
In the Island
Much N Discussion Over Continued
Length of American Occupation.
Opinions of Leaders and Outline
of Party Ideals Factional Ele
ments of the Conservatives or
Havana, Sept. S. Since General
Wood's departure on his journey
around the island several events have
happeneel in Havana which have cre
ated great interest. The first was the
long announceel meeting of the union
democratic, or conservative party. At
this meeting some interesting speeches
were made, the most commented upon
being that of Dr. Eusebio Hernandez.
This speech consisted mainly of fault
finding with the Americans for calling
the constitutional convention now, and
for mistakes made by the administra
tion in dealing with Cuba. Dr. Hern
andez said sotne bitter things about the
Americans, many of which, it is un
derstood, the party intends to take
back. To those who had not watehed
carefully the progress of this party this
storm of criticism was a surprise. The
party was always known as conserva
tive, which term had come more or less
to mean pro-American. It is true that
the party is pro-American, but by that
must be understood not any leive for
America and Americans but appreci
ation of the advantages to be obtained
for Cuba by close relations with the
I'nited States.
A large element of this conservative
party is pro-Spanish in ideas and sym
pathies, but the party being a minority,
without the presence of Americans it
would be impossible for its members to
make themselves felt by mere argu
ments. The noisier element would cer
tainly rob them of all influence. Hence
one of the reasons of their desire for
the stay for some time in Cuba of ttn?
Americans until passions be calmed
down and the right of the quieter ele
ment to have some say in public mat
ters is more recognized.
Aneither speech of Interest was that -f
Senor Govin, who argued against the?
tendency shown through the provinces
for a feeleral feirm of government for
Cuba. The speaker argue-d that when a
feeleral form of government existed, it
existed on account of the previous ex
istence of several independent units
edose together, which had combined for
their mutual benefit. Instances of this
being the I'nited States, Germany and
Australia, Senor Govin inf-rred from
the South American republics no good
lessons could be learned.
To establish a federal form of gov
ernment in Cuba would mean that th-?
island, hitherto a I'omplete govern
mental unity, would have to be first
split up into six different governments
and these united to form- one whole.
This would be unnecessary and unprof
itable. Cuba, he said, was not rich
enough to bear the expenses of six gov
ernments besides a central one. Again,
could Santiago be delivered to the black
race which it would have to be if Cub
were te be a federation of states? And
what guarantee would Cuba have
against the strong local sentiment
know n as "regionalismo" becoming un
der a federal form of government so ex
treme as to prompt mere districts t"
demand their recognition as states?
This regionalismo is a strong locI riv
alry between towns and elistriots and
is very marked in Cuba. It exists be
tween towns in the same province and
is largely independent of the provinces
Senor Montoro received a most over
whelming reception. For ten Tvinutes
the people stood and cheered before al
lowing him to spe-ak. Senor Giberga
spoke in favor of preserving the unity
of Cuba for the Latin race, adding that
it would satisfy the Cubans in nothing
to see Cuba rich and prosperous, but
the wealth in the hands of the foreign
ers and the language not that of Cer
vantes. This speaker aise attack.-d the
eliM-tion law.
The comments of the local press in
the main were more favorable than was
expee ted. Perhaps the Diarlo de Mar
ina made the most apt remark. After
pointing out that the general tone of
the speeches was one against the stay
of intervention the paper said that
those who admitted that intervention
was their mainstay and that far more
good than evil 'was the result of it
should not lay stress on the mistakes
made by that intervention but make the
best or it.
The national party paper. El Cubann.
is making capital out of Senor Govin's
slighting referenee to the negroe-s. and
Juan Gualberto Gi'mez, the leading
colored politician of Cuba, was a Ions
way from being pleased.
The May Flint Sinks in San Francisco
San Francisco, Sept. S. The Ameri-
can ship May Flint. Captain Woxisid..
collided with the bark Vidette tonight
in the bay teitf the Military din-k and
sank. After the collision she drifted?
down into Off bows of the battleship
Iowa, anchored off the Mail dock. After
bumping the Iowa she split open and
filled and sank. As far as known r.o
lives were lost. The cause of the. col
lision is unknow n.

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