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wamamaammaaaamam - - - "rnrifinnqruur MONEY TO LOAN If you want to build and need some money, come and see me; my rates are the lowest. E. E. Pascoe, 110 Jforth Center street. FOR RENT FURNISHED: 5e room brick, two screen rooms, fine shade, lawn, hot and cold water, gas, electric lights, bath; close In. E. K. Pascoe, 110 Jsorth Center Street. r THE ABIZONA BEPUBMCAW NINETEENTH TEAR. 10 PAUES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 20 1908 10 PAGES VOL. XIX, NO 55 STORY OF CONSPIRACY - . ' - - - - IN MAE A Newspaperman's Statement Regarding the Plot In Which Anion? His Alleged Accomplices Were Robert J.Wynne Former Postmaster-General ami William Loeb Jr Secretary to the President. New York, May 19. High govern ment officials at Washington are al leged to have conspired to obtain possession of the love letters said to have been written by Senator Piatt to M'ss Wood in a signed statement introduced as evidence during today's hearing of the suit for divorce against the senator. The statement, which was Intro duced after the court had denied a motion by counsel for Piatt to dis miss the complaint, bears what pur ported to be the signature of J. Martin Miller, and Miss Wood said that while she did not see the signature affixed, she was assured by Miller that it was genuine. The statement was prepared by Miller at her request, she testified It declares that Miller was asked by high government officials in Wash ington and New York to get posses sion of I'latt's love letters," and that the papers when obtained were not to be given to Piatt, but were to be turn over to -Mr. Loeb in Washington," and that when the plan to get pos session of the original papers failed, a scandal was begun in the newspaper to force Miss Wood to come to terms. "Wynne, the first assistant post master general, started the ball rolling by getting a New York newspaper to print the article as it first appear ed." says the statement, which con cludes: "I was gotten into the con spiracy by powerful officials whom I dared not displease from a newspaper or political standpoint. I was consult ed by Piatt's secretary frequently and acted at a!! times under the direction of Loeb and Piatt." Former Postmaster General Robert J. Wynne is at present American con sul general to London. J. Martin Mil ler, a former newspaper man, recently was American consul at Rheims, France. "Did Miller ever say anything to you about the letters?" asked the examin ing attorney of Miss Wood. "Yes," she replied. "He said that if he got the letters Piatt would never get them." "What was he going to do with them?" "Hold them over Piatt's head, 1 be lieve," she replied. .The statement purporting to have bex-n signed by Miller, bears the date of October 15, 1903. It reads: "I was "GOSART" ON A TANK IS A GUARANTEE We are always busy because we do It right. GOSART PLUMBING COMPANY 18 to 80 North Second Ave. Phoenix, Arizona. Phone Main 285. . Rea. Main UO. Dairymen Attention! It is out of the ordinary for a creamery to solicit your trade at this sea son of the year. But the fact la we have a demand for more goods, and we are going to meet it. We will pay you the highest market price, and your money Is always ready. Ci'ae In and see us. The Maricopa Creamery Co., FM. MOGNETT, Pres. . !ce Cream Freezers ... n you get a freezer, it pays to get a good one. Come In and let us show you the best. D. H. BURTIS, PLUMBING AND TINNING. 15 East Washington St Phoenix, Arizona. Secure Positive Protection for Your Valuables On of the most Important acts of prudence la to place your yalo ables beyond the reach of fire and tie ft. This protection can be obtained by renting a Bafe Deposit Box tn our Fire and Burglar-Proof Vaults. We hare the omlj fully equipped Safety Deposit Vaults la this city. Special rooms for customers. PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PHOENIX, ARIZONA The Prescott National Bank, Pre3C0tt, Ariz. Has earned a place en the "Roll of Honr" tn the Nation al System, being numbered seven hum red and twenty. . Capital paid In - . . - . . . $100,000 Surplus and Undivided Profits - j . , 120,000 We Pay Highest Cash Prices For Old Gold and Silver and Precious Stones SPECIAL REDUCED PRICES ON WATCH AND JfitfELRY REPAIRING. ' ALL WORK G UARANTEED. NFPTRnMAM Manufacturing Jeweler 1 iVLlJsllVli&ll Removed to 3.' w. Washington Street WOOD'S CASE He Participated asked by high government officials In Washington and New York to get pos session of Piatt's love letters to Mae C. Wood. In order to do this, I had pre tended that I would get out a book for which she gave me the manuscript on Oct. 8. It was agreed to bv all parties interested that I was to get her to New York and get the papers out of her room. "Loeb called un Piatt In New York and told him that Miss Wood was su ing for breach of promise. Then Piatt said he would be a party to the scheme. I failed to get possession of any original documents or letters. We then began the scandal in the news paper to force her to come to terms. . "I established my headquarters In the Tribune building, disseminating cnih Infnpmfitlnn !) u T fiulri V&t tmm !the office of the first assistant post ' master general. Piatt was fully in formed of all matters. I was instruc ted to co-operate with him but the original papers were not to be given to Piatt, bv.t to Loeb at Washington." In her testimony given earlier in the day. Miss Woodjnder cross-examination was led to tell of the circum stances under which she signed the release of Piatt from any claims she may have had against him. She testi fied that she received from A. Hum mell the sum of 17,500 upon signing the statement, but denied that she was aware of all Its contents. MR. LOEB'S DENIAL Washington, May 19. Secretary Loeb tonight said that he knows noth ing about the allegations contained In the statement signed by J. Martin Mil ler, and that the statements fade there in, insofar as they are concern him, are wholly untrue. "I never called on Piatt" he said, "and knew nothing whatever about the matter." WYNNE HAS NOTHING TO SAY. London, May 19. I have absolutely nothing to say about this subject," was the emphatic reply of Robt. J. Wynne, American consul general at London, when questioned tonight re garding the statement made by Miss Wood. E. KAYS, Mgr. THE GERM OF PARESIS. An Ohio Doctor Hat Found it and Can Conquer it. . Masslllon, Ohio, May 19. In the la boratory of the Masslllon state hos pital, Dr. D. O'Brien today reiterated the statement made before the Amer ican Medlco-Psychologlcal Association In convention at Cincinnati that he had discovered the germ of pareBis, and that sufficient tests had been made to show that the disease is curable and that he has specific cases to point to as definite results. OLD DOMINION LOSES. The Last Step in the Suit Against Lewisohn. Washington, May 19. The case of the Old Dominion Copper and Smelt ing company operating in Ariona vs. Frederick Lewisohn, executor of the estate of the Leonard Lewisohn of New York in which the company sought to procure the return of 30,000 shares of its stock, the possession of which W was claimed had been ob tained by Leonard Lewisohn and oth ers by conspiracy, was decided by the United states supreme court today in favor of Lewishon. The circuit court of southern New York held that there was no evidence of fraud and rendered a decision against the company which was afflr ed by the court of appeals for the second circuit The supreme court took the same view holding that the company was equally guilty. If there was guilt, in having full knowledge. o INTEREST RAN HIGH FOLLOWED BY A BREAK Previous to it a New High Level of Prices Was Established. New York, May 19. Another day's transactions of more than a million shares marked the continued specu lative interest in the stock market to day. The early promise was not main tained either in the degree of activity or In the advance of prices, the final Issue being a disorderly break at the close. The outburst established the level of prices higher than any heretofore J touched on this movement since a considerable time before the October panic last year. Bonds were Irregu lar. ... STOCKS. Amalgamated copper, 67, Smelting, 78 fc; Atchison, 82; St. Paul, 137; New York Central, 105; Pennsylvania, 1214; Reading. 115; Southern Pa cific, 87: Union Pacific, 14SV4; Steel 38; Steel Pfd., 102 hi. , ' METALS New York, May 19. The London market was higher with spot 137 5s, futures, 135 10s. The local market was steady with quotations from $30.25 to $30.75. Copper was higher at . 50 for spot 59 15s for futures in the London market. Locally the market was firm and a shade higher, lake $12.85, 13: Electrolytic, $12.62, 112.87; casting. $12.37. $12.62. Lead was higher at 13 5s in London but the local market was quiet and unchanged at $4.22. $4.27. Spelter was unchanged at 20 5s in London and at $4,556 $4.65 in the local market. Iron was higher at 50s 6d for Cleve land warrants In London. Locally no change was reported. Sliver, 52. Mexicans, 47. CATTLE AND SHEEP. Chicago, May 19. Cattle receipts. 20.000, steady. Beeves, $4.75?i $7.25; TexanB. $4.65 $5.60; Westerns $4.50 $6.00; Stockers feeders, $3.50$5.50; cows heifers $2.40-8 $G. 40; calves $4.75 6 $7.20. GRAIN. Chicago, May 19. May wheat sold 79c, gain 3o compared with yesterday. July opened !c higher, 89 89Hc, sold between 89 and 91 c, clos ed up 14 JOTfcc Corn strong. May opened 76 to 77c, advanced to 79c, closed strong at 78c. July opened 'unchanged to c higher. ts to 65e advanced to 66Cj where closed. Oats steady. .July opened shade higher at 46?4c, advanced to 47c, closed 46c. Racycles H. S. Griswold & Co. Sell them and they have proved them selves to be the easiest running and strongest bicycles made. They also sell bicycles of the best make at way- down prices and have a large stock of buggy and bicycle tires at prices most reasonable. 34-38 W. Adams, St Phone 1490 SALOON For Rent Apply to MELCZER BROS., Phoenix, Ariz. FIERCE DAY IN CLEVELAND The Worst Since the Street Car Strike Began The Unions Seek to Inval idate the Franchise ot the Company. Cleveland, May 19. The most ser ious violence In the car strike, which has been on since Sunday, occurred in Lakewood, a suburb tonight when four men were wounded by bullets. One car was burned and another partially wrecked. Trouble; had been anticipat ed and the first cat" run Into Lakewood on the Clifton avenue line carried no passengers. When It stopped before the railroad bridge, a crowd which had been lying in alt leaped from its hid ing ' places and opened fire on the crew and guards.) Guards W. O. James and John Swan son returned the fire, more than thirty shots being exchanged. While the shooting was In progress- the crowd grew to nearly a thousand. Another car arrived and its crew joined in the fight. - Gasoline was -poured on the second car and it was burned to the trucks The Cleveland police were notified and sixty officers were sent to the res cue. The first car was riddled with bullets and the windows were broken. It proceeded to the barn. Motorman P. C. Elsholm was shot In the leg. John Gray and George Al exander, guards ' on the second car were shot in the chest, and Mace Bur lingame, who was In the crowd which made the attack, was shot in the hand. All were taken to the hospital where they are reported to be seriously wounded. Earlier disturbances occurred in the downtown district 'when Yetta Wolk lnson, a little girl, was killed by a car while attempting to cross' the track. As soon as he realized what had oc curred, the motorman speeded his car for several block ahead where the police were notified. The conductor sought refuge In a drug store. The crowd attempted to reach him, while others attempted ta catch the car. The police arrived just in time to save the condutcor while the mob was yelling "Lynch him, lynch him." The girl's head was severed from her body. By mistake, two morgue keepers had been called, and when their dead wagons arrived one took the girl's head and the other her body. The frantic par ents of the girl excitedly trying to ob tain possession of the pieces of the body Inflamed the mob spirit and more serious trouble was narrowly averted by the police. . The state arbitrators took up the task of endeavoring to effect -a. recon ciliation tonight and remained in ses sion several hours. While the service was slightly improved today, the gen eral situation appeared so serious to night that possibilities of a speedy set tlement are now regarded as somewhat remote. The members of the union began a series of meetings for the purpose of arousing sympathy and to appeal to the public to refrain from using the cars until the strike Is finally settled. At these meetings the propdsition was advanced of petitioning the city coun cil to order a public vote as to wheth er the franchise recently granted and under which the company is operating shall become effective. Their proposal Is based upon the new Initiative and referendum law. The . petition will make it obligatory on the council to submit the matter to a vote. Should the -ote be against the franchise, it would have the effect of Invalidating o NO CURRENCY LEGISLATION Congressmen Believe That to be Certain A Vain Attempt to Ex tract Something From the Two Bills.; Washington, May 19. That there will be no currency legislation this session Is now believed by many mem bers to be almost a certainty. The conferees on the senate and house bills have held several sessions in an efofrt to work out something un der the head of "the Aldrlch-Vree-land bill" but they are said to have al most abandoned hope. As a result, there is a decided senti ment among the conferees and leaders of both branches that the whole sub ject will go over to the next session. The senate committee on finance has been swamped with protests from bankers and commercial Interests against the Vreeland bill. CAMPAIGN MATERIAL. Washington, May 19. A democratic speech prepared for circulation in the coming political campaign was deliv ered in the senate today by Senator Taylor, of Tennessee. Mr. Taylor de voted his attention chiefly to the tra iff and currency policies of the repub lican party, but he valso discussed many others issues that will be prom inent on the stump next fall. The senate agreed to the confer ence report on the agricultural bill, carrying an appropriation of $11,672,- 060. THE HOUSE HUSTLES Washington, May 19. The house again today showed its capacity for work with adjournment In mind, and continued the cleaning up process. The conference report on the legls lature appropriation bill was agreed to; the conference reports on the agri cultural and fortifications appropria tion bills were received; a bill making an appropriation of $300,000 for rep resentation by the United States at the Tokio exposition, was passed, as were also two omnibus bills embodying for ty separate measures, having to do with public land and matters In the territories. Pending a vote on the bill providing for the issuance of leases on public lands in the Panama canal zone, a re cess was taken at 6 P. M., until 11 o'clock tomorrow. " FOR THE TERRITORIES. Washington, May 19. The omnibus bill, embracing fifteen measures fav orby considered by the committee, was passed by the house today under a suspension of the rules. The various provisions bill deal exclusively with legislation pertaining to the territories the most important of which Is one regulating the sale of liquor in Alas ka. TO CONSIDER LABOR'S DEMANDS Washington, May 19. A republican conference will be held tomorrow the majority of the house toward the passage at this session of a law to restrict the courts In issuing Injunc tion, as demanded by the labor lead ers. o PURELY BRYAN MEETING CALIFORNIA CONVENIION It Was Also An Upbuilding of the Political Fortunes of Leader Belt. Fresno, May 19. The democratic state convention finished its labors to day after electing four delegates at large and four alternates and this af ternoon adjourn-cd shortly before six o'clock. Ex-Conjrressman Theodore A. Bell and Nathan A. Bell Jr., of Los An geles, and Robert M. Fitzgerald of Oakland and Judge William M. Con ley of Madera, were elected delegates at large. Bell's election would have been unanimous had he not thrown the vote of the Xapa delegation to Judge West of aSn Bernardino, . the fifth candidate. The convention was overwhelmingly for Wm. J. Bryan and without a dis senting voice adopted a platform in structing the California delegation to vote for the nomination of the Ne- braskan. By resolution the convention also endorsed Bell for temporary chairman of the national convention at Denver. It was the sense of the convention that Bell should be a can didate to succeed Senator George C. Perkins. Practically a re-affirmation of the principles of the Nebraska state platform was unanimously adopted. o HIE CASE OE RUEE IN THE JURY'S HANDS The Jury After Being out Three Hours Was LockVd Up For the Night San Francisco, May 19. The case of Ruef, charged with bribery went to the jury at 9:30 tonigh, after a day devot ed to closing arguments and instruc tions. At a late hour the jurors, were still deliberating without an apparent prospect of a decision tonight. : Attorney Chapman, for Ruef devot ed the great part of his time to a criticism of Rudolph Spreckels and Heney, claiming that the prosecution of Ruef was a personal one. In closing, Heney admitted that Su pervisor Coleman had endeavored to change his testimoy and favor Ruef at the trial, and he intimated that the prosecution was not through with Coleman. Heney remarked that the prosecu tion was not dead and he made the declaration that he would devote his life to the vindication of the law of California and to show that no man Is above the law of the state. It Is not believed that there is a prospect of reaching a verdict tonight. Judge Dooling remained In his cham bers until midnight, and ordered the twelve men locked up for the night The L BUSINESS COLLEGE Phoenix, Arizona LOOK! This below changes every few"days and' It will pay you to watch same. SPECIAL! 80 Acres in Cultivation $55 PER ACRE , HENRY & COSTLEY. 15 N. 1st Ave. AMSON LA PORTE MURDERESS DIED IN THE ELAMES The Discovery of the False Teeth of the "Killing" Mrs. Gunness Other Persons Are Being House oi Death 'From Ever Returned. LaPorte, May 19. That rrs. Bella Gunness died in the flames which de stroyed her home was conclusively shown today when a seacher in the ruins discovered the upper and lower bridges containg the false teeth of the woman. The lower set of teeth tally exactly with the description and dia gram furnished by Dr. I. P. Norton, the dentist who built the bridge and who today identified the teeth posi tively. In view of the unmistakable evi dence, including the finding of rings belonging to the murderess. Coroner Mack stated tonight that he would render an official finding that the burnt adult female body was that of Mrs. Gunness. Tonight a few skeptical persons re main. Their argument is the Mrs. Gunness, after killing her childrensand setting fire to the house threw her teeth into the fire. The sheriff is investing a report that William Riedinger, a farmer at Dela field. Wis, was one of Mrs. Gunness' victims. In a letter received today, David Hicken a friend living at Wau kesha, Wis., tells of the disappearance from home of Riedinger, who after a visit from Mrs. Gunness, sold some crops which netted him $1,000, and left for some place in northern Indiana to marry a wealthy widow" he said. A month later his hired man, John Heir.tzclman, received a letter in structing him to sell the stock and far mimplements and put the money in f. bank. Although the letter was unsigned and not in the handwriting of Riedinger, the hired man followed instructions, deposited $900 in the bank, where it is todjy for Riedinger never returned and was never heard from after that. Is Your Grain Insured? Now is the time to Insure your grain in the field... If it should happen to burn up what would you have to show for all your labor and expense? I can help you to provide against this possibility at a nom inal expense and in a reliable and old-established company. Call or send a postal card asking for particulars. W.J. MURPHY Salt River Valley lands . First Ave. and Adams St TELEPHONE MAIN 194 BOOKKEEPING, SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING. PHOENIX ACADEMY AND BUSI NESS COLLEGE. Common branches, J 4.00 per month. High School course, JS.00 per month. Will Pay $1.00 Each I WANT ABOUT 300 GILA MON STERSMUST HAVE THEM WITH IN THE NEXT 60 DAYS READY FOR SHIPMENT TO EUROPE. THEY MUST BE ALIVE AND OF GOOD SIZE DELIVERED AT MY STORE. R. L. B3LKE, Proprietor the Big Curio Traced to That Mysterious Which .None With Money Miss Jennie Graham, of Waukesha, Wis., was seeking her brother who left home to marry a rich widow in In diana, and was never heard from after that. What is considered positive proof that Henry Gurholdt of Scandinavia, Wis., came to LaPorte and was put out of the way by Mrs. Gunness. was supplied today when the sheriff re ceived a letter containing a descrip tion of Gurholdt's watch, which tallies with one of the watches found in the ruins. Garhodlt had $1,500 in cash when he left home to come to LaPorte to see Mrs. Gunness, with whom he had corresponded. The coroner tonight prepared his re ports on the five remaining skeletons of the undentified dead. The cause of death in each case was given as un known. Saven unidentified bodies were buried today in the potter's field. o THE DENVER ELECTION. A Probability That the Democrats Ticket Has Carried. Denver, May 19. With ideal weath er the voters turned out en masse in the municipal election today. At 11 o'clock tonight unofficial returns from 211 precincts on straight ballots gave Speer, candidate for mayor, on the democratic side, and the business men's It is estimated that 20,000 ballots were scratched. The total vote in thirty -precincts indicate that Speer has recived a slight advantage in scratched vote. , aumiiimiiinumMniiiufiHMmiiiinirtf 240 I Acres I I Northwest of Phoenix; 100 acres alfalfa; Small House; Good Well. mm 2 I Price $62.50 j Per Acre I I DWIGHT B. HEARD f S Corner Center and Adams, city. 5iiiiMiumii!iiimiiiiiiimiiiiMiiimm5 Pierce Wheels The easiest running and the best made wheel in America Sold By Phoenix Cycle Go. 22 to 26 W. Adams St. Phone Red 524 S. Indian Trader Store on Adams Street.