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Independent in All Things. VOlrX YUMA, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1900. - NO. 44 HORRIBLE MURDER. A Mexican Woman Pound in Bed With Her Skull Crushed. BODY WAS COLD, WHEN FOUND At 5 O'clock this Mornlng--She had Evidently-Been Dead Several Hours. A STRONG CLUE TO THE MURDERER. About 5 o'clock this morning a Mex ican woman, known as Fermina Ochoa, was found dead in bed in a house in the Rinoon district; the body being cold, death having occurred several hours before The skull near the right tem ple was crushed, the face bruised and the eyes blackened, and marks on the throat evidenced that she had also been choked and strangled in her death struggles. The dead woman was very well known in and around Yuma and the mining camps adjacent, where for a long time she has made a living selling tamales and the like of Mexican dishes. She had but just come into town yes terday from La Fortuna, and it is sup posed was murdered by her male companion, a Mexican named Guillermo Lisalda, as a belt, pocket book and memorandum book belonging to him were found in the bed with the dead Txdy. In the bed was also a sack with a cord attached, which the woman is said to have worn around her neck. Those who know something of her habits say that she" carried money in this sack. When found it Vas empty, so that the inference is that the-motive-for the murder was robbery. The supposed murderer, Lisalda, is missing and is thought to have left town on last night's train. Officers are now in search of him, but so far they have not discovered the direction of his flight. The case is now being investigated before a coroner's jury, and as we go to press, learn that the, coroner's jury has adjourned till tomorrow morning. Democratic Ticket. On Saturday the 8th inst the demo crats of Yuma county met in convention and nominated the following ticket: . For Councilman E. S. Ives;. As sembly J. E. Crouch; Sheriff Gus Livingston; Treasurer D. L. DeVane; Recorder C. P. Cronin; Probate judge Ralph Jacobs; District attorney W. F. Timmins; Supervisors J. C. DeWitt and Thomas Underhill. Justice of the Peace, Yuma Precinct: Fred Fredley, W. L. Reiff. Constable, Yuma precinct "Will Des pairi, Jake Meadows. Delegates to the territorial conven tion at Phoenix E. S. Ives, M. J. Nugent, S. B. Hinds, M. Winsor, Sr., J. E. Devine. Fire Department Ball. The members of the fire department are making preparations for their sec ond annual hall, which will take place on the evenjng of Sept. 24th. This will be the opening ball of the season, and the committee of arrangements will make every possible effort to make it a most successful and enjoyable affair. Members of the department will attend in their new uniforms, and all will be merry as a marriage bell. LOCAL AND GENERAL. Yellowstone and Monogram whiskies at The Ruby. Supervisor Underhill is the happy father of a baby girl. Mrs. Frank Webster returned from the coast Monday night. The Sentinel always remembers its friends and its enemies, also. Fine fancy fans, Japanese fans, and all kinds of fans at Sam Lung's grocery store. Dr. Cotter returned last Saturday night froma ten days trip to San Jose and San Francisco. Mrs. Alderson and family have re turned from the coast where they have spent the summer. Judge Lee, who was a delegate to the late democratic county convention, re turned to his home Sunday evening. Thos. Fitch, Jr., son of the "silver tongued orator," is under arrest at Stockton for embezzlement in a grain deal at Bakersfleld. Mrs. Bailey invites the ladies and gentlemen of Yuma to an informal re ception, and exhihit of her paintings, on Tuesday of next week from 2 to 6. Go to Geo. Paxton's store and get all kinds of fruit, vegetables, cigars, to bacco, bread, cakes,, pies, etc. Quick ales and small profits is my motto. $ M. J. Nugent, of King of Arizona, was a delegate to the dembcratic con vention in Yuma last Saturday Mike got his man in, and is correspondingly happy. At the late Republican Convention hxPhoenix, there was quite a skirmish in selecting the delegates to the terri torial convention. The Akers faction won out, electing all their delegates. Mrs. I. Levy and her little daughter Eva, arrived in Yuma last Thursday from Los Angeles. She is here to set tle up the affairs of the estate of her late husband, Isaac Levy. Matt Perry of Gila City was in town today. His many friends will he pleas ed to learn that he is about to make a sale of some valuable mining property. Matt is one our pioneer citizens and is thoroughly reliable and honorable in all his dealings. F. Doyle, the tailor, is now located in the building at the corner of First and Main sts. Mr. Doyle is a first-class tailor, thoroughlyreliable, and all who patronize him are sure to be satisfied. Wouldn't it be well for officials in high position in this territory to keep their hands off local party politics? It is hardly necesssary to ask such a ques-1 tion; it would seem that men in power who profess to have the interests of their party at heart would not need any warning, or even a suggestion in such a matter. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kinsler mourn the loss of their little girl, Irene, aged about two years, who died last Monday evening. The cause of her death, we believe, was some kind of fever. Mr. and Mrs. Kinsler have the sincere sym pathy of their many friends in their sad affliction. Hon. J. H. Carpenter returned from Tucson this morning where he has been in company with Mr. Pelam, Mr. Lake and Mr. Codevise, prominent mining men from New York. These parties have heen examining some copper claims operated by Capt. Burgess. The mines are situated seven miles east of Oracle on the north slope of Santa Cat alina mountains, in Pima county. HOniCIDE JUSTIFIABLE. Such was Verdict by Coroner's Jury In the Case of Louis Lelvas, who Killed "Mascorro" at La Fortuna. Last Saturday night at La Fortuna Louis Leivas shot and killed a Mexi-t can, commonly called "Mascorro." The shooting was the culmination of a for mer quarrel, and the coroner's jury returned a verdict acquitting young Leivas, as the evidence showed beyond doubt that he killed "Mascorro'1 in self-defense. Louis Leivas is a young man about 22 years of age, and his parents reside in Yuma, where Louis was born and has lived all his life. He was not quarrelsome and always bore a good reputation. It came out in the testi mony that "Mascorro" had threatened to kill the young man, and was only prevented from doing so by the latter being able to shoot first. "Mascorro" on the other hand had the reputation of being quarrelsome and the circumstances show that the reputation was not undeserved. Abe Frank has announced himself as a candidate for the office of probate judge, subject to the action of the re' publican county convention. Mr. Frank is too well-known in Yuma county to .need an introduction. He. has Jived here over thirty years, and is known to every man, woman and child in the county. He is a whole-souled,kind heart ed, liberal man and his name upon the ticket carries with it a tower of strength. Mr. L. W. Bishop, a delegate from Cibola to the Democratic convention in Yuma last Saturday, made this office an agreeable call while here. Mr. Bishop is an old newspaper man and printer. He came from San Diego to this county, but formerly owned and edited the Sunner County (Kansas) Press, one of the best country papers in the Sunflower State. Mr. F. L. Bayley, who as been the efficient manager of Dr. Cotter's drug store for about a year, left Yuma last Sunday night for La Colorada, Mexico, where he will go into business on his own account. Mr. Bayley is a very pleasant gentleman and while in Yuma made many fsiends who wish him well in his new location. The County Repuhlican Central Com mittee met at the court house, Wednes day, Sept. 5th, and selected the follow ing delegates to the Territorial Con vention which convenes, at Phoenix on the 24th inst. Miles Archibald, John Doan, R. S. Hatch, J. H. Carpenter, Ira Smith, L. J. F. Iaeger, Dr. G. W. Greenleaf. Col. Geo. W. Norton, mayor of Mohawk was in Yuma yesterday, and left for home on last-night's train. He gives us the pleasing information that he has secured sufficient funds to com plete the wagon road from Mohawk, King of Arizona, to Tyson's Wells. This will be very beneficial to Yuma as it will divert the trade of that flourish ing mining section through which the road passes to Yuma, all of which now goes to Congress. John Gandolfo and his friend Carlos Servantes came in on last night's train from California. Mr. Servantes is a merchant of Sonoita, Sonora. He leaves to night for his home. GREAT CELEBRATION Of the Mexican Independence Day-' Three Days of Patriotic Enthu siasmSept. 15, 16 and 17. The Program. . The Mexicans of this section will begin the celebration ' of their inde pendence day on Saturday of this week. This celebration is to the Mexicans : what the 4th of July is to Amer icans, as it is the anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Mex ico, and is revered by them as our independence day is by patriotic Amer ican citizens. The celebration will last three days, and will be held in the public school house square, beginning Saturday, Sept. 15th. The program is as follows: Sept. 15. Music by band and reading of the declaration of independence by J. L. Redondo; speaking by Ygnacio Molina and Louis Ramirez. Sept. 16. Salute of 21 guns in the morning; attend mass at 8:30 a. m.; grand parade ( at 5 p. m. ) of La Junta Patriotica club of Yuma, States ol' Mexico represented by a number otl little girls dressed in appropriate j colors; fire department will appear for first time in new uniforms; citizens in, carriages and a-foot. After the parade there will be speak ing by the orators of the day, Pierce Evans and P. S. Ramirez, followed by. Miguel Monroy, M. D. DeVane, Miss Rita De la Osa; recitation in English? by Miss Artemisa Molina. Sept. 17. Grand reception and ball at the new Gandolfo building, corner of Main and Second streets. Harry McPhaul has authorized the Sentinel to announce his name as a candidate for sheriff. Harry's acquaint ance is extensive throughout the terri-' tory, having for years been a peace officer, and he is known as a -most cap able and fearless officer. If nominated" there is absolutely no question of his election. REPUBLICAN CALL. Pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Be publican Central Committee of Yuma County September 5, at a meeting of the committee, called for that purpose, the Republicans of Yuma county are hereby called to meet in dele gate convention, at the County Court House, Yuma, Arizona, September 29, 1900, at 2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of nominating county of ficers, the selection of a County Central Com mittee and the transacting of any other business that may come before said convention. . The basis of representation shall be: Yuma f 17 Ehrenburg l Parker 1 Norton's Landing l Toltec 1 Mohawk 1 Texas Hill 1 Blaisdell 1 Harrisburg ... 4 Bonanza 1 Gila City 1 Tysons Wells 2 Fortuna - 3 Summerton 1 Laguna 1 Cibola a f King of Arizona 1 The primaries for the selection of delegates, to the county convention shall be held on Saturday, September 15, 1900. The polls shall be open, at the court house, from 2 p. m., to 5 p. m., in Yuma. Precinct out side of Yuma shall elect delegates by mass meet ings or primaries at such places as may be deemed best or most convenient. The test of the right to vote shall be: "Are you a Republican? Do you reside in the precinct In which you offer to vote?" The chairman and secretary of the Central Committee shall appoint the officers for the primary election in the Yuma precinct. All proxies in the convention must be held by regularly elected delegates. R. S. HATCH, Chairman. M. O. ARCHIBALD, Secretary. For Probate Judge. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of Probate Judge, subject to the de cision of the republican county convention. P. Frank. For Sheriff. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of Sheriff, subject to the will of the republican county convention, H. H. McPhaul.