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Former President Declare
:ers Was Most
Hy AjisocIh.kI Press.
NKW YOKK, Dec. I.-Hy word of
mouth and pp.. many high tributes to
tho worth of tho late drover Cleve
land as citizen and statesman were
paid at the memorial exercises which
formed tho first session of tho second
annual meeting of tno Association of
Life Insurance Presidents in this city
1 fair morning. Mr. Cleveland's , last
field of public activity was in connec
tion wltfi the work of that organiza
tion, ho having been its chairman and
general counsel from tho date of Its
formation until the time of his death
on June -Uli of this year.
The presidents and other executive
officers of life insurance companies
from all over the United States and
Canada nnd many insurance commis
sioners from tho states and provinces
were present to do i.onor to tho man
who nad proved such a bulwark of
confldenco to tho policyholders at a
time when lifo Insurance was under
Chief among those who spoke at
tho memorial exercises were Hon. Paul
Morton, president of the K.piitablo
LJfo Assurance Society ami former
Hecretary of the navy under President
Kootjovolt, nnd John II. Fin ley, Ph. I).,
president of tho College of tho City
of New York. Mr. Morton's father,
J. Sterling Morton, served tif Presi
dent Cleveland's cabinet.
Letters of tribute from Adlai I'.
Stevenson, vice president during Mr,
Cleveland's second administration,
and from several of thu surviving cab
inet officers of tho lntc president form-
.id an Impressive part of the program
Charles A. Pcnbody, president of the
Mutual Lifo Insurance Company of
New York, presided at the exorcises
President Paul Morton, the prlncl
pal speaker, In his address said:
I will not attempt today to deliver
u eulogy on Mr. drover Cuivolund. 1
am only going to speak of aim in a
personal way and of his connection
with tho lifo iiuurnnco business; at
the snme time recalling to your atten
tion a few of tho things ho did while
In public life, nnd emphasizing some
of tils strong characteristics.
Tho first time I had tho pleasure of
meeting him was nt Lakowoori, Now
Jersey, early In 1803, nt the little
Wlilti) House, whoro I had gone with
ray father who hnd been requested by
telegraph to co.no there to hco air.
Cleveland, and who then offered him a
position in his cabinet, which he nc
cepted. I was very much impressed
with tho kindly manner and simple
waya of Mr. Cleveland at this first
Interview, and remember distinctly
wnnt a human view ho took nf things.
Tho next time I saw Mr. Clovelnud
was tho night lioforo tho inauguration
of his second term as President. He
wns nt that time nearly fifty-six yearn
nf ago, and it was at the Arlington
Hotel In Washington. Ho was In his
prime, and probably never anticipated
the next .lay wiin more saiisiacuon;
for, after having neon iieteateii Dy .Mr,
llnrrixon. after experiencing tho chag
rin of oKcortlng him to the Capitol
four vears before and seeing him in
augnrnted as his successor; after four
long yearn In New Mint as a private
cltion, no was to hnvo the extreme
piitlsfactlon the next day nf having
Mr. Harrison porwinallv conduct him
to tho Capitol, and hand him back the
imnites. ulft at the hnnilH of the
American people. Ho wan certainly
in L'reat nice, not because of oxulta
tlnn.iu defeating an adversary, but
. moio became ho had been vindicated
l)v tho people he loved to nerve.
'Three veara niro Mr. Cleveland, nc
eumpnnlod by Mrs. Cleveland, wont
with mo to Nebraska for tho oxpresH
purpose of delivering the address nt
tnc u n filing of the public monument
irclrl n ionium of mv f.ttlier. His
spec (I ell 1 1 l (' It 4 1 1 ill WII lll"t im
iri'-'in'. lie :ti'l lie had nut
. . . ... 1 1
tliero Wi. limit Illusion. Ill1 win inrri'i
I,, f-t.fy to my lather's lofty civic I
right .xn.'; his simple and Mire
.tan.lar.lH f public mori.lity; his wtorii
insistence on ollieinl honesty; his;
Htunlv mlhcriMict' to opinlonrt il.'lil.or ,
utply anil ronwuMiliou-iy ailnpti'il, nn.l
his puxniiiniitii ili'siro to mtvc tin1 li't
iiitiTiwt of l.in follow rou.it ryiiion. I
l.nw of no p.ctnro 1 lonlil tlrnw oi
t . . . .. ...
I Mr. ( loxo un.l tmit wo.u.i inoro .. .iv;.o
.l.wi rilPO llllincil .mill oil i. -n,
oxproMix f my own minor, mill i ;
kn'ow M. will all ox,nM. tlio po.,n..l
roforo.ico in my .iuotinK from that a.l
my iuot.nn
Ono yor ago ho was prosiilinj; at
this Convontioii, and It wan at that
titno that hi' insuranco titl.lroM so im
prossoil itsolf on cvoryboily who
hoanl it.
Mr. t'lovolantl onmo into tin' lift"
Miranco situation late in lifo-sorne
voars after ho hail twlco boon tho vic
torious lcatler of ni.s party ami tho
Chiof Kxccutlvo of this jjroat nation.
At tho time ho was easily the flrnt
oilizon of the country.
His n.lvcnt first a Trustoo of the
Ki.iitallo nml aftorwanls as Chainnan
ami (lonoral (.ounscl of this Associa
tion met with tho ompliatis apprniia
tion of tho Ameriuan public bocauM' .
overv one know that in no way would
llrovor Cleveland wink at -my wrong
doing, or in any way be connected
Wltl. mill ailiiiinisiraiiuu.
Ilo was a Krand obi pilot lanon on
board a vorv important ship that wus
In danger at ig tho rocks and at
once all on board were pacified and
confidence fully restored.
As r.iairinnn of thin Association he
added cliarnctor, dignity and probity
to our cuuo, and he accepted the posi
tion met with the emphatic approba
great public duty than for nny other
reason. Ho became intensely inter
ested in the study of life insurance
and Its benefits, and was greatly im
pressed with the fad that it is one o.
: i i i...iii.i 1....J .if iit....vilnn.
tbo best institutions of clvlllzaton
Mr Cleveland often referred to the
small policyholders in whom he took
the keenest interest, and many times
mentioned tho unfortunate and sensa
tional publicity that rrlginene.i ho
manv of tnc... into surrendering their
.,ii.'ii ! was a source of creat re
gret to hint that any policyholder who
could afford to pay premiums was so
miitrlse it tu foreifo the protection to
his family. He frequently taiKe.i 10
mo about it, and wished a way might
bo devised to restore such policies
with as Uttle expeufe us possiiuo 10
tho insured.
In one of his addresses he said:
41 Life insurance is ono of the grentpst
economical factors in moilern lire. H
Is one of the boons of civilization.
policy was made to hold. Let every
policyhOlilPr tllinK iwice neiore or
gives way to ino icmpiauon oi uur
rowing on his policy."
drover Clovcland was a most, con
sclei.tioiis innn. He never for one
moment hesltnted ns. to what was right
and what was wrong. His courage in
doing right was no less than his cour
:il'o in ilenounclnu wrong.
Mr. Cleveland was a patriot not a
partisan. His love of country was
greater than his love of party. . He
frequently did things which ho know
would benefit tho nntlon, and wnlch
he knew would not meet tho approval
of his party. If his own conscience
told him n thing was right ho ncted
anil took tho coiiHomiences. Ho never
did thlncs becauso they were expedl
ent. His creed was that honesty wns
tho best expediency In the long .run
illo never did things tor temporary ef
feet. Ho always had nis eye on wnni
was the best thing to do in the long
run, and when once that conclusion
was reached ho followed ms convic.
The third and last timo ho was no m
Inntod the platform on which he stood
was in every respect true to the Demo
cratic faith which ho had preached
and practiced. He nevor vacillated
from that faith. Ilo never changed
his convictions in order to catch votes
Ho was n careful atudent of human
events. The study of government was
a favorite otio, una lie gave it uoei
thought. Ho longed to accomplish
things that would bonclit people gen
He was very sociably Inclined
Companionable, gentle In manner and
sweet In hln nature ho was in blH own
household all that a man should be,
Always1 an affectionate husband, a
most devoted father, n loyal friend,
no ono could visit the Cleveland home
without being impressed with Its
simn citv and haiipiness.
I will leave it to other and more
able hands to record tho merits of Mr,
Cleveland's statesmanship, and I.Ih
performance of public duties. I need
not call your attention to the fact that
in all of nis public career, from the
position of HherilT to tlmt of President
ho alwavs lived up to the sentiment
expressed In the resolution which ho
made when in IW- upon nis ejection
as dovcrnor of the .State of Now York
ho wrote to his brother that he In
tended "to make the matter a business
agrecmout between tho people of Lie
state and niyt-elf in which the obliga
tion mi mv side Is to perform the
duties assigned me with an eye single
to the interests or my employers."
N'oither will I dwell upon the broad
minded patriotism of the man who
was the Chief Kxceutlvo to show his
faith in the Confederate, soldier, by
placing him on the Supreme Hench of
the United .States; by seating him In
his Cabinet; assigning hint to Import
nut foreign courts, and appointing
hint to other high places of public re
sponsibility, thus giving fair recogni
tion to the Ho n tli.
ti. in rill ire
m,.nto with
, in, ,,., .-In, of ...... who u,,,,rd ... the
....m... founder ... m,r K.. .Tium ... t ... von
. icri- mil' i. M . re. . fur what tliev .1x1. and
at tli,. u.ni lime nr.' not willing to
justice to thou who Imvo unto into
the pol.t.eul ..rotm In more r. iH
years r are at ti ...mem
nf nirnlrn.
Wii.ll ...it III I no J...K(lioi ururi-i-
i .t i . . t i
. .1 i. ..! tl.,.i., ..rlr
immhiii in'iii i in- ... ...... --.-
I. ..ill... I L,., ti..... tl.i.v tl.iHii
I'llllilt'il n.Ti tut. . i Mi ? I..
. .t .ii
voh kiiow ... t . ..- " . '"
'' l -
nmii nnil oinniiy x iniono a tmnoi
, pr rly ailn.i.iix.or tlio ...fairs of
,no Kroat nation now as it .11. or.in-
allv to oonHtruct itt Constitutlo... "
.ir. .ipvoianil was oarncsi in an
a . . 4 I ..11
...I- -i...
liioir nviii niiiMT. iiv 1 1" him "if i
.In ri'.iflii'il his rim- I
rluilont after liberate thmmht. Onee
reacho.l tl.ov woro most .lilllc.lt to
III', nl 111 mini nullum
.. . ii i .1 - I..I..H1
can (e. Ho lioliovoii in .no tntoiu-
Konco of tho pooi.lo. Ilo bollevo.l tho
future of our country rested with ...en
of eiluiMtion who would actively par
ticipato in Us political affairs, and
1.0 lioiioveu in uio uiioiii-
lirillllll- 111 HI liuilliuili iiiiiiii.-i, iii.u I
who could offset the t.roacl.ors of tho
. . I. 1. ..IT..! 1
Knspol of ilisco.itent ami cias .atrou.
... ... . i
Ilo lielievcil mucl. uo.nl was accom
plished by educated men in purifying
politics, l.ut hi' tliouKi.t u.oir eitori
,Voulil bo more fruitful if it wore los
spasmodic and occasional. Ilo advo
cated tho persistent u ml continuous at
tention of men of intelliuonce to mat
trrs of covprnuip.it, and stated it
would bo of tho greatest possible value
r country.
, not thiijk it out of place to
ittoto hero a few extracts from some
of tho personal letters which I rocelv-
it from Mr. rievoiami miring tnc
ears I!l0.". 100U and 11HI7. These ex
tracts contain centiments which give
"oMh? : andTbldieVo arVwth
of mention here. As Illustrating his
. ... 1 t.-l.. . .. 1. ......
regard for economy, even in compara-
lively small matters, I quote tlio f
low i ni: iron, n icuer iiiiuii-nsrii m iim i
f;...,l.,.r I HliTI t., whirl, he Hal.l -
"I bolieve you expect to send a state-1
" 11 ? I
merit to each of the Kquitalilo policy-
holders, ( an the I rustees send some-
(UK l" im-iii i,
' Mr. Cleveland thus expressed him-
self to me In a letter dated December
tai'A iirnnninf " I
III. lllOil, on tno subject of rebating:
"I believe this to be n vice that can-
have no place In well conducted life
insurance.'" He had just heen p-
III. lllOil, on tno subject of rebating:
pointed referee to determine disputes
Hint intent arise iietwccn tnc nio in-
Htirauce companies concerning the nl-
Mr. rinveb.n.1 will 1oiil bo retiiem-
bere.1 by tho American people:
Ilccauso It was he who In ISO! dur-
ing tho great labor riots at Chicago
ordered out the niiiiinry lorce nun
finellnit tlm iiinli. MinrMiv Htlllllliilll' out
nnnrchv. extliifiilsninir "tho firo of In-
cendiarism, suppressing violence and
restoring law nnd order.
I,., f.fltv ..nmim.un.1 f,,r tl, first
time in an olllclal way that the Mon-
roe Doctrine was to bo practiced oh
well ns preached by Americans.
Because he sympathized with nnd
,..,'...! .
any other President has ever dono tho
rules and regulations of the civil
Di-riiiisi! no niuiiu lie 1111 iiii.iiiiiuiiiii"
rock first, lust and all the time in
1 ft 1 .. ...I .. 1 !
fuvor of a sound currency.
Hccaune ho wits n man who stood
for peace and good will between all
U'L""1 s0n,,,nf ".rt .ed , ,
his whole duty ns ho saw It without
rear or javor.
In closing, I desire to record tho
gratitude which I feel, and which I
bcllovo is felt by all of the members
of our Association, because of Mr.
Cleveland's connection with the life
winuruiiro nuiiiiiio.i iiurini; 1110 !""
....... ........ f .t.. ....a
our upprcclntlon for the vnluablo lab-
ors which ho so conscientiously per-
Hoko 8mith of dcorgln, formerly in
Clnvol.tn.I's eitl.tnnt. wns nnnl.tn .n nt.
tend tho meeting but he oi.t a letter
that was read to the gatcrlng. It said:
dov. Hoko Smith of dcorgln, who
wns Secretary of the Interior in Mr.
Cleveland's Cabinet 189.1-1800, sent
tno loiiowing letter to .Mr. Cox, dated
Willi., r...rr..Ml...r In.il.t.l.v .n ..rn.
i iiiin i -
HCIlt at tho memorial services by thn
Association of Life lnsuranco Presi
dents in honor or rreMdont Cleveland,
I esteem it a privilege to contribute
" 1:.;;.
before entering his second cabinet.
Then for three and one-half years I
)?.".M.. "'r0"'" will, mm constantly.
iine ..r. i.iovetauii was natural V
PdtiHerviitlvii nml rilliiuit 1.. tin. iimin.
hers of it s cab not he was most free
... ': '',, .11 ... .i.iii
In the expression of views and the
discussion nr policies, and his rola-
llnl." w ' i11
them, but I am sure each member had
a cordial affection for him.
Mr. ( leveliind watt a mini of great
... .iii-i.i i.iH iiiiiiiiuii innn oi worn.
Ills sens., of ili.lv imhim,.,! lit... , lnl..,r
continuously upon any problem con-
ncct.nl wltii lils olllclal rotiuuHibllltles
until ho had exhausted all mentis to
' Siri, ali! ;rl ,1 ,A","
subject ho was u ready llstenor, anil sll0W!,l ll" Um Irlnclpnl points of in
glad to receive information and sug- torest in and around thu city during
gosiions. Alter Having completed the
work of investigation nnd having
reached a Pflliclnalnn Im milium.. ...i.l
movably to that conclusion. I
i nuvc neuru mm say that he ex -
. i
riullt before he rem ln-l '" conclusion j
Mill tllCII nothing win left to 1. Ill inn ,
to adhere to tin- i ..nrin-ii.ii ...iiiiiMi. i
His gont characteristic a- lldeiny
to his conception oi umy, ion '-
l.ar.icterUtle win marked that iron.'
t followed tirolo- industry and un ,
icMing courage. II'1 was ii mil" oi ,
Niiii-iml wisdom, mi'l ' intuition ',
nint acute. Mix opinions of men were
ni.i-t unerring, lie wm suspicionx ol i
politicians, n... I until ""I tolerate inn ,
1 ... t f t .... ..l.t,li
".in. in ti.,. i 1-. ..mi ''"V".".'1
I . . .1 . .1 i.i.t .t lit mitt ill II IK '
. , Mn P,lUI,,ry,
; n (mM,i(,M,
"f , mv ,.
" 1 '
11 ' .
,',,l(,sllM r,,f. even in its ...IM
f and intensely believed tho
lulllil. ..nice should be
,,, ,,,. lrun llot ( be
ihpii iiir nriviiii uiiin
, i.i..i i.,-..
" 111""'' oi
, 1.1......1 1 ,... ,,,, i.ia h.cn
"MMi, imn iim.Hi.
, ,,,,, f ,,. , ,ho
(Mil iMirn r v jurrr:-
w.(iri, .(1,1,lllll.s rn.lL'll. IIIHII WMH
, , " little chiM. ami
, ( S f"C
' " .1 ' . . ..
. ;- . ...
" ' " - ' "
1. tlmt
TV",," i7 , ri.wli.n,l ms
'"" !
I ill
lurm - anil knew 1. .lit,
" . ,i . .... i.i.,,r- ..f li
w v ' the l.lstor of
' ".row nK re:.tor as l e a
I"!" - 'r, , 'l1 , " ' L' P. )!
will bo felt more and more as t t
. .... ..... ,-.... .,;
lie years
lc vela nil
Will III' ll'II IIIIU,' .11111 llllMn -'!
. , .
iH eo.nparod.
(row HattirJsy's Dally)
In the presence of nundreds of her
- rovvlng relatives ,, friends the
remains of Mrs. Mary 1-ranc.s Miller
were lowered into their last resting
place in the Miller Valley cemetery
iyi - stirr.no - tuiernouii ..i .. .. -ci.icn. ..
. , i. !..
lit. .1 . 1. f..1 I
1- noai.ey o. tno oiarina oircei
Methodist church olliciated at the oti
,. ,., ..... thn ... ...
1,1 Mil,fir Vnlly "
largest known in the history of Pros-
cott. Pioneer families from all
,,,,, ,.ountv wer rm.nt, many c
, .. ' ,, .
f"' nnt , - J
cott. Pioneer families from all over
their last
loving tribute to too beaulful charac-
or or the nouio pioneer woman, r.verv
UVnIlltlu conveyance in the city was
" VKUtc l"li,Kc" or "UKK,: ,u
from tho city to tho family homo of
the Miller In Miller Vnlley and form
led part of tho long procession to tho
oomcU,r.. u ml0 .,eyond
Mrs. Miller was tho first white
I school girl ever nccn in Miller Vul
lcy or ircgCott. She nrrivod with her
'' nrt mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ju
Sanders, from California March
2, 1801, The family settled on the
Sanders ranch on tho north side of
..... ,, .,. .111
MUler alley. She was then lu her
thirteenth year. She rode on horse
back with her mother from Kort Rock
I where tno warrntiM worn nbiimlnnpil. to
I -r r
1 Mm. . r..n ... ui. !.... .1. ..!!...:
Mi Ier V She .lwred the vlcissi
tunes, privations nnd dangers of iron
I tier lifo with her parents In the tri.
from California, which was through a
-untry infested with blood-thirsty
navagcs hostile to tho whites.
she attended a privato school in
... . ,, . .. , , ,
two J" nnd
fifteenth yeur was united in inutrlmo-
ny to Samuel C. Miller, who survives
her, and who was a member of thn
u.'..lln i.-i ........ 1 t.. 11 i.
Walker party that arrived In the ter
"tory in 180".'.
Tho Ehlc, Simmons, Osborne, Duck
I ,,. ..t B .!!!
, u , "
'" "v"' ,,llur l" 111 iOU.,
Mcmbr8 f t,lc8 '"" their
"UB P 1 , 11 " 11,8
I nt,.l. tSnii m-j- ii
" . W uimU
AHZOna UJces It.
(From Prlduy'g Dally)
Hovul A. Smith, chairman of tho
Republican central commit
'"""Veil hero yestordny from 11
visit to the dra.ul Canyon. Ho will
Meavn this morning for his homo lu
I flM.t.. I.I.. 11.. .4 ..t..!i 4- XT. .11
"l,n ,B vl1" l" oriuorii
Arizona. Ho expressed surprise on
finding Prescott mich u benutlful city
. Rt l'"o yoBtorday of
m"ny 01,1 ,lmo CM"ntn"P" "'"1 r
grctted Inst night that nis busiuesM on
gagemens prevented him from enjoy
lllr ,. ,.,, ovtniiili.il vUl.
",K " "10rU e0I"'"
(W)"K W. Voting, gonornl manager
"f the Derby mluo nnd Bocrotnry of
the day.
PuU A"o'td P" dUpttchei l
l.SIIHtOll Ills .!l.!l.-itV to fl.Hl Wllltl win
' me aournti-Miier.
n(r Qnnro Poo rf nl Of I
I f I I l i lULHLl, . LU1 1 Ul J !
S 1 I
da ows LomDiains
Of Injustice
(1'rntn Saturday's Uallv)
Apparently realizing for the first
time the uwfnl punishment awaiting
him for tji irder of Hdgar it. Sttlll-
an, Prank Sienees nonchalant de
meanor since he fired tho fntal snot
and during the trial, deserted him
Thursday night when a guard was
placed ocr him in his cell in tho
county jail. After consulting with
his attorney he grew nervous and in
sisted that he was not given a fair
He slept little during the night,
talking almost Incessantly nnd deplor
ing the fact taut ho hud not been giv
en a square deal. Ho insisted thnt he
had shot Sullivan in tho face when
the man he shot to death wns attempt
ing to carry out his threat to cut out
his heart. He protested that tho fa
tal shot was fired In self defense nnd
tniit the verdict of tho jury should
have been acquittal. Ho graphically
described, again and again, how Sul
livan had attacked him with the Utrgo
butcher knife nnd repeated several
times, almost word for word, the story
of the murder a he hnd related in
his defense on the witness stand
Thursday afternoon. At no time dur
ing the night dill ho utter a word re
gretting tnc atrocious crime that has
led him to the shadow of the gallows,
always iusisting thnt the shooting was
lone in self-defense.
Ho rested asicr vest onlay, xleepitiif
occasionally, but the subject of his
conversations and statements were in
the main the name ns tho night before.
Speitte will bo arraigned this morn
ing at Ji o'clock in tho district court,
where sentence will be pronounced on
him in acordanco with tno verdict.
His conviction of the murder of
Sullivan, October 22, at the Spence
rich west of the city, was generally
approved by Hiono familiar with his
checkered career yesterday. A gener
al feeling of relief at his conviction is
felt bv many law-abiding citizens
threatened with t-erlous bodily injury
nnd even death by Spence while in his
(From Saturday's Dally)
Ucncrnl A. D. Thomns, U. S.
commanding tho department nf
Colorado, arrived at Kort Whipple
last night from his headquarters in
Denver. He was met at Ash Fork by
U. A. Druke, vice president and gen
eral manager, F. P. Crulcc, usslstant to
tho president of tho S. F., P. Si P.,
and , N. Fredericks, cashier of tho
Prcscott National Rank and Attorney
J'aul Uurks, heud of tho Arizona law
department of tho Santa Fo. Tho
party arrived at Wnipplo lust night at
H o'clock in Vice President Drake's
privato cur.
(lonoral Thomas Is on his annual
tour of Inspection of the tirmy posts
of tho department. He is no stranger
In Ariznnn. Ho served fivo years us
lieutenant of tho "Fumous Fighting
Fifth Cavnlry" at Fort Whipple, nf
tor subduing nnd bringing to terms
Chiefr. Scrum and Wnllapal Charloy of
tho Wallapai Indiana in Moliavo coun
ty in 1872.
Ho was considered otio of tho most
valuable and energetic officers In don
eral Crook's command in tho Indlnn
cumpnignN of that time, lu tho same
class us Captain llourke, now decenscd,
and Lieutenant Schuyler, now a brig
adier general In tho regulnr army.
Ho surveyed and superintended t'no
construction of the old government
road from Fort Whipple to 'Walnut
Orovo and wns later in active com
mand in many bloody Indlnn engage
ments in tho early days.
Captain Charles King, famous as a
novelist, writer nnd fighter, wns a
fellow-officer of Ooncrul Thomas lit
tho Fifth cnvalry. Captnln King wns
wounded in the bloody fight of Sun
sot Pass by tho redskins. Ho recov
ered from his wounds after two
months confinement in tho Fort Whip
plo hospitnl under tho caro of Dr. Day,
now health ofliccr of tho city,
Journal-Miner tor high elm job work,
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(From .Saturday's Dally)
Fro... ISO" to lSStl thcro were 237
divorces granted in the courts of Ari
zona, nnd between 1S87 and 11)00 th
total number of divorces wax 21180. h
l.SSO the divorce rate per 100,000 pop.
illation was 17, and In WOO it dad in
creased to 120.
Thcso figures are announced by th
bureau of census in tho department of
commerce and labor at WashinRtoD,
D. C, as tho result of exhnustivo in
vestigation made of the mnrrlago noj
divorco records of every stnto nnd ter
ritory a few months ago.
For several weoks ono of tho ngcnti
of tho department was In Arizona,
spending several days in Phoenix,
during which he searched through the
records lu too district court hero and
also in Phoenix, Tucson, Olobo and
Tombstone, which- with Prcscott, made
the seats of the five district courts In
urn., tvitli Viiw Miivli-fi Arlrnnft
has the divorce habit to a much great
er degree. From 1807 to 1830 New
Mexico had 22.1 divorces nnd from
1SS7 to 11)00 it had 2137. In 1880 the
livorce rato per 100,000 population
was 12 and in 1000 It increased to 73.
I'he total number of marriages re
corded iu the United Stutos during
the twenty years from 1887 to 1906,
inclusive, was 12.S32.0H. Tho num
ber annua lly reported Increased from
S3,0ti in tna year 1887 to S."3,290 in
the year 100G.
The total number of divorces re
ported for the twenty yenrs, 18S7 to
1000, inclusive, was 045,02-r. lor the
earlier investigation covering the
twenty years, 1807 to 18S0, inclusive,
the number reported wns 328,7.10, or
hardly more than one-third of the
number recorded iu the second twenty
Two-thirds of the total number of
divorces granted in tho period covered
by this investigation were granted to
the wife.
The most common single ground for
divorce Is desertion. This account.
for 38.0 per cent of all divorces (pe
riod 1887 to WOO); 19.4 per cent, or
almost one-half of those granted to
tho husbands and 33.5 per cent or one-
third of tnoso granted to the wife.
Only 15 per cent of the dlvorec.
were returned as contested, nnd pro-
ably iu ninny of thcio case tho con
testing was hardly more than a for
mality. Of those divorces In wbtch
notice upon the dofendant was served
personally, 20 per cent woro contested,
while in thos cases in which notice
was served by publication iu nowipa-
pers only 3 per cent woro contested.
Tho nvorago duration of marriage
terminated by divorce is about ten
yeurs. Sixty per cent, or tlirce-flftbt,
last less than teu years and 40 per
cent last longer.
Cnlldrcn were reported in 39.8 per
cent of tho total number of divorced
cuses. The proportion is much larger
for divorces granted to tho wife than
for divorces granted to tho husband;
children being present in 40.8 por cent
of tho former class of divorces and 2G
per cent of tho Intter, A reason suR"
gested for this is that the children are
usually assigned by tho court to tho
mother, and to her, therefore, divorce
docs not imply separation from her
children, while to tho husband it in
volves n severance of tho parental
well us tho marital relation.
Members Will Hold a Get-Together
authoring in Temporary Quarters.
Mil. . ... .
me memncrs or tno vavapnt uuu
Avill gather tonight nt tho now quar
ter of the club In tho Congress hotel
building to ronow tho pleasant asso
ciations interrupted by tho destruction
of the club building by firo recently.
A general Invitation is extended the
memberw to bo present.
The facilities furnished by tho read
ing, writing, lounging, card nnd bil
liard rooms in tho destroyed building
uru now nvnlablo in tho now quarters,
as well as the buffet.
Although temporary, the quarter
have been fitted nt considerable c
peiiso. 'Tho nrrangeinont of tho room
nro fortunately well ndapted for tem
porary quarters until the new club
building is finished.
Copie of the U. S. and Arizona min
ing laws, 25c, at office of the Journal-Miner,

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