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MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS Ilix BELT . .. - Volume IV, Number 140 CRAZED HUSBAND SLASHE! WIFE Cuts Her from Ear to Ear and Kicks Prostrate Body .REALIZING TERRIBLE DEED, OLD DOMINION EMPLOYEE PLUNGES HEADLONG INTO WELL IN VAIN ATTEMPT TO TO SUICIDE IN JAIL PENITENCE PROSTRATES ASSAILANT Crazed because his wife would not return to him, his mania heightened through the ravages of consumption, M. Fisher, a carpenter employed at tho Old Dominion sawmill, slashed his wife from ear to ear across the hack of the neck last night, and leaving her for dead, jumped into a well, in an at tempt to end his- own life. At tho Old Dominion hospital Mrs. Fisher is in a critical condition, weak from loss of blood, but with hotter than a fighting chanco for recovery. Fish , er, who was rescued from tho well just in time to save his life, is a prison er in the county Jail, badly bruised about tho head and body as tho result of his attempt at self destruction. Tho gory affair occurred near the homo of Barney Rice, near the Moun tain Viow hotel, at 8 o'clock last night. About a month ago whilo the Fishers were living in a house belonging to Barney Rico, near tho Mountain Viow, Mrs. Fisher became seriously ill. At the solicitation of her husband, she took a room on Cottonwood street near Broad, where sho could receive the assistance of friends in caring for their child, a four-year-old daughter. Yesterday afternoon, having sufficiently recovered to leavo her room, Mrs. Fisher went to her home in North Globo. Her husband mot her at tho houso and an altercation ensued. At about 6 o'clock, Fisher went to his wife's room, and induced, her to return with him to their homo, where Mrs. Fisher wished to securo articles of wearing apparel. What happened in tho house, no one knows. As they wore leaving, however, and proceeding toward the home of Barney Rice, the husband attempted to end both their lives. With tho words "Hero's where wo both die," he drew a razor and made a vicious lunge at his wifo. Tho keen odge-took effect just at tho, base of tho brain. It opened a gash from ear to ear and to the bono in depth, sev ering all of tho muscles at the back of the neck. " A terriblo .struggle ensued. Stunned by tho shock of tho wound, but mindful of her own peril, Mrs. Fisher grasped tho blado of the razor. Al though its keen edge cut her hands to ribbons sho clung to the weapon and finally succcedod "in breaking tho blade. Overcomo by loss of blood, sho collapsed and as she foil, the brutal husband kicked her. With tho prostrate form lying beforo him, with tho life blood of the woman ho had sworn to protect staining his own hands, while she lay ap parently dead at his icet, a realization of tho crimo which ho had committed camo over the husband and with that realization camo an appreciation of her place in his lifo and of the lovo which ho had onco borne for her. With out her, his own life was nothing, and suicide was his next thought. Ho clutched tho handle of the razor with which he had so brutally at tacked his wife, but that weapon had lost its murderous power. In a des perate attempt to destroy himsolf, he leaped headlong into a nearby well. Tho bloody affray had by that timo attracted tho attention of tho neigh hors and they rushed to tno sccrie of the murderous assault to investigate the terrible affair. They arrived Just in timo to see tho half-demented husband leap into tho well. Fortunately the fall had not rendered him insensiblo and he was rescued after a struggle. "Take me to Jail," ho moanod es he was lifted from the well. Without resistance, almost eagerly in fact, he accompanied Jack Maryin, a neighbor, to tho county Jail" and gavo hlmAlf up. The Old Dominion ambulance wss called at onco and the woman rushed to the company hospital. Tho medical staff of that institution gave her sur gical aid at onco and staunched tho flow of blood.. It was found that tho wound, although horrible in its appearance, was not necessarily fatal. The sovered muscle and tissue was stitched together. Later tho woman regained consciousness and told of a part of the terrible experience. "Where is sho? Is she dead? Has she a chanco to recover?" cried tho anguished, half-crazed husband through the bars at the county Jail, when in terviewed by the Silver Belt later in the evening. "Please tell me she is not dead and that she will recover," he almost shrieked as his nails clutched the palms of the hands until the flesh was al most bleeding. "I was wrong Why did I do it?" "Yes, I tried tokill her. Sho left me. She would not return to me. I was sick with consumption. When sho told me sho would never live with me again, I must have lost my mind. Are you suro she will live?" Even though assured that his wife would recover, Fisher would hardly bellevo that he had not murdered his wife. "It don't matter what becomes of me," ho sobbed as he staggered back to his bunk. "It wasn't drink I was crazy. Why did I try to kill her?" With sobs shaking his frame, Fisher was helped into his bunk by a fel low prisoner. The realization of tho awful crimo which he had committed was upon him. " ' Tho Fishers were married Ave years ago. Both had suffered from ill health. Fisher was insanely jealous. Those who know" tho family say he treated his wife cruelly and that it was tho combination of all these things which led up to tho gory assault which camo so near costing two" lives. Fisher will' bo detained in jail pending tho outcome of his wife's in juries. What action will eventually lo taken by tho authorities remains to develop. 10 RESGUED FM,si ES OCEAN PARK, Cal, March 21 1. A West and Miss Martha Hunt, his siistcr-in-law, both of Snow flake, Aru , were rescued from certain death in tho vuives today by Hare White, a lifo guard, and .1 S Wilson of Los An geles. Tho man and woman wore 111 bathing when they weie caught by tho ill ended riptide and carried eaward Both West and Miss Hunt were splashing 111 tho surf only a short dis tance lrom shore when a hcav comber swept them off thoir feet IJoth strug gled desperately to regain their foot OCEAN I IN BRUTAL MAN hold, but were unsuccessful and had lb gien up when White and hastened to tliciraul. SUSPECT LOBBY ON SHIP SUBSIDY BILL House Committee Passes In vestigation Order WASHINGTON, D. f , March 24 A resolution declaiing 111 substance that a lohbv exists in behalf of the ship sub sidy bill, and asking the appointment of a committee, of investigation, was todn adopted by the house committee on judicial Ex Governoi Ileiruk of Ohio, John lln3 Hammond and R P. Schwenn of tho Pacific Mail, aro named in the resolution as mcnibeis of the Merchant Muine league, organized to secu'ie the passage of the subsidy hi 1. GLOBE, GILA COUNTY. NER ......j.. ......4..4.4. STRANGE BEASTS SUGGESTED FOR RTF, Air ArATTCRTAT, . WASHINGTON, D. C , March 21. Tho introduction of the hip- f popotamus, camel, eland, spmgbok, fr trekbok, dikdik, coodoo, giraffe, and other African animals into America, was a suggestion of the 4- meat problem by speakers in the -fr 4" houso Loininitteo on agriculture to- 4 day. fr Ex-Boers, agricultural experts -fr fr ami many familial with African fauna, declared that all tho ani- $ fr mals named really mado excellent $ fr steaks and roasts and should be $ fr imported and raisec, in Amciica 5- under the terms of tho Broussurd fr bill now pending. LL .INSPECT R. S. Lovett, Head Whole llarriman System, Will Reach Here Todav WILL COME IN ON . SIX SPECIAL CARS Accompanied by Randolph, Kruttschnitt, Stubbs and Others Headed by R. S. Lovott, churnnn of the lio ud of directors of the Hai iiman interest, and the successor of E. It llariunan, 0110 of the most powci iul delegilions of lailroad officials oer in this put of the country will sit this city todav. TI10 delegation m.11 anno here eailv tins Lirenoon on a special train made i.'p ot si pin ate cars, -according to advices received heie lust night. Sup eiiintendent (J. t. Mnll.ud of tho Globe division of the Anona Eastern, left J01 Bovviq at (i o'clock jesterday af ternoon with a special engine, which will haul the train into this cit. It was thought last night tha'f the paitv would anno hero a about 7 o'clock tins morning, although the exact tnuo is not definitely known. ' Aside fioni Mr. Lovett, the ' rout w ill be undo up of ""Julius Kruttschnitt, dnectoi of maintenance and opeiation of Hie Ilnrrinian line,-., at the head of tho Southern Pacific lines in Anon 1; J. C. Stubbs, vice president and trafhc d'lectoi ot the Southern Pacific; It. S. Stubbs, assistant geneial freight and passcngei agent of the Randolph svs tern; W. II. Wlialen, superintendent of the El Paso division of the Espee, and other well known men. This is Mi. Lovett 's fiist 1s1t through tho southwest, since lie sifeceeded E. II. Ilarmnan as the head of the great IPirrimau sstein. In company with Mr. Kruttschnitt and other well known lailroad olhculs, ho is touring the ejitiro llarriman sstem, unking one of the most general inspect on trips eer,at tempted In the head of an transpor tation ssteiu at one time. On the annal of the special train in this cit, the local .mls mil shops will be inspected, after winch tho visi toig will pioceed to Miami and inspect the recently lompleted extension of the Arizona Eastern line. It is hardly like lv tint the visit will be of anv gieat length, as so many thous ind miles of ti.uk are being covered b Mi. Lovott and Ins part that no extensive stops aie being m ide The paity will come hero dnect fiom El Paso and will proceed through the terntoiy, Liter inspect . the Meuean Hies and in all piob ibilitv, head direct ly foi the coast. CHANCE TO RECOVER FOR AGED SENATOR D VYTON , El 1 , Mnich 21 Senalor Daniel lias had a satisf.actor day. Dr. (liowing sis that he now ieels the senatoi has a chance for recovei. BIG TREE FINDER DIES AT RIPE AGE SVN ERANCISCO, Cal., Maich 24. Galen ( larke, discoveiei of tho Man posa Big Trees, and for twent cars guardian of the Yoseinite, died tonight, aged UO. B ML IB ARIZONA, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1910. MS Collapses "When Asked If He Ever Received Money for His Vote SIX MORE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL SQUEAL Other Accused Grafters of Pittshurg Give Bond and Will Kplit PITTSBURG, Pa.. Starch 24. The confessions of si men who appeared be faro Judge Eiaser today caused sensa tions. The climax camo when George B. Anderson, a former select council man, fainted as the court asked him if ho had eei leceived money for his otc. Bofoie the judge could fin sli his question, Anderson had fallen back waul, striking his head on the floor of the courtroom. Attendants and atjor inns rushed to his aid and when lie was revived he answered the judge's qu'es tion. Robert K. Cochrane, formerly a mem her ot the eounojl, admitted receiving $000 to vote for the b ink depository ordinance and $500 for tly? ordinance vacantmg South Seventh street. Judge Eiaser wanted to know how it tame that he received so much more than the other (ouncilnien tor voting on thes) measures. Cochrane was unable to m ike a sat isfactory epl ination. lie insisted that ho had distributed none of the mono. Judge Eraser reminded Cochrane that tins was a serious niattei and that he would have to take the case under consideration. No "suspension of sen fence was gianted and Cochrane left tllO (OlUtlOOIlL William Biand, foimer president of the coilnnon council, whose statement to the district attorney was so nnsatis factoi, Ind Ins libeit nit short, lie was sent to the pemtentiaiy to begin serving tho eighteen months sentence for hi her, on wliuh he was com lit ed some months ago District Attorney Bhkely insists tint Biand did not tell the whole turth and was shielding someone, else. The dis tnct nttoine had the mines ot tho per sons Brand is charged w th shielding, but Brand would not give up the de sired information. The confessions of Wlaswn .ind Klein cover tins point, hovvevei. Former Councilman John Tnlor, who w is "implicated in the graft HMnd.il liv Ei. W. II. Weber, brought suit ngunst Weber todn for $25,000 dun iiges T'lyloi Ins mule a public denial and s iv s "Weber's statement is untrue Indicted couiH'iliuen today began to eoinn forward and give bonds 111 court for their appc.ir.iiue, sgnitiig tl at tliov would put up a fight for their fieo dcin. GARFIELD DECLARES BIG PARI! 1ST 5 Says People Are Tired Inactivity and Make shift Business of1 CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 21 The administration was shaipl airaigned tonight beforo the Tippecanoe club by E Gove nor Herrick, who charged gross extiav.aganco and asserted th.it the Iiil'Ii tariff was necessitated bv 1111 businesslike methods of government Herrick was preceded bv James R. Gar field, f minor seeietan of the intenoi Gaifield, in his speech, ded.iied that unless the republican partv con tinned to be progiessive, the people, 1111 satisfied with inaction 01 makeshift leg islation, would certainly express then displeasuio decisively at the polls They must provide adequate regulation of corporations, safeguard public inter ests, make more show ot enforcement of tho law against lllcgil and unfair bus'iics combinations and fully protect corporations that obey tho law. "The Americans of today are de minding a party that will strive first for the public good," he said. "We are ag mi preparing for a gen eial election. Parties and men re sponsible for tho conduct' of national and staoto affairs will be called to give an account of their stewardship, and they will bo judged b what the have dyne for 01 against tho public welfare. "There is a wide difference between BRIBE TAKER Fill FIT IN COURT PROGRES SICILY TREMBLING A BELCHES OUT LAVA STIOM the present day 'standpatters' and the 'progressives.' "The republican party has already recognized tho new order of things and has taken tho first steps in tho pro gressive movement. The great major ity of our people believe in tins new order of things and demand that the lepublican party continue to be the progressive partv. ' delegatTthought II Alaska Officials Tell What They T.hink of Each Oth er in Lower House WASHINGTON, D. C, March 24. Theie was a hot clash again today be tween former Governor W. B. Hoggatt of Alaska and Delegate Wlckersham from that territory in the mectirg of the house committee on tcnitories en gaged in the consideration of the Alas gan government bill. The former favors President Taft's plan of a government by commission and the litter wants a territorial form of government. Eor some time 'there has been a dispute between the two. Today they pointedly interrogated each othei on their respective positions, Delegate Wickcrsham asked Mr. Hog gatt it the latter 's opposition to him had not begun about the time Wicker sham, then on the Al iskan bench, had decided the Cobb miuing case at Fair banks. "Yes,'' replied Hoggatt, "because then I was convinced ou were not a proper person to be on the bench." Mr. Wiokcrslium accused tho former governor of making puClic a letter which he had written to him 111 a con fidential capacity. Hoggatt admitted tho charge, whereupon Delegate Wicker sham declared that at the tune he wrote the letter, he thought "Governor Haggntt was a gentleman " COfAfffliLO RAILROAD IN ARIZONA PHOENIX, Ariz, March 24. Articles of incoiporatioii of the Inter Mountain, St. George & Gland ('niion railway have been filed with the territorial auditor. under the Ari011.1 laws, the cap ital is placed at $24,000,000. Directors M. T. Burgess, J. R. Walter, A. E. Rykert, J. II. Wood fr mansee, Charles Read, A. Hanaucr, Jr.. and E. E. Kimball. It is proposed to construct a main line trom Thermo on tiic Salt Lake load, to a connection with tho Santa Ee at Kingman, a branch from Kanarra, on the pro posed mam line, to the scenic crater of the Grand Cain on. and from another point on the pro posed main line to a point near Moapa. The total mileage is np proximately 400 miles. READY TO ORGANIZE LABOR PARI! Unionists in Philadelphia Would Drown Troubles in Politics PI1ILVDELPHIA, March 21 Tutor est in the labor situation hero centered today in the Convention held bv mem hers of labor un'ons to form a new political party About five handled delegates attended and reporters weie barred. At the close of tho convention it was announced tint .1 committee of eleven, headed by John J. Murphy, pros ident ot the Central Labor union, Ind been cIiohmi to arrange the details of oigiiuing the new party. A rnntrllintm nf nnn d.av'tf 1)TV to fin a pro tho new orgamz.uton will, be nsKcu irnin every ineiiiuer. rson un ionists will be permitted to enroll. There is no chnngo in the street car situation, both the company arfl tho striking cirinen holding to thou "stand lint" polic. HOGGATT IS GENTLEMAN Peasants Rush to Prayer in Wild, Superstitious Fear WORST ERUPTION OF SINCE 1906 TERRORIZES NATIVES HOUSES BURIED AND METEOROLOGICAL STATION IS DESTROYED TWELVE NEW CRATERS CATANIA, Sicily, March 21. Mount Etna is again rn a state of violent ac tivity. Her violence is rapidly increas ing and tonight the gravest fears are felt as to the results. Erom Catania the Associated Press coircspondence motored toward the mountain. Beyon tho village of Mas cahcia, twelve miles in a direct line from the crater, a thick curtain of smoke was encountered which entirely concealed Etna. At Nicolosi, ten miles from tho cra ter, tho entire population had gathered in the square to watch tho volcano. A deep roaring was heard and detonations, resembling artillery followed one an other in quick succession, while the earth shook. One of the guides cried: "An earthquake," and cou'ld hardly be induced to continue. The- hot cin ders covered the ground like a thick carpet. A peasant was encountered coming down. Ho said: "Tho fire is rushing down, lnirnmg ever thing. The lava is like a led hot river." Proceeding a little1 further, four Col ossal columns of black smoke could ba observed. Occasionally they were cut with flashes of fire, presenting an awe inspiring spectacle. The wind opened the clouds for -a moment and a wide strip of fire could be seen 111 the dis tance advancing with monstrous con tortions. It fell like a torrent from Mount Capnols, spreading out in the valley below. i The lava flow had already readied DEMOCRATS SELECT RULES Sims Faction Fail, to Pre vent Selection of Fitzgerald - WASHINGTON, 1). C, March 24. With scarcely the semblance of a strug gle, the democratic members 6f the house tonight named the following four minority members of the new commit tee on rules. Champ Clark of Missouri, I2" votes Oscar Underwood of Alabama, 102. Lincoln Dixon of Indiana, 90. John J. Fitzgerald of New York, OS. The expected fight on Eitgerald for his attitude on tho rules question at the beginning of he present cougiess, when lie with twenty-three other dem ocrats, left tho leadership of Clark and voted with tho republicans, mater l.ilizcd early 111 the meeting, but tailed of any definite result. The faction strength against him musteied fi!) hms of Tennessee headed the faction opposed to the selection of Eitzgerald, and introduced a resolutun to instruct the democratic members to support a resolution to provide for the election b ho houso of .1 committee to select all of the standing committees. This dio not come to n vote. hims, displeased with tho action, de claud Ins intention to force tho pary to show how it stands Clark and En derwood expressed satisfaction at the caucus sold tions The (hone was made b written billot MOTOR CARS BIG FEATURE IN TRADE Last Year's Output Showed $41,000,000 Increase WASHINGTON, D C, March 21-" Automobiles entering the world's mar Imtu ii (lie inr 1!)00 li.ad .1 value in ' ... f 4-Tfl nm) HUD .... nnnmorrt.l 11 itl. Ui:i'S 1)1 JUUUjUUU, .13 Vt.lllf.l.V.l ...... an aggregate value of $0,000,000 for the veai 1902, striking evidence, ac 1IIIEE PRICE FIVE CENTS S w& HISTORIC VOLCANO the vineyards above San Leo and Rin a7o, seven miles from the Cratei, and had buried many peasant houses. It camo in several streams and united hi 0110 great mass about twenty feet high and 1,500 feet wide. Its velocity was estimated at three to four feet a minute. This mighty wall of red hot lava tonight was not more than fivo miles from Bclpaso and Xtcolosi. The meteorological station in the mountain sido had been destroed and the village of Borrello is in serious dan ger. The populace is terror stricken and arc fleeing.' Eifty earth shocks, con tinuous vibiation and trembling for many miles. , Everywhere the villagers are carry ing images in procession and are im ploring for mercy. Twelve new cra ters have been opened up. Help for people in the devastated d!s tnct is being organized here and a large number of doctors and engineers have been sent. The prefect, after a visit to the scene, said: "The spectacle of desola tion is comparable only with the des rucfclon in the wake of-the eruption Prof. Rieco, director of the Etna ob- Piof. Ricco, direcor of tho Etna ob forvatory, said: "The eruption is very grave. The lava has covered five miles in sixteen hours. If my calculations are correct the eruption will not be short." Crowds of tourists, Americans being conspicuous, are flocking to view the spectacle. 1 0. BIGKNELL HAS RESIGNED FRO! 1ISSI0 Will Accept Position With Transcontinental Scrip Bureau at 'Frisco M. O. Bieknell, chairman of the ter ritorial railway commission, has tender ed his resignation trom that position to accept the chairmanship of the Trans continental Scrip bureau at San Eran cisco, according to advices received by Attorney George Stoncman of this cit, esterday. Mr. Bicknell's resignation will take effect on April 1. Mr. Stonemau, wljo is a member of the railway commission, was notified of Mr. Bicknell's resigna tion 111 a communication requesting him to be present at a meeting next Thurs day, at which the matter will bo acted upon As to who will succeed Mr. Bieknell, no one seems to know. It is probable, however, that Ins successor will bo named at tho coming meeting of the commission. Tho question of selecting a chairman is also . "decided Georgo J. Stonemau is the only renaming mem ber of the original commission, but as ho has been the legal adviser of tho board, it is doubtful as to whether ho will accept the position Mi. Bieknell is recognized as one of the best railroad tariff men 111 tho southwest and to secure a man to take his place on the commission will proba bl provo to be something of a difficult task. cording to tho bureau of statistics of tho department of commerce and labor, that tho automobile is an important and rapidly increasing factor in inter national commerce. Tho valuo of automobiles exported in 1908 from Erance, the United States, tho United Kingdom, It ily and Ger many the five leading (countries in their manufacture and sale was more than $15,000,000, a growth of 400 per cent since 1002. Erance leads tho world as an expor ter of motor ears, with the United btates second.