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PIONEER PAPER OF ARIZONA.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA WEDNESDAY MORlUrlG, APRIL 10, 1912.
OUSE APPROVES 1 WOMAN SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT
LYNCH DISCOUNTS PROGRESSIVISMiMISSISSIPPI
Boys and Women Caught
Trying to Smuggle In
Report is That Yaquis Will
Join Federals and Aid
Vr AMWlatcil I'resn.
II PSO, Tex., April 8. Since
i nl.y "iO.OOO rounds of ammuni
tu n tie tincd for the Mexican rebels
i ii7cd lierc. The rebels arc des
perate to get ammunition across,
even imng women and children in
muKgling A boy was arrested to
day who had ISO cartridges, and sev
ral women were also arrested who
Yaquis to Join Federals.
NOG LES, Ariz., April 8. It
was stated here today that more than
KO aqtiis who arc oposcd to the
rebels, arc now on their way to
Mcrmonllo to join the federal forces
WIN ALL-ALASKA RACE
01I Alaska, April 8. A. A.
Ml.il', driving a team of Malamutc
1or, today won the all-Alaska snow
race of 412 miles. He arrived here
-t I 30 this morning. He won" last
YOUNG OUT FOR SENATE
DIS MOINES, la., April 8,
Lafayette Veto tig tonight announced
his candidacy as United States sen
ator to succeed Senator VV. S.
By Awioctiitcd Preaa.
CITY OF MEXICO, April 8.
The American engineers and con
ductors on the Mexican National
railway will strike on April IS, un
less some unforsecn circumstances
intervene The railway managers
today refused the demands of the
"en and the latter have already
voted to strike if the reply is un
favorable Nearly 800 men are affected.
By Aiioclatcd Press.
NASHVILLE, April 8.-Govcrnor
Hooper tonight announced the ap-
t'ointment of Newell Sanders, of
Chattanooga, as a United States
enator to fill the' unexpired term of
,n late Senator R. L.sTaylor. Sand-
" " th'e Republican state chair-nan.
E. B. O'Neill Waves Red Referendum Rag in Faces Of
Members of the Legislature Who Voted for Emer
gency Measures Recently Passed. .
(Journal-Mincr News Ilurcau,
Room S, Western Union Hldg.)
PHOENIX, Ariz., April 8.-Hy a
yotc of 21 to 14 the house this morn
ing approved an amendment to the
constitution giving women the right
to vote, the only limitation on their
political rights being a denial to
serve as members of the legislature.
The bill now goes to the senate,
where a similar bill has been under
consideration since the first day of
the session, but no action is likely
until several weeks have elapsed.
Under the measure passed by the
house, women arc liable for military
and police duty, and may be drawn
as jurors. It is known that Governor
Hunt favors the bill as passed.
O'Neill Talks Referendum.
While the house was voting on the
storage question the senate was
hearing arguments froth several suff
ragettes of state fame. In addition
to the women who appeared, Eu
gene Brady O'Neill was heard. Dur
ing the course of his remarks he
took occasion to call attention to
the fact that a referendum provision
had been written into the constitu
tion by a sovereign people for the
sole purpose of protecting their
rights and that the legislature had
no right to deny the use of the
same as had been done by the pas
sage of the six-mile liquor law and
other measures. He construed the
constitution to mean that the people
should have a right to express their
opinion on all measures and import
ant beyond all description was the
question of granting equal suffrage
to women, which, he urged should
be approved and submitted. He did
not believe that approval by legis
lature meant the approval of the
question of equal suffrage, but the
approval of the right of the people
to exercise their rights under the
referendum clause of the constitu
tion. Graham Says Initiative.
In the house, Graham of Cochise,
led the opposition forces, taking the
.stand that the relief demanded
could be secured through the initia
tive feature of the constitution better
than by legislative enactment, for
when a law is initiated just exactly
what the women suffrage advocates
desired would be known, llarkcr of
Final, Saxon of Santa Cruz, and
Kcltpn of Cochise, also spoke
against the bill, but Graham on sev
eral occasions made strong points
for the opposition. He was especi
ally opposed to that feature which
denied women the right to sit as
legislators, declaring that if the
ballot was given them, they should
have the right to make laws
Lynch Favors Suffragists.
Lynch made an effective speech
favoring the bill. In part he said:
"There arc those who have voci
ferously heralded it abroad through
out the state that they arc the orig
inal simon pure progressives of Ari
zona and that all others arc poor,
weak imitations; that they arc offi
cially and duly constituted defend
ants of our constitutional faith, and
that all others arc its traduccrs and
defamers; that they alone, of all
citizens of this commonwealth arc
competent to interpret the provi
sions of the constitution in that they
are the originators and inventors of
every tenet and doctrine in it con
tained, and that all others arc weak
anil lowly followers. Yet, I find that
these self-constituted arbiters and
masters of our civil destiny when
face to face with a duty laid upon
them by the provisions of the very
constitution they profess to worship,
arc unable to stand the test aifd seek
by technical Constructions to evade
the responsibilities which that con
Who Did Lynch Mean?
While Mr. Lynch denied in the
preface of his remarks that he had
in mind any member of the house,
his auditors could not lose sight of
the fact that Hradncr opposed the
bill and to remember the speakership
contest in which Governor Hunt
made an effort to prove that Lynch
lacked progressive ideas and Jlie
spirit of the constitution and urged
the election of Hradncr as speaker.
Lynch's remarks were followed by
a speech by Babbitt, who held that
in voting for the submission of the
suffrage measure the spirit of the
constitution was being carried out.
BHgfiton Case Heard.
Hut the suffragettes did not hold
the limelight all day. Hlightou had
a second inning and while no report
has been mndc, it is certain that the
investigating committee will, tomor
row, report that it has failed to find
any person who located the use of
money in connection with the pas
sage of the six-mile liquor law.
niighton, who said the Socialists
had such information, will not be
denied the use of press privileges,
for he has now changed his voca
tion, and is a legislative agent of
the Socialist party as the capitol
the Socialist party at the capitol
floor of cither house, but only to ap
pear before committees when public
hearings arc had.
New Bills Presented.
New bills introduced included one
by Wood of Maricopa, regulating the
business of public accounting; Brooks,
one for a proposed state flag, a
copper flag, and a star taking the
place of the setting sun, but includ
ing an elaborate sunset of yellow
and red with a base of navy blue.
Wood of Maricopa, had an anti
black list law; and Cunniff, a semi
monthly pay day bill; and Worslcy,
a compulsory compensation law for
workmen; and Pace, a bill for the
maintenance of illegitimate children.
The Woodrow Wilson resolution
was recommended for passage after
being materially trimmed by the
committee, jn its present form not
being an endorsement of the candi
date but simply an invitation to ad
dress the bouse should he visit the
state. The San Diego exposition
commission bill also passed the
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Flood Crisis at Hand In
Section South Of
Stirring Scenes Enacted In
Rescues by Boats Plying
On the River
Uy Associated Pros.
WASHINGTON. Anril 8. In an
open letter to President Taft, Sen
ator Dixon, manager for Kooscvcn
today declared if the President does
not repudiate the action of two
iritniiirtrv tiintmnsters in certifying to
Taft credentials to the state con
vention, when Roosevelt delegates
were elected, he will "lie gumy oi
receiving stolen goods. Continuing
"In plain language these acts con
tiimt a theft, unless they arc
promptly repudiated by you, and
those guilty immediately urougm iu
trial, you cannot escape the charge
of being willing o profit by theft."
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Special to the Journal M iner.
.f. WASHINGTON, rtprn o -r
mibhsh a long
T account of where Senator Smith
A of Arizona, strucK
imv in the presence ol
U ladies in an elevator because
the boy did ""I W
4 right floor alter am.... .
4. been in the hotel nearly a
U week. t .
NEW YORK, April 8-Lcad$4.40
PROPOSE TO SELL
ITS WATER SYSTEM
City May Buy Banning Creek Line.
Steps Taken to Extend the Water
Mains For Fire Protection.
There were big doings at the
meeting of the City Council last
evening. A proposition to buy the
Harming Creek water system was
considered; action was taken towards
extending the water mains and in
stalling more hydrants, and building
a fire house for the O. K. Hose
company; and a counter proposition
was made to the Arizona Tower
company in regard to establishing
a new rate for the city lighting pro
viding fourteen additional arc lights
The scheme to sell the Banning
creek line to the city was considered
in executive jesiion about three
weeks ago, but the details were
made public for the first time last
evening. Mayor Goldwater an
nounced that he had a conference
with W. J. Mulvcnon, M. B, Hazel
tine and Walter Miller of Jerome
who represented the Yavapai Water
company had made an offer to sell
to the city the Banning creek water
system for the sum of $30,000, The
company proposes to place a deed to
the propety in escrow to run for six
years and all money paid by the
city for water during that period to
apply to the purchase price, with in
terest at 4 per cent on deferred pay
ments. During that time the city
must care for the maintenance of
the system which will cost $75 a
month for a man to go over the
pipe line daily an extended discus
sion ensued during which it devel
oped that the city had paid for
water to the Yavapai Water com
pany the sum of $22,874 since Sep
tember 1907. The councilmen ac
cordingly figured that the water that
would be purchased within the next
six years would about pay for the
property but on the other hand they
considered the price excessive as it
was reported that the system had
only cost $14,000. It was finally
agreed to offer the company a sum
not to exceed $20,000 and to make
a payment down in case the deal was
Some time ago the Council asked
the Arizona Power company what
price it would make if the city in
stalled fourteen additional arc lights.
In reply Manager Watson addressed
a communication making an offer of
$6 each, accompanied by figures
showing the price was exceptionally
low as compared with that paid by
other cities of similar population.
Councilman Belcher did not favor
the idea of paying $8.50 for thirty
two lights and a different rate for
the additional lights as it might
complicate matters. Councilman
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FIGHT ON SEOAN
Uy Associated Pros.
WASIHNGTON, April fc-Scn
ator Smith of Arizona', commenced
the fight in the Senate today against
the confirmation of R. E, Sloan to
be federal judge of Arizona. He
was flatly refuted the privilege to
present the Arizona legislature's res
olutions against Sloan In an open
session of the Senate, and brought
the wrath of the leaders down upon
his head. Lodge and Culliuger, de
claring the executive papers had
never before been presented in open
session. As a result of the fight the
judiciary committee postponed action
till next Friday.
HOUSE TO EXPEL
Iy Associated I'rtM.
SANTA FE, N. M., April 8,Tln
House bribery investigation commit
tec today decided to report adverse
ly as to the four members chargei
with bribery, and to ask their ex
I) Associated Press.
The flood crisis in the Mississippi
valley is imminent. The chief
anxiety centers in the country south
of Memphis. If the levees iu Ar
kansas, Mississippi and Louisiana
hold another 36 hours, it is believed
the valley will be spared. Officials
declare the banks on the cast side
will hold, and their chief concern
appears as to the durability of those
on the west side... Stirring stories
came today of the rescue of many
families afloat in ' hc raging torrent
on house tops, so far as known, no
lives were lost, hut boats plying
the river rescued' more than 300
women and children. Estimates of
the damage vary, but all agree that
it is great.
Mail Service Crippled.
WASHINGTON, April 8. Re-'
ports from postal superintendents
today state that all mail destined to
West Memphis was abandoned, be
cause of the floods, and no service
will be possible until the water re
cedes. South Memphis service is
LANGFORD DEFEATS McVEY
SYDNEY, Australia, April 8.
Sam Langford, defeated Sam Mc
Vcy in twenty rounds on points.
Langford led throughout the bout.
PRIZE UP FOR
By Associated Pi .
LOS ANGKLIiS, April 8. Ad
Wolgast and Joe Rivers tonight
signed to fight twenty rounds at
Vernon on July 4, for the light"
weight championship of the world.
NEW YORK, April 8.
$16.00 to $16.25.
Castings $15 50 to $1575
FREE SUGAR HAS
NEW YORK, April & 'Silver
58tf. Mexican dollars 4Jy '
Ilr Assoelntnd !ra.
WASHINGTON. April 8. Hunt
ington Wilson, assistant secretary
of state, told the Senate Finance
committee today that free sugar
meant the abrogation of the Cuban
treaty, and placing in jeopardy sixty
millions in exports, chiefly flour,
from the United States to Cuba.
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