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COCHISE REVIEW : SATUEDAY EVENING. JANUARY 26. 1901
Read in Person Before the Legislature
on Monday. A Surprise.
The Governor, in person, read his
biennial message at two o'clock Tues
day afternoon to the two houses With
ered in the assembly chamber, as is
usual. The occasion was made one of
social importance and the floor as well
as the gallery was crowded.
The message, delivered in the direct,
forceful, non-oratorical manner that
distinguishes Governor Murphy's pub
lic utterances had a number of features
far at varianco with the usual stereo
typed messages of the territory's
Perhaps tho most revolutionary of
the recommendations contained was
one that counseled the enactment of a
high-license law, through which com
munities might be authorized to voto
whether or not licenses shall be grant
ed therein. "I do not believe that pro
hibition prohibits," tho Governor an
nounced, "and legislation in advance
of public opinion is never enforced.
The same is true of gambling and
games of chanco and I recommend the
repeal of the law now on our statute
books licensing gambling and that
municipal governments be invested
with authority to Ox penalties and reg
ulate their occupations. It may be a
long time before tho people will de
mand ih supression of gambling in
Arizona but it is proper no.v to stop
giving notice to tho world through our
statutes that it is authorized by law."
Ono of tho strongest sections of the
message concerned the territorial
prison at Yuma Tho conditions at
Yuma are declared to be verging on
tho intolerable. Tho Governor de
clared it the duty of the legislature to
order tho construction of a new and
modern prison, capable of containing
at least 500 inmates. The location he
leaves to the wisdom of the legislature,
but it should be at some point where a
sentence at hard labor may bo enforced
with a degree of profit to the territory.
The recommendation of Territorial
Auditor Vickcrs that a seperate main
tenance tax should be provided in tho
prison is concerred in.
The Governor calls for a more Btrin
ent investigation of personal property
schedules and stated that the great
corporations and the wealthy mine
owners too often evade bearing their
just proportion of the cost of main
taining the government that protects
them. If the value of railroads rise on
the market there is no reason why the
valuation for the purposes of taxation
should not be raised. Tho contention
made by the railroads that they would
pay more per mile than in states where
tho ratos of taxation is lower would be
removed if a fuller assessment of prop
erty were had throughout tho terri
tory. Either the profits of mines or a
proper value upon dividend paying
mines should be assessed. "There is
no possible justification in permitting
great producing mines to escape con
tributing to the revenues of the terri
tory. It is frequently stated that
mines worth $100,000,000 in Arizona,
and which pay interest to their owners
on that amount, do not pay taxes on a
valuation for all their property, real
and personal, of $2,000,000. This is
wroug and in no way can the proposi
tion bo defended that great riches in
gold, silver and cnppor dug from Ari
zona ground and distributed in divi
In the enbt and in Europe should not
b taxed in some form within the terri
tory. The Governor recommends that
Bo irds of Equalization be vented within
tho power to assess mines, as well as
railroads. Assessors should be the
best men on the county olllcial lists and
should be most liberally paid for their
Tho question of conflicting range
rights, especially concerning the re
lations between tho sheep owner and
cattleman, is given extensive consider
ation. The Governor states: "It is
manifestly unjust for droves of sheep
which have grazed undisturbed upon
their raises in tho northern part of
tho territory tho greater part of the
year, to bo driven south during the
short winter months in such a manner
as to invade and destroy in a largo de
gree cattlo ranges, whether they are
merely possessory or titled. It is
equally unfair and unjust for the cattle
grazers of tho south to interfere with
and try to destroy tho sheen industry
of the north. This question," continues
tho Governor, "is likely to become
nioro acuto under tho evident policy of
the government to create forest re
seserves, with the object. It is thought,
of excluding grazing, for tho hotter
protection of tree life and water sup
ply. Should these reserves bo ex
tended in tho northern part of tho ter
ritory and now ones created in the
southern foothills of tho Hradshaw
mountains and tho Verde and Salt
River basins, as I hear is contemplated,
and grazing excluded within theso
area", tho interests of both tho cattlo
and sheep men will, in my judgment,
b seriously affected, and tho question
of ran go rights will becomo still more
dllllcultof solution, and in this respect
there seems to bo an apparent conflict
bntweon tho grazers and tho agricul
turists. In this connection. I recom
mend that you adopt a strong mem
orial to tho Interior Department at
Washington, petitioning that grazing
o permitted within forest reservations
whtro tho water does not shed into
t'io stream that furnish water for irri
ynion. No important industry should
t e injured or destroyed for puroly son
' t'cntnl reasons and where no possible
njury can result to any othor in-
Statehood is urged as a right and tho
egislaturo is asked to give its support
and influenco toward securing passage
t-y Congress of an enabling act. It will
bo necessary to hold a constitutional
convention and to modify some feat
ures of the Constitution passed by the
convention of twelve years ago. The
passage by the legislature is urged
without delay of a strong memorial to
Congress upon tho subject of statehood
The report of the commission ap
pointed under tho provisions of an act
of the legislature for the codification
of tho laws of Arizona as is submitted
without recommendation savo that the
report be adopted without, material
The territorial officers are entitled
to consideration for the stable and
conscientious manner in which they
have performed their duties. A
thorough inspection of official" work
and the conduct of all public institu
tions is invited. Concerning the
Board of Control, it is advised that the
Governor and Auditor be taken from
tho Board and that it be composed of
hereafter of throe citizen members.
The work of the Capitol Commission is
especially recommeded. The Gover
nor's words are: "It is doubtful if a
public buliding has ever been erected
anywhere in the country with such
thoroughness and honesty." A public
and formal Capitol dedication is re
cammended. Attention is called to the report of
the Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion Long, covering the work of edu
cation among the 21,000 school children
enumerated by the last school census
of the territory. Praise Is given tho
management of the University and the
The creation of a Territorial Board
of Health is favored, with a Territorial
Health Ollicer at Its head.
A strong chapter is devoted to con
sideration of the water storage prob
lems now being wrestled with in Mari
copa county and recommendation was
made that if bonds be issued for dam
building they be put under the en
dorsement of tho territory and bo
favored with the benefits of tho Terri
torial Funding law.
Primary election laws and precinct
registration, ropeal of the poll tax law,
rehabilitation of the National Guard
and ample support for its administra
tion, exhibits at Buffalo and St. Louis,
the compiliatlon of the history of Ari
zona, and measures for sending vicious
youth to Whittier or some similar re
formatory institution are among the
The whole message is summed up in
ono sentence: "Arizona has advanced
rapidly during the biennial period and
our people have reason to be proud of
the progress made."
Bisbee Opera House,
February 14, '01
Prof. Corson gives a Bon
Bon party, first and only
one given in this Territory.
The Bon Bons will Le fur
nished at the dood free.
Grand March at 9 p. m
Graham & Schmidt's orchestra.
All the latest dances Good time.
Admission, ladies 25c; gents 51.
COME ONE 1 COME ALL !
uieap uam aiore
Fresh Fruits, of all kinds re-
toivuu uuujr. tviues, J-illjuuia, a
and Cigars, Goods delivered free a
Aledigovich & Nobile
I. W. Wallace : :
AGENT AND BROKER
Bisbee ... Arizona
Revresen ting Mining Prop
erties. Real Eetate Bought and Sold.
Money Loaned and Invested.
Giaconovich & Co.
Life Protection $1000 to $10,000
The call or death assessment plan,
even by its most prominent original ad,
vocates, is generally admitted to be
ono of mistake. The remedy is a re
serve. Tho question to be decided is,
when can this be best applied to rob in-,
creasing assessments of power to work
disaster, to avoid the greatest failure j
in history, and to make our enterprise
the grandest achievement for mutual '
aid and protection. Certainly not I
when an order has become old, and the '
young and healthy are rapidly desert
ing, and those who remain have all
they can do to pay current losses.
It is then too Jato to begin to make
provisions for tho future. The time to
begin is when the order is young: when
the death burden is light; in other j
words, by commencing right. It is for
tho purpose o f putting into practice,
not a theory, but a demonstrated ne
cessity that a reasonable reserve should
be accumulated, that the United Mod
erns were organized. This is the ex
cuse for its existence and will prove its
lasting success. United Moderns differ '
from the usual fraternal beneficiary I
order in 'hat its collection rates are I
equated so as to avoid an increase of I
cost in lato years. To occomplish this
result the collection In the beginning '
is slightly In excess of cost at the be
ginning, and the surplus carried and ,
improved by interest as a reserve for a '
day when tho cost will exceed the col-,
lection. The collection rate of the
United Moderns has been carefully i
prepared and is scientifically correct. I
It is based on tho mortality experience
of tho past and the old line companies, '
and is capable of a demonstration that '
the rate is sufficient in amount to give i
a safe protection and to avoid an in
crease of cost; and of an equal de
monstration that, such a collection is
absolutely necessary in order to per
petuate the very existance or life not
only of our order, but of any other
M. R. Harlan, general organizer of
the Territory, for this order, is now in
Bisbee, and is accompanied by Messrs.
F. W. Howard and A. C. Hester, two
experienced co-workers for tho Mod
erns, and either of these Gentlemen
will be glad to meet with and explain j
the plan to anyone desirous of becom
ing more familiar with the principles
of tho Order. Contributed. i
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Fruits and Confections.
Kitchen . . .
Open Day and Night
Short Orders a Specialty
Meals served to families
Whitehead & Marchell, Proprietors.
GEO. C CLARK, K. M.
C. W. MITCHELL
Examinations and reports made on
mining properties. Designs furnished
for a.l kinds of mining and milling
Assays made in Dupli
cate, 60 cents a metal.
Qualitative and quantitative analyses
made of any mineral substances.
Surveys of Patents in
Arizona and Mexico.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Estimates ol Buildings
OFFICE: J. H. JACK LUMBER COMPANY
Ofllco of the Board of Supervisors, Jan.
All persons wko huvo warrants for
claims of 1000 now in this otllco will
please authorize some person to sign
for thorn other than tho clerk, as I do
not sign for any person, and get tho
same us tho money is in tho Treasury
to pay all claims for 1000.
James F. Duncan,
Clerk Board of Supervisors.
r 1 da nmi mi Town
,1. I. DrtKllUlVl Transfer
j Baggage and Express
Handled With Care.
! Leave orders with S. K. Williams. Tel. No
Ono mile below town in the Cool
Cot ton woods. Call once and you
will ulwnncotno again.
Mining Outfit For Sale.
A common senso whim, rope, buck
ets, windlasses and rope, truck and car,
wator-pipo; complete blacksmith out
fit, mining tools of all kinds, tents, etc.
If taken as a whole it can be had at a
bargain. Apply to I. W. Wallace.
BISBEE CASH FRUIT STORE
Ice Cream and Soda Water
Sweet Cream, Confections, etc. Ice
Geo. Dorflinger Prop.
M. Diamond & Bro.
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING
HATS AND SHOES.
Main Street Formerly the Can Can Restaurant.
We find that we still have left, after our very
successful sale a few very fine ladies tailored
made suits. To dispose of them at once we will
sell them at the regular sale price which means
than the usual prices. Come and look at them.
Also a few mens' $18.00 ready made suits which
we will sell at $10.00 a suit. These suits are beau
tiful an'd perfect in every detail.
Formerly the Can-Can Restaurant
J. B. ANGIUS & GO.
Main St. Bisbee, Arizona
Boot and $boe Store
Dry Goods and Gents' Furnishings.
Just received a fine line of gents' suits,
and up-to-date Stetson hats.
rt i fit f-f-HH-H-H-f-t-H-
Union Meat Market1!"!
PHOENIX Beef, Veal, Mutton, Pork,
Lamb and Sausago a specialty.
BREWERY AVENUE, BISBEE
H H i f-M-H-H-H t t
Bread, Pies and i
WEDDING CAKES t
on hand or to -
I U. S. COURT COnniSIONER, CORONER
b NOTARY PUBLIC. CONYEYANCER
j S, K, WILLIAMS
I JUSTIGE OF THE PEACE
Stenographer and Typist always ut hand
aud dictations taken at hotel or
residence If desired Charges reaso
ablo and services prompt and
Dubache Building 8rett
Money Loaned. Rents Col- )
lected on Commission. General
Real Estato Busidess Transacted. )
Ilouses for Rout. Income w
Property for Sale. Property of $
all kinds bundled on commission
ri& fg-s , iei(S(S,3 j -i e WSey-" r s ? "O o . ISS?1 "5 ?
I Bisbee Transfer & Express I
TO ALL PARTS OF TOWN
DAY OR NIGHT
E. B. MASON, PROPRIETOR
BISBEE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
Ifc DI5DEL KEAL LSI AIL LUMntM g
fc Rents Collected. Property Looked After Money Loaned. S
Sj RESIDENCE TELEPHONE 20
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