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THE COCHISE EEVIEW, SA1UEDAY, MARCH 9, 1901
COCHISE REVIf
Published Every Saturday by
W. B. KELLY, Editor.
Entered at the Postofflce at Bisbee,
Ariz., as second-class mail matter.
Advertising rates will be made known
on application to this office. Legal pub
lications in conformity with Territorial
Statutes. Reading notices, 10 cents a
'ine for each insertion.
Subscription One Month 25 cents.
BISBEE, ARIZ., MAR. 9. 1901.
THE LEGISLATURE. .
COUNCIL.
Cochise C. C. Warner Republican
Maricopa J. M. Ford Democrat
Plraa J. 11. Finley Democrat
Yumn K. S. Ives Democrat
Pinal Geort'e P. lllair ...Democrat
Yavapai H TVAmlrews Democrat
Qrahum C. M. Shannon Democrat
Navajo Colin Camptell...Kepulllcan
Gilo -...S. B. Claypool Democrat
Mohave M G. Burns Democrat
Coconino M. J. Riordun Republican
Apache F S. Porklns Republican
ASSEMBLY.
Cochise Mike Gray Democrat
Cochise Steve Roemgr Democrat
Cochise H, M. Woods.. ...Republican
Maricopa P. P. Parker Democrat
Maricopa J. P- Ivy Democrut
Maricopa Chos. Paterson.JJemocrat
Maricopa H A. Fowler Republican
Pinal Win. Beard Democrat
Pinal Alex . Barker Democrat
Pima Sam Barkley Democrat
Pima A. C Bornard Democrat
Pima Joe Corbett Republican
Yavapai O. L. Geer Democrat
Yavapai F. R, Ward Democrat
YavapUi T E. Camphell...Republlcan
Mohave Kean St. Charles-Democrat
Coconino JumeH Walsh Democrat
N.avajo W. J i'orpan Democrat
Apache Richard GibsonRepublican
Yuma Jesslo Crouch Democrat
Graham -Andrew Kimball Democrat
Graham..., E. J. Ijams Democrat
Santa Cruz -A H. Noon -Democrat
Gila C L. Houston Democrat
TERRITORIAL DIRECTORY-
Cancressman J. F. Wilson Prescott
Executive Department.
Governor N. O. Murphy Phoenix
Secretary C. H. Alters Phoenix
Auditor G. W. VICKERS Phoenix
Treasurer T. W. Pemberton Phoenix
Attorney Gen C. F. Alnsworth Phoenix
Adj. Gsn H. F. Robinson Phoenix
Supt. of Schools R. L. Long Phoenix
Judioiahy Department Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Webster Street Phoenix
Also. Justice R. E. Sloan Prescott
Also, Justice F. M. Doau Florence
Atso. Justice G. R.Davis Tucson
Clerk Thomas Grlndell Phienix
U. S. Marshal W M. Griffith Tucson
U. S Dist. Atty..,.R. E. Morrlsson...Prescott
Clerk Dlst Court W. C. Foster Phoenix
A Yuma paper has charged Auditor
Vickers with "holding up" Yuma busi
ness men before penitentiary contracts
were awarded. This is a most serious
charge and should bo investigated at
once.
If it turns out that one of the results
of the present legislature is un increase
in the territorial tax levy, as has been
intimated, we fear the Democrats, two
years hence, will have trouble in mak
ing satisfactory explanations.
A letter in the Globe Times last
week, signed "Jun per," and which
was .vritten by Representative Houston
from that county, gives one the im
pression that he is "sore" and tired of
the job. Every bill that Houston has
introduced has either been strangled
in its infancy or been snubbed and
dubbed as it grew older, until it died
of its own accord. Verily, the path of
the legislator is not strewn with rose?.
The house by the overwhelming vote
of !)7 to 58, on Wednesday of last week,
rejected the senate amendment to the
Indian appVopriation bill of $100,000
toward a dam on the Gila river at San
Carlos for the government wards. This
information is a hard blow to the
friends of irrigation in the west who
fought so valiantly for this appropria
tion; It is a blow to the hope for any
definite plan for the reclamation of the
arid west by the government for years
to come. As one representative on the
floor of the house put it, "our people
don't want any more competition in
the agricultural products. Prices are
low enough now."
It now looks vory much like the
many county division propositions
which threatened the taxpayers of sev
eral Arizona counties, in the early days
of the legislative sossion, would come
to naught and all the counties remain
as they are for two yoars more. This
is as It should be, as all the counties
are now heavily burdened with taxa
tion, and division of any of them
would necessarily increase the expense
of government. The people of Clifton,
who very much desired to divide Gra
ham county, abandoned the proposition
last .veek without oven introducing the
measure, on which considerable time
and expense had been expended. The
Clark county measure is still threat
ened, but it is doubtful if that bill will
bo p.is3od. Tho proposed division
of Cochise county is dead for tho pros
cnt, though Jimmy Riggs says now lifo
will bo breathed into it two years
bence.
PRISON CONTROVERSY SETTLED.
Tho present legislature has taken de
cided action in settling the prison re
moval controversy, over which past
legislatures havo wrangled for ten
years, and in theopinionof the Review
the controversy has been settled in ac
cordance with economy and the best
interests of the territory. The legis
lature last week passed a bill providing
an appropriation of $20,000 for the im
provement and enlargement of the
penitentiary at its nresent location in
Yuma. Notwithstanding the fact that
Governor Murphy had recommended
that tho old prison was entirely inade
quate to accommodate the number of
pr.sonors there, and suggested that a
new prison bo built, he vetoed the leg
islative bill above mentioned when it
reached him. In the house the bill was
pushed over the governor's veto by the
bare strength of 10 to 8. Corbett of
Pima, Republican, cast the deciding
vote. He at first passed. When called
again he totaled up the vote and cast
his ballot for Yuma. In the council
the only two members voting to sus
tain the veto were Perkins of Apache
and Riordan of Coconino.
In the past there have been some
royal legislative battles fought over
the proposition to move the territorial
prison from Yuma to Prescott, many
bills for that purpose having been in
troduced, fought for by Prescott and
the northern counties, and defeated.
Now that the old prison is to be en
larged and made hew by the expendi
ture of $25,000, it is to be hoped we
will hear no more of prison removal,
and we congratulate the citizens of
Yuma on the favorable outlook for a
season of "peace of mind" as far as
any fear of losing the prison is con
cerned. In the improvement of the prison
the 25,000 provided by the bill just
enacted, supplemented by the judicious
use of prison labor in the work to be
done, should create a model institution.
Suitable buildings should bo provided
in the walls wherein convicts may be
employed in the manufacture of shoes,
saddles and harness, leather or any
other merchantable article. When
these buildings are provided there will
no doubt be men and companies eager
to occupy them and employ the prison
labor in factories of various kinds.
This will reduce the cost of maintain
ing the prison, besides giving employ
ment to the prisoners, without which
there need be but little hope of refor
mation. The prison is well located at
Yuma for manufacturing such things
as prison labor can produce, as it is on
the Southern Pacific main line, directly
reaching the larger centers of popula
tion in Arizona, as well as southern
California.
Taken all in all, the people of Ari
zona should feel grateful to the pres
ent legislature for the settlement of
the vexed question of prison removal.
The governor's veto of any bill look
ing to the strengthening of Yuma as
the permenent location of the prison
was to be expected; he is a Prescott
man, and ho naturally wanted to help
that town in its fight for the prison.
"I'LL be here again in less than a
week. I'm off to Hermosillo, Sonora,
to look after some mining property,"
said Frank Qualey yesterday as "he
caught the cannon ball train. Mr.
Qualey recently sold a group of six
copper claims in the Lone Star district,
near Safford. Star.
Mr. Qualey, above mentioned, was a
shining light in the Arizona Copper
Smelting company, with hindquarters
at Safford. About everything that is
on the ground is either in the hands of
the sheriff or a receiver.
Early in the session of the present
legislature a bill was passed requiring
nil employers of labor to have a regu
lar monthly pay day. The bill was
signed by the governor and became a
law. Now a bill has been Introduced
for the repeal of the new law. The
law should never have boon passed, as
it is evidenco of a disposition on tho
part of the law makers to interfere in
matters of private business. The law
has no more merit than one which
would require every laborer to pay his
grocery bill on a certain day in each
month.
IN reading of tho grand parade at
Washington incidental to the inaugu
ration of President McKinley we failed
to find mention of Mark Lulley, of No
gales and his two black bears.
The Montana houso lias voted to add
to tho school fund the $30,000 of alleged
bribery money deposited with tho state
treasurer during the senatorial strug
gle of the last session.
Gloue has organized a
club. Bisbee can "skin
money, marbles or chalk.
base
em"
ball
for
AN UNPOPULAR LAW.
One of the most unpopular bills in
troduced in tho present legislature is
one making debts contracted by parties
working a mine under a bond a lien
against the property, and providing for
the sale of tho mine to satisfy the lien.
It is true that Arizona has had hrr
share of mining sharks who have de
frauded business men, adjacent to the
scene of their operations, out of mer
chandise, tools and supplies of all kinds,
and in some instances the employees
have never had a pay-day, but these
cases have beon very rare, as the west
ern laborer has a convincing way of en
forc ng his demand for payment of ser
vices honestly performed and past due,
which is peculiarly his own. Cons rv
ative business men have long since dis
continued tho practice of selling every
mining company that commences oper-,
ations without a previous thorough in
vestigation. The men that would be
injured by the passage of such a la v
would be the small mine owner, who is
unable himself to develop his claims
and must depend on outside capital to
demonstrate tho value of his property.
He would not dare bond his claim if
the proposed bill became a law for fear
the operator would permit debts to ac
cumulate, allow the property to be sold
to satisfy the lien, and then have his
friends purchase the property, and by
this means secure a valuable property
for a nominal figure. But where would
the old prospector and miner come in?
His years of toil and hardship would
have gone for naught through the en
actment of an unwise law which would
benefit no one.
THE INAUGURATION.
Monday last the nation's capital was
the scene of a brilliant military and
civil display which, according to press
dispatches, far exceeded any inaugural
display in tho history of the nation.
The event was the inauguration of
William McKinley as President of the
United States, and Theodore Roosevelt
as Vice President, to serve for the suc
ceeding four years. The preceding
four years has been an era of prosper
ity unequaled in this country before.
The Spanish-American war, which
marked the introduction of the pres
ent foreign policy of the government,
was the cause of this marked activity
in all channels. Especially did the
manufacturing cities and transporta
tion companies reap the benefits. The
President again takes his seat with
conditions in the Philippines un
changed. Recruits are being enlisted
for service in those islands and the end
is not yet. Unless order and good gov
ernment has been established before
tho President's term expires, and the
era of prosperity has diminished, we
may expect a dhange of sentiment at
the next election. Prosperity was the
platform upon which McKinley and
Roosevelt were elected, Without this
argument their campaign speakers
would have found it difficult to defend
the administration in iU policy toward
the Filipinos and the present refusal of
liberty to the Cuban-. McKinley's
present term promises to make history
for this nation. Will it be history we
shall be proud of in the future remain?,
to be seen.
The Prospector seems to think it is
the main stay of the Board of Super
visors and rushes into print on Wed
nesday in their defense before any one
was hurt. The article last week stat
ing the condition of the Mexican left
in the stable was a plain statement of
facts, which can be verified by the
Prospector il that paper wishes. There
was nothing in the article that could
be called an attack on the board; and
moreover, since the publication one
member of the board said the Review
did the right thing by bringing the
matter before the public. This was
not a case of an indigent being admit
ted to the eounty hospital. It was a
case of shelter and food at the imme
diate time. The officer refused to. fur
nish it on the ground that the county
had refused to pay for a similar bill in
December. In another column will be
found a statement by Mr. Reay which
clears up the matter and states the po
sition of tho board. If the Review
ever criticises tho official acts of the
Board of Supervisors wo shall expect
tho Prospector to rush into double
leaded matter in their defense. That
sheet now holds an illegal contract
from this county, awarded by the pres
ent board, which means several dollars
in the pocket of tho Prospector man.
TnE woman sullragists havo taken
Phoenix this week by storm and are
hob-nobbing with members of the legislature.
TTyTlTTyRA t
OPEN COURT OF
PUBLIC OPINION
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WHAT THEY SAY.
S. R. W. Robinson, of the firm of
Robinson & Toohey, railroad contract
ors, was in Bisbee Sunday, and a Re
view reporter produced a clipping from
the Phoenix Gazette which stated that
there was u misunderstanding between
Robinson & Toohey which would prob
ably lead to a dissolution of partner
ship in the near future. Mr. Robinson
denied the report emphatically, and
said "the report was probably circu
lated by a broken down politician who
was in our employ for a short time as
time keeper, and who afterwards re
turned to Phoenix." You can quote
me as saying that, so far as I know,
M r. Toohey and I are on very pleasant
terms and the work in Mexico is going
forward without any difficulty. Mr.
Robinson said tho grade had been com
pleted thirty-five miles in Mexico, and
track has been laid a distance of fifteen
miles and is progressing at the rate of
a mile a day. The grado east has been
completed for a distmce of twenty-five
miles. No steel will be laid east until
the track layers have overtaken the
graders in Mexico. As usual, Mr. Rob
inson denied all knowledge of the east
ern connection of the South Western
road and said he really did not know
how far his grading contracts extended
east.
A Review reporter met Mr. Ben
Williams Monday morning just after
he had returned from a visit to the new
Spray shaft in company with Superin
tendent Walter Douglas. "Ben" Wil
liamsthat's the way the old miners
speak of him, and they all have a warm
spot in their heart for this former su
perintendenthas been away from Bis
bee a little over one year, yet he saw
numerous changes on every hand.
"The Spray shaft is a beauty," said Mr.
Williams, "and is the finest piece of
mining machinery in the west." Mr.
Williams was around town Monday
shaking hands with old employees, who
gave him a hearty reception men who
had worked hand in hand with the old
superintendent in building up the Cop
per Queen from its infancy to its pres
ent state of industry and productive
ness. Mr. Williams .left on Tuesday
morning for Nacozari in company with
Walter Douglas and will return to Bis
bee the latter part of the week for a
few days visit.
Geo. B. Reay, member of the Board
of Supervisors from Naco, was in Bis
bee Wednesday, returning from a trip
to Benson, where he went to consult Su
pervisor Delehanty on business per
taining to the office of the Board of Su
pervisors. Mr. Reay talked to a Re
view representative in regard to the
care of the indigent sick and wounded
in Bisbee who were unable to be trans
ported to the county hospital. "You
can quote me" said Supervisor Reay,
"as saying that the Board of Supervis
ors is willing to pay all just bills for
the care of indigents in the town of
Bisbee, and although I am only one
member of the board, I believe I speak
for a majority of the members in this
matter." Mr. Reay gave as his reason
for the disallowance of the bill for the
care .of the indigent.Mexican who was
wounded here in December, that the
board was under the impression that
the wounded man was in the employ of
tiie Copper Queen company at the time
and the Board considered it the duty
of the Hospital Department of the Cop
per Queen company to take care of this
man. "Afterwards," said Mr. Reay,
"I discovered that the man was not an
employee of the company and at tho
next meeting of the board this bill will
again bo taken up for consideration."
Mr. Reay said the Board of Supervis
ors was trying to do their duty as they
saw it and would continue to do so, but
that any interpretation of a remark
innde by ose member of the board to
the effect that indigents should be left
lying in tho street, was not the senti
ment of a majority of the board by any
means. Mr. Reay said ho thought the
Review did tho proper thing in bring
ing this matter before the public. Mr.
Reay has stated the position of the
board. Now the officers should do their
duty take proper care of helpless in
digents and keep the expenses at all
ti-nes within reason.
J. S. Williams this week completed
the foundation for the new boiler and
hoist at the Lake Superior & Western.
THE ARIZONA PRESS.
We observe from the El Paso Times
that Doctors Weeks and Williams are
operating in that city. Weeks will be
remembered as the long-haired fake
who had the fight with John Carbine,
and who never came back, though un
der bonds to appear as a witness in tho
case. This liombre usually escapes
without a scratch when involved with
his victims for, in tho Carbine case at
least, he soon had his patient so weak
he was comparatively harmless. Globe
Times.
The legislature ought to be careful
about enacting laws dealing with labor
questions. The council bilfpassed both
houses providing for paying salaries to
employees at the end of each month
by check or coin is an exceedingly dan
gerous measure and never ought to
havo been reached. Reputable cattle
men and farmers employ men under
conditions favorabie to both parties.
Some times these conditions provide
that when a farmer sells his hay or prc
ducelhe will pay his help, and the cat
tleman will nay his men when he sells
certain brands of cattle. This law, how
ever, would punish both of these men
for a violation of these statutes. We
hope Governor Murphy will veto this
peculiar bill, as wo believe the legisla
ture passed the bill under a misconcep
tion of its effects upon the public and
private business. Phoenix Gazette.
When it comes to the question of
county division in Arizona, while it
may be a meritorious proposition in
some cases, as a rule, we would suggest
congealing a few of tho old ones to
gether instead of making new ones.
Globe Times.
Governor Murphy made a grievous
mistake in recommending an appropri
ation for the improvement of the peni
tentiary, and then vetoing the bill
which made the appropriation called
for. It seems that the governor did not
want the appropriation to go into the
improvement of the penitentiary if not
removed from its present location. But
this matter of removal is a matter for
the representatives of the people to de
termine, and their word is final, so it
was with the bill making tho appropri
ation. The governor vetoed it, but it
was passed over his veto by the legis
lature. Star. b
The Twenty-first legislature, in its.
munihcent appropriations, reminds us
of the strolling thespian who gave away
principalities at night and begged a
quarter with which to buv his break
fast in the morning. Belt'
The gross earnings of the Santa Fo
railroad in Arizona were $549,000 for
the year 1900. Its taxes were an enor
mous cipher. Not only are the people
of Arizona paying this road exorbitant
freight rates, but they are paying its
taxes also. If there is any justice in
this the man with patches on the seat
of his pants fails to see it. Enterprise.
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Several prominent cattlemen suggest
that the inspection fee of 5 cents is too
large, that 2i cents is sufficient, and 3
cents should be the maximum. In manv
states the inspection fee is only lj
cents. Range News.
Ben Heney of Tucson will on Tues
day morning, under direction 'of tho
investigating committee, begin investi
gating the board of control and the au
ditor's office. Mr. Heney is a good ac
countant and a man of excellent repu
tation: yet it will bo in order for the
Arizona Renublio.-in tn imtrin o ii,i..
of abuse because he accents tho posi
tion. Enterprise.
It is reported that the war depart
ment nronoses to mnvp thn AiiH.a nt
me .tvpacne inuians, who are now pris
oners of war of the United States, from
the San Carlos reservation in Arizona
to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Tho Apaches
of San Carlos havo long been dissatis
fied, and have asked the government
repeatedly to let them move -jo some
other portion of tho government lands.
Many plans have been devised to make
them more satisfied with their lot, and
now it is thought if sent to Fort Sill,
vhero their relatives uro imprisoned,
they will becomo contented. Lieuten
ant Hyer has sent a lengthy report of
the investigation into tho condition of
tho Indians, and approving the pro
posed move to Fort Sill. He savs it
w,i n e a" appropriation of about
$10,000 to pay for the transportation
and to build little houses for tho new
comers which are now occupied bv tho
prisoners. Bulletin.
A legislative committee is at work
investigating the office of tho territo
rial auditor and attornov general. If
reports are true, it seeina'probablothat
suns will be filed to compel tho auditor
to reimburse tho government for war
rants drawn. All officers should desire
a thorough investigation of their of
fices. If their offices wero properly
conducted no harm cun bo done them
by the investigation. Copper Era
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