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REPUBLICAN. FIFTH YEAR RIZONA, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, 1895. VOL. V. NO. 228. Our Dis Will take place on Washington's Birthday. ITirst Prize nrr rr eve ir m - u Every Dollar Purchase Entitles you to a Ticket. Our the Lowest. Clothing Store and Free Employment Office. IT'S HALF WON. Free Coinage Bill Forced Into the Senate. Bold, Successful Move by Silver Men. Strong Probability that Jt Will Reach a Vote Today. AH Other Business, Even the Appro priation Bills Set Aside to Make a Place For It. By the Associated Press. Washington, Feb. IS. By a boid parliamen:ary move the silver men of the senate under the leadership of Sen ator Jones of Arkansas, forced aside all other pending business including the appropiiation bills and by a vote of 30 to 23 made the bill for the unrestricted coinage of silver unfinished busineess before the senate. Having succeeded in this Mr. Jones gave notice that the silver bill would be kept before the Benate until a final vote wa8 secured before adjournment tomor row. From the strength shown by the silver men on the vote today there was little doubt of Mr. Jones' ability to secure a vote tomorrow. The agricul tural appropriation bill finally passed. The Previous Conference. Washington, Feb. 18. The silver senators were in conference among themselves daring the day regarding the advisability of offering the unre stricted silver coinage bill as submitted for an amendment to the sundry civil appropriation bill but were undecided whether they would pursue this course or attempt to get up the bill as an in dependent measure. The Financial Discussion. Washington, Feb. 18. The senate was the scene of interest today a result of a warm discusaion on the financial question and the personal critciam of the president last oaiuraay. Dtewaris resolution declaring the government had no legal authority to buy gold coin in preference to silver coin for any cause whatever was called up. Stewart spoke of the humiliating position of the United States in being Held by the throat by a gold commission which had power to coerce and squeeze the country up to next October when the contract expired. ritain Presents r-v m I F In Silver. Prices are Always Gray took the floor and championed the presdent statins that he had per formed a duty incumbenton him by law. "Having presented the situation to both branches of congress in appeals almost pathetic in their earnestness," said Gray, "the president was left alone to Rt niggle with the condition and meet it." The Benator told of the tremendous drains of gold from the treasury running np to $7,000,000 in one week. From December 1 to the time of the contract $17,000,000 was withdrawn and only half exported showing that the other half was hoarded at home. AN OPEN TRAP. A Stage Robber Walked Into It. Capture of a Highwayman Forty eiarht Hours After the Crime. By the Associated "re?j. Oroville, Cal. Feb. 18. The stage robber who robbed the Forbestown stage on Saturday last was captured this morning at Palermo by George Hackett, Wells Fargo & Co's. messenger. The robber is an old conyict. After the robbery he went to his cabin near Robinson mills about eight een miles Irom Urovule and re mained there during the night. He then nailed up ' the door and windows and taking his blankets crawled out through a small hole and made off before the officers had thought to watch his cabin. He came down to Palermo and got on the Knight's Land ing train which basses through Palermo at a quarter after four in the morning. He entered a car and took a seat near Mr. Hackett, who is a messeneer of the express company. Hackett spotted the robber a moment later and arrested bim. He was taken to Marysville this morning. Fruit Instead or Grain. Much more food can be grown on in acre devoted to frflit than can be pro duced with any kind of grain. Fruit growing also provides a greater amouut of work and requires a larger number of helpers. To the extent that fruit growing is substituted for grain grow ing there will naturally be an increase of country farming population. This is what is the most needed to make land valuable. The growing of grain makes the land poorer, especially where the grain is sold. Where fruit is grown the chief loss to the soil is in the mineral elements, and the sale of the fruit brings money to purchase these. Sell ing grain never returns enough to re store the fertility expended in growing it. Eural World. LAI MAKERS. Introduction of Several tyew Measures. The Election Reform Bill Passes the House. Also the Act Especially Aimed at Bibulous Officials. The Christy Resolution Made a Special Order In the Assem bly Today. The twentieth day of the Eighteenth legislature was devoid of great interest. In the house it was marked by the in troduction of a half dozen new hills most of which were amendatory of ex isting laws. The bill pvinishing drunk enness by parsons holding official positions under the territorial govern ment, was passed in the assembly al most without opposition. The board of control bill was left, half considered in the whole committee of U.t council, but in its half consideration numerous amendments all calculated to reduce the provisions for expenditures made in the original lull were agreed to. The afternoon in the house was mainly occupied in the committee of the whole having under consideration ihe bill relating to unclaimed property in the hands of common carriers, com mission merchants and others. Its passage was recommended. The Council. In the council vesterday morning Davis, Kemp and Packard were absent at roll call., AH of them took their seats early in the day's proceedings. Council bill No. 40 by Mr. Edwards, was introduced relating to evidence in cerrain cases. Council bill No. 41 by Mr. Doran, was introduced providing 'tr-r. the defense of the territory and to prevent insurrec tion. Under suspended rules it passed to a second reading and was referred to the committee on militia and Indian affairs. Council bill No. 15 by Mr. Lake was passed. It provides for the exemption certain cripples from both poll and road tax. Council bill No. 7 for the appoint ment of a board of control which had been made a special order for the day and hour was then considered in com mittee of the whole. It was taken up by sections. Amendments were adopt ed in committee making the term of the citizen member two years instead of four vears, providing without ex ception that not more than two mem bers of the board shall be members of the same political party, making the annual aalarv of the citizen member $1,800 instead of $2,000 a year, not allowing the governor as member even mileage or other necessary traveling expenses incurred in the discharge of his duty as member of the board, re auiring the citizen member to furnish a $10,000 bond to be approved by the governor, establishing the office aa that of the territorial auditor, limiting .the amount which may be expended for books and stotionery to f250 a year, requiring the board to offer itemized accounts of individual expenses and deducting $400 a year from the amount allowed for clerk hire. At noon the committee arose and re ported the progress to the council ask ing leave to sit again upon the same bill. At the afternoon session council bill No. ,42 by Mr. Packard was introduced relating to fees and salaries of certain officers. A message waa received from the gov ernor transmitting copies of reports of territorial quarantine and health officer. live stock and sanitary commission and territorial auditor. Council joint resolution No. 3, the printing resolution, was reported back as having been passed by the house with the amendment tnat the papers, The Republican and Gazette, print the proceedings in full. Ihe council refused to adopt the amendment by the follow ing vote: Mays Aspinwall, Babbitt, Dunlap, Jones, Kemp, Packard and Doran 7. Ayes Davis, Edwards, Lake, Nugent and Scott 5. Upon motion a committee of three wae appointed to confer with a similar committee from the houie ior the pur pose of adjusting the resolution. The president appointed Messrs. Dunlap, Babbitt and Jones. House memorial No. 6, upon the sub ject of irrrigation, 'was read for the first time and upon motion referred to the committee on petitions and me morials. House bills Nos. 8, 13, 19, 20 and 26 were read first time each and properly committed. House memorial No. 6 was referred to the committee on petitions and me morials. The council adjourned until 10 o'clock this morning. In the House. The opening hours .of the assembly were taken up with the reports of stand ing committees as follows: Commitee on elections, ' council joint resolution No. 6. for the relief of William Christy, without recommen dation. Committee on judiciary, house bill No. 75 to amend paragraps 757 and 1981 revised Btatutes, favorably ; council bill No. 26 to amend paragraph 2488 revised statutes, unfavorably; council bill No. 41 to amend section 344 chapter 6 penal code, favorably with amendment; house bill No. 74 concerning roads and hieh ways, favorably ; house bill No. 72 to amend paragraph 157 chapter 1 title 61 revised statutes, favorably ae amended. The committee on enrolled and en grossed bills reported back house bills Nos. 26, 20, 8, 19 and 13; the printing committe house bills Nos. 45, 57, 42 and 40 and council memoiial No. 7 Mr. Crosby presented a counter ir ritant to Mr. Barnes' Navajo county bill, a petition signed by residents of Grahp.m and Apach counties for an establishment of county boundaries. Mr. Hunt presented house memorial No. 6 urging consrress to take imme diate action in'favor of the free coinage of silver. Then followed the introduc tion of bills. House bill No. 83 by Mr. Wright to amend the law regulating the practice of dentistry. House bill No. 84 by Mr. Cummings to regulate the fees and salaries of cer tain county officials, also house bill No. 85 to amend Act 83 of the Sixteenth Legislature. House bill No. 86 by Mr. Barnes, an act constituting the territorial auditor, ex-officio bank comptroller and defining his duties. House bill No. 87 bv Mr. Moore, to amend par. 443 chapter 2, title 9, penal code; also house bill 89 to amend Act 36 of the eefsion laws of 1889, an act to prevent trespassing and fixing the penalty therefor. House bills 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, were given a second reading and coun cil joint, resolutions No. 6 which had been reported without recommendation was referred to the whole committee and made a special order for 2 o'clock this afternoon. House bill No. 20 amending the elec tion laws reached a final passage and was passed by a vote of 21 to 2. House bill No, 26. punishing drunken ness in county officials, was passed, ayes 22, nay 1. Several bills which had been re ported from the committees to which thfy had originally been sent,, were called up and either recommended or referred to the committee of the whole. The normal school bill was made a special order for Thursday afternoon. Mr. Moore presented a resolution which was dopted, the purport of which v.as that the report of the whole committee upoa any measure which it had had under consideration, should include all amenclmwnts agreed upon in the com mittee. At the beginning of the afternon ses sion house bill No. 19, by Mr. Wild man, an act to prevent crimes against the elective franchise, waa read the third time and passed by the votes of all the members present. The house went into the whole com mittee to consider bouse bill No. 23, an act in relation to unclaimed property in tho hands of common carriers, com mission merchants and others. A half dozen amendments were agreed to and the committee on risine submitted are port recommending its passage. Messages were received from the council announcing the passage of coun cil bill No. 19, exemptingcertain classes of cripples from poll tax and road tax; also the non-concurrence of the council in council joint resolution No. 3, as amended in the house. Messrs. Moore, Marphall and Hull were appointed members of a conference committee with reference to the matter. Capitol Notes. A. pleasant time is looked for today at the asylum. Sunday the legislature put in its high hat and went to church. Gov. Murphy has sent out over 100 invitations for his social tonight. The bill exempting cripples who are heads of families from both poll and road tax, is a credit to Mr. Lake. It passed. Judge Edwards enlightened some of his colleaenes upon the pplendid service rendered for a small amonnt by the ter ritorial auditor. Councilman Scott is no believer in cheap salaries. His experience, he says, has persuaded him that nothing pays better than a good man at a good price. Messrs. Davis and Hunt have been putting in good work on the Nogales carnival trip and it seems likely that transportation will be furnished for the entire legislature and attaches. Chief Clerk Hoff received a package addressed in delicate feminine hand writing. It contained a handsomely embossed silver penholder, gold pen and silver eraser. His smile is frozen fast and will not thaw out for a week. Judge Edwards made his first trip to the territorial prison Sunday, and to use his own words, was greatly edified. He sees several ways in which savings can betaade by the new board of con trol in the conduct of this institution. "Vesterday was the busiest yet of the session in the council. An immense amount of business was disposed of and when the chairman of the adjournment committee arose to perform his regular duty, no explanation was needed. All were glad of a respite. The council manifested yesterday by its attitude toward the board of control bill, a slight disposition io be niggardly. Percentages were shaved off the salaries amount to be allowed, for stationery, office rent, and a heavy bond was agreed upon. The position of citizen member of the board appears to be one demanding ability and experience. Many believe $150 a month to be a small salary for so responsible a posi tion. The members received yesterday Uncle Sam's drafts for mileage. The gentlemen who came from the north by way of Colton, Cal., received mileage only for the usual distance, straight down by way of Preacott. As it waB impossible td have reached Phoenix in time for the opening of the legislature by the latter route on account of swollen streams and as the controller of the treasury has been so informed the gentlemen from the north have every assurance that they will xec: ive their full extra mileage later on. A. NOTBERN GOVERNOR. The Autocrat of Alaska on His Way to His Post. Placer Minlnsr in Ice Sixty Feet Be low the Surface Alaska's Won derful Gold Fields. When Governor Hughes boarded the west bound Southern Pacific at Tucson on Sunday night to return to Phoenix, he was surprised and gratified to en counter an old time friend, an early political colleague and another gov ernor, Hon. James Sheakley, governor of Alaska, on his way from Washington to his northern post. Governor Sheak- ley several years ago was a representa tive in congress from a Pennsylvania district. In his earlier political life he and Governor Hughes stumped the state together. They next met at the Chicago convention at which Cleveland was last nominated. Mr. Sheakley, who had been jnde of Alaska during Cleveland's first administration, had come to assist bis old chief into power again. JMther his worth or services, cr both, were rewarded and twp years ago he was sent back to Sitka not as terri torial judge, but as gcvei nor and auto crat, for his authority is not divided with a legislative brench. His recent visit to Washington was made at the request of the treasury department, in connection with pro posed legislation in relation to the re striction or license of the liquor traffic in Alaska. At present the traffic is prohibited by law b;:t the law is so openly violated that tbe government has found some other method of hand ling it necessary Governor Sbeaffley predicts thai the gold fields of Alaska will soon come to be known as the richest on the Ameri can continent. Though gold mining has been carried on in many parts of the territory for years, operations have only lately begun to be extensive. One company last vear declared a dividend of over $500,000. The work is done under a peculiar disadvantage. The rear roucd the ground in tbe gold fields is frozen to a depth of sixty feet and is removed only alter the ice is melted by building fires of wood upon the surincw of the ground ar.d later upon the bottom of the excavation as ihe digsing proceeds. Arduous end slow as the operation is it is satiefEctory for the frozen ground and ice glitter with gold. It is everywhere. Governor Sheakley has introduced an innovation into Alaska of whirh no mention ha3 been previously made in print. He ha3 caused a large number of reindeers to he imported across the strait from Siberia and he believes that when these animals have flourished and spread throughout those lonely wtsteB, at least one discomfort will have been removed. When he parted from Governor Hughes at Maricopa, he extended through him an invitation to all the people of Arizona to come to Alaska next summer and make themselves at home at the executive mansion. BAPTIST CHILDREN. Beautiful Fairy Operetta at the Opera House. The little Baptist boys and girls as sisted by their friends save a delightful entertainment, last night at the opera house. The first part consisted of a charming litte operetta "The Revolt of the Bees." Part second was "Tbe Fairy of the Fountain" and part third "Good Night Drill." Lunch consisting of coffee and cake was served. The Baptist cakes are always good. The, children participating were Marian Por ter, Hazel Street, Ada Belle Goodrich, Beulah Montgomery, Frankie Keilner, Etta Murray, Ada Boyd, Beadie Kin caid, Olga Coggins, Mamie Fickas, "I aura Williams, Annie Garnett, Frankie Baker, Maud Johnson, Mildred Kelly, Jessie Sheridan, Gladys Hoadley. Mary Baker, Louise Abrams, Vivian Rosscn, Birdie Shott, Alice Redewill, Floy Ros son, Clav Parker, Walter Logan, Briges Goodrich, Bert Purdy, Tom Purman. Coin and Bullion. San Francisco, Feb. 18. Silver bare, per oz., 595n(S593-a ; Mexican dollars, 4849.