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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN.
FIFTH YEAK. PHCENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 20, 1895. VOL. V. NO. 229. Our tats Will take place on Washington's Birthday. First Frizr M V Every Dollar Purchase Entitles you to a Ticket. Our the Lowest. Clothing Store and Free Employment Office. THE SILVER BILL Failure of a Quorum the Senate. in Walcott the Silverite Falls Down. Almost Insurmountable Obsta cles Appear. The Gila Valley Globe and Northern Railway Gets a Right " of Way. By the Associated Press. Washington, Feb. 19. The senate adjourned at 9 o'clock toiiight after a determined btrt fruitless effort on the part of the silver men to pass a bill for the unrestricted coinage of silver. Mr. Jones himself made the motion to adjourn after it Bad been made evident that a voting quorum of senators could not be held in the senate chambers for an all night struggle. One of the surprises immediately preceding adjournment was a resolu tion submitted by Mr. Wolcott, one of the most active silver leaders, declaring that while the welfare of the country required unlimited coinage, the early adjournment ot congress and the press mg demand of appropriation bills it was inexpedient to enter upon a con' sideration of the silver bill at the preS' ent session of congrees. No action was taken on the resolu tion, but it was regarded as sienifi cantly foreshadowing the course of the silver bill when it comes up tomorrow Its Chances in the House. Washington, Feb. 19. The proba bility mat tne jonei silver bill Will 66' cure a hearing in the house if it is passed in the senate is very small. An apparently passable barrier stands before the first step necessary to bring it before the house, a favorable report from that committee. .i The bill will be referred to the coin ase of weights and measures commit tee, of which Mr. Bland, the silver ad vocate, is chairman, but untortunately for the silver men tnat committee is very narrowly divided on the question of free coinage with a probable ma iority against it. With a full muster of the seventeen members there are eight to be listed on all Sides of the question with Mr. Kilgore, of Texas, holding the In Silver. Prices are Always balance of power. Mr. Kilgore was was formerly accounted a free silver advocate, but he has been recently thought to hold views antagonistic to free silver. An additional advantage for the opponents of free silver is found in the absence of Mr. Sweet, of Idaho, who is engaged in a contest for the sen ate at home, so at the best the silver men could only hope for a tie vote in the committee. Chairman Bland savs he will exert every influence in his power to secure a quorum if the Jones bill is sent to the house hut he does not entertain strong hopes that he can secure a report on the bill, if it could be reported he could call it up as privileged in the house and that body would be compelled to place itse'f on record on the silver question, unencumbered by other issues, a pro position that it has not yet been called to vote upon. Arizona Gets Something. Washington, Feb. 19. The president has approved the act granting to the (jila Vallev Globe and Northern com pany a right of wav through the San Carlos reservation in Arizona. WOMEN'S SMILES. Female Suffrage in Califor nia. The BUI Passes the Lower House , by a Strong Majority. , By the Associated Press. Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 19. In the assembly today the woman suffrage bill came np under a special order for final passage. A large number of advocates of the measure assembled early and en couraged the legislators by occasional conferences and engaging smiles. When the question came up an effort was made by Bettman of San Fran cisco, to adjourn, but it was defeated. The bill was then passed without de bate by a vote of 46 to 29, the ladies applauding when the vote was an nounced. HE NEEDED THE MONEY. A State Robber's Excuse for Crime. Orovillk, Feb. 19. Martin Meyers, the aged ex-convict who was the robber of the Forbeston stage coach on Satur day last and who was captured yester day, pleaded guilty today and was sen tenced to the penitentiary for life. As an excuse for his crime he stated that he had been unable to sell mines located in British Columbia, but he concluded that the quickest wav of ob taining monev which he badly needed was by robbery. He iB 65 years old RATHER TENSE. The Relations Between House and Council. A Demonstration Broke Out Yesterday. Assembly Reform Measures In Rough Weather. A Proposed Law to Give Four More Years' Protection to Fe male Virtue. The relation of the council and the assembly toward each other is becom ing tense, almost strained. It threat ens to clog a great deal of legislation which would otherwipehe agreed upon. It came to the surface yesterday by the indefinite postponement in the council of two more or less noted house bills, both of which have easily passed the assembly. One was Mr. Hunt's measure to repress 1 Pinkertoniem, ari l the other was Mr. Marshall' Sanday closing bill, The latter was turned down with eo great facility that the disposition of it augurs ill for the other reform measures which have originated in the houBe. After the adjournment of the council, but before the members bad time to leave the floor, Mr. Hunt crossed over from the assembly hall to express him self upon council methods. His bill, he said, might cot have been infallible, 1 houga the house thought ' it was a meritorious measure,, there might be honest objection to it. Had the coun cil arrayed its opposition in a regular manner and had the bill been defeated after proper consideration and debate, he could have onlv regretted that such an adverse, but honest view had been taken. He wished.j hough, to con denn the hidden warfare which the council had made, not only on the bill, but upon other house bills, which had been asphyxiated in committees. He urged and challenged the coun cil to out itself on record. - His remarks were closed with a threat that a retaliatory course might be entered upon by the house. Other house members expressed dissatisfac tion with this summary method of dis posing of house measures and described it as a sort of legislative lynching by which house , bills had been done to death without a fair hearing. The governor signed council bills No. 3 and No. 1. The first repeals the mer chants' license tax and the latter makes it a felony to remove or alter a legisla tive bill after it has passed into the hands of the enrolling and engrossing committee. The Council. la the council yesterday morning all were present at roll call. House bill So. 41, introduced by Mr Hunt and prohibiting the maintenance of armed bodies of men in the terri tory was taken up. The report of the committee on territorial affairs, who had it under consideration, was that it do not pass. Upon motion of Mr. Dunlap further consideration of the bill was indefinitely postponed. Council bill No. 43 was introduced by Mr. Edwards, relating to collection of debts, credits and other personal prop erty by attachment. It was referred to the printing committee and 100 copies ordered. Council bill No. 38, by Mr. Babbitt, was placed upon its final passage and passed the council unanimously. It requires the recording of conditional gales, the purport of the bill as ex plained by Mr. Babbitt in a brief speech being to prevent complications arising from the sales of leased articles. Council bill No. 23, by Mr. Kemp, re pealing title 1873 revised statutes and relating to recorded instruments as evi- dence, was placed upon hnal passage and passed the council unanimously. House bill No. 24, by Mr. Marshall, prohibiting the keeping open of certain places of business on Sundays, was taken up. The judiciary committee had reported it without recommenda tion. Upon motion of Mr. Nugent it was indefinitely postponed, ayes Ed wards, Jones, Kemp, Lake, Nugent, Packard, Scott; nays Aspic wall, Bab' bitt, Davis, Dunlap and Doran. House bill No. 35, by Mr. Peterson, relating to trials of certain causes, which had been reported with recom mendation of the judiciary committee that it pass, was taken up and made special order for this morning at 11 o'clock. The council then resolved itself into a committee of the whole and consid ered council bill No. 7, the board of control bill. Section 9 relating to the territorial prison and reform school received special attention, and the sub ject of letting out prison and reform school labor to work in mines, fields and for private companies, was dis cussed at length. Several amend ments were submitted and adopted by the committee. At noon progress waB j reported to the council and leave asked to continue consideration of the bill at another sitting. The council adjourned until 10 o'clock this morning for the purpose of giving the members an opportunity of participating in the duck dinner and inspection of the insane asylum yes terday afternoon and evening. The House. When the assembly convened yester day morning Mr. Finley added to the mass of documentary matter on the subject of county division by present ing a protest eigned by citizens of Pima againBt the creation of the county of Papago. Referred to the committee on memorials and petitions. The report of the printing committee including house bills No. 55, 56, 59 and 65. Judiciary committee house bill No. 75 to repeal sub division 4, sec. 4, title 56, chap. 2, revised statutes, recommenda tion that it be transferred to the com mittee on ways and means; house bill No. 82, to amend act 22, session laws 1891, favorably ; house bill 78 to amend certain portions of act 83 Seventeenth Legislature favorably ; house bill 49 to amend chapter 5, title 13, penal code, favorably as amended ; house bill 21 to amend act 77 of the Seventeenth Legis lature, unfavorably; house bill No. 51 to provide for the payment of territorial and county taxes semi-annually, favor ably ; council bill No.22 permitting non resident corporations and surety com panies to become sureties on bonds and undertakings within the territory, re turned to the council for proper en grossment. Ways and means committee, house bill No. 69, exempting unpatented min ing claims and mining outputs from taxation, favorablv. Committee on education, reported that suggestions in that portion of the governor's message under consideration had been covered by bills already before the house; bous9 bill JNo. SO in relation to high schools favorably; house bill No. 79 to repeal chapter 13, title 69, without recommendation ; house bill No. 70 making military instruction a part of the public school course, favor ably as amended ; house bill No. 73 to amend act 21 of the Sixteenth legisla ture favorablv. There was a single bill introduced ; none worthier has been before the leg islature and none worthier will be be fore it. It is calculated to add four vears more of protection to female chastity. The bill is house bill No. 91, by Mr. Barnes, raising the age ot con sent from fourteen to eighteen yearB. Hocse bills 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 83, 89, 90, and council bill No. 15 were given second readings and referred to appro priate committees. A message was received from the council that house bill Nos. 24 and 41 had been indefinitely postponed. Council bill No. 11 to amend sec. 344, chap. 6. of the penal code, was put on its final passage and passed by a vote of 18 to 5. Council bill No. 26 in relation to the Territorial university, unfavorably re ported by the judiciary committee was lost. ayes. 8; navs, 15. The speaker announced hie signature to council bills Nos. 3 and 31. Council concurrent resolution No. 11 introduced by Mr. Wright, with refer ence to the printing of the report of the territorial health oihcer, was laid on the table. Council concurrent resolution No. 10, in relation to awarding contracts lor printing reports of territorial officials, was removed from the table, placed on its passage and lost. The assembly soon after adjourned for the day. Capitol Notes. R. N. La Dow, special United StateB treasury agent, was introduced to the members of the upper house by Judge Edwards. Mr. Marshall's bill requiring the closing of certain places of business on Sunday, was in the council indefinitely postponed. Councilman Kemp went to Gila Bend Saturday night and returned Monday morning after two nights of almost utter sleeplessness. After considerable rumbling the mat ter of a possible removal of the prison from Yuma to Prescott erupted in the council committee of the whole. The Henry Bergh of Arizona is Will C. Barnes, the member from Apache. His bill relating to cruelty to animals is comprehensive and reflective of a tender heart. Twenty dollars for a homicide case and ten dollars for all other felony cases is what house bill No. 44, by Dr. Wright, provides for attorneys ap pointed to defend indigents. If house bill No. 62 shall pass, the boys will have to roll their own cigar ettes. It absolutely prohibits the im portation, manufacture for sale, or buying or selling of the death dealing pets. Cigarette papers are exempt. Rev. Fr. Queti, pastor of the Roman Catholic congregation of Prescott, ac companied by a couple of clergymen of the same faith, one from Flagstaff and one from Los Angeles, paid the council a visit. Scott and Edwards are doing most of the debating for the council. The presi dent has taken the floor effectively two or three times. Messrs. Babbitt, Davis and Aspinwall have at least one speech each to their credit. The balance are sawing wood. Under the provisions of house bill 55 regarding the sale of liquor, drug gists must keep in a book conspicuously displayed a register showing date, to whom sold, kind, quality, and for what purpose all liquor was dispensed. The anti-gambling house bill by Mr. Moore, includes "whist," "poker," "seven up," "hearts," "euchre," "faro," "monte," "chuck a luck," "dice," "A B C," "rouge et noir," craps," "keno," "pool," and"lottery." A bill taxing express companies, in troduced by Mr. Skinner, requires agents of all express companies doing business in the torritorv to make an annual report to the auditor of all gross receipts and to pay a tax of $2 on every hundred dollars of such gross receipts. A RIO YERDE DAY. An Imposing Banquet at the Opera House. It Is Authoritatively Given Out that Work will Be Besrun Within Thirty Days. Yesterday was distinctively a Rio Verde day, on which was made known more of the piaos of this canal com pany than bad ever been known before. The gentlemen from Minneapolis, who had returned the day before from , the proposed reservoir site, were as re ticent as ever and local officials were in their normal condition of uncommuni cativenass. Yesterday forenoon invitations were extended by the Verde people to a ban quet at 3 o'clock in the opera house. The banquet itself was magnificent but the attractive power was a curiosity concerning the movements of the Verde folks and a hope that under the influ ence of warm wine the seal of silence would be broken. It was eo broken; the wine had nothing to do with it though for there was no wine. The Verde people simply announced that they were ready to go to work. It did not take long to tell it and that was all there was to be told and after all that was all that the visi tors really wanted to hear. Local guests were Chief Justice A. C. Baker, Gen. M. E. Collins, Chaplain Winfield Scott, Major J. W. Evans, Dr. W. L. Woodruff, Jas. A. Fleming, H. E, Kemo, Wm. Christy, Walter Talbot, N. A. Morford, Jas. McClintock, J. O. Dunbar, A. S. Mills, C. R. Hakes, J. U. Hudson, C. F. Leonard, P. J; Clark. Local members of the company were President A. C. Sheldon, Secretary J. K. Doohttle, S. C. Svmonds and Captain P.P.Parker. Visiting gentlemen and officials of the enterprise were A. H. Lintcji, of Lang don Linton & Co. the great railroad cont astors;Gen'i. Supt.E. Pennington, of the "Soo" road ; R. B. Langdon, of Minneapolis; D. W. Grant, Faribault, Minn.; S. R. Robinson, of Langdon Linton.&Co; Frank L. Conkey, trea surer of the company; Donald W. Campbell, of Denver, the supervising engineer; Granville Malcom, of Denver; L. H. Wilson of New Brunswick erd C. J. Jones, of Tacoma, Wash. Speeches were made bv several gen tlemen, but Mr. Linton's declaration, We will be here at wors on the enter prise inside of thirty davp, covered the ground. Another speaker whose reputation is national and who enjoys the confidence of caoitalists in the United States and Great Britain, is Donald W. Campbell, in charge of the engineering work, tie btgan hu re marks with a tribute to the character of President Sheldon, after which he descended to cold, wet facts concerning the irrigation enterprise. The storage reservoir, he said, would on initial con struction store enough water in one filling to cover 225,000 acres one foot deep and that the average annual flow of the river was 800,000 feet. There were felicitous speeches by Chief Jus tice Baker, Maj. Evans, Chaplain Scott and others. At a meeting of the atockholders in the morning the following board of di rectors was elected : D. V. Grant, A. H. Linton, Samuel R. H. Robinfon, Frank L. Conkey, Prosper P. Parker, Samuel C. Symonds, Aogustns C. Shel don. The board of directors thereafter organized by the choice of the follow ing officers: A.C.Sheldon, president; A. H. Linton, vice-president; J. K. Doolittle, secretary; Frank D. Conkey, treasurer; Donald W. Campbell, super vising engineer. Executive committee: A. C. Shel don, Frank L. Conkey, P. P. Parker, S. C. Symonds. The Rio Verde contractors consisting of Mr. D. W. Grant of the firm of D. Grant & Co. of Faribault, Minn., and Messrs. R. B. Langdon, A. H. Linton, S. R. H. Robinson and F. L. Conkey of the firm of Langdon, Linton & Co. of Minneapolis, Minn., left last evening in the special car of Gen. Supt. Penning ton. They will return to Minneapolis via San Francisco, Ogden and Denver. NOT UNUSUALLY COLD. No Frozen Oranges on the Denver & Rio Grande. Denver, Colo., Feb. 19. The Denver and Rio Grande authorities contradict the statement recently made in a dis patch from Florence that two carloads of oranges in transit east were frost bit ten. The temperature along the line of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad has ranged no lowerthanon othertrans continental lines and there have been no losses of perishable fruit on account of cold.