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VOL. V. NO. 229.
Our tats
Will take place on
Washington's Birthday.
First Frizr
Every Dollar Purchase Entitles you
to a Ticket. Our
the Lowest.
Clothing Store and
Free Employment Office.
Failure of a Quorum
the Senate.
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.
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
A State
Robber's Excuse
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mr. Marshall's bill requiring the
closing of certain places of business on
Sunday, was in the council indefinitely
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
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
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.
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.

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