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ICAN. -Mb FIFTH YEAR. "' ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1895. VOL. V. NO. 230. Our Distribution Will take place on Washington's Birthday. First Prize nrr 111 r H r Every Dollar Purchase Entitles you to a Ticket. Our Prices are Always the Lowest. Clothing Store and Free Emplopent Office. LIFTED OUT. The Jones Silver Bill in Its Original Place. Relegated to the Calen dar by a Decisive Vote. The House Frowns Upon the Hawaiian Cable Scheme. The Work Cut Out for the Next Con gress Is Outlined by Mr. Chandler. By the Associated Press. Washington, Feb. 20. Mr. Chandler created something of a sensation in the senate late today by outlining import ant Bteps to be taken by the next con gress including congressional investiga tion of recent purchases of gold by the president of the United States. The speech came unexpectedly as. an inci dent of a debate on the Indian appro priation bill. During the early hours of day the Bilver bill made its exit from the senate. Mr. Jones of Arsansas, in charge of the measure, announced that its friends would make no further effort to paea it at the present session. The disposal ef the measure was emphasized by a de cisive vote of 55 to 12 on Mr. Gor man's motion to take up the Indian ap propriation bill, the effect of which was to displace the silver bill and send it back to the calendar. Mr. Wolcott's resolution declaring for silver, but post poning action also went to the calendar without final action. It was discussed briefly today. Mr. Higgins opposed it as meaning lees and Mr. Mandereon proposed an amendment urging an international bimetallic agreement. The speech of Mr. Chandler signifi cantly urged that the time was near at hand when the Republican party must take affirmative action on bimetallism. Most of the day was given to the Indian appropriation bill, final action not being taken. The House. Washington, Feb. 20. The house today resumed consideration of the . : u:n iitu naval appropriation uin. v lieu me pain orarjh nroviding for the authorization of three hew battle ships and twelve tomedo boats was reached Mr. Dolliver offered an amemdment providing that ,! Presen IS u In Silver. two of the torpedo boats should be built on the Mississippi river. Mr. Talbot in charge of the bill accepted the amendment. An amendment by Mr. Sayres to strike out the item for the authorization of three bait'eships of $4,000,000 each was lost alter considerable debate. Mr. Sayres in closing for the appropriation frankly admitted that he did not expect his amendment to carry. The Cramps were here, he said. Last Saturday Cramp had boasted that this bill would pass. The Cramps had received $22,- 000,000 from the government and An drew Carnegie $4,000,000. Millions had gone to the Pacific coast. These com panies were powerful. Their friends were powerful and he did not therefore expect to carry the amendment. When the coinmitte rose and re ported to the house Mr. Sayres moved to recommit it to the committee on naval affairs with instructions to report it back after Btriking out the provision for three battleships. The motion was defeated and the bill was then nassed without division. Mr. McCreary, chairman of the com mittee of foreign affairs, then called up the conference report on the diplomatic and coDBular appropriation bill ; he ex plained that the house conferees had refused to agree to the senate amend ment appropriating $500,000 for a sub marine cable to the Hawaiian islands and he would ask the house to there fore insist on that disagreement. Mr. Hill, Republican, of Illinois, moved that the house recede from its disagree ment, but an adjournment was taken without action on the motion. THE S. F. P. 4 P. Formal Opening Announced From Chicago. The Santa Fe Will Issue Tariffs to Phoenix by Way of Ash Fork. By tlie Associated Press. Chicago, Feb. 20. The formal open ing of the Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix road has been set for March 11. The road runs from Ash Fork on the At lantic & Pacific, a division of the Santa Fe, to Phoenix, Ariz. The entire length of the line is 196 miles. The Santa Fe route has established traffic relations with the new road and will at once is sue tariffs to Phoenix via Ash Forks. Coin and Bullion. San Francisco, Feb. 20. Silver bare, per oz., C03g60.; Mexican dollars, 4849. THE WIND SETS Dead Against County Division Projects. The Navajo County Bill Overwhelmed. More Reform Measures in the House. The Saloon Singing Girl Bill Passes Almost Witnout Any Opposition. It became evident yesterday morning that there would be no new counties in Arizona this year. The bill creating Navajo county was overwhelmingly de feated in the assembly where it origin ated. It was able to muster only six votes, one of which at least was sympa thetic. The chief opponent of the bill, Mr. Cro9by of Apache, clinched the victory in the afternoon by moving a reconsideralion of the vote. The Papago county bill was ma ?a a special order for next Tuesday,, Two house bills, whose progress has been watched with interest, came to an untimely end in the council. One was an act to protect the rights of working men by preventing discrimination by employers and others against members of labor anions. The other was the bill providing for the punishment of offi cials guilty of drunkenness. The bill preventing females from fre quenting saloons or being employed in placeB where intoxicating liquors are sold, passed the assembly with slight opposition. The council joint resolu tion for the relief of ex-Territorial Treasurer William Christy, was also passed in the house without amend ment. The Council, In the council yeateiy council bill No. 44 was introdoeeu . bv Mr. Scott, authorizing city recorders of incorpora ted town to serve ex-omcio as tax col lectors and assessors and city marshals to serve as license collectors. House memorial No. 5 relating to arid land's, was reported by the committee on memorials and petitions that the words "secretary of the territory" be inserted instead of the word gov ernor, lhe amendment was adopted and the memorial was passed. Word was received later that the houBe had concurred in the amendment. Council concurrent resolution No 1 by Mr. Scott, inquiring into the revenue derived oy the territorial auditor from his office as bank examiner, was in troduced and adopted. House bill No. 35 by Mr. Peterson, providing means of acquiring land for railroad, canal and other improved com panies, was considered in committee of be whole and favorably reported. Being placed upon its final passage it passed the council. Council bill No. 33, by Mr. Edwards, for the relief of Gila county, was re ported by tHe committee on territorial affairs with recommendation that it do pass. It was placed on final passage and patsed unanimously. The bill authorizing the territorial treasurer to exchange territorial funding bonds for certain warrants, thereby saving con siderable difference annually to the county in the rate of interest. At the afternoon session council bill No. 45 was introduced by Mr. Nugent, relating to the payment of certain over due territorial bonds. It was referred to the committee on ways and means. House bill No. 26, by Mr. Hunt, pro viding for the punishment and fining of territorial officers for drunkenness, was reported by the irrigation committee without recommendation. It was placed upon final passage and was lost, Aspinwall and Davis voting aye, the other ten members opposed. House bill No. 8, by Mr. Hunt, pro tecting the rights of workingmen, was reported by the committee on corpora tions without recommendation. It was placed on final passage aad was lost by the following vote: Ayes, Davis, Lake and Scott, 3. Nays, Aspinwall, Bab bitt, Dunlap, EdwardB, Jones, Kemp, Nugent and Doran, 8; absent, Packard. Council bili No. 41 by Mr. Doran. providing for the territorial defense and to prevent insurrection, was re ported by the committee on militia and Indian affairs with recommendation that it do pasB. It was placed on final passage and passed the council by the following vote: Ayes, Aspinwall, Davis, Dunlap, Jones, Kemp, Lake, Jones, Scott and Doran 9. Nays, Bab bitt, Edwards and Packard 3. Mr. Davis on the part of the Nogales transportation committee, stated he would probably be able to make a final report this morning. Mr. Aspinwall gave notice that he would introduce a bill to create the county of Navajo. A message was received from the gov ernor that he had signed council bill No. 3 repealing the merchants' license tax law and council bill No. 31 making the theft of a legislative bill a felony. The amendment of the house to Mr. Packard's council bill No. 11, the hypnotic bill, was not concurred in. It was referred to a conference com mittee consisting of Messrs. Packard and Davis. The labor of considering council bill No. 7, the board of control bill in com mittee of the whole, was continued. Mr. Nugent introduced an amendment doing away with the provision that not over two members should be of the same political. His- theory was sup ported by Mr. Scott, who believed all should be Democrats and opposed by Messrs. Doran and Edwards on princi ples of good government. The report of the committee embodying 16 amend ments, was adopted, several members giving notice that they were not Bure they would not vote against the bill as a whole upon final passage. Messrs. Davis, Kemp and Babbitt were ap pointed a special committee to draft the amendments to the bill. House bill No. 19, by Mr. Wildman, relating to elections and crimes against the elective franchise, was also con sidered in committee of the whole. A number of amendments were reported and it was referred to the judiciary committee. The council adjourned until 10 o'clock this morning. The House. The presentation in the house of a protest from the citizens of Pima county against the creation of Papago county has become as regularly a part of the proceedings as the prayers of the chaplain or the reading of the minutes. There was no departure yesterday morning from the established order of things. The daily petition was sub mitted by Mr. Finley, referred to the committee on petitions and memorials and the house was fully opened and ready for business. The printing committee reported that house bills Nos. 46, 61, 5, 60, 63 and 77 bad been printed and were in the hands of the members. Committee on enrolled and engrossed bills : House bills 62, 54 and 23 were properly engrossed ; house bill 37 was found to be irregular and was referred to the revision committee for correc tion. Judic'ary committee: House bill No. 68 to amend par. 1634, chap. 1, title 9, penal code, favorably ; house bill 67, to amend par. 1631, chap. 1, title 9, penal code, favorably; house hill 89, to amend act 26, of session laws of 1889, reference to live stock committee recommended. Committee on memorials and peti- tionns: Council memorial No. 1, favor ably ; house bill No. 3 for the creation of Papago county, favorably, "with Detitions for and againBt it." Mr. Martin introduced bouse biil No. 92 for the creation of a board of tern torial immigration commissioners. Council bills 23 and 28 and house bill No. 91 were given second readings and referred to appropriate committees. A message was received from the council announcing the passage of house memorial No. 5 as it bad been amended and of house bill No. 35. At this point the temper of the house on the subject of county division was tested. House bill No. 10 for the creation of Navajo county was put on final passage and defeated by thefollow ing vote: Ayes Chenowith, Green law, Hunt, Hull, Martin, Wright 6. Nays Baker, Barnes, Bernard, Crosby, Cummings, Finley, Fish, Gaddis, Herrick, Hinton, Marshall, Moore, PeterBon, Samanierso, Skinner, Wild man 16. House bill No. 23, in relationto un claimed property in the hands of com mon carriers, commission merchants and others, was passed by a vote of 21 to 1. House bill No. 54, to prevent females from freqnenting saloons or being em ployed in places where intoxicating liquors are sold, passed. Yeas 21, navs 1. The substitute house bill No. 62 for house bill No. 15, to prevent the manu facture and sale of cigarettes within the territory, was passed; yeas 21, nays 2. Mr. Crosby moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the Navajo county bill had been lost. This was a motion Mr. Barnes desired to make at the proper time and had therefore voted against his own bill. Mr. Crosby's motion was defeated as he expected it to be and the Navajo county war was over. The assembly then went into a com mittee of the whole to consider several measures, among which was council joint resolution No. 6, for the relief of ex-territorial treasurer, Wm. ChriBty. Mr. Fish spoke in support of the reso lution and Mr. Finley presented two amendments to modify the proposed relief. Both were defeated and a fa vorable report was agreed npon. SHouse bill No. 39. relating to mining locations, and house bill No. 48, con cerning eminent domain, were also favorably' reported. The committee rose and the Christy resolution reacted a final passage and passed by a vote of 17 to 6. House bill No. 39 was also passed. Ayes, 21 ; nays, 1. House bill No. 48 was ordered to a third reading. An hour was spent in ' the discussion of unfinished business lying on the clerk's desk?, but final nor indicative action was taken on no other bills. Capitol Notes. The governor signed the bill repealing the merchants license tax. The law and order bills are experi encing bard lines in the council. Mr. Jones will go north tomorrow to spend a few days at his mining property. Assemblyman Hull will spend Sun day at Jerome where he owns gold, silver and copper mines. a Mr. Hunt has the distinction of . hav ing had so far more bills killed in the council than all the rest of the house together. - An atmosphere of anti-suffrage ner ved es the council. The clerks corner is decorated with colored illustrations, portraying the aDsurdity of the project. lhe bill for the creation of Navaio county, killed in the house, will rise in a new form in the council. Mr. Aspin wall has given notice. Mr. Crosby "haB long uira up nis sieeve. . The hvnntftic bntrarinn hnHhoH t again. Judge Edwaids believes hypno tism to be all nonsense. The bill needs a little more boosting or it will be Euiea. it is now m conlerenee com mittee. The resolution authorizing the terri torial treasurer to exchange territorial funding bonds for William Christy's $16,000 in cash and to release him from the impending judgment has passed both branches. Col. McCord is watching the pro ceedings of the Eighteenth as closely as he did those of the Seventeenth. His name has been mentioned in connec tion with the office of citizen member of the board of control. The council irrigation committee after a hard tussle with the house bill punishing drunkenness in territorial officers, were forced to report adversely. Mr. EdwardB was opnosed because it proclaimed by implication to the out side world that Arizona officials were in the habit of getting intoxicated. Judge Ainsworth was invited to ex plain to the council committee of the whole the purpose and need of Mr. Peterson's bill providing for the aquire ment of, land by railroad and canal companies and means of circumventing unreasonable squatters on school lands. He did so in his usual lucid and forcible style. The most graceful dancer of Gov. Murphy's reception was Councilman Aspinwall. A srnger lonflly encored was Mr. Barnes. It now transpires by their own confession that these gentle men waged a muBical and terpsichorean campaign in the north and literally sung and danced the other fellows under the snowflakes and .themselves into office ' ' . '. .p ;- TO SAVE HER BABY. A Dissolute Woman. Sent to the Insane-Asylum. Proceedings in Probate Court Yes terday Against Mrs. Florence L. Huson. ' . . Mrs Florence L. Huson was com mitted to the insane asvlum yesterday afternoon. The proceeding was some what unusual but touching and neces sary for the saving of her little boy a beautiful child of five or six. The mother is the divorced wife of Willis O. HuBon, formerly a' justice of the peace of this precinct and cow resident of Yuma. After her separa tion from her husband her life became unsatisfactory and gradually disgrace ful. She comes of a good family; her father is Capt. Grove of Castle Creek hot springs. Considerable interest was taken in the woman on this, account and earnest efforts were made to induce her to go to her parents who implored her to quit the life upon which she had entered. All efforts were fruitless and her conduct became daily more dis graceful. Her little boy was dragged about the streets with her and is said to have been made a frequent witness of his mother's shame. Attempts were made to induce her to give him up; to send him to her mother. Her manner of living however still left her a strong but perverted maternal instinct and she clung to him. Among the gentlemen interested in the case were District Attorney Millay, ex District Attorney Williams and sev eral physicians. When nothing else could be done to save the boy it was determined to bring a charge of insan ity against her. She had, in fact, suf fered from a disease which had prob ably unbalanced her mind, but the complainants attached less importance to that probability than to the cer tainty that no sane woman wonld wil lingly descend to such a depth of degra dation. She was arrested yeeterday and the hearing took place before Probate Judge Crouse in the afternoon. Physi cians testified concerning her physics)! troubles and others testified concerning her moral infirmities. Her little boy sat on her lap during - the trial. The defendant protested that she was sane and demanded an attorney and the right to summon witnesses. There is, however, no such right accorded in the statutes. Her mother Mrs. Grove was appointed special guardian of the child. There had been no scene up to this point. The defendant had been calm but indignant. When the little boy though learned that he was to be separated from his mother whose constant companion he had been in her disgrace the situation became so painftjl to the officials that it was de cided to permit them to remain together one more night and tbey were given quarters at the sheriff's office.