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VOL. V. NO. 230.
Our Distribution
Will take place on
Washington's Birthday.
First Prize
111 r H r
Every Dollar Purchase Entitles you
to a Ticket. Our Prices are Always
the Lowest.
Clothing Store and
Free Emplopent Office.
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.
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
In Silver.
two of the torpedo boats should be
built on the Mississippi river. Mr.
Talbot in charge of the bill accepted the
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,
Dead Against County
Division Projects.
The Navajo County Bill
More Reform Measures in the
The Saloon Singing Girl Bill Passes
Almost Witnout Any
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
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
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
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 ;-
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.

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