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VOL. 39
y NO. 308
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tVtHY Dft
(Yesterday's Afternoon Session.)
After the message from Pelegate B.
S. Rodey to Hon. Frank A. Hubbeil
had been read In the House yesterday
afternoon, during the discussion on the
creation of Quay county, Mr. Llew
ellyn arose and was addressing the
chair when Mr. Martinez moved to ad
journ until 10 In the morning, but the
chairman ruled him out of order be
cause he was making the motion while
another had the floor. As soon as Mr.
Llewellyn finished, Mr. Martinez re-
. sumed his motion to adjourn, but this
was voted down. Minor amendments
were then adopted. Mr. Cristobal San
chez then presented an amendment to
change the name of the county from
Leonard Wood to Quay. Mr. Llewellyn
moved to table the amendment. Mr.
Sanchez withdrew his amendment. Mr.
Mclvers moved to adjourn but the mo
tion was lost. Mr. Bowie presented an
amendment to change the name to
Quay. Mr. Llewellyn moved to table
the amendment. Mr. Bowie made a
plea to change the name and his refer
ence to Mr. Quay's efforts was received
with applause. Mr. Dalies opposed the
name Quay on the ground that Mr.
Quay should be given more than the
pitiable honor of having a county nam
ed after him. Mr. Llewellyn said he
would yield to no one in his admira
tion for Senator Quay, but the com
mittee unanimously decided on Wood.
The county lies next to Roosevelt
county and it is fitting that the two
counties should be created at the same
time. Mr. Pendleton poked fun at the
members for speaking so frequently
when there are many ladles present
Mr. Crlstoval Sanchez spoke in favor of
Quay.' Mr. Sanchez stopped to read
telegram from Delegate Rodey that the
statehood fight Is on. Every reference
to Quay, Wood and statehood was re
r ceived with unchecked applause. Mr.
Pedro Sanchez most -vehemently ugcd
the name of Quay. Mr. Sanchez said
if he had a son to be baptized he
should be named Quay. Mr. Sanchez
pounded on Mr. Llewellyn's desk with
such vigor that Mr. Llewellyn protest
ed. The Speaker held the protest well
taken and ordered Mr. Sanchez to re
turn to his seat. ' Mr. Sanchez did not
return and soon again forgot himself
and pounded on Mr. Llewellyn's desk
with great force. Mr. Llewellyn rather
angrily protested and the Speaker
again ordered Mr. Sanchez back to his
desk. Mr. Sanchez continued to stand
tn the middle of the room and after he
had most vehemently spoken for some
time, he was again ordered back to his
desk but again disregarded the order.
Mr. Dalles finally raised the point that
Mr. Sanchez was not speaking to the
question and the point was sustained.
The motion to table the amendment
was lost by 10 ayes to 13 nays. The
amendment was then adopted and the
name changed by 15 ayes to 8 nays.
The bill passed by 20 to 4.
The bill to create Roosevelt county
caused a second prolonged fight. There
was a difference In the .committee on
county and county lines regarding it.
Mr. Gutierrez is chairman of the com
mittee and the other members . were
ready to report the bill favorably. Mr.
Gutierrez declined to present it on the
grounds that he had not had sufficient
time to examine it. Mr. Baca moved to
suspend the rules and receive a report
from the committee on " county and
county lines. Mr. Gutierrez objected to
rushing bills through the House. He
said he had not been given an oppor
tunity to examine the bill as he should
and the other members of the commit
tee were trying to force him to make a
report really before a bill reaches him
so that he could look into it. Mr. Baca
and Mr. Llewellyn said that when a
bill is referred to a committee it goes to
the committee and not to the chairman
alone. When the majority of the com
mittee is ready to report it should be
done. Mr. Dalies moved that the'
chairman of the committee on county
and county lines make an immediate
report on amended Council Bill No. 4.
An act to create Roosevelt county. Mr.
Baca withdrew his motion as lhat by
Mr. Dalles covered the case. Mr, Bowie
protested against such action and said
Mr. Gutierrez should be given time to
examine the bill at length. The report
was ordered by a vote of IS to U. Mr.
Romero moved to adjourn but the mo
tion was, lost by a vote of 6 to 14. Mr.
Gutierrez then commenced to prepare
his report and Mr. Llewellyn presented
the majority report of the committee
recommending the passage of the bill.
The House, waited some little time for
Mr. Gutierrez to examine the bill and
then he made a report without recom
mendation on the ground that he had
not been given sufficient time to look
Into the matter. The majority "report
of the committee was then adopted.
Mr. Baca moved to suspend the rules
In order that the bill might be read the
first and second times. Mr. Gutlerres
moved to table Mr. Baca's motion and
on the roll call, used his privilege to
explain his vote to say that he had been
unjustly treated and robbed of ' his
privilege member of the House,
He protested at some length. The mo
tion to 'table was tost by S ays to II
nays. Mr. Eduardo Martinez at once
proved to adjourn but the motion was
lnt. The roll was called on the motion
to" suspend the ' rules and this, resulted
In 15 ayes to 9 nays. As a two-thirds
vote is necessary to suspend rules, the
motion failed. Mr. Llewellyn at once
moved to go Into a committee of the
whole to consider the bill. Mr. Kilpat
rick Insisted that the refusal of the
House to suspend the rules caused the
bill to take its regular course. The
Speaker read the rule of the national
house of representatives on the subject
and it makes it unnecessary even to
iso Into a committee of the whole and
permits action to be taken. Mr. KP
patrlck then moved to adjourn and it
wa.4 lost. Mr. Martin Sanchez caused a
great laugh by saying that he was so
anurous to see the bill pass that In or
der that his votes might not possibly
be misunderstood, he intended to vote
on all roll calls tn connection with It In
both English and Spanish, and he did.
The vote on the motion to adjourn was
8 ayes and 16 nays. Mr. Llewellyn
moved to read the bill the third time
preparatory to placing it on Its pas
sage, but Mr. Gutierrez moved to table
the motion and the motion was lost by
8 ayes to 16 nays. Mr. Llewellyn de
manded the previous question on his
motion and Mr. Gutierrez moved to ad
journ. The last motion was declared
out of order by the Speaker and the
previous question was ordered. The
bill was then read the third time. Mr.
Turner presented an amendment . and
said that in the passage of the bill cre
ating Quay county, there had been
caused a slight discrepancy in the
boundary lines between the two coun
ties and it was desired to correct this
In the present bill. Mr. Gutierrez mov
ed to table the amendment but the mo
tion was lost. Mr. Martin Sanchez
then moved to adopt the amendment
and Mr. Llewellyn demanded the previous-
question. . Mr, Gutierrez , moved
to table Mr. Sanchez' motion but was
declared out of order. , The amendment
was then adopted. Mr. Sanchez moved
the reading of the bill by title prepara
tory to its passage and Mr. Llewellyn
demanded the previous question. Again
Mr. Gutierrez moved to table Mr. San
chez' motion and again was the motion
declared out of order. The bill was
read by title and Mr. Baca moved the
passage of the bill while Mr. Dalies de
manded the previous question. On the
roll call on the previous question Mr.
Gutierrez' made an Impassioned speech
against receiving such treatment and
declared he was given no rights or
privileges whatever. Mr. Baca finally
demanded that he be called to order as
he was not explaining his vote and the
Speaker took the same view of the
question. The main question was or
dered by a vote of 18 to 6 and the bill
was then passed by 19 ayes to 5 nays.
The House adjourned at 5:50 until 10
o'clock this morning.
Classes are Crowded for Room Provision Should be Made for Another
Dormitory, Class Room Building and an Armory The College is
Doing Splendid WorkIts Scope is Mot Local.
(Morning Session.)
The Council was called to order at
10:15 and after roll call there was
prayer by Rev. W. R. Dye. The jour
nal was read and approved. The com
mittee on territorial affairs, through
Mr. Jaramlllo, reported favorably
House Bill No. 55, An act to provide for
an assistant secretary of New-Mexico
Council Bill No. 41, An act to prohibit
desecration of the American flag, pas
sage recommended; Council Bill No. 47,
An act to repeal the law on bounties
and making provision In regard there
to, passage recommended by Mr. Dun
can and Mr.-' Pinard, passage not rec
ommended by Mr. Jaramillo; Council
Bill No. 27, An act to require police of
ficers to enforce the law on Sunday ob
servance and to prevent the sale of
liquors and gambling on Sunday, pas
sage recommended by Mr. Plnardpas-
sage not recommended by Mr. Jaramlllo
and Mr. Duncan.
The committee on privileges and elec
tions favorably reported Council BUI
No. 64, An act to amend the election
Mr. Hughes introduced Council Bill
No. 74, An act to repeal, the law provid
ing for a geological survey of New
Mexico and to make an exhibit at the
St. Louis Exposition. The bill recites
that a large amount of money has been
collected for these two purposes but
that the government has taken- no ac
tion regarding the survey; Many mem
bers of congress are opposed to the ad
mission of New Mexico as a state and
for these reasons the bill provides that
the Louslana purchase exposition com
mission shall pay all bills and cease to
exist The money in the two funds
shall be equally divided " - among ' the
seven territorial educational - institu
tions. Referred to the committee on
finance; "'-.':..'.'.-.
Council BUI No. 75 was Introduced by
Mr. Hughes. It recites that the untidy
and delapldated condition of Santa Fe
Id a great regret to alt citizens of New
Mexico; that no capital Is so rich In
historic associations, that It is a matter
of pride to all cltlsens of New Mexico
that the capital should be beautified
and made as attractive as possible. The
preamble recites that th financial eon-
The annual report of the New Mexico
College of Agriculture and Mechanic
Arts for the year ending November 30,
1902, is now being published and will be
distributed throughout the territory
within a few days. The report com
prises the report of the Board of Re
gents to the Governor, the report of the
President to the Board of Regents, and
reports from the different departments
pf the institution to the President of
the College. Much the most interest
ing feature of the publication is the re
port of President Foster concerning the
present condition of the institution, Its
needs, and the work of the past year,
The president's report is of unusual
interest. It shows a condition of things
at the college at Mesilla Park that is
not generally known and understood
throughout the territory. It refers in
detail to the strengthening of the
courses of study, the addition of spec
ial courses in the institution, in domes
tic science and the equipment of a hew
department for instruction in sewing,
which course Is a very popular one with
the young ladies of the college. Ref
erence is made to the recent successful
culmination of the numerous requests
which have been made to the govern
ment for a United States army officer
to take charge of military Instruction
at the college. This military instruc.
tlon is required by the act creating
agricultural colleges and from the re
port It appears that the military de
partment of the college is np Jn , suc
cessful operation. Most of the depart
ments of the institution have received
valuable material additions to their
equipment for the past year.
An interesting feature of the report
is the demand for the graduates of the
Institution, President Foster calls at
tention to the fact that the two grad
uate students receiving the degree of
Master of Science last year now hold
positions with the United States gov
ernment. From last year's class in
stenography and typewriting ten grad
uates went to positions In Mexico, and
ajoining states, which Illustrates the
continued strong demand for' the stu
dents taking the course In English
Spanish stenography In the college.
. The report includes a full detailed
list of the students attending the insti
tution during the past year. The names
of students are given in full, with the
age, residence, and grade of each, and
the total number listed is 307218 boys
and 89 girls. An examination of the
list of names reveals some interesting
facts. Two hundred and forty-three out
of the total of 307 are residents of the
territory and almost every locality is
represented In the institution. Much
more than half of the students come
from beyond the broad confines of Dona
Ana county, so that the institution is
by no means a local one. The great
demand for dormitories by the college
Is Illustrated by the fact that a total
of 135 boys and 52 girls come from be
yond the vicinity of the college and
ment, one of the most important in the
Institution, is crowded temporarily into
a small room of the chemical depart
ment. The sewing classes of the young
women of the college are being conduc
ted on the platform of an assembly
room where no proper facilities are
available for the work, beyond the re
quired equipment which Is good, and
the work of the department b- to
cease whenever the hall is used for its
intended purpose. The Spanish depart
ment of the college is holding its class
es from day to day in a laboratory and
the largely increased enrollment in the
engineering department must conduct
the work by relays of students as the
buildings will not accommodate at one
time all who are taking the work. The
creation of the new department of mil
itary science and tactics of the institu
tion and the fact that the government
has provided the Institution with a
large number of arms and ordnance
Today It is a Hotel Holocaust at Cedar Rapids in
Which Fifteen to Twenty Persons Were
Burned to Death and Twice That
Number Were Severely
consequently require dormitory privl- stores at no cost to the territory, but
leges. All the present dormitory ac
commodations are more than full, the
girls' dormitory having had to refuse
within the past few months a number
of young women desirous of entering
the college, but who failed to do so
from lack of -dormitory accommoda
tions. The institution is without any
boys' dormitory, for which there is an
urgent need. '
The president presents a strong ar
gument in his report for the provision
of new'buildings for-th&"ffoHegeVi'Tt la
evident to even the casual reader that
the Institution is In serious and urgent
need of additional building accommo
dations which it must be provided with
unless the work of the college is going
to be seriously hampered and retarded.
It appears that several departments of
the institution are practically carrying
on their daily work in the instruction "4
of students without any quarters what
ever. The departments of agriculture
and horticulture have absolutely no
class room available for holding their
classes. The domestic science depart-
with the understanding that they must
be properly housed and cared for,
creates an imperative demand for a
suitable building for this work. There
Is absolutely no part of the institution
available for the storing of these arms
and stores.
The president sums up the needs of
the Institution as follows:. First,
building to serve the needs of the de
partments of agriculture and horticul
ture and domestic science. Second, an
armory and gymnasium for the mill
tary department. Third, a boys' dor
mitory. Fourth, an addition to the girls'
dormitory. Fifth, a building for the use
of the library and for an assembly hall
and for the offices of the administrative
President Foster calls attention to
the strengthening of the experiment
station, which Is a department of the
college, and the work being pursued in
various lines. It is evident from the re
port that the territory at large is ap
predating more than ever before the
Importance and value of the work of
this feature of the Mesilla Park institution.
Des Moines, la., Feb. 20. Fifteen to
persons were burned to death and
twice that number seriously Injured in
the fire that destroyed the Clifton hotel
at Cedar Rapids at 2 o'clock this morn
ing. There were 120 guests In the hotel
when the fire broke out and most of
the dead are buried in the debris. Ow
ing to the destruction of the hotel reg
ister, the names of the missing had not
been obtained up to 9 o'clock this mor
ning. The fatally injured are L. C.
Burnette, Nebraska City, badly burned;
Cina Curns, head waitress, jumped
from the third story. The seriously in
jured are Conductor Strickland of the
Northwestern, Clinton, la.; F. C. Out
ing, Center Point, la.; H. W. Bremer,
Lyon; F. R. Moore, Chicago; J. N. Win
ner, Waterloo; J. E. Anderson, Chica
go; A. S. Morrow, Boone; F. M. Gardi
ner, Woodburn; C. F. Taylor, Daven
port; Dr. Groves, Cedur Rapids; C. M.
Larson, Oelwln; L. O. Vernon, C. J.
Dlaiey, Clinton, Ills.; C. F. Hawes, De-
corah, la.; Ed. Templeton, Monticello;
George Taggart, St. Paul; John W.
Leads, Ottumwa.
The fire originated in the basement,
presumably from an electric wire. The ,
flames were discovered by a bell boy
and had already gained considerable
headway. By the time work of sound
ing the alarm had begun, escape was
cut off from the ground floor. At 9:30 it
was stated that there must be 15 or 20
dead bodies in the debris, as a largo
number of persons had been seen to fall
back from windows into the flames.
The proprietors of the hotel also esti
mated that there must be c-lofie to this
number unaccounted for. The work of
identification of the missing was, how
ever, necessarily difficult.
At 10 o'clock all but 10 of the mis
sing had been accounted for. These
are supposed to lie In the debris al
though it is possible they may be loca
ted among the rescued. The ruins are
still burning and it is impossible to
search for the bodies.
The bodies of W. A. Mowry and an
unknown woman were taken from the
ruins shortly after 11 o'clock. The
bodies were frightfully charred. Sear
chers are now at work.
Three more bodies were removed from
the ruins shortly before 2 o'clock. Their
condition was such as to preclude iden
tification. Three or four of the injured
are believed to be dying.
eight to positions In the territory and
dltion of Santa Fe is such that the city
can do nothing. The bill provides that
on the request of the city council and
mayor of Santa Fe, and the approval of
the governor, convicts may be used to
Imnrnvp streets. narks and Dublic 1
places in Santa Fe. Bricks, stone and
other products of the penitentiary shall
be furnished free. The same privilege
is authorized for the construction of an
executive mansion and a building for
the Historical Society. It was referred
to the committee on territorial affairs.
Council BUI No. 78 was Introduced by
Mr. Hughes. It Is an act to preserve
public health In reference to the quar
antine of infectious diseases. Referred
to the committee on internal improve
Council Bill No. 77 was introduced by
Mr. Amado Chaves. It is an act to li
cense pawnbrokers. Referred to the fi
nance committee.
Council Bill No. 78 was introduced by
Mr. Chaves, An act regulating liquor
and gambling licenses so that no such
shall be valid on Sunday. Laid on the
table to be considered in . connection
with Council Bill No. 27.'' c I
Council Bill No. 79 was introduced by
Mr. Albright and is an act to amend
the law protecting school children. Re
ferred to the committee on education.
House Joint Resolution No. 6, provid
ing for the construction of a road by .
convict labor between Santa Fe and .
Las Vegas, was referred to the steering
Council Bills Nos. 27 and 78, regard
ing the observance of Sunday laws was
called up. The majority of the com
mittee on territorial affairs, Mr. Jara
mlllo and Mr. Duncan, reported against
their passage. Mr. Pinard recommend
ed the passage of the bills. Mr. Fall
moved to adopt the minority report.
but Mr. Duncan moved to amend by
accepting the majority report. The
Even in Executive Session
Held to Consider the Pan
am Treaty the Omnibus
Bill is Being Pressed.
He Talks Up for the Territories
and Was Congratulated on All
Sides. Senator Qaay Also to
the Front.
Washington, Feb. 20. At the opening
of the session today the speaker laid
before the house the Invitation of the
St. Louis exposition commission and
the exposition company to congress to
be present at the dedicatory exercises
on April 30, May 2, 1903. Mr.- Tawney
of Minnesota, offered a joint resolution
which was adopted, accepting the Invi
tation on behalf of congress and pro
viding for the appointment of a com
mittee of seven senators and , eleven
representatives to represent the two
Washington, Feb. 20. When the sen
ate met at 11 a. m. today it was still
the legislative day of yesterday, a re-
I cess having been taken last night until
majority report was rejected by a vote ' " morning. xne proceeuings were
r,,n.n uorti. an still Denina ciosea aoors. me ranama
canal treaty was Immediately laid be
fore the senate. Senator Morgan yield
ed the floor to Senator Burton, Repub
lican, and advocate of the omnibus
statehood bill. He spoke especially of
the Importance of the passage of that
Jaramillo voting for It. The minority
report was adopted, Mr. Duncan and
Mr. Jaramillo alone voting against It
The bill was amended in several partic
ulars and was passed unanimously.
A message was received from , the
House announcing the . ' passage or
uuieimcu eluuto .uu-vUvo Kn x t.l. .l.fct K
Hill No. 49. An act to create Quay coun- i """" '
ty; House BUI No. 63, An act relating
to contested elections; Council substi- i
tute for Council Joint Resolution No. 4,
relating to the printing of reports, doc- Senator Burton's speech- was drawn
uments, tc, in Spanish; Counoll BUI out by some criticisms of the decisions
No. 73, An act to create an orphans' of the Republican caucus. Senator
(Continued on Fourth Stags.) ' Quay made- complaint of the publloa-
1 measure, only indirectly, referring to
' the treaty. His contention was , that
' itorlous measure, the statehood bill was
( equally so and that It should be voted
upon. . -
tlon and Senator Hoar said the caucus
discussions were not for the newspa
pers. Senator Burton referred only
briefly to the caucus, then made an ar
gument of an hour and a half's dura
tion In favor of the admission of the
three proposed states. Mr. Burton Vas
generally congratulated upon the con
clusion of his remarks. Mr. Dubois of
Idaho, followed with a speech in crltl
clsm of the treaty and of what he
characterized as the summary action of
the Republican caucus. The most In
teresting event of the day transpired
before the beginning of the routine pro
ceedings, when Senator Quay rose to a
question of personal privilege. He sent
to the desk and had read an article
from a New Tork paper of this morning
accusing him of violating a pledge
which the paper stated, he had made
In the Republican caucus Wednesday to
support the treaty to the exclusion of
every other subject.
He said that such was not the case,
but that on the contrary, he had pro
tested to the last in the caucus of any
action looking to the displacement of
the statehood bill. He called upon oth
er senators to testify to this effect and
several did so, among them Senator
Foraker, who said that he was quite
sure that Senator Quay had made no
such pledge. Senator Lodge stated that
he had not heard him make any re
mark. Senator Nelson expressed the
opinion that a pledge was at least im
plied. Senator Hoard thought that the
proceedings of the caucus should not
be revealed, not even In an executive
session of the senate. Senator Burton
expressed the opinion that there should
be a committee on publication, and
having taken the floor for that pur
pose, went on with his statehood
Washington, Feb. 20. The president
today sent these nominations to the
senate: j
Registers of Land Offices Samuel A.
Abey at Pueblo, Colo.
Receiver of Public Moneys John J.
Lambert at Pueblo, Colo.
B ook Markets.
New York, Feb. 20. Closing stocks
Atchison, 67X;' Atchison pfd., 100;
New York Central. 148 ; Pennsylvania,
U9H'A Southern Pacific, 64 K; Union
Pacific, 101K: do. pfd., 95; United
States Steel, 39; do. pfd., 88.
The Wool Mark.
8t. Louli, Mo., Feb. 20. Wool,
weak, unchanged. :
Territory and western medium, 17
W(l floe, 13 17Xi coarse,' 13 15.
He Preferred Being Killed to Opening His Door
for Another Lodger.
New Orleans, La., Fob. 20. A negro
named Lafayette Sims, who barricaded
himself in a north Rampart street lodg
ing house early this morning and dolled
the police, shooting frequently at them,
was finally killed by the officers after
the firo department had been called out
and preparations had been made to
smoke him out. The origin of the
trouble was trivial. The landlord tried
to compel Sims to open the door to make
room for another lodger and when re
fused sent for a policeman who smashed
the door. Sims began to shoot.
Three Safes of E. J. Arnold and Company
Were Opened Today.
St. Louis, Feb. 30. The three steel
safes In the turf Investment offices of
E. J. Arnold & Co. were opened today
by experts, at the direction of Receiver
Swarts. Two were found to contain
only books and papers, and the contents
of the third and largest safe has not
been revealed. The legislative Investi
gation committee resumed its Inquiry
today into the methods employed by co
operative concerns.
(lood Old Pope Leo Celebrated the Twenty-
Fifth Anniversary of His Pontificate.
Rome, Feb. 20. The Pope today cele
brated a jubilee In honor of the twenty
fifth anniversary of his Pontificate. lie
completed the functions of his jubilee
without undue fatigue, upon returning
to bis apartments be exclaimed, "This
Is really the happiest day of my life!"
Sherman Bell, the Rough Rider, Will be Adju
tant General of the Centennial State.
Denver. Colo., Feb. 20. Governor
Peabody today appointed the following
officers of the national guard: Sherman
Bell, Independence, adjutant general;
William H, Sweeney Jr., Pueblo, assist
ant adjutant general; Frederick W.
Gross, Denver, inspector general; AVil
llam R. Freeman, Denver, military
secretary: Peter Oliver Uanford. M. D.,
Colorado Springs, surgeon general; Clias.
H. Miller, Denver, state armorer. The
governor also named his staff of colonels,
(19), one being Hartley li. Calvin of
New York, Feb. 20. Money on call
steady at 2 per cent. Prime mercan
tile paper, i 5tf per cent, silver,
New York, Feb. 20. Lead, quiet.
310.12K. Copper, firm, 812.90
$13.10. :
Chicago, Feb. 20. Close, Wbeat, May,
77Jf;July, 73K- .
Corn, hob., 43X;;May, 45 45f.
Oats, Feb., 34; May, 35K-
Pork, May, $17.85; July, $17.05.
Lard, Feb., 89.55; May, 89 55.
Ribs, May, 89.60; July, 89.45.
Kansas City, Ml., Feb. 20. Cattle, re
ceipts 3,000, Including 250 Texans;
market steaay to strong.
Native steers, S3 so g 93. zs; Tex
as and lnaian steers ss.sd g .iu;
Texas cows, 82.50 83.50; native cows
and heifers, 81.75 84.50; stockers end
feeders, 82 .50 84 50; bulls 2.25 3.75;
calves, 82.00 80-50; western steers;
83.00 $5.00; western cows, 81.75
Sheep, receipts 2,000, market strong.
Muttons 83.50 $6.00: lambs,' 83.00
$6.55; range wethers 83.00 $5.50;
ewes $3.25 85.40.
Chicago, Feb. 20. Cattle, receipts,
3,000; market steady to strong.
Good to prime steers, 85.50 fa 86.00;
poor to medium, $2.25 $4.50; stockers
and teeders,.$2.35 $4.50; cows $1,40 0
$4.40; heifers, $2.00 .$9 60; canners.
$1.40 $2.50; bulls, $2.00 $4.25;
calves, $3.50(9 $8.00; Texas fed steers,
$3.50 $4.25. I
Sheep, receipts, 7 500; sheep strong
strong and higher. I
uooa to choice wetners, 15.00 s.75;
fair to choice mixed, $4.00 9 $5.00,
western sheep, $4.75 a $5.75; native
lambs, $4.75 Q $7.10; western lambs,
$4.75 $7.00.
Tho irrigation commission met yester
day afternoon and was In session until
late last nigbt at the office of the secre
tary, Col. George W, Knaetel. There
is a difference of opinion among the
members as to whether the lands under
the control of the commission should be
leased or sold. Some members favor sel
ling the lands outright, while o'.hers be
lieve they should be leased so as to form
a fund for the building of reservoirs.
They contend that by lousing the lands
a permanent fund will bo provided and
that sites for reservoirs will be retained.
There Is another difference of opinion
In regard to the bill now pending in tho
Council for tho appointment of a terri
torial engineer. It is asserted that the
Irrigation commission has full and am
ple powers to employ an engineer, to se
cure all the data, and do all the work
that is authorized in the bill introduced;
but that, should tho bill be passed, it
will give to one engineer the arbitrary
power to fix water rights and he will not
be subject to any board or revising body.
It is contended by some of the members
of the commission that this should not
be done, but that the commission should
employ the engineer In order that he
might be subject to a board and that
the commission should take action on
the data that he secures. No decision
was reached, and the commission ad
journed to meet again at two o'clock
this afternoon. A'numberof members
of the Council committee on irrigation
met with the commission.
Provides for Redistrictlng of Territory
A Washington dispatch says: "Dele
gate Rodey has introduced a bill amend
ing the act authorizing the appointment
of an additional associate justice of the
supreme court of New Mexico, to provide
that the chief justice and bis associates,
or a majoriy of the members of the su-'
preme court, may re-dlstrlct the terri
tory of New Mexico into five judicial
districts and make such assignments of
judges as shall be deemed proper.
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