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NEW MEXICAN
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SANTA FE, N. M., THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1903.
NO. 13
VOL. 40
THIRTY-FIFTH
LEGISLATIVE
THIRTY-SECOND DAY, THURSDAY. MARCH 5. 1903.
THE HOUSE.
(Yesterday's Afternoon Session.)
The motion, to table the motion to
adopt the report of the committee was
adopted by 16 to The report was
then adopted. The bill was read the
third time by title. Mr. Ortega said he
. could not understand the bill and was
therefor against It. He declared that
if his grandmother should ask him to
support it, he would refuse. The bill
was passed by 17 to 3.
Mr. Ortega moved to adjourn until
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, but
Mr. Baca aafced him to suspend that
unanimous consent might be given to
take up a bill, and Mr. Llewellyn asked
unanimous consent that he might offer
a resolution. Mr. Martin Sanchez
thereupon asked unanimous consent
that he might retire to a committee
room and smoke a cigarette and the
consent was granted for all purposes.
Mr. Baca then called up Council Bill
No. 96, granting to the Woman's Board
of Trade of Santa Fe a lot for the
building thereon of a public library.
The bill is identical with the one intro
duced in the House by Mr. Baca but
this one having passed the Council,Mr.
Baca pushed it to passage so as to save
time. Under a suspension of the rules
the bill was passed unanimously.
Mr. Llewellyn then offered a resolu
tion which was read as follows:
Be it resolved by the House of Rep-
resentatives, the Council concurring!
therein, that the judiciary committee
. of the Council and the House are
- hereby directed and instructed to pre
pare a bill for the creation of. the Dis
trict of Santa Fe, said district to be six
miles square, with the territorial capi
tal as the center thereof; and said bill
to further provide that the District of
Santa Fe shall -be governed in all re
spects as, is the District of Columbia,
and that the power to appoint the com
missioners shall be. vested in the gover
nor orttie Territory of 'New Mexico arid"
provided further that a new county
shall be created out of a portion of the
present county of Santa Fe, the county
seat of said new county to be located at
the town of Cerrillos, and said new
county to be named "Catron" or some
other suitable name, and such remain
ing portion of the present county of
Santa Fe as are not included within
- the lines of Catron county shall he at
tached under the provisions of the bill
to be drawn as hereinbefore mentioned
to the surrounding counties of San
' Miguel, Rio Arriba and Bernalillo.
And be it further resolved, that the
committee on judiciary of the Council
" and the House be directed to prepare
and present the bill in question within
three days from "and after the date of
the passage of this resolution.
It was laid on the' table.
The House then adjourned until 10
o'clock Thursday morning. -
THE COUNCIL.
(Morning Session.)
i After prayer and the reading of the
'journal in the Council, President Chav
es presented a communication from the
National Good Roads Association which
-was referred to the committee on roads
- and highways. On motion of Mr. Jara-
mlllo, two members were ordered added
to the committee on enrolled and en
grossed bills to take care of the added
business, at the end of the session.
- " Messrs. Fall and Martinez were named.
The committee on finance through Mr.
Hughes, favorably reported House Bill
No. 81, An act In relation to payment of
taxes by the Santa Fe-Paciflc Railway
Company. ''.'.
The committee on territorial affairs
through Mr. Jaramillo favorably repor
ted Council' Bill No. 94, An act to de-
- stroy by fire carcasses of animals dy
ing of contagious diseases. Mr. Haw
kins Introduced Council Bill No. 98, An
act for the writing and publication of
a history, of New Mexico. It specified
that Colonel J. Francisco Chaves will
write It and shall be condensed into a
: text . book. The bill appropriates $50 or
$75 a month for clerical help. It went to
the table without reference. The Coun
cil then took a recess subject to the call
of the chair. . ' f x
House Bill No. 81, An act by Mr. Dal
les, relating to the taxes of the Santa
Fe-Paciflc Railway Company, was tak-
. r. .nd nassed. Council Bill NO. 8,
relating to the destruction of carcasses
of animals dying of contagious diseases,
' was recommitted to the committee on
lomtinHnl affairs.
trn.7,a mil No. 104. by Mr. Mclvers,
An act providing that police officers
shall serve only in the precincts In
-nrhint. iii.v ora elected, was referred to
the committee on municipal and prlyate
corporations. House Bill No. 155, An
t.v.itaViins- thA law and procedure
In certain cases, particularly referred
. . - - a Aft.
". to damage suits brought outsiae oi uw
territory, was taken up. Mr. Hawkins
moved the readlnK of the bill to second
rand third times under suspension of the
rules. In explanation of the mil Mr.
Hawkins raid that in the past few
years it has developed that In certain
-, . ' sections of states adjoining New Mexloo
the sentiment Is so strong In the ma
jority of personal Injury cases that the
. -defendant: cannot get "a fair trial. He
ASSEMBLY
stated that no attorney for the defense
goes into trial of such a case without
full knowledge that Jhe.ewee will go
against him. He stated that the result
is that litigants have to travel 2,000
miles from here to go to Texas, Kansas
or California or have to goto El Paso.
He declared that no state has adopted
the sand bagging process that has been
adopted in Texas and while citizens of
states may transfer cases to United
States courts a citizen of this territory
cannot change such a case on account
of provisions in the constitution. The
bill was passed by 10 'to 1, Mr. Spless
voting against it. House substitute for
House Bill No. 89, An act relating to
the terms of county commissioners, was
referred to the judiciary committee,
Council Bill No. 98, An act to have
the history of New Mexico written by
Colonel Chaven, was placed on its pas
sage on motion of Mr. Hawkins, and
the bill was passed unanimously, Pres
ident Chaves not voting.
Mr. Hawkins moved to reconsider the
vote by which amended Council Bill No.
50 was tabled. The motion was carried.
The amendment to not require foreign
corporations from having the incorpora
tion papers printed was then rejected.
Those who voted for the amendment
were Messrs. Fall, Jaramillo, Pinard
and President Chaves.
The Council then took a recess until
2 o'clock this afterioon.
THE HOUSE.
(Morning Session.)
When the House was called to order,
prayer was offered by the chaplain.
The journal was read. House substi
tute for House Bill No. 89, An act re
lating to terms of county commission
ers, was passed. Mr. Turner presented
a resolution that no member shall' oc
cupy over one-half of one minute in ex
planation of his vote. It was adopted.
House Bill No. 48, the Montoya local
option bill, was then taken up and read.
Mr. Ortesa asked to bo into a com
mittee of the whole to consider the bill
but it was already on Its passage. Mr.
Turner spoko at length against the bill
and said the present laws cover the
Dresent necessities. Mr. Llewellyn urg
ed that the bill be passed so each com
munity could pass on the question for
itself. Judge Pendleton opposed the bill.
He said the saloons should be compell
ed to close on Sundays and pictured the
distress of families resulting from open
saloons on Sundays.
Mr, Llewellyn, In reply, said this bill
not only-gives to the people of each
community the right to close the sal
oons on Sunday but on other days as
well. He believed In leaving the ques-'
tion to the people of each community
as the ideal form of government.
Mr. Vargas advocated the passage oi
the bill and Mr. Martin Sanchez follow
ed him in the same strain. Mr. Ortega
presented an Amendment so as to ex
empt Sierra and Socorro counties but it
was tabled. Mr. Ortega then presented
an amendment to apply to counties of
the first class only and this was tabled
by a vote of 13 to 3. The bill was then
Dassed by 13 to 7, Messrs. E. Martinez,
McCash, Pendleton, C. Sanchez, Stock
ton, Turner and Ortega voting against
it; Messrs. Dalies, Bowie, Howard and
Pollard absent. Mr. Ortega asked to
be excused from voting but the House
declined to excuse him. Mr. Cristoval
Sanchez then moved to excuse him by
formal voting but the motion was not
seconded. Mr. Llewellyn asked unani
mous consent that he be excused from
voting but Mr. Baca objected.', Speaker
Mnntnva then ordered him to vote, but
Mr n,-tPira declined to do so. Mr. Tur
ner again, asked for unanimous consent
that he be excused, but Mr. Baca again
objected. Mr. Llewellyn asked Mr. Baca
to withdraw his objection, but, he re
fused to do so. Mr. Ortega, then unaer
orders of the House, cast his vote In
the negative. The House took a recess
until 2 o'clock this afternoon.
' "' THE COUNCIL.
(Afternoon Session.)
Mr. Hawkins called up Council Bill
No. 50, an act relating to corporations.
He desires to strike . out the section
forbidding corporations to do business
until certificate of authority is received
from the secretary. Mr. Fall and Mr,
Hawkins argued the legal points at
length and the bill was finally killed
by 6 to 4.
The Council then took a recess sub
ject to the call of the chair.
After the recess Mr. Amado Chaves
introduced Council Bill No. 100, to
amend the laws relating to contracts
for water and light. It was referred to
the Judiciary committee.
The local option bill received from
the House was referred to the judiciary
committee. . ; , V " ; .. "
By unanimous consent, Mr. Spless
introduced Council Bill No. 101, an act
to provide for the mangeraent of the
Las Vegas land grant and confirming
the action taken by the district court.
It was passed under suspension of the
rules. ..
The Council then went Into, execu
tive session to consider the nomination
POPE LEO IS PHYSI
CALLY PROSTRATED
Over Work and Over Excitement Are the
Oause of the Illness of His Holiness
and His Physioian Has Forbidden
Him to See Any One But His
Nephew Count Oamillo
Pecoi.
THE POPE'R MENTAL FACULTIES
HOWEVER ARE PERFECTLY CLEAR
Rome, March 5. Dr. Lappenl visited
the Pope today and found him no worse
with regard to symptons of any special
illness. The physicians has forbidden
anyone to see the pontiff, except the
latter's nephew, Count Camillo Pecci,
who entered the Pone's room as the
doctor left. The fact is that the pon
tiff's physical protratlon is due to over
work and over-excitement which however-
leaves his mental faculties per
fectly clear.
BAD FOR COLORADO.
A General Conflict Between Mine and Mill
Owners and the Labor Unions.
Colorado Springs, March 5. Stated on
reliable authority the situation here
will define itself within twelve hours.
The Mine Owners Association is expec
ted to inf.irm the unions that they need
not wait till March 9 regarding the cut
ting off of all shipments of ore, that
they may take any action they please
at once. This puts it up, to the unions
at Cripple Creek so that the fight may
resolve itself into a contest of the mill
owners and mine owners on one hand
and the Western Federation of Miners
on the other.
OFFICIAL JATTERS
INCORPORATIONS.
A certified copy of the articles of in
corporation of the Santa Fe Land and
Improvement Company, which is incor
porated under the laws of California,
has been filed with Secretary Raynolds.
The object is to buy, sell and own
lands, construct ditches and reservoirs,
mine and sell coal, obtain minerals, etc.
The principal place of business is Las
Angeles, and the time of existence 50
years. The capital stock is $10,000 divi
ded into 100 shares of the par value of
W00-' each.' The directors are H. IT.
Mudge, Topeka, Kas.; C. N. Sterry, T.
J. Norton, H. J. Stevens and W. O.
Nevins of Los Angeles.
The Young Men's Christian Associa
tion of Las Vegas was also Incorpora
ted. The incorporators are D. J. Os
bornef E. L. Browne, J. G. McNary, H.
O. Brown, J. H. Stearns, C. L. Harris,
N. B. Rosebury, J. A. Dick, P. B. Jan
uary, J. R. Allen, C. M. Moore and C.
A. Schoolry.
of A. A. Keen to be land commissioner
and for other executive business.
The Council is still in executive ses
sion as the New Mexican goes to press.
THE HOUSE.
. (Afternoon Session.)
When the House met this afternoon
House Bill No- 28 was handed down. It
was an act providing for the appraise
ment of damage committed by animals
of known owners, upon cultivated fields
and fenced lands. After some discus
sion the bill was passed. House Bill
No. 126, An act to amend Section 1 of
Chapter 58 of the laws of 1901, was. ta
ken up and passed.
The substitute bill for House Bill
No. 83, An act authorizing the compil
ation of school laws, was favorably re
ported. The bill was passed. House
Bill No. 96, An act to encourage beet
sugar factories, etc., was reported. The
substitute bill was referred and the
original was laid on the table until the
substitute was reported.
House Bill No. 137, An act relating to
probate courts, was taken up under
suspension of the rules. Mr. Bowie
presented an amendment which was not
adopted. The bill was passed. : House
Bill No. 85, An act to amend the law
on width of highways was taken up.
Mr. Bowie presented an amendment
that was tabled. The bill was passed.
House Bill to create Leonard Wood
county with Santa Rosa as the county
seat was introduced by Mr. Llewellyn
arid referred to the committee on coun
ty and county lines; Mr. Pendleton. in
troduced a bill to make a levy of 1 1-2
mills for road purposes. It was referred
the committee on roads and high
ways.
The- committee on territorial affairs
favorably reported Council Bill No. 91,
Increase the membership of the board
of equalization; House Bill No. 135, An
act to authorize notarys public to per
form marriage ceremonies; , amended
Council Bill No. 62, An act to regulate
corooratlons, etc.; Council Bill No. 35,
An act authorizing the consolidation of
benevolent societies, etc.; amended
Council Bill No.. 23, relating to the
bonded debt; House Bill No. 120, relatr
Ing to osteopathy; House Bill No. 101,
the fish and game warden law; House
Bill No. 103, to prohibit non-residents
from killing deer and other game;
House Bill No. 117, to require reports
from all officers ; House Bill No. 119, the
medical act. The governor announced
he had signed -House Bill No, 66, the
Vargas acequia bill, and House BUI No,
149. t$ encourage Sanitariums.- A pro
test was received from Lincoln county
against cutting the county for any new
county.
The House" then adjourned. .
SPECIAL SESSION
OF SENATE
The Newly Elected Senators
Took Their'Oath of Office
at the Capitol Today.
NO OBJECTION TO SMOOT
Four of the Thirty Newly Elect
ed Senators Were Absent
Important Nominations
Sent to Senate by
the President.
Washington, March 5. The United
States senate met at noon today in
special session called by the president.
It was an Interesting event as such
sessions do not usually occur except
when a president of the United States
Is inducted into office. At the beginning
of each new congress, and today was
the first session of the senate of the
58th congress, the oath was administer
ed to 30 senators who take office for six
years. Of these 17 were re-elected ond
13 were new men. As soon as the sen
ate was called to order, Mr. Hoar ob
tained unanimous consent to make a
statement for Mr. Burrows, chairman
of the committee on privileges and elec
tions. Mr. Hoar's statement was sup
posed to have reference to Mr. Smoot,
but he did not mention it. It was to the
effect that any man having credentials
could be sworn in. The senate then pro
ceeded to administer the oath of office
to 26 senators, Including Smoot. During
the proceedings, frequently Interrupted
by applause from the galleries, no ob
jection was made to Smoot. Four were
not' sworn in Ankeny, Clarke of Ar
kansas, Gallinger and Stone.
At 3:15 the senate adjourned till Mon
day.
PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS.
Washington. March 5. Two Import
ant appointments in the department of
justice were agreed upon by President
Roosevelt and Attorney General Knox
today. William A. Day of the District
of Columbia, is made assistant attorney
to tne attorney genurm, aim uunuu
Purdy of Minnesota, Is appointed as
slstanf attorney general. Mr. Day has
been for a long time the attorney for
the inter-state commerce commission,
and Mr. Purdy is a prominent lawyer
of St. Paul. He formerly was assistant
U. S. district attorney of Minnesota.
These places were created by recent
act of congress.
CRUM RENOMINATED.
Washington. March 5. The president
will send to the senate today, the nom
ination of W. D. Crum, colored, to be
collector of the port of Charleston, S.
C. This will be the second nomination
of Crum, the senate at the session just
closed, having failed to confirm him.
TILLMAN BREAKS LOSE.
Washington, March 5. The presi
dent's message was delivered to the
senate by Mr. Barnes. It was not read,
Mr. Hoar announcing lie Intended to
move an executive session. Mr. Till
man announced he wanted to speak anfl
he went on with his remarks about Mr.
Cannon's speech In the house. He read
nearly all the speech. After reading
Mr. Cannon's speech, he denounced it
as "indefensible, indecent and an out
rage." The dignity of the senate ana
his own individual honesty were In
volved.
THE. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.
Washington, March 5. President
Roosevelt today sent the following mes
sage to the senate:
To the Senate: I have called the sen-
late in extraordinary session to consider
the treaties concerning which It proved
Impossible to take action during . the
session of congress just ended. I ask
your special attention to the treaty
with the republic of Colombia securing
to the United States a right to build
the isthmian canal, and to the treaty
with the republic of Cuba for securing
a measure of commercial reciprocity
hetween the two countries. The great
and far reaching importance of these
two treaties to the welfare of the unit
ed States and the urgent need for their
adoption requires me to impose upon
you the inconvenience-of meeting at
this time. Signed: Theodore Roosevelt,
White House, March 5, 1903.
FRAUD IH COLORADO.
A Clerk in the State Auditor's Office Is $6,000
or More Short.
Denver. March 5. A warrant has
bean issued for the arrcsi of W. C.
Munsell. formerly chief clerk of the Flat
Tax department of the state auditor's
otnce, on we cnarge m uuu"ib iu
86,000 of the state's money. The dls-
...... u.au maila hv Hifoplal .Examiner
Schwanbeck, appointed by the governor
to lOOK into taa huuijb wi iuo
office. The shortage may be consider-
.kh 1.1.1,01- Omitor It Is said. Is un-
""V 6-"- -- -
able to meet tne snortage anu iuii win
be instituted against his bondsmen. Mr.
o.i..nui 111,9 In hla rnnnrt that the
methods are very lax an! crude and that
. . .
sweeping reiorms are ubcumu. .
' The New Mexican Printing Company
has the only bindery in the ': territory
where first class loose leaf ledgers are
manufactured. Merchants and business
firms, requiring such books for . the
coming "ypar, should Immediately ad
dress this company and they will find
that the best work at the lowest prices
in ithe southwest wfll be done tor. them
If they order from, thls company.
THE STRIKE ON THE
WABASH RAILROAD
There is a Possibility of the Fire Hen and
Train lien Goine Oat Without Word
from Their Leaders and That the
Engineers, Conductors, Oper
ators, Trackmen and Brake- .
men Will Join Them.
A STRIKE THAT MAT BE FOUGHT
OUT IN THE COURTS
St. Louis, March 5. The Wabash
strike situation Is resolving itself into a
legal battle for the dissolution of the in
junct'on granted two days ago by Judge
Adams. Attorneys for the fireuien and
trainmen are still at work on the
affidavits, to bo filed In court, showing
why the restraining order should not be
made permanent. Whether these will
be completed In time to lile today a ex
pected is a question.
The possibility of tlio firemen and
ftral niuen of the Wabash striking as
individuals without waiting for word
from their loadors, is now being dis
cussed. It is stated the men arc ready
to go out at a moment's notice. Unless
President Ramsey yields,' It is further
declared that engineers, conduct rs,
telegraph operators, brakemcn and
trackmen to the number of 50,000, may
become involved In the struggle.
At the Wabash headquarters every
thing was reported quiet and the men
still at work.
LEGISLATIVE POINTERS.
A "Box.. of cigars was passed around
the House this morning with the com
pliments of Raton. Speaker Montoya
was the one. to whom the box was sent.
Representative Cristoval Sanchez has
a good, loud voice and fine, strong lungs.
He gets there with both feet when he
wishes to be heard.
Hon. Martin Sanchez Is more active
and alert than some of the younger men
In the House of Representatives. He
possesses quite a stock of humor, is an
excellent talker and to the point.
Representative Pedio Sanchez has iui.
proved, and bas resumed his duties in
the House. He Is very popular with his
colleagues, being bright and witty.
Thoy are glad to sea him again In his
chair.
Representative M. 11. Stockton, of
Colfax county, Is unobtrusive, quiet and
generally silent. Although not a speak
er, Mr. Stockton, Is a very attentive and
good member, and his constituents will
be satisfied with his record at the end
of the session.
Representatives Dalies and Pollard re
turned at noon today from their visit of
inspection to the New Mexico Military
Institute at Roswell. They expressed
themselves as highly pleased with the
condition of the institute. They had
rather a hard trip of it, being compelled
to stop over one day at the lovely town
of Pecos, the junction'of the Pecos Val
ley railroad and the Texas Pacific rail
road.. "When a woman will she will, you
can depend on it." The Woman's Board
of Trade of this city conceived the idea
to ask the legislative assemly for a lot
owned by the territory and fronting on
Washington avenue for the purpose of
erecting thereon a handsome public lib
rary building. The idea was promptly
carried out. A bill was prepared and
introduced by Councilman Amado Cha
ves on Tuesday and under suspension
of the rules was passed unanimously
that afternoon by the Council. It was
sent to the House and there under sus
pension of the rules was also passed,
and Is now awaiting the signature of
the governor to become law. Mrs, R. J.
Palen of the Woman's Board of Trade,
was the moving spirit In the matter.
Councilman Amado Chaves In the
Council, and Representative Baca In
the House, did effective work In the
matter, and in fact every member of
both houses seemed glad to oblige and
aid the good work which' has been
done, is now doing and will be done for
many years to come by the Woman's
Board of Trade of Santa Fe. x
New York Stock Market.
New York, March 5. There was a
very weak stock market from 'the outset
today, and an outpouring from all quar
ters thai had something of a mystery
about It after yesterday's effective check
to liquidation. The particular weakness
of the Pacifies and transcontinental
stocks led to the supposition of the re
ported Incorporation of a company to
build a new line to the Pacific coast, and
a report of a twenty per cent decrease
In the Union Pacific net earnings for
January and the fears that the Wabash
labor dispute would spread, have com
bined to induce the selling of stocks.
The slump In the cotton market and the
calling for additional margins there,
caused some liquidation of stocks to
protect cotton holdings.
Fifteen Thsei the Popalatlra of New Mexico,
New York, March 5. According to
the report of President Lederle, of the
health board, based on figure compiled
by hla Inspectors, the population of New
XOTK 18 3,YS3,WUJ. ,
akacrfbo for tke Now jfwrtoan
JUDGE N. B. LAUGH
LIN ON THE CHANCES
FOR STATEHOOD
He Returned From Washington Yesterday and Believes a
Statehood Bill Will be Passed at the Next Session of
Congress But that it Will be a Compromise
Measure.
THE WORK FOR STATEHOOD DURING
THE LAST DAYS OF THE SESSION
"If the people of New Mexico and
Arizona desire statehood within the
next few years they must consent to
coming in as one state, therwise they
will remain territories for some years
to come. It is now with the people of
these territories to say whether they
want to come in as a state under that
condition, and to let congress and their
political leaders know of their acquies
cence in joint statehood."
Judge N. B. Laughlln, who returned
yesterday afternoon from Washington,
D. C, where on behalf of the Democrat
ic party of New Mexico, he has been
working for statehood, supplemented
the above words by saying: "One of
the senators assured me and said that
mleht so state In the newspapers,
without mentioning his name, that if
we didn't agree to a compromise we
would not be admitted as separate
states for another ten years."
Judee Laughlin said that "there is
absolutely no chance for New Mexico to
be admitted as a separate state by
March 4, 1904.. But the proposition to
admit New Mexico and Arizona as one
tate. and Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory as another state, the former not to
go Into effect until after the next pres
idential election, and Oklahoma not to
annex Indian Territory until 1907, after
the Indian treaties .had expired, has a
very good chance of success.
"Some of the Democratic senators fa
vor the compromise measure but some
of them, including Senators Teller and
Patterson are uncompromisingly oppos
ed to it. The main opposition to separ
ate statehood for each territory lies in
the standpoint of the eastern senators
who are opposed to an increase in the
number of senators from the west and
will consent to a compromise measure
only because they realize that some day
the territories must be admitted to
statehood and that by admitting them
now as Joint states only four new sen
ators will be added to the senate while
if statehood Is postponed, that number
may be increased to eight.
"Speaker Henderson of the house,
when the committee on territories re
ported the omnibus statehood bill, said,
I will see to It that at the next session
the committee on territories. will be so
constituted as not to report such a
measure favorably. But Speaker Hen
derson steps out and so does Congress
man Knox of Massachusetts, chairman
of the committee on territories, who, Is
one of the best and stanchest friends
of New Mexico In the east and who un
til the last day stood ready and will
ing to do anything In his power to. ad
mit us as a separate state or as a joint
state. If any person uoubta he posi
tion of the eastern senators In their de
termined opposition to admitting the
territories, he should get the Congres
sional Record and read the unjust and
unreasonable speeches that they made
against statehood.
"The territorial Democratic commit
tee when it arrived at Washington,
realized immediately that the omnibus
statehood bill had no chance of being
passed by the senate, In fact, never did
have a chance. Being convinced that if
statehood was refused to the territor
ies at this session under any circum
stances, that it would hurt the territory
and defer admission for some time to
come, the committee set to work to
bring about a compromise. We inter
viewed Hon. Mark Smith, delegate
from Arizona, but he was bitterly op
posed to any compromise whatsoever.
As he has considerable Influence with a
number of Democratic senators and
ronreaentatives. the Democrats did not
care to take up a compromise measure
If he opposed it. We then set ourselves
in communication with a number of
prominent citizens of Arizona and some
of them expressed themselves favora-
hiv tn a comDromlse. but the president
of the Arizona senate and the speaker
of the Arizona house of representatives
renlled that they would not consent
under any circumstances, but finally
the Arizona legislature passed a resolu
tion agreeing to a compromise, provid
ing that Arizona be given equal voice
and vote In. the constitutional conven
tion and in other matters with New
Mexico. About this time, the Republi
cans submitted to the Democrats and
th Htatehood Republicans a compro
mise to admit New Mexico and Arizona
as one state, Arizona to have a choice
of separate statehood when New Mexi
co had attained a population of 400,000
and Arizona of 300,000. The Democrats
rejected this and made the counter
proposition for Joint statehood until
Arizona had 200.000 people to be deter
mined by an annual census to be taken"
on May 1 of every year, the matter then
to be decided by the majority of these
sne non iwinle. This the Republicans re
jected and that killed statehood as far
as the session of congress Just past was
concerned." ' V
Judge Laughlln believes that If New
Mexico had acquiesced in a compro
raise somewhat earlier and Arizona had
agreed to it, that a statehood bill would
have become law. He continued: "The
problem now Is, to have the Republi
cans of the present congress make a
compromise bill a caucus measure. It
is understood that such a bill will be
Introduced the very first thing at the
next session of congress and that it will
be made a caucus measure by the Re
publicans. The next point will then be
to have the Democratic senators con
sent to a vote on this measure." Judge
Laughlln thinks, that while quite a
number of Democratic senators will op
pose a compromise measure yet they
will not prevent a vote.
In conclusion, Judge Laughlin said
that "Senator Quay has been and Is a
loyal and true friend to the territories
and that his efforts In their behalf
should be appreciated. The Senator said
to JudRe Laughlln: 'Say to the people
of New Mexico and to the members of
the legislature especially, that I appre
ciate very much the creation and nam
ing a county after me and that at any
time I will do anything I can for your
people.' Hp certainly is a friend who
can be relied upon. Senator Andrews
has also worked faithfully and entirely
unselfishly in the statehood cause.
When he saw that the omnibus bill
could not pass, he cast aside any per
sonal political ambition that he may
have hud, if he had any, and worked
heart and soul for a compromise, be
lieving that that would be better than
no state at all. The people of New
Mexico and Arizona are also indebted
to Senators Patterson, Teller, Burton,
Foraker and others for their splendid '
defense oi' tile people and their rights.
They never lost an opportunity to de
fend the territories and while no exten
ded speeches were made by them as It
was their policy not to waste time or
to obstruct, yet when the anti-statehood
senators were attacking the territories,
which they did unmercifully, these
friendly senators made a magnificent
defense. Mr. Rodey has been untiring
and faithful in his work for statehood
and was hopeful of success until the
last."
Such was the tribute paid by Judge
Laughlin and he concluded, by saying,
that "the statehood question was not
made a political matter at Washington;
on one side were the congressmen who
believed that the people of the terri
tories should have their rights, and on
the other side, the senators who oppos
ed statehood because they did not want
to increase the number of senators and
the power of the west."
Chaplain Qavltt Exonerated.
Denver. Colo., March 5. The court
norflnl nf nhnnlnln TTpnrv C, Gavltt de
cided that ho was under no obligations
tn nau tlin rlahto nf his Hilllfrht.pr and
husband, and completely exonerated
the accused iroiu tne cnarges against
Mm Hn returns t.n his nnnt At Port
Grant. General Funs ton approves the
nnaing oi mib cuuiu.
Stock Markets.
Now York, -Mar. 5. Closing stocks
Atchison, 62! Atchison pfd., 98Jf
New York Central, 143; Pennsylvania,
145;T Southern Pacific, 58; Union
Pacific, 93; do. pfd., 00!i; United
States Steel, 38; do. pfd., S6.
The Wool Uarket.
St. Louis, Mo., March 5. Wool,
quiet, unchanged.
Territory and western medium, 16
18; fine, 13 16; coarse, 13 15.
MARKET REPORT.
MONEY AND METAL.
New York, Mar. 5. Money on call
firm at 4 per cent. Prime mercan
tile paper 5 5'j per cent. Silver, 48.
New York, March 5. Lead, quiet,
$4.12. Copper, quiet, $13.50 813.45.
GRAIN.
Chicago, March 5. Close. Wheat,
May, 75M 75; July, 72 72.
Corn, May,46K 46; July, 44.
Oats, March, 33; May, 34K.
PORK, LARD, RIBS. . ,.
Pork, May, 1 8.20; July, $17.70.
Lard, May, $10.00; July, 0 .'
Ribs, May, $9.77; July. $9.57.
STOCK.
Kansas City, M., March 5. Cattle,
market steady to strong.
Native steors, $3.00 $5 50; Tex
as and Indian steers, 13 30 $4.90;
Texas cows, $2.00 83 25; native cows
and heifers, St 50 (3 $4.20; stockers and
feeders,3 00 $4.65; bulls$2.75. $3.85;
calves, $3.00- ' $7.00; western steers,
$2.95 $5.10; western cows, $1.75
$3.10.
Sheep, receipts 2,000, steady.
Muttons $3.50 $6.00; lambs, $3.90
18.80; range wethers ,83.30 . $5.80;
ewes $3.45 $5.65.
Chicago, March 5. Cattle, market
steady to strong. '
Good to prime steers, $5.15 (9 $5.75;
poor to medium, $3.50 $4.90; stockers
and feeders, $2.50 a 15 90; cows $1.50 (f
$4.60; heifers, $2.25 9 $4.75; eannors,
$1 50 fj $2.60; bulls, $2.00 $4.25;
calves, $3.50 $0 75; Texas fed steers,
$3.50 $4.25. .'
Sheep, steady.
Good to choice wethers, $5.00 9 $5 75;
fair to choice mixed, $4.00 if $4.75,
western sheep, $4.75 0 $5.60; natlfo
lambs, $4.15 $7.15; "western lambs,
$4.75 $6.75.
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