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NO. 214.
At Last Minute General A. J. Sampson Was Turned Down
When His Friends Refused to Stand for Deal That
Would Make Attorney Genera! Clark Chair
man of Republican Territorial Com
mittee Kibbey Rule.
Harmony That Prevails Among the Republican Leaders Is
Eloquently Told by Conspicuous Absence of Mike
Cassidy's Name From Any of Committees.
(Special to The Review.)
PHOENIX, Aug. 22.01 all the big
surprises ever sprung in Arizona poli
tics Ralph H. Cameron's nomination
for delegate to congress by the terri
torial Republican convention today
was the biggest. He was the unani
mous choice, and his name tor the
place wa3 not mentioned until today.
When General A. J. Sampson, ex-minister
to Ecuador, went to bed las
night, it was to dream visions of the
tumultuous applause that would greet
his name today. When he walked up
town after breakfast this morning it
was to learn that he had been Bhelved
and Cameron decided upon as the man
to oppos' Mark A. Smith.
Cameron was made the unanimous
choice in a rather stubborn caucus,
which lasted until an hour before the
convention met this afternoon. Mari
copa county, headed by Assistant
I'ni'ed States Attorney George Chris
tie and against the pleadings of Gov
ernor Kibbey's supporters in every
other county, insisted that Sampson
be nominated. When the caucus vote
was taken Maricopa's thirty-one dele
gates all had supported Sampson.
Maricopa Republicans make no at
tempt to conceal their disappointment
and those who are not ied up in
Governor Kibbey are saying tonight
that his forcing the nomination of
Cameron has beer, a bad politica.
Camerc as nomination resulted from
a determination of Governor Kibnev
that Attorney General Clark should be
made chairman of the territorial Re
publican committee. Sampson's
friends were approached this morn
ing bv Clark agents and told that if
they would support Clark for chair
man. Sampson could be nominated.
Sampson's friends refused and Cam
eron was brought out to win. Hoval
A. Smith of Bisbee could have had
the nomination if he had wanted it,
but he put his foot down and refused.
No selection of territorial chairman
has vet been made, but it is said that
rarr.crr.n in return for the assistance
Clark reciered during the last legis
lature in lobbying for the "Bright
Angel TraiT bill, will make Clark his
District Attorney B. Dick of Pima
county nominated Cameron and every
county in Arizona seconded it includ
ing Maricopa. A. Christie. Sampson's
manager, made a strong plea for 'nar
mony in seconding Cameron's nomi
nation. Attorney General E. S. Clark was
made temporary chairman, which
showed from the start that Governor
Kibbey was in control. Geo. E. Tral
les. of Pima county, was temporary
secretary, with E .1'. Meeks. of Yava
pai, assistant. The permanent or
ganization was made with W. P. Mc
Nair of Bisbee, permanent chairman:
John Doane of Pima county, secretary
and P. S. Breen of Coconino, assist
ant. Temporary Chairman Clark on giv
ing up the gavel, and McNair upon
taking it made kneynote speeches,
which were much applauded.
At the mention of the names of
Lincoln. McKinley. Roosevelt. Taft.
Sherman. Hitchcock and Kibbey there
was much cheering. The convention
was brought to a close with a har
mony taJk by General Sampson. Gov
ernor Kibbey and several otners.
George W. Atkinson of Pima was
nominated tor tnt counci man or q( Qn effected me
Pima and Santa Cruz ' " of the reforms demanded. Its conduct
is a prominent ?raa- h has of public affairs has been so accept
lived many years in both counties to the Republican
The committees were "" ."fty ln Ari2ona ls gtronger th'an ever
one from each county, the cotretlee
being permitted to choose from their
own members. The committees roi
low: Credential Apac'ae, J. I-orenzo
Hubbell: Cochiae. C A. Overlook; Co
conino. H. G. Lockeil; Gila. J. C. Gad
di; Graham, Del Potter; Mohave.
Ceo A Bomelll; Mtlcopa. Charles
Tribolet; Navajo. J. F. Maboney;
Pima i. C Jack; Pinai V. C. PowelD:
Santa Cni. A. T. Bird: Yavapai. G.
I'. Young: Yuma. Tom Malloy.
Rules and ordVr of buine
Apache, Alfred Ruiz: Cochise, A. H.
0 If; Coconino. G. W. Smith;
Gila. George A. Maali Graham. C. E.
Tyler Monave, O. D. M, Gaddis:
Maricopa. J. C. Reed: Navajo. J. F.
Mahoney; Pima. G 1-. Jones: Plna..
C G Powell; Santa Cruz, A. T. Bird:
Yavapai. Paul P. HastDngs; Yuma. H.
H. DonkergOey.
Platform Apache. Alfred Ruiz: Co
chise. Cbarlea Bowman: Coconino F
S Breen: OH. George A. Smaliey;
Graham. James Waikefleld; Monave,
O. D. X. Gaddls: Maricopa. H J
Pwrr. Navajo. VV H. Clark; Pima,
Renton Dick; Pinal Nott E. Guild:
Santa 0-jz, A. T. Bird: Yavapai. J
W. Miin"s Vum. C V. Meedor.
The executive committees for Pimi
and Cochise counties are as follows:
Pima Kirk U Hart, John Doane,
Ilenton Dick. John Mets, Geo. E
Cochise R. A. Kirk. Dr. E. S. God
frey. Jr.. C. A. Overtook. I. H. Gardi
ner and John F. Crowley.
The platform was read by Allen T.
Bird of Santa Cruz, chairman of the
platform committee.
Friends of Governor Kibbey framed
the platform adopted by the resolu
tions committee. In fact it is stated
that Governor Kibbey himself drew
most of the planks. The platform in
full is as follows:
The Republicans of Arizona repre
sented in convention in Phoenix, this
22nd day of August. 1908. pledge
their support to the nominee of this
convention for delegate to congress.
We review with satisfaction the
history of the accomplishments of the
great party of Washington, of Adams,
of Lincoln, of McKinley and Roose
velt, and other distinguished states
men and patriots.
The history of our nation for the
past half century, is replete with
glorious achievements, characterized
by the advance in national, intellect
ual and educational progress, unparal
elled by any other nation, is a record
of facts of Republican statesmanship.
The Republican party is a progres
sive party, constantly with its vision
to the front to anticipate and as tbey
present themselves to successfully
solve the new problems that will in
evitably confront us at every" stage
of the advancement of human pro
gress. On the contrary, the attitude of the
Democratic party has been one of ob
struction and opposition.
We congratulate the people of this
nation upon the assured certainty of
the election of William H. Taft and
James S. Sherman, an assurance that
is manifested by the return of busi
ness confidence and the hopeful signs
of the resumption of our industrial ana
commercial activities.
In 1892 business confidence was
shaken by the election of a Demo
cratic president on a platform threat
ening radical and destructive changes
in the economic policies of the gov
ernment and a period of depression
continued throughout the whole na
tin during the Democratic adminis
tration, in 1907 business confidence
was again shaken, this time by the
improvidence of individual specula
tion. The assurance of election of the
Republicans and continuance of those
governmental policies that stand for
the Republican party as a party of
progress and prosperity, has almost
instantly restored confidence, and al
ready prosperity prevails throughout
the land.
With opportunity to redeem their
pledges to the people of Arizona re
iterated in every campaign for twen
ty-five years, having control of the
legislative branch of the territorial
government, the Democratic party has
signally failed to carry out its prom
iaes to the people.
W e call attention to the accomp-'
lishments of the present territorial ad
ministration in bringing about reforms
in the matters that have for manv j
years been a just cause of complaint
by the people. Instead of a record
of broken promises which marks the
history of the Democratic legislature
, " " " .""L'l" '.'"." ZZ
in this territory, the Republican ad
managed that the public debts have
been reduced, the burdens of laxa
tion have been lessened and the con
dltfons and reputation of the territory
are higher than, ever before The
laws have been justly enforced so that
the immeasurable resources of the
territory command the full confidence
of investors from all parts of the
In 1905 the tax roll of the territorv
was $45,000,000; in 1908 it i: 180.000.-
In 1905 the territorial ta- rate was
95 cents. In 106, 1907 and 19"S it was
75 cents. This result is due to the
policies which have distinguished
Governor Joseph H. Kibbey's admin
istration. We feel thai the people are to be
congratulated upon the wise, able and
economical administration of affairs
of the territory at the hands of Gov
ernor Joseph H Kibbey, He Is un
donbtedly the best governor Arizona
ever had. During his administration
more than 1400.UW has been atipTo ,
priated for the construction of addi
tional buildings at the various terri
torial institutions and contrary to the
history of twenty-five years nor a doJ-
1. a minau ? r Will Ha tvPrnnt t
'"' -"-w "" "U,' Fair Sunday and probably
(Continued on Page Four.) ' Monday.
No Effort Will Be Made to Get
Bail or a Change of
NEW YORK. Aug. 22 All hope of
bringing the Hains brothers to a
speedy trial for the killing of Annls
has beenreti up. The trial will prob
ably not begin until the middle of
November. No attempt will be made
for the release on ball in the mean
while, nor will the Hains brothers
ask for a change of vnue. It may be
decided tomorrow whether or not to
ask for separate trials.
At a conference held today re
garding how to conduct the case. t'ie
prevailing sentiment favored basing
defense on the confession Mrs. Hains
is alleged to have made to her hus
band, but which she says she was
forced to sign. Mcintyre. counsel for
the defense, has no doubt he will be
able to get that statement before the
.fury. Counsel for the accused are
not in the mood to make overtures to
Mrs. Hains in order to obtain ber as
sistance at the trial. They bold that
if called upon she will be compelled
to repeat in court what was sail1 in
her alleged confession.
Says If Elected He Will Call
Extraordinary Session of
Congress for Revision,
HOT SPRINGS. Aug. 22 Just
what are Judge W. H. Taft's views re
garding the revision of the tariff were
incidentally expressed by him today.
"If elected." he said, "I shall call
t'.ie sixty-first congress together in ex
traordinary session and revise the
tariff at tie very eariest moment. I
have authority to do so and I consid
er such action an obligation under the
tariff plank of the Republican plat
form." Postmaster General Meyer came
here today for a week-end visit with
Mr. Taft and allowed himself to oe
quoted in the statement: "I believc
Governor Hug'nes will be renomi
nated." Mr. Meyer, who was recently it
Oyster Bay in a conference on the
New York situation indicated he
based his opinion on information
gathered there, although he said It Is
President Roosevelt's intention to
take no action in the matter. "It is
a political situation which I believe
KiD work itself t.ut r atnral'y." he sail.
Statement From White Huose
on Delaware Class of
Sea Fighters.
OYSTER BAT, i. -- -President
Roosevelt, through his ..ecretary. gave
cv. the following itatCOWUl todav,
presumably in rega'.l t- n-ncrts that
plans f the battleships of the North
Iak"ta and Delaware ':.ss ere re
garded as unsatisfartor.- ". thenavjl
b.rard. "There is no o, est'on about
the plans being unsatisfactory, but
merely whether they cannot be made
even better. The North Dakota class
is undoubted! v- better than any of the
-'lit .- now- afloat. The conference is
. simply engaged in an errort to mane
tfcem better still.'
Railroad Wizard Appointed By
Governor Chamberlain Who
Announces His Plans,
PORTI.AND. Aug. 22- E. H. Harri
man has been named chairman of a
committee to provide ways and means
for the construction of wagon roaas
to Crater I-ake. Governor Chamber
lain appointed the magnate to the po
sition because of Harriman's en
thusiasm over Crater Lake and the
resorts of Southern California.
Harriman win build a road across
central Orego" also a road south,
from the Columbia river, either up the
Des Chutes river, or a continuation of
the Columbia Southern to a point in
central Oregon, where such a rati
? ouK cut the proposed line running
east and west. Thi statement was
made by Governor Chamberlain, wao
returned today from a visit to Harri
man at Klamath Iake.
CHINESE CAMP. Cal.. Aug. 22
James Spurrell was Instantly killed to
day at the Shawmut mine by a pre-
rra'.ure discharge of a blast.
.. QH,vrTOv An,
. WAanl.tllW. AUft-
22 For Arl
1 ?. STATE
W. J. Bryan Will Make Two
Speaking Tours There
Including New City
on Both of Them.
Nebraskan Will Aiso Make the
Fight for Victory in the
Middle West.
CHICAGO. Aug. 2S. William
Bryan, the Democratic nominee
president, will make a determined ef
fcrt to place Ne York state in tho
Democratic colupin. Plans to tato
end were car l.iUy laid today at a
three hours' conference of Uryan. a-
tioia Chairman Mack, heads of the
viriojs bureaus 01 the national com
Kltiee and members of the executive
u iiiKlttee .it l' in isi tic iier.dquarter-.
shortly after Bryan's arrival here
from Des Moines. Mr. Rrvan will
speak in New York City, Syracuse and
Rochester between September 16 and
2", and eaily in October he will again
speak in New York and Buffalo. Re
ports have been received by Chairman
Mack that gave strong hope to Bryan
and memlers of the national commit
tee that the Democratic ticket could
carry New York if Mr. Bryan will
speak in the principal centers of the
state It further developed that
"Iryan will make the fight in the mid
dle west, while John W. Kern will
likely be called upon to make an. ex
tended tour of the Pacific coast.
After the conference had been call
ed shortly before noon. Chairman
Mack directed the head of the various
committee bureaus to submit reports
on the plans and progress made in
their bureaus. The national commit
teemen present told of the situation in
the states generally and agreed that
the outlook for the Democratic na
tional ticket is most promising.
Thomas Taggnrt declared that In
diana will surely go for Bryan and
that the Republicans are using monev
to divide the labor vote.
Governor Haskell, of Oklahoma,
treasurer of the national committee,
declared that Oklahoma would1 give
W. J. Bryan a 50.000 plunriltv and
that it will contribute $."0,000 to the
campaign fund, of which $27,000 has
already been raised. The policy ...?
the middle west was taken up by
Chairman Culberson of the advisory
committee, who has been spending the
summer in Maryland. He informed
the Bryan committeemen that West
Virginia and Maryland in all proba
bility will be found in the Democratic
ranks. It is t'.ie opinion of those tak
iiig active part in the committee's le-
liberations that the most effective cam
paign for Mr. Bryaa will be to mak"
speeches in all the middle west
states, speaking only in the principal
centers. the carry the fight throush
West Vireinia.. Marvland. Delaware
New Jersey and New" York state.
Much of the time, it was suggest
Bryan would sj.end on trips in con -
ference with the national committee- !
r.ien and state leaders, and in this ?.v
give valuable aid in the direction o-"
the various star- BSBMiCil
It was de .rted to ca.' -i meeting of
the full committee wl i all the various
tt'brommittees un drteitiocr 8th in
this city.
Standing in a carriage in the middle
, of r'onsress Ktreet, between the Audi-
tonum and Annex hotel:-, before a
crowd that completely choked the
thoroughfare for nearly half an hour
tonight Mr. Bryan outlined the uses
to which Democratic clubs can be
put in the present campaign. He was
repeatedly interrupted by applause and
shouts of "goo1. good." Mr. Bryan
made a further plea for popular sub
scriptions. He estimated that the
Democratic national ticket this year
will muster $s.000.000. If each of
those voters subscribe 23 cents, he I
said, an ample .-anrnaign fund can be
Forces in Fu!! Retreat and Be
ing Pressed By Enemy.
PARIS. Aug. 22. The government's
advices received tonight confirm the
report from Tangier that the forces of
Abdul El Aziz, the recognized saltan
of Morocco, have been defeated by
Mulai Hand, the usurping sultan.
The advices state that Abdul El
Aziz, who is now in full retreat in the
direction of Tadla, with a remnant at
forces, is bfing hotly pressed by local
tribes. Sever?! SeeMs were killed in
the engagement and others capture.
No further details were receiv
OAKLAND Aug 22. The Alameda
county Republican convention was
held today and the Lincoln-Roosevelt
League controlled its action. The
wa.-mest fight of the day was over 'he
race track nuestion the result was
an insertion in the
r-iatfrn-m if o
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vu pniuiuu race i.i.i a..u uuun
gambling, including bookmaking and
track and other
pool selling in tne aiaie.
Ex-Governor N. O. Murphy
Passes Away in California
Prominent Republican for Years and Resident
of Arizona Whose Energy Was De
voted to Progress of Territory.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 22. Former Gov-
ernor Nathan Oakes Murphy, of Ari-; publican politics, was appointed tern
zona. died suddenly at the Coronado, torial secretary on March 21, 1889. On
Hotel this afternoon. Mr. Murphy
ho was In poor health, came here
recently from Colorado Springs, ac
companied by his wife. The imme
diate cause of death was a hemor
rhage of the stomach. Governor
Murphy was 59 years old. He was
elected a delegate from Arizona in
tttt, and was twice governor of the
territory, the last time from 1898 to
IM2. Besides a widow he leaves a
son. The latter is in Tombstone. Paul
Nathan O. Murphy was born at
Jefferson, Lincoln county, Mo., ora Oc
tober 14. 1849. He was educated In
the common schools of Maine and be
fore he was 21 years of age had emi
grated to the west and was teaching
3chool in Wisconsin. In the spring o.
1883 he came to Arizona. With his
brother. Fiank Murphy, who is the
representative of the Santa Fe inter
ests in Arizona, he engaged in
the territory. They also were ac
tive in promoting tne raiiroaa devel
opment of the northern and central
part of the territory.
The American Tobacco Retali
ate for Outrages cf the
Night Riders.
D-OU1SVILLE, Aug. 22. A story
was published here this afternoon that
the American Tobacco company has
withdrawn its trwenty-two country buy
ing agents from Kentucky. The rumor
is persistent that the American com
pany intends to entirely quit Kentucky.
It Is generally accepted that the
numerous "Night Rider" troubled, and
the intense feeling which exists against
the American Tobacco company in
many sections, has caused ie oB
ficials of the company to withdraw
their country agents from the state.
The Situation at Tabriz Has
Become niarming.
TEHERAN. Aug. 22 Alarming
news has been received from Tabriz
concerning the situation in that city.
The Shah today convoked at Bagshah
Palace a council of ministers and othtr
advisers. It was decided to instrui t
the royalist authors !'-.i .'. Tabri i to
negotiate a truce with he revolut en
iits and "la a waiting game until the
arrival j' tioops tr'm Teheran, mean
while making an attempt to subiiiz3
tho opp--;'in l-:ider3.
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1 IN UA I ILtbHIr rLAlMo
Report Sent Out From New
port Is Discredited.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. The r
Iort that battleships of the North
Dakota and Delaware class are regard
ed as unsatisfactory by the naval
board recently in session at Newport
is not credited here. Assistant Sec
re'ary Newberry stated that no radi
cal changes will be made in plans of
the Florida and Utah, both battleships
of the Dreadnaught type.
The board will not have the report
complete until next week, when It will
be sent to the president for approval.
BI'FFALO. Aug. 22 One man was
ki'led. and two injured, one probably
fatally tonight, when a speeding auto
mobile dashed over an embankment at
Delaware Park, into an abandoned
-tone quarry. Jarmes Wayland, the
chauffeur was killed, James Wakefield
probably fatally injured, and James
Morrison was seriously hurt. The
auto was reduced to splinters.
OAKLAND, Aug. 22 With 100 dele
gates in attendance, representing 43
of the 58 counties in the state, the in
dependence League, party of Califor
nia held its state convention toda
and nominated 10 presidential elec
tors. W. R. Hearst did not attend as had
been expected, but sent word from
his ranch at San Lnis Obispo that he
could not be present, which consider
ably disarranged the plans of the man
agers. o
POrOHKEEPSIE. N. Y., Aug. 22
Harry K Thaw made public tonight a
atafement that 1 a reply to variois
Mnnr remrriirt? t'.ie financial deal
i., ih.. have arteMi since he filed a
.. . .- :
j petition m DanKxupury. ne sy "
imuiw . . 1-- . - .- -
never gave a draft of any kind on his
motner. . .
Okeg Murphy, always active in Re-
May 11, 1892, he was appointed gov
ernor of the territory- In 1894 he was
elected delegate to congress. In ISS's
Mr. Murphy was again appointed gov
ernor. For two years Mr. Murphy had been
In 111 health. He was operated on foi
an attack of appendicitis at that time
and never regained his usual robust
health. I'm until a few months ago he
had been at Colorado Springs, going
from there to Coronado.
When Mr. Murphy was elected del
egate to congress In 1894 John Hern
don was the Democratic candidate anc
William O'Neil was the candidate of
the Populists. Murphy got a heavy
vote in Maricopa county, where the
Murphys were given much credit for
bringing the Santa Fe railroad to
Mr. Murphy was conspicuous in Ari
zona as the promoter of enterprises
for great territorial progress, for his
force of character and persistency of
purjose. His executive ability an3
self-education placed him In the front
rank of Arizona's most able men.
Was Her First Descent and
Ohio Young Lady Had a
Thrilling Experience.
DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 22. Clinging
desperately to a trapese bar. Miss May
Ostumer, of Springfield, was lost in
the clouds three hours today. The
girl made a balloon ascension as hei
first aerial experience at a picnic given
near here and was to make a para
chute drop.
Miss Ostumer lost her nerve when
the balloon reached the proper alti
tude for descent, and was carried sev
eral wiles west of the city, where she
lanided exhausted in a field.
s Sought By Porte at London
and Paris.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 22. A dis
patch from Constantinople says the
porte has directed the Turkish am-
t-ncnlrr at l-nn.in and Paris to en-
ter negotiations with the French and
K'np'livh nwner ,,; mneMKbM recent -
granted by Turkov with the idea of
bring ng about au aun.ilment of thi
privileges by mutual consent.
The present cabinet considers that
cop-'e.nns secure 1 under the old
rii?ine through twitter? art invalid
NEW YORK. Aug. 22 Congress
man McKinley of Illinois, who has
taken the place of Congressman Sher
man as chairman of the Republican
congressional committee, arrived to
day to take up his duties. McKinley
expects to gain two seats in Indiana.
one in Iowa and one in Minnesota.
Of the middle western states the com
mittee anticipate a gain of one seat.
NEWPORT, Aug. 22. Battleship
discussion which was held sMChe naval
war college for five weeks, came to an
end today. The conference report,
when completed, will be forwarded to
the navy department.
NEW YORK. Aug. 22. Tony Pas
tor. the theatrical manager, who has
been ill at Elmhurst L. I., for some
time, suffered a severe relapse today.
His condition Is said to be grave.
I.E.MAN'S Prance. Aug. 22 The
wind, blowing at rate of thirty -five
miles an hour, made It impossible foe
Wilbur Wright, the American aeronaut
to continue his flights here today with
his aeroplane.
rnvSTW'TIXOPLK. Aue. 22. The
Turkish ambassadors to Berlin and
Vienna, and the minister to Belgrade
have been recalled.
PIEBIX), Colo., Aug. 22 A clo.id-
burst in the vicinity of Florence to-
night transformed Oak, Chandler and
Sand creete Onto raging torrents which
did damage of $ir,o,nno. No lives were
lost. Seve.al bridges are washed
BItDCTVOHAJf, Ala. Aug. 22. The
immense picnic and barbecue given
at Fulton Springs this afternoon re-
.solved i'.-elf into a genera meeting
.t. ..!- .lhv ,.-..frllr
i mr unnmna ..... .". ...
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lng miners in the district. Ove:
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Attorneys O'Connell & McRey
noWs Representing Unnamed
Clients File Objection to
Their Delivery.
If Objection Is Successful Sev
eral Hundred Children May
Be Kept Out of School.
By an action of Attorneys O'Connell
and McReynolds, the validity of the
Bisbee school bond issue of $92,000,
tiie bond for which were sold a few
days ago to Well, Roth & Company, of
Cincinnati, is questioned. Notice has
been served on, Weil, Roth & Com
pany by Attorneys O'Connell and Mc
Reynolds that they have been retained
by parties, not mentioned, who object
to the issue of these bonds and that
they will move to restrain payment in
case they are Issued. Several ques
tions of law, they say, are Involved,
one of which is in regard to the con
stitutionality of paragraph 2182 of the
revised statutes of Arizona, 1901, un
der which the election to determine
the question of issuance of the bonds
was held.
The legal action coming at this late
time creates a most embarrassing
situation for the school trustees. They
have contracted with Weil, Roth &
Company to deliver the bonds pro
vided they are passed favorably upon
by Dillon & Hubbard, New York at
torneys who now have the papers re
lating to the bond issue and their sale
to the Cincinnati firm.
The movement to restrain the issue
of bonds puts the school trustees up
against a hard arid discouraging prop
osition. It also is of most vital inter
est to the citizens of the school dis
trict. The district schools are over
crowded to a point where it is an abso
lute impossibility to provide for the
needs of pupll3. The seating capacity
of the schools fall short 792
seats of providing for pupils enrolled
for attendance at school the coming
term. If action to stop the bond issue
should prove successful, plans the trus
tees have made to take care of the
surplus children enrolled in excess of
the seating capacity for the coming
term will have to be abandoned. In
fact they zt now helu up foi toe trus
tees arc. bv the legal complications
started, not in a position to go ahead
with improvements they had mapped
The position of the trustees is best
j explained by the following figures on
! the schools of the district.
Census June. 1906, 1,915; censu3
June, 1907, 2,275; census June. 1908.
2.63S: enrollment school year 1906-1907,
1,926; enrollment school year 1907
1908. 2,332; estimated enrollment for
coming school year, 2,700.
Seating capacity of 'he schools of
the district.
Don Luis 100
Fremont 100
Powell 50
Warren 200
Lincoln 200
I-owell 400
Central "50
H. S. room. Central 98
Tower annex, Central 30
Total L918
Seats deficient of estimated enroll
ment 792.
Plans of the trustees:
Four room addition at Lowell, 200
desks; H. S. building, which would al
low us to vacate rooms at Central, 178
desks: rooms in H. S. building to be
j used for grades, 200 desks; new
school up Tombstone Canyon, 100
desks ; school for Mexican children.
100 desks. Total desks. 7.8.
This addition was to be provided out
of proposed bond issue.
The sentiment of the trustees as
expressed at a meeting held yesterday
afternoon is as follows:
"It Is regretable that the validity
of the bond issue was not questioned
sooner. It places a handicap on us
that is most embarrassing. Ttiere is
no getting around the fact that our
schools are deplorably overcrowded:
that during the coming term, without
the funds that would have been, pro
vided from the sale of these bonds, we
will be unable to provide school facili
ties for several hundred children in
the district. These children will be
deprived of the privileges and benefits
of attending school because we do not
have the room to house them in the
buildlngn now available for school
I nnrnnaes The imnression that ex-
jjt that the trustees Intended the
j hole bond issue of 92.imwi for a new
high school Is erroneous. As set
forth tt tne statistics given above. our
a;m was first to provide for immediate
land pressing needs of the district
r,ece3gary to take care of the children
wno are enrolled for attendance at tbc
j eomlng term. I'nder the tax rate set
for thj3 district V cents was set aside
for previous bonds and 10 cents for
; present bonds. This makes a total
school tax rate of 30 cents. Douglas
Us paying 45 cerrti, Wilcox 3r. and
Tombstone 45.
"The absolute necessity for more
j nol reom was the incentive for our
caiiing for the bond issue passed.
when the truant officer cannot comply
uith the law In regard to truants be-
.,. 1. ,m f,.r them In
rauw lue.e . . .. - -
(Con'Jnued on D?age Fcur.)

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