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One Ymr - S x Months Single Copy 2.50 1.50 In cts. STR'CTL in Advance. Payable in American Money or it Kquiva- 6IU. AlTert!!nc Rate made known on applica tion to the businen olticp. UnlcM otherwise specified all mhwri ration MTertiseinents and job printing are pnyable in American Money. Address all communications to This Oasis, Morale. Santa Cruz coumy, Arizona. Pa Uhfd Kvery Saturday at NoKl". Santa Cru, County, Arizona, by THK OASIS Printing Houw, Incorporate!. .1LLKN T. UlltO, Managing Kdltor. AGAIN WHY? In an editorial a week ago The Oasis asked why Colonel Epes Ran dolph recommends investments of capital in the Mexican state of Sonora, at the same time declaring that he is holding in abeyance heavy investments in Arizona, awaiting the outcome of the pro posed legislation for annexation of New Mexico to Arizona, through an asserted fear that the Mexicans of New Mexico will dominate the new state and work a policy of confiscation? The very day that editorial ap peared in Thk Oasis the Los Ange les Times of the 2 1st arrived in Nogales and contained the follow ing significant item: The Altar Development com pany has been organized with of fices in this city to operate a tract on the Randolph-Lindsay conces sion at Altar, Sonora. The stock holders are largely eastern people, although there are some interested in Los Angeles. Development work was started some three weeks i he company's territory lies ad-j Americans. They have also held joining tout of the Llanos de Orouip some Americans, whom they Company, organized by Messrs. j robbed but did not kill. Randolph and Lindsay in the) "J know some of these people, eastern nait or tne concussion, and , is about one hundred square miles It contains a number of rich idacers worked in former years bv Mexicans, who went down to where , tne naru.rocK was struct ana quit. , From the indications the ground j could be as fully as rich as that of the Llanos de Oro company, in the' opinion 01 trie owners, beveral j Boles have been sunk. i Near the Cienega river on the' western end of the concession, which is twenty by thirteen miles in extent, prospecting is being carried on and in all probability other companies will be organized later to operate there. On the Freeman concession which touches the Randolph-Lindsay property on the west, operations are being car ried on but a short distance from the line between the two. Like the other companies or ganized to work this region, the Altar Company is a close corpora tion, the entire stock having been taken by moneyed men. Now in all candor and fairness, The Oasis asks how Colonel Ran dolph can recommend investment of capital in the enterprise inaugu rated by the Altar Development Company, all of whose property is in ths Mexican state of Sonora, a commonwealth dominated entirely 1 1 ,' .M i .-. H"', Hi t" 1 V ' Si i' ' t '. ), A tli f i .M: h ! V ' ! ' V - : ( ' ft r '!', ; (, Hi n- -1 r'ifn' ( m ii h ( 'if in puli- li-le d itifrrvit in !,.. A ii',Ti ) that In cannot conseientiniMly recommend investments in the state of Arizona (including New Mexico) because the investment made in a sovereign American state would be at the mercy of Mexicans in that part of the state now known as New Mexico, who would be in no way entirely in control, for they are even now in the minority in their own terri tory. This inquiry is not put in any spirit of hostility to either Colonel Randolph or his great enterprises in Sonora. It has been ever the policy of The Oasis to foster Amer ican enterprises in Sonora, and it hailed with joy the advent into that splendid field of Colonel Ran dolph with his great talent and energy, wide experience and com mand of unlimited capital. But it protests when he goes out of his way to fling unwarranted declara tions at people of the same race as those to whom he entrusts his great enterprises in Sonora, who are also loyal American citizens as are the people of New Mexico. YAQUIS ARE ACTIVE. Indians Do Considerable Killing South of the Moctezurna District. According to the International American Mr. M. Quen ner, who recently returned to Douglas from the Nacozari country, says the Yaquis are perniciously active in the district lying south of Moc tezurna. Mr. Q turn tier says: "They have killed live or six families of Mexicans and five or six people who have been traveling along the trails, including some mvsel," he said. "The Yaquh are still operating down there, and I would not advise any one to go there lust now. But all the comurv west of Cumpas and Moc t(;ZUma I believe to be safe as vet. The YaquU mav come there later, mt 1 jont tliink so." At the Churches. At midnight Sunday night the Catholic church was crowded to the doors with people from both towns, while midnight mass was celebrated by Father Duval, who delivered a short but very earnest and interesting sermon on the holy event in honor of whL'h the mass was celebrated. The altar was beautifully decorated and to the right of the altar, outside the altar railing, was a miniature reproduc tion of a mountain side, on which grazed, cattle, sheep and other animals. Through an open door way could be seen the manger, in which lay the Christ child, while around the crib, looking on in reverent wonder, some kneeling, some standing, were grown people and children. Saturday evening there was a Christmas tree for the children at the American Methodist church. At the Mexican Methodist church there were special services Christ mas day and Christmas night. DL55ART ESCAPES ! FROM THE ASYLUM Ye-irrd,iv District Atlorni-y S. F. Noun received from !ienr A. II. Ward, superintendent of the Arizona insane asylum at I'lxenix, a telegram conveying tint intelli gence that John Dessart, the presi dent of the collapsed International Bank, had escaped from the asy lum, to which he was committed shortly after the failure of the bank nearly two years ago. Doctor Ward's telegram was very brief, containing the bare an nouncement of the escape, and an additional sentence reading "await letter." The letter cannot reach Nogales until late this evening, and if there are contained therein any detailed particulars of the escape they will not be known until the letter is delivered to the district attorney. The district attorney stated that several requests that Dessart be paroled have come from the asy lum,' but be lus declined to ente'r tain the proposition, asserting that it the ex-banker had recovered from his insanity sufficiently to be paroled, he is sufficiently sane to return to Santa Cruz county and stand trial under the indictments found against him. Now the ex banker has stolen a march upon them and gone without parole. When notified Sheriff Fowler immediately wired to officers in all directions, hoping to intercept and apprehend the 'escape; but it is generally felt that the effort will be useless. Mr. Desssart is prob ably safely out of the ccuntry already. UDY MINSTRELS READY. All Preparations Made Except Rubbing on the Burnt Cork. Everything is in readiness for the first public appearance of the Nogales Lady Minstrels. Thurs day night, January fourth, they will entertain the people of the two Nogaleses at the Ramirez Theater. Director J. H. Bristol has drilled his troupe persistently for the past couple of weeks till every member of the east is perfect in her part. "An application of burnt cork is all they lack," he said yesterday, "and when that is put on we will have the best aggregation of lady minstrels that ever entertained an Arizona audience." DRANK CYANIDE SOLUTION. Young Assayer in Sonora Makes Errcr That Costs Him His Life. Arthur Williams, assayer for the Giroux Consolidated .Mining com pany, died at the Company's camp in Sonora Tuesday morning uf; a EL G . S G. J. MARBURG The Host Extensive Commercial House in Sonora. Gentlemen's Clothing and Furnishing Goods. The Largest Clothing Factory in Mexico "EL MINEIIO," our Special Brand of Overalls, are the Best for Mining and all Heavy Work. . . ... HERMOSILLO, -,,!,.'. I ( t ll. ll . I lit. f i ! I ll i. f !, p I 1 1 1 . t f v.- -1 11. m f t!i- lie- ;. ...in. d oil v 1 llui'l h t tn limit it; r dfopp.-d into a gh-i ued for di inkihj.'. while fie wn at work. Mr. William wan taken .-i k about five o'clock Tin-day morn ing and died at 0 ;.';(). He wa twenty-eight years old. The body wan brought to Carbo in a wagon and arrived in Nogales Thursday morning, accompanied by the brother of the dead man, Mr. S. II. Williams. This morn ing the latter left for the home of his parents, at HI I'aso, taking the corpse to that place for interment. Mr. Williams had been at the mining camp only about two months. The camp is about twen-tv-five miles from Carbo. You can get genuine En:Ih fruit cake at Barnes .V Nutt's bakery. The best in thi market, and very delicious. Just what you want for your Christmas tlirner. J'ine home inside confectionary also, at low prices. They still eontimiu to make excellent bread. Notice to Teaming Contractors Bids wanted for hauling twenty live tons of ore daily from La Sul tana mines to Carbo, Sonora. Distance twenty-six miles. For further particulars address, Gmorx Consolidatmo Mim:s Co., Car hi), Sonora, Mexico. The most vital essential to safety in any financial institution is a conservative management . . iidOi itiHiUii.nL Dana HOGALl3, ARIZ, 1 " ,"-r viz i -en ''jt iUr ui- ;i 1 ,. r -.,e, y muirrA I '.r,. It.,,,- 1', J.a ,1, ' 3 1 A J . Mi ii-,.it ,1 Hp..-, iAr Sk l . pi . 4U r -1, f; .wnf iMdf.in -!e !icV v.. Patronize home institutions. A bank "supervised by Uncle Sam, with all the safeguards thrown around a National Bank, will prove satisfactory to you LO Proprietor. SONORA, MEX. 1 is 1