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4 4 4 4 4 4 AM AUTHORITY DM MINES AND MINING. THE BEST WfEXLT NEWSPAPER IN ARIZONA. Skcond Series, Vol. V!., No. io. NOG ALES, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1906. Whole No. 661. A BATTLE ROYAL OVER THE STATEHOOD BILL NOW GOING ON AT WASHINGTON. SPEAKER CANNON SHOWS BABCOCK That the Insurgent Republicans Tied to the Tail of the Democratic Kite, May Hear Some thing Drop. All accounts coming from Wash ington indicate that there is the biggest kind of a fight on the Joint statehood bill, which is proving far reaching in its consequences, and that in opposing the policy of the republican house caucus Con gressman Tawnev, who has been reinforced by Congressman Bab coek of Wisconsin, with his follow ing of "insurgent republicans," have opened a mode of reprisal which Speaker Cannon has seized, -and, with his potent weight in directing and controlling legisla tion, he can and will bar considera tion of legislation important to those congressmen and their con stituents, which they will not get until they abandon their attitude )f rebellion against the declared policy of the republican adminis tration and of an overwhelming majority of the republicans in both the house and senate, with regard to the admission of the territories. Farther there is apt to be legisla tion by. Congress which will bring the great railways and great mines in Arizona to a fair rate of taxa tion. In stirring up all the agita tion they have done against joint statehood the great corporations have called the attention of the people of the United States to their own culpability; and Con gress is preparing to give them le gislation which will put their pro perties in Arizona upon the tax rolls at fair and equitable figures. The way in which the insurgent republicans claim they have block ed speaker Cannon, is" that Taw ney and Babcock have secured pledges from seventy-five republi cans that they will vote against bringing in a rule for consideration of the statehood bill, unless it is fixed up to suit them. One of their propositions is that Arizona and New Mexico shall be separated from the bill, leaving the merger of Oklahoma and Indian Territory to stand alone. Another of their propositions is a provision that Arizona and Mexico shall vote separately on a constitution. J-.IHE 013 believes that propo sition purely buncombe. They dare not go to a vote of the people in any way, shape or manner. lhe procedure is this: When a bill is ready to be taken up in the house, the committee on rules in troduces a rule providing for its consideration and despatch If the rule be adopted the house goes ahead and enacts the bill in accor dance with the rule. But the "in surgents" declare that by joining their seventy-rive votes with the 140 democratic they will have 215 votes against adoption of the rule, while the regular republicans will have only 175 votes for bringing in the rule. Now that ah looks very simple: With 215 votes to 175 the rule will fail of adoption, and the bill cannot get before the house for consideration. But it is not so simple as it looks. Congressmen Tawney, Babcock, and the rest of the insurgents have all got legis lation they want to get before the house. To do so a rule for consi deration must come from the com mittee on rules in each separate case, But 'the committee on rules, j consists of the speaker, Cess man Dalzell and Congressman Williams, The first two dominate the committee. No rule to con sider a bill wanted enacted by any of the insurgent congressmen or their constituents will come out of that committee so long as they stand in opposition to the rule formed by the committee for con sideration of the statehood bill. Congressman Babcock lias already struck that snag. Before the ses sion of Congress is over the "in surgents" will be glad to get down off from their high horse and vote for a rule demanded by the over whelming majority of their party conference, Speaker Cannon will show them a few tilings. One difficult v to a correct un derstanding of the situation by the j people of Arizona is that our own ! home newspapers publish nothing but what suits Mark Smith and Frank Murnhv, sent from Wash ington. The facts outlined in the! BASE BALL EXCURSION. foregoing statement The Oasis called from newspapers published j outside of Arizona. The following is from the Santa Fe New Mexican an anti-jointure newspaper: Washington, B.C., Eec. 8. The sit uation on the joint statehood bill for New Mexico and Arizona is becoming very interesting and the atmosphere is heated. The Republicans who refused to go into caucus, acting with the In dependents and the Democrats, claim to have 215 votes against the Hamilton bill, while the regular Republican organiza tion can only count on 175 votes. The Speaker and Representative Hamilton, who has charge of the Arizona state hood bill, will not press a rule fixing the date for the consideration of any action upon the Hamilton bill unless assured they have the vote to carry, which, at this writing, they do not seem to have. In retaliation," Chairman Hamilton and the Republican members of the House who favor joint statehood, threaten the revision of the assessment values in Arizona on railroad proper ties, which it is claimed possess a real value of fifty-nine millions of dollars, but are assessed only at six million rive hundred thousand dollars ; the Tomb stone mines, which are capitalized at fifteen millions of dollars in stocks and have issued six millions of dollars in bonds, are assessed at only seventy-nine thousand dollars and these assessments will also be revised by Congressional legislation if necessary The United Verde mines in Yavapai County, which are the property of IT. S. Senator W. A. Clark of Montana, and which are valued at one hundred and liftv millions of dol- j lars, the daily output beinir eighty thousand dollars, and producing over ten millions of dollars per year, are assessed at only one million dollars. This property will also come under the revision of tax assessments if taken up by Congress and the assessments will be ma!e near the real alue of the min ing property. Base Ball Team and Rooters Leave Tonight for Hermosillo. Tonight a goodly portion of the population of Nogales will leave for Hermosillo, there to witness the game of base ball to be played be tween the Diamond N team at the Sonora capital. Manager Noon of the Diamond N team has been in correspondence with Manager Smith of the Her mosillo team for the past two weeks, making arrangements for the game and the Sonora railroad has made a rate of one fare ($11.50 Mexican) for the round trip. After the last game with Noga les, the Hermosillo boys swiped Guaymas in workmanlike manner. recently, however, La Colo rada gave Heni'isllio ilih, losing only by a score, of 10 to 0 and the Hermosiilenses are after revenge. They have a game sche duled for Sunday the 21st, in which they want to shut out La Colorada. Thjy believe that ano ther game with the line city team will benefit them to such and ex tent that they will be able to ac complish their design. On account of the closeness of the last game between the two teams that will meet tomorrow, there is considerable interested manifested in both towns over the coming game. Besides having made a one-fare rate for the round trip, the railroad company has also arranged for extra sleepers for the accomodation of the excur sionists. In case Dr, Noon cannot accom pany the club to Hermosillo, Mr. M. N. Andrews, who accompanied them three weeks ago, will act as manager, for the Diamond N boys. If Dr. Noon accompanies his team, Mr. Andrews will go along as a guest of the Hermosillo club, hav ing received a special invitation to "come, anyhow," as it makes the Hermosillo players feel good to witness his excitment when the score is close. Nogales Town Board. Monday evening the town board met in regular session, and trans acted the usual routine business, allowing demands, etc. Beside that it was ordered that Mrs. Alice Dessart be notified that the board has declared a nuisance, detrimental to the health and wel fare of the community the proper ty known as "the colony," between Terrace avenue and the arroyo,a.id that unless she abate the same within sixty days the town will proceed to do so, and charge the cost to the real estate. The clerk was instructed to no tify all property owners to put all drain pipes, eaves drains, etc., un der the sidewalks, so draining waters can be carried off from their premises without flowing over the pavements. At The School House. The civil service examination to be held here next Saturday, Jan. 20, will be held in the" public school building. Subscribe for Thk Oasis. Occupying Mew Quarters. Wednesday the office force of the Southern Pacific, after trans acting business in a car durhv eighteen months or more, moved into new and commodious quar ters in the new depot, just com pleted, which is without doubt the finest station structure on the lines of that company. That Nogales has now so fine a railway station the thanks of the community are due Manager J. A. Naugle. When the old structure was destroyed by fire,in June, 1904,' there arose an outcry for speedy rebuilding of the destroyed build ing, and the authorities? in Ban Francisco, to whom all such mat ters have to be. referred, were ctfs posed to listen to the clamor, putt ing upmost any kind of a depot. Btit MtvXaUgle felt that there was nothing to he gained in making' haste. So he catlsed preparation of plans for a station building worthy of the thriving town, anil sent them to San Francisco for ap proval. The officials there demur red at so costly an edifice, and held out against it some time. With rare tact and patience Mr. Naugle kept the matter in statuo quo until he had won the desired approval, and the handsome struc ture now completed is the result of his labors. Will Get Ten Per Cent. Receiver Herrera has filed Ids fourth report in the International Bank matter with Judge Campbell, at Tucson, which report has been approved by the court. It is said the dividend to creditors will be about ten per cent The balance in the possession of the receiver is given at $15,507. The liabilities amount to 1121,0(30. There are accounts aggregating 180,337, which cannot be collected, as they are against parties who are insolvent. In addition to the assests given above, a judgment for $12,000 has been secured in Maricopa county against R. Allyn Lewis. However, Lewis has appealed to the supreme court, but the ruling of the higher court has not been given. Receiver Herrera was allowed $1,800 as his compensation for the past eighteen months. He receiv ed previously $250 per month. Judge F. S. Nave and Attorney Selim. M. Franklin were, allowed $1,200 for professional services. This sum is considered very reason able, as most of the claims realized on were through lawsuits. Judge Campbell refused to allow one expense bill of $329, as the ex pense items it contained were con tracted by Receiver Herrera with out the authority of the court. Will be Home Tonight. Doctor A. L. Gustetter writes from Cincinnati that he will re-" turn to Nogales this evening the 13th of January. He states that it is quite cold in Cincinnatti and that both Mrs. Gustetter and him self are quite ready to return to the Nogales climate, which cannot be beat anywhere. ' He reports thev have had a most enjoyable visit.