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AUTHORITY ON MINES AND MINING. 7 THE BEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN ARIZONA. ' t i Second Series, Vol. XVIII, No. 15 NOGALES, ARIZONA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17. 1912. Whole No. 978 THE CHANGE. New Officials of Santa Cruz County Inducted Into Office Thur. da Last. i With the transition from a terri torial condition to the full panoply of statehood, occuring Wednesday, there came a change in county of ficials, although the latter did not take place in .Santa Cruz county until Thursday. The certificates of election to the new officers were not received until Tuesday evening, and many of the officials elected had not received their mail yeton Wednesday morning when hlew the whistles announcing that the pro clamation was signed. Then they had provide bonds, and were busy getting executed the instruments, so it was well inio the afternoon before any of them were fixed. Even then they were unable to "enter the promised land," for the approval of the chairman of the board of supervisors had to be af fixed before the bonds were valid ated and the officials fully qual ified. The chairman of the outgoing1 board, Hon. Oscar F. Ashburnof Pa tagonia, was wired to come into No gales, as also were Messrs. Hender son and Fortune, the latter a newly elected member of the board, and the former the re-elected member ?of the retiming board. The three 'gentlemen caught the freight train passing Patagonia latent night, and arrived at Nogales long after the close of the day. With their ar rival all the members elect of the board of supervisors were at the County seat, the third member, Mr. A. L. Peck, being a resident. The bonds being all approved in due orm, and the oaths of oflice ad ministered, the transfer of author ity was effected. 1 Repairing to the oflice of the Probate Judge, Hon. M. Marsteller, Hon. Frank J. Duffy, (attended by the members of the bar, and the newly elected clerk of the superior court,) was administered the oath of oflice as superior judge by the retiring probate judge. After tak ing the oath Judge Duffy, in a short and earnest speech assured those present that he felt deeply the responsibily that he assumed, and asked the aid of the members of the bar and those present in conducting the business of the new court with fairness and justice to all. He said that he would be glad always to receive suggestions from members of the bar and guaranteed i respectful consideration to such suggestions whenever offered. In cidentally he mentioned the ap pointment of a court reporter, and said he would like to have Mr. John W. Walker, the reporter in the district court so long, but that seemed out of the question, as Mr, Walker was slated for the Cochise county court, and it would be im possible for him to cover the work in the superior courts of two coun ties, both constantly in session. Judge O'Connor remarked that Mr. Walker is without doubt the best stenographic reporter in Ari zona, not only on account of the speed and accuracy of his work, but for his obliging disposition and the spirit of accomodation he manifests toward everyone and on all occasions, and no one would like better than he to see Mr. Walker come into the new court; but under the situation presented by Judge Duffy he knows it impos sible and to be regretted. Judge Duffy stated that he had received an application from a gentleman who came from I'hu nix highly re commended. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon the new superior court was opened, Judge Duffy presiding, and Mr. Edward L. Mix, the clerk of the court at t he dek. lhere were present also all the members of the bar and quite a number of interest ed citizens. Sheriff W. S. McKnight acted as Bailiff and cried the Court. The first official act of the new Judge was to bund the new clerk his own certificate of election as superior judge, and a copy of the oath of office he had taken, which he ordered read and spread on the minutes. Which being done, then the certificate of election and oath of the clerk were ordered read and spread on the minutes, and that order was carried out also. As there were no cases immediate ly ready for trial the court went into recess. When the affairs of the offices are arranged and lawyers and litigants ready for trial of cases, they will be arranged for hearing, and disposed of as rapidly as all concerned are ready. The Court will be open always for transaction of business, and there will be saved the long weeks of weary waiting between terms of court, and then a rush to dispose of a six months' accumulation of litigation within two or three weeks, as has been the case under the old system. The probate busi ness is consolidated with the busi ness done heretofore in the dis trict court, and all the records of that court are transferred to the office of the clerk of the superior court. There will be considerable work in getting transferred the archives of the probate court and arranging the files of the two departments so there will be no interference. MORE TROUBLE. Revolutionary Difficulties Arising: Again In Sonora. Arrests Reported. It is very plain that the disaffec tion and rebellion against the Madero government in Mexico, has spread into Sonora, and there are coming from the different parts of the state well authenticated ac counts of organizing resistance and arrests of men suspected of disloy alty. In Nogales, Sonora, there have been arrested this week, and thrown into the jail, all the leading members of the Club Democratico Aquiles Serdan, some of whom are residents of Nogales, Arizona. From Cananea there has come a report that there was a collision on Wednesday between the authorities and an insurrectionary party with some loss of life. In the board of supervisors, the three newly elected officials were in session Thursday afternoon for organization. Supervisor A. L. Peck of Nogales, placed in nomina tion for chairman of the board. Supervisor A. S. Henderson, which nomination wasseconded by Super visor Walter Fortune, and the election was made unanimous. In the Sheriff's office and jail Sheriff W. S. McKnight received the keys, prisoners, etc., on Thurs day, and the records and other property were delivered to him yesterday. He announced for deputy sheriff Mr. Frank J. Taylor, and for jailer Mr. Watt Gittins. The new office of county attorney replaces the former office of district attorney, and in that Mr. S. F. Noon, who was elected the first county attorney under the state constitution, received from Judge W. A. O'Connor incumbent five years of tha office of district , at torney, possession of all that goes with the office. (Continued to page 5) At Empalme Tuesday evening the presidente of the town reported that he had been approached with1 a proposition to deliver over the place to an armed force of so-called Zapatistas, (using the name of the chief who has made so much trouble in the interior of Mexico for the Madero government), that was said to hive gathered in the hills near the place, and on Wednesday morning, two emissaries from the force were arrested and incarcer ated. Whether they are the same parties who had attempted negoti ations with presidente the inform ant of The Oasis did not learn. It will be seen at a glance how im portant to a revolutionary move ment would be possession of that railway town, with its roundhouse, shops, and control of all trains moving in any direction. The commanding officer could exercise a surveillance on the movement of trains and place an embargo on all trains moving or intended to move troops. It would not be necessary to burn bridges, as was done so fre quently in the Madero revolution. Trains to carry troops would never start. Upon the other hand, trains to move insurrectionary soldiers could be commandeered at any time. The presidente reported that he had been offered twenty thousand pesos to make delivery of the town. It would have been a bargain had he taken it. In carry ing an insurrectionary movement to successful , revolution possession of Empalme would be worth hun dreds of thousands of pesos. Below Empalme there was an uprising of some sort, somewhere, the exact locality not mentioned. A railroad bridge was burned, and the train arriving at Nogales Thursday morning was the last one through from Mazatlan. The ex tent of the damage is not reported, nor is it known, at this writing, Friday morning, how long it will be before the line will be opened to traffic. The foregoing is what is known. What beside may have occurred in Sonora will develop later; but it is all that can be told now. 1 Hunt, on Wednesday, was to call the first state legislature of Arizona, to assemble at Phoenix March 15th. Following is a list of the senators and representatives: SENATORS. Maricopa County C. B. Wood d; H. A. Davis d. Cochise County C. M. Roberts d; W. P. Simsd. Yavapai County Homer Wood d; M. G. Cunniff d. Pima County A. A. Worsley d, John T. Hughes d Apache County Alonzo Hub- bell r. Navajo County John T.Willis r. Coconino County Fred S. Breen r. Gila County Alfred Kinney d; J. F. Hectman d. Greenlee County George M. Chase d. Yuma County Fred W. Wessel d. Pinal Courjty J. L. Brown r. Mohave County Henry Lovin d. Graham County W. W. Paced. Santa Cruz County J. A. Har rison d. REPRESENTATIVES. Maricopa County Don C. Bab bitt d; George F. Cocke d; J. A. R. Irvine d; Leon S. Jacobs d; Daniel P. Jones d; Harry Johnson d. Cochise County Sam Bradner d;J. M. Ball d; George Craig d; C. B. Kelton d; W. J. Graham d; A. G. Curry d; J. F. Duncan d. Yavapai County P. S. Wren d; Perry Hall d; H. B. Linney d; A. A. Moore d. Pima County J. W. Buchanan, d: Kirk T. Moore r; Frank L. Ore foot r. Apache County N. Gonzalez r. Navajo County Frank O. Mat tox d. Coconino County Thomas Mad dock r. Gila County William E. Brooks d; J. Tom Lewis d; John W. Mur phy d; M. H. Kane d. Greenlee County M. H. Kane d; W. M. Whipple d. Yuma County Thomas M. Dren nan d; J. R. Kerr d. Pinal County Alexander Bar ker d. Mohave County John Ellis d. Graham County A. E. Jacob son d; A. R. Lynch d. Santa Cruz County Harry J. Saxon d. Members of First State Legislature. Exaggerated Accounts. Doctor A. L. Gustetter, the Unit ed States Sanitary inspector at Nogales, has taken steps to keep in close information with regard to the small pox situation down the West Coast of Mexico, and the gentleman has informed The Oasis that the accounts received are ex aggerated greatly. He has inform ation from Mazatlan direct that the authorities there are exercising the most rigorous care to isolate all cases and keep the disease from spreading. On an island injthe harbor there is a lazareto were are isolated some twenty-five patients, and in a remote part of the city there is another lazareto where there are kept in a state of complete isolation some forty-five cases of a mild type. Those seventy cases are all One of the first acts of the newly there are in the city, instead of inaugurated governor,' G. W. P. five hundred, as has been reported.