ON MINES AND
Vol. XVIII, No.
NOGALES, ARIZONA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17. 1912. Whole No. 978
New Officials of Santa Cruz County
Inducted Into Office Thur.
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
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
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
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-
Navajo County John T.Willis r.
Coconino County Fred S.
Gila County Alfred Kinney d;
J. F. Hectman d.
Greenlee County George M.
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
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
Apache County N. Gonzalez r.
Navajo County Frank O. Mat
Coconino County Thomas Mad
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
Mohave County John Ellis d.
Graham County A. E. Jacob
son d; A. R. Lynch d.
Santa Cruz County Harry J.
Members of First State Legislature.
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.
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