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rTHB. COCHISE REVIEW, SATURDAY, DECEM1ER -22, 1900.
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Published Every Saturday by
W. B. KELLY, Editor.
Enteret1 at the Postofflco at Bisbee,
Ariz., as second-class mail matter.
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BISBEE, ARIZ.. DEC. 22, 1900.
Oochlie O. C. Warner Republican
jferiiSpa J.M. Ford Democrat
Pima!:.." J- B. Flnley Uerooerat
Yuma B.8. Ives Democrat
pjnal George P. Blalr...Derooerat
Yavapai H T. Andrews.... Democrat
Graham O. M. Shnnnon-.-Democrat
Navalo Colin Cnmpboll...Kepublican
Silo.: " S. B. Claypool Democrat
Mohave M. G. Burns .Democrat,
OoVonluo M. J. Riordan .. -gepub low
Apatho .F. S. Perkins.... Republican
Ooehlse Mike Gray Den-ocrat
Cochise Steve Boemer.... .Democrat
Cochise.! H. M. Woods Republican
Maricopa P. P. Parker -Democrat
iSarloopa J. P. Iy - Democrat
Maricopa Chos . Paterrcu .-De mocrat
Maricopa B. A. Fowlr....-Uepublican
Pinal...... Wm. Beard Democrat
Pinal Alex. Barker Domooral
Pima Sum Barkley Democrat.
Piuiu A. C Bernard Domocra'.
Pima....... Joe Corbett Republlcni i
Yavapai O. L. Goer- Democra l
Yavapai F. R. Ward.......sDemoorau
YavapUi T. B. Carap'-elURopubilcun
Mohave Kean St. Charles-Ueraocrai
Coconino James Walsh Domocrut
N.ivaio W. J Morgan Democrat
Anacho Richard Gibson... KepubHean
Yuma Jessie Crouch Democrat
Graham Andrew Kimball Demoorat
Graham K. J. Hums Democrat
Santa Crua A H. Noou Democrat
Gila -O.L Houston.... Democrat
Cniigressuiau J. V. Wilson Prescott
Governor N. O. Murphy E!,lo"x
Secretary C H. Akf-rs Phoenix
Auditor. G. W. VICKBRS PIiibii x
Treasurer T. W. Pomberton Phojulx
Attorney Gen C. F Alnsworth .. .Phcaii x
Adj Gen H. F Robinson .. ..Pliooulx
Supt. of Schools R, h. hone- Pliooulx
JOOICIAKY DEPARTMENT SurBBMB COUHT
Chief Justice Webster Street.. Phccnix
Asso. Justice. R. K. Sloan Prescott
Asso, Justice F M Doim Violence
Asso. Justice G R.Davis. Tucson
Clerk Thomas Grlndoll Pb jenix
U. S, Mnrsbal .W. M. Griffith Tucson
D. S Dist. Atty... K. E Morrlsson . Prescott
Clerk Dist Court ....W C. Foster. . Phuiiiix
THE REVIEW office is fast
assuming first-class shape as
an up-to-date printing estab
lishment. A large stock of
paper for all kinds of Com
mercial and other printing
was received this week. Our
equioment consists of Mod
ern new type, borders, or
naments, etc., and printers
able to compete with any
office on the Pacific Coast
in quality of work.
Hon. Ciias. Peterson, of Mari
copa county, is a candidate for
speaker of the legislative assembly.
Capt. P. P. Parker, of the same
county, is also after this honorable
position. The Enterprise thinks
either of these gentlemen would
make an admirable presiding offi
cer. It now seems to bo a settled fact
that the Chicago aud Kock Island
railroad has definitely arranged
for reaching El Paso Whn the
Kock Island reaches El Paso it
wilMikely begin to look for a route
from tiiereto the Pacific coast and,
of com so, it will pass through Ari
zona. The Hook Island is an im
portant system already.
Hundreds of men have mudo
their way to Bisbee during the last
two months and more aro coming,
attracted to tliis section by the
building of tho South Western rail
road. As usual tho ''hard charac
ter" finds his way to the front of
construction work and we may ox
peot a lnrgor criminal docket at
the next term of court.
CUT OUT STILES.
At Tombstone last week the jury
sworn to try the case of Territory
vs. Downing, charged with robbing
a train at Cochise station, returned
a verdict of "not guilty." Two
important circumstances. and con
ditions influenced the jury in this
trial and resulted in the verdict
aforesaid. In the first place great
difficulty was experienced in secur
ing a jury who Would inflict the
death penalty -for train robbery
where no murder was committed
with it, and no doubt after the jury
was finally secured, this perplex
ing phase of the question still re
mained and was instrumental in
the acquittal of the defendant. The
fact is that members of that jury
were firmly convinced that the de
fendant was guilty of train robbery
but notwithstanding the Arizona
statute making the offense punish
able by death, they refused to re
turn a verdict of guilty. A jury of
his peers refused to be governed by
the statutes and would not , inflict
the death penalty where no mur
der hod been committed If. in
robbing the train at Cochise the
robbers had committed murder,
Downing to-day would have been
awaiting the death sentence. Cer
tainly here is work for the
next legislature, if train robbers
are to be oonvicted in Arizona. The
jury who tried this case was com
posed of representative citizens of
Cochise county, who refused to find
a verdict of guilty when it carried
with it the penalty of death.
Then another thing that tended
to weaken the evidence for the
prosecution was the star witness
"Blly" Stiles. Stiles, the man who
helped hold up the train at Cochise,
Stiles, who surrendered to the offi
cers and turned states evidence,
Stiles, who shot a deputy sheriff
and assisted Alvord et al to escape,
Stiles, who again surrendered him
self and appeared as the main wit
ness against Downing. What
weight would Stiles' testimony
have with an intelligent jury? In
our opinion he is the worse crim
inal in thegang and his appear-
ance as a witness on the side of
law and order was a fiasoo. The
present law in Arizona inflicting
the denth penalty for train rob
bery ' whether there was murder
committed or not has been proven
a failure, and if the prosecution aro
wise they will not attempt to use
Mr. Stiles again before another
Cochise county jury.
THE INDIANS NOT POOR.
Secretary Hitchcock'BanDual re
port shows that our Indian wnrds
are making substantial progress
toward citizenship. There are now
about 266,689 Indians under,, the
guardianship of the government,
of these 84,760 belong to the Choc
taw, Chickasaw, Creek, Cherokee
and Siminole taibes in the Indian
territory. These tribes not only
manage their own local govern
ment, but also govern between 300,
000 and 400.000 white people liv
ing among them. They own 19,
77(5,280 acres of land, or more than
232 acres each. The white people
of the territory are largely tenants
of these Indian landlords. The
amount ot lands held by Indians
outside tho territory is not statod,
63,368 of them have since 1887 re
ceived allotments aggregating 7,
873,070 acres, or about 125 acres
each. In addition, the Indians
last year had a cash income of $5,
599,833, and 45,270 of them also
received $51 each in food supplies.
So our Indians as a whole can
hardly be called "poor," except as
they lack ability to utilize their re
sources. Bisbxe contlnuoB to grow and no one
hero is trying to prevent it. Everybody
is pushing the good work along.
ENCOURAGE THE MINING INDUSTRY.
After all the mining industry is
the bone, the marrow and the
sinew of Arizona's business pros
perity today. It alone has caused
the development and building up
of all other lines of trade and in
dustry. It has been the induce
ment for building all the lines of
railroads in Arizbna which now
amounts to hundreds of miles, and
while it is true'the railroads have
induced active development of
many mining properties that had
been inactivefor want of transporta
tion facilities, still all these branch
railroad lines were built because of
the producing mines in existence.
The agricultural development of
Arizona was begun and has been
kept up because of tho existence of
the mining camps, and to supply
them with necessary farm products.
The present demand for water stor
age to enable a further growth of
the cultivated area is caused by the
rapidly increasing demand in the
greatfrmining camps xf Arizona for
more Agricultural products flour,
grain, hay, fruit, vegetables, etc. If
the mining camps were to fade
away in Arizona the farmers in the
Gila and the Salt Biver valleys
would be without a market, for to
ship their products east or west
would be out of the question. The
mining camps also consume enor
mous quantities of beef, tho prodcut
of the extensive cattle ranges. The
present capacity of the agricultural
industry is inadequate to supply
the demands for farm products at
these mining camps and hundreds
of car loads come in every year
from California, Colorado and
Kansas. Neither are the cattle
men of the territory able to supply
tho demand for beef and refrigerat
ed beef from Kansas City has to
be resorted to.
Again, the cattlemen and tho
farmers of Arizona find at the min
ing camps the best possible mar
kels. The same cause (high
freights) which prohibits the farm
er from shipping his products out
of the territory prohibits Califor
nia, Colorado aud Kansas farmers
from shipping their corn, barley,
wheat, etc., to Arizona. With such
home markets the farmer here is
not disturbed about the price of
wheat aB manifested on the New
York and Chicago stock exchanges,
but goes right on raising his corn
and selling it for $1.00 per hun
dred and barley tho same and
wheat at $1.35 per hundred from
Then is it not a wise policy for
all classes to lend their help and
encouragement to the mining in
dustry and to those engaged in its
expansion and further develop
ment. Arizona is young and her
mineral wealth has as yet only been
tapped in u few places. Whenever
a prospector starts with his burro
and outfit into the hills there is
hope for important new discoveries
ana ino many new camps spring
ing into oxistence shows that cap
ital is at hand for the development
of reasonable mineral prospects.
Then let nothing be done which
would in any way discourage these
mining men who are putting their
money into tho development of
Arizona's greatest industry.
Thk announcement that the
ways and moans committee haB de
cided to reduce the war tax by more
than $40,000,000, is better than was
expected, all of tho earlier estimate
being about $30,000,000. It will
do away largely with the revenue
stamp feature of business transac
tions, including those on bank
checks, promissory notes postal
orders, certificates of deposit, tele
graph and telephone messages, etc.
Provision is mode for the, redemp
tion of tho revenue stamp issued
and not used.
CEDING THE PUBLIC LANDS
One of the recommendations made by
Gov. Murphy in his annual report on
Arizona to the secretary of the inte
rior was.that all the public lands with
in the territory be ceded to the state of
Arizona at the time of its admission.
There is a very strong sentiment in
Arizona against the proposition con
tained in tfce above recommendation.
Both political parties iq the territory
have declared against it "and for the
reason that if the land is once ceded to
the state or territory it is believed the
task of securing federal aid for the re
claimatlon, of the arid west, in the
building of reservoirs for the storage
of the surplus wator, will be made very
much harder than it will be if the gov
ernment retains the title to the public
lands. The land proposed to be ceded
to Arizona is worthless in its present
state and to reclaim it by irrigation
will require tho expenditure of millions
of dollars. The government is better
able to undertake this work, and can
accomplish it at much less expense
than the state of Arizona.
The work of inducing the govern
ment to undertake the reclamation of
the arid weBt is well in hand and has
some of the ablest men in the oountry
at its bead. The progress being made
inicreating-sentimerft favorable to tho
government undertaking this work is
most encouraging and we believe that
in a few years very much of the arid
west will be converted into rich and
fertilo fields, cultivated by a prosper
ous and contented people. Then, if
this reclamation is to be accomplished
at government expense, of which there
is daily increasing hope, what matters
it whether the title to the lands id to
pass to the settler from the government
or from the territory?
For the territory to undertake to re
claim its arid domain, after cession by
the government would be an undertak
ing, too stupendous to be thought of
now. With this domain in the hands
of the territory there would bo persist
ent importunities for le.ise lav. b which
might, if granted, place these lands in
the hands of speculators who would be
a power for all time against any effort
for reclaiming them for farming pur
THE INDEPENDENT VOTE.
Senator Martin, of Virginia, does not
seem to hold the widley prevailing
opinion that the republicans will take
their recent succesls at the polls ab a
licenbo for all manner of excesses in
"While the repulicans," ho says,
"will be in a position to pass any legis
lation that they may desire, I believe
.that reasonable wishes of the minority
will receivo consideration. Both par
ties realize that the best interests of
the country must beiconsidered, as the
people are now becoming independent
of party and following their own incli
nations on all public questions."
Commenting on the remarks of Sen
ator Martin, the Louisville Courier
"Whether the republicans Bhall ex
ercise the discretion with which Sen
ator Martin credits them, and whether
both parties realize that the best inter
ests of the country must be considred,
there can be no question among intel
ligent ooservers that tne people are
becoming independent of party and
following their own inclinations on
public qrestions. This is a fact which
must be taken into account by any party
which would win today a national elec
tion. Neither tho election of this year
nor that of 1896 was won by tho Repub
lican party. Neither could have been
won without the aid of that great and
growing class of voters who, while they
may have cither democratic or repub
lican leanings in affiliation or tenden
cies, give thiek and thin allegiance to
no party, but decide at every election,
according to iho facts then before them,
which party they will vote with.
"No party can succeed now in defiance
of these voters, and the party which
goes into the next campaign mak'ng
the strongest appeal to their support
will go into it with the best chance of
Thohk who are interested in
queer judicial tangles will find one
in a case reported from Osage
county, Kansas. A young woman
sued her husband for divorce and
got it, but after the decree had been
granted it was discovered that the
husband was not yet of ago and
therefore could not be sued in a
court of law. It is said that the
difficulty may be overcome by ap
pointing a guardian for the boy
and then suing through him.
A. D. UPTON
AGENT FOR LAND SCRIP
Tombt tone, Arizona.
TOMBSTOVB, AH1BONA, (
Coiu'oration and Mining La w . w
Kefam to Hon. John Garber, S. P.. CM.: i
Hon Van R. Patterson, S. F., Col ; Hon. W.
W. Murruw. U. S. Clr. Ct th Cir. S. F., 1
Cal. ; Hon.W H.Beattjr, Chief Justice S. Ct. t
Cal.,S. P., Cal.; Hon. Joteph McKenna, Su- I
preme Ct., U. a, Waihlnffton, D. C I
. . . v
J M. O'CONNBLL
OFFICE: WALLACE BUILDING
BISBKK, ARIZONA Y
Minli e haw a Specialty
yyiLLIAM J. KILPATRICK
140 W. Pennington 8U, Tucson, Aril.
Will practice in all Court of the Territory.
yjARCUS A. SMITH
Will practice In District Court of Cochise
Will attend all terms of Conrt In Cocbls
FBANK X. UBBBFOBD 8ETH K. HAE -AUD
AGENTS FOR LAND SCRIP
Appointments Made by Mull
J. W. FARRINGTON
Speoialtiet Diseasts of tho oral cavity and
irown and bi idco work. All operations per
formed. Qt L. EDMUNDSON, M.D., C. L.CAVEN, M.l)
PHYSICIANS and SUItGKONS
To Lowell A Arizona and Calumet & Hetla
Telephone No. 85.
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To the Copper Queen Consolidated Minine
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QR. ISAAC H. WATK1NS
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office: Rear of Drug Store.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
u J BISBBB. ARIZONA
Notary Public and Conveyancer. Bill col
ectintr a specialty.
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
Arizona & South Eastern Railroad ,
Pacific Time one hour earlier than City time j
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N.M& A. Crossing
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Flue Stations stop on Signal.
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Southern Pacific Railroad.
4 :57 p. m.
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