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The Session Fast Drawing to a
The Code Unfinished. Will Adjourn
March 16th. The Governor's
Veto. Verde ComMHI
Phoenix, Ariz., MarclrfT The Ivy
iarigation bill has gone whero the
woodbine twineth. It was a measure
well meant and abounding in good
features, but was opposed by both the
corporation ditch companies afajythe
individual irrigators. Perhaps the
most important argument against its
enactment was that the machinery pro
vided for its administration was both
cumbersome and expensive. And its
effect, accordlngito one of the Arizona
district judges, would have been to
promote, Instead of to still, the irriga
tion litigation that so much vexes at
present. Tho bill is understood to
have been one that has been bronght
before tho local wator storage commit
tee and by it has been turned down.
At any rate, tho main arguments
against its passage came from B. A.
Fowler of Maricopa, tho storage com
mittee's chairmen. Tho debate be
tween Ivy and Fowler became acri
monious in the extreme at one stage of
the proceedings.
Early in the week Governor Murphy
sent In his veto of the bill providing
funds for the improvement of the Ter
ritory's penitentiary at Yuma. The
way the Legislntnro jumped on the
veto was a terror to snakes. The
House didn't hit it so hard. Only
enough votes were secured to do tho
business, namely 16 to 8, but the Coun
cil hit it 10 to 2. Perkins of Apache
and Riordan of Coconino were the only
onos who voted to sustain the Governor
Tho legislators were actuated by a
varioty of motives. Some or them,
like St. Charles, simply looked at the
economical features; others were tied
up in dickers that involved the fates of
other measures in which they were
moro intimately concerned; others saw
in prison removal a possible Santa Fe
scheme, and stood by the Southern
Pacitic. Others "had it in" for the
governor. Of course IveB and Crouch
had local interests at heart.
An investigation committee has been
appointed to work over tho accounts of
tho Territorial Auditor and the Board
of Control. The chief source of the
legislature's interest in the premises
appears to be in connection with tho
printing of the reports of the territo
rial boards. Tho Arizona Republican
did tho printing, and Auditor Vickers
happens to bo one of the owners of the
Arizona Republican. The price charged
for tho whole batch was somewhere
around $1,200, tho Auditor's report in
cluded. On that there could not have
been moro than $400 prolit. It is pos
sible that the action in printing the'
reports before the legislature ordered
tho printing done was irregular, but
no ono around here believes that any
thing venal will be established by the
investigation Perhaps tho committee
had better investigate a charge made
in the Yuma Sun that "Doc. Vickers
is not satisfied with the small sums he
has been able to filch from the business
men of Yuma on prison supply con
tracts." Hero is a charge of extreme
gravity. If tho committee fails to take
it up, it would behoovo tho Auditor to
demand its investigation on his own
account. If untrue, it ia libel. If it
is truo tho quicker tho legislature llnds
it out tho hotter.
Councilman Blair, of Pinal has in
troduced an equal rights bill. In it ho
has the actiyo and enthusiastic support
of a dozen sprightly ladies, but fow of
his colloagues. Indeed, I haven't been
Informed whether Blair himself is in
favor of tho measure. Tho Woman's
Equal Suffrage Association, Mw. W.
O. O'Nell presiding, has been in ses
sion in Phoonix during a part of tho
past week and is preparing to push the
bill. Tho measuro went to the judi
ciary committee, of which Mr. Blair is
chairman, so will undoubtedly be re
ported back to the council.
Tho divorce statute in the code
adopted by the council. is pne designed
to discourage attempts to end marital
infelicities by other modes than the
shotgun or cold poison. It provides
that a man must be continuously drunk
and cruel for two years before a cause
of action may accrue to his wife.
The educational appropriation bills
have all received the signature of the
governor. The Arizona Normal at
Tempe gets a regular levy of 5 cents
on tho $100 valuation and about $12,000
for a dormitbry. The Northern Nor
mal gets about $8,000 a year and $2,500
extra for present emergencies. The
University gets a 5 cent levy for main
tenance and $25,000 more in bonds for
an administration building, together
with a levy for payment of interest on
the bonds.
It is probable that Graham and Co
chise counties will have little county
seat elections before long. A bill that
has passed the house permits a change
of county seat on a bare majority vote.
The bill was introduced by Ijams, and
his Safford constituents have registered
no kick thus far in the proceedings.
Senator Clark didn't come to Phoo
nix. Ho lost three days up in Nevada
somehow and his schedule had to bo
changed to suit. His left bower, Allen,
is camping with the legislature, how
ever. Allen hasn't had the Clark
county bill introduced yet, though tho
session is getting perilously near the
edge. It is possible ho hasn't such a
cinch on tho measure as has been im
agined. Yot the bullion tax bill was
killed with tho most charming unanim
ity in tho houso. Curiously enough, at
the present writing Allen is engaged
in booming tho bill for tho creation of
tho oflleo of mino inspector. You
know ho has bitterly fought such inoas
ures before. Now ho tells mo that tho
senator is in favor of it. The Jerome
minor's union, which does nothing con
trary to' Clark's wiskos, has memorial
ized tho legislature to pass tho bill.
Yet the United Verdo is still a "secrot"
Tho Military code has passed the
house, cut down only in that it provides
for oight companies instead of ton. It
reinstates the former territorial allow
ance of $.'J0 per month per company for
armory rent and expenses, and gives
tho Adjutant General his expenses.
Also passed tho house aro bills for tax
atioa of translont herds in tho homo
counties and for sanitary inspection of
sheep bands. The bill cutting 'down
justice and constable fees in vagrancy
cases to a maximum of $30 a month has
been defeated.
Tho county superaisors can prepare
for the heaviest territorial tax levy
they have ever known. It will not be
less than $1.05, in place of the maxi
mum of .87 heretofore known
Congress has adjourned without giv
ing additional time in which the legis
lature might complete the code. That
means heavy work from now on. And
the members have given up all hope of
turning out the code in the shape that
it should be. "We won't correct more
than half the errors," was the way one
leading member expressed it.
Allen has had his bill introduced, but
the baby's name is "Verde county,"
and not "Clark." Just what caused
the change is not definitely known, but
it is understood the senator himself ob
jected to tho self-glorification indicated.
There was a little fight over the rout
ing of tho bill, but on a show of
strength the bill went where, its intro
ducer, Campbell, wished, to the com
mittee on territorial affairs, which is
expected to report it back favorably.
The vote was significant in that it de
veloped a strength of ten votes solidly
arrayed against the measure.
James II. McClintock.
It is with sincere regret that tho cit
izens of Phoenix learn of the contem
plated removal from tho city of one of
the best known and most respected bus
iuess men, Mr. B. T. Gillott. When a
citizen of Dos Moines, Iowa, Mr Gil
lett was for several years a member and
officer of tho board of trustees of tho
Iowa university. After coming to
Phoonix he was a member of the High
School board of education, and as sec
retary bore the burden of tho work.
rxe is presiuunt ui uiu oiiiu3L uuuiuii..
and ono of tho trustees of tho Crittcri-
ton home. A member of tho sovefal
Masonic bodies, ho is past eminent
commander of Phoenix cotnmaudery
Knights Templar. Honored as a busi
nes man and as a citizen, an able writer
and speaker, a genial companion, tho
good wishes of many friends will go
with Mr. Gillott to his now homo in
Bisbo, whore he accepts a responsible
position in tho mercantile house of the
topper Quoon Consolidated Mining
company. Phoonix Republican.
Burt Mooro was touched in Clifton
last week for $85. A number of "touch
ing" Incidents have occurred in Clifton
during tho past fow weeks. Several of
tho light-fingored gentry seem to le
making headquarters in Clifton.
W. F. Hagan, while in El Paso last
week, learned that Pantalona Garcia,
who was wanted in Graham county for
jail breaking, had recently been ar
r sted at Cook's Peak and was then in
jail at Silver City. Being a deputy
sheriff of this county, Mr. Hagan went
to Silver City, and Garcia agreed to
accompany him without tho formality
01 extradition papers. When he ar
rived at Deming with the prisonor he
met Sheriff Lewis of Cochise county,
who wanted Garcia for murder commit
ted in that county. Mr. Hagan recived
instructions from Sheriff Parks to turn
the prisoner over to the sheriff of Co
chise, which he did. Garcia is now in
jail at Tombstone, awaiting trial. He
is said to be a very bad and dangerous
man, and it is to be hoped that he will
be put where he will not have an op
portunity to commit any more crimes.
Mr. Hagan speaks in the highest terms
of the treatment he received from the
sheriff of Grant county, Arthur Good
dell. Copper Era.
The Era believes that it is not di
vulging a secret announcing that the
General Electric company, one of the
largest corporations in America, is now
closing a deal through its agents for a
large number of prospects and par
tially developed copper mines in this
district. The particulars of the deal
are not yet attainable, but perhaps will
be given to the public through the Era
next week. The General Electric com
pany is a heavy consumer of copper,
which it will soon be producing from
its own mines and plant in this district.
Prof. C. H. Shaw, an antiquarian of
Chicago and now a resident of Phoe
nix, recently discovered a necklace
consisting of twenty-eight great blue
turquoise stones unusually rare for size
beauty and value. The stones were
discovered in an apartment in tho ruin
near Casa Grande, containing stone
slabs with inscriptions and pictures,
ono of them representing a ruler and
armed attendants brandishing their
weapons in a closo cnurasremont with an
indescribablo beast.
Sam Kinsr is in town from Yumn.
where he has been for the past ten
days. Ho was a member of tho posse
that pursued W. B. Fain, who was im
plicated in tho murder of his sister,
Mrs. Burns. He condemns tho sheriff's
olJlco very severely in regard to tho es
cape of Fain, which he claims was due
to absolute negligence. Fain will have
his examination on tho 6th unless he
waives it, as Alexander did. Star.
Will Parks, who has been boring a
well on the east side of the San Simon
valley, eight miles abovo Solomonville,
has reached a depth of 480 feet, but no
artesian water, which ho had hoped to
fin'1, has been encountered. However,
tho woll will afford abundance of stock
wator and will bo valuable on that ac
count, as the cattlo rango in that sec
tion is very good. Bulletin.
First Protestant Church Building
Erected in BIsbee.
An Ornament to the Town and a Mona-
to the Earnest Efforts of
a Small Christian
This structure represents the first
Protestant church erected in the town
of Bisbee and embodies the efforts' of
a faithful band of Christ's followers.
It is situated on Stevens street, on a
commanding site overlooking the town.
The auditorium is thirty-two by forty
feet, lecture room fifteen by twenty
four feet, vestibule nine by ten feet.
The arrangement is such that the lec
ture room and auditorium can be
united, thus providing seating capacity
for fully two hundred and sixty per
sons. The spire is nearly seventy feet
high, thus proving a prominent land
mark in our town. Tho material used
in construction is California redwood,
and it is ceiled throughout wthi tho
same material. The building is wired
for electric lighting; the work was
done under the supervision of a compe
tent electrical engineer and is a model
of its kind. To insure economy in
lighting five switches are provided,
subdividing and making the several
parts independent of one another.
Provision has also been made for ster
eoptican attachments. The present
seats are only temporary. As soon as
the society is able the church will be
painted inside and proper pews pro
vided. The thanks of the society are due to
the generous public, irrespective of
creed, who so nobly aided them in their
struggles, and especially to the Chris
tian citizen who on Christmas eve
presented the organization with a check
for $1,050, thus removing the greatest
part of the burden. Acknowledgment
should be made of the self-denying and
self-sacrificing efforts of the Ladies
Aid Society.
In all over $3,450 has been applied on
the lot and building. With tho excep
tion of electric lights, the house will
remain in its present state until every
present indebtedness is removed.
Morning and evening services are
held regularly. The Sunday school is
in a flourishing condition, with an en
rollment of 125 scholars, Mr. L. Ham
ner being superintendent, aided by a
progressive and effective corps of
teachers. Prayer meeting is held
every Thursday at 8 p. m. Tho public
aro cordially invited to all the services.
The membership has more than dou
bled itself since the organization took
place, though, owing to removals, quite
a number were dismissed by letter to
other M. E. churches.
Tho beautiful pulpit was mndo and
donatod by Mr. and Mrs. Greenlaw.
The bible accompanying tho same is
tho gift of George and Wallace Green
law. Tbirty-ono Sunday school schol
ars subscribed a plank a piece for tho
building. Last, but not least, was the
much appreciated gift of Row J. W.
Stump and his esteemed wife of a beau
tiful and chasto silver communion set,
of which tho society has already par
taken in memory of Him who said,
"Do this In memory of Me."
Rev. p. Roberts is tho pastor, who is
loved and respected by all mombors of
the ohurch and citizens in general. Ho
has been engaged in church work in
Arizona for nearly ton years, during
which tlmo he has labored earnestly
and unceasingly for tho cause of which
ho is a truo representative. The Re
view wishes tho Methodist Episcopal
church a grand futuro in Bisbee. Ed.
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