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THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 21, 1895.
ubscrlptlon rates, on year.. MOO
' ' six month 2.00
" " three months 1.00
AdvcrtMnC rates RUen upon application
Addicss all communications and raako all
remittances to C. M Hcnbios, Flagstaff.
Entered at the flagstaff post office as co-
flolow Is Riven tho highest and lowest points
roglstoreil by the thermometer In Flagstaff
during the month to this date:
Pate. Maximum Minimum
1 28 : '. -3
3 W 5
4 43 6
7 11 10
(t 3S 10
9 11 "
10 43 S3
11 a J
ia a i
17 31 f
18 10 1?
13 U J
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Wheu tho Democracy falls the reven
ues will rise. It is only a question of
see-saw for tho country's good or ill.
U'ho ago of reverence is certainly dy
ing out in this couutry. A Populist
convention is to bo hold on Washing
'Let CoiiL'ress trust tho noople!" is
tho cry. Yes, but it would necessa
rily be au awfully ouu-sided pieco of
business just at present.
C.6F.t Qf tho importance of the Wil
liams vtoflice robbery should be
heard in quarter that will accommo
' date the public and tho press.
Tho great iiuanelal depression which
has marked the last two years will bv
uo means be without its lesson to the
peoplo of tho United States. It will
tcrvc to teach them what other coun
tries have boon compelled to learn by
similar cruel experiences, that protec
tion is the ouo safe guarantee ol
natioual revenue. To loarn this lesson
thoroughly U worth even the price
that has been paid.
TnE factional disturbances that
sometimes mar tho harmony of a young
community aro always a source of con-
siderablo amusement to the cynical ou
looker. Flagstaff is especially afflicted
in this regard. Helng a newspaper in
very sense ol tho word, The Sun
leuds itself to no petty cliques or social
set, but always strives to present si
true photograph of passing events,
Aiid to represent this wuuderful and
promising section of the country in its
liirht- It is tho continual
clashing of discordant elements that
more than anything else retards the
growth of n town. Why uot all pull
together? If ono mule pulls one way
and another mule IiihIsU upon pulling
iu the oKviitc direction, naturally
very little progress is made with tin1
There must be something iu the at
mosphere of Washington which oper
ates as a scattoror of meu's opinions.
Congress inn't monopolizing the con
trary opinion business. It is noted
that there has been more dissents from
the opiuiou aud judgment of the ma
jority of the Supremo Court during the
Orcscut term than ever before in a sin
gle term of that court. If this state
of tilings Indicates Unit men are begin
niug to do thuir own thinkiug, instead
of accepting without question the opin
ions of otliors, good will come out of it
iu tho end.
Tur.nB is much excitement in con
gress on account of tho method by
which tho contemplated issue of bond
were sold, aud Mr. Cleveland is catch
ing it all around, particularly since
Secretary Carlisle pledged the mem
bers of tho house committee ou ways
aud means to secrecy before acquaint
ing them with tho nature of the con
tract made witli tho European syndi
cate which purchased the bouils, and
then only gave them a verbal state
ment of tho contract, insliud of sub
mitting tho original signed document
ns tho members expected. This con
tract, which tlte sennto forced tho pub
lication of, is an extraordinary docu
ment. It is known that tint price paid
for the bonds will enablo the syndicate
to make a profit of eight per cent,
which is exorbitant, and tho terms of
this contract gives them tho right to
take all other bonds that may be is
sued between this time and tho first of
next October. There is much feeling
ou this Subject and many uupieasant
things nrc boiug said.
SCHOOL, CIIURCU AND PRESS.
It was a statesman who declared
that, compelled to choose, he would
rather havo newspapers without gov
ernmeut, than a government without
Tho school, pulpit aud press are tho
unofficial, spontaneous institutions of
civilization. Its merits are measured
by their excellence They are the bar
ometer, thermoraetor and wind gauge
by which our moral meteorology is
Tho schools of Arizoua wore foundod
with tho first settlement of the terri
tory. The foundation is ample and
the model perfect. The opportunities
for common school culture are as ac
cessible and their scope as satisfactory
leio as in any part of the union. The
country school is up to tho severe
standard of Now England oxcellenco,
tud the town systoms offer facilities
moxcelled for liberal culture.
The thoughtful parents planning a
nigration and the foundation of a new
lomo always ask first, "What aro the
.chool facilities?" Here, under the
jifts and eudowments rolatlng t edu
cation, is tho ample foundation for the
ommon school, tho origin and source
f that fundamental knowledge which
is absolutely necessary to a contonted
ind prosperous life, and which iu all
cases is tho thread to bo followed into
ampler learning and upward to tho
highest attainable culture
The tinkle of the school bell follows
tho 9 o'clock sun across the territory
from the eastern boundary to the
western border that slopes into valleys
if the Golden Statu and all along riso
tho chasto walls of luslitutioqi of
earning and as tho sun slopus to tho
.vest tho futuro rulers of Arizona, aud
iu part the uatiou, troop from tho
schoolhouse door homeward, and as 4
clock rings along, leaping the iuord
iaus of longitude like a race-horse
taking tho hurdles, this army marches,
'hod or shoeless, still in Its disoiplluo
tud brain and brawn girt with tho
lopes, the happiness and the great
ess of all the future. Beardless sol
ders, brave in theli) innocence, stroug
in obedience and )iscipliue, the com
nou school trains them for tljo evolu-
tions of life's battle, and its vprk fs
lobler thau tho taotios taught at Wool
vlch or West Point.
The peoplo of Flagstaff are to be
congratulated, aud may justly be
iioud of the reasons for such con
gratulations, on their public school.
The building gtands on a high, sightly
riso of ground south qf Jljo raijroaij
tud west of tho busy part of tho town,
(t is largo aud commodious aud is
llvided into three rooms to moot the
lemands of tho throe- school grades or
lepartments. Eicli department is
presided over by a lady teacher. Tho
egular attendance is about a hundred
sc'ioiars, some of yl;oin arp far ad
vanced and proficient.
Tho banner ot the cross Vtmt first
borne to Arizona 800 years ago Uy tho
devotjd padres who came as mlsslou-
aries to the ludl.iu tribes. The story
is full of fascination. Iti. points aro
lowing with national warmth of the
Spanish character, suffused with ro
igious zeal tlf.jt ootutod itself happy
in the discovery of obstacles and the
presence of danger. Tho story of the
Spanish missions has been told many
imes, but its interest Is not oxhausted
y repetition. All through Arizona
;taml the mission churches, many of
hem more thau a hundred and somo
two hundred years old, their adobe
walls defying tho abrading blows of
time, to which many newer and more
pretentious structures Ijave yielded,
riio mission fathers brought with thou)
wheat, tho olive and the vine, for bread
ind wine and oil are the lomeot in
s.icramcut and ceremony dear o Abo
believer's heart. So it coms,to pass
that tho thrco loading products of our
soil upon which now our population
depends for support, wcro planted first
by holy hands and consccratod to use
in the mysteries which arc around the
lintel of that low door by wh,lch we
Following this venerablo establish
ment, as other people and othor creeds
were lead to too new land, came all
the communions, and with them to the
lilVerent pulpits such strong men ns
ire. always in the front. And now the
Catholics, Mnthodislsand Presbyterians
have liandsoniQ churches iu Flagstaff
presided over by devout men of ability,
iulttii'o and eloquonce, the advantages
f which all new comers aro cordially
invited to share and enjoy.
Quker things happen in politics.
For instance, Representative Lafo
Pence, of Colorado, was elected to
Congress as an opponent of tho greed
of railroad corporations. At tho Inst
election Mr. Pence wasn't elected, and
it is now said that ho is to becomo a
railway man himself. In fact, ho has
already been elected vico-presidont of
a New York railroad company, nti ex
pects to get ejected to ft similar position
by two Southern railroads, rfo w"l
remove to Now York, It is (aid, soon
after Congress adjouroi.
THE NORTH AND SOUTH ItOAD-
Two letters hate been received dur-
iug the past week by Wilson Hanill-
ton rolatiug to tho construction of the
north and south railroad, from rail
way magnates of high rank and finan
cial influence, both of which are very
encouraging in thoir tone. From one
of them we quote tho following para
graph: "Many thanks for yours of tho 8th
instant, containing exhaustive article
written by your good self, entitled
"Short Route to the Sea,"' which cer
tainly bears evidenco of much original
thought, and while, according to your
figures, there would seem to be great
promise for Investors in an enterprise
of the magnitude you suggest and In
the direction indicated, yet under tho
existing financial condition of tbocoun
try generally, capitalists are slow to
embark in such an undertaking with
out tho full knowledge of a solid found
ation and an assured return of invest
ment with interest. Personally I be
lieve every word you wrlto, your route
is a natural and a good one, all the
conditions aro favorable, tho agricul
tural, grazing, mineral, coal and tim
ber resources, I know lie along your
line, as you represent, and as you forci
bly point out they will contribute to
make a very largo loral carrying trade
But tho facts are not generally known.
They aro facts yet to bo mado known.
They must be brought to tho knowledge
of capitalists in a comprehensive, busi
ness-like way, and that can only bo
done by toil and patiout perseverance.
With that perseverance aud discreet
management I believe you will ulti
mately make a success and for that
you knoiy you have my best wishes."
The balanoo of the teffpr s devoted
to a friendly but incisive dlscussiou of
the outerpriso in its different phases.
And altogether it is most encouraging.
Tho road will of course bo built when
all the facts aro brought to tho notice
of Hie right mon.
Since tho above was put in type Mr.
Hamilton has reoalrod atnlpgram from
a railroad official making an appoint
ment to meet blm on the 1st of March
aud he will go west in a few days to
keep that appointment, with a view to
negotiations relating to tho completion
Qf tho railroad from Flagstaff to the
mj . jr
(JUT IN PIECES,
The Terrible Accident That Befel
D. L. Campbell, a brakoman on tho
A. & P. railroad, met with a horrible
acpon J)eqw Wjllfonjs last Sunday
night, Wbon his train h.ad gouo sov-
aral miles beyoqd the scene of his
death the remainder of the crew missed
him. Tho track men instituted p.
search, and down the mountain from
Williams about seven miles they came
upon a most distressing sight There,
strewn nbout the roadbed and in the
irffhediate vicinity, were the dismem
l)ere4 pnfls of tho unfortunate man's
body. The poor fellqw bad b,oen de
capitated nnd bolb legs arid arms had
been severed by passing freight trains,
four of which had run over blm. The
pieces- were gathered in a sack nnd
taken to Williams, where they were
later placed in a coffin furnished by
Undertaker Whipple of Flagstaff.
In some unaccountable manner
Campbell must have lost his balance
nud fallen from the top of his train.
Ho badonly b,cen on the A. & P. road
two or three months, having come out
from the cast. A brother Is expected
from Sedalla, Mo when the funeral
arrangements will bo determined upon.
He Is Said to nave Charged the Terri
tory for Board.
When Francis J. Heney, tbo great
political acrobat and moralist, made
bii fatuous speech at Flagstaff last fall,
one of his most remarkable nnd amus
ing assertions va5 that although, the
railroad magnates fell upon their knees
and implored him to accept passes ho
always scornfully declined the favor,
preferring rather to pay his way, so
that he might not be tempted to lean
toward legislation influenced by trans
portation. Now, it transpires that Heney not
only rides on passes, but that in his
official capacity as attorney-general,
he charged llio Territory of Arizona
with his private board bills. Tho law
taking the appropriation for tho attor-nej'-geiicnil
stipulates that the money
shall be used to pay his mileage and
the expense of printing briefs. Heney
is accused of having made it $136 board
"It's a funny thing," remarked Bar
ber Crawford, as iio mopped somo of
the weather off a customer's face, "but
a great many young men of Flagstaff
who are old enough to grow a full
beard seem unable to cultivate even a
repectabie looking three hairs 03 each
side adornment. They are most of
them troubled with what is Known to
tho barber's craft as an ingrowing
mustache. Tho complaint is not dan
gerous, although it is tho occasion of
considerable worry to the patients, and
it isn't very lucrative to thu barber.
Tho only cause to which I can attribute
(.his strange malady is the peculiar at
mospfjtrtp condition at tbls altitude."
jlfrs. Jjo.ia- UatlocH
Could N(rtBe Cured
So They Said and So I Thought
Put Hood's Sarsaparllla Did Cure,
For 7 Jong years J was a constant suf
vlth indlceitlon. and I tried pre
scrlptionsand remedies until I became so
low that I had given up all hopes ot recov.
err, and my friends thought also that I
could not be cured. The poison In my blooq
bad set In deeply, and my Hnibs were a
olid Mass of tores, '
I was confined to tho house and to my bed
most of the time, I happened to read an
advertisement of Hood1! Sarsaparllla In
the paper and I rt UffiS
once prevailed upon j -
my husband to let me K
d. lama well and hearty woman and
cn do my work with H "sse no pomf ort,'
HUM, 4ju.ha nusjyn, vui'nr, -,
uA'm Diita ira mirelr vecetable. and do
oot purge, pain or gripe. Bold bjr all draitliU,
Tho merchants' tax bill has been ad
Council bill No. 11, by Mr. Packard,
forl;ijjug Jho tjso of tho power of hyp
notism and tiie unlawful tisq qf n,aroqt
ics, had been referred to tho Irrigation
committee. It was reported back
without recommendation, Mr. Pack
ard explained, that tl(e Idll had been
handed bin) by a physician of Ids coun
ty who explained that as tho practice
has beonne common and is pernicious,
bsing frequently urged as a dofonso of
crimo by persons claiming to havo been
under siich Influence at tho time of
commission. Messrs. Babbitt and Ed
wards spoko ou behalf of tbo bill and
it was ordered engrossed.
From the "Republican" these para
graphs art extracted;
Tho most exciting orent of tho
Eightccuva legislative session oc
curred in the n.tssago in the assembly
of house, bill No. 1, conferring the
right to oto upon the women of Ari
zona by an overwhelming majority qf
more than two to one. Of so much
interest was the discussion of tho bill
and the prospect that It might reach a
vole that tho council adjourned and
most of tho members were in tho as
sembly chamber actively alive to tho
progress of the measure
A proposition in the house to ad
van co a substitute tq tho oigarottn pro
hibition out of its regular order
brought out what might bo couslrued
to be a test vote indicating a final pas
sago of tho bill. Tho proposition
failed only by one of obtaining the
needed two-thirds majority.
In both branches resolutions were of
fered asking a joint investigation of
certain elinrgci inado by tho Arizona
Star agalut Secretary Bruco in connec
tion with tho awarding of tho territor
The following bills havo boon passed
by tho Assembly: House bill No. 12,
relating to school districts; house bill
No. 22, providing for the education of
tho deaf, dumb and blind; house bill
No. 21, making it compulsory to close
certain places of busitioss ou Sundays;
house bill No. 35, relating to proceed
ings iu eminent domain; house bill No.
41. making it uulawful to organize, or
maintain, or employ aimed bodies; and
house bill No. 44, to provide attorneys
for indigents. All these bills wcro
read the first time iu the council.
Feb. 18th tho Arizona assembly
passed tho bill punishing druukenuess
by persons holding official tenitmial
Work on the Lane & Mason ditch at
Cornvilio is being pushed forward rap
idly and it Is expected to be read) for
water iu time for a crop during tho
I). F. Hart, who has been sick for
tho past year, is slowly improving.
W. M. Fain, accompanied by Ills
wife and son Albert, left for Phoenix
on tho 4th. They oxpcot to be absent
about two weeks.
John Lovu is working on a ditch
contract for James P.igu and It, B.
With snow in full viow on tho Four
Peaks yestt'i-ihiy, only 80 mi va away
Postmaster Thomas sat ilmvn to ripe
strawberries picked from his garden
out nt Central aveuut driveway.
try it, I got one bottle ana it aia rat bo
much good that I kept mine it until I had
.b...fwi.ahntHM and now I am entirely
Two rincstaffltes Said to Have Struck
It Itlch In Dlack Canyon.
This item, from- the Phoenix
"Herald," will bo news here:
Messrs. J. T. Jordan and J. B.
Smith, of Flagstaff, came to tho cily
Saturday. They aro in on business
such as procuring supplies necessary
to push woik on a new mineral discov
ery that (hoy havo made in the Black
Canyon country. Tho mineral is pla
cer gold, of which quite a pocket was
found In crevices. Thoy cleaned up
in one day $800 in gold. They aro
reticent as to tho particular localit-.
The reason for such reticence is the be
lief that they may develop another
Rich hill find." The discovery was
mado on llu 11th iust. They returned
to-day. Mr. Jordan is the father-iiw
law of the Hon. E. F. Greenlaw, now
a member of the house of rcprcscntai
When Messrs. Jordau and Smith
left Flagstaff thoy went prepared for a
prospectiug tour, taking Harry Hox
worth's wagon and harness along.
For Over F fty Ypors.
Mrs. Window's Soothing Syrup has
been used for over fifty years by mill
ions of mothers for their children while
teething, with perfect succens. It
soothes tho child, softens the gums, al
lays all pain, cures wjud ciie, and is
the best remedy for diarrhoea. It will
relieve the poor littlo sifferor (nrnic
riiately. Sold by druggists iq every
part of the world. Tweuly-fjve cents
a bottle. Bo sure and ask for "Mrs,
Wiuslow's Soothing Syrup," aud take
no other kind..
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Prices to suit these Hard, or Demociatic Times.
If you want anything in our line, write or call on us, fcr prices.
It will pay you,
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$i3i450;0q paid jn Ijeath Claims by the Mutual Life Associ
ation from 1 88 1 to 1894.
A NEW SYSTEM AND THE BEST.
The Strongest and Ji(os( Progressive of all the Insurance
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no pains to cater to the wants of his patrons.
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Write tor Asm and Hammer
Another killing took place at Jfl.
rome Saturday, in which a Mexican
named Jesus was the victim. He was
shot by a countryman, and tho reason
is said to bo duo to a woman. Tho
dead man formerly resided here, fa.
lowing gambling for a living, b,.jnf,
known as tho "Big Mexican."-.
Tho Indians at Isleta have Ua?n
troubled lately with cattle thieves Tim
other evening a pen of cattle was en.
tered and four were found missing t19
next morning. They were traced to
the settlement of-Los P.idllloi, and tli
hides wee found. The thieves had de
camped, but the latest reports from Is,
leta are to the effect the Indians havo
secured trail of tho thloves and expect
to capture them In a few' days ,.lbq.
A herd of cattle which was brought
from California four years ago was
found to he infected with tuberculosis
at Phoenix, and the discovery prevent,
ed a big cattle deal between Andrew
Rose anil M. E, Hurley, Tho animals
are believed to havo been affected be
fore being brought to Arizona Mnce
the conditions in tho valley almost pre
elude the local origin of tuberculosis
and tho probability is stregtiicned by
the fact that there lias never occurred
In tho territory a case of tuberculosis
in a r!'ivo h.'rn animal. It Is still
further strengthened by the ndditiunal
circumstance that four or five catllc o(
this herd have died from c.uisu un.
known to the owner, since they ere
brought to Phoenix.
OF NORTHEKN ARIZONA.
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