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FLAGSTAFF. JUNE 28, 1902.
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THE FOURTH AT MILTON.
A Promising Outlook for Good Time
List of the Committees In Charge
nd Programme of the Day.
The fourth of July at Milton prom
ises great things as the time draws
near. Started with an idea that the
celebration would be a small affair for
the men and their families, it has rap
idly grown into a very large and at
tractive event, which will probably be
enjoyed by the greater part of the citi
zens of Flagstaff as well as by Mil
tonians. The general committee having the
matter in charge is as follows: E. T.
McGonigle, chairman; A. A. Dutton,
J. R. Treat, Wick Thompson, Paul
Rodrigues, W. T. Sumner, secretary.
This committee has opened up head
quarters in the commissary building,
and the business connected with the
celebration is being transacted there.
The sub-committees are as follows:
Parade E. T. McGonigle.
Horribles A. A. Dutton.
Sports T. A. Flynn, chairman; A. L.
Speilman, Julius Conrard.
Militia Capt. Geo. Herrington.
Fireworks A. A. Dutton, chairman;
W. H. Norman, W. G. Blair.
Baseball Corney Flynn, chairman;
Wm. Dakin, John Conrard.
Tug of War Tom Devine, chair
man; W. W. Williams, Capt. Geo. Her
rington. Decoration, Music, Refreshments
W. T. Sumner.
Fire Hose Races Sam Quay, chair
man; E. T. McGonigle, J. R. Treat,
Geo. Martin, V. V. Merino.
Prizes E. T. McGonigle, Edgar
Raines, W. T. Sumner.
Dancing H. P. Cullinan, chairman;
Burt Blair, Geo. Herrington, John
The judges of the different contests
will be chosen from the following: T.
A. Riordan, F. W. Sisson, Hon. M. J.
Riordan, Mayor Pollock, A. A. Dutton,
F. J. Jack.
Entertainment of Guests T. A.
Riordan, F. W. Sisson, E. A. Sliker,
J. R. Treat, Chas. McGonigle.
Division marshals in the parade:
Saw Mill C. P. Henderson.
Box Factory Joe Merino.
Planing Mill Lee Blair.
Loading Crew Rufus L. Watson.
Yard Crew Paul Rodriguez.
Railroad Crew Dick Bongberg.
The officers of the field sports have
been selected as follows:
Clerk of Course E. A. Sliker.
Referee C. H. McGonigle.
Timekeeper Lee Blair.
Course Markers E. C. Dwyer, J. L.
Starter Wm. Lannon.
Linesmen KickBacca, Jose Chavez.
Properties Marcel Criez.
The official programme for the day
will be as follows:
Morning 8:30, parade; 9:30 ad
dresses; 10:00, band concert; 10:00, field
sports; 11:00, hose contests.
Afternoon 1:30, exhibition drill, Co.
I; 2:30, ball game; 4:00, tug of war, log
sawing contest; 5:00, finals in field
Evening 8:00, grand illumination;
8:30 promenade concert, dancing.
During the evening concert the band
will be assisted by the Ladies Quintet,
consisting of Mesdatnes T. A. and M.
J. Riordan, Sisson, Devine and Miss
Metz, and the White Pine Quartet, con
sistingof Messrs. Raines, Haffley, Blair
and Sumner, and Mrs. F. W. Sisson
and Edgar Raines, soloists.
The events for the field sports have
been divided into three classes. First
class, those over 18 years of age; sec
ond class, boys from 14 to 18, inclusive;
third class, boys under 14.
PRIZES FOR THB DAY.
Hose races Dry, one prize, $33; wet,
two prizes, $52 and $26.
Militia, competitive drill, one prize,
Ball game, $20.
Log-sawing contest, two prizes, $10
Tug of war, one prize, $10.
Most grotesque costume in each
division, six prizes, each $2; $12.
Most grotesque vehicle, $5.
Crew having largest percentage of
men in line, $5;
First Class Eleven events, prize of
$2 for each; $22.
Second Class Eleven events, prize
of $1 for each, $11.
Third and Ladies' Events Useful
articles for each event, $10.
The contestants in the various con
tests are meeting nightly and training
for the events under the direction of
the committee on sports.
During the day .refreshments will be
served and lunches may be obtained by
those not desiring to go to town.
The parade will start from Milton
promptly at 8:30 on the morning of the
Fourth. The line of march will in
clude Leroux street, between Birch and
Railroad avenue. The procession will
be reviewed by the judges at the electric
light station as it returns from town.
All entries for the different contests
must be handed to the secretary of the
general committee before 8 p. m. July
Gen. Ee.gn.rv H&i b. Quarrel.
A special from Tucson says: Gen.
Chas. Eagan, of army beef fame, and
Abe Goldbaum, who has charge of W.
C. Green's cattle interests in the state
of Sonora, quarreled in a restaurant in
Hennosillo while the two were at
lunch and a sensational gun play re
sulted. After some hot words General
Eagan drew a revolver from his hip
pocket and it is said would have shot
Goldbaum if the latter had not been too
quick for him. Goldbaum grasped
Eagan's arm before he could take aim
and the bullet was discharged at the
ceiling, doing no harm.
Eagan was thrown violently to the
floor by his antagonist and the revolver
was wrenched from his hand. The
proprietor and others in the restaurant
interfered and the men were separated.
No art est s were made.
Eagan has won a reputation as a
fighter since he has been mining in
Sonora, and Goldbaum, although a
small man, is fearless. Those who
know both men arc surprised that the
affair did not result more seriously.
The United States geological survey
has issued atlas sheets showing the
topography of the following three sec
tions in Arizona: Diamond creek, with
portion of Grand Canyon; Verde river
and Tonto creek, and a quadrangle of
DEFENDS THE WEST.
Delegate Rodey of New Mexico An
swer Resolutions Against State,
hood for Territories.
The New England Shoe & Leather
Association of Boston recently adopted
resolutions appealing to congress to
reject the bill granting statehood to
Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona.
A copy of the resolution was sent to
Delegate Rodey of New Mexico. He
has replied to the association in a letter
in which he says:
"On behalf of the people of the great
Territory of New Mexico I most em
phatically invite your association to
mind its own business. If it would
only tell the truth there would be no
objection to anything it might say.
Your slanderous letter is but a tissue of
falsehoods from beginning to end.
What have the territories ever done to
your association that you should take
it upon yourselves to attempt to have
denied to them their rights as citizens
of the United States? The only thing
we have ever done to your city of Bos
ton is that we have been guilty for
from a dozen years to half a century
and more of buying millions of dollars
worth of shoes, rattan furniture, drugs,
cottons, ducks, crockery and other
merchandise from you. Is this a crime?
Don't you want us to increase and pro
gress so that we can buy more of your
"New Mexico has an area as large
as all of New England, New York and
New Jersey combined. Your whole
state is not as large as one of our coun
ties. We have, in New Mexico, tracts
of coal land three times as big as your
whole state, and tracts of lumber bigger
than your whole state.
"What a blessing it is that your con
gressmen are not as ignorant as your
association is. Every last one of them
voted for our statehood bill in the
house, and they acted honestly and
right under their official oaths. They
were honest men, God bless them, and
no narrow-minded bigots, like your
board of directors.
"I have sent you our governor's last
report and a lot of literature regarding
our territory, which I commend to your
association to read, so that you will
know what you are talking about be
fore you begin slandering a million
citizens of the United States. I send
you several copies of the report on the
statehood bill by that able and honest
statesman, Hon. W. S. Knox of Massa
chusetts, and it may do your associa
tion some good to read it. You will
learn something about the territories.
"Does your association think it is in
a better position to judge of the fitness
of our people to come into the Union
than men like Congressman Knox,
Congressman Tirrell, Congressman
Powers and the rest of the Massachu
setts delegation in congress?
"I won't believe that any considera
ble number of the people of the great
city of Boston, of which I once had the
honor of being a citizen, are so illib
eral and bigoted as to believe as your
narrow-minded association does. I
will not think that the people who
boast of a Fanueil Hall, Bunker Hill
and Harvard could entertain such sen
timents. I will not admit that a state
that produced a Winthrop, a Warren, a
Sumner, a Wendell Phillips and a Hoar
voices its sentiments through any such
body as your association.
"The three delegates from the three
territories attacked resolved this after
noon to circulate your slanderous cir
cular in their territories, and then the
people, perhaps, will cease to purchase
millions of dollars worth of goods from
your merchants, since you deny us our
rights. If you want to do us justice,
then reconvene your association and
retract this libel and false and imper
tinent piece of impudence you have
put upon us. Very truly yours,
"B. S. Rodsv,
"Delegate in Congress from New
The Black Rock Mining Properties.
Owing to new discoveries and devel
opment work done on the Black Rock
properties in the Black Hills and Agua
Fria mining districts, the stock of that
company has been advanced from 25
to 50 cents. None of the treasury stock
is for sale now except for further de
velopment purposes. There is consid
erable excitement over these proper
ties in that part of the country among
mining people. Mr. W. D. Powell is
in town from the mines making ar
rangements for machinery to handle
the property. He has been sinking a
double compartment shaft and other
wise making ready to make Mother
Earth yield up her untold riches. Much
of the ore taken out assays 27 per cent
copper, 28 oz. in silver and. one-half
ounce of gold per ton, making a total
value of about $80. Eastern capital
is interested, and Mr. Powell expects
to push the work rapidly from now on.
Ho, for the Fourth of July.
At the meeting of the young people
on Monday evening at the courthouse
the following persons wete appointed
a general committee to arrange for the
different contests and sports: Willie
Jones, Geo. Rickel, Edward Priest,
CharKe Priest and Charlie Jones. They
will arrange for the different contests
and select the judges. There will be
egg, foot, potato and hurdle races, high
jump and baseball contests. Prizes
will be given the winners in each con
test. Several swings will be put up
for the accommodation of the people.
Free lunch, ice-cream and lemonade
will be served. We hope a sufficient
number of the adults will be prepared
to assist in serving the children. We
will not go out to the Park until after
the Milton procession has passed
through Flagstaff, so that the children
can hear the band and see the proces
sion. J. H. Henry.
A fight occurred between cattlemen
last week near Tucumcari, which re
sulted in the death of five cowpunchers.
According to the story, Bud Lee of
Dona Ana county had watered his
cattle at a hole and allowed them to
walk through the spring and ruin it
against the protests of other cattlemen
who were using the same -spring.
Lee was warned if he repeated the
action he would be killed. He claimed
to have a right to do as he wished With
the water, and later came again, ac
companied by an old Indian fighter.
Eight cowboys were lying in wait for
him. When the battle which followed
was over, five of the eight cowboys
were dead and the other three had fled.
Lee and his partner were untouched.
They gave themselves up to Sheriff
Romero of Guadalupe county.
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