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FLAGSTAFF. ARIZONA, DECEMBER 9. 1905.
That Is What President Roosevelt
Orders Wants Four Territories
Made Two States.
President Roosevelt in his mes
sage to congress, recommends
that Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory be admitted as one state and
that' Arizona and New Mexico be
admitted as one state. The posi
tion of the president comes as a
surprise to everybody in Arizona,
as the people of the territory have
again and again been assured by
Gov. Brodie that the president
would give Arizona a fair deal.
The following is the portion of
the president's message regarding
statehood for the territories:
"I recommend that Indian Ter
ritory and Oklahoma be admitted
as one state and that New Mexico
and Arizona be admitted as one
state. There is no obligation up
on us to treat territorial subdi
visions, which are matters of con
venience only, as binding us on
the question of admission to state
hood. Nothing has taken up
more time in the congress during
the past few years than the ques
tion of the statehood to be granted
to the four territories above men
tioned, and after careful consider
ation of all that has been develop
ed in the discussions of the ques
tion, I recommend that they be
immediately admitted as two
states. There is no justifications
for further delay; and the advisa
btlity of making four territories
into two states has been clearly
"In some of the territories the
legislative assembles issue li
censes for gambling. The con
gress should !) law forbid this
practice, the harmful results of
which are obvious at a glance."
M. E. Church .Notes.
Regular services will be held at
the M. E. church tomorrow morn
ing and evening. Sunday school
at to a. m.; Epworth league at
6:45 p. m., and preaching at 11 a.
m. ahd 7:30 p. m.
In the evening the pastor will
speak on, ' The president's mes
sage and how shall we view it."
He extends a special invitation to
the business men of the town, and
those who are interested in current
Look out for the handkerchief
sale that the ladies are to give on
the afternoon and evening of De
cember 19. If you want to get a
nice Christmas present for your
self or some of your friends, that
will be your opportunity.
The board of supervisors will
meet on Saturday, December 30.
Flagstaff Clks and Visiting Members
Participate In Annual Lodge
Flagstaff Lodge, No. 499, B. P.
O. E., have again written the
virtues of their departed brothers
upon the tablets of love and mem
ory, and their faults, they have
written not. at all.
The services were held in Mc
Millan hall at 2:30 o'clock p. m.,
on Sunday and were largely at
tended. The hall was appro
prately decorated for the cere
mony. An impressive program was
followed. The oration being de
livered b) Reese M. Ling, of Pres
cott lodge No. I330.
The eulogyij was delivered by
James L. Byrne, and Edward M.
Doe made a short address.
The departed brothers mourned
bythe lodge were John M. Dohoney,
Harry P. Cullilan, Michael J.
Kennedy and Lyman H. Tolfree.
The instrumental music was fur
nished by Messrs Barnes and Ehrke
and vocal music by quartette,
consisting of Misses Bury, Per
kins, Messrs. Blair and Raines and
Messrs. Blair, Moyer, Amundsen
and Raines, a solo by Miss Lola
O'Brien. The benediction was by
Rev. F. C. Reid.
TERRITORIAL FAIR NOTES
A. 0. U. W. Elect OfUcers.
At their regular weekly meeting
Thursday night, Flagstaff lodge
No. 13, Ancient Order United
Workmen, elected the followingoffi-
cers to serve during the ensuing
B. A. Cameron, Master Work
man; George Rowe, treasurer; J.
N. Kenzie, overseer; A. S. Alvord,
records; G. N. Baty, financier;
J. O. Harrington, receiver; F. E.
McLaughlin, guide; G. C. Powell,
inside watch; W. J. Watson, out
The newly elected officers will
be installed Thursday night, Jan
uary 4, at which meeting the third
degree will be given. All mem
bers are urgently requested to at
tend this meeting.
J. Bold, traveling representative
of the Prcscott brewing company,
was here yesterday. He has
just made a trip over the A. &. C.
railroad, in Yuma county, and says
that country is coming to the front
as a mining country. New strikes
are being made almost daily. The
recent gold strike on the Clara
claim is attracting attention all
over the country and Mr. Bold
says gold showed everywhere in
the quartz he saw from the new
December 25 to 30 Reduced Rail
road Rate to Fair Miners'
On account of the heavy rains
causing floods in the Salt and Gila
rivers and interfering with the
transportation lines it was neces
sary to postpone the fair and holi
day week was decided upon as the
best time, as this would give
everyone an opportunity to take
an outing and visit the capital
The railroad companies have
shown their deep interest in the
success of the fair by making the
low rate of :j4 cent per mile each
way, and this will insure a big at
tendance. The miners' drilling contest for
the championship of Arizona
promises to be well fiilled. The
usual rules will apply: 8 pound
hammers in the double contest
and four pound in the single with
seven-eigth (H) steel in both,
Mr. Thomas Devine, of Bisbie,
will be in charge of the cinterti
and he is thoroughly familiar with
the manner in which they should
Various exhibits are being re
ceived, for-the fair, many being
shipped the day before the post
ponement was announced. The
United Verde min-j exhibit, in
charge of Mr. H. B. Brown, has
been received and will na doubt
be an attractive display. It will
remain as a part of the permanent
mineral exhibit. S2v5r.il of the
counties have also sent their edu
The rains have interfered with
the completion of the fair build
ings and grounds, but with the de
lay caused by the postponement
every thing will be ready.
Weather for tbe Week.
The following data for the week
ending at 9 a. m. today (Decem
ber 9) are furnished by Observer
A. E. Hackett, in charge of the
local office of the U. S. weather
The mean temperature of the
week was 23.2 degrees, 8.8 degrees
below the normal, and 9.1 degrees
below the mean for the same period
last year. The highest tempera
ture was 44 degrees, on fhe 5th,
and the lowest, 3 degrees, on the
same date. ' The highest tempera
ture recorded for the same period
during the past eight years was 60
degrees, on the 5th, 1901, and 2d,
1903, and the lowest, prior to this
year, 4 degrees, on the 9th, 1903.
No precipitation occurred during
the week. The prevailing winds
have been from the north, the
average cloudiness was 24 per
cent, and the mean relative humid
ity, 80 per cent.
I 1 H HI I
I LOCAL AND PERSONAL )
L 111 III
C. A. Green and family are now
residing in the old dormitory, on
San Francisco street.
Miss Zella Jones has gone to
Woodruff, Navajo county, where
she will teach in the public
E E. Ellinwood, district attor
ney of Yavapai county, was in the
city during the week on official
Frank Livermore and wife left
for Phoenix Friday, where they
will remain during the winter
months. They took the overland
The Ladies' Aid society, recent
ly organized at Holbrook, has
elected Mrs. Wallace Newman,
formerly a resident of this place,
its vice president.
Charles Bell, L. W. Quinlan, J.
W. Jones and F. H. Donahue,
have gone to Prescott, to serve as
trial jurors in the United States
court, which convened there this
"Billie" Robbins, who has been
suffering with rheumatism for some
time, has taken a trip to Hot
Springs, Arkansas, where he hopes
to derive benefit from the baths at
that famous resort.
E. T. Phelan, who lias chargei
of the butcher department of G.
H. Coffin's store, since the open
ing of that market, will leave Sun- ,
day for Gallup, N. M., lo take
charge of the Colorado Supply
company's meat market, for the
next two months, when he ex
pects to go to Albuquerque to en
ter the employ of Wm. Farr. Tom ,
knows how to conduct a butcher,
shop, is accommodating and a
Professor Taylor will leave for
Holbrook the 12th, where he will
conduct a count' institute Decem
ber 13, 14 and 15, assisted by Miss
Smyser, supervisor of the training
department at the Normal, and A.
E. Douglass of the modern lan
guage department. Professor Tay
lor will also conduct an institute at
Thatcher, Graham county, January
3, 4 and 5, 1906. He will go to
Bisbee to make an address at the
dedication of the new high school
building, early in January.
The thanksgiving holidays were
duly celebrated at the dormitory.,.
The little girls' party of the 30th"?
and Friday evening the kindergar
ten party. Miss Mma Jones se
curing the prize, a figure of Herr