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THE SUK -DEMOCRAT.
TUBUSnED EVKItY THUKSDAT.
J. . jonks o. r. jickso
JONES & JACKSON,
Editors and Pnbtliheri
Jbtered t the Postofllee t Flagstaff, Arizona,
M Reoond-clau Matter.
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THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 18. 1897.
TIih following letter was repel veil
last week lv District Attorney E. 8.
Clark from D.tviil IirinkerlmfT of Tuba
City, nn (it the. must prominent and
Influential men of the county. It sup
ports the tume views in ;reHt ..;rt
as nil winced hv Mr. Clark in his letter
to Secretary Fiaocis, published in
Ihese columns lat week:
Toda Crrv, Amz.. February 8 18H7.
Nr.E. S.Clark, Flagstaff, Ariz.. Deab Sin:
With referenco to tho communication of the
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, published In
Thb Sun-Dcmocrat. I notice a staioinent
that some people hud Impos-d th"ineUes on
to the Indian lands, and are endeavoring to
disposes them of lands that rightfully
belonz lo them. etc. This statement Is fals
ln every p irth'iilar. and Is calculated to mis
lead and bias tho public mind. In relation to
cltt'ens that are livlne near i ho reservation.
This placo was settled as long ago as 187t.
and white people had lived here a godmany
years lieforo that, but at tint time tho two
llttl" s ttl-ments (Tuba City and Moen-l "opt
were locnli d. ai.d have remained ever since.
As for tho Navajos. thov were as scarce
about hero at that time as they are at Flag
staff now. Tho neatest Navajo m libber no
then hid was old Long-bad:, who lived
thtrty-lle miles from hero, away back off
thelMoquli reserve, and It was a raro thins;
for them to visit us; I think not n -arly so
often as they visit Fl ustnff now. It Is tine
that they liavu been located on soma sp -Inns.
etc.. audit Is a matter of great curiosity to
us how tho Government omVUls could come
and allot lands to them that we have had
fenced and under cultivation for years, lu
fcomo Instance with larju crown orchards on
thorn, wlthoutno much as asking us to whom
they belonged. Talk about their farming,
etc.. In this country; when we first came here
ire ran out of feed and went to buy some
corn from tho Indians, and tho nearest place
where It could bo obtained was forty-five
miles from here, and tho prlco was II cents
per pound. This Is only a scheme on the
part of the Government officials to rob us of
our homos and property In this county. As
for our treatment of the Indians, we have
ulways been friendly with them, and have
done all we could to help them Into civilisa
tion, and encouraged them to do right.
Tho remark that tie) whites had pushed
themselves Into the country Is misleading.
Intended, as I believe, to reflet on our
people. I can tell you how that has been
with us. When wo came here, them worn no
ndlans claiming any of the springs, but soon
aftei we rume. In 1871. a fow Oralbescame
down from the village and took up land at
Movn-Copt where they aro yot. and their
claims arorespocted Just the same, and al
ways have been, as If they wero white men.
The statement that tho Indians have lived
In this country from time Immemorial Is
porhaps true, hut they wero not Navajos nor
Oralbes. as they will tell you themselves,
and th it they uover lived hero before tho
whlteseainn. There wero a few old I'ah-tJto
Indians that did lite here, and they are liete
yet. and If you will romeand ask them, they
will tell you Mho occupied thocountryln
this vicinity. Tho Navajos never did have
any claim on any of this country till within
the last few years. They will tell you that
when tho soldiers were after them. In Kit
Carsou'.s day, a little band of them got off In
here, and were not taken, but they never
lived here. The government has not hold of
tho wrong cud of the story entirely; the
Navajos want this country and thoavents
want them to hue It. and that Is about all
there is to It. if there is an appropriation
available for thu purpose of Improving the
Navajo reservation, why In the name of
common tense Nit not expended? Does not
tho reservation need It, or aro not the times
hard enough yet to Justify the outlay?
There are u great many streams of water on
the reservation that could he taken nut and
made good use of tit farming, that would be
equal to or better than what we have hero,
but thu Ii.dlans need allillo help and en
couragement. There are many places where
springs could bu developed with little ox
pousu that would furnish water for their
(looks, and many moro pi ices where, by
throwing In a small dam, water cou d bo
caught In tho rainy season that would en
able tin Ir Hocks to rango out wlie.ro now they
As for tho rights of tho Indians in this
country, they aru and always have been
respected Just the same as though they were
white men. The main fault Is tho other way:
the Indians are a little dull In lespectlng thu
rights of tho whites by allowing their flocks
to trespass where thoy ought not. Hut they
are Indians, and of course we boar mure with
them than we would wit htho whites. There
Isnodlsposl'lou on tho part of tho citizens
to Iki cruel with thu Indians, but we would
llkoour rights respected.
We have lived hero n long time, and
naturally have become attached to tho
country and our homes, but If necessity
really demands It, wo can glvo up our homes
forthesako of tho Indians, but vedonot
want to do It under the false Imputation
that wo havo pushed ourselves Into tholr
country and aro dispossessing thorn of tholr
rights, because that Is entirely wrong, as a
little Inquiry will show
Kespccifully, T). BRiKKKitnorF.
RkpAL tho registration law. It is
a useless expense to the taxpayers.
Celebrated for its treat leavening strength
and healtbfulnest. Assures the food against
alum and all forms of adulteration common
to the cheap brands.
ROTAI. BAKINO eOWDBH CO.. NW YORK.
Kor sale by FLAGSTAFF COMMERCIAL
COMPANY and BABBITT UKOS.
The delinquent tax-payers' names
will soon appear in public print.
The peopln of the civilized nntlnns
drink lo tho health of the King of
William L St. John, treasurer of
tho Democratic National committee,
died Sund.tv evening in Now York.
Klep overy dollar in your town that
you can. Remember, patronizing
foreign institutions does not benefit
J our home, peopln or country.
One by ono the trust aro falling.
No thanks aru duo the U lited States
Attorney -General, however. Thu
wave of proipctily was too slow in
PltESIDKNT McKlNLEV has his cabi
net nil lixed up and nothing now re
mains but to press the button for the
reign of prosperity to begin. In the
language of Billy Rice, "Oil, let it be
The St. Louis millionaire Dr.
Arthur Dust row, who was convicted
of murdering bis wife and child, and
.sentenced to bu hung, failed lo
meet wilh clemency at the hands of
the Governor of Missouri and paid tho
death penalty on last Tuesday.
Tub Kailsas Legislature has a bill
before it which provides for letting
out each county office, to the highest
bidder, i. e., the fellow who will offer
to work for the lowest salary. New
Ideas do not always emanate from
cranks, but thu man who originated
this idea is of necessity a lunatic.
The El Paso Herald tells of an ar
tist in Phoenix, Arizona, who p'linled
cobwebs on the ceiling so truthfully
that tho hired girl wore herself into
an attack of nervous prostration trying
to sweep them down. Wo have
thought thu problem out and corau to
the conclusion ill. a such an artist may
have, lived, but that thu hired girl
should go down lu history as the only
one of her kiodjever known.
The Iiradlet-M.triin ball given in New
York one night last week cost upward
of $230,000, but resulted in Mrs.
Iir.idlev-MM-liu boing crowned queen
of New York society. But tli.it in
vestment promises to return an empty
reward as Mrs. Astor is preparing to
spend $100,000 oil a similar event to
attain a similar end. In the mean
time even $250,000 may be said to be
a pretty high price to pay for an honor
if doubtful endurance.
Oim conioinp'irary, the Arizona
Kicker, published out at the ice caves,
a short time ago advertised tho faci(?)
ilmt2000 marriageable young ladies
could lind husbands anil homes in Ari
zona. Willi tho large circulation of
the Kicker, this misleading article
reached seveuty limns 2000 "marriage
able" ladies and a colony of them was
fonnedonlho brink of the Missouri
river, where they are now camped
awaiting the forwarding of car faro bj
the thousands of Arizonans that are
supposed to be aching to marry and
settle down. There aro a few inex
perienced citizens in Arizona, may
haps, who would bo overjoyed to wel
come a wife to their bosom, but the
majority have either "been there
before" or are in such an advanced
stalo of intellectuality, that the more
tboughtof marriage nearly drives them
to take another drink. Better go
back homo, girls.
The Work of the Lawmakers Re
Phoenix, February 17 Corres
pondence of The Son-Democuat.
The week's session has been pro
ductive of definite action u several
important measures though the prison
removal and Circuit court bills are
still unsettled. The proceedings are
THURSDAY, FKBUUAItr 11.
C. B. 46 was substituted for II. B.
61, and passed by the Council by a
vote of 9 to 3. Tills is the live stock
bill and tho substitute leaves out all
reference to sheep.
II. B. 18, reducing time of legal
residence, in the Territory from one
year to six months, passed the House.
Tho bill providing, for new rail
roads, exemption from taxation for a
period of fifteen ears passed the
A petition in the interest of R. A. F.
Penrose of Pierce, Cochise county, an
applicant for the office of Governor of
Arizona, was circulated in the II iush
and generally signed. Mr. Penrose
has been a resident of Aii.on.i for
live ears and is a brother of Senator
Penrose of Petmstlvanu.
Hughes introduced a bill in the
Council to abolish the office of County
Recorder "ami create the office of
County Clerk. Advanced ou calender.
A bill was introduced by Rogers to
repeal existing registration laws,
making it unuecessiry for voters to
register before voting.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12.
Bat'lli introduced bill repealing
Territorial military code. A" big
lobby was present and worked against
the measure. No action taken.
A compulsory educ.it i in bill was in
troduced in the Council by Hunt. It
is a copy of the Montana law.
The woman suffrage bill came up
in Council for discussion, and on
motion action was postponed for one
week. The lobby was filled wilh
women anxious fol' the fate of the bill.
Another prison removal bill was in
troduced iu the Council by Brady, who
wants the pen taken to Arizola, in
Pinal county. A line section of laud
with water rights, worth three thousand
dollars, is offered free, and as a further
inducement them is a valuable gran
ite quarry near by, which could be
worked by the prisoners.
Norton iiitrnliicHil a bill in Council
compelling Judges of colli ts of recotd
to file, written a opinion within thirt
days after rendition of judgment, and
it was passed.
Cowan introduced a bill in the I Ion mi
allowing mart ied Mien $500 exemption
from sei.ure fordebt. Passed lo u third
The Ciicuit court bill was consid
ered, and United Slates Attorney Kl
liuwood. Judge Stilwell and Kihhej.
appeared iu advocacy of the measure.
Ashurst's bill for the completion of
the Reform School building at Flag
staff passed thu House Saturday.
When Gov. Franklin signs the Coun
cil substitute for II. B. 61 the cattle in
dustry of Arizona will be better hedged
about than at any previous time. The
bill consists of nearly ninety sections
and is a collection of previously exist
ing stock laws, which aie repealed in
their old form. New provisions are
met, new conditions have been added
and altogether the law as it was passed
is said to give a security to cattlemen
they have never enjoyed before.
A large number of bills of little im
portance were introduced iu the House.
At 2 p. in. the bill providing for a
tighter Sunday-closing law was brought
up. A lively discussion followed,
l'ho debate turned upon tho effect it
would have upon saloons and gambling
tables. Some objected that its passage
would bo an exhibition of Territorial
ingratitude to the saloons and gam
bling tables, chief contribution to the
public treasury. Some claimed that
local means should regulate such
affairs. An amendment for closing at
noon on Sunday was proposed. The
deliberation resulted in the cammittee
asking for more time to consider.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 15.
The bill for the removal of the Ter-
Is essential to
health. Every nook
and corner of the
system is reached by the blood, and on
Us quality theconditlon of overy organ de
pends. Good blood means strong nerves,
good digestion, robust health. Iaipure
blood means scrofula, dyspepsia, rheuma
tism, catarrh or other diseases. The sorest
way to have good blood is to take HoodV
Sarsaparilla. This medicine purifies, vl
tallies, and enriches the blood, and sent'
the elements of health and strength t.
every nerve, organ nnd tissue. It creatf
a good appetite, gives rofreshlnR slec
and cures that tired feeling. Remember
Is the best In fact the One True Blood Pnrlfl-
u rsv.ia cure Liver Ills: r.t
nOOtlS PlIIS Uke, easy teouer
ritnrial prison to Prescott was after
tilihcstering and delay made the spe
cial oilier of l he day for Tuesday after
noon at 3.30. The bill is gaining
friends in both Houses and its passage
by the House is probable.
A bill of great importance lias been
introduced, entitled an act lo eiicour
age the sugar beet industry iu the
At Tuesday's session Ashnrsl.s prison
removal bill, which should have come
up at 3.30. was delayed by tuition lo
adjourn, which w is carried.
A Batch of Breezy Items From
the Railroad City.
Correspondence of Tna Sdn-Dkmocrat.1
The Saginaw Lumber Company's dry
kiln, with a capacity of sixty thousand
teel, is now completed.
The masquerade ball of Friday night
was a grand success everyone enjoy
ing themselves to the fullest extent.
Jim Kennedy came in from the
Grand Cain on mining district Ibis
week, bringing some good samples
Take jour girl to the skating-rink
and have a good tune. More fun st
the rink than any other place in town.
Don't forget it.
Judge Sanford has his chambers
about completed, 'and will soon be deal
ing out justice from tho neatest little
office iu Williams.
Burlier and Carnlhers. the traveling
nieichants, who have been disposing
of a stock of cheap go ids "at join
own price" in Williams, left for King
W. D. Keibiiiil, who left Williams
Tuesday wilh supplies for the Irvine
& Forney mines, returned last. Thurs
day morning, having broken bis wagon
and compelled to return for repairs.
Friday evening, about 9 o'clock,
while the propiielor of the Williams
House, Mr. Aullmati, and ot'.iergeu
tlemcn were seated in the office dis
cussing the late train robbery near
Nelson, a man stepped iu I lie door,
coveriug all three wilh a gun, ordeiing
hands up and faces to the wall. This
being complied with lie handed ihem a
sack apiece to pull over their head,
then proceeded to search them, ob
taining about $400 in cash. After
securing what cash ho could find the
robber lited one shot, which passed
between Mr. Aultman and one of his
companions throuuh tho partition,
striking Mrs. Aultman who was iu
the adjoining room, inflicting a flesh
wound near the ankle. The robber
escaped, leaving no clue. This is the
second robbery iu Williams the past
Ax weeks. Some action should be
taken to thiu out this class of Individ
uals and for the protection of citizens
The Lime Kiln Club (Bert Fisk pres
ident, Joe Dickson vice-president,
Charles Dudley secretary) met Mon
day evening at the residence of the
vice-president, where luxurious club-
rooms with complete paraphenalia,
have been fitted up, and a thoroughly
enjoyable time was had. The full
SANTA FE ROUTE.
Atlantic & Pacific R. R,
O. W. Sunn, Receiver.
CondonaMl Time Table Xo, 45.
Effective February II. 1887.1
No. 8. No. 1
No. 2. No. i.
Lv. Chicago.. Ar
.. . Denver ,.
.. Albuquerque Ar
6 10 pi S
. ...Williams. .
13 40 a
1 40 ft
Ar..Ash Knrlc .Lv
6 25 a
7 60 a
11 10 a
Ar . Prescott lT
Ar... Phoenix. .Lv
Lv..Ash Kork Ar
.. Peach Springs ..
6 00 a
10 m p
Ar .Itarstow ...
Ar Los Angeles Lv
Ar Ban I)lezo..Lv
10 15 a
7 45 a
ArSan Pran'no Lv
Went of WllllnniH.
8 30 p
2 0- a
4 10 a
10 Oi a
12 45 p
A 0 p
.. .Ash Kork. ..,
.. ..Neodl -s
.. .Il.-wdad. ..
... Hir-it'i.T ...
. ...Knui'r. ...
7 10 a
1 20 a
10 20 p
7 40 p
6 i0 p
.1 45 p
I 00 p
12 40 p
11 05 a
8 45 a
"p-clnl ItHtitl-bort: Tralim.
S tO p I i.v
. Art 8 30 p
...Lvl 8 65 p
nw p l AT .
Trains Nos.3 and 4 aro limited trains, run
ning seml-wewkly. No. 3 leaves Chicago
Wcdnodivs una Saturdays, passes Alhu
queniuoon Friuivs anil Mondajs arriving
at Los Anel a Saturdays and Tuesdays.
Tr.iln So 4 will In.ivo Los Anireles Mondays
nnd Thursdays, pis-lni; Albuquerque on
Wednes lavs and htmrdays, arriving at Cbl
casro Fridays and Mondiys.
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars dally
throuch between Chtcazn and San Fran-
clsen and Chic no and Los Angeles.
ruiiinan rourixt Sleeping cars Onlly
through between Chicago and san Francisco
and Chicago and Los Anireles.
PasenirerM on limited westbound tr!na
holding tickets reading dhect via Mojave
change at II irstow on No. 5.
The urand Canyon of .thu Colorado can be
reached only via this line.
Ask for a beautifully Illustrated book
which will lie mailed free.
DON A. SWEET.
R-neral Passenger Agent. Albuquerque. N.M.
membership was present and everyone
seemed Imbued with the one idea to be
as agreeable as possible and to pro
mote) the general jollity to the utmost.
Refreshments of the most tempting
viands known to the Lime Kiln
chef wele served and mmprisril hog
chnldliiiK, hoe cake, 'possum ami other
delicacies too numerous to mention.
At a late hour the club adjourned to
meet itiroin at the clubroouis no Mon
day night, March 1.
From everywhere come words of
praise for Clrnuhcrlniu's Coiizh lteme-
d.. "Allow lll, lo foligliillihile ou
in the merits nf v on - ivniedv. It
cured me of chronic lirouchiiis when
tin. doctor could do iiothiu form"."
Hhas V. Hkmi:i Toledo. O. For sale
lit 1). J. IS.'ioneii's U. II.T Stole.
(iKKIvCK, I lie HiiMllesl of nations, is
on tho verge of war with Turkey over
outrages committed iu Crete on the
helple.ssChiisliaus. The little nations
of Hie woild heem to be the most
leseutful and energetic when their
lights are trampled ou and many of
Ihrt big powers, iticludiag our own
nation, could profitably follow in their
footsteps. Nowadays one hears noth
ing but arbitration," km peace."
War is a relic of barbarism, we are
told, and nevermore will civilized
nations goto war Ij settle their illlfi
c.uliies. War is barbarous, but there
are times when "peacu" is even moro
h.irharou. It is certainly inhum iu to
allow Turkey to continue in its
slaughter in thci nam- of religion of
I he innocent Christians who are un
fortunate enough to live under the
Sultan's government, and if war will
slop il, let us have war and lots of it.
Iu the meantime the European powers
aio buskin;; themselves with pi event
ing a coolest between Greece and Tur
key iu the name of peace.
The best way to buy any
thing is to borrow it first
Get a package of Schil
ling's Best tea of your
grocer. He pays you your
money back if you don't
like it J
That's our way of lend-1
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