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VOL. XIV. NX. 36.
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1897.
10c PER COPY"
O. U. W.-FLA08TAFF LODGE, No. 13,
. Meets overv Thursday nlebt. In a. A.
hull. Visiting Workmen are cordially In.
vlted. J. U. UUIM. M. W.
Louis spiers. Itocorder.
fOVHT COCONINO. I. O. JA, NO. WH,
xc mmi jrrj i uesuav evening in u. A. u.
jiau. vittiiinK nremren
attend. UK. D.J,
LOUIS 8PIBBS. H, 8.
rethren cordially Invited to
UUANNEN, U. R.
T?LAG8TAFF LODGE. NO. T. V. & A. M
JT Kcgular meetings on the first Saturday
night of each calendar month In Masonic
Hall, Kllpatrlck building. Bojournlug
urviureu curuivur inriiru.
u. II. ANDERSON, Master,
J. QumiuE Havaqk, secretary.
J70KE8T CAMP. NO. 1, WOODMEN
of the World, meets the first and third
ondayg In each month. In tho O. A. R. Hall.
Visiting Sovereigns cordially welcome.
T. 8. HUNCH. Counsel Com.
T. E. PuuxtM. Clerk.
GA. R.-KF.GULAR MEETINGS OF
. Ranwtin Post. G. A. R.. No. 4, Depart
ment of Arizona, will bo held In G. A. R. hall
on second and last Saturday In each month.
E. U. JONES. Commandor.
E. II. Cues. Post Adjutant.
O. O. F.-FLAGSTAVF LODOE. NO. 11,
luoctn erery Friday evening In Masonic
Visiting brethren cordially Invited.
j. k. jurttsa, n. u.
J. L. Docgiikrtt. Bccrotary.
MOUNTAIN LODGE. NO. 15. K. OF P.
meets every Wednesday night In tbolr
e hall In O. A. 1C hall. All visiting
brothers Invited to attend.
W. A. MAYFLOWER, a 0.
C. II. COBLE. K. of It, 8.
Pastor. On Sundays:
REV. F. DILLY.
Low Mass at 8
o'clock a. m.; lllgb Mas.iatlo:30a.m. Sunday
School at 3 p. Di. Evening services at 790
On the second Sunday of each month, prayer
m. un week days: Mass at 7au a. m
iff av iu:w a. m.; cane
All cordlallr Invited
TTIK3T M. E. CHURCH. CORNER OF
X unurcii and bareux streets, u r. Wil
son, Pastor. Preaching at ll a. m. and 7 p. m.
Sundays: Sunday school at 10 a. n, Oscar
Cllwon. Superintendent. CIuaS Meetings at
l:l& p, m Lnworth league 6:.'W p. in
Prayer tcroUng Wednesday evening at 7:30
T?IR9T PRE8IIYTF.RIAN 'OHUP.OH.
Jl North Hn rrtncUco street. II. P
terser. jMAtor, Sabbath ervlcnt Preaching
U. in. and p. m ; similar school 10
.I Y P. b. O. K. prayer tneotlng.7 IS p. to
7 IS p.
liia-wfcic conference ana prayer,
y evening at 8 p.m. A corals:
DB.D.J. BRANNEN. PHT8ICIAN
Hnrseon. Flagstaff. Arlsona. Will
apond promptly to all calls from any point
on tbe Atlantic & Pacific Railroad. Office
and drug store opposite the depot. Tele
phones: Store. It; residence. 38.
W8. ROBIIfeON. M. D.. FLAGSTAFF.
, Arlsona. OfBea and residence In the
Presbyterian parsonage. Telephone No. tt.
noursiromvio Jia.au to id. m.
8. MILLER, M. D., FLAGSTAFF. ARI
tons, Office, one door east of Post
-DTJNCU a JONX8. ATTOKNKYS-AT-LAW.
Will practice la all the eouruiatlM Fourth
Land HUiatlon a HPaXIAL-
Ode at ceart boase, rlacstaff. Arts.
E8. CLARK. ATTORNEY AT LAW.
. OfBce In the Babbitt building. Flag
staff, Arizona. Practice before tbe Land
Department a specalty.
WU1 nraaUee In sU courts of Us foarth
jealcUl district. Offles with K. 8. Uosasy la
Ue Babbitt building.
Dr. J. A. MlUsr, den
tal nrgeoa. PatroB
eared for all along the
Use of Us A. P.
roffloe la the Babbitt
block. Those desiring
work la his Has should
BBJZOMB CEUTE Ml
ILDEST BANK IN NORTHERN ARIZONA.
Interest Paid on Time
and Savings Deposits.
Drafts Sold Upoij
All Foreiflr; GoQrjtries.
. We have an Extensive Patronage and Cor
" respond'.nce throughout Arizona, and Invite
Jour Wanting Business upon Liberal and
f B. ilVREEMAN, President.
T. E. MLLOOK, Vice-President.
FLAGSTAFF AKD HER FUTURE.
Opportunities that Time and De
velopment Will Inevitably
Create Into Valuable Trib
That Flagstaff is must highly favored
as a resort for health seekers and for
those who would view soma of the
most niarvfllous of nature's creations
is not to be disputed, and that her
fame is sure to grow endurably from
year to year, with the increasing new
ness and stability such a reputation
will afford, is equally certain, and
these have been depicted so enthusias
tically by brush and pon, and so uni
versally approved that tbe whole world
is beginning to appreciate something
of tbe beauty, color and splendor of
nearly every feature of local scenic and
pre-historio wealth. But, without en
croaching in the least upon tho claims
of such attractions, it may be sug
gested that tho attribute!) that most
commend to the attention of the tran
sient tourist or invalid, desirahlo and
useful though they unquestionably may
be, are Dot tbe most substantial In pro
moting' the permanent and vigorous
growth of a community.
Tho present seems an opportune
time, with tho beginning of spring,
new and valuable enterprises projected
and the hopes of the community rein
forced by fresh confidence and energy,
to attract notice to some tributary
possibilities that surround Flagstaff
and her future which, properly utilized,
will contribute in no small degreo to
establishing the city's supremacy as an
Important manufacturing and commer
cial center of the southwest. Hut it
is not the purposn of thi article to dis
cuss resources already nuMconbly pro
ductive and which, though infsnts as
yet. are proving capable of progressing
to a splendid industrial future, but
rather to dwell particularly upon cer
tain possibilities in production and
manufactures which tbe fostering in
fluences of time and necessity will
surely convert into vigorous and exten
sive contributors to the future pros
perity of tbe town. Tbe magnitude of
tbe lumber and stock interests are
only limited to individual fancy, and
tbe future of agriculture this is tbe
only considerable section of the great
Southwest where tbe coll is success
fully cultivated without irrigation is
restricted solely by tbe demand of a
reasonably extensive market.
Beyond tbe plane of established
facts, however, the well informed and
thoughtful observer can conjure up
probabilities that are tinted with
bright promises that will be fully re
alized if such opportunities are worth
ily Improved, and to insure there will
be no neglect in that direction it is
pertinent to remind readors that Flag
staff is at an altitude and enjoys a cli
mate that will stimulate decision, en
ergy and foresight in her people,
qualities that are prime essentials for
tbe maintenance of supremacy in com
petition, and time and progress will
more clearly establish this superiority
over neighboring towns at lower ele
vations. History and experience have
demonstrated this probability tbe
Mot tbe least important factor to
any people is the means of communi
cation with consumers and commercial
allies, and the more one studies the
question the more advantageous tho
local situation appears in this respect.
I addition to being convenient to an
onsivo and rich mineral area to the
uth and west, destined to develop
into an enormuus consumer of tbe ar
ticles Flagstaff is capable of producing,
the town is practically an intersecting
point for transcontinental commercial
highways, proposals of the future that
will not long be deferred. To illus
trate: Colorado and the Northeast will
inevitably find an outlet to the south
ern Pacific coast of the United States
by way of the San Juan and Littlo
Colorado valleys, while Utah and that
splendid dimain of tbe Northwest will
find its only practical route to tbe
South to bo the natural crossing at
Lee's Ferry of the great Colorado
canyon, which with its laterals consti
tutes a barrier otherwise so formidable
that no other like distributed obstacles
In nature are worthy in comparison.
But thero are other openings more
closely allied to local in'erests and not
so distant in their prospective benefits,
and I will briefly enumerate these and
the aid they would serve to the town
in its progress.
Of courso the establishment of fac-
tories depends in a high degreo upon
the disposition of a people and their
readiness to utilize every opening that
chance or advantage may place in tbe
way, and Flagstaff cannot hope for
manufactories unless she is active and
insistent as to tho inducements really
possessed for such industries. There
are many instances of towns possessed
of unusual advantages that havo lan
guished, and in some cases succumbed
to rivals bncauso loo miiuh as left to
tho elements of chanco or accident.
Without speaking of tho small en
terprises that usually attend and
spread with the growth of a town, I
wish to devote attention to a few in
dustrial ventures which may be gained
or may bo hut, but if realized would
prove of vast benefit in homo advance
ment. It is true much ot the basis for
justifying the proposals that will fol
low is derived from tho conclusion of
theory, but no critio can now declare
tlieso theories not well founded.
Copper reduction works is practica
ble for many patent reasons, admitting
to begin with, that tho northern copper
districts will develop an adequate ore
supply Tho reason why such plaut
should bo here is the fact of ibis being
tho source of a cheap and abundant
wood fuel, uniting facllltlc as a cen
tral meeting point for coal and coke,
and a wide range of ore supplies, con
nected with a plentiful supply of
water. These conditions are essential
to the success of a smolter, and the
first to attract the notice of investors,
and there is no reason why this town
should not attain such an undertaking
if alive to presenting and sustaining
its facilities therefor.
Flouring mills ongbt to be realized
to Flagstaff in the near future if en
couragement ii reasonably extended
for such a asefnl enterprise. Tbe be
lief seems general that the timbered
plateaus and valleys surrounding San
Francisco mountains are capable of
producing a superior quality of wheat,
and if tbe theory prores correct, it
must mean tbe development of a great
field for flouring mills and their conse
quent trade. It seems incrediblo tbat
our people should allow sovoral dol
lars per capita to go outside annually
for this one article, withdrawing tbat
much from local circulation that ought
to be kept at home.
Wood-working plants ought to grow
in number and the variety of products
tbat can be mado from pine, spruce
and aspon. The fine situation, con
nected with an overland railway route
and the probability of interesting
lines, au unlimited supply of splendid
timber and a great treeltss market
steadily increasing its demands oast,
south and west, should combino to
create Unusual enducements for tho
inauguration of all kinds of wood
working plants here. Among thoso
that seem practical may be named pa
per mills, patent fencing establish
ments, fine decorative wood works,
pipo and solid flume making machines,
tar and turpentino works. These and
many others will develop with tho
growth of a consuming territory.
May not woolon mills, packing
houses and tanneries prove future fea
tures? Based upon the live stock in
terests which have an extensive range,
I cannot see why these should not bo
feasible. It is. a paradox that timo
will oradicate that our people should
send to no place nearer than Kansas
City for cured meats that may havo
been prepared from animals procured
from thu home ranges; put chase from
Chicago shoes and boots, the slock for
which was grown upon Arizona cattle;
import from distant Mew England
woolen goods made in part at least
from fleeces at least in part sheared
from tbe back of Coconino sheep. By
a little study and effort such relations
may be dispensed with, our people be
coming selfsu8taining thus far and en
rich themselves to that extent. It
may be urged as too great an effort to
accomplish these things, but I can re
tort that greater things have been
done by a peoplo less able.
There are many other projects that
could materialize, such as building
stone plants, onyx saw mills, mineral
paint works, etc., but at present may
seem too vaguely possible to be at
tractive, but with progress in the fu
ture their utility will be recognized in
a clearer light. Altogether there is a
promising field for manufactories here
that ought to be dwelt upon and ad
vertised. PRODUCING INTEKEST8.
In the lino of agricultural, ore and
range products tho field is equally as
promising, and being of primary im
portance, manufacturing dependent
and secondary, the need of energetic
development in farm, miue and heard
is vital, and while the encouragement
in tbe prospect is admitted, unless
there is tbe devotion of enthusiasm, to
make the world aware of what your
fertile soil is capable, and what your
mines can do, and prove to immigrants
the genuineness of your offers, every
producing resource will prove unreas
onably slow in development.
In tbe production of cereals, root
crops and hay the timbered plateaus
and valleys surrounding San Francisco
Mts and along tho Magollon divide
admittedly is superior, and when we
consider that tho aggregate ixta. of
this land is greater than the aggncul
tuial lands of most eastern states Its
possibilities can be understood. Pota
toes, onions etc., grow abundantly,
bay grows rank in all the valleys, and
while these seem common their united
importance is immense. Oats and rye
have a rank growth and give a large
grain ield, and wheat, while thus far
only tried on a limited scale, by every
promlso of condition and expense will
prove a most successful crop.
In this connection may be mentioned
conversation by the writer with two
well known citizens ot Flagstaff. Said
one, when asked if wheat would not
grow successfully, "Ob, yes! 'twill do
fine. All we need is a flouring mill
and tbo wheat growing industry here
would be immense." Said tho other
citizen, "yes, wheat does finely here.
We need a flouring mill and tbat will
come When we grow enough wheat.'
Here seems to be a unity of conviction
annulled by a diversity of opinion as
to necessity, and it seems to mo the
second citizen has nearest the right
view. Kaise your wheat and prove
the supply and the mills will soon be
Of the flocks and herds on the stock
ranges it is no more than necessary
to say their magnitude is great and
the number of feeders already justify
a number of dependent industries.
But with the crowding of interests and
consequent importance of increasing
acreage resources or dimishing stock
there is reason to suppose tbat careful
cultivation and protection will vastly
increase tbe capacity of tbe ranges to
sustain tbe demand upon them so tbat
tbe beasts that live upon them can
safely bo multiplied. Such has been
the result of experience elsewhere and
such will be the result of experience
In mines and mine products the field
is practically virgin, yet what has
been done and shown up loads me to
believe that the future in this line of
products will be remarkable. A re
gion that can show an extensive area
of country that, without considerable
development, produces good prospects
of gold, copper, silver, iron, petrol
eum, asbestos, iron paints, etc., is en
couraging, and the rule without ex
ception in similar territory has been
that productiveness becomes more im
portant and raoro valuable as the
work of opening up the veins and de
posits proceeds, resulting finally in av
source of substantial and permanent
income, sustaining a great variety of
Thus, as tbe situation is reviewed
it ought to be apparent to any student
of tbe economy of self-support tbat tbe
sections contiguous to Flagstaff, and
wbicb you have a right to consider as
tributary allies, possess great possibil
ities, and out of the cultivation of
these possibilities should be created
splendid undertakings. Fortunate are
tbe people who grow what they need
to sustain life, and certainly thrice
fortunate are those who grow what
they cat, wear, make tools from and
use as an exchange medium, for that
is an elysian field indeed. And look
ing dispassionately over the field, be
lieving in the foregoing conclusions, it
can certainly be said that Flagstaff,
not only a fair future lies before it.
but a future that is brilliant in every
Important Civil Cases.
United States Attorney Ellinwood
has received instructions from tbe de
partment ot justice to re-try the case
of tbo United States against the Copper
Queen for $183,000 claimed by the
federal government as due by tbat
company for timber cut off govern
The cause is the most important is
tbe history of Arizona jurisprudence.
It has dragged along in the federal
courts of this territory for years.
Last full it wns on trial in Tucson
before a jury for twelto dajs, and ns
fctilted in adistgreeraont. E. E. Ellin
wood aud Mark Spilth represented the
government and John Haynes, of San
Francisco, and Wm. Herring fought
for the mining company. About
seventh-Hie wilnefioCa Hbie exauiiuedt
at the trial and days were consumed
The timber for the value of which
tbe government sues was cut in the
Cbiricahua mountains, about fifty
miles from Bisbce, where the timber
was utilized by tbe mining company
The fact of the timber having been cut
is not in dispute, and the question
hinges almost entirely as to whether
the land upon which the timber grew
is mineral land or otherwise. The
legal questions involved are of such
importance tbat the attorney-general
has applied to tbe interior department
and got tbe assistance of tho director
of the geological survey to determine
the nature of the lands in question.
"Why did we import 1,000,000 doz
en eggs into tbe United States last-
year?" asked Secretary Wilson of the
agricultural department. "And do
you know tbat 132,000 dozen of tbose
eggs came from CbinaP Just think or
fetching tbat sort of product all the
way from the Howry Kingdom, just
for the sake of freshness. A few came
from Japan, bat 800,000 came from
Canada. There is nothing the matter
with the "American hens" says tbo
secretary, "but tho American farmer
needs to be taught the usefulness of
raising things which we are obliged to
purchase abroad. We purchaso f 100,-
000,000 worth of sugar every year and
yet we can produce every pound of
sugar we need." The secretary has
distributed about five tons of sugar
beet seed throughout the country and
hopes iu this way to demonstrate the
feasibility of profitable sugar beet
culture. "And why," says tho secre
tary, "should we have imported $10,-
000,000 worth of goat skins? It is to
be supposed tbat we cannot raiso
Look backward and forward cack.
day in your owu life. See and mark;
tbe growth carefully. Study the steps
by which you have developed the-best
powers in yourself and with this in
sight, choose your ways and means for