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KfSVOL.1. NO. 16.
Xr THE HEW SCH00L LAW iroKX
t &tmttaiu LOCAL NEWS OF THE' WEEK,
dtKt&r Official Directory Graham County ,77", ,. , .
BBmmtr - Items of local Interest Gathered by
Bfv "RnnorJors nn t.hnir Hounds.
CowNCtty Hurt Dunlap
LsaitfcATCRB Geo. Skinner, Joseph Fish.
DoAtiD or Supervisors
Henry 11111, Chairman, Clifton
K. W. Hays, Member, Fort Grant.
A. II. Dennett, Member, Safford.
II. L. Smith, Clerk, SoloraonWIle.
BUFRirr Arthur A Wight, SolomomUte
''Recorder Manuel Leon, SoIomon lite.
-" htD'flllIV fT PBl'lI It L .nma CnlAnAlt tllrt
J&r Disr. Atiy Wlloy E Jones, SoloraonNlllo
Proratk Jui)r Geo. Cluff, Solouiom IHo.
"ScRVKor."?amnel Logan, ''olonwnrxlllo.
MIcholcna. Solomont Ulo.
G. I G. & N. RAILHOAD j
M"BE ayMBfc( gtfi 31 friPjBPf Mjfa
'Between BOWIUand FOKTTirOMAS.
Taking effect May 31st, at 1,00 (p. in.
G'30 ft.ra .Lv ..FortTVomas j , A r S Aft nn!
' Vol am..Lv Mathcvrsvllh: X., ,Lv 5 OJ pia'
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a.m h , I " ) Ar 4 25. pm
om..Lv -Thatcher Lv. I It pm
am. Lv 1 - LV 4 OUpm
X ID am Ar Lv S M pm
'S-"9 29, am. Lv Ar 3 89 pm
Vi 8 Am Ar Salomou . . Lv 3 10 pm
Lv. Ar 2 Jo pm
tSf 21. a m, Lv .nJl Nllatich X Lv 2 23 pm
4 S5 am Lv Big Wind M1E I Lv 2 HI pm
SSIJO a.m Lv Ballej 'swells X pm
1 10 57. a.m Lv Q.V.Q AN.js. 2 Lv.l 10 pin
'11 00 .nm ,Ar HOWlOiJ . Lv 1 00 pm
Trains Kos. 1 &nd 2 run dally ciceplunday,
eonncetlnc lth SoiithcrnUclflc It. K.tl)owle
for all points eatt and west,and with Lay ton's
stage line at Fort Tliaraas Jbr Sail Carlos, Globe
City autl Tonto iiisln.
1 Stations have no ujonts.
J Telegraph fctitltiu
flTho Company rensrt ft. Uie right to vary this
fJ -schedule as t'lrrumitanccj maj
UM. GAULAXU. rrohldcnt.
Arizona and It H. -Railway,
S g Time table,
$ K 11
5 S d Jwt. 1. 1835
North Ja a" South
,.No2 No. I
tLdsiburgtl 10 20 a m
ij uu pm 9 20 am
" l no p m ArDtuiuill 8 20 am
.2 10 pm LvDuncau 8 10 am
. x, p m t bheld'nf 7 45 a la
S2 4S p m t Yurlis 7 ssmm
" 3 05 p ra t CaronaBo 7 25am
3 25 pin tUuthrie 7 10 am
3 55 p m USUllas 0 45 a-in
4 oo i m tu Sidins 6 40 am
4 30 pm Ar Clltuint n 1,1 a. m
,.1 Trains run dally except Sunday
: Stop on Signal t Leu e J .Arrive,
:sfii. W. E. Brenner,
- . - ARIZONA
Mas finished his to otllce arid U pretmrediti)
r).niako sots of false teeth froimSlOUO up. iTeth
TpwlUvely otracted without iiln.
..llooms at tho Uroes beck-Hotel.
Orsics Hours s Dlo 12 a.m. .2to.l p. in.
s W.JL Fonda.
Jnitlce of the rnset
tflAPEORD. - - ARIZONA
Special attention gien tn coUeotlous
Water rights bought and sold.
Uraws detit. and sillklndsof legal
papers. Titles examined nllblwtracts
pJos. II. Lies7t.rv,
W&& , JtrloC.Sf ltll tl'ffSiOe, " (
P?"jlMA, jp' ARIZONA
SE IXaveyaiK luff duuetind All klndc of legal p&
JBS1 drawn, J
Ijiw O filer
.- - .VniZONA
"tSCenral JaWibB'tBes(conducted and special
Attention given -Jo WMer RlghU, Land and
atHHn,g, bugnes,s j'
tAu B. GdodtiB, J
Attatney at Law.
rrnQtloaj.ln all Vhm ad Territorial Courts,
e, iL jspwarus,.;
A(tmLi lj.iJstfl 'CM.rt of Graham (County
snuyMflHW" lit. Courts in 'ArUtiut
;. . j. am.
i ni.iVTrtv. " A1UZOSA.
.umoflintivt CiirpoitCo's IiuUdlne Mt
SKinp r. R Wrdh'lman'
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WMA ' r ARIZONA.
Calls answered promptly dsy'od night,
OMcc. Mi!n S'i et, .
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Safford Drug Co.,
T,JJAMS, ;.. Manager.
" Jatoixxt oVlt?tl,ioixi,,9
Ad ftvaryth'rlag iwunlly kapt in a
jrwiM urug stpro. ,
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Ttreezf Little Notes of Ooneral Interest
ricked up Here and There.
Wheat is now soiling at
Mr. P. Sullivan hnsnddod a largo
addition to his residence.
Wilbcr Ijains lias 'again roturiVcd
David Mathows, of Mathowsvillo,
was in tho city "Wednesday.
John Koylo, of this place, started
for Tombstovio yesterday.
J. T. Owens keens tho finest lino
ofshocs in town. 4-20 tf
I. F. Canfpboll returned from
Florence on Sunday last.
A full lino of Millinery Utoek at
- ' , T. luJtor,s.
Mininc'nion of the Lone Star
district should not forgot that now
is tho timo to got a smelter for tho
treatment of thoir ores.
District Attornoy Jones mado a
business trip to Thomas last "Wednesday,
returning to Sdlomonvillo
By a privato lotter from "Wm. A.
juooay, oi 'L'hatchor, viio is per
forming a mission on tho bamoa
Islands, wo learn that -'his wife,
who accompanied him,s very ill
and is not oxpected to slivo.
T7o understand that tho now
butcher shop to bo erected hero
wrll bo run undor thodirm namo of
French & Montierth. Tho build
ing for tho same is tobo built immediately,
on tho vacant lot just
south of Campbell's flouring mill.
A mooting has been called of tho
stock holders of tho Safford Milling
and -Merchandise Co. (o moot at tho
10 a. ra. next monday at tho Safford
School house, for tho purposo of
ropcrfling part of tho by-laws.
One day this weok, Mastor Ilarvy
Foster, soni)f Mr. and Mrs. Foster,
was kicked in tho faco with a colt
which cut an ugly gash in his face.
Dr. Wightman was compellod to
take cloven stitchs in order to closo
tho wound. Tho patient is doing
E. M. Curtis, Thatcher's tinner,
is now making fruit cans out of tin
that will last for years, in which to
cun this season's.iruit. Quarterns
ho sells at 00 cents per dozon, with
sealing strings and two-quart cans
at S1.25 per doz.
On last Thursday tho largest
family-gathering ever had in tho
territory gathered together at
Uishop Josoph Clulrs residonco at
Central, in 'memory of tho 100th
birthday of the Patriarch David
Cluff. At about 10 o'clock a. m.
lho guests began arriving. A table
about 05 it. long had boon arranged
undor tho largo shade trees with
whloh Mr. Cluff 8 lesulonco is surrounded,
and promptly at 2 p. m.
104 nodple, 84 of whom wero Cluffs,
sat down at ono of thb most sumptuous
repasts over sorvod in tho
valley, and that is fraying a great
Those present ranged all tho
way from tho prattling babe to tho
old gray headed man. After dinner
liad been sorvod Benj. CltffF,
tho oldest son hero of tho Patriarch
gavo a short biographical sketch
of tho life of his father. Ho said
in part: "My fathor was born in
in JJTow Hampshire in 1795. Fought
all through tho War of 1812;
tho Mormon church in 1832,and
emmigrated to Salt Lake city in
1850, in a wagon he had built him
self, located at Provo Utah, whero
lie remained for several j'ears, finally
coming to tho Gila wheie he
dioth Ho was a pioneer all his
lifo as his sons have been aiuco
A program of songs and recitations
were rendered during tho
afternoon, and just boforc tho close
ot ilio day a came ol base ball was
played between tho Central team
and a nicked nine of tho Cluff
boyn, insulting in a hard earned
victory for tho Cluff boys.
Tho days entertainment was
concluded by a, social dancing par
ty at tho meeting house.
IH. M. K. imj:NNUK, .SAFFOUl).
If you want your tcoth fixed, go to
Brenner, tho dentist, who lives
in our town,
Uo will do the job up in a manner
that never will catiso you a
He will replace tho teeth that are
missing and will not Oil
a trip of tho tongue
He will lix your mouth
ing', and make you ,
I i ifcl.inl StItimxjimF 3: Jtn mT'..
As It la According; to One of The liest
Teachors ol Tho County.
Much has been said in condemnation
of tho now apportionment law,
becauso upon its faco it appears to
favor tho smaller districts and
cripples tho larger ones; at least
this is tho viow many tako of it,
and according to a recent articlo
an tho Jhtlhtin, it too, holds this
viow. Tho ono crcat purposo of
Till law is to onforeo iusticc. And
whon lho School Superintendents
of tho various counties lot fall tho
hoavy hammer of justice, this unjustly
condemned law will result in
tho "greatest good to tho greatest
number." Tho law does not say
tho Superintendent shall Jirst
400 to districts having
more than 10 and less than 20 census
children, and 500 to districts
having inoro than 20 children.
'Tho word Jiist docs not appear.
But in connection with the above
apportioning ho must apportion
not loss than 20 per capita to all
districts having an average attendance
of moro than 25 children.
"We hold that at the fir3t apportionment
to be mado undor tho
now law tho Superintendent must
ascortain tho percent of said apportionment
duo tho $400 and 500
districts and at tho samo timo to
ascortain tho percent duo tho districts
entitled to tho 20 per capita
and apportion to each their respective
amount undor tho three di
visions. And so on with each apportionment
during tho school
It will depend upon tho amount
levied by tho Bosrd of Supervisors
for school purposes whether or not
tho smaller districts will receive
their 100. For if the 820 per capita
is not reached neither will tho
400 nor tho 500 be reached.
Tho number of census children
will cut no liguro in tho apportionment
undor tho now law, and that
will result in much good, for undor
tho old law moneys wore unfairly
uiviueu. oomo districts in our
county could and did pay 80 and
90 per month to their teachers,
maintained school for nino months,
and then had hundreds of dollars
surplus in their district fund.
"While othor and just as desorving
districts practicing the strictest
economy could only pay 40 per
month to thoir teachers, maintained
school not longer than six
months and close, with no surplus
Tho Bulletin suggests that the
larger districts divido, and create
a multitude ot small ones. We
ask what cood will result from
this? Truly if tli3 districts followed
this advice, "general confusion"
would bo tho result."
Lot us examine tho lawupon tho
proposition of dividing, Chapter
Vll bee. 41 of tho School law roads:
"No now district can bo formed un
less tho parents or guardians of at
least ten school census children,
of such proposed now district, and
residing at a greater distanco than
two miles from any district bchool
house, present a petition &c." This
law will prevent tho "geneial confusion"
that othcrwjso might have
taken place among our school districts.
The only fault, and this is a
serious ono, wo find with tho new
law is subdivision four. It reads:
"All school monoys romainining on
hand at tho ond of tho school year,
to tho credit of any district or in
tho rciorvo fund after making the
appoitionmenl as beforo required,
shall revert to tho general school
fund of tho county." This law will
encourago extravagance among the
trustees, for each Board will see to
it that thero is no rovertablo money
to the credit of their district at the
end of the school year. With this
portion rcpealod wo do not hesitate
to pronounce the now
law a good one for
Ice Cream ami Mnur berry l'oitltal.
Tho Willing Workers of tho M. E.
church, of Safford g.vvo an ico cream
and strawberry festival in tho
church building last Friday night.
In tho foro part an interesting
program of exorcises was tendered
by thoso interested in tho church
work. Among tho specified exorcises
was tho recital of Damon and
Phy thins by Miss Bertha IsTeese, of
Solomonvule. Between 9:G0 and
10 o'clock a long table was erected
from tho pulpit to tho doors on
ono side of the church, and an able
corps of ladies served tho cream
and beriies. An interesting feature
of tho festival was the Art
conducted by several ladies
of tho church. This departure
contained tho handy-work of tho
Willing Workers, pin cushions,
sachet hags, paper flower boqucts,
and many othor articles of like
nature wore displayed in profusion
and for sale, On tho whole tho
festival was a success, and tho
ladies in charge oppressed thciru.ipijiCC
COUNTY, ARIZONA, JUNE 22, 1895.
Evoryono hero is putting in all
thoir spare timo and energy completing
tho baso ball grounds and
race track for tho Fourth.
Merchant Ming has removed Jiis
bar irom tho old quauors to tho
rooms formerly occupied as a family
residence. Tho smiling faco of
J. 11. Thomas, lato of Florence is
now to bo seen bohind tho bar.
Judge Blako was a visitor hero
Col. Bridwoll is temporarily located
at tho Graham house, and
makes daily trips to tho hot springs
for his rheumatism. Ho says tho
springs aio doing him so much
good that ho can now dispense
with tho strap ho formerly wore on
Prcst. Garlaud spent several
days horo last weok looking over
tho dopot site. It is now bolievod
that tho dopot will bo located near
tho residenco of Mr. Leahy.
Tho mad dog craze has taken a
fresh start and several dogs havo
been killed. Mr. Wills, father of
Jihn and James Wills was sovorely
bitttn by two vicious dogs and ho
had his hands badly torn ono of
then bitten quito through on
G. B. Fox. civil engineer for the
railroad company has gono on an
inspection tour over tho lino to
Tho editor of tho Globo Silver
Bdt passed through hero on Friday
on route for Globo.
J. N. Porter, tho cattle King has
gono to Kansas city with a load of
The weather has been delightful
for tho past few days; no wind and
tho ovenings arc cool.
Tho Alexander Bros, havo re
ceived the now uniforms for tho B.
B. nino and thoy are beauties, I
mean the uniforms, and if fine ap
pearances will havo anything to do
with tho gamos thoy will play out
siders won't bo in it. Too much
praiso cannot bo given tho boys
for tho efforts thoy are making to
mako the celebration on tho 4th a
W. A. Boles, D. H. Ming, H.
C. Layton, M. A. Leahy, George
F. Kilmer and J. H. O'tfoil aro also
devoting considerable time' and
money to tho race track, grounds,
etc. With such men as theso in
tho harness there is
tho doings on tho Fourth being a
grand success. E. .
C. N. Munn has gone to Silver
City and Mogollon for a few days
It is said that tho stage line between
hero and Carlislo will soon
change hands again.
J. II. Brown has returned from
Clifton and is again at his desk.
C. R. Worcs left for Tucson last
Saturday but will return tho later
part of tho month. He bought a
largo amount of ore last week. Tho
minors seem very well pleased with
II. W. Child and wife arrived
and passed on to Carlislo last Friday.
Geo. Jiaber went homo to Clifton
last weok. Mr. Baber is a young
man of good family and is a good
Chas. Shannon wont to Clifton
and out again last week. His bro
thcr, Baylor, of Silver City, followed
him to Clifton and came out
Judge Egan passed south last
Joe Terrell went to Colorado
Springs. Col. to visit his family.
He is oxpected back this week, accompanied
by his family.
II. L. Donison and brother havo
returnod from Denver to work tho
llov. Angel preached in tho
school houso again last Sunday.
Ho will prcaqh again tho first Sunday
in July; let us all attend.
Frank Billingsley spent two
days in Lordsburg last weok. Mr.
Nicks wont along to show Frank
II. C. Day returned from Kansas
last Monday. He s.tys fioni San
Mareial to Kansas the grass is knee
high and that the corn crop back
thoro will be simply immense.
W. E. Spaw moved into town
this week. Ho has opened a
and will divide the business
with Mr. Nicks.
Mr. Owens, of . Carlisle, spent
sevoial days in town.
R, L. Harrol has returned to this
section again, after an absence of
four years. Mr. Harrcl has bought
Mr. Smith's baler and will commence
baling hay, doing custom
work, at 2.00 per ton.
Jir. A. J. dmiin nas vented his
and will leavo with his faunas
jy for the Rio Grand; country this
... T77i w . w?ok. ,.N Globe
A tetter to 3Ir. llcnnett.
A. H. Bennf,tt, Esq.,
Dear Sir; I am very sorry to
havo to inform you of tho death of
your dear boy, but it was beyond
all human power to save him. Ho
had completely recovered from tho
small pox and was leady to start
homo Monday but changed his
mind on account of being weak.
Ho had bought his tickot, which
with tho balanco of his effects is in
my possession, subject to your orders.
What caused his death was
an ulscration of tho tonsils and
glands of tho neck and a very bad
state of tho stomach. Everything
was done that cnuld bo tor his re
lief but to no avail, and every person
is filled with grief and sympathy
for you and his mother.
Frank expended all .his money
oxcept 1.30 for railroad ticket and
other necessary expenses, and
knowing you as I do, I took tho
liborly of defraying tho funeral expenses
myself, which amount to
35, and had him buried in a way
I know you would desire. I will
inform j'ou later when you can remove
his body. Respectfully yours,
John W. Roberts.
It has been reported that Frank
died from neglect, and to show tho
utter untruthfulness of tho slanderous
report tho above letter from
tho health officer at Nogalcs is published
by request of Mr. Bennett-
Messrs. Blako and Vaughn havo
let a contract to havo Oro taken
out of tho Bcllo mino in tho Lono
Messrs. Murphy and Ryan, the
mining men who visited tho Lono
Star district last wepk, have promised,
that if tho mino owners in
that district will agree to furnish
50 tons of oro per day, bearing not
less than 10 per cent copper, thoy
will erect a smeller and reduction
works at Safford.
Mining men, this is your chance.
Take advantago of it and securo
tho mill. It will be tho means of
developing the mines and making
monoy for the miners and mino
owners at tho samo timo. Thero
is no question but that tho mines
over thero will produco many times
50 tons of oro per day, thereforo
thero is no reason why tho mill
should not be erected. - ,
A Correction. w
II. C. Layton writes us from Ft.
Thomas that in our statement last
weok that tho mails wero detained
in Globe 24 hours longer than thoy
ought to bo on account of tho
change in tho schedual, wo wero in
error, and that tho facts aro as follows:
When tho G. V. G. & N. changed
thoir schedual between Bowio and
Thomas it throw the mail tooi lato
to connect with our stago at Pima.
Honco mail would have to lay ovor
thoro about 22 hours and by order
of P. O. Supt. Flint I mado arrangements
with tho railroad to
carry tho mail from Pima to Thomas
and leaving Thomas at G o'clock
a. m. put tho mail into Globo 13
hours earlier than it would get
thero if I run on my schedual time,
and tho mails coming out of Globe
leave there 11 hours behind tho
schedual timo, hut it connects with
tho same train as it would if I left
there on time. By this means the
mails aro not detained at all, they
simply lay over at Globo 11 hours
instead of laying over at Pima 15
Fencing; the Square.
Dr. Wightman informs us that
the people of Pima are, putting a
good substantial fence around tho
public square. Thoy also intend
to plant a grovo of shade trees on
tho samo, leaving just enough opon
space for a ball ground, and as
soon as possible pipe tho water
from Cluffs ranch which has been
dovelopod through the tunnel system,
to Pima and havo a fountain
on tho square. Preparations aro
being made now to manufacture
half-round brick with which to
build tho piping.
On Tuesday evening a notice
was posted at tho old Dominion
mine which informed tho omploycs
that tho mino had shut.down until
further notice. Moro than this we
havo not been informed. The
pump men havo been rotainod.
Thero is uo work in Globo at
present for miners. Our (streets
aro filjed with idle mon.
Mll'IC'i: or DISSOLUTION.
Public notice is hereby given
that lho partnership heretofoie existing
under tie firm name of Fonda
& Patton, and doing business at
Safford and Globe Arizona is dissolved
by mutual consent from and
after this date And all bills duo
to and from the Safford House will
bo settled by and with W. B, Fonda
and all bills due to and from the
House will bo settled by and
M JWisjaS H;iNtmfi4sMjfeti?
:JImmammim cKMmfWSniu wW9BKMmJlFv
Peraltareavis, the Would.be
HIS INHERITANCE A DELUSION.
Monlhon, of Plicnlx, Tells
Some Interesting Talcs About
Following will bo found tho gist
of the tcstimonoy of Mayor Moni
hon, of Phcnix, and James Addi
son Peraltaicavis in t!io famous land
grant case, which is hero
on account of the grant
covering the whole of tho Gila
Ex-Mayor James D. Monihon, of
Phonix, testified in tho Peralta
land grant case on Juno 13th. Ho
told how Dr. Willing had come to
in the sixties, and
had tried to sell him a half-interest
in tho Peralta grant. Willing told
Mr. Monihon it was a floating grant
nnd proposed that thoy go in
and locato it in such a way
as to bleed tho mining companies.
Mr. Monihon said ho told Willing
it was pretty bad business trying
to got tho people's homes away
fiom them in that way, and refused
to havo anything to do with the
project. Ho warned Willing to
drop it. Some year3 later Reavis
came to Phonix as correspondent of
aan jbrancisco papers and Mr.
Monihon took him in hand and
showed him tho Salt River valley.
Thoy drovo about for several
hours until thoy camo to a place
which prompted Reavis to say:
"This is just what I havo been looking
for?" Then Reavis said ho
know where thoro was a floating
grant. Ho told Monihon ho believed
ho would locato his grant
over tho valley. He said ho was
going to Prcscott to get the papers
irom ur. willing.
Some years afterwards Mr.
met Reavis on a train coming
out of St. Louis. Reavis, dressed
so finely in broadcloth and a high
hat, that Mr. Monihon took him for
a preacher. Reavis told Mr. Moni;
hon on that occasion that gjio iliad
changed tho, boundaries, of jho
grant tcavoid "the PJichix ' Canal
company wmch'waslUb strong for
hiuifr !. '
riEAAUSTAKES THE STAND.
Reavis" took tho stand in a very
smiling, insinuating way, bogged
pardon of tho court for not addressing
himself constantly to them,
oxplaimng in his Chesterfield way
that ho niont no discourtesy, etc.
Beforo ho had been on tho stand
two hours ho found that Attornoy
Matt. Reynolds had him a snort
ing, cornered witness. Still at
noon timo, ho, passed away tho
recess by telling aniusing stories,
to show his perfect possession of
calm unruffled feelings, 'but "when"
he again took tho witness stand "it?
was observable that ho lacked tlio
confidence of tho morninsr. Tho
most important admissions of the
day wero that tho reason ho mado
the search abroad for further docu
ments and papers was that he mado
up hi3 mind that there must be
further evidence. When pushed by
Roynolds as to whether it was not
the report of Survoyor General
Johnson that had been his real
educator and started his now departure,
he answered that he and
his attorneys realized that tho man
who wrote that report know Span
ish law and ho had got to comply
with it, that ho had faith ho would
find the ai chives all right. Later
in tho day ho confessed ho lost
faith in this claim about 1883, that
is in tho claim ho presented through
the "Willing deed; that ho even then
know of his wife's existence, and
behoved she had a title. Still ho
afterwards admitted that ho pressed
tho claim of himself until 1887.
Admission after admission was
forced out of him. He finally told
about the burning of two railroad
depots in Spain to destro3' his valuable
evidence, which fortunately
miraculously escaped, and he intimated
to tho court that ho thought
Surveyor-General Johnson could
possibh' enlighten them on tho
subject. His testimony was bitter
when ho reached Johnson and
Ho was never a correspondent
for the Alta California; remembered
that ho drovo in sight of the
junction of tho Gila and Colorado
rivers on ono of his trips with
Monihon, but did bo moro for tho
purposo of following up an irrigation
ditch in which thoy were driving
than to seo the junction of the
Ho further stated that during all
his trips to that country, although
writing for newspapers he was in
reality looking over this property.
He, however, would not admit that
he was doing so for (ho purpose of
locating tho grant. He also denied
thatfho hadjStated toMonilion that
MM BUI Til HTsi.Ti in. - ter - '
of this grant so it would
eteht miles further south.
tinuing ho said:
"The changes which tho
attornoy referred to are tho
changes, I guess, in tho vcriom'
petitions I havo filed for this grant
and thoy will explain "themselves.
Tho grant, from my standpoint
originated upon established meaa
urements, which existed long
my conception, therefore ray
concoptibn could not enter fnto or
chango them in the least. This is
all very amusing. Mr. Churchill,
Royal A. Johnson and otacr distinguished
Arizonains were very.
mnrli infrdvarrl in tinvitiir ilin mvint .'IVW
Of lnnnl.fl 4t.n if ...n.,1,1 ,t - J S&-
fero with some of their important
interests. I merely slated that
whatever location tho government,
mado I would acquicseo in, and the
location as formerly made was
practically by tho government, although
Gv. Powers contended lho .
center should bo in the center of
tho Gila liver and Mr. Hopkins
agreed with him, and at first I placed
tho location where thcythought
it should be." ?
.MONEY HE HAS PAID. a T
Ho said that tho amount bt.lf?
money which he had secured from jtr ;
corporations upon tho grant for p
leases and quit claims was 05,000; ,.
he also received 5,000 from the
Case Grand Land & Improvement
Company of Now Jersey; l,O0D
from the Cas'a Grando Land and Ira,
provement Company of Wyoming;
30, 000 ofthoCasaGrando'Land &
Improvement Company of Arizona.
Jlo also admitted that he got 825,-000
from tho Silver King mino for
a iclcaso and that tho Southern
Pacific railroad paid him 50,000
for a riglj't of way. Ho also said
that ho was at ono timo in tho cm-ploy
of tho Southern Pacific Company
in the law department.
Ho also testified that ho had an
agroemont with Mr. Collins of San'(
J5 rancisco, to mrnish mm moneyv;
wnenevcr no couia, ior which he W
was to take an interest in this grant
as security; that ho received 500 a
month while in Europe; that ha
va3 thoro over twclvo months,
that while thore Mr, Mackoy paid
him 5,000 a year and that ho received
from Rosencranes of San
Francisco, about 5,000.
Jjfnitcd States Attorney Roynolds
askYd hjiri what ho had done with
mis $iou,yuu which ho had secured
from theso companies. He
that ho had lived on it and spent
about 2,uuu making surveys, and
upon being prdssod closely, ho ad-,
nutted that ho had used the greater
portion of it in perfecting his title
to this property.
Ho was then asked why he had
entered water claims under the -
public land law of tho' United
States whiioTieTiad Tvhaflie o!aifflrv.
ed to bo a perfoct grant to the
property, and he answered that he
had never thought much of the
grant anyway. It was tho water
ho was after.
NOT A LOVER OF MONEY,
'"I am not a lover of money,
said Mr. Reavis, "but I am a lover
of development and building up of
the country and I went to Arizona
with the idea of building up the
country and establishing a colony
there. Tho water rights which I
established belonged exclusively to
myself, and in establishing this'
colony we received very small compensation
for thot land, usually -about
12 1-2 cents an acre, and tire
water right varied from 5 to JB
an acre, according to tho location."
Ho added that he had now on
his books charges and accounts to '
tho amount of 5,330,000, the
water being tho only valuable
feature of these transactions, in- v
volving in no way lho confirmation
of this grrnt nor depending upon
it. Ho further said ho had a smt
against tho governmnnt in the ' ,
court of claims for 10,000,000 that'
it was now pending, and was based
upon the same class of testimony -,
as that filed in this court. i J
After tho recess for dinner Mr.
Reavis continued. Ho stated that '
he changed tho boundry to thevf
place where it is now;
that it is eight miles south of wheft)
it was established according to ,
what Powers thought was correct,
that is, tho center being at the Gila
river; but ho changed it to what he
thought was correct, and made the
center this monumental rock, that
tho seal mado of lead and silver, as
ho stated ho never produced in
Arizona; he further stated that lie
received it from Mariano Garcia
.Peralta one'oftha witnesses to the
will of Don Miguel Peralta and had
the original in Denver; hut upon f
ing questioned closely, he, would
not admit that there was anyone
in Denver who conld snd it to him,
nor couid he get it. He denied
that ho prpdticod the original S
Arizona ai stated by Surroww
General Johnson, stating further
uittu isuimi ku wme ue nrM ooeaiwe. ,fv
acquainted ttfe,tke grant Whihw vd
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