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VOL. 1. NO. 26. SAEFORD. GRAHAM COUNTY. ARIZONrAUTGIJST 30, 1895. ESTABLISHED 1895
Official Directory Graham County
Council Butt Dunlap
LraisLATUitr Oeo. Skinner, Joseph Fish.
Hoard or SurritvisoRs
Henry Hill, Chairman, Clllton
F. W. Hajs, Member, Fort Grant.
A. II. Dennett, Member, Saflbrd.
H. L. Smith, Clerk, SolomonUUc.
SitFitiFP Arthur A. Wight, BolomonUUe
REConnrr. Manuel Leon, Soloraom llle.
TnrASURrn Frank Dysart, Solomon ille.
District Clfrk 11. 11. Adams, Solomouvlllo
Dist. Atty. W Hoy E. Jones, Solomom Hie
1'r.ouATE Judof Geo. Clurf, Solomon Ule.
Survf or Samuel Logan, Solomon Ulc.
Assfssor l'cdro Mlchelena. Solomomlllo.
.a i G, Y. G, & N. RAILROAD
ltetweeu HOWIl'muI FOItT THOMAS.
Taking effect Aug. 4th, at 1,00 p. m.
No. 1. " No. S.
9 00 am Lv.. ..Fort Thomas j....Ar 8 20 pm
(i 31 .a.m Lv....MathensUlIo J.. Lv 7 4J pm
9 47. a in Ar . f vim. j I I.v.7 iM.pm
10 15 .a.m..Lv.. uma "Ar 7 11. pm
10 2"i am Lv Central J.. .. Lv 7 01 pm
10 35 .am Lv ..Thatcher t Lv.G 51 pm
10 49 a.m .Ar J Sa"ord i Lv G 17 pm
10 59 a ra..Lv . I J Ar.d 17.pm
11 IS .am Ar f q0inmnn a L.5 57.pm
11 23 am..Lv V Solomon j. J Ar.5 42 pm
11 51 am L v. .Kail N Ranch J .Lv.5H.pra
12(13 am. Lv. .Big Wind Mill t Lv 5 01 pm
12 18 am Lv. .llaltoy's Wells t .Lv 4 50 pm
1 17 a.m .L . O. V. (1. i. N. ys. I Lv 4 00 pm
KO n.m..Ar Bowie Lv.3 50.pm
Trains Nos. 1 and 2 run dally except Sunday,
connecting with Southern Pacific U.K. at Bowie
for all points east and west, and with Layton's
stage lino at Fort Thomas for Ban Carlos, Olobo
City and Touto Basin.
t Stations hao no agents.
i Telegraph Stations.
The Conipiny resenei tho right to vary this
schedule as circumstances may rctiilre.
WM. OAKLAND, President.
Arizona and N. M. Railway,
S g Timetable go
tioing -s 02 doing
? S No. 11 -
North S-3 Z S" South
do d Jan. 1. 1893 3 5
a c I
No 2 I I No 1
12 00 ni 1 tl'd'burgt 10 20 a m
1 (X) p m 20 2 tSummlt 20 9 20 a m
2 00 pin 40 3 Ar Duncan 20 8 20am
2 10 pm . . LvDuncan ... 8 10am
2 S3 p in 17 4 t Shold'n 7 7 45 a m
2 4S ii ni 50 5 Yorks 3 7 38 a m
3 05 p m 53 fit Coronado 5 7 25 a m
S 23 pin 59 7 TUuthrlo 4 7 10am
S 55 pin Gl 8 fs biding 5 G45am
4 00 p m Gfi 9 t n Siding 2 G 40 a m
4 30 p m 71 10 Ar Cllftont 5 6 15 a m
Trains run daily except Sunday
Stop on Signal t Lcao t Arrhc
Dr. H. E. Brenner,
Has finished his LOwr offlco and is prepared to
make good false plates from 810 00 up. Teeth
positively extracted without pain.
Office Hours; 9 to 12a.m. 2 to 4 p.m.
W. B. Fonda,
Justice of the Fence,
Special attention glcn to collections
Water rights bought and sold.
Draws deeds, contracts and all kinds of legal
papers. Titles examined and abstracts furnished.
Barnes & Martin,
TUCSON, - ARIZONA
Wiley E. Jones,
I'ractlces in all Federal and Territorial Courts
" F. L. B. Goodwin,
"Attorney at Law.
I'ractlces in all Federal and Territorial Courts,
J. M. McCollumr
Attorney at law,
8AFFORD .... ARIZONA.
Practices in U. 8. and Territorial Courts.
Attorney at Law.
Office In the Arizona Copper Co'i Building west
slrioof the rher.
E. J. Edwards,
Attorney at Law,
QLOBK, ' - ARIZONA
Attends the District Court of Graham County
and practices in all the Courts in Arizona.
William Place i
Attorney at Law.
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
Dr. L. E. Wightraan,
Physician and Surgeon.
Calls answered promptly day and night,
Office, Main Street,
Safford Drug Co.,
i-Bd Itexit oMeclicinew,
A$d everything usually kept in a
ftf.J first-class drug storo.
Q' CHAS. H. PORTER, M. D
t - In tho same building
I . T a . IVJ fUWI
HTOHJ! UP iAl Au luuai
LOCAL NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Items of Local Interest Gathered by
Reporters on their Hounds.
DOINGS IN AND ABOUT TOWN
Ureczy Little Not en of General Interest
Picked np Here mill There.
Joo JroKinno', of Tliomas, was
in tlio citj' last Tuesday.
A full lino of Millinery Stock at
T. T. Hunters.
Howard C. Uoone was in the
vnlloy on business this week.
Jloio real estate is changing
hands in Saflbrd theso days than in
nnj' town in tho territory no larger.
Regular service will be held at
tho M. Vj. church next Sunday,
preaching by Rev. Win. Place.
Tho recent heavy rains liavo destroyed
tho warehouse of Hunt
Rrothcr's distilliy at Pima. A
larger ono will bo erected.
J. L. T. "Wattcrs, of Duncan, was
a visitor in Saflbrd last Tuesday.
Mr. "Wattcrs informs us that ho is
an applicant for the Duncan school.
Ever since tho death of Mr. Sullivan,
Mrs. Sullivan and Mrs.
French have been quito ill, Icing
confined to their rooms most of tho
Owing to several washouts on
tho railroad tho train was delayed
several days at Bowie and our
liveryman had a good run ol business
Last week Dr. Porter received
a now sot of surgical instruments
of tho latest make. His old ones
liavo boon in use so many years
that tho doctor concluded that his
practice demanded a now set.
J. T. Owens has just received his
mammoth stock of dry goods
which ho is going to sell cheap for
cash. Call at the Rluo Storo and
examine tho goods and convince
yoursolf of their superiority.
A basket social will bo held at
tho M. E. Church next Wednesday
evening, good ico cream will bo
served at 15 cents a plate, and tho
mysteries of tho baskets will be explored.
A select program will bo
Noxt'Moii'day nndTucsday, Sep.
2d and 8d, are tho days set for the
quartcrby teachers' examination to
bo held at Solomonville, at tho
Court House. Those teachers contemplating
trying for a certificate
should not forgot the date.
Tho leport that has been circulated
that District Attornoy .Tones
had died of hydrophobia is tho
rankest kind of rot. Mr. Jones
is in Chicago and is all right. He
will return homo in about two
I have just received my fall and
wintci stock of men's and boy's
ready niado clothing that I will
soil cheap for cash. I have 100
suits of all stylos and patterns.
Come quick and take your choice
at J. T. Owens storo, Safford,
In another column will bo found
tho now advertisement of C. F.
Holmborg, of Thomas. Mr. Holm-berg
is a new arrival in our midst
and deserves a sharo of tho public
patronage Ho has his storo well
stocked with general merchandise
and dress goods. Give him a call
and you will receive courteous
Quito n number of peoplo have
been inquiring of lato what caused
tho broad smilo on Barnoy Palm's
countenance ever since last Mon
daj', and what is tho reason his
saloon is.open no more after about
9 o'clock. Tho explanation is easy.
It will bo found in another column,
under tho head of marriages, and
wo extend our congratulations to
tho newly wedded couple.
Mr. L Rosenstoin, traveling in
tho interest of L. Zcckendorf &
company, of Tucson left in a private
convoyanco for Bowie on Wodnes
day morning. Mr. Rosenstoin has
not been through hero for somo
timo and while here he spoko in
pleasing terms of tho progressive
spirit oi our merchants. Jle has
many friends in our valley whoaro
always pleased to see him. Ho
will roUirn again in about forty
kilt T !
ai mo uanco in jacouson s nan
two weeks ago to-night, somo
porsons, through pure
cussodness, cut a largo splinter out
of the sill of one of tho front windows
of Mr. Jacobson's store; defacing
tho looks of tho window. Tho
same person also cut open a pioturo
cabnet, belonging to J. D. Russel,
which was fastened to the front of
tho storo, und destroyed and carried
off a number of photographs.
Mr. Jncobson and Mr. Russel ore
offering a reward of $10 each, for
tho apprehension ot the cuiprei
wife of O.
On Aug. 29th, to the
C. May, of Safford a
C. E. Holladay Shot and Probably
Fatally Wounded by Jontie
Hunt at Pima Last
HUNT SURRENDERS HIMSELF.
The Deplorable Affair Caused by a Quarrel
Oxer n Dog.
Word reached us lato last night
that C. E. Holladay was shot and
probably mortally wounded by
JontioHunt at tho distillery, at
Pima, about 0 o'clock yesterday
It seems that Holladay had a
dog with him which Hunt under
took to drive away by slapping
him. This aroused Holladay who,
it is said abused Hunt in regular
frontier stylo, which caused Hunt
to throw a rock at Holladay which
missed him. Holladay then commenced
searching for a rock, and
when ho was stooping over to
pick it up Hunt drew a -15 callibrc
six shooter and shot him, tho ball
entering through tho shoulder
blado, ranging downward, but it
did not como out. At last accounts
Holladay was still alive.
After tho shooting Hunt dropped
the gun, hunted up an officer
and surrendered himself.
Texable Property in tlio Territory.
The taxable property of cloven
counties ol the Territory amounts
to 820,102,512.89, and it is estimated
that Mohave county will atid at
least a million more
The valuation by counties is as
Pinal - - Sl,540,801.07
Graham - 1,813,6GG.51
Coconino- - - 2,099,455.07
Yuma - - 998,039.02
Apacno - - - vtJ.zvz.tJ
Navajo - - 1,110,003 07
Yavapai - - - 3,404,437.89
Maracopa - - 7,575,102.00
Pima - - - 3,490,074,03
Cochiso - - 2,230,509.00
West Parker: On Sunday
night, Aug. 25th by Geo. Skinner,
Allen T. West and Miriam Parker,
Evans Steel: On Thursday,
Aug 22d, Geo Evens and Luncr
Steel, of Safford.
Palm Bryant: On Monday,
Aug 20th by John Parks, of
Barnabo Palm and Mis.
Bryant, both of Safford.
, JCitrsloii, .
An excursion will leave Bowie
Station on Aug. 22d, for Santa
Monica, Cal. Round trip tickots.
will bo sold for $34.85.
Harry Pcehan has resumed his
position as conductor on tho G. V.
G. & N.
James Whito, of this placo, loft
for tho East last week to visit his
Tho road between Safford and
Thatcher is in an almost
condition on account of tho
Georgo II. Kelly purchased a
city lot from E. D. Tuttle last Saturday
on the samo block that tho
now Safford store is located.
Mr. and Mrs. James Pursloy returned
home this week from a two
week's visit to tho ranch of Mr.
Riggs in tho Sulphur Spring valley.
Jim roports our neighboring
valloy as fresh and green as a
Tho Athletics will cross bats
with tho Globo team on Sunday
Sept. 1st, at the Grand Tournament
of Sports at Globo on that
day. Arrangements havo been
mado with Layton Bros, for half
faro lates over their stago line.
Messrs. John Daley, M. H. Mer-
ril, Jr. and Walter Cluff, and Mrs.
Galo left for Salt Lako City last
week via tho Santa Fo route. Mrs.
Ann Holliday, of Pima, will start
for tho samo point by tho samo
route next Monday.
Mr. Archie Tuttle, son of our
fellow townsman, E. D. Tuttle,
left on yesterday's train en route
for California to attend school.
Mr. Tuttlo is a bright young man
and will no doubt return to his
Arizona homo with high honors.
Last Tuesday was tho day set
for tho salo of Territorial bonds,
and $305,000 wore placed upon the
market. Whilo there as yet has
been no award there were three
bidders, and tho probabilities are
that the bonds will be sold. The
lowest bidder was D. Van & Co.,
Los Angeles, their bid being par,
with accrued interest and 3 1-4 per
cent premium. W- J. Hayes & Co.
and S. A. Ecan were also bidders.
Tnr tax levy has been fixed by
the Board of Supervisors in Pima
county at 83.25.
Slauy Ilrlght Sides to Life In that Itlcli
In an article on Arizona tho
Chicago Inter-Ocean says:
It long was an article of belief
among miners that Arizona was
productive only of surfaco gold,
and that no "'deep workings" could
bo developed in its limits.
has brought knowledge;
Arizona is full of "deep workings"
and it is not improbablo that tho
Arizona gold mines may equal
thoso of Africa.
A second result has been the development
of agriculture, for supply
of tho mining industries. And
here again Arizona has vindicated
herself against its calumniators.
Tho territory has been discribed
as an untilktble waslo of rock and
sand, but irrigation has mado parts
of it as productive as the famous
valloy of tho Nile. Another, though
perhaps a minor, result has been
tho discovery of tho fitness of tho
territory as a sanitarium for con
sumptives and for the nervously
exhausted. There is little doubt
that Arizona possesses the finest
winfcV" climate in tho world, as
warm as that of Now Orleans, but
less humid, as. bracing as that of
southern California, and free from
tho afternoon fogs of tho coast line;
as cqublo as Florida, but free from
tho malaria that infest parts of
Copper Is King.
Copper yesterday reached tho
highest point it has yet attained
since tho reaction, $12 30, an
within tho last thiee
months. Tho rise has, been steady
and prospectors in the vicinity of
Tucson havo already begun to tako
advantage ol it. Within a vory
short timo tho Tucson Smelting
company his allowed an advance
to its patrons from $1.45 a unit to
1.70 a unit on say 20 por cent oie.
Tho present quotation of $12.30 is
equivalent to about S1.90 a unit, so
that the advaneo to patrons within
tho last ten days or two weeks is
nearley $9 a ton, oi say about 33-
1-2 per cent, a sulheient inducement
to create activity in tho copper
It is said that in tho territory
tributary to Tucson, there are now
ten mines working to ono a month
ago. A mining man speaking of
tho outlook said yesterday tnat
there are within a radius of 30
miles of Tucson not less than 1,000
locations, everyone of which can
bo profitably developed and operated
at even the present price.
But it is a dead certainty that
the pi ice cannot recede, but it is
bound for sovcral reasons to
steadily until at least tho $20
mark is reached. In tho first placo
quotations show that there has
been in the last year a falling off
in production in tho "United States
of 50,000 tons. Tho demand for
copper is greater than it has been
before and it will necessarily increase.
Tho present increase in
demand comes from tho additional
and growing use of copper wire for
These are given by financial papers
as tho chief reasons for tho advance,
but there is ariothor which
has sprung up too roccntly to havo
been taken into consideration. It
is tho lato re-discovery of a process
for welding copper with other metals.
A variety of now uses of copper
is thus brought into cxistonco
and it is estimated that the consumption
will bo increased by 50
Such a condition of affairs will
bring to Tucson along with all cop
per mining centers greater pros
perity man it nas ever Known
One week ago last Friday as
Judge Hormeycr and Hon. A. D.
Brewer wcro coming Irom Morcnci
to Clifton thoy came near having a
vory serious accident. As thoy
mado the turn to decend the steep
and dangerous dug-way leading in
to Chase creek, the vehicle was
overturned and Judgo Hormoyor
was caught beneath tho wagon and
badly bruised. Tho team thoy wero
driving were gcntlo and responded
when told to stop, otherwiso Mr.
Hormoyer would have never told
tho story. The accident was caused
by tho recent rains making the
ground wot and slippory.
Tho Judgo was in tho valloy this
week, his discolored face indicates
that tho fall was a violont ono.
Tho board of trustees for the
Safford school district has selected
teachers for tho 'present school
year. Judgo J. M. McCollum has
been employed to tako charge ol
tho grammar department and Miss
Kitty Tuttlo will be in chnrgo of
tho primary department. Tho so
lection is a good one. Judge Me
Collum is an old teacher, having
spent a great deal of timo in the
school room, whilo Miss Tttttlo's
success in tho primary department
is boyond question, oho is a very
studious young lady, and has carefully
studied school tactics "and
Clipped and Condensed From Late
PASSING EVENTS OF THE WEEK
Happenings Throughout tho Territory
Kill ted With the Scissors.
A now enterprise, ono that is
badly needed, is about to bo start
ed in this city, which will fill the
traditional Jong felt want. It is a
mining agency which proposes to
bring tlift, mine owner and the moneyed
man together for their mutual
ben cfi t. Herald.
columns of snioko have
lately been, observed arising from
the Uolima volcano, bonora, and
subterranean commotions noted in
tho vicinitv lead to the belief that
another eruption is close at hand.
merchant is advertis
ing his stock, which consists in
part of coffins and other habiliments
of the crave, at cost. This
sinful world must possess somo attraction
for tho man who wilfully
refuses to embrace this auspicious
ume anu unparaneieu opruruinii.y
to die. Star
comes from Lynk creek
that Sunday last, about sundown,
Mrs. Henderson, who commenced
to act strangely, left home on foot.
Parties followed and found her
about dark, but she refused to return
and in some manner got away
from them and had not been heard
of yesterday morning. Our informant
states that there wero five little
children at Mrs. Henderson's
home, when sho left, all crying for
their mother. It seems to bo a
very sad affair. Courier.
Observer Burrows ran
across a peculiar phenomenon this
morning. When he reached his
ho found his chronometer, which
had run steadily for ten years had
stopped. Ho then looked at his
alarm clock which had also stopped
as had also his watch. The cli
max was reached when he asiced
the'oflicc boy what timo it was and
received flic reply that his watch
had stopped. The correct time
will bo received from Washington
to day and the clocks and watches
again started up. Herald.
El Paso Tribune says that
tho liberal is printed in Silver City.
In compliance with the latest fashion
set b' El Paso journalists tho
Liberal gives notice to tho editor
of tho Tribune that if ho docs not,
within ninety days, retract, apologize
and give tho sourco of information
of this foul slander, it will publish
him as a liar,a blackmailer and a
villian, and Will tell tho public all
about.whero ho was and what ho
did during the four years previous
to tho discovery of America by tho
late lamented Sr. C. Columbus.
celebrated John Wesley
Hardin, the well known Texas killer,
tho man who banked on his
ability to draw quick and shoot
straight and fast, met a man in an
El Paso saloon last Monday night
who was something of a killer himself.
John Sellman and Hardin had
a dispute in tho Acme saloon, which
threatened to lead to a shooting.
Sellman went out and waited for
Hardin, who did not como out. A
couple of hours later Sellman, went
in to get a drink. Ho found Hardin
at tho bar. Hardin mado a
suspicious motion and in "self
Sellman commenced shooting.
Ho took no chances with the
iron shirt Hardin was reported to
wear and took his first shot at tho
head, hitting him in the eye, killing
him instantly. Before Hardin's
body reached tho ground Sellman
shot three more times, two of the
shots taking effect Liberal.
Excursion to Salt Lake City.
The Santa Fo railroad company
has arranged a special rato of 850
from Dominir or El Paso to Salt
Lake City and return, to and in
cluding Oct 20th. Ticlcets lor salo
at Doming and El Paso on Sept.
30th and Oct. 1st.
Tins rato has been civen to en
able those wishing to attend tho
October conterance of tho Uhnrch
of Jesus Christ of Saints
an opportunity to go.
Tickets will bo issued in timo to
reach Salt Lako by Oct. 3d, when
there will commence and continue
till the 4th a Welch Musical Festival,
known as tho "Eistcdfodd"
in tho tabernacle and prizes aggregating
several thousand dollars
have been offered for the best choir
or other musical competition. For
further particulars write to E. Copland,
general agent, El Paso.
E. A. Cutter was in Solomonville
last Monday, he having business
with the Board of Equalization.
PlIENIX ARIZONA, AUG. 22, 1895.
To"the Citizens of Arizona: Tho
Fourth National Irrigation
will njcet at -Albuquerque
1G;20 Jh-its session,
Arizonan's without exception
should feel tho keenest mteest,
and wo ask your co-operation to
the end that from Arizona shall go
a full and energetic delegation of
public-spirited citizens, to place
most clearly and emphatically before
tho Congress the needs and
desires of the Territory.
In no other portion of the Union
has irrigation so broad a scope as
in Arizora. Hcre. now are being
worke'd that before
many years will bo solved, that
millions of acres of fertile, arid
land shall be redeemed and shall bo
filled with every evidence of intelligent
husbandry. In irrigation
development lies Arizona's active
and intelligent work.
To the end that unity of action
be secured and that definite plans
bo formulated for the work that
lies before us at the Congress, it
has been agreed upon as advisable
that a caucus of the qualified Arizona
deligates be held at Phenix
September 2. At this caucus is also
cordially invited the attendance
of all representatives of the press
and of all irrigation, mining, transportation,
manufacturing or commercial
enterprises, that tho common
purpose of Arizona,s advancement
may be tho better served.
It is thorcfore asked that all delegates
be at onco appointed. Thoso
yet to be chosen within Arizona
comprise: "Ono dolegato each from
regularly organized irrigation,
agricultural or horticultural societies
and from societies of engineers,
irrigation companies, agricultural
colleges and commercial bodies."
Tjio Territorial delegates at large
would bo pleased to receive suggestions
and expressions of opinion
as to tho matter that should bo
brought to tho attention of Congress,
and trust that every section
of tho territory may be represented
at the meeting m Phenix September
2. (Signed) A. J. Doran.
Jas. A. Fleming.
Jas. II. McClintock.
Territorial Delegates at Large.
A Growing Industry.
The managers of the irrigation
congress to meet next month in
following to say
about a great and growing industry
in Arizona and New Mexico:
It is gratifying to learn that the
experiments mado in tho last few
years at the agricultural colleges
of New Mexico and Arizona
on the cultivation of the wild
aro beginning to have good
results. These experiments demonstrate
that the wild root will
respond to intelligent cultivation
to a suprising degree. There can
bo no doubt that from ten to twenty
tons can be grown to tho aero, and
that tho demand will far exceed
the supply for many years, if not
for all timo, and that tho price will
remain where it is or advance to a
more profitable figure. It will take
90,000 tons of canaigro to tako tho
place of the imported gambier in
tho United States alone.
Nearly all the wild canaigre that
has gone to market up to dato has
gone to foreign countries. From
January 31, 1891, to October 31,
1892, a period of months
the Southern Pacific railroad company
handled 370 cars of tho sliced
and dried root consigned to Europe,
which was probably more than was
consumed in tho United States in
the samo length of time. In addition
to the shipment of the sliced
and dried root tho extract works at
Deming havo been running ful
time and sending the products of
this factory to eastern tanners and
abroad. Six dollars a ton is tho
market price for the wild green
root from tho hands of tho diggers,
while tho sliced dried root bring
$40 per ton in Glasgow. The supply
of wild root within reasonable
distance of lines of transportation
will hardly last two years, but tho
farmers of the arid region aro alive
to tho fact that a new and profitable
farm crop has been brought forth,
which promises to exceed in value
all tho crops grown in the arid
region, requiring less water for
irrigation, less hard and expensive
labor to produce and market, less
liable to damage from excessive
drouth, wet, cold or heat, than the
average farm crop, and prospectively
A New Toothache Cure.
A few days ago one of Thather's
belles obtained a box of corn
salvo from the Safford Drug Co.
After applying it as directed tho
corn was promptly removed root
and branch. The young lady was
so pleased with results that sho
took tuo box to her mother, who
was suffering from an excruciating
toothache and advised her to ap
ply it to the tooth with the hope
that it would remove the tooth.
We are informed that the tooth
came out with a jerk, but of course
we cannot vouch for the accuracy
A Letter Prom i a iioa.
Editor Guardian: Thinking-that
a letter from these far off Is
lands might prove of inteiest to '
your readers I send you a few line
discriplive of the people and;
The people hero are of a copper
c lor with black eyes and hair.
The men are strong, lusty fellows,
capable ot doing good work, which
they do when necessity presses.
In carrying their food from thir
mountains they will often siiafiafn
a bin den of from 125 to 175 pounds
for a great distance. A meal far a-.
family costs but little and is. prepared
in this way: Rocks about
the size of hen's eggs aro heated
and the food placed upon themr
(fish, etc. is wrapped in leaves,)
and the whole is covered with a
thick layer of leaves to keep in
bteam, and allowed to remain for
an hour or two. The preparations
for a meal generally take from two
to three hours, lor the simple reason
that they keep nothing on
hand, and when hungry they
gather everything from tho
bush. They have no system and
keep nothing on hand for the. future,
consequently they are often
in rather straightened circumstances
and aro compelled to live
on half fare. What! you say, live-on
half faro in a land so fertilo
and blessed with the copious rains
of heaven? Yes; live on half faro
and go to bed with an empty
stomach, where, with a little forethought
and less work, everything
might be had within a few rods of
the door. I have had my enduring
qualities tested once or twice
and am prepared to testify that a.
native can go without food longcir
than anyone I over saw.
When partaking of their humble
meal they sit crosslegged on tho
ground and eat with their fingers,
sometimes playfully moulding tho
food in their hands and dipping it
in soup, then convoying it to their
mouths with a violent suction,
that sounds, as near as I can convey
it on paper, if your
pronounce it with an inward motion
of tho breath. Of course wo
havo to eat as the natives do, only
we endeavor to avoid tho suction!
As wo take notice of the sur
roundings and dress of the people
wo aro reminded very lorcibly
The natives of tropical climes,
Where the lavors ot naturar
Wear very few clothes;
As everyone knows
They aro summer girls all tho year-
The natives hero batho frequently
and as a general rule keep their
bodies clean. Tattooing from tho
waist to the knees is practiced by
this peoplo, but in somo villages,
through tho influence of tho missionaries,
it is forbidden, but all a,
young man docs is to go into another
town where he willingly
undergoes tho soverc ordeal for tho
sako of being a man, as he terms
it. For until he is tattooed he is
called a "tama itiiti", or little boy.
They also havo a custom of put- '
ting limo on their heads ono day
in each week. This answers a twofold
purposo by turning the hair '
red, which is greatly admired by
them, and destroying vermin.
Pago after page could bo written
about this people, their habits and?
customs. The Guardian reachos
mo all right, and I consider it a valuable
addition to Graham county.
The rainfall this season has been
heavier than in any previous year
since 1881 and tho prospect
is good and tho outlook for
fall and winter grazing on tho
range is splendid.
The Cienega sand wash cairicda
larger volume of water than was
ever beforo known. Tho Lone
Star school house, located just
south ot tne wash, and which is
built on ground two feet higher
than the floods were ever known
to reach was in danger last Saturday,
as tho water stood about five
inches deep around tho house.
Tho water that came down Main
street washed gullies out for the
distance of a mile and surrounded
tho Groesbeck hotel so that it was
almost impossible to "reach the
house. It also filled the large cellar
underneath tho co-op mill, and
there wero apprehensions that tho
building would settle and render it-useless.
Tho storms seem to be general
and washouts have been of almost
daily occurrence along tho Jino oC
the valley railroad, and tho wagoa
road has become so soft that it is
very difficult travelling.
Edw. D. Tuttle met with a veryf
painful accident last week. H-was
mowing hay in his field, and
when he stopped to oil the machine,'
tne team started, drawing tho machine
onto his foot and it the
slid off, taking the big toe nail
with it. Mr. Tuttle has not been
laid up with it but he says it hurV.
like the dace. '