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THE WILLIAMS NEWS
GOOD nusic EVERY EVENING YOURS FOR THE BEST Legal Tender Saloon HARRY niNER. Proprtetor j j NEW HOUSE j. NEW FURNISH INOS Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars THE MOQUI SNAKE DANCE. roxrLr&CD mi pauk thskk taining only a breech clout. Salako, the head . nake priestess, assisted lv the Medicine women, has brewed many ImjwIs of a dark lirown liquid. The priests drink f and Iwthe in this liquid. Tlie draught act as a quick emetic. This physical purificaiion is acces sory to the spiritual purification which later takes place in the kivas. Hie time for jollification and feasting has now arrived. From all directions are seen maidens and women coming with good things for the repast. For two days following, the loys and girls have merry times in the pueblos. All seriousness is laid aside and the Moquis rejoice in the copious rains that are sure to follow the ceremonies just descriled. For the snake dance is a prayer for rain. The snakes are entrusted with the prayers of the people, and lilc rated to carry the messages to the gods of Thunder, Wind and Lightning. Dr. Hough, in his interesting liooklet, says: 4Vhat every one wants to know, is. whether the snakes are drugged or have their fangs removed. Men who have at tended as many as ten dances in various Moqui pueblos, say they have never seen a dancer bitten by a poisonous snake. One thing is i-ertain, the Moquis are extremely careful with a venomous snake. This is thought to be the secret of handling the rattlesnake, never to liandle him when he is coiled. Then, too, the snakes may have l?en somewhat subjugated by their liewildering treatment, since they were dragged from their haunts by naked men armed with hoes and sticks, thrust with other snakes in to a bag and brought to the kivas, and afterwards washed and unciv ally flung alout." That such a jwgan ceremony can exist within one hundred miles of a great transcontinental railroad in the heart of our modern civili ration, seems almost teyond comp rehension. The education of the Moqui may in time do away with these ceremonies, but the outlook at present is not very favorable The teachers complain that they have to drag the children to school Instead of learning the language of the natives and thus lieing able to explain to the parents the advan tages of education, the teachers claim that the way to educate the Indian, is to make him forget there is such a thing as the native tongue. They may be right. B. F. JOSSEY DEAD. Chinese Inspector Killed by Accidental Discharge of Shot Qun. A second chapter to the startling custom house scandal at Noeales was added Tuesday morning bv the death of Chinese Inspector l. r Jossey, which occurred at his home at Tucson, at 4 o clock Tuesday morning, the result the accidental discharge of a shot gun in his own hands. , . j os hc v nas tor the past six months, owned and oierated, aside from his duties as custom lnstiector, a oultry yard for the raising of fancy chickens. He has lately lost several fowls by the onslaught of skunks. Hearing a disturbance in his twek yard, he took his shot nun and started to the chicken yard. hoping to get a shot at one of the intruders. In climbing over an intervening fence his gun was ac cidentally discharged, the shot en tering his breast aliove the heart. Death occurred instantly. In fall ing, the gun fell on one side of the fence, the lody of Jossey on the other. The news of the death was tele phoned to the sheriff's office and a coroner's jury quickly empanneled to view the remains. After a few minutes dehlieration they arrived at a verdict to the effect that the deceased met his death by the acci dental discharge of a shot gun in his own hands. He leaves to mourn his death a wife and daughter, lesides a large circle of friends made in his travels over the territory in pursuit of his official duties as Chinese inspector. Much speculation was had as to whether the tragedy was a case of suicide or accident. The develoiv- ments of the past few days which have connected him with the cus tom scandal at Xogales, wherein he is charjred. with Collector W. H. Hoey, of having ltermitted Chinese to cross the line from Mexico into the United States for a considera tion, might have lieen the cause of his suiciding, but the circumstances surrounding his death would rather indicate accident. He denied any knowledge of the charges made against him and seemed to think the matter not so serious up to Monday night. Phoenix Gazette. To Intro- duceour Goods... A pair of these spurs, hand-made and coin-silver Inlaid, aa (bourn, aent free of postage on receipt of Sg.OO. Semi for our catalogue and bnjr direct. CALIFORNIA BIT AND SPUR CO. Made. Bit. Spurs. Bridles, Etc. Sax FBAKciaro. I'lL VAL VERDE COPPER CO., Ltd. Val Verde, YaTapal County, Arizona. NOTICE. This company will place Its smelter in operation during the first two weeks In October. On and after Sept. 2W it Is prepared to receive shipments of ore and concentrates. it will be pleased to quote rates, etc., to tnose In a post, tlon to make shipments, and to receive average samples 01 sum ores as it is intended to snip, wnit-n win oe analyzed free, anci mite quota tions for same f. o. b. point of shipment. In writing, kindly advise from what railroad point shipments will be made, about when, how often, and wnat the tonnage will probably con sist of: also, approximately, the kind of ore. and grade of concentrates that would be ship ped. it Is the company's policy and Intention to favor the miner wherever possible, compatible witn a tair prunt, anil toesiabiisn a market for "norae protioct. It tnus expects to merit. an1 hfipes to receive, hearty co-operation from all Interested in the establishment and building up 01 nome industries. In older to compete with oiitshle smelters. on account of being situated so far from the source of fuel supply, and market for Its product (thus naving to conteni witn neavy rreigbt charges in these two respects.) the company Is Install ing the pyritlc system of smelting, by which it bos?s to lessen materially the consumption of luei. ana receive oiner advantages, wnirn will enable It to operate cheaply. This additional Mime machinery, wnicn entails an extra ex Pense utsn the company of about ten thousand floiiars to install, is now being shlpiwn. The smelter is new, modern anil complete In every respect, of large capacity, and so con- siriM-ied ss to ne operate! at a mir imum of ex pense. 1 ne advantages, taken in conjunction with the pyritlc system of smelting, all redound to the benefit of the shipper. The Standard Smelling and Refining min is n v recently secured a site at Val Verde for the erection of a custom concentrating mill. imI has Just let a contract to the Colorado Iron vtnrk o. lor tne erection 01 same. 1 his mill will be complete! about the commencement of November: it will be large, and comprise all the latest improvements reoulrcd bv modern practice in concentrating dtnereLf varieties of custom ores. Arsitit xsi.isai i is. of machinery win lie snipped siiinn tne ncxi miriv iimvs- and the comiiany will, from lime to tl inc. In stall snecisi mac nincrv lor ine nandiinar of in dividual varieties of low grade ores from large shippers. It mill operate In conjunction with the smeller. Although the two companies are separate corporations, inasmuch as the product ol the mill will ultimately be treated by the smelter, and the two plants form adjunct to each other, they will work In harmony. As the mill ncars completion, further information in reference to same, milling rale, etc., will be Is sued by the Milling company. The mill will handle ores mat cannot be treated by smelting ithout being first concen trated, thus enabling the owners of low grade ore proertles to have their ores concentrated at a minimum 01 expense, lor nnai treatment by the smelter; hence the location of these two home Industries in central Arizona will make .rofltattle many mines ana prpects that do not at the present time permit of development. The hianta Ki- Prescott A Phoenix rallwav. and the Prescott A Eastern railroad, have made especially favorable freight rates lo Val Verde, with a view 01 co-operating wiin the smelter In developing the mining resources of central Ari aona. and 1 n helping the miner to produce com paratively low graie ore, wnicn nereioiore would not permit of handling on account of the long, and thus expensive freight haul. The company will be pleased at anr time to have intending shippers, or those Interested. visit Val Verde, and inspect the plant and facilities. Consignment sollrltxl (especially of high grade sulphide copper ores.) whether large or small, and correspondence invited. AL tKiir. i iirrtK i (i ltu . Cecil G. Fennell. Gen. Mgr. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. LaXD Omrt AT PXXSCOTT, ABtSUXA. August 22, 1901. Notice ta hereby given that the following- named aettler baa filed notice of his Intention to make final proof In support of his claim. and that said proof will be made before I'nlted States Court Commissioner, at Williams. Ari aona, on October a. 1901, via: Patrick E. Holli- ban. of Coconino county. Alison, for the a. L : i and a. H aw. . sec. is, two. 22, n. r. 6 e. Ha names the following wltneasea to Drove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of. aald land, via: Ben Wales, of Rhodes. Ari aona; Joe Inxon, of K nodes. Arizona ; jerry Murphy, of Williams, Ariaona; John McLaugh lin, of Williams. Arizona. I KtlUKR K A. TK1TTLK. J.. Register. First publication August II. 19TO. NOTICE OF PUBLICATION. H. E. liMO. Land Office at Prescott, Arizona. August 2, 111. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his Intention to make final proof in support of bis claim, and tbat said proof will be made before C. S Court Commissioner at Williams. Arizona, on September 20. 1901. vlx: Henry J. Sellers, of Williams, Arizona, for the lota 1 and 2 and a' nei sec. 2, tp. 21 n. r. 4 e. He namea the following witneases to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of. said land, viz: George Raney, John Moore. Geo. J. Robinson and John A. Freeman, all of Williams, Arizona. FREDERICK A. TRITLE Jb.. Register. First publication August lo, isul. ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION or THE NATIONAL BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION. Kxow all Sine bv Tttgag Pbesexts: Tbat we. the undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens and residents of the state of Califor nia, have this day voluntarily aasociated our selves together for the purpose of forming a corporation under the laws of the state of Cali fornia. And we hereby certify. First. That the name of the aald corporation shall be National Building and Loan Association. Second. That the purposes for which It Is formed are to assist Its members in aaving and InvesUng money, in buying and improving real estate and In procuring money for other purposes by loaning, or advancing under the Mutual Building society plan to such of them as may desire to anticipate the ultimate value of their shares, funds accumulated from the monthly contribution of its stockholders. The receiving of money on deposit and also such other funds as may from time to time come into Its hands, and loaning the aame and doing all other acta as authorized by law under Title XVI, Part IV. Div. I, of the Civil Code of Cali fornia. Third. That the place where the principal place of said corporation is to be transacted Is the city of Lue Angeles In the state of California. Fourth. That the term for which said corpo ration Is to exist la fifty years from and after the date of ita incorporation. Fifth. That the number of directors or trustees of said corporation shall be Ave, and that the names and residences of the directors or trustees, who are appointed for the first year, and to serve until the election and quali fication of such officers, are aa follows, to-wit: F. C. Howes. Los Angeles. California; W. G" Cochran, Los Angeles. California; J no. c. Byram. Los Angeles. California; Sam'l B. Hunt. Los Angeles. California; Jas. K. Boal. Los Angeles, California. Sixth. That the amount of the capital stock of said corporation shall be sixty million (P UMMK) aollars.and the nubmer of shares it is divided is six hundred thousand of the par iur v, . . ..j iiuiiuicii . i 7 uoiiars eacu. Seventh. That the amount of said capital stock which has been actually subscribed is fifty thousand dollars, and the following are the names of the persons by whom the aame has been subscribed, lo-wlt: KAsTES OF SVsssrglBBU F. C. Howes W . G. Cochran J. Hrr.ni Sam'l B. Hunt Jas. R. Boal nO. SHABBS ASTOfXT 1 . . .lo,uin.oii luo ... lO.OnU.OU l ... lo.un.ui lu ... lo.uw.m luu ... lo.ooo.oo In witness whereof, we have herennto set un hands and seals this eighteenth day of June, A. I. liv. Signed and aealed In the nresenr-e of J. C. Oliver. F. C. Hows Seal W. G. Cothbax Seal' John C. Bnia Sbal' Sami-el B. Hint Sral' Jas. R. Boal Seal' STATE OF CALIFORNIA. I City and County of Loa Angeles. On this eighteenth dav of Jnne. In the mr A. D. one thousand, eirtit hundred anrl .l.hrr. nine, before me. J. C. Oliver, a notary public (n and for said Los Angeles county, personally ap peared F. C. Howes. W. u. Cochran, John C. Byram. Hamnel B. Hunt and James R- Boal. known to me to be the Demons whose nme are subscribed to and who executed the within Instrument, and acknowledged to me that thev executed the aame. In witness whereof, T have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal the dav ml year last above written. MEAL J. C. OLIVEB. Notary Public. The name of the National Building and Loan asociatton. of Los Angeles. California, was changed to State Mutual Building and Loan Association, of Los Angeles, California, August Id. 1M9A, by order and decree of the superior court of Loa Angeles, state of California First publication. August 17. 1901.