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THE WILLIAMS NEWS 1H0 WOULD NOT GAMBLE FOB A STAB? states of the union at the time of their admission since .the original thirteen states estaldished the gov ernment. The territory of Arizona, in point tit ' ' cojtcxroKO raoa nsirr face. Is it not a fact that at the signing of the treaty of Guad alupe Hidalgo, February 2, 1848, that the Mexican citizens resid ing in the territories acquired by the United States, were given the right to retain their property and remain citizens of Mexico, but that they were under obligations to make their election within one year from that date as to whether they would remain Mexican citizens or become citizens of the United States, and if at the end of the year thev failed to de clare themselves Mexicans they should be considered to have elected to become American citizens, and it is a well known fact that very few took the Mexican side. And this was done notwithstanding the fact that at that time our territories were under a military government, our very worst form of government. Later the Mexican government made provisions for the removal of those who were unable to do so themselves, and who desired to re turn to Mexico, and I am unable to learn of any who took advantage of this offer. Again, during our civil war, while Arizona was still a jart of New Mexico, we furnished (,561 soldiers in defense of the Union, out of a population of 80, V7, and about 97 per cent of these men were native born citizens of Mexico. Once mojp, during the Spanish-American ar,New Mexico and Arizona not only sent more troops to the front, in proportion to the population, than any other state or territory in the Union, but alo furnished more than one-half of the grandest regiment organized during the war Koosevelt's Hough for vour kind ive statehood. a va l a 'f na mdar-I thank you ft ""atttention. Let us hai The following resolutions were unanimously adopted by the con vention: That we, the people of Arizona, in convention assembled, hereby declare that we are justly entitled to be freed from a territorial form of government; that such a govern ment is fitted only for a sparsely settled and turbulent frontier and that whenever any section of country becomes reasonably devel oed by a sufficient number of peo ple, wealth and intelligence, such country should then be erected into :i sovereign state and the people thereof lie clothed with full powers of self-government. It has been the unvarying custom of the people of the United States, through con gress and the executive depart ments, to admit to the union of states every territory which pos sessed sufficient population, wealth and the ability to govern itself. We also declare that the territory of Arizona has been under a terri torial form of government for a Ieriod of thirty-eight years; that for the past ten years she has had a larger population and greater wealth than the average of all the of climate, soil and mineral re sources, is without a peer. ro other equal era west of the Missis sippi nver has more natural re sources; her soil produces the or anges and limes of Italy, the dates of Egypt, the grapes of. France, the cereals of the north and the cattle and sheep of the central, states; her mineral wealth is unmeasured, her mines of copper alone are pro ducing bullion of the value of $35,- 000,000 annually. We declare that Arizona is justly entitled to admission as a state, first, because she has the requisite num ber of people; second, because she has more than the requisite amount of wealth; third, because she has the ability and desire of self-govern ment; fourth, because her people have shown themselves to be first in patriotism and loyalty to the Union in time of peril, and finally, the ad mission of Arizona to statehood will, in addition to our already acquired population and wealth, cause a rap id increase in development through the confidence inspired by the knowledge of stability under state law. Be it further resolved, that con fidently relying upon the sense of justice and liberality existing in both branches of congress, we do most earnestly and respectfully en treat and etition the United States congress to pass an act enabling Arizona to take her proper place in the sisterhood of states. J. M. Ford, Chairman. Other addresses were made by prominent Arizonans and all were received with great applause. The speaking was at an end and the ultimate business of the conven tion was taken up the selection of the commission to Washington. The committee on permanent orga nization and order of business had recommended only three. As soon as the nominations were begun it was seen that arrangements would lie unsatisfactory, and six candi dates having been nominated, W. C. Greene, L. W. Mix, John Brock man, E. B. Gage, Jack Lawlor and W. J. Murphy, the recommenda tion was set aside after consider able debate, and they were unani mously elected. A suggestion by the chairman that the chairmen of the democrat ic and republican central commit tees be added to the commission was rejected on the ground that even the name of a party should not enter into the statehood move ment. Every county of the territory was represented at the convention. Republican. S. H. REA fib BUILDING CONTRACTOR ESTIMATES FURNISHED WILLIAMS, ARIZ. The Palace MEAT MARKET G. W. MARTIN. Prop. Beef, Veal, Mutton and - Sausage ' CONSTANTLY ON HAND Bell Spring Butter. Oysters and Fish in Season WILLIAMS, ARIZONA The Grand Canyon Railway Co. TIME TABLE No. 2 Effective Tuesday. October I, 1901 NO. lO MILKS STATIONS 7:00 pm 0 Lt Williams Ar 7:80 pm Red Lake 8O0 pm 30 Prado laCpm 29 Valle S :40 pm SB WUlaha 8:58 pm 45 Anita :30 pm M Apex ':38 pm 6 Coconino 10 M pm 66 A r Grand Canyon Lv bo. 11 11:60 am 11 23 am 10 AS am 10 AS am 10:13 am :55 am 9:35 am 30 am :00 am J.J.BTim.O. P.A., N.J. Hrwon, Aft, Los Angeles, Cal. Williams, Aria. SANTA FE ROUTE Time Tabic Effective June 16, 1901 READ DOWN READ UP No. 7 14.1 sin 3 35 pm 7 OS am lo oo pm S 23 am 4 oo am S6 am 7 Mam 10 so am 12 oik pm' 1 U6 pm 1 SO pm 2 86 pm 4 15 pm oo pm 25 pm 5 oo pm SO pm 13SSam 1 25 am 3 25 am 7 OO am 13 45 pm A 55 pm No. S Limited 1 oo pm 1 14 am 8 SO am S 20 pm 4 10 am 25 am 12 SS pm 5 o5 pm 4 25 pm 6 25 pm 8 00 pm S 85 pm 3 40 am 6 25 pm 5 S5 pm 8 05 pm to pm 60 pm 11 00 pm 12 30 am 4 Mam 6 40 am 8 80 am 12 45 pm 5 6ft pm No. 1 STATIONS. 10 oo pm 11 00 am 8 OO pm 7 15 am 10 40 pm 4 02 am 4 85 am 7 12 am 8 SO am 11 25 am 1 OS pm 2 06 pm 3 80 pm 5 85 pm 8 69 pm 6 47 pm 7 65 pm 8 20 pm 47 pm 11 25 pm 3 25 am S 00 am 8 30 am 13 45 pm Lv. . . . Chicago .Art Kansas City .. Denver La Janta Albuquerque... Wins-ate .'....Gallup Holbrook WId.Iow Flagstaff Williams Ar...Ash Fork Lt Lt Ash fork AH Ar.... Prescott ....Lv Ar Phoenix Lt Lt... ..Ari Ash Fork Seligman ...Peach Springs Kingman Ar.. Needles Lt! Lt..... Need lea Ar .. Blake . . Bagdad. . Iaggett Barstow . Kramer Ar Mojave Lt Ar.. Loa Angeles . .Lt Ar.. MB UIWO...LT Ar. San Francisco . Lt No. 2 7 40 am A05 pm 10 O0 sm 10 20 pm 8 OA ara 3 20 am 3 55 am 11 22 pm 10 25 pm 8 25 pm 6 AO pm 6 25 pm 600 400 13 60 10 40 7 45 720 825 408 1 SO 1 10 pm pm pm am am am am am am am 716 pm 1 85 pm No. 4 Limited 2 15 pm 2 40 am 6 oo pm 11 47 am 11 45 pm 58 pm 3 10 pm 1 25 pm 13 10 pm 10 65 am 10 40 am 8 00 am 11 SO pm 10 65 am 10 00 am 6 15 am 4 00 am 3 60 ara 8 00 am 12 SO am 10 40 pm 8 00 pm 1 85 pm 00 am No. 8 00 pm 7 16 am 6 00 pm 8 65 am 45 pm 1 47 pm 1 25 pm 60 am 8 55 am 6 40 am 6 15 am l&lim 260 am 12 20 am 10 15 pm 7 25 pm 7 00 pm 6 00 pm 3 S5 pm 1 44 pm 1 25 pm 12 04 pm 11 10 am 8 00 pm Meal stations. Nm. s and 4 ran twice a week between Chicago. San Francisco and Los Angeles. Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars daily through between Chicago and San Francisco and Chicago and Los Angeles. Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars dally through between Chicago and San Francisco and Chicago and Los Angeles. The Grand Canyon of the Colorado can be reached only by this line. The California Limited carries the following new equipment: Buffet smoking ear. Harvey dining car, and observation sleeping ear, between Chicago and Los Angeles: double drawing room sleeping car. betveen Chicago and San Diego: double drawing room sleeping car, between Kansas City and Los Angeles. Connections at La Junta from Denver and at Los Angeles for San Diego and banta Barbara. Fastest train to Southern California and over the shortest line. Limited to six cars, wide vestibuled, electric lighted. No finer train anywhere. The observation car contains ten sections and a handsomely finished observation mom. The buffet smoking car contains a spacious smoking and reading room with buffet. Both these cars are supplied with current periodicals and stationery. All meals en route will be served in the dining car, under the direction of If r. Fred Harvey. No extra fare charged on the California Limited. Regular flrst-class tickets only are required. JOHN J. BYRNF.. O. P. A.. N. J. HUDSON. Agent. Los Angeles, California. Williams, Arizona.