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HARTWELL & HAMAKEU'S the leading photographers, where you can get photoa up to date. 29 S. 2d St. MZONA BEPIIBLICAN Photographic Art Studio. HARTWELL & II A MAKER, 29 S. 2d St. THIRTEENTH YEAR. lO PAGES PHOENIX. ARIZONA. SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17, 1903. lO PAGES VOIi. XIII. NO. 245 THE COMPROMISE NOTHING SAYS The Omnibus Statehood Bill Pass Soon Caucus or No Caucus of the Republican Senators, There Will Be a Vote on the Measure or There Will Be an Extra Session The Unfriendly Star Admits That the Bill Will Pass If It Goes to a Vote Senator Foraker's Reminder That There Was a Philadelphia Platform. The President Expected to Move. "Washington. January 16 (Special). will be given tiday by the committee There continues to be considerable tjlk.on public buildings and grounds to of a compromise on the statehood mat- j representatives of Las Vegas and AKiu tr hut ur tn date no one can be querque. N. M.. on public building fnund who can clothe it with a sem- ! blance of fact. Mr. Quay scoffs at the idea of a compromise. He declares that there are enough votes to pass the omnibus bill and that the bill will pass before the session is much older. It is understod today that there will be a caucus of the republican senators next week with reference to the. omni bus bill. Mr. Quay is said to have told the republican leaders that caucus or no caucus there will either be a vote on the bill or an extra session of con gress. He has given notice that he will resist to the utmost any further at tempts to adjourn the senate from Thursday to Monday. In response to a query as to why Mr. Quay did not move for : night ses sion if he has sufficient strength to pass the statehood bill, a senator today said that it was not part of his tactics to weary his friends unnecessarily; that the filibustering had not worried him in the least, and that the republican leaders would awaken soon to the fact that unless a vote was permitted on this bill other important legislation would be sacrificed. I heard the opinion expressed today in several quarters that the bill would pass. Mr. Quay is reticent when pressed for particulars. The Star, whioi is opixisins the bill says tonight: "The main dependence of the opposition has been delay of the lime to take a vote in which to weaken the strength of Senator Quay's following, and it will ccntiiiuc to be their dependence." The Star admits that if the bill came to a vote today it probably wculd pass. It is probable that about the middle of ( next week the pressure of the president will bring matters to a head. The speech of Senator Foraker yes terday In which he took the republican leaders to task for seeking to write tho word "lie" across the statehood nara-! i grapn tn the Philadelphia platform un questionably strengthened Quay's po sition. Mr. Foraker will continue his speech on Monday. CHARLES C. RANDOLPH. BUSINESS OF THE DAY. Washington. January 16. The house devoted the day to private war claims passing about twenty. The two fea tures of the day were the defeat of a claim of B. F. Mcody & Co., of Keokuk, Iowa, for the payment of the amount deducted from their contract for furn ishing equipment to the Third Iowa cavalry by the famous commission which unearthed the army contract frauds in St. Louis in 1863 and the fight of Mr. Payne, the floor leader of the majority against an omnibus resolu tion to refer ninety southern claims, amounting to $400,000 for stores and supplies taken by the union army dur ing ihe civil war to the court of claims for findings of fact under the Tucker act. The former bill led to a bitter controversy between two Iowa mem bers, Messrs. Smith and Hedge. The combination in favor of the om nibus claims resolution was too strong for Mr. Payne, but on the final vote the quorum failed. As the previous question had been ordered the vote on the adoption of the resolution will be the first thing in. order on the next claims day. NEW MEXICO PUBLIC BUILDINGS. Washington, January 16. Hearings f Visit the OSTRICH FARM And Feather Salesroom, Located in Capitol Addi tion at end of Washington St. Car Line. Only 10 Minutes Ride or Drive from Center of City. rj the beautiful dis- i play of Plumes, Boas. Fans, and j Novelties in the Salesroom a t Producer's Prices. K SENATOR QUAY Will sites. DRYING POWDER Proved to Re a Fatal cation. Sort of Dessi- Johnstown. Pe., January 16. Four kegs of powder exploded in a Slav boarding house in Windber tonight. John Chupa. Staco Chupa. Meek Sou tembab. Frank Fresani, John Modes and M. Felerick are believed to be ; mortally injuted. The men were seated I together in a room, and it is said that one of them was endeavoring to dry ;. ou.ir.titv of the powder when the ex- plosion occurred. The side of the , building was blown out an dthe six victims were found unconscious on tho floor. o ARIZONA OPERATOR. CAUGHT IN BOSTON T. Hinds, the Manager of the Prescott Eeal'y Ccmpany. Boston, January 16. After having br-rn chased across the country by Aii zona officials who wanted h;m on a charge of embezzlement. J. T. Hinds was arrested today. Sheriff Joseph J. Roberts of Prescott, Ariz., immediately served requisition papers upon Gover nor Kates from the governor of Arizona charging Hinds with being a fugitive from justice. Transactions in a mining enterprise are said to be the basis of, tne complaint against .tunas CHASE ACROSS THE CONTINENT. Boston, Mass., January 16 (Special). After a long chase across the con tinent Justin T. Hinds, forty years old, a wed-known mining man of Yavapai county, Arizona, was arrested here to day by detectives and turned over to High Sheriff Roberts of Prescott, ArU. Hinds is charged with the embezzle ment of $1,000 from e Arizona State Mining association, of which he was a confidential agent. Hinds disappeared from Arizona two months ago and detectives have fol lowed him from city to city, some times being but an hour or two behind him and again losing the trail entirely. He has been staying at a hotel here endeavoring to float a mining enter prise. Extradition papers have been issued by Governor Bates and Sheriff Roberts will probably start with his prisoner tomoirow for Arizona. WHY HE WAS WANTED. Frescott, January 16. (Special). Justin T. Hinds, manager of the Pres cott Realty company of this city, was arrested yesterday afternoon in Boston by Sheriff Joe Roberts of Yavapai county. Hinds 13 wanted on a charge of embezzlement of $731.60, the com plaint being made by D. F. Mitchell, secretary of the company of which Hinds was manager. Hinds arrived from Cripple Creek early last spring and proceeded tD get into the good graces of a number of prominent business men o this city. His first move was the organization of the Prescott Realty company, T. W. Otis treasurer, D. F. Mitchell secretary, the position of manager falling to the promotor. Sixteen companies took ad vantage of Hinds' proposition and ac cording to an officer of the company over twelve thousand dollars was col lected, the money being furnished by the different companies for advance fees and examination charges. Three thousand dollars of this money, it is claimed, rightfully belonged to the Prescott Realty company as tlydr com ! mission in the business. Hinds suc ceeded in getting a number of bonds issued, amone them beine those of the BlCoronado Mining company, Bannie . . . . T . . . . ...... and Stoddard Mining company. These I bonds are on the New York market but i none have been disposed of. Hinds i went east in October to further the ! pi opositions and since that time no re ' ports have been received from him. It Is said that Hinds is short to the Pres cott Realty company to the amount of i $2,400, which money, it is claimed, was j spent over the green cloth and in the i oreaKing or wine ooities. it wns rum ored a week ago on the street that SShf i-ifT Pihorta' onfit waa fnf ttlA j purpose of bringing back Hinds and it j was feared he would be notified of Roberts' intentions by friends of his here so undcr-Sheriff Piatt informed the Boston authorities to spare no ex- pensc and use all possible diligence to ensure his capture. Sheriff Robert3 left Boston tonight with his prisoner. LAND GRANT CASES. Washington, January 16. The last case on the docket of the United States supieme court affecting a land grant tried by the court of private land claims was under ' argument In that court today. The case is that of Mari ano Zena vs. the United States and it involves 18,000 acres of land xln New Mexico on which is located the famous i turquoise mines of that territory. The care was argued for the government by rpecial attorney M. G. Reynolds and for Mr. Ztna by P. V. Delancey. Mr. Raynolds who had charge of the government interests since the creation of the court in 1891, says that cases af fecting 243 grants and involving 34. 000,000 acres of land have been tried and that all of this except 2,OO0,C00 acres has been saved to the govern ment. o- DENVER ATTORNEY DEAD. Denver, January 16. Judge West brooic of Denver, one of the best known attorneys of Denver, died tonight of pneumonia, aged sixty-three years He was a native of Tyre, N. Y. He was the first United States district attorney In Colorado, and in 1887 was elected district judge, serving two terms. In 1SS9 he married Mrs. S. S. Piatt, who for years has been prominent In wo men's club circles. o CONFLICTING STORIES ON OPERATORS' SIDE Regarding Employment of the Check Dorking Eoss. Philadelphia, January 16. More mine officials were called to the witness stand today and informed the coal strike commissioners that under th influence of the union the mine workers restricted the production of anthracite coal and otherwise interfered with the discipline of the employer. The Eri' Company, which controls the Pennsyl vinia Coal company, and the Hillside Ccril and Iron company closed its case early In the day after calling a physi cian who testified to the good health of the mine workers. The Scranton Coal company, which operates besides it own the collieries of the Elk. Hill Coal and Iron company, then took up the attack on the de mands of the miners. The Scranton and the Elk Hill Coal companies turn their coal over to the New York. On tario and Western railroad, which vir tually controls them. The witnesses called tcd-iy testified, generally that no black list exists, that contract mineis work on an average of six to seven hours a day, that local unions comiel the men to load an equal number of tars, thus restricting the output, tha men are careless in obeying orders and frequent petty strikes occur because union man is dismissed for Insubor dination. One Inside foreman in his testimony said the employment of a check weigh man. Insisted upon by the union, hr.s proved to be a good thing for the com pany because the miners sent to the surface cleaner coal, that Is, coal with very littl" impurities Jn it. The ac countant for the Scranton Coal com pany presented figures that showed that since the check docking boss was employed by the company at the re quest of the miners the dockage against the men had been reduced about one half. The miners pay the wages of the check weighman and the check docking boss. It was also stated that the check men have no trouble with regular welghmen and the docking boss of the company. Superintendent May of the Erie company testified a few days ago that the employment of the check docking bosses is not practicable be cause two men would not agree regard ing the amount of dirt in a car. o THE MAZATLAN PLAGUE. Mp.zatlan, Mex., January 16. Eight new cases of plague and four deaths were reported today, while four more lazarettos patients are dying. A num ber of houses in different sections were burned today, having been infected with plague germs. o . A SPANIARD'S WDPO FOR MAJOR GLENN The Filipinos' Way of Roasting American Prisoners. Manila, January 16. At the continu ation of the trial of Major Glenn of the Fifth Infantry charged with unlawfully killing seven prisoners in Samar, a Spaniard who was at one time held prisoner by the insurgents, testified that while he was confined in the headquarters of General Lukban in Samar, in May, 1900. he saw an Ameri can prisoner roasted to death. The Spaniard said sticks were driven into the man's body and he was slow ly turned over until dead. The body was then left to be devoured by hogs. He did not know the man's name, but he thought he was an officer. Several officers and men were captured or mis sing in Samar In 1900 and the victim is believed to have been one of these. Constabulary Inspector Fletcher, while traveling alone in the province of Albay, Luzon, last Wednesday was attacked by thirty bolomen. Fletcher killed five of his opponents, but was himself wounded. He escaped and i formed a party which pursued the bo- I 'omen, ovenoo tnem ana Kiiieu six HIOI C. Death sentence has been Imposed upon one of the natives who murdered five American soldiers in the cemetery at Hinangonan, Luzon, on Decoration day of last year. RAYER TO GOD FOR GONZALES The Victim of the Assault by the Cowardly Till- man. He May Live or Lie-The Only De fense of Tillman li That He Thought the Unarmed Editor Was Armed. Columbia, S. C. January 16. Editor N. G. Gonzales, who was shot and seriously wounded by Lieutenant Gov ernor Tillman on the most traveled street in the capital of South Carolina, was holding his own at 9 o'clock to night. There had been no change for either the better nor the worse since last night. The crisis is yet to come. The best doctors in this part of the state are in attendance and are doing all they can to save his life, but hold out little hope of hla recovery. At th same time he is making a plucky fight for his life. As he has a strong consti tution, excellent habits and a resolute will, it is thought there is a chance tint he may pull through notwith standing his critical condition and the Very serious nature of the wound. No one, not even the members of his fam ily, are allowed to see the patient. This morning the city schools as sembled and prayers were said. They included an appeal to God for the re covery of Gonzales. At the south Carolina college prayers were offered up for the recovery of the stricken edi tor, and even in the senate chamber, where Lieutenant Governor Tillman had presided shortly before the shoot ing, the chaplain prayed that the Al mighty would save the life of Gonzales, j While there is a great deal of feeling over the affair it can be stated with positiveness that there is absolutely no I thought of violence against Tillman on the part of Gonzales' friends. All sen sational reports of threats against Till- JIrR- M- H- Harland died yesterday man's life in the event that the stricken I morning at 2:30 o'clock at her home. editor should die are absolutely base less. It is the wish of Mr. Gonzales and his closest friends that the matter should be left for the courts to settle. Lieutenant Governor James H. Till man, who did the shooting, took things quietly and calmly during the day in the county Jail, where he had a com fortable rpom on the second floor. H had some new furniture brought to his place of confinement and made himself comfortable. Some visitors called on him, but most of the day he spent In consultation with lawyers. Two ijf Lie coutist-i gave to the Asso ciated Press, with the request that It be published, the following statement prcparetl by Tillman himself in re sponse to a telegram from a New York newspaper: "I can only say that when the truth cf the unfortunate affair is known, my friends as well as the people, will know how thoroughly I was Justified In doing as I did. The statements already pub lished In the newspapers are untrue as at the proper time I will be ready to show. Reyond this I do not care to make any further statement. (Signed) "JAMES H. TILLMAN." It Is understood here that Tillman's line or defense will be that he thought Mr. Gonzales was armed and that he had a weapon in his coat pocket and that he had his hands in his coat pock et. He Is said to contend that he had every reason to believe that Gonzales was armed. Gonzales friends state that he was not armed. Mr. Tillman also will claim that when he aimed his pistol the second time at Gonzales he did so expecting Gonzales to defend himself and that he lowered his weap on because there was no response and not because of anything Mr. Gonzales said. Mr. Tillman, it is understood, also will contend that he had not met Gonzales before. This is denied by Gonzales' friends, who say Mr. Gonzales and Mr. Till man were in the senate chamber of the state capital together. o LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS That Dreaded Event Will Take Place Tonight A majority of the members of the legislature are In town now, though comparatively few of the southern members have come yet. The members of the council who are here now are Heber Jarvis of Apache county, H. F. Ashurst of Coconino, A. H. Moorehead of Gila. H. D. Rice of Graham, Dr. J. It. Whiteside of Mohave, J. X. Wood of Navajo, E. W. Childs of Pinal and J. W. Burson of Yavapai. Joseph Cor bett, the Joint councilman for Pima and Santa Cruz, and B. A. Packard of Cochise will arrive today. It is ex pected that Eugene S. Ives of Yuma will come on Sunday. He has recently arrived In this country from Paris, where he was called by the Illness of one of his children. The members of the assembly on th? ground are N. Gonzales of Apache, John H. Tage of Coconino. "W. A. Parr of Navajo, P. A. Schilling and Judge D. L. Heir of Pinal, Lucius R. Bar rows, T. J. Morrison and W. A. Rowe of Yavapai. Kean St. Charles of Mo have will come this morning, a.s will also most of the southern members. Of course, the Maricopa delegation has not been mentioned in the foresroimr list. Those members have been on the ground all the time. They Have been caucusing also, and the four democratic members of the house will present as solid a front in the general caucus as it is possible for four men to make. There are a great many men from abroad who are not members of the legislature. Some of them are mem bers of the third house, but more them are members of the attache can didates corps. Among them are George E. Truman, the accommodating assist ant chief clerk of the council two years ago, and R. S. Mac-lay, who desires 1 stated that he is not connected by ties of consanguinity with the E. S. Mac lay who wrote the history of the Amer ican navy. Then there are Fome candidates for appointive positions who have not come from abroad. The caucus will he held tonight; that Is,' It will be begun tonight. The most important business before It will be the selection of the presiding officers. The contest most talked about yesterday was tho election of the president of the council. There is a strong movement for E. S. Ives, and there is also a strong opposition. The principal argu ment so far urged against Mr. Ives In his attitude on the eight-hour law two years ago. The democratic members of the legislature which will assemble on Monday were elected on a platform one of the most conspicuous planks of which was the eight-hour law and th condemnation of the democratic mem bers of the Twenty-first legislature who voted against it. Another curious thing about the situ ation is that Colonel Wilson Is using his influence in behalf of Mr. Ives. The colonel was one of tho chief advocate? of the eight-hour law plank In the last campaign. Besides until now Colonel Wilson and Mr. Ives have never been connected by factional ties. The Yuma statesman was one of the prin cipal instruments of the defeat of the colonel before the democratic conven tion two years ago, and he tried to be such an instrument at the time of the last democratic convention. There Is a sentiment in favor of Henry F. Ashurst of Coconino, who distinguished himself as the speaker of the house in the Twentieth leglsla ture and who was elected to the coun cil of the Twenty-second against the greatest odds encountered by any can dldate. On the settlement of the choice of the presiding officers the fate of the army of applicants for clerkships and other appointive positions hangs. o FATAL PNEUMONIA ttti j Death of Mrs M. X. Harlan d After a No. 621 South First avenue. She re cently caught a severe cold, resulting in pneumonia, which developed rapidly and she was only confined to her bed a few days. Though she had the ad vantage of medical skill and the at tention of many Interested friends, the attack was too severe to yield to treat ment. Mr. and Mrs. Harland came here from California about eight years ago, since when this has been their home the greater part of v the time, though Mr. Harland In the chang ing course of his business has been on the road more or less, being for a time organizer for the United Moderns and later engaged In mining. At pres ent he Is the commercial representative of a Los Angeles grocery house In this territory, though he was at her bed side during her illness and death. Beside the bereaved husband, there Is one child, a boy nine years old. -Airs, nariana was well known in Phoenix and was of a genial and pleas ing disposition. She took an actlv.? part la many enterprises of a social nature and was a faithful and popu lar member of the United Modern lodge of this city. She was about thirty years old and her untimely death U mourned by all who knew her. The funeral will be held Sunday aft ernoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence r.nd will be under the auspices of Alpha lodge. No. 57, United Moderns o COMMERCIAL FINANCIAL New York. January 17. Backing and filling is a favorite term to describe' to day's stock market which reflected the same state of bewilderment that has been evident in the speculative mind for several days past. . STOCKS. Atchison, S7; do pfd, 90; Big Four, C. & S., 2934; do pfd. 70'; do sec ond pfd, 45Vi; Erie, 41; Great Northern pfd, 202Vi; Manhattan, 154; Metropoli tan. 140; M. P.. 112; N. J. C. 185; N Y. C. 152; Pennsylvania, 155: St. Louis and Santa Fe, 70; do pfd, 78; do second pfd, 60V4: St. Paul. 179; S. P., 65; U. P., 102; Amalgamated Coppar, 63; Anaconda. 97 Sugar, 130; U. S. Steel. 37 V. do pfd. 88; W. U., 91V4; Santa Fe. 2. BONDS. U. S. reg. and coupon, 109; 3s, reg., 106: coupons, 107; new 4s, reg., 1Z1$; coupon, 136V4: old 4s. reg. and coupon, 109; 5s, reg., 104; coupon, 104. METALS. New Y'ork, January 17. Copper firm and 3d higher in London at 53 8s 9d for spot and 53 Is 9d for futures, but re mained quiet and unchanged here. Standard is quoted at $11.50; lake at $12.15: electrolytic at $12.12'; casting at $12. Lead quiet and unchanged locally at 4c, and in London at 11 6s 3d. Spel ter dull and a shade lower on the asked price I'.cally, being quoted at $4.90, while in London it remained" unchanged Bar silver, 47c. Mexican dollars, 37o. ACCOUNTANT. (Formerly treasurer and man ager of Cobre Grande now Greene Consolidated Copper Co.) Especially competent to ad just mining corporation books and accounts. PROPOSED LEGISLATION AGAINST At the Closing Session of the National Live Stock Convention A Bill Outlined Against All Monopolies Combining Feat ures of the Sherman Law and the Now Pending Hoar Bill Jerry Simpson Advocates Tariff Reform for the Benefit of Other Countries, Pointing to the New German Tariff as an Object Lesson to the United States. Kansas City, Mo., January 16. The sixth annual convention of the Na tional Live Stock association adjourned at 5 o'clock this afternoon to meet next yecr at Portland, Ore., after electing all the eld officers for the ensuing year and taking the Initiative in a system atic campaign of legislation against the proposed packing-house merger. William M. Springer, general counsel of the association. In a spirited address outlined a bill which he formulated "to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies," and which he said was merely an adaptation of the Sherman anti-trust law and the Hoar bill now pending In the senate. In the discussion that followed Presi dent J. W. Springer said that a bill along the lines suggested by Judge Springer should be printed within a week by the association and sent to every legislature in the land. In further discussing the subject, i President Springer said that If the pro posed merger were ever consummatr d the National Live Stock association ' would string pat king houses from Chi- 1 eago to San Francisco. In response to an appeal from the legislative commit tee for a legislative fund $7,500 was subscribed In less than thirty minutes. A resolution introduced by Frank M. Stewart of South Dakota protesting against the packing merger was adopt ed. It says: "While we fully appre ciate the natural desire of the men who have risked such enormous capital In the building up of packing industries to protect that capital from ungoverned anJ unreasonable competition which might prove dis.irtfrous to all, yet we believe that the plan proposed will lead to the far greater danger of uncon trolled greed and avarice, and as the producers of raw material we must naturally protest against the unreason able tax that would be necessarily placed upon our labor and investment through the adoption of the plan pro posed." During an address at the afternoon session Jerry Simpson favored tariff re form and said that the enactment of a tariff law by Germany was a discrimin ation against American products and should teach us how our present tariff system discriminates against other countries. He asked those members of the Wool Growers' association present if it were not a fact that wool was not worth as much In London and Liver pool as in this country. Senator Warren of Wyoming replied to this question and said that any one who knew anything of the question knew that such was not the case, and a lively tilt between these two dele gates ensued. Bargains in City and Ranch Property PROSPERITY followed AD VERSITY" in other parts of the country. OUR TURN NEXT. Buy while sellers are numerous. The Fellers of today will be buy ers bye and bye. History will be repeating itself. Eastern Property for Sale or Trade FOR RENT ROOMS, HOUSES. RANCHES. ETC. Information cheerfully given without placing you un der obligations to us. The Valley Realty Go. Thone 361. 13 N. Center St. THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PHOENIX. ARIZONA. Paid-up Capital. $100,000. Surplus and Undivided Profits. $50,000. E. 15. GAGE, President. T. W. PKMBKRTON, Vice Pres. H.J. M'CLUNG, Cashier L. B. LARIMKK, Assistant Cashier. Stetl-linod Vaults and Steel Safety Deposit Boxes. General Bankinp Business. Drafts issued on all principal cities of the world. Directors G. B. 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BEEF COMBINE Tonight the delegates were enter tained at an elaborate smoker at Con vention hall. r Tomorrow 200 or more of the dele gates will start for Memphis and New Orleans on a special train over the 'Frisco, where they will be the guests of those citiea. The annual convention of the Na tional Wool Growers' association will be held here tomorrow and be called to order by Senator F. E. Warren of Wyoming, the national president. The programme includes addresses by S. N. D. North of Boston, D. E. Sal mon, chief of the bureau of animal In dustry, Washington, and R. F. Butler of Idaho. o THE ST. LOUIS SAFE THE STEAMER SIGHTED Crawling Into Port in an Evidently Crippled Condition. New York, January 16. Word reach ed this city this evening that the Am erican line steamer St. Louis from Southampton January 3 for New York, was sighted off Nantucket lightship at 6:40 p. m. going dead slow. Signals were made to the south shore lightship, but owing to the fact that a heavy gale was blowing they were unintelligible. The slow rate of speed at which the St. Louis was traveling indicates that unless she should be assisted she will not reach New York until late on Sat urday night. Appearances indicated that the St. Louis was short of steam power and the signals were thought to imply that trouble with her boilers had been experienced. o SANTA FE TELEGRAPHERS. Topeka, Kan., January 16. Superin tendent of Telegraph Gaunt of the Santa Fe made another statement to night to the effect that the Santa Fe was having absolutely no trouble with its telegraphers. Reports have been given out in Albuquerque this week that the operators of that .division are preparing to ask an advance of wages Gaunt emphatically denied. Ground Floor Real Estate Offerings... 80 acres 1V4 miles north of Phoe nix; all in alfalfa, w'ith share Maricopa water, $3,000 320 acres under Grand Canal, with full water right. $5,500 Several finely improved small tracts for sale. Full information cheerfully furn ished. Dvight B. Heard.