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(Joseph Bucl&n Bishop
There was & characteristic Roose-
veltian sequel to the bear hunting
trip described in the following letters.
Ieo Shields, a noted bear hunter, won
the president's admiration.
"Shields." .said the president, "how
wouid you like to be i postmaster?"
Shields was overjoyed. So it came
about that the office of Koosevelt,
La., was created and the president
Hent a personal message to his former
companion. "You are it." Such a
favor, which meant nothing in a
financial way to Shields, neverthele5S
won for Roosevelt more solid support
than other presidents have obtained
hy dealing out fat political plums. Yet
his friends knew that there was no
"grandstand' play In such an action.
The Editor.
Peculiarities of Mississippi Steamboats
On Board IT. S. S. Mississippi,
Oct. 1. 1907.
Dear Archie:
I am now on what I believe will be
my last trip of any consequence while
I am president. Until I got to Keo
kuk. Iowa, it was about like any other
trip, but it is now pleasant going
clown the Mississippi, though I admit
V that I would rather be at home. We
;iro on a funny, stern-wheel steamer.
.Mr. John Mcllhenny is with me, and
''apt. Seth Bullock among others. We
have seen wild geese and ducks and
cormorants on the river, and the peo
ple everywhere come out In boats and
throng or cluster on the banks to
;rreet us.
October 4. You would De greatly
amused at these steamboats, and J
ihink you will like your trip up the
Mississippi next spring, if only every
thing goes right, and mother Is able
to make it. There is no hold to the
boat. Just a flat bottom with a deck,'
and on this deck a foot or so above
the water stands the engine room,
completely open at the sides and all
the machinery visible as you come UP
to the boat. Both ends are blunt and
the gangways are drawn up to big
cranes. Of course the boats could not
stand any kind of a sea, but here they
are very useful, for .they are shallow
and do not get hurt when they bump
Into the bank or one another. The
river runs down In a broad, swirling,
brown current, and nobody but an ex
pert could tell the channel. One pilot
or another is up in the Texaa all day
long and all night. Now the channel
goes close under on bank, then we
have to cross the river and go under
the other bank; then there will come
a deep spot when we can go any
where. Then we wind In and out
among shoals and sand bars. ' At night
the steamers Are all lighted up, for
there are a dozen of them in company
with us. It is nice to look back at
them as they twist after us In a long
winding line down the river. . ..
The Lone Cat of the Camp
" StambouL La.. Oct. 31. 1907.
Darling Quentin:
When we shifted camp we came
down here and found a funny little
wooden shanty, put up by some peo
ple who now and then come out here
and sleep In It when they fish or
shoot. The only living thing around
it was a pussy-cat. She was .most
friendly and pleasant, and we found
that she had been living here for two
years. When people were In the
neighborhood, she . would take 1 what
scraps she could get, but the rest of
the time she. would catch her own
game for herself. She was pretty
thin when we came, and has already
fattened visibly. She waa not In the
V -X. . s,
&y xcfmuKfsvance
Ra4hr than say "I will noi! say "I will".
Thi i9 rh now day of our newty ytw.
A day to hail wilh joy and Kops - arvl fear
fjoy that, wo livw rd riv cur task 0 do.
Hop ihat wo shall not hair, hA sot 44 Ihrouxji
Tis ro enouth thaf w ahafc oor ell. '
P who has pandered to ar ppif
And sfays hi jhabit, it h doin ri"" ? , -
Or has It merely- c-sed from dofn wron?
Shall w tv h f!PrrmHvly- frn
nd raW t "1 will tvjP. say 1 will."
?athr than say "1 will not ." say'l will,"-
for all h days which -follow ihia imw day
At am incurs wUK fo-f, and who shaft
jf Bot yow ar h to wvot ow hvmr resd,
j I Tfiar you may do soom werk.or ttyt soma sA, ll
ft Or yov rnay storm and win hjh haw't
I?atUr than yay 1 will not, say T wii."A
least disconcerted by the appearance
of the hounds, and none of them paid
the slightest attention to her when
she wandered about among them. We
are camped on the edge of a lake.
This morning before breakfast I had
a good "swim in It, the water being
warmer than the air, and this evening
I rowed on it in the moonlight. Every
night we . hear the . great owls hoot
and laugh in uncanny fashion.
Camp on Tenesas Bayou.
Oct. 6. l'JUT. '
rarllng Ethel:
. Mere we are In camp. It is very
picturesque, and as comfortable as
possible. We have a big fly tent for
the horses; the hounds sleep with
them, or with the donkeys! There Is
Wo Viavo n. erre&t manv hounds in
camp: at night they gaze solemnly into
the fire.
Dr. Lambert has caught a good
many bass, which we have enjoyed at
the camp table.
a white hunter, Ben Lily, who has
Just Joined us, who is a really remark
able character. He literally lives In
the woods. He Joined us early this
morning, with one dog. He had
tramped twenty-four hours through
the woods, without food or water, and
had slept a couple of hours In a
crooked tree, like a wild turkey.
He - has a mild, gentle face, blue
eyes, and full beard; he is a religious
fanatic, and is as hardy as a bear or
elk, literally caring nothing for fa
tigue and exposure, which we couldn't
stand at alL He doesn't seem to con-
aider the 24 hoars trip he has just
made any more than I should , a half
hour's walk before breakfast. He
quotes the preacher Talmage continu
ally. This Is a black belt. The people
are almost all negroes, curious crea
tures, some of them with Indian
blood, like those In "Voodoo Tales."
Yesterday we met two little negresses
riding one mule, bare-legged, with a
rope bridle.
Tenesas Bayou, Oct. 10, 1907.
Blessed Archie:
I just loved your letter. I was so
glad to hear from you. I was afraid
you would have trouble with your
(To Be Continued)
Definite steps looking toward the
erection of a new armory in Phoenix
were taken by the chamber of com
merce directors yesterday in the ap
pointment of Charles A. Stauffer as
chairman of an armory committee. Va
rious phases of the armory construc
tion question will be investigated by
the committee within the next few
weeks, together with the tentative se
lection of a suitable site.
When these matters have been
threshed out and a workable solution
of the different problems decided upon,
the committee will meet with Adju
tant General Walter IngaJls, repre
sentatives of the American Legion
and city, county and atate officials in
an attempt to have some imnrediate
action taken.
The proposed armory, it was unof
ficially stated, will not only provide
quarters and drill rooms for future op
erations of the state military, but will
also be a headquarters for men who
served in the world war. Efforts will
be made. It was lntlmlated, to make
the armory a headquarters for the lo
cal post of the American Legion.
More senile than Insane, according
to Deputy Sheriffs H. Rafferty and
George Rockhill of Cochise county, two
old men are Emery Twitchell, 79, and
ning the new year at the state hos-
i pital for the insane.'
The old men arrived here yesterday
in charge of the two deputies. The
old men are Kemery Twitchell, 70, and
John Sotorio, 59, both of Douglas.
Twitchell is a Scotchman, carpenter by
trade, and Sotorio is a Pole who fol
lowed the mining game. They were
committed by the Cochise county su
perior court on a showing that they
were not fit to care for themselves.
Another man, John Tonorio, a Mex
can, 35 years of age, hailing- from Bis
bee, is said to have a mild halluci
Latin. What a fanny little fellow
Opdyke must be; I am glad you like
him How do-you get on at football?
We have found no bear. I shot a
deer; I sent a picture of It to Kermlt.
A small boy ' here caught several
wildcats. When one was In the trap
he would push a box towards It and it
would Itself get into it, to hide; and
so he would capture It alive. But
one, instead of getting into the box,
combed the hair of the small boyl
X l M OSs-V' ('tis? V V
If Interested Call or Write and We Will Tell You
Southern Border Motor Co.
JANUARY 1st, 1920
To all our many and valued friends and patrons in
Phoenix, Salt River Valley, Arizona and wherever they
may be. . ;
We wish to extend to one and all
Our Best Wishes
for a
Happy and Prosperous
New Year
May all your blessings be doubled, your sorrows re
duced to a minimum.
We also wish to take this public method of again thank
ing you our friends and customers, for your more than
liberal support during the year just gone, and trust our
relations may be even closer in the year now opening.
Sincerely Yours
ii -ii
Bricks, thousands and thousands of
them, which once stood as the Cen
tral school building on the site of the
new Apache hotel, received notice in
superior court yesterday when A. G.
Smith filed suit against J. H. Williams
for recovery of $350 he alleges is the
amount due him on a contract.
Smith alleges that on August 19.
1919, with 11 residences under con
struction, he entered into an agreement
with Williams whereby the latter was
to supply him with cleaned bricks ob
tained in the razing of the Central
school, at $9 a thousand. The brick -were
to have been 90 per cent whlo
brick. Smith alleges, and were to have
been delivered to the various building
The total number contracted for was
100,000, he continues in his complaint,
but after 5,000 had been scraped and
distributed, deliveries stopped.
And now that they're at work n?a:"i.
We hope they'll soon fill up the bin
We wish to thank our patrons for the very satis
factory business of 1919. ;
!We shall endeavor to be worthy of your con
7 tinned patronage.
Title Insurance
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130 West Adams St.
Phoenix, Ariz.
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