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FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1895.
Subscriptions duo for tha past
yee- must be paid at once.
Mrs. J. W. Brown is quite sick.
Banker Prewitt visited Farmington
M, ;. Jos. Guire, of Hay gulch, is
very sick.
Jack Gil more, Jr., was iu town from
Flora Vista Monday.
The fruit narket has shown signs of
improvement the labt week.
H. A. Groves and L. L. Henry vis
ited Farmington yesterday.
Clabe Brimhall and Lester Palmer
were in town Friday and Saturday.
Cyril Gollyer left Pruitland for Eng
land Monday. He will return next
B. A. Gambill turned out of his shop
anew wagon and has sold it to Her
muu Blum.
R. 0. Ham) a lost seyen fine turkeys
early Tuesday morning, killed by coy
ote r for.
Mrs. Burr Millison died last Saturday
night. She lives above Aztec. She is
theJ sister of Dim Sharp.
Blair Burwell, now surveying on the
Grand cana1 came into town Saturday
and stayed Sunday over.
Mr. Hardwick took a load of apples
and peara to Durango Monday from
the Woodward orchard, consigned to
Tin San Jun Fair at Farrning
ton, OCT. L 2 and 3, will afford a
moat oleasint time to all visitors.
The busy season at Gallup will com
mence nest September, so Mr. "War
ren informs us. The mines will be in
full work on that date.
Jim Dano has returned to Farming
ton. He says he's glad to get back. In
all his wanderings In Colorado he has
seen nothing better than this locality.
When yon want the best to be
had in Farmington or the besk bed in
ban Juan county, call at Mrs. J. H.
Triplett'a and you will 8nd both at all
Navajo Bill in an interview with The
Times this week informs us that he has
gone into partnership with Hank Hull
in the Indian trading store at the
The By laws and agreement proposed
to be used by the canvassers for initia.
tion of the ban Juan Academy at
Farmington are printed in this issue
ft A t " i . .
some iime ago j onn isarton lost a
nne nay norse ana ia?t week by acci
dent ho happened to find the horse in
a man's corral, at Cedar Hill, and
hobbled and very poor in flesh.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Brown and son of
Fort Lewis are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
J. G. Willettand thoroughly enjoying
the fruit of their beautiful orchard
and the olimate of our pretty valley.
FAMOUS NA1 IO toJf.ij.
Or. W. N. Wallace, iiti Adopted Son or
tne Great Navajo Tribe of Inrtlnus,
Visits Santa 1-Y--A I'nique
CharacterHere on un
Errand of Mercy.
r armineton.
antFeNw Moxicm.
Brief mention was made in these j
colLii.-, UienilT OI the nn-unon in
? ww mm
Sana Fe of Mr. W. N. Vvallace, better ! ci
known as "Navajo Bill," and often ! For sale in tract to snit the huvnr on easv terms. There is nn mrtia f ntrnroH
property anywnere in the san Juan country. It lies very level on a command
junction of these two streams. As this is new and desirable nrnmrtr
on the market the early buyer is the one who secures the choice. For particu
lars call on or address L
called "doctor" on account
formerly having been a drucgist and ' to2 e'ovated mesa overlooking the valleys of the Animas and San Juan riv
i. ; i ii i u j. I and the junction of these two streams. As this is new and desirable pronei
uemg sinu in me use 01 mnuicines.
Tho sight of a gardsn patch and a
hoe has been known to give a boy a
severe case of rheumatism. -Field and
6,000, pounds of plums off 22 trees
were hauled up to Durango by S. L
Hnrwood Johu Barton and L. W. Ooe
this last week.
Mrs. Robert Dwyer and Miss Kittie
Morrin drove to Farmington, N, M.,
on last Monday to gather fruit. Du
rango Democrat.
Grass is splendid between here and
Gallup, and Dr. Wallace says the grass
between Here and Santa Fe is as good
as it used to be ten years ago.
Five wagons left Gallup last week
headed for Canon City. They were
three days lost on the plains before
they found out where they were.
All fruits ft r tho Albuquerque
Fair exhibit must be delivered at
Wm. Locke'a ranch Farmiugton
not later than Monday, SEPT. 9.
Judge A. White of Jewett paid The
Times a pleasant visit yesterday, lie
reports his corner of the district as
showing every signs of good crops and
A number of young ladies and gen
tlemen tendered a surprioj p.irty to
Miss Southard, slaying with Mrs. J.
H. Triplett. A very pleasant evening
was t pnt.
The fruit for the Albuquerque
Fair exhibit must be delivered at
Wm. Locke'e, FaimingtOJ, not la
ter than Sept. 9. It leaves Duran
go Wednesday 11.
We are pleased to cali the attention
to the local in our columns wherein
Messrp. Newton aud Graf have reduced
the cost of shoeing to prices which are
qual to Durango prices.
m Win vniTffjf tn lflorn ef tho DOfl DW1
dent that happened to Clabe Brimhall,
of D'ruitland. last Monday. His hand
was caught in the cog wheels of the
threshing machine and crushed to
pieces. Mr. Brimhall is an industri
ous man, a careful farmer and a gen
eral favorite and his misfortune meets
with the sympathy of the community.
On Wednesday the case of the In-
i dependent ditch vs. JS. N. lieach was
jain brought before Judge Camero
L. Henry and V. R. N, Greavos for
the i rosecutiou and J. 11. Kerr for the
defense. This time the number of
jurors could not be made up and con
stable was sent out to find men who
had paid their taxes. An adjourn
ment was taken until Saturday next.
Rev. Williams arrived in Aztco Fri
day evening aDd addressed tho W. 0.
T. U. at Flora Vista Saturday evening.
He preached in Aztec Sunday morn
ing and administered tho sacrament.
The reverend gentleman organised a
church in flora Vista Sunday after
noon and preached iu Farmington
Sunday evening and administered the
sacrament. Mr. Williams returns by
way of La Plata to Durango and will
go on to Lumberton to ordain an elder
at the church there, organized at his
last trip.
I mis in
E. C. and J. B. Mack of Clark. S. D.,
reached here Wednesday. They trav
eled by wagon and had a very enjoya
ble trip. These gentlemen will locate
in this district and arc looking for
desirable home.
Tne rime has been reterred to as
correspondent in the matter of a col
ony being formed in this district by
New York syndicate in conjunction
with a well known Santa Fe gentle
It is expected thai the Junction
school will commence about October
1. As the school made excellent prog
ress last year, it is honed that Mrs. E
O. Booram can be periuaded to take
the school again.
Mr. and Mrs. Hickman and Miss
Hickman, with Mrs. Hickman's father
and mother Mr. and Mrs. Logan of J
Louisville, Ky. Mr, and Mrs. Page and
Miss Page, Mrs. and Mis McFarland
visited Farmington Tuesday and went
over several of our largest orchards.
Jack Warren came in Monday night
from Gallup. He had to lay over half
a day on account of the water in the
Chaco. While there three impudent
bucks tried to purloin his saddle blan
kets. Jack had to watch his goods
until a friendly Indian came up when
he found a ford and crossed the
Chaco for home.
One of the moat productive garuens
round here is that over which Mrs. J.
H. Triplett is superintendent. The
vegetables are healthy and their
growth luxurious. An enormous
squash nnv be mentioned a affording
a proof what can be grown here
with a little care.
Jim O'Ncil who went over to Gal
lup with Mr. Warren said that he had
been in the famous Garden cf the
Gods in Colorado and it is not for a
moment to be compared to the gloomy
litudea-'d awful grandeur of that
ird and wonderful spot, "the bad
kds" near Swires on
to Gallup.
the road from
Buse Ball,
e base ball game at Fruitland
ed on G. H. Currie's ranch was i
at success, and a very oIobo game
leo. English captain, Frank Noel,
enrv JNoel. Ulinc uurnnam. juo
Hatch, Jake Moss, Howard Delusche,
G. H, Currie and Wm. Wright played
for Fruitland; whilst J. Rodgers, John
Sheek, Andy Sheek, Bert Hanna,
Sallee. John Sever, Harry Pierce,
Paul Wilkaisky and Frank Shea rep
resented Farmington. C. H. MoCaa
wan an efficient and exper.onced um-
p:re. The result of the game was in
favor of Fruitland, the score being
27 to 31.
The Farminfiton boys were enter
tained right royally by their hospita-
i ble friends and opponents. Dinner
before the game, and a few stayed af
ter the match to further experience
the hospitality of the host.
A goodly concourse of people wit
nessed the match.
The Fruitland base ball team will
play tho Farmington team at the
Locke grove next Sunday afternoon,
playing to commence at 2:30.
Mr. Wallace in a unique cbaraeter.
He was born in La Fayette, Ind., forty
odd years ago, and received a fine ed
ucation. He settled at Animas City,
Colo., near where Durango is now
located, about fifteen yeara ago and
engaged in the drug business. Soon
after he began trading with the Navajo
Indians at Farmington, N. M , acquired
the rude language, and during the
past ten years has lived most of the
time as an adopted member of the
tribe. During those years he has so
completely gained the confidence of
the Navajoes that when old Manuelito
their venerated war chief died, some
two years ago, he was urged to accept
an election as chief of the entire tribe
of 20,000 people. This honor he de
clined for the reason, as he says , that
he could not afford to put up the
money necessary for a white man to
maintain the dignity of the position,
but the Indians have refused to fill the
plaoe and his influence among them is
virtually that of chief.
Mr. Wallace has neither wife nor
children. He also says tnat the story
about his being related to Gov. Lew
Wallace is a fiction, although he re
members often seeing tho distinguish
ed author of Ben Hur in Indiana years
ago. One of his brothers, W D. Wal
lace, has been elected judge of the su
perior eourt in La Fayette, ind., and
another, Dr. J. P. Wallace, is exten
sively engaged in mining at Creede.
He enjoys excellent health, looks as
stout and enduring as a bundle of steel
wires, and says he is a stranger to dis
content. He certainly appears like
one well satisfied with his lot in life.
In conversation he is bright, vivacious
and fascinating, yet it is difficult to
betray him into saying much about
Mr. Wallace says he came to Santa
Fe on nn errand of mercy. The aged
mother of Nez Kay hey, the young
Navajo who is serving a twenty years,
sentence in the territorial penitentiary
for killing Trader Welch at Jewett, N,
M. , about two years ago, ha long been
begging him to take her to see her son.
Finally Wallace consented and came
through to Santa Fe by trail from
Farmingten, distance fully 200 miles,
with the squaw mentioned and four
other Navajoes, arriving here oh San-
day after a trip of six days, during
most of which time it rained.
Yesterday morning he took his wards
over to the penitentiary to see Nez
Kayhey and he disoribes the meeting
as most pathetic. The mother wailed
pitifully, and begged incessantly for
the liberty of her son, while Nez Kay
hey shook as if affected by paroxysms
ofsmotion, but disdained to shed a
tear or utter a complaint. The other
Indians also manifested ninth feeing.
Mr. Wallace speaks in the highest
commendation of Col. Bergmaan's
management of the penitentiary. He
says the Indian convict is in excellent
health, due, be thinks, to his working
daily in the open air and to Ins whole
some food, and that Col. Bergmann
pronounces him one of the best be
haved men in the prison. Nez Kayhey
gave Mr. Wallace a beautiful hair
bridle and quirt, his own handiwork,
as a token of his gratitude.
Speaking generally of the Navajoes,
Mr- Wallace says that the tribe Butter
ed much on account of the failure of
their crops last year, but adds that,
owing to the abundant rains, they will
have plenty this year. He nays that
the goverment is doing a good work in
expending $60,000 taking out ditches
for (he Navajoes, and is confident that
better times are in store tor tneni.
Mr. Wallace left with his wards for
Farmington this morning. They
assured him that they had a good time,
but wanted to go home.
I have frequent applications for property of different descriptions and all
property listed with me will receive careful attention.
If you want any information regarding land and water in 3an Juan
county, drop me & line and I will promptly respond.
Homer Hays,
Farmington, N. M.
The Cheapes
acc in lown
Groceries Sold
Cioser than
Anywhere in
trie County.
of All Kinds
Taken Here
J. l Lam
N. Mex.
Addition to
West cf Presbyterian Church.
LOTS, 50X200 FEET,
Under Farmington Ditch. Water Right
Sold with Lots. Easy Terms to Good
Purchasers. Consult
T. J. Arrington
Lawn social, Saturday, Sept. 7, '95
There will bo a lawn social at the resi
donee of J D. Rumhurg of Flora Vista
for the Dnrnose of railing money to
complete the church at Flora Vista,
Come everybody and lend a helping
hand. Ice cream, lemonade and mel
ons, during the af:ernoon and even
ing of Saturday, Sept. 7.
Reduced Kates on Horse Shoeing.
Plates, $1.25 cash: .credit or trade
$1.50. Light team, $2.50 cash; credit
or trade $3. No. 4, $? .50 cab; credit
or trade 81.75. Nos. 6, f, or 7. $1.75;
credit or trade f2. Cow pony 1; cred
it or trade $1.25. Special shoeing,
special prices. NbWton & Graf,
Farmington, N. M, Blacksmiths.
Baled hay at Allen's livery barn.
Cherry Creek
Bowman & Carson, Prop'rs
Shingles, Box Material and Lath
Mills ate lonated at Thompson's Park,
Postofflce address. DLX, COLO.
18 nailes trcm Dale's Ranch

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