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The Coconino weekly sun. [volume] (Flagstaff, Ariz.) 1891-1896, August 15, 1895, Image 1

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Don't bite off wire with your teeth;
Don't pull up tacks with a screw driver; .
Don't open tin can's with a butcher knife;
Don't split wood with a hammer;
Don't sharpen your knife on the stove;
Don't borrow your neighbor's shovel;
Don't forget that you can buy
At Flagstaff from the
-Irizona Lumber and Timber Go.
True Bills Keturnod for Assault,
Burglary and Murder,
The County Institutions Found In a
SutlHluctory Condition Ilocom
niciidutioiiB of tlio Commit- '
ten on Indian ApalrH. '
ur - Prices - Are - Right.
Lool5 0er tY)e Fer)ee, ar)d
Your attention, wo wish
to inform you that wo
do everything In tho
lino of commercial, so-
eiety and geueral job
work. We have the facilities and are
prepare to do nil styles of printing.
When you are
For a job and say you must
have it in an hour, a day
or a week, wo can do it for
you with less fuss and
more surety than any other establish
ment in Arizona. We can hamlle any
job from a visiting card to a circus
Is the best advertisement we
know of. So bring around
your printing and we will
pleae you, both in the quality
of work and price charged.
When you call don't forget to
subscribe for
Tourists and commercial travelers will find the
above named hotel complete in all the modern im
provements of the day. The management will spare
no pains to cater to the warits of his patrons.
Also Dining Room attached, where nothing but
the best the market affords is served to Guests.
T. JT. Coalter, Prop.,
.OHA8, A. KELLER, Proprietor.
All the Delicacies of the Season Fresh from the Market.
You are invited to call and inspect my Stook
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA. , . . . ' . .
In the District Court of tlio Fourth
Jiuticinl District of tlio Territory
of.Ariy.oua, in and for the County of
Cocouiuo. To tho Ilonorablo John J.
Hawkins, Juilgoof tlio Fourth Judicial
District Dear Sir: We, your Grand
Jury, impaneled on the Oth instant,
beg leave to loport as follows:
Wo havo examined eight charges,
ignored live, and returned three true
bills, as follows: First, assault with
deadly weapon; second, burglary;
third, murder.
The attention of the Grand Jury
having been called to the payment of
fees by tho county to officers who
irrest ciiiuiuals outside of the Terri
tory, wo beg to suggest to the Hoard
of Supervisors a careful scrutiny-of all
bills for fees in these cases, as such
arrests aro properly made by requisi
tion and tho expenses aio to bo borne
by the Territory.
Section 65G of tho renal Code has
been brought to our uotice, concerning
prizo lighting. Would recommend that
tho officers enforce tho law in th's
Wo would recommend that the jus
tices of tho peace make their reports
to the clerk of tho court, according to
The further lecoinmeudations of
this body will be found in the several
committee reports, which aro attached
heteto aud made a part of this report.
Wo desire to thauk jour Honor for
the consideration and courtesy with
which you have treated this Grand
Jury, and we arc indebted to thoSherift
for efficient services in tho prompt
summonsing "of witnesses'also to the
District Attorney for valuable counsel
and aid.
Having linished our labors we re
spectfully ask to be finally discharged.
Tuos. T. McMillon, Foreman:
Geokge Babbitt, Secretary.
tier. The Sheriff suggests some needed
improvements in his office iixturcs that
should receive attention of the Board
of Supervisors railing and gato across
room and ouc-half dozen chairs, with
an extra desk with locks.
W. V. Caktmell,
W. Campbell,
II. F. Adams,
A. P. Allen,
Ciiaiu.es H. Uoweks,
Flagstaff, Aiiz., Augusts, 1895.
To tho Foreman of the Grand Jury
of Coconino County, Ariz. Sir: We,
your committee appointed to inquire
into the condition of the public busi
ness, and to examine the books aud
records in the several offices of County
Supervisors, County Recorder, County
Hecoider, County Treasurer, Probate
Judge and Clerk of the Distiict Court,
have the honor to report that wo have
performed our duty as thoroughly as
the limited time at our command would
permit, and have found that the atfairs
of tho different offices aro attended to
in a business-like manner. All books
are kept clean and neat, papers are
properly filed, and entries mado in an
Intelligible and sutisfactory manner.
John C. Ghim,
James Walsh,
James W. Jones,
W. W. Stout,
Geoiiqe Babbitt,
Tims. W. Buookbank,
committee on county buildings.
Flagstaff, Ariz., August 8, 1895.
T.J. McMillon, Foreman We, your
committee appointed to examine the
county hospital, jail, courthouse and
Sheriff's office, beg leave to report as
Tho county hospital we find kept
neat and clean, aud no complaint from
the patients, three hi number.
We find tho jail also kept neat and
clean, with no complaints from any of
tho prisoners. The jailor suggests tho
following improvements, which we
aliio think aro needed, viz.:
1. That brick laid in cement be put
uuder the north side of cage to pre
vent prisoners from hiding tools, etc.,
handed in from friends outside.
2. Another cage for prisoners.
3. That gato be changed from south
side to west side of jail yardand yard
fenco bo made tight.
4. The jailor also suggests somo im
provements in the sewage system that
would be a savinjjf-to tho county.
Wo also examined books and papers
in tho Sheriff's office and found every
thing kept in a neat and orderly nian-
FAIKS. Flagstaff. Ariz., August 7, 1895.
To tho Foreman of the Grand Jury
of Coconino County, Ariz. Sir: We,
your committee appointed for tho pur
pose of giving expression to tlio views
ot the Grand Jury on certain matters
concerning Indian affairs in this count',
beg leave to hand you two papers here
with one relating to the efforts of our
county officials to bring ecitain Indian
murderers to justice, the other takes
cognizanco of a practice by some of
our fellow citizens who issue written
recommendations to Indians who apply
for them.
Whereas the Navajo Indian agent at
Fort Defiance, Now Mexico, entered
into an agreement with the civil
authorities of Coconino county, Ari
zona, for tho surrender to them, in
time for trial at the August term of
the District Court, in -and for Coco
nino county, Arizona, of a ceitaiu
Navajo Indian who on or about tho
20th day of June, 1892, feloniously
killed Lot Smith near Tuba City, in
said county. And whereas the said
agent has failed to perform his pait of
said agreement, either apparently,
through duplicity, or inability on ac
count of intimidation or resistance by
tho Navajo Indians, or a part of them.
Therefore be it resolved by tho
Grand Jury of Coconino county, Ari
zona, that wo respectfully ask his Ex
cellency, the Governor of Arizona, to
request the Secretary of the Interior at
Wt.-ihiugton to institute prompt inquiry
aud ascertain the cause why said agent
failed to perform his part of said
agreement, and if said agent bo found
in fault to secure .his removal as an
officer of the Government unworthy
the confidence of his fellow citizens, or
if he has been resisted or intimidated
by the Indians to demand all necessary
assistance from tho National Govern
ment to arrest said Navajo Indian and
to deliver him into the custody of the
Sheriff of said Coconino county for
trial according to the laws of this Tcr
l itory.
We further state that our officers
whose duty it is 'have faithfully per
formed their part in this case as well
as in attempts to arrest the Indian
who murdered Fields, also within the
limits of this county, in the early part
of 1894, and having exhausted the
resources at theircominand wo demand
the assistance of tho Territorial and
National Government to bring these
Indian murderers to justice.
Wo think it is not provident for our
county officers to continue tlieso fruit
less efforts, because every failure only
serves to embolden the Indians and
to make our local civil authority con
temptible in their sight.
William Roden,
A. P. Allen,
James WALsn.
Tuos. W. Bkookbank,
Adopted by unanimous vote of tho
Grand Jury.
Tuos. F. McMillon, Foreman.
Flagstaff, Ariz., August 7, 1895.
To His Excellency, the Governor of
Arizona Sir: We, the Grand Jury of
Cocouiuo county, Arizona, respectfully
call your attention to a practico on the
part of a number of our citizens which
seriously and unfavorably affects the
conduct of Indian affairs in this county
and vicinity. Certain privato resi
dents have given out a number of
papers having the character of a recom
mendation of tho Indian or Indians
who obtain them. Tho Indians regard
these recommendations as official per
mits to leave their reservation and
locate, with their families and stock,
where they please among the whito
settlers, in certain instances having
actually taken up a temporary abode
on lands legally held by citizens of this
county. Wo request your Kxcelleney,
therefore, to take such actiou in the
matter as will secure tho prompt sup
pression of this pernicious practico if
BE?raH pteyji.M
the laws or regulations of tho Indian
Department take cognizance of the
offence. William Roden,
A. P. Allen,
James Walsh,
Adopted by unanimous vote of the
Grand Jury.
Tuos. F. McMillan, Foreman.
Arizona's Delegates.
A correspondent of tho Willcox
"Nows" says: As it may be a matter
of somo interest to your readers I givo
herewith a list of Arizona's delegates
in Congress from the time of its organ
ization officially down to tho present:
1. Charles D. Foslon, elected 1864,
served ouo year.
2. John N. Goodwin, elected 1865,
served one year.
3. Coles Bashford. elected 1866,
served two years. (
4. Richard C. McCormick, elected
1868, '70, '72, served six years.
5. Hiram S. Stevens, elected 1874,
'76, served four years.
C. John G. Campbell, elected 1878,
served two years.
7. Granville II. Ourr, elected 1880,
'82, sened four yoars.
8. C. C. Beau, elected 1884, served
two years.
9. Marcus A. Smith, elected 1884,
'86, '88, f)0, '92, served eight years.
10. N. Oaks Murphy, elected 1894,
now serving.
Before 1863 for government pur
poses Arizona was attached to New
Mexico. All south of the Gila river
was Pima count-, with a few settlers,
and all north of the Gila river was
Yavapai county, but no settlers. Syl
vester Mowery, elected by himself and
a few others who wished office, went
on to Washington during the adminis
tration of Buchanan, I think in 1859,
but was not recognized, as no enabling
act had been passed by Congress.
Wonts n Hound-Trip 'Itate.
II. W. Roll, immigration commis
sioner for this county, is endeavoring
to obtain a reduced round-trip rate to
Flagstaff from Chicago and Kansas
City, to encourage immigration to this
section as well as the tourist traffic,
aud the prospects are that he will suc
ceed. John E. Frost, general land
commissioner of tho Santa Fe at To
peka, writes to Mr. Roll: "Respecting
your plans for securing immigration to
Coconino couuty, 1 consider your
scheme a good one. I have
writteu Mr. Georgo Nicholson, general
passenger agent at Chicago, III., with
request that ho help you iu securing
best rates possible."
Tho succes3 of Mr. Roll's efforts in
this respect would mcau much for this
sectiou. At present there is no round
trip rate to encourage peoplo to visit
this wonderful region, and from most
Eastern points the fare is the same to
Sair Francisco, and often less, than to
Flagstaff. Mr. Roll is now in tho East
aud will confer with the Sauta Fe
officials iu Chicago.
A lttcli Gold Strike.
What is said to be the richest gold
strike ever made on the Colorado river
was mado iu the Picacho mines last
week. Some miners working in what
has always been supposed to bo barren
ground began an open cut In tho great
vein of quartzite. On the surface no
gold was found in the rock. At a
depth of twenty inches they struck $5
to $8 ore, which at the end of tho dis
tance of twenty feet increased to $15
and $18. They then sunk a shaft on
the ore. At the depth of five feet the
rock runs $18 to 25; at ten feet from
$25 to $50, and from seventeen to
twenty feet it runs from $50 to $150
per ton iu free gold. The ore body as
now opened is twenty feet wide, and
neither wall is yet shown. At the
bottom of the shaft the ore grows
richer as depth is attained. The crop
piugs on tlio surface are 700 feet wide
and show for a long distance.
Reciprocity Should Prevail Within
the Confines of Arizona.
Reciprocal trado is rapidly growing
in this Territory, and what were onco
distaut sections, with no common in
terest or trado relations, aro now
closely united with commercial rela
tions, each being benefitted by the ex
change of products.
Not the least is climatic change, as
within the confines of Arizona can be
found a wide range, from semi-tropic
to cold temperate, even frigid. South
ern winters, with an ideal climate,
prevails in this valley and throughout
Southern Arizona, while during tho
heated term Flagstaff, Prescolt, Wil
liams, theMogollon forests and sylvan
expanses in the various mountain
ranges, offer a pleasant retreat, unex
celled iu any section in the United
But the various parts of Arizona have
something more material to exchange
than scenery and climatic conditions.
With a wide range of products, each
portion of the Territory grows somo
things in greater abundance than is
required for local consumption, while
there arc other products that must bo
For instance, this valley has plenty
of fruit, most of which cannot bo grown
in other sections. This fruit is superior
to auy that can be shipped to the Ter
ritory, and it should have the prefer
ence. The same may be said of butter,
a fine grade of which is made iu ship
ping quantities. Why ship strong
butter or spoiled eggs or shriveled
fruit from California or Kansas when
better can be obtained in Arizona?
Even with meats it i9 the same.
Siuce M. E. Hurlev has established a
packing house in this valley he is able
to supply all outside parts of the Ter
ritory with better meats, ham, bacon,
lard, sausage, corned beef and other
things in that line. Hay and grain,
loo, should supplant outside products.
These outside sections can supply this
valley with many things, and tho
peoplo of Phoenix should give them a
Lumber from the northern mills
should build our houses, barns, fonccs
and bridges, potatoes from Coconino
aud other sections should bo on our
tables, and in fact everything that cau
be should lie bought in the Territory.
Lime iu largo quantities comes from
Yavapai, and it should supplant the
California lime. By standing together,
trading with ono another, and using
Arizona productions to the exclusion of
all others,. Arizona will commercially
grow stronger, besides no better pro
ducts can be secured abroad. Gazette.
Lassoed a I.lon.
A fifteen-year-old boy named Juan
Romero, at the Blytho ranch on the
Colorado, lassoed a mountain lion re
cently. He was out with his riata
looking for a horse when a mountain
Hon attacked his dog. He had no'
weapon but the rope, and throwing it
lassoed tho lion around the neck.
Hauling it tight it began to choke the
infuriated animal, which began to jump
and struggle to get away, the boy all
tho time hauling with all his might on
the lariat. Iu ono of the wild plunges
mado by the Hon he jumped iuto tho
air, coining down behind a stout mos
quito bush, but not low enough so
that he could touch the ground. The
boy held on to his end, with the lion
suspended in the air, until tho fierce
brute was dead, having hanged him
self. The boy took off the skin, which
measured niue feet from the tip of tlio
nose to tho end of tho tail.
Protect the Game and Fish.
Shoot or fish only in the proper sea
son and escape tho game warden by
observing tho laws. Many States have
now game and fish laws this year, and
if vou don't know them send five 2c
stamps for a copy of the Game Law
issue of the "American Field," 245
State street, Chicago.
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