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VOL. X1V.-NO. 41. i
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Surgeon, Flagstaff, Arlsona Will re
spond promptly to all calls fromany point
the Atlantic ft Parlflc Railroad. Office
and druf itora opposite the depot. Tele
yaonts: Store. II: residence. 91
Arliona. Offlce and residence In the
Presbyterian, parsonage. Telephone No. 4.
VOBLe bonrs from 9 to It a. mi I to 4 p. iu.
tnna. Offlce, one dour east ot I'ot-
Telephone No. M
Will practice In all the court n the Fourth
Judicial Mitrlct. Und litigation a SPECIAL
TY. Ufflee at court houte. lagmaa. Aria.
,, Office In the Babhltt building, Flag
staff, Arizona. Practice before the Land
Department a specalty.
practice la 1 11 eouru or the fourth
Jadielal ditlrlet. Ofilee with K. B. bosney In
Ike Uabbltt building.
A-V, Meets orery Thursday night. In O. A.
B. hall. Visiting Workmen are cordially lu
Tlted. J. O. UKIM. M. W.
Louis Brians. Recorder.
V, ueeu every Tuesday evening In O. A. R.
. R.
nan. v isiung nremren coraiany inviiea
VIsltlnr brethren cnrdlsll
Invited to
attend. VK. D.J,
LOUIS 6HIM. It. 8.
'LA08TAFF LODGE. NO. 7. V. & A. M
Regular meetings on the nrsi Saturday
:ht of each calendar month In Masonic
Hall. Ktlpatrlck building. BoJournli.tr
oremreu coraiany inriiea.
w. II. ANDF.RSON, Master.
J. Octnmt Savage. Secretary.
1 of the World, meets the first and third
ondays In each month. In the (J. A. R Hall.
Visiting Sovereign cordially welcome.
T.8. BUNCH Counsel Cum.
T. E Pollum. Clerk.
. Rankom Post. O. A. R.. No. 4. Depart
ment or Arizona, win oe neia in u. a. ii. nan
en second and last Saturday In each month.
E. tc. JONr.S. commander.
E. II. Cress, Post Adjutant.
JO. O. :
., meets
akh. Vial
meets erery Friday evening In Masonic
Visiting urcinren coraiairy inTiiee.
J. L. DooQHiBTr. Secretary.
a ni
I VI meets erery Wednesday night in their
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all il -taltlnn
hNitlieru Invited to atWim
a ii. coble. K. of it. s.
I. Pastor. On Huudays: Low Mass at 7:
"clock a.m.j UlgbMass at 10 a. m. Sunday
School at 11 a. m. Evening services at 1 W
. m. On week days: Mass at I, a, m.
On the second Sunday of each month, prayer
meeting at 10 a. m.; Sunday School as 11
a.m. All cordially lorlted.
Church and Lareux Streets. O P. Wil
son. Pastor. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7 p. tn.
gmndays; Sunday school at 10 a. m Oscar
Gibson, Superintendent. Class meetings at
11:1s p. m. Epwortb League s.30 p. in.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 7:30
Erery body welcome.
1 North Han Francisco street. 11. P.
rsor, pastor. Sabbath services; Preaching
11 a. m. and 8 p. m.: Sunday school. 10 a.
aa.lY. P. 8. O. E. prayer meeting. 7:M p. m.
Mid-week conference and prayer, Wednes
day evening at i p. m. A cordial Invitation
M extended to all.
Paid on Time
.and Savings Deposits.
Drafts Sold Upor
All Foreign Godijlries.
We havo an Extenslvo Patronage and Cor
respondence throughout Arizona, and Invite
your Dunking Umtness upon Liberal and
Oonsof vallve Terms.
B. N, FREEMAN, President.
v bT. E. POLLOOK.-Vioe-Pmident,
A Magnificent View from the
A SlEht-eeelna: Trip That Can Be
Made tn a Day and One Wlileh
Is lnvigji-ratlnit and of Sur
passing; Interest.
Flagstaff, Ihe county sunt of Coco
nino county, the ( eecolid youngest
county iu Ai lamia, is happilv lorn led
hi (be have nf theSau Francisco motiii
The tnuiist ami traveler Is struck
wiih wonder ami astonishment as Im
lieliolil.s such a ruanlHi-eiit littln city
Ill-Sllfll Mlllillnt pi ii en, Willi tilH niHJi-Sliu
Frisco IVnIch oveilianiiig it. Hh at
(Mice begins to (Mill in ti lis sunollilliifj,
mid is nwe-airlfken at iwacuiiio uvl
Looking to tlit: north lie Ixtholds tlm
Infiy mid niHJi'Hllo aiiow-cappeil peaks
of ilinSttii FiHiii'itco iiiiciiilaiii rauH,
h in uhosu('.ixz In-IlilgniKiiy viniioi8
Imvi) InUmii view.-i of the ureal mno
l HMin lielow. 'I lies summits leiicli an
nlliinilti of nearly seven thousand feel
hIiovii llio cllv ami Hie covered wiih
snow matiyniouthiiif ihe)ai'. From
Ihn lienvy snow fill I iu llie-ce. inoini
laius FIiihIhu mill the valliHH helow
leceive (he latter aiilioli ft llielr
water, and Ihe cold zeplt)ri from off
these lieifjhls ive to thii s-cilon iti
ciHil, refreshing aud iurigoratiug hUIU
nieri'limaie. These peaks can lie seen from dif
ferent directions quite a distance, and
uiaiy iiKiiiules Hre made by pasieu,
SHJijW they niep i,"tu Ihtf iuolij
train at lh (IkjhiI here. Hulking mil
iu stlli liinJi'Slic ful ms and expoted to
aui'h an open view ftotti our city, it U
no ivotiilrr lliegH peaks ullord a sub'
ject of conntieut. It U only about
rive; hours travel, from tue city to the
summit if the highest peak, most of
wlikli distinct can be made Vert
coniforlal.ly ou horseback. There Is
it pHid lrll leading from lbs base to
the summit and one can leave the ciu
iu the morning, ascend to thn top,
spend three or four hours there and
reach home by dusk. The trip is b)
tut mrnns n wearisome nno and wheu
once aloof litis towering piece of na
tuie's wot k, the limrNt can gaxn. foi
hours on some of the most niagnifiretii
scenery the ee ever looked upnit.
One cull Miami on the summit and aee
California, Utah, Colorado and New
Mexico. Tim walls of the Grand
Cannon are very perceptible, and the
smoke from llio machinery at the
Jerome mines can be seen. The lake
aud valles suriouiidiiig the mountain
affoid a delightful picture.
A few years since aud ihc-se moun
tains were believed to be rich iu min
eral, and at one lime quite an excite
ment was created by the discovery of
what was believed lo be a licb gold
ledge, but no developments have ever
been made, aud whether the Skylight
City Is at the very base of a rich min
eral field will no doubt remain in mys
tery for many years to come.
On the north side of this mountain
is located one of the lltiest springs iu
AiUuiia. It is known as the Jack
Smith spring, aud affords water
onougfi to supply a cily of twentt
thousand inhabitants. Here Is the
fountain fiom which Flagstaff will
soon obtain her water supply. The
water works system which will be
elected at once, and is ono of the
greatest needs of the cily, will be con
structed from this spring to Flagstaff,
a distance of seventeen nnles.
Theie are other points of interest
surrounding the 8kyligl(t Cily. About
tweuty miles south of' bore is Oak
creek. It is a nice clear stream of
living water and has many objects of,'
interest to the pleasure seeker. It
abounds in mountain trout aud many
PMfifuijra "pant1 bvjoiJipcltlz'ens
and 'visitors augllng-in tb'is Vtream'..
JtiNt southeast of the city about eight
tulles is one of tbe mysteries of the
iiinieeutb century. After a pleasaot
drive of about one hour over smooth
mads, through valleys and pine lands,
oii are unawares at the brink of an
awful chasm. Alighting from your
vehicle of cnnvetaiics a short walk
dowu a narrow antl precipitous path
tilings ton to I lie horatt of a pre-his-totic
people. Here tire situated with
in cliffs of rock tliien mid four liun
dikd feet In height, oavt-8, which no
doubt have been inhabited by a race
of people, ulme histtir) is a lilauk.
'lliere aie several bundled of these
cave-, many of which are sepal ated
from each other by nieaus of walls
built of rock and cement. Pieces of
crockery and oilier Ittiicles are jet to
be found, and one canspeud hours at
these caves poudeiiuif over their his
tory. Tlime Is only one way of going
in and out of the ca;i)iiii where ibese
caves alesilUiitfd, and how tbe race
win once made these ruck houses their
homes and what they subsisted ou
is as gieat a conundrum as the race
itself. History fails to give Any ac
count of this people, bul that some
lace once lived iu these isolated and
di so led homes no one will deny who
visit these tuiiis. To the tioilh of
these cafes about ix or seven miles is
another curiosity an if teat iu ils ms
leiles as ihe cae dwellets. It is what
is known as die cliff dwellers. These
caves aiu situated in'llio side of a
mountain, and ate sbuilaily construct
ed to those of tlmfccsve dwellings.
The lace which once dwell hero are of
im unknown qiiauiity.ut everything
would indicate, owiug tolbe situation
of iheir homes, that Imv were of a
warlike tribe.' Built these 'places of
curiosity are visited by huudteds ot
people evciy J ear. The caves ale
fsht (feuajing and id the course of
time will dually go to luiu, mid mail
ing be left to mark the homes ot a
bj-gono peojile.
Mle Peek's A Lady Who Dotee on
Dlzsy Heluhts.
Miss Annie S. Peck, representing
the New York World, was in Flagstaff
annul three weeks ago and tis'ted tbe
Giand Canyon, spending four or live
dajs there. She left for Southern
Califuroia, and on bcr arrival In Lns
Angeles was Interviewed ou the sub
ject of nitiuntain climbing by a rep tri
er for the Herald, with the following
Miss. Annie S. Pck, the greatest
woman mountain climber in the woi Id,
J was In 'lie cily testerday on her way
home to Providence, B I,, after ac
I'omplishing the most venturesome
feat in her caieer iu funking the ascent
of Ihe Mexican mountains, Popocate
petl and Oiizaha. ..Miss Peck drat at
tained prominence as a mountaineer
when she ascended the heights of the
Matterhorn iu Switzeiland, the most
difficult ascent in the Alps. Miss
Peck enjoys tlm destiuction of being
ihe tbiid woman who succeeded iu
safely returning fiom its summit.
Her more recent achievements with
tbe precipltom mountains of the torrid
zone in Mexico aiu of even greater in
terest than hor experiences in Switzer
land. Miss Peek Is a special cotru
Kpoiideni for llio Ne.w York World, aud
msde the tiip to Mexico in the interest
of i hat journal.
The iuiiepld climber was seen at
the Van Nuys yesterday before leaving
for San Diego und related some of her
expei lend s ou the Mexico trip. Miss
Peck said: "I climb mountains because
I love to do it. There is excitement
iu achieving fe.tts that no ono else has
Hticceeded in accomplishing and satis
faction iu reaching a goal which issep
parated from you ny dangers aud diffi
culties. Then the scenery and the
view one gets from standing on a high
mountain Is recompense for all the
enemy which is expended in reaching
the summit. '' '
" I'There is a fascination ' In braving
tbe dangers of -the 'Alps and scaling
their lofty pyramids of rock and snow
which is indi"piitable. Every moment
of such climbing is a' pleasure to the
hour when one returns triumphant
aud happy even tbougb weary and
"It was wilb some trepidation that
I made plans for Ihe ascent nf Poise
calepetl. I started out with live In
dians aud a Mexican. The Hist-pa it
of the tllp whs made on horseback.
The leal climb began at Las I'litcc.
"I started at a very moderate pace,
making ftvqiieui balls as I zig.g d
up that long snowy incline, fiisi over
black Volcanic sand and then nt-iors
fields of snow. At last I leached the
crater, which is really a splendid sighi.
It has almost perpendicular wall,
which rise to a height of fiom live
bundled to a thousand feet. The
miueis heie aie let dowu to proruie
tbe sulphur by means of a bucket and
windlass. I was forttiuate iu having
a tine view exceptionally clear foi
the season. My guide informed me
tbat in reaching tbe summit of Mi. Po
pocatepetl I have achieved iu itioun
taiu climbing tbat which no othei
woman has ever done. I am fully
satisded with Ihe expedition, although
I confess that I am not anxious to te
peal ii, for a lime at least.
While iu Mexico my highest ambi
tion was to conquer the heights of Ml.
Otizaba, 18,300 feet HboVe sea level,
and 600 feet higher than Ml. Popocat
epetl. I left the City of Mexico ou
the 27th of last April. This was the
hat dast climb that I have ever made.
All the violent exet liou of the ti ip was
made under the hot sun of a torrid cli
mate, making one beware of sun
stroke. As we neared the summit the
atmosphere was so very light that we
proceeded with difficulty. After tak
ing ten or a dozen steps we wele com
pelled to, -lop and lest. Tuone.n nl)t
were in the patty give out liefoiu (b.-i
leached the summit, and waited until
Ibt, rest of us it-turned I'lm descent
was the hardest part nf the journey,
but we reached tbe bottom at last.
Now that I have climbed tbe high
est mountain in Mexico I do not know
where I shall go next. I do not think
that I shall do any more climbing in
the torrid zonp, however."
Miss Peck is net a woman of remark-.
able prnpnitions, but she is KSessed
of wonderful vitality. The secret of
my success In mountain climbing," she
said, "is n good heart, a strong pair of
lungs, and plenty nf detei initiation."
Some Comfort In Thte.
The prospector who fails to strike it
rich this' season can take a crumb nf
com foil in the old supeistition that
finders of bonanzas always come to
violent ends. In the minds of many
old lime gold hunteis ibis idea is ac
cepted as an undeniable fact, and the
many instances conliimitory of this
view will, perhaps, interest many of
Of the original disenveiets of some
of the richest mines, two were shot.
three were killed by tlm caving in of
their mines, several have dlstppnared
never to be beard of nir.iln. Dutch
William, who discovered the Cariboo
gold field, tiled a piupi-; Maisliai.
who found the first gold in Oillfoniii,
at Sutton's mill, depended upon char
ity for some, time before In died;
"Mortona Plumnier," discoverer nt the
richest mine iu the world, was hanged;
Doughnut Hill," "Old Eureka" and
"Nlnevlll Chirk" were nil three killed
.SK-sBea.w BBBBBl BBVaa t
in drunken rows; Johnny Htpier
went 'broke and committed suicide;
the owner nf the Homeatake turned
highwayman; Bill Farsinltb, of the
Alder Gulch mines, killed himself
lb rough dissipation; Indians' mtiraered
Story; an avalanche took nff the dis
coverer of the Standard mine in Cali
fornia; Chat ley Moon, one of the dls-coVi-rers
of tbe Silver King, soon after
he became wealthy, died of stnall-poz
at L s Angeles; John hVaau, also of
the Silver King, tiled hard to sell his
luleiesta iu that IlliilH for $1,200. but
couldn't find a buyer iu either Florence
or Tucson. Afterwards R-agau rea
lized $300,000 out of tbe mine, moved
loOiklaud, Oil., and shortly after
watd was thrown from his buggy and
killed. Billy Long got married at
Florence, after first disposing nf bit
interests far $40,000, aud died soon
after. All the original discoverers of
the famous Peck mine are broke, but
'aie sanguine of other strikes. Henry
Wickeiinurg, the ties I to locate tbe
old Vulture mine, stilt resides at Wick
eiihurg. And so ou through the list.
Yet most of us would take our chances
on dy iiigsimilardeaihs if we could only
ni.iko similar finds. Pick and Drill.
More Klcli Strikes.
Randsbuko, June 14. Again the
camp is agog with excitement over
new strikes. Yesterday the Wedg
mine opened up a four-and-a-half body
of rich ore. the cottuiei ptrt of the rich
strike made three weeks ago In the
Keiiyou mine. The rock fait ly glitters
with gold, ami much of it shows the
value of a dollar an ounce. This is on
Ihe 316-foot level, and every blast
shows i icher ore. In Val Verdt jtfo.
2 shaft, heretofore yielding low grade
mo i tinning (8 to the ton, a rich sttike
was madn yewterdaj, and ore wot th.
$300 a ton is now tie,ioir taken ouu
A htory if ttie l'lutea
A story is nil oat, says the Mnbave
Miner, to th effect lli.lt thn killing of
white men by Ahvoie was prearranged
by tbe tribe. The Piutes certainly
knew the morning ot the outbreak that
something was going to happen, as
each one who bad been wot king around
the canyon did not show up aud the
olbeis had taken to the hills. It Is
said that the Indians want to drive
the whiles away from El Dorado can
yon, und to do it without drawing
government tioops into tlm country it
is agreed tbat nno Indian will go out
ami kill all the whites he csn. If ho
m tkes his escape be will be heap big
Indian. If the whites go on the war
path the liibe will go out and kill tbe
Indian. This will satisfy the whites.
A few at ranged forages will soon
ftighten the whites so badly tbat they
will pack up hag and baggage and
leave the country. It is now asserted
that Steve, one of the Piutes who shot
Abvntn, has been selected to locate a
number nf whites and kill them off.
He can get six or seven and thn whites
will only got one Indian in return. In
case another Indian goes out there is
sure tn be a band nf sodthern Piutes
trimmed up for a trip to the happy
hunting ground. No "heap bad In
dian" will avail them. The whites
want peac, even if it lias to bo g.iined
by exterminating every redskin in the
The Missouri River and Los Angeles
Railway company has been organized
with a capital of $42,000,000. The
company proposes to build a road
from Sioux Cite, Iowa, to Los Angeles.
300 Olltl-S.
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