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Till: FLORENCE TItllUIXE
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i:nti"-ed at the Florence postoSice as see
tnd clas matter.
The people of rhoenixgave Governor
IleCord a red-liot reception this week.
Thermometer 120 in the shade.
Harry Cakpester has a brother in
Tucson who is a much better looking
nmn than the prison removal obstructor.
Hon. Make Smith has been appointed
on the following committees: Military
Affairs, rublic lands, Indian affairs
Thi Star recommends Editor C. D. Keppy
as chief clork to Surveyor General Christ.
Thanks, awfully. Have had sufficient
experience with the scrub; . .
Tuk Senate passed the tariff bill
Saturday afternoon. It was signed by
the President at 4 o'clock the same day
and at 9 o'clock at night the special
session of Congress adjourned.
Judge Doak has donned the ermine
and it becomes him much. lie is busily
engaged in chambers in looking up au
thorities on matters vital to the ia
. tsrests of the people of his district.
Tub resignation of 0. S. Attorney
Ellenwood recalls the fact that ho has
Iwen a most painstaking and conscien
tious official, and the new administra
tion will be fortunate if it secures his
pRKsiliKjrr AsDiaiws, Of Urown Uni
verity, Providence, E. I., has resigned
his position rather than surrender his
views oa free coinage. And yet some
people pretend to think the silver men
are not in earnest.
The matte now being shipped from
Bisbee by the Copper Queen company
is said to go over 100 ounces in silver
and $30 in gold. This is contrary to
the common opinion that Bisbee is ex
clusively a copper camp.
Our old "pard," John P. Clum, is de
livering lectures throughout the East
on the '"Wonders of the West." His
attention is directed to the miracle of
how Arizona newspapers manage to
exist notably the Tribune.
The Prospector regrets that Provi.
dence saw fit to interfere with a base ball
game in Tombstone the other day by
bringing down a soaking rain. But
for this unfortunate interference Bis
bee might not have won the contest.
The same old story lay it on to Provi
dence. Now that the Dingley tariff bill has
passed, which same bill has been so
widely advertised by the advance agent
of prosperity, let the show commence
Jis soon as possible. Even the Silver
"Republicans will enjoy it when it
We are in reecipt of the illustrated
industrial edition of the Graham Coun
ty Bulletin, which is a very creditable
issue. The proprietors of that excel
lent newspaper, George H. and Vn. B.
Kelly, deserve the success they have
Dal Hakkiss, who fought cham
pion feather weight George Dixon to a
stand still in San Francisco the other
day, was formerly a nice little boy in
Tombstone, After he left there he
fell from grace and killed a man in a
t. - A blond gentleman was accosted on
the streets of Florence the other day
with the question, "Are you Owen T.
Rouse?" "Not much," was the re
sponse ; "I don't owe him a cent, and
I don't think the people of Pinal county
do either." It was merely a case of
Darnell, the cowboy who ran Char
ley Overlook off the base ball field with
a six-shooter in Bisbee on the 4th of
July, and who afterwards resisted ar
rest and shot np the camp, was fined
costs of suit by astern justice of the
peace named Duncan. These gentle
men who are handy with a gun get off
pretty easy in this wicked world until
they are killed, which is only a matter
- ttm.- -
Onk of the great secrets of success in
business is to patronize people who
patronize yon, and to keep your money
in circulation at home. Don't send
away for articles you can procure at
home even if they do cost a trifle more,
for money spent at home is liable to
come back to you: It is the constant
drain of money from a community that
keeps it poor.
Gov. McCord has mada no mistake
in appointing C. M. l-'razier Attorney
General, Colonel Dorrington as super
intendent of the prison and Dr. Hamb
lin as superintendent of the insane
asylum. If he will name Hon. M. R.
Moors of Arizola for auditor it would
be the crowning act of his administra
tion. He could rest assured that there
would be no fictitious accounts audited
with Mr. Moore in that position.
Daniel Webster said, in a speech on
the Louisville canal, in answer to the
opposition : "Whoever would do his
duty and his whole duty in the coun
cils of this Government must look upon
the country in its whole length and
breadth." That was a different brand
of patriotism from the considerations
now controlling the votes of Congress
men. If there were more of the Web
stcrian brand of statesmen in Congress
at the present time the Buttes reser
voir would soon be built.
It Is a tlloF down" thing on the part of the
groat business firms of the east to have
ordered their western representatives to
resume the making of loans on farm prop
erty at low rates of Interest, just as the
pops and "anarcrats" are preparing to
make "scarcity of money the chief cry of
their fall campaign. Keutington (Md.)
Just so. Out this way those "great
business firms" require a mortgage on
all your earthly possessions, 2 per cent
a month, with your right eye and all
hopes for the future as additional
security. Yes, it 13 a low down thiDg
Pinal county has in Hon. M. R.
Moore, of Arizola, a citizen of whom it
should be proud. He is an able man
yet modest and unassuming, and as
honest as the day is long. More than
that, he bears honorable scars won in
defense of his country, which unfit him
for active manual labor. The Tribune
takes the liberty of suggesting his
name to Governor McCord for Auditor
or some equally good position. This is
done without Mr. Moore's consent, as
it is understood he makes no applica
tion ; hence it would be all the more a
graceful act on the part of the Governor
to tender it.
Adolf Goldschmidt of the Eagle
mills, Tucson, has been in this valley
for several days, and has purchased
sixteen thousand sacks of wheat from
our farmers, besides three or four thou'
sand sacks of barley. Of this, some
twelve thousand sacks were Austra
lian wheat, which Mr. Goldschmidt pro
nounces the best grain he has ever seen
grown in Arizona. The average yield
has been over 1800 pounds or 30 bushels
to the acre. The Eagle mills alone
will disburse over $25,000 among the
farmers of the Casa Grande valley.
This shows that the tillers of the soil
have very little to complain of this
If McCord will fire that "bulltiek"
Sanitary Board many of his sins will be
forttiven. Graham County Bulletin.
During a thunderstorm at Youngs
town, Ohio, Carl Henry Mayer was
struck by lightning and killed, while
his sweetheart, who stood by his side,
was severely shocked.
County Surveyor Samuel Logan has
been absent from this country and
vicinity for the past two months and
all efforts of his friends to locate him
have proved futile. The last seen iof
him was at El Paso about two weeks
after he finished surveying the San
Carlos coal fields, and from that time
until this, no communications have
been received from him. Graham
The onyx company operating at Big
Bug are getting their machinery for
warded as rapidly as possible. They
have ordered ten car loads in all, con
sisting of boilers and engines, machin
ery for steam derricks and for sawing
and polishing onyx, machine shops, etc.
Geo. C. Underbill is general manager
and N. E. Walker is foreman. A force
of about twenty men are employed in
the quarries at present, but as soon as
the machinery is placed in position the
force will be increased to fifty. The
company has already orders for 100
tons of onyx, which will be shipped as
soon as it can be quarried. Journal-Minor.
News from Alaska.
From the Tombstone ProspVctor.)
A letter has been received in Tomb
stone from far off golden Alaska; from
a Tombstoner, who gives an account of
the country and verifies manv of the
printed stories of the new eldorado.
llie letter was written ,v At
Perlinda to his brother. .Ta'i,
da. Anton is well known in Tomb,
sone, having resided here for several
years with his brother. He went to
Alaska last year and when the excite
ment at Klondyke and Dawsou City
began was on the ground.
Anton writes enthusiastic!! v of
Alaska, and speaks of it as the richest
place on earth. He owns a restaurant
in Dawson City and is interested in
several claims with partners, doi.-g
exceptionally well, and is anxious for
his brother to eome up and join him.
ine restaurant is making a small
fortune monthly, while the claims are
contributing to his wealth in a surpris
The wages paid are not less than 15
per day, andhe has several hiredat tl.at
figure. Flour is sold at t50perswk
and bacon $1 pet pound. Meat is hkh .,
and -as an illustration he states thai
himself and partner had killed two
wild moose the day before and they
were offered $800 ca3h for the two.
The offer was refused, the met being
kept for the restaurant guest.
Ine letter took one inont'i exactly
Governor McCord Installed.
From the Phoenix Herald, Jt b. ,
Governor McCord took the oath of
office this morning about ten o'clock
before Chief Justice Truetdale and im
mediately took his seat as Governor of
One of the first official acts of the
new Governor was to accept the resig
nation of Attorney General Wilson and
appoint Judge C. M. Frazier of this
city io fill the vacancy. The Governor
also appointed Mr, Eldredge Jordan as
private secretary pro tem to fill the
position pending the arrival of his son
who is now ia Wisconsin and who is
expected to reach Phoenix in about a
The Governor also announced it as
his intention to appoint Mr. Ira B.
Hamblin as Superintendent of the Ter
ritorial Insane Asylum as soon r.s that
gentleman had filed his bond and asMr.
Hamblin was circulating his bond early
this afternoon it is expected that his
appointment will be made late this af
ternoon or early to-morrow morning.
The Governor expressed himself as
in no hurry to fill the different posi
tions in his gift and will earefully look
into the qualifications of the different
applicants for the different positions,
still it is understood that but few il-.ys
will elapse before every position of im
portance in the Territory which de
pends upon th'e Governor will be f Jed.
From tho Tucson Star
M. P. Freeman, agent of the Mam
moth Company, has received cable in
structions from the company in Lon
don to begin the work of putting the
shaft on tho mines in working condi
tion. This means the enlarging of this
shaft, which is now down to the 600
foot level, from a single to a double
compartment, and while no informa
tion other than the cable to bein this
work has been received, Mr. Freeman
has every reason to believe this means
the early resumption of work on a
large scale and the building of reduc
tion works at he mines according to
the plans upon which the company has
been at work for so long a time.
Mr. Freeman expects early mail ad
vices with full information, and in the
meantime has given instructions to
Andy Collins, who Is in charge of the
operations at the mines, to begin this"
work on the shaft at once.
There is nothing that causes women
greater discomfort and misery than the
constantly recurring Headache. Men
suffer less with Headache. "My wi'e's
health was very indifferent, h&v ng
Headache continually, and just two
packages of Simmons Liver Regulator
released her from all Headache tod
gave tone and vigor to her whole sys
tem. I have never regretted it's use."
M. B. DeBord, Mt. Vernon, Ky.
The injunction againgt the Elephant
Butte reservoir on the lower Rio
Grande in New Mexico haB been dis
solved by' Judge Bartz because it was
impossible to convince him that the
stream was navigable. When it is
known that the residents of that neck
of the arid region frequently dig wells
in the bed of the river in order to get
drinking water in the late summer
months, it will be easy to agree with
the Judge's decision. Los Angeles
The coroner's jury at Pearce, in their
verdict of the death of the Mexican
who was killed by Deputy Burt Groves,
was to the effect that the deceased
came to his death by gun shot wounds
inflicted by Burt Groves, an officer, in
the discharge of his duty and justified
in his actions. The Mexican had
drawn a large knife on the officer in
his attempt to rescue a fellow country
roan then under arrest, and to protect
himself the officer killed the Mexican
in self defense. Tombstone Prospector.
The New Railroad.
From the Los Alleles Times.l
A second survey is now said to be
contemplated for the new Santa Fe
branch to connect with Globe, from
Demiug, N. M. Instead of going
through the beautiful and fertile Gila
valley, other considerations in the
shape of the mining output at Morenci
may be pursued. This latest proposi
tion is said to be a line with Morenci
as the first objective point, thence
across Bonita Creek and down Ash
Creek Flat to the San Carlos river.
This would be a short cut, but the route
has two objections, Morenci camp is
now under the management of the
Copper Queen company, of Bisbee; Now
while the Queen company and the
Santa Fe management are excellent
people, they have not agreed well. In
fact, to avoid dealing with the Santa
Fe the CoDoer Queen company once
built a railroad of their own seventeen
miles lonsr. Therefore, with the Ari
zona and New Mexico road already
practically giving Morenci connection,
th Santa Fe mav Dossiblv cet the cold
shoulder some more from the Queen
management. The other reason against
the new line is tnat it win lose a
whole lot of valuable business in stay
ing out of the valley.
From the Tempe News.
Sixth street was yesterday after
noen the scene of a series of exciting
runaways. The whole trouble was
caused by a Chinese vegetable pedler
leaving his team standing in the road
untied) while lie was paying a friendly
visit to Sam Kee. Something fright
ened the horses and tliey started to
ward East Tempe on a dead run, scat
tering garden truck in every direction.
They had not gone far before they
met a Mexican bringing a four-horse
load of wheat to the warchouss. The
leaders became frightened and turning
around short snapped off the wagon
tongue, which dangling at their heels,
they started down street in the wake
of the vegetable wagon, leaving the
poor Mexican seated on his load of
wheat calling down the vengeance of
ail his saints upon tho head of the
Chinaman who was passing, in pur
suit of his horses. Tho trouble, how
ever, waa not over by any means.
Manuel Mason, driving Dr. Heart's
horse, met the runaways and before he
could realize what was taking place,
his horsa had twisted the shafts from
the buggy and had joined the rest in a
mad race toward Mesa. All the horses
were subsequently recovered.
Advices from headquarters would
indicate that the chances of the G. V,
G. & N . Ky. going through the Indian
reservation are very slim. Mr. Garland
lays the trouble at the door of the
Indian Agent at San Carlos and in a
letter to a prominent business man in
this city Bays "am inclined to think
we will have to wait until we get a
new Agent at San Carlos, or nntil the
Agency gets employees who will not
assume that they are the Interior De
partment themselves." In the mean
time the Santa Fe survey is pushing
down the Gila river towards Globe.
Word has been received from Nott
E. Guild who is still in the hospital at
Tuemo, to the effect that the physi
cians have decided that it will be im
possible to save his injured leg and
amputation must take place. The
operation was to have taken place to'
day and the many friends of the young
man will await the result with anxious
interest. Tempe News, 23th.
The Grand Lodge of Good Templars
is in session at Prescott and the old
Hassnyamper stands on the coner and
looks askance' at the well dressed dele
gates. They are a puzzle to him. He
has withstood a great many modern.
innovations. He viewed with mild in
difference the invasion of the Salvation
army, gaid at the Eastern dude with
still milder Contempt, and even watched
the evolution of the new woman with
reasonable complacency, but he looks
1Mj S ispictoua disapproval, to say the
least, upon a lot of folks who come
around and open up a crusade against
the time honored custom of indulging
in his "mornin's mornin':" Tomb
Ex-Delegate N. O. Murphy and F.
W. Morris came up yesterday from
Castle Creek hot springs, coming via
Phcenix. Mr. Murphy is president and
general manager of the company which
recently purchased the above place
and Mr. Morris is secretary of the com
pany. They have fifty men and twenty
teams at work now building a wagon
road into what is destined to become
the most famous health and pleasure
resort in the southwest. Mr. Murphy
says they could have 100 guests there
at the present time if they could ac
commodate them and says they have
had applications for' twelve cottages
for next winter from eastern parties.
The place will be improved just as
rapidly as possible, the first thing
necessary being the construction of a
wagon road to enable them to get their
building material and supplies in. Mr.
Murphy and Mr. Morris will return
there again this evening. Prescott
,5 iJ- I rtl
Tom will find one eoapaa
tnalde each two omsiea bag,
suad two coupons Inside aacls
fosur rases bag of Black
well's Durban. Boy a bag
of this celebrated tobacco
and read the coupon which
gives a list of valuable prea
ants and how to get them.
HOUSE MEMORIAL No. 4.
To the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the United States In Con
We, your Memorialists, the Nine
teenth Legislative Assembly of the
Territory of Arizona, respectfully rep
resent that the National Irrigation
Congress, held in Phuenix, Arizona, on
the 15th of December, A. D. 1896,
unanimously adopted the following :
Whereas, The Pima and Maricopa Indians
tribes numbering: ia the aggregate ten
thousand souls, have been deprived of the
waters used by them in irrigation before the
advent of the white race in America, through
the appropriation of such waters by settlers
on the headwaters of the Gila river; and
Whereas, Through the loss of such waters
the landsonce cultivatedby these tribes have
become barren and worthless, and the mem
bers of such tribes have become a charge on
the Government, and forced by the loss of
their fields into lives of degradation and
Whereas, Such tribes have from the ear
Host days been the friends and allies of the
white race; and
Whereas. The people of the United States
have pledged themselves by solemn treaty to
protect such tribes in their property and
property rights ; and
Whereas, The Government of the United
States has and now is engaged in the expendl
ture of hundreds of thousands of dollars for
the construction of works of irrigation for
the reclamation of lauds belonging to other
Indian tribes ; therefore, be it
Besolved, That this Congress do approve
the proposed construction, under the plans
of the U. S. Geological Survey, of the Buttes
reservoir, in Pinal county, Arizona, recently
reported, to again reclaim the lands of these
tribes, believing that by so doing can the
Government alone honorably redeem the
broken pledges made by it to these people,
and thus preserve from further want and
degradation two of tha surviving Indian
tribes of the American continent that have
always been the constant friends of the white
Besolved, That we approve the proposed
construction of such reservoir not only as
Just and philanthropic, but as economical
and good policy, as in a comparatively short
time the expense of maintaining such In
dians as Government charges will far exceed
the cost of the irrigation works required to
make them a self-supporting and self-re
Now, therefore, your Memorialists
the Nineteenth Legislative Assembly
of the Territory of Arizona, desire to go
on record as earnestly endorsing the
above recommendations of the Sixth
National Irrigation Congress for the
1. The reservoir site referred to
having been, withdrawn from entry by
Government authorities, cannot now
be utilized by any private corporation,
and the Government therefore occupies
the indefensible position of doing noth'
ing itself or allowing any one else to
improve this great natural reservoir
2. We firmly believe that the inter
ests of humanity dictate that the In
dians should be gathered on the reser
vations, have lands allotted to them in
severalty, and that they be furnished
with farming implements and an inex
haustible supply of water for irriga
tion of their lands, to the
end that they may become self-
supporting, ay tins means will a
home life be furnished for the Indian
and he will more rapidly advance in
civilization as a consequence. He will
abandon his nomadic life; his children
will be kept at home and educated in
neighborhood schools, instead of being
sent to large Indian schools at a dis
tance where they are kept (as it would
seem) for mere pursoses of show.
After being instructed in the arts of
civilization for a time they are returned
to savagery, to become more unhappy
and discontented than if they had
never received the questionable advan"
tages. We feel that the present policy
of -the Indian department is all wrong
in this regard.
3. "The' Pima and" Maricopa Indian
reservation contains 360,000 acres of as
fertile land as lies within the bound
aries of Arizona, and is admirably
adapted for home for these people, as
k v A
0) NO OTHER.
well as the wandering Papagoes, who
are now compelled to prey upon th e ;
herds of our farmers and ranchmen for
4. The construction of a storage res
ervoir- at the Buttes by the Govern
ment offers a. plain business proposi- '
tion for the correction of these evils.
Resolved, That the Secretary of the
Territory be instructed to transmit a '
copy of the foregoing Memorial to our
Delegate and Delegate-elect in Con
gress, and also a copy each to the Presi- '
dent of the Senate and Speaker of the :
House of Representatives.
Her Prudence. He "You insist oa
rr.y getting my life insured before we '
areeugaged?" She "Yes; even before
you ask papa." Harlem Life.
Too Hasty. He "I made a fool of
myself in the first engagement ring I
ever bought." She "Didn't, it fit?"
He "Don't know. She wouldn't try it
on!" Chicago Record.
"What have you against this hotel?"
thundered the landlord. "Almostevery
thing is 'estra' except the meals.
They're the worst I ever contended
villi." Detroit Free Press.
Butcher "I need a boy about your
size, and will give you 12 shillings a
week." Applicant "Will I have a
chance to rise?" Butcher "Yes; I
want you to be here at four in the morn
Mamma "Georgy, if you eat any
more of that pudding, you'll have a
headache in the morning." Georgy
"Well, there'll be the one satisfaction
that I shall kriowjust what to lay it to."
It's a sl-range thing," said the
old fisherman, meditatively. "What's
strange?" asked his better half. "Why,
a man always runs to keep from beinij
caught, while shad are never caught
until they begin to run." Yonkers
"I'm mighty glad my wife coaxed)
me into getting her a wheel," said the
lean passenger. "Makes her happy, eh?"
said the fat passenger. "She's so stuck
on riding that she ain't going to clean
house this yuar."
CHAS. . PIKEIN S.
CHAS. D. UPTT.
: Real Estate :
Main Street, opposite A. V.
Barker's Store, Florence, Arizona.
Bought and Sold.
Life and Fire Insurance agents.
Mines examined and reported on.
BARGAINS IN REAL ESTATE.
80 acres patented land with water right $150
60 acres patented land, 49 acres in f ruitt
vineyard and alfalfa, house, out
building and irood well 18009."
160 acres patented land, 20 acres under
60 acres with water right, in cultivation J 1200
240 acres patented land (no water right) $1800.
21 acres in alfalfa, !j mile from Flor
ence, with WRtnr risrht STRnn.
320 acres patented land, with water
right, S30 an aijre or fSOOO'
1'4 acres, quarter mile from Florence,
all in orchard in full bearing, good
4 -room house nnd wnll C baa '
1 block of land in South Florence, un
improved (250 feet square) 200'
Many other choioe barcrains.
81 acres patented land, 20 acres water-
right. all In cultivation skua'
28 acres patented land in 5-acre tracts
one mile from Florence 600
29 acres patented land, H mile from
Florence g qqq
60 acres patented kind, with water-right,
cultivated : a ana
10 acre tract in Sou th Florence, a choioe
bargain - x goo
Ji block adjoining Court House grounds
wit n ounuings tnereon $ 250
Hot in West Florence. 50x150 fmrt a c
. . .... w lm
80acres patented land, with water right 94X10
10 lots in Douglas Addition, price on
Six room house, with block, in Flor
ence : price on aDollcatlon.
For rent, a five room house with half
Block of land, good condition, wall
and outbuildinsni. nrlce tin
For exchange Chicago real estate fo
final county (arm lands.
On and after December Is, irqa .i
meat boucht in mv shon mn( :.v
" " r ov u jiu
for at time of delivery. I am compeUed
to mane mis order lor self-protection;