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THE FLORENCE TRIBUNE
Bj CrlAS. 0. REPPY. ONLY PAPER IN PINAL COUNTY. FLORENCE. ARIZONA. APRIL 29, 1889. TERMS: OneYear S.OO Six Months 1.50 Single Copies . Five Cents Entered at the Florence pcstolfice as second class matter. Richard J. Oolkkbt, Illinois' war Governor, died last Moruliy, aged 75 vears. Hox. Jons H. Irwin, of Keokuk, Iow a, a u ruer governor of Arizona, iius been appointed minister to Port ugal. Thk Copper Era is the name of a creditable venture in the newspaper field jnst issued at Clifton by C. E. Bull, formerly of the Los Cruees In dependent Democrat. If a certain individual who has been threatening to "get even" with us would only come around and settle a little bill he has been owing this of fice Jor many months, he would find it the simplest manner of accomplish ing his purpose. The Cleveland Leader says: Chi cago cast ten times as many votes last Tuesday in a city election as Rhode Island did the next day iu a State contest. Such facts show how vast some American cities have bicome, and how relatively little a State may be. Some hope for Arizona yet. Thk Herald revives that old scandal about Peter betraying his Master, and applies it to a contemporary for its conduct in the Phoenix city election. The people have been trying to bush the matter np for two thousand years, and it is not becoming in the Herald to be harping upon it at this late day. Twenty thousand people gathered at San Pedro Wednesday to witness the ceremonies arranged for the open ing of actual work on thegreat govern ment breakwater and harbor. Presi dent McKinley pushed the button in the White House which gave the signal for dumping the first load of stone. " A YOUKO lady school teacher in Jerome has entered suit for $5,000 damages against the school board for summarily dismissing her, and giving her no opportunity to disprove what she considers libellous charges. She claims the Board didn't give her a fair shake, and the Tribdsk agrees rwlth her if he statements are correct. Having left the Republican party as -a matter of principle, Dr. J. M. Ford, In a letter read before the Democratic convention, announced bis allegiance to the principles of the great party of the common people. Dr. Ford worked for the Democratic ticket last fall, subscribed liberally to the campaign fund and has now publicly announced where he stands. Enterprise. The cost of producing copper is dif ferently stated by different author ities. It is understood that at Butte, Montana, the average cost is about 7 cents per pound ; at Houghton, Mich igan, 6 cents. Franklin Farrell, who takes charge May 1st of the United Verde Extension G. S. & C. Co., Jer ome, Arizona, is credited ia Boston with having "placed himself on record" as saying that company "will produce copper at a cost of about 3 cents per pound." It will surprise some people to learn that the United Verde copper mines of Arizona paid bigger profit last year than did the Calumet and Hecla mines of Michigan. Prof. G. A. Treadwell of Arizona, who is a stockholder in the United Verde, recently said : "It will surprise some people to learn that the dividends or profits of the United Verde, in copper alone, for the year 1898 were $8,600,000, as against the Cal-umet-llelca's $5,000,000. Of the gold and silver product annually of the United Verde none but a few on the inside know anything about." Liquid air has been used for blast ing purposes as an experiment by diode of Munich, near Cologne, Ger many, the trial being reported to be successful. Details are lacking, but Mr. Linde has gone to Switzerland, where the new method of blasting by liquid air is to be adopted in running theSimplon tunnel. With the success ful operation of this experiment a new field is open to the uses of this dis covery. It is said that copper is the only metal which can be used as the material of receptacles for contain ing liquid air, and this means an in creased demand for the metal. The Mineral Creek District. From the Globe Silver Belt.l Thos. Kavanaugh and Frank Oil! returned last Friday from Mineral Creek, where they have been doing contract work for Murray Innes, hav ing sunk the shaft from 25 feet to the depth of 125 feet, 109 feet of the shaft being through sulphide ore. Frank Gill has taken the contract to sink 75 feet farther, and when completed, cross-cutting will be begun to deter mine the width of the ledge. Mr. Hopkins is a partner of Murray Innes, and it is evideut that they have a big mine. Messrs. Gill and Kavanaugh re turned to Mineral Creek on Monday. They are interested, with W. II. Hender and W. B. Collom, in a group of claims lying contiguous to the Innes property on which they will begin de velopment. Miueral Creek is coming to the front fast. The Globe Minerals Explora tioa Co., limited, an English concern, which has a bond on the Bay property, is working about fifty men and will without much doubt purchase the Ray mines. They have also secured options en other claims adjacent. Zeckendorf & Co., of Tucson, evidently have faith in the camp, as they are erecting a store building, and there are three saloons doing business there. There are about one hundred men at work in the immediate vicinity. About two miles from Mineral Creek Tom Haley and his partner have some mines which are very promising. The ore is a lead carbonate. With the present activity and sev eral fine showings in the Mineral Creek district the building of the rail road in the near future is considered a probability. The most feasible route is to Red Rock, on the Southern Pa cific, but considering the advantages of competing rales a road via Florence, Mesa and Tempo to Phoenix might be favored. Date Palms for Arizona. The most expert pathologist of the agricultural department, Dr. Zwingle, is now in Morocco on a mission that the department hopes will launch a new and profitable industry in the most arid sections of our southwest. It has been found that, date palms, with some irrigation, will grow as well in Arizona as in Arabia. The early Mormon settlers proved this, but the trees were not of the best variety and never developed the indus try. Dr. Zwinglp iscelecting the finest varieties best adapted to our arid region. These young trees will be carefully shipped to Arizona, where they will be cared for UDder the close superintendence of the department's experts. Beware of the tale-bearer and the gossipers, says an exchange. Shun them as you would the devil. When you do have to listen take their tales with many grains of salt, for news second hand is no news. It is the aim of the tale-bearer to make trouble, and a word carelessly dropped will be magnified and told perhaps to a dear friend. Friends then become enemies. This ia what the tale-bearer and gos siper glories in. The bigger the scan dal the sweeter the morsel he or she will have to roll under the tongue. Every town has its full quota of these busy bodies. They come to your home and tell you exaggerated news ( ?) that if believed would cause the cutting of a friendship that has perhaps existed all your life. "Don't believe every thing you hear and only one-half what you see" is an old but true saying. Follow it and there will be more friends than enemies on this earth. It is as natural for some people to gossip and carry tales as it is for a duck to swim, they are the kind you should look out for. Don't let them convince you that the "moon is made of green cheese." Line-riders Hitchcock and Miller recently captured near the line, be tween San Bernardino and the cus tom house, a complete smuggling outfit consisting of a four horse wagon, two horses, four mules and five burros, including harness, pack saddles, etc. Several kegs of mes cal were included in the load. The owners of the outfit had disappeared and the property was taken to the cus torn house. Mrs. J. M. Lile, who some time ago had the management of Hot Springs hotel, left last night for Jerome Junction, where she will conduct the popular hostelry at the place owned by J. S. Smith, who is to be congratu lated in securing such a successful manager. Phoenix Enterprise. Remarkable Cure of Rheumatism. Kenna, Jackson Co., W. Va. About three years ago my wife had an attack of rheumatism which con fined her to her bed for over a month and rendered her unable to walk a step without assistance, her limbs being swollen to double their normal size. Mr. S. Maddox insisted on my using Chamberlain's Pain Balm. I purchased a fifty-cent bottle and used it according to the directions and the next morning she walked to breakfast without assistance in any manner, and she has not had a similar attack since. A. B. Paksons. For Sale by Brock way's Pharmacy. WILL SEEK AID FOR THE PEOPLE. Col. Wilson Is Preparing the Water Problem. WANTS SOME INFORMATION. As the Government Has Expended Over Two Hundred Millions In Other States the West May Rea sonably Hope to Receive Assist ance If the Figures and Facts Are Fairly Presented to Congress. From the Phoenix Enterprise. Yes, I am making a tour of the country to learn from personal obser vation the real needs of the various sections. These things I tried to ascertain by correspondence and thus avoid the expense of travel, but I ob tained many theories, especially on the subject of irrigation and the reclame tion of the arid lands. But 1 care nothing for theories; I am perhaps - too full of them already; what I desire now most are facts, indisputable facts, to sustain the theory that I believe to be the correct one. You understand that I have disposed of the idea that this vast domain of arid lands in these broad valleys will bo reclaimed by private capital. It certainly will not, unless advantages be given it to such an extent that the using, consuming, general pablic, will have but little or nothing left. I am not only afraid of, but opposed to, any theory that sub mits the great questions of impounding the waters of the territory and the reclamation of the lands within its jurisdictional dominion, to private corporate control, and for the reason already stated, the advantage ncceS' sary to be given to such control to enlist it and make its undertaking such, would be too burdensome to the people. To answer the question emphatically I say, yes. The impounding of the waters for the reclamation of the lands of this country should be done by the government itself. The reasons are many. In the first place the government has nearly 600,' 000,000 acres of arid lands subject to being reclaimed, much of which, about 55.000.000 of acres in extent, are in this territory. They are now under her control, are valueless as they are, but would be to the very highest landed value if reclaimed by irrigable means. That there is enough water flowing down our streams and goes to waste every year to reclaim all of these lauds handsomely is an admitted fact. What is necessary is to impound them at the proper points to carry them over the lands. The means of doing this are in the hands and within easy reach of the government. Now, what I desire to know at every point is where water may be largely stored. Is it practical to build a dam there? That is: 1. Can permanent bedrock be reached there? 2. At what depth? 3. How high will it be necessary to erect it above the surface to retain the requisite amount of water? 4. What amount will the damwhen completed retain? 5.- What is the character of the walls on eitller side to which "the dam is to be built? 6. What will be the probable cost of the dam completed? 7. What amount of lands will be reclaimed below it by means of the water thus impounded behind it? To answer such questions as these you see will require a statement of facts and not thoeries. As I said, these I want, and for them I am now searching. A detailed statement of facts on these lines will arm any one with an argument that cannot be answered on this gene ral line of na tional public improvement. Yes. I know it is a common reply : Ohl the government will never do this. But who knows? Our answer again is: Thegovenment has already made her beginning in this direction at the Buttes above Florence. It is not fair to presume she will abandon before the door of experiment is opened. Furthermore, the government is as much under obligation to her agricul tural people as to her commercial peo ple. She has expended heretofore, for the benefits of inland commerce in thirty-six states in this union $230,850, 567,60, and most of this vast sum was expended in twenty of the states in the northeast and south, by the gov ernment, exercising the functions of a canal builder. Such expenditures for the benefit of agriculture in the west will reclaim all these lands, place them within easy reach of mill ions of home-seekers and at a price, too, that will finally repay the gov eminent for her outlay, a thing which aided commerce never has done. I am serious in the thought that the government ought to do this as a matter of duty to the country, especial ly the agricultural part of it. It would be but fair dealing be tween the different sections of the country, and the government will surely be not unfair. At any rate, we are intending to see ; the test will certainly be made. Yes, I know that there is another theory advanced, that of ceding all the lands to the territory that she may do as she pleases with them. But all kindred acts and efforts of this kind, as their history proves, most emphatic failures. The territory could not reclaim them. They would be a "white elephant" on her hands, and they would sooner or later become the subject of barter at the corporate bargain counter and the people would get the worst of it. The history of the ceded swamplands in sixteen states of the union is suffici ent warning on this line. No, I want none of that. Lecture on the Nicaragua Canal. Fiom the Globe Times. Last Sunday evening at the Method ist church A. P. Davis of the hydro- graphic survey delivered a lecture on Nicaragua. The lecturer helped sur vey the route for a 6hip canal from Breto on the Pacific to Greytown on the Caribbean Sea, and believes this route will be determined upon, al though another survey will be made on the Nicaragua route as well as on the Panama. An appropriation of $1,000,000 is available to definitely settle thU important connection with the Atlantic. The lecturer is impres sed with the feasibility of the route through Nicaragua, although much longer than by way of Panama, and the engineering obstacles are not so great. The flow of water from Nicaragua lake and the rivers has been settled to the satisfaction of the surveyors. Mr, Davis will lecture in Los Angeles next week on this subject and proceed to Washington, where he will join the commission and make another survey. 31 A Good Policy. J' From the Tucson Star. General J. F. Wilson has returned from his visit to the proposed site of the Butte's reservoir. He made a care ful examination of the same and says there is no room for doubting the feasi bility of the dam and the impounding of water sufficient to irrigate at least 200,000 acres of land contiguous thereto. One of the important feat ures of the building of this reservoir is the fact that it will supply water in abundance for the Indians on the Pima aud Maricopa reservations, which will enable those Indians to become not only self sustaining, but they will soon become well establishel in homes and they will then come to citizenship by accepting their lands in severalty, that they will become taxpapers and assist in bearing the expense of gov ernment, as well as bocoming import ant industrial factors of the commun ity, thus determining the final settle ment of the Indiau question. Mineral Creek, over in Pinal county, promises to become one of the great est copper camps in the territory. A project is now on foot to open a wagon road from Mesa to that district. The distance by the present traveled road by way of Florence and Riverside is at least eighty miles,. By the proposed route by way of Pinal the distance would be shortened to sixty miles. Of this distance fully forty-five miles is over a level country. For ten miles beyond Pinal there is now a good wagon road so that there is but about six miles of road to be built to connect this place with the coming great cop per district. The Globe road, too, should be pushed to completion as rapidly as possible. It is good busi ness policy for Mesa to see to it that good roads over the most direct and feasible routes are constructed to the great outlying mining camps. Mesa Free Press. Anneuncement is made of the ap proaching marriage of Mr. S. A. Par nall, superintendent of the Old Domin ion Copper Mining & Smelting Com yany, to Miss Lauretta E. Coombs, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Coombs, which is to be celebrated on the morning of April 25 at the home of the bride's parents in Globe. Im mediately after the ceremony Mr. Par nail and bride will leave on a wedding tour to California, expecting to be ab sent three weeks. During the absence of Mr. Parnall his position as superin tendent of the Old Dominion will be filled by his father, Mr. W. E. Par nall, who, with his wife, is expected to arrive here within a week. Mr. Par nallr Sr., is superintendent of the Tamarack, Osceola and Kearsage mines in the Lake Michigan copper district. Silver Belt. The Mesa Free Press advertises that it has $1000 to loan at cheap rates. There is not another newspaper in the valley that loans money. All the rest are borrowers. Enterprise. The Best In the World.. We believe Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is the best in the world. A few weks ago we suffered with a severe cold and a troublesome cough, and having read their advertisements in onr own and other papers we pur chased a bottle to see if it would effect us. It cured us before the bottle was more than half used. It is the best medicine out for colds and coughs. The. Herald. Andersonville, Ind. For sale by Bvockway's Pharmacy. i'W-ii": 5" "Stl. ' W Mr, Mr, Mr. vis- ! ' Jf'r, Mr, 'A? -Z Mr. A. BARKER, -DEALER GENERAL -:- MERCHANDISE, New, Fresh and Clean, Corner Main anil Eighth Streets. I have just returned from San Francisco, where I bought a large and well selected stock of Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, And NOTIONS for siiot cash nt very low figures, and propose to give my customers the benefit of my purchases. Call and be convinced. Ms. A. R. . -Dr. .te At. Mr, Mr. Mf. Mr, '? ?F W W mij i mi i nil ii i is nn 1 1 is i hi ii ii m i ! i rm 1 1 n i in n 1 1 1 1 1 mm n i s 1 1 1 inn n 1 1 1 1 1 u n 1 1 1 1 n n n I- L. ZECKENDORF & CO., 1 EE Manufacturers' ui.iti.iini. Wholesale and Retail Departments. Boots and Shoes, Clothing and Furnishings, Dry and Fancy Goods, Furniture and Carpets, Staple and Fancy Groceries, Builders' Hardware, Shelf Hardware, Hay and Grain, Large Slocks of the Above Always on Hand. jg Agents for Butterick Patterns jj THE "DELINEATOR" g Mail Orders Promptly Attended to. j i in i n n iu u 1 1 1 in i n n i ii i ri n n i ns in n 1 1 1 1 n in r i n i u li 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 in n n 11 1 in u n n iniu nS Y0 V( U. HAW nothing BUT THE genuine: Building & Loan A-ssociation. Florence, Pinal County, Arizona I . T. Whittbmori, President, A. T. CoJLTON, Secretary. D. C. Stevehb, Treasurer Directors: Rev. I. T. Whittemore. A. t! Colton, D. C. Stevens, F. M. Doan and R. T. Bollen. Office : At Flobbkcx TribuKB office. Directors' regular meetings, first Monda) in each month at 1 o'clock p. m. Kolicc Tor Publication. (Homestead Application No. 2157.) DEPARTMENT OF THK INTERIOR. I Land Office at Tucson, Ariz., April 21,1899. TWOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ' following-named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in sup port of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Clerk of the District Court at Florence, Arizona, on Saturday, June 8, 1899, viz; Beverly P. Herndon, for the NWli See. 28. T. 5 S., R. 8 E., G. A S. R. B. A M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultiva tion of said land, viz: John G. Keating, William Y. Price, Albert F. Barker and Louis E. Grah&m, all of Florence, Arizona. MILTON R. MOORE, Register. First publication April 29, 1SW, MI J i ' Mt- .!. -t't. -Dtr, .. &!. Mr. ! Mr. it lit M', Mr. Mr, si Mf. JlS" ii? i'r. W w Si? Sir, IS? It 2?'! IN- FLORENCE, ARIZ. BARKER. M'MtMf. Mr, Mr. Mr, Mr, Mr, Mr, Mr, M(, W )? ifWi? W Vif iftf'if TUCSON, A. T, m Agents and Dealers in m uii vi iHii lsiui-j : 13 a $1.00 PES TEAR. You will find one coupon Inside each two ounce bag and twocou pons Inside each four ounce bagofBlackwell's Durham. Buy a bag of this celebrated tobacco and read the coupon which gives a list of valuable presents and how to get them. MESA, FLORENCE AND GLOBE STAGE LINE. Three Trips a week. Daylight Travel Leaves Mesa 5 a. m. Tuesdavs, Thursdays and Saturdays. Arrives at Florence at U:S a. m. Leaves Florence at 1 p. m., arriving at Globe at B n. m., the following day. Leaves Globe 8 a. m. Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays. Arrives at Florence at 11 a. m. the following day.. Leaves Florence for Mesa at 1 p. m. Arrrives at Mesa at 6 p. m. Stages stop over night at Riverside. Good accommodations given the traveling public, htages connect with stages for Diidleyville, Benson, Mammoth, Oracle and Tucson. Johsson Baos, Agents at Mesa. Louis Sultan, Agtnt at Globe. 0. C. Stkvkns. Agent at Florence, J. SOLIS,. Watchmaker and Jeweller. In the Keating Building, ad-i joining the Post Office. Vocal and Instrumental Music Lesson Givenv 01.