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VOL. VIII. FLOKENCE, FINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JULY 15, L899. NO. 29. PROFESSIONAL CARDS- DS: ANCIL MARTIN, JjJTB AND EAR. PhoenlxUriKma GEO. M. BROCKWAY, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence at aospitnl Florence. Arjsona GEO. SCOTT. JUSTIC8 OK THR PEACE, NOTARY Public rcd Conveyancer, Dudley ville, A.T. "DOCTOR MORRISON. 1 )HTSICIAN AND SURGEON. All Calls an swered promptly dRjor'ni'fht. Residence ia the. liio'ltls building jnsf tutoU-tof CR. MleheaoVtLr,-ee, Floieac. A. T. M.P, f REEMAS, . Presld sot ;WM. C.DAVIS, Viee-I'resideiit. CONSOLIDATED "NATIONAL "BANK, :'Qt Tceksn, Arizona. Capita PaidJUp, -Surplus artd Profits, Denosits. 250;coo IO.OOO 400,000 'Foreign exchange. "Cable and telegraphio transfer all over the world. Aocountsof individuals, firms and corpora, tlons solicited and their interests carefully looked- after. i&. B. TENNEY. Cashier. THE- Under Management of $5r. E0, M. BROCKWAY. Completely Restocked With Drugs, Patent Medicines, oilet Articles, Perfumeries 8lank Books, Stationery, Cigars, Etc. NOVELTIESORDEREO FROM TfKETOllBE. All Lee'sBestaiiraiit Opposita'THE Florekce Tribunb office In P. R. "Brady,' Jr's., New Building. First-class in every resoect. Meals S and 25 , cU .Ladies dmttvgroom. Corner 7th and Main street '"Florence. - - -- ArizDna. .Elliott Hons. '(South Side Railroad Track.) Cam Grande, Arizona, W f. EUfOTT, Proprwtor. First-class Accommodations for .Commercial Travelers and the Gen eral Public. 'Booms newly furnished and kept neat and clean. Table supplied with the beat the mar ket affords by an excellent American cook. Corner Saloon, CHAS. W, HARDY, Proprietor. , Florence, - - Arizona. Headquarters for the Gang. The finest of Wines, Liquors and Cigars. ,C. S. IIIGHEA & DEALERS IN fieri lercli se, Corner Main and 12th streets. Florence. ... Arizona G. E. AHGULO'S Meat Market, i . Main Street, Florence. Is constantly supplied with Fat Beef, which will be furnished customers at the lowest cash prices. We buy for cash and are com pelled to sell for cash, and will use our best endeavors to guarantee satisfaction to our customers. Antonio, Chinaman dealer IN General lerclalse ", Corner Oth and Bailey streets, Florence. Arizona. Florence mm- anui Florence -Hotel, L. K. DRAIS, - "Prcprietor, : Newly Furnished and Refitted. ' Will be run STRICTLY FIRST CLASS. Table supplied with the best the market affords. Elegantly Furnishedltooms AND AI L MODBRS I PPOlKT.MEXTo. Bar Constantly. '"Surrd With i the Choicest Wines, Liquors .and Cigars. J Patronage of Commercial men arid the eu- erai duduc respectfully ouortedt The Valley Bank, PHOINIX,' ARIZONA. Capital, - - - $100,000 Surplus, 5,000 Wsl. Chbistt, President. M. H.Shkbmast, Yice-Presidett. M. W. Mcssixokb, Cashier. Receive Deposits, - Make Collections, Buy nd Sell Exchange, Discount Commercial Paper and do a General Basking Business. Office ' Honrs, 9 a. m. to 3 p. in. 'OOSBBSFOKBKBTS. ' ArhericanExchoinre National Rank. N. T. The Anglo-Calif oruia Bank, San Francisco, California. Am. Exchange Naf'l Bank, Chicago, IIL First National Bank, Los Angeles. Bank of Arizona, Prescott, Arizona. ARIZONA CONSOLIDATED Stage anfl Livery Co. JtlHCORPORATED 1892.) DAILY: STAGE BETWEEN Florence snd Casa Grande Livery, Feed & Sale Stables Florence and Casa Grande. . THE ARIZONA NATIONAL BANK, Of Tucson, Arizona. Capital Stock, - - - $ 50,000 Surplus and Profits, - - 7.500 OFFICERS: Babbok 3L Jacobs, President. Fbbd Fliishuax, Vice-President. Lionel M. Jacobs, Cashier. J. M. Obmsbt Assistant-Cashier. Transacts a General Banking Business. Malcst telegraphic transfers. Draws For eign and Domestic Rills of Exchange. Accounts of Individuals. Firms and Cor porations solicited. COMMERCIAL HOTEL, European Plan. GEO. H.A.LUHRS, - - Proprietor. Corner Center and Jefferson Streets Phoenix, Arizona. Leading knsiness and family hotel in Lxi- zona. Located in the buufaess center Con tains one hundredroems. Tunnel Saloon. CHOICE: WINES, LIQUOKS AND CIGAES. J. G. KEATINC, Proprietor. Lena Wing Chung DEALER IN s, trroce And Notions. Sell cheap for cash. Corner 10th and Bailey streets, Florence - Arizona. ury iiflflfl THE ARID WEST. SENATOR WARREN'S ADVOCACY OF ITS -CAUSE COMMENDED BY HIS CONSTITUENTS. SUrto tngimer Elwoed Mead Tells of trie Possibilities of irrigation. ilF-rovu the Denver Republican.l Senater Warren's return from Washington to his home in Cheyenne after the adjournment of congress was the occasion of a dinner in his honor, at 'Which' his zealous advocacy of the cause of the went "'as strongly eout tn:r.!ed. u address upon "The l0hsiWV.-...'S of Irriff utiou" was mado by Elwi-'id Mead, state engineer of Wyoming, which was in part as follows : "The possibilities of irrigation em brace uiauy things which tiaiu will cut permit ma to consider. What they have of achievement, of wealth and of population for this region nothing but tbe vision of a prophet: will enable me to forecast. The wonderful trans formation already wrought in the ap pearance, resources and popular esti mation of the value of the arid west makes it difficult in many respects for future possibilities to surpass past acUlevments. IKRIGATION AND CIVILIZATION. "Draper says that 'civilization de pends on climate and agriculture.' After my recent visit to Arizona I was ready to endorse the latter part of the proposition. The long stretches of sandy desert with the gigantic cactuses standing as fitting sentinels over its desolation made me woDder that the Indian had ever consented to make that region his habitation. The miles and miles of alfalfa fields covered with their unapproachable green, which in places have supplanted the desert, made it a matter of surprise that so many .white men had stayei away. Tbe misery of the crucifixion thorn above the ditch and the beauty and bounty of the orange grove beyond it mark the entire span between the barbarism of past ages and the highest achievement of nineteenth century civilization. "The irrigation ditch is tbe con spicuous feature which separates the B'.g Horn Baaiu of Capt. KonneviUc's time from the Rig Horn Baaiu of to-day. A change which marks tbe displace- i ment of a tribe of Indians, which, by j common cob&fLt, w ere the most adroit J and in. hi -inoiH llnefe'i ol th:s con tinent by the establishment of com munities of farmers who are reclaim ing the land and creating homes under an Irrigation system which is known of and admired beyond the borders of our own country for the stability, justice and enlightened principles which form its basis. "Thesuccessof irrigation has already gone beyond the stage of experiment, but to develop its possibilities there must be legislation and adequate social and industrial organization. The greatest obstacle which confronts us is the ignorance or indifference which prevents the enactment of one and development of the other. In this respect onr condition would have been far better if the first settlement had been made on the Pacific instead of the Atlantic slope; in California in s tead of Virginia. RECLAMATION OF THE WEST. "Our growth in population and wealth for the last 300 years has hot been in the direction of preparation for the reclamation of the arid west but directly against it. The importance of the agriculture of humid lands has made tbe reclamation of the arid half of this country seemingly of little eon- seqKTice and has caused those who know nothing of our necessities to re gard our claim for needed aid and the enactment of laws suited to our con ditions to be both nnnessary and im pertinent. "It ia the preponderance of ignor ance and indifference which constitutes our greatest daDger. The trouble is not to secure a development of some kind, but to secure the right kind which will result in the largest and best use of our resources and end in naking irrigated agriculture as stable and prosperous as that dependent on rainfall. The difficulty which con fronts us now is not so much a lack of resources as the opportunity to make the best use of what we have. "It is easier to obtain money to build a canal than it is to secure the definite abrogation of tbe doctrine of riparian rights, which, so long as it is not abro gated, is a perpetual menaee to the value of the canal and the homes it creates. The trouble is not so much to dispose of the public land as to secure the enactment of the land laws which will put those lands in the hands of the men who are willing to undergo the privations of pioneer life for the sake of enjoyinz landed in dependence. "It is those facts which give signi ficance and value to the stopping of the wheels of legislation at the close of the last congress by Senator Warren. It aroused the people of the east from their indifference to this question and showed them that at last the people of the arid west had a cause. It united and inspired the people of tbe west to further effort in behalf of their section by showing them that in the halls of congress they had an able, zealous, and effective advocate." Tho Camp Verde Murder. iFroin the Prcwott Courier. District Attorney Ling returned from Carnp Verde Jei-rterduy morning at o o'eloek. From him tbe reporter gleanod the following correct aceoint of the double murder at that point last Sunday evening: About 10 p. m. a stranger walked up to tbe store; U. M. Rodgers, C, D. Wingfield, Capt. Boyd, Lew Turner and Dick Iopkin3 were seated on the porch engaged in con versation. The stranger sat down and chatted for half an hour, keeping well in the dark most of the time. Rodgers got up, ciosod the front door of the store, barred same on the inside, came out through a room used as a sitting room and asked the stranger if he could do anything for him. The Btranger replied, "You get back in there, Mack 1" Bodgers turned back into tbe sitting room and ran through the store into the baok room where the guns and the safe were. The stranger followed him to the back room and fired, the bullet entering the back o f Bodgers' neck. He fell to the floor and expired. Wingfield was in the bedroom when the shot was fired, lie ran out through tbe sitting room onto the porch, the stranger following about four feet behind him and fired. The bullet strnck Wingfield a short space above the small of the back. Wingfield fell mortally wounded and died about 3 o'clock the next morning. When Wingfield fell the stranger stood between Capt. Boyd and 'Wing field. The other two men ran away at the first 6hot. Boyd started toward Wingfield, when the stranger said, "I might as well kill all you s s of b s," and fired at Boyd, tho bullet goic,j through the right Ic?, two inches above . tUa knetf. T'he stranger then walked oft the porch, made no attempt to rob, but went on to 1ns horse, which was tied about one-eighth of a mile from the s!,ore( in a southerly direction. lie threw tvfo shells from bis pistol as he walked, wb ich shells are now in pos session cf officers. Ilia horse is shod only on one foot. The trail of the horse leads in the direction of Ton to Basin, at all times oh the main road. posse was in pursuit by daylight Monday morning. At 8 :2ft p. m.,Tues' day no word h&'X beu received from posse. ' Now comes some evidence lead' ing up to the probable cause of the murder. Two weeks ago, some Apacb'e- Mohave Indians, camped- near Ft. Verde, lost some posies and went to Bodgers and Wingfield for advice. Bodgers wrota note for the Indians to the justice of the peace at Jerome, The Indians took the trail, after see- Dg the justice, captured two men and recovered their ponies. During the examination of the two- men before the justice, the fact was- brought out that Bodgers had written the note. One of the men named. Oscar Wade, after his discharge, stated that he would get even with Bodgers. Later on. an acquaintance of Wade, who knew him in Globe and Jerome, received a letter from, Wade, written at Flagstaff, in which letter Wade stated that he would be in a canyon near Camp Verde, with easy money to divide. It is thought that Wade is the man for the reason that he singled out Rodgers and Wingfield to be his viotims, shot ! Bodgers fijhi. He did not shoot to kill in shooting at Boyd, as he stood within a few feet of Boyd when he fired. The only news heard from the posses was brought in by Sain Parker, who stated that he met the second and third posses twenty miles from Camp Verde following the trail of the horse with three unshod feet. The mur derer is described as follows : Is about 32 years old, five feet ten inches high, dark moustache, brown hair and eyes, short growth of dark beard, fine voice, quick, nerveous eye, weighs 175 pounds, wore a white hat and dark clothes. He worked in Globe eight months ago and is said to be wanted in Texas for murder. He had eiffht hours the start of the first posse and was unable to get a change of horses before he reached Strawberry. The trail showed that he galloped his horse for 30 miles. The posses, head ed by Sheriff Munds, are made up of cowboys who know every foot of the country lor a hundred miles every way. The whole population of tbe Verde Valley turned out to the fu neral of the murdered men. Rev. Thompson preached a very eloquent sermon. pi Nr. iisssiUTiEY Makes the food more delicious and wholesome HOYAt BAttfNq POWPE THE TEXAS RANGERS Old Institution to Be Leglblated Out of Existence. Has Lost Caste of Late Yearsi n Has Dwindled Down 14 si Mere Hanrtnl of Old Timers. "We are going to lose what has al ways been to me the most character istic of the men of Texas, if a bit of leg islation now pending manages to pass, said Frank I!. Lamar, cf Austin, in that state. "The proposition is up to do away with the Texas state mngers, a body of rough and ready fellows who were a cross between the gentleman cowboy, the policeman and the 'tough man' of the plains. At one time there was a bunch of these fellows, ivho liked the rough and careless lives they had to lead. They were the most irregu lar of regulars, but they were a ver- ef ficient police force for the state, and they have a record of very many good deeds performed in the line of duty, as well as one of some pretty rough fun. "They came into being just after the war as a sort of mounted police for eur frontier, to guard the then sparse ly settled country from the 'greasers who came over from Mexico to steal cattle or smuggle goods from one coun try to trie other. They bated greas-' ers, Indians and squawmen as his Sa tanic majesty is said to hate holy wa ter, and would rather kill one than eat a square meal or kill a rattler. They bad a sort of uniform, but the prin cipal feature of it was the saddle of their horses, and whenever one had; made a good bit of money it was a saddle that he first thought of pur chasing. Some of these were gorgeous in the extreme,, all covered with Bilvei" ornftnipnts and filigree work of all sorts. Each of them carried a navy re volver, a carbine, a !.-o and a blanket when he was on duty. Their ponies were the" tough little bronchos of the plains, and they could ride like the devil, shoot to kill, riding or standing, and endure any hardship. They feared: neither (jod, man. nor ihc devii, cu h& been well said of them, and each had a lot of notches in the butt of either his carbine or his revolver, generally in both, as proof of the individuals they had killed in the line of duty, each notch indicating a life taken. It was generally the life of a man whom the community could well spare. They thus marked the passage to their last account of horse thieves, smugglers, In dians or 'bad men,' who were the worst, as they were the most cowardly and treacherous, of the whole bunch. "Of late years the 'rangers' have rather lost caste and they have dwin dled down to about 50 in all, drawing pay from the state. The country has become so generally settled and the tough element so well subdued that there seems now no longer any place for them in the police scheme of the state. I am not the only old Texan that is sorry to see the rangers go, for, even though they have of late lived rather in the imagination of the people" than in fact, they were so thoroughly feared by thieves and ruffians that their past reputation has served to keep these yeople on their good: behavior. We all fear that with the passing of this body there may return frontier troubles and perhaps the old-time thievery and smuggling.. But I suppose the state officers and legislators know best about the matter, and we will have to ac eept their dispersion whether or no.- But one thing I do know, and tliatisthat the women who have to live on the ranches will regret the passing of the' rangers. They rarely Bad any use for them, but when there was any trouble and the rangers were around, the wom en folks knew they were nafe. Manv a woman owes her life to tbe timely ar rival at the ranch of &ne or more of these members of our frontier police. They ve been mighty good friends to the Texans, but as they have outlived their day iu helping along tbe scheme of civilization I suppose they must go. They will be mightily missed by the early settlers of the state, those men who aided to develop the big ranches, some of whom are bigger than the states up east here." N. Y. Times. COPPER-LINED STOMACHS. Remarkable Gaslrononiioal Peats ol as Esslishmss ss4 si Amerleeia. John Collins, who has lately distin guished himself by swallowing 91 peb bles and has come out of Peterbor ough infirmary, where he has been in confinement as the consequence ol this feat, no doubt thinks he has beaten the record. He is mistaken, however. A much more remarkable feat is recorded in the museum of Guy's hospital, where they have some scraps of pocket knives that have been swallowed by one John WAHIU&. 'Pure co., wrw votm. Cummings, nn American sailor, ne and his mates went to a fair and rw a mountebank doing some wonderful Most of them were greatly i in pressed by the performance, but tuinn-iiigs marie litrht of it, and declared he could do the same if he liked. On being dared to do it, he took out bis own pockctknife Mid boiled it. His ship males were naturally delighted. They plied him with grog and aiTectMiiratHy" encouraged him to still farther achieve ments. Cummings boldly declaf-ed his! readiness to swallow all the pocket-1 knives on shipboard. Three were in stantly offered him, and he actually swallowed them all. One of the four he seemed to have permanently appro priated, and for six years he expert-' mented no more in this way. Even tuallj', however, he tried a few moro of these somewhat indigestible articles of diet, and, it was said, would Bwal low a knife with the utmost indiffer ence. When Cummings told his story to the' doctors, as, of course, he had to do in the end, they thought him a mono maniac and were inclined to pay no at-1 tention to it. External examination,' however, showed that a. metal point had perforated the a1 of the stom ach and induced the hospital author ities to administer powerful solvents in order, if possible, to get rid of the ob structive fragments of this singular dietary. Terhaps the stomach which had held out against pocketknives gave in to the doctors' strong medicine. At all events, the man died', and they have, on show at Guy's some 40 or 50 scraps of metal blades and bits of hp.ndlrs and other component parts of pocketknives all testifying to the truth of the story the man had told and proving, indis putably that he had long been in the habit of amusing himself or astonish ing his friends or perhaps- turning an' honest penny occasionally in this-original way. Collins cerliiuiy hrni beaten' him by coming out of the infirmary alive. London News. THE MAN BEHIND THE PLOW'. There's been a lot to say about t he roan be hind the fun, And fulks has praised- him highly tor the' noble work he-done; He won a lot of honor for the land where' men are free It was him that sent the Spaniards kltln'' back across the sea. But he's had his day of glory, had his little' spree, and now There's another to be mentioned he's the'' man behind the plow. A battleship's tv wonder and an army's' very grand. And warrin's a profession only heroes under stand: There's somethin' sorto' thrill iu' in-a flag?' that's wavin' high. And it makes you want to holler when the" boys sro marchin' by ; But when the shoutin's over and the flghtin's- done, somehow We find we're still depending on the man be-" hind the plow. They sine about the glories- of the man be hind the gun. And the books are full of stories of the won ders he has done: The world has been made over by the fear less ones who fight ; Lands that used to be in darkness they have opened to the light : When God'sehildren snarl the soldier has to settle up the row, And folks haven't time for thlnkln' of they man behind the plow. In all the pomp and splendor of an army on? parade. And through all the awful darkness that the smoke of battles made: In the halls where jewels glitter and wher sboutln' men debate. In the palaces where rulers deal out honor to the great, There is not a single person who'd be doln'' bizness now Or have medals if it wasn't for the man be hind the plow. We're a-bni!din' miehty cities aod we're1 firainin' lnftv Tiefe-tits We're ft-wioiiin' lots of glory and we're set tin' things to rights ; We're a-showin' all creation bow the nor Id's airairs snouid run: Future men'll gasze in wonder at the things that we have done. And theyll overlook the feller, j 1st the same as we do now. Who's the whole concern's foundation - t uat s tne man behind tbe plow. -IS. E. Riser. Preserver 41 t-fruits, jellies, pickles or catsup are StSWrt easily, mors quickly, more : healthfully sealed with Beflned I Paraffins was tbaa by any other I method. Dozens of other ossswiuba found , j ncnncu Paraffins Wax to efery household. It Is clean, UateleBa and odorlet air, water and acid proof. Get a pound eake of it witn a or its many uoea from your druirgist or grocer. BOia everywnera. M&ae oy &TAXDAJB.D OIL CO.