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' VOL. VIII. FLORENCE, PINAL COUNTY, AKIZONA, SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1899. NO. 31. PROFESSIONAL CARDS- ' DR. ANCIL MARTIN, . JYE AND BAR.-Thoenlx, Arizona .GEO. M. BROCKWAY, THYSICIAN(AND BURGEON. Office and A resideuoeat hoslal Florence. Arizona GEO. SCOTT. tX'STICK THE PEACE, NDTARi " Public and Conveyancer, Dudleyville, " DOCTOR 'MORRISON. J rHTSTCI N ! SURGEON. All Calls an ' svereir proi.iptly day or night. Resilience iri ih "iTHi'ld tuilding 5ust book of C. R. llicheai Co., store, 1'lnrsuee, A. X. M-. I'. KEIlKMAX, fc President. WM.'C'.DAVIS. Vice-Prcident. THE CONSOLIDATED NATIONAL BANK, Of Turhoa, Arizona. Capital Paid Up, - -Surplus and Profits, Deposits, - - - 50,000 10,000 500,000 Foreign exchange. Cable-aud telegraphic transfers all over the world. Aocountsof Individuals, firms and corpora, tions solicited and their interests earefuHy looked- after. B. B. TENNEY, Cashier. THE CnderManagement of , . Dr. GEO, M. BROCK WAY. Completely Restocked With Drugs, Patent Medicines, Toilet Articles, Perfumeries Blank Books, Stationery, Cigars, Etc. WOVELTIES ORDERED FROM TIME TO TIME. ,'M M Istairait ''Oppoaite'Toi fr.'.-REXCR Tribusk office In P. R. Brady, Jrs.f New Building. First-clats in every resiiect- Meals 35 and 25 et Ladies dim og room. Corner 7th and Main street Florence, - - - Arizona. Elliott House, (3onth Side Railroad Track.) ' Casa Grande, ' - - Arizona, W V. ELLIOTT, Proprietor. First-lass Accommodations" for "Commercial Travelers and the Gen eral Public. ' Rooms newly furnished er.d kept neat and clean. Table sirpplled with the hesttfce mar f tet 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. i IIGHEA & C DEALERS IS General lerclanfee, Corner Ham and 12Mi streets. vFlorencB - ' - Arizona. G. E. AHCULO'S Meat Market, Main Street, Florence. T. nflvsiinalledwithFat Beef, which -will be furnished customers at the lowest auIi nricM. We buv for eash and are com pelled to sell for cash, and will use our best endeavors to guarantee satisfaction to our eustomers. Antonio, Chinaman DEALER IS lerctoflise, Corner 9th and Bailey streets, Florence. - -. Arizona mm mm General Florence Hotel, 'L. K. DRAIS, - PfbDrletor. Kv,-ly Furnished and Refitted. Will be run STRICTLY FIRST .CLASS. "Table supplied ' it h the best the market affords. Elegantly Fr.fnished Ropms A SDALL UOUK UN A fl WKTMRKTS, Bar Constantly Supplied With the Choicest Wines, 'Liquors ' and Cigars. Patronage-of Commercial men and the gen eral public respectfully solicited. The Valley Bank, PrKENIX. ARIZONA. Capital, - - - $100,000 Surplus, - - - 25,000 Wit. Chsisty, President. M. H-Shshm an, Vice-President. M. W. Uissisqeb, Cashier. Receive Deposits, Make Collections, Buy and Sell Exeasatxje, Discount Commercial Paper and do a General Banking Business. Office Hours, 9 a. m, to 3 p. m. COBRESPONDEHTS. American Exchange National Bank. N. Y. T he Amrln-Cnlirnrnlii nanlr B- California. ' Am. Exchange Kat'l Bank, Chicago, III. First National Bank, Los Angeles. Bank of Arizona, fresco tt. Arizona. ARIZONA CONSOLIDATED. Stage and LiTerr Co. . (iNCOBPO RATED 1892.) --' DAILY : STAGE X ETWEES j Florence tnd Dasa Grande Livery, Feed & Sale. Stables Florence and Casa Granae. THE ARIZONA NATIONAL BANK, Or Tuci on, Arizona. Capital Stock, - - . $50,000 Surplus and Profits, - - 7,500 OFFICERS: Bsanos M. Jacobs, President. Thed Fleishman, Vice-President. Liokel M. Jacobs, Cashier. i. M. OlutSBY Assistant-Cashier. Transacts a General Banking Badness. Makes telegraphic transfers. Draws For eign and Domestic Bills 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 fctmiress and family hotel in Ari zona. .Located in the buiutf8efeirterf Con tains oue hundrrdrom. Tunnel Saloon. CHOICE WINES, LIQUOKS AND CIGARS. J. C. KEATINC, Proprietor, Lem Wing Chung DEALER IN Dry Goods, Groceries And Notions. Sell cheap for cash. Corner 10th and Bailey streets, Florence - - Arizona, WATER WANTED. WHILE MILLIONS OF GALLONS RON TO WASTE. What Bocent Government Investigations Disclose in Regard to Irrigation Possibilities In Arizona. Good Indians and Industrious White Hen Who Are Practically Destitute for Lack of Water. An Exceptionally Favorable Opportunity to Inaugurate the Much-taiked-of Systsai 01 Federal Irrl gatUn. From the Los Angeles Times. July 10. J. B. Lipplncott, the representative in Los Angeles of the Hydrograpbio Office of the United States Geographical Survey, fur nishes The Times the following irrigation possibilities in Arizona: "The Gila River Indian reservation Is situated about eighteen miles south of Phoe nix, and extends along the Gila River for a distance of nearly fifty miles. Here are located the Pima and Maricopa Indiana to the number of nearly five thousand. These Indians are known throughout the Terri tory as 'good Indians.' They have always been peaceful in their habits, and agricul tural or pastoral in their pursuits. They are now cultivating the lands where the prehistoric races built the now-ruined Casa Grande and its neighboring canals. Irriga tion has been practiced in this valley from prehistoric times. Many ancient ditches can be traced across the plain, showing evidences of engineering skill, and testifying to the fact that large volumes of water were at one time carried. "The Plmas and Maricopas have been, until recently, a self-sustaining nation. They raise their crops of grain and corn with a skill equal to that of the whites The settlers, seeing the results which the In dians have produced, through the operation of the desert- land act, brought udder culti vation much land in the valley of the Gfla, adjacent to this reservation, and have built extensive eanals between Florence and the railioad station of Casa Grande. Under the provision of the United States law, all land bought nnder the desert-land act must be made productive by the application of water. In order to comply with the provis ions of this law, the settler was compelled to make diversions from the Gila River at points above the Indian reservation. Other lands we-e taken up under similar coodi- ioiu onhe upper portion of thel'riia River. These diversions by the whites quickiy de prive the Indian of their water supply, and for the past five years iUt-y have been left on the desert without water for their crops and scarcely enough for their horse?. They are put hi the lKisition of either havii.-g to steaL starve or be fed as puuiio wards, and the government has been forced to issue rations to them and feed them, as it does the soldiers. Numerous court decisions have been rendered establishing beyond con troversy the fact that the Indian has the prior and the better right to the water, but the whites have maintained their water supply despite the dictates of the court. The development of this newer civilization has become so extensive that to cut off its water supply would mean the desolation of many thousands of acres of fine farms and orchards. Evidently, thesituatlon is a dim cult one, and the Indian Bureau is hard pressed for a proper answer. In 18S6 an allotment of $3500 was made from the appropriation for the Indian Office for a preliminary investigation of the avail able water supply for these Indians. Mr. Newell was instructed to make this investi gation by the Secretary of the Interior, and be delegated Arthur P. Davis to take the matter np In the field. The surveys were necessarily of a preliminary nature, but the storage possibility of the Gila River was fully demonstrated. It was shown that this. stream drained about fifteen thousand square miles of the high plateau and moun tain region of Eastern Arizona, and that the river is remarkable for its exceedingly light grade. Consequently, the storage possibili ties of the stream are great. Recommenda tions wore made by Mr. Davis calling for further sad more accurate surveys, and In the spring of 1898 Congress passed a second appropriation of J20.000 for the completion, of this investigation. The hydrograpbio de partment of the Geological Survey was again delegated as the proper otfii-e to eort- dnet tlu-se surveys. 'The Ciila RSver derives its source from the White Mountains in westeroi.Xew Msouco. and eastern Arizona, whiehrUe to elevations of from ten to twelve thousand feet. At the pointwhere It issue from its mountainous basin, there are over twelve tliuusund square miles draining through its canons. The baoki. biis been extensively explored, and three large reservoir sites located and surveyed. The capacity of these reservoir sites has been determined and filings have been made under the United States laws for their segregation from the public domain. At a point known as the Buttes a dam ISO feet in height above the bed. of the stream will store enough water to cover 174,000 aores one feet deep, or, as it is technically ex pressed, 174,000 acre feet. A dam at this point would be approximately 300 feet long at the bed of the stream and 800 feet at its crest. At Riverside, Ariz., it was found that a dam KO-feet long at its. base, and approxi mately 800 feet long on top will store a much- greater quantity of water, the surveys at this site being stilt Inoomplete. At San Carlos, on the Apache Itoservation, the river passes through a narrow gorge 100 feet wide, and a dam at this point 150 feet high would be but 200 feet long at the crest. Such a dam would store 861,000 acres one foot deep; "Extensive explorations have been made to determine the depth of bed rock at each one of these dam sites. At the Buttes the bed rock is disappointingly deep, the depths ranging in the center of the channel from 75 to 124 feet beneath the surface of the stream. At Riverside the maximum depth on the axis of the dam is approximately seventy five feet, while at San Carlos the depth to bed rock is believed to be substantially less than at either of the other dam sites. "The records of the Bow of the Gila River have bteakept at the, Buttes for a nuiabet of years, and the estimates of available water supply are, therefore, based on actual measurements, not on surmise, Tbeordi aary flow of this stream la ample to fill the largest; of these reservoirs, and an the driest years of which we hare a rseord It baa been as great as 200,0M aere feet- ' "It will be seen by the above figures that the possibility of storing water on this stream ts very great. It la doubtful If it has any equal in this line among all the streams of arid America. The Saa Carlos dam site, particularly, is one of unusnal merit. The size of the necessary dasa, the available water supply, the great storage basin, and the proximity of railroad facili ties are perfect; while the other two sites also have features of merit. "The duty of water in Southern Arizona i is sreator than in California. For the raie ' lug of the staple crop of alfalfa, a ilxvit- of , twenty-fonr inches -of if?r 1 lorti'na.-ily , applied to the land, which is equivalent; u a j E..w for six months tit one tuimt's toeas4 each three and one-half acres. On this tiU, the SanCarios site will furnish enough water to irrigate over 150,000 acres of laud. If it is aaaumed that each two acres will sup port one inhabitant, this would permit of a population of 75,000 souls to be sustained from this reservoir. "These figures are more startling when the fact is realized that at the present time all of the canals below the San Carlos dam site are absolutely dry, and that the country from the Apache Reservation to the mouth of the Salt River is in a condition of w ithered drought, with Its inhabitants both white aud Indian reduced almost to the condition of abject want. It is estimated that 10,000 acres of land should be Irrigated on the Gila Indian Reservation in order to relieve the condition of the Indians. This would leave over 100,000 acres that could be irri gated on the public domain. If 100,000 acres of these public lands could be so irrigated and being subdivided into forty-aore tracts.' sold to actual settlers, at the rase of S10 ta fl5 per acre, the condition of the Indian would be wholly relieved, and it is probable the government would be reimbursed for its entire outlay. In addition to this, a district offering ideal conditions for Irrigation, with a soil which is unexcelled, with a climate that will produce crops in continu ous rotation, will be mado ta support a population of 75,000, and will add to the public wealth of the Territory, on a conser vative estimate, over 6,000,000." BOARD OF SUmiVISORS. Official Proceedings J Office Boabd of EjrALizATioir, Flore sc An?., July 6, lSOSr. The Board met pnrsraTitto adjourn ment. 1'resent R. Vf, Kersey, chai raian ; J. P. Maybew and O. V. Cook; tnein bars, and F, A. Chamberlin, clerk. Proceedings, ot meeting held Jnly 3rd were read and upon motion approved- The Board proceeded to equalize assessments as by law provided, ior the year 1899. , Upoa motion the Clerk was in structed to notrf the, following named persons to appear before tbe Board on, the 17th day of July, 1893, and show cause, if ny tkere be, why the additions to their several assess ments, indicated should not be istade: James B. Arthur, raised on value ot 100 acres of land from $125 to $250. Arizona Stage- Co., raised on un divided interest in the west 82" feet of block 105, Florence towtisite,, and improvements from $75 to $200 ; on of fice furniture from $20to $40. Manuel Arvizu, raised on 75- feet front on Main street by 75 feet deep; the north 40 feet adjoining- the above ; 3& feet north, of lot 10,. block 5, south Florence, and improvements, from $240 to $400. X. Aguirre, raised on cattle from 60 to 75 head. Harry Argall, added- to list, on mower, one rake,. one plow and set of .harness, $80., Arujo, Jose, added to list, spring wngoa $l0,hamfls $N). Arizona Land and Improvement Co., raised on lot 3, block 37, Arizola town site, from $40 to $70t j Trinidad Arviru, raised on improve ments on lot 6, block 2, from $75 to $150; liquors and merchandise added to list $50. ' Geo. J. Actons raised on southeast quarter of section 15i township 9 south, range 17 east, 160 acres, from $300 to $480; and southwest quarter-section 14, township 9 south, range 17 east, 160 acres, from $400 to $480;, and the north west quarter section 22; township 0 south, range 17 east, 160 acres,, from $200 to $480 ; and the southwest quarter of northwest quarter of section 14, township 0 south," range 17 east, 40 acres, from $100 to $120. B. J. Aldwinkle, added to list saddle $15, harness $15, house $50. . Upon, motion the Board adjourned to meet to-morrow, at 8 a. m. R. W. KERSEY", Attest. Chairman. F. A. Chambeb&ik, Clerk. Office Board of Equalization, ) Florence, Ariz., July 7, 1890.J The Board met pursuant to adjourn ment.. Present E. W. Kersey, chairman; J. F. Mayhew and O. F. Cook, mem bers, and F. A. Chamberlin, clerk. Proceedings of yesterday were read and approved. P. E. Brady, Jr., ordered raised on the northwest quarter of block 124, Florence townsite, from $50 to $100, and improvements from $450 to $550. Bark & Criswell, ordered raised on cattle, from 750 head, $9,000, to 1200 $14,400. J. H. Braly, ordered raised on south west quarter of section 31, township 4 south, range 10 east, 160 acres, from $1,050 to $1,600; and sonth west quarter of northeast quarter sectiuo 29, town ship 4 so.'th, range 10 east, 40 aores, from $200 to 400. Braly, Mrs. M. J., ordered raised on north half of section 20, township 5, range 9, 320 acres, from $2,000 to $3,200 ; and southwest . quarter section 20y township 5, range 9, 160 acres, from $1,000 to $1,600. Bennett, Angelina, ordered raised on southeast quarter section ft, township 5, range 8, 160 acres, from $1,200 to $1,600. ' Beard, W. II., ordered raised' on west half of northwest quarter and west half of southwest quarter, section 15, township 6, range 9, 160 acres, from $1,518 to $1,600", iroproweraents on same from $600 to $1,000; also south east quarter section, 26-, township 5; range 8, 160 acres, from $350 to $875. Bennett, Dolores, ordered raised on fractional part of northeast quartet ot northeast quarter of northeast quarter1 section 30, township 6, range 6, fiacres, from $35 to $60. Bennett,. CJiaa. P., ordered raised on ' southeast quarter section- H; township 6, range 6, 160 acres, with water right, -$600 to $870. Rogert & De Golyer,. ordered raised on cattle head $2W, to head $480. Bryan, E. B., ordered raised- on? west half of section 24, township 6, range 6, 320 acres, and KX acres water right, from 1 1,375 to $3,420. . Bayless & Berkslew, ordered raised on east haii of section 8, tovmBui 10, range 18, S20 acres, from $640 to $060; southwest Cjuarter section 9, township lO.range 18, 160 acres, from $320 to$480 ; west half of northwest quarter aod west half of southwest quarter section 27, township 10, range 18, 160 acres, from $320 to $430?aslhalf of northeast quarter and east half of southeast quar ter section 28, township 10,rangel6; 168 acres, from $320 to $480; east half of northeast quarter section S3, township 10-, range 18, 80' acres, from $160 to $240; west half of northwest quarter section 34, township 10,: range 18,80 acres,. $160 to $210-. Brown & Wills, ordered' raised o northeast quarter section 22, township 7, range 16, 160 acres, from $320 to $480. Brandenberg, J. V., ordered added h to list, improvements on ranch at Arivaipa-1150. Branaman, It!. L. ordered raised' on southwest quarter of section 35, town Bhip 4, range 14, 160 acres, from $350 to $480. Brown,'; J. raised on northeast quarter and south half of northwest quarter section 31, township 4, range 10, 240 acres, from $480 to $1200 ;;riorth: east quarter section 22,' township 7, range 16, 160 acres, from $320 to $480 ; northeast quarter of southeast quarter aod northwest half of northeast quar ter and southeast quarter of northeast quarter section 12, township 8, range 16, 160 acres, from $320 to $480 ; west half of southwest quarter aud south west quarter of northwest quarter sec tion 7, township-9, range 17, 120 acres, from $240 to $360; southeast quarter of northeast quarter and northwest quar ter of northwest quarter' section 18; township 8, range 17, 80 acres, from $160 to $240; north half of northeast quarter and northeast quarter of south east quarter and southeast quarter of northeast quarter section 19, township 8, range 17, 160 acres, from $320 to $48Q ;- west half and southwest quarter of southeast quarter section 2C, town ship 8 range 17, 360 acres, from $720 to $1080; east half and west half of north west quarter section 29, township 8, range 17, 320 acres, from $640 to' $960; west half of northwest quarter and southeast quarter of northeast'quar ter section 32, township 8; range 17, 120 acres, from $240 to $360; west half of southwest quarter of southeast quar ter of south-west quarter and west ba'.f ot northwest quarter section 33, town' ship 8-, range 17, 200: acres, from $400 to $600 ;- east half of northwest half, west half of northeast quarter and southeast quarter section 4, township 9, range 17, 320 acres, from $640 to' '$960; east half of southeast quarter; east half of northeast quarter, north west quarter of northeast quarter see Hon 9, township 9, range 9, 200 acre from $400 to $600; also raised on cattle from 1600 head $19,200, to 2000 bead $24,000, J. F. Mayhew voting "no." Upon tnotioo Board adjourned to meet to-morrow at 7 a. m. E. W. KERSEY, Attest: Chairman' F. A. Chameerms, Clerlr; Orrit'K BoAitD or Equalization, Florence, Ariz., July 8, 1HW.J The Board met pursuant to adjourn-' meut. " Present B. W. Kerery, chairman J. F. Mayhew and 0. F. Cook, mem bers, and F. A. Chamberlin, clerk, by' Thos. Gr. Peyton, deputy. Proceedings of yesterday werereadr and' approved.- Charaleau, Angelina, ordered ruised' on sou tb west quarter of section 5,' township 5, range 9, 81 acres, from' $480' to $810'; northwest quarter of sec-' tion 7, township 5, range 9', 75 acres,' from $450 to $750; northeast quarter of section 7, township 5, range' &V tl9 acres, from $714 to $1190; northwest' quarter of section 8, township 5, range' 9, 101 acres from $606 to $1010;-north east quarter of section 8, township fy range 9, 78 acres, from $468 to $780. Charaleau, Pedro, ordered raised on' northeast quarter section 8, township 5; range 9; 160'acres; from $1280 to $1600;' west half of northeast quarter section 24, township 10, range 14, 80 acres, from $160 to $400; west half of southr east quarter of section 24, township 10,' range 14, 80 seres, from $100 to $400. Ghnm, Kin, ordered raised on' merchandise from $50 to $300. Clark, J. L., ordered raiked'on'north--' east quarter of section 15, township 9,' range 17, 160 acres, from $400 to $480; southwest quarter of southwest quar ter section 3, township 9,' range 17, 40 ssvtHpt- rifcarKsr of t!orhwt' quarter' sec ti-ju K,. tbvrneHip 9,'t-an'gv 17,40 acres, west half of northwest quarter section 10, township 9, range' 17, 80 acres, from $200 to $480. Denier, A. J., ordered raised on! nortit tai'-'o southeast quarter section 31, township 4, range 10, 62 acres.' from $500 to $620. Durau, Y. G., ordered raised on stock' horses 40 head from $125 to $200. Diistin, Mrs. Emma J'.,- ordered' raised on improvements of lot 5) block -1, also of block 1, lot 4, Western Ad-" ditionFlorence townsite, from $350 to' $50o: Draper, Richard, ordered raised on' cattle 25 head $300, to 60 head $600;' also added to list possessory right at Cottobwood $150. DeNure, B: B., ordered raised on' southwest quarter of section 20, town-' ship 6, range 6, 160 acres, from $480 to' $8007 improvements on same from $100'' to $350. Day, YT. T., ordered' added- to list' house and improvements, Casa Grande,' $250. Davis,' Geo. .O.,' ordered raised on' northwest quarter of section 5j town-' 6Tiip 10, range 18, 160 acres, from" $375' ,to $48();' . ' Edoff, J. P., ordered1 ra5wt on north-' east quarter section 10, township 5,' range 9, 123 acres, from $!K50 to $14001 English, L. L., ordered raised on im provements and 10 acres water right, Beeti'on 23,' from $200 to $250. Upon motion Board adjourned- to' meet Monday, July 10, at 7 a. nv, R. W. KERSEY, Attest: Chairman.' F. A, Chamberlin, Clerk', By Taos; Gv Peyton, Deputy. It is said that Jack Best, who wasar-' rested above here some time ago and' taken to Socorro on the charge of horse stealing, gave bond on hia arrival at Socorro and was immediately appointed; as a deputy sneriK for Socorro county.- IClif toe Cocpper Era. Eureka Harness Oil la the best preservative or new leather and the best renovator of old leather. It oils, softens,' black ens and- protects. Una Eureka Oemess Oil on yonr best bsvneas, yont old hap. Hess, and your carriage top, aod tbey will not only look better but weu longer. Bold everywhere in oidb all Ism from b&lf pints to five gaUona. Mate by BTAKDAftft OIL CU.