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FLORENCE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1900. NO. 15. gllllllllfllillll A.. F. BARKER M -DE.M.EU IX- CENERAL-:-MERCHANDISE, New, Fresh and Clean, FLORENCE, ARIZ. Coraer Main and Eighth Streets, 2 I have just ret tinted from Saw Francisco, where 1 bought a larffeand TZ well selected stock f ZZZ Dry Goods, Groceries, H Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, 1 ERE 5 And NOTIONS for spot cash nt very low figures, and propose to give 2-5 iuy customers the bene tit of my purchases. Call aud be convinced. A. R. BARKER. ni! u i n i n n in i r n i e i m n n u ii nii r n i i 1 1 ni nun i ! i i i 1 1 1 nm i n mi H i! i n 1 1 1 n 11 nu inn i rm SM PEDRO LUMBER COMPANY L..W. BLINU, General Manager, Wholesale Sealers and Jobbers in Oregon Pine or Douglas Fir, REDWOOD, SPRUCE, SHINGLES, SHAKES, ETC. NATIONAL IRRIGATION. Yards and Wharves at San Pedro, Cal. CityOffice, 428. 429 and 138 Dongas Block, T -a A.l0 corner 3rd aud Sprins streets, -UOO ICS, dl. Branch Tarda at Long' Beach, Cora p ton, and California. Whittier, MINING AND MILLING LUMBER A' SPECIALTY. "Ye carry the largest and most varied stock of Mining and Building Lumber on the Coast, and are prepared at all times to execute orders on sTiortest possible notice. Onr Milling Department is unsur passed and we guaiantee satisfaction in all our manufactured work, which includes all kinds of Redwood or Pine Tanks. We invite correspondence and the ob taining or our prices before you purchase elsewhere. t f f v 't v 'i V '1 V '1 TP BOSARIO BEEN A, WHOIiESALI DEALEB IN General Merchandise, - Congress Street, Tucson. Goods bought in carload lots and sold at Prices that defy competition. 11 f yr, air, jjte, .jv, t. ok, jt, ?. jjSt, .tf . viv, v". t. t''i.''e.iv'ivVij;'?. W 'ifHif Wlf W W- W Viv- W ( -WJ B. Heyman Furniture Co. Phoenix, Arizona. 'I? W .M. ;.'. '4 -WHEN TOU WANT TO BUT Furniture, Carpets, Crockery, Wall Paper,' Send to us for prices, samples and cata logue. The largest stock in the south west to select from and our prices always as low as the lowest. are 'a? MS. 'I? B. HEYMAN FURNITURE CO.. Wholesale and Retail. Jl'f, J'J- "' V -Jli- '. v5. ;?'; jS''li 7,? w W 'if W Wifyl?5iW,V4i! W ', W Vii- 'iV Vi" An Effective Way to Get at the Matter Adopted by a Williams Merchant. From the Williams News. Years ago it was predicted, and so reported by the engineers of the geo logical survey to the government, that the vast arid region of the southwest was, and would be for all time, un available us a producer to the wants of civilization. When that prediction was made as all known supposed scientific reports it was believed and might be said adopted ; but "westward the course of empire takes its way," and the science of our forefathers in many iustances is to day the source of a secret smile; and in no one thing more thau that report of the govern ment engineers regarding the arid regions named io sincerity but in reality a burlesque as the Great Ameri can Desert. When Thomas Jefferson, that great thinker and statesman, made what is known as the "Louisiana Purchase," and paid Franco what was supposed the enormous sum of fifteen millions of dollars for the same, he was prompt ly named by the "conservative people," but in that age as now, the iu reality "sure thing people" a dreamer. Many went so far as to title the great man a fanatic. "Conservative people" did you 6ay? Yea, verily conserva tive one of life's greatest mysteries is the way and where the honor comes in rom being called conservative. It's an awful mistake. nac a peculiar class comes under the head of conserva tive people. There's the timid, and there's the doubter, there's the mier. Yea, verily, there's the coward. Excuse the great and the wise, the liberal and the broad minded; they shun as the leper the title of the conservative. The world seemingly lends- its plaudits to the conservative, or, in fact, the hiisita tor and the hesitating, who, in fact, are the conservative. The conservative never made a conquest or won a victory. It's the fellow who grasps the situa tion, rushes in and if need be leaves his being a bruised reed as a sacrifice on the altar of attempt, that paves the way ; then comes the conservative with his slow wit, methodical and merciless ways and scanning the ocean of human endeavor, bears down upon the help less shipwreck, which has shattered its good frame in the scattering of the clouds of doubt ; and like a hawk upon its prey the conservative reaps his re ward and satiates his suppressed but capacious maw on the misiortune of his fellow beings. Away with him to the realms of eternal punishment, where he justly belongs. Ulm the burden of centuries past and will be for the centuries to come. lie scoffs at right, derides impulse and the wants and just rights of the people of the west in the matter of irrigation and the reclamation of the arid lands. Any one in the least conversant with the soil of the supposed arid regions of the southwest knows that the soil con tains the elements essential to the highest point of nature's most prolific productiveness, and all that is needed is water in sufficient quantities. Again, those in the least conversant with natural conditions knows that while the water supply of the southwest is not diversified, it is more than amply sufficient under the proper system of storage; again, while congress appro priates appropriations approximating annually into the millions of dollars for the creations of deep rivers out of streams and creeks in the east and the making of deep harbors out of sand banks, yet no appropriations get into this country for the reclaiming of broad acres of fertile soil, which, in the course of a few years, would sup port teeming millions of loyal and happy subjects. Unscrupulous politicians under the title of "conservatism" take advant age of the conditions and thwart the movement; and divers are the means to delay and put ot the easily brought about milleniura of this subject. The farmer of the. east buys his ferti lizer at an enormous outlay, and under the influence of unscrupulous teachings enters his voice in protest against ap propriation for the getting of water onto the prolific soil of the southwest, never dreaming that economy would advocate nis support of such means and his removal from the worn out soil of New England to the bank of na ture's resources and riches in the southwest. The fight has been hard and full of difficulties, but like all endeavors in the right, the solution seems near at hand. Among the Williams people in the movement none are more deserving for their earnest efforts than M. Salz man ; following the leadership, of the great apostle of irrigation and the re clamation of the arid lands, Geo. Max well, M. Salzman. has utilized the fol lowing copy of letters to his eastern houses with, marked effect. It's question vitm to Uie welfare of every Kkti t. 1 1 s p-pk- cream Li tgsgip? COR a third of a century the in- valuable qualities of Dr. Price's Baking Powder have been familiar to American housewives, who have found its use invariably a guarantee of light, sweet, pure and wholesome food. The renown of Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder, in these closing years of the nineteenth century, is not only continental but world-wide. Its unequalled quali ties are known and appreciated everywhere. Always makes the perfect biscuit, cake and bread. PRICE BAKING POWDER CO. CHICAGO.. Note. Baking powders made from alum and other' harsh, caustic acids are lower in price, but ' inferior in work and injurious to the stomach.-- city east, and especially so from Chicago west. That the movement is with force and is bound in aU the senses of right to win, the following letter sent to the eastfrn merchants and their appended, reply is sufficient to. con vince the most skeptical: Dear Sir: It is conceded that the western half of the United States would support a greater- population than, the whole United States contains to-:lay, if the water whieh now goes tn waste in winter flooda were- saved and utilized for irrigation. The new home market which would thus be created must warrant the attention of every merchant and manufacturer, to tlte solution of the great problem of the reclamation and settlement of the arid region of the west. The carrying out of . the policy ad vocated by the NationaK Irrigation Congress, as set forth in its resolutions as embodied in the enclosed report of its last session at Missoula, would ac complish this great result;, and the inauguration of this policy would im mediately increase population in the west . with marvelous rapidity. The enormous enlargement of the demand from, the west for the things we buy of the eastern, merchant and manufact urer, which would result from this great increase in western population, cannot fail to interest yoa in the. sub ject. We writfr to ask you to give this matter, which is of such great impor tance to your interests . as well asto ours, the most, careful consideration, and extend the support of your co-operation and membership to the National Irrigation Association, and also to write to the Senators from your state and tha Congressman from your dis trict and urge them, to e&ert their in fluence in favor ot the inauguration of the policy set forth in the resolutions of the National Irrigation Congress. Whatever there: may be. of opposi tion to this policy arises from . misap prehension. Some think it is proposed to Involve the federal government in enormous - expenditures without re turns. This is a totally erroneous view. On th contrary, the carrying out of the policy, advocated would re turn to the government from . sales of its now arid lands many millions in excess of ail its expenditures. : The policy proposed in brief is this : . First. The federal government own ing more than 500,000,000 acres of land, of. which the greater part - is now used for grazing, derives no revenue or in come from it all... It might.be Jessed for from five to ten million dollars a year. This vast sum is now wasted and worse than wasted, because the lack of any control or- administration of the property is resulting in the gradual destruction of the native grasses on the ranges, aud in conflicts between stock men, which are serious ly derimental to the industry. It is proposed to lease these lands and use th revenues for irrigation develop ment; Second. It is proposed that the west shall have a fair share, say one- seventh of each river and harbor bill, as recommended in the Chittenden re port, to build storage reservoirs to store the waters that now go to waste in winter floods. The government would be re-imbursed for these appropria tions, just as for other river or harbor improvements, in the general develop ment and prosperity of the country. But, beyond this, a reasonable increase in the price of the 100,000,000 acres of irrigable public land when reclaimed by irrigation would more than cover the eost of all the reservoira. the gov ernment would build. Third. It is proposed that where the government owns the land, which is now worthless only because arid, that the government shall build the irrigation works to reclaim it and then sell the land with the water system to actual settlers, in small tracts, for enough to cover the eost of reclama tion in. addition - to the-government price of the landy thus opening for settlement vast regions which must re main a desert until this policy is adopted. The government would be re-imbursed for its-' entire disburse mentfrom the sale of the land, be sides realizing many millions in addi tion from what is now a worthless asset. The carrying- out of this policy by the national government would be equivalent to the creation and annex ation to our national domain of so much new territory. If -the original acquisition of the territory under the Louisiana purehase was a wise policy, it must be equally wise to make it habitable. It can never be done by private enterprise. The irrigation works necessary for its reclamation must be built on too large a scale. Hoping for an early and favorable reply, we remain Very truly yours, . M. Salzman Dkah Sir : In regard to recent respondence touching the irrigatio western lands, as we advised yoi wrote our senators and congress at that time, and the replies hav been fairly satisfactory. We t you will enjoy reading the encl letter received- this morning Senator Mason, whieh we shoul glad to have you return after per Yours very truly, C; H. CONOVET Secreta Ilfbbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Cc Washington, D. C. Jan. 2, IS Mr. C. II. Conover, Secretary, Lake St. Chicago.- Dear Sir : Yours in regard to ii tion of lands received. I studie matter very carefully last year was surprised to see from theesti of our government engineers how valuable lands could be reclaime at what small expense. The- bi'. before the commerce committet year and for that, reason I me effort and secured a place on thai mittee this year. I believe it wil direct help to Chicago by helpi country tributary to our city. Very truly yours, j VVm;E. Ma Chicago, Jan. 8, 1 Mr. M." Salzman, Williams, Ariz. ; Dear Sir: We beg to acknov your favor of some time ago, sol our co-operation in aiding you , complish certain results, as p policy advocated by the nation gation congress. We will be to render any service thai we ca project undoubtedly isawortl and, if accomplished, will nc prove a. benefit to the southwe; to the entire nation. :. Yours very truly, Reid, Murdoch i By Wm. F. Bode.' Chicago, Jan. 6, 1900. M,b, M.iSilzaaaa, William, Ariz; Eureka Harness Oirte the In preservative of uew leath and the best renovator of o leather. It oils, softens, Mac ens and protects. U , Eureka Harness 01 on your best hnmese, yoor old h ? ness, and your carriage top, and tt will not only look better but w lo nicer. Sold everywhere in cantt cixes from half pints to five gallo MM OJ Bl AflOAXD OiL to.