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VOL. IX.
FLORENCE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1900.
NO. 15.
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CENERAL-:-MERCHANDISE,
New, Fresh and Clean,
FLORENCE, ARIZ.
Coraer Main and Eighth
Streets,
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Dry Goods, Groceries,
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Call aud be convinced.
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Wholesale Sealers and Jobbers in
Oregon Pine or Douglas Fir,
REDWOOD,
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SHINGLES,
SHAKES, ETC.
NATIONAL IRRIGATION.
Yards and Wharves at San Pedro, Cal.
CityOffice, 428. 429 and 138 Dongas Block, T -a A.l0
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Branch Tarda at
Long' Beach, Cora p ton, and
California.
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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.
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west to select from and our prices
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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
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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.
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