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VOL. IX.
FLORENCE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1900.
NO. 20
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I GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
Corner Main and Eighth
Stroets.
New, Fresh and Clean,
FLORENCE-, ARIZ.
I have just returned from San Francisco, where lbouglit alarjfoand
well selected stock of .
Dry Goods, Groceries,
H Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, H
S3 And NOTIONS for spot cash at very low flfrures, and propos to give
.-rr- my customers the benefit of my purchases. ""
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I A- F. BARKER.
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SAW PEDRO LUMBER COMPANY
L. W. BUM, General Manager,
Wholesale Dealers and Jobbers Id
Oregon Pine or Douglas Fir
REDWOOD,
. SPRUCE,
SHINGLES,
SHAKES, ETC.
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City Office, 428.129 and 430 Dongas Block.T n . fll
corner 3rd and Spring streets, -tinge ICS, KjHI.
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California.
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MINING AND MILLING LUMBER A
SPECIALTY.
We 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 shortest possible notice.
Our 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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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 are
always as low as the lowest.
B. HEYMAN FURNITURE CO., Wholesale and Retail.
INDIANS STARVING.
Six Thousands Perishing on the
- . Reservation Because of Lack of
Water.
Gila
Florence Hotel,
L. K. DRAIS,
Proprietor.
Newly Furnished and Refitted.
Will be run
STRICTLY FIRST CLASS.
Table supplied with the best
the market affords.
Elegantly Furnished Rooms
AND ALL MODERN APPOINTMENTS,
Bar Constantly Supplied With
the Choicest Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.-
Patronage of Commercial men and the gen
eral public respectfully solicited.
The Valley Bank,
PHOSNIX, ARIZONA.
Capital, - - - 100,000
Surplus, - - - 25,000
Wm. Chbistt; President.
M. H.Shebmak, Vice-President,
M. W. MissiNOaK, Cashier.
Receive Deposits,
Make CoUeotiMM,
Bay ajtd Sell Exchange
Discount Commercial Paper and do a
General Banking Business.. Office
Hours, 9 a. m, to 3 p. m.
COKBE8PONDEKTS.
American Exchanee National' Bank. N. Y,
The Annlo-Califoriiia Bank, San. Francisco.
(Jaiifornta.
Am. Exchange Nat'l Bank, Chicago, 111.
First National Bank. Los Aneelcs.
Bank of Arizoua, Proscott, Arizona,.
Washington Correspondence.
"Indians Starving to ;Death" is the
heading of a Phoenix special to the
Chicago Tribune, the text of which is
as follows: "Six thousand Indians
are starving to death on the Gila Res
ervation, according to S. M. McOowan,
superintendent of the Indian Indus
trial school of Phoenix. Bis statement
paints a most deplorable picture
of conditions existing among tribes,
that have never been contaminated
by white blood.
"Superintendent' McOowan said lie
found twenty helpless adults in one
miserable shack, that would, under
ordinary curcumstances, scarcely ac
commodate three persons. ' Congress
has appropriated $30,000, but no meth
3d of distributing the mone5 was
stipulated, hence it is tied up,, while
the ward of the government are-starving
to death."
This-stateiuent of the pitiable con
dition of the friendly and industri
ous Pi mas is old news to western
readers, and the case is one of the
most shameful and outrageous in
stances of neglect and betrayal on the
part of the United States of an ally,
worthy and true.
That 6,000 Pima Indians, always the
consistent and active friends of the
white man, should be reduced from a
condition of wealth and great pros
perity to actual starvation through the
neg-lect of tbe federal government,
while the adjacent Apaches, always
the white man's foes and causing more
trouble, pillage and loss of life than
any western tribe, should be to-day
sleek and well-fed at the hands of the
same government, seems a rewarding
of enemies and killing of friends.
For hundreds of years the Pimas
lived in plenty, irrigating their fields
from the waters of the Oila until the
white man came and diverted its
waters onto other areas. At tbe time
of the Gadsden Purchase,' Lieutenant
Michler of the Boundary Commission
said of these Indians in his .official
report, dated way back in 185G :
"Besides being great warriors. they
are good husbandmen, and farmers
and work laboriously in the field.
They are owners of fine horses, and
mules, fat oxen and milk cows, pigs
and poultry and are u wealthy elass of
Indians. The Pimas consider them
selves regular descendants of the
Aztecs. As we journeyed along the
valley we found lands fenced: and
rrigated and rich fields of wheat
ripening for the harvest, a view differ
ing from anything we had seen since 1
leaving the Atlantic States. They
grow cotton, sugar, peas, wheat and
corn. As I sat upon a rock," con
tinues Lieutenant Michler, "admiring
the scene, an old. gray-headed Pima
took pleasure in, pointing out the ex
teat of their domain. They are anx
ious to know ifi their, rights and titles
to their lands would be respected by
our government, upon learning, that
their country had become- part of the
United States."
The old man's anxiety was but too
well founded, and could he contrast now
the wealth and prosperity of his tribe
before the westward sweep of civiliza
tion with its present destitution and
decay, he would have cause to rise in
vengance and demand that this great
government adopt a coarse of. com
mon decency. '"
There are many people in the east
ern States who have cried out against
the injustice meted out to the poor
Indian. Their sympathy has. usually,
been misplaced, and wasted, upon a
savage, treacherous and relentless foe
of the white man. But here now is a
worthy cause none .worthier ever
lived to right a wroojf , to give a good
people that of which they have been
wrongfully despoiled through the
criminal carelessness- of tbe govern
ment. And the solution of the prob
lem is so easy, so simple. The waters
of the Gila are ample to supply, the
needs of the starving Vimas-and many
others, only they largely run to waste
during flood times. The government
reports and surveys, show. that, the
building of a ereat dan on' the - Gila
would store up enough water to irri
gate thousands of acres- of as fertile
land as the sun shines upn.
Cannot . some of , oar friends- who-
have anon professed such interest in
the boor red men come to his . assist
ance now and see that be- may be ac
corded simple justice? The cause is
worth v. the means are at hand;, the
interest alone is lacking. -
Gut E. Mitchell.
"7S no 'ilFiT P
Greatest fn feavenfn strength, a spoonful
raises more dough, or goes further.
Working uniformly and perfectly, it makes the
bread and cake always light and beautiful, and
there is never caused a waste of good f lour sugar
butter and eggs.
With finer food and a saving of money comes'
the saving of the health of the family, and that is
the greatest economy of all.
MiCI BAKING POWDEB Ca
CHICAGO.
Kotb. Many mixtures, made in imitation of baking
powders, are upon the market They are'
sold cheap, but are dear at any price, be
cause they contain alum, a corrosive poisou-
"In further pursuance of the con
stant policy of the- Republican party
to provide free homes ont the public
domain, we- secommend- adequate na
tional legislation to reetaim. the arid.
lands of the United States, reserving
control of the distribution of water
for irrigation to th zespective States
and Territories."
It is with no smaiV pride that the
Times records, the fact that for years
it stood almost alone la. advocating
this doctrine-of Federal action in. re
claiming the arid lands,, and now the
prospect for ultimate-success is bright
er than ever. This journal has devoted
much energy in support of this benefi
cent policy, and many of those now
most influential a pushing it b&ve
given the Times, credit for exciting
their interest and enlisting their ef
forts. Acd tbe support of this policy
will be continued until tbe government
shall have taken up the problem in a
manner- commensurate with its great
national importance-.
DEAD BODY ON THE, DESERT..
An Emnty Gfubsacfeand an Empty Canteen.
SAVEtt BV A SCRATCrb
A Joke That Nearly Turned On The Joker..
Tombs toner Prospector.
Mr. II. C. Ilerrick returned to his
Fairbank ranch, home Saturday even
ing, after a two months.' sojourn at bis
Summit Mine in Dos- Cabezas, arriving
just as the harvest hands were going
to supper; All of them, as well as the
cook, were strangers, and he saunt
ered, m among themand meandered to
a chair at the-table, with the noncha
lant manner oi a millionaire or a first
class tramp. Noticing that the cook
ejed hint sharply,. Ilerrick, who does
not brag much on bis own beauty, and
realizing, that he did not take time to
pat on hia Sunday clothes, was not
slow to."falliinw oatthe humor of the
situation.. Be begged the- privilege of
ehoppinir-a little wood to pay for his
sapper. . Cook, bad plenty of wood eul ;
then he proposed, to pump some water.
Cook said they, had a wind-mill for
that purpose.. Meanwhile Herrick took
a seat at the table. Tha- cook Baid
very sharply:: "Mister you had better
go and see tbe-boss." Herriok replied
that he was a. boss himself, , and being
tired and hungry would proaeed to put
himself around some of that grub.
xou are tb cheekiest cuss-I ever
strcck," said the eook, ''yon must
have been chief of. Coxie's- army, of
tramps and been bumming ever since
Cleveland drove you out of Washing
ton.". Matters looked. serious for the
"tramp"' when hia daughter,. Mrs.
Langfordj.wbobad see him go into
the dining room, came-in to greet her
father, and an explanation anda-ihearty
laugh ensued.
The amount- oi arid, lands- which
lie in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma
Texas and Colorado is. estimated to be
at leas t-508,000 000 acres. This is ren
dered useless by the need of water,
and the reclamtion of this land, would
add billions of dollars to the wealth
of the country. In- many sections of
Colorado and other states where irri
gation is used the best farming lands
those which were
(9roin the Phoenix Republican.
A partr of picnickers found the dead
body of a man, evidently a victim of
the desert, in the neighborhood of the
Jones ranoh. northeast of Mesa last
Friday. The party ate luneh. within
a hundred feet of. the body, but as the
wind was blowing in that direction the
discovery was- not made until after
dinner., and the party came directly
upon the remains-which lay at- tbe
roadside.
John Jones came- to Mesa and noti
fied. Justice Pomeroy, who impaneled a
jury and went out to hold an inquest..
The jury returned to Mesa, yesterday.
It was found that the dead man was
a Mexican, about 38 years old, and had
been dead probably three or four days.
There was nothing about the body af
fording any means of identification.
There was an empty, grub sack near
the body and an empty gallon canteen.
The emptiness- of the latter ex plained
the cause of death.
It was snpposed that he had-come
across the country from the Ray mine,
and coming to tbe road, started in the
wrong direction and afterward re
turned to. the place where the body
was fonnd.
The remains were buried on the spot
and are described as those of a heavily
built man. with a stubby black beard.
The body was clad in a cheap shirt
and overalls, miner's hob-nailed shoes
and a Mexican sombrero. Near by a
Navajo blanket containing, dothing
was neat) j rolled up.
Bitterly Contested.
From the Gold, Cripple Creek.
W. P, Dunham of Los Angeles suc
ceeded in uniting the various claims
against the (Hull City- placer and as
president of the Wilson Creek com
pany he is marshal of.- the forces. One
suit, that of the Minnie Bell versus the
Hull City Placer, .has been fought and
lost since be has been at the head of
the -Wilson Creek companyv This-ease
was bitterly contested and -has been
carried to the higher courtsv Dunham
is as aggressive a fighter as Smith and
the successful mover made-this week
indicates that he - is still in- the ring.
The fight isone between millions over
property valued at millions. . The prize
is-worth fighting for. . The outcome of
the present move will be watched with
a good deal of interest.
Irrigation of the Arf West..
From the Los Angeles Times. -
The Times reproduces with peculiar i in the country are
satisfaction the following- clipping J formerly worthless aud are.now artifi
from the Ke'publicari platform,;. I cially watered. .
Democratic, platform on. silver and
statehood : .
"We reiterate the demand of the
platform of- 1890 for- an American
financial system made by the Ameri
can people far themselves, which shall
restore and maintain a bimetallic price
level, and as a part of such system tbe
immediate restoration of free and un
limited coinage of silver and gold at
the present legal ratio of 16 to 1, with
out waiting for the aid aud consent of
any other nation,"
"We denounce the failure of the re
publican party to carry out its pledges
to grant statehood to the territories of
Arizona and New Mexico and (
homa. We promise the people of f
territories, immediate statehood
home rule during their conditio
territories:"
TO THE DEAFi
A- rich lady cured of her" deal
and noises in the head by Dr. Ni.
son's Artificial Ear Drums, gave :
000 to bis Institute, so that deaf pc
unable to procure tbe fear Drums
uave hem free. Address Mo. iwe
Nicholson Institute, 760 Eighta'A vi
New York; m5
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The old: "Birdcage Theatre,';
Tombstone seems' to have beeon
feature in the Phoenix-newspaper i
The same aggregation might '
been' lugged- into the fracas her
Nogales last year. But it wa
When to make' points in a pol:
gams men have to peep undi
woman's petticoat tbe play is ge
too calorie for any aoustdetation w
ever. Oasis; , '
A: new cyclone story' is vonche
by an exehange. It is that a
which, was picketed ont on a rope
picked up by a cyclone and carrU
the length of! the rope about
feet where she remained until
storm had passed, when she qu
climbed down.' the rope and res
her grazing. . . k . - .
Rhode Island, the smallest o
American states, having an are
only 1217 miles, is the only state i
Union having two capitals.- The ;
lature has just voted to- submit a
stitutional amendment for the t
tion of one of them, i
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An Idaho girl advertised for a
band and got him. The total ex '
for advertising, wedding outfit,
was flit Within a year he died,:
mg her a life insurance pohcA
$10,000. And still some people
it doesn't pay to advertise.
A press-dispatch from Shanghai
the battleship Oregon, wbteh
ashore' off the island of Hookie ;
Miao Tro group,- twentjr-five
northeast of Che Foo, Jone 2f '?
been floated off, and is expee
reach Port Arthur,
akes short roat
JL . JiXod; light loads.1
MaOcH
ad for everything
that runs on wheels
Sold Everywhere.
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by STANDARD OIL CO

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