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VOL. IX.
FLORENCE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, AUGUST J, 1900.
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New, Fresh and Clean,
FLORENCE, ARIZ.
1 have just returned from San rYancisco, whnro 1 bought a la rye and
well selected stock of
ry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps,
Aud NOTIONS for sjtot rush at very Tow figures, nnd Tiroposeto tfive "
my customers the henofit of my oureluises.
Call ami be convinced.
A. F. BARKER.
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L. W. EL3OT, General Manager,
Wholesale Dealers and Jobbers in
Oregon Pine or Douglas- Fir
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Long Ueach, Conrpton,'
California.
and Whittier,
MINING AND MILLING LUMBER A
SPECIALTY.
We carry the largest anil most varied
stock of Mining and Building1 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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Phoenix, Arizona.
WHEN YOU WAS'J 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 are
always as low as the lowest.
B. HEYMAN FURNITURE CO., Wholesale and Retail.
ORIGINAL IRRIGATORS.
But Their Industry Has Now Desarted
Crowded Out by the White Man
A Shameful Neglect of the
Nation's Wards.
! Four hundred years ago, according
to' the narrative of that intrepid
Spanish adventurer, Cabeza dc Vaca,
the portiou of Southern Arizona now
occupied by the Gila Indian reservation,
grew luxuriant crops of fruit and
maize for the friendly Pima Indians.
This explorer describes them very
much as they are to-day. They oc- ;
oupied the same lands as at present
and were industrious farmers and irri- j
gators, as they continued to be for
many J'ears after the acquisition of
Arizona by the United States. Tiic'y
have raised corn, wheat, pumpkins,
beans, sorghum and vegetables hi pro-
f ubion ; they havelived in small villages
and held their lands in severalty and
they are expert weavers of fine blank
ets and cotton fabrics. All this has
been accomplished through irrigation,
practiced by them since before the dis
covery of the new world.
What is the situation in this reserva
tion to-day? Those philanthropist
who bewail the passing of the Ameri
can Indian may well turn their at
tention to the destitute condition of
the Pima Indians, brought about by
the push of the white settler aud the
criminal neglect of the Government,
whose wards the Indians are.
The Piraas have always been friends
of the whites and enemies of the
Apaches. They gave aid and succor
to the early white pioneers, and their
tepees were always open to peaceable
whites or Indians when hard pressed
by the savage foe. It is to-day their
boast that their hands have never been
stained by the white 'man's blood. It
was under these conditions that they
were joined about a century ago by
the Maricopas, who came as fugitives
from the more powerful Yuma tribe.
When the belligerent Apaches broke
out upon the warpath, the troops of
the United States often obtained sub
stantial aid and subsistence from the
gentle Pimas. Their agriculture has
been carried on entirely by irrigation
with water diverted from the Gila
river. The tribes have always sup-
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The perfect purity and great leavening
strength of Dr Price's Baking Powder . assure
the finest, most delicious and wholesome food.
Its exclusive use is a safeguard against alum
and other baking powder adulterants.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is not
only the most efficient and perfect oi leavening
agents, but promotes the hsalthfulnessof the food.
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO-CHICAGO.
Note. There are many cheap baking powders madt
oi alum. Liebig, the celebrated chemist,
says that alum disorders the stomach
and ' occasions acidity and dyspepsia.
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Florence Hotel,
L. K, DRAIS, .- - Proprietor.
Newly Furnished and Refitted.
Willborun
? STRICTLY FIEST CLASS.
Table nupplied with the best
the market affords.
Elesrantlv Furnished Rooms
AND AtL MODERN APPOINTMENTS,
Bar Constantly Supplied With
the Choicest Wines, Liquors
t and Cigars.
Patronage of Commercial men and the gen
eral public respectfully solicited.
The Valley Bank,
PHOINIX, ARIZONA.
Capital,
Surplus,
$100,000
25,000
Wu. Christy, President. .
M. H. Shebm ah, Vice-President.
M. W. Messisqeh, Cashier.
Receive Deposits,
Make Collections,
Buy and Soli Exchange
Discount Commercial Paper and do a
General Banking Business. Oflice
Ilours, 9 a. m, to 3 p. m.
COEKKSI'ONnERTS. .,
American Exchange National Bank, N. T.
The Atilo-Caiiforuial3uuk, San Francisco.
California.
Am. Exchange Nat'l Bank. Chicago, JJJ.
l'irst National Bunk. Lo Alludes,
liauk of Arizona, 1'ioscatt, Arizona '
ported not only thensetves, but have
shared their world's goods with the
poorer Indians to the south of them
not favored by irrigation. They have
learned readily at the Government In
dian School, and their progress to
wards modern civilization has been
regarded as one of the encouraging
features of the Indian problem. Cur
ing the last ten years their irrigating
water their life blood has been
taken away from them and they are,
perforce, lapsing into indolenee,
misery aud vice.
The waters of the Gila, above them,
have been diverted by white settlers,
and instead of waving fields of green,
they now, during the summer, look
out upon the dry parched earth. Year
after year they plowed, and sowed and
irrigated their crops, only to see them
wither and die before maturity, owing
to lack of suSicient irrigation water in
the dr3rer months. A few who are
favorably located at points where
water appears in the dry bed of the
Gila can still mature their crops;
others can eke out a bare existence by
hauling wood or other precarious em
ployments, while the larger- number
have become more or less dependent
upon charity or have degenerated into
thieves and vagabonds.
About 0,000 of these Indians are de
pendent for their subsistence upon the
lands of the reservation which con
tains 350,000 acres while the water sup
ply in the Gila last year, owing to use
for lands above, has not been sufficient
to irrigate 1,000 acres belonging to the
Indians. Fully half the cropa planted
have not produced enough for seed,
notwithstanding the great fertility of
the soil. Two acres per Indian of
irrigated land has been shown by
competent authority as ample land
for their use and comfort.
Government engineers have pointed
out the solution of the problem
through the building of a storage reser
voir on the Gila which will supply
water not only for the Pimas, but for
thousands of other Indians whom the
government could then move to this
reservation and commence the process
of education and agricultural civiliza
tion. Statesmen have urged upon the
government the necessity for such
action, from standpoints of justice.
humanity and even economy, but thus
far Congress has turned a careless ear
to such entreaties. liad the Indiaus
been private American citizens, they
could have claimed, their rights and
enforced them, but being wards of the
nation, others have come in and taken
their -water to which they have bad
undisputed title for' four
years,
tention to new wards thousands of
miles distant, while its original friends
and allies are left to steal and beg an
existence or starve.
The United States has expended
large sums of money for the introduc
tion of irrigation on the Indian reser
vations where it is desired to educate
the Indians into agricultural habits as
a means to his civilizaMon. Here is
a tribe of Indians who have for cen
turies been eugaged in a rieullure by
irrigation, and who were, until recent
ly, the only successful irrigators in Ari
zona. They are now deprived of their
water through the agency of the white
man, directly encouraged by the United
slates government. Is it not an imr
perative obligation of honor upon the
American people that their supply
should be restored to them? The only
means lies through the construction
by the government of a storage reser
voir on the- Gila. And instead of the
uncertain possibility of elevating a
savage or hostile tribe, the necessity
presents itself of preventing the de
struction of a civilization already at
tained among a friendly and in times
past hospitable people.
to create large holdings. In no c:i.se
has a State escaped from the rankest
and most impolitic management of
public lands entrusted to them. No
one should approve of a Territorial
management of Dalioual irrigation
works- or national lauds after the
scandals that have occurred in such
matters as the Swamp Land orgies.
A party piatfrom is not apparently
deemed a very serious, affair by the
politicians. We hope" that it is not
serious in this case.
More Dollars than Sense.
From the Los Angeles Times.
A census taken just now would show
a very, considerable reduction of the
population of Arizona and a corres
ponding increase in that of California
which is evidence of the good suu;-e
of the people of Arizona.
A RANCH GIRL'S TRIBULATIONS.
Irrigation In Politics.
(From the Los Angeles Saturday Post.)
The Republican party platform just
adopted recognizes the duty of the
Government to take up the development
of irrigation in the arid West. This
is good. The vast area of desert in the
West and Southwest can never be re
claimed except by the nation. The
only way that a very large amouut of
gooi but dry land can be made pro
ductive and inhabitable in the West i& I
by intelligently planned irrigation
works, honestly constructed aud
honestly administered. The lands
thus made available can be sold to
actual settlers for enough to pay the
cost of a judicious development and
application of water. We were grieved
to see that the last sentence of this
part of the platform requires that the
management of such national works
and the distribution of the water to
settlers or others be left with the
States and Territories.
Persons well informed ont his subject
and who are disinterested are unan
imous in the opinion that the man
agement, expenditure and control
should be in the nation. These public
spirited men are absolutely opposed to
State or Territorial control of public
lands, water or expenditures for con
struction. The experience of this
country is uniform that the executive
system of no, State or Territory is
strong enough- to properly manage
such public lands as have been turned
hundred t over to them. State management of
and the government turns in. public land has been incompetent aud
differently away, even, directing its a j c,ytr.r,upt ; Its. teutleuey has always baeji
They ain't a sagehen on the crick
That's havin1 troubles come us thick
As me, I reckon ; every day
I hit some aggervatiu play
That comes jes' like a cuttin dart
To rip the stitches of my heart!
Don't see a thing at home but spats
Seuce pop he j'iued the Democrats.
Ma she's a Strom- McKinley man.
An' pop was, too. fust time he run
Fur President, an' goodness me!
But how they whooied un'duuced whon Lc
Was 'leeted ! Huizged each other jes
Like crazy lovers do, I guess.
But now they scrap like dogs an' cats
Scnce pop he j'ined the Democrats!
Ho says the trusts has got their feet
Right on our necks, an try'n to eat
The vitals out o' Uncle Sam
Like vultures, an' he'll jes' bednni
If he kin line up with a mob
That eats the corn gives him the cob:
He thinks they're wuss than pesky ruts
Sence pop he j'ined the Democrats.
Mu tells him ol' Bill Bryan uin't
Noways related to a saint, m
An' he'll git back by sayin' Bill
McKinley ain't no sugur pill.
Than he'll git riled an' she'll git hot,
Both suyiu' 'tother's talkia' rot.
An' so they have their daily spats
Scnce pop he j'ined the Democrats.
Ma threatons at divorce, an' he
Jes' grits his teeth an' says ef she
Feels like jumpin' from the track
They ain't no strings to hoi' her back !
An' so they'll chaw the rag an' fight
From morning' plum jam up to night
A-poundin' at each other's slats
Sence pop he j'ined the Democrats.
But what's a eatin' me, my beau
'S a strong Kepub. from head to toe.
'An' pop caiat argy him to drop
Hiscraziuessao' make a Hop.
Los' time he come pop kicked so hard.
It sent him half way 'cross the yard,
Jos'like them circus a-jrybats.
An' I say, durn tho Democruts!
Denvor Post.
fideutly expected to reach 25 t
per annum, and at the same ti
vide a surplus enabling the t
merit of the plant' to a thonss
daily capacity, the net earnin
which should be from $4,00
fS,000,('00 per annum." "Twt
per cent per annum," and "$
to $8,003,000 per annum!" T
pany should not encounter mv
culty in selling its stock to th
b'.-lieve its statements, at $8 p
TO THE DEAF.
A rich lady cured of her l
and noises in the head by Br,
son's Artificial Ear Drums, g'
000 to his Institute, so that de:
unable to procure the Ear Dr'
have tiiera freo. Address No.
Nicholson Institute, 7S0 Eightt
New York.
There is always a story in ci.
about some one. There is i
confidential lie whimpered thr
community about some brot
every one is admonished to sa; :
about it, and finally everyboi
it but the brother in question
have a friend who is made tbr
of silly gossip, it is your dut
him about it. If you keep
allow your friend's reputati
stained and trampled under fi
out a chance to defend him
are doing a great injustice.
believe in hatching up tn ,
any one, aud we hate to si ;
convicted of a crime iu the :
of the people without a chan
plain the matter. It would 1
thing if lies were left painte ?
atmosphere in which they v
and the liar's picture at
them. There wouldn't be ;
told, but the atmosphere woi"':
of word pictures, and what a
collection it would be. (Na
Fellow. ,
The political fight in Ariz(
on. Mai-k Smith is now a ;
for delegate to Congress
chances are good for his nc
With Mark Smith in Con
zonans need have no fear 5
interests will not be thoroi
tected. Mohave Miner.
A Flaming Prospectus.
From the Mining Review.
The Greene Consolidated Copper
Company, "owner of the great Cananea
copper mines" in the State of Sonora,
Mex., is doing some very tall advertis
ing in Eastern papers at this present
time. It des-Tibes the property as
"known to "be one of the greatest cop
per properties in the world," and is
inviting subscriptions to its stock at
$8 per share. Its capital stock is an
nounced to be $5,000,000, divided into
500,000 shares of the par value or $10
each, of which 100,000 shares are for
treasury purposes.. In one of its an
nouncements, a copy of which we have
received, it is stated: "Before the
year has expired, with the install
ment of the imptovetnents now go
ing forward and referred to in the
prospectus (to be had upon application),
the earnings of the company are co i
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