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YOL. IX. FLOKENCE, PINAL COUXTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1900. NO. J? NATIONAL IR1UGATI0N. A.. F BARKEE. -DEALKB IX- iEHERAL MERCHANDISE, New, Fresh and Clean, FLORENCE, AEIZ. Corner Main and Eighth titreets. rz I ha-e just returned from Snn Frnnoisro, whw 1 bought a large and well selected stock of I Dry Goods, Groceries, H Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, ZTZ And NOTIONS for spot cash at very low figures, and propoeetoffive . ray customers the honeht of my purchases. Call and be convinced, j-j A. F. BARKER. alMli!II!!inilI!inni!M mmm, 1 , ... . hi ui i. 1 SO PEDRO LUMBER COMPANY L. 77. BUM, General Manager, Wholesale Dealers and Jobbers in Oregon Pine or Douglas Fir REDWOOD, SPRUCE, SHINGLES, SHAKES, ETC. The Interior Department Favors the k San Carlos Dam. . Yards and Wharves at San Pedro, Cal. City Office, 4M. 429 and 430 DoiifrlM Block, T nB Anrrplo f!fll corner 3rd aod iipr lug street. 1 O b -ii. ngC U. S, d 1. Branch Yards at Long beach, Complon, and California. Whittier, 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. ;5'J; .', a' M, jjj, -'' -.', .WfV- II B. Heyman Furniture Co. Phoenix, Arizona. '4 .? -WHEN YOU WAST TO BUT- Furniture, Carpets, Crockery, Wall Paper, Send to us for prices, samples and cata The largest stock in the south west to select liom and our prices are alwa7s as low as the lowest. v lojnie B. HEYMAN FURNITURE CO., Wholesale and Retail. 'if .. if .. '. -"J. !, -I".. -V'.. 4'?- .', .J'J, iM.iMi 4Tf& r SPINAS & MONTANO, Hardware Merchants, Florence, Arizona. Keep everything needed by the Miner, the Farmer, Freighter, the Mechanic and by anybody else. tj9l& r, fS O, (Wr-isr--5Sj--t5r-7aj--iaj--tST- r J,' Walter S. Logan, r ' Charles M. Demond ? MarxE. Harby, j Norton Chase, Fred.C. Hanford. Law Offices of LOGAN, DEMOND & HARBY, 27 William Street, New York. 51 VJJ-T5T-COT Kepresented in Ari- J zona by Hon. Norton Chase, Adams Hetet, "m Phoenix, 3 A Reclamation of the Arid Lands Receives Much Attention in Secretary Hitch cock's Report. Washington, Dec. 6. In his annnal report to the President, Secretary Hitchcock of the Interior Department, reviews exhaustively the work of his department, as performed by the vari ous bureaus and offices, all of which he states are in satisfactory condition. The matter of a proper water supply for the Pima Indians on the Gila' River reservation in Arizona has re ceived much attention. The Secretary says: When the lands around the res ervation were sparsely settled, the In dians could obtain a sufficient supply of water to irrigate enough of the reservation to raise crops for their sup port. As the country settled up, the water in the river was appropriated by the settlers above the reservation, so that during the last few years the river has been almost dry on the reser vation during the irrigation season. Proper leg'al proceedings to stop the diversion of water from the Indians have been taken; they are, however, only entitled to so much of the waters of the river as they have beeo accustomed to use, and this amount it has been found impossible to deter mine. The result of an investigation of the water supply, made under the direc tion of the Geological Survey, showed that there was no method of obtain ing a sufficient supply of water, except by the construction of a dam and reser voir at some point on the river above the reservation. The estimate for the entire work, including damages for right of way and diversion dam at the head of the Florence Canal, was $1,038,- 926. The reservoir is estimated to be of sufficient capacity to irrigate 100, 000 acres in addition to the lands of the Indians. As the valuation of. a perpetual water right Is not less than $10 per acre in Arizona, the value of the lands reclaimed, iu addition to the Indian lands, would be equal to the proposed appropriation. During tbe last session of Congress a bill (II. B. 3733) to authorize the con struclion of a reservoir near Sao Carlos to provide water for irrigating Sacaton reservation and for other purposes was introduced and favorably reported upon by tbe department, but failed to become a law. An appropriation, however, was made of $30,000 for the temporary support of the Indians of the Pima agency. Steps were immedi ately taken to ascertain the extent of the destitution cf these Indians. Temporary aid has beeen afforded them, and seeds for planting, to enable them to supply crops next season, have been furnished ; and means for supplying water for Irrigating a part of tbe land of reservation are now un der consideration. These Indians have heretofore been self-supporting, and if provided with a sufficient water supply can without doubt support themselves in comfort with no pecuniary assistance from the government; otherwise it is likely that appropriations for their support must be continued indefinitely. Secretary Hitchcock says: "I con' cur in the recommendation of Gover nor Murphy, of Arizona, that Congress make the necessary appropriation for the construction of a reservoir on the Gila Eiver at San Carlos site in order that tbe Indians on the Gila Eiver Reservation may be supplied with adequate water for irrigation and thus be made self-supporting. The reser voir would, in addition to suppljing the Indians, afford irrigation waiter for a large number of white settlers on the public lands between the reser voir site and the reservation." GENERAL IKKIGATION. The subject of the reclamation and utilization of the arid public domain has received more attention during the last year than at any previous time. A large correspondence in relation there to has arisen in those bureaus of the department which have to do with facts bearing upon the- water supply, the location of reservoir sites, and the methods and cost of bringing water to the arid land. The interest of the public has been manifested in a practi cal way by the formation in different parts of the country of associations designed to promote the examination of the resources of tbe country in its waters and forests. Large sums of money have been subscribed for the dis semination of information concerning this matter and for cooperating with various bureaus, notably the Geologi cal Survey. The appropriation for the division of hydrography, io this bureau, was increased by the last Congress I from $50,000 to $100,000. A still j further increase, to an amount com-1 Was there ever so high and decisive a test of the baking powders as that by the Govern ment Chemists at the World's Columbian Fair? The tests then made by the official experts showed that Dr Price's Cream Baking Powder was the purest, strongest, most healthful of all the baking powders exhibited, and a diploma and medal were awarded accordingly. It is such testimony as this which has established the use of Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder in homes where pure food and economy are appreciated. PRICE BAKING POWDER CO, CHICAGO. Notb. The alum baking powders, which are those sold at lower prices, were excluded from consid eration at this great competitive test because they are deemed unreliable and unwholesome. mensurate with the importance of the subject, is being urged by the citizens who have contributed their funds to tbe furtherance of this work. Developments of irrigation have pro ceeded almost wholly along the line of building small individual cooperative ditches. Tbe opportunities for extend ing and multplyiug these are, however, limited, as the lands most easily acces sible to water supply have already passed into the possession of individ uals. There remain large bodies of public lands, for which water ean be obtained only at great expense, al though the cost per acre may not ex ceed that of the small systems. Fur ther extension of the irrigable area de pends upon the building of great stor age reservoirs, and of canals to take water from the larger rivers. Progress in the construction of these large works of reclamation has come practically to a standstill, as it has been found by experience and shown by statistics that these reclamation works are cot a source of individual profit. Capital has been induced to undertake the construction of such works in different parts of the West but almost without exception these have been financial failures, while the small cooperative ditches built by the landowners have, on the other hand, been of great advantage to the com munities and to the States, as well as to the nation; but it is improbable that investors will continue these as philanthropic enterprises. The cause of financial failure with these large works has been the fact that the own ers cannot secure to themselves the in crease in value which, has accrued directly or indirectly through the building of the works. In some re spects the case is conzpaaable to that of a city, wnose Harbor nas been im proved. The land values are increased, bat the work, if carried, on by private enterprises, may not be remunerative to the builders. The importance of providing, through wise administration,, the opportunities for homes for many millions of citi zens, is so great that some steps should be taken toward completing our knowledge of, the extent to which the arid lands may be redeemed, and putting this, knowledge to practical application. As a step in this diree tion tbe recommendation has been made that the amount allotted for work of this character under the geolo gical survey be increased considerably. As a further step, a commission, com' posed of experts now engaged in vari ous lines of examination of water and forest resources should be formed, to assemble and digest the data acquired by the various bureaus,, and present these recommendations to Congress, The question of irrigation has passed beyond the experimental stage,, and both theory and practice have demon strated the necessity of the reclama tion of tbe vast quantities of arid land now neglected, which, as was once said about Australia, will, "if tickled with a straw be taught to laugh a harvest," the straw in this instance being water. Th establishment of a division having charge of matters relat ing to irrigation is now under consideration. storage committee of Maricopa c ounty : Be it enacted by the Stju ite a:i J house of representatives of the U lite I States of America, in- congress assembled: That the county of Maricopa, Terri tory of Arizona, be, aod the same is hereby authorized and empowered to issue bonds in a sum not exoediug two million dollors, for the purpose of con structing a reservoir at such point as it may designate, for the purpose of storing and eonserrins waters, to be used for irrigation, milliDg, mining and manufacturing. That before any bonds shall be issued, the Board of Supervisors of said county of Maricopa shall cause an election to be held in said county ; and the Board of Supervisors shall cause to be pub lished in a newspaper of general circu lation, published at the county seat of said county, a notice of the time and place or places of holding such election; and that such notice shall be given at least thirty days and not more than sixty days before said election. That on the question of the issuance of said bonds no person shall be quali fied to vote except he shall be in all repects a qualified voter of the Terri tory of Arizona, and is the owner of real or personal property listed for taxation within the county. That in case two-thirds of the quali fied voters, as above described, shall vote affirmatively for the issuance of said bonds, then the board or super visors of said county shall issue the same, and not otherwise. That said bonds shall contain all the necessary provisions as to form, and such county shall pro ide a proper sink ing fund for the redemption of said bonds; and said bonds shall not bear a rate of interest exceeding five per cent per annum, and both principal and interest of said bonds shall be payable in gold coin, aod the interest thereon shall be payable semi-annually ; and that none of said bonds shall be sold for less than their par value and ac crued interest. That all acts and parts of acts, so far as they are in conflict with the provi sions of this act, are hereby repealed. This act. shall take effect and be in force from. and after its.pasSage. corner of your mind, and not 1 boly know that you have th will be a good deal better for y for everybody around you. Z member that happiness is not ii but in yourself. It is a stale c and can be cultivated like the to learn Greek or to "work exa in figures. A few of the rules tivating it are given above. TO THE DEAF. A rich lady cured of her t and noises in the head by Dr. son's Artificial Ear Drums, g( 000 to his Institute, so that dea unable j procure the Ear Dri bave them free. Address Io. ' Nicholson Institute, 780 Eighth New York. The Baptist clergyman w plained at a ministers' meetinf cago that a large proportion t members are more for pleasi for the salvation of their ow and that they go to church as of respectability rather than f ual benefit, has ample basis complaint. But this is not al the fault of church members church, while assuming to be nent of Christianity, has rea to be little better than a weel club, it is because the Christ' has been corrupted out of it. idea that the great object ii every man is to save his own had not a little to do in prom corrupting process. In the of this ideal of sublimated s the profound truth that he w save his soul must lose it for 1 er's sake has been ignot Public. The Storage Bonding Bill. Following is a copy of the bill to be submitted, tp Congress by the water Remembering and Forgetting. (From the Sau Francteco Examiner. A good memory is counted a most valuable possession. So it is if it is put to good uses. So is a good forget tory (pardon us for coining a word) if it is turned in the right direction. Here is a little recipe for increasing happiness and prolonging life that has been handed to us, and we are willing to pass it along. Perhaps it may heip somebody : Forget your neighbor's faults. For get the slander you have heard. For get the temptations. Forget the fault finding and give a little thought to the cause which provoked it. Forget the peculiarities of your friends, and only remember the good points which make you fond of them. Forget all personal quarrels or histories you may have heard by accident, and which, if re peated, would seem worse than they are. Blot out as far as possible all the disagreeables of life. Constant thought of acts of meanness or malice will only tend to make you more familiar with them. Perhaps you can't really forget these things, but you can put them iu a dark A certain Methodist min lived on a very small salary, difficulty to get his quarter! ment. He had called on his number of times, but had been put off with some es wants at length becoming went to his steward and toh he uust have his money, as needed the necessaries "Money," replied the stew; preach for money! I ti? preached for the good H "Souls!" replied the mi can't eat souls, and if I cou i take 'i thousand 6uch souls make a decent meal." Ex hf 'til dlnoer time, anv tiraraa;ood to use i & "fM ViJi They give a 1 ; STAVAKI (III, CO. 'a rich and I . t. No od - Many styles. S: everywhere.