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THE FLORENCE TRIBUNE
BT FLORENCE PUBLISHING CO. FLOKKXCB. ARIZONA. JCKK 6. Ml. TERMS: OneYear 51 x Month Ttiree Mouthi Single Copies .s.oo .. l.W .. ,7S . .05 Entered at the Florence postotlice ecnnd class matter. "IT it apparent that something must be done to provide water for theludinna. In order to demonstrate our ability to govern new iwoplrs we mutt show a better record for thoe now iu our care." Trof. F. H. Jlrwrll, in a lccturo in Washington, Dec. 1'HDot'HTKnLY the first aork in irrigation which tin government should undertake ia tlie ronst ruction of a dam on the Gila River at San Carlo. In Arizona, because this im provement would not only brine under cul tivation a large area of arid land fur the use of white settlers, but would also relieve the orient needs of thousands of friendly Indians, who are now iu a starving condi tion because the water upon which they have been dependent for centuries has been diverted by white settlers above them. This Improvement would be not only astrlk- iug object lesson of the advantuse of irrign- lion en a large srule, but also an act of j mercy and justice. Los Angeles Times ! KditorialFeo. 12, Ml. To hear him tell it, a railroad is ; much better managed when the editor has a pass. Tuf Tucson Citizen says it has posi- nve imoriujuon mat t.x uovernor i Myron II. McCord will be appointed IT. 8. Marshal for Arizona, to succeed Wui. II. Griffith, whose terra soon ex pire. It is the most lucrative Federal position in the territory and Col. Mc Cord would fill it with credit. ' ; . . ,., i. I iik appointment of Ike Stoddard for r secretary of the territory bodes ill for a number of Federal officials who have beeu fighting Governor Murphy, Already the dull thud of several other j ofiicial heads than Charley Akers' can be heard as they go dropping into the j basket, for it is evident that Star Rout-I t crs haven't as strong a pull in McKin- I ley's second administration as they had in the first. Tub article republished in this issue ft-nin the pen of Louis P. Post rtgard ing the Supreme Court decision iu the I'uerta Ricau cases, gives the clearest idea of the situation we have yet seen. Those people who are so fortunate as to live in Arkansas and Missouri, and are thereby citizens of the United States, will not refuse to allow ns of the territories to have our opinions it is about the only thing we do have. And they are far from flattering, if that makes any difference. Os Thursday last President Me Kinley appointed Isaac T. Stoddard, of , Yavapai county, to be Secretary of Arizona, to succeed Chas. H. Akers, whose term of office expired yesterday. Mr. Stoddard is an old . tesident cf the territory, and has been prominently identified with mining and politics, although there is nothing of the small fry politician about him. He will make an excellent official. lie bad the endorsement of Governor Muipby, which proved the winning card. For more than a year it has been suspected that the Rock Island road was seeking an outlet to the Pacific coast. It is now bnilding to El Paso as fast as men and teams can do the work. Contractor Good, who was in this neighborhood last week, stated positively that the road would be con tinued through to the coast by the way of Florence and Phoenix, which seems to be the only feasible route left unoccupied. TheSa nta Fe also is waking up, and it is possible may ex tend its road from Silver City west down the Gila aud Salt rivers on the Tom Scott survey of the Texas and Pacific. The Pbelps-Dodge road, dow building eastward from Bisbee to Deming aud El Paso, has a connection at Benson with the Southern Pacific. What would be more natural than to extend the line down the San Pedro liver to Mammoth, the coal fields, Kelvin, Florence and on to Phoenix, a route 00 which local traffic would pay well. Certain it is that it will be occupied, and that soon. Railroads are not only ia the air, but are being placed on the ground, and the route proposed will not long be vacant While in Phoenix receotly a high of ficial of the Santa Fe told the Thibusk man that his company was preparing to do something that would prove to be very interesting for the people of this valley, We were left to jump at a conclusion, and our readers can do the same. Professor and Mrs. A.J. O'Connor, of JJogales, eanie in on Wednesday morn ing's train and will spend some tiine vSit'tng relatives and friends litre and Ut riioouix. Tempn News. The Siosser Water Case. j Tha Supreme Court, which was iu 1 session ia Phoenix last week, reversed Chief Justice Street's decisiou in the ease of Unry K. Slosser vs. the S ilt Uiver Valley Canal ejinpatiy. The cat.e was like this: Slosser hud beeD farming laud iu the valley since 1871, being furnished water from several canals, which were gradually absorbed by the Suit River canal, which con tinued to furnish him water for a time, although he owned no water right. Two years ago the company refused to continue the service, aud Slosser took the matter in his own hands after ten dering the water rental, opened the gates and turned the water on his land. The company by force prevented this, and Slosser brought suit to enjoin the company from interiering with him. The Chief Justice rendered a decision iu favor of the company, and this decision is reversed in a long and carefully prepared opinion handed down by Judge Doan, concurred in by Judge Sloan, dissented to by Judge Davis. There ha been Bueh a general mis apprehension of the facts iu the case, as published by tha pl-.oenix papers, that the Tkibune has been granted leave by Judge Doan to examine a copy of the decision, which is to ibis j effect: 1. The Salt River Canal company. under its charter, cou'.d own no other i laud man us right ol way. The share j holders are entitled to water for laud I upon which rights had been placed, j but no other. The custom of renting t water rights has no authority in law. ,l. l.. mere uciur ug sucu uimg as a iiuauug water right. 2. A man owning a . water right without land owns nothing. The wa ter right must be placed on land ac curately described to be of value. I 3. The company has a right to dis- pose of the use of water when it has a surplus over and above the absolute , ... , needs of its water risrut holders, ac- eoTliing to priorily bul coud not Iaw. funy si10w favoritism. And on this poiut Slosser seems to have gained his case. A water riirht can be lawfully removed from one parcel of land to ao- olberi but must ,111V8 a fixed abiding in,. . . i- "-""-- " cunvruu.e. lion 5. A person owning land with water right attached can lawfully dispose of either. As a result of this decision the float ing water rights in the Salt River canal will all be located on land, changed around at will, and in the end Slosser's victory will prove a barren one naless he buys a water right. Slosser's side of the controversy was managed by Judge W. H.Stilwell, per haps the ablest irrigation lawyer in the territory, and we imagine he is not jubilant over the decision although be did win a victory. Colonel Robert Williams, chairman of the board, has been the subject of discussion as a man willing to put up on a big hotel for Tucson. Mr. Wil- liatns tdld a gentleman two months ago that he would put $25,000 into .! hotel to cost 1100,000 if the citizens of Tucson wouid put up the $75,000. That is the only way he will look at it, he said last evening, and if Tucson can not raise $75,000, he will call it oft. His health and age, he said, will not warrant deviation from this plan. He has had various propositions advanced to him, one in tbe nature of buying nut a location. He said that he hoped to get through to-day as the ailment he is troubled with necessitates im mediate treatment. Dr. Wylie of Phoenix is his physician. Col. Will iams' wife is now in that city. Star Figures for ths Territories. Washimgtos, June 3. A prelimi nary report on the. manufacturing in dustries of the Territories of Arizona, Indian Territory, New Mexico and Oklahoma whs announced by the Cen sus Bureau to-day. It shows for Arizona 314 establish ments, with a combined capital of $10, 157,000, an average of 3268 wage earn ers ; total wages, 2,369,065; miscella neous expenses, $433,272 ; cost of ma terial, $8,464,410; value of products, in cluding custom work and repairing, $21,315,180. These figures for 1900 in clude nine establishments engaged in eopper smelting and refining (not re ported in 1890,) with a capital of $7, 265,659, and 1649 wage earners; total wages, $1,276,739, miscellaneous ex penses, $'266,548 ; cost of materials, $6, 370,854; value of products, $17,286,517. There were 76 establishments in 1890, with $616,629 capital, 458 wage earners, with aggregate wages of $302,146. The value of products was $947,547. The figures for New Mexico show 420 establishments against 127 in 1890. Other New Mexico items of 1900 and 1890, respectively, follow: Capital, $2,698,786; average wage earners, 2600, against 849; total wageB, $1,350,686, against $470,361; miscellaneous ex penses, $204,337, agaio6t $76,638; cost of materials, $2,914,133, against $691, 420; value of products, including cus tom work and repairing, $5,605,792, against $1,516,195. Tea Garden Drips is a Sugar Syrup of highest quality. Onee used always wanted. Delici ously sweet make, taffy candy to per fection. Manufactured by Pacific Coast Syrup Co. Ask your grocer, 707-719 Sitisome St., San Fraucisco, THE. PUERTO RICAN CASES. Louis F. Post in The Public The supreme court has in effect de cided by a majority of one judge, that the federal government may enter into competition with autooratin govern ments of Europe in maintaining crown colonies in different parts of the world, and that scattered over the earth it may have bodies of subjects of whom it demands a dumb allegiance. At this turning point iu the history of our "government of the people, by the people, and for the people," one looks back instinctively, and not without encouragement, to the Dred Scott case. With what vividness that musty de cision recalls how a majority of this same court, bowing obsequiously then to the slave power as a majority of it bows obsequiously to-day to the powt er of an imperial plutocracy, brought ruin unconsciously upon the very cause they consciously sought 10 pro tect. The respect which a decision of the highest court of the country should command is necessarily weakened in this case by the fact that two repub lican and two democratic judges stur dily dissent. These four, moreover, are all men upon whom no suspicion rests. One of the majority judges the only democrat among them is chiefly distinguished as a representa tive of the protected 6ugar interests of Louisiana, which might have been in jured by a different decision ; and an other fell under a cloud, a few years ago, by his sudden conversion to the plutocratic side of the income tax case just when one vote on that side was needed. It is, iudeed, a rernarkab'e thing that iu the two great supreme court decisions of this generation bearing upon t'.ic gathering conflict be tween democra;y and plutocracy, the cause of the latter should have been sustained by a vole of 5 to 4; that in one case an act of congress was nulli fied, while in the other it is sanctioned ; and that in each, the majority over ruled long settled precedents of the eourt in order to reach their conclu sions. Yet such is the fact. The in come tax law was held to be uncoosti tutioual by a vote of 5 to 4, the majori ty overruling a series of contrary de cisions; aud now th cro.va colony act is held, on the other hand, to be constitutional, by a vote of 5 to 4, a majority overruling a decision of the court which had beeu undisturbed f -r more than three-quarters of a century. Were it not for this readiness to juggle with precedents, one might find in the Puerto Rico decision cause for great satisfaction, by inferring that in leaving the question of territorial gov1, ernment so cpmplelely under the con trol of congress, the court curtails its own earlier assumption of power to override the legislative department. Hut thi might prove to be a poor source of satisfaction. There is no I assurance that when congress legis- lales lebS 10 llie lllI,uS OI lhe Jrity j of the judges they will not again sway j tDe court ttnJ by thin 'distinctions' i overrule toe democratic principle of t"s later precedent, ioerein lies tne danger of the judicial system that Marshall built up. Since the court sits in review of the legislative de partment upon the coustitulioauli ty of legislation, congress is less careful to legislate, constitutionally than if the responsibility' rested wholly with it. Thus it comes a jout that unconstitu tional legislation is frequent, and the court picks and chooses, ho. ding that to be unconstitutional which a majority of the judges dislike, and sanctioning that which they like. As to some of the most vital qustions of public policy, therefore, the court may, as in the income tax law and the crown colony law they actually did, become final legislators. This crown colony decision makes it clearer than ever that the principle of the judicial plank of tbe Chicago platform of 1896 was sound. If we are to have a democratic as distinguished from a plutocratic and imperialistic government, we must have a democratic as distinguished from a plutocratic and imperialistic supreme court. The voice of the saloon singers is beard in nearly every saloon in Tomb stone during the court rush. Two fe male songsters preside at pianos in two of the saloons, while banjo and gnitar artists are attractions at other resorts and with it all can bs heard the constant rattle of ivory chips, the whirl of the roulette wheel and chink of money passed over the green cloth, which adds to the glamour and glitter of gambling. All of which reminds us of a semblance of the palmy days of Tombstone. Prospector. Emerson Gee, superintendent of tbe Pride of the West Mining company at Washington Camp, is in the city at tending the joint meeting of the bo.ird of supervisors of Pima and Santa Cruz counties. Mr. Gee was elected last November as one of the supervisors of Santa Cruz county. Speaking of the mines he said that they were produc ing sa tisfactorily. The mill and smelter are running constantly. About 150 men are in the company's employ. The company is shipping matte through Patagonia station. He says the Duquesue camp is quiet where there is ' nu over supply of water, Tucson Star, Riohard C. McCormick. From the Tucson Star. A special telegram to the Star yes terday from New York city announc es the fact that Hon. Richard Cun ningham McCormick died Sunday morning in that city of apoplexy. Tne deceased was born in New York May, 1832, and received a classical education. Lie became a journalist and was assis tant editor on the New York Evening Post. . Iu 18S2 he was appointed secre tary of Arizona. In 1S63 he was ap pointed governor, which office he held until '69, when he waseiected delegate to congress, lie was chosen three sue cessive terms aud was given the credit of baiBg the ablest delegate from any territory during his term. lie was elected to congress from the first New York district in 1805. Governor McCormick was one of Arizona's earliest pioneers. lie was our first secretary of the Territory, the second governor. Lie established the Arizona Miner in Presjott in 1864, which is still published as the Jour nal-Miner. lie established the Arizona Citizen here iu Tucson in 1870, which has been continuously published. He was author of several books, one just completed on Arizona and its resour ces, which is the most authentic work yet published on the Territory. Governor McCormick was one of the most active men in public life. Ilia services to Arizona were marked. His close relations with men of affairs dur ing his terms of official life in Arizona euabled him to be of much service to the Territory, both as governor and representative in congress. Since leav ing Arizona he has never lost an op portunity to speak a good word ia our behalf. In his death Arizona has lost one of her pioneers who did much good service for her and her people. There are many old Arizonians who will drop a tear of sympathy for the bereaved family of ex-Governor Me-Cormick,- for he has many warm friends in the Territory. Martin Petit, an old and well-known miner and prospector, choked to death at Congress Junction on Monday. He had just come in from a prospecting tour in the mountains and was drink ing quite heavily. He went to a sec tion house for his dinner and while in the act of partaking it he suddenly rose from his chair and started for the door, apparently coughing. As he reached the door he pitched forward to the ground and died iu a few minutes. A doctor who was summoned found a large piece of unmasticated meat in his throat. 'sfru hi rt"Bf Wealth of hair is wealth indeed, y. t 0 a woman. Every other physical attraction is secondary to it.We have a book we" will gladly send you that tells just how to care for the hair. If your ihair is too thin or los ing its luster, get.- Growth becomes I vigorous and all dan druff is removed It always restores color to gray or faded hair. Retain your youth; don't look old before your time. ' $1.00 a bottle. All druggists. "I have used yonr Hair Vigor now for about 23 years and I have found it splendid and satisfactory in every way. I belieye I have recommended this Hair Vigor to hundreds of my friends, ana they all tell the same story. If any body wants the best kind of a Hair Vigor I shall certainly recommend -to them just as strongly as I can that they get a bottle of Ayer's Hair Vigor." Mrs. N. E. Hahiltott, Nov. 28, 1893. Korwich,N.T. WrHm ihm Doctor. It Ton don't obtain all thn benefits you desire from the use of the Vigor, write the Doctor about It. Address, Da. 4. C. ATEB, Lowell, Mass. TAYLOR BRANNAIBAfTS Livery and Feed Stable. First-Class Stock and Rigs. Careful Attention Given to Tran cient Stock. Main Street Florence, Arizona, DEMING. The Bisbee Read May Paso. Not Go to El From the Tombstone Prospector. Major Wambaugh, chief engineer for the Phelps-Dodge people aud Southern Railroad company, will go to Deming, where he has two large grading outfits that will at once begin work on a line to connect the Southeastern with the Santa Fe at Deming. The Southeast ern will build from Douglass to Dem ing and will use the Santa Pe between Deming and El Paso. ., This move on the part of the Pbelps-Dodge people is the result of the adverse ordinance passed by El Paso city council in regard to the roud coming into El Paso. It is true that the ordinance gives the road right of way through the city, but the conditions are such that they are practically proyibitory and it is more than probable that the company will not buiid into El Paso, at least for the present. Ex-Govsrnor of Arizona Dead. New York, June 2. Richard C. Mc Cormick died at his home in Jamaica, L. I., to-day. He was born in this city in 1832. In 1866 he . was appointed territorial governor of - Arizona. He served in this capacity until 1806. He was assistant secretary of the United States treasury in 1887-88, and waseiected to congress in 1895 serv ing one term. He served as the United Slates representative at the Paris exposition in 1S89. He married a daugh ter of the late Senator Thurman of Ohio, who survives him. After Judge Humphreys. , Honolclu, May 28 (via San Francisco June 5) General A. S. Harlwell, W A. Kinney and S, M. Ballon, three of the most prominent lawyers of Hawaii, were sentenced to thirty days in jail for attempting to introduce an affi davit before Judge Humphreys show ing a bias of the court, and referring to the judge's "inordinate ambitions" and "personal weaknesses." They were immediately pardoned by Acting Governor Cooper. Local sentiment runs high and the affair is generally regarded as a political row. , 'Jack Frazier, mayor of Bloomerville, Pinal county, and cattle owner, is making preparations to go to Alaska and take a look at some property he owns in that region. Frazier grub staked a miner who went to the Klon dike and located several claims. In a recent letter tbe latter states that one of the prospects is a sure winner. He says it is so large that did they have hades for a furnace and the whole continent for a dumping ground, there would be ore left after a thousand years' steady run. Phoenix Gazette. Hewie Uewitt to-day left for the Agua Caiiente hot springs, where he expects to spend a few weeks. lie has Dot been well for some time and thinks that a season at the springs will ben efit him. Tetnpe News. Marshall D. Draper, E. M. 1. N. McLeod, E. M. DRAPER & McLEOD, Graduates of Colorado State School of Mines. Assavers, Chemists, Min ing Engineers. 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