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AI.ilERT P. BASTA. Editor and Proprietor,
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Representative in Congress N. O. Murphy.
- novernor J.ools C. Hitches. Phenlx
Secretary has M. Kruce "
Treasurer P. T. Cole "
Amlitor C. P. Leitch
Atfy WetiT T. 1. Satherwaite. Tomón
Snpt. Pub. Inst V. J. Kctherton Mesa City
Adj't General... Edaard Schwarta. . Pbenix
JIDICtAt. DBPAKTMBjrP fllTKSilB CO LET.
Chief Justice. ... A.C Haker. Phenlx
Asso'te Justice. J. L. Hethune. Tucson
" " ..(IwfnT. liouw Florence
" ..John J. Hawkins.. .Prescott
Clerk J. L. B. Alexander. ..Phenix
U. S. iit. Atty..E.. bllinwood Pheuix
BI8TB1CT COt BT, FOI.KTH JVDICIAL D18THICT.
Jmlcre John J. Hawkins. . Prescott
Clerk O. 1. Flake Holbrook
f her Iff C. P. Owens
Cnder-Sheriff -Kobert Hufford
Probate J nde Y. VI. Zitek
li..-i-t Attorney W. VI. Perrill
Kflcorder Y. W. NeUin
Treasurer -1- A. Sawyer
Lx-otiicio Tax Collector E. A. Sawyer
BOABO or 11THTBOW.
J. H. Bowman, Chairman
J. H. Breed Jiembcr
J. H. Willis " .
Y. W. Nelson Clerk
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6.
Free coinage of filter at a
'ratio of sixteen to one; state
hood for all our territories;
protection for American pro
ducts; this is what a majority
of the people want, and which
they hare a right to expect of
the present congress.
The motion to cut off Ambassador
Bayard's salary wasn't made. Bos
No, it seems not, but no' "motion"
should be necessary "to cut off" his
- The Masonic Grand Lodge for the
state of Utah, recently held an elec
tion for officers, and our esteemed
friend, Dr. Wm. T. Dalby, of Salt
Lake City, was honored by an elec
tion to the exalted position of Grand
Master for the State of Utah.
Tomorrow is Arbor Day by procla
mation of Governor L. C. Hughes.
It is a beautiful custome and should
-e universally observed by all peoples
in all lands. He that planteth a tree
hath conferred a benefit upon coming
generations, who will joyfully bless
him for being a benefactor to them.
It has been our impression all the
while, there existed a statute prohib
iting prize-fighting in New Mexico,
but now comes a telegram giving an
account of the Miller-Gable fight,
which is said to have taken place
in the Capitol city under the very
nose of the Governor. Where is
The Chinese new year comes on
the 12th instant, at which time good
Chinamen pay off all debts. While
tho western nations aro prone to
look upon "John" as an "heathen
Chinee," many of them would be
better neighbors and citizens were
they to follow this beautiful custom
of the despised Chinaman.
"Geo. Hill HoARD.the well known
attorney," says the Albuquerque
Morning Democrat, "left Feb. 1st
for California. Mr. Howard will re
turn soon and make this city his per
manent residence." Our first ac
quaintance with Mr, Howard began
in San Diego, Cal. in 1871, at which
time wo two together made the trip
across the desert, along the Mexican
boundary line (part of the time in
Mexico, and part of the time in the
V. S.), from San Diego, Cal. to Tuc
son, Arizona. In crossing the dry
lied of the Gulf of California, a few
miles west of New River Station, we
experienced quite a shock of earth
quake. In 1S74 there were no rail
roads as now, and the great overland
mail route was from San Diego, via
Yuma, Tucson to El Paso, Texas;
the mails being carried by steamer
from San Francisco to Sau Diego,
The Gallup Gleaner came out on
the 28th ultimo with a special edi
tion, illustrative and descriptive of
its town's resources and capabilities.
Such enterprise, on tha part of tho
Gleaner deserves more than a pass
ing notice from the people; it de
serves the substantial support of
every individual having a dollars in
vestment in the town. The local
paper is your true friend and does
more towards the upbuilding of its
locality than almost all other agen
cies combined; not to give it loyal
support is treachery to your town
and to your own interests.
The House Committee on foreign
affairs have adopted a resolution
censuring Mr. Bayard, United States
Ambassador at the Court of St.
James, for making un-American
speeches at Edinburg and at other
points in England, while pretending
to represent the American people.
When our "representatives" so far
forget themselves, or get so low as
to "lick spittle," or toady to any
thing foreign, they have outlived
their usefulness and cease to repre
sent anything but themselves and
should be deprived of office; and by
an act of Congress, disbared from
ever disgracing this country again.
Juana Walker will get another
hearing, February 7, says the su
preme court. The Indian girl may
yet get the old millionaire's estate.
The editor of the Arocs knew
Walker when he lived with a Pima
woman, and he called her his wife
at that time.
Last Sunday was "ground-hog
day." If cloudy so" that he could
not see his shadow, spring has open
ed; if the sun shone and he saw his
shadow, spring will not open for six
weeks longer or until the 8th of
Phenix Midw inter Cranival.
"Let Mr. Reod move off the track,"
says tho San Francisco Examiner,
"and make way for the locomotive.
Otherwise the locomotive may make
a way for itself with unpleasant re
sults to Mr. Reed." It is well your
remarks were qualified, as it "may"
leave a hole out of which to crawl.
Mr. Reed need not "move off the
track," for at the right time an in
surmountable obstruction will be
found in front of your "wild engine,"
usually called an "electoral vote,"
which will C3ve your "locomotive"
down the bank. It is an old rattle
trap at the best and to avoid the im
pending cyclone, you had better
'"side track the rotten old thing out
( t harm's wayj
Do you desifo to take in the great
midwinter carnival at Phenix, begin
ing Febuary 19th and lasting until
Washington's birthday February
22ndí The Atlantic & Pacific rail
way will soli excursion tickets from
all points oh its line to - Phenix and
back, at the rate of
for the round trip.
licketson sale eb. 1tn to 1st
inclusive, good for return 15 days
from date of sale. The program ar
ranged includes many attractive and
novel features, the greatest of which
is perhaps the Wild West and Indi
an exibitions. lhere will be over
500 Indians of 5 distinct tribes; cow
boys from every point of the terri
tory; a armed Indian school witn
Indian band and 400 pupils. Their
various exercises, and parades will
form a picture of native life impos
sible in any other city, and more
startling from the contrast with the
surroundings of modern civilization.
The entire garrison of Fort Whip
ple will be present with regimental
band. Trotting and running races,
trap shooting, base ball, cricket, foot
ball and tennis are among the sports
of tho occasion. A mafniificent
trades parade and a procession of
beautiful floats and a grand fireworks
display are among the other features.
The Atlantic & Pacific, as also the
Santa Fe, Prescott c Phenix rail
ways, have made liberal reductions,
thus giving everybody a chance to
see the great Carnival. Go via the
new line the S. F. & P. Y. and see
the wonderful development of Cen-
ral Arizona and the Salt liner al
ley. Get tickets and further inform
ation from any agent of tho Atlant-
and l acmo It. li.
J. E. DeRosear, Agent.
A family named Crose arrived
here this morning enroute to the
Yerdo valley. The father and four
children, the ages of the latter rang
ing from four to ten years, and all
musicians and will play at the Pal
ace this evening at 8 o'clock. One
little tot plays a horn which is near
ly as large as himself.
Joseph and Dan Marr came up
from tho Yerde valley to give their
testimony in support of Wales Ar
nold's homestead claim.
All three of the a1xve named
people are A. 1. and Uasayampers
too boot. Ed. J .
Threw Away Ills Canes.
Mr. D. Wiley, ex-postmaster, Black
Creek, N. Y., was so badly afflicted
with rheumatism that he was only
able to hobble around with canes, and
even then it caused him great pain.
After using Chamberlain's Pain Balm
he was so much improved that he
threw away his canes. He says this
liniment did him more good than all
other medicines and treatment put
together. For sale at 50 cents per
bottle by F. J. Wattron.
"There's a chlel amunir ye's takin' notes.
And faith he'l prent era."
Fort Apache Letter.
Fort Apache, Jan. 23, 1896.
Editor Argus Dear Sir: I will
endeavor to fulfill my promise of
last week and conduct the reader
through our magnificent Tost Ex
change. But beforo bidding adieu
to our pleasant host, tho hospital
steward, let us compliment him up
on the general cleanliness of the es
tablishment; the order manifest
within, without, and down cellar;
the gentlemanly bearing of the
nurses and last but not least, the
healthful and robust appearance of
Upon entering the Tost Exchango,
the first thing to catch our eye is a
sign printed in bold plain letters
"No beer to bo taken from this room.
By order of the C. O." This sign
suggests, at first sight, a longer
stay than is compatible to his de
sire; especially, if he has other calls
to make and is rushed tot time. But
after you have had a chance to be
come reconciled with the surround
ings your natural observations will
soon convince you that that sign
goes for "nit" as you will see many
loads of beer taken from that room
every hour, and your admiration will
be called in play to see how bravely
and quietly those loads are carried
hence. The sign simply means that
beer must not be taken from the
room in glass bottles, tin cans or
other vessels wherein the flavor
would be likely to escape therefrom.
Beside the sign just mentioned, is
another, which reads "No loud sing
ing or boisterous noise allowed in this
room. By order of the C. O.," and
it is romarkable how reverently this
order is obeyed. The men go in,
order thr beer, take it to the tables
and take their time drinking, it, or
they may drink it all at the bar.
Thirty cents per quart bottle or
fifteen cents per half quart bottle is
charged. Two brands of the best
grades in the country are kept, show
ing that Uncle Sam has found out
by experience or otherwise, that to
keep the beer from getting the best
of his soldiers he must get the best
beer, which motto has proved to be
correct in every way. When tho
Canteen (now known as the Post
Exchange) was first allowed in the
army, certain cheap beer brewers
edged themselves into the confidence
of the Canteen Council and furnish
ed a sort of "swill" at twenty cents
per quart bottle. The" same "swill"
was purchased as eagerly as was the
best beer, because it was the best to
be had and a soldier must have
something refreshing after a hard
drill and beer generally strikes the
spot, especially when the beer is cool
and the "spot" is hot. During the
time this "swill" . was being sold
to the soldiers, the guard house
mustered the largest squad in the
garrison; now it musters no garrison
prisoners at all and guard and other
duties are 99 per cent easier than
they were ten years ago, when the
Post! Trader and boot-legger fur
nished us with our cold beverages.
On a door leading from the bar
room we are informed by large let
ters that a lunch room exists in an
other aooartment. let us ster in and
investigate. Here, as iñ the bar
room, we see a soldier attendant in
a neat and tidy habiliment, a la café,
dishing out ham and eggs', hot coffee,
oyster stews, and everything to be
procured, in our western markets,
pertaining to short order restau
rants. From here the visitor is con
ducted back through the saloon,
through the bowling alley where
games are Iree to all Indian clubs,
dumb bells and other muscle pro
ducing instruments are plentiful.
Thence through the store room and
office to the store where everything
from a pound of cheese to a suit of
clothes can be purchased at prices
lower than in any western first-class
city. In another room leading from
the store is the billiard room con
taining three tables; ten cents per
game is charged, which is five cents
more than on the companies private
tables; the tables are supplied with
lamps and an attendant is hired to
attend to them and preserve order
in the room. The proceeds of 6ales,
after cost of goods and running ex
penses are settled, is divided, per
capita, among the various companies
and is used in purchasing extras
for the mess, competent cook hire,
in purchasing milch cows ana pay
ing a man to care for them.
. 1 shall endeavor to give the very
patient reader a more interesting
statement in my next, as the J. ost
Exchange has occupied too much
space already, but it is the writer's
greatest iaiung 10 tarry too long ai
this particular resort. but axex.
Our Taylor Letter.
Taylor, Ariz., Feb. 3, 1S9C.
Editor Arocs Dear Sir: Mr. Geo.
Q. Tenney has just returned from &
trip to Canon .Diablo, and reports it
very dry through that section of
country, having been very little
snow so far this winter, and liable to
be heavy losses in stock if it does
not storm soon.
Mr. Jackson of Indiana, is teach
ing a very good school at Shumway.
jlr. JLyewis oí .North Carolina, who
is a brother of the post doctor at
Fort Apacbe, is teaching the pub
lic school at tho Mexican village on
Silver creek near its source.
Mrs. Johns of Kansas, and Mrs.
Huehes of Arizona, wife of Govern
or Hughes, will also visit here and
Snowilake on the zlst and zUna in
stants in the interest of Woman
Suffrage. They will naturally have
a warm reception here since most of
the people favor the movement.
runny tilings to see: ihe iíish-
op's Burnsides; Clawson's mustache
curled; Bert. Dustin using his own
chair and table in school and look-
ins' fortv wavs for Sundav: that
hotel man taking a bath in a qt.
of water; Butler singing with his
A wellknown lawyer of Bartholo
mew county, Ind., who had a favorite
walnut tree growing in his garden
concluded to have his coffin made
out of it. He employed a carpenter
to cut ancUput it into boards, and
beforo the carpenter could finish the
coffin the lawyer was in need of it.
lhis may have a tendency to hurry
up some people who are struck with
such strange ideas; but there is one
old gentleman in this vicinity who
made his own cotnn and placed it in
V i a rrrnnorrr wü t wi o -a crs ond
iiibj fjiautiij v v v j vuij wuu
he is still enjoying reasonable health.
Several wives have been heard to re
mark if coffins were made too pre
vious about their places of abode
that a pile of kindling wood would
be perceptible; so it is that such
things are not regarded as agreeable
ornaments by everybody.
Our Snowflake Letter.
Ssowflake, Ariz., Feb. 1, 1S96.
Editor A noes Dear Sir: In read
ing your prognostications in regard
to the future of Holbrook, I am
forciblv reminded that it takes con
siderable enterprise, many hard
and well directed knocks, as well as
a few dollars to bring about the de
sired result. At the present time
there is a great deal of uncertainty
in the minds of those who hold the
purse strings as to what the near fu
ture will bring to pass. This un
certainty will have to be surmount
ed with some brighter prospects be-
for much improvement will be mani
fest. The agriculturalists encour
aged by the conditions of the soil,
the prospective early spring and the
reasonable expectation ot a liberal
supply of water for irrigation, are
putting their best loot forward and
will no doubt put in larger crops
than usual, and this means for all of
them a prosperous season.
I he Ireighters have passed through
most of the muddy season and the
roads are now improving rapidly;
and with grass in abundance, prices
advanced, lie has no reason to com
plain. Cattle and sheepmen gener
ally in the ascendant, feel as though
1 1 - . A '11 I.'
me crisis is past, especially is luis
the case with those who have been
forced during the past two years to
practice strict economy.
The railways seem to be doing a
good business in transporting the
commodities of different sections of
the country to their respective mar
kets; why then may I ask, this un-
i m 1 11 11" ,
certainty? wny aoes tne winsiow
Mail sound the "kev note of alarm in
a recent issue, and. urge so strongly
the reclamation of the soil and the
storage of water as the true founda
tion for our prosperity T Mr. Editor,
this warning should be heeded; we
must endeavor to become self-sus
taining; and all become producers
and have something to sell. In the
uncertainly of some of the gigantic
"railroad deals," in which the A. &
P. is at present involved, certain
towns along the line may have a
sudden change come over "the spirit
of their dreams," that may be either
for better or for worse: and while
this state of unrest is aprevlent, let
the farmer tickle the soil and make
it smile: the shepherd look well to
his flocks, and whichever way the
"deal" mav go. have their platters
right side up when the manna of
prosperity shall begin to fall in our
midst. a. x host.
AT THIS OFFICE, FOB
which we will pay IS cents
each, copies of the Amies
ritl Jnrmnrv 30. 1896. VoL
1, No. 8. Our demand for back numbers has
used up tne supply, w e priniea quite a mrifc
numlker of extra couies but it seems not
enough to supply the demand.
Arizona Co-operative Mercantile Ins
-Wholesale and Retail-
DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE.
"We carry as complete a line of
Dry Goods, Furnishing Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes,
Queenstcare and Hardware,
as can be found in any city. We also
carry a complete line of
FENCE WIRE and
If I RE NAILS.
The Best Grades of Flour
that can be bought.
We buy direct from Manu
facturers and the Largest Job
bing Houses in the country,
and as far as practicable in
which enables us to sell you
goods as low as is possible for
any house that carries Strictly
Tour Patronage is always appreciatetl,no matter how small
your purchase you may rest assured it will be our aim to sell
yon the best goods that can be obtained for cash, at reasonable
prices. a ltf
South side of Kailroad Avenue,
Roots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps,
Lard and Bacon,
Teas and Coffees,
Hams and Sides,
Flour and Meal.
Navajo Blankets and Indian Curios,
In fact anvthinsr vou may need, either to Eat, Drink or Wear, I
Will Not be Undersold by anyone, so call and get my prices be"
fore making your purchases elsewhere. ltf
North Side of Railroad Avenue,
All Oat of Town Work Will Receive Prompt Attention.
If you have a wheel to fill or a tire to set, bring it to me
and get good service for your money.
Work Guaranteed to Suit You.
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A Full and Complete Stock of
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