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Navujo County Arizona, by ALBERT P. BANT A, Editor and Proprietor. Tub Abol-s U ihe Official Papar of Navajo County. Entered at the postoffice at Holbrook, Arix as secoud-clos mail matter SVBSCRIPTION TA TES. Ona year 2 SO Six months 1 & Three months. 1 0 Advertising- rates made known on applica tion at mis omce. OFFICIAL DIKECTOUY. AN INTEKESTING RELIC. Whilst engaged in rummaging through some old jj&pers, Mr. George A. Urown, a rosidont of Fort Apache, in this county, found an in teresting and valuable relic. It is a twenty-five dollar bill in North COSOBSIttnOSsL. Representative In Cons-res N. O. Murphy. I. , Preacott BXtCtTlTt DBFABTMBKT. Governor Louis C. Huchea. Phenix Secretary. Cha M. Bruce Treasurer P. T. Cole Auditor C. I. Leitch Att'y (ion! T. D. Sot be rw alte. Tucson SuuL Pub. Inst.F. J. Nctiiertoa. Unii Citv Auj't General... Edward Schwarts. ..-Phenix JUDICIAL DIPlEIBtJT-BLTHBMB COUHT. Chief Justice A. C. Baker. Phenix Aaso'te Justice.. J. D. Bet b une. Tucson . " ..(mraT. IUuk Florence ..John J. Hawkins... Preacott Clerk ..J. i II. Alexauder... Phenix L'. S. Dlst. Atty. K. E. ElUnwood Phenix mmBlCT COURT, rol'BTH JUDICIAL, DISTRICT. Jndn John J. Hawkins. . Preacott Clerk 0. 1. nuke Holbrook Sheriff C. P. Owens t nder-SherilT .Robert HuRord Probate J udirs F. M Ziirk IHstrkt Attorney W. M. Perrill Kecorder W. Nelson Treanrer E. A. Sawyer Ex-officio Tax Collector E. A. Sawyer BOABD OF BtrBBTXSOB8. í. H. Bowman. Chairman J. H. Kreed .Member J. H. W lis . W. Nelson..... Clerk If congress endorses the action of the house committee on military affairs, nothing short of a presiden tial voto will prevent General Miles being made Lieutenant-General. The committeo by a vote of eight to four docided to favorably report tne joint resolution otierea by liep- Carolina currency, which "entitles resentative Hardy, of Indiana, to the bearer to receive twenty-five promote General Miles to tüat rank. Spanish Milled-dollars, or the value The fight which Secretary Laniónt thereof in gold or silver: agreeable under Mr. Cleveland's orders to an act of the Assembly, passed at has been making on General Miles, Xewbern, North Carolina, the 10th has made friends instead of oppo- day of May, 1780. nents to ttie resolution. Ihe lact It is signed in iuk by J. A. Vehon that some people didn't want Gen- and G. Guion: and was printed by eral Allies to enjoy tne honor be- James Davis, who brought the first cause ho wasn t a West l'ointer has printing press to America. The also acted in his favor. His promo- bill is well preserved, and consider- tion would be a deserved compli- Dg the fact of its being a printed ment to the volunteer officers of the relic from the first printing press in late war. I America, irives it a value miirfi at. ceeding its face, as well as its great historical value. Mr. Brown has al ready refused several tempting offers far his valuable find. THUKSDAY, APRIL 16. EEPIBLICAS TERRITORIAL COX- " VENTIOM. HSADQ.t7ABTBM KiPCBLICAB TxB-) bitokiaIj Chihal Com mittek, Phxsix. Anz AIabch 17. lHHi. J To THf BimucAX Votxbs or A hizo a: ' A deles-ate convention of the Republican party of the Territory of Arizona is hereby canea to assemnie in toe city or fornix. Arizona, at iu o cioca i.Dk,on Wednesday, April 2Mb. 1HW. for the purpose: ,1. The selection of six delegates to the national itepuDlican convention to be held in the city of St. Louis. Missouri, on June 10. and the selection of an alternate for tarn tnereor. IL The nomination of a candidate for omnia to Coiurress. Provided, however. that if the convention shall deem it inexpe- niem io nominate aennnidate at this time, then said convention shaU determine adate for such nomination and the manner in which the saine shall be made. III. The selection of a Territorial Central loramltti VI. The transaction of such other busi ness as may properly come before said con. Vention. The basis of representation in this conven tion will be one delegate lor every fifty votes. ana one delegate fur each traction or nlty, over twenty-five cast for Hon. N. O. Murphy for Delegate to Congress at the November election of 1S4. The representation of the Posta asters should bear in mind that it is entirely out of their lino of duty to divulge anything con cerning correspondents, or any other persons who may post letters at their office. They should caution their children or employees, having access to the mails, against such a violation of the postal laws, as any indiscretion of that sort subjects them to removal. They should not stand and gaze, or run to look at a letter as soon as deposited in a bos; to say the least such action is in very bad taste, and indicates the person doing it to bo a trifle too in quisitive. All such acts and indis cretions have a tendency to interfere with the publication of newspapers and cannot be tolerated. The Now York legislature has passed a bill defining bicycles as baggage, and declaring that they shall be transported as baggage on all roads in that State. Here is one State whose sovereign people are a little greater than is a Railway Cor poration. Our next legislative as sembly should pass a similar law; a law that will not require the owner of the bicycle to box, cord, or other wise pack the wheel, but be able to put naked wheel into baggage-car. Col. Alex. O. Brodie has been elected president of Prescott's new ly organized Mining Exchange. Mr. Sam. Hill, elected vice-president; THE STORM OF FRIDAY. The great snow and wind-storm, which brought trains to a -standstill on the divide between Denver and the Colorado Springs, and on all roads except the Santa Fe, abat ed during Sunday night, and the railroads are again open. At Monu ment and Palmer Lake, where trains were stalled, there was eight inches o f snow on the level,' and in places the drifts were twenty feet deep. Fur ther south, the snowfall was even greater At Trinidad over two feet of snow fell, and a hurricane drifted snow into banks ten to fifteen feet high blockading all thoroughfares. Two west-bound Santa Fe trains, and one Gulf passenger train, were tied up at Trinidad. On the Raton mountains the storm was more in tense than anywhere else, the snow drifting as high as twenty feet. The storm extended from La Junta to Las Vegas, but not so severe south of Raton. In Pueblo the wind attained a velocity of fifty-four miles an hour. Two tall smoke stacks of the Citizens' Electric Light works were blown down. Glass was blown out of windows, and the telegraph wires were badly mix ed. On the praries to the east the storm will benefit the ranchmen who have put in a large acreage of small he is desirous leasing to some bright intelligent fellow," "Now" contin ued the Major with much solemnity and apparant solicitude for the fel low's welfare, "take my advice, go at once and secure the prize; for, with that Terrapin ranch, you can easily make ten thousand pounds in ayear." "For heaven's sake!" feelingly says the Major, the tears welling up into his sympathetic and benevolent eyes, "you surely will not surrender the lease at the expiration of the first year, simply because you shall have made that paltry ten thousand?" The "guy" replied that he would "consider the question quite serious ly before giving up a fairly good thing you know." It is needless to say, the engenuous Englishman ac tually boarded after receiving full instructions from the Major the first Southern Pacific train going west, in search of Colonel Jones and the "360,000-acre terrapin ranch, at Devil's Paradise," somewhere on the lower Gila river. rose hardware: CO., ALBUQUERQUE, NBW MEXICO, Jobbers of Machineru, Hardware, Stoves and Implements Dealer in Pumps, Pipe and Fittings, Windmills and Tanks. Steel and Wire Nails, Barbed and Balling Wire, Corrugated Iron, Bar Iron and Steel. Refrigerators and House Furnishing- goods. AGENTS FOR JOHN DEERE PLOWS AND WAGONS, Deering and Walter A. Wood's Mowers and Bakes, Monarch Bicycles. Guns, Sporting Goods, Cutlery and Lamps. ' 15m6 ' WHO REMOVED HUGHES? Cleveland Did It, With Spite. Mia Little The late fiasco of the Arizona militia cost the territory - $1,740. This is a neat sum to pay for such nonsense. The president has sent to the senate the nomination of Fitzhugh Lee, of Virginia, to be consul gen eral at Havana, Cuba, vice Ramon G. Williams, resigned. Bulletin No. 17 of the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station has just been issued, It contains the valuable part of the proceeding of the first day of the agricultural convention held at Phenix last October, and edited by Wm. Stowe Devol, director of the station. It is sent gratis to all applying to the director at Tucson for it. To Get Kid of Smut. Cochise Coconino 10 GrahanV " " J rescoi aso Yavapai Maricopa 27 the Territory. Mohave riavajo. .' 4 Pima . IS Pinal . Yavapai. 22 Y ama S Total number of delegates 112 il 1 ordered that proxies in this conven tion shaU be held only by regularly elected delegates from the respective counties, to said convention. it is ordered that the credentials of dele- Judge Ed. . Wells for treasurer, and R. H. Hetherington the secre- grain, but it is believed some cattle tary. This is an excellent step have perished in the blizzard. In Aarto!?.?" .i".V,?re,ure " íoUow taken in the right direction, and no the Cripple Creek district a number doubt will be of crreat benefit to of buildings ana many tents, in county and which miners and prospectors lived, wore blown down, and the Anchoria- Leland shaft house was demolished. The Cripple Creek Commission com pany s tnree-story building was blown down, and then consumed by fire. Many small fires started in camp, but were soon put out. The total damage done in the camp is ! estimated at $100,000. The transfer is stalled, and nearly all the wires went down. In Victor the cars were covered by the snow, and many of gatea shall consist of the statement that the following persons (naming them) have been duly elected delegates to the territorial con vention, and this statement shftll fu. H tut and signed by the chairman and secretary of me cuumr convemion. A full attendance at thfa MMimnllnn nf nn only the delegates, bnt of representative Ke- ituuucwu, is earnestly desired. By order of the .Republican Territorial Vnirai committee, B.L.L0XO. JOS. H. KIBBET. Secretary, Chairman. The Argus favors free coin age of all silver produced in the Unite States statehood for all the territories; a reason ably high tariff upon all im- jvns vj icnaxsoever class or kind this to include silver in whatsoever form or shave it mag be imported. the drifts reach to the house tops, In Denver there was no snowfall worth mentioning, and the maximum velocity of the wind was forty miles an hour, while on the divide t blew at the rate of seventy-five miles. In a number of instances the gravel was hurled through plate glass with the force of bullets, not shattering the pane, but leaving only a hole as large as the stone. We suggest that Mr. Cleveland send "Paramount" Blount to Cuba. UEOBOiA now has more manufac tories than the whole Sooth had in the year 1860. The fellow of JHhe itching palm," is wonderfully conscientious(?j in other people s business. The senate has set its big foot down upon the administration's policy of consolidating all the small postoffices with, the big ones in their of vicinity. " J.ELLER, 01 Colorado, has intro duced a bill requiring national banks to keep their reserves in their own vaults, instead of loaning it to eastern bankers. Some one who appreciates the sit uation, truly says that the man who handles the local department of a newspaper learns, after experience, not to expect even briefly expressed thanks for a column of pleasant things. BASTEE OX THE PACIFIC COAST It being a fact that the first Sun day after the full moon, which fol lows the spring equinox is called Easter Sunday; this brought Easter one week sooner on the Pacific coast than the balance of the world had it. Astronomers ascertained by computations that the first "full moon" put in its appearance shortly after 10 o'clock on the evening of March 28,' consequently the next day being Sunday it must be cele brated as Easter along the coast, Had the moon fulled two hours later by Pacific coast time, our Easter Sunday would have been April 5, 1896. But as it was, our Easter Sunday was March 29, 1896. However, this is not likely to occur soon again, for this is the first in stance of the kind since the begin ning of the Christian era. In the earliest times the Chris tians did not celebrate the resurrec tion of Jesus Christ. Thev made the Jewish Passover their chief festival, which was celebrated the 11th of Nisan, and no matter in what part of the week that day might fall. The earlier Christians believing so said their traditions that Jesus had eaten, on the eve of his death, the Passover with his de- ciples, therefore they regarded this festival as a commemoration of the last supper and not as a memorial the resurrection. But in pro portion as Christianity more and more separated itself from Judaism the first Christians all being Jews and imbibed or rather incorporat ed into their religious rites, the then existing paganisms of Rome, and furthermore, to show their contempt asked for; but a strict regard for the ana natrea lor tne Jews, the alleged truth impol us to say. we fear the crucifiers of Jesus Christ, they Major did not adhere closely to the changed the significenoe of the "white winged goddess'" as the sequel festival, to a commemoration of the proves. He pretended a personal resurrection of their Lord. To help acauaintainshio with the Uncle and "A TERRAPIN RANCH. The urbane and dignified Mixolo gist, of the San Xavier, at Tucson, tells a good story on a young and somewhat verdant Englishman, then recently out from the old country. It appears this verdant youth had an Uncle in Arizona, and was then en route, looking up the Uncle. To betrin with, the fellow entertained preposterous notions regarding the acquirement of wealth in '"this coun try of ours." And in conversing with the Major, to whom he naturally looked for information, he incident ally remarked that he "came here to make 8 or 10 thousand pounds (40 or 50 thousand dollars), within the next couple of years, and then return to the old country." The Major feel ing affably inclined to act "the good Samaritan," he gave all information The last of the legislation has been statute books of the Nation. is well as the occasion for if has dis appeared and it is better for all those who took a part in that great ar to see the last of it. out this change a tradition had for some time -gained considerable head way at that time, to the effect that anti-confederate Jesus. did not eat the "supper of the wiped of the Passover," but that he had died on This the very day of the Passover, thus substituting himself for the Paschal Lamb. Hence the great Christian festival was thereafter made to cele brate the resurrection of Christ. saia, -your uncie owns an immense Buffalo ranch at the Devil's Para dise, on the Jower Gila river, and is doing an enormous business, clearing yearly ten t housand pounds in cash." "But" says the Major now becoming patronizingly confidential, "one mile and a half below your Uncle's'place, my old friend Colonel Jones ownes a 360,000-acre Terrapin ranch, which ' By the latter weather treatment the seed is immersed for a few minutes in scalding water. The hot water kills the smut spores without injury to the rrain. The water should be kept at a temperature of 132J, de grees not rising above 135 degrees. A ten to fifteen minute immersion is recommended. In treating large quantities of seed it is best to first warm the grain by placing it for a few minutes in warm water (110 de grees 130 degrees), as this will en able one to keep the first vessel at a more even temperature. The grain when immersed in the large vessel of hot water should be placed in a basket or gunnysaok or any con venient utensil that will allow free and even access to the hot water. After withdrawing the seed from the hot water plunge it into cold water and spread out to dry." Prof. James H. Toumey, in Bulletin 17 of the Arizona Experiment Station, Tucson. If it is not one thing it is another, to keep one end of the Arizona democracy in a turmoil. A new casus beli has arisen and the forces which have been solidly arrayed against the administration, cement ed togother by the principle, "Any thing to beat Grant," are now break ing up. Th distracting question is,"Who removed Governor Husrb.es?" Thomas E. Farish said he did with his little pen. Renjamin Fickas says he set the territorial democratic machinery in motion with fatal result. Those faithful, but almost despairing brethren, Fred G. Hughes, Judge Woods and Charles Shibell of Tucson, said they compassed the Governor's overthrow by their never ceas ing prayers. Judge Barnes says he sowed wind in Illinois which raised a destroying whirlwind Arizona. Mark Smith telegraph back that he is the person to whom the threatened Arizona owes her salvation from the dreaded Minotaur, Frank Heney and Marshal Meade claim a still more important part in the cataclysm. They were the prophets who dwelt upon the heights and kept the sacred fires burning for the edification of the struggling malcontents in the val ley below. For their further edifi cation and encouragement they de livered themselves from time time of prophecies that "Hughes would be removed next week." This question of who removed the Governor is serious and unsettlin as it cannot in the nature of things be discussed at great length. will be absorbed by that other one. "Now that the city has been taken, how are the spoils going to be divided?" Then . shall brother be divided against brother and hair will be reaped by the handful. Tucson Star. F. J. WATTRON, -DEALER IN- Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals Fancy and Toilet Articles. He Pities 'Em. The acquital of P. J. Clark, charged with a cowardly attack upon Governor Hughes, was a dis graceful act by a jury composed of men supposed to be reputable citi zens, sworn to try the case accord ing to the law and evidence. There was no question of Clark's eruilt and the jury is equally censurable with him. Clark's acquital cannot restore his reputation as a good citi zen and he is detested by all right minded people. The Citizens' League of Phenix dropped Clark from the roll of membership and in doing so gave expression to the sentiment that his actions are not such as pertain to a gentleman or to a proper member of the league. Arizona Silver Belt. Judge Baker arrived in Yuma Monday and returned the same day. He came especially to hear the cass of Levy vs. the Tax Collector of Yuma county, a case involving a small amount but of interest to the tax-payers to have it decided as soon as possible. When one thinks of the sacrifice of personal comfort of a journey from Phenix and re turn this action must commend itself as praisworthy. Most of our judges would have put off the case until the next term. Arizona Sentinel. In all human probability it never occurred to President pieveland that he was uttering an absurd and offensive slander against' communi ties which for general intelligence, morality, patriotism, and honest in dustry may favorably compare with most of the older cities of this and other continents. The fact remains, however, that out of his abundant gnorance of the West and North west he has been talking nonsense as rank as it is injurious and irritat ing. New York Tribune. Robert G. Ingersoll, who lectured at Cleveland, Ohio, April 8, was in terviewed on the effort of the Cleveland Christian Endeavors to convert him to Christianity by con certed prayer. "The Christian Endeavor people,' he said, "are all right. I pity them. as I pity all the other misguided. In the same way I pity the man who thinks he has solved the per petual-motion problem; just as pity the youner irirl who has done wrong; just as I pity any and all who have faith in the tissues of nonsense that is bound together and given the name of 'Bible.' "It was good-natured on their part to pray for me, and that act alone leads me to believe that there is still hope for them. The trouble with the Christian Endeavor is that tney aon t give my arguments con sideration. If they did, they would agree with me. Heretofore they have simply said: 'Oh, Ingersoll. He talks for money. There is noth- in what he says.' They did not listen to me with any intention of giving a fair and impartial verdict, Their decision was given before hand. "Things are changing now. I was alone in my belief twenty years ago; now I nave a great deal of com pany. So far as the prayers offered up for me are concerned, so far as I am able to learn, they have done me no harm, and if they have done me any good I don't know it. It is a strange commentary, nowever, on the changes of times this method of battling me. There was a time not long ago when a man who ex pressed the opinions that I do would have been tortured to death. Nowadays they pray for one. "After all, to what do the Chris tians object in my doctrine? I simply point out what is obvious to all honest thinkers the inconsist ence, untruth and impossibilities of the Bible. It is all right if they gain consolation from their belief, but so far as I have observed, the Christian religion brings nothing but pain, while my belief brings happiness."' JEWELRY, BRUSHES, PERFUMERY, SOAPS, COMBS, GLASS, PUTTY, Patent Medicines, OILS, VARNISHES, PAINTS, CUTLERY, WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS, CONFECTIONERY, Fruits of all Kinds. Mail Orders ltf Promptly Filled LOT, KEE & CO., BAKERY -AND CHOP :- : HOUSE SHORT ORDER MEALS JLT ALL BOURS Groceries and Provisions. fresh: caxdjes and COXFECTIOXi RAILROAD ATE., HOLBROOK. lft ARIZ. Livery and Feed Stable, E. M. DIKEEN, Prop., HOLBROOK, ARIZONA. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in HAY, GRAIN AND COAL TEAMS for the Petrified Forest. Good teams and careful drivers always on hand, day or night. Corral and Stables South side of Railroad Track, Opposite the Water Tank. ltf EWIS H. MEKTZ. 121 BYRNE i-É - Los Anffeles. CaL. is our nnthnHi agent. Thin paper is kept on file in his office. BLOCK, arlxed Order your spring and summer suits of W. H, Clark. Finest line of samples in Arizona; suits made to order from $ 13 up. - ' 6tf Notice. Mr. S. E. West of Soowflake, is our author ised agent for that section of the county, and is authorized to receiv9 and receipt for sub scriptions to the Abgus. ' ft CHALCEDONY LODGE NO. 6, F. A A. M., Holbrook. Arizona. Regular stated communication at 7:30 p. m. on Fourth Saturday of each month. Visitinsr brethren invited. By order of - R. C KINDER, W. M. 3. H. BOWMAN, Secretary. 9tf CARPENTER SHOP North side of R. E. track, east of the shop of Wm. Armbrutt- -er. All kinds of carpenter work at short notice. Renairinor a txnoia.lt v. Give me m sail if you have work needing; immediate! at- tendon. ltf C. G. TBSTBRMAN. a Y \n\n ATAJO COtttTT.