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He oolJbrook Argus
HOLBROOK, ARIZONA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23. 1905. vol x. No. 51. THE LOCAL FIELD.... Ii. J. Smith has gone to Phoenix to take in the Fair. Chauncey Woods went to Wins low today to spend Christmas. H. B. Smith has returned from a visit at his home in snowflake. A Christmas entertainment at the school house tomorrow even ing' Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Morgan came down from ShowLow and have gone to Phoenix'to take in the attractions ot the Fair. J. H. Young, a former resident of this place, now managing the Postal Telegraph office at Gal lup, was visiting here yesterday. Mrs. A. Despain came up from Winslow yesterday and departed for Snowflake to spend the holi days with home folks. R. S. Mansfield, Post office in epector with headquarters at Prescott, spent a few hours' here Monday. The costumes for the masquer ade are on display in the drug store. Call early and makeyour selection. ' W. tl. Hopen and family arriv ed here last evening from Linden and departed this morning tor Phoenix to spend the holidays in attendance at the Fair. Word has reached here that Ed Bargeman has disposed of his cattle interests to Barney Stiles. The consideration being $6,000. Postal lineman C. H. Howard with a force of men was here this week and moved the Postal instruments into Mr. Woods' of fice, adjoining the Post office. Lee Newman came down from Woodruff Mo.iday and went to Flagstaff to consult a doctor aliout his health which has been very poor of late. H. H. Scorse went to Flagstaff Thursday and ' returned home v vesterdav. he was accompanied x home by Miss Julia who is at tending the Normal. Wm. Armbruster and H. B. Smith " are repairing the fourth pier from , the south approach of the bridge. It came near being taken out by the last flood. A. L. Amos, of Pinetop, arrived here Wednesday on his way to ; Phoenix to attend the Fair, after spending a few days there he will continue on to Los Angeles and take in the sights' of-that city. Items of Interest Picked Up By A ROUS Reporters In Holbrook and Vicinity. Supervisor Frank L. Mead of the Indian Service, arrived here this morning on his way to Keams Canyon to visit the Hopi Training School. Civil engineer Reed of the recla mation Service came up Wednes day from Chevlon, where he has just finished setting a water guuge to measure the flow of that stream. J. S. Jones came down from Adamana this morning and left for his home at Shumway. He reports the weather at Adamana a bit frosty, the thermometer registered ten below this morn ing. We were requested to state there will be a Masquerade Ball Christmas night. Good music, and a lap lunch at 12. Mr. Hess has ordered a nice lot of suits and every body is request ed to don a false face and put in an appearance. Bob Fi'tzsimmons was knocked out in thirteen rounds last Wed nesday night by "Philadelphia Jack" O'Brien, at the Mechanics Pavillion in San Francisco. Be fore leaving the ring Fitz said he had done his best and that he had fought his last fight. A number of government teams were here and loaded with freight for the Post Wednesday. The teamsters informed us that pro visions and grain are running low and the Quartermaster is offering $2 per hundred for haul ing freight, this is 1.07 more than the contract price. Supt. T. G. Lemmon and Geo. L. Whittaker, of the Hopi Train ing School, arrived nere Tuesday evening. The Government al lows each school t-hild 25 cents for Christmas and Mr. Lemmon came in to invest for them. He left on his return this morning with a wagon load of Christmas goods. Twenty-six inches of snow was reported at Cooley's Thursday night, ten inches at Snowflake, with six inches here. The storm has been followed by a severe spell ot cold weather. Last night was by far the coldest night of the winter, the thermemeter was showing at 9 below this morn ing. Chinese Exclusion Law Will be Modified. ... t ' A new treaty with China to modify the presentcxclusion law, SANTA CLAUS! Is come to town, to stay, and is making his headquarters at the drugstore. Come in and see our line of fine Christmas Gifts. A good as sortment of fancy toilet articles, and an abundance of toys for the chil dren. If you can't come, drop us a line and we will do our best to - please. Remember the Headquar ters, HOLBROOK DRUG STORE. G. HESS, JR. Proprietor. it is announced, will be ready to send to the Senate shortly after the .holidays. The treaty will embody at least four distinct modifications of theexistinglaw. The first will be a careful defini tion of what constitutes a labor er Clerks, salesmen and experts coming to the United States with their employers, will not be in cluded with the coolie class. The second will be the finality of cer tificates of intending visitors to the United States when such cer tificates bear the signatures of the proper Chinese officials and the American consul. The third will be the admission of China men who have taken out their papers in Hongkong or Tonkin or the Straits settlements and be come subjects of Great Britain, France or Holland., The fourth will be better detention quarters. The richest merchant or most learned scholar from China is now confined, in case of any doubt as to his status or rights, in a place hardly fit for the low est born coolie. Of course there are numerous details to be em bodied in the treaty, but those outlined above are said to be the principal ones. TERRITORIAL FAiR NOTES The Southern Carnival Com pany is now on the grounds and their shows are being put on the "Hassyamp," making a splendid appearance and will furnish fun and entertainment for everybody. On Wednesday of Fair week there will be the largest gather ing of Indians ever together in Arizona. Those who wil have charge of the exercises on that day estimate that there will be 3,000 Indians from the reserva tions of the Territory and they will conduct their own races and sports. The granite stone for the Min ers' Drilling Contests has been presented to the Fair Commis sion by the Prescott. Granite Quarry and it will be carried free by the Santa Fe Prescott & Phoenix Railway. Frank Wright the Commissioner of Yavapai County, is having the stone load ed in the cars. Arrangements are being made for the exhibittion of the airship of the Golden State Flying Ship Company and, the weather per mitting an ascension will be made daily. Illiterate Children of Immigrants Compared With Those of Native Americans. It seems somewhat surprising at first to find a lower degree of illiteracy among the children of native parents. For the former the proportion of illiteracy is 8 3 per 1,000, for the latter 44.1 per 1,000. The difference however, does not prove that immigrants are more anxious than natives to secure for their children the advatages of an elementary edu cation. It is explanable by the fact the foreign born are concen trated in the larger cities to a much greater extent than thena tive population. Comparison for individual cities indicates that there is little difference iri il literacy between the two classes pf children living .in the same community. But such differen ces as can be detected are usually iri favor of 'the children of native parents. Ex".