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i i t W. D. MORTON. A. P.SHEWMAN, h i < MORTON & SHKWMAN Publishers. | j ! Subscription Rates. Year $2.50 Eix Months 1.60 Thru Months 76 Invariably in advance. Advertising rates made known on application. Friday, Oct. 12, 1894. Oliver Wendell Holmes, the poet, is 4oad. California has trees that have been proved by scientists to be 3000 years old. W. F. Cooper, editor of the Florence Tribune, has been ad mitted to practice as an attorney. The word “mugwump” occurs several times in Eliot’s translation of the Bible. In that book it sig nifies a great chief. J. F. Wallace has retired from the St. John’s Herald, and is suc ceeded by Art McDonald. The Herald is a good paper. Judge Fuller, of the IT. S. Court of Private Land Claims, will take testimony in the Peralta grant case at GuadaJahara, Mexico, on the 22nd inst. Hiss Frances Willard devotes eight hours of the day to work, eight hours to sleep ana the re maining eight hours as she ex presses it, to doing as she pleases. The Yuma Times is now on the road to fortune and fame, It has been sued for libel by one Allen, whose mining methods it had criti* cised. Allen wants $50,000. The Times had better just pay it and save trouble. The citizens of Globe have sent n a protest against the removal of he troops from San Carlos. Every citizen of the territory ought to join them in the protest, and if their protest don’t count they ought to organize, equip and drill companies of rangers for self pro tection. Farmers south of town are loudly complaining of the renewed depre dations of large bands of Indian horses from the Sacaton agency. It seems that these horses come upon alfalfa and grain fields at will and without restraint from Indian or ageDt. The farmers whose crops are totally destroyed, have no re dress, except through a long and tedious manipulation of red tape at Washington. These horses could destroy every grain and alfalfa field in the valley before the of ficials could get time to look at an application for damages. We had always supposed that it was the Agent’s business to exercise a general supervision over the In dians and their stock and see to it that adjoining settlers were not trespassed upon. The trespasses to which we refer are made at a distance of at least twenty miles from the agency and earnest ap peals to the agent seems to have very little effect. There was, so we understand, little or no com plaint from trespassing Indian stock until within the past year and the farmers propose to join in an inquiry at the Department whether this thing shall be allowed to continue. The Indian language is rich in j traditions concerning this country. < The different tribes of course have I different traditions concerning the i . \ i i remote history of the country, and j each tribe occupies in its own tra— | dition a most central and impor tant position. The traditions of different families of the same tribe often differ materially, is is shown in the traditions respecting the origin of the name of the Super stition mountain, the huge pile that serves as a landmark for more than a hundred miles in Southern Arizona and at whose northern base nestles one of the richest min ing camps in the territory. Antonio, the great war chief of the Fimas, gives the following upon this sub ject: Many, many, many years ago this great valley, embracing all of the Salt, Verde, Gila and San Pedro, was filled with thousands of people. There were large cities, thousands of farms where the peo ple raised much corn and other crops, and had large herds of cattle and horses and were happy and contented. By and by a great flood came. It began to spread over the valley suddenly, then ris ing to a great height. The people with their dogs, horses and cattle fled to the high mountain, but many were overtaken and drowned, only those nearest the mountain, mainly reaching its summit. The waters rose high up on the moun tain as the horizontal marks around its perpendicular cliffs now plainly show. After rising almost to the summit the waters receded only a little, to be again raised by the Great Spirit. But with ail his power the Great Spirit was not able to raise the waters over the summit of the mountains, and after repeated trials, finding he could not do this, he turned all the Pimas on the summit, together with their dogs and cattle and horses into stone, and there they are to this day. No Pima now will venture to the summit of this mountain. Wint. Sears is making a win ning canvass for County Recorder. He is a young man of energy and industry, of unswerving honesty and integrity, and is thoroughly qualified for the position. Voters will make no mistake in casting their vote for him if they want a faithful and an efficient officer. 11. B. St. Claire REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR COUNTY ASSESSOR. The genial sun of Indiana first shed the light of day on the present Republican nominee for County Assessor, Mr. H. B. St. Claire in 1858. He is a genuine .. Hoosier and was a “school master” for three years on leaving college in his native state. His education began in the public schools and ended in an Indiana University. He left the business of teaching to go into the post office of his native town as deputy postmaster where he served several years, then removed to the State of Texas where he acted in like capacity for a time, then en tered into the mercantile business, subsequently coming to this Terri tory in 1884. Here he invested in the stock business at once and has also been interested at one time and another in some of our best mercantile firms giving much of his time and attention to that busi ness and amidst it all he has found time to handle a good deal of real estate, buying and selling property for himself, however. At present he is devoting his time to his stock and is ranching in the valley near Phoenix. In all his varied pursuits he has made a success of it every time. Mr. St. Claire has never sought public office of any kind and has never held public office; his great energy and perseverence has been turned entirely to his varied busi ness, his interest in politics being, only of a passing nature ami solely with a view to securing good pub- i lie service. I Mr. St. Claire is peculiatly and ! unusually well equipped for the of fice of assessor; it is not probable that (here are ten men in the county so well qualified by experi ence to till the office for which he has been nominated. In the first place he has a latgr rxptrier.ee in ' varied mercantile business and that, his judgment has been first class in the business is evidenced by the j fact that he has been uniformly successful. Again he has a stock- j man’s experience of ye,.rs standing ! in growing, feeding and handling gtock, in which business he has also been successful. Last but not, least Mr. St. Claire has owned and ! handled a large amount of city and j country property at one time or j another, for a man who was not | properly in the real estate business, j and his judgment has not led him j estiay in a single instance as to thei value of the property. There are very few men in the county so in timately acquainted with these three great sources of our business and wealth and there are very few that have exercised such unifurm good judgment in all these connec tions. 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