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I JOB WORK. \ Everything from a Dodger to ff. a Fancy Ball Programme turned out in the most $ artistic style. VOL.S. Fraser, Dagg & Co. GENERAL, MERCHANTS, SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS We carry a complete stock of GENERAL MERCHANDISE, AND SOLICIT A SHARE OF YOUR PATRONAGE. EXCLUSIVE AGENTS FOR Superior” Stoves and Ranges. Hamilton Brown Shoe Co’s Line cf Shoes. ksure against Fire with us in the Insurance Company of North America, If you want prompt service and full value for your money, let us demonstrate that we can give both. Store closed on Sundays. FRASER, DAGG & COMPANY, WINSLOW, ARIZONA. LESSER&SAWYER DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE, Winslow, : : Arizona. Ant: receiving daily A Large Assortment of sprins 5 Summer Goods, WHICH THEY ARE SELLING AT REDUCED RATES. Call and Examine for Yourselves. JULIUS KBENTZ. GEORGE A. WOLFF. Krentz & Wolff PROPRIETORS OF WINSLOW MEAT MARKET DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF Fresh and Salt Meats, Sausages, F ru^s > NUTS AND VEGETABLES. an© SALT FI H E S’. !<5- Game and Oysters in season. iSSSSSSSSSSSsSSSSSSSSSSSS* Open at 0 a m and close at 7:30 p m Closed Sunday at 9 a.m. ■ ■ ” ~ PARLOR SALOON. G. R. BAUBKBACH, Proprietor. Winslow, Choice Whiskies, Brandies and Wines. English Ale, Blue Ribbon Beer. The Choicest of Cigars. Tno&Li Card. ’B.oow.s YA\ad\eA f|he IDinsloUi JttaiL WINSLOW, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1898. J. H. BREED. U. Z. RAND. Breed-Rand Mercantile Co. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. Our Store is foil from cellar to garret of General Merchandise, Consisting of FLOUR AN B MILL STUFFS- HARDWARE, SADDLERY AND HARNESS, GROCERIES, GRANITE-WARE, LEATHER GOODS, GRAIN AND HAY, CROCKERY, TENTS AND AWNINGS, DRY GOODS, COOKING RANGES, INDIAN BLANKETS, CLOTHING, HEATING STOVES DRUGS AND MEDICINES, GENTS FURNISHING, SPORTING GOODS, STATIONERY, NOTIONS, GUNS AND PISTOLS, TOILET ARTICLES, BOOTS AND SHOES, AMMUNITION, PAINTS AND OILS, HATS AND CAPS. MINERS EQUIPMENT 3, H OUSE FURN ISH IN G, TRUNKS AND VALISES, RANCH SUPPLIES. ETC., ETC. IN ADDITION TO OUR REGULAR STOCK WE ARE UNPACKING EVERY DAY SEASONABLE GOODS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER TRADE TO WHICH WE INVITE INSPECTION. THE ONLY IRON We have in the fire is our merchandise business, to which we give our undivided attention. Our experience has taught us, that to serve our customers long, we must serve them well, and to serve them well, we must furnish them only with such goods as will bear out honest prices and honest representation If you have been dissatisfied else where, try us with your regular trade. One price, one treatment, accorded all. Breed-Rand Mercantile Co., WINSLOW, ARIZONA. f&ijt plaiL J. F. WALLACE, Editor and Propbiktob. Entered at the postoffiee at Winslow, Ariz., as second class mail matter. . PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One year... $3 00 Six months 1 50 Single copies 10 ADVERTISING RATES. Display, per inch per month, ?1 00; reading notices, per line, first insertion, 10 cents; each subsequent insertion, 5 cents: per line per month, 25 cents. COMMUNICATIONS From the surrounding country of local in terest solicited, It has not been many days since the Spaniards were boasting that Ameri cans were not fighters. We presume they entertain a very different opinion of the ’‘Yankee pigs” by this time The Birmingham (England) Post as serts that despite denials there are good reasons for saying that Germany very recently made overtures to Spain for a naval depot and a coaling station in the Philippines. Henry Clews, the mouth-piece of Wall street, says war between Germany and the United States is inevitable. If Wall street has determined on such a war, it will come. The money power is omnipotent in this country. The Kansas City Packer gets off the following: The new internal revenue stamps bear the letters “I. B.” across the face. Since the country is commit ted to the sentiment of “Remember the Maine,” presumably the letters on the stamps stand for “I Remember.” The strategy board have concluded to send quite a number of troops with Commodore Watson’s fleet, to occupy one of the Canary islands, which it is proposed to capture and hold as a base of supplies and harbor for the fleet in its operations against Admiral Camara and the Spanish coast. General Anderson, who at present is in command of the land forces at Ma nila, evidently expects to have trouble with the insurgents under Aguinaldo. He has asked and been granted per mission to buy as many Chinese ponies as he deems necessary for an aggres sive campaign into the interior. Spain has authorized the French gov ernment through its Minister at Wash ington to open negotiations with this country looking to the restoration of peace. It is to be hoped that peace may speedily follow, but are fearful that the Spanish pride has not been suf ficiently humiliated to make them ac cept the terms this government may propose. The number of troops which were surrendered at Santiago to General Sbafter amounts to from 22,000 to 24,- 000. It will be no easy task to trans port this army to Spain and will add a large item to the indemnity which that country will bo called on to pay at the 1 end of the war. The Hay Lake Water System. We have recently been able to secure some reliable data regarding the pro posed method of water supply from the Hay Lake or Jack’s Canyon source, as now being developed by the Farm and Fireside Company. The present plans for initial develop ment include the building of a 24-foot dam at the outlet of Hay Lake, 37 miles southwest from Winslow, where the conditions of soil and rock, enclosing banks for dam construction as well as holding water, are extremely favorable. The “dead level” area within the reser voir site is upward of 2,000 acres, so that the present 24-foot dam, as now being constructed will, according to lowest estimates, impound over 40,000 acre feet (13,000,000,000 gallons) of water. Both from the statements of old set tlers in this locality and from reports of three consulting engineers of long experience in water storage, there ap pears no doubt as to the sufficiency of the natural drainage area to more than fill this reservoir annually. Small res ervoirs near at hand furnish striking object lessons of how this soil holds water with a minimum of absorption. If, at a later date, it should seem desir able, a rock-crib diverting dam can be built in Canyon Diablo at very moder ate expense, and, by a canal not over 200 yards in length, divert the water from more than 100 square miles of ad ditional area into the Hay Lake reser voir. A 6x7 foot tunnel through a solid rock spur at east end of Hay Lake dam has been completed and furnishes a most substantial place and method for setting the discharge gates. Water re leased at Hay Lake reservoir flows down the rock-bound bed of Jack’s Canyon to the point of diversion, 6.4 miles from Winslow, where a substantial masonry dam, 13 feet high and holding 17,000,000 gallons of water, with modern Ludlow discharge gate, ready for operation, has been completed. From the diversion reservoir, the wa ter will be conveyed to the distributing reservoir, on direct line to Winslow, 2 V.' miles from and 150 feet above the town. A natural reservoir site of over 42,000.- 000 gallons (a year’s domestic supply for the city) camcity exists here. The grade line between the diversion and distributing reservoirs is quite favora ble, the fali being about 150 feet be tween the two points. The water at this distributing reservoir is high above the salt springs and alkaline flats found at and near the mouths of the three prin cipal streams of Jacks, Clear Creek and Chevelou’s Fork, and consequently will always afford the purest and best sup ply for the town of Winslow. We un derstand that it is the purpose of this company to hold several year’s supply of water for domestic purposes con stantly on hand in their system of res ervoirs. It is also the purpose of the company to clear the water used for ir rigation or power, outside of the dis tributing reservoir, so that the latter may always contain an abundance of snow water brought down from the mountains and free from sny sediment carried by ali streams during the sum mer rains. One of the foremost engineers in the southwest, with over twenty years resi dence in Arizona, who recently visited Hay Lake, says: “Jack’s Canyon ex tends from near the Little Colorado river, about three miles southeast of Winslow to the summit of the Aztec Mountains, some sixty miles southwest of Winslow. The fall of the canyon is very gradual. It carries the drainage from Hay Lake and probably 50 square miles of additional area, that consti tutes the water shed of the east fork or main canyoD above the point at which the Hay Lake drainage is discharged. This canyon is the natural water way for the run-off from an estimated water shed of 350 square miles.” He also says: “The water impounded in a reservoir at Hay Lake would be of excellent quality for engine and domes tic purposes, and no doubt can be con veyed through Jack’s Canyon to Wins low.” A Colorado engineer of long expe rience in storage enterprises, says of Hay Lake: “The conditions are quite favorable to cheap construction, there being an ample supply of the best ma terial in the immediate vicinity, the bed of the lake being composed of the best alluvial deposit. It would seem that the lake is about 2% miles long by 2Vo miles wide, giving an area of 4,000 acres, which at the extreme depth of 20 feet would represent 80,000 acre feet. The basin is comparatively flat and the slopes of the enclosing banks are rath er sharp, and I should incline to the opinion that at least 60,000 acre feet can be impounded here. There w’ould seem to be little doubt of the possibility of filling it. My information as to the water shed drained into it is not of the best, but from my researches in that line, I ascertain that there is about 100 square miles of drainage area above that basin. This seems mostly to be heavily timbered, and during the win ter to receive a heavy precipitation in the form of snow, while it is also liable annually to severe rain storms. From Canyon Diablo a supplemental supply of at least as much more can be ob tained, as the water shed of that drain age channel has about the same area, and apart from that, there is every evi dence along the canyon that large bodies of water are occasionally trans ported.” A consulting engineer of national reputation in California, who has ex amined the potentialities of all the streams in this vicinity, says: “There is no doubt whatever that the water sup ply of Jack’s Canyon may be more cheaply and readily developed than any other, and that it is more desirable to begin the work of development on that stream because it affords the only real ly capacious and desirable reservoir site in this entire region of country, so ; far as I can ascertain, at an elevation commanding all the arable lands sur- j rounding the town of Winslow. The j Hay Lake reservoir, from its command ing position, is the key to the situation and one which should first be used to j unlock the latent possibilities of the ‘ lands surrounding the town. The qual ity of the water stored in Hay Lake is of marked excellence, being soft, pure , mountain water.” If we may judge the future by the past, the closest estimate of our town's future (with the Huy Lake water sys tem in successful operation) growth, would be obtained by a study of the changes wrought through the medium of an abundant water supply, during the past six or eight years in the Salt ' River Valley in our own territory, in the Fecos Valley in New Mexico and in tbe Arkansas Valley in Southern Colo rado. Probably the latter field presents the closest parallel to our conditions here, as their development has comei and is now being made, largely from the storage of surplus water. We are reliably informed that good farming land in that valley, with water right sells readily at from S4O to S6O per acre. In view of the fact that tbe initial construction work is now well advanced and of the most substantial character, it does not seem an exaggeration to es timate that within a period of five year’s time from the delivery of the water to the lands around town, which is expected will not be later than tbe coming spring, that Winslow will have a population more than double its pres ent numbers, and easily take front rank as the town of the Santa Fe Pacific Road between Albuquerque and Cali fornia, besides it seems a self-evident j fact that we cannot expect any large growth in population or importance, i without tbe successful carrying for- j ward of this or a similar enterprise for ; the conservation of the surplus waters and their application for irrigation and power purposes. We have given considerable space to this subject in this issue for the reason that we believed it of great interest and importance to all our people; and be sides, for the further reason that we are fully impressed with the belief that the promoters of the Hay Lake enteprise, by reason of their investment and the benefit to be derived by all residents, and especially all property holders in this vicinity, merit and should receive the cordial support of our citizens in carrying forward the enterprise to .a successful conclusion. Colonel Roosevelt of tbe “Rough Riders” is evidently very proud of bis command. He told the boys a few days j ago, that if they would conduct them ; selves with the same gallantry in all j future engagements they displayed in j their first, he would take the whole j command to the Paris exposition in j 1900 at his own expense. With the rep utation they have already gained they would attract a great deal of attention in the old world. It appears that Europe is about to adopt a Monroe doctrine of their own. The Paris Figaro of a recent date con tained the following: “It is time the powers took extreme measures to pre vent Commodore Watson’s dispatch to Europe and to end the war. Italy, Aus tria, Russia and especially France have the greatest interest in reminding the United States that they connot allow America to acquire a footing in Europe. The friendly representations of these four powers at Washington will, it is to be hoped, enable the United States to perceive the dangerous course on which it is embarking.” A Berlin dispatch dated the 23d to the London Daily News, says: The pow ers, with the exception of Great Britain, arrived at an agreement, though only negative in terms, regarding the future of the Philippines. They concur that they will not allow the islands to be | annexed by the United States, and will I not consent to an Anglo-American pro tectorate which idea is believed to bo cherished in influential quarters in Washington.” The superannuated old grannies on the other side of the pond will find out before this little affair with Spain is finally settled, that Uncle Sam holds very decided ideas as to the manner of settlement and the future of not only the Phillippines, but of the Ladrone, Porto Rico and Cuba, and it might be well for them to consult him \ before disposing of those possessions, ! or any one of them. A correspondent of the Chronicle of I Chicago, writing from Caney, Cuba, un- I der date of July 13th, gives the follow ing account of the killing of Captain O’Neill: “Captain O’Neill had promised his men of troop A to be the first in the trenches of the enemy. He kept his promise, but they carried his body back to the ford that evening riddled by bul lets fired at him pointblank as he leap ed the ditch and stood on the coping of ; the Spanish rifle pits calling to his men to follow him. And they did follow him and avenged his death.” As the war progresses more compli cations arise. The Cubans are dis- j gruntied because they were not given possession of and complete control of Santiago. They claim this government | promised to give them the island that they might establish an independent republic. Aguinaldo has declared him self dictator of the Phillippines, and | is likely to cause the Americans more or less trouble in that quarter. The i German navy continue to act in ape-, ' cuiiar and provoking manner. In fact, affairs at Manila have become so mixed, the strategy board at \V ashington have changed the plan of campaign in the Phillippines, and have ordered the cap ture and occupancy of the Guam island in that group, so as to have a base re moved from tbe meddlesome interfer- , ence of tbe Germans and the influence of Aguinaldo. Italy, Russia, Austria and Germany are reported to have <g 8 I SUBSCRIBE FUR ? I . | I The Winslow Mail | :£ Devoted to the Interests of WinsloSy $ and Navajo County. ® Royal makes the food pure, wholesome and delicious. &4K?|HO POWDER Absolutely Pure ROYAL baking powder eo., KtW YORK. entered into an agreement to oppose the annexation of any of the islands of the Phillippines. This war may as sume huge proportions before it is fin ally ended and may result in changing the geographical lines of a considera ble portion of the globe. Harper’s Weekly contained the fol lowing regarding the “Rough Riders:” Wm. Tudor, 37 Brimmer street, Boston, is collecting funds to supply the Rough Riders with hammocks, mosquito-net ting, abdominal bands, and other re quisites to warfare in the tropics. The Riders come from all parts of the coun try, end represent all sorts of folks, from New York clubmen up to full blooded Indians. As they come from no State in particular, they are no one’s special care, and the only things they seem absolutely sure of getting in suf ficient quantity seems to be ammuni tion and advertising. Whoever their press agent is, there is no disputing his extraordinary efficiency. But adver tising, with all its virtues, does not take the place of cholera-bands in the trop ics, and it is well that some one is mak ing a business of providing the Rough Riders with something else than no tices.” The Arizonp. Bulletin says: “It has been proven beyond a doubt that Bron co Bill and his partner Johnson at tended a dance at Geronimo last week. They spent over,s3oo in tbe town and purchased five Siew suite of clothes and other articles from J. N. Porter, mer chant at that place. Detective Thacker I and posse went through on the 13th, and unloaded their horses at Thomas and started for the Black river coun try. Bronco Bill did most of the duu cing while Johnson stood watch around the door. Bill got too much liquor on board at the dance, and because a girl refused to dance with him, he pulled both his six-shooters and cleared the hall. They bought every cartridge in town that would fit their guns and loft again for the hills. A Wingate, New Mexico, dispatch of the 20th, gives the following particu lars of a free-for-all fight: Rffugio Flores was killed and Lavino Barela was seriously wounded at Wingate sta tion last night. Both men were em ployed on the work train here. There were several more that were wounded, but cannot be found. It was pay day, and several robberies are reported in ! addition to the above casualties. One man is reported shot, but ran into the canyon back of the station and cannot be located. Things are quiet at pres ent. One Mexioan undertook to stab Andrew Johnson, tbe timekeeper, and the foreman foiled him as he was in the act and nearly killed the Mexican. Now the goody-goody people are try ing to explain away the manner in which “Bucky” O’Neill acquired his nickname. Out upon such rot! It is only by their foibles that we know our heroes were human. Some private letters of George Washington, recently unearthed, which proved he was fond of horse racing, oc casionally went on a spree, played a strong hand at poker, and had a repre hensible weakness for tbe fair sex, has done more to raise him in the estima tion of men and women who live on oarth than can be readily described in words. —The Oasi9. The 6tory that McCord resigned, the resignation to take effect August Ist, is a little lame as nearly two weeks be fore that date Murphy had his commis sion in his inside pocket, ready to take the oath of office upon arrival in the territory, if he desires. It looks to an outsider as though the president used undue haste in accepting a resignation and appointing a successor, two weeks before tbe-present incumbent was ready to jar loose. —Arizona Enterprise. There is trouble brewing in Safford for some Spanish sympathizers. On Sunday night, had tbe men with Con stable Morris been able to find the man who jumped on Sam. Alegrie, the Span ish class in hell would have had a new member. It is hard to discuss this sub ject calmly. But we want to notify the Mexican population who sympathize with Spain that demonstrations like unto that of Sunday night will cot be tolerated in Safford. —The Arizonian. NO. SO.