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Krentz & Wolff PROPRIETORS OF WINSLOW MEAT MARKET DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OP Fresh and Salt Meats, Sausages, Fruits, NUTS AND VEGETABLES, AN© SALT f ISH£§.K- Game and Oysters in season. Open at 6 a m and. close at 7 p m Closed Sunday at 9 a.m. ■* - - —■ - PARLOR SALOON G. B. BAUBREACH, Proprietor. Winslow, : : ariz Choice Whiskies, Brandies and Wines. Epglisji JUe, Blue Ribbon Beer. The Choicest of Cigars YvVo&U Card, 'B.oovas "s\.Uaeaed .'7 The Winslow Mail. WINSLOW, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1901. ©tyc gUins low jptatU J. F. WALLACE, Editob and Pbopeikxob. Entered at the postoffice at Winslow, Ariz. as second class mail matter. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One year 13 00 Six months 1 50 Single copies 10 ADVERTISING RATES. Display, per inch per month, fl 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 The principal want of some men not a thousand miles from here is the want of principle. The politician who contem plates placing himself in the hands of his friends had better sew up his pockets first. * If girls don’t marry some of our bachelors tor their money we would like to know what else they would marry them for. A candidate’s best sign of suc cess is for his enemies to keep declaring - that they have him beaten. It shows that he has them secared. This community, like most all otners, has a few know-it-all in dividuals who have no place in this world nor the one to come. We have some very extrava gant fellows around this town when it comes to spending - time, but then, that is about all ever have to spend. Indiana has an oil well which is said to be a better producer than the famous Texas grislier; but the trouble is. it belongs to the Standard Oil Co Since nearly all the commodi ties of life are controled by the trusts it costs a man a great deal more to live; but then it is worth more to be living. It is an old saying that the pen is mightier than the sword, but the corkscrew is mightier than either one in the hands of some of our citizens. If there is not a hell where the wicked must be roasted forever, the fellow who sells a poor wid ow a short ton of coal is going to get off a great deal easier than he deserves. What is the use of astrono mers worrying to find out whether or not other planets are inhabited? We could not send them an}' - missionaries, and even if we could they might be worse than the Chinese Boxers. Some politicians show patriot ism more for a display than the love of their country. They are always ready to help in a par ade or fireworks, but kick like a mule when it comes to paying taxes. There were only seventeen di vorces granted in Canada last year, while no one knows how many thousand were granted in the United States. What this country needs is a constitutional amendment, giving Congress control of marriage laws, so as to stop this growing scandal. It may be said of Kentucky, the state noted for the prettiest women in the world, that she also has some of the pluckiest women. The latest sensation in which a female participated was enacted at Paducah, when Miss Mary Murphy, a dashing young woman, whipped Dr. William Cowgill, a prominent specialist, severely with a cowhide.. Miss Murphy explained to the by standers who interfered, that ithe Doctor while standing in | front of his office winked at her las she went to pass him. Probably the reason why the British Commanders make such blunders is because they are overburdened with a string of titles. It is Gen. Sir this, and Gen. Lord that. In our great war it was plain Ulissus Grant, Billy Sherman and Phil Sherdan, but they got there in a manner that forms a striking contrast to the rediculous blunders of the brit tish officers. One hundred and sixty miles an hour is the speed aimed at by a new electric railway company in Germany, under the direct patronage of the Emperor. Cars with accommodations for fifty persons each are now being built and will be tried on a thirty-kilometer track. It is in tended to use electricity only for the express passenger ser vice, as for freight and local traffic steam is expected to re main the power for a long time. An exchange tells of a lady who decided to scare her hus band, who was quite a hard drinker, so he would reform. To do this she procured the cos tume of a devil she had worn in a masquerade. The next time the erring spouse came home feeling happy she quickly don ned the costume. As he opened the door she stepped forward and said in sepulchral tones: “Come in with me—l am the devil.” The result rather start led her as the response which greeted her was: “Zat so? Shake ol’ boy; I’m your brother-in-law. I married sister. ” A Washington dispatch of the 23d inst., says: The sharp con troversy between the members of the house and arid lands com mittee, has resulted in the suc cess of the f iends of the Sha froth-Newlands bill. If it went to the extreme point of a bitter passage of words between chair man Tongue and Representative Wilson of Idaho, in which the latter got the best of it. At the meeting of the committee today the friends of the bill insisted on the bill being reported. Ton gue had attempted to delay it by appointing a subcommittee to redraft it. This committee was composed of two known op ponents of the bill and one friend, Reeder of Kansas. Wil son protested against the re port being drafted by opponents, and urged that it should be drawn by the friends of the bill, under parliamentary practices. Chair man Tongue said that Wilson sought to impugn the motives of the members of the committee. This was promptly denied by Mr. Wilson. A Reasonable Solution of the Forest Reserve Question, We have been informed that many of the tair minded citizens of the Salt River Valley, who have given the forest reserve question study and careful in vestigation, are disposed to dis continue their opposition to the grazing of live stock on that part of the forest reserve which slopes toward the Little Colo rado river, realizing that this section in no way affects their water supply. This is gratifying news and we hope that the breach of pub lic sentiment which has appar ently been widening during the past tew years has commenced to close and that in the near future we will be working hand in hand for the best interests of all concerned. The honorable secretary of the interior called upon the depart ment of agriculture to assist the department in solving this prob lem, by making a thorough sci entific examination of the effects of grazing in the different forest reserves. The experts who examined the Arizona reserves during the past summer were men of high stand ing and unquestioned ability and their reports will be very com- plete and without prejudice, and undoubtedly will have much : weight with the secretary iude-! termining the future regulations ' and working plans for govern-, ing the grazing of live stock up on our forest reserves. The present orders issued by the department of the interior closing the "forest reserves against sheep are simply an en forcement of the standing regu lations and we do not believe in any way jeapordizes the chances of our stockmen for se curing permits for the ensuing summer, provided that after ful ly investigating the subject and giving due consideration to all interests financially concerned the department should decide to allow grazing of live stock upon our torest reserves under proper restrictions. The crop of grasses and forage plants which grow upon the for est reserve are a valuable re source which can only be har vested by grazingand if left un touched they are certain ulti mately to catch on fire from some cause and make unman ageable a destructive forest fire which otherwise might be con trolled and extinguished. The greatest damage done to young pines of our forests in the past has been from fires, therefore, the prevention and controlling of forest fires is the matter of first importance in the preserva tion and referestration of our re serves. Our stockmen emplo}' - a large force of men in caring for their flocks and heards, who are ever present, and in the past have rendered valuable assist ance to the forest officers in ex tinguishing forest fires, the 1 slight damage which may have been done in some limited areas by grazing is more than offset by the benefit done in other sec : tions. We feel confident that the government will work out a s( lution of this problem which ! will be liberal and result benefi : ciall}' - to all interests of our dis ; ferent counties.—Holbrook Ar gus. T Irrigation in Congress. ' If the leading minds of the ’ country were asked to seriously discuss tha topic: “What is the greatest question in the United States awaiting solution?” it is probable that a very few men living east of the Mississippi would think of “national irriga tion” in this connection. To most of such the subject is new ( and unstudied. It will bear H study; it will bear the most searching scrutiny, and the more ' studied the more it is seen to be a question of exceptional breadth and of truly great possibilities , and far reaching importance to the nation. The query that many eastern : people are now making is: What ; is this irrigation problem before > Congress? Is it a legitimate one ; for the government to consider? . Is it one whose support will be a . benefit to the country? Along > what lines is it drawn? In short, : is it a question of really nation i al import? Its western advocates, regard -5 less of political affiliations, - j claim that it is the most impor j tant national question to-day. i Eastern legislators, regardless . of party, are inclined to smile . broadly at this assertion. ; HOME BUILDING. 1 If the internal history of the * American republic is studied l carefully, however, the conclu f sion will be reached that nation j al irrigation, properly wrought, ; is likely to shortly come to the - front as one of the most impor -3: tant national questions of the -1 day. It embodies, in its truest -: seuse, the question of home -5 i building, and the American peo t pie have been, up to the present time, essentially a nation of i home-builders. In no country in t the world is the desire for home - building so strong. The wish to l own and have and Jive in homes - has led thousands of Americans to endure trials and hardships, ; and brave dangers almost be ! yond conception. This control-! ing wish-of the American people j has conquered a continent. The hardy pioneer, with his family and his earthly belongings stow ed in his wagon looking tor a home, has accomplished this. : The locomotive has only follow ed the prairie schooner. THE RUSH TO OKLAHOMA. Now, what has this to do par ticularly with irrigation? Sim ply that the opportunity for bome-building under the old or der has disappeared. New, cheap homes, within the means of the hardy settler, are, under favorable conditions, no longer available. The opening here and there of a strip of good land to settlement, such as Oklahoma, and the following rush of immi gration, attests to this and also to the fact that the country is still full of home-seekers.— Where, then, will they now turn? HOMES FOR MILLIONS. The new homes of the future must be found on irrigated lands, j There are, according to accepted government reports, some 74,- 000,000 acres of rich western land capable of irrigation if the western waters are properly conserved. Irrigation is not an experiment in the United States, and there is no question raised as to the feasibility of this re clamation, but irrigation devel opment in a private way has reached its limits. But, since under irrigation, yields are very large, a few acres of this land would generously support a fam ily, so that with the lands irri gated rural homes would be pro vided for millions of citizens, waiting and anxious to go upon them. AN ARID LAND RECLAMATION FUND. The advocates ot the national irrigation policy urge that the government should, where pos sible, build storage reservoirs to catch the flood waters of the western streams and thus pro vide for the reclamation of these lands. The Ne.wlands bill, now before the House Irrigation Com mittee, and its counterpart, the Hansbrough bill, on the Senate side, provide for the setting aside of the proceeds from the sale of public lands in the arid states and territories as an “arid land reclamation fund,” to be used for building such reservoirs, and that the cost of such con struction shall be put upon the land reclaimed by them, and the land then offered tor sale by the government, in small tracts, to bona fide settlers, upon easy terms. POPULAR LEGISLATION. Who will come to the support of such a policy? More people and a greater di versity of interests than sup ported the homestead act, and such legislation would be even more popular than the free home enactments. What other prop osition is before the country upon which labor and capital can better unite and which they can support, hand in hand, with out clash or jealousy? Every labor union in the United States which has discussed the ques tion has unanimously supported it; every combination of capital, of whatever sort, which has con sidered it, has given it unquali fied endorsement. WESTERN HOMES —EASTERN MARKETS. The opening of the-vast area of western lands by irrigation would provide cheap homes, cer tain of returning the owners a I comfortable livelihood. It would i create a valuable and growing market for every kind and de scription of manufacturing and | commercial interests in the coun try. It would insure cheaper living in the west which would ; result in the opening of number less mining properties wffiose grade of ore is not sufficiently 1 high to warrant development SUBSCRIBE FOR |The Winslow Mailp •g- Devoted to the Interests of Winslow * •< and Navajo County. &> under present wage conditions. It would create a demand for transportation which would , bring to its support every rail road interest. Can any proposition ever be fore the American people claim the support of a greater diver ! sitv of interests than the irriga tion and reclamation of the vast and waste areas of arid land un der an honest policy, which would insure their settlement in small tracts by genuine home builders? Guy Elliott Mitchell. The Tombstone Prospector says that Douglas is a coming city and has already made a good start. A bill has been passed b} T both houses of con gress making Douglas a sub-port of entry and the Mexican au thorities wfill establish a custom house on the other side the bor der at an early date. Business men and speculators are invest ing in lots and it is said that a large hotel is to be bniltatonce. It is not expected by the know | ing ones that the railroad will stop at Nacosari but branches cut in different directions for the purpose of taking in the valu able mining, cattle and agricul tural lands in Sonora, eventual ly reaching the gulf. Mr. A. F. Banta, w T ell known to old settlers as Charley Frank lin, came down from Phoenix this morning to take a position as guard at the prison. Mr Banta is one of the pioneer news paper men in the territory and in 1874 set type on the Sentinel. His last newspaper venture, the Pick and Drill, at Prescott, he concluded not to revive after the big fire, in which most of the plant was destroyed, and he has since been out of the harness al though occasionally doing a lit tle sqribbling to keep his hand in. He goes on duiy at the pri ! son tomorrow" night.—Sentinel. 1 Hon. Burton Mossman was ' among the cattlemen from the north in attendance at themeet ‘ ing of cattlemen early in the ' week. Mr. Mossman will remain - in this city for several weeks, i or until spring makes her ap - parance in the northern moun ( tains, after wdiich he will return : to the northern section and in i terest himself in cattle in that i section. Burt has been in the ' cattle business too long to keep out now", that the season pro • mises something like the old • time results. In this Burt is : wise.—Stockman. > Mr. B. E. Murphy, father of r Governor Murphy, died at Pres cott at 7 p. m. Thursday at the age of 82. The remains will be t embalmed and sent to Manito woc., for burial beside those of his wife who died several years ago. The sympathy of the peo [ pie of the territory is extended j the governor and the bereaved > family. Joe Boot, the state robber, , partner of the notorious Pearl Hart, Arizona’s female bandit, escaped from the territorial pri son last week, and has not been apprehended, although effort to ward his capture has been ex . erted. He was a trusty and cook at the time he quit the prison. THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS. DENVER, COLORADO, ' DAILY AND WEEKLY. The Great Representative News paper of the Rocky Mountain L States and Territories. 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