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Til 15 ARIZONA REPUBLICAN SUNDAY MOR XING, AUG. 2, 1 DOS.
F. W. GRIFFEN. Manager
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A BATH THIS TIME OF THE YEAR
Is a pleasure under any circumstance. It is doubly so if you use
a sponge and a box of talcum powder selected from the stock of
A. M. HARMER, The Druggist.
If You want a delicious Ice Cream Soda,
Call on us.
LAIRD & DINES
CORNER DRUG STORE
A HOME PRODUCT.
For Sale by all Grocers
MANUFACTURED AT TEMPE, ARIZONA
favor of July. 1908 of nearly a hundred
dollars, to be exact, $99.31. This gain
in the business is all the more notice
able for the fact that the past year
has not generally been regarded as
good one for business. It is, however,
another instancce of how little the
panic was felt here. '.
Finch and Carr, undertakers and em
balmers. Tempe, Phones, 131 Finch;
and 179, Carr.
THE NETTLE FUNERAL
Richard and Albert Nettle, sons of
J. II. Nettle, who died here Thursday
evening, arrived yesterday morning
from Silver Bell. The funeral has
been set for this afternoon at three
o'clock from the house. The services
will be conducted by Rev. S. M. Cheek
of the M. Ii Church south, and will
be in charge of the Masons.
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Forcing Trade in July
IT IS NOT
EASY TO AROUSE
DURING DOG DAYS
In order, to attract trade' during these hot months, a firm has
to do something radical. This we did by cutting prices to a figure
almost unheard of before. It had the desired result. Our mid
summer cash clearance sale was a success and we extend our
thanks to our patrons who made it so.
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TEMPE READING ROOM
SUFItRS MORE LOSS
The Latest Outrage is the Theft of the
Electric Light Globes.
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4 I-l 1 1 III Ml 1 I 1 M 11 1 Mill I MI I III I 1 I I II I I I Mil 1 1 1 IIMII'MI't-Hltl I II II II ! II lll-I H ) loses all interest to the pay clerks, ana '
, iney cease even lo mane n a suojeci m j
jest. Pay day begins on the morning ,
of the 12th and lasts until the evening '
of the 15th of each month. Before this
time the pay tickets have all been
made out in accordance with the ac
counts of the time-keeper; and the
Panamanian silver has been counted
out and wrapped ud In packages of
five dollars and multiples thereof.
If you happen to be in Empire about
3 o'clock in the morning on the 12th
of any month and are awake, you will
see a half dozen lanterns moving from
different points towards the disbursing
office. And then you will hear the
rumble of half a dozen wagons going
In the same direction. Over in the dis
tance Gold hill and Culebra mountain
stand like lone sentinels guarding the
Isthmian strong box. If you were not
initiated you might think some revivi
fied buccaneers or freebooters of the
old Spanish main had planned a raid
on the several million dollars of gold
and silver stored there. But it Is only
the pay force going to load the pay
car. vaults in which the money Is
stored are Ynade of concrete in which
are embedded all sorts of old iron,
frqm Btcel rails to horseshoes, to give
The vault doors are opened, and
while a dozen zone policemen, armed
to the teeth, stand round and see it
well done, a half dozen brawny Span
iards carry the bold and silver out to
The bags of silver, each holding $1,-
000, weigh 54 pounds each. The gold
is carried in bags having 25,000 in
each. Six tons of silver and about
J 150,000 in gold are carried out into
the wagons, and then the Jack-o -lant
em parade proceeds to the pay car a
half mile in the distance. The money
is loaded into it ,and by sunrise all
hands are ready for breakfast. This
is eaten in shifts, half the force stay
ing with the pay car while the other
half goes to breakfast. . By 6 o'clock
breakfast is over and the pay train
Starts for La Boca, the Pacific end of
the canal, where the paying off be
Excellent arrangements have been
made for handlnig the crowds of lab
orers. In the pav car there are five
doors on " each side, opposite each
other. At one end there 1s one center
door, and at the other end two doors.
one in each corner. The "silver" men
are lined up on the right hand side of
the car in four files. Four streams of
men are kept pouring through the car
all the time. A half dozen policemen
itio up the laborers. As one comes to
the counter of the pay clerk he is com
manded to take off his hat and pro
duce his metal identification check.
The policeman stationed at the coun
ter examines the pay check and the
Identification check. If the numbers
n them correspond the pay clerk
takes it, throws the amount of money
called for into the hat of the laborer,
and commands him to ;ass on. There
is no time for the laborer to count
his monev, bv.t on the outside of the
car there are several plain clothes
members of the police force who keep
weather eve out to see that they do
not make away with a part of their
money and then come back and claim
that ' they' have received short change.
The Spaniards are paid off off in
American gold with Panamanian sil-
er for smaller change. The negroes
are ;ald of: its Panamanian silver en
tirely. The hesrocs get only half as
much :er hour in wages as the white
nborers, yet they are obliged to take
theirs in silver, and month's wages
in Panamanian silver is a bulky pile
of money, one American silver dollar
worth Just two Panamanian silver
dollars, variously known as "splgotty
money", 'tir money" and "monkey
money". When the negro gets a whole
hatful of this stuff and sees a Span-
ard who works by his side get double
as much real money, and In neat, con-
enlent American gold pieces at that.
he 1 in r.o very pleasant frame of
mind. But yet he realizes that he is
still getting far more than he would
have gotten in his native land, and
that there is another negro wailing
for his Job, so he makes the best of
Elaborate precautions are made to
rotect the men against mistakes on
the part of pay clerks and from the
supidity of their felfow laborers. Am
erican gold is always at a premium
mong the negro laborers, and they
will pay liberal differences to get It.
Some of the Spaniards who have been
partly paid in gold will loiter around
and offer them a five dollar gold piece
for eleven dollars "spigotty." Many
takers are found for these offers, but
plain clothes men are mixing in the
rowd and usually the money changer
has rather unceremonious notice to
When a laborer thinks he is under
paid he eoes to the cashier of the nay
car and makes his complaint If he
ar tell which clerk paid him the mat
er is looked up at once., It is usually
Vnd that he has forgotten that there
Was a deduction for commissary books,
and that things are all right. If his
cash does not tally with his tickef a
note of it is made, and when the bal
ances are taken they can tell whether
mistake has been made or not. There
are interpreters who accompany ie
pay ear who can sneak every language
and dialect used in the Zone.
The paying off of the negro labor in
Panamanian silver Is an expensive
eoneerion to the Republic of Panama.
rhe United States is not bound to do
so. 'but does it simply out of the good
ness of its heart, in order to keep the
anan-anian money in circulation.
There are no exact figures to be had
on the Fubject. but It is not improba
ble that It costs the United States a
thousand dollars a month more to nav
ff the labor force in this "snicotti."
The ladies of the Tempe Library and
Free' Reading Room association feel
that they have .almost reached the
limit of endurance. Mention has been
made from time to time of that fact
that chairs have frequently disappear
ed from the room. Sometimes they
were brought back, but more often
they continued to remain absent until
new ones had to be secured. The lat
est outrage is the theft of the electric
light globes and as a consequence for
the past several nights the room has
been in darkness.
For the accommodation of the pub
lie the room is never locked, but the
plan really defeats its own purpose.
It is figured that if left open, men and
boys will spend their evenings there
instead of in less respectable places
and an effort is made to keep the room
neat, well lighted and well supplied
with chairs. These efforts, however,
are sadly handicapped by the apparent
total absence of honor in the makeup
of some of the people who patronize
the room. '
These occurances from time to time
are naturally very discouraging to the
ladies who are making an honest en
deavor, with the help of the business
men "and others who contribute to the
support of the room, to supply Tempe
with a room that is at all times avail
able for the use of those who care to
spend an hour reading. It is to be
regretted that the perpetrator of these
deeds can not be apprehended and delt
with according to the law.
A MEXICAN WOMAN
She Failed to Appreciate the Kindness
Of City Officers.
Readers of The Republican will re
member that a couple of weeks ago
the city marsnal and tne mayor as
sisted at a .Jail delivery, wherein a
Mexican woman was set at liberty.
Subsequent developments make it ap
pear that while the marshal and mayor
were actuated by the most kindly mo
tives, their efforts were a trifle mis
placed, and the woman as well as the
public would both have been better
The above paragraph Is called forth
by reason ofthat fact that at an early
hour yesterdav morning Marshal
Brown was called by residents of the
north end of town to quell a disturb
ance caused by the woman, whose
name is Felicita Pamos. She and a
friend from Granite Reef called Atilon
Ochoa, were having a grand celebra
tion and in so doing, were keeping the
residents of that section awake most
of the time. The noise began early
in the night, but the officers were not
called until the nuisance could no
longer be tolerated. The marshal was
successful in landing Ochoa who was
Jailed for the night, but the woman
made her escape for the night. She
was caught yesterday morning and
also jailed. The marshal sas that
when placed in jair, she had recovered
from her spree and was comparatively
sober. A few hours later, though
when brought to court, she was crazy
drunk again, indicating that1 some one
had passed the dope to her from out
side the jail. The evidence at the
hearing being all to the bad, the judge
fined her fifteen days with the under
standing tnat sne leave Tempe never
to return again. She was taken to
Phoenix on the noon train as were also
her two little girls who will probably
be placed in the care of the probate
court as she is by no means a fit
character to bring them up.
Ochoa was fined on two charges, one
for supplying liquor to the woman and
the other for being drunk and disorder
ly, 5 and $10, respectively. Not hav
ing the wherewith, he took the days
in lieu thereof and now languishes in
POST OfFICE EI6URES
FOR MONTH OF JULY
Show a Good Gain in Business Over
The Same Month Last Year.
Cash Grocery, Tempe
COME TO ME
for tracts of 5 acres, 10 acres, 15
acres and 20 acres. In fact almost
anything you may desire in the wa
of real estate.
R. A. WINDES,
Real Estate, Loan and Insurance
Tempe, - - Arizona.
The showing made by the postoffice
at a place is generally regarded as a
good indication of what the community
is doing. In other words it is some
thing of a business barometer. This
statement being accepted as a fact, the
report of the business of the Tempe
office for the month of July indicates
that business in this section has made
good progress during the iast year.
Postmaster Mullen reports that the re
receipts of the office for the month of
July were J477.59. This is quite an In
crease over the month previous, but is
accounted for by the fact that box rent
became due during Jul whicn added
materially to the funds turned into the
office. What shows the business ac
tivity, however, is a comparison ofythe
receipts for the month of July with
those of the same month a year ago.
July, 1907, the receipts of tha office
were 1378.28, showing a balance in
BRYAN AND TAFT.
LARGE SUPPLY OF BRYAN AND
TAFT CAMPAIGN BANKERS, BUT
TONS, ETC, JUST RECEIVED.
G. A. GOODWIN NOVELTY STORE.
T HAVING BOUGHT AN OR- T
CHARD WILL RECEIVE
I DAILY TUB VERY FINEST X
t FRUIT ON THE MARKET, t
4 WILL BOTH WHOLESALE f
mi 1 1 1 u 1 1 1 1 u 1 1 1 1 n i in
500 hens for sale to make
room for young stock.
Brown and White Leg-i
horn, Barred Plymouth
Rocks and Rhode Island
Cktla-Dale Paultry Farm,
Wear the emblem of your lodge,
whatever it may be. I keep them in
73 AND S1.00 EACH.
FRANK LA MONT,
The democratic primary election for
the purpose of selecting a ticket to the
County convention in Phoenix on the
4th, which In turn will elect delegates
to the Territorial convention which
convenes in Prescott on the Sth, were
held yesterday in Curry hall. About
twenty ballots were cast, but as it
amounted to a mere formality, the
number mattered little. The ticket
named is as follows:
L. R. Kruger, B. B. Moeur, II. E
Laird, Chas. Woolf, W. T. Cummings,
W. H. Easterwood,. E. B. GJodwin.
Walter Redden, J. A-- bines, Chas. Har
ris, S. S- Warner.
LEAVES FOR HOME
Jas. Howard of Kansas City, who
has been in the valley for tne past
couple of weeks, returned to his home
last evening. He came here for the
purpose of making a purchase of a car
of alfalfa seed and last week made a
trip to Buckeye where he got what he
wanted. Mr. Howard says that he is
immensely pleased with the valley. He
has been across the territory a num
ber of times, but this was his first
visit to the valley. He may be de
pended upon to speak a good work for
Arizona when he gets back home.
NEW JEWELER ARRIVES.
Edward La Mont, wife and children,
arrived here yesterday morning from
Ohio. Mr. La Mont is a brother of
Frank La Mont, the jeweler and op
tician, and comes here to accept a po
sition with him. Mr. LaMont is a
jeweler by profession and his services
will be valuable to the firm as recent
ly there has been a great deal more
work than one man could properly at
NOTES AND PERSONALS
C. A. Saylor and wife left last even
ing for Los Angeles where they will
spend the rest of the summer.
Jesse Laird returned yesterday from
a visit tor different California points.
Mayor Dines, who has been on the
sick list for the past few days, is
There will be a meeting of the
Tempe board of trade tomorrow even
ing. It will be the regular monthly
meeting and a full attendance of the
directors is requested.
Supt. C. M. Scott of the M. and P.
was a visitor here yesterday afternoon
looking over railroad matters.
At the young people's union meeting
in the M. E. church south, this even
inb the subject will be "The Passing
of Prejudice." Ralph Blount will be
the leader. Let each society be well
represented. Begins at seven, preach
ing at eight.
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The Panama Canal
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Empire, Canal Zone, July 20. (Spe
cial Correspondence of The Republi-
can.)-mt takes eighteen tons of silver
and about 1,500 pounds of gold to pay
off the canal force each month. It
takes five men three full days, work
ing nearly eleven hours a day, to hand
across the counter enough money to
settle the monthly bill for skilled and
unskilled labor. Money is handled like
so many brick, or so much sand. It
Talk About Excursions
Well Look at These
TO AND RETURN
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Prescott :. $9.00
I Flagstaff $12.00
lA.&C. Ry. .ov
I &(niiHt $26.25"
! Back East
I Albuquerque $23.45
Final Limit October 31. '
Final Limit October 31.
To Salome and Wenden.7 To Parker
J 10. 00. ' .Every Saturday.
Tuesday, Thursday,' Saturday.
Final Limit November 30. y
August 27 to 30.
Final Limit Octolier 31.
All Kinds of Rates J
Aug. 17-18-24-25, Sept. 15-18.
Sept. 24 to Xt. 7. I
Final Limit Oct. 31. J J
. National Irrigation Congress and New Mexico Territorial Fair.
In order to induce the governors, honorary vice-presidents and delegates to theNationat Irrigation Con
gress to visit the Salt River Valley arrangements have boen made for an excursion from Albuquerque to
Phoenix and return, tickets being on sale Oct 3rd tolOth. stop-overs allowed at all points, final limit of
Oct 27th, and at rate of $23.45. Write your Albuquerqtie friends, as well as those who will attend the
congress from other points, and do all in your power to muko this a big excursion.- "
An excellent opportunity to make a big showing for the Salt River Valley. BOOST It and we will
bring the crowd to Phoenix. . .
"The Coast Limited" to California Every
Saturday, 4:30 P. M.
I W. S. Goldsworthy, Gen. Agt. W. L. Garver, G P. & T. A.
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loney than it would cost to pay off
for men who toil
Copper Riveted Overalls
the kind that "WEARS"
J cut fuU
T nude of
j k denim-'
in trooil American goiu. imagine ini
task of counting out a million dollars
in American silver, and then reflect
that that you have to cnunt two pieces
two pieces of "spisutty money ior
every piece of American silver, und
you will begin to see the trouble and
evpense involved in ncn-Jlin ;nis Pan
amanian money rather than American
gold. If a thousand dollars a month
is a fair estimate of the ad, tod expense.
and it takes six years more to build
the canal it will cost us the tidy sum
f 172,000 to help the Panamanians
k' p an impossible currency in circu-latinn.
Ami this, even, is a mere bagatelle
compared to what it will eventually
c.wit t'"' Americans on the isthmus.
The sti'ff is so bulky and so much in
one's way that no one from the states
treats it as monev. Men spend It
where they would not think of spend
ing their American silver and gold.
Tender a ton dollar gold piece in a na
tive store w hen buying a dollar's worth i
of stuff and you will get eighteen Pan
amanian silver dollars in exchange.
You would have to u-alk around with
a travelling grip if yom were doing or
dinary shopping, and "trundle a wheel
barrow if you were iroing to spend a
dav replenishing your1 wardrobe. The
Indifference of the American to the
stuff costs him about b5 pet cent, and
his enforced use of Panamanian silver
nuts a premium on extravagance and
an extra burden on his shoulders. Dis
bursing Officer Williams has long ad
vocated the payment, of all bills for
labor and otherwise tn American gold
and silver. He thinks it would, bo
cheaper and more satisfactory, but re
gards the matter as settled In favor
of a continuance of the present pplicy.
There is almost a. total absence of
paper money on thj Isthmus. Except
lor the cne and twn dollar bills paid
out to Americans on the pay car In
making change, and that brought here
by the tourist, one sees but little paper
money. There arc two reas-ns .for
this. One is it soon gets into a bad
condition owing to the dampness of
lh rliinate and to the fact that it is
'often carried in a negro's hat crown:.
and the other is that it proves an at
tractive form in which a Chinaman.
Spaniard or negro may send his earn
For a long time Disbursing Officer
Williams had rreat difficulty in keep
ing gold enough on the Isthmus to
meet his monthly bills. The Panama
nian . bankers would charge him all
sorts of percentages for it. but he fill
ally outgeneraled them, and now has
the supply of gold under his own con
trol, thus saving thousands of dollars
every year. Mr. Williams has one of
the best wheels within the bir w he-l
on the Isthmus. The pay system he
has inaugurated is conceded to bo ten
years ahead of anything in the Uni.ed
States. He was brought from the Chi
cago and Northwestern, where he dis
bursed $3,oG9,0OO a year, to his pres
ent position, where he disburses ?27,-
Try our bakery goods. Tou will be
satisfied. Home Baking Co. . !
ehould have your careful attention at this season. You cannot afford
to be negligent where the health of your family and aclf it concerned.
Defective, unsanitary plumbing fixtures are a constant menace to health.
When visitors come isn't it gratifying to have your bath room so
equipped that it wins the approving glance of every critical eye?
Stand" Porcelain Enameled plumbing fixtures make your bath
, room modern and admirable. ,
If you desire modern equipment, high. gTade plumbing, prompt
service and reasonable prices, lr; us figure on your next contract.
Illustrated booklet sent free.