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FLAGSTAFF, AEIZOXA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1891.
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i.iw. oitleo two door west of tin Hank
hott. l'lagstiitr. Arliona,
EM.SAM'OUl). ATTOItNKY AT 1 AW,
l'rtfscott. Arliona. Will prnctlio l nil
thu courts of tlio TcrT,2.
O. COUNISH. 1'UYSICIAN AND SUIt
ceon. riasstnW. Ailzona. Will answer
cull's on tlieAtlanllc & l'liclllo Kulliuad.
T-U. J, M. MA1.SUAI.L DENTIST. 01'
) lice In tlioirar of J)r. llrnimi'ii's Drug
fioro. Teeth oitructi-d without pain,
It. D.J. HUANNEN. 1'HYSK'IAN AND
tiurKCOli. riapitarr, Arizona. Will to-
Kponil promptly to nil calls from uny m nt
on tho Atlantic .VL'acldo Knllroutl. OIllco
nml drujr store opposlto the depot.
t o. o. r.-n.AO'-TArr i-odoe. no. 11
I twets every Wrflne'day ovriiliift In Odd
Wloun" 11U1I. Visit Inii lirclhien cordially
dally Invited. N. tj. Layto.n. N. U.
Wu. Mooxky, Secretary.
7.-I.AGSTAIT LODGE. NO. 7. 1 A. Jl.
I Urjiular .Meetings on fourth Mommy
iilislits every calendar month, failed meet
ings Oicry Oilier .HUim.iy uikui im nuin
Hy order. ' Daviii J'. 11 vut, Muster,
T K. 1'ui.MAM, Acting becictniy.
OUItT COCONINO.NO. 890. INDKt'F.ND-
em uruer i orener-. iioiui n-Kiwir mm.
Inj:lii Masonic Hull. Fliiirstnir, on tho llrst
and thlnl Thursday of each month. Isltlnu
brothers and all members In Kol stundlng
are cdrdiully Invited to attend.
W. L. VanHohn, C. 15.
J. W. rn-ixcis. It. S.
T O. O.T. rLAOSTAFlLODOn. NO. H,
I. meets Saturday evenlua of each week at
Mawinlc Hall. All Ooxl Templars In KmxI
und.nS qordlally welcome, noitv c T
W. II. NonitAN, . S.
!, CHUKCU HHIKOTOIIY.
rrmsT i. e. ciiunt-ii. cokxeii or
I"" Church and Lnreux r-trcets N.d- Norton
Tastor. 1'reachlnK at 11 a, in. and 7;3U n. in.
Sunday's: Sunday sclioal nt 10 n. in.. J. II.
llosklns Jr., Superintendent, lias meetlnK!.
nW12:15 p. in. Epworth Lensue, :) p. m.
l'rayor mcctlnx, Thursday eenlng nt 7:J0.
JOUTIIKIE SAVAGE. UNITED STATES
. Coimnlxloncroftho District Courtln the
Fourth Judicial District of tho Territory
of Arizona. District Court Commissioner In
and for tho County of Coconino. In said 'ter
ritory, and IT. S. Pension Notary. Admitted
to practice before tho various bureaus of tho
department. OIUco two doors north of the
LAGSTAFF LlUHAItY AND HEADING
II v f mm 3 n. in. lain n. in.: Sundays.
max Aksociatlon. j.eauinK ixwm open
30 p. in. Cordial welcome to ull v Isltors,
A P GtiisiiN. Librarian.
NOTICES FOIt 1'UIILICATIOX. .
J' Lasd Orrics at PnKf corr, A h jz., r
jY Has ember jq 11. f
Notice Is hereby given Hint the following
named kcttler has filed notice of his Intention
to mnko final proof In support of his claim.
nnd that said nroof will Iki mado le-
foro tho Clerk of the. District Court.
n, I'lnitnir. Arizona, on Saturday Jan. 2.
1KB, viz: Arthur 11. llcasley hoireMteud np
uliratlonNo fWl, fortbc NH of Sh' andNti
nf swi of Sec. M T I) 2JN 11. E. Ho names
the follow Ins wltnevscs to prove his contln
uous residence upon, and cultivation of mid
land, viz: James A. Marshall. Henry V
Lockctt, Jo-ph It. Locket t.Thos. V. McMillan
of riusktnff, Ariz. ,
Nov.SO-Ct. J. C. JlAliTIX. lleslstcr.
Land OrriCE at Pnr.CoTT. Amz., I
November 19. 131. f
Notice Is hereby clieu that tho follow Ihr
named settle r has filed notice of his Intention
1o make final proof In oupport of JiIh claim,
mnd that Raid proof will be mado before tlio
Clerk of the District C ourt at riasslalT, Atlz.
on Saturday, January i. lsai, lz: Jam II.
Thomas. IKs-laratory htatement No JUtp .tor
the SK'ioMLol See. U, twp 13 N. It 7 E.
Ho names tho following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon, and cultiva
tion of. said land, viz: Hush K. Campliell.
Tlios. 1. JIcMlllan. DanM. FrancKAl Grady,
all of Flagstaff, Ariz. J. O. Maiitijc.
Nor. 20-(t. lleglster.
liAND OrriCE AT 1'lir.SCOTT, AIIIZ., I
November 21, 1W1. I
Notice Is hereby elven that tho following
named settler has lllisl notice of his Intention
to make html proof In support of his claim,
and that caid proof will bo mado be
fore J. Guthrie Savage, lT S- Court Cominls
slouertat lliisstnir, Arizona, on Saturday,
, January 2. lsSi. viz: Thomas F.llolden. Do
iLclarulory Statement No.2M.for the S' J of
' 7lV ii and N W U of the S W U and S ,V 'i of
jflfw ofwc.2l. twp21 N, HO E. Ho names'
the followliiK witnesses to proo his contln
uoui residence upon, and cultivation of said
in..H vli; Charles A. Hush..IuIlusAublncau.
GeorsoW. lllnkly. William P. Gaines, all of
l'tacstalT, Arizona. J. U. aiaiitin,
.Atlantic &. Pacific R. R.
TIME TABLE NUMBER 32,
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nr linrstow ivi
ar Jlojavo lv
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Ar Wis Angeles I,v
Ar Han Dleco l.v
12 n i
ArHan l'raii'co I.vl A bup
Albuquerquo A. T. & S. I Jt. . for
points ensv unu mhhii. , ,
Pitbjott Junction Prcscott and Arizona
Hallway for Port Whipple and Pjescott.
Ixvs Anaeles, San Diego and other Southern
liarsiow i-niiioriim ooiiinerii iiuunujr ioi
f 'nllffirtlllL iHlllltrt.
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Jlolavo couuierii racinc lor can. i nui-
icldo for Snn Frim
clsco, tSucrami'nto und
PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPING CAItS.
Nochniigols mado by Hleeplns Car Pas
sengers between SnH Francisco and Kansas
Ulty. or San DIcko nnd Lo Angeles mid Chl-
Tho Grand Canon of tho Colouido, hitherto
Inaccessablo to tourists can bo reached by
taking this Hue la Peach bprlngs, mid a
stage ride from thenco of hut twenty-three
miles. This Canyon U tho grandest nnd most
wonderful of imturo'it works.
Htop at Flagstutr and hunt deer, bear mid
wild turkey In tho magnificent plno forest
of tho ("an l'rniiclsco mountains, or lslt tho
undent ruins nf tho Cavo and CHIT Dwellers.
T. It. Oaiiei, General Superintendent, Al
inintierquc. N. M. . . ..,."'
F. T. IIeuiiv, General Agent, Albuqucrue,
W. A. HissEt.u ficticral l'nsavnscr ArcuI,
AlbuHeifuet N. M.
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The Oldest Bank In Northern Arliona.
Merest Paid on Time Deposits.
Collections a Specially.
Hpforcncfs-W. D. Btrong. President A. T, .A
& F. ltallrond Companj; EI1U Wolnwrlsht,
JUnasing Director Arizona Cattle Company,
St. Loalo, Mo.; Dank of California, Ban Iran.
Your Banking Business Solicited.
J. II. H03K1NS, Jr., Cashlor.
411 tlie FasWonaMG and Latest Styles
MADE TO ORDER.
A GOOD FIT GUARANTEED.
FINE ASSORTMENT OF
A SELECT LINE OF
ALWAYS OM HVn
Lingo & Whitlock,
IIaing leased tlio Wilcox shop, on
Humphrey street, between Railroad
a venuo and Church street, wo invit
those- in need ol work in our lino t
givo us a trial.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Everythiujj usually kept In n lirst-clnszt
bakery, can bo bad.
BQOrders left at tbo Hawks IIoucs
will be promptly lilled.
J. P. HAWKS, PROP.
J. H. HOSKIHS, Jr.,
Representing the, Largest Lino of
Reliable Fire Insurance Go's.
IN NOU'TUEHN AUIZOXA.
PnOPEHTY LnSUHED AT LoWKST RATES.
FOR SALE 250 SPANISH-MERINO
bucks, by McMillan& Goodwin. Flag,
staff, Arizona. sep iz-lf
UNIVKRSITY OF ARIZONA SES
sionj begins September 30. Tuition
free. Agricultural college, school of mines
and preparatory course. Tor catalogue ad
dress Secretary of University I'acultv, Tuc
on, A. '1. sep l2'3m
Finest Quality 'and Br eerling,
To Wool Growers
IF YOU WANT
To keep your bhecp healthy, and Insure a
good clip, use
Hayward's Sheep Dips.
a sum: cuitK at aio. kuati: cost,
Hayward's "Paste Dip"
JH.xes with cither Culd or Warm Water.
Hayward's Liquid Dip
Is Xon-rolbonous, Iinpioes tlio Wool
nnd docs not stain It.
CHRISTY & WISE,
WOOL COMMISSION MERCHANTS
Fifth und Towiuoiut t., Snn Irranilco, Cal
LIVERY, FEED HND SHLE
Best of Driving and Saddle
Horses for Hire.
A. O. MORSE,
E. WHIPPLE & CO..
GOFFIHS AMD CASKETS. O
G EMBALMING A SPECIALTY-
CSSMail or telegrapjiic orders promptly
attended to at satisfactory ratei.
T. E. PULLIAM,
Fruits and Vegetables
Tea, Coffee and Spices
Best Goods and Lowest
Goods ildivercil to any part of tho
T. ED. JP u.llieim,
CLEAR HAVAM CIGAR,
EL RiTO iM FflCTBRY.
NEM YORK. N. Y.
"SoUl only by A. P. Ginsox nnd
Switzeh it Son, l'lagstnff, Ariz.
SSyClothing Made to Order. -a
Has opened a now
East vf Bauliitt's Store,
FLAGS1 AFF, Arizona.
All kinds of general Hack
nmithing promptly and satisfac
torily dono. '
lIOllSi: SUOEINO A HIClAf.Ty.
Tho Wagon Shop in connection
is in chargo of II. "Van Nonjux.
GIVE THE NEW SHOP OUB WORK.
A. P. K. SAFKORDi
HIoRrnpliy of ri Itcinarkablo 3Inn,
AVoll Known In Arlzonn.
A. P. K. S.iffortt was a remarkable
man especially rcmarkablu in every
eommunity in which ho lived; remark
able for a life Of good public and pri
vate acts. Ills religion was to do
some good every day for individuals
and the public. His whole life was as
nearly 0110 of unseliishness as it was
possible in a world where every good
man supports himself. Hundreds of
men and women arc living who were
voluntarily anil largely helped by his
kindly and timely guiding itillueneo
with more or less substantial aid. His
happiness, and ho was of a happy and
cheerful nature, was increased iu pro
portion to tho good ho accomplished.
His mind was active. It keenly com
prehended that thero was a vast
amount of gratuitous public work for
men to do and that some one must do
for the welfare of tho people, and he
was always in tho front in this regard.
Although possessed of a scant early
education, ho was broadly intelligent,
almost intuitively understood the
wants of the people as a body politic
and as Individuals, and not only minis
tered to them by a freo uso of his timo
and means, but inspired others to do
liken ie. After inciting his neighbors
to perform good deeds, he would de
light in giving them tho credit. With
these introductory remarks the writer,
who knew him as well as ouo man can
know another in private or public af
fairs, will briefly recite the more prom
inent features of tho practical pait of
When but eight years old, young
Saflord's parents moved to Crete, Illi
nois, when that State was in the far
west Schools were hardly organized
and tho means of education extremely
limited. Ho had only the advantages
of tho very common public schools
there. His parents were poor anil ho
was obliged to help them with all the
labor ho could perform ou a farm, but
ho was a keen observer, an accurate
and greedy reader with a good memory.-
At tho age of 20 in 1850 he cross
ed the plains to California and worked
in the gold mines, mostly in Nevada
county, for eight years. His keen and
correct understanding of public affairs
coupled with bis ability, 'induced his
fellow citizens to elect him to tho leg
Mature in 1856 and reelect him iu
1857, and ho served in tho sessions of
1857-8. Ho engaged in business in
San 1'rancisco from 18C0 to 18G2; but,
being a natural born pioneer, he then
went to Nevada and hoon became one
of the best known men iu Humboldt
and adjacent counties. He was chosen
milling recorder and also county re
corder. He at all times engaged mote
or hss iu mining, that being the prin
cipal business there. Tho Indians
were hostile and killed and robbed
many settlers. Mr. SalTord organized
and led armed bodies of citizens to
pursue and punish them, and in some
of their expeditions endured great
hardships but never complained. It
was enough for him to know that he
was instrumental in giving the expos
ed settlers better protection. In vaii
ous pursuits ho worked in Humboldt
county till 18C5, when lie went to
Europe whero ho spent two years,
partly for health and partly to increase
his Htoro of information of human nf
fairn and the world's resources. Ke
turning in 1807, 'President Johnson
appointed him U. S. Survoyor-Gcjicr.il
for itho State of Nevada. His pioneer
tendencies induced him to apply for
the Governorship of Artepna and Pres
ident Grant appointed Jiith to that of
fico early in 18Gtf,wuell,jio resigned
tho ofllco of SmVj?ydl!-6uiicral. He
entered upon tho ijiijip'g of tho ofllco in
June nnd his admitiis'tralion was so
satisfactory that jn l6;7Jt President
Grant reappointed hiiu. Ho served
ntcti lijiu. no served
1 rcfijpl (Q seek a third
eigi, fyon:s were cvent-
eight years and
term. These ei,
ful ones. They vftva lilled with active
and effective work performed under
grc.it difllcultics and at great personal
risk. Ho found fto jjrvitory almost
in a, state of anarchy,'; Many olllcers
refused to obey tho laws. Tho pay
ment of taxes was resisted by somo.
Outlaws wcro coining from Sonora and
robbing and murdering settlers along
tho border and as far north as tho Gila
Iliver. Tho Apaclio Indians wcro
atrocious in their thefts ami murders
and the military authorities wcro near
ly useless. Tho commanding ofliccr
ami many suboidinalcs wore not in
sympathy with tho people. Such emi
nent Generals as Sherman and Sheri
dan regarded the territory about
worthless and only fit for Indians.
There was no public school system in
operation nud but 0110 public school
(at Prcscott) in tho whole territory,
with nearly all tho children of Catho
lic parents under tho power of priests
hostile to freo public schools. Thero
was not a railroad on tho cast nearer
Ihau Kansas nud tuc.OVcrlaud had jtiit'
V, M v
been completed to California. Arizona
was in a most uninviting condition.
Governor SalTord realized the full force
of the situation of the wotk before
him. With intelligence, bravery and
an unflinching purpose to bring order
out of chaos, to give tho peoplo pro
tection, to establish a system of public
schools, he went to work. The pre
vious legislature was held by many to
bo unlawfully convened, hence tho laws
wcro only partially obeyed, and the
very first tiling to bo done was to pro
cure an act of Congress authorizing
tho calling of an election for a legisla
ture and to confer upon tho Governor
largo powers until it could meet and
enact laws. As commander of the
military department of Arizona, Gen.
Stoncman was inefllcient and unfriend
ly to tho citizens. Another command
er was necessary. To help obtain the
required legislation and secure a new
military coinmaudcr, the Governor at
his own c.xpcuso and on borrowed
money, spent tho winter of 1870-1 in
Washington. Fortunately, Hon. It. C.
McCorniick was delegate. He stood
high with tho administration and with
leading members of both houses of
Congress, and ho cordially and efli
eiently carried the necessary laws
through Congress and in every way
helped to strengthen tho Governor's
hands and together they induced
President Grant to supersede Gen.
Stoncman with Gen. Crook. Tho Gov
ernor returned to the Territory iu
April 1871, and with a zeal rarely
equaled, began work on all lines; and
iu his eight years as Governor, rid the
Territory of Souora outlaws and secur
ed the passage and thorough enforce
ment of effective laws especially of
revenue and public school laws. To
work more effectively with the native
people, ho learned to speak Spanish.
Ho personally vUitedfroni lime to timo
nearly every family iu the Territory
and made them all feci that his highest
ambition was to give them security in
person and property and good schools
for their children. As a rule each
legislature passed the laws he recom
mended. When not engaged iu executive
duties in bis ollicc, he was leading
prospecting parties into the mining
regions, armed parties after hostile
Indians, traveling from county to
count giving cheerful words to the
struggling pioneers in stock-raising,
fanning nnd mining. In this way he
traveled thousands and thousands of
miles at his own expense, often with
out protection other than his shot gun.
He enjoyed partaking of the scanty
fare of the settlers iu their cabins.
They never suggested any act for their
benefit that ho did not promptly do or
try to do. While a strong partisan in
national affairs, ho was not in bis ad
ministration of territorial laws. He
appointed men for their litness with
little regard to their political standing.
Narrow-minded and selfish men did
uot always approve of his actions. His
convictions of right and wrong, es
pecially in all matters affecting the
public, wcro so strong that more than
one unfaithful ofllcer felt his righteous
wrath and power. He always tried to
conciliate so long as tho public inter
ests did not thereby suffer; but honesty
and efficiency lie would never sacrifice
to conciliate anybody.
His crowning achievement as Gover
nor of Arizona was tho "system of pub
lic schools he established, and pethaps
there is not a case on record where a
single ofliccr led in every step from no
schools at all to a thoroughly efficient
system by which every neighborhood
even with few children was pro ided
with a school supported by public
funds. He met and overcame obstacles
that seemed insurmountable to even
zealous friends of public education.
This part of his work in Arizona
should of itself entitle him to the ever
lasting gratitude of the people. His
personal work aud sacrifices of time
and means to accomplish this crown
ing work of his, is not fully known to
anyuody, for they wcro dono ntall
times, day and nighf, and under al
most all circumstances. It is true he
had tho support of the legislature, but
a less determined officer iu this regard
would not have secured it. Ho be
lieved in education in tho public schools
as the best foundation for honorable
success In Jifc,
Gov. Saffo'rd had a broad nud com
prehensive mind. In proportion as
tho people were prosperous' and happy
he was buoyant aud content. Peihaps
no man ever lived who more enjoyed
promoting tho, public welfare and the
welfare of worthy individuals, than lie.
When there were fresh development
of iniucrals reported ho lost no tjmo in
personally jgoing upon the, ground to
verify or disprovo their worth. In
leading prospecting parties to new
fields, ho encountered hostile Indians
and several times helped cany wound
ed companions for many miles over
rough" ,aml dangerous roads, and al-
was cheered them up tin. let- the saU
dcsL conditions. Ho was a pioneer by
nature. His pcusonal requirements
were few and simple and his life ab
stemious. Life to him was useful ac
tivity, lie was among the first toln
troducc fine sheep and other animals,
and though ho lost money in this way,
ho never regretted it because it set an
example which was followed. So un
selfish and liberal was ho as Governor,
that at tho end of his term of eight
years, he hail little more than a pair of
mules and buckboatd iu the way of
wealth. He was not very rugged, and
lie saw that provisions must be made
for sickness and age, and that he must
eonecntrato his efforts to make some
money. Without going into details,
ho was instrumental in introducing
the first capital iu the noted Tomb
stone mines, aud after a ear or two
of work in this connection, icalizcda
competency, though not wealth as that
word is now understood. He helped
establish a bank at Tucson, built bus
iness blocks in Tombstone and did
many other acts that proved his faith
in and attachment to the Territory,
which were strong to the day of his
death. He regarded his best work
done in Arizona, and had his health
not failed it is quite certain lie would
hao increased his material interests
and perhaps renewed his home there.
After realizing on his Tombstone
mining interests, ho spent a couple of
years in Philadelphia and New York.
During this period he became interested
with others in the purchase of a large
body of laud iu Florida, and thereafter
gave his time and personal labor to its
reclamation, e-pccially to building the
town of Tarpon Springs. This was
purely pioneer work. Tho land was
all in a state of nature; its reclamation
was difficult ami expensive. Where
Tarpon Springs stands with its public
schools, churches, hotels, bank and
other institution, he found a forest.
The building of this town was almost
wholly his personal work. Ho became
so much interested in tins norma
enterprise that ho worked beyond his
strength and doubtless shortened his
life. His last year was a struggle to
live aud regain his health. At times
he was, true to his nature, hopeful and
He leaves a wife and daughter and
an adopted son and daughter to mourn
his death along with thousands of
friends throughout our broad country,
for to know A. P. K. Safford aqght.
was to love aud respect him. His
kindly, sympathetic heart, his helpful
interest in bis fellow men, his unswerv
ing Integrity in punlio and private af
fairs, won "to him friends of no ordi
nary character. The writer of this
brief and inadequate sketch of his life
and character, knew him more inti
timately than most any other man.
His life from 1870 to his death was like
an open book to me. At almost num
berless times, I knew of his quiet help
to the needy in ways suited to each
case; for with all his unostentatious
charity and practical kindness, he
aimed to aid so as to put the benefic
iaries in ways to self-support or in
more advantageous situations for inde
pendence. While he was a great help
er ho was a great leader of men. His
religion was summed up in doing right
and being useful and helpful among
his fellows. His life acts deserve a
lunio Instead of these few pages.
Adieu, good aud true nniu aud friend
till we meet beyond the dark river.
Pomona, Cal., Dec. 20, 1801.
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you' should bo identified with the
American Prolectivo Tariff League,
No. 23 West Twenty-Third Street,
New York. Cut? this notice out and
send it to tho League stating jour
position and give a helping hand.
Revised cs'iinates of the damage to
tlio prango and lemon crops iu Pomona
valley, t Cal., by tho late storm show
the Joss Uot to exceed 20 per cent.
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Newfoundland Drifting Toward An
nexation. Quehkc, Dec. 25. Newfoundland is
slowly but sin fly drifting toward an
nexation to the United States, and Ixith
the Rritish and Cnuadi.iu authorities
arc rapidly driving Iter thither. Long
standing difficulties, arising directly
from tho French shore matter and tho
intervention of tho French Government
in the affairs of the colony, are tempo
rarily east into the shade by the indi
rect consequences of that dispute, and
particularly by the action of the island
Government 111 its retaliatory policy
and discriminating rates against tho
Canadian fishing industry.
This tariff war will soon cause the
fishing to pass entirely into the hands
of specially favored American and
French IMiermcn. The difference be
tween these two latter mentioned peo
ples is that tho French fishermen are
favored by alleged treaty rights in de
fiance of the colonists themselves and
in spite of their oft-repeated and angry
protests, while the Newfoundlanders iu
retaliation for tho treatment accorded
them by Great Rritaiu, France and
Canada, have favored American fisher
men in every possible way.
It is also proposed by the island
Government to give the free run of
their coasts for fishing operations to
Americans, even to allowing them to
seine their own herring, which is a
hitherto unheard of privilege, aud oue
that naturally causes great joy -to the
Gloucester fishermen. The restrictions
placed upon Canadian fishermen, on,
the other baud, arc being not only rig
orously enforced but even increased.
The Civil Service.
Washington, Dec. 21. Pursuant to
directions embraced In a letter from
the President to the head of each de
partment, the Secretary of the Treas
ury has completed a plan which will
take effect on the 1st of January,
under which all promotions in tho
Treasury Department will hereafter bo
made on the basis of merit only, and as
a result of competitive examinations.
Each examination forpromotion to any
grade will be confined to clerks iu the
next lower grade and in the same oflicc
or bureau. As a part of the plan thus
adopted a daily record will be kept of
the efficiency of each clerk by the chief
of his division, and iu all the examina
tions this efficiency of record will be
tho clement of chief weight. The effi
ciency of record gives daily standing
to each clerk for punctuality, attend
ance, conduct, including personal hab
its, accuracy, industry, aptitude aril
general ability. This is an innovation
with which the whole Treasury Depart
ment is in full accord, and is regarded
as removing all promotions from tlio
domain of political influence and offi
cial favoritism, and places them exclu
sively ou the. basis of merit.
The Pretty Wouinn.
A pretty woman must first of all
have clearly cut, regular features.
She must have full, clear eyes.
She must have a skin that is re
proach, untouched by rouge or powder.
She must have glossy hair that has
never known the touch of bleach or
She must havo a white, expressive
hand, preferably a small oue, but not
of a necessity, if it is well kept nnd
white. f "g.y
She must know how to.'put on hcr
clothes, or she loses half her. bcautyji
She must fully understand "what
best suits her in the way of hair dress
ing and cling closely to that.
A woman may have all these at
tractions, and uuless her own person
ality is charming, unless she has tact
it dawns on yon, after you have seen
her once or twice, that she is not a
The most faciuating women to men
usually havo less than half these regu
Lo.ndox, Dec. 21 Mine. Patti left
Craig y Nos Castle for Liverpool Tues
day, and sailed to-day by the City of
Paris for New York. She is necom-
pauied by Siguor Nlcolini nii&'Signor
Ardili. During tho early weeks of her
tour in America the diva will appear
only at concerts, but toward the end, It
is said, sho will sing in opera, ami will
perhaps join Mr Abbey's other troupd
at the Metropolitan Opera-house, New
Two indictments havo been returned
against Edward, M. Field by the Grand.
Jury. Rotli indictments specify grand
larceny In tlio first ifegrec, and aro -&.
based on a complaint made by Frank' f 1
u.i apragiavwno cnarges ieiu witntuo;
larceny of 350 shares of Edison Elect
Light Company stock, which he ea;
ii cu11.uu1.11 iw iKJirowcu iitoacj.
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northern porliou of California. w5ii
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