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Arizona republican. [volume] (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1890-1930, October 25, 1894, Image 8

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Bonanza Gang and
Oliver Chilled m
Is now here.. He sells
that new smokeless
Ammunition and rents
a good Gun fo 50 cts,
a day.
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K. T. Boyd of (jlendale. ieBtopping at
the Gregory.
Sheriff Praia .of Pinal county came
over from Florence yesterday morning.
Ed Metcalf came down last night
from a toar of the mining camps along
the north and south road.
Major R. Allyn Lewis left last night
on a business trip to San Francisco.
He will return to Pucenix in time to
R. Graham came down from Frog
Tanks yesterday, tie says a large force
of men is at work on the Agua Fria
William Cavilland, lately at Keefer'e
drug store. will leave this morning for
Prescott to take a position with Harry
There were registered at the Lemon
hotel yesterday Warren Price, Frank
lin, Ky., and Miss R. Higgine, Healds
burg, Cal.
Capt. Jones, the well known mining
man, ia in from his claims on the
Hassayampa distributing rich speci
mens among his friends.
Chairman Kibbey of the Republican
Territorial central committee left last
night for Tucson on a political mission.
He will return tomorrow night.
Editor Harrison of The Advance, the
leading Coneregationaliet journal of
Chicago, who nan been visiting Phcenix
for several days, left last evening.
W. W. Wall left yesterday morning
for Florence where he will meet Bpecial
land inspector, R. H. Connors, who is
investigating Arizona land titles.
O. L. 8turtevant will leave this even
ing for Santa Ana, Cal. He says he
can make $2 in Phuenix to $1 elsewhere,
but that his wife is determined to go to
Santa Ana. Mr: Sturtevant will re
visit Phoenix next Bummer on his way
back to Iowa.
Subscribe for The Republican. De
livered in any part of the city for only
25 cents a week.
Queer Ways of Doing- It in - a
Large City.
Two men, one carrying a tripod and
camera, the other carrying' a high
stack of photographic plates, bound
around by a shawl strap, halted in
front of a grocery in Blue Island
"You pet them out in front and I'll
be ready for them," said the man with
the camera, as he spread his tripod in
the gutter and took aim at the front
door of the grocery.
The other member of the firm went
inside and said to the grocer: "We're
going to take a picture of your store.
You'd better come out in front with
your family and the clerk. Of course
you'll want to be in it."
"Why are you going to take a pic
ture? I didn't order one."
"That's all right. Yon don't have to
pay anything unless you want to. Get
everybody out in front."
The grocer yelled np-stairs to his
wife, who came down with the two lit
tle girls close behind her. When she
heard what was to be done she insisted
on going back to "primp," but the man
at the camera objected.
Highest Honors World' Fair.
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Fres
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
"Hurry up; get in position," he
His partner grouped the family in
the front door and said: "Every one
stand stilL"
There was a click. The man at the
camera said "All right," and slid in a
panel. Then he and his partner gath
ered up their outfit and moved on.
Four days later the partner of the
man who had worked the camera came
into the grocery and displayed a dozen
handsome photographs.
"We got a good picture," said he to
the grocer. "That's a very good pic
ture of you."
"It is a purty good picture," said the
grocer, closing one eye and surveying
the photograph with admiration.
"Those will be nice souvenirs to send
to your friends and relatives. "
"I didn't order any pictures."
"Certainly not, and you don't have
to take them unless you want to, but I
should think you could find use for a
dozen of them."
'"What are they worth?"
"I'll let you have them for two dol
lars and a half."
"I didn't order 'em and I don't care
much for 'em, but I'll give you two
"That's pretty cheap, but I'll take
It is thus that some street photo
graphers make their money. They
know that every business man is flat
tered when he sees himself in a photo
graph standing in a proprietary atti
tuae in front of his establisment.
This is but one of the many unusual
ways of making money in a large city.
There are small and trivial demands
which are multfplied by a large popu
tion, so that it often becomes profit
able to furnish a supply. A profes
sional cockroach exterminator would
not seem to be a public necessity, yet
the cockroach man In Chicago makes a
good living There are hotels, restau
rants and apartment buildings always
ready to pay him a good price to come
with his insect powder and patent
blower and fill all the cracks and cor
ners of the building with a poison
which will kill the pestiferous " little
animals. In some instances he makes a
yearly contract and agrees to keep the
premises clear.
The professional ratter agrees for a
certain sum to turn loose his ferrets
and kill . all the rats in a building.
There are several "ratters" who are
employed by the janitors of the big
down-town buildings. In wholesale
dry-goods and grocery houses the
"ratter" is an important man. He
and his ferrets clean the premises of
rats and mice and save much property
from destruction
The soap artist makes a good living.
He works principally in saloons and
barber-shops, making ornate designs
on the mirrors with a piece of white
soap. He is a rapid workman and is
good on fancy letters. For a quarter
of a dollar he will convert a large
mirror into a gigantic picture with
pale effects, and usually he will spend
the money with the house. Of late
these journeymen artists have begun
to use water colors for their mirror
decorations. The bright colors give a
more startling effect and can be
easily washed off at any time. At
least two theaters employ men to
decorate saloon mirrors with gay ad
vertisements. There are three men in Chicago who
make a fairly good living by market
ing ideas. That is their business.
Suppose a man opens a new restau
rant. The "idea" man goes into the
place and says: "Why not put out a sign
that you'll give a dish of ice cream free
to every red-headed man. It would
cause talk."
If the restaurant man adopts the
suggestion the "idea" man will expect
to be paid for it.
He writes poetry for soaps and pat
ent medicines and submits it to the
proprietors. If they like it he names
his price. At the big retail stores he
drops in and confides new and start
ling schemes for advertising. He
goes to the theatrical manager, and
says: "Here, wouldn't this be a good
catch line?"
Day by day he pokes into other
people's business, and is well paid for
it, because, after all, there is nothing
more valuable than ideas of the right
The professional -entertainer who
goes to evening parties and cheers up
the guests has never made a decided
success in Chicago. There are a few
of these entertainers who find some
employment, but the only attempt to
establish a bureau where they might
be employed at any time was a failure.
In 1893 Burr Mcintosh, the actor, es
tablished such a bureau and engaged
a large number of competent musi
cians, singers and readers, who were
to be let out to parties and receptions
at so much a night. Mr. Mcintosh had
made a success as a parlor entertainer
in London and was anxious to intro
duce the British custom in Chicago.
He was well patronized by a few ultra
society people, but the others neg
lected his bureau and entertained"
themselves in some manner.
An eccentric gentleman goes from
office to office teaching the latest Pa
risian style of hair-combing. He has
not been as successful as another en
terprising person who deals in crests
and coats-of-arms. It is related that a
wealthy and hard-headed business
man with a good, old-fashioned name
something like Ferguson was visited
by a dapper gentleman, who carefully
unwrapped a framed water-color paint-
Is one who drank from Ariz
ona's famous river ill ery
early times.
He Is tall, rugged, strong of
voice, long of beard and clad
in rough boots, slouch hat and
blue jeans.
We never see jne without
wondering how he would feel
and look in a handsome new
suit made by
ing of a shield bearing certain heraldic
"Well, what's that?" asked the mer
chant. "The Ferguson coat-of-arms, which
you have a right to use," was the reply.
"I have traced the genealogy of your
family and have proofs that you are a
lineal descendant from Lord Rupert
Ferguson, who distinguished himself
as a fi-iend and counselor of the duke
of Buckingham."
"That may be true enough, but I
don't care a continental about it. My
father was a farmer in Ohio, and my
grandfather used to own a flour mill in
Pennsylvania. I never got any further
back than that and never cared to."
The visitor went away much disap
pointed. But the hard-headed business man
happened to mention to his wife and
daughter that the coat-of-arm3 had
been offered him and they impor
tuned him to purchase it no matter
what the cost might be. Therefore
the Ferguson family has a coat-of-arms
and a family tree, the two cost
ing Mr. Ferguson no less than fifty
dollars. It is said that the same gen
tleman who approached him has made
extensive researchesor other wealthy
gentlemen with the invariable result
that somewhere in the dim past he has
found a family coat-of-arms.
A Chicago woman is supporting her
self and deriving a good income by in
structing housewives how to make an
gel food. She goes from house to
house, and when employed as an in
structor goes into the kitchen with
her pupil and makes a practical dem
onstration of her skill. Sometimes a
second or third visit is necessary, as
the housewife is not considered apt
until she bakes a successful cake under
the watchful eye of the instructor.
This woman receives two dollars from
each pupil.
A colored woman living in a remote
region of the west side supports her
self managing a dish-washing circuit.
Along the street where she resides are
about twenty families, who have given
her the contract to wash dishes for
them. She goes from house to house
and covers the circuit three times a
day. Her rates, are fifteen cents a
week for a family of not more than
three, but the families are generous
and give her something extra so that
herj income is considerably more than
three dollars a week.
The connoisseur who collects cigar
stamps and puts them into a basket
flourishes only in big towns. Then
there is the man wlio reseats chairs,
the man who polishes up metal signs,
the wandering plumber who repairs
leaks at . non-union rates, and the
woman who is introducing prepara
tions for the complexion. The latter
takes the "lady of the house" into the
kitchen, induces her to steam her face
over a pan of hot water and then ap
plies various creams, powders and per
fumes. When the lady of the house
has been done up in white enamel and
is ai'raid to smile for fear she will break
her face, the agent departs leaving the
house strewn with advertising matter.
But of all the queer ways of making
a living two boys on Fifth avenue
had the queerest. It was so queer that
it smacked of swindling.
A well-dressed little man at the Ran
dolph street corner stopped for a mo
ment to allow a car to pass. While he
was standing there a boy edged up be
hind him and hooked to his coat tail a
card on which was printed in black
As the man went across the street
several persons saw it and turned to
laugh at him. The second boy was
waiting across the street. He ran up
to the man and said: "Mister there's
a card hooked to your coat behind. Le'
ine take it off."
"Goodness me!" said the little man,
"how did that get there?"
"One of them tough lads put it on,
I guess."
"Confound them! Well, here boy,
here's a dime for you."
"T'anks, mister."
Two minutes latter the good little
boy hung in on a fat man and his part
ner on the other side of the street in
tercepted the fat man and collected a
nickel. He had to ask for it, but he
got it.
A man would be a brute to refuse a
nickel to a poor boy who has done him
a great service. Chicago Xews.
Lowest in Price.
Standard Manufacture.
Largest Stock .
OST " .
A cold snap may some any night. Our
is a perfect gem. It throws a great heat and gives
perfect satisfaction as a baker, fryer or broiler. A
full line of
Round, Square or Open-Grate Heaters.
First Street, Opposite City Hall.
Cow WasbiDfftoa acd Wall Sts.
P. 0. Box 323.
Phoenix, Ajriz.
I want a list of your property. It makes no
difference where it is, so that it is in the Salt
River Valley. I can sell all grades, whether
cheap lots, choice residence lots, business lots
or acreage. It costs you nothing if I do not
sell. Carriage at door. No trouble to show
. I now have buyers for both city and country
and can guarantee satisfaction to both prop
erty owners and investors.
Money Loaned
on first-class security at reasonable rates.
Borrowers and lenders are invited to give me
a call.
Flioenix, - Ariz.

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