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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN: THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 14, 1695.
3 HOUSES ON STILTS. Built So in Ecuador to Avoid Dangerous Reptiles. A Resident's Description nf Some of the Undesirable Siei-rhbors He Has In the Kquatnrial Willis Big laws. Among recent arrivals in San Fran Cisco was Frederick Cook, of Pla3a de Oro, in the wilds of Ecuador, seven hundred miles south of Panama. Mr. Cook has been engaged in mining' for gold and battling with boa constrictors, vampire bats, Ecuador tigers, and other queer products of that strange land of dense tropical growths. He has brought a lot of skins of mammoth boas with him, as well as rare woods, heavy as iron, hides of the tiger, and other things without number. Some of the big snakes he killed him self, and were from twelve to seven teen long. The skins are dried and he will now have them tanned. One of them is more than two feet wide. They are mottled in a strange way appropri ate to that part of the tropics. lie said to a San Francisco Examiner reporter that he is going to have them made into purses, ladies' belts and slippers and then present them to his friends. "An impression prevails," he said, re cently, "that these boa constrictors are a savage snake that lies in wait in a tree and springs upon and wraps itself about the unwary. In two years thai I was there I never knew a case of this sort. In fact, they are rather sluggish, and won't attack if you let them alone. "Nevertheless, they are not very pleasant things to have in the house, and they will get into your house if you are not very careful. All the houses down there are built upon stilts, as well to avoid dampness as the snakes. Still this won't keep them out. I was living in such a house down there when a boa came in after a rooster. I was talking with a carpen ter, and he struck at it with a shovel. It escaped through a hole, and I went around ?.ud hit it with a shovel and finally killed it with a machete, the big knife with a blade over two feet long, used in that country. "Another boa I killed with a heavy ironwood cane. The reptile was twelve feet long, fully a foot and a half through. I would not be afraid to at tack one of these with a cane if he were fully fifty feet long. The black snakes are far worse. They are from twelve to twenty feet long, and these attack from trees and wrap themselves around their victim. Yet another snake to be avoided and one that is very poisonous is the ocea. It is about six feet long and has a big diamond shaped head and fangs at lea'st two inches long. "The viragosa, which is similar to the ocea, has a backbone like some fish, being rough like a saw. It is very vicious and poisonous and gets to be twelve feet long. It is brownish and looks very much like a brown pieee of velvet or plush. Some of the natives killed one while I was there and it fought and struck desperately. "This seventeen-foot boa was killed by a Jamaica negro, who went right up to it and struck it with a machete. It was nine inches in diameter. "To get rid of these snaky visitors I had a new house made. It was not only put up oa piles, but was con structed otherwise to make it very difficult to access. In the first place I made the doors tight. The celling I had constructed of closely fitting bam boo, and the floor of palm equallv tight. Then I had the windows covered with wire screen. Xo glass is used there whatever, for that would make the house stuffy and they need all the air that can be got. "Besides this, when I went to bed I used a mosquito bar. Sand .flies and different other insects get into the house here, no matter how particular you are. With all these precautions I was able to sleep secure of boa con strictors and other reptiles, as well as the vampires or blood-sucking bats. Let me tell you here in regard to the vampires, that it is no joke to come in contact with them. If you are not careful they fasten themselves on you and you are half dead before you know it." More Pathetic Than Humorous. An aged couple living south of Brazil, Ind., who had devoted their three score and ten to rural life and the making of a farm, sold their posses sions for the snug sum of sixteen thou sand dollars. When the purchaser calied with a notary to close up the deal by taking the deed of title, the husband having signed and passed it to the wife, she positively refused to sign without a consideration, saying she had spent her life in making the farm, and had never realized anything she could call her own and now was her oppor tunity. The husband failed to satisfy her and secure the signature. Then the purchaser asked to know what she would take and sign the deed, fearful that she would be exacting beyond his inclination to comply. After a good deal of hesitancy she said she thought she ought to have two dollars, which he promptly handed her, and she signed the title. She turned' over the silver dollars time and time again, I laughing over her good luck. She said: ' "Well, well, this is the first money I have ever had in my life that I could 1 cnmA 1 a o T i to do to suit myself." W. I. Douglas ?8 2 MtPKT IS THE BEST. WilVfanTFORAKING, ?3. CORDOVAN". FRENCH AENAMELLEO CALF. '4.3.sp Fine Calf&Kangarch 3.SPP0LICE,3SOLES. eoSOtZ.WORKINGMEi, -EXTRA FINE- ". 2.IBQYS'SCH00LSH0cI LADIES- SEND rOR CATALOGUE L-DOUCLAg' Over One Million People wear the W. L. Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes All our shoes are equally satisfactory ney give tne oesc value lor the money. They equal custom shoes In style and lit. Their wearing qualities are unsurpassed. The prices are uniform, -stamped on sole. From $i to $3 saved over other makes, j If your dealer cannot supply you we can. Sold by GODWIN & CO., The New Shoe Store. Fleming Block. ADlirofl Itlno Ths GelelratedFrGncli (Jure, B"APHRODITINE''?a Is Sold on a P08ITIVE GUARANTEE to cure any form of nervous disease or any disorder of we generative or gans of eithersex, whether arising! iriflflrfirtTnntnm. nrthwinirh cnnih f.,1 .,,,! i ion, over indulgence, Ac. , such as Loss of Brail l ower, Wakefulness, Bearing down Pains In th fcjck, Seminal Weakness, Hysteria, Nervous Pros tiation, Nocturnal Emissions, Leueorrhoea, Diz 5incss,Weak Memory, Loss oi Power and Impo t.aey.whiehif neglected ofteJ lead to prematur e ld aire and insanity. Price I1.0O a box, 6boxei for 5.C6. Sent by mail on receipt of price" A WRITJEN GUARANTEE Th given fos every 15.00 orderreceived, to refund the money ii a l'ermanent cure Is not effected. e have thousands of testimonials fromc'.d and young of both sexes, whohave been permanently ciirt'd by the use of Aphroditine. Circular free. Addresi THE APHRO MEDICINE CO. Western Branch. Box 27. Portland. Or For Sale by G. R. KBKrtK, Urugcist, PhcBnix Arlzon P O. Box 25S. SAVE TIME AND By taking the cheapest and quickest route from Solomonville to Sheldon station and Clifton, or from Clifton to 8olomonville. Only nine hours making the trip either way. Green's regular mail hack leaves Solomonvi'le for Shel don station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 o'clock a. m., arriving at Sheldon by 3:30 p. m , making close connections with the train from Lordsburg to Clifton. Return ing from SheMon to Solomonville on arrival of train from Clifton every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving at Solomonville by 4 o'clock p. m. We shall spare no time or ex pense to make it to the interest of all who will favor us with their patronage. Commercial men and others who have to travel on odd days can always be accommodated by timely notice. Fare, $5; round trip $7.50. We have a corral at Solomonville, where we give animals good care and plenty to eat and drink. Saddle horses, teams and buggies to let Thanking the public for their liberal patronage hereto fore bestowed and asking a continuance of the 6ame, we remain yours respectfully, N. GREEN & SON. Solomonville. Ariz., March 14. 1894. wsi .i"?! n PrnDP The Visitor to Pknix ' Cannot remain because eveiyone is the people. Being only one block from the new A. T. & S. F. depot, it is "Inside" Property at Outside Prices. Ourgpricesare the lowest'intown. Call around and time show you a most Kittredge, Ttnii Vsjr$ Hotels. SixthAvenueHotel. 40 Elegantly Furnished ROOMS I 40 First-Class Table In Connection. WALSH SISTERS, No Invalids Admitted. Proprietors. COR. ADAMS AND SIXTH. AVE. Bakery. STAR BAKERY Milk and Steam Bread. Rond, home-mad loaves. A full line of pastry. Cinnamon Bolls. Call Cards Supplied. Hang one out and our team will call. "NS-points. A. L FISHEB, PfOp. DRUG HSfiFE AHD SURE. SEND 4c FOREWOMAN'S SAFE STOSESM GUARD!' Wilcox Specific Co,Phila-,Pa. MESA AND GOLDFIELD STAGE LINE. W. A. KIMBALL. Prop. Leaves Mesa every day except Sunday at 1 p. m. Arrives at Goldfield at 5 p. m. LeaveB Goldfield every day except Monday at 6 a. m. Arrives at Mesa at 9:45 a. m. NEW COACHES, GOOD STOCK, Catries passengers, packages and accomoda tion mail. This stage carries The Arizona Republican, the only daily paper that reaches the camp the same day published and contains the latest news and Associated Press dispatches. For advertising and news get The Arizona Re publican THE OCCIDENTAL HOTEL is the only first class houBe in Tucson to stop at. Best of accommodations and treatment. LEVIN & URQUIDKS, Pros. Southern Paeifie Co. (PACIFIC SYSTEM.) Commencing Nov. 1, 1894, trains will leave Maricopa as follows ; 2 .API M- DAILY SUNSET EX- !4fcU PRESS for points In CaUfornia, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. 7.K.f A.M. SATURDAY O.LY, "SUNSET .DJ LIMITED' for California. 9.Q1 A- M- DAILY, MIXED TRAIN FOR . 0J Tucson, Benson, LordsburghDeming, El Paso and Intermediate stations. 2. Pin p- M- FRIDAY ONLY, "SUNSET .OVJ LIMITED" for El Paso and New Or leans. 4, A fk P. M. DAILY, MIXED TRAIN FOR 4:11 Yumaand intermediate stations. 5 .OS P. M. DAILY MIXED TRAIN Oli for El Paso and all way stations. U.Kf. P. M. DAILY, NEW ORLEAKS dU Epress for Tucson, Benson, Dem ng, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston and New Orleant. T. H. GOODMAN. Gen. Pass. Agent RICHARD GRAY, S Gen. Traffic Manaeei, San Francisco, Oal. in Phoenix a day without knowing something about talking about itThe fine we will give you a pleasant drive, and at thesame desirable property. Hedges Commercial Hotel Block. -fr r will FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE A neat home lor suburban or country property, a lot and 4 rooiu house with bath, pantry, cellar, porch arbor, shade trees and vines, city water snd furnished, three blocks north from busi ness center, convenient to school, in finest residence portion of city. Enquire of J. M. Gregory at Gregory House, EaBt Washington St. FOR RENT Deek and desk room for rent in well furnished office. Call at rooms 1 and 2, Fleming block. FOR SALE Ten acres in alfalfa one-fourth mile from west end school house. No trouble to show property. Address Box 553, Phoenix. LOST White bull pup, (bitch) ears trimmed, brindle marks on head, binder will be rewarded by leaving at Pacific Grotto restaurant. WANTED AT ONCE A situation to do general housework. Enquire opposite electric car stables, E. Madison St. Mrs. E. M. Lewis. npo LET Fine new dwelling house, 5 rooms. i Rent $25 per month. Clark Churchill, Commercial hotel block. I70R SALE OR RENT A new brick dwelling containing four rooms, hall, bath, screen porches: also frame dwelling containing five rooms, desirably located. Dr. Dameron. w ANTED Situation by a first-class Japan ese cook. Address A, republican omce. DO YOU HAVE NIGHT SWEATS? After a thorough search of two years I found a remedy which cured me in three days. Will send receipt for one dollar. C. F, Dickey, Phoenix, Arizona. FLORENCE HOTEL REFITTED AND RE furnished throughout. Strictly first-clas-in every respect. ROBERT WILLIAMS.Prop. HEN in Prescott stop at the Schuerman house. Table the best; rates reason- able STOP AT THE WILLIAMS HOUSE, MAR1 copa, while waiting for the train. Good accommodations and excellent table. CAN CAN RESTAURANT. Open day anc night. Game in season. Choice poultry Fresh fish even Thursday. Fresh oysters al ways on hand. Best equipped restaurant in Arizona. A. D. Walsh, Proprietor. Tomb stone, Arizona. THE PHCENLX BAKERY EDWARD E1SELE, Prop. This popular establishment haB been refitted and renovated throughout. Every thing in the way of baking STMCTLY FIRST CLASS AllorderB attended to with promptness and to the utmost satisfaction of our pat rons. Free delivery to any part of the city. PHffiNLS BAKERY Porter Blk. COLORADO Work Neat, Substantial and Guaranteed. PRICKS REASONABLE. T. F. HICKEY, Proprietor. 301 West Washington St. Two doors east of the Vendome. drives have captivated & Dobbins, I m -Physicians. DR BUTLKR COOPER, pliyclaTTnoTur' geon. Night calls attended from office, room 9 Monihon building DR. K1RKWOOD Physician and Surgeon. Ground floor, Washington St., next door to Keystone pharmacy. Diseases of nose, t hroat and lungs a specialty. tR. FRANK D. D A RCY Physician and Sur- bcuu. xvuum lu r lemmg Dloca. DR. SWETN AM Office over National Bank of Arizona, Calls either city or country, promptly attended. Twenty-five years active practice. P. B. WELLES, M.D. CHAS. H. JONES, X. D. TRS. JONES & WELLES-Surgeons and phy J sicians, Tempe, Ariiona. Office in post office block. " DR. ANCIL MARTI N", diseases of eye, ear, offino.a5eirBn(1 XhmX ttn general surgery; Office 3. E. cor. Adams and Center Sts DR.D.M.PURMAN-OfficeCor Adams and o , Alf r-S.t8- 0ffice hou 9 to 10 a. m., and ipht n w.8 P-m-. Diases of women. calls left at DeWitt's hack stand will receive prompt attention. A WJFELL M- D-Gieral Practition hh buuding!6"868 Wmen- Eooml6Ma T W.BATTIN.M. D.-Physician and Bur ios,etf women and children. Office, No. 22 Second mhe.rnifi Retde"e corner JeffersoTaSd Ninth Sts. Office hours 9 to 11 a. m., 1 to 2 and ItV -n- N,?ht ca,ls ,eft at BewitJs hack stard will receive prompt attention. Dentists. DR. H. JE88UP, DENTIST ALL WORK a. 5na,ra,nteed :nd Prices reasonable. Rooms 14 and 16 Porter Building. Veterinary. T C. NORTON, D. V. M., VETKRTNARY vV'S1 an surgeon and dentist. Residence No 127 N. Fourth Av. Office, ground floor, Mo mhon block, No. 44 W. Washington St , Phct mx. Office hours, 10 to 12 a. m., 1 to Ij m. Territorial v0ta.ino o 1 - . DU1;WU. H . vTT' u. c, Phoenix, Ari iii.f? ?' .y?.1611" Snrgeon and Dentist, T!SofI,all ?ome8tie Animals Scientifically nffi?1; .df?ce537 West Van Buren street S,?."?," Jhe golden Eagle stable, Third near forCoStio'n. leiephne N-51" N0 Ch"9 Attorneya-at-ljaw. MKireEissv dg, pKAriz1- Hart'rd Bank baU ("JEORGE PURDY BULLARD, Attorney at VT Law, room 9, Thibodo block, Phcenix Webotee Street. OTREET fe FRAZT9-R C. M. Fbazier. Officer-Rooms 7-8. Fleming blk., Phoenix, Arlx ' ! ' iClUlUg UIOUK. PORTER W. FLEMING, Attorney at Law! Arizon""8 aDd 21' I'lem1nK Block, Phcenix H. N. Alexander. W. H. Stilweu. A IJSXANDEr 4 8TILWELL-ATTORNEY8 s PhLIiiWAr2ffice in Hartford Bak bulld- w " ' iumioiUIIC, JXIJZ H Willis J. Holings. Wade H. Hulings. UpINGS HULINGS, Attorneys-at-Law Rooms!) and llPr,ltrhlrtin, ' w' .- ......... F jITCH & CAMPBELL, ATTORNEYS AT -vivLia,! "au. oi Arizona PRANK COX-ATTORNEY AT LAW. rooms Arizona 5' TMb0do Phcenix, B. J. Franklik. alfkkd Franklin. FFrRS.K!'IN FRANKLIN Attorneys and fonolTk Joseph H. Kibbey. 'J C Isham KIBBEY ISRAEL, Lawyers. Rooms 2, i and S, National Bank of Arizona . block. Phoenix .. B ATS JtJS"? ' AliORNEYS-AT-LA W W. L. Van Horn. "TAN HORN Jb mrv H. z. ZncK.i Attorneys and Counselors at law. ,nM c . Tempe, Arizona Office in Hememan & Gill block, up stairs. Aronltect. XXT K. NORTON, ARCHITECT. Porter hio-v . t . --UAa.,n.iiz, vniuiuiauaexpenenced supervision given to the construction of brick and stone buildings. A. tendent. Room 11, Fleming Block. Fif teen years experience. A rchitect and superin tendent of the Fleming Block supenn- T W MORGAN-METALLURGIST - Metal Mif," glst- 5 Hareuvar Copper Company. V ,cpurieu upon, assavs made and chemical determinations of ore of every description. Residence North First avenue. Office, Room 10. Fleming Block EriKineer. w E. cnNnnn ifi iri TtT ' - , iugiucKr. ourveys, mftPB and plans. Room 15 WhartonBlk. IHAVE opened an office in room 1, 18 West Washington St., with Riddle & Gray, real estate dealers, where I will attend to pensions nS8 If yoa haTe a claim ending and need help come and see me. . D. GRAY. jAssaver. A J. PORTER1K, AS8AYER, W A8HINGTON . Btreet, east of P. O. Phoenix, Ariz o price for assays: Gold.Silver, Lead, 1.00 I Lead "l.oo Gold and Silver 1.00 1 Tin 5.00 TT S. GR1SWOLD Manufacturers- agent 7 . uuuiiuibHion mernnnnr bXlCl av!?d c"nJ.,undri?: All doneT ffiSomh Center 8t7 SKiuuiiy j COPELAND, First avoue, opposite Sn .k c, '"'""5, asnuuiiurai ana all other kinds of machinery built or repaired. ...r-. icmis luaue. ooiuenng, Drazing grinding or any other work in the mechanical nne. Engines remodeled. Corral. T3DRGER CORRAL, Nnrthwest corner First ' "- anu Auam nt, fat MCHowan, Prep if the old reliable feed corral where teams are well cared for and where everybody receive fair and hnnest treatment. Leaves Mondavs and Fridays for Cave Creek and PhrenixMins. Special attention given to taysengers and baggage. Leave orders t Golden Eagle Stanles. C. M. 8TURGIS Prop i. Telephone 57.