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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN: SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, 1895.
Hardware. A large stock of x Building Hardware, Ranch Implements, Harness, Dash & Top leather Edged Tools, Shears, Hay and Grain. Ezra W. Thayer DOS' Washington Street, Opp. City Hall THE SCHOOLS Continued at Least One Week Longer. : The board o! trustees of the Phoenix schools hoped to be able last night by reason of a hurried passage of Mr. Kemp's bill through the legislature to announce that the echools would be continued. On account of the action of assembly, by which its consideration wm laid over they were unable to do so. Accordingly Superintendent Wollam last night issued the following notice to the teachers continuing the schools at least until next Friday : The Phoenix public echools will con tinue till Friday, March 22, pending the final passage of council bill No. 96, introduced by Mr. Kemp and passed in the council today. Should this bill be come a law, the full school year of eight months will be completed. Wages are to be the same as hereto fore for time taught. Should any teacher be unable or unwilling to con tinue on the above condition, such teacher should notify the superin tendent this evening. Report cards should be sent out for parents' signatures Monday, March 18. Teachers should use their best en deavors to hold the interest of the pu pils in the work and to keep up the at tendance. Very respectfully, J. M. Wollam. so fetching with the fair sex. At all events, the young lady one day gave him to plainly understand that he wouldn't do, She returned his pres ents I don't suppose he had ever writ ten her a love letter, so she couldn't re turn any burning literature and told him to apply elsewhere for a wife. Con siderably stunned, he could only ex claim: "Jilted! jilted!" He bought this house at first simply with the idea of living in it, but one day he chanced across a friend who had had a similar experience with the fair sex, and, after comparing notes, they decided to live together to pursue the same- line of campaign in society; that is, to make themselves as interesting "as possible to women, but never on'any provocation to marry. Before long they heard of another acquaintance whose engagement had been broken by the lady, and they -took him in. So, little by little, the affair has grown to its present proportions, a small, but se lect and contented club." "And the initials J. C. mean, the " "Jilted club, exactly. Every member must have been jilted, and every mem ber is supposed to enter society freely and play for hearts to take them, but never to surrender his own. In the event of his' getting entangled and en tering upon a new engagement his membership lapses at once." PLANTING POTATOES. Several Reasons Why the Ground Should Be Prepared Deeply. Simply cutting and . plastering po tatoes in advance of planting will not secure satisfactory results. Since a large quantity of seed and labor are re quired to produce a crop of potatoes, much pains should be taken to prepare the ground and cultivate it before and after the potatoes have grown,, in the best manner possible. The potato is a deep-rooted plant, and therefore the ground should be prepared deeply. The tubers ate formed above the seed. These two points should always be kept prom inently in mind. It also loves a moist, cool soil. This indicates that conservation of moisture and shade should be secured by cul ture. The ground should be not only thoroughly and deeply plpwed, but made line. A most satisfactory wa-y, where the ground is open, is to furrow deeply with a double mold-board as seen in the upper part of the figure. Cover the potatoes by reversing the furrows, as seen in the center of the figure. After Coin and Bullion. 8an bars. dollars, 50ffl51 Francisco, March 15. Silver per 07.., blabiyn; Mexican AN QMINOUS BRIDGE. A Spot at Which Superstitions Wedding Parties All Turn Back. A bridge which is carefully avoided by wedding couples because of the traditions which surround it spans a stream called the goldbrook, in the parish of Hoxne, near Eye, in the coun ty of Suffolk, England. Standing in the center of an open field at Hoxne is an obelisk to the memory of Edmund, king of the East Angles, who was killed by the Danes in 870. . On the site of the monument stood an oak tree, in the branches of which the king took refuge from his foes. At nightfall he emerged from his leafy hiding place and secreted himself under the above- SINUATE PEAR BORER. mentioned bridge. A wedding party passing over the bridge at night ob- Pthis method. Country Gentleman. served the king s gold spurs glittering in the moonlight, and in this way he was betrayed to his enemies, who took him back to the oak tree and shot him with arrows. Local tradition has it that many years'" ago the existing in scription of the event was followed by the words: "Cursed be the wedding party that passes over this bridge." No such words are now visible, but the iradition is so well known, . that bridal parties prefer taking a circuitous route rather than pass over Goldbrook bridge. y the potatoes have started, a scantling or light piece of timber may be chained crosswise near the front of the harrow and two rows may be planed down, as shown in the lower part of the figure. In a few days the potatoes will be up and will be entirely free from weeds. This double plowing and fining and depositing of the clods and stones in the middle of the rows results not only in putting the ground in superior con dition, but in saving a very large amount of after culture. The most satisfactorv results that we have ever reached have been by A CLUB FOR JILTED MEN. New Arrivals , Coming In Now Almost Daily. New and latest importations from Japan and England of the loveliest Mattings and Japanese Rugs ever shown, as well as the most beautiful Decorated English Semi Porcelain. The Prices as well as the Goods are also New. B. Hey man Fu r n itu re Co. Wholesale and Retail. Members Fledged to Wage a Loveless War on the Fair Sex. I accepted an invitation the other day to dine with a friend at a club that he assured me vas unlike, in some re-: spects, any other club in the world, I says a New York correspondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer. We went to Twenty-ninth street and entered a building that was not materially dif ferent in appearance from a thousand other houses in town that are used as residences by the well to do. Tho menu cards and the servants' buttons were marked by a neat monogram of the letters "J. C." My companion set tled himself in an easy chair, and pro ceeded to explain. "This Club," he said, "owes existence to the whim of a very riuh man who has hardly turned thirty years. lie was en gaged. The lady was wealthy, well connected and moved in ths same social circles that he did. He was rich enough to satisfy any reasonable wom an. - Moreover, His character was be yond reproach. "Perhaps he was a little cold in his wooing. I don't know. He did not know what defeat meant.- Perhaps he unconsciously took it for granted that any woman must find him all sufficient, and Ciat it would be unnecessary, evcu unbecoming, to ply the ordinary lover's arts thr.t r.re generally believed to bo Views of Prof. Smith, of the New Jersey Experiment Station. In the spring of 1894 I received com plaints from some farmers near Irving ton, Essex county, N. J., of a borer that was injuring pear trees. Personal investigation showed the presence of an insect theretofore entirely unknown to me, and of which I had not seen any notice in American literature. It was a beetle larva, and obviously belonged to a member of, the genus Agrilis, an allay of the larva producing galls on blackberry and raspberry canes; but no member of the genus was known to attack fruit trees in the eastern United States. I found that in the entire Irving-ton and Hilton district, several miles in extent, all the pear trees were more or less infested and were sickly evidently dying off. The bark on these trees showed peculiar dark, somewhat depressed lines, and was sometimes cracked. Slicing off a section down to the sap wood, I found broad, shallow burrows or channels, partly in the bark and partly in the wood, dry and brown in color, more or less filled with saw dust and frass. These channels were very irregular, zigzagging from side to side, but not evenly; sometimes form ing a long bend to one side and a short one to the other, or again reversing this. Not only the trunks, but the larger branches were attacked, and later I found that even nursery trees, or those just set out, did not escape. Following the course of the burrow, the culprit would be found in he shape of a white, flattened larva, varying f rOm half an inch to an inch or more in length, the anterior segment very-much enlarged, the following two decidedly smaller, and beyond that the joints were moreeven, but always strongly marked the last ending in a pair of little brown curved points or hooks. W:her ever these larvae were numerous th tree sickened from the interruption t the flow of sap, and in the course o time, as the borings met, the girdlin4 became complete, and the tree died. Further investigation resulted in the discovery of the adult beetle, which is bronze-brown in color, very slender, and about one and one-third inch in length. This proved eventually to be Agrilus sinuatus Olivier, a European species which had not been previously found S F" .. i : I Nil. f mm iv mm ICE CRIIAM FKEEZER8. m& mm .rx-i wmm A NEW PEST OF THE PEAR. a, Agrilus sinuatus. adult beetle; b, full grown larva; c, one of the anal books more enlarged; d. pupal cell in,the solid wood. The last engraving shows 'a sample of burrows in young pear tree, from a photograph. This is the first publication in America of either the description or illustration of this serious pest and the remedy for it. in the United States. It is known in France and Germany as a serious pest to pear trees, and its life history had been only recently made out in the lat ter country. We had to do then with an imported pest, and I found later that it was brought over in pear stocks about ten years ago The beetle makes its appearance about the middle of May, flies only in the hottest sunshine, and lays its eggs in the bark some time in June. Early in July the very minute larvsa may be found in the sap-wood, and they feed until winter, becoming by that time about three-quarters of an inch in length. Fe'eding is resumed in spring and continues until September, when the larva is from one and one-quarter to one arid one-half inches in length. It then bores into the solid wood about one-quarter of an inch and forms a cell, in which it rests until March or April, when it changes to a pupa, and soon afterward to a beetle. Thus the larva feeds two years .in 'the trees, and during that time forms channels from six to eight inches in length. So far as I have been able to ascer tain, the insect is still confined to east ern New Jersey, not extending south below Elizabeth, ' but said to extend northward into New York state. 1 have no evidence of its presence in the states of the central west, but pear growers who have found it should so report. This is an insect that spreads slowly; but it will undoubtedly spread, and it behooves growers to be on the lookout for it. As to the remedies to be adopted, nothing very definite cad be said. "In Europe slitting the bark is recom mended, and this has been done with some success by some of the New Jer sey growers. In France it is suggested that the trees be protected by covering the trunks with straw, which is to be afterward coated with coal tar. In Germany a mixture of cow dung and clay, formed into a paste and plastered on the trunks, is advised, the mass to be kept in place by bandages of some cheap fabric. This is said to kill the larvse in their burrows, to stimulate the baTk, and to facilitate the healing over of the burrows made by the insects. I am in hopes of getting a more simple and easily applied material to answer the same purpose, -but am not ready yet to make definite reccommendatiens. Prof. John B. Smith, in Orange Judd Farmer. The U. S. Gov't Reports show Royal Baking Powder superior to all others. COME IN selectr"r Ice Cr,eam ; Freezer from my White Mountain Arctics and Jack Frost. D. H. BURTIS. uruKs. Florence and Globe Stage Line c abbying tj.8. . Mail and Wills, Fabsi EXPBBSB. A HOPELESS CASE, evidently. It's all up with 1S94; the doctor says so. Had there t een any chance, our drugs would have been effective. The best physicians in Phoenix prefer to have their pre-criDtions put up by us. We enjoy their confidence, be cause we merit it. It is, alf o well to note on the first page of your diary lor 1895. that we carry a full line of toilet and manicure articles at the lowest prices. C. ESOHMAN & CO. Bowie Station and Thomas Stage Line, KAGAR BROS., Props. Carrying TJ. 8. mail from BowieStaiion viaSolo monville to Ft. Thomas, competing with stage for Ulobe. A daily line of stages is run be tween above points, connecting at Solomon ville with stage line for Clifton and Upper Gila at Bowie Station with the Southern Pacific railroad. STAGE LEAVES FLORENCE DAILY FOB Biveraide and Globe at 7 o'clock, r. K.; stops all night at Riverside and arrives at Globe at so clock, p. .; returning, leaves Globe at 8 o clock a. m.. arrives at Florence at 1 o'clock A. M. Good accomodation on the road, im proved line, good stock and eomfortaole stages, four-horse coach every other day. W. E. GUILD, Agent, Florence. E. F. KELLNER CO., Agents, Globe. EUGENK MIDDLKTON, Proprietor Bo for White Hills Mining Camp : Iri-Weekly Stage Line, Through in one day; 8-passenger, 4-horg. thoroughbrace wagon; change horses at Croar ranch and at Mountain Springs: leaves Kin, man Monday. Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 I m., and arrives at camp at 7 p. m. same day. Leaves White Hills Camp Tussday, Thnrsda and Saturdav at 8 a. m., and arrives at Kin man at 6 p. m. same day. . Fare,7; freieht3c. Shortest. And Tnnfit rilrantr vnntit ,n vi the W. H. Taggart Mercantile company. Eztn oonveyances on application. CROSS CO., Prop's, Kingman, Aril FLORENCE and GLOBE STAGE LINE Carrying United States Mail and the Express. Stage leaves Florence daily for Riverside and Globe at 7 o'clock p. m.; stops all night at Biverside and arrives at Globe at S o'clock p. m.; returning, leaves Globe at 8 o'clock a. m., arrives at Florence at 1 a. m. Good accommo dations on the road, improved line, good stock and comfortable stages, four-horse coach every other day. W. E. Guild, acent, Florence. E F. Kellner & Co., agents, Globe. C. C . HACKETT, Prop. INVESTMENTS. MIILIOSS OF DOILAKS Are lOBt every rear in risky and foolish investments. Put your money in lots in Churchill Addition and make 25 per cent. No ritk Easy terms. CLtKK CHCKCHILL, Office Commercial Hottl Block. FOUNDRY. FOUNDRY. THE STANDARD IRON WORKS. Southeast of Capitol Sronnds. P. O. Box 458. Tel. 57. TTTTnmw o nrnmun Tmnnn I Ml UIHIUIUIUUOi : X The largest assortment of gems ever brought to Phcenix at the New Phoenix Jewelers, y COOK & BELL NVxt Door to Post office. (lehl Wa'ch Inspectors S. F. P. & P. .