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K PAIR OF BLOOMEES. Why Mrs. Cranston's Husband Al lowed Her to Wear' Them. Before bicycling became a craze with women there had never been so much hs a shadowof quarrel between Mr. and ilrs. Cranston. But after Mrs. Cran Bton bought a bicycle and learned to ride well, there was a disagreement vchich came very nearly breaking up a tappy home: They had been married three years, and they had often said Chat their married life had been one long- honeymoon. Tom had yielded so readily to all of Ilis wife's whims that she had uncon sciously gained an opinion that her word was to him like the laws of the Sledes and tho Persians. Eat this idea was all knocked to pieces when one morning' as they sat at breakfast Mrs. Cranston said: "Tom, I'm going' to order my dress naker to make a suit of bloomers for me to-day. I do bo much bicycling' ow that the skirts are too heavy for me."' "What!" shouted Tom, dropping his spoon in the oatmeal and splattering lilk all over his necktie, looking- at ker as thoujrh she had announced that she was goinr to commit suicide. Hrs. Cranston also dropped her spoon and looked in surprise at her husband. "I said," she repeated, ''that I was going to gat a bloomer suit. What strikes you as particularly strange about that?" "What strikes me as particularly strange?" he repeated, with a wild look fc his e3'es. '"Do you think for one mo ment that I will allow my wife to race around town looking like a lithograph rf a variety entertainment? Hot much." "But Tom," said Louise, In a tone tltat had never failed to persuade her fcusband that sho was right and that he isas wrong, "I don't see why I can't kave bloomers. Mrs. Kynaston and Mrs. Bentley and Mrs Jennings all wear Ciem and their husbands don't object, 80 why should you?" it makes no difference why I should," said Tom, doggedly. r'I don't totend to have my friends oc the ex change coming to me and saying: Torn, I see your wifes wearing bloom ers.' Not if 1 know it." "I5ut, Tom," she began, "I" "Oh, don't talk any more nonsense, fiouise," he broke in. "1 am sick of it. You shan't wear bloomers, so that set Ces it,"' tind Mr. Cranston, whose ap petite had been taken entirely away by kis wife's announcement, got up from "the table and started for the door. "Good-by," he called from the hall, snd then the door slammed and Louise , sat at the breakfast table wondering how it was that she had never before known that her husband had a will of kis own. Khe had told all of her friends only fhe day before that she would be wear fcg bloomers within a week, and when they had suggested that her husband might object she said: "What! 1 Pom object? Why, he never j bjec' to anyi.ai.ij-. ' . And now Tom had absolutely refused to allow her to wear them, with a fa cial expression which showed that he tyould not stop short of the divorce courts to prevent it. Finally she arose from the table and went to her room. fche had an idea which she thought, H properly carried out,. would gain Tom's consent to the wearing of bloom ers, fihe wrote a hurried note to her dressmaker ordering a bloomer suit of pattern which fche had already se lected, and then donned her old bicycle suit to pay a call on Mrs. Kynaston, Vho had a husband who did not object to bloomers. fche told her troubles to the vivacious Mrs. Kynaston, who was not sparing fa her sympathy for the poor friend who had a narrow-minded husband fho objected to a convenient bicycle dress. "Why, how foolish of him," she said. 1 don't believe the poor man has Cver seen a proper bicycling costume. I'll tell you what we'll do. We'll aK go bicycling this afternoon, and come fcack by your house at just the time jour husband gets, home, and he will See what a bloomer suit looks like." And so the bicycle party was ar ranged, and when Thomas Cranston arrived at his house that evening he aw live women riding in front of the kouse and four"bf them were in full fcloomer costume. The fifth, who wore skirts, was his wife. lie was not so badly shocked as he thought he wonld be, and he wished hat lie had not been so decided in his efusal of his wife's request, but he made up his mind that it would be un Bianly to yield after his remarks of Che morning, end so. with a bow to his Wife and her companions, he went in doors and began to dress for dinner. That night Louise again broached fhe subject of bloomers, but her hus liand silenced her by saying: ".Now, see here, Louise, don't speak to me :dout bloomers again. You may gt in for women's rights if you like, and you may wear standing collars and men's waistcoats, but you shall not tear- trousers even if bicycling does Justify it m your eyes. "Trousers!" cried Louise, indignant ,.. n:A 1 j. mj , iivj ottui tiny tumjj UUOUb WOUSerb. 1 was talking about bloomers." "1 know you were," said Mr. Crans ton, "and please don't talk about them any more. I'm tired of it, and I won't hear it mentioned again." The next morning when Mr. Cranston nut on his coat to start for his office his wife called him back and said: "Tom, I'll promise you never to men tion bloomers again, but if you ever change your mind about them please tell me, for I'm really very anxious to wear them." The smile which for twenty-four hours had been absent from Tom Crans ton's face came again, and he kissed his wife. "That's a dear, good girl, Louise," he said. "I hated to refuse your re quest, but really I don't like the idea of your wearing those things. And now, if there is anything else you want me to do for you, ju-Jt name it, and I'll : do it." He went away, but returned in a mo ment and called out: "Oh, Louise, I"m going to a dinner at the club to-night, and I want you to have my dress su it handy when I come home. Good-by." "Now, then," said Louise, as she went upstairs, "I'll see if I can't make Mr. Tom change his opinion about! bloomers. That promise of his was the ! very thing I wanted." The hour longed for by both came at last. Tom entered the house and rushed to his room to put on his dress suit. "Oh, Tom!" Louise called, while he was dressing, "come down here: I want you to redeem your promise of this morning, and do me a favor." "All right!" he called; "I'll be down in a minute, and I'll keep wy promise." He found his wife sitting on the floor with a dress pattern in front of her, and dress goods scattered all around. "Well, what's all this?" he asked. "Are you making a rag carpet? What is it you want me to do for you? If it's to clean up all this mess here I shall refuse, for I have some work to do next week." "Ivo," she said, laughing, ."I don't want you to clean up the mess and I'm not making a rag carpet. I'm mak ing a bicycle dress, which 1 must have early to-morrow morning, and I want you to let me drape the skirt on you so that it will hang all right." "Cut, Louise," he objected, "I've got to go out to that dinner at eight o'clock, and it's" now nearly seven. I won't have time. Let the dress go for to night." "I cau't let it go, for I must have it to morrow morning," she insisted. "You've promised to do what I asked, and now when I want you to do a little thing like this you refuse, and I think it's real mean." Mrs. Cranston stood up, holding a pattern in one hand and an unfinished dress in the other, and looked as though she were about to burst into tears. "Oh, come now, Louise," he said, im patiently. "Can't you see that your request is trivial and unreasonable, and I must go to that dinner?" The tears that had seemingly been held back with such an effort now be came visible and rolled down her cheeks. "I think it'smean,"she sobbed. "You promised to do anything I wanted you to, and. now you won't keep your word. I've cut up my other dress, and the bicycle party is of just as much impor tance as your old dinner." Mr. Cranston looked grave. He did not want to lose that dinner, and he didn't want to break his promise. "How long will this fitting business last?" he questioned, after several mo ments' silence, broken only by the sob bing of his wife. "About half an hour," she replied, brightening up a little. "Well, then, hurry up," said Crans ton, throwing off his coat and standing erect. "Bring the thing here." And so the cown was nut on Mr. Cranston, and Louise dropped on one knee and began pinning the draperies in a hurried manner. "You see, Tom," she said, as she tucked up the first fold and surveyed it with a critical eye, "tl;U is of the greatest importance to me, and I know you Will help me out." "Um!" was the only answer her hus band made. He was looking straight at the clock and wondering how it was that the minute hand was moving so fast. He thought that the clock must be out of order. He pulled out his watch and saw the minute hand there moved with the same railroad speed, and it was 7:30 o'clock. "Are you anywhere near through?" he asked impatiently. She shook her head and turned her attention to the dress. Tom fumed as he noticed that it was now 7:45. "Have you any idea how soon you will be through?" he asked, with a forced calmness. "Not the slightest," she replied in a voice that was either muffled by pins or laughter. Tom couldn't tell which, for she was stooping and studying the hem of the dress. At that moment the door opened and Mr. Kynaston, the husband of Mrs. Cranston's bloomer-wearing friend, threw open the door and stood gazing in open-mouthed astonishment. "Why, Tom," he said, when he recov ered himself, "I thought you were going to call for me if you left down- ' town first? You know you told me so, ' and said if 1 got ready first I was to I come h'ere and walk right in. Are you 1 going to the dinner?" j "This will be all over the exchange 1 to-morrow," groaned Tom inwardly. 1 MACHINE Hadi&on St. Bel. Center and First Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. Are pr-parrd to du all kinds 1 1 I T ITT 1 'ripe Ruing, Machine and Boiler work. Farm Machinery. We have recently opened the finest eq ipned shop in the territory, and during the spring months wjil make the repairing ol thieshers and farm machint ry a specialty. Separator Cylinders Skillfully Balanced. Sickles Ground and Repaired. K-3 Uf E. E. E. E. Lincoln. M.S. Webb. Assaver K. E. FORD, Analytical Chemist and Assayer. Mineralogist. Metallurgist. Ail ores sampled and assayed and accuracy guaranteed. Mine and prosper ts carefully ex amined mid extent and value cf ore bodies fur nihcl. Chi-ek and control as-ays a specialty. Gold 150; S:lver ?1 f0; Gold and Silver $2X0. Highest price paid for placer sold. Sample, by mail receive prompt Attention. Prices if ana lytical work on application. Laboratory No. 18 North Second Avenue. Notice to Voters. The gnat re . ister for the citv of Phoenix for the muntciptl election for the fiscal year 1895 189ti to occur on May 7, 1895, is now open for the registration of voters, at the cltv recorder's qffice. at the city hall The books for registra tion will close on April 22, 1S95. ED. SCHWARTZ, City Recorder. "Yes, I'm going to the dinner if Louise ever gets through with this miserable skirt," he added, aloud. "Oh, nonsense, why don't she wear bloomers? Come on. W e are late al ready," said his friend. "Louise," whispered Cranston, "if you'll call my promise off you may have bloomers or anything else you want." "Oh, you dear, good boy," cried Louise, with well-feigned surprise. "Go to your dinner. Now hurry, or you'll be late." Then Tom, after kissing her good by, rushed off to the club. Louise put on her bonnet and went to Mrs. Kynaston's house. "Katie," she cried, as her friend wel comed her at the door, "I'm to have bloomers." And then she told the story of the manner in whichljy husband had been induced to change his mind. And she said in conclusion: "I bought the bloomers yesterday, and I'll wear them to-morrow." "You really cried, did you?" asked Mrs. Kynaston. "Well, Louise, if you went in for woman suffrage we would have it in twenty-four hours. Talk about men's executive ability! Why, I believe you could make your husband wear bloomers himself." N. Y. Even ing Sun. Tht3 13 a. t'nafcc Story. In the month cf July four or five years ago I was out shooting fiorican witji a fricLtl of mine in Guzerat. We hail Xsih-ly cood lack, and as we were nuil. hig ov.r r.xy to tho railway station to catjh tho early train back to Ahme dabad 1 noticed my friend, who was shooting in line on my left, suddenly point his gun at something on the ground and tire, and on asking what it was he said it was a large black cobra and that he had shot it in two pieces, the head portion disappearing down a hole. As we were in a hurry to catch the train we went on, but very soon heard one of the beaters calling out and looking back saw him running toward us with the head portion of the snake following him, with the hood ex panded. It appeared that he had re mained behind, trying to dig out the cobra, and the result was that it came out of the hole and went for him. Of course the snake could not get much pace on and was quickly killed. Jour nal of the IJombay Natural History So ciety. . What (..ootl Koatls ileun. I!ic3rcling undoubtedly is doing more toward. the construction of good roads in this country than all other influences combined. Good roads mean comfort and delight to bicyclers, increased 'jalue to rural property through the readier and more enjoyable means of communication, and increased value to the assessed property of a state, be cause farmers can haul farther to mar ket at a minimum cost. J. M. Batch elor, New York City. Recognized a Fellow-Craftsman. Commercial travelers, sometimes called "drummers," have acquired a reputation, perhaps undeserved, for largeness of statement. Thus we read in the Washing-ton Star that a commer cial.traveler of the more flashy type had just finished a startling . story, when the listener, a new acquaintance, remarked: "That reminds me of one of Mun chausen's yarns." "Munchausen?" iaswered the drum mer; "who is he?" "Why, don't you know about him? lie is the most colossal example of mendacity that civilization has pro duced." A moment of silence followed, broken by the commercial traveler. "Excuse me," he said, "would you mind telling me what house he travels for?" HHOP, chine Shops LINCOLN & CO. Health Retiort. Nestling under the foothills in the Oak Groves on the north side of the Santa Catalinas moun tains, altitude 4500 feet, pnre air, good water, no dust. For particulars and descriptive leaf let, write to E. S. DODGE, Oracle, Ariz. You Do Not- Realize -what a good thin g you are missing for your children by not giving them a policy of one or two thousand dollars in the Child's Aid Association, which they will draw when 21 or 25, or sooner if death will overtake them. L. J. Wood, secietary: Dr. Tut tle, medical examiner; Judge Reno & Son, gen eral aeent, Phoenix, Ariz. MISS LENA POBDY, Teacher of Dramatic Elocution and . Practical Delsarte. If desirable, lessons can be given at residence of pupil, for DarticuiarsaaaressDoxai.t'hceDix. Dr. Hardy, Practical Dentist. The mcst modern and difficult Crown and Bridge work skillfully performed. YOUNG BUILDING. Opp. Commercial Hotel. - - - Up Stairs. DR. E.C.HYDE, DENTIST. ALL worlt guaranteed. Crown and bridge work a specialty. Prices to suit the times. Oflice-and residence 20 N. Second Ave. Sun day hours 10 to 1. Jioal -Estate. J.T.SIMMS, OWNER. 27 W. Washington St., Cor. ol Wall St. Saloon. The Palaee, 80S. n. aiRSCEFHJ),Pron Imported and Domestic WINES,- LIQUORS AND CIGARS, PHCENIX. ARIZONA. M. E. HUKLEY, THE LIVE BUTCHER CHOICE STEAKS AND BOASTS. BUST KEPT MARKET TIT PBCENIX IXPERIKNUED CUTTERS. FREE DELIVERY IN THE CITY. Ptoenix t Prescott Stage to Via VULTURE. WICKENBURG and CONGRESS, Connecting with Santa Fe, Preacott & Phrenlj railroad at Skull Valley, leave Phoenix dail except 8unday at 7 a. m. , CSf Office with Wells. Fareo & Co. 6-ti O. W. ORKKNLSAF, 4rV STAGE LINE From Tncson to osrales. M. G. SAMANIEGO, Prop LEAVES TUCSON at 6 a. m. on Mondays, Wednesdavs and Fridays. LEAVES NOGAXE3 at 6 a. m. on Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays. ' The fastest stage line in the territory. Good horses and careful driver. Fort Thomas and Globe Stage Line. HYTOJI BROS, Props. Runs both ways between Fort Thotras and Ulnbe every day. Special rigs for drummers or families when desired. . "EL PASO ROUTE" Texas and Pacific The Great Popular Route Betweec IS Short line to NEW ORLEANS. KANSASCITT CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, NEW -YOKE, ano WASHINGTON. Favorite line to the north, east and southeast. PULL MAN BUFFET fcLEEPING CARS and solid trains from El Paso to Mht, Fcrt forth, New Orleans, Meicf til and St. loan FAST TIME AND 8URE CONNECTIONS. " C"See that your tickets read Texas anc Pacific Railway. For maps, time tables, ticlei rates end all reouired iafnrrcfiticn, call on o addiess anv of thetieketasents. B. f, DAKBYSHIRE, GASTON MESLIER, Agt raPa60'Te,M Gen Pass, and Ticket Agt, Dallas. Tex. S3niaFe,Prescott & IttELixR.R. PRESCOTT DIVISION TIME TABLE NO. 8, TAKING EFFECT SUNDAT. EEC. 2, 1894, Mountain Time is standard used. No.121INo.103i STATIONS. No. 104, No. 122 7 35a 8 40 a 9 07 aj 9 40 aj 10 .SO a 11 35 al 3 05 p 4 00 p' 4 25 p 4 55 p iv Ash Kori ar 12 30 p 6 10 p 5 10 p 4 25p 3 45p 3 20 p 2 10 p Kock Butte Cedar Glade Del Rio Jerome Junction 11 40 p II HI p 10 35 a 5 12 p 6 10 p 10 20 a 9 30a ar Prescott lv SOUTH EXTENSION, No. 201 No. 202 7.80 a.m 8.10 8.20 8.50 10.00 10.25 11.00 12.01 p.m 12.80 100 1 30 1.55 2 25. 3.05 3.25 4.00 4.20 p m. Lv Prescott Ar, 5.50 p.m 5.20 5.15 4.35 3.30 3.05 2 SO 2.10 1.30 J.00 Iron Spni gs Summit Ramseate Skull Valley. Kirkland Grand View Hillside Cottonwood Martinez Congress Harqua Hala . ..- Wickenburg Vulture . '.Hot Springs Junct... Beardslv ll.59p.m. 11 35 11.00 10.20 9.55 9.17 , 9.00 a.m Arr... ..Agua Fria L'vel Trains 103 and 104 connect at Ash Fork with trains 3 and 4 on A. & P. E. B. Tri ins 121 and 122 connect at Ash Fork with tra'ns 1 and 2 on A. & P. R. R. Trains 201 and 202 run daily andcoi-nect at Congress with stage line car rying U. S. mail to and from Stanton end Yarn ell, and at Acua Fria to and from CuiiW- wood and Phoenix. m R. R. COLEMAN, Sunt G. W. Vaughn, V-Pres. and Gen. Mgr. F. A. Healy. Gen. Frt. and Pass. Agent. ifcRl The Great Middle Route Across th American Continent in Connec tion with the Railways of the "Santa Fe Route." LIBERAL MANAGEMENT, 8UPERIOR FACILITIES, PICTURESQUE SCENERY, EXCELLENT ACCOMODATIONS. The Grand Canon ot the Colorado, the most sublime of Nature's work on the Earth, inde scribable, can easily be reached via Flagstaff,. Williams or Peach Springs on this road. To the N aturil Bridge of Arizona and Montezuma's well you can journey most direellj by this line Observe the Ancient Indian Civilization of La guna, or of Acoma, 'Tbe City of the Skj " Visit the Petrified Forest near Carrizo. See and marvel at the freak oi Canon Diablo. Take a hunting trip in the magnificent pine forests of the San Francisco Mountains. Find interest in the ruins of the pre-historic Cave and Cliff Dwellers. View the longest Cantilever bridge in America across the Colorado River. Jso. J. Byrne, Genera1 Passenger Agent, Los Angeles, Cal. C. H, Speitrs, Ass't. General Passer ger Agent, 8an Francisco, Cal. H. S. VAN Slyck. General Acent, Alhuqnerque.N.M. Gila Valley, Globe & KortLern R. R. Co. TIME CARD NO. 4. October 20, 1831, at 1 a . m. Between Bowie and Tlma. Miles from No I Bowie A. M. 10:00 i 10:51 17.3 11:15 25.4 11:55 34.8 12:20 39.5 12.S4 42.7 12:42 45.2 12:50 47.8 P K. STATIONS. Miles Bet. Sta'ns No 2 P. M. 5:50 17.3 4'59 8.1 4:35 9 4 4:05 4.7 3:40 3.2 3:16 2.5 3:08 2.6 8:00 P. M. (Mountain Time ) ijv. Bowie Ar Baily's Wells Rail N. Ranch folomonville Saftbrd Thatcher Central Ar. Pima Lv. Train No. 1 connects with Bouthern Pacific train No. 19,eatbound, passing Bcwie Junc tionat7:50a. m Train No. 2 connects with Southern Pacific train No. 20, westbound, passing Bowie Junc tion at 6:35 p m. Trains 1 and 2 run daily except Sunday and connect with stage line at Pima to and from Fort Thomas, San Carlos, Globe City and Tonto Basin. The company reserves the right to Tary this schedule as circumstances may require. WM. GARLAND. President. WHEN IN BENSON STOP AT THE TRA31 House for first-class accomodations. Ni Chinese employed. Mes, L 8. Trash., Proprietress Florence and Cm Grande Stage. Stage leaves Casa Grande at 7 a. m each, morning, arrives at Florence at 11:30 a. m. Returning leaves Florence at 1:30 p.m., ar-" rive at Casa Grande at 6 p. m . Makesconnection at Florence with stage for Globe. This line Is fifty miles nearer Globe than any other line. DREW STEVENS & CO, Proprietors. Ptaix and Buckeye Stap J, 8. BASSKT1, Prop, Leaves Phrenix Mondays and Fridays at 7:30 a.m.: ariives at Buckeye in twelve hours; leaves Buckeye Tuesdays and Saiuidays at 730 a. m., and srrives st Pheeuix in twelve hours. , Office at Mesa Fruit Store. This line meets the Harqua Hala stage every Monday evening.