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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN: THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1695.
. Hardware. HARD ffARKf A large stock of Building Hardware, Eancli Implements, Harness, Dash & Top Leather Edged Tools, Shears, Hay and Grain. Ezra If. layer Washington Street, Opp. City Hall L aVVMI-L.OVVt.LJ dY Trie uUHULt. In One Tear It Will Send Creepers One Hundred Feet High Over a ClariDgr. The stages in the onward march of the forest over a clearing are most in teresting. Perhaps two or three hun dred acres, in one instance, had been planted with sugar canes and fifty in plantains, vegetables and fruit. There would be a fair-sized dwelling house, a water or cattle sugar mill, huts for the negroes and a wharf on the river bank, says ' a writer in Popular Science Monthly. The planter decided to give up the place, as he had an offer of a more fertile piece of land on the coast. Taking away everything portable, in cluding the machinery of his mill, he abandoned the rest, carrying away his negroes, and left the clearing to na ture. Look on the plantation a year later. Already a thicket has grown up which is only penetrable by the constant use of a cutlass. After a great deal of la bor you reach the borders of the once tidy clearing. What a wonderful sight! Along the line of forest trees a dense wall of creepers rises sixty to a hundred feet high, forming an effective vail to the dark arcade beyond. From these stretch out long ropes, twining vegeta ble serpents and giants' fingers, all moving toward what was once the open space. Soma- are hundreds of yards long, rooting at the joints, whence oth I er branches radiate and from the dense obstruction we have cut through. The creepers, twiners and scramblers have not yet reached the house, but nature is at work there also. Round it was once an orchard of oranges, limes, star apples and other tropical fruit, with a few flowering shrubs. Most of these are now overrun with the blood sucking ! loranths vegetable leeches which are continually draining their juices and evidently fattening on the spoil. These exotic bushes and trees have no business here; they are in truders. If man protects them and de stroys their enemies they can thrive, but if he abandons them they must per ish. Perhaps you are thirsty and look for an orange, but among a dozen trees not a single fruit can be found, and never will be again. BILLY'S BRIGHT IDEA. It Helped Ills Mother In Her Trunk Packing. The Churchman has given us Billy's idea, which is surely valuable enough to be spread abroad. His mother was going to the seashore, and while she was packing her trunks he was pop ping in about every five minutes with something of his that must be packed also. "I'd like to help you, mother," he said once, preparing to pitch his fishing tackle in on his mother's lace gown, " 'cause you look so tired." "Never mind, Billy," said his mother, catching the tackle. "I shall rest after awhile. Packing is hard work for a tall person, though, for it makes one stoop so." "Why," said Billy, with his hands in his pockets and his head on one side. "why don't you put the trunks upon something? Hullo, I know; horses, wooden horses, you know, mother; car penter's horses; there are some in the basement. I'll bring 'em." And directly there he was again with a wooden horse on his back. " INother one's coming with Sam," he said, panting, "and well lift up the trunks." "Billy boy," said his mother, straight ening up her tired back, "I believe your plan is a good one." Sure enou.-h, the packing went on beautifully niter that, and at dinner Billy's mother s;iirt she had never packed so easily and comfortably. POLLY'S USEFULNESS. Installed as a Solicitor for Money for tne Poor. It has hitherto been customary to fritter away the intellectual force of parrots by merely teaching themi to say "Pretty Poll"' and things of that sort, but the municipal authorities of a French town have instituted what it is to be hoped will become a general reform. The poor-box at the town hall, it seems, had for a long time been in a condition discreditable to the more prosperous of the inhabitants. To re mind them of their duty toward their poorer neighbors a parrot was pur chased, which was installed close to the box and trained to cry: "For the poor, if you please!" The result, it appears, has been high ly satisfactory, pence and silver having been freely given in response to the bird's appeal. The idea is capable of being applied in a variety of ways. Parrots might be used, for example, to warn passers-by of the proximity of wet paint on fences or shop fronts, or to remind people on entering a house to wipe their feet. In fact, parrots might be made really useful members of society. THE DOG REFORMED. Turned Over a New Lear After a Nearly Fatal Illness. Lovers of dogs will appreciate this amusing story culled from Dr. Kitchen's memoir of the late bishop of Win chester. Of one of the bishop's pets he writes: "The dog was a creature of bad disposition, with many evil tricks and ways. It was nursed by an old servant of the house through a bad ill ness with the utmost care .and affec tion, and when the creature recovered it was found, to the surprise of all, to have turned over a new leaf; it had be come perfectly sweet-tempered, had forgotten or laid aside all tiresome tricks and ways, and was, as they said, altogether another dog. After the ani mal's death the servant who had been so kind to it seemed inconsolable, and Mrs. Harold Brown, by Way of cheer ing her, said to her: 'But, you know, the bishop thinks there may be another life for animals as well as for men, so that, perhaps, you will see him again,' and the poor woman, with tears in her eyes, replied: 'I knew it, ma'am, I did, but I didn't think it was right to say so, but now, if the bishop thinks so, too, I know it is atl right with the poor beast.'" BABY-SAVING MACHINE. A Cradle in a Miniature Hot Boom Thai Has Had Wonderful Results. There is now being exhibited in Lyons, France, a queer machine that has been adopted by the government in the Public Maternity hospital in that city. It is an apparatus for saving the life of young babies, and the success it has attained there recommends it strongly here. Over two hundred and fifty thousand babies, aged less than one year each, die annually in the United States, says the New York Press. The mortal enemy of babyhood is cold. To that all children are more or less susceptible, and the irregularity of temperature for these little beings while their organs are in process of for mation or strengthening is the princi pal cause of the loss sustained by the thousands of families in this country. The machine is merely a large box made from galvanized zine and stand ing on iron legs. The construction provides for perfect ventilation and ab solute purity of air. There are no angles or interstices inside where poi sonous germs might find lodgment, and a thermometer is suspended inside the glass front, so the actual temperature is regular and always high, generally 'one hundred and twenty degrees, or even more for very young babies, and so graduated down, as the infant be comes older and stronger. The re quired degree is obtained automatical ly, and the heated air is created by gas, petroleum or electricity. The babies lie or sit in a cradle, sus pended like a hammock inside the ma chine, and the most scrupulous atten tion is given the cradle and its sur roundings, so it is as neat as anything can be. Dr. Lion, the inventor, says the oldest child treated by this ap paratus was six and one-half months, and had been brought up from birth in this way. The doctor claims the child was nearly dead when born, and had it not been for this treatment it would not have survived at all. The appearance of the babies is said to be exceedingly interesting and charming. They look so perfectly fresh and rosy and seem to enjoy thoroughly the warm climate in which they find themselves. Dr. Lion claims that during the three years he has been perfecting this machine he has saved three hundred babies that would otherwise have died, and this is eighty per cent, of the entire number brought to him. He believes that had these infants been left to the ordinary treatment, not one would have survived. Rings Cut from Diamonds. Everybody knows how difficult it is even for an expert lapidaries to cut diamonds, not only on account of their hardness, but by reason of their struc ture and veins, which must be well de fined before the cutter begins his work. M. Antoine, one of the best known jewelers of Antwerp, has, after many fruitless attempts and three years of arduous, patient toil, at last succeeded in cutting a whole ring out of a block of diamond. The ring is perfectly round, with a diameter of nineteen milliters (about three-quarters of an inch). It was exhibited for some time in Antwerp, and was very j much admired. Its value is not given, as tjie maker will not sell it. Outside ; of this ring there is but one other ring i known to be cut out of one stone, and that is the beautiful sapphire 'ring in the Marlborough collection. 'ally Of All the m i B. Heyman Furniture Co. Wholesale and Retail. Tailoring. .A. WARNING I Don't send away for yotir clothes as the chances of your getting a MISFIT are very great. We iry on all of our garments before finishing and guaran tee a perfect fit or money refunded. Y ou should certainly not miss a vitit to our establishment aiid examineour ele gant stock of spring and summer suit ings. We can justly say that it is the finest tssortment ever offtred to the people of Phoenix Give us a call. NICHOLSON THE TAILOR. The White House Saloon, J. H. PRINCE, Prop. PABST BEER I K (W.S ON DRAUGHT I UfSL. Fine Liquors and Cigars. 2B "West Washington Street. Will supply families, pic-oics or outings with soda waters (any flavor) during the coming season on the shortest pos.ible notice. Fine Table Mineral Waters Constantly on Hand. F..H. ETHMEML Notice to Creditors. Estate of Annie M. Dameron, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned administrators of the estate of Annie M. Dam eron, deceased, to the crfaitorsof and all per sons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them, with the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first pnb ication of this notice to the said administrators, at rooms 1 and 3, YouDg block, in Phoenix, Ariz., the same being the place for the transaction of the business of said estate, in sa d County of Maricopa. L. D. DAMERON, K. M. DAMERON, Administrators of the estate of Annie M. Dam eron, deceased. Dated at Phcenix this 19th day of March, 1895. A FAMOUS RUSSIAN REGIMENT. Organized by Peter the Great and Always a Favorite with the Czar. The Vreobrajenski regiment of the imperial guards, which has taken so iinportan t a part in the ceremonies ac companying the funeral of the late Al exander III., and which has had the honor of precedence over all the other reffiments of Russia, in so far as to be first among1 the troops to take the oath of allegiance to the youthful Czar Nicholas III., is one of the oldest regi ments in the army of the imperial guard and may be said to owe its origin to Peter the Great, who, when but a boy at Preobrajenski, near Mos cow, formed his playmates into a little band of miniature soldiers, and thus at the age of eleven years gave an early proof of his faculty for organization. This -little force was subsequently called "La Compagnie de Divertisse ment de Pierre le Grand." It was the wish of his imperial highness the late Czar Alexander III. to be interred in the uniform of his favorite regiment, as indeed it was also the desire of his predecessor, Alexander II. The present Czar Nicholas II. is colonel of the famous Preobrajenski regiment, and at the various state functions consequent to his office al most invariably wears the costume of the regiment to which he is most at tached. The uniform is a dark blue one, and his imperial majesty, when attired in the full dress uniform of his rank, with golden epaulettes and wear ing the light blue riband of the Order of St. Andrew, is said to look exceed ingly well. ! THE CACTUS SPOOH, SOLD ALWAYS BY 1 THE MW MIX JEWELERS, .a NEXT TO POSTOFFICE. Official Arrivals Lates and Novel Goods. ICE J1I:.V1 COME IN and select your new stock of Ihite Mountain s& Arctics and Jack Frost. COLORADO Work Neat. Substantial and Guaranteed. PRICKS KEASUMABLE. T. F. HICKEY. Proprietor. 301 West Washington St. Two doors east of the Vendome. DruifH. A HOPELESS CASE, evidently. It's all up with 1694; the doctor sys so. Had there been any cbance, our drugs would have been effective. The bestphysicians in Phoenix prefer to have their prescriptions put up by us. We enjoy their confidence, be cause we merit it. It is also well to note on the first page oi your diary tot 1895. that we carry a full line of toilet and manicure articles at the lowest prices. O. ESCHMAN & CO. Boot and Shoe Repai Shop FOUND R Y. FOUNDRY. THE STANDARD IRON WORKS. Southeast of Gapitol Grounds. P. O. Box 458. Tel. 57. INVESTMENTS. L HUMS OF DOLLARS Are lost every year in ri6ky and foolish investments. Put your money in lots in Churchill Addition and make Sy per cent. No risk. Easy terms. CLAEK CHCKCBILL, Office Commercial Hottl Block. ARIZONA'S FIRST AND BEST SOUVENIR. ! - v-r C t, s j? Watch Inspectors S. F., P. & FKEEZEKB. Ice Cream Freezer from my I. H. BURTIS. Jioardlrm. Happy and Content are the Boarders at the IVY GREEN RESTAURANT. WHY? Because their appetites are first cul tivated to a condition of natural Healtbfnlness and then regularly nourished and satisfied by choice viands, fresh vegetables and all palatable and wholesome foods in season. MRS. A. WILLIAMSON, Adams Street. Between Center and First. FLORENCE and GLOBE STAGE USE 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 5 o'clock p. m.; returning, leaves Globe at 8 o'clock a. m.f arrives at Florence at 1 a. m. Good accommo-' dations on the road, improved line, good stock and comforta.ble stages, four-hoise coach every other day. W. E. Guild, agent, Florence. B. F. Kellner & Co., agents, Globe. C. C. HACKETT, Prop. Bowie Station and Thomas Stage Line, EAG1S BROS. Props. Carrying U. S. mail from Bowie Station via Solo monville to Ft. Thomas, connecting with stage for Globe. A daily line of stages is run be1 tween above points, connecting at Solomon ville with stage line for Clifton and Upper Gila at Bowie Station with the Southern Pacific rail road. HUGHES & GEHMG PROPS. P. R'y. I