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THE AK1Z0NA REPUBLICAN: THURSDAY? MOKNING, MAY 9, 1895. B ank P nntin ook Printing! Society P The Cheapest! The Finest! The Quickest! -A.T- The Republican Fleming New Stock! New Typel Best Workmen! SATISFACTION A Specialty of Pamphlet Work, Lodge Pro ceedings, Catalogues and Briefs. DO YOU WANT Letter Heads? Envelopes? Bill Heads? Statements? Tags? Meal Tickets? Business Cards? Circulars? WE PRINT THEM Orders by mail receive prompt attention. Samples and prices submitted. he Arizona Republican Go., 18 North First Avenue, Fleming Block, - tinting! lommercial Printing! Job Department, Block. GUARANTEED HOW ABOUT Ball Programs? Wedding Invitations? Wedding Cards? Party Invitations? Calling Cards? We turn out the latest and most exquisite styles. ! - Phoenix, Arizona. BAD BLIZZAKDS. Some of the Terrors of the West ern Prairie Snowstorms. The Settler's Cabin a Poor Refuge from the Icy Blasts Appalling losses Among the Herds and Flocks of the Plains. The blizzard, as the plain man's ver nacular designates the . prairie snow storm, is utterly incomprehensible to one who has not experienced it. Gen erated in the great storm-breeding re gions of barren British America, and swept on arctic blasts along the vast level reaches that stretch eastward from the Rocky mountains, with no forest to break its force, it becomes a demon of the air, second only to the tornado or cyclone in destructiveness. The moisture is ground as between millstones, hurled with bullet-like en ergy over hundreds of miles of level plain, and finally transformed into yeasty sleet by the softening effects of lower latitudes, falls in bleak siiowers on the ranges of Texas and No-Marrs-Land. Lack of cheap building material and the brevity of the winter season on the prairies contribute to make the settler's eabin a poor refuge. When the blizzard comes every resource o fuel is hus banded, and it is faced with a grim de termination to see it through, says the Detroit Free Press. But not all are prepared even so well as the settler. Occasionally a belated emigrant, en route either to a chosen claim 'on the frontier or toward the pleasantly remembered east, where he hopes to find old friends and helpers, is caught by the blast. He may have a tiny stove inside the canvas-topped prairie schooner, but its heat can doi little against the power of the storm. Sheltered by the low bluff of some ra vine or water course he may weather the dragging hours of suffering, but the ! chances are that team and driver will be found a ghastly monument to the storm king's strength. The farmer who has hurried ten or fifteen miles to the nearest village to secure supplies for the impending vis itation is often overtaken before reach ing his waiting family and perishes on the road, for no matter how well he knows the path, when the blizzard rages his way is as that of the mariner without a compass. At the prairie schoolhouses, where the settlers' children are gathered from a territory covering many miles in every direction, the blizzard brings terror to the pupils as well as to their parents. Eeseue is impossible until the lull comes, and awful possibilities lurk in the bosom of the storm. A Dakota schoolmistress last winter failed to dis miss her scholars in time for them to reach home, and found herself and vhem prisoners from a blizzard's ap proach. A night and a day at least were before her, during which her lit tle charges must be protected. Deliber ately she apportioned the food remain ing in the dinner pails, divided the larger boys into squads and put the younger pupils to sleep on the benches. Then through the bitter night she sang, declaimed, told stories, invented games, and kept the frightened children amused and cheered as best she could. The following day passed much the same, but still no abatement of the storm nor any rescue. The second night was dreary indeed. The children cried themselves to sleep, hungry and cold. With her own hands the teacher broke up desks and black board to feed the voracious stove. With the morning came a shout at the door as the settlers shoveled away the snow, and then the plucky girl to whom the children owed their lives showed her womanliness and fainted. The loss among stock on the plains by each blizzard is appalling. There is less exposure of herds and flocks now than in earlier times, yet every season causes the destruction of thousands of head of cattle and sheep on the ranges and in the unsheltered corrals. Sev eral years ago, during the height of the Texas cattle trade, a blizzard in west ern Kansas early in December de stroyed more than half of 300,000 cattle that were being herded on the open prairie. At one railway station after the storm, 35,000 hides were shipped; at another, 20,000. One ranchman found but 225 head alive out of 7,500 that had been grazing before the catas trophe. Several hundred ponies and a score of herders also perished. The blizzard is a permanent feature of the prairie winter. Nothing but a decided climatic revolution can secure to the great trans-Mississippi region immunity from its death-bearing pres ence. Better preparations are yearly being made to withstand its rury, and to protect more generously the dumb animals who suffer equally with then masters. The signal service is render ing aid in warning communities reached bv telegraph of the storm s approach, while the settlers, taught by bitter ex perience, take with each season better precautions, and provide more intelli gently for their time of need, which is sure to come. But with all man's care and defense, the blizzard remains unconquered. It is cruel, relentless and unmerciful as some Norse god, from whose kingdom it comes. It is one of the west's pos sessions which is wholly and irredeem ably detestable. In its forefront is ap prehension; at its height, terror; in its wake, desolation and suffering some times death. MACHINE SHOP. iapital Machine Shops Madison St. Bet. Are prepared to do all kinds oi Pipe Fitting, f Farm Machinery. We have recently operjed the finest equipped shop in the territory, and during the spring months will make the repairing of threshers and farm machinery a specialty. Separator Cylinders Skillfully Balanced. Sickles Ground and Repaired. E. E. E. E. Lincoln. M. 8. Webb. GBOCEBIEH. Tie mm 41 West Washington St., MEAT J. A. LUTGERDING & CO. Fresh and Salt Meats. MUTTON, POKE, TEAL AND POULTEY. ' III Our Meats Thoroughly Refrigerated Before Being Sent Oat to Customers. Superior Corned Beef , Fresh Sausage, Head Cheese and Bologna. Orders Called For and Delivered. 142 West Washington Street. Postofflce Building. FOUNDRY. FOUNDRY. THE STANDARD IRON WORKS Southeast of Capitol Grounds. P. O. Box 458. Tel. 57. HOGH AJSD INVESTMENTS. JIIIIOXS OF DOILIES Are lost every year in risky and foolish investments. Put your money in lots in Churchill Addition and make 25 per cent. No risk. Easy terms. CLARK CHURCHILL, Office Commercial Hottl Block. "EL PASO ROUTE" Texas and Pacific The Great Popular Route Between Short line to NEW ORLEANS, KAN8ASCITT CHICAGO. ST. LOUIS, NEW YORK and WASHINGTON . Favorite line to the north, east and southeast. PULL MAN BUFFET SLEEPING CABS and solid trains from El Paso to Dallas, Fort Worth, New Orleans, Memphis and St. Louii, FAST TIME AND SURE CONNECTIONS. fW"3ee that your tickets read Texas and Pacific Railway. For maps, time tables, ticket rates and all required information, call on oi address any of the ticket agents. B. F. DARBYSHIRE, Ben. Agt El Paso, Texai GASTON MESLIER, Gen Pass, and Ticket Azt Dallas, Tex. Center and First Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. if l i n 'i m i Mine and Doner oik. LINCOLN & CO. -Wholesale and Eetail- er Grocery Co. Grroceries, Crockery, Queensware, Stoneware. and Glassware. FRESH GOODS RECEIVED DAILY. PHCENIX, ARIZ. market. CHICKENS. MONT. BAUGH, Breeder of REGISTERED POLAND-CHINA HOGS Toong Stock For Sale at All Times. Also Barred Plymouth Rock rUTPlTI'lirC and Brown Leghorn - - . tnivjvliflu. EGGS $1 PER SETTING. Ranch 2 Miles West of Glendale. Gila Valley, Globe & Northern R. R. Co. TIME CABJ) NO. 4,. October 20, 18M. at 1a.m. Between Bowie and Pima. Miles STATIONS. Miles from Bet. No I Bowie Sta'ns No 2 A. M. (Mountain Time.) p. H. 10:00 Lv. Bowie Ar. 5:60 10:51 17.3 Bailfy's Wells 17.3 4-59 11:15 25.4 Bail N. Ranch 8.1 4:35 11:55 84.8 golomonville 9.4 4:05 12:20 39.5 SafFord 4.7 3:40 12:34 42.7 Thatcher 3.2 3il6 12:42 45.2 Central 2.5 3:08 12:60 47.8 Ar. Pima Lt. 2.6 3:00 P-M. p. M. Train No. 1 connects with Southern Pacific train No. 19, eastbound, passing Bowie Junc tion at 7:50 a. 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 vary this schedule as circumstances may require. WM. GARLAND, President. THE OCCIDENTAL HOTEL is the only ftret class house in Tucson to s'op at. Best of accommodations and treatment. LEVIN & UBQUIDES, Pros.