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THE ARIZONA IIEPUBLICAN: THURSDAY MOKNIKG, MAY 23, 1692. THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. IH!I,T 4MDWEEKIY. MEMSEK OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. OFFICIAL CITY PAPER. PUBLISHED BY TflS AMI REPUBLICAN COMPANY. BOARD OF DIRECTORS : Lewis Wolfley, Clark Churchill, J. A. Black, T. J. Wolfley, Edward Butt, Jr. Entered at the postoffice at Phoenix, Arizona, As mail matter of the second clabs. Publication Office: 18 North First Avenue, Fleming Block. Telephone No. 47. OTIIi MOTTO: Si lliFpl 16 TO l. STAND DP FOE A101. PHOSNIX. MAT 83, 1895. THEN AND NOW. In 1825. in debating the Oregon ques tion, Senator Benton made use of the following language : "The ridge of the Rocky monntains may be named as a convenient and everlasting boundary. Along the ridge the western limits of the republic should be drawn and the statue of the fabled god Terminus should be erected on its highest peak, never to be thrown down." The great Missourian was rightly re garded as one of the most progressive statesmen of his day, and it is almost impossible to believe that he should have S3 utterly failed to comprehend the deatiny of the republic. It shows bow difficult it is for anyone to fore Cist the future, and it should serve as an admonition to these who are always insisting that the limit oi development has been reached. Thomas H. Benton would have been a vigorous supporter of an American government in Oregon if he had real ized that the country was soon to be peopled by a busy population of Amer icans. If the Americans had already been there he would not have turned his back upon them, but would have declared that the Stars and Stripes Ehould wave in undisputed authority wherever American enterprise and American institutions predominated. Kow we have statesmen who believe in setting boundaries to the republic by which established Ameiican commu nities ehail be shut out. Hawaii is re lative much nearer Washington than Oregon was in 1825. American in terests predominate there, and the is land republic is clamoring for admis sion to the Union, but their appeal falls upon deaf ears in the piaces of power in our National capital. Before the days of the railroad and telegraph, and before American settlement had reach ed the Pacific, there was some ground for Benton's plan to establish the rule of Terminus Gn the ridge of the Rocky mountains; but there is no reason now for denying the privilege of citizenship to an American colony off our western coast. ARIZONA'S EARLY FRUIT. The San Francisco Chronicle says: "Last Friday the Arizona Improvement Company laid down in Chicago the first ripe apricots of the season in the United States. They came from the Salt River valley, Arizona. It is estimated that Arizona will send to the east fifty car loads of apricots within the next few weeks. '" "For a territory which, only a short time ago, was known chiefly for its wealth of cactus plants of all varieties, horned-toads, Gila monsters and Apa che Indians, this is a magnificent horti cultural showing. It demonstrates what scientific irrigation can do, .even in a country seemingly hopeless. The Bait River valley is by no means the only fruit-growing region of Arizona, but it is more prominent than some other sections, and therefore may be taken as illustrative of the horticultural possibilities of the territory. "So far as early fruits are concerned it seems that Arizona will possess an advantage ever all the rest of the Paci fic coast unites it shall be a few special ly favored portions of California. Ly ing further to the south than this state, and with its open and widespread val leys drinking in every ray of sunshine from a cloudless sky, all that is needed to make fruit come to perfection early in the season is abundant, though judi cious, irrigation, and that problem Ari zona seems to have solved in a great measure. There have been costly and unsuccessful experiments tried, but that is the history of every enterprise, and it would seem now that the people of Arizona have nad the wit to profit by their earlv mistakes acd blunders. "We can see nothing in the way of the advancement of Arizona as a great fruit growing country. Certainly the fruit which has been sent to San Fran cisco .from that territory, and early fruit especially, leaves nothing to be de sired in the way of appearance or quality. No one need be surprised if within a short time Arizona shall be come the chief source ol supply for the earlieet fruit to all th3 great markets of the ea3t." RIDICULE DON'T GO. The advocates of "sound money" ire expending much time and money in trying to refute the arguments and statements of fact contained in W. H. Harvey's little book called "Coin's Financial School." Every man who can bring forward anything in the way of ridicule of the book, and those who believe in its teachings finds a ready market for his wares. These gentlemen would prob ably make more progress in arresting the "silver craze" if they would Bhow the people how they are to be benefitted by a continuance of the gold standard. Let them show the people that the gold standard will restore prosperity, start the eilent factories, open the closed mines, employ the millions of idle laborers and put food in the mouths of the Btarving people and no more will be heard of the silver agitation. Just now the people are convinced that the restoration of silver will do some of this things. They are sure it cannot make matters any worse. The experience they have had under the gold standard has not been such as to inspire confidence in it or to create a desire for its continuation. The hirelings of the gold bugs must give the people something more than ridicule if they would convert them. The Republican's opinion concern ing the city printing is this: When the Republicans elect a majority of the city council a Republican paper is en titled to the printing. When the Dem ocrats elect a majority of the city coun cil a Democratic paper ehould have it, and when the Mugwumps obtain con trol of the council, then a Mugwump paper should be their organ and have what little patronage they have to give. One thing is certain, the alderman of either party who fails to stand by his party paper will have to look else where for support in the future. Senatos Allison has more wisdom than some of the gold bugs. He has discovered that he hasn't time to discuss the silver question just row. The masses have come to the con elution that they would rather have a fifty-cent dollar than no dollar at all. Will the new woman smoke? And if so, what method of match striking will she employ? COCONINO COUNTY, Seven Convictions in Criminal Court. the WorK on the Now Court Housa Rapidly Progressing Another Lumber Firm Organized. From the Flagstaff Democrat. Mrs. . E. Ellinwood left for a visit with relatives in Ohio Saturday. Mr. Ellinwood accompanied her to Albu querque, and thence went to Phoenix. District Attorney Jones made a very creditable record during the term of court just closed. Out of ten criminal cases he secured seven convictions. There were two aequitals and one dis agreement. Work on the court house is progres sing rapidly, and the structure promises to be a handsome one. The walls of the second story are now up, and it is ex pected that the building will be ready for occupancy during July. We learn that Messrs. B. N. Freeman, E. F. Greenlaw and John Donovan are contemplating the organization of an other lumber company here, and the removal of the Challender saw mills to this point. Surely Flagstaff is coming to the front in great style this spring. COST COST "1 Not a Special Sale. Not a Reduction Sale. Not a Bankrupt Sale. Not an Overstocked Sale, "'BUT A Genuine forced closing out Sale towind up the business and Let the proprietor out of the country, Everything at cost. Kid Gloves worth $1.75 and $2, Selling for 81 1.50 Laces, and Embroidery 'Selling at Half-Price. GEORGE T, JOHNSTON COST COST 4 : Spanish Language.: The increasing demand for the serv- ices of those who speak both English and Spanish in the United States, Mexi- Co and South America, should prompt the study of Spanish under a competent a T instruction. Call for particulars at Irvine H JJOOK OLUre Vi aumcsB 1 Senor Jose Mauro De Llain, X Late of the City of Mexico. TT1 "TTTTVTT1 nr m m iJJJOWIllCl kJ L 35-37 E. WASHINGTON. - t THE CIRCULATING LIBRARY JL AND KBADING BOOM, in the Lewis block over Dorris' store is in charge of Miss Bediuger and oners an opportunity to all to read the standard and latest publications at a slight ex- pense. Terms 50 cents a Month. $ IP YOD pay $2 for a shoi, don't ex pect it to give you ?3 worth of wear and comfort. It Won't Do It. IF YOO insist on buying a misnt, don't blame your dealer for your pains. He'll Object. IF YOU want the best shoes that mouey can buy, backed by a positive guarantee, TEY" X UNDERWEAR 1 Silk, Linen .AND Cotton, t THE HAl'XiCJR. ! GREENE Rambler Bicycle x X Given Away July 4. TheTribolef-iudgeleafGo The Only Cold Air Storage In Arizona. Pork,-Laid and Hams, A Specialty. Wholesale and Eetail Dealers in all kinds of Fresh, Saltedand Corned Meats, Poultry, Game and Fresh Fish. Washington Street, Opposite City Hall. 1 mm How to Keep Cool. Have a Gasoline Stove in Your Kitchen. X An Iceland Refrigerator on the Porch. A White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer. A Granite Garden Hose. If these do not keep you comfortable, call for further particulars on THE HENRY E, KEMP CO., AMMUNITION.