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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN- FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 1896. GENESIS OF A "CRANK.1 The Effect of Large Ideas Cpon Small Minds. One of the most interesting of psy chological studies, says the Century, is the effect of a large idea upon a small mind. A large idea entering a large mind balances and dignifies it; its ef fect upon a small mind is often com pletely upsetting. The man becomes intellectually tcp-heavy and unsteady. When one becomes observant of this phenomenon he finds much to amuse and. again much to deplore, i He is amused, for instance, to notice the re sult of this overloading throughout a long career. Where a subject is thus acted upon by a succession of ideas, each embodying an important truth w hich the man is incapable of carrying, his receptivity to impression proves to be his bane. The sudden realization for the first time of a fundamental prin ciple makes a monomaniac of him. An other sudden realization of still another fundamental principle and he is spin ning off at a new tangent. . But there are times when this effect of large ideas upon little minds is most mischievous and deplorable. Thus i3 bred the race of incurable cranks in philosophy, theology, art and politics. The word "crank" ha been maliciously misused for purposes of cynical ridi cule, but it is too descriptive a name to be set aside. The congenial crank is always started on his career of in utility by this application of a big idea to a small brain. The most tiring thing about him is his self-complacency, owing to his knowledge of the fact that better men have been mis called by his own accurately descriptive cognomen.. . ...j... PAID ONE AT A TIME. Pennies Not Legal Tender in Amounts of More Than Twenty-Five Cents. There is a postmaster in a little town not far distant, who is noted for the amount of authority he is inclined to fkhow in trivial matters. A short time ago, says the Mount Morris (Mich.) Union, a business man of the place ap peared before the stamp window of the office and demanded 300 one-cent stamps, for which he laid down an equal number of pennies. Here was a good chance for the authoritative gentleman, dnd with a view of teaching his impor tance, he picked 25 pennies from the heap, handed out 25 stamps and shoved the rest of the money to the would-be buyer with the remark that pennies were not legal tender there in amounts of more than 25 cents. Expostulation was in vain, the post master cited the law in the case and that seemed to settle it. With a malicious gleam in his eye the buyer swept the re-, maining pennies into his pocket and mildly inquired : "I suppose I can get a one-cent stamp here for a penny, can't I?" "Certainly," bu.u vne man at the window. "Then give me a one-cent stamp," said the other laying down the money. It was hymned to him, and he demanded another and another after that. ' Several peopie nad come in in the , meantime, and were impatiently wait ing their turn at me window, but the obdurate buyer jicpi, on gravely buying one-cent stamps on "the installment plan. Seeing determination in the face of the other, the postmaster offered to arbitrate, but it was of no avail. He continued to buy as long as his money lasted, and triumphantly departed amidst the approving smiles of the crowd. AFTER THE ARMADA.. The Combination of Trade and Private War Under Elizabeth. The defeat of the Armada inspired England with energy and hope. Our people, says Blackwood's Magazine, be came busy traders. Flemish traders had been ruined by war, Flemish refu gees had flocked into England, and Antwerp, the great port for new world commerce, had been sacked and taketn. England succeeded to the trade of which the Dutch had "been deprived. Beyond the ocean lay a vast world of wealth, of which Spain, united with Portugal, claimed the monopoly, thereby exclud ing English commerce from the larger half of the planet. Systematic vio lence that is, the combination of trade with private war was the only mode in which this monopoly could be at tacked. Elizabeth connived at this covert mar itime war both before and after the Armada, and thestrugglesbetween Eng lish, traders and Spanish monopolists were far too numerous and important to admit of peace between the two gov ernments. It was this spirit of com mercial adventure, whether it be called piracy or a heroic attempt to rescue the new world from the inquisition and give it back to the free use of the human race, which was the first step in the de velopment of three colossal growths British trade, British empire, the Brit , ish navy. i Snowballs Rolled by the Wind. Passengers on the Flint Eiver divi sion of the Flint & Pere Marquette rai! road who came to Flint, Mich-., recently reported observing a strange phenom enon in large, level fields not far from the city, says the Chic.-igo Tribune. Hundreds of snowballs, some of them of colossal size, have been rolled to gether, it is thought, by the action of the wind. The fields were covered with them, and nature accomplished in one night what it would take a large force of boys several days to do. waiaiaiaaiaiiiiiiaiaiaiaiiaaiii " Cut Down Expenses." m m M m A woman knows what a bargain really is. She knows better than a man. "BATTLE AX "is selected every time by wives who buy tobacco for their hus bands. They select it because it is an honest bargain. It is the biggest in size, the smallest in price, and the best in aualitv. , - X : g g The 5 cent piece is almost as large as the Q B JO cent piece of other high grade brands. H ABSORBED What the Czar Wuutrd. The first mot of the new czar was de livered upon the occasion of M. de Giers' official visit to the emperor, who received him with the greatest dem onstration of friendship, at the same time expressing the hope that notwith standing M. de Giers' reported wish to retire from office he would still con tinue to work with him for many years. "But, your majesty, it is scarcely pos sible; look at my feet, they will hardly carry me." The czar replied: "I am very sorry for you; but as far as I am concerned, I do not want your feet, I want your head." Pure food, and Irinlc . Whiskey takes rough hold of you ; com mands your faculties to do what they are not fit to, do, or what is degrading to them; makes you think you're happy, when you're only excited-; lies to you ; cheats you. Inspiring tea takes you gently and firmly by the hand; shows you what you yourself can do what is in you ; gives you heart A whip-lash and a kind word are both stimulating; but one is for brutes and the ofher is foremen no; it is doubtful whether the whip ought ever to be used. The finest tea is Schilling's Best money-back tea. Also pure and money-backed: Schil ling's Best coffee, baking-powder, soda, spices, and flavoring extracts. A Schilling & Company San Francisco HOITT'S SCHOOL FOR BOYS. Accredited at the State and Stanford C ni versities. A first elass Home School, pre paring boss tor an; university or ior business. Careful supervision, thorough moral, mental and physical training. Sixth year beeins Aug ust 4'h. Send ior catalogue. IRA. G. HOITT, Ph. D., Master, Kurlingame, San Mateo Co.. California. RBFUBLICAN LEAGUE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES. Officers !. M. Frazier. president; Pierce Evans, vice-president; Wade H. Hulings, second vice-president; T. A. Jobs, secretary; T. iW. Hine, treasurer. Board of directors Pierce Evans, chairman; Thos. D. Molloy, secretary; J. M. Ford, treasurer; A. J. Sampson, J. B. Early, J. A. Kilroy, Jerry Millay, I. N. Bell, Robert Hudson, C. W. Crouse, C. M. Sturges, D. M. Purman, Wm. Freeze, Lincoln Fowler, Chas. W. Pugh, N. A. Morford, T. J. Wolfley, F. A. Harwell, M. H. Calderwood. L. J. Wood, C. M. Frazier. Political meetings Thomas Fitch, M. H. McCord, Jos. . Kibbey. r Correspondence T. J. Wolfley, J. B. Early, J. A. Kilroy. Primaries Pierce Evans, ' D. M. Purman, C. M. Frazier, T. J. Wolfley, W. H. Stillwell, Lincoln Fowler, L N. Bell. Reception Jerry Millay, W. A. Han cock, C. W. Johnstone, C. W. Crouse, R. A. Lewis, J.'D. Monihon, H. Good man. Printing N. A. Morford, C. W. Pugh, C. M. Sturges. Naturalization C. W. Crouse, J. L. Gant, Wm. Webster, Robert Black, Geo. A. Mintz. Order of business F. A. Hartwell, J. M. Damron, H. Goodman, C. H. Knapp. A. E. Hlnton. Celebration and transportation Dr. Scott Helm, C. Eschman, C. J. Dyer, W. S. PickreU, G. H. HoashelL Ira P. Smith, Executive Jos. H. Kibbey, G. H. HonsheH, Frank B. Moss, H. E. Kemp, M. E. Collins, A. J. Sampson. Organization Webster Street, L. H. Goodrich, J. B. Early, H. B. St. Claire, Jerry Millay. Registration L. J. Wood, F. A. Hartwell, A, J. Porterie, Robert Hud son, Wm. Widmer, T. A. Jobs, Wm. Buck, F. Prothero. Finance J. M. Ford, Wm. Christy, Geo. Hoadley, T. W. Hine, Lincoln Fowler. Programme C. M. Frazier, C. W. Pugh. J. A. Kilroy, C. W. Crouse, L. B. Hayes. Enrollment of membership M. H. Calderwood, T. H. Molloy, L. J. Wood, W. H. Ward, M. A. Heissman. Political education A, J. Sampson, Thos. Armstrong, Jr., H. C. Magne, W. H. Hulings, Walter Bennett. THE ELECTORAL VOTE. The following Is tbe electoral vote of the states as based upon the apportion ment act of Feb. 7, 1891: Alabama lljNebraska 3 Arkansas 8! Nevada 3 California 9New Hampshire...4 Colorado 4;New Jersey 10 Connecticut ....6,New York 36 Delaware SiNorth Carolina...!! Florida 4! North .Dakota ..3 Georgia 13 Ohio 23 Idaho 3; Oregon 4 uimois 24 Indiana 15 Iowa 13 Kansas 10! Kentucky 13 ' Louisiana 8' Maine 6j' Maryland 8' Massachusetts ..15!' Michigan 14' Minnesota 9' Mississippi ....9 Missouri 17' Montana 3 Total 444; necessary for choice 223. BY THE CITY 03? PHCENIX! Such is the Condition of the Churchill Addition Pennsylvania ..32 Rhode Island.... 4 South Carolina.. 9 South Dakota ..4 Tennessee ....12 Texas 15 Utah 6 'Vermont 4 Virginia 12 Washington ....4 West Virginia ..6 Wisconsin ....12 Wyoming 3 But, notwithstanding they are now in th city itself, there are a few lots for sale yet at prices corresponding with the "Sound Money Doctrine" of President Cleveland and his cuckoos, which means that kind of a dollar which will buy two dollars worth of property. These lots are near the new eleC trif oav lino nrhiiVh ic nrvnr in Anorof ivri TTio vx.iv vx miv IIU1VU AO uv TT AAA UpWUIlUUl J.AAC. lots are in the city and their occupants do not need to ride into town, but the presence of electric street cars is popular and adds market value to the property. Inside of five years this will be business property Buy a lot now for a residence and when business crowds you out the rents will sup port you in a house outside in some addition where you can keep a horse and drive into a. 1 1 1 . j j m -i i town ana collect your rents, xerms, f casn i in one year, i in two years at 10 per cent interest. CIAEE CHURCHILL 37-39 South Center St., PhceDix, Ariz.