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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN- SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, 1896. HAD BEGUN TO PROSPER. A Pathetically Humorous Story Told of a Cumberland Mountain Fanner. A writer in the Detroit Free Press tells a pathetically humorous story of a friend of his, Jack Negly, a Cumber land farmer. The writer had lent Jack a few dollars, with which to buy a pair of steers, and had received from hiro many visits of apology; for Jack was an honest man, and did not enjoy being in debt. He was a renter, and at least every other season he was occupying a dif ferent farm. By my advice, he had moved the year before into an entirely new field, a dozen miles from his usual haunts, and I had not seen him for teveral months. When I did see him, at last, it was by accident as business called me into his neighborhood. As I rode past his place he hailed me from the corn-field and came cut to the fence. "Hello," I exclaimed. "Is this your farm?" "Yes, and I jist come over to tell you, colonel, that I'll be ready to pay part of that claim uv your'n afore long." "You must be doing well?" "I think I'm doing fust-rate, and I'm powerful obleeged to you, colonel, fer headin' me this way." "I'm always glad to help, if I can." "I knowed that, colonel, and that's why I come away over here so fer frum borne. Hit's kinder strange to me, but ez long ez I'm doin' ez well ez I am I'm a-goin' to stand hit." , "Are you making' any money ?" Jim's face brightened perceptibly. ; "No, I ain't, colonel," he replied, hope fully; "but I'm losin' it slower'n I ever done in my life afore." It struck me as rather odd at first, but upon reflection I concluded that Jim might have reason for his hopefulness. V ANOTHER ICE PERIOD. A Predicted Result of Cutting the Isthmus of Panama. "The best scientific authorities pre dict dire effect's from the cutting of a canal through either the Isthmus of Panama or Tehuantepec. The late George E. Marsh said of this that 'a new ice period might be occasioned by the withdarwal of so important a source of warmth from the northern zones," nd Sir John Hersehel wrote: 'Were the Isthmus of Panama broken through there is no doubt that the whole climate of our island, (Great Britain) would un dergo a most notable deterioation.' The sum of $9,000,000 has been voted by the legislature of the state of !New York for improving the Erie canal sys tem; the Hennepin canal has had $1,- 200,000 spent on it, and work has stopped until new appropriations can be made. Matt Quay is using his influence for the construction of a ship canal from Pitts burgh to Lake Erie, to cost $16,000,000, and a ship canal from Philadelphia to New York, besides advocating the ex penditure of $50,000,000 in canalizing the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. One of the most stupendous of these engineering works is the Chicago drainage canal, now in progress, which is to cut the 'divide' which bars the way between Chicago and the Mississippi river. The distance is only 30 miles between Lake Michigan and the Hlinois river, and one can easily see the startling nature of a union of the 'great lakes' and the i ather of waters.' " . & HUNG, IN MIDAIR. The Perilous Plight of a Soldier in Chi nese Thibet. An amusing story is told of the Eng lish oilicer who determined to enter Chinese Thibet by stratagem He man aged to cross the frontier at night, and so escaped the guard. On the following day, however, while the officer was journeying deeper into Thibet, the Thibetan soldiers overtook him, and informed him that as the country was unsafe because of rob bers, they would go with him in order to protect him, to which arrangement the traveler was compelled to agree. In a few hours they came to a river, which was crossed by a rope bridge. The Thibetans passed over first, in or der to show that the bridge was safe, and then the official got into the noose and was pulled along by the Thibetans, Suddenly, however, they ceased pull ing, and left the Englishman hanging in midair above the rushing torrent.. In vain the officer shouted to the Thibetans to pull. They merely smoked and nodded their heads. The hours passed, and still the officer hung above the torrent. At last the Thibetans agreed to pull him back if he would leave Tibet immediately. This, of course, he was compelled to do, and took his departure from the forbidden land. RUINED BY A CONTRACT. An Iron Founder Undertakes Something Outside of His Line. The founder of the Vendome column in Paris met with financial ruin in his contract. The French government, when it decided to erect the notable column, entered into a contract with an iron founder, snys the Philadelphia Record. He knew nothing whatever of modeling or casting in bronze. The government agreed to supply him with cannon captured rr the Russians and Austrians during the campaign of 1S05, in quantities sufficient to found the monument. The contractor, know ing nothing of the phenomena which the fusion of bronze offers, found when two-thirds of the olumn was com pleted that he 1 " ' J up all his metal. ". . ;TKei Is no dhriding tine. . ipyyj DON'T FORGET for 5 cents you get almost as much "Battle Ax" as you do of other brands for 10 cents. DONT FORGET that "Battle Ax" is made of the best leaf grown, and the quality cannot be improved. DON'T FORGET, no matter how much you m m ' . f .4 4 4 are charged lor a small piece ot other brands, the chew is no better than " Battle Ax." DONT FORGET, "Economy is wealth," and vnti want all von can -et for vour monev. - Why pay 10 cents for other brands when you can get " Battle Ax" for 5 cents ? Sufficient bronze had been given him to complete the monument, and he was responsible for the entire amount. Finding himself face to face with bank ruptcy he melted up his scoriae and mixed the metal with cheap refuse which he purchased, and so completed the founding. The castings, however, were found to be so full of flaws that the work was stopped, and the founder ruined. The moldings of the different parts of the bas-relief were so badly executed that the chiselers who repaired the defects removed no less than 70 tons of bronze. They received for their labor 12,000, to which was added the 70 tons of bronze, which became their perquisites. The whole transaction was very, very French. Blights Matrimonial Prospects. In the reign of Louis XV. a solemn edict was passed in France to the follow ing effect: "Whosoever, by means of red and white paint, perfumes, essences, artificial teeth, false hair, cotton wool, iron corsets, hoops, shoes with high heels, or false hips, should seek to in duce into the bonds of marriage any male subject of his majesty shall be prosecuted for witchcraft and declared incapable of matrimony." Pure Food. and. .Drink. You are in Japan as far as tea goes if you drink Schillings Best. The Japanese drink only the best of tea ; they roast it just before using it ; they do not adulterate or color it. A Schilling & Company buy only the best of tea-leaves for Schillings Best; they roast it just before sending it to the grocer; it is not adulterated or colored. Schilling's Best is the only Japan tea, as the Japanese know tea. At your grocer's your money back if you want it. Also pure and money-backed: Schil ling's Best coffee, baking-powder, soda, spices, and flavoring extracts. A Schilling f Company San Francisco RBFUBLICAN LEAGUE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES. Officers C. M. Frazier,, president; Pierce iBvans, vice-president; Wade H. Hulings, second vice-president; T. A. Jobs, secretary; T. W. 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, l. N. Bell, Robert Hudson, C. W. Crouse, C. M. Sturges, D. M. Purman, Wm. Freeze, Lincoln Fowler, Chas. W. Pugh, N. A. Morf ord, T. J. Wolfley, F. A. Hartwell, M. H. Calderwood. L. J. wood, C. AL Frazier. Political meetings Thomas Fitch, M. H. McCord, Jos. . Kibbey. 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, I. 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. (Mints. Order of .business F. A. Hartwell, J. M. Damron, H. Goodman, C. H. Knapp. A. E. Hinton. Celebration and transportation Dr. Scott Helm, C. Eschman, C. J. Dyer, W. S. PIckrell, G. H. HonsaelL Ira P. smitn. Executive Jos. H. Kibbey, G. H. Honshell. Frank B. Moss, H. E. Kemp, M. E. Collins, A. J. Sampson. Organization Wobster 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. Protnero. 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 fibe electoral vote of the states as based upon the apportion ment act of Feb. 7, 1891 Alabama 11 Arkansas 8 California 9 Colorado 4 Connecticut ....6 Delaware 3 Nebraska 8 Nevada 3 New Hampshire...4 New Jersey ....10 New York 36 North Oaroliina...ll North Dakota ..3 Florida 4: Georgia Ohio 23 Idaho 3:Oregon 4 Illinois 24 Indiana 15 Iowa 13 Pennsylvania Rhode Island.... 4 South Carolina.. 9 Kansas 10,South Dakota ..4 Kentucky 13 Tennessee ....12 Louisiana 8 Maine 6 Texas 15 Utah 6 'Vermont 4 Maryland 8 Massachusetts ..15 Virginia 12 Michigan 14 Washington 4 Minnesota 9, West Virginia ..6 Mississippi ....9 Wisconsin ....12 Missouri 17iWyoming 3 Montana 3 Total 444; necessary for choice 223. ABSORBED BYTHi: CITY OF PHOENIX! Such is the Condition of the Churchill Addition. 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 huy two dollars worth of property. These lots are near the new elec tric car line which is now in operation. The 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 town and collect your rents. Terms, i cash i in one year, i in two years at 10 per cent interest. CLAEK CHUKCIILL 37-39 South Center St, Phoenix, Ariz.