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Arizona republican. [volume] (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1890-1930, August 23, 1896, Image 2

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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
"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.
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.' "
. &
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
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. .
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
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.
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
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.
Reception Jerry Millay, W. A. Han
cock, C. W. Johnstone, C. W. Crouse,
R. A. Lewis, J. D. Monihon, H. Good
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.
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
Programme C. M. Frazier, C. W.
Pugh, J. A. Kilroy, C. W. Crouse, L. B.
. 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 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
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.
Such is the
Condition of the
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
37-39 South Center St, Phoenix, Ariz.

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