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THE AKIZONA REPUBLICAN- SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 12, 1896. MODERN EPISTLES. ABSOR The highest ckim for other Difference Between Letter Writing Fast and Present. tobaccos is "Just as good as Durham." Every old smoker OonelaeneM and Brevity Now the Bole, Kbtnu In Time Gone By Peo- pie 'Wrote More for knows there is none just as good as Fotterltr. x BED Afew- I xl The letter writine oi to-day bears lit tle or tio resemblance to letter writing tf other days, and Mr. Andrew Lang in an interesting paper in the Illus trated London News discourses on the letter writers of the past, and says that "the lack of good letters in modern life" is not so much from the "lack of writers" as from the '"lack of readers," and a long letter, say from Australia, is perhaps never read at all, and that we have become so frivolous "a man as far away as Samoa will write a note as if to a friend in the next street." The pace at which we live, the rush and hurry of each day, are answerable in a measure for this change in our style of correspondence; but, above all, is it not the result of the flood of jour jialism which sweeps all before it? The "letter writers of the past wrote for pos terity, it is true, but also to keep their friends in touch with the topics of the day, political and social, says London Queen. Our newspapers do this for us to the fullest extent, and only the most private matters remain for the letter writer to record, matters of so private a nature that were such letters given to posterity a discreet editor, would at once erase these confidences from his MS. The letter writer of to day, unlike his predecessor, does not confide his experiences whatever form they may have taken to his friend and correspondent; and if he has anything worth saying on any particular subject he rushes into print forthwith, into the pages of one or other of the many mag azines, or into the daily or weekly newspapers.. Women are not one whit behind men in this respect, and news paper and magazine readers are the re cipients of their confidences, and what they have seen and done becomes at once public property. The admirable diction, the vigorous English, the polished periods, the tell ing epigrams in the careful and well-thought-out essays of the day are not to be found as heretofore in private correspondence, but in magazine and journalistic literature. Mr. Lang re marks that the "fear or hope" of hav ing their letters published "inspired many of the old eminent hands" to do their best for fame and posterity, as well as for their correspondents. Miss Austen "kept her wit for the world," and gave "flat gossip" to the "worthy, dull ladies" with whom sbe corre sponded. Of "literary letters none ex cel Shelly's." Scott's are simply "nat ural, business-like and unpretentious;" Thackeray, "though he lived in our Tailway days," and "should have writ ten few letters," yet for "tone, style, wit and loving kindness" his are among the best in the world. The points in the notes of the day which have superseded letters are con ciseness and brevity, to write without preamble of any kind and to go to the root of the matter at once. Formerly, if anything in the way of a request was made, a suggestion as regards a plan to do something, or any one of the thou- sancl social trifles that fill up leisure and life, it required a lead of some lines to introduce it, and oftener than not an apology also. But now almost tel egraphic conciseness is the mode adopted, and aught else would read out of date; in truth, telegrams have not a little to do in forming the present form of letter writing, and have taught economy in the use of words. It may be said that the letters of to-day are the direct antithesis of those of yore. Then too many subjects could not be broached and commented upon; now the reverse is the rule, and to keep to one subject only, and that in the iewest words, is what society affects, lience the brief notes we all receive and write; yet, brief as they are, a clever -man or a talented woman conveys in a sentence or two the gist of the whole matter, epigrammatical in neatness and subtly humorous a compensation small in its way, perhaps, for the lengthy epistles of the past, but all this worka day world has time either to write or to read. Won't Work Tbere. " ' It is an odd fact that the telegraph lines will not work through the Hoosac tunnel. Messages have to be sent on wires strung on poles over the top of the mountains, fully nine miles, and that is the way ingoing and outcoming passenger and freight trains are her alded to the keepers of the two tunnel approaches. In order to maintain 1his overland mountain line a swath of woodland has to be kept clear of trees and bushes directly up the steep moun tain side. There are supposed to be magnetic ores inside the mountain. ' Dusky Politeness. A story of the colored man's fondness fr good words is furnished by the New York Tribune. It is well up to date, and is about a venerable Philadelphia butler: He was helping a visitor to put on her walking jacket the other day, and 6eeing her struggling to "push in her rebellious big sleeves, he said, in his most respectful manner: "P'r'aps you will hab de goodness to allow me to suppress dem puffs, aedam." v am oiling Macco You will find one coupon inside each two ounce bag, and two cou pons inside each tour ounce bag of Blackwell's Durham. Buy a bag of this cele brated tobacco and read the coupon which gives a list of valuable presents and how to get them. j MONKEY LIGHTS MATCHES. But Has Not the Intelligence to Kindle a Fire with Them. No creature but man has ever made use of fire. An African traveler, indeed, has told a story of apes making a thiev ing raid on a camp of natives, and car rying torches to light their way; but this story lacks proof, and is not ac cepted as true by zoologists. There is, however, says the Youth's Companion, in the Philadelphia zoologi cal garden a monkey who has learned to scratch matches perfectly well. This aceomplishcent he is willing to exhibit on any occasion. He has learned to hold the match by-its middle part, so that his fingers are not burned by being too near the Came, and so that the match will not break by being held too near the other end. This fact involves another, that he is aware which end has the sulphur, and does not attempt to scratch the uiiial- j phured end. lie has furthermore j learned that a rough surface is better to scratch the match on than a smooth one, and his care in looking for t,hf rnno-' i places is very diverting.. But with all these intelligences, the monkey has no notion of kindling an other fire with the one that he has caused by the friction of the match. He simply lets the match burn out, and if he lights another, does it for the pleas ure of seeing it burn. This monkey's keepers, and the men of science who are experimenting with his intelligence, hope to communicate to him eventually an idea of fire making and using; but from the moment they succeed in doing so if they ever do suc ceed it will be necessary to keep matches out of his reach. the round trip, on excursion days, which will be every Saturday during the summer. Here is an opportunity for Phoenix business men to send their families to Prescott where they will escape the heat in the valley, then visit them every Sunday. Prescott climate during the summer is, delightful, the nights being always cool enough to enable one to secure re freshing sleep. Many people rent tents and camp out among the pines, whit a makes the expense of living very small. Desirable camping grounds can he found within a radius of one mile from Prescott. For fur ther information write or call on E. W. Gillett, acting general agent, Phoe nix, Ariz. SUMMER EXCURSIONS. For copy of illustrated excursion folder issued by the Vandalia-Pennsyl-vania, address A. B. Ritchie,, Box 427, El Paso. Tex. Effect of Tree Destruction. The influence of forests in protecting the water supply is well illustrated in the case of Greece. In ancient days she possessed 7,500,000 acres of forest. To day she has hardly 2,000,000 acres, and the scarcity of water and other injuri ous climatic effects are traceable to the destruction of the trees. f Icelanders Like Snuff. In Iceland the natives are very fond of snuff. It is made into bars after the manner of plug tobacco and sold in that shape. The Icelander allows the nail of his right thumb to grow long, and when he wants to use snuff he scratches it off the bar with the nail onto the back of his left hand and then applies it to his nose. Pure Food ami JJrlnlt . What is money-back tea ? What is money-back any thing ? Something that the seller thinks so well of that he is willing- to have it stand on its own legs, This Is Yonr Opportunity. On receipt of ten cents, cash or stamps, a generous sample will be mailed of the most popular Catarrh and Hay Fever Cure (Ely's Cream Balm) sufficient to demon strate the great merits of the remedy. ELY BEOTHEBS, 56 Warren St.. New York City. Uev. JohnEeid, Jr., of Great Falls, Mont., recommended Ely's Cream Balm to me. I can emphasize his statement, "It is a posi tive cure for catarrh if used as directed." Eev. Francis W. Poole, Pastor Central Pres. Church, Helena, Mont. . Ely's Cream Balm is the acknowledged cure for catarrh and contains no mercury nor any injurious drug. Price, 50 cents. EXCURSIONS TO PRESCOTT. Since the inauguration of the new and unexcelled passenger train service on the S. F., P. & P. railway, you can go to Prescott on Saturdays, leaving here at 9:15 a. m. and return on Mon day at 6:30 a. m. or 4:10 p. m., mount ain time. The fare is only $8:20 for REPUBLICAN LEAGUE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES. Officers C. M. Frazier, president; Pierce Evans, 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. Kllroy, Jerry Millay, I. N. Bell, Robert Hudson, C. W. Crouse, C. M. Sturges, D. M. Pur man, Wm. Freeze, Lincoln Fowler, Chas. W. Pugh, N. A. Morford, T. J. Wolfley, F. A. Hartwell, M. H. Calderwood. L. J. Wood, C. M. Frazier. Political meetings Thomas Fitch, M. H. McCord, Jos. . Kifcbey. 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 3. W. Crouse, J. I Gant, Wm. Webster, Robert Black, Geo. A. fitintz. Order of business F. A. Hart well, J. M. Damron, H. Goodman, C. H. Knapp. A. E. Hlnton. Celebration and transportajtion Dr. Scott .Helm, C. Eschman, C. J. Dyer, W. S. Pickrell, G. H. Honshell. Ira P. Smith. Executive Jos. H. Klbbey, G. H. Honshell, 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. 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 TOTE. The following is tfti electoral vote of the states as based apon the apportion ment act of Feb. 7, 181 : Nebraska 8 Nevada 3 New Hampshire.. New Jersey ....10 New York 36 North Carolina...!! North Dakota ..3 Ohio 23 Oregon 4 Alabama 11 Arkansas ...... 8 California 9 Colorado 4 Connecticut ....6 Delaware ......3 Florida 4 Georgia ..13 Idaho 3 Illinois 24 Indiana 15 Iowa 13 Kansas 10 Kentucky 13 Louisiana 8 Maine 6 Maryland 8 Massachusetts :.15 Michigan 14 Minnesota 9: Mississippi ....9 Missouri 17l Montana ......3 Total, 447; necessary for choice, 224, Pennsylvania Rhode Island.. South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia 12 Washington ....4 West Virginia ..6 Wisconsin ... .12 Wyoming 3 BY THE CITY OF PHCENIX! Such is the Condition of the Church A ddition 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 w ill buy tw o 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, cash i in one year, in two years at 10 per cent interest. CLARK CHURCHILL 37-39 South Center St., Phcenix, Ariz.