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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 4, 1896.
MYSTERIES OF THE LOUVRE. Vague Stories of Imperial Crime Beach ' the Outside World. Everyone who has "done" the Louvre will remember the low-pitched and somewhat gloomy halls in which are stored the treasures of Egypt.. Beneath these lie yet more darkly mysterious vaults, inaccessible to the publie, though approached by a wide and hand some staircase, such as would lead one to imagine that it communicated with apartments of some importance. Yet one finds at the bottom nothing but broad passages disposed in the form of a cross, and without any sign what ever of door or window. A recent examination, however, of the solid walls gives experts reason to believe that the masonry is more recent than the rest of the structure in this, the oldest portion of the fortress pal ace. M. Vaugneux, a well-known critic, believes that many of the bodies of victims killed in the revolution df 1830 were immured here, and that the gov ernment was afraid to reveal the facts -when the remains of their comrades were collected beneath the Colonne de Juillet. '.. . uOn the other hand, M. Blondel, the architect of the' building, and M. Nor ruand, the secretary' of the Society for Protecting Parisian Monuments, hold the opinion that these subterranean passages led to the oubliettes into which Catherine de Medicis cast those who were unforl ur.ate enough to incur her hate or fear. A jirJicious explora tion would clear up the matter, and settle, too, several doubtful points ns to the foundations of Lescot's original citadel. Unfortunately, the annual grant does not provide for any such archaeological research, and it. would be necessary to appeal for funds to the generosity of the chamber. London Chronicle. WHY ENGLAND IS GREAT. A Native Offers an Explanation Britain's Maval Superiority. How was it that half an island over "which Queen Elizabeth ruled developed ' into the world-wide empire over which Queen Victoria reigns? First and fore- most, says Blackwood's Magazine, it must be referred to the qualities of the race, their energy and adventurous spirit, their capacity to colonize, to rule subject races, and to administer their affairs. That race was sprung of suc cessive seafaring invoders of these is lands who were trained for generations in the arduous defense of these shores, and taught to achieve naval superior ity as a necessity of their position. As early as Edward III. the sover eignty of the narrow seas was asserted, and conceded as a matter of course by the people of the low countries. As centuries rolled on, the insularity of our position became more marked as our possessions, in Europe dwindled away. The drill sergeant, who is the artificer of German fortunes, has had no ascendency in these islands, whose preoccupations have not risen from mil itary empires on their boundaries. Naval superiority has been the guarantee of our shores, and at the same time the foundation of an empire which has grown up beyond the seas. The same qualities which achieved ordered liberty at home 6pread commerce, settlements and empires abroad. LINCOLN'S WIDE SYMPATHY. Treated All People Alike In a Courteous Manner. "Horace Greeley once said: 'I doubt -whether man, woman or child, white or black, bound or free, virtuous or vi cious, ever accosted or reached forth a Land to Abraham Lincoln and detect ed in his countenance or manner any repugnance or shrinking from the prof fered contact, any assumption of supe riority, or betrayal of disdain.' "Frederick Douglas, the orator and patriot, is credited with saying: 'Mr. Lincoln is the only white man with whom I have ever talked, or in whose presence I have ever been, who did not consciously or unconsciously betray to me that he recognized my color.' "George Bancroft, the historian, al luding to this characteristic, which was never so conspicuously manifested as during the darker days of the war, beautifully illustrates it in these mem orable words: 'As a child, in a dark night, on a rugged way, catching hold of the hand of its father for guidance and support, Lincoln clung fast to the hand of the people and moved calmly through the gloom.' " . Kept Both Places. When the czar was made colonel of the Royal Scots Grays an officer of the regiment said to his orderly; "Donald, have you heard that the new emperor of Russia has been appointed colonel of the regiment?" "Indeed, sir." replied Donald, "it is a vera prood thing." Then, after a pause. ' Beg pardon, sir, but wull he be able to keep both places?" , r ' Much Bean Porridge- A family, residing in Lakeville, Conn., were visited by relatives residing some distance off. One of the visitors re marked that there had been a great quantity of bean porridge made in his mother's family; "enough," said he, "to float a 74-gun ship. Don't you think so, TJncle John?" appealing to one of his relatives. "Yes, yes," replied that uncle; "and the ship could float 4 hours and not hit a beas." MOW eee909000ooooeeooooooooeoeeQoooQoeoo9040g j 1MJ jj iiiij II I . Th Best I f SmokingTobaccoMade oooooooooooeooM OLD LIGHTHOUSE. Was Built by the Roman! and la Still in Good Condition. The oldest ihouse existing in Eng land is the Roman Pharos or lighthouse, which still forms so conspicuous an ob ject on the cliffs within the precincts of Dover castle. The masonry of this interesting work is composed of tufa, cement and Roman bricks, or tiles, and is in the best style of Roman workman ship. History and tradition are alike silent as to the actual date of its erec tion, but, judging from the style of masonry, and bearing in mind that the erection of such a beacon would be a practical necessity when once the Ro mans had thoroughly established them selves in southern Britain, one may fairly ascribe it to a date not much later than the middle of the first century, A. D., following on the expedition of Clau dius, and the succeeding conquests of Plautius, who brought most of the island south of the Thames under the Roman domination. To the upper part of this lighthouse was added in Tudor times an octagonal superstructure, still remaining, although in a sadly bat tered condition. The remains of lake dwellings, such as have been found at Burton Mere, in Suffolk, and near Glas tonbury, in Somerset, are supposed by some to date back so far as 1200 B. C; but, although those are built on piles, they hardly come vi ithin the meaning of the question. ' U N PROTECTED GA M E. Suggestions for Sportsmen Who Want to Shoot Near Cities. A good many shooters are puzzled to know how they can get practice for bird-shooting near the cities daring close seasons without paying for prac tice at the traps. There are several kinds of birds which fly in such a manner as to require skill in the killing, and are not protected by law at any time. Of course, a smali gauge gun is best for such practice, ae it takes more skill to kill with, it than with a big gun, and the more skill re quired the better the practice. The kingfisher is a rapidly-darting ilyer, rather shy and hard to kill. With a 28-gauge gun a shooter's abilities would be well tested. The English sparrow, if put up badly scared, will give considerable sport, and the man who can get three with two shots out of a small flying flock may regard himself as a good shot. Of course, a man wouldn't aim at the center of the flock, and pull. He aims at par ticular birds, and, if he misses the ones aimed at, he calls the shot a miss. Red winged and crow blackbirds fly rap idly, when their nests are not near by. They are not protected, and may be found in partly wooded pastures. Some sportsmen may object to this as being useless slaughter, and it would , be if the birds were thrown away. He j would dress tlhem all, except the king fishers, which taste fishy, and the pot pie they make would be followed by another before long. The English spar rows make a fine stew, as the flesh is al- . ways hard and sweet. ' He Never Drank. ! Old Mr. B , who lived in Bangor i several years ago, was called "very j close," but grasping as he was he never j would accept intoxicat ing liquor of any : kind. One day he was asked to drink ', by several of the neighbors at the vil i lage store, where drinks were sold at ten cents each. "No, I thank ye," he ' replied; "I never drink, gentlemen. But if it's all the ssame tcyou IH take a gimlet instead. The salary of the president of Mexico is $30,000. President Fattre, of France, is very fond of the society of actors, litter ateurs, artists, etc. Under his regime the Elysee has taken on a more bohe mian aspect than it has worn for years. SAVE ASSESSMENT MINES. WORK ON The new law requires annual work on every location or relocation. This is saved by obtaining a United States 0 To Be Given Away this 3rear in valuable articles to smokers of Blackwell's Genuine Durham Tobacco Yon will find one coupon in side each 2-ounce bag, and two coupons inside each 4-ounce . bag. Buy a bag, read the coupon and see how to get your share. patent Five hundred dollars' worth of work or Improvements on cne mine, or scattered over a group of adjoining mines, is sufficient to Insure a United States patent to any number of mines so grouped, or for a single mine Further information cheerfully given by letter or personally. Terms of sur vey reasonable. Apply to LEWIS WOLFLEY, Civil and Mining Engineer and U. 8. Deputy Mineral Surveyor, Phoenix. Arizona. , EXCURSION TO SALT LAKE CITY. September 25 to October 2. in clusive, the Maricopa & Phoenix & Salt River Valley Railroad company will sell tickets to Salt Lake City and return at the low rate of $59.70 for the round trip. For further partdculaKs call at ticket office. No. 20 and 22 North Center street PJ3FUBLICAN UEAGTJE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES. Ufneers C M. Frazier, president; Pier.-e fcivans, vice-president: Wade H. Hu'inga, second vice-president; T. A. Jobs, secre'ary; T. w. Hine, treasurer. Board of directors Pierce Evans rnairman, Thos. D. Molloy, secretary; i. 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. Purmar Wm. Freeze, Lincoln Fowler, Chas, W. Pugh, N. A. Morford. T. J. Wolfley F. A. HartwellrM.. H. Calderwooa. ,T. Wood. C. M. Frazier. Political meetings Thomas Fitch, M. H. McCord, Jos. H. Kibbey. Correspondence -T. J. Wolfley, J. B. Early, J. A. Kilroy. Primaries Pierce Evans, T. M. Purman, C. M. Frazier, T. J. Wolfley W. H. Still-well, 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. Pugn, C. M. Sturges. Naturalization !. 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. Hmton. Celebration - and transportation Dr. Scott Helm, C. Eschman, C. J. Dyer, W. S. Pickrell, G. IL Honshell. Ira P. Smith. Executive Jos. H. Kibbey, 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. 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. Hulinsrs. Walter Bennett. THE ELECTORAL VOTE. 'The following Is fcfeo electoral vote of the states as based upon the apportion ment act of Feb. 7, 1891 : Alabama Ill Nebraska 8 Nevada 3 New Hampshlre...4 New Jersey ....10 New York 3b Arkansas ...... 8 California 9 Colorado 4 Connectlout ..,.6 Delaware 3iNorth Carolina...ll Florida 4 North Dakota ..3 Georgia 13; Ohio 23 Idaho 3 Oregon 4 Illinois ........24 Pennsylvania ..32 Indiana 15j Rhode Is! a 3d.... 4 Iowa 13Sou;h Carclina ..9 Kansas ........10 South Dakota ..4 Kentucky 13;Teinessfe ....12 Louisiana 8 'Texas 15 Maine R Utah 3 Maryland S Vermont 4 Massachusetts ..lr Virgin" a 12 Michigan Washington ,...4 Minnesota dlWest Virginia ..6 Mississippi ....3 Wisconsin ....12 Missouri 17j Wyoming 3 Montana .' 3 Total, 447; necessary for choice, 224. ABSORBED BY THE CITY OP IMKKMX! 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 w ill 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. CLARK CHURCHILL 37-39 South Center St., Piicenix, Ariz.