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THE AKIZONA KEPUBLICAN- SUNDAY MOKNING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1896. ... HAD BEGUN TO PROSPER. A Pathetically Humorous Story Told ol Cumberland Mountain Farmer. 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 him 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 occupying1 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 (several 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 out 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, colontl," 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. ANOTHER ICE PERIOD. A Predicted Result of Cutting the Isthmua of Panama. "The best scientific authorities pre dict dire effects 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,' pnd Sir John Herschel 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 $'J,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 $10,000,000, 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 Illinois river, and one can easily see the startling nature of a union of the 'great lakes' and the 'father of waters. ". jsssr HUNG IN MIDAIR. The Perilous Plight of a Soldier In Chi nese Thibet. An amusing story is told of the Eng lish officer who determined to enter Chinese Thibet by stratagen. He man- ; aged to cross the frontier at night, and so escaped the guard. On the following day, however, while ' 1 he 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. Kleptomania. To believe a French writer, there are no fewer than four thousand women caught every year in stealing during their shopping expeditions, a habit eu phoniously styled kleptomania. The number of titled ladies seized with this strange malady while examining the fashions of Paris, he tells us, is incred ible. Among the most recent culprits were a Eussian duchess, a French countess, an English duchess and the daughter of a reigning sovereign. As a rule, these distinguished offenders are let off on the payment of a round sum for the relief of the poor; when the shoplifter is known to be rich, the sum extracted rises to as much as ten thousand francs. The police authori ties consent to this sort of condonation. Lay your foundation with "Battle Ax." It is the corner stone of economy It is the one tobacco that is both BIG and GOOD There is no better There is no other 5-cent plug as large. Try it and see for yourself OLD LIGHTHOUSE. Was Built by the Romans and Is Still In Good Condition. The oldest bouse 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 Boman bricks, or tiles, and is in the best style of Boman workman ship. History aDd 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 Bo 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. Tl f ll : .i j... ... I a-.., Avmuvyjiiy im luc eA.peuiium oi lau- aius, ana trie succeeding conquests of Plautius, who brought most of the island south of the Thames under the Boman 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 these are built on Biles. they hardly come within the meaning of the question. Red Man's Medicine. The Indian pharmacopoeia comprised thoroughwort, spurge and Indian hemp, used as emetics; the bark of the horse chestnut and butternut, used as cathartics. They were also acquainted with many poisons, most of which they used on their weapons. For asthma they employed tobacco and sassafras; for coughs, slippery elm; for dropsy, the wild gooseberry; for wounds, pow dered puff balls. They treated boils with onion poultices. Quit the Pipe. The death of Janet Livingstone, younger sister of the explorer, recalls a story concerning the future doctor's father. One day David brought home the news that a heavy duty was to be put on tobacco. Neil Livingstone who was not a rich man was just lighting his pipe as the news was broken. He put it down unlit. "If we have got to give it up," he said, "we may as well begin now." He never smoked again. REPUBLICAN L.EAGUE OFFICERS AND OOMMITTEES. Officers C M. Frazier, president; Pierje Evans, vice-president: Wade H. Hu'.mgs, second vice-president; T. A. Jobs, seere'ary; T. W. Hine, treasurer. Board t-f directors Pierce Evans eaairman, Thos. D. Molloy, secretary; i. M. Ford, treasurer; A. J. Sampson if Li9 e9 J. B. Early, J. A. KUroy, Jerry Millay, I. N. Bell, Robert Hudson, C. W. Crouse, C. M. Sturges, D. M. Purman. Wm. Freeze, Lincoln Fowler, Chaa. W. Pugh, N. A. Morford, T. J. Wolfley F. A. Hartwell, MfH. Calderwood. L. J. 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, 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. Sturgea. Naturalization C. W. Crouse, J. L. Gant, Wm. Webster, Robert Black, Geo. A. Mmtz. Order of business P. 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. Honshell. Ira P, Smith. Executive Jos. H. Kibbey, G. H. Honshel!, Frank B. Moss, H. E. Kemp, M. E. Collins, A. J. Sampson. Organization Wabster Street, L. H. Goodrich, J. B. Early, H. B. St. Claire, Jerry Millay. Registration L. J. Wood, F. A. Hartwell, A. J. Porterle, 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. Hillings. Walter Bennett. THE ELECTORAL VOTE. The following Is tfb; electoral vote of the states as based anon the apportion ment act of Feb, 7, 18M: Alabama 11 Nebraska b Nevada 3 New Hamp3bire...4 New Jersey ...,10 New York 36 North Carollna...ll North Dakota ..3 Ohio 23 Oregon 4 Pennsylvania ..32 Rhode Island.... 4 South Carrilina..9 Arkansas 8 California pj Colorado 4 Connecticut ,...6 Delaware 3i Florida 4 Georgia 13 Idaho 3 Hlinois 24 Indiana 15 Iowa 13 Kansas 10 Kentucky 13 South Dakota ..4 Tennessee ....12 Louisiana SiTexas 15 Maine 6 Dtah 3 Maryland 8 j Vermont 4 Massachusetts ..if jvirglna 12 Michigan .... . .141 Washington ....4 Minnesota ..'jW-jst Virginia ..8 Mississippi j Wisconsin ....12 Missouri I7i Wyoming 3 Mnr.tana 3 Total, 447; necessary for choice, 224. ABSORBED BY THE CITY OF PHCENIX! 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 huv 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 CH1JKCHILL 37-39 South Center St, Phcenix, Ariz.