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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN: THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1896.
ROMANTIC RAINLESS REGION. A Land of Wonders, Ever Unfolding Some New Delight. ' Along the Colorado river on the Ari zona side, a traveler will find, by con sulting a map of this region, a number of names of places which he naturally supposes to be villages or towns, and if he is from the east he will fall to speculating as to their size, number of inhabitants, causes of gTowthand im agination may even picture well-paved streets, fine buildings, a people pros perous in business and transportation, engaging in a rushing competition such as is characteristic of our Ameri can towns. Let our traveler, however, face the reality in a visit to those landmarks, for such they might be rightly termed, and he will find an undreamed-of exis tence among those barren mesas and sand covered plains. As for myself, having been a teacher in the public schools of Indiana, I look back to some of our geographical les sons on Arizona, which were based on the authority of the best authors on the subject, and I dare not say they appear very flattering. No account given can ever compare with the seeing of this rainless desert region, a land of wonders, ever unfold ing to our imagination some new de light. Not a grain of sand is without inter est, for it speaks to us of a race long passed away, which undoubtedly press ed many a weary foot to its yielding bed. Of the accounts . given of the old ruins, one in particular is full of inter est that of the deserted town of La Paz. You pass through it and no sound greets you but the echoes of your own voice or footstep. Not even an Indian will occupy any of the de serted buildings. There are no inhab itants save the silent ones that rest in the little cemetery on the hill. About thirty years ago La Paz was an important point on the overland route to California, and was also a sup ply station for government goods for the use of the soldiers at the different forts in New Mexico and Arizona. These supplies were shipped in by the way of the Gulf of California. Five steamers have been seen, at one time unloading their cargoes at the busy landings and taking on ore. A great industry at that period was the working of the silver mines, and this, with the bringing of the ore to shipping points and the placer dig gings, gave work to vast numbers. In La Plaz alone the population was 10,000. . Business blocks and county buildings were rapidly put up, theaters, factories, shops and saloons were in running order, and an era of prosper ity was passed that seldom has an equal. A busy day was signaled on the arrival of the overland freight trains. These consisted of 200 teams, sixteen to twenty mules to each wagon. On the outskirts of the town stands the walls of a church, a restful object after hearing the weird stories of crime committed in the dead of night, and how many a man died "with his boots on,'' and no questions asked, and his name buried with him. Then an old-timer gives us a prehis toric bit: "It is supposed that this old town was inhabited about 1700 by the Aztecs of the ancient tribe of Mon tezuma. Remains of old buildings whose walls were made of a cement unknown at the present day, and no doubt the art of making it lost, were found on the second building of the town." The town of Ehrenberg, six miles be low La Paz, began its growth on the decay of the latter, owing to the river changing its course, and a better ferry being found there. But the age of steam was now on, and the Southern Pacific railroad sounded Ehrenberg's doom. There is, however, a prospect for a number of mines being opened up, and Ehrenberg may again be a populous town. There are two stores for min ers' supplies, a school house and a sa loon and restaurant in the town. MARY FENNELL, Teacher Colorado River Indian School. BOTTOMS! AN ELEGANT BUTTON FREE with each package of SWEET CAPORAL CIGARETTES AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A COLLECTION OF BUTTONS WITHOUT COST. Special Sale CARPETS. 500 YDS. 55c Yard 250 YDS. 50c Yard THE LATEST PATENTS. Wheelmen will appreciate a recently patented lamp bracket. It consists of two metal sections fastened together by a screw clamp, one end of each sec tion being curved to clamp the head of the machine, and the oppisite V-shaped to clamp the fork, thus allowing its use either high or low on the frame. To prevent low water in boilers a Pittsburg man places a float inside the boiler, connecting it with a valve in the feed water pipe. As the water low ers the float drops and opens the valve allowing the water to flow in, and at the same time opening a steam valve, thus giving an alarm to the engineer. A SURE THING. The Beet Crop is Free Drawbacks. THE NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA, PHCENIX, ARIZONA. Capital Paid Up VIOO.nno Surplus 20,000 Directors: Emll Ganz, Sol. Lewis, J. Y. T. Smith, Charles Goldman. Geo. W. Hoadley, E. M. Dorris, J. D. Monition. CORRESPONDENTS: The Bank of California San Francisco Agency of Bank of California New York National Bank of Commerce St. Louis First National Bank Chicago Farmers' and Merchants' Bank Los Angeles Consolidated National Bank Tucson Bank of Arizona Prescott Messrs. N. M. Bother Mid ASons London From Manv lMIL Givz, Pres. Sol. Lewis, Vice-Pres. A handy paper file consists of a box with one hinged end and two hinged sides. The. end section has a file hook fastened to it, which runs lengthwise through the box. By opening the sides the etfd falls down, thus bringing the hook into an upright position. Umbrellas can be fastened to the body by a new device weighing but 3 ounces. It has a wire support for the umbrella handle and is fastened to the body by two straps, one passing over the shoulder and the other around the waist, thus leaving both hands free. Housekeepers will appreciate a new garbage receptacle, which consists of a metal box with the lid hinged so that a slight pressure with the hand or dish to be emptied forces it out of the way. There is an opening in the bottom to remove the garbage without lifting the can. A handy device for druggists consists of a number of upright tubes of differ ent sizes, fastened to the inside of a cabinet door, in which corks can be placed, the lower ends of the tubes be ing contracted sufficiently to hold the corks in and yet allow their removal with ease. A device to prevent overshoes from slipping down at the heel consists of a plate having two eyes fastened to the shoe upper near the heel and a U- shaped piece of steel wire fastened to the top of the rubber. The ends of the wire are intended to be sprung into the eyes in the plate. The Chino Valley Champion thinks "the sugar beet is the crop to tie to." In view of the many different kinds of bugs and slugs which are all "special ists ' in their particular line of destruc tion, it is a relief to hear of a crop that is not suffering much from some spec ialists in the bug kingdom. The Cham pion says: "The beet crop has its enemies, to be sure, but they are not, as a rule, as devastating or numerous as those of many other .crops. And, moreover, frosts do not affect the plantsand when frosty nights of the early spring come and the fruit grower is trembling for his crop, the beet grower feels perfect ly secure. Drouth during the early years of the industry was a thing to dread; now, however, it is known that with moisture in the soil sufficient to germinate the seed and start the plants they will take care of themselves, so far as moisture is concerned. "The farmer will look in vain for a crop absolutely free from any dangers; but, all in all, we know of no field or orchard crop that is as free from casu alties as the sugar beet, or upon which the farmer can depend with as much assurance for some returns if not a full crop. He is rarely left with nothing to show for his work." LATE ARMY NEWS. Private Peter O Hara, Troop E, 2d cayalry, now at Fort Wingate, New Mexico, will be discharged the service of the United States. Private Edward F. Griffin, Light Battery F, 2d artillery, now at Fort Adams, Rhode Island, has been trans ferred to Light Battery B, 4th artillery, and will be sent to the station of that battery, Fort Riley, Kansas. Private Edward Snow, Company H, 8th infantry, now at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming, has been, upon his own ap plication, transferred to Troop B, 2d cavalry, and will be sent to the station of that troop, Fort Logan, Colorado, v Captain Sidney E. Stuart, Ordnance Department, will proceed from Wil mington, Delaware, to Sandy Hook Proving Grounds, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on official business pertaining to the construction of a range table for the 12-inch cast iron mortar. S. Obkefelder, Assistant Cashier. THE Ptaix National Bank, Phoenix, Arizona. Paid Up Capital, - - - $100,000 Surplus & Undivided Profits, 20,000 Frank 8. Bbloheb, President. I P.J. Colb, 1st Vice-President. A. H. Habschbr, 2nd Vice-President. C.J.Hall. Cashier STEEL-LINED YAUL1S AND STEEL SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. General Banking Business. Drafts Issued on All the Principal Cities of the World D1BKCTOE8: Jambs A. Fleming. P. J. Cole! G. B. Richmond. T. W. Pemberton, B. Heyman. F. S. Belcher. D. M. Ferry. F. M. Murphy. K. 8. Lacey. -THE- Valley Bank, PHCENIX, ARIZONA. Capital .... $100,000 Surplus ..... - - 25.000 WM. CHEISTY, President. M. H. SHERMAN, Vice-President. M.W.MBdSENGEH. Cashier RECEIVE DEPOSITS, MAKE COLLECTIONS, BUY AND SELL EXCHANGE. 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