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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN THURSDAY MORNING,' JULY 10, 100S.
4 Double Barrel Hammerless Shotguns $16 Think of it! You cannot buy a good double barrel hammer Run for that money. These (runs are some of the many "Rood things" that our Jlr. Pinney got -at bargain prices on hui trip east last month. We have a lot of these guns in our south show window; see them there or drop inside and get a belter look. These guns are made by a reputable factory, their name and guarantee being on every gun; these guns were made to wholesale at J17, but they needed the money, and we are going to sell them thjs month for $10 each. If you want a good reliable hammerless double gun for, little money, here is the chance to get one. Mail orders . promptly filled. A1y out ' of, town customer ordering one of these guns, and being dissatisified on receipt, full purchase price will be refunded on return of gun to us. These guns are not like catalog house goods. PINNEY ROBINSON THE GUN STORE 40 NORTH CENTER STREET, PHOENIX, ARIZ. Bead for free Cum Law card. Established 117. Collings Veice and Harness Co. Is receiving new goods daily. Staver, Union City and Dut Buggies. Bain and Turnbull heavy Wagons. A big stock of light and heavy Spring Wagons. We manufacture all of our Harness and carry a big stock to se lect from. Trunks, Suit Cases and everything in leather goods. Na vajo Blankets in all sizes. We do all kinds of upholstering of Furni ture and Buggies. Collings Vehicle and Harness Co. Iut Adams BU next door to Adams HotaL SANTA FE TIME TABLE. PHU14NIX CITY TIM El "The Diamond Jo". All Main line local points Phoenix to Ash Fork, Los Angeles, San Francisco and all other points west. Leaves daily at.., 2:15 a.m. "The Daylight Express". All Main line local points and all points east of Ash Fork. leaves . daily EXCEPT SATURDAY'S at 8.00 a. m. j "Tl Coast Limited". I Through- Pullman Sleeper to Los Angeles, connect ing with California Limit- j cd Train No. 3 at Ash i Fork. Leaves EVERY SATUIt- I DAY at 4:30 p. m. j Trains arrive from Ash Fork at i 1:43 a. m. DAILY and 4:10 p. m. ! daily. i No trains on branch line to Parker on Sundays. Tri-weekly service from Prescott to Crown King and Poland. Call Main 10S for ' further information. ' THE WEATHER. Local Daily Weather Report for the Arizona Republican. Forecast for today Local thunder showers. Data for 24 hours ending 5:30 p. m. yesterday: 5:30 5:S0 a.m. p.m. LADIES All $3.50, $3.00, $2.50 & $2.00 Values in Canvas Oxfords Now Barometer, inches 2U.H0 29.S Tern lHTat lire, degrees 72 .S Dew point, degrees 70 .C Humidity, per cent 4 Wind direction XE S Wind velocity, miles 3 Rainfall, inches l."3 0 Weather Lt. llain Cloud Mean daily humidity ... .Mean daily temperature Highest temperature Ijowest temperature .... Total daily rainfall $1.00 Accumulated deficiency in tempera ture since January 1, 3s degrees. Accumulated excess rainfnll since January 1, 1 41 inches. L. X. JKSUXOFSKY, Section Director. o ANNUAL REPORT OF FAIR COMMISSION THE ALIiIRE COMPANY General Condition of the Institution and Its Future Prospects Receipt? and Expenditures Last Year. i ' The territorial fair commission lias filed its report with the governor for the year ending June !, l'.ms. The document sets forth very clearly tin : facts concerning the fair ami its flat I tering condition and prospects. The ' fair was created through an act of the I legislature of l'.HM, fairs having been ; held sinc e then in the fall or winter of r.!'3-U-7. Messrs. J. ( '. Adams. !!. A . Packard and T. 11 Pollock were ap pointed on the first fair commission " "" ' " "" " " and have served during tilt throe fairs If the carrier fai! to leave The Re- 'expect subscribers to get their paper ; held, Mr. Pollock recently resigning and li. C. Lockctt of Flagstaff being appointed !n h's place. Tile renort says the exhibits at tin fairs have doubled annually and the 27-29 L Wash. Sf. Phoenix, Arizona oMhlira t .. ,Mro. ni. ! every day in the year, and unless they advise us of poor service we fy the office before noon and a spe-'cannot properly serve them. PHONE cial messenger will deliver it. We MAIN 47. ' FRUITS FRUITS From California's Ch cest Orchards NEXT WEEK WE . WILL CONDUCT A CAXXED . FRUIT SALE AT THE LOWEST PRICES EVER SOLD IN PHOENIX. 1000 Cans Rest Table LTklerries 500 Cans Best Table Apricots. 500 Cans ' Rest Table Pears 500 Cans Rest Table Plums ANY OR ALL AS IX)XG AS THEY LAST 3 Cans for 50c Look, 10 2-3c per can, or 3 cans for 50c. As cheap as pie fruit. Cheaper than fresh fruit. Ruy enough to last you. HcKee's fasH iStore ! needed Is more building ami $50,000 could be well spent in that Way. -Last year it was necessary to provide tents for some of the exhibits. Last y f.r the commission spent over $1,000 fof exhibition buildings and purposes, and in remodeling somewhat the grand stand to afford larger seat ing capacity. Hut even then the com mission got through with a balance of several hundred dollars on hand. And all this was in November" When the scare of the panic was greatest. Nev ertheless the ticket receipts were $2477 15- in excess of the receipts the year before The total receipts during the last year, from all sources, including $1I3.5'J on hand from the year pre vious, amounted to $.14,002.03. TJio expenditures were $:14.1t;r..03. leaving a cash balance on hand of $737.06. The commission cads attention to the fact that it has had the cordial support in its operations of the rail road companies, mining companies, ag ricultural societies, live stock associa tions, commercial organizations and boards of supervisor. In fact the peo ple generally have done all they thought they could to ln-lp along the enterprise and the fact is gratefully acknowledged, though the ensuing benefits it is believed will encourage the pVople to still better cooperation in the future. Speaking of the super visors the commission says that most of the counties very kindly appointed county commissioners to take clire of their exhibits and in some instances the counties paid the commissioners for their trouble. Special mention is also made oi" the cooperation of the school teachers of the territery in preparing exhibits and of others, though the ci operation Wat too general for credit to be given spe ficically to each one. As a result of the fairs the commis sion says it is evident that a much te tter class of live stock is being rais ed in the territory and there is general improvement in all lines of activity. Receipts. The receipts as mentioned amounted to $:l.!'2.0! of which $2.31U.45 came from various sources in small amounts. The greater amounts total ing the rest of the receipts were at follows: Appropriation $15,000 r,n Season tickets 1,15'; O't Cite receipts io.r..ir, ;. Crand Stand S.rr.o.O'i i;,,xr s l.t75 on Speed Entrance.. l.lI'.YOO xh:---k-:--' rns Furniture Co. Arizona's Leading House Furnishers Splendid Time To Furnish Your Home jjl Is right now during the summer months, when we are less busy ! than later on. You get better attention, are less hurried, and have jT better service than during the hustle of a busy fall season. j?i OUR MID-SUMMER PRICE CONCESSIONS should also be of interest to those of economical inclinations. t We manufacture everything in Awnings, Drop Curtains and Can vas Goods. NEW LOCATION Noble Block, Adams & 1st St. commission predicts that they will continue to d so until the lair leaps from its present position of pleasing comparison with state fairs generally, j to the point of honor recogniz. d as I the best stale Mir in tin- country. Tile legislature has bo. n liberal with the nt-riiri.se, recites tin: report, though it may be mentioned paren thetically that .evpn a greater lib-ral-ity would be money well expended. Last session the legislature raised the inmi.il appropriation from $7."i0 to $15,0011 which enabled 'the fair to be handled much more successfully and for which the commission is duly thankful. The commission has been handicapped somewhat ill providing sufficient space for the exhibits; that is sufficient floor space, for the grounds arc a;niiv . large. What Total Ml.!02.-i't Disbursements. Craml Stand $ lioise and Mule Dipt Cattle I -nt Suille l"elt Sh-ep and O-ats Dept Poultry I ept 1 A iary In pi Woman's Dent 1 Agricultural Dipt A 1 1 r o tions 1 lent 5 Puddings and Grounds 1 r" ilverlisiii' , Indian Dav... '. , Harness Purses Running Purses Cowboy Relay Races.. . Miners' Drill Commissioners' Salaries Superintendent iff ice Kxpcnses 2S4.I 5m;.: &25. 22S 251. ,2 ox 90 Jan. .217 oir, ,oso 372 .113 ,050 435 350 750 450. C.ll 321 A FULL LINE OF GAB JUSTRECEIVED CALL AND SEE Pacific Gas and Electric Co. 130-132 West Washington St. Ticket Dept Speed Dept Sundry Kxiiense . Track .Mineral Dept Educational Dept. 1 I'o ee ' t ' z J I ';: I M A" II HUM I III! mi J fe. . 'L anA -v 4,1. A ll isssAti" II .... . I .-.s?,3,'niu:-A H-jx B t-t beta's &..'lf . Z ftmwm bm bbwbbm f liiiiiMB uni. hum g o?to 6zrj72zv JTJS 537.23 ' l't rmanent Improvements ... 3.S73.22 609.15 I 31)4.07 ' Total $34.1fi5.03 S i2.5 Cash on Hand 737.06 2.-.7.13 27H.70 Total Receipts $34,002.09 T 1 1 rnt s- I-' i ie .feome and lheir Grievances - .ed ucating tne Rising Generation- Im proved Agricultural and Com mercial Conditions, ONE frequently bears tue statement unwaOuT that tbe Porto Bicans tnve grown lnlmlral to America and Its people. The only foundation for this assertion Hps In tbe fact that tbe edu cated and well to do class are disgruntled and disappointed by reason of our failure to eitend citizenship to the Islanders. Wltbcut discussing this question, which admits of stroug arguments pro and con, we miy examine tbe extent of the disaf fection that has grown out of It. Tbe last census gave the literates of the island those able to read and write as no more than 6 per ceut. of tbe total population. Whilst the proportion baa growu considerably Jarger under out com mon Krbool e.vHteui, tbe small class rep resented by tbe enumeration made tn 1'JoO Ii still that which controls tbe do mestic capital and business. It Is also tbe class which, under Spain, supplied the majority of tbe officeholders. Tbe remainder of tbe people are poor peas ants, wbo bare never bad any Interest In politics. Naturally, tbe well to-do Porto Kh ans see or fanry that they see political advantages to - themselves In tbe lurluslou of the Islaud In tbe union of states wblch comprises our re public. They claim that Porto Ulco was province of Spain, and that tbe trans fer of the country to the United States worked political retrogression upon Ita Inhabitants. This Is literally true, but the Islanders have suffered no substan tial Iwaa, for their representatives In tbe Ha Cortes bad no more Influence with tbat body than have tbetr delegates to Con gress, If as much, and tbe form of gov ernment granted to Porto Ulco by Spain was scarcely superior to the colonial sys tem by which Cuba was ruled, and de cidedly 'ess liberal In essentials than tbat at pi-esent in force. Tbe small mi nority of better-class natives have no solid ground of complulnt In this respect, and tbe bulk of tbe people, wbo have never seriously concerned themselves about political affairs, are well-satisfied with existing conditions. Another source of grievance and one which is less theoretical lies In tbe fact that Id certain directions, and par ticularly tbat of coffee export, trade has deteriorated since the American occupa tion. Tbe loss In these cases baa been felt almost entirely by the merchants and capitalists. Tbcy bare not, however, been without compensation, and there Is no doubt that In a few years' time tbelr con dition will be much better than ever be fore. We have done a great deal toward tbe betterment of the Porto Rlcans, but np to the present our benefices bare fullsjp mainly upon tbe poorer class -a consummation much to be desired. Tbe Porto BIcaus have long had 'tbe unenviable reputation of being tbe most Illiterate of all Weat Indiau people and the laziest. The former disqualification was accounted for by lack of opportu nity for education. The Spanish govern ment maintained but few schools, and Cect'-ntJzr-we tt236lrwj) ofjYz tires ZbeJbldi&cZ. SuiZi jnJS&l those of tbe poorest kind, with miserably Incompetent teachers. Since we bave established an adequate system of public schools throughout the island the younger people have displayed eagerness and an unexpected aptitude. The returns of tbe census of 1010 will most assuredly wipe oct the disgraceful distinction for Ignor ance wblch has attached to tbe natives of Porto Blco. In the course of tbelr ministrations to tbe sufferers from the hurricane of 1S99 our physicians made the discovery that tbe supposedly characteristic Indolence of tbe Islanders waa a symptom of dis ease. Investigation showed that three fourths of tbe rural population, wblch la 90 per cent, of the whole, were afflicted with tropical anemia, due to tbe presence In the blood of a parasite commonly called tbe "hook worm." A vigorous cru ssde was entered upon several years ago, with remarkably good regatta. Already upward of 200,000 victims bave been per manently relieved, and there Is every prospect of the 'complete eradication of tbe disease In tbe course of a decade or so. When we took over the Island the lab oring class was wretchedly poor. Tbe average day's wage for a field band was 12 cents, and few of tbe people In a land of plenty could secure a suf ficiency of nourishing food. They lived in tbe flimsiest of shacks, whose furni ture seldom consisted of more than a few grass mats to lie upon, and a kerosene oil can to serve as a kitchen range. Tbe peasant who owned a tuble and a couple of stools was the envy of bis fellows. Children went nuked until 10 or 12 years of age, and their elders wore two pieces of clothing at the most, whilst a pair of shoes was not possessed by one In a thousand of tbem. Wages bare more than doubled In tbo past decade, and work has been made plentiful by tbe introduction of American capital, and the expansion of agricultural Industries, as well as by tbe 'extensive public works tbat bare been carried on by the government Hundreds of miles of good roads have been constructed in tbe Interior, and the railroad system has been enlarged and Improved, affording the small farmer better opportunities for marketing bis product and creating de mands tbat did not formerly exist. The results of these Improvements are very marked In tbe rural districts. The peas antry are eating greater quantities of meat and living more comfortably. The Import of shoes and other articles tbat we deem necessaries and the Porto Rican used to consider luxuries, has Increased greatly. Better agricultural Implements an used, and the land Is better tilled with a connequent rise In values. Hun dreds of thousands of acres of fertile soil that lay fallow, because lack of transportation facilities made It useless. Is now brought under profitable cultiva tion on account of Its proximity to the new roads. American capital has been largely invested In tbe su-ar and tobacco industries, and both bave been thoroughly reorganized on the most up-to-date mod em methods. Here are two dlrectlous In which the . demand for labor at good wages Is lurze. and constantly Increasing. In fact, there Is plenty of work for all .the alile-lioilitvl men In thn Island. As by fur the greater part of the pop ulation is rural, almost all tbe people are affected by the Improved agricultural con ditions. But the lives of the poor In the cities have also bceu materially lettered. Scientists have been puzzled to account for the fact that the mortality In San Juan during the Spanish reyhne was not excessively blgb. Some mysterious natural agencies must have exerted a strong counteracting Influence against the extremely unhealthy conditions un der which all the classes lived. Persons of some means occupied the upper stories, tbe rooms of which were 111 ventllated and poorly lighted. The ground floors of most of the bouses were divided into small dungeon-like apart ments, into wblch tbe sun never pene trated, and which received but little air. Whole families crowded Into slugle rooms of this description, that opened on to the patio or luuer court, where cooking was done and clothing hung to dry. For water they depended upon tbe rain drained from tbe roots. The most ordin ary sanitary arrangements were lacking and all the conditions were favorable to endemic diseases of the worst kind. We bave greatly Improved tbe state of af fairs lu San Juan, but without entirely rebuilding the city, or Inducing tbe patio dwellers to live out In the nearby sub urbs. It is Impossible to reduce tbe place to anything like the American stuudaid of sanitation. 9 On tbe whole, we have the right to feel satisfied with our treatmeut of Porto Ulco and Its people. A continuance of the same liberal and farslgbted policy will work a complete reformation. Tbe next generation of the islanders will be en tirely free from tbe terrible disease tbat bas acted like a bull and chain on tbe feet of progress fur a century or more. The children now growing up will enjny a fair degree of education and training In useful pursuits. The country will grow in prosperity and population, until lt shall have nn rival save Cuba, among the Islands of tbe West Indies. If these conditions are secured to the Porto IElcans. surely It cannot greatly matter whether they are permitted to call them selves citizens of the United States or nut. Has the Air World Been Conquered? The marvelous results obtained by bait a dozeu sets of aeronauts In widely scat tered sections of tbe globe and almost simultaneously must meuu something. It Is becoming impressed on national gov eriinieuti, n deep thinking scientists, on financial powers and. Indeed, on the in telligent section of tbe world's popula tion geuernlly that we are apparently on the verge of discovering some prac tical and fairly safe method of travel ing through the air for long distances aud with regularity. Tbo aeroplane seems to be the right solution. The achievements of tbe Wright Brothers aud a Dumber of other aero nauts in experimenting with aeroplanes show that the case has almost come down to a conflict over patent rights rather than a serious discussion over tbe scientific possibility of man's flying through tbe air. Wheu lt gets down to pateut rights tbe question becomes a legsrj - and com mercial problem for which machinery bas always beeu provided tbat will do tbe. necessary solving. Just bow long lt will take for tbe luveutors to make tbe machines letter perfect and then to make them big enough to accommodate pleas ure parties is, of course, a mutter of detail and not of principle, -m The real final test will come In Au gust, when tbe Wright Brothers must take up their arrangement to stand a government contract for a practical fly ing machine. They claim to be ready now aud to bare such a machine as the Vnlted States government will accept . as a true acceptable flying machine. If the machine passes the navigation of tbe air must be considered as officially and nually solved.