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The Arizona sentinel. [volume] (Arizona City [Yuma], Yuma County, A.T. [Ariz.]) 1872-1911, March 23, 1872, Image 5

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Volume 1.
pTumber 2.
Published every Saturday, by
C . I . M I Iff O 51 .
Eubseripticto, per year $5 00
" six months... '6 00
Single Copies 25
Advertising One inch space, 1
time, $2 50; one month, $4. Con
tracts, per year and quarter at re
duced r ites.
' )Fees for legal advertise
ments, in all cases, must be paid
in advance.
jjSTCurrency received at par.
CiTAll orders by mail or ex
press must be addressed to
Editor and Proprietor.
Constitutionality of the Legal Ten
der Act.
A vei" important decision, af
firming the constitutionality of
the above named act, was render
ed by the Supreme Court of the
United States r. short time ago.fivc
of the Judges Strong, Swayiie,
Davis, Miller and Bradley favor
ing this decision,and four Chase,
CliffoJWField and Nelson dis-
-oyAiTLQ nlo"f3ffiT5lLGo u rt was
dellWiiediWticFong, and,
it noLB,V affirms the constitu
tionality of the legal-tender act,
but overrules a previous decision,
which declared that the legal
tender act did net properly apply
to contracts made before their
enactment so that, as the law is
now interpreted, greenbacks can
legally be used for the payment of
all debts, public and private, save
those expressly excepted from
their operation by acts of Congress
or by special contracts of undoubt
ed validity. The remarkable dis
tinction between greenbacks and
gold is steadily and rapidly being
obliterated, so that the immediate
practical effect of the decision is
of comparatively small conse
quence. But it will, it is said, ex
ercise a beneficial and tranquiliz
ing effect upon the nation by dis
sipating fears of a hasty and forced
return to specie payments, and by
placing the popular faith in green
backs upon an impregnable basis.
Canine Sagacity. A Panama
journal tells the story of extraor-
linary canine sagacity: "When
the dog wishes to cross a river
where alligators abound, he gets
up the stream a great way and
barks with all his might; the alli
gators go there and wait for his
getting in to swim across. The dog
knows what he is alout; when he
seps from the numberof the snouts
al ove water that his enemies have
all gathered to the feast, he runs i
down the bank as fast as he can
anJ.swim across before thealli-1
nvri uo tru-K unit
Perils of an Aeronaut.
On Thursday, Jan. 13, the well
known aeronaut, Prof. Donaldson,
made another balloon ascension
from Norfolk, Va., which came
near terminating fatally, "When
at the hight of one mile from the
earth, and while performing upon
the trapeze, Donaldson concluded
that he would descend, and for
this purpose pulled the valve cord
to allow the gas to escape from
the balloon. The valve did not
open, and he pulled again. It still
remained closed, and there being
no time to lose he pulled with
both hands. Again a failure, and
for the third time he gave a strong,
steady jerk. There was a sharp,
hissing sound, as if made by the
tearing of cloth, followed by arush
ing noise, and he knew that the
balloon had bursted. It did not
collapse, however, being prevent
ed from doing so by the rush oi
air from beneath , but closed up at
the sides. At this time the aeronaut
was seated on the cross pieces
above the trapeze bar. The bal
loon leaned over to one side and
descended with frightful velocity.
During this awful period the ae
ronaut's feelings may be imagined
but cannot be described. He says
for the first time in his life he was
frightened. Inashorttime, which
seemed to him an eternity, the
balloon struck the branches of a
tree, and went crashing through
the limbs. The ropes and trapeze
bars catching in the limbs, some
what diminished the rapidity of
the descent, but still the velocity
was terrific. Crashing through
the branches, the balloon fell to
the ground, the aeronaut landing
on his back in a heap of briers.
His pants were torn, and his legs
lacerated by the briers, but beyond
this he escaped without injury.
His escape from a frightful death
is simply miraculous. Basing from
his thorny couch, Donaldson, stiil
cool and with nerves little shaken
by his terrible mishap, took a sur
vey of the situation. He had fallen
on the edge of a swamp near a
field five miles from Norfolk. On
examining the balloon ho found a
large rent extending from the top
to the bottom. Boiling it up, he
started for assistance, securing
which, he next procured a con
veyance and returned to Norfolk.
A Fascinating Subject. Tt is
said that Miss Susan B. Anthony !
boasts that more than forty-five
thou.-aid persons have listened to '
her leiture on the "Social Evil."
As this evil is one of woman's
rights as well as man', we are
not surprised to hear of the har
monious mingling of the sexes,
when this wial :i is the attrac
What Advertising Did.
Millaud, the banker and news
paper speeulator, who died re
cently in Paris, and who founded
the Paris Petit Journal, which at
one time had a daily circulation
of nearly half a million copies, was
an enthusiastic believer in the
advantages of liberal advertising.
One day he had at his table near
ly all the proprietors of the leael-
ing Paris dailies. They conversed
about advertising. Millaud as
serted that the most worthless ar
ticles could be sold in vast quanti
ties, if liberally advertised. Emil
ds Girardin, of La Presse, who
was present, took issue with him
on the subject. "What will you
bet," exclaimed Millaud, "that I
cannot sell in one week, one hun
dred thousand francs' worth of
the most common cabbage seed
und6r the pretext that it will pro
duce mammoth cabbage heads?
All I have to do is to advertise it
at once in a whole page insertion
of" the daily papers of this city."
Girardin replied that he would
give him a page in his paper for
nothing if he should win his wa
ger. The other newspaper pub
lishers agreed to do the same
thing. At the expiration of the
'week they inquired of Millaud
how the cabbage-seed had flour
ished. He .showed them his books
triumphantly, and satisfied them
that he had sold nearly twice as
much as he promised, while or
ders were still pouring in; but he
said the joke must stop there, and
no further orders would be filled.
Exhaustless Art. Art is ex
haustless, remarks McCormac, but
life is short. Eminence is not to
be attained without time and
energy; and even after the elovo
tion of a life, how rarely do we
witness the union of excellencies?
"When we reflect on the advan
tages derivable from art, and on
the applications of which it is sus
ceptible to some of the best inter
ests of mankind, we cannot but
regret that so great a source of
human happiness should not be
better and more generally culti
vated. With reference to music,
whether in the solemn chant, the
choral voices of numbers, the
thrilling accents of passion, and
the varied delights of instrument
al harmony jpainting and statuary,
whether they embody the beauty
and the admirable details of the
human form, or express the linea
ments of thought and feeling; and
architecture, whether it transform
the dwelling ot the savage into j
edifices of surpassing grandeur!
anil magnificence they yield in-1
crenisea scope as wen as further
Imrmuigss, purity and iov, tn onr
Arizona City Postal Directory.
Mails for California (west) close
at 8 p. jtf. on Sundays and Tues--days,
and 4 p. m. on Fridays.
Mails for Tucson (east) close at 4
p.m. Tuesdays,Thursdays andJSat-urdays.
Mails from Tucson arrive anoui;
5 p. m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and
Mails for La Paz (north) close
8 a. m. Mondays,ancl arrive aboi
4 p. sr. on Saturdays.
Arizona Official Directory.
Congressional Delegate, B. C."
MeCormick Governor, A.P.K.
SafTord,Tucson Territorial Sec
retary,Coles Bash ford, Tucs
Snp't ol Indian Affairs,
Bendell, Prescott ,
Justice, 1st Dist., John T
son .'Associate, 2d I
Beavis, Arizona City;
A. Tweed, Prescott.
J. E. McCaffrey, 1
ITk Marshal, I.
John Wasson, Tuei
Land Office,H. A. Eastmai!
cott Beceiyer, George
Prescott U. S. Collector Int.
Bev., Thomas Cordis, Prescott...
U. S. Assessor, H. A. Bigclcj
Prescott .TJ. S. Sp'l Mail A
I. N. Dawley Deputy Collects
af Csutoms, B. B. Kelley, Arizoi
City; Jas. E. Baker. Tucson.
Att'y Gen'l, J. E. McCaffrey,Tu
son Treasurer, John B. AlJei
Tucson Auditor, C. H. Lojd
" Adj'tGen'l. Samuel Hugi
Yuma County.
Probate Judge, Thos J Bidw(
Dist Att'y, Clarence Grai
Sheriff, George Tym
Clerk Dist. Court, John W. DJ
rington Becorder, J. S.
Treasurer, J. Al. Br
ij ranK, x. juzf
Arizona City
Mayor, A J Finlay...
men, Win B Larkin, J1
Hall Hanlon, J M Bedondo
Police Judge, 11. B. Kelley
City Marshal, O F Townsene
City Attorney, C. W. OBoj
"Newbern" leaves San Frl
for the Moath of the CI
Biver about the -15th 1
month, connecting with!
steamers for points along til
Freignt delivered at YumaJ
days from San Francisco.
nor passenger accommofi
Agencies of the companJ
Front st., ban lranciscOi
ma and Ehrenherg,
JJflOM t
tive foraM-f IS. Y. ("i:;?i:

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