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VOL. VII. FLORENCE, TINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1898. NO. 27. PROFESSIONAL CARDS- 11. n. CASSIUAY, Flohbmcb, - . Arixoba. DISTRICT ATTORNEY, PINAL COCKTY OHice lu tijo Conrt House DR. ANCII. MARTIN, YYE AND EAR, Plienix, Arizona? CEO, M. BROCKWAY, T1HYSTCIAN AND SURGEON. Office u.rd -A residence at hospital Florence, Arizona GEO. SCOTT. TCSTTCE OK THE PEACE, KOTARY Publio and Conveyancer, Dndleyviilr, A . T. DOCTOR- MOT! rtTSOX. 1JHTSICIAN XS-TJLTJITJON. AnCutfcsan sw ercd promiitVj' day or nleltt. Residence In tiio Guild Imililinx just tack of C. R. -'Mii-hi-u A Co., ?re, KhrrmuMi, A. "f. I The Valley Bank, PrKENTX, ARIZONA. - Capital, - - - $ ioo.coo "Surplus, - 25,000 War. Chkistt, President. M. fl. Sherma. Vice-President. M. W. Mrssixgkr, Cashier. "Hecate Deposits, Make Collections, Buy and Sell Exchange, Discount Commercial Paper and do a General Banking Business. Office Hours, 9 a. m, to 3 p.m. COBBP.RPOSDENT8. American Exchnnire National Bank. N. T. The Anglo-Calif oruia Bunk, Sun Francisco. California. Am. Exchange Nat'l Bank. Chicago, I1L ' First National Hank. Los Angeles. Hank of Arizona, freseott, Arizona. Wheeler & Perry, Wholesale Dealer in STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, OUNOKLSS STJIEET. TUCSON. - - ARIZONA. Bavins: ent)rly In carload I -i. and wit h i-lte 'luctoii jobbers tariif, cnulUri us to luy down goods In Florence and vicinity at low thau California prices. HHliott House, (South Side Railroad Track.) Casa Grande, - Arizona, W. V. ELLIOTT, Proprietor. First-class Accommodations for Commercial Travelers anil the Gen eral Public. Room newly furnished and kept neat and elean. Table supplied with the best the mar ket affords by an excellent American cook. FLORENCE RESTAURANT & BAKERY (Opposite PostofEce.) SING LEE, - - Proprietor. Everything neat and clean. Splendid cook ing and polite attention. Regular Meals, 25. Cents. BAKERY IN CONNECTION. The bent and Cheapest Bread In town (five cento a loaf). Cakes and Pies a specialty. Geo- 3T. Koliler, Furnishes Your House Complete. Furniture, Carpets, MATTINGS. WALL PAPER. CROCHKBlf. STOVES. OEORdE E. KOliLER, - Tucson, Cor. Stone Aye. and Conprress Sts. DEALERS IN General MerGhanilise, Corner Main and 12th streets. Antonio, Chinaman DEALER IN General lerctoffise, Corner 9th and Bailey streets, Florence, - Arizona Florence Hotel, Newly Furnished and Refitted. Will be run STRICTLY FIRST CLASS. Table supplied with the best the market affords. Elegantly Furnished Rooms AND ALL MODERN APPOINTMENTS, Bar Constantly Supplied . With the Choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Patroimee of Comrno reWl men and the prcn erai puiilic reictf ally solicited. L. K. DRAIS. Proprietor. THE ARIZONA NATIONAL BANK, Of Tucson. Arizona. Capital Stock, - - $ 50,000 Surplus and Profits, 7, 500 OFFICERS: Babros M. Jacobs, President. Fbed Flkibhman, Vice-President. Lionel M. Jacobs, Cashier. J. M. Ormbb Y, Assistant-Cashier. Transacts a General Banking Business. Makes telejrraplilo transfers. Draws For eign and Domestio Bills of Exchange. Accounts of individuals. Firms and Cor porations solicited. WILLIAMS HOUSE. CURTIS G. POWELL, Prop. Rooms Furnished! Everything First-Class Improvements Added Nicely Furnished Parlor for the Ac commodation of Guests. Only White Help Employed Taido board ft per day ; board and lotini? il.i0 und apward according to room. ARIZONA CONSOLIDATED Stage and LiT6U Co. (Incorporated.) DAILY : STAGE BETWEEN Florence jml Casa Grande Livery, Feed & Sale Stables Florence and Casa Crande. COMMERCIAL HOTEL, European Plan. GEO. H. A. LUHRS, - - Proprietor. Corner Center and Jefferson Streets, Phoenix, Arizona. Leading; easiness and family hotel in Ari zona. Located In the business center Con tains one hundredroems. Tunnel Saloon. CHOICE WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. J. G. KEATINC Proprietor PIONEER Meat Market, Main Street, adjoining Tribune Office HENRY W.BRADY, Proprietor. Choicest Beef, Pork and Mutton a Specialty. I'lnal County Iluilding dc Loao Association.- Florence, Pinal County, Arizona. I.T. Whittbmobb, President, C. D. Kbppy, Vice President. D. C. Stevxns, Treasurer H. D. Casbiday. Secretary nnd iHn.n.. Directors Rev. I. T. Wldttemore, C. D. iVtMIy, n.f. uaMaiuay.u. tOVeil8. J. M Lile, C. G. Powell and R. T. Bollen. Office: With H. D. Cassidav. Directors' regular moot! nirs, Urst Monday ineach niouth at 7 o'clock p. in COUNTING THE COIN. Examining the Contents of Undo Sam's Strong Box. Four Hen Have Deen at Work for Two Montha A Task That Would Take Expert Fifty Years. Down in the dimly-lighted interior of Ufc treasury building four of the secre tary's subordinates are counting the contentsof Uncle Sam's treasure vaults, waounting to 1707,782,210. This is al ways done when a change occurs in. the afiice of treasurer of the United States. The gentlemen now hiving the matter in clhtrg nre Messrs. E. p.. Daakam, rliainimn; A. T. lluntington, M. It-. Vance and Howard Elliot. The latter represents the new treasurer, Ellis II, HolxTts, while, the others act on tho part of the government, csjefia!iy the retiring trvnsurer.D.N.Morgan, tv boon the co;upletioa of the eouut l.nco & re ceipt for the funds. So correctly kept are the books of this immense financial institution that the least shortage is readily discovered and must be trac.l. Notwithstanding the absolute certain ty of discovery, the temptation to steal is too great to lo resisted by some of the employes, and only a few days ago one of the negro laborers assisting the committee helped himself to a few depreciated 6ilver dollars, was found out, confessed, and is now In. the dis trict jail awaiting trial. An occasional theft like this is the exception that proves the rulef honesty. The committee began its labors on July 1, and will probably complete the count the latter part of this month or early in October. The following are the present contents of the vaults in the United States treasurer's office: Vault 1 Amount, $103,733,000; de scription, standard silver dollars; halves, $345,000. Vault 2 Amount, $48, 017,000; description, standard silver dollars. Vault 2 Amount, $3,300,000; description, gold coin. Vault 2 Amount, $009,000; description, frac tional silver, $522,000; minor coin, $87, 600. Vault 3 Amount, $3,500,000; de scription, national bank notes received for redemption. Vault Amount, $1, 000,000; description, mixed moneys re ceived daily for redemption. Vault 8 Amount, $27,000,000; description, mixed moneys for daily use. Vault 7 Amotint.fSTO.fM.SJe; dPwrirUn,rrid hrfld as Security for national barrk cir culation, etc. Vault B Amount, $310, (KKt.OOO; tleaeriptf'Ti, LeM a rcrvc to rt-iJ-ec wwa uikI loutUV-d notes unfi t f.,r circulation. Total, ?7r7,7-2,21f. The silver vault is the largest in the woria, being .vj Icex. ions', si w imui t- teet high. The latter section of the treasury chambers is the most interesting and is open to the general public, who view its interior from a dungeon-like corridor when accompa'nied by a messenger of the department, and then only through the bars of a securely locked steel door. where a Cerebus-like conservator eyes with seeming suspicion all visitors. The silver is packed in small sacks, holding $1,000 each, and weighs 59 pounds 4 ounces. It is counted by weight and the least deficiency or de fect in the bag is sufficient cause for rejection. Such a sack goes tothe issue division, where it is eounted numeri cally by an expert, placed on the scales, returned to the vault and1 agaia weighed. In the vaults iron latticework parti tions divide the epace into several com partments. Around the outer edge and! a-goxnst the iron frame the silver coin is placed in boxes, and the central part of each chamber is then filled with the silver in sacks. Each of these apart ments is secured Iby key locks, only opened by two different keys kept by the cashier and the vault clerk, while the burglar-proof metal doors protect the entrance to each vault. On these combination time locks are used. Some interesting figures were fur nished by one of the employes who is somewhat inclined to make computa tions. A cubic f 00 1 contains 4,684 stand ard silver dollars; packed in sacks of 1,000 each, $4,100 are required to fill the same spar?. At tSf( dnpnrnient 1.000,000 of tJieoe dollars are estimated at 30 tons, and the contents of all tha vaults, if represented by silver dollars, putt higt h amount at 7(17,000,000, would weij-h 23,010 tons, This, loaded Into ordinary freight cars with a carrying capacity ft 20 tons, would require for tiuur a train of 1,150 cars, that would stretch along for a dis tance of a little more than seven miles. The experts in the issue division are ladies, whose daily task in handling notes means the actual counting of eight packages of 4,000 bills each, the close scrutiny of the seal, the careful watch of the serial numbers and, in tho case of old money, the instant de tection of counterfeit notes. Their hours of labor are from nine o'clock tmtil three, with an intermission of half an hour for luncheon. When hur ried some of these experts caa count 40,000 notes in a day. An expert counting at the rate of 40, 000 every working day would be en gaged for more than 52 years and 6 months counting tha above sum in dol lar bills. Notes in the issue division, after pass ing through the hands of the counters, are packed in bundles of 1,000 each and weigh 11 pounds. When, enveloped ia a manilla paper wrapper they measure 71, inches by 7 inches by 6 inches. The 767,000,000 if in one dollar notes would weigh 4,218'2 tons. ... .... 01le"i"cb cub" f JfoW' Is worth $-10; a cubic foot, $302,380, and a cubic yard is valued at $9,797,762.-Woshing- FOX HOUNDS. A Description of a Hunt That One's Blood Ttnele. Makos We became aware, from the shouts ot tho darkies, as they urged tho dogs into the thickets, that those animals had names of famous flavor, though their appelations had not been bestowed by one who possesaxl a fine sense of the historical or chronological unities, snys Lippincott's. "HI, yo' Clovis!" "Come hyar, Uncas!" "Git on, Erutus, giton! Yhatyo,siilkin"bout?" Thesa oj.watiorw wrc oewmpanird by sun dry i.L" l-!ivcrrd upoji tiie n-preuon-tativoa r.f tli!-; uwi other ruiwn d eiwiKH'ters. To such iu-s dj men's 11a ii .-i onr-f r.f tor lavtii. SiitT the disappearance of the hounds in the thicket, we rode slowly nloi-g 1 he devious ways : f the pine 1..:h1s, listen ing iiiUiutly ior thu-t peculiar canine cry which announces the discovery ol a trail. It was not long delayed, for gray fcxea are almost os numerous in eastern Virginia as rabbits are in, the western states. Suddenly, amidst the chorus of sharp, short yvlps, we heard a long-drawn, wailing cry which at night would be interpreted as a cry of the banshee, but which, ringing out on the air of a bright November mcrning, loses its ominous significance for every, one except the trail has been "struck." Ak the cry rose and swelled and was taken up by 30 other mouths, our slow-filing cavalcade becameeinthused with the life and animation of a cavalry company that has just received orders to cliargc. Reins were tightened, knees were pressed closer to the saddles, hats wen pulled down over ej-es and men leaned forward over their horses' necks like jockeys waiting for the fall of the starter's flag. WHERE TELEGRAPHY FAILED. It Might Do for Small Dandle and betters. There was a man who lived in London many years ago who had once been elected member of parliament, and never neglected an opportunity to em phasize the fact, says an exchange. He was quite an Infidel as to new dis coveries and the new sciences, being perfectly satisfied that if the world should turn over all tho water would spill out of his well, and only giving in to h team locomotives by nlow degrees. Put all the vials of hi. contempt were p.rel out upottl.e id-a of a telegraph, ami ho -u wort to eay that nolxnlv need try to come "the green" over him in that, way, for he had been au M. P. Finally a high roiul was built, and one day workmen began to put up telegraph poles right in front of his house and to stretch the wire. Hi exulting neigh bors promptly asked: "Well, old fellow, what do yon think of telegraphs now?" He was cornered, but he died game. Prawing himself up am inch taller, he said: "Gentlemen, when I was in parliament I gave thin subject my very attentive consideration, and I said then, as I eay now, that it may do for letters and small bundles, but It will never take a cotton bale never!" A Rabbit Stopped Fnmily Prarrra. "One Sunday we were all at regular family prayer. A sporting friend was visiting me, and he and I knelt, facing n low window with our elbows upon the sill. And from ronndacorner, lo, t&ere came up on us a coney,- and he reared up not two yard's from ns, and he heark ened unto the prayers, and he winked his nose at us, till my friend forgot himself and exclaimed: 'We kin catch that devil!' I threw up the window so hard that I cracked a pane, and out we leaped in red-hot chase. And the dear old archdeacon almost burst trying not to laugh, for he had seen tlhe rabbit, and was a keen sportsman withal. We ran that rabbit across four two-acre lots as hard as we could split, and at last we got him into deep snow, where he gave up and was captured alive. And, on looking back to the first fence we had cleared, I saw a fuzz of white whis kers above it, and heard a strong old voice shout: "They got. him! tfeey got hira!' " Outing. PASSING OF THE FAKE AUCTION. One Kind of Iiosineiw That U Happily and Permanently 8er"nded. Where has the jewelry auctioneer gone? Up to three ycar3 ago there were at least a dozen places on the South side where a gaudy display of watches, diamonds and revolvers in the windows called attention to a scarce ly less loud auctioneer withm. He stood on an elevation behind the counter; he had "cappers" both inside and outside tho place, and his sonorous tones were ringing nil the time. He watched the stream of passers-by on the street and "backed the play" of the cappers, ne sold all manner of watches, and he al ways "got the beet of it." Asa rule, says the Ch icago Tost, these salesmen wore excellent auctioneers and knew all the wiles of their craft. Up to two years ago some of them were still running, but they gradually faded out, and now there is not one, with the trifling exception of a Satur day night fling in West Madison street. They must do a good business, selling quantities of material at an excellent price. But there was an end of all things in their line and the jewelry auc tion has vanished. MONGOLIAN PHEASANTS Aro . Fast B scorning Popular aa American Game Birds. It I TUonaht They May Displace the Qnall aa Favorite with Eportumen Their First Introduction. Many sportsmen think t hat the pheas ant of the Mongolian kind will in a few j ears succeed the quail as the popular American game bird. The pheasant has not only its toothsome qualities to 1 eeommend it, but its beauty, in waving plumage of ravishing hues, aud there fore will prove a prize that every sports man will endeavor to secure when the season is once 0x:n for its slaughter. It has attracted the intention of our sporting men for majy years, in eon se'piencc of it! successful intm'hiction on the Pacific slope, and now iiiauy eae tern states are in traducing the Mon golian bird in! 0 their domains. In Ohio alone over 20i) birds were liberated this year. Mongolian pheasants are well worth nil the expense and care tha.t may be ex pended upon them. They evidently rank next to the birds of paradise in beauty, and in fact are too handsome to bt made targets of. The male bird has the cheeks naked und of the brightest scarlet, minutely specked with black; the crown of the head is bronze green; on each side of the occiput a tuft of dark golden-green feathers, capable of being erected at pleasure, and very conspicuous in the airing season; upper part of the neck dark green, glossed with purple and violet blue; lower part of the neck, breast and flanks, deep reddish orange, chowing in some positions beautiful re flections of light purple; each feather bordered and terminating v.'ith pansy purple; center of the belly and thighs blackish brown; center of the back and scapular feathers black or br.pwnirh black, surrounded with a yellowish white band and bordered with a deep reddish orange; lower. part of the back and upper tail covert . green, inter mingled with brownish orange and pur ple red; tail feathers brown, crossed by bands of black and fringed with red dish brown; bill pate yellow; legs and toes grayish black. The female has cheeks covered with small, closely set feathers, and the whole of the plumage yellowish brown, mingled with differ ent shades of gray, brown and black. The Mortrolinn pheasant was first in troduced into thib country by Judge O. N. Denny, who was our consul general at Shanghai. He, while there, be e;.mt tVepJy interested ill the jarire va riety .f exquisitely phrmrged food birds of that section of the globe, and deter mined to introduce the hardiest, the most lootlibome, and the most prolific bird. Into the United States. His first experiment in 1881 was a failure, but in 1SS2 heeelectexl from nine varieties the Chinese ring-necked pheasant, the Mon golian, which is now called in Oregon, in compliment to the introducer, the Denny pheasant. There were but 28 of these, and they all arrived safely at .'Portland, Ore. They were immediately libera ted among the grain fields and semi-brush-eovered and wooded prairie at jTudge Denny's brother's ranch in Linn county, there to adapt themselves or go out of exist ence. Nothing was seen of the new birds for two' years, and then here and there In different portions' of the country shy .little coveys made their appearance, and bef ore five years elapsed the cucket- lhg of the bnlliant-plumaged male birds was far more commonly heard than that of their own native grouse. It should be said that through Judge Denny s instrumentaUty the legisla ture passed a law protecting the new pheasant for a period of five years, and at the expiration of tffiat time, again at his suggestion, the time was extend ed for another interval of equal length. At the end of ten years Oregon was lit erally alive with the Mongolian pheas ant, which delights the heart of every sportsman with its swift and rapid flight and tempts the most epicurean palate by its delicious white flesh. Newark Call. BLUNDERING ENGLISH. The Gross WIno ot the Nmul Da tive Case of Pronoun. "There is one ext remely common mis take in English which always fills me with sadness when It does not fill me with vexation," said the man who tries to be careful in his use of language. "X da not like to preach general discourses on the use of bad language, because I do not feci safe, and one's sermon in such a case is so likely to be a ridiculous ex ample of the thing complained of. Put this mistake is so gross and palpable that anyone with an elementary knowledge of grammar should recog nize it. The thing which makes it pe culiarly sad or vexatious is the fact that the error is often made by persons who make some pretense of using good English. Half or 75 per cent, of the school teachers, I will venture to say, make this mistake. It is the use of such expressions as 'Between you and I,' 'They asked you and I to come,' or 'Let you and I go, or, more horrible still, They saw ho and I uptown.' In other words, it is the use of the nomina tive form of the pronoun as the object of a preposition or a verb. "The reason for this is obvious. It is known that ignorant persons use such expressions as 'Him and me went up town," or 'you and me was seen. Peo pie learning that such expressions are incorrect somehow get the notion that it is never correct to use such a form as Royal makes the food pore, wholesome sad dcllcioaa. fill FOWOIB Absolutely Pure pnwrwft rf . f.w von. yo:i and me,' or 'him and her,' or 'fh-em and me.'. They feel guilty whenever -they are caught using such a couibina- -tion of words, and doubtless if they; heard a person say: 'They asked him.: and me to come to the dinner,' which alone is correct, they would have a sense that an error had been made. They get to feel that the conjunction 'and' lias -a kind of double action control, govern Ing the nominative case at both ends. A little reflection would remind them that this word has nothing at all to do with the cases. , "A sure cure of this bad habit is to -drop the 'and'-and use each of the pro nouns alone. What person.forinstancc.i' who would say: They asked you and" I to come, would also Say: 'They asked I to come,' or what person who would' ivithout hesitation says ;'Let you and I, go,' could ever be caught saying: Let I go?" .Many of the people who use 'you; and 1 ns the object of a verb would not go so far as to-say : They asked he and I if we would come,' but there are per-, sons who go this length and display an annoying sense of superiority in doing -it. They feel that there is something -elegant about the combinations, 'He' and I,' 'She and I,' and 'They and I,' and scorn the humble accusative forms, yet even these would hardly say r : "They saw he,' or 'They saw I,' tr 'They saw she,' or "They saw they.' Why in the world, then, should the 'and' make any difference in their speech? This Is a point to which It would be well for. teachers of English to give their atten tion." Indianapolis 'News. ' A YAMAGATA BABY, i flora !o California to the Danphtcr of - l upous Japan 9 Ftold MarnhM. Porn on Sunday, November 1.1, at Ca'.lrti.d, Cal., to Matsuko Yamajrnta, (laughter of Marquis Yamugata., field marshal of Japan, and wife of Yoskira, Punakoshi, vice consul of Japan, a- son, weight nine pounds; mother and child are doing well, says the New York Journal. Not this message exactly, but its sub stance arrived in New York, destined by . cable for the distinguished commander of the Japanese; army, and presumably he was for that day at least the happiest . man in the mikado's realm. This child is the only heir of the famous Japan ese families of Funnkoshi and Yania gata. The mother is the only child of the marquis, who is awidower. And be has an adopted son who will per petuate his name. The daughter, ot the, marquis is about IS years of age and her husband is 2S. " She was educated in Miss Prince's Erg lish school for girls in Tokyo, and her husband spent eight years in. the uni versities of Berlin, Strasburg and Tu bingen. He speaks German almost a, fluently as Japanese and English quite well, understanding it perfectly.. It is an interesting fact in this conv nection that Li Hung Chang, Grandpa Yamagata's Chinese diplomatic rival, has also an adopted son. A littto Li just now would make the whole worll talk. . Before 1833 Spain was one of the, great powers. Between 1833 and 187i ' there were actually 39 rebellions, " changes of government and coups d'etat. Since 1833 Spain has declined in th scale of nations, and now ranks little, more than a third-rate power. A glorious tribute, indeed, to the wisdom, of interfering with the settled succes sion. In order to understand the pres ent condition of Spain, we have only to read the daily papers. On tliconehand, in Madrid, we see u titular sovereipi Btruggling ineEectually with an empty treasury to stave off bankruptcy, mak ing futile attempts with a discredited army to subdue his rebellious colonics, and relying upon martial law to cruK'i civil anarchy, which, be it remembered, U ever the result of bad governmenr incompetent and tyrannical police, ac t especially of corrupt finance and of tax ation pressing too heavily on the class least able to bear it. On the other hand. in Venice, we see the king waiting un- til the moment shall arrive for him to' make his final essay to save his coun try from the distress with which tho queen regent has proved herself unable to cope. Fortnightly Review. A Hopefnl BlgrB. ' Oklahoma Belle I think pap'a a. goin' ter f aver y, BUI, over all the otihtor ' fellers. I've been a talkim" to him about -ye, and he never said nothla', but I know ' he likes ye. Squatter Bill' How d'yer know," Nanec? 1 "I told him ye was commln' 'round tornight, and he loaded up hie gun witW squirrel shot instead ov bnck." Detroitj Free Press. -- '