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NO. 27.
11. n. CASSIUAY,
Flohbmcb, - . Arixoba.
OHice lu tijo Conrt House
YYE AND EAR, Plienix, Arizona?
-A residence at hospital Florence, Arizona
Publio and Conveyancer, Dndleyviilr,
A . T.
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,
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.
American Exchnnire National Bank. N. T.
The Anglo-Calif oruia Bunk, Sun Francisco.
Am. Exchange Nat'l Bank. Chicago, I1L
' First National Hank. Los Angeles.
Hank of Arizona, freseott, Arizona.
Wheeler & Perry,
Wholesale Dealer in
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.
(Opposite PostofEce.)
SING LEE, - - Proprietor.
Everything neat and clean. Splendid cook
ing and polite attention.
Regular Meals, 25. Cents.
The bent and Cheapest Bread In town (five
cento a loaf). Cakes and Pies a
Geo- 3T. Koliler,
Furnishes Your House Complete.
Furniture, Carpets,
OEORdE E. KOliLER, - Tucson,
Cor. Stone Aye. and Conprress Sts.
General MerGhanilise,
Corner Main and 12th streets.
Antonio, Chinaman
General lerctoffise,
Corner 9th and Bailey streets,
Florence, - Arizona
Florence Hotel,
Newly Furnished and Refitted.
Will be run
Table supplied with the best
the market affords.
Elegantly Furnished Rooms
Bar Constantly Supplied . With
the Choicest Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
Patroimee of Comrno reWl men and the prcn
erai puiilic reictf ally solicited.
Of Tucson. Arizona.
Capital Stock, - - $ 50,000
Surplus and Profits, 7, 500
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.
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.
Stage and LiT6U Co.
Florence jml Casa Grande
Livery, Feed &
Sale Stables
Florence and Casa Crande.
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.
J. G. KEATINC Proprietor
Meat Market,
Main Street, adjoining Tribune Office
HENRY W.BRADY, Proprietor.
Choicest Beef, Pork and Mutton
a Specialty.
I'lnal County Iluilding dc Loao
Florence, Pinal County,
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
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
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-
A Description of a Hunt That
One's Blood Ttnele.
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.
It Might Do for Small Dandle and
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
"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.
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.
Aro . Fast B scorning Popular aa
American Game Birds.
It I TUonaht They May Displace the
Qnall aa Favorite with
Eportumen Their First
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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. -- '

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