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NO. 28.
Florikce, - - Abizona.
Oflioe hi the Coart House.
JYB AND EAR. f-fcenlx, Arizona?
resilience at hospital Violence, Ariania
I'liblie and lom-eymvM-r, iJwuey vim
-swered promfrtly riar or niclit. Residence
la ho Ouilds knudini; Jst ok or C. R.
Aiichea A Co., ftre, Florence. A. T.
The Valley Bank,
Capital, - - - $100,000
Surplus, ... 25,000
Wh. Chmstt, President.
M. H. Sherman, Vice-President.
XL W.MxsaiMQEB, Cashier.
Raoatva Deposits,
. Make Collections,
Bay and Sell Exchange,
Discount Commercial Paper and do a
General Banking Business. Office
Hours, 0 a. m. to 3 p. m.
American Exchange National Bank, N. Y.
The Anglo-California Bank, San Francisco,
California. .
Am. Exchange Natl Bank, Chicago, Ilk
First National Bank, Los Angeles.
Bank of Arizona, Prescott, Arizona.
Wheeler & Perry,
Wholesale Dealers in
Buying entirely In carload lots, and with
the Tuesoniobbers' tariff, enables 11s tn Inv
down goods In Florence and vicinity at less
man iauiornia prices.
Elliott House,
(South Side Railroad Track.)
Casa Grande, - Arizona,
W. V. ELLIOTT, Proprietor.
First-class Accommodations for
Commercial Travelers and the Gen
eral Public.
Rooms newly furnished and kept neat and
clean. Table supplied with the best the mar
ket affords by an excellent American cook.
(Opposite Postoffice.)
SING LEE, Proprietor.
Everything neat and clean. Splendid cook
ing and polite attention.
Regular Meals, 25 Cents.
The best and Cheapest Bread in town (five
cents a loaf). Cakes and Fies a
Geo. Koliler,
Furnishes Your House Complete,
Furniture, Carpets,
Cor. Stone Ave. and Congress Sts.
General Merchandise,
Corner Main and 12th streets.
Antonio, Chinaman
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.
Patronng 'if Commercial men Hurt 'lie gen
eral pu'ouc respecrnutj H.m-u;u.
Of Tucson, Arizona.
Capital Stock, -. - - 50,000
Surplus and Profits, - - 7,500
Babbok M. Jacobs, President.
Fbsd FLEISHMA5, Vice-President.
Lionel M. Jacobs, Cashier.
J. M. Obmsby, Assistant-Cashier.
Transacts a General Banking Business.
..-1 ...1 .... ..1, In f.aiuf.n T1t" Km..
eign and Domestic Bills of exchange.
Accountsol maiviauuis. x ilium auu vui
porations solicited.
Rooms Furnished,
Everything First-Class.
Improvements Added
Nicely Furnished Parlor for the Ac
commodation of Guests.
Only White Help Employed
f L50 and upward according to room.
Stage anfl Livery Go.
Florence ?nd Casa Grande
Livery, Feed &
Sale Stables
Florence and Casa Cranae.
European Plan.
GEO. H. A. LUHRS, Proprietor.
Corner Center and Jefferson Streets,
Phoenix, Arizona.
Leading fcminess and family hotel In Ari
zona. Located in the business center Con
tains one hundred roams.
Tunnel Saloon.
l. G. KEATINC Proorietor
Meat Market.
Main Street, adjoining Tbibunb Office
HENRY W. BRADY, - - - Proprietor.
Choicest Beef, Pork and Mutton
a Specialty.
Pinal t'oauty Rollding jt Loao
Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
I . T. Whittemobk, President,
C. D. Rsfpy, Vice President.
D. C. Stbvbhs, Treasurer
H. D. Cassiday, Secretary and Attorney
Directors: Rev. I. T. Whittemore, C. D.
Reppy, H. D. Cassiday, D. C. Stevens. J. M.
Lile, C. G. Powell and R. T. Bollen.
Office: With H. D. Cassiday.
Directors' regular meetings, first Monday
Ineach month at 7 o'clock p. m
An Exciting Scene on a Great
Battleship. j
How a Thlrten-Inch Cannon Throw
a Projectile Weighing 1,100
rounds-Clearing for
"I am told," said Capt Itigginson, of
the battleship Massachusetts, now of
the flying squadron, "that the Indiana
put n shell from her 13-inoh pun
through a target at 2,000 yards, anil
then went through the same hole with
a -ecorid shell. Pretty good work for
one of these fellows," and the muscular
little captain stroked Uie inuzj-Je of one
of the four 13-ineh guns that make up
the main battery of the big ship of the
Don't get out a tope measure or a foot
rule and measure off 13 inches and
wonder to what portion of the gun that
refers, because it would avail you little;
but rather listen to the account of the
stuDendousness of this greatest engine
of destruction, of modern days. A "13
inch breech-loading rifle," as the big
gest gun used in the navy is technically
described, is a piece of metal weighing
136,000 pounds, a few inches over 39
feet in length, and with a powder space
13.5 inches in diameter and 80.8 inches
The only reference to 13 inches is in
the diameter of the steel projectile fired.
This monstrous gun throws a projectile
that weighs 1,100 pounds, and the
amount of powder consumed for each
shot so fired is 520 pounds. The explo
sion of this powder sends this weight
of 1,100 pounds of metal from the muz
zle at tbc speed of 2,100 feet per sec
ond, and with an energy of 33,627 tons
enough to send it through 24 inches of
steel at 1,000 yards, and 21 inches at a
mile distant; and while the mechanism
of this gun Is complicated, and while
every part after every shot must be
cleaned, so complete is the discipline
aboard that it may be fired once every
three minutes. And there am four of
these terrible engines.
It is a bright, clear day, and the Mas-
sachuetts has sighted an enemy's war
ship. The preliminary work of clearing
for, action has been accomplished; rail
ings, ladders and boats are down and
have been Btowed away, and everything
movable hi thejbig ship fastened. Th,
ments closed, the electric plants for
"gating the ship, turning the turrets
and working the ammunition lifts,
started; the ammunition magazines
opened, and, lastly, the sick bed pre
pared. In the forward turret with the preat
pair of 13-inch rifles stands a crew of
12 men, sis to each gun. In the hood of
the turret, just above the men, sits a
senior oiheer and a junior officer. "Si
lence!" is the first command, and grim
ly the half-naked men of the gun crew
stand behind the guns. "Cast loose and
provide," "sharply rings the order, and
every man is instantly working.
The gun captain and numbers two,
tnree and four, who are the practical
gunners, unshackle the great monster
irom its peace fastenings; one sees that
repair tools and cleaners are placed,
gets water and hose ready; another
opens the safety valves and exhaust
pipes, starts the smoke fan, and ships
the sight; and another provides drink
ing water and docs a dozen other things.
But all is done within a space of four
minutes, and again each man in his
place stands like a statne of bronze.
The ammunition has come up pre
pared with fuses, and then come the or
ders, In quick succession: "Open
breech, sponge, land shell." The great
hydraulic rammer pushes in the big
1,100-pound steel projectile. "Load
first cartridge," and the brown pow
der, one-half the quantity necessary,
goes in. "Load second cartridge," and
in goes the second. "Down lift," and
the ammunition carriage goes down for
more. "Close breech," comes the order
quickly, and followed io an instant by
"Prime," when the captain ptrfaintbe
electric primer.
Turn the captnin of the pun, stein?
everybody dear, says "Ready," and the
officer iu the hood above responds with,
"Point." Slowly both turret and gun
are moved until the range finder indi
cates that the muzzle Is pointing at the
enemy. Then, quick as a flash, the offi
cer in the turret hood closes the electric
circuit and the big projectile goes on its
path of destruction. George Edward
Graham, in Leslie's Weekly.
A Buoy's Long Journey.
The inhabitants of the lnnelv id,. i
St. Kilda were astonished not long ago
at the appearance of a great blood-red.
wuiKui uujeui nociing on the wild At
lantic billows to the westward of the
isle. With much difficult rtflr.i;.i
was brought to shore, and, as the St.
Kildans had never before seen such a
nueer-lookinc thi no- and emit? mntr. ns
guess as to its purpose or place in the
scale of created things, they indulged in
wild visions of its valuable nature. But,
when the factor came across on his
yearly visit from the neighboring but
distant island of Great Britain, he iden
tified it as a great iron buoy, which, it
subsequently appeared, had broken
away from its moorings in New York
harbor and drifted in the gulf stream
across tne Atlantic. It had taken two
years in the passage. Chicago Inter
Ocean. . --i.
A Sanctnnry of Safety for the Csar
of All the Russians In Time
of Troubles. .
The palace of Gatschina cannot be
compared with such castles as Ver
sailles, Sanssouci or Schoenbrunn. It
has nothing .of the artistic embellish
ment of the one, the historical memories
of the other or the landscape beauty
and comfort of the third. Situated iu
the middle of a wide and desert plain, it
has no pretty surroundings, and, built
without luxury, its exterior does not
make an imposing impression. Gats
china lies between Tsarskoje Selo and
Krasnoje-Selo, and the roads from eaeli
of these places to the imperial palace,
which have private court iaihvay sta
tions, are "placed under particular su
pervision, and may not be used except
by the court. A high wall incloses the
park, ia the center of which is the
palace, and this wall is protected by
patrols, which never leaTe the outer
circle nor the park itself for one mo
ment out of sight.
Kntrance is only permitted by special
order. Though the superintendence is
so strict, it is said that the inhabitants
of the palace are not, and must not be,
aware of it. Their pleasures and com
forts are not impaired by it, and all the
amusements that could be agreeable to
the emperor and his family drives,
hunts, riding and rowing, evening par
ties, theatrical representations, etc.
cau be partaken of. Adjoining the
well-tended park is an' extensive wood
like the park, surrounded by a wall
and guarded. In the park itself are two
lake-like basins of water;' the palace
contains splendid saloons, and two col
onnades which afford agreeable prom
enades in bad weather; all this aids in
preventing the inhabitants from feel
ing anything of the anxious and never
tiring supervision held over them and
the want of more charming surround
ings. Sometimes the royal family .Inhabit
Peterhof, but always return to Gats
china. Peterhof Is more magnificent,
Oranienbauin prettier, but Gatschina is
considered safer and quieter. For many
years before the accession of Alexande
IU. the palace had been unused; he
caused it to be restored and comfort
ably furnished. It has been seldom
spoken of and scarcely more was known
of it than that the imperial hounds were
kept there. The Gatschina race was
celebrated, and a dog from the imperial
area unie lor imrtun u -,-; '
' .Still Gatschina baa its history. Peter
the Great made a gilt of it to his fa
vorite sister, Jsatalie; Catherine 1L gave
it to her favorite Orloff, who furnished
it at great expense, and built additional
edifices, by which, after the plans of the
Italian architect, Iiinaldi, It received
quite a different form. After OrlofTs
death the empires rebought it from bis
family and gave it to Archduke Paul,
who inhabited it for some length of
time. The palace forms a long square,
at each corner of wbfch fs a stately
tower. The dwelling rooms are in three
stories. The colonnades run along the
sides, and the pillars are of Finland
marble. The rooms are not architec
turally beautiful, but are adorned with
valuable pictures and sculpture from
the imperial hermitage in St, Peters
burg, from the Anitschkow palace and
from the winter palace. The views are
limited by the park and wood, which,
however, have been beautifully laid out
by the celebrated St, Petersburg land
scape, gardener. London News.
Military Powder.
Of powders now made, there are prob
nbly a hundred kinds. They may be
divided, however, Into three clasees
blasting, sporting and military. The
military powders look as little like or
dinary gunpowder as it is possible to
conceive. That intended for the 30
caliber rifles, with their lead-pencil bul
lets and 2,000-yard none of. are, is a
very good imitation of clean. veRnw
well-grained sand.' Then there is a
powder intended for similar use that is
of reddish brown, and is rnt ln T,;
minute squaTes. Powder to be usedl in
some oi the field cuns looks like nniM.i,
in the world to much as sheet glue, one
tixtceuth of an inch thk-k and broken
into irregular bita. The powder for
tue iiotciikiss gun is in blocks, one
fourth of an inch square and as solid
as "coal. There is a gpherodical kind,
vvhos-e groin is something lnrger than
an onlinnry masbk. It ioaks.like a bit
r lead, hardenedl info globular form.
This i also a field-piece powder. The
13-fnch. guns take the brown prismatic
and the black prismatic. Che black,
which is the quicker of the two, is used
merely for purposes of ignition. These
powders ore called "prismatic," be
cause they are many-sided, like a
prism. Each grain has a hole through
its center, also an aid to the general
ignition. A grain of these powders is
one inch in height and two inches in cir
cumference. These explosives ore of
saltpetre and charcoal bases. They
wake much smoke and much noise.
Golden Days.
New Habits of Birds.
Starlings, which have been newly in
troduced into New Zealand, are acquir
ing a taste for honey, and an entomolo
gist says that he has observed the birds
killing" and conveying bumblebees to
their nest to feed their young. The tui,
or parson bird, has been detected in a
similar act. The case is quoted as il
lustrating how new habits are acquired
or family habits are developed in some
species of birds when certain condi
tions are present Chicago Kecord.
A Comparison Between America
and Other Countries.
Tike Effect of Grade Crossing In Con
nection with Accidents Small
Knmber of Fntnlttiee la
Great Britain.
With the casualties that are properly
classified as due to grade crossings are
generally included accidents to trespass
em that is. to persons who attempt to
cro or walk at grade upon the in.es be
tween the prescribed crossings. IWs
class of accidents forms a )ar;e factor
in the sum total cf deaths and injuries,
and great care is talced by the foreign
companies to protect the public in this
particular. Fully one-third of all the
accidents to persons on the English
roads belong to this class; and while it
is generally regarded that these acci
dents are the result of carelessness oh
the part of those who take the risks of
entering1 upon the lines, it is ncverthe-
ness noticeable that no reasonable pre
cautions are neglected. In America, as
a whole, scarcely anv provision w made
for preventing this class of accidents.
In the state of Massachusetts alone
there are about half as many deaths
from this cause as in the whole of Great
Britain and Ireland; and during the
last 15 years nearly one-half of all the
fatalities upon the railways in- that
state have been of this class, liy averag
ing the fatalities occurring in Great I
Britain and Germony, antl comparing
with the average for Massachusetts and
Connecticut, the proportion is about as
seven to one in. favor of the loreign
countries. Certain classes of accidents
are bow almost unknown in Germany.
Accidents to pedestrians at road cross
ings, or to passengers from crossing tin
tracks ;at stations, are hardly possible
at the present time. Any one attempt
ing to walk upon the track is sure to be
stopped, and very severe penalties are
imposed for any defiance of the orders
of an employe
In this connection a few broad com
parisons are very significant.- In the
city of Buffalo, for instance, it was re
ported, a few years ago, that CI fatali
ties -occurred at grade crossings in, 18
months, being two more than the num
ber reported for the whole of Germany
for the previous five years. Again, in
th-t,nwwrt.t the terminal commission
Chicago, it waa stated thatoveF'zSo
people lost their lives at the grade cross
ings in that city in 1891 This is nearly
as many fatalities as occurred in the
whole of Great Britain and Ireland
from the same cause during the suc
ceeding five year. These figures seem
' to indicate that these two cities afford
from three to five times as many fatali
ties of this class as the whole of Great
Britain and Ireland and Germany com
bined. Generally speaking, the objections to
grade crossings were clearly foreseen
In England, and the remedies were ap
plied in the cities when the railways
were established. In the country dis
tricts there are still a consiedrable num
ber of grade crossings. They are by no
means so numerous, nowever, on the
continental lines. Under the regula
tion of railway nets, 1SG8 and 1871, a
penalty of 40 shillings is provided for
the offense of entering or being upon a
railway, except for the purpose of cross
ing the same at some authorized cross
ing. It is provided, however, that the
offending party thill first have been
warned by the agents of the company.
This latter fact somewhat reduces the
efficiency of the regulation, as it is
often difficult to give satisfactory proof
of warning.
The board of trade have made regula
tions and recommendations as to the ar
rangements at stations, and regarding
the protection of grade crossings where
they exist. Platforms are to be not less
than three feet above rail level, except
in rare instances. Each passenger
track is to have its separate platform,
and stress is laid upon the principle
that passengers should find it difficult,
and always unnecessary, to descend
upon the tracks. The character of
gates, and the manner of operating
them, are prescribed. Private road
eros6in(rs are also provided with gates;
and under the law of 1S45 a penalty is
provided for persons who neglect to
close them after passing through, and
persons using them enter upon the
track at their own risk; The compai-a-tive
freedom from accidents of all
classes on the English roads is due to
much investigation by parlimentary
commissions, many of the reports by
these commissions being very sugges
tive and valuable. Among other tangi
ble results of these investigations has
been a wise extension, in 1S71, of the
powers of the railway department of
the board of trade. Since that time, and
largely through the efforts of the board,
there has been a marked decrease in
railway casualties throughout Great
Britain, as indicated by the statistics
covering these matters. Franklin B.
Locke, in Century.
The wonderful stridps ni in
science of gunnery since 1640 are shown
Lw . 1 A . a 1 ..... .
uj jbcs mat ai mat period a 68
pound projectile fired with a charge of
18 pounds of powder gave a muzzle ve
locity of between 1,000 and 1,100 feet a
second, while at the present day a 100
pound shell, fired with 143 nnunti nP
cordite, gives a muzzle velocity of 2,630
ikkii a secona. uoston imdget,
Royal makes the food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
"i is
a mim W
n las, Zm ot.
Absolutely Pure
pws BAKtso powftf p rn., wrw vrcw.
A New Way the Thieves) of Pnrla Have
of Getting the Bsrglar
Into the Hosts.
Two well-dressed" men from Parib
drove up to the best hotel in a country
town in the department of the Eure, re
lates a Paris correspondent, and en
gaged a double-bedded room. They de
posited a very heavy trunk in a corner,
and then went out to see the town, tell
ing the landlady, a widow, that they
would return at night But nightcanie
and the two men did not come back at
the time specified. The" landlady wait
ed, much surprised, and kept her estab
lishment open after the usual hour for
closing.- -This was soon observed by
the local gendarmes on duty, who en
tered the hotel and reminded the pro
prietess of the place that the curfew, or
its modern substitute, had tolled' the'
knell of parting day, and that it was '
full time to extinguish lights in all inns
and cafes. The widow said she was
waiting for two men who had left a; big ;
trunk behind them. This caused the
gendarmes to reflect a little. One of
them, well versed in criminal annals,
suddenly remembered the Gouffe case.'
He also thought of the young stamp col
lecteor who was murdered m Paris a
few years since, and whose body was
thrust into a trunk. Anxious to 6ecure
all the credit of a discovery which might
lead to promotion and glory, the gen-
darme learned in criminal lore asked
. t h widow to let him see the trunk, and
toiu his companion to wait for him at
the bar or buvette of the hotel. The
landlady accordingly fed the man to
the room, and he began to gauge the
weight of the big box, when suddec'v
the lid flew up and out jumped a wir
little man, who brandished a bigrevoh
er "in his right hand. The wid;;
screamed and the gendarme was terr.
porarily thrown off his guard, but 1
soon pulled himself together and gra r
pled with the person who had been aci
ing jack-in-the-box. The other gtr
darme, hearing the landlady's shriek ;
and the scuffling overhead, was soon c.
the scene of action and helped his eel
league to manacle the mysterious p- -son
who had jumped out of the tru-: :,
and to take him to the lockup. Th rc
the fellow refused to give his name .-r
to say anything about his companions
who are supposed to have returned t j
Paris, leaving him to plunder the inn
when the owner and her servants werr:
asleep. St. Louis Republic.-
Homesi of the Anthracite Miners.
Each little house, with the boxes.-cubby-holes,
and fences about it, has
been built by the man who lives in it.
And! he is a laborer,- a etruggler for
mere existence, not deft in the use of
tools, nor with an eye for the sym
metrical, nor with an appreciation for
anythin? bevond the mnt nrimal fot-
of living. The roofs of the buildings
miiui o.i an angles, with no two sides of
hhe same length or deflection. One por
tion will have eaves. wTvilo lt
ion will scorn the luxury. The same
lucougTuny prevails everywhere. Some
of the small openings used fior windows
are liigh, wli'le others are low. Cue
door will cpea in, and another out.
The hiugee h;ive evidently come from
the company scrap-pile, and thestaples"
and latches and Iwks from the same
source. Some of tie roofs have shin
gles, others wcat aer-bor rds, while
others tire Joraitd of great pieces of
rusty sheet-iron. Jay Hambridte, ir
Tea. Dish.
Two ounces of butter, four ounces .
bread crumbs, eight ounces of ch.
one cupful of sweet milk and tv..
eggs. Cut the butter and cheese i
Email pieces and put i;i a large lit . i
with the bread crumbs. Pour on tl.
the scalding milk and odd the
beaten yolks of the eg s ai;! a iit'i.
salt. Mix well together, tou the ! h ;
of the stove and stir until all is dis
solved, then add the whites beaten to t
stiff froth. Put in a buttered pie plai
and bake 20 minutes in a hot ove
Serve immediately. Boston Herald.
Thousands of Trial Records.
In the bis- roomnftl, .ri,:..! .
in Paris, known as the tomb, where a"
-uc uucuments relating to secret tri::
are stowed awav. a. ivhoia .
cats is quartered by order of the f .-
a rs. i-- J. . ,
lu protect the papers fr - -,
rats. These cats live
commanded by a splendid animal calle.
Joseph, w ho is death on rats. The place
contains 109,600 dossiers of yariousi
trials. N. Y. Sun.

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