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VOL. VIII. FLORENCE, PINAL COUNTY, AEIZONA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1899. NO. 7. PROFESSIONAL CARDS- DR. ANCIL MAI1TIN, JYB AND EAR. Phoenix, Arlion. GEO. M. BROCRWAY, PHYSICIAN AND SCWQEON. Offl ha residence at hospital Florence. Arixona GEO. SCOTT. TCSTICR OR THR PEACE, NOTARY Publio end Conveyancer, Dd(yvillr, DOCTOR MORRISON. TJHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. All Calls an swered promptly day or night. Residence In the Guilds hiillillne Joft he f C. R. UicheaA Co., store. Flore nr, A. T. The Valley Bank, Capita!, Surplus, $ 100,000 25,000 TFa. Chhistt, President. M. H.ShehHaS, tce-President, U. W. MsasrSGSR, Cashier. Receive Deposit, Make Collec-tittM, Buy and Sell Exckango, Discount Commercial Paper and do a General Banking Business. Office Hours, 9 a. m. to S p. la. C0BBSSP0SDIST8. American Exchange National Bank, N. Y. The Aaelo-CaliforniaBauk, San Francises, California. Am. Exchange Nat'l Bank, CMcaga, IB, . First National Bank, Lei Aareles. Bank of Arizona, Prescatt, Arixona. THE Gader Management of Dr. GEO. W. BROCKWAT, Completely Restocked With Drugs, Patent Medicines, . Tmlpt lrticlps- Parfiinwu-iau Blank Books, Stationery, Cirjars, Etc. NOVELTIES ORDERED FRGW TlHETO TIME. iClliott House, (South Side Railroad T-raok.) Casa Grande, - Arizona, W. . ELLIOTT, Propria, First-class Accommodations for Commercial Travelers and the Gen era! Public Rooms nelriy varnished and kept neat and clean. Table supplied with the besttbe mar ket affords by an excellent America cook. Corner Saloon. Tom Wicks' Old Stand, Florence, -: - AriiofW,. Headquarters for the Gang. The finest of "Wines, Liquors and Cigars. O.IIGHEA& CC DEALERS IN EAL I Corner Main and 12th streets. Florence. - - Arizona- Building & Loan A-ssociation. Florence, Pinal County, Arixona, I.T. Whittkmobs, President, C. D. Ksppy. Secretary. D. C. Sjxvins, Treasurer. Directors: Rev. I. T. Whittemore. C. I. Reppy, l. C. Stevens, F. M. L'oun and B. 1. liollen. - Olfice: At Ft.obbsc Tbibuhs office. Directors' regular meetings, first Mondaj in each month at 1 o'clock p. m. G. E. AllCULO'S Meat Market, Main Street, Florence. Is eonsta jtly supplied with Fat Beef, which will be furnished customers at the lowest cash prices. We buy for cash and are com pelled to sell for cash, and will use our best endeavors to guarantee satisfaction to our customers. Antonio, Chinaman DEALER IN I Florence PnarmaGy General eMaiise General ercbaniise Corner 9th and Bailey streets, florence. - ? Arizona. TM. C. DAVIS, Vice-President. THE CONSOLIDATED NATIONAL BANK, or Tiioen, Arizona. Capital Paid Up. . $50,000. While the conduct of thebusinessot a bank honld be dictated by great care and pru deuce, a spirit of liberality is not incompati ble with true bank principles. This Is our theory, and our policy Is dictated along these lines, H. B. TENNEY. Cashier. ARIZONA CONSOLIDATED Stage anfl LiTery Go. HtOaRPORjLTKD 1892.) DAILY : STAGE BETWEEN Florence and Oasa Grande Livery, Feed & Sale Stables Florence anil Casa Crande. All Lee'sestanrant Opposite Thk Flomsck Tkibcnk office In P, R. Brady, Jr's., New Building. First-class in every respect. Meals 35 and SS cts. Ladle dining room. Corner 7th and Main street - Florence, - - Arizona. THE ARIZONA NATIONAL BANK, Or Tucson, Arixoaa, Capital Stock, - - 550,000 Surplus aad Profits, ,- - ?,50Q OFFICERS; Babkos H. Jacob, President, Fhbd FLBiHHJiiV, Tice-Pririent. LioSEf. M. 4ACos,C!ihier. J, M. 0sltY, Awistant-Cashler. TraasasU a Central Banking Business. Hakes telegraphic transfers. Draws For eign and Doneatie Bills of Exchange. Accounts of IaeHviduals. Firms and Cor porations Be Ho? ted. COMMERCIAL HOTEL European Plan. GEO. H. A. LUHRS, - - Proprietor. Corner Center and Jefferson Streets. Phoenix, Arizona. Leading basiness and family hotel in Ari xona. Located in the business center' Con tains one bnndredroems. Tunnel Saloon. CHOICE "WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. J. C. KEATINC, Proprietor. LEM WING CHUNG DEALER is Dry Goods, Groceries And Notions. Sell cheap for cash. Corner 10th and Bailey streets, Florence ... Arizona. MESA, FLORENCE AND - GLOBE STAGE LINE. Three Trips a week. Daylight Travel Leaves Mesa 5 a. m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Arrives at Florence at 11:30 a. m. Leaves Florence at 1 p, zn., arriving at Globe at 6 p. m., the following- day. Leaves Globe 8 a. in. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Arrives at Florence at 11a. m. the following day. Leaves Florence for Mesa at 1 p. m. Arrrives at Mesa at d q. ra. Statres stop over nieht at Riverside. Good accommodations given the traveling public. Stances eonnetrt with stages for Dudleyvllle. neuHon, iviitrainoiu, urucie ana xucson. Johnson Buofl, Agents at Mesa. Louis Sultan, Agc-nt at Globe. 1. C. SrmvxNS. Asent at Florence, M. P. FREEMAN, PrwidenU BALLAST ABOVE DUCKS. A New Idea That Is Receiving Atten. tlon In Marine Circle A Successful Teat. It Is only within the last few years that sailors havt discovered the great advantage of carrjiiig lailast on the decks of empty ships, says the Man chester Guardian. In sailing ship, of course, it is necessary to have the weight as low down in the hull as may be, for the object is to give the vessel "stiffness" and to counterbalance the pressure of the wind on her sails. Cut in steamers the weight of ballast need ed to prevent the ship from enpf''r is small; most of it is carried to im merse the p"0jic!U'r and to redac mil ling, and as a steamer's center of grav ity is g .!;(".-; ueartr to he? deW than to her keel, ballast on Oeck stead-. ies lir more than ballast at the ! bottom of tire hoM. ftoair captain, it is Hue, kliil refuse to Wi'.evc thai it ca-n be safe to carry weight so high up, but the number of trampst earners that go to sea with rubbish on their decks is steadily incressfcig. The Mancunia, which has just had her first experience of the Atlantic, is the first steamer in which provision for carrying waer ballast above the water line. The sides are double, and the space between the inner and cater skins can be filled or emptied at will, so that there is no occasion to cum ber her decks with solid ballast. Her captain's statement that this voyage in her was by far the most comfortable of 12 made by him ccrossthe Atlantic "in ballast," confirmed as it is by the record of the ship's clinometer, is cer tainly remarkable. CARTRIDGE BEER MUGS. The Bras. Shells Slcst Ilav. Been (Jad la the Late War to De the Ite.l Thing. TJI aTl the war relics which have deluged the country, tie new cartridge beer mugs-are the most unique. A fash ionable New York jeweler has discov ered that large cartridges lend them selves ta this purpose, and has prepared several attractive designs, says the New York World. Tbe cartridge beer mugs are made from empty six-pound shells. The cart ridges are a little more than three inches in diameter at the base and 'slightly rarrowtr at fie top, where the shell was placed. The opening is largo enough to drink from comfortably. It is the same size as the hole n:ade by. these six-pounder shot in the sides of the Sp.-.nish warships. The er.-'rirffes re made of -brass ir. orderj that they will stand the strain put upon i.ciii at me moment of explo sion without bursting. This quality of brass will take a higher polish than poorer grades of the metal. When pol ished, the mugs glisten like gold. Some of the new mugs are arranged with detachable bandies, so that the cartridge may be used as a vase. The enly other decoration is a silver baud on the front setting forth the history of the cartridge. The inscription records the name of the ship: HARD ON HIS KERVES. A Chicago Proof Reader Who Conld Kot Stand for Badly Punctu ated slgna. The old proof reader, who had been for more than a score of years correct-, ing the thousand and one minor errors which the haste of newspaper-making allows to creep into "copy" before it reaches the printer' bands, was a most methodical man, as proof readers are likely to be. He came to work at the tame hour and minute every evening, worked in the same methodical way and knocked off at the same time, start ing immediately for home with one par ticular chum. But one night he made a change in his mode of procedure, which was- the more remarkable com ing from him. It was the end of the week, and like all well-regulated printers, he bor rowed his weekly dollar and started for home. Cut instead of taking the near est road he struck off on a roundabout course. "What's the matter?" inquired" his partner, "why don't you go down Twelfth street to-night instead of tak ing 1 bis long route?" The proof reader hesitated a moment and then said: "Well, I'll ten you. I'm getting so 1 can't bear Twelfth street any more, the signs over the stores are so badly spelled and puictuated." UNLUCKY DAYS AND HOURS. A German Statistician Has Figured Out Juat When Accidents Are Moat Likely. Only a painstaking, plodding German Investigator would go to the trouble of trying to find out by statistics on what day of the week most accidents occur .and at what hour of the day. This is what has been, done by Dr. Wolff, of Strasburg. He bases his conclusions on 1.071 cases of accidents among the working classes. It thusappears that Monday is not less unlucky than Friday when it comes to nceidents, and for this fact be accounts by the statement that the dri- ' shops are most frequented by workmen in Germany on the days pre vious, viz., Saturdays, Sundays and Thursdays. Fewer accidents happen on Tuesday than on any other day of the week, be cause on no day are drinking houses so empty as on Monday. He has also discovered the remak able fact that the hoursafter breakfast, dinner and the afternoon, rest, are sig nalized by most accidents. He attributes this to the lassitude caused by the work of digestion, and to the use mnde by men of intoxicants during meal times. ne also establishes the fact that in factories where the meal hours are greatly curtailed there is an excess of accidents over the factories where the men are more liberally treated in this respect. A TERRIBLE PLANT. It Grows l Wxitio and Its Toato rropertl. Ar. Deadly In BiTrei. Among the plante of the earth prob ably cone possess stranger properties than the tolovatch of Mexico. Its' tox ic effects are remarkable as those as cribed to the fabled winter of the IjeJhe, only do they differ in that in stead of destroying the memory of the past, as the Letheon potion was sup posed to do. the talavntcb works a de struction of the memory of the things to come, and does not affect ihe inein rry of the pas. The victim knows no more of time, but that whith is in th pest before he has quaffed thissitrange and awful decoction. The physjea! functions are in no wise disturbed by its Rdminisitralion.butthemind hence forth becomes no longer receptive, and passing events are not noted by it, and no record is made in the realm of rea son as to what transpires. The vic tim often lives for years after having been "talavatched." but always livv in the past. Past delights are mostly dwelt upon aod conversed about. Sad indeed is the cas of a member of the royal family of Mexico, a relic of the day of the empire, who for years ha been, the victim of the effects of this wonderfiJ drug. She was poisoned with it by an unfaithful servant, and to-day lives in strict seclusion, still in her mind the proudi possessor of all the privileges of her deported nobility. TheTe is in Texas a plant of a similar species known as the loco weed, which, when eaten by borsea, always renders them insane, but produces no impair ment of body. CENTENARIAN PENSIONERS. The Queer Discovery That Has Just Been Made by the Spanish Min istry of Jn.tice. Annoltar! new die. The fact has jue?t been illu&txinteJ by a circular from the Sparli tulcsstry of ji;..e la the collective relates of Spain. A law was passed in t837 dealing with the Spanish national debt, according to which law there were certain nunvinSpanish con vents and sisterhoods' who heid a lien on the tate for a small-allowance to be paid by the treasury to each mem ber yearly. The circular goes on to state, in calm, official sityle. that in 1S37 the youngest of these religious ladies was 17, the eldest was 60. Between them comes a varying list of ages, and all these ladies, be it remembered, were state annuitants. And now we ere in 1S98, and not a single death ha been recorded in these 61 years. The nuns have with complete unanimity and uni formity paced peacefully through the oemtury, and remain a perfeot and u broken body of annuitanits"still. The youngest would be 78, the eldest 127 and almost all the others have scored their three figurea The treasury Ends scrirething suspicious in this unbroken succession of een.tonaria.na, costing it no less than 90.000 franc. Their lord ships are ashed for an explanation and the venerable nun are invited to fur nish proof that they really are alive, "failing which," rays the circular. abruptly, "ye shall be scheduled as dead." GRIP CAR FENDER, The New Device Picks Vp Hams and Other Thing s Which Fall from Waons. The untold and hitherto unsuspected possibilities of the stteet car fender as a collector of thine-s various washinted at by an occurrence, on Washington street the other day, whereby the gen tle gripman came out considerably ahead of the game, reports a Chicago paper. A market wagon laden to the guards with sides of beef and hams and barrels of tenderloin and other tilings edihle and every way pleasant to look upon even in their raw and unwashed condition was occupying the track in front of a Madison street cable train. The gripman sounded the gong lustily, and the driver of the meat wagon at tempted to pull out of the track to make way. But the grip was too close for comfort and it grazed the wagon, jarring the load and spilling half a dozen hams on ihe ground. The driver pulled up his horse hastily when he had cleared the track and jumped off to gather the preciousprod uce from the street, but two of the hams fell within the tracks and were promptly scooped up by the fender. The gripman threw his weight on the lever and the train shot along toward the west with the hams reposing safely on the steel carrier, probably to enrich the larder of the gripman. Now, if some one would drop an occasional overcoat or a barrel of flour now and then in front of a cable car the life of the gripman would be one long, purple holiday, . . Makes the food more delicious and wholesome ROYAL SAttmo wwosn CO., HEW VOSK. HOBSON-CRAZY. Glrle Las Off an Old I'nlforaa aa Souvenir of Their Naval Hero. An ensign on the New York recently ' had been acting as escort to severnl young women who were curious to see the ship, and as be passed the door of the room that Hobson occupied just before he sank the Mrrrimac the en sign casually mentioned the fact. The girls stopped at once and insisted upon entering. They sat on Hobson's chairs and bed, examined everything minute ly, and usked a hundred questions. "And this is Hobson's, too, isn't it?" eagerly asked one of them, looking at a woruout uniform hanging in the cor ner. The ensign murmured something which the girls took for "yes." "Oh. if 1 dared!" exclaimed the girl, hesitatingly, and then said, with sud den decision: "Yes, I will; I'm going to have a button." "A button!" exclaimed the leader of the party with some scorn. "Why, Mr. Hobson will never wear that uniform again. It's too old. I believe I'll take the whole coat." The others were silenced by this piece of daring, and all looked quickly toward the ensign. He merely smiled, but his silence was a sufficient consent, and they took possession of the coat. "If you are going to take the jc.rk.et. you had better take it all." suggested the ensign. "Hobson would have no use for the other part alone." And so they bundled it all up in a piece of brown paper and hurried off the ship, as if they feared the ensign would change his mind. "What are those girls lugging off with them?" asked the officer of the deck as the girls went down the gaup--plank carrying their package tenderly "Oh, that's a souvenir," answered the ensign, laughing. "It's a wimnnt uni form of some petty officer, but they think it's Ilobsen's, and insisted upon taking it. aDd I wasn't hard-hearted enough to disappoint them." BOYCOTT OF ROYAL ORIGIN. Tae.Meaaure Was Started br Bss glum'. Quean Against La Hade by Ma.hla.ry. The stamp of royal approval baa been placed upon the boyeoft, that en gine so often employed with effect in bloodless warfare. Queen Mark; Het riette of Belgium, seeing danger t-j many thousands of her people in the introduction of machines for making loce, wrote to her sister queens throughout Europe and received their cooperation io a, movement to boycoU the product of such machine. Since the advent of laceoeking machinery the number of lacemeker in Belgium and northern France hasdecreused by about 40,000, and many of these workers have been usable to secure employment Queen Marie therefore took the matter up and has met with no inconsiderable degree of success. Her majesty is one of the most accom plished women in Europe. Queen Marie Henrlette is the daughter of the late Archdmke Joseph of Austria. She is the mother of Princess Stephanie of Austria. The pope has recognized her with the Golden Rose of Virtue, the highest regard he could bestow upon her. She is noted for her fondness for horses, which she shows by giving equestrian enitertelnmenHs. She is also an ecithosiiastio musuolan and plays the harp and piano like a pro fessional. Some of her paintings are worthy of the Paris salon. Two years ago she i siaid' to have attempted sui cide because of the profligacy of her hib&band, King Leopold. RAG TIME, A Popular Negro Phrase of the Day That Bad Ita Origin la Span ish Music. "What is 'rag timer" the enthusi astic artist was asked, according to the Baltimore Sun. "Well, the extensive literature on this subject will explain it best. Now, here's a rag-time primer." At this juncture he produced a big piece of sheet niusie with the picture of a young man looking very unhappy in i dress suit. "This young fellow," pointing to the picture and reading, "claims to be the 'original instructor to the stage of the now popular rag time in Ethiopian song.' The author guarantees to teach anybody who can play the piano ft bit how to play in rug time. The preface says 'rag time (or negro dance time) originally takes its imitation steps from Spanish mu sic, or rather, from. Mexico., where it is known under the head and names of Habanara Seguidilla, etc., being noth ing but consecutive music, either in treble or bass, followed by regular time In one hand. In common and two-four time the quarter note of the bass pre cedes the melody.' In other words, it is what the musicians call syncopation, md this syncopation, and this change jf accent, in the accompaniment, is kept up continually in the same waf is the beat of a snare drum. "This method shows the pupil how to pliy a rag-tfme accompaniment to any piece. Here is even an arrntige ment of 'Old Hundred.' 'Annie Laurie,' and the hymn, 'Come. Thou Fount of Every Blessing. Wonderful, isn't it?" ' WEATHER BROTHERHOOD i City Dwellers Take Great Jor 1st th Bulletins in the Kelghbor hood Post Office. A city dweller who had read in thai papers about how in distant parts of the country, where there were no daily papers, the government weather re-" port was posted daily in the local post office, where the farmers and others interested could see it, was himself in terested to discover that that same' weather report, or the one for this lo cality, is put up in the post office here; he has found it regularly in the branch post office where he goes to buy his ::tamps and mail his letters, says the Xew York Son. Thet'e is very Kttle farming land' around the branch post office, the land thereabouts being devoted principally ;o bricks and mortar; but the city dweller who reads the notice there feels himself thereby put quick in touch, as the saying goes, with the agricultural interest, and he feels himself impelled, if not to go and get in his hay, at least to get out his goloshes. Though he may already have read it in his evening psper, the weather report seen here appeals to him with a new and novel interest. As he turns in here from a busy thoroughfare and walks up to the bulletin, he can't help think ing of the man in cowhide boots and slouch hat stepping, at that very mo ment perTinps, from a muddy country road into some far-distant post of iee to scan the bulb-tin there. And this sort of thiriir makes him that we'vt? all citizens alike in this big outfit ; and" that, while the government may not always prtaps gel the prediction ex actly right, there's nothing mean or skimpy scout the distribution of the bulletins. TERRIBLE JUDICIAL ERROR. How Lying Servants Caused the Ef' eeuttoa of an Imseaenit Blasv In Russia. A terrible judicial error is reported from Bychawa, in Russian Poland. In February, 1892. a mereh'ant arrived at an inn there and took a room for the night. In the morning he was found dead in bed and had every appearanco of having died a natural death. The' "boots," Ivan Pschatka, and a servant, however, both swore that they Lac seen the innkeeper, Oazek, Strang's the merchant, take money from his pockets and bury it near a certain tree in the garden. Their evidence w a con firmed by the discovery of 50 ruble? buried at the spot mentioned by theit The judge held that Cazek's guilt now conclusively proved and sentence; him to death. Cazek was shortly after ward hanged in spite of his protesta tions of innocence. Ivan Pschetka married the servant and Cazek was almost forgotten, when Pschatka and his wife recently quar reled and made accusations againv. each other, which led to investigatioist' being made. It has now transpired tha' Gaaek was in the habit of hiding hu own savinsrs near the tree in the gar dsn. Pschatka and the servant dis covered the hiding place and stole all the money except 50 rubles. They were, however, terribly afre.;d of being detected, and when the mer-cha-nt happened to die in the inn just at the opportune moment fcr them they concocted the story of murder ami caused the innocent Caaek to be found guilty of murder and hanged. The two unscrupulous perjurers are now await ing trial for their awful crime. Iron Giving Plaee to Steel. Steel has almost superseded iron in the manufacture of pipe and tubing un til it is estimated that almost 7S per cent, of the entire product of the coun try i now made of steel. Up to a few years ago wrought Iron was used al most exclusively. The lap-weld joint proved a serious objection, and the change to steel has been rapid and com plete. Steel pipe is stronger, has long er life and is less liable to corrosion Steel tubing has enabled the bicycle industry to become revolutionized, and pipe forms a leadiug article in tonnage of the steel industry in this country and foreign markets. Turned to Early and Good Use. The very first use made by the Brit ish government of the Atlantic cable laid down by Bright in 1858 immediate !y resulted in saving the treasury $250. 000. The cable enabled the government to countermaad-an order for the trans mission of troops from Canada to Eng land. .