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HOLBKOOK, - - AKIZOXA The surrender of Manila, It Is believ ed, will give us a little more rope. Spain doubtless wishes she had those diamonds that Isabella gave to discover America. Our national symbol is still an eagle, not a locust. Our chief mission is to develop, not to devour. That anti-swearing ordinance In New Tork produced so much profanity that It had to be rescinded. The latest society fad Is a "conun drum supper." It has been In vogue in boarding bouses many years. There are times when the mapmak ers have to change their plates very often to keep up with the procession. The army In Flanders will be heard of no more. Hereafter It will be proper to say: "Swore like our army In Santiago." That "Mañana," or "to-morrow," principle of Spanish policy was another sause of their being knocked lato the middle of next week. A new bicycle Idea in Germany Is a jiusical attachment playing numerous tunes. Of course the pneumatic tires it once suggest the question whether they play by air. A medical student recently advertis ed in an Eastern paper: "To exchange, well-preserved skeleton for a bicycle." The student evidently decided to make no bones of his willingness to swap anything for a wheel. The fact that France has made he roes of the Bourgogne crew indicates that there Is a sad dearth of hero ma terial In that country. Perhaps we might materially Increase our export trade by shipping to France a few in voices of heroes from our penitentiaries. After all, It Is generally the woman and not the man who "doesn't like farming" and small wonder, consider ing the way women are treated on some farms. White slaves and kitchen slaves at that. Is about the style of it, even if they are not expected to help at the chores In the evening. While some men will spend their last dollar. If needed, to keep their wives in health, others think nothing of killing off two or three successive helpmeets with overwork in order to pay the mortgage In five years Instead of ten, or to salt down another thousand In the bank. Such "prosperity" is all wrong. For tunately it Is becoming more rare than In former years. The recent death of Mme. Worth has revived some Interesting stories of her celebrated husband, the man dress maker of Paris. Worth used to congrat ulate himself that his wife was free from jealousy, for bis business would certainly have suffered had she not re garded his purely commercial relations with the ladies of the grand and of the deml monde in other than a sensible spirit. Worth did not seek In his wife the love of dress on which his success was founded. "When I see two grandes dames talking In a bright and animated way while waiting for me," said he once, "I know they are talking about their homes and families; when they are talking seriously, almost rev erently, I know they are talking dress. That Is the difference between them and Mme. Worth. When she is talk ing about our home she Is serious; when she wants a new dress she be comes very animated." Almost the whole of the public debt of the nations of the world has been Incurred in war. Since 1702 Great Britain has added 904,000,000 to her public debt In seveaty-flve years of war,and diminished the debt 270,000, 000 In one hundred and twenty years of peace. Thus It takes more than five years of peace to pay the loss occa sioned by one year of war. The net debt of the United States In July, 1S61, was $87,700,000; In August, 1803, It was $2,750,000,000. It reached Its low est point since the civil war in 1893, when it was $839,000,000. That is. In twenty-eight years of peace this rich country had paid a little more than two-thirds of the debt incurred in four years of war. France staggers under a public debt which causes an annual Interest charge of $8.50 for every per son In the country, and she owes this debt chiefly to foreign and domestic wars. It is nearly the same story every where, and we are learning this year that national glory is costly, even to our own country. Few of us are so sordid and practical as not to wish for beauty about us, In our homes, in our friends, meeting our eyes on all sides. How is it then that we stand with so much equanimity the Iddeous array of staring business signs Itri clarlag trade-marks, with whkA u landscape, country as well as cltj, Is disfigured? Are we acquiescent sim ply from long habit, or Is It that we fear that beauty and taste In advertis ing would not pay? The. lost supposi tion has been proven false. Not long since a party of Belgian artists, recog nizing that only through the low mo tive of gain can some people be reached offered to furnish artistic designs to re place the showy daubs of the Belgian tradesmen. They had a skeptical audi ence, but the experiment abundantly proved that taste and beauty in adver tising are enough more profitable than loudness and ugliness to challenge the consideration of the most unaesthetic. What a blessing If this country could open its eyes to the truth that ugliness and sordidness and practicality don't pay anywhere and that barbaric taste is antagonistic to dollars. Let our pub lic buildings be constructed and orna mented on lines of beauty, and surplus capital devote itself to making stores and factories and depots attractive places and the light of a better day will soon dawn. Why not? The constantly widening range ol medical science Is rapidly lengthening the list of classified ills that flesh la heir to. Only a few years ago drunken ness was popularly regarded merely aa a vice, whereas to-day It Is looked up on as a disease, bears the formidable scientific name "dipsomania," and the medical books contain formulas for Its treatment Homesickness, too, has won recognition in the medical profession under the name of "nostalgia," and the serious nature of the disease now Is generally recognized. One of the sol diers of the Sixth Massachusetts volun teers died In Cuba from the effects of nostalgia. General Shafter's official re port says that the patient "simply be came homesick, pined away, and died." At Columbia, Mo., three deaths occur red as the direct result of bashfulness, which is one of the latest diseases tc find classification in the medical books. A most estimable young woman, Cora Havens, was engaged to marry Charles L. Fait, a prosperous young farmer. Extreme bashfulness caused Miss Hav ens to postpone the marriage several times, and at last, after the wedding guests had assembled, she refused tc allow the ceremony to proceed. There upon the prospective bridegroom com mitted suicide by taking morphine. A few days later the girl's mother com mitted suicide by drowning, and final ly Miss Havens herself died. There seems to be no room for doubt that In the case of this unfortunate young woman bashfulness was as clearly a disease as scarlet fever or typhoid. The day probably will come when the skill ed physician will minister not only to the body, but also to the mind, and when shades of feeling and personal peculiarities of disposition and temper ament will come within the purview of his office. COOKING AND THE NEW MAN. Those who have estimated the advan tages to be gained from rural free de livery will be pleased to learn that the work of extending this branch of the postal service is being pushed as rap Idly as possible. The officials at Wash ington are discovering that the meas ures authorized by the last Congress answer a real demand of the people. One hundred and fifty-seven petitions from thirty-five States have . already been received asking for free delivery In as many communities. The depart ment has inaugurated eighteen new dis tributing stations in several Eastern States and special agents are In the field both in the East and In Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas and the Dako tas to lay out additional routes of ser vice. That the time has come in which to hasten these preparations Is shown by the statistics obtained by Assistant Postmaster General Heath. The figures Indicate that the United States, except In certain spots where experiments are now .being made. Is behind other ad vanced nations. In Illinois alone 2,348, 148 persons are absolutely without free delivery. In New York the number of persons who are without this service and must send for their mails Is 2,229, 000; in Indiana, 1,711,000; In Iowa, 1,594,000; In Michigan, 1,401,000; in Wisconsin, 1,330,000; In Missouri, 1, 942,000; in Ohio, 2,397,000, and in Penn sylvania, 3,002,000. In all, probably between 40,000,000 and 45,000,000 In the entire country must send for their mails. Considering the facilities for free delivery in other civilized countries these facts should stimulate the postal authorities to further efforts. In every other one of the greater countries be longing to the Universal Postal Union malls are delivered at the people's doors throughout the land, although in some Instances a slight charge for additional postage is made. This country and the republics of South and Central Amer ica are almost alone in failing to pro vide rural delivery. Up to the present the Government's experiments seem to show that the proposed Improvement In the postal service Is rapidly becom ing a necessity, if the needs of the peo ple and their growing desire for close communication with the outside world are to be considered. The authorities may go ahead in the assurance that their work has passed the experimental stage and that when completed It will be a great factor in relieving the peo ple of the country districts of the Iso lation which Is so serious a drawback to life on the farms and in small oom- m unities. What a Girl Minna One of the Senses Thinks of the Subject. Bertha Margaret Spahn, in the re port of the New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, says: "Cooking is the greatest art of mod ern life which, whatever our condi tion, we cannot overlook. Painting, sculpture and music we may Ignore with more or less regret, but three times a day at least the culinary art and Its products require the attention of the most inartistic. "We can, then, appreciate the Im portance of the girl and woman knowing or learning how to cook. If a woman seeks to be of some real use in life, if she expects to be of use in the household, she must first learn to cook well. The old saying that 'A man's heart is first reached through his stomach' is true. Without well cooked food, who can enjoy the luxuries of life? Certainly no one; for though It may sound vulgar, we must confess that even In the enjoyment of balls, parties and picnics, the expectation of having something good to eat to re-enforce our spirits is an important part of the program. "We cannot be expected to enjoy raw food materials as well as the cooked articles. For instance, suppose that raw chicken, meat, ham, vegetables and flour, salt, eggs and milk were set be fore us, Instead of the well-cooked meat and vegetables, and fine cakes, how would we receive these things? I think with no pleasure. So If woman neg lects and leaves cooking In the new man's hands, all the rich and good food made by women will be forgotten and their cooking may just come to -the boil ing of all edible foods. Instead of mak ing epicurean danties, and this will dis courage the improvement and progress of woman. "There is no excuse for a woman if she cannot cook; there are so many chances while at home to learn to cook well. But I do think that unless one can cook well, better not do it at all. Of all the knowledge a woman needs no matter what her station, cooking will always be of practical use. "Cooking helps to utilize all the eat able things that nature has so abun dantly provided. It also encourages potters to make pretty dishes and pot tery In which to hold the good and dainty food; the prettier and nicer the dishes and food surroundings, the bet ter and stronger Is the appetite. Cook ing luxurious food was not known cen turies ago, though pottery in fine pat terns was then In use." It Is said that women of the present time, especially the "new woman," whoever she is, try to do men's work, and so neglect the art of good cook ing. What will become of their hus band's stomach If they marry and If they leave cooking In their husband's hands? Those men will have to meet many trials before they can cook well. strengthen friendships. For instance, I go away from the club early In July, bored to death by the members, from the president way down to the house committee. I wish to forget that Jaw- kins is in existence; I pray that I may never see Auger again; I loathe Dr. Jiggermann's stories of operations for appendicitis; and I begin to believe the statement of a French alienist that idiots have peculiar aptitude for music. In a word, I understand why Timoi of Athens withdrew abruptly from the 400 of his town, without giving notice to the society editor of the Sunday Bugle. To ward the middle of August I am Inclin ed to like Jawkins, and by September I shall write him a letter. When I re turn to the city for good for this is only the call of 'an afternoon I shall rush up to him and say, 'How are you, old man; I'm delighted to see you.' I shall then ask Auger to dine with me, and it is not at all unlikely that I shall invite Jiggermann." Boston Journal. Note that Caused Trouble. A young man whose gallantry was largely In excess of his pecuniary means sought to remedy this defect and save the money required for the pur chase of expensive flowers by arrang ing with a gardener to let him have a bouquet from time to time In return for his cast-off clothes. It thus hap pened one day that he received a bunch of the most beautiful roses, which he at once sent to his lady love. In sure anticipation of a friendly welcome he called at the house of the lady the same evening, and was not a little surprised at the frosty reception he met with. "You sent me a note to-day," the young lady remarked, after a pause, In the most frigid tones. "I a note?" he inquired In blank as tonishment "Certainly, along with a nosegay." "To be sure, I sent you a nosegay." "And there was this note inside; do you still mean to deny It?" With these words she handed the dumfounded swain a scrap of paper, on which the following words were written: "Don't forget the old trousers you promised me the other day." Weekly Telegraph. A Sew Army Maneuver. A maneuver has lately been intro duced Into the French army that will hardly be practiced with enthusiasm by the troops. It Is that of crawling along on the stomach, somewhat In the posture of the reptile that is vulgarly supposed to form the staple article of French diet. The object of this new drill is to enable the soldier. If he should ever find himself stranded in a morass, to work his way out. It having been found that a man has a much better chance of not belns engulfed In a marsh If he walk on his hands and feet, Instead of on his feet, the weight be ing, of course, less concentrated. If leaders are not competent It Is, of course, likely that the men may be led into wet or marshy ground which would generally be thought Impracticable for military operations. In such a case, most armies would have to retreat, but not so the French, some of the gen erals having Invented this maneuver to obviate such a retrograde movement being made. Benefits of a Vacation. "The real purpose of vacation," said Old Chimes, for he thought he saw Mr. Auger yawn, "Is not to rest the mind or body; it is to creat an uncontrollable desire to work; It Is also to revive or The vineyards of Italy cover nearly eight million acres. In proportion to its size, a fly walks thirteen times as fast as a man can run. A single banyan tree has been known to shelter seven thousand men at one time. The Japanese are, as a race, so small that It Is necessary to build specially low bicycles for them. Mud baths were common among the anchients, the mud on the seashore and the slime of the rivers being especially prized for this purpose. The Egyptians still use them for certain complaints, such as gout and sciatica. Evidences of the prehistoric peoples who Inhabited the valleys of the Gila and the salt rivers in America are con tinually coming to light, revealing the fact that in these valleys once dwelt a prosperous people, numbering probably not less than three million. Veneer cutting has reached such per fection that a single elephant's tusk thirty Inches long is now cut In Lon don Into a sheet of Ivory 150 inches long and twenty Inches wide, and some sheets of rosewood and mahogany are only about a fiftieth of an inch thick. There Is chronicled from the coral reef of Funafuti, In the South Pacific, a boring of the reef by a scientific ex pedition to ascertain the thickness of the coral. At a depth of almost 700 feet bedrock had not been reached, showing the wonderful work of the tiny builders of the coral reef. In the State of New York there are 128 wood pulp mills In operation, which have a combined daily output of 1,400 tons of paper, employing 15,000 men, and having a pay-roll of $0,000,000 a year. This expenditure for labor sup ports 100,000 people, besides indirect ly helping to support many more. Careful weighing shows that an or dinary bee, not loaded, weighs the five thousandth part of a pound, so that It takes five thousand bees to make a bound. But the loaded bee, when he comes in fresh from the fields and flow ers, freighted with honey or bee bread, often weighs nearly three times more. A new method of preserving wood from decay, known as the Haskln pro cess. Is being tried on a large scale in England. Instead of withdrawing the sap and Injecting creosote or some oth er antiseptic substance, as is usually done, Mr. Haskln submits the wood to superheated air, under a pressure of fourteen atmospheres. By this pro cess, it Is averred, the sap is chemically changed Into a powerful antiseptic mix ture, which, by consolidating with the fibre, strengthens as well as preserves the wood. Dr. David Gill, whose measures of the parallaxes of the stars, by means of which their distances can be calcu lated, are among the most accurate known, has recently deduced anew the results of his" observations of Slrius, the dog-star, which Is the brightest star in the heavens. He thinks we may now regard Its parallax as satisfactorily de termined at 0.37 of a second of arc. This makes the distance of Slrius In miles 51,000,000.000,000. In other words, the dog-star Is nearly five hundred and fifty thousand times farther from the earth than the sun is. Peculiar Üridjte. French engineers are constructing a peculiar bridge over thé Seine at Kouen. On each bank of the river 'miniature Eiffel towers, 175 feet high, have been erected. From these heavy steel ca bles will support a track bed, which Is to be suspended 100 feet above the surface of the water. Moviug plat forms on wheels are to be run back ward and forward over the track bed on rails, and from them will hang huge chains, to which will be attached mon ster swinging carriages. Boston Trav eler. Where "Switches" Come From. Most of the black hair used in wigs and "switches" comes from the Italian and Spanish convents; most of the blonde hair from the heads of Swedish, Danish, Russian and German peasant girls. Holtaot,StJolinsaiiiSréeryffle EXPRESS. DAVID K. UDALL, Proprietor. TIME Lean Holbroolc daily Wood run Arrlrs Station Lear. Station " Concho " St. Johns Ar. SpringerTill. L.ar. ' St. Johns " Concho " Station ArriT Woodruff LCATS Arrire Holbroolc TABLE. exeept.Sundajrs, 3:00 p.m " 5:30 p.m Mondays 1:00 am " 8:00 a.m " 1:00 a.m ll:00.m " 7:00 p.m Sundays 7:00 a.m 2:00 p.m 4:00 p.m " 7:30 p.m Mondays 1:00 a.m " 8:30 a.m 11:00 a.m PASSENGER FARE. Holbroolc to Woodruff sj ta " Concho 4 ja St. Johns $ of Springerville ( ( ROUND TRIP Holbroolc to Woodruff and return tl M " Coucho " i oo " St. Johns " it ot SpringerrilL " H 08 STOP-OYER PRIVILEGES 5SSTS Ml line. Fifty pounds oí tmggag carried fret for each full passanger. GOOD MEALS AND ACCOMODATIONS furnished at the station and Woodruff. FIRST-CLASS CONVEYANCES, ". r.fui and accomodating drivers.: EXPRESS CARRIED &a;i,.n',h' For full particulars Inquire of any of our agents or postmasters along the line. Will Wooster, Agent. Holbrook, Arl. Holbrook FtApache . STAGE LINE. BHOTOX, CO., Proprietor. THROUGH TO FORT APACHE In 24 hours. Best of Rquipment. CRAND MOUNTAIN SCENERY. Stop overs can be made at Snowflake, Taylor, Show-Low, Pine-Top and Cooley's Ranch.' PASSENGER FARES: Holbrook to Ft. Apache .-. $8.00 i .1 " Showlow 4.25 " Snowflake 2.50 ROUND TRIP: Holbrook to Ft.Apache and return $15.00 " Pinetop " " 15.00 " Showlow " " 8.C0 " Snowflake " " 4.00 For Express Rates Apply to J NO. R. HULET, Agent, Holbrook. Arli LOUIE KEE EJlGMSH AND Meals at all Hours. Table Supplied with The Best in the Market RAILROAD AVE., HOLBROOK, - - ARIZONA. Pleasant Valley Stage Line. Leates Holbrook for Heber and Pleas ant Valley, Mondays and Thursdays Passengers and Express carried at low rates. Fine Mountain Scenery and Good Hunting long the line. Good teams and comfortable conveyances. ROBERT WIMMER, Proprietor. WILL WOOSTER, Agt., Holbrook, Arii