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HOLHKOOK, - - AKIZOXA Israel Zangwill says lie doesn't ap prove republics. Now what Is to be done? It will be remembered, however, that the Maria Teresa always was subject to those severe sinking spells. It used to be said the longest pole got the most persimmons, but it also holds good that the biggest poll gets the most plums. This case of the Maria Teresa again emphasizes the remark of the Ameri can captain who said: ''Don't give up the ship." One good way to double up one's money when about to bet on the result of an election is to fold it In two and put it in the pocket Justification In prize courts. In the; I military service of the civilized world' ' the principle of looting conquered terri- ; tory has long since been abandoned. , Yet, through that strange contradiction which has not reformed the navy In the same ratio in which the army has been brought under civilizing influ ences, not only did the merchant ves sels carrying contraband goods fall a prey, but a valuation ou the warships , destroyed is bound to go to officers and sailors of the ships engaged In the tight. "Dewey's cotollon" is the latest fas: lonable dance in New York. If It isn't misnamed it probably is too lively to be danced with comfort. The owner of the $1,700 found in a sleeping car recently has not appeared to claim his property. He probably Imagines that he tipped the porter. Spain has issued a mourning stamp. It must be affixed to all mail matter in addition to the regular postage. This regulation is what causes the mourning. Tesla has invented a boat which re quires no crew. The turning of a crank on the shore directs the boat. Tesla will probably act in the capacity of the crank. The fact that the sale of tandem bi cycles fell oft 50 per cent last year is another indication of the tendency to go it alone which is characteristic of our people. Mrs. Leslie Carter, who has failed for $64,000, with $200 assets, may or may not be elevating the stage, but she cer tainly has elevated fiuauce to the level of the fine arts. Supposing It's true this country drinks 1,000,000,000 gallons of beer an nually, it seems to support the argu ment that excessive use of this bever age tends to produce large figures. A rule has been adopted In Xew York for bidding the employment of married women as teachers in the public schools. The married women may be able to stand such a discrimination, but :he blow will fall heavily upon some of the married men. All the girls in Edwiu Gould's Xew Jersey match factory struck for higher wages. "We don't propose to make matches for nothing." explained their leader. And she was right, too. If the girls want to make matches the boys should do the proposing. A "gory toddy" drawn from the veins of a horse which lias been kept in a state of beastly Intoxication for a month and hypodermically Injected into the anatomy of the victim of alco holism is the latest cure announced for the drink appetite. If this new serum works as well as described, we shall soon see ruin routed. The recent fire at the capitol in Wash ington may ultimately be found to have wrought more benefit than damage if the object lessons which it has taught will be learned by Congress. The most Important of these is that the Govern ment should erect without further delay a hall of records for the safe keeping of the great volume of precious documents such as those stored in the basement of the Supreme Court quarters and seri ously menaced by the flames and water. Men now living can remember when Rowland Hill effected the adoption of the "penny post" in England, and the vast progress It marked in human in tercourse and Information. To-day we stand upon the threshold of a penny post era, not only throughout the Brit ish empire, but in ail the English-speaking world. It will lie a time of mighty forward movements toward that inti mate intercourse and sympathetic mu tual knowledge that are the essential prelude to the brotherhood of man. The political boss may well say, with Iord Clive, "Considering my opportu nity, I am anized at my own modera tion." Clive himself, walking through the treasury of the nabob of .Bengal, with gold and silver and rubies and pearls piled on each side of taiui; with no power on earth to limit or question him, never enjoyed opportunities equal to those of a boss in a great city. That his very nod is Olympian Is well ex pressed by a recent speaker: "If any body refuses to give hitn the position to ' which he thinks he is entitled, that per son is likely to find an engine-house erected In his back yard." One of the results of the late war be tween the United States and Spain will most likely be the abolition of that form of naval piracy, which finds its Saturday Evening Post: The Intro- i duction of electricity in the street railroad service has seriously in jured two great American industries, both closely related the breeding of draft horses ai:d the growing of hay. It Is computed that the trolley and ca ble cars have displaced 200,000 horses in the cities of Philadelphia. Chicago, Xew York, Baltimore, St. Louis, Cin cinnati, Richmond and Toledo alone. . This means a decrease in the consump tion of hay of more than thirteen hun dred tons per day. Other cities would nearly treble these figures. In the de cade of 1880-1800the hay crop of the United States nearly doubled: in the ' period of 1891-93 the iaereawe was oiiy : 1,000,000 tons; and in the calendar year of 1897 the production was more than , five million tons less than that of 18H3. The extent of the hay industry Indi cates the seriousness of eleotrleiry's In jury. Last year the production from 42,420.770 acres was 0,frf4.87K tons, valued at $401,390,728. The postoflice department is arrang ing for a considerable extension of rural free delivery. The enlarged appropriation for this purpose voted at the la sit session of Congress enables it to do so. Many com munities which are anxious to share the benefits of this service have made known their wish to the depart ment. The selection among them is made with a view to benefiting the largest number possible with the avail able money. A law which went into effect on the first of July last permits the use of private mailing cards. Here tofore the postal card by the Govern ment was the only one allowed. Now any one may put the address and a one-cent stamp on any card of about the same size, form and weight as the postal card, and write a message on the other side of the card. The Govern ment will profit by the use of these cards, for it will save the cost of their manufacture, while the senders will be permitted to print ou the message side any business devices, or views of scen ery, such as travelers abroad like to mail to their friends. A reform which Is to be hoped for is the introduction of stout, linen-lined stamped envelopes in which to send registered mail. Such envelopes are in common use in Eu rope, and are found to be a great con venience and much safer than our sys tem of putting the stamp of registra tion on an ordinary envelope. The language of diplomacy is always restrained, but while the words are carefully chosen so as to avoid unneces sary offense, every phrase has a definite meaning. When Lord Rosebery was prime minister in Eugiund there were signs that France had set her eyes upon the equatorial provinces in Africa from which the Egyptian garrisons had ben withdrawn during the Soudan rebellion. He authorized Sir Edward Grey to de clare, In 1895, that a French advance to the waters of the Nile would be regard ed by the British Government as "an unfriendly act." In ordinary conver sation these three words would uot lie emphasized by any stress of voice, nor would they ordiuarily be accepted as a warning. The mau who protests in ad vance against an invasión of his rights generally uses a stronger word than "unfriendly." He refers to it as a "wan ton outrage," or as a "high-handed act of hostility." What diplomacy means by "an unfriendly act" Is au offense committed by one Government against another, which involves immediate risks of war. When Sir Edward Grey's warning was unheeded, and the French ilag was raised ou the Upper Nile at Fashoda three years afterward, there was a grave situation. France had com mitted an offense against England, and was confronted by a demand that Mar chand should retire from Fashoda. The terms of the deuiand implied forcible action if it was not complied with. Pres ident Monroe, who was a diplomatist like his Secretary of State. John Quiney Adams, used the same word "unfriend ly" In proclaiming the famous doctrine which bears His name. He declared that any attempt on the part of European powers to Interfere with or oppress the Independent republics of the American continent, or to control their destiny, could not be viewed "in any other light than as a manifestation of an unfriend ly disposition toward the United States.'' The phrase seems mild and lacking hi emphasis. As diplomatists have under stood the words, it lias been strong and definite. The Monroe doctrine, with th warning implied by the single word "unfriendly," has sufficed for seventy five years to protect the Western Hemi sphere against European intrigue. MAN-HUNTERS HER PRIDE, An Englla woman Who Raises Blood bounds to Track Criminals. What time she is not compelled to de vote to social doings is spent by Mrs. Edwin Brough, one of London's smart women, in training and developing bloodhounds for the specific work of running down persons who may lie fugitives from justice. Mrs. Brough is famous as a horsewoman, and has for years been known all over Great Brit ain as one who can break a colt with any man in the kingdom. It is her boast that she could sit a horse before F. J. WATTRON, Dealer iii Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals Y Fancy and Toilet Articles. Y Jewelry, ! Hrushes, Perfumery, , POiljIS, Combs, ( i lass, i Putty, 7 FRUITS OF ALL KINDS. Patent JVIedieines Oils, Varnishes, Paints, Cutlery, Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Confectionery, MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. The EQUITABLE Life Assurance Society Of The United States MRS. BROUGH AND HER HOUN DS. she could walk, and anyone who has seen her invincible seat in the saddle has no difficulty in believing the state ment. When at her country place she never lets a day pass without exercis ing a few of the sagacious man-hunters which are her chief delight. No whipper-in from Land's End to John o' Groats can handle a pack of foxhounds better, and as to the bloodhounds, even her own kennel master concedes her superiority. Three of these noble brutes Clotho, Brocalle and Benedicta she hasbroughtto the point of absolute per fection. These animals have been tried experimentally scores of times and nev er failed to meet every requirement. So well trained are they that when they overtake the person hunted they mani fest not the slightest desire to do him harm, provided the fugitive will only remain quiet. The dogs simply sur round him and stand there watchfully until Mrs. Brough reaches the spot, af ter which they show little or no inter est in the man they have been chasing, evidently realizing that their work is done. ! Outstanding Assurance December 81, 1897 i Xew Assurance written in 1897 ; Proposals for Assurance Examined and Declined Income . Assets, Decemlier 31, 18i7 Reserve on all existing Policies (4 er cent standard) and all , other liabilities Surplus, 4 per cent standard i Paid Policy Holders in 1S97 '. '56,955.693.00 a4.49'.973-oo 48, 5769.35 . 236,876, 30S.04 .186,333,133.30 .50.543.'74-4 21,106,314.14 A POLYGAMIST IN CONGRESS. LARG ESX"Most Insurance in Force. STRO N G EST-Largest Surplus. BESTPays Death Claims Prompter. Pars Larger Dividends ($1,000,000 more during last five years.) Issues Better Policies. Walter N. Parkhurst, General Manager, depÍSment. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. C. 0. ANDERSON, Local Agent, Holbrook, A. T. JULIUS WETZLER WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL Hoberts, Utah's New Member, aid to Have Four Wives. At the recent election Brigham H. Roberts was chosen as a member of Congress from Utah. Roberts is a Mor mon, and was for years an elder of the church and one of its missionaries. Be fore the decree abolishing polygamy he had married four times, and it is said he still lives with and supports all four wives. The charge was made against him during the campaign, and lie did not make a denial. As a matter I fieneral Merchandise NAVAJO BLANKETS BRIOHAM H. ROBERTS. of fact lie contends that to live with four wives is violating no law; that the decree on polygamy merely prohib ited plural marriage, but did not forbid men from discharging marital obliga tions previously assumed. Roberts has been in politics for sev eral years. He declared a few years ago that the Mormon Church should have nothing to do with the politics of Its members aud was severely con demned. Xow he takes the reverse view and thus secured the aid of the church, by which means he was elected. Highest Market Price Paid for Hay. CAPITA I.., lXUM)0.00 Bank of Commerce in Alkqaerqae, jt DALE I.N FD2ia EXCHANGE AND IS'JE LlITs Í O.- CREDIT. Solicits Accounts and offers to Depositors Every Facility Consistent with Profitable Banking. DIRKCTORS: M. S OTERO, President, J. C. BAI.BUIDGE, Lumber, V. LEXORD Capitalist. B.SCHUSTER, Vice-President, A. EISEMAXX.Eisemann Bros. Wool. V. S.STRICKLER.Cas'r, A. M. BLACKWELL, Gross, Blackwell&Co., Grocers, J H. J. EMERSON, Assistant Cashier, W. A. MAXWELL, Wholesale Druggis'. i DEPOSITORY for ATCHISON, TOPERA 4 SANTA FE RAILWAY Papa My child, if I should die pen nilesa, are you well prepared to figh! your way in the battle of life? Blanch - I think so, father; I've been througa three engagements already. Truth. A Slight Difference. A London journal tells of a certain lady who has in her room a piece of statuary which bears the inscription. '"Kismet." The housemaid was dusting the room one day, when the mistress appeared. "Sure, ma'am." said the girl, "would you mind tell'm' me the m'anln' of this writln' on the bottom of this figger?" " 'Kismet' means 'fate'," answered the lady. "Sure, an' is that it?" said the girl. A few day afterward the housemaid came limping Into her mistress' room. "Why, what Is the matter with you, Bridget?" asked the lady. "O ma'am, sure an' I have the most turrlble corns on me kismet!" said the girl. Watts "What! You drinking again? I thought you told me you had won a victory over alcohol." Lushforth "Sp-hic-anlsh viotory, ole feller." Jn dlanapolls Journal. WILLIAM ARMBRUSTER, Practical Blacksmith and Wheelright,-! NORTH SIDE OF RAILROAD AVENUE, HOLBROOK, - - - ARIZONA. All Out of Town Work Will Redeve Prompt Attention If you have a wheel to fill or a tire to set, bring it to me and get good service for your money. WORK GUARANTEED TO SUIT YOÜT