Newspaper Page Text
C. O. NDEKS0M, Publisher.
HOLBHOOK, - - ARIZONA A prize fight is not called a mill be cause it gives work for the hands. In the New York snake show the cha meleon did a turn that is greatly admired. After all. the terms of peace were not formulated with the sole idea of pleas ing Spain. . The members of the last crew of the Maria Theresa will not be compelled to dodge the kissable girls. The fact that trade follows the flag does not at all conflict with the other fact that the flag follows trade, too. The Boston women cried over Hall Caine's lecture. Mr. Caine should have known better than to spring any Brit ish jokes. Chicago has a Drink But Don't Treat Club. In order to give all a chance the membership is unlimited, it being in tended it shall never get full. The great lakes built more tonnage in 1S!8 than all the rest of the country put together. And still we are wont to poke fun at the fresh water sailors. Xikola Tesla should either rein in his imagination or spur up his invent ive genius. The distance between the two is becoming rather magnificent. True, the Maria Teresa had to be raised, but that she afterwards became abandoned as she was, was not the re sult of the way she was brought up. The Boston Herald says that "Mrs. Evangeline Cisueros Carbonell has re turned to Cuba free and disenthralled." -Great Scott! Has she secured a divorce -so soon? Statistics are said to show that one person in every four loses his umbrella. And yet the surprising thing is that peo ple always lose umbrellas and never find them. A French savant comes to the front with the startling assertion that "near ly all the current French titles of no bility have been stolen or invented." This is a valuable pointer for American heiresses. A woman in Maryland has been sent to jail for being a common scold. If she has a wideawake attorney, however, she undoubtedly will get a new trial, for it will be an easy matter to prove that she really Is an uncommon scold. A Western paper says that a resident of that place was fined $10 and costs the other day merely for loving a girl. He escaped very luckily; usually a fellow under such circumstances Is fined the price of a marriage license and is sen tenced fot life. An Eastern paper remarks; "When a man in New York sells his wife for $5 to another man it does seem as if there was still a field for the home mis sionary." It dot's, indeed. Rate cut ting Is the demoralization of many lines of business nowadays. Russia has Just ordered a large In voice of wind mills from a Boston firm. Since he launched his universal peace proposition the Czar is inclined to put on airs. Or, it may be, he has fouud the proposition so tough that he wants to fill It with blowholes. The death of John W. Keely, of motor fame, removes a picturesque figure from the region of invention and exper iment. Just how much or how little the Keely motor Idea will ever be worth to science it is impossible to say. But its author has furnished the world with speculation aud amusement for a full quarter of a century. The mueh-talked-of suggestion of James P. Edgar, speaker of the domin ion parliament, in regard to the ex change of Jamaica and the British West Indies for New Hampshire was made in a letter to the Toronto Globe and was intended merely as the retort courteous to Senator Chandler's article In a New York magazine. In which the New Hampshire Senator suggested that England might be willing to ex change Canada for the Philippines. Mr. Edgar evidently did not think the proposal a flattering one and gave a quid pro quo in suggesting an exchange of Jamaica for New Hampshire. and Baltimore instead of to New York. These cities are likely to unite In oppo sition to any legislation looking to an equalization of freights with New York. As respects the West its interests lie in securing the cheapest and quickest route to tlie seaboard, and unless drawn into the fight In its owu interests will be in a position to congratulate the victor. The recent dissolution of the Joint Traffic Association indicates that New York railroads and commercial Inter ests will renew the fight before Con gress to abolish "differentials" and the evening of rates by which Commodore Vanderbilt's often-asserted principle of "one rate to the seaboard" may be real ized. The present differentials were es tablished In 1882 on the principle of fixing a uniform tariff between Western farms aud Atlantic cities. The result of that agreement has been the divert ing of a considerable part of the export trade of the country to Philudelohla A statement by a writer in L'lllustra tiou that Limoges porcelain is super seding that of Sevres and Dresden in the art markets of the world will natu rally direct attention to this historic old town, which is achieving new dis tinction from its most celebrated man ufacture. The town itself is one of the oldest in France and has been celebrat ed for other things than its famous porcelain, having given four popes to the Church of Rome and been renown ed from mediaeval times for its monas tic, conventual and educational insti tutions. Since the French revolution, when its ecclesiastical institutions were secularized, It has lost its former scholastic and ecclesiastical pre-eminence, but it is still one of the most In teresting and picturesque towns, to which its famous art industry has giv en world-wide renown. It was in 17CS that beds of kaolin were discovered at Limoges, but as at that time Sevres had a monopoly in the porcelain art and competition was forbidden, but lit tle use was made of the valuable depos its until within the present century. Now the great factories, the kaolin quarries and works present a scene of busy activity. The supplies of the pre cious deposits seem practically inex haustible. It is found in all states from pure white used only In the finest porcelain, to blue, purple and black. The quarrying of the product is after a primitive fashion, but owing to the care with which it has to be handled this is probably the best It Is dug out by the workmen with small trowels or spades. .They deftly separate it from the veined varieties, and it is then car ried In wooden trays or pans on the heads of French girls to the tram cars above. The new distinction the Li moges ware has won will probably lead to even greater activity in its manufacture. I cannot conceive of anything that women could do in the future that would shock the public now as the things they actually are doing would have shocked the public of thirty, twen ty, or even ten years ago, writes a cor respondent of the North American Review. Women attend business meetings of corporations, and ic some cases, notably small manufac turing or business concerns, if they have a large amount of money Invested, they serve as directors, even as presi dent or treasurer. They vote on school matters in the majority of the States. They have full suffrage in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado aud Idaho, and munici pal suffrage in Kansas. Even in States where they do not vote, women are fre quently seen at the polls, notably mem bers of the W. C. T. U., who go for the purpose of distributing ballots or pro viding coffee In the interest of temper ance. We see the same change in social life. Years ago a man's club was the one spot where a woman could not set her foot. It was generally supposed that the moral tone of the place was such that she would not wish to go there if she could. Customs have changed so much that women not only visit the club on "ladies" nights," but they are actually Invited to the restau rants on ordinary days. Almost all the newer clubs, especially those in the country, and those connected with ath letic interests, make provision for wom en, and in some cases the club suppers are almost as domestic as family par ties. Last winter I attended a meeting of the woman's society at a man's club In one of our great cities. The club men were not invited to the meeting, but the courtesy of a portion of their house was extended for the day, be caue the society was a noted one and the club could offer finer acommoda tions than any hotel. Some of the la dies, when enjoying the perfect ap pointments of the dressing and dining rooms, remarked that it was a pity thai women should ever undertake house keeping when men had shown that they could do It so much better. RAISED IN AN INCUBATOR. Army Shelter Tent. The Austrians have recently adopted for their army a shelter tent, which, when not pitched, is separated into pieces cut to fold over aud form storm coats for the soldiers. The material is a light, strong, waterproof linen, bound along the edges with wide braid and provided with cords, which serve the double purpose of fastening either the tent or coat. Upon halting for the night the soldiers remove or unpack their coats in pairs, tie them together and form the tent upon their own rifles, which, with bayonets fixed, are stuck into the ground to form tent poles. This Little One la Now Healthy, and Worth $500,001). Miss Lolita Armour, just 2 years old, and the granddaughter of Philip D. Armour, is the sturdiest incubator baby In the world. She is as pretty, weighs as much, and is as full of life to-day as babies which the storks usher Into the World more propitiously. Ever since the sly little minx, tucked away in her incubator cradle, heard the grandfather say that if she lived he would give her a half million for her grit, she has done nothing but thrive Industriously. She is the child of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ogden Armour, of Michigan avenue, Chicago. When little Miss Lolita came into the world she weighed Fancy and Toilet Articles. Y THE INCUBATOR BART. barely three pounds, and her doting grandfather was told that by the mer est chance she might be saved in an Incubator. The dearest wish of P. D. Armour's heart was for a grandaugh ter. As soon, then, as the much-hoped-for little stranger arrived a messenger was rushed post haste for the finest in cubator that could be bought All dainty baby frocks and frills were put aside, and the millionaire's grand daughter, rolled in a bit of linen and cotton, was laid in the new-fangled life-saving cradle. For days the plucky baby kept up a desperate fight in the tin box. No one watched It with more interest than the grandfather. Finally, when the scales showed that the baby was set for a winner, the grandfather, considerable of a fighter himself, showed his admiration by settling ar. even half million on the little miss. P. J. WñTTRON, Dealer in. Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals Y Jewelry, Brushes, Perfumery, coaps, Combs, Glass, Putty, Patent flIedieines Oils, Varnishes, Paints, Cutlery, Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Confectionery. FRUITS OF ALL KINDS. MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. The EQUITABLE Life Assurance Society Of The United States Outstanding Assurance December 31, 1897 $951,165,837.00 New Assurance written in 18t7 '56,955,693.00 Proposals for Assurance Examined and Declined 24,491,973.00 Income 48,572,269.35 Assets, December 31, 1S97 336,876,308.04 Reserve on all existing Policies (4 per cent standard) ami alt other liabilities '86,333,133.30 Surplus, 4 per cent standard 50,543,174.84 Paid Policy Holders in 1897 31,106,314.14 RQ FfiT-Most Insurance in Force. STRO N G EST-Lansest Surplus. BEST"Pays Deatn Claims Prompter. Pays Larger Missus ($1.000,000 more during last five years.) Issues Better Policies. Walter X. Parkhurst, General Manager. íSSííW ALBUQUERQUE, ISTEW MEXICO. C. 0. ANDERSON, Local Agent, Holbrook, A. T. JULIUS WETZLER HOW TO FEED THE SNAKE. English Snake-Charmer Whose Blood Is Poison-Proof. England has a remarkable snake charmer in Dr. Arthur Stradling, whose blood is poison-proof, and who permits the snakes to bite him at will. He has visited every snake country on the globe. He had two ribs broken once while manipulating a West Afri can pythoness sixteen feet long. This is the manner In which he feeds his boa constrictors, described by himself: "With shirt sleeves rolled up and stockinged feet I grasp the creature just behind the head and separate its jaws by gentle pressure with a silver spatula. It's more knack than force, for all snakes are exceedingly sensitive about the mouth; a light tap on the muzzle will turn the fiercest of them. Then the assistant (his little son) pops the lump of meat, dead rat, bird or whatever the morsel may be right in among the quivering triple rows of -WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL- 1 11 - 1 ü General Merchandise H MT" í"""- NAVAJO BLANKETS Highest Market Price Paid for Hay. CAPITAL, 100.000.00 Victims of Consumption. More cases of consumption appear among needle-makers and flleniakers than among any other class of laborers. Smythe I dropped a half-penny In front of a blind beggar to-day to see if he'd pick It up. Tompkins Well, did he? Smythe Not a bit of It! He sold, "Make it a sixpence, governor, and I'll forget mvself." London Tit-Bits. FILL1JÍO UP THE REPTILE. long, curved teeth positively quiver Jng and 'walking' with the agitation of anger on the mobile jaws and I push It down to the stomach, first with a ruler, and then by squeezing upon it with my hands from the outside, a me chanical suasion which requires to be maintained for some little time in order to insure that the Item of aliment shall remain In statu quo. "In the Interval the youngster is not Idle and finds plenty of occupation In shifting the reptile's coils and disen gaging various parts of me from a too close embrace. And so we fill the beast np until he can hold no more." Electric Plants on Warships. A big battle-ship has on board an electric plant capable of lighting a town Of 5,000 Inhabitant. An old man stopped in front of a window to look at a display of baby hoes. Another old man came up, and said: "Don't look at baby shoes; look at coffins." Bank of Commerce in fllbaqaerqae, !. JI. DALl.N FJ5ia EXCHANGE AN3 IS'JE iTCZ i O - CREDIT. Solicits Accounts and offers to Depositors Every Facility Consistent with Profitable Banking. DIRECTORS: M. S OTERO, President, J. C. BALBRIDGE, Lumber, W. LEXORD Capitalist. B. SCHUSTER, Vice-President, A. EISEMAXX.Eiseinann Bros. Wool. W. S.STRICKLER.Cas'r, A. M. BLACKWELL, Gross, Blackwell&Co., Grocers, H. J. EMERSOX, Assistant Cashier, W. A. MAXWELL, Wholesale Druggis. DEPOSITORY for ATCHISON, TOPEKAS SANTA FE RAILWAY AII I IAIV1 ADMDDI IOTCD v v 1 1 ii r-v i vi r i ivi lj i w j i i i i, -Practical Blacksmith and Wheeinght,4H NORTH SIDE OF RAILROAD AVENUE, HOLBROOK, ... ARIZONA. All Out of Town Work Will Recieve 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 YOU.