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HOLBBOOK, ARIZONA In practice It proves to be easier to dodge an automobile than a horse. The national government spent $20, 000,000 In celebrating Dewey Day offi cially. As a rule Individual firms get for themselves, but the formation of trusts means getting together. A bicycle with sail atachment is a new idea, but the old dislike to going on a tack continues to prevail. Ladies who remove their bonnets In church have every reason to expect in creasing blessings to fall upon their heads. A medical authority says piano prac tice is bad for the nerves. He prob ably means when it degenerates Into bad practice. This liquid air of which we are hear ing so much has no connection with the melody that the enraptured song lover drinks In. It was not enough for the other European nations to make China feel small by taking Its territory, but here Spain wants a slice of it. If you want the new German anodyne ask your druggist for diathylglycocol 1 a mido orybenzoesauremethylesther. That's Its simple name. After the uniform garb of woe if s been wearing that $20,000,000 may sug gest to Spain that something in such large checks is considerable change. Women are so clever at capturing thieves these days that there is no longer any safety in the knowledge that the men are away from home. The peanut tnlst is an accomplished fact, but owing to the abundance of the raw material it will never be pos sible to corner the circus lemonade supply. Perhaps Admiral Dewey has been a little distrustful of the magazines ever since he saw the effect of the "blowing up" of the magazines of the Spanish ships in Manila Bay. A woman never seems to know that she has performed a wonderful feat, that better not be undertaken again, when she has stepped backward off a street-car and still lives. Tripler has reduced the cost of liquid air from $500 a half pint to $4 a gallon. Even at that price the young man is probably thankful that "the summer girl" prefers ice cream soda to liquid air. It seems to be the fashion just now to show your affection for a girl by taking shots at her with a revolver. It is a curious sort of abnegation this, in volving, as it does, the putting of the loved person out of the world. So the Sultan has made up his mind to pay the little bill he owes to certain American citizens for losses incurred In the course of the Armenian mas sacres. Even he sees the wisdom of the motto "Don't monkey with a buzz saw." Two hundred years ao the richest man in New York was a German, and from that day to this the representa tives of that race in America have been noted for success in business. In the purely speculative methods of acquir ing wealth they do not figure very prominently; there are few "Napoleons of finance" among them. But where legitimate enterprise is the game there will they be found among the winners. The new destructive weapons of war do not seem to do much destroying after all. We are told of savagely fought battles in which Maxim and Gatling guns are used, of tremendous bombardments, of desperate storms of shot hurled against the enemy, and then read that the loss of life on the part of the foe aggregates from thirty to fifty men. And the old-fashioned cyclone goes on Its way and mows down hundreds in its path in a few seconds, to say nothing of wiping two or three towns off the face of the earth at the same time. The sanitary value of trees is a mat ter which has ben too little regarded. All forms of vegetation play a more or less important part in tempering the excess of climate, but the service per formed by trees is by far the most ef ficient. Their leaves present a vast area of surface to the air, while the tree Itself occupies little ground space. With the destruction of forests have come marked changes in climate. The winters have grown colder, the sum mers hotter. Streams which once flowed evenly are now transformed in a few hours from trickling rills to raging torrents. The springs which red them have gone dry. The earth not sheltered by trees is more deeply frozen In winter and more parched in summer. With the extremes in climate, new and dangerous diseases have appeared in localities heretofore noted for theii healthfulness. The lost trees cannot, of course, be recalled; but by planting others in their places and by preserv ing those which have so far escaped destruction a real and important ser vice may be rendered to the public health and the public welfare. Mrs. Hetty Green has opened a cot tage at Newport, the first step neces sary to secure a desirable matrimonial alliance for her daughter. If the re turns are not favorable we presume that Europe will be the next point of attack. It seems Important that some provision should be made for Miss Green, who is a very charming young woman, with more money than one would be justified in carrying about in Chicago after sundown. Now, Mrs. Green, with all her amiable traits. Is hardly the person to arrange the ten der preliminaries, and we might sug gest that It would be advisable to se cure the services of a shadchan of di plomacy and address, who would at tend to all the bothersome details for a trifling consideration. We see no reason why Miss Green should not capture a prince If her affairs are deli cately manipulated. The haWt of using the heads, wings and breasts of birds for millinery pur poses has always been the most dis couraging condition with which the lovers of birds have had to contend. In the hope that an object-lesson might do something Jo discourage this practice, the Massachusetts Audubon Society re cently gave a "hat show," at which prizes were awarded for the most at tractive hats and bonnets trimmed without the use of other feathers than those of the ostrich and domestic fowl. Many of the best-known society women of Boston gave the exhibition the sanc tion of their presence and their patron age, and all the prominent milliners of the city sent the most attractive crea tions their designers could produce within the stipulated conditions. The hats were divided Into classes, and prizes were bestowed on those in which artistic results had been achieved at small expense, as well as upon those In which nothing but the most attractive effect had be3n considered. No thought ful person who saw the beautiful color combinations, the artistic arrangement of ribbon and flowers and lace, could help feeling that here was enough to satisfy any real love of the beautiful, or any reasonable devotion- to fashion; and that the mental attitude which found these results unsatisfactory and demanded the lives of the birds to gra l fy its vanity, was derogatory to true womanhood. There Is a story of a Sunday-school teacher who remonstrat ed with one of the boys In her class whom she had discovered In the act of taking the eggs from a bird's nest "Think bow the poor mother-bird will feeir she said. "Huh!" replied the boy. "You've got the mother-bird on your hat! I guess she won't feel very bad." The moral of the story need not be pointed out A curious condition exists at Guam, to which Capt B. Leary has been sent as governor. The Islands, of which Guam is the most important have long been the scene of missionary labors, managed generally by the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions. Some ten years ago the Rev. Alfred Snelling was sent to the Carol ines from Boston by this Congrega tional missionary board. For some probably good reason the work of Mr. Snelling was not satisfactory, and a few years since he was relieved and the Rev. Dr. Price was sent out to sup ply his place. Mr. Snelling Immediate ly revolted, and wherever Dr. Price established schools or opened churches Mr. Snelling duplicated them. Each of the missionaries used his influence against the other, and in these contro versies the natives took an active part Dr. Price was recently superseded by the Rev. Mr. Stimson, who is now car rying on the work in opposition to Mr. Snelling. The latter is the more pop ular with the native population. It be ing claimed that he maintains his hold upon them rather by a judicious distri bution of trinkets as presents than by the soundness of his doctrines or the energy of his religious work. The na tives are all In favor of annexation to the United States, as Is shown by an Incident at Ponape, the capital of the Caroline group, which is held by the Spaniards with a small garrison and two gunboats. When the people of the Island heard of the taking of Guam by the Americans they shut up the Spanish garrison in the fort and made ready to deliver them to the United States upon the first demand. A few of the Spaniards escaped to the gun boats, which they took up one of the rivers and concealed in a mangrove swamp. The natives show, in many ways, their kindly disposition toward the United States, and Capt Leary will have an easy task in instituting a bet ter order of things than the people knew under Spanish rule. Tbe Alleged Alternative. "Why should I marry you?" she asted, coldly. "TVell, of course," he replied, vicious ly, "you can be an old maid if yo "The newspaper correspondents, witli cameras In their hats and pencils stick ing out of their pockets like quills on a porcupine, didn't get hold of everything that happened In the late war," re marked the lieutenant "There was the time the Spanish fooled the One Hun dred and Twenty-seventh volunteers, for Instance." "How was It lieutenant?' asked somebody. "Why, it was the sharpest trick you ever heard of, and simple as A B C. Ton know, the One Hundred and Twenty-seventh ta made up of men from New York City all heroes, of course, but still they are accustomed to the civil walks of life. And the civil walks of life, taken literally, now adays, are peculiar paths. It was at San Juan. The regiment had been or dered to advance and lie down close among some low bushes. The Span lards were only a short distance in front The firing had ceased In that neighborhood and all was still. Our men were In a state of intense though suppressed excitement You could never guess what those crafty .Span lards did. Suddenly they rang a bicy cle bell, and followed It with a cable car gong. The Hundred and Twenty seventh jumped Into the air as one man. The Spaniards blazed away and tried to take 'em on the wing. Of course, they didn't hit a thing, because Spaniards never do; bat If they had been good shots they might have bagged the whole regiment Aud I would not be surprised if they'd had an elevated road guard to yell 'Step lively P that they could have stampeded every last man." Harper's Bazar. Now that the volunteers are back, the opportunities for obtaining at first hand a knowledge of the real horrors of war are percepti bly increased. Two Chicago boys who were together at Santiago, grow 1 n g reminiscent disclosed a fearful fact yesterday. "I have often wondered," said one, "and now that we are back home, I want to know why you re ported for sick call about four days out of every week and yet never seemed any more sick than I was?" "Why, If you were only foxy you'd have been wise like the rest of us. One doctor was a homeopathlst and, no matter what kind of pills he gave out they were all sugar-coated and they made the best sweetening for coffee that ever happened." Chicago News. A veteran of the war of the rebellion was telling some of his experiences to a civilian, and he was dwelling upon the terrific courage of the captain of bis company, and also his profanity. In those days profane officers were much more common than they now are, and they were especially noticeable among the volunteer troops. The captain re ferred to was notorious In two armies for his command of profane language, and he never entirely recovered from It though his admission to the regular army at the close of the war moder ater his manner somewhat "It meant death to every man of us," said the veteran, speaking of a pro posed charge on a line of breastworks before Richmond, "If we went In there, and we knew it but there wasn't any thing else to do, unless we got different orders. There had been a mistake in ordering us to take the works until some re-enforcements had come up, but that wasn't any of our business." "Well, now," demurred the civilian, "I don't look at It that way. It ought to have been your business not to have fought when you knew you were going to be whipped." "If we had put up any sort of a bluff like that you bet our captain wouli have got one of his swearing spells on, and then the dickens would have beer to pay. He just never would have got ! done cussing us for being cowards." "Do you mean to say your company would have gone In and been killed rather than to stand the captain's swearing?" "That's what." "Well, I wouldn't" "Oh, but you never heard the captain cuss." Washington Star. XJae for Waste. The gases from blast furnaces, which have hitherto been wasted, are now being used for driving gas engines. In Germany, where the experiment has been tried. It Is claimed that this neg iected product is exceedingly econom ical and satisfactory, as It costs but firtle to secure the gas. Some women make a continued story st their troubles and recite a chapter very time they see a friend. Arizona Co-Operative Mercantile Inst. IIOLBROOK, AND SNOWFLAKE "Wholesale and Retail Dealers in General WeFehandise 1SK 4 Flouring Mills. A O --- y - -a Osborne Harvesting Machinery, Oliver Chilled Plows John Deere Plows and Cultivators, Bridge & Beach Superior Stoves and Ranges, Gem of Otero Flour, Cooper's Sheep Dip and Little's Sheep Dip. 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