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VOLUME X1IL ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA TEKBITORY, SATURDAY OCTOBER 3. 1896. NUMBER 1 ft. ATLANTIC & PACIFIC Railroad Company. Condensed Time Table No. 42. Effective May 31, 1895. WESTWARD. EASTWARD. STATIONS. 1025p Lv Chicago.... Kansas City . . Denver . -. Albuquerq. e. "Wineate ... Galmp Holbrook . . "VVinslow.. . Flagstaff .. Williams . Ar-. -Aah Fork... .Ar 1630a 730p 535p 845p 2Z5p 930p 245a 815a 4 OOn 910a 325p 1145a 10 40a 850a 1215p 130p 403p 620p 715p 650p 8 45p 7 30a 6 30a 500a .LT 555p 850p 645a 9 30a 415p; hv. . . .Ash Fork . - An 645p 405p 915a 5 35a 2 55a 730p 1135p Ar. . Prescott. . Lv Ar Phoenix ....Lv 6 45a 85p 4 35a 715d ...Ash Fork- Kingman... .... Needles. . ."Blake. ... ... Daggett ... -Baratow .. Mojave ... . .Los Angeles . San Diego . San Francisco Ar 555a .Lv' 135a 5 00a 1120p 1033p 7-2od 13a UlOp 745p 6l0p IIOd S55a HOp 135p 680p 955D 7 40a 540p 810a 8 20p 1235p y tua 125a 63ftp Lv LV .Lv 1015a 7 30a 1015a 500p Pull ra an Palace Sleeping: Cars daily through between Los Angeles and Chicago and W illlams and Sau Francisco. Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars daily through between Chicago and San Francisco and Chi cago nd Los Angeles . Personally conducted Tourist Cars leave San Francisco every Wednesday and Los Angeles every Thursdav, running through to Kansas City, Chicago and Boston. Ask for a beautifully illustrated book, which will be mailed free DON A. SWEET, ' Gen. Passenger Agent, Albuquerquei N.M. SANTA FE, PRESGOTT & PHOIX RAILWAY. IN EFFECT JUNE 9th, 1896. fountain Time Is the Standard used. OBTH BOUND. 1 I NORTH BOUND KO. 3. 0. 1, NO. 2, 1 NO. 4, Pass. STATIONS. ass Pass Irnss S50p 9 03p 645a Lv Ash Fork Ar 6 45p 6 27p 613p 6 00p 5 33p 5 04p 4 50p 4 3Gp 4 22p 4 05p 3 50p 315p 3i2p 2 40p 220p 143p 5 35a 517a 5 03a 4 50a 4 25a 3 55a 3 42a 3 27a 312a 255a 2 40a 2 06a 2 03a I 35a U5a l2S5a 12 30a 12 10a I142p 1120n 7 04a 710ft 7 31a 7 55a ..Meath 8 Zip Wicklow Ror.k Butte . Cedar Glade Valley Del Rio ..Jerome Junction... Granite .Massisks Prescott. Prescott . ....Iron Springs .... Summit Ramsgate Skull Valley..,.. Kirklnhd Grand View Hillside .....Date Creek. .. .Martinez Congrc . .. Harqua Ham. .. ...Wii'konburg.. ... ..... Vulture ... 9 35p loeip 1031p 10 47p 11 02p 11 16p 1135p 8 2Ga 8 40a 8 56a 912a 9 30a 9 45a 3150p 1222a 12 25a 1255a 115a 232a 157a 215a 2 40a 10 18a 10 21a 1050a 11 10a 1147a 1203p 1224p 12 45p 152p 122p 105P 12 45p 12 27p 1201p 114ta 11 2Ca 11 03a 300a 3 20a 3 50a 4 20a lZ-'p 1040p 145p luiop 9 42p 9 20p 9 05p 83Sp 815p 80op 7 4ttp 7 30p 2 05p 2 31p 24'Jp 3 07p 380p 3 42p 3 57p: 415p 455a 5 Hal Hot Springs Junction 1046a 10 22a 1000a J47a 9 32a 915a 5 37a VoOa 612a B-'arasiey . Marlenette ... Peoria Glendale G25a G 43a Alhambra. .Phenix . 4t. Lv Tho Santa Fe, Prescott t Phemx rnilway. with the Santa Fe route, is the shortest and quickest route to Denver. Kansas City, St Louis, Chicago a d all points cast. The scenic line of Aiizona. The host route to California. The only North and South lino In Arizona o flic Grand Canon of the Colorado, Petrified Forest. Great Pine Forest. Cliff Dwell ings, Gtcat Salt River Valley and other points of interest. . , . t , Through tickets to all points in the Lnited States, Canadr. and Mexico. All the comforts and conveniences of a first class road with superb cqul ment. No. 4 makes connections at Ash Fork with A. fc P. vestlbuled limited No. 2 for the cast. This is the finesttrain west of Chicago. No. I connects with A.iP Nn 2 from the.wost Persons de siring to stay over at Ash Fork will and tho beatofaqcoraraodstlohsatFred Harvey's hotel. No, 2. makcJ close connections at Ash Fork with a; & P trains No. I and 4. A. Sc P. No. 1 reachos San Francisco at 10:15 a. m. second morning. No. land 2 connects at Jerome Junction with trains of U, V. & P. Ry. for Jerome. Connect! gat Prescott with stage lines for all Principal mining camps; at Congress with stage lines for HnrquaHala.Stant m and Yarncll; at Phoenix with tho Phoenix & Maricopa Ry . for points on tho S. P. Ry, This line Is he best route to the Gr at Salt River valley. For information regarding this valley and the rich mining section tributary to this road address GEO. M. SARGENT. G P. A. F. M. MURPHY, R. E WE LS, Pres. & Gen Man. Assist Gtm.Man. SEWIK6 MACHINE SUPPLIES! I furnish Needles, Oil, Belting, Shut tles, etc. ; also all parts and pieces for thirty-one different kinds of sewing ma chines. BesideB being agent for the above, I sell the World's famous WHEELER & WILSON SEWING MACHINE. Cash installments. Write for pricas and , -; ' particulars. f W. H. CLARK, ;--J.". j Holbrook9 Arizona. .?t' THE It New York World, THRICE A-WEEK EDITION. t" 18 Pages a We elf. " ' 1S8 Papers a Year. Is larger than any weekly or semi-weekly pa per published, and is the only important Demo cratic "weekly" published in New York City. Three times as large as the leading Republican vreeklyof New YorkCity. Itwillbe of especial advantage to you during the Presidential Cain paigB. as it Ispnblished every other day, except Sunday, and has all the freshness and timeliness of a daily. It combines all the news with along list of interesting departments, unique features, cartoons and graphic illustratious, the latter being a specialty. All these Improvements have been made with out any increase in the cost, which remains at one dollar tjeryear. We offer tliis unequalled newspaper and THE HERALD together one year for THREE DOL LARS. The regular subscription price of the two papers is $3.50. Address THE HERALD, St. Johns, Arizona. , Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Fair Highest Award. ST. JOHNS HEEALD. Incorporated April 27th, 188 1. Published evejrv Saturday W. Kv BURBAGT3, Manager. Entered In theiPbstoflice at St. Johns as second - . . gjasg matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One year. ,$2.50. Six months $1.50 Three months $1-00 OUR STANDARD BEARERS. For PresideKt, WM. J. BRYAN, Of Nebraska. For Tic President, ARTHUEP.SE WALL Of KlaiHe, For Delegate to Congress, MARCUS A. SMITH, n . of cochise. . - - Fob Councilman, SOL BARTfl, of St, Johns. For Assemblyman, J. B; PATTERSON, of St. Johns For Probate Judge, S. M. CRAIG, of St. Johns. Fob Di8tbict Attorney, ALFRED RUIZ, of Concho. Foe Shebiff, ST. GEO. CREAGHE, of Springerviile. Fob Tbeasueeb, A. E. HENN1NG, of Navajo. l: . Fob Recobdeb, HARRIS GREER, of Concho. Fob Supervisors. HUGH LYNCH, of Navajo, ELISHA AVER1TT, of Springerviile, Fob Subveyob, E. R. STAFFORD, of St. Johns. The Republican Ticket. Foe Delegate to Congbess, A. J. DORAN, of Pinal County. For Councilman, JOHN T. HOG UE, of St. Johns. Fob Assemblyman, GEO. H. CROSBY, of Springerviile. Foe Pbobate Judse, WILLARD FARR, of St. Johns. Foe Shebiff, LEANDRO ORTEGA, of Concho. Fob Tbeasubeb, BENJAMIN SCHUSTER, of St. Johns. Fob Distbict Attorney, WALTER G. SCOTT, of St. Johns. Fob Recobdeb, N. GONZALES, of Springerviile. Fob Supebvisors, JOSEPH UDALL, of Springerviile. BENIGN O LOPEZ, of Concho, JAMES D. MURRAY, of Springerviile. J udge Hawkins is ill and J udge Rouse is now holding court in his stead at Flagstaff. Gazette. Major General Nelson A. Miles, com mander of the United States Army, and party are now en route west on a tour inspecting the military poBts of Arizo na and southern California. Hon. Marcus A. Smith, the Demo cratic nominee to Congress, will ad dress the voters and citizens of St. Johns on the issues of tho day, in Ar mory Hall, at 7.30 p, m. on Thursday, October 8th, 1896. A writer in the Chicago Record, ad vocating the gold standard, produces an appalling array of statistics, and concludes with the assertion that "while in the year 1700 there was thir ty six times as much silver as gold in the world, in 1895 there was only nine teen times as much." Well, what of it? What does all that prove? If it demonstrates anything, it is that 16 to 1 is now about the proper ratio. THE YELLOW CANDIDATE. We give space this week to the full text of the platform adopted by the late Republican Territorial convention. A perusal of the document will show that the Republican party of Arizona has switched from the position taken last spring, and is now a straight gold bug ora ization. The same conven tion nominated A. J. Doran, of Pinal county, as candidste for delegate to congress. At this distance from the place, of holding the convention, we are rather puzzled at this action. We are somewhat surprised at any territorial political organization adopting a series of resolutions of such a pronounced yellow tinge, and can only be accounted for by the hope of rewards in the shape i of liberal slices of pie to be distributed from the McKinlev counter. The con vention then placed on this platform candidate who has heretofore sustained a territorial reputation as a free-silver advocate. All this would seem to show that the Republicans of Arizona have gotten themselves into a very anamo ious condition, and hardly "know where they are at." It looks like the convention delegates and candidates, one and all, were suffering from a very severe attack of yellow jaundice. VOLUME XIII. With this number the Herald com mences the thirteenth year of its ex istence, The management of the pa per takes this occasion to return thanks to its numerous readers for the staunch and liberal support accorded to it during all these years, and can do no less than to promise as good a return in the way of printing as good a news paper as possible. ItiB the intention to continue to disseminate good sound democratic doctrine forthe next thir teen years as in the past. SUES THE SUPERVISORS. Emery Kays Brings Action to Recover $900. f Gazette. On Tuesday morning Emery Kays a taxpayer and president of the citi zens league, entered suit in the district court for the recovery of $900 alleged to have been illegally drawn by J. T; Priest, W. L. George and E, B. Kirk land as members of the board of super visors of Maricopa County, for labor performed by said defendants. The following are the items stipulat ed In the complaint : That on June 3, 1895, W. L George, member of the board of supervisors, presented a claim against the county for $100 for services superintending re pairs on the county courthouse and re ceived the money. April 1, 1895, J. T. Priest, a member of the board of supervisors, presented a claim against the county for $185 for superintending the building the con construction of a road between Phoenix and Tempe, and receiving the amount. June 3, 1895, J. T. Priest, presented a claim for 215 for superintending the building of a road from Pbcenix to Tempe, and that amount was paid him. January 14, 1895, E. B. Kirkiand filed a claim and collected from the county $150 for superintending the construc tion of a new county jail. March 9, 1895, E. B. Kirkiand present ed a claim and collected from the coun ty $250 for expertmg the books of the county treasurer, such work having been performed while he was a member of the board of supervisors. The complaint further sets forth that no part of these several amounts have been returned to the county of Mari copa, and prays that a judgment for the several amounts be given, together with 40 per cent attorney's fees. No More Party Servitude. TSalt Lake Herald The manner in which Mr. Bryan is being greeted in his tour through the states shows that something more than idle curiosity impels the people to turn out by the tens of thousands to hear him. It is indisputable evidence that the people are doing a good deal of thinking, are searching for information with the ultimate object of voting to subserve their best interests. Flagi tious robbery and capitalistic aggres sion have combined to awaken popular intelligence, and the result of this will be that the masses ol the people will go to the polls thoroughly fortified against party prejudice, and prepared to a man to vote an intelligent ballot. Much of the evil of which the people complain is the logical result of party servitude. Party lines have so domi nated public sentiment in the past that people have incontinently submitted to the most grievous wrongs rather than dissolve the bonds of affinity between themselves and their party. No one has benefitted more by this than the capitalistic element, Capitalists, real izing the strength and adhesiye prop ties of party prejudice, have, while the people were clinging to imaginary prin ciples, beat the tomtoms with one hand and gone through the people's pocket with the other. The result of this (and it is evitable) is that while this farce comedy was being rendered the few were rapidly acquiring vast wealth and the many were being slowly, yet surely, reduced to poverty. But the end of party slavery is at hand. It has had a long reign, but it is over. The multitudes that are giving audience to Mr. Bryan bear testimony to a well de fined revolution in public sentiment. Rising from the horizon is a storm which will burst forth in November and sweep away every symbol of monopo listic sovereignty. The American peo ple are patient and tolerant, but when a public wrong becomes impeditive, be comes cumbersome and menacing, they rise with unanimity and dispassion ately, but effectively, stamp it out for ever. Statehood stands with Arizona next to the cause of silver. Both may be se cured with the election of Bryan and a democratic delegate to congress. Mark Smith spoke for the free coinage of sil ver in the halls of congress eight years ago. He has also on all occasions ad vocated statehood with all the vigor possible. The election of a republican or populist for delegate would probably j defer admission indefinitely. This is ! not apolitical contest, but one of meas ures and common sense finesse. The friends of silver and statehood should J stand togother Gazette- OLD FRIENDS. David Banks Sickles.J There are no fiiends Hfce old friends. And none so good" and tme,: We greet them when-we meet "them, As roses greet the dew ; No other friends are dearer Though horn of kindred mold ; And while tve prize the new ones, We treasure more the old. There are no friends like old friends, Where'er we dwell or roam, In lauds beyond the ocean. Or near the bounds of home ; And when they smile to gladden, Or sometimeR frown to guide, We fondly wish thone old friends Were always at our side. There are no friends like old friends, To help us with the load That nil mu3t bear who journey O'er life's uneven road ; And when unconquered sorrows The weary hours invest, The kindly words of old friends Are always found the best. There are no friend like old friends, To calm our frequent fears, When shadows fall and deepen Tbrough life's declining years ; And when our faltering footsteps Approach the Great Divide, We'll long to meet the old friends Who wait the other side. FARMERS OE OHIO. Realkc that the Tariff floes not Raise the Price of Wool. Columbus, O., Sept. 28. Major Mc Kinley's pet theme, the tariff, received a black eye from an unexpected source yesterday, At the thirty-third annual meeting of the Ohio Wool Growers' Association, held on the state fair ground, Hon. J. C. Stevens of Kenton advocated the principle of free silver and spoke favorably to free trade in a masterly address, which was loudly cheered. Mr. Stevens is a farmer and an ex banker. For eleven years he was na tional president of the Wool Growers' Association of the United States. Be sides this, he is an ex-member of the State Board of Agriculture, and is prob ably the best posted man in the state on questions of interest to the wool grower and agriculturist. He said among other things, that all his life he had been an advocate of a high protective tariff on wool. He had advocated this, not because he thought the principle was fundamentally right but because the wool grower was enti tled to as much consideration as the manufacturer. But he had been forced to the conclusion that the wool grow ers of the country had been the victims of a great iraud in the shape of protec tive legislation. They had been led to believe that they were to receive equal protection with the manufacturer, but the latter always got tho best of it. How was it forty years ago, when there was little or no pretense of protecting the wool grower, and, in fact, a high tariff such as is now advocated in cer tain quarters was not dreamed of? The speaker always received from 40 to 50 cents a pound for his wool in those "free trade" times. But how had it been under protection during the peri od between 1873 and 1894, when the wool tariff had been the highest on record ? There had been a gradual decrease in the price of wool until the climax was reached under the McKinley law, when wool dropped to its present price. There is an object lesson in this. It must mean that the tariff had but lit tle, if anything, to do with governing the price of wool. The cause of the decline and the means of restoring prosperity to the wool grower must be looked for elsewhere. There was another great issue, the only one now before the American peo ple which promised the farmer relief. That issue was the restoration of silver to the position it occupied when the farmer and everybody else in this coun try enjoyed prosperity. There was some applause at "this juncture, and the republican politi cians, including ex-congressman Taylor of Guernsey, and Senator Hogg, looked scared. " How are you going to vote free sil ver without voting for free wool ? one of them asked. " How are yougoipg- to vote for a tar iff without voting for the gold stand ard? was the answer. He said that when even John Sherman admits that the price of farm products will go up under the free and uuhmited coinage of silver and gold it is about time the far mers were getting their eyes open. Mr. Stevens spoke a few minutes longer on the money question, espous ing the cause of free silver, and con cluding by recommending that other questions than that of the tariff be dis cussed by the members of the Associa tion. The President adroitly headed off this suggestion by saying be favored it, but not at this session. Albuquerque Democrat. Keep it In Mind. The following paragraph from an ar ticle which appeared in the London Times and Echo of July 19, 1896, Bets forth a startling fact which ought to be called to mind by every voter in the United States when he goes to the polls next November: " If the single gold standard can b forced in South America and Asia as it has been since 1873 forced on North America and Europe, gold must inevit bly appreciate to at lea3t four times its present absurd value; or to put it oth erwise, commodities must decline to one-fourth of the present prtce and la bor, all over the world, be crucified as J it was never crucified before in the days vi 1 lucuiicvui am mum ui eveu uuatici slavery. Such is the contest. If the money lords can force eold mouometal- ism upon the whole world they will succeed in establishing the most gigan tic moneyed aristocracy among the rich, and the worst system of peonage serfdom among tne 'masses' that has ever cursed the helpless sons of men." HIS ANNOUNCEMENT. How a Candidate Made His Proposal. An enamored young man addressed a marriage proposal to his lady love, says an exchange, as follows: " My Dear Miss : I hereby announce myself as a candidate for your hand and shall use all fair and honorable means to secure the nomination. I know that there are many candidates in the field, and I hesitated long before entering the race, but now I am in to stay. My views on love and matrimony have been often expressed in your hearing and I need not express them here. You know that I favor free coin age of love a 16 to 1 love and a main tenance, of free silver after marriage. If you decide to confer upon me the honor I seek, please fix the date for a caucus with your mother. I have no objection to her acting as temporary chairman, provided that it is clearly understood that I am to be chairman of the permanent organization, Shonid the result of the caucus prove satisfactory we can soon hold the pri mary and select the date of the con vention. I have neyer believed in long campaigns, so if you decide to honor me I will ask you to make convention date as early as possible. Devotedly yonrs, He received the following brief reply: "Caucus unnecessary. Report on permanent organization satisfactory ; nomination unanimous ; come at once and fix date of ratification. Yours, on the 16 to 1 basis, Tribune. Will tne East Secede ? The views of the eastern gold men are well illustrated in an article con tributed to the Nineteenth Century by W, L. Alden, which contains the fol lowing remarkable language: The average western American is a man of unbounded energy, unbounded self conceit and unbounded ignorance. It is to the ignoraut west that the United States owe the greenback folly, the protectionist delusion and the sil ver craze. The possibilities are at present in fa vor of the election of McKinley. But a defeat of the silveiites this year sim ply postpones their victory for four brief years. That the free and unlimited coinage of silver means the utter ruin of the east, goes without saying. When the silverites gain possession of the federal government, the east must sbmit, with what grace it can master, to complete and hopeless bankruptcy, or it must withdraw from the Union and endeavor to maintain its independence by arms. Exchange. am m m Wrong" Side Before. That was rather a good story told last evening by Mark Smith about his opponent, Jim Doran, who for twenty years has preached silver, but who is now the republican candidate on the gold standard ticket for delegate. He likened Jim unto the man who was sleeping in a hotel when the fire alarm was sounded. The man jumped out of bed and in his haste got his trowsers on wrong side before. Presently the proprietor rushed at him and asked "are you hurt? " The fellow took a look at himself and said "I do not feel any pain, but look how I am twisted." This brought down the crowd, as the candidate has certainly warped his former self out of shape to get on a gold platform. Gazette. Wheat Goes Up. The highest price of the season was reached in New York on the 23d inst. The wheat market wound up its sess ion on the 24th inst. with a straight advance of 2c a bushel. The rise was attended by intense excitement. Near ly all the crowd had sold wheat early in the day on the idea that the bull movement was over and prices had dropped about $c. Under the pressure some of the local crowd stood losses of 1 to 2c a bushel in getting the wheat back. Of the total future transactions of 5,380,000 bushels, the bulk was made in the last hour. Prices closed with the highest price of the present cam paign. Ex. Will Support Fergnsson. j A dispatch from Las Vegas, N. M., dated September 30, says: The Optic appeared this evening without McKinley's picture atits mast head, but instead the name of H B. j Fergnsson for delegate. In a long ed itorial it says the time has arrived when it must sunder, for tne time being, its ties to the republican partly of New Mexico and its candidate for delegate and closes by saying its vote and sup port shall be given Fergnsson. If I were a citizen of the United States, 1 stouttl go about with 16 to 1 badges all over me. I believe that if the system were given fair play the United States is big enough, rich enough and strong enough to maintain the par of exchange alone and to settle the ratio for the norld. W. H. Gren fell, President of the Bimetallic League of England. "-. Highest of all in Leavening a vr ABSOLUTELY PURE THEIR PIiATFORM. The Republican Principles as Enunciated at Phenix. The following is the full text of the platform of principles adopted by the late Republican Territorial convention held at Phenix : Itesolved, That the unrestricted control of the government by the Democratic party has been a record of unparalleled incapacity and disas ter. They have ruthlessly sacrificed indispen sable revenue, entailed an unnecessary deficit, and borrowed money for ordinary expenses, piling up the public debt in times of peace. They have forced an adverse baiance of trade and reversed all the measures and results of successful Republican rule. Resolved, That every consideration of public safely demands that the government shall be rescued from the hands of those who have shown themselves incapable to,conduct it, and shall be restored to the party which for thirty years administered it with unequalod success. Resolved, That we believe the first and most important question before the people is the tariff. We believe that the policy of protecting American idustiits is the foundation and bul wark of American development and prosperity. We demand such an equitable tariff upon for eign imports which come into competition with American products as will not only furnish ad equate revenue for the necessary expenses of the government but will protect American la bor and products. We favor the restoration of a tariff on wool equal to that existing under the McKinley bill, Resolved, That Protection and Reciprocity are twin measures of Republican policy. Dem ocratic rule has struck down both, and both must be restored . Protection for what we pro duceFree admission for necessaries of life which we do not produce ! Recipiocity agree ments of mutual Interests which gain open mar kets for us in return for opeu markets to others. Protection builds up domestic industries and trade and secures our own markets for our selves. Reciprocity builds up our trade with foreign nations and finds an outlet for our sur plus. esolved, That we endorse the jNational Re publican platform, as enunciated at St Leuis, without any reservation whatsoever. While we are believers in bimetallism, we believe that the Republican party is the only true friend of silver, and will legislate in such a manner as will be favorable to the coinage of silver with out disturbing the bnsiness interests of the country. We regard the silver plank in the Na tional Democratic platform as simply a subter fuge invented to confuse the people and divert their attention from the true issue before them in this campaign, which is legislation upon the tariff question . Resolved, That wo endorse the course of our Delegate to Congress, Hon N. 0. Slurphv, and we believe that the people of Arizona have been well and ably represented by him. His labors have always been in tho interest of his constit uents. Resolved, That it is the sense of this Conven tion that Arizona ought to be admitted to state, hood' as we believe It would bo of great benefit to our commonwealtn, and we demand our ad mission to the sisterhood of states in this Union without further equivocation or delay. Ohio. The Columbus Record says : Hun dreds of republicans who are also for silver are coming over to Bryan in this city and county. According to ex-republicans themselves there are not less than 1,500 in this county alono. In many cases the converts are not allow ed to come out openly, but they are for Bryan just the same. The Columbus Call of the 17th says: Hon. Henry C. Taylor has retired as chairman of the republican county ex ecutive committee. He knows a polit ical cyclone when he sees it coming. There are more members of the Bry an club in Painesville than there were ever democratic votes cast in Lake couuty. There are a dozen other clubs besides A conservative estimate puts Bryan's gam in the western reserve over the vote last year, at 20,000 and it is more likely to be 25,000. The silver wave is sweeping eve'thing before it up there. The democratic state committee is sending out over 10,000 documents each day, but the demand is more than twice as great as tho supply. More than 1,000 Bryan clubs are organized in the state and each is calling for silver literature. The giant cactus of the Arizona des erts is a very valuable plant for the Indi ans. From it the aborigines make a fer mented drink. Its fruit furnishes food. The food cannot be eaten fresh is dried and used at leisure. Tho tough dried ribs of this big plant serve some of the Indians for a framework on which to construct the mud roofs of their hous es, as well as for material for household furniture, traps and coops. Indian graves are also covered with parts of this cactus. Where it is impossible to obtain water antelope and rabbits of the desert eat certain kinds of cactus fruit and leaves. Even the coyote, sup posed'to be a carniverous animal, will eat cactus fruit, and is a despoilerof a watermelon patch, the coyote is much dreaded by the Arizona ranchers L. A. Times. The Common People. Washington Tost. "I get about in a good many cities of the union," said Mr. George P. Kirk, a well known commercial traveller for a New York house in conversation at the Ebitt, "and I have watched the the pi ogress of this campaign with more than usual interest. 1 have no ticed uiie tniug in connection thmewitli that proves to my mind very conclu sively that, however they vote, candi date Bryan is easily first choice with Power. Latest U.S. Gort Report Baking Powder the plain people the every-day citi zens who live on common fare and wear ready-made clothes. In every theater I enter when topical songs are given all references to Bryan are applauded vociferously by the class I have describ ed. Allusions to his opponent evoke but faint applause and in most cases a good deal of hissing. In New York City at a very swell theater, patronized almost exclusively by wealthy and well-dressed people, I noted the only exception. It was at Hammerstein's and the fashionable audience gave lus ty shouts at mention of McKinley and only groans for Bryan. There were no workingmen, or but very few, in attend ance. KILLED AT CONGRESS. Arthur Ij. White of Phenix Fa tally Injured, The following account of the fatal accident to Arthur L. White, of Phce. nix, weather observer, is from the Phoe nix Republican : Mrs. Arthur White returned yesterr day morning from Prescott with the re mains of her husband, who was killed Sunday in the Congress mine. The funeral was held yesterday at 3 o'clock from the undertaking parlors of Randal & Davis. Rev. Cal Ogburn con ducted the services, both at the under-" taking establishment and at the grave The pall-bearers were Sumner Hackett, Ira P. Smith, Bruce Perley, Thomas Gorman, Walter Holbrook and George Scott. Several friends of tho deceased attended the funeral. The exact particulars of the death of Mr. White are as follows : Mr. White and wife and another gentleman were visiting the mine under ground. They were on their way to the surface in an empty car when a runaway car was heard rapidly descending the incline upon them. The gentleman who was with Mr. White caught Mrs. White in his arms and jumped from the car to the side of tho track. Both escaped unhurt. Mi. White remained in the car and a few seconds after the runa way car collided with the car in which Mr. White was ridinir, He was caught between the cars and both his sides crushed. Death must have been in stantaneous. The cause of the accident is hard to properly place. Some-miners were load ing a couple of cars on the 400-foot level of the incline. It is thought that the wheel blocks must have slipped and the cars started downward on the run of destruction. Business Situation. Bradstreet's of the 25tb inst. says : "In eastern jobbing circles the feel ing is one of increasing confidence. There is more doing in some staple lines : noticeably at the east and at southern cities. In most other instan ces purchases continue for immediate wants only. There is little expectation of a general revival of business prior to the election. The total number of business fail ures throughout the United States is 321 this week, compared with 315 last week, 198 in 1895, 204 in 1894 and 282 in 1893. The Raleigh News says that Thomas E. Watson, the Populist candidate for Vice President, is worth $50,000, and is in receipt of a good income from his paper, his farm and his law practice. If Troubled with Rheumatism Read This. Annapolis, Md., April 16, 1894. I have used Chamberlain's Pain Balm for. rheumatism and found it to be all that is claimed for it. I believe it to be tho best preparation for rheumatism and deep-seated muscular pains on the mar ket and cheerfully recommend it to the public. John G.Brooks, dealer in boots, shoes, etc., No. 18 Main street. ALSO READ THIS. Mechanicsville, St. Mary County, Md. 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