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• HONEY, HONEY. i ■ ii . ■■ Wholesale and Retail ——at—*■*• ■**. ' ' v B. F. Johnson, Sons & Co, DEALERS IN 0-©aa.axa-X d.lse. »>«■<■■■! can a 1 ;Ofuc&»- JJE CM AS. H. JOKES, FHYBICIAN A BURGEON, f*Mrc, ...... Arizona Mm »t Helnwnan 4 QiU Mlack. Otto# Hours -4(fiIa.H.,SU4 and 7 to 8 p. ». JJ M. GILBERT, M. D. PHYSICIAN A SURGEON Orrici —Over Zenos Co-Op Store. Mesa City, A. T. JJ J.JRSSUr, DENTIST. All Work W&rrftHfceflTand price* very reasonable. OfTC« —Porter Block. Phoenix, Arizona. —1 .—•- * ■ L.T.—- ' ' '*"■ ■ 0. P. FITCH DENTIST. Permanently located in Mesa Office—Macdenald Street, Oppos te Livery Stable. MESA, * Arizona. ( JJETHUNE A McCABE ATTORNEYS AT-LAW. Special attention Riven to land, Water and mining ease*, Practice in all the courts, fEMPB ARIZ. S. HOLBROOK, SURGEON DENTIST. All work ftiarant*«4 and prises reasonable. L.twaa Noe. 1 add t, Porte Building. Phoenix. Arieona. TRIPPELL 4 SOW Am, Twrrau., E. M„ Mining Engineer and |fet*lipgi*t. Aims L Tumu, C* L„ Civil Engineer and Deputy County Surveyor, po a)l kinds of Architectural, Mining and Giuil Engineering. Goo tracts taken for buildings and es timate* furnished for a 1 ! work. Hy draulic and Canal work a specialty. Omn, Pomeroy Blank MESA CITY. 1 f. ARTHUR, DEALER IK tad tetafa, Country produce taken and highest market price allowed. HOCKETFS OLD STAND, ts »in aal Maokoaald Street*, MESA Mesa Free Press. P T. POMEROY, Notary Public & Conveyancer. Legal papers Carefully Drawn. Opposite Hakes House. VCESA CITY, - «• • - ARIZONA LAWRENCE WOOD RUFF, HOMCEOPATHIST, Graduate of Hahnnman Medical College, Phila delphia. Class 1882. Office and Residence Rooms li, 13 and 16. Cotton Block, Phosnix. Office Honrs—/ to 9 a in., 1 to S and 6 to 8 p. m. fjl H. SABIN, M. D. PHYSICIAN & SURGEON- Office — Two Doors East of Postoffice Residence—Robson Street, First Door South of Main. Mesa - - Arizona jF H. L6NGM(STIE,~ ~ I Mum Street, Mesa, Ariz. Three doors east of postoffi Omen Horne -B a. ui to 5 . m. W. A. BURTON, CONTRACTOR -and- BUILDER Estimates Furnished on Short Notice. MESA, - - - Ariz I BONNET, THE CHICAGO SPECIALIST. POMEROY BLOCK, - MESA. | Treats all private and chronic diseases and deformities with suc -1 cess, where cure is possible, also all diseases peculiar to the female sex, having bad exclusive experience in - the treatment of ; Female and Chronic Diseases, lie has a Special Treatment for all those life-destroying and painful ) diseases, and can effect a cure in all curable o-nes. GOfil ULTATION FREE, JOHN X. JONES Boot and Shoe Maker Repairing a Specialty. k done* Bros' Winery Meta MESA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, JULV 13, 1893. ZenosCo-Op. ->• < The Finest Line Ever Opened in Mesa can be Seen in Our Dry Goods Dep’t, Which contains new, neat and fashionable dress goods, flannels, ladies’ and gents’ furnishing goods and everything usually found in a well furnished establishment. Our Hardware and Grocery Dep’ts are stocked with the choic est goods. We are Agents for tlae Celebrated Myers Pumps, the Fa mo U 8 Ftatherbone Buggy Whips and the Unexcelled Canton Clipper Plows. Our lines are of the best and our prices as low as the lowest. Special orders given prompt attention. CALL AND SEE US. I MING WANTON. XIuLFOISZT^nD ENGLISH SHIRE Stallion. Will make the season, beginning March 10th and ending July 1 Oth, at Mesa City. TERMS: Single service $lO cash; season service, sls, note for which required at beginning of servicp, payable at close of season, July 10. Usual return prfvileges. T. P. BANTA, Owner CONTEST NOTICE. S, Land Office, Tucson, Arizona, June 28,1893 Complaint having been entered at this offi by William H Co le against George D Spooner sos failure to comply with the law as to Desert Laud entry No 1643 dated May 12th 7890 upou the whole of Section 28 Township 2 S Range 6 E. in Maricopa county Arizona wi h a view to the caneeliatiou of said entry. Contestant alleg ing that Contestee did not reclaim said tract by conducting water thereon duri? g the statutory period, endiug May 12, 1893, and has not taken any steps toward the reclamation of said land, or giving any notice of intention to take advan tage of the act of March 3rd 1891. But has wholly abandoned said tract. The Contestant having fll«d affidavit in this office May 13th 1893 setting forth the fact that aftcruslng due dilligencn he is unable to get personal service upou the contestee and asks that service may be had by publication in the Mesa Face Press paper published at Mesa Ari zona. The same is hereby granted, and the said Parties ere hereby summoned tc appear at the office es the Clerk of the District Court Phoenix Arizona on the" 29, day of August 1893 at 10 o’clock a. m., to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. 1 Hearing before Register and Receiver U 8 Land Office, Tucson. Arizona en the 6th day of September 1893 at 2 o’clock p. m. HERBERT BROWN, Register, Nottce for Publication. COMMUTATION HOMESTEAD NO. 1669; Land Office at Tucson Arizona June 27,1893. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof In support of his claim and that said proof will he made before the Clerk of the . District Court at Phoenix Arizona on Friday August 4th, 1893, viz Alexander N. Forsyth of Mesa Arizona for the SEA of See 80 T 1 N R 6 E. He names the following witnesses to prove his ► cout nuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: John L Andetson, George An derson, James R Wilson and William Irwin all of Mes* Arizona HERBERT BROWN* Regist Beside the Sea. All the sunbeams of the sky seem dancing On the sparkling tropic sea. And the great waves ceaseless moan and thunder, In their solemn majesty. But across the sky, like birds quick passing, Shadows fall upon the waves, As if golden sunbeams dance too gaily Over sailors’ lonely graves. Thus across the brightness ot life’s pathway Sorrow comes, alas! to all, As upon the Bparkling tropic ocean Dreary, dusky shadows fall. Almond Cttltnre, Dr. L. C. Toney of this cityi contributes the following excellent article upon the above subject, to the Arizona Magazine: Southern Arizona is the home of the almond. Three years study have convinced me that in the cultivation of this variety of nut are excellent opportunities of mak ing money. Two years ago upon our place in Mesa, we tested some almonds aud found that seven-year old trees produced twenty pounds to the tree and that a large commission house in Chicago quoted twelve and one-half conts per pound for them. This is $339 an acre, as we have planted 134 trees to the acre in « our twenty acre orchard. Having also sent samples of the nuts to 1 New York and Boston, shown some i to one of the leading almond i growers of California, who has < fifteen hundred acres under cul- i tivation, and to others, we feel > competent to say that Arizona can and do!‘S produce as fine a nut as i my other state or territory. . If three liundn d dollars an acre can be made, I shall be satisfied. Drought must be carefully guarded ( against, O.ie tree near Mesa had but a small supply of water and yet 1 produced twenty pounds, and these same nuts were then quoted at fourteen cents per pound in Chi ( cago, and eighteen cents in New York. Ail who have watched almond culture in this territory, where it has been tested twelve years, agree that the almond re- i quires very little water, which is a great advantage in a country where canals will break or go dry at times, and if in a country where the rain falls, it does not fall or distribute properly at all times and seasons. Ability to reach a good market is by far the point of greatest im portance to consider. As most fruits may be raised in every state, I mention the limited area of pro duction, both in the United States and Europe, to give reasons why the market is good and is likely to remain so, Parcs of California, Oregon, Arizona and Texas are the only places in the United States which produce the almond to any appreciable extent. As for Ari zona, it is only in our rich valleys that it can be raised, With this limited area and a duty of five cents per pound on what little comes from the Eqropean countries, when we think of the rapid in crease of the population, we can not fail to believe that the market for the almond will be good for many years to come. When in St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha, San Francisco, Denver, and other cities, I saw and conversed freely with many nut and fruit dealers, all of i whom agreed unanimously that the almond can not be over produced, i After corresponding with the most prominent dealers in Chicago, New te/York and Boston aud receiving similar replies, I become fully per suaded of this most essential con sideration, previous to planting an orchard. like fact that almond culture is attended by a light expenditure of mental and physical 1 ibor has al ways been a powerful argument in its saver with the writer, who has always had a weakness for the least burdensome end of the log. Prun ing being obviated, a part of skill ed labor is saved, which can never apply to the orange, lemon, prune or apricot. Os course, shaping and cutting out of interfering branches is not pruning. Cutting and dry ing is sated, much labor in irrigat ing, and the ripe nuts can be handled more like corn th in any fruit. In Southern Arizona, when labor is an object, this is no unim portant factor. All labor in win ter, as on orange trees, in wrapping is avoided in growing the almond. Tree climbing is obviated, as the nuts are shaken off and caught in canvas or cloths and then hauled to a shed or packed in a storing room. One reason why the ulraond will not be overproduced is because, were all the land that can produce them planted with almonds the mar ket would not be glutted. Only about one-tenth of one per cent, of those who are told the truth believe it and hence where many read this article, they will throw it down and call it a real estate bait. lam only giving what 1 have learned to apply in my own orchard of twenty acres of almonds. Another reason is the constantly growing demand in all cities for salted almond. There is a class of people who op pose meat eating who favor almonds. The almond is used by confection ers, doctors and as a table relish. The greater consumption is by con Confectioners. It is second to none in flavor as a nut meat. So limited is the production of the almond, that in Holland, it has become necessary to manufac ture an artificial almond to supply the great demand for them. All the fruit dealers say that the sup ply is far less than the demand. No protection is ever necessary to keep them from frojt, as my twelve years in Arizona proves. Only two failures from frost being the record of that time. Almond trees cost me from eight to fifteen cents apiece and orange trees sl. Seedling trees, June buds, dormant buds and even nuts are planted. The best almond raiser 3 in Califor nia, howeetr, told me the June bud far exceeds any other, making a more vigorous growth and involv ing a smaller freight bill. Ihe planter moreover loses fewer than he does when he plants yearlings. The tap root of the yearling can never be made to resist the same hardships that the many rootlets of the June bud cau. The tap root of the yearling must be cut, and am putation of any large trunk causes a far greater mortality than of any number of smaller ones. The or ange, lemon, lime and many other frnits require much fertillization, but Prof. Wickaon on “California Fruits” says, ‘ the almond, fie and gjapes require lighter soil than the others.” I can oulv spoak for what I have seen and investigated in this Salt River valley. Perhaps others may give more facts and figures and write more practically. Ido this to add my mite for the. develop ment of the resources of Southerr Arizona. >lr. L. H S with, of Phoenix, Arizona, has a two-year-old twenty acre tract of almond tress, thirty feet apart. Vinw w-re planted between originally, but w re after wards taken out. He prefers trees much nearer together than thirty feet. Mij. Hunmond, also of Phoenix, his several aeres that must be quite large by this time. Those of Mr. Smith are on both almond and peach root, but that gentleman finds the almond foot to be much more hardy. Professor Hilgard, of the State Agricultural College of California, told the writer that h»* prefers the almond root to any other. The varieties planted in Mr. Smith’s orchard are I. X. L. and Nonpireil. He ex pressed to me a preference f<w the Nonpareil. The orceard mentioned was planted by running furrows with a large plow and then cover ing with another. They made a fine growth. Mr. Wru. Standage of Mesa, has several acres o£ aluiouds, the name of which I have not learned. Mr. Pugh has some Linguedoces that produce twenty pounds to the tree at an age of seveu years. Several hundred acres of almonds were planted last spring. 1 plau.oi sorerJ this season with one hundred and thirty four trees to the acre, in squares. I planted the trees in alternate rows in deep, rich red sandy soil, similar in appearance to that of Rev Hands, California. I also cut off all broken roots and watered at planting. The planting was done about February 20th. The hands were nearly all inexperienced and yet very few trees are dead, many have leafed out far ahead of all orchards near us of yearling trees. A rabbit proof fence is placed around them for protection while young. I believe the dormant bud with care will make as good a tree as the June bud, and better than the yearling. A few words as to the variety be fore closing. The soft and hard shell (practically the same) and the paper shell are the two kinds. Os the paper shell I selected the Non pareil as having the heaviest ker« nel and best bearing qualities- While a few trees have borne not enough have yet fruited here to tell much vpf the money-making qual ities, which we think they possess. This being the natural home of the almond, it cannot fail to do well. We select the “Ne Plus Ultra,” as the best soft shell, having a prettier kernel than that of the I. X. L. I planted some of the latter because a few of them had fruited on the Bartlett fig ranches near Phoenix and being a pre-eminent ly fine bearer I thought it a good “mixer.” Should the trees cf paper shells bear more lightly, then less work accrues in gathering. As one-third more money is received for them than for the soft shell, the difference is probably in favor of the paper shell. J believe that almond culture in Southern Ariso* na will become famous before ten years roll by and that almonds and prunus Simoni will form a most powerful pair to draw to in the se lection of a variety of fruits, Phoeaix has only two police offi cers, one on duty in the day ond the other in the night; and the day man must put in a good share of his time killing dogs.—Herald. And I there is no other city in the United i States the size of Phoenix that is - kept so orderly and quiet with even j twioe or three times as many polfote men, No. 45.