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Published Every Thursday by the Mesa PtrßLisHiifG Co. Thursday, August 10, 1893. LOCAL I*llß. * Mrs. W. B. Lang is quite seriously sick* W. Rich ins is home from a trip to Prescott. The Salt is up and everybody is or ought to be happy. The weather has been delightfully pleasant for the past few days. Mrs. F. I. Ball is now able to be up after quite a severe attack of feyer. Miss Ella Sirrine left Monday for a few months visit to San Francisco. Ornedus Daley is yet qu ; .te ser iously sick with typhoid fever. Hoisting works are being erected Iver the wording shafts of the Mam moth mine * Warner Allen returned Monday rom a two years mission in the outhern states. Our county superintendent says it will cost over $40,000 to run our schools the coming season. The plasterers, carpenters and painters are finishing up the Long Lodging House in splendid shape. Prof. Case and wife had the sad misfortune to lose by death an infant chi Id at Prescott last week. Prof. John W. Stewart, late super intendent of the Indian school at Sacaton Agency, called upon us Tues day. Lewis’ thresher has finished upon the grain crop and is now threshing alfalfa on the Lewis ranch. The new brick building tor the Kimball House is gradually going upward. It will be a beauty when completed. A number of Chinamen were up from Phoenix Tuesday with a view j to reopening the busted Chinese restaurant. rrr/*7-.' r •" The Highland Canal which was so badly demolished by the storm a couple of weeks n go, has been put in good repair again. Ed Jones goes tomorrow to the Vekol mine, this being one of the properties belonging to his ward, Juana Walker, Washouts bn the Southern .Pacific both east and west have Interfered with mail matters during the past week. Kimball Pomeroy and wife returned Friday from their bridal tour to San Francisco. Mr. Pomeroy expects to leave fbr Valparaiso, Indiana in about two weeks. a Dr. Bonuey is with us no longer. talked at one time of starting a [drug store here. We do not know where he expects to establish his iomicil. i Ed Jones has sold his interest in :he Garden Gate saloon to a Califor nia gentleman. He will make his home in Mesa, however, as he be lieves it is the coming town and /section As a result of the late rains the grass and other vegetation upon the extensive desert mesas are springing up as*if by magic. The cattle on the ranges are in good condition and the outlook is altogether encouraging. W. 8. Johnson now has the brick and lumber on the ground for his fine new brick house. The foundation will be laid and ibe work commenced in a few days. W. 8. will have one of the finest homes in this city. The farmers of the valley are re k joici ng over the abundance of water Lth&t now flows in our canals and Iditches. The alfalfa fields are being Ithoroughly irrigated and every one is Kencouraged at the prospect of better \ times. The hoisting works of the Mam moth mine started up on Monday last and the pump began its work on Tuesday. Workmen on Tuesday be gan settingjthe engine for the stamp mill. We learn that another ten IM 0 ®! 18 is to be added to the mill. Mr. Hunter who came up here to do - some contract work on some of the ' brick buildings in town has bought twenty acres of land and proposes to stay with us. Jesse Pearce’s vineyard produces some of the largest Muscat grapes we have ever seen. They are as large a* the old fashioned egg plums —and as luscious as ever grew on a vine. A good many people are asking why our city water system don’t materialize. The completion of this work} would be a very material ad vance on our road to growth as a city. It is reported that another dia mond field has been discovered up on the Verde. S>me beautiful crystals have been found, but no diamonds to date, nor is there likely to be. Tho Mansfield, Ohio, News has an item concerning the dis tribution of an estate which will add $15,000 to the wealth of our genial friend and townsman, Harry Eichelberger. Mr. Schorr, of the firm of Schorr & Hambrook, furniture dealers of Phoe nix, paid Mesa a visit Monday. Somehow the solid busiue>s men of Phoenix, have a natural liking for Mesa and its magnificent back country. The two Mexicans incarcerated in the city bastile Monday night tried to unlock the door with a table knife. They broke the blade in the lock and the Marshal had to work for some hours to get them out. The firm of Patterson & Brundago Bros, assigned on Saturday last to Geo. Passey for the benefit of credit ors. The firm is nevertheless solvent and the creditors will be paid dollar for dollar. The business will be con ducted as usual under the manage of Mr. Passey. Judge Pomeroy is now one of the smilingestjmen in town and his hap py frame of mind enables him to more easily temper justice with mercy in ‘the performance of his austere judicial ! duties. The why of all this is that Mr 3. Pomeroy on the 4th inst. pre sented him with a bouncing boy. The Chinese rutaurrit cl ne l i.s doors last week. The cause of its closing we understand, was the gen eral stringency of the money market, its failure to advertise iii the Free Press, and the further and consequent the public did nor maice a run on its tables. There are a number of Indian dogs roaming lank and hungry through the country that ought to be sent over the same road that most of the white man’., dogs have been forced to travel. They are liable to go mad and bite some woman or child. Bet ter make a clean sweep of all the worthless curs in the country. Some #f the Mexican population were on a highlonesome Monday evening, and came near making trouble tor themselves. They showed figot when the marshall attempted to take one of their number!to the bastile, and the marshall came near sending one oi more of them to the happy land of the raanyana. Egyptian corn is one of the best known feeds for poultry or stock of all kinds. It grows luxuriantly in this valley and gives the largest return for the expense of any other kind of crop? A. St. John Gaylord has u large supply of seed on hand. Water is abundant and now is a good time to plant. Now is about the right time in the history of this growing town to take some steps toward improving the city park. Nothing would add more to the attractiveness of the town than a well improved public park, well kept drives and beautiful heme 3. Let us get to work an the park in the not long hence. , The Chinese store that opened here ‘ a little more than a week ago, got ’ r ich too soon. It closed in just one * aQ d one quarter days. The boss came here, opened his goods and expected to get patronage without advertising . in the Free Press. He got left, t suddenly closed up, took his goods i out at the front door and went back to . Tempe. Mesa people want to see , every business prosper, but thus early , they rightly say. “no Chinese need ap ply.” , Our varieties are correct, our stoc 3 A No. I aud our prices cheaper than l imported. Mesa Nursery Co * The new road to the Superstition mines is in popular favor with every , one who visits the bonanza The , county constructed the bridges and , culverts which are few on this road, , while the Mammoth Mine Co. cut the brush and did the leveling. The road , runs with no variation whatever due ’ east with Main Street in Mesa, for ( fourteen miles. Curt Miller the handsome editor of 1 the Tempe News called upon us last Thursday evening. Curt is the heir apparent to the Tempe post office, and if the rascals must go, Curt ought to be remembered by the powers that be in Washington. He combines all the Jacksonian qualifications, and endorses Cleveland’s theory that public office is a public trust. Twelve or fifteen miles northeast of the Superstition mines is a mountain which is composed of what is sup posed to be chrome iron or mineral paint. There are several old tun nels in the mountain which are ouly partially filled up by the debris of time, Large palo verde trees grow in the mouth of the tunnels. It is sup ■ posed that the paint with which the ancient pottery, found so abundantly throughout this country was painted was obtained from these tunnels. Leading off east from these tunuels over the rugged mountain ranges are paths or trails -worn down in places oyer six feet in the solid rock. Three Mexicans went into Wing & Pederson’s place Monday evening and called for drinks. After drink ing tho barkeeper asked who was to pay for the drinks. They began to abuse him and were ejected and one of them started to draw a knife. A pistol was handed to him when the Mexicans ran, the marshal in the meantime having captured one of them. The captured one struck the marshall in the mouth with a club. Two or three parties followed the fleeing Mexican and finally brought him to a halt after cover ing him with a sixshooter. They were given 90 and 99 days r spect ively Tuesday morning. The City Marshal on Monday re ceiyed a card from 11. M.*,Comas from Chicago in which he said his son Roy was getting along nicely. He said there was a young lady at the Pasteur Institute being treated for a bite]from mad cat, aud advising that the cat bitten by the dog which bit his boy be killed. The marshall informed us that the cat bitten as above mentioned had been tied up until a few days ago it became unmistakably mad when it was kjlled. He said the dog that was also bitten about the same time ap peared all right until Saturday night when iit suddenly disappeared and has not been heard of since. While much has been written and said about the prehistoric ruins of Southern Arizona, there is one relic which has been heretofore apap rently unnoticed. It is situated in Garden Valley, thirty-two miles east by north of Mesa, and consists of ; the ruins of a stone house, about 300 by 150 feet in dimensions, and seems to have been at least three stories in height. In the center is evidently a ’ large court, the stone pavement of which is plainly »n places discern able. The walls of the building, of i course have crumbled to a very great extent, but the ancient pile is there silent and mysterious and speaks of ’ former life and activity in the now ’ lonely spot. The valley in which ( these mins, grand yet in their decay are situated, is unapproachable save ’ by burro or on foot, for a distance of three miles east of what is known as 1 “First Water.” The valley com prises about one hundred acres. Its surface is perfectly level, and has 5 evidently, like the great mesa been 6 under a high state of cultivation. ! There is, however, no visible source of ‘ water supply, vet on the southeastern and upper side of the valley are races of canals indistinct, it is true, . but sufficiently clear to convinoe one J that here, too, irrigation was re* ► sorted to, This oountry. not only in i plains and mesa and extensive val r leys, but in its mountains, glades, - glens and vales presents an in terestirig field for the archaeologist. ; A movement is now under way for i the organization of a military com > pany in Mesa. The prospects are most flattering for the organization of a good strong company. The entire ( equipment of uniforms, arms etc., are j furnished by the territory, besides an allowance of SBO per month for armory rent. It was reported Tuesday evening i that Mrs. £l. H. Smith, who has been very lew with typhoid fever, was dead. We are glad to say that this was a mistake and that at the present writing, Wednesday evening, hopes are entertained of the lady’s recovery. Cuber ami Jones Bros, began began wine making the first of the week. The grape cjop is reported to be very heavy. M. J. Forster is making some nice improvements on his place. For Onr Readers. If you can make eighty words from letters contained in the word “MON TREAL” you can have a free trip to the World’s Fair and return, as the publishers of that well known mag azine, “DOMINION ILLUSRAT ED,” offer to pay expenses to Chicago and return to the first person in each state sending a list of not less than eighty words as above. This is a popular way of attracting attention to a popular publication. 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We Paralyze o’wS 0 ’wSL wi,b Don’t miss our Store, but be sure you read the sign insi 'e the door. f We have added h- Free DE3rd.plc3T3CCLen.t i 3r For the Benefit of all Laborers Colieri firo’s. (Mil Store, ; F* **• Vmoob P. a. S»c*cc. TTnUTT ——i— Mesa Real Estate EXCHANGE. A > Jtt 1 lie Choice Fruit, Orange, Almond and AlfhMft Lands are on the Mesa* under canals where you are the owner of your water. We sell at the Owners Price $25.00 to $50.00 per acre with water. Relinquishments SSOO to SIOOO per one-quarter section 2 to 4 miles from Mesa. ► Loans placed on first mortgage Security., Correspondence Solicited Office in Hotel Hakes, Mesa City. Arizova. ' VEAT&SPBAGG, »I i! < i -' - • 1 I'l ——————A 3 Jones National Deadlock Fence! We have received the sole agency for thi* system , of fence, and can now offer the same free of all charge for farm rights—in other words, we sell you the material and pay for your license to use the same ourselvee. 1 Adapted to either barb or smooth wire. Protect your 3 stock. Call oft us for prices on all kinds of fencing'