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[ ~Hesa Tree press.
Published Every Thursday by
the Mesa PtrßLisHiifG Co.
Thursday, August 10, 1893.
LOCAL I*llß. *
Mrs. W. B. Lang is quite seriously
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
Lewis’ thresher has finished
upon the grain crop and is now
threshing alfalfa on the Lewis
The new brick building tor the
Kimball House is gradually going
upward. It will be a beauty when
A number of Chinamen were up
from Phoenix Tuesday with a view j
to reopening the busted Chinese
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
, 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
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
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persons residing in any locality have
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• Everybody knows the place,
PHOENIX, ... Artz
We are making a great reduction
p from our regular prices onSum
mer Coats and Vests, Clothing,
Straw Hats, Furnishing Goods
and Oxford Ties.
Come whiie our lines are com
, plete and avail yourselves of the
greatest bargains in town. We
, are going East August Ist to
buif an immense winter stock, and
) Must have room.
Come now.
ALKIRE Dry Goods and
Clothing Go, Phoenix, A. T,
Goleri Bra’s. Moil Store,
We are the Boys to Trade With
Clothing tor Men, Boys anil Children!
We Paralyze o’wS 0 ’wSL wi,b
Don’t miss our Store, but be sure you read the
sign insi 'e the door.
We have added h-
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For the Benefit of all Laborers
Colieri firo’s. (Mil Store,
; F* **• Vmoob P. a. S»c*cc. TTnUTT ——i—
Mesa Real Estate
A >
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.
-' - •
1 I'l ——————A
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'

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