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Tol. 2. " MESA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1893. ' No. 4.
FOR SPECIAL BARGAINS! IN Gants' Indian’ and Children’s Shoes, Gentlemen's Gloves, Huts or Furnishings, go to 3. F. Johnson, Sons & Co, HEADQUARTERS for the best line of GENERAL MERCHANDISE Jn til©.City, fUmtmber we ere giving away a GRBND FIVE OCTAVE ORGAN —a chance with each dollar in cash. a JJR OKAB. H. JONES, PHYSICIAN A SURGEON, ABizoh* OflM e Halaran k Qill Block. Office Hours —a to 9 ft. u., 8 to 4 u 4 7 to 8 p. m. |£ M. GILBERT, M. D. PHYSICIAN A SURGEON ©wnee—Over Eaaaa Oe-Oo Store. Mesa City, A. T. IT J. JESSur, • * * ' ■ -ap« PJfNTIST. AM werk warranted'and prices very . Ovrew— Porter Black, Phoenix, Arizona. £)r. O. P. FITCH DENTIST. Pevaaaaeatly located in Mesa Pjtku —Macdonald Street, Oppoa ; te Lirary Stable. MESA, o Arizona. gETHUNE k McCABE ATTORNETS-AT-LAW. Special attention given to land, water and mining eases, Practice in all the courts, TEMPS ARIZ - E. HOLBROOK; SURGEON DENTIST. AU work (noTMitood and prices reasonable. ooi - Bos. 1 ujd 8, Porter Building. Phoenix. Arizona. TEIPPEL & SQN. Aw, Tnirm, Minins Engineer and Metaiargist. I noil b Turn, ctril Engineer Deputy Coan *T Smrreyor and Deputy U, 8, Land Surveyor. Do all kinds of Architectural, Mining and Ciuil Engineering. Contracts taken for buildings and es timates furnished for a’.l work. Hy draulic and Canal work a specialty, Pam, Pomeroy Block. MESA CITY. 11 ART HD R, f DEALER IN General Merohahdise, Country produce taken and Jufhest market price allowed, HOCKETJH OLD STAND, If *•'<« u< id r»ste MIMA Mesa Free Press. P T. POMEROY, Notary Public & Conveyancer. Legal papers Carefully Drawn. Opposite Hakee House. MESA CITY, - - -r - ARIZONA \ LAWRENCE WOO DRUFF, HOMCEOPATHI3T, Graduate of Ilahnsetnan Medical College, Phi la delphia, Class 1882. Office and Residence Rooms 11, 13 and 16, Cotton Block, Phosnix. Office Hours— J to 9 a m., 1 to 8 and 6 to 8 p. m. (J 1 H. SABIN, M. D PHYSICIAN & SURGEON- Office— Two Doors East of Postoffice Residence—Robson Street, First Door South of Main. Mesa - - Arizona jQR. H. LONGMORE, Main Street, Mesa, Ariz. Three doors east es postoffi Offtox Hours.— B a. m to 5 . m. \ N^ W. A. BURTON, CONTRACTOR -and- BUILDER Estimates Furnished on Short Notice. MESA, - - - Ariz ORDINANCE NO, 17, ' The Common Council of the Village cf Mesa do ordain as follows: Tliet Sec. Bof Art. I off Ordinance No. 7 be amended to read as follows; Sac. 3.—Any minor, except when in the pur. suit of necessary business, who shall visit, bang around, or loiter in and about any bawdy house billiard saloon, bar or other place . whore intoxicating liquors are kept and sold, or who shall loiter about any street, street corner, alley or other public highway, or who shall prowl about or entsr any public building or private budding without permission of the I owner thereof on Sundays or other days legal or local holidays, or wh o shall loiter or hang about on the outside of any public nail, church or other public buildiug when occupied, shall be deemed guilty 01 a misdemeanor. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in con flict with this ordinance are hereby repealed. This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its publicat’on and approval. Passed this 7th day of September A. D. 1893, Approvedjthis Bth day es September A. D -1898, W. J. ÜBARON, Attest, Mayor. R. H. Smith, Village Recorder, ZeisCfl-Op. —m « 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 irv n well furnished establishment. % Our Hardware and Grocery Dep'ts are stocked with the choic est goods. We are Agents for the Celebrated Myers Pumps, the Famous Fcatherbone 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. cm AND SEE US. ASSIGNEE’S SALE!! Tlie Whole Stock: of Patterson & Brundage Bros, Will be sold at greatly Reduced. Prices. A Tremendous Cut Will be made in the prices of HATS, BOOTS, SHOES and Fan cy Dry Goods. Remember the place, Patterson k Brundage te, MESA CITY, Ariz. GEO. PASSEY, Assignee ST. LOUIS peer —o— VALBLATZ’ LAGER BEER ICE COLD, ON DRAUGHT. — o — 5 Oents. -5 MESA, - - Ariz Passey & Son®, —Dealers in— FRUITS. :iuts, AND FRESH CANDIES of nil kinds, --O'-- ICEvCQLD SOOA, - LEMONADE, etc. H-O --fee In Quantities to Suit• ICE. CREAM every Afternoon, MESA. The World’s Fair edition of the I Arizona Gazette has the following to say about Mesa and its suriomd ing country: I bird in importance among the 1 settlements of Maricopa county is the town of Mi-aa City, lying a few miles south of Salt river, eighteen i miles east of G’la river. The name “Mesa” is the Spanish word for table or table land, the site for the town having happily been chosen upon an abruptly deflned plateau, th&t rises about fifty feet from the uppermost edge of the river’s en croachment. Mesa was settled in 1878 by a number of Latter Day Saints, or “Mormons,” who came thither by wagon from Utah. Those pioneers were good agriculturists and well appreciated the worth of the upland "Oil. Following the course xkf an ancient Tol tec ditch it was not long till the water was brought over the mesa’s lip and to the thirsty soil. Trees and vines were among the first things planted and time showed that the judgment of the first comers was good. The development of the section has since been most rapid. Today Mesa City is a neat little town of 1,000 inhabitants in the midst of a thickly settled agricul tural community, The town site embraces a square mile. This area is a veritable garden. Nearly every home has about it a few hundred fruit trees and an acre or so of grape vines, Flowers and vines embower every cottage, while under foot the ever green alfalfa contributes a pleasing carpet. The streets are laid ofi‘ regularly. They are of exceptional width, bordered by lines of mulberry and cottonwood trees, small irrigating ditches being on either side. Up on Main street are several preten tious brick buildings, the Co-op erative store being the most important. Business industries are fairly represented, there being a half dozen general merchandise stores and a sprinkling of stables, blaoksmith shops, drug stores, butcher shops, millinery shops, restaurants, etc. There are two hotels to welcome the wayfarer. Pride is taken in the local schools. The raaiu buildiug has been but lately occupied. It is a brick structure set up well from the ground and presenting a very neat appearance. Its cost has beep about SB,OOO. There are five rooms, each well tilled with the rising generation, the total enroll ment being about 170. An acad emy is also maintained by the Latter Day Saints, with about sixty attendance. On the western edge of the townsite is another excellent sohool building, erected by the residents of Alma district, at a cost of $7,000. Here is an at tendance of 100. Lehi district, a short distance to the north, has also an enrollment of 100. Several other sohools in the neighborhood have also good quotas of pupils, aftd provide ample educational fac ilities, conveniently situated. The largest church congregrtion is that of the Latter Day Saints, though several evangelic churches hold Sabbath services in the halls of the town. The Baptists have laid the foundation for a good structure and the Methodists an nounce their intention of also constructing a house of worship. A newspaper has lately been gotten under way, the Mesa Weekly Free Press, and well serves the interests of its constitu ency. Another material addition is the Mesa City Baud, lately ’ organized. In the way of manufactures, there is a well-arranged creamery and cheese factory in the eastern 5 part of the town. Its output is of superior quality and finds read) 1 sale, B. F. Johnson, Sons & Co. have been running a cannery for the ’ past season, putting up 4,000 cans 1 of superior peaches, apricots and 1 grapes. The drying of fruit engages a large portion of the population during the Rummer, and furnishes the means for disposing of much of the fruit crop. The grapes are mainly divided among the Muscats, Zinfandal and Mission varieties. The first named is the raisin grape. The others furnish material for the making of wine. There are three wineries and one distillery, engaged in the manu facture of grape brandy. The winemakers now seem to fully understand how to handle their wares to the best advantage, and the late vintages are of a character Well worthy of a comparison with tjf| best of California. Especially, has jthere been success in the mak- , ing wines, and the sherry, port, abgelica are very good indeed. The wine production of the past season was 30,000 gallons and 4,000 gallons of brandy. Agricultural development of the country about Mesa has an almost illimitable scope. Far off to the south and east stretches a gently sloping plain, suitable in every to the growth of fruit or cereals, and irrigated by a canal system not ex celled in the West, New lands are Leirig cleared off to the southward by the thousands of acres. The crops tributary to Mesa at the present writing, irrigated by the Mesa, Utah, Highland and Consol idated canals, cover the following aggregate areas: Wheat and braley 15,000 f alfalfa 20,000. In deciduous fruits and grapes there are about 1,000 acres planted, noarlV all being in small patches. More interest is now being taken, however, in the cultivation of other fruits than heretofore known, oranges being an especial favorite, to a total acreage of over a hundred acres. All are healthy and have withstood well the oold weather of the last month, They will nearly all bear next year. About five acres are in lemons. Almonds have been grown with great success, and about 100 acres of these trees have been lately set out. Olives grow well. McComas and Wilbur have twenty acres and Charles Peterson ten, besides a number of small orchards. Mesa City is keeping pace with the improvements of its neighbor hood. Upon the main street are proiected substantial brick struct ures that will cost in the neighbor hood of $30,000, work being already in progress on several of the more important buildings, Prof. Theo. B Oamstock, presi i dent of the Territorial University, , spent Monday in town. He is visiting different parts of the Terri tory in the interest of that excel » lent institution and is. meeting with good success. The University fall i term will open Sept, 28th with a i larger number of students than 1 ever before,—Yuma Times, Arizona’s Coal and Timber. i It is prepoaierous to suppose that Arizona is destitute of timber. Even many in the Salt River Val ley believe that all of Arizona is a barren waste, and the idea that , there is an extensive and as valu able a pine forest in Arizona as in Oregon and Washington is hooted at. In the Eastern status tfie“ prevalence of the idea that Arizona is treeless is almost universal, and it will be a long time before that idea can be changed, when so large a number of our oyn people are ignornant of the resources'of our territory in this particular line. Another of the resources which will be opened and in time prove as valuable as anything else in the territory, is the coal iiejds *in the northeast corner. Several thous and square miles of bituminous coal is encountered just north and east of the Painted Desert region. This coal crops out in many places and at one point has a thickness of twenty-three feet. The San Carlos eoal lands lie shuthwest of the Painted Desert tract, and extend northeast into Colorado and New Mexico. It comes to the surface in many places and as far as known consists of three strata, the first two each 'having a thickness of four feet, while the last and lower one of them has a thickness of fifteen, feet, One trouble which has prevented be development of the San Carlos coal measures is the fact that they are covered by the San Carlos Indian reservation, and unless some measures are taken by congress no work can be done in this line.. . With the reservation thrown open or the coal lands segregated from it capital would rush in at once, build a railroad from Flagstaff, and and put coal of an excellent quality into Southern Arizona at reason able prices.—St. Johns Herald. A press dispatch from San Diego dated the I6th says: All work has been stopped on the San Diego and Phoenix railroad. This is in pur suance of an order from President Reed, and several circumstanoes caused it. The main cause is at tributed by Reed to the apathy of the people of San Diego. As an instance he cites the offer of one of the prominent capitalists, who promised to subscribe as much cash as any one of a dozen men, and who, when the time came, backed up his wordjto the extent of $5 The idea of popular subscriptions of $1 per mile was approved by Reed, but he claimed that the total thus far secured was less than should have been subscribed by any oue capitalist. Three and one half miles of track are laid, and grading has been com pleted for a considerable distance further.—Ex. The depository scheme is a pop ular one and receives the endorse ment of every citizen who has given it a thought. Let each state issue its own currenoy based on silver bullion deposit* The states that do not wish to take it at par cannot have the trade of the people who hold it, California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Idaho, Arizona and a half dozen other states and territories oau trade with them— sehes and prosper far more than they do under the present plan of dumping the product of their labors into the coffers of the far eastern . Shylocks, who use their gains thus t acquired to srush the people from whom they acquire it.—Prospector*