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hnuumm* Thursday by ra* Mma Publibhinq Co. \ rasa ► TbuudaV October 12, 1893. ■fc — ... .. LOCAL KKWft. We don’t. need money men and printers never do, 'but we .were educated for a preacher and we .don’t want to tee any one go to bell for not paying the printer. We are idown to caeca now, having tried to ran this paper ..on dimate for some time, and all who know themselves to be indebted to this, office, either on subscription or otherwise, would do well tocxd on u* at once, else op. devil, or our collector will be abroad in the land.. “Let us dwell together in unity,'* was the first text we preach ed from when we .entered the ministry, and wa strongly urged upon our small congregation the importance of pat k rooicing and prompt’y paying the printer. Let us bear from you, gentle man in a substantial way before an* other sun eats. Prat Caee wait h> Phoenix Satur day. m y The sprinkling cert is again on duty. Ur*. Jessie Pomeroy is steadily im proving. Dr. Sabin is in possession of a fine gold nugget. H. McComas went to Phoenix on business Tuesday. Did you note the partial eclipse of -the sun on Monday ? Now is the time for bargains at B. F. Johnsog, Sofia k Co. Superintendent Ketherton went to Phoenix on bnainese Monday. Dr. Chandler ia expected home ekortly from bis European trip. purr Bxos Phoenix— Will take .your old school books. Thoro are thirty-six more boy* than jglrla in the Lehi school district. Now ia a good time to renew your *tbecription to the Free Press. p Xrr Stormanl spent la t Saturday wnd Sunday at her home in Tempe. . Ona hundred more -übsCribers to the Free Press are wanted at once. B. F. Johnson, Sons A Co. will sell you anything from a pin to a form. We ace aorry to lean that Mrs. Long of the Alhambra, has been quite sick this week. Have you seen the magnificent stock of staple and fancy groceries at B. F. Johnson Sons k Co* ? A. 8t John Gaylord contemplates Abe erection of a handsome residence ia town fa the near future. Mr. Stevens, who has been dan gerously ill with typhoid fever, is jiew beginningfto improve. Miss Knelt will give lessons on the piano and In painting in Mesa and ’wiemity. Inqaire at Pomeroy Block. D. E. Falconer received the sad intelligence Tuesday of the death of bia father, whose home was in Oregon. Lewis Bros-' thresher pulled in for the season last Saturday, having been continuously at work for three months. Don’t Forget to bring your old pebool books to Pratt Pros., they will take them. 8-17-8 t Mias Etta Btrrine arrived home on Bandar tabrnlng from Sam Francisco where she has been on an extended ▼bit. Every land owner in the valley should this season plant out from five to twenty acres to some kind of stan dard fruit. Jndge Hakes has taken the con tract for doing the development work inn the two mines which be bonded to M. E. Collins. Don’t forget that tor every dollar’s worth of goods you buy of B. F. John oon Bone k Co, you get a chance for fbefine organ. Winters' store building is decorated with signs announcing that be will (open hie branch store here on Nov. f let with an immense stock W* 8. Johnson's elegant new brick ieeaideaee ia this city is now about ready for occupancy. It is one of the handsomest residences in town. The heading of the canal which was washed out by the storm of two weeki MO line been completely repaired and |pir mtdhee are again fell of water. j The firs grand ball given by Mesa I Lodge N<». 14 I. O. 0 F., on Thur*- • j * • day night ot last week, was the bail ! par excellence of the Salt River valley, Every arrangement bad been • made to render the occasion pleasant and enjoyable to the guests, and the effort was a brilliant success. The Hall bad been beautifully decorated j and the sidewalk leading to the Run- j bull Home was illuminated with * Chine-e lanterns as was also the I grounds around the Hall. Over the j entrance from the sidewalk to the i Hall was a large arch romp wed of ' palm leaves, evergreens and illumi nated with lanterns. There were ! eighty couple present and from eight o’cioek p. in. to four a. m- the merry guests enjoyed the mazy dance. At 12 o J clock a banquet was served at the Kimball House that would have done credit to the banquet hall of a princ \ The music furnished by Arriola’s orchestra of Phoenix, was all that could have been desired Those who were preseut are unanimous in saying that this was the best ball yet given in the Salt River valley- A number weie in attendance from Terape and Phoenix. And now the musical ladies of Mesa are not to be outdone by any of our suburban towns, because our prosper ous city has as fine musical talent »« there is in the territory. The ladies are to meet Saturday night to organ ize a cornet band. The citizens of Mesa ought to give every encourage ment to this laudable undertaking, seeing th*it the boys of Mesa b ind did not possess cohesive power enough to keep up their organization. The Free Press commends the lad : es for this ! undertaking, and we believe that ere long our Ladies’ band will be second to no band in the territory. A part, at least, of the instruments belonging to the defunct band belong to the city, and these onght to be turned to the ladies, and the citizens ought to pro curesuch other instruments as may be needed. Geo. Emmett, who teaches the Tempe ladies band, will be the teacher here He is a competent i musician and in the not long hence | our crystal air will pulsate wiih dulcet j harmony from the fair cornetists of Mesa. We are in receipt of a circular from our old friend J* E. Bettler who is ; now assoc a'ed w,;fh his son in. prac tical horticultural and tree pi inling, J. E. Settler A Son are planters for Farrington A Co’s nurseries at Phoe nix. Joe Bettler planted a great part of the magnificent orange and deeid ttous orchards at Ontario, California, understands his business better than any man in the territory. If you want tree* planted with an assurance that they will grow call uyon Bettler A Son to plant them and care for them, We are glad to say that work is shortly to begin on the new head of the Mesa canal. One hundred thou sand feet of lumber is now on the cars at Tempe with which to construct the mammoth dredger for the work and the other machinery has been tele • graphed for and will be here in few days. The Consolidated Company are in position, on the arrival of Dr. Chandler, to push operations with more vigor than ever. When the njew head of the Mesa Canal is com pleted, washouts will be a thing ot the past. j -l Mr. Phillips a confidential agent of the Hudson Reservoir Co. - informs us that Judge Hendershott. who is now in New York, has secured capital ample to begin the constructionbf the immense reservoir in Tonto Basin. There is no question but that the gigantic scheme will eventually he ( carried through, and when it is the several million acres of land between here and Yuma will be made to blos som as the rosa and support thousands . of prosperous people. j, In all onr experience in fruit rais . iug sections of the Pacific '•oast, we I have never yet seen a finer young orchard than that of the Mesa Im provement Company west of town. • peaches, apricots, almonds and Prnnuf? e Simoni in about equal proportions. The orchard is kept at afi times since s its planting last spring, in the very • highest state of cultivation, and the d effect of this good care is shown in marvelous growth of trunk and limb. j f I Now, the oeople ot Southern Ari-J zona are enjoying the delight of, climate which is typical ot this part of] the const for at nine rnonihs tu ! .the y c ar. The family of J. L. Putter*on have returned from Goldfield to their home in this city. .1* L. remains in the j mines developing some valuable prop j erties which he has there. The door-vard of every home in j Mesa ought to be a bower of fl >ral j wealth. There is no place on earth where flowers are mire fragrant an 1 beautiful than they are here. What has become of the Military Company that was going to he organ ized in Mesa, but which has not materialized yet? Keep the ball rolling gentlemen. We have a complete assortment of school books. Second hand book** bought. Old books taken at regular exchange price*. The Irvine- Co. Phoeniz, Ariz. The amateur bisebnll club of Me*a and the Tempe nine played the first of the series of three games at Tempe last S i*nr lav. The Temoe bovs won by a score of 10 to 7. The next two games will he played in Mesa. We acknowledge the receipt of an invita’ion and complimentary tickets to the first annual hall of the Tempe Guards at Diggs’ Hall, Tempe, to morrow night. It. promises to he a grand affair find all who attend are assured of a most enjoyable time- The Alma school opened a week ago last Monday with a large fttten j dance. Prof. W* G. Gilmore is prin cipal, Mis Josephine Frankenberg, teacher of the intremediate depart ment and G* P. Dykes teacher of the primary. Frank Ttaplev is still at work on his desert well between here and the m ; nes. He is now down one hundred and eightv feet w th hut little indi cations of water. Frank says he will strike it, if he has to go a thousand feet further. At a late business meeting of the Stringtown baseball club. Orlev Stan ley, Wm* Ttiggs and Wiley Simkins withdrew from the club on account of net being able to devote time to ball plaving. Their places not filled but will be at the next meeting. The dance given at Alma on Mon day night, for the benefit of the Y. L. M. I. A. was a'brilliant success in everv wav. There werj about forty couple present and. dancing was kent up until one o’clock. Mesa was well 'represnted. We notice our friend Will S. John son going around with a high stand ing col’ar on. That new hoy that his wife presented him with la«t Friday is only a seven pounder hut. W. S. is just as proud of it as if it were a twelve pound nugger of gold. M. E. Collins was up to the Super stition mines last week. He was en thusiastic over the outloog for th-* camp. Asa result of his visit and investigations, he bonded two mines from Judge Hakes (or sixty thousand dollars. R. M. Wallace of La Grwnge, Mo., brother of our citizen W. H. Wallace, has been vis'ting Imre for some davs. He owns a fine 320 acre tract near town and expects to he out here with in a vear to make, this his home. He left for the east Tuesday night. John Canevno, now of California, formerly Superintendent of the Globe sme’tets, was in Mesa Inst, week and in com pan v with Ed. Jones, visited the Superstition mines He believes the Superstition district is one of the richest, gold districts on the coast. The Lehi schools opened a. week ago last Mondav with 108 children in attendance. Prof. Ch is. Ronh is principal and Mrs. Varnnm has charge of tho primary department, The school honse and the grounds arounfi it been fitted up in a most attractive manner. California or Florida would be searched in vain for a fine*" young or ange grove than that of Mrs. A. B. Pritchard west of town. In the tract are fifteen acres of orange trees and five of lemon and they are making a magnificent growth,/ They were plant -1 ed out a year ago last spring and stood the last winter without reoeiv- j log a blemish, I j Our iieiftUb miy settlement at Lehi jiniu mmy ways re uark ibic. Its soil ji« ferule Mini prolific to oegin with, I ind then the c tizmn of that pleasant settlement are tlirlio and enterpris ing There is an t ,g'r v acre tract over there which stinpuris in aban iJauce two families having a/ aggre gate of nineteen boys. The following eloquent perora tion closed the speech ou ihe Silver question, delivered by Sen ator Mitchell of Oregon in the Senate the other day: ‘‘Demon etize and utterly destroy silver as a money metal, as ia proposed by the pending hill, aud the record on history’s page of the disgraceful scramble among the nations, that must ineviubly follow, for the possession of the world’s supply of gold will be a dark and ineffaceable blot on the civilization of the age. Then each of the great powers, like ihe miserable miser in the Chimes of Normandy, will cry, “Gold ! Go’d !G >M !’’ and to ob tain it no sacrifice of either interest or honor wdl he too great, not even the reduction of the people to a system of peonage or serfdom. Jjet this he done, tiicn the little less than four thousand millions of gold of the world will become the mighty and attractive jack-pot for the posse*siau of which the dice of the nations will he thrown. And pending that great international game, in which nations will he the gamblers, the best interests, the most sacred rights, the brightest hopes, the highest aspirations of the great masses «f the people will, it >s feared, go down forever in impenetrablc'darkm;Eß and irretriev able ruin.” WM. PASSEY, UNDERTAKER. Undertakers’ suppl es always on hand. ' F'uimitvire re paired and job w Drlc don-1 Motto —“Live and Let Live.” Give me a call. MAIN STREET. - Mesa. Ariz DESERT LANDyiNAL PROOF. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. TTmtkd Statfs Land Office. [ To :SOS, Awzon*, Oct. 4th 18*3. | Not:os Uhareby irivnn that Andrew W, lmrie, of Datroit, Michigan, ha< file 1 notice of inten tion to make proof on his draert-land claim No 16U.forthewholeofSec.fi, To 8, S. R, & E, before the Clerk of the District Court at Phoe nix, Ariz >ua on Saturday the 18th day of No vember 1898* He names the following witnesses to prove the co uplete irrigation and reclamation of said l n,i, Oeorj;i Ande soa, Linwoo i Salter, Oarlos T. Prall aud William H. uode ail of Mesa, Aris. HEJ&BaRT BROWN Register. SI,OOO Reward... Proclamation By the Governor. Territory of Arizona, ExßCtmva Department. To all to Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting, Whereas, Information from au*- thentic sources has been received by me that Frank W. Ourv, a Citizen of Tucson, Pima County, was murdered at Arivaca, in the said county, on the 19th of September, 1893, by some person or 'persons unknown; Now, therefore, I, Charles M. Bruce A 3ti ng Governor of Arizona, by virtue of the power and authority in me vested, do hereby offer a reward of one th'*usatid dollars for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who committed the aforesaid murder. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the i Great Seal of the Territory to be affixed. Done at Phoenix, the capital, this twenty-first day of September ,A. D. 1898. ~ (seal) Attest: CHAS. M. BHrtJCE | F- B. Devereux, Acting Gov’or. Ass’t Secretary of Arizona jGilmi Bro’s. itti Sore, PHCENIX, ARIZONA. We are the Boys to Trade With (Ming for Men, Devs and Children! We Paralyze 0 ouSfiw %m ' Dou’t miss our Store, but be sure you Mad the sign insi *e the door. We have added a IF’xqq Eraplcyment •A.g-’xxey For the Benefit of all Laborers Mil Bra’S- Mil Stem. V. as. Tofh.»u A- Mesa Real Estate EXCHAN(tiI T 1 . ' ' A he Choice Fruit, Orange, Almond and AlfaMW Lands are on the Mesa, tinder canals where you are tb« owner of yonr water. We sell at the Owners Price $25.00 td $50.00 per acre with water. Relinquishments SSOO to SIOOO p#r one-qnarter section 2 to 4 miles from Mesa. Loans placed on first mortgage Security, / Correspondence SdiciUd Office in Hotel Hakes, Mesa City. Arizona, VERNON & SPRAGG. Jones National Deadlock Fence! We have received the sole agency for this avstefe of fence, and can now offer the same free of all chargto for farm rights—in other words, we sell you the material and nay for your license to use the'same ourselves. Adapted to either barb or smooth wire. Protect yo«r stock. Qau on us for prices on all kinds el' itfcting-