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To th.e Public. ——«—o For the next Sixty Days we will sell our entire stock pf General Merchandise at cost. Now is the time to lay in supplies, as the railroad tie-up may continue. All bills due the firm must be settled on or before the Ist day of September, 1894, Yours Truly, B. F. Johnson, Sons & Co yrofeaalox**! 0«.»Ao -0 J. WILLIAMS, oleotic Physician and Surgeon. mtL ATTEND ALL CALLS PROMPTLY. tyOhronio 4iMMes of women a specialty.Jglf Office : Kimball House, *.««. - - Art2ona H. SABIN, M. D. PHYSICIAN & SURGEON* Office—Rooms 1 and 2 Pomeroy Block, Up Stairs* Re » Blocks North of Co-Op store, east aide* Mima - - Arizona yy LAWRENCE WOODRUFF, HOMCEOPATHIST, ©I It»hn»»i»n Medical College. Phila delphia, ClaM 1882. Office aad Residence Rooms 11, 18 and 16. Cotton Block, Pncwcix. Office Honrs—7 to 9 a pi., l to S and 6 to 8 p. m. gR* CHAS. H. JONES, PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, fyup n . - - Arizona Bffiee at Heineman A Gill Block. Office Hours •r-8 to 9 a. at., 8 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. w. P T. POMEROY, Notary Public & Conveyancer. Loffal papors Carefully Drawn. Opposite Hakes House. MffiSA GITY, - _ ARIZONA JJ J. JESSUr, DENTIST. AU work warrantedjand prices very oasonable. Offot—Porter Block. Phoenix, Arizona. J. W. BAILY, —DBALKR IK— Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, FANCY AnD TOILET ARTICLES. Bongos, Brashes Perfumery, Kte» MESA. ARIZONA, R WILSON The only Second Hand Store in Southern Arizona. Every variety of goods sold at bed-rock prices. Give us a eall. Wasnington St. PHOENIX. - - ARIZ Mesa Free Press. W. J. KINGSBURY, Attorney-at-Law Practices in all the Courts. Special attention to land cases,. TEM PE, - -ARIZ. THE EEHCRKL MARKET. E. L • GRAY, °roprietor. Fresh and Corned and Pickled Meats, Sausage, Etc, always on hand. delivered to any part of the city and vicinity. Pomeroy Bloc • Main Street, MESA . ARIZONA. W. A. BURTON, CONTRACTOR -and- BCJTLDER. Estimates Furnished on Short Notice. MESA, - ■ - - Ariz A.U FISHER’S Pliffiaix, Tempe & I® Stages I Making direct connections with the Goldfield Stage. 1 MORNING STAGES, L’ve Phoenix 7-00 a.m. Leave Mesa 1:80 p.m Leave Tempe 9:00 a,m, Leave Temgg2.3o p.m. Arrive Mesa 10:00 a,m. Arrive Phoenix 4 p,m, EVENING STAGES. Phoenix 3:80p.m. Leave Mesa 6.30 a.m L've Tempo 4.30 p.m. Leave Tempe 7.30 a. m Arriy* Mesa 5.30 p.m. Ar. Phoenix 9.30 a.m CARRY PASSENGERS AND EXPRESS. iJigTLeave orders at Fashion Stable, Commercial Hotel or Frank Phil lips WM. PASSEY, UNDERTAKER. —o— i Undertaker’s supplies. Imported f coffins and caskets always on hand. Coffins made to order on short * notice. Furniture repaired and job work done at live and let live prices. WM, PASSEY, Z Next Door to Mesa City Bank MESA CITY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, AUGUS'I 31, 1894. ZfiUOSCo-Op. ► » "r 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 the Celebrated Myers Pumps, the Famous F«.atherbone 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. FOR FIRE INSURANCE —GO TO B. F. Johnson, Sons & Co., agents for THE OLD Phoenix Ins.Tlo. of Brooklyn, N. V. American Fire Ins'Co.,of Philadelphia Pennsylvania “ “ “ “ “ Niagara “ “ f “ “ —o— FARM INSURANCE A SPECIALTY. Dealer in Medicines, Chemicals, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc.; Perfumery, Fancy goods, Stationery, Toilet Articles and Tobacco. Mesa, Arizona. iS-A- Feed & Livery Stable. P. METS, Proprietor. THE ATLANTIC & PACIFIC RAILROAD The Great Middle Route across the American Continent in connec tion with the railways of the “Santa Fe Route.” Liberal Management Superior Facilities Picturesque Scenery The Grand Canon of the Colorado, the most sHbllme of Nature’s work on the earth, indes cribable, can easily be reached via Flagstaff, Williams or Peach Springs on this road. To the Natural Bridge of Arizona and Montezuma’s Well you can journey most directly by this line. Observe the Ancient Indian Civilization of La gnna or of Acolla, “The City of the Sky.” Visit the Petrified Forest near Carrizo. See and marvel at the freak of Canon Diablo. Take a hunting trip in the magnificent pine forests of the San Francisco Mountains. Find interest in the ruins of the pre-historic cave and cliff dwellers. View the longest cantilever bridge in America across the Colorado River T. R. Gabel, W.A. Bissell, Gen’l Superintendent Gen Pass Agoul Albuquerque, N M San Francico and II S VanSlyck. Albuqucqiu Gen’l Agent, Albuquerque N M Mites. H, M. Porter, widely known all over the west, makes a new sugges tion in the Denver News touching a subject of great importance to the arid lands regins. He says: “If the general government would enact a law at onoe to the effect that an appropriation be made of $200,000 Or $20,000 to each of the ten states and territories lying in the arid b.dt on the headwaters of the Columbia, Colorado, Arkansas, Rio Grande, Platte and Missouri rivers, to pay the expenses of locating reservoirs by a commission ap pointed by said law, composed of the governor, supiewe judges and the surveyor-general of each of such states and territories, whose duty it shall be, oil application of any individual or corporation, to survey and locate a reservoir site on the headwaters of the aforesaid rivers and regulate all matters per taining to the carrying out of the said law in the interests of the in dividual or corporation, the state or territory or the general govern ment, according to the enactments of law which should give to the party agreeing to build and main tain such reservoir in a substantial manner, according to the require ments of said commission, the land upon which the water, culverts, embankments, etc , would rest, free of cast, so long as the reservoirs would remain, and allow the parties to buy one-half the land they would engage to irrigate at the minimum sum of $2.50 per acre, the other half to be sold by the government to other parties, to withdraw for a reasonable time such land from the market until such reservoir could reasonably be built, such lands withdrawn to be alternate sections, and also to give the right of way to build ditches leading to such lands from said reservoirs. Thousands of such places exist where water can be stored on any stream where now a narrow belt of land is cultivated and watered by irrigation, and ten times the amount could be culti vated if all the flood water were held hack and stored at the head waters of every tributary of the above rivers; there are hundreds of such where land only fit for grazing and worth 50 cents to $1 per acre can be reclaimed, cultivated in grain, grasses and fruits, and made worth from $lO to SIOO per acre/ A new departure has been made in France in the employment of glass bricks for building purposes. The bricks are hollow, being blown like bottles, and are given the shape that is most readily laid < ( cubic, hoxagonal or otherwise, in the particular style of the building for which they are intended. They are made secure by the use of a ’ bituminous cement, with a base of asphalt. A singular feature of these bricks is that they do away with the necessity of windows. They are good insulators of humid ity and noise, giving protection against both cold and heat, and by t the modification of their form and , color they can he made to har s monize readily with the decorations of any building. They are used i largely in meat markets in prefer f ence to marble, and they are found £ especially adapted for bath halls, 11 hot houses, hospitals, refrigerating establishments, and, in fact, all ,j buildings in which an absence of ej windows would be an advantage. “No,” remarked tin* young mui with a touch of sadness in his vo ci> “it may b<- that some day happiness will l»e mine-, but at present it is beyond me. There is a g>rl whom I love dearly. She would have me if I only asked her, but I dare not. I really cannot marry and live on $30,000 a year.” His two com - panions to whom he spoke looked at him in astonishment. For a moment they were speechless—con sternation and pity depicted upon their youthful countenances. But presently speech returned to them exactly at the same time, and they fairly howled in their excitement: ‘You cannot marry on $30,000 a year? Why not?” “Why not?” echoed the youth with the sad voice, which grew still sadder. “Why simply because I haven’t the $30,- 000.” And the mystery was ex plained. In the absence of ordinances up on tlitf subject, it is the duty of good citizens to provide themselves with able-bodied clubs to regulate the bicycle nuisance upon our streets Learners on the wheel, incapable of controlling its movements, in stead of seeking a seclusion that would render their awkwardness less grotesque, seem to regard the possibility of being seen as consti tuting the only pleasure of cycling, and ride the public streets with a recklessness that betokens the idea that the chief end of the man on foot is to keep out of the way of the man on the wheel. One awk ward rider who ran into a pedestri an did get thrashed Wednesday evening. More power to the arm of the man]on foot, say we.—Vi dette. Steubenville, 0., Aug. 21. —A queer state of affairs as the result of a religious tevival is leported from Hammondsville, this county, where holy meetings been conducted for some time. The people are worked up to a high pitch of excitement and seven women have left their husbands because they would not join the church. The husband of one of these women waylaid the evangelist and would have thrashed him had not others interfered. One woman who had become mentally un balanced persists in singing and preaching on the streets until she is stopped. There is talk of calling a public meeting to have the meet ings stopped. A retiring newspaper man gives this philosophical reason why he quit the business; “A child is born, the doctor in attendance gets $lO, the editor notes it and gets 0; it is christened, the minister gets $4, the editor writes it up and gets 00; in time it marries, the minister gets another fee, the editor gets a piece of cake or 000; in course of time it dies, the doctor gets from $5 to $lO, the minister another $5, the undertaker from $25 to $50 — the editor publishes it and receives 0000— and the privilege of running free of charge a card of thanks.” —Ex. A special from Washington says, in addition to the long list of errors found ill the Gorman tariff bill, the surprising discovery has been made by the treasury department officials that no appropriation has been made for putting into effect the in come tax provisions. Collectors of internal revenue can do nothing under these circumstances in the direction of preparing to collect the tax. Initiative Siini Referendum* Tire more conservative of the Popuiist party would like to elim inate fr<>m their platforms nearly everything hut tin* initiative and referendum in legislation, believing with these features established as parts of our public polity, all other beneficial reforms would follow. Tiie initiative means that all laws originate with the people-- are formulated by them in local as semblages in which all the people may participate, and are afterwards passed by the legislature. The referendum means that all laws passed by the legislature shall be ref» rred to the people to he ap proved or disapproved by vote at elections. There can hardly he a doubt hut this method of passing laws has been wonderfully beneficial in the small republic of Switzerland, a country composed of 22 cantons corresponding in some respects to our states, but not much larger than our counties, in that they each make laws not in conflict with those of the republic. All laws, state and national, are now made in that country by the initiative and referendum. The initiative is common in township affdrs in New England and in parts of several of the west ern states, and it is growing in favor. In all states hut one (Maryland) the referendum is practiced to a limited extent. «. ,-<*'• •~ - Perhaps the most appaTling ef fects of applying the initiative and referendum, or the latter alone, would be to destroy the occupation of boodlers in the legislature. The business of the boodler and boodles would both he gone under such methods of obtaining laws. They would throw out of employment ft large and industrious element of our population—especially in and about the larger cities. For a few years the alms-houses and jails might have to be enlarged. The American Lawyer, a legal journal published in New York City, tells of a lawyer of that city who secured « fee of $260,000; of another who was paid $250,000 for his service on a celebrated case; while other fees are mentioned run ning from $25,000 to SIOO,OOO won by lawyers, not by conducting but by avoiding, litigation. In fact, it is apparent that more money is made nowadays by lawyers who settle cases out of court than by those who put their clients to the expense of litigation. The Kingman Miner says that day by day the interest in the Grand canyon dam increases. There is now not the least doubt but that inside of five years the waters of the mighty Colorado will be irri gating beautiful f'arms in the Wal» lapai valley With this system of irrigation the great valley to the north of us inside of ten years will be supporting a population of over 50,000 people, with taxable proper? ty of over $100,000,000. —4 There has been a sufficient rain? fall this season, on almost every section of Apache county, to insure i more than an average cryp of feed i for stock this fall and winter. In i view of the fact that the loss of ■ cattle for the past four years has i been heavy, and that they have ; been selling every hoof they could j rind a market for, the loss this wm ; ter will be hut trifling.—St Johna llerald. No. si.