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TPo th.e Puiblic. o For the next Sixty Days we will sell our entire stock of General Merchandise at cost. Now is the time to lay in supplies, as the railroad tie-up may continue. All bills due the firm mtfst be settled on or before the Ist day of September, 1894. , ' Yours Truly, B. F. Johnson, Sons & Co I»x»fe3sioxa.a.l Cards q J. WILLIAMS, ~cleotio Physieian and Surgeon. WILL ATTEND ALL CALLS PROMPTLY. Chronic ol women a specialty.^ Ofwce : Kimball House, Arizona Visa. fj H. SABIN, M. D. S I C IAN & SURGEON- Office —Rooms 1 and 2 Pomeroy Block, Up Stairs- Real tv Blocks North of Co-Op store,; .east wide- Mesa Arizona LAWRENCE WOODRUFF, HOMCEOPATHIST, of lUbosaan Medina! Collette. I’lnU dalphia, Claes 1%82. Offiee and Residence Rooms 11, 12 and 16. Cotton Block, Pmknix. office Hours— Ito 9 a m., 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p. m tWI- ■ 4 - ■ CHAS. H. JONES, PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, fE&fIPE • • * - Arizona Offioe at lleineman St Gill Block. Office Hours —i to 9a. m., 3to 4 and Vto 8 p. m. P T- POMEROY, Notary Public & Conveyancer. Loffal papers Carefully Drawn. Opposite Hakes House. VffiSA CITY, - - ~ ARIZONA J. JESSUr, DENTIST. All work warrantedjand prices very easonable. Off«e— Porter Block. Phoenix, Arizona. J~)R. J. W. BAILY, —DBALKR IN— Drugs, Medicines , Chemicals, FANCY.AnD TOILET ARTICLES. Jongea, gfruske* Perfiiinery, Ete* MESA, ARIZONA, R WILSON The only Second Hand Store in Southern Arizona. Every variety of goods sold at bed-rock prices - Give us a call. Wasnington St. PHOENIX. - - ARIZ Mesa Free Press. W. J. KINGSBURY, Attorney-at-Law Practices in ali the Courts. Special attention to land cases.. TEMPE, - - ARIZ. THE GENERAL 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 • Slain Street, MESA ARIZONA. A. L. FISHER’S Teinpe & Mesa Stages I Making direct connections with t the Goldfield Stage. ) MORNING STAGES, L've Phoenix 7.00 a.m. Leave Mesa 1:30 p.m Leave Teinpe 9:00 a.m. Leave Tempo 2.30 p.m. Arrive Mesa 10:00 a.m. Arrive Phoßnix 4 p.m. EVENING STAGES. L’<e. Ptioenix 3:30p.m. Leave Mesa 6.30 a.m L’ve Tempe 4,30 p.m, LeaveTenipe 7.30a.m Arriy® M«sa 5.30 p.m. Ar. Phoenix 9 30a.m CARRY PASSENGERS AND EXPRESS. flip” Leave orders at Fashion Stable, Commercial Hot el or Frank Phil lips The GOLDEN GEE Wants Gash, and yeu want MERCHANDISE We make the Proposition to sell you goods at very LOW PRICES. We have NO LEADERS, but place uniformly Low Figures upon Staples and Notions. We know it will be to ynur advantage to give us a call. No trouble to show goods. General Merchandise handled. GEO. PASSEY & CO. PROPRIETORS. MESA CITY, ARIZONA, Fit [DAY, SEP)’. 14, 1894. ZenosCo-Op. *• ►•« The Finest Line Ever Opened in Mesa, can be Seen in Our 0 (Dry Goods Dep’t, - - »* « -4 1 Which contains new, neat and fashionable dress goodsj flannels, ladies’ anti gents’ furnishing goods and everything usually found in a well furnished establishment. Our Hardware and Grocery Dep’t* are stocked with the choic est goods. t W© are Agents for the Celebrated Myers Pumps, the j Famous Fv.atherbone Buggy Whips and the Unexcelled Canton Clipper. . Plows. Our lines are of the best arid our prices as low as the lowest. Special orders given prompt attention. CALL AND SEE US. FOR FIRE INSURANCE —CO TO — B. F. Johnson, Sons & Go., AGENTS FOR THE OLD Phoenix Ins. Co. of Brooklyn, N. Y. American Fire Ins-Co., of Philadelphia Pennsylvania “ “ “ “ 11 Niagara “ “ * “ “ —o — FARM INSURANCE A SPECIALTY. Dealer in Medicines, Chemicals, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc.; Perfumery, Fancy goods, Stationery, Toilet Articles and Tobacco. Mesa, Apvlzona. MESA Feed & Livery Stable. P. METS, Proprietor. j - THE ATLANTIC & PACIFIC RAIL ROAD l i 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 L The Grand Canon of the Colorado, the most I sublime 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 jouruey most directly by this line. Observe the Ancient Indian Civilization of La ) ernna or of Acolla, “The City of the Sky.” Visit the Petrified Forest near Carrizo, See and L marvel at the freak of Canon Diablo. Take a hunting trip in the magnificent pine forests of the San Francisco Mountains. Find intereet 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 Superintended Gen Pass Ageut Albuquerque, N M San Francico and , H S VanSlyck. Albuquerque Gen’l Agent, Albuquerque N M ■ rHsalion Uongrem. The irrigation congress in session , at"© nver will add additional im portance to a subject which is par amount to Arizona; for after oil our future prosperity depends upon | the fructification of the soil by ir rigation . Colorado has already reclaimed between two and three million acres of land by irrigation. The Colora do State Engineer’s report shows that there are about 12,000 miles of irrigating canals in Colorado. They cost $50,000,000, and with jthGr franchises- are estimated to be worth at least $100,000,000. The cost of a water right under a company ditch averages about $lO per acre a year. There is no hope of the United States government undertaking the construction of reservoirs and irri gating canals. Tint business per tains to the state or the people. When Arizona becomes a state all the waters not navigable will enure to the state by right of eminent, domain, and it will then be for the state to decide in what manner they shall be utilized for the bene fit of the people. The state may undertake the conservation and distribution of water, or it may transfer this right to corporations —which God forbid. It is a ques tion of vital importance to the peo pie and they will have the decision of the matter in their own hands. The corporations are gobbling up the arid lands of the nation, and how many delegates to the convention traveled on free passes is not known but there is great danger uT~the irrigation question that the people will he mere “draw ers of water” and have to pay dear ly for it. They already pay $lO per acre in Colorado. The corporate greed of the Unit ed States lias brought the people to poverty, and if allowed to mo nopolize the water there,.is only a life of peonage before the people and their children. The water belongs to the people by natural right , and they alone have the right to make laws for its distrib ution.—Ex. There hs a connection between the color and character of animals. Althongh much of the subject is veiled in considerable obscurity, as a general rule it may be stated that vivid, conspicuous coloring accom panies strength, courage and often ferocity. The black or red hair and the ruddy skin indicate carbon or iron somewhat in excess, a san guine temperment, rapidity of thought and action and courage frequently bordering on rashness. In the brute creation it is rather character that has modified color in the course of the survival of the fittest. The timid animal, bird or fish possessing the most neutral coloring lived longest and left most offspring and so gradually the con spicuous members of the family were eliminated. This neutral coloring as well as color that changes for protective purposes is the external characteristic of shy ness and timidity, alertness of sense, keenness of vision and scent and swiftness rather than strength of limb.—Pittsburg Dispatch. Cattle throughout the territory are fattening rapidly, and the out look for good beef the coming sea son is certainly most encouraging. • Bank officials say gold is so plen tiful in Chicago that clearing house balances are frequently paid in gold. Thursday last wee ! Bowie was visited l>y a flood which _ came form a cloudburst in the Chir . icahua mountains. Just as tlio | passenger train from the east wis , pulling into the station for supper the water came down, quickly cov ering the floor of the dining room [ to a depth of four inches. Nothing ; daunted the train men and some of . the gentlemen passengers pulled off j their shoes and stockings, waded s into the dining room, took seats and ate their supper, first helping the ladies and children over on the baggage trucks. The guests were served by the waiters paddling around ankle deep m water. The railroad office was also flooded and considerable damage was done. The collar was filled and the stores it contained suffered some damage. It took two or three days steady work to pump it dry.—Oasis. The Arizona. & Southeastern. Work on the Benson and Fairbank extension of the Arizona & South - railroad is progressing satis-, factorily, and it is expected that connection will be made in about three weeks. The end of the track is now at the California wash, where track laying operations are await ing comph tion of the bridge, which, it is anticipated, will be done this evening. The bridge is 150 feet long. If done as expected, track laying will be resumed tomorrow or next day. The bridge across the San Pedro, 105 feet long, is in course of construction, and it is thought it will he ready for the rails by the time the track reaches it, or within a day or two after ward. With the SanJPedro cross ed it will be a matter of only a few days before the track will be laid into Fairbank. After that there will be some back-spiking and oth er finishing work to be done before trains will run regularly. But regular trains between Bensoi. and Bi.sbee will probably be running early October. —Oasis. The Desert Canal. J. 0. Beatty, Vice-President of the Colorado River Irrigation Com pany, has filed in the Interior De partment a plat of ditches consti tuting the right of way for the pro posed canal through the Yuma In dian Reservation in for approval in accordance with the provisions of the act of February 15, 1893. The plat was referred to the com missioners (recently appointed to negotiate with the Yuma Indians for the cession of their surplus lands and these commissioners have recommended its approval. Tbo Act of August 15, 1894, in which the agreement with the Yuma Indians was ratified, pro vides that the company shall be re quired to begin the construction of their canal within three years after the passage of the Act upon the penalty of forfeiture of their rights. The Commissioner of Indian Affairs looks with favor upon the com pany’s scheme and will recommend its approval to the secretary. A complaint comes from Russia of the scarcity of physicians throughout the empire. The num ber of medical men is only one in 6,000 of the entire population. These are mostly in the large cities. The village population has only one in 30,000, while the remote pro vinces have only one doctor to 120,- 000 people. I * * * t A cornmeal trust is being form T ed in Kansas City Irrigatiou loagrewi. Ii Last Saturday the third national , irrigation congress finished its labors. The forenoon was taken ~ up in a continuation of the discus . sion of the propositions advanced , | during the session. The object oF *1 the diseussion was to obtain a re— % 1 p! port from the committee on resolu— fjtions embodying the sense of the | congress. . Resolutions were finally adopted , to instruct the national executive , committee of the irrigation congress } to prepare a series of bills for pie , sentation to the congress of the , United States embodying the fol lowing propositions: No. I—The repeal of the desert land law. No. 2—The several state irriga tion commissioners are requested to report to the. fourth national irriga tion congress a more satisfactory and definite plan than has yet been presented for the reclamation of arid public lands through the co operation of the national and state authorities. No. 3—That there shall be ap pointed a national irrigation com mission for the supervision of irri gation works constructed by the federal government, and to provide a plan for the division of streams between states on a basis of justice and equity. No. 4.—That the several tei ri tories be included in the provisions of the Carey law. No. s—That appropriations be secured from the government for the survey of irrigation lands and the discovery of water for irrigation purposes. No. 6—That reservoir sites re served by the government be re leased and given to the states and territories on application. The president of the United States is urged to appoint a national com mission to work with the commis sions from Canada and Mexico in settling disputed points between the countries over the division of water flowing in both countries. Congress is also memoralized to make appropriations for the ad-’- vancement of irrigation. After the adoption of the report the congress adjourned sine die. Among the bills which emerged in good order from the present ses sion of congress was one approving a treaty with the Yuma Indians, throwing open about 30,000 acres opposite the town of Yuma. Each Indian will receive about five acres to be held in severalty. The rest will be divided into ten asre lots to be sold at auction after an adver tisement by the secretary of the interior for sixty days. The sale will attract a large number of vis itors and capitalists from the east, The Colorado Irrigation Co., whose system will water these lands, will begin operations next month with 150 men and continue without ces sation until the work is done, so it again reported.—Yuma Times. The Baltimore Manufacturers Record, in its weekly review of the business situation south, says: “Taken as a whole, the southern crops will probably be larger this year than ever before. Os corn, all reports say the crop is unprece , dented; the outlook f6r cotton, based on acreage and present con dition, indicates a crop of 8,000,000 to 9,000,000 bales. The smaller crops have nearly all done well, . giving the South abundant crops of all kinds.” No.