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WANTED! o At Highest Market Prices, all kinds of Poultry and Farm Produce. B. F. Johnson, Sons & Co. . New Goods constantly arriving at bed rock prices. S»r®£eo«S.oaa.*l C*.rd-®- w. J. KINGSBURY, Attorney-at-Law Practices in all the Courts. Special attention to land cases.. TEM PE, - - ARIZ Q J. WILLIAMS, ~sl<eoth§ Physician and Surgeon. aiU ITTBXV ALL CALM PROMPTLY. W’OHronU diieues of womtn a specialty..#? Ortici: Kimball House, - Arizona yy LAWRENCE WOODRUFF, KOMCEQPAtHIST, oj Kahimmaa Medical College, Phila delphia, Claas 1882. Ofliee and Residence Reoma 11, 13 and 16. Vettoa Bloek, Pmnu. Office Hours—7 to 9 a 1 te 8 and 6 to 8 p. m. PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, . . . . s Arizona •In miHeiaeman 4c Gill Block. Office Hours to • a. *»., 8 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. P T. POMEROY, Notary Public & Conveyancer. Local papers Carefully Drawn. Opposite Hakes House. (CUBA CITY, - - “ ARIZONA JJ J. JESSUr, DENTIST. AW work warrantedfand prices very ©qgopable. Orrf Porter Block. Phoenix, Arizona. J. W. BAILY, —DIAUR I*— Drugs, Medicines , Chemicals, FANCY AnD TOILET ARTICLES. IpoagMs Broshes Perfamery, Etc MESA, ARIZONA, R. WILSON The only Second Hand Store ii South rn Avizon i. very variety •f goods sold at bed-rock prices Clive us a call. Wasnington St. PHOBNIX. - - ARI Mesa Free Press. THE GENERAL MARKET E. L. GRAY, Proprietor. Fresh and Corned and Pickled Meats, Sausage, Etc, always on hand. delivered to any part of the city and vicinity. Pomeroy Bloe • Main Street, MESA, ARIZONA. A. L. FISHER’S Phoßnii, Temped Mesa Stages I Making direct connections with the Goldfield Stage. ) MORNING STAGES. L’ve Phoenix 7.00a.m. Leave Mesa 1:30 p.m Leave Tempe 9:00 a.tn. Leave Tempo2.3o p.m. Arrive Mesa 10:00 a.m. Arrive Phoenix 4 p.m. EVENING STAGES. L’«e Phoenix 3:30p.m. Leave Mesa 6.80 a.m L’ve Tempe 4.30 p.m. Leave Tempe 7.30a.m Arriy® Mesa 6.30 p.m. Ar. Phoenix 9.30 a.m CARRY PASSENGERS ANR EXPRESS. . B§TLeave orders at Fashion Stable, Commercial Hotel or Frank Phil lips W. A BURTON, CONTRACTOR r -and- BUILDER. Estimates Furnished on Short Netice. MESA, - Ariz f !• WM. PASSEY. UNDERTAKER. n Undertaker’s supplies. Imported y coffins and caskets always on hand, j 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, OCl’OBliR 12, 1894. ZenosCo-Op. - » - The Finest Line Ever Opened in Mesa can be Seen in Our Dry Goods Dep’t, i —.—. — 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 tine Celebrated Myers Pumps, the Fa mo U 8 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 m FOR FIRE INSURANCE —GO TO B. F. Johnson, Sons & Co., AGENTS FOR THE OLD Phoenix Ins. Co. of Brooklyn, N. Y . American Fire Ina* Co., of Philadelphia Pennsylvania “ " “ " “ Niagara “ " * “ “ —o— FARM INSURANCE A SPECIALTY. J H. BARNETT, Dealer in Medicines, Chemicals, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc.; Perfumery, Fancy goods, Stationery, Toilet Articles and Tobacco. Mesa, Arizona. MESA 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.” 5 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 th< Natural Bridge of Arizona and Montezuma’i Well you can jouruey most directly by this line Observe the Ancient Indian Civilization of La gnna or of Aoolla, “The City of the Sky.” Visi the Petrified Forest near Carrizo. See ant marvel at the freak of Canon Diablo. Take i 1 hunting trip in the magnificent pine forests o the San Francisco Mountains. Find interest ii the ruins of the pre-historic cave and cllf t dwellers. View the longest cantilever bridge ii America across the Colorado River k T. R. Gabel, W.A. Bissell, Oen’l Supenntendeut Gen Pass Agen Albuquerque, N M San Francico am H S VahSlyck. Albuquerqu Oen’l Agent, Albuquerque N M E Were Bound to Play Pole© Poker has been played with I everything from pea beans to a hundred dollar bill, but, perhaps, the mo3t curious commodity that has ever passed about over the i green cloth occnrred the other night among a party of newspaper men. Somebody suggested the evening t hours would pass more quickly if all hands indulged in the national game. Everyone was willing, but when an account of stock was taken l it was discovered that there was > only about $1.50 in the crowd and * every one objected to playing for 1 “wind.” After a little discussion some one had an idea, which he put in these words: “Let’s appoint a committee of two as judges, then for an hour let us each sit down and write short stuff for the Sun day paper. Everything that the committee agrees upon as being good enough to he printed shall be accepted as cash aud can be paid in as equivalent for a stack of chips.” This idea met with instant favor, and for an hour or more nothing could be heard in that room for silence. At the end of that time each one produced his quota of al leged interesting stories, and the committee to which it was submit ted, reading it all with a lenient eye passed nearly the whole lot. Then the game began and furnish ed the curbu3 spectacle of men opening Jack pots for a quarter of a column and anteing with a “stick’' with a fixed limit of a column, in cluding the head A curious incident is related as taking place in a well known church recently. A wedding was being solemnized, the contracting parties being a lady and gentleman who move in the fashionable circles of society, while in the corner of the church stood a youthful couple, a mulatto boy and girl. The pair watched the ceremony intently, and copied each movement made by the bride and bridegroom whom the priest was making man and wife. As they knelt down so did the other couple kneel, and when the bridegroom placed the ring on the bride’s finger the young mulatto did likewise. At length, when the 1 procession emerged from the church the humble double followed, look ing as if they were married. It transpired that such was, indeed, ■ their belief. They had no money wherewith to pay the priest or the fees, so they thought a marriage at second hand would be just as effec tive and cost nothing.-Philadelphia Times. —■''- ♦ 1 ■ " The test for symmetry is to turn -a man with his face to the wall. If he is perfectly formed his chest ’ will touch it, his nose will be four inches away, his thighs five, the tips of his toes three. In a per -3 fectly formed female figure twice round the thumb should be once round the wrist; twice round the wrist should be once round the upper arm; twice this is once round the neck; one and a half times the I f circumference of the neck equals that of the waist. it • f, An eminent jurist said the other •a day that the great curse of this l'. country today is that when the young people are married and start out for life they must fit up a home g with the elegance of those who in have for forty years been strug gling and earning. They want an [J outfit that they only ought to have ie after they have been married a quarter of a eentury. Great and mystically dreadful is j t the earth from a mine’s|depth, says t McClure’s Magazine. Man is in the implacable grasp of nature. It . has only to tighten slightly and he , is crushed like a bug. His loudest . shriek of agony would be as potent as his final moan to bring help / from that fair land that lies, like ; heaven, over his head. There is an insidious silent enemy in the gas. If the huge fan wheel on the top of the earth shonld stop for a brief period there is certain death, and a panic more terrible than any occurring where the sun has shone ensues down under the tons of rock. If a man may escape the gas, the floods, the “squeezes” of falling rock, the cars shooting thro’ little tunuels, the precarious eleva tors, the hundred perils, there usually comes to him an attack of “mines’s asthma” that slowly racks and shakes him into the grave. Meanwhile, he gets three dollars a day and his laborer one dollar. October 2, 1893, a hurricane i swept over Mobile, Alabama, the I city was flooded and there was great loss of life and. property; navigation very dangerous off the Atlantic coast on account of float ing wrecks. Supreme Court ren ders a judgment against the city of Philadelphia for one million dol- j lars. Burning of the chief theatre in Omaha, Nebraska, with a loss of i $400,000 and four firemen killed. Furs valued at SIO,OOO stolen from the Russian exhibit at Chicago. Steamship Meoivera wrecked at mouth of Honolulu harbor, on a coral reef. Six thousand coal miners who had been *n a strike in Yorkshire, England, since July 25th, resume work. The Rigstag 1 parliament opens at Copenhagen, j Matabeles under Lobeuguela at i tack British, near Victoria, South Africa. i Under the present plan at the penitentiary at Yuma, all prisoners are pardoned a few days prior to their discharge in order to restore their citizenship This is a humane and gracious duty toward those who are incarcerated there. They should not have tagged to them for life the thought that they are ostracised from the rest of their fellows by the stigma of having spent a term in the prison. Many men who leave there have made good citizens afterward who would, had they not been restored to citizenship,have probably have gone to the bad.—Prospector. Among the crown jewels is a magnificent sapphire representing a female figure enveloped in drapery. The stone represents two tints, a circumstance of which the artist has skillfully taken advantage to . make the woman dark and the , drapery light. The most remark , able of this kind is an engraved s sapphire representing a profile of a , young Hercules executed by Ohelus. [ It is in the Strozzi cabinet at Rome. Construction work on the Gila valley Globe and Northern railroad is suspended again pending the ' settlement of some right of way J suits below Safford. When these > are settled the track will be pushed 1 to Pima, which point will probably J be made the temporary terminus > for sixty or ninety days.—Times. i Malaria is said to be caused by a > vegetable micro organism inhabit i ing the blood of man and some of the lower animals. Keren Years Without a Birth* l>ay. A Scottish clergyman, who died thirty years ago, M. Leishman of Kinross, used to tell that h** once lived seven years without a birth day. The statement puzz’ed most who heard it. They could see that if he had been born on the 29th of February he would have no birth day except in a leap year. But leap year comes once in four years and this accounts for a gap of three years only. Their first thought would, therefore, naturally be that the old man who, in fact, was fond of a harmless jest, was somehow jesting about the seven. There was, however, no joke or triek in his assertion. At the present time there can be very few, if there any, who have this tale to tell of them selves, for one who can tell it must have been born on the 29th day of February at least ninety-eight years ago. But a similar line of missing dates is now goon to return; and indeed there are, no doubt, some readers who will have only one birthday to celebrate for nearly twenty years to come. The solu tion of the puzzle is to be found in the fact, which does not appear to be widely known, that the year 1800 was not a leap year and 1900 will not be. 'I ho February of 1892 had 29 days, but in all the seven years intervening between 1896 and 1904, as well as in the three between 1892 and 1896, that month will have only 28. The Copper Queen Company, at Bisbee, is working 400 men. and producing 25 tons of copper per day from 250,000 pounds of ore. The company continues to pay dividends regularly, The under ground workings are almost inter minable. There are over sixty miles of tunnels, and thirty six miles of underground track. The supply of ore is sufficient to last for many years to come. The new convertors, which are to extract the sulphur from the copper, are are in course of erection. Tho impure copper will be run from the furnace into the convertors, where it will be subjected to an intense heat, and a twelve-inch current of air will be sent through the con vertor at a velocity that will drive all the sulphur out of the copper.— > Silver Belt. Mr. Freeman, of Tucson, one of the committeemen on the proposed extension of the North and South road from Phoenix to Nogales, had an interview recently with presi dent Frank Murphy of the road in which the latter gentleman stated that it was the desire of the com pany to have all the preliminary work done so that a s soon as the graders arrive at Phoenix from the north, say by the first of January, they may at once be put at work on the Phoenix Nogales end and continue right on. The proposed route will be Phoenix, Tempo, Mesa, as near Goldfield and Mammoth as possible, Florence, Tucson, Caia bassis and Nogales. Twenty-four-carat gold is all gold, twenty-two-carat gold is twenty-two parts gold, one of sil ver and one of copper; eighteen carat gold has eighteen parts of pure gold and three parts each of silver and copper in its composi tion; twelve-carat gold is half gold, 1 the remainder being made up of ' three and one-half parts of silver and seven and one-half parts copper. No. 5.