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Mesa free press. [volume] (Mesa, Ariz.) 1892-1901, October 12, 1894, Image 1

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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-®-
Practices in all the Courts. Special
attention to land cases..
~sl<eoth§ Physician and Surgeon.
W’OHronU diieues of womtn a specialty..#?
Ortici: Kimball House,
- Arizona
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.
. . . . s Arizona
•In miHeiaeman 4c Gill Block. Office Hours
to • a. *»., 8 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m.
Notary Public & Conveyancer.
Local papers Carefully Drawn. Opposite
Hakes House.
AW work warrantedfand prices very
Orrf Porter Block.
Phoenix, Arizona.
Drugs, Medicines , Chemicals,
IpoagMs Broshes Perfamery, Etc
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.
Mesa Free Press.
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,
Phoßnii, Temped Mesa Stages
I Making direct connections with
the Goldfield Stage. )
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.
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
. B§TLeave orders at Fashion Stable,
Commercial Hotel or Frank Phil
Estimates Furnished on Short
MESA, - Ariz
Undertaker’s supplies. Imported
y coffins and caskets always on hand,
j Coffins made to order on short
Furniture repaired and job work
done at live and let live prices.
[Z Next Door to Mesa City Bank
- » -
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
Our lines are of the best and our
prices as low as the lowest. Special
orders given prompt attention.
B. F. Johnson,
Sons & Co.,
Phoenix Ins. Co. of Brooklyn, N. Y .
American Fire Ina* Co., of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania “ " “ " “
Niagara “ " * “ “
Dealer in
Medicines, Chemicals,
Paints, Oils, Glass, etc.;
Perfumery, Fancy goods,
Stationery, Toilet Articles
and Tobacco.
Mesa, Arizona.
Feed & Livery Stable.
P. METS, Proprietor.
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 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
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
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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
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*
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
No. 5.

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