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MESA CITY, ARIZONA, FRIDaV. JULY 17, I*9o.
HOW RUSSIA PAYS FOR
While reading the accounts of
the coronation of the Czar, of the
pageants, processions and feasts,
of the pomp and parade, of the
barbaric splendor, of cloth, of gold
and glittering gems, I could not
help thinking of the poor and mel
ancholy peasants, of the toiling,
half-fed millions, of the sad and
ignorant multitudes who belong
body and soul to the Czar.
I thought of the backs that have
been scarred by the knout, of the
thousands in prison for having dar
od to say a whispornd word fieedom,
of the great multitude who have
been driven like cattle alpng the
weary roads that lead to the hell
of Siberia. Jr
The cannon at Moscow worq not
loud enough uor the clang of the
bells, nor the blare of the trumpets
to drown the groans of the captives.
I thought of the fathers that had
been torn from wives and children
for the crime Os speaking like men.
And when the priests spoke of
the Czar as the “God selected man,”
the “God adored man,” my blood
When I read of the coronation
of the Czarina I thought of Siberia.
I thought ot the girls working in
the mines, hauling ore from the
pits with chains about their waists;
young girls almost naked, at the
mercy of brutal officials, young
girls weepiner and moaning 7 their
ives away because between their
pure lips the word liberty had
burst into blosaom,
Yet law neglects, forgets them,
and crowns the Czarina. The in
justice, the agony and horror in
this poor world are enough to make
Ignorance and superstition crown
impudence and tyranny. Millions
of money squandered for the hu
miliatiou of man, to dishonor the
Back of the coronation, back of
all the hypocrisy there is nothing
but a lie.
It is not true that God “selected”
this Czar to rule and rob a hun
dred millions of human beings.
It is all an ignorant, barbaric,
superstitious lie—a lie that pomp
and pageant, and flaunting flags,
and robed priests, and swinging
coursers, cannot change to truth.
Those who are not blinded by
the glare of Moscow see millions
of homes on which the shadows
Hall; see millions of weeping moth
ers, whose children have been sto
len by the Czar; see thousands of
villages without schools, millions
of houses without books millions
and millions of men, women and
children in whose future there is
no star and whose only friend is
Tho coronation is an insult to
the nineteenth century.
Long live the peeplo of Russia !
R. J. In gersoll.
The Yuma Indians have no use
for a surrogate’s 'court, nor a wid
ow and orphans, office. Their sys
tem is entirely devoid of even the
rudiments of a probate practice.
One of the principal events in the
programme of the funeral of an
adnlt Yuma consists in consigning
to tho flames of the entire lot of
moveables comprising the estate.
Sometimes his hquse is also burned
in the belief that it will be the
abode of its earthly proprietor du
ring his residence in the happy
hunting grounds of the hereafter.
The flag ot China i? one of the
gayest among ensigns. The body
of the flag is a pale yellow. In
the upper left hand corner is a
small red sun. Looking intently
at the sun is a tierce Chinese drag
on. The dragon’s belly is a bril
liant rod and white. His green
back is covered with stiff knobs.
He is standing on his two hind
paws and the left forefoot. His
foot are five toed and slightly
hooked. Hiß long, five-forked tail
stretches away in the rear. The
dragon’s neck is arched back. His
mouth is wide open and he looks
as if he were about to try to swal
low tin* red sun.
Sarcastic exchange: We may
now expect to get pictures of the
man who bought* a horse of Mc-
Kinleys father in 1817, of the
woman who taught the day school
in Fadunk Junction where Mrs,
McKinley went to school; of the
tack placed on the teacher’s chair
by Willie McKinley in 1840; of a
stick whittled by Grandpa McKin
ley during the long winter even
ings on the farm; of the horse that
kicked at McKinley’s father, and
the broom with which Pa McKin
ley threshed the horse, etc.
L. F. Bruce and Dave Teeter
came in from the Reavis place.
There are now twenty-five persons
in camp and more are expected
soon from Florence The Fourth
was celebrated in a truly patriotic
manner and the ball that was giv
en in the evening was enough to
make the old hermit turn pver in
his grave at having his sacred pre
cincts thus invaded.—Tempe Nuws.
Good rains have fallen on the
San Pedro and upper Gila, though
there has been little here as yet.
The janals at Safford are reported
to be overflowing their banks. The
water came down in the Florence
canal Wednesday, and the long
drought seems to be over.—Trib
An exchange says it takes a rich
man to draw a check, a pretty girl
to draw attention, a horse to draw
the cart, a porus plaster to draw
the skin, a toper to draw a cork, a
free lunch to draw a crowd and an
advertisomeut in your home paper
to drew trade.
A woman in Ohio broke her jaw
in talking and then broke it the
second time in explaining the first
aecident. There isn’t a soninlaw
in the country who won’t be ready
to send her a letter of congratula
tion.^—Saint Louis Republic.
When God wants a hero he goes
to the humble home. Lincoln was
found in the shanty, Garfield in
the towpath, Grant at the tannery,
and when God wanted a Savior of
mankind he went to the carpenter.
Lilies of the valley in France
are called “virgin’s tears” and are
said to have sprung up|on the road
between Calvary and Jerusalem
during the night following the
The eyes should be bathed every
night in cold water just before re
tiring, and they will do better
work next day.
The wcrld is full of people with
both hands extended to welcome
any temptation that comes.
Paderewski, sweet as is his mu
sic, cannot =oothe himself with it.
TRUE TO THE HO ENT.
Crittenden Robinson, the wing
shot, has the best trained hunting
dog on the coast, a black pointer.
At the pigeon shoots, where other
dogs go crazy at the cracking of
the guns and the dropping of the
birds, Robinson’s dog lies in the
shade asleep. A whistle and the
dog hr cm his feet pointing with
every muscle tense and every nerve
strained. At a signal the dog re
trieve s and in another minute is
as sound asleep again as if nothing
had happened. No matter where
the dog is he will drop at a blast
from Robinson’s whistle und lie
there unmovable for hours at a
Robinson tells a good story that
illustrates the true scent of the
dog. He came down out of the
Mills building with an attorney
one day when the lawyer found he
had forgotten his gloves and pro
posed return for them.
“I’ll send the dog,” said Robin
“But how will he kniw my
gloves I” asked the doubtful attor
‘•Just let him smell of your
The dog was given the scent and
dispatched up stairs. In a few
minutes he returned with a ribbon
the attorney’s typewriter had been
wearing around her waist.
The office of the Customs Col
ector at this place has been
abolished and the Custom House
closed. The Customs Inspector
received notice from headquarters
some time since to hold himself in
readiness to be Removed.
If the United States officials who
have been instrumental in abolish
ing this office were acquainted with
this section they never would have
issued orders to do away with the
Customs officials stationed here.
At no other point on the frontier
between here and Nogales is a
Custom House in so much demand
as right here in Yuma and there is
no other place along the whole
boundary line between Mexico
and the United States that affords
such opportunities for carrying on
extensive smuggling business as
Yuma does today.—Sentinel.
Seekers after new fads will has
ten to imitate the phosphorescent
tea party which was given in Paris
at 8 o’clock on a recent evening.
There were no lights of the ordin
ary kinds, but ceiling, chairs, pic
tures, teacups and flowers were
aglow with phosphorescent starch
just invented by M. Henry, of the
Academy of Sciences. The ma
terial may be used as a face powder,
and the faces, arms and shoulders
of the ladies —as well as their
A correspondent to the Star
from Yuma says that a few days
ago forty prisoners refused to go
to work and informed the superin
tendent they were being starved.
They claim they were furnishing
less rations to 220 prisoners than
had previously been allowed to
175, and that they were too weak
to work. They were all put in
close confinement, most of them
are still there.
When one is low enough to in
sult you, be too high for him to
A vis ; t to the roomii of Santa
Teresa this morning, says the El
Paso Herald, shows that the num
ber of visitors seeking to h* made
whole still continues very large.
At 8 o’clock there was nearly one
hundred people of every age and
condition in life, suffering from all
the complaints, that poor humanity
is heir to, assembled patiently
waiting for the fair Senorita to lay
her pretty hands upon them, and
be cured. Nearly all of her visitors
are Mexicans ninny of whom have
come from afar rilled with an un
dying faith that Hhe is one sent
from heaven to relieve their suf
fering. Don Urrea, Teresa’s father
is loud in his praise of the press for
the fairness shown himself and
daughter. The doctors of divinity
and medicine do not seem to hd as
favorable to the fair healer.
An interesting and probably im
portant discovery was made at the
last Swiss federal rifle meeting. It
was noticed that the steel clad
bullets became magnetic* through
tho proximity of several telegraphic
cables running near the range.
The result was that the bullets
went wide of the mark, diverging
according to the side from which
they were tired. After this was
fully ascertained, experiments were
made with artillery at 8,000 yards,
he targets having been placed
within forty yards of an electric
battery. Forty shots were fired,
and the divergence was not less
than fourteen degrees. It is sug
gested that an army supplied with
dynamos on their flanks could ren
der themselves safe from the steel
missiles of the enemy. Perhaps
all army rifles as now constructed
will have to be condemned.
“PA FELT LONELY.”
A Cleveland family was in court
the other day. A daughter was
one of the witnesses, and she had
this to tell of her father: “Pa was
sitting in his saloon, feeling lonely.
He went to the barn, and putting
a halter on his horse brought him
into the house, saying he wanted
the animal to eat supper with him.
Pa made me set a plate for the
horse. Then he took hold of the
horse's front legs and lifted them
up on the table. We all sat down
to supper and the horse began to
eat. Pa picked up a mug of beer
and began to laugh and throw both
hands in the air The mug hit the
horse on the nose. The beast
pulled his feet down, dragging the
tabblecloth and upsetting the table.
The horse backed up and sat
squarely on a redhot stove. This
burned its tail so the animal kicked
the stove over and ran out ot the
door. I screamed and pa threw a
lamp at me. The house came near
catching tirq, and a policeman came
in. Pa has been arrested 108
From up and down the Colorado
river cornea report of rich strikes
of ore and placer fields. With the
advent of hi# mills and low work
ins; charges the river country will
turn out millions of dollars in gold
and ailver yearly. —Prospector.
Queen Victoria is no longer able
to walk out to sue her old friends,
the cottagers. As a matter of fact
she cannot take any walking exer
cise, and can only walk across the
room with the assistance of her
stick and an attendant.
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