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BARNETT, Dealer in Medicines, Chemicals, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc.; Perfumery, Fancy goods, Stationery, Toilet Articles and Tobacco. Mesa, abizona. MESA CITY, ARIZONA, FRIDA Y, AUGUST 7, 1896. THE CAMPAIGN CLUB. “Gemlen,'’ said Brother Gardner as the Campaign club came to order at the command of the gavel, “I ar* pained to announce dat the Hon. Backwater Black of Kin tucky has hoofed it fur 428 miles ober de dirt roads to deliber an ad address befo’ dis club an am now asleep on de bench in de anty room. It pains me, fustly, bekase he ar’ bo’din at my cabin free of charge an am one of de biggest eaters I ebber saw; secondly, be kase I know he wants to borrj $2 of me, an I hain't got de moral courage to refoose him; thirdly, be kase he likes dis town and may nebber*return to Kintucky any mo’ in which case he may becum sich a nuisance dat Giveadam Jones may be called upon to gin him de grand bounce. It am said, however, dat he am a brilliant orator an knows how to mix up whitewash so it will look like de fresco paintin’ of Rome an Venice. De committee will go: out an wake him up an bring him in, and we will gin him a fa'r show. When the Hon. Backwater ap peared on the platform, his dimen sions seemed to be as follows Length over all, 7 feet; breadth of beam, 2. feet; depth of hold, 4 feet; carrying capacity, 14 mince pies and a gallon of milk. He was not a handsome man. On the contrary his facial appearance would have sent a cold chill over any white dog he happened to meet at mid night on a lonely highway. He seemed to be good natured, how ever, and he was decidedly at home as Brother Gardner introduced him and he howed right and left and agitated the t.oe3 which peeped out of his shoes. “Patriots of America,” he began in a voice full of red core water melon, “let us presume fur a minit dat we am standin in de shadder of de mighty pyramids of Egypt, an dat de time am 10,000 y’ars ago. Across de sandy desert stretchin away fur hundreds of miles we can sec de figger of a female woman approaching. [Cheers for deserts and woman.] She hasn’t got many clothes on. Her face am muffled up. an she walks with a imp. In one hand she holds a bowl of clam broth and in de odder a blacksnake whip. [Dar am tears in her eyes, an her chin wabbles. ‘She draws nigher. She ap proaches . De nigher she comes de mb’ she limps an de faster her tears Bimeby she walks right up to us, aud wid one hand she holds out de clam broth and wid de odder de whip, and she kneels on de ground an humbly beseeches man, her lord an master, to swallow dat broth an den gin her a lickin. [lntense ex citement and scatterings, cheers for lord and master and lickings.] He drinks up dat broth wid a yum! yum ! ynm ! an den he frows down de bowl an larrups her wid dat } black snake till she can’t holler. [Whoops for yum, yum aud larrup.] Dat’s de woman of de woman of de past.” The speaker had made a good start and a pleasant impression, and even Brother Gardner appeared to forget for the moment that he might have to lend him $2 and board him a couple of weeks for nothing. “Ten thousand y'ars ago,” con tinued the speaker, after feeling of his suspenders and finding them all O. K., “woman was a slave, a thing. Her name was mud. She could be stepped on an walked on an flung outer de winder, same as a yaller dnwg. [Cries of indignation mingled with shouts for yaller dogs.] If she smiled, her husband hit her with a cabbage head. If she wept, he throwed her over the fence among de blackberry bushes. One day de wormed turned. Dat pale-faced and eyed, woe begone woman, who wa° lame in hoaf legs an all humped ober wid grief, sud denly braced right up, got mad as a wet hen an de fust thing her Inland knowed he was knocked down wid de rollin pin. [Tremen dous cheers for lame women,- worms and rolling pin.] “I can’t say wliat brung about de change, but it cum, an dat was de beginning of womanhood —de beginnin of the eand. De ole man opened his eyes in surprise, und he reckoned dere was sum mistake about it, but by de time he had bin clawed baldheaded an kicked around de truck patch he made up his mind data new epoch had been dawned on de kentry an dat Lu cinda had cum to stay. From dat time woman begun to cum to de frunt. She sot out to look sweet an purty an to know hefcns when de bag was untied, an if do ole man looked around for his black snake whip she made a jump fur de poker. [Cheers for epochs, Lucinda and the new order of things,] Dat woman growed an growed an got mo’ sassy ebery day, an she finally turned into de woman of the last century. “My fren’s,” said the orator, as he wiped his heated brow and took a drink of water, “woman has gone en gittin mo’ independent an sassy an eddecated until she am what we know her to be today. She am purty an sweet. She ken kick seben feet high. She kin ride a buckin hoss an swim de rapids of Niagary. She can spin a bike, make a speech, fry pancakes, climb a tree and preach a sermon. [Tre mendous applause, during which Shindig Watkins swallowed a peach stone aud had to be hung out of an alley window.] She writes poetry, helps to make de laws, talk polytics, sits on de jury, patches our breeches, inflooences congress an splits de wood fur de kitchen stove. [lntense agitation.] De Lawd bless woman. Let ’em put a ticket in de field! Let ’em organize an strive fur vict’ry. Let ebery mul titudinous individual widin the sound of my voice realize de com bination of de perrigriuashun an walk up to de ensanguined ballot box an deposit a vote fur de con sanguinity of de emancipation con stitutionality.” [Carloads of ap plause and hoots of approbation lasting five minutes after the orator disappeared.] “My fron’s,” said Brother Gard ner, when he could make his voice heard, “mebbe de next president will be a woman, an mebbe not. We will break de meetin’ in two an go home an think about it,” M. Quad. Mrs. Henry Ingram, of Battle Creek, Mich., was said to have gone without food for 150 days and was still reported as fasting. She was looking well, but had lost 100 lbs in weight. As the head of the Vanderbilt family Cornelius Vanderbilt con trols 27,000 miles of railroad, capi talized at over $300,000,000. He holds the welfare of thousands in his bauds. ETIQUETTE IN WHIST. The following eight rules which were adopted by the third annual congress of the Amalgamated Fe male Whist players of America, are formulated to prevent the learn er from unintentionally making the game dull and uninteresting. They should be carefully memorized by the beginner: 1. Conversation during the play is limited strictly to the weather, fashion, society, the drama, music, art, sports, the new woman, the last few tricks and everything else that may tend to break the tiring monotony habitual to new players The success of the game depends on this. 2. Each player should at once throw out hints as to the quality of her hand, her satisfaction or dissatisfaction with it, and her ap proval or disapproval of each play. This will make you a popular part ner with the men. 3. A player should never wait to lead until the preceding trick is turned and quitted. Delays of this are always unnecessary and make the game slow. 4. Never fail, as the second trick is turned, to inquire what is trump. Repeat the inquiry at short intervals throughout the hand This is the easiest way to fix it in dellibly in your memory. 5. Frequently a card should be played in such a manner as to call particular attention to it. If you think your partner is not aware of it, touch your card and say, “Now remember I played that !” He might have finished the game with the impression that it played itself. 6. When you have played the highest in suit, and it is your part ner’s turn to play, never fail to re mind him that it is your trick. He might think it belonged to your uncle in Nebraska. 7. When you are accused of re voking stoutly deny it. If it is proved against you, you can explain at length just how you came to do it. If you discover your own revoke never fail to revoke a second time. In this way the second error will escape notice a little longer. This wili make all the men glad they are in the game, and admire you. 8. If you are a bystander, walk around the table and look over the hands of the players. Do not for get to call frequent attention to the game during the play at each hand This will prevent your husband’s friend from being neglected.—Ex. George W. Pettit of New York, and Colonel • William Forsyth of Fresno have commenced the con struction of a three-story mill for seeding raisins in that city. The plant will cost SIO,OOO, and it will seed two carloads a day. The only other mill of the kind in this coun try is in New York and belongs to Mr. Pettit. The seeded .product product sells for three times the price of the unseed. It is believed that the the raisin business will be improved by this enterprise, which will probably be eixtended next season. The cost of seeding and packing raisin sis cents a pound. It is the labor that is the most expensive item on a farm. It is much cheaper to have a good man at high wages, who can handle the maximum number of cows, than to have a cheap man who can do only half as much work. A good farm hand who understands his business saves time aud labor. To believe ft French writer there are no fewer than four thousand* women caught every year in steal ing during their shopping expedi tions, a habit euphoniously styled kleptomania. The number of titled ladies seized vith this strnnge mal ady while examining the fashions of Paris, he tells us is incredible. Among the most recent culprits were a Russian duchess, a French countess, an English duchess and the daughter of a reigning sover eign. As a rule, these distinguish ed offenders are let off on the p »y --inent of a £ound sum for the relief of the poor. When the shoplifter is known to be rich, the sum ex acted rises to as much as ten thou sand francs. The police consent to this sort of condonation. George Gould has won his suit to prevent the collection of an in heritance tax on $5,000,000 be queathed to him by his father. H» contended that the bequest was in payment for services rendered by him to his father, and the court snstained his contention. His ser vices must be valuable. He cer tainly did not give over ten years of them to his father, and the court therefore must consider that his labor is worth $500,000 a year, or $41,667 a month, or $1,602 a working day. There never lived a man whose services were worth such a sum, and a judicial decision to that effect is an absurdity.— A. J. W. in Fresno Republican, Some people think it takes brains to make money; but money breeds; Uncle Russell Sage has an income of about 20 cents per second, which is sl2 per minute, and as the clock ticks an hour, $720. Every morn ing he has an additional credit for the 24 hours his dollars have been working of $17,820, and every birth day, recording 365 days, there may be added to his accumulations the sum of $6,307,200, If a man could count 30,000 a day, it would take him to count the above income in exact tigures, 5 years, 5 days and 24 minutes. A western inventor recently pat ented a scheme by which, he claims he can artificially cool a whole community at little expense At certain intervals he would erect skeletoii towers, like windmill tow ers, each having an electric trolley wire running from bottom to top. The wire transports peculiarly made bombs to a chute at the top, wh'ere they are exploded by elec tricity. The bombs contain lique fied oarbonic acid gas, which, when liberated by the explosive, will instantly evaporate and severely [chill the surrounding atmosphere. Every person who has “taken np” land under the homestead laws or other laws should perfect the title to that land just as soon as possible. No delays, because the law may permit it, should be tho’t of. Land in this valley is becoming valuable, and it will not be long until we will have land sharks among us, who will not scruple at “Jumping” people’s homes if there is a “ghost of a show.” Therefore, our advice is perfect your titles as early as possible.—Graham Guar dian. From Maine to Missouri come startling reports of the ravages of the army worm. Intense heat prevails throughout ! England, France and Germany. INO. 44.