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SILVER . Taken in Exchange for Fresh, Staple and Fany Groceries A.t popular Free Silver Prices. o B. M. JOHNSON & BROS Keep a full supply of Fresh Groceries constantly on hand which they are selling at small margins. Goods delivered tree. See our new line of Furnishing Goods which lias just arrived. B. M. JOHNSON & BROS jyt ANCIL MARTIN, Eye and Ear, Phoenix, A ;i . \ 4 * * • • • i . WKBBTBR STRBB T. C. M. FRAZIK STREET & FRAZIER, LAW YERS, Rooms 7 and 8, Flern- U\ ck, Phoenix, Arizona. I 4 DR. M. W. BRACK. j Physician and Surgeon. Office and teaidenco at the late residence of J. L. Patterson, Mesa, A. T Diseases of women and Obstetrics a Specialty. J-JR J. W. BAILEY, * —DBA.I‘ N Vrugs,[Medicines. Chemicals, FANCY AnD TOILET ARTICLES pangea, Crashes, Perfumery ,l Ite MESA ARIZONA Q J. WILLIAMS, Eclectic Physician and Surgeon WILL ATTEND ALL CALLS PROMPTLY diseases of women a specialty. Jgy Office: One door North of Bee- Hi ve Store Mesa, - - Arizona • . - ■ - - - - 0 \ K DRANE. Physician and Surgeon. Office: One door west of the Pomeroy Block. Calls attended at all times. //. C. LONG MO RE, Physician & Surgeon Office at residence, 2 miles west of Mesa. W- *. MORTON. A. P.SHEWMAN. MOtTON k SHEWMAH Attorneys-at-Law. Mesa City, - Arizona. Will practice in atlthe Courteof theTorritorj overnment land business a specialty. Col actions promptly made. City Attorneys} otary Public in office. epositioas taken and pension* applied for. K jar Ot'FKW- Arlington Block. AhwaCity Mesa Free Press. THE ALHAMBRA Mrs. E. I. Long, Prop. Nicely furnished rooms by the day, week or month. Rates Reasonable. i W. A. BURTON, CONTRACTOR -and- BUILDER. Eatimaces Furnished on Short Notice.' MESA, 4 - - Ariz J H. BARNETT, Dealer in Medicines, Chemicals, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc.; Per f umery, Fancy goods, Stationery, Toilet Articles and Tobacco. Mesa. Arizona. WM. PA SS E)f, UNDERTAKER. Undertaker’s ‘supplies. Imp’ted coffins and caskets always on hand Coffins made to order on short notice. Furniture repaired and job work done at live and let live prices. WM PASSEY, Next oor to Mesa City Bank MESA CITY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1896. A DROP OF WATER. The water which is now in the ocean and in the river has been many times in the sky. The his tory of a single drop taken out of a glass of water is really a roman tic one. No traveler has ever accompUshed such distances in his life. That particle may have re flected the palm trees of coral is lands, and has caught the sun ray in the arch that spans a cloud clearing away from the valleys of Cumberland or California. It may have been carried by the Gulf Stream from the shores of Florida and Cuba, to he turned into a crys tal of ice beside the precipices of Spitzbergen. It may have hover ed over the streets of London, and have formed a part of the murky fog, and have glistened on the young grass blade of April in Irish fields. Ic has been lifted up to heaven and sailed in great wool pack clouds across the sky. form ing part of a cloud mountain echo ing with thunder. It has dropped as fleecy veil many miles above the earth at the cf&se of long seasons of still weather. It has dropped as fleecy snow on the high Sierras, has washed gold in Nevada Co , furnished electricity at Sacramento, glistened in the sunlight of San Francisco bay, raced through the Golden Gate, hissed in spray on the Farallones, or swept over the bow of a vessel rounding Gape Horn. It has descended many times over in showers to refresh the earth, and has sparkled and bubbled in mossy fountains in ev ery country in Europe. And it has returned to its native skies having accomplished its purpose, to be stored once again with elec tricity to give it new life-producing qualities and equip it as heaven’s messenger to earth once more. One often hears of people dying from over-exertion. Continuous work rationally performed rarely causes death. It is the pace that kills. Laboring at high pressure for a short time, no matter how long a vacation may follow, is un natural, and unless the person at tempting it is in the first flush of manhood he never recovers what he has lost in his attempt to crowd a day’s work into a comparatively few hours. “Wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast,” is as practical an adage as when Shake speare wrote it, in times when there was net so much hurry in life as there is ac present. More can be accomplished in the end by quiet, persistent endeavor than by occasional spurts at lightning speed. Earnest efforts are being made to induce Governor Franklin to commute the sentence of death imposed on Oscar Rogers, now, confined in the Pinal county jail for train robbery. He has been an exemplary prisoner; this was his first offense; human life was not taken or attempted in the com mission of the crime, and a life sentence, it is generally believtd, would fully meet the demands of justice. The Tribune voices the sentiments of the entire commu nity in asking for the commuta tion.—Florence Tribune. Mabel—Aand so ho had the as surance to demand that you marry him. What did you say 1 Ethel—l told him the supply was not equal to the demand. Arizona has been much derided by eastern newspapers on account of its alleged sweltering heat, and they have frequently grown face tious at our expense. The story of the soldier vhose terrestrial quarters when in the flesh were in Fort Yuma and who upon passing in his ehecks were relegated to hell and sent back for his blankets, fearing that he might freeze to death in the nether world, Ims done service for many years and become a hoary chejtnut, and since the recent torrid wave throughout the eastern states, it has ceased to excite the risibilities of the veriest t> r o. In everyoue of the cities east of the Mississippi the excessive heat of the past two weeks has been very destructive of human life. In New York City aLne more than 500 persons died from the effects of heat in three days. Contrasted with the atmos pheric conditions prevailing in Arizona during the summer season every one of the out rn slates as tar north as Michigan makes a very unfavorable showing for salubrity. In Arizona the air is so dry and evaporation rapid that ex treme temperatures cause but very little discomfort, and prostrations are almost wholly unknown. A physician who has traveled all over the world to investigate the effects of beat upon the human body in health and disease, gave it as his experience that the climate of Arizona was superior to any other section of North America.— Silver Beit. At the Congress mine the shaft is now down 1800 feet and 350 men are employed under ground. In addition to a cyanide plant with a capacity of 100 tons, there is a 40-statnp mill w’hieli runs night and day and forty more stamps are to be added. About four ,miles of tunnels , shafts and stopes have been run, Besides the 1800-foot shaft, two others have been sunk to depths of 700 and 1100 feet re spectively. Cross cutting to the second vein has been commenced. The present output of the mine is SBO,OOO per month. Every report from Clifton is to the effect that the companies there are turning out more copper than ever before. Both the Arizona company, at Clifton, and the De troit company, at Morenci, have added new machinery during the present year which enables them to reduce their ore at less expense than formerly. The mines are all showing great quantities of ore and of increased richness. It is the opinion of all who are acquainted with the great copper mines of the Clifton district that there will be no scarcity of ore there during the next twenty-five years, and prob ably not for fifty years.—Solomon ville Bulletin. The increased number of South ern Arizona visitors to the north ern summer resorts of the territory is an indication that the people within oar own borders are begin ning to appreciate the advantages of a vacation in the most interest ing part of the continent, from a scenic standpoint, and in a peerless climate. There has been a host of visitors at Flagstaff this season, and the summer patronage will in crease as the merit of the attrac tions in the vicinity becomes bet ter known.—Williams News. THE LOOAL NEWSPAPER. The importance of supporting the local newspaper is not felt as keenly as it should be by the dwell ers in tne smaller cities and towns, ihe N ewspaperman, a paper de v oted to the profession of letter 8 , believes that the newspaper is in realty as important a factor in 10~ cal prosperity as the church, Its influence is brought to bear for the benefit of its locality in many ways that the church does not compass. The intelligence and relative position of one towu as compared with others is to be accutately gauged by the quality of its news - paper and the amount of confidence they inspire. The newspaper of a town usually present good evidence of the moral standing which gov erns it; for the newspaper which gives its constituency what that constituency demands is of the only kind which has stability. A town which can show a well supported newspaper, means one whose people are quick-witted, of keen, active interest in what con cerns them and their neighbors, while one in which a newspaper drags out wearily generally argues itself tin. abode of people with sluggish livers or torpid tempera ments, to whom the world presents little interest beyond the limited range of experience immediately bounded by their own senses. The excuse which is sometimes offered that the local paper is not of sufficient interest to warrant the expenditure of the small price of ts subscription, should avail these short-sighted moles nothing. Such people should be told to patronize the home industry and foster its growth into a more pretentious affair by their encouragement. A newspaper man is not slow to re spond to encouragement; in ninety nine cases out of a hundred their hearts are in their work and they need but the sign of a disposition towards it to call forth their best efforts. The newspaper’s status m town is an index to moet of those quli ties by which one judges of its de sirability as a place of residence and its commercial prosperity. It is the positive duty of every man to help make his town known, increase its prestige and add to its reputation of being a lire, wide awake place, by subscribing to the local newspaper. The Cosmopolitan for August is a 6ne number. Under the head of the Progress of Science there is an instructiye, illustrated paper on the St. Louis Tornado on May 27 It shows that the weather bureau on that morning foretold severe local storms and advised the an nouncement of “dangerous condi tions" by special telegrams Ex amples of Recent Art and the World ot Art and letters are of interest to all who care to be up to-date in these particulars- Only 10 cents a number or SI.OO per year. Frank Ives, the billiardist, claims to have the power in his right arm to drive a billiard ball with the cue harder than any other living man. With one blow he can drive the ball around the table until it l has struck eleven cushions. Fitz simmons can barely touch nine cushions, while Corbett can touch one less. Ives thinks that his pe culiar ability is due to some unus- I ual construction of his ariu. An Oklahoma editor made the following announcement in the columns of his paper: ‘ Yesterday we were married. It will be re membered that both our former w : ves eloped with the foreman of our offic e To avoid any further inconvenieuce of this kind we have this time married a lady who is herself a compositor and she will set type while we hustle for the ducks who are keeping their goods on the shelf because they do not advertise,” The San Di**go World says “ The people of San Diego are ever sleepless and tireless. They pro pose to see the railroad to Yuma built as soon as possible. They regret the many delays of the pa.-t, but now propose to have no more of them. Their determination now is tixed. The decision to do a certain work is half the work done. And with the people of Sau biego determined to see the direct-east line of railroad to Yuma built, we expect to see it built before long. God speed the day. ’ THE AGE OF IOYE. Women marry later in life than they used; maidens who h ive passed their thirtieth year may ' now claim that they represent the most perfect and advanced typ»* of maidenhood, and look down upon girls who marry before twentyiive as very much more akin to savages, for it is a well-known fact that the age of marriage advances wit!i civilization. Every where the more mature woman is to the foiv. The young and inexperienced bud has ceased to be the reigning queen of the hour. She has been forced fct» yield her place to the maturer woman, the woman of cultivate mind and manners, of broader ex perience and wider knowledge. The tastes of men in this regard seem to have undergone a complete revolution, and instead of fluttering about the inexperienced girl, talk ing pretty nothings, they are matching their experiences, broad ening their horizon, sharpening their wits in clever conversation with some brilliant and beautiful woman. And as the literature always reflects the times, the girl of sixteen as adored by Shake speare, Byron, Moliere, Voltaire and Scott, is no more to be found. Formerly, the woman between thirty and forty years of age was lost for passion, for romance, for the drama; now she rules alone. Madame Emile de Girardin, in de fending Balzac, says: ‘Ts it Bal zac’s fault that the age of thirty today is the age of love ? Balzac is compelled to depict passion where he finds it. Australia has found it impos sible to abate the rabbit plague. In'fcew South Wales alone, 7,000,- 000, acres of land have been aban doned—£l,ooo,ooo has been spent —and the only plan that has any good effect is wire netting, and ot this 15,000 miles have been used, William J. Banning of Boone [a., has patented a contrivance by which he says the current of streams can be utilized without damming. He uses a series of undershot wheels and develops the full force of the str' atu, which power he can turn into*elf*ctrical power. Many a boy has turned <nit ’»;id» because his father boro down too hard on the grindstone. .s« . -;7.