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HARDWARE 0 Pipe, Pips aid Flip —AT— Bed Rock: Prices. We have just received a consignment of Buggies JRoad Wagons and two seated rigs, which we would lik< to have you see before you buy. Pumps of all sizes on hand. Get our prices. ABEL St WILBUR. W- 0. ts ORTON'. A. P.PHKWMAN. j MORTON k SBEWMAN Attorneys-at-Law. if eh a City, - Arizona. Wii yrsatie* i*i *ll thv Court* of ili>;Territory • ▼<•ruiue.it laid Ims i ness a a|M>eialt-y. Col ctien* promptly mule. City Attorney*! •tary Public in otflje. t position* taken and euaiona applied (or. Otrice—Arltiiifton Block City t Q J. WILLIAMS, Eclectic Physician ana' Surgeon ■ • |fILL ATTEND ALL CALI.S PROMPTLY grCUrenio dieeaaee of women a epecialty. JCT Office : One door Norik of Bee- Hive Stare Mesa, - - Arizona J. B DRANE. Physician and Surgeon. Office: One door west of the Pomeroy Block. Calls attended a all ti.ua*. Dr. M. W. BRACK. Physician and Surgeon. Office and tesidanca sfc the late residence of J. L. Patterson, Mesa, A. T Diseases of woman and Obstetrics Specialty. VI B 3 TKft STREET. C. M. FRAZIB STREET A FRAZIER. LAW fgYERS, Rooms 7 and 8, Flem- B1 ck, Phoenix, Arizona. JJR ANCIL MARTIN, Eye and Eir, Pheciix, v j JJR J. VT. BAILEY, DBA* 1 a— -9 rugs,\Medich.es. Chemicals . FANCY AIID TOILET ARTICLES teases, Brush**. Perfumery, Kte ARI/. )NA For Fresh Groceries Fruit, Tobacco, Cigars and Confectionery go to Fresh Bread every Day. W. B. LANC'S, Passey Block Mesa Free press. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Estate of Florence K A .»tin, deceased. Notice is hereby j»lven by the undersigned AiimibDtratnx of the Estate of Florence R Auetiii, deceased, to the creditors of and all persons h »ving claita* ngtin* 'ho said deceased to exhibit then, w.th the necessary vouchers, within four mmthi after the first publication of this notice to the said Administratrix, at the law cfßce of Street A Frazier, in the Fleming building, Phoenix, Arizona, the same being the place for the transaction of the business of said estate in said County of Maricopa. CLIVE P. DAWLEY, Administratrix of the Estate of Florence R Austin, Deceased Dated at Phoenix, Arix this 23rd day of November. 1896. PROBATE NOTICE. iw/ In the Probate Court of the County of Mari copa, Territory nf Arizona lo the Matter of the Estate of Charles I. Rob son, deceased. Notice of Hale of Real Estat at Private Sale. Notice is hereby given, that in pursuance of at. order of the Probate Court in and for the County of Maricopa, Territory of .-.rizona.made on 10th day of November, 1306, in the matter of the Estate of Charles I Robson, deceased, the undersigned, the executors of the last will and testameut of Charles I Robson, deceased, will sell at private tale, to the highest bidder, sub ject to confirmation by said Probate Court, on Monday, the 28th day of December, 1890, at 10 o’clock am, at the store room of Ueotge i'assey in the City of Mesa, in the said County of Mari copa, Territory of Arizona, the following des cribed real property, to wit The nJ of lots 8 and 4 in block 81, and 22x153 feet of lot 7 block 12, and one-half interest in 6xlo of SJ o. lot 7 iu block 12, all in Mesa City, llarioopa County, Territory of Arizona. Also 80 acres off of the NWJ of Section 27, Tp 1 k, R 5 East la Maricopa County, Territory of Arizona: Terms of sale Said sale shall be fer cash in hand, and said property will be offered in whole or in parte or parcels to suit the sonve denoe of the purchasers or bidders, and considersd to be to the best interests of said estate, aud said sale shall be continued from day to day until the whole of eaiu property is sold. Dated Mesa City, Aiizona, December 18,1896. H C ROGERS. GEORGE PA3SSY, ELIJAH POMEROY, Executors of the last will and testamea t of Charles I Robson, Deoeased.- W. v. BURTON, | CONTRACTOR -and- BUILDER. Estimates Furnished on Short Notice. MESA, - Ariz 1 . vvvvwiKnfvwiAnAfVV u'vvvvv CITY SHAVING PARLOR V. V. Wright, Prop- aving, Haircuttln Shampooing ■lag ag. MESA CITY, ARIZONA, FLU DAY. DECEMBER 25, IS9B THE VENEZUELAN QUES TION. The government and citizens of the Repnblio of Venezuela have a right to feel a little disappointed, now that they have waited all these months so expectantly, not to know the conclusions of the American commission, For thirty-five or forty years the Venezuelans hid been trying in vain to obtain fair treatment at the hands of England, and they may well be pardoned for having felt a great satisfaction in the appointment of the American commission. Nevertheless, the Venezuelans have no-a the pros pect of an early an substantially equitable settlement of the whole question, on a plan which will be final and which will remove all chance of war. Everybody, there fore. has good reason to be satis fied. Out of the controversy which was thought by many people on both sides of the ocean to endanger the gjod relations between England and the United States, there has come a better understanding than ever existed before, and a great enhancement of mutual respeet. Americans know better than they did before that English public opin ien desires just dealing, and that the real English feeling toward America is one of great friendli ness and good will. Englishmen, on the other hand, understand bet ter than they did before that pub lic opinion in the United States must be reckoned with, and that America has the courage of its convictions. There is reason to believe that the happy settlement of the Venezuelan controversy is to be speedily followed by a gener al arbitration treaty between Eng land and the United States, which will stand as a great testimony to determination of both these nations that no future page of history shall be stained with the record of so monstrous a mine against civili zation as a war between the two halves of the English speaking peo ples. Such progress iu the path of international righteousness is— when also coupled with the testi mony to uational character, sanity and stability furnished by the pres idential election—news enough for oue month, certainly. lhe two events, viewed together, may well give heart and courage to those who believe that it is worth while to keep or. fighting the great bat tles of civilization.—Review of Reviews. A prohibitionist clergyman in New Jersey has invented a novel scheme for overcoming the demon rum, which he declares will work like a charm, although it is more than doubtful if it will meet with the general approbation of the tax payers of that state. He proposes that every saloon keeper shall re ceive a pension of $4,000 from the state, on the understanding that he will sell no more liquor Natnral ly are enthusiastic over the plan and the only difficulty would be to figure out how many saloonkeepers there weuld be in New Jersey aftcru such a law was passed. Probably it would turn out that 99£ pe cent of the population would lay claim to the pension. The heavy falling off in the out put of gold in Australia, and the failure to increase the output in Africa this year, is doing much to cause the lively increased interest British investors are taking in the mines of the United Stntes, A. C. Campbell, of the Pecos Valley Irrigation and Improve ment company, is here as a dele gate to the irrigation congress, this being his first visit to the Salt Riv er valley. Tie says this is a simi lar valley to theirs, although they have one big reservoir that covers 80 acres of excellent irrigaMu lands. The past year the people of Pecos valley have tried a new industry, that of growing the sugar beet, and Mr. Campbell carries with him sr niples of No, A 1 granulated sugar, 99.6 per cent fine, being equal to the best in aly land Th s year 4,000 acres were plant*d to sugar beets from which were h ar vesied 150,000 tons or fifteen tons to till icr Ca ire h*S been a re finery erected wi'.h a supposed ca pacity of 225 tons a day, but the Pecos valley beets prove to be so rich iu saccharine, that the capaci ty i much reduced. As high ns .18 per cent, some few reaching 22 per cent, has beffn obtained, shoe ing that valley peculiarly adapted to beet culture. The Salt River valley is just as favorably situated with vastly more acreage and it would be a good idea for our far mers to make a trial at beet cul ture. Mr. Campbell says one man this year realized SIOO per acre from his beet crop.—Gazette. Philadelphia’s gram and petro leum shipments are steadily in reasing. Since January Ist over 4,000,000 bushels more of wheat and corn have been shipped abroad from the port than in the corres ponding peiiod of 1895. So great is the demand for tonnage that, despite a sharp increase in freight rates, vessels are being chartered for two or three voyages ahead’ The exports of petroleum from the city of Philadelphia since the first of the year have reached the enor mous total of 284,757,510 gallons and twenty vessels, whose aggre gate oipacity is over 20,000,000 gallons, are now under charter to load this product. In the year 1636, less than 16 years after the landing of the Pil grims at Plymouth, the general court of the colony of Massachu setts Bay voted to give the sum of “400 pounds towards a school or college,” one-half to be paid the following year, and the remainder when the work was done. Prelimi nary steps toward the establish ment of a college at Newtown (af terwards Cambridge) were taken the following year. In 1688 John Harvard, a non-conforming cler gyman of England, who had been in the colony about a year, left at his death half of his whole prop erty and his entire library (about 200 vhlumes) to the institution. It is stated in the Indian papers that the entire harem of the late Shah has been dismissed, and that the palaces are almost empty of female occupants. The ladies have been enjoined to avoid contracting marriages with any civil or mili tary officials, but, they are free in their choice among the hordes of moluhs or priests and merchants, * If popular lelief is well founded the nihilists are going to unneces sary trouble in attempting to blow up the Czar. It is generally un derstood that his wife attends to that matter whenever things are nor ordered to suit her, NEW SMALL COINS. - ■■ Within the next few months the | material used in making several of our smaller coius may be c an ;ed Congress recently directed the secretary cf the treasury to make experiments with several new met als with a view to changing those 1 now in use. These experiments are now about completed, and the result of them will be presented to the next congress. Os all the countless possible al loys to be obtained Fora copper, tin, nickle and aluminum, in dij, ferent combinations, perhaps fif teen or twenty may be found fair ly satisf ictory It is possible that one or two of these may advan tageously be brought into use for general coinage. Aluminum, which Ims never yet found a place in the currency of any nation, is to be worked up in to trial coins. It is a>so to be given a chance in new alloys Aluminum is a metal of which buv little has but little has been known until recently, and it has been found useful in so many ways that a sort of popular idea prevails that it would be good for coins. Chief among its advantages would be its very light weight. Cents made of it could readily distinguished from coins of the same size by this re markable lightness alone. The experiments at the mint will include different combihatiens of nickle, copper and zinc, forming the alloys known under the head of German silver; copper and tin, which produce bronze; aluminum and copper, which make aluminum bronze.—Mining and Scientific Press. W. A; Fox of Argentine, died recently at the Santa Fe railway hospital at Topeka, directly from the effects of his foot “going to sleep” on last election d ly. Abso lutely no possible explanation can be given by the surgeons and the physicians in charge of it. Nothing in medical science throws any light upon it. It is the first and only instance of the kind known to the profession, and has caused a sen sation among its members. Fox who was 46 years of age, had been an engineer on the Santa Fe rail way for several years, running out of Argentine. Chinese advices state that the Chinese government has issued in structions to its viceroys and gov ernors throughout the empire to establish sohoois for teaching the English language and western sciences in all the principal cities. The reason assigned is that China desires to keep on terms of equality and in touch with ttyb great powers of the earsh. This move ment is the result of Li Hung Chang’s recent tour of the world. ► * THE TREASURE TERRITORY Speaking of Arizona’s raining possibilities the Milling Journal, published in London, says; Owing principally to its sup posed remoteness, the great mineral resources of this territory have not as yet received that attention from outside capital which they fully justify. In consequancao f Arizona hav ing been in the past comparatively overlooked, desirable properties of considerable merit can be obtained at moderate prices and on reason able terms, In a number of C'ses at leant, the necessary water supp’y can be f brained by the judicious expend! - tnre of a moderate amount of capi tal in the construction of pumping plants, or dam and storage reser voirs, pipe lines, etc., or the sink i ing of artesian wells, which enter prise the richness of the mineral deposits fully justify. In other cases, the mining prop erties are of such extent and value as to justify the construction of private branch railroads ti con nect the lines of railroads, thereby reducing the cost oi fuel supplies, ore freights, etc., as has been done in the case of the Arizona k New Mexico railroad, built and owned by the Arizona Copper Company in Graham County, The latitude and climate of Ari zona give winters with the mini mum of snow, absolute freedom from avalanche, or any conditions whatever to preveut continuous mining and shipping the year round. The remoteness is more fancied, than real, as practically any mine in Arizona can be reached in four-: teen days from London, and fro-, portionately less time from New York and other eastern centers, The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad and its continuation, the Atlant.c <k Pacific railroad, is the favorite route from Chicago, and the east to southern and mid dle California not only for “globe trotters” and ordinary European tourists, but for the large numbers of weal thy eastern people who spend their holidays, and more par ticularly the winters, in Southern California, which is for America ' what the Riviera, Nice, and Cannes are for the wealthier classes of Europe. This route, therefor, has quick hrou gh trains, with the i finest Pullman service, and speak- A ing from pojsonal experience, thsfl best managed eating stations m tWMj United States, The or.e great need of Arizona today is capital in the hands of practical and enterprising men; and as its vast mineral wealth and min ing possibilities become more fully realized and appreciated, increased attention on the part of practical mining men and capitalists will certainly be directed to them. With the judicious expenditure of capital, the annual output of Ari-< zona in gold, silver copper and lead is capable of infinite expansion—to say nothing of the known deposits of iron, magnesia, coal and other minerals, whioh will eventually be developed and utilized. In conclnsion, probably no state or territory in Amerioa is better worth the personal investigation of practical men with capital than Arizona. The Miner editor will never bet Jon an election again, at Vast when he will have to expend anv bodily energy in payment of the bet. Two weeks ago he wheeled O. O. Cash man a block through sand, huh deep, in paymmit of an election bet. The unusual sight of a re publican in a wheelbarrow sH nearly all the dogs in town to fight ing and caused a team attached to a dray to take to the hills. The ordeal was far more impressive to us than when we sat for three hours in a cold ante room awaiting the administration of the last eud rites in the oriental degree of th* |K- P —Mohave Co. Miner, iso 9.