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AITS —- Still Coming! —°— Dry Goods, Gross Goods, Goats Furnishing Goods Hats, Boots and Shoes, Choice Groceries. And ail at Bed Rock prices, Foil particular by calling a} TOE FARMERS EXCHANGE . „ r ...■■ - 4 / ■ .-7^ —^ . ' - 4 - . : ISA BAKERY k CONFECTIONERY —AND —- Rlue Front Restaurant fvl&aie ATI Hours bp mm% B, BLUOTT, jyj^nagar. FOR Choice Meats Out, GO TO THE Central Meat Market Gray's Old St^n4- “— Q-r—~ Chickens dressed to order, WjJJ &W bapdlp fresh Fish and Oysters. •Terms Silver preferred. p, h klhjnman BROS Gepera 1 Hardware A|sp Builders 1 Hardware, Tinware, and Granite Ware. Genuine Qlidden Wire &nd Mails at peß lb. Agents fpr Oantpp Clipper Blows apd MitcheJ V/agons. ; . ‘ Miners’ Supplies complete. Paipts and Oils. guiis§ker & Staplej Mesa Free Press. MESA CITY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY. AUGUST 13, 1897. MESA EPEE PRESS w. ». Morton. A.r.#MSxrMA*. MORTON (k SHEWMAN Pubii«tx*r*. Adyeßisiog rates made inown on ap plication. Fridar, August 13, 1897. Premier of Spain, was assassinated a few days ago by * Neapolitan anarchist. • * That immense canal in Yuma county to be constructed with cou vict labor, will reclaim fully one hun dred atid fifty thousand acre# of mag nificent land. Tvs and a-half miles of the track of the iL <fc P between Tetupe and Kyrene were washed out Wednesday night. Jt is also said that there W washouts oh the 8-mthern Pacific. The Vidette of Nogales, under the management of Prank Xing, has be come one of the neatest papers in tbe territory, Besides that it is brimful of news and spicy editorials. ijp one-half the ipen who are push ing to Klondyke tfere to come to Arizona with pick and shovel and burro, this territory would come to the fropt as one of the richest gold countries in the world. Pbof. C. O. Anderson, of the Hol brook Argus, seems to tfie manor born. Re has made the Argus one of the best papers iu tfie territory and we hope he If reaping a handsome harvest of ducats from it Oujj new Governor is starting out with public business in a most careful but expeditious manner that augurs wall for the public good. Economy gnd a faithful, honest administration of the public affairs are to be tbe characteristic tenets of the adminis tration. Tmb Territorial Board of lion ib going about its business in a business way and from its actions it it judged that the Board intends to protect the interests of all concerned 1 •o far as it can, and especially the in terests o)t the taxpaying public of the Territory. Herald. “On to J£londyke" is a watchword which inspires more enthusiasm than the famous cry of the French soldier.?, "On to BQSpow*' during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. A large number of the gold hunters, boo, will meet equal suffering, and the skeletons of many a hardy miner will bleach beneath the snows of Alaska. A NEW BRAND. Last night about 8.30 o’clock a mys terious light was noticed in th® heav ens and, while we do not wish to start another flying machine theory or di rect as much attention to the myste rious courser of the upper regions as startled the natives not long since, yet it aroused a curious interest and coming in the line of ne.vs wilt record the mystery as viewed in Tombstone* When first seen at about 9 o’clock the light was almost directly overhead and moving in a westerly direction The distance from the ground could not be estimuted, but it was epparentr ly at a very high altitude and moving at the rate of a fast passenger train. The light was very bright, of a yel lowish cast, and at intervals alternat ed with a bright red —Prospector, Aug. 7- What was the brand i "9 y— 1 - ■ ■ ■ As soon as the contract between the territory and the State of Arizona Improvement Company is amended so as to better preserve the interests of the territory, Governor AfoOord will order the prisoners in the territorial prison turned over to the aha*® com pany. They will be at quae put to work constructing an immense canal from near Castle Dome to the Mexi can line, a distance of about 50 miles TROUBLES OF KLONDYKE. Already notes of discontent come from far away Alaska, Many of the miners have found on a near approach to tue gold fields tbac there are even there many uncertainties in becoming suddenly loaded with nuggets, and they have also found that eyeu the search for the precious metals will entail almost untold hardship and suffering, "sis said that very many Os the miners camped at Dyea ate of fering to soil their outfit for almost nothing to enable them to get home • ! A recent letter from the Klondyke fegion thus details a few of the perils 0f getting there ; “The trip in here is one in which a man virtually carries his life in the palm of his hand. From the start at Pye* difficulties meet one on every side, in the climb over the stormy and snowy summit the Chilkoot range and down over the Crater lake which neper thaws, you are forced to battle with blinding snowstorms, in which are icy particles that cat like glass, filling the trail so that you are in danger of losing your way, and are compelled to break a new trail for mileg-’r-a terrible* undertaking when one is pulling a heavily loaded sled* “As there are times when you can not haul but 100 pounds many jour neys iu the sttme trail are necessary. You rannot stop except for a few minutes at a time. No matter how loudly nature calls for a respite you must push op, for so low is the ther mometer that a rest of any length means a stiffening of the limbs, in tense suffering, lethargy and death. Two young men, iu company with : Jimmy Jackson, ai> Indian, were lost 1 here last season. The Indian barely pulled through. Tbe two others lie ! lie somewhere under the eternal snow, 1 never to be found until some great ( revolution pf nature takes place or 1 until the coming of the last great day of resurrection. "After msking the mountain trip 1 comes the long and wearisome jour- 1 ney over the lake and down the Lewes and Yukon rivers, a distance of about 1,000 miles. The run on the river is fraught with danger from beginning to end. There are niapy miles of rapid running water, tilled with jagged rocks and sunken boulders, must be traversed then an awful, awein spiring canyon to shoot. The canyon is three-quarters of a mile long, and through it the waters of Lewes and five lakes force their way The three quarters of a mile is made in two minutes and four second Then you go on to the White Horse rapid, a passage of two miles, which is literally one mass of rooky, broken bottom, artuind which the water whirls and eddies until the entire surface is lashed into white foam, At the end of these rapids you plunge oyer a perpendicular fall of six feet, and then for thirty miles you have a smooth, rapid current. The next important place of danger is Five fingers, 200 m»lt*B below. H°re five perpendicular columns of basalt rise and extend across the entire stream, which at this point has narrowed to three-eighths of a mile. The rivur here seems to have gone crazy—channels are everywhere and whirlpools that | spin and roar until they can be heard • for mi'es. There is but o»e passage | through which a boat can shoot, and it is only 30 feet wide. Ibe others are filled with sharp and dangerous rocks, and little would be left of man, < boat or cargo should any one of them be taken. Yqu must pio’t the right one at once and row hard for it—to be swept onto one of the false places would require more than human pow er to extricate you. There is a drop here similar to the White Horse, but the run is short and, if you (survive, you are soon through it, Seventeen men were drowned and three frozen last season between the Summit and Five Fingers. I have heard of only tl i* *e this season. One ourse qf this country that can not be exaggerated is that of the mot* quitoes. No pen can exaggerate their number or their vioiousnass. Day and night they fill thq air, aud [ their hum in the evening is like a breeze sighing through the pines. Circle City is somewhat free of them,as it has been cleared and -partially draft! ed, but the mines and the trails to them are frightful. There are many who turn back from prospecting on account of these pests and gone out of the country.’ ' FROM A MESA BOY. Lokafoma, Miss., July 19, 1897. Editore Free Preu ; Dear Sirs — l beg a place in your pleasing little paper for a few lines from this part of the Southern Mis sion, thinking, perhaps, they might be of interest to the reader. In the latter part of March last Geo A. Macdonald, L. R. Lewis, L. Dana, Ellis Johnson, M. C. Phelps, Joseph Broad bent, D. 0. B vbbitt and myself bade farewell to our dear jn the West and took leave for a mis sion to this part of God's vineyard. We put iu appearance at head quarters, Chattanooga, Tenn., on the 19th of April, aud after a two days’ spiritual feast with eur beloved President, E. S. Kimball and aides, we were unsigned to our various fields of labor. I). C. Babbitt and Ellis Johnson were assigned to Louisiana, L Dana and L R. Lewis to Florida, M. 0. Phelps to Alabama, Joseph Broad bent to North Carolina, and George Macdonald and myself joined the brave little oand in Mississippi, where found F. T. Pomeroy, one of Ari zona's brightest stars, in iuad. He does not say to his men, do tbis or that, but follow me, and through his great zeal, power and intelligence and the united love of his brethren has this conference taken the lead of the southern states mission. I have traveled with two different elders, Geo. Coombs in Neshoba Co,, and L«o C. Woolley, and am at pre sent laboring in Winston County. We are meeting with a great deal of success, and I can say for this people that they are the most hospitable class 1 ever met, and the majority are rying to live in that m inner which will enable them to resist the tempta tion and escape the fiery darts of destruction Through the humble workings of the elders this prejudice feeling is giving place to a fraternal friendship, gpd a great work is being accomplished among the peaceable followers of Christ, There is a great diversity of opinion in the world and many are t ying to overthrow the work of righteousness, but by the help of our Father wickedness will be overoome and Truth shall reign upon the earth. I have received letters from most of the Mesa boys, and they, in con nection with myself, feel well in the work of the Lord, and desire to push to the front and fight a noble battle in the cause of Christ. C. E. Hakes, Jr. A party of young men with Dr, Drane started out for Iron’s ranch a few days ago. All roads do not lead to Rome and the boys found that all roads do not lead to Iron's ranch. They kept the Florence road until they arrived at the prosperous little capita] of Pinal. Not discouraged, however, they made another effort and finally landed at their destination. Miss Annie Whitlow of Mesa and Mr. J. E. Arthur, of Florence, were married Wednesday afternoon at the borne of the bride’s parents, Judge D. A. Spragg olficiating, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur left soon after the ceremony lor Tempo and took evening train for Santa Monica where they will sojourn for a time before taking up their res idence in their Florence home. Judge Newell arrived home on last Wednesday from Iron’s ranch where he had been for a week. His daugh ters, , Wilbur and daughter, Hiss Abell, Geo, and Everett Wilbur and Prof. Lowry, arrived home yesterday from the same plane after, a month's outing k J 3TEVENS AT HOME. * J i Mr, Lot Merrill, a few days ago, i received the following letter from r James Stevens, the resurrected Gold- field miner. The letter is dated at Mountain, Colorado; Sir and friend: —Tou will under stand by this that I have arrived at my home, apd considering my condi tion, had a very pleasant journey. Os course it was rather tiresome; still np worse than might be expected, jl laid over in Phoenix until Mouday, on that day J could buy a ticket at reduced rates- By waiting I bought my ticket sls cheaper. Would have stayed in Mesa over Saturday night if I had known that <1 was going tp stay over in Phoenix. I stayed in Denver one day when I started for my home. At Black Hawk I had one of the finest receptions that I ever saw. The depot was crowded with people, and they almost carried me away, There were over twenty car?* riages and two brass bands in atten dance. They escorted me to my home two miles distant/and had it not been for the cheering it was more ljjke a a very large funeral. So you 4 can judge how proud all my friends were to welcome me back. My wife and two of the children came to Denver to meet me, aud I an assure you it was a happy meeting. lam happy tp tell you that I am still recovering strength, but not so fast in flesh. It will take me some little time to regain ftli my flesh and strength, but I feel that I will get it all right as I do not feel aly serious effects from my aoei - dent yet. Mr. Merrill, I would again tell you to thank the people of Mesa t for the kindness and sympathy shown me during my sickness, aud I feel that I Cannot thank you all enough for what you did for me during my sickness, I would not have had better attention had I been in my own house. I found business here fully as good as I expected, and the town is grow ing right along. Mining seems to be very lively. Please remember me to all the kind people of Mesa* Charlotte Smith, of Boston, the re former and proteotor of women, has prepared a memorial to Congress, Mrs. Smith believes in making mar riage compulsory, and wants a law enacted to that effect. She wants in vestigations to be made of the present condition of women in factories, claiming that the manufacturer after getting an increase in the tariff, pro ceeded to cut down the wages. She suggested the establishing of national matrimonial bureaus throughout the country And have all the m&rriagable men toe the mark. In a mood of disoontent she appeals for an approp riation of a large sum with which to purchase ammunition and rations for 100,000 women, so they may reach the gold fields m Alaska and remain there for at least 12 months. She suggests the advisability of setting aside a plot of land to be known as “No Man's Territory” for them. She is of the opinion that there is no »:lace in this country for the unpro tected unmarried women.—Ex. 4 BIG REUNION, One of the most interesting family reunions of the present year will bo held next week in the pretty country town of Westchester, near this eity. It will be the seventh biennial roundup of the descendants in the United States of George and Michael Harlan, who came to this country with the persecuted Quakers iu 1657. Today the family is acknowledged as one of the largest in tits world, the descen dants numbering over thirty thousand, scattered from New England to Cali fornia, Perhaps the most disting uished of the tribe is Justice Harlan of the United States Supreme Court, A large number of the members of the family from alt parts of the country will turn out iu force. The last two reunions were held at St. Joseph, and Eiehmond, Ind„ respectively, JlO, £9.