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«t Jim jm con M*B (loads, * GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, Jictts, Boots and Shoes, and JJhoico Groceries. ALLED-ROC K PRICES Y* * ?ULL PARTICULARS BY CALLtNG AT THE ERRMERS’ EXCHANGE. " —1 ■— ■ -1 ‘ 1 !'_ VI 1 7J- W© Iv.OQ.d, Others Pollow. ■JThat old, reliable aad popular house, jthe \ • ,Z*Co-ODGratife Instill Is in the lead as baigaio-giyera. Goo d goods and low prices is our motto. In Dry Goods, Furnishing Goods, Dress Goods, Shoes, Pats, of best quality asd up jto date styles we lead ia bargains for the people. " OUR GROCERY is complete, and fa always stocked with a full line of tresh goods. Goto t±A© Co-Op. fox BSUCg:a,i3Q.S -«? - ■■ ■■■■ » ■~ ■ " ■■■■■ ■ V. ■ .. - ' *f 0 HARDWARE We have sold a one-third interest in our business frQ Charles M. Mullen. The business o/ill be ducted at. heretofore. We will appreciate it if all sums due the late firm if * be paid immediately. «sto 00. GENERAL-^— -^^HARDWARE. Full line of Cook Stoves and Heaters. Granite Warp. Agents for Jantf.n Clipper Plows Mitchel Wagr,__. Paints and OiD. fiOTISfIKBK A.STf.PLrBT Mesa Free Press. MESA CITY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY. JULY 15, 1898. MESA FREE PRESS W. D. MORTON. A.P.BHRWMAN. MORTON & SHEWMAN Publishers Advertising rates made known on ap plication. t- u -r?ff WORKING 810 GUNS. r “I am told,” said Captain Higgin son of the battleship Massachusetts, now of the flying squadron, “that the Indiana pat a shell from her 13-iuch gun through a target at 2,000 yards, and then went through the same hole with a second shell. Pretty goqd work for one of these fellows,” and the muscular little captain stroked the muzzle of one of the four 13- inch guns that make .up the main battery of the sig ship of the line. Don't get out a tape measure or a foot rule and measure off 13 inches and wonder to what portion of the gun that refers, because it would a r vail you little; but rather listen to the account of the stupendousnes? of this greatest engine of destruction, of modern says. A “13 -inch breech loading j-isle,” as the biggest gun in the navy is technically described, is a piece of metal weighing 136,000 lbs, or 68 tons, a few inches over thijrty nine feet in lengtjfi, and with a powder space 15.5 inches in diameter and 80.8, inches long. The only reference to 13 inches is in the diameter of the steet projectile bred. This monstrous g Un throws a projectile that Weight I,ICO pounds, and the amount of powder consumed for each shot so sred is 520 pounds. The explosion of this powder sends this weight of 1,100 pounds of metal trom the muzzle at the speed of 2,100 feet per second, and witji an energy of 33,627 tons—enough to sepd it through 24 inches of steel at 1,000 yards, and 2J. inphes at £ mile distant; and while the mechanism of thifi gun is complicated, and while every part after every shot must be cleaned, so complete is the discipline aboard that it may he fired once every three min utes. And there are four of these terrible engines. It is a bright, clear day, and the Massachusetts &as sighted an enemy’s warship. The preliminary work of clearing for aption has been accom plished; railings, ladders are down and have been stowed away, ancjl ev - ery thing “movable in the big ship fas tened. The glass port lights have been replaced with steel, the water tight coaipartnient closed, the electric plants for lighting the ship, turning the turrets and working the ammuni tion lifts, started; the ammunition magazines opened, ard, lastly the sipk bed prepared. In the forward turret )vith the great pair of 13-inch rifles stands a crew of 12 tren, six to each gun. In the hood of the turret, jest above the mpn, sits a sen’or officer and a junior officer. “Silence !” is the first command, and grimly the half naked men of the gun crew stand behind the guns. loose and provide,” sharply rings the order, and ever) man is instantly wprking. The gun captain and numbers two three and four, who are the practical gunners, unshackle the great monster frpm its peace fastenings; cne sees that repair tools and cleaners are placed, gets water and hose ready; another opens the safety yalves and and erhaust pipes, starts the smoke fan, and ships the sight; and another provides drinking water and does a other things. But all J s done in the space of four minutes, and again each man in his place stands like a statue of bronze. The ammunition has come up pre pared with fuses, and then come the orders in quick succession: “Open breech, sponge, land shell.” The great hydraulic rammer pushps in the big 1,100-pouqd steel projectile. “Load first cartridge,” and the brown powder onp-half tpe quantity nectary, gpes in, “Load second cartridge,” and in goes the second. “Down lift,” and the ammunition carriage goes down foi more. “Close breach,” comes the order quickly, and follpwed in an in stant by “Prime,” when the captain puts in the electrie primer. Then the captain of .the gun, seeing eveeybody clear, says “Ready,’ 1 and the the offioer in the above re sponds with, “Point/ 1 Slowly both turret and gqn are moved until the range finder indicates that the muzzel is pointing at the enemy. Then quick as a flash, tl*e officer in the turret hood closes electric circuit and the big projectile goes on its path of de struction. * —. GOOD TEJfPLAttS. We give space to tfce following from the Templar column of the Sun day Republican, edited by our old friend A. P. Walbridge. Following is sie platform of the Good Templars: 1. Total abstinence from all intox icating liquors as a beverage. 2. No license, in any form, for the sale of liquor to be used as a beverage. 3. The absolute prohibition by the will of the people qf the manufacture, importation and sale of intoxicating liquors for such purposes. 4. The creation of a healthy public opinion upon these great questions by the dissemination of truth by all the modes known to enlightened philan thropy 5. Persistent efforts to save indi viduals and communities trom the scourge of intemperance. 5. Perfect equality of the sexes ip all w;ork of the order. Good Templary first sprang into existence in 1851, in Qneida county, N. Y„ under the name of Knights of Jericho, from the efforts of a few young men, ope of whom was cur late Postmaster General Jamefs, and ,it became fully established in Syracuse in 1852, under the name of Iqdepen .dent Order of Good Templars. It was the first temperance organization to recognize woman as an equal with man in its war against the rum traffic. Froqa its sipall beginning in 185 J, its growth has been truly wonderful. It soon spread into every state and territory in the United States and iuto all the provinces of Canada. Ftpr the first sixteen years it was confined to North America, but in 18/58, with an electric bouud, it was-over Eng land, and in a years later it was in Scotland, Ireland, and WaJ«s, con tinuing to spread until it was planted in Asia, Africa, Australia, IJ.ew Zea land, Tasmania and in other islands of the sea, and on, and on, nntil npw every civilized natipn on the Globe is enjoying its blessings. Its lodge room doors are swinging open to all nationalities, and every person who hns reached the age of 12 years, and will subscribe to its plat form of principals, and can pass the ballot box test, can walk through and enter the family circle. Members in good standing can enter any of its lodges in the world, where they vpill never fail to find fraternal friends. It has its subordinate lodges in the townships, hamlets, villages and cities, holding weekly meetings. It has its county or district lodges m the counties or districts, made up of representatives from subordinate lodges, holding meetings four times a year. It has a Grand lodge in each province, empire, kingdom or country where it existp, made up of representatives from the subordinate and county or district lodges, holding annual meetings to legislate for their respective jurisdictions, It has also an international supreme lodge for the world, composed of representa tives from the several grand lodges, Which has supervision over the whole ordei m legislation for its general in terests, which meets every two years. Its admission or initiation fees and quarterly dues are not in the least burdensome. Bqt the fees and dues must be paid to kpep the great ma chine in motion. Its seorecy so often objected to by thpse who know nothing of it, is the saffguard wjiieh serves to keep in- truders, and the enemies of temper ance reform from entering the lodge rooms with their destructive influence. That is all. Its privacy is no more strict tfian that of a well regulated family. As an iinpoitant annex to this great organization, it has a juvenile templar department, with its thousands and tens of thousands of children under the fourfpld pledge against intoxi cating drinks, tobacco, profane lan guage aqfl gambling. Au excellent school. The Gqod Templar Order has .more ir embers than any other society in the Territory. It will hold its next Grand Lodge session in Bisbee on August 24, 1898. Mesa Lodge No. 24, I. O. (J. T. was the first secret society organized in the town. It meets every Friday in the Odd Fellows hall. All persons believing in or advo cating the above principles are earn estly requested to to join the local lodge. For further information ap ply to the following or auy other of the men here, who will be pleased to srive all necessary information: J. D. Loper, Mrs. H. McOopas, Miss Blanche Newell or A. P Shewman. Florence Tribune —Mr. Elwood Hadley, the newly appointed agent for the Pima Indians at Sacaton, Ar izona, is an old resident of Arizona* He took up a ranch near Casa Grande ruins pome eight years ago. Later was in charge of the water delivery of the Capa Grande Valley canal and for the last four years he has been a mer chant at Arizola. Mr. Hadley is a life long Republican, a thorough busi ness man and well qualified to dis charge the duties of Indian agent. No man in Arizona knows the Pima Indians and their wants better than Mr. Hsffley. The big land toads thqt. forage un derneath thb arc lights are becoming monsters. They feast nightly upon the myriads of bugs that fall from the lights. In fact, their prosperity in the fqnd line has driven many pf them to strong drink. They intrude themselves into the saloons of the town and lino up along the trough that receives the drippings from the beer fascet and drink until in many cases they are unaole to navigate After their drunken stupor wears off most pf them sneak out and crawl under the sidewalk. A few, however, after returning to consciousness, wob ble up to the trough, take a sip or two and hop out with ar. uusteady hop to the lights and feast voraciously on bugs again. Mesa toads are cer tainly an intellectual aggregation. The Good Templars have been granted the privilege by Governor McCold of furnishing his regimental colors,' and ordered the finest silk banner that copld bo procured regard less of post. It is expected to arrive in a day or two and will be forwarded to the regiment at Whipple barracks. The idea of presenting the flag origi nated witlj Grand Treasurer Shewman and he has been ably seconded by G. C. T. Walbridge and flfra R. G. Phil lips of onr city. Hfembera of every lodge in the territory will cohtribute to the flag fund and should more be contributed than ir required for the flag, the surplus will be used to buy reading matter for the “boys” in blue at the front.—Phoenix Jlerald, The following officers of Mesa Lodge No. 14, J. O. O. F. were installed by District Deputy, Martin Schuele last Saturday night; P. G., Jos. Standage; W. G., A* P. S'lewman; V. G., S. Moote; Sep., W. A. Burton; Treas. J. H. Pomeroy; Warden, E. D* Bloonqer; Con., Phil Mets. R. S. N. G., Owen Davies; L. S. N. G., F. Drew; R. S. V. G., 0. B. Lewis; L. S. V. G., J. Pearce; I. G. John Cole man; O. G., J. M. Smith, Lee Gray the present affable clerk of the Board of Supervisors is a can didate for Probate Judge of M aricotpa county. He is honest, honorable and qualified and his party ought to nom inate him. He is a graduate of Qur Normal School and qf Yale Law School. R*|tl MkN tb* food P«r«. POWDER ! Abaolutety Pum «MM9Sa£2!mS2sH2^SSiii(SßiHi Col J. *T. Breathitt, of Tucaon, if prominently coming to the front in his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for delegate to Congress. The Colonel is eminently fitted in every way to represent this territory in Congress, and his party could find no stronger candidate. The Co-Op Mercantile Institution is pioneer mercantile house of Afesa and it is now one of the solid institutions of this valley. Its dry goods department is kept always stocked with ladies and gents furnish ings, dress goods, clothing, hats, shoes, etc,, all in full lines and latest styles. The grocery department is up-to date with fresh staple and fancy gro ceries of all kinds. The prices are as low as the lowest. Good goods and low prices, quick sales and bar gains for the people, are the mottoes of. this popular house. D. L. M urray, our present popular County Treasurer, announces himself a candidate for Sheriff, subject to nomination by the Democratic County Convention. Mr. Murray is one of the solid men of the oounty and is going to be a hard man to beat either in convention or election. He has proven himself faithful to the duties of every position he hag held and will mako a model sheriff. Quite a party of young people left Afocday morning for a six weeks trip to TontQ and the Mcgollon mountains, The party consisted of John Horne, Orson Cooper,* Buster Coleman, Frank Fuller, and Misses Grace and Sibyl Newell, Teal Coleman, Ella Pomeroy, Debbie Allen and Hattie Phelps. The party took two four-horse wagons loaded with all the paraphernalia necessary to insure a successful camp ing trip. Dan Kleicman is home from his visit tp different parts of the territory. Dan's scores of friends here expected him to bring a fair bride home with him but he seems to have disappoint*? ed them. However he had an enjoy able trip and his friends were glad to get him back. Postmaster Johnson’s barn wf burned about noon Monday with al\ its contents, including two horses and harness. Another horse escaped after being quite severely singed. It is supposed that the fire was started by children playing with matches. Mrs. Susanna Vance wife of James Vance, died Jfouday morning after ' an illness of only two days. She was aged sixty-five years and leaves, be sides a husband, a large number of children and other relatives. G F Lampey dealer in household necessities, was up from Phoenix yesterday, accompanied by that prince •t all-round rustlers Ed Holbrook, Afr Lampey’s most efficient salesman, Santiago has surrendered and the American flag now floats over the city and all the fortresses at the en trance to the harbor, On account of the twenty weeks engagement of the Uhase-Daniels Theatrical Company of New York City, the Afaricopa Phoenix <k Salt River Valley R. R. Co., have arrang ed to run weekly excursions from Afesa City and Tempe, to Phoenix and return, leaving Afesa every Satmday evening at 6.30 and Tempe at 6.53 p. m., returning, leave Phoenix at 10.3 Q p. in. Tb© fare f° r the round js 60 cents. ing trip. 30. 44.