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HUHSHKHB ASTfIFhBY MESA b REE PRESS. MESA CITY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1898. MESA FREE PRESS W. D. MORTON. A.P.BHIWMAW. MORTON & SIIEWMAN Publisher* Advertising rates made known on ap plication . ARIZONA PRODUOTB. Upon the above sublect the Pasa dena, Cal., Star sajs. “Arizona is supplying ns with wa termelon*, the first of the season, which is a very nice thing on the part of our horn toad neighbor, and we will cheerfully reciprocate with a little of our cl ; roate when she comes over to cool off.” Gen. John Wasson, of the Pomona, Cal., Times, formerly Surveyor Gen eral of Arizona and editor of the Tucson Citizen, makes the following reply to the above: •‘The time was when Arizona was not only the subject of much coarse wit but more willful or ignorant mis representation. Its climate, produc tive capacity, people and government were held up as bad, with hardly a redeeming virtue, by the eastern press and by some cf the California jour nals. The editor of the Pasadena Star can’t help poking some sort of fun at everything that suggests itself to his active, blight mind • But many of his readers will take his allusibn to the harmless and almost affectionate hern toad as derogatory to Arizona. He don't intend they should do so, i-ut they will. In some respects Arizona is like California. It has high, timbered mountains with cool trout streams, and low, barren and burning deserts and rich valleys with rivers of water to make them productive; copper mines unsurpassed in revenue to their owners, gold mines of large yields, silver mines that enriched many and even now are yielding a good deal and giving labor and providing homes 1 for many; vast areas cf grazing land on which hundreds of thousands of cattle and horses are raised; millions of acres of grain and fruit lands; and when it comes to climate, it has every variety that California has except tempered by hundreds of miles of ocean breezes. If you want cool, i pure mountain air among the pines 1 and firs, you can find it in many parts of Arizona. Arizona of late years has furnished us early apricots, •'rapes, tigs, melons, etc., but not earlier than may be pro duced in the desert portions of San Diego and San Bernardino counties; in fact Palm valley has for years given us our first apricots and *ome times first grapes. Arizona 8 public school system is as good as that of California, and the general laws are as good and as well administered.” In this issue Qeo. P* Bullard an nounces himself a candidate for the ©ffiee-ef District Attorney of Marico pa county. Mr. Bullard has resided in this Territory almost continuously since 1886, residing for a brief time since then in Ban Francisco. He was admitted to the Arizona bar in the year 1886 and has been in the active practice of law evtr since. He is at present deputy district attorney and in that position has shown mark ed ability. During the last term of court not one of the indictments that were drawn by hiu was demurred to and in al* the many oases prosecuted by him, convictions were had except in two instances. This shows re* markably careful and efficient work. Should his party nominate him ho will bo found one ot the strongest men on the ticket because he has an enviable record aa an official to pee** sent. Mrs. Dawley was stung on the fin ger by a scorpion Tuesday morning. Antidotes were administered at once, but the pain waa quite severe, and the effect of the poison h«s not yet 1 subsided. After about one year in the exec utive chair of Arizona, Governor M. H. McCord will retire on the first of next month. His administration has been marked by honesty in all its departments, and by an earnest effort to advance all the material interests of the territory and to secure econo omy in the administration of its as - fairs. Governor McCord goes to the front as Colonel of the First Arizona Infantry volunteers, to do battle for his country. He deserves honor for his patriotism, and when called upon to carry our flag to v ; ctory he will be found at the head of his regsment. „ Governor McCord will be succeed ed as governor by lion, N. O. Mur phy. His appointment to the posi tion was a surprise to seine and to many not unexpected. Governor Murphy is not a stranger to the peo ple of Arizona. He occupied the executive chair of the territory before, and since has ably repre sented the territory in congress. As Governor as well as delegate in con gres?, his record is honorable and marked by an earnest and active ad herence to the best interests of the terrttory. Now he will bring a ri pened experience into the adminis tration of his office, and he will be found discharging the duties of the office as he has always done, ably, honestly and fearlessly. The 24th of July is the anniversa ry of the founding of Salt Lake and that day is celebrated everywhere as Pioneer Day by the survivors who Were prtsent and helped to drive the first stakes where the beautiful city of Salt Lake now stands as well as by all the residents of the great state of Utah, This year the celebration of Pioneer Day will be held tomorrow, the 34th. falling on Sunday. The celebration tomorrow in Mesa will be on a more elaborate scale than ever before. There will be au abundance of patriotism, both national and slate, music, recitations, and speeches, a picnic dinner in Daley’s grove, a oiril dren’s dance in the afternoon and a grand ball at night. Gapt. A D. Thatcher returned the first of the week from Salt River Val ley, Ariz., where he has been for the past few months buying and shipping to Pomona alfalfa and wheat hay; All told he has shipped in 115 cars of hay which has been prononced us fine as any hay ever bundled in P< >nona. Capt. Thatcher says it is suffio ut to make a Californian irrigator * x„i 'irn, to see the irrigating canals there wi.h water sufficient to flout a small ship The hay is all raised by irrigation.— Pomona, Gal., Times. We take pleasure in calling atten tion to the announcement of Hon. Jos Campbell, who seeks the Demo ciatic nomination for District Attor ney. Mr. Campbell is too well known in this county to need an introduction at our hands. Ho stands at the head of his profession as a lawyer and if he is nominated will make a winning bt^e. V -1 The fine silk banner to be present ed tc Gov McCord’s regiment by the Good Templars of the territory has ‘arrived in Phoenix. It will be prob ably a finer regimental fhg than will be carried by any other regiment iu the army. The presentation will take place at Whipple Barracks, Prescott, on August 6th. The S. F. P. <fc p* has given a $4 round trip rate for the occasion. Thos, Buchan nan owner of the Desert Well station, fitteen miles east of Mesa, has recently completed 80JQ0 valuable improvements at his place, including some immense water tanks holding holding thousands of gallons. All travel to or from Flor ence will be supplied with water free of charge. While in Phoenix the other day we head the pleasure of meeting our genial friend Dr. Fred Otz, veterinary surgeon. The doctor’s success as a practioner is bringing to him a large and lucrative practice. He is a grad uate of the best veterinary college of Switzerland and has had many years of HUoeegißfu! practice. In the call to the churches of the United States to hoid memorial ser vices on Ilf ay Bth, in memory of the destruction of the Maine and to raise a fund to build a monument to the victims of the Maine, the Mormon church was inadvertently omitted. When this matter was called to the attention of the committee having the matter in charge a satisfactory ex planation was made, and now on next Sunday by appointment of the head authorities of the church, memorial services will be held in every Mormon church and edlections made for the Jffaine monument fuod. ( . *The vacant lots' throxghout town ought to to be cleared up, and all lots in town that have weeds and other growths standing on them ought to be cleared up. It would be a good idea to commence at some given point, say the lot in the rear of tho Baptist church, and keep up the good work until every weed disappears. Ihe M. & P. will until further notice run excursion trains to Phoe nix Sunday afternoons, beginning next Sunday on account of band con certs. Trains will leave Me sa on regular time at 130 train time, 2 o’clock lbcal time; returning will leave Phoenix at 9.30 for Me sa. On next Sunday, July. 24th, the Phoenix Short Line has arranged to hold its late afternoon train until 9.30 p. m. in order that Terape and Mesa people may hear the Band Concert. Tickets will be sold at onq fare for the round trip, good going to Phoenix cn any train. Almond gathering, sulphuring and curing is in full blast down ut the Trippel almond grove It is a busy scene around there, there being doz ens ot boys and girls there at work. The crop will be large, larger than was expected and the nuts arc of ex ceptionably fine quality. Dan Kleinnian has partitioned off a room in his building for Mr. De- Wald’s barber shop, and is having the balance of the room thoroughly over hauled, improved and rennovated and will re-open his meat market therein on the first of the month. An astronomical friend of ours had an epileptic fit Tuesday night near the Baptist church. The fit passed off, however, but there was one or two recurrences before our friend could proceed home. The following teachers have been employed to teacli our schools for the coming year. J. D. Loper, Abel Armstrong, Oris Holdren, M i&s Eliz abeth England. Miss Nettie Norris, Mrs. J. D. Loper and Miss Blanche Newell. M rs. A. L. Cnber arrived home on Sunday evening fronoi her eastern visit. The arc lamps put in at first proved to be unsatisfactory and were taken but. Two new ones of latest improve ment have been put in and Mr. Chandler has telegraphed for several more of the same kind of lamps and will have them in place in due time. Joaes, the photographer has some fine views of t!:e Fouith of July parade. He also took photographs of Mine Zulu Robson and Miss Lucy Phelps, the Goddess and Columbia respect ively. Jones is an artist and his pictures compare favorably with best. The river has been acting very gen erously of late, thanks to the ccpious rains in the mountains. The ranges are becoming green, with the succulent grusses and tlie outlook for the stock on the ranges is most auspicious. “Porto Rico next,” is the watch word. Our flag now floats over Morro and Santiago including all the prov ince of Santiago or eastern Cuba General Miles has taken charge of the Porto Ricau campaign aud has already started for that place. Yellow fever in a mild form is among our boys at Santiago. A few have died but it is hoped that the disease will be stamped out before it reaches the violent form. Mr. Koch, tepresenting a Silver City publishing house, visited 4fesa Monday. Rwyal MkM tIM f— &AKIMO QSKPgS The Mesa Camp Woodmen of the World had a grand time last night, in the shape of an oyster supper and a general social time. The members of Tempe Camp were the guests of the evening and it is needless to say that the occasion was a very highly enjoyable one to all who were present Capt James AfcClintock, Major Brodie and Norman Orrue, all of whom were badly wounded in their first fight in Cuba, are now in the hospital in New York and are said to be steadily recovering. Miss Ida Fuller will spend the summer with relatives and friends at Pine, Gila county She has well earned a vacation by faithful work as clerk in Charlie king’s store. Arizona may well feel proud of her brave soldier boys who are at the front. They have been in the thick est of all the fights and they fought like veterans. Over twenty thousand Spanish - soldiers were captured at the surren der of the province of Santiago. This is more than the entire American Army engaged in the siege. John Stratton and a party of friends left Tuesday for Flagstaff to spend the remainder of the summer among the pines and cool breezes of that de lightful summer resort. A large number of the young friends of Miss LeVon Peterson were entertained at an elegant dinner the other evening by that charming young lady in honor of her twelfth birthday. Walter Rogers was kicked on the side of the head and the jaw by a large mare yesterday, The jaw was badly crushed and at last accounts his life was despaired of. Mr. Ames, brother-in-law of Mr. S. J, McDonald was in town last Saturday. He came to Arizona with a long standing case of rheumatism but has entirely recovered. Lawrence Abell, Will Bowen and Mr. Flenr ing are now en route to the Grand Canyon. They go by team and will visit the Natural Bridge. Prof. Thiel man, principal of the Globe schools last year, came in Mon day evening en route to California for his summer outing. Judge Hakes arrived borne* last week from his visit to Mexico. He speaks highly of the climate and t*ie country. Tempe has bought another new flag to be placed on the Buttes instead of the present one which has become much worn. Mrs. Chas Wing expects to leave next week with her children, for a summer's visit with friends in Utah and Idaho. The ten to dftoen thousand stands of dne rifles captured at Santiago are to be placed in the hands of onr vol unteers. Tempe ladies have formed a Red Gross society. On account of the twenty weeks engagement of the Chase-Darnels Theatrical Company of New York City, the ifaricopa & Phoenix & Salt River Valley R. R. Co., have arrang ed io run weekly excursions from Afcsa City and Tempe, to Phoonixand return, leaving If esa ovary Satutday evening at 6.30 and Tempe at 6.66 p. m., returning, leave Phoenix at 10.30 p. uo. The fare for the round trip is 60 cent*. 2*o. 45.