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We Lead, Others Follow. That old, reliable and ponular house, the lißriMn lisiti -'s. Is in the lead as baigain-giver*. Good goods and low prices is our motto. Jtn Dry Goods, Furnishing JGoods, Dress Goods, Shoes, Hats, of best quality and up to date styles, we lead in bargains for the people. . OUR GROCERY DEPARTMENT is complete, and is jdways stocked with a full line of Iresh goods. Oo to tts.e -Co-Op. fox 3Ba,xgra,ixa.s GENERAL—=I HARDWARE. Full line ol Cook Stoves and Heaters. Granite Ware. Agents for Canton Clipper Plows and Mitchel Wagc.L-. Paints and Oils. HURSHKBR ASTfIPhH? CLOSING OUT Sale. OUR GO CHAS. PETEBSON, ASSIGNEE OF THE Farmers’ Exchange Jn order to close out the stock, is now offering Groceries, Canned Goods, Clothing. Hats, Shoes, Furnishing Goods, Etc., at greatly reduced prices. Also one Steel King Hay Press, Engine, and everything complete, at a great bargain. PASSEY & MET S DEALERS IN ill Kinds of NEW FINITII Alfco Reds and Bidding, Carpets, Linoleum, Wall Paper, Window Rhadt-s, Damask and Bagdad Portieres, Rugs. Etc. Special attention given to orders direct from factories. <§F UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS. A-. Hunsaker IZST Dry Goods, Cloing, Gents' Furnishings, MRljiiftpy, Hats, Caps. Shoes, Etc. Ladies Furnishings a (Specialty. All of the Stock Must be Sold Out o,t Once. oreat Bargains are Offered. *ogeies IjoerJsT“ BTothimg tout Buggies; All Kinds. All Prices. ('all and see them. 5X4.*-.* d&qo Mesa Free Press. MESA CITY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1899. MESA FREE PRESS ' A. P. SHEW MAN, Publisher 83P“ No person is authorized to contract bills on account of this papor except on written order of the Publeher. * Advertising rates made known on application t3f Subscription, $2.60 Der year. SUGAR BEETS IN ARIZONA. Bulietii 30 of the Arizont Ex periment Station, publishes the re sult of tils second year’s experiments with sugar beets, made in Salt River valley, during 189$" which are of considerable interest to the agricul tural public. The results of the previous year’s work, conducted in the manner usual elsewhere, w<;re discouraging, but acting cn the experience gained dur ing this lirst attempt, a second and more successful plau was carried out during 1898. In addition to experiments with beets. Salt River valley was explored for suitable water and limestone, both of which are essential to the estab lishment of ab« et sugar factory. The following is a summary of the results of the year's experiments 1. Sugar beets of good quality and in paying quantities can be produced in Salt River valley. An essential precaution is early planting, from January Ist to the middle of Feb ruary being probably the best season. The average fur 1898 on ten .vinter sown plats, varying f,om one-eight to three-fourths acres, were 12.85 tons per acre; 13 6 per cent sugar in beets; 78.38 per cent purity; 2438 pounds of sugar per acre. 2. A planting made in September gave fair results, but not eqrfai lev those from tho' winter planting. 3. Diffusion "waters of fair quality existin' tfee valley. Their develop ment in satisfactory location and suf ficient quantity must bo considered in connection with other problems of factory location. 4. In addition to the stimulating effect of a factory upon agricultural and commercial interests, the stock feeding and dairying industries would materially profit by the* presence of a factory in SalL River valley, be cause of the excellent feeding value of the exhausted pulp. A. valuable suggestion gained from this work is the importance of a care ful study of the best time for plant- 1 ing each of our staple crop-n For many plants there are really two growing seasons in Southern Arizona, one in the spring and the other in the autumn. 1 n the first case the growth of plants is terminated by the ex treme of summer, iu the second, by the frost of winter By.studying and making the most of this double season, the productiveness of some vegetable crops may be greatly increased. Correspondence on this and other subjects pertaining to agriculture should be addressed to the Experiment Station, Tucson, Arizona. With a wagon road to Globe Phoe nix would be placed in direct com munication with the rich Globe dis trict, its big monthly pay roll and the mines in the Pinto creek region. The people of Mesa have contributed liberally to the building of this road, if the propei ty owne rs of Phoenix would give, say $2,000, the road could be completed inside of sixty day 3 and stages could then make daily trips It is strange that the people of thi3 town arc so lukewarm toward this propo sition. Any business men will tell you that with means of rapid com munication Phoenix would be able to handle plenty of Globe money. It » to be hoped that the prrposiiion will not languish any longer even if the people on whose shoulders burdens like the building of this road usually fall have to take hold of the matter and push it to succes3.r —Republican, What a lot of fellows about tomi have developed au ambition to owu newspapers. It is a long time before the next congressional campaign,— Gazette^ Copper holds to 19 cents right steadily, notwithstanding the some what bearish reports that are given out fiom time to time that that price is merely speculative and cannot last. The fact is the enormous increase in the use of copper is a fact that can not be gotten over and a fact that will keep copper where it is until the opening cf new mines and operations of new smellers overtake the de mand with additional supplies, it is likely to be some years yet before copper will be materially reduced in price. By Spanish and Mexican law the ownership of land does not convey the minerals beneath the surface. But the United States has applied to Spanish and Mexican land grants the English common law that the owner of thb surface holds everything uuder neath to the center of the earth, and the space above so high as he can get This accounts for the vigor with which grant olaimant.fi fight for what seems worthless lands.—. Oasis. Artesian water is being struck at varioas places in southern Arizona, where the conditions are no more favorable than in this vicinity. The finder of the first artesian well here abouts would become the patron saint of the land.—Prescott Courier. -» Judge W, D. Morton, formerly with the Mesa Free Press, leaves tonight for California. In the de parture of Judge Morton from Ari zona the newspaper fraternity of the territory loses one of its best mem bers. May unboanded success at tend him wherever he casts his lot. —'leinpc Nows f « im— Carl Johnson, Esq., accompanied by his sister-in-law, Mrs. B. M. John son, left for Salt Utah, last Tuesday evening. They go as delegates from the local Mutual improvement Society. Miss Edna Watt, a missionary of the Baptist Heme Missionary Society occupied thg pulpit at the Baptist churchspoke of her labors in Mexico, and delivered a very able address upon that country and its people. Ellis Johnson returned home last Sunday, after an absence of 26 months. He has been working in the missionary Held in Alabama, Bouis iana Mid Mississippi. He Is .glad to be .with us ag&itl,as he thinks Arizona is about as g<>oxKi3 any place at pre sent. Last evftb .ng at 4 o’clock Mr. Leonard Metis* united in marriage to Miss Dora Holliday* Bishop Horn performed the ceremony in the presence of a few irieuds. Both of the contracting parties arc well and favorably known to all, and we join with their many friends in wishing them al' possible joy and hap pine-s in their wedded life. Judge M. H Williams died last Wed nesday morning at Sentinel. He had been to the hot springs at Agaa Calieute* and while there was bitten by a side winder rattle-snake, from the effects Os which he died. He was well known to> the people ot this county, having held tbs office of District Attorney fort wo terms. Rev. L- L. Rogers delivered ian able lecture on the subject “Some Elements of True Manhood,” in the Odd Fellows’ Hall, last Wednesday night. Ice cream and cake was served by the Ladies’ 4'd Society of the Methodist Church. A pleasant evening was spent. A proposition is oa foot to establish a co-operative creamery and ice factory in Mesa. This is a much needed iusti tutbon and is a matter in which all should be interested. A meetiugofour citizens will be held to discuss this mat ter and organize a company, on Satur day evening next, May 27tb, at the Co- Op Hall at 8:30. All parties interested are requested to attend Btnrt Hojkett, son of 0. 0. Hoekett was seriously injured by the runaway stage list Thursday evening near the Desert Well. His right leg was run over and fractured, tie was brought to the Kimball House, and Drs. Drane and Brack were summon ed and set the jnjured limb.. The patient is along nicely. ENDLESS CHAIN IN BUSINESS. [New York Sun,] Tho endless chain idea has been adapted to busi ness with surprising results. If peo ple will only take to it, they can buy as 3 pair of shoes for 10 cents, a S2O overcoat for a quarter, and other things at equally low prices, while the dealers will shortly be able to retire with huge fortunes. The thing works this way; Sup - pose you want to get a pair of $3 shoes for 10 cents. You ask yourself if you have six friends or acquaint ances who also wish to secure a pair of shots for 10 cents. Yolr go to the office of the concern and pay, 70 cents for a certificate with six coupons at tached. These coupons you sell, one to each of six friends, for 10 cents, thus getting back 60 cents in cash for your investment and leaving you only 10 cents out. Your friends have the same privilege you had of taking out certificates and selling their coupous. Each certificate is numbered and each coupon bears the number of the cer tificate of which it is a part, as well as a number of its own. On the back of the certificate are six ruled and numbered lines upon which the owner of the certificate writes the names of the friends to whom he has sold the coupons. His certificate must be full and paid up before he can draw the premium; that is to say, each of his friends to whom he has sold a coupon must have come to the office and taken out a certificate at 60 cents for his own account bofore the order for the $3 pair of shoes will be given. When this has been done he gets an order for the shoes, or, if he prefers, he can have $3 in cash. All he will be out will be 10 cents. Tho concern will have received the 70 cents originally paid in by the buyer of the shoes plus 60 cents from each of six friend*, or $3.60 in all, or a total of $4.30 for as 3 pair of shoe?, which is a satisfactory profit. The friends may each sell six coupons to six friend a, get their shoes and so help to swill the fortune of the promoter of ll e idea. To the certificate that entitles i s owner to get a S2O overcoat or suit of clothes for 25 cents there are ten cou - pons attached, and each person pre senting one of these coupons ft the offirc of the investment company most bring with it $2.50 in oasli. That rttakes $2.75 that he has paid out, all of which comes back to him in the scale of the coupons except the original 25 cents. Hotel receipts of the concern, $27.75 for a S2O over coat. The certificate upon which the owner may geV'ffi-wprth of groceries for 25 ceots has six coupon! attached, which must be presented st the office with $1.50 in cash, making $10.75 in all. Up to the present time this is about the limit to which the concern goes in the way of benefit certificates, but it proposes to add to the list sewing ma chines which will cost the buyer 50 cents, pianos at from $1.75 to $2, and suburban lots worth say $250, that, will cost the owner $2.50r r Tt will build a home that Ts will be worth about s2oUtr, and give the owner pos session when his chain on a certificate for S4O is complete, and will also fur nish a fiat for you on the certificate, instead of the installment plan Don’t forget the lecture in the Baptist churcn to-night (Friday) also Saturday and Sunday evenings. All are invited, seats free. Gome one, come all. Hon J. 0. Goodwin ha* returned from his trip to the Tooto end upper Salt River country. He reports that a large an'unt of new land has been opened up in that region and water taken out ot the river to irrigate it. Al( of this is done at the expense of the prior appropriators below in the Salt River Valley. He has written a very, interesting article on the matter, which, for lack ftf space, we regret we arc un able to reproduce, It gives a serious note of warning to the holders of land in the Salt River Valley, showing as it does that their water is gradually being taken up by th use who hold land above. This, to some extent, no doubt accounts for the shortage of water at times. Mr. W. H. Code has been appoint ed special agent for Arizona for th purpose of collecting date in regar to supply of irrigating water an agricultural matters in general. H has lately mailed a large number c letters to nur citizen b seeking in for (nation on these subjects. Our peopd should assist both him and the de partment in every possible way, t procure the desired data. Our enterprising young townsmai John Mets, has opened up a new Bicycl Shop just one door west of John Ba nett’s drug store. Attention is •>rawi td hia new advt. in tuis issue. He wi carry a fine line of goods, and all ar assured of fair and honorable treatmen at hie hands. TELL YODR SISTER A Beautiful Complexion is an impossi bility without good pure blood, the soi that only exists in connection jvith goo digestion, a hetlihy liver and bowels Karl’s Clover Root Tea acts directly oi the bowels, liver and kidneys keepinj them in perfect health. Price 25 cts and 50 cts. For sale by J H. Barnett Druggist. The town council met last Monda evening. Considerable routine bust ness was done. A committee of seve ladies frem the Mutual Improvemen Club, appeared before the council an requested it co permit them to havi control of the plazas’ of the town, th object being to beautify and properl fix up the same. Tho matter wa considered and referred to an ap propriate committee, to report at nei meeting of the courcil. ON EVERY BOTTLE Os Shiloh’s Consumption Cure is thi guarantee: “All we ask of you is to us two-thirds of the contents of this bottl faithfully, then if you can say you ar not benefitted return the bottle to you Druggist and he may refund the prio paid." Price 25 cts., 50 cts, and SI.OO For sale by >J. H. Barnett, Druggist The post offi ce department is con templating the introduction of a nev form of postal money order, It wi be made to conform to the shse of a, ordinary bank check, and the mar ginal figure heretofore printed on th money order will no longer be user A receipt will be given the remitte at the time of the purchase of tb order. The new form will be mac more convenient for handling by th business people and- the bank> ant will be introduced about Sept, 15. On Monday evening last at th residenoe of the brides’ father, W. A Babbitt Esq., in Mesa, Mr. Frank J. Dapa was united in marriage to Mr« Florence A Robson. A numhoi of the friends of the high contracting parties were present and Bishop Hun saker performed the ceremony. W join with the many friends of Mi and Mrs. Dana in wishing them, long life of happiness and wndde bliss. TiE SOUTHERN PACIFIC Leads in completeness of eauif meat, comfort of transport, prompt ness of service, Fast snd eJegan trains, with pintsch gas lights on a cars. Dining cars on all limited-*— Ihf hi#Wi standard maintained a the year round. No snow blockadei 238 miles the shortest, line to La Angeles, quickest lime to all taster points. For further information ci on or address, M. O. BIORNBL Ag*n Tgig? inTrt .^ligffSHgagS Aopnathifig Sprhij> brings a Vision of Comfort - A sunny landscape, a shady verardah, an easy chak, * n Inter rstifg hook and a cup a j,. of Pride of Japan Tea no. 37.