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W# L^ad, Others Follow. v>Jd, reliable and ponular. house, the Is \n the lead as Good goods aad low is o«r n^otto. In Dry Goods, Gopds, Dress Goods, Shoes, Eats, of best quality and up to date styles, we lead in bargains for the people. OUR GROCERY DEPARTMENT is complete, and is always stocked with a full line of tresh goods. Go to tlxe Co-Op. fox ZBa.xg'a.iam.s GENERAL- HARDWARE. Full liq? pf Copk Stoves and Heaters. Granite Ware. Agents for Canton Clipper Plows and Mitche) Wagpi/s.. Paints and Oils. CLOSING OUT Sb.lg. OUR GOODSIvfUST GO CHAS. ASSIGNEE OF THE Farmers' Exchange ][n order to close out the stock, is now offering Groceries, panned Goods, Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Furnishing Goods, ftq., at greatly reduced prices. Also one Steel King Hay Press, Engine, and everything complete, at a great bargain. PASS ETA & METS All Kinds of II FURNITURE -~1- -! - 0:9, Abo Beds and Redding, Carpets, Linoleum, Wall Paper, Window Shades, Damask and Bagdad Portieres, Rugs, Etc. <ST Special attention given to orders direct from factories. UIJAERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS. OONT FORGET 10 GO TO A, Hunsaker’s when you come to town; We are the boys who always give you the worth of your money. We ire Headquarters in Mesa for Dry Goods, Ladies and Gents Furnishings Hats, Boots and Shoos, Millinery, and all fancy notions included in the Dry Goods line. lypDo a Strictly* J cash business. Our Prices, b,eyond competitior. Don’t Forget the name. B. HUNSAKER. TSlTitisr / - mrXfO^— WTotiiingj but Kiiggies; All Kinds. All I ’rices. Call and see them, HL.|5 SC*.iO) Mesa Free Press. MESA CITY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1899. MESA FREE PRESS A. P. SHEWMAN, Publishkr. 12?“ No person is authorized to contract bills on account of this paper except on written order of the Publeher. Advertising rates made known on application Subscription, $2.80 per year. CITIZENS’ MEETING, Quite a number of our citizens gathered at the Co-Op Hall last Saturday evening for the purpose of discussing the advisability of estab - lishing a creameuy and ice plant in Mesa City. Mr. 0. H. Connolly called the meeting to order, and Charles Peter son was elected Chairman and Dr. Lucas, Secretary. The object of the meeting was stated by the chairman. The matter was thoroughly discussed by those present, and considerable interest and enthusiasm shown, A committee of ten of our leading citizens was appointed for the purpose of working up interest in the project. The next meeting will be held in the Co-Op Hall next Monday evening, June 5, 1899. Everybody is invited to be present and assist in building up this very worthy enterprise, ROENTGEN RAYS IN WAR. An item of the greatest interest in Dr. Battersby’s recent paper on the use of tbe Roentgen rays in the Sou dan campaign, - was the statement that if there was no other means of pro viding current for the hospital cases just brought in from the battlefield, where inspection for the location of bullets was needed, a tandem bicycle could always be relied on for the pur pose. Further details of the process ■ have **ow been given. Jt> that the “specially prepared candles,*' which had been put into the supply wagons to give light in. the desert, were all melted by the heat, sq that the storage batteries carried by the hospital staff for the X-ray work on the wounded. The pulley of a small dynamo was connected by means of a belt with the back wheel of a tandem bicycle, The circuit would be first adjusted with the storage battery, and also with voltmeter and ammeter, which indicated the amount and pressure of current being generated, and then a warrant officer mounted the saddle of the t ack seat and began pedaling. When 15 volts and 4 am peres were registered, a switch close to the handle of the bicycle was opened, and the chirging of the bat tery commenced. As the resistance became greater, the man in the sad dle had all the eem.aliona of taking a very stiff hill, and unally an additional orderly had to be requisitioned for the front seat. All this time the temperature was usually about 110 deg. Fahr. in the shade, so half an hour of this sort of exercise was all that the most enthusiastic votary of science cared for. At the end of that time the switch controlling the battery was closed, so as to prevent any discharge of the stored element, and the machine was brought, to a standstill Dr. Battersby speaks also of the ;immense amount of mental worry saved to the soldier by the use of the X-ray. Formerly the probing for the bullet was in many cases agon izing, and the prospect of the ordeal would often unnerve the soldier more than facing the enemy. Now ihe agony of the uncertain groping among the muscles and sinews of the wounded soldier is a thing of the past; even on field service bullets can bo localized with mathematical precision in the deepest parts of the body, and the greatest help is gained by the rays in uncertain fractures. PROSPERITY NEAR FOR YUMA The opening of the Algadones land grant to (he people which will now follow the final decision of the Su preme Court which declares the al leged grant void, will result in a largo population swarming into Yuma coun- ty tc reclaim the rich valley lands of the Colorado, which has been kept from occupation these many years by virtue of the alleged private land claim. The courts are .doing good work for the people of the Territory by settling those titles, for it means additional taxation arising from these lands which have so long un productive because unreclaimed to agriculture and hence unproductive of taxes. The reclamation of these lands will make homes, increase assessable values and thus distribute the tax burdens of the Territory among a greater number of people. The settle ment of the title to the lauds of the Colo M ado will probably be followed by hundreds of farms and with the con struction of the State of Arizona canal from five to seven millions ot taxable property will be added to Yuma county and the Territory. Increased population and prosperity is near at hand for the valley of the Colorado.—Sentinel. Arizona is a territory of mining wonders. Her great copper, gold and silver mines have demonstrated that she possesses unlimited mineral re sources and yet the prospector’s pick has scarcely begun its discovery work. Indian raids, scarcity of water and want of • transportation facilities to many of her mineralized mountain ranges, hive greatly retarded her opening and development of several of her most promising and richest mining districts. The first of these, however, has been effectually settled, the second largely overcome, and the third undergoing a rapid transforma tion by the building of local branch railroads tQ her most productive min ing camps, and today Arizona is en tering an era of mining activity and substantial growth never before "known in her history. The mainspring of this energy ia Largely centered in the fact that the common use of elec tricity has created a greater demand for copper requiring increased pro duction and stimulating prices, both of which will bring Arizona to the front and build for her a copper pro ducing record that very soon will be unsurpassed by any state or country. —Frank Judson, in the Mining Re porter, Denver. The Florence Tribune says there are some people in that community who are trying to down it, but gives them warning that they will not suc ceed, r l he Tribune lias labored night and day for years to keep the hide whole that covers the bones of Flor ence and Pinal county, and we ven ture the assertion that it has done more for the benefit of that com munity in one year than its enemies have done combined in ten. A news paper in a community is a benefit and a drawing card that few realize or appreciate. Through its efforts more people are induced to come to that community than through all other combined efforts, and the man who will do it an injury to satisfy private spite,by witholding patronage, patron izing outsiders, or turning the patron age of others is an enemy to the public.—Guardian, THE EDITOR’S TRIALS. : An editor is a millionaire without money, a congressman out of a job, a king without a throne. He con - structs without saw or hammer, builds railroads without spikes or rails and farm 3 .vithout a plow. He runs a butchershop in the journalistic world, deals out brains cheap for cash and credit. He loves those who advertise with him as he loves himself. He heals the wounded cares for the dying, rescues the perishing, and starves himself when a ham sand wich would jerk him from the jaws of death.—Ex. As a rule the teachers of Morieopa county are a generous set. Six of the gentler sex have given up their positions to others not so fortunate. All districts have not b.-en luard from. For -further particulars call on Judge Scott. The following are l the six fortnnates: Misses Robinson, Austin, Russell, Culver, Clanton and j Hendrix.— Eutet prise, THE MEXICAN TREATY. A copy of the new extradition treaty with Mexico was received at the office of the governor yesterday. It does not differ materially from the former treaty and is retroactive, covering the cases of fugitive criminals who have crossed the line between the expiration of the ojd and the promulgation of the new treaty. Persons accused of the following crimes are subject to extradition: Mur der, rape, bigamy, arson, various crimes at sea, burglary, robbery, forgery of public documents or private or com mercial papers, embezzlement of public funds or from a private employer, kid naping, mayhem or mutilation causing disability of death, malicious destruction of railroads, bridges or trains, or public or private buildings or vehicles; obtain ing money by threats of false devices and larceny of money or goods exceed ing $25 in value. Persons charged with attempting any ©t these crimes may be extradi ed/ Here are some limitations: The ev idence against the fugitive criminal mus*-. if uncontradicted, be sufficient to convict him of the crime in the country of which the extradition is asked. If the limitation in the. country of which the extradition is asked has run against the crime, the fugitive ma* not be ex tradited Neither can he "be extradited if he has been already punished for the, same crime in the country of which the extradition is asked or if he is undergo ing punishments at the time the requisi tion is made. A requisition for a fugitive criminal, a citizen of the country of which the extradition is asked, may or may not be honored, at the discretion of the authori ties of that country. In the case of requisitions by more than one govern ment for a fugitive orimiu il. the first come will be first serve b Persons accused on purely political crimes cannot be extradited, but the •assassination or attempted assassination of a ruler is not considered a politl cal crime. The first application in this territory for a requisition under this treaty was made yesterday. It was forwarded to Washington, as all these negotioti ois must be conducted between the state de partments of the two countries.—Fo publican. BIG REAL ESTATE DEAL. Monday evening the deal was closed, papers signed and the money paid which transfers 50 feat on Washington street, now occupied by Chapman Bros., from Geo. E. Lorbig to Mons Ellingson of Tempe. The consideration was $20,000, which is an excellent buy. Mr. Loring paid $750 for the lot twenty years ago. About that time Mins Elliug or. came to Salt River valley a poor b >y, working for wages. He has prosper ed and today his possessions lure are worth $150,000. He will proceed to erect u handsome brick block on the newly acquired property. The was made through the agency of Col. T. L. Shultz, who has sold consider able real estate of late. While proper ty is not high, a good many sales are being made and an active season is just ahead.—Enterprise. HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD It is now abcut time that the news papers put a stop to the continual boycotting of their business practiced by the medical profession under the pretense of what they are pleased to term “medical ethics.”— SThe Oasis. There is nothing so closely resem bling this so-called “medical ethics” as the so-called “Spanish honor,” of which v/e have read so much. Both stagger around the earth on the spin dle shanks of a hollow pretense, de ceiving no person save those who make use of them in the blind belief tha- they are deceiving others.— Courier. Harry Zuck returned to Holbrook this week. He will shortly move his family to the ranch of Hicks tfc Brig ham, near Raton, N. M., where the) «viil spend the summer. Mr. Zuck’s health has improved very fast sinoe ho gave up hia luW practice at Tempe, and accepted a position with Ilitks & Brigham Mis many friends here hopo that he will con‘d:itks to improve rapidly and soon fuliy regain his for mer health.—Argus. Our community was greatly shoeked to learn yesterday that after a short ill ness, David X Leßaron, Mayor of the town, had passed over tfi the great be yond. The deceased was well known to, all, and was one ol tLe.best known and; most enterprising citizens of place. He was born in Nauvoo, Illinois, on January 25th, 1847, and was therefore, 52 years of age- He had resided more, than 16 years in tfcis county. The fun eral will occur to day (Friday). Wfr, join with the entire community in of fering our sincere pondolenoes to the bereave! family. The Oa*is is authority for the, statement that S. J. Holzinger, of the interior department, timber inspec tor. has been transferred from Arizona to Colorado, and a new naan is to be sent to Arizona. WHAT IS SHILOH? A grand, ol i remedy for cough, colds and consumption; used through' ! the'world for half a century, has cur ed innumerable cases of incipient consumption and relieved many in advanced stages. If you are not satisfied with the results we will re fund your money Price 25c, 50c„ and SI.OO. For sale by J. H. Barnett, Druggist. Grand Lecturer I. H. Campbell visited Mesa last week in the interest, of the Good Templars, and delivered three discourses in the Baptist church, There was a large audienoo present last Sunday evening, and the delivered one of the best lectures on the temperance question ever given i$ our town. At the close 30 persona signified their intention of joining the. Mesa Lodge which meets in the Bap tist church on Friday evenings. Our townsman John Hibbert is walking on air these days and believes that this is a pretty good world live in. Last Thursday Mrs. Hibbert presented John with a handsome boy 1 ,, and since that time he scarcely “where he is at,” and is receiving the congratulations of his many friends. Mother and child are doing nicely, ' The case of Mrs. Mertie Dean vs the; Maricopa, Phoenix & Salt River Valley Railroad has occupied the attention o( the District Court during the past week. It is a suit for SIO,OOO damages claimed by plain tisf 1 ajjjfcinst defendant, for caus - ing the death of her husband about a year ago at Tempe. On Wednesday jury and court were taken to the seen*, of the accident at the crossing near, Tempe. The case is still in progress. HEADACHE3. The curse of overworked womankind, are quickly and surely cured by Karl's. Clover Root Tea. the great hiood pu rifier and tissue builder. Money re- . funded if not satisfactory. Price 25 cts and 50 cts. For sale at J. H. Barnett/s Drug Store. THE SOUTHERN PA.OIFIG 7>’»'ls in completeness of equip ment, comfort of transport, pipmpU; ness of service, Fast and elegant trains, with pintsch gas lights on ali cars. Dining cars on all limited trains. 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