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We Lead, Others Follow- That old, reliable and ponular house, the ZenosCo-OpratlTe Institution Is in the lead as baigain-givers. Good goods and low prices is our motto. Iu Dry Goods, Furnishing Goods, 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 always stocked with a full line of iresh goods. G o to tlxe Co-Op. fox BargraAns GExn: a i HARDWARE. " - Full line ot Cook Stoves and Heaters Granite Ware. Agents for Canton Clipper Plows and Mitche) Wagons. Paints and Oils. A. HUNSAKER. CLOSING OUT Sale. OUR GOODSIdUST GO CHAS. PETERSON, ASSIGNEE OF THE Farmers’ Exchange In order to close cut the stock, u r.cw offering Groceries, Oanned 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 & MKTS LEALEEi IN All Kinds of NEW FURNITURE 0 0 Also Beds, and Bidding, Carpets, Linoleum, Wall Paper, Window Singles, Damask and Bagdad Portieres, Rugs. Etc. Special attention given to orders direct from factories. <2pr UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS. DON’T FORGET 10 GO TO A.Hunsaker’s t when you come to town; We aro the boys who always give you the worth of your money. We Are Headquarters in Mesa for Dry Goods, Ladies and Gents Furnishings Hats, Boots and Shoos, Millinery, Silks and all fancy notions included in the Dry Goods line. We Do a Strictly cash business. Our Prices are beyond competition. Don’t Forget the name. B. HUNSBKER. Wm ! pi! feiit Buggies^ All Kinds. All Prices. ('ail and see them. 9 «fcCO We Mesa Free Press. MESA CITY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JUNE !>, 1899. MESA FREE PRESS A. P. SHEWMAN, Publisher. No person is authorized to contract bills on account of tliis paper except on written order of the Publshor. Advertising rates made known on application tST - Subscription, $2.50 per year. 1 . :it> NININGIN ARIZONA. “1 call Los Avgeles home, bul my business in connection with mining in other ptr's of California, Mo:itana > Utali and Arizona keep me away from that city so much that I hardly have time to get acquainted with my family,’ 1 remarked W. P, Dunham to a Post repot ter at the Storeham. “It is a good thing to live in the wrst nowaday, 1 ’ he. continued, “for it stirs one's blood to note the wonder ful development of the entire Trans- Mississippi region. Take Cripple Creek, the’ greatest mining camp in the world, where fresh ore bodies of wonderful richness are being found every day, and where, in a zone of not more than three miles long by two and a half miles wide, there is more gold than in any other spot of similar extent in the world. I was at Crip ple- Crvek at the start, and have seen it reach the present growth, and I know that it hasn’t begun to reach the zenith of its grta ness as a gold producing center. “The coming field for rich mineral development, however, is in Arizona, where there are enormous possibilities in gold and copper mining. Senator elect W. A. Clark, of Montana, is un derstood, on reliable authority, to have refused §30,000,000 for his famous copper min", the United Verde, in that territory. There are relative ly but few people engaged in mining in Arizona, out taking num bers into account, the pioduction of the piecious metals is on a p.r with the output of any other state or ter • i ritory, ar:d l regard the prospects as r brighter there than io any oilier sec-; tion of the United Stmes, including the Klondike—Washington Po>t, WORK THE CONVICTS. It is to be hoped that the governor of the territory will remove the ob struction which prevents the convicts of the territorial prison from working on the Ives canal. Even if the ter ritory did nut receive any return from the prison labor, it would lie better to have them employed in the reclama tion of dea'-rt lands, which would be come tax producing and give homes to home-seekers. The prisoners would be much better off wot king than horded in iddleness ami abso lutely unproductive of any wealth, 'There is little opportunity to reform convi.ts who are fed, fattened and kept idle. Reformation as well as the civilization of the human being finds its essential principle iu work. Idleness is the workshop of most evil and vice; industry is the temple of virtue, morality and growth of character. Will the governor remove the ob ; struction, that the lerritoiial convicts I may be of some value to the territory j and aid in relieving rather than ad ding to the tax burdens of the terri tory. Star, The following order has been issued by Postmuster-General Smith: Post masters at presidential post offices are required to give their personal attention to the business of their of fices; and must not absent themselves therefrom for a long* r period than one or iwo days without authority granted upon written application to the department. A violation of this order will le deemed sufficient cause | for removal; postmasters in some cities I have, been leaving much of the actual | | administration of their offices to their | assistants. The Southern Pacific Company has ijust issued a very sweeping order I which forbids the sale of liquor at ! restaurants connected wiih the depots j where such restaurants are rented frQuj the railroad companies. As nearly every restaurant along the j road is rented from the railroad com • pany the order has a very wide scope. ; The main purpose of the innovation jis to prevent, the trainmen from | drinking while on duty. At the same time the order will cut off a large portion cf the revenue ot the railroad company, for at the many sta ions along the road rents for res taurants have largely increased after ! the pioprietors have obtained licenses to sell liquors. A Washington telegram says the cabinet has decided that there is no present necessity for the enlistment of volunteers. The situation was gone over at the cabinet meeting very fully before this conclusion was reaeheg. 'The pt aside nt stands ready at any time it may app» ar necessary to authorize lho enlistment of volun- i teers should more men be deemed necessary, although believing such contingency will not arise. G.neral Otis is to be given 30.000 men. The additional 5,000 cr 0,000 troops to, make up the 30,000 will be taken ■ from the regulars now serving in Porto Rico, Cuba and in this country. I l Every newspaper mar, says an ex change. lias at some time in his busi— ° | ness experience met with the man | who takes more papers than he can j read. The same fellow bis paid 25, cents for an almanac, wiped his nose , on an awning, tried to blow ont an I elect! ic light, put a nickel in the | postoffice expecting the postmaster to appear, wanted to li ,k the cashier of a hank because lie closed at 4 o’clock, j and watched the sign clock on a i jewelry store wai'iirg for it to slrike. —Ex Telegraphic dispatches last Satur j day morning announced that I)r. James M .-Naughton Principal of the! j Territorial Normal school at Temp-, | had been elect* d to the office of Presi- 1 f dent of the Norma! school at San Jos“, I California, which is one of the largest of its kind in the west. Dr. Me- Naughton lias been with us about four years, and it is duo to his untir ing efforts and great executive ability that our Normal has reached 'is pre sent high state of tfflciency. A few years ago Arizona Normal diplomas were not held in such ve»-y high esteem, bat to-day it is a satisfactory recommend \tion for a teacher in a>*y part of the ur.ion. The new appoint ment cart its with it a large imreife in salary and great responsibility. We congratulate Dr. M-Naughton, and [join with his many friends in this ter ritory in wishing him every success in j nis new lit-ld of labor. I | The Town council nu t last Tuesday levelling in regular session. The Abidl- Wilbur-Mullen Co. were granted a private telephone franchise for their Tempo l.ne. The North Plaza was j turned over to the care of the Ladies’ j Improvement Society, The town at ! terney was instituted' to draw up a J number or ordinances. Wm. A. ! Kimball was them elected Mayor of j Mesa City, to till the unexpired term of David T. Le Baron, deceased. A committee to prepare suitable resolu tions on the death of the lute Mayor was appoint! d and consists of the fol lowing members: B M Johnson, W. L Sirritte and W . A . Kimball The Mesa brass band has been duly organized and meets regularly every Wednesday and Siturd.iy night. The band needs three or four mem ' bers to till up the parts. M- si needs a good band and the boys are going Ito furnish one. At present the band | needs a cornet, alto and bass drummer and as soon as these parts are tilled j will make rapid headway. L*t the | people join with the boys and give their support toward making the Mesa brass band the best in the ter i itory. i A large number of people attended • the funeral services of David 1 . L - , j Baron and George Shill last Friday ; afternoon. Services were held in the l cathedral and internment took place . in the, Mesa cemetery. RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE. At a meeting of the town council held June 6th, 1899, the committee on resolu tions made the following repout which was unanimously adopted. Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to remove from our rnidst onr fellow councilman David T. Leßaron, who also held the office of Mayor of Mesa City, and Whereas, the official and intimate relations long held by deceased with j this council render it proper that we ! should place on record our appreciation I <’t his services as a municipal official and his merits as a man; therefore be it Resolved by the Common Council of Mesa City, that while w-e bow with humble submissionaio to the will ot the Most High, we do not the less mourn for our friend who lias been called from his labor to rest Resolved that in the death of David T. Leßaron tnis town and community loses one who was always activu and al ous an J ready to co-operate in ail matters for its best interests; devoted to its vvehare and prosperity, one who was wise i*i counsel and fearless in action; an honest and upright tnau whose virtues endeared hitn not only to this council, but to all his fellow citizens. Resolved, that this council tenders its sympathy to the family and relatives of our decease ' members in this their sad affliction, and Resolved, that these resolutions be entered in full in the officia 1 of records this council, and that a copy, properly certified, be presented to the family of the deceased, and that a copy be pub lished iu our local paper. Resolved that the Mayor's chair in the Town Hall be draped for thirty days in memory of deceased. B. M Johnson. W. A. Kimball. W. L. Seriune. • Committee on Resolutions. A VICTORY FOR ajURPHY. ARIZONA GOVERNOR CARRIED HIS FO3 NT AT WICHITA. -- . ' - i It transpired that when the final recommendations wero inserted in ti e arid land cession resolution, adopted by the Trans-Mississippi Congress, at Wichita, Kansas, that the action taken had been in the nature of a . compromise in committee, rather more favorable to the out-and-out cession of arid lands to the States, if any dif ference, than to the construction of ' storage reservoirs by Federal aid, for i which $200,000,000 was ask< d. Previous statements that the ios'-lo tion pusses an unqualified indorsement ;of the storage reset ynirs plan, are oo sweeping, though even Gov. Murphy lof Arizona, who led the fight tor ! “cession,” conceded that the result was, as he expressed it, a “dead f II,” ; owing to the restrictions with which ; “cession” was hedged about. 'I his fight was the feature of (lie eongr. ss, i as it indicated the growing diverge! re jin interest between the Trans-Mios : issippi Congress and the National Ir- I rigation Congress, which later repre i sents sixteen States and Territories, j and is in the sole interest of irrigation, j The result was conceded by many ir I rigationists as a virtual victory for Go\. Murphy.—Times. I I Injunction proceedings were begun in ] the district court yesterday afttrnoon ; late by Judge Kihbey, attorney (or 11. E. Slesser, against the t?alt valley i canal, to restrain the latter from inter fering with the plaintiff in his efforts to get water out of the crnal. This is only another move in the matter ol litigation that has been in progress i>r some year.- between these parties. Acc >r ding to a decision of Judge Sloan some time ago the land is entitled to the water, i regard'ess of water rights, etc. On ibis principle Mr. Slosser has been trying to buy water ot the canal company wit.tom possessing a canal wa'er right. Being refused he has been helping himself t>> water, as nee tsibn demanded, when he has not hem prevented from dol ig so |bv officials of the canal. At vario is I times he has resorted to strategy a»d at other times to a good sharp file in rais ing the heidgite, but t lie cm w > tic u's 1 were discrete 1 *y on guard and it has been | a c i-c >f w i > w is th ? sli irps.st and m ; a’.toutivc to bUAness. In all prob tbili'y ; the case will now be cirri a l to high * r l courts and the principle up»a which the | suit is brought and the decision of J 'dge Sloan, will he thoroughly tested Lust, Tuesday Governor Murphy spent a l usy day at ins desk at tha executive office. He expressed a degree of satisfaction ovur the result of his efforts at Wichita. These were of corrse the resofoiSM of statehood, for cession of the arid lands, government aid, new depart ment of mines and miniug and the changing of the Oarey act so as to include territories in the cession of 1,000,000 t.cres direct. He was more than pleased while at- the congress in Wichita at receiving a large box Arizona apricots shipped to him by Mr. George Buxton and it gave him an excellent opportunity to blow the organ on the fruit future of this valley. Compliments were showered upon the fruit in regular boquets and Mr. Buxton’s experiment was a suc cessful advertisement for this sectioq of the world.—Gazette. SCHOOL TEACHEitS APPOINTED, The Phoenix school board met last night at the residence of Mr. Fickas and appointed the following teachers for the city schools: J. C. Cole, principal Central Build ing. C. O. Case, principal East End Building. "'W. M. McNeff, principal West Erd Building. Grade teachers’ Laura Dobbs, Ida Warren, Mar garet Williams, Allie Gray, Kate Christy, Winifred Dysart, Fthel Orme, Ada Kelley, Mabel Hancock, Marie La Chance, Ida Woolf, Mabel Early, Addine Bury, Lir.d Sheldon, Anna Perley, Carolyn Pottes, J. W, Anderson, Flora Cohn. The Phoenix Short Line has reha bilitated their Pullman service between Phoenix and Maricopa; passengers can lake the Pullman at seven o’clock in the evening, remaining in it until six o’clock the next morning, doing away with the necessity of occupying rooms at Maricopa. TELL YOUR SISTER A Beautiful Complexion is an impossi bility without good pure blood, the sori that only exists in connection with good, digestion, a healthy liver and bowels. Karl’s Clover Root Tea acts directly on the bowels, liver and kidneys keeping; them in perfect health. Price 2|5 eta. and 50 cts. For sale by J L. Barnett. Druggist. . ON EVERY BOTTLE Os Shiloh’s Consumption Cure is this guarantee: “All we ask of you is to use two-thirds of the contents of this bottle faiihfully, then if you can say you are not benefitted return the bottle to your Druggist and he may refund the price paid.’' Price 25 cts., 50 cts. and SI.OO. For sale by T. H. Barnett., Druggist. THE SOUTHERN PACIFIu L'*a'ls in completeness of equip mu.i , cO'ii.oi l ui iia..&pv.ipio.i.p ness of service, Fast and elegant trains, with pintsch gas lights on all cars. Dining cars on all limited trains. Ihe highest staudard maintained all tlio year round. No snow blockades, 238 miles the shortest line to Los Angeles, quickest time to all eastern points. For further information cal on or address, M. O. BICICNELL Agent ! | For the Boudoir, the breakfast, dinner or supper table —for any occassion where ! good tea is wanted,try the best that comes in packages. | :no. 3).