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A. F. SHEWMAN, Publisher. MESA CITY, ARIZONA ♦•Early to bed" may result In wisdom, hit, If so, how did the owl get his repu tation? Those Chinese Boxers may bf good tghters, but they don’t stick to the rules of the prize ring. , A good many failures are due to the JSact that the so-called opportunities in i man’s life are not labeled. The Boers are expert at making Ireks, but General Bobs has apparently been able to take the most tricks. That Texas girl picked up by a cy clone is on record as not liking it. Still few are likely to be carried away with Admiration for these phenomena. In classic times it was believed to be Iweet to die for one’s country. If Aguin- Udo had died as many times as report ed te would certainly be a regular boneyboy. Mr. Carnegie says he could raise |200,000,000 at short notice. Is not a man of Mr. Carnegie’s age who can perform that feat taking too many Hsks of dying rich? • Paderewski’s testimonial to the mu sical taste of the American people cost him nothing. The testimonials of the American people to the musical talent of Paderewski cost them many thousands. ; The three gentlemen of Constantino ple who were arrested for carrying plans of the sultan’s apartments con fessed that they had not located the laxact room where the wily old mon arch preserved his souvenir ultima tums. I The Buskin co-operative colony, Which recently went Into Involuntary liquidation in Tennessee, Is about to by it again in Georgia. A new expedi tion is also being planned to find the horth pole, and a London man is figur ing on starting a Christian daily. It Is the busy man, the man who la bors, the workmen, if you please, of the world who have built up the corn inanity, The trouble Is that they have Worked without unity of purpose and on too low a grade of intelligent pur pose. They are weakened by their low concep'tinn of their power and in fluence as well as by Ignorance of how to go about It. Os all the citizenship the busy and the working man has inost need of this public effort and are the ones who should press it. ' Another Illustration on the compara tive hopelessness of The Hague peace bonference is furnished in the fact that the English Government has a plan under consideration whereby every lad In the public schools of that country is to receive a military training with a .view to future possibilities of being called on to serve as a soldier. If the plan matures about four million chil dren will be subject to this new branch of learning. It is proposed to start in with their martial tuition at about the age of 11 and continue it for at least three years. During this time they will use dummy guns. When they leavb school they will form armed cadet or ganizations, and so become In minia ture exact counterparts of the present militia or volunteer regiments. All of which is quite a commentary on the way modem education is inclined to teach the young idea how to shoot. To wed early or late, that Is the ques tion which Is now agitating the minds of people who want to keep the human race headed In the right direction. (Whether ’tis better to rush blindly in to matrimony when one feels that he Is up to his ears in love or, by waiting, run the risk of meeting some one later ]on who will not be opposed to taking In boarders or looking after a grocery If necessary. Mr. Edward Bok, editor Os the Laches’ Home Journal, Informs us that no man can afford to marry before he Is 25 years of age. Mr. Bok himself remained a bachelor until he was well past SO, and we Infer from the advice he now gives out that he regards his present happiness as suf ficient to repay him for all the lonely years that elapsed before he really be gan to live. An Irreverent Western critic suggests that perhaps Mr. Bok looks back upon his years of single blessedness with so much pleasure now that he wants to help prolong the hap piness of others as much as possible by warning them against undue haste; but we dismiss this insinuation as un worthy of notice and too base for seri ous discussion. Judge Simjpon E. Baldwin recently de livered an address before the Ameri can Social Science Association on "The Natural Right of Man to a Natural Death.” He took the position that a man who was hopelessly ill should be permlteed to die without effort to pro long his life, and that medical men should not lengthen the lives of persons suffering from Incurable diseases. To understand the startling proposition It is well to understand that Judge Bald ,win is a man who does not enjoy mak ing statements simply to see the effect and to be amused by the adverse criti cism. He is a Judge of the Supreme Court of Connecticut and a lecturer on constitutional law at Yale. His repu tation as a jurist and thinker entitles him to a respectful hearing. Should the proposition be accepted by physi cian* think «* the art fuA wiatakes that would be made. Think of tho men who have been pronounced hope-* lessly ill who are to-day walking the streets in the enjoyment of perfect; health. Their lives had been prolonged, and then came recovery that in many cases is unaccountable. Man has a natural right to live as well as to die.i Life is sweet to most persons, and their wish to live is paramount to any rea-| son of expense and burden to others that they might be. No medical man's judgment is infallible, and few physi-j cians would care to assume the respon-j siblllty of the profession if those be lieved to be hopelessly 111 were to be denied medicine and attention that) would prolong life. Judge Baldwin’s'; proposition is contradictory to the highest instincts of humanity. PUGILIST WANTED HIS CHANGEi Bantam Annoyed the Conductor andj Trouble Resulted. The bantam-weight prize fighter, im*j maculate in a new spring overcoat andt a blonde hat, stepped on the street cari with a confident air and leaned against l , the rear dashboard. The conductorj looked him over with poorly concealed’ contempt. He was not to blame, for, the bantam carried no three-sheet post-) ers on his overcoat telling who he was. "Fare,” said the conductor rather sharply. The slugger yawned andi fished up a coin. The conductor shoved! It in his pocket and rang up the fare.j Then he gazed into the car and rode for, some moments motionless. < The bantam touched him on the arm.j "Well, what Is It?” demanded the' conductor, turning savagely. j "My change?” said the little fellowi mildly. “Change? Whatcher want?” cried the) nickel snatcher; "change for a nickel?”! "I gave you a quarter,” suggested the bantam. “You what? Well, say, young feller, | another crack like that an’ off you go in the ditch,” said the polite conductor.' The bantam looked him in the eye and said: “Are you going to give me my 20j cents?” "S-s-sp-p-p ” the conductor started j to say, linking his words together soi fast that they fell over one another, j And then he incautiously reached forth j an arm toward the dapper little man in t the light coat. ; When they had stopped the car to take the conductor off he was fit for a) surgical clinic. What the little fellow | did to him was certainly sufficient from, a scientific standpoint, and the messen-j ger boy on the platform methodically i rang up ten fares before he declared) the conductor “Out.” Meanwhile thej little man was standing on a corner sev-j eral blocks back lighting a cigarette! and telling a friend that some of these) conductors would get hurt some time’ if they got gay.—Chicago Chronicle. LESSON FOR BOYS. The Rise of Frank O. Lowden a For-j mer Burlington, lowa, Teacher. Frank 0. Lowden, of Chicago, attor-i ney and practical head of the Pullman Palace Car Company, and husband of Florence Pullman, and at one time a school teacher In Burlington, was iq Davenport, lowa, recently. His shorlj stay there Inspired the following in thej Davenport Democrat: "Not many years ago Frank Lowdeq was an lowa farmer boy. He eventu ally got into the lowa State university, where, as people of this city who kn6w him then tell It, he held the banner foB country verdancy and awkwardness, but along with it he held the reputation of being one of the best students and quickest learners In the institution. Hq taught in the Burlington high school foj a time, then gave up teaching for thq bar, then went to Chicago, and then thq rest came easily. Any bright boy might do the same. He succeeded in having) one of the richest girls in the country* fall In love with him, and when hep father conveniently died he came into the management of his vast estate, and a foremost position as a successful at torney and a man of affairs. Everyi lowa farmer boy ought to look up and| take heart with the inspiring vision of Mr. Lowden’s success to encouragt him.” Life of Laborers on Boer Farms. The native laborers on the Boer farms—often thirty or forty miles from the nearest village—have hard times compared to their brethren who work In the dorp (town); they are badly fed, badly housed, and too often treated as if they were cattle. One often won ders why an 111-used family of Kafirs does not pack up its few cooking pots and leave a cruel master; but the real’ reason of the Kafirs’ submission is that they are always Induced to make agree ment to serve for a certain time—per haps a year or two years—and if they go away within that period they can be brought back, beaten, and put in the tronk (as the Jail is called). The only food given Kafirs on the farms is mealies (corn), of which they make a very coarse flour and then boil into a thick porridge; and perhaps once a week they get a piece of mutton as a treat for specially hard work. Families. Small families are hardly the rule among the English upper ten. The av erage is six or seven. The queen is the mother of nine and the Princess of Wales of six children. Lord Aber gavenny is the father of ten, the Duke of Argyll of twelve, the Dowager Countess of Dudley Is the mother of seven children, the Earl of Ellesmere boasts of eleven, the Earl of Inchiquin of fourteen, and the Earl of Leicester of eighteen.—lndianapolis News. If you want to make a woman good and mad, ask her when she appears in a new dress where she had it dyed. 1111 nHI ! ] i Interesting General Information 1 About California i MENTIONED IN THESE COLUMNS 1 ] Selections That Will Be of Great Interest To Both Old And Young. * The Alameda charter election will be ; held on Auugst 31. < The San Francisco papers contain long lists of Fourth of July casualities. Articles of incorporation of the Anti- Saloon League of Santa Clara have been filed. Twenty-one new schools have been accredited at the University of Califor nia this year. San Jose will have a big fair this fall, from the Bth to the 13th of Octo ber, inclusive. St. John’s Episcopal Church at Bos tonia will be consecrated by Bishop Johnson on Sunday morning. A new free rural delivery mail route from Santa Paula to Elisio will be established on the 16th inst. It is expected that, towards the end of next week, 700 to 800 hands will be at work in the Stockton cannery. Mrs. Phoebe Hearst has subscribed to the Santa Clara County Humane Society the fee for a life membership. Francis Dunn of Berkeley is organ izing a branch of the California Water and Forest Association in Stock ton. The attention of citizens has been called to the boxes by the newspapers of the city, with the request that they be used for all refuse. Two more engines, running between Porterville and Mendota, via Fresno, are in the Kern City shops being changed to oil burners. Collector o 4 Internal Revenue Lynch reports that the receipts of his office during June were $344,262, against $294,943 for the corresponding month of last year. The Sacramento Board of Health has passed resolutions instructing the Health Officer to make a special report on the observance of the cubic-air ordi nance in Chinatown. The Ladies’ Improvement Society of Visalia has had sheet-iron boxes placed along the business streets of the city, for the reception of paper and other waste material. The Santa Clara county and Santa Cruz county iish and game protective associations will co-operate to prosecute violators ot the fish and game laws passing between the counties. It is reported that a Stockton youth, who was delegated to read the Declar ation of Independence on the Fourth, cut down that document about half, without the fact being noticed by his audience. The Secretary of the Sacramento Board of Health has been instructed to correspond with manufacturers of gar bage crematories, with a view to secur ing bids for the erection of a crema tory in that city. The Sempervirens Club of San Jose, formed with object of preserving the redwood forests of Big Basin, has ap pointed W. W. Everett, government agent of the Bureau of Forestry, to rep resent it at Washington. Sixteen thousand dollars, principal and interest of a sum deposited with the Stockton'Savings and Loan Society by the late J. R. Hewitt and then ap parently forgotten by him, has just been discovered by his heirs. The firm of George West & Son, which has recently started work on a new winery near Selma, Fresno county, is preparing to erect still another, six miles west of Fresno, in a grape-pro ducing district. Material for the build ing is now being shipped. The Lompoc Record thinks that grad ing on the Coast line will be completed by August 1, but says that, as there still remain six viaducts to be placed, requiring about a month each, the talk of having the road finished by Sep tember is obviously mistaken. A dredger to he used in excavating a canal three miles long through the Newell tract of reclaimed land in the northwestern part of San Joaquin county, was mounted on a house-mov er’s outfit last week and towed overland from Stockton by two traction engines. The Fresno county rock-pile has not been in se for two years. The Fresno Democrat says that, when the new Board of Supervisors took office and in augurated the striped-jacket system for habitual offenders, it acted as a whole some deterrent, and the rock pile has never been needed since. The steamer Amur arrived July 7, at Vancouver, B. C., from Skaguay, bringing $250,000 in gold dust and 140 passengers. Os these thirty were returning miners, who had sacks of from S3OOO to SIO,OOO each, while sev eral Vancouver merchants brought large returns from their branch stores in the north. According to the Stockton Mail, A. R. Flliottt, a land owner well known in that city and at Lod ; , is about to bring suit in the Superior Court against his son, T. A. Elliot of Mo desto, on the ground that the latter caused him to be adjudged insane and confined in an asylum for the purpose of securing his property. Secretary A. Ilertzel of the Sacra mento County Fish and Game Associa tion has sent a communication to the Board of Supervisors complaining that J the river is full of fike nets. The State Fish commission has adivsed that these be not interfered with, as there is no evidence that striped bass or shad of illegal size are caught in them. i At a recent meeting of the State 1 Commission in Lunacy at Sacramento, J a resolution was passed requesting | the judges of the seven Southern Cali | fornia counties, in view of the over ‘ crowded condition of the women’s de * partment of the Southern California State Hospital, not to commit to the institution any more female patients. The Game Protective Association at Santa Cruz has responded to an appeal from the San Jose Sempervirens Club, supporting forest preservation and in particular the movement of the Sun Jose club for the reservation of Big i Basin. The Cross Country Club of Santa Cruz county also formally ex tended its support toward the measure. | A three-year-old San Jose boy on Thursday secured possession of a Fourth of July bomb about the size of a walnut, and mistaking it for candy, bit into it. An explosion followed, which knocked the child senseless and lacerated his mouth badly, but he was not otherwise injured, and it is not be lieved that his wounds will cause per manent disfigurement. The San Diego Union says it is un noticed through Assistant Manager Les lie Comyn, that the steamer Strathgyle of the California and Oriental line is to be chartered by the government for a transport for troops to the scene of disturbances in China. After discharg ing her cargo at San Diego she will be hurried to San Francisco, there to be turned over to the government. Stockton planted a liberty tree on Independence Square, in soil gathered from Lexington, Bunker Hill, Concord, the site of the old liberty tree of Bos ton, the Boston tea wharf, Dorchester Heights, Faneuil Hall, Independence Hall, Philadelphia; Franklin’s grave, Valley Forge, Yorktown, Washington’s house and tomb at Mt. Vernon, and many other places connected with rev olutionary history. Major F. A. Sher man of Oakland, a descendant of the Sherman who signed the Declaration of Independence, took charge of the ex ercises. The steamer Strathgyle of the Cali fornia and Oriental line, which arrived at San Diego on Thursday, brought twelve Chinese passengers. The great est care had been taken, however, to give the vessel a clean bill of health, as she is to go into government ser vice. Both sailors and passengers were supplied with certificates showing that they had been detained in quarantine for fifteen days; that they each had been given a bath on the day before sailing, and that all their baggage and bedding had been thoroughly disin fected. There was no sickness on board during the voyage. The four new 50,000-gallon oil tanks of the Southern Pacific at Kern City have just been installed, two of them filled, and a few thousand gallons run nto the others. The company is plan ning to put in two more wooden tanks of the same capacity, and a steel tank that will hold 35,000 gallons. A big receiver has also been put in opera tion. It has two compartments of 3200 gallons capacity each, is operated by air and fills automatically. When oil is being taken out of one com part men, the other is filling. Or |joth may be filled at the same time. * Pima Indians in Distress. Phoenix.—The distress of the Pima Indians is increasing as the season ad vances. They will have but a fifth of the usual crop, and, though many of them are in good circumstances and can stand a year’s drouth, the great majority, will be destitute ere an other year, and a general famine is apprehended. There has been an ap propriation of $33,000 made by the De partment of the Interior for the relief of the Pimas and the Papagos. Sup erintendent McCowan says that this amount is but a drop in the bucket, and is urging that immediate action be taken by the government toward building a reservoir on the Gila River, with a capacity sufficient to perpetu ally irrigate 75,000 acres of land, the Indians to be employed in the construc tion of the dam. About 300 Indian children have been detained by Super intendent McCowan at the Indian school during vacation, in order to as sist, as much as possible, the poor families on the reservation. Never before has there been as little water in the Gila River as at present. There is not a drop of running water between Florence and Riverside. The cattlemen have resorted to scrapers, and the water holes thus made afford just enough water for the cattle. DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES Bryan and Stevenson Nominated by the Kansas City Convention. The Democratic convention which met in Kansas City last week, nomi nated William Jennings Bryan of Lin coln, Nebraska, for President, and Ad lai E. Stevenson, of Illinois, for Vice- President. The Chicago platform was reaffirmed and an additional 16-to-l plank incor porated after a desperate fight to de feat the same. Strong effort was made to nominate David B. Hill of New York for Vice- President, but the great politician re fused to accede to the unanimous wish of the delegates. The Silver Republicans held their convention at the same time. They ratified the nomination of Bryan for President and referred the Vice-Presi dential nomination to the National Committee, which committee reports in fovor of the support of Stevenson. TO SEARCH FOR ANDREE Several European Expeditions Fitted Out Kansas City.—Evelyn B. Baldwin of - Kansas and Artie fame, said to an As ; sociated Press representative that Capt. • Oscar Andre, brother of the Polar aqpa • naut, has just written him that several I European expeditions have been fit s ted out to look for traces of his miss ing brother and his companions. Baron F. von Toll will head the . Russian expedition, which is to search s the Artie coast of Phirope and Asia. ■ It will start from Norway, proceed s byway of Nova Zeembla, pass the en > suing winter at Cape Chelynski, and, ) searching the Siberian coast during f the summer of 1901, endeavor to reach Bering Straits. Capt. W. Bodewill this summer take ! a party of Germans to Franz Josef ’ land and communicate with thi Ital > ian expedition under the Duke of ‘ Abruzzi. A Swedish and Russian ex ’ pedition will operate in Spitzbergen. Three expeditions, one a Swedish, L under Prof. Vatthoff; a Danish, un ‘ der Prof. Amsdrup; and an English, under Capt. Robertson, have already ; started for the east coast of Green i land. i The sum of the dividends declared i and paid by incorporated mining com ; panics operating in America for the f live months ended May 31, 1900, ■ amounts to $35,744,899. SAFE AS A BARK *1 1 California Consolidated Petroleum Company 50 OIL con PAN IES IN ONE STOCK REDEEMABLE ON DEMAND IN GOLD AT PURCHASE PRICE Don’t keep the stock if you don’t want it, but send certificate to Company’s office and get every cent of your money back. All stock paid for in cash is redeemable, on demand, at 50 cents per share, the present price, at any time within thirty days from date of certificate. All money paid in installments refunded on demand at any time within thirty days from the date of first payment. This proposal is made in good faith and with capital to back it. It will be faithfully carried out, not for a few days, but for years, as the Oal fornia Consolidated Petroleum Company is in the field to stay, and will Con tinue this protective policy. The stock of the California Consolidated Petroleum Company, now 50 cents per share, will soon be advanced to one dollar per share, its par value. This advance will be stable, because tne revenues will justify it and because the company is strong enough to maintain it. It can never be worth less than fifty cents per share under the Company’s permanent policy of gold redemption. Any corporation that has faith in nself and in its future, and that intends to advance the price of its stock, can well afford to thus protect its sharehold ers for in protecting them it protects itself, for they are the company. The California Consolidated Petroleum Company owns 10,000 acres of the cream of the oil fields between Oakland and San Diego. It owns royalties on 5,000 acres leased to capitalists. It owns 2,500,000 shares pf stock in fifty selected companies. The first to introduce hydraulic rotary drills in California. This machine has a record of 1200 feet in 30 hours. We Divide Your Risks, and • Multiply Your Profits * * The rich man buys stock in many oil companies to protect himself from loss in any one that may fail. The poor man buys the stock of one company and takes his chances of suc cess or failure. California Consoliated Petroleum Company makes it possible for the poor man to protect himself as does the rich man, for a single share in the California Consolidated Petroleum Company repre sents an interest in fifty companies and an interest in 10.000 acres of oil land, and royalties on 5000 acres. By giving you an interest in fifty companies, and these lands and royalties we divide your risks and thus we multiply your profits. California is richer in oil than it ever was in gold. Its annual output will soon exceed in value its annual gold product. Millions of dollars are being made in California oil. People owning a small block of oil stock have sud denly found thremselves rich. As an instance of this the stock of the Home Oil Company which sold originally at a nominal figure made its owneers over SSOOO per share. An investment in this Company is at least safe, and it may mean ease and comfort for life. The small stockholder is absolutely protected* He cannot be assessed or frozen cut. The Company’s stock is non-assessable and there is no stockholder’s liability. Stock is certain to go to $1 in 90 days and may go to $5 by January. He is lucky who gets the stock at fifty cents per share. Why buy the stock of an oil company having limited resources when you can in one company invest in the entire oil field of California? Why do it? The California Consolidated Petroleum Company has men behind it of capi tal and high reputation. Their names are not only a guarantee of the honest handling of the money, but the success of the Company. This company is not a trust. It is not connected directly or indirectly with the Standard Oil Company, all rumors to the contrary notwithstanding. The stock of this Company can be bought for a short time at fifty cents per share, which is one-half of the par value. This offer will positively be with drawn and stock advanced to $1 per share as soon as the block of Treasury Stock offered for sale has been sold. Should the limited amount of stock offered at 50 cents per share be sold be fore receiving your application your money will be promptly returned. “First come, first served,” is the company’s policy in selling this stock. Purchasers may engage stock at once by paying one-fourth of purchase price, 12 % cents per share, and balance within sixty days from date of application. Not less than 10 shares sold. Prospectus and by-laws mailed on application. Officers and Directors. R. E. Blackbnrn, the President and General Manager of the California Consolidated Petroleum Company, has achieved success in the inauguration and management of large enterprises. He is known as California’s “Orchard King.” Hon. Will A. Harris, the Company’s Vice-President and Attorney, is a lawyer and orator of national reputation, and is acknowledged authority on mining laws. Fred L. Johnson, Secretary, who, though largely interested in gold mining properties, will devote his time and executive abilities solely to the Company’s interests. Senator S. N. Androus, Treasurer, is one of Southern California’s solid citizens who, deservedly, holds the confidence of the public. His good impress has been left upon the laws of this commonwealth. G. W. Luce is the Assistant General Passenger Agent of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company! which responsible position he has held for many years to the satisfaction of that corporation and the public. . . ... - T P. J. Beveridge, son of ex-Governor Beveridge of Illinois, is one of the most active or Los Angeles capitalists. The electric railway from this city, via Hollywood, to Santa Monica, is the latest monument to his enterprise. J.M. Hale one of the leading dry goods merchants of Los Angeles, is ouenf the fonr Hale brothers who own dry goods establishments in San Francisco Sacramento, San Jose, Salinas, Petaluma, Los Angeles and New York. Los Angeles National Bank, Depository. The directors reference: Bradstieete, or any bank in California. For Prospectus and Further Information Call On Local Agent or Address ROOMS 212 -217 LAUGHLIN BUILDING LAS AN6EEES, CALIFORNIA.