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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, THUBSDAjT, FEBRUARY 14, 1895.
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STRANGE STORY, BUT TRUE!
Billy the Bear-slayer Tells How Ho
Did Not Capture the Wily -Apache
Mot IHin nt tho TrystlnB Vlace of a
FuvoredSquawandTrled the Charm
of Music Upon Ills Savage Soul The
Kid Lilted tho Music lint Avoided
the Snares of tho Hearslayer.
ST Copyrlghtea February 10, 1SSW, J
By Billy the Bearslayer, Envoy Extraor
dinary to Her Majesty, Queen Ml.
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' "Tainiug n bear is not tho dcligbifur
piitimo it lias beeu.pictuicd by some
of tlio imaginative writers in tho large
eastern papers. You havo first got to
catch your bear, and a real hungry,
well-proportioned bear will not be
caught without n struggle. Many a
time has this fact been forcibly demon
strated to my entire satisfactiou.
Having speut the gi eater part of my
young life on the frontier, whore I
havo been for a considerable number
of years engaged in tracking the deni
zens of the mountains to their lairs
and there slaying them as I would
shoot down a number of street mon
grels chained to a doghouse, I feed
that I am an authority on be.xrs, In
dians and other wild animals.
It is not my purpose, however, to re
late a bear story at this time, but
rather to full the numerous renders of
The Coconino Sun how I failed to
capture the Ap.toho Kid.
Perhaps the most thrilling encoun
ter iu nil my experience occurred in
tho Santa Rita mountains of Southern
Aiizona. In company with a joung
tenderfoot who had come, west to ex
terminate the Apaches, I embuked
upon an p.xtiemoly hazardous expedi
tion. I had fully resolved upon tl.e
capture of Iho velvet-footed Apache
Kid ulivo if possible, dead if neces
sary. I was not actuated so much oy
tlio offer of iroivnrd as by the knowl
edge that in his capture Arizona would
be lidded of a pest Hint has long
menaced the safety of mountaineers.
Our equipment consisted of the usual
p.u-k animals, camping outfit and lire
arms, nnd my comp.iniou, being of a
musical turn of mind, carried with
him an old wheezy guitar. Tills ap
parently harmless-looking instrument
saved our lives, as tlio unfolding of
my narratlvo will show. Beneath a
pitiless sun that shot its hurning mys
upon every turn of tho tortuous trail,
we trudged through the cactus jungles
to tho bare brown hills where wc ex
pected to find traces of our human
gnmo. There was no sound of life ex
cept tlio occasional mournful call of
the Sonorn dove, the sharp bark of the
prowling fox or the melancholy moan
ing of the wind as it swept through
tho stubbly whiskers of the hill. I
knew the Kid's haunts as I know my
Shakespeare, and I hail determined
upon a strategic plan of campaign
that I am proud to sny was really Na
poleonic In its tendency. About fifty
miles from Tucson, in tlio heart of the
mountains, thero dwells a comely
Mjuaw whose young affections have
been toyed with by no less a porson
ago than the faithless and frisky
Apacho K'ul. Once he was her avowed
lover, and sworo by tho moon and in
the name of tho countless number of
palefaces who have bitten tho dust at
his uchest that no would be as con
stant as the moon by which ho swore.
Alas, tho fickleness of man especially
the red man! Tho Kid made a sudden
rip to Mexico and in tho land of tho
lithe and willowy snnoria he found
another sweetheart, to whom ho told
tho old, old story of his love. And
back in tho mountains of Aiizona tlio
Apache maid sobbed hcnclf to sleep
nnd fostered the germs of revengo
tlint should ono time burst into an all
consuming name. It is not necessary
that tho reader shall know the fctory of
nv acquaintance with this Indian girl.
Suffice to sav that my feeling toward
hc was put-ply ono of brotherly Inter
est and sympathy for her forlorn con
dition. I could not hope to supplant
tho Kid in her affections, but knowing
as I did that sho sought revenue I s iw
that hero was au opportunity that
might bo employed to pusnaro tiio Kid
into a net from which ho could with
djflleully extricate himself.
Repairing to their trysting place,
which was in a cleft of rock in a deep,
gloomy canyon overlooking which
led gen of fantuitlo formation seeniod to
frown a warning to those bolow, my
companion and I awaited the coining
pf tlio maid. Sho did not disappoint
lis. Her faco bore traces nf Iior great
prlef, yet between tho lines of paint
ono could rend tho story of her wrongs
nnd tho yearning for rovengo depleted
' "Ah, sonnr," she said in the Mexi
can tnngiio, "why do yon como here?
Do yon not know yon are running a
I then unfolded to her my design of
capturing tlio Kid. Upon his next
vhiit, she was to lure him to her camp,
clmi'iii him will) the magnetism of her
convcisational powers and use every
artllico iu tho gift of woman to bring
him to forget that there is a pi ice upon
ids head. She was then to dull his
senses uitli copious draughts of tis-
win, the native tanglefoot, and wlnlo
ho slumbered, in the d:uk of night we
weie to fall upon the famous Indian
I&hmncl and hi ay him.
Sometimes our deeo plans do fail us.
ami so it happened in this case. Even
while the dark conspiracy was hatch
ing, tho Indians came. The gray
rocks far above our heads seemed sud
denly to grow brighter and larger, as
though a tult oi Jolinge had sprung
into life nt tho touch of Nature's wand.
The Indian girl's quick instinct told
her danger hovered near oho at
oilco know that tho foliago that grew
so suddenly upon the rocks was
nothing less than the feathered heads
of .several braves.
"Wo aro lost," she whispered, point
ing o tho shadowy figures that were
now slowly creeping along so as to
liuiti us in on all sides.
An idea inspired me to try the effect
of music on the savage beast, and iib
scrving the guitar strung loosely at
the side of my partner. I muttered:
"Play, play for our lives'."
At that moment our hearts t were
fioen with horror, for the red fiends,
with that hair-raising, gurgling crv
that once heatd will live in memory
forever, sprang nimbly down into tho
cam on and advanced toward us, ges
ticulating savagely and all the while
pointing their weapons at us menac
ingly. My tendeifoot friend was paralyzed
"Play, man, for Heaven's sake,
plaj I" I again implored him, and grab
bing niv witter canteen I began to be
labor it with my ftet. The lad then be
gan to pick tho sitings of tho guitar,
and really theelToet.wns wonderful. In
stantly the Indians paused aud looked
in amazement at the musician. As the
strains of tho boisterous melody of
"Ta-Ra-Ra-Booni-De-Aj" broke upon
the air the Indians, led by tho Kid,
whom I easily recognized from de
scriptions of him, began to sway their
sinuous forms backward nnd forward.
Slowly at first, then aS'the inspiration
of tho inunie seemed to possess their
savage souls, they moved, down the
canyon, like so many stunted trees
bi'nt. .and carried nwav liv tho wind.
Silently and swiftly they circled, as if
entranced by the music that trembled
on the wind, and ever as tiny moved
tho musician plaed with all tlio ardor
of a Paderewski. Clearly tho savages
looked upon us as visitors from the
spirit world and we rcolved to play
tlio role of goblins to tho bitter cud.
I thumped upon the musical end of
the canteen with all the vim of vigor.
mis young manhood, nnd the tender
foot musician never before put so
much execution into his work. His
technique was entirely overlooked in
tho hurry of circumstances. Really,
ho seemed fascinated at the strange
spectacle before him. The hills were.
roughly clad in the rocks nnd wild
shrubbery peculiar to that region, and
gradually, ono by one, the Indians dis
appeared behind tlio rocks. We had
traveled a great dislanco before this
unexpected tiling occurred, yet on wo
moved as though beckoned by an un-
seen hand. Our hands were mangled
and bleeding from contact with tho
cactus growths that lined our devious
course and as I glanced nt tho youth
from Now York I saw that ho was de
lirious. Still ho industriously played
tho guitar, tho whilo singing weirdly
in imitation of tho Indians. At length
lie reeled and fell prone to tho earth,
utterly exhausted in mind and body,
and I was practically in the same con
dition. There wo lay for hours,
scarcely able to moyo and in momen
tary dread that tho Indians would re
turn. But wc had hoodooed them.
They never came back and when we
had recovered wc lost no time in re
turning In Tucson without tho Apache
Kid. Tho Indian girl? Well, I never
know what became of her, but I
reckon sho has chosen a now tryttlng
placo and found a now redskin lover.
B1U.Y TI1E BEAItSLAYEIt.
IX THE HILL CITY.
A Newspaper Man's Impressions of
Flasstaff In tho AV ntcr.
J. C. McClintock, of tho Phoenix
"Gazette," who recently visited Flag
staff in tho interests of a railroad edi
tion of that paper, says in a published
At Flagstaff and Williams the fleecy
mantle covers tho ground as deeply as
three feet, fences and stumps barely
emerging to mark the puny claims of
rain. Little is melting. Each night
the thermometer descends to about
the zero mark, though through tho
day tho clear, orlsp almosphoro strips
the temperaturo of all chill.
The cold snap has had a stimulating
effect upon tho lumber industry.
Every mill contiguous to tho railroad
is sawing ties in almost desperato
haste, though tiro Atlantic & Pacific
is now drawing heavily upon them.
Tho log) for tb moat "art ar brought
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bringing a roadbed that would be im
possible to excel. The Arizona Lum
ber company, at Flagstaff, has man
aged to keep its railroad clear of snow,
and is piling up logs far in advance of
the mill's consumption.
San Francisco peaks nnd Bill Wil
liams mountain both have upon them
the deepest of fluffy nightcaps. In
the ravines the snow is banked fifty
feet deep, and travel to their summits
must be perforce delayed for several
All of this, of course, is well pleas
ing unto the grangers of the southern
valleys, for the snow is the reservoir
from which tho irrigator will draw
his supply in tho months to come.
Transplanted n Ills Palm Tree.
S. I). Lount lias just finished the
most herculean tree-transplanting per
formance ever attempted in America,
by tho removal, at a cost of not less
than $75, of n date palm ton years old.
The tree was a bearing or female palm,
the only one of ten date palms growing
on his premises on Van Buren street.
It was desired not only to avoid all
risk of killing tho tree, but also to re
mnveVitwithout interfering with its
growth this season.
The men were employed to dig it
out. Iu order to avoid cutting the
roots, trenches were dug nt a distance
of four feet from the treo and to a
depth of eight feet, thus detaching
with tho treo a cubic mass with an
eight-foot edgo weighing about thirty
tons. When the trenches had been
dug a frame work of heavy plank was
built around the mass and four-inch
timbers were inserted under tho edges
of it. The enormous weight was lifted
to the level of tho ground by a process
of blocking ami was drawu to the de
sired location, fifty feet away, by a
windlass operating a system of pullejs.
An excavation ten feet square and
eight feel deep was waiting to receive
the mass, which was lowered into it
by reversing tho blocking system by
which it had formerly been elevated.
The job lasted two weeks.
There is so far as known but one
other instnuco of a removal of so large
a tree aud that was a date palm from
the Sandwich islands to the world's
fair. This incident shows that trees
arc held in proper estimation by Ari
VAXTS THE EARTH.
But the Baron Will Surely Build Ills
Baron Rcavis, an alleged prince
of tho royal blood, who claims nearly
all the earth of Arizona, again comes
into public notice through a communi
cation sent to tho house of representa
tives by the attorney-general, in which
an appropriation of $25,000 is request
ed for fees and expenses arising under
tho claim. His lordship claims 12,
750,000 acres of land in Arizona.
An accompanying letter from M.
G. Reynolds, United States attorney
for the court of private land claims,
sets forth that tho claim is ouormously
largo, tho land is withdrawn from sale
nnd settlement and initiated titles
under tho public land laws have
been suspended. The largest and best
mines aud tho irrigation enterprises in
the Gila and Salt River valleys are cov
ered by it. The capital of Arizona and
its most flourishing towns and most
thickly settled portions of the'tcrritnty
aro held back, and today stand waiting
for the government to speedily and
successfully defeat, not only the claim
tint but tho claim itself. The grant
carries all minerals and Is absolute
If, concluded Mr. Reynolds, the
claim is not fully and completely de
feated it will subject the government
and its citizens who aro trying to de
velop the country to continual harass
ing, and will .stand as a menaco to
every enterprise inaugurated for tho
development of the mining and agri
cultural interests. The case can, ho
asserts, be won before trial by its care
lleney Knocked Out.
The caso brought by Francis J.
Heney, late attorney-general, in the
name of the territory, against T. J.
Cole, territorial treasurer; N. O. Mur
phy, Wm. Christy, Thomas Hughes
and N. A. Morford, is out of court.
The suit was an application for au in
junction to restrain the territorial
treasurer from paying to the other de-
fendantscertaln warrants issued by
tho late loan commission and to re
strain those defendants from attempt
ing to collect them.
The applicatiou was denied by Judge
Baker in an opinion of considerable
longth, in which ho takes the ground
that the attorney-general had no au
thority to bring the suit against the
protest of the governor. But even i
there had been authority the result
the denial of the application, woul
havo been the same since tho attorne
general had resigned and Mr. L.
Chalmers, who had been appoint
tlio govcrnoi to represent the t
in this caso, had made a, rott.
could only be construed as.
upon the part of tho plair,
continue the suit.
No question was entei
pinion concerning tin
case, though Judge B
the caso of warra"
Christy and paid
not have been
A Former Wealthy Arlzou.
The XeivlTork courts recently grant
ed, a' divorce to Gcorgo W. Hopkinson,
a wealthy jeweler, from Alice Webb-Osbon-Hopkinson.a
who lured many promiuent men to ruin
aud broke the hearts of many trusting
and loving wives.
This case is interesting locally be
cause "Judge" Murat Masteison, sever
al years ago a prominent Arizonan and
later of Now Mexico, became enslaved
of the woman and formed a disgraceful
liaison with her. Iu May, 1890, tho
precious pair quarreled and tho row
resulted in the arrest of the woman,
whom Masterson charged with stealing
$100,000 iu money and bonds and the
attempted as&asination of himself.
When he found tli.it ho had created a
newspaper sensation he withdrew tho
charge and further made a "monkey"
of himself by imploring his "darling's"
forgiveness in tho court room.
Meanwhile, tho judge's estimable
wife, who was then residing at Deming,
N. M., learned through the papers
of her husband's perfidy and she hur
ried to Now York. Tho shock of the
exposure killed the wronged wife. Her
death was dramatic in the extreme.
When she realized the awful truth of
her situation, she fell dead in the cor
ridor of the hotel at which she was a
guest. The "judge" was apparently
heart-broken over tho distressing de
nouement, but shortly afterward recov
ered and married a Chicago lady.
The New York papers describe Mas
terson as a fine looking, middle-aged
mine owner of Preseott, Ariz., who
was a prom'nent member of the Arizo
na bar and ex-chairman of tho ten i to
nal legislative council.
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subscriptions to raise money with
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O. U. W.'s and other excursionists who
will pass through here March 11.
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