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HOW AByT THAT
BILL F LUMBER?
You have been intending to fix up the house
a little. Isn't it a necessity? You can't
. put it off much longer. Do vit now. ,
ur - Prices -
The Job Printing
(El)e Coconino Sun j
Does Everything in the Way of
Job Printing. ' vl.
THE BANK HOTEL
THE LEADING HOTEL OF
Tourists and commerciaftravelers will find the
above named hotel complete in all the modern im
provements of the day. The management will spare
no pains to cater to th5 wants of his patrons.
BY THE DAY
Also Dming Room -attached, where nothing but
the best the market affords is served to Guests,. ,
T. J. Coalter, Prop
NEWS DEPOT., . ,: .''.
uia A. KELLER', Pioi-FiieTFt.
FANCY GROCERIES, CANDIES, NOTIONS, 4 TOBACCO,
FBESH FRUITS, STATIONERY, CIGARS,
4U the Dalioaoies of the Season Fresh from the Market.
You are invited to oall and inspeot my Stook
Are - Right.
and Timber Co.
WEEK OD MONTH.
. , .
MIKE RICE IN SONORA.
How Logan and Robinson Were
Truth of the Tiburon Ma'sucre-IInd
Tlicy lieun Cautious the Ceris
Would Sot Have Mo-
1'iom tho I'bovnlx Ri-publlcan.l
Mikis Rice is u historicul-vharaelor
in Arizona. Ilu is known to almost
every oiio of its people and with every
corner of tho sunkissed laud is he
familiar. Tlicbo things considered,
the following extinct from n letter re
reived from him jesterdtiy hy a Phoe
uix friend will be. nil the more Inter
esting. It was written in Tucson:
I have been over u great part of So
lium and Sinalow since I left Fliocuix
and am heartily glad to get hack to
the aiid zone. While I have seen
much that wai interesting on my
travels, iu Mining, agriculture, dceuery
and great undeveloped lesources, yet
I lmu seen nothing to compare with
tho Salt River valley in pioductive
ness, climate and geueral possibilities.
Ilermossillo, Gtiaymas and Alamo
with all their wealth only added to
my appreciation of Phoenix aud her
excellencies. The Americ.iu who will
leave Arizona for the sister republic
to better his couditioji iu rfiiy capacity
will bo sadly disappointed.
I have met many Amciicans iu
Mexico who receive better pay for
their services than they could at home,
but when you cousider their mode of
living aud accommodations obtained,
distances from communication frith
home and friends, they aro ceitaiul)
uot to be envied.
I am contemplating a trip to Tiburon
Island to search for mineral this
spring. I was eugaged to accompany
Piof. McGeo on his scientitlu expedi
tion but failed to reach him in time
to accompany thu party, but I went to
tho coast in search of him aud met
him returning .from 'tho Island. They
were lepottcd taken in by tho In
dians, and I left Ilermossilla with re
lief, but it was uot necessary, although
they endured considerable hardships.
Not having animals, they were obliged
tb carry their water aud supplies on
their backs and as the topography is
rugged an water scarce, they were
compelled to remain longer than they
anticipated in order to collect curios,
specimens of mutual history aud take
topography. They succeeded iu se
eming a goodly collection of speci
mens, but failed to encounter the
Ceris, as they concealed themselves iu
the gorges aud ravines with which the
island abounds. Prof. McGee got
positive information as to the manner
in which poor Robinson aud Logan
met their tatc. ' , ,
Tho Iudiaus pretended to bo friendly
aud when they got them off their
guard, they secured possession of a
i i tie belonging to one of thu part)'
aud waylaid Robiusoii aud Logan.
It seems, according to thu account
of the Ceris who participated, that tho
pally had been on the island for sever
al days, comiug ashore iu thu morning
aud returning to tho boat at night.
The Indians showed a disposition to be
friendly, as is evidenced by the fact
that Clark, one of the party, tattooed
a squaw during their sojouru. A
hunting party was organized, consist
lug of Robinson, Logan aud six Iu
diaus. O'Brien, being ill, remained
iu the boat aud Clark on shore at the
landing with a skiff. Tho huuliug
party started for tho hills iu the in
terior, an Iudiau iu the lead, RobinsoL.
aud Logan following aud five Indians
iu the rear. After they had gone, an
Indian came running 'around a point
of rock ou tho beach towards Clark,
signaling, be conveyed the impression
that ho had discovered a large sea
turtle and asked for Clark's rifle for
tho purpose, of killing it. The rifle
was given over to the Iudiau and he
went around out of view of tho boat
and immediately proceeded to inter
cept the huutiug parti'. Knowing tho
country It was not difficult to cut
across a liltlo divide and concealing
himself awaited till Robinsou approach
ed his hiding place aud wheu within
a few yards ho raised up aud killed
Robinson 'with the first shot. Then,
turning ou Logan, he wounded him
wilU tho secoud shot,. tho other Indiana
closing in disarmed the wounded man
and beat hts llfo out with rocks.
Clark hearing the shooting so far from
the beach, know that something was
wrong and seeming tho skiff pulled off
to the boat just in time to save himself
and O'Brien. Finding It useless to
act further in tho matter, they pulled
off' and after several days ariiVed In
Gb'aymas, where they reported the
Carelessness was the cause of the
disaster. Had they been cautious,
I lie Indians would never have molested
them as they have a terror of fire
arms, aud with the least demonstra
tion' on tho part of the whites, the
Get is would havo never approached
With regards to tho boys I am your
friend. M. V. Rice. .
WOULD NOT HURT US
To Consider the Following Good
In talking aboulfucson to the Pros
colt Couiier Mr. Chas. Hoff s;iys:
"Tucson is improving fast now and
oucof the principal causes is attributed
to our Building aud Loan associations.
We have iwoj one was orgauizedabout
sevcu years ago and the next oue
about two years ago. Both of these
institutions build about $3,500 worth
of buildings a month. These societies
are great inducements for people with
out means to build homes, thus not
only becoming actual settleis and
citizens, but become interested iu good
city government and improvements.
Our modern Tucson is the outcome of
our Building and Loan societies, for
after borrowers become owners of a
cozy home they naturally become in
terested in tree planting,. water works,
city lighting and better streets. We
havo the best streets in Arizona now
aud more cozy homes proportionately
thau any town iu Arizona."
'Prescott needs more buildings, as
rd?is are high aud homes hard to obi
tain There is nothing that the pco
plo of Prescott could do at present
that would bo of greater advantage
and assistance to them than a local
Building and Loan society. You can
start one association now with from
1,500 to 2,000 subscribers, which, at
$1 per shaK, would mean so much iu
buildings and homes every month.
Under this plau not only the dues and
interest remain at home, but the
prolits also. The samo parties who
aro now interested iu the foreign so
ciety could manage this one. Citizens
without means could borrow money
from tho association and build them
selves a home, paying same back iu
monthly dues aud interest until paid
for, which is estimated will take about
eight aud one-half years. Instead of
paung rent, they are paying their
money into their own pockets. Iu
Tucson bankers ahd capitalists were
opposed to these societies at lirst, hut
found out Iu a short time that it was
advantageous to them, and now have
as much stock iu them as anybody and
are as enthusiastic. Indirectly it beu-
elits them by the building up of the
town aud creating a demand for good
property. The non-borrower can
make more money by taking stock iu
a local society than he cau by building
for renting purposes. The reason of
this is that all dues, premiums, interest
aud "lines are payable monthly aud is
thus compounded. There Is a good
thing in it for both the borrower aud
tho nun-borrower. The affairs of
such a society aro controlled by your
own people through monthly meetings,
and a person is not required to havo
any property to get money for build
iug purposes. Prescott surely ought
to havo a Building and Loan associa
tion." v . .
Tho Novada Southern Transfer.
A deed has been placed on record at
San Bernardino conveying W Mayor
Carlson of San Diego, as trustee, the
Nevada Southern Railroad. The road
is 40 miles loug, ruuning from Blake
Station, just west of Thu Needles on
the Atlaulic and Pacilic, aud north
ward to Manvel, on a direct line
toward Salt Lake. Tho deed was
signed by Isaac E. Blake, President of
tho Nevada Southern Company, at New
York on the 9th iust There aro a
number of rumors regarding the trans
fer. Tho oue mosl favored is that the
Southern Pacific is behind the deal
and will extend its system by tbia line
from Utah to.SiUL.Diego,
LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
FACTORY SAN FRANCISCO-CAL.
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OVERALLS AND SPRING BOTTOM PANTS.
EVERY GARMENT GUARANTEED.
EMPLOY OVER 3SO GIRLS.
By a receut election in Tombstone
the Democrats, gained control of the
Tucson people aro discussing the
advisability of building a street rail
way from that town to the univer
sity. Machinery for tho Silver Flake
Mining company lies nt the Prescott
depot. A maguiliceut Cot liss engine
is part of the machinery. Courier.
The Tucson delinquent tax list has
been completed and turned iu. The
real estate delinquent list amounts to
1,800.03 and the pcisoual list foots
The Supervisors acted wisely in
raising the bounty-on mountain lions
from $10 to $16. The petition to raise
tho bounty to $25 was tejected as
being excessive Globe Silver Belt.
Quite a number of parties who live
iu town can be seen going out every
morning up Granite creek, with tho
neceessary paraphernalia for place1
mining. Some of them, it is said, arc
doing well. Journal-Miner.
There will be no flour throwing or
other species of hoodlumism practiced
duriug the approaching carnival. The
officers of the carnival aud thu cily
officials will see to it that nothing of
like character will occur. Such doiugs
as were indulged iu last celebration
was a disgrace to the city, and prompt
measures must be taken to prevent a
A telegram was received on the 17th
inst., by F. M. Murphy, president of
the S. F., P. & P. railroad. It con-
vejed'the sad intelligence that Chas.
Arms of Ynungstown, O., oue of thu
men heavily interested iu tho S. F P.
& P. road, president of the Grand
Central Mluiug company of Tomb
stone," aud also interested in the Cou
gress mine, hail passed away that
afternoon. The deceased was well
known in this teiricory, as he has
visited Arizona several limes to bok
after his heavy investments.
Ex-Surveyor General Johnson has
been called to Santa Fo by the gov
eminent to be present at the criminal
trial of James Addison Reavis, in the
matter of tho Peralta laud graut
When Mr. Johnson was on the stand
iu Santa Fo oue of the questions Reavis
asked him was whether ho (Johnson)
would not put him in prison if he
could, and was promptly answered that
he would havo been there long ago if
Johnson's recommendations, had been
followed, and it now looks as though
tho last step to the stato prison was
about to be taken. Tucson Citizen.
A couple of months ago the Hudson
Reservoir aud Canal company made
application to the Intel lor department
for a right of way for its big canal ou
both sides of the river. Notice was
received at the land office yesterday
that the application had been approved
by Secretary Hoke.Smlth ou Jecember
23. There i? nothiug in tho way to
prevent the company from proceeding
with the biggest irrigation enterpiise
ever projected in the United States.
It was begun nearly three ago. First,
thero was serious trouble about funds.
Then a bitter dispute arose within the
company. This was adjusted by liriug
Judge Heudershott ,tho original pro
jector. There is said to be plenty of
available capital and now that the
matter of the right of way has been
settled the woik will go on immediate
ly. The estimated post of the-eystem
is $2,500,000. Star.
Our city has bceu having an ex
perience with the Dusty Rhodes ele
ment. Last week a highly educated
gent favored us with' his preseuce and
ou shuwiug credentials as a full-fledged
M. D., was taken iu arms by one of
our sympathetic physicians who stood
sponsor for bis board bill. The -pill
slinger made his departure between
two days, but before leaving ho traded
clothiug, shoes, uuderclothes and a
few other trifling necessities with
Andy Laswell and these is weeping
and wailing on South street. Before
donning the aforesaid robes, Dusty
took a bath, which is tho only good
recommendation lie left Kingman
with. If a long, spindle-legged indi
vidual with a doetoi's diploma bobs up
farther aloug the line either way, nail
him for the stolen riclifs contained on
his frame. Kingman Mineral Wealth.
A New Gold Strike Near
The Tombstone "Prospector" says
of the uew strike at Fittsburg aud
Claims have been located aloug the
ledges for a considerable distance and
the vicinity is now monumeuted in
all directions. Parties from the Pearce
mines flocked to the uew strike, and
not tho least among tho number of
locators are Tombstouers.
It is asserted by competent miners
that from the shuwiug iu the original
liudone can easily mortar out $50 per
day. Some of the ore when broken
open reveals a wealth of thejellow
metal, and although during the excite
ment not much sinking has been done,
yet with every strike tho bottom
The original locators have threo
claims taken up along the ledges
which, as before stated, constitute
three in number, ruuning parallel and
of an average of 3 feet in width each.
This district is about 13 miles from
Tombstone, of easy access and good
roads; aud as a mattei of convenience
this place will be the point where
they will get supplies. Stages leave
Tombstoue three times a week
Mondays, Thursdays aud on Satur
days, going-direct to the uew find and
to Fittsburg aud Pearceville.
J. H. Norton, of Wlllcox, tells tho
Star the following iu regard to' tho
big Pearce mines
Mr. John H. Noiton. of Los Angeles
and member of the lirra of Norton,.
Drake & Co., arrived iu lowu ou Tues
day uight from Willcox, where he has
been inspecting his commercial inter
ests at that point. Mr. Norton has
great faith iu the future of that com
paratively new mining region about
Fittsburg nud Pearcevllle, aud he be
lieves that, unless the plainest; signs
fail, it is destined to become a uew
Clippie creek. Notwithstanding re
ports of Its, sale the Pearce mine is yet
under bond. The owners were offered
$160,000 but refused it. Thu intend
ing purchasers theu took it nn bond at
$275,000 for six months, a coudition
being that $10,000 should be paid
down and $10,000 ou the first of every
mouth thereafter until the bond ex
A Valuable Prescription.
Editor Morrison of Worthington,
Ind.i "Suu.". writes: "Ynu have a
valuable prescription in Electric Bit
teis, and I can cheerfully recommend
it for Constipaliou aud Sick Headache,
aud as a geueral system tonic it has
no equal." Mrs. Annie Stehle, 2625
Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, was all
run dowu, could not eat uor digest
food, had a backache which never left
her and felt tired aud weary, but six
bottles of Electric Bitters restored' her
health aud " renewed her strength.
Prices 60 cents and $1. Get a bottle
at D. J. Brannen's Drug store.
The Coconino Cycling Club have
elected the following oflicerss F. W.
Sision, president! Porter W. Fleming,
first vice-president S. T. Elliott,
second vice-president Thos. Bell,
secretary and treasurer; C. H. Coble,
eaptaiu; Dr. P. G. Cornish, 1st lieur.
J. M. Bran ueu, 2ud lieut., W. H.
Switzer, color bearer.