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THK COCONINO SUN.
M4e Flylm Jump.
The train that urrived at Gallup at
2:30 a. m. last Friday from Albuquer
quu lost onu of iti-i passengers in a
somewhat sensational manner. Ah the
train was about to slow up at Isleta
Junction a man jumped through the
closed window of the smoking car. He
landed without serious injury and got
up and started across the country at
breakneck speed. It is believed that
ho became suddenly demented.
He was a German, ulxnit thirty-five
years old, but his name is not known.
There was nothing alwut his effects to
lead to identification. His valise had
a New York custom house clearance
card attached to it, and It is believed
that he came direct from Germany.
His fellow passengers noticed that the
man consumed a largo quantity of cig
arettes en route and ho may have been
but another victim of this deadly habit.
At a late hour nothing has been heard
of the curious acting stranger.
Yutnt Prison Statistics
Supt. Dorrington has filed his report
on the" Yuma enitentiaryt and gives
the following Interesting information:
There were in confinement at the
close of last quarter 200 males and 3 fe
male prisoners: there were received
during the present quarter 1!), making
an aggregate total in confinement of
228; the discharges were 211 males and I
female, and there remained on hand in
confinement September 30, 1807, 10H
male and 2 female prisoners. The gross
expenditures for the quarter were !),
tWl.38. As credits against this expendi
ture are the following amounts: He
I'clved from the United Stutes for main
tenance of United StateH prisoners dur
ing second quarter of 1807, 91,104.75;
proceeds sale of adobes, $10; proceeds
sale of blue dirt, $3.80; deductions on
sales of prisoners' manufactures, $71.40;
total, $1,289.02. This amount deducted
from the gross expenditures leaves the
net expense, $8,392.37; net per diem,
$01.22, and the net per capita per diem,
The Rush for Sheep.
There is an inclination again for men
to rush pell mell into sheep husbandry
on the hypothesis that it will make
them rich in a few years. It is safe to
say that some now entering upon the
business of sheep raising will get out
of it with much less money than they
have now. While it is true that there
are better opportunities now than for
many years, the chances favor men who
know the business and will give it their
jwrhonal attention and prudent, econ
omical and intelligent supervision.
There is no other class of stock raising
that punishes blunder and mismanage
ment so promptly and Inexorably.
Many of us recall the fever of excite
ment with which men went Into sheep
raising eighteen or twenty years ago.
Many of these were men who knew
nothing of life outside of cities. Many
others, who had been raised in the
country, knew nothing of handling
sheep on the range. For a year or so
ptovldence seemed to favor them and
the Ignorant and inexperienced found
success. This fact built up the idea
that experience was unnecessary. All
sorts and classes of men bought sheep
and turned them out on the vast ranges
with herders as ignorant as themselves.
In a very few years the inevitable re
sult of Ignorance and mismanagement
came and hundreds of men were hope
lessly wrecked. Now at this time we
hope that profane history will not re
peat itself. Southwestern Stockmen.
Tucson Methodists are feeling quite
happy this week. For years they have
been burdened with a church debt of
$800. On Sunday a special effort was
made to lift the debt, and every dollar
of it was provided for, with some to