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ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITOBY, THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1886.
WHOLE NUMBER 73.
JR. W. T. DALBY, "
-PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
-Mt. 'jfokiix, Arizeaa Territory.
-j. a. Kusii. E. W, Wflls, Scmner Howard.
RUSH, WELLS & HOWARD,
ATTORXUVS & COUNSELORS AT LAW,
Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona,
49-WIll at end promptly to all business en-
tnmed to them in tne uounsoi ivecoru ui mc
PKESCOTT, A. T.
ST. JOHNS. A, T.
Land business a specialty. Office in Court House,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
FLAGSTAFF. A. T.
w. ntr. a nr Stnre OoDOsite R. R. Depot.
Will give prompt attention to calls from any
.tat eng ihe line of the A & P. R. R
CLERK OFTHE DISTRICT COURT ;
RECORDER APACHE COUNTY,
AND U. S. COMMISSIONER.
Special atrention given to the examination
and transfer of titles to Real Estate in the county.
Office In Court House, St. Johns, Arizona.
HOLBROOK, A. T.
m office In Conrt House.
J2T- L. GUTTERSON,
ST. JOHNS, A. T.
Office in Court House.
n a NOiDARYr PUBLIC,
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, .NOTARY PUBLIC,
HOLBROOK. A. T.
' FLAGSTAFF. A. T.
' AtUrerfGeacral of Arizona.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
OrricE Orer tho Bank of Arizona,
l-ly.' ;i ; IJreicott, Arizona. :.
R. EGGEIiS, .
(Diitrict Attorney of Yavapai County.)
PRE8COTT, - - ARIZONA.
J.jClIRXDOS. " J.J.HAWKINS.
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PRESCOTT, A. T.
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ST. -JOHNS, - - - ARIZONA
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LIVE STOCK NOTES.
Items of Interest to Stockmen, Gath
ered from Reliable Sources.
Wilcox Stockman : Horses in the
Salt River Valley are affected with
a mild type of epizootic.
Journal-Miner: The loss of cat
tle in this Territory during the past
winter has not amounted to one per
cent from all reports received.
Silver City Enterprise : The Geb
hardt Cattle Company of Duncan,
are gathering their young beef cat
tie preparatory to driving to Colo
Vernon (Tex.) Guard : Grass is
on the jump and cattle are putting
on fat rapidly. Some juicy beef
may be expected on the local mar
Silver City Sentinel : Donaldson
Eliel have purchaseb five hundred
head of cattle in northwestern Tex
as and will have them shipped here
Colorado City Clipper: Mr. W.
B. Newton sold this week to Pea
cock Bros. & Wiren 1,500 stock
cattle, one and two-years-old, for
$10.75 and $15 respectively.
Fort Collins Express : The capi
tal stock of the Northern Colorado
Live Stock Company is $50,000.
Twenty-five thousand dollars has
already been placed.
Silver City Sentinel : The Mexi
co and Texas Land and Cattle Com
pany of Chihuahua are drawing
three thousand head of cattle from
their ranch in Mexico into Grant
Exchange : Floyd Jarrett, a prom
inent stockman ot Central New
Mexico, is of the opinion that that
section of country is the best cat
tle breeding district in the United
Fort Worth Journal : Pat Cogh-
lan, of Tulerosa, New Mexico, ac
companied by his wife, is in town,
and it is rumored that he also is
looking for a few usand-lappers"
and "dogies" wherewith to stock
Socorro Bullion : The western
part of Socorro county is full of
men looking for steers to ship east.
Upcher & Stevens have made a
deal with Kansas City parties for
all their shipping steers at 3Ac de-j
Stock Grower: John Saucier, a
well-known Black Range pioneer,
is the poorer by twenty head of
oxen that a neighbor is reported to
have followed oft' in the straight
and narrow path that leads into the
wilds or Arizona.
Stock Grower : The sale by Ir
win, Allen & Co., of the Kansas
City stock yards, of twelve carloads
of Arizona two-year-olds, averaging
739 pouds, to farmers for "graziers"
at $3.50 per hundred, ought to eng
courage more such shipments.
Springer Stockman : A splendid
rain struck this portion of the
range country yesterday morning
at an early hour, and from appear
ances must have spread over a large
area of country. The cattlemen
did not appear to be displeased
Exchange: The Penasco Live
Stock Association, of Lincoln coun
ty, that has shown as much vigor
as any of the smaller associations
of New Mexico will apply for mem
bership in the territorial associa
tion at the next meeting of the as
sociation. Stock Grower: Upcher & Ste
vens, of Socorro' county, have com
pleted arrangements to ship about
2,000 head of steers, to the Kansas
City market, the shipment to be
made as soon as the round-ups are
finished. White & Holmes receive
Exchange : D. C. Cantwell, of
Fairview, New Mexico, the general
manager of the Black Range Cattle
Company, which has the distinct
tion of owning the bestlierd of cat
tle running on the Gila, has dis
posed of all his interest in the com
pany to James Moore.
Las Vegas Optic : Grass on the
range is coming on nicely, and cat
tle will soon begin to shed their
mangy coats. There is very little
nourishment in young grass, how
ever, but it cleanses the blood of
the animal, and puts him in condi
tion to take on flesh as the plant
Exchange : Mr. J. E. Raymond,
the'Arizona cattle man, will go to
Kentucky in a short time where he
will purchase some of the finest
cattle that can be secured. These
he will put on his ranch, and from
now on will improve the grade of
his stock all around.
Exchange : According to the fig
ures just made public by the gov
eminent, three times as many dol
lars worth of wool came into the
country, during March of this year,
as came in during the previous
March. 1 his was caused in part
by lowering of the tariff duties in
Dallas News : J. F. Wares, who
has for ten years been manager of
Gregor3r, Cooley & Co.'s business in
ChicagOjhas purchased a one-fourth
interest in Peacock Bros', ranch,
consisting of 35.000 head of cattle,
located south of Colorado Cit
Mr. Wares was in the city 'ester
day eng route to the ranch, where he
will make headquarters.
Lincoln (N. M.) Leader : The par
ties who drove cattle into this coun
ty late in the fall last year are hav
ing heavy losses. The V V is losing
a large number of cattle. It is said
that the rivers are lined with dead
cattle. The Pecos round-up had to
postponed on account of the bad
condition of the cattle and grass
.Albuquerque Journal : A cowboy
fron the neighborhood of Taos, but
nearer the Red river, informed the
Journal that on account of deep
snow in the mountains, cattle had
wintered badly there, the loss being
uncomfortably large. The deep
snow, however, was not without its
compensations, the grass now being
unusually good, owing to the irri
gation caused by the melting snow
Exchange : When one is buying
improved stock he may just as well
determine to have nothing that can
not go in the register. The imme
diate returns may not be better
than unregistered stock, but the
progeny will always sell for nearly
double the price, and it makes a
great difference in selling calves
whether one gets beef prices or
breeding stock prices.
Stock Grower: The Littlefield
Cattle Company has added to the
already large herds on the Pecos
river in Lincoln county, 3,000 head
of one and two-year-old steers,
which they will allow to crop the
short grass on the Pecos range un
til ready to turn off as beef. If
conditions remain for any length of
time in that section as they are at
present, the lives of those steers
will be spared for many years.
Grand Junction (Col.) News:
The Chiquito stockmen are agree
ing on a very sensible and wise plan
for providing the range with bulls.
They propose to go together and
prorate the purchase of a lot of
fine bulls, mostly blacks, and have
them owned in common on the
range. This will do away with the
usual growling about bulls and will
treat all alike. If other sections
would follow suit the grade of cattle
would be improved.
Cheyenne Journal: The range
country, taken as a whole, has been
unusually dry this spring. As a
result the grass is short through
out a large area. In parts of Texas
the cattle are doing no good and
unless rain comes soon there will
be heavy losses in young calves,
caused by long tramps after.wgter.
Most of theScountnv ealit of the!
Rocky Mountains is dry, while
Oregon is having an unusually wet
Reqo (New) Gazette : Louis Dean
has captured seventy head of wild
horses, which have been running in
the mountains for many years in
Roop county, and which are the
descendants of some fine stock
turned out in that country by Hon
L. T. Fox during the time he owned
"the range. Among those captured
is the roan stud which the vaqueros
have been trying to secure for the
last eight years, and is said to be a
very fine horse.
Southwest Sentinel : The coun
try continues to grow drier and old
established cattlemen are beginning
to kick about men with an insuffi
cient water supply feeding and wa
tering their stock on other people's
ranges. Large numbers of cattle
have come into the country during
the past year, and unless irrigation
is largely resorted to, no more cat
tle should be brought in. In any
case the natural increase of the
herds now here will completely
stock the country in a few 'ears.
Silver City Enterprise : Jas. W.
Summers and J. C. Minor, two
wealthy and extensive stockmen
from Keokuk, Iowa, visited Silver
City this week in search of a stock
range to accommodate 12,000 head
of cattle,which they wish to remove
from No Man's Land. Owing to
the continued sickness of Mr. Mi
nor they were obliged to return
home lor the present and will lease
fenced pasture land for this season
and visit New Mexico next fall to
The following facts are reported
by Mr. E. E. Wilson, of Kansas
City, who is manager ot the Texas
Land & Cattle Company : "In the
fall of 1882 Mr. Wilson had spayed
815 head of heifer calves and the
next spring gathered 800 of them,
showing a loss of a little less than
two per cent, which induced him to
continue the work, and up to 1884
he had between 5,000 and 6,000
head spayed, on which the losses
have not exceeded two per cent.
This work was done on their ranch
m Southern Texas, and performed
by Dr. Willis, of Iowa, who is said
to be an expert.
Colorado Springs Gazette : A cir
cular has been issued by the execu
tive committee of the Sixth Dis
trict Cattle Growers' Association
stating that on account of the fi
nancial condition of the associa
tion it will not be necessary to levy
an assessment in order to pay the
expenses of a rider south of the
Arkansas river. The circular also
states that the committee is about
to publish a brand book with new
cuts, and requests.each member to
send his principal brand to the sec
retary before May 20th. Now would
be a good time for members to join
to obtain the benefits of this book.
The dues are only $2.50 per annum.
Taylor County News : The cattle
trail is now turned via Abilene on
account of the country having been
fenced up east of us. On the 22d
ult., Pryor's herd, from Kimball
county, of 1500 head of steers,
passed here. On the 5th instant,
Blocker, Driskill & Davis' herd of
3,000 two-year-olds passed in charge
of Mr. Walker. On the 6th instant
the same firm had 2,000 head pass
in charge of D. A. Murchason, Mr.
Murchason informs us that Block
er, Driskill & Davis have now eng
route some seventeen herds of cat
tle with from 2,500 upward in each
herd ; they will pass through Abi
lene. They are purchasing a great
deal of their supplies at this point.
Exchange : At the recent meet
ing of the Western Socorro Stock
GroSyrs' Association the following
resolution was passed : That where
as we consider this part of the range
country to be fully stocked, and
that the tendency is to destroy both
herd and range byjthe introduction
of more cattle than the , range. will
hold ; therefore be it resolved, that
the members of this association
will not work at the round-ups with
any man who shall hereafter place
cattle on any range in this district
now occupied, and where the right
of tenure is fully established and
Pallas News : Very dry weather
is reported in Presidio county.
There are 85,000 head of cattle, and
there is at present only about water
enough to supply half that number,
though in any season of ordinary
moisture the count" would support
three or four times as many as are
now in it. An abundant supply of
excellent water is found during the
dryest times at depths varying from
30 to 60 feet, and in a year or two,
when eattlemen get wells, even a
longer dry spell than the one they
are now passing through will not
affect the cattle interests adversely.
There are no buyers in the country
west of the Pecos, and even if there
were they could not purchase at
the present rates, as the cattlemen
of that region are in very good fi
nancial condition and can hold on
until there is an improvement in
Rocky Mountain Husbandman :
The question of riparian rights
whic has long agitated the minds of
the farmers in countries where irri
gation is necessary, has at last been
brought to an issue in the supreme
court of California, a decision be
ing rendered in favor of the ripa
rian owner. The case in point is
one of years' standing. Lux &
Miller had brought suit against the
Kern River Land and Canal Com
pany to enjoin them from diverting
the water of the Kern river, which
flowed thiough their lands, and
have at length obtained a decision
in their favor. The opinion in the
case was written by Justice McKin
stiy, and embraced over three hun
dred pages of manuscript. It holds
that the water flowing through lands
is a part of the realty a principle
which is based on the old common
law of England, which it maintains
is still in force. Justices McKee,
Thornton and Sharpstein concurred
in the opinion, while Chief Justice
Morrison and Justices Ross and
Myrick dissented. Thus it will be
seen that while the decision is final
so far as the State of California is
concerned, it is not very strong, in
asmuch as it is only sustained by a
vote of four to three, and will not
have much effect upon the country
at large, until the question is pass
ed upon by the supreme court, the
highest tribunal in the land. Should
this body concur in the California
opinion it will completely upset the
title of water rights and render
them as worthless as the paper upon
which they are recorded. This sub
ject is one of great importance and
has been before the people for near
ly a hundred years, and though rip
arian rights were recognized to
some extent in the long ago the
claim almost jbeoome obsolete, all
modern transactions having been,
made on the basis that water flow
ing through land was no part there
of, but was an independent realty
of itself, and became the rightful
property of its first appropriator,
provided such appropriation was
continuous ; and water rights have
been bought and sold with the same
confidence that has governed land
transactions. But if the California
decision is sustained the whole ba
sis of water titles is knocked into
a cocked hat, and the best water
right in the world is not worth a
fig. Even to the riparian owner it
is of but little value as he can only
obtain possession of it where, it eng
ters his land and must return it to
its natural channel where it leaves
his possessions. But as water is
largely consumed by its diversion
from its proper channel, we-ques-tion
if its appropriation forjrriga
tion purposes, under the riparjan
hypothesis may not be prevented
altogether. This opinion is very
unexoected, and is undoubtedly the
severest blow western agriculture
has ever yet received, and promises
to lead to more complications -than-anv
and all Questions with which -
1 the husbandman, has had to deal;