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Alert for Any Item ot
News That 'Slay
Only two days more until Christ
mas. Childrens school shoes very cheap
at the New York Store.
Secure your seat for the show this
evening. Gensral admission 75 cents
Reserved one dollar:
New cit on, lemon and orange peel
at R. P. Mansfield's. 12-11 tf
Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins took their
departure for Phenix this morning.
They will give a vocal concert in that
place and return home.
Boths Baltimore oysters at the Los
Angeles Fruit Store. d23
The Rescue team of firemen have
had handsome navy blue knee pants
made for the race which takes place
on Christmas day.
Genuine champagne cocktails at
Hsnry Cam pbell's Keg House. 12-lCt f
Mr. William Ehrman, who has had
charge of the job department of the
Epitaph office for the past month,
took his departure this morning for
Los Angeles, California, where he will
remain during the winter.
Tom and Jerry at the Occidental
hotel bar. 12-lGlf
Our reporter to-day waited upon
the board of examiners, of the recent
examination of applicants for posi
tions as teachers in our public schools,
and was refused copy of ttie names
of the applicants who received certi
ficates. Tliis we think i; ' wrong as
the people who pay taxws should know
who received ertiticates who failed.
Go to WulcoU &, Mcssick's for your
Christmas turkeys, chickens or :hicks,
also for cranberries, mince meat. etc.
This morning a small boy dropped,
into our sanctum, loaded with sand
wiches, handsomely ornamented cake
and lots of pie which he ntated was
ssnt to us by the ladies of the Catho
lic church. We are truly grateful to
the ladies for this remembrance, nd
the whole force of Tub Daily Tomb
stone return thanks for the same.
Fine imported English stock ale
and porter on draught at Henry
Campbell's Keg House. 12-16tf
It is rumored that General Crook
will remove his headquarters of the
department of Arizona and New Mex
ico, to Albuquerque. This will cause
another town to denounce Crook's In
dian policy. We expec'. that his head
quarters will eventually wind up in
Yuma, the World's sanitarinm, the
epicure's paradise, the future metrop
olis of the land of gold and silver.
The prospect of such a result has
caused a fall of $8 per foot in town
Blankets and quilts very cheap at
the New York Store.
Jglhe hostile apaches are having
their revenge on the soldiers for the
killing of two of their number a short
time since, for on Sunday they lay in
ambush for Major Fountain and his
troops and killed Surgeon T. J. Mad
tlox and four privates, also wounding
Lieut. Cabell and a corporal were
wounded. We wonder now what
General Crook and Sheridan think
of this outrage. Their infernal lies
were a boomerang that has come back
Jfew raisins and currants at B. P
The preparations for the wresuiuB
match on Christmas eve are all made,
and both Christol and Schumacher
are in active training for the occasion.
The m.uers of the camp to whom
Mr. Schumacher is well known are
confident of his ability to throw his
opponent, while the friends of Mr.
Chri-iol. of which he has many, are
confident of his success. We are
positive th it this will be one ot the
CaMt matches that has ever taken
A Valuable Medical Treatise.
The edition for 1886 of the sterling
Medical Annual, known as Hostetter'a
Almanac, is now ready, and may be
obtained, free of cost, of druggists
and general country dealers in all
parts of the United States, Mexico,
.and indeed in every civilized portion
of the Western Hemisphere. This
Almanac has been issued regularly at
the commencement of every year for
over one-fifth of a century. It com
bines, with the soundest practical ad
vice tor tne preservation and restora
tion of health, a large amount of in
teresting and amusing light reading,
and the calendar, astronomical cal
culations, chronological items, xc,
are prepared with great care, and will
be found entirely accurate. The issue
of llostetter's Almanac for 1886 will
probably be the largest edition of a
medical work ever published in any
country. The proprietors, Messrs.
Hostetter & Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., on
receipt of a two cent stamp, will for
ward a copy by mail to any person
who cannot procure one in his neigh
A Shrewd Ueteetlve.
Some time ago a. confidential clerk
iu the employ of a firm in Indiana
skipped the gutter with several thou
sand dollars in ready cash. While it
was determined to hunt him down at
all hazards the firm did not feel like
wasting a great deal of money in so
doing. A one-horse country detective
was therefore employed, and after a
while he traced his man to Detroit.
The detective did not propose to share
any of the glory with the Detroit of
ficers, and he slid around for a week
before he learned that his man was in
Windsor. Then hs went over there,
still working on the quiet, and a nice
young man at one of the hotels in
formed him that the defaulter had
just gone to Toronto, but would be
back in a few days. The pair became
fast friends, and the nice young man
had his daily drinks and cigars at the
detective's expense. The two came
over to Detroit and attended the
theatre and had a good time, and it
was the opinion of the officer that he
never met such a nice young man.
Finally, a night or two ago, as they
landed from a boat on the other side,
the detective inquired :
,:You must be an agent of ome
"Oh, no," was the reply, "I am sim
ply traveling for pleasure."
"Where do you live when at home?"
"Why, I'm from Indiana!"
"Yes, you told me so the first day."
"Whereabouts in Indiana?"
"Good gracious! but my home is
only three miles from Vincennes."
"Yes, I know."
"What did you do in VincenneB?"
"Clerked for Lath &. Shingles."
"What! Why, that is the very firm
that was robbed !"
"Yes, I know," was the placid reply.
"And your name is what?" queried
"Great scots ! but you are the chap
who stole the money!" howled the
Yes, certainly. What are you go
ing to do about it?" calmly replied
the nice young man as he lighted an
The following instruments have been
filed in the office of the County Rec
Of A. P. Wade as to doing the as
sessment work on the Content mine,
Of William OToole as to doing the
assessment work on the Sea Surge
mine, Tombstone district.
Smogeler mine, Warren district;
W. F. Quirk.
Betweea Leo Korner fc B. H. Peter
son to engage in business at Ochoa
ville. The finest dressed poultry in town
at the Los Angeles Fruit Store. d23
Mr. Sol Israel, the boss of the camp,
in order to aiake room for his im
mense stock, will sell his toys, games,
dolls, wagons etc., at cost. 12-22 tf
Location notices can be procured im
any quantity at this office.
Slop! Mies!! StontS.
R. P. Mansfield will give to each
purchaser of his celebrated Reform
tea a handsome JapaMae "Curio."
Am Apache AmhuNcude.
Silvfr Cm-, N. M., Dec. 22. The
ambuscade, by the Apaches, of Lieu
tenant Fountain's command, near
White House, on Saturday morning,
was a perfect and successful surprise.'
The troops were following a fresh trail
with aviditv, without apparently
thinking of an ambush, and were
within a short range when the In
dians opened fire wfth fatal effect. In
the fight which followed the renegades
had every advantage, and it is a won
der that more of the soldiers were
not killed. The Indians being dis
mounted dispersed in various direc
tions and were soon out of the way of
pursuit by the troops. Surgeon Mad
dox, who is among the killed, was
about thirty-three years old, and a
native of Maryland, where his father,
also a physician, is still practicing.
He was very popular, and his death is
deeply mourned. This disaster to
the troops has created great excite
ment in this locality.
Pkebcott, Ariz., 22. A courier has
just arrived from Walnut Creek, forty
miles west of here, with intelligence
that Deputy Sheriff J. M. Murphy,
had been murdered there last night
while attempting to arrest D. W.
Dilda, charged with burglary. Mur
phy was warned of the desperate
character of the man and was offered
assistance, which he refused. Shortly
after leaving the neighboring ranch,
firing was heard and Murphy's failure
to return instigated a search for him.
They found where he had apparently
fallen and been dragged away, but
his body had not been found when
the courier left. Sheriff Mulvenon
and posse have just left, heavily
armed, for the scene of the tragedy.
If Dilda is captured he will probably
be lynched, as Murphy was one of the
most popular men in Yavapai county.
TheCuxloiu in Chicago.
A man with a red goatee rushed
into Binder's barber shop, on Eighth
street, late last night, and got into the
fourth chair, which is presided over
by a tonsorial genius called "Solitude"
who has never been known to say any
thing but "Next" since he has been
employed in the shop. The man said,
in a jerky way :
"In a hurry want to catch 10:25
train, Broad Street Station Chicago."
Then he began unbuttoning his
shoes. When he got them unbuttoned
he tossed them across the shop at
Sam, the colored brush boy, and said :
"In a hurry want to catch the
10:25 train, Broad Street Station
Chicago." John Houser, the barber on the
fifth chair, looked at the barber on
the fourth chair, then both barbers
looked at the man who wanted to
catch the 10:25 train. Then they
looked at Sam, the colored boy, wno
was gathering up the shoes. Then
they looked at the man's coffee col
ored socks, just as two customers hur
ried out. As a third was about to
leave, John Bach, the shop foreman,
whispered to him.
"Don't mind that, the man's from
Chicago. That's a regular custom in
The customer sat down again. The
barber called "Solitude" recovered
himself quickly and began shaving
the Chicago man. He was shaved in
a few minutes and when the barber
started to comb his hair he said :
"In a hurry ; want to catch 10 5
train, Broad Street Station, Chicago."
His boots were blackened and he
put them on in a jiffy. The colored
man started to brush his clothes. The
man put on his overcoat as he started
for the door. The colored boy started
to brush it and the man said:
"Never mind; in a hurry; want to
catch 10:25 train; Broad Street Sta
tion ; Chicago."
Then he slammed the door and
everybody looked at everybody in sur
prise. Foreman Bach said it was the
first time a man had ever taken off
his boots in tbat shop.
T WsMsm U 3fT Cnce
I will not be responsible for any
debts contracted by my wife, from and
after this date, and all parties are
hereby cautioned not to trust her on
my account. W. W. Baldwin.
Bon, Dec. 21, 1885.
Secure your scats for the great min
strel show at Schieffeliu Hall this
evening. Seats can be reserved at
Ashmun & Walker's eigar store.
We wonder what the trouble is
with the Western mail, sometime it
comes and sometimes it don't. Last
night it was two hours late.
It is to Miss Nettie Rafferty that
the Catholic Church is indebted for
the proceeds of the raille for a hand
some sofa cushion, and not to Mus
Minnie as stated in the Epitaph.
Turkeys and cranberries at the Los
Angeles Fruit Store. d2J5
Great credit is given to Mr. Billy
Fahy for assistance rendered by him
last evening in assisting the unfor
tunate man who met wih the acci
dent in having his nce cut off.
Fresh candies at the Lo Angeles
Fruit Store. d23
Richard Parks, T. J. Davis, city; E.
A. Price, C. B. Ay res, Sonora ; George
McThomas, Glasgow ; i.e :vorner, B.
II. Peterson, Ochoaville; W. II. Bris
tol, Tucson; Julian Sonntag, San
Francisco; E.W.Morrison, Willcox;
are registered at the Occidental.
Turkeys, ducks and chickens at the
Los Angeles Fruit Store. d23
A yonng man in the employ of J.
Mouasch, the popular tailor, met with
a very severe accident last evening
while passing through the door of the
Oriental saloon, a piece of glass be
came detached from the transum ovei
head and fell striking him on the
nose, almost severing that useful
member from his face. Dr. Mathews
was called and the wounded man had
his wovnds dressed and was taken to
The social dance given last evening
at Schieffelin Hall was a grand suc
cess, and some six or eight hundred
dollars was netted for the purposes of
paying off the indebtedness on the
Catholic church. The raille for the
watch and sofa cushion was conduct
ed in a fair and impartial manner.
After the raille the floor was cleared
and dancing was indulged in until a
an early hour this morning. Ticket
number 466 won the gold watch and
chain while ticket number 81 drew
the elegant sofa cushion. But the
holders of either tickets were not in
the hall to claim their prizes.
After the drawing .- ; elegant repast
was spread for the a i.lioucc by the
ladies of the church. Taken all in all
this was the most successful charita
ble affair that ever took place iu this
Till: IIOSTIL.K APACIIKS.
Amlirone I.jnll ol' Sulphur
Spring; Valley TcIIm ol
Ambroe Lyall, of Sulphur Springs
Valley, A. T., who is now in this city,
has had some experience with the
hostile Apaches, who have been off
the San Carlos reservation for the
past seven or eight months. He left
Wilcox, A. T., on the 22d of last No
vember and came here on business,
which will keep him here until after
the holidays. His wife and children
are now in Wilcox, where he moved
his family last October, so that his
children might have an opportunity
of attending school. Mr. Lyall has a
cattle ranch at Soldier's Holes, in
Sulphur Springs Valley, about 25
miles from Tombstone- There are
only about five ranches in Sulphur
Springs Valley, and there are not
more than fifteen men in a radius of
his place. The name
Holes" originated from the fact of a
soldier having, while searching for
water, dug a number of holes there in
quest of it, and was a- iply rewarded.
In response to a r. , vst that he
should relate some of the incidents of
the Indian warfare of his section, Mr.
Lyall said: On the 8th of last June
the hostile Apaches came within 25
miles of my ranch, and killed some
beeves belonging to my partner, W..T.
Sanderson- The Indians then left for
Mule Mountains, five miles away, and
and went into oamp and jerked beef.
Billy Daniels happened along soon
after the Apaches had made the and
struck the trail, which he followed
four miles, until he became satisfied
that it was an Apache trail and of the
course they had taken. He then
came back and getting a party to
gether, started for the mountains iu
search of the hostiles. The pursuers
followed the Indians well up into the
aonataiM aad came in sight of them
but the Indians must have had scouts
on the lookout and been aware that a
party was on their trail, as they closed
in on the pursuing party, and Daniels
who was somewhat ahead of the oth
ers was shot and killed. The balance
of the whites made their escape. Billy
would not have been killed if he had
not been so persistent in following
them into the mountains. From this
camp the Indians went into Gun da
loupe Canyon, where they came upon
a camp iu charge of eight seldiers, the
balance of the command being away
in the mountains searching for them.
The hostiles killed five of the soldiers,
and the remaining three made their
escape. In this camp the Indians
found a good supply of ammunition
and provisions, and after taking all
they could carry away they set fire to
The party which made this raid
numbered from fifteen to, twenty.
They went into an eight-acre lot near
a ranch half a mile from Sanderson's
and stole eight saddle horses. While
they were taking the stock two In
dians were placed near the cabin door
as a guard, but they got off with the
stock without any trouble. The re
turn trail of this party ran within
three miles of my cabin, and they
took a mule belonging to Sanderson
and me. Although only twenty In
dians were seen it is thought that the
full party numbered one hundred and
they broke up into small bands to do
more mischief. 1 bet there have heen
three hundred Indians riding over
the country. The toldiers don't pre
tend to be able to come up with them.
They ean't do it. The soldiers can't
follow them over the mountains. 1
have not heard of an Indian being
killed by the soldiers since they start
ed out months ago after the hostiles.
On the 1st of last October I took
my family in my wagon and started
from Soldier's Holes for Willcox. On
the night of that day 1 camped at
Sulphur Springs, and started the next
morning for Willcox, where I stayed
with my family. My hired man and
four or five other men started to re
turn the next day to Soldier's Holes.
They camped that night at Sulphur
Springs. My man slept near the
wagon and the other boys went into
the house to sleep. Just before day
light the Apaches made a descent
upon the camp and stole my mule
and eight head of horses belonging to
the Sulphur Springs ranch. They
probably did not imagine that my
hired man was asleep near the wagon
or they would have raised his scalp.
The raid was very quickly and silent
ly carried out, and the men in the
house did not realize that the Indians
were about until they carried off the
stock. Their trail was found at day
light by my man. Three of the boys
from the ranch took the trail and fol
lowed after them, but they were all
killed. This party, which consisted
of twenty Apaches, went from the
valley to Mike Noonan's ranch and
killed him. His body was warm when
it was found. Noonan had killed an
Apache two years ago when they were
on a raid, and they were after him for
a long time. They had been keeping
a constant watch for him, and were
successful in catching him the saint
day that they raided the Sulphur
Springs ranch. They don't want to
kill all the ranchers that are on the
line of their trail, but where they
have a grudge, as in Noonan's case,
they will go out of their way for re
venge. General Crook and his sol
diers are never going to catch these
hostiles. Soldiers nre placed at all the
watering places and at all the gaps in
the mountains. The soldiers cannot
follow the trail and come up with
them, as the Apaches will outride
them every time. Then it is the worst
thing that was ever done, having
those Indian scouts along with the
soldiers. I believe the scouts keep
the hostiles posted whenever the sol
diers arc coming. It is natural they
should, as they all belong to the same
family. I believe the Indian scouU
would go plumb over to the hostiles
if they should be discharged from the
Government service. The only way
to settle the matter is to take all the
Indians on the San Carlos reservation,
including the scouts, and corral them
in the Indian Territory or some place
where they uannot break out, and
then hunt down the renegades that
are out. They may be killed or will
be driven into Mexico. S. F. Call.
Music, gamesltand ajclly good time
at the Oriental. d21tf
Jockey Queen cigars 12$ cents each
at Ashmun fc Wakers.
Choice wines, .liquors and cigars at
the Elite. . 12-16-2t
Colin Cameron came in from his
Mr. W. F. White, a prominent
rancher on the lower San Pedro, ar
rived in this city to-day.
R. P. Mansfield gives a handsome
present away with every package of
Reform Tea t-old.
Public Administrator, J. C. Dean,
has taken a relapse and is again con
fined to his bed. Parties having busi
ness with the Colonel will have pati
ence and wait a few days when it is
expected the Colonel will be well
enough to tend to business.
Mr. J. L. Mellgren, proprietor of
the Oriental saloon, desires us to state
that he defies any person in Arizona
to sell any better liquors and cigars
than is solci " over'his bar. And those
who have any doubts about it.-can be
convinced by calling at the Oriental
and sampling them. 12-23tf
The dispatches bring us the uews
of an ambuscade by the Apaches near
White House, New Mexico, on Satur
day morning last, of Lieutenant
Fountain's command, whereby Assis
tant Surgeon, T. J. Maddox and four
privates were killed, and Lieut. Cabel
and a corporal were wounded. As
usual, the hostiles, who numbered
twenty-one, escaped unhurt.
Hoard ot Supervisor?..
Board met at 10 o'clock a. in.
Present Chairman Montgomery
and Supervisors White and McAl
lister. Minutes of previous meeting read
Board adjourned until 2 p. m.
Board reconvened at 2 p. m. and in
the matter of transporting insane per
sons to Stockton, Cal., on motion the
clerk was authorized to advertise in
the Epitaph, for a period of ten days,
for sealed proposals for transporting
insane persons during the year 1886
as follows :
Sealed proposals will be, received by
the hoard for conveying insane per
sons to Stockton for the year 1886, or
until the Territorial insane asylum is
eompleied, each bidder to put up a
bond of $1,000.
On motion if. was ordered that the
county court house be insured at the
same rates as heretofore.
In the matter of conveying an in
sane person now in custody to Stock
ton, the clerk was ordered to adver
tise for bids, said bids to be opened at
2 p, in., December 24, and the con
tract let to the lowest responsible
Board then adjourned until 2 p. m.
In another month it will be time
for our people to plant trees and sow
seeds if they desire to beautify their
home?, and to this end Mr. Branch
has just received at his nursery, on
Fulton street, between Second and
Third, a fine lot of fruit trees and
vines from the San Joso nursery, Cal
fornia, which he will sell very reason"
able. Remember that it is just as
easy to grow fruit trees as it is to grow
All bills due The Daily Tombstonf
for advertising and subscription must
be paid by the first of the year,
tf Jas. J. Nash, Publisher.
Fine Teas and Coffccj s apecialty
at R. P. Mansfield's.
Full stock lalf boots foi (i at J. Meyer b
Black and colored woolen laces at
New York store.
Fresh cranberries at R. P. Mans
field's. 12-11 tf
California, Eastern, Swiss, Holland
and Pineapple cheese at R. P. Mans
field's. . 12-11 tf
Buy a ticket iu the Louisana State
Lottery. A full description of prizes,
etc., appears in another column.
Holland herring and sardellens at
R.P.Mansfield's. 12-11 tf
Our stock of boots and shoes are
.ne finest this side of San Francisco,
at Summerfield Bros.
George E. Kohler
ALL, KINDS;OF FURNITURES
The highest cash price paid for aacond
hand Furniture, Stovea, Tinware, EtcfJ
AJlem fsivc Tombstone,
Next door f , as Tia Shon.