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V0L.-12. NO. 17.
i(),aisro'K, ct)cu?: county. AitiihNx. novkihshk is, 1882.
F,Vl: I) UjIaks a yeak
VS y--r par ,-! m .3 -jr-, 7 - .- wtr j
K 3 r) 7 : P rii) vi Iv
Tlio Jlliiet l.ooliln;: Well unit tin'
All along iliu mineral licit tho Mine, if
not grcatcncilvii pievail-, and gem rally
with satisfactory ic-suits or most Haltering
prospects. Tlic larger mines, tho Ccmtcti
lion anil Grand Central, ncicr looked litt
ler or yielded :i larger quantity of first
grade oro. In fact the former niinu is do
ing hetler now than it was one year ago,
and lilt' same will hold good with man)
others being n gtil.u ly "painted. Prepa
rations arc being intulu for the pumps at
the Grand (Vnlr.il which arc dctined to
solve, tho ore problem below the ati r
level. The shie.vdest mining munaic of
the opinion tint tome of the largest silver
mines in tho wotld will b.i woikc.l i t this
placi', and there is no good reason for
doubling tho correctness of their j'.tdg
incut. So far all the work done hm been
comp'iritivcl y near the sin 'ace, and all w lio
ao at all -uraHiar with tlic history of sll.
M-r mining know veiy well that tome of
the largest and richest ore bodies have
bi.cn foiind below 1,000 feet. With such
precedents people are foolish to feel ner
vous or imagine ihe oic will give out at
100 or 5D0 feet. A mine is hardly opened
at that depth, and when we consider that
all the deep Tombstone mines have paid
Urge sums of money in dividend, we feel
safe in aseitlng that tho future of this
place Is doubly assuicd by the bnlliant
prospects now attending nil mining (level
opmems and active operations. Below
will bo found our weekly mining report
for tho week ending last night.
TOUHSTONE M. AND M, CO.
At tht) Goodenough they nrc following
the ore run fiom the in lin iodine, which
has opened out considerable s'.nco our hut
report, improving in every i expect. Tho
slopes above the 00 foot level continue to
yield fair quautiiici of milling oie. At
the Com'iiiHitlon'shHfi quite u good .body
of oie has been found .just t'.bove ihe old
stopu on the .10 ft ot level. Tho West tilde
nivnr looked so well as ut ptcsjnt. Tlio
noitli diift on the second level has iui
pioved very mucli both in regard lo the
quantity uud episliiy of the ore. Tho
Mopes above the lifrt level aio also open
ing up finely, and fieio is hudlya donlii
but the ore wid ex. en I to the sui face.
The btopes between ihe llrst and tee md
are uUo yielding well. A winze has been
Htarted from the second to tho thud Unci
for tho purpose of cniilaiion. It is now
down ab nit lo feet and when o nipltUd
the working force will be somwhat in
creased. The smelters at Charleston were lo slut
Sunday. A load ol b ise ore from the In.
gersoll has been shipped there to tet their
qualities in that line, hhip about the same
umouut of ore and michiucryidl in go.id
At this old sttudby ono gets tlio simo
reply, "Nothing new to rpivt." The
stopes thioughout tho m no are looking
well and the same amount of oie isU.ill
shipped to the mill, 'flint it is pood oie,
is proven by tho iigulaiiiy of dividends.
Thestopc lioni tho suriiico on the west
continues to yield womlcrlully well, and
although s nio Sol) t ms of ore b ivu hrn
extr.ic.te I, one tan h irdly miss it, the body
apptais so piotillc. Siuioiioh oro is also
being taken from the uist drift, siid by
outsiders to go up inlo tho huudieds.
. UIIAND CENTIIAL.
The south end drill, lending into the
Naumkeig, is looking even belter than at
the date ol our last report. The ore vein
has widened and contains mmo meiul
This development cannot be nvciestiniaied,
and it pioves tho peimaneiiey of ,ho lode,
and is full of encouragement lor fuither
and deeper exploration. Tho slopes
throughout the mine mo locking mid
yielding about the same. Ship tho usual
amount of oic to the null. -Machlnoiy
l'EDIIO CONSOLIDITED COMI'ANV.
Tunnel in 00 feet and piogicssing lap.
idly through syeuile and porpliyty, with
every indication of tlio pioximity of oic.
Arc woiking tlnco slults undtr Geoige
"Hullcilgo, who hnstikcn tlio contiact to
run GOO feci of tunnel and !0 fitt ot cut
The piospccls aio most promising and
every thing tends to tho development of a
mine in tins quarter.
A good wagon road is now made to the
mine, and Ilia winking facilities cannot be
Work throughout tho mine is progrrsi
ing in a satisl'jctoiy manner. The pumps
lor the main shaft have not yet arrived,
btit are cxpecUd daily. T.ie iioith drift on
the 8.)0 level is in some 03 fett. The up
raise from tho SCO "cvcl Is In -li Teci. No
work is being done at prisem in Ihe west
shift, owing to thoelniiige In tludlp of 'ihe
ledge, which becoming more llaiier it was
found moie lapid and economical to pios
poet by drifts. The usual amount ot oie
is being shipped to tho Boston 31 ill.
is situated on the Chailostoii road, and
joins thrS .Mamie; has threo shafts "a fee',
00 feet and 15 fett ikep. Oio in all shaft'.
Cropping assay iJ'SO hi $10 To make
this a good mine the owners hive no need
to igo deeper, but a crosscut ruir from
cither ol t esc shafts would proo iihnt
they possess. The MamH' and Fianklin
lodes 'Undoubtedly pisi through this
.ground, lmth of which are rich. A con
tract lor 80 fret of wink ha- just betn
This1 mine, which is h cited al out two
miles from Chnileston, not lar fiom tlio
Jlr.id-litiw, lias latily hem bondta to
Tombstone nrtlcs, the chitf of whom Is
Charles Miller, late (oiemim of tho Iliad
Center miuc, tor six moiuhs. A working
twrlv has lately been out on, and most en
couraglng results have followed, lloin
silver seems plasteud on the rook extract
ed, and high assays have bom obtained
fiom lair aierages taken fiom all puts of
Main shaft has mtuincd a depth ot lll'S
feet. The lil.Ueii.il has ci mucli'chaiiged
during the week, being moie niinenilicd
and more quaitz. 1 he seam on the hang
ing wall is improving. utid is giving evi
dence of limiting eood ore when the waiei
level is leached The dlseoveiy shaft is
down CO fiet. Tlio bottom of the shaft is
in ledge matter, giving proof of making
into good ore within :i few feet. Every
thing woiking in good older
This mine adjoins the Cincinnati, It
h3 a SO.foot shaft and claims to have the
niml!mi!.t iitll nt ilw f Sintimt win lnilfi H'lm
( .... ...... ,.... . ..
I suilaee giound is hard wit'li, and so fur
does not show up any well ilelmcil Ic ul,
although mucli nnneralizcd rock is ci
connie'iid, giing tncourageincnt for fur
Nothmgnew. The mine Ins somewhat
improved in some lcspects. The slopes
ate looking veiy well, and the woik biinir
done in unexplored giouud is promising.
.losi.riii.NE mini:, chiiiicaiiua .mountains'.
It has a 100 sliafl which is down 05
ftcl. Al CO fiet cliifts have been mil on
tho kdge ea-t about 20 feet The cin or
pay stieak is Dj.f fe't in bottom of shaft,
when wi.terwiis stiucK. Judge 1'iel and
Pat Lmi.'Ii, the owners hac alnady a
pump on tho ground, and intend to lou no
lime iu developing then- propiity. A
pi' ked sample assnyed !i,159.i)0 ounces
sJ2,7!)l.71 per ton w'hilst an averngi of ihe
duuip, wliich coiislsis of nt hast ill)) tons,
goes 175 ounces or $i'2l !2(J per ton.
The double compartment wofking shaft
in this mine lias now reached a deptli of
115 tctt. A few weeks must only pass
ovtr before Uis shaft attiins sulllcient
depth lo cmncct with otiier workings,
when development and sloping oio will
sron make itself innuifcit by the output of
The 100-foot level is in 05 fett. The
face of the sonthwest arift is in porphyry
mid talc. On the SOO-fnot levil the west
diiftisin 150 feet. The south tit 1ft on
ti'Coainciovil is in !!0 Ib't, and the north
drill SOIeci, all In miner.tli.e I lime. The
raise in tho lower level is up 10 feet, all iu
AVorl: still contiaues apace. No lack ot
encouragement meets Ihe owneis at cveiy
strike of ihe pick. One of the oldest lo
cations with a reputation venerable wiili
age. 1J1 is mine will before Ion:: prove it
self not to have been ou'io-timatcd. At
picsent are woiking 8 men, 2 shllts.
There is nothing new to repoit abrui
this property. Judge II. C. Dibble has, iu
tlio interest of J. 15. Ilnsgln, win owns the
in ijoiity of the stock, boen appointtd resi.
dent agent. Are shipping four wagon
'oids of eood oro dally to the Giiard mill.
Everything running snio.ithly.
WAY i. P.
Nothing new 1 1 report here in itu: way of
development and no new work w.ll he
s'aried unlit the connecting diift bttween
the two shatls has been completed, which
is making ;o id progress and will be com
pitted within iho iiext tin dajs or two
It issupposidthat this mine will change
hands before long. The location of same
is without doubt ino-t laluable, and weio
ii stiong ronipnnv to ect hold of it, this
pro icity is one tliat miglit "how up some
of the latent strength of ihis camp.
which has more than once L'c?n reported
s 'Id, is likely to uhnuec Irmds sorn, and
will most likc'y be incorporated with u
neigliboiing properly. Details are not yet
consuminatul, all r'epoits to thecontraiy
Tlio slopes arc looking well and yield
ing the usual amount of ore. No pros.
peeling woik i3 being done at picsent.
Ship iho average mnouni of ore. .Mill
iunuin; on ore dining the day and tail
ings at nlghl.
Our rate notice of this location hf.s
drawn at'ention to this piopcrty, which,
so fir .is locution and future outlook aio
concerned, is one of the most promising
claims on the Contention mineial yone.
Still woiking ahead on the old tack.
The mine and oro the rein continue to
lok as well as can be expected, and when
hoiMlntr woiks are erected, v.e shall hear
moie of this propeity.
Cios-cutting from soutli shaft. Woik n
being pushed night and day. Expect lo
cut into the hide in a few fiet. Formation
showed a change last n'ght , heins! now in
Tliis nunc is at present doing no woik.
All the oro saC-td has been sent In the
Un-ton 31ill and returnsnrcsnnticx'pectid.
Tlio ore body shows no sign of dimmish
Still ruuning Ihe diifu lefened to, with
encouraging lcsulls. Twenty si men are
steadily "woiking, with tlic prospect of em
ploying a larger force before long.
A contract to fulfill tlio year s ns--,iucnt
and dcieinn the ground is In contempla
tion. We shall hear more of this claim iu
the near fulur.i.
is in the -auio position, and will, likely
with the Silver Belt, change nwneihip.
The Girard mill is running on flrt-class
Ingersoll oic'and is doing very well.
The blanket sluices on Ingersoll tailings
at the GHrard mill aic woiking beyond e.
A force of men has lueu put towr.tk
errt ting tho hoi-ting winks for tlio Silver
Bc't Mining Co., Agui Fiia ditiitt.
1 lie Tucson Smelting and 3Iilllng Co
liavo aboui completed arrangement for
their plaut. Xindy d'iys will -eo Tucson
a bullion pioduccr.
Tlio Suluina Mining cmpinv, of tills
place, has been incorpointid in Chicago
Willi it capital stoik of $1,000,000: ohjict,
mining in Aiizona; corpoiatoi?, Wiliiam
li Barmim, Fianklin E. Morse and Geo.
ham A. Moore, till latelv ag.'nt for the
Coililn Bro.'-, left on the Mh iii'-t., on his
letnrn east. While lure he had p.uenttd
1 ir his employer-, iho Ili'ndiicks, Bixtei,
Miimmotii and Wnde Hampton mining
huh i at ISisiicc, us will as ihe Touili-aonc,
and Il.iid I'p in Tomb-tinn, besides otlur
The Longfellow Copper -Mining Co. is
gically cxti nding its facilities. Their
new mines nro being ojiencd; the railioad
is bcin'i extended, and they contemplate
lemoving lluii smelters to a more advan
tageous position, where the ore will reach
it from above. The narrow gauge rail,
toad coming into Clifton is giving that
place a boom.
It is a mistake to suppose I lint in const
qticnco of the assignment of 1' W
hmith A, Co woik is suspended i i
Winchester disliht Much ore Is sacked
awaiiing transportation lo tlic mill, and
tho showing for n big mine in that disliicl
is as good as ever. Thoso mines are now
in the h .ids of J. 1,1. Ilagcin and Gcor
lleaisi, which gots lo pioe that in
ni'ir fiuuio they v.i 1 be made to vriic
wiu.t tticy rie, ami lln i ss-iis m- do -non
that thev aio well wonh tho'price prfd for
t ii'in. The Enieki, a Wli hosier )iop
ntv, Is one ot the mot pioniising luca
nons in i ho disliicl. 1' shows a continuous
Icdjoall through Us groand, iiinniug into
the Nellie, and weio as-cssmeiit woik cai
tied on widi vim and cncigy, might even
vio .with tlio Antelope nod F.iiiview the
Winchester mine piopcr.
As picvioiisly lcporied, waicr has been
shuck at 85 I eat in the Copi)eropolis.
l'lunjisli'ive been oidend fro;. San Finn
ci'co, but in Iho me.niiinn crosscuting
will be commenced in a southeasterly di.
continue.-, lo rtopo out oic, and evidences
of a permanent and paying mine aio
abuiidanl, prn iiis Ili.it outside the Copper
Queen tlicic aieplenty of oppnitunit'cs for
deve'oping giound that m iy prove almost
as valuable as thai bonanza"
ins been leased on a woiking bond. Tlic
ledge widens out as depth is attained, and
cveijthiug looks promising.
The Horseshoe staits up on 1st pio'.iino.
IJoar.l ol" "nucrvlMHU.
Tomusto.su, Nov. 14, 18S2.
Boaid met at 'I p. in. Present Acting
Chairman V ?in.i and Siqiei i.sor Solomon.
Upon motion of Supervisor Solomon the
contractor, A. J. ltiitcr, was autlioiized
and dincted to pun hose nine mantle
piece, and giates, as selected by Ihe nrchi
tcct and adopted by the bond, for the
curt house. Voting aye Jlessfs. Vizica
and Solomon. So otdcrcd.
On motion of Supervisor Solomon the
following resolution was adopted:
llfsolvcd, That the clerk of tlio board be
and lie is hereby diicited lo draw a war
rant in fin or of himself for one bundled
dollais, on the general lund, thesimeto bo
devote 1 1 the ue mid nencMl ol Id i Potior,
mi indigent person, for t'ic puipiso of
sending her to her relntlics and natural
gtMidincs in Newton, Knn-as.
Voting aye 31cssr?. Solomon and Viz
ina. So nrdeied.
I'pon motion of Sui'eni-nr Vizina the
clerk of this ward is hi leby authorized
and directed lotian-mit lo the secictuy of
the tcnitory the ollicial letuiiis of this
county for dclcg do to concits-s and suiici
lnteiuient of public instruction ; the ofl'ci
itturns for joint councilmin to the boaid
of supcrvisois of Oialiun county, nrd
issue tcitilicalcof election tolhecamli
dates dec: cd on the respective ticket, in
conformiiy with the ollicial lclurns, as
examined, counted and ceitilltd lo by this
On motion, tlio boaid adjourned until
'I j). in. Wednesday, November 15, 1881.
Uicii.liii) Hum:, Cleik of Boaid.
To'.lliMONi'' Noieinhei 15, 1;S. t
Minutes of the previous mrciing reid
Owing to the aluence of District A'
toinei Price, Mho was in iittcndancc on
the court, the bind adjourned until ',' p.m.
Thurpday. November 10, 1882.
HiciiAi'D Bui.e, C'ieik of IJjird.
(i,ivcrnnr'fiiile h:.s issucJ u pioclama
maiion desigivuing Thursday, November
ill), as a d.iy uf thanksgiving.
Tim Hurley, one ot tho escaped Tueon
prisoners, lias ken lecapuued nt El Paso.
He was sentenced to 21 yeais at Yuma for
Duiiug tlio ab-ence of Wall ice Corbcti,
foi eman ot the Contention, his place is
ably lilltil by Chillier Clawion, an agree
able gentleman i.nd experienced miner.
The Ingersoll mining company have
c inducted with Georges Ame, agent for
Scot', Piescott & Scot', for it new, ",arge
and improved huNiingivniks. An indica
tion that tlicy have faith in their piopcrty
and pioposc lo stay awhile.
Dr. J. P. Welch, of Clifton, Aii.ona, is
now iu Cochise county. Ho lias gone to
Iho Snlsshelm mountains, and will bo
heie in a few days. Dr. Welch is supeiiu
Undent of tho Hydraulic mines, at Clifton,
which cot one and a half mMIion dollais.
'Tis said now that a good quality
of gas may be made fiom pine knots. We
arc not ox-ictly piopirtd to indorse this-,
but ne do know th it whenever joii see a
knot of nun standing on Ihe slice t cor
hit, you a iv likely as not lo liml mm bad
'Tis said iluit "Biolher" Thornton is
about to get out a search waiiant for his
new ovei-co it. When last heaid from it
was headed for Lake Valley. He don't
caio for tho coat but he had a joke on the
Van pi census, in one of the pocki ts,
wnicli he thought a gicat deal of.
The new live dollar lunk notes have put
in their appearance. finely cngiavid
lignetionf tlie biic.Pi'csideut Oailkl 1 ap
pears on tlie li ft sido of the face of the
nolo, and the seal of the United Si-i'is
t ikes the place of the mdiimiy engiaving
on the right de. On the back is tlic num
ber of tlic bank in laihework in largo let
Tlio following instiuincnts have lnui
li'ed foi rit.iid in the ucnidir's office:
Hem. EsiT.ni.- Di.i.ps H. While to
M. S. llsbury, lUaetesol laud; 5-1.
JIim.no Dixii'! -P. Thompson toSilic-
Ilear Copptr eompani, Silicr Bear, 200, -
OPO shades st'ek. .1 31. Foidttal. to P.
Tii nip.on, S, Saiage Kvkiis.on ; $1,01)0.
.1. M. Foul ei nl. lo .1. L. Brown. Silvei
lied ; 0500.
Young Ame.icn, Cochise district
Buck O' ", Ltcdistiict.
Claim ii nt-- or Him. ispnidding vs
3Iii.i. Site Lo. iu J Sulhinuital.
Sole Tii vuKii. Mis J J Spiiuger
Boa.d uuTotiBnK- !nt,ClWirHJim'-'1 mi" jlWhS?
inJ.yteamls.vmiso.'s tohunon and 'l ,"u, tt',,t,l oii"mIc. V""1'"0.1 mc ,,ul
"Billy the Kid" Takes a Shot
at 'Uuekskin Frank."
TIu C.ntlei- trni;iiitly itcplles, nul Hie
I'ornirr iil('ll.r Turin Ills Toih
lI lo tin KnUies.
'lues lay morning about 7 o'clock
another tragi dy was addtd lo the al
icady long list that have doited with
crimson the histoiy of our city. The
causes which led to tho affray, as far as
known, are fully detailed in the testimony
elicited at the coroner's inquest. The.
sin vivnr of tlic sad afTair, Fiatik Leslie,
or "Buckskin Fiaak," u well kuown
thioughout tno county. William Clai
borne, alias the "Kid," who precipitated
Ihe all'iay which led to his sudden and
untimely taking off, has in Ihe past
gaintd considciable notoriety by his con
neotion with desperate chaini'tcrs and
participation in dctds of violence. He
was ai tested something over a ycai ago
for tlic minder of Hicks, at Charleston,
but upon being hied was acquitted.
Whatever may have been his recoitl in
tho past, theie is no doubt lliat at Ihe
time lie met his death lie was engaged
iu an attempt at assassination, which was
1'iustrattd by the coolness and deteiinina
tion of his intended uclim. Below wo
gHe the statement of 3Ir. Ltslio concern
ing the unf 'ruinate allair, which is fully
coiroboratcd by the testimony and ver
diet of tlie coronet's juty:
(STATEMENT OK I'KANK LESLIE.
I was talking with some friends iii the
Otiental saloon when Claiborne came in
and pushed nis way in among us and be
gan using very insulting language. I
took him ouo side aud said-, "Billy d- n't
interfere, those people ate fiicnds among
themselves, aud aio not talking about
politics at all, and don't want you about."
Ho appeared quite put out aud used lathtr
bad and certainly veiy na-ty language lo.
wards me. I told him that thee was no
use of him lighting with me, that theie
was no occasion lor it, and loving him
joined my friinds. Ho came back again
.md began using exceedingly '.busho lan
guage, when I again took him by the
collar of his coal and led him away, till
ing him not to get m id, thai it was for
his own good, tht if lie atted in that
manner lie was liable to gtt in lioubli.
He pitsLtd away liom me, Using lery
harsh langimgc, and as lie stalled away
shook his finger at me i.nd said, "That's
all right Leslie, I'll get ee:i on ion,"
nil went out of tho saloon. In a shoit
I didn't piy much attention to it. A few
minutes lattr am thcr man came iu
looking quite white and sai,I Claiboine
was waiting outside with a litle
'lObHOOl l-lt.INK LESLIE.
I then went out, ai.d as I stepped on
ihe sidewalk nuv about a foot of a lifle
luriel protiudmg from tlie end of the
fruit stand. I stepped out in the street
and saw it was Claiborne, and said
"Billy, don't shoot, I don't want jou to
kill me, nor I don't want to have to shoot
you.' Almost before I finished lie raised
ihe gun ahd shot, and I relumed the the
from my pistol, aiming at bis In cast. As
soou as I shot I saw him double up
and had my pistol cocked and aimed at
him again when . I saw, or thought
I saw, another man by him, putting Ids
hands around him, and I lowered the
pistol, and when it was discharged tlic
bullet went in the sidewalk. After I 111 oil,
I advanced upon him, but did not shoot,
when he .iid, "Don't shoot again; I am
killed," winch I didn't, but walched him,
with my pistol at full cock, a I didn't
know w h il game he might, play lo get me
oil' my guaid. At that moment Officer
i mil' cnine up and look hold of my pistol
hand. I told him lo be careful, as it wr.s
at f'dl cock. I then uncocked it and gave
it to him, and said I would go with him.
I told him 1 was sorry; tint I might have
done mote, but I couldn't do less. He
then placed me under arrot.
Coroner 3Iatlhews impaneled a iury,
which met at 1 o'clock p. m. atlhttu's
uiidi linking rooms, and the following
testimony concerning tlie killing was
w. a. MASON,
being duly s.voin My: 1 reside in Tomb
stone I recognize the body submitted to
the jmy as that of William Claiborne;
lunc known him for thnc leais. This
moiiiiiig I oamo lo the Oiieutal saloon.
Wliih- 1 was thinking alone, Air. Clat
I'oine cams! into tlie saloon and had some
wonl with 3Ir. Leslie, and Claiborne said
"1 will ste you later." 31r. Leslie it
plitil, "While I am in Tombstone ion can
see mo any time." Mr. Claiborne then
left Ihe saloop, and I left tho saloon to see
Mr. Biopiij, and ma Mr. ( laiboriie on
ihe comer near the Oiicotal, Kill li mid
Allen. 1 advised him to wait aud I would
bii. somo il-li and we would go to bieak
I i-t togi thcr. I advised him to do noth
ing but diop the mailer and have no
trouble. Ho siid he did m t piopo-e to
t'lop the matter, l.ul would go and gel his
'Villi hi-tt-r and would settle the matter al
i nee. Thut i-thu la-t I seen of 3Ii. Clai
Ionic n good health. I saw him next
l ing behind the hull stand beside the
h'ient'il. lie complained lie was moita).
i il wounded, sa.i ing. ".My backbone is all
s'na out."' I got on tho giound in lime to
' m- Mr. Leslie hand his i.shi,ou.-r to the
! nib it, ..nil being takin off by the oll'ccis.
' T next I siw' of Mr. Clailionie was in
lb uiiilt'itekei's ollice, dead. I did not
se the shooting. I do not know of my
o'ln Knoiledgc who ki'lcii 31r. Claiborne.
Chiiboine said tint he had some tiouble
w .lh -onii' one and he in-g.imi; to get his
inclii'slei and 'Cttlt them-itier, meniion
oig no names Ho pissed down Allen
ticet with bis gun in his hind towards
tlie Or.cnt.".' saloon. I was in 3Ir. Bio
pliy's saloon when I heaid the shots. I
id not know of any ill-feeling existing
tween the putics 1 cforc this morning
I scin Iheolllceis take a lillo from the
ground where Cliib.une lay. I do not
know ihe (illcei'n iiniiic niio took Leslie
i i.-ay. 1 only seen one liflo' on tlic
till. (!. ('. WILLIS,
bting fir-l duly sworn, 0ajs: 1 lesidc in
T milisloi.e; physiciia and surgeon by oc
cupaiion. 1 saw Mr. ( lailiorne tiiis morn.
ing . i little before 8 o'clock at my office,
Icing brought Iheie by his friends ina
ciidition of shock, bordering on collapse.
I ci.t i.pen his sliiit and found a gun shot
wound in the left side, and . n opening iu
the link close to his spinal column, prob
it! Iy ihe wound of exit. He was not
Lidding icry much. He wanted to uri
ii .!, which he did. Tlie urine contained
Id. od. After ihat aet his prostration was
nc iv complete. I gaie him stimulants. 1
di srd the wounds. Then he talked about
Ins oppouc.it :.nd called him a murdering
so. i ot a b . Having no tonituience
tlieie, I sent him up to the hospital. There
was no puke at the mist fiom the time he
came in until he wtut out. The action of
tlie heaitiiiis so fieble that I could hard
ly detect it. I did not probe the wound.
In my opiuioii the ball might have passed
through the spleen and Ihtough the left
kidney in all probability, which would
a count for the blood in the mine, i.nd
prob.bly injutedthe spin. d column. In
my opinion it was a laud wound. He was
not ded when lie left the ollice. He
spoke of giving a licit to 3Ir. Herring. I
do not know which ono of tho Ileirings it
ui.. He was not wholly conscious. He
said he was a muideiing son ol a b lo
shoot a in iu in the back. I w.as examin
ing the back when he inai'e that remark.
I think lie icco'ved tho wound in fiont.
being duly sworn, s.iys: I am a saloon
keeper at Willcox. This morning as I
was about to lean Judge .Moses' saloon to
go to bieakfasl at the Can Can chop-hou-e,
I saw Mr. C.nilmmc on the corner
ol Filth and Allen streets pear 3Ir. Joyce's
saloon, with a gun scalibord slung over
his left shoulder and a Winchester in liis
lilit hand with his thumb on the dig
ger and the gun pointed downwaid.
I said to him, "Hello, Bill, where
are u going !" He came up lo
me and lcinaued, "I don't allow any man
to spit on me, and if he wants to light to
conic out line, and if lie don't come out I
will j.'" in and make him light." 1 asktd
hiia who he nie.iiit In, that. He said, "A
man in these by the name of Frank Les
lie." I tried to t ilk him out of il and to
t,.kc a walk down the sheet w'tii m; He
sad no, if I iaiLrfenu l.c would turn
loose on u.c Thinking ii better to take a
wjlk, I wa'ked inlo Joyce's saloon. I saw
a fiiond of mine tin re Iy the name o: 31 r.
Percy talking to two or tbieo ccntleincn
theie I shook hati'Is with 31'. Percy and
asked him if he knew a m.in by the name
of Frank Leslie. He s.itd yes and turned
around lo one ol the geutleintn he was
talking willi, aud introduced meto Flank
Ltslio. I told 31 r. Leslie to be careful,
thai there was a man outside with a Win
chester after him. 31 r. Leslie asked me
wheieibouts. "old him outside the fa
loon. With that he walked to the side
door on Filth shctt, opened tlic door, stood
theie a miiiulc and looked around. Ho
closed the ih or and walkul on the side
walk. The next t ing I heard was shots
llicd. I went outsit. o, saw .Mr. Claiborne
lying on the sidewalk ant! .Mr. Leslie
about two fitt fiom him with a gentleman
holding up the hand ihat had Ins pistol iu.
I walked anar after that. I did not see
the shots fliod. Leslie left the saloon fiom
the Kcciid idc door of tlie sdnou ou Fiflii
w 11,1.1 l.M ltr.Mtl Ilfsll,
being duly sworn, s;i: u-m1c in
Tombstone, occupation Lootblaek. Billy
ClalKirnceamc up ihe trcct with the gun
on h's shoiildet and said, "1 :.m going to
kill Frank Be-l.c." He came to me and I
said, "Billy, don't go over theie, giie me
your gun.1' He said, "No. ou black son
of a b , I will kill you." 1 got up by the
door and saw Billy acioss the street with
liis gun, and 1 holleied to the Inrkeeper in
the Palace saloon that there ncs eoing lo
be a shooting scrape. I saw liiui raise the
gun to shoot 31r. Leslie, and I seen the gun
go oil', the bullet striking the sidewalk. I
heaid two shots filed. 1 sun Mr. Leslie
near the sidewalk near the Olientnl, with
tlie pitoI in his hand. I did not know
which was .hooting. Claiborne liied fits).
JOHN .1. lil.ll.Ll,
being duly sworn, says: I reside in Tomb
stone; occupation lilioior. 3Iy attention
was diicoted lo Claibomo witli a carbine
or lillo in hi- hand. His iciuaioiugso
long in otii' position on the sidewalk of
tho Oiieutal saloon cloo to Iho fruit stand
taused me to watch him. He icmaiiicd
possibly tin minutes in tin same position ;
eun poiu'ed downward. 'Vliin a man
cnieigid fiom Ihe middle dooi of tlio Oii-
cnial saloon on Fifth stieet, Clailionie .
iai-ul his idle to his shoulder and liied i
The attacked pai'i at once stepped off of
the side .i all; luck to me and began firing, j
I was standing at the coiuci of lite Crystal
Palace sidoon. Being in lange of the nllo
I tihealcil Li hind the coiner; heard other
shots, but saw neiiiur paity 11 1 c them. As
soon as tlie nianenurgid fiom tin door tlie
ntle wes discluuged. I am acquainted
with bolli paitit". I liiibornc and Leslie;
bl't did not tei'ognic Leslie. I am posi.
t'uelheic weie thier shots tiled, and 1
think theie were lour. 1 am p is'ilive Clai
bomo filed tho first shot. The -et'ond
shot wa? liivl alnio-t instuith by iho at
a 1111 s COYLL,
being dull -worn, says: I lcside in Toiiib
stone; am i pollccm-m. About ha!f-pat
seven o'cloikthis morning I wa- standing
oppoaiu t ..hn's ligar store in Alhn
sheet, talking to Dave Colin My back
was toward the Oriental siloon I heard
a shot tiicd, and turned. I saw Frank
Leslie close to the sidewalk with a pistol
in his baud. He fired, and I i. : towards
him. Before I got to him n lircd
again. He was standing on the sidcinlk
when I came up to him. He said, "Jim
my, here is my pistol; be careful, it is
cocked." Ho laid tlie hammer down and
gave it to me. He said, "I will go with
you." He said, "Jimmy, I could have
done more, but could not have done less.
I did not want lo kill him. He was lay.
ing to kill me." 1 picked up a rifle ihat
was lying on Claiborne's knec, r.cross
Ids thighs. I took Leslie as far as the
police court-room. I turned him over to
Deputy Sheriff Cory there. I gave Coiy
the pistol and rifle Claiborne was lying
on the sidewalk, close to the fruit stand. I
did not sec Claiborne until I walked over,
and did not know what Leslie was shoot
ing at. I do not know who find the first
snot. Theie were two of the chambers rf
Leslie's pistol discharged. I heard thrtc
being duly sworn, said: I reside iu Tomb
stone; occupation, merchant. I saw Clai
borne raise his rifle and fire the first shot ;
saw Leslie tire twohots afterwards. Clai
home was back of tho cmgf the f i nil
stand, near the door of the Oriental saloon.
Leslie was standing facing him, about live
or siv feet from hiu lie was on Ihe side
walk. I did not see Leslie until the shoot
ing commenced. I had seen Claiborne
about ten minutes before tlic shooting.
I am positive Claiborne lircd the fiist sho-.
I saw Claiborne fall at the first shot fired
being duly sworn, saysiI reside in Tomb
stone; occupation, merchant. I h.nc
heard the .statement ot 3Ir. Colin, and cor
roborate his statement.
E. H. DEAN,
1 eing duly sworn, says: I lcsidcm Tomb
stone; occupation, barkeeper at the Orien
tal saloon. 3lr. Leslie came inlo the Oii
cntal saloon about one hour previous to
tho shooting. He and ihtce others were
standing at the end of the counter talking,
when Mr. Claiborne came m. 3Ir. Clai
home stepped up to them and intcifeicdin
heir conveisation. He made a remark
about Dave Ncng'e, and said that any one
that would vote for Ward was a son of a
b . 3lr. Leslie told him lo go away fiom
them, as they were not talking politics.
He said he would not go an ay. 31 r. Les
lie took hold of him and pulled him away
ami tcld him ho was liable to get into
tiouble willi the other parlies. He said
that he wouldn't stay away. Leslie look
hold of him the second time and threw
him towaids the opening into tlie other
room. Claiborne told liini lie would allow
no man to handle him iu a manlier of Hint
kind. 3Ir. Leslie told him it was for ins
own good that he was pulling him away.
Claiborne then left the house. The next I
heard was a man came tunning in
tolling 3lr. Leslie that Claiborne was out
side with a rillle to kill him. 3Ir. Leslie
then went out of the side door on Fflth
street. I went out of tlic side door, the
first one above that. Mr. Leslie Jumped
off of tlie sidcwalif, about ten feet in mid
die of tlie street. There was a shot fired
from lowaid whtrc 3Ir. Claiborne was
standing. 3Ir. Leslie then filed two shots
I did nrt see Claiborne befoie the shots
were filed. He was standing at tlie end of
tlio fruit staud, near the third door. I did
not iiear any threats made before he lefi
the saloon, cither by him or Leslie. Boih
parlies had been drinking some. Leslie
did not appear to beangiy witli Claiborne,
but told him he was doing it for his own
good. Claiborne was icy angry wlienh'
lelt the saloon. Nothing was said about
meeting later, by the parties, that I heaid.
It was about fifteen minutes aftir Clai
borne left the saloon that Le-lie was
warned. I was on tlie sidewalk when the
first shot was lircd. Did not see who fiitd
it. It was not Leslie who fired it.
VII K COUONEllV VEIIIllCT.
The testimony being concluded, the
jury, after a few moments' deliberation to
tinned the following icidict.
Wo, the undersigned, a juiy of inquest,
summoned ami impaneled by the coromi
of said county to inqniie whose tlic bod)
submitted to "our inspection, when, wher
and under what ciicunutancc; be came t
hi- death, alter viewing the lody and
hearing such testimony as has Into
biouglit befoie it-, find that his name was
A ilham Clail.ornc, age and natiiity un
known, and that he came to his deatli
fiom the effects of a pistol wound inflicted
by Frank Leslie, in ihe town of Tomb
stone, Aiizona Territoiy, on the 11th clai
of November, 188'.'; and that the shooting
was done in self-deftnse. and, in the opin
ion of tlie jury, was justifiable
I. 31. Is luc, Thomas 31. Young, Pat.
Hull ind, George Williams, J. K. Durkco
Daniel McCann. (hailes Liltchild, L.
C.'iaiHl l.oiljjo of Arizona, 1'. nml A. 2il.
The (hand Lodge of Aiiona met in
Tucson 3Ionday morning, ividi delegates
fiom all Au.ona Lodges picsent. The
H'pn sent itiies piesent were 3Ir. 3Ioiris
(ioldwater i.nd T. J. Butler of At.lan
lodge, Pic-coll; 3Ies-rs. Alsap aud I.uhr,
ol Ari.ona lodge, Plnenix; 3Ii. Bcnjimin
Titus, of ICingSoloiuon Lodge, Tombstone,
and Mr. Fiank X. Howell--, of While
3Ioiiutam Lodge, at Globe.
On Tiiisd.iy the follow iog giuud olliccrs
fm 'he cu-iling .lo.il weio elected. Past
Giand .Master. .. 31. Bragg, Tucson No 1;
(hand 3Iaster, J. 'I'. Alsap, Aiizona Lodge
No. ".'. Plncn'u: Deputy Grand JIaster,
Alono Bailey, While 3Iounta1n Lodge
N'o. :l. Globe ; "senior Chand Warden, Ben
jamin Titus. King Solomon Lodge No. ."i,
Tombstone: JuiuorGiaini Waiden, -Monis
Goldwattr. Azthut Lodge No. 1, Prescott;
Grand Ticasurer, A. 3Iat, Tucson Lodge
No. 1; Grand Sccrctaiy, G J. Bo-kruge,
Tucson Lodge No. 1.
Al 7.IJ0 Tucsdav cvcnitigBie giaud ora
tion was delivcicd al Masonic hall b; I 0
lames .. .aonsKie. it was a icn il -qucut
ellbit. Aflcr tli'e oration, dancing
aim social icsiivii;es wrre iiuiiiigL-u in j
CAU3HT AT LAST.
The Slayer of Jnseph II. Zeig
ler Arrested ut Benson.
Claw lie J'Mcniieil, IVliri-n lie linn
Hem, and II it Own Versslnii
of thu Trasciij'.
Deputy-Sheriff It. L. Collins, of Ben-
son, arrived in town at noon 3Ionday
hdving iu custody Ed Williams, the man
who killed Joseph Zcigler in this city
en ihe evening of November 1, the cir
eumstauces of which, together with the
evidence and facts elicited at tlie cor
oner's inquest, wcic fullr set foith in the
Bpitai'H. When -r became known that
the peipctiator of i deed was really in
custody, much surpiise was manifested
by citizens, as the general impicssion
ptevailed that Williams would never be
biouglit to account for what certainly
appeals lo have been a mo.-t wanton and
cold-blooded murder. An KriT.irii rc
poiler, as scon as the news of the arrest
I ecame known, sought out the deputy
sheriff and obtained from him the fol
lowing particulars of the manner in
which it was (Heeled: Diiecily after
Iho killing Sheriff' Bchan telegraphed a
dcsciiplion of Williams to all places he
would be hkey to pass ihioughin his es
cape from the couiitiy, and also fur
n shed bis deputiia thioughout the
county wiih the same, and instructed
those along the lailroad to make
A CAISErUL SCECTINY
of all passengers on hains. The result
has iully elemi nstialtd the wisdom
of these precautions on t'ic part
f the sl.eiiff Yisteidny morning
Deputy Sheriff Collin, on in rival of the
train at Benson from Sonora, was at the
depot. Among Ihe fust of the passengers
to leaie the tiain fortlie puiposc of getting
brcakftis1, Odluis uoiKcl a man, who in-st-mtly
st i nek him as tallying in personal
appearance a'most exactly wiih the brief
description g.vcn of Williams. The deputy
obscivtd the thangcr closely but fm lively.
so i b in t to attract his attention, and was
more than cicr convincul that he was the
man. Leaving the depot the stianger
ciossed li c street, and aflcr cntciing a sa.
loon and taking a ci uple of thinks, went
in'o tlie Unison hoiel and scaled himself nt
i he breakfast table. C.iusidciing a mo
ment, Collins ic.solicd to arrest the man at
alleviiiio. In puisunncc of this resolu
tion, he entered the hotel, and walking up
to tlie unsuspecting traveler, informed
him that ho was a ptisouer. at the same
lime coienni: him with a brace of six
shooitr.-. The stranger took the matter
coolly, aud made no show of resistance;
hut whet a j'l'ir of handcuffs were pro
duced asked if he would be allowed to
finish his break f ist. Aflcr
HE WAS HANDCCFKED,
Collins icaicheil him and found on Ins
poison a -lo-calliber icvolvcr ana about
$10 in money. When bieakfasl was over
Collins and hispiisoncr took the train for
Contcution, and in conversation the pris
oner admitted that hi3 name was Williams
and ill it he was the man that killed Zeig
Ier, but claimed ho acted only in self-de
fense. On ai riving in town, Williams was
at once convejed to ihe county jail, and
dui ing tlio afternoon was time interviewed
by an Bl'lT-irn icpcttcr. He is a joung
m-.n about 21 ycai ' age, medium bight,
blue e)fs, light mustache and swarthy
complexion. His 'ace is palj audhaggard
his eyelids inflamed a3 if fiom dii-sippa;
tii ii, Mhile the dirk circles under bis
eies tell of sleepless nights or brood
ing sorrow. At ii-rt he de
clined to make any statement in regaid
lo the shooting of Zeigier, or his subse
quent movement, but in tlie course of
conienaiinn ho slated that after the shoot,
ing he al Ih'st intended to giie himself up
to Iho aithoiitics. Fiicnds, however, ad
vised him not lo do so, as he might be
Ijnehed if lie did so. He said ihat after
the shooting he went to the house of Mr.
Daves, and then shuck out in tl eelarkness
for Contenti' n ; ih.it be boauled a south
lioi.nd tiain in tlic n orning al Huacbuca
Siding, and wmi as lar south as Ilcrmo
sillo, Soiioui; that he intended all the
while to give liim-ill'up ai d siauil hial at
some linn in ihe fi'tuu ; ihat the
hllOOlIM! WAS DONE IN SELK-DEKLNCK,
as ho could piove; thai Zi igltr used all
manner of vile epi'liets and drew a weapon
on him la fore lie liied, and that he be
lieved lie was justified in committing the
deed. When in f .unci! tlu.t a leiolierwas
I'nuiid iltuc Zeighr fell, lie evpiessed
s.ili-f ii timi, and said he w.13 afraid it
would not be found. Tho prisoner said
Zeielcr, for some time previous lo 4he
shooting, had peisc-outid him and en
ilea von d to ' run him out" of ihe mine end
camp. He also said lie had been told Ihat
Zeigier, some two jeais ago, did run a
man out of Har-haw, and that, not long
siiue, he made a gambler heie in town
'take water." In leply to the question of
whoie be i-as going when arrested, he
said he was going lo Tucson to look for
woik, Mid alter a while intended to come
to Tomb-t"ne and smiendertothc author!
tics, fie thoupht it was only an accident
that he was anisicd al Benson. Dining
the interview the prisoner manlfesled con
sidciable rervoi'sniss, i mi h's appeaiance
indiciled th-t he has been drinking
heaiily. of Into. He is orginallv frrm
Santa Clara county, California. Deputy
Sheriff Collins, who iccognized AVilliams
from the description furnished by Sheriff
Bchan, is to be commended for his discrc
uou and vigilance in the manor. The
grand jury now in session will probably
lake coguixanceof the case, and if a bill is
found, a speedy trial will doubtless cnusue,
when it is lo bo hoped justice to the living
and dead will be (lone.
I J Baler, tentorial tieasurer, is vis
iting 'fm sin and will probably extend his
trip ti Tomb tone before returning to tl