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VOL. 1. NO. 22.
Official Directory Graham County
H$ CoDSClfc Butt Dunlap
Skinner. Joscoh Fish.
IS- Board or Sopkrvisobs
Henry IIIU, Chairman, Clifton
F. V. II) s, Member, Fort Grant.
k II llnnnitlf Mnralta Cn fViil
JSjR' " U Smith. Url,,Solomonille.
Hm Shcrii r Arthur A. iglit, bolomom lite
BHpf RrconrtKi -Manuel Leon, bolomom Hie.
Bk Trusckir Frank l) sart, Solomonvtllo.
P DistbiCt Cifrk B, It. Adams. SolomonUllo
) I):st. Atty llcy E. Jones, Solomom lllo
Geo. Cluff, Solomom 111c.
Surveyor Sarawel Logan, Soloioom llle.
' .-Assessor redre Mlchelcna. Solomom Mo.
6. Y, 6. & It RAILROAD,
hi insrii"8fY HM
IMwrn)" """ J and FOItT THOMAS.
Taking ti. May 31st, at 1,00 p. m.
? ..... t No. 2.
',6 30,..ain Lv , Fort Thomas . Ar,5 40.pra
JWlHi.am L Mthewslllo t.. h 5 00, pm
H3,17ain Ar Lv 4 SH pm
. I'ima I
7,45.a m L Ar 4 zi pm
$7165,. am Lv ....Central J.. . Lv 4 14 pm
5805,. am Lv Thatcher J . .Lv.4 01 pm
8 ,19, am Ar J Safford 2 . Lv 3 SO pm
SJ 29 ,a.ra Lv Ar 1 80 pm
t)8 4H. a.m Ar Solomon J. Lv 3 10 pm
IK am Lv. AT.i aa pm
$9 21 ..am. Lv Kail N Ranch Lv 2 25 pm
19 S3 , a in Lv Dig Wind Mill t Lv 2 11. pm
;9 SO. am L llalley's Wells t Lv 2 00 pm
30 87 a m Lv O. V. O. & N. ys. I Lv,l 10 pm
II 00 a.m Ar Bowie I Lv.l OO.pm
Trains Nos. 1 and 2 run dally except Sunday.
ST councctlugwlth Fouthcrn Pacific II. It. at Bow le
jfor all points .cast and u est, ami with Laytons
F'tage line at Fort Thomas for Bau Carlos, Globe
5&VClty and Tonto Basin
, J Station have no agents.
' v,i Telegraph Stations
The Company reserves the right to arj this
schedule as, ilrcumstanies ma) require
W M. OAKLAND, President.
$ Arizona and N. M. Railway,
s 1 f
2Ef S Timetable Jo
Golns -3 Going
BST No. 11 2
arwKorth S'a "i g " South
3 9 o J L 18M S
L' -a A Si
,12 00 m 1 tl.ds'burj;? 10 20 am
...lOOipm 20 2 tbummit 20 920am
.,200pm 40 3 ArDuncau 20 820am
if-' 2 10 pm h Duncan 8 10 am
, 2 35 p m 47 4 t She Id'n 1 7 45 a m
2 4S p m 60 5 t Yorks .1 7 38 a m
S 05 ni m M f t Cornnado S 7 25 a in
3 25 ip m 69 7 f Guthrie " 4 7 10am
' 3M pun IVI 8 ts Mdlng 5 G 45 a m
4 00 p m (A 9 t n Siding 2 f. 40 a la
, 4 80 pm 71 10 Ar CUftout 5 0 15 a in
Trains run dally except Sunday
Stop on Signal tLiae Arrhe.
Dr. I. E. Brenner,
' Hfts.flnlslied his r.or ofllcoand is prepared to
, snake good lalso plates from $10 00 up. Terth
"j positively extracted without pain.
Opt'iu: IIours; 9 to 12 a.m. 2 to 4 p.m.
W. B. Fonda,
JiMtlco of the Peace,
r fiAFFOni). - ARIZONA
Special attention gh cn to collections
Water sights bought and sold.
''Draws deeds, contracts and all kinds of legal
papeits. Titles examined and abstracts furnished.
Barnes & Martin,
Wiley & Jones,
Practices In all Federal and Territorial Courts
Attorney at Law,
Practices In all Federal and Territorial Courts,
J. M. Mollnm,
Attorney at Law.
SAFFORD .... ARIZONA,
practices in U. S. and Territorial Courts.
' M. J. Egan,
Attorney at Law.
;i CLIFTON, - - - ARIZONA.
-1 Office lu the Arizona Copper Co's Building west
. nide of the liver.
L? Jos. H. Lines,
Justice of the Peace,
PtMA. 4 . ARIZONA
'. Com evanting done and all kinds of legal pa-
l Vt1 J
Attorney at Law.
BAFFORU - ARIZONA.
fcNotary rubllq and Con eyancer,
m. L E. Wightman,
Physician and Surgeou.
PIM K, ARIZONA.
'Call1 answered promptly da) and night,
I Office, Main Street,
Safford Drug Co.,
And everything usually kept in a
first-class drug store.
' OfiAS. H. PORTER, M-J.
I, " In tho same building
Qrv T)ay ANiwrfc
LOCAL NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Items of Local Interest Gathered by
Reporters on their Rounds.
DOINGS IN AND ABOUT TOWN
Itrcery Little Notes of VencrnI Interest
Picked up Here and There.
A full lino of Millinery Stock at
T. T. Huntor.s.
Mrs. Warren Snow, of Pt. Grant,
is visiting hor parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. R. Freeman.
Miss Clara Salkcld loft on Wednesday
last to visit relatives at
Lordsburg, X, M.
Mrs. Xecse, of Solomonvillc, is
visiting hor daughter, Mrs. Lambert
The littlo daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William Kirtland is
John Saline, of Pima, is
to bo quite ill on tho top of Mt.
About 'fifty peoplo of Fima left
for Camp Columbino last Saturday
for an outing.
Miles Reay, who had two ribs
broken last week is getting along
It is reported that they have a
patent churning machine at Camp
Columbine which is run by water
Judge and Mis. OluiT and Mr.
and Mrs. Thos. E. Williams loft for
a short visit to St. David and
Tho child of John Lee's which
was taken "with diphtheria last week
is improving rapidly under tho
care of Dr. Porter.
D. M. Green will established his
paint shop in tho now building
eroctod foi that purpose, adjoining
Win. Kirtland's blacksmith shop.
Moses Cluft of Pima captured
a yoiing cub a short timo sinco on
Mt. Graham. It can now bo seen
On account of tho small pox
scaro quite a number of peoplo
wcto soon wending thoir way to
wards tho oflico of Dr. Porter this
woekfor thepurposo of being
Harry Gray stepped on a nail
last Friday -which run through tho
sole of his -shoo and penetrated his
foot about three-fourths of an inch.
It laid him up 'for sovoral days but
ho is getting around all right now.
Through a privato lotter wo learn
that Geo. H. IBirdno, who has been
on tho Sandwich Islands for tho
last ton months, has been seriously
ill for some timo past, but is bettor
IL P. "Wightman, Ph. G., bro.thev
of Dr. L. JE. IVightraan arrived
in Pima last week from Chicago.
lie expects to make Pima his homo
and "will open up a drug store at
Elsewhere in this issue appears
an ad. for J. D. llolladay. Ho ad
vertises the best, cheapest and
whitest lime in the country. If
you aio in need of lime it will pay
you to call on or write to him.
Ilis post office address is Fort
Road Supervisors Xayton and
Green are doing some good work
on tho public roads, repairing
bridges, etc. They raised tho
bridge across tho Union canal just
south of tho Groesbeck hotel on
Tuesday last so that now it is beyond
tho reach of high water.
Last week Orson Shoppeard, of
this place, completed laying a cement
floor in Prcst. Layton's ice
factory. It is tho first of this kind
of work ever done in this vicinity,
and is an aitistic picco of work.
Tho floor is blocked off in squares
and has an exact resemblance of
In our professional column will
bo found tho law caid of William
Placo, of Saflord. Mr. Place comes
to us with good recommendations
as a lawyer from Cochiso county
where ho has practised law-successfully
for a number of years. He is
also a notary public and is prepared
to cxecuto work connected
with that office promptly. '
Tho San Simon was xip higher
last Friday than it has been- for a
number of years past. Tho flood
after sti iking tho county road,
rushed like a mighty river along
tho south side of tho grdo thrown
up by Undo Noah Green last summer
but it had no effect on the
grado for it still remains there just
as substantial as it did before tho
In another column will bo found
tho articles of incorporation of the
Graham County Mining and Smelting
Company, with 3L N.
as picsident. Tin's company
has a group of very valuable mines
in tho Lono Star district, and intend
erecting a smelter near the
rivor just north of town. This is
a commendable enterprise and
should receive encouragement from
' jJ U.
A STARTLING CONFESSION.
A Lunatic Causes Kxcltemcnt by Claiming
to Ito the Kinanuel Church
In tho county jail of Santa
Cruzo Cala., is confined "William
F. Cariott who says ho murdered
Blancho Lamont and Minnie "Williams
in Emanuel cIhu oh last April.
Ho gave himself up to tho chief of
polico as a dangerous ciiminal, a
fow nights sinco. Tho next morning
ho was discharged as a harmless
lunatic. Then ho went to the
shcrilf to whom ho confessed his
guilt as tho perpetrator of tho
Emanuel church murders. To tho
district attorney ho told a story
that at first seemed plausible, but
when Barrett went into details of
tho crime, the inconsistencies convinced
his auditors of his perfect
innocenco and complete insanity.
Barrett, who was formerly a
waiter in a San Francisco restaurant,
says ho saw Durrant and two
girls on a street car, and admiring
Miss Lamont and Miss Williams
ho boarded tho car u tho hope of
making their acquaintance. Tho
trio alighted at Emanuel church,
Barrett following. Durrant and
Miss Lamont ontered tho chinch,
followed still by Barrett, while
Miss Williams waited outside.
Bairott says ho hid behind a pow.
Detecting an odor of escaping
gas Durrant went to the bolfry to
stop tho leak. Barrett says ho
seized and attemped to assault
Miss Lamont. To stiflo her
screams ho choked hor and sho
suddenly dropped dead. To
silence Miss Williams, Barrett says
ho then stabbed hor with a knifo
from tho restaurant. Meantimo
Durrant had been overcome by
gas and was so dazed that ho did
not sco Barrett carrj'ing the bodies
to tho belfry. Barrott says ho did
not wish Durrant to bo hanged for
his crime and that ho was sure ho
would eventually to lound out.
Barrott resembles Durrant in
personal appearance He has
worked hero as a waiter, but is
periodically dissipated. Ho persisted
in his statements, despite a
sovcro cross examination. Ho
will be examined for insanity.
Wanted to Die.
Fred White, a former citizen of
Utah, who camo from 'that state to
Prescott last Novombor, who is
said to bo a very sober and
man, but who has grown despondent
on account of being ci
up by rheumatism, contemplated
ending his sfTcring and helplessness
by committing suicide.
With tho intention of taking his
life by shooting, ho bought a pint
of whiskey and drank it at one sitting
in order that it might ncrvo
him to do tho desperate deed, but
not bejng accustomed to drink, tho
fiery liquid threw him into convul
sons, and when ho was found by
neighbors ho was floundering
around on tho floor, while a pistol
lay conveniently near him. Restoratives,
administered had tho desired
effect of restoring him to consciousness,
but ho said ho wanted
to die, and that if ho got over this,
it would only bo a fow days until
he would dio anyway.
During Judge Chill's absoncc.
John McGowen Avill take charge
of and conduct tho affairs of tho
Probato Judge's office.
Francisco Peralta shot and kill
ed Jose M. Acevada, foreman of
tho Cameron cattle ranch, six miles
from Ft. Huachuca, last Saturday
Judge J. M. McCollum places his
law card in our professional column
this week. Judge McCollum
has practised as a lawyer about a
year in our county and needs no
Tho recent floods filled the
under tho railroad track,
leading to the Owens & Blako grist
mill, so full of mud and drift-wood
that the water would not pass
through it, and it was necessary to
remove part, of tho coveiing in order
to clean it out.
Wo all know that Grovcr is a
good uan, weighing over three
hundred ionds. But who would
have supposed" that it would require
a boat let long and of
nino feet beam to convtj'him and
his corporosity about BnVzard's
Bay? Jj. A. Times.
In another column will be, found
William Kirt land's new advertisement
for his new blacksmith shop.
Ho is located across tho stftect and
ono block south of the Guardian
office and is to alj 'kinds
blacksmithing, wagon and carriage
work on short notice.
Messers. W. B. Fonda and
Ijams, the Misses. Ella and
Sadio Shoppeard and Maud and
Laura Komp, left for Camp Arcadia
last Fridaynwihthe declared
deteiimination of serenading the
At last reports, wc are sorry
to say, tho condition of G. B. Epx,
who . . t is sunerinir . . from . a veiv severe . s
attack of typhoid lever, was no bet
l'.'a!iSl,, . vw&4uy',
COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUGUST 2, 1895.
THE TUG CHILDS
Fired on mid Captured by a Kevcmic Cut-
Last week tho Revenue Cuttor
McLean fired on and captured tug
Geo. W. Childs, off tho coast of
Florida, which is said to have been
purchased by tho Cubans for filibustering
purposes. Soon after
tho Childs left Koy West the Collector
of Customs, upon information
of the Spanish Consul,
the McLane to ovortako the
Qhilds and bring her back to port.
It is lumored that a deckhand by
tho name of William Lynch, who
was shipped at Jamaica, had furnished
tho Consul with information
to tho effect that sho was bound on
a filibustering expedition. Lieutenant
Hay, of the McLean, says that
signals were set for tho Childs to
heavo to, but that no attention was
paid to them, and seeing no chanco
to overtake her, two solid shots and
ono shell wore fired before sho camo
about. Sho was boarded by a
crow from tho cutter, with Lieutenant
Hay in command, who brought
her into port.
Captain Swain, pf tho Childs, is
very indignant at having been fiied
upon, and states that ho knows of
no reason why such action should
have been taken against him. He
says that ho was propel ly entered
from his trip from Jamaca, and
while some slight irregularities did
exist in his crow list, it was owing
to tho fault of his brokers at Phil
adclphia, and had been settled at
tho Custom House at Koy West.
He sailed from Jamaica on Juno 12,
and after touching at Point Salina
and uanahona for repairs, he sailed
for Key West, where ho arrived
on tho 3d. He was ordered to Tor-
tugas to be fumigated, and after re
maming thero seven days ho came
back to Koy West.
Ho said yesterday about noon he
clcaicd Ins tug fpr JSow York, hav
ing first surrendered his register
and taken on tho enrollment and
coasting and that shortly
before leaving tho assistant engineer
reported to him that he saw a
party that offered Lynch some
money, and ho was informed by
Lynch that it was 200, to corroborate
tho filibustering story.
Lynch pretended to tho Captain ho
told tho ho know nothing
about filibustering. Tho Captain
sent ono deckhand, shipped at this
port, to find out the party. IIo returned,
stating that Lynoh was then
talking to tho Spanish Consul. Tho
affair has greatly excited tho Cubans,
and thero aro threats of assaulting
tho Spanish Consul.
A camp meeting will bo held on
tho Gila river about 7 miles above
Duncan, in tho neighborhood of the
Richmond school house, beginning
August 22nd and continuing about
ten days to bo a self sustaining meeting,
held under tho auspices of the
M. E. Church South. Fine camp
grounds, convenient to water,
wood, shade, etc. Every body invited,
come prepared to camp and
bring your friends with you. Rev.
T. L. Adams, Rev. Wm. D. Clayton
and othor ministers are expected
to bo present. Wo expect a
largo crowd and a glourious meeting.
J. II. Angle, Preacher in charge.
Last Saturday several washouts
occuircd between Solomonvilleand
Bowie on tho G. V. G. & N. which
delayed tho sonthbound train about
Tho rains Wednesday night caused
two small washouts near Thomas,
and washod away considerable
roadbed beyond Solomonvillc, and
a gang of men were sent from
Thomas on Thursday morning's
train to repair the breaks.
A great deal of tho S. P. tracks
were damaged by Wednesday
night's floods between Bowie and
and railroad pass.
A man by the name of Brown,
foreman of a loading gang, at a
logging camp at Flagstaff had his
head crushed last -week from tho
effects of which he died in about
two hours. He was loading logs
on a skidway, and in moving a log
another log rolled down, and before
he could get out of tho way
tho logs camo together, catching
tho top of his head between them,
eiushing tho skull in a frightful
The injunction prayed for by tho
Central canal company against tho
Graham canal company was sustained
in Commissioner Hyatt's
court on Wednesday. Tho taking
of evidence consumed the greater
portion of three days, and a largo
number of witnesses were examined.
The court allowed tho Central
2000 inches ol water as prior appropriation.
The San Simon wsas higher Ves-
terday than il wasljist Friday. ,
A week ago last Tuesday wo had
one of tho heaviest rains ever wit
nessed by tho oldest inhabitants of
Duncan. It did a creat deal of
damage. Ward & Courtney suffered
a loss of about 8500. Water
camo rushing down iho canyons
and across tho places owned by
Ward & Courtney, B. B. Adams
and J. 31. Brown, doing consider
able damago to hay in tho stack on
eacli place. Tho wholo town was
under water for several hours and
south of town tho raihoad track
was washed out in several places,
delaying trains for four days.
Work at Carlisle has been de
layed considerably by tho death of
Mr. Child will leave for Europe
in a fow days.
Thomas Windham made an El
Paso trip last wcok. Tom says ho
expects to bo keeping house before
A representative of Freudcnthal,
Steffain & Co., of El Paso, spent a
few dajs in Carhslo this week.
Nathan Solomon made Carlisle
a business visit last week. Ho re
turned again this week to take
charge of tho Oailislo store former
ly the pioperty of Sig Weisl.
Mr. Colquhoun and family passed
through hero on their way to tho
City of Mexico last week.
Mr. Putnam has rented Mr. J.R
Nicks' restaurcnt and will feed tho
hungry in tho future. Try him
when in town.
Rev. Angol preached hero last
Sunday and will preach again on
tho first Sunday in August.
Mr. Childs left for London last
Big washouts havo occurred on
tho railroad, and tho eompany had
two trains and about 100 men hero
all week which gave Duncan quite
a lively appearance.
Wiss Lula Olnoy and Miss Jennie
Parks wore visitors in town this
Mrs. Tom Simpson has arrived
homo, entirely recovered from her
Heavy rains and winds havo
boon of daily occurrence for the
Mr. Adams lost the balance of
his corral wall during the wind
storm last Saturday.
Good Templcr's Notes.
Miss Ella. Oro gav a icnvuBranco
party at tho residence of Wjlliam
Placo last-Monday evening, for tho
benefit of tho young peoplo of tho
Order. Cake and lemonade was
served good timo was enjoyed
The ouartcrlv election was hold
at tho Lpdge last Tuesday night
and the following officers elected:
P. W. C.T., - E. D. Tuttlo.
W. C. T, -V. - Wm. Placo.
T. '- Miss Ella Ore.
Supt. of J. T. Mis. Wm. Placo.
F. S. - - John Evans.
Treasurer -Chaplain Henry Nash.
Secretary - - Harry Gray.
Ast. Seo - MissJElizabeth Perkins.
MarshalT" - D. B. McCall.
Deputy Mar. - Miss Abbio Lewis.
Guard - - G. B. McCarty.
Sentinel - Miss Georgia Hildreth.
A public installation of the officers
of the Order will be held in
tho upper room of the Safford Drug
Co's. now building next Tuesday
night, to which tho public is in
vited. An ico cream supper will
bo served in tho basement.
Quite a number of new members
joined the Order at the last meet
ing. The total membership now
That Troublesome Law.
Mr. Wiley E. Jones, of Graham
county) sot forth a strong brief in
tho appeal case of Wentworth, ap
pellee,svs. Harwood, appellant, or
in the appeal of the case which involves
the act of the last Legislature
concerning the 'Classification
of Counties." The question involved
is "Can an enrolled bill, duly
signed, by tho presiding officer of
both houses of the legislature,
bv' tho Governor, and de-
positcll inttho office of the Secre
tary of th 9 Territory, be impeached
by! the- journals of the Legislature!
or y'101' purported evidence,
as sought py appellant in this case."
Mr. Jones, in a very ablo and ex
haustive brief, full of sound argu
ment and good authority, makes a
.strong plea and one that can bo
nothing elso than cflectivc in the
negative,. of the question. Tho Act
will undoubtedly stand as it is
found in tho enrolled bill.
Smith On the 29tb ult., to tho
wife of 31. L. Smith, of Solomon-
yille, a son.
Frye On tho 31st nit., to the
wife of Lambert Frye, of Safford,
Thompson On tho 25th , ult., to
Mrs. Thompson, of 'Safford, .a
daughter. VWS. .
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WHERE HONOR IS DUE.
The Credit Due Arizona's Surveyor General.
The great Peralta fraud, which
is just now exciting large attention
was long ago thoroughly exposed
and its ridiculous claims laid bare
by General Royal A. Johnson,- of
Tucson, who was surveyor general
of Arizona under Garfield. General
Johnson made an exhaustive
study of the entire subject, uncovering
all of its concealed frauds in a
report to tho commissioner of the
Upon tho fact of this report all
subsequent investigations havo been
made and tho wholo claim declared
by tho court a fraud. It was a
great pieco of work, and required
perscveranco and courage together
tho facts and make such a report.
As it was not a direct demand of
his official position, and was done
in tho interest of tho people, it is
still more worthy of special acknowledgement.
Those who now
claim tho credit of this iniquitous
claim seem disposed to ignor the
laborious and intelligent work of
General Johnson. Yet, without it,
in all probability, they would even
now havo failed.
This man Iteavis, of tho Peralta
claim, made his first appearance in
tho far west in 1870. lie married
a Mexican girl, whom ho claimed
to bo tho solo hoiress of a perfectly
imaginary person, whom ho himself
invented, one Don Miguel do Peralta,
baron of Arizona, to whom
tho king of Spain, Ferdinand VI,
in 1758, had granted a tract of land
75 miles long and 225 broad, lying
in tho present Arizona territory.
Ho forged Spanish and Mexican
documents and seals, and retained
Toscoe Conkling, Colonel
Colonel Broadhcad, of St.
Louis, and others as counsel for
An eastern journal now gives
great credit to Attorney General
Olnoy for defeating this claim,
which would havo driven 50,000
peoplo from their homes. Tho Inter-Ocean
desires to do justice to
tho attornoy general, but wo only
affirm a plain fact when wo state
that the claim was
defeated not through the management
of tho United States, but upon
tho ovidenco procured, by great
labor and often privato expense of
tho then young surveyor general
of Arizona, now a privato citizen
of Tucson. The Intir Ocean mentions
tho matter in tho interest of
true history and to do simple justice
to a faithful and intelligent official
who sought to do his wholo
J. T. Owens has just received ono
of tho largest assortments of men's
hats ard caps ever brought to tho
valley at one time. You can got
any size, color or shape you desire
at a very low figure. Call and
seo the assortment.
On July 29th tho Board of Supervisors
of Mericopa county refused
to allow the salary of tho
that if an Ernmigration Commissioner
is desired for that county
ho will be one of their own choosing.
FOND OF LETTER H.
Men Use It for an Initial In Names When
Any Other Would Do.
"It's a peculiar thing,"' said the
knowing- clerk In a hotel which is noted
more for its hospitality than it is for its
inquisitiveness into the character of its
guests, "it's a peculiar thing the fondness
that the average man lias for the
letter II as an initial. Now, I don't
suppose that there are more middle
names beginning with II than with
any other letter M or It or S or B but
nine men out of ten, if they are in
doubt about a middle initial, decide on
II," quotes the New York Sun. "Now,
my middle initial is W, but for every
letter I get, except from people I know
well, that has my initial right, I get
three in which it is put down II. It's
very seldom, too, that you'll find a man
with strength of character to
leave out the middle initial of the man
he's writing to if he doesn't know it, so
he clapb in an H and lets it ge. There
seems to be a prevailing superstition
that a man isn't just what he ought to
be unless he has a middle name, and
that the chances are very strong that
that namcbegins with the eighth letter
of the alphabet.
"Now, here's another instance: Cast
your eyes over this page of our register.,
That is mostly late guests who
drop in here late at night and sign
names other than their ow n. See the
result: 'Charles II. Jones.X'John II.
Smith,' 'George II. KobinsonA 'A. II.
Brown,' 'F. W. Brown,' andso on.
There are ten names on that oiic page
the middle Initial of which is III Now,
that letter isn't any easier to write than
any other letter; it certainly isn't any
more ornamental, and I can't ae that
in any respect it has an advantage over
the rest of the alphabet. Yt the
human race sticks to it with a fidelity
w orthy of a more important cause. I'd
like to have some wise man till me
PASTIJKE TO KENT.
I have an excellent nasture to
rent at Giaham.Vpicnty of crass
plenty ofywatcr. Terms S1.50 per
neaa per r itn.
J: R. Polson.
Clipped and Condensed From Late
PASSING EVENTS OF THE WEEK
Happenings Throughout the Territory
Kdlted With the Scissors.
The blowing away of tho new
porches from the insasne asylum
by tho recent Salt River valley
Cyclone is calling forth ciiticism of.
the management of the board of
control from the Phcnix morning
papers. Tho porches wcre,it is"
claimed, constructed in the most
flimsy and unsubstantial manner-imaginable.
As this cyclone destroyed
a great deal of other prop,
city, including houses, orchards '
etc., tho safe courso for the board
of control to pursue to avoid future
cyclones and criticism is to dig
cyclone cellcrs, both for themselves
and tho territorial lunitics, leaving
tho Phenix morning paper peoplo
on tho outside to be blown away
peculiar thing about Navajo
marriages is that after the event
the mother-in-law and son-in-law
must never look at each other in
the face again. Thus these ignorant
savages have solved a problem
which -bothered civilization for
ages. Coconino Sun.
Tho Mesa Free Press suspended
publication for a week; the force,
from editor to devil, having been
overcome by "that tired feeling."
Tho total assessment of Navajo
county foots up $1,110,003,07.
Next year this will bo increased
very materially. Thee were only
59,000 sheep returned in this county,
on account of tho assessment being
made so late. This will not
occur next year, "and this ono item
alone will make a difterenco of
nearly 50,000 Wnslow Mail.
report is confirmed that
Robert Anderson lost five cows last
week from hydrophobia, four having
died before the nature of the
malady was suspected. The fifth
ono which was put into tho corral
developed rabies during the night,
frothed at tho mouth, ran about the
corral in a frenzy, and horned
other cattle. When Louis Walli-man
wont to tho corral tho following
morning tho cow charged him,
and ho shot her with a six-shooter.
A young man named Poole, some
time ago at Mammoth, shot away
both tho bones of his forearm.
Tho wound was dressed and ono
of the bones healed all right, while
the other one sloughed away.
Thursday of tho last week the
physicians performed tho operation
of bone grafting, using a bone from
a dog selected for that purposo, tho
operation being entirely successful.
Theic aro two ways of
this operation; ono beipg
of graft in tho bone of tho animal
while alive, of courso
it, and the other method, as
was necessary in tho operation yesterday,
to kill tho animal and transfer
tho bone. Oasis.
At Tucson last weok tho curious
spectacje was witnessed of a devout
company of the Sisters of St. Joseph
and a few male believers,
marching in procession carrying
banners bearing tho imago of the
Virgin, a crucifix, and lighted tapers.
About 4 o'clock every morning
the little band of supplicants
marched to tho first bridge cast of
tho Santa Cruz and back to tho
Tho wholo scene was not only
impressive, but tho chanting and
responses were really pretty, tho
voices sounding sweetly in tho
fresh morning air. It cannot bo
said, however honest the indention
of the good ladies, that this means
ofprOdusing rain is always successful,
but in case of failure and
tho sky refuses to respond, the tutelary
saints aro then nailed in
trees and aro lefl to blister in the
sun till their pervcrseness, ceases
and the rains descend to slako the
thirsty earth, when they aro again
takon down and restored to their
places of favor in the hearts and
hearthstone of the devout and faithful
was received today from
Bisbeo that four men were executed
near Bavispo in a manner similar
to that of Tribolet, on a charge
of being implicated in the Jailing
of arrospector for no other apparent
cause than to get possession of
his mino, which is supposed to be
very rich. The name of the pros
pector killed is not known, but he
was an American citizen. No further
particulars could be learned.1
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