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Official Directory Graham County
Leoishtup.i: Oeo. Skinner, Joseph Fish.
Board op Surrnvisoiw
Henry Hill, Chairman, Clifton
F. W. Hays, Member, Fort Urant.
A, II. llennett, Member, Safford.
11. U Smith, Clerk, Boloraonvlllo.'
Sheriff Arthur A. Wight, Solomonvllle
Recorder Manuel Leon, Solomonvllle.
Tr.EASBRFR Frank Dysart, Solomonvllle.
District Clerk B. B. Adams, Solomonvlllo
Dist. Attv. Wiley K. Jones, Solomomlllo
1'p.obate Judoe Oeo. Cluff, Solomon 111c.
Surveyor Samuel Logan, Solomonvllle.
Assessor I'cdro Mlchelena. Solomonvllle.
6. Y, G, & N, RAILROAD j
Iletrcii llOWIKitml POltT THOMAS.
' Taking effect Aug. 1th, at 1;00 p. m.
No. 1. No. S.
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10 23. .am I.v Central 1 Lv.7 01 pm
10 33. .a.m .Lr .Thatcher I.v.G 61. pm
10 49.. a.m. Ar . q,.m,r.i j Lv.G 17.pm
10 59,.am. Lv V"Ml)nl ( "Ar.C37.pm
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11 51.. a.m Lv...l:all N Ranch t . .Lv.5 II. pm
12 03..a.m. Lv .Big Wind Mill t . Lv.5 01. pm
12 18. .a m Lv .llnllf y's Wells t . Lv.4 50 pm
1 17..a.m Lv .0. V. (1. & N. ys. 2 .Lv.4 OO.pm
20..R.m..Ar Bowie 2 Lv.S CO.pm
Trains Kos. 1 and 2 run dally except Sunday,
connecting with Southern l'aclfio It. It. at Bowie
for all points east and west, and with Layton's
stage line at l'urt Tl.omas for San Carlos, Globe
City and Tonto liasin.
J Station hae no agents.
i Telegraph Stations.
The Company reserves the right to vary this
schedule as circumstance may require.
"VM. OAKLAND, President.
Arizona and N, M. Railway,
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Oolng -a - ca Going
5 No. 11 S3
North gsa S S" South
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No 2 I No.l
12 00 m 1 tLds'burgt 10 20 a m
J 00 p in 20 2 tSiimmlt t 20 9 20 a m
2 00pm 40 3 ArDuncau 20 820am
2 10pm . .. Lv Duncan ... 8 10am
2 35 p m 47 4 t Sheld'n 7 7 45 a m
2 43 p m 60 5 t Yorks 3 7 3S a m
3 05 pm 55 G t Coronado 5 7 23 a m
3 23 p m 59 7 t Guthrie 4 7 10 a m
3 55pm Gl 8 fs Siding 5 045 am
4 00pm Gfi 9 tn Siding 2 C 10am
4 30 p m 71 10 Ar Cllftont 5 6 15 a m
Trains run dally except Sunday
Stop on Signal t Leave t Arrive.
Dr. M. E. Brenner,
Has finished his cev ofllcc and Is prepared to
make good false plates from S10.00 up. Teeth
positively extracted without pain.
Office Hour.s; 9 to 12 a. m. 2 to I p, m.
W. B. Fonda,
Justice of the Peace,
Special attention given to collections
Water rights bought and sold.
Draws deeds, contracts and all kinds of legal
papers. Titles examined and abstracts furnished.
Barnes I Martin,
Wiley E. Jones,
Practices in all Federal and Territorial Courts
F. L B. Goodwin,
Attorney nt Tax.
SOLOMONVILLK, - ARIZONA.
Practices in all Federal And Territorial Courts,
J. H. McCollum,
Attorney at Law.
SAFFORIl .... ARIZONA.
Practices In U. S. and Territorial Courts.
M. J. Egan,
Attorney nt Law.
CLIFTON, - ARIZONA.
Office in tho Arizona Copper Co's Building west
side of the river.
E. J. Edwards,
Attorney at Law,
Attends tho District Court of Graham County
and practices In all the Courts In Arizona.
Attorney at Law.
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
Dr. L. E. Wightman.
Physician ami Surgeon.
PIMA, - ARIZONA.
Calls answered promptly day and night,
Office. Main Street,
r Safford Drug Go,
I. T. IJAMS, Manager.
And evcrything.usunlly kept in a
, first-class drug storo.
UJIAO. .11. JTUIlXXill. JU.. V
In tho samo building
3ior Open Day and Night
LOCAL NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Items of Local Interest Gathered by
Reporters on their Rounds.
DOINGS IN AND ABOUT TOWN
Ilreezy Little Notes of General Interest
Picked up Here and There.
Tho corn crop in tho valloy is
going to bo immenso this year.
A full lino of Millinery Stock at
T. T. Huntor.s.
W. B. Fonda has commenced to
haul material onto the ground
with which to build his now store.
Harry B. Fox, of tho Guardian
has been at Camp Arcadia this
Thero was a stray mule killed by
tho train last Saturday night, in
tho Becbo lane.
"V. A. Carter, Jr. of Pima, who
lias boon at Mesa Uily all summer
returned homo last wcok.
J. D. D. Horrora, of
informs us that ho will open a
moat market in town on the 21st
of this month.
Last Wednesday night a dog
supposed to bo mad bit moro than
a dozen other dogs in Thatcher,
and Thursday morning the peoplo
made a wholesale slaughter of
Mrs. Paul Becbe, of this place
has boon suffering for several days
with diphtheria. Dr. Wightman
was called to sco the caso on Tues
day and sho is now on tho im
Last Tuesday N. W. Birdno presented
U3 with a dozen peaches,
averaging in weight 1-2 ounces
each. They woro of tho Chinese
cling variety, and wero all picked
from tho samo tree. Next.
Dr. L. E. Wightman has purchased
tho Smith Thurston property,
across the street from Wm. Bollin's
store at Pima. Dr. Wightman will
commenco to romodel tho house
tho first of tho week, preparatory
to starting his drug storo.
Mrs. L. M. Gustafson, Pima's
popular millinor returned homo
last Saturday from Camp Columbine,
whoro sho had been taking an
outing, Mrs. Wm. Eansom has had
charge of the store during her ab-
I have just received my full and
wintei stock of men's and boy's
ready niado clothing that I will
sell cheap for cash. I have 100
suits of all styles and patterns.
Como quick and take your choico
at J.tT. Owens storo, Safford. 8-16-
Mac Robinson, of the Porter
storo of Pima, was called homo
last week b' a telegram to tho bedside
of his father and mother who
aro both very ill. They livo in
Texas. Mr. Hayes of Thomas has
taken Mn Robinson's place in tho
storo during his absence.
Paul Hermans, tho gcnicl and
enterprising agent and correspondent
of tho Los Aangeles Times was
in tho city last Friday in tho interest
of tho paper he ropresonts,
and on Saturda' left for Camp
Arcadia. Mr. Hermans will no
doubt canvass tho whole valloy before
Cluff's now saw mill, on tho top
of Mt. Graham will soon bo in operation.
They have commenced
tho erection of tho machinery, all
of which is on tho ground except tho
boiler, and it has been loaded and
started for tho summit of the mountain.
Tho road is now completed,
and before another 30 days passes
thoy expect to bo making lumber.
Dr. Porter has been called to
Bowio Station to render professional
services twice this week.
One visit was to Mrs. John Wog,
who was suffering from acute quinsy
and the other was to attend one
of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Wicker-sham's
children, who has the scarlet
fover. Both patients aro doing
Capt Adams, of Wilcox, and
gentleman woro in Pima last
week, and went to tho Lone Star
district o inspect Miller and Red
Eaglo mines, owned by Dr.
man and Mr. Miller, with a view of
bonding tho properly. Thoy expressed
thomsolves as being well
pleased with tho mines, and signified
their intontion of bonding
Dr. Porter was called to
last Friday night in consultation
with Dr. Lacoy in tho
caso of tho little child of Mr. and
Mrs. Luther Groon. The child was
suffering from a scvoro attack of
laryngeal diphtheria; tho operation
of opening tho wind pipe was
thought of, but tho descaso gavo
way to the action of medicne, rendering
tho operation unnecessary.
Tho child is now on a fair way to
Bead the Guardian.
As Described Ity A Traveling Agent For
The Tucson Citizen, In That Sheet
Of August 8th.
Tho train reaches Bowio too late
to tako tho Gila Valloy Globe &
Northorn road to Solomonvillo,
and I had to wait until tho next
day to continuo the trip to Graham
county. Bowio has tho best restaurant
along the S. P. E. R, lino
from Yuma to El Paso, Capt. J. II.
Tcvis has charge of it. Travelers
on tho railroad pay 75 cents for
meals, other persons pay 50 cents.
Capt. Tcvis has a fino orchard near
tho hotel, and takes a great delight
in killing Juno bugs to save his
grapes. Ho has tho most delightful
arbors that 1
have seen in this section of tho territory.
I tasted some fino paper
shelled almonds raised in his orchard.
There is a project in view to im
pound tho mountain waters and
convoy them to tho fortilo lands
around Bowie. If that is carried
out wo will hear of a flourshing
railroad town at or near Bowie
Solomonvillo, tho county seat of
Graham county is about thirty five
miles from Bowio and is reached in
a little over two hours. This town
is a littlo backward in improvements
as compared with tho towns
bolow. An effort should bo made
by tho property owners of that
placo to make it moro attractivo.
Tho buildings aro mostly of adobo,
the streets aro not well defined and
not shaded. As building material
is so cheap in this county and
there is an abundance of water,
thero is no reason why
should not bo made moro
especially as it is tho
place for manj' persons having
business before the county court.
Mr. I. E. Solomon acts as tho
father fo tho greater portion of the
population here. Ho carries a very
largo stock of goods in a two story
brick building, and many depend
on him directly or indirectly for
their life comfort. This town is
appropriately named, as it is practically
controlled by Mr. I. E. Solomon.
Ho is, however, a very just
man, and while ho has accumulated
a largo fortuno during his residence
in this valley, ho has helped many
persons to improvo their condition,
and has invested his money in
sevoral enterprises that aro contributing
to tho wolfaro of tho
Below Solomonvillo tho towns of
Layton, Safford, Thatcher, Central
and Pima aro daily adding to the
pleasuro and profit of tho thrifty
farmers who camo hero about eighteen
years ago and drove the snakes
and Gila monsters from tho
mesas, and aro now raising
hens, turkeys, cattlo and horses in
tho places where the mosquito and
the cacti used to thrive. All along
the Gila river for a distance of fifteen
miles aro found tho happy
homes of peoplo who by thrift and
economy transformed their dwelling
places from a tont under a mosquito
bush to cheerful cosy brick
buildings, surrounded with alfalfa
patches, orchards and gardens.
There aro fivo flour mills in the
valley running all day and some of
them day and night, consuming all
tho wheat raised hereabouts for
which tho price is 81.35 in cash.
Lumber and brick sell at $27.50
and 6.50 per thousand respectively-
Graham county has two delightful
summer resorts in tho Graham
mountains Arcadia and Columbine.
At the present timo moro
than 150 persons aro at these two
camps enjoying tho invigorating
mountain air and drinking tho
sparkling and pure mountain water
and using their blankets at night.
Graham county is on tho ora of
great prosperity. Tho people at
prosont seem to bo satisfied with
what thoy have, but when tho outside
world shall know of tho groat
resources of this county, many capitalists
will find hero good chances
for profitable investments.
Thoro is a probability that the
Globo mines will bo started soon,
and if so, it will be tho renewal of
business for Graham county and
tho boginning of a healthy and con
tinuous growth. K.
Excursion to Salt Lake City.
Tho Santa Fo railroad company
has arrainged a special rato of $50
from Doming or El Paso to Salt
Lake City and return, contineous
passage in each direction to and including
This rato has been given to en
able those wishing to attend tho
October conferanco of tho Church
of Je8U3 Christ of Lator-Day Saints
an opportunity to go.
Tickets will bo issued in timo to
reach Salt Lake by Oct. 3d, when
thoro will commonco and continuo
till tho 4th a Welch Musical Festival,
known as tho "Eistcdfodd"
in tho tabernacle and prizes aggregating
several thousand dollars
havo been offered for tho best choir
or othor musical competition. For
further particulars write to E. Copland,
general agent, El Paso.
A Mathematical Solution of tho Problem
hy I'rot. Chas. II. Tully.
Editor Guardian: I will briefly
give you my opinion in relation
to tho apportionment of school
money under the now law.
Districts having a school census
population of moro than ten and
less than twenty, are to receive
S400. Districts having moro than
twenty and less than an average
daily attendance of twenty-five,
aro to receive $500. Those districts
that have an average daily
attendanco of moro than twenty-five,
arc entitled to at least $20
per capita on said attendance.
Now to illustrate: Suppose a
County School Superintendent has
to apportion money to six districts
and their school population or
average daily attendance be as
Dist. No. 1, School population 36.
11 11 2, " " 24
" " 3, " " 16.
" " 4, average daily atten 30.
11 a g 11 -11 11 40,
11 11 Qt 11 ii 11 55,
The Superintendent will apportion
the school moneys to the
above districts in the following
ratios, $400, $500, and $20 per
capita. For instance:
To district No 1, - - $500
2, - - 500
3, -. - 400
4, - - 600
5, - - 800
0 " 1100
lets - - 39,00
bovc amounts can
" all tho di
But if tho
not bo apportioned as provided by
law on account of the school levy
or tho assessment roll being too
low, then tho apportionment is to
be made as nor abovo ratios. If
tho first money to bo apportioned
bo $780, for instance, district No.
1, will be entitled to five thirty-ninths
of S780, and district No. 6,
will bo ontitled to eleven thirty-ninths
of $780, and so on with tho
This is a common senso, practi
cal solution of tho manner in which
tho districts aro to receive their
monoy. It does not mean that the
districts are toaircceive the full
quota of $400, $500 and $20 per
capita for tho financial condition
of tho county may not permit it,
but it is clear enough to any ono
who is familiar with tho routine
work in tho office of the County
School Superintendent and to those
school trustees who aro not
that tho law does not aim to
distroy apy district by refusing to
give it its just proportion of tho
I trust that tho tiresome job of
hair splitting will not be indulged
in, as thero will be moro danger of
splitting tho districts than of splitting
Gone to the Pasteur Institute.
Last Monday morning District
Attorney Wiloy E. Jones left for
Chicago to be treated at tho Pas-tour
Institute for tho bite of a mad
Two weeks ago yesterday a
young pup, ownod by the manager
of the Guardian, camo into tho office,
and Wilbort Ijams and John
Bosnor commenced playing with
him, and he bit them slightly on
tho fingers, and shortly afterward
was tied up, because it was discovered
ho was not well. Somo hours
afterward Mr. Jones camo to tho
offico from Solomonville and commenced
playing with the pup, ho
was not attempting to tio him up,
however, and it was supposed at
tho timo that in a playful mood, ho
bit Mr. Jones on tho hand just hard
enough to draw blood. The pup
continued in a comowhat feverish
condition until Sunday, with no
symptoms, howorcr, of hydrophobia,
eating food and drinking water
about tho same as usual, and did
not seem to get and worso until
Sunday morning when it was noticed
that his breathing was labored,
which led to tho belief that ho had
tho distemper, but about noon of
that day ho was placed in a ditch
of water when he had convulsions
Mr. Ijams and Mr. Besnor do not,
oven now, attach tho least importance
to tho affair, declaring that
the dog was not mad, in fact that
sceraes to be about the universal
opinion, but Mr. Jones, acting on
advico of physicians and porsons
who havo had oxporience with mad
dog bites concluded to tako no
chances and thoreforo loft for
Chicago last Monday.
JTOR SALE, CHEAP FOB CASH.
Ono Windsor Cabnot Piano, in
good condition. For furthor par
ticulars inquire of N. P. Be?bo or
Guardian offico, Safford.
Peele On tho 13th inst to tho
wifo of Bonj. F. Peelo, of this place,
Lee On tho 12th inst. tho 2-year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Lee of diphtheria.
"It has been frequently remarked
that a properly conducted printing
offico is as much secret as a Masonic
lodge. The printers aro not under
oath of secrecy, but always feel
themselves as truly in honor bound
to keep offico sccrots as though
triple oathed. An employe in a
printing office who willingly disregards
this fact, in l'elation to
printing offico secrets, would not
only be scorned by his brethcrn of
tho craft, but would lose his position
at once. This statement is
made beeauso it sometimes happens
that a communication appears in a
newspaper undor an assumed signature,
which excites comment,
and various parties try to find out
who is tho author. Let all be saved
tho troublo of questioning tho
employes of tho printing office.
Thoy are knownothings on such
points as these. On such matters
thej' havo cars and oyes, but no
tongues to wag, and if thoy fail to
observe this rule, let them bo put
down as dishonorable members of
tho craft. It is tho samo in job
printing. If anything is to be
printed and kept secret, let proper
notice be given of the desire of
secrecy, and you might as well
question the Sphnix as one of tho
printers, so that oven books of
lodges aro printed without fear.
Tho same may bo said of tho
front office, as many, no doubt,
havo ascertained. Go to tho editor
and ask the name of tho reporter
who wrote a certain article, or of a
correspondent iroin a distant town,
and you will probably be informed
that what you want to know is an
offico secret. You will bo told so
politely, and later if tho matter is
of any consequenco it may bo again
investigated, but no honest editor,
newspaper proprietor or reporter
will give tho namo of tho secret
fountain from whence he obtains
information. By guarding secrets
sacredly and shealding honest people
who give you information, there
is littlo troublo encountered in securing
Many a man is willing to give
the news, yet ho does not wish to
bo published as a gossiper'or news
monger, iiow frequently people
say, bo careful what you say or do
in tho presence of a newspaper man,
or your name will ,got into tho
paper. Few peoplo hold moro
secrets and guard them better than
does tho editors and reporters.
Should thoy tell half thoy know
one-half the world would bo in a
turmoil. Any nowspaper man
could get himself killed twice a
week if ho should tell tho whole
truth at all times.
Justice Jacksou Dead.
Howell Edmunds Jackson,
of tho Supremo Court of the
United States, died on the night
of Aug. 7th. Justice Jackson was
born in Paris, Ten., April 8th,
1832. Ho was a classical scholar,
graduating from West Tennessee
Collego in 1848. Ho also graduated
from Lebanon Law School in
1858, and engaged in tho practice
of law in Jackson. He removed
to Memphis in 1859 and served on
tho Supremo bench on two
Ho was elected to the
House of Representatives in 1880,
and to tho United States Senate as
a Democrat in 1881 and served until
1886. Ho was appointed
United States Circuit Judge by
President Cleveland, was nominated
for Associate Justico by Mr.
Harrison and was confirmed by tho
Senate Feb. 18th, 1893, and entered
upon tho duties of his offico
March 4th, 1893.
How Paralta Hearts Lives.
What has become of
his pretty wifo and
twins? Did ho get bail, or is
he in durancevile over at Santa
Fe? Las Vegas Optic
James Addison Peralta-Reavis
continues to occupy moro or less
princely apartmonts at tho United
States prison connected with tho
territorial penitentiary, in default
of the $5,000 bond required by tho
United States court commissioner.
Mrs. Peralta-Reavis and tho twins
havo pleasant rooms with Mrs.
Hoppor in this city, and pay week
ly visits to the imprisoned husband
and father, riding over to tho pen
itentiary in a carriage. Whatever
may bo said or thought of Reavis,
his wife certainly conducts herself
like a perfect lady, and tho twins
aro as bright, attractivo and manly
appearing littlo boys a3 ono often
sees Santa de jeto Mexican.
In response to a call issued by
United Statos Senators Harris, of
Tennessee, Jones, of Arkansas, and
Turpie of Indiana, representative
Domocrats from a number of Statos
aro assembled at Washington, for
tho purpose of establishing an organization
of Democrats who favor
tho free coinago of silver, as a
means of controlling the National
Democratic Convention next year.
Plucky Female Compels, by .Mandamus,
Her Xamo to lie Placed Upon the
Registration Hooks. .
Judge Smith of the fourth district
court handed down a decision
on August 11th at Ogdcn, declaring
that women in Utah had a right to
vote for tho ratification or rejection
of the now constitution and also
for the officers of tho proposed
state. Tho suit was brought by
Mrs. Sarah Anderson again 3t tho
registeration officor of tho second
precinct 01 ugaen. it was a spec
ial proceeding by mandamus rcquir
ing'vthTaKi8teratipn officer to place
appeared EzaasM 51rT
squarley on tho quests
sunraRe. ' "r
After reviewing the case at great"
length, tho judge says:
"There is no doubt whether Congress
ever intended by the enabling
act to provide an electorate for
selecting the first officers of tho
state of Utah. In fact it would
seem that such was not tho inten
"As to the question of who shall
do entitled to vote upon the constitution,
tho second section of the
enabling act provides that all male
persons in tho territory prior to
November, 1894, shall bo entitled
to vote, and section four of tho enabling
act provides that qualified
voters of tho proposed state shall
vote for or against tho constitution.
"The plaintiff in the caso possesses
all tho constitutional qualifications,
and it seems clear that she
is entitled to vote upon tho constitution
and certainly for officers
of the state."
A peremptory writ of mandate
was ordered requiring tho defendant
to register tho plaintiff as an
elector of the second precinct.
NO LIBEL THEN.
It seemes that 20 years ago tho
average Arizona editor was not
sued for libel as often as ho is today.
The Tucson Citizen says that
in its issue of Feb. 3d, 1872, when
John Wasson was editor and
was Jubgo of the Second Judicial district
court tho latter was arraigned
by tho Citizen for malfeasance in
office and when ho threatened retaliatory
measures the following
" a few words to you and
your court. In common with the
mass of tho people of this territory,
we hold you and your court in tho
utmost contempt. Wo dare you to
send along your contemptible war
rant for our arrest for contempt of
your contempttblo soft and court;
but bear in mind if you do you
will not bo practicing upon any
such as you havo done in your district,
who will submit through fear
of your tyranny and disregard of
porsonal rights and liberties. Wo
daro you again, you hypocritical
sneak, to sond on your contemptible
orders for our arrest. Wo promise
the public a history of your
tyrannical career in this respect,
wherein tho timid poor and ignorant
wero outraged by your violations
of personal rights and liberty.
What becamo of tho fines may also
bo considered. Your actions in tho
Second Judicial district justify the
belief that you felt as tho peoplo
did, that your court inspired
contempt. Your caso will
be continued upon tho disagreeable
facts as they como to hand and our
space will permit. But send the
warrant for contompt atany timo
and we ask our readers to noto
your record as we give it space in
The following rates aro effective
on tho Santa Feroad. From
or El Paso to Salt Lake City
and return good for 90 days $60.-00;
to Denver good until October
31st $40.00; to Colorado Springs
$37.50. Conditions samo as the
M. E. Church, Rev. D. Roberts,
Pastor Service hold every Sabbath
morning and evening. Sab
bath school at 10 a. m. Class
mooting after morning's service
every other Sunday. Weekly
prayer meeting on Thursday at 7
David Johnson, of Willcox,
Territorial agent for tho Acrmotor
wind mill was in the valloy this
week solicting orders for tho company
he represents. This mill is
highly recommended as being tho
most durablo and light running
mill on the market. Thero aro a
largo number of them in use in tho
valloy now, and they aro giving
We regret to learn that Mr. Fred
Woods, father of Judge M. L.
Woods, of Ft. Grant, died at that
place last Saturday night of
Bright's disease. Tho old gentle
man was 71 years of ago at tho
time of his death.
PASSING EVENTS OF THE WEEK
Happenings Throughout the Terrltorr
Edited With the Scissors.
Passenger train No. 2, on tho A.
& P. was wrecked near Mitchell,
N. M. ono passenger was killed outright
and five others were severely-injured,
Building is temporally suspend-
ijiyi; i u r want of lumber.
ii KinBjBiliMLt -from
The Athletic Base Bali Club arcT
anxious to play the return game
with the Globe team somo timo
this month. The local
about concluded to invito tho
Athletics hero August 31 Belt.
comes from Crittenden
that a band of smugglers wero
between that point and
by mounted Inspector Webb
and others. A running fight ensued
which resulted in tho capture
of a lot of mescal, and tho pack
animals. Although a number of
shots wero exchanged between tho
smugglers and tho officers, it is not
known if any of tho latter were injured
or not. It has been known
for somo timo that smugglers wero
in tho habit of coming in from.
Sonora to Tucson by a trail through,
the Patigonia and Santa Rita-mountains;
they did their traveling
by night, and thus thoy wero
hard to catch. This capture wilF
no doubt stop travel on this trail. S
It has rained most every daythfr
past week, and grass is fino in this
Mr. Finch, of Motcalf, moved to-Duncan
last week. Mr. Finch hast
quite a number of littlo ones to-
holp swell our school.
Mrs. H. C. Day and children
will leave next week for Wichita
Kan., where sho goes to visit and
to placo Courtland in a goods
Mr. Joe McAlistcr and Miss.
Mattio Dunnagan woro married
last week. Wo wish thom muck
happiness. They will live with.
Mrs. McAlister for tho present.
Bart Tipton will move to Carlisle,
where ho will go into business.
Nato Solomon io located in the
Carlisle storo very comfortably.
and is doing a good business. Nate
is well liked wherever ho goes.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Colquhoup.
passed through Lordsburg last
Saturday on their way from the
City of Mexico to tho coast, Mrs.
Colquhoun to spend the hot months
there. Mr. Colquhoun is expected
back beforo this is in print.
A. J. Smith, of Duncan, was
found last wcok 7 miles cast of
Separ, N. M., murdered. The body
must havo been thero several days
before discovered. Somo Mexicans
working on tho S. P. roported to
their foreman that they had seen,
ono raulo hitched to a wagon, dragging
it around as ho sought for
something to eat, and upon examination
Mr. Smith was found with
two gun shot wounds on tho body;
He was expected to reach Duncan
several days beforo tho body was
found. Ho was returning from a
visit to his wife's folks, living near
Anthony, whoro ho had loft his
family. Ho was returning to Duncan
at tho timo ho was murderod.
Tho body was robbed of money
and jewelry. In securing tho
watch tho cross bar on the chain
was broken and remained in the
buttonhole. The murderer then
took ono of tho team and left. The
body was taken to Separ for burial.
Among the papers found on
tho body was a life insurance policy
in tho N. Y. Lifo Insurance Co.
written a fow months ago by II. C.
Boone. Smith had arrived at
Deming Thursday night and put
up at Wormsor's corral. Ho had
considerable money and was accompanied
by a negro. Ho loft
tho corral Friday morning, and it
is thought tho negro was with him.
Appearances indicate that tho
killed and robbed him and
then startod for Mexico. This is
quite a shock to his friends here,
who will mourn tho loss of a good'
kind hearted neighbor. Mr. Smith
had only ono fault outside of that
ho was a good husband and father
and ono that thought a great deal
of his family, who will naturally
griove at their great loss.
Messrs. Docket and Parsons, of
the Copper company's storo, passed
through to Lordsburg to join
tho excursion, bound for the Pacific
A. P. Loberg and -family -left
xucsaay lor JHi raso. . -