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VOL.1. NO. 41.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY
OfflcialDirectory Graham County
Council Burt Dunlav
Lxqislatuki Geo. Skinner, Joseph Fish.
BOiRD Of SurxvisoRs
Henry Hill, Chairman, Clifton
F. W. Hays, Member, Fort Grant.
A. II. Bennett, Member, Saflbrd.
H. L. Smith, Clerk, SolomonvUle.
8HBirr Arthur A. Wight, Solomonvllle
Rzcokdxr Manuel Leon, Solomonvllle.
Trkasvri Frank Dysart, Solomonvllle.
District Clirk B. 11. Adams, Solomonvillo
Disr. Atty. Wiley E. Jones, Solomonvllle
Probate Judoi Goo. CluB, Solomonvllle.
8UR7KYOR Samuel Logan, Solomonvllle.
Assessor l'cdro MIcholcna. Solomonvllle.
6. Y. G. & N. RAILROAD,
Between DOW1K and FORT TIIOMAS.
Taking effect Monday, Nov. at 1,00 p. m.
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Jan. 1. 1895
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Trains run daUy except Sunday
Stop on Signal t Leave t Arrive.
Is nreDared to make trood
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pain. At 1
Tf. B. Fonfla,
Dr. L EWlgktman,
Physician and Hargeon.
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Trains Nos. 1 and 2 run dally except Sunday,
connecting with Southern Pacific R. R. at Bowie
i, for all points cast and west, and with Lay ton's
SagJtJstage line at Fort Thomas for San Carlos, Ulobo
TCity and TontoBastn.
' 1 Stations havo no agents.
i Telegraph Stations.
The Company reserves the right to vary this
schedule as circumstances may require.
War. OAKLAND. President.
Arizona and N. M. Railway,
10 20 am
8 10 am
7 45 am
7 10 am
6 45 am
6 40 am
6 15 am
false plates from
9 to 12 a. m. 2 to 4 p, m.
Justice of the X'eace,
SAFFORD. - - ARIZONA
Special attention given to collections
water rights bought and sold.
Draws deed, contracts and all kinds of legal
papers. TlUes examined and abstracts
SOLOMONVILLE, - ARIZONA
Practices In all Federal and Territorial Courts
F. L. B. Goodwin
i Attorney at Law.
SOLOMONVILLE, - ARIZONA.
Practices In all Federal and Territorial Courts,
J. M. HcCollam
Attorney at Lair.
- SAFFORD .... ARIZONA,
rractlcos In U. 8, and Territorial Courts.
M. J. Egan,
Attorney at Law.
CLIFTON, - - - ARIZONA.
Office in the Arisona Copper Co's Building west
side of the river.
E. J. Edwards,
"" Attorney nt Imtt,
GLOBE, ' ARIZONA
Attends the District Court of Graham Countv
. and practices in all the Courts in Arizona.
Attorney at Law.
SAFFORD - ARIZONA.
Notary PubUc and Conveyancer
R. S. Patterson,
practices in all Courts.
Attorney at Law. Notary Public
Office at SAFFORD and SOLOMONVILLE.
Graham County, Arisona.
Will practice in all Federal and Territorial
WXAtWfi ' : .ARIZONA.
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SAEEOKD, GRAHAM COUNTY, ARIZONA, DECEMBER 13, 1895.
LOCAL NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Items of Local Interest Gathered by
Reporters on their Bounds.
DOINGS IN AND ABOUT TOWN
Rreezy Little Notes or General Interest
l'Ickcd up Ilere anil There.
Imported Candied fruits at tho
Tho town has been full of drummers
the past week.
Jndgo Moorman was a visitor
in town Tuesday and "Wednesday.
For a nice selection of Christ
mas goods go to Fonda's. It
II. A. .Morgan of tho firm of
John II. Norton & Co., of Willcox,
was in town on business this
Buck wheat flour and Maplo
syrup at Fonda's.
Photographer Ilildroth roturnod
homo last week from a four
month's trip to Now Mexico. Mr.
Ilildrcth says that tho Mogollon
mountains aro full of snow.
Lv.5 05.pra vnllov
Oil chromoes 61,25 and $1,50 at
A full lino of clothing, good val
ue at John Blako & Cos.
TrtP Ttrtrr.o rP lm TftrwtAwiftl
Univorsity at Tucson, visited tho
this week, and spent a
of days in Safford and
A ten inch John Deere Plow
with an extra sharo for 812.50 at
I. E. Solomon's. 11-29 tf.
Mr. L. Frye has tho tower about
complotod on which ho intends
placing a 7,000 gallon tank. Burt
don't intend to got dry next sum
Christmas for tho babies. Buy
babies shoes at John Blake &Co.
school at 10
o'clock. In tho ovening a special
discourse will bo delivered on,
"Does Death E,nd All?"
A full lino of Fall and Winter
Millinery goods just received at T.
Mr. Frank Lynch, of Thomas,
was in Safford last Monday. Mr.
Lynch says that Thomas is doing
more business now than it has
done since its boom days. Wo
predict that Thomas will never go
backward again but continuo to
Tho best harrow the Acme
mado can bo had at I. E. Solomon's,
Solomonvillo, for 817.00
E. B. Pomery, editor of the
Oakland Times, diod Thursday in
that city after an illness of two
week. Ho was district attorney
of Arizona for ten years and in
Juno 1881, was elected
dent of tho Arizona and New
Mexico Bailway company and
secretary of tho Tucson and Cali
fornia Bail way company. Mr.
Pomery was well and favorably
known throughout tho Territory.
Every lady must havo a new
winter dress for Christmas. You
can buy just what you want at I.
E. Solomon's, Solomonvillo, for 20
per cont less than anywhero else.
booing is behoving.
Court Houso officers complain
that during tho last fevr days two
or thrco detachments of troops
havo arrived in Solomonvillo after
Indians. Their purposo seems to
bo to bo entertained by tho citizens,
rathor than to got information regarding
tho renegades, for instead
of goine to tho officers of tho
county thoy with newspaper
men and merchants, and
tako their version of the matter,
instoad of tho information from
tho Sheriff's office.
If you want good roliablo boots
and shoos go to Zundol & Fullor, at
Thatchor. Thoy havojustrecoived
a mammoth stock ot tho best aual
ity of boots and shoes, which thoy
aro soiling at prices for
cash. Wo havo also just received
an immenso stock of clothing and
A phenomiua is reported from
Ft. Huachuca in tho nature of tho
birth of twins to a colored lady at
ino post. Tiic unusual spectaclo is
presented ofono of tho babies being
black as tho darkest Ethiopian
descendant whilo tho other is "off
color its skin being nearly as
light colored as that of a Cauca
sian. Tho mystery is explained
by tho colored nurso who gives as
hor version that "do por chile has
b6on given too much milk to
di ink." Prospector.
Packer's salt for
Blako & Cos. 1.70
meat at John
per 100 lbs.
Between the Sheriff's Fosse and the
IN THE WHITL0CK MOUNTAINS
A Chase for Four Day on a Hot Trail.
Close Call for tho Redskins. Meal
on Horseflesh Rudely Disturbed.
Tho rodskins who killed Horatio
H. Merrill and his daughter Eliza
came near falling into the hands of
tho posso which left Solomonvillo
led by Sheriff Wight and Deputy
Jas. Parks last week.
Tho pursuers left at 7 o'clock on
"Wednesday and before night had
ridden a distance of about
The trail made a short circuit
crossing tho road and lod away to
During tho aftornoon a shot fired
toward tho posso from a point
some distance up toward tho summit
of tho "Whitlock mountains
trending southeast from Ash
Springs apprised thorn that they
wero hot on tho trail of tho renegades.
About thirty shots in all were
oxchanged, but tho distance being
about 800 yards and tho Indians
being so much elevated above tho
posso placed tho latter at a serious
disadvantage. None of tho
boys woro hit as tho Indians miscalculated
and their bullets went
whistling over tho heads of tho
pursuers. It is probablo that tho
distance and tho elovatod position
of tho Idnians was such that tho
bullets from tho Sheriff's Winchesters
fell short. But two Indians
wero soen at tho time but it
is probablo that tho other four
woro concealed in tho abundant
rocks and scraggy bushes from
which camo smoke, reports and
'Iho pursuers steadily advanced
up tho mountain slope, shielding
themsolves as best thoy could
among tho rocks and bushes, being
obliged to dismount and lead their
horses. Finally tho Indians, with
a few partinsj shots disappeared
over the crest of tho mountain and
escaped into tho precipitous rocky
region beyond, whoro tho following
of their trail was an impossible
task, tho Indians being seen no
more that day.
Fresh horses wero procured that
night by some of tho Sheriff's
and tho pursuit lenowed next
morning. Tho trail was again located
in tho valloy near Whitlock
Ciencga and followed rapidly in a
uiruuuous rouio unui nignt. Again
fresh horses were procured and
pursuit continued on Friday, tho
trail leading into the vicinity
whoro tho Indians had been originally
overtaken and shots exchanged.
Hero the trail was lost.
On Saturday tho posso was in
creased and a thorough search of
tho mountain mado but thoy were
uns'uecossful in locating tho trail in
that rocky country.
Every oflort was mado by the
posso to wipo out tho murderous
redskin scounderls and tho powers
oi pnysicai endurance ot tno pursuers
wero most severely tested.
Had Mr. Wattors, who first discovered
tho murder, returned at
orco to Solomonvillo, there is no
doubt that tho posso by getting to
tho scene at daylight next morning
would havo overtakemtho
on tho open mesa and their
capture or slaughter would havo
boon almost inevitable.
Tho Indians had skipped from
their camp near tho scone of tho
skirmish on Wodnosday leaving in
their hasto a pair of moccasins, a
horso, a saddle mado of gunny sack
and bear grass, and also a blanket,
which tho pursuers brought into
Tho renogades had also killed on
tho range a stallion belonging to
Will Parks, and having cut out a
largo slab from ono side had roast
cd it nicely over their camp fire.
Tho delicacy was left smoking hot
ana untasted by tho redskins in
their sudden departure. Tho boys
refuse to roport how much of tho
horseflesh they themselves ate.
On Monday night Captain Mc-
Cormack with a company of
soldiers arrived at Solomonvillo
whoro thoy camped for the night.
On tho following morning tho company
led by Sheriff Wight left for
a ten day's scout in and about tho
Ash Spring rango of mountains
whero the sheriff's posso had their
brush with the rencgado Indians
the preceding Wednesday. Tho
company will bo supplied with
rations from Duncan.
Cut Prices In Tooth Pnlllng.
Cents per Tooth.
Dr. M. E. Brenner, tho
uoimsi oi mo una vaney, will ox-tract
teeth at his ofllco, located in
Safford, for 25 cents per tooth and
if any person has not the money,
credit will bo given them for same
Ho has cut all dental work to tho
l; "s ini. . ' -.-..- ' i i ,.', ; .--..- . - . MU . .,
WAR IS THREATENED.
Ambassador Rayard ITas Cabled the Con
tents or Salisbury's Note. Tho refusal
of Great Drltaln to Arbitrate ITill
be Laid Refore Congress.
A special to tho Times Herald
from its Washington correspondent
says that war between tho United
States and GrcatBritain is threat
ened. It can be averted onlv bv
surrendor on tho part of England.
Tho contention over the Monroe
doctrino has reached a stago
which will produce the gravest
anxioty on both sides of the Atlantic
until tho facts bocomo known.
If tho American Congress will support
tho President, and of this
thero can bo no doubt, Great Britain
will soon bo given tho choice
of surrender or fighting.
"Upon authority which cannot
bo questioned," reads the dispatch,
"it is known that this government
has received a cablegram from Ambassador
Bayard giving briefly
tho contents of tho noto which tho
Marquis of Salisbury has mailed
in reply to Secretary Olnev's dis
patch ot last July. This reply is
in substance a refusal to arbitrate
any ol the territory eastward of
tho Schoraberg lino. Moreover,
Lord Salisbury raises a new case.
He now contends that the
berg lino was not arbitrarily
mat, u was, in iact, located upon
authentic data, and tho treaty des
criptions and tho maps, that it
correctly represents tho western
limits of tho territory which Great
uritam acquired by cession from
"Eeceipt of this information
caused some excitement in tho
Washington government. Secretary
Olney at once proceeded to
confer with th Piesidont about it
j.noy agreea in tneir opinion con-
corning it. This opinion was
that the British Premier was trifling
with tho merits of tho question
that ho was attempting to evade
and delay direct responso to tho
principal issue involved, and to
bring on a controversy betweon
the two governments as to
records and topographical
facts. Such controversy, the
President and Secretary agreed, if
once entered upon might run an in-
"The programmo which the
President and Secretary now have
in mind is, first to ascertain the
the wishes of "Venezuela in tho
premises. If Venezuela is willing
to arbitrate on tho Schomberg
line, then tho mission of tho Unit
ed States is, for tho time being at
an end. Venezuela has repeatedly
refused this and it is not expectod
she will give in now. Onco being
assured of Venezuela's unwilling
ness to submit to England's preten
sions, tho President will refer tho
whole matter to Congress at an
early day for such action at that
body may see fit to tako. The
correspondence will be accompanied
by a messago from tho President
oxplaining the situation, but
probably containing no recommen
"Congress as tho only war-making
power, will be leftT to its own
determination, uninfluenced savo
by facts. Whon this moment arrives
tho oxecutivo will havo exhausted
his resources. Tho future
course of tho contention will rest
with the national legislature. It
is expected, however that Congress
will at sonco authorize the
Presidont to issue an ultimatum
that will causo England to back
down or fight."
Christmas goods, toys, candies
&o. at John Blako & Cos.
it Is Dreadful.
To think how many peoplo thero
aro who want a Christmas present
and who thinks thoy haven't mon
ey enough to buy ono. No matter
how little, money you have you
can get a Christmas present for it
atAloxandor Bros., Ft. Thomas.
Thoy havo tho largest and cheapest
assortment of Christmas goods over
brought into Graham County. If
you haven't time to como and
select for yoursolves, drop a card
to them, and their selection is sure
to suit you. You can't ask for
anything thoy havn't got, for thoy
know what tho peoplo want for
Christmas and thoy have ordered
Well!! Well!!! But it would do
you good and pay you, if you havo
to como 50 miles to see tho display
ol Christmas goods at I. E. Solomon's,
Solomonvillo, sold cheap
Wo ';vant a limited number of
good teams to haul coko to Globe
Will pav 60 cents cash and 25 cents
for copper back. Hay 50 cts.
barloy;?1.25, all supplies at living
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WAS RIDDLED WITH SHOT.
A WABM WELCOME TO A THIEF.
He Escapes With Ills Comrade Leaving
A Plain Trail Marked With Blood.
The Phenix Republican gives an
account of a shooting which occurred
on tho Tempo road, near Phe
nix, last Friday night, by a young
man named Fernandez Velarde son
of Bofcal Velarde, who owns a
blacksmith shop on tho Tempo
road across from tho wator works.
The elder Velarde, in giving his
version of tho affairs, said that
about 9:30 o'clock ho was in tho
houso with his son. Tho latter
heard a noiso coming from tho
blacksmith shop a few yards distant,
and jumping up said, "some
body is breaking into tho shop."
He grabbled up a shot gun and
slipped out Ho plainly discerned
tho form of a man who had come
hastily away from tho rear of tho
shop and was making for the roadway.
Young Volardo called to
him then throw tho cun to his
shoulder and fired. The thief gave
a cry and dropping a buggy cushion
ho carnod, staggered into tho
Tho elder Velarde who had also
loft his house armed with a pistol
ran into tho road when his son
fired tho shot. He had hardly
reached tho center of tho thorough-
laro when two shots whistled past
his ears. Tho shots were lircd by
a person who stood several yards
cast of the shop in tho shelter of a
tio stump probably a look out.
Just alter the two pistol shots
wero fired tho man who was shot
by tho younger Velardo yelled out
to his companion, "for God's sake
don t shoot any more," tho two
then mado off into tho darkness
toward tho east end school.
Tho trail was marked by a line
of blood to tho bushe3 near tho
school, a distance of about 400
yards from whero tho shooting occurred.
Tho trail ended m the
bushes but a largo spot showed
that tho wounded man had bled
profusely. His companion had
probably gone after a vehicle leaving
him to remain in tho brush un
til ho returned.
Tho wounded man is thought to
bo fatally injured and is in concealment
attended by his comrade.
Just whoro ho stood when shot aro
piled several trusses which wero
fairly riddled with shot and shows
that tho man was badly hit.
Men's boots & shoes, Ladies
shoes, children and infants shoes,
tho best lino in town at JohnBIako
A CHINESE HOBO.
ne Was Ordered Yesterday To Get Out Of
A Chinese hobo said to bo tho
first to como within tho purview of
tho Federal officials of Arizona is
in the county jail under an order
of deportation issued yesterday by
Judge Bethune. Ho will bo taken
to San Francisco in a fow days and
placed on board a Chinese bound
vessol. Ho was lately arrested by
Deputy United States Marshal
Ezekiel, who had been shadowing
him for a day or two in doubt as
to whether ho was a Chinaman or
a Digger Indian. Ono day ho followed
him and saw him enter a
Chinese hop joint. That settled
his nationality and ho was arrested.
Other Chinamen said he was
a tramp and had been in town at
various times, his last arrival hero
boing about two months ago. Ho
has been making his headquarters
in a Chinese building called "tho
Free Mason house." Tho hobo
has boon oscillating between Tuc
son and San Luis Obispo. Ho has
mado a half dozen trips between
tho two towns, making tho entire
distance on foot. Onco ho camo
by tho way of Phenix and was detained
there for some time in tho
insane asylum. No papers wero
found on him authorizing him to
remain in this country. Star.
Geo Whiz!! But you ought t3
see tho large and fino stock of
Christmas goods on display at I.
E. Solomon's, Solomonvillo. Prices
way down for cash.
Parks: On the Gth inst., to tho
wifo of Jas. V. Parks, of Solomon
villo, a son.
Michael On tho 9th. inst., to
tho wifo of Frank Michael, of Safford,
a daughter. '
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notice to freighters.
1000 teams wanted to haul coke
from Fort Thomas to the town of
Globe Ariz., and copper back
irom ixiobo to a ort Thomas.
GilaValley, Globo & Northern By,
Co Bv Wm. Garland. "Pront
Stf. Bowie Station- Ariz.
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THE DEADLY PISTOL.
Roderick Mcintosh Killed by "William
A frightful tragedy was enacted
at tho White House saloon last
Sunday night, at a few minutes
after 10 o'clock, when Bodrick Mc
intosh was shot and instantly kill
ed by William Gill, ono of tho
proprietors of tho saloon, says the
Mcintosh entered the saloon and
called for tho drinks: Gill, who
was behind tho bar, served him,
er, Thomas Jones, to tako his placo,
walked out of tho saloon to tho
sidewalk. Jones testified that ho
served Mcintosh with drinks for
himself and a companion, which
wero not paid for, and Jones told
Mcintosh ho could havo no more
drinks on those terms. Mcintosh
asked who said so, and Jones
answered "the proprietors." In
tho meantimo Gill had came back
into tho saloon and sal in a chair
opposite tno Dar. Mcintosh again
asked Jones for tho drinks and was
refused, whereupon Mcintosh went
over to Gill and accosted him, ask
ing for his bill. Gill went behind
tho bar and took tho amount of
tho bill from tho ledger. Mcintosh
told Gill ho did not owe that
much and would not pay it. Gill
said: "That's what's on tho books
and you'll pay it." Vile epithets
wero used, but there is a con-
met ot testimony as to who gave
tho ho first.
Gill and Mcintosh both grabbed
glasses from the bar: which threw
a glass first is disputed. Two witnesses
testified that Gill throw
first; others, that they throw al
most simultaneously. Tho glass
thrown by Gill struck Mcintosh.
That thrown by Mcintosh struck
a champagno bottle behind the bar.
Gill dodged under tho bar and
camo up with a 45 six-shooter,
which he held in both hands, and
lovoling it at Mcintosh fired.
Mcintosh was standing sideways
to the bar, and in the act of taking
off his coat, when Gill fired. The
bullet struck Mcintosh undor tho
right arm, below and a little back
of the arm pit, passed through tho
chest, and probably through the
heart, and out at the left side, be
tweon tho forth and fifth ribs, and
through tho fleshy part of the
left arm. Death was instantane
Gill gave up his gun and remained
seated behind tho bar until
placed under arrest by Sheriff
The body of Molntosh lay on
tho floor of tho saloon for some
time, until acting Coroner Jones
and county Physician Dr. B. G.
Fox arrived and viewed it. At
tho request of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Pascoo, tho remains wero then removed
to tho Pascoo House.
Tho verdict of tho cororner's
jury was simply that tho deceased,
Kodenck Mcintosh, camo to his
death, on tho first day of December,
by a gunshot wound, at tho
hands of William Gill.
Tho accused, William Gill, was
given a preliminary hearing before
Justice of tho Peace J. M. Jones
on Thursday and Friday, and was
held in tho sum of 65,000 for man
The Largest Potato Ever Produced In the
Country Now on Exhibition at the
Tho largest sweet potato ever
roducod in this section is now to
seen at tho post office in Safford.
Thero aro two potatoes on exhibition,
the smaller ono boing an un-
usally large "spud," but it dwindles
into insignificance when placed by
the side of the larger ono.
Thoy wore both raised on tho
farm of I. E. D. Zundol, at Thatcher,
by Mr. Angel. Tho largest
potato weighs thirty-six and ono
half pounds and measures
inches in circumference, while
tho smaller ono weighs seventeen
pounds and measures thirty-two
inches in circumfeience Both
potatoes nro well formed and solid,
and it would be well to remark
that a 7 pound potato grew on tho
same stem with tho
This story, wc admit, sounds
rather "fishy" but it is nevertheless
true, to which hundreds of people
can raako affidavit. Tho big potato
will bo taken to San Francisco
by A. A. Whitney, special agent
for tho Osborne Machine company.
Photographs of the two sitting
sido by side havo bpen taken by
Photographer homes, which can
be had at 35 cents each.
Today fifty tourists from
will arrive in this citv.
They are simply the forerunner of
a largo colony that will later emigrate
to this valloy, whose fame
surpasses oven that of the old blue
grass state. Thoy aro a good class
of citizens, do not come empty
handed, and such people will ma
terially assist in making this the
greatest comn&HrWUllu m the west
THE SCHOOL APP0BTI0NMENT.
The Heroic Plea of the Teacher of the
Lone Star School Falls to Eai th
When It Reaches San Jose,
Editor Guardian: Tho voice is
tho voice of Jacob, but tho hand is
the hand of Esau. So I thought as
I read tho card in the Bulletin head
ed "That School Apportionment."
To mo it bears tho car marks of
Prof. Harry Warren, and feels
wild and wooly.
Why not state tho facts. Tho
County School Superintendent has
and then called tho night done just as tho Superintendents of
Yavapia, Maricopa and other
counties havo done undei the advice
of tho Attorney General of
1 am surprised at thev Bulletin.
Its devotion to tho interests of tho
alkali flat upon which is tempo
rarily located tho county seat has
overcome its usual sense of iustice.
The attack on Judgo Cluff is most
unjust; trom experience I and
many others can say that he is tho
most carefull and consencious
School Superintendent that Graham
county has ever had. Tho
county ought to applaud that he
has had tho courage of his convictions
in having done what ought
to havo been dono long before, and
held tho Teacher's Institute in a
building and amid surroundings
fitted for it. A jail is no place to
hold a Teacher's Institute and it is
well known that tho hospitality of
Solomonvillo is a myth, overv
movement there is regulated by
tho cold maxim of money making
Tho law will right itsolf. San
Joso district for ono will tako no
part in locking up tho school
Jerome H. Vaughn.
Clerk of School Trustees, San
IN THE JUSTICE COUBT. .
Two julsdemean or Cases In Court Thla
C. V. Whito was arrested last
week on a complaint of tho school-trustees
for disorderly conduct,
drink and disturbing tho school.
Ho was taken before Justice Fon-" ,
da but took a change of venuoto
Tho case camo up before JusticV
Woods, of that place last Wcdne
day. After a careful trial Hr.
White was found guilty and finod
50.00 or fifty days in tho county
On Monday last Jas. H. Hiidfeth
went to tho new building of
& Smith to see D. B. McGall
concerning some land deal between
them. They had not been talking
long until loud and angry words
wero bandied, and vilo epithets
used. Then tho next th"ingithe
spectators saw was McCall striking
Hildreth with a hammer. Hiidfeth
stumbled over and using McCall'g
own language, "he crawled on top
of him." McCall was taken off
Hildreth who was bleeding like a
"stuck hog." Later in tho day
Hildreth had McCall arrested and
the trial camo up before Justice
Fonda on Tuesday. District Attorney
Jones represented tho Ter
ritory whilo Eobt. S. Patterson
and James Morris looked after the
interests of the defendant.
A jury trial was demanded.
Part of the witnesses sworo that
Hildreth called McCall a son of a
b first whilo some swore that Me
Call did the first "nick naming."
All were agreed, however, that
McCall struck him with a hammer.
Tho jury either did not believe
that Hildreth was struck or else
believed that he called the first
son of a b and that McCall was
juitified in striking him, for they
brought in a verdict of not guilty
and the defendant was discharged.-
FROM thk east end.
On Sunday, December 1st, tho
members of the Clifton Gun club
joined those of Morcncito compete
for prizes offered by tho latter
club. At 1:30 p. m. tho shoot be
gan and continued until nearly
six. Mr. Wythe Donby and Mr.
Pacho carried off tho "honors" for
Morenci, Mr. Tom Davis for Clifton.
A large audience was present
and each successful "man at the
score" was cheered to his heart's
Last Saturday evening, the
young folks of Morenci gave a
very delightful dance, a large number
attended, including many from
On December 28th, the yonug
men of Clifton intend giving a
minstrel show', tho old post offic
is boing fitted up for tho occasion
and from other elaborate preparations
being made, it seems as
though the affair ought to bo a
Do your own painting. Paiatl
ready for use at'tho Safford,