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. YQL. 1. NO. 42.,. SAFFORD, GRAHAM OOimTY, ARIZONA. DECEMBER 20, 1895. ESTABLISHED 1895 m
r hc vavliimu LOCAL HEWS OF THE WEEK. AN INDIAN KILLED, L'CltZ A DESPERATE FIGHT. MORE INDIANS. TERRITORIAL. .''j
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY
Official Directory Graliam County
COUNCIL Butt Dunlap
Sitnner, Joseph Fish.
EOAED Of BUrEBVISORS
Henry I11U, Chairman, Clifton
F. V. Hays, Member, Fort Grant.
A. II. Bennett, Membor, Safford,,
n. L. Smith, Clerk, Solomon illo.
finmurF Arthur A. Wight, Solomonvllle
Kecordir Manuel Loon, Solomonvllle.
Treasurer Frank l)j sart, Solomonvllle.
DISTRICT Clerk B. B. Adams. Solomonvlllo
Dist. Atty. Wiley E. Jones, Solomon lllo
Troratk Jodoe Geo. ClufT, Solomomllle.
80RVEYOR Samuel Logan, Solomonvlllo.
Assessor Pedro Mlchelcna. Solomom llle.
G. Y. 6. & 11 RAILROAD,
Between HOWIE and TOUT THOMAS.
Taking; effect Monday, Nov. 4th at 1,00 p. m.
9 00 .am Lv. ..Fort Thomas I ...Ar.7 15 pm
9 SJ..am LV....Mathowsvlllo t ...Lv.6 42 pm
10 10 ain..Lv Central! Lv.6 00 pm
10 20.. am. Lv Thatchor J Lv.S 50 pm
am,.Ar.f . i.v.s au.pm
10 44 am..Lv , . .SalTord . j Ar 5 21 Pin
11 00 am Ar It., ... a Lv 5 (tf.pm
, am..Lv j.. f Ar.5 00pm
11 28 .am .Lv. . Itall N Ranch 1 ...Lv.4 32 pm
Jl 42.. am .Lv .Big Wind Mill 1 ...Lv,4 18. pm
11 56 .am Lv Bailey's Wells ; ...Lv.4 08 pm
12 57..pm..Lv Q. V. G. & N. ys. i .Lv.3 18.pm
1 00.. p.m.. At. . .Bowie I Lv S 15. pm
Trains Noi 1 and 2 run dally except Sunday,
connecting with Southern Pacific U.K. at Bowie
for all points cast and w est, and w Ith Layton's
stage line at Fort Thomas for San Carlos, Globo
City and Tonto Basin.
1 Stations have no agents.
I Telegraph Stations.
The Company resencs the right to ary this
chcdulo as circumstances may require.
WM. OAKLAND. Fresldout.
Arizona and N, H. Railway,
0. Tlmo tablo il
North 3a South
Jan. 1. 1895
No 2 No. 1
12 OO.m tLds'burgt 10 20 am
1 00 pm jsummii 9 20am
2 00 pm Ar Duncan 8 20am
2 10 pm Lv Duncan 8 10 am
2 35 pm t Sheld'n 7 45 am
2 48pm tYorks 7 38 am
3 05 p m t Coronado 7 25am
3 25 pm T Guthrlo 7 10 am
3 55 pm ts Siding G 45 am
4 00 pm tn Siding 6 40 am
4 SO pm Ar Clifton' 6 15 am
Trains run dally except Sunday
Stop on Signal t Leave 1 Arrive.
Dr. M. E. Brenner,
Is prepared to make good false plates from
410 00 up. Teeth positively extracted without
Office Hours ; 9 to 12 a. m. 2 to 4 p, m.
W. B. Fonda,
Justice of the Peace,
Special attention given to collections
Water rights bought and sold.
Draws deed, contracts and all kinds of legal
paper. Titles examined and abstracts furnished.
Barnes & Martin,
Wiley E. Jones,
SOLOMOtiVILLK, - 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. McGolIum,
Attorney at Law.
BAFFORD .... ARIZONA.
1'ractlcos In U. B. and Territorial Courts.
M. J. Egan,
Attorney nt Law.
Office In the Arizona Copper Co's Building west
sldoof the river.
E. J. Edwards,
Attorney nt Law,
OLOBE, - ARIZONA
Attends the District Court of Graham County
and practices in all the Courts In Arizona.
Attorney at Law.
BAFFORD . ARIZONA.
Notary Public and Conveyancer
R. S. Patterson,
practices in all Courts.
Attorney at Law. Notary Public
Office at BAFFORD and SOLOMONVILLE.
Graham County, Arizona.
Will practice In all Federal and Territorial
n. t v
VI, U. A). MI&UIUIUU;
Cf; Physician and Swgeon.
" TAflSfc, ARIZONA.
nswered promptly day and night,
Items of Local Interest Gathered by
Reporters on their Rounds.
DOINGS IN AND ABOUT TOWN
Ilreozy Little Notes of Genoral Interest
Ticked up Here and There.
Cash paid for Eggs and
Salvatoro Sirianni, ono of tho
wido awako boys of Clifton, is
sponding a fow days in
A full lino of clothing, good value
at John Blako & Cos.
W. B. Fonda is now comfortably
located in his now store, which ho
has thoroughly stocked with a lino
lino of merchandise
Imported Candied fruits at tho
Safford Drug Store.
Elsowhcro will bo found I. E.
Solomon's new ad. in which ho ad-
vortises an immense stock of
Largo galvinizod iron wash tubs
S1.25 at Fonda's.
Tho young men of Solomonvillo
will givo a danco Christmas night
in tho Court House Music will
bo furnished by tho Fort Grant
Band. All aro invited,
A Big rush at J. T. Owens,
whero you got yourjjbost bargains
Thero Will bo no morning
preaching at tho M. E. church next
Sunday morning. Sunday school
at 10 o'clock. In tho evening a
discourso will bo delivered on
50 Girls and Boys wanted to
carry off Christmas goods at J. T.
Tho Albuquerquo Citizen publishes
tho nows of tho killing of
two mon near White Oaks, ono of
tho mon was found boforo ho died,
and ho stated that thoy were attacked
by cloven Indians, probably
Whito Mountain Apaches.
A full lino of Fall and Winter
Millinory goods just received at T.
Hon. Geo. Skinnor started for
Prescott last Monday morning to
attond tho mooting of tho Territorial
Teacher's Association. Mr.
Skinnor is deeply interested in
educational work and never looses
an opportunity of aiding in its ad
Men's boots & shoes, s Ladies
shoes, children and infants shoes,
tho best lino in town at JohnBlako
Jennings & Gray aro making
preparations to build a largo brick
storo on tho corner just east of
their present location. Thoy intend
closing out tho stock of goods
now on hand at greatly reduced
prices, so as to enter their now
building with an ontiroly now
I. E. Solomon, of Solomonvillo,
sold a 820.00 Tailor made suit of
clothes for 79 cents last Saturday.
Judgo C. E. Moorman has purchased
a tract of land of David
Zufclt, fronting Eailroad Avenue
and just west of Jacobson's storo.
It will bo no surpriso if Judgo
Moorman erects a brick rcsidonco
thoreon in tho near future, as ho is
not tho sort of man to bo left in
If you want good rohablo boots
and shoes go to Zundol & Fullor, at
Thatchor. Thoy havo just received
a mammoth stock of tho best quality
of boots and shoes, which thoy
aro soiling at bed-rock prices for
cash. Wo havo also just received
an immenso stock of clothing and
"Maud Mnllor on a summor day,
stuffed tho manger full of hay; her
hat was thero but not tho rako, for
that was but a poet's fake; slapping
tho old cow on tho side sho laughed
until sho ncaily cried. 'Just think,
old bossy,' cried tho maid, 'I'm
going to havo some bloomers
You can got moro goods for $1.00
at Fonda's than any storo in the
Tho lucky winners nt the sale of
Tailor made clothes, by I. E. Solomon,
woro Dr. C. 31. Porter, of
Safford, who for 45 cents, won tho
88.50 pants. 3Iarry L. Smith, of
bolomonvule, who for 74 cts. won
tho 814.00 coat and vest, and
Erminio Chavez, of San Joso, who
for 79 cts. won tho $20.00 suit of
Iteturned From a Hunting Trip.
Messrs. Frank and Harry Gray,
Sherman and Prat Stowart, Jas.
Talloy and Eoljoy West returned
a fow days ago from a wcok's deer
hunt on Bonita creek. Tbo boys
got two doer, and1 report says that
at tho present prico oi ammunition
it was pretty "defer" moat.
By a Sheriff's Posse From Gila
A RACE FOR LIFE.
Fight Hetwoen Gila County Officers and
tho White Mountain Apaches at Clbicu
Tho Belt gives an account of tho
killing of an Indian chiof by tho
sheriff's posse of Gila county,
which is about as follows:
At tho October (1895) term of
tho District Court of Gila county,
two Indians, Tonto C 24 and Tonto
O 8, woro indicted for burglary
committed at tho Vosburg ranch,
in tho vicinity of Pleasant Valley.
Tho wanants for tho arrest of tho
Indians wanted woro delivered to
Doputy Benbrook, who left Globo,
December 1, for Cibicu to mako
tho arrest. Arriving at Plcsant
Valloy, ho was joined by Bill
Voris, Frank Kotchorsido and
Huso Kyle. Tho party loft tho
Gentry ranch, three miles abovo
Ellison's on Thursday morning
December 5, and arrived at
Cooloy's camp, (Cooloy boing head
chief of tho band of Indians), on
Cibicu creek, 30 miles distant,
tho chief then
in authority, a brother of chief
Cooloy, upon being informed
through an interpreter what tho
officers wanted, consented to the
arrest of the two Indians. Tonto
C 24 was identified and placed
under arrest, and the officers had
started to ride away with their
prisoner, when Ketchersido recognized
tho othor buck wanted,
Tonto O 8, among tho foity or
fifty Indians in tho camp. At this
juncturo Loco Jim hailed tho of
ficers and asked what thoy wanted
with tho two Indians, and Captain
Jack, tho interpreter, rode up and
said thoy could not take tho Indians
Whilo thoy woro parloying the
othor Indians began to gather in
around tho olilccrs, and
tho chief, camo up close
to Kotcherside's horso and made a
grab at tho bridlo rein, but missed
it, as tho horso jorked his head
away. Tho chiof then went up to
Voris and with both hands grasped
tho Winchester hung on tho
sido of tho saddle, and attempted
to draw tho gun from its holster.
Voi is, thereupon, caught tho Indian's
wrist with both hands and
broke tho hold of ono hand on tho
gun, when the Indian, retaining
his hold on tho gun with one hand,
grasped tho bridlo icin of Voris'
horso with the other. Just then
Tonto C 21, ono of the Indians
whom tho posse went to arrest,
fired a shot from a distanco of
about 20 yards, and Voris, seeing
that tho situation was desporato
and that tho chiof was getting tho
bettor of him, drew his six-shooter
and fired at his advorsary. Tho
Indian throw his head back and
avoided tho bullet, whereupon
Voris placed tho pistol closo to
tho Indian's breast and fired again.
fell forward on
his face without uttoring a sound.
About Indians standing
on tho sido of a hill, somo
sixty yards away, then fired a volley
at tho officers, which passed
over their heads, and tho latter returned
tho firo from their pistols.
Tho officers put 'spurs to their
horses and a raco for life began,
tho Indians who were mounted and
armed giving chase After a hard
run of half a milo tho trail mado
an abrupt turn and tho Indians in
tho lead, by a flank movement, got
ahead of the officors, who, seeing
thoy woro cut off, took to the
cedar brako to tho right of the
trail and up tho stoop sido of tho
mountain. Hero the posso got
scattored; Voris was in tho lead,
and dusk having fallen, ho regained
tho trail, forged ahead alono and
reached Ellison's about 1:30 o'clock
on Friday morning. Benbrook
and Kylo soon carao together again
in tho timber. Benbrook's pony
was winded, and going up the
mountain fell and caught the rider's
right kneo undor tho saddle, causing
him a painful injury. Having
returned to tho trail, thoy were
again headed off by the Indians,
foicod onco moro to take to tho
timber and woro joined by
Voris, when ho reached a narrow
defile noar Canyon crock,
twenty miles from Cibicu, saw a
signal firo a short distanco from
tho trail, and when Benbrook,
Kotchorsido and Kylo passed, tho
embers of tho firo woro plainly to
bo seen. Tho Indians who had
got ahead of them on tho trail had
probably mado tho firo to signal
John Dazin's band of Indians, and
had then gone on to tho main crossing
of Canyon crook, with tho intention
of ambushing the officers.
Suspecting this, Voris loft tho
main trail and crossed Canyon
iook an oiu irau mat
nmo i.oicnorsiao, i r,ir hiVhor nn. nn,i Clipped and Condensed From Late ; 3Sv 1
thoy arrived at Ellison's ranch at
3 o'clock Monday morning.
When tho fight commenced at
Cibicu, tho officers were compelled
to abandon their pack mulo which
was carrying their blankets, sixty
lounds of ammunition, provisions
and camp utensils. That any of
tho men escaped with their lives
seems providential, and can uo accounted
for only by tho approach
of nightfall, which lent them its
Tho officers, when they realized
tho futility of atlomntinfjr to take
tho two Indians, fricdo get away
peaceably, intending to go to Ft.
Apache and ask the military for
assistance, but tho Indians, bent
on mischief, provoked tho fight.
Tho Indians were tho aggiossors
and tho officers when attacked
were in the discharge of thoir
When tho posso returned to
Globo and reported, proceedings
woro instituted boforo U. S. District
Couit Commissioner Kinnoy,
and warronts issued for tho arrest
of tho Indians, to tho number of
twenty or more, who fired upon
tho posse. Tho warronts were
placod in tho hands of Deputy U.
S. Marshal J. II. Thompson, who,
accompanied by Messrs. Benbrook,
Ketcherside, Vou's and Kyle, left
Thursday noon to join Lieutenant
Fcnton's command and accompanied
them to tho scene of tho killing
whero Lieutenant Fenton mado a
full investigation of tho affair and
ho corroborates the statements of
tho Gila county officors engagod in
tho affray, and leaves no gtound
for action against tho officers.
Colonel Powell, commanding at
Fort Apache, was notified of tho
Cibicu fight on Friday, tho 7th
inst., and Lioutenant Fonton and
detachment left tho samo night for
Cooloy's camp. Upon thoir
thero they found tho Indians
in a otato of great excitement, and
thoir demenor was so thieatenmg
that for a time it looked as though
thoy might attack tho troops.
Tho Lioutenant found that tho Indian
killed by Voris was Nan-tan-
tag V 7, a brother of
Uooly, cliipt oi tno band, lie was
shot in tho right breast, four inches
below tho neck, and tho bullet
rangod downward, diagonally
through tho body and camo out in
tho region .of tho left kidney.
Tho Indians expressed
at tho piesenco of the troops
and informed Lioutenant Fenton,
through an interpieter, that thoy
wanted to sottlo their difficulties
themsolves. Cooloy and two other
Indians accompanied tho command
to Vosburg's and Ellison's
ranches. At Vosbnrg's tho lying
interpreter pointed out Frank
Kotchorsido as tho man who killed
Chiof Cooloy, trembling with
and with gun in hand,
assumed a threatening attitude as
though about to shoot at Ketcherside.
A soldier, obsorving this
movo, threw a cartridge into his
gun and Cooloy subsided. When
tho soldiers reached Canyon creek,
on their way to Plesent Valloy,
thoy were met by John Dazin and
a band of Indians, armed and
mounted, who asked permission of
Lieutenant Fenton to accompany
thorn to fight tho whites. The
Lieutenant informed Dazin that
ho was not out for tho purpose of
fighting tho whites, and told tho
Indians to roturn to thoir camp.
A surpriso was given W. W.
Crockett Tuesday evening, being
tho last evening ho will spend in
Pima for some years, as he started
on a mission Wednesday. Mr.
Crockett will spend tho winter in
Provo Utah, whero ho will prepare
for tho work beloro him.
A number of young people have
organized a Dramatic Co. to bo
called tho Pima Dramatic and
Comedy Co. Thoy intend to. put
their first play on about New
Ono of J. Craig's children who
has just camo in from Utah, got
hold of a box of lyo and drank
somo of it beforo being noticed; by
receiving prompt medical aid tho
child is doing nicely.
A Now Industry.
Last week Messrs. Sparks &
Simpson opened up their bottling
works and aro now running at full
blast. They aro manufacturing
soda water of an excellent quality,
which thoy aro selling very reasonable.
Tho article they aro manufacturing
finds a ready sale in every
town whoro it has boon placed on
sale Thoy havo established themselves
permanently in Safford, and
wo predict that thoy will thnvo
Fine Farm For Sale.
Fine farm for sale within
half a milo of Safford. 18 acres
in alfalfa. Four sharos of water in
tho Mill ditch. For particulars
apply to tho Guardian office, tf
In Which Four Men Are Killed, m.u :n Murderers ; the mi. Exchanges. ",?
Three of Them Being Burglars.
ONE BURGLAR WOUNDED.
Fnblo Salcldo Dead and I'aul Beckor Reported
A courier named Joso Trujillo,
dispatched from Morcnci night
beforo last, arriving in
ropoi ted a tragic affair from
that place Ho boro to Abraham
Diaz a letter from Mrs Salcido
simply announcing tho death of
her husband Pablo Salcido, without
giving any particulars
Tho courior arrived at
about two o'clock yesterday
morning, and at seven
o'clock, Mr. and Mrs. Diaz, with
Shoriff Wight and wifo, tho last being
a sister of Mrs Salcido, loft
overland for Morenci.
Trujillo, tho messenger relates
a startling story, and wo givo it as
rolatcd by him:
On Tuesday night last, four Mexicans
bioko into tho storo of Mrs.
McCormick at that place and in
which Mr. Paul Becker was sleeping,
ho boing a clerk in tho store
Thoy attempted to compel Booker
to open tuo sale and givo them ao
cess to the cash on hand. This
Becker refused to do and tho burg
lars stabbed him several times,
giving him a parting thrust as
Paul made his escapo from the
building, and fled to tho placo of
Pablo Salcido to givo tho alarm.
When Salcido and others arrived
at tho storo, tho burglars had escaped
from tho building. Tho following
morning Salcido, Doputy
Shoriff Alex Davis and others took
tho trail of tho burglars, following
it up onto tho hill whero thoy found
tho owner of tho building and the
four burglars, who refused to sub
mit to arrest. A red hot light ensued,
in which Salcido was instant
ly killed, boing shot in tho middle
of tho forehead.
Three of tho burglars were killed,
and tho fourth being merely
wounded, mado his escapo as did
tho owner of the building. Great
excitement now prevails at Mo
Vcnci, as it scorns that an unusually
largo number ol disorderly characters
havo congregated thero, and
havo for several days past manifested
a disposition to mako
The foregoing is tho story of
Trujillo, tho courier bearing tho
lottor to Abraham Diaz from Mrs.
Salcido. As tho letter was entirely
silent about any fight or the
cause of Pablo's death, a grort
many seem to doubt tho courier's
statemont. Tho lino botween Clifton
and Lordsburg refused to work
Wednesday night as it has ever
since, henco no communication
could be bad "by District
Jones with any ono at Clifton
or Moronci to ascertain tho truth.
It is probable that tho District
Attorney accompanied by a deputy
shoriff and both well armed and
well mounted will go up tho Gila
to Morenci this morning.
It is thought that tho failuro of
tho Clifton telegraph lino at this
time is tho work of tho Indians or
perhaps of tho toughs that havo
congregated at Moronci.
Under Shoriff Smith sent a number
of men out to intercept tho
toughs reported' escaped. It is
thought they may como down tho
Gila to San Joso
Mr. Salcido was formerly county
Eccorder of Graham county, and
was well and favorably known
throughout tho entire county and
his sudden death will bo regretted
by his wido circle of friends.
Hoard of Supervisors.
Tho Board of Supervisors mot
in special session on Wednesday
tho 11th inst. and adjourned the
evening of tho following day. Tho
object of tho meeting was to draw
warrants and pay out as much as
possible of. what was duo upon approved
demands of nearly a year
ago. This was a timoly act on tho
part of tho Board as it gave an opportunity
to many to use tho money
again to pay taxes then duo for
thoprcsent year upotthoir property.
Tho county Treasurer was instructed
to take immediate stopsi to collect
tho sum of nearly 84,000.00 duo
upon the cattle of J, H. Hampson.
After attending to a number of
minor affairs tho Board adjourned
on tho evening ot tho 12th. until
tho 31 inst.
Some men try advertising as tho
Indian tried feathors. Ho took
ono feather, laid it on a board and
slept on it all night. In tho morning
ho remarked: "Whito man
say feathers heap soft, whito man
d n fool." Ex.
Hon. Bert Dunlap has secured
tho beof contract from the Arizona
Coppor Company. Ho is now buying
steers with which to fill it.
He will feed tho steers for a whilo
On tho Anderson.ranch.
The Merrill on Gila
COWBOYS ON THE TRAIL.
A Second Hand Headed Toward Clifton
From New Mexico.
On Wcdncsdaj' a Mexican ar
rived in Solomonville, announcing
that tho night befoio, ho saw live
Indians around a camp lire a short
distanco south of the Gila river,
in tho hills about 17 miles east or
northcastjTrom Solomonvllle Ho
says that ho approached tho camp
carefully, as ho was very much on
tho lookout for redskins, and that
ho cautiously approached closo
enough to distinguish them fully.
Captain Gresham, who for tho
past low days has been at
with a company, awaiting
orders, dispatched Liout. Colo with
fifteen men, and Zosh, an Indian
scout, for tho point reported by
tho Mexican, tho party leaving at
a very early hour Thursday morning,
but returned tho samo day on
account of tho Mexican boing
to lead tho troops back to tho
camp. Yesterday, Thursday morning,
Captain Gresham received at
Solomonville fiom It. Grant a dispatch
sent by General Whcatcn
from Silver City to Col. Summor,
Capt. Gresham was requested to
forward tho telegram by courier
to Col. Summer who is now near
tho Coronado ranch abovo Guthrie.
on tho Gila triver, and about 18
miles south of Clifton, tbo Colonel
being cut off from telegraphic communication,
on account ot tho lino
failing to work from somo unknown
Capt. Gresham, dispatched a
sargeant and a private with tho
mesago for Col. bummer at once
Tho telegram contained tho information
that a trail of Indians
leading southjwestward from Alma,
Now Mexico, toward Clifton, indicated
that quite a band of Indians
are in that locality and aro
being reinforced by tho widening
of tho trail westward. Tho
stated that about fifteen well
armed cow boys aro upon tho trail
and pressing it closely. It is
thought that theso are tho Cibicu
Indians that havo becomo angered
on account of the killing of ono of
their number by Sheriff Thompson's
doputy of Gila county, and
that they aro determined to wreak
their vongonce upon the sottlers in
exposed and unprotected localities.
Col. Summer passed through
Solomonvillo several days ago on
his way to Guthrio whoro a romd
any of soldiers led by Frank
as trailer wero reported to
be closo upon tho trail ol tho Indians
that killed Mr. Merrill and
his daughter. The colonel stated
in Solomonville that every effort
of the military will bo exerted to
capture or exterminate tho renegades.
Packer's salt for meat at John
Blako & Cos. 81.70 per 100 lbs.
An Indignation Meeting; Held at San Jose
There was an indignation meeting
held at San Joso last Sunday
to protest against tho revocation of
tho certificate of Edward F. Foster.
Tho minutes of which aro as follows:
"E. Montoya, President, Jesus
M. Corasco, Seciotary.
"Tho following resolutions wero
"That the trustees request E. F.
Foster to complete tho school term
and that the trustees employ legal
counsel to contest tho legality of
his being doprived of his certificate
'That tho trustees do purchaso a
flag and place tho samo upon tho
"That it is tho sense of this meeting
that tho rovocal of tho
cato of Mr. Poster was tho work of
tho Presbyterians" and thoy aro of
the opinion that John McGowan,
ono of tho Board of County Examiners
was paid a money price for
"That it is tho sense of this meeting
that if an unacceptable person
is allowed to head tho public
school, tho people do raise on
masso and level down tho building.
"That a contribution bo raised
for the purpose of paying for tho
publishing of these resolutions."
It is reported that the wasto
ditch of tho San Joso canal is
enlarged to carry off tho BLUD
that is "shore" to flow.
Christmas Goods at Cost.
I havo not yet closed out my
mammoth stock of Christmas
goods. But thoy must go. I will
therefore, soil tho balance on hand
at cost. Como quick and make
your first selection. It
J. G. Allued, Thatcher.
PASSING EVENTS OF THE WEEXT
Happenings Throughout the
With the Scissors.
It was roported yesterday after- "
noon that an msano person was '
turned Jooso in the city. Ho was-1
sent from Congress, several pcoplo
there buvinir him a ticket find
placing him on tho train for this
place. An officer spent several
uuuis uBiuruiiy cvuuuig luoKing
for tho person, but nobody could
bo found who developed signs of'
insanity Phenix Republican.
John L. Druperding and family
and F. J. Taylor and wifo arrived
in Flagstaff from Salt Lake last-week
on their way to Phonix-They
traveled over-land, coming
by way of Leo's Forry. Tho '
lly has been rather unfortunate.
Three of their horses died since arriving
hero, and as thoy wero without
money thoy sold ono
of their remaining team to buy
provisions. By selling ono or
their wagons they finally got away
Monday. Druperding is a butcher
bp trade and expects to get work
in Phenix. Mr. Taylor is a consumptive
f.nd is going to tho Salt
Eiver Valloy in hopes of bettering:
his health. In spito of their hard-luck
tho families aro cheerful and
say they will pull through all right.
A number of Los Angeles men
havo received a concession from
tho Mexican government of the.
Island of Tiburon, in tho Gulf of
California. Tho .men aro John
Bradbury, J. Downey JflarvDy,
Peter Mari;arrfnd Walter S. Mooro.
Tho Tiburon island is inhabited by "
Ccris Indians, a warlike race, said
to bo cannibals, and an expedition
is boing organized to kill them off
and take possession of tho island.
Thrco hundred mon aro being organized
under command of Col. I.
H. Polk. Each soldier is to
8250 and 100 acres of land
after tho island is conquered. ThB
intention of tho Tiburon conqnest
company is to establish a
its own and have tho United
States establish a protectorate. It
is stated Mexico consented to this.
One object tho company has in
viow is to establish a great pleasure
resort, and lines of steamers-1
will bo put on from Yuma and
Guaymas Yuma Sentinel.
In Justice Koska's court this
aitcrnoon a jury was empaneled
in tho Fairbank hog case. A bat-'
tie royal was witnessed in tho tilt
between tho two opposing deciples
of Blackstono who becamo excited
and both deviated from their legal
course long enough to give their
opinion of each other in unalloyed
English. This almost precipitated
a riot and threats to mash each
others countenances and concentrate
their respective forms into a
grease spot wero bandied about.
At this jucturo a grunt was elicited
from tho big hog which was in evidence
and finally order was restored
and tho sun which had stopped
in awe resumed its course
The lawyers then vented their
superfluous anger on a witness and
tho latter in turn threatened to introduce
as evidence some 75 hogs
into court to settle a disputo as to
ago. Somo of tho jurymen turned
pale and the judgo relieved tho
suspenso by overruling tho motion
on tho ground of being immaterial
and irrelevant, and as wo go to
press tho caso is still being argued.
Violin and Guitar strings at the
Safford Drug Store
ENTITLED TO ADMISSION.
Such Is Thought of the Three Divisions.
The present congress ought to
pass promptly bills for tho admission
of Oklahoma, Arizona and
New Mexico. All thrco of those
territories aro entitled to admission
and to keopithcm out any longer
than necessary to enablo them to
erect state governments would bo an
injustice It is contrary to tho spirit
of the constitution and tho union
to maintain territorial governments
after communities undor
such governments aro qualified for
statehood. Thoro is no doubt that
all three of tho territories named
possess tho xoquisito qualifications
for statehood. Thoy have botk
population and wealth enough to
maintain state governments, and
sinco tho peoplo want to bo admitted
it is wrong and injustico to
them of tho right. Denver
Blank promisory notes for Ml
at tho Guardian office
Paints, oils and brushes at th v
Safford Drug Store
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