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The Arizona sentinel. [volume] (Arizona City [Yuma], Yuma County, A.T. [Ariz.]) 1872-1911, August 30, 1873, Image 6

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e Slrijaan Sentinel.
$5 per Tear ; Six Mouths $3.
SATURDAY, AlTG. 30, 1878.
ElIRENEE UG , All g. 1 9, 1 873.
Once more we are placed under
obligations for the generous cour
tesy of our fellow-townsman,
Capt. I. Polhamus, jr., Superin
tendent ot the Colorado Steam
Navigation Company for a sail
Over the Colorado's turbid Hood.
Last Saturday night we stepped
aboard that staunch steamboat
the Mojave, and found cosy quar
ters. At daybreak on the follow
ing morning we steamed away
from Yuma, having in tow "No.
2" Barge.
We noticed at once that old sea
lion, Capt. John Mellon, of the
"Cocopah," who was transferred
to tnis Doat lor in is special occa
sion; and met, among the passen
gers, Messrs. Wilson and Howe,
who are on their way to Prescott
to take charge of the construction
of the Military Telegraph from
that place to a point where they
will connect with the construc
tion party from San Diego by way
of Yuma. Mr. Sch neider (not our
battle-scarred veteran of the news
depot, but of Ehrenberg) was also
oj board, destined home. Later,
to our ' agreeable surprise and'de
Iigh.t, we espied a young and
beautiful lady no myth, but a
real, bona fide one. Owing to our
timidity and bash fulness, it was
fully, ten minutes before we could
muster courage "to address this j
charmer,, but we finally did it,
and succeeded most admirably for
an old bachelor. After, a formal
introduction by ye gallant Cap
tain, we learned that Miss Kelley
was from Oregon, on her way to
Prescott via Mojave, where she
expected to meet Mrs. General
Crook, an old and" dearly-beloved
friend, with whom she
spend a few months.
Miss K. a .most interesting and
intelligent companion, and to her
wo are largely indebted for many
hours very agreeably, spent.
Nothing of note has occurred,
thus far, to mar the pleasure of
tho trip, if we except the getting
on a sand-bar about 50 miles
above Yuma, where we were de
layed about half an hour. The
most amusing part of this was,
that after we' had got oyer tho
bar, and were seated at table eng
joying a good meal, a shock as of
an earthquake shook the whole
boat with such force that all
jumped up and looked at one
another for an explanation of the
occurrence. The cause was soon
ascertained to be the running
aground of the barge,
Just at 9 o'clock Sunday night,
while we were all engaged in con
versation, and longing for a gen
tle breeze to cool our heated
brows, a meteor shot across the
sky from east to west, which lit
up the whole heavens so brilliant
ly that we could see every object
on either batik and beyond with
the greatest dTstinctness. It seem
ed the size of a flour barrel, and
left a luminous track behind it
for about 60 yards. We had not
over the excitement caused by
this beautiful phenomenon, when
a very loud report, as of tho firing
of a tip-pound gun, was heard
coming from the direction where
the meteor had descended, about
r -ii-i't. x
oi uieir extensive estauiisnmeui
here; Joe is now at Pheuix. A.
Frank hasalsd a large store here,
and is doing as well as dull times
will nermit: be is at Dresenlin
Prescott. Judge Bidwell is as jol
ly as ever, aud his geniality would
reconcile any ouo with this dull
jand weary life; the Judge is look
ling after his ranch now, and of
his watermelons we speak know
ingly when we say that they are
tho best m the country. John My
ers, successor to Jack Stwartin
the saloon business, is doing well.
cThos. Goodman's "River View
House" is full of people
and Tom doesn' fc dare to complain.
Tii ere are many other hne men
whom v-o met at Ehrenberg, but
space will not permit us to enu
inerate, and we hope they will ex
cuse us. M.
We found
two minutes afterward.
We were extremely anxious
that something should occur, if
only for the sake of an item, but
nothing did; so we found relief in
amusement a game of "hide and
seek," notwithstanding the ex
treme heat that prevailed. The
thermometer stood in the. coolest
place on board, at 110., At 5 in
thrt evening we hove' in sight of
and half an hour later were safely
moored to the. bank dn front of
that .thriving village. The size
and beauty of the place is remark
able; its site was admirably cho
sen, far above high-water mark, !
aim ;tuu urns oj iinzona slope
gradually to the'town. The streets
of Ehrenberg are well laid out;
and much attention has- been
giveu to building on the. lines of
survey. The absence of dust was
one of' the first things that at:
tracted my attention t to Ehren
berg. Here, met many old and
made many new 'friends, .among
them Col. Jas. M. Barney, of the
firin. of fWrn; B. Hooper Co.,
who has just returned from Pres
cott. He was busily engaged in
filling largo orders for that sec
tion, i The Col. is m fine health
a'nd spirits, and is about the only
man here who does 'not complain
of dull times. Geo. Tyng, our ex
herifi, who is with the same
house, we found looking well and
hard at work, and' he inquired
anxiously about his many 1'urna
friends. Our next rencontre was'
with J. M. Castarieda, the newly
married man, whom we found
more than happy. Jack Stwart
is here, making preparations to
leave for Saa Bernardino next
week however, whither he goes
to reside, with his family. Fink
ler is also here; but will soon re
turn to Tahiti in the Sandwich
Islands. Julius Goldwater, a bro
ther to Joe and Mike, is in charge
From the Tucbod Citizen, 23d inst.
Edward Lumley was butchered,
probably first tortured, at Kenyan
station, on tho Gila, late last Mon
day. Gov. Safford and Theo. F.
White came by the station before
the interment of the body, made
such inquiries and examinations
as they could, and now supply us
with such facts as seem reliable,
viz: "The deed was committed
by two Mexicans, who afterwards
fled to Sonora with two horses,
saddle, bridle, shotgun, pistol,
$50, and other articles stolen.
'J heft seems to have induced the
murder. The, attack was made
on Lumley while he was in bed.
His hat aud pipe were found near
his bed in front of the house and
body in tho rear. His hands
were tied with a small cord evi
dently doue'before the murder
which seems to have been begu
oy a uiow with a stone. He w
patched to town for "aid, and "soon
returned to the pursuit in com
pany with L. A. Smith, and sev
eral Indian trailers collected to
gether by the latter.
The trail was ngain taken up,
this time by the Indians, and fol
lowed to a point in tho wire-grass
near the Colorado where the
pursuit was necessarily very slow.
There are men now on the look
out at Smith's Ferry, and at
other points on the river, and
if tiie murderers are still in the
Colorado bottoms, there is a pos-
sibility of their being" taken.
One of the assassins is believed
to be "Sanchez," the Mexican
who helped murder Beid andoth
ors at Mission Camp in 1871,
and he is also the murderer of a
boy in Altar.Sonora, several years
ago. His companion m crime,
also a Mexican, is not known by
name. They have weighty rea
sons, no doubt, for not going to
Sonora, and will attempt to get
into Lower California with the
fruits of their hellish deed.
It is understood here that $1,000
will be paid for the apprehension
and conviction of these murderers.
Territorial News.
From the Prescott Miner, 16th inst.
stabbed in eleven places with
knile, four of which wounds pe
etfated the bowels: Jehn Mur
phy, Lumley's partuer,was at tl
Oatman Flat station at the tint
He offers a reward of S250 for th
arrest and conviction of each df
the murderers,"
The .stage bringing the abovdj
intelligence, reached here on Sun-
day afternoon, and early on Mon
day City Marshal Townsend and
Mr. Aug. Humboldt .mounted
h'orses kindly loaned by the
Quartermaster here, and started
out to hunt the murderers, whom
it was reported were ccmin
dowin the Gila in this directio
and that they had been seeuit
Mohawk. station. . Thompson arm
Humboldt wero shown, by som
Papago Indians, the -trail of two
auimals.that Townsend was satis
fied were the same ones that
had been, stolen from Kenyon
stationafc the time of the murder.
They .immediately followed .i
down .to a point near Pa
bio Figueroa's ranch, 18 mile
from Yuma. Towusend's horse
then gave oat, owing to the great
heat, when Humboldt was dii
The citizens of Prescott and
,'ieinitv, wore considerably exi
ted on Tuesday last, by the. ar
rival of parties from the Verde,
who stated that 600 Tonto Apa
ches had. left tho reservation on
Sunday night, and gone to tho
mountains. The cause of tho
skedaddling was unknown, and
for three days every one espected
to.hearof someone being ,"Mo
doeed." Gen. Crook leffc.heau
quarters for the Verde ihstanter,
and further news from the reser
vation has been-anxiously await
ed. On Thursday,, we learned
from a reliable source that thero
is no danger to be apprehended.
The "big. chief of the Tontos did
not go out with tne trine, ana tno
reason why the Tontos left, was
that they werescared; thej'.heard,
throueh. their eucraies, that
Cooley, the interpreter at Camp
Apache, was coming to the Verde
with a large force of Coyotoros
and -San Carlos Apaches, to clean
out the Tontos, and so'took to the
hills. When they left the reser
vation they went, through, the
large herds of government cattle
in that vicinity, without disturb
ing themr, and' have since com
municated with their, chief and
discovered that .their alarm was
not well -founded, and they are all
i-.nf.nrn; no- fr t.hpir rPKfVrVSltion.
xneir cniei, uei uu, anyo ie
had fighting enough, he wants
peace, aiid will stay on the reser
vation, anil his tribe would not
think of going into the mountains
were it not for the reports circu
lated among them, by bad men
who desire to make a disturbance
and get the Tontos killed.

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