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VOL. IlI.-NO. 38.
Six-Page Edition.
This Pnso is fr,om the Daily
of Sntuvday, March 25.
CIIUCD flDE-Ane,Pec'm'D0' Tombstone
OlLICn Unt slher ore sent by mall postpaid
on receipt or $5 lor one year's unbtcrlpilontoth
Tombstone Epitaph. Address Epitaph Printing
and I'abllehlnK Co., Tombstone, Arizona.
Epitaph Printing and Publishing Go
Office, 325 and 327 Fremont Street,
Tombstone. Arliona,
snasimmoN riticx:
Ot'lj .fiuKvertd By '.arrler)... .25 cents per week.
Bally, one jc&r.... $10 DO
Dally, fix months 5 00
DallT.lureo month 3 00
Weekly, one year 5-00
Weekly, six months ; !0
Weekly, three months 1 50
Qflintcred at the Tombstone postofflce as sec
,ud-class matter.
A Quiet Weak Usual Amount
of Work Done.
Will the Illnes Go Down!
This has been lb ueston of paramount
interest since the-iyery of the camp,
and still remains sonbtwlthstanding the
fact that the 600-foot level has been opened
out in the Grand Central and shows a strong
and well defined ledge, with every indi
cation of permanence and continuity down
to unfathomablo, depths. It the origin of
the Contention Assure, upon wliK the
Grand Central is located, is ,' eous
origin, as asserted by Prof. B ,i in his
paper on tho "Geology ot T Jibstonc,"
read before the American Institute of
Mining Engineers, then there can be no
question of the lode going down, and that,
too, with a probable increase in size and
strength. Thus far the developments in
Grand Central substantiate this view of
tho case, the ledge, so far developed on
the COO level, being stronger than
at points nearer the surface.
The question of the continuation of the
ledge downwards being settled in the af
firmative, the next question is us to its
probable ore bearing qualities. For a so
lutlon of this last and equally vital point,
we are compelled to draw our conclusions
from analogy. Looking over the broad
field of mining, tho world over, we find
that where true fissures hnve been sub
ject to extensive operations the ore has
been found to make with the ledgo, in va
riable quantities it is true, to the utmost
depths attained upon them., Another fact
to be taken into account is tho, manner of
occurrence of ore, laterally within these
fissures. It is a well known fact that the
ipaying bodlei arc lo'ind in chimneys or
.chutes of ore of variable lengths, often
separated by long intervals of barren
.ground. Thus, too, in depth these ore
-bodies are found to have a limit succeeded
liy barren vein matter. Take the Corn
stock as an Illustration. The surface bo.
nanzas commenced upon the north with
tho Ophir, thence going south came tho
Gould & Curry, Cbollar and Gold Hill
mines. Tho deep bonanzas wero Califor
nia, Consolidated Virginia, Savage, Ilalc
& Norcross and Belcher, being sand
wiched In between the lesser surface de
posits. That a similar condition of oc
currence of the bonanzas in the Conten
tion fissure will bp found wo have every
reason to believe, and that tho utmost
limit of production will bo reached before
a depth of l,.r00 to 2,000 feet is attained is
hardly probable. What may be found bo.
low thoa'e points nothing but persist
ent work will tell.
Urnnd Central.
The water problem, in the new shaft, re
mains unsolved notwithstanding two
weeks have, passed sinee the first strike
was rmade. On Thursday last a dill-hole
in the bottom ot the shaft, brought forth
a strong stream that indicated n near ap
proach to tho fountain head. The hole
was immediately plugged up and the work
of timbering the shaft resumed in
order that when the shots were fired, if a
strong flow should result, no damage by
caving in of the shaly sides f the shaft
would ensue. The timbering was finished
last evening, and the plug withdrawn,
when it was tound that the flow of water
liad considerably abated. Another deep hole
had been put down in hard rock without
any flow of water whatever, therefore. It
was tho opinion of the foreman that the
hole of Thursday had merely tapped a vein
of no great extent. Pieparatlons have been
made for handling the water until tho flow
shall equal several thousand gallons lu tho
twenty-four hours, after which a pump
will have to be put in. The drift north
and south along the ledge, on the GOO level,
are in abmit 110 feet each, and the ledge
is steadily improving. Heretofore the ore
has btcn bunchy in the mass of vein
matter, whereas, now it is becoming more
uniform and of n much belter grade. A
must icmaikuble featuieUthe disappear
ance of silver and the largo yield of gold
in the ore; the assays, for several days,
showing hardly a trace of tho former
metal and giving a range bttween $80.25
and $115.75 per ton gold. A bonanza of
this kind of ore will make Grand Central
more famous than it has been with its ar
gentiferous record of tho past. On the
300 level an upraise has been started from
tho ore body, heretofore described, and a
winze is to be sunk from near the same
point. There li no mateiiul change to re
port in this part of tho mine. Slopes look
well and continuo to yield their accus
tomedJOO tons per day.
Tombstone -II. & 31. Co.
The connection between tho incline air
shaft and the Combination mine has been
perfected, and a platform at the mouth ot
the platform is being built upon which to
stand the holBting engine that is to do the
work at this point. Work in this mine
will be. pushed with vigor hereafter. On
the 200 level Tough Nut they have reached
a point opposite the winze from the 200,
and are now driving a crosscut to connect
with it. Tho other mines of the company
nro going along with their accustomed de
velopment and output of ore. The mills
urc runninc smooth and up to their full
capacity, and will give a good return In
bullion for the month.
Ilavo made connection between the 150
and 200 levels, and are shoving the cross
cut ahead to get into the ore at this point.
Will commence sloping on tho 150 level
on Monday. On the 279 have commenced
stoplng. The vein shows 4 feet of 'good
ore. -Arc putting in chutes between the
200 and 279 levels, through which to send
the ore down from the 200 level. The in-
cllno from the 329 foot level is down GQj,
feet, all tho way In good ore, ana it Isiook
ing particularly fine in the bottom. Will
commence ruunlng the mill upon ore fresh
from tho' slopes next week. Have con
nected the supply tanks for the hoisting
works with the two 50,000 gallon tanks on
the hill in the rear of the mill. Every
thing about tho mine, and the mill is run
ning like clockwork. The tailing reser
voir is a noticeable feature, and is the
most complete we ever saw. Situated in
tl steep gulch below the mill and hoisting
works,vwhere the gulch has been darned
with a solid wall lor about 10 feet high.
1 hey have now commenced to run the
waste from the mine into the gulch below
the dam, which process will be continued
until the dam reaches the level of the
dump at the mine, which will give a total
depth of at least 40 fret from the bottom
of the gulch, making a reservoir sufficient
to hold the accumulation of years.
Contention Consolidated.
The 5 lora Morrison shalt is now down
to the 600 foot level of the Contention old
works, and arc now opening out the sta
tion. As soon as the station is completed
a crosa-cut will be run under the slopes
above and prospecting work will be push
ed both north and south on the ledge,
when important developments may be
looked for. The cross-cut from the 500
station has been connected with the 500
level and they are now driving south to
connect with the Grand Central. The ore
remains about the same grade as for the
last three weeks. The March dividend
of 25 cents per share has been paid and
others will follow in regular order for a long
period, there now being ore developed
above the COO foot level to insure them Tor
over a year to come. The accumulation
of second class ore upon the dump is be
coming u matter ot serious consideration
und will hasten the erection of the 40
stamp mill at the mlue, when the bullion
output will be something remarkable.
Woronoeo (San Diego) Mining Co.
The drifts on the 350 fool level are being
run night and day. Tke north drift is
now in 37 feet, and shows a rich vein of
carbonates on the foot wall, of the same
quality as those those found in the north
drift on the 2CG foot level; thus proving
the existence of a large body of ore be
tween the two levels. Now sacking ore
from the slope on the 2GG foot level. The
eouih drift on the lower level is being
driven as rapidly as possible to catch the
same body of mineral that was found on
the level above.
4 North Point.
Shaft down 95 feet and substantially tim
bered. A crosscut to the cast is being run
through low grade ore of the same char
acteristics as the Contention, upon which
lode, there is no doubt, this mine is locat
ed. The crosscut is in about li feet, and
not through the vein. Work will be con
tlnued until the east wall is reached. The
owners know that they are not deep enough
to get largo bodies of rich ore, but they
want to sec the stratification of the ledge
in order to determine on the future work
ings of the mine.
Lima Consolidated.
In the bottom of the shaft they have six
inches of very rich ore. The shaft has
passed through, the lime capping and they
are now in perphyry for about 20 feel, the
vein continuing right down at an angle of
hbout 45 degrees to the west, or into the
mountain. Are running south at 70 feet,
where they have a vein 3 feet wide of good
The annual meeting was held in San
Francisco on the 22d instant, but as yet
we have not learned who the new board of
directors are. Mr. II. Solomon, of this
city, holds the controlling interest of the
stock, which we take as a feunrantee that
some more active work will soon be inau
gurated at the mine. The usual develop
ment work has been done the last week,
with no inateiial change to report.
Old tiuard.
Shaft down 190 feet with no material
change since last report. North drltt in 85
feet, where it has been crosscut, showing
the ledge to be 8 feet wide with 4 feet of
good mineral. An assav of solid, heavv
carbonate, ou the 22d, gaye silver $2309.81 ;
told $200.93; total $2510.74 per ton. A
sample that came out yesterday is easily
double tho value of that given. They
sacked about 300 pounds of this uch stuff
yesterday. Work in the south drift has
been bU9pended for the last week pending
tho extension of the shaft to a point to
start another level.
11 lack Top.
Work is being done on the Black Top,
one of a group of mines back of the Stone
wall and Prompter, belonging to eastern
parties, and the developments thus far are
very encouraging. Decomposed iron, well
oxidized and mixed with fine quartz is
found at thirty feet, the present depth, and
some mineral of a different character, indi
cating something better a little farther
down. The property is well located and
is judiciously worked. We hope to be
soou able to chronicle another good thing
for the camp.
IVlclua Consolidated.
The shaft continues on down. The
cross-cut, from the 400-foot level to the
west, is in 30 feet. Winze, from the 100
level, is down 100 feet, and the west cross
cut, from the same is about 50 feet. Stopes
look well and yield their usual amount of
ore. The Yrcka shaft is down 80 feet in
good working ground.
Upon tlio nods' of Florentlno Cruz.
the Murdered Halt-Breed.
At 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon the fol
lowing jury sat upon the body of Floren
tine Cruz, the half-breed Indian who' was
found dead near Pete Spence's wood
'ranch, hi the South pass of the Dragoons,
on Thursday, the bpdy having been
brought to town and deposited at Ritter's
undertaking rooms: Peter Tully, M. Gray,
C. B. No'e, John M. Lee, John Eingsman,
Wells Colby, T. J. Blackwood, J. It.
Adams, M. II. Smith, A. C. Bilicke,
Charles Brickwedel and S. M. Barrow.
was the first witness examined, who testi
fied as follows with regard to the wounds:
I found four wounds on the body. I com
menced the examination at his head -and
followed down. The first shot entered at
tho right temple penetrating the brain;
the second produced a slight flesh wound
In the right shoulder; the third entered on
the right side of the body, near the liver,
and made its exit to tho right of the spine,
about five or six inches to the right.
The fourth struck in the left thigh, and
made its exit about seven or eight inches
above the point of entry. In my ooinion,
two of the wounds, those in the head and
right side, were sufficient to cause death.
The wound in the thigh was probably pro
duced when he was running or after he
had fallen. He was probably lying on the
ground. In my opinion he was lying on
the ground, alter the wounds in the upper
part of the body had been received. In
my opinion, the wound in the thigh was
rescived after he was dead. I form that
opinion from the absence of blood around
the wound.
tho young man who discovered the body,
and who was interviewed by an Epitaph
reporter on Thursday, next testified: lam
a resident of Tombstone; am a teamster by
occupation. I have seen the body of 'the
Mexican or Indian, and recognize it as
that of Florentlno. Last Wednesday we
were in camp in the South Pass of the
Dragoon Mountains. There wero five of
us, Sam Williams, Ramon Acosto, Florentl
no, a Mexican or half breed whose name I
do not know, and myself. At about 11 or
12 o'clock Williams started out on horse
back to search for some mules which had
strayed from our camp. Inside of an hour
Florentlno started out on foof for the same
purpose. He had been gone hut a few
minutes while I was lying in the shade
waiting for them to come back, when I
looked up and saw Wyatt Earp coming
over the hill on horseback, followed by live
men. They were Warren Earp, Sherman
McMastcrs, Doc Holliday, Texas Jack and
a party whom -I- have heard was named
Johnson. They asked which way tho
road went, but I heard no answer. I
was some distance away, and they
had not seen mo. They stood
talking among themselves. I then
called and asked if they 'had seen any
mules that morning, und McMasters an
swered that he had seen some near by. He
then rode up to Wyatt Earp an J said
something and the whole party wheeled
around and came over to where I was.
Wyatt Earp saw me and immediately ask
ed where Pete Spencewas. I answered
that I had left Pete Spehce in town. He
then asked when 1 had left town, and I
replied that I had left town about nine
o'clock in the morning. Ho also asked
after Hank, a half-breed, and I told him
that he wasn't there. He then asked how
many men there were at the camp. I told
him exactly bow mauy there wcte, and
what they were doing, and mentioned
that two of the men were out in the hills
in search of strayed a..lmals. He asked
me when Pete Spence would be out in the
camp again. lie also asked me my name,
and wanted to know if I was not a friend
of Pete Spence's and also of Frank Stil
well, to which question I answered that I
was. He then turned to the crowd and
asked them if they had seen any horses
down there with saddles on. They theu
went off, and passed out of my sight to
ward the mam road leaning to Tombstone.
I then went up to the fire and spoke to a
Mexican but a few seconds, and told him
to come with me, and started up the hill
to see if I could get a sight of the Earps.
We had not gone twenty feet before wi
heard shooting, and turned to see where it
came from, but could not ascertain. We
walked up the hill further and saw the
party on the other side of the road, on top
of the hill. We stood there watching
them and two or three got off of their
horses and were there two or three min
utes. They then came down the hill very
leisurely to the road and returned in the
direction of the camp. They proceeded
but a snort distance and turned around
again. They then went along the
road until it makes a sharp turn,
and kept on in the same direction,
easterly, passing into the hills. We then
went tuck to camp and worked there
until evening. We then went out in
search of Fiorentiao, and went to where I
thought the shooting hud occurred. The
Mexican, Ramon Acosto, who was with
me, maintained that Florcntino had been
killed. We hunted around the gulches
and among the hills for quite a while, but
found nothing but the tracks of one horse,
which was led by a man. The tracks
led us to the road on the hill that goes up
to i lie summit oi ine uiu on wnicn i saw
Hit Earp parly. There we lost track of it,
on account ot' its running into the tracks
made by the party. We theu went back
to camp and stayed there all night. Next
morniug I went to the top of the hill
where 1 6.tw tho Earp party alter the
shooting, and looking round discovered
the body of Florcntino lying under the
shade of a tree, a few feet away from the
tracks made by the Earp party. He was
lying face downwards, with his right arm
resting under his head, and his coat was
placed over his legs. After looking at the
body for a few moments, I picked: up his
hat and went back to the team. I un
hitched the mules, and leaving the hat in
tho wagon, took one of the mules, and
went to the camp to get a saddle. On my
way down I met Ramon Acosto, and told
him I had found the body of Florcntino,
and after saddling the mule I came into
town, forgetting the hat. When I urrived
in town I reported tho circumstances to
the coroner. The body was lying at the
place where I first saw the Earp party
after hearing the shooting. I had seen no
other party that day. I accompanied tho
man who went out to bring in the body;
went under the direction of the coroner.
I did not see Williams after he went out
in search of the animals; Williams always
went armed; he carried a pistol. I know
of no difficulty between Williams and
Florentlno. The trail of a horse led by a
man was struck about fifty yards from
where we found the dead body. There
were tensor twelve shots fired. I worked
about three and a half hours after the
shooting before I went out in search of
Florentlno. I did not observe the Earn
nartr on tho hill before the shooting. I
have seen Williams since the shooting.
He is at present in town. Williams was
armed and mounted at the time he left
camp. He carried a pistol, 45 calibre. The
pistol belonged to Pete Spence. Florentlno
went in tho same direction as Williams;
Williams did not return to camp; did not
see him again until I saw him in town;
Williams was out in camp last Saturday
evening; I was not in town last Satur
day. I think, but am not sure, that
Florcntino was in town last Saturday even
ing; I know that Williams was not in
town last Saturday evening; Williams and
I stopped at an old cabin from Friday
evening until Sunday morning. Florentino,
Ramon Acosto, Williams, a .Mexican and
myself were out at the Chrnp. I am a friend
ot Pete Spence's. The tracks seen around
the body were about eight feet from the
body. He was not armed when he left
the camp. Williams told me that when
he heard the shots he became alarmed
and came into town. I have been team
ing for about a month. I have not seen
any Indian tracks in that vicinity. I
know Ike Clanton, Fin Clanton and
John Ringo; did not see them that day.
Ramon Acosto was not out of the camp
a)one after the shooting. I was not in a
position to see the shooting at the time
it occurred; I did not see the shooting.
The shooting did not last over twenty sec
onds, tho last being held. The shots were
one after another in quick succession; the
last shot was held back about eight seconds
after the others. Williams had been out
to the camp about three weeks or a month.
I have noticed that he .was somewhat
afraid of an attack by Indians; we always
went prepared for an attack. I have
heard that Williams was Pete Spence's
brother; do not know it to be a fact. I
only know hearsay. I am positive that 1
did not hear any other shots that day.
At the conclusion of Judah's testimony,
the inquest was adjourned to meet to-day
at 2 o'clock.
To-Day's Proceedings.
Bam Williams testified to bearing shots
when on his way to Tombstone, and about
one railothis side of Spence's wood ranch.
Did not fee Florintino, and knew nothing
of the killing except hearing the shots.
Simon Acosta testified that he was at
South pass last Wednesday. Florintino
went out after the mules. Just after he
left, eight mounted men rode into camp;
knew two of them by sight, but not by
name. They asked whose camp it was
and were told it was Spence's. Florin
tino was about two or three hundred
yards from where he was when he saw
this party commence firing at Florentlno,
who was going up the bill and they
were firing at him. He was sure Floren
tine had been killed; could see the firing
from the camp.
'Judah was recalled; said that it was
possible for Acusto to have seen the.firlng
and he not.
The jury then at 4:J0 adjourned until
There was no business in the police
court to-day.
All sorts of weather to-day rain,
clouds, sunshine and bright blue sky.
The ball " tossem " continue practicing
quite faithfully, and will play a match
game directly.
Elsewhere is an item as to what the
Tombstone club reads. It is to be hoped
they will not get to reading the backs of
the cards.
Do not forget that to-morrow will be
the Sabbath. Close up the store or other
place of business and attend church; there
will be excellent services at all of them.
A stock of first quality writing paper of
all kinds has just been received from the
East at Smith & Dyar's bookstore. They
have enlarged their establishment and in
tend to fill it with goods.
The public pound has been located by
the health officer at the corner of First and
Tough Nut streets. A fence is being
erected around the place, and it will be
ready for business in a few days.
The corner of Allen and Fifth streets
seems to be the favorite resort for sterect
venders and funny men with patent ma
chines. A striking apparatus has drawn
the crowd for the past few days and now
there is a lifting machine on the corner.
Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias
meet this evening at the court house at
7 o'clock sharp, to pertect themselves in
the movements lor the funeral service to
morrow. A full and prompt attendance is
The funeral of the late W. C. Bennett
will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2
o'clock, under the auspices of the Knight's
of Pythias. Members of the uniform
rank will appear iu full parade dress.
The procession will form at Schieffclin
hall, and from there accompany the re
mains to the grave.
. ,
Mrs. George W. Stewart returned last
night from a business trip to the East.
The ladies may expect to find lots of
pretty things at Mrs. Stewart's millenary
establishment now.
T, J. Hardy, a brother of the merchants
in Bisbce by that name, came up from
Tucson by to-day's coach und i- at the
Francis E. Mirtdletun U registered at
the Russ House.
Mr. Elliott Jcues, of Fort Huachuca, is
stopping at Brown's.
Stephen Rickard arrived in the city from
Millville to-day and has taken rooms at
Brown's hotel.
Mr. Neil Boyle, superintendent of the
Head Center, lcturued last evening from a
trip to Victorio and other points in New
Mexico. lie speaks well of the prospects
at Victorio, where he left Mr. J. II. Jack
son. J. D. Klnncar, Esq., of Ash Canyon, is
in towa to-day.
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j.ic juiui x uriy Auiuusucu uj
Curly Bill and Eight
A Hand to Hand Kneonnter In Which
Curly Bill Is Killed.
The town has been full of reports
for the last two or three days as to
the whereabouts of the Earp party,
and their probable movements. No
sooner had one report got well under
way before another was startod that
contradicted it. There has been
marching and countermarching by
the sheriff and his possce until the
community has become so used to the
ring of spurs and clank of steel that
comparatively little attention is paid
to tho appearance of large bodies of
horsemen in the 'streets. Yesterday
afternoon the sheriff with a large
force started down the road toward
Contention, possibly to follow up the
report that tho party had been seen in
the Whetstone mountains, west of
the San Pedro river, with their
horses completely fagged out and
the men badly demoralized. This,
like the many other reports, was as
baseless as the fabric of a dream.
Yesterday afternoon, as the sun
was descending low down the west
ern horizon, had a person been trav
elling on tho Crystal or Lewis Spring
road toward the Burleigh Spring, as
our informant was, he would have
seen one of the most desperate fights
between the six men of the Eaip
party and nine fierce cowboys, led
by the daring and notorious Curly
Bill, that ever took place between
opposing forces on Arizona soil.
Burleigh Spring is about eight miles
south of Tombstone, and some four
miles east of Charleston, near the
mine of that name, and near the
short road from Tombstone to Here
ford. As our informant, who was
traveling on horseback leisurely
along toward the Burleigh, and as he
rose a slight elevation in tho road
about a half mile south thereof, he
observed a party of six. men ride
down to the spring from the cast,
where they all dismounted, i hey
had not much moro thaTT'got well
upon their feet when there rose up at
a short distance away,
who took deadly aim ana fired simul
taneously at the Earp party, for such
the six men proved to be. Horrified
at the sight, that like a lightning
stroke flashed upon his vision, he in
stinctively stopped and watched for
what was to follow. Not a man went
down under this murderous fire,but
like a thunderbolt shot from the hand
of Jove tho six desperate men
charged upon their assailants like the
light brigade at Balaklava, and when
within easy reach returned tho fire
under which one man went down
never more to rise again. The re
maining eight fled to the brush and
regained their horses when they rode
away toward Charleston as if the King
of Terror&Vas at their heels in hot
pursuit. Tns six men fired but one
volley and from the close range it is
supposed that several of the am
bushed cowboys were seriously if not
fatally wounded.
returned to their horses where one
was found to be in tho agony of
death, he having received one of the
leaden messengers intended for his
rider. The party remained at the
spring for some time refreshing them
selves and their animals when they
leisurely Jdoparted, going southerly
as if they were making for Sonora.
, After the road was clear our in
formant rode on and came upon the
dead man, who, from the description
given, was none other than Curly
Bill, the man who killed Marshal
White in the streets of Tombstone,
one year ago last September. Since
the above information was obtained
it has been learned that during the
night the friends of Curly Bill went
out with a wagoil and took the body
back to Charleston where the whole
affair has been kept a profound se
cret, so far as the general public is
What the Tombstone Clnb Beads.
Below is given a list of newspapers and
periodicals which will supply the mem
bers of the Tombstone club with reading
matter. It will be observed that the num
ber is a large one and embraces all the
leading journals and magazines of the
country. The papers are; The New York
Spirit of the Times, Herald, Graphic,
World and Times, the Philadelphia Pro
gress and Times, Baltimore Sun, Congres
sional Record,, Washington National Re-
publican, Boston Post and Advertiser, St.
Louis Republican, Chicago Times, Louis
ville Courier-Journal, Burlington Hawk
eye, Detroit Free Press, Springfield Repub
lican, San Francisco Call, Examiner,
chronicle and Argonaut. As scientific
journals there arc the Scientific American,
New York Mining Record, Boston Econ
omost, San Francisco Scientific Press,
London Times, North American Review.
Harper's Weekly and Monthly, Frank Les
lie's Weekly, London Graphic, Illustrated
News, Punch, Californian, Chess Monthly,
Cornhill Magazine, Frazer's Magazine, St.
James' Magazine and the Nineteenth Cen
tury fill the list as' popular reading peri
odicals, while the territorial papers are the
Yuma Free Press, Prescott Democrat,
Globe Silver Belt, Tucson Star and Citizen
and Tombstone Epitaph and Nugget.
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Fall .Text or the Complaint on rile
in the Court.
The case of L G. Tipton and O. C.
Smith on the charge of resisting an officer
came up for hearing before .Justice Felter
this morning, Hon. William Her'ing ap
pearing for the defense, and Messrs. Wil
liams and Southard for the prosecution.
We publish the full text of the comprint
upon which the arresU were made in order
that the public may know the full facts in
the case:
In Justice's Court of Township Number
One, in the County of Cochise, Territory
of Arizona, before me, A. J. Felter, Justice
of the Peace in and for said Township.
The Territory of Arizona vs. Wyatt
Earp, Warren Earp, Johnson, Charles
Smith, Sherman McMastcrs, Texas Jack,
Tipton, and J. H. Holliday.
Territory of Arizona, County of Co
chise, ss. Personally appeared before me,
A. J. Felter, a justice of the peace in and
for township No. 1, in the county of Co
chise, territory of Arszona, on this 22d day
of March, A. D. 1882, John II. Behan, who
being by me first duly sworn, complains
and says, that on the 21st day of March,
A. D. 1882, at the county of Cochise in the
territory of Arizona, the crime of know,
ingly and willfully obstructing and oppos
ing John H. Behan, sheriff of Cochise
county, territory of Arizona, in serving a
criminal, and attempting to serve a war
rant issued by Charles Myers, justice of
the peace of Pima county, und by conspir
ing together to commit said offence, was
committed, and he accuses tho above
named parties thereof, committed as fol
lows: The said above named parties ob
structed and refused to be arrested by said
John II. Behan, that said above named
persons at the county of Cochise in the
territory of Arizona, and within said town
ship on or about the 21st day of March,
A. D. 1682, did then and there oppose anJ
did-resist'-and refuse by threats, intimida
tion and force to permit said John H. Be
han to arrest said persons above named,
and by firearms and force refused to allow
said Behan to arrest the persons above
named. All of which is contrary to the
form of the statute in such case made and
provided, and against the peace and dig
nity of the territory of Arizona.
Said complainant prays therefore that a
warrant may be issued for the arrest of the
said above named persons, and that he
may be dealt with according to law.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
22d day or March, A. D. 1882.
J. H. Behax.
A. J. Felter,
Justice of the Peace in and lor said
Township in sail County.
Defendants' attorney asked for a dismit.
sal of the coses upon the ground that they
were unlawfully arrested, as the officers
had no warrant wherewith to legally ar-
rest and restrain the defendants of their
liberty. The court held that tke point was
well taken, and therefore ordered their dis
charge and the exoneration of their bonds.
A l'rospeetor's Hclurn.
William Smith, better known through
out Arizona as "Military Bill," returned
from a six-months' cruise last evening,
bringing in some fine samples of ore from
discoveries that he made about 140 miles
to the north of here. One sample is a
copper silver glace, almost maleable, and
has the appearance of being very rich
Mr. Smith thinks that he has got some
thing very good, and we trust that he has
struck it, as he is deserving an upward
turn of the wheel of fortune, he having
put in the best years of his life in Arizona
wooing the fickle goddess.
Coehlse Conntv Becords.
The following instruments have been
filed for record with the county recorder:
J D Enicrsley, the Arabia and Starlight,
Dos Cabezas district.
C J Duval et al. to Bluestonc and Re
duction Works ot Arizona, the Kate Du
val mine.
C J Duval et al. to B & R Works ef Ari
zona, certain real property.
J as S Clark et al. to Mrs Laura L Clapp.
Jas S Clark et al. to Milton B Clapp.
Jas S CUrk et al to Chas Hudson.
M B Clapp to Chas Hudson.
Chas Hudson to Mrs L 1 Clapp.
Jas S Clark et al. to Roderick McNlcl.
Mrs. J. A. Kelly arrived home from
Benson yesterday.
Mr. Jasper McDonald, who bus been
spending a.few weeks in Tombstone, and
who accompanied Neil Boyle to New
Mexico, returned to San Francisco by last
night's train.
Mr. C. R. Brown, proprietor of Brown's
hotel, left for San Francisco to-day. He
will be absent from two to four weeks.
When Charles the First was about
to lay his head on the block, ho sigh
ed, and murmured: "This comes of
not advertising in tho local paper."
English History.
(Speclst Dispatches to the Errrani)
That, Utah Commission.
Washington, March 25. It is
understood that the president, in se
lecting five commissioner for Utah
territory, will nominate nnly lawyers,
believing that good lawyers will be
required to nicperlv cxnfain the law
to the territorial government. It is
not likely that any ere from Utah
Mormon or Gentile, will he appoint
ed. Thft nrA!r"inr. has intimntorl
that he will not appoint any one who
applies, euner directly or inuirectiy,
for position' on the commission.
Cireat Destitution.
New Orleans, March 25.
Specials continue tohr'og stories of
great desti'utUin of Ihe eV:flow suf
ferers. li Crow Doe Uultty. -
Deadwood, March 25. The jury
in the Crow Dog case have raturned
a verdict of gnilty.
Hood News From the Month.
Vicksbuko, March 24. All the
flood news is favorable to-day.. The
water is receding rapidly and plant
ing will soon begin.- -
I'earfal Ravages of sskM-rn.
Havana, March ' 25- Thymall
pox is raping 'in Haytt. There have
been 4,478 deaths in Port au Prince
and the environs. ,
Arrests In Moscow.
St. Peteusbug, March 23. Se
verity has again resumed the upper
hand, and many arrests have been
made at Moscow.
More About the Earps.
Tucson, March 24. Nothing more
has been heard from the Earp party
since their killing the Mexican Flo
rentino, in the Dragoon mountains.
It is reported on good authority that
they propose to kill three more
men who they believe were a party
to the killing of their brother, then
they will leave the country or sur
render. Two posses are after them
Sheriff Behan, of Cochise county,
with eighteen men, and a party of
cowboys from Charleston, numbering
twenty-one. .f they are overtaken
a terrible fight will ensue. It it be
lieved that they will elude their
pursuers and return to Tombstone
any hour and attempt tho murder of
Pete Spence, who has been arrested
on suspicion. Parties just in from
Tombstone say Spence is in jail and
has been armed so as to defend him
self if an attempt is made by the
Gnajaas Jottings-
Guaymab, Mexico, March 20, via .
Tucson,- March 24. The steamer
Mexico has not arrived, and'feaWare
entertained for her safety, as she has
been due since Saturday. An ex
cursion from Guaymas to Hermosillo
will be made when she arrives.
H. T. Levi, a gambler who shot a
Mexiaanjat the end of the track, has
been arrested and lodged in the Her
mosillo jail. The injured man's foot
will have to be amputated.
New and rich discoveries of gold
are reported from the range above
Rayon, distant some eight leagues
from Paso station.
Track-laying will be resumed to
day, and no further stoppage from
want of material will be made.
The brigs Dearborn and Lixzie
Marshall arrived with ties for the
railroad company.
Lona-fellow Dead.
Boston. March 24. Henry
Longfellow is dead.
Boston, March 25. The funeral
services of the late Henry W. Long
fellow will be private at his home,on
Sunday. The public services will be
at Appleton chapel. The remains
will be interred at Mount Auburn.
Anti-American-Chinese Ordinance.
Editor Epitaph: In view of the fact-,
that the people of the United State,
through their representatives, have de
clared against the principle of Chinese
immigration, I have concluded to draw up
the following ordinance which I think
will fit our case locally. I have made it
skort'and to the point, and shall submit it
to the city council, at their next meeting,
for their adoption or rejection.
Ordinance No. 40. '
An ordinance to aid in carrying out tho
principles' of the Chinese immigration bill.
The Mayor and'Common Council of the)
City ot Tombstone do ordain as follows:
Section 1. At the expiration of ninety
days after the passage of this ordinance all
married males who come to Tombstone
for the avowed purpose of getting office,
starting laundries or vegetable gardens,
or otnerwise preying upon the publie,
leaving their families in California, Mis
souri or elsewhere, shall be deemed guilty
of a misdemeauor, and shall be fired out
of the country bodily, and remain out fpr
a period of twenty years.
Section 2. Any bank or postofflce which
shall willfully aid and abet such married
male, in draining this country of its re
sources by sending away money for the
support of non-residents, shall, upon con.
victiou, be fined a sum not less than $500.
Section 3. Any person who shall aid and
abet any such person in establishing him
self in any office or in a laundry shall be
deemed a public enemy.
Section 4. Any railroad or stage com
pany, bringing such people Into the coun
try, shall be lined not less than (500, and
be very generally disliked.
Mr. Editor, I have drawn up the ordi
nance in a crude manner, but I think you
can "catch on" to my idea. If you can
elaborate any, please do so.
J. P. Buxtos.
' Hon. E. II. Smith returned from Boston
hale and hearty. He left his wife and
child in Massachusetts where they will
spend the summer. Mr. Smith, say Ari
zona i good enough tor him.

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