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lit to-day Epitaph will bo found
a proclamatun of the President of
the United Slttes, declaring in effect
that the Territory of Arizona is aban
doned to desperados and out-laws.
The- proclamation states that "in con
sequence of the unlawful combina
tions of evil disposed persons, who
are banded togother to oppose and
obstruct the execution of the laws, it
has become impracticable to enforce
by ordinary course of judicial pio
cecdings the laws of the United
States within the Territory of Ari
zona." Only this and nothing more.
For all this gratuitous advertising
we may thank Governors Gosper and
Tritle, and we havo much to bo
grateful for. Overtho official signa
ture of the President it is announced
that there is no law in Arizona, that
good people must keep away, capital
be turned into channels leading in
another direction, industries become
paralyzed, mines grow .'al'ueless and
labor be wasted. With the ex
ception of the late Indian trouble
there is not a State or Territory
in the Union more peaceable
than Arizona, nor one in which the
law is more promptly obeyed or
thoroughly respected. This procla
mation is based upon nothing but the
fact that the Governor had tho folly
to listen to a few selfishly interested
persons who happened to be of the
same political faith as himself. Of
course tho action of tho President is
directed particularly against Coohiso
county, and yet perfect peace and
quietude reigus all over this soction
of the country. We were never in a
more peaceable community than
Tombstone, and law and order is ab
solute. Tho police regulations are
perfect, and the slightest disturbance
of the peace is instantly qui-llod. In
view of tho actual htate of facts the
President's proclamation would read
as ludicrously as a chapter from Don
Quixote were it not that it is prone
to injure this Territory most serious
ly. It is nothing more or less than a
a vicious advertisement operating
against tho value of our resources
and the interests of our people. The
Utter should join in an indignant
protest addressed to tho President
"au67G"o"VernoT,deRy40g-Jlie premises
alleged in 'the proclamation, and stat
ing that all we ask is to be let alone.
"Why Governor Tritle, who, it is al
leged, is speculating in Arizona
mines, should so act as to deter the
investment of capital in the Terri
tory, it is difficult to determine.
Very likely ho did not stop to con
sider the probable effects of his ac
To-day's press dispatches inform
us that the Mexican troops struck tho
Apaches near the junction of the
boundary lines separating Scnora,
New Mexico and Chihuahua, killing
seventy-six and capturing thirty-five.
Judging by time and distance this
must' havo been the band so hotly
pursued by Forsyth. It is some
what unfortunate that so much good
luck could not have been divided
with our own troops, but, somehow,
the Mexican soldiers, who are issued
only two or three tortillas a week as
rations and paid three dollars a month
in promises, have killed about all tho
Indians thai havo been sent to the
happy hunting ground for two or
three years past. It is probably
owing to tho fact that they are better
trailers and moro accustomed to
Apacho habits.
Froro present appearances it may
he considered certain that the troops
lately ordered here by the Secretary
of War will have no immediate occu
pation except as a guard force, but it
is sincerely to bo hoped they may bo
allowed to remain. Under existing
conditions tho Apaches can at any
time raid the country from Sonora
with perfect impunity owing to.pau
city in number of troops, and tho
consequent impossibility to intercept
them. Tho commands now en route
should bo distributed along tho line
-of the railroad as a frontier guard,
ready at a momeut's notice to take the
field. Cars for transportation of men
and supplies should be constantly in
readiness. The Indians cannot enter
the Territory without crossing tho
railroad, and there should be a sufli
dent number of men to put several
commands in the field and hold a ro
serve force along the road to cut off
retreat. By this means the Indians
could be literally corralcd and hunted
down until the last one became con
verted. Thk arrival of Captain Harris1
command determined facts that go
to make up a subject for much cha
grin. For days the military force
has been making forced marches to
various potnts.called there by couriers
from Tombstone Rent out by Captain
Hurst. Tho latter was deceived by
fatso reports brought him by citizens,
and sent telegrams based thereon to
tho various commanders, it uow
turns out that there was no killing
at Helm's ranch, no murders in
Nho Dragoon mountains, no out-S.-
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ingcs jii ouqiuui oJiiiiD taiiujr.
and in fact that there have never
been any hostiles this side of the
Cbiricahua mountains. This falso
intelligence has operated very in
juriously in drawing the troops away
from a possible trail of the savages,
and in spreading unnecessary alarm
throughout tho country. Tho stories
wero told positively and hence asso
ciated press dispatches were for
warded, giving accounts of Indian
atrocities that could only havo a ten
dency to still further deter the in
vestment of capital in Arizona. Tho
parties spreading such falso rumors
cannot bo too strongly condemned,
as the injury they have done tho
country is incalculable
It is now tho general opinion that
tho hostiles have crossed into Sonora
and aro safe from tho vengeance of
tho United States army. There
may be a few stragglers in the Cbiri
cahua mountains, but if so they will
shortly follow tho main body. As
tho Indians captured a large quantity
of stock, the country may be consid
ered safe until thoy want another
Yestekday wo paid Charleston a
short visit, and wero agreeably sur
prised by tho sizo and apparent pros
perity of tho place. It possesses
excellent hotel accommodations, su
perior liquor establishments, drug
store, livery stables and all the ac
commodations of a prosperous fron
tier town. The buildings are all
substantial, and some of them arc
very creditable structures. What
surprises us most is the amount
of stock carried by the mer
chants. Wo had been led
to believe that Charleston de
rived its existence ontitely from tho
employees of the mill, but in fact it
has a very extensive trade with the
surrounding country and Sonora. Its
Mexican business is daily becoming
moro important, and will continue to
increase until it reaches very largo
proportions. The town is well regu
lated and free from turmoil. In fact
it is one of the most peaceful places
wo wfero ever in. In the earlv futuro
-the-EPii:ATiTw1rrffive an extended
local account of Charleston, embody
ing a full description of the princi
pal business and public houses. We
were treated with much courtesy
during our visit and horeby express
Fkom the proceedings of the Demo
crats in Congress it is evident that a
close watch will be kept on tho
administration of the Naval Depart
ment, Secretary Chandler is a stal
wart of stalwarts and therefore under
stands thoroughly the method of and
necessity for a liberal distribution of
public money in behalf of the Repub
lican party. Chandler is tricky and
will probably succeed in any event
in merging a fair share of naval sup
plies into a campaign fund, but a
constant espionage will seiveat least
to lessen the spoils. The Secretary
has long been the-confidcntial attor
ney and lobby agent of John Roach,
the ship builder, who certainly ex
pects that his old employee, aided by
Secor Robeson, tho chairman of the
Naval Committee of the House, will
stand in with him in the manipula
tion of good, fat contracts in the in
terest of addition, division and si
lence. It is understood it is the
desire of Chandler to convert the
navy yards into stalwart recruiting
depots, and ho is a shrewd manager.
It will be a special mission of the
Democrats in Congress to check this
little game, andjshow the true, thiev
ing inwardness of the intentions of
Chandler, Robeson & Co.
Tiik kill restricting the immigra
tion of coolies to our shores has
passed both houses of Congress, and
is in the hands of the President.
Whether Mr. Arthur will obey tl.e
mandate of sovereign states, or take
tho advice of Hoar, Beecher and
other subsidized psalm-singers of the
East, remains to bo ascertained. Cer
tainly no action of the President, in
this instance, can raise him in the es
timation of the people of the Pacific
slope. Shorn of the principal and
strongest points that characterized
tho first bill, in order to tempt the
executive signature, the presont mea
sure will be but a partial remedy at
best and a slender plank of relief.
But such as it is the presidential ap
proval is far from assured. As a
fact the Republican party is in favor
of Chinese immigration as are the
corporations, and the influence of tho
two will be hard for Mr. Arthur to re
sist. Dawes and Hoar are senators ac
knowledged be the open advocates
of capital against labor, and.Arthur's
political career has always been iden
tified almost solely with the moniod
interests of the country. As half a
pie is bettor than none, it is to bo
hoped the presidential signature may
bo attached to the bill.
During the time Captain Harris'
command was in Tombstone, a sol
dier carrying a buglo made himself
quite conspiouous. It bothered us
for a long time to understand what
Use the instrument could be put to,
but we finally came to tho conclu
sion that it was to notify the Indians
that tho soldiers were after them; or,
perpaps, the military people have a
poetical turn of mind and believe
that inusio "soothes the savage
breast." Taking the latter conclu
sion to b tho correct one, we re
spectfully suggest that a fife and
drum would add very much to the
effect, and an ordinary brass band
make every mother's son of an
Apache lie down in pastoral content
ment. After a volume of gubernatorial
telegraphic messages and much po
litical trial and tribulation, the wise
men of tho East have at last discov
ered that tho President has authority
to call upon the United States troops
to suppress lawlessness in the Terri
tories. Hence, the necessity (or an
appropriation fades in thin air, and
power to remove county officers is
still in the hands of the law. Let
the President by all means suppress
lawlessness. It would bo a thrilling
sight to witness tho United States
army chasing the solitary cowboy of
Cochise county across the wild plains
and desperato mountains of Arizona
and New Mexico to his lair in Texas.
The country would be wild witli ex
citement and the associated press
revel in blood-curdling reports, which
would be of much financial benefit
to us all and very gratifying in a
speculative sense. The Territory
would bo advantageously advertised
as being under the protection of the
great American army, and a savor of
peace would rest over all our indus
tries. Sara Bernhardt was recently mar
ried to a man named M. Demala.
Tho latter already had a wife, but as
Sara's passion mado hervfaint on the
stage every time tho object of her
affections flirted with another actress,
it was deemed best to ignore the big
amy part of the business, fur the
sake of tho AanciaTsau
Two church fi
several private pqi
at the Bird Cage,ai
few days. Tombstone seems to be
going on a hilarious jamboree
A couitEsroNDENT of th Star
makes grave charges against Captain
Gordon, of tho United States army,
charging dimliction of duty and in
timating cowardice on the part of
that officer while on tho trail of the
hostiles at Purdy's ranch, on the
Gila. Wo are loth to believe what
is stated, but tho matter is gravo
enough to warrant an investigation,
and we hope there will bo one, both
for the sake of the country and
Captain Gordon.
The United States :an well take
a lesson from the recent action of
the Mexican authorities iturcply to a
proposition of treaty from Loco and
his band. Finding themselves hotly
pursued by Forsytbo tho Indians en
deavored to effect an understanding
with tho Mexicans, under the terms
of which they were not to molest any
but Americans, provided they wero
not interfered with in making peri
odical raids into Arizona or New
Mexico. The Mexican officials
scorned such a proposition, and send
ing word to the soldiers, succeeded
in cutting off tho retreat of tho
Apaches, and killing or capturing
the entire band. Tho fight was a
desperato one, and tho Mexicans lost
heavily. The people of this Terri
tory should bo grateful to those citi
zens of a sister republic who pre
ferred war and principle to peace and
As 'IT "seems to be the fashion
to abuse the troops, with what
justice we are unablo to determine,
it affords much pleasuro to be
able to give credit to an aimy
officer to whom it is absolutely due.
Captain Forsythe, by good judgment
and rapidity displayed in the move
ment of his commands and energy
and persistence in holding the trail
of the savages, has obtained splendid
results. Tho colerity of his pursuit
forced tho Indians across tho line,
and even thon he did not stop. Al
though killing thirteen hcstiles in
Guadalupe canyon, he found them
too strongly intrenched to dislodge,
and rested until night, when he en
deavored to surround them. Tho In
dians succeeded, howev'er, in stealing
away, upon tho discovery of which
in the morning, the troops continued
the pursuit, driving the savages upon
tho Mexican forces which annihilated
them. Captain 'Forsyth is entitled
to much credit and praise from the
people of Arizona and tho country
His Accidency Declares This
Territory tojejn Turmoil.
G-eat Rejoicing in Ireland
Over the Release of the
"Wyoming Indians on tho War-
path The Bannocks and
Shoslioncs Anxious
for Scalps.
Attention, Cowboyit!
Washington, May 3. By tho
President of the United States of
Whereas, It is provided in tho
laws of the United States that where
ver, by reason of unlawful obstruc
tions, combinations or assemblages
of persons, or rebellion against the
authority of the United States, it
should becomo impracticable in the
judgment of tho President to enforce
by ordinary course of judicial pro
ceedings the laws o'f the United
States 'within any State or Territory,
it shall be lawful for tho President to
call forth the militia of any State or
Territory, and employ such part of
land or naval forces of the United
States as he may deem necessary to
enforce the faithful execution of the
laws of tho United States, to sup
press such rebellion in whatever
State or Territory thereof the laws of
tho United States may be forcibly
opposed or execution thereof forcibly
obstructed; and whereas it has
been made to appear satisfactory to
me by information received from the
Governor of tho Territory of Arizona,
and from the General of the army of
the United States, and other reliable
sources, that in consequence of the
unlawful combinations of evil dis
posed persons, who aro banded to
gether to oppose and obstruct the
execution of the laws, it has become
impracticable to enforce by ordinary
courso of judicial proceedings the
lars of the United States within that
Territory, and that the laws of the
United States havo been therein
forcibly opposed and execution there
of forcibly resisted; and, whereas,
the laws of the United States require,
whenever it may bo necessary in the
judgment of the Piesident to uso the
military forces for the purpose of en
forcing a faithful execution of the
Taws6Jr4tlS-JZ"iteJ States, ho shall
forthwith, by proclamatroil,"g8ffHriarfntl
such insurgents to disperse and
retiro peaceably to their respective
abodes within a limited time. Now,
Lrr I
takniE part in any such unlawful pro
ceedings; and I do hereby warn all
persons ongaged in or connected
with said obstructions of laws to dis
perse and retiro pcaceSbiy Hcr-their-respeotive
abodes bi: or before noon
of the 15th day of May.
In witness whereof I have horoiiu
1 3 set my hand and caused tho (treat
Seal of the United States to be af
fixed. Done at Ihe city of Washing
ton, this third day of" May, in the
year of our Lord one thonsand eight
hundred and eighty-two, and of the
independence of the United States
tho one Hundred and sixth.
(Signed) Chesteis A. Akthbi!.
By the President.
(Signed) Feed. Freunghuysen,
Secretary of State.
.in Interview with Parnell.
Nuw Yoijk, Muy 4. The Herald's
correspondent interviewed Parnell at
Kingstown. He said: "Our release
was .anticipated, but camo sooner
than expected. It was entirely un
conditional. I think the government
intends to pursue a conciliatory pol
icy, the result of which will be the
diminution of outrages and an im
provement of tho condition of affairs
in Ireland. I shall lend all my ii.flu
enco to that end, but success will
depend materially upon the nature
and extent of tho remedial legisla
tion proposed and upon the early
and unconditional release of Michael
Davit t and other popular leaders. I
can form no opinion as to who will
now be secretary, but he should be a
strong man who would free himself
from the influcnoe fff Dublin Castle
ami render Irish representation pos
sible in Irish affairs. I hope for the
abolition of the system of military
magistrates and police, which is fatal
to good ordej. 1 belivo the change
in tho courso of tho government in
dicates an intention to consider the
question of self government in Ire
land, upon a satisfactory solution of
which, after settlement of tho land
question, must depend the future
prosperity of Ireland."
A Crazier Declined.
Jackson, Miss., May 3. A tele
gram from Bishop Wingfield, of
northern California, declines the as
sistant bishopric of Mississippi.
Proceeding of CougrcNg,
Washington, May 3. The House
went into committee of the whole to
pay. Before the enrollment of the
Chinese bill and its comparison with
tho original manuscript had been
completed, as the committee did not
rise until 5 o'clock, p. in. Tho an
nouncement of its enrollment and
signaturo by Speaker Keifor occurred
too Lite to admit of its being signed
to-day by tho presiding officer of the
Senate, that body having previously
adjourned, hence the hill will not
reach tho President until to-morrow,
but delay is probably immediate in
view of the .fact that tho measures
will not in any event bo likely to
receive his signaturo in advance of
its being laid beforo the regular
Cabinet meeting on Friday.
.o Official Xotlfle at'on.
Chicago, May 4. General Sheri-
garding the outbreak reported to
havo occurred at the Wind Hiver
Agency among tho Bannocks and
The Sliver Klne Declare a Dividend.
San Francisco, May 4. The Sti
ver King declares a dividend of
twentv-fivo cents.
Xortbern Indiana on the War Path.
Omaha, May 4. A Report from
Rawlins, Wyoming, states that the
Bannocks and bnakes, whoso reser
vation is in tho Wind River valley,
near Fort Washakie, havo gone on
the war path. General Crook has
official confirmation of the report.
These Indians have been friendly for
several years. Theio are about 2500
of them. Fort Washakio is now
without a garrison, as two companies
of tho Third Cavalry left there on
Monday under orders to go to Ari
zona. It is believed tho Indians are
about to take advantage of tho ab
sence of tho military. The report
comes from the operator at Rawlins.
Fort Washakio is 150 miles north of
the Union Pacific, and has a telo
graph line.
Speculating ou l'uucral KIowctk.
Chicago, May -1. Tho amendment
to the Board of trade rules, intended
to prevent corners, was defeated to-
A Mrs. Lucas, of this city, obtained
possession of Garfield mennral flow
ers to put them through a preserva
tion process. She received pecuniary
assistance from parties who arranged
with her to show them around the
country. Mrs. Garfield objected to
this. The flowers were taken in'o
the police court on a writ of replevin
by the parties who advanced tho
money, a fow days ago, and turned
over to General Eldridge as custo
dian to-day. Tho matter will be
compromised and the flowers sent to
the Garfield Monument Association.
Illair Under Cross-Fire.
Washington, May 4. The exami
nation of Senator Blair in the Shep
herd affair was resumed this morning
before the Committee on Foreign
Itejolcins ' Ireland.
Doni.iN, May 4. Parnell, Dillon
and O'Kclly started last night for
Hollyhead. Three members of tho
Land League of Traleo were sen
tenced to six months imprisonment
in default of bail. Many suspects
were released from Cloumcl and Kil
mainham jails. Tho release of the
Land L"aguers was celebrated last
night at Balla, Belfast, Cork, Lim
erick, Londonderry and Youghal, all
with torch-light processions., bond
res, eld.' '"General tranquility pre
vailed. The United Ireland has an
article headed, "Coercion giws up
the Ghost;" and asks the people not
;o jMQjhoir pleads with giddy joy.
Laredo, May 4. The firstthirty-
fivo miles grading out from New
Laredo, Mexico, on the International
road, was completed to-day. It is
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unUert3-xfi5V-H:rujiLga,"g WI"
be suspended until the MoMctTTKs
ernment will accept tho survey and
location. It is believed tho Govern
ment i delaying the work purposely
to retard the completion of the rail
roads faster than tho Government is
prepared or willing to pay a bonus
of the fcll.OOoit agreed to pay. The
delay will cause a great loss upon
American contractors.
rryins id uiuii luinrruH,
Philadelphia, j
utive committers
form Assoc;
for a stated
stating that any improper
tious of the convention
of Mav 10
should bo repudiated.
Itntttlers lprlatc n Dividend.
Las Vegas, N. M., May 4. This
morning nt 3 o'clock tho south bound
emigrant train was standing at a sid
ing, near Glorietta, when three des
perate looking rustlers boarded the
pasbsengcr coach and went through
tho passengers, robbing and badly
frightening the people without any
resistencc. Tho total amount of
losses was upwards of $500. The
alarm was given as soon as the road
agents disappeared but search prov
ed fruitless and tho train continued
its course, and from what can be
learned carried the robbers to Lamy,
where they robbed the depot, hotel
and McBeth's saloon, securing a
great deal of miscellaneous plunder.
Kfirapeil I'riMoncrs C'nujjht.
Fort Madison, May i. Poke
Wells and Cooke, who escaped
from the penitentiary guards,
and murderers, wero arrested by a
farmer and his son this morning at
a revolver's mouth.
Indian Outbreak Xot I'elli-wd.
Omaha, May i. Tha rumor of an
outbreak of the Bannocks and Sho
shones is discredited at army head
quarters here. io official informa
tion has been received, whilo if the
report was true it would have been
sent from Fort Washakio unless the
wires were cut. Besides, the army
officers believe that CI ief Washakio
of the Shoshones is friendly to the
whites and has tho tribe in check.
A VeNNel stranded.
New Yoijk, Muy 4. A dispatch
received here says the Pacific Mail
steamer Salvador was beached at
Punta Arenas, in Central America.
Tho passengers and crew were saved
and the cargo partially. But little
hopes of getting the vessel off.
lien lllll to Iteslgn.
Washington, May 4. It is re
ported that Senator Hill, of Georgia,
has sent his resignation to the Gov
ernor and that Senator Brown con
templates resignation ou account of
bad health. It is said ex-Senator
Gordon will be appointed to one
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8GJH venfiTHi!Mv;Z.-1
Nothing Ilut Pure Imagination or
Captain Harris and command arrived
here yesterday morning from Ilelm's ranch,
whither ho went in response to the infor
mation given by Henry Kevin that the
hostiles had taken up a position in Co
chise's old stronghold in the Dragoons.
As stated yesterday, the Captain was in
camp when the courier arrived, and had
already planned a scouting expedition for
ihe following day. Immediately on re
ceipt of the information the shrill bugle
warned the command to rouse themselves
fiom slumber and prepare to march. The
Captain asked Kevin the distance from the
cump to where lie saw the Indians, and
was informed that eight miles would cover
the route. The horses were saddled in a
few minutes and the command ready to
march. Kevin suggested that breakfast be
pieparcd ana partaken of before the de
parture, but ttic commanding ofiicer de
murred to this in consequence of the close
proximity of the enemy. Kevin then stated
that the distance might possibly be twenty
miles. Captain Harris, to make sure of
this inquired of the rauebcro at the springs
and was iiitbrraed that the distance was
certainly forty miles. Tiie Captain
then ordered breakfast prepared, and
after a hasty icpast the command
departed for Helm's ranch. The dis
tance was full titty miles, and when
the command reached there Charley Helm
and his two companions proved to be the
worst Injuns in sight. At Dyer's the com
mand was informed that the Indians were
certainly in the vicinity, and the peopln in
momentary danger of being massacred.
To sustain this statement the excited peo
ple pointed to the smoke yet rolling sky
wards Irom the expiring camp tires. At
this juncture a man arrived at the ranch,
bringing the information that the supposed
Indians were nothing mored.uigerous tlian
a detachment of the Tombstone Hangers.
This statement abated the excitement and
the command proceeded to Helm's, pass
ing through the wood camps in the moun
tains, where they met two men who had
been chopping there since last January,
and neither saw nor heard of Indians.
When the command rcaehed Helm's they
tound Captain Wilney's company ot the
8th infantry already on the ground, hav
ing come thithirlrom Summit station on
receipt of the report that the hostiles were
working In that direction. Helm's folks
were completely undisturbed, and
were astonished wheu tiicy heard
the excitement that existed in this
city regarding their fate. Captain Whit
ney and command departed for (Summit
Station, and Captain Harris went to Syca
more water works, where he had agreed to
meet his wagons. From tnere the com
mand came to Tombstone. Tho captain
has been scouting between here and Buck
er since the 27th of April, with the view of
protecting the settlers in case of attack by
the hostile. When questioned by an Kri
tatii man the captain expressed an opin
ion that all tho hostiles were over the line
by this time. There may be a few lurking
in the Cbiricahuas. Two different com
mands went there on the 23th and 29tb,
Captain Overton's command from Galcy
ville, and Lieutenant West with Chaffee's
company. These troops went for the pur
pose of thoroughly scouting in the vicinity
of where the Indians were supposed to be.
Captain Harris thinks that unless another
the troubles are for the present over, and
people should quiet down and not keep
the country in :i state of perpetual tur
moil. The captain departed for Soldier's
notes soon atier ins arrival. lie belongs
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fc.voia.iv, -auu diuu uu uis
Prom the'
William Cory returned froir. Ramsey
canyon, in the Huachucas, Tuesday night,
and reports no sight or Indication of In
dians in that vicinilv. The people resld-
Jnjhmisey C3(VcmhX(dldelt3tlott ad equipment of the
over inu'amumors, uut seem to be in no
danger. There are between thirty and
forty people in the canyon, including five
or six families. Ko Indians have been
seen in the vicinity of the mountains since
tho outbreak, but the blood-curdling re
ports waited alone on every breeze have
considerably excited the people. When
jir. uory leit the people, were
are unprovided with mail facilities. Out
side if the post there does not a particle of
mail reach any quartc of the Huachucas,
notwithstanding tho fact that there must
be several hundred people prospecting,
mining and loggms through the different
settlements. Mr. Cory thinks that an in
lenncdiutc mail route from the post to
Montezuma Canyon should be established,
with a postoflicc inx-ach of the settlements
intervening. This would be no more than
an act of simple justice. As it is, tho dcnl.
rens oi uic uiiierent tiuachuca settlements
must come to Tombstone for their mail, a
distance ringing between twenty and
thirty-five miles. Mr. Cory is an old
frontiersman, and took especial pains to
learn if there was any indications of In",
dians between the Huachucas aud this
city, nnd tho closest scrutiny could not dis
cover a trail. Freighting is not interrupt
ed between hero and the Huachucas and
the teamsters report everything quiet.
Illhbcp IteniM.
Colonel Gordon, an old time prospector,
made his appearance in Tombstone yester
day, alter several mont'as' absence, and
was immediately corralled by an Epitaph
represent Ulvc. The Colonel had just a
little bit of the Indian scare, and promptly
admitted that were it not for the redskins
he would not be in Tombstone nt present.
Mr. Uordon w operating in Warren dis
trict, anil is the happy owner in part of the
Charter Oak mine. 'We were intormed by
him that the people in and around Iiisbe'e
were in a high stite of excitement over the
Indian question. The colonel says he and
othcis saw very visible Indian tracks about
six miles from ltisbcc, and a man named
Dutlon, who is considered a reliable man
by those who know him, said he saw six
Indians the day before yesterday about five
miles from Hisbec, making tracks towards
Smora. The copper mines in the vicinity
of Bisbee, arc coming out strong. The
Gunsight, Charter Oak and others in War.
ren district are turning out rich copper,
silver'glancc nnd grey copper. Tho miners
andv piospectors in that vicinity had net
tlbd down to reap a bigliarvest when the'
Apache outbreak set them back.
- r
Itead TIipho facts.
A large majority of tho American people
are to-day wearing out a miserable and
unsatisfactory lite from the effects ot Dys
pepsia, Liver Complaint or Indigestion;
in fact, a great many diseases surrounding
us to-day are brought on by deranged
Stomach and Liver. With these two or
gars healthy, our happiness is complete,
as far as this world is concerned, and we
should watch carefully and be prepared to
check all symptoms of a diseased stomach
and liver. August Flower is n vcgetablo
preparation, perfectly harmlejs, and the
most suecesirul medicine extant for the
euro of Dyspepsia and Liver Complant.
Do not continue to suffer on account of
prejudice or skepticism. But try it and be
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A Pittsburg
EDTonErrrArii. Bradskafl
and Tombstone M. & M. Co.
Being a subscriber to vour vain
and having Interests in several,
in your uistnct, 1 would ask '
great depreciation in some ojj
was considered so a year age
tics? I have been interestinc
townsmen In Tombstone, and shl
sorry to tell them now that Ton!
mines were not holdlncr out. Tim J
has occasioned me some thoucht dl
the past few days, and I am anxial
know something of the above tironl
as they have bcea pointed to in prcl
the unreliability of vour mines. 1
The Brads'iaw stock was put ol
iew lor&maraei at f i ou ana up'
and in it there must bo a ere at
somewhere. The statement h made!
that it has no ore and none has ever
worked from it. I am pretty rcliabh 1
formed that several hundred '!
were worked from it. and it ran hi el
Is this the fact or is the mine a big swin
dle? Whatever may bo the facts in the
case it is having a bad effect on the opin
ion of eastern capital of Tombstone dis
trict, and the Epitaph is the right party
to correct the wrojg, and Inform the peo
pie of the true state of facts. Please do so
and oblige many eastern men. Very re
spectfully, Trios. Liggett.
139 Fourth avenue.
We would like Jto answer Mr. Liggett V
questions, but find it impossible to follow
up and (.escribe the canse for the fluctua
tions in tho price of mining stock. That
is generally regulated by brokers and 11
nancial sharps. So far as the mines of
Tombstone are concerned, wo are happy
to lie able to Inform Mr. Liggett that the
output of ore is now'greaterthan ever, and
that the prospects of mines continuing to
pour wealth into the lap of the worldin
creases as the mines are opened up and
An Indian Outrage.
A few evenings since the Hon. W. K.
Mead and Superintendent Abbot ot the
Empire were sitting together at the latter-
quarters near the mines, presumably sw&j
ping lies and speculating on the India
outbreak. A Chinaman was the only oth
person present. Several blood-curdliri
stories of Indian warfare were related, an
the two gentlemen had made up the
minds thai the recital had pretty we
scared John. Soon they retired for th
night, and were about to fall peaccabl
asleep when they heard the sharp crack i
a pistol shot beneath the bed-roonrwindo')
which aroused them both. Mr. Abbot
with commendable co'irnce, grasped hi
revolver from beneath his pillow, am
stirtcd out to seek the disturber of hi
slumbers. With revolver already cocket
he sought up and down, over and hither
but failed to find the culprit. Mr."Meai
remained comfortably in bed, and to Ab
bot's astonishment, filled the room wittl
merry laughter when the latter returne
Mr. Abbot was rather excited and inaulre
the cause of his friend's mirth. He wa
answered by the inquiry, " Didn't yon
tumble to the racket?" lie admitted that
he had not. and then learned that Johq
Chinaman was the Injun of the occasion
Tho question that is disturbing Mr. Abl
ooi s minu at present is wncweroonn pui
up tne job alone or was prompted by tna
The II.Hbre Volunteers.
"""East evening Supervisor JoyceTeceivcd
the tollowln,, ietter from Governor Tritle
in answer to a dispatch sent him the day
previous, a copy of which we printed yes
terday morning:
Tvoso.v, May 8, 1882.
Havc Bisbee elect
law, and I will send such arms as I have
or ask Secretary ot War for more.
F. A. Tritlb.
Mr. E. H. Hardy, a prominent merchant
company. bouitrKrtu" IWtl uleu iu town
are members of the company, and from
present appearances it would seem to be a
permanent organization.
II. M. S. Pinafore will be rendered by a
... .l t .. i i
oubt but It will be rendered In fine
style. Pinafore is the joint creatisn of
Gilbert and Sullivan, the most popular of
his last!
life as
tlon to business -ai
rieid observance of tory principles
brought him under the notice of
D'lsracli, who made him a lord
of the admiralty. The unusual cus
tom of advancing young men born in
a certain conuition of life, in England,
brought Smith into public notice and the
wits of London directed iheir shafts at
him. Gilbert's Pinafore was the result ot
this. To be caught whistling a Piuafore
tune in San Francisco is good for six
months iu jail; in Kcw York at last ac
counts it was as much as a man's life was
worth. Here In Tombstone we have mo:
patience and will flock to SchlefTelin han
next Wednesday evening to hear the.wcli
worn tunes. The following personages
will represent the accompanying. Dai ts: Jo.
sephinc, Mrs. Hawkins; Buttercup, Mim
Aunie Brown ; Hebe, Mrs. Lyltleton Price;
Ralph Itackstraw, Frank Hawkins; ad
miral Sir Joseph Porter, K.C. B., Fred.
Brooks; Captain, A. J. Mitchell; Dick
Deadeye, E. C. Sum&n. We understand
that the stage scenery will be magnificent,
and everything else carried out in first
class order, "i csterday twenty scats were
ordered by telegraph by Tucson parties.
The floral concert, to be given under the
auspices of the Presbyterian church, this
evening and to-morrow evening, will be a
very pleasant affair, and everybody should
make preparations to attend.
Tho ladies of the Catholic church will
give a pleasant social necktie party at
Schiellelin Hall May 12th. The ladies
haeing this matter in charge are compe
tent to conduct a pleasant entertainment
and thoc who do not attend will miss a
The name of II. Solomon is men
tioned in connection with filling the
vaoancy in tho Board of Supervisors.
to occur bv the resignation of
M. W. Stewart. We sincea
he will bo appointed and.
accept the position. Mi
largely identified
of Cochise count'
man ot much execull
fine business tact.
no better choice.
fact, also, that j
community eaj
nanv in Hi liliHTnlin numum
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