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MOHA.VE COUNTY MINER, FEBRUARY 13, 1897
oeal and peronsal. Mrs. Wm. Pitts is up from Francnnia. ' Gaddis & Perry are doing a flourishing business. A social dance was given nt Fay's Hall last night. Del Beebe and family are in from the Cedar country. Mrs. 0. D. M. Gaddis visited with her Cerbat friends th:s week. Gaddis & Perry are keeping teams busy loading lumber and merchandise. Bud McDonough, the champion bee ballist of White Hills, is in Kingman. Give us a call when you want prices on merchandise. Gaddis & Perry. M J. Kennedy, a stone mason and contractor, of Flagstaff, was in Kingman yesterday. O. P. Hart the Needles dentist, will be at the Hubbs House from Fehruary 17th to 21st. Several of Kingman's many detectives should take up the trail of the robber and secure the big reward. Gaddis & Perry are having a big run in the line of lumber, windows, doors, shakes, shingles, &c. Gaddis & Perry are furnishing the sup plies to the corpse of men who are put ting in the telephone linp to White Hills. Mulligan-Hubbs building is rapidly nearing completion. The plasterers are now at work and will complete the walls in ten davs. Gaddis & Perry have put in a ten ton scale in connection with their flourishing business and are kept, busy weighing wagons. Sarah Miller is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Ohas Logan. We hope Bhe will remain in Kingman as she will be a val ued addition to Kingman society. Gtddis & Parry have jast opened an elegant line of new ladies and gents Bhoes in endless variety. Also nice as sortment ladies shirt waists, dress trim mings, etc Quite a number of Kingman people will go to the O. R. 0. ball at Needles next Monday. The base ball boy will aII,go down, unless deputized to go out after the tram robber. J. H Bowman, of San Bernardino, and Geo Beermaker, of S in Diego, ar rived in Kingman Tuesday morning on their way to Riovllle to search for the bodies of J. S Stearns and Munn Davis, who were reported to have been killed by an Indian. The ball at Fay's Hall on the evening of February 22d, (Washington's Birth day) will be a grand affair. Col. Fay has kindly donated the use of the hali to the people and a committee will look after the music Good suppers can be obtained at the restaurants. Everybody should turn out The Mocking Bird mill was started up last Wednesday morning. It will be in charge of Oscar Vandercook, one of the best millmen in the county. The new owners of the mill will make teats of all the ores in Weaver and Minnesota districts and will eventually put in a mill of 6fty or one hundred tons capacity. Harvey Hubbs has gone to Phenix to aid in getting a relief measure through the legislature. He was elected to office of Treaturer two years ago when the sal ary was 1500$ per year and the legisla tive enactment cnt the salary to 1000$ during his term of office The county treasurers of Arizona will make an effort to get a relief act passed. Mrs. Jeff Shipp died at her home on the Big Sandy last Monday of dropsy. Her funeral took place the following day. Mrs. Shipp was a most estimable lady, beloved by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance and her death was a shock to the community. She wnq a daughter of Mrs. T. Shipp and was ubout twenty-two years of age. Jack Ellis, constable at White Hills, brought in two prisoners from that place Tuesday evening and lodged them in jail. They were convicted of the offense oi shooting up the town, mentioned in last week's Miner. George Walker, dep uty district attorney, conducted the pros ecution of the men before a jury in Judge Lankford's court. The judge sentenced tha lawbreakers to three months in the county jail. Lankford is all right and if the people of White Hills uphold him, as we know they will, he will make law breaking in that great camp an expen sive luxury. Two Jobbers Bold Holdup of Uncle Sam's Mail ONE ROBBER KILLED The Other Outlawed and Fleet ing for Life Last Monday evening at 8:30 No. 1, west bound passenger, was held up two miles east of Nelson siding by two masked men. The watchman at a big rock cue had been pressed into service by the holdups and under the frowning mouth oi a sixshooter used his red light to bring the flying train to a sudden stop. Almost before the wheels had ceased to turn two men sprung lightly onto the en gine and while one covered the engineer with a gun the other ordered the fireman to cut off the express and mail cars from the train. The fireman, under escort of the robber, walked back to cut off the cars and while the work was being done the robber kept an eye on the movements of the train hands. The sudden stoppage of the train, of course, caused the brake man and conductor to go out to investi gate the cause, but they were ordered back to the car with a volley of oaths and a flourish of gun by the robber. The express messenger, A. C. Summers, took in the situation and ordered his assistant to drop cut of the door on one side of the car and he went out of the o'her. He found h.mself on the groind on the side opposite to the robber, and as it was dark he managed to slip to the end of the car where he saw the robber standing on the car steps on '.he other side. As ihe robber was giving the order for the train to pull ahead, he quietly raised himself on the lower step and fired at the man across the platform. The robber loosened his hold on the handrail, reeled back ward and fell face downward on the ground. In falling his gun was fired in to the air. The messenger thinking the fellow might be playing "possum" fired two more shots af. him. The other rob ber, unconscious of his partner's fate, was speeding down the roid with the baggage and express cars. A haBty ex amination of the robber by Summers disclosed the fact that he was dead. At first it was thought that he was shot through the head, but the fact is he was shot through the left breast, the bullet passing entirely through the body He was examined by trainmen and passen gers and a Winchester rifle, reyolyer and a dozen sticks of giant pDwder found on him. In his coat pockst was a book con taining many brands and a small note book containing sn itches of poetry and selections from letters presumably from a woman. The names Katie Howell and Dilly also are in the book The other robber, after taking the cars to Nelson siding ordered the engineer to go with him to the baggage car and break it in. Passing around the car he said, "I am two men shy, but guess I will do this job up myself." Not being able to break oppn Wells Fargo's safe he passed on to the mail car and ordered the clerk. to open the door. The regis tered mail was called for and several let ters were handed over. His partner not showing up, he told the engineer to run back up the road for about a mile and not discovering him the run was made bacK to the siding, where he jumped from the train and disappeared. The engineer ran back to his train, coupled on and taking the body of the dead man on board arrived in Peach Springs about two hours late Sheriff Potts was notified and at once sent Deputies Smith and Lovin with three Indian trailers to Peach Springs to take up the trail of the remaining robber at daybreak. Horses were to be in waiting for them but owing to the fact that no horses could be obtained in Peach Springs the posse did not get away until two o'clock in the afternoon of Tuesday, horses having to be sent by special train from Kingman. The posse consisted of Smith and Lovin of Kingman, Cade Selvy, A. & P special officer, and Lee Fairchild of Coconino county, with the Indian trailers. Smith and the Indians had trailed the bandit to the Pine Springs road in the morning on foot and the trail was taken up at the point left off About twenty miles north of the starting point they observed a horseman coming toward them from the north. They were not long left in doubt as to who he was as the horseman commenced to shoot at long range. The chase for ten miles was an exciting one The out law was mounted on a fleet animal and he would ride well ahead and then wheel his horse around and deliberately aim at his pursuers. The bullets sang a mel ancholy tune as they sped by the little posse, but bullets were showered with lavish hand by the pursuers and as nighl came on they passed Thompson's cabin, on up a rocky gulch and into the timber Here the robber found himself in a trap and abandoning his horse disappeared in the tangled forest. The posse captured the horse and returned to Thompson's cabin, where they remained lor the night. Here they found a miscellaneous assortment of plunder, stolen from neigh boring ranches. Among the other things they found a pair of pants belonging to the suit worn by the dead robber and on the box in which they lay was the name of a Mr. Ayres. The posse, having no feed for their horses, returned to Peach Springs. The dead robber could not be identified, but. Mr. Ayres claimed the coat and vest worn by the robber had been stolen from his cabin at Pine Springs a month ago and that Charles Creighton had been seen in Peach Springs wearing them. Thursday another posse left Peach Springs well mounted, armed and pro visioned to spend considerable time on the trail of the robbers. Sheriff Potts, with deputies Cohenour and Hanis, left the Springs in the evening to take up the trail anew. They will stay to a finish The country where tne holdup occur red is a wild and pictnreFqne region and to the north a man could lose himself in the labyrinthine windings of the Grand and Diamond canyons. Snow covers the ground along the ridges of the mountain and clo0'1 to the valley the ground is soft and blushy A ten mile run through the snow and sdush is worse on man and horse 'han a fif'y mile ride over an ordinary countrv rnrl Th snow is fast disappearing but the nights are cold and frosty. The officers are not find ng the jab a picnic. A drummer relate. a story of the panic into which the passengers were thrown by the holdup They were nearly all eastern people and they had read of the wild and wooly outlaws of Arizona and they feared the worst. Momentarily they expected to bn lined tip alongside of the tain with pistols the size of voting canons leveled at their heads, while a fierce looking outlaw searched their per sons tor loose change and jewelry. One lady moaned, "When-! Oh where, will I hide my diamonds." A gentleman acjoss the isle from her suggested that, if she hid them in her bosom the usual Arizona highwayman was too gentleman ly to make a st-arch for them in that par ticular phce. She made several inef feciual attempts to unbutton her dress and then implored the gentleman to come to her assistance, which he gallantly did. Arizona Sampling Works. The following ore lots were received at the above works this week. Joe A. Carrow, small lot, Cedar. Noah Morgan, small lot, Minnesota district. J. W. Gerritt, ten tons Oro Plata. Clack & Davis, seventeen ton, Oro Plata. W. A. McFarland, two tons, Vander bilt. Hawley & Bean, two lots, Lorena Flat F. Holcomb, two tons, Needles. George Miller, one lot, San Francisco district. J. W Gerritt, three tons, Diamond Joe. J Hoffman, two lots, Garfield. Edna Steen, one lot, Cedar. Marines, Ellibee and Raul, one lot. Chemehuevis mountain gaddis gerrg Received first of the week a beauti ful line of hats, all new stylos. Call and see the new styles. KINGMAN HOUSE, Mrs. J. K. Mackenzie, Prop. EST Furnished "House in xwgmbn i House Newly Re- furnished Throuah- out. Quiet Place to Sleep. Rales Reasonable Front Street, near Second MUKDEROTJS INDIAN Stearns and Dovis Shot to Death MOUSE'S HORRIBLE GRIME Enticed from Camp and Ruth lessly Slaughtered, The bodies of the two prospectors, Munn Davis and J. S. Steams, who were reported as probably murdered by an Indian called Little Mouse, ten miles below Rioville, have been found. Geo W. Beermaker and ex-sheriff J. H. Bow man, of San Bernardino, arrived in Rio ville with this inlormation last Wednes day. The men were found in the hills a few miles from the river with bullet holes in their heads. The bodies will be taken to Kingman and shipped to San Diego, if not too badly decomposed. The In dian who committed this foul crime worked in White Hills until the 25th of January. At that time he got drunk, stole a horse from a white man and a gun from an Indian and left with the in tention of killing the first white man he met. The Indians were afraid of him and reported the matter to the whites, but nothing was done about it. The Indian crossed the Colorado river at the mu h of the Vegas Wasp, but his horse was caught in the quicksand and finding he could not get him out he shot the poor animal dead. Going up the river to a point opposite the e.unp of Davis and S:earn8 he hailed Major Greenwalt and was taken to the Arizona side. He re tuaiued in camp over night and in Che mornii.g told Davits and Stearns tha he could show them a ledge a (ew miles away, if they would go with him. They told Major Greenwalt to remain in camp and they would be back in four hours. They never returued. The Indian took them up in the hills and shot them both to deaih, then went to Bot.elli Ferry and stole a horse from Joe Perkins. As soon an the horse was uiisded two men took up the trail and followed it to the Vegas ranch. Tue Indian had Btopped at the ranch several days before and obtained food. The ranch people thought his ac tion fetrauge, us he had inquired for ihe Indian camps and being told that they were quue near he dashed off into the biush in an opposite direction. The two men returned from the chase of the thief by way of the Vegas Wash and from Mn jr Green vvalt learned of the dis appearance of Davis and Siearns. They went to the camp of Fiank Barnes, far ther up the river and told him of the af fair. Barnes went to Bonelli Ferry and 'wrote lrieuds of the parties in San Ber naidino and Mr. Bonelli coinrouuicaieu the same facts to the officers here. Barnes uent back with a posse and the search has been unabauing until the bodies were fouud tour days ago. The Indian murderer is described as a short stockily buiit Piute and his special distinction is a rather heavy black moustache. He is said to be crazy, but for his disease hanging is the only sure remedy. Munn Davis and James S Siearns went to the Colorado river about ten or twelve miles below Bonelli Ferrv last October to prospect a number of gravel claims in which thev and others were interested. Davis has a family in Nitional City, Cal ifornia, and Stearns has a mo her, nroiher and family in San Diego, bus; resided in Akron, Ohio. Tne whole country, where the murder was committed is terribly wrought up over the awful crime and cummary pun ishment will be meied out to the Indian, if caught WASHINGTON'S glRTBMY Feeling himself much compliment and thankful for the large and iheerful attendance at the open ing of his Hall, Col. Fay believes that an equally agreeable affair can be had on the 22d inst. to do honor to the memory of that great and bravest of of all men, George Washington. To that end the Hall is freely tendered to the people of Mohave county for that occasion. Is POWDER Absolutely Pure. Celebrated for its great leavening strength and healthtuluess. Assures the food against alum aud ah forms of adulteration common to the cheap brands. Royal Baking Powder Co., New York. No. 360 Application for a Patent. U. S.LA.ND OFFICE, j Prescott, Ariz . February 8, 1897. j Notice is hereby given that Wm. G. Blakely, atty in fact for the A k 4ud dan Antonio Min ing aud Milling Company, whose postoffice address is Kiugma i, Mohave county, Arizona, has this day filed his applica ion lor a patent for 3,000 linear feet of the Ark and San Antoue mines or vein, beariu" gold and siiver with surface ground 600 feet iu width, situated in Wallapai Miuiug District, county of Mohave, and Territory of Arizona, and designated by the field notes and official plat on file in this office as lot number 1214 in townsh p 23 N, range 18 W of Gila & Salt lover Base Meridian, said lot No. 1214 being described as follows, to-wit: ARK LODE. Beginning at cor. No 1, beiug a pine post 4 ft long, 4 ins square, scribed 1-1214, whence cor to see s 25-36-3U&31, 1' 23 N, between ranges 17 and 18 W, bears N 81 degs 31 min E, 293 ft. 'i hence S 9 degs 3 ) min W 600 ieet to c.irNo 2. Thence N 3J degs 30 mm V 1500 feet to cor. No. 3. Thence N 53 deg 30 min E 600 ft to cor No 4 Th. uce S 30 degs 30 min E 1500 ft to cor No 1, the place of beginning. SAN AN TONE LjDE. Begiuu ng at cor N 1, being a pine post 4 ft long, 4 ins square, scr bed 1 1214. whence cor to sees 2-VS6-30&3I, T 23 N, between lauges 17 andl8W.be is N 8. degs "8 min E-3245.40 ft. Thence a 5) degs HO mi W 60u ft to cor No. 2. Thence N 30 degs 30 min W 15C0 ft to cor No. 3. Thence N 59 degs 30 min E 600 feet .o cor No. 4 Theuee S 30 degs 30 min E 1500 it to cor No 1, the place of beginning. Magnetic variation 13 degs 09 min E, contain ing 31 633 acies. I'he location of this mine is recorded in the Reorder s office of Mohave county, Arizona, in the Books E aud M of Mines, pages 108 and 337 reaptctively The adjo niug claimant is on the East C. M. Gross, owner of the Hermosa claim, 1500 feet distant There are no aujoiuiug claims .ir claimants. Any aud all persons claiming adversely any portion of said Ark and San Atone mines or mrface ground, are required to file their ad verse claims with the Register of the Uniitd States Laud Office at Prescott, in the county oi Yavap i, during the sixty days' period of pub lication hereot, or they will be barred by the virtue to the pro visions of the statute. P. W. O'SULLIVAN, Register. It is herebr ordered, that the foregoing Notice of Application for patent be published for the period of .sixty days (ten consecutive Aveehs), in the Mohave County Miner, a weekly newspaper pub ished at Kingman, Ariz. P W O'SULLIVAN, Register. First insertion February 13, 1897. No. 35g. Application tor a, Patent. TJ S. LAND OFFICR, J PREScoTr, .riz.. Feb uary S, 1897. J Notice is he eby given that Wm G Blakely, atty iu fact for the Ark aud San Antonio Min ing and Milling Company, whose postoffice address is Kingman. Arizona, has this dsy filed his application fi r a patent for 1500 linear feet of the Esmeralda min or vein, bearing gold aud silver with surface ground 600 teet in width, situated in Wsliapai Miuiug District, County of Mohave, and Territory of Arizona, aud designated by the field notes and official plat nn file iu this office a- lot uumber 1215, iu t-iwn-hip 22 N, range 8 V of Gila & Salt River Base Me idiau, said lot No. 1215 being described as follows, t.i-wit: Beginning at cor No 1, a pine post 4 ft long, 4 ins squ re, set V t iu the ground, scribed 1-1215; whence cor to secV 1-12-6 and 7, T 22 N, between ranges 17 and 18 W, bears N 32 degs 55 mm E 3852.50 ft. Tnence d 36 degs 45 min W 600 ft to cor No 2 Thence S 53 dgs 15 min E 1500 ft to cor No 3. Thence N 36 degs 45 min E 600 ft to cor No 4 Thence N 53 degs 15 min W 1500 ft to cor No 1, the place of beginning. Magnetic variations 13 degs 05 min E, con taining 20.661 acres. The location of this mine is recorded in the Recorders office of Mohave County, Arizoti a, in the Book M of Mines, page 339. The adjoining claimant is J. Little owning the 'Montana" on the west 1000 feet distant, and on the i- ast the "Owl" 1200 ieet distant. Any and all persons claimin? adversely any portion of said Esmeralda mine or surface ground, are required to file their adverse claims with 'he Kegister of the United States Laud Office at Prescott, in the County of Yavapai, during the sixty days' period of pub lication hereof, or they will be barred by the virtue to the provis ons of the statute. P. W. O'SULLIVAN. ; Register It is hereby ordered, that the foregoing No tice of Application for patent be published for the period of sixty days (ten consecutive weeks), iu the Mohave County Miner, a weekly newspaper published at Kingman, Ariz. P. W. O'SULLIVAN, Register. First insertion February 13, 1897. Col Harlev Fay, Kean St. Charles and Findly McClellan went down to Drake yesterday morning to look at the new gold strike. Henry Lovin, owner with Col. Fay in the property, has gone to work and will push a shaft down into it as rapidlv as possible. Surface assays run from three to thirteen ounces gold to ho Inn STATE ORE P. S. BAILY, Prat JOS. MONHIu, Sec Established 1880. Sampling Works A general Oro Market. Largest Works in Colorado. Modern Mills and Machinery at Denver, Idaho Springs, and Black Hawk. ORE SOLD ON COMPETITIVE BIDS. Write for our reference book. Address STATE ORE SAMPLING CO., Gold Bullion bought. Denver, Colorado.