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R. N. MliYKH
Official Paperof San Juan County
Rates of HUMQHptlon!
' no 7 ear $?.U0 1 S z month 11.23
Tlin e montlm 75 cii U.
Enfml at tho pimtnfiRoo st r'armir.utnn tor '
traiiBriiiflsion through the raail ua i o'hb I
matter j
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1895.
Tho death of Frank M. Pixley will
naturally disturb tho Argonaut, as
without Pixlev the publication he
made famous loses its individuality.
Hib dtath has been followed by the
serious if not fatal illness of Mis Pix
ley. Durango Democrat.
J. G. Willett our well known fruit
grower, and president of the "Fruit
Growers Association" of Ban Juan
eouuty, N. M., left for Denver today,
authorized by the leading fruit grow
ers of this district to negotiate with
the railway company for a lower ex
press rate to Denver. On a former
occasion the rate was allowed al 130
for the express car load and this ui
abled us to sell our fruit at a moder
ate return. Probably this rate will be
lowered. Mr. Willett's mission will
include the interviewing of the prin
cipal fruit dealers with reference to,
the sale of our crops, and he will also j
attend to the matter of cold storage
for fruit. This mission is a most im-!
portant one and is entrusted to a gen
tleman of experience, both as a fruit;
producer and business man. We hope
that Mr. Willett's efforts will he at- j
tended with that fair measure of sue-
cess, beneficial to our county.
In the territorial supreme court this I
morning something of a sens ition was ,
developed when District Attorney J.
H. Crist presented a mass of papers, j
affidavits, etc., charging T. B. Catron :
and Jhas. A, Spicss with violation of
their duties as attornies and obliga
tions as officers of the court growing
out of their conduct of the case of the
territory against the Borrego g-ing,
assassins of X Sheriff Frank Chavez. I
Accompanying the statement made
by the district attorney, reviewing the
caso and reciting the allegat ons
charging these attorneys with attemp
ting to buy off and intimidate many '
witnesses on behalf of the territory at
the trial, are eight sets of papers '
marked "exhibits," running from A to
E, and t-howing the sworn statements
of Isaac Nowell, Dominga Apodaca, '
Luis Gonzales, Max Knodt, Mauricio !
Gonzales, Uosa Gonzales y Baca and
B. B. Baca, wherein these several wit- I
nesses make oath to the effect thiit
either Mr. Catron or Mr. Spiessorboth
of them undertook by sundry and va
rious methods to prevent thetn from
appearing and testifying against the
convicted assassins or to influence
their utterances prior to their appear
ing as such witnesses. The subject is
submitted to the court with a state
ment that, thuse matters have come to
the knowledge of the district attorney
while in the dlaoharae of his official
duties in prosecuting Ihe Borregoa,
"and believing tho acts of the said T.
B. Catron and iho said Chas, A. Spiesfl
as above set foith were not in accord
with their duties and obligations as
officers of th! , court, were destructive
of tho confidence of the people in the
integrity of the bar, and hence were
derogatory to the due administration
of justice, informant brings them to
tho attention of this honorable court
for such action as it may seem just
and proper in the premises." All the
papers in the case were not read in
open court, but were dirtcted to be
filed with the clerk, the court announ
cing that it would take the matter un
der consideration in due time Santa
Fe New Mexican.
The action taken in this matter by
Mr. Crist is in the performance of his
official du'y, We may go farther and
atot4 that it ia in the honorable dis
charge of a moral duty, a duty ariiug
not only from the exigencies of his
office, wnich place him i:: the ligiit of I
the assailant of wrong and illegality,
but also from the portion he occupies
asaoitiaeo. From either kCttltdpOinC
Im necessarily receives the support of ,
all men who ire embued with those
essential qualities of good citizenship
a reBpect for the law, and a desire
to secure the purificati jm of the coun
try from all crimes including atton pts
to interfere with tho course of juntice
by the subornation of perjury, or by
tampering with witnesses.
The heat of the day was intense.
The alkali water in the old lard tin had
more flavor about it than usual; as a
thirst quencher it was useles.. The
ooal oil bottle had come in contact
with the iron corner of the press and
the atmosphere was redolent with the
savory perfume of oil and putrid
The editor's eye wandered over his
surroundings. It surveyed the "Arm
strong" press. The man who worked
that prese when they got out the last
issue was in bed sick. The editor reo
ollected his strivings as he pulled the
the mighty lever; no wonder his friend
was prostrate. He rose from his chair
and walked toward the "Hell" box.
It was very full, that "Hell" box. The
cast off rubbish of feur years, of a long
line of editors, each in his turn also
cast off. He was the last. Intently
he gazed into the depths of that recep
tacle. He thought of the men who
had handled those broken types, those
worn out mail plates buried there like
their own hopes, and consigned, like
they probably were, to the Hell box of
"Well," he soliloquized, as he felt in
his pocket in the forlorn hope of find
ing a chew of tobacco, "this is f hurs
day. No chance of getting the paper
down now. The draft for $17.73 and
the patent sheet must go to the devil
together; and after all why should I
work from week, to week for nothing,
striving to boom a town, and please a
people who want the one doing for
nothing, and daily s'iow the impossi
bility of the other? Last week I made
up Bpace with three old ads, tho sa
loon keeper's, the quarryman's and
the nurseryman's one paid me in 40
rod, and the others in whitewash and
impossible plum trees. They com
bined, and wanted to know "if I in
tended ro start their d d ads again
and charge for 'em?" It's true I wtoto
those boom articles on the district.
They praised me for those, and then
wanted to pay nse in carrots and sour
milk. I wish I could have paid for
stamps to answer those letters from
Kansas from the men who wanted
hora s here. It would have been
something for the people just at tho
last. Asked the real estate agent for
a dollar. He muttered something
about not being a Vanderbllt and I've
not seen him since. He's got lots of
land, too. The next three I asked for
fifty cents each were land owners.
One said bis taxes were due and the
other said when they sold enough laud
they'd pay their subscription."
The heat increased. A hot wind
rattled the casements. The editor
drew forth a red load pencil and slow
ly wrote "17.73" on the sheet be
fore him. He laughed; something
uncanny in that laugh. "The last is
sue was last Friday ; a draft for ?17.73
in the bank and a bundle of paper ly
ing at the depot 70 miles away." He
laughed again, and once more the red
lead pencil was in requisition, this
time "17.73" was marked upon the
"Now, sir; if your price isn't too
high, I'll buy the land. 75 an aire
with water right, good price for bare
land a mile from town. Well, I'll take
it. Ten acres, pay a deposit? all right,
good paper that man here gets eut. The
copy ho sent us in Kansas brought me
down; must look him up; guess you
pay him well for getting out that pa
per; the way to bring paople in, and
boooa your town. I'll just step across
and see him."
The man who stood with the stran
ger, looked at him with a queer look;
that morning ho refused fifty cents to
the editor toward a draft; last issue,
too; he'd ko in now and pay him; he'd
even give him two dollars toward his
Together they went up to the door
of the paper office. It was shut. The
townsman opened it. A man stood in
the room faoing the wall. He had one
foot in the Hell box. In his left hand
he flourished a galley. In his right he
waved a red lead penoil. All over the
wall were figures in red lead: $17.73
17. 17.73 -73,17 71.37 And the ed
itor pointed to them in triumph as he
waved his galley and red lead pencil.
He laughed a devilish laugh as he
t lined again to write on that white
washed wail "7371--draft and la-t is
sue Friday."
The two spectator-i razed at each
other in horror. The face of the lo.:al
Und owner was whiteand he'd sold
that ten acres, too, through the paper
Issued two weeks ago by the editor
who still wrote or. the wall the amount
of the draft he couldn't meet, the
draft that would have, released that
patent sheet 'er the next issue of the
paper that had stopped the draft for
Special Correspondence.
Frcitland, Aug. 23. Of course
all were grieved at Mr. Brimhall's sad
accident, and everybody did all they
j could to alleviate his pain. Mr. Ken
I nedy rode one of his horses from
I Fruitland to Farmington, at least 16
I miies, in one hour. Dr. Roseuthal
i soon came. He immediately put Mr.
Brimhall under the influence of chloro
form an amputated the hand, taking
it off half way between tho wrist and
elbow. Messrs. F. Coolidge, English,
N. Webster, E. Cheney and Mrs. AH.
Stevens witnessed the operation. It
was thought best to not have Mrs.
Brimhall present, but she came a few
minutes after the operation hud been
performed. 8he wa? almost distracted
with grief. The blow was so sudden.
He had left her but a few hours before
in the prime of life and strerfgth now
she saw him maimed for life. How
ever she soon collected himselfand
stood forth a brave woman an angel
to comfort and bless. The first night
after the amputation, Mr. Brimhall
remained at Mr. English's where he
was hurt. They were unceasing in
their offorts to help him as all the
many friends were. Yesterday he
was moved in a carriage to his home.
He seemed to stand the ride well, Of
course he had considerable pain, but
with his temperate habits and good
constitution, we believe ho will pull
through all right.
A gentleman working here in the
mining interest, recently sent speci
mens of a "find" to Durango. The
assayer's returns show both gold and
silver. We may hear more about it in
the near future.
Geo. Lewis and Elom Cheney, new
comers and poor men, each lost a good
work horse this week. Horses are
cheap, yet when a man loses one of
the only two that he owns, he feels it
Mr Palmer's machine is rattling
away and he will soon have all the
farmers of this burg "threshed."
Crops are generally turning out well.
Southern Utes.
The commissioners for allotment
lands to the Southern Utes began
operations Saturday. Three hundred
and fifty-nine of the Mooche and Ca
pote tribes have expressed perference
I for allotment, and each Indian will ie-
ceive 160 acres. It Is expected the al
lotment will be completed by noveniber
1, 1895, when the unallotted lands will
be open to the public, with a chargo of
50 cents per acre upon filing and 75
cents an acre upon final proof,
j Allotments are being made in the
j Pine, Piedra, Florida, Sau Juan and
La Plata rivers. Judge Julius Schultze,
chairman of the allotment commission,
is a gentleman of fine legal ability, has
been a resident of Texas forty years,
is editor aud proprietor of the Texas
Vorwarts, one of the leading German
papers of the south. Meredith H. Kidd
is a resident of Wabash, Ind., and was
formerlyja member of the Dawes com
mission to treat with the five civilized
tribes. Commissioner and Agent Day
has been exonerated by the special in
vestigating committee from all recent
ly brought charges against his admin
istration as Indian agent.
Good News of Prosperity in tho West.
Omaha, Neb., August 16. Nebraska
is richer today than this time last year
by at least $39,000,000. At the most con
servative estimates three of its grain
crops are worth that figure, Two of
them have already been gathered and
the third is practically beyond danger.
Of oats 30,000,000 bushel are about
ready to be marketed. They are sell
ing in Nebraska at 15 cents per bushel,
so that the crop is worth to that state
$4,500,000. Of wheat 15,000,000 bushels
have been harvested. The wheat crop
at 50 cents per oushel is worth $6,500,
The corn crop is practically made.
It is past the reach of harm by hot
winds. Only severe frosts can now in
j ure it. There is now 80,000,000 bushels
insight. At 15 cents per bnshel this
would be worth $25,000,000. The people
of Nebraska count on receiving 25 cents
per bushel for it delivered at the
raiiwuy tiacks. There are many who
I think they are over-sanguine, and so
1 10 cents per bushel is taken from their
j estimate of its value. Should they be
correct the value of the state's corn
crop to the people of Nebraska would
; be 45,100,010, increasing the nggiv
; gate of the ttnoo crops named to $57.
i ouu.ooo.
Comrades, Attention,
A meeting of Lincoln Post, No. 13,
j Department of New Aiexico, will bo
held at the Fair grounds Farmingion
i Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the afternoon
I for transaction of regular business of
j the post. By order of
' C. H. McHenry, P. C.
I Walter Weston; Adjt.
Big Discount
For Cash
On - -
Dr?Boifc Boots art Sloes, Mi, Be,
For the Next 60 Days to Make Room for Spring Stock.
At Very Low ries.
Call and Be Convinced.
Williams & Cooper, Farmington, N. M.
Manufasturer of and Dealer in
an Juan Lime
F. M. Pierce, Agent'
The Hardware Dealer.
Sells Goods Cheaper than Anybody Else tbr Caul).
Took Two-thirds World's Kalr Premiums.
Moline Steel Plows
And Cultivators.
Durango, Colo.
Farmington, N. M:
incheter catin9
and Ammunition,
Best in the World.
Winchester Ave NwHwwi Cow.

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