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TIIE COCOXIXO SUX.
23 Robbed in Midday. Today chronicles a robbery In Pres cott thnt for boldness and daring excels anything in that line thnt has occurred hero for many a day. At 1:05 o'clock p. m., the time of day when the greatest number of people aro on the streets, William Marks was held up at the entrance of the land ofllce by two men and robbed of $285. He had Just come from the Bank of Ari zona, where he had drawn that amount, passed the entrance and started up stairs, when someone from behind him called out. ''Say, I want to see you Just a moment." Mr. Marks, thinking it was someone on business, turned . around and started down stairs, w lien he was confronted with a revolver and the demand : " I w ant that money " He was too surprised to speak, and handed over the amount he had Just drawn, then turned about and rushed V,J up stairs in compliance with the de- nianus ot me uamius. Mr. Murks met Fred Trltle, register of the land olllce, and told him what had htppened. They both proceeded at once down the bick stairs and around to Gurley street, to see if the robbers were anywhere in sight, but they hid gone, presumably up street in a south erly direction. Within five minutes after the robbery the sheriffs olllce was notified, and Deputy fcherllls Nelson and Munds started with bloodhounds in an effort to trail the robbeis. A Journal-Miner reporter found Mr. Marks at the land olllce shortly after the hold-up, and he described the men us follows: They were both unmasked, the fellow who dcminded the money being above the average height, and would weigh perhaps 170 pounds and wore no wills kers beyond a w eek's grow th of beard. Ho had on blue over ills, a faded brown sack coat and a slouch hat. His confed erate was of slighter build, wore a faded brown suit, black slouch hat and a beard like that of his pal. Mr. Marks said they looked like tramps or tough characters. As we go to press Deputies Nelson and Munds have returned to the sher iffs olllce without a clew to the -whereabouts of the robbers Prescott Journal-Miner. A Sheep King. James A. May, a sheep king of Ari zona, with headquarters at Flagstaff, is at the Brown hotel, In company with his bride, to whom he was united at the old home of Mr. May in South Carolina. Mr. May is a man of distinguished nppcaranee, and after amassing a for tune is thinking seriously of retiring from active work on the range and con fining his In cstments to mines. Twenty years ago he was a resident of Denver. He was connected with one of the local railway offices, but was swept to r.ead vllle by the carbonate excitement, finally winding up as a contractor of the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific.after which he drifted Into sheep raising. "I am of the opinion," said he yester day, '-that the sheep industry will never be what it has been on the ranges of the west. In Arizona, per haps the best sheep country of the con tinent, although our wool parries more grease and Is of not so fine a quality as wool raised farther north, the sheep thletes are a menace to the business. Losses from thieving are enormous. The only remedy will be in hanging. I am in favor of summary punishment to oflenders, and we will never be clear of thieves until some of the leaders have their necUs stretched. Sheep raising Is h ird work, and as a man grows old he begins to look around for something that will bring in quieker returns. My partner will look after the sheep, and I will cast about for something in the shape of a gold or copper mine." Den er Sens, y