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Till: COCONINO HUN.
Si. Patrick's Day Cektration.
The St. Patrick' day celebiation by
Company I on Thurbdayevenlng was a
decided success, so nay many who at
tended. Tho exercises were opened by
an address by Chairman D. .1. Brannen.
Thomas Devine furnished an enjojablc
Irish song, which of course won ai
pluifnii from all who wore the green
and everybody else. Miss Ward gave
an interesting recitation, after which
M. .1. Itiordun addressed the audience
on the appropriato subject of the day.
AtxHit thirtj-flvo members of Company
I participated in the calisthenics exer
cise. The work of the company In these
exerciHen was highly praised. A silent
manual drill was then given by Ser
geant E. A. Baker, Corixruls Bunch,
Anderson, HoehderfTer and Beal, Pri
vates Jones, Nagle and Scarf and Cap
tain Hochdcrtler. Tho squad marched
to their places to music by Buglers
Jones and Hall. The musicians then
retired ttehind the squad and plajed a
wait!, to the graceful measures of
which the evolutions of the drill were
accorded. All who desired to partiei
ato then enjoyed the dance far Into
ARIZONA STOCK RANGES.
.Eight carloads of cattle went out of
Tempo Friday for California points..
The Wabash Cattle company has
commenced the ttpring work. The out
fit commanded by Tom Tucker, is now
camped iduwn at the Meidons. St.
Lostrtoeelr ET'H. Hooker closed aeon
tract with Marion Bros, for their en
tire herd of cattle in, this valley and on
the Halwcoraarl at $18 around. The
estlmated.nuinlwr isl,200 head. Tuc
son Citizen. t ,
Nearly all the cattle in the Aravaipa
country have changed hands. The pur
chasers .are Clay, Robinson It Co., of
Denver. The sale was made through
the agent of the company, Mr. A. E.,
Derecgles, and tho price paid was $20
per head. The sale is the largest made,
to one man in the past several years.
The New Mexico Sanitary commis
sion is altout to adopt stringent'meas
ures to detect cattle thieves. There
arc over ."too head of stolen cattle In
San Juan county alone, most of the eat
tlu having been stolen in Arizona and
driven across the line.
Sheep are fast taking the place of
cattle on the ranges In the extreme
north part of the Territory. Where
once the thousand hills were dotted
with varigated Iwviues, now the docile
wool-bearers graze in immense flocks.
Stockmen have come, to the realization
that the conditions which prevail in
that region are much better adapted to
sheep raising than cattle raising. St,
Messrs. W. A. Fiege and T. C, Will
lums were down from Summit ranch
Friday completing a deal by which Mr.
Williams transferred back to Mr. Flege
his half Interest in his brand of cattle.
Later in the day Mr. Fiege sold the
herd to Mr. J. G. Hall, of Hall & Dendy,
Hutchimon, Kos., for $20 per head.
Thlsis the best price jet paid in this
section for stozk cattle, so far as we
have learned. Citizen.
"The price of cattle in this valley
has never been better," said Secretary;
Woolf, of the Arizona Live Stock Asso
ciation, this morning. "Cows are now
being held at :.i", although none have
lorin sold at that jet, but will bo before'
the price declines. Steers are quoted
at $3.75, und hard to get at that price,"
If the ranges are botterc-d by the re
cent mounwln rains the price will even
creep higher, 'is stockmen will have a
tendency to hold on for tho top notch,
whereas a drought and a scarcity of
feed will cause thein to ell. Herald,