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THE COCONINO SUN
Big Application for Timber Purchase.
A petition was filed in tho United
States land offlco today from J. C.
Brown, C. E. Boyce and H. E. Howe,
under the act of March 3, 1891, and
February 12, 1893, aa defined and regu
lated by General Land Office circular
o( March 17, 1899, for the privilege of
purchasing and cutting timber from
4,080 acres of land in Coconino county.
Heretofore tho only way to secure the
timber from non-mineral lands of tho
territory haa been to take it up under
the homestead act or through tho pur
chase of isolated tracts. After perfect
ing title to tho land tho owner, of
course had' the privilege of selling or
otherwise disposing of the timber. In
either of these, ways this laDd has al
ways been valued at $2.50 per acre and
has been readily sold for that for the
timber alone. Tho estimated value of
the timber on the above tract applied
for is 94,880 or a little over $1 per acre.
Under these new regulations, before
the timber can be sold, or before per
mission can le given to cut tho same,
the application has to bo forwarded to
the commissioner of the general land
office who designates some official to
carefullly examine and appraise the
timber and other questions Involved.
If his report Is favorable, the sale will
be duly advertised, when bids w 111 be
received at a time and place desig
nated in the printed notice. If the
timber is sold payment must bo made
for it and all the timber cut and re
moved within onej year. Failure to
complete tho cutting of thu timber for
feits all remaining on tho land at the
expiration of the year, as well as the
forfeit of the purchase monej.
The abov6 application Is the first one
received at the Prescott land office, un
der these new regulations. The
amount of timber on he land, as esti
mated by the applicants, is 4,880,000
feet, the estimated value, as it stands
in the forest, being $1 per thousand.
The Silver City Enterprise In its
comments on "Broncho Bill," one of
the alleged Belen train robbers and
"Broncho BUI" has a general pres
tige throughout the territory as an all
round bad man. A few years ago he
committed a crime In tho Mogollon
camp and was sent to jail at Socorro to
await trial at the next term of tho dis
trict court. He escaped from jail and
was next seen In Deming, whore he
stood the officers off and escaped after
he had an hour's fusllode, He wo
next heard of with the "Black Jack"
gang and then afterward, when the
cowboys now in jaif'in this city wcro
arrested for holding the train at Stein's
pass, he organized a band to come here
and liberate them. He came up from
the south with this band crossing the
railroad iwtween Separand Lordsburg.
The officials here were notified and had
warm uolcome uwaiting the gang.
They scented tho danger and shied off
into tho Burro mountains, going thenco
via tho Frisco and Eagle creek to Blaqk
river. "Broncho Bill" has just made
his latest, bow to the public In the hold
up at Balen and with his pal has
sought safety In haunts at Black river.
Ho Is stealing somo of Black Jack's
prestige as the boss band It of the south
west and If an Intense rivalry for the
reputation of tho worst "bad man"
could bo promoted, between these two
rutttens, they might bu luduced to kill
each other off."
Tho National Educational Meeting
will bo hold in Washington, D.C., July
7 to 12, inclusive rates for round trip
$91.7.'). Date of sale June 29. and 30
and July I. Final limit Septemlwr 15.
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