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The Coconino sun. [microfilm reel] (Flagstaff, Ariz.) 1898-197?, December 31, 1898, Image 4

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Grading Up Meiican Sheep Profitable in
Starting with a iour grade of Mex
ican sheep, sheep men in northern und
central Arizona, by imported Merino,
Southdown und Cotswold strains, huvu
graded iip the poor quality of Arizona
sheep to u very fair average on till
ranges and very good strains on many
of the ranges, and well-hred sheep on
tome. The climatic conditions are us
good in Arizona for sheep us other
stock. Thu alfalfa of central Arizona
is a tine food for them, us also the pine
grass of northern Arizona. Hereto
fore all attention has Iksoii paid to cat
tle, hut sheep are now receiving their
share. The industry Is confined most
ly to the higher altitudes. It is very
seldom in thu past that whole hands
have been frozen up in Arizona in a
night as in the northern states, because
in driving them short distances, by
easy stigcs warmer localities in lower
valleys can be found In which food can
be obtained equally as well. Sheep in
Arizona ure going to be profitable If
the rains continue with the same fre
quency the coming joar as in the past,
pi-xlucltig the sumu generous pastur
age. Stockman.
A Big Mining Deal.
Fourteen claims udj.icunt to the
great copper mine of W. A. Clark, In
Arizona, huvu passed into tho hands of
eastern capitalists. Franklin Farroll,
of Ansonia, Conn., and L. J. Guelich
und W. II. Coo of New York city, are
thu principal syndicate of purchasers.
G. W. Hull, of Arizona, was the
principal owner of the properties sold.
Ho was represented by James Shirley,
a mining engineer of 1'rescott. Tho
property Is located in Jerome, Yavapai
county, Arizona, und is known us the
United Verde extension. Clark's
property, the United Verde, Is regard
ed as one of the greatest copper mines
In the world us it pays its owner 20J,
0J0 monthly. The property trunsfered
is ulwut the same extent, und is suld to
carry copper ore of the same value. It
Is the Intention of thu purchasers to con
vert the oru into crude copper ut the
mine and ship the product to copper
rutining establishments at Bridgeport
and Ansouia, Conn.
Hard on Sheep.
Hurry Scorsu of Holbrook was driv
ing his sheep out of thu Mogollon
mountulns into tho Verde valley when
tho big storm of u week ago came up,
and hud ono of his feet Imdlyfrozen tho
tirstduy und suffered it great dual from
the expoMiru he was subjected to. He
lost u number of sheep during tho
storm. Julius Wutzler'a sheep were
turned looe when tho storm cume up
us they were overtaken at u most uu
favorublu place in tho mountains.
Thu sheen huvu mIiich liim intli. .,.!
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up und thu loss wus eorioidcrublo from
starvation. Hugh Cuuipbell, who has a
number of bands on tho way to tho
valley, is feeding his sheep hay, and
his loss will bo slight. If i he weather
remains warm thu feed will start on
the deert and ranges early und it will
be the bust in many jeurs. H. C. Yuu
gersa.xs, I expect to hear from my
sheep tomorrow in regard to their
movements. There was no loss In my
bunds during the storm und tho snow
in tho Verde valley has melted und tho
sheep ui e llnding plenty of food. Phoe
nix Republican.
This weather calls for legging nnd
overshoes. Wo have them to lit the
misses und thu largest men, ut tho Cash
Funston fortlrst-cluss job printing.
U3 ' JX! iff , 1 .-

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