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THE EAULE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1894.
RUSHING WATERS. A Cloud Burst Deluges Gold Hill With Water. Two HurroH Drowned hikI Home 1'roperty l)i'Mlrov'l hut no Human Liven I.oHt. confined almost entirely to the basin. There was almost no rain over the di vide on the Silver City road. There was quite a heavy rain in the canyon where the Standard Company's mill in situated. The oldest inhabitant does not remein lier an occurrance like unto this. The Lilieral of last Friday says that last week Thursday afternoon about four o'clock it began to rain at Gold Hill. In a little while it became quite dark, a cloud coming down to the earth. Suddenly the cloud burst and the basin was deluged with water. As an eye witness expressed it, it seemed as though two feet of water fell at one dash. The water swept down the basin, following the washes and often overspreading them. At llragaw's store the water was be tween two and three feet deep, making Mr. Bragaw think for a time he was doing business in Silver City. J. P. Kainbolt was living in the building for merly used by Frank Kennerston for a saloon ; the water washed by there in a great Hood, but the big rock just alwve the house divided the water and kept the 'orce of the flood from striking the lnuse. The addition at the rear of the house was washed away together rtth the contents. Mr. Rainbolt found pieces of his cook stove scattered all down the canyon. Over in the west part of the basin the flood caught 1'. 15. SniithV wagon, har ness, some lumber, mining tools and cooking outfit and washed them down the valley. He was able to find very little of the material washed away; an ax was found that had been washed some three hundred yards. The well was filled up with silt and will have to lie dug over again. The well owned by the Standard Mining Co. ia in the mimic condition, and men are at work on it. Luckily the foundations of the windmill were secure and it was not washed away. The only lives lost were those of a coup le of burros. Luckily no one was in the canyon leading to Lordshurg when the Hood took place or there probably would have been a fatal accident. At the mouth of the gorge the water was mine than twenty feet deep. Further up the canyon the indications are that the water was more than fifteen feet on the road, judging by the driftwood on the side of the canyon. From the time the water began to run through the streets of the town till it reached its highest mark was not more than ten minutes. In ten minutes more it liegan to recede, ami in a half an hour it had all gone down the canyon. The water came out of the canyon in a great river and spread out so that it was visible from Lordshurg. The heavy rain was Baylor Shannon of liear Creek is a candidate for the nomination as sheriff on the democratic ticket. Mr. Shannon is one of our present very efficient lioard of countv commissioners. When the new law was passed regulating the fees of the sheriff it was claimed by many patriots that a man could not afford to lie sheriff, there were not wages in the office. Mr. Shannon was in a position to know considerable about the office and made a study of it. He came to the conclusion that if the office was properly run that it would pay the man for the work, and that if a good man secured the office a great deal of money could lie saved the county, so he concluded to In come a candidate for the office. If a democrat has got to hold the office there is no one the Liberal would rather see in it than Mr. Shannon. Wesiern Lilieral. The Raton strikers, Bland, Walters, Hallowell and Uunyan who were sen tenced to imprisonment by Judge Seeds for contempt of court in July were re leased last Friday. Bland was sen tenced to prison for 60 days and the others were sentenced for 50 days. They had served 40 days when the governor ordered their release. The troops which went from Fort Bayard to the northern part of the terri tory during the railroad strike in July have returned. They were absent alxmt six weeks. Bead this issue of Tim Kahi.k carefully and send in your subscription liefore you forget it. Hold at Sheriffs Sale. Last Saturday morning at 11 o'clock Sheriff Laird sold, under execution, the following pieces of real estate to satisfy a judgment obtained by E. ,L. Foster, receiver of the First National Bank of this city, against Perry B. Lady: One half of the west 24 feet of loU 1, 8, Sand 7 in blocWljFrazer's survey ,being the premises now occupied by the South west Sentinel printing office; lot 6, in block 91, Fra.er's survey, being the store occupied by J. J. Kelly; lots 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, ' 14, and lti, in block 6, Black's Addition, lieing the residence occupied by J. II. Mudge; lots 9, 10, 11, 12, IH, and 14, in block II, Black's addi tion, being the residence occupied by J. J. Kelly ; lots 11, 12, i:i,'l4, 1.'), ami 16, in block 9, Black's addition, lieing the residence occupied by C. AV. Marriott, and lots 9, 10, 11, 12, 1Ü, 14, 15, and Hi, in block 7, Black's addition, lieing the homestead occupied by Mr. Lady. As the sheriff offered the property for sale several notices of encumbrances on the various pieces of property were given. None of the property was un encumbered, and lot 6 in block 91 was encumbered to the full appraised value. There was but one bidder for any of the property except the lots in block 71. For these Allan H. Macdonald bid $100 and E. L. Foster, receiver, bid $340. All of the property was sold to E. L. Foster, receiver. The lots in block 7 Black's addition were sold for $668; those in block 9 for $70; those in block 11, Black's addition, sold for $200; the eight lots in block 6, Black's addi tion were knocked down at $100, while lot 6, in block 91, brought only $5. The bids were all just over two-thirds of the appraised value, less the encumbrance. 0 rl0 If You Want to go to the Get on Mogollons Murphey'sPassenger,Expressand Mail Line. Stage Leaves Silver City it 8 a. m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for Mogollón and intermediate points. All passenger. and express must go to Wells office from which place the stage starts. Fargo & (Vs. express W. M. Murphey.