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THE CLIFTON CLARION.
EONESPAY, AVOU.ST 17, 1887. IlwiisTtntlD it tbk PosT-ornrr. Curron A.T.. asSrco!d-('i.ss Matter. TO AIH'F.KTISF.IIS. Nine lino f.f nilid honpnfMl mpasarenipnt make one square, F C DAKK. Ailrtrtioinc Ai,-Mit. fi ui. Merchants KxchanRt. San Franriaro. CnL, lHonranthnrizf! apnt in tlint city, anil con tract for atlTcrtininr cnn He male with him. Thk Clarion is on file in his office. ft-CAldre all common icntinns anil make U romitiances payable to the Clarion Pub ichinit Compo.r.y. Z- TO CORRESPONDENTS. When rerenn.-U matters are the snbject of comma titration, a rigorons scrntiny will be made of their contents. Pimm el en fail name, write only on one side of your paper, and be brief. The Grant Powder Works at Berkley, California, were blown tip on the 11th instant. Three Chi namen were, killed. The White River t'tes of Color ado are on the worpnth. General Crook is in command of this de partment and will have a chance to retrieve some of his lost laurels According to the Silver City En terprise New Mexico finances are in such a condition that territorial warrants will not be worth over '25 cents on tha dollar after Sep tember 1st. Ik. C Lightbodv was re-elected Ulayor of El Paso at the election field last Tuesday. Mayor Light body has proved an efficient, honest and capable officer, and EI Paso is to be congratulated npon her appreciation of his services. The Live Stock Association at Prescott requested the Territorial Board of Equalization to assess stock in various counties of the Territory, except Cochise, Apache and Pima, at ?11 75 per head; in Cochise and Pima at 11, and Apache at $11 50. The Phenix Herald, in its last issue, proceeds to crawfish on the Prison Commission business. The Herald, in its 'expose of situations,' begins to resemble the Star a good deal, and as long as it persists in that course it will have to crawfish on a good many propositions. Frank O'Brien.a man well known in California and Arizona, was ex ecntea at uermosmo, .Mexico, on the Sth instant He received nine shots five in the chest, two in the shoulders, and one in the eye, with a finishing touch through the head by tho lieutenant in com mand. His crime was the brutal murder of a traveling companion about two years ago. A horrible railroad accident oc curred on the Peoria, Toledo and Western railroad near Piper City, a small station east of Chats worth, on the 11th instant About eighty people were killed and one hnn dred wounded. It is thought by the authorities that the catastrophe was the "work of an organized body of robbers. The train was precipi tated through a bridge over the Vermilion river. America seems to have secured a worthy competitor to race against the famous Scotch yacht Thistle. Tho name-of tho new yacht is the Volunteer, which has won various races in the East lately, beatin with ease the famous Puritan Priscella, Mayflower and other fast-sailing crafts. She is said to show remarkable speed, and Am erican yachtmen feel jnbilant over tho prospects of still keeping the American cup on this side of the water. l lie clarion is in receipt of a handsomely illustrated little pani phlet from the press of Hoof and Horn, Prescott It is entitled "Central Arizona For Homes, for Health, for Wealth." The author of the publication is Judge Wm. O. O'Neill, the talented editor of Hoof and Horn, who devotes his liest efforts to the exposition of the resources of that portion of the Territory designated by the title of his work. The Judge will send his little book of 130 pages to all applicants inclosing a two cent stamp. The northeastern portion of the Eastern States is Buffering fear fully from drouth. A dispatch dated Chicago, 12th instant, says that the telegraph wires crossing and ro-crossing the vast area of country that has been parching and blackening for lack of rain, have brought only news of despair. Messages received from all the different sections show the out look even worse than twenty-four hours before. Then there was word of a slight sprinkle at Des Moine.t, and fainhopes were en tertained of a few drops in places elsewhere. To-day's telegrams contain information that not a particle of raiu descended in all the immense stretch of territory. Added to this, the temperature throughout the drouth region is rising, and the expectation of plight 6bovcrs anywhers is grad ually being minced to a minimum. UELI) I f AUAIV Tho west-bound passenger train on the Southern Pacific was held np last Wednesday night nt about 9:45 at' the same place an llio one in April last. Latest particulars would indicate that the work was done by only two men. The rob bery was accomplished as follows As the train was taking the np grade through the cut near the Cienega a red light was noticed by the engineer, who knowing of the former "hold nn" unrmised that there was another gang on hand for the same purpose, but recog nizing the danger signals imme diately applied the full force of tho air brakes. The engine then ran across some torpedoes and not slackening its spede a fusilade was opened from the banks of the cut tlpon the engineer and fireman Soon after the engine ran on to a switch which bad been opened and left the track and ditched itself by turning ball over. Ixtn the en gineer and fireman jumped from it as soon as it turned, sustaining but slight injuries. As the train's speed slackened the robbprs fired several shots, two of which entered the express car and two the sleeper. Brakeman Zabriskie, not knowing the cause of the sudden stoppage of the train, stepped down from one of the cars, and as iu he did so a bullet whistled past his ears and he rapidly remounted again. The greatest consternation followed and several passengers who stuck their heads forth to see what was going on were ordered to take them in. Mr. Gratton, U. S. mail messenger, was then or dered down from his car. The robbers, after trying to persuade Wells Fargo's messenger to open the door of his express car and not succeeding, proceeded to blow it open. Gratton then was lifted through the hole made by the ex plosion and prevailed npon C. F. Smith, the messenger, who was in clined to hold his position by force, to come out As he aid so he was hit over the head by one of the mafked men with a revolver, who exclaimed: "Yon d d s n of a b h, yon won't play ns any more tricks by hiding the money in the stove." The robbers then proceed ed to rifle the car. Keeping two or three found in and about it with their hands above their heads. A. M. Gault, who is connected with the Wells Fargo Company, was in the express car with Smith, but thought it would be folly to try to make a fight with the robbers, who threatened to blow the car to at oms, lue robbers occupied ex actly one hour and ten minutes in their work. At lust account the robbers have not been captured. The trail was easily followed by Sheriff Shibell and party to a cave about twelve miles from the cienega, where was found a lot of eooking utensils and provisions. After leaving here the robbers went in a direction toward Pantano, but after following the trail some distance further the posse lost it through a heavy storm, which came np and com pletely obliterated all traces of their course. It is believed that the bandits will not be captured, and, as before, escape scot free. The amount secured by them is estimated at between $20,000 and $30,000. One thousand dollars in Mexican dollars was found on the bank above the scene of the rob bery, where it had been -dropped by the thieves, together with two linen dusters, which had been used as dummies, thus accounting for the report that the crime had been committed by four men. The St Johns Herald draws the following discouraging picture of the depredations of rustlers in Apache and Yavapai counties: From a reliable source we learn the followiug in regard to the band of outlaws that have infested the western portion of this and the eastern end of Yavapai county for so long a time. Instead of the warnings they have had through the Herald, having a tendency to check them in their depredations. it has apparently made them more 'defiant and bold in thoir lawless ness. One can scarcely believe that a set of men could commit so many and such atrocious crimes, and carry it on for so loug a time, with impunity; but such is un doubtedly the fact Andy Cooper, one of the boldest and most daring of these despera does, told one of the leading citi ceus of this connty to his face, that he had lain iu wait for him for two or three weeks, for no other pur pose tban to take his life. We sup press the gentleman's name from prudential motives. They go ipenly and in broad daylight, and drive off horses in Bight of their owners; go boldly to honest men and make overtures to them to join their gang promise them protection for their stock, and that they will steal their neighbors poor, and vventually drive theui out of tho country. They are at this time riding the monntain trails in squads of from three or four to eight or ten, and have be come snch a terror to the inhabi tants of the locality in which they have their haunts, that the re spectable and law-abiding people do their traveling altogether in the night, while those who have incur red the displeasure or ill-will of any of the gang, are compelled, through fear of their lives to live in the brush dare not go to their homes, except under cover of dark ness. There is scarcely a rancher in that portion of Apache and Yavapai that has not lost more or less stock, and undoubtedly this gang are the thieves. On this side of the Mogollons their headquarters are on Canyon Creek. (Jn the other side it is Pleasant Valley, at the ranch of the Graham boys. Our informant tells us that they have mado this place into a fortification, with port holes commanding every approach Inside it is a perfect arsenal, crowded with arms and ammuni tion, and well provisioned for f siege. The fort is nevor left un occupied there are always five or six men on duty, and in case of an attack these men are to hold the fort until reinforcements arrive. These aro facts, as told us by a man of undoubted integrity, and who is far from being an alarmist buch a state of anairs have ex isted on the frontier before. The people have borne it, until "for bearance ceased to be a virtue," and when that time arrived, have taken the law into their own hands and acted as lawyer, judge and jury; the sentence pronounced al ways being death. It is time, and fully time, for the people to do the same in this case, and we feel 6afe in predicting that the best citizens of both counties will uphold them in any measure they may adopt for the protection of their property and their lives. A Boston paper tells of the ter rible desecration of graves in that esthetic city. It seems that some time since an electric company be gan to dig a trench along Boyd shon 6treet for the purpose of laying their wires. As the work men ascended the hill they en countered tops of graves and vaults, which extend from the burial grounds on the common under the wall and into Boydshon street The roofs of the graves were broken into and their con tents thrown out on the side of the street, with the earth brick and stone. "Scattered all along the trench," says the paper, "may be seen leg, thigh and arm bones, ribs, portions of skulls and other parts of human skeletons. Some of these bones have been hung up on the fence of the common, where they are the subjects of scurrilous jests and are pointed out to the passer-by. The workmen have been selling skalls to whoever wishes to purchase." The attempt to boom Robert T. Lincoln as a Presidential candi date will not succeed. Mr. Lin coln is a worthy gentleman, and made a very fair Cabinet Secre tary. But no man will be nomi nated or elected to the Presidency of the United States simply be canso he is the son of his father. Mr. Lincoln did his duty in the Cabinet, but he made no such im pression upou the country as to prevent it from easily forgetting just what was his coarse in the Administration with which he served. Mr. John Gondolfoof Yuma, an experienced grape grower, states that grape cuttings -will produce the second year of plantiug, but grape slips, with roots attached, however small they may be, will bear an average crop the first year. This rapidity of growth and production we do not think can be eanalled, and certainly not surpassed, by any . land or clime outside of Arizona. "If country nowspaper propri etors were to publish the names of subscribers who take, read, enjoy and are gratified by, yet refuse to pay for their home paper, the rep utation of most communities for moral honesty would depreciate twenty per cent. In fact, no other business men are so universally robbed and swindled out of their labor and capital, as the newspa per publishers." New York Sun. The Clifton Clarion has easily convincted the Tucson Fallen Star and Phenix Herald, of lying about prison and other matters. Pres cott Courier. The city of Portsmouth, N. H.f has gone Democratic for the first time in many years. Fire losses for July in the Unit ed States and Canada foot up !?1 1,000,000. TERRITORIAL ITEMS. Tho Bank of Flagstaff has failed. The Phonix Advance states that carpenters are scarce in the valley. According to the Silver Belt Al. Sieber will soon bo around on crutches. The total value of property as sessed in Yavapai county is $5, 497,508 G5. Flagstaff is to have a six-days walking match. Flagstaff is as suming city airs. A dispatch from Globe says that a man has Leen arrested for sell ing whisky to Indians. The fruit crop in Salt River Valley will not, this season, come np to its usual standard. Dr. A. J. Chandler of Detroit, Michigan, has been appointed Ter ritorial Veterinary Surgeon. The Atlantic and Pacific rail road will build a handsome and commodious anion depot at Flag staff. Frank L. Gates of Globe has been appointed to a position as guard at the Territorial prison at Yuma. Col. C. E. Daily, formerly Re ceiver of the Tucson land office, has concluded to settle down in Los Angelee. A twelve-year-old bootblack named Frank Gabriel, from St Lonin, was run over and killed by a train at Wilcox on the 13th inst. Wells, Fargo & Co. have sent a special request to R. H. Paul, the former sheriff of Pima county, to take np the case of the recent train robbery. The Queen Company are to erect electric lights 6oon, in Bisbeo, to illuminate their works and build ings. The motive power at the smelter will be used. Notwithstanding that many maintain there is no hematite iron in Arizona, fine ledges exist'within forty-five miles of Tucson, and have no silica in them either. Star. George, son of Dick Gage, an old time' resident of Tombstone, was killed Wednesday morning, by falling from the fourth to the sixth level of the Emerald mine. His body was fearfully mangled in the fall of two hundred feet. Three men and three horses were recently killed in a fight at Tonto basin between cowboys from Hol brook, in the employ of the Aztec cattle company, and a party con cealed in a house belonging to the Tewksbury's. The former party wore the only sufferers. A correspondent writing to the Phenix Gazette, gives another side to the story of the killing of Marion Bagley recently. He says that Bagley was murdered, being too sick in bed to resist arrest. Bag ley's father, a highly respected citizen of the connty, will investi gate the murder thoroughly. A few days ago, while excavat ing adobe for brick out at Mr. Fickas' farm, about two miles west of town, two or three oil as were found, one containing the cremat ed remains of some ancient inhab itantwhile auother.which was very smooth outside and in, and quite thin, seeming of an extra finish, was discovered to have on its inner surface a neat white line drawn and baked in, together with some characters in white, which looked like ancient hieroglyphics. It may prove of value, and it is to be hoped the folks now near Tempe exploring may have their attention called to this specimen, as some additional clue may thus be had to the former inhabitants of this country. Phonix Gazette. LAY & BOON, Duncan, Arizona, General Merchandise XIXKR.S' SUPPLIES, Ranchmen's Supplies, Wine, Liquors nnd Cigars Uxy G-ood-S, Clotlxin.gr, BOOTS AND SHOES r.t.. Kir, Ktr. Kigtiol piRi' pan! for Farm I'lndur.. POtfBER Absolutely Pure. This powiler never varies. A marvel of pnrity. strength and wholesomeness. More economical tlmn the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in competition with the mul titude of low test, short weight ulum or phos phate powders. Hold okit is cans. Royal. Making Powder Co.. 1( Wall Ht.. N. Y. NOTICE! Sale of Bonds of Graham County, Arizona. In accordance with an ' Act to En able Any County to Fund its Out standing Indebtedness," passed by the 14th Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona, notice is here by given that on the 30th day of August, 1887, bids will be opened in my office at Solomonville, County of Graham Territory of Arizona, for the purchase ofalloranyof the following bonds of Graham County, Arizona, the riirht being reserved to reject any or all bids. The total issue of said bonds aggre gate Seventy-Two (372,000; Thousand Dollars, bearing interest at the rate of seven (7) per cent per annum, interest payable annually on the 15th day of January. Principal and interest pay able in gold coin or its equivalent in lawful money of the United States oither in New York, San Francisco or Solomonville at the option of the pur. chaser. Ten per cent of said bonds to bo paid in ten years from date of issue and ten per cent annually thereafter until all of said bonds are paid. Said bonds are consecutively num bered and bear the denomination of One Thousand ($1000) Dollars each and are issued to cover indebtedness prior to July 30, 1886. No bids will be entertained for the purchase of said bonds for less tban their par or face value. Done in accordance with an order entered on the minutes of the Board of Supervisors of Graham County, Arizona, July 15, 18S7. S. W. TOMEROY, County Treasurer. Fred M. Newell, Deputy. To Whom it May Concern : The following is a brief but accurate statement of the status of Graham County, Arizona Territory, on the 1st day of August , 1887. Assessed Valuation.... $ 2,004,992 27 Real "Value 4,000,000 00 Bonded Indebtedness. . 15,000 00 Floating Indebtedness prior to July 30, 1886 72,000 00 Floating Indebtedness subsequent July 30, 1886 23,438 23 ( . s ) S. W. FOMEROY, I SEAL I Countv Treasurer. ( , J Fred M. Sewell, Deputy. Subscribed and sworn to before me f , i "I this the 1st day of August, i SEAL, y 1887. ( , ' J Geo. H. 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