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He Visits Old Haunts and Steals Horses
Near Tombstone.
(From the Tombstone Prosueotor.
A sensation was created in Tomb
stone today when it became known
tbat this section had been visited by a
no less distinguished personage than
Burt Alvord, the much wanted ex-con-stable,
train-robber and jail-breaker.
According to reliable official inform
ation received by the Prospector Alvord
and a Yaqui Indian were at the Warren '
ranch in Sulphur Spring Valley near
Pearee on Sunday. This ranch is the
one formerly owned by Alvord. The
only occupant of the ranch at the time
of the visitation of the outlaw was
Frank Swink, Alvord demanded sup
per saying he was hungry and he and
the Yaqui enjoyed a hearty meal. A
little later the two left, warn
ing Swink not to leave the place or di
vulge their whereabouts. The two re
turned the next evening and after eat
ing another supper, prepared to remain
all night, Alvord meanwhile chattiug
about his experiences and how he
vaded the officers.
Alvord and his companion were to
leave that night hence retired early
And at a late hour the two left the
house. Swink was told to remain in
the bouse and presuminz the two visi
tors might still be in the neighborhood
he obeyed orders. On the morning
Swink discovered that the men who
bad been the recipients of bis hospi
tality showed their ingratitude by tak
ing five horses from the ranch two of
the horses being fine animals belong
ing to Swink. The latter mourns the
loss of his two pet horses to such a
degree be vowed vengeance against the
outlaw and hastened to Pearee, gave
the news and joined a posse to follow
the trail. Sheriff Del Lewis immedi
ately arranged for a scouring of the
country and with a posse headed by
himself started from Tomstone with
out delay.
The Sheriff and posse arrived in
Tombstone last night, took a brief rest
and were again on the trail early this
morning. .The trail was plainly fol
lowed, the tracks leading direct across
the country from the Dragoons and pas
itig just below Tombstone near the
hospital where the tracks are plainly
disceroable. The Sheriff was obligedto
remain here on important official busi
ness, but joins the party later, if neces
sary, while the rest of the posse includ
ing Swink, pressed forward. Deputy
Porter McDonald is also out heading
another posse and it is hoped Alvord
will be headed off before he crosses
the border.
The objeet of Alvord's visit is believ
ed to secure the buried spoils of the
holdup near his former ranch, which
was the rendezvou, of the band at that
time. It has always been suspected
that considerable of the holdup money
was buried here by Alvord and his
visit there at this lime lends color to
the theory.
not exactly tbat way. lbe marriage
statistics are raised through an influx
of Californians, seeking to evade the
stringency of the California re-marriage
relations. Apache county's ap
parent felicity in the marriage rela
tion needs a little explanation. There
was no district court in that eouotv
uring 1900. Two divorce cases re
main on the docket untried. In Yava
pai it will be observed that about one
couple out of three have found mar-
riage a lailure. I lie general average
lacks a little of 15 per cent of divorces
to the number wedded.
R. G. Dun & Co's Monthly Review of Trade
Conditions for February In Southern
Build the Reservoirs.
In his last annual report the Secre
tary of the Interior, referring to the
rid lands of the West ssys :
"That this vast acreage, capable of
sustaining and comfortably support-
ng, under a proper system of irriga
tion, a population of at least 50,000,000
people, should remain practically a
desert, is not in harmony with the pro
gress of the age or in keeping with the
possibilities of the future." The fed
eral government should devote a por
tion of its annual river and harbor ap
propriation to the building of the great
storage reservoirs, the surveys for
which have been made by the Geologi
cal Survey.
Storage Reservoirs Prosperity.
"Colorado should be the greatest
agricultural state in the West. In its
sandy plains and valleys there is as
much gold as in its mountains. The
only difference is in the process of get
ting it out. i or the one the plow and
the harvester are used. For the other
the pick and drill are necessary. Colo
rado needs more farmers. A thickly
settled agricultural region builds np
cities. It makes a prosperous state."
Denver "Times."
And this possibility of upbuilding
and development through agriculture
will apply to all the great arid west as
soon as its land shall have been re
claimed and made productive through
the construction of great storage reser
voirs and the conservation of the vast
volumes of water which now flow use
lessly to the sea.
On to El Paso.
tFrom the Tombstone Prospector.
The new railroad beaded from Bis-
bee to El Paso has already been grad
ed some 75 to 78 miles in the direction
of El Paso. The junction of the new
road with the Nacosari branch, will be
near the new town of Douglas. One
survey from Douglas leads through
Antelope Pass thence in a direct line
to El Paso, the entire distance be
ing some 215 miles. Thus farthegrad
ing has been followed on this survey.
through San Simon valley and the
farthermost grading camp is already
ia the Animas valley, io New Mexico,
bout 75 miles from Douglas. Just
tvbere the line will continue is a mat
ter of conjecture as the railroad off!
cials are reticent on the subject. Hon'
ever, grading work is being pnshed
ahead and from all appearances El
Paso will be the outlet for the line,
The opening of this road will mean
much for Arizona and the country
through which it will traverse. There
is ample financial backing behind the
undertaking and the officials are say
ing nothing and crowding work.
Business throughout the country
continues good. Bank clearings and
railway earnings, which are good meas
ures of trade volume, indicate quite a
gain in business over last year. Wool
transactions are heavier, but- prices
tend lower. A revival in export trade
in cotton isnoted. Thereis.no diminu
tion in movement of iron and steel, snd
all markets report higher prices.
In nnr ImmpriintA district Interest
concentrates on orange crop. Un- j
seasonably warm weather that has j Tucson Citizen.
forced picking to last possible degree
and shortage in cars to move fruit has
made a situation that threatens seri"
ous loss to the grower. The bulk of
orange crop is navels, which must be
marketed by last of - March. Half the
crop has not yet gone forward. Pack
ing houses are full of oranges ready
for shipment, with practically no cars
to meet the demand.
Celery shipping is about over. The
output from the peat-lands reached
1,500 carloads.
Beet crop is pressing more rapidly
than at any former season. More than
5,000 acres are already in at Oxnard.
About 15,000 acres will be planted in
this vicinity, 2,000 acre have been
planted for Alamitos factory and many
more acres are being put in. It is prob
able that this factory will this season
have a run of from four to Bix months
For the first time in four years South
ern California beemen look for Urge
garnering oi coney product. Only a
few late rains are needed to make a
record breaking crop. The market is
a lmost bare of old booey
Condition of deciduous fruits and
berries are promising and new canner
ies are being built in this section. It
is expected no less than nine canneries
will be in operation this season by
June 1st.
Beans are quiet, prices stiff. Dried
fruit and nuts are dull, holders gener
ally w illing to shade prices.
The growers are beginning to agl
tale the question of how the unusually
large crops looked for this year in
Southern California can be handled.
Lat year, with practically no grain
crop, light yields of beans and decidu
ous fruits, there was a shortage of
helpers. The demand for labor will
be unquestionably very great this
year, and unless there is a decided in
crease in number of workers over last
year great loss will result
Locally business is generally good,
money active, interest rates easy, 4)
to 7 per cent net on good security.
Clearances for month just passsed
show increase 30 per cent over Febru
ary of last year. Real estate brok ers
report continued activity in sales of
city and country properties. One lead'
ing firm reporting ci,ty sales since Jan
uary 1st amounting to nearly $500,000,
Failures for February, seven ; liabil
ities fZ7,WO; asessts f 7,000; against
ishing settlement there, and the men twelve lor same month last year with
engaged in farming and stock raising liabilities of $80,000, and asset3 $50,000
in the Little Colorado valley under a
crude water storage system. They pro- Dr. CI ay pool's irrigation bill is based
poee the construction of a new dam, oh the foundation that canal companies
which will bacii the water for miles, j must deliver the goods sold. I tho
i Honolulu Republican, to all of whom
he took special letters of introduction.
Mr. Zabriskie is very much pleased
with Honolulu. He spoke in glowing
terms of the beautiful scenery, ex
quisite gardens and the luxuriant foli
age which meet the eye on every hand.
Ue makes special mention of the kind
ness and hospitality of the people,
which is ODe of the distinguishing
features of Hawaiian experience. Mr.
Zabriskie says that after the adjourn-
journment of Judge Humphrey's court
two weeks hence the judge will take a
trip to California and will also visit
Prescott, Phoenix and Tucson. The
judge formerly resided in Piioenix.-
From the Washington "Star."l
"Do you think republics are un
grateful?" asked the statesman.
No, sir," answered the profession.
al politic! m. "If you know how to
work it, you can coax as much salary
and incidental profit out of a republic
as you can out of any form of govern
ment I know of. As a matter of fact,
a republic ia one of the easiest institu
tions on earth."
A new Mormon colonization scheme,
which has been brewiug for several
years, will be carried out shortly
Utah ice aigrauts, who settled in north
eastern Arizona severel years ago are
blazing the way for another heavy im
migration from that state, to follow
the completion of a project for reclaim'
ing many thousand acres of land along
the Little Colorado river near St. Johns,
A. T. There is now a large and flour-
A machine has been invented, and is
now being tested in the Missouri lead
district, for sioking shafts. It is sim
ply an enormous core drill, capable of
cutting out a hole four to twelve feet
n diameter or larger if desired and
the inventor claims that speed may be
attained with it in boring as great as
that of ordinary air percussion drills,
less of course the time required to blast,
and remove the broken rock. The ma
chine being tried weighs forty tons.
It is only aquestien of time before suc
cess will be reached in this line, and
also in tunnel boriog, by the same
method. 'Mining Reporter.
"We are not muea of a sport," says
a Kansas editor, "but when we meet a
cinch in the road, we recognize it.
We made the following bargain with
a friend yesterday. We were to stand
at a given point half an hour and
watch the ladies who passed. For
every lady who reached back to see if
her skirt was gaping or to tuck it
under her belt, we were to receive a
nickel, and for every one who failed
to do so in walking a block we were
to give him a dime. We got sixty-
two nickels and gave him one dime
a lady with both arms off came along."
Well, Johnny, do you feel proud to
be an uncle?
No, 'cause I ain't no uncle.
Why not?
'Cause I'm an aunt. The new baby's
a girl.
The Cousins Probably Only Manifesting a
. Family Trait.
The New York VVorld, under the
caption, "Insuring Mr. Morgau's Life,"
savs :
A cable message to the Evening Post
states that insurance risks upon the
life of J. Pier point Morgan to the
amount of $-'0,003,000 have been
written for business men whose invest
ments might suffer by his death. It is
known that daring her last years the
life of Queen Victoria was for similar
reasons insured ia considerable sums.
For instance, those who invested heavi
ly in enterprises dependent for success
upon her jubilate took till precaution,
and the same causes have already led
to the insuring of King Edward the
VII for great amounts by men not
personally related to him. But Mr.
Morgan is probably the only American
for whose health the British investing
public betrays such tender solicitude.
The premium paid upon Mr. Mor
gan's life is said to be three per cent
per month, at which rate the entire
principal would be paid' up in three
years. This is a ruinous rate.
At his age, sixty-four years, .Mr. Mor
gan's "expectation of life" is eleven
and a half years, and the correct month
ly premium upon him should be less
than one per cent. The higher rate is
justified by the fact that the insuring
companies must waive medical exami
nation, while those whose plausarede
pe ndent upon Mr. Morgan's manage
meat can well afford to pay the j-rice
So vast is this one ma n't. power, so
many are the interests in his hands,
that his death would cause a disturb
ance in the stock market, even in the
price of shares-with which he has noth
ing to do directly, if there are any such
shares. If it be trne that so large a
sum as $20,000,000 is written upon Mr.
Morgan's life in the manner stated, no
more striking proof of his nuique posi
tion ia the business world could be ad
experience, was astonished to fit
in the arid States a man must p
water which runs through his pi
some beneficial use in order to si
fully claim title thereto. He co .
ed that if he owned a farm, i
Stale, and through that farm
stream, no man eould go abov
and divert water from that strea
lessen its flow.
The word irrigation, as applied
West, is only an indefinite some ;
to Eastern men ; but they are let
about it rapidly.
Ovt Elliot Mitch '
Pointed Paragraphs. '
An aee io the hand is worth f
the pack'.
A typeivriter girl wiihout an; '
spells is a jewel.
The highway with atollgate tb
is also a bugway.-
When an Arab leaves his ho
al ways takes it with htm. ;
People who soliloquize may hear
good of themselves.
Bad habits need no cultivation.'
is sure to beget another. i
It doesn't take a luxury loi
evolute into an actual necessity.
The politician's wife was start!
a sound below stairs.
"John," she cried, "there's ar
in the house!"
"The bouse," replied John. "W
the matter' with the senate? 1
worse." Philadelphia Press;
The extensive arid regions of north
ern Mexico are, it is reported, to be
irrigated by canals through aid ex
tended by the Mexican federal end
Btate governments.
Rep. I am surprised tbat such
lent opposer of the administrati
you are went to Washington to a
the inauguration of Mr. McKiolej
Dera. I did't go there to atteo
inauguration. I went to celebra
first term's finish.
Con. O'Keefe, the well known
ing man, is laid np at the saniti
in Nogales with a broken leg, tl
suit of a runaway while drivir.
Sonbra. .
creating an immense lake tbat will
permanently feed a stream of sufficient
size to water many thousand acres of
land that now form desert wastes.
If Mrs. Stanford is, indeed, the Le-
land Stanford Junior university, if she
supports it and for that reason governs
it, and in cases of alleged interference
with professorial free speech, her mo
tives are the issue, then it is nobody's
business whether Prof. Ross was denied
free speech or not. Mrs. Stanford has
an indisputable right to run her own
university in her own way. And that
is the light iu which the alumni com'
mittee puts the matter. Dnless their
report does her and the institution an
injustice, Leland Stsaford Junior
university is not a university at all,
but Mrs. Stanford's private boarding
school. The Public.
Wedding Statistics.
The statistics of marriage and divorce
within Arizona for the year 1900 have
been privately complied and from an
exchange the following table is taken :
Apache . .
Cochise . .
.. 15
,. 87
Graham 106
Maricopa , .203
Mohave 25
Navajo 43
Pima ....128
Pinal 24
Santa Crux 47
Yavapai 77
Yuma 89
canal company is unable to do so dur
ing the term specified by contract, the
water user shall have credit for the
amount of water . undelivered, the
same to be supplied during the next
period of contract. The bill has a
strong following and it allows the
boards of supervisors under certain
conditions to call election for three
water commissioners who shall consti
tute a. board of arbitration to settle
water disputes. It is highly probable
a few members of the third house
would be glad to have legislators in
cluded in the bill so- they, too, would
he compelled to deliver the poods.
Hon. Sam Purdy, peace be to his ashes,
used to say, "the ideal legislator is the
fellow who will stay bought." This,
however, has nothing to do with the
irrigation bill. Phoenix Gazette
Enormous Expenditure of tne Naval
Power on Warbipa Darlng
the Last Yea.
All over the world the building of
n-aval vessels is going on. ' -
Within the past 12 months Great
Eritain has launched two armored
CTuisera, one first-class cruiser, one
third-class cruiser,, two torpedo boat
destroyers and six other naval vessels.
says the Saturday Evening Post.
Russia has launched two battleships,
three armored cruisers and two tor
pedo boat destroyers.
Germany has launched one battle
ship, one armored cruiser and three
torpedo boat destroyers.
Japan has launched one armored
cruiser, two torpedo boat destroyers
and one torpedo gunboat.
The United States has launched the
two double-turreted battleships Kear
sarge and Kentucky the most power
ful of their kind in the world; and
she has three more battleships that
can be made ready for service within
a month if they should be needed.
Within the year there has been sent
into the water by the various powers
fully a hundred million dollars worth
of fighting craft, and a great deal
more than a hundred million dollar'
worth is now under construction.
Col. C. P. Sykes Dad.
tFrom the Nozalei Vidette.
A telegram was received in Nogales
yesterday by Eugene K. Sykes, of the
U. S. custom house, announcing the
sndden death at New York, on March
6thK of his father, Col. Chas. P. Svkes.
La grippe was the cause of death.
Col. Sykes was a well known pro
moter and was well known in Santa
Cruz county, where he resided several
years ago, having built the big hotel
building at Calabasas and interested
much eastern capital to invest here.
At the time of his death he was ar
ranging to visit Santa. Cruz county in
company with a number of capitalists.
Deceased leaves a wife, one son and
daughter to mourn his death. The
daughter, Mrs. Joseph E. Wise, will
leave at once for New York to attend
the funeral of Col, Sykes, whose body
has been embalmed and placed in a
vault awaiting her arrival.
Some people thrust their insi;
cant faults into prominence as
insinuation that they have no ;
Our worst enemies often have a
ter opinion of us than our best fr
because they happen to know le i
Sentimentality is another nam
sentiment in ourselves.
C. C. Randolph, formerly editor of
the Phoenix Republican, has been em
ployed by Director of the Mint George
E. Roberts to prepare the statistics of
the production of precious metals io
Arizona for the year 1900.
Indiana furnishes aaother negro
lynching bee. The murderous mob in
this case, however,, showed evidence of
being a degree in advance of the
regular negro lyoehing mobs, along
the lines of civilization, for it did not
burn its victim's body until it bad
killed hi in by hanging. That is some
evidence of improvement. But it was
characteristic of this mob as of all the
others that It was composed of citizens
who believe so profoundly in "law and
order" that they will have it if. they
have to defy all the laws and break up
ail the order there is to get it. The
Totals..... ...992 145
The statistics appear to show that
the people of the little eounty of Yuma
re especial devotees to Hymen. It !s
The International club is making
arrangements to build a $10,000 club
bouse in Nogales, Sonora. It will be
a model of comfort and convenience
and one of the finest in equipment in
the state..
Advices received in Tucson this morn
ing of the 21st of February from Hono
lulu are to the effect that Mr. W. A.
Zabriskie arrived there on the 20th on
the sieamer Veutura which sailed from
San Francisco on the 14th inst. Mr.
Zabriskie writes that he had a delight
ful trip of 0 days, and was not sea
sick a single hour but was prompt and
efficient at every meal. A large num
ber of passengers went over and the
voyage was rendered peculiarly agree
able by the cheerful amenities and
social courtesies of several very agree
able ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Zab
riskie met some very pleasant people
on his arrival at Honolulu, one of whom
was Smith an employee of the South-
ern racing at lucson some years aeo.
Mr. Smith is manager of the new and
elegant hotel on the beach, called the
Modna. He also met Judge Humph
reys, Judge Estee and E. S. Uill of the
Ctattatlea Show That Crnelry to Anl-
niala la a Sore Index to
According to an ingenious statisti
cian, who has been at work on the
subject . ever since the assassination
of King Humbert of Italy, the great
est number of murders is likely to be
committed in that country ia which
animals are treated with the most
cruelty. He claims, too, that compar
atively few murders ore committed in
.those countries in which societies for
the protection of animals flourish.
Out of every million inhabitants, he
says, there are in England and Ire
land only 6 murderers; im Germany,
11; in Belgium, 14; in. France, 16; in
Col. M. W. Wombaugh and F. Mere
dith Jones came into town Wednesday,
having driven across the country from
Douglas, with their eyes open to see if
there were any good routes for rail
road in the section of the country. Mr,
Jones has charge of the surveying party
that made the preliminary survey from
Douglas to El Paso, and his party is
camped near Baker's ranch, southeast
of there. He will run a line into Lords-
burg from some point of the line that
wos run from Douglas to Separ. Af
ter this line is run and the report made
the matter of the selection of the
northern terminus- of the Nacosari
road will be taken up in the New York
office of Phelps, Dodge St. Co. and the
decision made as to where it will be.
Col. Wambaugh said that it was not
improbable that his office would be
moved back, from Bisbee to Lordsburg
in the near-future. Lordsburg Liber
al. .
How tb newtek Capital Provide,
tne Welter of Ita
It Is when he la single that the I
gow workingman need spend littl
the necesane of lfe. I be corj
tion has devised enormous com
lodging houses, at varying prices,
much cheaper than correepon
place in London. Private enter;
has followed the municipal exai
The man can for 3 to six pence a t
obtain accommodation of the i
comfortable kind. With o little cu
to himself, end with abundant
mon rooms, everything be wants
hand, says the London Mail. Ther-
fires and cooking utensils for him, .
attendants to clean up after he
done. He can buy raw food at ;
price and cook it himself; or he c
he prefers, buy cooked stuS at
If the Glasgow workman is le:,
widower he con go to the muni,
family home, where each of his I
drenwiil be cared for by trained nu
fed and tended while the father is
ing- his living, for one shilling an J
pence a week, in addition to the tat:
house rent of four shillings and '
pence per week. If the man die;
wife can earn her living while fin
food and shelter for herself and t
children in the home at even 1
rates. f
The East Learning About Irrigation.
A great people living in the region of
a bundant rainfall are learning consider
able this winter about Western irriga-
Austria, 23; in Hungary, 67; in Spain,, tion. A New England editor of a daily
83, and in Italy, 95
These figures, he maintains, are just
what might be expected. In no coun
try, he eoys, are animals treated with
more kindness than in Great Birtain
and with more cruelty than in Italy,
ana the treatment accorded to them
paper recently manifested much in
terest in some artesian well borings
being made in the West, and. remarked
I in his columns that the result of such
experiments would be watched with
great interest since if artesian water
in the other countries may fairly be, couli be 8eeured aD used for irriga-
gauged according to the number of
murders committed in each.
At the same time this statistician,
who is a German and an influential
member of the Berlin Society for the
l'rotection of Animals, admits that
climate is a considerable factor in this
lion in me desert, it would mean a
great Western development. He has
learned since that thousands and thou
sands of acres were, at the time of his
writing, under irrigation from such a
, A Congressman, an ex-judge of large
A rich lady cured of her dea;
and noises in the head by Dr. Ni,
son's Artificial Ear Drums, gave .
000 to his Institute, so that deaf p -unable
to procure the Ear Drums :;
have them f ree.. Address No. 190t
Nicholson Institute, 780 Eighth Av.
New York. m5-:
Some Rjeasore
Why You Should Insist on Havin
Uneoualed by any other. j
R enders hard leather sot U
Especially prepared. '
Keeps out water.
A heavy bodies! oil. .
An excellent preservative.
Reduces cost of your harness,
Never burns the leather; its
Efficiency is increased.
Secures best service.
Stitches kept from breaking.
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