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ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1885.
NUMBER XXX.
STOCK NOTES
rom all Sections of the Cduntry.
Globe Live Stock Journal : Gro
ver Cleveland appears to be boss of
the round-up in the Indian Terri
tory. The Dillion (Mont.) Tribune
moves to amend by striking out
"cattle kings" and inserting "beef
barons."
Raton (N. M.) Comet: The
total number of cattle admitted in
to the territory by George Wil
liams, while inspector at Seven
Rivers, was 16,200.
Socorro Bullion : The Gila cat
tie company shipped to Kansas
City on Monday 200 head of first
class beef steers, an initial lot.
The company is now rounding up
2000 head for immediate shipment.
A corporation known as the Ari
zona Cattle Company has been
formed to operate in Arizona, The
names of the incorporators are : H.
Corbin, H. W Guernesey and T.
K. Egbert, all of Jersey City, N. J.
New Mexican: The time will
shortly come when the attention of
the stock grower in New.Mexico
must be given to the quality of the
beef produced, rather than quan
tity of stock to be run on the
Silver Belt : The Erie cat
tle company and J. H. Slaughter
made a joint shipment of ten cars
of beef cattle from Wilcox to Kan
sas City this week. If the experi
ment proves a success larger ship
ments will doubtless follow.
Omaha Journal: Armour and
Swift, the big guns of Chicago,
will have buyers at the Union
stock yards, South Omaha, about
the first of August. In-till proba
bility they will have packing
houses there also, within a few
months.
Tailings : The Hot Springs ranch
in Graham county is advertised
for sale by a Socorro, N. M., agent,
for $35,000, including 500 graded
cattle, 50 shorthorn milk cows, 50
Golddust and Percheron brood
mares, stallions, farming utensils,
etc.
Record-Epitaph : The Erie Cat
tle Company have been making
extensive improvements on their
ranches, have built adobe houses
on each ranch and put in horse
power and windmill pumps. This
promises to be one of the largest
stock-growing firms in the territory.
New Mexico Stock Grower : Ari
zona is rapidly developing as a
leading cattle range country, and
is being rapidly stocked with good
herds. In two years Arizona will
equal 'New Mexico, and the two
territories will lead in the United
States as producers of feeding
steers.
Prescott Courier : Owners of cat
tle and ranges on the San Pedro,
have met and resolved that their
ranges are overstocked, and that
the' will not sit quietly down and
permit importers of Texas stock to
turn the same loose among them.
In this, the Courier thinks the San
Pedroians are right.
Southwestern Stockman : All
cattle put upon the Indian reser
vations by the government for
breeding and domestic purposes
are branded ID before beinsc dis
tributed among the tribe for which
they are intended, and the Indians
are strictly prohibited from selling
or killing them, and a white per
son found in possession of one of
them is liable to prosecution.
Globe Live Stock Journal : Ranch
men in Colorado, New Mexico,
Arizona and other states and terri
tories, are obtaining titles to their
ranges, so there will never be no
such thing as crowding them out.
The experience of our ranchmen
hae taught them a lesson ; had it
been ten years or even five years
ago thought that this country
would ever be taken uj " mis,
men who now have no range,
would have secured all the land
they ever would have wanted.
Texas Stockman : The men who
shipped corn-fed cattle from Texas
this spring are enjoying a vacation
looking around for more cattle to
feed next winter, and thanking
their lucky stars that they are not
as other men who shipped watery
grassers to a falling and demoral
ized market. Yes, the shippers of
fed cattle are complacent, and in
their complacency lies a lesson,
by no means deeply hidden.
Santa Fe Review : Three weeks
ago the land board of Texas leas
ed 1,250,000 acres in the Pan
Handle to ranchmen, and the
greater part of it for six cents an
acre, and there are said to be 24,
000,000 acres of school lands still
in the market to be leased at a
minimum annual rent of
six cents an acre and for a maxi
mum term of six years.
Clifton Clarion : The authorities
at Washington seem to think that
the cowboy is a genius with horns,
prowling about the country seeking
whom he may devour. The cow
boy of Arizona-is- a hard working
man, pursuing a laborious and
dangerous vocation for a livelihood,
and is in no sense a criminal. The
proportion of offenses committed
by this class is small, and the east
ern pictures of them are exagger
ated and rediculous.
New Mexico Stock Grower : A
meeting of the stockmen of Mitch
ell county, Texas, was held July 15,
for the purpore of expressing the
sentiment of the cattle raisers of
that section in regard to the orders
issued by Secretary Lamar order
ing the opening of the trails. A
very enthusiastic meeting was held,
and was largely attended. A long
series of resolutions thanking La
mar for his action were passed and
ordered transmitted to the Secre
tary. Socorro Bullion: The "time" of
a train load of cattle on the A. T.
& S. F. railroad from San Marcial
to Wallace, is seven hours ; from
Wallace to Las Vegas, seven hours ;
from Las Vegas to Dodge City,
Kansas, twenty-four hours; from
Dodge to Kansas Cit', twenty-one
hours. A "train load" of cattle is
twenty-one cars from any point
south of Trinidad, Colorado. Any
reasonable time over the A. T. &
S. F. railroad will be given ship
pers of train loads of live stock.
Albuquerque Journal : Mr. H.
Cooper, a tall cattleman from Big
Springs, Texas, left this morning
over the Atlantic & Pacific to hunt
for range for 10,000 head of cattle
to be brought from Texas. Mr.
Cooper says that the range is very
thin, in northwestern Texas, and
much of the country is badly over
stocked. The small cattle owners,
men who own from 1,000 to 3,000
head, are being crowded out by the
cattle kings, who number their
cattle by tens of thousands, and
the small owner, arc many of them
seeking Arizona and New Mexico.
Prescott Miner : A disease has
shown itself among some of the
herds in this section, while not
necessarily fatal to the animal
afflicted, requires careful watching.
From some cause, yet unknown to
stockmen, cattle become blind,
their eyes swelling to such an ex
tent that the ball of the eye almost
leaves the socket. A dark barn,
with water and food seems to re
lieve the animal, and sure cure fol
lows. It behooves owners of stock
to look out for the disease, and
take proper care of such animals
as may be attacked with this dis
ease.
Como (Colo.) Headlight: Thurs
day a herd of cattle, mostly Tex
ans passed through town. The
herd is owned by W. B. Slaughter,
and came from near St. Johns, Ari
zona. There were 1,800 head of i
cattle in the drove and 42 head of
horses. They were chroute to
Cheyenne, where Mr. Slaughter ex
pects to sell thetii Slaughter, in
addition to his large ranch in Ari
zona, also owns a rarich in New
Mexico and one in Texas. The
cattle were in splendid condition
notwithstanding their long drive.
The foreman informed us that the
feed in the South Park was trie
best they had struck since leaving
Arizona.
' Record Epitaph : The cattlemen
of the lower San Pedro have given
public notice that that section is
already stocked to its full capacity
and that the turning loose of large
herds upon ranges already occu
pied will no longer be tolerated.
They should be- countenced in this
movement by the united public
sentiment of the county. They
are nearly all owners of small
herds, and it is upon such the pros
perity of the country depends.
We have no particular use for "cat
tle barons" or "bull-ionaires
but if all the springs and watcr
holes in the territory were occupied
by settlers with small bands of
cattle, our ultimate prosperity
would be assuied.
San Antonio (Texas) Exchange :
Justice Mendorff, of this city, is
enga'ged in taking testimony in a
very important case, wherein the
Lynch Brothers, of Dona Ana
county, New Mexico have sued
Grayson & Co., cattlemen of the
same territory, for $22,000 damages
alleged go have been caused to
plaintiff by introducing the Texas
fever among their cattle. The tes
timony thus far elicited, solely
from southern Texas men, goes to
show that the Texas cattle never
had any disease of any character,
contagious or otherwise, and medi
cal experts testified that cattle can
not transmit a disease with which
they were not effected themselves.
If the plaintiffs arc successful in
the suit, it will be the first case on
which other cases involving mil
lions of dollars will be predicated.
Kansas City Live Stock Record :
After mature consideration, the
President and Cabinet have reach
ed the conclusion that the leases
of lands in the Indian Territory
held by cattlemen are invalid, and
it has been determined to take
steps to have them set aside. Gen.
Sheridan has reported that no per
manent settlement of the Indian
trouble can be effected while the
cattlemen are in possession of the
best lands,and it is the intention
of the President to remove the
disturbing element, and reserve the
Indian Territory for the exclusive
occupation of the Indians. The
method of procedure has not yet
been determined. A Presidential
proclamation may issue, lmt it is
regarded by well informed persons
as more probable that actions will
be begun in the United States
Courts of the western districts of
Kansas having a jurisdiction over
the Territory looking to a declara
tion of the invalidity of the leases
San Juan Prospector : The ques
tion of new stock ranges is bother
ing the stockmen of Colorado,
New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming,
overstocking upon the old ranges
rendering it necessary for owner's
of large or even medium-sized
herds to push" on but where? In
Colorado the ranges of the White
river, theNaturita, the Uncompah
gre and other streams west of the
range have been the goal of the
stockmen, but now that these
ranges are fast being occupied,
about the only place left is Arizona,
where the water supply must be
procured through a sstem of wells
the natural water holes, for the
most part being already located
and guarded. There is no lack of
range in Arizona, but the water
problem is the drawback. It cer
tainty looks as though the day of
large herds was waning and that
the owners of large numbers of
range cattle will eventually find
themselves cornered and forced
to decrease their herds in numbers
and improve them in quality. The
almost total blotting out of large
herdsof range cattle must natur
ally follow the close settlement of
new countries.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
TftJT L. VAN HOBN.
" ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
HOLBROOK, A,T;
J M.SANFORD,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
PRESCOTT. A. T.
JJARRIS BALDWIN,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
ST. JOHNS, A, T
Land business a specialty.
Office in Court House,
J)R. D.J. BRANNEN,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
FLAGSTAFF, A. T.
&3 Office and Drug Store Opposite R. R. Depot.
Will give prompt attention to calls from any
point on the line of the A & P. R. R,
jLFRED RUIZ,
CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT;
RECORDER APACHE COUNTY,
AND U. S. COMMISSIONER.
2T Special atrention given to the examination
and transfer of titles to Real Estate in the county.
Office in Court House, St. J6hns, Arizona.
V. HOWARD,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
ST. JOHNS, A. T.
SF-Office a Court Houc's.
rp S. BUNCH,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
ST. JOfJNS, A. T.
jgP Office in Court House.
Q L. GUTTERSON,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
ST. JOHNS, A. T.
gp-Oflice in Court House.
y.ELLS HENDERSHOTT,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.,
ALBUQUERQUE, X. M.
Q BECKER,
NOTARY PUBLIC,
SPRINGERVILLE. A, T.
JJi M.ZUOK,
NOTARY PUBLIC,
HOLBROOK,
.V.T.
r G. NORR1S,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
FLAGSTAFF. A. T.
J. C. llEKKDON. J. J. HAWKINS.
JJERNDON & HAWKINS,
ATTORNEYS-AT-LA W,
PRESCOTT, A. T.
Sp-"Yill practice in the District Court of
Apache County.
J W.SPAFFORD,
DEALER AND BROKER IN REAL
ESTATE, MINING AND COL
LECTING AGENT.
flagstaff, a. t.
m&SVmucrixfs vlsitpfl ox iimniPfl nml ronnrt-
J ed on, for parties living nt a distance, in Yav
apai, Aiomive ana Apncnc counties, rarueti
"lar attention paid to Government claims.
HOUSE.
F. M. ZTJCK, Proprietor
HOLBROOK, A. T.
JSSThis house is neatly furnished and has
large, airy rooms, and its tables are supplied with
all the market aFords. Stage leaves the house
daily for Ft, Apache.
J. F. HAWKS,
RESTAURANT,
Everything New, Neat and
Clean. 'Meals at all Reasonable
Hours and Prices. Nothing Fi
ner in the Territory. Fresh fish
and ovster's in their season.
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.
railr'oad aye., oppo. depot.
CATTLE MEN READ THIS !
FRANK A. HUBBELL,
-G OODaYHITE; CLE AN SALT,
'THREE 'DOLLARS
rOE ONE THOUSAND POUNDS.-
rM.:AdIress, St. Johns.
- L0WE1THA1 & MEYERS, ,
Successors to Santiago Baca
Wholesale
LiQUOR DEALER,
Albuquerque N. .
IMPORTER OF FOREIGN WINES AND LIQUORS,
THE
Largest and Most Complete Stock in New SfexieoV . .
FULL STOCK BAR GOODS;
StfLB AGENT FOR THE CELEBRATED YAL BLATZ'S BOTTLED BEER1
The Ayer Lumber Company
. OF' FLAGSTAFF '.
Have for the accommodation of the people of Holbrook and vicinity?,,
on or near the line of the : Atlantic & Pacific road established a depot
for the sale of LUMBEK in all varieties produced at the Great Mill
in thei Sail Francisco Mountain. DRESSED LUMBER of all qual- ' .
ities PLAIN LUMBER of all kinds' and dimensions.
DOORS,-SASHES, BLINDS, LATKf, SHINGliS,MttBNS;
AND MOULDINGS.
The prices for all kinds of stock will be the' same as if
delivered at the nifll vrith freight added. Office arid'
yard Central Avenue, West
P.
European Note
. E. BONSALL,
BEST ROOMS IN THE
' IN ALL PARTS
CLUB & BILLIARD ROOM
Opposite tJnio'n Depot,.
ue - - -
Sale in New Mexico and Arizona.-
THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
The Land Grant of this Company, in alternate
sections extends entirely across the Territories of
New Mexico and Arizona, between the 34th and
36th degrees of north latitude. It is 650 miles long
and 80 miles wide and includes some of the best
grazing lands of both Territories. In the valleys
are many desirable tracts of agricultural land, sus
ceptible of irrigation. A sufficiency of water has
been found wherever cattle and sheep have been
grazed, and large herds have been grazed in the
country ever since the- coming of the Mexicans.
Wells have been sunk and good water has been
obtained.
A stream of tunning water, the San Jose, rises
near the summit of the Sierre Madre, and runs 75
miles eastward to the Rio Puerco, and the compa
ny's road follows the whole length of its valley.
Ihcre are numerous fine valleys opening into the
valley of the San Jose, flanked by grassy and woo
ded hills, upon which there is an open growth of
small cedar and pinon. There is an et?nsive belt
of good pine timber on the mountains, near the
railroad, and good springs are found on both slopes
of.the Sierre Madre. There is a large coal field
west of Fort Wingate which has been fully ex
plored, and which will afford labor for a large pop
ulation, there are also coal deposits on the eastern
slope of the Sierra Madre. Many varieties of buil
ding stone are found in great abundance along the
line of the road.
In Arizona the grazing areas are supplied wtih
good water, and the United States Surveyors, who
made the official surveys of the country, say thcy
are as good, if notbctter, than those of Wyoming
and Montana. The Navajo Indians grow corn
without irrigation, in the valreys of the Puerco of
the West, on the Company's lands, and in the val
ley of the Little Colorado, also on the line of the
road, good crops of corn, sorghum, oats, barley,
and garden vegetables are grown' by irrigation.
the hi
nest of potatoes, oats, wheat, barley and car-
den vegetables of large size arid fine quality have
been successfully grown without
irrigation on
City Drag S
OPPOSITE ARJLTJO HOUSE. ALBUQUERQUE. N. 3f
PILLSBURY AKD COMBAT
"Wholesale and retail dealers ht r& '
ugs Medicines, Paints,, 0Hs,:--Etg
Orders by mail and
A First Glass Pharmacy
End.
CHAFFEE, Agen
m
- - Proprietory
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GITY, MEALS SERVED
OF THE HOUSE,
- New Mexico
the slopes of the San Francisco mountains.
On these mountains there is an extensive timber
belt, diversified by beautiful valleys and parks,"
with good water and wonderful canons- throuhg;
which the road passes. In fact, the whole of the
country traversed by the road is very picturesque
and beautifulj and many towns are'Jbcing bull?
along its route.
The Valley of the Rio Grande, at Albuqi
us 5,000 leet aoove the sea, ana the passes
sierra Madre and the ban t rancisco mottn
Arizona, have elevations of 7,00, witha
sion at Win.slow. on the Little Colorado.
the altitude is 5,000 feet ; the climate is' mi
saiubrous. Cattle and sheep graze throi
the year and do not need to be sheltered or grain
fed during the winter. The nights are cool during
the summer.
The Company is now prepared to make sales
of its grazing lands in quantities of 50,000 acre's
or more, at prices ranging from one dollar (of
even less for larger quantities,) to one doll.tr and
a half an acre, upon payment of one-fourth the
purchase value at date of contract of sale, the
remainder in- payments as may be agreed upon,
bearing six per cent interest ; and irrigable agri
cultural lands in tracts of forty acres or more.
The belt jof the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad.
Land Grant includes the only available grazing
land in the country south of the Missouri River
that can be purchased in large areas ; and the
section of country through whieh this road passes
will become the best beef producing region of
the United States.
Maps of the Land Grant will be forwarded orf
application and properly acredited persons desirci
ing to inspect grazing lands, with a view to pur
chase and extablish stock ranches, will be gvia
facilities for that purpose. - "
J. A. WILLIAMSON.
THOS. 5. SEDGWICK, Land Commissioner
Land Agent, 87 Milk St., Boston, Maf
Albuquerque, N. M.
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