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ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1886. WHOLE NUMBER'72. IPS. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. TTYR. W- T. DALBY, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. fit. JTokRS, Arizona Territory. COUNTY PHYSICIAN, J. A. Rvsir. E.W, Wells, SrMNEii Howard. RUSH, WELLS &. HOWARD, ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW, - ' Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona. j 3Vill at end promptly to all business en- trusted to them in t&e courts 01 xiccuru 01 iu - Territory. ' J M. SANFORD. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW , PRESCOTT. A. T. JARRIS BALDWIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, "4 ST. JOHNS, A, T. Land-business a specialty. Office in Court House, 'pR.b.J.BRANNEN, PHYSICIAN & SURGEON -r FLAGSTAFF, A. T. mr Office and Drug Store Opposite R. R. Depot. Will give prompt attention to calls from any point on the hne of the A & P. R. R . LFRED RUIZ, CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT ; RECORDER APACHE COUNTY, AND U. S. COMMISSIONER. 3" Special atrention given to the examination and transJerot tines to ISC-4' i ' Office In Court uouse, su joiius, Amuim. fs:;,BUNCHV J , .ATTORNE Y-AT-L AW, HOLBROOK, A. T. Officerin Court Ilouse. L.'GUTTERSON, " ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, ST. JOHNS, A. T. aWfOfllcc in Court Ilouse. TT ELLS HEN DERSHOTT, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. BECKER, NOTARY PUBLIC, SPRINGERVILLE. A, T. P MZUCKf- " Jt " miE$Y public, " nOLBROOK. A.T.' rp G.NORRIS, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, FLAGSTAFF. A. T. CLARKrCHURCHILL, " Attorney General of Arizona. Attorney a-nd'Counselor at Law. OrriCB Orer tha Bank of Arizona, 36-ly Preicott, Arizona. ATQRNjEYTAJ-LAW. (Dlitrict attorney: of iYavapai County.) ""PRESCOTT;" - - ARIZONA. J. C. KERWDOK. 3. i, HAWKINS. JJERNDON &. HAWKINS, ' ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, '.' , ..' a PRESCOTT. A. T. 'jEV1, Will practice In the District Court of ,;JApachoTCCUttty. . . , ' ST OCK rExchange Hotel, 'S&FiJOHNS, - ARIZONA " ROMAN LOPJ3Z, Proprietor. i 51 Every accomodation for trav eling Secure corrals, warm stables hay and grain. "WIRE FENCING SALE.- mjXI3iGPS.AM COOLBT- Have for sale at their ranches at eVnear Show Low, barbed and plain FENCE WIRE at the low price of FIVEiCEUfTS PER POU!VI Applications may be made person or hy letter, F'Purchaeers will be required to rxemose the wire from the fence posts-at their own expense. 'Ti Jg ' JP This is a rare opportunity - 'tofitain wire. Jt eyeing at . half .is TUNING'S & COOLEY, 244f. Show Low, Ariz, ST. JOHlsrS Billiard Parlor -AND SALOON. W. T. Hubbell, Proprietor. The most completely fitted up house of Entertainment in Arizona. Choice Brands of WHISKIES, WINES, BITTERS, 9 AND FINE SELECTION OF CI GARS Constantly kept on hand In connection with the above he has a FEED YARD Where travelers can feel assured that there stock is properly cared for DIONICIO BACA DEALER IN MERCHANDISE ALSO WINES, LIQUORS, AND- jjC C3r jf!&L Xr- Sjjr BUYS AND SELLS WOOL, HIDES, PELTS, GRAIN. Springrerville, Arizona. THE CHICAGO COTTAGE ORGAN Has attained a standard of excellence -which admits of no superior. It contains every improvement that inventive genius, skill and monoy can produce. These excellent Organs arc celebrated for vol ume, quality of tono, quick response, variety of combination, artistio design, beauty in finish, per fect construction, making them the mcst attract ive, ornamental and desirable organs for homes, schools, churches, lodges, societies, eta ESTABLISHED REPUTATION, UXEQUAIiED FACILITIES, SKIIJLED WORKMEN, BEST MATERIAL COMBINED, JIASE THIS THE POPULAR ORSAH Instruction Books and Piano Stools. Catalogues and Price Lists, an application, fbee. The Chicago Cottage Organ Co, Corner Randolph aad Ann Streets, CHICAGO. ILL. LIVE STOCK NOTES. Items of Interest to Stockmen, Gath ered from Reliable Sources. Springer Stockman : The Key stone Land and Cattle company will purchase this year three to four thousand young steers. Florence Enterprise: Cattlemen from Pima county were up looking for wells and ranges in this county this week. They want the benefit of our low taxes. Flagstaff Champion : W. E. Cur ry, a prominent cattleman of Dag gett, California, shipped two car loads of fine beef cattle from this point the early part of the week. They were purchased from the Marr Bros., of Verde. Florence Enterprise: Mr. Isaac Putnam, of San Pedro, was in town Wednesday. He has sold another lot of cattle to W. H. Mellor and came down to close the bargain. Mr. Mellor now owns a fine herd of cattle. Exchange: The loss from the cattle plague in Russia, within a period of five years, from 1876 to to 1880, is estimated at no less than 1,208,500 head of horned cattle; but even these figures, based upon official information, are considered far below the real numbers. Las Vegas Optic : In the two car loads of fine Hereford bulls now in the stock yards, owned by Mr. Tood, of Kansas, who accompanies them, are eight superb animals worth about $600 each. They go to 0. B. Slaughter in Socorro coun- ty- Journal-Miner : A runner came in a few days since from Thompson Valley to secure medical attend ance for Ross Blakely who was in jured by a horse falling on him while engaged in a rodeo. Mr. Blakely is a son of W. G. Blakely, district attorney of Mohave county. Silver City Sentinel': II. G. Noel has received a hundred and twenty two head of stock cattle at -his ranch on the Mangus. They were purchased from W. Beall and driven up from the San Simon valley. On Thursday all the unbranded calves received their new owner's marks. Las Vegas Gazette : Five car loads of cattle came in this morning from the east. Four of them will pass on to the south and but one will re main here on sale. Among these are eight thoroughbred Hereford bulls, consigned to J. C. Leary from A. D. Hudnall, West Las Animas, Colorado. Chicago Commercinl : A procla mation forbidding the importation of cattle into Illinois, except under certain conditions, was issued by the Governor. The interdicted dis trict lies south of the thirty-fifth parallel east of the Mississippi, and south of the thirty-sixth parallel, west of the Mississippi. Stock Grower: The Arizona Cat tle and Mining Company of Deca tur ; capital, $30,000 ; incorporators Sullivan Burgess, John A. Brown, George W, Bullard and C.B. Smith, is an outfit which has just been granted a certificate of incorpora tion by the Secretary of the State of Illinois. Fort Collins Express: A sub scription purse is being raised by several Fort Collins young men, half of which will be given to the man who at the fair will produce the worst bucking bronco, and the other half to the man who will ride him and "stay with him" with the most ease and grace. Phoenix Gazette : Mr. Fred Wik cox, one of our Verde cattlemen, is in town. He reports plenty of grass on the range and the cattle rolling fat. He says that the rocjeo is almost completed, and that cat tlemen generally are looking for ward to a fortunate year for tb business, as grass and water are everywhere plenty, Flagstaff Champion : The stock men are jubilant, and wear a grin from ear to ear, They have bright prospects before them. The late rains have had a tendency to make vegetation grow very rapidly, and the foot-hills are covered thick with grass, which stands about six inches Iiigh. There has not been so good a prospect for several years. Phoenix Herald : Mr. F. L. Brill a few days since lost a valuable riding horse by the bite of a rattle snake, while on his way up to Wick enberg. He rode over the snake without happening to see it, and his horse was struck in the ankle of one of the hind feet killing it in two or three hours. Phoenix Gazette : W. H. Frink, the well known owner of the Mar tinez stock ranch, Yavapai county, came in a few days since. He has just returned from the pursuit of thieves who drove off thirty head of horses from his ranch, following them to the Gulf of California. He secured a portion of the stolen stock, but was not fortunate enough to catch any of the thieves. Wilcox Stockman : The Governor of Kansas has issued a proclama tion prohibiting the driving into or turning loose of Texas cattle in that State, which have not been held north of the 37th parallel dur ing the previous winter. The proc lamation has been issued in accor dance with the wishes of the citi zens of the State, who have in for mer j'cars suffered large losses in stock through Texas fever dissemi nated by through cattle. Socorro Bullion : It is reported that grass and water are scarce on the ranges in this county; but af ter interviewing a number of prom inent cattlemen, including Floyd Gaj-rett, Wes Bruton and J. D. Reed, our representative declares that there is no foundation for such a report. On the contrary cattle were never in better condition ; wa ter is abundant, the grass nutri tious, and the outlo'ok generally very promising. Stock Grower : A. L. Peck, a well known ranchman w-hose wife and child were ruthlessly murdered by Apache fiends, near Nogales, Ari zona, was rendered more than half crazy by his terrible loss. He said : "I have a ranch and four or five hundred head of cattle, but I never want to see them again. The gov ernment won't protect me, so I will protect myself. I will kill every Indian in the country." Mounting his horse, he rode off, and has not been heard ot since. Wilcox Stockman : Beef has be come so dear in 'New 'York that the commissioners of Central Park can not longer afford to feed it to the animals in the zoo. They have fit ted up a private slaughter house and will kill old horses for feeding the animals. This gives the human animal more beef, and makes a market for plug horses that have served their time. As for the caged animals they eat the meat just the same little imagining that an impo sition has been played on them. Washington dispatch : The Com mittee on Territories of the House reported back substitutes for the bills introduced by Lanhan, of Texas, to nullify the acts of the Legislature of New Mexico and Arizona, and to prevent the intro duction of diseased cattle into'these Territories. The substitutes allow the introduction of cattle without restriction during the months of December, January and March, and limits the inspection fee in the other months to ten cents per head. Florenee Enterprise : Mr. Phil lips, manager of the Represita cat tle ranch, this county, is preparing to make a large addition to his herd. He is also preparing to build a reservoir that will catch the water from a water-shed over six miles in length and width. Such a reservoir would water over a thousand head of cattle for at least six months in a year, and thus save the cost of hoisting water. He will also make a proposition to the canal company to place a fence along the upper side of the canal, from the head to the terminus, upon the condition that the company will furnish him I water for his cattle. El Paso Journal : J. B. Slaugh ter, who sold his Socorro county ranch and cattle not long since to Upcher & Stevens for $1 30,000, was in El Paso a short time since, eng route to Colorado City to visis his family. Mr. Slaughter has just re turned from a horse-back trip from Socorro, across northwestern New Mexico and up into Utah territory, going to within 150 miles of Salt Lake City. He was ranch hunting of course (for the Slaughter boys cant keep out of the cattle busi ness). He found some fine coun try up there, and we would not be a bit surprised to hear of John's joining the Mormons in the pear future. Mr. Slaughter was on a "dicker" for his Texas ranch and cattle, but had not consummated the trade uo to last accounts. International Live Stock Jour nal : It is just and proper that all classes of working men, cowboys included, should organize or band together for their mutual benefit. They should instigate ways and means for providing the necessaries of life for those of their number who are worthy, but from unavoid able or unfortunate circumstances, are in need. They should do all they can to elevate the morals and general tone oi tneir Dusine3S or profession. In fact there are many things the' can do that will result in much good to both themselves and their employers; but they should not under any circum stances, try to run or manage their, employer's business,- except by his consent and direction. Miles City Journal : Last year the stockmen of Montana more than ever before interested themselves in seeing that ranges were supplied with good, vigorous bulls, and the result is already perceptible, as there never was before at this time of year so great a number of large, healthy calves on the range as at present, It is safe to assume that the percentage of calves branded this year will be far greater than for any previous year, and this increase may be traced directly to the in crease made last year in the num ber of range bulls. But notwith standing the improvement in this respect, it can hardly be doubted that some of the ranges are not yet stocked with bulls to that degree that would produce the greatest profit, and the importance of sup plying such ranges with the proper number of vigorous bulls cannot be over-estimated. No man should hold back in this matter, but every one should emulate every other rangeman in furnishing number and quality of bulls for the general range. In this way will all be made prosperous and no one notice the expense. Chicago dispatch: A special to the Times from Big Springs, Texas, says : Reports regarding the effect of the long drought are beginning to come m. The plains west oi here are parched and dry, and the carcasses of thousands of cattle are to be seen in every direction. In some locations no rain has fallen since last September. J. M. Daw son and Colonel W. E. Hughes re turned to-day from a trip as far westward as old Mexico. Mr. Daw son says that from this side of the Pecos, over in Mexico, and as far north as Arizona, it is drier than it has been in twenty years. Of the 7,000.000 head of cattle in Texas one-third are in the section visited by the drought. The cattle are dy ing by thousands for want of water and grass. There is very little grass anywhere near water, and that little is so dry and dead that it does not contain enough substance to do i the cattle any good. The cattle are very thin and getting thinner every day, and if no rain comes within thirty days the cattle business in West Texas will be ruined.- The people are very gloomy over the outlook. The drought extends east as far ds Big Springs. No clouds have been seen in months. Even if it should rain now, the cattle would not get fat enough for mar ket this year. A rough estimate places the rate of mortality bv thirst and starvation at 900 head per'day. Fully 20,000 carcasses cover the plains. The stench as one passes along the Texas Pacific west of here is terrible. Fort Worth Journal : Col. John N. Simpson did not tarry lonsat his Pecos ranch. There were no flowers or green grass to captivate, but a mournfully dry, very dry country and any amount of almost starving cattle, to look at. Vegeta tion is away behind the reason, and, in fact, there are no more evidences now of spring, were the testimony confined to vegetation, than, there was three months ago, even back to the first of January. "I tell you it is awful," continued the gentleman, "of course there is plenty of water in the river, continuously running snow water from the mountains, but the country bordering on-it for eight or ten miles back, is as bar ren of food, almost, as a sad bank. Many of our steers go back into interior fifteen or twenty .miles to where a sufficiency of cured grass can be had, but the amount of tra vel necessary to cover the distance between the elements of existence, keeps them poor and fit subjects for the bog and of which that country has its share. We have not had a good rain since last June, enough to do. real good, a few. snows along through the winter being the main dependence." Then the Colonel grew eloquent and let loose a volley of scripture on the- reporter. He said ""the people out there need the services of Elijah to put in a vig orous plea for rain as once upon a former occasion he, in like way, came to the rescue of the sinners." He thought there was an inviting field for a mission of this kind, and unless it eame at an early day, the crows would have a pic-nic in the way of settling and closing up ac counts. He thinks the capacity of the Pecos country is greatly over estimated and that there are, by far, too many cattle there. Mr. Nimmo, chiei of the bureau of statistics, in his report on the volume of trade in cattle in Texas, says : According to the best esti mate that can now be made, there have been about 3,000,000 young cattle driven from Texas to north ern ranges during the last seven years, which, at $15 per head, would amount to $45,000,000. The f:drive,J of the year 1884 was about 300,000, which, at $17 per head, amounted to $5,100,000. These figures, the best wThich can be obtained, are, of course, only rough approximations. They clearly indicate, however, a large demand at the north for young Texas cattle, and a large supply adequate to meet such de-. mand. The movement has been about as regular as commercial movements are generally, the ten dency, on the whole, being in the direction of progress. It is assert ed upon apparently good authority, that fully one-half of all the blood on the northern ranges to-day is of Texas strain. Many persons large ly engaged in the cattle trade at the north, and the cattle raisers of Texas generally, maintain that Tex as must in the future hold the po sition of a breeding ground, and the northern ranges that of a ma turing or a fattening ground. Ac cording to the best estimates now obtainable, Texas has about '9,000, 000 head of cattle, or one-sixth the entire number of cattle in the Uni ted States. The value of the cattle is placed at $153,000,000, and in the ranch and range cattle-area-north of Texas, $187,500,0000? .nearly twenty-eight per cent of the totalis value orthe United States: T' 1 -