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ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1886.
WHOLE NUMBER 87 VOIATME II. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. -Tn. WM-T. DALBY, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Mt. JvkB, Arizexa Territory COUNTY PHYSICIAN, J. A. Rush. E. W, Wells, SomsebIIowaed. RUSH, WEULS 8c HOWARD, ATT0RK8YS & COUNSELORS AT LAW, Prgctt, Yavapai County, Arizona. r-TUl it end promptly to all business eng lruitd to them In the Courts of Keconl of the Territory. JJ M. SAN FORD. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, PRESCOTT. A.T. JJARRIS BALDWIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. ST. JOHNS. A, T. L4 fcuineM a specialty. Office in Court House, J)R.D. J. BRANNZN, PHYSICIAN & SURGEON FLAGSTAFF, A. T. JWOSceand Drufi Store Opposite R. R. Depot. Will ive prompt attention to caUs from any psiat on the line ot the A & P. R. R JLFRED RUIZ, CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT ; RECORDER APACHE COUNTY, AND U. S. COMMISSIONER. JW Special atrention given to the examination d transfer of titles to Real Estate in the county. Oflcfll Court House, St. Johnu, Arizona. rp S. BUNCH, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, H0LBRO0K, A. T. Qfiee in Court House. 1 L. 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It is estimated that the westward elope of Colorado will furnish the markets this fall 10.0)0 head of beef steers, and that the average weight of. the four-year-old will be close to 1,200 pounds. Stock Grower. There are large numbers of Texas cattle at Hugo and at Coolidge yet unsold. Buyers are scarce and those few are not eager to catch on. The cattle are reported improving in flesh since the late rains have started the grass afresh. S c c!c Grower, The new Maricopa and Phoenix railroad project is a dead sure thing. Word has been received here, and authoritatively at that which assures the people that ar rangements have already been per fected for the institution of opera tions, and agreeable terms made as to tariff rates with the Southern Pacific Compan This is really cheering news. Gazette. An exchange says beef cattle grass cattle some twenty-five or more years ago were considered boss cattle when at maturity they averaged a weight of 800 pounds. Now, a beef steer at the age of four years old won't weigh 1,200 pounds is no steer at all. Blood will tell every time. The ordinary scrub steer, the progeny of the scrub bull, ot course was not counted upon in the light of weight ; it was point of numbers in olden times, not weight. Times have changed; stockmen begin to learn that it is blood that tells, not numbers. 9 -am A Little Rock, Arkansas, special says that last Saturday two partit s of cowboys who were driving cat tle out of the Chickasaw nation un der the proclamation recently is sued by the Chickasaw authorities, and had been quarreling some til e halted at a spring near Mud Creek, and as Ben Taylor was leaning down to drink he was shot in the neck by Franklin Scales who start ed to run away, when he was shot by one Adams. Firing then became general and the fight ended in one gang of the cowboys driving the others from the field. Taylor and Scales are said to be mortally wounded. It is a noticeable fact that Ari zona is this year singled out from all the states and territories as the only one for which no appropria ;i n has been made by Congress for ' expenses of the Surveyor General's i office. This remarkable step, so contrary to the usual custom, forces the conclusion that the only r iason can be a desire on the part of interested persons to so cripple Mr. Hise that he will be unable to pursue his investigations of fraud ulent land grants. The design of these men is known and will be de feated, out it will be well forthe public to note what desperate ef forts are being made by the land grabbers to retain their ill-gotten plunder. Tombstone Epitaph. 9 m A gentleman who came here re cently from Tombstone, and with his partner bought the Stinebaugh ranch, attempted suicide Wednes dav night. He first took a dose of laudanum, but it did not work quick enough to suit him, and he helped it along wTith strychnine. The laudanum counteracted the strychnine and his friends discov ering his condition, administered an emetic, which caused him to throw up the bulk of the poison. When sufficiently recovered to sneak he remarked, "You have brought me out this time, but you'll not catch me next time." His part ner and he own about 8,000 head of cattle in the Huachucas, and they are dying in large numbers for the want of feed. This is supposed to be the cause of his act. Enter prise. Enterprise. C. P. Stanton was brought to Phoenix, by a posse this morning and lodged in the county jail, charged with being an accessory to the massacre of the Martin family at Nigger Wells. Stanton and Barney Martin wjre neighbors at Antelope Springs, and have been enemies for several years past. From the first Stanton was suspect-! ed of being implicated in th mur der, or having directed it, but we have learned that the evidence against him is simply of a circum stantial nature. This makes three persons who are now in our jail in connection wilh the fiendish crime mentioned, and officers are search ing for several more, known to be closely connected with the murder. Undoubtedly a gang of Mexicans committed the crime, and it is to be hoped that the entire matter will be probed until the truth is reached. Gazette. Captain Jack Crawford, formerly chief of scouts in the Sioux and Apache campaigns, was bitten on the back of the right hand by a rattlesnake while eng route from his mines in South Oscura Mountains to his home at Fort Craig. He had just killed one monster snake with his whipstock, and while returning to his wagon, a few yards distant, struck another with his foot, when it sprang up and fastened its fangs in his hand. He seized the reptile with his left hand and tore it loose and stamped it to death, and at once sucked the wound, extracting the poison, which undoubtedly saved his life. He then drove to the post, a distance of thirty miles, suffering the most intense pain. His hand and arm are frightfully swollen and he is a very sick man. Pioche Record. The Tucson Citizen says the pas senger train going east yesteiday was several hours behind its sched- ule timGj and it was quitc dark when Wilcox station was left. The train went dashing along towards Bowie at its usual speed, when the engineer caught s ght of a man on the track waving, his coat at the ap proaching train, and taking it for a signal the train stopped. It proved to be a tramp who was journeying westward, and he stopped the train to warn the engineer of a danger ous washout just ahead, into wThich the train would probably have pitched headlong but for his thoughtfulness. The train backed down to the nearest section house, and implements were brought and repairs made so the train could pass in safety over the break, and it went on its journey m one di rection while the tramp plodded on his weary way in another. Wm 9 m On Monday evening la&t as the Wickenberg stage was wending its way north toward the Vulture from this place it was stopped by a man, in the road above Seymour. The driver, Mr. Smith, Mr. E. O. Grant of Wickenburg, and another gen tleman were all armed and instant ly drew their revoivers and covered him in the half moonlight that pre vailed, while Mr. Smith asked him what he wanted. Jnst then the fellow discovered the situation and dropped his hand in which he held a presented revolver, and said He wanted to get on the stage. He, however, made no move to get on and seemed to remain in the road as if awaiting the co-operation of some one else. While the men in the stage kept him covered with their guns the driver drove past and left him standing in the road. His confederates probably did not come to time. Phcanix Herald. mm 9 '1 Senator Hearst is one of the de fendants in the suit that Attorney General Garland, at Lamar's direc tion, has brought against Haggin, Carr, et al., for the cancellation of patents to lakes Kern and Buena Vista in California, as "swamp and overflow." The drainage of Kern river on to Haggin and Carr's des ert, had the correlative object of drying up these lakes, and convert ing them into alfalfa pastures. La mar holds tl.at these lakes are nav igable waters, and has instituted legal prosecution for the recovery of them from Haggin, Carr, Hearst & Co. These gentlemen having been defeated in the supreme court of this state by Miller & Lux, find that their gigantic schemes are not only obstructed by Secretary Lamar but are made impossible by the de cision of the supreme court of Cal ifornia. A Washington dispatch of Aug. 24th says that Governor Zulick, of A -izona, in an interview with Sec retary Lamar, called his attention to a subject which effects hugely the interests of the territorp, name ly, the survey of the lands along the completed portions of the At lantic & Pacific railroad, so that they can be taxed Only about one-third of the land has been sur veyed, and under the law passed by the last Congress, the surveyed lands can be taxed without being patented. The Secretary referred the Governor to the general land office, where he was told that the surveys would be advanced as rap idly as possible, although, owing to the reduced appropriations, pro bably only a portion of the land could be surveyed. The new law authorizing the taxation of sur veyed lands before patents are is sued affects large tracts of land in nearly all the states and terri o:ies of the west, and as soon as the de partment issues the necessary cir culars of instructions, the tax will be imposed. m 9 m For the past year or more says the Yuma Sentinel, a gang of Mex ican desperadoes and horse thieves, under the leadership of a ft How named Gonzales, have had their headquarters near Clip, this coun ty. From time to time they have committed depredations of almost every character with impunity, un til some few months since when they stole a band of thirty horses from J. R. Frink, of Yavapai coun ty, who followed them up and re gained some of his horses, but fail ed to get the thieves, although it was ascertained that the gang at Clip were the thieves, and they had gone to to lora. Ihe chase was given up for the time being, but the officers kept a good lookout for the gang. About the 26th of Jura word was received by t ie officers that they had returned to Clip and by their actions had terrorized the whole community. An officer was immediately dispatched to Clip who remained there some time, but was unable to find the parties. Officer Smith also spent two weeks at Clip last month, in a fruitless endeavor to unearth them, but their many friends and countrymen kept them posted as to the movements of the officers. Nothing more was heard of the gang until last Thursday, when news was received here from Clip .that Trinidad Gonzales and Louis Mendoza had kidnapped Miss Inez Martinez, and with oth ers, who had a band of stolen horses, had started, it was sup posed, for Lower California, Under Sheriff Werninger immediately or ganized a party and went to inter cept them, but without success, and at this time nothing has been heard from them. The large scope of un inhabited c( untry that they have to roam over, the few inhabitants of which are their countrymen will protect them, and the limited means of transportation and communica tion, makes their capture a difficult and costly undertaking. But the county should spare no expense to capture these outlaws. a It has become plain to every stu dent of statistics that no class of meat producing animals except pos sibly the hog, says the Kansas City Record, can be increased with a rapidity sufficient to meet the in creasing demand for it- There is not only the increase of popula tion to be met but thre is an as tonishing increase of meat con sumption in all the countries of the world. In this country in 1850 there were S14 cattle to the 1,000 population. Now there are only 772 to the 1,000 population. This decrease has certainly occurred dur ing the period of greatest prosper ity in cattle-raising on a large scale when the free grass on the pub lic lands, the vast sums of willing capital, and the skill and energy of the ranchmen and feeders all fav ored to the highest degree a rate of production above the average of any other peri d The total popu lation of the United States doubles every twenty-five years, but ast of the Mississippi the increase of cat tle has been less than one-third as great. The annual increase of the population of the country is to the annual increase of the stock as of to 14- per cent or an excess of in crease of population over increase of stock of over 55 per cent. It is easy to see from the above data that our own requirements are more than a match for our own production under even the most fayorable conditions. We can not hasten breeding operations to any appreciable degree, but must con tent with about a slow 50 ppr cent annual increase or a calf for every two cattle in the land. But our home demand is not the sole ab sorber of our products. The Brit ish population is increasing at the rate of 1,000 per day, which, at the present rate of consumption, would require an increase of meat supply of 40,000,000 pounds per annum. The demand for our meat pro ducts is not only increasing but this increase is a growing and per manent one. Can it be met? Pro bably not. Already we lack in numbers of productive stock and from the west the great source of supply for the last two years has come to us, the complaint of over stocking. At first this was received as the cry of some alarmist who was seeking to frighten some timid people into withdrawing from the cattle business and to deter others from entering upon it, but now, af ter two consecutive winters and one summer of heavy losses it begins to be seen that really many ol the ranches are overstocked. There can be no expansion therefore, in that direction. But an increase can be made in the producing areas by utilizing some of our mountain re gions, in dividing some of the large herds and grazing the subdivisions on areas neglected to the present on account of their smallness, and an increase and possibly the largest increase in our beef feeding capac ity, can be made in the farm dis tnci of the country. Our farms are not producing 50 per cent of the cattle food that they should and the combination of loss probably leave not over 50 per cent of the entire products to be acluilly utilized for conversion into meat, but of these cattlemen will take advantage but slowly because in the first the mat ter will be considered as a utiliza tion of waste places, and the sec ond involves a new and im r ie I system of agriculture and enlarged knowledge of the science of feed ing that will require time to meV while production halts at obstacles and speculates as to the probabili ties the pace of demand is neither turned or retarded. It is inexora ble and meat must be forthcoming cheaply as possible, but be the price what it may meat must come. Bar ring war prices meat is higher now than eyer, except possibly during some short period when they have been unwarrantably "boomed," and are sure to continue on their up ward tendency. The cattlemen have as bright a day before them as any one. They may no$ realize during the next "six months oF even the next twelve, though it is not im possible that they should at once, but let them stay with their herds, , the good time cannot fail him. - '"4 w?'-. .-v -: 4. i I I Si'