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ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1901.
VOLUME XVII. NUMBER 32. A. & B. SCHUSTER, GENERAL MERCHANTS, HOLBROOK, A. T. Carry Ik Stock: a Full and Complete lAne ot Ranch and General Supplies Refers imrcksis elsewhere set our rrfces, FIRST NATIONAL BANK United States Authorized Capital Paid In Capital Surplus TRANSACTS A GENERAL Joslmn S. Kaynolds C!V Flournor .... ft"? we H. A. H&wks Depository of the Atchison, Topektt & GUSTAV GENERAL MERGEAN ringer ville An&.9 Keep constantly on hand a large and well selected stock of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Boots and SJbLoesu And everything usually found in a First-Class Establishment. Any article not stock will be furnished on special order ami on short notice. MONARCH SEOON " J. R. Armijo, Proprietor- -Fine Wines, Liquors,$- .- Cigars, JECt Cetera . First-class Billiard Tables. St, Johbs ISAAC GENERAL MERCHANDISE St Jolins9 Arizona, m. Large and Complete Line of Groceries, LADIES' and GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS. Also A Full Line of Patent Medicines Capital, S100,000- The Bank of Commerce, In ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., 9 k DEALS IN FOREIGN EXCHAN3K AND ISSUES LETTERS OF CREDIT. . v - Solicits Accounts and Offl-rs to Depositors Every Facility Consistent with Profitable Banking. DIRECTORS r u CYTb RO President. J. C. BALD RIDGE. Lumber. V. C. LEONARD, Capitalist M o o.'iinsTRR. Vice Pr sident. A. EISEMANN, Eisemann Bros., Wool a o r o rh K" LK R. Cashier. A. 51. BLACKWELL, Gross, Blackwcll & Co.. It J. DXlbliS. Assist-Cashier. W. A MAXWELL, Wholesale Druggist. ;gepoto for Atchjsony:Tftpka 4 Santa RaHway. ST. JOHNS, A. T. 9 Depository. SBOO.OOO 150,000 50,000 BANKING BUSINESS. , EreBi.'ien V Predion A'a'siBta'nt CBSlnet Santa Fe and Santa Fe Pacific railroads. BECKER, BARTH, Grocers, .U.J, AMZ0I2A TO THE DEA.F. A rich lady, cured of her Deafness and Noises in the Head by Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear Drums, gave $10,000 to this Institute so that deaf people unable to procure the ear Drums may have them free. Address No. 183. The Institute, 'Long cott," Gunnersbury, London V England. WANTED ACTIVE MAN OF GOOD CHAItAC ter to deliver and collect In Arizona for old es tablished. manufacturing wholesale house. $900 a year sure pay. Hone rty more than ex perience required. Our refereuce any tank in any city. Enclose self-addefsed stamped enveloped. Manfacturers, Third Floor, 33 Dearborn St.. Chicago, III. WANTED ACTIVE MAN OF GOOD CHARAC ter to deliver and collect In Arizona for old es tablished manfacturins wholesale house $903 a year, surepay. Honesty more than experience required. Our reference, any bank in any city. Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope. Manufacturers, Third Floor33t Dearborn St., Chicago, 111 ( 'S NOTICE. In the Probate Court, of the County of Apache. Territory of Arizona. In the matter of the Estate of M. R. Slaughter deceased. Notice to cred itors. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, administrator oi the Estate of Montie R. Slaught er deceased, to the creditors or, and all persons having claims a- gainst the said deceased, to ex hibit them, with the necessarv vouchers, within ten months after the first publication of this notice, to the said administrator, at the Court House, in St. Johns; the same being the place for the transaction of the said business of said Estate, in said Apache Coun ty, Arizona. Dated this 23rd day of April, 1901. T. C. Hill, Administrator of the Estate of Montie R- Slaughter, deceased. (First publication April 27 1901.) flit Cbe probate Court Ot the County of Apachc,nrer rltory of Arizona. In the matter Notice of sale of Real Estate. At St. Johns, Apache Co Ariz pf the Estate of Rizpah Gibbons deceased. Notice is hereby given, that in pursuance of an order of the Pro bate Court in and for the County of Apache Territory of Arizona, made on 18th day of February, 1901, in the matter of the estate of Rizpah Gibbons de ceased, the undersigned, the ad ministrators will sell at private sale to the highest bidder, for cash or terms subject to confirm ation by said Probate Court on the 4th day May, 1901, at 2 o'clock P. M-, at the Court House in the City of St. Johns in the said County of Apache Territory of Arizona, the following described real property, to-wit: Lot No. 1 and 2, Block 3 Town site of St. Johns, and two lots in the Gilbert Greer curtesy. Also eight acres of Alfalfa, more particularly described as follows: Lots No-1, 2, 3 and 4, Block 2, Townsite St. Johns, and the res- due of said eight acres lying im mediately north of said lots No. 1, 2 3 and 4, in said Townsite of St. Johns, all in the County of Apache, Territorv of Arizona. Terms of sale:. Cash or terms subject to. confirmation of the Court. A. V. Gibbons and L- R- Gibbons, Administrators of the. Estate of Rizpah Gibbons deceased. Dated April 25th, 1901. (First Publication April 27 1901.) REAT C ALES prove tne greal merit cJ. Hood's barsapaniia. Hood's Sar?parilla sells because it fwcompliHl, GREAT C U RES- THE ST. O. E. OVERSON, EDITOR AND MANAGER. EDITORIAL. Out-Laws KETCH Un "BLACK JACK", CAR VER, WEVER and KILPATRICK. Ketchum writes a letter to Paesi- dent flcKinley. The following reports were gleaned from verious papers: Clayton, April 26th. Ketchum mounted the scaffold at 1:17 p. m. The trap was spung at 1:21, the rope breaking, but the fall jerked his head off. At 11:30 Ketchum asked for music A violin and guitar were sent for. Tom Ketchum talked for over an hour with visitors, cooler than an3rone who met him. He declared death preferable to im prisonment. Ketchum' told of robberies in which he was con cerned, but declared that he never killed a man, and had only shot three. He said that he was not 'Black Jack," and that bandit still lived. Ketchum refused to give the names of his friends still at liberty, SHOWED NO FEAR. Ketchum was very pale as he mounted the platform, but show ed no fear. A priest stood by his side. He declined to make a speech, and merely muttered: Good b)e, please dig my grave ver3r deep," and finally, "allright, hurry up." His legs trempled, but his nerve did not fail. when the body dropped 'thru the trap the half inch rope sever ed his head as cleanly as if a knife had cut it. The body pitch ed forward. The blood spurting from the headless trunk. Many spectators turned away in horror. Doctor Slack pro nounced life extinct in five min utes. LETTER TO MCKINLEY. Denver, April 26. A special to the Denver Post from Clayton, N. M., says: Thomas E. Ketchum, who is to be hanged here at noon to-day, mailed the following let ter to the President this morning: "Sir Being now at the town of Clayton, awaiting my exe:ution set for this da', and realizing the importance of the liberty' of other men and the dutyr I conceive to be incumbent upon myself standing in the presence of death, where human aid cannot reach me, I desire to communicate to you by means of this letter facts that I deem would be of interest, to the people, thru their president and perhaps be the means of lib erating innocent men. There are now three men in the Santa Fe Penitentiary serving sentence for robbery of the United States mail at Stein's Pass, Aaizona, in 1897, viz,: Leonard Albertson, Walter Huffman and Bill Water man, and they are innocent of the crime as an unborn babe. The names of the men whe corn- mitted the crime are Dave Atkins' Ed. Cullin, Will Carver, Sam Ket chum, Broncho Bill and myself. I've given my attorney in Cla3rton the means by which articles taken in said robber' may be found where we hid them, also, the names of witnesses who live in that vicinit- who will testify that nryself and gang were in the neighborhood both immediately before and after the robben-. The fact that these men are innocent and suffering impels me to make this confession. While you can nut help and while I realize that all efforts to secure mc a commu tation of sentence have failed, I wish to do this in the interest of innocent men, who, as far as I know, never committed a crime in their lives. I make this statem ent, fully realizing that m' end is fast approaching and that I must very soon meet my Maker. Very respectfullv your servent, THOS. E. KETCHUM. "Bill" Carver and "Red" Weaver are dead, says the Denver er Republican. That was the report received by Special Agent Reno, of the Colorado & South ern. Carver and weaver were two of the most desperate men in the southwest, once memberes of the notorious "Black Jack's" gang. Another outlaw, Kil patrick, was mortally wounded at the time carver was killed. According to information re ceived by Mr. Reno, Carver was killed early in April at Sonora, Sutton county, Texas, Carver and another outlaw named Kilpatrick had come into Sonora, both heav ily armed. They were seen by a man named Sharp, brother of a deputy sheriff, who recognized Carver, for whom there has long been a standing reward by the Colorado & Soutnern railroad and other rilroads and express companies, for train robberies. Sheriff Briant, of Sutton coun ty, was notified, and gathered a posse to arrest the outlaws. The desperadoes were in a livery stable when the sheriff and his posse come in. As soon as the outlaws saw the sheriff they reached for their pistols. They were two slow. Before they could draw the sheriff and his posse began shoot ing. The outlaws, according to Mr. Reno's report, "fell mortally wounded, actually filled full of lead." The wounded bandits were removed to a drug store and physicians summoned, but Carver lived only an hour. It was stat ed in Mr. Reno's report that Kil patrick was still alive but could not last much longer. "Red" Weaver was killed at Al ma, near Silver City. He in sulted a girl, a friend of whom met him on the street later and shot him, killed him instantly. "The killing of Carver and Weaver practically wipes out one of the worst gangs of train rob bers ever in the southwest," said Mr. Reno recently, "For years they have robbed trains and ter rorized the people of that section of the country, and innumerable murders are placed at their door. Weaver has a spotter for the gang. We arrested him at Raton a couple of years ago, but couldn't get enough evidence to convict him. Carver was one of the most des perate man this country has ever known. 'Black Jack' was, with out doubt, one of the worst desperadoes ever in the southwest. There are now not more than three or four of the gang living, and so for as I know they are seperated. I don't think that they will ever again bother the railroads." Murder of Two Brothers. The Oasis in it's issue of the 20th of April tells of a most ter rible double-barrel mur-. der as follows. Editor of The Oasis: "I want to tell you something about the killing at Harshaw: The two men killed were miners working in the Hardshell mine first class, good workers; but on pay dars they would get drunk. The man who did the killing was also a miner who had worked at the Hardshell, but had quit- several days bef o re the killing He is a brother to the man who ownes the saloon at Hardshell and his name is Francisco Valdez. The two killed was the Leal brothers. Valdez is a tough. People about Calabasas say that without doubt that, he is the man who killed Peterson near that place some time ago, and for money; but he went free because the testimony was not sufficient to convict him. He brags of : being the partner of some des j pp.sprado in Mexico who has kill ed eighteen men. The Leal j brothers were drunk, while the : man Valdez was sober so say me iviexicans. Their had been some quarreling earlier is the even- i , ing ana t&e saloon had been somewhat wrecked; but this was a later quarrel when Valdez shot them both doth down in cold blood. Valdez shot the first one and he fell, then the murderer groped around in the dark, sa' ing: "Where is your head? I want to finish you." He then placed his gun against the back of the prostrate man and fired, burning the clothing and inflicting an other mortal wound. Valdez then shot the other Leal thru the neck or lung, and then when the man wasdown put another' ball thru his head. This victimes skull was broken, and it is sup posed that the murderer inflicted that injury with the but of his gun a revolver. "After having done thes Val dez went away to another house and said; "I have started a tutcher shop up at the saloon, and have fresh beef there now.' "He also said there were oth ers he wanted and would get. "Valdez was arrested, examin ed, and his bond fixed at one thousand dollars br the com mitting magistrate. What do think of that for two murders? "Two sisters of the murdered men walked from Nogales to attend the burial of their brothers. "Murder is too frequent over here and the authorities pay too little attention to such crimes. "Some time ago old man Soto was murdered near Harshaw, and I don't think any officer gave the cirme a second-thought. "Another man was murdered by a worn on, (and all who knew her say she was a fiend) and left in the road in his blood. People- saw it. Richard Farrel (a justice of the peace) held an inquest on the remains, and walked off and told John C. Smith to bury de ceased if he wanted him buried. Farrel refused to arrest the woman as it would ,put the coun ty to expense, and she was not arrested. PROCEEDINGS of the Fourth Judicial Court. In the Territory of Ari zona, county of Apache. April 29, 3901. The judge being unavoidably detained did not arrive in St. Johns at the hour for opening court. Court was then opened and adjourned by John T. Hogue court commissioner, awaiting the arrival of the judge. The judge arrived and opened court at 1 o'clock p. m. The roll of the grand jurors was now called there not being a lawful number of grand iurous present a special venire was ord-1 ered issued by the judge. The court now proceeded to call the court calendar for the term. C M. & M. I. VS. Francisco Ansures this cause ordered con tinued for the term. The sheriff now came into court with a return of the special venire of the grand jury. There being a lawful number of grand jurors present the Fore man was now sworn and the j following grand -jury was now j regularly empaneled: I J. T. Lesueur foreman, i J. L. Hulsey, H. Butler, ; C. P. A-nderson, T. Phelps, i W. J. Mallory, T. Ortega, j L. J. Brown, P. E- Slaughter, ' M. Christersn, H. Lynch, J. H. Greer, Pi MontanoT 2 PURS GRAPE CREAM or TARTAR POWDER Highest Honors, World's Fail. Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair Avoid Balling: Fotvders. containing aluin. They are injurious to health P. T. Coleman, A. Long, J R. Gibbons, E. Jones. The judge now charged tHe grand jury when the- retir- . ed for deliberation. The Springe rville Water right andlDitch Co. VS. J. P Rothlis- burger' et- al. Motion to desolve the injunc- i tion in this case sustained. Dem urrer to plaintiff's pitition sustain ed and the plaintiff's granted leaf to ammend his complaint. Alfred Ruize VS J. A. Hart judgement ordered in favor of plaintiff. H- Lynch VS. A. E- Henning at al. judgement rendered in favor of plaintiff. Apr. 30. Court resumed session pursuant to adjournment. Pres. R. E. Sloan judge presid ing and court officials. Territory Ariz. VS Marcus Moreno, on motion this case or dered continued for the term. Ter. Ariz. VS Andrew Jones on motion this case ordered con tinued for the term. Ter. Ariz VS. H. P. Trainor : jury duly empaneled to try this case -Verdict of not guilty rend ered anddefendant dischared. Ter. Ariz. Jas. Pintan by order of the court this trial set for to morrow. P. E. SlaughterVS. Anna: Slaughter decree of divorce granted in this case. F. Day VS. C. Day decree of devorce granted in this case- N. P. Johnsen VS Mrs. C T. Johnsen this case dismissed at plaintiff's cost- ; W. D. Rencher VS MadaraRen cher this cause ordered for the term- H. HuninglVS. D. K. Udall it al, The receiver appointed in this' case ordered paid $300 for services court now;adjourned unr til tomorrow morning. May 1. Court resumed session pursuant to adjournment Present Hon. R. E Sloan prisiding and court officials Felis Ganzales VS. R. Gonzales, decree of divorce granted in this case. Emelio Chaves VS. Eleasa Chaves, decree of divorce granted in this case. Territory VS. James Hintonr this cause ordered continued for the term. Paul Hopf having presented ' satisfactory excuse was excused for the term. Springerville Water-right and Ditch Co. VS. John P. Rothlis burger at. al. judgement render ed in favor of plaintiff. The grand jury reported four indictments as follows Rufus Nephews, two indictments for grand larcm Henr3r Thompson one indiet ment for grand larcny. Serafino Sias for assault with intention to commit murder. All the parties" under indict ment after arraingment and en tering their plea of "not guilty"" were released upon bail- The grand jmy having com pleted its labors, after receiving the thanks of the court for the j manner in which they discharged their duties, were now discharg ed. Feliplio Garcia VS. Beatris Garcia, decree of divorce granted in this case. J. B. Wakefield V. C O Howe, this cause dismissed at defendent's coast. 1