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W. D* MORTON. A.P.SHEWMAN. MOItTON & SIIKVVM AN Publishers. Advertising rates mane known on application. Friday July 10, 189 G. ON THE WING. BY PILGRIM BAXTER M’CREARY. Flagstaff l , A T., June 21, : 96. Dectr Free Preen : On the maps the post offices along the wagon road from Phoenix to Prescott are marked with as much show of importance as if they were towns or even cities. So after an arduous pull over formid able mountains we were surprised to rind a flock of chickens, a well and a bend in the road, to consti tute no inconsiderable part of the buzzing little town of Bumblebee. A boy skinning a jack rabbit was the busy inhabitant, and a walnut tree and inn were the places of interest of Antelope Here we took on water and information about the road to Camp Verde by which we arranged our maps for future use. “Go over the Hill,” our informant said, “till you come to the forks ; take the right Innid road till you come to a creek with plenty of water.” These direc tions were explicit and we tried to follow them to the letter. But the hill we found to be a mountain. The day was warm, and before we reached the cedar corral our horses had drank up our supply of water. In the distance was a pen on the desert. This no doubt was the cedar corral. We drove to it. It was a corral, but a scientific in spection alone could determine the character of its ingredients. After whittling and tasting, Cope and Dvsart pronounced it cedar. It would be right to go to the right, so we left it to the left. In a few miles the road forked again and we took the right hand according to our directions. It forked again In fact it did nothing else but fork that blessed day to 4 o’clock p. m. til! it had become so attenuated that it was tpo weak to fork. We followed it, however, till it dwind led to a trail. This soon disap peared leaving us in the midst of a desert without water. Our horses were well nigh exhausted. They could not take us back to Ante lope. Our case was desperate. We must find water or perish. We drove on and on till a dry arroyo crossed our course. Some range cattle were lying under the mes quite trees far to the left. This was an indication of water. Cope started up and Dysart down the arroyo in search of water. I sug gested that they take their guns. Dysart said he was too tired but when I insisted he reluctantly took his shot gun, I watched him pass where the cattle were. Some of them ran away but a few permitted him tc pass them. One wild look ing cow followed him from behind while he went on, too intent upon his search for water to think of anything else, till the cow was upon him, and then the row began. He used his gun as a club with which he tried to beat her back but she did not seem ro regard it. The man tried to get far enough away to shoot the infuriated brute, but could not. She crowded on while the gunbarrels were plied with rapid thwacks about her head. Had Dysart been without his gun the cow alone would have been left to brag about the result of that battle. In that case there j would not have been quite so much said about the light as there is now Dysart suvs he isn’t afraid of all thf* range cattle in the desett but Cope and I have noticed that ; jack rabbits and quail are perfectly safe along the road when there are any cattle in sight. These presents are evidence that we found water that night else 1 could nor havn lived to pen them. At Camp Verde wo took on water and directions to Montezuma’s Castle. “Across the Verde River three miles up. Dry Beaver Creek.” After searching in vain for a dry creek with heavers in it we guessed the directions were at fault and went up a beautiful stream of running water as inno cent of beavers as all our roads outside of Maricopa County are of signboards. It was the right way. A high limy bluff faces toward the south. In a great niche in the bluff roofed by a shelf of rock is the castle. Its lower rooms are some sixty feet above the water level of the creek and are built of flat stones which are la : d in a rude mortar of mud and gravel. The castle is several stories high. Its rooms and walls are well preserved and are monuments of the energy and industry of the builders rather than the skill of the architect who planned them. But for tin; ladders that modern tourists have impro vised, the castle would be entirely out of our reach, which fact clearly indicated to Cope and Dysart that it was built and inhabited by winged beings. This theory was strengthened if not absolutely con firmed by the fact that Monte zuma’s Well was nine miles away. Nobody without wings would have his well so far from his house. To investigate and pursue this theory dum fervit we hurried on by moon light to the well. (To be Continued.) GRAND CANON EXCURSIONS Excursions will leave- for Flag staff on the following dates, over the Santa Fe, Prescott <k Phoeuix railway : Thursday June 4th, June 18th, July 2, July 16, July 30th, August 13, August 27th and Sep tember 10th. Tickets will be sold at $15.20, one fare for the round j trip, good for 30 days. This is a I grand opportunity to visit the Grand Canon and spend a delight ful month in the greatest mount ains in the west and the grandest scenery on earth. 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In our new Shoe Department can he found the best"selected and wearing stock ol Oxford shoes, and lull lines of Men’s, Ladies and Children’s Shoes. We warrant shoes ALKIRE CO., 13 S. Center —3 and SE. Washington St. t~» „ . ” Bargain Givers NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Estate of Margaret W. Vernon, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned Administrator of the Estate of Maigarct W Vernon, deceased, to the creditors of and al persons having claims against the said tie ceesed, to exhibit them with tiie necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice to the said Adminis trator at the office of Morton & Showman, At torneys, at Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona the same being the place for tho transaction o the business of said estate, in said County of Maricopa. FABIUS M VERNON, Administrator of Estate of Margaret W Vernon, deceased Dated Mesa, Arizona, this 9.oth day of May, 1890 SantaFe, Presoott&Plioenii AND Aicliison, Topeka & Santa Fe mbM DS llie Shortest and Quickest Line To all points EAST, ar.d the only line having through Pullman Palace Car arrangements to Chicago* St. Louis, D nver and Kansas City. TIIE SCENIC ROUTE OF ARIZONA, The best route to California. The; only line from Southern Arizona to the Urand Canon of the Colorado, Petrified Forest, Cliff Dwellings, Great Pine Forests, And Numerous Other Points of Interest. Beautifully Illust.r ated Book free on appli cation. Through tickets to all points in the United Slates, Canada and Mexico. THE NORTH AND SOUTH LINE Furnishes the hest accommodations at the lowest rates. Vigilaut Management. Suuperior Equipment. GEO. M.SARGENT, G.P A, IRA P. SMITH, Phoenix, Arizona Coml Agt, Phoenix, Arizona. JS. COPELAND, GEO. T. NICHOLSON G. A.. El Paso, Tex G.P.A,, Chicago W. D. MORTON. A. P. BHEWMA N. HORTON k SIIEWII A ttorneys-at-Lcau, Mesa City, - Arizona. Will practice in all tiie Courtsof thcTerritory overnment land business a specialty*. Col ections promptly made. City Attorneys. Notary* Public in office. Depositions taken and pensions applied for. KW Ofkhk— Arl i gtn 110 l MfsrC'ilj i — j i ff. z. ZITOK. W. L. VAN HORN J VANHORN & ZUCK, attorneys & Counselors at. Law Office in (lineman & G 1 Blk Tkmpk, A T H. C. LONGMORE, Phiy sician & Surgeon Office at residence, 2 miles west ' of Mesa. f Articles of Incorporation Know all Men by these Presents, That we,th undersigned, have this day voluntarily asso ciated ourselves tog ttlier for the purposes of ! forming a corporation under the laws of the Territory of Arizona, an J we hereby certify 1 First. That the name of this corporation is “Phoenix Fish and Fruit Company,’ and the names of tiie incorporators are John Goodfel k low and 11. T. Nordyke, ami its principal place ’ | of transacting its buisiuess shall be Phoenix, * Arizona. Second. The general nature of the business proposed to be transacted is that of retai dealers in fruits, fish, flowers and such like merchandise. i Third. The amount of tho capital stou I authorized is Twenty-five Hundred Dollars, which shall lie paid in cash, and the stock is sued thereon shall not be assessable. Fourth. The time of the commencement of this corporation is to be from the signing ami acknowledgment of these articles, and the ter mination shall be at the end of t wenty-live (2 > i years. i i Fifth . The affairs of the corporation shall be conducted by two directors, one President and one Secretary, and these officers shall be elected every year. During the first year the incor porator.-! herein shall lie the Directors of the corporation, and John Goodfellow shall be President and 11. T. Nordyke Secietary thei - if The seal to be selected and adopted by sam in corporators. ' Sixth. The highest amount of indebtedness or liability to which the corporation is at any time to till ject itself is one Thousand Dollars, j Seventh. That the private property of the stockholders in this corporation is to be exempt from corporate debts. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this sth day of April, 1896. John Goodfki now (seal) 11. T. Nokdvkk Leal) | Territory ok Arizona, | County of Maricopa, j ss Before me, J W Crenshaw, a Notary Public in and for tiie County of Maricopa, Territoiy of Arizona, on this day personally appeared John Goodfellow and H T Nordyke, known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged to me that they* executed the same for tiie purpose therein expressed. Given under my hand and seal of oflice this Bth day* of April, A D 1896. J W Crbnshaw, (seal) Notary rublic. Tkkritory op Arizona, | „ s t.ounty of Alaricopa. | I, J W Kincaid, County Recorder in for the county and territory aforesaid, do hereby cer tify that the within instrument was filed for re cord at o’clock am, on this 20ih day of April, 1896, and duly recorded in Book no corporations, Records of Maricopa County, Arizona, at page Witness my hand and official seal the day and year above written. J W Kincaid, (seal) Co tin tv Recorde I CHARLES STEVENS Co Montezuma and Adams Sts. Livery, Feed and -Sale Stable I I (rood turnouts on s'i irt uotic >’ t hours of the day and night. Huy, sed and trade osjoij ial attention to hoarding at J. E. DEANE. I Physician and Surgeon. Office : One door west of the Pomeroy Block. Calls attended at all times. MEAC MARKET Geo. W. Lewis & Co.. Props. s Fresh and Salt Meats, Mutton, Pork, Veal and i Beef, Corn Beet, Sausage and Bologna. Best of Meats constantly on hand at lowest price for cash. Home lard, very best and pure. 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