MESA FREE PRESS.
W. D* MORTON. A.P.SHEWMAN.
MOItTON & SIIKVVM AN
Advertising rates mane known on
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. For further in
formation call on or address E .W.
Gillett, acting general agent or
L. H Landis, ticket clerk, No 44
West Washington street,
lliicklcn's Arnica. Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped
Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures
Piles, or no pay required. It is guar,
anteed to give perfect satisfaction or
money refunded. Trice 25 cents per
box. FOR SALE BY J- H. Barnett
Mrs. E. I. Lons£ 9 Prop.
Nicely furnished rooms by the day,
week or mouth.
NE ■ NEW - NEW
NEW SPRING GOODS
We are commencing to receive our Spring Shipments and will have the finest and best selection of Wash
Goods, Summer Silks, Novelties, and Silk Mixtures this season in the valley. .
Our Men’s Clothing, Hats and Furnishings are beginning to arrive. Lowest prices for best <>oods.
Our Ladies Waists are in la-est styles. 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
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
FABIUS M VERNON,
Administrator of Estate of Margaret W
Dated Mesa, Arizona, this 9.oth day of May,
Aicliison, Topeka & Santa Fe
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,
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
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
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,
Second. The general nature of the business
proposed to be transacted is that of retai
dealers in fruits, fish, flowers and such like
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 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
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
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
Co Montezuma and Adams Sts.
Livery, Feed and
(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
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.
Also Rolled Barley in any desired quantity
Butter, Eggs, Poultry and Stock taken in exchange sor
1 Meats or Barley.
Give Us a Call.
Hirnsaker & Stapley
Dealers in Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Wagon and Buggy Hardwood, Pry
Paints and Oils, and Extras for all
kinds of Mowing Machfnes Sirgle
and Double Harness at Let dive prices.
Giant Powder and Miners' Supplies complete,
Terms, - - Strictly C ash
Pi, Pus and Fillip
Bed Rock: Prices.
We have just received a consignment of Bugries
Road Wagofis and two seated tigs, which we would IB*
to have you see before you buy.
Pumps of all sizes on hand. Got our prices.
ABELL & WILBUR.
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