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W. D* MORTON. A. P.SHEWMAN. MORTON & SIIEWMAN Publishers. Advertising rates made known on application. Friday July 17, 1896. ON THE WING. BY PILGRIM BAXTER m’cREARY. Flagstaff, A T., Juno 21, *96. Dear Free Press : Next morning we approached the great wonder. It is in a mound some sixty feet higher than the surrounding plain and is walled but not curbed. Inside the wall it is fully 150 yards in diameter. The wall is perpendicular and about 60 feet high from the water level. Lookipg from the top of the wall the water appears pf inky blackness. Its depth has never been fathomed. In niches in the wall on the north and west are several well preserved cliff dwell ings of an architecture * similar to that of the castle. Fallen rocks and other debris have formed a footing at the water’s brink on the south inside the well that can be reached by climbing down a trail to the southeast. From the south side is an outlet for the waters to Beaver Creek which runs 80 or 100 yards away. . Inside the well and just above the outlet is a large cave made use of by explorers only. Into its dark recesses we fearlessly went. Soon we were out of sight of Jand. The sound of rushing waters in the hidden depths below made us shiver with apprehension of unseen dangers. If Cerberus had snarled at us from his deep kennel we should not have stopped to inquire whose dog he was. Under a pretense of seeking fresh air Cope and Dysart led the way out. I afterward overheard them telling an innocent looking frost bitten old person At Flagstaff about the Cave. In connection with the subject Dysart said something like "A mile and a half.” I broke into the conversation and asked “How deep did you say the cave is ?” Dysart looked surprised and said “A rod and a half.” About a mile from the well is a veritable village of boiling and bubbling springs pouring out mineral waters without measure. We bathed in the biggest one and drank much from the cleanest looking one. The water is so charged with heavy minerals that it bore us up. It was impossible to sink in it. Next day after drink ing, a scientific analysis .was not necessary to convince us that the water was diaphoretic, diuretic and exceedingly cathartic. By the time we were ready to move camp from Montezuma's Well Dysart and Cope had all the spare room in our wagon filled with relics, consisting of rocks, trunks of trees and weeds. Sometimes Cope and Dysart walked ahead of >the wagon up the steep hills. If you ever meet them jou may tell them there is about half a ton of their rubbish in the arroyo we crossed just at the foot of the Mogollon mountains. On the rim of this range are cedars, junipers and a few drarf pines not thick enough, however, to obscure the view of the surrounding country. When we were within half a mile of the heavy pine forest that rose before us like a black wall further on we saw away to the west six Indian horsemen riding at break neck speed. They vanished around a rocky cliff. Just then a band of a dozen horsemen whom we also took to be Indians came out of the forest in front of us. Cope said “Load your gun, Dysart, and hand me my rifle.” Two BB cartridges went nervously into chambers and the rifle was quickly in place. The horsemen turned over the hill to the east. We discovered they were cowboys. They were prob ably in search of the Indians whom we had seen escaping to the west. As this is the time of the year for the Apaches to become restless we drove on expecting to learn of some horrid massacres in the near set tlements. Four miles further on we came to Wood’s Gorrall where two cowboys were quietly waiting in the road in boots and saddles. Dysart eagerly chopped out a ner vous inquiry about the Apache Indians. “H—11!” said one of the cow boys, “ Them was no Indians. They’re cow-boys on a rodeo.” Just then a mighty rushing noise came from the mountain side to our right and the two cow-boys dashed away in that direction seeming to lift their horses on their spurs. A cloud of dust partly ob scured the living avalanche that crashed into the valley. Oattle and horsemen in wild confusion rushed here and there. Two mad bulls, like Andalusian monsters, rushed from either side upon a bold horse man. > He slipped away and their rage was wasted in the rocks of the bluff. They turned again but the horsemen again escaped. Their attacks could be eluded but they would not be driven, The herd could not be carralled till the bulls were subdued. At last a rider on a black horse dashed up and sud denly tired a half dozen pistol shots in their faces. Several times this was repeated until the great brutes sullenly moved off with the herd. Whether or not the shots had taken effect in their bodies we could not tell. (To be Continued.) 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