MESA FREE PRESS.
W. D* MORTON. A. P.SHEWMAN.
MORTON & SIIEWMAN
Advertising rates made known on
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
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
“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
(To be Continued.)
GRAND CANON EXCURSIONS
Excursions will leave for Flag
staff on the following dates, over
the Santa Fe, Prescott <fc 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
trip, good for 30 days. This is a
grand opportunity to visit the
Grand Oanon 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.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped
Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all
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Piles, or no pay required. It is guar,
anteed to give perfect satisfaction or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per
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For Fresh Groceries
Fruit, Tobacco, Cigars and
Confectionery go to
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GRAND SUMMER SALE
Our buyers have started for the eastern markets to purchase our fall and winter stock We will have
the finest lines of New Goods to arrive this season.
We will commence a Grand Sacrifice Sale about August Ist to clear our shelves of Summer Goods Etc
make room for our New Stock. Our New Goods will begin to arrive .August 20. * ' 9
See this space for special announcement.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Estate of Margaret W. Vernon, deceased.
Notice is hereby given by the undersigned
Administrator of the Lstate of Maigarot W-
Vernon, deceased, to the creditors of and al
persons having claims against the said de
ceased, to exhibit them with the necessary
vouchers, within four months after the first
publication of this notice to the said Admlnls
trator at the office of Morton ft Shewman, At.
torneys, at Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona
the same being the place for tho transaction o
the business of said estate, in said Coupty of
FABIUS M VERNON,
Administrator of Estate of Margaret W
Dated Mesa, Arizona, this 20th day of May,
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Articles of Incorporation
Know alt Men by these Presents, That we,th
undersigned, have this day voluntarily asso
ciated ourselves togather for the purposes of
forming a corporation under the laws o! the
Territory of Arizona, and we hereby certify
First. That the name of this corporation is
"Phoenix Fish and Fruit Compauy,’ and the
names of the incorporators are John Goodfel
low and H. T. Nordyke, and its principal place
of tranßactiug its buisiness 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
Third. The amount of the capital stoe
authorized is Twenty-five Hundred Dollars,
which shall be 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 and
acknowledgment of these articles, and the ter
mination shall be at the end of twenty-five (25
Fifth . The affairs of the eorporaiion 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
porators herein shall be the Directors of the
corporation, and John Goodfellow shall be
President and M. T. Nordyke Secietary thereof
The seal to be selected and adopted by said in
Sixth. The highest amount of indebtedness
or liability to which the corporation is at any
time to subject itself is One Thousand Dollars.
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 Bth day of April, 1896.
John Goodfhllow (seal)
U. T. Nohdykh (seal)
Tzrritokt or Arizona, |
Couuty of Maricopa. | "
Bofore me, J W Crenshaw, a Notary Public
in and for the County of Maricopa, Territoiy of
Arizona, on this day personally appeared John
Qoodfellow 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 the purpore
Given under my hand and seal of office this
Bth day of April, A D 1896.
J W Crbnshaw,
(seal) votary lublic.
Tkiuutory of Arizona, | m g
County of Maricopa. |
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 20th day of
April, 1396, 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) Cmatv Recorde
Co Montezuma and Adams 3ta.
Livery, Feed and
Good turnouts on short n tcico’a
hours of the day and night.
Buy, se;l and trade osjoq
2 ial attention to hoarding h -rse id
J. K. DRANK.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office: One door west of the
Pomeroy Block. Calls attended at
Pip, PipT® Fills
Bed Rock: Prices.
We have just received a consignment of Buggies
Boad Wagons and two seated rigs, which we would like
to have you see before you buy.
Pumps of all sizes on hand. Get our prices.
ABELL & WILBUR.
Hunsaker & Stapley
Dealers in Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Wagon and Buggy Hardwood, Dry j
Paints and Oils, and Extras for all
kinds of Mowing Mach files. Single
and Double Harness at Let-live prices.
Giant Powder and Miners* Supplies complete,
Terms, - - Strictly Cash
Geo. W. Lewis & Co., Props.
Fresh and Salt Meats, Mutton, Pork, Veal and
Beef, Corn Beef, Sausage and Bologna.
Best of Meats constantly on hand at lowest price
for cash. Home lard, very best and pure.
Ako Polled Barley in any desired quantity
Butter, Eggs, Poultry and Stock taken in exchange »or
Meats or Barley.
Give Us a Call.
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